The extent of compromise with Rome among professing “born again Christians” is phenomenal. Roman Catholicism is considered Christian, in light of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Consider the following facts …
Pope John Paul, when he was alive, consecrated his life to Mary …
“John Paul II’s apostolic motto was ‘Totus Tuus’ (‘totally yours’);
he borrowed the motto from the Marian consecrating prayer as found in ‘True Devotion to Mary’ by Saint Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort.
The complete text of the prayer in Latin is:
‘Tuus totus ego sum, et omnia mea tua sunt’ (‘I am all Yours, and all that I have belongs to You’).”
At Pope John Paul’s funeral …
“The cypress wood coffin was emblazoned with a cross and the letter “M” chosen by John Paul for Jesus’ mother, Mary.”
(PBS Online NewsHour, April 8, 2005)
Pope Benedict, speaking in Brazil, said …
“. . . the church leaders must halt a trend that has seen millions of Catholics turn into born-again Protestants or simply stop going to church.”
(Pope Assails Marxism and Capitalism, Victor Simpson, Associated Press Writer, Aparecida, Brazil, AP)
An excerpt from a post at the SOUL REFUGE blog regarding Pope Benedict’s words …
“Whenever I read something like this it really makes me wonder what is going on in Evangelical circles and it’s compromise with Roman Catholicism. The big crusaders work side by side with the Roman Catholic church and remain silent about their false teachings while the Pope has no problem speaking his mind. The Pope flat out told the bishops to halt the trend of people becoming born-again Protestants!
Where is the prophetic voice within the church today? How can they remain silent in times such as these? How can they sign documents such as the ECT (Evangelicals and Catholics Together) document of 1994 when statements such as the one from Pope Benedict XVI are made?
This warning from the Jewish apostle Paul is becoming clearer and clearer as the days grow darker and darker:
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; (1 Timothy 4:1)”
2 Corinthians 11:3-4 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 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 1:8-9 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.