We visited another Anglican church today, while out exploring the local area. As we were about to leave, a woman approached us to ask if we had any questions.
I said we’d have loved to have asked various questions of the “good reverend” if we had more time, but that, unfortunately, we had only a few minutes before the time allotted for our parking space was to expire.
But I thought I’d ask her just one succinct question — Why are you using Catholic “bibles” in a purportedly Protestant church?
Her first answer was, “Are we?”.
That, alone, should speak volumes, should it not, folks, to those of us who daily abide in our Bibles? That a congregant, let alone church representative, can have no idea what “bible” their church is using. And, yet, my own mother had no idea when I told her a year ago that her own purportedly Anglican church was teaching a Sunday school curriculum to their young church members that was designed, explicitly, to instill “Catholic identity” within the children.
But not in the slightest surprised by this woman’s admission today, I said, “Yes”, and that if she were to pick one up, and read the preface — or even the headline to the preface — she could verify this for herself. (Please refer to the image included with this post; I had taken this photo with my phone shortly after we’d arrived at the church, and noticing the same New Revised Standard Version “bible” we’d seen at the Anglican church we visited, and likewise wrote a post on, exactly a week ago today, on November 27th.)
Her follow-on answer, as I explained to her, would serve as a red-flag alert had she been abiding, daily, in God’s true Word in the English language, the King James Bible. That answer, in response to my asking, “Why are you using Catholic ‘bibles’ in a purportedly Protestant church?” follows:
“Well, we’re all merging anyway”!
I explained that that’s exactly right — just as the true Bible shows us, that the merged one world religious, political and financial system of the Antichrist is soon to come to fruition, as does each and every prophecy within God’s true Word.
I implored her to begin abiding in the King James Bible — not the New King James Bible — and to compare what she reads therein, say, about the gospel, with what her church teaches, or more accurately, doesn’t teach her, that the Church of England willfully keeps the true faith-based gospel from its members.
As I’ve tried, repeatedly, to warn my own 81-year-old mother, who is likewise ensconced within an Anglo-Catholic church, this is the very raison d’être of all of the established churches of our day and age, be they well and truly Catholic or purportedly Protestant (Reformed); that is, to prepare their respective dumbed-down and largely Bible-illiterate flocks to accept — and, indeed, to worship — the Antichrist when he rises to power during these end times within which we’re all living.
The woman we spoke with today was certain the Church had given her the true gospel, but had we just one more minute left before our parking spot was to expire (as it was, we literally had to sprint across the village to reach and to, then, drive our car out in just the nick of time), I could have proven to her that that was a false assumption.
While there are, of course, outlying aberrations within any collection of data, I can predict what her answer would have been to my question with virtually assured accuracy, because I’ve asked so many Anglicans this same exact question, only to ever get the exact same answer: “God forbid, were you to die today, do you know, for sure, you’d go to heaven?”.
The virtually universal Anglican answer to this question is, “No, I’m not sure I’ve been a good enough person”. And there, in one fell swoop, you can see that the Church of England, and its Anglican communion churches worldwide, has NOT taught their respective flocks the true faith-based gospel of Jesus Christ that is made ever so clear throughout Scripture.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10)
Instead, Anglicans have all perfectly imbibed the false gospel message that has been passed down from the antichrist Archbishop of Canterbury right down through to the local antichrist priest — that their salvation is dependent upon how good of persons they have been RATHER than simply putting all their faith, all their trust, on our one and only Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for their salvation. Scripture is clear that we’ll NEVER be good enough, but that we are saved only by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ:
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
In closing, the apostle Paul’s severe yet wholly apt warning to the Galatians follows:
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 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 1:6-9)