The Roman Catholic faith

Part 01 – The Trinity Doctrine
Part 02 – Who is the Most High God.
Part 03 – Who and what is Jesus?
Part 04 – The true meaning of ‘God’.
Part 05 – Supporting the Trinity
Part 06 – Pre-Nicene writings
Part 07 – Development of the Trinity
Part 08 – Why challenge the Trinity
Part 09 – Trinity Doctrine conclusion
Part 10 – An Apostasy
Part 11 – 100 indisputable proof verses
Part 12 – What is your confession?
Part 13 – The Roman Catholic faith
Part 14 – Trinity Doctrine resources

Did you know that the Catholic Faith is defined as the Anthanasian Creed which is what the Trinity Doctrine is. In other words, the Trinity Doctrine is the very definition of the Roman Catholic faith. This means that while many Protestant and Charismatic churches may believe this doctrine, they are defined as being Roman Catholic in as much as they agree to their creed and foundation. Of course they reject the Pope’s authority and many other doctrines, but have kept their main doctrine. The Roman Catholic Church’s creed is as follows:

Whosoever will be saved, before all things, it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith.  Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled without doubt he shall perish everlastingly.  And the catholic faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity, neither confounding the Persons nor dividing the Substance.  For there is one Person of the Father, another of the Son, and another of the Holy Ghost.  But the Godhead of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost is all one; the glory equal, the majesty coeternal. 

Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Ghost.  The Father uncreate, the Son uncreate, and the Holy Ghost uncreate. The Father incomprehensible, the Son incomprehensible, and the holy Ghost incomprehensible.  The Father eternal, the Son eternal, and the Holy Ghost eternal.  And yet they are not three Eternals, but one Eternal. As there are not three Uncreated nor three Incomprehensibles, but one Uncreated and one Incomprehensible. So likewise the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, and the Holy Ghost almighty.  And yet they are not three Eternals, but one Eternal. 

As there are not three Uncreated nor three Incomprehensibles, but one Uncreated and one Incomprehensible, so likewise the Father is almighty, the Son almighty, and the Holy Ghost almighty.  And yet they are not three Almighties, but one Almighty.

So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God.  And yet they are not three Gods, but one God.  So likewise the Father is Lord, the Son Lord, and the Holy Ghost Lord, and yet not three Lords, but one Lord. 

For like as we are compelled by the Christian verity to acknowledge every Person by Himself to be God and Lord, so we are forbidden by the catholic religion to say, There be three Gods or three Lords. 

The Father is made of none, neither created nor begotten.  The Son is of the Father alone, not made nor created but begotten.  The Holy Ghost is of the Father and of the Son, neither made nor created nor begotten, but proceeding. 

So, there is one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three Sons; one Holy Ghost, not three Holy Ghosts.  And in this Trinity none is before or after another; none is greater or less than another; but the whole three Persons are coeternal together and coequal, so that in all things, as is aforesaid, the Unity in Trinity and the Trinity in Unity is to be worshiped. 

Any person, therefore, that will be saved must thus think of the Trinity. 

Furthermore, it is necessary to everlasting salvation that we also believe faithfully the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.  For the right faith is that we believe and confess that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is God and Man; God of the Substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds; and Man of the substance of His mother, born in the world; Perfect God and perfect Man, of a reasonable soul and human flesh subsisting.  Equal to the Father as touching His Godhead and inferior to the Father as touching His manhood; who although He be God and Man, yet He is not two, but one Christ;  one, not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh, but by taking the manhood into God;  one altogether; not by confusion of Substance, but by unity of Person. 

For as the reasonable soul and flesh is one man, so God and Man is one Christ; Who suffered for our salvation; descended into hell; rose again the third day from the dead;  He ascended into heaven; He sitteth on the right hand of the Father, God Almighty; from whence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  At whose coming all men shall rise again with their bodies and shall give an account of their own works.  And they that have done good shall go into life everlasting; and they that have done evil, into everlasting fire. 

This is the catholic faith; which except you believe faithfully and firmly, you cannot be saved.”

So there you have it. The Trinity Doctrine is the very definition of the Roman Catholic faith and even though many who believe it may reject the Pope’s authority, nevertheless, they believe in the Catholic faith which is a different foundation to the one that Jesus built his Church on. That foundation can be found here.

Matthew 16:16-18
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.
18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church,and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

Can you see how much easier to understand is the foundation of the Church that Jesus builds compared to the Roman Catholic Church? And remember this, Jesus said in Matthew 11:29-30

29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

 

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