In the post +Pope Francis under fire for ‘concessions’ to Protestants after asking for forgiveness, common prayer, published by Remo Casilli/Reuters dated 26, 2016, the proposed visit of His Holiness, the Grate Pope Francis will be visiting southern Swedish city of Lund on October 31, 2016, in the fall for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation amid heavy criticism for religious “concessions” whereby the Pope had asked Protestants and other Christian Churches for forgiveness for Catholic persecutions. The reports adds the city of Lund is known as the place where the Lutheran World Federation was founded in 1947; that Pope Francis will be joining the congregation for a joint service with Lutherans that will begin Reformation commemorations that will continue into 2017. Most interestingly, the Reporter posits “Martin Luther, a German and a Protestant theologian, helped launch the Reformation in Germany in the 1517.” That the Reformist credited for writing 95 theses that criticize the Catholic Church for putting a monetary price on forgiveness and that it led to a major division in Western Christianity as well as the 30 Years’ War. According to the report, ‘Earlier last week, the Pope asked “forgiveness for the un-gospel like behavior by Catholics towards Christians of other Churches” during his speech at the annual vespers service in St. Paul’s Basilica in Rome. The event was also attended by members of other religions. “We cannot undo what was done in the past, but we don’t want to allow the weight of past sins to pollute our relationships,” he said. “The mercy of God will renew our relations.”’
The Cross of Calvary Foundation – CCFN Inc views such gracious views to have emanated from a very Grate Mind! That now brings us to the article we posted in our Facebook Page, which runs thus,
IS THE CHRISTENDOM OVERDUE FOR A REVOLUTION?
i) ‘You will see “The Awful Horror” of which the prophet Daniel spoke. It will be standing in the holy place.” (Note to the reader: understand what this means! … But God has already reduced the number of days; had he not done so, nobody would survive. For the sake of his chosen people, however, God will reduce the days.’ The Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 24: 15-22.
ii) ‘Later, when King Seleucus died and Antiochus (known as Epiphanes) became king, Jason the brother of Onias became High Priest by corrupt means. He went to see the king and offered him 12,000 kilograms of silver with 2, 700 more kilograms to be paid later. Jason also offered him an additional 5,000 kilograms of silver for the authority to establish a stadium where young men could train and to enroll the people of Jerusalem as citizens of Antioch. The king gave his approval, and just as Jason took over the office of High Priest, he made the people of Jerusalem change to the Greek way of life. He began by abolishing the favors that John had secured for the Jews from previous Syrian kings. (John was the father of the Eupolemus who went to Rome to make an alliance and to establish ties of friendship.) Jason also did away with our Jewish customs and introduced new customs that were contrary to our Law. … It is a serious thing to disregard God’s law, as you will see from the following events.’ 2 Maccabees 4: 7- 17 enshrined in the Good News Bible with Deuterocanonical Books/Apocrypha.
iii) ‘On the fifteenth day of the month of Kisley in the year 145 (or 167 B.C.), King Antiochus set up “The Awful Horror” on the altar of the Temple, and pagan altars were built in the towns throughout Judaea. Pagan sacrifices were offered in front of houses and in the streets. Any books of the Law which were found were torn up and burnt, and anyone who was caught with a copy of the sacred books or who obeyed the Law was put to death by order of the King. … But many people in Israel firmly resisted the king’s decree and refused to eat food that was ritually unclean. They preferred to die rather than break the holy covenant and eat unclean food – and many did die. In his anger God made Israel suffer terribly.’ 1 Maccabees 1: 54-64.
iv) ‘But when Peter came to Antioch, I opposed him in public, because he was clearly wrong. Before some men who had been sent by James (the younger brother of the Lord Jesus Christ, like Jason the younger brother of Onias the then High Priest, item (ii) – arrived there, Peter had been eating with the Gentile brothers. But after these men arrived, he drew back and would not eat with the Gentiles, because he was afraid of those who were in favor of circumcising them.’ (Emphasis mine.) Galsatiansn2: 11-12.
v) ‘As the good news about Jesus began to be preached and welcomed among people who were not Jews, the question arose as to whether a person must obey the Law of Moses in order to be a true Christian. Paul had argued (and I join him to argue) that this was not necessary – that in fact, the only sound basis for life in Christ was faith (in the Lord Jesus Christ’s complete redemptive works on the Cross of Calvary), by which all are put right with God. But among the churches of Galatia, a Roman province in Asia Minor, there had come people who opposed Paul and claimed that one must observe the Law of Moses in order to be right with God. Paul’s Letter to the Galatia was written in order to bring back to true faith and practice those people who were being misled by this false teaching (which has most unfortunately gained currency in the contemporary Christendom). Paul begins by defending his right to be called an apostle of Jesus Christ. He insists that his call to be an apostle came from God, not from any human authority, and that his mission was especially to the non-Jews. Then he develops the argument that it is by faith alone that people are put right with God. In the concluding chapters Paul shows that Christian conduct flows naturally from the love that results from faith in Christ (faith in the tenet of the New Covenant of Grace instead of the fulfilled and or abolished tenet of the Old Covenant of Promise or Law of Moses). Paul’s Letter of Introduction to the Galatians.
vi) Judas Maccabaeus and his followers, under the leadership of the Lord, recaptured the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. They tore down the altars which foreigners had set up in the marketplace and destroyed the other places of worship that had been built. They purified the Temple (the Christendom that has been desecrated by the Apostle James’ introduction of “The Awful Horror” or the “Other Gospel” as the Apostle Paul labels it) and built a new alter (but now I urge the Papacy to enthrone the authentic tenet of the New Covenant of Grace into the Christendom). Then, with new fire started by striking flint, they offered sacrifices for the first time in two years, built incense, lit the lamps, and set out the sacred loaves.
After they had done all this, they lay face downwards on the ground and prayed that the Lord would never again let such disasters strike them. They begged him to be merciful when he punishes them for future sins and not hand them over any more to barbaric, pagan Gentiles. They rededicated the Temple on the twenty –fifth day of the month of Kislev, the same day of the same month on which the Temple had been desecrated by the Gentiles (with “The Awful Horror”). The happy celebration lasted eight days, like the Festival of Shelters, and the people remembered how only a short time before, they had spent the Festival of Shelters wandering and living in caves. But now, carrying green palm branches and sticks decorated with ivy, they paraded round, singing grateful praises to him (the Almighty God) who had brought about the purification of his own Temple. Everyone agreed that the entire Jewish nation should celebrate this festival each year.” 2 Maccabees 10: 1-8.
The excerpts above and the article, #WHO IS HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS?, posted in this Facebook page refer. As a Non-violent Activist, I passionately plead with my Fellow- Humanity to kindly take particular note of the averment of the Lord Jesus Christ in excerpt item (i) posted above. Also I urge my Fellow-humanity, especially the Papacy to thoroughly study the other excerpts and internalize the contents and candidly and sincerely herein discuss the grave issues involved.
In your own opinion, do you think the entire Christendom is long overdue for a BLOODLESS Revolution? Don’t you think the earlier the authentic Tenet of the New Covenant of Grace that our Lord Jesus Christ establishes, lived and died and ascended into heaven (items iv-v, which is a panacea for Peace and Harmony in the entire universe, as against the current “The Awful Horror” version of the New Covenant of Grace (items ii-iii) that the younger brother of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Apostle James, fosters on the entire Christendom as predicted by the Christ is restored to the Christendom, the better for the entire humanity?
I strongly believe so; I very much strongly believe so in view of the self explanatory excerpt vi) above. If it was done then, definitely, it can be done now! Your comment shall be highly appreciated, please. Thank you and God bless.