Pope Francis says it's 'terrible' that children are taught they can choose gender
Pope Francis has lamented that children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice, adding that his predecessor, Benedict XVI has labeled current times "the epoch of sin against God the Creator."
Francis weighed in with his view on gender and what he said was that of the emeritus pontiff while meeting privately last week with bishops from Poland during his pilgrimage there. The Vatican released a transcript Tuesday of those closed-door remarks.
The pope said he wanted to conclude his remarks by reflecting on this: "We are living a moment of annihilation of man as image of God."
Francis said: "Today, in schools they are teaching this to children -- to children! -- that everyone can choose their gender."...
Hi Connor,I am well thank you,hope you are too.Concerning alter calls and the Holy Spirit,people preach,they have been told to preach by Jesus but the Holy Spirit prompts man by His grace.God can and does work in ways that we haven't even seen yet.Ways we cannot imagine.He will rise above religion and tradition.He can start a revival in the hearts of religious priests and work through any institution.I wait for that in my country.Why shouldn't God work in the hearts of people at an alter call?There is no mention of any technology in the Bible,clearly the Word goes forth through using technology.The new testament church met in homes and catacombs,must we now also do the same?Paul preached in the town squares and called people to accept Christ,is that not an alter call?We have town squares all over Greece in every city and every village and I would gladly stand and tell people about Christ if the Holy Spirit led me to do it.Stay open minded Connor at what God can do,because He will do a new thing not contrary to His character( holiness etc.)but,a new thing.One never puts new wine in old wine skins.God bless,stay well
John MacArthur wrote: I think the way we can work together ... for the Catholics to work against those things like they want to work against them and we‚Äôll work against those things like we want to work against them, but we can‚Äôt really throw our arms around each other in a common effort, because that confounds the issue of spiritual truth. Look, if the Catholic Church is already a co-belligerent, if they‚Äôre already anti-abortion and pornography and homosexuality, they‚Äôre going to use all of their energies within the framework of their system to go after that. We‚Äôre committed to that and we‚Äôre going after that. There‚Äôs already a collective movement. Once you then sort of try to define that as common spiritual mission built on common spiritual unity, you just take doctrine and throw it out the window. And perception is violated, particularly because the Catholic Church claims to be ‚Äútrue Christianity.‚ÄĚ And when we reverse 450 years of history and just throw our arms around the Roman system‚Äďwhich I think we have to say..., in all honesty is not a group of wayward brothers but is an apostate form of Christianity. It is a false religion. It is another religion....
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Hi Andrea, I was thinking about you just yesterday. Hope everythings going well. Last two weeks were very hot and humid, but much better the past couple of days. Hope you're staying healthy and safe...
Hi John, you need to try and understand one day that it's the entirety of the mass itself, what the mass represents, that is the issue, not whether any part of it, like scripture reading is biblical. You know that the sole purpose of the mass is for an indulgence, and to re-sacrifice Christ on the cross, a literal and continual re-sacrifice, because His once and for all finished work wasn't enough to forgive all future sin, according to the religious system you align yourself with. This is the issue, the abomination, the outrageous lie. Pretending this or that isn't happening doesn't fly with Christ and Christ is not in their midst. Christ is against the Church of Rome and their fatally false doctrines testify to this and convict them. You know this, yet you call yourself a Roman Catholic and say you'll raise all of your future children within the same system.
What Rome Says,as it contrary to sound Biblical teachings that frees the fallen sinner to know & trust in His hope & salvation is through Christ alone & not held to the false bondage of Rome.
The True Roman Catholic Must Obey The Roman Catholic Church
The Second Vatican Council of the Church of Rome, which many are under the mistaken impression somehow changed the the RCC‚Äôs views on the primacy of the Roman Pontiff and his supposed authority over all churches as well as individuals within who would be considered Christian:Just as the office granted individually to Peter, the first among the apostles, is permanent and is to be transmitted to his successors, so also the apostles‚Äô office of nurturing the Church is permanent,& is to be exercised without interruption by the sacred order of bishops. (14*) Therefore, the Sacred Council teaches that bishops by divine institution have succeeded to the place of the apostles, (15*) as shepherds of the Church, and he who hears them, hears Christ, and he who rejects them, rejects Christ and Him who sent Christ. (149)(16*) (Lumen Gentium, emphasis added).
John Y, just because one goes forward in a Alter Call, doesn't mean one has been spiritualy regenerated with the saving gift of eternal life, based off ones descensional regeneration. But ones salvation at the end of the day is based off between them & the Lord. In is ones life showing & reflecting in do they have a true love for His truths,for His redeemed people, by forsaking sin, that was once loved. The Apostle Paul makes a bold statement to examine oneself to see weither or not one is in the house hold of faith or not. John Y, it's no different if a Mormon or even a Jehovah Witness was to be soundly saved through Biblical Orthodoxy teachings.
One would have to reach a point, in knowing that they have to leave their Churches they are setting under, at what ever the cost might be for one, because of what is being taught through another Gospel message of Works amen.
NeedHim wrote: John Y I have nothing personally against you, but my point about the Mass aspect is. Driven sadly from what you have stated & shared on here before, that you are still attending Mass, through a Roman Catholic Church. Any one who is setting under a Roman Catholic Presits who in their own, heart of hearts, who are truly holding onto Romes teachings through the Catechism. They are spiritualy & Biblically deceived in their supporting efforts,in claming to a Presithood that only Christ Himself, can hold lay to alone, Heb 7:23-27. The Mass is abomination & blasphemy to Christ & His finished works alone, Heb 10:10-12 amen.
Only the parts of the Mass that are unbiblical are an abomination and blasphemy to Christ and His finished works. The biblical parts to the Mass are certainly not an abomination and blasphemy to Christ and His finished works. I certainly don't read the Catholic Catechism. And I only hold to the biblical teachings of the Catholic Church. I jettison the unbiblical Catholic teachings in November 1997 after that Altar Call at my brothers Non Denominational Church in which I embraced Jesus as Savior and started to trust entirely in Jesus alone for salvation.
John Y I have nothing personally against you, but my point about the Mass aspect is. Driven sadly from what you have stated & shared on here before, that you are still attending Mass, through a Roman Catholic Church.
Any one who is setting under a Roman Catholic Presits who in their own, heart of hearts, who are truly holding onto Romes teachings through the Catechism. They are spiritualy & Biblically deceived in their supporting efforts,in claming to a Presithood that only Christ Himself, can hold lay to alone, Heb 7:23-27.
The Mass is abomination & blasphemy to Christ & His finished works alone, Heb 10:10-12 amen.
Contendia wrote: This is Antichrist using the Hegelian dialectic. Don't fall for his rhetoric. No peace with Rome. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. 2Thess 2:8
Francis is not the one and only Anti-Christ as the one and only Anti-Christ has not come onto the scene yet and won't until just before the Great Tribulation Period begins. Think before you post untrue statements like Francis is the Anti-Christ. It would have been more accurate to state that Francis is an anti-Christ.
NeedHim wrote: Just as sadly from a standpoint of spiritual applications, that Francis thinks he is the Vicar of Christ from a Earthly representative standpoint,& others who are still clinging onto, in trying to say there is parts of the Mass, that are Biblical. O' may the Lord strengthen His people to love on the lost, by sharing & telling them, one isn't prepared to die in their fallen state of active rebellion. Apart from Christ being ones only mediator, who can justify you, before the Father alone, by Christ merits alone amen.
So the readings from the Bible, prayers to Jesus, Apostles and Nicene Creeds(minus the parts about Baptism remitting sin and praying to the Virgin Mary and the Saints for intercession), the Gloria(Prayer to the Holy Trinity) and the words of Jesus from the Last Supper are not Biblical? That is a total negation of reality for anybody to believe that those parts of the Mass listed above are not Biblical.
Just as sadly from a standpoint of spiritual applications, that Francis thinks he is the Vicar of Christ from a Earthly representative standpoint,& others who are still clinging onto, in trying to say there is parts of the Mass, that are Biblical.
O' may the Lord strengthen His people to love on the lost, by sharing & telling them, one isn't prepared to die in their fallen state of active rebellion. Apart from Christ being ones only mediator, who can justify you, before the Father alone, by Christ merits alone amen.
Teacher:- "Now children when you grow up what do you want to be normal or a pervert?"
The children will look at the teacher with a blank stare and wonder what on earth she is talking about.
Words of prophecy:- "Rom 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind,"
# I wonder if they will teach rape and paedophilia in the schools too??
Well, the man goes from " who am I too judge", to "Islam is not terrorism ", by lecturing Europe that by having immigration safeguards is not Christian, to representing a church that has shelled out roughly 2 billion in court loses due to "pediphile" or rape of women and children. Now, after being all over the map on and becoming the economic communist expert for Che' and the Castro Brothers, " Uncle Fester "( look up the Adams family) is all concerned about transgender socialization of children. I'm sorry, your opinion is not welcomed.