Stay Away from Indoctrination and Dogma

"As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;" (Ephesians 4:14 NASB).

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Vatican and Nuns: Jesus said, "And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand" Mark 3:25 ESV


This week's Blog will not have much commentary because the content comes mostly from world news, biblical prophecy and events surrounding the Roman Catholic Church (RCC) and its continued fall from grace.


The FOX NEWS story below outlines the Vatican orthodoxy watchdog, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that American nuns have become secular and political while abandoning traditional faith...

The Vatican issue is the pot calling the kettle black!


Moreover, the Vatican will not recognize and admit that the main problem is that the hierarchy of the RCC is still in denial about Jesus' basic teachings...


Matthew 15:8-9

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“‘This people honors me with their lips,
    but their heart is far from me;
in vain do they worship me,
    teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”

Christ is still calling all to repentance and 2 Peter 3:9 tells us that time is running out before God carries out the remaining promises of His Word to destroy Satan, the deceiver, and his cohorts (godless people as well as false religious leaders and all those who choose of their own free will and intellect to dilute, allegorize and disobey God's Word).


2 Thessalonians 2:11

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11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,


Often when I read 1 Timothy 4:1-3, I am reminded of the priesthood and indoctrinated nuns of this present age who forbid to marry---and the Jewish and Islamic religions who require their followers to abstain from certain foods.

With regards to the "Christian" priesthood, I am appalled at the two major religions of the world that claim to be the respective heads of Christ's church. I rebuke these false Christian churches in the name of the Lord, and the Holy Scriptures speak of such apostates:


Hebrews 6:4-6

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For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.


As we approach the last days, nuns everywhere who pledge their life to the "Holy Father," laity Roman Catholics and all people should realize one fact:

God and His Word is the only doctrine to follow and authority for Christians around the world...



Please consider these five key Scriptures:

Matthew 23:9

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 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.

Ephesians 5:23

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23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.

Luke 11:27-28

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True Blessedness

27 As he said these things, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, “Blessed is the womb that bore you, and the breasts at which you nursed!” 28 But he said,“Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” 

Revelation 18:4

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Then I heard another voice from heaven saying,
“Come out of her, my people,
    lest you take part in her sins,
lest you share in her plagues;

Please get into a Bible-based church where you can worship God and hear the Word of God unadulterated by the Tradition(s) of men.

Hebrews 10:24-25

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24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25  not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

It is time for believers in Christ to realize that Christianity is not a sect, denomination or religion---Christianity is all about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ---believing that Christ is the Savior of the Word and following God's written Word---not the Tradition(s) and rituals of men. 

Read the article from FOX NEWS below...

US nuns consider response to Vatican censure

(FOXNEWS.COM, Published August 10, 2012 Associated Press)
 

At a pivotal national meeting, members of the largest group for American nuns have been weighing whether they should accept or challenge a Vatican order to reform.

The national assembly is the first since a Vatican review concluded the Roman Catholic sisters had tolerated dissent about the all-male priesthood, birth control and homosexuality, while remaining nearly silent in the fight against abortion. Officials at the Holy See want a full-scale overhaul of the organization under the authority of U.S. bishops.

The 900 sisters at this week's meeting in St. Louis "are asking God to show us to the next best step we can take," said Sister Mary Waskowiak, director of development for the Mercy International Association in Burlingame, Calif. The executives of the group have called the Vatican report flawed.

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious represents about 80 percent of the 57,000 American sisters. The rebuke from the Holy See, issued in April, prompted an outpouring of support for the sisters nationwide, including parish vigils, protests outside the Vatican embassy in Washington and a resolution in Congress commending the sisters for their service to the country.

A spokeswoman for the nuns group said Thursday they had received more than 1,500 cards from supporters from around the world, some of which were placed on tables at the meeting.

"Thank you for all you do to support the needy and underserved in our world," read one. "Have courage! It doesn't have to be this way," read another.

The Vatican orthodoxy watchdog, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, began its review of the organization in 2008, following years of complaints from theological conservatives that the nuns group had become secular and political while abandoning traditional faith.

After the Second Vatican Council of the 1960s, many religious sisters shed their habits and traditional roles as they sought to more fully engage the modern world. The nuns focused increasingly on Catholic social justice teaching, such as fighting poverty and advocating for civil rights, but insisted they had kept prayer and Christ central to their work.

Vatican investigators praised the nuns' humanitarian efforts but said the conference had "serious doctrinal problems" and promoted "certain radical feminist themes" that undermine Catholic teaching. Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain has been appointed along with two other American bishops to oversee rewriting the groups' statutes, reviewing its plans and programs and ensuring the group properly follows Catholic ritual.

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The nuns believe that they can resolve their differences with the church, but do not realize that biblical prophecy is playing itself out.

The Holy Bible tells us that Babylon the Great (the world's false religious and political system) will fall (Revelation 17 and 18). We are presently living in the period of the apostasy and the Lukewarm Church before the return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His true bride---His body of believers.

John 8:31-32

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The Truth Will Set You Free

31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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