The Roman Catholic Church likens itself to a flower box in which many seeds

have been planted. These are God's revelations to men; some have just come

up, others are blossoming, etc. They claim these seeds were all planted by

Christ, but that they develop at different times depending on the need of

the Church.

Karl Adam, THE SPIRIT OF CATHOLICISM (1928), "We Catholics acknowledge

readily without shame, nay, with pride, that Catholicism cannot be

identified simply and wholly with primitive Christianity." "A religious

historian of the fifth millennium A.D. will, without difficulty, discover

in Catholicism conceptions and practices which will derive from India,

China and Japan."


The first error is saying Christ planted the seeds. Many important Roman

Catholic doctrines have no scriptural basis: Immaculate Conception,

Assumption, Purgatory, etc.

The next error is to suppose that any need was not provided for the

infant church. Paul said he preached the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27).

How could he, if some of God's truths were in seed form buried beneath the


Scripture was given by inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3:16), and its

interpretation by the Holy Spirit (John 16:13). He never changes; God's

Truth never changes. Any development of doctrine is of human or satanic


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