Pope envisions world and church that’s open, inclusive, all about ‘we’

Pope Francis meets with retired Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican April 15, 2019. (CNS photo/Vatican Media via Reuters)

Lifesite News: A message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees in September emphasized universality and ‘human fraternity’ rather than salvation of souls.

The Catholic faithful are called to work together, each in the midst of his or her own community, to make the Church become ever more inclusive as she carries out the mission entrusted to the Apostles by Jesus Christ: ‘As you go, proclaim the good news, The kingdom of heaven has come near. Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment’” (my emphasis).

Besides the fact that the word “inclusive” is politically correct newspeak, with its “anti-racist” overtones and their ideological thrust, it should be noted that it makes the Church the agent of inclusion, whereas it is in the first instance the person who asks for baptism, faith, and the grace of becoming a child of God, which the Church then provides by communicating grace from the treasure entrusted to her by Christ.

Fortunately, the Pope added, “In our day, the Church is called to go out into the streets of every existential periphery in order to heal wounds and to seek out the straying, without prejudice or fear, without proselytizing, but ready to widen her tent to embrace everyone. Among those dwelling in those existential peripheries, we find many migrants and refugees, displaced persons and victims of trafficking, to whom the Lord wants his love to be manifested and his salvation preached.” Read More …

Opinion: Right from the opening headline, the Pope is in serious theological error; the church is supposed to be about preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 15:1-5) not works, or “we”.

Men and women are saved one believer at a time.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Mark 1:14 The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

How ironic that it is the Jewish people that are collectively saved at the end of the tribulation:

2 Samuel 7:23 “And who is like Your people, like Israel, the one nation on the earth whom God went to redeem for Himself as a people, to make for Himself a name …” 

Romans 11:26-27.And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.”

Replacement Theology began that took hold 400 years after the death of Jesus, teaches that God is finished with the Jew and that all the promises made under the Abrahamic Covenant have been transferred to the church.

While the Vatican denies that Replacement Theology still exists today, collective salvation is proof that it still does:

  • “For it is through Christ’s Catholic Church alone, which is the universal hope toward salvation, that the fullness of the means of salvation can be obtained” (CCC 816)

  • the Church possesses the power to forgive the sins of the baptized and exercises it through bishops and priests normally in the sacrament of Penance” (CCC 986)

In addition to Replacement Theology, the Roman pontiff uses every opportunity to bring Universalism Theology, a belief in the salvation of all souls, to underscore his Marxist leanings.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9