This plausible pope, dangerous though he is, is liked by just about everybody. Who better to make devout protestants look like bigots than a pope who embraces shifting-sands-theology where there are no absolute truths, because they even changed the ten commandments (Link). Mark my words, that is the plan here.
This is from the Huffington Post – their headline: (Link)
Pope Francis Wants To Be President Of The World
OK, that’s not a real job, but he is seeking to lead the global conversation.
And I quote:
“WASHINGTON — He hasn’t announced his candidacy.
Indeed, the job he seeks doesn’t really exist.
But shrewdly, methodically and with a showman’s flair, the soft-spoken, 78-year-old Argentinian Jesuit priest named Jorge Mario Bergoglio — Pope Francis — showed Thursday that he is running to become president of the planet.
He did so in a congressional ceremony of secular civic pomp in a massive legislative building that, after all, harks back to ancient Rome.
As devout as he is, and as focused on the faith and practice of the Catholic Church, Francis is also campaigning to lead public, secular, political discourse worldwide. He is arguing that the two realms of faith and politics are one, and that the moral and spiritual teachings of faith should inform and guide political decisions for “our common home.”” (emphasis added)
Now read the words of an ex-catholic nun: (emphasis added)
“The Catholic Church puts the traditions of men ahead of what the Bible clearly teaches. As a result, many of its teachings and practices are contrary to Scripture. It took me years to learn this, and it was heartbreaking because I loved and trusted the priests I knew, and I believed whatever they taught me. I used to be a very faithful Catholic, but Jesus and was my primary focus, and I loved to read the Bible. And eventually God opened my eyes.
Ecumenism seems plausible because Catholics use words in a way that outsiders don’t understand. For example, for Catholics, “grace” is something that can be “merited” (i.e., earned by doing good works). And it can be given to objects such as holy water, in addition to being given to people. Because Protestants don’t understand what Catholics really mean, they think that they have a lot of things in common, when in reality they don’t.
Pope Francis seems to be trying to pull Protestants into the Catholic Church. He also seems to be attempting to influence Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, and people of other religions with his inter-faith outreach. In addition, he claims that Christians, Jews, and Muslims worship the same God. We do not! Christians and Jews worship the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Muslims worship a very different “god.”
When listening to Pope Francis or reading his statements, please remember that he is a Jesuit, and Jesuits believe that it is morally right to engage in “mental reservations.” This is the practice of saying something with the deliberate intention of deceiving people, but doing it in a way that avoids technically being a lie.[…]
In addition to these Jesuit teachings, the Catholic Church itself promotes mind control. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, the idea of freedom of religion is wrong. Religious belief is said to be “outside the realm of free private judgment,” which means that people are not supposed to use their own personal judgment to determine their religious beliefs.
According to Canon Law (the official laws governing the Roman Catholic Church), Catholics are required to submit their minds and wills to any declaration concerning faith or morals which is made by the Pope or by a church council. They are also required to avoid anything that disagrees with such declarations.
The Catholic Church teaches that only the Magisterium of the Catholic Church (the Pope and the bishops in communion with him) has the right to interpret Scripture. People are not allowed to interpret Scripture for themselves. They are supposed to rely entirely on Catholic Church authorities. Catholics are supposed to “receive with docility” any directives given to them by Catholic Church authorities.[…]
After I left the convent, eventually I left the Catholic Church and became an Evangelical Christian. It took me a long time to do that, with a lot of Bible study and prayer. Even after I was fully persuaded that Catholicism taught things that are contrary to Scripture, it was difficult to leave, because of the degree of mind control to which I had been subjected.” (Link)
I hope you will pray for this former nun. What she describes here is the system that wants to take over the world, and will syncretise all practises and faiths to do so – as long as it gets to set the rules. Watch the videos I posted previously if you haven’t already – Rome Still Rules Today: Link
Do not be fooled by this pope – he is a dangerous man.
God Bless you