“Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I AM with you always, even unto the end of the world.” Matthew 28: 19-20
Let us make a small test here, and let me ask which of these Francis, the Bishop of Rome, is following:
1) Is he “making disciples of all the nations”?
2) Does he consider vital – as mandated by Christ – that they are baptised? How does he see their probable destiny if they aren’t?
3) Does he teach his people to observe his commandments? Or does he rather think there’s no need for that, because hey, they know already? (and by the by, do they?). Does he promote evangelisation, or “dialogue”?
If I were a religion teacher, I would give my fourth-grade pupils the following homework:
– explain what happens at death to a unbaptised atheist who refuses to follow what Jesus commanded, but “does good”: a) according to Christ, and b) according to Francis, and motivate your statements.
The homework would, if I were the teacher of that class, make for interesting reading.