Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
December 6, 1951

More Catholic Errors

R. Ervin Driskill, Columbus, Georgia

In a pamphlet, mailed (to) me from Chicago, titled "WHY" we find this statement—"God bestowed on man a mysterious power which enabled him to collaborate with God in forming other human beings. Man was, in a sense, a co-creator." Now, it should be evident to all that man is not a co-creator with God in anything. Adam and Eve were CREATED but they were entirely the work of God. No one, since the creation of the first pair, has been created. Man's work is that of pro-creator and not co-creator. Man has never created anything; everything created is of God and not man. Man can invent but man cannot create. One must be able to make something out of nothing to be a creator; man cannot do this hence, man is not a creator in any sense. Catholics have made a GOD out of the man Pope and now they are trying to make "men" God, by making him co-creator with God. It is neither scriptural nor sensible.

But again, speaking of the father, in the home, the booklet says, "Every father is another Christ in the home; his love is patterned on the love which Christ has for the church." This statement is almost, if not altogether, blasphemy. If every father is another Christ (in any sense) then we have many Christs. The only CHRISTS spoken of in the Bible are FALSE CHRISTS. (Matt. 24:24) Catholics have made every father a "false Christ." Peter said, "God hath made Him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom ye crucified." (Acts 2:36) If every father is a Christ then, we have many Lords for, Christ is Lord. But, Paul says there is one Lord. (Eph. 4:5) Catholics have not only made the priests, in their church, another Christ (for in speaking of the priest in "The Faith of Millions" by The Reverend? John A. O'Brien, PhD., he says, "For the priest is and should be another Christ." p. 271) but they are now making every father, in the home another Christ.

Then, the booklet says, "There are not two parties merely to a Christian marriage, but three: husband and wife and God." This booklet throughout has mixed the physical with the spiritual and this is the fallacy of the thing. There are many marriages where the TWO parties are united but where neither are united with God for, they have not become united with God, not having obeyed the gospel. Our relationship to God is one thing and our relationship to our companion is something entirely different. Certainly marriage is of God but that does not mean that God is married to every husband and wife. Catholics (in the booklet) specify "Christian marriage" because they do not believe one is married unless the priest performs the marriage . . ."converted Catholic Magazine, Oct., 1950, p. 255."

"Whatever husband and wife do to each other, they do to Christ; whatever they do for each other, they do for Christ," is another statement of the same booklet. Now, the fact that "husbands are to love their wives" and vice versa, and yet, Christians are to LOVE GOD WITH ALL THEIR HEART shows that love for husband is one thing and love for God is entirely something different. Just as love for mother and love for wife are two different matters (for all of us love our mother in a way we do not love our wives) so love for God is one thing and love for companion is something different. Jesus said, "He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me." (Matt. 10:37) We must not allow our love for man to come between us and our love for God; human love is one thing and love for God another. Thus our physical relationship is one thing and our spiritual relationship is something more.