Shocking but true – Pope Francis will address the United States Congress in September 2015. This is the first time this has ever occurred in the history of the USA! Furthermore, he is speaking to Congress by way of an invitation! Imagine that!
Saying he had “a bit of good news,” House Speaker John Boehner delivered first word of Francis’ speech at his weekly news conference Thursday. “We’re humbled that the Holy Father has accepted our invitation and certainly look forward to receiving his message on behalf of the American people,” Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a written statement that she looks forward to “hearing his call to live our values, to protect the poor and the needy, and to promote peace.” When he speaks to lawmakers, Francis will address a Congress that is 31 percent Catholic, well above the 22 percent of all Americans, according to a survey released last month by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center. Boehner and Pelosi are both Catholic. ( http://www.wral.com/boehner-pope-francis-to-address-congress-on-sept-24/14424917/ )
The pope speaking to Congress is something brand new and perhaps the start of an even more malignant religious influence in the USA, than that which already exists! Time will tell.
Maybe while Pope Francis is visiting, Kenneth Copeland might have him over to address one of his crusades, as an extended token of blessing and unity with him. Perhaps Kenneth Copeland will also share some wine with Pope Francis in a meeting somewhere, as he did before! Maybe Billy Graham, Jack Van Impe, Charles Colson, Rick Warren and hundreds of other religious leaders will throw a special private celebration for Pope Francis too. All of the non-Catholic examples of our day are all much less than admirable. The worst part is precious SOULS continue to be hurt by this false unity we are constantly exposed to!
- Among other ways the Pope is addressed, here he is called “Holy Father”! Those same exact words (Holy Father) are given to the heavenly Father and only to him once in the entire bible (John 17:11). Yet, Catholicism has ascribed that same title for God to their chief leader, who stands behind all of the blatant idolatries and heretical teachings rampant throughout Roman Catholicism! [Some of the other titles given to the pope are Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles and Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church.]
- The mere fact that the United States is 22% Catholic shows this country is a vast mission field in itself! Over 1 in 5 people in the USA are Catholic, not to mention all the eternal security proponents, Atheists, Jews, Muslims, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons and others walking in spiritual darkness and death.
The USA is Surely NOT 76% Christian
How misleading and disturbing it is to hear from some that 76% of the USA population is Christian! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it was true? However, unless people learn and act upon the real gospel, which centers around Jesus Christ and his infinite work on the cross, his death, burial, resurrection and attached CONDITIONAL security for the believer (1 Cor. 15:1-4) such is an impossibility! It takes heart-felt, humble, sincere repentance and faith in Jesus (not Mary too) to get forgiven and freed from sin by Jesus’ holy cleansing blood. Only in that narrow gospel can one find true peace with God and freedom from sin’s slavery. All false religions lack the power to produce that for it is the TRUTH that sets one free (John 8:34-36 cf. Rom. 6:22) and the freedom is from slavery to sin, including sexual addictions, drunkenness and drugs. Group therapy, AA, psychologists, etc. are NOT the way of treating such addictions since they are rooted in the spiritual. That is why the one and only gospel is so vital and precious. It is to be guarded and spread by the Lord’s followers. Those who preach a false gospel give people false hopes with their empty words, which will also anathematize that same false teacher.