July 20th, 2018

Seeing strange behaviour by Pope Francis

By Letter to the Editor on April 7, 2018.

Re: “Shameful decision by Pope Francis,” April 3

Peggy Revell’s criticism of Pope Francis’s refusal to apologize for the Roman Catholic Church’s role in running residential schools raises a key question. Why wouldn’t a Christian leader reach out in love to people who feel deeply hurt by his denomination? It doesn’t make any sense from a biblical point of view. But then there are numerous issues related to Pope Francis that don’t make sense. For example, I have observed that his main interests are in worldly issues such as opposing capitalism, supporting the United Nations and appearing to identify with the New World Order. He doesn’t appear very interested in preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He also has made some strange decisions and statements. For example, he has invited Muslims into the Vatican to pray with him. Now why would he do that when Christians and Muslims pray to different Gods. Wouldn’t there be a clash of spirits? I pray for Muslims, but I wouldn’t want to pray with them because I pray to almighty God who has revealed Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ. Muslims pray to a God called Allah.

And then there are two recent statements made by Pope Francis that oppose biblical truth. He said Jesus Christ was a failure because He died on the Cross. That is the opposite of the truth that Christ defeated death on the Cross and died for our sins and the sins of the world.

He also said there is no hell and that people who don’t make it to heaven will just disappear into thin air. The Bible teaches that there is a hell and those who do not get to heaven will go there because all human beings have an eternal spirit. I have to seriously wonder if Francis is even a nominal Christian let alone a born-again believer of Jesus Christ. Some people have even asked me if he is the Antichrist. I tell them I’m not sure, but I have noted that he has invited some Protestants to the Vatican who appear to be part of the Apostasy (falling away) of the Church, who appear to be building a new world religion in these last days before Jesus returns.

I will say no more than to invite my Roman Catholic brothers and sisters to get hold of a Bible and get to the bottom of what appears to be their leader’s strange behaviour. I pray that all Roman Catholics would be saved. There is definitely at least a minority of born-again Christians in the Roman Catholic denomination. I have family and friends who are Catholics and I want to see them when I get to heaven.

John Stanley

Medicine Hat

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