The Roman Catholic Pope Francis is well aware that the 600th anniversary of the execution of John Huss at the hands of the church of Rome took place on July 6, 2015. John Huss was a man who stood against the false teachings of the Roman Catholic church and it cost him his very life. Here is an excerpt from an ARTICLE from Vatican Radio.
In an address to the International Symposium on John Hus in 1999, St John Paul II said the Bohemian church reformer, who was condemned of heresy and burnt at the stake, was a “memorable figure,” particularly for “his moral courage in the face of adversity and death.”
” . . . A figure like John Hus, who was a major point of contention in the past, can now become a subject of dialogue, discussion and common study” in the hope that decisive steps can “be made on the path of reconciliation and true unity in Christ,” the late pope said.
It is very important for people to know that the Roman Catholic church is still preaching the same false doctrines that they taught in the time of John Huss. This modern day talk about having dialogue with the Roman Catholic church is nothing but a crafty delusion created by Satan, the master of deception. If John Huss were able to appear by way of a celestial video from Heaven, he would rebuke Pope Francis, and all the people who were standing in UNITY with him.
John Huss would encourage the TRUE Christian NOT to join hands in unity with the Roman Catholic system which put him to death. John Huss would tell the people who were still Roman Catholics to come out of the monster church of Rome before it is too late!
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.” Revelation 18:4-7
The Roman Catholic church still preaches some of the most soul damning doctrines ever invented by man. The fact that the Pope allows himself be called “Holy Father” and “His Holiness” in the face of Almighty God is incredible. The Lord Jesus Christ warned his own followers about that almost 2000 years ago.
“And call NO MAN your FATHER upon the earth: for ONE is your FATHER, which is in HEAVEN.” Matthew 23:9
Jesus Christ would rebuke the Pope for taking the title of “Holy Father”, and he would rebuke the Pope for teaching that the Catholic Mass satisfies the justice of God for sins committed against him! That one false doctrine makes the Roman Catholic gospel a false gospel (Galatians 1:8-10), because Jesus Christ satisfied the justice of God on the cross almost 2000 years ago. (Romans 5:6-9) Their teaching on Purgatory is an absolute insult to the finished work of Jesus Christ also. The Roman Catholic priests have “Masses” said for the dead people so that they might escape Purgatory sooner. They even continue to pray for some of the Popes who they believe are still in Purgatory. People have been bamboozled by the millions both inside and outside the church! Not only that but their teaching that a person is born again when their Catholic Priest baptizes them as an infant is totally unbiblical. (John 3:1-8) I am a former Roman Catholic who was baptized as an infant, but I was not truly born again until many years later. After I was truly born again of the Spirit, that same Holy Spirit of truth led me out of that false religious system! Pope Francis needs to get SAVED, and he needs to repent for leading millions down the path of a FALSE salvation!
If John Huss could appear by a celestial video from Heaven, he would call John Wycliffe as a witness against the church of Rome, and it’s Pope. The church of Rome so hated John Wycliffe that they had his body exhumed, burnt his bones, and threw them into the River Swift! Folks that is absolute madness, and all of that was done in the name of Jesus Christ!
The Council of Constance declared Wycliffe a heretic on 4 May 1415, and banned his writings. The Council decreed Wycliffe’s works should be burned and his remains exhumed. On 6 July 1415, it also declared Hus a heretic, defrocked him, and had him burned at the stake. Hus’ followers soon rebelled; while the Hussite Wars lasted between 1419 and 1434, the Hussite movement spread through Middle Europe. In 1428, at Pope Martin V‘s command for a posthumous execution, Wycliffe’s corpse was exhumed and burned and the ashes cast into the River Swift, which flows through Lutterworth. [WIKIPEDIA ENCYCLOPEDIA]
None of Wycliffe’s contemporaries left a complete picture of his person, his life, and his activities. Paintings representing Wycliffe are from a later period. In the history of the trial by William Thorpe (1407), Wycliffe appears wasted and physically weak. Thorpe says Wycliffe was of unblemished walk in life, and regarded affectionately by people of rank, who often consorted with him, took down his sayings, and clung to him. “I indeed clove to none closer than to him, the wisest and most blessed of all men whom I have ever found. From him one could learn in truth what the Church of Christ is and how it should be ruled and led.” [WIKIPEDIA ENCYCLOPEDIA]
The Roman Catholic church has not changed at all. They still hold fast to the teachings of the Council of Trent which has over 100 anathemas (curses) against people who do not believe their false teachings! The Roman Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York defended the Council of Trent on his radio podcast of April 30, 2015, and the council of Vatican II upheld that council also. In our modern day we have major “Christian” leaders joining hands with people such as Cardinal Dolan as if they were all brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ! Here is a link to a VIDEO where Pastor A.R. Bernard of the huge Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn N.Y, is preaching at Cardinal Dolan’s St Patricks Cathedral on the subject of Christian Unity! Folks it is getting scary out there! Pastor A.R. Bernard is also the President of the Council of Churches in NYC. There is a huge elephant in the room, decked out in Roman Catholic vestments, and few will preach against it. The apostasy that was prophesied in the Bible by the Jewish apostle Paul, is happening right before our very eyes!
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” 2Thessalonians 2:3-4
The English words “falling away” are translated from the Greek word APOSTASIA from which we get the word apostasy! That word means a defection from truth. So we are seeing a “defection from truth” taking place before our eyes with the modern day unity with the church of Rome. Folks do not be swallowed up and swept away with this stuff, because it will soon become like a tidal wave with full force!
ALBERT BARNES COMMENTARY
Sitteth in the temple of God – That is, in the Christian church. It is by no means necessary to understand this of the temple at Jerusalem, which was standing at the time this Epistle was written, because:
(2) The temple was the proper symbol of the church, and an apostle trained amidst the Hebrew institutions would naturally speak of the church as the temple of God. The temple at Jerusalem was regarded as the peculiar dwelling-place of God on earth. When the Christian church was founded, it was spoken of as the peculiar dwelling-place of God; see the passages referred to above. He dwelt among His people. He was with them, and walked with them, and manifested himself among them – as he had done in the ancient temple. The usage in the New Testament would not lead us to restrict this language to an edifice, or a “church,” as the word is now commonly used, but rather to suppose that it denotes the church as a society, and the idea is, that the Antichrist here referred to would present himself in the midst of that church as claiming the honors due to God alone. In the temple at Jerusalem, God himself presided. There he gave laws to his people; there he manifested himself as God; and there he was worshipped. The reign of the “man of sin” would be as if he should sit there. In the Christian church he would usurp the place which God had occupied in the temple. He would claim divine attributes and homage. He would give laws and responses as God did there. He would be regarded as the head of all ecclesiastical power; the source from which all authority emanated; the same in the Christian church which God himself was in the temple. This does not then refer primarily to the Pope as sitting in any particular church on any particular occasion, but to his claiming in the Church of Christ the authority and homage which God had in the temple at Jerusalem. In whatever place, whether in a cathedral or elsewhere, this authority should be exercised, all that the language here conveys would be fulfilled. No one can fail to see that the authority claimed by the Pope of Rome, meets the full force of the language used here by the apostle.
Once again I encourage you to remember the Christians who were martyred for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, because they stood against the church of Rome. The Roman Catholic church in existence during the time of John Huss, and John Wycliffe day has not changed at all, and they are preaching the very same doctrines today, as they did back then. Compare the modern day lingo of the deceived, and compromised people such as A.R. Bernard, Billy Graham, Franklin Graham, Luis Palau, James Robison and many others with people who preached against Rome, such as Leonard Ravenhill and Keith Green, whom I quote below.
“Evangelists today are wide-eyed to the might of Communism, but tight lipped at the menace of Romanism. America would shake from coast to coast in twenty-four hours if some preacher, anointed with the Holy Ghost, gave the Roman Catholic Church a broadside! We stir national interest against the cruel, half-civilized Mau Mau (wicked enough), but powwow with, and pander to, the Roman Catholic Church! These priests who dope mens souls, these idolatrous “masses,” these Calvary eclipsing prayers to Mary, these miserable millions cheated in life and in death by the greatest forgery Lucifer ever made.” (Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill, Bethany House Publishers, 1988, Copyright 1959)
It is obvious by even this brief glimpse into the doctrines of mortal and venial sins, confession, penance, and purgatory, that the Roman Catholic Church has constructed one of the most unbiblical doctrinal systems that has ever been considered “Christian”. The fear, anguish, and religious bondage that such a system of “reward and punishment” creates, has tormented millions of lives for centuries, and continues to prey on those who are ignorant of the biblical way of salvation.
To merely call such a system “a cult”, would be to throw it into the vast category of religions and quasi-religions that are currently making the rounds of our college campuses and city streets, snatching up many an unsuspecting youth. No, the Roman Church is not a cult. It’s an empire!
With its own ruler, its own laws, and its own subjects! The empire has no borders, it encompasses the globe with its eye on every person who does not vow allegiance. It calls the members of other faiths “separated brethren” (The term used by Vatican II to describe the members of Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Protestant churches.) and has as its goal the eventual bringing together of everyone under its flag.
I know that many will not be convinced or moved by this article (or any of the others) to make such a conclusion. They are impressed by what they’ve heard about recent stirrings among the Catholics in the “charismatic renewal”. Many evangelicals (especially Charismatics) have been thrilled by the reports of Catholics speaking in tongues, dancing in the Spirit, having nights of joy and praise, even attending “charismatic masses”.
Mouths that used to speak out boldly against the Church of Rome have been quieted by the times. It no longer is in vogue to speak of the pope as “the antichrist” (Although the following people unhesitatingly did: Martin Luther, John Bunyan, John Huss, John Wycliffe, John Calvin, William Tyndale, John Knox, Thomas Bacon, John Wesley, Samuel Cooper, John Cotton, and Jonathan Edwards.) or the Catholic Church as the “whore of Babylon”. Now Protestants unwittingly believe that “our differences are not so great”. Ah, that is just what She needs us to think!
I’ve never completely understood why God led me to write these articles. But it becomes more clear with each day of study, and each page of research. Never has something so black and wicked, gotten away with appearing so holy and mysteriously beautiful . . . for so long! (Keith Green-The Catholic Chronicles)