“For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” Mark 13:22
If any Jesus you believe in isn’t the only begotten Son of God, then you have a false Christ.
“Here are a few things you may not have considered about Pope Francis when you are attempting to determine his religious authenticity as a man of God.
1. Pope Francis is an athiest. He doesn’t believe there is an Almighty God.
“Athiests acknowledge God through their good works, thereby redeeming their own souls.” Pope Francis
He claims that Jesus and Lucifer are both aliens, and that naive early man thought these beings were “gods” in error. The Vatican’s telescope, the third largest in the world is named “Lucifer”. The catholic church has requested the UN appoint an ambassador to alien life, and have even discussed the possibility of “baptizing” aliens.
2. If you notice in his speeches, he never says…..”God’s message to you is….”, but instead always says “MY message to you is…….”. He comes in his own name…..and not in the name of God.
John 5:43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
3. Pope Francis allows people to call him “holy father”, when this is forbidden by the scriptures.
Matthew 23:9. : for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
4. The catholic church is FULL OF GRAVEN IMAGES………..
Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5. Pope Francis sits on a throne in the house of God with a crown on his head, allowing men to bow down before him. Even angels don’t allow men to bow down before them.
Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
6. Pope Francis claims the ability to forgive sins…………which is precisely what Jesus Christ was crucified for. Nobody is yelling for him to be stoned or crucified for his blasphemy……..
Mark 14:64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.
John 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Blasphemy is standard practice for Pope Francis………
Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
7. The Popes are titled as Vicars of Christ, aka God on earth, whose title adds up to 666 in Roman Numerals. Vicarius Filii Dei. This is really no different than the ancient Egyptian Pharoahs who claimed to be “gods on earth”.
Revelation 13:18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
8. As Pope, Francis is the RICHEST MAN ON EARTH . . . The Vatican is ordained in gold, precious stones, and pearls. The priests wear purple and scarlet. While that snake is appealing to the people to GIVE to the church (for the poor) – he is sitting on the world’s largest stockpile of wealth. You could feed a third world country with the cost of his wardrobe alone.
Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
The catholic church is guilty of abominations, and spiritual fornication. This means that they have more blood on their hands than Hitler…..and they are supposed to be a CHURCH – but they are warmongers and murderers. They proliferate weapons to promote war, and with their use of the Jesuit order – which is the military arm of the catholic church.
WHY WOULD THE JESUIT ORDER OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH START WARS, TAKE PEACE, INFLICT MISERY AND SUFFERING UPON THE PEOPLE OF THE EARTH??
It’s because they serve the POPE. Their job is to inflict war and suffering, so the people will turn to the CHURCH and the POPE for answers and comfort…….and bring their MONEY into the church’s coffers. Sneaky suckers……….
9. It is FORBIDDEN to communicate with the dead….but it’s a regular practice in the catholic church to pray to dead people – Saints.
Deuteronomy 18:10. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
18:11. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
18:12. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
10. The catholic church lifts Mary above her son……praying to her, and considering her sinless. Mary was a sinner, and needed her Son to save her just like we need Him to save us. There is no instruction to pray to ANYONE in the scriptures except the Father…..and we also pray to JESUS, who is the Father in a human body.
Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
11. The catholic church sanctions repetitive prayers, and not prayers from the heart.
Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
They pray canned prayers, reciting mantras…….the rosary.
12. Catholics bow down to pray before images and statues…….IDOLS.
Leviticus 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.” ”
Pray for those who are entrapped and deceived by this wicked system–that God would have mercy on them, open their eyes, lead them to repentance, and cause them to come out.
(I don’t agree 100% with Mr. Boone, but he presents a lot worth considering.)
“The words of the LORD [are] pure words: [as] silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.” Psalm 12:6
“Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.” Proverbs 30:5,6
If God isn’t powerful enough to keep at least one true translation of His word pure, then what kind of God is that?!
John says: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
So if this is to be believed, that Jesus is the word, and also God, and looking at the verses below, which state that He changes not, then doesn’t that mean that His pure word also cannot change?
“For I am the LORD, I change not; …” Malachi 3:6
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” Hebrews 13:8
Saying that man, demonic powers etc can change God’s (true) word by whatever means, means that those things are more powerful than God, and we know that simply isn’t true.
And to say that the Bible can’t be trusted because it was written by men, but history books, newspapers and the like can be totally trusted is backwards thinking. If you believe men over God, then you have a problem.
Yes, man has changed God’s word through various different versions of the bible, and they have used corrupt (false) manuscripts as well.
But to say that God can’t even keep even one translation of the most powerful book in the history of mankind pure and exactly how He wants it, is to say that we do not have a reliable Bible to read, believe and obey.
If we do not have a reliable and true Bible to read, then what?!
If it has been changed, and there is no pure word of God, then we really have no reason to keep reading it and believing it and obeying it.
And for those people to continue to quote from these books that they say aren’t true doesn’t make sense to me.
If it has changed, or been changed, then it isn’t pure anymore and can’t be trusted or relied on.
These are just some of my thoughts on something I’ve seen on fb the last day or two. It is quite upsetting seeing these kinds of things happening in regards to God’s word.
I don’t know, maybe I’m over simplifying it by believing that those verses above are true. Maybe I’m missing something and am completely off the track.
It just seems to me that every other week there is a new thing happening to try to discredit the Bible, and we all know who is trying to do that. It doesn’t take a super spiritual or highly intelligent person to see that Satan is attacking God’s true word. It’s sad to see that people are succumbing to these doctrines of devils though.
It’s naive to think that he hasn’t already done damage in this area, and what I’m reading lately on fb just solidifies this for me. 😦
I say this not to bash anyone, or put anyone down, but to challenge the things they are learning through man, and not the Word of God. When we are too busy learning from man via youtube, fb, blogs, etc we can be easily swayed by these things.
“That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” Ephesians 4:14
If we were to stick to God’s word, with the teaching of God’s Holy Spirit, then we really can’t go too far wrong. (And if we do, the Lord will show us and get us back on track if we are diligently seeking Him.)
Here are a couple of my previous posts about Bible versions.
Satan the great counterfeiter counterfeit bibles
“Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Matthew 25:34-40
I used to attend a church that was heavy on overseas missions. I spoke to the pastor one day about how many they support here at home, and while there are a few, they are all either established church or those who have been from that particular church.
There really seemed to be no desire to plant churches outside of their, for want of a better term, comfort zone. (I don’t say this to be harsh, I’m trying to get to a point.)
The missionaries they support are, by all accounts, doing a great job, and I’m not trying to detract from what they are doing, because generally they do it really tough and have their work cut out for them.
My concern, after reading a couple of things the last few days, has turned to those who are inside the church. How many churches focus on evangelising/witnessing to the unsaved, and making programs for them, tracts for them, sending ‘love packages’ to them, soup kitchens etc, but what about those who are doing it tough within the Body of Christ? They seem to be forgotten.
These verses above are about Jesus’ brethren, not the unsaved. I think we tend to get so comfortable in our status quo that we forget there are those within the Body who are suffering and need help.
From what I’ve seen, it’s generally only when there has been a tragedy or dramatic event in a person’s life that the Church rallies together and prepares meals, helps them in their homes etc. But what about day to day living for those who are disadvantaged in the Body?? There are those who are poor/broke, depressed through circumstances, having trouble with their families etc etc, but they seem to be forgotten or ignored.
This leads me to the next verses after the ones above.
“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” 41-46
I’m not saying all this to ‘bash’ anyone, just to raise awareness that, while missionary programs are great, witnessing/feeding programs are great for the unsaved, we also need to remember that there are large numbers of our brethren that need help also.
It’s very convicting to me the next lot of verses, because I too have been guilty of not seeing the need within the Body of Christ. I don’t have much, but I would help how and when I could.
In a word, NO! Let me tell you why, from an excerpt taken from page 16 of ‘Empires of The New Age’ by Paul deParrie and Mary Pride.
Astrology, the teaching that the stars in the sky guide our lives, is the most popular form of divination in the West. It is the gateway by which many enter the pagan religion. Like all other techniques for predicting the future, astrology puts Nature in control and dispenses with the sovereignty of God.
Divination is completely amoral. The stars never guide you to make righteous choices, or even hint that righteousness exists. The pervert and the upright all receive their readings on an equal basis.
The Bible prohibits astrology, absolutely and completely. In fact, part of the reason for God’s judgment of Babel was the tower built “unto the heavens”.
In ancient times, the future was divined by sheep livers and chicken entrails. The Babylonians devoted thousands of volumes to the “science” of liver divination. To them, these copious observations constituted the pinnacle of science. The number of followers of these practices today — at least in the West — in negligible. Tea-leaf diviners and palm readers, once so popular, are also now on the wane. Instead, the curious and serious both seem to favor Tarot cards and I Ching.
Paul deParrie is a former occult practitioner with a wide knowledge of classical paganism.”
Divination is described as being –
“1. The act of divining; a foretelling future events, or discovering things secret or obscure, by the aid of superior beings, or by other than human means. The ancient heathen philosophers divided divination into two kinds, natural and artificial. Natural divination was supposed to be effected by a kind of inspiration or divine afflatus; artificial divination was effected by certain rites, experiments or observations, as by sacrifices, cakes, flour, wine, observation of entrails, flight of birds, lots, verses, omens, position of the stars, etc.
2. Conjectural presage; prediction.”
It’s basically trying to tell a person’s future by various means. No person (astrologer, medium, psychic) or thing (nature, entrails, tea leaves etc) has the ability to know the future. Only God knows the future because He is the only one who knows all.
Believing that God has made these things to be used for divination is also wrong, because He hasn’t. We are to rely on God and God only to direct our steps, not tell us what’s going to happen in our future.
It is similar to getting prophecies from sources that aren’t of God.
“And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by **soothsaying:” Acts 16:16
**Soothsaying: Strong’s # G3132 – “μαντεύομαι manteúomai, mant-yoo’-om-ahee; from a derivative of G3105 (meaning a prophet, as supposed to rave through inspiration); to divine, i.e. utter spells (under pretense of foretelling:—by soothsaying. – to act as a seer, deliver an oracle, prophesy, divine.”
If you are a professing Christian, and consult ‘the stars’ to divine your future, you are going against the written word of God and you need to repent – understand what you are doing is sin against God, seek His forgiveness and stop. You are messing with the occult by doing it and it’s very serious. The Bible actually calls it an abomination.
“When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, **or that useth divination**, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.” Deuteronomy 18:9-12
Just because it’s in the Old Testament it doesn’t mean that God doesn’t still feel the same way about it!
Please, I urge you to stop because you are dabbling in the occult.