Monday, February 22, 2016

WHEN CHRISTIANS ARE NOT CHRISTIAN

When Pope Francis was recently asked about Donald Trump his response was aimed at a much larger audience; 2.2 billion Christians (32 percent of the world’s population)


His message was direct and to the point; just because you proclaim yourself to be Christian doesn't mean you are. A Christian, in the literal sense of the word, is someone who has pledged to live their lives following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, sent by God. Christians rely on the Bible as the inspired word of God.

Since Francis took the helm of the Catholic Church in 2013 he has been a staunch spokesperson for the Christian faith and has held many people to the fire in challenging them to put their beliefs into action, and not just talk about it.

To the Billionaires and Millionaires who hoard instead of sharing their wealth he reminded them that Jesus teaches that a camel has a better chance of getting into heaven than they do. (Why Pope Francis won’t tolerate income inequality in America)

To those who preach that having more is better and tailor their sermons to fit the message he reminds them that Jesus taught his followers to give, not take. ("What does the Bible say about the prosperity gospel?")

To politicians that claim they have been endorsed by God he would remind them that politics and religion don't mix. Exploiting God for personal gain is not Christian. Megachurch pastor: ‘Ted Cruz has been anointed by God to be president of the United States'

To those who want to build walls to keep out the less fortunate he urges them to build bridges and invite them in; ("A person who only thinks about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian")