The new leader of the Catholic Church has gained a lot of approval for the way he has reached out to the common people. However, some of Pope Francis’ comments have caused a great deal of concern among those who believe the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. His statements on some of the greatest moral issues have been confusing at best. But perhaps the most disconcerting of all of the pope’s statements was when he called proselytizing “solemn nonsense.”
I couldn’t disagree more strongly. The reason Jesus came to earth was to seek and to save the lost (Luke 19:10). Those who claim to follow Jesus must be passionate about evangelism as well. He has given us our marching orders: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20).
Anyone who disagrees with Jesus is the one speaking nonsense.