SIGNS OF THE TIMES: A Southern Baptist And Three Roman Catholics

Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

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Rick Warren – Southern Baptist

“The mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this New Evangelization project.”
—Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life

Source:  Catholics Come Home

Lou Holtz – Roman Catholic

Interview with Lou Holtz …
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Question:  “What are your top memories from Notre Dame?”
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Answer:  “Every single day being there was very special because there were so many opportunities to encounter and live out the Catholic faith. Mass and confession were always available, and you could pray the Rosary at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, which is a smaller-sized replica of the original in France.”
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Question:  “You’ve stated there’s nothing the Catholic Church teaches that you don’t believe.”
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Answer:  “I think the Catholic Church is infallible when it comes to religious principles [on faith and morals]. That’s what I was taught by the Sisters of Notre Dame growing up, and I believe that to this day.”
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Source:  Interview, National Catholic Register, A Service of EWTN
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan – Roman Catholic
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“Roman Catholic Cardinal, Timothy Dolan, praises the Council of Trent, which contains over 100 curses against protestants!
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Cardinal Dolan is the Pastor of the well known St Patricks Cathedral in New York City. Cardinal Dolan recently spoke about the Catholic Council of Trent (1545-1563) on his radio podcast, and he described that Council as a response to the ‘challenges of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation’ and also as ‘an amazingly effective Council.’ Many people do not realize that everything that went on at the Council of Trent, including ALL of those curses were upheld by the Council of Vatican II.”
Source:  Bill White, Soul  Refuge
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Roma Downey – Roman Catholic
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Roma Downey, a devout Roman Catholic, prays the entire rosary on the the “free bonus meditation CD” that comes with book entitled “Practical Praying”. The author of the book is John Edward, an internationally acclaimed psychic medium.
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Source:  Amazon
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SIGNS OF THE TIMES – Antichrist, Jesuit Futurism, Dispensationalism

I find this amazing.  Wow.  

F. Roy Coad, the Brethren historian, claims to trace John Nelson Darby’s views back to the works of a Jesuit, Francesco Ribera of the sixteenth century, whose writings were later popularized in the nineteenth century by another Spanish Jesuit, Manuel Lacunza.”  Stephen Sizer

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“In order to remove the papacy of the Catholic Church from consideration as the Antichrist (as an act of countering the Protestant Reformation), Francisco Ribera began writing a lengthy (500 page) commentary in 1585 on the Book of Revelation … proposing that the first few chapters of Revelation apply to ancient pagan Rome, and the rest he limited to a yet future period of 3½ literal years, immediately prior to the second coming.” Wikipedia

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES – Anabaptist Inquisition

“The Christian martyrs are blood witnesses, who suffered violent deaths for the sake of their Christian faith. This concept of martyrdom presupposes that the penalty was not applied for insurrection or any other crime, but was based on the victim’s religious faith.”

When the Catholic Church, with the aid of the government, developed into a strong organization, martyrdom did not cease, as one might suppose. Instead, the large church, having won recognition, now applied the very methods of suppression which it had formerly suffered, to all extra-ecclesiastical groups that refused to recognize its creed, its power politics, and its lax moral standards. There were therefore martyrs at once among the heretics, or those who in general opposed the prevailing church doctrine.”

“There was no religious movement that was so radically suppressed at that time as the Anabaptist movement. Catholic and Protestant government and clergy with few exceptions attempted to exterminate it by the same methods.”

“In order to combat Anabaptism, Charles created a new form of the Inquisition for the Netherlands. Whereas previously the bishops were responsible to keep heresy out of their territory, Charles appointed imperial inquisitors who were authorized to appoint regional inquisitors. By this act Charles made the conflict with heresy a matter of state,…

Excerpts from … Global Anabaptist Encyclopedia Online

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES – An Account Of The Inquisition

We, the modern day church, are woefully ignorant of the violent and persecuting history of the Roman Catholic Church against born again Christians.  It’s time for us to learn.

“FOX’S BOOK OF MARTYRS

CHAPTER V

An Account of the Inquisition

When the reformed religion began to diffuse the Gospel light throughout Europe, Pope Innocent III entertained great fear for the Romish Church. He accordingly instituted a number of inquisitors, or persons who were to make inquiry after, apprehend, and punish, heretics, as the reformed were called by the papists.

At the head of these inquisitors was one Dominic, who had been canonized by the pope, in order to render his authority the more respectable. Dominic, and the other inquisitors, spread themselves into various Roman Catholic countries, and treated the Protestants with the utmost severity. In process of time, the pope, not finding these roving inquisitors so useful as he had imagined, resolved upon the establishment of fixed and regular courts of Inquisition. After the order for these regular courts, the first office of Inquisition was established in the city of Toulouse, and Dominic became the first regular inquisitor, as he had before been the first roving inquisitor.

Courts of Inquisition were now erected in several countries; but the Spanish Inquisition became the most powerful, and the most dreaded of any. Even the kings of Spain themselves, though arbitrary in all other respects, were taught to dread the power of the lords of the Inquisition; and the horrid cruelties they exercised compelled multitudes, who differed in opinion from the Roman Catholics, carefully to conceal their sentiments.

The most zealous of all the popish monks, and those who most implicitly obeyed the Church of Rome, were the Dominicans and Franciscans: these, therefore, the pope thought proper to invest with an exclusive right of presiding over the different courts of Inquisition, and gave them the most unlimited powers, as judges delegated by him, and immediately representing his person: they were permitted to excommunicate, or sentence to death whom they thought proper, upon the most slight information of heresy. They were allowed to publish crusades against all whom they deemed heretics, and enter into leagues with sovereign princes, to join their crusades with their forces.

In 1244, their power was further increased by the emperor Frederic II, who declared himself the protector and friend of all the inquisitors, and published the cruel edicts, viz., 1. That all heretics who continue obstinate, should be burnt. 2. That all heretics who repented, should be imprisoned for life.

This zeal in the emperor, for the inquisitors of the Roman Catholic persuasion, arose from a report which had been propagated throughout Europe, that he intended to renounce Christianity, and turn Mahometan; the emperor therefore, attempted, by the height of bigotry, to contradict the report, and to show his attachment to popery by cruelty.

The officers of the Inquisition are three inquisitors, or judges, a fiscal proctor, two secretaries, a magistrate, a messenger, a receiver, a jailer, an agent of confiscated possessions; several assessors, counsellors, executioners, physicians, surgeons, doorkeepers, familiars, and visitors, who are sworn to secrecy.

The principal accusation against those who are subject to this tribunal is heresy, which comprises all that is spoken, or written, against any of the articles of the creed, or the traditions of the Roman Church. The inquisition likewise takes cognizance of such as are accused of being magicians, and of such who read the Bible in the common language, the Talmud of the Jews, or the Alcoran of the Mahometans.

Upon all occasions the inquisitors carry on their processes with the utmost severity, and punish those who offend them with the most unparalleled cruelty. A Protestant has seldom any mercy shown him, and a Jew, who turns Christian, is far from being secure.

A defence in the Inquisition is of little use to the prisoner, for a suspicion only is deemed sufficient cause of condemnation, and the greater his wealth the greater his danger. The principal part of the inquisitors’ cruelties is owing to their rapacity: they destroy the life to possess the property; and, under the pretence of zeal, plunder each obnoxious individual.

A prisoner in the Inquisition is never allowed to see the face of his accuser, or of the witnesses against him, but every method is taken by threats and tortures, to oblige him to accuse himself, and by that means corroborate their evidence. If the jurisdiction of the Inquisition is not fully allowed, vengeance is denounced against such as call it in question for if any of its officers are opposed, those who oppose them are almost certain to be sufferers for the temerity; the maxim of the Inquisition being to strike terror, and awe those who are the objects of its power into obedience. High birth, distinguished rank, great dignity, or eminent employments, are no protection from its severities; and the lowest officers of the Inquisition can make the highest characters tremble.

When the person impeached is condemned, he is either severely whipped, violently tortured, sent to the galleys, or sentenced to death; and in either case the effects are confiscated. After judgment, a procession is performed to the place of execution, which ceremony is called an auto da fe, or act of faith.”

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SIGNS OF THE TIMES – Take Heed That No Man Deceive You – Part 9

Evangelism that brings Roman Catholics OUT FROM UNDER Rome’s false Gospel is true biblical evangelism.

“… Today they [Roman Catholics] are even part of the Christian church.  Now there are priests, nuns and monks in the pulpits of almost every Christian church.  They go back and forth, they go in and out as they wish.  The Catholics, right now in Tulsa, right here in our home in Tulsa, are meeting in a school given by the First Baptist Church.  Are they evangelizing them?  No.  They are welcoming them as their brothers and sisters.  They needed a place for a school.  I would tell the Bishop yes, I welcome them, let’s begin to  evangelize them.  Why not?  This is happening before our very eyes.  This is no longer a cover up.  It’s way in the open.” Alberto Rivera 

To endorse evangelism that sends anyone INTO the Roman Catholic Church, to be discipled under Rome’s false Gospel, is satanic. The quote below is an endorsement by Rick Warren of the book “Come Home” written by Roman Catholic Tom Peterson. Yes  … “This is no longer a cover up.  It’s way in the open.”  

“The mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this New Evangelization project.”
Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life

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