Pope Francis jumps into the fray of controversy of who is saved? May 27, 2013
In the categories listed at the right side of this blog there is a heading false prophet with subheadings. These are to cover the second beast of the book of Revelation 13 the false prophet.
Before the election of this Pope Francis I the book Petrus Romanus inferred that the next Pope was the last and that he was going to be called Petrus Romanus. This last Pope was to be the facilitator to the Antichrist and cause the whole world to worship him as god.
It was hard to imagine this role at the time to be fulfilled by Francis I a Jesuit.
Today the whole day I have had solitude and time to keep reading of the book started many years back but never finished, The Jesuits by one of my favorite authors (deceased) Malachy Martin. At the moment I started reading page 259 (half way into the book) Chapter 12 The Winsome Doctrine after having read the full story in MSNBC linked below.
This is a quote at the start of Ch12:
“Almost exactly one hundred years ago Western culture in Europe and the United States underwent its one and only radical religious change since the fourth century, when Roman Emperor Constantine proclaimed Christianity to be the religion of the Empire, and this culture was born. That change apparent among Europeans and Americans by the 1880’s , was an utterly new thing: unbelief in God was an acceptable option.”
It was a shock to me that these two events coincided together in time at this moment.
There is so much controversial statements in these two articles that a lot more could be said about them. My position on this is that the Pope has stated something that is not found in the Bible as the path to salvation through the blood of Jesus at the cross.
His statement that the blood of Jesus was paid to redeem all of humanity is true, but salvation comes to all who accept Jesus as Lord and savior and repent of their sins. It is a gift of God to those who accept Him and obey Him, those who are then called Christians (not only Catholic Christians) and enter in a true love and obedience relationship with Him. The work at the cross spans to the past even before Jesus consummated His sacrifice and I leave all the intricacies of who was saved to God with the full knowledge that He is a righteous and loving God.
At the White Throne of Judgement no sinner can claim that Jesus the Judge did not die for his sins because He did. They rejected this enormous gift of love and thus condemned themselves to hell. No it is not enough just to be good in their view, as good is a subjective term and the only definition of the term is the one God says is good and righteous. The jihad-is who kills others thinks he is good but will end up in hell as sure as he exists.
One of the links on the first article goes on to imply that the Pope must watch out for being poisoned as John Paul I was. Maybe that is the reason he chose not to live in the Vatican Pope quarters. At the time he did that I thought that was his reason to do it.
Vatican spokesman says pope is wrong, atheists still going to hell
4 hrs ago
It’s sort of problematic to contradict someone who’s supposed to be the infallible voice of your religion, but that’s apparently what’s happened here. Refuting Pope Francis’ statements last week that those who “do good” will go to heaven, regardless of faith or lack thereof, the Rev. Thomas Rosica, a Vatican spokesman, has corrected his boss, saying those who know about the Catholic Church “cannot be saved” if they “refuse to enter her or remain in her.” So that’s pretty clear, we guess. There’s only one way to settle this: Thunderdome. Two high-ranking church officials enter; one high-ranking church official leaves. [Source]
Pope lets atheists off the hook, saying Lord redeems us all
4 days ago
The Pope happily announced during a Mass at the Vatican that the big guy in the sky is cool with everybody — including (God forbid) atheists. “The Lord has redeemed all of us … with the blood of Christ … not just Catholics. Everyone!” Pope Francis declared. “‘Father, the atheists?'” he asked himself. “Even the atheists,” he assured those who spend their Sunday mornings eating bacon in the sun or watching cartoons. While commentators have noted this is a departure from the “Catholics only” stance of his predecessor, Benedict, there is a caveat that non-believers must try really hard not to be asses. “But do good: we will meet one another there,” he promised. [Source]