It hasn’t been a whole year yet that Pope Francis has taken over the Vatican. And so much has happened. I think this is the most interesting Pope in my lifetime for sure. I mean there was that strange moment when Pope John Paul II prayed with over 100 other religious leaders. Joining himself and the church to other “gods” for the sake of global unity and world peace. Yeah, we raised our eyebrows.
But what about what is going on with Pope Francis? I have been watching this closely, because on one hand I don’t trust him. He is a Jesuit. On the other hand I haven’t seen someone this genuinely loved by the world, ever. Not even Obama has come close. Even people who are not at all religious are looking at him and his reforms and saying, “this is what it is about.”
Most of it revolves around these photos that are being circulated online. These photos depict him kissing people who have severe illnesses, deformities, or disabilities. These photos are very endearing.
Have a look at what is regularly seen on every mainstream news channel–from Fox to MSN. Facebook to the blogging world. This is everywhere. These are the iconic HOPE and CHANGE symbols for the Vatican
This Pope is KNOWN for reaching out in love to people that I guess we all feel like we would not like to hug and kiss. Why else would we think this is significant? Do we really think that we would treat these people any different?
Or are we overcome with the idea that a Pope is special. And we are not worthy enough for his attention and love? If he is a church leader, he is supposed to be loving and personable. He is only doing what a minister SHOULD do.
There are literally hundreds of these pictures on the internet. They are increasing. In fact, these are the most notable photographs of this Pope that we have. Not of him by himself, but of him kissing people in wheelchairs or with severe deformities. Usually this would be a great thing. But I am wondering if there is not more behind them.
I am wondering if this is propaganda.
Manipulation of the Masses
There is a calculated effort to portray this man in a certain light, in order to give him popular support and power.
He has already said some very incredible things. Very unbiblical things.
What if the world will accept those unbiblical statements because their hearts have been manipulated by these photos? This man is not just another religious teacher. His office gives him power. He is considered by the Catholic church to be the Vicar of Christ. His word is given EQUAL status as the Bible by the Catholic Church. So what happens when his word contradicts the Bible?
Here are just a couple of his troubling statements.
1.) You can be in the gay lifestyle with God’s approval–“If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge that person?”
But the Bible says, ” Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Cor. 6:9-11)
2.) Atheists have God’s approval– “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!” Now the Vatican did some back tracking on this statement when it met with resistance.
BUT the Bible says, “They [atheists] are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.” (Ephesians 4:18)
3.) Christian proselytizing is bad– “Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense. We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us.”
BUT the Bible says, “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19-20)
4.) We can decide for ourselves between good and evil–“Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them,”
BUT the Bible says, “Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”(Genesis 3:4-5)
5.) Other paths lead to God/good?– “The world is crisscrossed by roads that come closer together and move apart, but the important thing is that they lead towards the good.”
BUT the Bible says, ““Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” Matthew 7:13-14.
Is Pope Francis Satanic?
The primary Satanic Principle is this quote by Aleister Crowley which says, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.”
Do what you want.
You can decide for yourself between good and evil.
There are many paths to the divine.
Just do good.
You don’t need Jesus.
You can find God on your own terms.
Who cares if you are gay.
do good things.
Now I think there are MANY troubling teachings in the Catholic Church when it comes to salvation, like penance, purgatory, etc. But to say that God accepts atheists, and that we can have fellowship with God without repentance, and that we just need to do good things, and not worry about truth or what is good and evil—This so supremely undermines the blood of Christ.
It is satanic.
It is saying we can get to heaven on our own terms, not on God’s.
In the day and age that we live, things are stirring up. We may be very close to the times of tribulation spoken of in the Bible. And if we are, we need to keep our eyes on this Pope, Israel, the conflict in the Middle East, and all the false teaching that is circulating like a tropical storm.
More importantly, in these last days we need to keep our eyes on our Lord Jesus Christ.
He is the true head of the Church.
He loves the outcast more than any religious leader.
And yet HE is so unpopular.
I want to close with something Jesus said,
“Woe to you when all men speak well of you,
For so did their fathers to the false prophets.”