See our playlist "Dealing with Roman Catholicism, Idolatry & the Virgin Mary" at http://www.youtube.com/play... with 135 videos & counting. This is episode #1 in a three part series on "Uncomfortable Questions for Catholics (see the other episodes at https://www.youtube.com/wat... & https://www.youtube.com/wat...). Why does a Roman Catholic Mass only forgive venial sins (less serious) but not mortal sins (serious)? Why can only a Romanist priest forgive mortal sins through confession & penance? If Peter was infallible in faith & morals why did Paul confront him to his face in Galatians 2:11? Was this confrontation not a matter of faith & morals?
Larry Wessels, director of Christian Answers of Austin, Texas/ Christian Debater (YouTube channel: CANSWERSTV at http://www.youtube.com/user... websites: http://www.BibleQuery.org, http://www.HistoryCart.com & http://www.MuslimHope.com) is joined in studio by former Roman Catholic Rob Zins, Th.M, Dallas Theological Seminary (website: http://www.CWRC-RZ.ORG). Rob Zins has authored the books, "On the Edge of Apostasy," "Romanism: The Relentless Roman Catholic Assault on the Gospel of Jesus Christ" & others.
More questions for devout Romanists:
1. If Peter has the Power to forgive sins as the RCC declares, why did Peter not use this power to forgive Simon the Sorcerer, but told him to repent and pray to God for forgiveness?
2. Where does it even hint in Scripture that the Virgin Mary was sinless in light of Luke 1:47? Does this verse not tell us that Mary needed the same Calvary redemptive blood as everyone else?
3. Why did Mary offer up a sin offering in Luke 2:22-24 (c.f. Leviticus 12:2-6) if she was really sinless?
4. Can you give to me any Bible verse that tells us that Mary was assumed into heaven bodily after her death?
5. Since Mary died does this not prove that she was a sinner since the wages of sin is death?
6. At the last supper did Jesus transubstantiate Himself into the bread and wine and hence eat His flesh and drink His own blood?
7. If RCC priest have the power to forgive sins then can an RC priest forgive the sins of a non-Catholic? Essentially can a non-Catholic go to confession?
8. Is the origin of the RCC Mass the last supper? If so then how can the last supper be the same as Calvary which is an event yet future to the last supper?
9. What is a venial sin? Is there such a thing as a venial sin that does not in some way break one of the 10 Commandments? If not then is not the sin a mortal sin?
10. Is the Mass an unbloody sacrifice? If so then what is the wine changed into in the consecration? If not blood then what? If blood then it is a bloody sacrifice is it not?
11. Explain why eating meat on Friday was a mortal sin punishable by Hell prior to 1965 and now it is no sin at all? How can a mortal sin be dismissed or changed into a non-sin?
12. Why does the RCC religion only serve the bread and not the wine at their communion? In light of John 6:54 how can the wine be denied?
13. The RCC religion believes that venial sins can be purged or paid for in Purgatory. How are mortal sins purged? What punishment is sufficient for mortal sins?
14. If attending Mass and eating the RC wafer is a sin forgiving sacrament then why are not mortals sins forgiven in the Mass? Are they not more important? Hence the re-presentation of Calvary which offers up the blood of Christ is to no avail in forgiving mortal sins. Are they not more important? What could be more important than the blood of Christ?