JD: Another of the controversies that the Pope has been involved in over the years and this one is about atheist going to Heaven. Did not the Catholic church use to teach David that you had to be baptized into a Catholic church to be saved?
DJ: You’re right Jimmy but as I said that really all changed with Vatican too in 1960s. Since the Catholic church teaches a workspace salvation replacing faith with faithfulness and truth with sincerity if someone sincerely lives out what they believe whatever that might be then that person could potentially be saved.
JD: You have mentioned in the past the infallibility of the bishops. The Pope is the bishop of Rome so what happens when he makes a statement that comes in conflict with the teaching of the church. For example, this week the Pope said he endorsed civil union laws for same sex couples. What about that?
DJ: Well the infallibility of the bishops and fallibility which is a sub-set of that. So this doctrine means that when bishops make a formal decision as a group or when the bishop of Rome personally makes a formal declaration that something is true and must be believed. In fact Popes have made infallible proclamations only twice in history.
So this recent statement about civil union laws for same sex couples was a quote from a new documentary in which the Pope said this, “Homosexual people have a right to be in a family, they’re children of God and have a right to a family what we have to create is a civil union law that way they are legally covered”. But Jimmy not only is this against church teaching he seems to contradict himself because in 2010 when he was cardinal in Argentina he said this, “there are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or remotely analogous to God’s plan for marriage and family”. So I would say he’s a very confused individual and confusing the church as well.
JD: David James with the details about the Pope’s recent declarations that atheist can go to Heaven and same sex marriage must be condoned by the Catholic church.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
This report from David James is for the purpose of informing all Catholics and non-Catholics of the recent statements from Pope Francis. The Pope’s statements contradict the Bible which is God’s word. The two declarations atheist can go to Heaven and same sex marriage must be condoned by the Catholic church are refuted in John 14:6 and Romans 1. God’s word is the absolute authority not the Catholic church.