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Friday, October 10, 2014

Pope Francis: The Devil works to divide Christians

Prophecy Sign:  The future global false religious system

As the Pope warned, Satan does indeed seek to destroy and break asunder the work of Jesus Christ by bringing division in the Church. Certainly as the body of Christ, we as Christians need to be united and not be in disunity fighting among ourselves.  That's what the Apostle Paul stressed to the Colossian believers.

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:14-15 NIV 

With that said, Paul also warned that the Church needs to be very wary of doctrines of demons and heretical teachings that will creep into the Church.  We can not have unity under any circumstances with such teachings and we need to distance ourselves from those that teach such.  In fact that would even include an Angel from heaven who might come down and begin whispering in your ear.

But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God's curse! Galatians 1:8  NIV

Thus what the Pope is preaching needs to be critically analyzed in the light of the bible, and when you do so, you find that what he is advocating is an ecumenical movement uniting not just Christians, but people of all faiths, (the one world religious system of the Tribulation).  Also, heading the advice of Angels can be very dangerous as there are both Angels of Heaven and Fallen Angels - just who is it that you are listening to?  Far better to communicate directly with God and to listen to his small voice through the lens of your daily devotions.

Pope Francis: The Devil works to divide Christians
Divisions among Christians “hurt the Church and they wound Christ,” Pope Francis said to tens of thousands of visitors gathered in Saint Peter’s Square Wednesday morning. During her journey through history, “the Church is tempted by the devil who tries to divide it,” the Pope said, and unfortunately, “she has been marred by serious and painful divisions.”

Francis devoted his “general audience” to the issue of the unity of Christians, urging his listeners to take an active part in healing the wounds that still separate them. We must not forget, he said that "there are many brothers and sisters who share our faith in Christ, but who belong to other denominations or traditions different from our own.” He challenged his hearers not to accept these painful divisions, which in the course of history have “often been a cause of conflict and suffering, even wars.” “Are we resigned, or even indifferent to this division? Or do we firmly believe that we can and must walk in the direction of reconciliation and full communion?” he asked.

Pope Francis: 'I believe in guardian angels...and everyone should listen to their advice'
Pope Francis has said he believes in angels, telling Catholics around the world to reaffirm their belief in holy guardians. Speaking to followers at the Vatican on Wednesday, the pontiff said every person has a guardian angel advising them in life. Stressing they were not imaginary, he said it was only pride stopping people hearing their voices.

He claimed that no person can rightly give moral advice to themselves and should instead rely on direction from angels. “It is dangerous to chase away our travelling companion,” he said.

Gay rights groups hail new Catholic tone
Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week. There is no discussion that church doctrine on homosexuality will change or that the Vatican will soon endorse gay marriage or even gay unions. It will not, as the Vatican's top canon lawyer made clear Thursday. But for the first time, a Vatican meeting is discussing gay and lesbian issues and how to provide better spiritual care to Catholic homosexuals. 

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