From link - In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in Rome, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples, departing from the position of the Vatican’s doctrinal office and the pope’s predecessors on the issue.
The remarks came amid a portion of the documentary that reflected on pastoral care for those who identify as LGBT.
“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it,” Pope Francis said in the film, of his approach to pastoral care.
After those remarks, and in comments likely to spark controversy among Catholics, Pope Francis weighed in directly on the issue of civil unions for same-sex couples.
“What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,” the pope said. “I stood up for that.”
My thought - Oh how far we have fallen from this. God's word.
Genesis 1:22-24 22 The Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. 23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones, And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.”
24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.
Also the pope is incorrect in that we are all Gods children. We are all His creation but only become children when we believe on His name
John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Gal 3:26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
1John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not...10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
From link - In the bible, Judas is not only a devil, a liar, a thief and a traitor, he is also the SOP, the son of perdition from 2 Thessalonians 2 who will one day soon return to this earth as Antichrist. Judas does not get forgiven by Jesus Christ, just as Satan receives no forgiveness and neither do the fallen angels. So why, you may ask, does Pope Francis and the official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano have a love for Judas the devil? Well, you know what they say, ‘devils of a feather flock together’, or something like that.
Woke up this morning to see that Pope Benedict has passed. I was just thinking this morning about how it feels like we are so close but on the same hand we are so weary of waiting. It seems to me that when I get so weary, something happens to reenergize my watch. 2023 is shaping up to be an interesting year to watch.
EnochWalked: "Ogolobyak, who was an adult at the time of the murders, was given 20 years, and wasn’t due to be released until 2030." So he's been given 7 years of freedom by Putin. It's like Putin is declaring 2023 to be a Jubilee year for the worst people in Russia.
Nov 27, 2023 21:23:33 GMT -6
EnochWalked: 'Egeland said the two sides would need to begin talks in secret to get the ball rolling. "These back channels, these discreet negotiations, have the great advantage that people are not talking to the gallery," he said.' Maybe they've already started.
Nov 28, 2023 0:50:44 GMT -6
EnochWalked: If they can mass produce them for a few hundred dollars each, like a mobile phone, then for a few $100m they'd be able to produce a million drones. I'm sure Ukraine would appreciate those right now, and they would be enough to kill the whole Russian army.
Nov 28, 2023 6:32:19 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.iranintl.com/en/202311295280 "Putin Wants To Be Adopted By Khamenei, Iranian Cleric Says". There may be a mistranslation somewhere along the line, but it makes me wonder what acts of "filial" obedience Putin might do to help Hamas in Gaza.
Nov 29, 2023 6:37:08 GMT -6
Natalie : I am currently in the hospital waiting to get my gallbladder out. I was supposed to get it out yesterday so pray they get to me soon.
Nov 30, 2023 5:45:09 GMT -6
Natalie: I got bumped again. So I'm not sure when the surgery will be now
Nov 30, 2023 10:10:44 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Praying too! I don't know if our harpazo transformed bodies will include gallbladders, but if they, you might get replacement as a Hanukkah or Christmas gift! God will be with us, and our families, through whatever we have to face before then, though.
Dec 1, 2023 3:24:43 GMT -6