The Pope Compared
the leader of the Catholic church is involved in these kinds of things
how can you be sure he is leading you correctly regarding salvation through
Pope John Paul II allows his forehead to be
marked by a Pagan Shiva priestess
"They provoked him to jealousy with
strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to
anger." [Deuteronomy 32:16]
He just loves any book except the Bible....
"As it is written, There is none
righteous, no, not one. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of
If God considers the Pope to be a sinner in need of salvation,
what must He think of YOU?
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you are a Catholic and this material offends you or upsets you, then
please ask yourself: "Is it possible that God might be offended if
some mere mortal usurped the honor, respect, recognition, attention,
authority, prestige, admiration and glory due to God alone?".
"according as it is written, He that glorieth,
let him glory in the Lord." [1Corinthians 1:31]
"For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous
God." [Deuteronomy 4:24]
Since the ruler of the Catholic church has titles that
rightfully belong solely to Jesus Christ, it is only fair that we see if these
two persons have anything in common. We will do that by examining the Pope and
comparing him with what Jesus teaches in the Holy Bible. If you too have been
fooled by the Church of Rome into believing that the pope is somebody special to
God, you're not alone. Millions of others have been deceived also, including the
author of this article, at one time. And in a similar fashion people around the
world and people from the beginning of time have been fooled into believing that
various charismatic men & women are somehow more in touch with God than
themselves, when nothing could be further from the truth.
The pope lets people refer to him as the Sovereign of
the State of Vatican City, Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of
St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church,
Patriarch of the West, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the
Roman Province, Pontifex Maximus, The Pope, and The Holy Father.
Jesus said: "For whosoever exalteth himself shall
be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted." [Luke 14:11] and
"But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their
phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost
rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the
markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi." [Matthew 23:5-7]
Anybody can look holy in the right
costume, even comedian Bob Hope.
The pope has thousands of servants subordinate to
himself called Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, Priests, Monks, and Nuns.
Jesus said: "Many that are first shall be last;
and the last shall be first." [Matthew 19:30] and "And whosoever of
you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all." [Mark 10:44]
The pope talks about peace and love and yet he has yet to
reverse the blood thirsty decrees that his church put in place to sanction
the murder of people who disagree with Catholicism.
Jesus said: "All therefore whatsoever they bid you
observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and
do not." [Matthew 23:3] and "He answered and said unto them, Well hath
Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me
with their lips, but their heart is far from me." [Mark 7:6]
The pope runs his own self-governed country called
Vatican City that has its own secretary of state who meets with ambassadors from
Jesus said: "My kingdom is not of this world"
"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall
not come, except there come a falling away first, and
that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is
called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as
God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that
he is God." [2Thes 2:3-4]
The pope says he is infallible in matters of faith and
Jesus said: "There shall be false teachers among
you" [2 Peter 2:1]. In the Bible God also says: "If we say that we
have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." [1John 1:8]
The pope lives in an enormous palace in Rome.
Jesus said: "Foxes have holes, and the birds of
the air have nests; but the Son of man hath no where to lay his head."
The pope controls immeasurable wealth that could be
given to the poor.
Jesus said: "lay up for yourselves treasures in
heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break
through nor steal" [Matthew 6:20]
The pope gets a royal welcome from heads of state of
almost all countries on earth.
Jesus said: "Woe unto you, when all men shall
speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." [Luke
Did you know that the U.S.
Congress banned diplomatic relations with the Vatican in 1867 and that
ban was not lifted until 1984 (117 years later!)? What did early
American leaders know about the Vatican that is no longer public
for more information on this issue.
We all need to be very concerned about who we listen to when
it comes to our eternal dwelling place. If we are trusting in the teachings and
traditions of men rather than the teachings of God in the Holy Bible, then we
are sure to find ourselves under the wrath of God for all eternity:
"Howbeit in vain do they worship me,
teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." [Mark 7:7]
"Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast
out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I
profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work
iniquity." [Matthew 7:22-23]
|Why do we
even have popes, or gurus, or other "holy
Sinful man wants a sinful god, a god
he can see, a god like himself.
So he dresses up a sinner to look
holy and he assigns divine
attributes to this mere mortal, and
... presto! ... he has himself a
man-made god! One who is not
holy and not sinless, but rather,
one who does not make the worshipper
feel too uncomfortable about his own
sinfulness. So for the moment,
Catholics have Joseph Alois
Ratzinger (a.k.a. Pope Benedict). Buddhists have
their founder Siddhartha Gotama. Hindus have Lord Krishna and various gurus such
as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and Satya Sai Baba. Each religion has its "holy
men" (or women), whom the worshippers idolize, whom they are preoccupied
with, so that they might not have to deal with the thrice-holy God of the Bible
- though all of us will have to deal with Him some day.
Ray Kane, former Roman Catholic