The Justice of God: The Justice of God: The Antichrist: Rev. Paschal Huchede's view of the Antichrist 6
See this here, the teaching of the ancient Church directly from Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ showing that Salvation is only in Him and the darkness which includes all paganism and idolatry and gnosticism and Vatican II Ecumenism neither comprehends nor grasps nor has anything to do with the Salvation of Christ. To embrace the darkness is to reject Christ and be damned.
Prayer from the ancient Church shows the same thing, Only God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit is to be worshiped. To worship anyone or anything else is to reject Salvation in Christ and be damned.
Emphatically note in the entry on the Gloria that the church that preserved the teaching and worship of Only the True God, was unified by teaching and prayer, i.e. tradition - paradosis as handed down from the Apostles to the Church Fathers and Councils. It is inviolate and can not be changed.
The late medieval Western reinvention of the Papacy as a spiritual and temporal singular authority over everything is absolutely unknown in the early Church and is absolutely the Precursor (the False Prophet) of the Antichrist as Pope St. Gregory the Great of Rome (d. 604 A.D.) warned, stray misquotes from a few of the Church Fathers where even the passage quoted is hamstrung and not finished and totally misrepresented as well notwithstanding (these are not included here - they are a venal simpleton waste of time). See bottom for Fathers of the Church who were the authority for the Councils, as indeed the Apostles themselves were the authority for the first Council of Jeruslaem in 49 A.D.
The Justice of God: The Ambrosian Mass Gloria of St. Ambrose of Milan fourth century A.D. - Interlinear Latin and English
In 49 A.D. held by the Apostles themselves, the first Church Council was held at Jerusalem which has always been the mother of the Churches, for there Our Lord Jesus Christ was born, lived and redeemed us and suffered and died and rose again and will return to, from heaven in the flesh with all His elect angels, and raise and judge all men that have ever been.
Patriarch Photios I of
Constantinoplewas deposed as an usurper and his predecessor Saint Ignatius was reinstated. For his machinations which in the East were seen as heretical and divisive at that time, Photius had been declared deposed by the Pope earlier. The Churchof Constantinopleaccepted this at this, the The Fourth General Council of Constantinople. In the following centuries the East divided from West increasingly by political considerations of the East and the West insisting on its own interpretation of everything, in a snub thrown at the West, Photios was declared a saint by some – his life is anything but that.
After the Great Schism of the 11th century A.D. the Vatican started calling councils in the West starting with Lateran I.
|St. Ambrose of Milan|
St. Ambrose is the Church Father whose preaching led to the conversion of St. Augustine of Hippo, with the aid of St. Augustine's mother St. Monica's prayers for 16 years for her son to save him from hell. St. Augustine recounts his own conversion as coming to the point of confession in the True God when repenting of his profligate ways (he had lived without benefit of marriage with his lady friend for some years):
Latin of St. Ambrose
Glory to God in the Highest. And on earth peace to men of good will. We praise You.
You who take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us.
You who take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.
Thou that sittest at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
For you alone are holy. The Only Lord. You alone. Jesus Christ.
With the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen
Traditional Catholic Prayers: The Catholic Creed: The Ultimate Heresy
The Catholic Creed: The Ultimate Heresy
Apostasy from αποστασία or heresy from αίρεση, what is the difference? In the Early Church Fathers, not much. Heresy was a teaching which lead into apostasy while apostasy meant to leave the faith. Later perceived differences were compiled by the scholastics among others. The basic teaching of the Early Church Fathers is of importance now in the time we are in. In this we can see how false teachings like the synchretist Ecumenical movement are heretical in that they divide Christ by claiming that He is an historical personality but a separate spiritual one accessible to all men through any religion of their choice under any name. This is one of the main tenets of Gnosticism. Gnosticism has always been condemned as heretical and apostate. The heresy of Gnosticism divides Christ and leads men into paganism under the guise of a universalist cosmic Christ which in actuality is the cosmocrator of ancient paganism. That is nothing more than pantheism and is the basis for all paganisms. To embrace that is to apostasize from the faith. Furthermore, the effect it has on society is to produce a relativistic nihilist despair into the void of which the Communist solution presents itself as an answer. The interim stage is the anarchy of every man is an entity unto himself. The Gnostic teachers produced this effect in the Early Church. They were condemned for that as well as the false teachings they promulgated. Increasingly the Church turned to defining ecclesiastical discipline under ecclesiastical law as a result. Invariably the question arose of who was in charge. In the early third century the idea that a single individual was in charge of the Church was considered total Gnostic apostate heresy. Antipopes Zephrynus and Callistus had proposed this at that time and been condemned for it by St. Hippolytus and the bishops of the early church. According to St. Irenaeus, Simon Magus, the one from whom all the Gnostic heresies derived and who guilty of trying to inculcate all sorts of paganism into the faith, had tried this in the first century by trying to make out that he was part of the Godhead, was totally condemned for all of this. By the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great (died 604 A.D.) St. Gregory still condemned the idea that one bishop would be the universal bishop over the whole Church as the precursor of the Antichrist. The Early Church had taught that Gnosticism would be the base for the Antichrist to arise from. The many early Gnostic teachers are like the many today who are a god unto themselves. But the proponents of One Universal Earthly Head over the Church are indeed those who are bringing in the reign of the Antichrist, for that one will try to supplant the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ is the only one Who is head over His Church which He founded by His All Holy Blood. Two variants on a theme, both of which are evil. Anarchy on one hand (just watch evangelical charismatic television for examples) and absolute rule by one fallible individual on the other. Both disasters in the making. Those who recognize the evil of the all pervasive Gnostic reinventions of the Charismatics and Ecumenists then turn to excoriating others by the name they carry such as Catholic and Orthodox, condemning one another. Instead, having recognized the big evil they should be allies in this time, but instead set the stage for the Antichrist by insisting on only one visible eccesiastically defined body with a head. Such insistence is a vain attempt to define every single detail of the faith. In fact the Early Church taught that if the simple doctrine held by a body of believers was in fact Catholic, that is reflecting the true teaching of the Apostles, then it was genuine; they did not insist that every imaginable detail be defined before a body of believers be recognized as true. On the other hand they did not tolerate evil teachings masquerading as true, such as simony or permissive unrepented continual amorality, especially abortion – which they justly condemned as willful murder, or claiming that idolatrous pagans were in fact somehow worshipping the True God (which is they do NOT, of course); all Gnostic inventions, now reinvented by the Charismatics and Ecumenists.
The effect that all the above has on society in terms of moral norms and civil society is two fold and two staged. One — the anarchy of the hedonists and the subsequent paralysing of moral law (mores and folkways, expected by society). Two — the abrogating of Church teaching on right and wrong and the replacement of decency with nihilism. Sandwiched in between is an amoral society that pretends it is moral and relies on a façade of appearance. This is the sure recipe for the dissolution of society on the heels of the mentality of naturalistic so-called enlightenment.
In both the cases of faith and religion and of society in general, anarchy replaced nihilism is the destruction of revealed truth and order. It is devolvement and not evolutionary (as if anything could evolve, it surely can't). It is entropy in the realm of human relations and never enthalpy. It is doom in short order.