Faithful bishop reaffirms Jesus' uniqueness in response to Francis' error
VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pope Francis launched a video promoting religious indifferentism on the eve of Epiphany — the feast on which the Church proclaims Jesus as the light of God's definitive revelation to people of all nations and religions.
Instead of a call to evangelize people of other religions, the pontiff is asking Catholics to unite in prayer as "brothers and sisters" with people worshipping other deities.
In the video issued by the "Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network," Francis states that our "brothers and sisters" are those "who pray," regardless of religious beliefs.
The pope's video opens with a Catholic woman praying the Rosary. It swiftly switches to a Muslim woman with a hijab prostrating on her prayer mat and offering prayer to Allah. It then zooms in on a young Jew wearing a kippah and ṭallit and in the act of prayer.
"When we pray to God following Jesus, we come together as brothers and sisters with those who pray according to other cultures, other traditions and other beliefs," Francis declares in a voiceover.
In a glaring contradiction of the Epiphany message, the pope goes on to limit the gospel to Christians — implying through word and image that, while Christians have Jesus, people of other religions have equally valid paths to salvation.
"The Church values God's action in other religions, without forgetting that, for us Christians, the wellspring of human dignity and fraternity is in the gospel of Jesus Christ," states Francis in the video titled "Pope's Prayer Intention: At the Service of Human Fraternity."
Bishop Restates Uniqueness of Jesus
The video has shocked Catholics and evangelicals who are scandalized at the Masonic heresy of religious indifferentism promoted through the pope's Epiphany message.
In an exclusive interview with Church Militant, Dutch bishop Robert Mutsaerts responded to the video, categorically stating that "the ultimate goal of the Church is to evangelize, to make God known to all men and all nations and defend the truth, God's truth."
"Not any sort of god, but the one God who was born in the stable in Bethlehem. Not any truth or the truth of what is generally accepted, but the one truth which is fully present in Jesus Christ," the auxiliary bishop of the diocese of 's-Hertogenbosch added.
"I know, that does not sound very inclusive, but that is what it is," he stressed, noting that "the child Jesus Christ is hardly mentioned in Fratelli Tutti" — Francis' recent encyclical, a work which blurs the distinction between Christians and people of other religions.
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