Yes but more serious ones. He said in May that atheists and those that don’t believe in the Lord will be in heaven, if they are “good”. Because Jesus redeemed all of us.
While it is true Jesus died for all people, that doesn’t mean simply if you “do good” you’re going to heaven. Nobody can earn heaven by “doing good”. Personal good works have never gotten anyone into heaven. Christian or non-Christian. It’s believing in Jesus Christ’s atoning sacrificial death for your sins, knowing you need Him to pay your sin debt because if you pay it, you’re paying it for an eternity apart from God.
He just perverted the gospel and preached a false gospel.
I did notice that
Not so fast!
Non-believers may be forgiven if not properly instructed or if they are illiterate and have not either been exposed to true teaching or havent had the time to do so because of their station in life -loneliness or have been immersed in false ideas. The current scandal of course is the 35, 000 different brands of the truth that exists when there is only one truth. The Catholic Church.
I can see Peter opening the Gates of Heaven to atheists and agnostics rather than the Jimmy Swaggarts, David Koreshes, Jim (Kool-Aid) Jones; Rev. Jeremiah God Damn America Wrights and the Rev. Benny Hinns and prosperity-gospel Joel Osteens of this world.
The atheists and agnostics who adopt the beaten, starving, and orphaned child has a better chance in Paradise than the Carry the Bible in My Pocket and quote Scripture crowd. Wasnt this the lesson of the Good Samaritan? If this is what Pope Francis had in mind, and there is no reason to believe otherwise, he is true to the Sermon on the Mount.