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Francis says Words of Jesus Christ are not the Word of God
For his Sunday Angelus address yesterday, Mar. 6, “Pope” Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) made a remark that is nothing short of heretical, at least implicitly, for he insinuated that Jesus Christ is not God.
It is possible he did so inadvertently; but before we examine that, let us look at the full Scripture passage on which the false pope was commenting, which was the Gospel reading for the First Sunday of Lent:
And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the desert, for the space of forty days; and was tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he was hungry. And the devil said to him: If thou be the Son of God, say to this stone that it be made bread. And Jesus answered him: It is written, that Man liveth not by bread alone, but by every word of God. And the devil led him into a high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time; and he said to him: To thee will I give all this power, and the glory of them; for to me they are delivered, and to whom I will, I give them. If thou therefore wilt adore before me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answering said to him: It is written: Thou shalt adore the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and he said to him: If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself from hence. For it is written, that He hath given his angels charge over thee, that they keep thee. And that in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest perhaps thou dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answering, said to him: It is said: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. And all the temptation being ended, the devil departed from him for a time.
In his efforts to “explain” this pericope during his Angelus address, Francis said:
And I would like to emphasize something. Jesus does not converse with the devil: he never conversed with the devil. Either he banished him, when he healed the possessed, or in this case, when he has to respond, he does so with the Word of God, never with his own word [lo fa con la Parola di Dio, mai con la sua parola]. Brothers and sisters, never enter into dialogue with the devil: he is more cunning than we are. Never! Cling to the Word of God like Jesus, and at most answer always with the Word of God. And on this path, we will never go wrong.
(Antipope Francis, Angelus Address, Mar. 6, 2022; underlining added.)
It should be immediately evident to any Catholic what the problem is here: Jesus Christ is God, wherefore His own Words are necessarily the Word of God. In fact, He Himself is the Word of God, as St. John the Evangelist tells us:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
In other words, for Francis to say that Christ responds with the Word of God and not “with his own word”, is false, since His own Word is God’s very Speaking.
Now the question that presents itself is whether Francis simply made a colossal and embarrassing mistake or whether he was deliberately and maliciously trying to sow the seeds of heresy in the minds of his hapless listeners.
Given Francis’ background as a notorious über-heretic and apostate, and given that he has no qualms about cracking blasphemous jokes about the Holy Trinity, no one can licitly give him the famous “benefit of the doubt”. He forfeited that benefit a long time ago!
However, in the interests of justice, we must point out that Francis’ heretical remarks were uttered by him spontaneously and were apparently not part of the original script for his address. That, at least, is what the video suggests, for when he says the offending words he is not reading the script but looking up as if to improvise (begin at the 8:57 min mark):
Regardless of his intent, however, the objective fact is that Francis implicitly declared that Jesus Christ is not God, since he contrasted Christ’s Word with God’s Word. Denial of the divinity of Jesus Christ is the heresy of Arianism, and it is now part of the public “papal” record, retrievable from the Vatican web site and from YouTube.
While, in this particular instance only, we suspect it is more likely that Francis was just being a colossal moron than a deliberate heretic, either way, he has a moral obligation to set the matter right because, even if this was a mere mistake born of inadvertence, it is incumbent upon him to ensure his words are always accurate and orthodox, and do not lend themselves to the spreading of heresy.
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