Monday, July 29, 2013
The Catholic Defender: The Hell There Is
Why do you think that is?
Jesus came to save the sinners and set the captives free, he wants the repentance of the sinner, not their condemnation.
Consider Revelation 21:8, "But as for cowards, the unfaithful, the depraved, murderers, the unchaste, sorcerers, idol worshipers, and deceivers of every sort, their lot is in the burning pool of fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
How important is that? The Virgin Mary at Fatima after giving the Children of Fatima a vision of Hell (13 July 1917), told them: "You see Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If they do what I will tell you, many souls will be saved, and there will be peace... But if they do not stop offending God... He is going to punish the world for its crimes by means of war, of hunger, and of persecution of the Church and of the Holy Father."
St. Peter instructs us to "Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings".
Pope Pius XII warned the world in 1950 that to be a true Christian beginning in the later half of the 20th Century they would have to live as "Living Martyrs" because the attack on the family will be so severe, because people will be greatly affected by their environment.
It is time that Catholics stand up and cast their nets into the deep to bring in a great catch.. Pope Francis is calling for us to stand up and be counted. 1 Timothy 4:1 says, "Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the last times some will turn away from the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and demonic instructions..." That maybe so, but we are called to take the gospel to all the nations. We will ultimately win the war because the war is already won.
Jesus won the war, but the battle rages for souls and the devil knows his time is short. We are to be vigilant, "Concerning times and seasons, brothers, you have no need for anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief at night. When people are saying, 'Peace and security,' then sudden disaster comes upon them, like labor pains upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape." 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3
We are to stand for justice to right the wrongs of society. The Church must be that moral compass that people can respond to Jesus through. Jesus sent the Catholic Church to go to all the world as one voice to pick up the wounded, to heal them, to love them. There is a lot of walking wounded out there.
On July 9, 2013 on the Ross and Margie Show (The Roundtable) Deepertruth aired the show "Answering scandal with personal holiness". That is really the answer! Let our example in doing the will of God in our lives speak loudly.
2 Corinthians 6:14 states, "Do not be yoked with those who are different, with unbelievers. For what partnership do righteousness and lawlessness have? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? What accord has Christ with Beliar? Or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said: 'I will live with them and move among them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people."
1 Corinthians 5:9-13 states, "I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people, not at all referring to the immoral of this world or the greedy and the robbers or idolaters; for you would have to leave the world. But I now write to you not to associate with anyone named a brother, if he is innoral, greedy, an idolater, a slanderer, a drunkard, or a robber, not even to eat with such a person. For why should I be judging outsiders? Is it not your business to judge those within? God will judge those outside. Purge the evil person from your midst."
Pope Pius XII once wrote, "It is often said almost with passive resignation that fashions reflect the customs of a people. But it would be more exact and much more useful to say that they express the decision and moral direction that a nation intends to take: either to be shipwrecked in licentiousness or maintain itself at the level to which it has been raised by religion and civilization."
Little Jacita of Fatima said, "Fashions will much offend our Lord. People who serve God should not follow the fashions". Jacinta also said, "The sins which cause most souls to go to hell are the sins of the flesh".
We are to pray for those who are choosing to live in sin. Remember the Virgin Mary's warning: "You see Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to my Immaculate Heart."
That is key, let us first place God number one in our lives and everything else will fall in place. God is one that we can place our trust. Put on the whole Armour of God, frequent the Sacraments, Go to Mass, pray the Rosary and the Divine Mercy as well as all prayers of the Church. We have lots of them. Get to know your bible, don't let it draw dust!
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