I'm the Culprit-
Admission of guilt, yes.
Confession of sin, NO!
Pope's alleged confession of sin has come and gone. I waited on purpose to deal
with this so that the feely feely dust could settle. The Pope did NOT confess
sin. He admitted he and the Mother Whore Church are culpable and guilty. The Pope
did NOT list any sins the Whore Church has committed over the past 1700 years.
Alphonsas Ligouri, in his instructions to the priest in conducting a confessional,
told the Roman priest that he must extract the confession of the penitent in the
same degree of feeling and detail as the sin was committed. In this regard, Ligouri
required, for example, that the priest demand that the penitent Catholic adulteress
even tell how far her illicit sexual partner's penis penetrated, and if a seminal
discharge took place.
allowing for much less detail, we at Balaam's Ass Speaks, insist that the Pope's
confession was totally defective and incomplete, BY CATHOLIC DEFINITION. The Pope
simply brushed off millions of sins of incest, rape, murder, torture, church burnings,
infiltration and mayhem, and anarchy with a few blithering remarks. I knew exactly
what was happening. Roman Catholics have been very liberated in recent years,
and among other things, they have heard and read about the Inquisition and many
other wicked sins of the Old Mother Whore. They are now hearing about the thousands
of pedophiles and sodomite priests.
the Pope's alleged confession was for one purpose alone-- To give the Average
Catholic the warm fuzzies. This confession was not intended to answer Protestant
questions and complaints. I have already had Catholics tell me how wonderful the
Pope's confession was. This would be like me confessing to my wife that I stole
a car and not naming the sin to the owner of the car. AND, in such a case, it
would be like my wife fawning over me for admitting I did something wrong. The
owner of the car remains out one car, and I won't deal with him about it. THAT
is exactly what the Pope did with his guilt. It is a cool public relations trick
intend to give you some thoughts from other Bible believers first, then I will
suggest how John Paul II can finally clear the record once and for all. I will
not do this in a coy of facetious manner, though some of you readers may think
this is my intent. I shall simply take a purely biblical approach to the thousands
of treacherous sins of the Old Mother Whore.
wimpy and defective "confession" reviewed
Dressed in the purple vestments of Lenten
mourning, the 79-year-old pope addressed an audience at St Peter's Basilica on
the Catholic Church's "Day of Forgiveness" for the 2000 Holy Year. He and his
top cardinals grouped the past sins of their church into seven categories. "We
forgive and we ask for forgiveness," the pope said in a clear voice. The pope's
homily did not name groups or historical events, but prayers during the Mass were
more specific. On behalf of the church, five Vatican cardinals and two bishops
made a confession of sin, with a response from the pope.
Edward Cassidy read the prayer for forgiveness for sins against Jews, saying:
"Christians will acknowledge the sins committed by not a few of their number against
the people of the covenant."
This viper has limped all Christians into this comment. Cardinal Cassidy, YOU
take responsibility for the Roman Whore-- Leave Bible believers OUT of this disgusting
display, for we have loved the Jews for centuries.
pope, bishops and cardinals spoke of seven categories of forgiveness: general
sins; sins in the service of truth; against Christian unity; against the Jews;
against respect for love, peace and cultures; against the dignity of women and
minorities, and against human rights.
"We ask forgiveness
for the divisions among Christians, for the use of violence that some Christians
used in the service of the truth and for the behavior of diffidence and hostility
sometimes used toward followers of other religions," the pope said in his homily
before the prayers.
The words "violence in the service
of truth" is an often-used reference to the treatment of heretics during the Inquisition,
the Crusades and the forced conversions of native peoples. "For the role that
each one of us has had, with his behavior, in these evils, contributing to a disfigurement
of the face of the church, we humbly ask forgiveness," he said.
prayer for forgiveness from women and minorities said Christians had been "guilty
of attitudes of rejection and exclusion, consenting to acts of discrimination
on the basis of racial and ethnic differences."
prayer for forgiveness for human rights abuses said Christians had not recognized
Christ in the poor, the persecuted and imprisoned and had too often committed
"acts of injustice by trusting in wealth and power." Referring to abortion, the
pope said Christians had not defended the defenseless, "especially in the first
stages of life."
The pope said Christians had "violated
the rights of ethnic groups and peoples and shown contempt for their cultures
and religious traditions." A prayer mentioned sins against gypsies.
pope often has said Catholics should start the new millennium by seeking forgiveness
for past sins, including those of the church.
this a "purification of memory" necessary for the church to move forward. The
pope also said Christians were ready to forgive others for abuse suffered by Christians
over the centuries.
proves me correct. This "confession" is ONLY a way to give Roman Catholics
deliverance from the record of history against them. This has NOTHING to do with
repentance and confession, for if it did, the Pope would have NAMED those the
Whore Church sinned against, and he would now be busy seeking them out and confessing
sin to their face. This whole exercise is damage control so that the Pope can
take over Jerusalem before he dies. Will the Zionist dead men in Israel go for
it? If we are at the very end of the Church age, the answer is YES.
By a Bible believer on Mea Culpa
STAGE-SETTING FOR ANTICHRIST?
"God of our fathers, you chose Abraham and his descendants
to bring your name to the nations. We are deeply saddened by the behavior of those
who in the course of history have caused these children of yours to suffer, and
asking your forgiveness, we wish to commit ourselves to genuine brotherhood with
the people of the Covenant." -Prayer of forgiveness from Pope John Paul II at
the Western Wall of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem.
Comments: Here the Pope admits that the present Jews is Israel are indeed descended
from Abraham (many go to great lengths to deny this). The "those in history" that
have persecuted Jews (and born again Christians) were the various Popes, though
we do not get so honest a confession. Now what I want to know is what does John
Paul II mean by "people of the Covenant"? What "covenant"? Is the Pope referring
to the LAND covenant that God made with Abraham and his descendants (Gen. 12:7,
etc.)? It appears the stage is being set in the Catholic Church, more and more,
for the fulfillment of Tribulation prophecy:
And he shall CONFIRM THE COVENANT with many for one week: and in the midst of
the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading
of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that
determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Subject: POPE "APOLOGISES" FOR
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000
Belfast Berean 2000
"APOLOGISES" FOR CHURCHES ERRORS
SAYS "SORRY" FOR CATHOLICS' SINS
"APOLOGISES" FOR CHURCHES PAST SINS
Pope has made an unprecedented public apology for the past sins and errors of
the Roman Catholic Cult. "The act of penitence covered events such as the "excesses"
of the Inquisition." But the BBC Rome correspondent said he failed to be
specific on the Medieval Crusades or the failure of Pope Pius XII to speak out
against the Holocaust. It was the first time in the church's history that one
of its leaders had sought such a sweeping pardon.
truth is that we Bereans are not fooled by such "apologises" by
the antichrist Pope. The truth is that the teachings of the Council
of Trent, that made the Inquisition & Holocaust possible are still
in place to this day with Vatican II reconfirming Trent. These teachings are still
being used to kill Bible Christians all over the world even today, and will be
used in the new Inquisition that Rome is secretly planning.
Pope states that "The act of penitence covered events such as the "excesses"
of the Inquisition " So the Pope does not think the Inquisition
was a really a sin but only the "excesses." The Inquisition
was the wholesale slaughter of millions of people, not just some "excesses"
and the false doctrine of the "act of penitence" does
not cover such evil and horrible deeds. What we have from the Pope is a clever
act of damage control, and at the same time will be used to suck people back to
are told in Revelation 17-19 that the Vatican is a whore, who has commited
fornication with the kings of the earth. That the Vatican is "drunken
with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus" and
that "her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities",
so this apology by the Pope is another attempt to make the inhabitants
of the earth drunk with the wine of Rome's fornication.
thinks she will not be judged but it is written "How much she hath glorified
herself, and lived deliciously.....for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen,
and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow." God commands "Come
out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye
be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues." Because
in one day, yes one day, the Vatican will be utterly burned with fire.
people do not be decieved by this so called "apology" from the Pope but at least
be aware of the crimes and sins of the Vatican! Roman Catholic Apologist
will still try to claim these things never happened. Be strong reject the Pope
and call people out of this false system.
HER EVEN AS SHE REWARDED YOU AND DOUBLE UNTO HER DOUBLE ACCORDING TO HER WORKS"
more details on the crimes and sins of the VATICAN read A WOMEN RIDES
THE BEAST by DAVE HUNT [http://www.thebereancall.org]
Bennett and Michael de Semlyen Speak out
Day of Pardon and Papal Penitence Century 21: Biblical Unity or Papal Conformity?
by Richard Bennett and Michael de Semlyen
On Sunday, March 12, the first Sunday of Lent, the
Pope presided over a solemn ceremony called �The Day of Pardon� in St. Peter�s
Basilica, Rome, in which he asked God for forgiveness for the historical wrongs
of the Roman Catholic Church (RCC). The ceremony was presented as another profoundly
significant event in the RC Church�s �Millennium Jubilee Holy Year� and a further
step, unprecedented but necessary, in the process of unity. It was a modern media
event staged for maximum impact to encourage �unity�. The impression given is
that it is a genuine attempt to wipe the slate clean and to apologize for the
past wrongs of the Church.
Careful examination, however, shows that
the Pope�s �Day of Pardon� was in fact not an apology, but rather a day of deception.
In this service, the Pope continually prayed, purportedly as a Christian, while
never admitting any of the horrendous sins of the Church of Rome. An egregious
example from the prepared text that was used is found in Section III, �Confession
of Sins Which Have Harmed the Unity of the Body of Christ�.(1) The set prayer
of the representative of the Roman Curia was as follows, �Let us pray that our
recognition of the sins which have rent the unity of the Body of Christ and wounded
fraternal charity will facilitate the way to reconciliation and communion among
all Christians.� This was followed by silent prayer, and then the prayer of �The
Holy Father� addressed to the �Merciful Father�,
on the night before his Passion your Son prayed for the unity of those who believe
in him: in disobedience to his will, however, believers have opposed one another,
becoming divided, and have mutually condemned one another and fought against one
another. We urgently implore your forgiveness and we beseech the gift of a repentant
heart, so that all Christians, reconciled with you and with one another will be
able, in one body and in one spirit, to experience anew the joy of full communion.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.�
If the Pope and the Roman Curia
were really serious about their prayer offered to Holy God, they must face the
fact that condemning curses of their Council of Trent were not mentioned nor repented
of, including the condemnation of the Biblical Gospel and historical biblical
Christianity, which led to the wholesale slaughter of millions of Christians during
the 667 years of the Inquisition, and which have never been revoked, Vatican Council
II notwithstanding. If this prayer were answered, it would be necessary to dismantle
the RCC with its false gospel, papal infallibility, and �irreformable�(2) ways,
which clearly the Pope and his Curia have no intention of doing.
�The Week of Christian Unity�
The gathering of mainstream churches at St. Paul�s Basilica
in Rome earlier this year is thought to have been the largest assembly of Christian
leaders with a Pope since the Vatican Council II in the early 1960s. On January
18th, the Tuesday of the week which had been designated �The Week of Christian
Unity� in the �Holy Year, 2000�, leaders representing four fifths of Eastern Orthodoxy
gathered alongside Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and Pentecostals. They were
participating in celebration of the opening of the �Holy Door at St. Paul Outside
the Walls�. Archbishop George Carey, Primate of the Church of England, and Metropolitan
Athanasius, representing Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople and head of
the Orthodox Church, knelt on either side of Pope John Paul II before the newly
opened door. Only one cushion had been provided as it was thought that only the
Pope would kneel, but when they both fell to their knees, too, the Pope called
out, �Unity! Thank you!� It was a highly symbolic moment.
had every reason to express his gratitude to the Churches represented and the
two men flanking him. After all, in May 1999, the joint Anglican Roman Catholic
International Commission (ARCIC) had issued a statement �recognizing the Pope
as the overall authority in the Christian World� and describing him as �a gift
to be received by all Churches�, (a gift yet to be accepted by the Synod of the
Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion, however). Five months later
in October, 1999, on Reformation Day, the Roman Catholic and Lutheran Churches
had signed a joint declaration announcing that their opposing views on justification
have been reconciled.(3) With this declaration of reconciliation and unity, the
way seems clear for the Lutherans to join the Anglicans in accepting Papal primacy.
The frosty relationship of earlier years with the Russian Orthodox Church has
warmed up and a Papal visit to Moscow and a meeting with Patriarch Alexy II is
being discussed. Pentecostals and Charismatics have accelerated their Romeward
journey and Evangelical leaders who have signed ECT (�Evangelicals and Catholics
Together�) have led very large numbers of Evangelicals to kneel before the open
�holy� door that the Roman Catholic Church offers them.
words that day were couched in the language associating equality with freedom.
Carefully concealed in his response was the non-negotiable agenda of the Roman
Catholic Church, for rather than looking for unity based on truth, the Papacy,
as ever, is seeking to secure conformity through compromise. The �ecumenical dialogue�
referred to by the Pope during the January 18th ceremony, is clearly governed
by a special set of rules. Vatican Council II�s post conciliar Document No. 42
on ecumenism states that ��dialogue is not an end in itself�it is not just an
academic discussion.�(4) Rather, �ecumenical dialogue...serves to transform modes
of thought and behavior and the daily life of those [non-Catholic] communities.
In this way, it aims at preparing the way for their unity of faith in the bosom
of a Church one and visible.�(5)
That the papacy expects this process
of dialogue to take time to accomplish its stated aim of bringing all Christian
churches under its authority is clear when she says, ��.little by little, as the
obstacles to perfect ecclesial communion are overcome, all Christians will be
gathered, in a common celebration of the Eucharist [the Mass] into that unity
of the one and only Church.�This unity, we believe, dwells in the Catholic Church
as something we can never lose.�(6)
�little by little� approach of the Vatican II document are now giant steps.
How many present at the January 18th gathering understand what is really
happening? The Pope�s official position is that �ecumenical encounter is not merely
an individual work, but also a task of the [RC] Church, which takes precedence
over all individual opinions.�(7) Thus the opinions of others present on January
18th are �individual opinions� and worthless. The final goal of any dialogue with
the RCC is, first and foremost, �unity� in a visible and specific ritual under
the authority of the Roman Catholic Church, �all Christians will be gathered,
in a common celebration of the Eucharist into that unity of the one and only Church�.unity
we believe dwells in the Catholic Church as something she can never lose.� She
could hardly state it more clearly.
Unity: true and false
Very different from this man-made spurious
unity is the true unity of believers in Christ. The foundation of Christian unity
is the position of believers �in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ.�(8)
The Lord�s prayer in John 17:21 for unity is answered in the life of an individual
who is justified by God�s saving grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
The fact that the Lord Jesus Christ prayed for unity means that unity of believers
is actual. God, the Father of His people, Who before the world existed chose the
believers to be in Christ His Son, justified them through His righteousness, and
upon saving them, places them in Him, and will preserve them in that unity unto
the culmination of all things. Believers are placed into the unity which is in
Christ Jesus, a unity which they themselves did not establish, but which they
are commanded to maintain. In the words of the Apostle Paul, they are �to keep
the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.�(9)
The same Apostle shows clearly the ground of true
unity: �There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of
your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who
is above all, and through all, and in you all.�(10) Believers, therefore, who
adhere to God only and His Written Word, as did the Lord and the Apostles after
Him (�Sola Scriptura�) are one in body, in Spirit, and in truth. They are saved
before the all-Holy God by grace alone (�Sola Gratia�), through faith alone (�Sola
Fide�), and in Christ alone (�Solo Christo�) and all glory and praise is to God
alone (�Soli Deo Gloria�). These five biblical principles together show the foundation
of true unity in the Lord. They have helped the persecuted church through the
centuries to hold fast to the simplicity of the Gospel. True ecumenism is fellowship
or working together in adherence to the five basic biblical principles that maintain
the foundation of true unity in the Lord. To the degree to which these key basic
biblical standards are embraced, true unity will be evident.
On the other hand, false ecumenism, typically institutionalized,
is the joining together for common causes of professing Christian groups, when
in fact one or more of the parties involved are unconverted. While purporting
to confess the Lord Jesus Christ according to the Scriptures, for the most part
the five biblical principles that display the basis of true unity in the Lord
are compromised. The extent to which these principles are not upheld usually shows
the inclination of the church or group to submit to Rome. The World Council of
Churches is such an institution. Within it, there is no agreement on any of the
five principles that demonstrate the fact that the foundation of true unity is
in the Lord Jesus Christ alone. The Pope and his Church, likewise in apostasy
from the true Gospel, are also without any of the five biblical standards. Counterfeiting
the body of the Lord Jesus Christ, they are intent on finding successful ways
to bind all to the very visible, active and attractive pontifical throne.
Pope defines conformity
In his official letter, �That they May Be One�, the Pope defines
�The Catholic Church, both in her praxis and in her solemn
documents, holds that the communion of the particular Churches with the Church
of Rome, and of their Bishops with the Bishops of Rome is, in God�s plan, an essential
requisite of full and visible communion.� (11)
To arrive at that point
of full unity, a different set of five principles must be adopted, principles
that actually deny all five parameters of biblical truth. According to the Pope,
�It is already possible to identify the areas in need of fuller study before a
true consensus of faith can be achieved:
(1) the relationship between
Sacred Scripture, as the highest authority in matters of faith, and Sacred Tradition,
as indispensable to the interpretation of the Word of God;
(2) the Eucharist,
as the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ, an offering of praise to the
Father, the sacrificial memorial and Real Presence of Christ and the sanctifying
outpouring of the Holy Spirit;
(3) Ordination, as a Sacrament, to the threefold
Ministry of the episcopate, presbyterate and diaconate;
(4) the Magisterium
of the Church, entrusted to the Pope and the Bishops in communion with him, understood
as a responsibility and an authority exercised in the name of Christ for teaching
and safeguarding the faith;
(5) the Virgin Mary, as Mother of God and Icon
of the Church, the spiritual Mother who intercedes for Christ�s disciples and
for all humanity.� (12)
The Pope�s objective in declaring his
five principles is that a ubiquitous visible conformity to the Church of Rome
should be forged in accordance with and manifested through her institution alone.
Thus the Pope decrees, ��it is now necessary to advance towards the visible unity
which is required and sufficient and which is manifested in a real and concrete
way, so that the Churches may truly become a sign of that full communion in the
one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church which will be expressed in the common
celebration of the Eucharist.� (13)
The RCC is attempting to forge
a man-made unity, visible by means of an institution to which all must conform.
Such a conception stands in direct contradiction to the reality of believers who,
having been placed invisibly in Christ by God, are to maintain the bond of unity
given them by the Holy Spirit.
Unity to be Attained by Power and Penalty
What is this conformity
now so passionately advocated by the Pope? How would it be applied in practice?
From all previous experience, and the official teaching of the same Pope in his
Canon Law, those fully participating will be obliged to submit their faculties
of both mind and will to �the Holy Father� [the Pope], to his decrees, and to
the dogma of his Church. Thus present day Roman law decrees, Canon 752 �A religious
respect of intellect and will, even if not the assent of faith, is to be paid
to the teaching which the Supreme Pontiff or the college of bishops enunciate
on faith or morals when they exercise the authentic magisterium even if they do
not intend to proclaim it with a definitive act...�
In this official
law Rome enunciates, in clearer terms than any cult states, the necessity of suppressing
one�s God given faculties, that of mind and will. This is not only demanded, the
new Canon Law, the �Papal Code� codified by the present Pope, includes a section
entitled �Punishment of Offenses against Ecclesiastical Authorities and the Freedom
of the Church�. Under the heading, �The Punishment of Offenses in General�, the
Inquisition appears again as from old times, for Canon 1311 states, �The Church
has an innate and proper right to coerce offending members of the Christian faithful
by means of penal sanctions.�(14)
A brief acquaintance with history
readily reveals that coercion is a term that the Roman Church understands very
well. Naturally, when ushering all comers into her big tent, she makes light of
its implications; but when once again in direct control of the levers of political
power (which may well be provided by the fast advancing European superstate),
Canon 1311 could acquire that same notoriety as those which have so darkened the
pages of history.
It is important to remember always that the Roman
Papacy is an absolute monarchy and also a secular government. Enormously wealthy,
it has territorial sovereignty, its court, nobles, and diplomatic corps; its detective
force and secret service; its laws, advocates, and system of jurisprudence as
well as prison; taxes, bank, foreign treaties and concordats, enormous political
influence, ambitious plans and policies, all as much as any secular kingdom. And
it still has the Inquisition, now styled the Office of the Doctrine of the Faith,
headed by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.
of the Lamb understands Apostate Church
Believers of old were
clear to call the Roman Catholic Church�s imposed conformity �Satan's seat� or
the Antichrist. This was known and spoken of even through the Middle Ages by Dante
Alghieri (d. 1321), John Wycliff (d. 1384), John Huss (d. 1415), Savonarola (d.
1498), and William Tyndale (c. l536). So Rome�s conformity was described as Antichrist
from the time of Reformation by Martin Luther (d. 1546), Nicholas Ridley (d. 1554),
John Bradford (d. 1555), and John Foxe (d. 1587), and in more recent times by
Isaac Newton (d. 1727) and Jonathan Edwards (d. 1758). Now as the �Holy� Roman
Empire revives in the European Superstate, can believers afford to remain ignorant
of both history and Biblical prophecy as understood throughout the centuries?
Confident believers of old saw that unity is in Christ and, consequently, warned
of the conformity with Rome. They both knew the true church in Christ, and recognized
the apostate Church in Rome. Understanding that unity with the Roman Catholic
Church always meant submission to her traditions and finally obedience to her
Pope, they rejoiced that their unity was in the Beloved, rather than dallying
Extravagantly, apparently without trembling, the Pope has again
fulfilled the Lord�s prophetic Word (II Thessalonians 2:3-12) depicting the Man
of Sin and Son of Perdition. The sitting Pope purports to take for himself a Divine
position. Thus in Section III of the prepared program for the �Day of Pardon�,
�The Holy Father� is mentioned eight times. Nonetheless in the RCC, this title
does not denote the All Holy One in heaven, but rather the sitting Pope. Seen
in the light of Scripture, the RCC Pope who claims to be Christian, clearly is
one "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, showing himself that
he is God� (v. 4) The Pope of the RCC goes further when by taking to himself the
title of �The Vicar of Christ�, he presumes to take the place of Christ Himself,
teacher, shepherd, and priest. This also is clearly tantamount to �as God sit[ting]
in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.� The assertion is not simply
made, for the Pope's law gives it teeth in exacting submission of mind and will
and promising punitive action against those who fail to obey, as Canon 752 and
1311 document. He is the worst and greatest enemy of Christ who under the pretence
of service to Christ, presumes to undermine His unique offices by covertly usurping
His position and power.
H. Spurgeon clearly understood these things. His timely words still apply,
Since he was cursed who rebuilt Jerico, much more the man who
labors to restore Popery among us. In our fathers� days the gigantic walls of
Popery fell by the power of their faith, the perseverance of their efforts, and
the blast of their gospel trumpets; and now there are some who would rebuild that
accursed system upon its old foundation. O Lord, be pleased to thwart their unrighteous
endeavors, and pull down every stone, which they build. It should be a serious
business with us to be thoroughly purged of every error which may have a tendency
to foster the spirit of Popery; and when we have made a clean sweep at home we
should seek in every way to oppose its all to rapid spread abroad in the church
and in the world.(15)
Permission is given by
the authors to print and copy this article if it is done in its entirety without
Permission is given is also given to place it in its entirety
without any changes on WebPages
The Berean Beacon WebPage address:
Richard Bennett: firstname.lastname@example.org
de Semlyen: email@example.com
(2) �This infallibility, however, with which the divine redeemer wished to
endow his Church in defining doctrine pertaining to faith and morals...the Roman
Pontiff...enjoys...when...he proclaims in an absolute decision...For this reason
his definitions are rightly said to be irreformable by their very nature...� No.
28, Lumen Gentium, in Vatican Council II The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents,
Austin Flannery, Ed., 1981 ed. (Northport, NY: Costello Publ. Co., 1975) p. 380.
(3) See Richard Bennett�s analysis, �The Roman Catholic-Lutheran �Joint Declaration
on the Doctrine of Justification�: A Denial of the Gospel and the Righteousness
(4) Flannery, No. 42, �Reflections and Suggestions Concerning
Ecumenical Dialogue�, S.P.U.C., 15 August 1975, p.549.
(5) Ibid., pp. 540-1.
Bolding in any quotation indicates emphasis added in this paper.
(7) Ibid., p. 545.
(8) 1 Thessalonians 1:1.
(10) Ephesians 4:4-6.
(11)Ut Unum Sint, �That They May Be One:
On Commitment to Ecumenism�, John Paul II (Washington, DC: United States Catholic
Conference) Publ. No. 5-050, Para. 97.
(12)Ibid., Para. 79.
(14) Code of Canon Law, Latin-English Edition (Washington, DC:
Canon Law Society of America, 1983).
(15) Morning and Evening, on Joshua
Writer from the Secular Press Speaks
By John Leo
(US News Online)
Note: I have taken the liberty
of replacing the word "Christian" with "Roman Catholic" throughout this document.
To blame Christians for the sins of the Papacy, as the Pope does, is scandalous
- Tony P.
The Vatican confesses,
but is it enough?
The Catholic Church has
been confessing its faults and sins for many years now, particularly its treatment
of Jews. By one count, Pope John Paul II alone has made over a hundred confessions
of Roman Catholic failure. Many Catholics are now weary and wary of the apology
process, and non-Catholics who comment on all the apologizing are tired of saying,
in effect, "That's nice, but can you please be a bit more specific?"
Vatican effort this time is the strongest and most solemn to date, a formal theological
statement, "Memory and Reconciliation," combined with a confession on behalf of
all Catholics by the pope and various cardinals built into the liturgy of a papal
In the twilight of his papacy, Pope John Paul II
clearly wanted to make an impact. We can assume that he was also trying to commit
the next pope, who is very likely to be an aged and cautious member of the Vatican
bureaucracy, to his own active policy of reconciliation.
the Vatican's statement and liturgy have many of the same flaws as earlier efforts.
Once again, a Catholic expression of regret relies too heavily on the passive
voice, always a sign that we are about to swerve away from candor. We read about
"the suffering endured by the people of Israel" rather than the Roman Catholics
who helped the Nazis impose all the suffering. Still, the document is better than
"We Remember," the Vatican's 1998 effort, which abstractly lamented anti Semitic
slanders that "have circulated" and catastrophes that "befell the Jewish people."
(Mistakes were made.)
"Memory and Reconciliation," the
new document, tiptoes gingerly up to Roman Catholic complicity in the Holocaust
by saying that the behavior of Roman Catholics "was not that which might have
been expected from Christ's followers." No, I guess not.
language. Some of the misty abstractions are baffling. "Purification of memory,"
which the pope keeps calling for, might make sense in Latin or Italian but fails
to register at all in English. "Methods of violence and intolerance used in the
past to evangelize" is probably a good enough short label for the forced conversions
of native peoples, but "force in the service of truth," a reference to the Inquisition,
doesn't really capture the flavor of people being tortured and burned at the stake.
Can't we just have more plain talk?
Referring to the
Crusades and the Inquisition, the document says: "Isn't it a bit too easy to judge
people of the past by the conscience of today... almost as if moral conscience
were not situated in time?" Correct answer: No. Many of the valiant crusaders
used to warm up for their long trip to the Holy Land by butchering some local
Jews, just for practice. The Roman Catholic moral conscience should have judged
acts like these just as clearly in 1099 as the pope and most of the world would
today. Yes, some moral norms change over time, but Catholics are not famous for
their belief in moral and cultural relativism. An unsuspected respect for relativism
really shouldn't show up in the middle of a confession for the Crusades and the
The document says the Holocaust "was certainly
the result of the pagan ideology of Nazism." The Vatican has to stop inserting
this line into its expressions of sorrow to the Jews. It's a way of discounting
Roman Catholic anti Semitism as a major factor in the extermination of Europe's
Jews. Apart from the scale of the killings, there was nothing in the Nazi program
for the Jews that hadn't been pioneered by centuries of Roman Catholic practice:
from the forced wearing of a yellow badge, isolation, and rituals of humiliation
to expropriation of property, banishment, and pogroms. The Nazis may have drawn
their direct inspiration from a post-Roman Catholic version of purely racial anti
Semitism. But Roman Catholicity clearly prepared the way and lit the fuse.
It's true that popes and Roman Catholic princes intervened
periodically over the centuries to protect Jews and usher in periods of relative
tolerance. But it is also true that contempt, hatred, and vilification of Jews
have been at or near the heart of Roman Catholic experience for most of two millennia.
It is the longest record of sustained oppression in human history. The anti-Jewish
message was carried not just by excitable mobs and popular prejudice but by theologians,
popes, bishops, saints, and official pronouncements and councils of "the church."
Under this remarkable pope, the Catholic Church is trying
hard to come to terms with its anti Semitic tradition. But its official statements
are still pockmarked by verbal diversions, fears about the reputation of Pius
XII, legends of (virtually non-existent) church resistance to the Nazis, and odd
claims that the Roman Catholics and Jews of Germany were somehow equal victims
of Hitler. This won't do.
Jewish critics seem like terrible
nags to so many Catholics, after all these apologies. But the critics know, as
most Catholics do not, that Roman Catholics are nowhere near getting to the bottom
of their anti Semitic tradition. This is why Catholic-Jewish relations still have
a quality of polite unreality about them.
the Bible says about Mea Culpa
John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is
not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we
have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
THEOLOGICAL DOUBLESPEAK "...Pope John Paul II is expected to continue his practice
of asking forgiveness for the sins committed by Catholics over the past 2,000
years. ...This year's Lent is special for the pope. For years, he has been asking
Catholics to repent, pray and prepare the church to begin a fresh springtime of
evangelism in 2000...The pope, a former theology and philosophy professor, is
precise in his language. He never apologizes for the church but for the actions
of its human leaders and followers, including popes. This theological distinction
demands some attention. The pope talks about the sins of the 'sons and daughters
of the church' because the church is more than just its human element, according
to Catholic theology...The Second Vatican Council called upon the people to reform
the church, while stressing that the church is 'a sacrament of communion with
God, and, unity with humanity,' said the Rev. Thomas Esselman, a systematic theology
professor at Aquinas Institute of Theology in midtown St. Louis....Esselman understands
that this theological language can confuse those who don't know Catholic theology..."
(Baptist.org - St. Louis Post, March 11, 2000 AD)
"Confess," as used in the Word of God, means "say the same thing."
The Pope is in fact trying to pass the buck and cover the sin of the Whore. He
is making unspoken people the wicked, and the Whore is reserved as pure. We are
calling his bluff, and we declare his confession void. Te non absolvo you phony
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another,
is to be confessed personally, not in mass rallies. Sin is to be named, not generalized.
The confession of the Pope was not based in repentance and shame for offending
any one victim, and there have been millions whom the Whore destroyed.
John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but
judge righteous judgment.
Pope has been campaigning for appearance. He wants a new perception. His confession
was precisely the same bilge the Clinton dumped on us over his whorelette, Monica.
The Pope must be judged for what he is-- A false witness and antichrist.
2 Corinthians 7:11 For behold this selfsame thing, that
ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what
clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement
desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves
to be clear in this matter.
Pope takes not revenge on evil. He calls for us all to just drop all the issues
and say it is OK. Well, not yet buster. AFTER you have named the sins of the ages,
and sought out the people offended, and made reparations, you will be forgiven.
If this is too big a thing to ask, then this alone shows how awfully monstrous
the sins of the Whore really are.
Ezekiel 44:23 And they shall teach my people the difference
between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and
24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall
judge it according to my judgments:
refuse to allow the offender to broker and define the confession and the offense.
The righteous are those who must speak and name the offense. Then, if the Pope
is truly repentant, he will "confess" or agree with the righteous. Until
then, the Whore, the Pope, and all Catholics who are part of the offense remain
Lamb from New Zealand on Mea Culpa
a criminal past by saying sorry
Old Friend" (That's Israel referring to it's old time worse enemy the Pope
of Rome) we read:
"JERUSALEM, March 16 (Reuters) - Israel
will mount the biggest security operation for a foreign dignitary in its 52-year
history next week to guard the life of Pope John Paul."Incredible
but true; and over the last few years the Vatican has been pulling every string
to make this tour possible in preparation for him to become the international
Shepherd / Guardian of the city it acknowledges as the eternal capital
of the world. Think about it!? This will mean the Pontiff will officially
become the first universal leader of the world. This is why it was imperative
(as we warned everyone last year) for the Vatican to make an official declaration
"One leader who has faced up to the real
challenge of the Millennium is Pope John Paul II. He has called on all Christians
(not just Roman Catholics) to
make a 'collective examination of conscience'
about acts committed in the first two millennia, before entering the next.
According to this stimulating book* by Luigi Accatolli, the Vatican correspondent
of Corriere della Sera, the Pope has apologized publicly 94 times as head of the
Catholic Church. These apologies cover events far back in history, such as the
split with Eastern Christians, the Crusades and the Catholic Church's condemnation
of Martin Luther, and more recent ones, such as Catholics' involvement in the
Rwandan genocide. John Paul II had no personal part in these events, but as representative
of his Church, he feels a duty to offer an apology for these times when her children
strayed far from God's path. Accatolli describes these different apologies
in detail. Of the Inquisition, for instance, the Pope wrote in his encyclical
on the advent of the third Millennium, 'The sons and daughters of the Church must
return with a spirit of repentance... [to] acquiescence given... to intolerance
and even to violence in the service of truth.' In his Memorandum to Cardinals
in 1994, he reflected on the 'violence perpetrated in the name of faith: religious
wars, the courts of Inquisition and other forms of violation of the rights of
individuals. From these kind of coercive measures came the crimes of Hitler's
Nazism and Marxist Stalinism.'"
Same old story ...
"Sorry I got found out, not sorry for the wrong of what I done!" The scriptures
speak of two types of 'sorrys' (sorrowfulnesses, regrets, changing of minds):
2 Cor. 7: 8-9. Now I rejoice, not that ye were made
sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after
a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. For godly sorrow
worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world
worketh death. One comes from genuine, fair dinkum, repentance; which is
an innermost remorse for what one has done, along with a willingness to put right
no matter the cost. The other "sorry" comes from a regret for the misjudgements
one has done in the past, as it became evident it left details, undeniable acts,
and loose ends, to be unravelled, exposed and highlighted when it would resurface
at a later date as historical facts, through better enlightenment and education.
This is why some of the information of this character is timely ... because
some discerning saints who see scripture as their final backup in everything,
believe the Holy Spirit to be the only true agent for truth, and are not influenced
by the programming methods of censored/rewritten history, who choose to study
to show themselves approved unto God. How do we know whether it is a godly sorrow
or worldly sorrow? Answer ... motive!!
speak of bringing forth therefore fruits meet for repentance.
In other words ... what is answerable to repentance, whether there is no
hidden guile or hidden agenda. Everything about Rome appears to be calculated,
schemed, delivered at an expedient time. Nothing to do with acting out of
deep shame or remorse, with repentance towards a holy God with whom we have to
do. The latter has nothing to do with timing and agenda. But everything
to do with urgency and falling on our faces before an all consuming God who is
both our Maker and Judge. The Pope apologizing publickly the other day
was again premeditated, calculated, and made in advance of his coming March 22
visit to Israel as part of the Jubilee
A New Age manoeuvre, where the last 2000
years are going to be buried and the next 1000 years universally committed to
a new beginning where all religions unite as one under the Pope, or an "elected"
predecessor. This man will no doubt be the antichrist, who signs a final
seven years of peace in the "Holy Land". The conditions of this peace will be
the internationalization of Jerusalem, the surrender of all nonnegotiable land
(like the Golan Heights) and national security, to be replaced by an international
peace keeping force to secure "questionable" boundaries. In other words
... the destruction of Israel: 1 Thessalonians
5:3. For when they shall say, Peace and safety
(security); then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman
with child; and they shall not escape. Verse
9. For God hath not appointed us (both Jew and Gentile in Christ)
to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Remember Judas (the son of perdition) repented too! A type of the antichrist
(the son of perdition). But what did he do with the Son of God? For
the only repentance the Lord acknowledges is repentance towards God through His
"DAVID MCALLISTER" firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: JEWS CHALLENGE
VATICAN OVER HOLOCAUST
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000
31:35-37 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, [and] the
ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the
sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts [is] his name: If those ordinances
depart from before me, saith the LORD, [then] the seed of Israel also shall cease
from being a nation before me for ever. Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can
be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also
cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.
CHALLENGE VATICAN OVER HOLOCAUST
Jews have called upon the Vatican to change its policy and open up its records
on the Holocaust. The call, by the chairman of the Holocaust Educational Trust,
follows an apology by the Pope for Catholic's mistreatment of people of other
faiths. Lord Janner said the Pope's speech - part of a unprecedented Day of Pardon
Mass - was "worthy and generous." However he urged the Vatican to follow others
in being open about the Nazi era.
Hitler said "As for the Jews, I am just carrying on with the same policy
which the Catholic Church has adopted for 1500 years.....when it regarded the
Jews as dangerous and pushed them into ghettos, etc., because it knew what the
Jews were like..."
of the Council of Trent, laws were set forth to establish who was a heretic and history
shows us that the Vatican legally slaughtered "heretics" to
cleanse the Land of Christians and Jews. As the Second Vatican Council commenced
in 1963, Pope John XXIII declared, "I do accept entirely all
that has been decided and declared at the Council of Trent" and
this includes the 100 or so anathema's against Bible Christians.
truth is that the teachings of the Council of Trent, made the Inquisition &
Holocaust possible and these teachings are still being used to kill Bible Christians
all over the world even today. Adolph Hitler was never excommunicated as a Catholic
for his crimes against the Jews. Instead, the Vatican considered him to be a hero.
Hitler, Mussolini and Franco were backed by the Vatican and this is what
a Catholic newspaper in Spain said about Hitler the day he died:-
Hitler, son of the Catholic Church, died while defending Christianity. [Roman
Catholicism] It is therefore understandable that words cannot be found to
lament over his death, when so many were found to exalt his life. Over his moral
remains stands his victorious moral figure, with the palm of the martyr; God gives
Hitler the laurels of victory."
media is very pro-Catholic and Bible Christians are portrayed as narrow minded
bigots and people believe their can't be another Inquisition. They say Rome has
changed sure Vatican II changed everything. Sorry not so they have claimed to
have made tremendous changes, but its the same system under a new coat of paint.
The Pope is portrayed as a man of peace however the Scriptures warn that Antichrist
will by peace destroy many.
truth is that Rome is secretly planning another Inquisition they are getting their
people into powerful positions history is being re-written and covered up. Because
of the popular roman false teaching that
the church has replaced the nation of Israel as the true people of God, and
that God has no more dealings with the Jews, it will make it even easier for Satan
through the Vatican to stir up more violent aggressive anti-Semitism.
And who will care enough to resist them?
The Roman Whore wrote a Concordat with Adolph Hitler,
and the reigning Pope during Hitler's Reich exalted the Nazis, and the Ustachi
troops in Poland and Serbia were 100% Catholic Priests. They wore the uniform
of Hitler, but they gave the two finger Papal salute rather than the common Nazi
salute. Hitler loved it. Also, in the USA, Roman Catholic priests preched Nazism
on the radio and exalted Hitler. Roman priests openly demanded that the US stay
out of the WW II and demanded Hitler be given all of Europe. The Jews in Israel
DO have reason for the following thoughts.
have welcomed the Pope's apologies for the past misdeeds of the Catholic church
- but expressed disappointment that he did not make specific mention of the church's
role during the Holocaust.
Israel's Chief Rabbi, Israel Meir Lau,
said he hoped the Pope would make a more specific apology during his pilgrimage
to Israel later this month, when he is due to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial
Rabbi Lau said he was "a little bit disappointed"
that the Pope had made no mention of the Holocaust or the controversial role of
Pope Pius XII, who many Jews believe turned a blind eye to the Nazi death camps.
In the United Kingdom, the chairman of the Holocaust Educational
Trust, Lord Greville Janner, said the Pope's apology represented a "worthy" sentiment
which now had to be turned into action. He called on the Vatican to open its archives
to allow investigation of the church's role during World War II.
I now challenge the Pope to explain why he worked in a gas plant and helped deliver
the gas to be used to kill Jews. This is the reason the Pope will never open the
archives. It would make all the scandels of history seem small peanuts. See our
article on the Pope and Hitler's Nazism.
Pope Attacks Bible believers
Why isn't the pope
blasted as "intolerant" when he warns against the danger of various doctrines
defended by Bible believing Christians?
The Salt Lake Tribune (Oct.17,
1998), in regard to a recent encyclical letter of the pope, reported: "The pontiff
is especially worried about what he sees as a form of fideism labeled 'biblicism,'
in which study of the Bible becomes 'the sole criterion of truth.'"
Pope must confess the sin of questioning the Word of God as the sole authority
of the Lord Jesus Christ's Church.
Small Handful of Offenses by old Mother Whore
The Crusades against the Arabs in Israel where thousands were massacred and raped.
The killing and hunting of the Donatists in North Africa
3. The murder
4. The attempt at genocide with the Waldenseans, Serbians,
Hus and King Wenseslaw, and England.
5. The assassination of Abraham
6. All the pedophile priests who have made lust nests and
tea houses of their rectories.
7. The Jesuits and Dominicans and
others who have tried to sabotage the preaching of the Gospel in virtually every
missionfield of the world where the Gospel was preached.
8. The tormenting
and reduction to poverty of Mexico, South and Central America, and the Indians
9. The infiltration of Bible believing churches by
Jesuits and Opus Dei in order to destroy them. This happened to me personally.
The dumbing down of millions of Catholics by withholding the Word of God from
them for centuries.
11. The destruction of thousands of woman's'
minds in nunneries, as well as the torture and rape of these women.
The massacre of untold thousands of babies at birth by dropping them into lime
pits under monasteries and convents.
13. The corruption of the Word
of God by soliciting Satanic Greek texts from the Gnostics of Egypt.
The evil of teaching that man cannot be saved by faith alone and know that he
is destined to be with Christ at death.
There are just
a handful. Many thousands more offenses need to be named. Is it fair to ask this?
Well, old Mother Whore took 1700 years to pervert the truth, massacre millions
of her victims, and try to bury the evidence. It most certainly IS appropriate
to suggest that the alleged "Holy Office' look in the mirror of history and
list her sins and confess them publicly. Until this is done, there will be NO
THE COMPLETE TEXT OF THE POPE'S ALLEGED CONFESSION
TO ENTRY PAGE OF THE JOURNAL