In his nature, man is the link between earth and heaven with the “permanent and eternal” within him. This steep thesis comes, as one would expect, from the Roman Catholic Church.
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Catholic pastor explains the human interface
In a “short and sweet” contribution as part of the “Catechism Podcast” of the Catholic magazine “Die Tagespost“, a pastor explains why man here on earth is already made for heaven.
According to this, it is already determined in the Apostles’ Creed (“Apostolicum“) festgelegt that God created heaven and earth.
It can be assumed that the creed defines what is to be believed. For the Church Fathers, this definition was obviously not enough, because the Creed of Nicea and Constantinople differentiates this statement in a little more detail. So God is the Creator of the visible and invisible world. According to the pastor, God is not only the creator of all visible things, but also of what is intangible to man.
However, heaven does not mean the “blue sky”, but rather “the form of existence of the approving life with God”. He is the Father of Heaven.” The angels are a part of this invisible reality. “Spiritual beings who, like humans, are capable of making decisions and are called to serve God.”
Until then, one or the other statement is still open to interpretation. But depicting God alone as the “Father of Heaven” comes across as a little thin. It says so in Revelation 14:7 :
“Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.”
There’s a lot more information in there. So He is not only the Father of heaven, but also the Father of the earth, the sea and the springs of water. Thus, He is the Father above all! However, that should not suit those who secretly honor the current ruler of this earth.
The pastor continued: “People belong to both levels.” Man is bodily and natural, that is, subject to death. At the same time, “the invisible, the permanent, the eternal through the grace of God” is also in man. For this reason, man is “the connecting point, so to speak, of the two creations of heaven and earth.” For this reason, according to the pastor, man is a part of heaven.
The “divine” shines through
With that, the Catholic clergyman leaned mightily far out of the window. According to the Catholic catechism, all this may be true and there are relevant entries for that, but it is not enough for more. So the “immortal soul” necessary for this version, as already lied to by the serpent in the Garden of Eden, is a prerequisite. Without this lie of immortality, the pastor’s last statement would make no sense at all. But as usual, no such reference is found in the Bible between Genesis 1:1 and Revelation 22:21. But more likely in relevant New Age literature.
Thesis in itself in need of explanation
If, in addition, the “divinity of man” (so in the catechism, item 460) applies, then the question arises as to how this church could dare simply sweep this life from the face of the earth in millions of cases. Appropriate well-known keywords for this are Waldensians, Albigensians, Huguenots, Inquisition and “Hexenhammer” (extreme witch hunts in medieval Germany). What is the justification for this? There is none.
Thus, one of the practices was the drowning of women accused of witchcraft, referred to as “divine judgment.” They were tied up, put in sacks and thrown into the water. If the woman swam to the surface, that was proof of her witch nature. She ended up being burned at the stake. Normally burned alive, with “mercy” strangled beforehand. If she went down and drowned, she was innocent, but that’s what she was in heaven for. This “spirit” can only be described as diabolical.
The Bible says the exact opposite
However, it is not possible to substantiate the absence of steep theses in the Bible with examples. For this, every believer in catechism would have to take the Bible into their own hands at some point and start reading it completely impartially with their own mental powers (but the right bibles). But there are some indications that prove exactly the opposite of what this Catholic “specialist journal” is trying to tell here. For example:
All statements in the Bible that are diametrically opposed to the dreamy “romanticism” of this church that leads people hopelessly astray. More evidence of the untruths of the Catholic catechism regarding the supposedly immortal soul can be found here.
Bible verses from King James Version