24 May 2013

Pope Francis Does Not Know God

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Pope Francis I does not know God. Nor does he know the Gospel.

Those may seem like rather obvious statements to those who know and understand the false, heretical teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the atrocities of the office of the papacy. There are others, though, who see the Pope ministering to the poor, talking about Jesus and extending so-called love to people of all beliefs. To those people these statements seem harsh, unfair and downright wrong. Yet they are true and there is a corresponding truth: Pope Francis I does not truly love people.

Pope Francis Does Not Know God

How can one know this is true? Aside from the fact that the very office of pope denies and usurps the authority of Christ as Head of the Church, Pope Francis affirms his denial of the true God by his very words and actions. Nowhere has this been more clearly demonstrated than by statements made earlier this week. At his mass delivered on Wednesday, 22 May, Pope Francis stated the following as reported by the Catholic News Agency:
Every human person despite his or her beliefs can do good, and a sharing in good works is the prime place for encounter among those who disagree, Pope Francis said at his Mass today.

“The Lord created us in his image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord, and he does good and all of us have this commandment at heart: do good and avoid evil. All of us,” the Pope taught in his homily May 22 at St. Martha's residence in the Vatican.

“We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there.”

(Source)
Charisma News reports on the same homily:
Atheists should be seen as good people if they do good, Pope Francis said on Wednesday in his latest urging that people of all religions—or no religion—work together.

He told the story of a Catholic who asked a priest if even atheists had been redeemed by Jesus.

"Even them, everyone," the pope answered, according to Vatican Radio. "We all have the duty to do good," he said.

(Source)
Pope Francis says that all men can—and should—do good works. He says that this is the inner command of every man's heart. But the Bible—the living Word of the God who Francis claims to follow—states very opposing truths. Man cannot do good:
[B]oth Jews and Greeks are all under sin; as it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one." (Rom 3:9–12, emphasis added)
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. . . (Rom 3:23)
The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God," They are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; There is no one who does good. God has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there is anyone who understands, who seeks after God. Every one of them has turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one. (Psalm 53:1–3)
Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned— (Rom 5:12)
Man is not good and, even with his best efforts and initiative, he cannot do any work which will be seen as good in the sight of God. "We all have the duty to do good," says Francis. Yet how can this be if no man is good? The answer lies in Jesus Christ, a person who appears to have been noticeably (yet not surprisingly) absent from the pontiff's homily. Christ and His sacrifice only were mentioned in the context of universal salvation, an issue to be briefly addressed later in this post.

All men are sinners, and thus all men are condemned because the wages of sin are death (Rom 6:23). But salvation is to be found, not in the good works of men, but in Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior, His perfect life and His atoning sacrifice.
For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.
So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men. For as through the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous. (Rom 5:17–19)
By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time onward until His enemies be made a footstool for His feet. (Heb 10:10–13)
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Cor 15:3–4)
It is clear that Pope Francis does not know the saving Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. If he did, he would not offer men a false hope in their own filthy, dirty works (Is 64:6), but would instead point all people, Catholics, atheists, Muslims, Hindus, all people, to the person and work of Jesus, who alone can offer salvation.

Pope Francis Does Not Love People

From the Catholic News Agency:
[Pope Francis] emphasized the universality of Christ's saving act on the cross as a compliment to the universal call to holiness, regardless of religious belief.

“The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone.”

“Even the atheists. Everyone,” Pope Francis stressed.

He said that the saving blood of Christ “makes us children of God of the first class. We are created children in the likeness of God and the blood of Christ has redeemed us all. And we all have a duty to do good.”

The Pope said that because to do good is inscribed on the human heart and does not derive from creeds, “it is an identity card that our Father has given to all of us, because he has made us in his image and likeness. And he does good, always.”

Similarly, doing good “is a duty” for all people. The universal commandment to do good, he said, “is a beautiful path towards peace.”

(Source)
This is universalism and it is a lie that damns. Yes, by his words on Wednesday, Pope Francis very likely contributed to the eternal damnation of souls by proclaiming to them this false gospel. The blood of Christ can only save those who have trusted in it, who have repented of their sins and turned to Christ, trusting in His life, death and resurrection alone for salvation. Even these things—repentance of sin and faith in Christ—are gifts of God from above, yet no man can be saved without them.
Jesus answered and said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3)
As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:14–18)
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Eph 2:8,9)
and after he brought them out, he said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" They said, "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." (Acts 16:30–31)
if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; (Rom 10:9) 
Pope Francis says that doing good will allow all people, even atheists, to find a "meeting point" and "a beautiful path towards peace." Yet those who are friends with the world, who do not care for the things of God, can never find peace because they are at enmity with God (Jas 4:4). A path may indeed be found, and it may seem peaceful in this temporary life. But if it is not the way of Christ, then it is a broad path, and it leads to ultimate destruction.
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it. (Matt 7:13, 14).
When the Pope declares that all men have been redeemed by the blood of Christ, and that all may now come together through good works, he is deceptively leading many down the broad and destructive path. He has misled atheists and others to believe that if they can only do enough good, they will be found acceptable in the sight of the God whom they hate and deny.

By proclaiming this false gospel, Pope Francis reveals that he does not love people. If he did, he would not offer them a gospel of lies. It matters not how many feet he has washed, how many plates he has served, how many blessings he has given, how many demons he allegedly has exorcised, Pope Francis hates his fellow men because he has failed to share with them the only true means of salvation. This man, in his robes and worldly splendor, does not know the God of the Bible. He stands in opposition to the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is contributing to the condemnation of many and, unless he repents and turns to the Lord, he himself will one day find himself before the judgment seat of Christ, shouting, "Lord, Lord, did I not. . .?" But the Lord will not know him (Matt 7:22–23).

The Lord knows those who are His. They are those who believe, trust and obey His Word. As of this writing, Pope Francis is not a member of Christ's flock. Instead he is one of many wolves who seeks to devour those precious sheep of Christ's. May those who have been deceived by this man, and by the great deception of the Roman Catholic Church, come to know the saving truth of our Lord in this life, before it is too late.

Further Reading
Rejecting the Papacy
Affirming Sola Scriptura
To Those Who Would Undermine the Headship of Christ: Fall on Your Faces
Roma Downey, Producer of 'The Bible,' Says that Francis I Will Be a 'Pope of Hope'

8 comments:

  1. "There is no other head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ.[13] Nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God."

    Westminster Confession of Faith of 1646, Chapter XXV, Point VI.

    "To some we seem slanderous and petulant, when we call the Roman Pontiff Antichrist. But those who think so perceive not that they are bringing a charge of intemperance against Paul, alter whom we speak, nay, in whose very words we speak. But lest any one object that Paul's words have a different meaning, and are wrested by us against the Roman Pontiff, I will briefly show that they can only be understood of the Papacy. Paul says that Antichrist would sit in the temple of God, (2 Thess. 2: 4.) In another passage, the Spirit, portraying him in the person of Antiochus, says that his reign would be with great swelling words of vanity, (Dan. 7: 25.) Hence we infer that his tyranny is more over souls than bodies, a tyranny set up in opposition to the spiritual kingdom of Christ. Then his nature is such, that he abolishes not the name either of Christ or the Church, but rather uses the name of Christ as a pretext, and lurks under the name of Church as under a mask."

    John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, Book IV, Chapter 7, Point 25.

    Nothing has changed but how many are completely aligned with pelagian and arminian damning pseudo Gospel of Rome while baselessly think of themselves as "Protestants"...

    ~ Despeville

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  2. I agree Erin. This is damnable doctrine and the height of prideful humanism.

    Did anyone notice this:

    "The Lord created us in his image and likeness, and we are the image of the Lord..."

    He says we ARE the image of the Lord. That is entirely and significantly wrong. We are not the image of the Lord, but rather made IN His image. We might reflect some things about Him like reason, will, emotions for example. However,we are distinct from Him and He from us. When one looks at a person, he does not see God. Rather one sees a fallen, sinful person. There's a difference and this is not a small one. This reminds me of what the RCC Catechism states:

    #460 "For the Son of God became man so that we might become God."80 "The only-begotten Son of God, wanting to make us sharers in his divinity, assumed our nature, so that he, made man, might make men gods." 81 80 St. Athanasius, De inc. 54, 3: PG 25, 192B.81 St. Thomas Aquinas, Opusc. 57, 1-4.


    I would also like to add that these ideas from Francis reflect earlier statements by the RCC as well as Romanish Anglican CS Lewis (its all tied together):

    Rome’s Nostra Aetate given in Oct. 1965 by “Pope” Paul 6th : The Catholic Church rejects nothing that is true and holy in these religions [Hinduism, Buddism]… The Church regards with esteem also the Moslems. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself, merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth,-- Rome’s Nostra Aetate given in Oct. 1965 by “Pope” Paul 6th

    ‘There are people in other religions who are being led by God’s secret influence to concentrate on those parts of their religion which are in agreement with Christianity and who thus belong to Christ without knowing it. For example, a Buddhist of good will may be led to concentrate more and more on the Buddhist teaching about mercy and to leave in the background (although he might still say he believed) the Buddhist teaching on certain other points. Many of the good Pagans long before Christ’s birth may have been in this position…Consequently it is not much use trying to make judgments about Christians and non-Christians in the mass’. On page 173 of ‘Mere Christianity’ C S Lewis.

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    1. indeed Denise and very true observations about pope's idolatry and lies of CS Lewis , an unregenerate "apostle" of leavenjellycalism.


      "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?"

      2 Corinthians 6:14-15


      Pope and his Roman religion deny also these words while claiming to obey them... Trully in the words of Dr.Martyn Lloyd Jones Roman Catholicism is devil's masterpiece (more here: http://bit.ly/i7JFpr ).

      ~ Despeville

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    2. I should also note that what Francis says is yet again replacing Jesus with man. For only Jesus Christ IS the image--the exact image- of God, only because He IS God; all that the Father is, He is.

      Heb 1:2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
      Heb 1:3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

      This is never said of mere man, and so Francis shows the idolatry of man yet again in Romanism.

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  3. He won't find himself before the judgment seat of Christ, shouting, "Lord, Lord, did I not. . .? because the judgement seat of Christ is for the saved. Rather, he will find himself standing before the great white throne judgment! (Rev 20:11-15)

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  4. I should think none of this is coming as a surprise. I keep hearing people say how "nice" he seems, (and I fear foremost) he is a Jesuit. I tend to pound that drum a lot, but if you want to know more, look up the Jesuit oath on line and read Edmund Paris' The Secret History of the Jesuits, written back in the mid-20th century. There also have been scores of sermons and lectures by great preachers such as Jonathan Edwards and C.H. Spurgeon denouncing the papacy which the Jesuits have fought to preserve and control since the late 1500s. The papacy is anti-Christ (which simply means against or in place of). So the guy who sits on the throne is an anti-Christ and anything that comes out of his mouth is inspired by the Devil himself. And it unnerves me when we hear guys like Rick Warren state "we have a pope" which may be the case for Warren and his ilk, but for true Bible-believing Christians is anathema.

    Thank you Erin, for these kinds of articles and bringing the truth to your readers attention. When we are in conversation with our Catholic friends and family, we need to discuss and find out from them what they think about this guy. This could open the door for the Gospel because my guess is they might be in disagreement with the pope that atheists could experience peace if they just "do good." That is dangerous for many reasons, but my question is "How much good must I do to outweigh the bad that I do?" The Catholic treadmill keeps on turning never going anywhere. This is the kind of control the RC has on its faithful and this guy has just added a heavier yoke on them. Shame on him!!!

    Connie

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  5. I am speechless as to what this pope has been proclaiming and I think this only the beginning of what is about to happen in this world. The Pope is a liar to the mass of people and everyone seems to love him including members of my own family. Everything he has been saying is really making me rethink my religious affiliation. I was raised a catholic going to catholic schools but now I know I'm definitely not a catholic. I feel so bad for Jesus. This has to hurt him greatly to have a pope misquote his own words spoken.

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  6. I'm speechless about this Pope. I am the only standing catholic in my family. My brothers have moved to pentecostal. One of them told me last month that this Pope is an antichrist, that he will be the last pope before the coming of Christ or the great last tribulations. He said this particular Pope has nothing to do with God..(just confirming what the writer wrote here). My bro expressly told me that pope Francis will legalize gay marriage in catholic church or change the catholic church's stance on homosexuality.

    My bro pointed how The Times Magazine addressed Pope Francis as the New World Order Pope after his election.

    The latest comment Pope made about homosexuals is a shock!!! I am speechless. Day by day, this man keeps proving slowly and gradually that he has a hidden agenda for the church.

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