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‘The U.S. Embassy in the Vatican has come under fire on Wednesday after it chose to fly the pride flag in honor of Pride Month.
After the embassy’s social media account posted a picture of the Pride flag flying in front of its office in the Holy See, it quickly garnered a negative response from well over 1,000 people, including Christians of various denominations who remarked upon the impropriety of such a display. ‘https://www.rebelnews.com/u_s_embassy_in_vatican_in_hot_water_over_pride_flag?
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world”.
‘One of my favorite classical composers is Ludwig van Beethoven. While Bach wrote theological notes in the margins of his manuscripts, and his well-thumbed Bible also contained comments, Beethoven’s music is honest in its skepticism. There is power and passion in it, as well as a great deal of anger.
Beethoven rarely wrote church music, but, when he did, he gave it everything. His own assessment of his work suggests that he considered his Mass in D Minor (the Missa Solemnis) to be his greatest work. Following the liturgy of a Roman Catholic mass, in five sections, the work concludes with Agnus Dei – a liturgical prayer, sometimes used in certain Protestant churches. For example, the Church of England Prayer Book has this prayer, translated thus:
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God, that takest away the sins of the world, grant us thy peace.
In this section, Beethoven keeps repeating the word miserere (“have mercy”) over and over again, as if he is saying he is unable to find mercy. After this, the music suddenly breaks into an angry fugue.
Beethoven spent much of his life in anger. He was angry with God for his various infirmities, especially his deafness, which was total by the time of the premier of Missa Solemnis.
We praise God for creative geniuses like Beethoven. Unlike the man himself, we give Him all the honor and glory, for the mercy He has shown us.’https://creationmoments.com/sermons/beethoven-and-the-lamb-of-god-2/?mc_cid=3287fd12f2&mc_eid=00c1dcff3c
I think you will find the following interesting reading for this Easter season https://creationfactfile.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Easter-Eaggs-Bunnies-Bible.pdf
‘A French commission estimates that more than 200,000 children have been abused by French clergy since 1950. Pope Francis claimed to have “learned with sorrow” about the report. This is just the latest exposure of the deep rot in the Roman Catholic hierarchy. Over the last few years, similar reports have surfaced in other parts of the globe.
There is so much wrong with this picture. This counterfeit church labels itself “Christian,” but ignores the Bible in so many ways. In fact, it claims authority above the scriptures.
A major deviancy is in the area of sexuality. By mandating celibacy for their priestcraft members, they’re sitting ducks for temptation. Then, by grouping them by gender in the hierarchy and in the convents, there is nothing but unnatural sex available to that powerful drive.
Even the media gets it wrong, reporting this as child abuse rather than homosexual predation. The perpetrators are characterized as pedophiles. But the underage victims are primarily prepubescent or adolescent boys, the most desirable target for the homosexual predator.
Although reports such as the 200,000 in France includes many decades, there is ample evidence that the problem has not gone away. Many hoped, when Pope Francis was installed, that some reform would occur. But a recent book, “The Dictator Pope”, by H.J.A Sire (pen name Marcantonio Colonna), casts a modern perspective.
Sire describes a “homosexual lobby” operating inside the membership of the Curia, the central body through which the affairs of the Catholic Church are conducted. Orgies and drugs are also reported. When Pope Francis was questioned about this in 2013 he responded: “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?”
Sire also reports homosexual activities and illegitimate children at the parish level. Ex-Jesuit Alberto Rivera wrote about finding a mass grave of babies near a convent.
For its priests and nuns, Roman Catholicism has completely upended God’s plan of covenant marriage between a man and a woman. By preventing its leadership from this normal outlet, hundreds of thousands of youngsters have been damaged for life.
This prostitute church works very hard at legitimacy. But as long as it denies the scriptural guidelines, we cannot neglect to present the true gospel of salvation by faith alone to the precious Roman Catholic people. Satan would like nothing better than for us to leave them alone in their false peace so he can keep them out of the Kingdom of God.’https://www.chick.com/battle-cry/article?id=Pope-Sorrowful-But-Little-Changes
If you are a Roman Catholic please hear this video through and think about what David Daniels’ has said. “How did Jesuits plan to infiltrate England? What was their goal?”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UnwwyKVDg0
Joe Biden doesn’t need the RC ritual of communion BUT rather Joe needs “repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ” to be forgiven of his sins and have assurance of Heaven. That communion Joe takes will never satisfy God but Joe MUST first believe that the Lord Jesus Christ shed His “precious blood….as of a lamb without blemish and without spot”. In spite of Scripture ‘Catholic priests keep giving Communion to President Joe Biden despite his stubborn, unrepentant actions to promote and increase the killing of unborn babies in abortions.’https://www.lifenews.com/2021/07/28/catholic-priest-gives-joe-biden-communion-even-though-hes-radically-pro-abortion/
Here in Australia if there is ONE case of the China virus the whole city such as Sydney or state may be closed down. This is the way the CCP operates.
‘(Beijing—Jan. 11, 2021) As the COVID-19 outbreak in Hebei, China worsens, Chinese Social Media rumors blame local Catholic church members for “participating in activities.” In response, the Shijiazhuang Patriotic Catholic Association and the official Catholic Diocese of Shijiazhuang issued an urgent statement to clarify the rumors.
On January 7, The Catholic Diocese of Shijiazhuang denied rumors and issued an official statement: “The spread of these rumors has seriously violated the lawful rights and interests of Catholic priests and members, it undermined the harmony and stability of the society.”
The Diocese of Shijiazhuang clarified: “As of today, among the confirmed cases in Shijiazhuang, only one of them is a Catholic believer.”
Officials from the Beijing Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs stated that 155 venues used for religious purposes in Beijing would be temporarily closed to the general public and collective religious activities will be suspended.
NBC News reports that to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities locked down 11 million people in Hebei Province.’https://www.chinaaid.org/2021/01/as-covid-19-in-hebei-china-worsens.html
Nothing the leader of the Vatican does or says surprises me but it does surprise me how many people fall for and follow like dumb sheep this man. But then I think on what Paul said in 2Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Now, all of that said ‘The Pope’s Encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” (“Brothers All”) sadly seems more a massive and unwieldy political document than a religious guide to the Catholic faithful.
The encyclical’s intended audience appears to be secular world rather than people of faith. The 43,000-word tome contains almost no discussion of Catholic dogmas.
Although the Pontiff’s diagnosis of the world’s ills seems accurate enough, unfortunately his proposed antidotes — equality of result rather than equality of opportunity and individual liberty, the bedrocks of Western democracies — would seriously threaten freedom.
The Pope, for instance, implies that the twilight of the planet’s centuries old diplomatic nation-state system has arrived, prompting the need for a more globalist political system. Regrettably, that usually brings with it no transparency, no accountability and no recourse. Think of the United Nations, the UN Human Rights Council, the International Criminal Court or the European Union.
The Pope denigrates the concept of nationalism by referring to it as “local narcissism.” His support for “open borders” would deny nations the right to sovereignty over their national territories. Pope Francis, a lifelong priest of the Jesuit order, appears to be calling for a system of international organizations that would possess the power to override the will of individual states and have the potential to become a global despotism.
Opposes free markets
The Pope also makes no secret of his opposition to the global capitalist free market economy.
He proposes instead that wealthy countries form a seamless bond with the have-not peoples of the global south. He implies that a redistribution of the world’s wealth is a moral obligation, and should replace free economies that promote growth and jobs and have done more to cure poverty than any other historical development.
The problem with redistribution, of course, is, as Margaret Thatcher famously said, “Soon you run out of other people’s money.” After everyone has been made equally medium-poor, then where, without incentives for hard work and production, are further disbursements supposed to come from? Think of the former Soviet Union, Cuba or Venezuela.
The encyclical’s economic platform for a more just world codifies as moral the redistribution of wealth between wealthy and impoverished regions of the world. The pope concludes, erroneously, that the free market capitalist system marginalizes the impoverished and disabled and should therefore give way to a system that provides for a more equitable distribution of earth’s resources.
He reminds the public that the Church has never defended the right to private property as an absolute. Instead, he recommends that it should be curtailed to serve the commonweal. The approach seems to turn a blind eye to the Church’s vast accumulation of property and other goods. Would the Church perhaps care to redistribute that?
This limitation on property ownership is followed up by the right of people to emigrate, individually and collectively, and of their right to progress. What about the right of people not to take all strangers into their house? The concept flies in the face of a historical pattern: that businesses primarily operate under the rubric of enlightened self-interest for the good of all. It is capitalism, not fraternal socialism, that has improved the economic condition of generations of workers and farmers, ushering them into a middle-class status.
The major flaw in socialism seems to be: where does the money continue to come from once the first disbursement runs dry? Socialist politicians seem to assume that since they will not be around forever, the problem of the government’s failure to innovate or produce and distribute goods and services will be somebody else’s problem.
Worse, under Socialism, a coterie of leaders, and their friends and family, live extremely well while everyone else is disincentivized and impoverished, if not worse.
In today’s Communist China, citizens are also subjected to a civilian “surveillance system” that determines everything from their ability to travel to where they can live. Although even totalitarian China, through a state capitalist system, has lifted tens of millions out of poverty — its economic model has been largely to steal information and technology from the West.
It is also within recent memory that socialist ideologies have brought the greatest misery to the greatest number: in Soviet Socialist Russia, in the People’s Republic of China, North Korea, Castro’s Cuba, and now in Venezuela.
Although Marxist-Leninists in the former Soviet Union called each other comrade for decades, these visionaries were responsible for the deaths — often murders — of up to 20 million of their own people. The toll during Mao Zedong’s socialist experiment in the People’s Republic of China has been estimated at more than twice that in just four years.
The text of the papal document cites a plethora of Judeo-Christian scripture as the theological justification for these comprehensive structural changes in the world order.
Unfortunately, the Pope’s agenda, if implemented, would have even further dire ramifications for the United States and its allies in the Free World.’https://worldisraelnews.com/opinion-popes-latest-encyclical-reads-like-left-wing-political-tract/
Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
Galatians 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
It isn’t any surprise that the CCP has rewritten the Bible to suit its own purpose but one would not think a supposedly ‘Christian’ organization would be in agreement with such. Well, that is exactly what has occurred as ‘The central message of the Christian gospels is love and forgiveness. In various parables, Jesus upsets the strict Judaic laws by preaching a message of compassion and pardon. Well known amongst these parables is John’s account of the woman taken in adultery and brought by the Pharisees to Jesus, asking if, in accordance with the laws of Moses, she should be stoned. When pressed for an answer, Jesus responded: ‘If any of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.’ Shamed by these words, the crowd retreated, leaving Jesus alone with the woman. ‘Has no one condemned you?’ he asked. ‘No one, Sir,’ she replied. ‘Then neither do I condemn you. Go now and leave your life of sin.’
One doesn’t have to be a Christian to understand the essential message of this 2,000-year-old account. Imagine then the scandal to the Christian church of a re-writing of this central Gospel message. But that is what the Chinese Communist Party has done. In a textbook published by the CCP-approved University of Electronic Science and Technology Press for teaching ‘professional ethics and law’ in secondary vocational education, the story is obscenely changed: ‘The crowd wanted to stone the woman to death as per their law. But Jesus said, “Let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.” Hearing this, they slipped away one by one. When the crowd disappeared, Jesus stoned the sinner to death saying, “I too am a sinner. But if the law could only be executed by men without blemish, the law would be dead”.’
This rewriting of Christian doctrine is but the latest event in the increasing repression of religion in China. Religious buildings have been closed and torn down, Communist party symbols and photos of Xi Jinping have replaced sacred images, believers have been persecuted, imprisoned and sent to concentration camps. No religion is immune: Buddhists, Muslims, Christians and others have all been targeted.
Not only is religion being repressed under Xi, the CCP is seeking to ‘sinicise’ it. Speaking to the National Conference on Religion in 2016, President Xi said: ‘In order to encourage religions to adapt to our socialist society, we need to lead believers to… embrace the leadership of the CCP and the socialist system, adhere to the Chinese socialist path, practice core socialist values, promote Chinese culture and endeavour to integrate religious tenets with Chinese culture, abide by state laws and regulations and voluntarily comply with the law-based management by the state…’.
Voices across the globe are increasingly speaking out about the persecution, repression and gross abuses of human rights by the Chinese communist regime. But one voice has been strangely silent: the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis. Not only has the pope been mute, the Vatican entered into a secret agreement with the Communist regime and has renewed it. The agreement has not prevented the persecution of Christians; to the contrary, the repression has increased.’ https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/11/on-the-vatican-and-china/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=OZWH%20%2020201107%20%20AL&utm_content=OZWH%20%2020201107%20%20AL+CID_3b76ec7e531d74e43d3c90137e6fe1ab&utm_source=CampaignMonitor_Australia&utm_term=On%20the%20Vatican%20and%20China
It shouldn’t be any surprise to those who know the Bible that the present day leader of the Roman establishment is preparing for that future one world religion.