Author and Apologist Says of Pope Francis’ Comments to Homosexual Man: ‘The Man Called to be a Savior of Souls is Jeopardizing the Souls of Millions’
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Comments reportedly made by Pope Francis are making waves both in the faith and LGBT communities.
Headlines that the Pope told a gay man that “God made you like this” have been embraced by the LGBT community but challenged by Catholics and Protestants alike. The man, Juan Carlos Cruz, said yesterday that he spoke to Francis about his homosexuality during their meetings at the Vatican, Fox News and other outlets reported. Cruz was the main whistleblower in Chile’s clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal.
If true, these words mean that this Pope will have much to answer for, said religion and culture expert, national radio host and author Dr. Alex McFarland.
“The man called to be a savior of souls, is jeopardizing the souls of millions,” said McFarland, who is also Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University (NGU) in Greenville, South Carolina. “Essentially, the Pope is saying it’s OK to be gay and that God made those who identify as homosexual that way. Not true—not true at all. The Catholic Church now faces a situation in which its highest cleric is decidedly ‘un-Catholic.’ No man’s words can supercede God’s Word. It is time the Catholic Church, Protestantism and people everywhere who claim the name Christian submit to the authority of the Bible. This Pope has said that atheists go to heaven, that the god of Islam and Christianity are the same and that there is no hell. He has also taught annihilationism—that souls who reject God and Christ merely evaporate rather than spend eternity experiencing the fate of their choices. And now he says that being gay is OK because God makes people that way. All these pronouncements by this alleged ‘vicar of Christ’ run counter to the infallible Word of the true Vicar, the true Savior—Jesus. We need to pray for this man they call the Pope. He will answer to God for the way in which he is leading people away from the Bible.”
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