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10/15/15 at 07:13 PM 0 Comments

Pope is not False Prophet or Second Beast of Revelation.

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One can notice everywhere how people are so busy in writing and attacking Catholic Church on the internet, media etc.

Why can't Pope do miracles? Because it’s the Power of the Holy Spirit in him makes miracles, but anti-Catholics don’t believe when Catholics do miracles and healing, but admire when false preachers do it.”.” Behold, you scoffers, and wonder, and perish; for I do a deed in your days, a deed you will never believe, if one declares it to you."Habakkuk 1:5.

Isaiah 5:20 says "Woe to you that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"Jesus is our high Priest, he gave authority to apostles to perform miracles. Spiritual authority is accessed by faith in Christ ( Matthew 10:1, Mark 3:14-15).

Many People accuse the Pope of many things and misrepresent or criticize him, slandering and accusing the Catholic Church. The Pope’s approach toward non-believers or the Muslim world was widely misunderstood. His statements on social issues have been distorted beyond recognition by the Internet sites, media etc. Pope Francis' words ”“Who am I to judge?” became a rallying cry for those looking for permission to sin, and mistakenly thought Pope Francis had given permission to them.

Protestant brothers need to love one another and correct one another in love and not to ever make this correction an opportunity to defame and accuse others falsely. Within the Church and outside the Church, those who oppose the Pope share characteristics with the Pharisees in the bible. This reminds me of when some even accused Jesus for handing out with an adulteress. Jesus said “Neither do I condemn you “but that doesn’t mean he her gave permission to be an adulterer. If you carefully notice the following verse where Jesus says, “Now go, and SIN NO MORE.” Same thing happened with Pope when he said “whom am I to Judge?”

“There will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”The Pope is seeking lost sheep. But many Pharisees want to quickly judge the Pope and the Catholic teachings of Catholic Church. Christians are too loving to confront and rebuke false teachers which says in Titus 1:9, 13.We are to separate from those who persist in teaching error (Romans 16:17; Titus 3:10) but that doesn’t give permission to call evil as good and good as evil.

Also that doesn’t give permission for false Pastors and Preachers to bash the Catholic Church as an error or Mother of harlot or Babylon or Antichrist or false prophet or a second beast. We know that Jesus Christ was persecuted, there are people who persecute courageous Catholics just like those days. All these 33,800 different Christian Churches are claiming to be true Bible-based Church. All claiming to preach the Bible, yet wearing different names and teaching different doctrines having human founders. Does God call all these preachers, and then cause them to preach conflicting doctrines? Does God call all these 33,800 different Christian Churches to preach these contradictory doctrines? John 17:20-23 and 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 teach that he does not. Denominations do nothing more than create doubt in the minds of unbelievers. Denominations bring disgrace towards God's Word, as they fuel Satan' s war on Truth. Denominations have brought False Divisions that break off of God's church. (Titus 1:9, Acts 20:30). God's church was NOT founded by any man or woman, but rather by Jesus Chris,t who is its only Founder and its only Foundation. (1Corinthians 3:11).But there is only one truth. With partial truth, they can not claim to have full truth. The Bible has both side truths, but these denominations talk about one side of scripture only. 1 Peter 3:8 says Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.

In fact, Jesus joyfully receives sinners. He throws a party in heaven every time one sinner repents and comes to believe in him (Luke 15:7). He did not come into this world to save the righteous, but the sinners Luke 5:32 ). Jesus spent time with drunkards, but never got drunk. He ate with corrupted tax officials, but He was not corrupt. He empathized with prostitutes, but never compromised His moral standards. When Christ actually “hung” with sinners, but only that He was around them, loved them, showed compassion on them and their situations, and healed them.

Jesus ate with sinners and talked to them for a reason. He was building God’s Kingdom and getting them to follow Him. Same thing here Pope is preaching for unbelievers, to bring the lost sheep to Gods kingdom. There is a difference between witnessing and being a light to unbelievers and “hanging out” with them.

Remember what scripture said “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. (John 15:18-20)

Jesus associated with sinners for the express purpose of saving their souls. He compared his association with sinners to that of a physician associating with the sick saying, “They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Mark 2:17). Again he said, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). Jesus ate with sinners. When he was invited into their homes as a guest, he went for the express purpose of trying to save their souls.

Even though the White House hosted a politically motivated dinner, the Pope declined and ate with the homeless. I Corinthians 5:9-13: “I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler — not even to eat with such a one.

Even though we are living with unbelievers at our work place, in our society we are to set apart ourselves for Christ in an ungodly world.The Pope reached out to the Muslim world as a part of spreading gospel and promoting peace on earth, contributing to stopping wars and conflicts, praying for better understanding and to bring an end to all forms of fundamentalism and terrorism and violence. The Pope is reflecting what Jesus has taught.The Pope met anti-homosexual marriage clerk Kim Davis and congratulated her for standing for truth and religious freedom. Before anyone accuses the Pope, they need to examine their conscience in being right with God. ( Exodus 20:16, Leviticus 19:16).

“Pope Francis said government officials have a "human right" to refuse to discharge a duty, such as issuing marriage licenses to homosexuals, if they feel it violates their conscience”. Scripture says, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people. Jesus didn’t associate with “known sinners” like tax collectors because He minimized their sin ( Luke 19:1-10 ). He freely associated with them because He knew that they were more open to repentance. The Pope is pointing out love with patience, humbleness and with humility and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world of all nations as commanded by the scriptures. (Matthew 24:14). Pope Francis called for Christian churches to “overcome misunderstandings, divisions and disagreements and be a credible sign of unity and peace. The Pope’s strong support for Christian unity could help advance “the restoration of full communion between our churches.

Many anti-Catholics "so called" love is being expressed in anger, disrespect and language that is dangerously close to heresy. It's all too easy for people to judge others, while conveniently ignoring their own faults. The Pope is witnessing and making disciples for Christ. He did not give permission to sin. Neither is he saying anything out of scriptures by violating God's laws. We live in world which has rejected Jesus and his teachings when people have persecuted Jesus, they will persecute Pope as well.

Love one another shows up at least 14 to 15 times in New Testament. We must Love our neighbors as much as we love ourselves no matter what their religion, rather than viewing them as the enemy without compromising Christ's teachings.

Galatians 5: 22-23 declares the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace,patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. Those who insult and defame the Pope or Catholic Church are blinded by self righteousness and are stubborn and close minded. Matthew 24:9 says "Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake.

These people claim to obey the Bible, obey the gospel, obey the truth, yet they cause divisions among brothers and teach hatred towards Catholic Church. Such people are ignorant of God's righteousness, and are establishing their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God(Romans 10:3-4).

Matthew 24:14 Jesus said the end would come once the gospel was preached to the entire world "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the entire world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come." They were hated by all nations because they preached in all nations (Acts 17:6; 24:5). Paul declares that the gospel was preached to every creature under heaven (Colossians 1:5-6, 23).

Many so called preachers are misguiding their flock and jointly accusing the Pope with false prophesies with their own interpretation or private interpretations.2Peter 1:20 says "...no prophecy of Scripture is made by private interpretation." But many "so called" false prophets and preachers in today’s world who are wolves in sheep's clothing will take a verse completely out of context and try to make a case out of it. Today we have tens of thousands of non-Catholic denominations who formed those splits in the Body of Christ over differences in individual Bible interpretations. “Has Christ been divided up?" 1Corinthians 1:13

Millions of People have ignored 2Peter 1:20 and are making never-ending attacks against the only Church that Jesus Christ founded. 2 Peter 2:12 But these people blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like unreasoning animals, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like animals they too will perish. "This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth," (1 Tim. 2:3-4).

Some pastors preach that Catholics are not Christian but as religious instruction, they often neglect this verse. James 1:26-27 :If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. How come the one who follows Christ is accused as nonchristian? Those who accuse Pope as false prophet are like the Pharisee who prayed, “God, I thank You that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, etc.” (Lk 18:11–12).

That God wants everyone to be saved is first and foremost found in Scripture where this truth is clearly taught. (see 1 Timothy 2:4 and 2 Peter 3:9) because Christ died for all not just for particular denominations (1 Peter 3:18).

1 Peter 2:1-25 warns us to put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Some throw out scriptures and say Popewas politically motivated when he addressed the Congress or went to Muslim world. Acts 10:34 says so, Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality". Those who are gossping about the Pope and Catholic Church and make false deceitful prophesies from decades are the servants of unrighteouness. We know that Satan disguises himself as an angel of light in 2 Cor. 11:14 and that he disguises many of his agents as "servants of righteousness" (2 Cor. 11:15).

Colossians 3:11 says Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

Those who condemn the Pope , Isaiah 1:4 says Woe to the sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.

The Pope is going unto all world and promoting peace, how can that be wrong? Because scripture says Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Hebrews 12:14: Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. The Devil resists truth everywhere, because, as Scripture says, “…for there is no truth in him…he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44). The Devil and his demons work hard to deceive people and lead them away from God.

Anyone who persecutes the Catholic Church or Pope has made himself a stumbling block to the Church of God as said in 1Corinthians 10:32.

The goal of the Pope is to witness Christ and to promote peac,e not wars or violence. Because Violence, terrorism, everything leads to murder. When it cannot be achieved without force, force must be used the very last option.

So false preachers jumped on conclusion making irrational judgments about the Pope, accusing him as that Pope, he is setting the stage for Bible prophesy as false prophet,new world order, one world religion, and making everyone to worship the first beast antichrist etc To such false preachers or accusers Jeremiah 23:1 warns Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! said!saith the LORD.

1 Timothy 2:1-15 says First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

Many say the Pope is not a” father”, it's if that what dos this verse say? in 1Corinthians 4:14-16, Paul said, "I am writing you this not to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children. Even if you should have countless guides to Christ, yet you do not have many fathers, for I became your father in Christ Jesus through the Gospel. Therefore, I urge you, be imitators of me." Isaiah 22:21-22, says and he shall be as a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. And I will lay the key of the house of David upon his shoulder; and he shall open and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open." These verses are a prefigurement of the papacy.

He said call no man your father in Matthew 23:9, and here he calls their ancestors "Fathers". Is this a conflict? Judges 17:10, "Stay with me, Micha said to him. Be Father and Priest to me. Also we see in Judges 18:19, "Come with us and be our Father and Priest."

The Pope has been unjustly, deliberately accused to besmirch his character and ruin his reputation. Psa 109:4-5 says In return for my love they accuse me, even as I make prayer for them.So they reward me evil for my good, and hatred for my love. When the Pope is reaching the needy, people are busy in spreading gossip about him (Psa 109:30-31).

When the Pope was speaking to Congress and UN, iit was recoiled to God through Jesus and as an ambassador of Christ not to become President of the country (2 Corinthians 5:20). In fact many godly people were in Government.They have forgotten that even in the biblical times when Joseph was the Prime Minister of Egypt at God’s leading and did a wonderful job. He didn’t ask for the position, but never shirked away from doing it when selected by pharaoh. In fact, he later told his brothers that it was God who directed in this matter in order that the Israelites might be preserved. (Genesis 45:5 and 50:20-21)

If the Pope counsels the politicians or addresses the nation to counsel his flock, is it wrong? Because politicians are people too. Proverbs 11:14 tells us that, “Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. Hence pope spoke about religious freedom.

When we look back at history, we find that a large percentage of the government leaders were clergy. After the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream, Daniel was proclaimed "the ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon." (Daniel 2:48) During the reign of the Persians, he held the title of "first president" "because an excellent spirit was in him and the king thought to set him over the whole realm". (Daniel 6:1-3) Daniel was a man of great influence in his day and it's important to note that he never at any time forgot to give God the glory for his success. (Daniel 2:27-28 and 6:22) Though he ruled in pagan territories, Daniel was consistently faithful to the Lord, even when his life was in danger (Daniel 6:10-13). Daniel didn't hesitate to do "the right thing", even when it meant that he had to rebuke kings because of their sins (Daniel 4:27 and 5:22-28). He didn't check the “poles” to see what course of action to take, but rather, he sought direction from the Lord of all heaven and earth (Daniel 2:17-23 and 9:3). Indeed, Daniel served God continually. (Daniel 6:16).

The Pope, being very old at the age of 78, with humility and kindness, is travelling unto to the world preaching the good news of Jesus Christ, visiting the poor, doing good things by risking his life from terror threats. Some even question why the Pope has to talk about Global warming ,climate change, etc. The Pope, being a spiritual Christian person, is concerned about our affect on our environment because God appointed man to be the steward of this world (Genesis 1:28), not the destroyer of it.

Finally I want to remind this scripture Galatians 4:16 says “Have I then become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?"

Conclusion: Pope Francis is not a False Prophet not a beast of revelation. When protestant brothers accuse Catholic brothers, they are breaking God's kingdom and paving a path for others to attack Christians. Luke 11:17 says But he, knowing their thoughts, said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.

1 Peter 3:15-16 says that we need to prepare to give answer.” But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. “Those who hate other fellow Catholics, how do they demonstrate love one another? They have become the stumbling block to Jews and Greeks and to the church of God (1Cor 10:32).

Catholic Church was spoken by Old Testament prophets(Gen 14:18) and its founder is Jesus Christ himself and promised it would be defended from within and from without as He said, "...and the Gates of Hell shall NOT prevail against it.( Matthew 16:18) It was built on Simon Peter( Mt 16:18) guided by the Holy Spirit who will dwell within it( Jn 14:15-17, Act 15:28,16:6) has one fold and one shepherd( Jn 10:16) having Priests, Bishops, and Deacons(1Tim 3:1-13) having the Holy Communion celebration( Jn 6:42-70, Act 2:42) founded in all nations(Mt 28:19) in all centuries( Mt 28:20). Examine your Church to see if it meets ALL of these requirements with no human person founder. Jesus Christ is not married hence the priests of Catholic Church follow Christ example. ( 1 Corinthians 7:8,1 Corinthians 7:37) .

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