Some of you will remember the blog that I wrote of an open letter rebuke to Kenneth Copeland, regarding Kenneth Copeland and the Catholic pope uniting under the false guise of Christian unity.
It’s more than doctrinal issues.
It’s heresy vs the truth.
Deception comes in all forms and Catholicism is another gospel that Paul declared to be cursed along with the messenger.
Since that meeting, James Robison, Kenneth Copeland and other evangelicals met with the pope, along with Tony Palmer.
This is stunning news about the motorcycle death of Tony Palmer.
Some will declare that God derailed this ecumenical move of joining the catholics together with the charismatics.
I will say that it doesn’t derail it. I will say that this death is very significant. To read into something without full knowledge of the intent is dangerous. Joining with catholicism is dangerous. Joining with almost any group that has questionable material is dangerous. Walking in deliberate error is dangerous. Walking in the truth and speaking the truth in love is safe.
It is important to remain focused on one thing and one thing only.
“…be even more diligent to make your call and election sure.” 2 Peter 1:10
Tony Palmer was not a catholic but an anglican bishop but something pulled on him to establish christian unity. Unfortunately, he turned towards the pope and the rest is history. For centuries, the system of catholicism has robbed many good people from walking in the true grace of God. As Paul said, “For by grace you are saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.”
Catholicism demands works for salvation, preaches purgatory, baptizes infants into the Christian faith by sprinkling, prays to statues, honors Mary the mother of Jesus as the Queen of heaven and mediator to God the Father, and a host of many other questionable, and blatant errors of Scripture.
Catholicism has yet to address and denounce these doctrines in order to be considered as followers of Christ.
Until then, it’s important that we vehemently protest.
The works of Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and John Wycliffe, and others sounded the alarm to stand against the error embedded in Catholicism to deceive the people into believing that they must worship the church.
While the catholics will deny some or all of this, all you need to do is look closely over the centuries to see the differences between catholicism and protestantism. Ask yourselves about what these differences are and conclude that the differences are unmistakable and undeniable.
Nonetheless, Tony Palmer’s death is a blow to Kenneth Copeland and other ecumenical evangelicals.
The question should definitely be asked “Will this hinder the intent of “unity?”
In my view, there is no question that his death will spurn them on to complete the work.
Given the information about the history of catholicism and protestantism, I wouldn’t dare to continue to move away from the hope of the gospel just because we want a little unity with allegiance to questionable and blatant error. The conflict of truth and error is a real game because it has eternal implications. If man chooses the wrong over the right, it will cost him. To choose error over truth demands a complete suppression of the truth.
Tony Palmer’s death is significant. We pray for his family.
We must not enter into hyper emotionalism. Meaning that we dare not declare that a person is in heaven just because people die a tragic death.
Repentance and faith in Christ alone is the only way to get into the heavenly kingdom of the Son of His love.
Faith in any other institution is a sure ticket to eternal condemnation.
Let’s pay attention to walking in the truth of God’s Word and seek to be on the same page with God and the rightly divided Word of truth. The Holy Spirit knows how to unify the Body of Christ with people of “Like precious faith.”
But the Holy Spirit of truth will not unify the Body apart from the truth in the Word of God.
Below is the link to the Charisma article concerning Tony Palmer’s untimely death.