Saturday, February 14, 2009

Obedience and the Faith

Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

It is the teaching of the Church that obedience is part of justice, one of the four cardinal virtues, which are in turn subordinate to the theological virtues of faith, hope and charity. Faith is greater than obedience! Therefore, if obedience acts to harm the faith, then a Catholic has a duty not to obey his superior.

Now sometimes the things commanded by a superior are against God, therefore superiors are not to be 0beyed in all things - St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church, Summa Theologica II-IIQ.104

But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema - Galatians 1:8


Ketaatan dan Iman


Gereja Katolik mengajari bahawa ketaatan adalah sebahagian dari keadilan, iaitu satu daripada empat akhlak kardinal. Tetapi ketaatan adalah dibawah tiga akhlak teologikal iaitu, iman, pengharapan dan kemurahan hati. Iman adalah lebih besar dari ketaatan!


Oleh sebab itu, jika ketaatan membahayakan iman, maka seorang umat Katolik tidak terikat untuk mentaati ketuanya. Sekiranya perintah yang datang dari seorang ketua melanggari undang-undang Tuhan, perintah ini tidak perlu ditaati – Santo Tomas Aquinas, Doktor Gereja, Summa Teologika II-IIQ.104


Tetapi sekalipun kami atau seorang malaikat dari syurga yang memberitakan kepada kamu suatu Injil yang berbeza dengan Injil yang telah kami beritakan kepadamu, terkutuklah dia – Surat Paulus kepada Jemaat di Galatia 1:8

1 comment:

katolik said...

Many judged Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre to have left the Roman Catholic Church and be in schism and excommunicated. The Truth is: the Archbishop defended the Catholic Faith vigorously until the day he died. I thought I have lost the true Catholic faith, but because of him and SSPX, I rediscovered what it meant to be Catholic, not just any Catholic, but Roman Catholic.