From Antichrist to Brother in Christ: How Protestant Pastors View the Pope

More than half of evangelical pastors say Pope Francis is their brother in Christ.More than one-third say they value the pope’s view on theology, and 3 in 10 say he has improved their view of the Catholic Church.

Those are among the findings of a new study of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors, released this week from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

Overall, the survey found that many Protestant pastors have taken a liking to Pope Francis.

Nearly 4 in 10 say the pope, known for his humility and concern for the poor, has had a positive impact on their opinions of the Catholic Church. Almost two-thirds view Pope Francis as a genuine Christian and “brother in Christ.”

However, half of Protestant pastors say they do not value Pope Francis’ opinion on matters of theology.

( Billy’s thoughts – The key is not what the Pope thinks but the key is what Jesus thinks and what the Bible teaches. I do struggle when the Pope has said good works can get you to heaven and when he made the statement a relationship with God is dangerous apart from the Roman Catholic Church. Salvation doesn’t come through a church but through Jesus. There are people in the Catholic and other churches who truly know the Lord and sadly there are lost souls in all churches. Read more of the above post here. )


Secret meeting between Pope Francis, Kim Davis

The clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples met privately with Pope Francis last week. The meeting was confirmed by the Vatican on Wednesday morning, according to The New York Times. 

( Meeting with the Pope )
The  legal team for Kim Davis says that the woman who spent time behind bars for her beliefs met with the pontiff during his historic trip to the United States. 
Davis spent nearly a week in jail earlier this month after she refused a judge’s order to issue marriage licenses in Rowan County.
Davis and her husband, Joe, were reportedly snuck into the Vatican Embassy in Washington, D.C., by car last Thursday. The couple met with the pope for about 15 minutes. Francis reportedly gave Davis two rosaries and told her to “stay strong.” The two also hugged. 
( Billy’s thoughts – I have posted before I agree with Davis same sex marriage is wrong but she could have made her point by quitting her job. Like it or not same sex marriage is the law of the land. What she and those of us who love the Lord and his word need to do is show others Christ along with their need for him. The key is sharing the good news not demanding some kind of rights. )


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 Pastor’s  situation intensifying

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Did the Pope heal a sick kid in America ?

A Phoenix family says one interaction with Pope Francis may have changed their lives.
“The Pope healed our baby’s heart,” claims Lynn Cassidy, who has no other explanation as to how the condition of her then 3-month-old daughter, Ave, improved shortly after meeting the Pope. She added that the incident is “as close to a miracle as we’ll ever see, I’m sure.”


Ave, who was born with a slew of problems like Down syndrome, eye problems and hearing complications, also had two holes in her heart – the most concerning of all her medical issues.


In Easter of 2014, the family planned a Rome trip to see Francis in person during the canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII, during which time they had a chance to meet him.

( Family claims Pope Francis held baby, cured heart problems )

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The Pope is sounding like a liberal and MNBC host 

Pope Francis is unquestionably a man of ­uncommon personal grace, the possessor of a genuinely beautiful soul. “On Heaven and Earth,” his book-length exchange with Rabbi Abraham Skorka first published in 2010, is a remarkable testament to the breadth of his perspective.But that’s not exactly the guy who showed up Friday at the United Nations. That pope endorsed the Iran deal, the UN’s environmentalist goals and what amounts to a worldwide open-borders policy on refugees — and ­offered a very specific view of how to promote development in the Third World that’s straight out of a left-wing textbook.

( Pope Francis is just another liberal political pundit )

Pope is wrong on Dorothy Day 

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Pope Francis leaves Cuba: The silence of a friend

Pope Francis left Cuba on September 22, 2015 three years and two months to the day since Oswaldo Payá Sardiñas and Harold Cepero Escalante were murdered by Cuban state security. Four months prior to his death Oswaldo Payá addressed what is now happening:On Monday, September 21, 2015 a reporter asked the Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, does the Pope know that more than 50 activists have been detained during these days to avoid them getting near him? According to the account in El País Lombardi visibly uncomfortable did not answer the question saying: “I have nothing more to say about this.” Over the weekend reports emerged that the episcopal nuncio, Giorgio Lingua had invited some dissidents “to pass by” and say hello to Pope Francis, only to be detained by the political police before reaching their destination. The Vatican spokesperson had to recognize that although there had been no plan for a formal meeting with dissidents that there had been an invitation for some members of the opposition to pass by and say hello to Pope Francis, but he claimed that they had not shown up but could not confirm that it was because they were arrested. That same evening, members of the Christian Liberation Movement were harassed, detained and their homes placed under watch by state security agents to avoid them attending Mass the following day. 

On Sunday, September 20th scores of activists, as mentioned above, were rounded up to prevent them from attending the Holy Mass with Pope Francis at 10:30am. Nevertheless four opposition activists were caught on film, with one of them able to reach Pope Francis and receive a blessing before the four were taken away by state security agents and continue arbitrarily detained. The four have been identified: three are members of the Unión Patriótica de Cuba (UNPACU) identified as Zaqueo Báez, Ismael Boris Reñí, Aymara Nieto Muñoz and Lady in White, María Josefa Acón Sardiñas.

Pope Francis when he arrived in Cuba on Saturday, September 19 spoke at the Havana airport and made the following observation: 

For some months now, we have witnessed an event which fills us with hope: the process of normalizing relations between two peoples following years of estrangement. It is a sign of the victory of the culture of encounter and dialogue, “the system of universal growth” over “the forever-dead system of groups and dynasties” (José Martí, loc. cit.). I urge political leaders to persevere on this path and to develop all its potentialities as a proof of the high service which they are called to carry out on behalf of the peace and well-being of their peoples, of all America, and as an example of reconciliation for the entire world. 

 His Holiness in his public pronouncements is confusing the Castro dictatorship with the Cuban people. The Cuban people have been excluded from this process. This months long process is the normalization of relations between the people of the United States and the Cuban dictatorship that fears the Cuban people exercising their sovereignty. With all due respect what is taking place is not an example of reconciliation but degradation.

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