This meme is going around Facebook and other social media sites. What this shows is the wickedness of man, false gospel teachings, and just how far the Church has fallen.
The creators and propagators of this meme are attempting to compare Joseph and Mary’s journey to Bethlehem to that of the so-called Syrian “refugees”. Nothing could be further from the Truth.
First of all Joseph and Mary weren’t fleeing their homeland. As husband and wife, united as one flesh, they were returning to Joseph’s home town since he was a descendant of King David. Additionally everyone in the Roman Empire was doing the same. As Caesar had ordered a census and everyone went to their home town to be counted.
Joseph and Mary, along with others too, were not turned away by heartless people. When they reached Bethlehem, the town’s population had swelled greatly. They attempted to get a room at an inn but it was full.
Thus they bedded down in a stable where Jesus was born and placed in a manger. This was actually an act of kindness allowing the couple to stay in the stable instead of being on the streets.
It has already been proven and documented that those coming from Syria are mostly men of military age. Not families, not women and children. And many are Islamic Jihadists, criminals, and terrorists. One only needs to see the damage they have done already in Europe.
They have violated international law by not seeking asylum in the first bordering nation they entered. Instead they continue on to Europe and America. The goal to spread Jihad in the West to destroy Western Civilization, their stated enemy for more than 1000 years.
Although I did predict that Jorge Bergoglio, the Arch Bishop of Buenos Aires would become the next Bishop of Rome and Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. I did not knew he was a secret Marxist and Heretic.
During his first visit to the United States as Pope Francis he praises two American Catholics who were know to be Liberal Marxists. This Pope supports the false doctrine of climate change and attacks capitalism at every opportunity.
And in many of his homilies he expresses heretical ideas that go against Biblical Christian teachings and known facts.
Pope Francis has stated that Jesus had to beg forgiveness from his parents after they found him in the Temple in Jerusalem. There is no Biblical accounting or rational for this statement. The Son of Man committed no sin or transgression that would require forgiveness to be given to Him.
To believe and state otherwise removes Christ Jesus from being One with the Father and disqualifies Him from being able to forgive our sins. Negating the actions at the cross and putting all of mankind back under the Law without a Savior.
His other heresies include stating that “another Mary and Joseph” may exist in the Syrian refugee crisis. This line of thought reduces Jesus to being just another prophet. Very much the way Islam views the Son of God. Just as a man and nothing more. This too is a dangerous teaching. Not that there cannot be any more prophets, which is debatable. But there will never be another Mary and Joseph. The Messiah and Savior of all mankind has already come and paid the price for all our sins over 2000 years ago.
And while I’m on that subject of false teachings. Our Lord Jesus Christ was never an immigrant, a migrant, or homeless. He was not a refugee in Bethlehem at his birth. These are false notions also expressed by this current Bishop of Rome and those pushing political agendas on believers.
As a Christian these false teachings are terrible sins. And I pray that those who hear them are granted the wisdom not to be fooled by them. I also pray that those who teach them will have their eyes and hearts opened to the Truth. So they may change from such sins and heresy and come back to God’s Word.