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Friday, 21 November 2014

Denial of Sin=Denial of Christ

Recently, it has occurred to me that the separation of the sheep and the goats is not only in the future at the final judgment, but now.

More and more I am seeing people simply walking away from the Truth. I have met too many people who deny that sin is sin, that the Church has the fullness of Truth, and that the only way to heaven is through Christ, the Way, the Truth and the Life.

It may be that some people are more open about discussing the fact that they are Catholics and have departed from even believing in the Ten Commandments.

But, I think there is a new boldness, a new arrogance of sin which is held even by some Catholics.

I cannot understand people lying about sin when it is clearly shown to them. Some people are grateful when something serious is pointed out in loving concern. But, to outright deny natural law is a new boldness I have seen in the past few weeks.

People do not want to know Church teaching. They do not want to hear about tough decisions of repentance.

They want cheap grace, and false hopes of salvation without repentance.

Denial of sin in one's self leads to the denial of sin in others. Grandparents who now are supportive of ssm just because one of their grandchildren is living a gay lifestyle is one example of the denial of sin I have met in the States and in several European countries. These Catholics do not see that by ignoring or cooperating with evil they are endangering their own souls.

Christ did not have a middle group of animals in the separation of the sheep and the goats. There are no lamas in between, those who may have had the Truth once but decided it was too hard, too inconvenient.

Sadly, salvation does come down to our own decisions as to whether we follow Christ and His Church, not man-made "religions". To ignore the Truth is a sin in and of itself.

To deny sin is to deny the Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. Indeed, to deny sin is to deny the Incarnation.