Pope Francis on Monday declared that everyone has the right to be baptised, even aliens should they come knocking on the church’s door.
Christians cannot “close the door” to all those who seek baptism even if they are “green men, with a long nose and big ears, like children draw,” the pope said at his daily mass, according to Vatican Radio.
“If tomorrow, for example, an expedition of Martians arrives and some of them come to us… and if one of them says: ‘Me, I want to be baptised!’, what would happen?” Francis said in another display of his lively sense of humour.
The Argentine pontiff known for his down-to-earth style has often used colourful and humourous expressions to make his points on the direction of the Roman Catholic Church.
On baptism Francis has stressed that it should not be refused, especially to children whose parents may be breaking Church rules such as living together as an unmarried couple.
As for his humour, the first Latin American pope showed it from the beginning right after being chosen leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics in March last year
A Martian is a native inhabitant of the planet Mars.
To claim that baptism is for everyone, regardless of their life in sin, and even their lack of faith, is another example of the lawless element of the Roman Catholic doctrine of infant “baptism”.
John said to the crowds coming out to be baptised by him, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our father.” For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham.
John the Baptist demanded fruits of repentance, before He baptized. Neither an Martian, nor an infant can display such fruits of repentance.
It was John the Baptist who immersed Jesus the Messiah into the river Jordan. The Baptism of the Messiah sets the standard for all true followers of the living God, who appeared in flesh. All true followers are called to follow the example of their master, also in His Baptism. And to walk on Earth the way Yeshua did.
‘We can,’ they answered. Jesus said to them, ‘You will drink the cup I drink and be baptised with the baptism I am baptised with.
The Pope do neither teach correct about baptism. Nor does he represent the living God of Israel, and Yeshua the Messiah of Nazareth.
Written by Ivar