The Pope’s Word, Or God’s Word? One Of Them Is Lying

If you research the history of the popes, you will find a trail of some of the most wicked behavior in the lives of any human being, never mind those professing to be the “voice of God on earth.”  Others through the years have led scandal free lives, although at the same time propagating heresies that have helped lead many straight to hell.  Now the world has their  newest pope (Francis) whose election prompted many “evangelicals” to further damage the cause of Christ by praising his selection.  Such is the state of apostasy that reaches into the very pulpits of our churches.

The Church of the Nazarene (and other denominations) is now embracing Roman Catholicism as being on a par with its own theology.  This was illustrated clearly when a popular theology professor, Mark Maddix, told me and my friend Tim Wirth that the Roman Catholic Church preaches the same gospel of grace that we do.  We see evidence all around us, in the churches and the universities, of the “Roman Catholization” of the Church of the Nazarene.  Is anyone in denial of that anymore, especially when so many Nazarene leaders are proclaiming Catholics are our brothers and sisters in Christ?

And now, this Jesuit pope (a group founded to serve the popes and which committed vicious atrocities against Christians) has made a new pronouncement.  Please remember that according the Catholic church, the pope is the vicar of Christ.  What he says is as if God said it.  So I would love to know what Mark Maddix and all his learned colleagues think about this latest word from “il papa”, and whether he agrees with him?  Quote

“You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience.

“Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.”

 

You Don’t Need to believe In God To Go To Heaven?

First, what the pope is saying here is a contradiction of Holy Scripture.  He is basically saying that one does not have to believe in God to go to heaven!

This is the word of God:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  John 14:6

“I told you that you would die in your sins. For unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.” John 8:24

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.  Mark 16:15-16

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.  Romans 8:9

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,  John 1:12

 

Sin Is Disobeying Your Conscience?

He is also redefining sin.  He says here that sin is disobeying your conscience.  This also is not scriptural.  Here’s what the Bible says about sin:

Romans 5:12 says that sin came into the world through Adam’s disobedience- of God’s commands, not of his own conscience.  In chapter 3 of Romans, it also says that “…There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”  Jesus also said that“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12  So therefore, those who do not follow Christ, are in darkness.

The clear teaching of Scripture on this issue of who goes to heaven is not up for debate.

Our own beliefs, including the pope, does not matter a “hill of beans.”  Let the words of Holy Scripture guide and correct us, including the pope.  The Bible tells us that our own righteousness is as “filthy rags.”  Nothing we can do on our own can save us.

Based on his words, I believe the pope needs to truly be born again.  Let us pray for the pope, that he will come to know the true Christ, and that his words will not keep on deceiving many and leading them down the road to hell.

Pray also for the Nazarene Church.  What lessons are denominations like the Church of the Nazarene learning as it continues on the “road to Rome”, equating itself with a false religious organization?  Where are the six General Superintendents and what are they doing about the apostasy in the church?  So far, they have done nothing in the last five years worth of warnings from many Nazarenes.  Perhaps that is their desire, that we all become one with the Roman Catholic Church.   After all, Professor Mark Maddix has declared that we share the same gospel of grace.  The following is the word of God that the pope and learned professors like Mark Maddix seem to fail to comprehend.

He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  John 14:21 

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  John 14:6

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.  Mark 16:15-16

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”  John 3:3

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.  Romans 8:9

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,  John 1:12

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