I guess I do need to write this post, given the fact that so many of my friends and acquaintances on Facebook had to rush and tell everyone that “we have a new pope.” I immediately responded with this:
BTW, “WE” did not just choose a new pope. Remember brothers and sisters in the LORD, “We” are not Catholic. We are protestants. The pope is AN anti-christ and is seated as the head of the church, whereas we believe that only Christ is the head of the church (Read Colossians). So please, fellow protestants and Christians, quit lauding this as something special. It’s just another move of the apostate Roman Catholic Church.
Let the Timothy bashing begin. How dare I say anything against our newest celebrity, or should I say, our celebrity du jour? How dare I infer that there might be some truth that is actually confrontational? How dare I stand on some convictions?
I’m always surprised that those who stand on their own convictions against those who have convictions. But alas, that is the fallen world we live in.
My point is that this is not a great day because the apostate Roman Catholic Church has elected another man to fill the office of pope, which is what we see as an anti-Christ. Now allow me to state what it means to be an anti-Christ. An anti-Christ is anyone who stands in the place of Christ. The pope is the vicar of Christ or the head of the church, according to the RCC. Yet Colossians makes it clear that Jesus is the only head of the church. Colossians is an actual book of the Bible for those of you who don’t know. It is authoritative on who the head of the church really is. So for some man to assume such a position is to place himself in the position of Christ, making himself an anti-Christ. Lots of people do this, but the pope is an official position of the RCC in doing so.
This is one of the many reasons why I am a protestant and not RCC. The Bible is the only authority, not the RCC. Therefore for someone to claim to be the head of the church is to go against Scripture.
BTW, I had one gooey liberal defriend me on Facebook over this. I count this as a badge of honor. The last thing a liberal can handle is someone standing for the truth.