Leaders should not meet with pope
    January 12 2015 by Tim McKittrick, Stony Point, N.C.

    Recently Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life, met with the pope.
     
    Neither Moore nor Warren should have met with the pope in my opinion. Warren even called for Christians to unite with Catholics. Moore and Warren should repent of this.
     
    Other than to evangelize them, there are at least three reasons why Southern Baptists and other Christians should not meet with or join forces with Catholics.
     
    First, in its approach to God, Roman Catholicism practices bowing down before images and relics, encourages praying to the saints and promotes Mary worship. All of these constitute idolatry, which scripture condemns.
     
    Second, in its approach to the Bible, Roman Catholicism elevates church tradition, church councils and the pope to a higher authority than the Word of God.
     
    Third, in its approach to salvation, Roman Catholicism does not believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Roman Catholicism adds sacramental works to through faith, by grace and in Christ. Scripture makes it clear that justification is by faith apart from works of the Law, and that we are saved by grace through faith and not of works.
     
    Other concerns include forbidding priests to marry, the belief in purgatory and Rome’s history of persecution of Bible believing Christians.
     
    Second Corinthians 6:14 says, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?

    Tim McKittrick
    Stony Point, N.C.

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    Warren, Moore made good decision

    1/12/2015 4:10:24 PM by Tim McKittrick, Stony Point, N.C. | with 1 comments
    Filed under: Catholicism, letter to the editor, Pope




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Amen. finally someone is bold enough to state this. Thank you! 2 Cor. 6:14
1/13/2015 7:04:04 PM

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