- Pope Francis denies knowing of allegations against McCarrick
- Catholic archbishop Viganò says Pope is lying in latest denial about McCarrick
Catholic archbishop, Carlo Maria Viganò (photo left), shocked the entire Roman church in August 2018 when he stated that he had communicated reports of disgraced American ex-cardinal Ted McCarrick’s abusive activities directly to pope Francis back in 2013 and that his warnings were ignored. For the first time, Francis this week publicly denied knowledge of Viganò’s assertions. Who is lying? As investigative journalist, Frédéric Martel, detailed in his book “In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy,” the Catholic hierarchy is thoroughly corrupt.
Francis’s deal with the Chinese communist government, which allows Beijing direct intervention into the affairs of the Chinese Catholic church, is seen as pragmatic by church progressives and as an alarming betrayal by conservatives. Either way, Chinese Catholics won’t be hearing the Gospel of grace in their churches.
In our current era of overwhelming inclusiveness and relativism, most evangelicals recoil at the thought of confrontational street preaching. But the Lord can surely use such methods to reach some and there are more than a few Biblical precedents.
Roman Catholicism was once known for its members being consumed with religious scrupulosity, i.e., “Catholic guilt.” That actually makes sense in a works-righteousness religion where the practitioner can never be confident that they’ve done quite enough to merit salvation. But these days, with the current pope saying even atheists can merit Heaven if they are “good,” the vast majority of Catholics routinely flout their church’s legalistic mandates without even a second thought.
Nineteenth-century American Protestants had good reasons to be wary of Roman Catholicism and Mormonism as threats to the civil order. Various popes of that time period had publicly condemned democratic forms of government and freedom of religion. The Mormon “prophets” also mixed church and government. But this article purposely omits the wider context because that wouldn’t serve the writer’s agenda.
Catholicism is a wide-is-the-way, works-righteousness religion which claims everyone, of all religious stripes and even atheists, can also merit salvation. Rome states that EVERYONE is God’s child, but we know from Scripture that is not true. Only those who repent of sin and accept Jesus Christ as Savior by faith alone are reborn spiritually and adopted into God’s family. “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” – John 1:12. Progressive Francis continues to grease the skids towards acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle.
Yes, Christians should pray for governmental leaders so that the Gospel can continue to go forth unhindered (1 Timothy 2:1-2), but Graham, and the other Christian nationalist, culture-war ecumenists named in this article; David Barton, Kenneth Copeland, Jerry Falwell Jr., Mike Huckabee, Robert Jeffress, Greg Laurie, and Eric Metaxas, muddy the Gospel of grace by linking the Gospel to politics and Donald Trump.
Copeland boasts that he has led 122 million souls to the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. No, he has led a much smaller number of souls to the false “Jackpot Jesus” of the false prosperity gospel. Copeland lives like a prince atop his one-man, seed-faith, Ponzi scheme while his contributors covetously hope just a little of his golden stardust falls on them.
- Church Ushers Rough Up First-Time Visitor Trying To Escape Without Filling Out Connection Card (satire)
Some ushers do take their ministry very seriously!