Earlier this year, I reported on the unprecedented appointment of Argentinean Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
Bergoglio is the first Jesuit to sit as Pontiff. Since the formation of the Society of Jesus in 1534, the militant order has never achieved such high honor. …
Not only does the Vatican have its own observatory, it has more than one and they are staffed with and run by Jesuits. In fact, the Director of the Observatory is Father Jose Funes, a Jesuit from Argentina.
Funes shocked both Catholics and non-Catholic Christians with an amazing assertion in 2008: not only is “extraterrestrial life” a possibility but we should consider such aliens “brothers” who may not even need the Redemption of Jesus Christ. …
Francis I could play a vital role in this [alien] “disclosure”.
Since then, Bergoglio has been raising eyebrows with a surprising attack on the free market culminating in a shocking defense of stateism—the same vicious hand of government that has killed more human beings than any other force on Earth ever.
In his Apostolic Exhortation: Evangelii Gaudium, the Holy Father put “social justice” on the same footing as rescuing the unborn;
Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shalt not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills.
He directly and derisively attacked the economic policies espoused by President Ronald Reagan;
… some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized [sic] workings of the prevailing economic system.
He references the very real issue of wealth inequality and dramatic disparity between the Super Class and the rest of the working world but in a stunning shortsighted oversimplification chalks it up to evil “ideals”;
While the earnings of a minority are growing exponentially, so too is the gap separating the majority from the prosperity enjoyed by those happy few. This imbalance is the result of ideologies which defend the absolute autonomy of the marketplace and financial speculation. Consequently, they reject the right of states, charged with vigilance for the common good, to exercise any form of control. A new tyranny is thus born…
Bergoglio, as one of the most powerful men in the world, is either frighteningly naive or he’s purposely empowering by deception the very “tyranny” he decries.
America is the most prosperous nation in the world yet, even here, the reality of the wealth disparity between the Elite and the rest of U.S. citizens staggers the mind.
The cause of this disparity isn’t “ideals”, it’s the corrupt complicity of mega-business and government defined as “corporatism”:
Buffett, Champion Of Bailout, Is Also A Leading Beneficiary
Charles Piller, Sacramento Bee | April 3, 2009
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been lauded for his plainspoken denunciation of the greed and foolishness behind the economic crisis. He’s pushed the massive federal bailout of imploding banks as the essential response to an “economic Pearl Harbor.”
When Buffett speaks, people in high places listen. He’s so highly regarded that in a fall debate, both presidential candidates said they’d consider him for Treasury secretary.
A Sacramento Bee examination of regulatory records has found that his extensive holdings in financial firms have made Buffett, the world’s second-wealthiest person behind Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, one of the top beneficiaries of the banking bailout.
On Christmas Day, Pope Francis reached out to atheists in friendship under the auspices of cooperating towards “world peace”;
(Reuters) – Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called on atheists to unite with believers of all religions and work for “a homemade peace” that can spread across the world.
This was not the first time that Christ’s Vicar on Earth reached out to the Godless. Only a few months before, on the anniversary of 9/11, Bergoglio shockingly implied that those without God would be “forgiven” (in Christian parlance, that means “Saved” and enter into Heaven) as long as they were “good” people:
Pope Francis Reaches Out To Atheists And Agnostics
Nick Squires, UK Telegraph
5:03PM BST 11 Sep 2013
The Pope has struck a surprisingly conciliatory tone towards atheists and agnostics, saying that God will “forgive” them as long as they behave morally and live according to their consciences. …
“God forgives those who obey their conscience,” he wrote in the unprecedented letter, the latest example of the markedly different tone and style from his predecessors that he has set since being elected in March. …
He said that the “mercy of God has no limits” and encompassed even non-believers…
The Pope’s reaching out to atheists echoes a homily he delivered in May, when he said that even atheists could be welcomed into heaven. That declaration caused consternation among Vatican officials, with a spokesman later appearing to backtrack on the Pope’s remarks, saying that people who do not believe in God “cannot be saved”.
Although the necessity of Christ for Salvation is a favorite media trap—
—those who get snagged by it haven’t been reading their Bibles:
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of the people, if we are on trial today for a benefit done to a sick man, as to how this man has been made well, let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the Name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this Name this man stands here before you in good health. He is the Stone which was rejected by you, the builders, but which became the Chief Corner Stone. And there is Salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under Heaven that has been given among men by which we must be Saved.” ~ Acts 4:8-12
For the wages of sin is death, but the Free Gift of God is Eternal Life in Christ Jesus our Lord! ~ Romans 6:23
For by Grace you have been Saved through Faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the Gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. ~ Ephesians 2:8-9
Is there a tenet of the Christian Faith more important than this? It is truly disconcerting that the man who leads over 1 billion of the world’s population could actually be deceiving them on their very path to Heaven.
CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?
For a Pope who’s been in office less than a year, Jorge Bergoglio has been busy stirring controversy.
In an exclusive interview for the Catholic magazine America, Bergoglio chided Catholics for being “obsessed” with issues like abortion and homosexual marriage, even suggesting that such focus is “disjointed”:
“We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible. I have not spoken much about these things, and I was reprimanded for that. But when we speak about these issues, we have to talk about them in a context. The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.”
“The dogmatic and moral teachings of the church are not all equivalent. The church’s pastoral ministry cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently.”
He then went on to suggest that homosexuals need not repent of their lifestyles as part of their commitment to Christ:
“…if a homosexual person is of good will and is in search of God, I am no one to judge. By saying this, I said what the catechism says. Religion has the right to express its opinion in the service of the people, but God in creation has set us free: it is not possible to interfere spiritually in the life of a person.
“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.”
Although the media lauded this as “open” and “inclusive” for homosexuals, more “Conservative” voices like those of Franklin Graham (son of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham) were somewhat less enthused.
Homosexuality has been in the headlines a lot, lately but much of what has gone “viral” about the “Duck Dynasty” debacle can be chalked up to backlash from the incessant propagandizing and iron-fisted tyranny of the new “inclusiveness”.
Families who rang in 2014 with the Tournament of the Roses parade got to see two men marrying each other atop the “AIDS float”.
In New Mexico, a court has told a Christian photography business they will photograph homosexual weddings regardless of their religious conviction.
In Colorado, another judge told Christian Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop, that he will produce cakes for homosexual weddings.
Today, homosexuality is no longer an issue of privacy but of a new culture forced upon American citizens by the iron fist of government.
Perhaps this is all the more reason why Christian leaders like the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church should be doubling down on Biblical absolutes rather than hand-waving them for the sake of “inclusive tolerance”.
By Scriptural doctrine, homosexuality is a sin:
You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. ~Leviticus 18:22
…do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the Kingdom of God. Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God. ~ I Corinthians 6:9-11
As the above passage shows, it is sin just as adultery is, or lying, or addiction to pornography. As Christians, we understand that the key to receiving forgiveness in Christ is acknowledgement of that sin and repentance from it. There is no reason to demagogue homosexuality nor is there reason to give the practice preference nor consider it equal with the holy and ancient sacrament of heterosexual marriage. Even Greece at the height of her debauchery never did away with heterosexual marriage nor substituted homosexual relationships for it.
One of the most well-known passages in the world of Christ’s forgiveness is the adulterous woman paraded before Jesus in a test of His Compassion (found in John 8:1-11). Even non-Christians can quote the immortal Words “he who is without sin may cast the first stone” of execution. But very few know what He said next to the woman standing alone:
“Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.”
THE LAST POPE?
I leave that determination up to each individual reader but what I can show you is chilling proof that a powerful apparatus of disinformation appears to be shielding Bergoglio.
A few weeks ago, this article appeared from the web site “Diversity Chronicle” (below is an excerpt):
The Third Vatican Council concluded today with Pope Francis announcing that Catholicism is now a “modern and reasonable religion, which has undergone evolutionary changes. The time has come to abandon all intolerance. We must recognize that religious truth evolves and changes. Truth is not absolute or set in stone. Even atheists acknowledge the divine. Through acts of love and charity the atheist acknowledges God as well, and redeems his own soul, becoming an active participant in the redemption of humanity.”
“Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity. God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a literary device. Hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God” Pope Francis declared.
In a speech that shocked many, the Pope claimed “All religions are true, because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. What other kind of truth is there? In the past, the church has been harsh on those it deemed morally wrong or sinful. Today, we no longer judge. Like a loving father, we never condemn our children. Our church is big enough for heterosexuals and homosexuals, for the pro-life and the pro-choice! For conservatives and liberals, even communists are welcome and have joined us. We all love and worship the same God.”
As soon as one realizes there is no such thing as a “Third Vatican Council” you have a sense that you are being played but the writer has cleverly woven actual statements from the Pope into this deception.
Concerned Christians and Liberty-minded Patriots have already used this as a reference only to be laughed at and dismissed—all issues dismissed, including the very real questions about the new Vicar’s theology.
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The overwhelming number of Right-minded media referenced easily leads you to believe this site is targeting them for such disinformation.
—And protecting the questionable doctrines of Jorge Bergoglio appears to be their latest effort.
Is Jesus Christ behind His Vicar or perhaps a power somewhat more sinister?