How serious is it to believe “another gospel”?
Galatians 1:8 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.
I was on a Christian YouTube chat today. I’ve discovered it’s a good place to witness, especially since there are many young people there holding various doctrines, not all good. Today I chatted with someone named Tony, who was mixing in with the Christians but didn’t identify himself as a Roman Catholic. I saw that he mentioned Roman Catholic “Father Pio” (better known as Padre Pio) so I began by asking Tony if he was a Roman Catholic. It turns out he and his wife are Charismatic Catholics. Not only that, but he said his wife had been to Medjugorje, the site of long standing Marion apparitions. In the 1980’s, before we were born again, my husband and I were deeply into the Medjugorje apparitions, so I know them well. Tony went on to tell of all his Roman Catholic religious activities and all the good works his wife did. I witnessed as best as I could in a “chat” environment, telling him I was a former Roman Catholic. I warned him in love, encouraging him to seek truth in the Scriptures. But I also told him the Lord won’t force anyone to seek him. When the chat was over I was left with the thought that not many come out Rome. Some do of course, but the Lord himself said…
Matthew 7:13-14 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
I was encouraged though, by the fact that other Christians were witnessing to Tony also. That’s a good thing in this day of extreme ecumenism. The atmosphere was kind and loving, but Tony defended his beliefs and didn’t seem open at all. But we never know do we. Today Tony heard the truth.
I’ll be posting a video soon on the Catholic Charismatic Movement.