forwarding to you a page from the web site of a popular, well-known
"conservative" talk show host. Without going into detail, Mr.
Sykes spent a considerable amount of time on his program today juxtaposing
me alongside everyone from the Man Boy Love Association to Rev. Fred
Phelps. Speaking of me, Sykes was generous in his use of labels such as fringe
and bigot. In the very short segment of the program to which I
listened, a number of persons claiming to be Christians called in to agree
with him. Why all the vitriol? Mr. Sykes is upset by my position on the
Roman Catholic Church and the papacy. As he labored to reduce my teaching
on the Catholic church down to raw hatred and ignorance, Sykes went out of
his way to extol the late John Paul II.
I rejoice in all of this because
Christians—including pastors, ecumenical ministry leaders, and Christian
radio talk show hosts—have once more been challenged to take a stand
against the demonic, damning doctrines of Rome. Those who love the Lord,
His Word, His Church, and the lost Catholic people (and have some courage)
will do just that. The position which I take on the Roman Catholic Church
is the historic Protestant position and the doctrine preached by all the
solid, Bible-believing ministers from the past which so many
Christians today profess to appreciate but which so few emulate. Woe to me
and any pastor who will not take that position. It is the doctrine for
which our forefathers burned. I am grateful that the Lord has seen fit to
use Charlie Sykes, a true hate-monger, and an arrogant one at that, to
challenge the Church of Jesus Christ and in the process stir up a debate
How we rejoice that Mr. Sykes, in an
attempt to ruin my reputation, has given his followers a link to our web
site where they will read the plain truth about the pope! No doubt, the
powerful Mr. Sykes is quite happy with his victory; but I think I hear the
devil moaning, "Such victories will ruin us."
God does work in mysterious ways, His
wonders to perform!
Pastor Ralph Ovadal
Charlie Sykes firstname.lastname@example.org
Sykes is a radio must-listen. Charlie sifts through the day's news,
challenges conventional wisdom, gives the other side of the story, and
stands up for what's right. The author of five books, including A
Nation of Victims and Dumbing Down Our Kids, Charlie has worked as a
newspaper reporter, a magazine editor and has written for publications
such as the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Raised in
Milwaukee, he hosts his daily talk show on Newsradio 620 WTMJ (Monday
through Friday, 8:30 am - Noon), discusses the news on his weekly
television show (Today's TMJ4 Sundays 10 am) writes a weekly column for
CNI Newspapers and as an active blogger - Sykes Writes -- is the champion
of the Wisconsin Blogosphere. Be sure to check out other features on the
right side of this page.
THURSDAY, March 2, 2006, 9:34 a.m.
REYNOLDS, OVADAL, AND THE POPE
is the link to the website of Rev. Ralph Ovadal in which he
says that the late Pope John Paul II was a "minister of satan."
Ovadal's church is one of Senator Tom Reynolds' printing clients and
sources of his income.
I asked him if he intended to continue his association with Ovadal's
group. He said he would, although he claimed he was unaware of Ovadal's
comments on the Catholic Church. Here's a sample:
What should any true follower of Jesus say about such a man as Pope
John Paul II? What should one who has assumed a role as a shepherd of
Christ's flock or a spokesman for His Church say about the pope? Plainly
and simply put, they should say that John Paul II was a counterfeit, a
minister of Satan (2 Corinthians 11:13-15). They should tell the truth
that he was an accursed man who deceived millions. Those who cannot tell
the truth should not say anything. Those evangelical leaders who feel so
compelled to express their affection and respect for Pope John Paul II do
not seem to know or care that they are at the same time showing anything
but love for the Roman Catholic people whom the pope has deceived and
enslaved. They are certainly not showing respect for the Word of God which
the pope, that man of sin, trod underfoot and the blood of Jesus which he
counted as an unholy thing.
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