3/9/2013 9:33:52 AM
Test Everything To Avoid Deception
God's Word exhorts us to test every spirit,to examine the fruit of every teacher and to test the veracity of every man's teaching (1 John 4:1; Mat. 7 15; Acts 17:11). He also gives us His Word as the infallible standard for knowing truth and exposing error.
As the Cardinals gather in Rome to elect another pope they will not be using the Word of God to examine the theology and character of their candidates. If they were to do this, they would quickly recognize that no one is qualified. That's because they are all following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience (Eph. 2:2). They do not know God because they have not obeyed the Gospel of our Lord Jesus (2 Thes. 1:8). It is time for Catholics to come out of this wicked religion which shuts the gates of heaven to those who are trying to enter (Mat. 23:13). But don't take our word for this, examine what we have said with the Word of God. Examine the false and fatal Gospel of the Catholic religion with the light of God's Word (Gal. 1:6-9). Ask God for discernment so that you will know truth from error and be set free from the bondage of religious deception.