Per Fidem Intrepidus means "Fearless Through Faith". My courage isn't my own, it comes from the Holy Spirit, it's my faith in God and my personal savior Christ Jesus that calms my fears and allows me to move forward in this fallen world. Personally I'm afraid of a lot of stuff, but having the faith that Jesus adopted me as his little, sin filled, brother keeps me going.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Papal Power Grab

This is the Triregnum, the papal tiara, symbol of the office of the papacy. This understated little beauty is encrusted with gold, silver, pearls, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other rare and valuable gemstones and valued at a minimum of $10,000 a sum of which can provide 77,000 meals for the needy. According to the Vatican this symbol of the papacy is three crowns symbolizing the three powers of the pope: Father of Kings, Governor of the World, Vicar of Christ

Of course the power the pope wields is the power that the world gives him, or what he is able to grab for himself. There's no biblical references or requirement for a vicar of Christ, there's no election for Governor of the World, and the whole Father of Kings thing, well that's possible considering the sexual excesses of past popes. However the bible says the requirements of a an overseer of a church or denomination are: 
1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity (1 Timothy 3:1-4)
That's really about all the bible states for a leader of a church, and the Pope household falls a bit short of wife and children to be considered a biblically compliant overseer. The office of the pope is primarily concerned with their own trinity: Power, Money, and Getting More of Both.  And it's becoming obvious that the Vatican has figured out how to reclaim it's past glory. 

Once upon a time the Roman catholic church ruled the world with an iron fist and a pair of red-hot tongs. Come the reformation the strangle hold the RCC had on the earth began to loosen until the RCC started to verge on insignificance. Then on February 28, 2013 Pope Benedict XVI resigned from the office of pope, although he's not the first Benedict to do so. Pope Benedict V resigned  in 964 (although his resignation occurred after he was dragged kicking and screaming off to his inquisition) and in the 1040's Pope Benedict IX was deposed, returned and somehow got his job back, then turned around and sold the papacy, returned once again and re-assumed the pope throne while two other men asserted their claim to the title of Pope, making the Roman Catholic Church's claim of an "unbroken succession" of popes merely a humorous punchline to a very sad joke. Eventually Benedict IX was deposed, excommunicated, and chased out of Rome by German soldiers. 

Why Pope Benedict XVI resigned is still a matter of speculation. Herr Ratzinger once said it was the will of God that he resigned, Then again he said he was too old for the job (a fact that he didn't see when he took the job?) and then again there was supposedly a damning report about gay sex orgies in the Vatican which caused his resignation. Personally I doubt this last theory, not because it's far fetched, but quite the opposite. Considering the history of the conduct of the papistry and the conduct of the pedophiles the RCC refuses to discipline, the antics in this report can just be considered business as usual.

Regardless of how or why he got the job, Herr Ratzinger is now out (Not actually out, but living very comfortably in the lap of luxury at the Vatican) while Cardinal Jorge is now Mr. Pope naming himself after St. Francis. St. Francis of Assisi is possibly the most godly person to fill a hassock, constantly caring for the beggars that lived in the ruins of medieval Rome at a great personal financial loss. Unfortunately all the world remembers him for is hanging out with tweety birds and cute fuzzy animals.

It appears to me that the new Mr. Pope is working overtime to draw himself, and his followers, closer to the world rather than closer to God. Pope Francis has kicked aside not only his own catechism but the bible too with claims that atheists are redeemed not through faith in Christ but doing good works in clear contradiction with the very basest tenants of the Bible: 
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. (John 14:6)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
There's been other examples of Mr. Pope running off into the weeds with ideas and plans that contradict the Bible and his very own catechism. He can't even get the nativity correct claiming that Jesus was driven out on the night of his birth. So what's with Mr. Pope? Is he that ignorant of his position and God's word that he is stumbling around in the dark? or on the other hand, does he know exactly what he's doing and following God's word to the letter:
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4)
This fallen sick sin filled world would much rather worship itself rather than God and Pope Frank is right there to not only jump on the band wagon but lead the parade. Don't want to go to a hell you don't believe in, but don't want to accept Jesus as your lord and savior? No problem, just do a couple of good works and you're cool. Don't want to study theology to find out what God wants or needs from you? Check out All Dogs Go To Heaven. Is Jesus too much God for you? No problem, join us in joyful heresy as we invent our own mediator. Mr Pope is saying all the right things to make the ungodly turn to him to validate their sinful natures. He's adored in the secular press, he's loved by the emergent heresy, but Bible believing Christians are scratching their heads wondering where this heretic came from.

If you look at the catholic blogs, those guys too are in an uproar over Mr. Pope's stomping on catholic dogma, then again they're also in an uproar over Mr. Pope following catholic dogma. Yepper, they're upset that Mr. Pope has been snuggling up to Muslims, ignoring that their very own catechism clearly states:
841 The Church's relationship with the Muslims. "The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind's judge on the last day
Mr. Pope with his off the cuff remarks that has the Vatican scrambling to correct the record of what he said and what he meant, has been turning his back on on God and his own church, and instead has been embracing Communism. Not simply satisfied with interfering in US - Cuban relations Mr. Pope is now turning his eye on Global Warming. Probably the biggest economic scam in the history of the world, Global Warming has been proven over and over again to be the biggest con-job ever unleashed by the socialist left upon the civilized world, and is little more than a power grab invented to destroy free societies and move their economic strength to the failed communist states. Mr. Pope who admits to being a communist sympathizer is stepping right in to grab what power that he can. 

The secular world will now look to Mr. Pope, who named himself after the proto-ecologist St. Francis, as Mr. Ecology picking up where the failure Al Gore left off. And St. Francis, who in the popular vision is covered with tweety birds like Snow White and communes with trees and bunny rabbits, will be the public image of Mr. Pope and his Global Warming steam roller.

Now don't get me wrong, there is going to be global warming, but not the way our worldly adversaries picture it. Their science, which shows there's been no global climate change for 20 years, can go either way, the earth can warm, or it can cool, they just chose to say it will warm. Cooling would be worse and more deadly, so I'm not sure why they chose warming to spread panic about. However it's extraordinary to watch Satan's plan of damnation to come together, especially when it's global warming that will bring it to an end:
And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound them. The first sounded, and there came hail and fire, mixed with blood, and they were thrown to the earth; and a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. (Revelation 8:6-7)
Or in the final words of St. Francis of Assisi, Mr, Pope's namesake, speaking on the future of the RCC:
Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer. (Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis Of Assisi, [London: R. Washbourne, 1882], pp. 250)

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