CHRISTIANS FOLLOW JESUS 

(Acts 11:26)

 

In Defense of Jesus:A Challenge To Those Claiming To "Follow Jesus" (part  I) |

 

Remember what I shared on the “Don’t be deceived” page?

We cannot have our allegiance be to any denomination, organization, institution or any other fellow human being.

 It is vital that we keep our allegiance to Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ alone.

As the Lord exposed different “christian” wolves in sheep’s clothing to me back around 2014/2015…..
I continued to watch!
I watched along with other Bible reading Christians across the earth.
I watched as things continued to move to the “WORLD STAGE.”
Now that brings us to Pope Francis.

I would like to be VERY, VERY clear right now.
Please do not hear what I am NOT saying.
I am not, in ANY WAY, shape or form speaking against my Catholic family members and friends!
AGAIN…
I am speaking as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Remember, Satan wants each and every one of us to get offended when we are told God’s Truth.
Satan does NOT want a single one of us to be free.
He wants us to be deceived!
Just like I choose to believe JESUS over any Protestant Christian leader, I pray that people who call themselves Catholics will also choose to believe JESUS over Pope Francis.
This is NOT about “people.”
This is about “God’s Truth.”

Remember, Jesus spoke the truth EQUALLY to everyone.
It doesn’t matter what “title” any of us claim for ourselves.
Jesus will tell each and every one of us… THE TRUTH.
~BECAUSE He Loves us~
“For there is no partiality with God.”  (Romans 2:11)
GOD LOVES US ALL EQUALLY!

 

I have some Catholic family members and friends who are BEAUTIFUL people!
~I LOVE THEM ALL!~
Through the centuries and until this very day, there have been many wonderful Catholic people who are kind, giving and loving.
They do many wonderful things.
There are countless sincere Catholic people who have hearts for the good things of God.

Sadly, the Catholic people, who do not read the Bible, are not aware of the ways that they are being deceived and misled.  🙁

It is a very different situation for the Catholic people who do read the bible.

These Bible reading Catholics are now put in a place, more than ever, where they are forced, by the truth of God’s Word, to re-evaluate their allegiance to not only Pope Francis, but also to the Roman Catholic Church.
My heart TRULY does goes out to them!
I am not in the very difficult position that my Catholic friends and family are in.
I am not faced with a reality that I want to escape from.

 A reality that is not going to go away.

~I pray for all of us~

It’s not about me and my position or you and your position…
It is about “US.”
Each and every one of us are in the EXACT SAME POSITION.
WE ALL NEED JESUS!
I pray that we all have the COURAGE to be honest with ourselves and with the Lord.
Remember, Bible Prophesy is ACTUALLY HAPPENING AS YOU ARE READING THIS!

The truth is that Jorge Bergoglio (Pope Francis) is NOT teaching Biblical Christianity.

As I stated before, my intention is to tell you God’s truth SO THAT you can be FREE!
~Free in your soul and in your spirit~

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times (end times,) some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.  For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the Word of God and prayer.”  (1 Timothy 4:1-5)

Practicing “RELIGION” is NOT what sets us free.
Religion is about rules, rituals and relics.
Religion does not bring us life.
Traditions do not bring us life!
Traditions may bring us a “sense of unity and comfort” simply because we are so familiar with them and practice them with those whom we love, but they will never bring us life!

“Beware that no one cheats you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”  (Colossians 2:8)

Christianity is about RELATIONSHIP with The Christ.
~Jesus Christ, who IS the Word of God.~
When we know Jesus through His Word (The Bible) we know when we hear a message contrary to His truth.

 

 Pope Francis has very clearly spoken MANY things that are not God’s Truth.
I have documented some of those things on other pages of this website.

I have documented only 3 of Pope Francis’ unbiblical statements on this page below:

#1– “Non-believers can be forgiven by God if they follow their conscience.”
#2– “It is dangerous and harmful to have a personal relationship with Jesus outside of the Roman Catholic Church.”
#3– “We imagine that God can do anything, but that is not so.”

Beginning with #1
Below is the news report of Pope Francis saying that non-believers can be forgiven by God if they follow their conscience.
This is in DIRECT contradiction to what God tells us in the Bible.
CLICK THE LINK BELOW…

#1http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-assures-atheists-you-don-t-have-to-believe-in-god-to-go-to-heaven-8810062.html

This is not Biblical truth.
This is not the gospel.
Here is what God says in His Word to all of us…

“FOR BY GRACE YOU HAVE BEEN SAVED THROUGH FAITH AND THAT NOT OF YOURSELVES;  IT IS THE GIFT OF GOD, NOT OF WORKS, SO THAT NO MAN WILL BOAST.”  (Ephesians 2:8,9)
Our faith is to be in JESUS, not our conscience.

God does not tell us to follow our conscience.
We are not accepted by God when we follow our conscience.
That is a lie which will become deception for those who choose to believe it.
God tells us in His Word:
“But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousness is like filthy rags.”  (Isaiah 64:6)
There is only ONE way to the Father and that is through His Son, JESUS CHRIST.

Please do not be deceived.

GOD WORD SAYS, “Without faith, it is impossible to please Him (God,) for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”  (Hebrews 11:6)

Remember, Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  (John 14:6)

What Pope Francis says above is completely against what our Creator, ***God*** tells us in His Word.
This is clearly a defection from the truth of God’s Word!

“Good sounding” things are being said all over our earth!

But, are these “good sounding” things TRUE??

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (the return of Jesus) will not come unless the “falling away”(defection from truth) comes first.”  (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

If we are watching, we can actually see many leaders leading people AWAY FROM God’s Truth!

The Apostle Paul, who walked and talked with Jesus said,
“I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ.  But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you then what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.”  (Galatians 1:6-8)

Do you know that you are in a spiritual battle?

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”  (Ephesians 6:12)

We all need to fight on our knees in prayer!

AND
We need to use our spiritual weapon, THE SWORD, which can be used both offensively and defensively!
“Finally, my brethren (followers of Jesus,) be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”  (Ephesians 6:10)
“Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”  (Ephesians 6:13)
“Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.”  (Ephesians 6:17)

Have you heard what JESUS HIMSELF used when He was tempted by Satan himself in the wilderness?
Every single time that Satan tried to tempt Jesus, Jesus used His own Word to respond back to him!
He used the Sword of the Spirit!

When Satan said to Jesus, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”  (Matthew 4:3)
Then Jesus used the Sword of the Spirit, His Word, against Satan and responded…
It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'”  (Matthew 4:4)
JESUS IS OUR EXAMPLE
Know God’s Word and USE IT to defeat the lies that come from the enemy of your soul.
REGARDLESS of who Satan uses to speak his lies!

 

Below is the video that shows Pope Francis saying that it is dangerous and harmful to have a personal relationship with Jesus outside of the Roman Catholic Church.
Once again, this is in DIRECT contradiction to what God tells us in the Bible.
#2– WATCH THIS VIDEO:

We DO NOT need an institution to help us navigate our relationship with Jesus!!
This is UN-BIBLICAL.
“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
For there is ONE God and ONE Mediator between God and man, the Man Jesus Christ.”  (2 Timothy 2:3,4)
God is CRYSTAL CLEAR in His Word.
JESUS and Jesus ALONE is our GREAT HIGH PRIEST!
~JESUS IS OUR ONLY MEDIATOR~
It is SO VERY important to know what God tells us in His Word to us (The Bible.)
Also, it is VITAL to understand “WHO” the “church” is.

The “church” is NOT an institution

The “church” is NOT the Vatican

The “church” is NOT the “Holy Roman Catholic Church”

The “church” is NOT a building

The “church” is NOT a “group of leaders”

 

The “church” is made up of followers of Jesus!!

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God tells us:
“And He (The Father) put all things under His (Jesus) feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him and fills all in all.”  (Ephesians 1:22,23)
“Now you (believers in Jesus) are the body of Christ, and members individually.”  (1 Corinthians 12:27)
“He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.  For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.  All things were created through Him and for Him.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.  And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have supremacy.”
(Colossians 1:15-18)

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We DO NOT need an institution to direct our relationship with Jesus!
We DO NOT need a fellow human being to direct our relationship with Jesus!
Think about all the relationships that you have ever had…
The way that you build your relationship is by spending time with one another.
You talk and the other person listens.
Then, that person talks and you listen.
SAME WITH GOD!
You talk to Him (prayer) and He listens.
Then, He talks to you (mostly through His Word *The Bible*) and you listen.
Why would any of us need a third party to help us navigate our relationship with Jesus?

*WE DON’T*

The closest, most emotionally intimate relationship that we can EVER have on this earth is with the Lord God Almighty, our Creator!
It is such a ~Beautiful~ thing!

Please, Do Not believe the lie!
Do Not be deceived.
To say that we need a human being or an institution to help us to have a personal relationship with Jesus is to say that God is a liar.
Because that IS NOT what God tells us in His Word!

I know of many good-hearted Catholic people who go to confession and confess their sins to another human being, a priest.

These good-hearted people are believing or at least hoping that this helps them to be right with God, but this is not what God’s Word teaches us.

In the Old Testament of the bible, a spotless lamb was sacrificed with the shedding of blood for the forgiveness of the sins of the people.
The high priest would go yearly into the place of the tabernacle called the holy of holies where the presence of God was found on earth at that time.
The high priest would walk through the veil (the enormous curtain) to get to the presence of God where he offered the blood of the sacrificial lamb.
NOW…
For us today…
THANK GOD…
We live in the time of the NEW TESTAMENT!
We no longer need a human high priest to relate to God for us!
We no longer need to sacrifice a lamb every year for the forgiveness of our sins!!
JESUS was and is the FINAL Lamb of God! 
The FINAL SACRIFICE for our sins!
“John saw Jesus coming toward Him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!'”  (John 1:29)
There is no need to sacrifice a lamb every year for the forgiveness of our sins!
WHICH MEANS, that there is no longer a need for a human priest to be our representative/intermediary!

JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOR IS OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST ONCE AND FOR ALL!
“Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
(Hebrews 4:14-16)

WATCH THIS VIDEO:

THANK GOD that priests are no longer needed since Jesus Christ is our final Great High Priest!

Not only do we not need priests, we do not need any other “father.”

In Matthew chapter 23, Jesus is denouncing (publicly declaring to be wrong/evil) the Jewish scribes and Pharisees (the religious leaders of the day) for rejecting Him as their Messiah.
Then, in verse 9, Jesus says, “Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.”
We can see that in the context of that message, Jesus is not referring to our biological father.
Jesus is addressing the religious leaders regarding the titles that they would use to ascribe “positions of importance” for themselves.

“No one is holy like the Lord, For there is non besides You, Nor is there any rock like our God.”  (1 Samuel 2:2)

 Seeing what God tells us in His Word to us…
Why would we call a fellow human being, father???
Why would we call a fellow human being, holy???
Lastly, why would we call a fellow human being, “holy father???”

 

Once again, please do not be deceived!

Read God’s Word so that you will know His truth.

“They did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie.”  (2 Thessalonians 2:11)
If we don’t KNOW HIM (Jesus the Christ,) we will be deceived and believe in the FALSE JESUS!

 

 

Are you aware of the architecture of the Audience Hall where the Popes speak at the Vatican?

Watch this video from a Christian brother who left the Catholic Church.

(Warning:  the beginning of this video has quick, gorey science fiction movie clip)

 

 

Below is the video reporting Pope Francis saying that we imagine that God can do anything, but that is not so.
Once again, this is in DIRECT contradiction to what God tells us in the Bible.
#3– WATCH THIS VIDEO:

“In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  (Genesis 1:1)
God’s Word tells us in Genesis chapter 1 and 2 that God created ALL things.  He created the heavens, the earth, all creatures of land, sea and air and mankind; male and female.
Do you know the definition of blasphemy?
Blasphemy=  The act or offense of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things.
This is blatant blasphemy that Pope Francis is speaking!
To say that we are imagining that God can do anything, but it is not so says Pope Francis.
OH MY GOSH!

 

So ,WHY is Pope Francis saying things that are blatantly unbiblical???

Because he is following an agenda.
The agenda is to form a One World Religion.

 

To do so, he HAS TO get people to believe these lies so that the agenda will be accomplished!
If you call yourself Catholic, PLEASE ask the Lord Jesus to help you see “HIS” truth.

 

(I have written more information and included more videos of Pope Francis on the “Eyes Wide Open” page.)

If you don’t already read the bible, please start today.
Start reading God’s Word FOR YOURSELF!
Ask the Holy Spirit to give you understanding of His Word.
He will do it!
Jesus told us:
“I tell you the truth.  It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (The Holy Spirit) will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.”  (John 16:7)
“When He, the Spirit of truth, has come, (The Holy Spirit) He will guide you into all truth.”  (John 16:13)
HE WANTS YOU TO ~KNOW HIM~
(Start in the Gospel of John)
Remember, “In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God and the Word was God.”  (John 1:1)
He “IS” Truth.

What Pope Francis is saying here is NOT God’s truth.
WHAT BETTER PLAN OF DECEPTION WOULD SATAN HAVE THAN TO USE THE PERSON WHOM MILLIONS OF PEOPLE HAVE PUT THEIR TRUST IN???
Pope Francis has been successfully assembling together leaders of all faiths toward the goal of a One World Religion.
People are being horribly deceived!  🙁
Please discover this for yourself by reading the Bible (What GOD says) and then compare it to what Pope Francis is saying.

 

~I truly LOVE people.~
But, that will NEVER mean that I am willing to say that it is ok to change God’s Word in the name of “unity.”
This is a FALSE UNITY that Pope Francis is assembling.
It is one thing to come into unity, say for example, to work on a project at the workplace, with people who are Muslim’s, Hindu’s, New Ager’s, Buddhist’s, etc…
However…
To join together in “unity” of FAITH…that simply is impossible.
These faiths are completely different from one another.
That is like saying, “Well, for the sake of unity, I will agree that 2+2 no longer equals 4.  I will agree that 2+2 equals 5.
That would never make sense to us!
None of us would agree to that!
So why are the people following Pope Francis and the agenda for a One World Religion by the hundreds of millions+ and growing?
Because DECEPTION is at work!
Deception is very, very powerful!
When people don’t know the truth, JESUS, they innocently accept a lie.

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine (Biblical teaching), but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”  (2 Timothy 4: 3,4)

People are hearing the lies and then they are choosing to believe them.

People are placing their allegiance to Pope Francis/The Catholic Church.
*INSTEAD of*
Placing their allegiance to Jesus Christ the Lord and what He tells us is true.

It can be extremely difficult to stop believing a lie.
Deception comes from the father of lies who has great power over those who are not surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Jesus is the:
“King of Kings and Lord of Lords”  (Revelation 19:16)
When Jesus resurrected, He defeated death, hell and the grave!
It is SO, SO IMPORTANT that we know and follow the KING so that we are not deceived in these deceptive days that we are living in!

“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.  And no wonder!  For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.  Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness.”  (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

  (Romans 12:1-2)

 

We need, MORE THAN EVER, to have our minds renewed with God’s Word!

We don’t see God, but His Holy Spirit is with us.
We don’t see Satan and his demonic forces, but they are at work here on the earth as well.
Jesus tells us in (John 8:44):
“He (Satan) was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he speaks a lie, he speaks his own language, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
Satan is the father of lies!
Just like God uses people to speak His truth, Satan uses people to speak his lies.
If we call ourselves Christians, we are instructed to expose the darkness.
“Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.”  (Ephesians 5:11)
“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”  (Psalm 119:105)

Take this time to be honest to yourself and to the Lord…
Ask yourself:
*Is my allegiance to a church denomination, an institution, the Catholic church [OR] is my allegiance to Jesus as my Lord and Savior?
*Is my allegiance to a Pastor, or a leader [OR] is my allegiance to Jesus as my Lord and Savior?
*Is my allegiance to Pope Francis [OR] is my allegiance to Jesus as my Lord and Savior?

 

Please watch this ~Wonderful~ video below showing the difference between following a religion and having a true, loving relationship with the One who created you.
I PROMISE you that you will be blessed!!!

CLICK ON LINK TO WATCH VIDEO:

http://subsplash.com/svcc/v/b92056f

 

This is THE MOST IMPORTANT choice any of us could make!
To choose JESUS and Jesus alone.
I encourage all of you to start reading the Bible and attend a Bible reading church where God’s light can shine on the darkness!

 

 

~God Bless You!!!~