April 29, 2016: Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands with Pope Francis during a congress on the progress of regenerative medicine held at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
The official Catechism of the Catholic Church seems to come down on the side of the Biblical view of homosexual behavior. But the Pope’s recent remarks appear otherwise.
According to the Catechism:
“…homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered,” and the inclination to perform them is “objectively disordered.”…“Under no circumstances can they be approved.”
The Catechism, however, appears to give room for the “born-that-way” belief:
“…men and women who have deep seated homosexual tendencies…must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”
This continues the pattern of Roman Catholicism’s talking out of both sides of its mouth. Although its mantra is: “Rome never changes,” history shows that it is very adept at adapting to the shifting winds of culture.
Even when Pope Francis was just a Cardinal in Latin America, he personally supported civil unions for homosexual couples. Now he continues to make statements in that direction.
Pope Francis responded to a reporter’s question about homosexual priests in 2013: “Who am I to judge?”
One homosexual sexual abuse survivor reported that the pope told him that God had made him gay. In a recent documentary video, he appears to be endorsing civil unions for same-sex couples.
This is another case of someone who abandons the word of God and exposes his real motives. Ever since the establishment of the Roman hierarchy under Constantine, Rome has been at war with God’s preserved words.
When they were unable to burn all the Bibles in the world, they produced counterfeit Bibles polluted with pagan perversions. Then, they declared that their teachings, the Magisterium, superseded the Bible, giving them authority to change it as they wished.
But the hierarchy has always been more about power politics than spiritual truth. Since international acceptance of sodomy has exploded upon the scene, it would be bad publicity to come out against it as strongly as God does in His Bible.
Another example is the Pope’s recent support for socialist causes such as global warming and anti-capitalism. Again, as a former cardinal in Latin America, Francis is well schooled in the communistic liberation theology.
In the book of Revelation, chapters 17 and 18, Christ described, in detail, the demise of this prostitute church. Until that time comes, it is our commission as soul winners to take the true gospel to those who are trapped in this pagan bondage.
Over the years, God has enabled Chick Publications to ferret out the obscure teachings of the popes. Numerous tools have been created to help soul winners show Roman Catholics the unbiblical stance of the Vatican.
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