“And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, [John the Baptist] said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance. And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father. For I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham. For now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that doth not yield good fruit, shall be cut down, and cast into the fire” (Matthew 3:7-10; Luke 3:7-9).
St. John the Baptist said these words to people who were true physical descendants of Abraham. He chastised them for their racial pride telling them that their descent from Abraham profits them nothing without repentance and good fruits and that God can raise up anyone–even stones–to be Israel if it pleases Him to do so.
Now, let us turn to Benedict XVI seeing many Pharisees of counterfeit Israel coming to him who claim to have Abraham for their father but do not, who produce rotten fruits in abundance and who are notoriously unrepentant. Benedict revels with them in their delusion telling them:
Dear friends, it is with great pleasure that I meet with you this evening … we share a relationship that should be strengthened and lived … we know that these fraternal bonds constitute a continual invitation to know and to respect one another better … the Catholic Church … respects the children of the Promise, the children of the Covenant, as her beloved brothers and sisters in the faith …
Learn how many of Benedict XVI’s beloved elder brothers and sisters in the rabbinic faith who he calls “children of the Promise,” and “children of the Covenant,” secretly express their hatred towards Jesus Christ and His followers on Christmas Eve: