The new letter in the form of a motu proprio from Pope Francis calls for a reorientation of “theology”. The teachings of “preservation of creation” must be geared to the different traditions and cultures of people. However, the pontiff did not write about spreading the word of God. The new letter in the form of a motu proprio from Pope Francis calls for a reorientation of “theology”. The teachings of “preservation of creation” must be geared to the different traditions and cultures of people. However, the pontiff did not write about spreading the word of God.
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In less than a month after the publication of the apostolic exhortation “Laudate Deum” (Info), an extension of the encyclical “Laudato si'”(Info), Pope Francis published a motu proprio entitled “Ad theologiam promovendam” (Source). In this letter, the pontiff calls for a paradigm shift and a turnaround in theology.
Laudato si’ is a substitute gospel
This change in “theology” that Francis considers necessary is clearly aimed at the environmental encyclical Laudato si’. Paragraph 4 of the new letter states:
“Theological reflection is therefore called to a turning point, to a paradigm shift, to a ‘courageous cultural revolution’ (Encyclical Laudato Si’, 114), which obliges it above all to be a fundamentally contextual theology.“
The “new” theology of the papacy replaces the gospel, which the Roman Catholic Church already pays little attention to, with the philosophy of environmental and climate protection. A new religion. As usual, the world view of pantheism is emphasized in the Pope’s ideas. Paragraph 4 continues:
“The need for dialogue is indeed inherent in man and in all of creation, and it is the special task of theology to discover the Trinitarian imprint that makes the cosmos in which we live a ‘web of relationships ‘ makes, in which ‘he is’. ‘Property, which is peculiar to every living being, tends to something else’.”
Incompatible with the Gospel
Pope Francis is obviously well aware that this substitute religion of “preservation of creation” of the Roman Catholic Church is difficult to reconcile with the Gospel. The church is facing new challenges. In paragraph 5, Francis says:
“This results in theology the difficult task of using new categories developed by other knowledge to penetrate and convey the truths of faith and to convey the teachings of Jesus in today’s languages with originality and critical awareness. “
The human mind takes precedence
The emphasis is on the “salvation event” of God’s love (God-Agape). It is not the Gospel, let alone the Holy Spirit, that has priority, but rather the “human understanding” in order to be able to recognize the “signs of the times”, as in paragraph 8:
“[…]to recognize the “signs of the times” in the announcement of the saving event of God-Agape, which is communicated in Jesus Christ. Therefore, priority must first be given to common sense, which in fact is a theological place in which many images of God live, which often do not correspond to the Christian face of God, but always only to love.”
Scientific all-weather theology
It is not the Gospel, the word of God, that should be proclaimed to humanity, but Pope Francis relies on the latest findings in science, philosophy and art. Paragraph 9:
“In view of this renewed mission of theology, the Pontifical Academy of Theology is called to develop, with constant consideration of the scientific nature of theological reflection, a transdisciplinary dialogue with other scientific, philosophical, humanistic and artistic knowledge, with believers and non-believers, men and Women of different Christian denominations and different religions.“
This new “truth” must be adopted without any “ifs and buts”. At the end of the letter the Pontiff orders:
“that everything I have given motu proprio in this Apostolic Exhortation has a stable and lasting value, even if everything to the contrary is the case.“
The fact that the message of the Gospel and the task of all Christians to spread the Word of God as it is written to humanity plays no role at all in this letter. Rather, the Pope calls for “theology” to be adapted to the different Christian denominations and different religions. You have to encounter the different traditions and the different levels of knowledge of the cultures.
In short: the pantheistic replacement religion in an ecumenical format is slowly taking shape. Babylon becomes visible (Info).
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
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