According to a December 2 article in CNN; well-known radio personality Rush Limbaugh referred to a recent message by Pope Francis as Marxism. Limbaugh’s comments were in response to Francis’ criticism of American capitalism and trickle down electronics.
The article goes on to say that Limbaugh was most critical of what the Pope referred to as the “culture of prosperity.”
There are many Christians who believe in what is known as prosperity preaching or teaching. Prosperity teaching, according to Wikipedia, is a focus on how Christians can receive God’s blessings through faith, positive affirmations, and donations to the church. Prosperity teaching views sickness and poverty as curses that can be broken through faith.
Some viewed the comments made by Pope Francis as indicative of the times we live in. Jesus, in the Holy Bible, stated that the poor would be with us always. It does not say whether a lack of faith or some other issues may cause this. It also does not say if Jesus was speaking of the poor in faith or the poor in finances.
The general consensus was that Limbaugh’s comments crossed the line.
“There is a level of honor due to priests and preachers. Limbaugh’s statements clearly cross that line. According to the Holy Bible, we are to do no harm to God’s messengers.”
Did Limbaugh overstep his bounds?
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