April 15, 2008
Benedict, Go Home!
A statement by Pastor Ralph
Ovadal, Pilgrims Covenant Church, Monroe, Wisconsin
Church does not join politicians, apostate religious figures, and members
of the media in welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to our beloved country. We
hold the pope to be no friend of the true gospel or true church of Jesus
Christ. For that matter, he is no friend to the millions of Roman
Catholics deceived and held in bondage by the papacy's blasphemous and
idolatrous dogmas and rituals (http://www.pccmonroe.org/Ecumenism/urgent.htm).
We hold to the historic Protestant position (http://www.pccmonroe.org/Ecumenism/nothate.htm)
and, we firmly believe, Scriptural position that this pope and every pope
is that man of sin, the son of perdition warned of in the Word of God (II
Thessalonians chapter two). In short, we hold the popes to be antichrist
(I John 2:18) and their church to be the Mother of Harlots
spoken of in Revelation chapter 17 (http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/antichrist).
Furthermore, we maintain that the papacy,
including this pope, has been no friend to America. Rather, from the
beginning of our history, the popes have stood opposed to our republican
form of government as well as our political institutions, economic
policies, and system of jurisprudence which were all firmly founded upon
principles set forth in the Scriptures and faithfully carried into law by
our Protestant forefathers.
Since the settling of our country until
this day, the popes have continually sided with America's enemies (http://www.sermonaudio.com/go/401).
Also, several popes, including this one, and their bishops in America and
Mexico have labored mightily against a secure border policy for America
and have actively assisted the illegal alien invasion of our country from
We could go on to list example after example in order to document the
pope's contempt for the sovereignty, security, and identity of our nation.
As the President of our nation bows and scrapes before that tiara-wearing
religious dictator who literally sits on a throne and claims to be
infallible, we cannot help but remember that the rallying cry of our War
for Independence was "No King but King Jesus."
Our hope and prayer is that the Lord
will yet save many Roman Catholic people by grace alone, through faith
alone in Christ Jesus alone, bringing them out of the Roman Catholic
Church and into the Kingdom of God (http://www.pccmonroe.org/Evangelism/gospel.htm).
And may the Lord save the United States of America from the corrupting,
enslaving darkness of popery.