|Pope Francis Contradicts the Bible|
While speaking to a delegation from the International Association of Penal Law Francis asserted three positions which either contradict God or His will as revealed through nature.
First, the Pope claimed both the death penalty and life imprisonment are immoral:
'All Christians and people of good will are therefore called today or to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty, legal or illegal it is, and in all its forms, but also to improve prison conditions, in respect for the human dignity of persons deprived of their liberty. And this, I connect it with life imprisonment. In the Vatican, recently, in the Criminal Code of the Vatican, is no more, life imprisonment. Life imprisonment is a sentence of death hidden.'According to the Holy Father, America (among others) should refuse to meaningfully protect innocent civilians from savage murderers and rapists.
This teaching contradicts thousands of years of church doctrine stretching back to the Apostle Paul:
'For the one in authority is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God's servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.' (Romans 13.4)To Paul (an inspired author), it is the God ordained duty of the government to execute wrath by the sword on criminals.
To Pope Francis, criminals are a poor victim group in need of better living conditions.
Secondly, when commenting on slavery Pope Francis claimed:
'Slavery...is recognized as a crime against humanity and as a war crime under international law as much as many national laws. It is a crime against humanity.'If slavery is a crime against humanity why did Paul send a runaway slave back to his owner, tell masters to treat their slaves well, tell slaves to work hard for their masters, and never hint that slavery is a sin? Why does God establish chattel slavery in Leviticus 25.44-46?
The Bible supports slavery. Pope Francis does not.
Thirdly, Francis makes a point of discussing the 'scandalous concentration of global wealth:'
'You can talk about a billion people trapped in absolute poverty. One and a half billion have no access to sanitation, drinking water, electricity, elementary education or the health system and have to endure economic hardship incompatible with a life of dignity.'Francis blames wealth disparities on 'corruption,' but entirely ignores the main culprit, i.e. genetically low IQs in undeveloped regions of the world.
Pope Francis is taking his cues from Marxist beliefs especially those of Latin American Liberation Theology so popular on his home continent.
Catholics can only hope their pontiff starts caring more about God's word and creation.
For the rest of Christendom, Pope Francis continues to represent the Faith in a negative light. Rather than reaching out to identitarian European youth looking for a moral leader, the Catholic Pontiff is chanting the same tired Marxist mantras endorsed by the failed regimes of multiculturalism.
When the tide turns against leftist globalism back toward traditional social structures Christianity will be viewed as a traitorous ideology that opposes truth. The youth will see the Church as an agent in the displacement of their people and culture.
In the current situation this seems inevitable unless realistic Christian thinkers work hard to oust godless Marxism from Christian theology.