03 June 2009

Our Time of Apostasy: Meditations on Pentecost

+These thoughts I share now are nothing apart from the traditional teachings of the Catholic Church as handed down by the Apostles (the only teachers who were at the only Pentecost). Much of what I will say, however, is contrary to the popular false teachings of many modern "Catholic theologians", who although come from Catholic universities, are taught and espouse heresies which have been already condemned by Holy Mother Church even from as far back as the times of the Church Fathers.

Here are now some excerpts of the Gospel readings from this week, thus far:

Pentecost Sunday, Gospel according to St. John 1:23-31
(excerpt) "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, or let it be afraid."

This is an excellent reminder to us to not be too overly embroiled in the news of the day so much that we lose our peace. That would be "tossing the baby out with the bath water," even if unintentionally, since we dissipate and even threaten to lose the holy grace of God in losing our peace.

Pentecost Monday, Gospel according to St. John 3:16-21
"At that time Jesus said to Necodemus: God so loved the world, as to give His only-begotten Son: that whosover believeth in Him may not perish, but may have life everlasting. For God sent not His Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by Him. He that believeth in Him is not judged; but he that doth not believe is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only-begotten Son of God. And this is the judgment: because the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil. For every one that doth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved; but he that doth truth, cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest, because they are done in God."

So many people today will wrongly say that "God came not to judge the world", and that everything goes. But that is not what is meant by "judge"; as this obviously means that Jesus did not come to judge at once every soul within the world, but has He Himself explains that "whosoever believeth in Him may not perish, but may have life everlasting." But who is it that "believeth in Him"? The one that believes in Christ believes in ALL HIS WORDS, knowing that just as Christ is eternal, so are Christ's words. "For every one that doth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved."

Pentecost Tuesday, Gospel according to St. John 10:1-10
(excerpt) "Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers, an the sheep heard them not. I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in and go out, and shall fnd pastures. The theif cometh not but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly."

Jesus here reveals that he is "the door of the sheep" and that "all others ... are theives and robbers." And then, what is the point of dialogue with those who do not profess the doctrines of Jesus Christ as true for all places, all peoples, and all times, except to harm our souls?

Ember Wednesday After Pentecost, Gospel according to St. John 5:44-52
"At that time Jesus said to the multitude of the Jews: No man can come to Me, except the Father, Who hath sent Me, draw him; and I will raise him up in the last day. It is written in the Prophets: And they shall al be taught of God. Every one that hath heard of the Father, and hath learned, cometh to Me. Not that any man hath seen the Father, but He Who is of God, He hath seen the Father. Amen, amen, I say unto you: he that believeth in Me hath everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your fathers did eat manna in the desert, and are dead. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven: that if any man eat of it, he may not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give, is My flesh for the life of the world."

Some thoughts:
"Everyone who has heard of the Father, AND hath learned, cometh to Me." This presupposes that not all who would hear of the Father would necessarily would also have learned. Then our Lord further defines his Church and Bride by emphasing (yet again) the Dogma of the Holy Eucharist: "... the bread that I will give, is My flesh for the life of the world." The word he used when he clarified to the Apostles (after they returned from having separated from him by their incredulity on having to actually "eat" the Lord's Flesh) was similar to the word we use today meaning "to masticate". Our Lord makes it very clear that this Holy Communion wasn't only necessary to have eternal life, but also to recognize that by his own Authority, (as then given to the Apostles to hand down in the way that he handed it to them) that Holy Communion is TRULY his body (and fully his body, with his blood).

If we are to profess Christ, and seek true and everlasting peace, we are to believe in Christ, that is to say, we are to believe in his Words, as that are Life. His words gives us the doctrine of the one true Church, and supporting this are the doctrines of those who did not go astray from his Bride --- the Church Fathers and the Church Doctors.

Our inheritance of Christ is the Catholic faith, and if we have not only heard but also learned, we accept ALL the truths that have been handed down from the Apostles. These are truths that do not develop with the times, because God is timeless. Time is our experience in the human modality, and the human modality is a creature made by God. If we believe in Christ we are subservient to him in his true Church. When one says that the doctrines of His Bride can evolve, they deny Christ as Lord. The Light of Holy Ghost does not rest upon those who do not receive Christ from the Father as eternal, unchanging Truth Incarnate.

Christ served us by his suffering and death.

Society's duty is to serve under Christ, but for this to happen, since society places itself as a god, and refuses to serve, Christ must continue to suffer in his victim souls. Let us prepare to suffer together in the true Body of Christ, joined by His Flesh (Holy Communion). We prepare by constant prayer (the Mass, the rosary, meditative prayer), and not forgoing the Sacrament of Reconciliaton (Penance) as required to grow further in His Grace. Our peace and our joy is not of the world, but in Christ who is eternal. Keep peaceful, vigilant hearts by honoring our Lord in the Sacraments, exhort your neighbors, and keep confidence only in Jesus.+


  1. good article and great quotes!

  2. +JMJ+

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