Idols for Destruction

Here’s one:

Capitalism is not just a Good idea; It’s God’s Idea

No. It’s not. It’s just a fallible human system and, unfettered from the gospel, quickly becomes a toxic and wicked system.

Here’s St. Paul on this blasphemous attempt to raise a purely human system to Holy Writ:

See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8)

One of the many ironies of Protestantism is that it began with the claim that the Church had sullied the purity of the gospel with “traditions of men”. In fact, of course, one of the primary duties the Magisterium has always fulfilled is to keep traditions of men like “Capitalism is God’s Way” from cluttering up actual Sacred Tradition. The pastor who penned this hunk of junk is a false prophet. His sole saving grace is that he is probably totally unaware of the fact that he believes and tells a lie.

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