Supersessionism Is De Fide

Pope Double-Faced.

Pope Double-Faced.

 

 

Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people yielding is fruits.” (Matt. 21:43).

This was in the Novus ordo Gospel reading of today. 

If your priest is worth something, he has probably touched the matter of Supersessionism: the old covenant has ceased, the New Covenant has substituted it. The New Covenant is not something existing besides the old one. If it were so, Christ would be an option. But Christ is not an option. Not if you are Christian, and not if you aren’t.

The Church expressed this Truth admirably in the following excerpt from the famous Council of Florence: 

“The sacrosanct Roman Church … firmly believes, professes, and teaches that the matter pertaining to the Old Testament, of the Mosaic law, which are divided into ceremonies, sacred rites, sacrifices, and sacraments, because they were established to signify something in the future, although they were suited to the divine worship at that time, after Our Lord’s coming had been signified by them, ceased, and the sacraments of the New Testament began; … All, therefore, who after that time observe circumcision and the Sabbath and the other requirements of the law, it (the Roman Church) declares alien to the Christian faith and not in the least fit to participate in eternal salvation, unless someday they recover from these errors.”

It truly is very clear, and of course it does not deny the issues of the Invincible Ignorance, but it puts it in the proper context: might it be that Christ decides to save the one or the other who, by way of special goodness, is deemed worthy of escaping a horrible fate, the horrible fate is still the standard fate that expects him bar an extraordinary act of mercy, because (from the same council):

“The Most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews, heretics, and schismatics can ever be partakers of eternal life, but that they are to go into the eternal fire ‘which was prepared for the devil and his angels,’ (Mt. 25:41) unless before death they are joined with Her…”

(note it does not state “they decide of their own conscious volition to join Her”; God shall not take orders from men).

In short, therefore, it can be safely said that we not only can, but must profess that there can be no two acceptable ways, Christianity and Judaism.

If, however, you want to read the long version, my attention was drawn today (via Harvesting The Fruit) to an extremely well-written article from John Vennari.

This article explains in detail not only the right and wrong positions on this issue, but the progressive slip into error of now several Popes (Benedict not excluded), who have either openly expressed themselves in a way contrary to Supersessionism or have allowed their position to remain ambiguous at best.

I only add the immense hypocrisy of saying to Christians 

When one does not profess Jesus Christ, I am reminded of the phrase of Léon Bloy: “He who does not pray the Lord, prays the devil”.
When one does not profess the Lord, one professes the worldliness of the devil, the worldliness of Satan.
The Church officially recognizes that the People of Israel continue to be the Chosen People. Nowhere does it say, ‘You lost the game, now it is our turn’

or to all non-Catholics

“Do you need to convince the other to become Catholic? No, no, no!

Is he, or is he not, The Most Astonishing Hypocrite In Church History, short: TMAHICH?*

Articles like Vennari’s should actually come from religious, not laymen. The laymen are busying the keyboards because the clergy are, with some laudable exception, pretty much missing in action; or rather, missing in inaction.

Enjoy the article, which is not very long considering the importance and the scale of the matter.

And think of it next time you see a Pope with a kippah, and participating to some Jewish ritual.

Mundabor

* ® Mundabor 2014.

Posted on October 5, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. This notion that Jesus is “just one way” is such an obvious failing of those who worship Vatican II as the Mother of All Councils. It’s a grotesque deformity in the life of the Church since 1965 or so.

    Vatican II is worshiped more than Jesus Himself now. One only has to read the preamble to the Council to see how absurd things have become.

  2. Part of the Lord’s covenant with Israel was that they were given the right to own virtually all the Middle East. If the Pope believes that this covenant is still in force, then he should support Israel’s territorial claims and condemn the “Palestinian state”.

    But, of course, the Pope goes in for rhetoric, not logic …

  3. Walter Kasper, sublime theologian and front-man for Francis’ October revolution : “… the old theory of substitution [that is, the theory of the New Covenant substituting for the Old] is gone since the Second Vatican Council… Therefore, the Church believes that Judaism, i.e., the faithful response of the Jewish people to God’s irrevocable covenant, is salvific for them, because God is faithful to his promises.”
    (The Great Façade, Ferrara & Woods, 2002 — my emphasis).

  4. Kasper the friendly heretic, again: ’Judaism… is salvific for them, because God is faithful to his promises… Thus mission, in this strict sense, cannot be used with regard to the Jews, who believe in the true and one God. Therefore… there does not exist any Catholic missionary organization for the Jews…” (ibid., p. 206)

    Mission “cannot be used”. The Great Commission of Our Lord and Saviour is irrelevant / illicit when it comes to the very people he became incarnate to save, says the Cardinal. No. Our Lord established a Catholic missionary organisation specifically for the salvation of the Jews… the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Of which Kasper is not only a prince, but the reigning Sovereign Pontiff’s favourite theologian.

    I know the argument runs that there have been worse eras in the history of the Church.. but when such astounding and foundational heresies are able to be promulgated at the highest levels, entirely unchallenged – heresies which are as good as denying Our Blessed Lord himself – alongside the moral degradation these same men champion – well, I struggle to agree. How does it get worse than this?

  5. There was no chance for a proper sermon here in Poland. Some boring letter from the Conference of Bishops was read, almost completely avoiding the topic.

    Those letters are becoming more and more frequent nowadays.

    • Interesting.
      A good way to let the bishop slowly indoctrinate the faithful, out of fear that the priest might make good Catholic of them?
      M

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