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Pope Francis cautions against faith based on “predicted visions”

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/09/15

Perhaps another hint of what may be coming on the Medjugorje front?

From National Catholic Register:

Days after declaring that a decision on the Medjugorje apparitions would be coming soon, Pope Francis cautioned against basing one’s faith solely on predicted visions or anything other than Christ himself. In his June 9 daily Mass at the Vatican’s St. Martha Guesthouse, Pope Francis cautioned against those who look for God “with these Christian spiritualties that are a little ethereal,” calling them “modern Gnostics.” These people, he said, “tell you this or that: no, the last word of God is Jesus Christ, there is no other!” He also warned against those “who always need novelty of Christian identity. They’ve forgotten that they were chosen, anointed, that they have the guarantee of the Spirit, and they seek.” Francis observed that there are those who might ask, “But where are the seers who tell us today, ‘the letter that the Madonna will send us at four in the afternoon…’” He cited this type of predicted vision as an example of those who base their faith on novelties, explaining that these people “live from this.” However “this isn’t Christian identity. The ultimate word of God is named ‘Jesus,’ nothing more,” he said.

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