In truth, neither sin nor grace may be ascribed to a social system: therefore Pope Francis has to be speaking in a folksy and jovial tone, which it sounds like he is given the fact that moments later he says he will not pray for Moore whose prayers he has just requested. (The only alternative would be that, like a majority of Jesuits, we’re dealing with a wanton heretic who has no business leading the Church of Jesus Christ and should immediately request a transfer to the party-approved splinter group in China which he obviously favors.)
Grace and sin, properly speaking, only occur within the human soul. Grace realigns “spirit, soul and body” (1 Thessalonians 5:23) and unites the whole person to God; sin fragments and scatters. As most abstract reasoners have probably figured out by now, Marxists reject the whole idea of spirit, although extensive experiments in soviet and Maoist laboratories have proved the human soul’s measurable mass and visible brightness. The scientific discovery of superscientific (because supernatural) reality clearly contributed a philosophic death knell to “pure Communism” which was quietly substituted by the nationalist heterodoxy which the German people had embraced earlier on.
In the Roman and Anglican tradition this big lie of denying the spirit is is termed Modernism and was called by one sainted pope “the synthesis of all heresies”. It is a self-defeating synthesis of religion and atheism that professes faith in God but in none of God’s works. It most likely stems from the illuministic and deistic trends of the late 18th century. These in turn stem from the Jesuits and further back the Sadduceical Judaism of the Sephardim or Iberian Jewry. Jesus says that blaspheming against the Holy Spirit eternally mars the soul. But significantly Jesus and his followers nowhere say to take up arms to combat poverty, usury or even slavery. Rather they insist that these dynamics can be embraced and redeemed if one is pure of heart. Shallow and sordid people pretend Jesus didn’t care about what they call “social justice” and for sure he explicitly made no prayer for the world at large but only for his disciples, but it’s clear that he wanted them to renew the world in due course. In Gospel terms the end and the means are never considered separately, and this is hard for modern man, specialized and codependent as he is, to wrap his psyche around. Jesus does offer techniques (which they don’t want you learning) by which the individual may buck the system in an enlightened manner that won’t merely substitute one system for another while injuring your own soul in the process. One such technique is turning the other cheek thus drawing public attention to the oppression that is in progress; another is observing the law rather than the examples of the appointed leaders. But the idea is always that personal integrity is not only the highest good but is furthermore the only intelligent way to correct society’s issues. “Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth” (Luke 11:2c) and “Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” (Matthew 15:11)! If I am not aligned within, what possible answer can I offer the outer dynamics? What is worse, if I waste my efforts on things that perish, I’ve totally neglected lasting things. Jesus does the opposite, and that’s why he’s Jesus. If you want Marx or Mohammed, that’s fine with me, I personally happen to consider Jesus’s approach the saner of the two (and fundamentally there really are only two).
If you want my advice, reject the voices that pretend to speak for Jesus while throwing him under a bus. Hypocrisy of this magnitude leads to a world of hurt. All they’re doing is dragging you into their sickness so you’ll miss the deeper reality behind our world, and that often makes you easier for them to control. The Gospel is simply more productive than the fake “social gospel”. Pope Francis, unfortunately, is an angry man whose answers are simply devoid of any real street smarts. (He was never a parish priest, which might explain a few things.) He’s a fragile elitist, a classic tyrant, and a disciple of Marx, I regret being the one to say it.
“At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes” (Luke 11:35).
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