Pope Francis I held a foot-washing ceremony to commemorate the Catholic-created “Holy Thursday” in Italy on March 24. He gathered 12 refugees from the Catholic, Hindu, Orthodox, and Muslim faiths to wash and kiss their feet to mock what Jesus did at the Last Supper with his disciples in the Bible.
Minutes before this, the Pope took time to make a speech to promote his one world religion aspirations, which was enough to offend any genuine Bible-believing Christian. Given his history on religious and social issues, anyone calling themselves a Christian yet still defends or fawns over him is either lying about being Christian or is so far from close fellowship with the Lord that they have no spiritual discernment whatsoever. In his speech, Pope Francis stated to the 12 refugees at the service, “…when I wash the feet of you 12, all of us are making the gesture of brotherhood. And we can all say we are diverse, we are different, we have different cultures and religions, but we are brothers and we want to live in peace. Everyone in his or her religious language, pray to the Lord that this brotherhood may be contagious in the world. …All of us, together: Muslims, Hindi, Catholics, Copts, Evangelicals. But brothers, children of the same God. We want to live in peace, integrated.”
Yes, many of us do want to live in peace, but while the Pope publicly speaks peace, his Jesuits and other priestly orders carry out clandestine operations to bring wars, including what we see going on in the Middle East to churn up the flood of migrants mixed with jihadis and the call for open borders to inch us closer to one world government with one world religion.
But apart from all of that, if we look at what Jesus said to the disciples in the Bible when he washed their feet, the Pope’s words don’t fall in line with Christ’s doctrine. True saints cannot be spiritual brothers with followers of other religions because we don’t have the same spiritual Father (Jehovah) or the same spiritual Mother (New Jerusalem–see Gal. 4:26). When Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, here’s how it went down:
5 After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. John 13
Jesus did the washing as a symbol of the spiritual washing that he does within our hearts when we believe in him and confess by our faith that only Jesus is Lord, which are then followed by works that confirm that faith. No one from any other religion has that kind of relationship, so the Pope is deceived and is a deceiver. That has grave consequences for those who believe Francis and because of that think their spiritual state is fine when it isn’t. Lord, help them see your light.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Rev. 18:4
Pope washes feet of Muslim refugees on Holy Thursday, says ‘We are brothers’, FoxNews.com, March 24, 2016.
Catholic News Service, Pope celebrates Holy Thursday, YouTube.com, March 24, 2016.