Thursday, May 23, 2013


Yesterday, the Pope shocked the Christian world by declaring all people of all faiths, even atheists are redeemed if they do good.  You can read the article on the link below.

This is a very troubling thing for the leader of any church, especially one so influential, to say on a number of levels.  The Pope is supposedly the "vicar of Christ" meaning that he is here in place of Christ to lead the church.  Let's look at how the Pope's announcement lines up with the words of the real Christ.  John 3:3 "Truly I say to you, unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of heaven."  John 3:18 "whoever believes in Him(Jesus) is not condemned but whoever  does not believe is condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God." (emphasis added)  How about John 14:6 "I am the Way the Truth and the Life and no man comes to the Father but by Me." (emphasis added). Unless God is no longer the same "today yesterday and forever" the Pope is contradicting the words of Jesus, the very One he claims to speak for.  This would make the Pope a false prophet and instead of being the so called vicar of Christ, he would seem to be against Christ and His message.

The Pope also claims to sit in the seat of the apostle Peter.  How do the word's of Peter compare to Pope Francis' message on redemption?  1Peter 1:25 " but the word of the Lord remains forever." And this word is the good news that was preached to you."  It would appear that Pope Francis is at odds with the Apostle Peter as well when it comes to the subject of salvation through faith in Christ alone.

Interestingly enough, Pope Frances also contradicts Pope Benedict on atheists, Pope Benedict compared atheists to Nazis in a speech given in 2010.

Unfortunately, the Pope is not some nut sitting on a mountain top somewhere, he sits in, arguably, the most influential seat of modern Christiandom.  No other figure in Christian authority commands the attention and press that the Pope receives.  Pope Francis chose to sit in the papal seat, he chose to be identified with the risen Christ and he chose to be considered the successor of the Apostle Peter.  (I personally dispute these assertions made by the Vatican concerning the role of the Pope, but Francis, and Catholics world wide believe that he is precisely these things.)  Pope Francis also chose to blaspheme the Gospel of Christ to a worldwide audience.

As believers, we must always represent the Gospel of Christ in an accurate manner, by our words and actions. I pray that as true believers worldwide see these false teachings, and undoubtedly more to come, it inspires us to live and proclaim the truth - that Christ died for sinners and all who believe will be saved.  I am convinced that Pope Francis will say and do plenty to expose him as a fraud, a false prophet who speaks lies disguised as truth.  Now, more than ever, believers worldwide must cling to the truth and cling to Christ and His teachings.  

If you are reading this and do not know Christ, please do not be deceived by so called religious leaders who teach that God can accept you according to your being good, the Bible says "there is none righteous, no not one."  It also says, "all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God."  Either God has changed His mind and the Bible is no longer relevant or true, or the Pope is a liar and a false teacher.  You decide.


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