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Superstition abounds – the “virtuous pagan”

August 13, 2009

“Virtuous pagan” bizarre superstition

Joh 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

There were no elect living in times and places where there was no means for salvation given by God, i.e. withheld by Him. He didn’t put it there because there was none of his people there who needed to be saved. It would’ve been a waste to have put the means there.

Rom 10:11  For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Rom 10:12  For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Rom 10:13  For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Rom 10:14  How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
Rom 10:15  And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

There is no such thing as “equal opportunity” with grace. All people deserve only hell. God doesn’t owe them anything – they sinned of themselves.

Grace is something extra, from the outside, undeserved, giving you what you don’t deserve, life. Hence it is given to whomsoever God wants to give it. And He decided who they would be before the foundation of the world.

The Gospel couldn’t reach certain places, because that is how God willed it. So, the people there couldn’t possibly have come to faith, and hence couldn’t possibly be saved.

This “virtuous pagan” superstition was contrived by the Catholics who don’t know the righteousness of God. According to them “good people” (whatever that might be) are saved and “bad people” (the Bible says everyone is bad in God’s eyes, except Jesus Christ and those in Him) not; it’s all “good works” based – the complete opposite of what the Bible says. Christ has no place in salvation for them. Hence Christ-less salvation, or “virtuous paganism”.

Rom 2:12  For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
Rom 2:13  (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.
Rom 2:14  For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:
Rom 2:15  Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;)
Rom 2:16  In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

Above says that sinning without the Law is still sinning, for which you will be punished. The same goes for sinning under the Law.

No man can live on God’s standard – so everyone is going to hell, except those with a different righteousness, God’s own righteous, the righteousness of Christ, received by faith in Christ.

Php 3:9  And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

Prominent examples are Socrates or Virgil. The Roman Catechism issued by the Council of Trent, based on the opinion of Thomas Aquinas, asserted that these souls were waiting in a limbo between heaven and hell, and were freed at Christ’s Harrowing of Hell.

Former Catholic priest’s testimony

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