Participants in the Vatican synod on the Amazon region proposed adding “sins against the environment” to lists of traditionally recognized sins in their second day of discussions and deliberations.

Synod fathers called for an “ecological conversion” that would allow people to see “the gravity of sins against the environment as sins against God, against our neighbour, and against future generations,” Vatican News reported Wednesday.

“This would imply a need to produce and spread more widely a theological literature that would include ‘ecological sins’ alongside traditional sins,” the report stated.

The working document of the Amazon Synod frames the entire question of the Church’s renewal in the region in terms of the environment, proposing “New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.”

In order to be “ever more synodal,” the Church must listen “to the peoples and to the earth by coming into contact with the abundant reality of an Amazon full of life and wisdom but also of contrasts,” the text states.

“It continues with the cry that is provoked by destructive deforestation and extractivist activities and that demands an integral ecological conversion,” it says.

Again and again the document directs synod members to turn their attention to the cries of the earth and to “convert.”

“The aggression towards this vital zone of Mother Earth and its inhabitants threatens their subsistence, their culture and their spirituality,” it proclaims. “It also affects the life of all humanity, particularly the poor, the excluded, the marginalized, the persecuted. The present situation calls urgently for an integral ecological conversion.”

“The culture of the Amazon, which integrates human beings with nature, constitutes a benchmark for building a new paradigm of integral ecology,” it declares.

via Breitbart

One Comment to: Vatican Synod on Amazon Proposes Recognition of ‘Ecological Sins’

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    December 20th, 2019

    Two thoughts: the bible talks about God will judge those who are the destroyer of earth in the last days. This is serious business and a biblical truth Rev 11. [18] The nations raged, but thy wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, for rewarding thy servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear thy name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.”

    What can we learn from this verse: 1. It comes at the last day and is coupled with rewarding the righteous and judging the wicked, 2. It is God alone who does this work.

    Its a lot of hubris to stand in the place of God which the vatican does as part of its catholic doctrines—which is unbiblical. The Pope is not Jesus and does not stand in the seat of God on the earth—they may believe this but there is not biblical mandate for it. But since they have chosen to stand in the place of God, It is not surprising to have them make this ecological open ended proclamation. The failure for the Vatican and this antiChrist Pope is that he believes all people are the children of God and that he should allow all religions to have unity with the Catholics—there is no need to repent, just exist and bring your pagan idols to worship God.

    the 2nd point is ecological sins are not defined by this Pope which fits into the same narrative as “manmade climate change” which can be labeled onto any political adversary.

    The Pope and the Catholic church should focus their efforts on bring salvation by faith to the world, and focus on what the scriptures teach instead of imposing their unbiblical judgments on mankind.


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