The The Sacred Apostolic Penitentiary, a Vatican court that decides on matters concerning the forgiveness of sins, has issued a statement declaring indulgences for following the Pope on Twitter and other social media. Indulgences are basically used to shorten the time a person is stuck in purgatory. Purgatory is a Roman Catholic invention originally designed to raise money.
Indulgences led, in part, to the Reformation and Martin Luther's abdication from the so called Holy See. The Vatican claims that the Pope is the Apostolic Succession of Peter. Peter preached the Gospel pure and simple. When asked what must be done to gain salvation, Peter responded, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Nowhere did Peter speak about purgatory, indulgences, or any other heretical teaching coming our of the Vatican lately. (for more info check out my other posts on Francis)
The message of the cross is simple, faith in Christ alone. Apparently, this pope thinks himself a rock star and is more worried about being "relevant and cool" than theologically accurate. I have stated in the past that I believe this pope is the false prophet of Revelation and nonsense like a call to follow him on social media to receive blessing from God only serves to support this belief. Francis seems to be high on fame and not very concerned about Biblical truth. The role of pope has great opportunity to preach the simplicity of the Gospel and lead multitudes to Christ. Instead, Francis has chosen to play the devil's fool touting conscience as the path to God and giving atheism an equal footing with faith.
The Bible clearly states that friendship with the world is enmity with God. Pope Francis has traded the truth of God for friendship with the enemies of God. This can only lead to one place... heresy and damnation.