VATICAN CITY, 28 MAY 2011
Quote by Pope Benedict XVI …
“Catholicism could not exist without a Marian character, that being Catholic meant belonging to Mary.”
You heard it “straight from the horse’s mouth”. The Pope said it!
As a former Roman Catholic who spent almost 40 years in the Roman Catholic Church prior to being born again, who was delivered from the idolatry of Mary worship, I can testify that the Pope is telling you the absolute truth.
So I ask …
Why is it that so many Evangelicals cannot see the handwriting on the wall?
Why are so many both in the pulpit and the pew singing the glories of Rome rather than rightly identifying Rome as a cult?
Probably Billy Graham is the most well known offender. Roman Catholics who come forward at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Crusades to commit their lives to Christ are sent to a Roman Catholic Church for discipleship! I was a worker in one of the Billy Graham crusades and I can tell you that is absolutely true. Yet many exalt Billy Graham as a great man of God.
Do you do that?
And it’s not just Billy Graham who speak of Rome in a positive way, there are a multitude of others.
Are you one of them?
Romans 13:11-12 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Good resource …
“EVANGELICALS AND ROME: THE ECUMENICAL ONE-WORLD “CHURCH”
(D.W. Cloud) [ISBN 1-58318-058-3]
Nothing more plainly demonstrates the ongoing fulfillment of prophecies pertaining to end-time apostasy and the formation of a world-world harlot “church,” and this volume documents evangelicalism’s flirtation with Rome over the past half century. The introduction documents the history and apostasy of evangelicalism since the 1940s. Part 1 answers the question “Is the Roman Catholic Church Changing?” It includes a study from official Vatican II documents as well as from the New Catholic Catechism proving that the RCC has not changed its heretical position on such things as the mass, the papacy, Mary, purgatory, the priesthood, prayers to the dead, and the sacraments. The author also shows that Vatican II and the New Catechism affirm the blasphemous declarations of the Council of Trent. Part II covers “Billy Graham and Rome,” documenting Billy Graham’s relationship with the Roman Catholic Church from 1950 to present. Part III covers “Other Influential Evangelical Leaders and Organizations and Rome,” covering dozens of popular evangelical leaders and organizations, including Bill Bright and Campus Crusade, Tony Campolo, Christianity Today, Christian Research Institute, James Dobson, Chuck Colson, Elizabeth Elliot, Jerry Falwell, Fuller Seminary, Franklin Graham, Carl Henry, Bill Hybels, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, D. James Kennedy, J.I. Packer, Luis Palau, Robert Schuller, John R. Stott, Thomas Nelson, United Bible Societies, Jack Van Impe, Wheaton College, World Magazine, World Vision, Wycliffe Bible Translators, and Youth for Christ. Part IV deals with “The Southern Baptist Convention and Rome.” Part V deals with “The Charismatics and Rome.” Dozens of influential Charismatic leaders and organizations are documented, including 100 Huntley Street, 700 Club, AGLOW, Assemblies of God, Jamie Buckingham, Morris Cerullo, David Yonggi Cho, Paul Crouch, Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship, Kenneth Hagin, Michael Harper, Jack Hayford, Benny Hinn, Rodney Howard-Browne, Rex Humbard, Kathryn Kuhlman, David Mainse, Melodyland Christian Center, Oral Roberts, Pat Robertson, James Robison, Vinson Synan, Trinity Broadcasting Network, Ralph Wilkerson, John Wimber, and Youth with a Mission. Part VI deals with “Promise Keepers and Rome” and Part VII with “Contemporary Christian Music and Rome.”’ Part VIII deals with the subject of “Evangelical Catholics” and looks at the phenomenon of so-called evangelical Catholicism and charismatic Catholics. The book “Evangelical Catholics” by Keith Fournier (foreword by Chuck Colson) is reviewed and refuted from Scripture. Part IX looks at the many ways “Rome Denies Salvation by Grace Alone.” Part X deals with the agreement between “Lutherans and Catholics on the Doctrine of Salvation by Grace.” Part XI looks at Evangelicals and Catholics Together II. Part XII answers the question “Was Mother Teresa a True Christian?” Did she teach the people under her care the true Gospel? This study contains an interview with a nun who works with Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity. Read this amazing interview and learn what this Calcutta-trained nun does to prepare Hindus for death. Part XIII examines the charge that we don’t understand the Catholic Church. 2nd edition August 2001, 371 pages, 7X8, perfect bound. $19.95″