I admit that I glance at the Drudge Report in the mornings just to get the major news stories. This did take me by surprise that Matt Drudge would place this as his lead story.
I have written pieces on this pope and how he may very well be the False Prophet of whom the Bible speaks. This outrageous declaration by Francis gives even more credibility to that possibility.
Here is one of the stories I wrote about this pope:
Pope Francis and the United Religions Initiative ONE WORLD RELIGION
Pope Francis: ‘There Is No Hell’
* This story has been updated to include a statement from the Vatican (below).
In another interview with his longtime atheist friend, Eugenio Scalfari, Pope Francis claims that Hell does not exist and that condemned souls just “disappear.” This is a denial of the 2,000-year-old teaching of the Catholic Church about the reality of Hell and the eternal existence of the soul.
From Interview with Pope’s friend Eugenio Scalfari
The interview is headlined, “The Pope: It is an honor to be called revolutionary.” (Il Papa: “È un onore essere chiamato rivoluzionario.”)
Scalfari says to the Pope, “Your Holiness, in our previous meeting you told me that our species will disappear in a certain moment and that God, still out of his creative force, will create new species. You have never spoken to me about the souls who died in sin and will go to hell to suffer it for eternity. You have however spoken to me of good souls, admitted to the contemplation of God. But what about bad souls? Where are they punished?”
Pope Francis says, “They are not punished, those who repent obtain the forgiveness of God and enter the rank of souls who contemplate him, but those who do not repent and cannot therefore be forgiven disappear. There is no hell, there is the disappearance of sinful souls.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church states: “The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, ‘eternal fire.’ The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs.” (1035)
‘”Pope Benedict XVI said in a 2007 sermon, “Jesus came to tell us that he wants us all in Heaven and that Hell, of which so little is said in our time, exists and is eternal for those who close their hearts to his love.”
As for the human soul, the Catholic Church teaches that it is eternal, immortalin countless places throughout the Catechism. One instance, “Endowed with ‘a spiritual and immortal’ soul, the human person is ‘the only creature on earth that God has willed for its own sake.’ From his conception, he is destined for eternal beatitude.” (1703)
“The Holy Father Francis recently received the founder of the newspaper La Repubblica in a private meeting on the occasion of Easter, without however giving him any interviews. What is reported by the author in today’s article [in La Repubblica] is the result of his reconstruction, in which the textual words pronounced by the Pope are not quoted. No quotation of the aforementioned article must therefore be considered as a faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father.”
Not only has the Vatican led millions into hell by believing that good works will get them saved; but now this pope is assuring the unbelieving world the hell does not even exist and that lost souls will simply vanish at the end. – source
This pope is DEVILISH and is happily doing his master’s work.
Could he be the False Prophet? I say that there is a very good chance, but again – only our Father in heaven knows.
Pray for the Catholic people. Pray that the Lord will do whatever it takes to open their eyes and hearts to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
” For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. (Matthew 10:27-28). (Emphasis added)
Brethren, we MUST believe the Word of God. This pope is leading many to destruction in hell. Ironically he tells the world that there is no hell. DIABOLICAL!
PRAY for your Catholic friends!