Saturday, October 12, 2013


A Baptist Pastor, a Jewish Rabbi, and a Catholic Priest walk into a bar. . . 
*  The bartender says, "This has got to be a joke!"
*  All three were blind and they collided with the building.
*  The Priest wanted a drink, the Rabbi wanted buy the bar, and the Pastor was there to remind his flock to save enough money for Sunday's offering.

Pope Francis has lived his life as an example of humility, from the day he entered into the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church, until this very day as the leader of the world's largest religion.  His compassion for the poor, and his ecumenical spirit have defined His papacy.  However, his statements that atheists, agnostics, homosexuals, and abortionists can go to heaven, have made many Roman Catholics nervous.  For hundreds of years, the Roman Catholic Church has been the standard bearer for Jesus being the only way to heaven, for the sanctity of human life, and that homosexuality is an abomination to God! 

Billy Graham proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that is, the love of God which moved Him to send His only begotten Son to die for the sins of mankind; and as a result, He was rejected and crucified, He was buried, and that He raised Jesus from the grave, according to the Scriptures (Jn. 3:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-4).  But Billy Graham erred by encouraging Pastors of ALL local churches to come be counselors at the Crusades (a name which is offensive to Muslims).  That means many of the converts to Christ were "gobbled-up" by Pastors who were wolves in sheep's clothing.  He obeyed half of the Great Commission by proclaiming the Gospel, but he basically ignored the second half which says:  "teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you."

The Dalai Lama, a Tibetan Buddhist, like his predecessors before him, has been a spokesman for peace in the world.  He has traveled extensively proclaiming a doctrine of peace through unity.  Of course, in order for there to be unity, all religions need to eliminate those doctrines and traditions which are not in harmony with all other faiths.  He, like the Pope, shares a common philosophy:
"For those who may not find happiness to exercise religious faith, it's okay to remain a radical atheist, it's absolutely an individual right, but the important thing is with a compassionate heart - then no problem."

The Scripture says that Jesus is the one and only way to heaven (Jn. 14:6).
The Scripture says that by faith in Him, one has eternal life (Jn. 3:15-17). 
It also says, "Let God be true, but every man a liar" (Rom. 3:4)!

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