The small hairs on the back of my neck stood tall as I began researching the new Papal leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis. It quickly became clear that he wasn’t who we expected – sadly the strong stench of his liberal religious bias is as potent as his socialist political agenda.
As an Orthodox Christian, I am a believer in dogmatic, unchanging, timeless-for-every-culture Truth. The Truth that comes with a capital T and bears the oppressive weight of unjust condemnation and liberal angst, the Truth that defines the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the same truth he said will “set us free” (John 8:31), is the Truth I believe Pope Francis desperately needs.
And the Truth is this: The Catholic Church not only has a liberal bias, they have a liberal leader. And as every faithful Christian knows, liberalism is a dead end – literally.
In the Gospel of Matthew Jesus says, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction…” (Matthew 7:13). To put it simply, “narrow” is Jesus’ way of saying “conservative” – we conservatives hold to a strict, definitive, and narrow Truth. In our opposition we see a liberal, inclusive, all-loving, and welcoming faith – one that leads to, as Jesus says, destruction. Pope Francis is paving the road for the Catholic Church, and with great sadness it’s not the “narrow road” Jesus sought to build.
The first brick in this broad path of eternal conscious torment was with the Pope’s dismissal of Biblical Truth and love of sexual diversity. “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will,” Pope Francis says, “who am I to judge?”
Truth-wielding, Bible-believing Christians have been given the authority to judge one another on the basis of God’s Word.
And we can tell you: this gay-agenda is not in the Bible.
It may be true that Jesus says nothing about homosexuality… but we do know Jesus was one of the most judgmental figures in the New Testament.
And even though the Old Testament passages about homosexuality aren’t culturally relevant today, we look past that to the fact that they must be timeless examples of God’s morals.
No matter how healthy and loving relationships are between gays, we must stand by the Truth and say “You hedonistic sinners are wrong! WWJD!”
(“WWJD” isn’t actually in the Bible, either, but it should be.)
Do Not Touch The Heathens!
This strange path Pope Francis began building with the gays has continued with his acceptance of people of non-Christian religious cults. That is to say, Pope Francis dines with the demonic. In a recent trip to Brazil for “World Youth Day” Francis had his feet washed by a Serbian Muslim woman and made the tragic claim that God redeems “even the atheists.”
Once again we must remind Francis that God does not redeem Muslims or any other demonic worshiping person. God saves those who have accepted Jesus into their hearts, that is, those of us who have cognitively ascended to the correct doctrines.
Jesus was a capitalist
The tragedy continued when Pope Francis told a crowd at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City, “I think about those who are unemployed often because of an economic conception of society that seeks egoistic profit regardless of social justice” — a statement that wreaks of Marxist liberalism and one that stands in stark contrast to the person and work of Jesus. Jesus’ message was about Truth, about God’s Wrath and the forgiveness found in Jesus, NOT about Communism!
In the words of Glenn Beck, “I beg you, look for the words ‘social justice’ or ‘economic justice’ on your church Web site. If you find it, run as fast as you can. Social justice and economic justice, they are code words. Now, am I advising people to leave their church? Yes!”
“Selfie” = “Satan”
And finally, Pope Francis has officially lost all credibility. He has chosen to follow the teeny-bopping-sexually-driven culture and has taken a “selfie.” Jesus repeatedly taught that we are “not of this world” but that we are to live in the world as a light to the world. Degrading oneself to the slimy pit of cultural teenage vanity stands in stark contrast to the Truth of Jesus. It’s frightening that in Francis’ public life the influence of Miley Cyrus and her VMA sex-performance is stronger than Jesus Christ.
Pope Francis undeniably promotes the inclusion of non-hetero sexualities, he believes in an all-loving God that pursues people of all religions, he promotes the atrocity of social justice, and has fallen under the Devil’s cultural selfie conundrum. He’s using his global platform to encourage the same liberal agenda that seeks to dismantle the strict, literal and dogmatic revelatory Truth we as Christians know from the Word of God.
Pope Francis has an undeniable liberal bias!!!