Friday, November 26, 2010

The Pope and Persecuted Christians

Pope Benedict XVI has recently been showing support for the persecuted church. Blogs and different media sources have been picking up on this and in one way or another, making this appear alright. My question is, should born again, Bible-believing Christians be joining forces with Catholics in support of persecuted Christians?

Some may have forgotten, but the "holy" Roman Catholic church was a major instrument for persecution in the Middle Ages. They may have since asked for forgiveness and many would say the Catholic church is OK now. So, lets put that issue aside and just look at what the Bible has to say.

Catholics pray to Mary and many other saints, which is idolatry (this is only one issue with the Catholic church). Idolaters will not inherit the kingdom of heaven (1 Cor. 6:9), therefore many people are aligning themselves with with darkness and the Bible says, "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?"

In our zeal to get the word out about persecution, we should not be unequally yoked with unbelievers, no matter how influential, powerful, and well known they may be.

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