Pope Benedict's encyclical is a treatise of humanism, human solidarity and global government. Rarely is Christ mentioned or the Bible quoted, and the central theme of the encyclical appears to be "to steer the globalization of humanity in relational terms, in terms of communion and the sharing of goods" - a one world order with a socialist democracy form of government over wealth, its social security to those less fortunate, and economic cooperation between nation states. While making an extraordinary case for global economic government, the Pope also holds true to the Roman Catholic Church's longstanding commitment to life, family and marriage.
The Pope writes, that to ensure human solidarity,...
"It is thus becoming a social and even economic necessity once more to hold up to future generations the beauty of marriage and the family, and the fact that these institutions correspond to the deepest needs and dignity of the person. In view of this, States are called to enact policies promoting the centrality and the integrity of the family founded on marriage between a man and a woman, the primary vital cell of society..."The Pope also says that it is...
"the duty of believers to unite their efforts with those of all men and women of good will, with the followers of other religions and with non-believers" that the world might "live as a family under the Creator's watchful eye."The Pope speaks of social and economic responsibility of the current generation, while promoting global governance as the answer. He wrote, for example, on climate control:
"...the economic and social costs of using up shared environmental resources are recognized with transparency and fully borne by those who incur them, not by other peoples or future generations: the protection of the environment, of resources and of the climate obliges all international leaders to act jointly ..."Regarding solidarity between peoples, the Pope suggests...
"believers and unbelievers agree almost unanimously that all things on earth should be ordered towards man as to their center and summit."For any Christian, the Pope's encyclical ought to be read in order to understand the prophetic nature of the end times and how the Roman Catholic Church views the one world order and its role in it.
While there is a dedication to preserving life, traditional marriage, and charity among mankind, the overriding factor of such a global socialist democracy is the humanist manifest, which the Pope fails to recognize in his encyclical, but is perhaps put best by the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 17:9,
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who could know it?"Depending on human nature to bring charity and good will ultimately fail as God's word tells us that righteousness can only be achieved in Christ.
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