This world was already headed down Crazy Street but we suddenly took a left turn to the Highway to hell. When double standards become the norm, American values become null, people become downright ugly and claim social justice and even Catholics thinking like liberals, then you know Jesus is not at the center.
I heard the craziest thing last month about a “catholic” who said that Jesus is okay with abortions, gay marriage, feminism and all kinds o’ crazy stuff. Liberalism is seen as the norm, with many “stars” coming out in support of gay marriage, abortion, etc. (reference Revelation 12:4 for a little update about stars). A lot of millennial my age feel the same exact way, which would make it a very popular belief. Was Jesus very popular among His peers? A resounding…..NO!
That was the point! There is a distinct separation between heaven/earth but there is a thin line between hell/earth. Now, before you gasp, let me explain. The path to Heaven is narrow, while the road to hell is huge. Heaven is a beautiful place where God resides, hell is a place of torment where prideful and sinful souls go. Earth is the in between, where far too often humans fall short. Why? Because we let our pride guide us. All the way back to Adam and Eve – it was pride that caused the fall of man and the stain of original sin. God never gave up on us, so He sent us His Son, Jesus Christ. Through His teachings and His example, we could find the courage to follow the Truth (God)
Think about it, the Creator of everything came down in the form of a baby. He didn’t come to scare people into believing, He came to show people how to live. He created for us the Catholic Church, which enforces the guidelines that are inspired by Jesus Christ Himself. There is no changing that, unless of course you aren’t afraid of heresy. In which case, you may want to seriously reconsider. I wouldn’t want to stand in front of Jesus and have to explain to Him why I felt like His teachings are out of date.
This brings me to two different priests, Father *Liberal and Father Peter West. Father Liberal wore a woman’s vagina hat while giving a homily. I could end it there because that’s bad enough and worthy of a pretty hefty fine of possibly skipping purgatory on his way down. He posts on a regular basis bashing conservatives…wait a minute. He’s Catholic? Yes. He’s a priest? Yes. So shouldn’t he be conservative? Well, technically yes. It gets even better, on his Facebook he has a picture of heavy set people holding a rebel flag with the caption “we’re boycotting Nordstrom”. There is a boycott going on right now because Nordstrom decided to drop Ivanka Trumps stuff from their line. Their claims of “the product not selling enough” seems to be rather suspicious. Seeing as though it comes right at the same time others are throwing an oversized temper tantrum because they didn’t get their way. That’s not even as offensive as the post that states God is planning on getting rid of religion. I’m honestly speechless. You as my readers know by now that not much can get me speechless. But this right here, this so called “priest” is disgracing to every Martyr that shed blood so that the Catholic Church can still stand.
Martyrs who were murdered by Jews, Muslims and Pagans because they proclaimed their love of Jesus Christ. Because they loved the Church that Jesus Christ had started. Their blood ran red over the land so that we could sit in Mass, so that we can continue on proclaiming the message that Jesus Christ had. Their blood didn’t run so that this so called “priest” could condemn everything that so many had fought hard to defend.
Then there is Father Peter West. Who is speaking up against what seems to be the liberal popular belief, even within the Hierarchy of the Church. He doesn’t proclaim hate or intolerance, he certainly doesn’t make fun of country people or obese people like father Liberal does. He doesn’t mince words when proclaiming the truth which is why so many people are throwing a fit. He is a modern day martyr, who is being attacked by members of our own Church. If his voice is silenced, then we have reached the breaking point. Catholicism was started by Jesus, built up by Martyrs through the Holy Spirit and carried on by us. If we fail to acknowledge that something is wrong with this new picture of Catholicism, then God is no longer in control. Because that means that we have turned our back on Him and instead invited satan to have a seat. This is the truth because it is Christ’s message. The Church was founded on the principles that Jesus gave us, it wasn’t founded on popularity or what the majority of the secular world wanted. It was the classic WWJD catch phrase. So make your choice and don’t be silent anymore. It is time that we stand together, united for the one purpose of bringing Jesus back to this dark world.
Give me the strength to stand up against hatred,
To defend your name to my last breath.
Thank you for giving me the blessings you have,
Even though I am undeserving.
Help me to not let those blessings be wasted,
Because I was to scared to defend you.
*Father Liberals name has been changed in the event that he throws a temper tantrum and tries to shut me down. Just do a quick Google search….
This whole ordeal about the Muslims and how Catholics are defending them baffles me. What baffles me even more is that a good majority of these so called “Catholics” are the ones who believe in abortion, same sex marriage, etc. So their POV about the whole subject matter is really inconsequential because their opinion is null and void. I really want to confront those who are seemingly faithful Catholics who can support Muslims.
Now, I know what Jesus taught. He taught us the two most important commandments were love God and your neighbor (summed up version). Many of the arguments surrounding the “love of Muslims” is that Jesus said these two commandments are the most important. However, context is everything. And unless you are willing to look at everything that Jesus said, not just the stuff that supports your disillusioned belief, then it is again null and void.
This is kind of a long piece of Scripture: 2 John 1:6-12 – so I’ll just sum up the most important parts and please look up and read this, it is very enlightening. Jesus tells us that love is the most important commandment. John tells us though (while being influenced by the Holy Spirit) that there are people who are deceivers and will do so by failing to acknowledge Jesus Christ. And if they go beyond the teaching of Jesus Christ – then they do not have God with them. Here’s just a little glimpse into the Qur’an: 4:157 That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”;-but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not. 4:171 O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: Nor say of Allah aught but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) a messenger of Allah, and His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and a spirit proceeding from Him: so believe in Allah and His messengers. Say not “Trinity”: desist: it will be better for you: for Allah is one Allah: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son. To Him belong all things in the heavens and on earth. (Yikes! Don’t say the Trinity or Allah will not be happy!) Last but not least, Jesus in their belief will rise again as a follower of Muhamad and will kill all the infidels – all Christians, Jews, etc. unless of course you convert.
“Its okay though! They’re still our brothers and sisters, as long as they live a good life and are nice.” No they’re not!! John told us deceivers are in this world who will fail to acknowledge who Jesus is or who go beyond what Jesus taught. The Muslims acknowledge Jesus but they degrade everything that He stood for. They said that He wasn’t crucified, it was just an appearance, you can’t mention the Holy Trinity because that would be offensive to Allah and that Jesus will be a follower of Muhamad and will kill all the infidels who don’t convert. That right there is exactly what John was talking about. Whoever greets this person will share in his wicked activities. “If anyone comes to you bringing a different doctrine, you must not receive him into your house or even give him a greeting”, now that’s a pretty heavy statement. The Muslim religion teaches a completely different doctrine then that of Catholicism.
2 Corinthians 3:4 – And even though our gospel is veiled,* it is veiled for those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, so that they may not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. The god of this age being satan who has casted the darkness upon those who do not believe in Jesus Christ. Their darkened hearts cannot see the beauty of the Gospel.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
“We instruct you, brothers, in the name of [our] Lord Jesus Christ, to shun any brother who conducts himself in a disorderly way and not according to the tradition they received from us.”
John 6: 53-54 53 Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats* my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.
These are just a few of the many passages that discuss the importance of having faith in Jesus Christ – without Him we are dead. It also teaches about the non-believers, those who either degrade Jesus or completely deny Him. The Muslims know Jesus, they just don’t believe in His divinity, His teachings or His crucifixion. Being a follower of Jesus Christ isn’t easy, it shouldn’t be. But when it becomes so perverted by what people want to believe as opposed to what is actually there – then it becomes dangerous. It’s dangerous because souls are at stake here. This isn’t just a regular well lets disagree about whether green or red apples are better. This is a time when we have to embrace what the true teachings of Jesus are and not the ones that make us feel good. Heaven isn’t attained by those who stand with the world but rather by those who are willing to defy the world in order to bring the message of Jesus Christ.
Take my hand and guide me through this battle,
Help me to spread the message of Your Light.
Give me the strength to stand in Your word,
To fully embrace the teachings that bring salvation.