Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him. (?Acts? ?5?:?28-29, 31-32? KJV)
True ......but When they came for me I trusted in The Lord the because always the arm of flesh shall fail you! The eyes of The Lord search the earth to find those that trust in Him to be strong on their behalf!
As a former Catholic and a student of a Catholic School, I can testify that it is a religion of works, one practicing those works can never know if they are saved and will go to heaven or not. I could only hope that I was good enough. Yes I prayed to God, Mary and the saints but I had no idea what " Jesus dying for my sins "meant. I also read the bible but knew nothing of the wonderful truths it held all the promises of God to those who would trust Him! When I heard the truly Good News and believed I was so so happy and it did take time for me to learn the true message the scripture reveals but the gospel of Christ is clear all who come to Christ receive eternal life! No sacraments, no priests , no praying to anyone but the LORD! No mediator except Christ! I was only 19 , I was so glad to be free of the garbage I was taught by the Roman church I threw out statues, medals, rosaries, it all went! I am soon to be 62 but I do not miss any of the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church those doctrines are just like the chains they used in the Middle Ages to chain the bible to the pulpit! Only they chain the hearts of men to a false god and false teaching! There is nothing redeemable in the false doctrine of that cult!