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More Unbiblical Quotes from A. W. Tozer

God’s WORD

    “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits
    whether they are of God: because many false prophets
    are gone out into the world.”—1 John 4:1

    “Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord
    may have free course…And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.”
    —2 Thessalonians 3:1, 2

    “For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.”—2 Corinthians 4:5

    “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but
    as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.”—2 Corinthians 2:17

Following are a few quotes of A. W. Tozer from several of his books, with some Bible verses which address some of the error of A. W. Tozer’s writings.

Knowledge of the Holy, by Tozer, excerpt from Chapter 5 
“That God is everything and man nothing is a basic tenet of Christian faith and devotion; and here the teachings of Christianity coincide with those
of the more advanced and philosophical religions of the East.”

    God’s WORD
    “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of
    these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children
    of disobedience.”—Ephesians 5:6

    “And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.”—Colossians 2:4

    “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:—1 Corinthians 2:4

Echoes from Eden by Tozer, excerpt from chapter 4
“So Christ’s blood was our blood, and this is the theology of New Testament victory for the believer. This is the theology that I experienced as a young man
in the Alliance.”

    God’s WORD
    “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.”—Hebrews 9:12

    “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.”—Hebrews 13:12

    “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock,
    over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers,
    to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with
    his own blood.”—Acts 20:28

“This is the theology that tells me that Christ and I are united, so that when He died, I died, and when He arose, I arose.”

    God’s WORD
    “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.”—Hebrews 2:9

    “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins
    in his own blood,”—Revelation 1:5

“This is the doctrine of spiritual victory, and there is no other way that consistent victory can be found.”

    God’s WORD
    “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through
    our Lord Jesus Christ.”—1 Corinthians 15:57

Man the Dwelling Place of God by A. W. Tozer
Chapter 12. Three Degrees of Religious Knowledge
“In our knowledge of divine things three degrees may be distinguished:
the knowledge furnished by reason, by faith and by spiritual experience respectively…”

    God’s WORD
    “… be thou an example of the believers, in word, in
    conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
    Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation,
    to doctrine.”—1 Timothy 4:12, 13

    “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”—1 Thessalonians 2:13

Chapter 19 The Communion of Saints
“Then, true Christian communion consists in the sharing of a Presence…

“…The immanence of God in His universe makes possible
the enjoyment of the “real Presence” by the saints of God
in heaven and on earth simultaneously

“I suggest also that we try to acquaint ourselves as far as possible with the good and saintly souls who lived before our times…Augustine, for instance, would bring to us a sense of the overwhelming majesty of God…Bernard of Cluny would sing to us of ‘Jerusalem the Golden’ and the peace of an eternal sabbath day until the miserable pleasures of this world become intolerable;

“Richard Rolle would show us how to escape from “the abundance of riches, the flattering of women and the fairness of youth,” that we may go on to know God with an intimacy that will become in our hearts ‘heat, fragrance and song’;

“Tersteegen would whisper to us of the ‘hidden love of God’ and the awful Presence until our hearts would become ‘still before Him’ and ‘prostrate inwardly adore Him’; before our eyes the sweet St. Francis would throw his arms of love around sun and moon, trees and rain, bird and beast, and thank God for them all in a pure rapture of spiritual devotion…”

    God’s WORD
    “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”—Colossians 2:8

    “Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.”—1 Corinthians 2:13

    “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like
    things do ye.”—Mark 7:13

Pursuit of God
Chapter 1 Following Hard after God

“…we Christians are in real danger of losing God amid the wonders of His Word. We have almost forgotten that God is a Person and, as such, can be cultivated as any person can…

    God’s WORD
    “God is not a man…”—Numbers 23:19

    “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”—John 4:24

Chapter 6 The Speaking Voice
“The Bible is the written word of God, and because it is written it is confined and limited by the necessities of ink and paper and leather. The Voice of God, however, is alive and free as the sovereign God is free.”

    “Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds;
    but the word of God is not bound.”—2 Timothy 2:9

“The life is in the speaking words. God’s word in the Bible can have power only because it corresponds to God’s word in the universe. It is the present Voice which makes the written Word all-powerful. Otherwise it would lie locked in slumber within the covers of a book.”

    God’s WORD
    “And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.”—1 John 5:11

    “And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.”—1 John 5:20

“Again we must remember that God is referring ere not to His written Word,
but to His speaking Voice. His world-filling Voice is meant, that Voice which antedates the Bible by uncounted centuries, that Voice which has not been silent since the dawn of creation, but is sounding still throughout the full far reaches of the universe…”

God’s WORD

    “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”—John 5:39

    “…for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
    —Revelation 19:10

    “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.”—2 John 9

    “If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

    “He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

    “Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.”—1 Timothy 6:3, 4, 5

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The Real Presence in the Eucharist: Conclusion; List of All Posts in the Series

God’s WORD

    “…He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that
    sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
    —John 5:24

    “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the
    only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
    —John 17:3

    “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but
    now commandeth all men every where to repent:

    “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will
    judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he
    hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto
    all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”
    —Acts 17:30, 31

    “…ye were not redeemed with corruptible things…But
    with the precious blood of Christ…”—1 Peter 1:18, 19

    “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…”
    —Hebrews 2:3

I hope that the Real Presence in the Eucharist Series started in mid-July, has shown that the Eucharist is not “the source and summit of the Christian life”
nor “the sum and summary of our faith” nor does the Eucharist contain “the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself.”
[Vatican II, CC #1327, CC 1324]

The Eucharist is NOT the way “we unite ourselves to Christ”, and the Eucharist is NOT “the whole Christ—body and blood, soul and divinity.”
[CC 1331, 1376, 1413].

Thomas Aquinas is wrong. The Eucharist is NOT “the risen and glorified Christ who objectifies himself as bread and cup.” [Summa Theologiae: 3a. 73-78]

Remember, the Roman Catholic Church claims infallibility for their Pope and Church doctrines, which they say can’t be changed.

The Bible tells us the truth. We are in bondage to sin because of our
sinful, rebellious, deceitful, wicked hearts that have rejected the God
Who created us. Eternal death is the consequence (wages) for our sin.

But there is a way out.

    “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

The Lord Jesus Christ rescues those who believe on Him, from the bondage of sin, the world of darkness, and eternal death. He gives us His righteousness.

Jesus calls believers friend, beloved, His children. Because of Jesus’ death on
the cross and resurrection, we can not only call God, Father, but Daddy.

We can come boldly unto the throne of grace and cast our cares on our loving God Who will never leave us nor forsake us and will provide our needs.

The Bible promises us we will live forever with the Lord, reigning as kings and priests. But this is not enough apparently—people want to be God.

There is still time to repent and ask forgiveness from the TRUE JESUS, who
is the only WAY to the TRUE GOD.

God’s WORD

    “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
    —John 3:17

    “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise…but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should
    perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
    —2 Peter 3:9

    “…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;
    of whom I am chief.”—1 Timothy 1:15

    “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If
    ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

    “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make
    you free.”—John 8:31, 32

Links to all the Real Presence in the Eucharist Posts

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: Introduction

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 1: Eating Jesus—his real body and real blood

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 2: Worshipping the Sun Go (the host in the monstrance)

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 3: Eucharist as Union or On becoming Deity

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 4: Thomas a Kempis; “the Imitation of Christ”

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 5 A: The Council of Trent Anathemas—Then

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 5 A cont’d: The Council of Trent Anathemas—Then

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 5 B: The Council of Trent Anathemas—Now

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 5 B cont’d: The Council of Trent Anathemas—Now

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: The Eucharist as Evangelism and the resulting Ecumenism

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: The Evangelization of the Americas

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: American Evangelism through Media

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: American Evangelism through Education, Part I—Catholic

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: American Evangelism through Education, Part II—Jesuit

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America through Culture

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America through Politics

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America by ending proselytizing of the sects

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist versus the REAL JESUS

The Real Presence in the Eucharist versus the REAL JESUS

    “…for ye have perverted the words of the living God…”
    —Jeremiah 23:36

“God…Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”—Hebrews 1:1–3

“But this man…is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”—Hebrews 7:24, 25

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth,
visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities,
or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn
from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him
to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they
be things in earth, or things in heaven.

“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

“In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable
and unreproveable in his sight:”—Colossians 1:13–22

“…Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example…

“Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

“Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered,
he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree…”
—1 Peter 2:21–24

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:”
—1 Peter 3:18

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
—Hebrews 12:2

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”—Titus 2:13, 14

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

“To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”—Jude 24, 25

    “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”—Revelation 22:13

    “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
    —Hebrews 13:8

    “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
    no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”—John 14:6

The Real Presence in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America by ending proselytizing of the sects

God’s WORD

    Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep
    of my pasture! saith the LORD.”—Jeremiah 23:1, 2

    “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies
    in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded
    them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you
    a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and
    the deceit of their heart.”—Jeremiah 14:14

    “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; re-
    prove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

    “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

    “And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and
    shall be turned unto fables.”—2 Timoth 4:2–4

The end of Pope Paul II’s Ecclesia in America exhortation contains some real mind torquers. My interpretation of what Pope Paul II said in the excerpt below.

• Preaching the true gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is hindering our (Roman Catholic Church’s) evangelization, so STOP it.

• We (RC Church) don’t like proselytizing/religious propaganda because unlike us
(RC Church), these malicious proselytizers do not respect the freedom of others.

• Quit proselytizing—it is wrong, even if you are separated brethren. We (RC Church) choose not to proselytize, [oh but you do], though we could because
only in us (Roman Catholic Church) is the means of salvation.

• Catholic families/homes will be true centers of evangelization.

• Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Mother of America, prays for us.

from Ecclesia in America: The Way to Conversion, Communion and Solidarity in America, Pope John Paul II, Mexico, 1999

    73. The proselytizing activity of the sects and new religious groups in many parts of America is a grave hindrance to the work of evangelization. The word “proselytism” has a negative meaning when it indicates a way of winning followers which does not respect the freedom of those to whom a specific kind of religious propaganda is directed. 280

    The Catholic Church in America is critical of proselytism by
    the sects and, for this reason, rejects methods of this kind
    in her own evangelizing work…

    This must be borne in mind especially with regard to the sisters and
    brothers of the Churches and Ecclesial Communities separated from
    the Catholic Church, long-established in some regions. The bonds of
    true though imperfect communion which, according to the teaching
    of the Second Vatican Council, 281 these communities already have
    with the Catholic Church must enlighten the attitudes of the Church
    and her members towards them. 282

    These attitudes, however, must not be such that they weaken the firm conviction that only in the Catholic Church is found the fullness of the means of salvation established by Jesus Christ. 283

    76. I therefore invite all the Catholics of America to take an active part in the evangelizing initiatives which the Holy Spirit is stirring in every part of this immense continent…I invite Catholic families to be “domestic Churches”, …If they live up to the ideal which God places before them, Catholic homes will be true centers of evangelization…

    Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of America, pray for us!
    Given at Mexico City, January 22, in the year 1999, the twenty-first of my Pontificate.

God’s WORD

    “And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity…through deceit
    they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.”—Jeremiah 9:5, 6

    “For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.”—Jeremiah 6:13

The Roman Catholic Church enlists the help of others (ecumenism), but they believe that they alone have the means of salvation and the source to evangelize the Americas, of whom Our Lady of Guadalupe is apparently the Mother.

There seems to be no end to the folk who are or have been willing to go along with the pope’s message. This includes many people that are called evangelicals. The last several posts have focused on the ecumenicalness of a number of people and organizations, so this post will only mention an article Bill Bright wrote.

    Evangelicals And Catholics Together:
    The Christian Mission In The Third Millennium,

    by Dr. Bill Bright, December 1994
    “…Some are concerned about the agreement not to proselytize one another. In this sense, proselytize does not mean evangelize.

    “In fact, I believe the agreement will enhance our evangelistic efforts among Catholics. Campus Crusade for Christ has always been and will continue to be dedicated to sharing the gospel with everyone, including those who claim to be Protestants, Catholics, Jews, nonbelievers or anyone else. We have never recruited for any church or denomination…

    “For almost 25 years, we have helped to take the gospel to tens of millions of Catholics in cooperation with Catholics who know our Lord all over the world. There are probably a billion people who profess Catholic affiliation, but many have never received Christ. I believe this agreement will help open doors to them for the gospel…”

God’s WORD

    “For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

    “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

    “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

    “Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ
    our Saviour;

    “That being justified by his grace, we should be made
    heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”—Titus 3:3–7

    “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day;
    lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness
    of sin.”—Hebrews 3:13

The Real Presence in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America through Politics

God’s WORD

    “But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and
    the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.”
    —Jeremiah 10:10

    “For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes.”
    —Jeremiah 16:17

    “Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men…For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.”—Proverbs 4:14, 17

    “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in
    whom there is no help.”—Psalm 146:3

    “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while
    some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and
    pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
    —1 Timothy 6:10

    “For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.”—Hebrews 13:14

from Ecclesia in America: The Way to Conversion, Communion and Solidarity in America, Pope John Paul II, Mexico, 1999

    The content of the education they impart should make constant reference to Jesus Christ and his message as the Church presents it in her dogmatic and moral teaching.

    Only in this way will they train truly Christian leaders in the different spheres of human activity, and in society, especially in politics, economics, science, art and philosophical reflection. 267

The goal of this next-to-last post regarding the Ecclesia in America of Pope John Paul II, is to show that the Roman Catholic Church and its related groups, both obvious and secretive ones, are very much intertwined with US politics and our government leaders.

While there may be some people that are true believers, the so called fundamentalist right wing of our government has many Roman Catholic influences from the RC Church itself, Knights of Columbus, Opus Dei,
Knights of Malta, and the many ecumenical groups, to mention a few.

The Fellowship Foundation which puts on the National Prayer Breakfast
wears a cloak of Evangelicalism, but on closer look, it is very ecumenical
and it too has a number of Roman Catholic influences, and political goals.

I have found much research regarding the influence of the Roman
Catholic Church on politics (like the pope advised) and have posted
the following links on my areyouaware site.

The Mass/Eucharist/Real Presence and US government/politics
Nothing has changed:
13th Century: The English King and the Pope

Red Mass, Blue Mass

    Since 1952, many of our own United States government leaders have annually celebrated the Roman Catholic Red Mass for judges, prosecutors, attorneys, law school professors, students, and government officials on the Sunday before the opening session of the Supreme Court.

    The Red Mass includes a “lecture” (homily) on how to vote the “Roman Catholic” way, and the Eucharist [eating the real body of Jesus and drinking his real blood], which is presumably just for the Roman Catholics in attendance. The Red Mass is now celebrated annually in more than half the states of the United States.

Recent Presidents and two Popes

Roman Catholics and the Religious Right

Knights of Columbus

Knights of Malta (Sovereign Military Order of Malta)

Opus Dei (God’s Work) Posts
Joseamaria Escriva felt his Opus Dei (a rather secretive group) group was to help “ordinary” people attain holiness by their good works.

    “For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”
    —Ecclesiastes 12:14

    “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe…”—Romans 3:22

Josemaría Escrivá, founder of the Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei

Excerpts from Escriva’s The Way

The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei

Opus Dei, Monsignor Vladimir Felzmann, Father John McCloskey, Scott Hahn

Some American Opus Dei “Works” and a few Prominent American Members

Excerpts from “2030 Looking Back” by Opus Dei’s Father John McCloskey
This is a very unnerving post. Opus Dei folk think pain and suffering make you holy.

The Family (Fellowship Foundation) Posts
The National Prayer Breakfast and the Fellowship Foundation (The Family)

History of the Fellowship Foundation

Some National Prayer Breakfasts 2007–2009

Presidential Candidates and the Family Foundation

Colson, The Family, Born Again

God’s WORD

    “Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’S hand…the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.”—Jeremiah 51:7

    “…Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”
    —Revelation 14:8

    “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”—Revelation 17:18

    “…and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.”—Revelation 18:3

    “…for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”—Revelation 18:23

    “…Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities”—Revelation 18:4-5

    “Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.”
    —Jeremiah 23:5

    “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”—2 Corinthians 5:20

The Real Presence in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America through Culture

God’s WORD

    “…The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

    “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

    “But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

    “…The servants said unto him [the householder], Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

    “But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest…”—Matthew 13:24–30

    “But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-
    block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;”—1 Corinthians 1:23

This post compares the quotes of the Pope and others regarding the Roman Catholic Church’s evangelization through culture goal (which they have
had for at least 1500 years) with quotes of Christian/Biblical Worldview folk/organizations and family/morals/values folk/organizations, which
seem to have a political agenda.

from Ecclesia in America: The Way to Conversion, Communion and Solidarity in America, Pope John Paul II, Mexico, 1999

    The evangelization of culture
    70. …the Synod Fathers rightly felt that the new evangelization calls for a clearly conceived, serious and well organized effort to evangelize culture”. 264

    In America, the mestiza face of the Virgin of Guadalupe was from the start a symbol of the inculturation of the Gospel, of which she has been the lodestar and the guide.

    Through her powerful intercession, the Gospel will penetrate the hearts of the men and women of America and permeate their cultures, transforming them from within. 266

from the Discourse to the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture, John Paul II, January 1987

    5. This leads me…to insist upon…a central objective in our work…inculturation (newly-coined word)…

    When the Church enters into contact with cultures, she must welcome all that is compatible with the Gospel…to be enriched herself by the manifold wisdom of the nations of the earth…inculturation commits the Church to a path that is difficult, but necessary…

Redemptoris missio, On the permanent validity of the Church’s missionary mandate Ioannes Paulus PP. II December 1990

    Incarnating the Gospel in Peoples’ Culture
    52. inculturation “means the intimate transformation of authentic cultural values through their integration in Christianity and the insertion of Christianity in the various human cultures.”85 …

    Through inculturation the Church makes the Gospel incarnate in different cultures…She transmits to them her own values…Inculturation is a slow journey…

    53. Missionaries…must immerse themselves in the cultur[e]..evangelizing the culture of the environment in which they are working…

    54. …inculturation must be guided by two principles: “compatibility with the gospel and communion with the universal Church.“94

    …In effect, inculturation must involve the whole people of God…The safeguarding of traditional values is the work of a mature faith.

Religious Cleansing, Keith Fournier (Roman Catholic Deacon), 1993

    It is essential for Christians of the twentieth century and the beginning of a new millennium…to contend once again for the culture…to rescue a civilization which is heading toward barbarism. p. 6

Defending the First Right and First Freedom: A Call for Collaboration, Deacon Keith Fournier, 2004

    For decades I have tried in my own little way to take the social teaching of the Catholic Church and offer it as a resource for building a culture of life, family, freedom and solidarity. This beautiful teaching is not just for Catholics, other Christians or even other people of faith but intended for all men and women.

Good News, Bad News: Evangelization, Conversion and the Crisis
of Faith
by C. John, III McCloskey, Russell Shaw, 2007

    “So now we face the need to do again what our forebears in the faith did all those centuries ago—I mean evangelize a largely pagan society and convert the pagans

    “And as that kind of growth takes place, it will lead inevitably to the transformation of the contemporary culture into one that faithfully reflects Christ’s teaching as mediated by the Church.

    “Primarily through her laity,” Pope John Paul II told the American bishops in 1987, “the church is in a position to exercise great influence upon American culture.”

    “Then he asked, “But how is American culture evolving today? Is the evolution being influenced by the Gospel? Does it clearly reflect Christian inspiration?

    “Your music, your poetry and art, your drama, your painting and sculpture, the literature that you are producing—are all those things which reflect the soul of a nation being influenced by the sprit of Christ for the perfection of humanity?” p. 25, 26

“Preaching” a Christian/Biblical Worldview to redeem culture; supporting and voting for conservative morality in the form of family/traditional/pro-life values; or spending massive amounts of money for such—NONE of this saves you from your own wicked deceitful heart; Nor does it nor can it make culture or society better.

The Lord Jesus Christ shed His blood on the cross to rescue and redeem culture? NO! Jesus died on the cross (taking the punishment for all sin), so that people (individuals, YOU specifically) could be rescued, redeemed and freed from sin, darkness, and from this wicked world. Jesus Christ and repentance are to be preached, not culture or values.

God’s WORD

    “Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world…”
    —John 18:36

    “…our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave himself for our sins,
    that he might deliver us from this present evil world…”
    —Galatians 1:3, 4

    “And that repentance and remission of sins should be
    preached in his name among all nations…”—Luke 24:47

    “For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord…”
    —2 Corinthians 4:5

    “And from Jesus Christ…the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,”—Revelation 1:5

Rather than proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who live in darkness, the ecumenical “religious” and “spiritual” leaders of our world are promoting transformation through culture. Many of these groups have political agendas, and have a major influence on our current government.

The Ecumenical/Common Good/Dialogue Way or Evangelization of culture with the help of Christian Worldview, Values, the Family
Through ecumenism/common good and focus on culture/values, Evangelicals, Methodists, Baptists, Orthodox, Reformed, Roman Catholics, Calvinists, Presbyterians, Lutherans, Mormons, Moonies, and Muslims, the poor and the very wealthy (to mention some groups)—all can agree that society (culture) needs to have morals and values such as family, marriage, sanctity of life.

The Roman Catholic Church believes that the Eucharist is Jesus’ real body and real blood. As I have discussed in this Real Presence series, the RC Church believes the Eucharist is the center of worship, they are NOT going to change, and they are out to get YOU to agree with them so they can once again rule the world.

Any group that is ecumenical—including worldview and transforming culture, or focusing on pro-life, family values and/or the social gospel—is, whether they know it or not, participating in the Roman Church agenda.

    “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”—Ephesians 5:11

The following are posts on my AreYouAware site and give more information on some of the Christian Worldview and Family/Values groups.

1. Christian/Biblical World View
Background information on the Christian/Biblical Worldview.
Some Christian/Biblical Worldview groups
Starting with Awana and ending with YWAM.
Christian Worldview Weekends
Timeline of Norman Geisler’s education, books, etc.

2. Cultural/Political Groups
Some Culture/Family/Values Groups
Alliance Defense Fund
Arlington Group Links
Howard Center Links
Values Voters Summits
World Congress of Families, funding, sponsors, supporters

God’s WORD

    “In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.”—Psalm 143:2

    Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.”—Isaiah 29:13

    “Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”—Acts 20:21

    “Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.

    “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:

    “For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”—2 John 9–11

The Real Presence in the Eucharist: American Evangelism through Education; Jesuit— Part II

God’s WORD

    “Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key
    of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that
    were entering in ye hindered.”—Luke 11:52

    “Ye have wearied the LORD with your words…When ye say,
    Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD…
    —Malachi 2:17

    “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put
    darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter
    for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”—Isaiah 5:20

    “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments…”
    —Psalm 11:10

    “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the
    knowledge of the truth.”—1 Timothy 2:4

Ignatius Loyola and the Society of the Jesuits
from “Sweet Land of Liberty,” by Charles C. Coffin, originally published 1879

“…Ignatius Loyola, who founded the society of the Jesuits…inspired others with his own lofty zeal. The members of the society went forth to convert the world…To bring about that end by any means were justifiable…

If they have been charitable and kind, they have also blackened history by the darkest of crimes.

If they have lifted men to higher and nobler lives, they have also sent myriads to prison, and burnt hundreds
of thousands at the stake.

Time has not quenched their zeal; and though three hundred and fifty years have passed since their organization, they are still making their power felt in every country, controlling the consciences and actions
of men.

Ignatius Loyola, the Roman Catholic Church, Jesuit Education

“Jesuit schools are a part of the apostolic mission of the church in building the Kingdom of God…The aim of Jesuit education is the
formation of principled, value-oriented persons for others…”
—#93, “Go Forth and Teach”

“Jesuit education…is faithful to the teachings of the church, especially in moral and religious formation…”
—#95, “Go Forth and Teach”

Jesuit Education then and now
The first Jesuits schools were started around 1545. 463 years later, Jesuit thought and goals have infiltrated and permeated all levels of society and culture around the world through the fields of education, intellectual research, cultural pursuits and centers for the training of lawyers and public officials, just as Pope Paul II encouraged in his Ecclesia America.

Jesuit high schools and colleges tout their teaching of academic excellence and their emphasis on the formation of the whole person: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, morally and spiritually. Theology is taught for the religious education of their Catholic students as well as to strengthen the faith of non-Catholics.

As of January 2008, there were over 160 Jesuit educational institutions—elementary, middle, and high schools; colleges, universities, seminaries, technical institutes, and centers for adult learning—located in over one hundred nations around the world. Jesuits also serve on the faculties of both Catholic and secular schools, just as Pope Paul II requested in his Ecclesia America.

There are 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and 46 Jesuit high schools in the
United States, and one in Puerto Rico.

These 28 US Jesuit Colleges/Universities enroll more than 183,000 students
and offer more than 260 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs
of study. There are well over one million living alumni who have shared in the
Jesuit tradition of educating men and women for others. jesuit.org/JesuitSchools/JesuitCollegeUniversity/default.aspx

The first Catholic and Jesuit higher education institution in the United States, Georgetown University, in Washington, DC, was founded by the Society of
Jesus in 1789. 

The Curriculum of Jesuit Schools
The official set of goals and objectives Jesuit educators were to follow in teaching the early grades through college, called in its shortened form, Ratio Studiorum, or Plan of Studies, was begun in 1586, and finalized in 1599.

Besides teaching the Roman Catholic faith, the Ratio Studiorum emphasized the study of Latin, Greek, classical literature, poetry, and philosophy as well as non-European languages, sciences and the arts. The study of literature written in the native tongue (not Latin) and rhetoric were also encouraged.

Go Forth and Teach: the Characteristics of Jesuit Education
Today’s vision for Jesuit schools is found in the 1986 document, Go Forth and Teach: the Characteristics of Jesuit Education, an updated version of the Ratio Studiorum.

Excerpts from Go Forth and Teach are posted on Are You Aware.

The influence of Jesuit education in today’s world
The terms and phrases in Go Forth and Teach: the Characteristics of Jesuit Education, reminded me of educational input I have received in my almost 40 years of involvement in education, either as a student, including a Master’s degree in elementary education; or as an elementary teacher for ten years in a public school system in the 1970s, and as a homeschool teacher for 22 years.

In the 1970s, the college classes I took and the elementary education workshops
I attended emphasized developmental stages of growth, independent learners,
values clarification, children working at their own pace, and the need
for continuing education for adults (since education is a life-long process)—
each of these phrases, as well as others, are discussed in Go Forth and Teach.

Some of the predominant themes and emphases in Homeschooling—worldview, critical thinking, classical education, training leaders, and character training
(to mention a few)—are also characteristics of a Jesuit education.

Warning from Charles Chiniquy 1886
In four chapters of his book, Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, written 120 years ago, (and reviewed on Just the Book), Charles Chiniquy (1809–1899), who had grown up in the Roman Catholic education system and become a priest, well aware of the influence of the Jesuits, warned against getting entangled with a Catholic or Jesuit education.

More research to read
The following links go to my AYA site. I suggest reading them to get a glimpse of the massive Jesuit influence on our American society.

The Training to Become a Jesuit

Jesuit High Schools and a Few Alumni

Ignatian Worldview and Jesuit Education
Go Forth and Teach: The Characteristics of Jesuit Education, excerpts

Georgetown University, Georgetown Law, Mission and Ministry

A Few Georgetown University Alumni

28 Jesuit colleges and Universities in the US and some of their Alumni

God’s WORD

    “Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:”—Psalm 144:11

    “The light of the body is the eye…but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.”—Luke 11:34

    “For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”—Proverbs 2:6

    “And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

    “In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

    “And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”
    —2 Timothy 2:24–26