How do you spit on the face of the famous songwriter John Newton (who wrote ‘Amazing Grace’), and kiss the Whore of Babylon in one breath?
Allow Hillsong’s popular Darlene Zschech to sing ‘Amazing Grace’ to the Pope.
This is a blasphemous act when one considers that it was the Roman Catholic Church that eternally damned any Christian (and often to death) who preached that someone is saved by God’s grace alone. Darlene said at WYD08,
“We see WYD08 as a great opportunity to serve the Catholic Church in its vision to present the gospel and reach out to our city, our nation and our world in unity.” [Source]
To this very day, Roman Catholicism STILL preaches a gospel that says “no absolute assurance of salvation” is given to a person. Instead, a person may “have a moral assurance of salvation.” The above excerpt was from an evangelistic booklet handed out at the ecumenical** World Youth Day Sydney, an event where Darlene Zschech and Hillsong United led worship.
“Some people promote an especially attractive idea: All true Christians, regardless of how they live, have an absolute assurance of salvation, once they accept Jesus into their hearts as “their personal Lord and Savior.” The problem is that this belief is contrary to the Bible and constant Christian teaching. The Bible makes it clear that Christians have a moral assurance of salvation… but the Bible does not teach that Christians have a guarantee of heaven. There can be no absolute assurance of salvation.” – Pillar of FIRE, Pillar of TRUTH, WYDSYD08, Published by Catholic Answers, Inc. 2008. [Source]
Darlene’s participation is a sign to Protestants that they should “return to Rome” and reinforces people involved in the global Roman Catholic movement to not leave. In fact, the bible clearly demonstrates that Darlene Zschech is not a Christian but a false teacher, usurping biblical offices and as a false teacher – progressing from bad to worse.
This is because Darlene Zschech needs to get a clue to who her worship was directed to at this event. Consider who her audience was: The Pope (The Vicarius Christi). The Catholic Encyclopedia has this to say about the Pope:
“A title of the pope implying his supreme and universal primacy, both of honour and of jurisdiction, over the Church of Christ. It is founded on the words of the Divine Shepherd to St. Peter: “Feed my lambs. . . . Feed my sheep” (John 21:16-17), by which He constituted the Prince of the Apostles guardian of His entire flock in His own place, thus making him His Vicar and fulfilling the promise made in Matthew 16:18-19.
In the course of the ages other vicarial designations have been used for the pope, as Vicar of St. Peter and even Vicar of the Apostolic See (Pope Gelasius, I, Ep. vi), but the title Vicar of Christ is more expressive of his supreme headship of the Church on earth, which he bears in virtue of the commission of Christ and with vicarial power derived from Him. Thus, Innocent III appeals for his power to remove bishops to the fact that he is Vicar of Christ (cap. “Inter corporalia”, 2, “De trans. ep.”). He also declares that Christ has given such power only to His Vicar Peter and his successors (cap. “Quanto”, 3, ibid.), and states that it is the Roman Pontiff who is “thesuccessor of Peter and the Vicar of Jesus Christ” (cap. “Licet”, 4, ibid.). The title Vicar of God used for the pope by Nicholas III (c. “Fundamenta ejus”, 17, “De elect.”, in 6) is employed as an equivalent for Vicar of Christ.”
Source: Vicar of Christ, The NewAdvent, http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15403b.htm, Accessed 27/07/2015.
‘Vicarius Christi’ means ‘instead of Christ’ or ‘Representation of Christ’. Oddly enough, the term anti-Christ means ‘replacement of Christ’. The similarities are striking, not to mention the fact that it is the Holy Spirit that fully represents Jesus Christ here on earth while Christ is seated in heaven. It is no wonder that pagan Roman Catholicism treats the pope like the man-god Pharoah of pagan Egypt:
“The Pope and God are the same, so he has all power in Heaven and earth.”
Source: Pope Pius V, quoted in Barclay, Chapter XXVII, p. 218, “Cities Petrus Bertanous”.
Pope Nicholas I declared: ” the appellation of God had been confirmed by Constantine on the Pope, who ,being God, cannot be judged by man.”
Source: Labb IX Dist.: 96 Can 7 Satis Evidentur Decret Gratian Primer Para.
The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, He is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the veil of flesh.”
Source: Catholic National July 1895.
“All names which in the Scriptures are applied to Christ, by virtue of which is established that He is over the church, all the same names are applied to the Pope.”
Source: On the authority of the Councils, Book 2, Chapter 17.
“The Pope is of so great dignity, and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God.”
Source: Ferraris Ecclesiastical dictionary.
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The Evangelical Industrial Complex (Hope 103.2 radio) recently decided to flog Hillsong’s beloved Darlene Zschech to sing at a dangerous ecumenical event in Rome for the “Vicar of Christ.”
Darlene Zschech Leads Worship For Pope
Australia’s iconic Christian singer Darlene Zschech led worship for Pope Francis at an ecumenical prayer gathering of more than 30,000 people at the Vatican last week.
The event, on Friday July 3, was a prayer and worship gathering for the persecuted church called Voices In Prayer led by Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square.
It was part of the 38th Annual Convocation of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, a Holy-Spirit centred movement within the Catholic Church also known as Renewal In The Holy Spirit (Rinnovamento nello Spirito Santo).
Darlene sang alongside the world-renowned tenor and devout Catholic Andrea Bocelli, US worship leader Don Moen, and Israeli singer-songwriter Noa (Anchinoam Nini).
Together they led the gathering of believers in singing Amazing Grace.
Ecumenical Event Makes History
The event brought together Protestants, Catholics and Jews together to pray for believers around the world who are being martyred and persecuted.
According to The Examiner, it was historic occasion, being the first ever ecumenical event held in St Peter’s Square.
According to an article in Christian Today the Catholic Charismatic Renewal’s president, Salvatore Martinez wanted the event to represent the church’s love for their persecuted brothers and sisters.
“We want to give a voice to those who have lost the right to live, to have a home with their families and live with their loved ones,” he said.
“The right to confess a faith means the capacity to confess it freely.”
Calling All Believers To Pray For The Persecuted
World renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli sings alongside Darlene Zschech (R) and Israeli singer Noa.
US worship artist Don Moen, one of the singers at the event, called on believers to join in the prayer movement.
“Although there are many denominational differences throughout the church worldwide, I have seen first hand how coming together in worship and prayer promotes unity,” he said in a press release.
“Join me as we pray for those who are being jailed, beaten, and killed for professing their belief in Jesus Christ.”
Pope Francis Urges Believers To Look To The Holy Spirit
Pope Francis, who addressed 30,000 people at the Voices In Prayer event. Photo: Marco Campagna.
Pope Francis addressed the gathering, warning people not to rely upon charismatic leaders but instead on the Holy Spirit, according to a report in Christian Today.
He also said he believes the Catholic Church should not have leaders for life, and that pontiffs should be prepared to resign if they could no longer lead.
”Let’s be clear. The only one who cannot be substituted in the Church is the Holy Spirit,” he said.
Darlene Praising God For Unity In The Church
Darlene Zschech, who co-leads Hope Unlimited Church on the NSW Central Coast, said after the event on her Facebook page, “What a day. All honour and praise to our Father in Heaven. Thank You, Thank You, Jesus.”
The Catholic Charismatic Renewal is a movement recognised by church leaders including the Pope, that emphasises the importance of having a personal relationship with Jesus and expressing the gifts of the Holy Spirit – such as prophecy, healing and speaking in tongues.
According to the Catholic World Report, by 2013 the movement had members in more than 230 nations, with over 160 million members.
See a full video of the Voices In Prayer Event on the “vatican” Youtube channel.
Source: By Clare Chate, Darlene Zschech, Leads Worship For Pope, Hope 103.2, http://hope1032.com.au/stories/culture/music-news/2015/darlene-zschech-leads-worship-for-the-pope/, Published 07/07/2015. (Accessed 26/07/2015.)
** Ecumenism: A doctrine that attempts to find common ground with all faiths and beliefs systems, applying pressure on individuals or religious groups to unite together for the “greater good” at the expense of watering down the core foundations of the Christian faith.