The pontiff wants to teach the world a new direction of Catholic moral teaching. The love of God must be placed at the center of this. A vision that aims to distance humanity even further from the gospel.
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Moral teaching must be re-explored
In the future, Pope Francis would like to place the “love of God” at the center of the church and therefore intends to reorient moral teaching. Love is the real core of the Christian message, said the pontiff in his letter published on Sunday, as the magazine katholisch.de reported. The inner grace of the Spirit is expressed perfectly in works of charity. “In the end, only love matters.”
The pontiff forgets here – probably accidentally – that God’s love is always accompanied by His justice (Info).
Within the teachings of the Church there is an order or hierarchy among truths. This applies to religious dogmas as well as the entire teaching of the church. And this also includes moral teaching, said the Pope.
The reason for this is the 150th birthday of Therese of Lisieux, who was declared “saint” by the church. She was French and lived between 1873 and 1897. The numerous writings she left behind are today outstanding evidence for the Church of Rome of the importance of love in the Christian faith.
Pope Francis urged theologians and ethicists to first grasp Therese’s “brilliant insight” in order to be able to draw the “theoretical and practical, doctrinal and pastoral, personal and communal consequences” from it. This requires “boldness and inner freedom”.
Rome’s morality is natural law
From the pontiff’s point of view, this “boldness and inner freedom” can only mean the courage to break away from the Gospel. After all, the pontiff emphasized the widespread teachings as dogmas of the Church and not as the teachings of the Gospel, because Catholic moral teaching is as far from the words of God as the West is from the East.
The social teaching as well as the moral teaching are not based on the Gospel, but on the philosophy of the Hellenistic “thinkers”. Natural law dominates these teachings, but not the commandments of God.
For this reason, Pope Francis criticized gay marriage not for the strict rejection of God, but rather for the inability of biological reproduction (Info). A thoroughly Hellenistic view.
The Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine (Source), a work that covers more than 400 pages in terms of “doctrine”, connects the 10 Commandments of God with Hellenistic natural law.
“The Ten Commandments, which constitute an extraordinary path of life and indicate the surest way for living in freedom from slavery to sin, contain a privileged expression of the natural law.”
Here the Church of Rome confuses cause and effect and indirectly harkens back to the taught righteousness of works.
In fact, the 10 Commandments stand as a law that defines sin in the first place. Violation of any of these laws IS sin (1 John 3:4) and is not a path, as presented by the Church of Rome, TO BE FREED from the bondage of sin. A complete reversal.
Commandments are recognition of God
Another statement in this section seems particularly interesting in connection with the Fourth Commandment (Info) and the Sunday that the Church of Rome sanctified instead.
“The ‘ten words’ (Ex 34:28; cf. Deut 4:13; 10:4) say what is to be done based on the belonging to God established by the covenant. The moral conduct of life is a response to the loving actions of the Lord. It is recognition, reverence and thanksgiving to God. It is participation in the plan that God is pursuing in history”
The Church correctly recognizes that keeping God’s commandments is also an expression of recognition, reverence and thanksgiving to God. Nevertheless, this church applied God’s commandments and spread its own doctrine of the “sanctified Sunday”(Info).
Paragraph 46 reads as follows:
“There is no state of conflict between God and man, but a relationship of love in which the world and the fruits of human activity in the world are objects of mutual gift between the Father and his children, and among the children themselves, in Christ Jesus; in Christ and thanks to him the world and man attain their authentic and inherent meaning.”
The world takes on central meaning here, and harmony between people and this world is the goal. This is made possible through Jesus Christ.
But what does the gospel say? James 4:4:
“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”
The exact opposite.
The Church of Rome is opposed to the Gospel
You can now choose. Either the Roman Catholic Church means the same God as the Gospel, but turns His teachings into the opposite. Or the Church of Rome does not have the God of the Gospel as its God, but rather His adversary. The latter is valid according to Revelation 13:2.
“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.“
Only these few examples from the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church of Rome are sufficient to reject the associated moral teaching. Unfortunately, humanity will not be spared the impending conflict. The “mother church” Rome teaches and the daughter churches have to follow. This family relationship has long since achieved harmony. The once Protestant churches have long been singing the songs of Rome.
This “morality” will affect everyone
Avoiding these “binding dogmas” by leaving one of these churches will only last for a short time. Because the “kings of this earth” look at the institution of Rome with astonishment and will soon all be at its feet. In this context, the social and moral ideas of this church will be incorporated into national laws. Concrete ideas have already been formulated (Info).
For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
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