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September 24, 2017, 10:45:16 pm Psalm 51:17 says: The specific rule pertaining to the national anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rulebook. It states: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. “During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.”
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September 11, 2017, 06:59:33 am Psalm 51:17 says: The law of reaping and sowing. It's amazing how God's mercy and longsuffering has hovered over America so long. (ie, the infrastructure is very bad here b/c for many years, they were grossly underspent on. 1st Tim 6:10, the god of materialism has its roots firmly in the West) And remember once upon a time ago when shacking up b/w straight couples drew shock awe?

Exodus 20:5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
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Mike Bickle Meets With Pope Francis to Discuss Jesus

Some of the most recognizable names in the charismatic movement had a private meeting with Pope Francis on Friday. Mike Bickle, Che Ahn, Kris Vallotton, Stacey Campbell and dozens of other Protestant leaders from North America and Europe gathered at the Vatican.

According to Bickle, director of IHOP in Kansas City, the purpose of the meeting was to engage in an ongoing dialogue about the pontiff's views on Jesus and Christianity.

"The meeting lasted a couple of hours. They gave us the opportunity to ask questions. The meeting was very warm and personal," Bickle told Charisma News. "I asked him about his views on the serious error and deception of universalism that claims that 'all paths lead to God' and other religions being saved without receiving the grace of God that only comes through Jesus. He assured me that he believes that Jesus is the only way of salvation."

Bickle asked him again pointedly, "Is Jesus the only way of salvation?" He described Francis as "very strong" in his agreement on Christ as the Savior of the world and emphasized his love for Jesus and the Scriptures.

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What about the pontiff's controversial statement about Muslims and members of other world religions claiming "children of God" status? Bickle was told Francis was referring to all humans being children of the creator and children of Adam not "children of redemption."

"The verse that was given to me was Matthew 5:44 describing the Father giving sun and rain to the just and unjust," says Bickle. "He is unhappy with the views of some of the Catholic leadership who do not honor or value the faith of Protestant believers. He believes that a close relationship with Jesus is the only hope for the nations."   

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The faith of young believers: World Youth Day unites the pope with the deeply inspired
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/25/faith-young-believers-world-youth-day-unites-pope-with-deeply-inspired.html
7/25/16

Millions of young people around the world are preparing to venture to Krakow, Poland, for one of the most important, faith-filled days of the year -- July 25, 2016.

"A special greeting to youth: You are the future of the world, you are the hope of the Church, you are my hope," said Pope John Paul II during the inauguration ceremonies of World Youth Day back on October 22, 1978.

All these years later, the event -- celebrated every three years and lasting a week -- continues to celebrate the lives of young people and how they bring hope to the world.

World Youth Day has been celebrated in Rome in past years; the most recent one, in 2013, was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On Monday, July 25, 2016, Pope Francis joins young people in Krakow, Poland, for the week-long pilgrimage, which is focused on the fifth Beatitude.

"Let us allow ourselves to be inspired by the words: 'Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy,'" said Pope Francis from the Vatican, quoting Matthew 5:7.

The World Youth Day website describes the event as "an opportunity to experience in first person the universality of the Church; to share with the whole world the hope of many young people who want to commit themselves to Christ and others. World Youth Day is a unique way to deepen your faith," it also says, "and grow closer to Christ, by means of prayer and the sacraments, together with thousands of other young people who share your interests and ambitions."

As the event kicks off, Hannah Glick, a new attendee this year, and Fr. Thomas Esposito, a veteran of World Youth Day, provided some thought and insight.

Glick, a 2016 graduate of the University of Dallas, in Texas, was not familiar with the aims of World Youth Day until college, where she learned through her friends' own "amazing" experiences. Today she lives in Dublin and received the opportunity to join a group of young Irish girls from Opus Dei.

"I started growing more in my faith in ways I didn't even know I could," said Glick. "I started to realize just how important ministering to the youth truly is, for the church and for them as individuals."

She added, "I started to question if maybe more spiritual time in preparation would be better then actual physical preparation. That was when I realized that every day of my life that I have spent growing in a relationship with Christ has been preparation. It's as if the Lord has already spent years preparing my heart."

Fr. Thomas Esposito is a monk of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas. He said he experienced a "jolt of grace" with his group members when attending the 2002 event in Toronto, Canada.

"Being immersed in the seemingly endless sea of flags and faces was a powerful reminder of the Catholic Church's universal nature," Fr. Thomas told LifeZette. "I may not have the same mother tongue as the people crowding around me, but I do share their faith. To join the guardian of that faith, the Bishop of Rome, is an amazing privilege."

In light of the recent terror attacks worldwide, Fr. Thomas sees the events of Krakow as a tremendous opportunity to spread the good news and encourage the discussion of faith.

"This year's WYD will not only energize Catholics in the practice of their faith -- it will motivate them to share their experience of Christ's love with their neighbors who think that religion of any form leads only to hatred and death," he said. "I hope the events in Poland can contribute to a new springtime of dialogue and evangelization."

Although Fr. Thomas cannot attend this year, he encouraged both travelers and followers of the event to pray.

"Those eager to arrive in Poland can pray for all those traveling to join them, especially the pope, and to ask the Lord to bless the hearts of all participants with a willingness to hear the Lord speaking to them personally," said Fr. Thomas. "Those who will follow the events from afar can pray that the participants be transformed by the Holy Spirit through their experience in Poland, and return to their homes enkindled with the love of Christ."
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http://www.wayoflife.org/reports/burlington-revival-ends.html

Burlington Tent Revival Ends

August 3, 2016 (David Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061, 866-295-4143, fbns@wayoflife.org;)

The “Burlington Tent Revival” ended on July 29 after 11 weeks of services in Burlington, North Carolina. It began in May with a scheduled revival service led by evangelist C.T. Townsend at New Hope Baptist Church, pastored by Randy Hobbs. The meetings were extended and eventually moved into a large tent where there were two services a day, Monday through Friday. Many thousands attended.

A reported 1,250 people “accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour.”

According to reports, New Hope Baptist has been praying for revival on Mondays for ten years. Prayer meetings were held each morning of the revival, and a prayer team prayed under the speaker’s platform during the services.

This is commendable, and I have no doubt that some lives were changed to the glory of God in answer to prayer.

At the same time, due to the unscriptural evangelism methodology of the host preachers, the unity emphasis which results in a narrowing of the message, and the hyped-up “camp meeting” atmosphere, it would be wise to have some doubt about the large salvation statistics. These are not people who are careful about dealing with souls and examining professions to look for evidence of biblical conversion.

Further, according to the Burlington Revival Facebook page and other reports, large numbers of the salvation professions were made by children, and while children can get saved, what typically happens in these cases is that when they return to shallow, worldly Christian homes and churches they do not make long-term spiritual progress, because the homes and churches are too weak to produce true disciples of Christ.

A church that sees most of its young people fall away to the world, walk in lukewarmness, or capitulate to a contemporary philosophy will only produce more of the same bitter fruit if provided with converts from a revival meeting.

Evangelist C.T. Townsend is out of Trinity Baptist Church of Asheville, North Carolina, pastored by Ralph Sexton, Jr.

Townsend described the meetings as an “aftershock that has literally shook across this nation,” but we have seen no evidence of that in the many reports of the revival that we have read.

Townsend is exactly right that spiritual revival is the only hope for America, but the revival must be a true Bible revival in solid, convicting, far-reaching, deep-digging truth that transforms shallow, worldly, pragmatic-centered pastors and their shallow, worldly, entertainment-oriented churches, rather than raucous Southern Gospel-driven emotionalism spread with a veneer of Scripture.

It would be wonderful if Ralph Sexton and his compatriots would get on fire for the truth and repent of such things as quick-prayerism evangelism, worldly, entertainment-focused youth ministries (led by cool young men who take youth groups to places like Dollywood) that produce few if any serious disciples of Christ, worldly music, and ecumenism (big-tent Independent Baptist unity that includes Southern Baptists and beyond).

It would have been wonderful if the reports of the Burlington Revival had told of hundreds of pastors repenting of such things in tears and seeking wisdom about how to undo the effect of their shallow ministries.

To repent of such things would be the fruit of true biblical revival in holiness and truth, as described in James:

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4:8-10).

But we have seen no evidence that James was at the Burlington Tent Revival.

Biblical unity is true oneness of mind and judgment.

“Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment” (1 Corinthians 1:10).

What Paul called for in this passage under divine inspiration is not a broad-tent Baptist unity in diversity. It is not a “unity” based on “essentials.”

Yet one of the very themes of the Burlington Revival was the latter type of unity.

“Pastors are coming together in unity. On Friday, June 17, the revival team posted on Facebook: ‘311 preachers under the tent tonight’” (“Thousands Stretch NC Revival into 8th Week,” CBN News, June 27, 2016).

Townsend said, “I have never seen such unity.”

Sixty churches were directly involved in the meetings and “many other churches from many denominations and backgrounds are being drawn to the meeting” (“Has the Next Great Spiritual Revival Awakening Begun?” OpenHeaven.com, July 13, 2015).

To promote unity among North Carolina Baptist pastors in this day and age is to promote unity of truth with error, unity of holiness with worldliness, unity of faithfulness to the Word of God with compromise of the Word of God, unity of Christ-centered Biblicists with man-centered pragmatists.

And the unity went beyond Baptist. An Assemblies of God pastor opened in prayer one night.

The last night of the Burlington Revival was attended by the vice president and other members of the Billy Graham Association, and a more radical ecumenical outfit does not exist. Of course, their attendance in itself is not evidence of compromise on the part of the Burlington Revival, but BGEA VP Tom Phillips gave the opening prayer from the platform that evening, and a photo of these men with a smiling C.T Townsend holding a bag emblazoned with a Billy Graham logo was published on the Burlington Revival Facebook page with this caption: “What an honor to have the Vice President and other members of the Billy Graham Association under the tent with us last night as they came to see & be a part of the #BurlingtonRevival.” 

Honor, indeed! This act is clear evidence that Townsend is grossly lacking in a proper education about modern compromise and in the spiritual discernment that is needed in a Christian leader today.

(See Billy Graham’s Sad Disobedience and New Evangelicalism: History, Fruit, and Error, which are available in print or as free eBooks from Way of Life Literature, www.wayoflife.org.)

The Burlington Revival raised over $340,000 to purchase a tent for Townsend’s evangelistic ministry so that he can conduct tent meetings in other places.

But no one associated with the Burlington Revival is currently capable of bringing the level of change to Independent Baptist churches that would keep them from continuing on the path to the emerging church.

See Why Most Independent Baptists Will Be Emerging within Twenty Years, a free eBook at www.wayoflife.org.

Pastor Steve Rogers observes: “Not ‘revival,’ not our movement, not our church, not our college, not our mission board, not our association, not the cause of Christ, nothing is above scriptural testing. Our loyalty must always rest in His Word. May God make us once again people of The Book!”
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U.S. Lutherans Approve Historic Agreement With Catholic Church

August 17, 2016

Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Castle Church door, the largest Lutheran denomination in the U.S. has approved a declaration recognizing “there are no longer church-dividing issues” on many points with the Roman Catholic Church.
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Evangelical Lutherans Overwhelmingly Vote to Approve Declaration of Unity With Roman Catholics

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) voted overwhelmingly last week to approve a declaration of unity with the Roman Catholic Church in an endeavor to “enumerate the many points of agreement between Lutherans and Catholics”—a move that some state is contrary to biblical Christianity.

The “Declaration on the Way” was approved 931-9 during the denominational assembly at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. According to an official press release by the ELCA, members stood and applauded following the vote.

The declaration “seeks to make more visible the unity we share by gathering together agreements reached on issues of church, Eucharist and ministry,” the document outlines. However, it is called “on the way” because “dialogue has not yet resolved all the church-dividing differences on these topics.”

The publication outlines 32 “Statements of Agreement” between the ELCA and Roman Catholics, such as “esteeming highly the spiritual benefits of union with the risen Christ given to them as they receive his body and blood in Holy Communion” and believing that “that all the baptized who believe in Christ share in the priesthood of Christ.”

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton noted to the assembly following the vote that the declaration comes 500 years after Protestants separated from Roman Catholicism.

“Dear sisters and brothers, let us pause to honor this historic moment,” Eaton said. “Though we have not yet arrived, we have claimed that we are, in fact, on the way to unity. After 500 years of division and 50 years of dialogue, this action must be understood in the context of other significant agreements we have reached, most notably the ‘Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification’ in 1999.”

As previously reported, the Protestant Reformation, which resulted in the counter-Reformation by the Jesuits, was sparked by a monk and scholar named Martin Luther, who served the Roman Catholic Church in Wittenburg, Germany.

As Luther began studying the Scriptures after he was appointed to a Chair of Biblical Theology, he became consumed with a passion to discover what it meant to be a Christian. In the Catholic Church, he had seen men trying to earn their way to Heaven, but as he read the Bible, he realized that salvation was through faith in Christ alone.

“I think I’ve found the truth at last,” the classic film “Martin Luther” depicts Luther as stating to a Church official. “By faith man lives and is righteous, not by what he does for himself, be it adoration of relics, singing of masses, pilgrimages to Rome, purchase of pardon for his sins, but by faith in what God has done for him already through His Son.”

Following the revelation, Luther began to challenge the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church, compiling a list of 95 thesis where he asserted that Catholic doctrine contradicted the Scriptures. He was later summoned to appear before a meeting of the Church, and was declared a heretic and excommunicated.

While this month’s ELCA declaration notes points of agreement between evangelical Lutherans and Roman Catholics, it also outlines several areas where differences remain between the two entities. The document explains that Roman Catholics believe in transubstantiation, while Lutherans do not believe that communion is transformed “into the [actual] substance of the body and blood of Christ.”

It also notes that Lutherans question the global papacy, which Roman Catholics assert is of the succession of Peter.

“Issues of papal ministry, especially in regard to authority and jurisdiction, raise questions that have no promise of imminent resolution,” the document outlines.

Mike Gendron, a former Roman Catholic who now leads Proclaiming the Gospel Ministries, a organization dedicated to evangelizing Catholics, said that the ECLA is in error in seeking to find common ground with Roman Catholicism despite these doctrinal disparities.

“By seeking unity with the Catholic religion they are departing from the biblical faith of the Reformers,” he told Christian News Network. “They need to know that there can never be biblical unity between Roman Catholics and denominations which uphold the gospel of God.”

He noted several other integral and fundamental differences between evangelicals and Roman Catholics.

“The Bible teaches justification by faith; Catholicism condemns with anathema those who believe justification is by faith alone (Romans 4),” Gendron explained. “The Bible teaches we are born again by the sovereign work of the Holy Spirit; Catholicism teaches regeneration is by water baptism (John 3).”

“The Bible teaches we are purified of sin by the blood of Jesus; Catholicism teaches purification is by the fires of purgatory (1 John 1:7),” he continued. “The Bible teaches that Jesus is the one mediator between God and man; Catholicism offers many mediators including Mary and its priests (1 Tim. 2:5).”

Gendron said that unity simply for the sake of unity is contrary to the Scriptures.

“Biblical unity is a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit, not man, that demonstrates a common faith in the Gospel (1 Cor. 12:13). Religious unity is a work of Satan who uses man’s prideful ambitions and biblical ignorance and to unite the world,” he stated. “Those who engage in spiritual enterprises with apostate Roman Catholicism, without confronting their error, give credibility to their heresies.”

“In doing so,” Gendron said, “they leave their own convictions and beliefs open to question.”

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https://pjmedia.com/faith/2016/08/25/is-american-christianity-witnessing-a-revival/
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Is American Christianity Witnessing a Revival?

If there's one thing pastors constantly pray for, it's a revival. Well, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, published Tuesday, their prayers are being answered — right now.

More than a quarter of Americans (27 percent) say they currently attend services at least once or twice a month, but did not do so earlier in their adult lives. More Christians are among this group than non-Christians. Even better, about half of these people say the main reason they attend church more frequently is due to changes in their religious beliefs — they are growing closer to God.

Different denominations are growing at different rates, but 65 percent of Christians overall attend services at least once or twice a month. Evangelicals enjoy the highest church attendance rate, at 75 percent, while historically black Protestants also have a high rate (68 percent). Even over half of mainline Protestants attend regularly (53 percent), as do 60 percent of Catholics.

A full 44 percent of evangelical Protestants in the survey said they attend more frequently than in the past, as do 33 percent of members of historically black churches, 31 percent of mainline Protestants, and 28 percent of Catholics. Among non-Christians, only 36 percent attend services regularly, and only 18 percent said they attend more frequently now than in the past.

But the reasons why these Americans are attending church more frequently are even more heartening.

Of the 27 percent who say they attend services more frequently than in the past, 49 percent cited changes in their beliefs as the reason for increased attendance. A full 20 percent said they became more religious, and 15 percent reported needing God, religion, or church in their life! Forteen percent reported that they were merely more mature or older, which means that their religious faith has deepened with age.

Social factors also explain the spike in church attendance. Thirteen percent said family changes, such as marriage or the birth of a child, drove them to church. Six percent pointed to their entering a different phase of life, and 4 percent said they attend church more regularly due to a desire for church fellowship.

One fifth of the increase in church attendance can be traced to practical issues. Ten percent said they have more time than they did in the past, and that church finally fit into their schedules, while 6 percent listed convenience or habit, and 3 percent said they found a congregation they like more.

The Pew report also found that not everyone is attending services more regularly, however. More than one fifth of Americans (22 percent) say they do not attend church frequently — no more than a few times a year — but they did attend more frequently in the past. Fewer Christians (19 percent) fit into this category than non-Christians (30 percent), but Mainline Protestants have a higher dropout rate (27 percent).


Among those who attend services less frequently, half said practical issues were the reason. Twenty percent explained that they were "too busy," and 10 percent listed personal priorities above church as the reason for their drop-off. Eight percent listed practical difficulties, while 6 percent pointed to health reasons, and 5 percent said they were looking for a congregation.

Only 17 percent said they attend services less frequently due to a change in their beliefs, while 6 percent said they disagreed with the teachings at their old church. Only 2 percent said the church itself had changed. Another 17 percent listed social factors, like family changes, friends no longer expecting them to attend, or a lifestyle change.

The numbers suggest a greater increase than a decrease, especially among Christians and especially among evangelical Protestants. This does not mean Christians should rest on their laurels, but the reports of the American church's death have been greatly exaggerated.

This does not mean Christians should grasp for political power — that is a huge temptation for the church which usually results in negative consequences for both church and state — but it gives us reason to hope that God is answering some prayers for revival. Let us watch and pray, never shying away from preaching the Gospel and confident that whether the church grows or shrinks, Jesus Christ will indeed return.

**No, it's a relationship with Jesus Christ and his written word!

James 1:18  Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
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FRANKLIN GRAHAM FOLLOWS IN HIS DADDY’S FOOTSTEPS AS APOLOGIST FOR THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Franklin Graham, son of the great Catholic compromiser, Billy Graham, said this week that he wants the Roman Catholic Church to “remain unmovable” on biblical teachings. Huh? What on earth does that mean? The Roman Catholic Church has never had biblical teaching.

THE BIBLE HAS A VERY UNIQUE NAME IT USES WHEN REFERRING TO THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH – THE **** OF BABYLON.
“So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:3-5 (KJV)

Franklin Graham, son of the great Catholic compromiser, Billy Graham, said this week that he wants the Roman Catholic Church to “remain unmovable” on biblical teachings. Huh? What on earth does that mean? The Roman Catholic Church has never had biblical teaching. Here is his exact quote in context:

“TIM KAINE IS HOPING THAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL TURN ITS BACK ON GOD’S WORD AND ACCEPT THE SINFUL POLITICAL WHIMS OF OUR CULTURE. HE SAYS HE HAS “EVOLVED” IN HIS BELIEFS ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AND HOMOSEXUALITY. WELL, HIS THINKING, NOR SOCIETY’S DETERIORATING MORAL ATTITUDES, CHANGE THE TRUTH OF GOD’S HOLY WORD—IT NEVER CHANGES OR EVOLVES. ROMANS 1:18-32 IS A PICTURE OF WHERE WE ARE TODAY—TAKE A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO READ THESE VERSES. I APPRECIATE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH REMAINING VERY STRONG ON MORAL ISSUES THROUGH THE YEARS, AND I PRAY THEY WILL BE IMMOVABLE ON THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE.” HE POSTED ON FACEBOOK RECENTLY.

My, my, very slick Frankie, very slick. Reminds me of when Laodicean apostate Rick Warren casually referred to Pope Francis as “our new pope“. Easy now, he is not the pope of any born again Christian, that’s for sure.

So, does the Roman Catholic system, like Franklin Graham just asserted, teach the teachings of the Bible? No, a thousand times no they do not. They teach Roman Catholicism, not biblical Christianity.

The Bible has a very unique name it uses when referring to the Roman Catholic Church – the **** of Babylon. To see how that name is used on context, please read all of Revelation 17 and 18 in your King James Bible. Pope Francis says “the Church is a mother and must have that loving and tender maternal feeling and human warmth as otherwise all that remains is rigidity and discipline.” Furthermore, the official colors of the Vatican are purple and scarlet, and they love to use their gaudy golden chalice at every possible opportunity.



BILLY GRAHAM SINCE THE EARLY 1960’S HAS BEEN A STAUNCH ADVOCATE AND EVANGELIST FOR THE ROMAN SYSTEM

Billy Graham, though he started with a fiery conviction of the Bible as ultimate truth, made an alliance with the Roman Catholic harlot as he grew in popularity and wealth. His his pro-Catholic statements and proclamations have led untold millions of people into a false salvation.



Billy’s son Franklin Graham has decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and form his own alliance with the Roman Catholic Church, as seen here at his 2014 Three Rivers Festival of Hope in Pittsburgh:

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON



The Roman Catholic **** has never preached the truth and never will preach the truth. It will be destroyed at the end of the time of Jacob’s trouble, and the host of Heaven will rejoice at it’s demise.

Shame on you, false teacher Franklin Graham, for working to promote your false unity between Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church.

And Franklin, if you’re reading this, I was in the Roman Catholic system for 30 longs years. I was an altar boy for 3 years and spent 12 years in private Catholic indoctrination from first grade to my Senior year in high school. You may be able to fool lazy, Laodicean Christians but you’re not fooling me one bit. When I got saved back in 1990, I got saved OUT of the Catholic system. Why don’t YOU tell people that? Catholics are not Christians.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 (KJV)

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Pope Francis Signs Joint Statement With Lutheran World Federation Church For 'Full Unity'

Pope Francis and Bishop Mounib Younan, President of the Lutheran World Federation signed a Joint Statement on Monday in which Catholics and Lutherans pledged to pursue their dialogue in order to remove the remaining obstacles that hinder them from reaching full unity.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the castle church door in Wittenberg, Germany, thus sparking the release of the captive Christian church from the Roman **** of Babylon, the Catholic Vatican Church system. Exactly 499 years later – today – Pope Francis undid Martin Luther’s work and ensnares an all too willing Lutheran Church with the concordat you can read below. This is exactly what the book of Revelation warns us about, and it is both sad and sickening to see so many Christian denominations so eager and willing to bow before the Roman pope.

They also stressed their commitment to common witness on behalf of the poor, the needy and the victims of injustice. The Declaration was signed during the ecumenical prayer service held in Lund’s Lutheran Cathedral on the first day of the Pope’s visit to Sweden.

Please find below the full text of the Statement:
JOINT STATEMENT

on the occasion of the Joint Catholic-Lutheran Commemoration of the Reformation

Lund, 31 October 2016

«Abide in me as I abide in you.  Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me» (John 15:4).
With thankful hearts

With this Joint Statement, we express joyful gratitude to God for this moment of common prayer in the Cathedral of Lund, as we begin the year commemorating the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation.  Fifty years of sustained and fruitful ecumenical dialogue between Catholics and Lutherans have helped us to overcome many differences, and have deepened our mutual understanding and trust.  At the same time, we have drawn closer to one another through joint service to our neighbours – often in circumstances of suffering and persecution.  Through dialogue and shared witness we are no longer strangers.  Rather, we have learned that what unites us is greater than what divides us.
Moving from conflict to communion

While we are profoundly thankful for the spiritual and theological gifts received through the Reformation, we also confess and lament before Christ that Lutherans and Catholics have wounded the visible unity of the Church.  Theological differences were accompanied by prejudice and conflicts, and religion was instrumentalized for political ends.  Our common faith in Jesus Christ and our baptism demand of us a daily conversion, by which we cast off the historical disagreements and conflicts that impede the ministry of reconciliation.  While the past cannot be changed, what is remembered and how it is remembered can be transformed.  We pray for the healing of our wounds and of the memories that cloud our view of one another.  We emphatically reject all hatred and violence, past and present, especially that expressed in the name of religion.  Today, we hear God’s command to set aside all conflict.  We recognize that we are freed by grace to move towards the communion to which God continually calls us.
 Our commitment to common witness

As we move beyond those episodes in history that burden us, we pledge to witness together to God’s merciful grace, made visible in the crucified and risen Christ.  Aware that the way we relate to one another shapes our witness to the Gospel, we commit ourselves to further growth in communion rooted in Baptism, as we seek to remove the remaining obstacles that hinder us from attaining full unity.  Christ desires that we be one, so that the world may believe (cf. John 17:21).
Pope Francis has been working on this partnership for a long time:

Many members of our communities yearn to receive the Eucharist at one table, as the concrete expression of full unity.  We experience the pain of those who share their whole lives, but cannot share God’s redeeming presence at the Eucharistic table.  We acknowledge our joint pastoral responsibility to respond to the spiritual thirst and hunger of our people to be one in Christ.  We long for this wound in the Body of Christ to be healed.  This is the goal of our ecumenical endeavours, which we wish to advance, also by renewing our commitment to theological dialogue.

“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” Revelation 17:4,5 (KJV)

We pray to God that Catholics and Lutherans will be able to witness together to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, inviting humanity to hear and receive the good news of God’s redeeming action.  We pray to God for inspiration, encouragement and strength so that we may stand together in service, upholding human dignity and rights, especially for the poor, working for justice, and rejecting all forms of violence.  God summons us to be close to all those who yearn for dignity, justice, peace and reconciliation.  Today in particular, we raise our voices for an end to the violence and extremism which affect so many countries and communities, and countless sisters and brothers in Christ.  We urge Lutherans and Catholics to work together to welcome the stranger, to come to the aid of those forced to flee because of war and persecution, and to defend the rights of refugees and those who seek asylum.
Pope Francis wants to absorb all of the Christianity, not just the Lutherans:

More than ever before, we realize that our joint service in this world must extend to God’s creation, which suffers exploitation and the effects of insatiable greed.  We recognize the right of future generations to enjoy God’s world in all its potential and beauty.  We pray for a change of hearts and minds that leads to a loving and responsible way to care for creation.
One in Christ

On this auspicious occasion, we express our gratitude to our brothers and sisters representing the various Christian World Communions and Fellowships who are present and join us in prayer.  As we recommit ourselves to move from conflict to communion, we do so as part of the one Body of Christ, into which we are incorporated through Baptism.  We invite our ecumenical partners to remind us of our commitments and to encourage us.  We ask them to continue to pray for us, to walk with us, to support us in living out the prayerful commitments we express today.
Calling upon Catholics and Lutherans worldwide

We call upon all Lutheran and Catholic parishes and communities to be bold and creative, joyful and hopeful in their commitment to continue the great journey ahead of us.  Rather than conflicts of the past, God’s gift of unity among us shall guide cooperation and deepen our solidarity.  By drawing close in faith to Christ, by praying together, by listening to one another, by living Christ’s love in our relationships, we, Catholics and Lutherans, open ourselves to the power of the Triune God.  Rooted in Christ and witnessing to him, we renew our determination to be faithful heralds of God’s boundless love for all humanity. source

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