Humanism trumps salvation of soul
Pope Francis regularly speaks of human needs but seldom if ever does he set a clear dialogue, if any, about salvation of souls.
The question here is not whether you as the reader agrees with Pope Francis or not. The object here is to point out that the Church has not changed its teachings regarding the Commandments. What leads souls to Heaven and what leads souls to hell has not changed. Knowing that these haven’t changed, one should find the following examples of Pope Francis’ statements troubling, lacking in concise direction and providing false hope.
Francis in his book Conversations, pp. 120-121: “I often say that the only glory we have, as Saint Paul says, is that of being sinners." Which St Paul has never said. followed by "That’s why, for me, sin is not a stain I need to clean.”
Francis, Conversations, p. 129: “… it is a problem of sin. For four years Argentina has been living a sinful existence because it has not taken responsibility for those who have no food or work.”
Pope Francis has a narrow view of sin completely omitting sins against God but focusing on humanism.
Francis’ interview with The Republic, October 1, 2013:
“The most serious of the evils that afflict the world these days are youth unemployment and the loneliness of the old… This, to me, is the most urgent problem that the Church is facing.”
July, 2013, Pope Francis said: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”3
As Christ's representative, John 8:24 should be sufficient: John 8:24: “For if you believe not that I am He, you shall die in your sin.”. Having 'good will' doesn't cut it!
Sep 2013: Pope Francis: “church too obsessed with gays, abortion”4
Mar, 2014. Instead of re-assuring what is the path to Heaven, Pope Francis gives false hope by stating this about gay marriage: ““Rather than quickly condemn them, let's just ask the questions as to why that has appealed to certain people."
Apr 2014. Pope Francis tells re-married divorced Catholic woman that “A little bread and wine 'does no harm'” followed by 'It is a question that we are discussing at the Vatican because a divorced person who takes communion is not doing any harm.‘5
This is another instance where Pope Francis takes it upon himself to go against Church teachings. Until such time the Church officially changes the rules in a certain matter…the Pope cannot change the rules by making statements at will that contradict Church teachings and the 10 commandments. Additionally, at Communion, it is no longer a little bread and wine but the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ.
Feb 2016 Returning from Mexico. Pope Francis position to contraceptives and the Zika virus was clarified by the following statement:
Vatican spokesman Fr. Lombardi told Vatican Radio today, “The contraceptive or condom, in particular cases of emergency or gravity, could be the object of discernment in a serious case of conscience. This is what the Pope said.”6 7
This contradicts Church teachings that the sexual act should be open to life.
Timothy 6: 20Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, 21which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith.
Book of Truth prophecy:
“The Church has lost its way and is plunging into darkness. This, My child, has been foretold and it is a sign of the end times. This is when the last pope will emerge and the world will be lost under the misguided direction of the false prophet..”8
–Nov 14, 2010
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