I will start off by saying that I have grown up Protestant and I have a lot of Protestant friends but my husband and I have recently started attending the Catholic Church. One of the biggest reasons we had never be interested in becoming Catholic previously was because of all the negative things we had heard about the Catholic Church from fellow Protestants. It wasn’t until we started doing the research on our own that we discovered that most of what we had been told was simply not true. I honestly don’t know why such a large majority of Protestants are so against the Catholic Church and try to turn so many people against them. I personally believe that the Catholic teaching stays the most true to the Word of God than any other teaching.
I have a Protestant friend on Facebook who made a post about pope Francis washing and kissing Muslim’s feet. My friend went onto say that while he agrees that we should show kindness and love toward one another, he claims that the Pope stated that we all worship the same God and that the Muslims just call Him by a different name. My friend went onto say that he doesn’t agree with this because Muslims worship allah and they believe Jesus was just a prophet.
I responded to the post and let my friend know that I could find nowhere that Pope Francis says we worship the same God. He said “we are all Gods children” which is quite different than saying we all worship the same God. My friend responded back by posting this link:
Again, not once in the article did I see where the Pope used the words “we worship the same God”. He said Muslims worship “the one God”, which is true, they do worship one God. Maybe the Pope just looks at it in the way that they have a different understanding of God than we do. It sounds like the guy who wrote the article is just trying to twist Pope Francis’ words in my opinion. Just curious what your opinions are on this.