So much for the so-called miracle of unity. Yesterday I began my in-depth coverage of the latest attempt by the apostate Roman Catholic Church (RCC) to swallow up the professing Christian community in Tony Palmer and Charismaniacs Embracing Pope Francis’ Call for Unity.
However as a former Roman Catholic myself I reminded you in The Deceivers of Roman Catholicism, six years ago here at Apprising Ministries, of the Second Vatican Council held by the Church of Rome in the mid 1960’s. You know, the one people think changed RCC dogma re. salvation. etc.
What you’re about to read would be some 50 years before Pope Francis issues his call to apostatizing charismatics. I’m going to ask that you please look very carefully at the following quote from Lumen Gentium – “Solemnly Promulgated By Holiness Pope Paul VI On November 21, 1964.”
I copied this just moments ago right from the online Vatican Library itself:
This Sacred Council, following closely in the footsteps of the First Vatican Council, with that Council teaches and declares that..
just as the office granted individually to Peter, the first among the apostles, is permanent and is to be transmitted to his successors, so also the apostles’ office of nurturing the Church is permanent, and is to be exercised without interruption by the sacred order of bishops. (14*)
Therefore, the Sacred Council teaches that bishops by divine institution have succeeded to the place of the apostles, (15*) as shepherds of the Church, and he who hears them, hears Christ, and he who rejects them, rejects Christ and Him who sent Christ.(149)(16*) (source, emphasis mine)
First, you need to keep in mind here that for the Pope, the Supreme Bishop in RCC dogma, the Church is the Roman Catholic Church; not the Ecclesia Militans (Church militant), i.e. the invisible Body of Christ on earth. In RCC dogma their Pope is the spiritual leader of all Christians.
Also, we must ask ourselves an important question here: If — “the office granted individually to Peter, the first among the apostles is permanent and is to be transmitted to his successors” — do we really think that Pope Francis has any real intention of changing this dogma?
The answer is: No; because he cannot change the very reason the Church of Rome exists—period. RCC dogma in this regard, as well as their condemnation of the very Gospel of Jesus Christ itself, was supposedly delivered by God through Popes who are considered by Rome as infallible.
You may find it interesting to note that the teaching of demons known as papal infallibility was pronounced at Vatican I.1 Now you can better see the battlefield as I point you to what News.va: Official Vatican Network is reporting from Vatican Radio that Pope Francis declared yesterday:
There is no such thing as a Christian without the Church, a Christian who walks alone, because Jesus inserted himself into the journey of His people: This was Pope Francis reflection at Mass this morning in Casa Santa Marta… So “you cannot understand a Christian outside of the people of God. The Christian is not a monad”, but “belongs to a people: the Church. A Christian without a church is something purely idealistic, it is not real”…
a Christian without the Church is incomprehensible… “A Christian is a [memorioso – living memory] of the history of his people, he is a living memory of his people’s journey, he is the living memory of his Church… And for this, a Christian in the Church is a man, a woman with hope: hope in the promise…”
He is a man of the covenant, and we celebrate the covenant, every day ” in the Mass: thus a Christian is “a woman, a man of the Eucharist”… (source)
To all but those deluded by deceitful spirits through their charismania and/or contemplative spirituality/mysticism there can be no reasonable doubt that Pope Francis has in mind the apostate Church of Rome who placed her never-rescinded anathema upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Here’s the official Vatican Radio report from Emer McCarthy:
HT: Apostasy Watch
- THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH HASN’T CHANGED ITS CONDEMNATION OF THE GOSPEL
- MARTIN LUTHER: THE REFORMATION VIEW OF ROMAN CATHOLICISM
- RICK WARREN ENDORSING CATHOLICS COME HOME
- http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/624002/First-Vatican-Council, accessed 5/16/14. ↩