Professing Evangelicals Are Assisting the Pope in His Agenda to Reverse the Reformation
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On July 16th, Pope Francis will be calling for unity among all Christians at an ecumenical prayer rally in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of thousands of Christians will hear his video message along with messages from evangelical leaders Ronnie Floyd, Ravi Zacharias, Luis Palau, Josh McDowell, Francis Chan, Ann Voskamp, and others. Organizers of the event are attempting to gather one million Christians and Catholics in unified prayer and worship with a goal to bring unity to all who “love Jesus.” The event, called Together 2016, is about laying aside what divides us to lift up Jesus who unites us.
My first reaction is, “and this is bad how?”. After all this can only promote more and better dialog and understanding between us, right?
Nick Hall, the founder of PULSE, who came up with the idea for Together 2016, said adding the Pope to the lineup is the best news yet. He said, “We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers. That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world.”
[size=4][FONT=Georgia]Again, I am thinking, “How is this bad?” Did not Jesus Himself pray for and call all His people to be one flock and one shepherd?
While some may admire Hall’s zeal, it is clearly not based on knowledge. For him to refer to a wolf in sheep’s clothing as “His Holiness” demonstrates his lack of knowledge of God’s Word.
Ooohhh…now we see the introduction of the usual Anti-Catholic polemics that is Gendron’s hallmark and money maker.
I have never seen a single scriptural or other indicator that Pope Francis or any other Pope in my life that would qualify them as “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” and this particular Pope has gone way out of his way to bring Christ out to meet people wherever they are in location and in life that seems more Christ-like than I think any of us ever imagined that anyone could.
God alone is holy! Anyone who does not know Scripture cannot discern between holiness and depravity or between true and false prophets.
God alone is holy according to Gendron…but let us take a moment to see what exactly the Word of God says about this.
***1st Peter 1:***[/FONT]***13 Therefore, gird up the loins of your mind live soberly, and set your hopes completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 Like obedient children, do not act in compliance with the desires of your former ignorance 15 but, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct, 16 for it is written, “Be holy because I [am] holy.”
***[FONT=Georgia]So then does this not admonish us all to be holy in obedience to Christ? How then is it wrong for us to refer to Pope Francis in this way, especially when he consistently behaves in ways that are, in fact, demonstrably holy, and persistently calls upon all of us (and indeed all mankind) to be holy as well?