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Monday, 16 September 2013

List of heresies spotted on the weekend in a heresy watch to buy this
1) A misunderstanding on the meaning of the Incarnation-Christ did come to redeem us from sin and death.

2) The denial of Original Sin, which is connected to the misunderstanding of the Salvific act of Christ on the Cross.

3) The denial of the uniqueness of the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church, confusing the Church with other man-made institutions.

4) False ecumenism, which involves stating that all religions have some fullness of truth (no) and that the Catholic Church has much in common with Buddhist and Hindu idea of transcendence (no).

5) Lack of knowledge of the meaning of the Immaculate Conception and that Mary is the new Eve-a woman of perfection, without sin, without Original Sin and with a unique, intimate relationship with the Trinity.

6) The belief in universal salvation, that everyone is saved and that there is no Hell. Sorry, but God is Just as well as Merciful. This belief states that only demons are in hell.

7) The idea that Allah is the same as God the Father, as revealed both in the Old and the New Testament. No-Allah is not a father, he is not the father of the Son of God, nor is he in relationship with the Holy Spirit as in the Trinity.

8) The idea that the Church is invisible and not an institution created by Christ.

9) The belief that we can have a reasonable hope that no one is in Hell-no, sorry, connected to 6.

10) The idea that holiness is separate from the sacraments, grace, and the merits of the Catholic Church and can, therefore, be attained by man's own efforts without the above.

11) The idea that all religions are revealed by God-no there are only two revealed religions: Judaism and Catholicism

12)  That there are errors of doctrine or dogma in the Old Testament-no; in fact, even historical facts, such as the Fall of Jericho, have been demonstrated by archaeology. There are many mysteries yet to be discovered in Old Testament history.

13) That is one is a heretic in one small way, one is not a heretic. No, a person who is a heresiarch is usually off in more than one area.

14) And a misconception, rather than a heresy, that community is more important than the abuses in the Mass and therefore, one chooses knowingly to attend a Mass where there are liturgical abuses just for the community. 

15) The other big heresy met is the denial of the unique creation of man and woman, an Adam and Eve, which we must believe-the unique creation of two-perfect humans; and the unique creation of the soul. 

Check this out. Humani Generis.

37. When, however, there is question of another conjectural opinion, namely polygenism, the children of the Church by no means enjoy such liberty. For the faithful cannot embrace that opinion which maintains that either after Adam there existed on this earth true men who did not take their origin through natural generation from him as from the first parent of all, or that Adam represents a certain number of first parents. Now it is in no way apparent how such an opinion can be reconciled with that which the sources of revealed truth and the documents of the Teaching Authority of the Church propose with regard to original sin, which proceeds from a sin actually committed by an individual Adam and which, through generation, is passed on to all and is in everyone as his own.[12]

38. Just as in the biological and anthropological sciences, so also in the historical sciences there are those who boldly transgress the limits and safeguards established by the Church. In a particular way must be deplored a certain too free interpretation of the historical books of the Old Testament. Those who favor this system, in order to defend their cause, wrongly refer to the Letter which was sent not long ago to the Archbishop of Paris by the Pontifical Commission on Biblical Studies.[13] This letter, in fact, clearly points out that the first eleven chapters of Genesis, although properly speaking not conforming to the historical method used by the best Greek and Latin writers or by competent authors of our time, do nevertheless pertain to history in a true sense, which however must be further studied and determined by exegetes; the same chapters, (the Letter points out), in simple and metaphorical language adapted to the mentality of a people but little cultured, both state the principal truths which are fundamental for our salvation, and also give a popular description of the origin of the human race and the chosen people. If, however, the ancient sacred writers have taken anything from popular narrations (and this may be conceded), it must never be forgotten that they did so with the help of divine inspiration, through which they were rendered immune from any error in selecting and evaluating those documents.
39. Therefore, whatever of the popular narrations have been inserted into the Sacred Scriptures must in no way be considered on a par with myths or other such things, which are more the product of an extravagant imagination than of that striving for truth and simplicity which in the Sacred Books, also of the Old Testament, is so apparent that our ancient sacred writers must be admitted to be clearly superior to the ancient profane writers.

To be continued...