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Why the Reformation Must Be Remembered

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November 5, 2021 8:00 pm

Why the Reformation Must Be Remembered

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November 5, 2021 8:00 pm

GUEST: MIKE GENDRON, founder/evangelist, Proclaiming the Gospel

We know the darkness the world celebrates each year on October 31 but it’s disconcerting that the day passes with most Protestant churches, generally, and Evangelical churches, specifically, devoting little or no time commemorating and teaching about something far more momentous which took place on that date in 1517—Martin Luther nailing his “95 Theses” document on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany to protest errant doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church.

The document ignited the fire that became the Protestant Reformation, an era lasting more than 100 years and impacting, well, everything—clarifying of biblical doctrines, starting a new branch of Christianity, altering the future of nations, all the way to the formation of America. It would be hard to overstate the importance of the Reformation.

This weekend on The Christian Worldview, we will hear a portion of a message by Dr. Steve Lawson about the Reformation and also speak with Mike Gendron of Proclaiming the Gospel ministry about the current Pope, Francis, and his beliefs.

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Why the Reformation must be remembered as a topical discuss today right here on the Christian review radio program. The mission is sharpen the biblical worldview. Christians and to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. I'm David, the host website is not a Christian worldview.for thanks for joining us today and also think the national sponsor Samaritan ministries provide a biblical solution to healthcare as a community of Christians, of which we are members pay one another's medical bills again.

You can find out more at our website the Christian worldview.org now we know the darkness the world celebrates each year on October 31. You know what that dais, but it's disconcerting that the day passes with most Protestant churches generally and evangelical churches specifically devoting little or no time commemorating in teaching about something far more momentous, which took place on that day in the year 1517. That's when Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis document on the door of All Saints church in Wittenberg, Germany to protest errant doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. That document ignited a fire that became the Protestant Reformation and era lasting more than 100 years and impacting will everything from clarifying biblical doctrines to reforming the church to the future of nations all the way to the formation of our own country United States of America. It would be hard to overstate the importance of the Reformation. So this weekend on the Christian worldview we will hear a portion of a message by Dr. Steven Lawson about the Reformation and also speak with Mike gender and of proclaiming the gospel ministry about the current Pope Francis his beliefs and his recent meeting with Pres. Biden.

I want to spend some time last week on the Reformation over the weekend when October 31 occurred. We had part two of the program.

I'm getting a covert exemption. We felt an urgency to do that as many listeners needed information about submitting a vaccine exemption letter with deadlines coming up with their companies. We didn't want to forget what took place on October 31 in the year 1517 Steven Lawson I call him a preacher to preacher us. He was a former pastor, but now he really focuses on teaching expository preaching to pastors through his ministry. One passion ministries. He is in my opinion one of the world's foremost experts on the Reformation is written many books on the key figures of the Reformation and he gave the message that were about to hear this just a portion of it to a weekly Bible study that he does on Thursday mornings in Dallas Texas is both an in person Bible study and you can also watch it online as well. By going to Steve Lawson's Facebook page he gives a brief overview of what the Reformation was and how it started, and its impact. So if you know nothing or very little about the Reformation.

This will be extremely helpful if you know a lot about it. This will be a good reminder does the Bible is full of reminders. We forget need to be reminded of this momentous era in human history we chose about 19 minutes of this message by Steve Lawson's are likely to listen carefully and consider how seriously these reformers revered God's word and the resulting impact that these men over this period of time made on not only history then, but the future that were living in now and think about whether your local church gave ample treatment to the Reformation and if they didn't, I would encourage you to ask them to do that here is Pastor Steven Lawson speaking about the Reformation because it was on that day, October 31 1517 that a Bible professor in Wittenberg, Germany named Martin Luther nailed to the front door. The castle church 95 theses and they were statements of protest against the Roman Catholic Church for the direction it was headed away from the word of God. Their head then a man going through Saxony which is Germany nine tensile who wore who was selling indulgences and indulgence is pardon for sin and he had been sent out by the Pope to raise as much money as he could to pad their coffers in Rome and to upgrade the Vatican and to build bigger barns and so tensile was going through Germany in a grand triumph into cities.

There was a wagon that had stacked indulgences. There would be a trumpet that would be blown was a cross that would proceeded and on a velvet purple velvet cushion would be some of these indulgences they would go into a town that was set up a platform and they would gather as many people around them as possible and tensile would say can you not hear the groans and moans of your parents in purgatory purgatory was in the minds of the Roman Catholic Church.

A halfway house between heaven and hell is no basis in reality has no basis in Scripture zero. I personally go to purgatory as they were quite yet.

They are all the way to working their way to heaven. And so they would be in purgatory that had to be there and suffer and have certain sins burned out of them purged out of them so tensile as I can you not hear the groans. The moans of your parents, your loved ones in purgatory think about what all they did for you brought you into this world I cared for you they loved you they closed you and yet you care not for them. You hear their suffering and yet you choose to keep your money to yourself. This is an opportunity for you to buy their deliverance out of purgatory and you could put your parents in heaven now is first the stand in line and by forgiveness of sin just going to jump in here for a second you're listening to the Christian review radio program and Steve Lawson talking about the Reformation and what he was just talking about their sounds like the health, wealth and prosperity movement today. Just send your money and you will be healed, or you will be successful and prosperous back then they were saying give your money and we will get your dead relatives out of purgatory and get them to heaven.

What a lie. Based on the false doctrine of purgatory, and these were poor people at this time, there's basically no middle class year either royalty and at the top or you were just and lower class and he would be a blacksmith, raise oxen, you would make shoes and they would dig down deep in their pocket and give their last sent to tensile and had a famous saying. As soon as the coin drops into the coffer, a soul from purgatory springs well. Luther got word of this ended in theory, aided Luther is not yet converted he was still a part of this Roman Catholic monolithic system of the works righteousness that you have to work your way to heaven, but Luther could smell a rat, a mile off, and when he heard of this he he really went into righteous indignation and he wrote out these 95 theses. He did not yet understand the gospel but yet please see number 62 was the only church treasurer of the church is the one holy gospel of Jesus Christ and others said that the Pope has no authority to forgive sin. So when he nailed his 95 theses, it's it it's meant to have a public debate. He he met simply, he was a professor of Bible at the University of Wittenberg. He he simply wanted others to enter into a public debate to expose the fallacies of selling forgiveness of sin for money on the open market will his students took it down, took down the 95 theses went to a printer and had hundreds of copies made in these began to be distributed throughout Germany and unknown to Luther, the battle has been joined. It would be two years later in 1519 in the very same church is called the castle church, Luther principally preached at another church which is only like two blocks away, but the castle church is as the larger, more visible, imposing church and to this day he's buried Luther's buried under that pulpit of been there many times and there's a tower that goes up in the castle church and Luther was there by himself in this tower meditating and studying the Bible is professor of Bible and he had taught through Psalms, Romans, Galatians and Hebrews over the course of four, five, six years and he's meditating on Romans one verse 17 we back up to verse 16. From not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God and the salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Now verse 17 this is the pivotal text for in it and the it refers to the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, for it is written, the righteous man shall live by faith Luther towards the end of his life reflected upon what took place in that tower and he said I hated that word. Righteousness and I hated the God of righteousness, because I cannot meet the standard, and there is an aspect of the righteousness of God that punishes sin. There is a positive side that rewards obedience Luther was locked in on the, the, the, the retribution side of righteousness. The justice of God and he he was in turmoil and he actually said my soul is in turmoil because of the righteousness of God. Why can't God just let me go to hell and peace.

Why does he have to torment me throughout this whole life knowing I cannot meet the standard, and that I am justly to be damned. Just another quick interjection.

This is the point one needs to be saved to realize one is a sinner and that one can't do enough righteousness to be made right with God. The Christian worldview. David Wheaton returns in just a moment sick starts. God is our refuge and strength a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change the earth is changing a strong delusion has bewitched the leaders and peoples of this world. So what's a Christian to do focus on the most important thing God and his perfect and powerful attributes are new featured resources. Dr. Steven Lawson's book show me your glory. Understanding the majestic splendor of God, for a limited time we are offering. Show me your glory for a donation of any amount to the Christian worldview. This hardcover book is 278 pages with the retail price of $19 to order go to the Christian worldview.org or call 1888 646-2233 or write to Box 401, Excelsior, MN 55331 that's in the Christian worldview.org. Be sure to take advantage of two free resources that will keep you informed and sharpen your worldview. The first is the Christian worldview, weekly email which comes to your inbox each Friday contents of the upcoming radio program along with need to read articles featured resources and special events and audio of the previous program.

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And that's the very that's the very essence of the gospel is the bad news that makes the good news. Such glorious news that what we cannot provide what God requires. God provides in his son the Lord Jesus Christ and in his sinless life.

Jesus perfectly obeyed the law of God in our place. We break the law of God every day. Jesus perfectly obeyed the law of God that we have disobeyed. He obeyed it in our place, and by his obedience. He secured our perfect standing before God. Under the law and in justification by faith. It is that obedience that is credited to our account as though we have perfectly lived as though we have perfectly obeyed the law of God, and then at the cross with the final act of obedience to fulfill the requirement of God the father on our behalf and on the cross Jesus offered himself up as the great high priest and became our sacrifice for sin. And in that defining pivotal moment is like a eureka moment. Luther said it was as though I was born again to use his exact words that the gates of paradise were suddenly swung open and I entered into the kingdom of God by faith that was really the. The lighting of the fuse that led to the explosion of the Reformation and what the Reformation was was the greatest back to the Bible movement in the history of the world that can only be rivaled by the apostolic age. It was a recovery of the gospel that had been lost for a thousand years. The Roman Catholic Church Adding works, adding works, adding works, adding works, adding works until there were seven things that you had to do and still no one knew that they had done enough of those seven things to to be in the kingdom and I Adding more like the Pharisees did and the Puritan. The simplicity of the gospel had been lost that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Rome said salvation was by grace and works by faith and works in Christ and the saints, and indulgences and treasury of merit and Mary and and and and there is no into it. Just a brief interjection again, you're listening to Steve Lawson today on the Christian review radio program in a recent message that he gave about the Reformation and what he just described is the difference between true biblical Christianity that God justifies a sinner based on faith alone in Christ alone. By God's grace alone, and all other religions including Roman Catholicism and any non-Christian religions are all based on yes probably faith but also adding our good works to it in order to make ourselves right with God was continue.

That's why the Reformation was such an extraordinary movement that swept into England William Tyndale and the English reformers really penetrated England beginning with Tyndale translating the Bible into the English language. He said, so that a pliable in the field will know more of the word of God than the Pope in Rome and he fulfilled his mission and then it spread through Switzerland Zwingli in Zrich and then the reformer of all the reformers John Calvin in Geneva as he preached through the Bible as he lectured through the Bible as he wrote the Christian institutes. The institutes of the Christian religion.

The greatest Christian book ever to be written, and then it it was carried to Scotland by John Knox and the aftershock led to the Puritan age in England in the after flow is that it swept across the Atlantic Ocean and it was the pilgrims who brought the Reformation theology with them and establish really a reformed worldview in New England and up and down the the Atlantic seacoast in the colonies and the Reformation reformed the church. Think of it this way, Christ and the apostles formed the church. The church fathers that was in the first century. Second through the fifth century the church fathers leading up to Augustine, informed the church as best they could in the manner that Christ, the apostles had formed from the sixth through the 16th century Rome deformed the church and concocted their own imaginations and created a Pope and created Cardinals and created things that are nowhere found in the Bible and so created a maze that you would have to navigate your way through to get to heaven, but no one even on their deathbed knew if they were going to heaven or purgatory or hell, and there there there was no grace, zero grace in the Catholic Church, and that is why even administering last rites on the deathbed is so necessary why we did. We still don't even know where you are, whatever we can add as you breathe your last breath were just trying to get more into you of whatever this is and then when the Reformation came in the 16th century it. It shattered the religious superstition of the Roman Catholic Church and so the Reformation was a huge deal that a small deal. It was a massive deal that began in the church and then swept through the culture and swept through society and it radically altered education in schools. The work ethic. The economy, politics, caring for people, hospitals on and on and on and on it.

It was a top to bottom across the board affect before the Reformation there was a very low work ethic. There were trade guilds and trade unions and people did as little as they possibly could just to get by. There is there is no incentive to work hard and then Calvin begins to preach, you must do your work is under the Lord that you must give your best effort and the care now as people put their shoulder the plow and began to to work hard because I'm doing this for the glory of God, and they believe that on the last day there would be an inspection of their work by God and that mediocrity would be a cause for shame. On the last day that they they must give themselves to study and to hard labor and work and it ended just literally turned the Western world upside down men now began to invest resources into businesses and projects because they they they believe that by faith. If we invest our money and I saw the banking parables and the in the Gospels that it would help others and yield a return for their family and their began to be this boom even in New England, Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc. they were all started every single one of them to train Calvinistic preachers of the word of God and obviously they hit the slippery slope before they can hardly get moving forward. Harvard fell to liberalism and Yale was raised up. Yale failed to liberalism in Princeton was raised up and is just been this domino effect, but initially it was the, the, the, after a fact of the Reformation. It is been said, the true founding father of America was John Calvin because it was his worldview. It was his ideology.

It was his understanding of the church of the economy of government that that really laid the foundation that became the genius of America. The balance checks and balances in power. The three different branches of the government executive, judicial, legislative, that no one person would tower over the nation. All of this is flowing out of the Reformation so all this to say you need to know about the Reformation.

We are Protestants in the word Protestant means protest and 500 years ago there was a massive protest and we have floated downstream from that protest.

We we are Protestants we have protested against the heresies of the Roman Catholic Church, the false gospel of the Roman Catholic Catholic Church.

Okay, hope you found that very helpful. From Steve Lawson today listening to the Christian review radio program. SC spoke about the Reformation. What started it.

What was the, the debate over justification by faith alone was one of the doctrines that was hotly contested and how the results of the Reformation had ramifications all over Western civilization basically for hundreds of years were still feeling it today as a matter fact what is going on in America today is a pushback, a resentment of the values and ethics in doctrines that started this country that were based on the Protestant Reformation solicited quickly to now an interview with Mike Gendreau and he was a former Roman Catholic for 35 years. He has studied and understands Roman Catholicism better than most anyone. He's a courageous truth teller. He contends for the faith as the reformers did so in effect.

He loves Roman Catholics so much that he left a successful business career to start a ministry to reach out to Catholics and really anyone any unbeliever with the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Here's interview with Mike Gendreau, Mike it's so good to have you back on the Christian review radio program. Let's start out with what occurred this past Sunday. 500 and some years ago when Martin Luther, a Catholic monk in Germany posted his 95 theses on the door of the church at Wittenberg in Germany and how Reformation Day has been completely overshadowed by Halloween here in America and around the world.

But let's talk about that because it is such an influential moment in not only the history of Christianity, of course, but also in the history of America and what will become America. So let's say there's some listening today Mike who doesn't know much about Reformation day and why that's so important. What would you say to them it was encouraging to say God raised up somebody reformers 540 years ago began protesting the Roman Catholic view of salvation. That's the reason Martin Luther defiantly nailed his 95 thesis on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. He was protesting the selling of God's forgiveness for indulgences and he was outraged that salvation was being bought and sold like any other commodity in the marketplace and so what was the selling of indulgences that really sparked the Reformation and that's why Martin Luther chose to nailed his 95 thesis on the church door in Wittenberg. He did it strategically because the next day was November 1 which is all things that I and S Roman Catholics will be going into the church to generate all the different relics and factors 1900 relics of dead Catholics. Thanks on display.

Catholics were so to receive plenary indulgence by generating these indulgences.

Martin Luther nailed the day before so that people would be noticing a rose run to receive her indulgences. Martin Luther will be the first to say that he didn't really start the Reformation emphatically gives all her credits are God and his word Winterset all I've done is put forth and preach and write the word of God.

Apart from this I have done nothing towards achieving everything and David if so important for our listeners to know it is the devil who holds unbelievers As well. We see that in second. Generally, chapter 2, verse 24 to 26 and the only way captains can be set free from the bondage of the devil is by abiding in God's word. Jesus said that's a true disciple of mine when they abide in my word, they will know the truth and that truth will set them free from religious deception from the bondage of Satan. Yeah Mike and of course the ramifications of the Reformation, which started in the early 1500s. Here we are over 500 years later had an incomprehensible effect on Christianity in starting Protestantism. Of course, and that the key doctrine that was really debated and debated over and died over glissade over the next hundred years or so was the doctrine of justification by faith. This is the core doctrine of the Bible and how one is saved, explained that why that particular doctrine was so critical in being the one that emerged out amongst others, but that one. It was the key one that really wants the Reformation and really changed everything in Europe and then eventually in America for a ride to Martin Luther's doctrine of justification is a doctrine is the heads that opens and closes the gates of heaven. If you get justification wrong you get the whole gospel wellness are very important. In fact, the doctrine of justification, declares the inflexible righteousness of God as the judge's you must promise every sin that's ever been committed by everyone whose overload and doctrine of justification states that the only way condemned centers can be justified is through faith in the sin during substitutionary death and resurrection of Christ alone who satisfy divine justice and when you look at how different the doctrine of justification is in the Roman Catholic Church is really I think more important to recognize.

If we didn't have the reformers abiding in God's word to study this Dr. note would still be a under the influence of Roman Catholicism, but first and foremost, the doctrine of justification is a change of one's legal status before God. Mariah condemns center has been acquitted and declared righteous Rome's is now justification is not a change in one's legal status is for change in the inner man and the man becomes more more righteous before God as he receives sacraments and does good works of the Bible says justification is instantaneous, but Rome says no, it's a process and a David here's the rupee justification of the Catholic Church is water baptism, and that normally occurs 1.07 day Olanta and we know from the Bible and justification is by faith and work God accomplished in Christ on Windows 7 today our lives in the interim has no capacity to believe anything so the doctrine of justification of the Catholic Church begins at water baptism but then through sin moral seven they are justified, and I need to be re-justified by receiving sacraments and doing good works in meriting enough credits to get them to have them and we know from the Bible that justification is permanent, never lost by seven. One of my favorite verses in Hebrews 1014 were remarried by one offering he has made perfect forever those who are being sanctified so you can see that the doctrine of justification of the Catholic Church is diametrically opposed to our the Bible has revealed. And that's the reason the families have these five solos was saved by the grace of Christ alone. According to Scripture alone and so the Christian worldview David Weeden returns in just a moment. The landscape of healthcare maybe ever changing one thing Samaritan ministries members count on is the blessing of biblical community with their healthcare like these friends. Yes, our needs are being seen in doing so generosity care stressful time for land in different life is change and thus it's nice part of the ministry. 10 years. Samaritan ministries.org/T CW David Weeden here volunteer host of the Christian worldview radio program. Listeners are often surprised to learn that we as a ministry pay for air time on the radio station website or app on which you hear the program.

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Now back to today's program with host David week gendered with us today on the Christian worldview, the founder and evangelist with claiming the gospel ministry. Excellent ministry to get connected with get their newsletter free newsletter proclaiming the gospel.org is the website Mike you were a Roman Catholic, a believer 35 years so you understand the Roman Catholic Church very very intimately you just spoke about one of the key doctrines that that came out of as a result of the Protestant Reformation and how that impacted the world. I it's not that it would never seen in the Bible for just that there was a period of time of the Roman Catholic Church was so dominant with a another gospel that this gospel of justification by faith alone in Christ alone wasn't wasn't known on a on a broad scale because people were unable to read the Bible didn't have the Bible, and so forth with the Reformation changed all of that.

The printing press and so forth. You would think today that evangelicals who are part of the Protestant wing of Christianity are Protestant, you have Roman Catholic you have Orthodox those three big branches evangelicals being part of the Protestant branch would be able to clearly see the clear distinctions between the doctrines that are really the un-biblical doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church and we don't say that to to disparage Catholics individual and that just their their official doctrines in the Catholic catechism, and so forth just do not line up with what Scripture teaches.

You would think that evangelicals, notably evangelicals would still still have this same perspective that the reformers had it as they protested the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church, but in many cases today prominent ones even more conservative evangelicals just seem to not think it's that important to to draw these distinctions in put a stake in the ground as to what the Bible says about like we just discussed justification by faith. Can you talk about how some evangelicals today are really diminishing that the very important and distinct differences between Roman Catholicism and biblical Christianity will serve as a really good question to consider because right after the Reformation started the Catholic Church have the Council of Trent, which was the counterreformation. It was during the Council of Trent that they issued over 100 anathemas that condemn born-again Christians because I do not believe the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church regarding justification and also salvation. And so, what's happening now as we got the ecumenical movement that started on the Roman Catholic Church Vatican Council to now I have many willing partners in the evangelical community that are signing unity accord with Catholics during the say that we share a common faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ and is heartbreaking to see some of our most influential most visible and most powerful evangelicals are signing unity records and making very bizarre statements. I want to give you just a couple of quotes just to show you the severity of this when Pope Benedict resigned.

Robert Jeffers is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas set our TV program that the Pope was a wonderful dedicated Christian man and we celebrate the ministry.

Please hang out and I know Robert Jeffers personally I've done conferences where the limbs are immediately sent him an email questioning how we could celebrate the ministry of the Pope was a false teacher who shut the gates of heaven to Roman Catholics who wanted to enter false and certain gospel, and he email me back and he said whenever I'm on public traded TV. I cannot grasp Roman Catholics and I so that was my question is that you could've done one of three things you could've told the truth what you chose not to.

You could've remained neutral. What you chose not to do or you could've misled people by promoting this false teacher is a wonderful dedicated Christian man and then just recently Al Mohler speaking about Pope Benedict. He said he was one of the most brilliant theological minds of our times and that's a direct quote and this is very troubling David because Pope Benedict when he was like Cardinal. He authored the catechism of the Catholic Church that presents a false and fatal gospel that is under divine condemnation based on Galatians chapter 1 verses 6 to 9. So for Al Mohler to declare this man who is under divine condemnation. One of the most brilliant theological minds of our times is very troubling because what's happening now is you got these evangelical leaders that are uniting with the Roman Catholic Church in making these statements supporting the Roman Catholic religion off-limits to evangelism because the average person in the evangelical pew today is confused as to whether or not the Catholic Church represents a mission field or are their brothers and sisters in Christ like these two prominent activist pastors and said Luis Palau is another prominent evangelical. He said Pope Francis is a very Bible centered in Jesus Christ centered man is really centered on the pure gospel is a friend of evangelicals. This is very troubling because again I know Luis Palau personally used to take our gospel tracts down the South America and Spanish because he knew the Roman Catholic Church was a mission field, but now his body from Argentina gets elected Pope.

All of a sudden his befriending Roman Catholicism treating it as a valid expression of Christianity. Mike appreciate your telling us about these comments, these men have made not to cut them down at the knees nor call them heretics or not to dismiss them as saying they don't teach any truth. Reminds me of what the apostle Paul did with Peter when Peter hypocritically didn't eat with the Gentiles when the Judaizers were around town and Paul pointed out his hypocrisy on this and it's a lesson for all of us, including these men that we cannot compromise what we say. Especially when it comes to affirming those who are teaching a false gospel. Let's transition from the Reformation and the incredible importance of that particular era in history to Pope Francis, though, that the current pope national life.com publication.

This, in October, wrote this, he said. Pope Francis released a video message to reassure the world that Catholicism is on the side of social justice. The pole, Pope Francis praised deceased felon George Floyd, of course, he was the black man who was killed here at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis in May 2020. Now he prays deceased felon George Floyd is a quote good Samaritan and he provided a moral endorsement to this is the Pope of violent black lives matter's writers. He said this quote. This is the Pope, do you know what comes to mind. Now when together with popular movements. I think of the good Samaritan, the Pope declared in that protest against this death.

There was the collective Samaritan. This movement did not pass by on the other side of the road when it saw the injury to human dignity caused by an abuse of power.

The Pope said the popular movements are not only social poets but also collective Samaritan's unquote of course is referring to this story of the Samaritan the Bible where the man gets robbed and injured in the.

The priest walks by and the scribe walks by, they don't want to get their hands dirty helping this man but the Samaritan, one of the hated people in the land of Israel that were apart from the temple worship and part Jewish part non-Jew. He is the one that comes and helps Amanda brings them to a hotel, so to speak pays for his medical care and so this is what Pope Francis is saying that these protests are like there's these are collective Samaritans helping against the injustice caused to George Floyd so in a black lives matter, Mike is founded by as they call themselves, trained Marxist. The organization has a Marxist un-biblical beliefs. They believe in the oppressor oppressed paradigm of Marxism there against the nuclear family of mother and father raising kids. They orchestrated the protest of violence that led to many deaths even is Pope Francis in actual Marxist and how would that manifest itself, if indeed he is.

Yes, you have your history of asthma have to say his definitely demonstrated the fact that he is a Marxist with left-wing politics. A lot of people don't realize is not only the religious leaders 1.3 billion Roman Catholics but is also a political had Vatican City is a sovereign nation and the Pope is the head of the sovereign nation.

That's why you have different political leaders and ambassadors always coming to Vatican City to meet with the Pope because he is very instrumental in world politics and we know that's the movement right now for a global government and he's right in the middle of that encouraging people in his Marxist left-wing politics, but we also know that we are global religion and medium times and I really believe it or for the season of our Lord's return. Pope Francis would be instrumental in bringing about the global religion, the previous posts of all them ecumenically minded not so aggressively as Pope Francis. I really believe is a Jesuit of the Jesuits were founded to eliminate any opposition to Roman Catholicism and so Pope Francis is the first Jesuit program is doing everything he can to unite all of processing Christianity under the power and influence of prophecy and not just Christians but also lease making inroads into the Muslim religion share with common bonds of unity with them.

My gender with us today here in the Christian worldview. He is the founder and evangelist at proclaiming the gospel ministry and ministry that we recommend you get in contact with and to get there. Subscribe to the free email proclaiming the gospel.org is the website you look at the Pope's beliefs and you mentioned you last answer is he's he's much more radical yet previous ones you write a bin into the ecumenical movements and so forth with this one. Not only Pope Francis not only believes those things and pushes for those, but he's politically very much on the left that's not necessarily common with typical Roman Catholics.

Many Roman Catholics are quite conservative to politically pro-life Pro limited government, pro-nationalism, they would believe in a country with borders and so forth. So how does the Pope even a he's venerated so much by Catholics. How does he get away with these type of political views that he clearly talks about in and doesn't try to hide well it's really because this Pope is not only a very low claim, but he's also made very bizarre statements on. I've often wondered how Roman Catholics can continue to be a part of her religion where her so much corruption at the top and you mentioned Marxism, but some of the statements is made by a recently put some of them together in my newsletter that went out November 1 that he makes statements like there is no hell and there is no punishment for the lost soul what happens after you die is your annihilated list is no punishment in store for those who drive safe. This goes against historical Roman Catholicism as well as the Bible and so as many conservative cardinals louder say we need to do something about this Pro because it doesn't represent Roman Catholicism even said he be willing to baptize aliens as they came to the Vatican. Who are we to close the doors to anyone, even Marstons see the Pope doesn't even realize that the reason Jesus became a man was so that he could drive for mankind.

Here is the eternal son of God became man born of a virgin to live a sinless life and died on Calvary's cross and those who put their faith in him will have eternal life but to this Pope is still bizarre that it's very troubling Roman Catholics to continue to become involved in his left-wing politics as well as his anti-catholic and anti-biblical stands and David. You know my heart is to reach Roman Catholics were dedicated are 31 years of ministry to equip the body of Christ to reach out to Catholics and right now they don't know who to trust. Because they know they Trust Pope goes against Catholicism as well as the Bible, so it's a great opportunity to point people to the Lord Jesus Christ who is the personification of truth. His word is truth. It came to testify to the truth and everybody on the side of truth listens to him. So I hope your listening audience takes advantage of this opportunity to engage Roman Catholics in conversations about truth, but we hope you gain from listening to the program today hearing from both Steve Lawson my gender and you can find links to their ministries by going to our website the Christian worldview.org the big take away is that God in his word are the final authority and we need to accurately handle his word of truth to remember in changing and challenging world. Jesus Christ and his word are the same yesterday and today and forever until next time think biblically live accordingly and stand firm. The mission of the Christian worldview is to sharpen the biblical worldview of Christians proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. We hope today's broadcast encouraged for that and here replayed today's program or to sign up for free weekly email to find out what must I do to be saved, but our website the Christian worldview.org or call us toll-free at 1-888-646-2233 Christian worldview as a listener supported ministry and furnished by the overcoming foundation, a nonprofit organization can find out more water resources make a donation become a monthly partner and contact us by visiting the Christian worldview.org bowling toll-free 188-864-6233 writing to Boxborough one Excelsior, MN 55331 box 41 seltzer, Minnesota 551 thanks for listening to the Christian worldview. Until next time think biblically and live accordingly


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