Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 1/8/22

Christmas holiday decorations inside and outside of government buildings was the unquestioned “that’s just the way it’s always been done” status quo, but tax-funded government buildings are no place for religious symbolism. If Christmas creches are allowed, baby Baphomets must also be allowed. Let the church be the church and let the government be the government. By the way, nothing is more Satanic than this Catholic bishop’s counterfeit false gospel of salvation by sacramental pseudo-grace and merit.

Roman Catholics are required to attend mass every Sunday under threat of eternal damnation. Catholics are also required to attend mass on designated “holy days of obligation” such as Christmas. So two weekends ago, Catholics were required to attend mass both Saturday AND Sunday. How many actually complied? Pre-COVID, only 39% of American Catholics obeyed the weekly Sunday mass mandate.

As in theological matters, Catholic prelates and priests disagree with each other on COVID-19 vaccination protocols.

Canada’s Quebec Province used to be one of the most Catholic regions on the planet, but it’s become radically secularized in response to RCC scandals. Bill 21, passed in June 2019, forbids the wearing of religious symbols by certain public sector employees, including teachers.

Pope Francis canonized his modern-era predecessors, popes John XXIII and John Paul II in April, 2014 and Paul VI in 2018. Bergoglio now proposes to also canonize John Paul I who was pope for only 33 days! Efforts to canonize Pius XII are on permanent hold because of the pope’s controversial neutral position with regards to Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Saint-making is calculated business.

The year-long “wafer wars” controversy over whether to allow abortion supporter, Joe Biden, to receive communion has brought into focus the lack of knowledge among the Catholic laity regarding the alleged “transubstantiation” of bread wafers into Jesus wafers and the worthiness of supplicants. According to a 2019 Pew survey, a whopping 70% of Catholics believe, contrary to their church’s teaching, that the communion elements are merely symbolic. Many supplicants receive the Jesus wafer even though they have not been to confession in the last twelve months as required. Biden and the 56% of Catholics who are pro-abortion are somehow able to harmonize the genocide of unborn infants with “Thou shalt not kill.”

Angry secularists are not happy with religion in general, but are targeting Catholic churches because of RC-ism’s clerical sex abuse scandals, historical ties to imperialism, and an intolerant view (for now) of LGBT-ism.

Liberal Baptists in pursuit of ecumenism with RC-ism must purposely overlook apostate Rome’s many un-Biblical and anti-Biblical doctrines, including salvation by sacramental pseudo-grace and merit, baptismal regeneration, and paedobaptism.

22 thoughts on “Welcome to the Weekend Roundup! – News & Views – 1/8/22

  1. Good Round Up Tom! All this Catholic controversy and hypocrisy will serve to fade them into irrelevance.
    I remember many years ago the Catholic Church was so prevalent and powerful, many Christians were sure the antichrist would arise from the Vatican. Don’t hear that theory much now!
    Have a good weekend brother!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa Beth!

      Yes, today’s evangelical leaders are either mum about Roman Catholicism or they’re jostling in line for a photo opportunity with the pope. An amazing decline in discernment in 60 years.
      Thanks and have a good weekend, too!

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  2. Hi Tom. In my personal Bible study I am in the O.T. and a constant theme between entering the holy land and the time of Samuel (where I currently am) has been periods of faithfulness followed by periods of idol worship. This cycle has repeated over and over again many times brought on by the deaths or lives of certain leaders. Of course, I know that it continues on until Israel is finally taken into captivity.
    Seeing the “Christmas” picture you have shared makes me wonder where America is in the cycle that I think every nation experiences. How can God bless a nation that has turned its back on Him? Thankfully, I know there are still many Americans who would look on this picture with horror and sadness.

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    1. Thanks, Chris. It’s admittedly very strange seeing this repulsive “baby Baphomet” lying in repose, but the great irony for me is the Catholic bishop in the article condemning the figurine when his false gospel of salvation by sacramental faux-grace and merit is equally Satanic.

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      1. Works based salvation is certainly a very ugly thought. I mean, who of us would make it? It is an evil and deceptive idea and completely opposite of the true gospel. I guess it’s pretty similar to the teachings of the Pharisees and Sadducees. Jesus certainly had good reason to call those “teachers” “you brood of vipers.”

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      2. Most people are understandably repulsed by a Satanic baby Baphomet. Satan is cleverer than that. Works-righteousness wrapped up in some degree of religiosity is Satan’s big seller.

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      3. Yeah. He has a way of making destructive things look attractive. He plays to our “old man” and he’s been at it for awhile now. His trained little demons constantly look for armor chinks. Thank God for his sovereignty and his amazing grace.

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  3. Answering your question: Our retreat went well. Last day I found out someone from the other church we partner with had covid. Someone was sick and still showed up. I’m hoping no one in our church got it. I made sure no one was sick from our church go even had one person not go just in case. But sometimes when there’s another congregation I have less control over that though I think its common sense should be to not go. Everything else went really well.

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    1. Glad it went well. Too bad about the person showing up with COVID. I hope the person isn’t severely sick and I hope they didn’t spread it to others. Some Christians have a reality-defying viewpoint regarding this virus.

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      1. Yeah. Its not been easy navigating this. Honestly there’s some in my church that have neglected all fellowship entirely and I think too scared and its effecting their mental health and spiritual life (I am not talking about those with pre-existing health issues or are older or have to meet with those who are older or are in occuptation that exposes them to more risk and they don’t want to come) and that covid panick has also caused so much problem that ironically involve more church resources and time to minister to them through electronic means. Yet on the other hand in conversations with other pastors our church protocols is seen as super strict by some. I want to preach the Gospel but sometimes I feel I might have to talk about the basics like washing hands, not going to a place when one is sick, things that all can agree about. Going to read your post now!

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      2. Thanks for the detail. The thought has often occurred to me that pastoring a church during this pandemic has to be very difficult. I’m praying for you, Jimmy.

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  4. 1. I read “Mass” mandate as “mask” mandate at first lol.
    2. Didn’t know anything about John Paul I though I do know somethings about John Paul II.
    3. ” According to a 2019 Pew survey, a whopping 70% of Catholics believe, contrary to their church’s teaching, that the communion elements are merely symbolic.”
    Wow. Evangelicals should capitalize on this to evangelize Catholics and use this point to say thats one more reason to reject Catholic sacremental theology and leave RC.

    4.) “Many supplicants receive the Jesus wafer even though they have not been to confession in the last twelve months as required. Biden and the 56% of Catholics who are pro-abortion are somehow able to harmonize the genocide of unborn infants with “Thou shalt not kill.”””
    Stunning percentage

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    1. Thanks for the comments!

      RE: mass mandate
      I imagine most mass-going Catholics poo pooed the Dec.25-26 mandate and decided once is enough despite the RC hierarchy’s threat of eternal damnation.

      RE: John Paul I
      RC-ism’s saintology is blasphemous, but “canonizing” a guy who was pope for only 33 days is blatant papacy promotion.

      RE: 70% Catholics don’t believe in transubstantiation
      A simply amazing stat. Another amazing stat is that 98% of Catholic women have used artificial birth control even though their church teaches it’s a mortal sin.

      RE: 56% Catholics pro-abortion
      Another amazing stat given the popular stereotype of Catholics being anti-abortion.

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      1. Roman Catholicism is a dead religion in more ways than one…and yet Big Eva want to give lip service to it. It makes no sense spiritually nor in terms of politically as well

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