Perhaps something more sinister is afoot? Peter, the apostle Rome falsely claims as its own, wrote in the first century, “But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.”(2 Pe 2:1)
Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are
Redeemed, Not Just Catholics
Posted: 05/22/2013 2:25 pm EDT | Updated: 05/23/2013 2:33 am EDT
Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists.
During his homily at Wednesday Mass in Rome, Francis emphasized the importance of “doing good” as a principle that unites all humanity, and a “culture of encounter” to support peace.
Using scripture from the Gospel of Mark, Francis explained how upset Jesus’ disciples were that someone outside their group was doing good, according to a report from Vatican Radio.
“They complain,” the Pope said in his homily, because they say, “If he is not one of us, he cannot do good. If he is not of our party, he cannot do good.” And Jesus corrects them: “Do not hinder him, he says, let him do good.” The disciples, Pope Francis explains, “were a little intolerant,” closed off by the idea of possessing the truth, convinced that “those who do not have the truth, cannot do good.” “This was wrong . . . Jesus broadens the horizon.” Pope Francis said, “The root of this possibility of doing good – that we all have – is in creation.” Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/22/pope-francis-good-atheists_n_3320757.html
This is exactly what the itching ears of the pluralistic world system want to hear. The idea that good works can justify a person apart from faith in Christ is completely antithetical to the New Testament. The Gospels also record Jesus saying “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” (Mt 7:13–14) The Apostle Paul wrote, “yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified.”(Ga 2:16) Pope Francis’s message is in direct contradiction of, “For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.” (Ro 3:28) While it is now beyond question that Pope Francis is a false prophet, this seems to be an indicator that he may actually be the False Prophet (Rev 13:11 ff).