Can anyone explain to me why the Vicar of Christ is acting like such an idiot? Seriously what is wrong with Pope Francis? The supposed head of Christ’s Church on Earth performed a Cirque du soleil-style feat of acrobatics in order to give moral equivalence to the bloody and deadly spread of the Islamic Caliphate by claiming that Jesus also instructed Christians to seek “conquest.”
Is he out of his mind?!
From Pamela Geller:
Asked point blank what he thought of the widespread fear of Islam in the West, Francis replied that his impression is that most people don’t fear “Islam as such” but rather “Daesh [the Islamic State] and its war of conquest, drawn in part from Islam.”
The Pope went on, however, to acknowledge that the “idea of conquest is inherent to the soul of Islam,” while immediately adding that “one could also interpret the end of Saint Matthew’s gospel, where Jesus sends out his disciples to all nations, as the same idea of conquest.”
Honestly, I think if Saint Peter could, he’d come back to Rome and kick this man’s ass around the Vatican.
Was that in poor taste?
If you think it is, consider what he is saying. If anything is in poor taste it’s implying that Jesus wanted his believers to do what ISIS is doing.
Now, in the interests of full disclosure, I am not Catholic. But I am a Christian. And though I am no theologian, I do read the Bible regularly and hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies. I am fully aware of the Gospel of Jesus and his instructions to his disciples to carry the message of salvation throughout the world.
And let me blunt (or, blunt-“er” as the case may be). Jesus did not instruct his Church to conquer the world in his name. The Gospel was to be spread to Jew and Gentile alike, but nowhere is the Church instructed to slaughter those who do not convert. We are called to evangelize, not conquer.
When Paul and Silas were in the jail in Philippi, and the jailer asked them, “What must I do to be saved?” Paul didn’t say to him, “Repent and believe in Jesus or we’ll cut your head off.” He told him, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved. You and your household.” [Acts 16:24-34]
Those called to Christ are told to carry the message of salvation, not conquer the world in the name of Jesus.
Christ’s Kingdom is not of this world. It isn’t the world he seeks to save, but the soul of individuals.
Honestly, how is it this Pope cannot comprehend this?!
But, see, Francis’ ministry has very little to do with the Gospel. His mission is to justify the sins of the flesh through moral equivalence and social religion.
Let’s take a gander at one of the 45 Goals of Communism:
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
This is what Francis is doing you guys. He is surrendering the Catholic Church to the secular. He is embracing relativism and moral equivalence so as not to elevate one religious faith over another.
He is betraying the ministry Jesus called his disciples to carry out.
To try and equate the violence and barbarism of radical Islam to Christ’s call to his disciples is anti-Christian. ISIS is nothing short of evil. It is without question demonic in nature. And by elevating its violent, barbaric quest for a caliphate as something similar to Christ’s call to his Church is absolutely contemptible.
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