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POPE FRANCIS – You Are NOT My Pope: ‘Evangelical’ Has Lost Its Meaning
By Geri Ungurean
I will hence forth not associate myself with the label of Evangelical. It seems that many so-called Evangelicals are returning to Rome to embrace Pope Francis and the Catholic church. I suppose these same people are rejecting the Great Reformation, which exposed the works based salvation taught by Catholics, with the true Biblical teaching of Salvation:
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Pope Francis – the Pope of the Social Gospel
In decades past, the Roman Catholic Church has relied on their good works in society to get them to heaven. And we cannot forget attending mass! Missing mass is a cardinal sin to these people.
But Pope Francis has taken the social gospel to a new level. He has welcomed practicing homosexuals, atheists, Wiccans……and the list goes on. He has become the Pied Piper of the Emergent church leaders; the Prosperity church leaders……let’s just say the slippery slope gang. But it doesn’t stop there…..
Meaning of “Evangelical”
Answer: Evangelicalism is a somewhat broad term used to describe a movement within Protestantism that is characterized by an emphasis on having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This relationship begins when a person receives Christ’s forgiveness and is spiritually reborn. Those who ascribe to this belief are called Evangelicals.
The word evangelicalism is derived from the Greek words euangelion, which means “good news,” and euangelizomai, which means “to proclaim as good news.” This good news is that “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve” (1 Corinthians 15:3b-5). This good news, which is the Gospel of Christ, and the preaching of it are what Evangelicalism was based upon.
The roots of Evangelicalism go back to the Protestant Reformation, during which time the Bible was brought to the masses. Formerly neglected biblical truths were rediscovered and taught. It wasn’t until the great revivals of the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and America, though, that Evangelicalism truly began as a movement. As happened during the Reformation, the Evangelical movement and its focus on having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ brought a renewed vigor in accurately interpreting and applying God’s Word. This has carried through to this day, though the term has come to be misused and misapplied.
Traditionally, Evangelicalism has been theologically conservative. This has become less and less distinctive, however. Its current use is no longer limited to actual born-again Christians, nor to those considered to be conservatives or fundamentalists. In fact, some simply equate Evangelicalism with Protestantism itself, liberal or otherwise. Sadly, Evangelicalism is now most often equated with conservative politics. While an Evangelical Christian worldview will result in conservative political views, politics is definitely not the focus of true Evangelicalism.
So, the definition of Evangelicalism varies in the eyes of the world. The true heart of Evangelicalism, though, is in proclaiming the Gospel message in both word and deed. To an Evangelical Christian, there is no higher calling than to live out and share this message and the truth of God’s love. – source
I used to call myself an Evangelical. But Satan, as in everything else, has corrupted and twisted the meaning of the term. I believe that we who are NOT returning to Rome, but are firmly planted in the Lord – born again, blood-washed and Bible believing Christians, need to distance ourselves from the Evangelical label.
How can a person who has truly been born again fall for this perversion of the Word of God? I don’t understand it! Martin Luther is heralded as one of the fathers of the Great Reformation. He nailed 95 theses about true salvation, and how the teachings of the Catholic church were errant, to the doors of the Church. And so began the age of Protestantism. Pope Francis now claims that our differences are over. REALLY? I think NOT.
Pope Francis as UN. speaker on Climate Change and Redistribution of Wealth
What in the world does the U.N.’s false teaching on Climate Change have to do with the Gospel of Jesus Christ? And since when does the pope of Rome fall headlong into Marxist politics?
This pope leads so many to wonder if we are truly looking at the False Prophet from Scripture. I am not saying that he is for sure – none of us know that. But he seems a good candidate for that despicable and satanic man, who will point the way for the world to follow Antichrist.
Ecumenism on steroids
Not only does this pope invite protestant preachers to the Vatican, but he has had Muslim imams praying there as well. I believe that he had a Kabbalah Rabbi there, too. And I’m sure he has invited Wiccans, atheists and heathens from all over the world to come and join him in his quest for a One World Religion.
No, Pope Francis – I will never follow you. Not only are you not my pope, but I view you as my adversary.
Any Catholics reading this piece – I will not apologize to you. I would rather you be upset with me, but begin to read the Bible and come to the Truth of the Word of God!