Recently, Pope Francis said: “If the Christian is a restorationist, a legalist, if he wants everything clear and safe, then he will find nothing. Tradition and memory of the past must help us to have the courage to open up new areas to God. Those who today always look for disciplinarian solutions, those who long for an exaggerated doctrinal ‘security,’ those who stubbornly try to recover a past that no longer exists—they have a static and inward-directed view of things.”
What is “Saint Paul’s Joke” – aside from the book requested by the Vatican while still in the prepublication stage, and a book which was studied for two months, and then added to the Vatican Archives concurrently with Pope benedict deciding to retire and prepare his retirement residence?
“Saint Paul’s Joke” is legalistic – it focuses on what the Bible tells us should be attributed to St. Paul (Saul of Tarsus) as the criteria for conversion and post conversion behavior … Words which tell us that, if there is a Hell, the vast majority are destined to experience it.
“Saint Paul’s Joke” is everything clear and safe in THE LAW, and so, like George Bush dismissing the importance of Bin Laden and al Qaeda (in favor of murdering Saddam Hussein), The words of St. Paul are dismissed; the beliefs of Peter are dismissed; the words and teachings of Jesus are dismissed.
We can wonder who Francis was pointing at with the words “look for disciplinarian solutions, those who long for an exaggerated doctrinal ‘security’…” That is NOT a part of “Saint Paul’s Joke”, but is the essence of the teachings of St. Augustine – the father of anti-Christ anti-Semitism.
The definition of “doctrinal ‘security’” has been the disobedience to THE LAW, for 1700 years. THE LAW is security … it is in both our health and criminal codes as undisputed universal necessity. THE LAW is the present and future of humanity; it has nothing to do with clinging to a bygone era... Of course, Evangelicals and all Orthodox types within Abrahamic Religions cling to the past without regard for the reasoning behind, and the transient justification for, their traditional doctrines.
As has been pointed out in “Saint Paul’s Joke”, the Hasidic view of “Mama Know, Father maybe” – which, for several hundred years has defined a Jew by the mother, when scripture utilizes the father – comes from a time when Jewish woman were routinely raped by those who called themselves Christians and followers of Jesus, but were, and are, in reality only Pagans.
“Saint Paul’s Joke” indicates that this Francis is an anti-pope, one filling time before the pope of St. Malachy’s prophecy – the final pope known as Peter. Though it is possible, as has been pointed out, that Francis the son of Peter, is the Peter who will witness the destruction of the Vatican and Rome.