Friday 11 December 2015

Vatican document on Jewish-Catholic dialogue: dual-covenant theology has replaced Jesus Christ as the one Mediator between God and Man

The Rabbi and the Heresiarch 
The Commission for Religious Relations has both accepted and rejected Sacred Scripture. Cardinal Koch and his associates in Rome have managed to square the circle: something that even Our Lord Jesus Christ could not achieve; nor his Apostles (though Judas claimed to have accomplished the deed), the Fathers of the Church, and innumerable distinguished Jewish converts. The document released is, as Koch says, is inspired and derived from Nostra Aetate (the Second Vatican Council declaration on Non-Christian religions). Much could be said about that documents origin and inspiration. For now, it should be sufficient to say that it, along with the other "declarations", holds the lowest level of pastoral authority in the Church; the said document being highly controversial at the time and opposed by many many Fathers. As history has shown, for a very good reason: it has bred religious indifferentism. Though denying it, the document advocates the heresy of "dual-covenant theology". 

Also Catholics need to explore the two Jewish men (Rabbi David Rosen and Dr. Ed Kessler) and the two backing institutions behind them: the American Jewish Committee and the Woolf Institute, respectively. Both these organizations in no way represent the various Jewish communities or individual Jews. They certainly do not represent the Kairim Jewish community, which is the only community that actually follows the Mosaic religion. From liberal through to ultra-orthodox, Jews follow variations of Talmudic Judaism, which places the Talmud supreme over the Torah. Further, a very brief exploration of these two organizations shows they are anti-Catholic, anti-Christ. For example, should the Catholic Church really be drawing up a document with a man affiliated with the Woolf Institute that celebrates Oliver Cromwell? 

Nor is it edifying to note that Rosen once wrote in a short essay, The Catholic Mass and the Jews: "the use of the Latin Liturgy is not without its problematic aspects as far as Jewish interest are concerned". What is infinitely more concerning is that Heresiarch Cardinal Koch has seen fit to pander to men who hold such opinions, rather than follow the pure teaching ofd the Jewish Messiah, Our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the Jew the Caridnal should be listening to. 

Some of the more disturbing part of the document include the following: 

The term covenant, therefore, means a relationship with God that takes effect in different ways for Jews and Christians....

After centuries of opposing positions it has been the duty of Jewish-Catholic dialogue to bring these two new ways of reading the Biblical writings into dialogue with one another in order to perceive the “rich complementarity” where it exists and “to help one another to mine the riches of God’s word” (“Evangelii gaudium”, 249). The document of the Pontifical Biblical Commission “The Jewish People and Their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible” in 2001 therefore stated that Christians can and must admit “that the Jewish reading of the Bible is a possible one, in continuity with the Jewish Scriptures from the Second Temple period, a reading analogous to the Christian reading which developed in parallel fashion”. It then draws the conclusion: “Both readings are bound up with the vision of their respective faiths, of which the readings are the result and expression. Consequently, both are irreducible” (No.22)....

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