Several years ago my husband and I met with the Pastor of a large Christian church. We asked the Pastor why he often spoke highly of men who were actively promoting Roman Catholicism’s false gospel. We wanted the Pastor and the people in his church to know that we had come out of a church that preaches a false gospel, and that we were concerned for the souls of those who were still there. Although he was very nice to us, he didn’t seem overly concerned. We spoke with another Pastor in the same church regarding Rome. His only response was to ask us if we thought our time in the church was coming to an end. We belonged to this church’s prayer ministry. They knew us well. I remember walking into the sanctuary after the first meeting. The service was just about to begin. The church was very crowded, but for some reason I felt very much alone.
We met with another Pastor some years later. We gave him a video. We wanted the Pastor and the people in his church to know that we had come out of the Roman Catholic Church, a church that preaches a false gospel, and that we were concerned for the souls of those who were still there. Although he was very nice to us, he didn’t seem overly concerned. He told us about a famous man that used to be a member of his congregation, and he told us about the horses he owned. We left hoping he would watch the video, and that it would have an effect on him. But he never mentioned the meeting or the video again.
Another time, in yet another church, we spoke to another Pastor. We asked if we could testify to the people in his church. We wanted the Pastor and the people to know that we had come out of the Roman Catholic Church, a church that preaches a false gospel, and that we were concerned for the souls of those who were still there. He didn’t seem overly concerned. He went on to tell us that he was part of a “ministry alliance” group that regularly prayed together. He also told us that they had recently taken in a new member. That new member, believe it or not, belonged to the Roman Catholic Church, the very same church we came out of. My husband asked him why he would want to pray with someone who belonged to a church that preaches “another gospel” and “another Jesus.” He asked him why he didn’t pray with the people in his own congregation. We were told that we probably wouldn’t be happy in his church and maybe should find somewhere else to worship.
These are just a few of the situations we have experienced over the years. For the most part these are not the exceptions but the rule. It is not “politically correct” to talk about what we came out of.
Pastors are very influential people. Pastors are leaders and shepherds of God’s flock. Sometimes Christians place their Pastor’s words above the Word of God. When those that lead God’s people suppress the truth and or teach falsehood the consequences are devastating. We are living in a day when those who are willing to stand for truth are few and far between. Listen to Jesus. Read the Bible. Let the Lord be your Shepherd, He is sufficient. Don’t let anyone lead you astray if you want heaven to be your eternal home.
Matthew 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.
2 Corinthians 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
Galatians 1:6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
In 1988 I repented before the Lord, and I was born again, born of God’s Spirit.
The Bible is now my only guide.
Jesus Christ is now my only mediator.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
I no longer pray to “Mary” saying: “Holy Mary Mother of God, Pray For Us Sinners, Now And At The Hour Of Our Death.”
I now know salvation is a gift.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
I now know that sacraments cannot save my soul.
I am not a Roman Catholic any longer … a multitude of lost souls still are.