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Pope Francis says atheists can do good and go to heaven too! Comments

Pope Francis has good news for atheists. Jesus died and was raised for them as well. His redemptive embrace was for all, not just a chosen few.The choice to accept its reach is our own. The Holy Father was not teaching anything new. In fact, this hope that all who do not yet know God are not only capable of doing good - but will progress toward that knowledge of God by doing good - is ancient. The Church wants all men and women to be saved. Continue Reading

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  1. Laura Pellegrin
    1 year ago

    I agree that God is the father of all creation. I also believe that Jesus died for all including atheists and everyone else in the world. But I also believe what the Bible says: ""I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6
    "So you see, faith by itself isn't enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless." James 2:17
    "if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us;" 2 Timothy 2:12

    So how is being Atheists saving us as well? How is this too a journey to the beloved? I am confused at how denying God's grace is a way to Heaven. I believe it takes an answer by us to God's pleading voice. To acknowledge and accept his love. How can one accept the love if they dont believe in the one offering it. Thats like saying I can be admitted into a theme park but I dont believe the ticket man exists... I just dont understand this concept.

  2. Mike P
    1 year ago

    This is a joke, right? Maybe atheists who are invincibly ignorant of God's existence can go to Heaven, but is that even possible given what St. Paul writes in Rom 1:18-23?

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