9, 10 September 2015.
I noted in the post on Pope Gregory the Great that he combated the temporal powers of his day, provided for true evangelism without compromise with ecumenism. He was firm in his condemnation of the Patriarch of Constantinople who had referred to himself as the ‘Ecumenical Patriarch’ – he would have none of that sin of ‘ecumenism’ on his watch.
Our Lady has made it very clear to me that ‘ecumenism’ is a sin. She has reminded me of Her Son Jesus and His dealing with those who erred in truth. In His ‘political correctness’ He called the errant: “den of thieves” (Mk 11:17); “brood of vipers” (Mt 3:17); “sons of your father the devil” (Jn 8:44); “blind leading the blind” (Mt 5:14); “blind guides” (Mt 23:24); …and the list goes on.
It is a certainty that all those who promote ‘ecumenism’ whether pope, cardinal, archbishop, bishop, priest, deacon, religious sister, religious brother, or layman, will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven unless they revoke their error, go to Confessions, and return to the truth. Our Blessed Mother recalled the words of Saint Paul to me: “What concord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has the faithful with the unbeliever?” (2Co 6:15). What is all this nonsense of going back to the religion of Judaism. It is a fact – Judaism is dead: “But Christ, being come an High Priest of the good things to come, by a greater and more perfect Tabernacle, not made with hand, that is, not of this creation, neither by the blood of goats or of calves, but by His Own Blood, entered once into the Holies, having obtained eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and of oxen, and the ashes of an heifer, being sprinkled, sanctify such as are defiled, to the cleansing of the flesh, how much more shall the Blood of Christ, Who by the Holy Ghost offered Himself immaculate unto God, cleanse our conscience from dead works, to serve the living God? And therefore He is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of His death for the redemption of those transgressions which were under the former testament, they that are called may receive the promise of eternal inheritance” (Hb 9:11-15).
Since Jesus Christ said: “For this is My Blood of the New Testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins” (Mt 26:28), what is the madness of going back to the Old Testament. Jesus has fulfilled all the law in Himself: “Amen I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled” (Mt 5:18). That all of the ‘old’ is fulfilled in Christ is unmistakable, and to attempt to say otherwise is a sin: “But now in Christ Jesus, you, who some time were afar off, are made nigh by the Blood of Christ. For He is our peace, Who has made both one, and breaking down the middle wall of partition, the enmities in His flesh: making void the law of commandments contained in decrees: that He might make the two in Himself into one new man, making peace and might reconcile both to God in one body by the Cross, killing the enmities in Himself” (Ep 2:13-16).
The same must be said for ‘ecumenism’ with other religions including Protestants, Orthodox, Coptic, Muslim, and all the ‘eastern’ religions of Buddhism, Shinto, Hindu, etc. All these are great people in their own human right, but if they do not worship Jesus Christ, they worship Satan. If they do not believe in the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ, they do not believe in God. If they do not believe in the Real Presence of Christ Jesus in Holy Eucharist, they deny God. Punishment is coming for all those who promote the error of ecumenism: “That servant who knew the will of his lord and prepared not himself and did not according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not and did things worthy of stripes shall be beaten with few stripes. And unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required: and to whom they have committed much, of him they will demand the more” (Lk 12:47,48).
As I continue with what Saint Luke recorded of the words of Jesus, I do hope that those promoters of ‘ecumenism’ will change from their sinful ways: “I am come to cast fire on the earth. And what will I, but that it be kindled? And I have a baptism wherewith I am to be baptized. And how am I straitened until it be accomplished? Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation. For there shall be from henceforth five in one house divided: three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son and the son against his father: the mother against the daughter and the daughter against her mother: the mother-in-law against the daughter-in-law and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law” (Lk 12:49-53).
In conclusion I recall that John Paul II said: “Ecumenism is here to stay.”
I say: “Ecumenism is NOT here to stay – Ecumenism is death.”
Jesus said: “What I say to you, I say to all: Watch” (Mk 13:37).