Reflection on Rom 6:23Post date: 2019-01-26
Reflection on Rom 6:23
Let us imagine God’s judgment, demons stand on the left, angels on the right and all mankind behind us. In front of us there is a big screen, and we who are judged stand under the screen. All our life is shown on the screen. At the end, a large inscription appears on the screen: “The wages of sin is death – eternal death – eternal hell.” This is righteous judgment of sin which is rebellion against God and obedience to the devil. The seed of the devil in us, which is original sin, forces us to obey evil, the devil, and to revolt against God. The root of sin in us bears poisoned fruits which are harmful both to us and others and set us against God. The verdict is final – death. We need to be aware of it. That’s the reality. There is only one way out – only in time; on the day of God’s judgment there will be no more chance of salvation, for the time of test and trial, which is our life, will have ended. Therefore we have to know and bear in mind that the solution – salvation from eternal death – is only in Jesus who is the Son of God and became man just for our sake, to deliver us from sin. If you receive Him, believe in Him and give your sin to Him, the second part of the statement applies to you as well: “…but the gift of God…” – that means something you have no right to because a gift is a gift and not something you deserve – the gift of God is eternal life – and this life is only and only in Christ Jesus. Nowhere else can we obtain this gift of eternal life. Therefore it is true: “He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. These things I have written to you, that you may know that you have eternal life.” (1Jo 5:11-13)
Realize that with the verdict of death you have a chance to come to the cross of Christ while you are in time. Here you have a unique opportunity to cancel the whole verdict of death by faith which also works only during your life’s trial. Jesus took death for sin on Himself – He paid the just price by His death on the cross. If you receive Jesus by faith, you are given a gift – eternal life. This is the good news of the Gospel of Christ. How precious the faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is! We are robbed of this faith if we put our faith in various ideologies, occult practices, divination, magic or other pagan myths. In addition, we are robbed of it through heresies which deny the truth about salvation and the uniqueness of salvation in Christ. They falsely offer other ways to salvation, which is a great deceit. There is no salvation without Christ! This is the basic dogma of Christianity.
The spirit of Assisi, which reduces Jesus and His sacrifice to pagan cults which worship demons, is the greatest blasphemy and the greatest deceit disguised with the word “respect” for other religions (and their demons). This heresy was declared at the Second Vatican Council and has not been refuted to this day. John Paul II was canonized for this heresy by “Pope” Francis who covers up for the homosexual network in the highest positions in the Church and confuses the naive believers with pious phrases. Furthermore, in his “exhortation” Amoris Laetitia, he breaks universally valid moral principles. To be in unity with him is a path to hell. We, orthodox Catholics, recognize all the Popes until the Second Vatican Council which made a radical breakthrough and instead of orthodox doctrine confirmed and proclaimed the greatest heresies which deny Christ’s redemptive death on the cross, His historical and real resurrection as well as the inspiration of the Holy Scripture, and label these fundamental saving truths as myths. Therefore we remain faithful to the faith of our grandfathers and great grandfathers, following especially the example of Metropolitan Sheptytsky. We do not accept the new pseudo faith with heresies and we thus separate from the present-day UGCC as well as from the present-day Vatican.
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