Re: LOVE IS NOT AN OPTION FOR CHRISTIANS
- Dear Mr.Oommen
There is no fight here. There is only suffering.
JSC see it that way. We are struggling to preserve
the truth handed down by apostles. We did not
close any IOC church. Just trying to hold on where
we are absolute majority. That is we are defending
"the Bride of Jesus".
People just talk about LOVE is JSC people? This
gives an impression that in Kerala, two factions are
mutualy fighting! No. In any parish were IOC is
majority, we are not fighting. NOT EVEN IN ONE.
Even Parumala church and Thrikkunnath seminary are
all owned by JSC. In Aluva JSC is majority.
So dont use the word mutual fighting. IN ALL
churches where JSC is majority, IOC causes JSC
If JSC give away all churches and accept the faith
of dissidants, that is love. Otherwise mutual fighting.
Church is not about love always. Look at the following
1) The whole of Chapter two written by St. Peter, deals
about this. This is very significant, as he was the
administrative head of the church. In short, chapter
two tells us that that they and their followers will be
punished in the most heinous manner.
2)"If any one comes to you and does not bring this
doctrine, do not receive him into your house nor greet
him" (2 John 10)
3)One Should keep away from (avoid) such people.
(Rom 16: 17,18 )
4)They (such heretics) are accursed, even if they are
from heaven. (Gal 1:6, 8)
5)"There will be false teachers, prophets . who will
bring in destructive heresies even denying the Lord who
bought them and bring themselves to self-destruction? And
many will follow their destructive ways .. because of whom
the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they
will exploit you with deceptive words. For a long time
their judgment has not been idle and their destruction does
not slumber" (2 Peter 2: 1-3).
BUT most people seems to write , think and talk as if our
LORD said only two verse. 'LOVE your neighbour"
St. Ignatius Church