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Denying Jesus’ necessary sacrifice rehashed

Thomas v. Aquin


In keeping with Easter, representatives of the Roman Catholic Church are once again denying the absolute necessity of Jesus’ blood sacrifice. Wrapped in Christian-sounding stammering, the aim is to explain to the reader that God’s arbitrariness is a sign of His love.

An old denial rehashed

“Did Jesus have to die for us?” was the question asked by the Catholic magazine “catholic.com” and the answer presented proves that the Roman Catholic Church, contrary to the claims of many Protestant defenders of ecumenism, doesn’t give a damn wide has ever changed. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is not just an “anecdote” of the Gospel, but the central event of what not only the New Testament but also the Old Testament revolves around. It was actually expected that the answer to the question of whether Jesus’ death was necessary at all would be a resounding “yes.” But not from the side of Catholic teaching.

Jesus’ death was not necessary

The “saint” Alphonsus Liguori, who was made a Doctor of the Church, was already of the opinion that the death of Jesus Christ was a kind of unnecessary and dramatically staged liturgy. According to his ideas, “a drop of blood, a tear or a prayer” would have been enough to bring about salvation for all people (Info). That’s why, to be honest, it would actually be astonishing if the church today claimed otherwise, let alone taught the gospel.

The Catholic magazine recognizes the views of those who see an absolute necessity in Jesus’ sacrificial death as one opinion, but counters that the mere confirmation of the satisfaction of Jesus’ death for our sins “does not logically mean” that this is the case must have been the only possible way (Source). And so the Catholic author comes to the question of the exclusive path to the short answer, “No.” Because an argument that our sins would not be satisfied if Jesus had not died is tantamount to the fallacy of negating what has come before.

An Aquinas instead of the Gospel

Thomas v. Aquin
Thomas v. Aquinas wants to know better than God

There are “positive reasons” why the death of Jesus was not absolutely necessary for the salvation of people and these reasons are offered – no, not the Bible – by “Saint” Thomas Aquinas.

The first reason is the omnipotence of God and Mary had already emphasized this in Luke 1:37, “for with God nothing shall be impossible.“. Therefore, it must have been possible for God to redeem humanity in a different way.

The second reason is that sin is directed only against God and not against anyone else. Thomas Aquinas argues that sin is a “personal transgression of God.” Therefore, the forgiveness of a sin is no more unjust than if one were to forgive the offense of another.

The third reason is the infinite dignity of the “person of Christ”. In “Quodlibet II” Thomas Aquinas refers to this infinite dignity of Christ, which means that the death of Jesus was not absolutely necessary. Jesus is the Word of God and therefore divine and therefore every action he performs has infinite power. Although Aquinas concentrates on Jesus’ acts of suffering, this principle applies to all of Jesus’ actions. Therefore, Jesus could have ordered and thereby accomplished the salvation of humanity.

Rejection of the gospel obviously

One is tempted to ask, “Who is this Thomas Aquinas that one should place one’s personal worldview above what the Bible says?” Because the Church of Rome chooses one of its “fathers” who fell into Hellenism, exalts him and calls him “holy”, should his “theology” not only represent an adequate supplement, but even a replacement for the Holy Scripture? Using Thomas Aquinas and similar figures as a reference is a good example of the Roman Catholic Church’s fundamental rejection of the gospel. It cannot hide the fact that certain verses, people and actions in the Bible are quoted again and again.

Holy Scripture
The writing alone – what else?

The opinion of Aquinas, who is completely insignificant in relation to the Gospel and on which the fundamental dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church are based, simply denies the only possible path to salvation through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ. God is almighty, that’s true. Sin is a transgression of God’s law. That is also true. Last but not least, Jesus Christ was exalted and glorified beyond measure by the Father through His sacrifice. But this is not because an “original” but completely unnecessary path to salvation was taken, but because this was the only possible path.

The Bible says the opposite

Without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness, as stated in Hebrews 9:22. But Aquinas and the Roman Church claim the opposite of the Bible. The Roman Catholic Church sees in God exactly what Satan accuses Him of, “an all-powerful but arbitrary ruler.” Claiming unlimited power to forgive sins at the snap of a finger only confirmed Satan’s charge that God’s character was capricious. God is righteous, Satan claims the opposite. That’s why God wants to declare His righteousness in Romans 3:26:
To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

God will declare His justice

In other words, God wants to provide proof to the entire world He created that He is indeed righteous and does not use His power arbitrarily. Part of justice is that laws or rules, once formulated, endure, regardless of the time or circumstances. There can be no forgiveness without bloodshed, goes one rule. Another is “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). To redeem man without suffering vicarious death and without shedding blood would have been a blatant breach of God’s justice.

However, this righteousness exists forever (Psalm 119:142) and Satan does not want and cannot believe that. Therefore, in his rising anger, the adversary fights fiercely against the Word of God and the remaining seed of God’s people (Rev. 12:17). The Roman Catholic Church has been fulfilling Satan’s work since its beginnings (Info), and will also come to the end as described in Revelation 18.

The Roman Catholic Church thus cleverly denies the justice of God, the necessity of the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ to open up a path to salvation, and to do so uses Satan’s accusations against God. This church has adopted the three lies of the serpent in the Garden of Eden into its official catechism anyway (Info).

Christianly packaged arbitrariness

The denial of Jesus Christ’s redemptive work

According to the Catholic author, it is no surprise that Jesus’ death on the cross was an expression of God’s love. This can certainly be confirmed, for “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son” (John 3:16). But then the author gets back into the area of ​​this strangely Catholic “theology”. According to the author, this love of God excludes absolute necessity and is an expression of the greatest freedom. This freedom of God to “have done something different” goes to the heart of the Christian message: God loves you!

Such a justification is, with all due respect, sheer nonsense even without a careful look at the Bible! Here the representative of the Catholic Church actually connects the “freedom to do something different”, i.e. pure arbitrariness, with a supposed core Christian message. There was only one step left and you ended up with the statement, “do what you want”. A thesis of occultists and avowed Satanists like Aleister Crowley.

Who’s surprised? Occultism, Satanism, Roman Catholic Church. Spiritual and spiritual “soul kinship”. They don’t take anything away from each other.

And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
Mark 3:23-26

Bible verses from King James Version

Denying Jesus’ necessary sacrifice rehashed
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