The pope visited the US last week with much fanfare. Pope Francis is a hit with political leftists and with a certain segment of Protestants. This is an appropriate time to be reminded of the evils of the Roman Catholic Church that Pope Francis represents. So I share with you today an excerpt from an article by Jordan Stanbridge, Why Evangelicals and Catholics cannot be Together.
As the title of the article indicates, Stanbridge is opposed to the 1994 Evangelicals and Catholics Together document that prominent evangelicals and Roman Catholics signed in a show of unity. Stanbridge views the Roman Catholic Church as an institution of the devil. Therefore, there can be no agreement between evangelicals and Rome. Click on the link above and you can read his six reasons why evangelicals and Roman Catholics cannot be together. In light of the pope’s recent visit I have decided to include Stanbridge’s condemnation of the Roman Catholic Church’s view of authority below.
It is clear therefore that, in the supremely wise arrangement of God, sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture, and the magisterum of the Church are so connected and associated that one of them cannot stand without the others. Working together, each in their own way, under the action of the Holy Spirit, they all contribute affectively to the salvation of souls. – Catechism of the Catholic Church 95
Picture a company with three owners. They walk into a room they all have the same power. That’s what this is like in the RCC.And although Scripture should trump any false interpretation in the RCC, the Pope and his cardinals, as well as tradition have undermined Scripture for centuries. God has not given man the right to alter His word, The Holy Spirit is in charge of illuminating the mind of His children and cause them to understand the truth. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us clearly that scripture is all we need to live a life that glorifies our Creator.