Cdl. Marx contradicts Scripture in claiming Jesus ‘does not want to proclaim a doctrine of God’

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Addressing Marx’s more fundamental claim that 'Jesus obviously does not want to proclaim a doctrine of God,' one brief look at the Gospels reveals many times Christ teaches some truth about God, sometimes to the point of severely condemning those who reject his doctrine.


MUNICH (LifeSiteNews) – “Jesus… does not want to proclaim a doctrine of God,” the Archbishop of Munich and former head of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, recently claimed. Taking issue with the Church’s Magisterium and the insistence on her role as teacher of revealed dogma, Marx also claimed that the Church’s demand that the faithful assent to her definitive teachings runs afoul in attempts to evangelize.

According to the German news outlet Katholisch.de, the cardinal thought that “one of the causes of the crisis of the Catholic Church… lies in its dogmatics.” In the October issue of the journal Herder-Korrespondenz, Marx wrote, “The crisis of the Church is perhaps therefore also a crisis of an institution that has claimed and claims to know quite a lot about God and to be able to authoritatively communicate His will to all people.”

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Marx proposed that, “Only if we overcome an all too superficial, self-understanding, self-confident talk about God and at the same time open the door to Jesus’ experience of God is the core of Christian faith uncovered. Jesus obviously does not want to proclaim a doctrine of God, but through his examples and parables of the kingdom of God he wants to make clear what the presence of God in our midst means now…

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Cdl. Marx contradicts Scripture in claiming Jesus 'does not want to proclaim a doctrine of God' - LifeSite