A rerun of heresy…
Francis again accuses St. John the Baptist of “Doubting” the Messiah
If repetition is the mother of all learning, then Francis is hard at work to ensure that his poisonous heresies will sink deeply into the consciousness of his sheeple as he keeps rerunning his various errors again and again.
On Dec. 15, as part of his daily dose of what Tom Droleskey calls Francis’ Ding Dong School of Apostasy, Jorge Bergoglio repeated his heretical calumny against St. John the Baptist, whom he accused of doubting whether Jesus Christ was really the Messiah or just an impostor. A Zenit report has the summary:
Although John was great, strong, secure in his vocation, “he still had dark moments,” he had his doubts,” said Francis. In fact, John began to doubt in prison, even though he had baptized Jesus, “because he was a Saviour that was not as he had imagined him.” And so he sent two of his disciples to ask Him if He was the Messiah. And Jesus corrects the vision of John with a clear response. In fact, He tells them to report to John that “the blind see,” “the deaf hear,” “the dead rise.” “The great can afford to doubt, because they are great,” the Pope said.
(“Pope’s Morning Homily: Pastors Should Accept the 1st Step, Let God Do the Rest”, Zenit, Dec. 15, 2016)
Francis’ claim that to the Baptist, Christ the Lord “was not as he had imagined him”, is pure fiction and blasphemous at that. There was neither doubt nor confusion nor surprise in St. John. As Francis had already said the same thing on February 5 of this year, we’ll just refer you to our prior refutation of this heresy and blasphemy:
However, this time around, the Jesuit apostate added something else to his misinterpretation of Sacred Scripture. In what was obviously an underhanded jab at critics of his constant heretical blather, especially Amoris Laetitia and its attempt to dispense from the Sixth Commandment, Francis said this:
The great can afford to doubt, and this is beautiful. They are certain of their vocation but each time the Lord makes them see a new street of the journey, they enter into doubt. ‘But this is not orthodox, this is heretical, this is not the Messiah I expected.’ The devil does this work, and some friend also helps, no? This is the greatness of John, a great one, the last of that band of believers that began with Abraham, that one that preaches conversion, that one that does not use half-words to condemn the proud, that one that at the end of his life is allowed to doubt. And this is a good program of Christian life.
(“Pope” Francis, Homily of Dec. 15, 2016; quoted in “Pope’s Morning Homily: Pastors Should Accept the 1st Step, Let God Do the Rest”, Zenit, Dec. 15, 2016)
Leaving aside whatever he may have meant by saying that it is “beautiful” that “the great can afford to doubt” and the bizarre affirmation that it “is a good program of Christian life” to doubt at the end of one’s life, it does not take much to decode the heart of the message: Using St. John the Baptist as a prop, Mr. Bergoglio alludes to those who accuse him of heresy because he proposes “a new street of the journey”, and declares that this doubt, this opposition to his “new street”, is the work of the devil. Talk about pertinacity! Not only will Francis not recant or reconsider his heresies, he even condemns those who dare to even question him, as being guilty of doing the devil’s work!
At the same time, he is the one who says that doubts — dubia in Latin — are just terrific and a part of genuine Faith, when the truth is that they are inherently incompatible with genuine Faith. Yet Francis also affirms: “We do not need to be afraid of questions and doubts because they are the beginning of a path of knowledge and going deeper; one who does not ask questions cannot progress either in knowledge or in faith” (source). Remember now, this is the man who was “boiling with rage” at the dubia about Amoris Laetitia submitted by “Cardinals” Burke, Caffarra, Brandmuller, and Meisner and refuses to answer them to this very day!
Oh, the irony!
There is another gem in this little passage of his homily quoted above, however, one that was perhaps not intended but is all the more revealing: By comparing his incessant proposal of heretical novelty as a “new street of the journey” similar to that of the Messiah introducing the New Covenant as heralded by St. John the Baptist, Francis is essentially admitting that he is proposing a new path, a new gospel, an entirely new “Messiah”! He is the anti-Baptist preaching the anti-gospel in preparation for the Antichrist.
But this is not unexpected. St. Paul the Apostle had something to say about that:
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding the profane novelties of words, and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called. Which some promising, have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
(1 Timothy 6:20-21)
For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: and will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.
(2 Timothy 4:3-4)
I wonder that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ, unto another gospel. Which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
That in the same homily Francis — of all people — would praise St. John the Baptist for fearlessly and explicitly calling King Herod an adulterer to his face, simply adds an amusing touch to this latest theological twaddle by the greatest of all hypocrites.
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This appalling man just never stops. “because he was a saviour that was not as he had imagined him.” As though the imagination was the seat of the Catholic faith. Apart from his theological(which he scorns) stupidity, can there be any Christian faith in his corrupt soul.
I mean any atheist, starting with Freud, most professionals who work in the field of depth psychology, reject God and mankind’s spiritual nature. That we have eternal spiritual souls that will never die is to be rejected out of hand.
So to them, the imagination, with their debased attempt to reason, combined with feelings and biological drives,. that is what constitutes human nature. And Bergoglio is a slave to this diabolical reductionism. Feel good psychology is his God.
John the Baptist’s soul was in Union with God, from before his birth. So there was no possibility that he would have self-doubt. In no way was his imagination a function or facilitator of his supernatural faith. His faith was pure.
It reminds me of the great Ste. Therese de Lisieux. During her 18 month long ordeal with tuberculosis, where God placed her in the Dark Night of the Soul, deprived of all consolations, mocked by Satan, with no morphine for the pain, and with only her formidable will to sustain her love for Christ, she apparently requested that no poisons be placed within her reach because she might be tempted to kill herself.
Well, this raises an interesting question. Like John, Therese’s soul was in Union with God, Could John and her reject God or doubt Christ as true God and true man. It’s clear from the church’s teaching that doubt was an impossibility for John because that was God’s will. But what about Ste. Therese? I don’t think there is one clear cut answer. Because Adam and Eve’s souls were in Union with God. But they still chose disobedience.
Personally, I don’t believe that Therese would have acted on her fear, even if she was afraid of her own “weaknesses”. Because, her humility was complete. She lived in the state of “spiritual childhood” for all of her 24 years, perhaps starting at birth. With absolute trust in Christ’s love for her, I doubt if she ever committed even a venial sin.
Doubt is the devil’s greatest resource. And the VII Heresiarchs are the merchants of it, just like the Protestants they follow – a great sorrow, that the silly grin of the heresiarchs make all the more appalling.
The Gospel has been preached to the ends of the earth, and now the ignorant, complacent, or malicious folks of this earth think they can say ‘shuttup’ to the Word of God, and expound all lies against Him, claiming authority to do so.
Blessed Virgin, hammer of all heresies, vouchsafe that we are defended against thine enemies.
Wow, is he seriously trying to portray St. John the Baptist as a Pharisaical Jew who expects a worldly messiah? It sounds more like kosher Bergoglio himself is having the doubts he’s attributing to St. John.
When still in the N.O. a ‘priest’ spent a lot of pulpit time trying to compare the violent politico communist Mandela to St John.
Bergoglio – ‘Dom’ of Doubt, Duplicity, and just plain Ditziness. Protestants love him for one reason – for them he is yet more ‘proof’ that 2000 years of Catholicism was nothing but a spoof. Supposedly the Truth hid His light under the bushel of ‘Catholicism’ until wicked Luther got angry one day. The ‘reasoning’ is about as antichrist as you can get. Cardinal Manning saw it plainly.
Immaculate Conception, intercede for us. Vouchsafe that we may praise thee, Blessed Virgin; give us strength against thine enemies.