#279 More Rick Warren Ecumenism with Rome and Modern Protestantism’s Anti-Reformation Theology

Recently Crux, a Roman Catholic website, interviewed both Rick Warren and Roman Catholic Bishop Kevin Vann of Orange County, California. What did the interview reveal? Should we be concerned over Rick Warren? Do respected pastors see him as a faithful preacher of the Word of God? We also take a brief look at the ‘Reforming Catholic Confession’ which was signed by over 250 professing Protestant leaders. What does the document, and the men involved, tell us about how the Reformation is viewed some 500 years later?

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#114 Pope Francis to Kenneth Copeland: Separation from Rome is Wrong

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.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsEJVP_eDAE

“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.”

–John MacArthur

“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.”
–Jonathon Edwards

#110 Pope Francis, the Jesuits and the Biblical Doctrine of Antichrist

Paul looks at the recent news of how pope Francis has been put on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine and other prominent publications. How much has Francis changed in the church of Rome, if anything? How should Bible Believers respond to this man and his growing popularity in the media?

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 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: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie”
-2 Thessalonians 2:3-11

“Wycliffe, Tyndale, Luther, Calvin, Cranmer; in the seventeenth century, Bunyan, the translators of the King James Bible and the men who published the Westminster and Baptist confessions of Faith; Sir Isaac Newton… Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards; and more recently Charles Spurgeon, J.C. Ryle and Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones; these men among countless others, all saw the office of the Papacy as the antichrist.”
-Michael de Semlyen, All Roads Lead to Rome, p. 205

#84 The Papal Speculation Circus Comes to Town

Paul discusses the latest news permeating from Rome, declaring that Benedict XVI is resigning (the first Roman pontiff in 600 years to do so), as the media from all over the world flock to the woman on seven hills. Why should believers in Sola Scriptura be concerned with the treatment of the so-called prophecy of Roman Catholic “saint” Malachy, dealing with the last pope? What damage can be done, intentionally or unintentionally, to the faith once delivered unto the saints by giving it any credibility? Paul looks at these issues, and others, as many in modern Protestantism leave the door open to spurious prophecy of an unknown origin.