An 'Other Voice'
By The Hermits, Sep 22 2019 02:22PM
A short article that helps to show some light on what is happening inside the Roman Church from the outside, and as you will read, Bishop Eleganti is heavily quoted. This article was sent to us by a friend, and I think it is useful to publish it here for your reflection.
We have to be, as I have said before, very clear and calm in our thinking at this time. What is heresy and is there an heirarchy of heresy? There is. And what people are calling the heresy of bringing in married priests is just a 'heresy' against the last dozen centuries of the Roman Catholic Church, and of course, the Roman Church does have married priests already, both as converted clergy and in the Eastern Catholic Rite. But heresy against God is Heresy indeed. And this equilization of God with false deities is heresy indeed. And not content with Pope Francis being happy to personally sign the Accord with the Imam, the 'Higher Committee' or whatever is its full name, has been established in the Vatican to promugate this heresy throughout the world, via especially the educational system, as was indicated in the Accord at the time of signing.
So, try to forget for just a moment that it is Pope Francis doing this. If someone makes a heretical statement, and even signs an international formal document stating that heresy, and then if the same person sets out to promugate that false teaching to others, is not that person a heretic?
POPE TURNS JUDAS
13 Sep 2019 Charles Gardner, Prophesy Today UK
But is strongly criticised by brave bishops
At a time of chaos and confusion, we have allowed ourselves to be distracted from the main thing. Using a sporting analogy, shouting in the stands has caused us to take our eye off the ball.
Certainly, threats of war hang over the Middle East like a dark cloud, with Iran fast developing nuclear capability, while a furious 220mph hurricane has terrified the inhabitants of America’s east coast and Britain has descended into virtual civil war over Brexit.
Yet the one constant in all our troubles, Jesus, the epitome of truth and love, is being betrayed by those who claim to represent him – sacrificed on the altar of expedience and the quest for ‘peace’.
Eclipsing the Uniqueness of Christ
What I mean by this is that the Pope, of all people, has turned Judas Iscariot. The man Catholics claim to be St Peter’s successor has signed a joint declaration with a Grand Imam in Abu Dhabi that the “diversity of religions” is “willed by God”. This flagrantly undermines the uniqueness of Christ, without which Christians have nothing of significance to proclaim.
Extraordinarily enough, the declaration was signed back in February and has hardly caused a ripple, either in the media or the wider Church. But now that a Swiss bishop has strongly criticised the papal move, which he says eclipses the “unique and universal mediation of Jesus Christ”, we are beginning to take notice.
“This is astonishing for a Pope,” said Bishop Marian Eleganti. Referring to Russian writer Vladimir Soloviev’s 119-year-old Tale of the Antichrist, he compared the reasoning behind the declaration – i.e. peace at all costs – to the “egalitarian, relativistic, ecumenical kingdom of peace” promised by Soloviev’s Antichrist character.
But he added: “The only one who is God and who can truly renew the human heart from within is Jesus Christ and his gospel.”
The Pope has signed a joint declaration with a Grand Imam that the “diversity of religions” is “willed by God”, flagrantly undermining the uniqueness of Christ.
Betraying the Gospel.
The bishop pointed out that since Islam denies that Jesus is the Son of God, such a joint declaration is only possible at the expense of Christ’s unique role as the only way of salvation (John 14:6; Acts 4:12). He further states that Islam is “an explicitly anti-Christian religion that denies exactly what constitutes the essence of Christianity: the divine Sonship of Jesus Christ and the Trinity of God associated with it.”
He cited, as an example, the idea of loving one’s enemy – a command of Jesus – as alien to Islam. He said one has only to look to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Indonesia to see how Islam treats unbelievers.
He said it was not surprising that the religious relativism promoted by this declaration was applauded by the Freemasons, as it mirrors their own ethos. Warning of the danger of attempts to create a reign of peace without Christ, Eleganti said that repeated revolutionary ideas – despite being partly borrowed from the Gospel, as with Communism – had all failed. Such a kingdom of peace is only possible through Christ.
The bishop is not alone among the Catholic hierarchy. Critics of the declaration also include Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider, the latter stressing that it is tantamount to “promoting the neglect of the first commandment” and a “betrayal of the gospel”.
In the Last Days
Along with political instability, increasing violence and the persecution of Christians and Jews, the idea of universalism (that all roads lead to God) and the spread of apostasy (believers forsaking the faith) are further signs that Jesus’ return is imminent. The Bible clearly indicates that the last days will be marked by godlessness and a falling away from faith (2 Tim 3:1-9; Matt 24:12f).
Godlessness and apostasy have always been around – the Apostle John refers to false prophets and antichrists in the early Church (1 John 2:8, 4:1). Indeed, historian Simon Sebag Montefiore in his current BBC4 television series on the history of Rome says that many popes down the ages have led debauched lives of violence and promiscuity, which is hardly a commendation of the faith they were elected to lead.
A Baptist pastor friend from Tottenham, north London, told me: “What Pope Francis is doing dwarfs our concerns for Brexit, as important and crucial as that is. But we thank God there are true believers in the Catholic Church who are willing to speak out against their powerful Pope.”
Warning of the danger of attempts to create a reign of peace without Christ, Eleganti said that repeated revolutionary ideas had all failed.
It’s time the Pope took another look at St Paul’s letter to the early Christians in Rome, the seat of his power, in which the Apostle plainly outlines the uniqueness of salvation in Christ, specifically with these words: “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile” (Rom 1:16).