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Has the Pope Taken His First Steps into Last Days Apostasy?
American Prophet ^ | September 24, 2013 | Rev. Michael Bresciani

Posted on 09/25/2013 8:27:57 PM PDT by WXRGina

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1 posted on 09/25/2013 8:27:58 PM PDT by WXRGina
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To: jodyel; logitech; CynicalBear

ping


2 posted on 09/25/2013 8:29:22 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

>> declaration that the church needs to shake off its obsession with abortion and homosexuality

if true — IF true — that would be heresy of the highest order.


3 posted on 09/25/2013 8:29:54 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: WXRGina

good post


4 posted on 09/25/2013 8:33:08 PM PDT by logitech (It is time.)
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To: WXRGina

Thank you. Great post


5 posted on 09/25/2013 8:37:40 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: WXRGina

It’s the end of everything as you know it, that’s for sure. Ten years from now the religious landscape will be so totally transformed that no one will recognize it. And no, neither the anti-Christ nor the Second Coming, and certainly not any silly notion of “Rapture” will have come to pass.

Make a mental note of what I just told you.


7 posted on 09/25/2013 8:39:02 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: WXRGina; betty boop; marron; Alamo-Girl; CottShop; metmom; xzins; GodGunsGuts; spirited irish; ...

Heresy . . . or what?


8 posted on 09/25/2013 8:41:34 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Nervous Tick
that would be heresy of the highest order.

May be I read something in his statement that you don't, because I don't see how it's heresy.

"I" thought he meant that Abortion and Homosexuality are wrong in the Catholic Religion, and that all the obsessing over whether to allow it or not is ridiculous.

9 posted on 09/25/2013 8:43:40 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: WXRGina
Take a look at what Pastor J D Farag has to say about 1st and 2nd Thessalonians.
10 posted on 09/25/2013 8:44:15 PM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: WXRGina
Reuters and other news agencies are reporting that the Pope has capitulated on several issues such as homosexuality, abortion and contraception. …
Someone is several days late following the news. The Pope blasted abortion in a sermon; and he excommunicated an Australian priest who was gay-marriage friendly, female-priest friendly and reportedly gave the communion host to a dog. (Among other things I cannot recall immediately.)
11 posted on 09/25/2013 8:44:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Brian Kopp DPM
Yep. The Scriptures bear that out, and the "rapture" will be after the tribulation, and will be the second coming of the Lord. The Bible tells us so.
12 posted on 09/25/2013 8:44:46 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: UCANSEE2

>> May be I read something in his statement that you don’t

Actually, I haven’t read the statement in question at all (hence my emphasis on the word ‘IF’). And unless I missed it, Pope Francis’ statement wasn’t part of the original post.

Do you know the statement? If so, can you please furnish a link to it?

Thx


13 posted on 09/25/2013 8:46:53 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Brian Kopp DPM
and certainly not any silly notion of “Rapture” will have come to pass.

Oh... that happened a ways back. Only about 1 million people, worldwide, disappeared, and no one really noticed.

Welcome to hell.

14 posted on 09/25/2013 8:46:53 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Nervous Tick

I’m not Catholic, and 5 years ago would never have thought of defending a pope! That said, here is a link to the entire interview. A great interview. He is not saying abortion, etc. is “okay”. He is saying that it is not the only thing, and not the MAIN thing.

An excerpt from the excerpt below, which I think is at the heart of the statement:

“The proposal of the Gospel must be more simple, profound, radiant. It is from this proposition that the moral consequences then flow.”

http://americamagazine.org/pope-interview

Excerpt:

“We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible. I have not spoken much about these things, and I was reprimanded for that. But when we speak about these issues, we have to talk about them in a context. The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.

The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. “The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. Proclamation in a missionary style focuses on the essentials, on the necessary things: this is also what fascinates and attracts more, what makes the heart burn, as it did for the disciples at Emmaus. We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel. The proposal of the Gospel must be more simple, profound, radiant. It is from this proposition that the moral consequences then flow.

“I say this also thinking about the preaching and content of our preaching. A beautiful homily, a genuine sermon must begin with the first proclamation, with the proclamation of salvation. There is nothing more solid, deep and sure than this proclamation. Then you have to do catechesis. Then you can draw even a moral consequence. But the proclamation of the saving love of God comes before moral and religious imperatives. Today sometimes it seems that the opposite order is prevailing. The homily is the touchstone to measure the pastor’s proximity and ability to meet his people, because those who preach must recognize the heart of their community and must be able to see where the desire for God is lively and ardent. The message of the Gospel, therefore, is not to be reduced to some aspects that, although relevant, on their own do not show the heart of the message of Jesus Christ.”


15 posted on 09/25/2013 8:48:03 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: WXRGina
DOes it matter that he excommunicated and defrocked a priest who was advocating women's ordination and same sex marriage?

The mainstream media are not your friends when it comes to new of the Church. The moral law depends on the Love of God in Christ Jesus, who is the righteousness of God. If we spend a disproportionate amount of time talking about the moral law as it pertains to sex and secual behavior, we risk neglecting the preaching to the Love of God which is in Christ Jesus. Woe is me if I preach not the Gospel!

16 posted on 09/25/2013 8:49:37 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Pope Says Church Is ‘Obsessed’ With Gays, Abortion and Birth Control

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/world/europe/pope-bluntly-faults-churchs-focus-on-gays-and-abortion.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

“Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks that the church had grown “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite recriminations from critics. “


17 posted on 09/25/2013 8:50:28 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: 21twelve

Thank you!


18 posted on 09/25/2013 8:51:08 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Thanks!


19 posted on 09/25/2013 8:52:51 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Brian Kopp DPM

“Silly notion of Rapture”

You are worse off than I realized, Mr. Kopp. WOW!


20 posted on 09/25/2013 8:54:11 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: WXRGina

Just waiting for the, "There is no God!" quote.

21 posted on 09/25/2013 8:55:46 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: WXRGina

Utterly and completely WRONG, boys and girls!!!

Look at it again.


22 posted on 09/25/2013 8:55:59 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: WXRGina

If there’s no such thing as “Apostolic Succession,” and no “Catholic Church” before 300 A.D., why are there “bishops” (the Apostolic and sub-Apostolic Fathers) writing in the Second Century?


23 posted on 09/25/2013 8:57:28 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: 21twelve

It’s fine to point out the media’s lies.


24 posted on 09/25/2013 8:57:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: WXRGina

**Has the Pope Taken His First Steps into Last Days Apostasy?**

No, the following day after the interview he talked about the necessity of not performing abortions to a group of OB/gyns.

Did you see that?


25 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: 21twelve
He is not saying abortion, etc. is “okay”. He is saying that it is not the only thing, and not the MAIN thing.

The "MAIN" thing cannot be, without those of us who understand it, fiercely defending the lives of pre-born babies. Americans have become desensitized to the true horror of what "abortion" really is. No, there is no way to over-emphasize the evil of abortion.

26 posted on 09/25/2013 8:58:58 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: 21twelve

The Pope was unwise to put it this way.

The wrongness of abortion and same-sex marriage are NOT matters of “Church teaching,” and need NOT be discussed only in the context of “Church teaching.”

The wrongness of both is knowable through an understanding of NATURAL LAW.

By insisting that they must be discussed in the context of “Church teaching,” the Pope has undermined the pro-life movement.

http://www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2013/reading-the-natural-signs.html


28 posted on 09/25/2013 9:01:55 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

You’re attributing to the catholics the term “bishops,” when the catholic church did not even exist when the Scriptures were written. “Bishop” does not belong to, nor was it originated by, the catholics.


29 posted on 09/25/2013 9:02:54 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
Yep. The Scriptures bear that out, and the "rapture" will be after the tribulation, and will be the second coming of the Lord. The Bible tells us so.

oh please....that nonsense sprang up sometime in the 19th or early 20th century....

30 posted on 09/25/2013 9:04:57 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: YHAOS
If we are in the last days what can I say but "Maranatha, Jesus!!!
31 posted on 09/25/2013 9:06:19 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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"Yep. The Scriptures bear that out, and the "rapture" will be after the tribulation, and will be the second coming of the Lord. The Bible tells us so."

oh please....that nonsense sprang up sometime in the 19th or early 20th century....

Terry, you completely misunderstood what I wrote. I DO NOT see a "pre-tribulation" "rapture" anywhere in the Bible. I was saying that the only "rapture" of the Body of Christ is when He comes back at the end. If you re-read what I wrote, perhaps this time you will get it.

32 posted on 09/25/2013 9:08:19 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

da pope is a senile old man selling wickedness


33 posted on 09/25/2013 9:09:51 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (Ted Cruz is my senator)
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To: WilliamRobert

Our righteous heroes are elsewhere, aren’t they: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3071366/posts


34 posted on 09/25/2013 9:12:29 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: WXRGina
You’re attributing to the catholics the term “bishops,” when the catholic church did not even exist when the Scriptures were written.

sure it did...the earliest Christians soon (in the first century) became known as Catholic (Universal)...they were therefore present in scriptural times...saved the bible, as you know it, for you....say thanks to the Catholics!!

35 posted on 09/25/2013 9:13:19 PM PDT by terycarl
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da pope is a senile old man selling wickedness

well lets see, the Pope is infallible in matters of faith and morals but you are here to refute that....good luck!!

36 posted on 09/25/2013 9:17:02 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: WXRGina; jodyel; Brian Kopp DPM; terycarl
If you are interested, here's a research project from several years ago where we summarized the Freeper views of how it all ends.

I am among those Christians who believe in a pre-wrath rapture (pre or mid trib):

Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. - Rev 3:10

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, - I Th 5:9

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: - 2 Th 2:7-8

God's Name is I AM.

37 posted on 09/25/2013 9:22:09 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Arthur McGowan

Thank you for the link. Bookmarked!


38 posted on 09/25/2013 9:24:25 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: terycarl
sure it did...the earliest Christians soon (in the first century) became known as Catholic (Universal)...they were therefore present in scriptural times...saved the bible, as you know it, for you....say thanks to the Catholics!!

Maybe you didn't even read Mr. Bresciani's column. He pointed out that the catholic church didn't even come into existence for several hundred years, although, no doubt 1 John 2:19 applies to those who would eventually create catholicism.

It's okay, though, because you and I will never agree. There's nothing we can do to change that.

39 posted on 09/25/2013 9:29:02 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina

Reuters interviewer to the Pope:

“Have you stopped beating your wife?”

With any news story, especially liberal MSM and doubly so for Reuters, VERIFY what the person being interviewed actually said and in context.

For conservative news sources, trust, but verify.

For emails with the latest incredible story forwarded by kind, loving, honorable (but all too often gullible) friends and relatives, VERIFY before forwarding them on to your entire mailing list.


40 posted on 09/25/2013 9:29:52 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: WilliamRobert

Why do you say that? Are you brainwashed by Catholic haters?


41 posted on 09/25/2013 9:31:06 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: WXRGina

Who is Rev. Michael Bresciani and why is he so concerned about the Catholic Pope? It’s really noble of him, the world apprec iates it, but let him become concerned about his own sect, whatever it is, Jehovah’s Witnesses, 7th Day Adventists, or Scientologists.


42 posted on 09/25/2013 9:32:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: jodyel

The rapture occurs at the Second Coming of Christ.

The notion of a rapture occurring apart from the moment of the Second Coming is daft. It is made up out of whole cloth and not scriptural.

I am saved, child. I am no worse or better off than you.


43 posted on 09/25/2013 9:34:41 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: WXRGina
The Scriptures bear that out, and the "rapture" will be after the tribulation, and will be the second coming of the Lord.

Exactly. Thank you. Any notion of a rapture occurring any time other than at the moment of the Second Coming is silly. My apologies for not making that more clear in the first post. Catholics have always believed in the rapture, the one that occurs at the Second Coming.

44 posted on 09/25/2013 9:39:52 PM PDT by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Brian Kopp DPM

Some people just don’t get it.

The English word rapture does not appear in any of the current English translations of the Bible. If you are wondering where the English term originates from, it is an Old English word that was used in literature (including some Charles Dickens novels) that refers to being carried away.


47 posted on 09/25/2013 9:46:28 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Does your tagline mean that it is possible for the mainstream media to get something CORRECT when they write about the Pope?

Or does that like this latest round of crazy pronouncements remain impossible?


48 posted on 09/25/2013 10:03:57 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Alamo-Girl

>> here’s a research project from several years ago

Very cool! Thanks for sharing the link.

As regards eschatology, put me down as a “who knows who cares”... how it all ends is a mystery to me, and doesn’t in the least affect how I should be living this day and every day for Jesus!


49 posted on 09/25/2013 10:06:10 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: WXRGina
Yes. After the tribulation of those days and before God pours out his wrath.

For a great series on what the bible really says about Daniels 70th week, I recommend The Revelation Film Series: KJV Prophecy

50 posted on 09/25/2013 10:16:10 PM PDT by nonsporting
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