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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pope Francis stirs debate yet again

Prophecy Sign:  The future False Prophet


We are watching with fascination as the new Jesuit Pope turns Rome and the Catholic Church on its head.  Now the Pope wants to completely gut the Vatican Constitution and reform the church with a modern spirit of ecumenicism towards other faiths.  The Pope even claims to have the "humility and ambition" to pull it off.  Sounds an awful lot like what bible prophecy indicates the future False Prophet will be like.

For more information on all of this, may we suggest clicking on the following link and listening to the hour long radio broadcast of Christ Pinto, (WorldView Weekend).  Mr. Pinto goes into some depth regarding these recent statements of the Pope, the Pope's Jesuit background and the long held global agenda of the Jesuit order:   Noise of Thunder - Christian J. Pinto

Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. Revelation 13:11-12 NIV

Pope Francis stirs debate yet again with interview with an atheist Italian journalist
Pope Francis cranked up his charm offensive on the world outside the Vatican on Tuesday, saying in the second widely shared media interview in two weeks that each person “must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them” and calling efforts to convert people to Christianity “solemn nonsense.” The Vatican’s head seemed intent on distancing himself from its power, saying church leaders “have often been narcissists” and “clericalism should not have anything to do with Christianity.” The interview with atheist Italian journalist Eugenio Scalfari set off another round of debate about what the pope meant: Was he saying that people can make up their own minds, even if they disagree with church teachings? Or was this self-described “son of the church” just using casual language to describe classic church teaching about how people need to come to Catholic doctrine of their free will?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/pope-francis-stirs-debate-yet-again-with-interview-with-an-atheist-italian-journalist/2013/10/01/9e7a6790-2acb-11e3-97a3-ff2758228523_print.html

Pope urges reform, wants church with modern spirit
Francis said he wanted a missionary church just like that: "We need to give hope to young people, help the aged and open ourselves toward the future and spread love." He said the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 meetings that brought the church into the modern world, had promised such an opening to people of other faiths and non-believers but the church hadn't made progress since then. "I have the humility and ambition to do so," he said.

As reform talks start, Pope vows to change Vatican mentality
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/01/us-pope-administration-idUSBRE9900B020131001

Pope Francis to 'rip up and rewrite' Vatican constitution
As a group of eight Catholic cardinals handpicked by the Pope to shake up the Vatican’s murky and autocratic bureaucracy prepares to meet, the group’s leader has said they plan to rip up and rewrite the apostolic constitution which apportions power at the Holy See. The cardinals, who were appointed in April by Pope Francis and will confer with him for the first time at the Vatican on Oct. 1-3, were briefed to revise the constitution, known as Pastor Bonus, drawn up in 1988 by Pope John Paul, in a bid to give a great voice to bishops around the world. But Cardinal Oscar Rodr√≠guez Maradiaga, the group’s leader, said as the meeting loomed they were planning to go much further that just changing “this and that.”

Pope Francis: We Need You in Washington, D.C.
Suddenly, unexpectedly, and almost miraculously, the values of simplicity, humility, welcome, and the priority of the poor have burst on to the international stage. A new pope named Francis is reminding us that love is also a verb -- choosing the name Francis because of his commitment to the poor, to peace, and creation in sharp contrast to the values of Washington, D.C.  

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