Does the current pope know what he is saying at any given time? It has been recently reported that Pope Francis has stated that God will “forgive” atheists and agnostics as long as they behave morally and live according to their consciences. In an article entitled, “Pope Francis to atheists: ‘God forgives those who obey their conscience’” the National Post reported that pontiff penned a large letter to the Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, which reproduced more than four pages. http://life.nationalpost.com/2
One could imagine a response from the Almighty: “God to Pope Francis: ‘you do not speak for me’” Hebrew 11:6 reads, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
In another article in the Post also, entitled, “Vatican clarification: Yes, we still think atheists are going to Hell”, the Post stated that “The Vatican retracted Pope Francis’ statement that everyone, ‘even the atheists,’ were save from sin and redeemed by God and therefore welcome in heaven. People who know about the Catholic Church ‘cannot be saved’ if they ‘refuse to enter or remain in her,’ Vatican spokesman the Rev. Thomas Rosica said in an ‘explanatory note.’” http://life.nationalpost.com/2
No salvation outside of the Roman Catholic Church. Thank you for that clarification. People like Charles Chiniquy and those who support and think like him are called “anti-Catholic” but is this not an “anti-Protestant” statement? Yet the mainstream media will not take the Church of Rome to task for these words I expect. So this “infallible” man needs to have others clarify and clean up after him and yet people are supposed to follow him? Jesus asked people to follow him, not some man no matter what opinion he has of himself. John 8:12 reads, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.