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Seeking Unity With Evangelicals – But On What Basis?

Excerpts from Restore DC Catholicism

Seeking Unity With Evangelicals – But On What Basis?

Today Charismanews published a piece detailing a meeting that Pope Francis had with some evangelical leaders – among them Kenneth Copeland.  If I understand properly, the Holy Father recorded a greeting, telecast to several of the leaders’ congregations, in which he expressed a “desire that Christians would become family and not be divided”.  Ladies and gentlemen, let’s “cut to the chase”, shall we?  There is only one way that can happen, and that is if these congregations, from the pastors on down, convert to the Roman Catholic Faith – the One True Church.  Only in the Roman Catholic Church can they find the fullness of Christ’s teachings and the Sacraments that He instituted.  I realize that most of them were born into their respective denominations and have little culpability for schism, but they still must “cross the Tiber” as it were.
Indeed. But Francis doesn’t want conversion to the truth, since that is “proselytizing.” Kenneth Copeland is far from poor, preaching the so-called Gospel of health and wealth. Why doesn’t Francis tell him about that being a problem?

Read it all at Restore DC Catholicism

Pope Francis Proves Pseudoprophetal Status

Pope Francis Proves Pseudoprophetal Status


By Cris Putnam

The Huffington Post has published an astounding article explaining Pope Francis’ radically antibiblical teaching of works based universalism. Given the Vatican’s position that ex cathedra statements are infallible, it seems appropriate to ask if the new-age pope’s predecessors were all in error concerning atheism. For example, Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Humanum Genus portrays masonic deists, widely known for good works and community service, as agents of Satan. According to Pope Francis, this must have been mistaken. If so, does Catholicism now take back its claim to an infallible magestrium? [no, Francis is an anti-pope, a fake.]

Perhaps something more sinister is afoot? Peter, the apostle Rome falsely claims as its own [Protestant error of denying the papacy], wrote in the first century, “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.”(2 Pe 2:1)

Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are

Redeemed, Not Just Catholics


Posted: 05/22/2013 2:25 pm EDT  |  Updated: 05/23/2013 2:33 am EDT

Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists.

During his homily at Wednesday Mass in Rome, Francis emphasized the importance of “doing good” as a principle that unites all humanity, and a “culture of encounter” to support peace.

Using scripture from the Gospel of Mark, Francis explained how upset Jesus’ disciples were that someone outside their group was doing good, according to a report from Vatican Radio.

“They complain,” the Pope said in his homily, because they say, “If he is not one of us, he cannot do good. If he is not of our party, he cannot do good.” And Jesus corrects them: “Do not hinder him, he says, let him do good.” The disciples, Pope Francis explains, “were a little intolerant,” closed off by the idea of ​​possessing the truth, convinced that “those who do not have the truth, cannot do good.” “This was wrong . . . Jesus broadens the horizon.” Pope Francis said, “The root of this possibility of doing good – that we all have – is in creation.” Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/22/pope-francis-good-atheists_n_3320757.html

This is exactly what the itching ears of the pluralistic world system want to hear. [this is true] The idea that good works can justify a person apart from faith in Christ is completely antithetical to the New Testament. The Gospels also record Jesus saying “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” (Mt 7:13–14)  The Apostle Paul wrote, “yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.”(Ga 2:16) Pope Francis’s message is in direct contradiction of, “For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” (Ro 3:28)  While it is now beyond question that Pope Francis is a false prophet, this seems to be an indicator that he may actually be the False Prophet (Rev 13:11 ff). [he is THE False Prophet]

An Early Protestant View of Francis I

An Early Protestant View of Francis I

Links to Part I and Part II


“This points to my dilemma as a Protestant looking in on Catholic struggles: the people who I would most agree with on birth control, morality, beauty in architecture and liturgy, are the same people that would most vehemently defend the supposed Petrine office, priestly celibacy, bowing to images, praying to the dead, Purgatory and all the other things that legitimately need reform. And even John Paul II was marked with a weird ecumenism that seemed to be universalistic and too open to errors like Islam.”

“The things that I would really like Rome to reconsider are probably not going to change: Scriptural fidelity, policy on icons, Purgatory, indulgences and Mary’s position. If the “reforms” of Francis are an attack on ceremony and terrible innovations that liberal theologians are pining for, then it is not favorable for any of us who take fidelity to Christ seriously. A reform that made the Roman Catholic Church into a Magisterial Protestant Church would be great, a reform that makes it into the present Church of England would be a disaster. “

“Much has been made of his humility, but at some point I start to wonder if all of your humility is on display for the world to see, is it really humble? And is it a slap in the face to your predecessor? Do you need to refuse the Papal apartment and riding in the Popemobile? They are paid for, you aren’t buying them, so why make such a stir about these things? The priesthood in the Bible was robed in glory, and our services should be glorious, not drab and barren. So are we witnessing a return to the worst of the insane revolution that produced bad buildings and horrible liturgies (akin to the 79 BCP), or is this something else? “

“Friar Raniero Cantalamessa preached a sermon today which could be read as a call for taking a wrecking ball to the liturgy:

We know what the impediments are that can restrain the messenger: dividing walls, starting with those that separate the various Christian churches from one another, the excess of bureaucracy, the residue of past ceremonials, laws and disputes, now only debris.”