The New Pope and the Old Problem

tellingtale “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2

Aside from the fact that the Catholic Church is not a church, and the gospel it preaches is not the gospel, and part of the Bible it uses is not the Bible, other problems among the catholic  ideology are glaring their teeth for all the world to see.

In a recent ABC News Washington Post Poll, statistics demonstrate a “tail wagging the dog” ideology.   In a report by WFAA news in Dallas, there are around 70 million Catholics in America.  Citing the ABCnews Washington Post Poll, the survey showed that in the mindset of the majority of American Catholics, change was the flavor of the day.

54% of American Catholics believe the new pope should “change church policies to reflect the attitudes and lifestyles of Catholics today.”  Specifically mentioned were issues surrounding the “priesthood.”  The report showed that Catholics wanted the pope to allow for married men and women to enter the priesthood.  The general attitude and spirit of those surveyed want their church to catch up to the world.  In other words their ideology is that it is the times and the culture that dictates to the church what their policies should be.  The “church” should conform to the world, rather than the other way around.

Now aside from all that is wrong with Catholicism doctrinally, this is yet one more testimony to the upside down view man has of himself ideologically.  For the majority of those questioned in the survey, their answers are a confession of who they look to as their moral and spiritual authority. When they recognize that Catholic policy and common culture are at odds with each other, and then side with the culture, that shows who they’re really following, and who their faith is really in.

The truth be told, is that truth can’t be changed.  There is far more than “theology” that needs to change in the Catholic church.  The idea that men can define truth; spiritual, moral, or doctrinal, is the fruit of Satan’s promise to Eve that men shall be as gods.    That being said, men cannot make decisions, all they can do is practice discernment.  The facts of the faith are fixed and cannot be changed, regardless of who is wearing what ring, robe, or rosary. Jesus is the truth, and He does not change for us, He changes us in Him, and that is the only change worth making.

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