There are two people of whom I write more than any others. One is George Soros and the other Pope Francis.
Which man is more evil? Well, that’s a toss-up.
One of the many articles I have written on this pope was about his words compared to the Word of God.
I’m taking certain quotes from one article titled
Quotes from Pope Francis Compared to the Bible
“Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good… Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.” ~Pope Francis
Brethren, do you notice in this quote that the pope is encouraging people towards what they think is good. Let’s not forget this.
“Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.” ~Pope Francis
And in this quote, the pope declares that every one is a child of God. As remnant Christians, we know that this is not Scriptural. But please remember how forgiving and tolerant the pope is towards unbelievers – he even gives a silent blessing to them.
“From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.” ~Pope Francis
A divine light is within each of us? REALLY? I am assuming this would include murderers, witches, thieves and liars and on and on………Remember this, brethren.
“A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: ‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person.” ~Pope Francis
Always consider the person – is that right, Francis? How very compassionate of you.
“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn’t marginalize people for this. They must be integrated into society.” ~Pope Francis
Indeed Francis – who are you to judge?
Brethren, please keep these quotes fresh in your minds as you read the latest from Pope Francis.
Why does it seem like virtually everyone wants to attack Christian fundamentalists these days? Two weeks ago, Pope Francis made some extremely controversial remarks, but those remarks really didn’t get much attention from the mainstream media. Of course if the Pope had targeted the LGBTQ community or some other favored group, it would have instantly made headlines all over the globe. But he didn’t. Instead, Pope Francis specifically attacked fundamentalists, and in today’s world that is considered to be perfectly okay. The following comes from the official transcript of the remarks that the Pope made on the 18th of November…
Beware of the fundamentalist groups: everyone has his own. In Argentina too there is a little fundamentalist corner. And let us try, with fraternity, to go forward. Fundamentalism is a scourge and all religions have some kind of fundamentalist first cousin there, which forms a group.
Ostensibly, these remarks apply to fundamentalists from all religions. But by mentioning Argentina, the Pope made it exceedingly clear who his real target was.
There aren’t any “Muslim fundamentalists” or “Hindu fundamentalists” in Argentina. The fundamentalists that he was referring to are the Christian fundamentalists in Argentina, and in the very next sentence he denounced such people as “a scourge”.
Of course “a scourge” is another way of saying “a plague”, and what do we try to do to “a plague” when one breaks out?
That is something to think about.
And although the term “fundamentalist” is now sometimes used to refer to other religions, from the very beginning it has always been a Christian term. The following comes from the Encyclopedia Britannica…
Christian fundamentalism, movement in American Protestantism that arose in the late 19th century in reaction to theological modernism, which aimed to revise traditional Christian beliefs to accommodate new developments in the natural and social sciences, especially the theory of biological evolution. In keeping with traditional Christian doctrines concerning biblical interpretation, the mission of Jesus Christ, and the role of the church in society, fundamentalists affirmed a core of Christian beliefs that included the historical accuracy of the Bible, the imminent and physical Second Coming of Jesus Christ, and Christ’s Virgin Birth, Resurrection (see resurrection), and Atonement (see atonement). Fundamentalism became a significant phenomenon in the early 20th century and remained an influential movement in American society into the 21st century.
So what is a “Christian fundamentalist”?
Well, it is basically someone that believes the Bible is literally true, that believes that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again, and that believes that Jesus is coming back someday.
In other words, the Pope considers millions upon millions of American Christians to be a plague that is infecting our planet
During those same remarks on the 18th of November, the Pope also once again pushed his “interreligious cooperation” agenda…
As I said during the World Conference of Human Fraternity: “There is no alternative: we will either build the future together or there will not be a future. Religions, in particular, cannot renounce the urgent task of building bridges between peoples and cultures. The time has come when religions should more actively exert themselves, with courage and audacity, and without pretence, to help the human family deepen the capacity for reconciliation, the vision of hope and the concrete paths of peace” (4 February 2019). Our religious traditions are a necessary source of inspiration to foster a culture of encounter. It is fundamental for there to be interreligious cooperation, based on the promotion of sincere and respectful dialogue that goes towards unity without confusion, maintaining identities. But a unity that transcends the mere political pact.”
This Pope has become increasingly aggressive in his efforts to foster unity among the various major religions of the world. Last month, he held a much publicized meeting with Thailand’s supreme Buddhist patriarch Somdej Phra Maha Muneewong. That historic meeting was held at Bangkok’s famous Ratchabophit Temple, and the Pope met with the Buddhist patriarch directly in front of a 150-year-old gold statue of Buddha. The Pope even removed his shoes as a sign of respect for the Buddhist temple.
Pope Francis also brought a gift for the Buddhist patriarch. It was a copy of a document entitled “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” which the Pope and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar both signed in Abu Dhabi last February. The following is what Vatican News had to say about the exchange of this gift…
Pope Francis presented gifts to the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch, including a copy of the Abu Dhabi Declaration on “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together”. The Pope signed the document together with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, during his visit to the United Arab Emirates in February this year.
According to Cardinal Ayuso, including the Abu Dhabi Declaration among the gifts exchanged, highlighted the importance of spreading its message on Human Fraternity for peace and coexistence beyond the Middle East to Asia.
“Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” sounds like an innocent title, but it is actually a loose blueprint for uniting the various religions of the world.
For example, at one point in the document it specifically says that the fact that there is such a diversity of religions in the world has been “willed by God in His wisdom”…
“The pluralism and the diversity of religions, colour, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives. Therefore, the fact that people are forced to adhere to a certain religion or culture must be rejected, as too the imposition of a cultural way of life that others do not accept.”
In other words, this document is saying that God is pleased with all of the religions of the world and that they exist because it was His will for them to do so.
And the document concludes with an appeal for “reconciliation and fraternity” among the various religions of the world in order that “universal peace” may be achieved…
In conclusion, our aspiration is that:
this Declaration may constitute an invitation to reconciliation and fraternity among all believers, indeed among believers and non-believers, and among all people of good will;
this Declaration may be an appeal to every upright conscience that rejects deplorable violence and blind extremism; an appeal to those who cherish the values of tolerance and fraternity that are promoted and encouraged by religions;
this Declaration may be a witness to the greatness of faith in God that unites divided hearts and elevates the human soul;
this Declaration may be a sign of the closeness between East and West, between North and South, and between all who believe that God has created us to understand one another, cooperate with one another and live as brothers and sisters who love one another.
This is what we hope and seek to achieve with the aim of finding a universal peace that all can enjoy in this life.
On the political front, globalism may have lost some momentum, but in religious circles it is steaming right along.
The push for a one world religion is happening right out in the open, and very few people seem alarmed by it. source
We read quotes from Pope Francis regarding all types of people, no matter what they believe or have done, the pope speaks highly of them. He even says that those who don’t believe at all, these are still children of God.
Regarding homosexuality the pope asks “Who am I to judge?”
But as we read the latest proclamations from Francis, we see that he views Christian Fundamentalists as “A Scourge.” This is the same man who has appeared in videos almost like a grandfather – pleading with Protestants to come home to the “Mother church.”
Oh NO Francis – the Remnant church is HOME. To return to Rome would be the same as turning our backs on our Lord and Savior.
The Vatican with Francis at the helm, is most certainly fomenting the One World Religion before our very eyes. But we should not be alarmed by this. It is clearly Bible Prophecy being fulfilled. God is in control!
The more we see this man and hear the things which proceed from his mouth; the more we wonder……..ARE YOU THE FALSE PROPHET?
I would say that Francis could very well be.
7 thoughts on “Pope Francis Declares That Christian Fundamentalists Are “A Scourge””
Hmmm, interesting. I very highly doubt that Pope Francis is evil. You have compiled a list of his bad traits, but we’re all sinful, and most of what he’s said simply reinforces his humanity. A man blessed with the mantle of God and with his good attributes in play is not the likely candidate as a false prophet. However, you have done a wonderful job writing on this, and I look forward to some more posts on this subject!
The Woman Rides the Beast by Dave Hunt:
I remember growing up Catholic in the 70’s and attending Catholic schools, when I asked if I could read the Bible I was told definitely not! The priest has to interpret it for us, if a person reads the Bible without interpretation they will go insane! Praise to the Lord Jesus Christ I eventually DID read the bible myself: the scales came off of my eyes, my eyes and my heart were opened to the truth, & I became a born again believer. ♥
Thank you Geri for a very insightful article. I believe the pope, though maybe not this particular pope, is to be the false prophet. And that the rcc is indeed the harlot of Rev.17,18. So we must be careful not to incorporate any of her doctrines into what we believe for justification. Yet that is exactly what the evangelical protestants (e/p) have done because the so called reformers like Martin Luther and John Calvin were Augustinians.
They believe just as the rcc doctor of theology Augustine taught. That all men are guilty of the original sin of Adam by imputation, which Paul refutes in Rom.5:13. And that all men are sinners by nature because of inheritance, which God refutes in Gen.3:22. So neither of these are found anywhere in the Bible. But, find their genesis only in the foundational teachings of the rcc.
So by this e/p’s have actually remained fundamentally Roman Catholic and most don’t even realize it. Because they are never taught the truth about the origins of these doctrines in church. Which is why as the article said the pope refers to protestants as the daughters of the rcc. Because it is these doctrines that are the foundation of what they believe about God, Jesus, and the atonement. The very foundations of the faith.
Which is why we see men like Billy Graham saying things like this, “I’ve found that my beliefs are essentially the same as those of orthodox Roman Catholics, we only differ on some matters of later church tradition”. And men like Geoffrey Grider at NTEB saying things like this in reference to original sin, “Not all of what the rcc teaches is false doctrine”. And websites like gotquestions.org saying things like this, “He(Augustine) is revered as the “Doctor of the Church” according to Roman Catholicism. Augustine is also considered by evangelical Protestants to have correctly understood and taught the biblical doctrines of the depravity of man and the sovereignty of God’s grace in salvation.”
So to be fair e/p’s find their disagreement only in the rcc’s later traditions just as Billy Graham said of his own beliefs. But, are in complete agreement with her foundational doctrines.
In this video I try to explain the difference between the fundamental doctrines of the rcc that e/p’s have complete agreement with. Making them daughters of the rcc as the pope says. And the contrast to these doctrines that are found in the plain language of the Bible. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dFSfGvjcwLI
Even so… Maranatha!!
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