The Pope vs Paul
If I am a believer of the resurrection, the Scripture and do my best to follow / reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ, how can I reconcile what the Pope has made his latest mission? Is that possible?
What Paul explains to the Corinthians, in great detail, is “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers.” When the Pope stands before the world and announces a major doctoral change to the Christian faith – and that change seems to run contrary to Scripture – why would anyone take this person seriously? Why would anyone listen to anything this person has to say about any subject?
I’m going with Paul, instead of the Pope, and listening to what Paul explained to the people of Corinth. It seems to be crystal clear what Paul is saying and doesn’t leave any room for interpretation. Maybe I’m wrong, but this seems very clear.
II Corinthians 6 NKJV
11 O Corinthians! We have spoken openly to you, our heart is wide open.
12 You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted by your own affections.
13 Now in return for the same (I speak as to children), you also be open.
14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?
16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:
“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
18 I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the Lord Almighty.”