In a private dialogue, the Pope is understood to have said to Juan Carlos Cruz—a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests— “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care. The pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”
Earlier, the Pope made news for saying there was no hell. Later, the Catholic Church denied he ever said this but no denial has come from the Pope himself.
These statements are a blatant denial of the Bible. That is nothing new. In fact, we are about to see a massive push by ministers to abandon the Bible. How could this be happening?
It began subtly. A popular pastor would dodge questions on talk shows about hell, or Jesus being the only way to salvation. They artfully defended their dodge by saying they were trying to reach a wider audience.
The trend did not stop there. Pastor Andy Stanley, who leads 30,000 people in Atlanta, took it to the next level by teaching that the Bible should not be used in soul winning because the Bible while inerrant, is not sufficient. He insists that since old Testament stories are so hard to take literally our faith should be based more on the Resurrection of Jesus. But Jesus Himself said, “If they do not hear Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be convinced if someone should rise from the dead.” — Luke 16: 31
Bible abandonment is also widespread in Spirit-filled churches where prophetic words have replaced Bible teaching. They infer that we should trust the Holy Spirit over the Bible—which is an insane false dichotomy. One spirit-filled Pastor even said: “This old book is divisive; I am only going to trust the Holy Spirit.”
What is causing this betrayal of the Bible? The answer is, the global, sexual, and social justice revolution. A tidal wave ostracizes the doctrine on hell, moral purity and Jesus as the savior of the world. Ministers find the pull to compromise irresistible.
To shy away from truth is the worst thing the church can do right now. There is still a window of opportunity for moral awakening…but that window is closing. Here is what you should do:
First, take your stand for Jesus and the power of the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:5 says, “having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” Neither your loyalty, nor your money should be going to religious businesses that attack the Bible. Taking your stand means to get out of churches that are ashamed of the Bible. This is not a case of being judgmental or holier-than-thou, it is a matter of obeying the word of God.
Next, do not give into fear. The Bible isn’t going anywhere:
Isaiah 40:8 “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”
Jeremiah 1:12 Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am [actively] watching over My word to fulfill it.”
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.
Finally, I must make these parting points.
Satan has done a masterwork sidelining the church as he plunges the earth into darkness. Now, you can believe there is nothing we can do about it—or you can join the amazing remnant that God has foreordained for this hour—a remnant that will be armed with special power to convict sinners, and work miracles in the mighty name of Jesus.
You can accept that America is too far gone but I see Americans struggling to hear the truth—even the hard verses in the Bible. We saw this in Las Vegas! Those who love the Bible need to wake up and let God use them to keep this Word for the next generation.
“Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ.” -Jude 3,4 The Bible tells us we must take up the defense of the Word of God that was first delivered to the saints. Let’s obey God.
??? “Christian” ??? Leaders… Without the Bible they ain’t “Christians”!
Beyonce comes to mind here. She just bought a Church. Gospel of Beyonce coming? Her dancing around in her shorts? While preaching? Grace of God turned into the Gospel of lewdness. Great article, Mario. As usual. Andy Stanley!!? Unbelievable.
Where is this info located. I would like to read it.
We must stand, my people perish from lack of knowledge.
“Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
Matthew 7:14 KJV
I Timothy 4:1, “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils, speaking lies in hypocrisy.” This pope is a representative of hell, and I shudder to think of the gospel of Beyonce added to the gospel of Oprah, the gospel of Hillary ( who recently said she may be feeling called to “ministry” after previously saying people should ” get over” the Bible), and the gospel of this pope. I Timothy 6:11-12, “But thou, o man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”
BRAVO Mario!…You are pushing back darkness in this article. For just about a year now I have endeavored to share with anyone who might listen the invaluable truths given to us through the ancient biblical record, and how these same ancient truths resonate & help with the daily struggle of every human being and the modern news cycle of society as a whole. The Bible is our Map and Guide, for navigation during this existence.
I attempted to expose their hypocrisy here regarding those who distain the Bible…hope this helps:
Amen , amen!!,
This is the issue “we have forgotten our God days without number “. Our God who has placed HIS word above HIS name surely will not abandon HIS word. Professing christians have abandon the Sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God); Biblical illiteracy and a form of godliness while denying the power thereof, half baked cakes. These Pastors ,When pressure came they did what Peter Did “surely you are one of them? ” NO! I do not know the man. The media and many tv personalities coined “it is intolerant , to say Jesus is the only way”. Many said nothing . When I served in the Navy one Master Chief would begin his meeting with thanking God and one of the Officers told the Master Chief he was offended by his faith being displayed in the meeting. The Master Chief told the Officer ” you are offended “? ” We are both men here so let me tell you “, I have sat here and been offended by the filth that has come out of your mouth, cussing! In the presence of young men and women “, and I have tolerated that daily in the meeting we have had”. If I can sit here and be offended by your lack of self-control , you can sit there and here me thank God. Those who run to a Prophetic word from the Lord and abandon the very words of God which the prophetic word is to be judged by are foolish. A Prophetic word from the Lord is CONFIRMED by the Word of the Lord. If it is not confirmed by the Word , then it is not a word from the Lord. If it does not edify, comfort, exalt , exhort , instruct , Build up, and line up with the Word Of God, it is skubala and should be flushed.
” Pastor Andy Stanley, who leads 30,000 people in Atlanta, took it to the next level by teaching that the Bible should not be used in soul winning because the Bible while inerrant, is not sufficient. He insists that since old Testament stories are so hard to take literally our faith should be based more on the Resurrection of Jesus.”
Don’t think it as strange….”A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.”
If you have seen Franklin grahams trolls on twitter its obvious a great deal of people who claim christianity are far from God and have no bible in them.
So true. You can’t live without the word. It is the plumb line to who we are. You have to line everything up with the word or you are lost.
Bottom line we need to know Jesus and have his word planted deeply in us to survive spiritually in the days ahead..??☝️
In the 1930s then Catholic seminaries were infiltrated by communists and leftists, whose stated purpose was to grow within the ranks of the Church and its ecclesiastical order to cause the parishioners to lose their faith. At the same time the Protestant seminaries were infiltrated as well.
Unfortunately, they were effective. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/804825/posts