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Friday, September 13, 2013

Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven

Prophecy Sign:  A Church that will abandon the faith 

Petrus Romanus, (aka Pope Francis), is certainly making a name for himself as he panders to the atheists and agnostics, declaring that they will indeed go to heaven if they simply follow their consciences and behave morally.  Way to go there Mr. Pope....throwing yet another biblical doctrine out the window in your haste to appeal to the world.  Does this man not read his bible???  We know the Catholic bible is somewhat different that the bible we evangelicals use, but the Catholic bible stills says the following:

Jesus replied, "Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again."  John 3:3 NIV 

And what does that mean??  Simple.  Believe on Jesus Christ as the risen son of the living God and ask for forgiveness of sins.  It does not mean "live morally and follow your conscience" and your on your way to heaven. Unless of course your intention is to toss aside all biblical doctrines and invent your very own form of "Christianity", (aka as the Mormons have).  The bible warms of this very type of activity that would become prevalent in the last days.

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 1 Timothy 4:1 NIV

Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven
In comments likely to enhance his progressive reputation, Pope Francis has written a long, open letter to the founder of La Repubblicanewspaper, 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 don’t believe and who don’t seek the faith. I start by saying – and this is the fundamental thing – that God’s 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.

Pope Francis reaches out to atheists and agnostics
The Pope has struck a surprisingly conciliatory tone towards atheists and agnostics, saying that God will "forgive" them as long as they behave morally and live according to their consciences.
Francis, who has won praise for spontaneous and unusual moves during his six month papacy, wrote a lengthy letter to a newspaper, La Repubblica, which the Italian daily printed over four pages, including page one, under the simple byline "Francesco".
"God forgives those who obey their conscience," he wrote in the unprecedented letter, the latest example of the markedly different tone and style from his predecessors that he has set since being elected in March.

1 comment:

  1. This is what I think of what this Pope has said: