Skip to comments.Hilaire Bellocĺs ôThe Great Heresiesö now available in EPUB format
Posted on 08/18/2011 10:38:09 AM PDT by Teˇfilo
Brethren, Hilaire Bellocs apologetics classic , The Great Heresies, is now available for download in EPUB format from here. Yours truly did the compilation and conversion. Please, let me know if you have trouble downloading the file.
- Download The Great Heresies.
Exactly. As BXVI pointed out in his address to World Youth Day:
“Truth is not to be found in a slogan, an idea, or an ideology. It is found in a person, in the person of Jesus Christ.”
From there on we must accept the rest of His teachings including the establishment of His one Catholic Church to reveal His Truth. Anyone propagates differently, puts forward a heresy. And Belloc goes on to explain with skillful brilliance the how, what, and why, other religions are heresies pure and simple.
Also a must read - by Hilaire Belloc with Gabriel Oussani (actually Ousanni has first billing) - “Moslems: Their beliefs, practices, and politics.
In order to understand 9/11 and the real purpose of Islam - Hilaire is prescient - i.e. a prophet.
The selective reading of Scripture by the Reformation and her children is really trite and tiring and refuted many times. It's not even an issue between Lutherans and Catholics any longer. So I'll leave it at that.
Regarding the Papacy and Pelagianism, this might be instructive:
If it is so trite and tiring, why do you respond? Quoting James is good, I believe it too. But Christ alone is sufficient for me, you can bow to Rome, but I believe Jesus is King of Jerusalem...
Not lefty ecumenical lutherans anyway. As to the others, I'll leave it at that.
You're correct. I don't think the MS or WN synods would buy into the agreement. Yet, the agreement was surprisingly deep. I liked it and I am hardly a lefty.
At that moment I had nothing better to do.
Quoting James is good, I believe it too.
Glad to hear it.
But Christ alone is sufficient for me, you can bow to Rome, but I believe Jesus is King of Jerusalem...
Rome is where the Successor of Peter is, the King's Steward with the keys of the Kingdom entrusted to the lowly man there by the King himself. The King is the King, but the man in Rome holds the keys that open the door. That's the King's wish.
If you wish to enter (New) Jerusalem, you must engage the King's Stewart.
Not my words but His (Matthew 18:28).
In the Church, "sufficiency" is really a sharing.
Better hit those books again.
No one is bowing to Rome - we understand the complexity of human relationships and Our Lord understood this perfectly. Because he is perfect - he knows our ceatureliness and that is why he made it this way.
The Pope holds the keys that open the door to the Kingdom? Does this mean that Christ must wait for the Pope to open the door before He returns? THis is very fascinating.
I was referring to the 'lutherans' leftiness, as a Catholic, I'm not surprised you liked it.
So says Rome. Rome says it is infallible, but that is not biblical. Tradition is the claim and I have a feeling you know enough scripture to know what Christ thought of man's tradition. I wish the Roman Catholic Church well, I believe there are lots of good Christians within and without the Roman Church.
Our Lord opened the gates of heaven on the cross after they had been closed by Adam and Eve. Peter is a prototype for humanity - remember his difficulties and denials. Because Jesus ascended and had to leave us, He knew that the doctrines (true teachings from Him) would get screwed up without a magisterium (teaching authority).
i never heard of him or his book, thanks for the info, I will check it out, i learn something new on the fr every day.
Pro: The phone is really small.
Con: The phone is really small.
It can be done, but if you're going to do a lot of e-book reading get a tablet or a dedicated e-reader.
Comments based on use of a Samsung "Fascinate".
He might have done that if he were writing a book of fiction.
He was not, so ... No.
iBreviary works fine on my Fascinate. The small display doesn’t bother me for that application. I find that Bible (or other book) reading is a bit bothersome, though. Better than nothing at all. I can drop the phone in my pocket. Can’t do that with a tablet sized thing.
I "hold fast to the traditions" that I've been taught (2Thess 2:15), ostensibly different from the traditions that gave rise later to rabbinic Judaism which is what the Lord was critiquing.
Isaiah 22:19-23 clearly describes the office of "steward" or keybearer, that is, "prime minister":
19 I will thrust you from your office, and you will be cast down from your station.
20 In that day I will call my servant Eli'akim the son of Hilki'ah,
21 and I will clothe him with your robe, and will bind your girdle on him, and will commit your authority to his hand; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
22 And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David; he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
23 And I will fasten him like a peg in a sure place, and he will become a throne of honor to his father's house.
There should be no issue between you and I regarding the meaning of the symbolism of the keys. The question should be, how do I know that this privilege was not only granted to Peter but to his successors in the Roman See? I know it because of the traditions that I have received and hold fast to.
The Catholic Christian belief in the Petrine Primacy of the Bishops of Rome is solidly grounded in Scripture and in the Tradition we have received, and hold fast to.
I wish the Roman Catholic Church well, I believe there are lots of good Christians within and without the Roman Church.
I agree with your last sentiment. I thank you for your consideration.
-Theo, live from Afghanistan.
The Master of the House doesn't need the Steward's permission to open the door. He simply opens the door. That doesn't make the Steward's job irrelevant, though. The Master DID GIVE the keys to Peter.