Pope Benedict XVI warns that the Catholic Church is facing a “deep crisis” following reforms of the Second Vatican Council that was held in 1965.
LifeSite reported on an interview granted to Avvenire, the daily newspaper of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, in which the retired Pontiff refers to a “two-sided deep crisis” in the Church.
Among Benedict’s concerns are the belief that other religions are equal to Christianity in obtaining salvation and the change in dogma that lessens fears that one’s eternal salvation can be lost.
“The missionaries of the 16th century were convinced that the unbaptized person is lost forever,” Benedict said. “After the [Second Vatican] Council, this conviction was definitely abandoned. The result was a two-sided, deep crisis. Without this attentiveness to the salvation, the Faith loses its foundation.”
As for the universalist view that all those outside the Catholic Church can be saved, which was adopted after Vatican II, Benedict asks, “Why should you try to convince the people to accept the Christian faith when they can be saved even without it?”
The view also prevents Catholics themselves from seeing a need to practice their faith, he said.
Why should the Christian be bound to the necessity of the Christian Faith and its morality?” he asked. “But if Faith and Salvation are not any more interdependent, even Faith becomes less motivating.”
Even less acceptable, Benedict said, “is the solution proposed by the pluralistic theories of religion, for which all religions, each in its own way, would be ways of salvation and, in this sense, must be considered equivalent in their effects.”
The “Holy Catholic Church” has a serious problem. Not only do this religious movement, have two infallible popes. They disagree on what salvation is. And both of them are wrong.
Pope Benedict holds on the the classical heretical pre Vatican II council view, that there is no salvation outside the RCC. Only those who take the “holy eucharist” and continue to do so, can be saved.
For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.
The present Jesuit Pope believe that all who love “god”, will be saved. Regardless if they ever will visit a Roman Catholic shrine or not.
The truth is that only those who have made Jesus their God and Master will be saved. In this way salvation is exclusive. In this way Pope Benedict is right. But all who have other middle men between God and them selves, will eventually perish. That includes all Roman Catholics who pray to “Mary”, saints and madonnas in their tens of thousand. Pope Benedict him self act like a pagan, and he’s follow a falls “Christ” who is supposed to accept this kind of paganism in the name of Christendom.
What about Pope Francis?
The truth is that all men can be saved. Jesus died for the sins of all men. In this way, salvation is more than anything inclusive. The Jesuit Pope has partly understood. But Francis has twisted the message, and deceive millions of souls, by denying that Jesus demand a surrender to Him as Lord and savior. To be included in those who will be welcomed inside the Kingdom of Heaven.
All who believe in the Messiah, must reject both these Popes. Non of them have understood the gospel. Not of the represent God of the Bible.
Written by Ivar