Saturday, December 17, 2016

Kasper/Pope Francis Crisis is "like the Arian Crisis in the 4th Century" that "Believed that Christ was not Divine"

Is the Kasper/Pope Francis crisis worse than the Arian crisis?

The current crisis may be worst because the current Pope's personal beliefs appears to be directly countering Church doctrines such as those that state unrepentant persons in mortal sin can't receive Holy Communion or repentance is required to receive God's mercy.

The Kasper/Pope Francis teaching appears to implicitly deny the core infallible doctrine of the Catholic Church that Jesus Christ is God.

The famous Fr. Z thinks the current crisis is at least as bad as the Arian crisis. He said:

"Today we are facing something rather like the Arian crisis in the 4th century.

Think about it this way.  There are a lot of people – more and more – going over to the position that Christ simply got it wrong about indissolubility of marriage (Kasperites).  That means that He wasn’t divine, right?  Moreover, these same people are reducing Holy Communion to a token of affirmation in the comfortable club we all more or less belong to.  What does that say for their belief in the divinity of the Lord?

The questions which are being hotly debated today go waaaaay beyond mere considerations of Communion for one group of sinners in hard cases (the divorced and civilly remarried).  The questions go ultimately to:  Who is Jesus Christ?

In the early centuries of the Church this question had to be settled by the Council of Nicea.  There were those who, following the heretical proposition of the priest Arius, believed that Christ was not divine as the Father is divine, that Christ was the greatest of creatures."[http://wdtprs.com/blog/2016/12/6-dec-st-nicholas-snowflake-alert-not-a-safe-space/]

Cardinal Sarah, also, thinks the Kasper proposal counters another core doctrine of the Church: the salvation of souls. He said on Church Militant:

"The answer doesn't lie in vague language about whether the Church should be merciful toward sinners, either, but in whether a sinner has repented and returned to true communion with the Church. Ultimately, said Cdl. Sarah, 'If there's no repentance, there's no mercy.'

What if the sinner, the unrepentant adulterer, decides to receive Communion anyway?

Cardinal Sarah, citing St. Paul, warned, 'If he does so knowingly, and does it of his own will, he eats unto his own condemnation.'"[http://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/cdl.-sarah-if-theres-no-repentance-theres-no-mercy]

The Church infallibly teaches that the Eucharistic is Jesus Christ who is true God and true man. The Kasper/Pope Francis teaching appears to want unrepentant persons in mortal sin to receive Jesus Christ in Holy Communion.

If this is true, it is an act of sacrilege against Jesus Christ who is God.

Further, they appear to want to get around St Paul when he said  'If he does so knowingly, and does it of his own will, he eats unto his own condemnation."

They are gambling that invincible ignorance and not a well form conscience might save the unrepentant sinner from condemnation. They are gambling with the eternal salvation of human persons.

As Cardinal Burke said:

"And here we’re talking about the salvation of souls, people being led into error in matters which have to do with their eternal salvation."[https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-burke-responds-to-dubia-critics-not-a-sign-of-illness-to-care-abou

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