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Sunday, August 20, 2017
Date Posted:
12/19/1998

Contents
Pope in the USA
End of 1000 Years
EU Gender Directive
Religious Hatred Bill
Vatican Beatifies 500
‘Swamped’ By Catholics
EU Regionalisation
Why Some Churches Grow
Baroness Paisley
Eastern Orthodox?
'We Are Church'
The View from Brussels
The Counterfeit
Jail German Christians
Pope 'Deeply Sorry'
Hostile Demonstrations
Illegal Immigration
'The need for reform'
Film 'The Beast'
Christians in N. Korea
The Dictatorship Bill
Jerry Springer Bombs
Magdalene Hysteria - 1
Times Are Changing
Da Vinci Code?
Glorious Revolution
Not All Bible Is True
Lifting the dark veil
Confronting Corruption
Can We Trust The Bible
Religious Salesmen
Anglican Leaders, Mary
'Hail Mary' Anglicans
New Edition of the AV
World Anglican Leaders
World Is Not Happy
Ends Justify Means?
Young People Today
Jesus Christ Superstar
The Harlotry Of Rome
The Pope’s Black Print
The Popes At War
Deepening Apostasy
Speech to Orangemen
Statement by Paisley
Protest Letter
Confession-Box?
Apology / Inquisition?
Scottish Parliament
LWF - IV
LWF - III
LWF - II
NATO
LWF - I
Buries Resurrection
Washington Post
Ethnic Cleansing
Decency Died
Billy Graham
Treatment in Ireland
Mass Murderer
Religious Freedom
Rome Express
Alpha - III
Alpha - II
Alpha - I
Pilgrims' Folly


Romanism's Concept of Religious Freedom


One Bread One Body, published by the Catholic Truth Society, London, and Veritas publications, Dublin, 1998, is the outcome of the Catholic Bishops' Conferences of England & Wales, Ireland and Scotland.
Professor Arthur Noble

One Bread One Body, published by the Catholic Truth Society, London, and Veritas publications, Dublin, 1998, is the outcome of the Catholic Bishops' Conferences of England & Wales, Ireland and Scotland. It bears the names of Basil Hume, Archbishop of Westminster, Séan Brady, Archbishop of Armagh, and Thomas Winning, Archbishop of Glasgow. It is described as "a teaching document on the Eucharist in the life of the Church, and the establishment of general norms on sacramental sharing".

The hierarchy of the Church of Rome uses this document to issue a statement denying any non-adherents the right to participate in her mass. While they are thus free from the sin of joining in her blasphemous continual repetition of the full, sufficient, perfect and once-for-all sacrifice of Christ, the statement at the same time unmasks the real attitude of Rome to the ecumenical dialogue to which she is so ostensibly committed.

Rome's unchanged and unchanging character since the Dark Ages in her perpetual adherence to the false and unbiblical dogma of transubstantiation blatantly exposes the sham of her overtures to other Churches. It also serves as a warning of what those who enter into dialogue with her can expect - trickery into unity with her on her own terms to the destruction of their own faiths.

"A Catholic person taking communion in another Church is like a married person committing adultery."

This statement was only to be expected, for it complements the hierarchy's previous denunciation of inter-faith movement in the opposite direction. The public humiliation of the Republic's President for participating in a Church of Ireland Holy Communion service in Dublin in December 1997 is a case in point. At that time 'Monsignor' Denis Faul wrote: "A Catholic person taking communion in another Church is like a married person committing adultery."

Now we have proof positive that Rome not only refuses to welcome unconverted 'heretics' into her own fold, but also, conversely, assails the religious freedom of members of her own flock to participate in the worship of those Churches with which she is supposedly entering into dialogue.

This shameless authoritarianism confirms that even in this enlightened 20th century the Church of Rome has never abandoned or even weakened her historical claim to dominion over all other Churches and indeed the political State itself. It also proves that behind the modern fancy dress disguise of ecumenism with its attendant euphemisms of 'reconciliation', 'dialogue', 'church unity' and 'bridge-building' - all cunningly devised to lure her 'separated brethren unsuspectingly into her fold - lurks the familiar old hag, the Great Whore of Revelation, unswervingly and unashamedly true to her motto 'semper eadem', 'always the same'.

Rome is still unswervingly true to the presumptuous arrogance of Pope Leo I, who at the Council of Ephesus in 449 first claimed authority over Church and State as a divine right. Those Churches which are engaged in dialogue with Rome at this very moment at the 12th Evangelical-Roman Catholic Theological Conference in Belfast are blind to this reality. Their own history and the statement issued by the hierarchy should serve to confirm to them, and to all Northern Ireland Protestants and Unionists, that Romanism is today only wearing a different mask to conceal her real character and her real ecclesiastical and political aims. She has adopted a change of face and tactics, for which the so-called 'Evangelical' churches have fallen, but no change of heart.

The constitution of the Church of Rome may be considered the most formidable combination that was ever formed against the authority and security of civil governments, as well as against the liberty, reason, and happiness of mankind." (Adam Smith)

Viewed in a wider context, the modern revival of Rome's conspiracy against the Reformation was particularly apparent from the Pope's speech to the UN General Assembly in October 1995, when he called for "a true culture of freedom" for the world's peoples to "live in dignity and a truly achieved peace". The world, however, seems to have forgotten the Vatican's historical record on the issues of freedom and peace. Let us remember the warning of Adam Smith in his Wealth of Nations: "The constitution of the Church of Rome may be considered the most formidable combination that was ever formed against the authority and security of civil governments, as well as against the liberty, reason, and happiness of mankind." Let us take heed of Lord Macaulay's description of the Vatican system as one which, "among the contrivances that have been devised for deceiving and oppressing mankind, [...] occupies the highest place". Let us be warned of Rome's definition of 'peace' by recalling all those self-declared Vicars of Christ who had a passion for war bordering on frenzy, and who knew no other glory than the clash of arms or the murder of Protestants.

Those who enter into dialogue with Rome are either blind to these facts, or they are consciously committing perjury against their solemn oath at ordainment to uphold the principles of the Reformation. In either case they are traitors to the martyrs slaughtered and burned at the stake, or are deliberately promoting the return of this country to the superstitions and bondage of the Dark Ages, which would be the result if the Roman Church succeeded in destroying our Protestant Constitution. They must be reminded that all Popes are still bound by the Syllabus of Pius IX, Article 77 of which states that the Church "has the right to require that the Catholic religion shall be the only religion of the State, to the exclusion of all others".

So much for freedom and peace as understood by Rome. Were not developments of this sort foretold in New Testament prophecy? "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them." (I Thes. 5:3)

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