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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The Apostate Bruno Forte Denies That Christ Saves Jews



Jews don’t need Christ to be saved and thus the Council Church - which has stopped any missionary activity decades ago - should stop evangelising Jews, homosexualist Chieti Archbishop Bruno Forte, 72, said on April 4 at the Roman Angelicum.

For Forte, the conversion of Saint Peter and Paul must be a mishap. He came up with the tale of two coexisting covenants, one of Moses by which Jews are saved, and the other of Christ which saves the Christians. It can be presumed that in Forte's religion Moslems, Hindus, and Buddhist also don't need Christ.

The problem: The New Covenant is not a second covenant but the fulfilment of the Old Covenant which therefore doesn't exist in its unfulfilled form anymore.

A young man embarrassed Forte with the truism that Christ and the [Jewish] Apostles [who were evangelised by Christ] evangelised the Jews (video below). Having no arguments, Forte replied evasively. He said that "Christ is a Jew" and following Christ means loving his people and their way of life.
1 Corinthians 16:22  If any man love not our Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema, maranatha.

Benedict XIV

The observance of the annulled ceremonies of the Mosaic Law constitutes a sin
The first consideration is that the ceremonies of the Mosaic Law were abrogated by the coming of Christ and that they can no longer be observed without sin after the promulgation of the Gospel. Therefore, the distinction made by the old Law between clean and unclean foods belongs to the ceremonial precepts, whereby it may be justly affirmed that such a distinction no longer exists, and that no discrimination of foods should be permitted. (Benedict XIV. Encyclical Ex quo primum, no. 61, March 1, 1756)

Saint John Chrysostom

The Jews when be forgiven neither by circumcision nor by other deeds, but only by Baptism

“For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins” (Rom 11:27). Not when they are circumcised, not when they sacrifice, not when they do the other deeds of the Law, but when they attain to the forgiveness of sins. If then this hath been promised, but has never yet happened in their case, nor have they ever enjoyed the remission of sins by baptism, certainly it will come to pass. Hence he proceeds, “For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance” (Rom 11:29).  (Saint John Chrysostom, Homily XIX, Letter to the Romans, no. 6)

Saint Thomas Aquinas

The Old Law contained three kinds of precepts: moral, ceremonial and juridical

The moral precepts are parts of the precepts of the Decalogue

The Ceremonial precepts pertain to divine worship

The ceremonial precepts cannot purify from sin for they do not contain grace within themselves

The ceremonial precepts should disappear in order to institute the ceremonies of the New Law

It is a mortal sin to observe the old rites after the Passion of Christ

The Apostle says (Gal 5:2): “If you be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing.” But nothing save mortal sin hinders us from receiving Christ’s fruit. Therefore since Christ’s Passion it is a mortal sin to be circumcised, or to observe the other legal ceremonies.
All ceremonies are professions of faith, in which the interior worship of God consists. Now man can make profession of his inward faith, by deeds as well as by words: 
and in either profession, if he make a false declaration, he sins mortally. Now, though our faith in Christ is the same as that of the fathers of old; yet, since they came before Christ, whereas we come after Him, the same faith is expressed in different words, by us and by them. For by them was it said: “Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son,” where the verbs are in the future tense: whereas we express the same by means of verbs in the past tense, and say that she “conceived and bore.” In like manner the ceremonies of the Old Law betokened Christ as having yet to be born and to suffer: whereas our sacraments signify Him as already born and having suffered. Consequently, just as it would be a mortal sin now for anyone, in making a profession of faith, to say that Christ is yet to be born, which the fathers of old said devoutly and truthfully; so too it would be a mortal sin now to observe those ceremonies which the fathers of old fulfilled with devotion and fidelity. Such is the teaching Augustine (Contra Faust. XIX, 16), who says: “It is no longer promised that He shall be born, shall suffer and rise again, truths of which their sacraments were a kind of image: but it is declared that He is already born, has suffered and risen again; of which our sacraments, in which Christians share, are the actual representation.”  (Saint Thomas Aquinas. Summa Theologica I-II, q.103, a.4, s.c. /co)

Synod of Rome (382 AD)

A heretic in every respect: whoever believes that the Father alone is called God, or in this manner believes God one

Council of Florence (XVII Ecumenical)

The legalities of the Law of Moses may not be observed without the loss of eternal salvation

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

The Jews do not admit Jesus Christ, thus being contrary to their own Prophets

For thus shall we raise our thoughts higher than the Jews, who admit indeed by their doctrines that there is One God, (for what if they often denied even this by their idolatries?); but that He is also the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, they admit not; being of a contrary mind to their own Prophets, who in the Divine Scriptures affirm, ‘the Lord said unto me, Thou art My Son, this day have I begotten thee’ (Ps 2:7). And to this day they ‘rage and gather themselves together against the Lord’ (Ps 2:2), and against His Anointed, thinking that it is possible to be made friends of the Father apart from devotion towards the Son, being ignorant that no man cometh unto the Father but by the Son (Jn 14:6), who saith, I am the Door, and I am the Way. He therefore that refuseth the Way which leadeth to the Father, and he that denieth the Door, how shall he be deemed worthy of entrance unto God? (Saint Cyril of Jerusalem. Catechesis VII – The Father, no. 2)

Sacred Scripture

No one who denies the Son has the Father

Who is the liar? Whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Whoever denies the Father and the Son, this is the antichrist. No one who denies the Son has the Father, but whoever confesses the Son has the Father as well. (1 Jn 2: 22-23)

The Lateran Synod (649 AD)

If anyone does not confess three consubstantial subsistences, let him be condemned

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