Christianity Today Recommends the Pope
Christianity Today magazine, founded by Billy Graham, has long promoted the ridiculous and unscriptural concept of “evangelical Catholicism.” The latest example is “The Pope’s Growing Evangelical Flock,” Oct. 9, 2015. It begins with the statement that “under Pope Francis’ leadership, the Catholic Church is looking more, well, Protestant.” Much is made of Pope Francis’ call for Catholics to read the Bible. What is ignored is the fact that Catholics read the Bible through the blinders of Roman heresies and the fact that Rome has formally exalted her vain tradition to the same level of authority as Scripture. The Second Vatican Council proclaimed, “Thus it comes about that the Church does not draw her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Hence, both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honoured with equal feelings of devotion and reverence” (Vatican II, “Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation,” Chap. 2, 9, p. 682). How can Catholicism be “evangelical” in any sense when it brashly denies “Scripture alone”?Christianity Today also notes that Pope Francis is urging Catholics to pray from the heart and not only by rote. Again, what is ignored is the fact that the Pope’s most fervent prayers are addressed to Mary, which is an heretical and blasphemous practice. Christianity Today sites a Pew Research poll showing that 60% of “evangelicals” approve of the pope. That statistic does not prove that Rome is more biblical; it proves, rather, that evangelicalism is more Romish, and this is a major sign of the times. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
(Friday Church News Notes, October 23, 2015, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)
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