The Tragedy in Pennsylvania!

The Tragedy in Pennsylvania!

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say (or write) it again—This time I want to shout it from the “roof top”—No one appointed me a ruler or judge!  The scriptures will do the judging (John 12:48).

(1 Peter 4:11) “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God.”

At this time, I am not referring to the average member of any denomination—what we sometimes call the “rank and file”.  They are the good people who sit in the pews every Lord’s Day.  They want nothing more than to work and worship as the Lord has required.

I’m talking about their leaders “big shots”, the “experts”, the “teachers” that we believe know what they are talking about (we trust them), and we do our very best to follow them! Now that is the “big” problem!

Catholics:  Most of the Catholics that I’ve known have been the finest kind of friends and neighbors that anyone could hope for.  In fact, the day I was baptized into Christ (February 13, 1955) the good friend who went with me was a Catholic.  He told me later that he made the sign of the cross as I was buried in that water.  He said.  “I hope you didn’t mind.”  Of course I didn’t “mind”.  We were good friends, and I knew he meant well.

I’m talking about the Catholic “official leadership”.

Well “the lid” blew off again.  In Pennsylvania, thousands of lives torn apart.  No one will ever know how much “harm” has been done, nor how many little children have been scarred for life.  Don’t think Pennsylvania is an isolated incident—it is “world wide”!  And it goes all the way to the top!

Foolish, ridiculous, ungodly, hypocritical, stupid, unscriptural, sinful!  Would to God I could think of an adjective to use that would properly describe the horrors that have been going on in the Catholic church for so long, but all of the above is the best I can do at this time.

What makes this far beyond terrible is the fact that God, in His infinite wisdom put safeguards in His inspired word, which the “big shots” so conveniently ignore:

(Acts 14:23) “And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting, they committed them to the Lord in whom they believed.”

(1 Timothy 3:1-5) “The saying is sure: If any one aspires to the office of bishop, he desires a noble task. 2 Now a bishop must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, dignified, hospitable, an apt teacher, 3 no drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and no lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, keeping his children submissive and respectful in every way; 5 for if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how can he care for God’s church?”

(Titus 1:5-6) “This is why I left you in Crete, that you might amend what was defective, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you, 6 if any man is blameless, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of being profligate or insubordinate.”

(1 Corinthians 7:2) “But because of the temptation to immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.”

Notice:  A bishop or elder (same office) must be a married man, having raised a Christian family.  If he doesn’t have the ability for that, he cannot be expected to “take care of God’s Church”—If every man had his own wife?????

Before some ill-informed “Priest” says. “Oh, but we use a different Bible”—Let me assure you that the last 4 scriptures are taken from a brand new Catholic Bible!

Thanks for reading and God bless!

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