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Roman Catholicism Continues Deceit

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Convincing Anglicans & Lutherans

(In this the 500th Anniversary of Luther’s pinning his Theses on the church door, we can expect Rome and its minions to attack the Reformation and true beliefs. This time they are being clever, by agreeing with the Reformation central tenet of justification... but not in the way onlookers think. Rome has already been giving its own anti-Reformation comment, by producing videos and books, calling Luther a ‘revolutionary’, thus implying his actions were not true and he was revolting against what is genuine. Always check what Rome says about ANYTHING. For myself I do not trust Rome at all. It is a leopard that does not change its spots! Rome is NOT part of the Church, nor is it Christian).

Modern arch-enemy of truth and Christians, archbishop Justin Welby is to present an ‘ACC reformation resolution to Catholic and Lutheran leaders’. (Anglican News, 24th October 2017). I would remind all readers that Welby does not, in any way, represent Christians – he only represents those within Anglicanism who are already caught in the trap of ecumenism... which is most of them. Read Joshua 23 and see what God said, through the dying Joshua, about how His children must behave. This includes NEVER having anything to do with pagans, false teachers, and heathen. Today, Rome is amongst that class and Anglicanism is its pupil).

(Note: ‘ACC’ = the Anglican Consultative Council. It is one of four ‘Instruments of Communion’, initiated in 1968 at the Lambeth Conference). The function of the ACC is shown below:

  1. To share information about developments in one or more provinces with the other parts of the Communion and to serve as needed as an instrument of common action.

  2. To advise on inter-Anglican, provincial, and diocesan relationships, including the division of provinces, the formation of new provinces and of regional councils, and the problems of extraprovincial dioceses.

  3. To develop as far as possible agreed Anglican policies in the world mission of the Church and to encourage national and regional Churches to engage together in developing and implementing such policies by sharing their resources of manpower, money, and experience to the best advantage of all.

  4. To keep before national and regional Churches the importance of the fullest possible Anglican collaboration with other Christian Churches.

  5. To encourage and guide Anglican participation in the ecumenical movement and the ecumenical organisations; to co-operate with the World Council of Churches and the world confessional bodies on behalf of the Anglican Communion; and to make arrangements for the conduct of pan-Anglican conversations with the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Churches, and other Churches.

  6. To advise on matters arising out of national or regional Church union negotiations or conversations and on subsequent relations with united Churches.

  7. To advise on problems on inter-Anglican communication and to help in the dissemination of Anglican and ecumenical information.

  8. To keep in review the needs that may arise for further study and, where necessary, to promote inquiry and research.

In other words, it mimics Roman Catholics in its hierarchy and practices. It is obvious from this list of manufactured uses that it is ecumenical, suitably brought into disrepute by belonging to the World Council of Churches, an apostate group, and is familiar with, and a friend of, Rome. As such, it is no friend of God or of Christians.


Welby’s involvement in Reformation talks is offensive, to me, to fellow believers, to the Reformers and to God. Welby glories in his mission, to declare mutual ground with Rome and Lutherism, on the basis of a shared understanding of Justification. Or, to put it in proper order, to obey what Rome means by justification!

Welby will then share it with all of Anglicanism 31st October, 2017, at Westminster Abbey supposedly marking the 500th anniversary of Luther’s publication of the 95 Theses, so that it sinks even deeper into the pit of sin created by Rome. In doing so he wittingly or unwittingly ruins the testimony of the Reformer-martyrs and the hundreds of years defying the satanic persons of the popes. There can thus be no defence of his position... not that he ever had a defence anyway.

“Lutherans believe that humans are saved from their sins by God's grace alone (Sola Gratia), through faith alone (Sola Fide), on the basis of Scripture alone (Sola Scriptura.) (Wikipedia). Then how can Lutherans possibly join with Rome, who claims it never changes? It is possible by merging meanings of words and carefully crafting pseudo-agreements. (See my article on the Solas of the Reformation).

Do Lutherans today actually believe, and show their claim to follow Luther’s faith, in their denomination? No. they do not. If they did they would not fall into the lap of Rome so willingly. To go back to Joshua 23, we read that God warned Israel never to mingle with pagans, because those outside of God will seduce them into wickedness, and this would result in their being unprotected against enemies.

Anglican News (24th October) says the 95 Theses were “critical of Catholic teaching on justification”, thus highlighting that even Anglicans have got it wrong! The Theses were NOT critical of Romish teachings on justification, which is only an indirect result of them. In his Theses Luther wrote against what he thought were abuses of indulgences; justification was not the subject! (See my article, A-845 and article on ‘Justification’).

And so the misrepresentation continues: “Luther’s actions kick-started the Reformation”. Not quite! As Joshua 23 shows us, any victories we have are planned and executed by God, not by Man. A small distinction? No, not when we think of the deep theology behind Reformed arguments!

So, when Welby’s resolve is to praise, and agree with, a Catholic-Lutheran conjoined agreement on what ‘justification’ is, we should be VERY wary. The Roman Catholic hierarchy will ONLY agree with others if what they agree on is already Roman Catholic in origin, or can be used as Roman Catholic. What are they agreeing on? A statement put out in 1999, a ‘Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification’.

A False Declaration

This Declaration reflects “a common understanding of our justification by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ”. Those unfamiliar with Romish deceit will think the statement is fine. But, it does not mean what it looks like on the surface. This is because, according to Rome, we are ‘saved by grace alone’. No, not what Christians mean! Rome says grace INCLUDES works, which are a part of salvation. Thus, we are justified by grace AND works! This was the official stance of Thomas Aquinas (see my book, ‘Tom Got it Wrong) and is used with duplicity today.

Some years ago, though Lutherans knew how Rome defined grace and justification they moved closer to Rome and finally accepted the pope as their spiritual father, reversing what Luther finally did to free men from the cult of Catholicism. Or, to put in in scriptural terms, they are like dogs that return to their own vomit!

The Declaration was also adopted by the World Methodist Council in 2006, and by the Communion of Reformed Churches in 2017. Reformed? Definitely not! Also, this year, in Zambia, the ACC “welcomed and affirmed” the substance of the Joint Declaration. In a statement the ACC said it: “recognises that Anglicans and Lutherans share a common understanding of God’s justifying grace... that we are accounted righteous and are made righteous before God only by grace through faith because of the merits of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and not on account of our works or merits.” Before you throw up your arms and say “praise be to God”, examine what they mean by those words, because thus far Anglicanism is a boiling pot full of ungodliness and refutation of scripture.

Also look at what the ACC meant when it said (1986 the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission [ARCIC] ) that “our two communions are agreed on the essential aspects of the doctrine of salvation and on the Church’s role within it.” Even if I knew nothing of the statement I would automatically be very wary.

Assuming nothing, we can at least see that there may be differences in what they call “essential” matters. But, who defines ‘essential’? And how do they interpret that? Furthermore, note that they claim by their language that “the Church” has a role to play in salvation. Be wary! You will see the capital ‘C’ for ‘Church’? The construct of the statement implies that ‘the Church’ is a body in its own right, apart from the individuals who should be a part of it. This is also how Rome sees itself, as an human structure apart from Heaven or people. Lazy Christians can easily be duped by the statement by the ACC and by Rome. What they mean by salvation is very different from what Luther finally came to see, and from what we know today. In Romish terms the ‘Church’ (that is the Roman hierarchy and its laws, etc.) is essential for someone to be ‘saved’ (by grace, which includes works).

Early in 2017 the General Synod of Anglicanism approved a motion that welcomed “signs of convergence between the churches on the doctrine of salvation”. For almost 500 years genuine believers have not accepted Roman Catholicism as genuine, and have not included Rome as part of the Church. What denominations say is irrelevant to this. The idea that we can all be chummy with Rome is spurious and ecumenical, not vital or desirable. Just look at railway tracks... the farther away they go the more they appear to converge. But, as we all know, it is an illusion, for the tracks are always parallel and never come together. The idea that Rome and ‘others’ can ‘converge’ must be viewed in the same way! Typically, Rome uses thousands of words to confuse and to appear to mean what others say. But, Rome does not change, and what it said at the time of Luther still applies today. Only the illusion of agreement exists.

As God warned Israel in Joshua 23 warned about listening to surrounding pagans, “they shall be snares and traps unto you”, whose evil will be like “scourges in your sides, and thorns in your eyes, until you perish...” (v 13). There are poisons that taste very pleasant indeed. But, they kill.

Rome is Fake, Not Part of the Church of God

Rome must remain what it is – a fake church. It cannot ‘share the Gospel’ when it has no idea what the Gospel really is. Yet, on the 31st October, 2017, Welby handed over a paper to Roman Catholics to show ‘reconciliation’ and a ‘deeper renewal’ so that Anglicanism and Rome can share the Gospel with the world! None of it is possible: both are godless groups.

Bear in mind that to ‘reconcile’ is to ‘restore friendly relations with’ each other. How can we reconcile with a fake church that murdered genuine believers and teaches false doctrine? There can be no friendship, unless we think friendship with Satan is acceptable. To reconcile in today’s language can also mean to make two accounts consistent with each other... what these foolish ‘churches’ mean by ‘convergence’. They do it by sleight-of-hand, cover-up, and deception, making words mean something other than what they really mean.

Canon Dr John Gibaut displayed his ignorance by saying “In our separate bilateral dialogues with both the Catholic Church and the communion of churches in the Lutheran World Federation, Anglicans have explored the questions of justification, and are agreed on the essential aspects of our salvation in Christ. During the historic 2017 anniversary, Anglicans rejoice in the extraordinary achievement that the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification represents as a sign of healing after 500 years of division.” No, it is only thus in the minds of unsaved and heretical people within those ‘churches’, Rome being false and Anglicanism being apostate.

There was division originally for very good reasons – Rome was teaching ruinous and false doctrines (bearing in mind that the word ‘doctrines’ in the plural refers to ‘doctrines of devils’; the word used by Rome. One cannot ‘heal’ division caused by the actions of one party that hates truth! The same divisions still exist, because truth cannot ‘converge’ with a lie. Rome boasts that it does not change – so how can it deny its past, and its hatred for the Reformation? There can be only ONE way to do it – by deceiving and changing words. Though it changes words it does so as to look right to others, yet still retain original meanings. To put it bluntly, not to understand this method of Rome is to be ‘dead meat’!

The Joint Declaration

Issued by the Lutheran World Federation and the Catholic Church, via the Vatican (1999). http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/documents/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_31101999_cath-luth-joint-declaration_en.html 

(Selected points only)


  1. The doctrine of justification was of central importance for the Lutheran Reformation of the sixteenth century. It was held to be the "first and chief article"[1] and at the same time the "ruler and judge over all other Christian doctrines."[2] The doctrine of justification was particularly asserted and defended in its Reformation shape and special valuation over against the Roman Catholic Church and theology of that time, which in turn asserted and defended a doctrine of justification of a different character. From the Reformation perspective, justification was the crux of all the disputes. Doctrinal condemnations were put forward both in the Lutheran Confessions [3] and by the Roman Catholic Church's Council of Trent. These condemnations are still valid today and thus have a church-dividing effect."

(Full text of the declaration is available).

Note: “...over against the Roman Catholic Church and theology of that time...” clearly understands that Rome loudly says it does not change. As with Islam, adherents recognise that if one thing is allowed to change, then everything is put on the line and can be questioned and changed. Therefore, NOTHING changes, only the ways of defining words; their ‘doctrines’ remain the same, no matter what.

Thus, be very careful what you imagine is meant by “justification of a different character”, because Romish doctrine never changes! Rome reaffirms this by saying that what the Council of Trent said is “still valid today” and “ha(s) a church-dividing effect”. The statements may indeed still be valid, but there was no dividing of churches, for Luther and the movement that grew from it was the true Church coming out of the false church. See the difference?

Today, the false is pretending to claw back what is genuine, but, what is really happening is that false Christians are being sucked into Rome; genuine believers have nothing to do with it. In reality, then, we can easily demand to know “Who do you think you are? You are not God’s saved children – what you say is only valid in your own heretical and apostate minds!”

Another statement in the Declaration should make readers think twice: “... the churches neither take the condemnations lightly nor do they disavow their own past” (point 7). So, if Lutherans take their former condemnations as true and do not disavow them... how can they, at the same time, agree with Roman dogma they formerly disagreed with? Someone is ‘playing silly fools’! And, if Rome says it will not disavow its own past, how can it agree with Luther’s beliefs and arguments about salvation? Is Rome just playing at semantics? Yes, it is!

Points 8 & 9 says scripture talks about justification in varying ways. Is this Rome building up to explaining that we have all been confused by what was said in the past? Am I being cynical? Yes.

Point 10 is an example of Romish slight-twisting of meanings. For example: “Paul sets forth the gospel as the power of God for salvation of the person who has fallen under the power of sin, as the message that proclaims that "the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith" (Rom 1:16f) and that grants "justification" (Rom 3:21-31).” What do you think Rome means by the awkward phrase “fallen under the power of sin”? In my Christian language this could refer to a man already saved who walks a sinful way.

Knowing Romanism, the text (written by the Vatican) means that the man ‘fell’ from an otherwise holy life. It is how the text reads – and Rome is very particular about how it words things. In itself, that one phrase is contrary to scripture, in spite of the text referring to many biblical verses. Point 10 continues:

“All human beings are in need of God's righteousness, "since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom 3:23; cf. Rom 1:18-3:20; 11:32; Gal 3:22).”

Again, this sounds perfectly correct. But, when we interpret it in the light of Romanism, we must question what is said. It is true that all human beings are in need of God’s righteousness, but Rome is not mentioning that in the eyes of Catholicism ALL men are subject to Rome and Rome counts all men as Catholic unless they outwardly say otherwise. It does not matter who or what the man is, if he is in a Catholic diocese, he is automatically ‘Catholic’ and so under its rule.

So, ‘all’ have sinned, yes – but all are not thereby saved. So, if a man ‘falls under the power of sin’ (see above in connection to salvation and justification), he has sinned but is not thereby unsaved. It implies that before he ‘fell’ he was sinless. All he has to do is confess to a priest and he is put back on the proper road. That he is not elect makes no difference to Rome; he is ‘Catholic’ and that is what really matters. Continue in the same point, and you will read something akin to Arminianism, in which man’s efforts are counted towards his salvation. The man who is justified, then, is justified by trusting in God’s promises... but how many in our churches today claim to trust in God, and yet are unsaved? Far too many!

I see what Rome says, then, as full of scriptural texts but empty on true meaning. In many ways Rome reminds me of the vacuous preachers who troll the church circuits, giving out flowery words with no substance. That is, they ‘spiritualise’ so that there are many words but no real value or meaning.

In point 11, the Vatican says that “Justification is the forgiveness of sins.” Again, be careful, for Rome often uses texts and true words as a frame for its own interpretations. Now look at the statement again. Is it true? As part of its deception Rome will use truth mingled with lies. It will also slightly alter meanings so they appear to be correct. This then becomes a basis for going off at a tangent. Is Justification the same as forgiveness of sins? No. It is a skewed statement.

‘Justification’ (feminine noun) is given freely by God, without any merit on our part, to men who are elect and given eternal life by the sacrifice of Christ. Being covered by Christ’s sinlessness, we are then made acceptable to God the Father. In other words, forgiveness of sins by God is given to those who repent, but only those who are elect and saved can repent. The unsaved cannot repent. Bear in mind that to be forgiven a man must confess to a priest (as Luther said in one of his Theses), otherwise he is not justified. Can you now see why we must be very careful when reading Rome’s words? Do not swallow them whole or you will find you have ingested poison.

So, forgiveness of sins is not itself ‘justification’ but is a component part of it. And, a man can only be forgiven if he repents, and this cannot happen unless he is firstly elected to salvation. By truncating the statement the Vatican allows room for manoeuvre and insert its own extra definitions.

Again, at the end of point 12, we have ‘Christ's "act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all" (Rom 5:18).’ In Rome’s eye no-one is exempt, whereas in scripture ‘all’ does not mean all of mankind. It means ‘all who are elect and saved’. One has to know Rome and its teachings!

It is my view, with a rational reason, that Rome is now making efforts NOT to disown its previous teachings and stances, but to cover them up with modern methods of deception, using smoke and mirrors to make what they have said for centuries seem a change of plan and meanings. This cannot be done, because if just one supposed ‘truth’ taught by Rome was changed, all others would be liable to the same alteration, and Rome would fall. This is why, even with claimed modern approaches, Rome will retain all its former teachings, but with different propagandised words. Or, to put it in Rome’s manner:

“2. The Doctrine of Justification as Ecumenical Problem

  1. Opposing interpretations and applications of the biblical message of justification were in the sixteenth century a principal cause of the division of the Western church and led as well to doctrinal condemnations. A common understanding of justification is therefore fundamental and indispensable to overcoming that division. By appropriating insights of recent biblical studies and drawing on modern investigations of the history of theology and dogma, the post-Vatican II ecumenical dialogue has led to a notable convergence concerning justification, with the result that this Joint Declaration is able to formulate a consensus on basic truths concerning the doctrine of justification. In light of this consensus, the corresponding doctrinal condemnations of the sixteenth century do not apply to today's partner.” (Point 12)

See how Rome has properly identified the crux of the issue. So now it is trying to hide the past and cover it with a ‘new’ unified front. The ‘principle cause’ was not the problem of differing interpretations – the cause was Rome’s false church utterances and demands. It was ROME that had a different interpretation, not Luther! In this point, Rome says that to overcome what drove Luther from Rome all those years ago, it has rewritten its rules. It has whitewashed the sepulchre, but the body within is dead and stinking! (See how the title of this section says justification is an ecumenical problem. No – ecumenism is itself a problem, and should not exist!).

Also see how Rome says what is behind its new language is “insights of recent biblical studies” and “investigations of the history of theology and dogma”. Why? Scripture itself provides everything necessary. Rome has always insisted that what ‘Church fathers’ have said, plus papal dogma, are what Christian teaching is made of. They see scripture as a minor part of it all. This is why I say that this recent move is just smoke and mirrors. How is it possible to ‘converge’ two entirely different and opposite beliefs? It is not possible. Yet, Rome says “doctrinal condemnations of the sixteenth century do not apply”! Please forgive my deep suspicion.

A realistic way to define this ‘convergence’ is to say that Rome is continuously changing its outward stance, but never changes its inward heart. It is willing to play with words until they strike a chord in the minds of tottering non-Roman denominations, who, in their laxity, want to be part of the worldwide fakery of Rome, in chains to the popes. Lutheranism has already handed over its heart in a box to Rome, acknowledging the pope as its leader. Anglicanism has always kept its toes in the unholy waters, and no doubt will soon dive in fully clothed, returning to its demonic master.

Grace Plus Works Equal Salvation

What is ‘Grace’ according to Rome? It is not what many think it to be. It teaches there are two types of grace; sanctifying grace and actual grace. Sanctifying grace is said to be ‘in the soul’ permanently and is ‘supernatural’. But, actual grace is temporary and is not in the soul. This form of grace “gets the will and intellect moving so we can seek out and keep sanctifying grace.” (https://www.catholic.com/tract/grace-what-it-is-and-what-it-does ). In other words, it is ‘works’.

The supernatural type is ‘sanctifying grace’ which allows us to live in Heaven. However, if you have insufficient sanctifying grace when you die you may need to enter purgatory, where you can work off your insufficiency by others praying for you in mass or by indulgences, etc. This does not agree with God, Who said that when we are saved by grace we need no other qualification to enter Heaven. Note that scriptural grace is a free gift given without ANY merit or works on our part.

To continue...if we die in ‘mortal sin’ we cannot enter Heaven. To gain supernatural life you must listen to God, Who will push you to repent, which is done in the confessional to a priest. (At the beginning, Luther insisted the priest was vital, or we would be anathema; this is Romish teaching). The priest will then remit your sins and you are sanctified. BUT – you can lose it again by committing mortal sins*. Yet, Jesus Christ assures us that when we are saved we cannot lose our salvation even if we sin. Conversely, Rome says we can kill-off our salvation by committing mortal sins. Venial sins do not have this effect.

(*Mortal Sin. A very serious sin that can lead to damnation if not repented of; It separates a man from God’s grace, according to Rome. Biblically, ALL sins are serious to God and ALL of them can send us to hell. However, once we are saved no sin can send us to hell. Please understand that it is not the daily sins we commit that cause us to go to hell, but the basic unsaved sin nature does that. Our daily sins are but the fruit of our inward unsaved ‘original’ sin. What a Catholic repents of are the daily sins, so their inward nature remains unchanged and in constant need of remission by a priest. When a man’s inward ‘core’ of sin is dealt with, only then can he be eligible for Heaven. The priest’s part in any of this is irrelevant).

The Roman idea is used to keep people subjugated to the priests. Romanists use 1 John 5: 16,17 as proof we can lose our salvation, but that text says nothing of the kind).

“To regain supernatural life, you have to receive actual graces from God. Think of these as helping graces. Such graces differ from sanctifying grace in that they aren’t a quality of the soul and don’t abide in it. Rather, actual graces enable the soul to perform some supernatural act, such as an act of faith or repentance. If the soul responds to actual grace and makes the appropriate supernatural act, it again receives supernatural life.”

Thus, for Rome salvation can be lost and then regained, many times in a lifetime! Rome does not like it that Protestants teach God justifies us not because of our character or person, but because of His Son, whose sacrifice covers us before God. Rome calls this “legal fiction”. Rome then prepares the mind to accept its subtle differences by saying “The Bible’s teaching on justification is much more nuanced”. In other words, using this excuse, Rome adds or removes its own meanings at will! It is a very simple trick – agree with what scripture says, but introduce its own interpretations! And so Rome says:

“According to Scripture, sanctification and justification aren’t just one-time events, but are ongoing processes in the life of the believer. Both can be spoken of as past-time events, as Paul mentions in 1 Corinthians 6:11: "But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God." Sanctification is also a present, ongoing process, as the author of Hebrews notes: "For by one offering he has perfected forever those who are being sanctified" (Heb. 10:14). In regard to justification also being an on-going process, compare Romans 4:3; Genesis 15:6 with both Hebrews 11:8; Genesis 12:1-4 and James 2:21-23; Genesis 22:1-18.”

(Ed. See notes below on the above scriptures).

(Scripture references used to convince they teach justification as an ongoing process: Romans 4:3 – This does not say justification is ongoing; it simply says that Abraham was made just [acceptable] by his belief in God. Genesis 15:6 mentions this. Genesis 12 is similar. James 2 does NOT say Abraham was saved by his works. As we see in verse 22, his works were the outcome of his faith, and ‘rounded off’ his beliefs. Same goes for taking his son to sacrifice him – Abraham obeyed God because he had faith. Rome takes such passages and skews them).

In this we see Rome smudging the edges by joining sanctification and justification. It is saying both are ongoing. But, scripture tells us we are justified once, when we are saved by grace. Sanctification comes after being saved; it is a continual process of repentance and living holy lives. By mingling the two issues, Rome is able to confuse people and create a new definition for both.

Catholics See Things Differently

Rome acknowledges that Calvin and Luther say salvation cannot be lost, but, that “Catholics see it differently”. Possibly because it cannot distinguish genuine Christian salvation and fake conversion. This leads to the idea that “If you sin grievously, the supernatural life in your soul disappears, since it can’t co-exist with serious sin.” It would be hard to think of a genuine Christian sinning grievously, but even if he does his salvation is secure; he can repent and be forgiven, yet may suffer the consequences of his sin, but he will enter Heaven. Otherwise no man can have assurance. Even so, Rome says “You then cease to be justified”.

You will not find this teaching in scripture. Yet, Rome says that to die whilst being ‘un-justified’ means not entering Heaven. That is, if we are saved by grace, then sin badly, we lose our salvation because we are no longer justified. To again qualify for Heaven we must be “re-justified” by having our supernatural life restored. To repeat, there is nothing in scripture that says this. It is a faulty theology devised by Rome.

Rome says that to be re-justified we must “respond to the actual graces God sends” us. This is defined as a nagging voice telling us to repent and go to confession. You go to confession. (Reminder: Before Luther was himself saved, he said that when we do not confess to a priest, it is anathema. The important part is to see the priest who alone can remit our sins. Once the priest remits our sins we are again re-justified. It is how Rome maintains a tight strangle-hold on its members – confession is the key).

In Protestant (biblical) terms however, that ‘nagging voice’ is simply conscience prompted by the Holy Spirit warning a believer that he needs to repent. But, the issue of salvation does not come into it, for salvation is once-and-for-all. Note how Rome adds ‘Go to confession’ to the biblical need to repent!

Rome, as it always does, convolutes and complicates matters. The above is just part of this deception. Rome also says we can ‘increase’ our supernatural life (salvation/justification) by every “supernaturally good action” we do. Because Rome says grace includes works, we should not be surprised by this. Good actions include such things as saying prayers, taking communion, doing works of mercy, going to visit shrines, and so on. But, each of these can be executed by anyone at all, even those who hate God! Even the infamous Jesuits, and those in the Inquisition who murdered people, can do them!

For the genuine, saved person, sanctification is a process occurring every day at every moment, and may, or may not, include doing those works. The key is to grow spiritually; good works are only a result of it.

The paper these notes were taken from was given Romish approval thus: NIHIL OBSTAT: I have concluded that the materials presented in this work are free of doctrinal or moral errors. Bernadeane Carr, STL, Censor Librorum, August 10, 2004, and the Imprimatur followed: In accord with 1983 CIC 827 permission to publish this work is hereby granted. +Robert H. Brom, Bishop of San Diego, August 10, 2004.

What these seals do is guarantee the document is in agreement with Roman doctrine. Free of error? I have shown that there is plenty of error in it!


There is much more to the Joint declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. I have only skimmed the surface of its opening clauses, simply to show how warped it is. When Rome agrees with a non-Roman denomination it will only do so if it misguides others into thinking it agrees.

In reality, Rome will twist scripture slightly, then add its own interpretation, which is always carefully planned so that it does not contradict anything it has taught since its inception. This means that EVERYONE ELSE will agree not with scripture but with Rome! They seem to be unaware of this semantic skulduggery, and so fall hook, line and sinker for the deception.

The Church of England has always been a ‘chip off the old block’, Rome. When it finally returns formally it will immediately fit the hole it first came out of! I urge all readers to think of Rome as Satan’s masterpiece and never to place trust in anything it says, because Rome lies and deceives. Check everything and accept nothing.

We must always reject the claim by Anglicanism to be the ‘voice of Christians’. It is not, and we do not accept it nor acknowledge any of its supposed powers.

Thus, if it returns slowly or quickly to Rome it is its own business, separate from that of genuine believers. It speaks only for itself. The hierarchy of Anglicanism is unacceptable, and the outward priesthood is fakery dismantled by Christ when He was still alive on earth. Christ is our earthly Head, not a pope or archbishop. Also, ‘Anglicanism’ is a denomination, not ‘the Church’.

Their extremely detailed talks and agreements have nothing to do with biblical Christianity, and have no bearing or force on real Christians. Let Anglicanism return to Rome – it will be no loss to the world. Let its agreement with Rome and Lutheranism on justification be rejected by others, for it is meaningless.

Rome teaches that it never changes. Therefore, whatever it said when its earthly reign began (in the fourth century) is what it retains today. This being so, it has not changed its doctrinal statements on any matter at all. Lutheranism and Anglicanism are merely bowing to Rome in their ‘agreements’, accepting what Rome decides upon, and not what scripture tells us. Because of this, their joint declaration on justification is worthless and has no power over genuine believers.

We know that many denominations are allied to Anglicanism, through ‘dialogues’. These, too, are worthless and we reject their involvement.

We can see, then, that the world is sinking to the lowest common denominator by returning to Rome and even talking with Rome, whose status is that of a false church. God does not cause us to have ‘dialogue’ with false churches, because there is no common ground. Common ground is only possible on the basis of salvation, the crux of the matter.

Justification is an easy thing to know, because it is defined by God in His word. Rome, on the other hand, manipulates His word and throws its own ideas into the mix. Indeed, Rome is the supreme master of dissecting and restructuring words, in an effort to make the impossible possible. It is like a persistent salesman who arrives at your door, gets invited in, and then proceeds to talk and talk until your mind is numb. The aim is to take control until you give in and accept whatever he proposes. Unless you are stronger and tell him to go away as soon as you answer the door!

My person policy is straightforward: I always assume EVERYTHING said by Rome is a lie and deception. I do not haggle over doctrine, nor do I enter into detailed discussion or dialogue. I have the same policy for every false religion in the world. In this way I do not give an inch to them, and isolate them from my own beliefs, by positioning my biblical beliefs as true and theirs as false, no matter what the argument is about.

We must never treat true faith and false religion as equal, because the first is of God and the second is of Satan. They are NOT the same, nor do they have anything in common. Having ‘dialogue’ on ANY issue is a tacit agreement that both parties are legitimate, true, and share the same values and doctrine. This is itself a lie. Rome is constantly trying to draw people into its web. It is godless. It is not Christian.

What, then, in truth, does it mean to be justified? Forget the intricate word-games of Rome. Before one is saved, he is bound for hell. Rome divides up sins into venial and mortal. God does not. ALL sins can send us to hell. However, the real cause is two-fold: firstly, if we are not elect in eternity, we will NEVER be saved and so never be justified.

Secondly, the earthly cause of damnation is not the many sins we commit (big or small), but the fact of being ‘conceived in sin’, the principle of sin, passed on throughout history by Adam and Eve’s disregard for God’s command. All other sins are merely the net result of having this principle within. It is this inner core of our being that sends us to hell. If this were not so, even non-stop repentance would not keep us from damnation!

But, that is where the Lord stepped in! Those who are elect in eternity WILL be saved at some time in their earthly lives. They will be born-again; that is, touched by the Holy Spirit, so that the spirit is made alive, where it was once dead. After that, God leads us to repentance, which gives us salvation, itself paid for by Jesus Christ on the cross. Once saved, we will be as new creatures, and will want to please God. Thus, we seek to be sanctified, always wanting to do what is holy, true and right, throughout our lives. What justifies us is God accepting us as righteous through Jesus Christ, Who alone is worthy. Any works we do are an outcome of being saved. Rome tries to complicate these simple facts. Do not listen.

© October 2017

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