Pope Francis once again assures atheists they’re going to heaven if they’re “good”

In the article below, pope Francis once again reaffirms the current teaching of the CatholicPFA church that EVEN ATHEISTS will be able to merit heaven if they “obey their conscience.”

Yet, every truly HONEST person will agree that they certainly don’t obey their conscience. We know we should be satisfied with what we have but we’re constantly jealous of those who have more. We know we should love everyone but we become instantly enraged at the person who carelessly cut us off on the expressway. We know we should be satisfied with our spouse but we persistently desire to be sexually intimate with others. The list goes on and on and on.

Unlike the pope, God’s Word recognizes our true reality and states there are NONE who are righteous. There isn’t one atheist who follows their conscience and there isn’t one religious person who obeys God’s laws. But God loved us so much He sent His Son, Jesus the Christ, the ONLY person who ever lived a perfect life, to die in our place for our sins. Then Jesus rose from the grave, conquering sin and death, and offers fellowship with God and eternal life to all those who accept Him by faith as their Savior.

“There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away,
they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good,
not even one.” – Romans 3:11-12

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.” – Romans 3:23-24.

If everyone could earn their way to heaven by being “good” Jesus wouldn’t have had to come and die for our sins. Millions upon millions of people celebrated Christmas yesterday, the birth of Jesus Christ the Savior, but the VAST majority – atheists and religious – would say, “Hey, I don’t need to be saved. I’m a pretty good person.”

Pope Francis is wrong. He’s teaching the pernicious lie told from the very beginning that sinful man can earn his own way to heaven, utopia, nirvana, etc.

You celebrated Jesus’ birth yesterday. Now acknowledge that He came into this world to die for YOUR sins and accept Him as YOUR Savior.

http://www.gotquestions.org/sinners-prayer.html

Doctrine-light Evangelicals who embrace the pope and Catholics as “brothers in Christ” need to reevaluate their thinking in light of this “good atheists are going to heaven, too” philosophy.

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Pope Francis assures atheists: You don’t have to believe in God to go to heaven

December 26, 2015

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/Pope-Francis-assures-atheists-You-dont-have-to-believe-in-God-to-go-to-heaven/articleshow/50330694.cms

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5 thoughts on “Pope Francis once again assures atheists they’re going to heaven if they’re “good”

  1. I thought we were dead in our trespasses and sins because we have transgressed God’s commandments. The conscience is a God given tool used to convict us of wrong doing. It is possible that a sinner’s conscience will never feel guilty for breaking any of God’s commandments. What about the commandments that have to do with God, worshiping Him, believing in Him and not having any idols? Of course, the conscience can be seared. What happens to the individual without a conscience? Jesus Christ died upon the cross so that He could take the law and commandments out of the way that were against us. Every human being is guilty before God through breaking His law. It is obvious the Pope is a false teacher and apostate who believes the lie of universalism and is seeking to establish a synergistic religious system that appeases people but displeases God Almighty. Thank you for exposing this lying wolf. May we be ever vigilant and faithful to the gospel. Amen!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Eliza. I can understand how lost religionists could nod their heads in agreement with the pope’s wide-is-the-way, just be “good” gospel. What I don’t understand is how supposed “evangelicals” – Graham, Colson, Packer, Bright, Noll, George, etc. – can listen to the pope proclaim atheists will go to heaven if they’re “good” and still embrace him as their “brother in Christ.”

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      1. They obviously are not believers in Jesus Christ, as they are on the broad way that leads to destruction. How can I make this statement? They all call the enemies of God their friends and do not warn the false teachers, especially Catholics, that they have embraced a false gospel that does not save but rather condemns.

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      2. I know I mentioned to you before how the young pastor of the SBC church we used to attend was quite enamored with Catholicism. I gathered from his comments that he envied Catholicism its “impressive” heritage (art, architecture, scholars, writers, etc.) compared to Evangelicalism’s austere, simple faith.

        As you say there are probably many evangelical leaders who are not true believers but I also think there are more than a few who are genuine believers blinded to the truth about Catholicism. Any Evangelical who criticizes Catholicism is frowned upon as an “old school” sectarian stuck in the 19th-century. Pastors won’t be succe$$ful these days unless they’re “positive,” inclusive, and pluralistic. I’m currently reading Mark Noll’s “Is The Reformation Over” and every page is tragic. In the first 50 pages Noll devotes a lot of energy to ridiculing “old school” “anti-Catholics” but what about the Gospel? Do Catholics preach the Gospel or don’t they? I already know how the book will end. Noll will declare, “Close enough!,” while the pope continues to assure everyone, even atheists, they will go to heaven if they are “good.” No doubt there’s a spiritual explanation for the blindness of these Evangelicals. They drive me crazy but the Lord is somehow using them as part of His plan.

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      3. I will continue to avoid those who think that godliness is a means of financial gain and bring in great error into the visible church because of that.

        If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strife of words, whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmising, Perverse disputing of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 1 Timothy 6:3-8
        They have neglected this exhortation from the Word of God they profess to love and revere. I think I will continue to follow the Lord’s command. Amen!

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