Pope Francis Condemns Christians Who try to Convert Unbelievers
This weekend, Pope Francis spoke to Catholic high school students about how to reach nonbelievers, stressing that Christians should live their faith out loud rather than trying to try to coerce people to convert.
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Pope Francis invoked the crusades and conversion by the sword, calling it “shameful” and noting that Christians across the globe are similarly wrongly killed for their faith.
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Pope Francis tells teens they’re not a ‘disciple of Jesus’ if they try to convert non-believers
“ROME, December 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In an apparent repudiation of the Great Commission to baptize and teach all nations (Matthew 28:16-20), Pope Francis has recently told a group of high school students in Rome that speech should never be used in order to convince a non-believer of the truths of the Catholic Faith.
Citing a fictional 11th century account of an episode of forced conversion, attributed to the eighth century emperor Charlemagne, Pope Francis implied that the belief that positive efforts should be made to convert non-Christians to the Gospel through argument entails coercion to the faith.
The Pope’s remarks came during a visit with students of Rome’s Pilo Albertelli classical secondary school on Friday, December 20. Continue reading at Pope Francis tells teens they’re not a ‘disciple of Jesus’ if they try to convert non-believers
What the Bible say:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. – Matthew 28:19-20
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