If you think politics today is a mess – it’s probably worse for the Catholic Church. What started as a time of hope with a new pope has turned into confusion and likely heresy.. WorldNetDaily.com

Why not re-evaluate some basics. Here are some common assumptions that could mean trouble…

#1. The assumption that the religion of our parents was right.

With 7.7 billion people in the world divided into at least 7 major religious views, we shouldn’t assume that our parents were right, just because they loved us and seem like good people.

The Bible teaches that God winks in times of ignorance if we don’t’ know better, but commands us to repent when He will judge the world. We are coming to a time of judgment and should look candidly at evidence that our belief system may be flawed in some way.

#2. The assumption that the majority is right and more Christians are Catholic than any other group

The Bible teaches that “broad is the way that leads to destruction” Matt 7:13. The majority are easily swayed by media and what seems easy, quick or profitable. A majority of people claimed Christ as Messiah on Palm Sunday were ready to cry ‘Crucify” on Friday, based on fickle feelings.

Israel’s wisest king, Solomon, wrote, Keep your heart [what you want to believe] with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life. It should matter to us that the central figure of history who divided BC from AD was forsaken by His followers who fled, but they were later willing to die for Him after seeing Him alive. Would we be willing to die a painful death for a lie?

They died for the testimony that God loves us and that we can have a better destiny by believing the Bible which has been altered by church leaders to make it seem like all we need to do is come each week and give some money. Why don’t we do our own investigation of what it teaches?

#3. The assumption that it doesn’t matter what we believe as long as we are sincere.

But if we drink poison, sincerely believing it is medicine, we will be just as sick or dead as if we weren’t sure. Life is more than a card game that offers us another chance with the next deal.

Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal, but to many people think the goal is more money when true security is based on values that cannot be taken from us like money.

#4. Denial that the immorality of priests is an index of a faulty belief system. Just as the body is built from the food we eat, the life and soul reflect what we let our minds feed on. The pedophilia and homosexuality rampant in the priesthood is an abomination (Lev 18:22) and a reason why the Bible calls the church, the Mother of Abominations (Rev 17:5) with a call to come out, Rev 18:2-4.

#5. Belief that it doesn’t matter that the Vatican worships Lucifer. Lucifer was the angelic name of the devil (Isaiah 14:12-15) before he caused war in heaven and was thrown out. Rev 12:7-9. We might wonder why God didn’t just kill the devil, but if He did so, all the other beings would then serve God from fear rather than love—they would be afraid they might be killed if they deviated.

God had to allow a demonstration of the devil’s plan where everyone can do what they please. This is in opposition to God’s plan which is reflected by the wise laws of the Bible. In the end, those who do as they please in eating, drinking, sex or perversion will find the end is not as they wished. This is easiest seen in the physical realm with health, but it is just as true for the mind and destiny.

The word Vatican means divining serpent and is an apt description for where Lucifer is worshiped, as seen in this short video– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1VyVQQdaDQ

Millions have found peace with God in a little book that reveals His love and our need to know His plan of salvation. It’s non-denominational, easy to understand and the most translated book of any American author, http://www.whiteestate.org/books/sc/scforeward.html

As Christian motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar said, “See you at the Top!”

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Richard Ruhling is an author on current events from a biblical view. Get a FREE copy of God Bless America? on Tues, March 6 at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075896HPD