During Christian Unity Week (January 18-25) the Pope declares that if Christians are to be a witness to the world, there must be a visible witness of unity.
Pope Benedict stressed the four marks of true Christianity.
He said Christians must base their lives on the four elements that make them a “sign and instrument of the intimate union with God and of unity among men in the world.”
These four are listening to the God’s Word transmitted through the strong Tradition of the Church, fraternal communion, the Eucharist and prayer.
The Pope said that God was offended by the division of the Church:
“Every division in the Church is an offense to Christ,” the Holy Father stated, noting that in Christ “we can find unity among ourselves, by the inexhaustible power of his grace.”
He says this division is why we need to repent:
“This is where the call, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” from Sunday’s Gospel comes in.“
He stressed that the ecumenical movement was a sign of the Holy Spirit bringing the divided church back together again. Pope Benedict prayed that Mary would lead the church into full unity.
“The serious commitment of conversion to Christ is the way that leads the Church … to full visible unity,” he said. He noted that ecumenical encounters as a sign of this serious commitment.
So what is the serious commitment he’s talking about?
The Pope is saying in order to be a Christian you must be Catholic. You must believe in the Traditions of the Church. You must believe that Jesus Christ..body..blood..soul..and..divinity is present in the communion bread and in order to have life within you, you must eat that bread. He says you must listen to scripture, only interpreted by the church and if you are serious about following Christ, you must convert to Catholicism.
The Vatican wants control over Christianity, just as she did during the Inquisition during the Middle Ages. The Vatican is rapidly making concordats with nation-states to enable Church law to be made valid through civil law of the nations she has agreements with. That is why she works so closely with the United Nations; to ride the beast of civil power.
In the Pope’s recent encyclical the Pope said he wanted a stronger United Nations with ” teeth.” If you know anything about the UN, the last thing this world needs is a stronger UN.
Pope Benedict XVI prayed to Mary to lead the church into unity. “Mary” will not only lead the the protestants into the Catholic Church, but all the world religions as well. Evangelical churches need to be on their guard..but most are sliding into apostasy quickly; embracing contemplative prayer, walking labyrinths, and reading the lives of Catholic ‘Saints”.
And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray.
The Pope says he is Christ’s mouthpiece on earth, that he is his representative. When Jesus left us on earth, he said he would send us the Holy Spirit to guide us in all truth, he did not say he was sending a man–the Pope–to take His place. For a man to claim to take Christ’s place is blasphemy. Why is the church running into the arms of Rome? The spirit of the Antichrist has come to deceive even the elect. Let’s pray for our churches and our families not to fall for the false peace that is coming, and coming fast.
Written by: Sue