Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 8/25/18

Ten days after the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report, which named over 300 priests in that state as predatory sexual abusers of children, Catholic news headlines are still DOMINATED by the story.

One need only skim through the headlines for a few minutes to understand that many Catholics are absolutely fed up with their church after this latest pedophile priest tsunami. Sadly, their faith is/was in their religious institution with its false gospel of sacramental grace and merit rather than in Jesus Christ and the Good News! of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Christ alone. We need to reach out to these lost Catholic souls, who feel betrayed by their “alter Christus” priests and bishops, with the Gospel of grace. I’ve been listening to Catholic talk radio this past week, and all of the discussions about this latest chapter in the ongoing scandal started off with something along the lines of, “Oh, what a tragedy. We are praying for the victims, BUT…,” and finishing with various assertions that attempted to minimize the church’s culpability.

Rather than scolding pedophile priests, Max Lucado should be telling Roman Catholics to accept Christ as their Savior by faith alone and come out of Catholicism. Lucado was one of the signers of the Evangelical and Catholics Together (ECT) declarations, which promoted ecumenical unity with Rome and its false gospel of sacramental grace and merit. Shame on Lucado and all the other “evangelical” Judas compromisers. Woe unto them that call evil good.

Ironic. The greatest attack on God’s people over the last fifty years was/is the promotion of the ecumenical compromise with Rome that was spearheaded by Anne Graham Lotz’s own father.

29 thoughts on “Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 8/25/18

  1. “Rather than scolding pedophile priests, Max Lucado should be telling Roman Catholics to accept Christ as their Savior by faith alone and come out of Catholicism.”~ WORD!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. One would think that an alleged minister of the Gospel would know enough not to embrace the notions of priests, continuing sacrifice, transubstantiation, confessing sins to priests, etc., etc., etc. Nauseating.

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  2. YEP! AMEN! God never lies and what a blessing it is to be able to have the veil dropped from our eyes!!! HE IS THE ONE AND ONLY LIVING GOD THAT LOVES US!!

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    1. Yeah, I see that Nabisco let the animal crackers out of their cages. Wally, maybe you also need to consider getting on board and going vegetarian like our household. 🐷

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      1. I believe that too, but in the mean time…

        My wife just called and she is bringing home burritos from Chipotle for dinner and I’m sure they’ll be just beans and rice. Ach!

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      2. She came through for me: a beef burrito! She got the same. Evidently she’s having a hard time getting back on the wagon after indulging herself with a surf and turf dinner in celebration of our anniversary last night.

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  3. 1.) “Rather than scolding pedophile priests, Max Lucado should be telling Roman Catholics to accept Christ as their Savior by faith alone and come out of Catholicism”
    Response: Amen!

    2.) Catholic abuse.
    Response: Crazy to hear there are 50 more new cases of abuse coming out; terrible and tragic!

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    1. Thanks for the feedback!

      1) Any time I see a quote from an “evangelical” minister in which they refer to the office of priest approvingly, I just shake my head. People like Lucado must swallow a tennis ball-sized lump of compromise in order to refer to priests and ministers of the Gospel in the same sentence.
      2) Yes, the publicity regarding the PA scandal is encouraging other victims to come forward. I imagine there’s still a large number of victims who are not ever going to go public because of shame, embarrassment, and the emotional pain.

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      1. I don’t know a lot about Lucado other than he’s an ECT endorser and also affiliated with the Church of Christ. I don’t know if he pushes baptismal regeneration which is a tenet of the “Campbellites.” Now there’s a term we don’t hear anymore.
        Thanks and I hope you have a blessed Sunday as well!

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