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Pope Says Christians Should Never Seek to Convert Unbelievers, Anyone Who Proselytizes “is Not a Disciple of Jesus”

From an article in Disrn [1]:

In a dialogue with Catholic high school students in Rome this weekend, Pope Francis responded to a question about how to deal with atheists and people of other faiths by saying that Christians should never proselytize — and any who do are not truly Christians.

This would seem to fly in the face of the Great Commission of Christ: [2]

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

So now we are faced with a choice of following the pope, or following Christ, himself.

My, that’s a hard choice.


It won’t be very long now, before we see this Pope pronouncing abortion to be a sacrament of God. Francis is a prime example of why Luther had the right idea… That the relationship between man and God is one on one, not in the herd. Be careful here, this is not to suggest that the church that varies his name has not become just as polluted, but that’s another post.

But here’s the thing… With increasing attacks on Christianity, one really must wonder why his predecessor was so unceremoniously replaced.

Perhaps the change in ownership and the change in direction, [3]180° from the publication that Billy Graham founded, Christianity Today, and the proximity and time to the Catholic Church leadership changing its direction as well, is a clue that we should be paying attention to?