Wednesday, April 20, 2011

No one is in Hell?


Again Fr. Barron promotes a theological liberalism. He is dangerous because much of his other videos are pretty orthodox but his Ecclesiological  Theology seems  based on sentimental human respect. He has changed Catholic theology to make people "feel" better. His semi-Origenism is so dangerous in its subtlety. It isn't his; it was first proposed by Von Balthazar, later by Fr. Neuhaus of "First Things".
This Balthazarian theory says hell exist but no one goes there. Origen said that souls went to hell but in  the end of time all would be saved even the demons--apokatastasis.
 St. Jerome was an admirer of Origen but once he was accused of  the heresy of Origenism, St. Jerome, very sensitive to the question of orthodoxy, found out how wrong Origenism was and two years later sided with St. Epiphanius, Origenists' opponent. We can only hope that Fr. Barron will follow St. Jerome's example. Our Lords words are clear:
Mt 7:14 "How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it! "

We also have a long historical tradition of the early Church to Augustine to Aquanis; few are saved. The reason this theory is so dangerous is that there is no incentive to evangelize and preach the Gospel, since all are saved anyway, but the truth is they need to take Jesus as Lord and Savior.