Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Bad News for Romanism

So, it turns out that Marcial Maciel, the founder of the Romanist order called the "Legion of Christ," was apparently a bad guy and the Legion that he founded covered up for him supported him, and silenced his accusers over the years, hiding him from the law.

Does this remind one of Reformation-era Rome? Of course. Is this a reason to suspect the Romanist hierarchy? Absolutely. Does it prove that Rome teaches a false gospel? Not at all. I'm not going to be dwelling on this scandal here, and I'm taking the unusual step of closing comments and backlinks on this post. This scandal confirms my impression of the godliness of the hierarchy of Romanism, but it doesn't prove anything, and it certainly doesn't establish the gospel.

The gospel is that we should repent of our sins and trust for salvation in Jesus Christ alone. If anyone leaves Rome because of this scandal and doesn't embrace the gospel, they are no better off for it.