Things Old And New: A Jeremiad

Here is one of the most annoyingly hypocritical and self-serving things about the New Church hierarchy:
At Vatican II and afterward, the hierarchy despairs en masse of converting the world to Christ and His law. (Some are even consciously working for Satan, but let’s leave that aside for now).
Result? Capitulation to the world. They simply ignore the obvious differences between the world and its mores, and the Church and its mores. They engage in irenic ecumenism, which ignores inconvenient articles of Faith. They no longer teach those articles in the catechisms (if they teach catechism at all). In fact, some catechisms contain outright heresy (e.g. the Dutch catechism, or the French Pierres Vivantes). Nor do they teach any other truths deemed to be too hard for modern man to accept, especially in the area of sexual morals. In some places they even actively strive to corrupt the youth with perverted sex “education”. “Catholic” universities and seminaries teach even more false modern philosophy and theology (than they already were before Vat II). It was no longer possible to view things in black and white, the New Church thought. That was just too hard; the grace of God wasn’t sufficient under the new conditions. In that case, to make things bearable we had to start looking for gray.
Fast forward to the present.
We’ve found lots of gray; Fifty Shades of Grey, and more.
But now that a couple of generations have become so terribly corrupted both in mind and body due to the bishops’ failure to “preach the word: [to] be instant in season, out of season: [to] reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine”, “there [has come] a time when they [do] not endure sound doctrine but, according to their own desires, they [] heap to themselves [more] teachers, having itching ears: And [] indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but [are] turned unto fables.” (II Tim. 4:2ff)

So, for the present horrid state of the world, of which they themselves are the primary cause, what solution do most bishops, and our pope, propose?
Why, they say that there is still too much black and white. And since we must “discern in the flux of life”, and since life right now is terribly…um…fluxed up, and since God is still incapable of healing man’s passions, such that to return to even the relative prudery of fifty years ago is impossible, let alone the greater prudery of earlier times, we simply have to lower our expectations yet further; the moral law must change; we must have more laxity, must jettison more truths. (Case in point, the Vatican itself recently sponsored a perverted sex education program, The Meeting Point, which actually recommends that students view pornographic movies, for “discussion” purposes.) The bishops shirk their primary duty, with the excuse that it’s too hard, that God doesn’t give the grace necessary, under present conditions, to live up to traditional morals, so these are now merely an “ideal” that only a few reach (perhaps by some capricious freak of grace?). The result of shirking their duty is a further collapse of morals. New and laxer norms must be established therefore, in order to avoid hurting people’s feelings, so they won’t think we’re “rigid” and mean. This leads to further collapse of morals, and…lather, rinse, repeat.

All the while the bishops are blaming the collapse on secular society, on the media, on pornographers, even on God — on anyone but those who really carry the blame, which is the bishops themselves. But what else could be expected of those who have not repented of the sin of despair that brought this about in the first place? For [they] “changed the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause, God delivered them up to shameful affections…And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient.”

And whither will this proven fail of a policy bring us in the next couple of generations?
No prophet is needed here. The whole world will become a chaotic maelstrom of sex and violence that will rival or surpass Sodom and Gommorah.

Thus the Jeremiad:

Isaiah 5:20
Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.

[Woe to you modern ecclesiastics, who effectively say divorce, adultery and sodomy is good, and call evil those who condemn these things; who put Modernism for light, and Traditionalism for darkness; who put the bitter slavery of sin as sweetness, and the yoke of Christ as bitterness (Mt. 11:30)]

Mt. 23:13
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for you yourselves do not enter in and those that are going in, you suffer not to enter.

[Woe to you, modern bishops, hypocrites, because you have failed to teach true Faith and morals, and excused man’s sin, so that he remains shut out from the kingdom of heaven; for you first lied to yourselves, to excuse your own sin, so that yourselves will not enter in, and to those that wanted to learn the way, you told the same lies.]

Mt. 23:15
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you go round about the sea and the land to make one proselyte. And when he is made, you make him the child of hell twofold more than yourselves.

[Woe to you, ecumenists, because you go round about the sea and the land to make one proselyte to the Worship of Man. And when he is made, you make him a Hater of Truth twofold more than yourselves.]

Mt. 23:27
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you are like to whited sepulchres, which outwardly appear to men beautiful but within are full of dead men’s bones and of all filthiness.

[Woe to you Unconditional Lovers of Man and Non-Judgmentalists, because you are like to whited sepulchres; you outwardly appear to men beautiful, nice and charitable, but within are full of the same filthiness that you excuse in others, and the bones of those souls you have slain with your excuses.]

Mt. 23:29
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, that build the sepulchres of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the just,

[Woe to you Modernists, hypocrites, who build churches to the old saints, and pretend respect to the just of the past, while “canonizing” new “saints” who, like you, completely repudiate the Faith and virtues of the saints of old.]

Jn 3:17ff
For God sent not his Son into the world, to judge the world [to damnation]: but that the world may be saved by him [by being drawn from its erring ways]. He that believeth in him is not judged [to damnation]. But he that doth not believe is already judged [and will be damned if he doth not repent]: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the judgment: Because the light is come into the world and men loved darkness rather than the light: for their works were evil. For every one that doth evil hateth the light [given by the Dubia] and [ignoreth, and] cometh not to the light, that his works may not be reproved. But he that doth truth cometh to the light, that his works may be made manifest: because they are done in God.

II Tim. 3 (excerpts)
Know also this, that in the last days shall come dangerous times. Men shall be lovers of themselves…proud [of their humility], blasphemers [pretending they know better than Christ Himself, because they directly contradict His words], disobedient to parents [our Fathers, the good popes of the past], ungrateful [for the wisdom that the Church has stored over the ages], wicked [condoning sin],  Without affection [but having only empty sentiment]… Traitors [to the Faith], stubborn [in heresy], puffed up [by modernist theories], and lovers of pleasure more than of God: Having an appearance indeed of godliness [because they seem merciful and nice] but denying the power thereof [for they say that God hath not the power to keep us from sin]. Now these avoid… [who are] ever learning [their modern theories], and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth [handed down by Tradition]. Now as Jannes and Mambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no farther: for their folly shall be manifest to all men [by means of the Dubia], as theirs also was… But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring, and driving into error, But continue thou in those things which thou hast learned and which have been committed to thee. Knowing of whom thou hast learned them: And because from thy infancy thou hast known the holy scriptures which can instruct thee to salvation by the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

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