• Discernment

    Missing the Point of the Cross: Roman Catholic Lawyer Seeks to Overturn Conviction, Death Sentence of Christ

    Every now and then someone appears who epitomizes the idea of ‘missing the point.’ The latest is Kenyan lawyer Dola Indidis, a Roman Catholic who is petitioning the International Court of Justice to nullify Jesus’ conviction and death sentence. From Religion News Service: Indidis, a former spokesman for the Kenyan judiciary, accuses Pilate, who was the Roman governor of Judea, of “judicial misconduct, abuse of office, bias and prejudice.”  That may well be the case, at least in the view of believers and many Bible scholars. But getting a court to rule on a 2,000-year-old case from an outlying province in a long-defunct empire will not be easy. (Source) Actually,…

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    Schooling Pope Francis on Roman Catholicism

    Last week, Pope Francis I, the only person in the world who supposedly has the ability to speak infallibly, graciously demonstrated for all just how fallible—and damningly wrong—he can be. As previously reported, Pope Francis declared last week that all people, even atheists, have been redeemed by the blood of Christ and will “meet one another” if they will only “do good.” The error of the pontiff’s words was demonstrated on various websites. Of particular interest and importance in the post “Pope Francis Does Not Know God” was the gross contradiction between the pope’s words and God’s words as found in Scripture. What was not addressed in that post, but now…

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    Rejecting the Papacy

    When Pope Francis I was elected last month as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church, the response was staggering. The world loves this new pope, and his demeanor and social justice endeavors have earned him the praise and adoration even of professing Christians. Perhaps it is easier to compromise the truth in favor of unity so long as the poor are being kissed and prisoners’ feet are being washed. The call of the Christian, however, is to uphold the truth and authority of God and His Word in spite of, and even in opposition to, ecumenical interfaith efforts, no matter how socially wonderful they appear. The first concern…

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    Roman Catholic Roma Downey, Producer of ‘The Bible’ Miniseries, Says Francis I Will Be a ‘Pope of Hope’

    In spite of its gross theological and historical inaccuracies, The History Channel’s miniseries, ‘The Bible,’ has become quite a sensation among professing Christians. Evangelical leaders can be seen and heard promoting the production across nearly every social media platform. Men such as Joel Osteen, Rick Warren and T.D. Jakes, all of whom also served on the Board of Advisors for ‘The Bible,’ are perhaps offering some of the loudest praise. To the dismay of many, the show also earned the endorsement of well-known creation ministries. This likely was because it accurately depicted a literal Adam and Eve and a global flood, though accuracy in these two points ought not cause one to overlook…