Pope Francis disagrees with Jesus' teaching
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#1 Sep 12, 2013
In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblica newspaper, Eugenio Scalfari, stating that non-believers would be forgiven by God if they followed their consciences.
Responding to a list of questions published in the paper by Mr Scalfari, who is not a Roman Catholic, Francis wrote:You ask me if the God of the Christians forgives those who dont believe and who dont seek the faith. I start by saying and this is the fundamental thing that Gods mercy has no limits if you go to him with a sincere and contrite heart. The issue for those who do not believe in God is to obey their conscience.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
King James Version (KJV)
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
#2 Sep 13, 2013
This Pope is great.
There are many nonbelievers who live a good moral life. There are many people brought up in the world far removed from Christianity who are truly good people. Why would adjust God condemn them after they die and they reach an afterlife? Couldn't St Peter read from the book of life and decide whether they have a final chance at being saved?
This has always been my opinion. It's the heart not the mind that will get you into heaven. The people who spread fear and condemn people with the fire of hell instead of a helping hand or shoulder to lean on will be in for a big surprise too. They have their spot but it's big enough for everyone who deserves it.
#3 Sep 13, 2013
...why would you care what a follower of the most violent book ever written by man "thinks?"
Total number killed by God in the Bible
- Using biblical numbers only: 2,821,364
...what's your favorite part of the bible?...is it the child eating?...the child murder/sacrifice?...the bible's obsession for penises?
...sick belief you have, you should keep your mental illness to yourself.
#4 Sep 13, 2013
Pope Francis is not a Christian. Just another loser the Vatican chose to save face in the times of crisis.
#5 Sep 13, 2013
You must care somewhat to be able to get such an exact number and you must like the pecker s bit to if you are so good at noticing it. As a fellow agnostic I like the guy. He fits us right into the fold. He's a bright spot in a church that I personally got tired of only seeing the dark side of.
Bashing and pointing out faults is ultimately depressing and it really doesn't lead anywhere. If you look for the good in it then can at least feel you didn't waste your time.
I mean this is like the coolest most humble Pope ever. He truly loves everyone whether your an a Christian or not.
#6 Sep 13, 2013
Everyone will be judged by what Jesus said to do---your 'opinion' will make no difference.
#7 Sep 14, 2013
Well that's your opinion there, or your preachers because you cannot make your own. Anyhow I like the Popes better. Its much more logical and just. I truly nice atheist may sin much less than his Christian neighbor who condemns him with anger and hatred. Spreading fear of hellfire is evil in itself.
#8 Sep 14, 2013
Francis I rocks the house. He actually "gets" Christ's message.
#9 Sep 14, 2013
Obviously you have no use or respect for God's Word.
2 Timothy 4:3-4
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
#10 Sep 14, 2013
Matthew 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven."
#11 Sep 14, 2013
Those are not Gods word, those are words between two men. From your standpoint it is a great quote. The bible is a big book, but in it I see many fables. I'm not here to argue that it's wrong. It's like the one about the Christian, Muslim and Jew arguing about who is right. Well the jokes on them because they all are right. What really matters is how warm their hearts or it's in vain. That's why I like this guy. He knows God as loving and merciful, who would not turn away a kind soul.
#12 Sep 20, 2013
The pope says one thing and then the next couple of days the wind blows in a different direction. I think the bible has a description for this type of man.
VATICAN CITY (AP)- Pope Francis has encouraged Catholic doctors to refuse to perform abortions, issuing a strong pro-life message after blasting at the church's obsession with "small-minded rules" that are driving the faithful away.
Francis appeared to be offering an olive branch to the more doctrine-minded, conservative wings of the church by citing Vatican teaching on defending the unborn during an audience Friday with Catholic gynecologists.
He denounced today's "throw-away culture" that justifies disposing of lives. He said: "Every child that isn't born, but is unjustly condemned to be aborted, has the face of Jesus Christ, has the face of the Lord."
In an interview published Thursday, Francis urged the church to show more mercy and preach less about rules in a radical shift in emphasis for a pope.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.
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