Mike Gendron, Proclaiming The Gospel: A Blasphemous Triad of Betrayal

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Blasphemy often occurs when people fail to honor the Lord Jesus Christ with reverence and thanksgiving for all He has done. False teachings and false depictions of the Lord Jesus can also be blasphemous when they deny His finished, all-sufficient work of redemption. Such a blasphemous betrayal of the person and work of Christ keeps people trusting in what they must DO to be saved, instead of what Christ has DONE.

Over 1.3 billion Roman Catholics throughout the world put their trust in an apostate religion that departed from the faith when it began following doctrines of demons. Paul warned, “the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons” (1 Tim. 4:1). We will look at three doctrines of demons taught by the apostate church of Rome that are joined together to provide a safety net for Catholics.

The Demonic Doctrine of Venial Sin

Most people are unaware that Catholicism perpetuates the first lie of Satan with its doctrine of venial sin. In the Garden of Eden, the devil promised Eve she would not die if she disobeyed God. “The serpent said to the woman, ‘You surely will not die!’ (Gen. 3:4). In the same way, the Catholic clergy deceives its people with the lie that “venial sins” do not cause death, only temporal punishment. Catholics are instructed to accept the temporal punishment of sin as a grace.

Tragically, they are easily deceived because they do not test the uninspired words of men with the inspired Word of God. God’s Word declares: “Whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all” (James 2:10). Since all sins are committed against an infinitely holy God, His justice demands eternal death (Ezekiel 18:4; Rom. 6:23). The one sin of Adam brought death and condemnation to all men (Rom. 5:12, 18). Consequently, everyone who dies with unforgiven sin will be punished in the eternal fires of hell (Rev. 20:14-15).

The Ungodly Dogma of Purgatory

The satanic doctrine of “venial sins” leads to another cunning lie of the devil called Purgatory where temporal punishment is said to be carried out. Catholics are taught that venial sins must be purified either here on earth, or after death in Purgatory. Those who die imperfectly purified undergo a purification after death, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of God. The Catholic religion refuses to say how long Catholics must suffer in purgatory for their “venial sins.” However, they can be removed more expeditiously when Catholic priests offer Eucharistic sacrifices on behalf of the dead. This deception makes Catholics utterly dependent upon their priest while they are living and even after death.

This profane dogma denies the sufficiency of Christ as the one and only Savior who died once, for all sin, for all time (Heb. 10:10, 12, 18). He forgives all transgressions and cancels the sin debt for all believers (Col. 2:13). The purifying fire of purgatory is a diabolical lie that robs Christ of His glory because His precious blood purifies all sin (1 John 1:7). “When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high” (Heb. 1:3). Our great God and Savior Jesus Christ gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice to purify for Himself a people for His own possession (Titus 2:13-14).

The Money Grabbing Lie of Indulgences

The Catholic religion offers a way to expedite removal from Purgatory through indulgences. This represents the third demonic doctrine of this triad of betrayal. The selling of God’s forgiveness through indulgences was one of the sparks that ignited the Reformation 505 years ago when this fraudulent lie was exposed. Martin Luther first protested the sale of indulgences in 1517. Yet, the offering of indulgences continues today. In fact, the apostate church condemns with anathema those who maintain the uselessness of indulgences or deny the power of the Church to grant them. The Council of Constance, Canon 28, states: “the pope can grant indulgences for the remission of sins to all Christians who are truly contrite and have confessed, especially to those who make pilgrimages to the holy places and to those contributing to them.” The selling of these indulgences, promoted by lies from priests and popes about their efficacy, was a major source of revenue for the building of St. Peter’s Basilica.

The Blasphemous Hoax of the Treasury of Merit

Indulgences are obtained from a treasury of merit which include the merits of Mary and the prayers and good works of the saints, co-mingled with the merits of Christ. In this way, Catholics can attain their own salvation and cooperate in saving their brothers. This devilish fabrication states that there is a link “between those who are expiating their sins in purgatory and those who are still pilgrims on earth. Between them there is an abundant exchange of all good things (indulgences).” Catholicism teaches “Through indulgences the faithful can obtain the remission of temporal punishment resulting from sin for themselves and also for the souls in Purgatory.” Catholics will never know they are deceived until they are confronted with the truth. God’s Word declares: “No man can by any means redeem his brother or give to God a ransom for him. For the redemption of his soul is costly, and he should cease trying forever” (Psalm 49:7-8). Man can never DO what Christ has DONE. 

The Need to Repent and Believe the Gospel
Let us love Catholics enough to show them they have betrayed the Lord Jesus by embracing this triad of deceptive heresy. Let us expose and destroy their safety net of purgatory, indulgences and “venial sins” with the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Eph. 6:17). Let us call Catholics everywhere to repent of these lies and believe the glorious Gospel of grace (Mark 1:15). Let us do it all for the glory and honor of our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ!
Catholicism Through the Lens of Scripture
The ten part series produced by American Gospel TV (AGTV) is ready to be released on their network. Evangelist Mike Gendron is featured on each episode and he offers viewers an opportunity to see how the Catholic religion has deceived its people by twisting and distorting the Word of God for the sake of their traditions. The series will equip the Body of Christ to be effective witnesses in this huge mission field. It will also challenge Catholics in their unbelief and encourage them to build their theology on the inspired Word of God instead of the uninspired words of men. The trailer can be viewed here.
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Evangelizing Roman Catholics Effectively
Mike Gendron was a guest on the Covenant Podcast with co-hosts Dewey Novel and Austin McCormick. The three men focused on how to effectively evangelize Roman Catholics, who are trapped in religious deception. Listen to the program here.
Letters to Edify and Encourage the Saints

Mike, Praise the Lord for your ministry. I was a Catholic priest for 8 years, but God opened my eyes to the truth and to how I was offending Him as a priest in the Catholic Church. Catholic souls are perishing because of lack of knowledge. I will do the same as your ministry to reach Catholics. I speak Polish and Portuguese, so I want to reach many in these languages for God’s glory. Thank you for being faithful to God’s Word. A.C., London, England

Dear Mike, I am so sorry to hear that Facebook has banned your ministry account. You speak truth in Christ and today that is not tolerated in society. This is only the beginning; more and more Christians will be silenced and cancelled in the future. Please be assured that the Lord works all things together for good to those who love him. I have been receiving your newsletters for many years and am always so encouraged and helped by them having been saved out of Roman Catholicism 20 years ago. Thank you for helping me remember to be faithful to share the Gospel with everyone. Your work is yielding fruit! A sister in Christ, R.O., Northern Ireland

Dear Mike Gendron, I have been receiving your news letters since 2005. You were a big influence in my leaving the Catholic Church. After reading all your letters, I was always hungry for more, and one day the light of the Gospel hit me like a bolt of lightning from God and everything changed. I left the Catholic Church for good, never to look back. God touched me in a mighty way and gave me new life. I am so happy walking in the spirit every moment of my life and the Bible is my wonderful companion. I would like to know more truth and look forward to your newsletter every month. Thank you Mike, M.V., Bangalore, India
Actor Converts to Catholicism While Prepping for Movie About Padre Pio

This story and upcoming movie caught my attention because of my encounter with Padre Pio when I was a young altar boy. My dad was an Army officer stationed in Naples, Italy in 1959. His brother, who was a Catholic priest, came to visit us and said we should go visit Padre Pio. The padre rose to fame when he received the stigmata, which are said to be the wounds experienced by Jesus Christ during the crucifixion. Padre Pio continuously bled from the stigmata wounds without experiencing a fever or loss in blood pressure.

When we arrived at Padre Pio’s church, my dad’s brother arranged to celebrate the Mass with Padre Pio and I was able to serve as an altar boy. Needless to say, this really strengthened my Catholic faith. However, twenty-three years later, after God delivered me from the bondage of religious deception and gave me a new life in Christ, I read Padre Pio’s biography. He said souls from purgatory would stop by on their way to heaven and thank him for suffering on their behalf. Clearly, this never happened since purgatory is as much a fabricated deception as the stigmata. Padre Pio either faked his stigmata, or experienced great signs and wonders by the devil for the purpose of leading people astray (Mat. 24:24).

A movie is now being produced on the life of Padre Pio. Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf said he converted to Roman Catholicism while preparing for his role as Padre Pio. His conversion took place while on a pilgrimage to the Italian town of San Giovanni Rotondo, where Padre Pio, lived for more than half a century. Read more here.
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SE Regional FIRE Conference
Douglasville, GA
Oct. 10-11
The theme of this year’s Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals conference is The Priority of Evangelism. Mike Gendron will teach the first session on Engaging the Lost in an Increasingly Hostile World. Pastors John Crotts and Dean Olive will also teach sessions on Evangelism.
The conference will be held at Arbor Heights Bible Church. For more information click here.
Trinity Bible Church Dallas, TX
Oct. 14
 Mike will equip and encourage the saints to evangelize Catholics who are blinded by religious indoctrination. He will speak Friday evening from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm followed by a 45 minute Q&A session. Trinity Bible Church is located at 5619 Dyer St. For more information click here.
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San Marcos, TX
Oct. 22-23
Mike will be the plenary speaker at Grace Bible Church’s annual missions conference. The 2-day conference will equip and encourage the saints to be faithful and effective witnesses for our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Faith Bible Church
Albuquerque, NM
Oct. 29-30
Mike will give three different messages that will equip and encourage the saints to be effective witnesses for Christ in a city dominated by Roman Catholicism. He will speak Saturday evening at 7 pm and twice on Sunday morning at 9:15 and 10:30 am. For more information click here.
Baltimore Bible Church
Timonium, MD
Nov. 5-6
Mike will speak Saturday and Sunday afternoon at Baltimore Bible Church, which meets at Valley Presbyterian Church, 2200 W Joppa Rd, in Timonium. For more information click here.
Brookside Baptist Church
Brookfield, WI
Nov. 12-13
Mike will teach a 2-day seminar at Brookside Baptist Church located at 4470 Pilgrim Rd in Brookfield. For more information click here.
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