“Those people must still do good”
Well, nice to know you can work your way to heaven.
Witness The Romans Road to Salvation and The three great parables of Mathew 13.
I’m shocked the Pope would say this.
Did you read his sermon? His sermon is pretty clear - he talks about how Christ says, “whatsoever you did for the least of those - you also did for me.”
It’s not about doing good for the sake of doing good - but about how serving your brothers and sisters serves Christ. Works not in absence of faith but works in affirmation of faith.
How much to buy my way?
I’m kinda lazy.
Seems like he is just stating what the Bible already tells us - Jesus died for ALL of us and ALL of our sins. ANYONE who seeks him and confesses their sinfulness and acknowledges Him as Lord and Savior can be saved.
It would seem that his gist was that Christ saves you - not any particular religion or institution. I find it refreshing to see a Pope who doesn't consider membership in the Catholic Church to be a requirement for salvation. The use of "catholic" in the Apostle's Creed had nothing to do with the Catholic Church - it was a term for open-to-all/all-purpose, etc.
Must be one of those new “accommodation” popes bubbling up like so many other church leaders we have seen in the past decade.