Saint Thomas Aquinas

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Sure Sign of a Heretic or Reprobate

Here are a few words to ponder.

"The most infallible and indubitable sign to distinguish a heretic, a man of bad doctrine, a reprobate, from the predestined is that the heretic and the reprobate regard with indifference the Blessed Virgin Mary, and try by word and example to diminish her cult and the love of her, openly or tacitly , and sometimes with good pretexts. Alas. God the Father has not told Mary to make her dwelling with them because they are Esaus." (St. Louis de Montfort, True Devotion, n. 30.)

7 comments:

scotju said...

Matt, could you please give us a little more backgrond on this?

Matthew Bellisario said...

Hi Scott. There is an excellent article by De Konink that referenced this quote and I thought it really points to a crucial error in Protestant theology. In denying the divine motherhood of Mary, and everything that goes along with it, they ultimately reject Our Lord's plan of salvation, knowingly or not.

scotju said...

Is there any way you can post that article?

Matthew Bellisario said...

To my knowledge its not available anywhere online. It is available in the two volume set I posted on before this post.

Ben m said...

Matt, Scot,

For De Koninck, see this.

For St. Louis de Montfort, True Devotion, see here.

Matthew Bellisario said...

Thanks for the links Ben.

Ben m said...

And thanks for posting this info, Matt!

Later.