I would be very presumptuous, certainly, if I thought I could move over and settle the whole world’s problems in one night’s lecture. He is a man whom we can point to as the visible Vicar on earth of the visible Christ in eternity. “It seems that it is.”, “Isn’t that a bad thing to come from God?”. Just as we are required to have one Faith and one Baptism, so as to be saved, we are also required to have one Lord. Saint Teresa of Avila, in the state of justification, saw the place in Hell reserved for her if she kept on going to the parlor to speak to a person she should not speak to. You find the Mother of Jesus at Bethlehem. Because I have not yet been saved. In order to find that little Charity, that bundle of Love lying in the straw, you have got to walk down the hills, over the rocks, across the brooks, into the dark, in your hunt for the cave. They were justified! This leads me, my dear listeners, to pause for a little while, to teach you simply, as a father, what is the distinction between justification and salvation — in careful, simple, understandable, theological illustrations; or else you will not be able to understand why “men of good will,” to whom “peace” is given, did not have a Saviour until the day of Christmas. This video is now available to watch. What did the angels say to the shepherds when they appeared to them, on the hills around Bethlehem? The main safeguards required by the Policy for the Protection of Children are: the screening of employees and volunteers, the training of employees, volunteers, parents and youth with regard to safe-environment practices and awareness of signs of child abuse. When Jesus, on the top of the Mount of Olives, ascended into Heaven, the souls of the just ascended with Him. We are a child when we eat, when we sleep, when we are sick, when we are old. They had paid up in suffering for all the offences they had committed. It is because Catholics have let go of the Church’s doctrine on salvation that all else is being taken away from us. Give me one Pope infallibly defining, or one Council. Holy Scripture says about the shepherds to whom the angels appeared, that they were “field-living.” There are two kinds of shepherds: one, the kind who go home at night for supper and return the next morning; and the other, the real pastoral kind, who stay in the field with their sheep night and day, probably going home on holidays with a lamb for dinner. Because I must always pray for the grace of final perseverance. We know that there is no custodian of anything in the order of nature — no farmer to his field, no bird lover to his doves, no cow puncher to his cattle — so warm and intimate and close, so dependable and loving, as a shepherd to his sheep. “Of the fruit of that tree you shall not eat,” God commanded. If, in the Old Testament, you believed “somehow in a God”; or believed only in “everything that was good and fine”; or, you were hoping for the best, or believed in belief — you would not be saved. I would like to offer that as a problem to those who are saying that you can get into Heaven by being sincere and living up to the best that is in you. You are responsible before God for everything I teach you. He can tell you his whole history in very short order. 20. He is the only one who indispensably can safeguard the flesh and blood dogmas of Christianity in infallible pronouncement. As a matter of fact, God is so successful all by Himself, within Himself, that failure of what is outside Him, does not even need to bother Him. Bishop Joseph Imakando - The Making Of A Champion (http://www.blci.info) . Salvation is going God’s way. Bite by bite they pull, Many are tried and found wanting. The deepest need in everyone's heart is to be loved. Their bellies full of blossoms; That is of the Faith. Saints Berard, Peter, Otho, Accursius, and Adjutus were martyred by practitioners of "the religion of peace": She was the Roman hostess of the first of Christ's Vicars, mother and grandmother to saints: Saint Priscilla (First Century), He died shortly before the peace of Constantine: Saint Marcellus (309). While all the beautiful “The world, by and large, then,” you say, “is somewhat of a failure, as far as salvation is concerned, Father?”, “Yes!” I tell you. Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. . Adam had justification, and committed Original Sin — and bequeathed the state of alienation from God to every one of his children. Some notorious comedian will roar like Santa Claus! Why not let them go to Heaven? He is the most singular thing in a multitude. Parish Calendar "All will know that you are My disciples because you love one another" (John 13:35) Welcome! The only way I can get to what I want to talk about tonight, the love of God for us as a Child and His birth into the world as a Child, is by giving you a challenge. You Harvard hypocrites! He was in the state of sanctifying grace, and in this state he was given a trial — to see if he would persevere in it, to see if his justification ought to be a sealed thing, forever. When Saint Paul started his last journey to Rome, and was wrecked off an island just south of Sicily, do you remember how the “ignorant natives” greeted him? They lived with their sheep on the hill. The Jews were circulating all over the world. And if you do not get it, you cannot be saved. That's it. Please Come Home! What you did for the least of these you did to Me." It is now: Baptism of Water, or damnation! There is great responsibility always on the listener. We hope you are blessed! I am talking to you as grown-ups, with Christian responsibilities for fulfilling all Christ’s commandments, once you have heard them. There is no stronger bond than family and we believe that we are all a part of a greater extended family. Lucifer was never saved, though he was once justified. What is required, once you have justification, in order that you may have salvation? And without our Saviour, there is no salvation. That is what the Apostles’ Creed means, in that phrase we never pay much attention to: . You will not even know He is there. Jesus does not say, “Go forth and teach all nations, and I will take them, and lead them to Heaven again.” No! “Go ye into the whole world,” Jesus said, “and preach the gospel to every creature. A shepherd lives with his sheep, watches them pasture, thinks according to their rhythms, shares their weather. The sad situation of the Faith in America and in the whole world is breaking the hearts of true Catholics. Stars burn up! or Those who teach whatever Jesus commanded His Apostles to teach, now teach with raging tongues of fire. “And you shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger,” means that salvation is a visible thing, as visible as a freshly born, freshly wrapped child, now drinking milk at its mother’s breast. Then lie awhile and sleep. Do you see clearly that justification and salvation are not the same thing? The shepherds in Holy Scripture were field-watchers. Matthew 25. You and I enter the state of justification. Not one of them had seen the Beatific Vision. What We Offer. Why could you not say then, that they belonged to the soul of the Beatific Vision? I did not invent this entrance requirement for redemption and salvation. Bread of Life. What were these people called, the “saved”? Bread Of Life Church | Live Wednesday Service - youtube.com If you do not desire that Water, you cannot be justified. And because I, once a son in the Society of Jesus, see it as sad and tragic, and say it is sad and tragic, I am resented. Bread of Life. A Child is given unto us! In the Old Testament, you could not be justified unless you wanted a Redeemer to come, and you could not be saved until He came. And every baptized baby is a subject of our Holy Father the Pope. May I say that there is a terrific responsibility on every boy and girl who has ever heard me speak on Thursday night, especially now that the defined doctrines of the Church are being assailed in such wholesale fashion. Developed by ITNOJ Group, LLC - Bread of Life Worship Church is a ministry of Missions2Nations Light, meant to be the means of making things visible, with nothing to show! Leonard Feeney) Audiobook CD Set, Commentary on Saint Paul's to the Philippians MP3, Commentary on Saint Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians MP3, Blessed Charles of Austria: A Holy Emperor and His Legacy, Homeostasis: Seeking the Tranquility of Order MP4, The Lernaean Hydra of Heresy and the Timeliness of Our Crusade MP4, The Holy Family: A Vaccination Against Devilio MP4, Episode 262: On Being Truly and Supernaturally Pro-Life. Call 978-874-2848 to reserve your spot CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR LIVE STREAM OR WATCH PREVIOUS SERVICES Cross the bridges over the brook, To Saint Pius X They were men pleasing to God. I am giving it to you simply and clearly and fully and straight! They went from field to field, to all the neighboring pastures, and before a day was over, they did not know which shepherd belonged to which sheep. I have seen how it has deteriorated in the past twenty-five years. I place responsibility on you for everything you have listened to, tonight, for everything I have said. Creative Commons Attribution - Share Alike License. You will not have time to read her autobiography — you will not even know it is obtainable. 382 likes. (Fakhri B. Maluf, Ph.D.), RIP. Luke 2:18. When the angels said to the shepherds, “Go over to Bethlehem!” they did not mean, “Go over and commune with nature.” They did not mean, “Turn to Bethlehem, the way a wild Mohammedan would turn to Mecca!” They did not say, “Close your eyes and imagine what profound depths there are in you.”, The angels said, “Run like men, and find the Baby — and His little Mother, with Him!”. How absurd! They knew the Messias was to be of flesh and blood, and was to have a voice. Extra ecclesiam nulla salus (outside the Church there is no salvation). It is a simple tale. People do not want to see! They were holy men. What is it? It is perpetually part of the infallible teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, against which Our Lord has promised the gates of hell will never prevail. He descended into Hell, the third day He rose again from the dead: He ascended into Heaven . . The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were founded in 1949 by Father Leonard Feeney, M.I.C.M. . Contact Us. . And slowly down the steep, What new news were the angels coming to give to these believing and holy shepherds, who were in the state of justification? The Bread of Life Missionary Baptist Church was established in 2016. You have got to sacrifice other things in order to find it, even the brightness of the stars. He is the only one who is sure to preserve Jesus and Mary at Bethlehem. You had to believe in a Redeemer to come. Why was salvation being kept from them? You will not find Him even when you see a First-Communion little girl come down the aisle and say to her father (as I once heard a little girl say), “Pick me up and kiss me because Jesus is in my heart.” You will not find Him even when you see a little nun consecrated to God, whose face and eyes and hands show it. My message today is identically the same as the one I have been giving for the past quarter of a century. Were a man to have gotten into the state of sanctifying grace through Baptism, and were he to come to the time when he could receive the Blessed Eucharist, if he did not eat the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, he would have no life in him. This is a child’s world. It is a lack of a knowledge of this most important and basic distinction — without which a true understanding of the Old Testament and its fulfillment in the New can never be made — that has led the Liberal theologians of our day to keep on saying that all you need to do to be saved is to be justified, and that you can be justified without the waters of Redemption which the Babe of Bethlehem was born to bring! But this world, as far as men go, need not be a failure! The angels were giving the shepherds the new news of salvation! What do I know? Only Jesus Christ can fill this need in your heart, and we want to help fill your heart here at our parish! Any person may make a report of child abuse if they suspect a child is being or was abused. Except for His excursion into Egypt, He never left the tiny territory of Palestine. He does not have too many songs to sing him to sleep at night. Is justification the same as salvation? Extra ecclesiam nulla salus (outside the Church there is no salvation). Some noted actor, if he is able, will do a little Christmas barking on the radio. For those who are truly anxious to know and love Jesus and Mary at Christmas, let me touch on one little phase of the situation. . To report suspected child abuse by phone, contact CHILDLINE at 1-800-932-0313. In the New Testament, you cannot be justified unless you want the water Jesus bequeathed us on the Mount of Olives; and you cannot be saved until that water is poured on your head! And still, they could not see God! Our Holy Father the Pope has been given to us by Christ so as to preserve the incarnational values of Redemption until the end of time. One day, in the life to come, I shall see you and meet you perhaps before the Judgment Seat of God and I shall ask you what you have made of the talk I gave you on that Thursday night before Christmas, when I had a bad cold. “You cannot have this; you cannot have that.”. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. The entrance fee of salvation for the souls in the Limbo of the Just was the Flesh and Blood of Jesus, leading them in! Let me repeat: The holiest men who died in the Old Testament could not see God until God’s Son led them to God — until Jesus entered first. If they had any Purgatory to fulfill, it had been fulfilled. I could see a more pointed, but no more decisive, sacrifice than a shepherd leaving his sheep on the mountain top and going over to see a little baby, in a cave which housed also an ox and an ass, two kinds of animals in which a shepherd is not interested! 2129 N Commerce Pkwy Weston, FL 33326, EE.UU × ), Salvation in the New Testament is the complete performance of the Blessed Trinity — is of the Father, and the Son He sent, and of the Holy Ghost, sent by the Son. His one cry is, “Where is my mother” or “Where is my daddy?” as he looks into every other unsatisfactory face. You would not want to know the truth of the Catholic Faith. There will be red lights blinking on Christmas trees, this year the same as last year. Every tree eventually collapses. Things are constantly being taken away from a child. A child does not go to sleep each night weirdly worrying about all the other children in the world who might be going to sleep, too; wondering, just as he is on the verge of slipping into slumber, if there is any insomnia on the rest of the street. It holds for every age; it applies to every generation, until the end of time. I wrote a poem about it: Oh you should have seen the miracle That was the requirement for the Old Testament. And all that heard, wondered; and at those things that were told them by the shepherds …. He has to stand up in Particular Judgment, to see if he has done all the required things in justification! And his utterances are given to Rome and the world: urbi et orbi. January 14 at 7:55 PM. When they died, the just of the Old Testament, as we saw a few moments ago, went, not to the Beatific Vision, but to the Limbo of the Just. Jesus is not going to come down again and lead another group into salvation. . I saw when I was in Wales, Lazy shepherds have lazy flocks. That sounds as if God made this world as a project, and if He is not successful with it, He will be disgraced for all eternity! But justification and salvation are two different things! It is the journey, but not the goal. Regular Parish Mass and Confession Schedule: Monday through Friday: 7:00 am & 11:30 am, Confessions: Saturday 3:00 - 4:00 PM & after 7:00 PM Mass, LIVE-STREAM Masses Monday through Friday at 7:00 am and Sunday at 11:00 am on YouTube. I do not have to teach you to think like a child. A Child is born to you Who is Christ, the Lord! That is very sweet, is it not? Worship and videos from Bread of Life Deaf Lutheran Church (ELCA). That is what Saint Peter believed when he was sent to baptize the justified Cornelius. There is too, perhaps, no occupation to which has been attached so much honest, decent sentiment, as to that of a shepherd. We are not a perfect parish but we want you to know that you are welcome to come home to Your Father's House. I am an expert at this because I lived for ten months in North Wales. (Matt. This premiere video has ended. Let me repeat. It has been completely revamped and redesigned to fit our new church look and feel. “For, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people; For: This day is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord .