ECO Watch: Pope Francis, who has a strong belief in the science of climate change, called upon world leaders on Wednesday to “listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor, who suffer most because of the unbalanced ecology.”
Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew I, the head of the Orthodox Christian Church, will issue a joint message to commemorate the annual “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” on Friday, the Associated Press reported.
In 2015, the Pope designated Sept. 1 as “a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation,” framing the preservation of the environment as a moral responsibility. more …
Opinion: “We know that the whole of creation groans“, Romans 8:22, due to its fallen nature, not so much to “unbalanced ecology.”
But, since the Catholic Church teaches that the pope is the successor to Peter, I thought it appropriate to devote the rest of this post to 2 Peter.
Peter warns Christians to remember the words of the prophets. What would the Apostle think of church Magisterium use of allegory in interpreting prophecy?
“… No prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation” 2 Peter 1:20.
Peter then warns the church to watch for false teachers who will lead people into error (2 Peter 3:3-4) in regards to the second coming.
” … Scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
Peter then recalls the doctrine of creation and the flood of Noah, and forecasts a fiery judgment on the world at the end of time (2 Peter 3:5-11).
“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?”
I can’t help but wonder if this pope ever read Peter’s letters?