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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The Sin of Incredulity Part Two

An irony exists concerning the sin of incredulity. We all saw first-hand this sin of not believing in the Teaching Magisterium of the Church among some cardinals at the Synod.

However, many laity, precisely, have fallen into the same sin in the way they are criticizing or judging the Synod events.

To follow a false seer, because of the incredulity of some of the hierarchy, is to fall into the exact same deceitful mind-set.

Those demons of the air in charge of the sins connected to incredulity, heresy and apostasy, seem to be working overtime.

One sin can lead to another without prudence.

Heretics in Hell-Dante's Inferno
Obedience is the greatest virtue one needs to stay away from the sin of incredulity.

Obedience follows humility.

Thankfully, I learned this and passed this on to my son, who expressed the other day that the primary virtue needed now is obedience, not the seeking of false security. I asked him how he had learned this, (although he had expressed it at age twelve, by telling me then, when I corrected him and said he had to be obedient to me, "Mum, I know I have to be obedient. Obedience underlines all the virtues.") On Monday, he noted that he had learned this by being the son of a strict single mum. Parents, take heed of the great importance of asking your children to obey you.

Virtue formation starts earlier and if we miss out of that, we must catch up.

That is our duty as adult Catholics, to learn the Faith and live it. 

We all have discernment with the gift of knowledge given to us in Confirmation. Some choose freely to go against this gift.

All one needs to do is to study the teachings of the Church and learn how to think like a Catholic and not like a protestant.

If one is confused, pray.

Doctrine informs the spiritual life. Without a grounding in doctrine, one will fall prey to false seers.

Ignore most private revelations. People are losing their Catholic Faith through these seers, which is the entire reason they are speaking-satan's ploy.

Some of the following heresies in this lost list of attacks on Catholic Teaching, are held by the supposed holy seers. 

I taught an "Isms" class way back in 2002 and the students learned to spot these heresies, all of them, in today's culture.

And, again from the CCC:

678 Following in the steps of the prophets and John the Baptist, Jesus announced the judgment of the Last Day in his preaching.582 Then will the conduct of each one and the secrets of hearts be brought to light.583 Then will the culpable unbelief that counted the offer of God's grace as nothing be condemned.584 Our attitude to our neighbor will disclose acceptance or refusal of grace and divine love.585 On the Last Day Jesus will say: "Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me."586

1851 It is precisely in the Passion, when the mercy of Christ is about to vanquish it, that sin most clearly manifests its violence and its many forms: unbelief, murderous hatred, shunning and mockery by the leaders and the people, Pilate's cowardice and the cruelty of the soldiers, Judas' betrayal - so bitter to Jesus, Peter's denial and the disciples' flight. However, at the very hour of darkness, the hour of the prince of this world,126 the sacrifice of Christ secretly becomes the source from which the forgiveness of our sins will pour forth inexhaustibly.

1860 Unintentional ignorance can diminish or even remove the imputability of a grave offense. But no one is deemed to be ignorant of the principles of the moral law, which are written in the conscience of every man. The promptings of feelings and passions can also diminish the voluntary and free character of the offense, as can external pressures or pathological disorders. Sin committed through malice, by deliberate choice of evil, is the gravest.

apologies for the bold gremlin in the works this morning...