What does this message from the Vatican to Kenneth Copeland, using Anglican Bishop Tony Palmer, tell us about Rome? Has Rome changed in a way that Protestants can now embrace or it is something that cannot be trusted at all?
“Separated because, it’s sin that has separated us, all our sins. The misunderstandings throughout history. It has been a long road of sins that we all shared in. Who is to blame? We all share the blame … I am speaking to you as a brother. I speak to you in a simple way. With joy and nostalgia (yearning). Let us allow our nostalgia (yearning) to grow, because this will propel us to find each other, to embrace one another. And together to worship Jesus Christ as the only Lord of History.” –Part of pope Francis’ Message to Kenneth Copeland.
“Any form of religion other than the truth is a demonic operation … any form of pseudo-Christianity … Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Christian Science, you name it, Roman Catholicism. That’s demonic operation. That’s a demonic system because it’s either from the Spirit of God, or demons. There’s no middle ground.”
“It is by mixture of counterfeit religion with true, not discerned and distinguished, that the devil has had his greatest advantage against the cause and kingdom of Christ.”