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2 Timothy 4:2-3, Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3.For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears. In yet, another baffling comment by the so called Vicar of Christ (earthly representative of God or Christ), in an interview published in part of Argentine weekly “Viva” July 27. Pope Francis was asked to reveal 10 secrets to happiness. One of the item that he lists should be heavily scrutinized since he believes that Christians should not evangelize.
9. Don’t proselytize; respect others’ beliefs. “We can inspire others through witness so that one grows together in communicating. But the worst thing of all is religious proselytism, which paralyzes: ‘I am talking with you in order to persuade you,’ No. Each person dialogues, starting with his and her own identity. The church grows by attraction, not proselytizing,” the pope said.
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Here are other meanings for “proselytize” – evangelize, convert, save, redeem, win over, act as a missionary, advocate. Contrary to what Pope Francis says, it is written in the Bible to go and evangelize. Matthew Chapter 28 19-20, Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen. I understand we need to respect other religions and there is nothing wrong with that. Sometimes as a Christian we need to understand the battlefield before us. Being pushy has never won a convert. Following in the example of Christ has. This just totally boggles the mind that Pope Francis would even utter such blasphemous ideas. My fellow Christians the time has come for you to open your Bible and read the word of God. An Apostasy of the Christian faith has taken root and it seeks to wipe out the absolute truth and the word of God. We must rebuke, reprove, and exhort those who wish to destroy sound doctrine. The Pope who claims to represent Christ here on Earth continues to twist scripture, while feeding the masses with words that their itching ears are willing to hear. There is no grey area. Jesus is the truth, the way, and the life. This is the truth that must be spoken for those that walk in darkness. It is a duty that carries serious consequences to those that know the truth, but refuse to speak it. The time has come to put on the armor of God. Those who understand the word of God are called to be watchmen. The world is slipping into chaos and a false prophet has risen to bring a false doctrine unto the world. We must stand our ground on God’s doctrine before the flame of truth gets extinguish. Ephesians Chapter 6:10-18, 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.
CATHOLIC REGISTER: Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness. In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly “Viva” July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one’s life:
1. “Live and let live.” Everyone should be guided by this principle, he said, which has a similar expression in Rome with the saying, “Move forward and let others do the same READ MORE: http://www.catholicregister.org/faith/item/18548-pope-francis-reveals-top-10-secrets-to-happiness
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