Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mother Theresa's Lack of Faith

Here is an article (link) that suggests that MT admitted that she did not have faith in Christ.
Roman Catholic fans will undoubtedly not be deterred from continuing toward having her declared a "saint" by the Vatican.

Scripture says:

Rom 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

And again:

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

May God strengthen the gift of faith that He has given us, that we may please Him, and may He give that gift to those who walk by who do not have it yet,



Here's another article dealing with the same issue (link). MT apparently doubted the reality of Christ's physical presence in the Eucharist, which led to doubts about God's existence. It's a natural progression, and one great reason not to continue the false claims that Christ the bread is literally Christ's body.


TheoJunkie said...

Thanks be to God that He who begins a good work in a person is faithful to finish it.

Thanks be to God that he and not we is the Judge.

Thanks be to God that now we know only in part.

Daniel 4:34
At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever, for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;

I will wait until the looking glass is clear to make a decision about this woman I never knew...

Turretinfan said...

Dear TJ,

Yes, God's judgment, not ours, is the one that matters - and we don't have all the facts.

Is it fair to say that you would extend the same wait-n-see attitude to, say, Voltaire? (a man whom you never knew)


TheoJunkie said...


I have to say yes.

The most I can have about someone is a "pretty good idea."

And while this "pretty good idea" is plenty sufficient (and God ordained) as a tool-- even the tool-- we have to determine whether we 1) should fellowship with them on this earth, 2) should install them as church leaders, 3) evangelize them, 4) exhort them, and/or 5) discipline them... That's as far as it may go with us. The rest will be revealed when we see them or do not see them in the glorified state.

I agree with you that the MT letters are very disturbing and humanly sad (on several levels not limited to MT herself). But at the same time, I wasn't inside her head as she took her last breath.

Turretinfan said...

Fair enough.


Turretinfan said...

Here's commentary by (I think) a Roman Catholic on the issue (link).
This author notes that sadly Theresa is held up as an example of Christianity, which then occasions mocking at the hands of atheist scoffers, like Hitchens.