CUMMING, Ga., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic theologian and author, Dr. Kelly Bowring, has issued an open letter to Pope Francis expressing his concerns about whether the Pope is intending to change or abandon Catholic doctrine through sanctioning new pastoral concessions, which would de facto invalidating his pontificate and cause the Catholic Church to divide into a schism.
Bowring asks why the Pope is vigorously supporting bishops who are proposing pastoral concessions that in effect will tamper with Catholic doctrine, while he is ruthlessly disempowering other bishops who are known to be faithful to doctrine? He asks why certain members of the Church's hierarchy say they do not intend to change a Church's doctrine, while they then set out to make seemingly merciful but in reality damning pastoral concessions with the secretly intended effect of making a Catholic doctrine obsolete. This is at its core the work of deception, according to Bowring. And in what may be a larger orchestrated scheme, Bowring asks: "Why does it seem the changing laws in our countries are being instigated in unison with the changes being proposed in our [Catholic] church, with both sets of new laws blending together, to redefine and welcome every kind of sin?"
According to Bowring, the pope cannot change the Church's doctrine, not even one iota, not even regarding the least significant doctrine (e.g., communion for the remarried, a Church blessing for same-sex couples, changing the meaning of the Sacraments), without de facto invalidating his pontificate. Bowring states that James 2:10,"For whoever keeps the whole law, but fails in one particular point, has become guilty in respect to all of it," applies to the pope as well.
In his letter, Bowring points out that there are many biblical prophecies about the false prophet, some of which Pope Francis seems to be fulfilling. He discusses two sources of approved Catholic private revelation that warn that Rome would lose the faith and become the seat of the antichrist, the Church will be eclipsed and we won't know who the true pope is, and that the deceit of Satan will infiltrate into the Church such that we will see good Cardinals divided against bad Cardinals in a revolution. Solid modern prophecy, according to Bowring, indicates the time of the great battle foretold in Scripture to take place in the latter times is in fact upon us today, but that all will end well with victory and peace.
Bowring asks Catholics to become vigilant and not to allow a false doctrine to be imposed on them, even if they are "wrongly accused of lack of tolerance, lack of respect for human rights, and for being unjustifiably judgmental." For false mercy cannot be justly used to usurp the truth of revealed doctrine, according to Bowring, and Jesus would never approve of sin.
SOURCE Two Hearts Press, LLC