1)-GOD IS THE ALMIGHTY LIGHT; THERE IS NO DARKNESS IN GOD. HE CANNOT SHAKE HANDS WITH THE SINFUL MAN TO REDEEM HIM FROM THE ABISS OF HIS DOWNFALL.
THE VICTIM IS GOD´S ANSWER IN HIS PLAN TO REDEEM MAN BACK TO GOD. WE HAVE LOST THE CONNOTATION OF THE VICTIM IN GOD´S PLAN TO REDEEM US. THE VICTIM HOLDS THE SACRED AND DIVINE POWER TO ASSIMILATE MAN SINNER TO THE DIVINE LIFE. SAINT PAUL REVEALS TO US THE FUSION OF THE VICTIM WITH MAN SINNER. May we read saint Paul in his words, Gal 2:20:
“ I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. the life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Gal 2:20)
THIS FUSION OF THE VICTIM JESUS WITH MAN SINNER, GOD THE FATHER MUST PREPARE ALL MEN TO UNDERSTAND IT AND TO ACCEPT IT AS THEIR ONLY MEANS OF SALVATION.
2)-CHRISTMAS CELEBRATES JESUS, OUR REDEEMER. HE IS BORN TO DIE ON THE CROSS. HIS SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS SATISFIES GOD WHO WAS OFFENDED. JESUS OFFERS HIS SACRIFICE AND DEATH ON THE CROSS TO WORSHIP GOD WITH US, TO FORGIVE SINS AND TO ATONE FOR OUR SINS COMMITTED.
3)-THE REDEEMER, PROMISED TO OUR FIRST PARENTS, IS THE SON OF GOD HIMSELF. CHOOSING HIS ONLY SON TO REDEEM US FROM REFUSING TO WORSHIP GOD, GOD TEACHES US THE GRAVITY OF OUR FIRST PARENTS SIN AGAINST HIS SOVEREIGNTY. TO OFFEND GOD IS NOT ONLY SAYING “NO” TO GOD, AS BEING TAUGHT IN DIOCESAN CATECHISMS. BENEDICT XVI TEACHES EACH SIN CAUSES GREAT SUFFERINGS RIGHT TO THE HEART OF THE BLESSED TRINITY.
4)-CHRISTMAS CELEBRATES JESUS WHO BECOMES OUR JUSTIFICATION BEFORE GOD WHEN HE PAID OFF OUR DEBT. HE FREED US FROM SATAN’S CLAWS. IN OUR CONFLICT BETWEEN GOD AND MAN SINNER, SAINT PAUL REVEALS THE PROFOUND CLEMENCY JESUS FEELS FOR US IN HIS LETTER TO THE GALATIANS. WE WERE CONDEMNED TO OUR SECOND DEATH, WHICH IS ETERNAL DAMNATION, BECAUSE OF OUR FIRST PARENTS’ MORTAL SIN. JESUS, BEFORE GOD, ACCEPTED BEING OUR JUSTIFICATION IN HIS HOLOCAUST ON THE CROSS TO REDEEM US. May we read Gal. 2:20,
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
5)-WE ALREADY STUDIED WHY GOD CHASED OUR FIRST PARENTS OUT OF HIS PRESENCE; BECAUSE THEY REFUSED TO WORSHIP HIM. ALTOGETHER, THEY SUBMITTED TO SATAN ACCUSING GOD TO LIE TO THEM. JOHN PAUL II, IN HIS FAMOUS ENCYCLICAL “THE REDEEMER OF MAN,” CLARIFIES FOR US WHY WE NEEDED THE REDEEMER AND HIS MISSION AS PROMISED REDEEMER. May we read in #9:
“As we reflect again on this stupendous text from the Council's teaching, we do not forget even for a moment that Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, become our reconciliation with the Father.”48.
6)-WHEN OUR FIRST PARENTS REFUSED TO WORSHIP GOD, THEIR MORTAL SIN PUT AN END TO GOD’S FIRST ALLIANCE OF HAPPINESS WITH MANKIND. SIN IS ALWAYS AN OFFENSE TO GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY. WHEN GOD IS OFFENDED, GOD REQUIRES REPARATION, SATISFACTION. THUS THE HOLY FATHER TEACHES IN #9:
“He it was, and he alone, who satisfied the Father's eternal love, that fatherhood that from the beginning found expression in creating the world, giving man all the riches of creation, and making him "little less than God," in that he was created "in the image and after the likeness of God." He and he alone also satisfied that fatherhood of God and that love which man in a way rejected by breaking the first Covenant and the later covenants that God "again and again offered to man."
7)-JESUS, THE SON OF GOD AND OUR REDEEMER, BECAME OUR JUSTICE PAYING OFF OUR DEBT, AND SATISFACTION BEFORE GOD IN THE MYSTERY OF REDEMPTION.
May we read the Holy Father in #9:
“The redemption of the world-this tremendous mystery of love in which creation is renewed- is, at its deepest root, the fullness of justice in a human Heart-the Heart of the First-born Son-in order that it may become justice in the hearts of many human beings, predestined from eternity in the Firstborn Son to be children of God and called to grace, called to love.”
8)-“JESUS PAID OFF OUR DEBT, AS SAINT PAUL REVEALS IT TO US IN HIS LETTER TO THE COLOSSIANS 2:14, May we read saint Paul, (Col 2:14):
“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross,”
9)-JESUS NAILED THE PAYMENT FOR THE DEBT TO THE CROSS..
JESUS REVEALS TO SAINT PAUL THE DEBT, WHICH WAS THE SIN OF OUR FIRST PARENTS, IS NAILED TO THE PAYMENT WHICH IS THE CROSS. THUS THE PAYMENT OF THE DEBT IS NOT GRANTED TO ANYONE FOR THE ASKING. THE PAYMENT IS ATTACHED TO THE CROSS. IN THIS REVELATION, JESUS TEACHES US THAT THE CROSS, WHICH IS THE PAYMENT, AND WE HUMANS, THERE IS AN INFINITE ABYSS. WE CANNOT REACH OUT TO THE PAYMENT ON OUR OWN HUMAN MEANS. THE DEATH OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS IS SUPERNATURAL, OR ON THE DIVINE LEVEL. WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS, ON THE HUMAN LEVEL.
10)-GOD MUST REACH OUT TO US; WE CANNOT REACH OUT TO GOD. THIS MEANS THAT WE DO NOT HAVE A DIRECT LINE OF COMMUNICATION WITH GOD, BECAUSE GOD DID NOT GIVE US ONE. ADAM AND EVE’S SIN DESTROYED THE DIRECT COMMUNICATION GOD HAD ESTABLISHED BETWEEN HIMSELF AND US IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. ADAM IN HIS MORTAL SIN HID HIMSELF FROM GOD IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN. SIN SEPARATED HIM FROM THE PRESENCE OF GOD. May we read in Gen 3:8-10:
“Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
11)-THE REASON FOR ADAM’S HIDING AWAY FROM GOD’S PRESENCE IS SIMPLE. GOD IS PUE LIGHT. THERE IS NO DARKNESS IN GOD, AS SAINT JOHN REVEALS TO US. May we read in 1 Jn 1:5,
“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.”
GOD CANNOT COHABITATE WITH SIN. MAN SINNER IS ON THE HUMAN LEVEL. WE LOVE TO IMAGINE GOD SITTING WITH US, EATING WITH US, WALKING WITH US, DIALOGING WITH US. WE HAD SUCH A DIRECT PRESENCE WITH GOD BEFORE ADAM’S SIN. THE DOWNFALL OF OUR FIRST PARENTS DESTROYED THE DIRECT PRESENCE OF GOD IN OUR LIFE. IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN, GOD WALKED WITH OUR FIRST PARENTS, DIALOGUED WITH THEM. GOD’S DIRECT PRESENCE HAS BEEN DESTROYED BY SIN.
THOSE WHO THINK THEY ENJOY SUCH A DIRECT LINE WITH GOD DECEIVE THEMSELVES.
12)-IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN, THE DIVINE LEVEL LIVED IN HARMONY WITH THE HUMAN LEVEL. OUR FIRST PARENTS DID NOT KNOW SIN. SIN EMBARGO, THEIR SIN PUT AN END TO THEIR HARMONY WITH GOD. SIN DESTROYED THIS BEAUTIFUL HARMONY BETWEEN THE DIVINE AND THE HUMAN UNTIL THE VICTIM JESUS CAME.
13)-THE DOCTRINE OF THE 2 LEVELS, THE DIVINE LEVEL AND THE HUMAN LEVEL, IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCTRINE TO KNOW IN ORDER TO WORK OUR SALVATION. WE MUST STUDY GOD’S REVELATION, GUIDED BY THE SUCCESSOR OF PETER THE MAN WITH THE KEYS OF HEAVEN, TO CLARIFY AND UNDERSTAND GOD’S RETURN TO MANKIND. NO HUMANS CAN INVENT GOD’S RELATION WITH US. MANY OF OUR BISHOPS FOLLOWED PSYCHOLOGISTS PUBLICISING THEIR FINDING A NEW DOCTRINE TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD.
NOW THEY ADMIT PUBLICLY THAT, DENOUNCING THE ORIGINAL SIN, THEY WERE WRONG.
GOD HAS COME BACK TO US OFFERING US NEW MEANS OF SALVATION. SUCH NEW MEANS OF SALVATION WE INTEND TO STUDY FROM NOW ON UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF BENEDICT XVI TO WHOM JESUS ENTRUSTS THE KEYS TO HEAVEN.
May the good Lord bless you all with a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS in the fulfillment of the Eternal Love in your life. The professor.