Jimmy Akin at the National Catholic Register (NCR) has done a positive review of the Pope's Video.The NCR is being censured by the Left.They are not permitted to explain some teachings of the Church.No one is allowed to affirm the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus, with Feeneyism. The NCR is also not also to interpret Vatican Council II with Feeneyism and in agreement with the Feeneyite interpretation of EENS.
With these limits Jimmy Akins has written a politically correct review of a syncretistic and heretical video.It is an example of official apostasy, magisterial apostasy.
Pope Francis on God’s Universal Fatherhood
by Jimmy Akin 01/14/2016
Pope Francis recently said all people have God as their Father. Is that true?
Pope Francis has a new video out in which he offers a prayer intention for the month of January.
And some people are freaking out about it.
Here are 10 things to know and share . . .
1) Where can I watch the video?
2) What does Pope Francis say in the video?
Most of the planet’s inhabitants declare themselves believers.
This should lead to dialogue among religions.
We should not stop praying for it [i.e., dialogue] and collaborating with those who think differently.
Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways.
In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty we have for all: We are all children of God.
I hope you will spread my prayer request this month: “That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.”
I have confidence in your prayers.
Lionel: The pope does not say all non Catholics are on the way to Hell since the pope does not affirm the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus(EENS). Just like Jimmy Akins he does not affirm the Feeneyite interpretation of the dogma defined by three Church Councils. Instead the pope, like the Jesuits, and Jimmy Akin, interprets the dogma EENS with Cushingism i.e there are known exceptions to EENS in the past or present times.So for them every one in the present times does not need to enter the Church. This is the Masonic understanding of the dogma.
3) What else happens in the video?
The video features a Buddhist lama, a Jewish rabbi, a Catholic priest, and a Muslim leader.
They say things like “I believe in God” and “I believe in love,” and they hold symbols of their faiths.
Lionel: The video wrongly infers that just beleiving in God is sufficient to go to Heaven.It does not state that these persons who believe in God are on the way to Hell since they do not have the baptism of water in the Catholic Church.
4) Is it somehow wrong for the Catholic priest in the video to hold a figurine of the baby Jesus instead of a Crucifix to symbolize his faith? Was that done—wrongly—out of deference to Muslim sensibilities?
There is nothing wrong with holding a figurine of the baby Jesus. This is a symbol we see every Christmas—and other times of the year.
The Crucifix is not the only symbol of Christianity.
Further, the choice of a baby Jesus figurine certainly wasn’t done out of deference to Muslim sensibilities. Muslims don’t like any devotional representations of the human form. As Wikipedia notes:
Human representation for the purpose of worship is considered idolatry and is duly forbidden in Islamic law, known as Sharia law
Lionel: The baby Jesus is an ecumenical symbol.An image of the Catholic Church, with the Cross as the only means of salvation would be rejected by all, including the pope.
5) I don’t like this video. It’s not to my taste. What do you think of that?
Fine. Not everything is to everyone’s taste. Not everything in it is to my taste.
The people who made the video were trying to make it inspiring and uplifting, but that involves subjective elements, and you know what they say: De gustibus non est disputandum.
Not liking or even criticizing the video is one thing, but there is no cause here to freak out as if the pope were doing something contrary to the faith.
The pope was denying a fundamental teaching of the Catholic Church i.e there is no salvation outside the Church.
6) What about him saying that we should dialogue with people of other religions?
That would be true. In fact, that’s something that has always been part of the Christian religion.
Christians have always talked to non-Christians—sometimes about the gospel and sometimes about other things.
Pope Francis is asking that we talk to them about justice and peace.
News flash: Those are okay things to talk to non-Christians about.
The dialogue of life continues and has been continuing for centuries.
The pope's dialogue is a dialogue without the truth. It is a dialogue based on lies and heresy.It is a pro-Satan dialogue.
7) What about where he says that people of different religions are “seeking God or meeting God in different ways”?
That’s also true. And the fact he distinguishes seeking God from meeting God is important.
He’s not saying that people of every religion meet God. Some religions (e.g., Buddhism) only involve a seeking after the divine through the religious impulse built into man, but they do not involve a direct encounter with the true God.
Other religions, such as Christianity, do involve a direct encounter with God.
By making the distinction he does, Pope Francis acknowledges both realities.
He does not say that in general God can only be found in the Catholic Church and that Catholics are not seekers of God they have found God. So others should do the same.The video is noted for so much which it does not say.
8) What about when he says, “In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty we have for all: We are all children of God”?
The bit about this being the “only one certainty” we have is a hyperbolic, poetic flourish. It’s not meant to be taken literally. We have other certainties, too.
If it’s not to your taste, fine. It’s meant to be poetic, and de gustibus and all that.
Lionel: So what if we are all children of God? Not all the children of God are going to Heaven. Even those who are in Hell now, were 'children of God'.
9) What about the “We are children of God” part? Aren’t only Christians children of God by virtue of their baptism?
No. There are different senses in which one can be a child of God:
- Jesus is the Son of God in a unique sense shared by no one else.
- Christians are children of God by their baptism.
- Other people are children of God in other senses. Lionel: What if you are a child of God and are not saved? Abortionists are children of God.However if they do not repent in the Catholic Church they are on the way to Hell for all eternity.Children of God sodomites who are un-repentent in the Catholic Church or who are outside the Catholic Church ( without faith and baptism) are on the way to Hell. So what good was their being children of God in any sense? The video does not bring out this point. _________________________
10) Can you back that up?
Yup. Here are some examples from the Old Testament, where Christian baptism was not in view:
You are the sons of the Lord your God; you shall not cut yourselves or make any baldness on your foreheads for the dead (Deut. 14:1).
Therefore David blessed the Lord in the presence of all the assembly; and David said: “Blessed art thou, O Lord, the God of Israel our father, for ever and ever (1 Chr. 29:10).
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation (Ps. 68:5).
For thou art our Father, though Abraham does not know us and Israel does not acknowledge us; thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer from of old is thy name (Is. 63:16).
Yet, O Lord, thou art our Father; we are the clay, and thou art our potter; we are all the work of thy hand (Is. 64:8).
Have we not all one father? Has not one God created us? Why then are we faithless to one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers? (Mal. 2:10).
For if the righteous man is God’s son, he will help him, and will deliver him from the hand of his adversaries (Wis. 2:18).
Lionel: The righteous who were saved during the times of the Old Testament had to wait for the coming of the Jewish Messiah before they went to Heaven.The Jewish Messiah came and he founded a community, a Church. All in that video need to enter and remain in that Church without moral sin on their soul. In this way they can go to Heaven and be true children of God, heirs of Heaven.
I. Could. Go. On.
The Catechism states:
Many religions invoke God as "Father". The deity is often considered the "father of gods and of men." In Israel, God is called "Father" inasmuch as he is Creator of the world. Even more, God is Father because of the covenant and the gift of the law to Israel, "his first-born son." God is also called the Father of the king of Israel. Most especially he is "the Father of the poor," of the orphaned and the widowed, who are under his loving protection.
By calling God "Father," the language of faith indicates two main things: that God is the first origin of everything and transcendent authority; and that he is at the same time goodness and loving care for all his children (CCC 238-239).
There is thus a sense in which God is the Father of all mankind. This does not take away from the unique sense in which Jesus is the Son of God or the special sense in which we become children of God by baptism, but it is nonetheless true. And there are other senses of God’s fatherhood as well, some of which are listed above.
Lionel:However it is misleading when the video only mentions God as father and all people loving God without speaking about the Justice of God and the necessity of truth and faith, for salvation.In this sense this video is the work of the devil.http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/pope-francis-on-gods-universal-fatherhood