Vatican: Pope Francis Is Wrong; Atheists Will Still Burn In Hell

Published on May 26, 2013

Rev. Thomas Rosica, a Vatican spokesman
The Vatican has just announced that, despite what Pope Francis said in his homily earlier this week, atheists are still going to hell.

What a relief. For a brief moment there it was possible to imagine a brave new world of compassion, generosity and acceptance, not qualities we have come to associate with the Holy See.

Said Pope Francis this week: 'The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! 'Father, the atheists?' Even the atheists. Everyone!'

That seemed like a pretty clear admission that people of other faiths and none have intrinsic worth to God and will be saved alongside the faithful. But this turned out to be wishful thinking.

Although they are otherwise good, moral people they are still doomed to burn in a lake of fire for having the temerity to have been born outside of Catholicism and having chosen to remain so.

The Rev. Thomas Rosica, a Vatican spokesman, spelled it out for the world on Thursday. People who know about the Catholic church 'cannot be saved' if they 'refuse to enter her or remain in her,' he said.

So that's one tall order of eternal hellfire for the rest of us, then.

It makes for an interesting spectacle to see the infallible pope being corrected by his handlers, doesn't it? For a moment it was possible to recall the welcoming and indulgent style of the short lived Pope John Paul I in the unexpectedly all-embracing words of Pope Francis. But you'll recall how quickly John Paul I was replaced by the much more doctrinaire John Paul II.

There's no question that Pope Francis sees the divinity in all human beings, but that's a message that comes with caveats. God may make them all, Jew and Gentile, but unless their Catholic they're ultimately kindling. The Vatican waited 24 hours to correct him, but they corrected him.

Yes, yes, the Council of Trent clearly taught that Jesus Christ, humanity's one and only Redeemer, redeemed both Jew and Gentile. But there is a huge difference between redemption and salvation. See how that works? Judas Iscariot was redeemed by Christ's death on the cross, but he was not saved - Catholics believe he is damned in hell.

To be justified requires faith - and that faith must be Catholic. You see where this is going?

If I was Pope Francis, I'd be employing a food tester right about now.

Vatican Confirms Atheists Still Going To Hell, Despite Pope Francis Remarks

The Vatican has clarified that atheists will still go to hell if they reject God, after Pope Francis broke with tradition to deliver a homily stating non-believers who do good will be redeemed through Jesus.
The Pope's words made headlines around the world after he gave an unprepared speech in which he emphasised the importance of “doing good” as a principle which unites all humanity.
After international media attention, the Vatican attempted clarify how exactly one gets in to heaven, with Rev. Thomas Rosica, a Vatican spokesman, saying that people who know about the Catholic church “cannot be saved” if they “refuse to enter her or remain in her.”
That is, atheists are still going to hell.
However there was still hope for the sinful among us, as “every man or woman, whatever their situation, can be saved. Even non-Christians can respond to this saving action of the Spirit. No person is excluded from salvation simply because of so-called original sin.”

L. Ray Smith
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1.The Book of Revelation is a Book of Symbols9.The Lucifer Hoax and the Mission of Satan
2.The Origin of Satan, Evil, and Sin10.The Synagogue of Satan - There's One Near You
3.Judgment by Fire Must Begin at the House of God11.The Depth of Satan - Who is Antipas?
4.Seeing and Understanding the Invisible12.God Judges the World in a Pond
5.A Scriptural Explanation of the Lake of Fire13.Who is the Beast? - 666?
6.The Two Judgments by FIRE14.The Beast Within
7.Church Heresy Came Long Before Bible Errors15.The Myth of "Free Will" Exposed - Part AThe Myth of "Free Will" Exposed - Part B
The Myth of "Free Will" Exposed - Part C
The Myth of "Free Will" Exposed - Part D
8.What Happened to the Church Jesus Built?16.A.  Hell: Sheol Translated Grave
B.  Hell: Sheol Translated Hell
C.  Hell: The Origin of Endless Punishment
D1 Hell: The Christian hell is a Christian HOAX 
D2 Hell: Tophet and Molech in Hinnom
D3 Hell: The Sermon On The Mount is for You
D4 Hell: Gehenna Fire Judgment   

E.  Hell: Hades and the Second Death


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