Pope Francis Declares That ‘Christians And Muslims Are Brothers And Sisters’

"Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters," he said after a speech by Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi, one of the local religious leaders trying to foster dialogue.
Pope Francis is preaching Chrislam if you are gullible enough to believe and follow what he is saying. It is a lie from the pit of Hell.

Pope Francis is trying to sell you the ‘gospel’ of Chrislam, don’t you believe it for a second

“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26 (KJV)

Pope Francis is not speaking the truth when he says that ‘Christians and Muslims are brother and sister’, not by a long shot. The religion is Islam clearly teaches that God did not have a son, much less an only begotten one. Islam reduces Jesus Christ to a mere prophet on par with Mohammed. The Bible says that whosoever denies that Jesus is the Son of God is of Antichrist! This is what the Qu’ran says about Jesus:

  • “Further, that He may warn those (also) who say, “God hath begotten a son”: No knowledge have they of such a thing, nor had their fathers. It is a grievous thing that issues from their mouths as a saying what they say is nothing but falsehood!” Sura 18:4-5

and this is what the Bible says about Jesus:

  • “While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” Matthew 17:5 (KJV)

The Huffington Post reported today that as U.N. sharpshooters looked out from the tops of the minarets crowning the freshly repainted green and white mosque, hundreds of PK5’s Muslims listened as Francis made an impassioned appeal for an end to the violence.

“Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters,” he said after a speech by Imam Tidiani Moussa Naibi, one of the local religious leaders trying to foster dialogue.

“Those who claim to believe in God must also be men and women of peace,” he said, noting that Christians, Muslims and followers of traditional religions had lived together in peace for many years.

He appealed for “an end to every act which, from whatever side, disfigures the face of God and whose ultimate aim is to defend particular interests by any and all means.”

Allah is not the “Arabic word for God”, Allah is the name of the moon god from ancient Persia and was one of 360 gods that the pagan Arabs worshipped. Mohammed came along and, in a vain attempt to copy the Bible, began to teach about the “one god” named Allah. Mohammed stole from the Bible where it suited him to do so, but mostly made stuff up from whole cloth like Joseph Smith would later do starting the Mormon religion in 1823.

Pope Francis is telling you a whopping lie when he attempts to equate Biblical Christianity with pagan Islam, and don’t you believe it for a second. Christianity and Islam are as far apart as the light is from the darkness. Far from being the “religion of peace”, Islam is the religion of the Devil. Click here to see just how nasty and devilish Islam truly is. Jesus says that He and He alone is the one and only way to God, and He shares that title and distinction with no one.

“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)

Sorry, Mohammed, but according to the Bible, you don’t even figure into the equation. The God of the Bible has nothing in common with the Allah of Mohammed’s imagination.

Pope Francis, why don’t you get right with the real God and get saved?

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  • laura

    I grew up Roman Catholic. I was literally brainwashed to believe what the priest and pope said from birth. I thank God I was able to be saved and come out of the “spell” I was under blindly taking their word for it. We need to pray for all of them because they don’t know any better. They think they are doing the right thing. Most of my family is catholic and will not even try to listen to anything or any one but their church 🙁

    • Geoffrey Grider

      I was raised in the religion of Rome as well, and got SAVED out of it in 1990, praise God!

      • Laura

        I ended up working at a Christian radio station in Pgh Pa in the 80’s and heard ministey all day. I noticed the difference between Christian churches and Catholic. The guilt and superstitious ways I was used to were not present in the other churches. But now I’m saved and free praise God!

    • Skywatcher

      Laura, my heart breaks for you, as I know you have a burden for your family! Here’s how to break their trance: Encourage them to ask their priest to SHOW them in HIS bible where it says to:

      Pray to Mary for forgiveness of sins
      To address HIM as “father”
      Where it says a priest CANNOT marry
      To pay to get out of purgatory
      To say so many “Hail Mary’s” for the forgiveness of sins.

      I could go on and on, but that will be sufficient! If they can get the first two to him, they will accomplish what I have set out to do! He will tell them they are Protestant, and send them on their way! His coldness and hatred at that point will speak VOLUMES to them!!! That’s what they all do! Why? Because they cannot show biblical proof, and it exposes them as purveyors of lies!

      Blessings to you, my dear sister in Christ!

      • Laura

        Thank you I will ☺

      • carson

        add, where does Christ say to look to man over Him and the Father and His word?
        which is what many do from all church places, it’s not limited to catholic, but many look to men to tell them what is, very sad. Any are to know the Lord themselves.

        jeremiah 17 shows what happens when we place looking to menkind and self too above looking to the Lord.
        Don’t know how many times I’ve heard, we need them to tell us since they’ve studied it this and that..and also..? an easy copout and way of bypassing studying the word of God for themselves? ..he’ll study while I go do my own thing and then he’ll tell me what’s what? that man will study while I go play, fun fun fun til the cows come home..or til the very night my soul is required of me..? Is the path many are on.

      • lj

        oh my – where do we start – let’s begin with a prayer to The Holy Spirit for discernment! my heart does not break for you because you are searching for the truth. Ask Jesus to show you and give you the grace to see it.
        First, find out where the Bible came from – the answer the Roman Catholic Church – whether you practice that faith or not it is an indisputable fact.
        2. Catholics DO NOT – NEVER HAVE – prayed to Mary the mother of Jesus to forgive sins. Ask Skywalker to show you where in the Catholic Church teachings it states this or in any Catholic prayer. The Hail Mary is the reciting of the greeting the combines the words of the Archangel Gabriel (who is a messenger from God) Luke 1:28, the words of Elizabeth (the mother of John the Baptist, filled with the Holy Spirit in her womb) Luke 1:41-42, and a very powerful petition for our mother to pray for us always, especially at the hour of our death, when satan will make his most powerful attempt to deceive us one last time. Christians ask others to pray for them all the time – then why is it evil to ask The Mother of Our Lord to intercede for us before God? It isn’t. Catholics love her and honor her as Jesus loved her and honored her. They follow Christ’s example. The fourth commandment: Honor thy father and mother.
        3.It does not say in the Bible a priest can not marry – but Paul makes it very clear that remaining single allows one’s attention to be undivided in serving the Lord (1 Cor 7:32–35). He recommends celibacy to all (1 Cor 7:7) but especially to ministers, who as soldiers of Christ he urges to abstain from “civilian affairs” (2 Tm 2:3–4)The reasons Latin rite priests can’t marry is both theological and canonical. I think you should ask a priest for further understanding or do some research online from authentic Catholic sources.
        4. Roman Catholics do not PAY but PRAY for others to get out of Purgatory.
        To learn what the Roman Catholic Church teaches go to the source The Roman Catholic Church! Don’t put stock in some hate filled fact less rhetoric based on ignorance of the subject.. If you want to learn about dentistry you aren’t going to ask a heart surgeon! Be at peace and don’t be mislead by those who speak with contempt and ignorance. No TRUE follower of Christ speaks as those in this blog do – full of malice and hate born of ignorance and fear. It’s the same lies year after year. Every Pope has been the anti-christ. Judge something by it’s fruits. If the fruits of the ‘religion’ these people are following is the hate that has been spewed in here – then how are they any different than the others like ISIS who preach essentially the same message? The fruits of their works are evil driving division and hate and death. Seek the Truth from Christ Himself. I will pray for you.

        • Heather

          Nowhere in Scripture does it say pray to dead saints. Nowhere in Scripture does it say ask dead saints to pray for you.

          Nowhere does it say that people in Heaven will pray for people on earth. Alive Christians on earth can pray for you, but dead people will not pray to God for you and you can’t find any passage to justify this.

          1 Timothy 2:5King James Version (KJV)
          5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

          Leviticus 26:1 Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the Lord your God.

          Leviticus 20:27 “”Men and women among you who act as mediums or who consult the spirits of the dead must be put to death by stoning. They are guilty of a capital offense.”

          Deuteronomy 18:9-12 When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a NECROMANCER.  For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these abominations the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.

          • Andrew

            All Christian prayers go through the one high priest in heaven, Jesus Christ.
            When Catholics pray to the saints, it is just like asking a devout friend to prayer for you. However, all prayers still go through Christ in the end, because it is through Christ that we are justified before God.
            If you are uncomfortable with talking to the dead, Jesus spoke with Moses in the transfiguration, who had long died before entering the promised land.

            Here is a good explanation with scriptural quotations:


        • Skywatcher

          Ij, you said, “First, find out where the Bible came from – the answer the Roman Catholic Church – whether you practice that faith or not it is an indisputable fact.”

          My! I don’t know where you get your “facts” from, but they’re seriously lacking. I dare you to tell a Jew that his Holy Scriptures came from the Vatican! That’s one of the most “ignorant” sentences in your diatribe! So, who is misleading whom in this case? Do your homework….

          You said, “Don’t put stock in some hate filled fact less rhetoric based on ignorance of the subject.. ”

          I could say, “right back at ya!” As for your point #3, we see quite well how they’re managing their celibacy! They’re probably like Mormon polygamists, with a calendar…wondering which concubine they’ll bed tonight or tomorrow! And…the whole world knows R.C. priests are NOT managing their celibacy at all! Who are you trying to fool here? You’re on the wrong page for deceiving folk. As Apostle Paul said in I cor. 7: 9, “But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn”! (or to molest!)

          Paul also warned Timothy about the last days in I Tim. 4: 1-3: “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; 2. Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3. FORBIDDING TO MARRY…”

          There is NO place in the Scriptures where God forbids to marry, unless it is in reference to being unequally yoked with an unbeliever. However, the Vatican supersedes God’s authority, and like the Pharisees in Jesus’ time, they simply make up the rules as they go, and then stamp God’s name on it, like it’s really His mind and will they’re imposing on the poor, ignorant, and easily deceived masses.

          You clearly pointed out the mockery of Scripture these tin-foil capped clowns make! Thank you, for backing up what I said.

          The Holy Bible really is a wonderfully fascinating, exciting, encouraging, and enlightening book; don’t be afraid to pick it up and to read it for yourself sometime.

          • Heather

            Skywatcher, if I could give you 50 vote ups I would!!!!!! God bless you for being bold in truth and standing up for what the Lord says He detest!

          • Andrew

            What lj means is the Bible was compiled by the Catholic Church. The old testament was obviously from Judaism, primarily the Septuagint, and there were many Christian writings anno domini which the Catholic Church then decided which were inspired so as to be included in the canon of the Bible. There was no protestant church until Martin Luther’s reformation in the 16th century. Martin Luther basically accepted the Catholic bible as is but threw out the deuterocanonicals. He also thought of throwing out the book of James, because of the passage: James 2:26For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead, but ultimately good sense prevailed.

            The Catholic Church did not always have a requirement for celibacy. Jesus was never married and the idea is for holy men to dedicate their lives to God. Marriage and raising children may interfere with this. Recall what St Paul says: …1 Cor 7Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am, ie single. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that. 8But I say to the unmarried and to widows that it is good for them if they remain even as I. 9But if they do not have self-control, let them marry; for it is better to marry than to burn with passion. Married men in the early church also worry about providing an inheritance for their children, which once again takes their attention away from God. However the rule isn’t set in stone, and can be changed.

        • edwitness

          The Catholic religion is so lost they worship a cracker. That is proof that once someone rejects Jesus they will believe and worship anything.

        • carson

          individual letters, manuscripts, were written long before the catholic church came along.
          That church ordered them compiled together, vulgate.
          other and truer churches did also, bible.
          The bible, speaking to the ink on pages/as book form, is a compiled set of God inspired manuscripts/truths..so where and when did the manuscripts get written? Long before the catholic church was ever founded.
          If you feel the need to praise those who compiled the manuscripts why not praise those who physically wrote the manuscripts..?
          But we don’t, as without Christ one can do nothing and the teachings/manuscripts are inspired of God, not man, so why praise man above praising God.
          ..and the vulgate, do they still use that anymore?

          and purgatory is always a strange idea..by faith one is saved, but in purgatory=then knowing all things, where and why the need for faith and hope?, since dead and in semi hell whatever, faith and hope in the seen? Seeing hell is real then and knowing heaven is real then faith and hope is nullified. Romans 8:24 shows and also shows purgatory makes no sense, Unless one is thinking that there people can ..pay..off their sins through suffering in purgatory..and that’s also wrong, to many verses to list and you ought to know that only grace through faith in Christ and the shed blood washes away sins, no amount of works or prayers or self suffering or..will pay off sins, purgatory is some idea men made up.
          Romans 8:24, and purgatory, the dead seeing hell is real, and angels..now do angels have faith? Do they have a need to have faith in the way we have a need for faith seeing that they see and know all things are real? (understand the difference between faith and trust, hebrews 11:1 helps) Angels don’t have faith, they see all the things in real time, that reflects also on the idea of purgatory, the dead, seeing hell is real then knowing the rest is real would have no more need for faith, but it’s by faith one is saved, can only happen before one dies.

          run away from all religions of works and self merit based salvations flee to Christ to be saved, He payed it all.

        • Godwithus

          Matthew 6:7
          But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do:for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

          1 Timothy 2:5-6
          For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

        • Suzy

          Ij… I declare in the name of Jesus Christ, let your eyes open this day, that you repent of all your sins and God forgive you, and write your name in the book of life, and help you not to live a sinful and VAIN/FALSE RELIGION again… AMEN!!!

          All what you just wrote above has NO… I repeat NO BIBLICAL FOUNDATION. You Catholics are always trying to find excuses to what you do. But if you die in that state even the Queen of Sheba will rise up against you on the day of Judgement – BEWARE!!!

    • Larry Bronsing

      Me 2. Was a Catholic and I had the same experience as you. Until Jesus set me free

    • Bart

      My family is Catholic and it’s the same thing. They don’t want truth, they use religion as a way to meet up and have ceremonies. Most don’t even believe or even read the book at all. Just traditions they follow…

    • AT

      Don’t get discouraged. I am in the same boat. Thank God Christ rescued me and I cannot believe how people still believe the pope and all his lies. Pray for your family, it is the only thing you can do when they won’t listen. 🙁

    • Andrew

      Why do you waste your breath on unedifying talk?
      Why do you not try and convert the Muslims and non-Christians?

      Acts 22:7-8
      7and I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?’ 8″And I answered, ‘Who are You, Lord?’ And He said to me, ‘I am Jesus the Nazarene, whom you are persecuting.’…

      John 17:20-21
      20″I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

  • Leonard

    The similarities between Christianity and islam are easy to see. To do so, we need only consult the holy koran for guidance:

    Surah 2:91 And kill them wherever you overtake them and expel them from wherever they have expelled you, and fitnah is worse than killing. And do not fight them at al-Masjid al- Haram until they fight you there. But if they fight you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.
    Surah 4:76 Those who believe fight in the cause of God, and those who reject faith fight in the cause of evil. –
    Surah 4:89 -“Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam), take (hold of) them and kill them wherever you find them…”
    Surah 8:12: Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.”
    Surah 8:65: O Messenger. rouse the Believers to the fight. If there are twenty amongst you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred: if a hundred, they will vanquish a thousand of the Unbelievers: for these are a people without understanding.
    Surah 9:5: When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them. Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them. If they repent and take to prayer and render the alms levy, allow them to go their way. God is forgiving and merciful.
    Surah 9:29 Fight those who believe neither in God nor the Last Day, nor what has been forbidden by God and his messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are People of the Book, until they pay the tribute and have been humbled.
    Surah 9:73: O Prophet, fight against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be harsh upon them. And their refuge is Hell, and wretched is the destination.
    Surah 9:123: O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are near to you, and let them find harshness in you, and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty (unto Him).
    Surah 9:124: And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.
    Surah 47:4: Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when ye have routed them, then making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom till the war lay down its burdens. That (is the ordinance).

    Any my personal favorite:
    5:12 Allah made a covenant of old with the Children of Israel and We raised among them twelve chieftains, and Allah said: Lo! I am with you. If ye establish worship and pay the poor-due, and believe in My messengers and support them, and lend unto Allah a kindly loan, surely I shall remit your sins, and surely I shall bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flow. Whoso among you disbelieveth after this will go astray from a plain road.
    Guess Allah’s a little short of cash…
    Peace, love and flowers in your hair (inshallah)…

    • Geoffrey Grider

      Lol, thanks for the comedy!

      • Tracy

        Thank you for this information. If ANYONE would just read and study only the verses posted above by Leonard, any human with common sense would be able to figure out that this is wrong.
        Surah 4:89 -“Those who reject Islam must be killed. If they turn back (from Islam), take (hold of) them and kill them wherever you find them…”
        This must be what Obama wants to do to us!!!!! That’s like making you become a Muslim or die. Geezzzz!! And, they won’t let us live in peace. Look at all the terror attacks.
        Christians serve a God who loves people and wants none to perish, but have everlasting life. Big difference, all you Muslim’s.

    • Kiwiwatcher

      Leonard – in the last par – Allah said; lol I am with you.

    • Skywatcher

      Brother Leonard, you have opened my eyes! LOLOLOL!!!! That was priceless, in more ways than one! I love your sense of humor! Continue to keep the banner raised high! 🙂

  • Jo

    You never really hear the whole gospel being preached, or the Bible being taught from Catholics. Most of them have zero spiritual growth. This Pope is just some weird, political clown, going around in an equally weird costume, saying stupid things that aren’t even Christian. He’s a buffoon to my mind, just irrelevant. If a lot of people chase after him, people also are obsessed with Hollywood, stars that are neither relevant or worth the time. His ecumenical slop isn’t worth the headline, really.

  • I don’t think we’re brothers and sisters unless they become converted Christians, then we could be “In Christ”. As for the pope, he is antichrist.

  • Char

    I wonder if the pope ever opened a bible in his lifetime? What do they do when they go to their seminary or whatever the Catholics call it? Do they actually learn anything about Jesus? Kinda doubtful. It’s too bad it’s the blind leading the blind.

    • Geoffrey Grider

      If the Pope knows anything about the Bible, then it is obvious he does in no wise BELIEVE any of it….

      • Char

        You got that right!!!! If he did know anything about it, they would NOT worship Mary instead of Jesus, but we could go on and on about their false teachings. I have a very good friend that is a died in the wool Catholic and she gets so excited if one of the priests come to their house for a drunken card party. They think it’s wonderful when the priests sit down and play cards and drink with them. Great shepherd leading his flock right into hell! What a shame!

        • Skywatcher

          Char, ask your friend to do the same as I’ve suggested Laura to do! The priests response will open her eyes…no matter how intoxicated she might get! GUARANTEED! If she really wants to be a Bible Christian, this should open her eyes and cause her to move away from the precipice!

      • Suzy

        Lol… Geoffrey, I seriously doubt their pope doesn’t know the truth. He knows it, he believes it and knows the power of it – but he has rejected it for vain glory, mere acclamation and temporal riches and comfort (which i doubt he even has in his corner or deep within himself).

    • Skywatcher

      That’s a really great question, Char! I’ve often wondered about that also! I’ll bet the Bibles in the Vatican are so covered with dust that the rats have to wear respirators to move among them! I wonder what else is kept in that vast library of that white-washed sepulchre that the rest of the world isn’t allowed to see?!

    • Heather

      Amen Char! It’s obvious Francis missed the following verses not to mention all the others.

      Matthew 7:13-14(KJV)

      13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

      14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    • Andrew

      John 8:44″You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

      Three passages are read from the Bible during Catholic mass and the entire Bible is read over 3 years.

      John 17:20-21
      20″I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

  • Jon

    Yes…..like Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. Only in the pope’s world would he try to equate them as being the same.

  • Soso deff

    Most times I wonder what this site is all about.what it stands for,it’s aims nd objectives.some of ur posts are quite educative while some just don’t make sense or fall in place.if the Pope said that Christians nd Muslims are brothers nd sisters,using ur own initiative,u ought to know he’s only trying to bring about peace nd put an end to hostility btw Christians nd Muslims.peaceful co-existence is what he’s trying to bring about nd this is exactly what d world needs.

    • Geoffrey Grider

      But you don’t “bring peace” by telling a LIE. The Bible says that we are only “brothers and sisters” through Jesus Christ. Look at the verse at the top of this page!

      • Char

        And furthermore, Soso Deff, did you notice that their Allah says, “if they don’t listen cut their heads off or their fingers?” In other words, kill them? Would you like to be the first to go and try and reason with them? Let us know how that works out for you. Peaceful co-existence is not in their vocabulary or learning……wake up!

        • Kiwiwatcher

          After 3 years of spouting his vile message Muhammad had 14 misfits as followers – then took up the sword……reminds me of Charles Manson

    • Richard Mann

      Muslims can never peacefully exist with Christians nor any other religion. Their religion forbids it. Islam’s main objective is to conquer the world for Allah and Islam. If it means killing all the other believers of other religions, they will do it.

    • Skywatcher

      Soso deff, have another drink of your Kool Aid, Dear! It will make you feel better in the morning. There is only one way to have world peace, and that is when He, the Prince of Peace, (Jesus Christ) comes back to set up His millennial reign! Isa. 9: 6

    • Heather

      Soso deff
      Can you not see that this man is laying the very foundations for the ungodly, “coexistence crowd” that will end up worshipping the Antichrist?
      There will be NO true peace until the Prince of peace, Jesus Christ, returns and takes this world back from Satan!

      Isaiah 9:6King James Version (KJV)

      6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

      Philippians 4:7
      7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

      Jeremiah 29:11
      11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

      *******Praise God for this expected end!*******

      John 3-16
      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    • Larry/vietnamvet1971

      the word you are looking for is DECEIVED & DECEIVING and the Catholics are Experts on that, keeping people bound and tied to their False religion.

    • carson

      @Soso deff. to everything there’s a time and season.
      Centuries ago when there were centuries left to man’s way/rule/the kingdoms of the world many did live fairly peacefully for long periods, BUT, now what time and season are we nearing?
      Centuries left to mankinds rule and ways that are apart from Christ? Or nearing the time of great tribulation such as the world has never seen then the return of Christ and He ends the way’s of the flesh?
      And what does God say about those times?….peace and etc? revelation 12:12, woe to the earth, is just one of many dire warnings of the coming things. But thinking to do good (although having fallen into the snare of the devil of ignoring God’s word on things) they set about for peace but there will be no real peace, the abomination that makes desolate is called that for a reason.
      The time and season we’re heading to soon enough is the great wrap up of the way’s of the world/of the flesh, who will be saved is the question.
      People run about making great plans and thinking of long self directed futures ahead and peace..as the day’s of noah and day’s of Lot, marrying and planning and this and that never giving an ear to God while others who are not of darkness that the days should overtake them as a thief in the night are busy about the important things, eternally important, reconciling men to God in Christ.

      Is both the ignoring, and if even reading-not applying- the prophetic words of God a big problem today? yes it is. Blessed are those who hear and heed these words, revelation 1:3, and the gospels have, I have told you these things before they come to pass that when they do you might believe, also builds faith aswell as blessings.

      • Heather

        Amen carson!!

  • Gerardo Rivera

    “Pope Francis Declares That ‘Christians And Muslims Are Brothers And Sisters’”

    Seems that the Muslims in the following areas missed the memo:

    India and Sudan and Algeria and New York and Pakistan and Israel and Russia and Chechnya and the Philippines and Indonesia and Nigeria and England and Thailand and Spain and Egypt and Bangladesh and Saudi Arabia and Turkey and Morocco and Yemen and France and Uzbekistan and Gaza and Tunisia and Kosovo and Bosnia and Mauritania and Kenya and Eritrea and Syria and Somalia and Kuwait and Ethiopia and Jordan and United Arab Emirates and Tanzania and Belgium and Denmark and East Timor and Qatar and Maryland and Tajikistan and the Netherlands and Afghanistan and Chad and Canada and China and Nepal and the Maldives and Argentina and Mali and Angola and the Ukraine and Uganda and Germany and Lebanon and Iran and Kazakhstan and Sweden and Azerbaijan and Iraq and Scotland and Macedonia and Bulgaria and Cameroon and Djibouti and Australia and…pretty much wherever Islam is taken seriously.

    Classic Pope going with a “Do as I say, not as I do”. The Pope says that we are brothers, but Saeed Abedini and his captors never got the memo either. And I’m sure Saeed will receive greater honor from Jesus that any Pope ever will. The Pope has his reward and it is dirt compared to the crown Saeed will receive.

    With that said, say a prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters. Many surely gave up more than I did and will certainly receive greater than what they lost for Christ.

  • IF Christians and muslims are brothers and sisters, then WHY they kills US?????

  • Richard Mann

    This Pope is possessed. And not by the Holy Spirit. But, I still think he is doing God’s work just as Obama is. Both are getting the world set up for a one world government/church. And both pay no attention to what others may say of them.

  • Juni

    He is either barking mad or the False Prophet, I d the latter, the deceptions are growing, the antichrist is spirit rife in the world. When the enemy comes in like a flood the Lord will lift up a standard against him.

  • Arik

    I could hug you for this article, Geoff. Preach it! Expose the truth!

    • Geoffrey Grider

      Amen, pls share this link everywhere you can!

  • Skywatcher

    Excellent article, Bro. Geoffrey! Keep up the great work! People need to know the truth, because after all, it’s only the Truth (Christ) who will set them free!

    • Geoffrey Grider

      Thank you, …watchman on the wall reporting for duty 🙂

  • Skywatcher

    We’re no more “brothers and sisters” than pork chops and Muslims are!

    • SammiD

      Skywatcher, LOL Your posts are always good for a chuckle! ((((((((((Skywatcher))))))) Thank you 🙂

  • edwitness

    To Catholics the pope is God’s representative on earth. There are supposed to be about a billion Catholics, right? As militant as Catholcs are, there is a chance that they could join with what the pope says are their brothers and sisters, to fight against true Christians that they call heretics, that are to them worthy of death. The Catholics have done it before. Remember the dark ages? The Inquisition?
    It may seem ecumenical but, it is really just birds of a feather flocking together.

    • Skywatcher

      Edwitness, that is a very good point, and it should be taken VERY seriously! I’ll bet their hatred against infidels and bloodthirstiness is still as strong and healthy as it was during the inquisitions and crusades! If people reading this have NEVER read Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, I highly recommend it! This is coming our way. It can be gotten online at http://www.christianbook.com for mere pennies! It’s a very dark and evil history of how the R.C. cult tried to exterminate the Protestants because they were exposing them and the truth of God’s Word! They did things to these dear brothers and sisters in Christ that defy human imagination! Purely satanic!!!

      This must have been a very difficult time for the Roman Catholic people who had family and friends whom they dearly loved, who defected for the truth. They watched them being tortured, butchered, and killed for their faith in Christ! As it was in the days of Hitler, it’s not long before the “mob mentality” or “pack mentality” kicks in and Normal gets kicked out the door! People are quick to shift their allegiances and loyalties…to family or friends! Very clever propaganda as we’re seeing on hellevision these days and the response if sufficient proof. So sad, but still…a part of God’s end-time plan! It means our going home is that much nearer!

      • lj

        ok we have another Einstein here – i suggest you expand your world knowledge by researching some history – ever hear of the Protestant Reformation?? Martin Luther, John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli and other early Protestant Reformers in the 16th century Europe? ya, I didn’t think so….well it was no walk in the park. what fools you two are! God help us! How’d you get on our side!?

      • Tusitala

        The hatred of Bible believers is alive and well in the Catholic “church”, they would turn on us in a heartbeat.

    • lj

      that’s right! you – genius – you! Catholics are secretly meeting & arming themselves to join ISIS and are praying diligently that ISIS won’t rape, torture or behead them before they can profess they want to join them in wiping out OTHER Christians! What the heck is wrong with you?

    • carson

      interesting (God’s representative on earth in catholics eyes, also among most of the world, even atheists think ‘he represents’ if there were a God)..then over to rev 13 where it talks of the false prophet..2 horns ‘like a lamb’..and THE Lamb of God of course being Christ, this ‘like a lamb’?..as if representing Christ on earth?

  • lj

    what a bunch of crap – talk about twisted logic – the Pope doesn’t state ANYTHING CLOSE to what you accuse him of. Jesus said we are ALL brothers and sisters in Christ and we are ALL made in the image and likeness of God. Stating we are all brothers and sisters doesn’t mean our Faith is equal – simply put, it means we are all equal in the eyes of God. Talk about fanning the flames of hatred! Shame on you – you are blinded by your own self-righteousness and end of the world fears. All Christians should be uniting and standing together not joining in with evil doers chastising each other. Seems to me you are going way out of your way here to conjure up hate for the Pope who is reaching out to foster peace to unite all peoples of all faiths. How is what you are doing here any different then other religious extremists?
    1 Corinthians 13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.
    4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

    • Geoffrey Grider

      How on earth do you figure that the Muslims, who DENY that Jesus is the Son of God, are “in Christ”? They most certainly are not…

    • Heather

      lj, when the time comes, it will be people like you who will be turning the tribulation saints in for slaughter!

    • carson

      wouldn’t love cause one to tell the lost, to tell those without Christ that they are on the very wrong and wide road that leads to perdition?
      Instead of telling them their doing ok and are in good standing with the Father even though they bypass Christ in attempts to get there.
      Love cause people to speak the truth with grace, it doesn’t seek to please men..love is not a men pleaser, but seeks to save men-HUGE difference.

    • Leonard

      Jesus NEVER said that we and pagans are “brothers in Christ”. and I challenge you to point out chapter and verse where you claim that He did.

    • Skywatcher

      lj, are you aware that love and truth are one and the same: GOD : John 14: 6; “I am the Way the Truth, and the Life; no man comes unto the Father but by me.” I John 4: 8, 16″ God is love”; v. 16: “God is love”. JESUS IS GOD!

      With grace and humility, may I suggest that you are the one who needs to step back and further examine your church history. It AINT pretty or attractive! In fact, in 2008, I read a headline in a Roman Catholic newspaper which stated, “Pope gives blessing to mass murder of Evangelicals”. I was so shocked, that I never EVER forgot the headline! It blew me away, to say the least! Is this love? Is this what one does to their “brothers and sisters”?

      On this forum, you’re speaking to people who’ve “seen the Light”, and have “come out from among them”. They have been on your side of the fence. They nor I, are haters or intolerant. Sometimes, truth just hurts, and often as not, those who reject it the most, fall the hardest when they finally wake up to it and realize they were dead wrong!

      Roman Catholic people are very dear, precious, and great people for the most part. Sadly, they’ve been “baptized” into something that is far bigger and worse than they could ever imagine. The infant baptism factor has made them slaves/prisoners to a very evil and corrupt system that is devoid of God Almighty and all things holy. They have been followed up with carefully crafted (an occult term) brainwashing and indoctrination through catechism classes, etc. They have not been shown both “sides of the tracks” so to speak.

      Only a fool would step out in blind faith and swallow something as truth without looking at all the other possibilities that exist first. Am I calling R.C. people fools? Yep! No more so than many so-called Protestant “Christians”, who’ve been cleverly duped in the same manner in some of these so-called churches! Just last Saturday evening, I went to hear a friend put on an organ recital in a United (Methodist) Church close by. While I was waiting for the program to start, I picked up a songbook that was laying on the pew beside me and thumbed through it. I knew this church was a church of the antichrist, but to see it right there in my hands peeled back another level of the proverbial “onion” from my eyes. One of the songs was titled, “The Crescent and the Star”!

      I kid you not! It was extolling the Christian virtue of loving and ACCEPTING Islam, an ideology that is antichrist! I thumbed further and found another song in which God was addressed as “Father” in one verse and “Mother” in the next! Do you see something wrong with that? If not, you have some serious spiritual issues to be dealt with. I know God the FATHER (Male) certainly has an issue with that, and whatever bothers Him, bothers me too.

      If you’re as loving and righteous as you’d like to believe, then do as I suggested Laura do:

      Ask your priest to show you in a Holy Bible where it says you must pray to Mary
      Ask him to show you where it says Priests are not to marry.
      Ask him to show you where penance is a biblical concept.

      You say, “All Christians should be uniting and standing together not joining in with evil doers chastising each other.” What you see as “chastising” is actually encouragement and “rightly dividing the word of truth”, as we are commanded to do. If the pope was really all about world peace, then that would’ve happened many years ago, under a different pope. But you see, oil and water never mix; you have two different ideologies at play here. You have Biblical Christianity and then as has already been stated, you have paganism (R.C’ism).

      The Roman Catholic cult is very blatant in its bowing down and worshipping idols, after God clearly and expressly said we are NOT to do! Do you consider pedophilia to be a holy act? If not, then why do you continue to support the institution that flies in direct opposition to God’s Word in its poo-pooing it away? Why would you want to support an institution that says, “Do as I say, not as I do”?

      Whole books have been written on the differences between Roman paganism and Christianity, so I won’t attempt to address all of the fallacies here. I would like to gently encourage you though…please slide down off your high horse and listen to the folks who have been delivered from the clutches of this very evil man-made entity. They once were where you’re at now. Their very soul’s eternity depends upon knowing the truth, following the truth, and supporting the TRUTH (Christ), and not some messed up institution that cannot distinguish between light and darkness or right from wrong. By the way, right and wrong can NEVER be in agreement! That’s why we stand up so strongly for the truth…dear people depend upon knowing the truth, so they can make their way home to Heaven…through Jesus Christ, and Him alone!

      I see you’ve quoted one of your favorite passages, I Cor. 13, but do you know what that chapter is REALLY saying? True love looks out for the best interests of others. We’re doing that by pointing out the deceptions, errors, and contradictions to Christian living within this unholy entity known as the Vatican/R.C. “Church”.

      NOT ALL people who call themselves Christians these days are Christians. They’re church-goers, who end up driving the real Christians out of the church and “underground” in home churches. They think they know how to govern the kingdom of God, but they effectively destroy it! In fact, I and a great many others hesitate to call ourselves “Christians” any longer because the R.C. cult and many others use that term so loosely. People who know anything about the R.C. institution, the Inquisitions, Crusades, hidden sexual escapades, etc. (that calls themselves “Christians”), do NOT want to be identified with such! Many years ago, this group of elitists hijacked the early Church and have made amok of it ever since, thereby tarnishing the name of Christ, the One who instituted the early Church! He is the Head of the Church, not some elected pope who was “good” behind closed doors! You get my drift.

      In closing, I clearly remember a number of years ago, when we had new neighbors move into the house a couple doors down from our own. They were there only a few weeks when her husband passed away on Christmas Day. That was a very difficult time for her, and then her priest “kindly” informed her, that she could move her husband out of purgatory more quickly if she paid “$500.” each month! That was a lot of money back thirty years ago! She was now under a huge financial and spiritual burden to meet this obligation…after all…what kind of a wife would she be, to let her husband suffer needlessly for a prolonged time in such a place as that! CONTROL! Not of God on any level. It placed an unnecessary and unscriptural burden upon a poor soul that Christ died for, to set free from such lies and indignation!

      Ask your priest those questions I listed above and see what his answer will be to you! Put a post up for all to see, and let us know what his response was to you? I’ll be waiting, for one!

      • Heather

        Geoffrey, is there any chance you could copy and paste what Skywatcher has said here into future article? Truth treasures here!

      • SammiD

        That was amazing!!! I hope it’s ok – I’m copying and printing this to give to my own pastor.
        God bless you Skywatcher!

        • Skywatcher

          Thank you, Heather and SammiD! All the glory goes to our risen Lord! He puts the words into my heart and I type ’em out! Feel free to use my comments! I’m all for evangelism and helping others come to the glorious knowledge and faith of our Lord Jesus Christ! People need the truth! Much blood has been spilled to preserve it, and I’m prepared to have mine spilled if required! What an honor and a privilege to serve in that way! God bless you both, and I’m glad I can be a small encouragement for you and others. Praise the Lord! 🙂

          • Heather

            Skywatcher, when I was reading what you wrote, I could feel the Holy Spirit in a powerful way all through your message! Praise the Lord for you brother!

    • Sola Scriptura

      We are NOT brothers and sisters if they don’t hold to the doctrine of Christ. The scriptures are clear:

  • Kiwiwatcher

    Any man who wears a dress and holds a microphone is like manner should REPENT immediately….such shocking habits!

  • Larry Bronsing

    The pope and Muhammad will have plenty of company in hell. But no fun and no fellowship

  • Sola Scriptura

    There is nothing more treasonous than calling those who follow demons brothers. The scriptures are crystal clear:

  • gumply

    Why do you always delete my comments?

    • Heather

      Gumply, your comment will show up. I have one now awaiting moderation view. Believe me if Geoffrey allowed Soso deff and lj’s comments, he will definitely allow yours!

      • We do not censor or block ANY comments that are free from profanity, threats of violence, marketing, selling, racial epithets or personal attacks 🙂

        • gumply

          Geoff, I don’t know what happens but I have made numerous comments that do not infringe on what you stated in the above post that have never shown up on the articles. I do not swear or make threats, I am not in the marketing business and I haven’t made any racial slurs or personally attacked anyone. But my comment is not here and it never appeared on the other articles I made post on. They do show up right after I post but then disappear so I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

          • Geoffrey Grider

            I looked in all the comments in the dashboard did not seem them 🙁

  • carson

    ah the inter-faithers..the world religion just fit and ready for that final anti-christ prophesied of to come and take the helm of..
    come out of the inter-faithers churches, faux christian and catholic, flee to Christ to be saved.

    there are only 2 households to be of, and only through Christ can any be of the kingdom/household of God..those who reject Christ or have another and false Christ are not of the household of God, if in Christ you are-then how can those who aren’t be your brother or sister in Christ? They can’t and aren’t but without Christ they simple remain where we all started, born of adam/the flesh nature of sin, of the household of the flesh and devil, and is why Christ was sent-that any might be saved, pulled from the judgements of God and adopted by God. Bought with a price, Christ..and without Him, none are His.

  • watchman48

    [Pope Francis Declares That ‘Christians And Muslims Are Brothers And Sisters’] If this is truly the pope’s words, I wonder, how can a supposedly godly man make such a stupid statement? It is clearly the evidence for all of us that this so-called godly man is not godly in anyway. Come out of her, the Catholic Church least you perish with them in their sins….

  • Mike au

    So does the dear old Pope Francis realise that these
    “alleged” brothers and sisters make the God of the
    Bible out to be a liar ? And if they don’t accept Jesus
    they will in fact go to hell ! Why doesn’t this man ever
    preach Christ crucified ? That fact was good enough
    for Paul to preach to the world and he never claimed
    to be Christ on earth ? Remember Jesus is the truth,
    when did Jesus or Paul ever preach interfaith…never !

    1 John 5:9-13(KJV)
    9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God
    is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath
    testified of his Son.
    10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness
    in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar;
    because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.
    11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life,
    and this life is in his Son.
    12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the
    Son of God hath not life.
    13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the
    name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have
    eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son
    of God.

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  • Larry Anderson

    There is only one way to God and that is through His Son,Jesus Christ. There are no other roads to salvation.Brother Grider is right about the origin of Allah.Allah was worshiped by Abraham’s father.Allah was a man made god by people who worshiped the moon and stars.My God made the moon,stars,sun,the planets and everything in the universe.Those who worshiped Allah also believed in sacrificing their children.No wonder parents who support the Islamic faith will allow their children to wear suicide vest.The pope is trying to create what is called chrislam,the mixing of Christianity and Islam.The devil has always allowed compromise.Don’t be fooled.Trust Jesus and ask Him to forgive your sins and make Him your Lord and Savior.Invite Him in to your heart and trust Him and only Him to forgive your sins.He’s waiting.Do it today.Don’t miss heaven because you waited.Today is the day of salvation.

  • Zhang Hong

    “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12.)

    “… there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:21-22.)

    “The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; They have ears, but they hear not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” (Psalm 135:15-17.)

  • Wulfrano Ruiz Sainz

    Poop Vergolio needs a straight jacket.

  • Christene

    Well, the Jews didn’t regard the Gentiles as brothers and sisters, and Jesus kinda blew that out of the water, didn’t He. Don’t presume to know the mind of God.

    • Skywatcher

      Christene, with all due respect, God HAS revealed His mind in a book known as the “Holy Bible”. You might want to introduce yourself to it sometime, and see what God’s mind really is saying to us! And, NO! the R.C. cult is NOT the “ONLY ones on the front lines battling for the sanctity of marriage”, etc. What you just said flies into direct contradiction to what the pope just endorsed: gay marriages! That’s NOT biblical, nor the “mind of God”!

      Furthermore, if the pope was so loving and protecting of the thousands of Christians around the world who are being persecuted and put to death for standing up for Jesus Christ, then why is he joining alliances with the ones who ARE DOING IT?! Your kind of “reasoning” doesn’t make a lick of sense! I don’t say that to be mean-spirited, hateful, or whatever else you may want to describe me as. I’m saying it with love, mercy, and compassion because if you’ll awaken to reason, you’ll pay close attention to the former R.C.’s on this forum who are praising God for their deliverance and salvation from such! Helllllloooooo

      My prayer for you and others like you would be that you get to know the real Jesus Christ of the Bible, and that comes by reading the Bible for yourself, and that you would stand up and fight for Christ with the same kind of boldness and tenacity that you defend the house of Satan with!

  • Christene

    As for Pope Francis and the Catholic Church, they are the ONLY ones on the front lines battling for the sanctity of marriage, the sanctity of the unborn, the care of the poor and oppressed, the protection of Christian being martyred by the thousands around the world, the culture of death, and the love of Jesus for ALL mankind. If you would get your noses out of Revelation for 5 minutes and actually listen to what he is saying, you would realize he is shouting the Gospel at the top of his lungs.

    • Heather

      Christene, He’s shouting the Gospel at the top of his lungs? Well, he missed the most important part. In all the times that he has had the perfect opportunity to do so on these platforms, before the world, I have NEVER heard him tell anyone about how they can be saved by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
      Have you ever heard him proclaim John 3:16? Or even John 14:6? If so, please provide us a link. Surely you should be able to provide us a link with all the chances he’s had to tell someone how to be saved from going to hell.

      John 14:6-8 (KJV)

      6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

      Will be watching for that link….

  • “Pope Francis Declares That ‘Christians And Muslims Are Brothers And Sisters”

    Well, it depends on what “brothers and sisters” here means. The pope did not say “brothers anf sisters in Christ”, only “brothers and sister”, and in a sense we are all “brothers and sisters”, descendants of Adam and Eve. What is important is to be born again! But today even most of the people that call themselves “Christians” are only false Christians that are NOT born again. They gather in an entertainment “church” to listen to man-made watered-down prosperity gospels, fables, and demonic rock / pop / electric music. I am not saying this to defend the Catholic church or the Pope. I am not, but at least in a Catholic church people can still listen to sermons based on the word of God, and are still able to pray, confess their sins, and take part to communion each week. In the Christian church, there is NOTHING holy left anymore, only unbearable noise, bad entertainment.

    Concerning Muslims, i will say this:

    Some years ago it happened that I experienced difficult times. The only person that gave me a glass of water to drink was Muslim. All the Christians I know refused to help me ! In fact, my life is full of sufferings and I NEVER received any help from Christian people. Now we are saved by faith but judged by our works, and FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD.

    I am also not defending “Chrislam”, but before criticize people of other religions or yet to be religion, you all that call yourselves “Christians”, begin first to cast out the beam out of your own eyes, stop rejecting poor and sick people, throw away your electric guitars and preach back the word of God! Are you so blind that you cannot see that the Babylon in the book of Revelation is the local congregation of the end-time false Christian church?

    “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
    So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
    Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
    I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
    As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
    Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
    To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
    He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (Rev. 3:15-22)

    • Skywatcher

      Marc, your story breaks my heart! For those “Christians” who refused you help, there’s a verse in God’s Word that comes to mind in reference to them: “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes…” Rev. 21: 4 When they stand before God (us too), and see the many opportunities that God provided us for ministry one to another, and DIDN’T…we will shed bitter tears of sorrow, shame, and remorse. I believe we will see the rewards that might have been ours, and I believe we will see the souls that went to the eternal Lake of Fire because for whatever excuse we used, we didn’t share God’s Word or His love with them. That’s a hefty responsibility that we should be taking much more seriously than a great many of us do, on a daily basis!

      Marc, I too, feel your pain and disappointment in so-called “Christians”. The Word says, “By their fruit you will know them”. I’m quoting from memory folks, so please bear with me here. I’ve been a Bible-believing /practicing Christian for almost my entire life, and God has brought me through some EXTREMELY dark times, that I would never wish upon anyone else, no matter how badly I might dislike them!

      However, during those times, I submitted to His will, and DIDN’T RELY UPON MY FEELINGS OR EMOTIONS! When I couldn’t feel His precious Presence, when my prayers felt like they fell to the floor, when my church kicked me out because I spoke God’s Word, when another church asked me NOT to attend, when… and on and on it goes…I relied upon WHAT I KNEW to be true in His Word. He promised to never leave me or to forsake me. He promised He would be Father to the fatherless. He promised though my sins were as scarlet, He would make them white as wool. I CLAIMED His promises and I STOOD on His promises, even if it meant I might have to die along the way!!! I joined hands with dear old Job and I said, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him: BUT I WILL maintain mine own ways before Him. He also shall be my salvation.” Job 13: 15, 16a (Emphasis mine)

      When I needed the Church to come alongside to comfort, to support, and to encourage me, it wasn’t there…at least not in the “Christians” I was rubbing shoulders with! Nobody has ever hurt me throughout the years as badly as this so-called Church did. Not one, but more than one at that! Today, I can praise the Lord for that, and pray for those people!

      God allowed me to go through those horrible times to make me stronger; to reveal the church-goers and the real genuine Christians to me; He allowed me to work for Him and to see souls saved and lives changed! It REALLY was worth it all! It sure HURT, smarted, ached, and gave me many sleepless nights along the way, but I survived!

      NOW…I continue to speak boldly for Him! I don’t give a rat’s tail what others think of me, as I have ONLY HIM to please! I don’t care what my reputation is in the eyes of others; I have only Him to be accountable to. I’m FREE! God allowed those horrible things and people into my life to help to build character in me, to mature me in Christ, AND to PREPARE me for others who are going through similar circumstances! I can give them plenty of encouragement and mentoring that they cannot get from anybody who has never experienced the acid and corruption of church-goer “Christianity”. Many of these folk attended church for 60-70 years, and they didn’t have the Bible knowledge of a grade 1 Sunday school student in a Conservative Bible-believing/practicing church! There is a huge difference between a “church-goer” and a genuine Christian! I want you to understand that!

      One can go to church for 80 years and still come out an unrepentant and unsaved crusty old church-goer. A mouse can rot in a cookie jar for ten days and not come out as a cookie! Waiting in a mechanic’s waiting room for your car doesn’t make you a mechanic…you get the picture! Application is what makes the difference!

      Having said that, Marc, you are wrongly accusing good, humble, loving, caring, and empathetic Bible-believing/practicing Christians on here, who are boldly declaring truth. Why? Because they love God, and because they take the Great Commission seriously! It goes beyond the Great Commission…Jesus said the “second commandment is likened unto the first…(again from memory)…that ye love one another.”

      We cannot truly call ourselves Christians and NOT warn people of impending dangers within their unbiblical belief system or faith in their clergy instead of in Christ and His infallible Word. To let them go without reaching out to them in this way, is to help them to a Christless eternity! For those of us who see the comments that attempt to defend evil and things that contradict God’s Word, and NOT say anything to help them to come to the truth, WE WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THAT IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE! To really love God, is to love our fellow man and that means telling the truth, even when it may hurt…and that includes Muslims, and our other spiritual enemies! We love them because we are commanded to and because they are also made in God’s image and likeness. We don’t love or appreciate the evil things they do to us, nor are we expected to!

      Having said that, we ARE expected to pray for them, and to bless them! How do we bless a Muslim whose brainwashing agenda dictates that they must separate our heads from our bodies? We bless them by praying that they and their families will come to know the real Prince of Peace! Jesus! Yeshua!

      Marc, you said you have come through some really difficult things in your life, and I wish I could’ve been there to walk through them with you! YES, I DO! Let me ask you, have you ever heard it said that “a calm sea has never made a skillful sailor”? Your sea of life has had many rough waves in it; you got battered, a little ragged around the edges, but you DIDN’T sink! Our Lord has a great plan for your life! He wants to use you to mentor to others who are going through similar battles! He wants you to share with them the victories that He has won for you, to be a source of encouragement and wise counsel for them! He did it for you, He can definitely do it for them!

      I wish I knew you personally, so I could help you. The only thing I know to do is to give you my email address, scotianprince@eastlink.ca. If our brother Geoffrey isn’t in favor of that, then he can delete it from this post. Our world is full of hurting children of God, hurt by misnamed people (who think they are doing God a service), and I see a need for mentoring and restoring those dear souls to a live, rewarding, and precious relationship with our Lord!

      I hope I have been a little bit of encouragement for you, Marc! Remember that old song, “For Those Tears I Died”? He sees every tear that falls, Marc! Tear drops are a language that our Lord understands, and He will never fail you! Man WILL fail you; you’ve experienced that. I thank God for that dear Muslim person who helped you in your time of need. I will be praying that whoever that person is (God knows), that they will come to know Jesus Christ as their own personal Lord and Savior! Wouldn’t that really be something…to get to Heaven and turn around and come face to face with that person?! It’s possible!

      God richly bless you, Marc! Keep your chin up, for when it is…your eyes are on the Savior!

  • Our True GOD the FATHER who art in HEAVEN and HIS SON JESUS ( YESHUA ) CHRIST said: “DO NOT be yoked with unbelievables.”!!

  • Skywatcher

    Thank you, for your blessings, Heather. I’m pleased to be used by our Lord, and to be a blessing in some small way. The Holy Spirit is such a remarkable Person! The beauty of it all is that He is available to ALL, and He longs to work through ALL in this manner!

    Go forth my dear sister, and allow Him to use you today in whatever capacity He desires! The rewards are truly heavenly! 🙂 The field is white unto harvest, so let us be busy reapers! We’re quickly running out of time! God bless you, with many opportunities to be a blessing to others!

  • I have recently come across this website and thank you for it’s informative articles.

    I have noticed that many posters seem to be former Catholic members. I have never been Catholic (I am Christian, non denominational) but my husband of 25 years is Catholic and his parents/brothers/their wives and all his extended family are Catholic. My husband only attends a Catholic church when we are visiting his family all of whom live in the same town but across the country from us.

    I often feel this pull to attempt to reach any member of my husband’s family to try and convince them to step back from the RCC but not sure how to do it. I usually try when I am alone with my mother in law and attempt to point false Catholic doctrines out to her and she once said to me, “I don’t care if you show me where in the Bible it says that I’m not going to believe it.” This was when I was trying to show her places in Scripture when Jesus’s siblings are mentioned to try and disprove to her the falsehood of Mary’s life long virginity. Since the advent of Pope Francis my in laws seemed to have completely hopped on the Praying to Mary band wagon and it concerns me greatly. If anyone has any suggestions on what I can say or do to reach any member of my husband’s family to try and help them see the light about the false Roman Catholic Church I would appreciate the suggestions. Thanks.

    • Skywatcher

      SunnyDay29, for a solution that works EVERY time for your R.C. situation, scroll way up to the top and count down to the fourth comment by myself, in which I address this issue for Laura. Do what I ask, praying before you do, and watch your husband’s loved ones get a serious wake-up call from their own priest! They will need you to console them, with plenty of love, compassion, understanding and grace. After all…the bottom just fell out of their world! The scales have fallen off their eyes, and they’re going to need the love of Christ to help them through this time of hurt, loss, and mourning!

      God bless you, as you play your part in their deliverance!

      • Thanks for your comments Skywatcher. I will take your suggestions the next time I am with my in laws. I appreciate it.

  • Charity

    Please, before bashing anyone, please do consider that if you believe that God made us then that means we all came from Adam and Eve, our first parents, which therefore makes us all brothers and sisters. Jesus died for all of us, including the terrorists, and who are we to condemn them when He Himself did not? He didn’t condemn the woman who was about to be stoned, remember? Jesus came to save the lost sheep… It’s sad reading the comments here bashing fellow Christians when most (not all) of the opinions about Roman Catholics are taken from the opinions of others without thorough study.

    Yes, I am Roman Catholic and had considered looking into Judaism and other Christian denominations, however, my spiritual journey has brought me deeper into my Catholic faith instead. I have prayed and prayed for discernment from the Holy Spirit because I, too, do not wish to be led astray and to be separated from God. The more I learn about Catholicism, the more at home and the closer to God I feel. Read the Catechism of the Catholic Church if you want to know what the Church believes in. Just as one would read books by Joseph Smith if you want to learn about Mormons, etc, don’t read books about Catholics written from the point of view of a Protestant.

    Look up Padre Pio (or read about the different lives of the saints), pray sincerely to the Holy Spirit for guidance and discernment. Then please tell me honestly and to the best of your knowledge how a Capuchin priest got the stigmata (the wounds of Christ) if Catholicism is a false religion.

  • jutexol

    Blessed be all, do not forget, we are in the closing stages, it is time to worship the creator, look around, the beauty of the world, the paradise that you have been delivered.
    Continue to destroy? Continue to deny someone who loves you and watches? Continue to hate your brother because you think otherwise?
    When God comes, it will be equal for all, judge the good and the bad.

  • A C Niblack

    Firstly I would say that based on the fact that Jews, Christians and Muslims are all brothers and sisters since we all base our religions on being the spiritual descendants of Abraham the Pope is historically correct. Perhaps the word “cousins” might be more accurate technically. We all also have at one time or another in our evolution lived in a culture that based its laws on some of the more barbaric elements of the Old Testament. The Muslims in some of the countries in the Middle East are at the tail end of that evolution and although we like to blame the worst elements of Sharia law solely on the Koran, many of those harsh laws directed towards women are based on or at least backed up by the Old Testament. Women were considered their husband’s and father or brothers property here in the US and other places in the West legally less than 100 years ago and culturally even more recently based on the Old Testament values.as recently as the 1970’s the promise of a woman to “obey” her husband was part of nearly every wedding vow. In fundamentalist right wing Christian sects these attitudes still exist. The fact that these groups are the most outspoken against Sharia law is ironic since they (you ) want to do the same thing in the US. That is to make our US laws based on their interpretation of the Bible. They, ( you ) want public schools to teach Christianity and have prayer in schools and they want a religious litmus test to ensure that all Presidents and ideally all politicians are some form of Christian. Both Sharia Law proponents and fundamentalist Christians want abortion to be illegal and want most forms of birth control to be illegal or restricted as well. Sharia law proponents and fundamentalist also agree that homosexuals are sexual deviants who should face social and legal consequences to varying degrees up to and including death. They and you certainly disagree with homosexual marriage and that they should serve openly in the military nor should they enjoy many of the other rights which non homosexuals have. All of this runs very specifically counter to our Constitution and is similar to the goals of Sharia Law which makes sense since they are both based in texts of the Old Testament. You all should join up with ISIS. You have a lot in common. There are numerous right wing Christian terror groups that operate within the USA which are loosely affiliated with each other and other white supremacist groups in S. Africa and other areas called the Christian Identity Movement or CIM. Sort of like Al Quaeda is a group of loosely affiliated Muslim terror groups. The shooter in the black church in S. Carolina wore the emblems of two of these CIM groups on his jacket as well as a Confederate Flag sticker on his car. The right wing terrorist Timothy McVeigh chose the day he did for the Oklahoma bombings in part because it was the day that the leader of the Covenant, the Sword, and the Arm of the Lord, a CIM member, was being executed in Oklahoma for killing a police officer. Because of this I would say that the average charitable ethical Muslim for whom these terror groups are giving a bad name and the average compassionate non racist, non right wing extremist Christian are brothers and sisters in that we are disgusted in how other angry bigoted ignorant people are using the names our religions to excuse their extreme hateful agendas. While most of you aren’t members of right wing terror groups, you certainly verbalize sentiments that are exactly the same as theirs. Unless you repent of your bigoted views against the Catholic Church, Muslims, against brown and black people and your hateful ignorant tirades based on absolute lies and paranoia against Obama as a human being, you should consider yourselves a supportive adjunct to the Christian Identity movement because your views are nearly identical.

    • Heather

      John 3 : 16 KJV
      For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

  • Benjamin

    The Pope is who is. Islam is what it is. What’s happening is happening. You can’t fix it as it was meant to be. It was prophesied and has to happen and will happen exactly as it was written. Let’s all be Fisher of Men. Walk in the light and just let Jesus use us and speak through us. Our job is to believe in Jesus and that he died for our sins on the cross. Continue to learn by reading the Bible and letting God speak to us…directly…with no middle man. When we show our fruits (peace, love, joy, goodness, kindness, patience, faithfulness, gentleness and self control) the worldly will want it. They will want what we have and that will win souls to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Much love to my true brothers and sisters IN CHRIST! Stay strong, believe and love one another.

    Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being. – Corinthians 10:24

  • Andrew

    Muslims are most assuredly not our brethren in the religious sense as their false religion has nothing to do with Christianity – contrast Jesus Christ with Muhammad.
    The pope in calling them brothers and sisters probably was trying to stress their common humanity. I’m not familiar with the situation in Central African Republic so cannot say if that’s the wisest thing to do. Catholics know the Pope being a man is not infallible and can make mistakes, unless he invokes papal infallibility but that is entirely different and does not apply in this case.

    The need for Christian unity:

    John 17:20-21
    20″I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.

  • Skywatcher

    Andrew, we should be very careful to recognize that no EARTHLY priest could ever relate to Christ in His celibacy! It should be noted that Jesus was never married because He knew His time would be short on earth and what it was like to grow up for part of His life without an earthly father. He was totally focused upon His purpose, and that was not to introduce fatherless children (demi-gods) into the world but to be father to the fatherless (Psa. 68: 5). Therefore, He was not mean enough to do that with His own children. He also knew that any progeny He produced would be a strong parallel to that of the fallen angels in Gen. 6; it would be an unholy union, and children from it would also present very dire consequences as it did back then, bringing on Noah’s Flood.

    Christ never ever stated that priests were to be celibate! It had never been that way before, so why should he instate such a thing that would contradict His Word that commanded priests to “be the husband of one wife”? (I Tim. 3: 1-4) When looking at the life of Jesus and comparing Him with humans, there is a great deal more to consider than comparing apples to apples… He was both divine and human…

  • Beaumont

    The Bible says that Isaac and Ishmael had eventually reconciled.

    But, the Koran is, in many respects, a reversal of the Bible and it’s sayings.

  • Skywatcher

    Andrew, my devout Christian “friends” are all living, thank you, very much! The Bible is very clear that there is only ONE mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. I Tim. 2: 5 To believe or to practice anything other than this, is to contradict God’s Word and to be disobedient to the same. It says, “My idea or notion supersedes what God has clearly laid out or mandated in Scripture.” If I want a drink of water, I go to the source. I don’t ask two or three dead people to get it for me…

  • Ex Catholic here…to those who say Roman Catholics do not pray to Mary I submit the Hail Mary Prayer that was pounded into my head at an early age and still have memorized. “Hail Mary, full of Grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus.
    When I started reading the Bible 3 decades ago after becoming a Born again Christian I began to realize that of a lot what I was taught in the RC Church did not match up with scripture. Such as “There is ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS” 1 Tim. 2:5
    It doesn’t get any clearer than that.
    I respected Pope John Paul even though I was no longer a Catholic as he invited several Christian bands to play at World Youth day in 1993 in Denver and I was a musician in one of those music groups invited. John Paul at least tried to reach out to Evangelical American Christians.
    Francis on the other hand seems to have disdain for Americans and American Evangelical Christians, as we recently just witnessed (Feb. 2016) saying our free market economy is bad, causes evil, and then has the gall to say you who want to build a wall to keep out illegal Mexicans are not Christians.
    Well, as an ex Catholic who knows that Pope Francis lives behind a guarded 40 foot wall at the Vatican guarded by Swiss Army with Guns that was built
    centuries ago to keep out invaders…I say that this Pope is one of the Biggest hypocrites I’ve ever witnessed.
    To this day there are STILL 4,000 that’s right 4,000 Pedophile Priest sexual abuse law suits still in the courts pending because the Roman Catholic Heirarchy simply moved around Pedophile Priests (and a few Nuns) who were molesting little boys, whose lives are now permanently shattered because the Roman Catholic Heirarchy hid these grievous acts away thinking it would just Blow over, until a few, then a hundred, and now thousands of former Catholic Children have come forward saying they had been sexually molested by a priest. What amazing hypocrisy Roman Catholics and their Pope think they have ANY moral high ground to preach at Americans we are not acting Christ Like. This former Catholic will NEVER return to the Catholic Church.

    • Skywatcher

      You preach it, Brother David Thrush! That was an excellent testimony and insight into the RC cult! Thank you, for that! God richly and abundantly bless you and yours with His ever abiding Presence, peace, power, and love!


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