Catholics proudly claim responsibility for the New Testament canon without giving any credit to the Holy Spirit. But wasn’t it the Catholic church that kept the Bible from the common people for over one-thousand years? Attempts to translate the Bible into the vernacular were met with intimidation, threats, and even death.
Even today the Catholic church generally does not encourage reading the Bible. Why not? What are they trying to hide? A recent poll revealed only 7 percent of Catholics read the Bible daily and a whopping 44 percent of Catholics “rarely or never” read the Bible!
Yet, Jesus said God’s Word should have a greater priority in our lives than our daily meals:
“Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” – Matthew 4:4.
Catholics would be surprised to find the Jesus of the New Testament is not the Jesus of Catholicism. Neither is the Mary of the New Testament the Mary of Catholicism. Or the “saints.”
Catholic friends, get yourself a Bible and prayerfully read the New Testament beginning with the Gospel of John.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32