By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI, Address to Cardinals, December 21, 2007: “A disciple of Jesus Christ, the document tells us, must also be a ‘missionary’, a Gospel messenger. It is here, furthermore, that the objection arises: is it still legitimate today to “evangelize”? Should not all the world’s religions and conceptions rather coexist peacefully and seek together to do their best for humanity, each in its own way?
“Well, that we must all coexist and cooperate in tolerance and reciprocal respect goes without question. The Catholic Church is actively committed to this and, with the two meetings in Assisi, has left evident signs of it, signs that we renewed again at this year’s Meeting in Naples.
“On this topic, I would like to mention the kind letter sent to me last 13 October by 138 Muslim religious leaders, testifying to their common commitment to world peace. I responded joyfully, expressing my convinced adherence to such noble intentions, and at the same time emphasized the urgent need for a binding accord to safeguard the values of reciprocal respect, dialogue and collaboration…
“St. Paul travelled tirelessly, taking the Gospel with him. He even felt under a sort of ‘compulsion’ to proclaim the Gospel (cf. I Cor 9:16) – not so much out of concern for the salvation of the single non-baptized person who had not yet been reached by the Gospel, but rather because he was aware that history as a whole could not attain fulfillment until the Gospel had reached the full number of Gentiles.” (L’Osservatore Romano, January 2, 2008, pages 5-6.)
Benedict XVI states that we must have respect for the world’s different religions. He then goes on to say that “The Catholic Church is actively committed to this…” It is blatant heresy to state that the Catholic Church must respect false religions. He also praises the outrageous interreligious prayer meetings at Assisi, Italy. These meetings included leaders from just about every religion on the planet, including a high priest of Voodoo. Benedict XVI states that the Assisi meetings are the “evident signs” of how the “Catholic Church” officially views other religions. The apostate Benedict XVI therefore gives, once again, his wholesale endorsement to apostasy.
Benedict XVI then goes on to utter the incredible heresy that St. Paul’s proclaiming of the Gospel was “not so much out of concern for the salvation of the single non-baptized person who has not been reached by the Gospel,” but rather because he was trying to achieve some kind of historical achievement! He is therefore stating that St. Paul didn’t believe the Gospel was necessary to receive for salvation! This is outrageous heresy from the apostate Benedict XVI. It contradicts the defined dogma Outside the Church There is No Salvation. One could also refute this heresy by quoting St. Paul himself on the necessity of receiving the Gospel for eternal salvation.
St. Paul, 2 Cor. 4:3-4 “And if our Gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost. In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.”