No offense I hope, just trying to make Catholics ‘see’ how some of us think.
1 – If the Sacraments themselves can save, doesn’t that mean that if a deviously evil man were to also partake of the Holy Communion, he would join you in your heaven? (please don’t reply and say he wouldn’t attend because even the evil Pharisees went for baptism at the Jordan river)
Gabriel of 12;
No offense taken, I am thankful that at least you are inquiring rather than continue to be lead astray from the Church Jesus founded in the Catholic Church, from a false pretense to her doctrines and teachings along with misunderstandings and misinformation. So thank you for taking the time to inquire here.
The scriptures are quite clear about this; clarification would need to be made of the sinners disposition and understanding of Holy Communion with God before one could draw an accurate conclusion; for example, was the sinner baptised? was the sinner a believer in mortal sin? was the sinner made aware of his action?
11 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread,
and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, “This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.
**Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord. 12
A person should examine himself, 13 and so eat the bread and drink the cup.
For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment 14 on himself.
That is why many among you are ill and infirm, and a considerable number are dying. **
2 – If Mary was the mother of God, just because she gave birth to Jesus who is God, doesn’t that mean that if you put the foetus of humans into the body of a monkey, then that monkey would be the mother of humans? (no offense, but it’s the closest analogy I can think of).
Gabriel of 12;
Your question is very important here, because it clues us in on how far away our society is moving away from the mysteries of God, revealed by Jesus for our humanity. We may not be there yet in our time, for the revelation to solve your new way of the world in understanding and carnal knowledge, which conflicts with the mysteries of the Spirit.
In summary; One day the world will need the apostolic belief in Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces made doctrine for clarification and defined as worthy of believe for all Christians, applied to the Mother of God (Theotokos) Mary the blessed Mother of Jesus, to solve your equation here, because God would not use and did not use a monkey to take for his human nature, in his incarnation. Mary said yes to God of her own free will, co-operated with God’s will be done (thus Mediatrix of all graces) for our salvation. A monkey has no free will, only instinc, and the monkey was not created in God’s image.
What you introduce here comes from the evil of men who do evil in God’s creation through cloning. Sadly, this is the way the unsaved world is going making himself a god, again.
This new way of thinking and understanding comes from the abuses of Abortion, illegal stem cell research, test tube babies and cloning. Before these things ever entered our societies and language of understandings, no one ever questioned the mysteries of God as you did with tainted evil of a beast. I am not sure if my comment lends clarification to your question?
3 – If the Catholic church is above scripture like what some people here say to explain why they do not follow certain scriptural teachings, wouldn’t that be refuting what God taught? So, is God the master or the disciple?
Gabriel of 12;
The Catholic Church is the body of Jesus Christ, Jesus is the head of his body;
6 **He is the image 7 of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
For in him 8 were created all things in heaven and on earth, the visible and the invisible, **whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things were created through him and for him.
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
**He is the head of the body, the church. **