"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Fr. Campbell, "Finding Your Place in the Ark"

Fr. Campbell, "Finding Your Place in the Ark"

Truth is found in Jesus Christ alone. His Church is the Ark in which His true followers take refuge. Our Lord teaches what He receives from God the Father:

“Amen, amen, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of himself, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever he does, this the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself does… My teaching is not my own, but his who sent me” (Jn.5:19,20;7:16).

The true disciple strives to know the Master and His teachings. This is why it is so important to be familiar with the Gospels and the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church. Consider these words of Pope St. Pius X:

“This we solemnly affirm: the majority of those who are condemned to eternal punishment fall into this everlasting misfortune through ignorance of the mysteries of the Faith which must necessarily be known and believed by all who belong to the elect” (Pope St. Pius X, Encyclical Acerbo Nimis, 1905).

The Apostles followed Our Lord everywhere. When they were unable to follow Him because of circumstances in their lives they followed Him in their thoughts and in their hearts. They wanted to be like Him. This we can do too. If we can’t cross the stormy Sea of Galilee with Him in a fisherman’s boat, we can cross the stormy sea of this world with Him in our hearts. Those who do not take the trouble to become authentic disciples of Jesus Christ will lose their souls and fall into the fires of Hell, from which there is no escape.

Our Savior entrusted the riches of His teaching to His Holy Catholic Church. This is the pearl of great price, or the treasure hidden in a field, for which true disciples are willing to exchange everything they have. Even life itself is not to be compared with this treasure, as the blood of the martyrs testifies. This treasure entrusted to the Church is carefully guarded and handed on to succeeding generations. And parents themselves must be well founded in the Faith if they are to teach their children effectively. The Faith must be kept alive in the hearts of the faithful lest it be altered in any way, or tainted by heresy.

But St. Peter says that “among you there will be lying teachers who will bring in destructive sects. They even disown the Lord who bought them, thus bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their wanton conduct, and because of them the way of truth will be maligned” (1Pet.2).

Today the Holy Faith revealed to us by God through His Divine Son, Jesus Christ, is being distorted beyond recognition. Our Lord warned His disciples: “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy” (Lk.12:1b). The Modernist heretics think they know better than the Church of Pope St. Pius X, St. Thomas Aquinas, and Sts. Peter and Paul, and they teach their false doctrines now unhindered by Modernist Rome.

The devil has never been more successful than at the present time. Because sin reigns in our society, in families and in individuals, our civilization is crumbling, and war among the nations is on the horizon. The powers of this world do not know Jesus Christ, and they can never know Him as long as they remain in rebellion against God. “No one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and him to whom the Son chooses to reveal him” (Mt.11:27b). 

The Modernist “conciliar church” does not teach what Our Lord and the true Catholic Church always taught. Novus Ordo Catholics believe that virtually everyone goes to Heaven. But Our Lord often warned us about Hell, as in this from St. Matthew’s Gospel:

“Enter by the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are who enter that way. How narrow the gate and close the way that leads to life! And few there are who find it” (Mt.7:13,14).

Our Lord taught that it is necessary to believe in Him and to be baptized, so as to be “born again of water and the Holy Ghost” (Jn.3:5). The Modernists say that everyone in the world was united to Jesus Christ at the moment of His conception, denying the existence of Original Sin and the necessity of Baptism. Since Vatican II catechetical instruction has failed catastrophically. Catechisms have been changed so that the essential doctrines of the Church are not clearly taught, if at all. The heresy of ecumenism is promoted relentlessly by Francis Bergoglio and his agents, and many Novus Ordo Catholics have lost all sense of the uniqueness of their Catholic Faith.

Jesus spoke of Himself as the Bread of Life, Whom we receive in Holy Communion, telling us how necessary it was for our salvation: “Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, you shall not have life in you. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has life everlasting and I will raise him up on the last day” (Jn.6:54,55). 

Only a Remnant holds now to the true Faith of the Catholic Church. St. Paul testifies against those who do not:

“In their case, the god of this world has blinded their unbelieving minds, that they should not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we preach not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves merely as your servants in Jesus. For God, who commanded light to shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts, to give enlightenment concerning the knowledge of the glory of God, shining on the face of Jesus Christ” (2Cor.4:4-6).

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