Ahh, that wild and whacky Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a.k.a. pope Francis…also to known to Satan as one of his highest ranking and most influential ministers appearing as a minister of righteousness while in truth being a minster of Satan who appears as an angel of light. if unawares, unbelieving of this as possible search the Scriptures. Here’s a help — this truth can be found in the apostle Paul’s letters to the Corinthians.
The father of lies and all his servants take after their father now confusing, seducing, and misleading millions, billions just as he did in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. No difference. No difference at all.
No hell? This from a pontificating pontiff Christian poser!
Who just happens to be the head of the Church of Rome. Influencing hundreds of millions of minds that refuse to think for themselves as they refuse to search and know the Scriptures and merely bow to an evil man rather than bowing to the Word of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit — the One True God while more and more men and women, such as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and that’s who he really is no matter the smoke and mirrors of hiding behind a title and made up name to go along with his made up doctrine, his heresies in complete opposition to the inerrant infallible Word of God.
I came under criticism some years back by a person who at the time was a great friend, a fellow believer that I was in frequent contact with, as she wrote to me one time telling me I didn’t need to keep writing “inerrant Bible,’ or how I have a habit, a good one, of writing inerrant infallible living and active Word of God. Why a good habit? Why continue to be redundant in that manner? Why be keen to do so?
Because it is clear beyond the clarity of the finest crystal that the overwhelming majority of church and denomination leaders, as well as those within those denominational or church bodies, see themselves above God, replacing God, to fit the times, to suit themselves, to deny the Word of God. To omit and to add to in order to pursue their agendas, which are to continue to remove and confuse as many Bible illiterate, billions lacking Bible fluency as possible. To serve their master, the devil, rather than serving the Lord and knowing the Word of God.
You may outwardly appear humble. You may wear all white. A shiny precious metal cross around your neck. You may belong to a church, or identify with a denomination all to the detriment of knowing Christ, knowing God, and having the Holy Spirit indwelling within your heart and mind, without knowledge of what is contained in the Word of God. You may appear holy, like a Christian.
Just as Satan does when he knows it is to his benefit to do so. Because people are easily misled, seduced, and fooled due to their ignorance of God, their ignorance of the Word of God, and its more about perception and outward appearance to most rather than being truly Supernaturally changed from within by the power of the Spirit of God.
Well, while we are instructed to discern rightly and wisely, to judge all things we are not to judge to condemnation, to pass such judgment on others, THAT is what is meant in Matthew 7:1 rather than how it has been misunderstood as so many know that verse and take it out of context not knowing much else within the Bible about judging — but we are not to condemn, to judge the penalty for their sin and rebellion against God. If a person is going to hell or to heaven. That is to be judged only, solely by the Lord Jesus Christ.
Not any one of us.
But…in discerning rightly and wisely according to the Word of God those that dey hell? That preach and teach heresies, false teachings, and unsound doctrine either adding to or omitting from the Word of God in effect replacing God and putting themselves in His place?
Well, God will judge.
We, true believers, those truly renewed of mind and spirit, born anew in Christ, died and risen with Christ, His disciples, God’s elect we are to remain unchangeable, not swayed, not backsliding, not influenced by the cunning and lying words of any man or woman and to remain steadfast and living within the whole Word of God — not the words of any man. Even one that wears all white, poses well, acts to a form that he should win every Oscar and BAFTA award, and wears a big cross around his neck. While being in the employ of the devil and not the service of God and Christ.
Well, I sincerely hope and pray all those who subscribe to that lie no matter who they may be, those in opposition to God and His Word, and those in clear rebellion against God and the Bible hear the truth, seek the truth, find the truth within the Word of God and repent of their sin. Before it is too late for them. And they may discover what they professed to be true while in the flesh here on earth proves to be a grave eternal error in spirit and soul.
Key Facts About Eternity
(1) Everyone will exist eternally either in heaven or hell (Daniel 12:2,3; Matthew 25:46; John 5:28; Revelation 20:14,15).
(2) Everyone has only one life in which to determine their destiny (Hebrews 9:27).
(3) Heaven or hell is determined by whether a person believes (puts their trust) in Christ alone to save them (John 3:16, 36, etc.).
Key Passages About Hell
(1) Hell was designed originally for Satan and his demons (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10).
(2) Hell will also punish the sin of those who reject Christ (Matthew 13:41,50; Revelation 20:11-15; 21:8).
(3) Hell is conscious torment.
- Matthew 13:50 “furnace of fire…weeping and gnashing of teeth”
- Mark 9:48 “where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched”
- Revelation 14:10 “he will be tormented with fire and brimstone”
(4) Hell is eternal and irreversible.
- Revelation 14:11 “the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever and they have no rest day and night”
- Revelation 20:14 “This is the second death, the lake of fire”
- Revelation 20:15 “If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire”
Erroneous Views of Hell
(1) The second chance view – After death there is still a way to escape hell.
Answer: “It is appointed unto men once to die and after that the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
(2) Universalism – All are eternally saved.
Answer: It denies the truth of salvation through Christ which means that a person decides to either trust in Christ or else he/she rejects Christ and goes to hell (John 3:16;3:36).
(3) Annihilationism – Hell means a person dies like an animal – ceases to exist.
Answer: It denies the resurrection of the unsaved (John 5:28, etc. – see above). It denies conscious torment (see above).
Objections to the Biblical View of Hell
(1) A loving God would not send people to a horrible hell.
Response: God is just (Romans 2:11).
- God has provided the way of salvation to all (John 3:16,17; 2 Corinthians 5:14,15; 1 Timothy 2:6; 4:10; Titus 2:11; 2 Peter 3:9).
- Even those who haven’t heard of Christ are accountable for God’s revelation in nature (Romans 1:20). God will seek those who seek Him (Matthew 7:7; Luke 19:10).
- Therefore God doesn’t send people to hell, they choose it (Romans 1:18,21,25).
(2) Hell is too severe a punishment for man’s sin.
Response: God is holy-perfect (1 Peter 1:14,15).
- Sin is willful opposition to God our creator (Romans 1:18-32).
- Our sin does merit hell (Romans 1:32; 2:2,5,6).
- What is unfair and amazing is that Christ died for our sin and freely offers salvation to all (Romans 2:4; 3:22-24; 4:7,8; 5:8,9).
Biblical Terms Describing Where the Dead Are
- Sheol – a Hebrew term simply describing “the grave” or “death” – Does not refer to “hell” specifically
- Hades – A Greek term that usually refers to hell – a place of torment (Luke 10:15; 16:23, etc.)
- Gehenna – A Greek term (borrowed from a literal burning dump near Jerusalem) that always refers to hell – a place of torment (Matthew 5:30; 23:33)
- “Lake of fire”- the final abode of unbelievers after they are resurrected (Revelation 20:14,15)
- “Abraham’s bosom” – (Luke 16:22) a place of eternal comfort
- “Paradise” – (Luke 23:43) a place of eternal comfort
- “With the Lord” – a key phrase describes where church age believers are after death (Philippians 1:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; 2 Corinthians 5:8)
- “New heavens and earth” – where believers will be after they are resurrected (Revelation 20:4-6; 21:1-4)
Our curiosity about the abode of the dead is not completely satisfied by biblical terms or verses. What we do know is that either eternal torment in hell or eternal joy in heaven awaits all people after death, based on whether they trust in Christ’s payment for sin or reject Christ.
20 Top Bible Verses About Hell – Scripture Quotes (biblestudytools.com)
What Does the Bible Say About Hell? (openbible.info)
[Other source material from Bible.org]
What to do?
Remain strong and firm in the Word of God. Not in any denomination or teachings of men or women in this age. Remain strong and disciplined in the love of and the reading of and the meditation upon the inerrant infallible living and active Word of God. Pray fervently, faithfully for the lost, the denying, the deluded, the confused following false teachers and the ministers of Satan. Pray that your individual faith is strengthened and you do not falter, fall, or follow one or some of the false teachers among us, those who have crept in to lead many astray.
Either love God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Word of God — wholly truly. Believing wholly, truly, and living in kind.
Or love this world and its ways and lies, its cunning deceptions. Finding what men may say, women may say more appealing and influencing how to live and what to believe.
The former will find themselves eternally in one place.
The latter will also find themselves eternally in a different place.
Why? Because the Bible says so. It isn’t based on what any man or woman may say no matter who they may appear to be — it’s all about, only about WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS.
And do you believe God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Their Word? Or the words of man?
Ken Pullen, A CROOKED PATH, Friday, March 17th, 2023
Pope Francis denies that Hell is ‘a place,’ says it is ‘a posture towards life’
The pope’s latest scandalous comments contradict the teachings of the Church Fathers on the existence of Hell.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Reprinted from LifeSite News & Prophecy News Watch
VATICAN CITY (LifeSiteNews) — In an interview to mark his 10-year anniversary, Pope Francis appeared to deny the existence of Hell, saying that “is not a place” but is instead simply “a state of the heart” and “a posture towards life.”
The pontiff’s comments formed part of a lengthy conversation conducted by Argentinian news site Perfil, one of a number of recent interviews the Pope granted journalists to mark his decade upon the papal throne. Touching on a number of topics he discussed with other reporters, Francis also spoke about his philosophical and theological thought, along with aspects relating to global politics.
As part of the in-depth discussion, Francis was asked, “What is your own interpretation of Hell and paradise, and what happens to people who go to Hell, and what happens to those who go to paradise?”
Giving a trademark lengthy, convoluted, and somewhat evasive answer, Francis appeared to deny the existence of Hell as an actual place. “Hell is not a place,” he said. “If one goes to attend the Last Judgment, and sees the faces of those who go to Hell, one gets scared. If you read Dante, you get scared. But these are media representations.”
Expanding on his answer, Francis described Hell simply as “a state” — a description which appeared to refer to a state of mind. “Hell is a state, there are people who live in Hell continuously.”
He clarified that he was not referring to suffering generally, but to “those who make a world of bad or sick self-referentiality, and end up living in Hell.”
Hell is a state, it is a state of the heart, of the soul, of a posture towards life, towards values, towards the family, towards everything. There are people who live in Hell because they seek it, there are others who do not, who are suffering. And who goes to Hell, to that Hell, to that state? They are already living from here.
Not content with appearing to deny the existence of Hell, however, Francis implied that there was no one actually in Hell — an about-turn in his argument that saw him appear to thus accept that Hell could be real.
“If you ask me how many people are in Hell, I answer you with a famous sculpture of the cathedral of Vézelay,” he said. Providing a description of the sculpture, Francis noted that the sculpture “has Judas hanging and the devil pulling him down, and on the other side they have the Good Shepherd, Jesus who grabs Judas and puts him on his shoulders with an ironic smile.”
“What does that mean?” he queried. “That salvation is stronger than damnation. This pilaster is a catechesis that should make us think.”
“God’s mercy is always at our side, and what God wants is always to be with his people, with his children, and not for them to leave him,” he ended.
His remarks echo those made in a controversial interview with atheist journalist Eugenio Scalfari, in which Scalfari claimed that Francis denied the existence of Hell and argued instead that “lost souls” were annihilated upon the death of the earthly body.
The Vatican subsequently issued a process of damage control following Scalfari’s publication of the interview. At the time, Fr. Thomas Rosica, English-language assistant to the Holy See Press Office, told LifeSiteNews: “All official, final texts of the Holy Father are found on the Vatican website,” and since they were never published by the Holy See Press Office they “should not be considered official texts.”
They were, said Fr. Rosica, “private discussions that took place and were never recorded by the journalist.”
Catholic teaching on existence of Hell
Pope Francis earnest attempt to deny the existence of Hell, or the possibility of anyone being in it, runs in the face of the Catholic Church’s teaching on the subject.
The Gospels present the words of Christ on the matter. In the parable of Lazarus and the rich man, Christ warns how the greedy and selfish rich man, who died unrepentant, “also died, and he was buried in hell.” (Luke 16:22)
So also in St. Matthew’s Gospel, Christ presents the account of Judgment Day and the separation of the just from the unjust. Those who did not follow the law of God “shall go into everlasting punishment,” teaches Christ. (Matt 25:46)
In yet another discourse with His disciples, Christ explained the meaning of the parable of the sower, likening it to the final days of judgement. “The Son of man shall send his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity. And shall cast them into the furnace of fire; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Matt 13:41)
READ: Yes, Hell is real, and Christians should not take it lightly
In his supplement to the Summae Theologiae, St. Thomas Aquinas draws upon the teaching of Scripture to clearly outline and defend the existence of Hell. Writing about where souls are borne immediately after death, the great theologian writes:
And since a place is assigned to souls in keeping with their reward or punishment, as soon as the soul is set free from the body it is either plunged into hell or soars to heaven, unless it be held back by some debt, for which its flight must needs be delayed until the soul is first of all cleansed.
“This truth is attested by the manifest authority of the canonical Scriptures and the doctrine of the holy Fathers,” he continues, “wherefore the contrary must be judged heretical as stated in Dial. iv, 25, and in De Eccl. Dogm. xlvi.”
Later in the same section, St. Thomas reaffirms the physical existence of Hell, drawing as always from the Fathers of the Church and Sacred Scripture. Citing St. Basil, Aquinas writes that:
at the final cleansing of the world, there will be a separation of the elements: whatever is pure and noble remaining above for the glory of the blessed, and whatever is ignoble and sordid being cast down for the punishment of the damned: so that just as every creature will be to the blessed a matter of joy, so will all the elements conduce to the torture of the damned, according to Wisdom 5:21, “the whole world will fight with Him against the unwise.”
This is also becoming to Divine justice, that whereas they departed from one by sin, and placed their end in material things which are many and various, so should they be tormented in many ways and from many sources.
So resolutely did St. Thomas teach regarding the existence of Hell, that he outlined the manner in which the tormenting fire – of which the Scriptures speak – would be real. “However, whatever we may say of the fire that torments the separated souls, we must admit that the fire which will torment the bodies of the damned after the resurrection is corporeal, since one cannot fittingly apply a punishment to a body unless that punishment itself be bodily.”
Aquinas further cites the teaching of Pope St. Gregory along with that of St. Augustine to support his writing.
In comments provided to LifeSiteNews, catechist and author Deacon Nick Donnelly highlighted the importance of teaching the physical existence of Hell, since doing so “upholds the objective reality of God’s Justice.”
“When our Lord referred to the punishments of Hell — the eternal fire and undying worm — He described them in very physical terms, not in terms of psychological or spiritual states of mind,” said Donnelly.
The Church Fathers understood Jesus’ depiction of Hell as being a literal description of a physical place. It is essential to teach the nature of Hell as a physical place because it upholds the objective reality of God’s Justice — God determines the punishment of the damned — and the objective reality of the resurrection of the body — the bodies of the damned suffer real punishments.
The English cleric slated Francis’ comments on Hell as ultimately being an “example of his dethronement of the true God for one of his own making.”
Pope Francis’ caricature of Hell as being a psychological state is yet another example of an idolatrous humanism that reduces everything to this world, as if man’s experience is the measure of God, rather than God’s eternal design and plan as being the measure of man’s destiny. Pope Francis’ offhand dismissal of our Lord’s description of the physicality of Hell is yet another example of his dethronement of the true God for one of his own making.
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