Monday, September 16, 2013
Are Catholics Now Universalists? Fulfillment of the Great Apostasy!
It would indeed appear to be so, based on the Vicar's last pronouncement: that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences. It seems that adding to... and taking away from... the words of Holy Writ are being brought to a whole new level by the current pope.
Protestant Christians believe the written word of God is the only sure revelation given from God that believers can put their faith and belief in the content of the holy pages. And John the Revelator gave this warning near the end of the final book of God's word:
Revelation 22:18-19 18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.
But the most recent Pope, seems to waste little time rewriting holy writ with his papal majesterium! In fact, this pronouncement, that atheists (those who deny belief in the one true God) will be forgiven in heaven, goes in flat contradiction to numerous scriptural teachings!
1) Hebrews 9:11-14 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; 12 and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
a. This pronouncement by the Pope totally denigrates the holy, sinless blood Christ shed on the cross. According to this passage, it is the blood of Christ, shed on the cross, that cleanses the conscience to make it holy and acceptable to God. A human's conscience is stained by sin and sinful intentions. An "atheist" by definition, rejects belief in God, and in the divine work of Jesus of Nazareth on the cross for the salvation of sinners. So the Pope is saying that the whole purpose of Jesus living a life of 33 years of sinless life in complete obeidience to the Father's will, was for vain. Now the pope has had a change of heart, is changing the thousands of years worth of revelation and conviction that men have given their lives over, and is letting all who reject Jesus and God's salvation into heaven anyway!
2) It is given to man to die once, and after this to judgment. Hebrews 9:27
a. Don't worry about judgment, we'll let you in, just follow your (sinful) conscious!
b. What else does God's word say in regard to unbelievers and their conscious towards God?
Romans 8:5-8 5 For those who are according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. 6 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
3) For God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son, that whoever shall believe in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
a. The Pope, with his flagrant announcement, has sought to turn a centuries old truth and creed of the Christian church, a verse that's given hope to millions through the ages, and turn it on its head!
b. The Pope reduced the written word of God to meaninglessness. He has brought justification of sin for the wicked, and scorn and persecution to the faithful and those who hold to the word of God.
The LORD God predicted in His word, the Almighty [El Elyon, Yeshua], not a deceiving spirit masquerading as Mary, the Queen of Heaven, that their would be a great falling away in the last days. We have seen in gradually coming on, as the Protestant mainline churches turn their backs on sacred commands and the voice of our Lord, through His word. But I believe that we are now seeing it reach its fullness, as the head of the "Christian" church turns His back on God's word, and reverses the position of the Roman Catholic church, that began as the true Church, until it was institutionalized, and morphed into a geopolitical entity, giving the popes temporal power and property, wealth and riches. But Jesus said, "My Kingdom is not of this world..." (John 18:36).
2 Thessalonians 2:1-6 Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2 that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. 5 Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? 6 And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.