- rejection of sinful behaviour equates to intolerance of the person.
- faithfulness to the commandments of Christ confirms that one is a Pharisee (i.e., someone merely concerned with external observance of the law).
- faithfulness to the Magisterium is a threat to conscience.
- the pursuit of holiness runs counter to social justice.
So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).