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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Apologize: Let's not get sloppy

We have been having quite a bit of trouble with ECUSA wolves in priest's clothing who simply do not believe that Jesus is the eternal Son of God, being fully God and fully man, eternally one with the Father. They are willing enough to go through the liturgical motions, but are nuanced enough not to worry about their integrity in doing so.

I have thought about addressing some of them with C.S. Lewis' Trilemma: IE, we know that Jesus claims to be God; that makes Him either Liar, Lunatic, or Lord. Pick one but don't patronize Him by calling Him a decent chap with a cool moral philosophy, etc. We don't have that option.

.. but leave it to my RC Catechism to give it to us very straight, with the Church's Scriptures-

"The title "Son of God" signifies the unique and eternal relationship of Jesus Christ to God his Father; He is the only Son of the Father; He is God Himself. To be a Christian, one must believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." (Catechism 454)

Acts 8:35-37
35Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

36And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

37And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

John 2:22-23
22Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

23Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

Let's not get sloppy.