The Pope’s Black Print
An Exposure by Dr. Ian R. K. Paisley MP, MEP, MLA
Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley
The Pope has now closed the so-called Holy Door of St peter, which he claims is Christ1, as far as the Church is concerned, and published his latest so-called Apostolic Letter:
‘Novo Millennio Inuente’.
At The Beginning of the New Millennium
Apostolic Letter of His Holiness Pope John Paul II
From the Vatican, on 6th January, the Solemnity of the Epiphany, in the year 2001, the twenty-third of my pontificate.
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[Reference: 1- ‘The Holy Door’ which is Christ, page 4, ‘I have often stopped to look at the long queues of pilgrims waiting patiently to go through the Holy Door’ – page 10, N.B. Going through that Holy Door meant pardon for sins, in the Pope’s special indulgence for the millennium. Evidently the Pope has transubstantiated Christ in four panels, a handle, lock and a keyhole! If he can do it with a holy pancake, why not with a wooden door?]
The whole document is Rome exalting2, Pope exalting3, Mass exalting, Mary exalting, Vatican exalting, while Christ Himself is portrayed as the divided Christ, cut up into heart and face etc.
[References: 2- Rome is designated ‘the one holy catholic and apostolic Church of Christ is truly present in the world today’-page 5.
3- ‘I wish to offer my Petrine ministry so that the church may shine (N.B. not with the glory of Christ) even more brightly in the variety of her gifts and in her unity as she journeys on.’ – page 6.]
The Pope claims that this past year the church has contemplated Christ as He is presented in the Book of the Revelation. That is the lie of all lies.
Christ in the Book of Revelation is declared to be the Almighty requiring no aid from Mary or any Pope of Rome. Rome in the Book of Revelation is exposed as the Mother of Harlots, the Whore of Babylon, drunken with the Blood of the Martyrs of Jesus4.
[Reference: 4- See ‘is not the Church of Rome the Babylon of the Book of Revelation’ by Bishop Christopher Wordsworth DD.]
The Pope talks of the martyrs of the Church as the members of Rome while the Book of Revelation indicts Rome with these words:
‘In her was found the blood of the prophets, and of the saints and of all that were slain on the earth’, Revelation 18:24.
The celebration of the Mass was, to the Pope, central5.
[Reference:5- ‘Intensely eucharistic’, ‘at the centre of the Holy Year’ – Page 13.]
What is more, the highest honour of the whole year was given to Mary. She was exalted above and beyond Christ, as the Pope blasphemously entrusted her with all the lives of men and women of the new millennium.
Rome is the cult of Mary and here the pope even sets forth her omnipresence in the words, ‘Mary was present’6.
[Reference: 6 ‘At the same time along with the memory of the birth of the Son, how could the memory of the Mother be missing? Mary was present in the Jubilee celebrations not only as the theme of high-level academic gatherings, but above all in the Great Act of Entrustment with which ,in the presence of a large part of the world episcopate, I entrusted to her maternal care the lives of the men and women of the new millennium’ – page 13.]
Over and over again the all-importance of Rome as the one true Church of Christ is emphasised by the Pope, although heavily camouflaged by thick ecumenical ‘lovey-doveyism’ verbiage7.
Reference: 7 The Eternal City has once again shown its providential role as the place where the resources and gifts of each individual church and indeed each individual nation and culture, find their ‘catholic’ harmony, so that the one church of Christ can show even more clearly her mystery as ‘the sacrament of unity’ – page 13.]
The Pope claims that he asked for special attention to be given in the programme of the Jubilee Year to the ecumenical aspect. In page 14 he states:
‘I had also asked for special attention to be given in the programme of the Jubilee Year to the ecumenical aspect. What occasion could be more suitable for encouraging progress on the path towards full communion than the shared celebration of the birth of Christ? Much work was done with this in mind and one of the highlights was the ecumenical meeting in Saint Paul’s Basilica on 18th January 2000 when, for the first time in history, a Holy Door was opened jointly by the Successor of Peter, the Anglican Primate and a Metropolitan of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, in the presence of representatives of Churches and Ecclesial Communities from all over the world. There were also other important meetings with orthodox Patriarchs and the heads of other Christian denominations. I recall in particular the recent visit of his Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. In addition, very many members of other Churches and Ecclesial Communities took part in the Jubilee meetings organised for various groups. The ecumenical journey is certainly still difficult and will perhaps be long, but we are encouraged by the hope that comes from being led by the presence of the Risen One and the inexhaustible power of His Spirit, always capable of new surprises.’ [New surprises?!]
Not long after writing these words the Pope declared that the Anglican Church was not a church at all and indeed all other churches were not even sister churches because the Church of Rome is the one true and only Mother Church and has no sisters.
As antichrist, he loves to make this lie for he is the voice-piece of Satan who is a liar and the father of lies.
ROME’S STATEMENT AGREED BY THE POPE:
On the unicity and salvific universality of Jesus Christ states (pages 21-23):
The Catholic faithful are required to profess that there is an historical continuity rooted in the apostolic succession – between the Church founded by Christ and the Catholic Church: ‘This is the single Church of Christ…which our Saviour, after his resurrection entrusted to Peter’s pastoral care (cf. John21:17), commissioning him and the other Apostles to extend and rule her (cf. Matthew 28:18ff) erected for all ages as "the pillar and mainstay of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15). This Church constituted and organised as a society in the present world, subsists in [subsistit in] the Catholic Church, governed by the Successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him.’ With the expression subsitit in, the Second Vatican Council sought to harmonise two doctrinal statements: on the one hand, that the Church of Christ, despite the divisions which exits among Christians, continues to exist fully only in the Catholic Church and on the other hand, that ‘outside of her structure, many elements can be found of sanctification and truth’, that is, in those Churches and ecclesial communities which are not yet in full communion with the Catholic Church. But with respect to these, it needs to be stated that ‘they derive their efficacy from the very fullness of grace and truth entrusted to the Catholic Church’.
Therefore there exists a single Church of Christ, which subsists in the Catholic Church, governed by the Successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him. The churches which, while not existing in perfect communion with the Catholic Church, remain united to her by means of the closest bonds, that is, by apostolic succession and a valid Eucharist, are true particular Churches. Therefore, the Church of Christ is present and operative also in these churches, even though they lack full communion with the Catholic Church, since they do not accept the Catholic doctrine of the Primacy, which, according to the will of God, the Bishop of Rome objectively has and exercises over the entire Church.
On the other hand, the ecclesial communities which have not preserved the valid Episcopate and the genuine and integral substance of the Eucharistic mystery are not Churches in the proper sense; however, those who are baptised in these communities are, by Baptism, incorporated in Christ and thus are in a certain communion, albeit imperfect, with the Church. Baptism in fact tends per se toward the full development of life in Christ, through the integral profession of faith, the Eucharist, and full communion in the Church.
‘The Christian faithful are therefore not permitted to imagine that the Church of Christ is nothing more than a collection – divided, yet in some way one – of Churches and ecclesial communities; nor are they free to hold that today the Church of Christ nowhere really exists, and must be considered only as a goal which all churches and ecclesial communities must strive to reach.’ In fact, ‘the elements of this already-given Church exist, joined together in their fullness in the Catholic Church and without this fullness in the other communities.’ ‘Therefore, these separated Churches and communities as such, though we believe they suffer from defects, have by no means been deprived of significance and importance in the mystery of salvation. For the spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as a means of salvation which derive their efficacy from the very fullness of grace entrusted to the Catholic Church.’
The lack of unity among Christians is certainly a wound for the Church; not in the sense that she is deprived of her unity, but ‘in that it hinders the complete fulfilment of her universality in history.’
The Grace of God is relegated to fifth place with the listening to the Word and the Proclaiming of the Word to sixth and seventh places respectively in the Pope’s lists of benefits.
Holiness by Baptism comes first and this special grace is related to the Holy Door entrance. He says, ‘Was this not the ultimate meaning of the Jubilee indulgence (sins pardoned) as a special grace offered by Christ (the Pope is Christ) so that the life of every baptised person could be purified and deeply renewed.’
‘This as it were objective gift of holiness is offered to all the baptised’8.
[Reference: 8 Pages 28 and 29.]
The Pope goes on to parallel Christ’s experience on the Cross to be imitated by the saints. Another attack upon the unrepeatability of Christ’s suffering. He states:
‘Not infrequently the saints have undergone something akin to Jesus’ experience on the Cross in the paradoxical blending of bliss and pain. In the "Dialogue of Divine Providence", God the Father shows "Catherine of Siena" how joy and suffering can be present together in holy souls: "Thus the soul is blissful and afflicted: afflicted on account of the sins of its neighbour, blissful on account of the union and the affection of charity which it has inwardly received. These souls imitate the spotless Lamb, my Only-begotten Son, who on the Cross was both blissful and afflicted". In the same way, "Therese of Lisieux" lived her agony in communion with the agony of Jesus, "experiencing" in herself the very paradox of Jesus’ own bliss and anguish: "In the Garden of Olives our Lord was blessed with all the joys of the Trinity, yet his dying was no less harsh. It is a mystery, but I assure you that, on the basis of what I myself am feeling, I can understand something of it".’
What a blasphemous claim!! Some saints!
Rome is the expert on the biological division of Christ. Hence she separates the organs of Christ’s body and sets up the separate parts as objects of worship, e.g. the Sacred Heart. In his document the Pope separates ‘the face of Christ’9.
[Reference: 9 –Page 25]
HE talks about from the Gospels ‘the face of the Nazarene emerges with a solid historical foundation’10.
[Reference:10 – Page 18]
The dissecting of Christ’s body and placing His bodily members in opposition to one another is antichrist. Christ is the One Whole Christ, not a bone is broken and not a member divided from another11.
[Reference: 11 – Page 19 ‘In fact, regardless of how His body was seen or touched, only faith could enter the mystery of that face’.]
Paul condemns this idolatrous practice in the strongest possible way:
‘And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh yet now henceforth know we him no more’ – 2 Corinthians 5:15,16.
The knowing of Christ in the flesh lies at the very heart of papal apostasy. This papal document is full of it.
The final blasphemy is ‘the varying of Christ’s face to include the different faces of the culture and peoples in which it is received and takes root’12.
[Reference: 12 – Page 27]
So Christ is reculturised in order to fit the nationalism, racism and paganism of the people whom Rome evangelises. This is seen all over the world where Rome is. Pagan gods and goddesses have Christian names but their religion remains as pagan as ever.
The Pope’s final words are of the exalting of Mary and not of Christ.
‘On this journey we are accompanied by the Blessed Virgin Mary to whom, a few months ago, in the presence of a great number of Bishops assembled in Rome from all parts of the world, I entrusted the Third Millennium. During this year I have often invoked her as the "Star of the New Evangelisation". Now I point to Mary once again as the radiant dawn and sure guide for our steps. Once more, echoing the words of Jesus himself and giving voice to the filial affection of the whole Church, I say to her: "Woman, behold your children".’(cf. John19:26) [page 54.]
The Pope here misquotes Scripture as he does in other places on the document. Of course he holds he can change all scriptures by his interpretation of them.
The Pope states, ‘The symbol of the Holy Door now closes behind us’.
‘The Vatican estimates that upwards of 30 million pilgrims visited Rome during the course of the Holy Year. The Holy Doors and St Peter’s tomb were the most popular destination. Indeed, the huge numbers passing through the doors in the hope of obtaining the promised indulgence caused serious problems and according to ‘The Tablet’, "Queue-jumpers were told that the indulgence would not be effective if there were any cheating".’ (What use we may ask, was the indulgence if it could not get you of a little cheating? – English Churchman 26/01.01)