Once again the Roman Catholic Pope is calling for Christian Unity according to a report from the Vatican Information Service which you can read here: [THE POPE TO THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES: TAKE THE PATH TO FULL COMMUNION WITHOUT FEAR Vatican City, 7 March 2014 (VIS)]
So once again I am calling for all true born again Christians to run from the Pope’s call for Christian unity, because there cannot be a Christian unity with a system that preaches a false gospel such as Rome does. I speak as a former Roman Catholic, and it was the Lord Jesus Christ who set me free from what Leonard Ravenhill called “the greatest forgery that Lucifer ever made.” (Why Revival Tarries, by Leonard Ravenhill) The Lord Jesus Christ saved my soul out of the darkness and gross deception of the Roman Catholic church in 1989 and I have never looked back. It never ceases to amaze me how the modern day church continues to flirt with a system that is so contrary to God’s Word. I put together a short video recently entitled “Satan’s Masterpiece: The Roman Catholic Church”, which is not hard to understand, and I compare Rome’s false teachings with the truth from the scriptures. I did that video simply because of what is happening in the modern day church world. I have written about the compromise of people such as Billy Graham and Luis Palau simply because the apostasy is so blatant and done without any opposition. It boggles my mind that Luis Palau worked hand in hand with the Roman Catholic church, to the point where they allowed Catholic priests to hear confessions, and distribute Rosary Beads at a crusade in Omaha, Nebraska. Read about it HERE. That truly shows me, that many in the modern day church are simply playing religious games, and dragging souls to Hell in the process.
The Roman Catholic church preaches a false gospel, and the Lord Jesus Christ does not have his hand upon that false system. It is a humongous political religious system that is filled with man-made, and demonic traditions, with the Catholic mass at the very core. A person does not have to be a theologian, or be a graduate of a seminary to understand that, they only need to be born again of the Spirit. You will hardly ever hear anything spoken against Rome from your pulpit on Sunday morning because most of the modern day “church” has been vacuumed into believing that everything is alright. Do not ever forget that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth, and he will never approve a false gospel especially the gospel that flows from Rome. We must not forget the genuine, and great men of God, which includes people such as John Wycliffe, William Tyndale and Michael Sattler who were put to death by the church of Rome, because they refused to comply with Rome’s false teachings. In fact, we would not have a Bible in our hands if it were not for people like them, and many others, who sacrificed their lives, to get the scriptures into the hands of the common man. I would highly recommend that Pope Francis take a couple of months off to read Foxes Book of Martyrs, and Martyr’s Mirror before he dares to make another call for Christian unity. Why do I say that? Because the Church of Rome still preaches and teaches the same doctrine that those great men of God opposed!
Here are some excerpts from Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe.
John Wycliffe (spelled John Wickliff in the Old english style.) is the first one that I will look at here. I want you to know that the Roman Catholic church not only killed this man, but the Catholic Pope exhumed his body 44 years after he died and burnt his bones! Folks that is absolutely incredible, and it shows you that they were being controlled by Satan, the father of lies! How could anybody possibly think that they were serving the true and living God, and do something like that? That is what is known as spiritual madness and insanity! At the same time it shows us what a powerful Christian testimony John Wycliffe had, that he could still upset the demons of Hell, 44 years after he died! Glory to the Lamb of God!!
Through God’s providence stepped forth into the arena the valiant champion of the truth, John Wickliff, our countryman, whom the Lord raised up here in England, to detect more fully and amply the poison of the Pope’s doctrine and false religion. [Foxe’s Book of Martyrs p49]
Articles collected out of Wickliff’s sermons [Foxe’s Book of Martyrs p57]
The holy eucharist, after the consecration, is not the very body of Christ.
The Church of Rome is not the head of all churches more than any other church is; nor that Peter had any more power given of Christ than any other apostle had.
The Pope of Rome hath no more in the keys of the Church than hath any other within the order of the priesthood.
The Gospel is a rule sufficient of itself to rule the life of every Christian man here, without any other rule.
All other rules, under whose observances divers religious persons be governed, do add no more perfection to the Gospel, than doth the white color of the wall.
Neither the Pope, nor any other prelate of the church, ought to have prisons wherein to punish transgressors.
John Wycliffe spoke the truth without reservation and it cost him his very life. If you are a true Christian I want to inform you today that the Church of Rome has not changed their teachings one drop since the time of John Wycliffe!
They still believe that the Pope is the head of the church.
They still believe that the sacrifice of the Mass satisfies the justice of God for sins committed against him.
They still believe in a non-existent, make believe place called Purgatory.
They still put Mary on a pedestal that God never put her on.
They still have Catholic Masses said for both the living and the dead.
They still pray for the lost souls that are in Purgatory.
And you still have the Roman Catholic Pope calling for Christian unity.
Here is what Pope Francis said in his call for unity:
If Christians ignore the Lord’s call to unity, they risk ignoring the Lord Himself and the salvation He offers through His Body, the Church: ‘there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name … by which we must be saved.’” [THE POPE TO THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES: TAKE THE PATH TO FULL COMMUNION WITHOUT FEAR Vatican City, 7 March 2014 (VIS)]
I cannot believe the utter audacity, and gall of this man, Pope Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) to make such a statement! The Lord Jesus Christ, through the POWER of the Holy Spirit, PULLED ME OUT of the gross wickedness, and deception of Roman Catholicism, and now he is telling Christians to unite with them! Listen to the words of the Pope as he tells the Christian, that we “risk ignoring the Lord himself and the salvation He offers through His Body, the Church . . .” I would like to say to the Pope that I was ignoring the Lord the whole time that I was inside the false system of Roman Catholicism, with their demonic man-made traditions, and it was the LORD JESUS CHRIST (Glory to His Name), who encouraged me to leave immediately!
Here is an excerpt from Martyr’s Mirror an extremely large volume which contains the accounts of many who were put to death because they refused the false teachings of Rome! Michael Sattler was another genuine and true man of God. He stood against the church of Rome and it cost him his very life. These were the charges that were held against Michael Sattler:
First, that he and his adherents have acted contrary to the mandate of the Emperor.
Secondly, he has taught, held and believed that the body and blood of Christ are not present in the sacrament.
Thirdly, he has taught and believed that infant baptism does not conduce to salvation.
Fourthly, they have rejected the sacrament of extreme unction.
Fifthly, they have despised and condemned the mother of God and the saints.
Sixthly, he has declared that men are not to swear before the authorities.
Seventhly, he has commenced a new and unheard of custom in regard to the Lord’s Supper, placing the bread and wine on a plate, and eating and drinking the same.
Eighthly, he has left the order, and married a wife.
Ninthly, he has said that if the Turks should invade the country, no resistance ought to be offered them; and if it were right to wage war, he would rather take the field against the Christians than against the Turks; and it is certainly a great matter, to set the greatest enemies of our holy faith against us.
Once again I must emphasize here, that the false teachings that Michael Sattler stood against are the same teachings that are believed, and taught, by the Roman Catholic church today! It is so very clear that there is little to no resistance in the modern day church, and the martyrs from the past are probably rolling over in their graves. Who would ever think that there could be such a political religious system, with it’s base in Vatican City, where Presidents and leaders from all over the world run like lapdogs to have an audience with the Pope? Folks it is something that is supernatural, and it is something that is totally demonic at it’s root, and you need to be aware of that in the days ahead.
Here is an excerpt from the conversation between the Roman Catholic church hierarchy and Michael Sattler a gentle born again believer.
Town Clerk, “You arch-heretic, you have seduced the pious; if they would only now forsake their error, and accept grace.”
Michael: “Grace is with God alone.”
One of the prisoners also said, “We must not depart from the truth.”
Town Clerk: “You desperate villain and archheretic, I tell you if there were no hangman here, I would hang you myself, and think that I had done God service.”
Michael:. “God will judge aright.”
The town clerk then admonished the judges and said: -”He will not cease from this talk today; therefore my Lord judge, proceed with the sentence; I will commit -it to the law.”
The judge asked Michael Sattler whether he also committed it to the law.
He replied, “Ye ministers of God, I am not sent to judge the Word of God; we are sent to bear witness of it, and, hence, cannot consent to any law, since we have no command from God concerning it; but if we can not be discharged from the law, we are ready to suffer for the Word of God whatever sufferings are, or may be imposed upon us all for the sake of the faith in Christ Jesus our Saviour, as long as we have breath within us; unless we be dissuaded from it by the Scriptures.”
The town clerk said, “The hangman shall convince you; he shall dispute with you, arch-heretic.”
Michael: .”I appeal to the Scriptures.”
Then the judges arose, and went into another room, where they remained for an hour and a.half, and determined on the sentence. Matt. 6:10; John 16:2; I Cor. 4:5; John 1:8; Job 27:3.; Acts 25:11.
In the meantime, some in the room treated Michael Sattler most unmercifully, heaping reproach upon him. One of them said, “What have you in expectation -for yourself and the others, that you have so seduced them?” With this, he also drew forth a sword which lay upon the table, saying, “See, with this shall they dispute with thee.” But Michael did not answer. upon a single word concerning his person, but willingly endured it all. One of the prisoners said, “We must not cast pearls before swine.” Matt. 27:14; 7:6.
Being-also asked, why he had not remained a lord in the convent, Michael answered, “According to the flesh I was a lord; but it is better so.” He did not say more than what is recorded here, and this he spoke fearlessly.
The judges having returned to the room, the sentence was read.
It was as follows, “In the case of the Governor of his Imperial Majesty versus Michael Sattler, judgment is passed, that Michael Sattler shall be delivered to ‘the executioner, who shall lead him to the place of execution, and cut out his tongue; then throw him upon a wagon, and there tear his body twice with red hot tongs; and after he has been brought without the gate, he shall be pinched five times in the same manner.”
After this had been done in the manner prescribed, he was burned to ashes as a heretic. His fellow brethren were executed with the sword, and the sisters drowned. His wife, also; after being subjected to many entreaties, admonitions and threats, under which she remained very steadfast,was drowned a few days afterwards. Done the 21st day of May, A. D. 1527.
I quote Keith Green often, and I am compelled to quote him one again, and this is what my dear Christian brother Keith had to say about the Roman Catholic Church:
“To merely call such a system “a CULT”, would be to throw it into the vast category of religions and quasi-religions that are currently making the rounds of our college campuses and city streets, snatching up many an unsuspecting youth. No, the Roman Church is not a cult. IT’S AN EMPIRE!” With its own ruler, its own laws, and its own subjects! The empire has no borders, it encompasses the globe with its eye on every person who does not vow allegiance. It calls the members of other faiths “SEPARATED BRETHREN” (The term used by Vatican II to describe the members of Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant churches.) and has as its goal the eventual bringing together of EVERYONE UNDER IT’S FLAG.
I know that many will not be convinced or moved by this article (or any of the others) to make such a conclusion. They are impressed by what they’ve heard about recent stirrings among the Catholics in the “charismatic renewal”. Many evangelicals (especially Charismatics) have been thrilled by the reports of Catholics speaking in tongues, dancing in the Spirit, having nights of joy and praise, even attending “charismatic masses”. Mouths that used to speak out boldly against the Church of Rome have been quieted by the times. It no longer is in vogue to speak of the pope as “the antichrist” (Although the following people unhesitatingly did: Martin Luther, John Bunyan, John Huss, John Wycliffe, John Calvin, William Tyndale, John Knox, Thomas Bacon, John Wesley, Samuel Cooper, John Cotton, and Jonathan Edwards.) Now Protestants unwittingly believe that “our differences are not so great”. Ah, that is just what She needs us to think!
I’ve never completely understood why God led me to write these articles. But it becomes more clear with each day of study, and each page of research. Never has something so black and wicked, gotten away with appearing so holy and mysteriously beautiful . . . for so long!” [Keith Green - The Catholic Chronicles]