2016 Pope Francis To Christians, Accept Coming Change Or Face Death

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“Anyone who attempts to construe a personal view of God which conflicts with Church dogma must be burned without pity.”
– Pope Innocent III

That was a different Pope. His message was more direct than today. Back then, they didnt have Tweeter, Facebook and Bloggers who would reread and share the statement. But today, in a technologically advanced world, this Pope must watch his words carefully.

The Pope is expected to release a post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation within a few months.  In it he is expected to decide on the question of Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics, and on the proposal to give bishops conferences doctrinal authority. Some observers also think the pope may address the question of homosexuality and language

An apostolic exhortation is a type of communication from the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. It encourages a community of people to undertake a particular activity but does not define Church doctrine. It is considered lower in formal authority than a papal encyclical, but higher than other ecclesiastical letters, Apostolic Letters and Other Papal Writings.

Apostolic exhortations are commonly issued in response to a synod of bishops, in which case they are known as post-synodal apostolic exhortations.

“Christians who obstinately maintain ‘it’s always been done this way,’ this is the path, this is the street—they sin: the sin of divination. It’s as if they went about by guessing: ‘What has been said and what doesn’t change is what’s important; what I hear—from myself and my closed heart—more than the Word of the Lord.’ Obstinacy is also the sin of idolatry: the Christian who is obstinate sins! The sin of idolatry. ‘And what is the way, Father?’ Open the heart to the Holy Spirit, discern what is the will of God.”

That is the translation of The Pope’s Homily of January 18th 2016.

The Pope is now issuing a warning that rejection of a coming change (which is not doctrinal-based on the bible) will be regarded as a sin of Divination.

The word divination comes from the Latin divinare, meaning “to foresee” or “to be inspired by a god.” To practice divination is to uncover hidden knowledge by supernatural means. It is associated with the occult and involves fortune-telling or soothsaying, as it used to be called.

He also calls it the sin of idolatry. Idolatry is the worship of an idol or a physical object as a representation of a god.

Exo 20:4 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:

 

 

Whatever the change is, it is very big for the Pope to already issue a death warrant to anyone that rejects it. The Pope here has hinted that the change will be so huge that it’s rejection is tantamount to idolatry.

And we all might know the Catholic Church huge craving for idols, but their punishment for idolatry is ironically brutal. Check out here some 10 torture devices used by the same Church during the inquisition.

10 Torture devices used by the Catholic Church in the Inquisition

Whatever change that is coming, we all can agree it is going to be very big and of course, so not biblical.

But the bigger question is, should the people of God change? The second question would be, what kind of change is acceptable? Changing from an iphone to an android phone, OK. Changing from Saturday Sabbath to Sunday worship, NOT OK. Catch the drift?

Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

We are not to bring our standards to those of the world but we are to bring the standards of the world up to the standards of God.

Mat 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Their should always be a distinct uncompromising difference between the Children of God and the Children of men. Even if the odds be like Elijah, 1 to 500, we are not to bow down.

We all need to tread carefully. This Pope has been around the world touching on some sensitive topics prophesied in the bible. He has made several appeals for a united religion. He has met all the top televangelists and leaders of other faiths and he recently released a video calling for prayers for a united religion.

Whatever the Synod will say, the people of God should be prepared to take an uncompromising stand to the word of God.


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  1. “All these are the beginning of birth pains.” [“The Babylonians are very proud. What they want is not good. “But the person who is godly will live by his faithfulness.”]

    “Keep watch! Be careful that no one fools you. Many will come in my name. They will claim, ‘I am the Messiah!’ They will fool many people. You will hear about wars. You will also hear people talking about future wars. Don’t be alarmed. Those things must happen. But the end still isn’t here. Nation will fight against nation. Kingdom will fight against kingdom. People will go hungry. There will be earthquakes in many places.

    All these are the beginning of birth pains.

    “Then people will hand you over to be treated badly and killed. All nations will hate you because of me. At that time, many will turn away from their faith. They will hate each other. They will hand each other over to their enemies. Many false prophets will appear. They will fool many people. Because evil will grow, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who remains strong in the faith will be saved. This good news of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world. It will be a witness to all nations. Then the end will come.

    “The prophet Daniel spoke about ‘the hated thing that destroys.’ (Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11) Someday you will see it standing in the holy place. The reader should understand this. Then those who are in Judea should escape to the mountains. No one on the housetop should go down into the house to take anything out. No one in the field should go back to get their coat. How awful it will be in those days for pregnant women! How awful for nursing mothers! Pray that you will not have to escape in winter or on the Sabbath day. There will be terrible suffering in those days. It will be worse than any other from the beginning of the world until now. And there will never be anything like it again.

    The second beast performed great signs. It even made fire come from heaven to the earth. And the fire was seen by everyone. The first beast had given the second beast the power to perform these signs. By these signs, the second beast tricked those who live on the earth. The second beast ordered people to set up a statue to honor the first beast. The first beast was the one who had been wounded by a sword and still lived. The second beast was allowed to give breath to this statue so it could speak. The statue could kill all who refused to worship it. It also forced everyone to receive a mark on their right hand or on their forehead. People great or small, rich or poor, free or slave had to receive the mark. They could not buy or sell anything unless they had the mark. The mark is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

    Then in a vision the angel carried me away to a desert. There the Holy Spirit showed me a woman sitting on a bright red beast. It was covered with names that say evil things about God. It had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was dressed in purple and bright red. She was gleaming with gold, jewels and pearls. In her hand she held a golden cup filled with things that God hates. It was filled with her terrible, dirty sins. The name written on her forehead was a mystery. Here is what it said.
    THE GREAT CITY OF BABYLON
    THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES
    THE MOTHER OF EVERYTHING ON EARTH THAT GOD HATES
    I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people. They are the ones who are witnesses about Jesus.

    -The Bible-
    SO IT IS WRITTEN, AND REMAINS WRITTEN FOR EVER!

  2. It seems people are always looking at the flaws in the Catholic church and there are many. Why would the church support praying to Mary when Jesus Christ is the one who died for our sins and pave the way to salvation. This is idolatry. It’s also tradition. Maybe the Pope is referring to many things in the church like praying through Mary and saints for miracles and answers to prayer or burying statues of St. Joseph upside down to sell your house. What about believing in transubstantiation rather than communion representing the Body and Blood of Christ. Maybe he’s referring to these types of things. We don’t know. The Catholic church doesn’t seem to line up with the bible as I understand it. I don’t don’t we are living in end times, but let’s not be too quick to judge before we have proof and facts.

  3. Hey Christians, time to start discerning the times. The flame or fire symbol this site uses is called the “Eternal Flame,” which references Lucifer, Light Bearer, or Day Star. Wherever you see a fire or flame symbol, know that is the enemy, especially on christian organizations.

    Of course, this comment will never see the light of day, but perhaps the person reading it will either be made aware if they are a sheep, or know that their days are short if they are a goat.

  4. I throw these questions to all of you. Who is God(s) and who is Jesus Christ? Which day is the Sabbath day? Who change the Sabbath day? Are all the names in the Holy Scripture correct? What about the Feast days etc. The Roman Catholic Church is more subtle and crafty than anything in the “garden” today. All those and I quote, all those who call on the name God, elohim, gods, Jesus Christ etc are part of the Roman Catholic Church. Every denomination in the world today is under grip of the great whore except one. The tree of life is here and will soon bring down the tree of righteousness and evil. Out of Roman Catholic Church came all the churches I see today except one. The only congregation or tree of life is: Beyit Yahweh. There is no earthily founder. The founder is Yahweh Himself. Psalm 23:6 reads: Surely righteousness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives; and we will dwell in The House of Yahweh forever! May Yahweh bless your understanding.

    1. If only you’ve heard of the 7th day congregation of theocracy in Ghana.