Blog note. Since this is the first blog I have written since Christmas, my hope is that you had a wonderful Christmas and experienced the joy, hope and peace that Christ offered in his birth over 2,000 years ago. The Miracle of Christmas that came to earth so many centuries ago, is still active and alive today! My heart-felt comments to you provide an excellent introduction into what Pope Francis ‘didn’t’ say in his Christmas message to tens of thousands of people.
Because of Pope Francis’ stature as the head of the Catholic Church and his popular status as a ‘rock-star’ Pope, many people will be offended by my comments because of their worship of the ‘office of the papacy.’ Most of you who have read my blog concerning the behavior, attitude, comments and theology provided by the Pope know that I have consistently shown the deception he has offered people who follow him and not Christ. He offers a theology of humanism (man solving his own problems and healing himself), he offers a social theology of ‘humanity’, ‘brotherhood, ‘coexistence’ among Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Communism, Buddhism, Socialism, and everything in-between. He offers his political advice into the Israeli-Palestinian peace process (which coincidentally includes a ‘two-state’ solution of dividing Jerusalem). His all-encompassing goal and message is peace among all evil, false religions and political states. That all evil people, ideas, philosophies and theologies should hold hands and have ‘inter-religious’ dialogue. That hasn’t worked since the garden-of-eden. Without the power of Christ and the Holy Spirit, men’s evil hearts will not change. Their animosity towards one another will not and does not change. Having ‘inter-religious’ dialogue will do nothing other than allow evil men to share their evil false religion’s theologies. At the end of the day, the only outcome will be an evil, religious soup of mystery pieces that stink from the bottom of hell’s kitchen.
Pope Francis indicates in his speech that “the universal message of Christmas is that God is a good Father and we are all brothers and sisters.” On the surface this may appear to be true if quickly glossed-over by the mind or spirit.
My KJV Bible indicates that the ‘universal message’ of Christmas is not what the Pope is promoting but that God sent his only son into the world to save it and mankind over 2,000 years ago. Angels proclaimed it. The lowest in society over 2,000 years ago (shepherds) proclaimed it. For those who have even bothered to read their Bibles know that the Christmas message is written throughout the Bible. In fact, the hope and promise of Christ is the main theme of the Bible.
I don’t know what Bible the Pope is reading from. Truth be told, I know what bible he is reading from, and it is not from the inspired word of God. I will let you make you own decision regarding this. As a watchman-on-the-wall, all I can do is voice what I see, understand and discern. Analyzing a trend in behavior, comments or attitude (fruit of the spirit) will indicate a common denominator of a person’s relationship to the gospel of Christ and his relationship with Christ.
At best, the Pope’s relationship to both (the gospel and Christ) is barely on life-support. At worst, he has been led by the evil one to the point of being extremely deceived and motivated to ignore, hide, twist and contort the very simple meaning of Christmas and Christ’s entry in our forsaken world, for a ‘mysterious religious sounding theology.’ What do you think? What does your spirit tell you? What does your mind tell you? If you are of the Catholic faith, and breathlessly hang on every word the Pope Francis’ utters, are you partaking of the evil soup being served by the waiter/chef from hell’s kitchen?
I’m absolutely shocked as to what appears to be the complete absence of any meaningful mention of Christ’s birth and why God sent his only son to earth in the first place. This should be Christianity class ‘101’ from the head teacher of the ‘largest group of Christians’ on the planet. Something doesn’t smell right from hell’s kitchen in Rome.
End of note.
Pope’s Christmas wish: World fraternity despite differences. No mention of the gospel of Jesus Christ. ‘Feel Good’ theology promoted and political solutions encouraged. Mystery Religion of the ‘end times’ unfolding before our eyes.
By FRANCES D’EMILIO | Associated Press. 12/25/2018
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis offered a Christmas wish for fraternity among people of different faiths, races or ideas, describing the world’s differences as a richness, not a danger, and calling for political solutions to end wars in Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.
Conflicts in Ukraine and tensions on the Korean Peninsula also drew the pope’s attention in his Christmas Day message, which he read Tuesday from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Addressing tens of thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Romans who flocked to St. Peter’s Square on a mild, sunny day, Francis said the universal message of Christmas is that “God is a good Father and we are all brothers and sisters.”
“This truth is the basis of the Christian vision of humanity,” Francis said, delivering the traditional “Urbi et Orbi” (“to the city and the world”) message.
Without fraternity, he said, “even our best plans and projects risk being soulless and empty.” He called for that spirit among individuals of “every nation and culture” as well as among people “with different ideas, yet capable of respecting and listening to one another.”
“Our differences, then, are not a detriment or a danger; they are a source of richness,” Francis said.
He made his appeal as the trend toward nationalism, which has fueled suspicion of migrants and refugees, has gained traction in much of Europe and the United States.
Francis urged the international community to “work decisively for a political solution that can put aside divisions and partisan interests, so that the Syrian people, especially all those who were forced to leave their own lands and seek refuge elsewhere, can return to live in peace in their own country.”
He said he hoped an internationally-brokered truce for Yemen would bring relief to that country’s people, especially children “exhausted by war and famine.”
Other Christmas wishes expressed by the pope included one for dialogue among Israelis and Palestinians so they can “undertake a journey of peace that can put an end to a conflict that for over 70 years has rent the land chosen by the Lord to show his face of love.”
He also cited conflicts and vulnerable populations in much of Africa, in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Ukraine. He expressed hope that the “bonds of fraternity uniting the Korean peninsula” would be consolidated.