Pope Francis: ‘Relationships With Jesus Are Dangerous And Harmful’

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Youre News Wire: Pope Francis has been caught on camera attempting to steer his flock away from Jesus Christ, warning that “having a personal relationship with Jesus is dangerous and very harmful.” 

Breaking with centuries of Christian tradition, Pope Francis told a crowd of 33,000 Catholics in Rome that “a personal, direct, immediate relationship with Jesus Christ” must be avoided at all costs, raising fears he is an illegitimate pope with a sinister agenda. more …

Opinion: The comments made this past week by Francis echo a speech he made in a June 2014 meeting (here). 

The following is an excerpt from that speech:

POPE FRANCIS

GENERAL AUDIENCE

St. Peter’s Square
Wednesday, 25 June 2014

  • 1. We are not isolated and we are not Christians on an individual basis, each one on his or her own, no, our Christian identity is to belong! We are Christians because we belong to the Church.
  • 2. In this sense, one’s thought goes in the first place, with gratitude, to those who went before us and who welcomed us into the Church. No one becomes Christian on his or her own! Is that clear? No one becomes Christian by him- or herself.
  • 3. The Christian belongs to a people called the Church and this Church is what makes him or her Christian, on the day of Baptism, and then in the course of catechesis, and so on. But no one, no one becomes Christian on his or her own.

Many of you have family in the Catholic church as Editor and I do. Most will probably agree with the pope. Keep in mind that it is the job of the Holy Spirit to save. We were saved by grace (Ephesians 2:9-9) not by any work of our own. Offer the Gospel message of grace with love.

In our post (here) yesterday “Pope: World Gov’t Must Rule U.S. For Their Own Good” I quoted Revelation 13:11:

“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence …”

I quipped that Francis could be auditioning for the role of the False Prophet. But that was yesterday. Now Francis is taking his anti-Christ message to a biblically bankrupt world.

Jesus’ message to His disciples in the upper room:

“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.” John 14:15-17

And that’s personal.

(thanks to Now The End Begins (.com) website for finding the post)

2 COMMENTS

  1. He did not say what you are claiming he said. Let me tell the author of this poorly thought out article that it is very dangerous to twist someone’s words. I am, by no means, an advocate of the pope or catholicism. However, when you twist someone’s words and claim to be Christian that makes you a liar.

    The pope did say, however, that being a Christian means you “belong to the church.” I have issues with that statement. It is a shame the author of this article did not pick up on that point. Allow me to correct the pope. Being a Christian does not mean you belong to the church. Being a Christian means you belong to God. Big difference there. Perhaps what the pope meant was that if you are catholic you belong to the catholic church. That makes more sense to me. Again, big difference.

  2. Whoa folks! Let’s not quibble over semantics and possible misinterpretation. In my 4+ years of participation in this website, I have found the author(s) to be fair minded and scriptually forthright in vetting and presenting events as truthful as possible. From time to time I have provided occasional correction or augmentation to their presentation. If a viewer/commenter has disagreement with the substance of anyone’s opinion, it is incumbent that they provide in some detail counter points to what has been presented, not just a blanket statement that the opinion has been twisted to suit a personal view.

    To say that we do not belong to a church but to God is a form of “straw man” argument. Of course we belong to God, but in Matt 16:17-18, our Lord told Peter that upon this rock (Peter’s confession of who our Lord is) I will build my Church. In Ephesians 5:22-33, Christ is all about the Church (big “C”) the body of Christ/bride of Christ. The problem arises when an earthly body like the Catholic church (or any other church), through time, subverts the true vision of the Christian Church into a tool of their own making for power and earthly dominance. This pope’s reaction to a personal relation with Jesus is not unlike the Pharisee’s response to Jesus, in Matt 12:22-32, in which they considered Him dangerous (to the point of blasphemy) because He stood against their false traditions and teachings – much like the Roman church today.

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