The Pope, leader of the catholic religion, an aberrant cult which has spanned centuries claiming to be the “true church” has made a public declaration that contradicts what Jesus said.
In so doing, this organization has essentially declared Jesus to be wrong and has come out publicly to say that people do NOT need to listen to Jesus to be saved.
First of all, you ask if the God of the Christians forgives those who do not believe and do not seek faith. Given that – and this is fundamental – God’s mercy has no limits if he who asks for mercy does so in contrition and with a sincere heart, the issue for those who do not believe in God is in obeying their own conscience. In fact, listening and obeying it, means deciding about what is perceived to be good or to be evil. The goodness or the wickedness of our behavior depends on this decision.” – Pope Francis 2013
As I write this, I am not the least bit surprised to read that the new “pope” is embracing the one world religious idea that “everyone” goes to heaven. Oh doesn’t that sound so nice? Who could argue or make war with such a wonderful notion?
Hell has been cancelled and the lake of fire is no more because Rome has decided it. Could it be true? Are you willing to gamble your eternal soul on the words of the “pope” or the Christ?
Has the new “pope” had an epiphany and a new “revelation” that throws out the recorded and established word of God?
The new “pope” wrote a lengthy letter to a newspaper, La Repubblica, which the Italian daily printed over four pages, including page one, under the simple byline “Francesco”. “God forgives those who obey their conscience,” he wrote in the unprecedented letter.
Pope has a different message than Jesus and Apostles
So apparently, according the new “pope,” Jesus and the Apostles who went about preaching “repent, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand” were wrong. The latest update from heaven according to the “pope” is that God forgives people for following their conscience.
Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
For many this road it too narrow and represents “religion” and dogmatic thinking. Yet when Jesus said these words, he was not speaking for the sake of popularity nor religion. He was speaking the absolute truth.
As the Supreme High God of creation, YHWH has established laws of HIS Kingdom. He has determined what is right and what is wrong. HE alone as creator carries the authority to determine such things. Man has no such authority. Man, at best, attempts to understand these things like man tries to understand laws of physics, aerodynamics, gravity and so on.
In our modern society, when someone breaks a law we call it a crime. Those convicted are criminals.
In YHWH God’s Kingdom violation of HIS laws is called Sin and violators are called sinners.
According to HIS own declaration, God has stated plainly that the “wages of sin is death.” In saying this, the penalty for being found guilty of crime in the Kingdom of YHWH God is death. When HE says death, he means eternal death. Not just your physical death but your entire being.
Man, born into a sinful nature, was condemned as a species. As all men are criminals or sinners in YHWH God’s Kingdom, all would perish. None are righteous according to the ancient writings.
In sending HIS only begotten Son, YHWH God sent us our teacher and leader but also, he sent a substitute. In laying down his life willingly as he did, he became the substitution death for all who believe in him.
In the blood of this innocent and pure sacrifice is redemption from judgment. This is not to say that man is not guilty of the crimes of sin. Instead that one came to set man free by paying the penalty for man as a substitute.
Whether we believe that or not doesn’t change the facts any more than not believing in cold changes winter. What humans do or do not believe has little to do with the way the universe works. Gravity doesn’t care if you believe it or not. Gravity just is.
In the same way, you can argue religion until you’re purple, either you have a substitution for your sin/crimes or plan on paying that debt yourself.
You can sit in your living room all day saying “there is no mortgage, there is no mortgage, there is no mortgage!” but if you don’t pay your mortgage, they will foreclose on your house and have the sheriff come and move you out of your house. Whether you believe in this or not is irrelevant, its the law.
Jesus said it plainly for all to understand.
John 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
Apostle John disagrees with the Pope.
1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
The Pope wrote: “The question for those who do not believe in God is to follow their own conscience. Sin, even for a non-believer, is when one goes against one’s conscience.
“To listen and to follow your conscience means that you understand the difference between good and evil.”
He said that the “mercy of God has no limits” and encompassed even non-believers.
This seemingly innocent statement calls Jesus a liar.
Jesus declared that those whom are “non-believers” are condemned already because they believed NOT in the name of the only begotten of YHWH God. So then, they cannot both be right. One is true and the other False.
In this statement he overthrew thousands of years of understanding and rebuked Jesus and the disciples. Sin is not a violation of Royal Kingdom Law or missing the mark but instead is “when one goes against one’s conscience.” This is the new “pope’s” definition of what is sin.
In writing about this time we’re in, Paul described what you just saw the “pope” do.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron”
It is interesting that the “pope” even used the word “conscience” as this is part of the prophecy for those who have ears to hear.
You can read the entire letter here.
For those who are not able to understand where we are in the span of time, allow me this analogy.
A man jumping from an airplane soars toward the Earth as gravity pulls him down. If this man has no parachute, he falls to his death.
If the man has a working parachute, he may enjoy the flight, do flips in the air, video tape the flight and otherwise see it as a fun experience before landing safely on the ground.
If that same man were to discover at the last second that the parachute he thought would protect him was broken and would not deploy, the “fun” and enjoyment of the flight turns quickly to horror as reality dawns on him that they safety net he thought he had is gone … and he’s about to die a painful death.
This is where Millions of catholics are this morning and they need our prayer. They have taken solace in the leadership of their church only to find the “parachute” called the Roman Catholic Church is broken and will lead them to destruction.
Pray now for the authentic believers in Messiah that are being called OUT of the Roman Catholic Church cult today by the Holy Spirit as they need great compassion and ministry now more than ever before.
Revelation 18:4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”