Pope Francis Accused of Heresy
In a recent sermon, Pope Francis declared that God cannot exist without man: “He will never be a God 'without man'; it is He Who cannot stay without us, and this is a great mystery! God cannot be God without man: the great mystery is this!” …. “the Gospel of Jesus Christ shows us that God cannot stay without us.”
The Christian Post (here) reports that John Paul Meenan, a professor of theology at a Catholic college, said the pope seemed to advocate a “modernist falsehood” or heresy known as process theology. Another theologian, who wanted to remain anonymous, said contrary to Pope Francis’s assertion, that God has no need of man. This is arguably blasphemy.
Whether or not it’s blasphemy, it looks like idiocy, since the Bible states that God and his assembly existed for quite some time while the earth was formless, and for “days” – usually taken to mean eons – before God created man. Nor was God diminished after he wiped out all of mankind except Noah and his family. Pope Francis made no attempt to justify his bizarre claims.
Over the past year or so Pope Francis has made a number of bizarre claims, unlike any he made following his election. They say that absolute power corrupts absolutely. This corruption apparently extends to the rational mind. Pope Francis appears to have drunk the Koolaid concerning his own infallibility, and feels free to assert anything that enters his mind, without bothering with logic or reality checks. He even does this in prepared speeches, suggesting that his speech-writers are afraid to correct him. The supposedly genial pontiff is a tyrant.