Well, I’ve been expecting something like this from Mike Gendron for some time. His contributions must be falling off or something…:shrug:
In his current e-newsletter he says…
“Division is the work of the ‘Father of Lies,’ ‘the Father of Discord,’ who does everything possible to keep us divided,” the Pope said in his message to a group sponsored by the ***John 17 Movement. ***He said the devil “knows that Christians are disciples of Christ, that they are one, that they are brothers! He doesn’t care whether they are Evangelicals, Orthodox, Lutherans or Catholics. They are Christians.” Read more.
Mike’s Comment: The pope has blasphemed the Holy Spirit by attributing the work of Christ to the work of the devil. It is the Lord Jesus who divides believers from unbelievers by the truth of His Word (Luke 12:51-53). Born-again Christians and Catholics will always be divided on the essentials of the Gospel, how one is born again, how one is justified, how one is purified of sin, who can mediate between God and man, and the efficacy, sufficiency and necessity of Jesus Christ for salvation. Pope Francis is the one who is doing the work of the devil by rebuilding the religious tower of Babel as he seeks to unite all Christians under the papacy. Tragically, some evangelicals are jumping on his ecumenical bandwagon by denying the exclusivity of God’s Gospel. Read more of Mike’s response in an interview with the Christian News Network.
[FONT=Georgia]As usual Gendron rants off his standard anti-Catholic polemics while misrepresenting what Pope Francis says and what the church teaches. His allegation of blasphemy of the Holy Spirit would be laughable if it wasn’t such a twisted interpretation and application of sacred scripture.
Let’s look at it closely.
First, I’d like to link you all to a recent Jimmy Akin post where he shows us what Pope Francis really said and sets the record straight when even Zenit botched their news item on it… [Akin]
Next, I’ll link you to the actual text of His Holiness speech.
Now let’s look at Gendron’s propaganda.
The pope has blasphemed the Holy Spirit by attributing the work of Christ to the work of the devil. It is the Lord Jesus who divides believers from unbelievers by the truth of His Word (Luke 12:51-53).
Look at his Scripture passage.
*** Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division;  for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three;  they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."
***[FONT=Georgia]There is nothing there about blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, and in context, is a discourse by Our Blessed Lord on the second coming.