In an interview with a longtime friend and atheist, Pope Francis said that hell does not exist, explaining that condemned souls just disappear.
The great harlot of Revelation 17 has great wealth and bloodthirsty persecution of God's people. We must watch world events and come out of her ways.
We need free moral agency to be transformed into God's image. Unless one has God's Spirit, he cannot exercise the internal control to be subject to the way of God.
Christ cautions the Pergamos congregation to shun the doctrine of the Nicolaitans. The Church suffers when it harbors those who compromise and offend.
John Ritenbaugh reiterates that the standards one lives by are not installed at birth, but absorbed through culture and education. Conscience, defined as "man's moral intuition which passes judgment on his own moral state," when applied to the Bible becomes "the response of man's moral awareness to divine …