Blasphemy and heresy in one…
Francis: “God Loves Always and Patiently, Without Demanding to be Loved in Return”
The “Pope” has struck again.
Today is Wednesday, and that means it was time for Jorge Bergoglio, S.J., to hold another “catechesis” for the General Audience. Sure enough, he delivered.
The topic was prayer, specifically prayer to the Triune God, who is Love (see 1 Jn 4:16). Most of what the fake pope said was good and orthodox, but of course he had to squeeze in that “drop of poison” that Pope Leo XIII said contaminates the entire Faith (see Encyclical Satis Cognitum, n. 9; cf. Gal 5:9).
What was it this time? See for yourself. We will quote the entire paragraph for a little bit of context. Notice the underlined words:
A God who loves humanity: we would never have had the courage to believe in him, had we not known Jesus. The knowledge of Jesus made us understand this, it let this be revealed to us. It is the scandal – it is a scandal! – that we find inscribed in the parable of the merciful father, or in that of the shepherd who goes in search of the lost sheep (cf. Lk 15). We would not have been able to conceive or even comprehend such stories if we had not met Jesus. What kind of God is prepared to die for people? Which one? What kind of God loves always and patiently, without demanding to be loved in return? What God accepts the tremendous lack of gratitude of a son who asks for his inheritance in advance and leaves home, squandering everything? (cf. Lk 15:12-13).
(Antipope Francis, General Audience, Vatican.va, Mar. 3, 2021; underlining added.)
This translation comes directly from the Vatican web site. The Italian original is somewhat ambiguous — it says “senza la pretesa di essere riamato” (“without the pretension of being loved back”). Now Francis is not an Italian native speaker (his mother tongue is Spanish), and he speaks a rather boorish kind of Italian to boot, but we ought to assume that the official English translation renders correctly that which Francis sought to communicate: that the Most Holy Trinity does not demand to be loved by men. That is also, we might add, the sense conveyed in the Spanish and German translations provided by the Vatican (the other languages seem too ambiguous to say for sure).
Needless to say, that is both heresy and blasphemy. However, it is not even new: The papal imposter has taught this heretical blasphemy before.
One year ago, almost to the day, he advanced the same concept, in slightly different wording, during an Angelus address:
But that was by no means the only time. Consider also the following examples of the Bergoglian blabbermouth run amok:
“Such love [as God has shown us] cannot go unanswered. Even though offered unconditionally, asking nothing in return, it so sets hearts on fire that all who experience it are led to love back, despite their limitations and sins.” (Message for First World Day of the Poor, Nov. 19, 2017)
“In mercy, we find proof of how God loves us. He gives his entire self, always, freely, asking nothing in return. He comes to our aid whenever we call upon him.” (Bull Misericordiae Vultus, n. 14)
“God asks for nothing in return but ‘love and faithfulness,’ the pope said. ‘Salvation isn’t bought; you simply enter the banquet.’” (from Crux report on Francis’ homily of Nov. 7, 2017)
There may be more examples still, but these will suffice.
Clearly, we are not dealing with an accidental slip of the tongue or a careless translation; we are dealing with a recurring theme in Francis’ “pontificate”. Hence we can be sure we have understood his words at today’s audience correctly.
Now, we have already said that it is not only blasphemy but also heresy to say that God does not demand to be loved. The reason we know it is heresy is that it directly contradicts Divine Revelation:
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength. (Deut 6:5)
Therefore love the Lord thy God and observe his precepts and ceremonies, his judgments and commandments at all times. (Deut 11:1)
This only take care of with all diligence, that you love the Lord your God. (Jos 23:11)
With all thy strength love him that made thee: and forsake not his ministers. (Ecclus [Sir] 7:32)
He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. (Mt 10:37)
Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law? Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. (Mt 22:36-38)
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind, and with thy whole strength. This is the first commandment. (Mk 12:30)
But he said to him: What is written in the law? how readest thou? He answering, said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said to him: Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. (Lk 10:26-28)
If any man love not our Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema, maranatha. (1 Cor 16:22)
Let us therefore love God, because God first hath loved us. (1 Jn 4:19)
It is precisely because God is owed the love of His creatures that Catholics make reparation for the times this love has not been rendered:
But to all these duties, more especially to that fruitful Consecration which was in a manner confirmed by the sacred solemnity of Christ the King, something else must needs be added, and it is concerning this that it is our pleasure to speak with you more at length, Venerable Brethren, on the present occasion: we mean that duty of honorable satisfaction or reparation which must be rendered to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. For if the first and foremost thing in Consecration is this, that the creature’s love should be given in return for the love of the Creator, another thing follows from this at once, namely that to the same uncreated Love, if so be it has been neglected by forgetfulness or violated by offense, some sort of compensation must be rendered for the injury, and this debt is commonly called by the name of reparation.
(Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Miserentissimus Redemptor, n. 6; underlining added.)
Considering how man-centered Francis’ false gospel is, it really does not surprise much that he should state outright that God does not demand our love. For in Bergoglio’s theology, God is just the village idiot. He has no rights, only duties (towards us). His job is to forgive our sins, hear our prayers, and make us feel good. That’s why the fake pope never talks about God’s justice, His glorious and infinite majesty, His stern and exacting judgments, what He is owed by creatures, etc. All you ever hear about God from “Pope” Francis is love, mercy, compassion, accompaniment, tenderness, caresses, drawing near, and healing wounds. God never tires of forgiving, we are told; He always understands, He is never angry, and, unlike “Mother Nature”, He does not punish.
What kind of god is this? It is certainly not the true God, as revealed in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition.
And so we note with great interest that the god Bergoglio adores is one that does not demand to be loved. Who or what is this god? In less than three days, we will find out, when Francis joins his “Abrahamic” buddies in an interreligious ceremony at the Babylonian Ziggurat in Ur.
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