August 22, 2019

Members of the Body, Christi

Blessed Augustine of Hippo ca. 354-430 “On the head and the members”

Let us rejoice, then, and give thanks that we are made not only Christians, but Christ. Do ye understand, brethren, and apprehend the grace of God upon us? Marvel, be glad, we are made Christ. For if He is the Head, we are the Members: the whole Man is — He and we — the fullness of Christ, then, is Head and Members. Head and Members, what is that? Christ and the Church. (Homilies on the Gospel of St. John, XXI.8 (PL 75, 1568 A)

Book TWENTY FIRST – Argument, City of God

Of the end reserved for THE CITY OF THE DEVIL, namely the eternal punishment of the Damned; and the arguments which UNBELIEF brings against it.

19 Of those who promise, impunity from all even heretics, through virtue of their participation of the body in Christ.

So, too, there are others who promise this deliverance from eternal punishment, not, indeed, to all men, but only to those who have been washed in Christian baptism and who become partakers of the body of Christ, no matter how they have lived, or what heresy or impiety they have fallen into. They ground this opinion on the saying of Jesus, “ This is the bread which come down from heaven, that if any man eat thereof, he shall not die. I am the living bread which come down from heaven. If a man eat of this bread, he shall live forever.” (Jn6:50-51) Therefore , they say, it follows that these persons must be delivered from death eternal, and at one time or other be introduced to everlasting life.

20 Of those who promise this indulgence not to all, but only to those who have been baptized catholics, though afterwards they have broken out into many crimes and heresies.

There are others still make this promise not even not even to all who have received the sacraments of the baptism of Christ and of his Body, but only to the catholics, however badly they have lived. For these have eaten the body of Christ, not only sacramentally but really, being incorporated in His body, as the apostle says, “ We being many, are one bread one body; (1Cor10:17) so that, though they have afterwards lapsed into some heresy, or even into heathenism and idolatry, yet by virtue of this one thing, they have received the baptism of Christ and have eaten the body of Christ, in the body of Christ, that is to say, in the catholic Church, they shall not die eternally, but at one time or other obtain eternal life; and all the wickedness of theirs shall not avail to make their punishment eternal, but only proportionately long and severe. Satan is still using this FALSE teaching in modern day 2019. Many errantly believing that being baptized, merits a permanent salvation, using His words, Jesus said on His Cross, “It is finished.”(Jn19:30). This Satan says means His victory & blood covers all humanities Sin, by His grace. Martin Luther, even demonstrated every terrible sins to his communities showing his arrogance in His Doctrines. Wickedness, heathenism and idolatry, self responsibility in this age were covered 2000 long ago, just for me. They deny sin, and blot out all the countless times, Jesus pardoned sinners in Sacred Scriptures, concluding with “ go and sin no more!”

Vade Retro Satana”

Why does Jesus write in the temple dust? What was the Oral Law? Hebrew Tradition? Why did accusers walk away 1 by 1?

Woman, where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee? Who said: No man, Lord. And Jesus said: Neither will I condemn thee. Go, and now sin no more.(Jn8:11).

Whosoever is born of God commit not sin: for his seed abide in him. And he cannot sin, because he is born of God. (1Jn3:9)

For if we sin willfully, after having the knowledge of the truth, there is now left no sacrifice for sins: (Heb10:26)

Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. You serpents, generation of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of hell? (Mt23:32-33).

I here perish with hunger! I will arise and will go to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee. I am not worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. (Lk15:18).

And whosoever shall scandalize one of these little ones that believe in me: it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were cast into the sea. And if thy hand scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life, maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into unquenchable fire: Where their worm die not, and the fire is not extinguished. And if thy foot scandalize thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter lame into life everlasting than having two feet to be cast into the hell of unquenchable fire: Where their worm die not, and the fire is not extinguished. And if thy eye scandalize thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee with one eye to enter into the kingdom of God than having two eyes to be cast into the hell of fire: Where their worm die not, and the fire is not extinguished. (Mk9:42-48). Or more: Mt5:30); Eph:4:26); (Rom6:2, 8); (Ex32:30, 34:9); (Zech14:19); (Amos1:4); (Ezk44:27); (1Sam15:25); Lam4:6);

Set thou the sinner over him: and may the devil stand at his right hand.{108:7}When he is judged, may he go out condemned; and may his prayer be turned to sin.(Ps109:7)

And this thing became an occasion of sin: for the people went to adore the calf as far as Dan. (1king 12:30)

RACCOLTA #341 St Augustine’s

O Blessed Virgin Mary, who can worthily repay thee thy dues of praise and thanksgiving, thou who by the wondrous assent of thy will didst rescue a fallen world? What songs of praise can our weak human nature recite in thy honor, since it is by thy intervention alone that it has found the way to restoration? Accept, then such poor thanks as we have here to offer, though they may be unequal to thy merits; and receiving our vows, obtain by thy prayers the remission of our offenses. Carry thou our prayers within the sanctuary of the heavenly audience, and bring forth from it the antidote of our reconciliation. May the sins we bring before Almighty God through thee, become pardonable through thee; may what we ask for with sure confidence, through thee be granted. Take our offering, grant us our requests obtain pardon for what we fear, for thou art the sole hope of sinners. Through thee we hope for the remission of our sins, and in thee, O blessed lady, is our hope of reward. Holy Mary, succor the miserable, help the fainthearted, comfort the sorrowful, pray for us thy people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God; may all who keep thy holy commemoration feel now thy help and protection. Be thou ever ready to assist us when we pray and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. Make it thy continual care to pray for the people of God, thou who blessed by God, didst merit to bear the Redeemer of the world, who lives and reigns, world without end. Amen

An indulgence of 3 years. A plenary indulgence once a month on the usual conditions for the daily recitation of this prayer (Secret Mem., May 19 1854; S.P. Ap., Feb 5,1932).

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