He also wrote: "I am profoundly thankful for the life of this godly Polish pope, a man who daily listened to the preaching of the Word of God and who lived with explicit faith in Christ."
The statements given above by various "Evangelical" leaders are by no means exhaustive. They are just a sampling of the many, many similar statements made by so many "Evangelicals" after the pope of Rome's death. But they reveal the gross spiritual darkness that engulfs most of what is so falsely termed "Protestantism" in this day and age. They reveal just how successful the agents of Rome have been, via their ecumenical movement, in convincing the majority of professing "Protestants" that the Roman Catholic institution is a true Christian church, and that Roman Catholics are brethren in Christ. Paul, after describing two identifying marks of the Roman Catholic system (forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats), and saying that this system was spawned by "seducing spirits" (1 Tim.4:1-5), told Timothy that if he would be "a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine," he would "put the brethren in remembrance of these things" (v.6). But these modern-day "ministers" not only fail to warn their flocks about this evil and monstrous religious system, they even encourage them to view its leader as the greatest Christian on earth, and its adherents as true brethren in the Lord! These false shepherds are not "nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine", for they do not "put the brethren in remembrance of these things"(1 Tim.4:6)!
What dark and evil times we live in. Let each one of the Lord's people stand up and boldly affirm scriptural truth, separate from all false ministers, who speak lies in the name of the Lord, and expose their evil false doctrines and evil works!
17 April 2005
Shaun Willcock is a minister of the Gospel, and lives in South Africa. He runs Bible Based Ministries.
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