The Pope’s Message To America: Do As I Say Not As I Do

A Moralmatters Reader says the following about the Pope Francis visit to the United States:

“The papacy is just mind control. That’s why they did the Mass in Latin. They could be chanting to the devil and nobody would know it.”

That 3 sentence summation reminded this Moralmatters author what has continually bothered him about those who profess themselves to be “Catholics:”

How can intelligent individuals fall for a system of religion that is devoid of Scriptural foundation? Today this emeritus Christian pastor picked up a book (from his bookshelf) that he has rarely consulted. It’s called: “Bible Reference Companion.” It’s one of those concise books, which include a Bible concordance, a topical index and a dictionary. Being that this week’s mainstream media focus has been primarily about the pope Francis visit to America, he thought that he would reference in the aforementioned book the “papacy,” and the “pope,” in preparation for this Moralmatters commentary. Those two references were missing. Nowhere, to be found. My thought was:


Reported pic of one (palace) section inside the plush political state (country), called “The Vatican.” Christ never assigned a “Vicar” called the “pope.” He never said that He would build His Vatican. He stated that He would build His Church (the sum total of His believer / disciples). Christ clarified further of His “church kingdom” when He testified before Pontius Pilate: “……My kingdom is not of this world……” –

“No wonder! Holy Scripture makes reference to neither the papacy nor any ‘pope’ filling an earthy (worldly) office kingdom!”

The papacy is purely contrived. It is of human origin. Not by divine design. The Apostle Peter was not commissioned by Christ to be the first pope. The Roman Catholic teaching on the subject is highly flawed and lacks Biblical (hermeneutical) perspective and interpretation. And, when one honestly reads Scripture, one cannot find that any such office [kingdom / country] such as the contrived “papacy” [Vatican] has any legitimate basis to past, present and future Christianity. Read Holy Scripture what the Apostle Paul declared (under direct “inspiration” of the Holy Spirit):

“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” – Galatians 1:8-9 – KJV

Neither did this Christian pastor find referenced in his “3-in-one” book, purgatory, Mariology, saint and angel worship and prayers that are to be directed to Christ’s Mother, Mary, departed saints and living angelic hosts. Why? Because there are no legitimate and honest references to these person (entities) in Holy Scripture that direct Christians to worship such beings. Rather, Christians are to follow the First Commandant (of ten) to “……worship the Lord your God, and Him, only shall you serve.” –[Matthew 4:1-11 and Exodus 20]

Also note, that Christ never invoked the assistance of any angel or [dead] person when He answered and withstood Satan’s temptations in the wilderness. [Gospel of Matthew 4:1-11] Instead, Christ quoted Scripture. He totally relied on Lord God’s written (divinely inspired Word). Aren’t all disciples of Christ to mirror Christ’s life? Why do those who profess to be Christians, then invoke other than God’s divine Word when attempting to live respectable / holy lives free from sin? It must be, because they have been deceived by those whom they follow. Scripture itself warns of such (deceiving) people. It calls them “false prophets.” [Note also: Matthew 23:9 and 1 Timothy 4:1-3]

AuthorAndFinisherGirlRunning00b34a2392f616d20f80f26ef8335ea5The aforementioned is not to jump to the conclusion that practicing Catholics who hold such (non-Scriptural) church teachings, don’t believe in Christ and won’t eventually be counted as future inhabitants of heaven. Holy Scripture says that “salvation is of the Lord.” It says that in heaven’s celestial glories there will be those from “every tribe, nation and tongue.” It also states that “the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin.” Not that everyone will “be saved” [inhabit heaven] but those who, by [supernatural] “faith” accept Savior / Christ for the forgiveness of all their sins. [Ephesians 2:1-10 and John 3:1-21] Far be it from this Moralmatters author that he should know what is in a person’s heart, and that he should glibly say, “that soul will not ‘make it!’”

As a Christian pastor it has been my privilege to minister to a fair amount of souls not long for this world. I’ve been at the bedside of Christian Catholics who confessed a simple and basic faith in Christ. Never have I witnessed one of them, who at their last, attempted to hoist themselves to heaven with rosary beads invoking Christ’s mother, Mary.

A faithful (believing) soul instinctively knows whom to trust when the end is near:

Alas, my God, my sins are great, my conscience doth upbraid me.
And now now I find that in my strait no man hath pow’r to aid me.

And fled I hence in my despair in some lone spot to hide me.
My griefs would still be with me there and peace still be denied me.

Lord, Thee I seek. I merit naught; yet pity and restore me.
Just God, be not, Thy wrath my lot. Thy Son hath suffered for me. [“Alas, My God, My Sins Are Great” – TLH-1941-CPH]

Not the labors of my hands can fulfil Thy Law’s demands;
could my zeal no respite know, could my tears forever flow;
all for sin could not atone; Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring, simply to Thy cross I cling;
naked, come to Thee for dress; helplees, look to Thee for grace;
foul, I to the fountain fly, wash me, Savior, or I die! [Rock of Ages TLH-1941-CPH]

The Pope’s Message To America: Do As I Say Not As I Do:

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop) Pope Francis (L) is escorted by U.S. President Barack Obama as he greets and other political and Catholic church leaders after arriving from Cuba September 22, 2015 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Francis will be visiting Washington, New York City and Philadelphia during his first trip to the United States as Pope. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Could it be that pope Francis speaking out against capital punishment (the death penalty for major crimes) is part of his emissary global mission? Just in case criminal frauds like aka Obama are brought to trial, they will not (then) face death by execution for their many heinous crimes? Pic source of Pope Francis and Aka Obama laughing:

It is clear that pope Francis had his agenda set with his September 2015 visit to America. It was not a visit to proclaim Christ. It was a visit to partner with our modern-day Nazi, White House criminal ID forgery fraud, aka Obama. And, as such, aka Obama and his criminal mainstream media used and manipulated the pope’s visit to propagandize aka Obama’s anti-American and anti-capitalistic agenda.

Three of the major subjects pope Francis trumpeted were the falsity of [man-made] global warming climate change, the open-arm acceptance of illegal immigrants and alien refugees and his disdain for the Scriptural teaching of capital punishment.

Pope Francis likes to propagandize the false reality that he is the common people’s pope. During this visit to the United States he turned down one political meal to eat with the homeless. But, we all know that this occasion just proffered for him, additional photo ops. Shortly he’ll return to his plush Vatican palace and munch on his favorite specialty chef-made, pizzas.

The pope has been known to speak against capitalism. Against the corporate rich. But that is all talk. He will return to the plush political state of the Vatican which is guarded by high walls which are designed to keep out the undesirables. He will rest up in that lavish political (geographical) country [es]state until he further gads about to lean on other countries and other political dignitaries, urging them to fulfill their part in an (anti-Holy Scripture) new world order.

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Pic source: “Vatican city, officially the vatican city state is a walled enclave within the city of rome.” – –

The Vatican Billions – Two Thousand Years Of Wealth Accumulation From Caesar to the Space Age –

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Vatican Museum Library – Vatican City –

Also Related: A few Moralmatters articles regarding Pope Francis:



“A thinking person will question what he hears; examine what he sees; and evaluate what others would have him believe.”

“When did big government and its mainstream media tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?”

[Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel] 


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Pastor emeritus Nathan M. Bickel


Featured pic source:

Vatican Museum Library – Vatican City –

6 thoughts on “The Pope’s Message To America: Do As I Say Not As I Do

  1. i̱ vasílissa ti̱s skatá says:

    How dare you question the sincerity and authenticity of “the holy father?”

    1. i̱ vasílissa ti̱s skatá –

      LOL!!! The “holy father” didn’t look that “holy” while he stumbled up the airplane steps. Did he have too much of that wine to drink while celebrating the Catholic Mass?

  2. Eyes Wide Shut says:

    Please tell us that the Pope has returned to the Vatican. He has poisoned the atmosphere and the airwaves for many days now. We need to come up for air!

    1. Eyes Wide Shut –

      I, for one am happy he is gone from U.S. soil! He only helped to worsen things here in America, rubber-stamping criminal aka Obama’s radical agenda!

      1. Eyes Wide Shut says:

        Maybe we can go outside without our gas masks on now that the Pontiff has left our environment. Talk about pollution! That mocker polluted all aspects of life for too many days, and people still want to believe he is the vicar of Christ. Bergoglio has some dirty nerve scolding us about the environment after he has almost choked off all fresh air for so long!

        1. “Eyes Wide Shut:”

          I sense what you are saying and implying. I shared this posting Sunday evening with a few Facebook groups. No one (like the day before) cared to share (pass on) the MM posting. People are plain sick and “fed-up” with all the pope news!

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