Pope urges Lutherans to set aside doctrine to work together

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis urged Lutherans to set aside doctrinal differences Thursday and work with Catholics to care for the poor, the sick and refugees as he laid out his vision for greater communion before his visit to Sweden later this month.

Francis greeted about 1,000 Lutherans who were visiting the Vatican on an ecumenical pilgrimage. They had arrived in Rome from Germany, where Martin Luther famously sparked the Protestant Reformation by nailing his 95 theses to a church door to challenge the abuses of the Catholic Church.

Francis will mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation with his Oct. 31-Nov. 1 visit to Sweden, where he will participate in an ecumenical service with the Lutheran World Federation.

Like his predecessors, Francis has reached out to Protestants, Orthodox and other Christians to heal Christianity’s divisions. But unlike his predecessors, Francis has said theological differences should be put aside so Christians can work together on issues of pressing social concern, including caring for the poor, the environment and helping Christians under assault in Iraq and Syria.

“While the theologians work for dialogue in the doctrinal camp, it’s up to you to search insistently for occasions to meet, know one another better, pray together and offer help for one another and all those in need,” Francis told the delegation. “Putting ourselves at the service of the neediest gives us the experience of already being united: God’s mercy unites us.”

Francis’ outreach to the Lutherans, in particular, has been criticized as going too far. In November, he seemed to suggest a Lutheran woman married to a Catholic man could receive Communion, saying: “Speak with the Lord and go forward.” He stressed, however, that he had no authority to grant such permission.

In January, a Finnish Lutheran delegation visiting Rome reported that its members received Communion offered by Catholic priests in St. Peter’s Basilica. A Catholic Church spokesman in Finland said that it was a mistake.

Francis has roiled conservatives and traditionalists over his interpretation of core doctrine about access to Catholic sacraments, including for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics.

The Associated Press.

The Pope is clearly building bridges in his plan to unite world’s pagan religions. Read the 95 theses that Martin Luther wrote against this pagan church.


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  1. TELL THE TRUTH NOT LIES, AND TELL ALL PASTORS!!!

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    REVELATIONS 22:9
    But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!”

    ROMANS 2:13
    For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.

    HEBREWS 8:10
    This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

    HEBREWS 10:16
    “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.”

    JEREMIAH 31:33
    “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the LORD. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

    Ezekiel 3:20-21 – Again, When a righteous [man] doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumblingblock before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

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    PLEASE MAKE SURE BILLY GRAHAM AS OTHER BIG NAMES GET THIS AND SPREAD THIS!!! HIS HOUSE, HIS LAWS, HIS COMMANDS!!! NOT CHOICES!!! I tried telling the pope but I think he hates MY FATHER. MY FATHER COMES FIRST AND IS THE ONLY FATHER!!!

    Mercy and grace would maybe apply to the scepter being held out…WHY???? TO SEEK FORGIVENESS OF SINS COMMITED BY DISOBEYING HIS TEN COMMANDMENTS AND STATUES, EMBRACING WHAT HE CALLS ABOMBANATIONS. I see mercy and grace being abused as a ticket or card to continue to sin. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE HEAVENS PART…WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE….do you get mercy and grace…KNOWING THOSE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND STATUES ARE THEIR, EMBRACING ABOMBANATIONS THAT HE HATES!!!????

    Why does anyone think it works that way??? DOES IT NOT SAY…REPENT AND SIN MORE….DOES IT NOT SAY, “NO EXCUSE, DEPART I KNEW YOU NOT”???? or does it say…sin, sin, sin, bath In your sin, embrace every sin you can…YES….SIN, SIN, SIN…ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO SIN WITH YOU!!!! DOES IT SAY THAT???? NO!!!!!! AND YOU KNOW IT!!!! DO YOU WARN PEOPLE THAT IT SAYS, HE WILL SHOW HIMSELF ONCE, TWICE AND THEN TURN YOU OVER TO YOUR SIN….THEN DIE IN YOUR SIN….SUDDEN DESTRUCTION!!!????? DO YOU WARN PEOPLE OR just put out warm fuzzy prayers IGNORING HIS TEN COMMANDMENTS AND STATUES….WHICH BY THE WAY ARE “COMMANDS”, AND ONE THAT HAS A PROMISE….WHICH BY THE WAY….no one thinks THE CREATOR MAJESTIC GOD ALMIGHTY OF ALL THE UNIVERSES AND GALAXIES AND HEAVENS AND EVERYTHING but the mess on earth…NO ONE THINKS….”HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER”…applies to HIM AND HIS WIFE!
    WHICH IT SAYS, YOU CAN DENY THE son but you can NOT DENY THE HOLY SPIRIT NOT IN THIS AGE OR THE NEXT. and no THE HOLY SPIRIT IS NOT HIM…it is HIS WIFE…THE KILLED HER THUS THE HOLY GHOST…and well they tried to kill HIM!! THEY ARE MARRIED…THEY ARE “ONE”!!!!

    SO…tell me…how should mercy…grace…be applied….when deliberate DISOBEDIENCE IS TAKING PLACE ALL OVER…..is that really SHOWING THE ONE YOU PROFESS TO LOVE AS COMMANDED…TO OBEY… mercy and grace is the window that is opened now, as your still alive and the heavens have not parted. BUT YOUR NOT GUARANTEED TOMORROW AND HE MIGHT PART THE HEAVENS AT NOON….are you going to use your mercy and grace now as YOU KNOW….OR TRY TO PLAY IGNORANT WHEN THE TIME COMES??? fyi….HE KNOWS YOU KNOW…RIGHT NOW…AS HE IS RIGHT NEXT TO WHILE YOU READ THIS…..FROM THIS POINT ON…..it is very possible….the “no excuse” is applicable.

    FOR all, it is also a warning, and sent to encourage you to clean it up FAST!!!

    ADVISE AND WARN ALL OTHERS IN YOUR TOWN, STATE AND WORLD!!
    This is to Howard Stern and whoever else participates I the porn industry and other things called ABOMBANATIONS. NOW YOU ARE TO WARN ALL AS THE JUNK YOU PEDDLE IS NOT ALLOWED IN MY DADDY’S HOUSE!! AND IT IS VILE JUNK!! SO WARN ALL, OR THE ABOMBANATIONS, WILL TURN INTO A BOMB A NATION!!! THE PORN NATION AND those like it!! AND HE HAS A WIFE, YOU CAN NOT DENY HER, THAT IS AN UNFORGIVABLE SIN. HE LOVES HER!! SO CLEAN UP OR HE WILL. YOU ALL HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! SPREAD THIS!!

    GAMBLING IS ALSO NOT ALLOWED, NOR IS ALCOHOL, NOR FORNICATORS, ALL CAN BE FOUND IN WHAT HE CONSIDERS ABOMBANATIONS.

    You can deny the son but not the HOLY SPIRIT which is unforgivable. Whoever does the will of my FATHER is my mother, brother, and sister. HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER, THEY ONLY COMMANDMENT WITH A PROMISE. THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HOLY GHOST IS HER…THEY KILLED HER!!! WARN EVERYONE!!!
    TEN COMMANDMENTS AND STATUES as well as what the ABOMBANATIONS are is not addressed!!!!! YOU CAN NOT GET IN HIS HOUSE UNLESS YOU LOVE AND OBEY ALL COMMANDMENTS!! OBEY AND ABSTAIN OR DISOBEY AND INDULGE THEN DIE IN YOUR SINS!!!

    AND FOR ALL that chose HIM AND OBEY, HE can make it so all fly with no wings as they get in the way of hugs. AND for the children wanting the dinosaurs, HE can do that..bring them back but they will be tame. So, winter wonder land, autumn land, spring land, summer land and dinosaur land, along with oceans that are lit from the bottom up..beautiful fish..BEAUTY EVERYWHERE! AND SINCE THOUSANDS OF GENERATIONS ARE INVOLVED, it to me makes since we all are shrunk down to little sizes so all can see MY DADDY and MOMMA…in a small space. We can get bigger also. Living in among HIS BEAUTIFUL NATURE AS NEVER SEEN!! AS I SAID HE CAN DO MORE THAN ALL MINDS COLLECTIVELY COMBINED CAN IMAGINE. and many others have their imaginations but…the things I see, to me are well BLESSINGS FOR ALL THAT TO ME is SO PLENTIFUL AND AWESOME…who could ask for more..no pain, no tears, no illness, ALL HEALED, LIVING WITH THE ONE WHO LOVES THE VERY BEST, WHO KNOWS WHAT IS BEST FOR ALL…AND TO ME THAT IS MY DADDY..AND WELL IT IS ALSO FACT..THE TRUTH…but to get you all to see that is….well…we not home yet so there are still slow pokes!

    AND FOR ALL THOSE SEEKING OFFICES OF WHAT EVER IN POLITICS, COURTS, COPS, doctors, whatever it may be, KNOW THIS, MY DADDY DOES NOT NEED HELP RUNNING HIS HOUSE, you all made that for this dirty filthy room. HE WANTS AND NEEDS LOVING OBEDIENT CHILDREN. SIMPLE….so all you power hungry folks…remember that….that might help you to become children again quickly! HE DOES NOT NEED HELP IN HIS HOUSE, HE WANTS AND NEEDS CHILDREN TO LOVE AND OBEY!

    This is for everyone…a loving message for ALL. The bible or almost every kind of religious”holy book” contains TEN COMMANDMENTS AND STATUES. THEY were given by THE CREATOR MAJESTIC GOD ALMIGHTY OF ALL THE UNIVERSES AND GALAXIES AND HEAVENS AND EVERYTHING but the mess that HIS children made and is here on earth which is a room attached to HIS HOUSE. It is almost like there were multiple sons, each given a room in HIS HOUSE and through time…a very long time, one would tear up their room and move in next door and tear it up then to the next and so on until all ended up moved into one tiny room called earth..and now earth is pretty much tore up by their things they made…images, idols, many things to get many to worship them. THEY KINDA FORGOT ALL ABOUT THEIR FATHER AND MOTHER…indulging in many things that are not allowed in THEIR HOUSE. Not only are they or were they doing that, they have been breaking every COMMANDMENT. Now their (everyone that wants HIM) FATHER HAS watched them do HORRIBLE HORRIFIC THINGS FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME…IT HAS CAUSED HIM GREAT PAIN. MANY HAVE BLAMED HIM FOR what HIS children have done. HE IS A VERY LOVING FATHER and DESIRES FOR NON TO PERISH BUT FOR ALL TO HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE AND ABUNDANT LOVE. HE is not the only one to desire this, their MOTHER (they killed her), the son who took the beating and died for all sins..myself, as others who have recognized their wrongs, sins, mistakes and sought forgiveness. They stole HIS name as well as others, identity theft has went on a very long time, they gave HIM a mother..which is wrong as HE HAS NONE, HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE. THEY stole HIS GLORY and HONOR THAT BELONG TO HIM AND HIS WIFE…HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER. HE FORGIVES ALL THAT WANT IT and I believe HE DISCIPLINES ALL THAT CONTINUE TO DISOBEY HIM AND EMBRACE THOSE THINGS HE CONSIDERS ABOMBANATIONS! And yes those are the “fallen angels aka principalities and such” spoke of in bible. Many may still have there own agendas…but THE ONE AND ONLY GOD, has HIS PLANS. some are still very defiant, insubordinate, disrespectful, hateful, very mean, rebellious children consisting of generations. I know though that HE CAN DO MORE THAN ALL MINDS COLLECTIVELY COMBINED CAN IMAGINE. So I encourage all you to know HIM, KNOW ALL THE TEN COMMANDMENTS AND STATUES…know what ABOMBANATIONS are. LOVE HIM…AND KNOW YOU ARE SO LOVED BY HIM AND HE HAS TRULY BEAUTIFUL THINGS FOR ALL THAT TRULY WANT HIM, OBEY HIM, LOVE HIM/THEM AS HE/THEM DESERVES. The wedding spoke of in bible…IS THEIR WEDDING…HONOR THY FATHER AND MOTHER…the only COMMAND with a promise. HE WANTS ALL TO ATTEND AND TO BE TAKEN TO A NEW HOME…SO BEAUTIFUL. earth and what ever else that is defiled and filthy will be cut away from HIS HOUSE. it is said you will know by the fruit…Well HE has trees that are growing meat and fish of all kinds. NO BLOOD..JUICY like apples, oranges grow. DO NOT KILL. IT IS A PLACE THAT HAS colors as never seen, nature that will be breath taking…A NEW HOME FOR ALL THAT LOVE AND OBEY HIM. AND HE LOVES EVERYONE SO VERY MUCH. PLEASE seek HIM…let HIM DO WHAT ONLY HE CAN DO..create in you..in everyone that wants HIM A NEW HEART. HAVE A BLESSED DAY AS ONLY HE CAN BLESS…please encourage one another, pulling those away you see stumbling, going down the wrong path..EVERY SOUL IS PRECIOUS AND LOVED SO MUCH BY HIM AND MANY. PLEASE CONFESS, REPENT AND SIN NO MORE. Oh there is no “honor thy son or daughter”! AND HE IS THE ONLY “FATHER”! PLEASE do not not call HIM “lord” as they have used it with drug lord and land lord. AND HE IS THE SAVIOR FOR ALL, AS IT SAYS, all have fallen. AND NO I WILL NOT GIVE GLORY NOR HONOR TO ANY SON OF MY DADDY’S or anyone else’s….THEY ARE children…THEY ALL HAVE FALLEN!! and THEY ALL NEED HIM TO SAVE THEM. THEY got got very mad at me because I refuse to give them any glory or honor, nor do I say they are my SAVIOR…MY DADDY SAVED ME FROM THEM….THEY NEED HIM AS WELL AS EVERYONE ELSE!!!

    OH HE CAN AND WILL GROW EGGS ON PLANTS…COLORFUL. PRETTY COLORS!!! that way there is NO KILLING OF ANY KIND!!!

    WHERE IS THE REMORSE AND SHAME FOR ALL THE PAIN MANY HAVE CAUSED??? WHERE IS IT?? WHERE IS THE LOVE FOR HIM, HUMBLENESS AND GRATITUDE??? All i see is MOCKING, smugness, arrogance, and defiance.

    I ENCOURAGE ALL TO START WITH YOUR PRAY, FATHER AND END YOUR PRAYS WITH…FROM YOUR LOVING child…then your name!!!! IT IS BETWEEN HIM AND YOU, NO ONE ELSE!!