Pope Francis issued some very troubling instructions to followers recently. He warned his flock to turn away from “having a personal relationship with Jesus,” adding that it “is dangerous and very harmful.” The speech was caught on tape, sparking fears among many that this pontiff is fulfilling terrible prophesies.
Speaking to 33,000 Christians in Rome, the man who has been declared a heretic by some leaders said that a “personal, direct, immediate relationship with Jesus must be avoided at all costs.” Many people wonder why he would promote an ideology that is contrary to scripture. The Catholic leader explained that no one can truly be a follower on his or her own, believers must rely on the church only for their salvation.
This is just another confusing instance of Pope Francis’ odd adjurations to followers. He recently told La Repubblica that the United States has “a distorted vision of the world.” He added that U.S. citizens must be subjected to a one world government “for their own good.”
He continued to argue that only a “political authority” would be able to combat “climate change” and other global issues. Because many people understand that the climate debate is based on erroneous facts and inaccurate climate predictions (not to mention the fact that climate fluctuations are regular and possibly caused by solar activity), these warnings seem contrived.
It often appears that Pope Francis is getting his speeches, not from the Word, but from the globalist leaders who want to usher in totalitarian world rule.
In another interview with Ecuador’s El Universo newspaper, the pontiff urged the world to bestow more power on the U.N (which is guided by many Islamists) “for the good of humanity.”
A global government would totally remove the rights of the individual. That is why the Pope recognizes that America is out of step with the rest of the sheep. The founders of the United States were godly men, despite what democrats claim, and they created a system of government that has withstood the steady push toward globalization. American parents have more rights over their children than in any other country in the world. Likewise, gun ownership is dwindling among other nations and continually threatened here.
This pontiff also held Islamic prayers in the Vatican.
A personal relationship with the Savior is the foundational principle of Christianity. The Pope’s remarks seem contradictory at best. At worst, they appear to come straight from John’s revelation.
While couching his adjuration with some truth, the speech takes on an even more sinister image. Oftentimes, a little truth mixed in with a great big lie will make the falsehood more believable. Anyone who’s ever broken curfew and been caught knows that.
The pontiff implied that individual salvation was untrue. “If we believe, if we know how to pray, if we know the Lord and can listen to his Word, if we feel him close to us and recognize him in our brothers, that is because others before us lived the faith and then passed it onto us.”
While speaking at the Obama White House in support of the climate pact, Pope Francis said, “I would like all men and women of goodwill in this great nation to support the efforts of the international community to protect the vulnerable in our world and to stimulate integral and inclusive models of development.”
He also praised Obama for his efforts in allowing refugees to overrun the country and his business-killing emission control orders. In fact, the Pope has said that global warming is a sin, and he dedicated a world day of prayer for the creation (not the creator).
Statements like this appear both arrogant and ignorant. It doesn’t seem possible that a man in his position could be so deluded, but perhaps that’s the case. Some people say outright that his policies and positions are in line with the coming end of times, but not on the side of righteousness.
Regardless of whether someone can predict such things, the Pope’s comments about a relationship with Christ seem to directly contradict numerous references in the New Testament concerning a personal connection with Jesus.
Watch the speech here: