You shall not commit adultery – Scripture and Tradition

February 19, 2019

Contemporary gender ideology coupled with the so-called LGBTQ promotion diametrically contradicts the Spirit and the letter of Scripture as well as Tradition. The justification of this sin in the Catechism 2358-59 as well as Francis’ kissing of the feet of transgenders leads to the mass spread of perversion.

The sixth commandment of the Decalogue is valid even today: “You shall not commit adultery!” Our Savior specifies the essence of this commandment in the Sermon on the Mount. He points out that not only a specific act is a sin but also a lustful look which leads to sin in our heart (cf. Mt 5). Therefore Jesus demands a resolute step, and says: “Cut off” and “Pluck out”! Then He emphasizes twice that unless one is radical about this sphere, one will end up in hell. One must cut off an unclean thought or feeling, or a lustful look at a woman. One cannot dialogue with impure passion, because it will deceive and enslave him. It is possible to extinguish a little fire at the beginning, but not so with a great fire. Those who indulge in sexual perversion become open to unclean demons. Jesus was not afraid of discriminating against anyone but He cast out unclean demons.

Jesus also speaks about divorce, saying: “I say to you that whoever divorces his wife … causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.”

When speaking about celibacy, Jesus emphasizes that the decision must be free and motivated by the kingdom of heaven (Mt 19). These spiritual principles have been the basis for religious communities in the Church of those who radically follow Christ on the path of chastity. Similarly, Catholic priests take a vow of celibacy.

The Bible warns against adultery: You must no longer live as the Gentiles do … they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.” (Eph 4) “For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret.” (Eph 5) Those who commit immorality will not inherit the kingdom of God (1Cor 6). The Scripture shows the punishment of fire on Sodom as a warning against homosexuality. Moreover, it mentions the threat of the eternal punishment of hell fire (Jud 1:7; 2Pe 2:6).

Motivation to fight for a pure mind and a pure life

To have the strength to overcome our egoism and low instincts, we need God’s help. We obtain it through the saving faith. This is connected with true self-criticism and repentance. We stand by the cross of Christ, where we confess our sin and ask for forgiveness. Here we also receive the strength to fight against the source of lies and evil in us, so-called original sin. Jesus said: “He who keeps My commandments, it is he who loves Me.” (Jn 14) Keeping these commandments, we live a righteous and moral life and are protected from the bondage to depraved lusts. We have true freedom – in Christ and through Christ.

The Second Vatican Council has sidelined repentance for sins and the cross of Christ! It has brought into focus human egoism and rights coupled with an obstinate rejection of truth and true repentance. Today we reap the fruits of the spirit of Vatican II. The head of the Church does not call the truth the truth, rejects the Law of God in Amoris Laetitia, and seeks to legalize homosexuality in the Church. This is a path to the self-destruction of the Church and the nations, a path to damnation!

Conclusion:

The attitude of a Christian must be identical with the attitude of the Scripture. No false tolerance but an outright rejection of sin! Eternal life is at stake! The rejection of repentance for homosexuality means eternal condemnation!

 

+ Elijah

Patriarch of the Byzantine Catholic Patriarchate

+ Methodius OSBMr                          + Timothy OSBMr

Secretary Bishops

 

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“If, then, I do what I will not to do, I agree with the law that it is good. But now, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.”

Rom 7:16-17 (21/4/2019 – 5/5/2019)