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Traditional Christians Should Discern The Times We Are Living In... Even The Fawning Over The Current Pope.
Traditional Christians Should Discern The Times We Are Living In… Even The Fawning Over The Current Pope.
I do not have the gift of spiritual Discernment per se… as recorded in 1st Corinthians 12:10, which is a supernatural ability to distinguish between the spirit of truth and the spirit of error, between holiness and evil - but every Christian who read his or her Bible should have some basic Discernment qualities, that will enable he or she to know the signs of the times that we are living in and not to get caught up with how the secular world at large look at said times and the players holding sway. Take for instance how the Media and the world at large are going ‘goo-goo-gaga’ over one of the players holding sway... the current Pope, fawningly, detailing how ‘spiritually different’ and ‘good’ he is. Once again, if you are a Traditional Christian - meaning any behavior deemed wrong when The Christ walked the earth in the flesh is still so now - then you should know that the mostly secular world’s positive take on any issue or love of person is in error and polar opposite of the Word of God/Jesus....
You will notice that the world only started ‘bigging up’ the current Pope when he decided to place less moral focus on Abortion and Homosexuality, a subtle but conspicuous change of doctrinal focus than the others before him… this, in turn, caused the world to engage in the current love-fest for the man who leads the Papacy. Now, many of my current Catholic brothers and sisters will tell me that such de-emphasis of Abortion and Homosexuality by their leader does not mean formal moral acceptance of those particular behaviors… and yes, I would agree, but I am of the opinion that it is also a deliberate effort on the part of the Pope to say to the world that I am with you… telegraphing that though the Word of God changes not (Malachi 3:6) - I am going to foster such perverted changes against Traditional doctrine, basically relegating the Gospel to a popularity contest. I have seen this phenomenon before, whereby, Traditional Christians can glean what is coming, even when what look like a 'subtle' spiritual change… but is indeed a seismic shift in the Body of Christ.
In the same Discerning vein, years ago, the leader of my church mens’ group invited me, among others, up for the first time to the Poconos where he resided… where we ate and discussed the Word of God within the confines of politics. During the discussion, I was asked my opinion of President Obama… and I said boldly that Christians should not be voting for this man because it was tantamount to choosing 'racial pride' over the Word of God. The elders wanted me to be more specific; and, so, I told them that President Obama will be the first President to sanction Same-Sex-Marriage, notwithstanding what the President had publicly said about his personal support for Traditional Marriage. I told my elders that I knew this because of the tens of millions that Hollywood/gays were giving to President Obama's re-election efforts and that they should watch the President Obama change his mind - that is if he did not have that mindset from the get go….
This subtle but seismic change is what is taking place in The Body of Christ, including the Papacy; and I tell you no mysteries because it is going to get worse... for the Word of God tell us that these things will happen. It was no coincidence that those advocating for gays and berating Phil Robertson of the Duck Dynasty Clan and the A&E channel always in their narrative say how 'the young' and many in the world support the gay lifestyle… relegating it to a popularity contest against the Traditional Christian take of the Gospel on Homosexuality. This is the same thinking that the current Pope is employing at the expense of the Gospel and believe it or not - there are more apostasies coming because, once again, Christ’ Gospel says so. Incidentally, those of us who see eye to eye on the gay issue with the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty should not be too emboldened due to the backlash against A&E and the gay lobby because soon almost everything that is Traditionally Christian will be 'watered down' or almost disappear completely and only a ‘few’ – and I hope in Christ Jesus that I am among that ‘few’ – who will adhere to the Traditional Christian take of The Bible on the moral issues, like Abortion and Homosexuality… among the other tenets.
It must be noted that in my studies on religious issues years ago that I learned that when the Pope speaks in Ex-Cathedra, it is said that he is infallible on the teachings of God; now, what do you think would happen - if it is not already happening - if the Pope were to change his mind, subtle or otherwise, on the Traditional Biblical teachings on certain moral issues… think how many that make up the Laity would blindly follow the leader of the Papacy’s perversions on the Gospel… underscoring why we all should read our Bible for ourselves... so that no one could lead us - no matter how charismatic or no matter how much the world is fawning over an individual or a given behavior - into the spiritual ditch (Hell).