Francis continues his epic streak of insults, blasphemies and off-the-cuff third grade commentary. Remember these hits from the recent past?
- The Blessed Virgin Mary commits mortal sin at the foot of the cross, accusing God the Father of deception HERE
- God the Son commits the sin of deception HERE
- God the Son commits a sin in creating the Fifth Joyful Mystery, for which he needed to “beg forgiveness” HERE and HERE
- God the Father commits mortal sin by willing mortal sin HERE
Well, here he goes again.
First, we have Francis accusing John the Baptist of “doubt”, or lack of faith, in Matthew 11:
Although John was great, strong, secure in his vocation, “he still had dark moments,” he had his doubts,” said Francis. In fact, John began to doubt in prison, even though he had baptized Jesus, “because he was a Saviour that was not as he had imagined him.” And so he sent two of his disciples to ask Him if He was the Messiah. And Jesus corrects the vision of John with a clear response. In fact, He tells them to report to John that “the blind see,” “the deaf hear,” “the dead rise.” “The great can afford to doubt, because they are great,” the Pope said. HERE
No. John, who was about to be murdered in prison, sent his disciples to hear the words from Jesus so that THEY would believe.
John was the greatest prophet – conduit of the Holy Spirit – in the history of mankind. God Himself, in the Third Person of the Trinity, actually flowed through John in a greater way than any other human being, save for Mary, whom the Third and Second Person of the Trinity flowed through spiritually and corporeally. John’s conception, which was miraculous, was announced to his father Zachariah by the same angel who performed the Annunciation of the Incarnation to Mary. (aside: Zachariah’s doubting response to the angel provides a striking dichotomy to Mary’s, which sculpts her Fiat in greater relief).
So blessed was John, he was afforded the grace of baptism in the womb, which is the Second Joyful Mystery. Highest praise for John comes directly from the lips of our Lord in Matt 11:11. Would Jesus, omniscient God Incarnate, have called John “the greatest” if John was doubting Him at that very moment? After the miraculous conception, miraculous baptism, birth, life and imprisonment of John, isn’t it reasonable to assume the Holy Spirit provided him one last vision – that of his impending death – to which John responds by sending his disciples to Jesus for their own good? Jesus then answers them with words that would have been instantly recognizable as fulfilling the prophecy from Isiah 35:5-6. Go read the link to 1P5 for all the citations of Church Fathers and Doctors on this.
One more thing I can’t help but mention. John is known as the “Forerunner of Christ”. There are people today proposing that Francis is possibly the False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist…which would make Francis the Anti-John. HERE John was imprisoned and murdered for his defense of traditional marriage and condemnation of adultery. Francis attempts to destroy marriage and promotes adultery. Are you awake yet?
All in a day’s work, Francis then moved on to address patients and practitioners from the papal hospital. After His Tonedeafness proclaimed, in front of children with terminal cancer, that “the worst cancer in a hospital is corruption”, he then said this:
Answering a question put to him by Valentina Vanzi, a nurse in multi-speciality paediatrics, who asked why children suffer, he said: “I have no answer to this question. Nor has Jesus given an answer to these words. There is no answer to this question, all we can do is look at the crucifix and let it give us the answer”. The Pope added: “is God unjust? He was unjust with his son, he sent him to the cross, if we follow this logic then we have to say this. But it is our human existence, our flesh, that suffers in that child and when one suffers, people do not speak, they weep and pray in silence.” HERE
This isn’t the first time Francis has been stumped by a question about suffering, and apparently it didn’t bother him at all that he didn’t know the answer the first time, because he is still totally and unabashedly clueless. The man literally doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. I don’t have time to get into it here, but if you need to learn about suffering, read some books. Start with The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis; you can read it in an afternoon.
But what really jumps out is the blasphemy. The idea that God is capable of injustice, when in fact God is PERFECT JUSTICE, is truly astonishing. Perfect Justice is not just the administration of justice by God, justice is actually part of the Divine Nature. Christ’s willing sacrifice on the Cross is truly justice fulfilled (Gal 4:4-5). His passion, death and resurrection is OUR justification – a recompense for our unjust failings. Calling God’s plan of salvation “unjust” in any way is simply jaw-dropping.
Now maybe you are thinking, ” but it isn’t fair that Jesus was sinless and He had to die so that my sins could be forgiven.” You have to lift yourself out of this third grade reasoning. It is like saying God isn’t fair to Himself. It’s nonsensical. The opening of Heaven and the possibility of us entering it through the Crucifixion and Resurrection is the ultimate expression of God’s love for us, and is thus the ultimate expression of “fairness”. It is BEYOND fair, in that we really, really, really don’t deserve it, not even the saints. No one can ever merit Heaven; achieving it is only possible through the ransom of Christ and our cooperation with Sanctifying Grace.
I’m out of breath and out of time.
Blessed Fourth Sunday of Advent!