Help Catholics and Orthodox believers,
By asking simple questions, helping them to think about verity of their religion
1) How do you think, to say the same words to someone 50 times is good? Is it normal to say God prayer “Our Father” 50
times (or another)? After reading the story of Bartimaeus, who was saying: “Have mercy on me” (Mark 10:46-52), we can understand
why God said: “What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?” God is waiting from us not verbosity, but faith and definite words (Mat.6:7-8)
2) … , if your son asks your neighbors for help and recalls about you only last of all, would it offend you? Does it please
God, when we ask saints for help, but not Him?
3) … , who will be justified in front of God: a protestant who prays only to Jesus or those who call unto saints? Does a protestant
sin when he prays to Jesus only? Have you found anywhere in the Bible a God-pleasing episode where someone called unto dead prophets?
The mediator is Jesus Christ only: 1Tim.2:5 “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”
4) … , When people in Africa summon spirits of dead people, is it good or bad? Don’t you look the same as that African,
when you call for a name of a saint? Do you know that contacts with dead people are prohibited in the Old Testament (Lev.20:27)?
(For God everyone is alive, but not for us)
5) … , would a father be pleased of seeing a weapon, with which his son was killer, fixed on a wall as a relic? How God
looks at us when we set crosses everywhere where possible?
6) … , if Christ would be killed with a knife, would you carry a knife on your neck? (Can you imagine a church with knives
and sabers on its walls?) Which sign would you make, when recalling Christ’s death?
7) … , What for Christ has died on the cross? If He has died for our sins and has forgiven them, why do you want to propitiate
Him by your “pomanas”? Don’t you belittle His sacrifice? Heb.10:18: “Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for
8) Do you pay money to someone for a gift? Do you know that each time, when you give money “for the peace”, you’re trying
to buy God’s mercy, and this is a sin in God’s eyes (Acts 8:20)
9) … , People say that it is a big sin to change your belief. But if you were born in a Catholic family (or otherwise), would
you have to change something? Would you make your son choose the confession you want? Why in the main sense of life you don’t
give your child a right to choose, when God gave this right? (Deut.30:19)
10) Do you know that no one baptized babies in the New Testament, because Christ taught: “… of such is the kingdom of heaven”
(Mat.19:14)? If such as children will enter, then even more so children will enter kingdom of heaven without baptizing. And Jesus
Himself wasn’t baptizing children, but blessing them. Paul thanked God that he baptized a few people in one church (1Cor.1:14,17),
because Christ sent him to bring the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation, but not baptizing (Rom.1:16).
11) Do you know that in the Bible it is not written that to change belief is a sin, but not to believe is a sin (Rom.14:23;
John 16:9)? And it is not inherited by right of succession, but comes by reading God’s Word (Rom.10:17).
12) Many things in Orthodox Church are taken from apocryphal studies and traditions. How high is the possibility that God approves
service, based on those books? Do you know that all rituals of sacrifices of the Old Testament gave nothing to God and people?
(Heb.10:4). If ritual service, set by God, changed nothing, but Christ changed everything, then what can give rituals of the New
Testament, set by people?
13) Do you know that when you accuse a protestant, who doesn’t want to pray for dead, of dislike for neighbors, you should
also accuse Abraham of it, who didn’t want to help a man from hell and his five alive brothers (Luke 16:19-31)? Sins can be forgiven
on Earth only, by his faith! (Ps.6:4-5).
14) Do you know that when you see and hear someone dead, this is a fruit of your fantasy or tricks of the dark world? (Luke
16:26-31 – Abraham doesn’t send dead to alive!)
Ps.88:10: “Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise thee?” Ps.49:7-8: “None of them can by any means
redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever” If it
is impossible to give a ransom for your brother to live long on Earth, then even more so it is impossible to give a ransom for everlasting
life! Can we redeem our brothers from “the purgatory”? Do you know that “the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands” (Acts
7:48), and the word “Church” was never related to stone buildings? (Acts 14:27; Philim.1:2) Do you know that only God is almighty
and only He can hear millions of people at once? Do dead saints have such possibility?