Dear Lighthouse Trails:
Thank you for exposing the real agenda behind the 2020 Global Year of the Bible. The pope is deceiving millions of people because they do not know what the Catholic Church teaches concerning the Bible.
When I was a Catholic, I was taught from the Catechism of the Catholic Church—not the Bible. In number 85 in the Catechism, it states that an authentic interpretation of the Word of God was entrusted to the bishops and the pope—called the Magisterium of the Church. In number 82, we learned that “the Church does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scripture alone. Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence.”
In Matthew 15:6, Jesus addresses traditions when He said that man’s traditions make his word of no effect.
So why is Pope Francis endorsing the 2020 Global Year of the Bible? It certainly isn’t because he believes the Bible or quotes the Bible.
I believe, as Heidi did in her letter, that he wants to get everyone (evangelical leaders and leaders of religions around the world) to get on board for his Global pact to create a “new humanism” and “new universal solidarity” (that is, a one-world religion). See “Pope Francis launches Global Educational Alliance” on YouTube where he announces this “global event” to be launched on May 14, 2020 at the Vatican.
In Christ, Lina
A statement released from the Vatican in September 2019 titled “Pope Francis endorses Global Educational Alliance” states:
In a video message, Pope Francis launches a global event that will take place at the Vatican on 14 May 2020 on the theme “Reinventing the Global Educational Alliance”.
Announced on Thursday, the educational alliance meeting will see the attendance of representatives from various religions, NGOs, academia, and cultural and political leaders, at the invitation of Pope Francis.
In a separate Vatican statement, also in September, it states:
Pope Francis launches the Global Educational Alliance initiative to shape the future of humanity . . . . Quoting an African proverb – “It takes a whole village to educate a child” – Pope Francis called for the creation of an “educational village”.
In such a system, he said, everyone would participate according to their respective roles to form a “network of open, human relationships.” . . . And he laid out several steps towards creating this “educating village”. . . .
For this project to succeed, Pope Francis said, fraternity must be allowed to flourish and discrimination swept aside, as he urged in the Document on Human Fraternity signed in Abu Dhabi with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar [LT: This, of course, means it will leave out Israel and the Jews]. . . . This means recognizing the world’s interconnectedness.
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