Thursday, May 25, 2017

Francis: The Sacred Scriptures are wrong, God is not a consuming fire, He's a dim flame

Francis just told an audience that, "Our God is a dim flame that burns on a cold and windy day," a God whose presence in this world seems "fragile."  See here.

1 John Chapter 1, verses 5-7 teaches us something quite different:

"Now this is the message that we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say, 'We have fellowship with him,' while we continue to walk in darkness, we lie and do not act in truth. But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin."

Perhaps the reason Francis views God as "a dim flame" and a "fragile presence" is that he himself walks in the darkness.

In Hebrews 12:29, the Holy Spirit tells us that,  "..our God is a consuming fire." A consuming fire may hardly be described as "a dim flame."

The Gospel of St. Luke records, in the eleventh chapeter, that Jesus said:

"No one who lights a lamp hides it away or places it (under a bushel basket), but on a lampstand so that those who enter might see the light. The lamp of the body is your eye. When your eye is sound, then your whole body is filled with light, but when it is bad, then your body is in darkness. Take care, then, that the light in you not become darkness.  If your whole body is full of light, and no part of it is in darkness, then it will be as full of light as a lamp illuminating you with its brightness."

If the light of God seems to Francis to be dim, that is because he himself is in darkness.

1 comment:

Stephen Lowe said...

Where are the Cardinals? Cockholded again. Don't they ever get tired of that?

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