Pope Francis started off 2015, by celebrating a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica to mark the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.
In his homily, the Pope explained that Christ and his mother are inseparable, for it was Mary, he added that gave Jesus the knowledge of the heart and of faith.
Pope Francis said,
“The two were together, just as they were together at Calvary, because Christ and His mother are inseparable. There is a very close relationship between them, as there is between every child and his or her mother.”
Just like Christ and Mary are inseparable, the Pope explained that one cannot separate the Church from Christ. It’s a contradiction, he said, for one to believe in Jesus but not in His Church.
“Without the Church, Jesus Christ is reduced to an idea, a moral teaching, a feeling. Without the Church our relationship with Christ would be at the mercy of our imagination, our interpretations, our moods.”
He is saying that without the Roman Catholic Church, which they proclaim is the One True Church, the Universal Church; Jesus is nothing but an idea, a moral teaching, a feeling.
And for these things Jesus will return and destroy the Harlot Church, for her abominations in taking the name and place of Christ, the Vicar of Christ, and for perverting His Word and teaching blasphemous things.
Revelation 18:1-8 declares:
“After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!
For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, mix double for her. In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.’
Therefore her plagues will come in one day–death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.”