THE SYNOD

But they shall proceed no farther: for their folly shall be manifest to all, as theirs also was. 2 Timothy 3,9.

They shall proceed no further; how then does he say elsewhere, They will increase unto more ungodliness? 2 Timothy 2:16 He there means, that beginning to innovate and to deceive, they will not pause in their error, but will always invent new deceits and corrupt doctrines, for error is never stationary. But here he says, that they shall not be able to deceive, nor carry men away with them, for however at first they may seem to impose upon them, they will soon and easily be detected. For that he is speaking to this effect appears from what follows. For their folly shall be manifest unto all. Whence? Every way— as theirs also was. For if errors flourish at first, they do not continue to the end, for so it is with things that are not fair by nature, but fair in appearance; they flourish for a time, and then are detected, and come to nought. But not such are our doctrines, and of these you are a witness, for in our doctrines there is no deceit, for who would choose to die for a deceit?

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I am puzzled and bemused by the handwringing and lamentations of those people who consider themselves to be Catholic or ‘traditional’ Catholics, regarding the outcome of the last Synod. If the Bishops and Cardinals of the post-Vatican II Catholic Church can deny Our Lord’s explicit teachings regarding the necessity of Baptism with Water and the Holy Ghost for Salvation, why can’t they deny HIS equally explicit teachings about marriage and divorce? Why can’t every single teaching of Our Lord be denied? Why can’t the necessity of HIS Incarnation, Crucifixion and Resurrection be denied which, after all, is the real objective behind the introduction of the heresies of salvation by Baptism of Desire, both explicit and implicit, and salvation by Invincible Ignorance?

“If mankind could be saved outside of the Church just as well as in it, why was the Church of Jesus Christ established ? If there are good fishes outside of the net that are to be chosen into the vessels of divine election as well as those that have been good within it, for what purpose was the net cast into the sea ? And if heaven can be attained on easier terms outside of the Church than within it, then the work of Jesus Christ and of His Apostles was altogether unnecessary, and the promises of Him whose word “shall not pass away “, false and worthless. From this it is evident that they who condemn this doctrine of the Church condemn the doctrine of Christ ; and to do this is to deny alike His holiness, His veracity, and His divinity.”

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What will it take for those ‘Catholics’ who prefer to believe in the fiction that the post- Vatican II Church is the Catholic Church founded by St. Peter, to finally wake up to the fact that the post-Vatican II Church is heretical because the Dogmas of the Faith regarding the necesssity of Baptism with Water and Faith for salvation were, and continue to be, denied? To deny one Dogma of the Faith is the same as to deny all. Any ‘Catholic’ who believes in, and defends salvation by Baptism of Desire, or Invincible Ignorance is no better than Cardinal Kaspersky or Cardinal Schönburn, and your eternal fate will be the same, unless of course, you repent of the heresy.

I look at those Cardinals, Bishops and priests who are seventy or older with absolute horror. They were adults at the time of Vatican II and they must be fully aware of, or at least should be, the destruction to the Catholic Faith, Church and society as a whole that the abandonment of the doctrine of EENS has caused. If I were them I would be quaking in my boots at the thought of impending death.

Millions of Catholics, like myself, who were catechised before Vatican II must be living still. William Biersach, Link, and I can’t be the only Catholics over sixty who still remember their catechism. We were given the enormous grace of being catechised in the True Faith and every single one of us needs to testify to the fact the the doctrine of EENS was the doctrine of the Church before Vatican II, or suffer the consequences of our negation, or passivity in the face of the denial, of this doctrine.

Jews, Muslims and Protestants, the Eternal Enemies of the Catholic Faith, Church and Civilization.

‘God knows all men and He knows that amongst Protestants, Muslims, Buddhists and in the whole of humanity there are men of good will. They receive the grace of baptism without knowing it, but in an effective way. In this way they become part of the Church.’

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If this were true, then the thousands of Catholics who died at the hands of Muslims, Protestants and, I dare say Buddhists as well, rather than renounce their faith, were complete and utter fools! If God can discern amongst Protestants, Muslims and Buddhists those who desire to do HIS Will, then surely it would not be beyond HIS powers to discern those baptized Catholics who renounced their Faith to save their lives but really, in their heart of hearts, continued to hold the Catholic faith.

The gloves are off! In Europe now we are witnessing the final destruction of the civilization built by the Catholic Church with an invasion of Muslims instigated by the jewish/protestant, anglo-american alliance. The anglo -american alliance at the behest of the jews, deliberately destabilized North Africa and the Middle East, replacing secular rulers, who protected the extant Catholic and Christian Orthodox communities, by the Wahhabists, an extremist Muslim sect founded in Saudia Arabia 200 years or so ago. It is said, and I tend to believe it, that Wahhabists, like the Dönmeh in Turkey who carried out the genocide of the Armenian Catholics, are in fact crypto -jews. This would explain the Israeli/ Saudia Arabia alliance, the funding of the ISIS terrorists by the USA and the fact that the ISIS terrorists have never attacked Israel but only the more secular Muslim states. Once Catholic European nations are now being invaded by Muslim refugees with the complicity of their own Governments who are owned and controlled by the jewish central banks and are governed by crypto-jews.

In England the heads of the two main parties are crypto-jews. Cameron, the leader of the conservative party, claims to be a proud descendant of Emilio Levita. Jeremy Corbyn does not claim to be jewish, but his parent’s names were David and Naomi and they met whilst fighting on the side of the  Spanish communists against Franco in the Spanish civil war. His supposed support for Palestine against Israel is just a farce, a pretense to fool the gullible public, rather like the farce that is the supposed dispute between the FSSPX and the Vatican II Church. If we looked closely into the family history of most, if not all the leaders of the treacherous European Governments we would no doubt find some jewish antecedents.

Previous Muslim invasions of Europe, from that of Spain on, were all facilitated by the jews and were energetically combated by the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church knew then that She was engaged in a spiritual war. At the last siege of Vienna in 1683, the Protestants fought on the side of the Ottomans. In the Crimean war the Protestant British fought on the side of the Ottomans against Christian Orthodox Russia.

The centuries long attempt by the crypto-jews, masons and communists to infiltrate the Catholic Church to destroy it, came to fruition at Vatican II. The post-Vatican II Church is heretical because it no longer professes and teaches the Catholic Faith, just like every other single sect that arose out of Vatican II. The people of Europe have been abandoned and betrayed. They think that they are waging a secular battle when in fact they are engaged in a spiritual war that has lasted 2,000 years. They know that their civilization was superior but they don’t understand, or don’t even want to admit the reason for this, which is that European civilization  was built on the Catholic Faith, the Truth. The Catholic Church has been handicapped and made impotent by God’s enemies within, and can no longer organize the defense of Europe and the civilization that She founded.

The Jews, Protestants and Muslims know full well that they are our spiritual enemies, even if so-called Catholics blindly refuse to admit it and prefer to continue in their betrayal of the redemptive sacrifice of Our Lord God, Jesus Christ by continuing to hold the sentimental and heretical belief that followers of these diabolical religions can be saved by implicit Baptism of Desire.

 

‘I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: …’ John. 10:9

‘The doctrine of the Church also recognizes implicit baptism of desire.  This consists in doing the will of God. God knows all men and He knows that amongst Protestants, Muslims, Buddhists and in the whole of humanity there are men of good will. They receive the grace of baptism without knowing it, but in an effective way. In this way they become part of the Church.

The error consists in thinking that they are saved by their religion.  They are saved in their religion but not by it. There is no Buddhist church in heaven, no Protestant church. This is perhaps hard to accept, but it is the truth. I did not found the Church, but rather Our Lord the Son of God.  As priests we must state the truth.’

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What I particularly loathe and detest about Dom Lefebvre’s writing is his extreme cynicism. He begins the first paragraph with the most outrageous lie and ends the second paragraph by saying that ‘priests must state the truth’. The doctrine of the Church has NEVER, EVER recognized baptism of Desire, neither implicit or explicit. The problem of Baptism of Desire only arose in the 13th century with the adoption of the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas which was based on Aristotle. Up until then the understanding of the Church had been that Will preceded Intellect, and that God would somehow get the Faith to men who sincerely desired it. The adoption of the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, where Intellect has precedence over the Will, gave rise to the arcane philosophical problems of catechumens who died before receiving baptism and invincible ignorance. For an excellent and complete history of the problem of Baptism of Desire, I recommend ‘Desire and Deception’ by Charles Coulombe. Link

The crack in the edifice of the Church’s teachings about salvation was the result of vain, futile, philosophical discussions which God’s enemies pounced on and enlarged to demolish the Church when ‘ the ‘desire of a catechumen to receive baptism’ became the desire of mankind ‘to do God’s Will’.

 1 Timothy  ‘Who will have all men to be saved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth. [5] For there is one God, and one mediator of God and men, the man Christ Jesus:

 One mediator: Christ is the one and only mediator of redemption, who gave himself, as the apostle writes in the following verse.

Who gave himself a redemption for all, a testimony in due times.

Thus God’s will is for all mankind to be saved and to know the Truth. But salvation can only be achieved by faith in the redemptive sacrifice of Our Lord Jesus Christ Incarnate and belief in the Truth. The Truth being those teachings expounded by Our Lord to the Apostles, and by revelation to St. Paul, and transmitted by the Church to the faithful for almost 2,000 years until Vatican II, the Dogmas of the Faith.

Dom Lefebvre skips over the details of how Buddhists who deny the existence of God, Muslims who deny the Trinity, or Protestants who deny the authority of Tradition are able to discern God’s will, and why this ability is confined to some but not all of their coreligionists. The implication is that these people somehow receive the grace of baptism and become members of the Church without desiring it, or being aware of the fact that they are so blessed! These people according to Dom Lefebvere, are walking around amongst us as ‘hidden Catholics’. How baptism can be ‘effective’ if neither the receiver of the Grace, nor anyone else for that matter perceives any difference in their behaviour or beliefs is beyond my understanding. If this were true, I can imagine the reaction of an Ulster Protestant who on arriving in heaven discovers that all his life, without knowing it, he was a member of, and owes his salvation to the Catholic Church, ‘the whore of Babylon’. I think that he would be so disgusted that he would demand to be sent to Hell straightaway!

Effectively, what Dom Lefebvre states is that that only God knows who will be saved and it doesn’t matter what they believe in or how they behave, some people are destined to be saved ‘though the Church’.  This is a version of the Calvinist heresy of the “elect” who are predestined to be saved no matter what they do on earth. But the Calvinists do at least believe in Jesus Christ, God Incarnate.

Predestination is a heresy that has been strongly condemned by the Church because it denies that man has a free will.

But no less grave are the errors into which a second group falls by making God alone responsible for everything, and abolishing the free co-operation of the will in obtaining eternal happiness. This is done by the advocates of heretical Predestinarianism, embodied in its purest form in Calvinism and Jansenism. Those who seek the reason of predestination solely in the absolute Will of God are logically forced to admit an irresistibly efficacious grace (gratia irresistibilis), to deny the freedom of the will when influenced by grace and wholly to reject supernatural merits (as a secondary reason for eternal happiness). And since in this system eternal damnation, too, finds its only explanation in the Divine will, it further follows that concupiscence acts on the sinful will with an irresistible force, that there the will is not really free to sin, and that demerits cannot be the cause of eternal damnation.

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Instigated by Satan… Dom Lefebvre and Explicit Baptism of Desire.

St. Irenaeus :- ‘that this class of men have been instigated by Satan to a denial of that baptism which is regeneration to God, and thus to a renunciation of the whole [Christian] faith.’

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One thousand eight hundred years ago, Saint Irenaeus understood that an attack on the Catholic teaching about baptism was the means by which Satan attacks the Catholic Faith in order to destroy it. Why did the Church ever forget this lesson?

The truth of this must be now evident to everyone except the spiritually blind. Since Vatican II when the dogmas of the Faith regarding the necessity of baptism with water for salvation and Faith were  denied, the Catholic Church and the Catholic Faith have been destroyed.

From Dom Lefebvre’s “Open Letter to Confused Catholics”

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“Baptism of desire can be explicit. Many times in Africa I heard one of our catechumens say to me, “Father, baptize me straightaway because if I die before you come again, I shall go to hell.” I told him “No, if you have no mortal sin on your conscience and if you desire baptism, then you already have the grace in you.”

  1.  Here Dom Lefbvre denies the dogma of the Faith which is that baptism with water and the Holy Ghost is necessary for our salvation. In doing so he denies the Church’s doctrine on Original Sin and the necessity of Our Lord, Jesus Christ’s humble redemptive sacrifice.  Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans 6, 3:4  ‘Know you not that all we, who are baptized in Christ Jesus, are baptized in his death? [4] For we are buried together with him by baptism into death; that as Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life. [5] For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.’
  2. For Dom Lefebvre a man in the state of Original Sin can go to heaven if he desires baptism, but not if he has committed a mortal sin. Dom Lefebvre implies that mortal sin is more grievous than Original Sin. But a mortal sin can be absolved by a priest in the sacrament of Confession, if the sinner is truly repentant. To redeem mankind from Original Sin required the humble Incarnation, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ .
  3. In Chapter VI of his “Open Letter To Confused Catholics”, Dom Lefebvre states:-‘For a sacrament to be valid, the matter, the form and the intention are all needed.  The Pope himself cannot change that.  The matter is of divine institution; the Pope cannot say “tomorrow we will use alcohol for the baptism of infants, or milk.” Neither can he change the essential of the form. There are essential words. For example, one cannot say, “I baptize thee in the name of God,” because God Himself has settled this form:  “Thou shalt baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.”’ Link

Where then is the matter, form and intention in this new sacrament which is Baptism of Desire, a sacrament that was not instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ, God Incarnate?

According to Dom Lefebvre a person can receive the grace of baptism by simply desiring it. Why can’t this novel teaching be applied to the other sacraments? Perhaps, I really want to get married, I have done the course but die before the ceremony takes place, do I die a married man?

Perhaps I want to take Holy Orders and have completed the training but die before the actual ordination ceremony, do I die a priest?

5. Dom Lefebvre did not understand Catholic teaching on salvation because a baptized Catholic can still go to Hell even if he hasn’t committed a mortal sin, especially for the vice of spiritual pride. And what is the root of the denial of Our Lord’s very clear teachings on the necessity of baptism with water and Faith for salvation but spiritual pride? The idea that we, mere humans, understand God’s doctrine of salvation better than God Himself.

“Because nothing so alienates men from the loving kindness of God, and gives them over to the fire of the pit, as the tyranny of pride. For when this is present with us, our whole life becomes impure, even though we fulfill temperance, chastity, fasting, prayer, almsgiving, anything. For, Every one, says the wise man, that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord. Proverbs 16:5 

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6. By stating that men in a state of Original Sin can go to Heaven and that this state is not as grievous than the state of  mortal sin, Dom Lefebvre undermines the Church’s doctrine regarding the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady, the Mother of God. Because if people in a state of Original Sin can go to heaven then the fact that Our Lady was conceived without the stain of Original Sin is not such a unique distinction after all.

Heresy.. A Recapitulation.

“The unbelief of heretics, who confess their belief in the Gospel and resist that faith by corrupting it, is a more grievous sin than that of the heathens, because the heathens have not accepted the faith in any way at all. Hence, the unbelief of heretics is the worst sin.” – St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II-II, Q.10, art.3, ff; art.6

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WHAT IS HERESY?

“Heresy consists in a stubborn denial of truths which have been defined an proposed by the Church as divinely revealed doctrines.” (Canon 1324-1325 of the 1917 Code of Canon Law)

WHAT MUST WE BELIEVE?

“By the divine and Catholic Faith, all those things must be believed which are contained in the written Word of God and in tradition, and those which are proposed by the Church, either in a solemn pronouncement or in her ordinary and universal magisterium, to be believed as divinely revealed.” (Vatican Council I, Denzinger 1792)

We can also quote St Vincent of Lerins (from his Commonitory written circa 434) in his admonition to the Faithful of how to find the true Faith. In the aftermath of the suppression of the Arian heresy in the fourth century St Vincent encountered some difficulties in ensuring people knew and practised the true Faith because of the doctrinal confusion that still followed from that heresy. He, therefore, asked himself and others: “How and by what sure and, so to speak, universal rule shall I be able to distinguish the truth of the Catholic Faith from the falsehood of heretical depravity?” The answer, adduced both from himself and from other very learned and holy men of the time, was everywhere the same: “We must, the Lord helping, fortify our belief in two ways: By the authority of the Divine Law. By the Tradition of the Catholic Church. Moreover, in the Catholic Church itself, all possible care must be taken, that we hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, by all, from the beginning.” He further asked: “What if some novel contagion seeks to infect not merely an insignificant portion of the Church, but the whole Church?” The answer was: “It will be his (i.e. the individual’s) case to cleave to antiquity, which at this day cannot possibly be seduced by any brand of novelty.”

THE DIVINELY REVEALED TRUTHS ABOUT SALVATION.

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  1. Our first parents in Paradise sinned grievously through transgression of the Divine probationary commandment.
  2. Through sin our first parents lost sanctifying grace and provoked the anger and the indignation of God.
  3. Our first parents became subject to death and to the dominion of the devil.
  4. Adam’s sin is transmitted to his posterity, not by imitation but by descent.
  5. Original sin is transmitted by natural generation.
  6. In the state of original sin man is deprived of sanctifying grace and all that this implies, as well as of the preternatural gifts of integrity.
  7. Souls who depart this life in the state of original sin are excluded from the Beatific Vision of God.
  8. The Son of God became man in order to redeem men.
  9. Fallen man cannot redeem himself.
  10. The God-man Jesus Christ is a high priest.
  11. Christ offered Himself on the Cross as a true and proper sacrifice.
  12. Christ by His sacrifice on the Cross has ransomed us and reconciled us with God.
  13. Christ, through His passion and death, merited award from God.
  14. After His death, Christ’s Soul, which was separated from His Body, descended into the underworld.
  15. On the third day after His death, Christ rose gloriously from the dead.
  16. Christ ascended body and soul into Heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father.
  17. Baptism by water (Baptismus fluminis) is, since the promulgation of the Gospel, necessary for all men without exception for salvation.
  18. The justification of an adult is not possible without faith.
  19. Membership of the Catholic Church is necessary for all men for salvation.

The last three dogmas are denied by the post-Vatican II Church and every single so-called traditional sect. In denying these dogmas they deny the whole of the Church Doctrine regarding Original Sin, the necessity of the Incarnation and Redemptive Sacrifice of Our Lord God, Jesus Christ.

There is no such thing as the ‘traditional Catholic faith’; there is the one true Catholic faith which you either accept and are a Catholic or deny and are a heretic.

THE PRINCIPAL HERESIES OF THE GNOSTICS, MANICHEANS, PURITANS, AND TO A GREATER OR LESSER EXTENT EVERY OTHER RELIGION OTHER THAN CATHOLICISM.

They all deny the dogmas:-

  1. All that exists outside God was, in its whole substance, produced out of nothing by God.
  2. God was moved by His goodness to create the world.
  3. The world was created for the glorification of God.
  4. The Three Divine Persons are one single, common principle of creation.
  5. God created the world free from exterior compulsion and inner necessity.
  6. God has created a good world.
  7. The world had a beginning in time.
  8. God alone created the world.
  9. God keeps all created things in existence.
  10. God, through His Providence, protects and guides all that He has created.

The so-called ‘traditional’ sects  and sedevacantists are also heretical in their puritanism. I hope to devote a whole post to this topic later.

HOW MANY TRUTHS DOES A CATHOLIC HAVE TO DENY TO BECOME A HERETIC?

It suffices to deny one divinely revealed truth of the Catholic Faith to become a heretic and place oneself outside the Church (St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica II, II, Q 5, Art. 3.). As St. Jerome put it “If you wander off the track a bit, it makes no difference if you veer to the right or to the left, the important thing is that you are not on the right road.” – Commentary on St. Matthew.

WHAT ARE WE TO THINK OF CATHOLICS WHO SUPPORT HERETICS?

Those who support heretics come under the condemnation of the IV Lateran Council which declared that “Those who give credence to the teachings of heretics, as well as those who receive, defend, or patronize them, are excommunicated.”

Further he who to support heresy distorts the Sacred Scriptures from their genuine and true meaning is guilty of the greatest injury to the Word of God; and against this crime we are warned by the Prince of the Apostles: “There are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they also do other Scriptures, to their own destruction” (II Peter 3:16 Cf also Council of Trent, Decree on Edition and Use of the Sacred Books,” Session IV, DNZ:786

The 1917 Code of Canon Law affirms that Catholics have a duty to reject error and heresy and all that works against the faith in the following words: Canon 1325.1 – “The faithful are bound to profess their faith openly whenever under the circumstances silence, evasion, or their manner of acting would otherwise implicitly amount to a denial of the faith, or would involve contempt of religion, an offense to God, or scandal to the neighbor.”

St. Francis de Sales on this point tells us that “It is our duty to denounce as strongly as we can heretical and schismatic sects and their leaders. It is an act of charity to cry out against the wolf when he is among the sheep, wherever he is.” –  Introduction to the Devout Life, III, 29.

WHY DOES GOD PERMIT HERESY?

St. Paul says: “There must be heresies, that they also who are reproved may be made manifest among you” (I. Cor. ii, 19).

CAN HERESY DESTROY THE CHURCH?

No! The Church is by her very nature indefectible. Her adversaries cannot overcome her. We have the assurance of Christ that the Church will never be totally destroyed as he clearly states that “the gates of Hell will no prevail against it” (Matt 16:18). Yet this promise of indefectibility is not given to any person (this includes the Pope), state or country but only the Church as whole. For this reason did St. Athanasius say that even if the Church were reduced to handful of people, if they hold to tradition, they would be the true Church, since holding to the deposit of faith and rejecting it is what makes the difference between being a Catholic and being a Heretic.

 

‘The dog is returned to his vomit: and, The sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.’

I was reflecting on my experiences as a very inadequate and unsuccessful apologist for the Catholic Faith when I realised that during the four years in which I attended Mass at the FFSPX/Resistance monastery, I could not recall the priests ever having given a sermon on John 3:5, (Link ), but that I had listened to various on the apparitions at Salette and Fatima ( given in appropriately severe Apocalyptic tones). When all of a sudden, like a thunderbolt, I was struck by the insanity and irrationality of these so-called traditional Catholic priests who deny the very clear explicit teachings of Our Lord, God Incarnate, on the necessity of Baptism and Faith for Salvation but believe in, and, what is worse, give credence to, the confused, hysterical ramblings of adolescent girls!

What kind of base, profane, carnal minds can reject the beauty of the Objective Spiritual Truths of Divine Revelation, the Dogmas of the Faith, in exchange for the spiritual dross that is Human Revelation? The Dogmas of the Faith are the Teachings of Our Lord, God Incarnate, to the Apostles which were handed down, carefully conserved, jealously guarded and energetically defended by Holy Men of the Church as Tradition, or the Deposit of the Faith, until they were thrown out at Vatican II. What kind of vulgar, trite minds can deny the simplicity and clarity of the teachings contained in the Gospels and Epistles but believe in the histrionic prophecies of Fatima and Salette, or the greeting card sentimentality of the promises of the Sacred Heart?

Private Revelation is only acceptable if it aids the understanding of the Faith. IT IS NOT MEANT TO SUPPLANT OR SUBSTITUTE IT!

III. CHRIST JESUS — “MEDIATOR AND FULLNESS OF ALL REVELATION”25

God has said everything in his Word

65 “In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son.”26 Christ, the Son of God made man, is the Father’s one, perfect and unsurpassable Word. In him he has said everything; there will be no other word than this one. St. John of the Cross, among others, commented strikingly on Hebrews 1:1-2:

In giving us his Son, his only Word (for he possesses no other), he spoke everything to us at once in this sole Word – and he has no more to say. . . because what he spoke before to the prophets in parts, he has now spoken all at once by giving us the All Who is His Son. Any person questioning God or desiring some vision or revelation would be guilty not only of foolish behavior but also of offending him, by not fixing his eyes entirely upon Christ and by living with the desire for some other novelty.
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Throughout the ages, there have been so-called “private” revelations, some of which have been recognized by the authority of the Church. They do not belong, however, to the deposit of faith. It is not their role to improve or complete Christ’s definitive Revelation, but to help live more fully by it in a certain period of history. Guided by the Magisterium of the Church, the sensus fidelium knows how to discern and welcome in these revelations whatever constitutes an authentic call of Christ or his saints to the Church.

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So at Vatican II, the Word was rejected by the Church and every single so-called traditional sect, including the sedevacantistas, who are heretical in their Puritanism. Divine Revelation was rejected and supplanted by Human revelation. The roots of this abominable treachery were already apparent and identified by Dom Felix Sarda y Salvany, 130 years ago when he writes about Liberal Catholicism :-

Strange as may seem that anomaly called Liberal Catholicism, its reason is not far to seek. It takes its root in a false conception of the nature of the act of faith. The Liberal Catholic assumes as the formal motive of the act of faith, not the infallible authority of God revealing supernatural truth, but his own reason deigning to accept (40) as true what appears rational to him according to the appreciation and measure of his own individual judgement. He subjects God’s authority to the scrutiny of his reason, and not his reason to God’s authority. He accepts revelation not on account of the infallible revealer, but because of the “infallible” receiver. With him the individual judgement is the rule of faith. He believes in the independence of reason.” 

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“Forgetting the divine and supernatural character of the Church, and she is nothing if not divine and supernatural, Liberal Catholics talk and write about her as a simple human development, accepting in the blindness of their false conception the naturalistic definition of faith. They thus eviscerate the Church, making her the mere husk of what she really is.

Piety itself does not escape the action of this pernicious naturalistic principle; it converts it into pietism that is to say, into a parody of true piety, as is painfully seen in the pious practices of so many people who seek in their devotions only the sentimental emotions of which they themselves are able to be the source. They are devout over themselves, worshipping their own little sentiments and offering incense to idols graven after their own image. This is simply spiritual sensualism, and nothing else. (45) Thus we see in our day in so many souls the degeneration of Christian asceticism, which is the purification of the heart by the repression of the appetites, and the falsification of Christian mysticism, which is neither emotion, nor interior consolation, nor any other Epicurean foible of human sentiment, but union with God through a supernatural love for Him and through absolute submission to His holy will.

Therefore is it that the Catholicity of a great number of people in our times is a Liberal Catholicity, or, rather, a false Catholicity. It is really not Catholicity, but mere naturalism, a pure rationalism; it is in a word paganism disguised in Catholic forms and using Catholic language.”

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I don’t know whether God has given me the grace of good instincts but even as a child I disliked the Fatima revelations and the promises of the Sacred Heart (and felt guilty about it). The hysterical language of one, and the sickly sentimentality of the other, just didn’t ring true to me. Our Lord, Jesus Christ, God Incarnate, was never sentimental. Just look at the language He uses to goad the Syrophoenician woman into her beautiful, and witty, confession of faith; or the strength of His rebukes when he condemns the impetuosity of Simon Peter; or His execration of the Pharisees for their hypocrisy. In this context, I think the following is very apt:-

6 But he answering, said to them: Well did Isaias prophesy of you, hypocrites, as it is written: *This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

7 And in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines and precepts of men.

St. John of the Cross had this to say about private revelation:-

“There is always ground for fear that they proceed from the devil rather than from God; for the devil has more influence in that which is exterior and corporeal . . . As they are so palpable and so material they excite the senses greatly and the soul is led to consider them the more important, the more they are felt. It runs after them and abandons the secure guidance of faith, thinking that the light they give is a guide and means to that which it desires, union with God. Thus the soul, the more it makes of such things, the more it strays from the perfect way and means, i.e., the faith. Besides, when the soul perceives itself subject to these extraordinary visitations, self-esteem very frequently enters in, and it thinks itself to be something in the eyes of God, which is contrary to humility. The devil also knows too well how to insinuate into the soul a secret, and sometimes open, self-satisfaction. For this end he frequently presents to the eyes the forms of saints, and most beautiful limits; he causes voices well-dissembled to strike the ear, and delicious odours the smell; he produces sweetness in the mouth, and thrills of pleasure in the sense of touch; and all to make us long for such things that he may lead us astray into much evil. For this reason, then, we must always reject and disregard these representations and sensations.”

And advised us:-

“I say, therefore, with respect to all these impressions and imaginary visions, and others of whatever kind they may be, which present themselves under forms or images, whether false as coming from the devil, or known to be true as coming from God, that the understanding is not to perplex itself about them, nor feed itself upon them; the soul must not willingly accept them, nor rest upon them, in order that it may be detached, naked, pure, and sincerely simple, which is the condition of the divine union.”

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St. John of The Cross’s teachings on private revelation are nicely summarised here:- Link.

The Church has been infiltrated and dominated, Catholics have been denied their catechism, and no longer profess the Catholic Faith but are reduced to pagans in their devotions to mere Human revelations. The whole world is now as pagan as it was before the Incarnation.

For by whom a man is overcome, of the same also he is the slave. [20] For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former.

[21] For it had been better for them not to have known the way of justice, than after they have known it, to turn back from that holy commandment which was delivered to them. [22] For, that of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog is returned to his vomit: and, The sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.

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‘Why should we be so lucky?’

For everyone, and I mean literally, everyone, to deny something that you actually lived through and witnessed is the most unnerving, disconcerting and indeed, frightening, experience that you can imagine. This has happened to me ever since I started to defend the catechism I received as a child, the doctrine of EENS. If it weren’t for the fact that I had previously read ‘Whilst the Eyes of the Great are Elsewhere’ by William Biersach, Link, I would seriously have started to doubt my own sanity. Biersach’s experiences as child and adolescent were very similar to mine and he describes with accuracy the feelings of bewilderment and confusion experienced by Catholics caused by the changes resulting from Vatican II.

As it was, I felt that I had somehow wandered into a parallel universe where lies were now the truth and the truth had become a lie. Which I suppose is an accurate depiction of the world after God permitted the sons of Satan to take over the running of the Church. I personally believe that He permitted this to punish the faithlessness of our forefathers in allowing the Catholic Faith to be undermined, consciously or otherwise, by Liberalism and Puritanism, both of which are offshoots of the Protestant heresy; the folly of which is being brought home to us now by the current destruction of our families, societies, nations and civilisation.

I had been attending the Latin Mass at a FSSPX monastery for four years when I was scandalized to find out that Dom Lebvre, the FSSPX and all the other so-called traditional sects believed in and taught the heresies of salvation by blood, desire and invincible ignorance. I had only recently learnt, as a result of reading Biersach’s book, that the Vatican II Church had adopted these heresies.

I immediately wrote to one of the priests at the monastery, asking him if they also believed in and taught these heresies. He confirmed this and replied, in the patronising tones of a doctor trying to comfort a recalcitrant mental patient, that there was absolutely no reason for me to be upset because Baptism of Desire had ALWAYS been the teaching of the Church. To support this, he cited those unfortunate speculations of St. Thomas Aquinas about the fate of catechumens who died before they could be baptised and the Catechism of the Council of Trent, which actually talks about justification and not salvation.

You could have knocked me down with a feather when this priest, who must have been born at least 15 to 20 years after Vatican II had the effrontery to tell me, someone who had been catechised well before the event, what Catholics were catechised to believe in and believed in before Vatican II.

You see, I still REMEMBER the catechism class in which the doctrine of EENS was explained to us for the first time. We must have been preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation. I remember the teacher and his name, Mr. Blacklock (RIP) . The reason I remember this particular class so clearly was because of the expression of surprise, wonder and gratification on each pupil’s face in a class of forty, seven or eight year olds, as the implications of the doctrine gradually dawned on us. We all looked round the classroom at each other as if to say ‘Why should we be so lucky!’

Yes, what had WE done to deserve the totally unmerited gift of salvation and redemption obtained for us by the humble and willing sacrifice of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, God Incarnate ? What had We done to deserve the gift of Faith bequeathed to us by our ancestors who had been hounded out of their lands, massacred, starved to death and sold into slavery by Protestants who, the Church now teaches, can be saved by ‘ the desire to do God’s will’. Our ancestors, who had been denied access to priests, the Mass and the sacraments for almost 400 years by the Protestants but had miraculously maintained the Faith to leave to us as a precious inheritance.

A Faith, which we supinely allowed ourselves to be defrauded of, bastardised and prostituted out by the diabolical theologians and clergy at Vatican II. The gift of Faith, which we and the clergy have stamped on, spat on and kicked out of the way like spoilt children on receiving a present whose value we don’t understand

And if anyone reading this is malicious enough to suggest that my memories are the ravings of a senile mind and that no one can remember a particular catechism class that took place almost sixty years ago, I also remember one of my Communion classes in which the teacher, Miss Veal (RIP), explained in tones of such awe and reverence, that I still get shivers up my spine when I recall it, that the host was the Real Body and Blood of Our Lord God, Jesus Christ and that is why one crumb was not allowed to fall to the ground to be trampled on. Then the Church introduced communion in the hand.

I also remember the pride I felt when our teachers explained that, because of the services in Latin, Catholicism was the only religion where you could go to Mass literally anywhere in the world and still participate. Then the Church introduced Mass in the vernacular.

I personally believe that since Vatican II, God has given us the Popes we deserve as punishment for our teachery and faithlessness, and it is only when we acknowledge and repent of our folly, humbly accept that we deserve our punishment, and once more profess

 the one, true Catholic Faith that our Church will be restored to us.

…that this class of men have been INSTIGATED BY SATAN to a denial of that baptism which is regeneration to God, and thus to a renunciation of the whole [Christian] faith.

 And he commanded him, saying: Of every tree of paradise thou shalt eat: [17] But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death. [18]

And he said to the woman: Why hath God commanded you, that you should not eat of every tree of paradise? [2] And the woman answered him, saying: Of the fruit of the trees that are in paradise we do eat: [3] But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, God hath commanded us that we should not eat; and that we should not touch it, lest perhaps we die. [4]And the serpent said to the woman: No, you shall not die the death. [5] For God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil.

Jesus answered: Amen, amen I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting. [17] For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world, but that the world may be saved by him. [18] He that believeth in him is not judged. But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [19] And this is the judgment: because the light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil. [20] For every one that doth evil hateth the light, and cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved.

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SATAN: These teachings of God are far too hard. God is love! God is mercy! God is justice! God wouldn’t be so unreasonable as to condemn so many people to eternal perdition simply because they weren’t baptized into the Catholic Church and professed the Catholic Faith. It would be so unfair and unjust. Think of all the poor Eskimos in the Arctic and Indians in the jungle, how are they expected to become Catholics? Even if they were so inclined, they probably don’t even have access to the internet to discover the truth for themselves. I know that before Vatican II there were Catholic missions and missionaries all over the world but when my sons achieved power, they soon put a stop to that. Even so, it really is a very arbitrary and discriminatory doctrine. God can’t have really meant what he said.

Just look at the Evangelical protestants. You couldn’t wish to know a nicer group of well behaved, law-abiding people! They don’t drink, smoke or dance and they dress so modestly! They tithe, are charitable and have missionaries all over the world spreading the gospel. They all sincerely believe they are carrying out God’s will. Look how energetic they are in their opposition to legalization of abortion and homosexual marriage, even being prepared to go to jail for their beliefs. The traditional Bishop Williamson praised them for that!

I know many Catholics died as martyrs at the hands of of Protestants. But that was in the old days. If these martyrs had known what good people the protestants turned out to be and that the Church would change its doctrine about salvation, they would have realised that their sacrifice was unnecessary and futile!

When Christ was on the earth there were no Evangelical Christians but I’m sure that if there had been He would have understood, like you do, that they deserve to go to heaven just as much as Catholics do, especially nowadays. These days Catholics hardly go to Mass anymore and smoke, drink, dress immodestly and heaven forbid it, even dance! These simple, ignorant, uneducated Catholics who have retained the superstitious belief in the necessity of baptism for salvation and insist on having their children baptized, even though this belief was denied by the Church fifty-five years ago. My operatives in the Church have denied them their catechism, so on that count they probably won’t get to heaven anyway but even so, just to think that baptism might give them an advantage makes me mad!

And Muslims? I know, I know, they are getting a bad press these days. But as far modesty goes, they beat every single other religion hands down. You can’t get more modest than a full length burqa! The traditional Bishop Williamson even praised Muslim women for their modesty. I’m sure that most of these traditional Catholic men would be only too happy for their wives and daughters to adopt the custom. What with trousers, shorts and bikinis, the way women, even Catholic women, dress these days is scandalous!

As for chastity! I can guarantee you that you won’t find women as chaste as Muslim women anywhere in the world; their fathers and brothers see to that. And if they step out of line? Well the Muslim’s strong belief in the virtue of chastity has to be enforced somehow doesn’t it? Besides Muslims circumcise girls  so they don’t entertain any undesirable passions. Extreme, I know, but effective!

Of course Muslims deny that Christ was God and simply venerate Him as a prophet, which is more than my sons, your ‘elder brothers in faith” do. But at Vatican II it was declared that they worship the same God. If that is the case, why aren’t they allowed to go to heaven? And Muslims are so, so, sincere in their desire to do God’s will. They even go so far as to blow themselves up to carry it out, as long as they take some infidels with them. Amazingly dedicated and single-minded of them, don’t you think?

They do believe in divorce, but who doesn’t nowadays?  Even the Pope, Cardinals and Bishops of the Catholic Church are beginning to see reason and are about to relax the Church’s far too rigid and inhuman teachings on the matter. If it weren’t for the opposition of those pesky African bishops, it would be a walkover!  With the increase in life expectancy, it is too much to expect people to stay married to one person for the rest of their lives. The Muslims are far more advanced than other religions in the matter of marriage because, besides allowing for divorce, they let you have four wives! Unfortunately, it does mean that there is a shortage of women to go round for the other men and this does lead to a certain proclivity for rape.

Thousands of Catholic martyrs died at the hands of Muslims, defending Europe and the Catholic faith. If they had known then that Catholics and Muslims worshipped the same God, they needn’t have bothered. If you all worship the same God what difference does it make if Europe is Catholic or Islamic ? Their catechism must have been faulty. That great defender of the Latin Mass, Dom Lefebvre, taught that they could be saved, so why can’t they?

And the jews?  My sons, of course, cannot be denied heaven. If, as Vatican II declared, they are your ‘elder brothers in faith”  they should be given priority! Of course, they don’t follow the Torah but the talmud which has been their book since their captivity in Babylon, but very few people know that. The talmud does state that Jesus Christ, God’s Son, was a sorcerer and that He is suspended for eternity over a vat of boiling excrement, and that His Mother was a whore, and that Her Son was the fruit of her relationship with a Roman soldier. The Orthodox also believe that Christmas Eve is the most evil day of the year and that devils walk the earth on that day. That is the only day, I am very proud to say, the Orthodox don’t study the talmud but pass their time ripping up toilet paper or playing poker. But why waste our time over mere details? All the Popes since Vatican II have glossed over these minutiae and positively enjoy hobnobbing with my sons, but they do take care to hide their crucifixes whilst doing so.

Like any father, I am so proud of my children! Through lies, hypocrisy and usury they have managed to become the most powerful race on the face of the earth whilst at the same time convincing the world that they are perpetual innocent victims! Everyone feels sorry and guilty for their past sufferings (all lies of course) and they have received millions in compensation but they will never be satisfied. They own every central bank in the world except, of course, that of Iran and Syria, but they have managed to convince ‘Christian’ soldiers to fight and die so they can take over those too. Not one single person on the face of the earth is to escape their domination through usury.

I am proud to say that the scourges of Capitalism, Communism and Socialism, which have been the source of much death and misery for so many people all over the world, were all thought up by promoted by my sons. Look how clever and devious they are . They actually convinced Christian and Catholic soldiers to die in two world wars to further their aims of strengthening Communism and weaken the Catholic Church. These guillible fools actually still believe that the 2nd World War was a good war. They are proud of the role of their parents and grandparents in enabling the rise of communism which has lead the destruction of their families, communities and nations. Really, the brainwashing techniques of my sons are second to none!

The Protestants gave my sons the power to create central banks, print money and charge interest and now every single nation in the world is in debt to them. They own every government and every politician and in the so-called ‘democracies’, they have created parties of the right and left to give the simple-minded an illusion of choice but in reality they own every single politician. They soon destroy anybody who tries to stand up to them.

The Muslims and the Protestants were always my tools for the destruction of the Catholic Church, Faith and civilization which I finally achieved at Vatican II. How did I finally achieve it? Well it’s been a long arduous task. The Protestants did a lot of the ground work for me of course, by denying the authority of the Church and the reality of the Divinely Revealed Objective Truths, the dogmas of the Faith. The denial of God’s authority has always had an appeal to mankind’s spiritual and intellectual pride. Nobody likes to recognize that anyone is superior to them. I can empathize with that! But my sons, with the aid of philosophers and other very intelligent men managed to convince Catholics that they were wiser than God and that His teachings about the necessity of baptism and faith were very unfair! Of course, once we got them to deny the necessity of baptism with water for salvation, it was child’s play to convince them that the doctrines of Original Sin and the necessity of the Son of God’s redemptive sacrifice are just fables.

My 2,000 year battle to destroy the Catholic Church, the Catholic Faith and Catholic civilization is nearing its end and I am in complete charge without any opposition. The only obstacle to my complete control would be if people wake up to the folly of their ways, repent and begin to believe and profess the Catholic Faith once more. This is the danger!

The Importance of Baptism with Water for Salvation cont…

St Irenaeus. ‘Against Heresies. 1; 21’. 

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And when we come to refute them, we shall show in its fitting-place, that this class of men have been instigated by Satan to a denial of that baptism which is regeneration to God, and thus to a renunciation of the whole [Christian] faith.

St Basil The Great. ‘De Spiritu Sancto’.

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For perfection of life the imitation of Christ is necessary, not only in the example of gentleness, lowliness, and long suffering set us in His life, but also of His actual death. So Paul, the imitator of Christ, says, being made conformable unto his death; if by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. Philippians 3:10-11 How then are we made in the likeness of His death? Romans 6:4-5  In that we were buried with Him by baptism. What then is the manner of the burial? And what is the advantage resulting from the imitation? First of all, it is necessary that the continuity of the old life be cut. And this is impossible less a man be born again, according to the Lord’s word; John 3:3 for the regeneration, as indeed the name shows, is a beginning of a second life. So before beginning the second, it is necessary to put an end to the first. For just as in the case of runners who turn and take the second course, a kind of halt and pause intervenes between the movements in the opposite direction, so also in making a change in lives it seemed necessary for death to come as mediator between the two, ending all that goes before, and beginning all that comes after. How then do we achieve the descent into hell? By imitating, through baptism, the burial of Christ. For the bodies of the baptized are, as it were, buried in the water. Baptism then symbolically signifies the putting off of the works of the flesh; as the apostle says, you were circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; buried with him in baptism. Colossians 2:11-12 And there is, as it were, a cleansing of the soul from the filth that has grown on it from the carnal mind, as it is written, You shall wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. On this account we do not, as is the fashion of the Jews, wash ourselves at each defilement, but own the baptism of salvation to be one. For there the death on behalf of the world is one, and one the resurrection of the dead, whereof baptism is a type. For this cause the Lord, who is the Dispenser of our life, gave us the covenant of baptism, containing a type of life and death, for the water fulfils the image of death, and the Spirit gives us the earnest of life. Hence it follows that the answer to our question why the water was associated with the Spirit is clear: the reason is because in baptism two ends were proposed; on the one hand, the destroying of the body of sin, that it may never bear fruit unto death; on the other hand, our living unto the Spirit, and having our fruit in holiness; the water receiving the body as in a tomb figures death, while the Spirit pours in the quickening power, renewing our souls from the deadness of sin unto their original life. This then is what it is to be born again of water and of the Spirit, the being made dead being effected in the water, while our life is wrought in us through the Spirit. In three immersions, then, and with three invocations, the great mystery of baptism is performed, to the end that the type of death may be fully figured, and that by the tradition of the divine knowledge the baptized may have their souls enlightened. It follows that if there is any grace in the water, it is not of the nature of the water, but of the presence of the Spirit. For baptism is not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience towards God. 1 Peter 3:21 .

St. Gregory of Nyssa . “On the Baptism of Christ”

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Let us however, if it seems well, persevere in enquiring more fully and more minutely concerning Baptism, starting, as from the fountain-head, from the Scriptural declaration, Unless a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Why are both named, and why is not the Spirit alone accounted sufficient for the completion of Baptism? Man, as we know full well, is compound, not simple: and therefore the cognate and similar medicines are assigned for healing to him who is twofold and conglomerate:— for his visible body, water, the sensible element—for his soul, which we cannot see, the Spirit invisible, invoked by faith, present unspeakably. For the Spirit breathes where He wills, and you hear His voice, but canst not tell whence He comes or whither He goes. He blesses the body that is baptized, and the water that baptizes. Despise not, therefore, the Divine laver, nor think lightly of it, as a common thing, on account of the use of water. For the power that operates is mighty, and wonderful are the things that are wrought thereby…
And the wood of the Cross is of saving efficacy for all men, though it is, as I am informed, a piece of a poor tree, less valuable than most trees are. So a bramble bush showed to Moses the manifestation of the presence of God: so the remains of Elisha raised a dead man to life; so clay gave sight to him that was blind from the womb. And all these things, though they were matter without soul or sense, were made the means for the performance of the great marvels wrought by them, when they received the power of God. Now by a similar train of reasoning, water also, though it is nothing else than water, renews the man to spiritual regeneration , when the grace from above hallows it. And if any one answers me again by raising a difficulty, with his questions and doubts, continually asking and inquiring how water and the sacramental act that is performed therein regenerate, I most justly reply to him, Show me the mode of that generation which is after the flesh, and I will explain to you the power of regeneration in the soul. You will say perhaps, by way of giving an account of the matter, It is the cause of the seed which makes the man. Learn then from us in return, that hallowed water cleanses and illuminates the man. And if you again object to me your How? I shall more vehemently cry in answer, How does the fluid and formless substance become a man? and so the argument as it advances will be exercised on everything through all creation. How does heaven exist? How earth? How sea? How every single thing? For everywhere men’s reasoning, perplexed in the attempt at discovery, falls back upon this syllable how, as those who cannot walk fall back upon a seat. To speak concisely, everywhere the power of God and His operation are incomprehensible and incapable of being reduced to rule, easily producing whatever He wills, while concealing from us the minute knowledge of His operation. Hence also the blessed David, applying his mind to the magnificence of creation, and filled with perplexed wonder in his soul, spoke that verse which is sung by all, O Lord, how manifold are Your works: in wisdom have You made them all. The wisdom he perceived: but the art of the wisdom he could not discover. Let us then leave the task of searching into what is beyond human power, and seek rather that which shows signs of being partly within our comprehension:— what is the reason why the cleansing is effected by water? And to what purpose are the three immersions received? That which the fathers taught, and which our mind has received and assented to, is as follows:— We recognize four elements, of which the world is composed, which every one knows even if their names are not spoken; but if it is well, for the sake of the more simple, to tell you their names, they are fire and air, earth and water. Now our God and Saviour, in fulfilling the Dispensation for our sakes, went beneath the fourth of these, the earth, that He might raise up life from thence. And we in receiving Baptism, in imitation of our Lord and Teacher and Guide, are not indeed buried in the earth (for this is the shelter of the body that is entirely dead, covering the infirmity and decay of our nature), but coming to the element akin to earth, to water, we conceal ourselves in that as the well, for the sake of the more simple, to tell you their names, they are fire and air, earth and water. Now our God and Saviour, in fulfilling the Dispensation for our sakes, went beneath the fourth of these, the earth, that He might raise up life from thence. And we in receiving Baptism, in imitation of our Lord and Teacher and Guide, are not indeed buried in the earth (for this is the shelter of the body that is entirely dead, covering the infirmity and decay of our nature), but coming to the element akin to earth, to water, we conceal ourselves in that as the Saviour did in the earth: and by doing this thrice we represent for ourselves that grace of the Resurrection which was wrought in three days: and this we do, not receiving the sacrament in silence, but while there are spoken over us the Names of the Three Sacred Persons on Whom we believed, in Whom we also hope, from Whom comes to us both the fact of our present and the fact of our future existence.

St. Ambrose. On the Mysteries

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20. Therefore read that the three witnesses in baptism, the water, the blood, and the Spirit, 1 John 5:7 are one, for if you take away one of these, the Sacrament of Baptism does not exist. For what is water without the cross of Christ? A common element, without any sacramental effect. Nor, again, is there the Sacrament of Regeneration without water: For except a man be born again of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. John 3:5  Now, even the catechumen believes in the cross of the Lord Jesus, wherewith he too is signed; but unless he be baptized in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, he cannot receive remission of sins nor gain the gift of spiritual grace.

Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except any one be born of water and of Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

The Significance and Importance of Baptism with Water.

Denied and repudiated by the heretical Vatican II Church and the equally heretical so-called ‘traditional’ sects.

Symbols of the Holy Spirit

694 Water. The symbolism of water signifies the Holy Spirit’s action in Baptism, since after the invocation of the Holy Spirit it becomes the efficacious sacramental sign of new birth: just as the gestation of our first birth took place in water, so the water of Baptism truly signifies that our birth into the divine life is given to us in the Holy Spirit. As “by one Spirit we were all baptized,” so we are also “made to drink of one Spirit.”27 Thus the Spirit is also personally the living water welling up from Christ crucified28 as its source and welling up in us to eternal life.29   Link

Epistle of Saint Paul to the Romans 6,3:4

Know you not that all we, who are baptized in Christ Jesus, are baptized in his death? [4] For we are buried together with him by baptism into death; that as Christ is risen from the dead by the glory of the Father, so we also may walk in newness of life. [5] For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.

St. John Chrysostom. Homilies on John 6,3:5

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What saith He? “Verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God.” What He declares is this: “Thou sayest that it is impossible, I say that it is so absolutely possible as to be necessary, and that it is not even possible otherwise to be saved.” For necessary things God hath made exceedingly easy also. The earthly birth which is according to the flesh, is of the dust, and therefore heaven641 is walled against it, for what hath earth in common with heaven? But that other, which is of the Spirit, easily unfolds to us the arches642 above. Hear, ye as many as are unilluminated,643 shudder, groan, fearful is the threat, fearful the sentence.644 “It is not (possible),” He saith, “for one not born of water and the Spirit, to enter into the Kingdom of heaven”; because he wears the raiment of death, of cursing, of perdition, he hath not yet received his Lord’s token,645 he is a stranger and an alien, he hath not the royal watchword. “Except,” He saith, “a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of heaven.”

Remove thyself from that which is common and familiar; a different kind of childbirth bring I into the world; in another manner will I have men to be generated: I have come to bring a new manner of Creation. I formed (man) of earth and water; but that which was formed was unprofitable, the vessel was wrenched awry;649 I will no more form them of earth and water, but ‘of water’ and ‘of the Spirit.’…

And if any one asks, “How of water?” I also will ask, How of earth? How was the clay separated into different parts? How was the material uniform, (it was earth only,) and the things made from it, various and of every kind? Whence are the bones, and sinews, and arteries, and veins? Whence the membranes, and vessels of the organs, the cartilages, the 87 tissues, the liver, spleen, and heart? whence the skin, and blood, and mucus, and bile? whence so great powers, whence such varied colors? These belong not to earth or clay. How does the earth, when it receives the seeds, cause them to shoot, while the flesh receiving them wastes them? How does the earth nourish what is put into it, while the flesh is nourished by these things, and does not nourish them? The earth, for instance, receives water, and makes it wine; the flesh often receives wine, and changes it into water. Whence then is it clear that these things are formed of earth, when the nature of the earth is, according to what has been said,650 contrary to that of the body? I cannot discover by reasoning, I accept it by faith only. If then things which take place daily, and which we handle, require faith, much more do those which are more mysterious and more spiritual than these. For as the earth, which is soulless and motionless, was empowered by the will of God, and such wonders were worked in it; much more when the Spirit is present with the water, do all those things so strange and transcending reason, easily take place…

[2.] Do not then disbelieve these things, because thou seest them not; thou dost not see thy soul, and yet thou believest that thou hast a soul, and that it is a something different besides 651 the body.

Let us then believe the declaration of God; that is more trustworthy than actual seeing. The sight often is in error, it is impossible that God’s Word should fail; let us then believe it; that which called the things that were not into existence may well be trusted when it speaks of their nature. What then says it? That what is effected is a Generation. If any ask, “How,” stop his mouth with the declaration of God,667 which is the strongest and a plain proof. If any enquire, “Why is water included?” let us also in return ask, “Wherefore was earth employed at the beginning in the creation of man?” for that it was possible for God to make man without earth, is quite plain to every one. Be not then over-curious…

That the need of water is absolute and indispensable,668 you may learn in this way. On one occasion, when the Spirit had flown down before the water was applied, the Apostle did not stay at this point, but, as though the water were necessary and not superfluous, observe what he says; “Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?” (Acts x. 47.)

In Baptism are fulfilled the pledges of our covenant with God;670 burial and death, resurrection and life; and these take place all at once. For when we immerse our heads in the water, the old man is buried as in a tomb below, and wholly sunk forever;671 then as we raise them again, the new man rises in its stead.672 As it is easy for us to dip and to lift our heads again, so it is easy for God to bury the old man, and to show forth the new. And this is done thrice, that you may learn that the power of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost fulfilleth all this…

To show that what we say is no conjecture, hear Paul saying, “We are buried with Him by Baptism into death”: and again, “Our old man is crucified with Him”: and again, “We have been planted together in the likeness of His death.” ( Rom. vi. 4, 5, 6.) And not only is Baptism called a “cross,” but the “cross” is called “Baptism.” “With the Baptism,” saith Christ, “that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized” ( Mark x. 39 ): and, “I have a Baptism to be baptized with” ( Luke xii. 50 ) (which ye know not); for as we easily dip and lift our heads again, so He also easily died and rose again when He willed or rather much more easily, though He tarried the three days for the dispensation of a certain mystery…

Let us then who have been deemed worthy of such mysteries show forth a life worthy of the Gift, that is, a most excellent conversation;673 and do ye who have not yet been deemed worthy, do all things that you may be so, that we may be one body, that we may be brethren. For as long as we are divided in this respect, though a man be father, or son, or brother, or aught else, he is no true kinsman, as being cut off from that relationship which is from above. What advantageth it to be bound by the ties of earthly family, if we are not joined by those of the spiritual? what profits nearness of kin on earth, if we are to be strangers in heaven? For the Catechumen is a stranger to the Faithful. He hath not the same Head, he hath not the same Father, he hath not the same City, nor Food, nor Raiment, nor Table, nor House, but all are different; all are on earth to the former, to the latter all are in heaven. One has Christ for his King; the other, sin and the devil; the food674 of one is Christ, of the other, that meat which decays and perishes; one has worms’ work for his raiment, the other the Lord of angels; heaven is the city of one, earth of the other. Since then we have nothing in common, in what, tell me, shall we hold communion? Did we remove the same pangs,675 did we come forth from the same womb? This has nothing to do with that most perfect relationship. Let us then give diligence that we may become citizens of the city which is above. How long do we tarry over the border,676when we ought to reclaim our ancient country? We risk no common danger; for if it should come to pass, (which God forbid!) that through the sudden arrival of death we depart hence uninitiated,677 though we have ten thousand virtues, our portion will be no other than hell, and the venomous worm, and fire unquenchable, and bonds indissoluble. 

The latter is a total refutation of the heresy of the salvation of even catechumens, never mind Protestants, Muslims and Buddhists, by Baptism of Desire.

Anyone, who believes and teaches the heresies of salvation by Blood, Desire and Invincible Ignorance, believes they are too are a god, which was the sin of Adam.  In fact, they are presumptuous enough to believe that they are even better than God, because they believe that the clear teachings of Our Lord Jesus Christ, God Incarnate, on the necessity of Baptism with Water and the Holy Ghost and Faith for salvation are unfair and unjust and that they, mere men, are wiser, more merciful and more just than God!