POPE BENEDICT DECLARES WAR AGAINST THE ‘SIN WITHIN’ THE CHURCH..WHICH CHURCH IS HE TALKING ABOUT ??
The cat is out of the bag. The greatest threat to Christianity according to Pope Benedict XVI is the threat or sin within the church.
The question is which church ?
Brother Kato of yesu mulungi has put out a strong article on the definition of the word “church “ http://www.yesumulungi.com/index.php/discernment/415-the-new-testament-church-who-owns-it.html.
It is one of the most abused words in Christendom. In summary we learn from that article that the church is about
a people and not an institution or building.
THE GREAT CATHOLIC LIE : THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IS THE ONLY HOLY CHURCH.
For the Pope however, the church is the Catholic church. This is solidified by Catholic dogma and beliefs which believe the Roman Catholic church is the only holy church.
This is wrongly “supported ” by Jesus calling Peter ‘s name at the same time talking about building his church.
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matt 16 :18
The Catholic church has done many murderous things to this scripture :
1.Taken it out of context, not reading the verse in line with what Peter had proclaimed about Jesus being the Christ.
Wrong Out- of- context understanding and interpretation of scriptures has led many Christians to grave errors and false doctrines. Even when we use verses out of context its truth is preserved if its application does not contradict the context from which it has been drawn from.
2. Wrongly allegorised , spiritualise and literalised the scripture with the help of distorted and unclear history that the physical building called church in the Vatican city was built where Peter was executed…
The Catholic church and other false Christian denominations make another grave mistake in reading and inetrpretation of the word of God – literalising what is spiritual or allegorised and allegorising or spiritualising what is literal. For example Peter means a stone , but for the Catholic church his name is used allegorically and literally to mean that he is the foundation of the church. Yet Jesus Christ is the foundation of the church .In Revelation 21 the names of the apostles are found on the foundations of the wall of the new Jerusalem built by the Lord ;it does not say a literal city with a building built by men where Peter was buried in Rome.
THE EFFECTS OF WRESTING THE SCRIPTURE AND MIXING IT WITH UNVERIFIABLE HISTORIC FACTS
1. PERVERTING THE WORD OF GOD TO PROTECT CATHOLIC DOGMA
The King James version rightly preserves Matt 16:18 and what Jesus said to Peter and concerning the church. However the other perversions of the bible actually establish the great lie that Peter is the foundation of the church which is based in the Vatican City.
NIV… inserts a footnote that translates Peter to mean rock, hence saying that Jesus building his church upon the rock , Peter making Peter is the foundation. The Catholic church literalises this verse to mean the physical building in the Vatican City where Peter was believed to have been buried. They are guilty of exalting physical Rome instead of heavenly Jerusalem.
GOOD NEWS BIBLE
This version commits thorough twisting of the scripture…
And so I tell you , Peter: you are a rock , and on this rock foundation I will build my church and not even death will ever be able to overcome it. Matt 16:18 GNB
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matt 16 :18 KJV
How can one God inspire two different meanings ? How can ONE language , English, have TWO different translations for the same verse number ? Why did Good News have to add foundation, ?
So the church is not a physical building but a spiritual building. Thus Jesus was not talking about a physical rock but a spiritual .The issue is that Jesus is the foundation , the cornerstone of the church, a spiritual building , with the apostles and the prophets being the foundation of this spiritual building.
For no other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Cor 3:11 KJV
Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints and of the household of God ; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and the prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone ; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord : Eph 2:20 KJV
To support the false notion that Peter is the cornerstone of the church , in the Catholic church’s view, this includes the Basilica in Vatican City,the Good News bible has substituted the references in the book of Psalms that call God or Jesus the Rock with twisted English
KJV PSALMS 62:2
He only is my rock and my salvation ; he is my defence ; I shall not be greatly moved.
GNB PSALMS 62:2
He alone protects and saves me ; he is my defender, and I shall never be defeated.
KJV PSALMS 95 :1
O come, let us sing unto the LORD : let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
GNB PSALMS 95:1
Come,let us praise the LORD! Let us sing for joy to God, who protects us !
This substitution brings contradiction with other scriptures in the New Testament. However these contradictions work to protect false doctrines which have not been authorised by God but Satan.
2.JUSTIFICATION OF INQUISTION AND MURDER OF ENEMIES
Once the Roman Catholic church established herself as the church which was built upon the Rock, evidenced by being built where Peter was buried, the Catholic theologians concluded that this has to be the church which Jesus built, hence the Roman Catholic church is holy and true because it has fulfilled scripture by having its headquarter building built on Peter.
Hence any opposition against this “holy institution meant that one was against God since God the Son, Jesus Christ built the church and it has its foundation on Peter. This theology sanctioned the murder of Christians who rejected and were against the false doctrines in the Roman Catholic church.
It justified wars in the name of God through the Crusades so as to claim other physical places such as Jerusalem.
3.JUSTIFIED PAPALISM AND RELIGIOUS TYRANNY
The Papal position draws its establishment from Peter therefore giving popes , fallible men, infallibility since they sit in the position of Peter and have their throne where Peter the rock of the church died.- BLASPHEMY What the Pope says goes for any Catholic church adherent. This deadly disease is even in the Evangelical church in the name of “touch not my anointed “.
4.MOTIVATES ECUMENISM AND ONE WORLD RELGION
Since the Catholic church has the right foundation let us call other religions to join us. This what the Roman Catholic church believes and has made it a tolerable religion in the world just like Hinduism.
Roman Catholicism does not mind one mixing with other spiritual practices as long as you do not attack their doctrines. Yet they see other religions as lost if they are not in agreement with them and with their dwindling numbers as an institution it wants to maintain its power over the peoples of the world.
This is achieved through Ecumenism which means unity of churches and religions in the name of tolerance. They may not at first agree on many things but will surely join to worship the antichrist as one being all institutions of man, man controlled bodies are always dead bodies.
This shows us how one lie can do great damage to many innocent people for many years and decades. Ours is to abide in the word of God and come out of all man made institutions that claim to be spiritual bodies . The church is not a physical building but a spiritual building of people whose Lord is Jesus Christ and abide only in his word and not taking the words of men as doctrine.