NEWS UPDATE - 14th October 2021

It cannot be denied that the Roman Catholic Church replaces Jesus Christ on earth with the popes, and news has just come out confirming this fact. Pope Francis has approved the crediting of a healing miracle to Pope John Paul I, which makes the way for his 'sainthood':

"Pope OKs crediting miracle to John Paul I on sainthood path - Pope Francis on Wednesday approved the crediting of what was described as the miraculous healing of a child to the intercession of John Paul I, advancing the cause for sainthood ... The Vatican said that the healing, of a 11-year-old girl, took place in Buenos Aires ... A pastor of the parish associated with the hospital caring for her took the initiative to invoke Pope Luciani, the Vatican said." (source)

Let me just repeat that - Miracle credited to pope John Paul I - local pastor invoked the name of the pope, NOT JESUS CHRIST.

This isn't the only case where the Roman Catholic Church have done this. Many popes have been credited with the healing of certain people, paving the way for them to become 'saints', like Pope John Paul II. Now the case with John Paul II is just ridiculous to say the least! He was credited with performing the healing of two people AFTER he had died! (source). So the popes even get the CREDIT for healings even when they are dead! But let us look at a true Biblical healing event and see who gets FULL credit for it:

Acts 3:1-16 ...'Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple ... Then Peter said, silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength ... And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering. And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk? The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus ... And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all."

Two things we see here. First, Peter 'invokes' the name of JESUS CHRIST the divine Son of God to bring healing to this lame man, NOT a sinful mortal man like the pope. Second, when the people were gazing at Peter and John in amazement at what 'they' did, Peter did NOT take any 'credit' himself, but gave ALL the glory and credit for the healing to JESUS CHRIST and faith in HIS NAME.

Psalm 115:1 ...'Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake.'

Who do the Catholic Church believe Peter to be? The 'first pope.' And yet Peter takes NO CREDIT for the healing in Acts 3 above. So why do the Catholic Church give credit for healings to the popes? Because the Roman Catholic Church does not follow the Word of God. They have put themselves IN PLACE of God's Word and the Popes in place of Jesus Christ.

Please see our page WAS PETER THE FIRST POPE? which shows the falsehood of this teaching.

God has spoken so much about the Papal Church of Rome in the Bible for a good reason. We have the 'little horn' of Daniel 7, the 'abomination of desolation' in Daniel 9. We have the 'man of sin' of 2 Thessalonians 2, the 'first beast' of Revelation 13 and the 'harlot woman' of Revelation 17. All of these point to the Papal Church of Rome. So why does God speak so much about the Papacy? Because God knew that a false religious system was coming which would put itself IN PLACE of Jesus Christ on earth and DECEIVE the whole world into 'wondering after' it, which the world is doing today! But there is something many people don't realize concerning the Biblical term 'antichrist.' In the original Greek the word 'antichrist' doesn't just mean someone who would be 'against' Christ, but someone who would be IN PLACE OF Christ. And just look at what Pope John Paul II wrote:

"The leader of the Catholic church is defined by the faith as the Vicar of Jesus Christ (and is accepted as such by believers). The Pope is considered the man on earth who TAKES THE PLACE of the Second Person of the omnipotent God of the Trinity." (Pope John Paul II, Crossing the Threshold of Hope, p. 3, 1994)

'Anti-christ' means to 'TAKE THE PLACE' of Christ!

All the reformers knew that the Biblical antichrist pointed to the Popes and Roman Catholic Church. God gave so much warning about this false Christian system because He knew much of the world would be either deceived by it, or forced to worship it. Even the mark of the beast deception is all to do with the Papal Church of Rome. And yet many of the once Protestant churches are now in open communion with the Roman Church and have become 'fallen Babylon themselves.' Which is why God is calling ALL of His people to COME OUT of the fallen churches, so they don't share in her plagues and be forever lost! (Revelation 18:4).

We are not to take the glory or 'credit' for anything done. ALL glory and credit goes to God our Father and Jesus Christ His Son, for as Jesus said ... "without Me ye can do NOTHING" (John 15:5), and that our good works are to bring glory to our Heavenly Father (Matthew 5:16). Therefore, we cannot take credit for a single thing, as it is Jesus doing the good works in us and through us. But the Roman Catholic Church wants credit, because they have placed themselves in place of Christ on earth and Satan is seeking to cause the whole world to worship it (Revelation 13). Dear friends, if you are affiliated in any way to the Roman Catholic Church, or the fallen Protestant churches, then I urge you to seek the truth, as most of them are worshipping a false God and false Jesus. God is calling you OUT! Do not be a follower of the Pope, or any man or church. Be a follower of Jesus Christ. He is the ONLY way to salvation (John 14:6).

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