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A Missed Opportunity for Pope Francis

Monday, August 31, 2015 @ 01:34 PM A Missed Opportunity for Pope Francis ATTENTION: Major social media outlets are finding ways to block the conservative/evangelical viewpoint. Click here for daily electronic delivery of The Stand's Daily Digest - the day's top blogs from AFA.

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I’ve written a couple of times on Pope Francis and his statements on moral issues. Once again the Pope has made a statement that is confusing to Roman Catholics and other Christians who adhere to the Bible.

Recently, a lesbian author wrote the Pope and sent him some of her works which include her book titled Why you have two mummies. The Pope responded in a letter and wished her and her wife "ever more fruitful work in the service of young generations and in spreading authentic human and Christian values."

Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, believes lesbian ideals to be “authentic human and Christian values”?  Promoting two mommies is “fruitful work”? After reading my biology book, there is nothing “fruitful” about two mommies. The only scenario that is biblically fruitful is one man and one woman within the confines of marriage.

Just exactly whose side is the Pope on? It appears that he is “lukewarm” (Revelation 3:15-16). He proclaims the God of the Bible and leads the largest Christian denomination in the world, yet cannot remain steadfast on biblical principles. No wonder homosexuals are confused on whether God approves of their sin or not. It appears the Pope is as well.

Since the beginning of mankind God has been clear concerning sexual relations. One man and one woman has been the standard since Genesis 2:24 when Eve entered the picture. Nowhere in scripture has God deviated from His master plan for the family. Occasionally the Bible cites examples of polygamy, incest, and homosexuality only to show that these cases end in destruction. One man and one woman in marriage is the only true marriage standard and is upheld in the New Testament. The book of 1 Corinthians 7:1-16 has an in-depth description of the marriage structure between a man and a woman.

The saddest part of this is that the Pope missed a prime opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Rather than affirming this author’s unfruitful work, Pope Francis should have shared the truth of the Gospel. Since he failed to do so, I would like to take the opportunity to share with this author.

Dear Ms. Pardi,

Thank you for reaching out to Pope Francis. It is saddening to see that you have embraced the sin of homosexuality. I am also saddened that you have written books presenting this lifestyle as normal and acceptable. The good news is Jesus Christ died on Calvary’s cross in order for us to have forgiveness of our sins. Homosexuality is presented in Scripture as a deviation from God’s plan for human sexuality. In Genesis, God created them male and female, one for another. It is my hope that your eyes will be opened to the sin you are engaging in and that you will repent and accept Jesus Christ as the propitiation of your sin (1 John 2:2). In the meantime I will be in prayer for you.

It is very disturbing that the Pope didn’t seize this opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If he can’t share the Gospel during the simplest opportunities then is he really fit to lead the entire Roman Catholic Church?

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