Skip to comments.Pope calls Muslims 'brothers' at Dome of the Rock
Posted on 05/27/2014 7:17:59 AM PDT by Gamecock
Francis took off his shoes to step into the gold-topped dome, which enshrines the rock where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammad ascended to heaven.
Speaking to the grand mufti of Jerusalem and other Muslim authorities, Francis deviated from his prepared remarks to refer not just to his "dear friends" but "dear brothers."
"May we respect and love one another as brothers and sisters," he said, and added, "May we learn to understand the suffering of others! May no one abuse the name of God through violence!"
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Did he plant a big sloppy one on the Koran?
Allah isn’t God and Moslems aren’t our “brothers.”
This is a great way to create more schisms in Christianity.
Just because they are brothers doesn’t mean that they can’t go bad.
He needs to lay off the wine.
He appears to be a socialist (with all the leftist garbage that goes with that) first and a Catholic second.
Maybe he should read a few history books too.
“Just because they are brothers doesnt mean that they cant go bad.”
Able and Cain?
Jacob and Esau?
Isaac and Ishmael?
I have serious doubts about the Pope’s understanding of the struggle that lies ahead.
This Knight of Columbus says YOU’RE FIRED!
(But from someone who decries Western capitalism and feels an affinity to Che Guevera, calling a Muslim a "brother" may be apropo).
Did God create them too?
Is Allah God?
My brothers are those who believe Jesus is their savior. This "All men are brothers" stuff is globalist, ecumenical hogwash.
But that doesn not make them my brothers. Real brothers don’t chop the heads off their siblings.
Have you ever really taken issue with anything said or done by anyone your faith group? Or do you just stick your head in the sand?
“May we respect and love one another as brothers and sisters,” he said, and added, “May we learn to understand the suffering of others! ** May no one abuse the name of God through violence!” **
What would Christians disagree with in these quotes? The last sentence seems to be pointed directly at Muslims.
...”our dear friends, the Saudis”...
Thanks for your honest answer.
A Christian can be jailed for calling God "allah" in Indonesia.
Providing a public space for Christians to bash each other seems to be part of FR’s mission.
sounds like john mccain reaching across the isle!
pass the popcorn
He knows a lot more about it than we do, trust me.
You have to consider the context in which he spoke the\m - ie. inside a mosque.
Popery at its (ahem) very best.
Wonder, I do, where this fits: Scripture or Tradition? Maybe he’s working on some Purgatory time... or some dead saint told him to do that. Regardless, since the “Holy Father” did it, all of Roman Catholicism had best toe the line and fall in line....
That’s what some people say about 0bama.
Amen to that one!
Maybe no head-chopping was involved, but murder certainly was.
(I don't care for 90% of the pronouncements from this Pope. And certainly, yes, there are many Catholics who defend everything - good, bad, and ugly - that their Church does. But this statement isn't too awful.)
Cain killed his brother Abel.
Muslim invasions have killed tens of millions of Orthodox Christians over the past 1,400 years and have tried to destroy Christianity in the East. Some brothers! But you can't expect someone from the West to know or understand any of that.
Of course. Trusting in MAN and not God always spells trouble.
“Popery at its very best.Wonder, I do, where this fits: Scripture or Tradition?”
So, I suppose some can ignore Scripture when it comes to “loving your brother” and “treating/loving others as you want to be loved”.
Having hope for peace is part of being a Christian. This doesn’t negate our ability to defend ourselves against those who wish to behead us.
And that didn’t end well for either one, now did it?
Oh I see. We can ignore the word of God when the situation demands it.
Having sludge for theology helps no one.
We can ignore the word if the Pope when the situation demands it. At least I can.
Popes have been making nice with the muzzies for decades, in the vain hope this will reduce persecution of Middle East Christians. Hasn’t worked.
What we really need is another Pope Urban II. The Pontiff who launched the First Crusade.
Rome wasn’t always this kumbaya about Islam.
These statements come straight from Scripture.
Ignoring Scripture to justify one’s irrational hate...that’s a special kind of hypocrisy.
Question: “Are we all God’s children, or only Christians?”
Answer: The Bible is clear that all people are Gods creation (Colossians 1:16), and that God loves the entire world (John 3:16), but only those who are born again are children of God (John 1:12; 11:52; Romans 8:16; 1 John 3:1-10).
In Scripture, the lost are never referred to as children of God. Ephesians 2:3 tells us that before we were saved we were by nature objects of wrath (Ephesians 2:1-3). Romans 9:8 says that it is not the natural children who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring. Instead of being born as Gods children, we are born in sin, which separates us from God and aligns us with Satan as Gods enemy (James 4:4; 1 John 3:8). Jesus said, If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me (John 8:42). Then a few verses later in John 8:44, Jesus told the Pharisees that they belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. The fact that those who are not saved are not children of God is also seen in 1 John 3:10: This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love his brother.
We become children of God when we are saved because we are adopted into Gods family through our relationship with Jesus Christ (Galatians 4:5-6; Ephesians 1:5). This can be clearly seen in verses like Romans 8:14-17: because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirsheirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Those who are saved are children of God through faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26) because God has predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will (Ephesians 1:5).
“May we respect and love one another as brothers and sisters,” he said, and added, “May we learn to understand the suffering of others! May no one abuse the name of God through violence!”
did they make him take off his crucifix before allowing him onto the mount?
He should have said a prayer for Abraham and Isaac
RB, the sludge I refer to is the interreligious happy talk we hear from the Pope. You’re much better by comparison.
“May no one abuse the name of God through violence!”
Hey Pope! Do you really think they are going to stop murdering, raping, stoning, hanging, burning churches and mutilating juss cuz you said so?
Pope defeats Moslems with warships, not stupoid lovey-dovey crap words.
Pope Pius V went to war against islam Turks- the real First World War at the Battle of Lepanto, 7 October 1571..
“If Christendom was split asunder with even Philip disputing papal control of the Church in Spain the pope nevertheless had the spiritual and temporal authority, the presence of a future saint, to assemble a Holy League,
a fighting force that included Catholic knights not only from the papal states and the Knights of Malta, but from Italy, Germany, and Spain; and even from England,
Scotland, and Scandinavia, Catholics and freebooters,
gentleman adventurers and convicts condemned to row the galleys.”
Pope Pius V
Pope Pius V....” It was his incessant diplomacy that finally brought together the forces of the papal states, the Knights of Malta, Venice, its smaller rival Genoa, the Savoyards, and, most important, Spain and its possessions Naples and Sicily to form the Holy League.”
...”Catholic losses were 7,500 dead though many of these were knights and noblemen and another 22,000 wounded (including Miguel de Cervantes).
Pope Pius V, who had commanded the faithful to pray the rosary for victory, was convinced that it was prayer that had turned the tide. The Battle of Lepanto
became the feast day of Our Lady of Victory, later of Our Lady of the Rosary.”
H. W. Crocker III