Monday, November 30, 2015

Pope Francis Calls Christians & Muslims "Brothers"

by JASmius

Suuuuuure, your Unholiness; they're Cain and we're Abel:

Pope Francis said on Monday that Christians and Muslims were "brothers", urging them to reject hatred and violence while visiting a mosque in the Central African Republic's capital which has been ravaged by sectarian conflict.

On the last leg of a three-nation tour of Africa, the [titular figurehead] of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics visited a flashpoint Muslim neighborhood in Bangui on what was the most dangerous part of his twenty-four-hour visit....

"Christians and Muslims are brothers and sisters," he said after meeting Muslim leaders at the Koudoukou mosque in the PK5 district, the last Muslim enclave in Bangui where tensions remain high after months of violence.

"Together, we must say no to hatred, to revenge and to violence, particularly that violence which is perpetrated in the name of a religion or of God Himself," he said.

More of that ecumenical/unitarian/one-world-kumbayah bovine scatology.  Which ought to tell you everything you need to know about this wolf in sheep's clothing false prophet.

First of all, Christians and Muslims are NOT "brothers and sisters"; Christians are redeemed sinners saved by the blood of Messiah Jesus shed in their, and everybody else's, place; Muslims (and every other non-Christian) have rejected Messiah Jesus and are still dead in their sins and hell-bound.  And Muslims are in particular thrall to Satan, as clearly evidenced by their religion's violent hatred for and war against Jews and Christians (God's chosen and adopted peoples, respectively).

Second, the only way that Christians and Muslims can become siblings is for Muslims to become Christians by repenting of their sins and accepting Messiah Jesus's forgiveness by way of His Calvary blood sacrifice, just like every other non-believer.  "Just say no" to hatred, revenge, and violence is no way to anything except more hatred, revenge, and violence accompanied by an avalanche of sardonic, sneering ridicule.

Third, what of the Great Commission, Francis?  Instead of burbling out your own version of a Coca Cola commercial....

....why aren't you preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of central Africa?  Isn't that supposed to be your primary job description, if you're really in the line of succession to the Apostle Peter himself?  Or is it because doing what Christ commanded His followers to do would bring about more "hatred, revenge, and violence"?  Even though Jesus Himself said that that would be the result of carrying out that command.  Heck, look what happened to Him.

Or perhaps you just don't believe in it yourself, your Popeiness.  Which would go a long way towards explaining how you could possibly say something so idiotic as calling Christians and Muslims "brothers and sisters" in the absence of the confession and repentance of the latter.

Cain murdered Abel, incidentally.  Very symbolic of this contemporary, one-sided "sibling rivalry".

UPDATE: I'm telling you, Francis is not the AntiChrist, but he's no Christian if he can utter such nonsense as this:

Pope Francis said Monday that fundamentalism was "a disease of all religions", including the Roman Catholic Church, but had nothing to do with God.

"Fundamentalism is always a tragedy. It is not religious, it lacks God, it is idolatrous," the Argentine pontiff told journalists on the plane during his return from a trip to Africa.

Wrong, your Popeiness.  "Fundamentalism" is neutral.  The root of the word is "fundamental," and simply means getting back to the basics of whatever worldview one holds.  For Christians, that is a positive; it was, in fact, what Martin Luther's Reformation was all about: doing away with the corrupt, extra-biblical ritual and priestcraft of Roman Catholicism that put church officials between the congregation, the laity, and God's Word and Messiah, and making up fables about Mary being some mystical additional intermediary when she was simply the chosen human mother of Christ's humanity.  The LORD meant for His children, His followers, to fellowship with Him directly through prayer and His revealed Word, not following the directions of priests and bishops and cardinals and popes, mere men, like their words were holy writ.

Hmmm; no wonder Francis doesn't like "fundamentalism".

Christian fundamentalism is the Great Commission: "Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and behold, I am with you, even unto the end of the age."  Islamic Fundamentalism is the Global Jihad.  "Fundamentalism" in the first instance is good; in the second, it's bad.  There is no moral equivalency to be drawn between the two.  That's why those who say that Islam needs its own Reformation have it completely backwards, because the Global Jihad IS the Islamic Reformation - it's "back to basics" of what the Qu'ran actually teaches.  What's needed is Islamic apostasy.  And, ultimately, its adherents abandonment of it and mass conversion to Christianity.

But I'm sure a false prophet like Francis would denounce what amounts to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as "Islamophobic".  Case in point:

"We Catholics, we have a few, even many fundamentalists. They believe they know absolute truth and corrupt others," he said, adding: "I can say this because this is my Church". [emphasis added]

No, Francis, it's Jesus Christ's church.  He is the Author of absolute truth.  And you show yourself quite clearly to have no part in it, or Him.

If you come to realize your need to change that, I trust you'll know what to do.

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