Saturday, November 08, 2014

Pope Blasts Liberal 'christians' as Pagans

Not surprisingly, the media did NOT report that Pope Francis referred to non-believers who claim to follow a christ of their own creation as "pagan christians" who are "enemies of the Cross of Christ" and who are destined for damnation.  No, the mainstream (liberal) media only report the goings-on of their "pet Pope" when they can twist his words into Gay Agenda or feminist propaganda.

For background, read Pope Francis Warns of Satan; Media, Take Heed!

-- From "Pope Francis: 'Pagan' Christians 'in Name Only' are 'Enemies of the Cross'" posted at The Roanoke Times 11/7/14

Not all those who claim to be Christians really are, said Pope Francis Friday morning. Some are Christians "in name only," he said. "They bear the name of Christians but live a life of pagans." In his homily at Mass, the Pope that there have always been two types of Christian, those who truly followed Christ and those who only pretended to.

From "Pope Francis blasts 'pagan' Christians as 'enemies of the cross'" by Ann Schneible, Catholic News Agency 11/7/14

In his daily homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence, Pope Francis urged the faithful against living as lukewarm pagans who are merely Christian in name, for these are “enemies of the Cross.”

Reflecting on the day's reading from Paul to the Philippians, the Holy Father spoke of two types of Christians: those who advance in their faith, and those who behave as “enemies of the Cross of Christ.”

Pope Francis condemned this latter group as “Christian pagans,” describing them as “worldly, Christian in name,” but living a “pagan life.” They are “pagans with two strokes of Christian paint, in order to appear as Christians.”

The Holy Father then challenged the faithful to ask themselves if they too exhibit the same worldliness and paganism, and whether they are citizens of Heaven or the earth.

Unlike the citizens of Heaven who await the coming of the Savior, Pope Francis said the citizens of earth are destined for damnation.

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From "'Pagan Christians' go to church, but don't put God first, pope says" by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service 11/7/14

Today, the pope said, "there are many of these. And we, too, must be careful not to slip" into being Christians in name only. Being half-hearted Christians, "accustomed to mediocrity" is a danger for all, he said.

In the day's first reading, Philippians 3:17-4:1, St. Paul speaks of true Christians having their "citizenship" in heaven, the pope said, while "pagan Christians" are full citizens of the world.

The way for someone to check their spiritual nationality, he said, is to ask some questions: "Do I like to brag? Do I like money? Do I like pride?"

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From "Pope at Santa Marta: Enemies of the Cross of Christ" posted at Vatican Radio 11/8/14

"Both groups – he said - were in the [Philippian] Church together, they went to Mass on Sunday, they praised the Lord, they called themselves Christians". So what was the difference? The second group "act like enemies of the Cross of Christ! Christians enemies of the Cross of Christ”.

The Pope said these were "worldly Christians, Christians in name, with two or three Christian things, but nothing more. Pagan Christian". "A Christian name, but a pagan life." Or to put it another way: "Pagans with two strokes of Christian paint, so as to appear like Christians, but pagans nonetheless".

"Even today there are many! We must be careful not to slip toward the path of being pagan Christians, Christians in appearance. The temptation to get used to mediocrity, the mediocrity of Christians, these Christians, it is their undoing because their hearts cool, they become lukewarm. And the Lord had strong words for these lukewarm [Christians]: 'because you are lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth'. These are very strong words! They are enemies of the Cross of Christ. They take the name, but do not follow the requirements of Christian life".

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For background on mainstream media coverage of Pope Francis, note these typical fallacious media headlines:

Pope Open to Homosexual Civil Unions

Pope Francis OKs Gay & Women Priests

But what the pope has actually said and has done, include the following:

Pope Said the Gay Agenda is the Work of the Devil

Pope Disappoints Liberals by Opposing 'Gay Adoption'

Pope's New Spanish Cardinal Says 'Gay Gene' is a Defect

Pope Francis Cracks Down on American Liberal Nuns, Priests

Also read Pope Francis Decries Abortion; Vatican Says Media Distort Him

And notice how the media reacted to a U.S. Supreme Court justice saying that Satan exists.