Why is Pope Francis Insisting Once Again That the Cross of Christ is God’s Failure?

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Back in September, Pope Francis called the Cross of Christ a failure “in human terms.”  Many Catholics came swiftly to his defense, saying that his words were taken out of context.

Now he has said this again. This man is obviously trying to drive home a point to the Catholic people, and perhaps the world.  What would that point be?

From Pulpitandpen.org

Quote from Pope Francis:

“When you don’t understand something, when desperation hits you then look at the cross. That is the great failure of God, that is the destruction of God, and it’s a challenge to our faith. And this is hope, because history did not end in that failure. Rather it’s in the resurrection of Christ that renewed all of us. I am going to tell you something personal. It’s 12 (o’clock) are you hungry? I am going to tell you something private. In my pocket I always carry two thing: a rosary to pray something which seems odd, this is here is the history of God’s failure, it’s the way of the cross, a small way of the cross, as Jesus suffered and when they condemned him right up to where he was buried with these two things I do the best I can. And thanks to these two things, I never lose hope.”

The cross, according to the Pope, is “the great failure of God.” The way of the cross is “the history of God’s failure,” according to the Pope. [1] – source

God’s Failure?

How dare this man blatantly call the Cross of our Lord Jesus “God’s Failure!?”  God makes no mistakes. He does not fail. He is all knowing and all powerful. Does anyone still doubt that we are seeing the False Prophet when we look at this pope?

I can just hear Pope Francis asking:

Did God say………?”  if he would open up a Bible, he would see exactly what our God says about the Cross and His Only Son’s death upon it. Let’s look at these Scriptures:

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). (Emphasis mine)

*The Cross is the Power of God.

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

*Christ’s death was the ultimate act of Love and Mercy from our Father in heaven.

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). (Emphasis mine)

*Our lives as believers should reflect the mercy and love shown to us by Jesus on Calvary’s Cross.

“And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38). (Emphasis mine)

*The Cross symbolizes our Lord’s suffering and and as we follow Him, we will suffer for His sake.

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2). (Emphasis mine)

*Jesus knew that He came to this earth to die for our sins. His “humanness” allowed Him to feel the intense pain and even the shame of being nailed to that tree; but He knew what was waiting on the other side. He knew that his death on the Cross was the only way for us to be reconciled to our Father. This gave Him much joy!

“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross” (Colossians 2:14). (Emphasis mine)

*Our sins (every one of them) Nailed to that Cross! Hallelujah!  Not a failure, but a great Triumph!

“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16).

*Jesus showed us ‘Agape’ Love when He willingly laid down His life and went to that Cross for us. He showed us that we should have this kind of love for our brethren.

What the Word says about the Devil

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14).

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:11-12).

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

Brethren, I feel the presence of the evil one when I listen to the words of Pope Francis.  Anyone who loves the Lord Jesus Christ and believes that the Word of God is truly from God; should shudder at these words of the Pope!

To claim the Cross as “God’s failure” is straight from the pit of hell.  Our Lord and Savior came to this earth to die on that Cross.  That is the greatest news for mankind – that through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ – God made a way for fallen men and women to be reconciled to Him for eternity!

I pray that many Catholics are searching for the truth because they discern that the words of this pope are bizarre and not based on the Word of God. I have known many Catholics who truly seemed born again, but insisted on remaining in that godless institution – the RCC.

If you are a Catholic and are reading this article, please read God’s Word and compare it to the words of Pope Francis. God will show you that this man is leading many astray.  Ask the Lord to show you Truth.

HE is Truth.

MARANATHA

 

Beautiful Church Buildings Once Filled With Believers – Now Overflowing with Apostasy

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I went with my son to a town not too far from where we live. A beautiful town, up in the mountains – established over two centuries ago. Everywhere I looked, there were buildings with such character and exquisite architecture; truly breathtaking.

As we turned street corners there were huge stone churches from the 1700’s – they seemed to be everywhere.  I stood in awe of these magnificent structures; thinking about the people who once sat in the pews and are since long gone from this earth.

I began to take note of the denominations of these churches. As we walked, my heart began to sink lower and lower.

Presbyterian USA

Lutheran

Church of Christ

Methodist

I pondered as we admired the beautiful design of the buildings – was there once solid, Bible based teaching from the pulpits of these houses of worship?  Did the congregants enter the doors with Bibles in hand – excited to hear God’s Word preached?  Was there a love for the Jewish people in these places? Did they understand that Jesus was a Jew? Did they grasp that the Bible was written by Jews?

My son, who has fallen away from the faith, read my expression and inquired if I was ok. At first I was hesitant to say anything because I knew that it would just cause friction. But then I could not help myself and said “Most of these churches hate Israel and are not preaching from God’s Word any longer.”

That set off a argument as to why I am always so “negative.” Anything I would say at that point would be fuel on the fire, so I said nothing. He did tell me that he reads my articles.

So son – if you are reading this, I’d like to respond to  your comment about being negative. Perhaps this is a better way to communicate the truths from God’s Word to you. I pray that the Lord Himself will quicken this to your heart and open your eyes to His truth.

Hatred for Israel in Many Denominations:

Many mainline denominations have decided that the Church replaced Israel in the eyes of God. This is called Replacement Theology, and is a lie from Satan’s mouth and the pit of hell.  The truth is the Church is the Church, and Israel is Israel.

We whom have been born again are saved by Grace through faith. Most of Israel is not walking with God, nor do they believe that He sent His Son Jesus Christ as the Messiah of the world. As a matter of fact, sadly most Jews are secular, and some do not believe that God exists.

But the Lord is not done with Israel. He made a Covenant with them, and although they have been faithless, God is faithful to His Word. Israel is God’s Land. Jerusalem belongs to Him and it angers Him when there is talk of splitting Jerusalem.

The Abrahamic Covenant with Israel

FROM GOTQUESTIONS.ORG

“God determined to call out a special people for Himself, and through that special people He would bring blessing to all the nations. The Abrahamic Covenant is paramount to a proper understanding of the kingdom concept and is foundational to Old Testament theology. The Abrahamic Covenant is described in Genesis 12:1–3, and (1) it is an unconditional covenant. There are no conditions attached to it (no “if” clauses suggesting its fulfillment is dependent on man). (2) It is also a literal covenant in which the promises should be understood literally. The land that is promised should be understood in a normal definition of the word—it is not a figure of heaven. (3) It is also an everlasting covenant. The promises that God made to Israel are eternal.

There are three main features to the Abrahamic Covenant:

1. The promise of land (Genesis 12:1). God called Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees to a land that He would give him (Genesis 12:1). This promise is reiterated in Genesis 13:14–18 where it is confirmed by a shoe covenant; its dimensions are given in Genesis 15:18–21 (precluding any notion of this being fulfilled in heaven). The land aspect of the Abrahamic Covenant is expanded in Deuteronomy 30:1–10, which is the Palestinian Covenant.

2. The promise of descendants (Genesis 12:2). God promised Abraham that He would make a great nation out of him. Abraham, who was 75 years old and childless (Genesis 12:4), was promised many descendants. This promise is amplified in Genesis 17:6 where God promised that nations and kings would descend from the aged patriarch. This promise (which is expanded in the Davidic Covenant of 2 Samuel 7:12–16) would eventuate in the Davidic throne with Messiah’s kingdom rule over the Hebrew people.

3. The promise of blessing and redemption (Genesis 12:3). God promised to bless Abraham and the families of the earth through him. This promise is amplified in the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31–34; cf. Hebrews 8:6–13) and has to do with “Israel’s spiritual blessing and redemption.” Jeremiah 31:34 anticipates the forgiveness of sin. The unconditional and eternal nature of the covenant is seen in that the covenant is reaffirmed to Isaac (Genesis 21:12; 26:3–4). The “I will” promises again suggest the unconditional aspect of the covenant. The covenant is later confirmed to Jacob (Genesis 28:14–15). It is noteworthy that God reaffirmed these promises amid the sins of the patriarchs, which fact further emphasizes the unconditional nature of the Abrahamic Covenant.

God’s method of fulfilling the Abrahamic Covenant is literal, inasmuch as God partially fulfilled the covenant in history: God blessed Abraham by giving him the land (Genesis 13:14–17), and, centuries later, the sons of Abraham took control of the land: “So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors, and they took possession of it and settled there” (Joshua 21:43). God blessed Abraham spiritually (Genesis 13:8, 18; 14:22, 23; 21:22); God gave him numerous descendants (Genesis 22:17; 49:3–28). An important element of the Abrahamic Covenant, however, demands a still-future fulfillment with Messiah’s kingdom rule:

(1) Israel as a nation will possess the totality of the land in the future. Numerous Old Testament passages anticipate the future blessing of Israel and her possession of the land as promised to Abraham. Ezekiel envisions a future day when Israel is restored to the land (Ezekiel 20:33–37, 40–42; 36:1–37:28).

(2) Israel as a nation will be converted, forgiven, and restored (Romans 11:25–27).

(3) Israel will repent and receive the forgiveness of God in the future (Zechariah 12:10–14). The Abrahamic Covenant finds its ultimate fulfillment in connection with the return of Messiah to rescue and bless His people Israel. It is through the nation Israel that God promised in Genesis 12:1–3 to bless the nations of the world. That ultimate blessing will issue in the forgiveness of sins and Messiah’s glorious kingdom reign on earth.”  [1] – source

Satan has blinded the Nations and has Wreaked Havoc in our Churches

When leadership of churches stray from God’s Word, and decide that their opinions supersede  His Word, the devil gets a stronghold.

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death”  (Proverbs 14:12).

The So-called Palestinian Conflict

Ever since 1948, when prophecy from the Word of God was fulfilled, and the Jewish people were called from the four corners of the earth back to their God-given homeland of Israel – there has been turmoil and conflict in the region.

The Arabic nations believe that the land of Israel was promised to Ishmael (the son of Abraham and Hagar; the handmaiden of Sarah. The truth is that God promised the land of Israel to Isaac – the son of Abraham and Sarah.

After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.  And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness” (Genesis 15:1-6)

Many mainstream denominations are siding with the Palestinians and are calling for the world to boycott Israel. They truly do not know what they are doing! They have fallen away from God and His Word. This is the danger of neglecting the Word of God.

So son, if you are reading this, please understand that Israel is God’s land and the people of Israel are His people. They don’t believe in Jesus yet, but there will come a day when all of Israel will be saved.

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:  For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” (Romans 11:25-29)

Son, please don’t take my speaking “truth” to you, as being negative. As I read God’s Word, I find that it IS truth. Jesus is truth. Read His words:

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

I love you, son. The Father waits for you with arms opened wide.

~Mom

Andrea Bocelli’s Mother Was Told to Abort Him Because He Would Have a Disability

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I am watching and listening to Andrea Bocelli as I write this piece. I think that he has one of the most magnificent voices this world has ever heard. The utter beauty of his voice brings me to tears.

Did you know that his mother was urged to abort him?

A sample of Andrea’s amazing talent:

OVER SIXTY MILLION

Since the SCOTUS decision of Roe Vs. Wade in 1973, there have been over 60 million babies slaughtered in their mother’s wombs.  Think about these little ones. Think of who they might have grown up to be.

A doctor

A scientist or doctor who would cure cancer

A singer

The greatest pianist the world has ever known

An actor

A preacher

A teacher

President of the U.S.

A writer

A lawyer

A dad

A mom

A brother

A sister

A friend to many

I believe that all of these little babies are safe in the arms of Jesus. But the people in the pro-death movement have to be demon possessed to not understand that each of these babies are people – little people.

This country will never know over 60 million people who were murdered before their lives could begin. These babies never knew their mother’s arms around them. They never knew a sunny day and the warmth of the sun on their bodies.

Abortion is one of the great sins which I believe has placed America under God’s righteous judgment. Even after seeing that Planned Parenthood cuts the babies up, and sells their parts – even after that, these blood thirsty demonically possessed people continue to demand the right to kill these children.

We deserve judgment.  I am ashamed of so much that goes on in America.  I want to go home to heaven so badly. I know that all of us who love the Lord Jesus Christ realize that this is not our home.

MARANATHA

 

 

The Pope Says This Christmas Is a Charade – and That For Some People ‘It May Be Their Last’

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When I first saw these headlines, I must admit that I was taken aback:

“The Pope Says This Christmas Is A ‘Charade’ And That For Some People ‘It May Be Their Last’”  [1] – source

I wondered why he would call Christmas a ‘charade’ and declare that it may be the last Christmas for some people.  But then everything came into focus, and his words  merely confirmed the narrative this man has been pushing from the very start.

I firmly believe that we are looking at the False Prophet spoken of in God’s Holy Word, when we see this pope.  This man has a political Marxist agenda and he speaks of little else.  Where is the Gospel of Christ in his sermons and commentaries?  Nary a word spoken of the fallen nature of man, and how Jesus Christ came into this world to reconcile sinful man to our Holy God.

No – he speaks of redistribution of wealth, and the evils of capitalism. He speaks of Climate Change and has become the spokesperson for that hoax at the U.N. and everywhere he travels. When he refers to earth, he calls it “Mother Earth.” Can you say NEW AGE?

Pope Francis Misunderstands Why Jesus Came to Earth

When the pope calls Christmas a “Charade” and warns that this Christmas may be the last one for some people – he is missing the entire reason for the birth and ultimate death of Jesus Christ. God cares deeply for the souls of men and women. The Lord Jesus spoke of coming wars and rumors of wars.  That was certainly no surprise to Him.

The Angels Declared:

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men” (Luke 2:14). (Emphasis mine)

Notice that this passage of Scripture does not say “good will between men.” It says good will toward men. Ok, from whom are we receiving good will?  It is from God Himself!  The peace on earth, which is spoken of, comes from God having good will toward men and women – God made the way for us to be reconciled to Himself through His Son Jesus Christ!

Pope Francis has no understanding of this Scripture, nor does he understand anything about the Gospel.  He is looking at this world from a carnal perspective. He sees wars raging and he shows anger because men have not made peace with one another.  He misses this most important Biblical truth – there will be NO peace on this earth without having peace with God.

I need to say that again:

We should not expect peace on the earth until men and women are at peace with God. The ONLY way to have peace with God is through His Son Jesus Christ. Only then are we born again – become a new creation – and are able to see with new eyes and truly love and forgive others.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;

 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Corinthians 5:17-21).

If More Catholics Would Only Read Their Bibles

Catholicism is at its heart a works based religion. Since we know that we cannot work our way to heaven, then Catholicism is a cult. I am sorry if I anger anyone with these words. I would rather that you be angry at me, and then in a while come to the truth of the Word; than to tickle your ears with words of encouragement so that you are not challenged to read God’s Word for yourself. I must tell the truth.

Come Away From Them!

Stop worshiping the pope and Mary and the Catholic Catechism!  There is only ONE to worship and He is Jesus Christ. Mary is not a co-redeemer as Catholics have been taught.  Would a co-redeemer say these words?

“And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,  And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour”  (Luke 1: 46-47). (Emphasis mine)

If Mary had been equal with Jesus, she certainly would not call God “My Saviour.”

Many of us are continually shocked by the utterances of Pope Francis.  Because I believe that he is the False Prophet, I am less and less shocked.

I pray that many Catholics who are questioning the words and deeds of the pope, will read this article. I pray that the Holy Spirit will impart truth to them, and as the Word says – the Truth shall set them free.

MARANATHA