Benedict XVI, Introduction to Christianity, 2004, p. 349: “It now becomes clear that the real heart of faith in the resurrection does not consist at all in the idea of the restoration of bodies, to which we have reduced it in our thinking; such is the case even though this is the pictorial image used throughout the Bible.”
Benedict XVI, Introduction to Christianity, p. 353: “The foregoing reflections may have clarified to some extent what is involved in the biblical pronouncements about the resurrection: their essential content is not the conception of a restoration of bodies to souls after a long interval…”
Benedict XVI, Introduction to Christianity, 2004, pp. 357-358: “To recapitulate, Paul teaches, not the resurrection of physical bodies, but the resurrection of persons…”
How much more obvious an attack on the Christian Faith can there be?
1 Corinthians 15:12-17, 44: "Now if Christ be preached, that he arose again from the dead, how do some among you say, that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen again. And if Christ be not risen again, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain. Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God: because we have given testimony against God, that he hath raised up Christ; whom he hath not raised up, if the dead rise not again. For if the dead rise not again, neither is Christ risen again. And if Christ be not risen again, your faith is vain, for you are yet in your sins...
It is sown a natural body, it shall rise a spiritual body. If there be a natural body, there is also a spiritual body, as it is written"
Benedict XVI, March 19, 2009 Address:
“In the Lord Jesus there is no more Jew or Gentile, man or woman (cf. Gal 3:28). In his flesh he has reconciled all peoples. In the power of the Holy Spirit, I appeal to everyone: “Be reconciled to God!” (2 Cor 5:20). No ethnic or cultural difference, no difference of race, sex or religion must become a cause for dispute among you.”
This is an example of Benedict XVI totally twisting the scriptures. He quotes Galatians 3:28, which states that we are all one in Jesus Christ. Then he says this means that differences of religion or religious issues should never become a dispute among people! This is apostasy from Benedict XVI, especially considering he was preparing his 'clergy' to go out and 'dialogue' with Muslims.
Benedict XVI, March 19, 2009 Address to Muslim community of Cameroon:
“Dear Friends, Grateful for this opportunity to meet representatives of the Muslim community in Cameroon, I express my heartfelt thanks to Mr Amadou Bello for his kind words on your behalf. Our encounter is a vivid sign of the desire we share with all people of good will – in Cameroon, throughout Africa and across the globe – to seek opportunities to exchange ideas about how religion makes an essential contribution to our understanding of culture and the world, and to the peaceful coexistence of all the members of the human family… Cameroon is home to thousands of Christians and Muslims, who often live, work and worship in the same neighborhood. Both believe in one, merciful God who on the last day will judge mankind (cf. Lumen Gentium, 16). Together they bear witness to the fundamental values of family, social responsibility, obedience to God’s law and loving concern for the sick and suffering. By patterning their lives on these virtues and teaching them to the young, Christians and Muslims not only show how they foster the full development of the human person, but also how they forge bonds of solidarity with one’s neighbors and advance the common good. My friends, I believe a particularly urgent task of religion today is to unveil the vast potential of human reason, which is itself God’s gift and which is elevated by revelation and faith. Belief in the one God, far from stunting our capacity to understand ourselves and the world, broadens it. Far from setting us against the world, it commits us to it. We are called to help others see the subtle traces and mysterious presence of God in the world which he has marvelously created and continually sustains with his ineffable and all-embracing love. Although his infinite glory can never be directly grasped by our finite minds in this life, we nonetheless catch glimpses of it in the beauty that surrounds us...
“Genuine religion thus widens the horizon of human understanding and stands at the base of any authentically human culture. It rejects all forms of violence and totalitarians: not only on principles of faith, but also of right reason. Indeed, religion and reason mutually reinforce one another since religion is purified and structured by reason, and reason’s full potential is unleashed by revelation and faith. I therefore encourage you, my dear Muslim friends, to imbue society with the values that emerge from this perspective and elevate human culture, as we work together to build a civilization of love. May the enthusiastic cooperation of Muslims, Catholics and other Christians in Cameroon be a beacon to other African nations of the enormous potential of an inter religious commitment to peace, justice and the common good! With these sentiments, I once again express my gratitude for this auspicious occasion to meet you during my visit to Cameroon. I thank Almighty God for the blessings he has bestowed upon you and your fellow citizens, and I pray that the links that bind Christians and Muslims in their profound reverence for the one God will continue to grow stronger, so that they will reflect more clearly the wisdom of the Almighty, who enlightens the hearts of all mankind.”
First, Benedict XVI states that Muslims are “of good will.” Second, he states that “religion” – any religion – “makes an essential contribution”! Third, he utters the heresy that Muslims believe in the one God who will judge mankind on the last day. Fourth, he says that Muslims have obedience to God’s law. Fifth, he states that all religions have “vast potential”! Sixth, he states that different religions “are called to help others see the subtle traces and mysterious presence of God.” Seventh, he states that “genuine religion thus widens the horizon of human understanding and stands at the base of any authentically human culture”; and he adds: “I therefore encourage you, my dear Muslim friends, to imbue society with the values that emerge from this perspective and elevate human culture”! This means that there is more than one “genuine” religion. Eighth, he states that “I thank Almighty God for the blessings he has bestowed upon you.” Benedict XVI therefore believes that God blesses Muslim leaders who reject the one true God, Jesus Christ. Ninth, Benedict XVI then utters the heresy that “I pray that the links that bind Christians and Muslims in their profound reverence for the one God will continue to grow stronger, so that they will reflect more clearly the wisdom of the Almighty.” This is pure heresy and blasphemy.
Benedict XVI, March 20, 2009 Discourse to political and civil authorities in Cameroon:
“I am glad, too, that members of other Christian ecclesial communities were able to be present at some of our gatherings, and I renew my respectful greetings to them and their leaders… My meeting with members of the Muslim community here in Cameroon was another highlight that will remain with me. As we continue on our journey towards greater mutual understanding, I pray that we will also grow in respect and esteem for one another, and strengthen our resolve to work together to proclaim the God-given dignity of the human person…”
Benedict XVI respects and esteems heretics and the leaders of false religions.
Benedict XVI, March 15, 2009 Discourse at Simile International Airport:
“I gratefully acknowledge too the presence of members of other Christian confessions and the followers of other religions. By joining with us today you offer a clear sign of the good will and harmony that exist in this country between people of different religious traditions… Not bitter inter ethnic or inter religious rivalry, but the righteousness, peace and joy of God’s kingdom, so aptly described by Pope Paul VI as the civilization of love.”
Benedict XVI says he is grateful for heretics and for members of false religions. He also says that the joy of God’s kingdom is demonstrated by members of false religions!
Benedict XVI, March 17, 2009 answers to questions during his flight to Cameroon:
“I have now spoken with more than half of the African Bishops, and they have told me that relations with the Muslims, despite the problems that can be identified, are highly promising. Dialogue is growing in mutual respect and cooperation in common ethical responsibilities. Moreover, there is a growing sense of catholicity which helps overcome tribalism, one of the great problems, and from this comes the joy of being Christian. One problem with the traditional religions is the fear of the spirits.”
Benedict XVI states that he has respect for Muslims who reject Jesus Christ, are outside the Church and on road to eternal damnation. For these and other reasons, he is NOT POPE.
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