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Pope Benedict supports Muslims – just like the Pope supported Nazi Germany during WW II

Posted in Arabs, Bible, Catholic Church, Christianity, cults, Hate, Islam, Israel, Israeli, Jewish History, Middle East, New Testament, News, Old Testament, Pope, Religion, The Torah, Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 13, 2009 by Michael Burks

What a shock that the current Catholic Pope supports Muslims and not Israel. For those who don’t recall, the Catholic “Church” and Pope also supported Hitler and Nazi Germany while millions of Jews were driven from their homes to suffer and die.

Pope Benedict XVI criticised the concrete security wall

Pope Benedict XVI criticised the concrete security wall “towering over us”, saying it was “tragic” to see barriers erected between the two communities. Photo: REUTERS

Speaking in Bethlehem, where he delivered his most sensitive speech yet of an eight-day tour of the Holy Land, Benedict XVI acknowledged the suffering of the Palestinian people following the establishment of Israel in 1948.

But he also urged moderation, telling Palestinians they should not use violence to further their cause.

Speaking later at the Aida refugee camp, he criticised the concrete security wall “towering over us”, saying it was “tragic” to see barriers erected between the two communities.

The Pope, who also celebrated mass in Manger Square in front of the ancient Church of the Nativity, believed to mark the birthplace of Jesus, sent a message of solidarity with moderate Palestinians such as Mahmoud Abbas, the Fatah leader and president of the Palestinian national authority, when he gave his support to proposals for a “two-state solution”.

“The Holy See supports the right of your people to a sovereign Palestinian homeland in the land of your forefathers, secure and at peace with its neighbours, within internationally recognised borders,” the Pope said.

“I know how much you have suffered and continue to suffer as a result of the turmoil that has afflicted this land for decades,” the Pope said.

“It is my earnest hope that the serious concerns involving security in Israel and the Palestinian territories will soon be allayed sufficiently to allow greater freedom of movement, especially with regard to contact between family members and access to the holy places.”

In remarks aimed at the many militant groups within the Palestinian community, the Pope said they should “resist temptations to resort to acts of violence”.

Israel was nominally behind the two-state plan until the recent election of a Right-wing government led by Benjamin Netanyahu which has said it is reviewing its position on the issue. The Pope is due to meet the Israeli prime minister on Thursday.

After two days in Israel the Pope had to cross into the occupied West Bank where Bethlehem is located.

This meant he had to pass through the 10-yard-high concrete wall built by Israel around Bethlehem.

Deemed illegal under international law, Israel has nevertheless pressed on with its construction on the grounds that it deters suicide bombings and other security threats.

In the afternoon he spoke at the Aida refugee camp, one of several housing Palestinian families driven from their homes through the creation of Israel in the second half of the 20th century.

Israel had forced the organisers of the event at Aida to move the stage so it would not be dominated by the security wall but this did not stop the pontiff criticising the barrier.

“Towering over us … is a stark reminder of the stalemate that relations between Israelis and Palestinians seem to have reached – the wall,” the Pope said.

“In a world where more and more borders are being opened up – to trade, to travel, to movement of peoples, to cultural exchanges – it is tragic to see walls still being erected.”

Speaking after his visit, he issued a message of hope. “I have seen, adjoining the camp and overshadowing much of Bethlehem, the wall that intrudes into your territories, separating neighbours and dividing families,” he said.

“Although walls can easily be built, we all know that they do not last for ever. They can be taken down.”

Lies taught by the Catholic Church

Posted in Christianity, Jewish History, Religion, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 7, 2009 by Michael Burks

The Catholic Church teaches: Justification is a transformation of the soul in which original sin is removed and sanctifying grace infused [1987-1995]

The Bible teaches: Justification is an act of God in which He declares a sinner to be righteous in His sight, having forgiven his sins and imputed to him God’s own righteousness (Romans 3:21-4:8)

The Catholic Church teaches: Initial justification is by means of baptism [1262-1274]

The Bible teaches: Justification is by faith alone (Romans 3:28)

The Catholic Church teaches: Adults must prepare for justification through faith and good works [1247-1249].

The Bible teaches: God justifies ungodly sinners who believe (Romans 4:5). Good works are the result of salvation, not the cause (Ephesians 2:8-10).

The Catholic Church teaches: The justified are in themselves beautiful and holy in God’s sight [1992, 1999-2000, 2024].

The Bible teaches: The justified are in Christ holy and blameless before God (Ephesians 1:1-14).

The Catholic Church teaches: Justification is furthered by sacraments and good works [1212, 1392, 2010].

The Bible teaches: Justification is the imputation of the perfect righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). In Christ the believer has been made complete (Colossians 2:10).

The Catholic Church teaches: Justification is lost through mortal sin [1033, 1855, 1874].

The Bible teaches: Justification cannot be lost. Those whom God justifies will be saved from the wrath of God (Romans 5:8,9).

The Catholic Church teaches: Catholics guilty of mortal sin are justified again through the sacrament of penance [980, 1446].

The Bible teaches: There is no second justification. Those whom God justifies He also will glorify (Romans 8:30).

The Catholic Church teaches: Salvation from the eternal consequences of sin is a lifelong process [161-162, 1254-1255].

The Bible teaches: Salvation from the eternal consequences of sin is an instantaneous and secure act of God coinciding with justification (Romans 5:9).

The Catholic Church teaches: Salvation is attained by cooperating with grace through faith, good works, and participation in the sacraments [183, 1129, 1815, 2002].

The Bible teaches: Salvation is attained by grace through faith apart from works (Ephesians 2:8,9). Good works are the result, not the cause, of salvation (Ephesians 2:10).

The Catholic Church teaches: Faith is belief in God and the firm acceptance of all that the Church proposes for belief [181-182, 1814].

The Bible teaches: Saving faith is the entrusting of oneself to Christ as Lord and Savior (Romans 10:8-17)

The Catholic Church teaches: Sanctifying grace is a quality of the soul, a supernatural disposition that perfects the soul [1999-2000].

The Bible teaches: Grace is the undeserved favor of God (Ephesians 1:7,8).

The Catholic Church teaches: The sacraments are necessary channels for the continual infusion of grace. They bestow grace in virtue of the rite performed [1127-1129].

The Bible teaches: The child of God is the constant object of the Father’s grace (Romans 5:1,2)

The Catholic Church teaches: Grace is merited by good works [2010,2027].

The Bible teaches: Grace is a free gift (Romans 11:6).

The Catholic Church teaches: Venial sins do not incur eternal punishment [1855, 1863].

The Bible teaches: Every sin is punishable by eternal death (Romans 6:23)

The Catholic Church teaches: Serious sins must be confessed to a priest [1456-1457].

The Bible teaches: Sin is to be confessed directly to God (Ezra 10:11).

The Catholic Church teaches: The priest forgives sin as a judge [1442,1461].

The Bible teaches: No one can forgive sin, but God alone (Mark 2:7).

The Catholic Church teaches: When the guilt of sin is forgiven, temporal punishment remains [1472-1473].

The Bible teaches: When God forgives sin, He completely forgives (Colossians 2:13; Isaiah 43:25).

The Catholic Church teaches: Acts of penance make satisfaction for the temporal punishment of sin [1434, 1459 – 1460].

The Bible teaches: Jesus made perfect satisfaction for all sins (1 John 2:1,2).

The Catholic Church teaches: Indulgences dispensed by the Church for acts of piety release sinners from temporal punishment [1471-1473].

The Bible teaches: Jesus releases believers from their sins by His blood (Revelation 1:5).

The Catholic Church teaches: Purgatory is necessary to atone for sin and cleanse the soul [1030-1031].

The Bible teaches: Purgatory does not exist. Jesus made purification for sins on the cross (Hebrews 1:3).

The Catholic Church teaches: Poor souls suffering in purgatory can be helped by those alive on earth offering up prayers, good works, and the sacrifice of the Mass [1032, 1371, 1479].

The Bible teaches: Those who sleep in Christ need no help. To be absent from the body is to be at home with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:8).

The Catholic Church teaches: No one can know if he will attain to eternal life [1036, 2005].

The Bible teaches: The believer can know that he has eternal life by the Word of God. (1 John 5:13).

The Catholic Church teaches: Eternal life is a merited reward [1821, 2010]

The Bible teaches: Eternal life is the free gift of God (Romans 6:23).

The Catholic Church teaches: The Roman Catholic Church is necessary for salvation [846].

The Bible teaches: There is salvation in no one but the Lord Jesus Christ, “for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).

Note – The Catholic Church claims that Peter was their first Pope. However, the Catholic Church does not all their religious leaders to marry (a man-made law, not one given by God nor Jesus). Peter was clearly married, read Matthew 8:14.