On Sunday, September 4, 2016, Pope Francis will conduct a papal mass and canonization service for Mother Teresa, who will be known As Saint Teresa of Calcutta.
“Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God; Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:” Colossians 1:24,25 (KJV)
Pope Francis officially cleared Mother Teresa for sainthood on Dec. 17, 2015, recognizing her “miraculous healing” of a Brazilian man with multiple brain abscesses, the Vatican said. While her actions gained widespread admiration by some, Mother Teresa was not beloved by all and was criticized for the quality of care in her clinics and taking millions in donations from Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier and disgraced American financier Charles Keating, according to the Associated Press. Bet’cha didn’t know that about “Mother” Teresa now, did you?
After Pope Francis bestows “sainthood” on Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, commonly known as Mother Teresa, she will henceforth be called Saint Teresa of Calcutta. The Vatican has already started the process of getting their 1.2 billion adherents to start directing their prayers to her. At mothertersea.org you can venerate her relics like a pair of her old shoes or a lock of her hair. The Vatican will instruct their people that, in her new role as official Catholic saint, Mother Teresa will “intercede” to Jesus for any and all of your prayer needs. Only one small problem with all that. Mother Teresa was a rabid New Age Universalist who denied the power and authority of the Holy Bible. Allow us to share with you a few of her lesser-known quotes on God and way of salvation.
Here is the story that the Vatican wants you to believe about the “blessed mother”:
Mother Teresa on witnessing to lost people:
“We never try to convert those who receive aid to Christianity but in our work we bear witness to the love of God’s presence and if Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, or agnostics become for this better men — simply better — we will be satisfied. It matters to the individual what church he belongs to. If that individual thinks and believes that this is the only way to God for her or him, this is the way God comes into their life — his life. If he does not know any other way and if he has no doubt so that he does not need to search then this is his way to salvation.” – Mother Teresa
THE BIBLE SAYS: “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:2 (KJV)
3 Quotes from Mother Teresa on Jesus Christ being the only way:
“I’ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic.” – “I love all religions. … If people become better Hindus, better Muslims, better Buddhists by our acts of love, then there is something else growing there.” – “All is God — Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, etc., all have access to the same God.” – Mother Teresa
THE BIBLE SAYS: “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 (KJV)
As you can clearly see, Mother Teresa believed all roads led to God, and all religions worship the same God. When she became a nun, she famously said that she was now “married to Jesus for all eternity”. That’s great to say, but in her work ministering to the poor, Mother Teresa never one time told anyone they needed to become born again. Her “eternal husband” Jesus said that being born again was the difference between going to Heaven or going to Hell, yet she never mentions it to anyone. Why not?
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 (KJV)
Mother Teresa was a New Age Universalist who believed that no one went to Hell, and that everyone from any religion with any belief of any kind would eventually make it into Heaven because “God is love”. That is not the work of a saint, that is the work of a devil. Yes, she ministered to the “poorest of the poor” but she never told them how to get saved. From an eternal perspective that’s a rank failure, a complete dereliction of her duty as the Christian she claimed to be.
In the Bible all believers are called saints
The Vatican needs to keep the myth of Mother Teresa alive so that the 1.2 billion Catholics around the world will have yet another false god to pray to, to remain in spiritual bondage to. The Bible never talks about any special class of people called saints, not one time. In fact, God declares all believers in both Testaments to be the “saints of God”.
“Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:” 1 Corinthians 1:2 (KJV)
Make no mistake about it, there is but one path to God the Father who art in Heaven, and that is through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ. So that means the Muslim who worships Allah, the Buddhist who worships Buddha, the Hindu that worships Shiva and so on down the line, if they die without faith in Jesus Christ will spend an eternity in a place called Hell. This is what the Bible declares to be true.
Yet Pope Francis, when he declares Mother Teresa to be a saint tomorrow, would have you believe that a woman who refused to tell people how to get saved and allowed them to die unsaved in their sins, is somehow now in Heaven being honored by God?
Not one chance in a million.
Mother Teresa may now be a Catholic saint, but she is certainly not a saint by a Biblical definition.
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