Jesus Christ came into this world for a reason. A Catholic “theologian” tries to explain why He did this using the Roman Catholic Catechism. While these answers have meaning only for the Catholic world, they can be seen by Christians as confirmation of the error of this church.
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Only implied (false) teachings
In a brief, superficial outline, the Catholic “theologian” Margarete Strauss explains the reason for the appearance of Jesus Christ in this world in the regular catechism podcast of the magazine “Die Tagespost“. The (Catholic) Catechism provided an answer to this question, according to the at least honest introduction. The reference to the gospel would have been only half the truth at best.
According to Strauss, God took flesh from the Virgin Mary through the Holy Spirit and became man. The Son of God became man because He was to be a model of holiness and “to give man a share in the divine nature.”
“Winning” salvation for people
Jesus Christ had the task “to win redemption for man.” In this way God was reconciled with man and the love of God revealed. The “theologian” supports her thesis with an (unnamed) Bible verse: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, so that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
This verse corresponds to John 3:16.
Model of holiness
According to Strauss, Jesus Christ is a model of holiness for people. This is also man’s calling. Jesus challenged the disciples to learn from him. The “theologian” uses an (unnamed) verse from the Gospel of Matthew for this. “Take my yoke upon you.” (Matthew 11:29)
Every Catholic can see the importance of the holy life. To be holy with the whole being, for he is holiness personified.
Even only “half a catechism”
With that, the “theologian” has already completed her explanation of the reason for Jesus’ appearance in this world.
Church fathers are higher than gospel
Her statement that Jesus wanted to give man a share in the divine nature left her spongy in the air. On the one hand the gospel clearly states that man can partake in the divinity of Jesus and on the other hand the catholic catechism clearly states that Jesus Christ wanted to make us humans divine.
The gospel says in 2 Peter 1:4:
The Roman Catholic Catechism says in Pos. 460:
Here it can be seen that the catechism makes reference to the gospel, but reshapes what Peter said according to the philosophies of various “church fathers”. Why the “theologian” did not emphasize this clearly, although she referred to the catechism, probably remains her secret. After all, it is one of the 3 lies of the serpent (Satan) in the Garden of Eden. The supposed divinity of man is not the only specialty of the Roman Church, but it adopted all three lies of the adversary as official teaching.
Completely ignoring the sacrifice of Jesus
The statement by the “theologian” that Jesus came into the world to “win” redemption for people is just as vague. The term “gain” is only appropriate to obscure redemption through Jesus’ sacrifice, the shedding of His blood, and His death. According to Catholic teaching, the sacrificial death of Jesus was not necessary. Man is redeemed because of the innumerable good deeds of Jesus. This thesis is also based on the traditionally taught Works justice of this church.
This righteousness by (good) works is in complete contrast to the righteousness by grace based on faith described in the gospel. The death of Jesus (and His resurrection) was therefore of absolute necessity for man’s salvation. However, the Catholic Church tries to hide this from the people and therefore does not shy away from the greatest blasphemy.
Catechism is against the gospel
Catholics can only believe in these theses of the catechism as long as they do not read the Word of God, the Bible, themselves. The teachings of the gospel and the statements of the Roman Catholic catechism are in large parts completely incompatible. The dogmas of this church are a “poetry” of the adversary and can be clearly identified as such based on the Bible.
Bible verses from King James Version