ROME – For two thousand years Christians have believed that Jesus Christ died for their sins and that the only path to heaven lay in acceptance of Christ as the Son of God and Savior. London’s Daily Telegraph has reported that Pope Francis, in an op-ed written for the Italian daily La Republicca, has announced that:
"The question for those who do not believe in God is to follow their own conscience. Sin, even for a non-believer, is when one goes against one’s conscience.
"To listen and to follow your conscience means that you understand the difference between good and evil."
This follows a homily earlier this year where the Pope stated that even atheists could be welcomed into heaven. It appears that His Holiness may be looking to take the Roman Catholic Church down the same path as the Episcopal Church. He should carefully examine how that has worked out.
Acceptance of Christ is no long required for salvation? We need only follow our own conscience? Like dogs, do all sociopaths go to heaven?