The gospel is increasingly being sidelined. Instead, pantheism is now being made socially acceptable by every means possible. The Renaissance of ancient Rome is the final spurt of the mother institution, the Roman Catholic Church, which has been pagan since the beginning, and its numerous daughters.
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- 1 The elementary belief in the creation account
- 2 Lack of faith is nothing new
- 3 Superficial faith is ungodliness
- 4 God “in all and everything”
- 5 The mystic Francis of Assisi
- 6 The “Renaissance” of Ancient Rome
- 7 Church of Rome adopted paganism
- 8 Laudato si’ – Manifesto of pantheism
- 9 Pantheism becomes socially acceptable
- 10 These conditions will not last forever – final warning
The elementary belief in the creation account
God is creator of all things. He created everything visible and invisible through His Word. Where did everything come from? Out of nowhere. “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” are the first words in the Bible (Genesis 1:1). Anyone who has a problem with this statement will also find themselves in a lot of trouble when it comes to the rest of God’s Word. The creation account is not just at the beginning of the Bible because this makes sense chronologically, but because the belief that God created the world from nothing through His Word forms the foundation for any further confession of God and His only begotten Son Jesus Christ .
Anyone who rejects the creation account, since the “evolution theorists” claim otherwise, will also find it extremely difficult to accept other passages as they are written. Also, where should this begin and end? “You can definitely believe this, not that and you have to doubt this”? It is at least extremely difficult to confess, on the one hand, that the Bible is the word inspired by God and, on the other hand, to dismiss the creation account as a tale of “ancient and uneducated contemporaries”. God’s creation is also the basis for the foundation of the 4th commandment, the so-called Sabbath commandment! (mehr Info)
Lack of faith is nothing new
Unbelief that God is the Creator of all things, as described in Genesis, is not a modern phenomenon. Apostle Paul already pointed this out in his letter to the church in Rome, Romans 1:18-20:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”
Superficial faith is ungodliness
Now some people might say, “I believe in God” and therefore don’t count themselves among the “godless.” However, the Greek word “asebeian” (“ασεβειαν”) stands for “ungodliness” in this verse and this expresses disregard for God’s commandments and a lack of fear of God. James also knew about the meaningless confession “I believe in God”, James 2:19:
“Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.”
Paul pointed out that God can certainly be known through His creation. All you need to do is use your head to think about it. Based on nature, people can also form ideas about the nature (love) of God. The entire diversity of plants and animals, the stars, the seas and everything else that exists must ultimately have an origin. The “evolution theorist” may have his own answer to this, but this error could also be overcome by simple considerations(here).
But paganism has “somewhat” different ideas about a God and His nature. A phenomenon that is still omnipresent today and is finding ever greater acceptance.
God “in all and everything”
There is another widespread hypothesis about the connection between God and His creation. And this version was already believed and represented by almost all pagan peoples in ancient times. God is not only the creator of the world, but He can also be found in His creation. So he cannot be known through His creation, but God can be known “in all and everything”. According to the thesis, God can be recognized in nature, in flowers, in trees, in stones and especially in the sun. Since this superstition was also the domain of pagan Rome, it is not surprising that even the Roman Catholic Church adheres to this deification of nature with “heart and soul”.
If God himself is not personal (diffuse), but is in “all and everything”, symbolized by planets, animals and other objects, then it is pantheism. If this religion is said to have a personal God who is in everything, then it is panentheism.
The mystic Francis of Assisi
The Catholic figurehead of panentheism is Saint Francis of Assisi. The namesake of the current Pope Francis. Francis V. Assisi and its “theology” has received a place of honor in the heart of the current Pontifex Maximus. Put on paper in the form of an encyclical (Laudato si’, 2015 – Info) and even filmed in cinema format (Info).
This pantheism or panentheism corresponds exactly to what the apostle Paul found in the times of Roman dominance. And he spoke to the church in Rome about it through his letter and warned against it, Romans 1:21-25:
“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”
The Roman Catholic Church recognized the God of the Gospel. However, this changed in large spurts in the first centuries after Christ. Indeed, even in the first century the apostasy was clearly evident,2. Thessalonians 2:7:
“For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.”
At this point, the one holding back the outlaw was still Imperial-pagan Rome.
The “Renaissance” of Ancient Rome
Other characteristics of this paganism, as Paul describes it, are the “knowledge of God IN His creation” and the worship of creation rather than the Creator. Exactly the principle that is also represented with “fire and flame” by today’s Pope. Another feature of the once pagan Rome is the legalized homosexual relationship or marriage. All characteristics that have now been transported to “sociability”. The saying, “It’s like ancient Rome,” is all too accurate.
Church of Rome adopted paganism
Sun worship was evidently introduced as early as 321 by Emperor Constantine’s decree of Sunday rest. Only a few years later, Sunday (solar day) was established by the church at the Council of Nicaea (325). By the year 508, the Roman Church had overcome most of the pagan peoples following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. The political resistance was broken thanks to military help from the “Eldest Son of the Church” (Chlodwig, King of the Franks). Almost all of the tribal leaders have converted to Catholicism. Those who had previously been “unruly” (Herulians, Vandals, Ostrogoths) were quickly destroyed.
But the paganism of the tribal chiefs has not been eliminated from the world. As if it were a “deal”, the pagans converted to Catholicism, but did not abandon pagan practices and the Church of Rome also incorporated these superstitions, rites and ceremonies into their dogmas. Everything is just packaged as obvious “Christianity”.
At the core is pantheism or Panentheimsus with the worship of numerous “divinities”, ostensibly the sun according to Mithraism (Info) and clothed in the garb of the Gospel. This church uses the Eucharist to carry out the constantly repeated sacrifice of Jesus Christ, sells this ritual as “biblical” and has actually formulated it so cleverly as a dogma that the faithful Catholics do not even recognize the actual mockery of Jesus(Info). This sacrificial ritual is even central to this church as a sacrament.
Laudato si’ – Manifesto of pantheism
This practiced pantheism of the Roman Church has been brought out into the world ever more openly since the publication of the encyclical Laudato Si’. This is what Pope Francis wrote in paragraph 92 of this 2015 encyclical:
This vocabulary with its origins in Francis V. Assisi was also parroted by the (formerly) Protestant churches as part of the “Jubilee Year for the Earth” in 2020. The name “Mother Earth” can safely be given the name “Gaia”.
These theses may remind moviegoers of the films “Avatar and Avatar 2.” In the Protestant church in Memmingen, an oversized globe called “Gaia” was hung in the church as part of an art exhibition (Info). Pantheism is also an issue in environmental and climate protection. Finally, the papacy now defined the “common good” as global. All of this applies to the “preservation of creation”. Secular groups are also taken into the doomed pantheistic boat.
For the Catholic world, the repeated revivals of pantheism lead to a “firm belief” in these pagan teachings. So the “believer” can hear something about a “God in all and everything” from a Benedictine monk and his suggested evening prayer(Source). The (formerly) Protestant churches have long since stopped protesting, but as returned daughters of Rome, they have completely embraced the doctrines of the papacy. The regional bishop of the Protestant Church of Bavaria, Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, can no longer wait to celebrate the Eucharist together with the Roman Catholic Church (Info).
These conditions will not last forever – final warning
For all Catholics as well as Protestants who have accepted Jesus Christ by “body, soul and heart” and have accepted Him as their Creator, King, Lord and only Savior, should be careful to remove themselves from these institutions as quickly as possible, because Jesus Christ himself gave the final warning via Revelation 18:4:
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”
The time will probably be short before the “Northern King” (representation of the papacy in the Book of Daniel) hears the first rumors from the East and the North. And then it won’t be long until the big stone (Daniel 2:34) starts rolling.
But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
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