“It is a duty that we owe”!
Francis tells the World to Convert… to Clean Energy!
(Francis in St. Peter’s Square on June 14, 2015. Image: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo)
Who says Francis does not tell people to convert?!
Just this past Saturday, Jorge Bergoglio — the man who styles himself “Pope Francis” — told an audience of leading energy executives gathered in the Vatican that they must convert. That papal pretender was talking about a conversion to clean energy and not to Jesus Christ or Catholicism, stands to reason. He is, after all, a Naturalist, and his mouth speaks what is in his heart (cf. Lk 6:45; Lk 12:34), which is above all the temporal concerns of the natural world. All of Francis’ religious chicaneries are ultimately directed to, and converge in, his Naturalist-humanitarian “Gospel of Man”, which slyly subverts the Gospel of Christ while appearing to apply it.
“Pope urges top oil executives to convert to clean fuel”, the embarrassing headline on Vatican News read on June 9, 2018. Bergoglio’s address to energy tycoons contains such profound spiritual truths as the following:
The energy question has become one of the principal challenges, in theory and in practice, facing the international community. The way we meet this challenge will determine our overall quality of life and the real possibility either of resolving conflicts in different areas of our world or, on account of grave environmental imbalances and lack of access to energy, providing them with new fuel to destroy social stability and human lives.
Hence the need to devise a long-term global strategy able to provide energy security and, by laying down precise commitments to meet the problem of climate change, to encourage economic stability, public health, the protection of the environment and integral human development.
Coming up with an adequate energy “mix” is essential for combating pollution, eliminating poverty and promoting social equality. These aspects are often mutually reinforcing, since cooperation in the energy field affects the relief of poverty, the promotion of social inclusion and the protection of the environment. These are goals that, if they are to be attained, demand respect for the rights of peoples and of cultures (cf. Laudato Si’, 144).
There are also ethical reasons for moving towards global energy transition with a sense of urgency. As we know, everyone is affected by the climate crisis. Yet the effects of climate change are not evenly distributed. It is the poor who suffer most from the ravages of global warming, with increasing disruption in the agricultural sector, water insecurity, and exposure to severe weather events. Many of those who can least afford it are already being forced to leave their homes and migrate to other places that may or may not prove welcoming. Many more will need to do so in the future. The transition to accessible and clean energy is a duty that we owe towards millions of our brothers and sisters around the world, poorer countries and generations yet to come.
(Antipope Francis, “Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to Participants at the Meeting for Executives of the Main Companies in the Oil and Natural Gas Sectors, and Other Energy Related Businesses”, Vatican.va, June 9, 2018; underlining added.)
And there we have it: Francis proclaims the use of so-called clean energy “a duty that we owe” — yet never, to our knowledge, has he spoken of man’s duty to worship God as He demands, to love God above all things, to join the Church He established, to believe everything He has revealed, and to be perfectly contrite for one’s sins.
Aside from the fact that not everyone agrees on what the right solution is with regard to attaining this “energy and climate justice” Francis is proposing, we must also consider the incredible hurbis of the climate change religion. In his address, Francis makes the following observation:
As you know, in December 2015, 196 Nations negotiated and adopted the Paris Agreement, with a firm resolve to limit the growth in global warming to below 2° centigrade, based on preindustrial levels, and, if possible, to below 1.5° centigrade. Some two-and-a-half years later, carbon dioxide emissions and atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases remain very high. This is disturbing and a cause for real concern.
Think about this for a minute. With all of his technology and skill, even today man is incapable of predicting exactly and with certitude what the average temperature will be tomorrow or next week. Yet these people seriously think that they can influence the climate — which, we might point out, is but the average weather conditions over a long period of time — in such a way that in a few decades, the average global temperature will be within a certain specified range.
What an enterprise for the Vatican to be involved in! What a mockery this makes of the sacred Words of our Blessed Lord:
If then ye be not able to do so much as the least thing, why are you solicitous for the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they labour not, neither do they spin. But I say to you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these. Now if God clothe in this manner the grass that is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more you, O ye of little faith? And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink: and be not lifted up on high. For all these things do the nations of the world seek. But your Father knoweth that you have need of these things.
In his speech to energy executives, Francis also said: “Reflecting on these deeper underlying cultural issues leads us to think anew about the very purpose of life.” Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, Francis never proceeded to explain what the purpose of life is, namely, the attainment of the Beatific Vision in Heaven, being happy with God for all eternity. All we do on this earth must ultimately contribute to the attainment of that end. What good is all the clean water in the world if in the end souls go to hell for all eternity?
That Francis has no care for the eternal salvation of souls — he does not believe in hell anyway — is seen quite vividly when we contrast his concern for clean energy and other natural issues with his antagonistic attitude towards the practice of converting people to Catholicism so that their mortal bodies having returned to the earth from which they were formed (see Gen 2:7), their souls might be saved unto a blessed eternity:
- Francis: “It is not right to convince others of your Faith”
- Francis: “I’m not interested in converting Evangelicals to Catholicism”
- Two more Protestants confirm Francis told them he is not interested in converting them
- Francis ordered Anglican cleric Tony Palmer to be buried as Catholic Bishop, had told him NOT to convert
- Francis disses Catholic Apologetics, Seeking Conversion of Protestants
- Francis: Seeking Conversion of Orthodox is “Great Sin Against Ecumenism”
Just the other day Francis emphasized before Russian Orthodox bishop Hilarion that he rejects “Uniatism”, by which is meant the Eastern churches retaining their liturgies and customs while being united and subject to the Roman Pontiff. And “Pope Emeritus” Benedict XVI, too, Joseph Ratzinger, is credited with preventing the conversion of a now-deceased Lutheran woman who worked as a translator in the Vatican. See, there is continuity between Benedict XVI and Francis!
The true Catholic Church, however, and any true Pope, are necessarily in the business of converting people, for that is the reason why Christ established the Church and gave her a mission to begin with (see Mt 28:19-20; Mk 16:15-16). Our Lord Jesus Christ converted people (see Lk 13:5); St. John the Baptist converted people (see Lk 1:16; Mk 1:15); the Apostles converted people (see Acts 2:38); and we are called to convert people (see Jas 5:19-20).
At no time has Francis’ replacement of the true Gospel of Jesus Christ for the salvation of souls, with the false gospel of environmentalism, been on greater display than on Dec. 8, 2015, when the “Pope” hosted a climate change light show that was projected onto the facade of St. Peter’s Basilica:
Two passages from Sacred Scripture are of particular relevance here, especially when we consider that St. Peter’s Basilica is the mother church, if you will, of all of Christendom:
And I went in and saw, and behold every form of creeping things, and of living creatures, the abomination, and all the idols of the house of Israel, were painted on the wall all round about. (Ez 8:10)
And they changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of the image of a corruptible man, and of birds, and of fourfooted beasts, and of creeping things. Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves. Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. (Rom 1:23-25)
Francis places heavy emphasis on this earth as our “common home”, when the truth is that our true home is Heaven and we know from Divine Revelation that at the end of time, the “old earth” will be destroyed: “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth was gone, and the sea is now no more” (Apoc 21:1).
This does not mean, of course, that we ought not to be good stewards of the earth. Obviously, we cannot poison our rivers, trash our forests, or otherwise render our world uninhabitable. But this is certainly not something with which the (supposed) Roman Pontiff ought to concern himself, and certainly not to the degree and extent to which Francis does while neglecting to labor for the conversion of heathens, heretics, and schismatics to the one true religion for their eternal salvation.
The frightening but simple truth is that Francis superficially uses the holy Catholic religion as a pretext to preach his false environmentalist gospel, one that concerns itself with the old creation rather than the new creation: “If then any be in Christ a new creature, the old things are passed away, behold all things are made new” (2 Cor 5:17). When in 2016 Francis spoke at World Youth Day about a “new humanity”, he meant it in a Naturalistic sense, a sense akin to the Freemasonic “enlightened” man, having nothing to do with sanctifying grace (cf. Eph 4:20-24):
It’s funny how when it comes to matters of eternity, Francis takes great care in forbidding what he calls “proselytism” — yet when it comes to his pet Naturalist causes typically associated with the political left, he is more than happy to proselytize, thus showing once again whose disciple he truly is (hint: not Christ’s). St. John the Evangelist described people like Jorge Bergoglio thus: “They are of the world: therefore of the world they speak, and the world heareth them” (1 Jn 4:5).
The only time Francis tells people to convert is when he means converting to something other than the true religion, the Roman Catholic religion. For example, he tells terrorists to convert… to nonviolence; he tells the Mafia to convert… to a non-criminal way of life; he tells the world to convert… to clean energy. He even has stood up for the rights of tradition — indigenous pagan tradition, of course.
Do you get the picture?
Instead of looking for ways to promote the Social Kingship of Christ in nations to bring about a true and lasting peace (cf. Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Quas Primas, n. 1); instead of preaching the Ten Commandments and the sweet yoke of the Law of Christ; instead of refuting the philosophical and theological sophisms and errors of the contemporary world; instead of offering a world steeped in unbelief and sin the blessings of divine grace and true liberty — Francis talks about “[a]ir quality, sea levels, adequate fresh water reserves, climate control and the balance of delicate ecosystems…”!
“Mind the things that are above, not the things that are upon the earth”, St. Paul exhorts us (Col 3:2). Bergoglio has no care for souls or the supernatural. He does not care about eternity because he claims the Last Judgment will be a big party and, in any case, the worst that could happen is that souls will cease to exist since “there is no hell”!
With truth can these words of our Lord be applied to Francis: “Go behind me, Satan, because thou savorest not the things that are of God, but that are of men” (Mk 8:33).
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