For the first fifteen hundred years in the life of the Catholic Church the most influential heresies that sprung up from those from within her body all had one common trait; that is, they were all directed towards undermining or diminishing the Churches teaching on who Christ Jesus was and is. In other words, they were direct assaults on the divinity of Christ.
For example, the Sabellianist in the early third century rejected the doctrine of the Trinity by teaching that Jesus Christ and God the Father were not distinct persons, but were two offices/aspects of just ‘one’ person. This is a heresy that never died actually, because lies never do – it can be found in some Protestant sects still today. Arianism, in the fourth century, taught that Jesus was not divine, but was just a creature made by God. Again, still an active false teaching that we find in Jehovah Witnessism and Islam. Nestorianism in the fifth century sought to tear apart the union of the humanity and divinity of Christ Jesus by teaching that Mary was not the Theotokos (Gk ‘God-bearer’/Mother of God), which Elizabeth had called her (Cf. Lk. 1:43), but had only bore his human nature in her womb. Nostorius, bishop of Constantinople proposed the alternative title Christotokos (Gk. ‘Christ-bearer’/Mother of Christ’). Picking up from Nestorius’ implication that Christ was two people with two distinct/unhypostatic/different natures (one human and one divine), the Monophysites went a step further to teach that Christ is actually one person, but with only the nature (human and divine fused together – not hypostatic).
Then there were the heresies that simply sought to undermine the teaching authority of the Catholic Church by reworking the terminology of doctrine, such as Montanism (late second century) Catharism (eleventh century); and there were the heresies that sought to undermine the teachings of Christ by making salvation a complicated and/or esoteric process, such as the Gnostism (first and second century), Pelagianism (fifth century), and Semi-Pelagianism (fifth century).
Finally, there came Protestantism, which combined all of the attacks of the heresies of the past into one attractive offering, by reworking the terminology of Catholicism, as did Catharism; making Christ less than who the Catholic Church taught He was in and through the Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist; though it didn’t attack Mary as Nestorius did, it just forgot about her. And for the past five hundred years Protestant sects has continue to multiply like roaches and splintering the people of God into thousands upon thousands of denominations that reflect nothing of the magnificent Oneness of God that the Catholic Church still maintains.
MODERN CATHOLIC HERETICS – TOOLS OF SATAN
You would have to be a complete fool to think that Satan has let up on the Catholic Church! Satan knows for a fact that the Catholic Church is the only force on the face of this earth that God Himself put here to wage war against his machinations. If you ever want to know what Satan is up to – how he is trying to destroy humanity, just take a look at what troubles that the Catholic Church is dealing with from within and without. And don’t be surprised that I said ‘from within’. Read the Gospels. It was often inside of synagogues that Jesus was casting out demons. The wheat and the weed grow together for now.
Satan is attacking the priesthood! As I touched on in ‘Satan’s Chronicle and The Final Push to Tempt Humans into Self Destruction’, it wasn’t enough for Satan to test vanity of men to make some who should have never become priests to chase that vocation and all of its title. Nor, was it enough to tempt some of those priests into committing some of the worse perversions against children and neighbor that the world has ever known. On the contrary, the goal of Satan is to completely destroy the priesthood! With no priesthood there no Catholic Church. It’s as simple as that.
So now Satan is using both clergy and the laity alike in the Roman Latin Rite to cry-out for women to be allowed to become priests and for all priests to be allowed to marry. Do not think these movements are simply innocent happenings when you hear about them! These heretics of the faith and underminers of the discipline are wolves in sheep’s clothing! Don’t be surprised that the popular media publicizes them! The goal here is not the strengthen the priesthood! The goal is to make it less than what is has been and to weaken it. It is to stir up confusion and scandal. There are women who call themselves Catholic priests right now who are deceiving innocent sheep and leading them to the slaughter. Rather than praying to God to strengthen the priesthood and for more men to respond to their call to the priesthood, these tools of Satan cry-out for it to be weakened.
Distract, Divide, Dehumanize, and Destroy. We are in living in the final phase of Satan’s plan. This is the Final Push against the very first command of God, and he only got this far by getting enough people to reject the second command to observe the Passover, and the only way to turn the tide is to return to Sacrifice of the Mass and unite ourselves again with the Body and Blood of our Lord in the one cup and one bread.
In the end, it’s your choice whether you will continue to be part of the problem – a tool of Satan or part of the solution. Decide this day who you will serve! As far as me and my household, we choose to serve the Lord.
If you choose you can keep the commandments; it is loyalty to do his will.
There are set before you fire and water; to whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand. Before man are life and death, whichever he chooses shall be given him. Sirach 15:14-17
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Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
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