Think about this, brethren:
- Francis wants all Protestant Christians to “come home” to the Catholic Church
- Francis is unapologetically SOCIALIST
- Francis sides with the Palestinians
- Francis is now on his mission to Muslim countries
It seems that Francis is including the Muslim World in his ecumenical madness!
Can you say ONE WORLD RELIGION?
VATICAN CITY: When Francis becomes the first pope to visit the Arabian peninsula on Sunday, he takes another important step in his efforts to build bridges with Islam and confirms inter-religious dialogue as a keystone of his papacy.
In the long, complicated and often bloody history of papal relations with the Muslim world, Argentine pontiff Jorge Bergoglio stands out for his fraternal language and broader desire to reach out across religious divides.
“Pope Francis is different from his predecessor Benedict XVI because he prefers interpersonal encounters to theological subtleties,” said Valentino Cottini who teaches Islamic-Christian relations at the Pontifical Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (PISAI) in Rome.
Retired German pope Benedict XVI, a theologian, spoke the most about Islam, giving 188 speeches on the subject. But years of glacial relations followed his decision to quote a XIVth century Byzantine emperor who spoke of against Islam.
He insisted the comment during a 2006 speech at Regensburg in Germany did not reflect his own views but the damage was done and street protests erupted in the Muslim world. (emphasis added)
Pope Francis, however, avoids analyzing the Qur’an.
His constant appeals for refugees to be welcomed, many of whom are Muslim, have helped win him support from the community, just as when he brought three Muslim families back on the papal plane from the Greek island of Lesbos.
In 2016 and 2017 the spiritual leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics met with the imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar University, Sunni Islam’s highest body, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb. (emphasis added)
Tayeb, an Islamic philosophy lecturer critical of jihadists who draw inspiration from hard-line salafism, will again meet with the pope on Monday in the United Arab Emirates for an international inter-religious meeting.
To read the rest of the arabnews article click here
What We Were NOT Told
Years ago, after Pope Benedict XVI “stepped down” from his papal role in the Vatican, many were shocked. It had not been since 1400 that a pope resigned.
Pope Benedict was a very conservative minded man. There are two separate issues which came into play for this man to step down.
Personally, I do not believe that he voluntarily stepped down. I believe that he was forced out and was given the option to tell the world that he was merely stepping down from his position.
I am republishing two separate articles I wrote to help the reader to understand what truly happened.
First article from 2017:
Remember when Pope Benedict resigned and how the world was so shocked? No pope had resigned since 1400. It certainly was a hush hush matter at the Vatican. Not much was said nor explained except that this was the choice of Pope Benedict.
I think not.
I think that this was the choice of the powers that be inside the Vatican – they made the decision that this man should step down; and the reason will shock you.
I was aware of what Pope Benedict had done before his resignation, but I did not know the impact it would have, nor how the Vatican’s relationship with the Muslim world would be a key factor in the changes which came to fruition when Pope Francis took the papal throne.
At a commencement at a University in Regensburg, Bavaria, Pope Benedict spoke words which, although very true, Muslim clerics found to be offensive and disparaging to Islam.
From Benedict’s Speech:
“Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”
The Muslim Response to Pope Benedict’s words:
From Arabnews.com (March 3, 2013)
Pope Benedict’s Resignation and Interfaith Dialogues (remember this is from arabnews.com)
WHEN Pope Benedict XVI formally resigned last Thursday (Feb. 28), it was a dramatic moment. No pope had resigned since 1400, historians said. However, what I would like to address here is how Benedict’s papacy tried to reverse advances made in Catholic dialogue with other religions, especially Muslims, and what to expect from the new pope.
Early in his tenure, Pope Benedict XVI set the tone in his relationship with Islam and Muslims. In a speech he gave in Regensburg, Germany, in September 2006, he demonstrated poor understanding of Islam’s history and teachings.
The pope cited a 14th-century Byzantine emperor’s offensive remarks about Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He then went on to accuse Muslims of spreading their faith by the sword, of intolerance toward those who differed with them, and that those attitudes were deeply rooted in their faith. None of these claims were true, of course, as many historians have since taken the pope to task for being so cavalier about the facts of history.
Muslims were deeply offended. There were uproar and widespread public protests throughout the Muslim world, as well as condemnations by scores of heads of state and religious leaders.
Many took the pope’s 2006 remarks not as an academic faux pas, but as an expression of deep hostility toward Muslims and their faith, calculated to reverse decades of Muslim-Christian dialogue that had led to significant achievements in improving their relationship.
It was especially ironic that the head of the Catholic church was critical of what he claimed to be Muslims’ intolerance toward non-Muslims, and their hostility to science and reason during their history. He could not have been unaware of the church’s bloody wars against non-Catholics, Muslims included, the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, burning at the stake of scientists and heretics. All of those events took place during a time when Muslims encouraged scientific innovation and tolerated heretics and non-Muslims, including many Christian churches that have survived until today, while they were made extinct in regions under the papacy’s influence.
Although Pope Benedict has since apologized for the Regensburg offensive remarks, the Vatican under his leadership continued to undo the work undertaken by his predecessors to improve dialogue within the Catholic Church and with other faiths.
It turned out that undermining dialogue with Muslims was just a small part of a greater project to unravel reforms undertaken under the Second Vatican Council 1962-1965 (Vatican II, for short), the most significant conclave in the Church’s modern history that has in many ways changed its character, direction and relations with the modern world. –source
The Second Vatican Council and Changes Towards Islam
Number 841 in the book of Catechism was added during the Second Vatican Council. It reads:
841 “The Church’s relationship with the Muslims. “The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.” -source
I do hope that this article has brought clarity to why Pope Benedict had to step down from his position. I do not believe that this was a decision he made on his own. The globalists are pressuring many within the Vatican, and Pope Francis is quite obviously a Leftist/Marxist Globalist himself! The globalists were successful in getting “their man” into the highest position in the Vatican.
Now we see Pope Francis bringing Muslim clerics to pray with him into the Vatican. This pope seems to be striving for a One World Religion. According to Francis – even atheists can go to heaven!
Second Reason Benedict Stepped Down
Because of Benedict’s conservative views, he was also very tough on priests who were caught after many years of molesting children in the church. He never made excuses for them. He demanded swift action by the Vatican to relieve these men of their positions and to bring charges against them.
St. Sebastian’s Angels (A website for Gay priests to gather)
I wrote an article not long ago about a large group of gay priests. They call themselves “St. Sebastian’s Angels.” They actually have their own website. It was a very difficult piece for me to write; I felt physically sick when I read the words of these men. One of the main points about this group of men is that they detested Pope Benedict.
I will post the link to the article here:
St. Sebastian’s Angels: A Network of Gay Priests <click to read
In the dialogue between these gay priests on their website, you will see how they talked about Pope Benedict. They HATED him because he was not putting up with homosexuality in the priesthood. They would laugh at him and disparage him because he was from Germany. Sometimes during the chat they called him Hitler.
Brethren, if we look at the years that Pope Francis has been in power, we see an ultra-liberal man, who now is trying to coverup and even exonerate priests who are pedophiles and have ruined the lives of untold number of children through the years.
Francis has been calling for Protestants to “Return to Rome.” He is a pope who is striving for a One World Religion – his Ecumenism is proof of that.
So, here we have two men – one very conservative who fought for the damaged children of abusers in the Catholic Church. A conservative who would not put up with homosexual priests. And a man who spoke truth to the world about Islam. He was in no way politically correct.
And then there is Francis who is the polar opposite of Benedict. He attempted to cover up the problem of pedophile priests, and now is wanting to pardon them; along with his liberal Marxist/Socialist ways, this has prompted many in the Vatican to ask for his resignation. It will be so interesting to see how this plays out.
Now there is a theologian wanting to investigate the so-called resignation of Pope Benedict. Pope Francis has spoken more about “Global warming” and redistribution of wealth, than he has about Jesus Christ and his Gospel!
But after all, we are talking about the Catholic Church which is a cult.
Many of us wonder if Francis might be the False Prophet spoken of in God’s Word. If he is not – he is certainly a “type” and foreshadowing of that False Prophet.
I am hoping that this article has brought some clarity to many about Benedict and Francis as the events in the Vatican continue to unfold.
Brethren, these are such wicked times, and they are such as we’ve not seen in our lifetimes. I pray right along with all of you that our Lord Jesus is coming soon to rapture His own!
This place is certainly not our home!