God is not the author of confusion (I Corinthians 14:33), but of peace, and godliness, and of order. Today the Roman pontiff, speaking on behalf of Jesus Christ and his church declared the pompous words (Daniel 7:8) that same sex couples in union could be blessed. This is an about-face as he said in 2021 that he would not allow for gay unions to be blessed because "God cannot bless sin." Surely now he can, according to the one who shows himself to be in the place of God (2 Thes 2:4; Daniel 11:36).
This deceptive heresy (I John 2:22-23; 2 John 7) is confusing at best and outright wicked at worst. It is confusing because so many Catholics--under the postmodern banner of the rainbow flag--will see this as approval. The pope, however, has not approved of gay or same sex marriage or even civil unions, saying merely that they can be "blessed" by a priest. According to the BBC, "The Vatican said blessings should not be part of regular Church rituals or related to civil unions or weddings. It added that it continues to view marriage as between a man and a woman...The Vatican said it should be a sign that "God welcomes all", but... [it remains] firm on the traditional doctrine of the Church about marriage"."
It should not surprise us to hear that the Antichrist has sought to deceive the LGBTQ+ community into believing that he loves them, for he is a deceptive office bearer (John 17:2; 2 Thes 2:3). The changing of the law of God is central to his work (Daniel 7:25) and this is a declaration against the church of Christ that stands on the Word of truth (Daniel 7:21; 25).
Although the official document, "On the Pastoral Meaning of Blessings" claims to "not allow any type of liturgical rite or blessing similar to a liturgical rite that can create confusion," that is exactly what has happened. The claim is that when same-sex couples ask for a blessing they are actually asking--in the mind of Francis--for help. He said, "“when one asks for a blessing, one is expressing a petition for God’s assistance, a plea to live better, and confidence in a Father who can help us live better.” This is not what is being asked and surely it is not how the document will be interpreted. This is the door opening for an ever-changing church that claims to not change.
Confusion. Chaos. Disorder. Wickedness. No wonder the Scriptures refer to his office as "that antichrist."