September 28th 2011, 08:31 PM #1
What I mean by Spiritual Fornication with the Creation
What I mean by Spiritual Fornication with the Creation
Several persons have said they don't understand what I mean by this, when I talk about the lies of the devil summarized totally in anti-Baptism and anti-Marriage. So an explanation is clearly warranted.
What I mean by anti-Baptism is not LITERALLY and MERELY against the Sacrament of Baptism. What I mean by saying that some subscribes to anti-Baptism is someone that doesn't care at all about the necessary SPIRITUAL CONDITIONS of an ADULT who is about to receive Baptism.
An adult who is about to receive the Catholic sacrament of Baptism, or in fact in ANY Christian society, is someone who has FAITH and REPENTANCE. What this means is, by FAITH, they believe ALL Truth that their conscience testifies to in Christ. And by REPENTANCE, we mean someone who is resolved by God's saving help to do their best to follow this truth, both in beliefs and morals, so help them God.
In the Old Covenant, this will not specifically involve Christ, but it WILL mean that they desire to understand and obey what God has revealed thus far, with God's help.
So then, a person with ANTI-BAPTISM in their character is someone completely AGAINST these principles. That would mean, they either don't believe anything that God has revealed, as in an atheist or a deliberate pagan of Old Testament times, or else they DON'T care about exercising REASONABLE DILLIGENCE to FIND the truths of God as best they can and to resolve, with help from the higher power as best as they understand it, to obey and follow these truths, both in belief and morals, as best as they can.
In this world, the majority of these persons are atheists and relativists. The atheist denies that there is a God, and therefore any truths or laws from God to follow. They may still see some sense to ethical questions, but without absolutes from God, such desires are merely subjective, since no one human being can claim such absolute authority to such.
For a relativist, truths about God and morals can never be known for certain to any real degree, and so any one person's opinion to these regards might as well be as good as any other man's, and hence, no one person should be coerced to believe or follow any creed or moral compass. We can presume the relativist might argue exceptions like rape, murder, and serious theft. But apart from these blatant self evident immoraltiies, anything else is up to the person, and therefore unclear.
From such disposition, the person cannot please God in any sense, and so is an "enemy" of God until conversion.
And this is the first big lie of the dragon: God is a liar when He reveals moral imperatives or Revelation. Do not believe him. Do as you wish.
By anti-Marriage, I do not mean LITERALLY anti-Marriage, as in literal promiscuity or fornication. I speak spiritually from the standpoint of the ultimate call and desired destiny of God for all men: the only thing that will or can fully satisfy the longing of every human heart is to be with God face to face forever. No finite thing, even an earthly marriage, can fully satiate. In the end, only the Infinite Being of God, and the Insurmountable, Ineffable Vision of God as Triune in Heaven can fully fulfill the longing of the human heart for the ultimate Good, the ultimate beauty. This is why heaven will never be boring. Think of the most precious mountainous landscape you have ever seen. It is a drop in an endless ocean compared to the Splendor of seeing the Trinity as it is. For this reason, several near death persons who have been taken to heaven have been told, you cannot look above the cloud to the throne, or you will not be able to go back to earth. This is because, once a person sees God, the beauty is indescribable, sending the soul into an ecstasy that cann never be resisted. This is why sin is not possible for those who behold God.
Moreover, this destiny is foreshadowed in human marriage. When man and woman come together in relations, in the climax, their bodies and souls, when done in holiness, are culminating in an ecstasy, a total sharing of persons and climax of inner penetration, gift and reception, of love of being, intellectually and emotionally. But this is only a pale glimpse of the penetration of the Triune God into every soul. For if it is true that the orgasm of the earhtly human being is the greatest physical pleasure possible in general, so then the ecstasy of receiving the Incomprehensible God, His Light, Love, and Unknowable truth into the inner depths of their soul, like the woman receives the man in her inner depths, is the ultimate experience from which the human soul will find its unending desires satiated and never losing their sensation of fulfillment.
For this reason, we say that the heavenly MARRIAGE to GOD, the CreaTOR, in the NEXT life is the ultimate thing that all wise and holy persons now live for.
Hence, when I say that a person is anti-MARRIAGE in this world, whether in Old times or New, I mean someone who does not seek in any sense, such fulfillment, but only the things of THIS world, mere finite goods of the CreaTION for their fulfillment. Hence, they live for at least one of the following for their ultimate fullfillment: physical things, physical grandeur, physical wonder, physical pleasure, or great, wondrous accomplishments, as their ultimate fullfillment.
Because this is a rejection of the heavenly marriage to the Creator, it is an “anti-type” of marriage to the WORLD. But the anti-type of marriage, a true covenant even on earth, a lifelong, perpetual relationship of love, knowledge, and sacrifice between man and woman, is a fornication, a cheapening. For how can even football, or pizza, or beer, or career, take the place of relationship with a spouse, and children, even natural love. For this reason, how many men say on their death bed, I wish I would have spent more nights with my bodies watching hockey and pizza and beer? Hardly never that I am aware. Rather they say, I wish I would have spent more time with my wife and children, for the things that really matter. and for the man that once knew faith, is it not also, I wish I would have made more time with my CreaTOR instead of being infatuated with the CreaTION, in order that I might have more well prepared to be joined to HIM, in eternal MARITAL Covenant.
This, therefore, as in MATERIALISM, seeking fulfillment in accomplishments, egotistical pride, lust, greed, jealousy, these are the stuff of the anti-Marital person, the person that, again, seeks fulfillment in THIS world and ITS goods, the CreaTION, rather than in the CreaTOR.
Hope this helps.
PS, if you really look at it, you will see that anything that has ever been evil or will be is summarized in these two principles.
And why? Because these two principles go against all that summarizes OUR purpose and goodness in our existence, per Catholic Teaching in all basic Catechesis:
ONE: to KNOW, LOVE, and SERVE God in this world (to be faithful to our BAPTISMAL vows)
TWO: to be happy with God forever in the next, that is, to be MARRIED to Him forever!
Hence, to the degree that we DO NOT seek to know and love God (any time we SIN), we are anti-Baptism, against, to whatever degree, FAITH and REPENTANCE, the base conditions of being Baptized,
And all sin is either attachment to a good in CreaTION (venial sin) or a total turning AWAY from God, the CreatOR, TOWARDS a CreatED good. That is what St. Thomas Aquinas taught, and it is in the catechism: when we say to God, this pleasure, this possession, this accomplishment, this mere human marriage without an annulment, is more important to me than You, we are saying, these finite things of CreaTION are more important than the CreaTOR, and so anti-MARRIAGE, fornicating spiritually with the world.
And again, it is written by the wise Solomon that all that was ever wicked came before Abraham.
And this is corroborated: The Noahidine Law is the basis of all repentance, violated before the Flood, the BAPTISM of the world.
And the Tower of Babel was the image of man joining himself to the grandeur of the Creation, as IN the Whore of Babylon, whose decadence and material glory is blasphemously tauted in place of God as the ultimate end of the man’s desires. And God broke it up, frustrated it, and MARRIED a People, His first Bride, the Hebrews.
And so, again, our theology is corroborated: all that was ever evil came before God even called Abraham, and so it is true, the total ANTITHESIS of the base sacraments had by those separated from Rome by heresy, Baptism and Marriage, is the summary of all evil.
And Jesus founded the fullness of His Redemptive POWER in the Sacraments. Horns in the Bible many times symbolize POWER. So the seven horns of the Lamb in apocalypse can be the seven Sacraments. But five loaves are broken away for those who feed on barely from the foundation of the earth, leaving two fish, the two sacraments that heretics take with them in the chaos of their sea of doctrinal confusion, being tossed about by every wave of teaching: Baptism and Marriage.
So then, the false prophet bears two horns like a Lamb, and this can mean, again, by our Theology, as the devil mocks and plagiarizes the Sacraments, the devil takes what base goodness is retained by heretics, the base reasons for our existence, the summary of all good, Baptismal vows (seek God’s truth and morals as best as you can) and the Eternal Marriage to come, and MOCKS them into the SUMMARY of ALL EVIL, anti-Baptism and anti-Marriage, the principles we have just seen, that indeed summarize all that has been wicked or ever will, from all sides of Catholic experience!O, Blessed Kateri, pray for us!
September 29th 2011, 02:00 AM #2
Re: What I mean by Spiritual Fornication with the Creation
Forgot to mention, the base goodness of hereTICS is twisted into the ultimate hereSY~O, Blessed Kateri, pray for us!
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