“Religion clean and undefiled…”


Fifth Sunday after Easter

risenlordBe ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (from today’s Lesson, James 1.22-27 – the Holy Catholic Douay-Rheims Bible): that is, he that doth the will of My Father Who Is in heaven (Mt. 7.21). The true Religion is a living of the divinely revealed Truth manifested with supernatural miracles (the motive of credibility missed by Islam and Protestantism which claim: by a book). Doers of the Word of Truth HEAR – not Protestant (BibleOnlySectarianism) READ: Faith cometh BY HEARING (Rom. 10.17).

If a man be hearer… and not a doer, he shall be compared to a man beholding his own countenance in a glass… forgetting what manner of man he was (v.23). In a glass, that is, a mirror. The Word of Truth, written or unwritten (the “paradoseis” or traditions of the NT Gk: 2 Thess. 2.14), is compared to a mirror for by presenting the ideal conduct meritorious of heaven, it reveals to the hearer his shortcomings, just as a mirror reveals one’s untidiness or facial blemishes [those resemblances still to the devil].

Religion [“threskeia” of the NT Gk: observance of ceremonial cult – the true Christian Religion is therefore the perpetuation unto perfection (cf., Heb. 9.11) of the OT with its appointed ritual worship by sacrifices on an altar; why the Apostle Saint Paul claimed: We have an ALTAR (Heb. 13.10)] clean and undefiled before God… (v.27). Thus the “BibleOnly” sectarians and those who claim ‘no-religion-but-only-personal-relationship-with-God’ are refuted – they did not understand what religion is in its external profession necessary to engage man in submitting also his corporeal/material nature to God’s absolute dominion!!

Religion clean and undefiled… to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation: AND to KEEP ONESELF UNSPOTTED FROM THIS WORLD. (v.27). Thus the ‘convenient Christianity’ of ‘BibleOnly’ sectarians – ‘Protestantism’ – and the ‘convenient Catholic Religion’ – that is, the pseudo-Katoliko Church (cf., our post “The Year 1929“) or the ‘Novus Ordo’ of Vatican II – are condemned, cf., our post “Dead Men Walking“. Their ‘charity’ nothing but the ‘luv’ of a philanthropist.


About Ignis Dei

The Teresian Order of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel - the (traditional) Discalced Carmelites of Catholic Resistance who adhere to the true God Whom generations of holy Catholics throughout the ages past have known, loved, served, and worshipped only in the Tridentine Latin Mass - "the NORM [of the Roman Rite] IN PERPETUITY" (Pope St. Pius V, "Quo Primum") and upon which is built the Traditional Catholic Order constituted by God and ruled by the Sovereign Roman Pontiff "for obedience to the Faith" (Rom. 1.5). On our position, see our blogposts "Our 'Great Reversal'" and "The Ultimate Delusion of Vatican II 'Catholicism'." Home of the original online "Catholic Resistance."
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