Reformation Reminders: Rome & Her Desecration of Christ

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Eric Davis:

“Today, nothing has changed. To my evangelical and Catholic friends, it’s important that we no longer erroneously say that Roman Catholicism differs from Scripture only on minor points of doctrine and history. As the Reformers saw clearly, and will be demonstrated here, the differences could not be greater.

In keeping with that movement of God by the word of God, here are a few reminders of how Rome is a desecration to Christ:…”

Read more: http://thecripplegate.com/reformation-reminders-rome-her-desecration-of-christ/

Rome in the News, October 2015

Some Rome and eschatology-related headlines from this past month:

One World Everything:

The Parliament of the World’s Religions and the Gun Control Agenda

The Union of the UN, Vatican and PLO

Why Evangelicals and Catholics Cannot be “Together”

Roman Catholicism:

CNN Exclusive: Pope held private meeting with same-sex couple in U.S.

Fibbing for Rome

Go serve every one of you his idols…

Holy smoke! Priest captures image of the ‘Virgin Mary’ in a forest fire raging through Colombia

Hundreds of gay marriages annulled in Italy after judge in secretive Roman Catholic Opus Dei organisation stripped them of legal recognition

If another comes in his own name, him you will receive

Jesuit University Journal: End ‘Bourgeois’ Institution of Marriage

‘Lured to her death by Vatican cardinal paedophile ring or kidnapped in revenge by Italy mobster?’ Enduring mystery of girl, 15, who vanished on way home from flute class after Pope told family, ‘She’s in heaven’

Polish priest outs himself as gay with his partner and is immediately SACKED by Vatican officials

Pope Francis enters row over sacked gay priest by asserting that marriage is a binding bond between a man and a woman during opening of synod

Pope Francis Has Catholic Church On Verge Of Civil War Over LGBT Inclusion

The Catholic Church’s South American shame

The Church is making life ‘hell’ for millions of gay Catholics even though the clergy is ‘full of homosexuals’ says priest fired by the Vatican after coming out

The married couple who have BOTH become saints: Thousands gather in Rome to watch Pope Francis canonise the parents of St Therese

The Pope Is A Fraud

The Pope issues ‘extraordinary’ apology for its recent ‘scandals’ following outcries over the sacking of a gay priest and ‘gay lobby’ rumours

US Catholics flock to see the skeletal remains of the patron saint of rape victims who was just 11-years-old when she was fatally stabbed during a sexual assault

Vatican bracing for new revelations of mismanagement

Vatican Source: Pope Blindsided By Meeting With Controversial Kentucky Clerk

What is “Pope Francis” up to? He is “decentralizing” the papacy

 

 

All About That Grace

HT: https://feileadhmor.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/all-about-that-grace/

What Made the Reformation Unconquerable

606px-Foxe-martyrs-iconoclasm-1563Wikipedia on the Historicist understanding of Daniel 2 and 7:

Just as scholars note parallels between the prophetic chapters, so too have historicists since the Protestant Reformation. “The Reformation … was really born of a twofold discovery–first, the rediscovery of Christ and His salvation; and second, the discovery of the identity of Antichrist and his subversions.”[11] “The reformers were unanimous in its acceptance. And it was this interpretation of prophecy that lent emphasis to their reformatory action. It led them to protest against Rome with extraordinary strength and undaunted courage. … This was the rallying point and the battle cry that made the Reformation unconquerable.”[12]

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_7

Will Few or Many Be Saved?

Apocalypse 34. Satan bound for 1000 years. Revelation cap 20 v 3. Burney. Phillip Medhurst Collection

A postmillennial interpretation of Matt. 7:13, 14; 20:16; 22:14; Luke 13:23, 24, showing how these passages do not rule out the conclusion that the vast majority of humanity will be saved in history:

http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/87976-Are-there-Few-that-be-Saved-A-postmillennial-email-exchange

Problems with the NKJV

The Sound of an Alarm:

This is a synopsis of a sermon preached in Newtownabbey Free Presbyterian Church in March 2010
 New King James Version (1982)2 Corinthians 2 v 17: For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. 

One of the many strategies that the devil employs against the Lord and His truth is his attempt to corrupt the Word of God. It has always been the devil’s desire to corrupt God’s truth. When he tempted Eve we see that strategy in operation:
[1] He first cast ‘doubt’ on the Word of God: Yea hath God said Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? Genesis 3:1;
[2] Next he ‘contradicted’ the Word of God: Ye shall not surely die, v4;
[3] He then ‘denied’ the Word of God: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil, v5.

The devil has never left off that mode of operating against the truth of God. Sadly, when viewed from a purely human perspective it has to be acknowledged that his strategy seems quite successful. A corrupt Bible can do a great deal of harm and there are many of them about today!

Stage Four of Phase Three

800px-CheckmateIn the midst of a post on the Sandy Hook murders, the Still Man writes:

A foreign and hostile government is in the process of destroying America–the last bastion of Protestant Christianity in the world… The Roman Catholic Takeover of America is in Stage Four of Phase Three…

Read more: http://www.thestillman.com/stillmanfiles/2015/07/we-need-to-talk-about-sandy-hook/

A Roman Catholic Takeover of America

Archbishop Georg Ganswein and President Obama

The Still Man outlines the danger here:

http://www.thestillman.com/stillmanfiles/2015/06/election-2016-and-the-roman-catholic-takeover-of-america/

Christ Did Not Die for the Pope to be Glorified

Charles Spurgeon:

SpurgeonChrist did not redeem His Church with His blood that the Pope might come in and steal away the glory! He never came from Heaven to earth and poured out His very heart that He might purchase His people so that a poor sinner, a mere man, should be set upon high to be admired by all the nations and to call himself God’s representative on earth! Christ has always been the Head of His Church. . .

It is not possible for any to be Head in the Church of Christ, but Jesus! Has God exalted Him and made Him to be the Head over all things—and it is usurping the prerogative of Christ for any to suppose they can be Head of the Church of Christ, for Jesus Christ is the Head and He, alone, holds power over ecclesiastical organizations! Over the sacred mystical, blood-bought, redeemed, regenerated Church of Christ there never can, by any possibility, be any other Head but Jesus Christ, the Lord Himself! Now mark, God has exalted the Lord Jesus Christ in the government of His Church All authority, all authoritative rules in Zion come through Jesus Christ. All true teaching in Zion comes from His lips. We call no man, master, upon earth, for One is our Master, and that One is Christ. No man is Rabbi in the Church, but He is our Rabboni, our Teacher, and all other teachers are thieves and robbers if they teach on their own authority. They only are accepted as the Lord’s shepherds, who speak Christ’s Truth in Christ’s name—and in the power of His own Spirit. God has made Christ to rule supremely throughout the Church, and in this He has glorified Him!

– C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892), taken from Christ Glorified, Sermon No. 3436, Delivered on Thursday Evening, February 4, 1869

Source: http://www.erictyoung.com/2015/01/19/christ-did-not-die-for-the-pope-to-be-glorified-c-h-spurgeon/

Rome HAS Changed Over Time

HT: https://thereformedmind.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/problems-with-roman-catholic-claims/