Noah drunk and the silent forgiveness
A) The text of the speech by J.M.Bergoglio:
“Entering the confessional, let us always remember that it is Christ who welcomes, it is Christ who listens, it is Christ who forgives, it is Christ who grants peace. We are his ministers; and we are always the first to be in need of being forgiven by him. Therefore, whatever sin may be confessed — or if the person dare not voice it, but makes it understood, it is sufficient — every missionary is called to remember his own existence as a sinner and to humbly act as a “channel” of God’s mercy…. I ask you to understand not only the language of words, but also that of gestures……… But if you do not make him do so, ad impossibilia nemo tenetur. The Lord understands these things, the language of gestures. Shame is an intimate feeling which influences our personal life and requires the confessor to assume an attitude of respect and encouragement. So often shame silences us…. Gestures, gestures speak.……….. There is also another passage of Genesis which strikes me, and it is the story of Noah. We all know it, but we rarely recall the episode in which he becomes drunk. In the Bible Noah is considered a just man; even though he is not without sin: his drunkenness helps us understand how weak even he was, to the point of failing in his own dignity, a fact which Scripture expresses with the image of nakedness. Two of his sons, however, take his garment and cover him so as to restore his fatherly dignity (cf. Gen 9:18-23). This passage makes me think of how important our role is in the confessional. Before us is a person who is “naked”, and also a person who is unable to speak and does not know what to say, with his weaknesses and his limitations, with the shame of being a sinner, who is often unable to express it…… Being a confessor in accordance with the heart of Christ is the equivalent of shielding sinners with the garment of mercy, so they may no longer be ashamed and may recover the joy of their filial dignity, and may also know where to find it…… A Missionary of Mercy remembers to bear the sinner on his own shoulders, and to console him or her with the strength of compassion. The sinner who goes to confession, the person who goes there, finds a father. You have heard, as have I, many people who say: “No, I never go, because I went once, ant the priest lambasted me, he really scolded me, or I went and he asked me rather obscure questions, out of curiosity”. Please, this is not the good shepherd, this is the judge who perhaps believes he has not sinned, or the poor sick man who asks questions out of curiosity. I like to tell confessors: if you do not feel you are a father, do not enter the confessional, it’s better, do something else. Because so much harm can be done, so much harm to a soul that is not welcomed with a father’s heart, with the heart of Mother Church. Several months ago I was speaking with a wise Cardinal of the Roman Curia about the questions that some priests ask when hearing confession, and he told me: “When people start and I see that they want to unburden themselves, and I realize that I understand it, I tell them: I understand! Stay calm!”. So go ahead. This is a father. ………. When you feel the burden of the sins confessed to you, and that of your personal limitations and those of your words, trust in the strength of mercy that comes to meet everyone as the love which knows no bounds. And say, like so many holy confessors: “Lord, I forgive, put it on my account!”. And go ahead” (Meeting with the missionaries of mercy Sala Regia – Tuesday, 9 February 2016)
B) References to Scriptures:
“I will leave this place and go to my father and say: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I no longer deserve to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired men.” So he left the place and went back to his father. ‘While he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was moved with pity. He ran to the boy, clasped him in his arms and kissed him. Then his son said, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I no longer deserve to be called your son.” But the father said to his servants, “Quick! Bring out the best robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the calf we have been fattening, and kill it; we will celebrate by having a feast, because this son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found.” And they began to celebrate” (Luk 15:18-24)
“The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth-Ham being the father of Canaan. These three were Noah’s sons, and from these the whole earth was peopled. Noah, a tiller of the soil, was the first to plant the vine. He drank some of the wine, and while he was drunk, he lay uncovered in his tent. Ham, father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside. Shem and Japheth took a cloak and they both put it over their shoulders, and walking backwards, covered their father’s nakedness; they kept their faces turned away, and they did not look at their father naked. When Noah awoke from his stupor he learned what his youngest son had done to him, and said: Accursed be Canaan, he shall be his brothers’ meanest slave. He added: Blessed be Yahweh, God of Shem, let Canaan be his slave! May God make space for Japheth, may he live in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his slave!” (Gen 9:18-27)
“In truth I tell you, all human sins will be forgiven, and all the blasphemies ever uttered; but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, but is guilty of an eternal sin. This was because they were saying, ‘There is an unclean spirit in him’” (Mar 3:28-30)
“What we are waiting for, relying on his promises, is the new heavens and new earth, where uprightness will be at home. So then, my dear friends, while you are waiting, do your best to live blameless and unsullied lives so that he will find you at peace. Think of our Lord’s patience as your opportunity to be saved; our brother Paul, who is so dear to us, told you this when he wrote to you with the wisdom that he was given. He makes this point too in his letters as a whole wherever he touches on these things. In all his letters there are of course some passages which are hard to understand, and these are the ones that uneducated and unbalanced people distort, in the same way as they distort the rest of scripture -to their own destruction. Since you have been forewarned about this, my dear friends, be careful that you do not come to the point of losing the firm ground that you are standing on, carried away by the errors of unprincipled people. Instead, continue to grow in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory, in time and eternity. Amen” (2Pe 3:13-18)
Bergoglio now also ridicules the great patriarch Noah, downplaying his holiness and treating him as any old sinner. Noah was the only man in the world who, for his great holiness, allowed the Father to restart the history of humanity. Is that how Bergoglio would want to instruct the “missionaries of mercy” to send them all over the world? Not content, Bergoglio states that all sins can be forgiven; Jesus instead admonishes those who sin against the Holy Spirit because they will not find forgiveness.
The true mercy of God is realized by believing and accepting Christ’s Truth, the Immaculate Lamb, to embody His teachings in their lives. Who denies the action of the Spirit of Truth in Christ will not be forgiven.
So Jesus invites us to live as saints, to cut with sin and live in the grace of God. To do this we need the desire, the alive will of those who want, with all their strength, to not fall into temptation, to escape from sin and overcome the tempter, following the living example of the Master, Christ Man and God, the Son of the living God.
From this we must begin to understand and live the true mercy of God, that is the opposite of what Bergoglio teaches, which wants to cancel the sacrifice of Christ to give life, without Christ, to his new religion.
Bergoglio’s mercy is false and misleading and is based on erroneous presuppositions. The missionaries of mercy, says Bergoglio, must recognize that the first sinners are themselves. Only in this way they will be fully merciful. For Bergoglio, sin is inevitable. For Bergoglio, sin is the condition of everyone. For Bergoglio “sin is part of Christian identity and Christian identity is scandalous“. For Bergoglio “Christ became sin … and sins … are in his body“. For Bergoglio “Christians must boast about their sins“. For Bergoglio “The privileged place to meet Christ is sin“. These words of Bergoglio are the real scandal!
In doing so Bergoglio contradicts the teaching and life of Christ, of Mary and all the saints of God’s history. Christ Man God has shown how one can live without sinning. So Mary. So John the Baptist. So many other saints, who overcame sin and taught to overcome sin. Here is the example of Padre Pio, St. Peter, King David, Noah. But Bergoglio, instead of leading to all the virtues that have made these saints great, seeks with sneaky and cowardly tenacity, to highlight always a mistake, a tiny speck, so as to cast a shadow over the lives of the saints. Most of the time, the error cited by Bergoglio does not exist, and is just a figment of his imagination and of his work of manipulation and distortion of the meaning of the words of the Holy Scripture. As with the story of Noah, passed for a drunkard.
Noah was a great saint of God’s history. Noah should be mentioned, now more than ever, in these hard and difficult times, to remind the world how to behave, respecting the laws of God, His commandments. Noah was called to restart the story of God, because the world at that time was corrupt. Homosexuality and perversion was rampant. Bergoglio should be ashamed to mock Noah, by passing him to be a drunkard. In the Sacred Scripture, God does not condemn Noah for that episode. That episode is described as an accident, not wanted; and that episode shows us how the true mercy of God has acted, through the eldest sons, compared to the error of the youngest son who was later convicted by Noah. This is the truth of the Sacred Scripture that is the opposite of the false truth manipulated by Bergoglio.
Bergoglio, instead of calling all to holiness, to the respect of the Commandments of God, continues to mock the saints of God’s history. The teaching of Noah has not served as a lesson for Bergoglio. Because Bergoglio does not condemn homosexuality but tolerates it, not to say he encourages it: “Who am I to judge (gays)“, he said. Why doesn’t he support initiatives such as the Family Day in support of the family wanted by God? We are back to the time of Sodom and Gomorrah, where perversion and homosexuality were rampant, even among God’s children. Bergoglio instead to admonish, it seems he favours these unholy unions. How long is God the Father going to bear all this?
The sons of iniquity first flatter God’s children by pushing them to sin, making them believe that sin is normal, that you do not have to worry because sin is a normal condition and all act this way. Then they become the first to accuse the children of God who have sinned, making them feel unworthy and accusing them before the Father Almighty.
The Mercy of the Father is opposed to the mercy of Bergoglio.
The sinner MUST SPEAK, ADMIT THE SIN. The parable of the prodigal son confirms and teaches us how we should act. The sinful son, repented, firstly says in words that he had sinned (against his father and against Heaven, God) and then embraces and lets himself be embraced by his father, who, hearing and seeing the true repentance of the son, forgives him.
Repentance and absolution most be proclaimed. The sinner must pull out, throw out sin, winning all kinds of shame. Only in this way the sinner can be and feel truly free from sin. In this way will proclaim who, in God’s name, is called to forgive. Forgiveness can never be silent.
Bergoglio teaches an opposite doctrine to that reported in the Holy Scriptures and in the Gospels. Bergoglio’s teachings are opposed to those of Jesus. Who listens to the teachings of Bergoglio is bound to perish spiritually, to lose eternal life.