* 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.
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)
The Catechism further states, “The affirmations of Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the Church on the subject of hell are a call to the responsibility incumbent upon man to make use of his freedom in view of his eternal destiny. They are at the same time an urgent call to conversion: ‘Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few.’
“Since we know neither the day nor the hour, we should follow the advice of the Lord and watch constantly so that, when the single course of our earthly life is completed, we may merit to enter with him into the marriage feast and be numbered among the blessed, and not, like the wicked and slothful servants, be ordered to depart into the eternal fire, into the outer darkness where ‘men will weep and gnash their teeth.
‘”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)
* In a statement released on Mar. 29, after Scalfari’s report garnered worldwide attention, the Vatican said:
“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!
The marchers at the “March for Our Lives” event in D.C. obviously didn’t see the hypocrisy which was directly in front of their faces. Celebrities who spoke at the march were guarded from the time they left their limousines to the time they returned.
So let me get this straight – Celebrities deserve protection from armed body guards, but our children in schools do not deserve to be protected by an armed police officer?
I spent four hours at the March For Our Lives on Saturday and asked dozens of protesters what specific legislation they wanted to see passed to end gun violence.
They wanted to see “assault weapons” banned and forcibly bought back from legal owners.
After filming, I wandered the march observing the signs and messages people were sending.
Some of the signs were profane. Some more bizarre. Others seemed ill-informed. However, the most peculiar and frankly hypocritical thing I saw at the march did not happen on stage or even in the audience. The most hypocritical thing happening at the March For Our Lives took place backstage.
Each celebrity speaker and high school activist who took the stage to give an impassioned speech condemning firearms was themselves protected by a wide arsenal firearms.
I personally witnessed multiple celebrities go to and from their limousines under the heavily armed guard of private security members and the Capitol Police. I watched Katie Couric, Cher, George Clooney and the student celebrities of Parkland all get escorted to safety by police officers who were visibly carrying holstered handguns. None of the speakers waived the protections of an armed officer. Every major movie star, singer or student leaving the rally rushed to the protective bubble of well armed security as they traveled from the gated backstage area to idling limousines and private cars.
I watch this happen again and again, as armed police held back screaming fans and teenagers from harassing some of their favorite advocate-celebrities. There wasn’t a moment of irony when Cher’s private security, who I assume we’re packing heat, pushed me out of the way as I attempted to ask her a question.
There was no irony when the same thing happened with Jennifer Hudson.
Emma Gonzalez was able to briskly walk to her waiting limousine with her hoodie on, indifferent to the rabid crowds calling for her attention thanks at least in part to the armed police who kept the screaming teens at bay.
George Clooney’s security, arguably the most massive force on scene that day, didn’t let a soul near him.
There were also many legitimate weapons of war protecting the marchers.
The point of this observation isn’t to put a stick in the eye of people who want to feel protected – especially when those people are famous and may have significant threats on their lives.
The point is if you feel safe being protected by a good guy with a gun – isn’t that a right we should all have?
Remember when Barack Obama surrounded himself with ‘hand picked’ children as he signed a bill for stronger gun control measures after the Sandy Hook massacre? He took that directly out of Hitler’s playbook from 1939 when he was promoting gun confiscation for the so-called protection of the children.
Please always remember that it is of paramount importance to dictators, tyrants and now to the NWO proponents, to disarm an entire country in order to take full control.
I have said this before in many of my articles:
“The only thing standing in the way of a One World Government is a Strong America.”
FLASHBACK: Hitler Also Used Children to Promote Gun Control
Today’s gun control and confiscation rally was nothing new. Nazis and leftists have been using children for decades in their attempts to take guns away from law abiding citizens.
Here’s a history lesson for young adults in America – Hitler’s regime took away guns from people in Germany and then herded those they did not like into boxcars and shipped them to concentration camps where they were enslaved, beaten, raped and murdered. The victims didn’t fire a shot in self-defense because their guns were taken away.
“These boys and girls enter our organizations [at] ten years of age, and often for the first time get a little fresh air; after four years of the Young Folk they go on to the Hitler Youth, where we have them for another four years . . . And even if they are still not complete National Socialists, they go to Labor Service and are smoothed out there for another six, seven months . . . And whatever class consciousness or social status might still be left . . . the Wehrmacht [German armed forces] will take care of that.”
—Adolf Hitler (1938)
Hitler knew how important it was to indoctrinate the young to the Nazi cause early in their lives. Today’s liberals are no different.
Hitler’s Nazis also knew that the registry, confiscation and outlawing of guns was necessary to control the masses and to prevent individuals from standing up against the state. According to the National Review –
The Weimar Republic’s well-intentioned gun registry became a tool for evil.
The perennial gun-control debate in America did not begin here. The same arguments for and against were made in the 1920s in the chaos of Germany’s Weimar Republic, which opted for gun registration. Law-abiding persons complied with the law, but the Communists and Nazis committing acts of political violence did not.
In 1931, Weimar authorities discovered plans for a Nazi takeover in which Jews would be denied food and persons refusing to surrender their guns within 24 hours would be executed. They were written by Werner Best, a future Gestapo official. In reaction to such threats, the government authorized the registration of all firearms and the confiscation thereof, if required for “public safety.” The interior minister warned that the records must not fall into the hands of any extremist group.
In 1933, the ultimate extremist group, led by Adolf Hitler, seized power and used the records to identify, disarm, and attack political opponents and Jews. Constitutional rights were suspended, and mass searches for and seizures of guns and dissident publications ensued. Police revoked gun licenses of Social Democrats and others who were not “politically reliable.”
During the five years of repression that followed, society was “cleansed” by the National Socialist regime. Undesirables were placed in camps where labor made them “free,” and normal rights of citizenship were taken from Jews. The Gestapo banned independent gun clubs and arrested their leaders. Gestapo counsel Werner Best issued a directive to the police forbidding issuance of firearm permits to Jews.
In 1938, Hitler signed a new Gun Control Act. Now that many “enemies of the state” had been removed from society, some restrictions could be slightly liberalized, especially for Nazi Party members. But Jews were prohibited from working in the firearms industry, and .22 caliber hollow-point ammunition was banned.
The time had come to launch a decisive blow to the Jewish community, to render it defenseless so that its “ill-gotten” property could be redistributed as an entitlement to the German “Volk.” The German Jews were ordered to surrender all their weapons, and the police had the records on all who had registered them. Even those who gave up their weapons voluntarily were turned over to the Gestapo.
This took place in the weeks before what became known as the Night of the Broken Glass, or Kristallnacht, occurred in November 1938. That the Jews were disarmed before it, minimizing any risk of resistance, is the strongest evidence that the pogrom was planned in advance. An incident was needed to justify unleashing the attack.
That incident would be the shooting of a German diplomat in Paris by a teenage Polish Jew. Hitler directed propaganda minister Josef Goebbels to orchestrate the Night of the Broken Glass. This massive operation, allegedly conducted as a search for weapons, entailed the ransacking of homes and businesses, and the arson of synagogues.
SS chief Heinrich Himmler decreed that 20 years be served in a concentration camp by any Jew possessing a firearm. Rusty revolvers and bayonets from the Great War were confiscated from Jewish veterans who had served with distinction. Twenty thousand Jewish men were thrown into concentration camps, and had to pay ransoms to get released.
No wonder that in 1941, just days before the Pearl Harbor attack, Congress reaffirmed Second Amendment rights and prohibited gun registration. In 1968, bills to register guns were debated, with opponents recalling the Nazi experience and supporters denying that the Nazis ever used registration records to confiscate guns. The bills were defeated, as every such proposal has been ever since, including recent “universal background check” bills.
As in Weimar Germany, some well-meaning people today advocate severe restrictions, including bans and registration, on gun ownership by law-abiding persons. Such proponents are in no sense “Nazis,” any more than were the Weimar officials who promoted similar restrictions. And it would be a travesty to compare today’s situation to the horrors of Nazi Germany.
As the writer from The National Review states in the end of their article, we are not comparing the people who organized the March for our Lives to “Nazis”, but I will say that those who are funding these nationwide protests, and are busing in children from every state, do NOT have the best interests of our Nation at heart.
The children who are taking part in the protest are but “useful idiots” in the grand scheme of things. They do not see this – they feel that they are doing a great service for their nation.
George Soros and his Bilderberg Group cronies have one thing on their minds about a disarmament of America; and that is the final takeover of the U.S. by U.N. forces and their dream of the NWO may finally be realized.
Pray for the lost! Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ! It is better to be rejected, yet plant seeds in the hearts of those who do not believe. God only knows whom He will send into that person’s life next to water those seeds.
While watching the student marches for “Gun Control” yesterday, I was reminded of an article which was written in 2015. Listed in this article are the Communist Goals for the long awaited demise of America. Most of the information in this piece was taken from this source.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Ephesians 6:12-13).
As I attempt to take in all that is happening at breakneck speed in America, I researched where these vile and ungodly practices originate. I knew that this was from the evil one, but I wanted to understand what Satan is using to destroy America, and what his end game is for this once great country.
As Christians, we know that Satan hates God. His attempt to usurp the throne of our Father was thwarted, and Satan and his dark angels were cast from heaven down to the earth. Since the time of the Garden of Eden, he has confused and lied to people in order that they would disobey God, and ultimately reject Him from their lives.
When we watch that which is happening in America, we must realize that the devil knows that his time is short. Atheism (Secular Humanism) is rampant all over the earth, but for this article I will focus on the U.S.
I happened upon a website which spoke about a book which was written in 1958. The publisher of the book was W. Cleon Skousen, and he exposed the history and goals of Communism. The name of that book is “The Naked Communist.”
Here are some of the 45 goals of Communism named in this book. I added my commentary to each goal:
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If the U.N. charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one world government with its own independent armed forces.
This will come to fruition before the Antichrist is revealed to the world.
15. Capture one or both political parties in the United States. (In David Horowitz’s book The Shadow Party, he shows how the Democratic Party is now under the control of what he calls the Shadow Party of Socialist-Communist influences.)
Is it not getting more and more difficult to distinguish between the two parties?
17. Get Control of the Schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the Party line in textbooks.
This was accomplished decades ago, with the most impact happening after Madalyn Murray O’Hair used the SCOTUS to abolish prayer and Bible reading in American schools.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
Check check – this has been accomplished.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
Again – mission accomplished.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. Eliminate all good sculptures from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.
I’ve always despised modern art and its chaotic nothingness.
23. Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
That is unless the “free speech” does not line up with the Leftist ideology.
25. Break down culture standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.
This was accomplished many decades ago.
26. Present homo-sexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
Can you say “Gay Marriage”?
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
I bolded this because as I watch what is happening in our country, I believe that we are clearly seeing this transformation of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, into a Social Gospel. Forget about the sinful nature of man, and the Love and Holiness of God demonstrated in Christ dying that horrific death on the Cross as payment for the sins of humanity. He did this so that whoever repented and believed could be reconciled to Him through His Son.
What we are seeing today in the Social Gospel seems right in the eyes of men and women, but don’t be fooled:
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:1-7). (Emphasis added)
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.” (A.C.L.U. lawyers accomplished this goal in a very short 4 years from publication of the book “The Naked Communist.”)
Accomplished by the evil one, using Madalyn Murray O’Hair – a secular humanist (she called herself an atheist)
The Separation of Church and State is found NOWHERE in the Constitution. This phrase was taken from a letter penned by Thomas Jefferson to a group of pastors from Danbury, CT. These men were fearful of the State setting up a religion. Jefferson’s letter was to reassure these men that this fear, although real, was unfounded and that they had nothing to fear from the government about their religious freedom.
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a world-wide basis. (In 2012, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg and A.C.L.U. member said exactly this while visiting Cairo, Egypt.)
This was one of the many goals Obama brought with him into his presidency. At every turn, he attempted to discredit and present our Constitution as outdated and in need of reform.
30. Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
Revisionist Historians have accomplished this by replacing true American history text books in our schools by Leftist rubbish.
31. Belittle all forms of American culture, and discourage the teaching of American history on the grounds that it was only a minor part of “the big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
Leftist liberals HATE America and that hatred permeates all forms of discourse by these people.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture, education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
Obama championed the Socialist movement. President Trump has attempted to bring back Patriotism and a love for our Republic, but I fear that the damage done was too wide spread. Draining the swamp is a catchy phrase, but in my opinion, 8 years of a Socialist regime is quite difficult to flush out.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
All of the unions are controlled and run by Socialist/Communists.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. (Then move the jobs overseas, to stifle the American economy. Import goods from other countries, to create an imbalance of trade.)
Obama made much headway in doing this, but he was stopped in his tracks by President Trump.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
This, among other satanic teachings, are at the top of the list for professors on campuses across America.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influences of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of the parents.
Do you remember Clinton’s book “It Takes a Village?”
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use “united force” to solve economic, political or social problems. (Occupy Wall Street was organized by Soros of the Communist Party.)
But certainly not when it comes to law abiding, America loving people who wish to exercise their right to bear arms; given to them in the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. Make no mistake – Soros bankrolled the “March for our Lives.” He was able to hide his association with it by changing the status of this non-profit. But his fingerprints are all over that march.
45. Repeal the Connally Reservation so the U.S. cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.
Then UN is working feverishly to bring this to fruition. They hate the sight of Nikki Haley because she represents a true and strong America.
Are any more words really necessary at this point? Obviously, Communism is the end game for Satan and his minions in America. As I read the goals of Communism, it almost took my breath away.
There is no doubt that this is where we are headed.
We have been given a reprieve by God in the last election. But do not be fooled – Satan has his hands in our government and does know that he has but a short time on this earth.
I believe that our most important mission as Christians is what it has always been and will continue to be:
Share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and make disciples of all nations.