Pope Pronounces “Trump is not Christian!”

“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone who is among you not to think more highly of yourself than what one ought to think, but to think sensibly, as God has apportioned a measure of faith to each one.” (Romans 12:3)

Donald Trump not only identifies as a Presbyterian, he collects Bibles as a hobby. Who is to say he is not justified, that God’s wrath over his sin is not propitiated? Sure Trump may seem irreverent and vulgar at times, but perhaps, in God’s eyes, he’s made more progress than Bergoglio?

Pope Francis Suggests Donald Trump Is ‘Not Christian’

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRLINER — Inserting himself into the Republican presidential race, Pope Francis on Wednesday suggested that Donald J. Trump “is not Christian” because of the harshness of his campaign promises to deport more immigrants and force Mexico to pay for a wall along the border.

“A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian,” Francis said when a reporter asked him about Mr. Trump on the papal airliner as he returned to Rome after his six-day visit to Mexico.

New York Times

I wonder if Pope Frank approves of Hilary Clinton and Obama’s Cocaine Use? It’s not that it’s a “special sin,” but rather the serious allegations that Bill’s election was financed by blood money.

Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport is a city owned, public use airport located about two and a half miles southeast of Mena, Arkansas. While he was damning Trump, did Petrus Romanus consider “What Was Clinton’s Role In ‘Mena Mystery!?'” Did he also neglect allegations about the murder of Iran Contra CIA Drug Smuggler Barry Seal? No matter, the Pope’s pronouncement that “Trump is not Christian” carries about as much weight as a paper airplane. The influential words of C.S. Lewis come to mind:

Some of us who seem quite nice people may, in fact, have made so little use of a good heredity and a good upbringing that we are really worse than those whom we regard as fiends. Can we be quite certain how we should have behaved if we had been saddled with the psychological outfit, and then with the bad upbringing, and then with the power, say, of Himmler? That is why Christians are told not to judge. We see only the results which a man’s choices make out of his raw material. But God does not judge him on the raw material at all, but on what he has done with it. — C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, 91.

The problem with Roman Catholic theology is that, during its Medieval power-grab, it lost the Gospel. Worse yet, at the Council of Trent, Rome cursed the Gospel. It was in response to the reformation. After reading Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, Martin Luther revived Pauline theology, which was very bad for the indulgence business.

Canon 12: “If any one shall say that justifying faith is nothing else than confidence in the divine mercy pardoning sins for Christ’s sake, or that it is that confidence alone by which we are justified . . . let him be accursed” (See Council of Trent Cannons on Justification )

“For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” (Romans 3:28) If they had treasured the letter Paul wrote to that city, the colossal heresy ratified at Trent would have been avoided.

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Comments

  1. Emery says:

    One thing is for certain: The pope is not Christian, as the RCC is the FIRST false religion of Christendom. No religion of man is considered valid according to God’s word. The ONLY approved religion, according to God’s word, is the “one true faith” taught by Jesus. Not a church or an organized religion, but a faith in God, and that God sent His son, Jesus, to pay our ransom for sin and death. That is the ONLY approved religion according to God. Technically speaking, Trump may well not be Christian, since very few exist.

    • Cris Putnam says:

      Of course, I agree… Considering Lewis, I dare not judge if a man be saved or not, not my place. You would have to believe you were God or an “instead of” deity (pope) to make such pronouncements… I doubt the thief on the cross next to Jesus was considered a likely candidate for paradise.

      • Emery says:

        The paradise the Christ spoke of was the paradise on Earth after the final battle, NOT anything else. He taught that only his co-kings, co-heirs go to heaven, and no one else. He taught that Earth would be transformed, slowly, back into the paradise his Father originally purposed for the Earth, after the battle of Armageddon. All who died, not as a judgement of God, before the final battle, would be resurrected to that Earthly paradise. All who died as a judgement, like those who died in the flood, the priests of Korah, and those who will die in the tribulation and final battle will NOT be resurrected. They receive the “second death”, Gehenna, or removal from God’s memory, called “the Book of Life”.

  2. jaz says:

    Apparently J Dobson says that Trump has accepted Christ as Lord not long ago.. I have known peoples who accepted Christ as Lord once and no longer “abide in the vine”
    With some of what many consider the outrageous statements of Mr Trump. Wouldn’t be really great and way more outrageous if Mr Trump would confess Christ during his many campaigns. I neither judge the man’s heart. some bare fruit 100 fold whilst others 30 fold. One thing I do know; The bible’s endt-ime message is that Evil will prevail unto the return of Jesus in Judgment and that few there be who persevere unto the end.

  3. Emery says:

    All of the religions of Christendom are not Christian either, according to God’s word.

  4. Emery says:

    Well, who cares whether or not Trump is christian, or what the pope says anyway? The pope is not Christian, and Catholicism is not Christian, nor is any other religion of Christendom for that matter. And one thing is a fact, and that is that NO ONE voting for either candidate is Christian. The Christ said to be “no part of the world”, and politics is part of the world. Voting, holding political views, and so on IS being part of the world. In order to be a follower of Jesus, one MUST be no part of the world and therefore NEVER vote or be involved in any way with politics. So the pope saying Trump is not Christian is probably the most stupid thing he has EVER said to date.

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