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Catholic catechism

One of your letter writers challenged people to read the catechism of the Catholic Church. I'll take that challenge.

The Catholics have changed the Ten Commandments. In their version they leave out the second commandment, “You shall not bow before graven images.”

And they split the last commandment in two, to camouflage the removal of the second commandment.

This was done to justify prayer to Mary and other idols. Jesus said in I Timothy 2:5, “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.”

Pope Leo I, in A.D. 447, condemned the Apocrypha — the books containing false teachings — and said these books should be burned to ashes. I pray all the books that corrupt the living word of God be burned to ashes!

Another twisting of the Scriptures is when Jesus said, “Who do you say I am?” It was Peter's reply that Jesus is the savior.

This confession of Peter is what Jesus meant when he said the foundation of the church would be built upon the rock of a person's sincere knowledge and confession of who Jesus truly is. The rock is Jesus, not the pope or Peter.

This is the unmistakable meaning of Jesus' language to Peter. (Read I Corinthians 10:4.) But the pope twisted the Scriptures to glorify himself and to try to be God on earth.

Maris Sanner


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