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What Did Pope Francis REALLY Say About Atheists? Comments

Pope Francis really did say: "The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics.  Everyone! . . . . Even the atheists.  Everyone!"  For one, I do not find this statement controversial in the least.  In fact, I would find it controversial if the Pope had not said exactly this.  The statement of the Pope is a good, if informal, statement of Church dogma. To ... Continue Reading

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  1. Raymond
    1 year ago

    This is also true for native people the world over before the missionaries arrived to their lands before 1800's.

  2. Gabriella
    1 year ago

    We have an excellent Holy Father! What he is doing is stirring us, our ignorance, our conscience - prompting us to look closer to the Scriptures to find the answers, to pray more, to discern more. We do not need to worry about him making mistakes as he is under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Humility and acceptance is what is needed of us now to spread the Word of God over the earth, the way Saint Francis did, sometimes, only when needed, using words - by our behavior! Let's pray that he stays with us for many years to come, the world needs him.

  3. KarlVDH
    1 year ago

    For God's sake, folks, the man is the Pope. Take our Holy Father at his word and let it be!

    Personally, I think it's AWESOME that so many people think he needs to be "clarified" or "translated" or "explained."
    It means His Holiness is getting under all the right peoples' skin.
    VIVA PAPA!!\

  4. Bob Rees
    1 year ago

    I truly enjoyed the Holy Hour, when the Holy Father called on all to pray with the Vatican during the Adoration of our Lord on Corpus Christi Sunday. I only wish that the Holy Father would have taken this Holy Hour one step further and along with the Bishops throughout the World consecrated Russia to fulfill the 3 promise of Our Lady at Fatima. Contrary to what many of the higher ups in the Church want you to believe, This 3rd secret of Our Lady has not been fulfilled! This should have taken place a long time ago and it hasn't.

  5. Ross
    1 year ago

    What Pope Francis said is true. He said this truth to spark the interest of lay people and people outside the Church. I am certain that Pope Francis knows that there is Justification. Redemption is just a foot in the door towards salvation. If you want Heaven, you still must seek salvation.
    This is not anything new to Church teachings.
    I am surprised at the comments. This is a very well written article.
    At no point did Pope Francis say that atheists go to Heaven. That is just not true.
    He did say that all good comes from God and thus is of God. So anyone can do good because we have all been redeemed. But in order to receive salvation one must seek salvation.

  6. john uhr
    1 year ago

    Excellent clarification. Just because one does their best to do good throughout their lives, in no way will they escape eternal damnation. All the Abrahamic religions (judaism, Islam and Christianity) agree on this point. Why are the rest of us not surprised at the evil done by these religions?

  7. R.John
    1 year ago

    John 3:16-18 (NKJV)16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18 He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    According to the above Scripture, Athiests will in no way make it to Heaven to be with the LORD, but to Hell. There is Salvation for mankind only through what the LORD did for us on the Cross, by shedding HIS precious Blood for the sinner who is willing to repent of his sins, ask for forgiveness from the LORD and inherit Eternal life. There is no other way.

    Ephesians 2:8-9 (NKJV)8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.

    Galatians 1:8-9 (NKJV)8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.

  8. Matt
    1 year ago

    This article sounds like it was written by a lawyer. Before we inform, inspire and ignite let's first turn to Article III, subsection b, paragraph 2: no person or soul (previously defined in Article II, subsection c, paragraph 1 as any animate being descended in whole or in part from the first male and first female) shall be able to enjoy God's Eternal Love without Right Thinking. In other words, beliefs, thoughts and ideas can be dangerous to your soul. In other, other words, be careful what you think. Further, Article III, subsection c, paragraph 2 states, "God has bound salvation to the sacrament of Baptism, but he himself is not bound by his sacraments."

    Um, could someone prepare ANOTHER clarification?

  9. Carlos
    1 year ago

    It's not ignorance.

    Mass media have the will to misinform everything about the Catholic Church to stop people from converting.

    The mass media is controlled by free masons and other groups.

    It's time to confront the truth.

  10. Elizabeth
    1 year ago

    Excellent article! I first heard about Pope Francis's remarks yesterday, but only from hearsay. I had a feeling that something had been taken out of context. As a cradle evangelical looking to convert, I am used to such things happening among those who aim to discredit the Church. Thanks for clearing thing up! :)

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