While Christians may think of themselves as divided into different churches and denominations, the devil actually sees that they are one in their faith in Jesus, Pope Francis said in a video message to a Christian unity celebration in Phoenix.
“Division is the work of the ‘Father of Lies,’ ‘the Father of Discord,’ who does everything possible to keep us divided,” the Pope said on Saturday in the message to the gathering sponsored by the John 17 Movement.
“I feel like saying something that may sound controversial, or even heretical, perhaps,” he said in the video. “But there is someone who ‘knows’ that, despite our differences, we are one. It is he who is persecuting us. It is he who is persecuting Christians today, he who is anointing us with (the blood of) martyrdom.”
The devil, he said, “knows that Christians are disciples of Christ, that they are one, that they are brothers! He doesn’t care if they are Evangelicals or Orthodox, Lutherans, Catholics or Apostolic … he doesn’t care! They are Christians.”
Pope Francis continues to call for unity among “Christians” and as a former Roman Catholic, I shout another warning against the Pope, and his false church. Here is another excerpt from that ARTICLE.
The John 17 Movement — named after the Bible passage in which Jesus prays for the unity of his disciples — includes evangelicals and Catholics. One of the participants at the Phoenix meeting was Giovanni Traettino, a Pentecostal pastor from southern Italy whom the pope has known since his days in Buenos Aires. The Pope visited Traettino’s church last summer.
The Pope promised Traettino and all those gathered in Phoenix that he would spend the day praying with them for the grace of unity, “the unity that is budding among us is that unity which begins under the seal of the one baptism we have all received.”
Sorry but a true born again, Bible believing Christian cannot not have unity with a religious system that baptizes infants, and declares that they are born again into the body of Christ at that time. That is a doctrine of devils which the Catholic church has been preaching for centuries. It actually keeps people from entering into the kingdom of god, the Biblical way through FAITH! Here is an excerpt from the scriptures, from John Chapter 17, which the John 17 movement bases their ministry upon.
“I have given them THY WORD; and the WORLD hath HATED THEM, because they are NOT of the WORLD, even as I AM NOT of the WORLD. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are NOT of the WORLD, even as I AM NOT of the WORLD. Sanctify them through THY TRUTH: thy WORD is TRUTH. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me THROUGH THEIR WORD; That they all may be ONE; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” John 17:14-21
It is all about people who have heard the WORD of God preached, and who were truly born again in the Biblical way, as the apostle Peter preached.
“Being BORN AGAIN, not of corruptible SEED, but of INCORRUPTIBLE, by the WORD OF GOD, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the WORD OF THE LORD endureth for ever. And this is THE WORD which by THE GOSPEL is PREACHED unto you.” 1Peter 1:23-25
Jesus Christ was praying to the Father in Heaven and he told the Father that the WORLD has hated his own disciples. Jesus Christ was sending them forth to preach the same gospel which he preached, and it has absolutely NOTHING to do with a Roman Catholic Mass, Purgatory, Mary, Indulgences or any other tradition from the Catholic church. In John 17 the Lord Jesus Christ was talking about people who have been born again of the Spirit, called out of the world, and that does not happen through infant baptism.
“NOT BY WORKS of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy HE SAVED US, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the HOLY GHOST;” Titus 3:5
“For by GRACE are ye SAVED through FAITH; and that not of yourselves: it is the GIFT of God: NOT OF WORKS, lest any man should BOAST.” Ephesians 2:8-9
The Pope also said the following in his declaration regarding unity:
The Holy Spirit brings about unity. Theologians are helpful, but most helpful is the goodwill of us all who are on this journey with our hearts open to the Holy Spirit!
Sorry Pope Francis, but the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of TRUTH (John 16:13), and HE showed me (a former Roman Catholic), that the teachings of Rome were demonic in origin! My heart was open to the Holy Spirit, and he told me to leave the Roman Catholic church. The Holy Spirit will NEVER call true Christians to UNITE with a system which preaches false doctrines, as the Roman Catholic church most certainly does.
“Howbeit when he, the SPIRIT OF TRUTH, is come, he will guide you into all TRUTH: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.” John 16:13
The Holy Spirit Showed Me:
That I did not need Mary as a mediator because she was born in sin herself
That the messages of ALL Marian apparitions were demonic in origin, because they contradict the scriptures
That the Roman Catholic saints were man-made “saints” and not from the Lord at all.
That the Roman Catholic Mass IS a “doctrine of devils” because it declares, that the MASS “satisfies the justice of God for sins committed against him.” It was the Holy Spirit who showed me that the Catholic Mass was an absolute insult to the finished work of Jesus Christ.
That I did not need a Roman Catholic Priest to forgive my sins, because it was not a biblical priesthood at all. My sins were forgiven in FULL by Jesus Christ!
That there was no Purgatory, but only Heaven and Hell
That the Roman Catholic church removed the Second commandment from their Catechism.
That a person does not need to be a theologian, to understand that the doctrines of the Roman Catholic church are demonic.
As a former Roman Catholic I can say that I was on my way to Hell, and that it was the Holy Spirit who opened my spiritual eyes to the truth of the scriptures.
Pope Francis said that
“Division is the work of the father of Lies, the father of Discord, who does everything possible to keep us divided.”
Pope Francis has zero authority when it comes to talking about discord, and the “father of lies” because the Roman Catholic church is still preaching the devil’s doctrines. The Lord Jesus Christ is the way, the TRUTH, and the life, and he calls the true believers to separate from that which is false, and he warned us about WOLVES in sheep’s clothing.
“Beware of FALSE PROPHETS, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are RAVENING WOLVES.” Matthew 7:15
The Jewish apostle Paul warned his fellow Christians for three years, night and day with tears!
“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall GRIEVOUS WOLVES enter in among you, NOT SPARING THE FLOCK. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to DRAW AWAY disciples after them. Therefore WATCH, and REMEMBER, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with TEARS.” Acts 20:28-31
What a contrast to our modern day, where the red carpet is being laid out on an everyday basis for those who preach a soul damning gospel! My Bible warns me about seducing spirits and doctrines of devils, and it was the HOLY SPIRIT who spoke through the Jewish apostle Paul.
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and DOCTRINES OF DEVILS;” 1Timothy 4:1
There are multitudes of Pastors who have been seduced by the church of Rome, and there are many more to come. Many Christian leaders have been influenced by high profile people such as Billy Graham who was seduced by the church of Rome 65 years ago, and regularly works with them now at all of his crusades. There are Roman Catholic altar workers (counsellors) at all of the Billy Graham Evangelistic meetings now, the Catholics are sent right back to their own churches! That has been going on for many decades now!