The Scripture declares that the only reliable criteria to identify the true origin of any given spirit is the objective and historical Gospel of the salvation in Christ (1 John 4:1-3); and we shall not judge anything by sight or outer appearances. The Catholic Church has historically made everyone believe the false description of Satan as a grotesque creature; and by this, establishing the mistaken equation: ugliness means evil and diabolical; beauty means goodness and holy. But let us read what Paul the apostle wrote on this respect, “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:6-8). Pay heightened attention to the details Paul is showcasing: He who perverts the gospel might masquerade himself as an angel of light. Therefore, we are right on target when we say that outer appearances are not what counts, but the content of the message. But, of course, man’s tendency is to let himself be guided by sight.
In the book of Genesis, chapter 3, verse 6, it is narrated, “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat…”The woman let herself be misguided by her sight (“And when the woman saw…”) Galatians 3:1 declares, “O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?” Paul is clearly affirming the fact that salvation comes by faith in Jesus Christ, not by sight. Whoever lets himself be misguided by his senses, just as Eve did, will be lost.
Faith is equivalent to believe without seeing, and it is the only biblical method God accepts to give salvation. Faith is a spiritual principle that removes sight. This is the way it goes: Either we are saved by having faith to the acts of Christ on our behalf or we are saved by the evident improvement of our behaviors. The Bible declares that we are saved by the absolute righteousness of Christ and not by any good deeds we can achieve not even the best possible propelled by our faith. No man can ever obtain justification or salvation through his own merits, for we are all sinful in nature from birth to death. However, we know that Rome teaches that we are not saved by faith, but by sight or works of superogation. (That is the inner change of the believer)
The Roman Catholic Church declares that to be justified is to become righteous literally in our flesh-and to say this is to speak the devil’s language, not God’s. Catholics have become so blind that they cannot even distinguish the fact that faith and sight annuls each other. In 2 Corinthians 5:7 it is written, “For we walk by faith, not by sight”. Notice this: Paul plainly excludes sight, leaving faith as the sole principle for salvation. Therefore, it is quite evident that the works of believer are being clearly excluded, for man’s deeds and achievements have led him to self-boasting.
Ephesians 2:8-9 declares, “For by grace are ye saved. Through faith; and that not of ourselves; it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Paul is clear and emphatic by declaring that if we boast and glory; we should boast and glory in the Lord, who is the Only One who is truly worthy of glory. Let us read, “But ha that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 10:17)). In the book of Revelations, John declares, “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor…” (Revelations 4:11). This fact is confirmed again by John, “…Fear God and give glory to him…” (Revelations 14:7).
The Catholic Rome, by putting all its attention towards the believer or worshipers, has led most people believe that God has placed every merit of worthiness in them which allows them to achieve personal salvation. But Paul is clear: All worthy merits-which credited for salvation on our behalf- only, are found in Christ. The Bible’s salvation is free, not purchased by deeds. Therefore, there is no doubt at all on this matter: Rome as a church has become the darkest blot in Christian History. We are not all things straight for you by uncovering the horrible work product of such deviant philosophy known as Roman Catholics, which has been plainly identified by Daniel the prophet as the beastly power foretold to appear in history.
As we have clearly seen, the great apostle Paul presents faith as the only and exclusive reliable principle for salvation-as written on Romans 3:28, “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law”.