Pope Francis again urged the world to reject “market capitalism” and move to a “new type of politics,” Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Of course, this new type of politics is nothing new for this pope as he has endorsed the socialist movement in central America as a young priest. The central American socialist utopia pushes the classic struggle for financial equality while demonizing the rich and causing division. Pope Francis said, the magic theories of market capitalism have failed and the world needs a new type of politics that promotes dialogue and solidarity and rejects war at all costs. In other words, a new global governmental system that will not tolerate descension.
Pope Francis summarized his encyclical (a pastoral letter addressed by the pope to the bishops of the whole church) by reflecting upon his agreement with the Grand Imam Ahmad Al-Tayyeb that “God has created all human beings equal in rights, duties and dignity, and has called them to live together as brothers and sisters.” What is the problem with this statement? God never called mankind to live together as brothers and sisters! Moreover, where is the personal individual responsibility? The pope is using the language of the communist which tickles the ears while they stab you in the back. The pope in this encyclical calls for open borders, a plan for economic stability for everyone on the planet - a shared vision and plan for the whole world. Dignity for the individual, according to Francis, is primarily economic. The language is stunning as dignity has changed to be synonymous with human rights.
What is interesting about this pope is that he is moving the Catholic Church back into a strongly political body where in the past it had sought to deal primarily with church matters. The movement of the Catholic Church to the left has been very noticeable since Francis become pope. He has slowly marginalized the conservative, removing them from positions of power. His close ties with China and agreement with China’s new national security law (where China gets to pick bishops) has angered many in the church. But Francis has a bigger agenda at play – to move the entire Roman Catholic Church away from its historic doctrines to be a more “inclusive” church. What does this new inclusive church look like? Global, political, and socialist. The pope goes so far as to reject the “absolute right to property for individuals.” For Francis, the gospel is not simply the good news of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection – the payment for sin and victory over the final enemy death (1 Cor. 15:1-5). For Francis, the gospel is social, economic, and political - he has redefined it!
Pope Francis and communist China are closer today than at any time in the past. The pope was eager to drop any mention of Hong Kong from his addresses to the people when China clamped down on Hong Kong’s independence and free speech and assembly early this year causing many world leaders and conservative Catholics to voice their concern. How can the pope preach dignity when Hong Kong is ruled with an iron fist? How can the pope preach dignity when Christians in China are put in prison, killed and forced into labor camps simply for their beliefs?
With the conservative branch of the Catholic Church removed watch as the pope moves to embrace the globalist’s call for a one world government under the banner of a “new political and economic” paradigm. It is not surprising that the Catholic Church seeks “kingdom now” theology since they spiritualize the literal future kingdom of Christ on earth. They have replaced Christ’s kingdom with their own kind of kingdom with Rome as the city on the hill replacing Jerusalem, Israel and the Messiah Himself. Be watchful Church and share the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who died for the sins of the world - and remember this is not the kingdom!