You Must Either Keep the Whole Law, or Reject it All...

"For whoever keeps the whole law, but offends in one point, has become guilty in all."
James 2:10

Obedience is key to keeping the Law and is mandatory for being Catholic. The Bible is full of verses admonishing us to be obedient. Here are just a few:

"All that the Lord has said, we will do, and be obedient." Ex 24:7.
" shall you too perish for not obeying the voice of the Lord, your GOD." Deut 8:20.

"For to this very end also did I write, that I might test you and know whether you are obedient in all things." 2Cor 2:9.

"Alexander, the coppersmith, has done me much harm; the Lord will render to him according to his deeds. Do thou also avoid him for he has vehemently opposed our words." 2Tim 4:14-15

"Servants, obey your masters,..." Eph 6:5.

"Admonish them to be subject to princes and authorities, obeying commands, ready for every good work,..." Tit 3:1.

"As obedient children, do not conform to the lusts of former days when you were ignorant;..."
1Pet 1:14.

HEB 13:17.

I would say Heb 13:17 says it all, wouldn't you agree?
Are you guilty of causing some of the grief mentioned in Heb 13:17, by not being obedient to decisions made by the Pope, the visible head of the Catholic Church, and by the Magisterium? If so, why? Remember, they are keeping a watch over your souls...

"If in your community there is a case at issue which proves too complicated for you to decide, in a matter of bloodshed or of civil rights or of personal injury, you shall then go up to the place which the Lord your GOD chooses, to the Levitical priests (Magisterium) or to the JUDGE (Pope) who is IN OFFICE (The Papacy) at that time. They shall study the case and then hand down to you their decision. According to this decision that they give you in the place which the Lord chooses, you shall act, BEING CAREFUL TO DO EXACTLY AS THEY DIRECT. YOU SHALL CARRY OUT THE DECISIONS WHICH THEY GIVE YOU AND THE VERDICT THEY PRONOUNCE FOR YOU, WITHOUT TURNING ASIDE TO THE RIGHT OR TO THE LEFT FROM THE DECISION THEY HAND DOWN TO YOU. ANY MAN WHO HAS THE INSOLENCE TO REFUSE TO LISTEN TO THE PRIEST WHO OFFICIATES THERE IN THE MINISTRY OF THE LORD, YOUR GOD, OR TO THE JUDGE, SHALL DIE (now, Spiritual death). THUS SHALL YOU PURGE THE EVIL FROM YOUR MIDST." Deut 17:8-12

"In this breastpiece of decision you shall put the Urim and Thummim, that they may be over Aaron's heart whenever he enters the presence of the Lord. Thus HE SHALL ALWAYS BEAR THE DECISIONS FOR THE ISRAELITES OVER HIS HEART IN THE LORD'S PRESENCE."
Ex 28:30

Now, just what do these verses prefigure? This is exactly how the Pope and the Magisterium work in conjunction with the Holy Spirit today.

Oh yes, for all of you like, 'We Are The Church', who want the Church to be a democracy run by the people, instead of the hierarchy that it is, I must remind you of something. We are the Church already. We are the body, and Jesus Christ is the invisible head. The Pope is the visible head. Do you really believe the body controls the head? I always thought the head controlled the body.

For the feminists, the squeaky wheels who demand inclusive language in the Bible, and in the Liturgy, and elsewhere, are you really interested in the orthodoxy of Catholic teaching, or is trying to force your agenda upon the "Rock" more important to you? Is your "opinion" more important to you than the truth?
GOD has no gender. GOD is pure spirit (John 4:24) and spirits have no gender.
However, for over 4000 years GOD has been addressed in the male gender in Scripture:

In the first book of the Bible, way back in Gen 1:5, the very first page of Holy Scripture,
"God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night."
In Gen 1:27, "GOD created man in his image. In the image of GOD he created him. Male and female he created them."
In that one verse, GOD is referred to in the male gender three times.

Even in John 4:24, "GOD is spirit, and they who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth."

And in the last book of the Bible, "There shall no more be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and his servants shall worship him; they shall see his face, and his name shall be on their foreheads." Rev 22:3-4
GOD is referred to in the male gender four times in two verses.

Thousands of times throughout the entire Bible, GOD is referred to in the male gender .

I.C.E.L., the "International Committee on English in the Liturgy", are the ones
responsible for putting the inclusive language into the NAB (New American Bible), which was done under pressure to appease the feminists.
Lo and behold, ICEL has been
called on the carpet by the Vatican who is making them change it
back. Inclusive language is now being removed.

A persons private opinion has no bearing whatsoever on doctrinal truth.

Why should anyone want to deviate from what is true, to what is not true?

Notice to ALL dissidents. All who want female priests. All who want an end to priestly celibacy. All who want to change this or to change that, please read very carefully. Church dogma cannot be changed by anyone but Jesus Christ. Please do not put the blame on our Holy Father for something he cannot do. The Catholic Church is a Hierarchy, setup by Jesus Christ Himself in Matt 16:18. It is governed by the visible head, the Pope, in conjunction with the Magisterium and the Bishops and Cardinals, and of course the Holy Spirit. It is not a democracy run by the people. If 98% of the laity want something changed, IT WILL NOT CHANGE if it is in opposition to dogma.

"...but for those who are factious and do not obey the truth, but obey wickedness, there will be wrath and fury." Rom 2:8

"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore he who resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of him who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is Godís servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain; he is the servant of God to execute his wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid Godís wrath but also for the sake of conscience." Rom 13:1-5

"I appeal to you, brethren, to take note of those who create dissensions and difficulties, in opposition to the doctrine which you have been taught; avoid them." Rom 16:17

"I appeal to you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment."
1Cor 1:10

"Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor." 1Cor 10:24

"Do not be a stumbling block to Jews or to Greeks and to the Church of God." 1Cor 10:32

"For God is not a God of confusion but of peace." 1Cor 14:33

"Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not associate with them,..." Eph 5:6-7

"Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is living in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us."
2Thess 3:6

James 2:10, holds true for our beautiful Catholic Church. Either you accept all of its teachings, or you reject them all. Either you accept all of the teachings of the visible head of the Church, Pope Benedict XVI, or you reject them all. Either you accept all of the teachings of the invisible head of the Church, Jesus Christ, or you reject them all. There are no exceptions.


This letter, proposed on July 27 and approved the next day by the Supreme Pontiff, is directed against that rigorism by which certain members of the institutions "St. Benedict's Center" and "Boston College" interpret the saying "Outside the Church there is no salvation" to mean that all non- Catholics--catechumens having the explicit intention of entering the Catholic Church excepted--are excluded from eternal salvation. One of these rigorists, Leonard Feeney, unmoved by the warning of Church authority, was excommunicated on Feb. 4, 1953.

Among those things which the Church has always proclaimed and never leaves off proclaiming is contained the infallible proposition by which we are taught that "outside the Church there is no salvation."

Nevertheless, this dogma must be understood in the sense in which the Church itself understands it. For our Savior did not give the contents of the deposit of faith to private judgments, but to the magisterium of the Church. The Church does in fact teach how this most severe precept of Jesus Christ is to be interpreted. For He Himself charged His apostles to teach all nations to carry out all the things which He had commanded. Moreover, not the least among the commandments of Christ is that by which Christ orders us to be incorporated by baptism into the mystical body of Christ, that is, the Church, and to cling fast to Christ and to His vicar, through whom He governs the Church on earth in a visible manner. THEREFORE NO ONE WILL BE SAVED, WHO KNOWING THE CHURCH TO BE DIVINELY INSTITUTED BY CHRIST, NEVERTHELESS REFUSES TO SUBJECT HIMSELF TO THE CHURCH OR DENIES OBEDIENCE TO THE ROMAN PONTIFF, THE VICAR OF CHRIST ON EARTH.

What Blessed Anna Emmerich had to say...
"I see many excommunicated ecclesiastics who do not seem to be concerned about it, nor even aware of it. Yet, they are excommunicated, whenever they cooperate with enterprises, enter into associations, and embrace opinions on which an anathema has been cast. It can be seen thereby that God ratifies the decrees, orders, and interdictions issued by the Head of the Church, and that He keeps them in force even though men show no concern for them, reject them, or laugh them to scorn." - Bl. Anna-Katarina Emmerich (German Augustinian Nun and Stigmatist)

Rome Has Spoken. The issue is settled.

Written by Bob Stanley, 1997
Updated November 25, 2001
Updated August 27, 2007
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