There has been much talk in the last few days about the Pope and who his successor may be. Many people have said that they hope the new Pope will take a less "conservative" approach in leading the Catholic Church. They want a Pope to lead them into the 21st century with more "moderate" ideas on issues such as abortion and homosexuality. Now, I am not Catholic, but something just doesn't ring "true" here.
It is my understanding the Catholic Church, as with all other Christian religions are based upon the Holy Bible. This being said, why do it's members want a Pope whose ideas go against what has been taught in the bible from the beginning.
In Hebrews 13:8 it says, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and tomorrow." Just because the times have changed and some things are more readily accepted by the general public does not make those things right. It seems that people don't want to be taught God's laws, they want to be validated in the lives they are living.
"For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." 2 Timothy 4:3-4
Myself, I would rather be taught to follow the laws that God has set, not the ideas of men.