You Must Either Keep the Whole Law, or Reject it
"For whoever keeps the whole law, but offends in one point,
has become guilty in all."
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."
"...so 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."
"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;..."
"OBEY YOUR SUPERIORS AND BE SUBJECT TO
THEM, FOR THEY KEEP WATCH AS HAVING TO RENDER AN ACCOUNT OF YOUR SOULS; SO THAT
THEY MAY DO THIS WITH JOY,
AND NOT WITH GRIEF, FOR
THAT WOULD NOT BE EXPEDIENT FOR YOU."
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."
Now, just what do these verses
prefigure? This is exactly how the Pope and the
Magisterium work in
conjunction with the Holy
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
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
back. Inclusive language is now being
A persons private opinion has no bearing whatsoever on
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
"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
"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
"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."
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.
LETTER OF THE HOLY OFFICE TO THE ARCHBISHOP OF BOSTON, AUG. 8,
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."
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
Written by Bob Stanley,
Updated November 25, 2001
August 27, 2007
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