I could talk about the Calvinist formulation of salvation, because the issues around our state in nature are clearly delineated here. But the duty for the church is also delineated. And our judgment.
At present, that is more important.
9On that day, says the LORD, courage shall fail the king and the officials; the priests shall be appalled and the prophets astounded. 10Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD, how utterly you have deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘It shall be well with you,’ even while the sword is at the throat!”
12All who have sinned apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. 13For it is not the hearers of the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but the doers of the law who will be justified.14When Gentiles, who do not possess the law, do instinctively what the law requires, these, though not having the law, are a law to themselves. 15They show that what the law requires is written on their hearts, to which their own conscience also bears witness; and their conflicting thoughts will accuse or perhaps excuse them 16on the day when, according to my gospel, God, through Jesus Christ, will judge the secret thoughts of all.
17But if you call yourself a Jew and rely on the law and boast of your relation to God 18and know his will and determine what is best because you are instructed in the law, 19and if you are sure that you are a guide to the blind, a light to those who are in darkness, 20a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of children, having in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth, 21you, then, that teach others, will you not teach yourself? While you preach against stealing, do you steal? 22You that forbid adultery, do you commit adultery? You that abhor idols, do you rob temples? 23You that boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? 24For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.
Put simply, we need to get our own house in order. Barnhardt, who is one of the most radical converts to Rome that I am aware of, puts it this way, in the current context (The Kraut with an IQ of 180 is Ratzinger, who has just resigned).
Now I’m just and ex-cattle broker from Denver, so what would I know? BUT I have it from a good source that …
The 300 page dossier by the three cardinals on the homosexual mafia and the homosexual cardinals WILL BE READ ALOUD AT THE CONCLAVE in the presence of ALL of the voting cardinals with NAMES NAMED after the oath of secrecy is taken.
These recent resignations of cardinals may very well be the sodomites running scared.
And yes, the Vatican sodomites are tied to the Vatican bank. Are we really shocked that sexual perversion and financial crimes are linked? You people who are STILL falling for the “what people do in their sex lives doesn’t matter” meme have got to wake up. Sex, be it homo or hetero, DOES MATTER. Bill Clinton’s escapades with Monica DID MATTER, because if a person can operate in the realm of sexuality with zero morality, shame or remorse, what do you think that implies about their business dealings, political dealings or their general psychological state? Sexual perversion and promiscuity are directly correlated to sociopathy and psychopathy. Sane people don’t treat other people like pieces of meat. Sane people don’t treat themselves like pieces of meat. Sane people regard other people as subjects, not objects. Sane people have consciences. Sane people have standards of decency and are repelled by sexual perversion.
It’s on, y’all. The Holy Spirit is on the move. When I was in the Sistine Chapel alone for those 20 minutes back in December, I stood at the foot of the altar, looking at the Last Judgment, and prayed (after the Judica Me) that the Holy Spirit would do SOMETHING at the next conclave to deliver the Church from the Marxist-homosexualist infiltrators – having NO FATHOM that it would be a matter of weeks and it would be on like Donkey Kong.
Oh, and the sodomites and their Marxist allies are learning that if you’re going to play chess with a Bavarian rocking a buck-eighty IQ, YOU. WILL. LOSE.
(If she deigns to read across the Tiber, can i ask per please to have links to each post — I can only link to the blog).
We are taught to flee sexual immorality, for it damages us. If you don’t get a STI (and these are becoming untreatable, again. The antibiotic resistance is huge now), your psyche gets damaged or your heart gets broken. What we forget, and Barnhadt has reminded us, the things you do to enable your lusts cause damage to others, and the hypocrisy we show drives people away from the gospel.
Now, we are all fallen. We all have our favourite vices and secret sins. And we all need support in dealing with them. for we are not supposed to accept how we are, but look instead at Christ, and become more like him.
The Catholic example here is of benefit for the entire church. It is not merely the RCC who have standards.And scandals, because the leadership does not live up to them.