Not for the first time, the Pope of Rome has suggested a way round the clear teaching of God’s Word!
This Pope is following in the footsteps of his antichristian predecessors and is seeking to overthrow what God says and supplant His Word with his own perverted reasoning.
The mass, the confessional, the nunneries and the monkeries are all the fruit of the perverting thinking of minds deceived and deluded by sin and the devil. Romanism is the predominant charlatan group within ‘Christendom’!
When the Saviour said to the Pharisees, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it,” John 8:44, it was in response to their continued opposition to Him and His Word. The whole chapter 8 records their hatred and ends significantly with the words: “Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by,” John 8:59.
With regards so-called ’sodomite marriages’, God has repeated uttered the most clear denunciations. In the last but one reference to ’sodomy’, in the Bible we read: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire,” Jude 1:7. Let me repeat the clear statement made by Jude, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, which signifies the attitude of the God of Heaven toward sodomy and sodomites. “Giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” There is the ‘eternal’ consequences of this wickedness and no amount of sophistry and subterfuge by the pope and popery can alter that eternal truth!
It is no thanks to Popery that there is still a Bible in existence and the true gospel is still proclaimed in this world by a remnant. Popery has burned the Bible whenever it could and when that is beyond its power it, as the Pope is doing, seeks to corrupt and distort and by-pass its true teaching.
Pope and popery are not led by a belief in the Word of God or a fear, a reverence for the Lord, rather is guided by its own depraved nature and a desire to placate the opinions of the world. The Roman Catholic ‘Church’ is riddled with sodomy and its allied perversions. People under its power, especially the young, have suffered at the hands of innumerable perverts and that for centuries. That history testifies to as does the recent innumerable world-wide exposures of the criminal depravities of its priesthood!
This article from the ‘Belfast Telegraph’, emanating from the ‘Associated Press’, a global news organisation, highlights the continued chicanery and twisting of this perverted, phoney ‘church’! The same report appears on the BBC news page.
Sincerely in Christ’s name,
“Pope Francis has suggested there could be ways to bless same-sex unions, responding to five conservative cardinals who challenged him to affirm church teaching on homosexuality ahead of a big meeting where LGBT+ Catholics are on the agenda.
The Vatican on Monday published a letter Francis wrote to the cardinals on July 11 after receiving a list of five questions, or “dubia”, from them a day earlier. It suggests such blessings could be studied if they did not confuse the blessing with sacramental marriage.
The Vatican holds that marriage is an indissoluble union between man and woman and has long opposed gay marriage, but even Francis has voiced support for civil laws extending legal benefits to same-sex spouses, and Catholic priests in parts of Europe have been blessing same-sex unions without Vatican censure.
Francis’s response to the cardinals marks a reversal from the Vatican’s current official position. In an explanatory note in 2021, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said the church could not bless gay unions because “God cannot bless sin”.
The New Ways Ministry advocacy group said the letter “significantly advances” efforts to make LGBT+ Catholics welcomed in the church and “one big straw towards breaking the camel’s back” in their marginalisation.
In his new letter, Francis reiterated that matrimony is a union between a man and a woman, but responding to the cardinals’ question about homosexual unions and blessings, he said “pastoral charity” requires patience and understanding and that priests cannot become judges “who only deny, reject and exclude”.
“For this reason, pastoral prudence must adequately discern whether there are forms of benediction, requested by one or more persons, that do not transmit a mistaken conception of marriage,” he wrote. “Because when a benediction is requested, it is expressing a request for help from God, a plea to be able to live better, a trust in a father who can help us to live better.”
He said there are situations that are objectively “not morally acceptable”, but the same “pastoral charity” requires that people be treated as sinners who might not be fully at fault for their situations.
Francis added that there is no need for dioceses or bishops conferences to turn such pastoral charity into fixed norms or protocols, saying the issue could be dealt with on a case-by-case basis “because the life of the church runs on channels beyond norms”.
The five cardinals, conservative prelates from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, had challenged Francis to affirm church teaching on gay people, women’s ordination, the authority of the pope and other issues.
They published the material two days before the start of a major three-week synod at the Vatican at which LGBT+ Catholics and their place in the church are on the agenda.
The signatories were some of Francis’s most vocal critics, all of them retired and of the more doctrinaire generation of cardinals appointed by St John Paul II or Pope Benedict XVI.
They were Walter Brandmueller of Germany, a former Vatican historian; Raymond Burke of the US, whom Francis axed as head of the Vatican supreme court; Juan Sandoval of Mexico, the retired archbishop of Guadalajara; Robert Sarah of Guinea, the retired head of the Vatican’s liturgy office; and Joseph Zen, the retired archbishop of Hong Kong.”