The Roman Catholic Church has always claimed that it is guided by the Holy Spirit on matters of faith and morals. In my opinion, this is an unsupported claim. If the Roman Catholic Church had been under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, there wouldn’t have been so many wicked popes and so many wicked deeds attributed to these so-called “holy fathers”. I will list just a few:
Pope John XII (955–964) turned the papal residence into a brothel.
Pope Benedict IX (1032–1048) was said to have committed adultery, murder, and unspeakable acts.
Pope Paul II (1464–1471) forced the Jews to run naked through the streets of Rome to amuse the Romans.
Pope Nicholas V (1447–1455) wrote the Romanus Pontifex, a papal bull that sanctioned the subjugation of all Saracens and pagans to perpetual slavery.
Pope Alexander VI (1492–1503) fathered quite a few illegitimate children.
Was Pope John Paul II (1978–2005) under the guidance of the Holy Spirit when he allowed the Dalai Lama to place a Buddha statue atop the tabernacle in the Church of St. Peter in Assisi?
Was the Bishop of Rome under the guidance of the Holy Spirit when he said on May 22, 2013 that the Blood of Christ has redeemed all of us, even the atheists?
The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! “Father, the atheists?” Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class. We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all.
Atheists do not believe in God. Only when they accept Jesus as their Saviour can Jesus’ blood redeem them and free them from Satan’s bondage.
The Bishop of Rome preaches a different gospel. In an interview on July 29, 2014, he offered his top ten tips for finding happiness. Top on the list is “live and let live”, which means that we should accept the way other people live and behave. Number nine on the list is “don’t proselytize and respect others’ beliefs”, which means that we should not try to persuade people to change their religious beliefs or their way of life.
Not once in the interview did the Bishop of Rome mention Jesus. It therefore begs the question: why is he heading the Catholic Church?
Stranger still, on October 9, 2014, the Bishop of Rome said to the congregation at morning Mass in Santa Marta:
But God does not exist: Do not be shocked! So God does not exist!
I don’t believe the Roman Catholic Church has ever been guided by God’ Spirit. The prerequisites which enable the working of God’s Spirit have yet to be met.