So many sins and heresies today are framed as an acceptance of something. People will say, “I accept” a certain faith or I accept a scientific theory. But heresies and other fundamental falsehoods are really just rejections. We should always see them for what they are and never let enemies of truth control our language.
Every false faith or corridor of thinking is founded upon a rejection. Look for example:
Satan rejects God.
Jews reject Christ. Many, particularly in our Church today give the impression that Jews of today simply practice the old faith of King David and the prophets, but those men are Catholic saints today. The Church is the faith of Abraham regardless of whether many Jews rejected it. Not only is the modern Jewish faith something quite different than in Jesus’ day but it is set against the Messiah himself.
Modern Catholics must learn to understand and integrate the more ancient parts of Faith and not lose what Our Lord Himself honored and embraced, nor must we equate it with modern Talmudic Judaism.
Islam reject Christ’s divinity. It is the unfortunate child of ancient Gnosticism which used to plague the Christian lands now destroyed by terrorism.
Protestants reject Christ’s Church. They deny her authority and because of this they have no unity or firm doctrines with each person believing differently. To the extent that they believe in the truth it is consistent with the Church and through the grace of God. Since they reject the Church, they also reject her saving graces and Sacraments, and the mystical union of Christ’s Church in Heaven.
Vatican II Catholics
Vatican II Catholics reject the past. A Vatican II Catholic is someone who lets a contemporary idea or teaching trump some true teaching from before our era. The Vatican II event is a good milestone since it ushered in a wave of heresies in the minds of Catholics, essentially cutting off the branch from the root so the leaves withered and fell. Vatican II era Catholics make up a new church of their own which is essentially morbid, like the other Protestant professions, to the extent that it rejects the Church of the past; the living root.
Gay Lifestyle People
Gay people reject sexes. Men and women who live and identify as gay reject the opposite sex and in so doing reject their own. A gay man rejects loving a woman and by doing so rejects his own manhood. A gay woman rejects loving a man and that way also rejects who she is as a woman. Sexes truly are complimentary. We bring things and see things differently from each other. Together we are much more than just two.
For gay identity people it’s about more than acting on an inclination, and it’s not about loving acceptance, affection, devotion or friendship either because all those things are part of marriage too. It’s what’s omitted that matters.
The gay lifestyle requires a kind of contempt or indifference for your own sex as well as the opposite. That’s why so many gay people awkwardly assume the mannerisms of the opposite sex, consciously suppressing their own. Not only do they reject loving the opposite sex, but they are uncomfortable being the sex that they are.
People who divorce spouses or remarry reject their family. A family is a structure cemented by fidelity of spouses. This is a human type for the Holy Trinity. It’s essential to our highest natures to have a permanent family. Rejection of family through rejection of fidelity to one’s spouse deprives the family of it’s access, understanding of God’s love and Heaven.
Statists reject God’s commands. The statist world is like ancient Egypt. A free world is where Moses led. Can you think of one of the Ten Commandments which isn’t rejected by the atheist, Leftist machine? Do they honor God or the Church? Do they believe in family? Are they truthful about their agenda? Do they believe in property rights or in stealing? Are they content to let people achieve and own their accomplishments or do they cultivate envy and resentment? Do they regulate what you do with what’s yours, what you say, who you hire, what you buy? Do they honor chastity? Do they respect life?
Statists reject the Ten Commandments, the natural law. To lend power or credibility to statists you must first produce an excuse because to support them is to help sin itself.
In the end to accept or honor what’s false or wrong is to lose ground. It’s not about judging or being unmerciful. It’s about going backwards as a group. To follow Christ we must also lead others in the right direction. If they won’t follow Christ, perhaps they’ll follow you in His direction. That will never happen if you just keep chasing them, hoping they’ll turn around when they see how much you ‘care.’
To stray from the Faith is always a rejection. There’s nothing to accept about it.