15.12.16

A new religion: a different god

In the days when Cd. Mueller was still allowed to do his job, back in 2013, he had an article published in L'Osservatore Romano (ON THE INDISSOLUBILITY OF MARRIAGE AND THE DEBATE CONCERNING THE CIVILLY REMARRIED AND THE SACRAMENTS), where he presented and defended the doctrine of the Church against those who want to allow unrepentant adulterers to receive the Eucharist.

In this article there was an intriguing reference that is now plainly (and painfully) clear to all who have eyes to see.

A different God

Cd. Mueller stated:
"A further case for the admission of remarried divorcees to the sacraments is argued in terms of mercy. Given that Jesus himself showed solidarity with the suffering and poured out his merciful love upon them, mercy is said to be a distinctive quality of true discipleship. This is correct, but it misses the mark when adopted as an argument in the field of sacramental theology. The entire sacramental economy is a work of divine mercy and it cannot simply be swept aside by an appeal to the same. An objectively false appeal to mercy also runs the risk of trivializing the image of God, by implying that God cannot do other than forgive. The mystery of God includes not only his mercy but also his holiness and his justice. If one were to suppress these characteristics of God and refuse to take sin seriously, ultimately it would not even be possible to bring God’s mercy to man. Jesus encountered the adulteress with great compassion, but he said to her “Go and do not sin again” (Jn 8:11). God’s mercy does not dispense us from following his commandments or the rules of the Church. Rather it supplies us with the grace and strength needed to fulfil them, to pick ourselves up after a fall, and to live life in its fullness according to the image of our heavenly Father."
This god that "cannot do other than forgive" and whose holiness and justice were, for all practical purposes, suppressed is not God.


A different Jesus

Around one year after the previously quoted article, Cd. Mueller spoke to the International Theological Commission (this was recently mentioned in a EWTN GB article), and stated:
"[A] division between 'theory' and 'practice' of the Faith would reflect a subtle christological 'heresy'. It would be the fruit of a division in the mistery of the eternal Word of the Father which became flesh. It would be the omission of the incarnational dynamic of each sane theology and of all the evangelizing mission of the Church. Christ who can be said to be the first theologian of Scripture, the theologian par excelence, said 'I am the way, the truth and the life'. There is no truth without life and no life without truth."
The Jesus that is being preached by many is a counterfeit Jesus.


A fickle Holy Spirit

Proponents of communion for adulterers 'blame' the Holy Spirit for all that has happened in the last few years and accuse those who stand by the doctrine of the church of 'not being open to the 'Spirit' or the 'god of suprises'.

What they are saying could be rephrased in the following way: For about 2.000 the Holy Spirit suggested a certain course of action and in the last few months, changed his mind, and  started suggesting the opposite.

But as a recent crisis article states, the "Holy Spirit leads us into truth, because the Spirit is God, and God is Truth. And truth does not change, just as God does not change. Our understanding of the truth may improve—it may sharpen or clarify or elaborate—but it will not move us to say “yes” one moment and “no” another...

The 'spirit' that is being invoked in defense of all these innovations is not the Holy Spirit.


Man takes the place of God

As I argued a year ago, at the heart of all this is regnocentrism. Bergoglism is the most recent incarnation of the post-christian ideology which posits the end of God and the exaltation of Man.

[UPDATE] After I wrote the last two posts, Steve Skojec published a more thorough account of the recent history of 'communion for protestants' which ends like this:
"Elevating man over God — a theme that arose in the first exhortation of this pontificate — is really a form of idolatry. The kind of idolatry that leads, as I’ve said before, to the prioritization of things like “excessive concern for the material well-being of the poor, distribution of resources, or care for the environment – over and above concern for the salvation of souls.”

We are moving far too quickly toward the next milestone. More damage will be done. More souls harmed, or even lost.

Formal correction can’t come soon enough.
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