Pope Francis: Spreading The Gospel Is No Different Than Waging Jihad
9:35 AM 05/18/2016
In an interview published Tuesday with France’s La Croix, Pope Francis argued that Jesus’ call to spread the Gospel differs little from the jihad waged by radical Islamic terrorists.
The pope explained how ISIS’ “war of conquest” has bred a non-justified fear of Islam among Western countries.
“I don’t think that there is a fear of Islam as such but of ISIS and its war of conquest, which is partly drawn from Islam,” he told La Croix. “It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam.”
“However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest.”
Earlier in the interview, Pope Francis had claimed that the global economy, which “has descended into the idolatry of money,” has widened a perceived gap between Christianity and Islam.
“The initial problems are the wars in the Middle East and in Africa as well as the underdevelopment of the African continent, which causes hunger,” explained Francis. “If there is so much unemployment, it is because of a lack of investment capable of providing employment, of which Africa has such a great need.”
“The great majority of humanity’s wealth has fallen into the hands of a minority of the population. … A completely free market does not work.”
“It is true that the idea of conquest is inherent in the soul of Islam. ...However, it is also possible to interpret the objective in Matthew’s Gospel, where Jesus sends his disciples to all nations, in terms of the same idea of conquest."
thanks for posting this, Kathy. this is one of the reasons i'm ex-catholic... because to stay catholic, one has to continually be rationalizing away the literal meaning (the most basic meaning) of scripture... the religion demands adherence to a lifelong state in which one is always having to convince oneself of a different meaning (and thus, a different reality) than what is true...
"And if at times our efforts and works seem to fail and produce no fruit, we need to remember that we are followers of Jesus ... and His life, humanly speaking, ended in failure, the failure of the cross."
"Pope Francis means that from a superficial, human point of view, Jesus' death might make it look like he was a failure, but from God's perspective, this was not so," writes Catholic Answers' Jimmy Akin.
George Orwell called it "double-speak"... it's the same pattern the serpent used when he beguiled Eve... he says she won't die... and she didn't outwardly die that instant did she... so it makes sense the serpent was right... but believers know he was wrong, and that it was her innocence which died in that instant.
principles the pope teaches are the same principles of all false religions and is the same principle of the false messiah's religion.. that Yahushua is not the Almighty... and just like in Eden the lie will not sound offensive, it'll sound exciting... and in the beginning seem reassuring.
supposedly, there are over 1.2 billion catholics worldwide... a little staggering.. and the false messiah's believers will number so many more than that...
"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."
He's really doing a fantastic job of leading the Catholic masses into the New Order of Universalism that will be the up and coming religion of the world. It's everything and a big nothing all at the same time. Let His people never fall to the lure of the enemy's soft spoken words...
yes he is.. but let them never, Amen.