"Indeed, it is the wicked, who take not heed of authority ( First Peter chapter 2 verses 13 - 24), and that which God created is to be respected (first Peter chapter 3), and all will have to answer to the greater authority (first Peter chapter 4 verse 5 and 6)." http://kindstuff.scripturelink.net/theCatholicequation
""There is not, and there never was on this earth, a work of human policy so well deserving of examination of the Roman Catholic Church.The history of that Church joins together the two great ages of human civilization. No other institution is left standing which carries the mind back to the times when the smoke of sacrifice rose from the Pantheon, and when camelopards and tigers bounded in the Flavian amphitheatre.
The proudest royal houses are but of yesterday when compared with the line of the Supreme Pontiffs. That line we trace back in an unbroken series, from the Pope who crowned Napoleon in the nineteenth century to the Pope who crowned Pepin in the eighth; and far beyond the time of Pepin the august dynasty extends, till it is lost in the twilight of fable. The republic of Venice came next in antiquity; but the republic of Venice was modern when compared to the Papacy; and the republic of Venice is gone, and the Papacy remains. The Papacy remains, not in decay, not a mere antique, but full of life and youthful vigour. The Catholic Church is still sending for the to the farthest ends of the world missionaries as zealous as those who landed in Kent with Augustine, and still confronting hostile kings with the same spirit with which she confronted Attila.."
(The Anglican Lord Macauley, Edinburgh Review,1840) "
"Elegy to history
Poems to Truth
"Likewise, it seems, that everyone in the world knows what is right and what is wrong. There would be no need to excuse behavior otherwise, and without a moral grounding, why would most languages have a word for adultery. Why would we compliment some, and deny compliment to others, unless there was some or other unwritten law, which we and all others follow. A law, not of instinct, for it often requires the resisting of instinct. A law, that allows propaganda to work, and a law that makes us determine that one society, person, ideal or standard is more moral, more acceptable, or simply more appealing." http://search.scripturelink.net/meernessoftruth
In combat of Heresy
On the heresies of Chick publishers, I’d like to site the exact prophesy they do.
And say that the Vatican is not a huge trading post, that it has had more than seven popes in 2 millennia, that it, by the authority of God, in about 300, compiled the bible, this book, which protestants site as Divine, surely, did not have pagan beginnings, and if the bible is not compiled by Christians, then surely, Christians would be stupid to follow it, and that before the eleventh century, that there was but one church, and their attacks go right back to original, early christianity."kindstuff.scripturelink.net/1.doc" my statements on http://kindstuff.scripturelink.net
Refuting the reformation
"Surely, when the Circumcision Heresy combated the church, then Paul (formally Saul) and others were sent to the twelve, and the leaders in Jerusalem, who, along with James, and Peter, who are especially mentioned, make a binding Judgment, and even claim the assistance of the Holy Spirit in their own decisions. Surely, the same proof of the Trinity, when Ananias and his wife lied to Peter, that they had given the church all the money from a property sale, did not Peter say that they had not lied to men, but to the holy Spirit, and therefore they had lied to God. Does Peter claim to be God, no, but he does claim to be his earthly authority." http://search.scripturelink.net/whyimCatholic