Pope Francis offered another gesture to Catholics who are estranged from the church, saying he respects them but that God is waiting for them.
Francis made the comments after he celebrated Epiphany, a major Catholic feast day that recalls the visit to the infant Jesus Christ by three kings.
“I would like to tell all those who feel far from God and the church — and I say this respectfully to those who are afraid or indifferent: The Lord calls you and wants you to be part of his people and does so with great respect and love!” Francis said.
“The Lord doesn’t proselytize, he gives love and this love looks for you, waits for you — for you who don’t believe or have drifted away. This is the love of God.”
Francis has made a priority of reaching out to atheists and Catholics marginalized by their church, particularly gays. He has tasked priests, bishops and cardinals with going out to preach on the margins of society and not wait for the faithful to come back to the church.
Francis himself is leaving the Vatican on Monday to go visit a Rome church where parishioners are acting out Jesus’ nativity scene.
Claiming that God “do not proselyte”, is utter non biblical rubbish.
All Christians are called to walk in talk, and to make disciples. To call people to surrender their life to Jesus the Messiah, and make Him Lord and God in their life.
And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
The Pope present a spineless, aloof and slumbering “god”, some kind of “Father Christmas”, which is only good. A “god” that is not concerned about sin and lawlessness, and not demanding repentance from a life in sin.
‘“These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
People who listen to this kind of faithlessness in the name if Jesus, are basically not interested in the gospel. The Pope present to us a different “Jesus”, walks in a different spirit, and present to us a fake gospel, that is no gospel at all. Only a mixed soup of hallow philosophy and humanism.
For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
The Pope is a liar and a deceiver of the flock. He gives you a copy-cat Messiah, who leads him and all his followers, towards the gates of Hell.
Repent or perish.
Written by Ivar
This Pope has a special role in the end times, be it false prophet, anti-christ, or something else. He has taken a grip on The John Birch Society and the last two “The New American” magazines they published has been singing praises to the catholic church. One proclaimed the inquisitions were the work of God and was needed to keep liberals from destroying church life. They also proclaimed in that pro-inquisition article that the pope during the time of Hitler was a good guy and hero of the holocaust. He was backing Hitler in his quest until Hitler decided he was going to be the world leader and dethrone everyone even the Pope. The second article was praising the Pope in an attempt to say he supports capitalism even though his comments was aimed at saying capitalism is evil and needs to be done away with. The JBS leadership has gone nuts. I guess this was inevitable when their president/CEO was trained and educated by Jesuits and only has the highest praise for the Jesuits. The Pope is a false messiah/anti-christ because he claims and tries to take the place of Yeshua as Pope to all loyal Catholics! Our only hope is in Yeshua! May YHWH have mercy on our unworthy and pathetic souls!
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Your comment is misinformed. The Pope isn’t against evangelism, missionary activity, making disciples, or repentance from sin. This is evident if you read what Francis himself writes and says.
When he mentions proselytizing, he means attempts to make converts the wrong way, i.e. not out of love or by methods inconsistent with the gospel.
See ‘Resurrection or Crucifixion.’
Isa 28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, Will be trampled underfoot;
On Jan 8, 2014, the Lord showed me several images of pope Francis. However, in all of those images, the mitre [tall hat] was twice the size it should have been. The enlarged mitre speaks of big plans and pride.
The pope is the false prophet, a religious figure [worship, Rev 13:11], rather than the anti-Christ, a military figure [war, Rev 13:4]. The false prophet may benefit from the anti-Christ’s military authority, and the anti-Christ may benefit from the false prophet’s religious authority.
False prophet indeed. The mitre is from the Babylonian mystery religion, where Nimrod (as high priest) would wear a huge fish which had been gutted. He would don the gutted fish with head attached to give honor to the false god Dagon (demon). This pagan attire migrated into the RCC. Sadly, others outside the RCC also wear this tribute to Dagon.
btw – Dagon is the god of the Philistines. So, all of those who claim to descend from Philistines . . . well, we see from who you take your orders.
Tanakh references: Joshua 15:41, Joshua 19:27, Judges 16:23, 1 Samuel 5:2 thru 5:7, 1 Chronicles 10:10
How can pope Francis deceive the world? One method is false compassion. Compassion is good, but if it is not from God, then it is false compassion. This is the fruit of the tree of the *knowledge of good and evil [Gen 2:17].
Another verse that comes to me is 1 Cor 8:1,
“Now concerning things offered to idols: We know that we all have *knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.”
The context here speaks of idolatry. False compassion is a form of idolatry. False compassion gives us the appearance of being good and people will know us by our fruit [external]. We need to ask God for discernment so that we may know other people’s motives [internal].
In 2013, the Lord showed me pope Francis at his inauguration and he was carrying a papal staff. The Lord referred to the staff as the ‘sword of satan.’ The pope was using the staff as a barge pole to propel himself [plans] forward.
The Lord also showed me the Joker, TV Batman, and the Penguin. The current pope is a hybrid of the Joker [evil but has a sense of humour] and TV Batman [good but bats prefer darkness]. The Penguin wears a black and white costume [contrast].
There has been a change. TV Batman’s costume was partly grey [mixture of black and white, many shades, shadows], but Batman’s costume in ‘The Dark Knight’ is completely black. In a dream, Lena Em saw the pope wearing a black costume. “Pope Francis Recruiting Antichrist? Dream.”
Lord, thankyou for your light.
Further to ‘The Dark Knight,’ Christian Bale also played Batman in ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’”
1. I believe the interpretation is that the pope is an actor in costume.
2. The name Christian incorporates the name ‘Christ’ and the pope
is connected to the name ‘Christ.’ The name of the writer,
producer, and director is Christopher Nolan.
3. The word ‘rises’ in the title could speak of to ascend or pride
[see *Isa 14:13-14].
4. The name of the supervillian Bane is similar to the real name
Bale. The character of Bane is based on Knightfall
[see *Isa 14:12] and he considers himself to be a liberator
I don’t want to read meaning into the movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’
However, there are parallels between the rise of pope Francis and the rise of Batman. There is spiritual darkness in the Batican and there is darkness in the batcave. Here is a prophecy about pope Francis:
“His loyalty is to the beast and how he will laugh and sneer at My sacred servants who will support him [the Joker?]…The false prophet — he who poses as the leader of My Church — is ready to wear the robes, which were not made for him [Batman costume?].”
March 8th, 2013, Maria Divine Mercy
In contrast to ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ a scene in the movie ‘Paradise Road’ was filmed on our property:
Unfortunately, I am not a superhero.
Confirmation Jan 13 AUS, Jan 12 USA
“Much used to be done about My Blood in My Blood. It was a Bloody Gospel, but was full of life. But the ‘Bloody Gospel’ has been put aside; to pat the hand of others and give sympathy. And really what happened was that it became a COUNTERFEIT COMPASSION that really encouraged the flesh, rather than bringing the flesh into obedience to the Word. And there is going to be a flipping of that, that you are going to see happen.”
Eileen Fisher: Press Forward In the Run of Faith