In a post written nearly two years ago, I described the Bergoglian Christ, the one after which Francis intends to remodel the Church, as follows:
A Jesus who is downtrodden and weak; a Jesus victimized by society’s ills, not unlike so many others.
Most importantly, a Jesus who renders no judgments and makes no demands beyond providing an image that provokes an earthbound sense of guilt within the “haves,” while simultaneously fanning the flames of class warfare within the “have nots.”
This false Bergoglian god stands in stark contrast to Christ the King:
Jesus who defeated death and is Risen unto Majesty; who reigns victorious over all of society and possesses Kingly authority over every individual, family, and State, be they Catholic or otherwise.
Most importantly, and least acceptable to the men of this world, is the glorious reality that Christ the King speaks even today through the Holy Catholic Church; the same established by Him, endowed with the fullness of Divine Revelation, and granted the right to pass judgment on the personal and social obligations of humankind.
Since I wrote these words, Francis has done nothing but confirm that the “Jesus” that he preaches is born of a Christological heresy wherein God incarnate is viewed as little more than a mere man.
In a recent Santa Marta homily, Francis made this clear yet again as he expounded upon the source of Jesus’ authority.
Jesus served the people, He explained things because the people understood well: He was at the service of the people. He had an attitude of a servant, and this gave authority.
Francis contrasted this make-believe Jesus with the “doctors of the law” of whom he said:
These had a psychology of princes: ‘We are the masters, the princes, and we teach you. Not service: we command, you obey.’ And Jesus never passed Himself off like a prince: He was always the servant of all, and this is what gave Him authority.
Jesus never passed Himself off as a prince? Perhaps not, but He most certainly passed Himself off as King. [NOTE: One cannot help but detect in this an insult aimed at the Dubia Brothers who are daring to behave as a Prince of the Church might.]
Standing before Pilate Our Lord left no doubt:
My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not from hence. Pilate therefore said to him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. (John 18:36-37)
My Kingdom is not of this world…
Clearly, Jesus is declaring that He is indeed a King!
Note very well, however, that Jesus is not saying that His Kingdom is such that He does not reign over this world; an erroneous interpretation often put forward by churchmen in our day.
In truth, Jesus is informing Pilate, and us, that the source of His authority is not “of this world;” rather, it is divine. (We’ll come back to this important point momentarily.)
Following His glorious resurrection – the full truth about which Francis most certainly denies – Our Lord confirmed His Kingship and the source of His authority all the more clearly:
After His resurrection, when giving to His Apostles the mission of teaching and baptizing all nations, he took the opportunity to call himself King, confirming the title publicly, and solemnly proclaimed that all power was given Him in heaven and on earth. These words can only be taken to indicate the greatness of His power, the infinite extent of His kingdom. (cf Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas 11)
This brings me back to the heretical Bergoglian proposition that Jesus had an attitude of a servant, and this gave authority…
Many readers may feel compelled to respond to this error by insisting, “His authority rests in the fact that He is God!”
While there is truth to this response, it insufficiently expresses the Kingly authority of Christ; so much so that failing to expound further upon the topic would invite further misunderstanding.
At this, let’s return to the all-too-forgotten doctrine expressed by Pope Pius XI in Quas Primas as he sheds greater light on what it means to say “All power was given Him in heaven and on earth.”
But if we ponder this matter more deeply, we cannot but see that the title and the power of King belongs to Christ as man in the strict and proper sense too. For it is only as man that he may be said to have received from the Father “power and glory and a kingdom,” since the Word of God, as consubstantial with the Father, has all things in common with him, and therefore has necessarily supreme and absolute dominion over all things created. (Quas Primas 7)
Do not gloss over this!
The Holy Father Pius XI is explaining to us that Divine authority belongs to Jesus Christ, not only by virtue of His being “true God,” but every bit as much to Him as “true man.”
This authority was truly “given” to Jesus “as man” by His Father; this having been merited by His passion, death and resurrection.
Apart from acknowledging and embracing this sublime truth, “the title and the power of King” in reference to Jesus means nothing; “Christ the King” is thus rendered but an empty honorific.
What remains, as I said, is little more than a mere man – an itinerant first century doer of good deeds; a live-and-let-live liberal who judged nothing and no one, only to be left beaten, bloodied and belittled by the powerful of this world.
This is the Jesus preached by Francis; a false Christ whose kingdom and “authority” is entirely “of this world;” a Jesus who never passed Himself off like a prince: He was always the servant of all, and this is what gave Him authority.
Perhaps this is why Francis has no compunction about twisting Our Lord’s plainly spoken words concerning marriage, divorce and adultery to suite his own agenda.
You see, if indeed Jesus was but a man, and service – understood as solicitousness for the temporal needs of the hungry, the sick and the suffering – is what gave Him the authority to proclaim such things some 2,000 years ago, those who likewise demonstrate compassion for humankind in our day have just as much authority to proclaim whatever they happen to see fit.
In any case, in spite of the seriousness of the situation, I nearly had to laugh when I read:
“Jesus served the people, He explained things…”
This coming from a “pope” who refuses to answer five simple questions about basic Catholic doctrine.
You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
Over the last several months I’ve taken heat for stating what appears obvious to me concerning Francis.
No worries. I expected as much.
One thing we can all agree upon, however, is that Jorge Bergoglio, true pope or not, is the Vicar of a false Christ.
If we all agreed that Bergolio was the Vicar of a false Christ, we would all agree that he was a false pope.
Your description of PF as being the Vicar of a false Christ is a good one, as he certainly isn’t what he is purported to be. I don’t know why Catholic websites cannot bring themselves to call him & his papacy for what it is. It is false obedience not to. Infallibility only accrues to a properly elected & Catholic candidate who vows to uphold at all times the Deposit of Faith, Magisterium & Tradition of the One Holy Catholic & Apostolic Church established by Christ on the First Apostles.
Is PF a card-carrying Catholic? I doubt it. Was his election carried out in accordance with the norms laid down by JPII ? Definitely no. Has he at all times upheld the tenets of the CC as described? Again no, but has actively contradicted them. Has he converted many to the True Faith & confirmed the brethren? Absolutely no. Having stated that there is no Catholic God & we are the same as infidels, the churches started to empty at a great pace – why would it be otherwise as the severely debilitated & un-catechised generations since VII have nothing to hold on to. A pope who keeps criticising them for clinging to over two thousand years of Catholic teaching instead of ‘getting it’ as the Orthodox & Protestants have for centuries past, is not following Christ. Who keeps putting the environment before the Gospel, who surrounds himself with very questionable advisers & friends – abortionists, enablers, liberals, cannot be termed a true holder of the highest office within the CC – the Papal Office.
Did Jesus Himself make reference to serving others??
But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you; but whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave; just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”
True pope or not, we can all agree that we shouldn’t listen to a word he says because to follow his teaching may very well lead us to hell.
All I know is that he’s really bad based on the fact that I can’t tell my children half of what he says because so much of what he says is not for the ears of innocent children. He sure isn’t serving Christ. I don’t know who he serves. He is bad. That’s for sure. He’s got a dirty mind and mouth. And that’s the truth. As for his heart…hey, who am I to judge?
Neither are his words and actions for the hearts and minds of children. No wonder why Jesus asks us to be as children. Now that’s something to strive for. Purity. Too bad we can’t go near the words of our own pope, as so many of his words and actions put us in the near occasions of sin. Beg God for His mercy which is something we all need.
Ana, don’t bother posting what you just wrote over on OnePeterFive. They’ve been deleting posts all day long. I can no longer post there. They banned me for telling the truth.
“(…) It is incredible! It is a great mystery, an impenetrable mystery of goodness, of the charity of God. To think that He permitted two creatures chosen by Him, to live with Him! For St. Joseph during thirty years, for the Blessed Virgin during thirty-three years, in the intimacy of Jesus, in the intimacy of Him Who is God. It is He without Whom neither Mary nor Joseph could speak, think, nor live. Mary bearing Jesus in her arms, bearing God in her arms! As the Gospel often says it was not she who was bearing Jesus but Jesus who was bearing her. For Jesus was much greater than she, for He is God. Just think what must have been in the soul, will and heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary living with Jesus, seeing Him with His young companions, seeing Him working with St. Joseph.
We also have the joy to live with Our Lord.
Even under the delicate envelope of her body, the Blessed Virgin Mary adored the Living God for she knew – she knew that the living God was in her womb. She knew this through by the Annunciation by the angel. And St. Joseph knew it perfectly as well.
We, too, know that we have the living Jesus in our tabernacles under the delicate Eucharistic species. Jesus is there! Not only do we have Him in our tabernacles, but moreover in a manner which I would say is almost more intimate than that of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of St. Joseph, when Our Lord gives Himself to us as our spiritual food.
Imagine, that truly in our bodies, in our hearts we bear Jesus – we bear God who sustains us, for without Him we would not be able to live nor exist nor say a single word nor even think a single thought. And we bear this God in the Holy Eucharist!
Let us ask Our Lord Jesus Christ when we receive Him in us that He be our King – that He may give us the thoughts of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of St. Joseph; that He may grant us the affections of the hearts of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph, these creatures whom He chose from all eternity to be His guardians, to be those with whom He was to live.
Ask them – ask Mary and Joseph – to help us live under the sweet Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ. One day, we hope that we shall be in that Kingdom and that we shall see Him in His splendor and in His glory as we say so often when we recite the Angelus: ut per passionem ejus et crucem ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur – in order that by His Passion and Cross we may be brought to the glory of His Resurrection.
Indeed, we also must pass now by the Passion and Cross of Jesus upon the earth in order that one day we may be able to join in the glory of His Resurrection, this glory which illuminates heaven, which is heaven, for God is heaven. That Our Lord Jesus Christ is heaven. In Him we will live in the grace of God by the grace of God. If we have Him as our King here on earth, then we shall have Him as our King for all eternity.
Beseech the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph today, not only for us, but for our families, for all those who surround us, that they may come to the light of Our Lord Jesus Christ, that they recognize evil, and also for those who do not obey Him or who have withdrawn themselves from Him. Have pity on all these souls who do not know the King of Love and of Glory, in Whom we have the happiness to believe, in Whom we have the happiness to love. Beseech Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph to convert all these souls to Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King.”
What we share with one another is that caution Our Lord spoke of, namely “His sheep know His voice” He knows them – has been given them by the Father- and they know His voice.
When the fraudster arrives, they don’t follow him, because they know not “his voice” – that’s the voice Francis speaks – double talk, ambiguity and down right error.
Look at the Maths, so to speak – All of the teaching of the Gospel, as explained by the Fathers and Tradition OR what ever Francis and the rest expounding “new theories and novelties”. The Holy Church remains Holy. The “New Counterfeit” model does not add up.
How could a Catholic say Jesus got his authority from servantship. Is not that an absolute denial of the Divinity of Christ, God and Man?
Where does Jorge get these ideas from? A Man who died and rose again, as He said He would – described as a failure? Seriously? What’s wrong with the rest of the bunch? Why are they not denouncing these mad, bad ideas?
Because they mostly agree with him. Its the heresy of modernism and it has infected the entire Novus Ordo Church.
By that premise, he obviously cannot be a true pope.
And so should we all.
It’s what Skojec does. He has no stomach for honest debate. He sees himself as the determiner of the truth and will brook no dissent.
The best way to think about “Pope” Frank is not to think about him at all. I sleep much better using that approach.
“A good night to all and to all a goodnight”.
~Clement Clarke Moore (1779 – 1863)