This whole thing regarding the creation of Roman Catholic “saints” by the Pope and the Vatican machine, has nothing to do with the true and living God! First of all, Pope Francis is already diametrically opposed to Almighty God, because he is running around the world carrying the title of “Holy Father,” when the Lord Jesus Christ absolutely forbids that.
“And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.” Matthew 23:9
Those words were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ himself, but few are willing to listen to him, and therefore they allow themselves to be deceived. As a former Roman Catholic I never knew that truth, until I read it in the scriptures for myself. I was also unaware that the Biblical way of becoming a saint is diametrically opposed to the Roman Catholic way of becoming a saint. After I was born again of the Spirit, it was the Spirit of the living God who delivered me from that hellish deception.
The present Pope Francis created another man-made saint in the person of “Mother Teresa” on Sunday September 4, 2016, and it has absolutely nothing to do with the Lord at all. It has absolutely nothing to do with Biblical Christianity at all either. More importantly though is the fact that “Saint Mother Teresa” did not believe that Jesus Christ was the only way to Heaven! Folks the very heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ is that there is absolutely no other way to Heaven, except through Jesus Christ. (John 14:6, Acts 4:10-12) Here is what Mother Teresa said:
“If coming face to face with God we accept Him in our lives, then we . . . become a better Hindu, a better Muslim, a better Catholic, a better whatever we are . . . . What God is in your mind you must accept.” (Desmond Doig, Mother Teresa: Her People and Her Work, Harper & Row, 1976, p. 156)
The people of Islam do not even believe that God has a Son, so how can they possibly be SAVED if the scriptures teach us that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation.
How can a person have eternal life if it is found in the Son of God, when the people of Islam do not even believe that God has a Son? Here are some quotes from the KORAN of ISLAM:
“The Messiah, Jesus the son of Mary, was no more than God’s apostle . . . God is but one God. GOD FORBID THAT HE SHOULD HAVE A SON!” (4:171)
Those who say: “The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son, preach a monstrous falsehood, at which the very heavens might crack . . .” (19:88)
“God forbid that He Himself should beget a son!” (19:29)
“Praise be to God who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in His Kingdom . . .” (17:111)
“God has begotten a son. ‘God forbid! Self-sufficient is He.! (10:68)
“If the Lord of Mercy had a son, I would be the first to worship him.” (43:72-81)
The real Jesus Christ made it very clear that salvation was found in him alone. He made it very clear that people who believed in him would be SAVED, and those who did not would be DAMNED! (Mark 16:15-16) Keep in mind that Jesus Christ created all things (John 1:1-3, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 44:24), and he is the very one who will judge us all on Judgment Day! Do you really believe that God sent “Mother Teresa” to preach a message that people can be saved in different religions? Who is telling the truth here? Is it Jesus Christ or is it “Mother Teresa”? Whose report will you believe dear reader? Will you believe the Vatican Gospel or the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
The Hindu people worship millions of “gods” which contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ. So did “Mother Teresa” preach the gospel of Jesus Christ? The answer is no! Mother Teresa totally contradicted the words of Jesus Christ himself, and the words of Peter also, whom the Catholics claim as their first Pope! Not only that but “Mother Teresa” is on the road to becoming a Roman Catholic “Saint” and the Catholics will be praying to her like the rest of their “Saints.”
The word propaganda is defined as follows: The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause. [The Free Dictionary]
Friends this is nothing more than Roman Catholic propaganda, and it has been going on for many centuries. Mother Teresa did not preach the gospel of Jesus Christ at all, because she was raised up in a system which preaches a counterfeit gospel. The propaganda machine of Rome is as vibrant as it has always been. The current Pope Francis is constantly in the headlines, holding up little children or laying his hands upon them, and he looks like the nicest man in the world. Do not be fooled by that folks because that same Pope said nothing to help the Protestant Christians in Chiapas, Mexico who were tossed into jails after they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism. The Pope was riding around in his Popemobile in Chiapas, Mexico, the very same town where the true born-again believers were taken from their homes, and tossed into jail! That is exactly what the wicked church of Rome did during the inquisition, when people rejected her false teachings.
Folks there is no question at all that Mother Teresa was a Universalist, and one who believed “what God is in your mind you must accept.” Did “Mother Teresa” tell the people who were near death on the streets of India, that Jesus Christ was the only way to Heaven? (John 14:6, Acts 4:10-12) Did “Mother Teresa” tell the homeless people on the streets of India that they would die in their sins without Jesus Christ? (John 3:16-18, 8:24) It is abundantly clear that Mother Teresa did not preach the gospel of Jesus Christ! So Mother Teresa is now added to the list of Catholic man-made “saints” who will now become another mediator for Roman Catholics to pray to, but Jesus said this:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6
The Jewish apostle Paul said this:
“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” 1 Timothy 2:5
Not only that but AFTER Jesus rose from the dead he made it clear that the believers would be SAVED, but the unbelievers would be DAMNED! Who will you believe, Mother Teresa or Jesus Christ, the creator of all things? (John 1:1-3, 10-14) This is what Jesus Christ said after he rose from the dead:
“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Mark 16:15-16
The Jewish apostle Peter, whom the Catholic church believes to be their “first Pope” said this:
“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:10-12
So Peter made it clear to his own Jewish people and Israel, that there was absolutely no other way to be SAVED except through Jesus Christ. It is most unfortunate that the modern day church has been so infiltrated with this mixture of Roman Catholicism with the true gospel of Jesus Christ, that few will ever preach the gospel to the Catholics anymore. The well known evangelist Billy Graham has been working with the church of Rome since the 1950’s and he even uses Roman Catholics as altar workers at his crusades. If a Roman Catholic responds to the altar call at his crusade, they will be sent back to their own Catholic church. If a Jewish person responds to an altar call they will be sent back to their own Jewish Synagogue! Billy Graham also bought the rights to “Halley’s Bible Handbook” and then removed an entire section from the rear of that book, which exposed the gross wickedness of the Roman Catholic church. Mrs Halley said that her husband spent years doing research on that, and would have never permitted that. You can read about this stuff in Dr Cathy Burns book “Billy Graham and His Friends: A Hidden Agenda?”
Here is a quote from Billy Graham concerning Mother Teresa:
“When Mother Teresa died the only thing she owned was her rosary beads and the simple clothing that she wore. But one writer said of her she took a vow of poverty and became fabulously wealthy in the ways that really matter. She’s wealthy in the next world.” (Billy Graham San Francisco Bay Area Crusade, Excerpt from December 1997 televised broadcast, Speaker: Billy Graham, Topic: The Value of a Soul)
It won’t be long before you will have millions of Roman Catholics praying to Mother Teresa, and you will have all sorts of trinkets and statues being sold, with millions of dollars being made in a very short time. Here is an image of a Statue of Mother Teresa, on display at the Parish of Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary) in Real del Monte, Hidalgo State, Mexico.
First of all, the Second Commandment forbids the making of graven images but the Roman Catholic system removed that Commandment from their Catechism, and moved the third commandment down into the number two spot. So you might think to yourself, that only nine commandments would remain and you are right. So Rome made TWO separate commandments out of the Tenth commandment which is found in Exodus 20:17, to make up for the Second commandment, which they tossed out! Here is the real Tenth commandment from Exodus 20:17:
“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.” Exodus 20:17
Here is the real second Commandment which the church of Rome tossed out. Folks what Rome did is absolutely wicked beyond words. They have allowed literally billions of souls to be deceived for centuries and few Christian pastors utter even a single word to warn them!
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” Exodus 20:4-6
So as you can see that the creation of man-made saints is nothing more than Roman Catholic tradition. It has absolutely nothing to do at all with how a person becomes a Saint in the sight of Almighty God. Any person who repents and puts their faith in Jesus Christ qualifies to be called a “saint” in the sight of God. In fact it is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for a man or woman to make a “saint” in the sight of God. A person becomes a citizen of Heaven (Philippians 3:20), and a “saint” when they experience the new birth, and that is why Jesus stressed the importance of being “born again” to the Jewish ruler Nicodemus. (John 3:1-8) It all has to do with being a New Creation in Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17) The Pope has no more power to make a person a “saint” than they have to turn a “Communion Wafer” into Jesus Christ in their Roman Catholic Mass.
In the Bible we learn that the term “saint” is applied to living believers in Jesus Christ. In his letter to the Corinthians Paul wrote the following:
Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be SAINTS, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:1-3)
We can see how Paul assigned the title “SAINT” to “… all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord …”
Paul wrote this to the church at Ephesus:
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the SAINTS which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: (Ephesians 1:1-3)
Once again Paul is referring to living believers in Jesus Christ. Paul writes “… to the SAINTS which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus…” Paul was simply referring to people who had placed their faith in Jesus Christ and continued to follow Him.
We must not forget that Paul was once a severe persecutor of Christians ” …breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord…” (Acts 9:1) until the Lord Jesus Christ spoke to him out of heaven. (Acts 9:1-6)
This Jewish apostle of Jesus Christ, by his own admission, consented unto the death of Stephen who was a faithful man of God. (Acts 8:1, 22:20) We can therefore justly say that Paul was an accomplice to his murder. So now we have a former murderer preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, and writing letters to other believers whom he refers to as “SAINTS.”
The point that I am making is that every person in this world has the opportunity to become a true “SAINT” of God, by repenting and believing the Gospel. (Mark 1:15) That is true biblical faith.
The true story about Paul should be an encouragement to all of us that our God is truly a God of love and mercy.
A person cannot truly come to Christ and become a “SAINT” until they see that their sin separates them from a holy and righteous God.
The Bible makes it clear that there are “none righteous” (Romans 3:10) and every single one of us falls short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23) That is the very reason why we need a Saviour and that is the very reason why Jesus Christ came to this earth. That is the very reason why Jesus Christ went to the cross and shed His perfect sinless blood for people like us. (Romans 5:8-9)
The Jewish apostle Paul wrote this many years after he came to Jesus Christ:
This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. (1 Timothy 1:15-16)
Considering the fact that the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church are preaching “another gospel” that is not the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, they need to repent and believe the only true Gospel that can save their souls. There is a curse on ALL false gospels and that includes the Gospel of Rome:
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:8-9)
The apostle Paul is a prime example of a person who was once on the “highway to Hell” being shown the awesome mercy of God, and becoming a “saint” instantly when he was converted. Paul the murderer became a Christian “saint” when he was converted on the road to Damascus. (Acts 9) Paul was able to preach the Gospel with such power because he was amazed at the very GRACE of God that saved a WRETCH like him! Listen to what he wrote here:
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (Romans 1:16-17)
The Gospel invitation has been going forth with power now for centuries. It is an invitation to be SAVED! There will be former drug addicts, alcoholics and prostitutes walking the streets of gold in heaven, while many billions of precious, religious people will not be there simply because they trusted in their own false gospel, which was taught to them. In fact the gentle, beautiful Lord Jesus Christ himself spoke about “harlots and publicans” entering the Kingdom of God before the “religious” people! (Matthew 21:31-32) There are thousands of “false gospels” out there, and the “Gospel of Rome” is numbered among them. The Lord is offering mercy to ALL people in the world, I encourage YOU to search the scriptures (Bible) for yourself (Acts 17:11) and see that YOU are included in this offer. It is ALL by FAITH!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be SAVED. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:16-18)
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto SALVATION. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be SAVED. (Romans 10:10-13)