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Pope Doesn't Mention Jesus in Speech to Congress

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A survey reports that only about half of pastors value the Pope's opinion on theological issues, and one pastor is criticizing the Pope for failing to talk about Jesus in his speech to Congress.

 

 

 

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The survey included responses from 1,000 pastors.

 

TheBlaze.com reported that 63 percent believe the Pope is a Christian

 

 

Do over a third of pastors doubt popes, in general, are Christian. Or, is it just this pope?

 

Here's a transcript of the Pope's speech to Congress. You'd be hard-pressed to make the case that the Pope is even a nominal Christian from his speech. He mentions God several times. Maybe Pope Francis is a left-wing Jew? The speech is torturously boring.

 

 

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I like political cartoons, but most of them are garbage. Political Cartoons from the Left are mostly stupid and/or hateful. Rarely witty. The Pope didn't mention the Bible in his speech to Congress. And, should we give credit to the Pope for riding around in a humble Fiat, when his visit cost US taxpayers tens of millions of dollars?

 

 

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Not to mention all the cartoons falsely equating the Pope's teaching to Jesus' teaching.

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The Bible does require love, charity and compassion. But where does the Bible say that we have to believe all the widely-accepted hysteria about climate change?

 

 

 

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...Political Cartoons from the Left are mostly stupid and/or hateful. Rarely witty. ...

 

 

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Not to mention all the cartoons falsely equating the Pope's teaching to Jesus' teaching.

 

 

 

Some of the things I enjoy from meme makers or rather appreciate is the lack of interpretation. Trusting the reader to offer additional perspectives on the subject matter... . Sometimes the eyes of the artists are even further opened, although at times it is entertaining to nail down what the artist had in mind... .

 

"The Bible requires... . " I immediately asked myself what does the Bible require? What is the central theme concerning the Gospel? Being a Catholic the pope in the cartoon suggests requirements which adds to the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Salvation becomes Faith + Love + Charity + Compassion + and + so on.

 

For example:

  • Deuteronomy 6:5, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might."
  • Leviticus 19:18, "You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the LORD."

 

Now consider:

  • Matthew 22:37, “ ‘aYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
  • Matthew 22:39, “The second is like it, ‘aYou shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

And now:

  • Galatians 2:21, “I do not nullify the grace of God, for aif righteousness comes through 1the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”
  • Galatians 3:21, "Is the Law then contrary to the promises of God? aMay it never be! For bif a law had been given which was able to impart life, then righteousness 1would indeed have been 2based on law."

 

Justification is a legal standing before God. It means that the one who has trusted in Christ by faith is now declared legally righteous according to the law. Since the law includes loving God and loving our neighbors, those parts of the law must be fulfilled perfectly. It was Jesus who fulfilled the law without failure. So, we receive by faith what Christ did--which includes loving God and loving our neighbor. Therefore, everything we need is found in Jesus.

 

We receive Christ as Savior by faith, not by faith and any + + + + work of any kind. We are sinners, and there's nothing we can do that will be good enough before God (Rom. 3:10-12; 6:23). If there were, then Jesus didn't need to die. But Jesus who is God in flesh (John 1:1, 14) died on the cross, was buried, and rose from the dead (1Corinthians 15:1-4). That is the Gospel message. By trusting in Christ and believing in the Gospel, we are declared right before God by faith (Romans 4:1-5; 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9). In other words, when we receive Christ by faith (John 1:12), the righteousness of God is given to us (Philippians 3:9).

 

"What page is he on?"... . I chuckled because Congress was likened to the Bereans in Acts 17:11 "Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so."

 

"He must have a different version"... . maybe they are referring to the Johannine Comma... j/king obviously Catholics reject Sola Scriptura.

 

God bless,

William

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The Bible does require love, charity and compassion. But where does the Bible say that we have to believe all the widely-accepted hysteria about climate change?

 

 

 

 

You are right, the Bible requires love but not acceptance that our CO2 emissions are having a catastrophic effect on the environment. My complaint are these leftween cartoons who try to legitimize the Pope's every Liberal position by insisting it's what Jesus taught. The Pope isn't teaching love. He's only calling his destructive left-wing politics love.

 

In his speech to Congress, the Pope didn't mention Jesus or the Bible. His mission is to promote the evil of socialism, not the salvation Christianity.

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In his speech to Congress, the Pope didn't mention Jesus or the Bible. His mission is to promote the evil of socialism, not the salvation Christianity.

Didn't you know that John the Baptist was a socialist?

 

Luke 3

10 And the crowds were questioning him, saying, “Then what shall we do?” 11 And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.”

 

So I hope that you're not advocating the spirit of the libertarian tea party, seen here:

 

Tea Partiers Mock And Scorn Apparent Parkinson's Victim

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Unquestionably, Teabaggers are deceived tools of Satan.

 

I don't consider Liberals to be Christians, or good people at all. The rank hypocrisy of that video, along with other things like militant support of immorality and their opposition to religious freedom, remove all doubt in my mind.

 

That video reminds me of another MSNBC video where they painted the Tea Party as gun-toting white supremacists by showing a tea partier with a gun, zooming in enough that you saw the gun but couldn't make out his race. He was black.

 

I didn't hear laughing at the woman after she spoke about the death of a pre-born baby. There's an edit (55 second mark) in the video removing what happened right before the women accuses others of laughing, but it doesn't matter. If any tea partier actually did laugh, it would have been a laugh of disbelief. I hope your comments about the Tea Party is sarcasm. The use of the phrase "tea baggers" is an insulting reference to a sex act, meant to bring laughs. You can laugh... Also, the MSNBC talking head says that was a Democrat's Town Hall meeting, so maybe it was a Democrat laughing at the woman's concern for a dead pre-born baby. Liberals are reprobates who would laugh at someone they think is concerned about the pre-born.

 

Liberal protesters are far nastier and disruptive than even the worst tea party protesters. Is the planet you live on different?

 

The story of the baby and mother dying for lack of insurance is not credible. If the mother were poor, medicaid would have paid for medical treatment. If the mother made too much money to get medicaid to pay for treatment, she would have still gotten medical care, even if with a bill she couldn't pay. The woman might then declare bankruptcy. And, the "pre-existing condition" clauses before Obamacare had loopholes that you could drive an 18-wheeler through. Obamacare actually makes it easier for insurance companies to reject people over pre-existing conditions.

 

Tea Partiers are somewhat deceived, but for other reasons and that's a subject for another post.

 

Zog Has-fallen, thank you for the opportunity you gave me for the pleasure of putting Liberals in their place.

 

 

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I don't consider Liberals to be Christians, or good people at all.

How were the words of John the Baptist not liberal? How were those hate-filled Teabaggers not demonic?

 

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Didn't you know that John the Baptist was a socialist?

 

Luke 3

10 And the crowds were questioning him, saying, “Then what shall we do?” 11 And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.”

 

So I hope that you're not advocating the spirit of the libertarian tea party, seen here:

 

Tea Partiers Mock And Scorn Apparent Parkinson's Victim

 

John Calvin on Luke 3:10:

 

Did John lay this injunction, in a literal sense, on all whom he was preparing to be Christ’s disciples, that they should not have two coats? We must observe, first, that this is the figure of speech which is called a Synecdoche, for under one example it comprehends a general rule. Hence it follows, that we must draw from it a meaning, which corresponds to the law of charity, as it is laid down by God: and that law is, that each person should give out of his abundance to supply the wants of the poor. God does not extort a tax, to be paid “grudgingly or of necessity” by those who, but for that necessity, would have chosen not to pay it: “for the Lord loveth a” willing and “cheerful giver,” (2 Corinthians 9:7.)

 

The virtue is stripped from out of the transaction when made under compulsion or duress. For example, if Cornelius was having a sandwich on the beach and Zog was hungry... . it is virtuous for Cornelius to give a part of his sandwich to Zog. However, under a liberal socialist system lead by Obama... who comes riding along on his tax payer horse. Obama puts a gun to Cornelius' head and demands that he gives his sandwich to Zog. The virtue has now been stripped from the transaction. Perhaps Zog now feels entitled to a dozen sandwiches? Has Obama gave his own sandwich?

 

God bless,

William

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Didn't you know that John the Baptist was a socialist?

 

Luke 3

10 And the crowds were questioning him, saying, “Then what shall we do?” 11 And he would answer and say to them, “The man who has two tunics is to share with him who has none; and he who has food is to do likewise.”

 

Hi Zog. John the Baptist was speaking of charity, not socialism. Church-going conservatives are vastly more charitable than Liberals. Did you read more of that passage? He told tax collectors to stop over-collecting. He told soldiers not to extort money. Do you get the message? Stop trying to force others to give up their money. That is, don't be a socialist.

 

What you and the Pope don't get is that not only is socialism theft, it harms everyone. That's why poor people leave socialist countries and immigrate, legally or not, to relatively capitalist countries. But, not the other way around.

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If Cornelius was having a sandwich on the beach and Zog was hungry... . it is virtuous for Cornelius to give a part of his sandwich to Zog. Obama puts a gun to Cornelius' head and demands that he gives his sandwich to Zog. The virtue has now been stripped from the transaction.

That's precisely what the hateful, nicely dressed tie-wearing man in the video said. He should get to decide to give or not. I hope he is not a Calvinist.

 

Here is the larger picture, which Noam Chomsky explains in 40 seconds:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmSa6HB0ocA

Clearly, if those hate-filled Teabaggers were not demonically controlled, their wrath wouldn't be against the poor and unfortunate. It would be directed against the profiteers and evangelists for the three demons' messages.

Edited by Zog Has-fallen

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He told tax collectors to stop over-collecting. He told soldiers not to extort money. Do you get the message? Stop trying to force others to give up their money.

Luke 3

12 Then tax collectors also came to be baptized, and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?”

13 And he said to them, “Collect no more than what is appointed for you.”

14 Likewise the soldiers asked him, saying, “And what shall we do?”

So he said to them, “Do not intimidate anyone or accuse falsely, and be content with your wages.” NKJV.

 

The Romans required a heavy tax burden. The instructions to the tax collectors: “Collect no more than what you have been ordered to” (NASB). John is most certainly not instructing the tax collectors to lower the required tax rate nor are his words to be interpreted to mean that the payment of taxes to the Romans is completely voluntary.

 

 

 

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The Romans required a heavy tax burden. The instructions to the tax collectors: “Collect no more than what you have been ordered to” (NASB). John is most certainly not instructing the tax collectors to lower the required tax rate nor are his words to be interpreted to mean that the payment of taxes to the Romans is completely voluntary.

 

John the Baptist tells tax collectors to take no more than they're required. You're trying is advocating socialism. That's ridiculous.

 

Socialism is oppressive, whether it works or not. Socialism also doesn't work well.

 

You're like all people in error, you work very hard not to see what's being shown to you. Explain to me why the poor in the USA live better than the middle-class in Mexico, if Mexico's relative socialism is so much better? Why don't you ignore that question and complain that the Tea Party is hateful for wanting to lower your taxes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You are right, the Bible requires love but not acceptance that our CO2 emissions are having a catastrophic effect on the environment. My complaint are these leftween cartoons who try to legitimize the Pope's every Liberal position by insisting it's what Jesus taught. The Pope isn't teaching love. He's only calling his destructive left-wing politics love.

 

In his speech to Congress, the Pope didn't mention Jesus or the Bible. His mission is to promote the evil of socialism, not the salvation Christianity.

 

 

I hope people don't believe that the Pope is equating his views regarding the science of climate change with Catholic teaching.

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I hope people don't believe that the Pope is equating his views regarding the science of climate change with Catholic teaching.

 

I believe that this is an issue, and it wouldn't surprise me if people believe that because of Catholic teaching in other areas of science such as Darwinian Evolution. There appears to be a compromise and blending. From a historical perspective of paganism or even chrislam. From the outside one may jump to the conclusion that Catholic's are pleasing man rather than God on key issues. Regarding the OP, I believe our Government some months ago concluded that 80% or more of green house emissions were not due to humankind. We have watched a switch from Global Cooling, Global Warming, to Climate Change. All the while the liberal solution remains the same.. .

 

Well here. Ted Cruz touched upon this subject some time ago:

 

Cruz went on to recall the 1970s panic over global cooling and a coming ice age. “The solution they proposed was massive government control of the economy, the energy sector, and our lives. Then the data disproved it,” he said. ”Then it became global warming. Interestingly enough, the solution was identical: massive government control over the economy, the energy sector, and our lives. Then the data didn’t support it, so they entered theory number three, climate change. Now, to any power-greedy politician, this is the perfect theory, it can never, ever, ever, be disproven, if it gets hotter, if it gets colder, if it gets wetter, if it gets drier.”

 

The climate issue is in the news once again with the administration set to unveil sweeping new regulations on carbon emissions from power plants. President Obama earlier in the day released a video that warns of “hotter summers, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events.” Asked whether the president is exaggerating, Cruz said, ”You know, there’s a different word than exaggerating.”

 

God bless,

William

 

P.S. Note: I haven't taken the time to review the pope's speech. But I am putting a link to Francis' encyclical here: ENCYCLICAL LETTER

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Well the reason I said that is because the Catholic Church does not teach on matters of science. That is beyond the scope of Catholic teaching. Catholic teaching can only be on matters of faith and morals.

 

 

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