The Gospel of John Verse by Verse (John 1:1-John 21:25)
“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:6-10)
The Deceitfulness of Roman Catholicism
As you already know, I am a former Roman Catholic and I was saved out of that deceptive religious system all the way back in 1989. I must tell you that it is a miracle to be saved and born again of the Spirit. These are some of the videos which deal with and expose the false doctrines within the church of Rome. We are living in amazing times and there is nothing more precious in this world than a human soul and that includes yours. The Roman Catholic system including the present Pope Francis (real name Jorge Bergolglio) has been pushing for “Christian Unity” for a very long time now. On the surface this call for “Christian unity” appears to be a wonderful thing, but I caution you not to become ensnared by it at all. As an ex-Roman Catholic I have been warning fellow Christians about Rome’s call for a so called “Christian Unity” for some time now, but it usually falls upon deaf ears. With those words in mind, I ask you to read the words of the late Leonard Ravenhill regarding the Roman Catholic church.
“Evangelists today are wide-eyed to the might of Communism, but tight lipped at the menace of Romanism. America would shake from coast to coast in twenty-four hours if some preacher, anointed with the Holy Ghost, gave the Roman Catholic Church a broadside! We stir national interest against the cruel, half-civilized Mau Mau (wicked enough), but powwow with, and pander to, the Roman Catholic Church! These priests who dope mens souls, these idolatrous “masses,” these Calvary eclipsing prayers to Mary, these miserable millions cheated in life and in death by the greatest forgery Lucifer ever made.” (Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill, Bethany House Publishers, 1988, Copyright 1959)
REVIEWS: Keith Green's Catholic Chronicles
So who is this Keith Green character, and what are the Catholic Chronicles Gospel Tracts all about anyway? Keith Green (10-21-53 / 7-28-82) was a talented musician who had a powerful Christian salvation experience and eventually recorded Christian music and performed in many evangelistic concerts also. Keith’s concerts were not your usual run of the mill type of concert but they also included his fiery preaching to the youth of his time. Unfortunately Keith Green died at the age of 28 along with eleven others in a small plane crash on the property of their Last Days Ministries in Garden Valley, Texas which he operated along with his wife Melody. The dead included their three year old son Josiah and their two year old daughter Bethany. The Last Days Ministries published many different gospel tracts on various topics which included “The Catholic Chronicles.”The Catholic Chronicle tracts were pulled out of circulation shortly after Keith died but I was able to secure an original set of the four tracts online. I did these reviews so that others might be able to know what was contained in those tracts and how he spoke concerning the Roman Catholic church. Here is a quote by Keith Green from the original Catholic Chronicle tracts:
It is obvious by even this brief glimpse into the doctrines of mortal and venial sins, confession, penance, and purgatory, that the Roman Catholic Church has constructed one of the most unbiblical doctrinal systems that has ever been considered “Christian”. The fear, anguish, and religious bondage that such a system of “reward and punishment” creates, has tormented millions of lives for centuries, and continues to prey on those who are ignorant of the biblical way of salvation.
To merely call such a system “a cult”, would be to throw it into the vast category of religions and quasi-religions that are currently making the rounds of our college campuses and city streets, snatching up many an unsuspecting youth. No, the Roman Church is not a cult. It’s an empire! [Keith Green, The Catholic Chronicles]
I know that many will not be convinced or moved by this article (or any of the others) to make such a conclusion. They are impressed by what they’ve heard about recent stirrings among the Catholics in the “charismatic renewal”. Many evangelicals (especially Charismatics) have been thrilled by the reports of Catholics speaking in tongues, dancing in the Spirit, having nights of joy and praise, even attending “charismatic masses”.
Mouths that used to speak out boldly against the Church of Rome have been quieted by the times. It no longer is in vogue to speak of the pope as “the antichrist” or the Catholic Church as the “whore of Babylon”. Now Protestants unwittingly believe that “our differences are not so great”. Ah, that is just what She needs us to think! [Keith Green, The Catholic Chronicles]