“Trying to recover from the shock, at this point many will ask, ‘But if you are correct, why did Mother Teresa give her life to the poor and needy of India?’ The answer is known only to her and God. She has said that it was her ambition to be a nun from the tender age of twelve. Anyway one thing is certain, our grandchildren will hear her spoken of one day as ‘St Teresa of Calcutta’ [that day has now come! – Shaun Willcock], having been canonised by the Vatican, and perhaps that has always been her personal ambition. In which case, there will come a day when papists will pray to her and believe she is praying for them to Mary in heaven. Equally, they will believe they receive merit from doing so. There lies the danger of her present work, the teaching of error and the guiding of the blind, by the blind, into the eternal ditch (Matthew 15:14).
“Far from being the holy servant of God the world thinks, Mother Teresa is a superstitious old lady bound by nature’s night whose tragedy is reflected in the words of Jesus, ‘Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven…. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not… in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity’ (Matthew 7:21-23). So, in Jesus’ sight ‘good’ works can be iniquitous because they are performed outside of divine grace. The BBC advert tells us, ‘Mother Teresa is going to pray for you’. Rather, this misguided lady desperately requires the prayers of God’s people that she might be saved.”
Alas, it is too late to pray for her salvation now. Unlike Papists, true Bible Christians do not pray for the dead, for their eternal destiny is sealed. But let us pray for the millions of spiritually blind Papists who will be praying to Teresa themselves, and for the millions of Hindus, Muslims and others who have been deceived into believing that the false religion of Roman Catholicism represents true Christianity, because of this woman.
As I wrote in The Bible Based Ministries Magazine at the time of her death in 1997:
“It evidently did not please the Lord to save her, even on her deathbed, and she died in the same darkness in which she lived: she died in her sins. The Bible says, ‘it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment’ (Heb. 9:27). All who die in their sins will spend eternity in hell. It is not by adherence to Roman Catholicism, or to any religion, that men can be saved, but only by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, who alone is the way, the truth, and the life (Jn. 14:6). Reader: ‘It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God’ (Heb. 10:31). Do not, like Teresa, trust in your supposed ‘good’ works, or in your religious rites and ceremonies! Repent of your sins, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ! Are you ready to meet Him when it comes time to die?”
Shaun Willcock is a minister, author and researcher. He runs Bible Based Ministries. For other articles (which may be downloaded and printed), as well as details about his books, audio messages, pamphlets, etc., please visit the Bible Based Ministries website; or write to the address below. If you would like to be on Bible Based Ministries’ email list, to receive all future articles, please send your details.