Ah, Rome, drunken with the blood of the saints, Rick Warren would feel right at home here. You will remember that back in 2014, Rick Warren gushed effusively about‘our pope’, and what a great jobs he was doing. Well, now Pope Francis has invited Christian pastors to come to Rome and learn the ways of Babylon in how to ‘cast out devils’. Not surprisingly 241 people have taken the bait from the man in the fish hat to become trained in how to use Roman Catholics idols and icons to perform exorcisms. If it wasn’t so profoundly sad, it would be pretty funny.
“And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Mark 16:17,18 (KJV)
The ability to cast out devils, along with healing the sick, drinking poison and not dying, and taking up serpents safely was given to the apostles of Jesus Christ. When the last apostle died, that would be John after writing Revelation in 96 AD, the apostolic gifts died with him. And guess what? It’s frighteningly easy to prove.
Now, I grant you, there exists no metrics today to prove someone is possessed by the Devil, and also no metrics to prove that an ‘exorcism’ was successful. So if you were going to claim the apostolic gifts, that one would be a great one to start with. Things would get a tad sticky, however, when we moved to the second category, taking up serpents. But who knows? You might get lucky on that one, even though a lot of people who died trying that might disagree. Getting to number 3, and you’re pretty well exposed to be a fraud. Number of people anywhere in the world right now who can, like the apostles, lay hands on someone and instantly and completely heal them is right around, plus or minus 10 percent, exactly zero.
So you faked an exorcism and fooled no one but Catholics and some Laodicean Protestants, hmmm, dubious accomplishment. By the grace of God survived taking up the serpent, well done, you! But you crashed and burned trying to convince people you had the ‘gift of healing’, but don’t worry. The 4th test, drinking the poison, will solve all your new-found problems.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8,9 (KJV)
Now run along and be a good, little Laodicean, the childless and unholy ‘father’ Pope Francis is sitting on Satan’s seat with his arms open and waiting to receive you. If you tell him that Rick sent you, you’ll get a special prize. Here’s a hint, it’s very dry, it’s hot, and there’s no escape. Now if you really want to know how to ‘cast out the devil’ from a person, it’s really easy. Just open up a King James Bible and show them how to get saved. And that’s something that no one in the Vatican can teach you. They wouldn’t even know where to begin.
Rome opens up Vatican exorcism course to all major Christian faiths
FROM THE CHRISTIAN POST: “The idea is to help each other, to establish best practices if you will,” Father Pedro Barrajon, 61, one of the organizers of the 14th edition of the “Course on Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation,” taking place at the Pontifical University of Regina Apostolorum, told the Telegraph. “This is the first time that different denominations have come together to compare their experiences on exorcisms.”
The one week course which is taught in Italian at a cost of approximately $450 is being held May 6- 11. It is described as the first course in the world that proposes careful academic and interdisciplinary research of exorcisms.
“Expelling the devil goes back to the earliest origins of the Christian Church,” Barrajon said. “The Catholic rite is very structured, whereas some of the other churches are more creative, they don’t use a precise format.”
More than 241 people, both lay and religious, from more than 40 countries signed up for the course this year, Crux Now reported.
“I’M HERE TO UNDERSTAND THE CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE. WE ARE FIGHTING THE SAME ENEMY IN THE NAME OF THE LORD, EVEN IF THERE ARE SOME PARTS OF THE ANGLICAN CHURCH THAT HAVE LOST BELIEF IN SATAN,” COURSE PARTICIPANT BENJAMIN MCENTIRE, A PROTESTANT PRIEST FROM ALASKA, SAID.
They all agree that growing secularization has led to a proliferation of satanic groups, especially among young people through social media.
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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Geoffrey Grider and originally published at NowTheEnd Begins. Title changed by P&P.]
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