How can Protestants justify showing all the ways the Roman Catholic Church does not follow the Word of God, omits Scripture, and adds ideas and innovations to the Christian faith, then goes on and does the same thing?
If professing Christians invent doctrines, rituals, rules, hierarchy, practices and activities, which are not given in the Bible, is it not a contradiction of their rejection of the RC religion?
God gave us His immutable Word and His intent for His church, yet many go off and invent religious ways they prefer. It seems that the answer to this lies in the question above ---referring to "professing Christians" (not real ones). A real "born again" believer in the Lord Jesus Christ would not practice such or be associated with it. We will all have to answer to God one day, and we should be afraid of disobeying and offending God. Let us all be very sure we are "born again" by the Holy Spirit through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. If one does not know about that, let them prayerfully read God's Word daily.
Example of any time the Catholic added or took away from Sacred Scripture.
I can site the protestant NIV, New World Translation and other translations that clearly and boldly take away from their orinigal manuscripts right now.
Don't worry I'll wait
Geesh all this talk about the RCC and no substantiation. Getting old.
Well, I don't want to argue, but since you asked, I have here a paper on the matter you question, and it includes there a part of the answer to the issue for you to think about:
"SOME DOCTRINES OF ERROR AND BLASPHEMY: Mariology
, which takes the blessed mother of the Lord Jesus and exalts and deifies her as the intercessor for believers; Praying to saints
who lived hundreds of years ago; Infantilizing the Christ
, which continues to refer to Him as 'the baby Jesus' today, without regard to His Lordship, life, ministry, and supreme sacrifice for sin as a man; Invention of doctrines
, such as 'purgatory', confessions to a designated priest of men, numerous rituals and ceremonies, special religious days, claiming power to make saints; religious requirements and prohibitions, etc.; Exalting religious men
with power over people, as the Pope and his designation of priests who must be called: Father and Most Reverend, a hierarchy of controlling men, etc.; Holding to apostolic succession
, which cannot be supported by Scripture, and then disregarding the holy and royal priesthood of believers to minister, with elders appointed and led by the Holy Spirit to oversee and guide the local church; Disregard for the full Word of God
, and discouraging members from studying it; Many other abuses
. The papal system is truly apostate and will be judged severely as shown in the Book of Revelation." - RLD.