What relation does the Church of Rome sustain to other apostate churches?
"And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF
HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." Rev. 17: 5.
NOTES - In the creed of Pope Pius IV, an authoritative statement of Roman Catholic belief, is
found this statement: "I acknowledge the Holy Catholic Apostolic Church for the mother and mistress of
all churches!' (Article 10.) When the professed Protestant churches repudiate the fundamental principle of
Protestantism by setting aside the authority of God's Word, and accepting tradition and human speculation
in its place, they adopt the fundamental principle of modern Babylon, and may he regarded as the
daughters of Babylon. Their fall is then included in the fall of Babylon, and calls for a proclamation of the
fall of modern Babylon.
Many representatives of modern Protestantism have, in one way or another, rejected many
fundamental doctrines of the Bible, such asThe fall of man.
The Bible doctrine of sin.
The infallibility of the Scriptures.
The sufficiency of the Scriptures as a rule of faith and practice.
The Deity of Christ, and His consequent headship over the church.
The miraculous conception and the virgin birth of our Lord.
The resurrection of Christ from the grave.
The vicarious, expiatory, and propitiatory atonement of Christ.
Salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Regeneration by the power of the Holy Ghost.
The efficacy of the all-prevailing name of Christ in prayer.
The ministration and guardianship of holy angels.
Miracles as the direct manifestation and interposition of God's power.
Although many leaders of modern Protestantism known as higher critics have not formally
adopted the creed of the Church of Rome, and have not become an organic part of that body, yet they
belong to the same class in rejecting the authority of God's Word, and accepting in its place the product of
their own reasonings. There is just as much apostasy in the one case as in the other, and both must
therefore be included in Babylon, and both will go down in the fall of Babylon. The warning message
applies with equal force to both classes.
What reply did the Lord immediately make?
What is the duty of every child?
What does Solomon say his father did for him as a child?
How was this little horn to exalt itself against Christ and His mediatorial work?
What was to follow the great earthquake?
Is there any limit to God's ability to help?
Amidst poverty, suffering, and distress, what kind of workers does God wish to see?
Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle