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If Heaven Is Unavoidable, Apostasy Is Inevitable!

Martin Schongauer. The Carrying of the Cross.
"Hey, if Heaven is unavoidable, I'm stopping here!"
(Martin Schongauer. The Carrying of the Cross. [Source])

1) Introduction

It is a law of Sociological Science: "Any religion which teaches that we go to Heaven automatically, ends up in the dumpster automatically".

2) Why is apostasy inevitable?

Apostasy is not having a small doubt about some dogma of faith. Apostasy is renouncing our religion, because we consider it to be totally false. In other words, you have to have seen (or thought to have seen) an obvious absurdity at the very core of your faith.

But by definition, a religion implies that there is a goal to attain (Salvation, also known as "Heaven" or "Paradise"), and means to be taken to attain that goal (a Revelation to believe, religious rites to execute, commandments of God to respect, etc.). If the goal is inevitable, then there is no use taking means to reach it!

A religion that teaches that we must take the proper means to get to Heaven, and which concurrently teaches that Heaven is automatic, is a totally inconsistent religion. The apostasy of its members is therefore quite normal.

3) How Quebec Priests promote apostasy

Isn't this what is occurring in Quebec these days? The general apostasy can be easily observed, since Catholicism is dying. But as far as the inevitability of Heaven, the proof is harder to establish. Generally, bad Priests don't take the chance of saying publicly and in writing that Heaven is automatic.

The method used by some Priests to adulterate the Catholic Faith and to promote apostasy is the following:

3.1) Continuously harp on love and forgiveness. These Priests never miss a chance to talk about the love, tenderness and mercy of God. They quote the Bible abundantly on this topic.

3.2) Talk about forgiveness without mentioning contrition. These Priests avoid talking about contrition (the "sorrow of the soul and detestation for the sin committed, together with the resolution not to sin again." [CCC, #1451]). But if you love your sins, you don't love God!

3.3) Never quote the "compromising" passages of the Bible. Jesus talks often and without kid gloves about Hell and damnation. But, as if by magic, these quotes never end up in the homilies.

3.4) Never refer the faithful to the official teachings of the Church. A homily isn't a Theology course! But referring to a reliable source of information on our Faith only takes three letters! "C-C-C" (Catechism of the Catholic Church)

3.5) Attack anybody who dares to hint that perhaps Heaven isn't quite inevitable. These Priests like to wax ecumenical, and often repeat "Judge not, that ye be not judged". But if they run up against a Catholic who hints that Hell exists, this person is immediately rejected and accused of being a member of a cult.

4) Doesn't Hell scare away people?

But what if we take the risk of talking about Hell? Won't we fall back into the horrible excesses of the past? Well, first of all the "horrible excesses of the past" exist mostly in the imaginations of the wolves who promote general apostasy. Secondly, a healthy Catholicism requires the golden mean between God's Love, and His Justice. Yes, the proper "dosage" of these two medications can be done by a Priest, but at some point of time, Priests can't do everything! Are you going to ask a Priest to come and tie your shoelaces in the morning? Jeepers! There are some things you should be able to do by yourself!

If you are terrorized by Hell, to the point where you doubt that Jesus loves you, read this:

"For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life"
[John 3:16]

Of on the other hand you doubt that Hell exists:

"Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the Devil and his angels"
[Mt 25:41]

If Catholicism seems to you like a religion of pain and vengeance:

God is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance"
[2 Peter 3:9]

If you don't see why you should make a big effort to avoid sin:

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there are which go in there at"
[Mt 7:13-14]

"I believe in Jesus-Christ [...] who will come back to judge the living and the dead"
[Apostle's Creed]

5) Conclusion

Let us never forget that Satan's greatest trick is to make people believe that he doesn't exist anymore!

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