Pope Francis Equates Bible to Qur’an; Christianity to Islam

June 10, 2015 at 2:14 PM 3 comments

PLEASE NOTE: It has come to our attention that we used a spoof site – the National Review – as the source of this article. We nearly made a similar mistake with another article a while back, but caught our mistake in time.

Not to excuse our mistake, but with so much out there about how this particular Pope has been moving toward Islam, even recently praying in a Turkish mosque, it gives one reason to pause.

That said, we should have checked our sources more carefully and we appreciate a reader bringing this to our attention. We will be removing this article soon.

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This particular pope – Pope Francis – has made several statements previously that seem to indicate his movement toward Islam. He seems to be trying to find ways to include Muslims within Christianity, yet when push comes to shove, the two religions are incompatible for many reasons. They both cannot be correct as one opposes the other, nonetheless, Pope Francis, like many leaders within so-called Christendom, are doing all they can to woo Muslims into the fold. One can only wonder why this is the case?

On Monday the Bishop Of Rome addressed Catholic followers regarding the dire importance of exhibiting religious tolerance. During his hour-long speech, a smiling Pope Francis was quoted telling the Vatican’s guests that the Koran, and the spiritual teachings contained therein, are just as valid as the Holy Bible.

This is horrendous in fact, but the current pope went onto argue that whether He is referred to as “Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Jehovah, Allah…These are all names employed to describe an entity that is distinctly the same across the world.” This, unfortunately, could not be further from the truth. Isn’t he really implying that both Christianity and Islam provide the same path to salvation? The Bible would completely disagree with him over this implied assertion.

On one hand, he is saying that the term “Allah” simply means “God” in Arabic. However, on the other hand, the deeper truth is that God’s individual Names recorded in Scripture all have unique meaning and speak to the times in which He spoke to various people throughout the living out of His Word that eventually became part of the Canon that we now call Scripture. The Bible was ultimately written by God as He used some 40 human authors over a period of approximately 1,600 to 2,000 years to produce what we have today. The Qur’an, was written during the course of one man’s life – Muhammad – over the space of some 50 years and it started being written (according to Islamic beliefs), around AD 610.

We are to believe that the “spiritual” teachings of the Qur’an are just as valid as those of Scripture, yet the Qur’an denies that God even has a Son. Islam teaches that Jesus is/was a prophet, but that he ultimately answers to Muhammad because they teach that Muhammad was the most recent “prophet.”

Anyplace where the Bible and the Qur’an disagree, the Qur’an is elevated and the Bible is denied. Yet, Pope Francis is trying his best to minimize any differences, while catering to Muslims. It wasn’t that long ago when Pope Francis met with PM Netanyahu when the pope “corrected” Netanyahu’s belief that Jesus spoke Hebrew. The reality is that Jesus was considered a rabbi in Scripture. He would have known Hebrew otherwise He would not have been able to READ the Hebrew Scriptures. Pope Francis kept insisting (wrongly) that Jesus spoke only Aramaic. Netanyahu gently corrected Pope Francis, but the pope continued to insist that Jesus only spoke Aramaic.

Pope Francis went onto state that, “We can accomplish miraculous things in the world by merging our faiths, and the time for such a movement is now. No longer shall we slaughter our neighbors over differences in reference to their God.

This is highly suspicious and smacks of New Ageism, where all faiths are to be blended into one form. It also dates back to Genesis 11 with the Tower of Babel when Nimrod (a king, cf. Genesis 10), did his best to bring all people together under one banner, a mystery religion born in Babylon.

What Pope Francis is doing is the same thing that the elite are attempting to do economically, socially, and politically. It appears that this same elite is giving Pope Francis the room to call all people to himself religiously so that one religion (under Catholicism) will emerge.

I do not see Roman Catholicism as a cult, per se, as some do. I have a theological difficulty with their emphasis on works related to salvation. It’s the same problem Luther had, as well as other reformers, hence Luther’s 95 Theses. The Roman Catholic Church seems not to have gotten the message though because I have been to numerous Catholic funerals where a form of “indulgences” are still expected and requested by the officiating priest for the deceased. This is done so that their time in purgatory will be shortened and it can be done through prayers and/or monetary donations. Indulgences within the Roman Catholic Church continue to exist as part of their theological program.

That aside, this particular pope appears to be doing much more harm than good for the people who look to him for leadership and guidance. I, personally believe it has to do with his Jesuit training.

In reality, Jesus said that He – and He alone – is the way, the truth, and the life and that no one came to the Father except through Him, the Son, (cf. John 14:6). What He said was either the truth or it was a lie. Islam says that, in essence, this happens to be a lie because of Muhammad, who came after Jesus. But with that one statement, Jesus not only lay siege to every form of religion but swept them all from the table. Certainly, this same Jesus, who healed the sick and raised the dead was referring to any form of religion which came before, during, or after Him. That included Islam.

I submit that Pope Francis is walking on extremely dangerous ground. He speaks with a forked tongue that invites all to participate in a conglomeration of religions that cannot truly co-exist. That makes me believe that he is more interested in united everyone under one banner, with him as the head, than focusing on what is actual truth.

Anyone who studies Jesus and Christianity alongside of Muhammad and Islam cannot really come away with the workable notion that these two systems are compatible. They are not compatible. In fact, if we simply compare the “leaders” of each religion, we will see just how different things are between them.

Yet, Pope Francis wants us all to set aside our differences and focus only on the similarities. That leaves us with this: both Christianity and Islam are monotheistic. End of similarities. Pope Francis knows this, but in spite of that knowledge, prefers to pretend that more similarities exist. No, in reality, the two systems are diametrically opposed and will never mesh.

Pope Francis either knows the truth and either refuses to admit it, or does not know the truth and cannot admit it. In either case, he unfortunately will wind up sowing far more discord within Christendom in his attempts to woo and placate Islam than anything else. He is acting more like Nimrod than anything and we all know where that led, don’t we?

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3 Comments

  • 1. Diego Serrano  |  June 13, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    How irresponsible of you to use satire news sites as real sources:
    http://washingtonpost.com.co/pope-francis-to-followers-koran-and-holy-bible-are-the-same/
    If someone who is not diligent enough to check your sources reads this and it affect the salvation of their soul, it will be on you!

    • 2. modres  |  June 13, 2015 at 6:50 AM

      Actually, it only would have been irresponsible had I realized the site was actually a spoof site and posted my article deliberately, in spite of that.

      You are correct though, and I appreciate your pointing this out. We will add a disclaimer to the top of the article then take it down eventually.

      My sincere apologies. It was not intentionally posted to mislead.

    • 3. A Reader  |  June 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM

      If it pushes people away from the Catholic Church and toward understanding of its evils, it can hardly endanger anyone. Perhaps it caused a few people to go check out what Christ said instead of a pompous, entitled bonehead in a ficticious office.

      Satire itself, however, is a horribly dangerous way to attempt to convey a point.


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