GOD IS FAITHFUL TO HIS WORD
1)-GOD NEVER RENOUNCES HIS SOVEREIGNTY OVER HIS CREATURES. WHAT GOD SAYS, GOD DOES IT.
Because God is faithful to his word, cunnings from his creatures to manipulate God’s words remain unsuccessful. May we consider gay marriages and civil laws against God and the respect to the human person.
As professor of the Holy Scriptures, I must teach without prejudice divine revelation concerning the road to eternal life. Pope Francis reminds us not to use Divine Revelation in a cafeteria style! We must believe and teach all the doctrine revealed.
Benedict xvi in his book : GOD IS NEAR US, teaches us how someone elects to go to heaven or condemns his or herself to eternal damnation. He gives us the example of Judas. Judas knew Jesus well, he was an eye witness to his miracles, he listened to his teachings and probably asked him many questions about his doctrine. . In all and all, he lived with Jesus. He was one of the twelve chosen by Jesus to live an intimate life with the Lord. However, he sold Jesus just for the sake of money and lust. According to the exegetes, the aaronic priests of the temple paid Judas an enormous sum of money to obtain his betraying Jesus to them.
2)-POPE BENEDICT XVI TEACHES THAT IT IS NOT WHAT WE THINK, NOR WHAT WE DESIRE, NOR WHAT WE SAY THAT PUTS US IN HEAVEN OR CONDEMNS US TO EVERLASTING DAMNATION.
Where we are going to spend our eternity is determined by our choices. The Holy Father uses the example of Judas. Judas, in his relationship with Jesus, did not choose Jesus, but he chose to fulfill his disorderly passions. He continued to talk about Jesus like one of the twelve apostles whose friendship grows in “sincere love” for Jesus. Apparently the other eleven never doubted Judas had chosen to live his disorderly passions to fulfillment without even thinking about it. This specific drama is fulfilled constantly in the church down through the centuries. How many bishops, legitimate successors of the apostles, choose to satisfy their disorderly passions instead of choosing Jesus and fulfilling their priestly consecrations in holiness.
3)-JUDAS CRYSTALLIZED HIS ETERNITY THROUGH HIS CHOICES.
He chose his passion for money and his concupiscence for sexual pleasures. In the last moments of his life, he probably never thought his betraying Jesus would turn out to Jesus crucifixion. Faced-up with the gravity of his sin, he lost all hope and trust in the divine mercy of God. His last choice made in despair took his life and separated him for all eternity from Jesus. Judas is the first bishop of the catholic church condemned to everlasting sufferings in hell “without knowing it.” Satan sees Judas as a ferocious enemy in his hell , because satan was condemned to hell for refusing to worship Jesus in the crib in the mystery of Incarnation. Therefore, the sufferings of Judas in hell, because of his three priestly consecrations, into the priestly powers of Christ, are much more intense in his damned soul than the sufferings in hell of a pagan. Jesus himself consecrated Judas into his priestly powers as “worshiper” in his baptism, also he consecrated Judas as “prophet” in his confirmation, and he consecrated Judas as “sacrificator” in his priestly ordination on the night of the Last Supper. We must always remember that Jesus himself administers all the seven sacraments he instituted in each one of us. The ordained priest is an instrument in the hand of Jesus, a very needed instrument, however just an instrument. The sacraments do not belong to the ordained priest, they all belong to Jesus. He is the one who died for us on the cross, and he is the only one to offer us the means of salvation in the sacraments.
4)-THE GAY MARRIAGES OR HOMOSEXUAL UNIONS VERSUS DIVINE REVELATION:
Whoever chooses to “marry” with another person of the same sex, man with a man, and a woman with a woman, chooses to live a life prohibited by God himself. We must respect people making such a choice. Jesus respected Judas’ choice. No more also may we say that such persons are going to hell, because no one knows the relation of friendship or hatred God maintains with such people.
However, divine revelation condemns such choices, as saint Paul reveals in his letter to the Romans:
“ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no excuse; for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes. Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts for the mutual degradation of their bodies. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. their female exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity. And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God handed them over to their undiscerning mind to do what is improper. They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy murder, rivalry treachery, and spite. They are gossips and scandalmongers and they hate God. They are insolent, haughty, boastful, ingenious in their wickedness, and rebellious toward their parents. They are senseless, faithless, heartless, and ruthless. Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.” (Rom 1:20-32)
In his first letter to the Corinthians, saint Paul reveals that we should not deceive ourselves: “do not be deceived; neither fornicators nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of god.” (ICor 6:9)
5)-BLESSED JOHN PAUL II IN THE REDEMPTOR OF MAN
In the words of Juan Pablo ii:
“the God of creation is revealed as the God of redemption, as the God who is "faithful to himself, and faithful to his love for man and the world, which he revealed on the day of creation.
His is a love that does not draw back before anything that justice requires in him.
THE REDEMPTOR OF MAN #9
You have laid down your precepts to be
faithfully kept. May my footsteps be firm
in keeping your commands
If you live according to my teachings, you will truly be
my disciples and the truth will set you free
Therefore we respect the persons who choose to enter into a union or marrying with someone of the same sex. Jesus respects Judas’ choosing his greed and his concupiscence. We do not judge them. We know that God condemns their choice. We preach and teach God’s word. When God mandates us to obey his commandments, we listen and we obey, because what God says is what God does. The last hour comes to each one of us; human laws proclaimed against God’s laws cause many to lose their soul for eternity.
“God will judge us according to the doctrine of Jesus
as revealed in divine revelation”.
May the good Lord bless you richly in your enthusiasm to learn Jesus teachings to work your salvation. The professor.