Thursday, October 20, 2016
When Love Becomes a Heresy
There is a lie that has spread like a malignant infection throughout the Church casting its spider web of deception upon the unwary. This lie separates the command to love from the moral teachings of Holy Scripture. It says that Jesus statement, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another,” nullifies St. Paul’s observation, “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. [1 Corinthians 6:9-10].
This lie has spread like a virus from some of those in high places, from some of our schools and colleges, and from some of the seminaries of the Church. It masquerades as love and acceptance, but it is a love that denies, denigrates, and mocks holiness. This love is a mockery of the love of God, because love cannot exist without holiness. This lie so exalts love without holiness, that those who teach it, think that because love is the greatest commandment, that it cancels all other commandments.