Posted by: judy | January 5, 2009

The Pink Elephant in the Middle of the Room: Mother Teresa

pink-elephantHave you ever noticed that by just mentioning the name, “Mother Teresa”? The most vigilant, Bible reading, Calvin-thumping Christian comes to a dead stop in their tracks?

They are quick to espouse the truth of “election” and cling to their TULIPS but when it comes to discerning the faith of Mother Teresa — she is off limits! After all look at all the people she helped. Whose lives she may have saved — on this earth but certainly not for eternity.

In her own words from her book, Life in the Spirit: Reflections, Meditations, and Prayers we learn that Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (Mother Teresa) saved temporal lives but quite possibly propelled  their eternal lives to hell with her gospel of goodness.

We never try to convert those who receive [aid from her organization] to Christianity but in our work we bear witness to the love of God’s presence and if Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists, or agnostics become for this better men — simply better — we will be satisfied. Growing up in love they will be nearer to God and find him in his goodness. Every human being comes from the hand of God and we all know what is the love of God for us. My religion is everything to me but for every individual, according to the grace God had given that soul. God has his own ways and means to work in the hearts of men and we do not know how close they are to him but by their actions we will always know whether they are at his disposal or not.

Whether you are a Hindu, a Moslem or a Christian, how you live your life is the proof that you are fully his or not. We must not condemn or judge or pass words that will hurt people. Maybe a person has never heard of Christianity. We do not know what way God is appearing to that soul and what way God is drawing that soul, and therefore who are we to condemn anybody? It matters to the individual what church he belongs to. If that individual thinks and believes that this is the only way to God for her or him, this is the way God comes into their life — his life. If he does not know any other way and if he has no doubt so that he does not need to search then this is his way to salvation. This is the way God comes into his life. (81, 82)

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This is no minor point. One must decide for themselves — is the the Roman Catholic church an apostate religion? Allow yourself only a simple, “yes” or “no”. Perhaps the thoughts of Arthur Pink will aide in your decision. A Call to Separation. It is really quite simple.

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