World Days of Peace
46th World Day of Peace 2013, Blessed are the Peacemakers
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POPE BENEDICT XVI
FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE
WORLD DAY OF PEACE
ACERBO NIMIS: 4. All this becomes evident on a little reflection. Christian teaching reveals God and His infinite perfection with far greater clarity than is possible by the human faculties alone. Nor is that all. This same Christian teaching also commands us to honor God by faith, which is of the mind, by hope, which is of the will, by love, which is of the heart; and thus the whole man is subjected to the supreme Maker and Ruler of all things. The truly remarkable dignity of man as the son of the heavenly Father, in Whose image he is formed, and with Whom he is destined to live in eternal happiness, is also revealed only by the doctrine of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ said: Gospel of St. John, Chp. XIV, ver. 6 Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me. Jesus Christ is the Only Word of God (therefore the Only Mediator between God and man who by His shared nature, of God as the Only Word of God, and man as the Only Incarnate Messiah, can bridge the gap between the All Holy infinitely pure and undefiled God and fallen sinful man. Christ knew no sin. It was by His sinless unparalleled Sacrifice that He alone is the Redeemer of man and way to God.). The ancient pagan lies of Satan tried to teach many words/mediators and gods. They are all lies of the Devil and false and will only lead their followers to hell. Apostate Judaism is no different from apostate paganism in this and every regard. Both are hellbound with their followers - no exceptions. Only Christ can redeem from that and not by anyone professing the pagan and Judaic religions of Satan and that of Christ at the same time. One must always reject pagan religion and Judaism in order to confess the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved. }
Jesus Christ said: Gospel of St. Luke Chp. X, ver.3 Go: *Behold I send you as lambs among wolves.
Saint Paul said Acts Chp. XX, ver. 26 Wherefore I take you to witness this day, that I am clear from the blood of all.
Jesus Christ said Gospel of St. Matthew, Chp. X, ver. 32 *Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father, who is in heaven.
Jesus Christ said Gospel of Luke Chp. 18, ver. 5 Yet because this widow is troublesome to me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming, she weary me out.
ACERBO NIMIS: 15. In order to enkindle the zeal of the ministers of God [V2 New Church minions are not referred to at all, they are far worse than the worst pagan.], We again insist on the need to reach the ever-increasing numbers of those who know nothing at all of religion, or who possess at most only such knowledge of God and Christian truths as befits idolaters. How many there are, alas, not only among the young, but among adults and those advanced in years, who know nothing of the chief mysteries of faith; who on hearing the name of Christ can only ask? "Who is he. . . that I may believe in him?" In consequence of this ignorance, they do not consider it a crime to excite and nourish hatred against their neighbor, to enter into most unjust contracts, to do business in dishonest fashion, to hold the funds of others at an exorbitant interest rate, and to commit other iniquities no less reprehensible. They are, moreover, ignorant of the law of Christ which not only condemns immoral actions but also forbids deliberate immoral thoughts and desires. Even when for some reason or other they avoid sensual pleasures, they nevertheless entertain evil thoughts without the least scruple, thereby multiplying their sins above the number of the hairs of the head. These persons are found, we deem it necessary to repeat, not merely among the poorer classes of the people or in sparsely settled districts, but also among those in the higher walks of life, even, indeed, among those puffed up with learning, who, relying upon a vain erudition, feel free to ridicule religion and to "deride whatever they do not know."}
ACERBO NIMIS: 9. Here then it is well to emphasize and insist that for a priest there is no duty more grave or obligation more binding than this. Who, indeed, will deny that knowledge should be joined to holiness of life in the priest? "For the lips of the priest shall keep knowledge." The Church demands this knowledge of those who are to be ordained to the priesthood. Why? Because the Christian people expect from them knowledge of the divine law, and it was for that end that they were sent by God. "And they shall seek the law at his mouth; because he is the angel of the Lord of hosts." Thus the bishop speaking to the candidates for the priesthood in the ordination ceremony says: "Let your teaching be a spiritual remedy for God's people; may they be worthy fellow-workers of our order; and thus meditating day and night on His law, they may believe what they read, and teach what they shall believe."