Wednesday, October 23, 2013


On September 19, 2013, six months into his papacy, Pope Francis  sat down for an interview with the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, editor in chief of La Civilta Cattolica, an Italian Jesuit journal whose content is approved by the Vatican.  The publication quoted the Pope as saying, "the church has grown 'obsessed' with abortion, gay marriage and contraception," and that he had chosen not to talk about those issues despite an expected outcry from conservative and traditional Catholics, many of whom have spent their lives opposing them.

On October 1, 2013, Pope Francis was interviewed by atheist editor Eugenio Scalfari of La Repubblica, on topics such as the Vatican bureaucracy, careerist priests, the moment of his election, and his favorite saints.  In it, Scalfari quotes the Pope as saying, "Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is Good. … Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.  And on one's salvation, Pope Francis said, "Agape, the love of each one of us for the other, from the closest to the furthest, is in fact the only way that Jesus has given us to find the way of salvation and of the Beatitudes."

The Bible says that "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes...." (Prov. 12:15).  And again, "Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts" (Prov. 21:2).  Jeremiah 17:9 says, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:  who can know it?"  Romans 3:10 says, "As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one." 

On the subject of one's salvation, the Word of God says, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:  it is the gift of God:  not of works, lest any man should boast" (Eph. 2:8-9).  Again, in Acts 16:31, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved...."  And, of course, there is the most familiar verse of all:  "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." (Jn. 3:16)!   

We, as light, are to expose the evil darkness of abortion and homosexuality!
Salvation requires faith in Jesus, so atheists will not go to heaven!

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