Thursday, December 26, 2019

Pope Francis And Liberation Theology In Christmas Address

Pope Uses Christmas Address to Praise Immigrants Instead of Jesus

Pope Francis used his Christmas address to praise and glorify illegal immigrants. On a day typically reserved to set politics aside and remember the Christ-child’s birth, the first pope belonging to the Jesuit Order preached Liberation Theology instead of the traditional Christmas narrative.
Liberation Theology, born out of the Communist Revolution in South America and crafted by the Jesuit Order, interprets the Bible through the Marxist lens of class struggle, making the narrative of Christ’s birth, life, and death about identifying with the lower classes. Francis’ so-called ‘Christmas Message’ was textbook Liberation Theology while the Son of God was left out in the cold.
In Pope Francis’ Roman Catholic Church, there was no room for the Christ Child. 
In a very brief 865 word address in Rome, Francis addressed an estimated 55 thousand religious pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square. His reference to the Nativity account was barely noticeable in a speech that mentioned immigrants three times.
Francis said, “May the newborn Lord bring light to the people of Africa, where persistent social and political situations often force individuals to migrate, depriving them of a home and family.”
Again, Francis mentioned migration, saying, “May the Son of God protect and sustain all those who, due to injustices are forced to emigrate in the hope of a secure life…It is injustice that forces them to ensure unspeakable forms of abuse, enslavement of every kind and torture in inhumane detention camps. It is injustice that turns them away from places where they might have hope for a dignified life, but instead find themselves before walls of indifference.”
And adding a final and triune mention of immigration, Francis declared, “Through our friendship, such as it is, may he draw close to the elderly and the lonely, to migrants and the marginalized.” 
Mention of Jesus, his birth, or the Nativity narrative was sparse in Francis sermon. 
Currently, the immigration rate of ‘refugees’ to the Vatican stands zero.

Upside-Down World: Kanye West Preaches The Gospel As Pope Francis Tells People Not To Evangelize

by Michael Snyder 

Pope Francis has certainly said a lot of controversial things over the years, but what he just told a group of Christian high school students is the most controversial of all.  I know that may be hard to believe, because some of the statements that Pope Francis has made in recent years have definitely been extremely bizarre.  For example, he has said that “Muslim terrorism does not exist”, he told a gay man that “God made you that way”, and he has referred to Christian fundamentalists as “a scourge”.  But what he has just said tops all of those previous statements. 

Pope Francis told Christian high school students this weekend they should respect people of other faiths and not attempt to convert them to Christianity, insisting “we are not living in the times of the crusades.”
Asked by one of the students Friday how a Christian should treat people of other faiths or no faith, the pope said that “we are all the same, all children of God” and that true disciples of Jesus do not proselytize.
In fact, the Pope went on to say that if someone comes to you and is trying to share the gospel, that individual “is not a disciple of Jesus”
“But listen, the gospel is never, ever advanced through proselytism,” he continued. “If someone says he is a disciple of Jesus and comes to you with proselytism, he is not a disciple of Jesus. Proselytism is not the way; the Church does not grow by proselytism.”

And in case there were some students that were confused about what he had just said, Pope Francis made the exact same point one more time
Football teams proselytize, this can be done. Political parties, can be done there. But with faith there is no proselytism.
So there you have it.
According to Pope Francis, Christians are never supposed to try to convert anyone.
But this would seem to directly contradict the words of Jesus.  The following are just a few examples…

Matthew 28:18-20
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Mark 16:15-16
15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
Acts 1:8
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

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