Attempted Communication with the Dead is Occult Necromancy!
Prayers to the dead – apart from the blatant sin of praying to anyone but God, for only God can hear and answer prayer – are nothing less than necromancy! Necromancy is supposed communication with the dead, as in what is claimed to occur in spiritualist séances, and in one form or another it has been practiced, and is still practiced, in various heathen religions. It is listed with other occult practices and directly forbidden in the Word of God, for the dead cannot be communicated with, and it is contact with demons impersonating the dead: “There shall not be found among you any one that…useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord” (Deut. 18:10-12). And yet what does the official Catechism of the Roman Catholic institution – endorsed by John Paul II – claim? Here are the very words: “Communion with the dead…. Our prayer for them is capable not only of helping ‘them, but also of making their intercession for us effective.’” “We can and should ask them to intercede for us and for the whole world.” Thus, this very man taught the necromancy which is now being offered to him! The fact that the Roman Catholic religion permits and actually encourages necromancy, shows that (according to Deut. 18) all Roman Catholics are an abomination unto the Lord, unless they repent and believe the true Gospel, and turn from this false heathenish religion to the Lord Jesus Christ! John Paul II, as the very head of this iniquitous religious system, was an abomination unto the Lord, and died in his sins.
John Paul II: Cursed, Not “Blessed”
Some months prior to his beatification the Vatican’s spokesman, Jesuit priest Federico Lombardi, said of John Paul II when announcing the date on which he would be beatified: “The Church recognizes that Karol Wojtyla gave eminent and exemplary witness of Christian life, he is a friend and an intercessor who helps the people to direct themselves to God and to encounter him.” He said that John Paul’s works should be admired “precisely because they are an expression of the depth and authenticity of his relationship with God, of his love for Christ and for all human persons, beginning with the poor and the weak; of his tender filial love for the Mother of Jesus.” He then added that John Paul’s legacy is “his desire to celebrate and proclaim Jesus the Redeemer and Savior of man”. Let’s just dissect this Jesuit’s fawning praise heaped on John Paul’s head:
Did he really give “eminent and exemplary witness of Christian life”? Did he really have a deep and authentic “relationship with God”? Did he really “love Christ”? The answers are No, No, and No. John Paul II was, quite simply and very tragically, not a Christian. A true Christian does not have “tender filial love for the Mother of Jesus”; the Jesuit said in one breath that John Paul had a relationship with God and love for Christ, and a relationship of sonship with Mary! True Christians do not worship Mary, pray to Mary, sing to Mary, ask Mary for help, or give glory to her in any way – but John Paul II did all these things. This is nothing less than demon-worship: for the true Mary, the humble mother of the Lord, died in the first century AD, and her soul went to heaven as the souls of all true Christians do. The “Mary” of Roman Catholicism is a goddess, elevated to a position of power equal with that of the Roman Catholic “Christ”. This “Mary” is a demon, receiving the worship millions give him under this name.
The “Christ” of Roman Catholicism is, in any case, not the Christ of God! The “Christ” of Roman Catholicism is a “false Christ”; “another Jesus” (Matt. 24:5,24; 2 Cor. 11:4). The pope of Rome himself, in fact, has been declared to be, in official Roman Catholic documents, “another Christ”, “another God on earth”, “Christ in office, Christ in jurisdiction and power”, “our Lord God the Pope”, “Jesus Christ Himself, hidden under the veil of flesh”! Thus the pope of Rome himself is one of the false Christs of Romanism (another being the mass-wafer): how can he be a true Christian? It is an utter impossibility!
John Paul II, in addition, rejected the teachings of the Word of God, and upheld the lying doctrines of Rome in their place. For example, he placed the traditions of men on an equality with the written Scriptures; he worshipped idols himself, bowing in adoration before images of Mary and the so-called ‘saints”, and he encouraged all Roman Catholics to commit the same idolatry; he taught that a person is born again by the Romish sacrament of baptism; he believed that men should confess their sins to priests who have power to absolve them; he worshipped a piece of bread as Christ; he was devoted to Mary-worship; he firmly held that as the pope of Rome, he was the supreme pastor and teacher of all “Christians” and as such, that he possessed infallible teaching authority when proclaiming a doctrine of faith or morals; he endorsed and encouraged the sinful occult practice of necromancy (communication with the dead); he actually beatified and canonised a huge number of dead people and thereby encouraged Roman Catholics to commit this same sin of necromancy; etc.
John Paul II, so far from being a Christian, was in fact, from the moment of his installation as pope of Rome, the biblical Antichrist (as all popes of Rome are). Not only was he a devout Papist, he was the head of the antichristian Papal system, described in Holy Scripture as “the Great Whore” (Rev. 17). He was the biblical Antichrist (1 Jn. 2:18), the biblical Man of Sin and Son of Perdition (2 Thess. 2:1-12). No Roman Catholic is a true Christian; how impossible it is, then, for the head of this monstrous religion to be a Christian!
And speak not of John Paul’s “humility” and “Christ-likeness”. Although in recent times it has become common for the Papal system to use terms of humility when referring to the popes (such as “servant of the servants of God”) rather than emphasising the terms of exaltation which have for centuries been applied to them, this does not change the fact that the Roman pope is the most arrogant of men, believing himself to be in the place of Christ on earth, and indeed to be Christ Himself in some way. John Paul’s much-vaunted “humility” was a sham. He was a vain, proud, arrogant man, just like every pope before him, full of his own importance and drunk with his power, demanding and receiving the deference and subjection of kings and presidents who always appeared dressed in black for any audiences with him as a sign of their lower status and subjection, and happily acknowledging the adulation of the hundreds of millions of Roman Catholics the world over.
Is this man, then, “Blessed” of God? No! Far from being “Blessed”, he is in fact under the eternal curse of the God whom he blasphemed in his life. For the Word of the living God says, “If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed” (Gal. 1:9). John Paul II preached a false gospel, and thus is under the curse of God for all eternity. Far from being “Blessed John Paul II”, he is a cursed one; the very “Son of Perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3).