They had the true Faith! 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. Their little mouths meandering on, Where myriads of sheep go munching up The answer is, because the souls in the Limbo of the Just could not go into Heaven until the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ in visibility led them in! You will see her picture here in our room, which Ellen Maria Beneway painted, and you will dismiss it with a non-childlike dismissal; with an adult, supercilious grin, and a horrid academic face. We do not need to worry any more, because we are in the state of sanctifying grace! Now, in the Old Testament, what did you have to do in order to get into the state of justification, after Adam had sinned? “The world, by and large, then,” you say, “is somewhat of a failure, as far as salvation is concerned, Father?”, “Yes!” I tell you. They had a love and a behavior that was consonant with the fact that God was going to become flesh and blood. Matthew 25. YouTube: https://youtu.be/SbXF9e6fozk Sufficient for the congregation is the preacher thereof, when he is preaching Christ’s message. (Fakhri B. Maluf, Ph.D.), RIP Prior: Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. 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. . All employees and volunteers commit themselves to following the Code of Conduct that can be found in the Policy. 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. He goes to the piano which he fails to play, opens the book which he does not succeed in reading reaches for the moon which does not come down to him, asks to go in an automobile that will not take him. You would not go over to Bethlehem if it were standing right in front of you! 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. He is a man whom we can point to as the visible Vicar on earth of the visible Christ in eternity. Direct your child-interest towards Jesus, and you will be surprised at what wonderful results you will get. But this world, as far as men go, need not be a failure! Estudio Biblico Mid Week 01.14.21. You can go to Heaven! There was no one, in the whole world, who did not know that a Redeemer was promised, that He was to be given to the Jews, and that He was to be from the tribe of Juda. No! There is not a city in the United States where you could not find it. The angels also said, “Peace on earth to men of good will.” Inasmuch as it was to the shepherds that this encouragement was given, it is easy to imply — in fact, it is necessary to see — that these shepherds were men of good will. This is what is causing the sickness of the world, and it is even more true to say so today than when I said so twenty-five years ago. or Jesus, without Whom in flesh and blood not one justified soul in the Old Testament could enter into salvation, as He was departing this earth said, as His last commission to His Apostles, “Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. “As the Father hath sent me,” Christ said to His Apostles, “I also send you.” (John 20:21. Adam had justification, and committed Original Sin — and bequeathed the state of alienation from God to every one of his children. He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned.” (Mark 16:15,16.) A mother makes a baby doubly visible. 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. It has been completely revamped and redesigned to fit our new church look and feel. Our Lord’s whole life was, in its simplicity, the life of a child. . By Mr R Snell 19th May 2020 . https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNAtNsL3amfjcikJ1652tww 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. It is now: Baptism of Water, or damnation! They knew the Messias was to be of flesh and blood, and was to have a voice. The deepest need in everyone's heart is to be loved. Things are constantly being taken away from a child. 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. You had to believe in a Redeemer to come, and you had to keep the Commandments. Now that I have got my doctrinal message over in detail, let me give it to you in simple summary, before I go on to speak again of Christmas. And so, as occupations go, I do not think there is any man who could with more reason say it was impossible to leave his work and go over to Bethlehem than a shepherd. And his utterances are given to Rome and the world: urbi et orbi. A child’s trust, and heart, and love, and footsteps, and eyes, and interest, are never frustrated by failure. I think you can get a child very tired of giving ice-cream cones to fifty people. At the end of the day, it's all about yielding ourselves to God's Spirit so that the entirety of our life brings praise to our crucified, risen, and exalted Messiah. Little babies could not find it, I grant you, but little Protestant babies who die before they reach the age of reason are saved. Contact Us. Inch by inch, the sweet grass Enter your email address to receive notifications by email every time we post something to the site. How absurd! That is how chaste you have to be to find this Baby. It was not enough just vaguely to “love God.”. 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. That flesh and blood Vicar of Jesus Christ is none other than the Pope, our Holy Father, a visible head for Christ’s visible Church. 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. That is of the Faith. Extra ecclesiam nulla salus (outside the Church there is no salvation). Front Page News ... Northumberland Church of England Academy Trust - Inspiring Achievement Encouraging Compassion Powered by realsmart. Some notorious comedian will roar like Santa Claus! Bite by bite they pull, (When you go to Heaven, most of the Americans you meet will be under seven years of age!) the reporting of suspected child abuse in compliance with the Child Protective Services Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. firstname.lastname@example.org. We are not going to get our bodies again until the last day.”, And Jesus could have replied: “I am sorry, but until I am in Heaven in body you cannot be there in soul, no matter how pure and unsullied and sinless your souls may be.”. He was created in the state of justification, and from that state he fell. 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! It will just miss you. If that does not touch you, you cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”. Then lie awhile and sleep. 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. The shepherds in Holy Scripture were field-watchers. Bread of Life. Do not read me some hardly known theological writer of this century, or last century. “And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words: going forth out of that house or city shake off the dust from your feet. Share. It is the one art you all know. 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. Led by Pastor Manuel Dunham, our number one mission is to win souls for Jesus Christ. The line is open 24/7 and callers may choose to remain anonymous. Are turning into wool. The Jews were circulating all over the world. And if you do not get it, you cannot be saved. I can only say to you that in case you want to know what the Catholic Church has been teaching, and what the saints have been saying, I am telling it to you, my dear listeners. But the shepherds went. Brother André Marie, M.I.C.M. If you do not desire that Water, you cannot be justified. Light, meant to be the means of making things visible, with nothing to show! You cannot go on being “clever” about Christianity, once you have listened to me, or, in my stead, any Catholic priest who will authoritatively teach you the truth. What do I know? A child is indignant, decisive, impetuous. And he would eventually lose his soul, unless he made his justification fruitful. The shepherds were told, “This day is born to you a Saviour,” which meant, salvation does not begin until He is born. Pastor Frank Montileone "Four Anchors to Drop in Our Storm" (November 1, 2020) Here you will find sermons, specials, and so much more from the past couple of years that have been recorded. May Jesus give you understanding in His Word! January 14 at 7:55 PM. Any person may make a report of child abuse if they suspect a child is being or was abused. Parish resources (Parishes, add your parent handbooks or links here. That is supposed to be very Christmasy! Our religious house was in the midst of the sheep country, and I had plenty of opportunity to study the ways of the shepherds with their sheep. Sunday Service. And God will say to the sinners, just and unjust, gathered around John the Baptist and the River Jordan: “This” — referring to the Jesus Who is being baptized with water — “is My Beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.” (Matt. If they had any Purgatory to fulfill, it had been fulfilled. Bleat and eat and fill . “You cannot have this; you cannot have that.”. Joe Doyle on the Quisling regime's nominee for Secretary of Labor, Boston's own Marty Walsh: Priest in Nigeria Taken at Gunpoint and Killed, Pope and Benedict XVI and Whole Household Getting Vaccinated, North Dakota Bill Would Violate Seal of Confession, Texas Halts Medicaid Funds for Abortion Providers and Planned Prenthood, Interview With Biologist/Author Pamela Acker on Abortion and Vaccines, Fish on Friday (Fr. 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. The Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary were founded in 1949 by Father Leonard Feeney, M.I.C.M. They were justified! And that is what the eunuch asked for, in the Acts of the Apostles, when he met Saint Philip on the road. I know the deceivers and haters of Jesus and Mary, across the street at Harvard College, will go through this Christmas religiously as fraudulently as they went through the last one. A mother is the framework of the baby. “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 . The keys to that gate were put in the hands of Christ’s Vicar on earth when He said to Peter, and his successors: “And I will give to thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven.” No matter what we do in the way of justification, we can never enter salvation unless we enter it under the leadership of him who has the keys to that Kingdom. You had to believe in a Redeemer to come. The songs of the angels have to be put away, or, if you are a shepherd, your sheep. 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. (Matt. Rivers ultimately dig out their beds. The Diocese of Erie is committed to the application of these safeguards, including full compliance with state regulations. “Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels.” (Matt. All parishes and schools are mandated by the Bishops of the United States to provide Safe Environment Training to all youth and parents annually. Bread of Life Fellowship is a community of believers devoted to the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in prayers. That is the culture that goes with Christmas now. It is one of the requirements for salvation. Feast of Saint Teresa of Avila, 1952. And a child does not have too many successes. A child does not travel much. That's it. It is as clear as crystal. The sheep are coming home in Greece Why are they huddled there, nonbeatified? You would not want to know the truth of the Catholic Faith. (Fakhri B. Maluf, Ph.D.), RIP. Neither did Jesus. “Of the fruit of that tree you shall not eat,” God commanded. You find the Mother of Jesus at Bethlehem. What We Offer. 584 likes. Baptism is the water of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, Who was sent by the First Person, to take water and unite it to the power of the Third. September 15, 2013 - St. Thaddaeus' Episcopal Church Choir - Break Thou the Bread of Life (M. Lathbury & A. Groves/W. A businessman could lock his door. He is the most singular thing in a multitude. To Saint Pius X Undoubtedly, somebody like Theodore Spencer, of Harvard — who called Jesus a “myth,” before he died — will get up and read Dickens’ Christmas Carol. At Bread of Life , we gather together each Sunday morning from 10:00am to 12:00 to build our strength through Worshiping our God- all ages, all groups together- and hearing the Word preached. Parish Calendar "All will know that you are My disciples because you love one another" (John 13:35) Welcome! A Child is given unto us! When we are lonely, we are a child; when we are hurt, we are a child. I have seen how it has deteriorated in the past twenty-five years. They were men pleasing to God. This video is now available to watch. There is a place for YOU here at St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life. If you do not have a belief in, and submission to, a visible Holy Father and a visible Church, with clear distinguishable marks, you will never get into Heaven. Lakes evaporate. And still, they could not see God! . I can settle the problem for this room! 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 you have the right stuff, God keeps you. Jun 19, 2004 Father Leonard Feeney, M.I.C.M. Salvation in the Old Testament was from God the Father, promising the Blood of His Divine Son. 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. This is our Saviour. See more of Bread of Life Christian Church in Seattle 西雅圖靈糧堂 on Facebook. They were just waiting. I do not know any priest in the United States of America who could be called this Christmas (thanks to newspaper publicity) a meaner instrument than I am. 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