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Thursday, 22 January 2015

pope francis the pharisee

Pope Francis' further erosion of the Word of God at the expense of "love and justice".

Pope Francis has lamented the case of Christians who are so attached to the laws that they neglect the concepts of love and justice. The pope reflected on how love and justice are the path to Christ rather than "an excessive attachment to the laws."  He recalled how Jesus described the Pharisees as "hypocrites" for criticising him behind his back after he healed a sick man on the Sabbath. "This way of living attached to laws, distanced them from love and from justice.... They were closed minded men, who knew the letter of the law but were always closing the doorway to hope, to love and to salvation..... The path towards being faithful to the laws without neglecting justice and love is the opposite one, from love to integrity. from love to discernment from love to the laws. This is the path that Jesus teaches us, totally opposite to that of the doctors of the law, and it is the path from love and justice that leads to God. instead the other path of being attached only to the laws leads to egoism, the arrogance of  considering onseself to be always in the right.  Jesus said to these people 'You like to be seen by the people as men of prayer and of fasting' and it is for this reason that Jesus tells the people 'do what they say, but do not do what they do.'"

Pope Francis' Inversion

The definiton of "Pharisee":

1.  "A member of an ancient Jewish sect, distinguised by strict observance of the traditional and written law, and commonly held to have pretensions to superior sanctity." 
1.1 "A self righteous or hypocritical person." 

Jesus Christ's clashes with the Pharisees DID NOT concern the written law; he objected to their man made traditions- they teach as doctrine the commandments of men (Matthew 15/9). The Pharisees oral traditions were at variance with the written law - the Pharisees broke the commandment of God for the sake of their own tradition. The practice of adding to or taking away from the Word of God is expressly forbidden in the scriptures:

You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you. (Deuteronomy 4/2, see also 12/32; Proverbs 30/6; Revelation 22/18-19)

The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever. (Psalm 119/160).

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; (Psalm 19/7)

The idea that mere human beings can add or subtract anything to/from the flawless word of God is extremely dangerous, and yet this is what many foolish people have done in the guise of "spirituality" throughout history. The Roman Catholic Church are one of the main offenders in this respect; they have added their tradition to the Word of God for centuries - they are infested with tradition! The term "Pharisee" is applicable to them more than anyone!

10 Unscriptural Basic Catholic Doctrines

Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,“Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? (Matthew 15/1-3) 

For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders; (Mark 7/3) 

For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,” he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God. You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:
“‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me;

in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”  
(Matthew 15/3-9) 

Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land. (Deuteronomy 5/16; Ephesians 6/2)
Love and Justice were at the heart of the Mosaic law. The law required that a son should honor his parents. This meant among other things that he should provide economic support for parents' when they were old and in distress. Jesus Christ's objection to the practice known as korban (a thing dedicated to the service of God), violated the fifth commandment. In contradiction to the law of God, the Jewish teachers said that it was more important for a man to dedicate his property to God than to provide for the needs of his parents. Their tradition created distress and injustice. The wording "need not honour his father" is a specific contradiction of Exodus 20/12 and Deuteronomy 5/16. This practice encouraged the abuse of the elderly in depriving them of vital support. Paul the apostle also emphasised the importance of caring for ones needy relatives:

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5/8) 

Jesus Christ: "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?" (John 5/47-48)  
It is clear from this statement that the Pharisees did not believe Moses! 

Jesus Christ: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5/17-20)

The Old Testament Law was abrogated by Jesus Christ 2000 years ago through the New Covenant. There should be little doubt about this fact as there are numerous references to it in the Bible: Romans 13/8-9; 3/21; 7/6; 1/:8; 13/10; 2 Corinthians.3/5-6; 3/13-16; Galatains 2/12; 3/2-3; 3/5; 3/10-11; 3/19; 3/23-25; 4/31; 5/2-4; 5/18; Ephesians 2/15; 3/4-5; Philippians 3/8-9; Colossians.2/14; 2/16; 2/20; Hebrews 8/7-8; 10/20.

The Law of Christ: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22/37-40) 

.....yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. (Galatians 2/16)  

If you love me, you will keep my commandments. (John 14/15)

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’ (Matthew 7/21-23)  
The Greek word "anomia" literally translated means - the condition of without law or contempt and violation of law, iniquity, wickedness.
"Lawlessness; the utter disregard for God's law (His written and living Word)."


The serpent said to Eve "Did God really say....." (Genesis 3/1) in order to undermine the truth of God's Word. The spirit of antichrist continually seeks to undermine the Word of God and deceive people into accepting a lie. This was Paul's concern for the Corinthian Church: But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. (2 Corinthians 11/3) The Bible is our point of reference; we need to thoroughly to examine all doctrines by the test of Scripture. The Roman Catholic Church miserably fails that test.

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so. (Acts 17/11)

Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. (1 Thessalonians 5/20-21)

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4/1)

Masonic hidden hand gesture

Luciferian Horned Hand Signal!

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