So Pope Francis Says Sin is the Violation of One’s Conscience? 0913

Pope Francis says conscience and faith as being the same thing, and sin is the violation of one’s conscience.

Pope Francis wrote (translated from Italian):

“So I come to the three questions you put to me in the article of August 7. It seems to me that, in the first two, what is in your heart is to understand the attitude of the Church to those who don’t share faith in Jesus. First of all, you ask me if the God of Christians forgives one who doesn’t believe and doesn’t seek the faith. Premise that – and it’s the fundamental thing – the mercy of God has no limits if one turns to him with a sincere and contrite heart; the question for one who doesn’t believe in God lies in obeying one’s conscience. Sin, also for those who don’t have faith, exists when one goes against one’s conscience. To listen to and to obey it means, in fact, to decide in face of what is perceived as good or evil. And on this decision pivots the goodness or malice of our action.”

Biblically sin is our thought, word, or deed that separates us from God’s.

Does God forgive those who don’t believe and doesn’t seek the faith. YES!!! In fact EVERYONE who God has ever saved, didn’t believe, didn’t want salvation, disagreed with God, Hated God and refused to be ruled by God (all PAST tense). God saved them not because they deserved salvation, but because they didn’t and needed salvation! The only limit to God’s mercy is His Soverign will. He can save everyone and be unjust. He can save no one and be just. But God is loving and just, and He chose to save some but not all. Those He saves become like Him ( not in divinity but in love and righteousness) and desire to obey Him and glorify Him!

Salvation begins with election that happened before creation,
Spiritual regeneration, that opens our spiritual eyes to understand and accept God’s authority over all and specifically us,
understanding of our transgressions against God and the just punishment due, acceptance of God’s promises in His Gospel to us, our repentance and belief that God can and will forgive and remove our sin,
the understanding of Jesus’ sacrificial death on our personal behalf, understanding that Jesus’ blood satisfied God’s just wrath towards us and pardons of us from the penalty of sin,
God’s gift of the Holy Spirit that oversees our sanctification and protects us from deception and worldliness,
and our permanent and eternal membership within the True invisible body of Christ that He called the Church.

Sin separates us spiritually from Christ. Being part of His body, we cannot long accept sin in our lives. The Holy Spirit will correct us, and our will is to be corrected. Just as our body may become weak or sick, preventing us to operate properly, the Body of Christ is subject to error and correction. However, as our body has the components to build muscles and eliminate disease, the Body of Christ has a biblical authority and standard to build discipleship and eliminate spiritual error (sin) that hurts us.

However, a person who hasn’t yet been saved has never accepted God’s eternal authority over them, doesn’t see their transgressions as God does, and has no desire to repent (for them they see no reason to ). These are those who hold to any standard that is unbiblical, including adherents to other religions, psychologies, philosophies, or any thought, word, or deeds that are unbiblical or worldly. This includes Moslems, atheists, agnostics, Catholics, Mormons, new Age spiritualists, homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators, many protestants, and all others who reject the Biblical standard. The conscience of these people are bent away from the Biblical standard of God. They may be sincere and contrite of actions that have hurt others, but with regard to biblical authority remain the enemy of God.

Sin is not a relative thing that Pope Francis says it is. It’s not when we violate our conscience or our relative standard of Good and evil. It is when we violates God’s absolute and eternal Biblical standard.

Pope Francis is clearly trying to deceive the world that feelings trump truth, that in the name of ecumenicalism and unity, we can Ignore the Bible, when necessary. The Bible speaks of unity, but only biblical unity. The Bible speaks of separation of righteous from unrighteousness. God is not on our side. We are on God’s side or else we deceive ourselves and others. Watering down the Gospel isn’t what God commanded or wants. Cheapening Biblical love by accepting the sin of sinners isn’t either.

God comes to us where we are in sin, with blemish and rebellion. But In Love, He saves us and changes us! A soul unchanged and worldly, is a soul still unsaved!

Part of the Church In Christ,


~ by az4christ on September 17, 2013.

3 Responses to “So Pope Francis Says Sin is the Violation of One’s Conscience? 0913”

  1. I take it that you are a biblical christian then.
    “This includes Moslems, atheists, agnostics, Catholics, Mormons, new Age spiritualists, homosexuals, adulterers, fornicators, many protestants, and all others who reject the Biblical standard. ”

    What you’ve done here is eliminate more than 99% of all the people who have ever lived from heaven. Your god seems to love everyone but he loves that < 1% more.

    Do you adhere to all of the old testament laws? Do you participate in stonings? Work on a Sunday?

    Somewhere in that book of yours, it talks about judging others. Oh yeah, Mathew 7
    1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Mk. 4.24
    3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
    4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
    5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

    Isn't it up to your god to decide if those of other religions will get into heaven? Or does he consult you on such questions of forgiveness?

    • Old testament law includes ceremonial Law, Civil Law, and Moral Law. Jesus satisfied civil law. Civil Law which includes stoning only applied to the hebrew nation. God’s moral
      Law applies to EVERYONE!

      An atheist quoting scripture… What a concept. Its probably the one of two verses that atheist know. I don’t judge anyone. I do accept God’s judgements based on moral law that applies to EVERYONE, you and I included!

      God has already decided. Check out John 3:18. Everyone is born with original sin and are condemned ALREADY. Jesus came to save the elect as a substitutionary sacrifice to propitiate and remove our sin.

      I consult with God. His judgements aren’t a mystery. Read the Bible, Repent, and be saved!

      One closing comment on the 99% from the 1%. All religions and philosophies conflict. Logic tells us only 1 can be true. Choose wisely!

      Thanks for the message!

      Faith comes by hearing The Word of God!

      God Bless you !


    • What i Wrote is what the Bible says. If anyone feels judged by the Bible, they can either repent and be forgiven or ignore it and be judged – by God, not me. Jesus, when he comes back, will judge us all by the same standard. I repent and trust God to foregive as he promises to do. Do you really think that judge not lest you be judged taken in context of the rest of scripture means that the tolerant lawless will escape God’s judgement?

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