Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
¡Viva Cristo † Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!
Benedictus Deus in Saecula!
I offer all I do to the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts any errors are mine.
My Letter to “Called to Communion” on EWTN
Called to Communion is one of the only Catholic shows I like to listen to because it seems to be based on truth according to Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. The show is hosted by Dr. David Anders a convert from Calvinism. It is a show for non-Catholics and what is keeping them from being A Catholic. On November 30th a woman called and said she didn’t understand why Catholics do not bring their Bibles to church.
Can you explain to me why is it that most Catholics do not believe the Holy Word of God from the Bible and that they pick and choose what they will believe as in Genesis 1-11 on how the world and man were created?
If the Bible is to be “inerrant” but we do not have to believe Genesis as “truth” then would Genesis 1-11 be “errant”? If Genesis is errant what else could be err with the words in the Bible? Can you see that this places doubt into the human mind.
In Dei Verbum Dogmatic Constitution by Pope Paul VI 1965 after the Second Vatican Council, the first paragraph says: Therefore, following in the footsteps of the Council of Trent and of the First Vatican Council, this present council wishes to set forth authentic doctrine on divine revelation and how it is handed on, so that by hearing the message of salvation the whole world may believe, by believing it may hope, and by hoping it may love.
In paragraph 6 it says: Through divine revelation, God chose to show forth and communicate Himself and the eternal decisions of His will regarding the salvation of men. That is to say, He chose to share with them those divine treasures which totally transcend the understanding of the human mind. (6) 6. cf. Council of Trent, session IV, loc. cit.: Denzinger 783 (1501)
If you don’t have to believe the first words of God in Genesis why in the world would you have to believe any of the Bible including John 6:54 Then Jesus said to them: Amen, amen, I say to you: Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. Or take literally John 5:45 Think not that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one that accuseth you, Moses, in whom you trust.46 For if you did believe Moses, you would perhaps believe me also; *for he wrote of me.47 But if you do not believe his writings: how will you believe my words?
The Church has made this teaching clear in the Fourth Lateran Council, Vatican 1 and the Council of Trent but no one seems to pay any attention to the doctrine because it is “out dated” and we are still evolving.
Dr. Andres in your answer to me yesterday made many references to “allegories” this is not an allegory this is true history from the Bible that needs to be read and believed as true. It was held true until science came into play and we started molding things on human wisdom and not the wisdom given to us by the Third Person of the Holy Trinity.
But many believe that we do not have to believe that God created Adam from the clay of the earth, that we can believe Adam was conceived in the womb of a beast or that he evolved over millions of years of death and destruction. This could not possibly be true, since there was NO death until AFTER the Fall besides which sounds more true and which fits better in mirroring the New Testament?
How does this mirror the Holy Ghost in Luke 1:35The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God. Think about this scenario: The Holy Ghost over shadowed the Ape (Blessed Virgin Mary) and Adam was then the fruit of the womb of the Ape (Blessed Virgin Mary) IF the New Testament Mirrors the Old, does this sound alright to you? Have we found ourselves believing in our own “reason” because of a science “theory” of theistic evolution over the holy words of God? And in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrine the precepts of men.~Matthew 15:9 Confraternity Bible
Who was Adam’s Father? Who was Adams Mother?
How can it be safe for your eternal soul to believe the error of theistic evolution? It is easy to believe, what you find “easy” to understand from God’s words in the Bible and reject what you do not find easy or don’t like.
St. Augustine of Hippo said: “If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don't like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.”
May God have mercy on those who do not hear His Holy Word and believe!