Deism is Heres

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Thomas Paine was also a famous Deist

“Divine revelation is imperfect, and therefore subject to a continual and indefinite progress, corresponding with the advancement of human reason.” ~ Bl. Pius IX (Syllabus of Errors, n. 5)

“The faith of Christ is in opposition to human reason and divine revelation not only is not useful, but is even hurtful to the perfection of man.” ~ Ibid. (n. 6)

“The prophecies and miracles set forth and recorded in the Sacred Scriptures are the fiction of poets, and the mysteries of the Christian faith the result of philosophical investigations. In the books of the Old and the New Testament there are contained mythical inventions, and Jesus Christ is Himself a myth.” ~ Ibid. (n. 7)

“As human reason is placed on a level with religion itself, so theological must be treated in the same manner as philosophical sciences.” ~ Ibid. (n. 8)

“All the dogmas of the Christian religion are indiscriminately the object of natural science or philosophy, and human reason, enlightened solely in an historical way, is able, by its own natural strength and principles, to attain to the true science of even the most abstruse dogmas; provided only that such dogmas be proposed to reason itself as its object.” ~ Ibid. (n. 9)

“The decrees of the Apostolic See and of the Roman congregations impede the true progress of science.” ~ Ibid. (n. 12)

“The method and principles by which the old scholastic doctors cultivated theology are no longer suitable to the demands of our times and to the progress of the sciences.” ~ Ibid. (n. 13)

“Philosophy is to be treated without taking any account of supernatural revelation.” ~ Ibid. (n. 14)

“Every man is free to embrace and profess that religion which, guided by the light of reason, he shall consider true.” ~ Ibid. (n. 15)

“The Church has not the power of defining dogmatically that the religion of the Catholic Church is the only true religion.” ~ Ibid. (n. 21)

“The teaching of the Catholic Church is hostile to the well- being and interests of society.” ~ Ibid. (n. 40)

“The principle of non-intervention, as it is called, ought to be proclaimed and observed.” ~ Ibid. (n. 62)

“The doctrine that Christ has raised marriage to the dignity of a sacrament cannot be at all tolerated.” ~ Ibid. (n. 65)

“If anyone says that man can be justified before God by his own works, whether done by his own natural powers or through the teaching of the law, without divine grace through Jesus Christ, let him be anathema.” ~ Council of Trent (Session VI, Canon 1)

“If anyone says that without the predisposing inspiration of the Holy Ghost and without His help, man can believe, hope, love or be repentant as he ought, so that the grace of justification may be bestowed upon him, let him be anathema.” ~ Ibid. (Canon 3)

“If anyone says that the fear of hell, whereby, by grieving for sins, we flee to the mercy of God or abstain from sinning, is a sin or makes sinners worse, let him be anathema.” ~ Ibid. (Canon 8)

“If anyone says that these sacraments of the New Law do not differ from the sacraments of the Old Law, except that the ceremonies are different and the external rites are different, let him be anathema.” ~ Ibid. (Session VII, Canon 2 on Sacraments in General)

“If anyone says that the sacraments of the New Law do not contain the grace which they signify, or that they do not confer that grace on those who place no obstacles in its way, as though they were only outward signs of grace or justice received through faith and certain marks of Christian profession, whereby among men believers are distinguished from unbelievers, let him be anathema.” ~ Ibid. (Canon 6)

“If any one denieth, that, in the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist, are contained truly, really, and substantially, the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently the whole Christ; but saith that He is only therein as in a sign, or in figure, or virtue; let him be anathema.” ~ Ibid. (Session XIII, Canon 1)

“If anyone says that it is impossible, or not expedient, that human beings should be taught by means of divine revelation about God and the worship that should be shown him : let him be anathema.” ~ First Vatican Council (On Revelation, Canon 2)

“If anyone does not receive as sacred and canonical the complete books of Sacred Scripture with all their parts, as the holy Council of Trent listed them, or denies that they were divinely inspired : let him be anathema.” ~ Ibid. (Canon 4)

“If anyone says that human reason is so independent that faith cannot be commanded by God: let him be anathema.” ~ Ibid. (On Faith, Canon 1)

“If anyone says that divine revelation cannot be made credible by external signs, and that therefore men and women ought to be moved to faith only by each one’s internal experience or private inspiration: let him be anathema.” ~ Ibid. (Canon 3)

“If anyone says that all miracles are impossible, and that therefore all reports of them, even those contained in Sacred Scripture, are to be set aside as fables or myths; or that miracles can never be known with certainty, nor can the divine origin of the Christian religion be proved from them: let him be anathema.” ~ Ibid. (Canon 4)

“If anyone will not confess that the Father, Son and holy Spirit have one nature or substance, that they have one power and authority, that there is a consubstantial Trinity, one Deity to be adored in three subsistences or persons: let him be anathema.” ~ Council of Constantinople (Anathema 1)

“For if you do not believe that I AM, you will die in your sins.” ~ Our Lord Jesus Christ (John 8:24)

“The Father and I are one.” ~ Ibid. (10:30)

“I am the first and the last.” ~ Ibid. (Revelation 1:17)

 

 

 

 

 

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