New Years Day email from a-C “evangelist”/propagandist Mike Gendron announcing that he will now be joined by “Former Roman Catholic, John Fallahee”. http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h244/corona_stellarum/Smilies/ththwaiting.gif Gendron says the following about his new BFF.
John and I have many things in common, including the fact that we spent half of our lives in spiritual darkness before God shined His light into our hearts. John is 49 years old this month and was converted to Christ at age 27. There are many reasons why we believe John is the answer to our prayers to expand the ministry that God has entrusted to us. His desire to make Christ known to the lost, his excellent communication skills, his passion for the truth, and his spiritual discernment and maturity are just a few of his gifts. For these reasons, we are excited to welcome John and his family to serve alongside us. John will be working out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife Stephanie and his three children, Kate 18, Olivia 16, David 14. He also ministers with the saints at Bethel Baptist Church. I asked John to introduce himself to you and to share a little of his background.
You can read on if you wish. (Bolding mine) Do be aware that if you live in the area of Green bay, Wisconsin then you can expect Fallahee to be seeking to proselytize Catholics away from the faith.
This edition of Gendron’s internet propaganda goes on to include the following misinterpretation and misinformation that I’m sure you will all see the errant issues are…
Occasionally, we receive letters from former Catholics who have tried unsuccessfully to be removed from the rolls of the Roman Catholic Church. Recently, one of our subscribers sent us the response she received from a Catholic bishop who refused to let her go. I wanted to share the bishop’s response to make people aware of how Catholicism hangs the threat of eternal damnation over anyone who would ever leave the religion.
Then he goes on to allege that Pope Francis is calling us all to idolatry.
Pope Encourages Idolatry for Indulgences
Pope Francis will grant plenary indulgences throughout the 100th anniversary year of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. He gave three ways to obtain the indulgence: 1) visit the shrine in Portugal, 2) pray before any statue of Our Lady of Fatima, 3) pray in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima and “spiritually unite themselves” to the jubilee celebrations on the 13th of each month between May and October. Read more.
In other words, the pope is telling Catholics that they must commit the sin of idolatry in order to receive remission for temporal punishment of their sins. The Ten Commandments expressly forbid the worship or veneration of images, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them” (Exodus 20:4, 5).