Man has a physical body and a separate soul. Both formed a unit. This traditionally wrong teaching of the Catholic Church is still valid. A theologian presents this heresy only a little more “subtle”.
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Telling the people about the catechism again
A new edition of the so-called catechism podcast in the Catholic online magazine “Die Tagespost” tells the reader something about the interaction between man and soul. However, this explanation that was used there raises the question of whether the narrative theologian Margarete Strauss is somewhere in between Catholic catechism, Hellenistic philosophy and New Age theses.
Obligation for those baptized Catholic
As is customary in accordance with Canon Law (CCC) Paragraph 96, a “human person” is referred to here. Thus, from the outset, the theologian’s stories can only be seen as “binding” for people who have been baptized Catholics. After all, they are obliged to obey the church and its teachings unconditionally.
For all other (“heretical”) believers, the acceptance of these poems with a reference to “enmity against the body” is apparently only voluntary, because they have not submitted to the (Roman) canonical law of this church.
Elements of a “material world”
According to the theologian, the “human person” is both a physical and a spiritual being. According to this, spirit and matter form “a single nature”. The spiritual principle of the soul brings about the living human body and existence in the image of God in deep unity with the body formed from matter. The creation account makes it clear that “man as a person is both physical and spiritual at the same time,” according to the theologian. In the creation account it can be read that God formed man out of the earth from the field and breathed life into him.
The elements of the “material world” are united in the human body and soul. Through man this unity reaches its climax, so as to “raise its voice in free praise of the Creator”.
Man should therefore not underestimate bodily life. On the contrary, he must understand his body as a creature of God and regard it as good and venerable destined for resurrection on the last day.
The Gospel does not know Catholic philosophies
The creation account of which the theologian speaks is clear on this point.
Man and soul are not separated here, but the material man comes to life after the breath of God is breathed in and thus becomes the soul.
But if the theologian also considered the statement in Ecclesiastes 3:19, this could really throw her thesis overboard:
Man and beast have the same breath, and man is not superior to beast in this respect. This in turn contradicts the narratives of the Catholic theologian.
There are a number of other verses in the Bible that shatter any myth of a separate and immortal soul.
Willfully misleading people
With the proclamation of a separate and immortal soul, the Catholic Church is deliberately spreading a lie. She knowingly contradicts the gospel in favor of the philosophies of the ancient Greeks. This church knows about what the Bible says (see “New Catholic Encyclopdia, Vol.13), but has decided to tell people the blatant nonsense.
Only the thesis about an “immortal soul” (according to Catholic Catechism 366) enables the further heresies about “eternal hell“, purgatory, lucrative indulgences, veneration of saints (spiritism) and other numerous rituals which the Bible describes as “abominations”.
When the Catholic Church speaks of “Christian faith” or simply of “belief”, it obviously does not mean the gospel, but “Catholic dogmas”. It would be more honest if such “theologians” (Theos = God – Logos = Word) simply called themselves something else, such as “Cathologists”.
Bible verses from King James Version