One Pope! Many journalists! One guy tells something, the media will say something. One good seed sown, weeds grew and choke them. So that what's picked up by harvesters are fruits of weeds.
That's what happened to Pope Francis' comments on possible salvation of Atheists... his words were picked up wrongly and circulated misinformation which the Pope DIDN'T SAY!
What's their agenda? Well... they hated the Catholic Church. Much more the Pope. So even though they aren't directly interested on the Papacy and what the Pope is saying, they are very much interested on how they can distort his message and circulate misinformation. But the TRUTH never will be heard.
The Iglesia Ni Cristo® (INC-1914) didn't spare that temptation. The headlines in HuffPost "Pope Francis Says Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed, Not Just Catholics" went viral like a bushfire and was immediately picked up by anti-Catholics awaiting for an ambush to the Pope!
It wasn't surprising for the Iglesia Ni Cristo® to pick up such a juicy news because for the past 100 years of Manalo's cult, it was FOUNDED in BIGOTRY and ANTI-CATHOLIC rhetoric. All their might, they had attacked the Church of Jesus Christ-- the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Christ accusing her of apostasy to accommodate FELIX MANALO's claim as "GOD'S LAST MESSENGER" which a contradiction to Christ claim to be final and climax of all prophesies.
Here is "What Pope Francis really said about atheists" from CatholicVote, let me quote the first few paragraphs by Stephen Kokx
Pope Francis raised a lot of eyebrows Wednesday after saying all people who do good works, including atheists, are going to heaven.
At least, that’s how the Huffington Post interpreted Pope Francis’ Wednesday morning homily.
Here’s what Pope Francis really said about atheists:
The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone! And this Blood makes us children of God of the first class! We are created children in the likeness of God and the Blood of Christ has redeemed us all! And we all have a duty to do good. And this commandment for everyone to do good, I think, is a beautiful path towards peace. If we, each doing our own part, do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter that so much. We must meet one another doing good. ‘But I don’t believe, Father, I am an atheist!’ But do good: we will meet one another there. [Read more here]
Apparently, HuffPo doesn’t understand the difference between redemption and salvation because here’s how they reported on the pope’s remarks:
Pope Francis rocked some religious and atheist minds today when he declared that everyone was redeemed through Jesus, including atheists…
Of course, not all Christians believe that those who don’t believe will be redeemed, and the Pope’s words may spark memories of the deep divisions from the Protestant reformation over the belief in redemption through grace versus redemption through works.
Reuters interpreted the pope’s comments in a similar way:
Atheists should be seen as good people if they do good, Pope Francis said on Wednesday in his latest urging that people of all religions – or no religion – work together…
He told the story of a Catholic who asked a priest if even atheists had been redeemed by Jesus.
“Even them, everyone,” the pope answered, according to Vatican Radio. “We all have the duty to do good,” he said.
“Just do good and we’ll find a meeting point,” the pope said in a hypothetical conversation in which someone told a priest…
Francis’ reaching out to atheists and people who belong to no religion is a marked contrast to the attitude of former Pope Benedict, who sometimes left non-Catholics feeling that he saw them as second-class believers.
No more than an hour went by and an inquisitive Presbyterian friend of mine emailed me with a link to the HuffPo story. “So doing good on its own is enough for salvation in Catholicism?” he asked. In response, I sent him two links that clarified the pope’s words.. continue reading...
The Iglesia Ni Cristo® isn't after the truth. They LIED in order to win converts. And the Father of Lies, the Deceiver is very satisfied with them. His reign resides in them for their FOUNDER FELIX MANALO is the Anti-Christ according to 2 John 1:7.
Praise God, we are Catholics! Even the Iglesia Ni Cristo® of Manalo is following him!