Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pope to Chile: Church and State should respectfully Collaborate

There should be “loyal and respectful collaboration” between the Church and state, Benedict XVI affirmed today with Chile’s new ambassador to the Holy See. Fernando Zegers Santa Cruz presented his credentials to the Pope at the Vatican. The Pope emphasized that both the church and the state are called “to develop a loyal and respectful collaboration.”

“When the Church raises her voice in face of today’s great challenges and problems, such as wars, hunger, the extreme poverty of so many, the defense of human life from its conception until its natural end, or the promotion of the family founded on marriage between a man and a woman and the first [entity] responsible for the education of children, it does not act out of individual interests or for principles that can only be perceived by those who profess a specific religious faith” said the Pope.

Note that the Pope listed almost all areas of social life in which the Vatican wants influence. But especially it should be noted that the Catholic Church claims that it is the “first entity responsible for the education of children.” The bible teaches that it is the parents who are the first entity to teach the children. Rome is claiming control over children’s education. This is in her self-interest. If she can train children to think, she can get them to do what she wants them to do.

Pope Benedict XVI also emphasized the role of the Church in the most important events of the country, “as well as in the consolidation of its own national identity, profoundly marked by the Catholic sentiment.”

The Vatican continues to promote itself as the foundation of society and the family in order to achieve more influence and power. Revelation 17 reaveals that she is positioning herself to govern the nations according to her moral teaching. The slow and steady movements of the Holy See clearly show that the time is near where “all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him.” Revelation 13:8.