The Catholic Church chose Jesus’ parable of weeds to misuse the meaning of the message behind it for its own purposes. Twisting, bending and breaking until is no longer possible. The Church of Rome in its tradition.
Inhalt / Content
- 1 The completely twisted parable of Jesus
- 2 Understanding of people with spiritual breadth
- 3 Weeds symbolize evil intention
- 4 Positive developments?
- 5 Eucharist for Redemption
- 6 People wanted the good
The completely twisted parable of Jesus
The Vatican has apparently launched a campaign based on a parable told by Jesus Christ. It is about a farmer who has freshly tilled his field. Overnight, an unknown evil comes and sows seeds for weeds all over the area. Only after a certain time does the disaster become visible. The weeds also grow among the wheat. The farmer’s servants asked if they should remove the weeds, but he said no. The wheat and the tares shall grow together until the harvest is due. After the harvest it is sorted out. The wheat into the barn and the tares into the fire. This parable can be read in Matthew 13:24-30.
Here the wheat is the true faith of the gospel and the weeds are the diverse heresies within society. Only when the time is right will the true believers be separated from the ungodly or idolaters, with the corresponding consequences. This parable is also supported by the statements in Revelation 14, in which the sickle is used on the final day to bring in the overripe harvest, in this case grapes.
But the Roman Catholic Church has its own ideas about the statements of this parable and published a corresponding view of the pastor Dr Michael Menzinger in Vatican News.
A simple report does not make a campaign, but a strong indication that speaks for such a campaign is the repeated discussion of this topic on the Facebook presence of the Jesuit Order in Central Europe, based in Munich. This parable has already been illuminated by this order in various facets, congruent with the views of the pastor in his article on Vatican News. Whether the “clever boys” of this order worked as ghostwriters for the “simple” pastor remains pure speculation. At least this contribution by the pastor would have more significance than the usual statements and explanations of the Archbishop of Munich and Freising Cardinal Reinhard Marx.
Understanding of people with spiritual breadth
According to this article, Jesus understood people and his parable was not addressed to a farming community. Because the specialty of Jesus is the human being. “The transformation of man happens in prayer, in view of the host, which is transformed into the body of Christ,” said Pastor Menzinger. According to the depiction, the parable refers to “sowing, reaping, planting, baking, ploughing, eating”, i.e. to “everyday activities”. The sacred is at home precisely in these “profane activities”. “Let both grow until the harvest”, this shows the “spiritual breadth of Jesus” in the parable about the weeds.
It was about the Last Judgment and not just a scene from country life. Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia has already shown this.
Blasphemy must not be missing
It should actually be known that Jesus Christ understands people. After all, we are created by Him. Any further explanation is not necessary here. In fact, man is changeable, but looking at the host in prayer certainly does not lead in the direction in which man would like it to go. The Eucharist is one of the most far-reaching blasphemies within the Church of Rome (more here).
The reference of the parable to the everyday things in life already gives an idea that the journey will go in an “extraordinary” direction.
Weeds symbolize evil intention
The merging of wheat and weeds shows the complexity of life and the world itself, said the pastor. Jesus is concerned with the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven. He wanted to show people this goal, “the harvest of life”. Just like the weeds in the field, there are enemies for life as well as for the soul. This parable was not about the natural weeds in the wheat field, but about the evil intent of the enemy. There are people who do not wish their fellow human beings success and happiness and therefore try to damage them. Just like this enemy who sows the weeds and the wheat in the night hour, so the pastor.
Goal: The united “human family”
Here the pastor explains the parable as a symbol of inner-societal development on the subject of competition, envy and desire. An envious person harms his neighbors in his bad intentions. Apart from the fact that the parable of weeds has nothing to do with it at all, the intention of the pastor is clearly recognizable here, to build a bridge to the brotherhood among people that has been declared necessary a la “Fratelli Tutti” (Encyclical by Pope Francis, 2020). The aim is to unite people, also in the sense of ecumenism, into a peaceful “human family” for a common rebellion against God based on the rules dictated by Rome. The (clumsy) bending of the parable of weeds also serves this purpose in order to construct a supposed commission from Jesus for the desired brotherhood.
According to the pastor, Jesus’ intention was to combat the “deepest disturbances in the interpersonal area”. Fighting a passion. This lies in human nature and describes impatience and despair. However, these came to nothing. The adversary is always fought on the spot, there must always and immediately be clear conditions in which the difference between truth and error lies. At this point, the Catholic pastor asks: “Can’t there also be positive developments between wheat and weeds?” And he asks: “Does Jesus want to say to his church today that things should never happen in such a way that out of sheer impatience the weeds can simply be uprooted?”
Everyone knows that weeds cannot become wheat and wheat cannot become weeds. According to Pastor Menzinger, people are capable of change. This can encourage us “to accept one another in the family of the Church”. This also applies when we know that someone is stumbling, going astray, but is on the way to turning back.
In doing so, the Catholic clergyman has further deepened the thesis about the supposedly purely interpersonal meaning of the parable of weeds and at the same time conjured up the brotherhood among all people that was considered necessary.
If the parable were viewed correctly, the question of whether there could also be advantages between wheat and tares would have been settled with a resounding no. Mixing gospel truths with erroneous teachings (now traditions) is a specialty of this church, and such syncretism has always been an abomination to God.
This approach shown by the pastor is reminiscent of inveterate scholastics and therefore again allows speculation about “various ghostwriters”.
Eucharist for Redemption
And this transformation of human beings happens in prayer, “in view of the host that is being transformed into the body of Christ,” continued the pastor. The celebration of the Eucharist stands for the redemption of mankind. In Christ’s death on the cross, a limit was set for evil beyond which mankind could no longer retreat. “The Redeemer is in the world,” said the pastor.
Who is the God of the Catholic Church?
Given the clear indications in Revelation 13 who is behind the power of the beast out of the sea, the dragon or Satan, one must be wary of the Roman Catholic Church when it speaks of “Christ” or “God” and who it actually means by that. The Redeemer was in this world for 40 days after His death and resurrection. He sent the Holy Spirit as His representative. For example, in John 12:31, the Gospel describes who the present “God” is in this world:
“Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.”
and in 2 Corinthians 4:3-5:
“But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.”
And in order to give honor to this “God” of the Roman Catholic Church, the mockery of Jesus using the Eucharist is excellently suited, because this ritual is celebrated as such only for this purpose.
People wanted the good
Jesus is a realist. According to the pastor, Jesus is counting on people who rejected his creation, even wanted to destroy it and fight it. Jesus knows that “people actually want the good, man is fundamentally created very well by God,” said the Catholic priest. It is not God’s commandments that limit us, but freedom. Due to our actions and our plans, with our life “that does not correspond to the commandments of God”, we humans obstruct the good for ourselves.
Man must learn from Jesus. We must wait until we act justly. If we trust in the promise of Jesus, “then the righteous will shine like the sun,” said the pastor.
Babylon through and through
A very impressive little concentrate of twists and turns. Humans were created by God to be “very good,” might not be so, although God imposed the “predicate Very Good” on His entire creation after the sixth day of creation. However, the good in people ended at the latest after the first fall. From then on it was all about the “good” in people. The quality of fallen man, unable to produce anything good out of his own morals, is described many times in the Bible. But the Catholic Church doesn’t care much about that and has without further ado included the three lies of the snake in the Garden of Eden as official teaching in its catechism (more here).
“By the way,” the pastor wants to explain that our freedom is the real problem. This freedom limits us. It is obvious that the only recipe here can be the restriction of freedom and the “logic” behind it allows repeated speculation about “ghostwriters”.
The comparison “shine like the sun” appears here more as a homage to the “sun god” who is actually worshiped by this church in his different representations and designations than a reference to the gospel. In the Word of God the redeemed people shine according to other standards, as in Daniel 12:3:
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
This gospel disregard and (cunning) deception of the people is enormous. This church has more than 1600 years of experience in it. It is not for nothing that the Bible describes this constellation of dragon, animal (from the sea) and the false prophet as “Babylon” and the earthly power behind it as “man of sin”, “son of perdition”, “abomination of the earth” and “mother of harlots”.
Bible verses from King James Version