“Pope Pious: What Evangelicals Like About Francis”

In the Christianity Today article below, Evangelical and ex-Catholic, Chris Castaldo,cope5 takes a few VERY soft swipes at the Evangelicals who trip over each other in the mad dash to embrace the pope and Catholicism. And he takes something resembling a stand for the Gospel only at the very end of the article. Castaldo shouldn’t have pulled any punches but he knows he must tread lightly because coming down too hard on works-righteousness Catholicism in a magazine like CT would have gotten him relegated to the “fundamentalist fringe.”

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Pope Pious: What Evangelicals Like About Francis

Disagreement over religious authority and salvation fades as piety trumps doctrine

By Chris Castaldo

Christianity Today

September 23, 2015

The office of the papacy is an enigma to most evangelical Protestants. The spectacle of medieval regalia, coats of arms, and the popemobile provoke curiosity, skepticism, and bewilderment. Add to these symbols the pope’s monarchial titles, infallibility, and a standing army, and the portrait gets even more perplexing.

Why then are some evangelicals flocking to Pope Francis? (to continue reading click on the link below)

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2015/september-web-only/evangelicals-flock-to-pope-francis-but-what-for.html

 

 

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