|Pope Francis Contradicts the Bible|
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. To Pope Francis, criminals are a poor victim group in need of better living conditions.
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)For Paul (an inspired author), it's the God ordained duty of the government to execute wrath upon criminals using the sword (i.e. physical capital violence).
Second, 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 St. Paul send a runaway slave back to his owner? Why did he tell masters to treat their slaves well? Why did he tell slaves to work hard for their masters? Why did he never hint that slavery was a sin? Why did God establish chattel slavery in Leviticus 25:44-46?
The Bible supports slavery. Pope Francis does not.
Third, Francis made 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 takes his ideology from Marxist beliefs, especially those developed by the Latin American Liberation Theology that's so popular in his home continent.
Catholics should 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, and moves back toward traditional social structures, Christianity will be viewed as a traitorous ideology that opposed 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.