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Pope Francis: Jesus Wants Everyone, Adulterers, Homosexuals, in the Church

David Martin | The Daily Knight

Pope Francis who calls laws against homosexuality a “serious problem” is again pushing the “inclusion” idea that God wants everyone in the Church regardless of their disposition and conduct. In an interview with the Argentinian news outlet infobae, he reiterated with new vigor his position that everyone, including homosexuals and adulterers, should be admitted to the Church as they are.

“The big answer was given by Jesus: everybody. Everybody. Everyone inside,” Francis said. “Good, bad, old, young, young men, young boys: everybody. Everybody. And each one resolves his positions before the Lord.”

This doesn’t mesh with Church teaching. St. Paul admonished the Corinthians “not to keep company with fornicators” and reprimanded them for having an incestuous man in their camp, saying, “Put away the evil one from among yourselves.” (1 Cor. 5: 9, 13) If St. Paul expelled an incestuous man from the Church, with how much greater vehemence would he expel a homosexual?

Jesus never said he wants “everybody” in the Church but said he wants everyone to repent for their salvation. His design is that all be converted to the Faith but he does not want them in his Church if they offend him.

Sin Crucifies Christ

Sin crucifies Christ, and when a person willfully continues in his adultery or LGBT lifestyle he is throwing kicks and blows at Jesus and telling Him, “I hate you, you bother me, I will not serve you!”

As such, Jesus sends such persons “into everlasting fire.” (Mt. 25:41) The idea of automatic inclusion is grounded in the Protestant idea that God unconditionally accepts us as we are, which is heresy. God accepts us as we are when what we are is what we were created to be, but the proud can have no part with Christ. The Psalmist speaking in the person of Christ says, “He that worketh pride shall not dwell in the midst of my house.” (Psalm 100: 7)

St. Matthew Chapter 22

Francis quoted out of context St. Matthew 22 concerning the King who made a marriage for his son and who invited the guests who refused to come, after which he sent his servants, saying, “Go ye therefore into the highways; and as many as you shall find, call to the marriage” whereupon they “going forth into the ways, gathered together all that they found, both bad and good: and the marriage was filled with guests.” (Mt. 22: 9,10)

Francis quotes the verse in his own words:

“When the exquisite ones did not want to go to the banquet [the king said] go there to the crossroads and call everyone. Good, bad, old, young, young men, young boys: everybody. Everybody.”

Francis uses this verse to try to establish that God wants everyone, both good and bad, to abide in his Church, but this is the last thing from the truth. The meaning is that God invites all to the marriage with the idea that they convert and be spiritually married to Christ as His espoused members. They are called to purify themselves and attend the marriage on the King’s terms, without which they cannot attend. Because as we read in the very next verse, which is the punchline of the parable—the part that Francis conveniently left out:

“And the king went in to see the guests: and he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment. And he saith to him: Friend, how did you come in not having a wedding garment? But he was silent. Then the king said to the waiters: Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Mt. 22: 11-14)

The wedding garment represents our covering of grace, our justifications that enable us to partake in the Eucharistic banquet, without which we may not enter the Church. The man without the wedding garment profaned the ceremony just as we profane the Church when we enter in a state of serious sin. Unrepentant homosexuals and adulterers have no garment of grace, and as such, will be thrown out “into the exterior darkness.”

Francis disagrees, saying:

“This is a church of sinners. I don’t know where the church of saints is, here we are all sinners. And who am I to judge a person if he has good will? If he belongs to the devil’s gang, well, let’s defend him a little bit.”

Nay, the Catholic Church as envisioned by Christ is a Church of saints and was never meant to be the “devil’s gang.” St. Paul says, ”This is the will of God, your sanctification” (1 Thess. 4:3) and he tells the Romans that they are “called to be saints.” (Romans 1:7)

Francis Publicly Endorses Homosexuality

In January, Francis publicly voiced his support for homosexuality when he told Associated Press (AP) that “being homosexual is not a crime” and said that any laws that criminalize homosexuality are “unjust.” He said that Catholic bishops who support laws against homosexuality demonstrate a need for “conversion.”

This doesn’t square with Church teaching. In his “Confessions” (Bk. 3, Ch. 8), St. Augustine defended the state’s right to punish homosexual acts.

"Those foul offenses that are against nature should be everywhere and at all times detested and punished, such as were those of the people of Sodom, which should all nations commit, they should all stand guilty of the same crime, by the law of God which hath not so made men that they should so abuse one another. For even that very intercourse which should be between God and us is violated, when that same nature, of which He is the Author, is polluted by the perversity of lust."

St. Basil the Great, a Doctor of the Church, also outlined retributions for homosexual acts.

"Any cleric or monk who seduces adolescents or children or is caught kissing or committing some turpitude, let him be whipped in public, deprived of his crown [the tonsure] and, after having his head shaved, let his face be covered with spittle; and bound in iron chains, condemned to six months in prison, reduced to eating rye bread once a day in the evening three times per week."

Another Early Church Father and contemporary of St. Basil, St. John Chrysostom, said that homosexuals “are even worse than murderers, and that it would be better to die than to live in such dishonor,” yet in October 2020 Pope Francis said that civil laws should be enacted to protect homosexual unions. Has he forgotten the fierce punishment that befell Sodom and Gomorrah for the sin of homosexuality?

St. Paul referred to homosexuals as “men with men working that which is filthy” and went on to say that “they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.” (Romans 1: 27, 32)

“Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, because it is an abomination?” (Leviticus 18:22)

In his interview with infobae, Francis decried conservative opposition to homosexuals, insisting that Christ calls “everyone.” Christ indeed calls everyone, but he doesn’t accept everyone. “Many are called, but few are chosen.” (Mt. 22:14)

Francis said, “We have to go to the essence of the Gospel: Jesus calls everyone and each one resolves his relationship with God as he can or as he wants.”

“As he wants” comes off as “I’ll do it my way,” which is not the way of God. It is God who sets the standards and who has already ‘resolved’ for us what is necessary for a true relationship with Him. It’s simply up to us to accept or decline. What ‘we want’ isn’t necessarily acceptable. The only thing that secures a relationship with God is a firm resolution to keep His Commandments. “If you love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15)

Francis’ Plan for Married Priests

Francis went on to display his gravitation to the flesh and his personal plans to promote the heathenish teardown of the priesthood.

“There is no contradiction for a priest to marry. Celibacy in the Western Church is a temporary prescription: I do not know if it is resolved in one way or another, but it is temporary in this sense; it is not eternal like priestly ordination, which is forever, whether you like it or not.”

Saying “there is no contradiction for a priest to marry” breaches the rule of tradition. In true modernist fashion Francis feigns ignorance of the Church’s eternal precept of priestly celibacy by calling it a “temporary prescription,” which indicates he plans to change this rule in the future.

But his change is not approve from On High. The only acceptable change is for him to forget humanism, modernism, ecology, and one-world ecumenism and return to “the Father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor shadow of alteration.” (James 1:17)

“He that worketh pride shall not dwell in the midst of my house.” (Psalm 100: 5,7)

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