Originally posted by RJHinds
Do Roman Catholics follow the teachings of Christ Jesus?
Im pretty sure that all the various Christian sects have their fair share of falsity in their doctrine. I used to be one to strongly Condemn Catholics for their Mary worship, their praying to statues, repetitive praying and stuff like that. But if you really look closely at your question ..do RCs follow the teachings of Jesus
? and ask that of the doctrine you yourself preach then I would think that your doctrine falls short in more concrete and tangible ways than Catholicism.
Consider the seriousness of claiming that:
- Im saved eternally and not even God can revoke it .. notwithstanding statements to the contrary by Christ and the Apostles
- that good works and righteousness is filthy rags when Christ said the opposite
- that sin would not be counted against you in the day of judgment when Christ said the opposite.
Christ looks at the heart of the believer and his desire to follow after His commandments, chief of which is to love God and love your neighbour as yourself .. this love manifests itself in good works, helping the poor and needy, visiting the sick, the orphans etc etc. This is how Christ said he will judge.