VIA| Pope Francis has been traveling through the United States this week speaking to thousands — including at the site of Ground Zero — and meeting with President Barack Obama.
While many are following the Pope’s journey with bated breath and celebration given to a king, other Christian believers are sad and disappointed that the Pope has traded his platform for politics, instead of using the opportunity to share the Gospel.
Paul said to the church in Colossae, “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity.” (Colossians 4:5). But it seems that Pope Francis hasn’t done that.
Lance Rant… The news you didn’t hear on Pope’s Visit to USA!
Posted by Lance Wallnau on Friday, September 25, 2015
It grieves my heart that the Pope thinks it’s more crucial to talk about climate change than the Gospel. But even more grievous is how many people are following a man they believe to be the head of the Church who isn’t actually the leader of it at all.
Most Catholics believe that the establishment of the Church started because Jesus proclaimed Peter ‘the Rock’ as the first Pope. But actually, Jesus said that it was the revelation Peter had – that Jesus was Christ the Messiah – was the foundation of the Church and the gates of hell wouldn’t prevail against it. (Matthew 16:13-20).
Jesus is the head of the Church. Not the Pope. In Christ, all things exist and we as believers are to grow into maturity in Him.
“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth.
He made things both seen and unseen such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers and authorities. Everything was created through Him and for Him. He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together.
Christ is also the head of the church, which is His body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So He is first in everything. For God in all His fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through Him God reconciled everything to Himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. -Colossians 1:15-20