Does the Pope have that absolute ability to come out relentlessly to the world and proclaim that only in Chrits can one be saved and pour out the scriptures…?
Acts 4:12 KJV 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
John 14:6 KJV 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 10:1 KJV 1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
John 10:9 KJV 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
John 3:36 KJV 36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
John 3:16 KJV 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:18 KJV 18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
1 John 5:12 KJV 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
1 Corinthians 15:1-6 KJV 1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. 3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
YES - HE HAS THAT ABILITY!!! BUT THE SWORD GOES UNWIELDED AND WE ARE LEFT WITH PEOPLE WHO GO INTO THE GHETTO’S OF THE EARTH AND THE JUNGLES OF AFRICA TO DO THAT WORK TO RISK THEIR LIVES AND LIVE IN HORRIBLE CONDITIONS BECAUSE IT WILL NOT BE DONE BY ONE WHO COULD DO IT FROM THE COMFORT OF A PADDED CHAIR.
This is a sad commentary on the Catholic Church…and to think I was about to return.
Peter was sent to Cornelius that he might have sufficient light - although He seemed to be responding to grace just fine (Acts 10)…Why was it necesary to send an angel, nonetheless, to make sure that He heard the gospel.
All are “condemned already” in their sin unless they are born again. Otherwise, they just were not of the elect.
I will leave you all to continue to dance your way around this thread…
Romans 10:2 KJV 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Luke 12:45-48 KJV 45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes (which all have done), shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Less punishment in hell - that is the best that they get. I wish for more to be saved, yes…but, to compromise truth is another thing.