Back in September, Pope Francis called the Cross of Christ a failure “in human terms.” Many Catholics came swiftly to his defense, saying that his words were taken out of context.
Now he has said this again. This man is obviously trying to drive home a point to the Catholic people, and perhaps the world. What would that point be?
Quote from Pope Francis:
“When you don’t understand something, when desperation hits you then look at the cross. That is the great failure of God, that is the destruction of God, and it’s a challenge to our faith. And this is hope, because history did not end in that failure. Rather it’s in the resurrection of Christ that renewed all of us. I am going to tell you something personal. It’s 12 (o’clock) are you hungry? I am going to tell you something private. In my pocket I always carry two thing: a rosary to pray something which seems odd, this is here is the history of God’s failure, it’s the way of the cross, a small way of the cross, as Jesus suffered and when they condemned him right up to where he was buried with these two things I do the best I can. And thanks to these two things, I never lose hope.”
The cross, according to the Pope, is “the great failure of God.” The way of the cross is “the history of God’s failure,” according to the Pope.  – source
How dare this man blatantly call the Cross of our Lord Jesus “God’s Failure!?” God makes no mistakes. He does not fail. He is all knowing and all powerful. Does anyone still doubt that we are seeing the False Prophet when we look at this pope?
I can just hear Pope Francis asking:
“Did God say………?” if he would open up a Bible, he would see exactly what our God says about the Cross and His Only Son’s death upon it. Let’s look at these Scriptures:
“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). (Emphasis mine)
*The Cross is the Power of God.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
*Christ’s death was the ultimate act of Love and Mercy from our Father in heaven.
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20). (Emphasis mine)
*Our lives as believers should reflect the mercy and love shown to us by Jesus on Calvary’s Cross.
“And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me” (Matthew 10:38). (Emphasis mine)
*The Cross symbolizes our Lord’s suffering and and as we follow Him, we will suffer for His sake.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2). (Emphasis mine)
*Jesus knew that He came to this earth to die for our sins. His “humanness” allowed Him to feel the intense pain and even the shame of being nailed to that tree; but He knew what was waiting on the other side. He knew that his death on the Cross was the only way for us to be reconciled to our Father. This gave Him much joy!
“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross” (Colossians 2:14). (Emphasis mine)
*Our sins (every one of them) Nailed to that Cross! Hallelujah! Not a failure, but a great Triumph!
“Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16).
*Jesus showed us ‘Agape’ Love when He willingly laid down His life and went to that Cross for us. He showed us that we should have this kind of love for our brethren.
What the Word says about the Devil
“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14).
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:11-12).
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Brethren, I feel the presence of the evil one when I listen to the words of Pope Francis. Anyone who loves the Lord Jesus Christ and believes that the Word of God is truly from God; should shudder at these words of the Pope!
To claim the Cross as “God’s failure” is straight from the pit of hell. Our Lord and Savior came to this earth to die on that Cross. That is the greatest news for mankind – that through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ – God made a way for fallen men and women to be reconciled to Him for eternity!
I pray that many Catholics are searching for the truth because they discern that the words of this pope are bizarre and not based on the Word of God. I have known many Catholics who truly seemed born again, but insisted on remaining in that godless institution – the RCC.
If you are a Catholic and are reading this article, please read God’s Word and compare it to the words of Pope Francis. God will show you that this man is leading many astray. Ask the Lord to show you Truth.
HE is Truth.
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Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Not Catholic but you have proven to misunderstand his comments. Satan believed Christ would be defeated at the cross. Humans look at a man claiming to be Messiah dying a horrible death to be a failure. But it was at the cross that Satan and sin were defeated. So the wisdom of man is foolishness to God. His remarks about Christians and Muslims worshipping the same God is much more troubling.
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That isn’t what God or Christ said. Jesus came to make the Law honorable for even the Gentiles – Isiah 42. And this goes with his teachings in the Sermon on the mount, to not even think he came to loosen the least of the Commandments of God. Did Jesus teach the truth of God – that is the question.
I am not catholic, and I don’t agree with the pope on a lot of things, but you are deliberately misrepresenting him in this instance. He did say that the cross was not the end and he did point to the resurrection.
What the Pope is saying about our Heavenly Father is nothing short of blasphemy. To take our sins upon Himself and die on the cross as the Great Sacrificial Lamb of God is the total reason why Christ Jesus came to Earth. Jesus clearly stated that the only way to The Father is through Him.
I look at articles like this and just shake my head at the hypocrisy; as you righteously judge the error of the Catholic Pope while you propagate it in a lesser matter what you accuse; but eventually you all will grow in together in the ungodliness, it just comes from holding false bibles.
I look at your list of categories and not even a mention of the biggest issues and challenge the Church faces, the bible issue.
I noticed by your scripture’s that you are using the Protestant Catholic *(RSV) verse of the bible, shame on you and may you find repentance before your judgment.
Yes, I am King James Only and just preaching the gospel to you, hope you heed.
I would not be so high and mighty in my assumption of the KJV as God’s only word because it’s not the only bible to read. What about the Geneva bible the Coverdale and Wycliff versions all of which evolved into the KJV. Wake up and do some thorough and honest research of the KJV and where and how it came to be, and the errors that are in it. And I hope you do not claim your salvation because you read the KJV only! And if so what do you tell Paul, John, Peter or all the first century believers and others all the way up to 1611? That they’re not saved because they don’t have the KJV? Again wake up and do the research of the KJV and you’ll find the KJV its history and all that was used to finally come up withe Authorized version. Where you aware that earlier versions of the KJV had the apocrapha included in it? Although, I use the KJV with others NKJV, the LXX, the Geneva, the NASB, RSV and sometimes the NIV, the Greek Septuigant LXX which I also read and study with? Yes there are some false bibles out there which should be avoided. But, don’t claim KJV only and think you’ve got it down pat. The Pharisees and Sadducees believed they had the law down pat, and look what surprises Jesus had for them. Remember the heart of God’s law is love mercy and HIS truth, not ours! PERIOD!!
Yes, some Catholics question this Pope’s “theology. ” See Ann Barnhardt who is an old school, pre Vatican II Catholic who believes this Pope is evil.
I hope everyone who knows their bible –knows who this Pope is. YOu know the prophecies he is not who he professes. Be informed and get informed, find the answers you seek.
The cross was God’s will, and God’s will is perfect. How can perfection fail? That’s like saying you are somehow more wiser than God, isn’t it? I do not hold any sort of religious status, I just read the Bible and try to follow how it says to live and try to love God. God’s ways are much higher than mine and I don’t think I would ever claim to be capable of even fathoming all of God’s ways. None-the-less, God is righteous and the cross was instrumental in displaying His righteousness. Just my thoughts.
We should take God’s Word at face value, as we read it direct from the Bible. Men’s attempt at some kind of worldly wisdom never tells the real truth about much anyway. Only God and His Word of truth really means anything. Jesus was put on a Gentile Roman Cross, by Jewish Pharisees. The Roman government failed Jesus by not defending an innocent man, and false religion failed Jesus by not believing the truth about Him, given by God, His Father, which was originally given to the Jewish people. As a result of this, the cross was a success, used by God to pay for the sins of the whole world, through mans sinful actions. The resurrection had to happen after that, because He, Jesus, is God. “Whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but will have eternal life”. John 3:16 That is why God so loves the world that He gave His only begotten Son.
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The cross is without doubt no accident, and definitely no mistake, once one comprehends God’s providential plan, and that He is always mindful of His faithful — Christ’s death was on behalf of His faithful ones. It was made repeatedly clear that He came to die — He had to die. This world killed Him. He was not living for the same reasons that common man lives.
Yet, it is no accident, and typical irony that Catholicism, one of the world’s largest institutions would be so exegetically off the mark. They have literally written their own theology.
This man Jorge BerGOGLio is not Catholic or Christian at all in his beliefs. He is is no less than the False Prophet of Scripture, as described in Revelations/Book of Apocalypse. He will usher in the A.C. For more information on this search the archives of the website: biblefalseprophet.com
God bless you all +++
“…then look at the cross. That is the great failure of God, that is the destruction of God, and it’s a challenge to our faith. And this is hope, because history did not end in that failure. Rather it’s in the resurrection of Christ that renewed all of us.”
What a thought, as he does not seem to understand that when mentioning the “cross” it is referring to three things; “death, burial and resurrection”, a package deal! Paul said; “If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.” 1 Corinthians 15:19,20. Basically saying, if there was no death, there could be no resurrection from this death. But since Christ both died and was resurrected, we have this hope!
As he is right on this one point, “history did not end in that failure. Rather it’s in the resurrection of Christ”
But can’t have one without the other, and he should know this basic truth!
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