WHAT THE CHURCH TEACHES
It is a fact that the Catholic Church has defined infallibly that to remain in the Catholic Church one must accept all the teachings of the Church which includes the Council of Trent, especially its teachings on justification.
Pope Leo XIII, spells this out clearly in Satis Cognitum, June 29, 1896:
"The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the
unanimous teaching of the Fathers, WHO WERE WONT TO HOLD AS
OUTSIDE CATHOLIC COMMUNION, AND ALIEN TO THE CHURCH,
WHOEVER WOULD RECEDE IN THE LEAST DEGREE FROM ANY POINT
OF DOCTRINE PROPOSED BY HER AUTHORITATIVE MAGISTERIUM."
WHAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHES ON JUSTIFICATION
Pope Paul III, Council of Trent, 16th Century. Session 6, Chap. 16, ex cathedra:
"AFTER THIS CATHOLIC DOCTRINE ON JUSTIFICATION, WHICH
WHOSOEVER DOES NOT FAITHFULLY AND FIRMLY ACCEPT CANNOT
BE JUSTIFIED, IT SEEMED GOOD TO THE HOLY COUNCIL TO ADD
THESE CANONS, SO THAT ALL MAY KNOW NOT ONLY WHAT THEY
MUST HOLD AND FOLLOW, BUT ALSO WHAT TO AVOID AND SHUN."
WHAT THE VATICAN II CHURCH SAYS ON JUSTIFICATION
Does the Vatican II Church teach anything different on Justification, because if it does, it
is basically denying the teachings of an infallible council,namely the Council of Trent?
Here is what the Vatican II sect think about Martin Luther's view on Justification-faith alone
Joint Declaration with Lutherans, Oct 31, 1999: #13. IN LIGHT OF THIS
CONSENSUS, THE CORRESPONDING DOCTRINAL CONDEMNATIONS
OF THE 16TH CENTURY DO NOT APPLY TO TODAY'S PARTNER."
That is not a good Start!
Joint Declaration with Lutherans: #26. ACCORDING TO THE LUTHERAN
UNDERSTANDING , GOD JUSTIFIES SINNERS IN FAITH ALONE
(sola fide). In faith they place their trust wholly in their Creator and Redeemer
and thus live in communion with him."
And to top that off....
Joint declaration with Lutherans #41. Thus the doctrinal condemnations of the
16th century, in so far as they are related to the doctrine of justification, appear
in a NEW LIGHT: THE TEACHING OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCHES
PRESENTED IN THIS DECLARATION DOES NOT FALL UNDER THE
CONDEMNATIONS FROM THE COUNCIL OF TRENT."
Incredible! And I've got a harbour bridge to sell you. How one can believe this and think he or she is still a member of the Catholic Church defies all logic.
- Why those under Benedict XVI must either deny the faith or deny that he is the Pope-