Monday, February 21

A Dead Pope Answers Prayer!?! Really???

Nun prays to Pope John Paul II and gets answer??!!
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France – A French nun says she felt new inner strength and vitality as her Parkinson's disease suddenly disappeared in 2005 — a recovery the Vatican attributes to the miraculous intercession of Pope John Paul II (1920-2005). Find this article HERE.
Now, whether mainstream Catholics will swallow such things is not the issue here, it's that the Vatican puts their stamp of approval on it. This is yet one more instance of an heretical "church" running completely contrary to the inspired, authoritative Word of God. But this is really to be expected of those who by their own reckoning refuse to accept Scripture as inspired. Read their own definition:
"By pinning private judgment to the Bible the Reformers started a book religion, i.e. a religion of which, theoretically, law of faith and conduct is contained in a written document without method, without authority, without an authorized interpreter. The collection of books called "the Bible" is not a methodical code of faith and morals; if it be separated from the stream of tradition which asserts its Divine inspiration, it has no special authority, and, in the hands of private interpreters, its meaning is easily twisted to suit every private mind. Catholic Encyclopedia 
My Response to Their Heresy
The Reformers didn't "start" anything; but they did recover everything. They recaptured what the Roman "church" had hi-jacked many years before, the authority of the Scriptures as the sole means of determining the true life and Christian practice. And as far as their claim that "in the hands of private interpreters, its meaning is easily twisted to suit every private mind," they are quite right. It certainly CAN be as Peter avers in 2 Peter 3:16. And right now, I am thinking that this applies to the Roman Catholic "church" with unabashed shame. They would have their people praying through Mary (something the Bible does not even hint at). They would further deny out-rightly Scripture's clear declaration, "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" (1 Timothy 2:5). This is as clear as it gets! By having people attempt to pray through Mary or in the above case, John Paul II, they out-rightly deny the clear teaching of the Bible, and foist upon the unsuspecting a religion that finds no support but in the vacillating and sin-affected opinions of man. And the worst thing of all is that by so teaching they absolutely trample under foot the supremacy and glory of the perfect Son of God disallowing him his rightful place as the only Savior and mediator of all who wish to come to God! NOTHING COULD BE WORSE THAN THIS. For as Scripture teaches:
Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:9–11, ESV)
So, we must not allow such an awful tragedy to go unanswered. Thankfully, there are those who have and are speaking up. (Please read, for example, The Reformation's Conflict with Rome -- Why it Must Continue, by Robert L. Reymond) Those of us who call ourselves Protestants must not forget WHY we protested in the first place. Evil will not desist, but neither must our proclamation of the truth as it is  in Jesus Christ. All praise and honor goes only to Him and not to ANY so-called "church" whether in Rome or anyone else!

God help us. . . . And He will. Of that you can be sure.

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