(Original post by The_Lonely_Goatherd)
Hadn't seen it til you posted it but I think it's great
(Original post by barnetlad)
I was aware that the Pope was going to do this, and in the month that includes the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity it reminds us that more unites people of faith than divides us. Living in an area where 1 in 7 people consider themselves to be Jewish, perhaps I am more aware of this than some other people.
Ok. I totally disagree. I think the video is really bad. It contradicts the bible very specifically.
Watch the entire video again for the full context, but let me write down the exact quotes from 0:29
'Many think differently, feel differently,
seeking God or meeting God in different ways.
In this crowd, in this range of religions, [cuts to a shot of the pope and what looks like a Rabbi kneeling to kiss something, possibly to signify that they worship the same God]
there is only one certainty we have for all:
we are all children of God
Now, that last line is the biggest error in this video. This is simply untrue. John 1:12 says 'Yet to all who did receive him [referring to the Word, Jesus], to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.'
The pope obviously knows this basic Christian theology. How does he make a mistake like that? It seems he is seeking to promote this new age belief that all paths lead to the same God. According to the bible, there's only one God, and the only way to him is Jesus. The other paths lead to destruction. That is what Jesus taught. Why not make that clear?