Barack Obama Full Excerpt (pages 33 through 47)
“Then another grim FACE appeared, with a helmet as the Germans wore, in full uniform from chest up in Green.”
2 John: 7 “For many deceivers have gone forth into the world who do not confess Jesus as the Christ coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the Antichrist.”
2 Thes. 2:3-5a “Let no one deceive you in any way, for the Day of the Lord will not come unless the (great) Apostasy comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and is exalted above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sits in the temple of God and gives himself out as if he were God.” From E.J. Culligan’s “Fatima Secret”_ “The La Salette Secret of Melanie Mathieu” Pg. 28: “A certain precursor of Antichrist, together with his followers from many nations, will fight the real Christ, the only Savior of the world. He will endeavor to eliminate the adoration of God in order to be considered as God himself”, and “During the time of the arrival of Antichrist, the gospel will be preached everywhere, and all peoples and nations will recognize the Truth”.
“Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of Antichrist. Yet the Heathen Rome will disappear. See, here is the Beast with its subjects that claim to be the Savior of the world. Proudly it rises in the air to go straight to Heaven, but it will be strangled by the Archangel Michael and cast down. And the earth, which for the past three days was in continuous convulsions, opens her fiery jaws and swallows him with his cohorts forever into its hellish abyss. Eventually will fire and water cleanse the earth and the works of human pride will be destroyed and all will be renewed. Then will all serve and glorify Him.”
When I first had time to digest this vision in my head, that ran like a silent movie with real people in it, I wondered about the man, a soldier it seemed of the German Army. Yet, where was the swastika on helmet or uniform? In the years that soon followed, I began to see him as a symbol of the so called “free world” that was corrupt in the spirit of antichrist and justice turned to wormwood. What was once considered good was now evil, and vice versa.
A lot has happened over forty years. There are wars in many countries and continents; not only the usual ones, but drug wars and cartels made rich, and killing to safeguard their territories and trade. We are presently at war in Afghanistan and have the dilemma of what to do with the northern, I believe, farmers that grow 80 or 90% of the world’s heroin in their poppy fields. They are well paid by the enemy, the Taliban; who will kill them and their families if they don’t, or substitute grain crops that pay much less, as some proposed. Here in April 2010, we learn that many more Mexican citizens have been killed in the last year or two there along the U.S. borders, than in all the years we have been engaged in war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This reminds me that since abortion has been made legal, (1972, I believe) more babies have been killed than in all the wars in the 20th Century, on to date. It is the biggest blight on our nation; the shedding of innocent blood that rivals the slaughter of the Holy Innocents by King Herod after Jesus was born in Bethlehem, and dwarfs it by comparison.
Satan, released, has power over the elements as well; and there are more and more phenomena in deadly earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and the like; and now the worst ocean oil rig well accident in history, has oil heading for the gulf coasts.
The world is so corrupt, Satan has the ears of presidents and kings, and leaders of nations. The people have lost their sense of innocence, modesty and chastity to become full of lusts and pervasions; publicly scantily clad or nude, as they used to be when the Roman Empire fell and was lost as a world conqueror. Chastity is so “old-fashioned” they teach children at the earliest ages to use condoms, experiment with sex and sexuality; and have abortions without parents knowledge or consent, from the public schools in some parts. Progressives have not only taken over the minds of men, but indoctrinate from an early age, the innocent children so that there is no right or wrong, but only that which “feels good”. I am not so unaware that homosexuality is not only a “learned” experience, but also that the brain and hormones differ in true homosexuals that are so-called “wired” to feel the way they do. In all things heterosexual and homosexual, chastity and the purity of marriage must be maintained; and I let God be the judge in all things, as He knows how we are made.
As for the aspect of Rome, in particular the Vatican, I will briefly elaborate on what I’ve learned, and later summarize the whole as best I can, from all I’ve learned or heard over the years, or gathered from Scripture, and Tan Books and Publishers small pamphlet; “The Three Days of Darkness”.
For the first time, in all forty years, I see someone that resembles in kind, the green helmeted soldier. It is our president, Barack Obama, whose mother was white and father, who was black. As “symbolic”, the man I saw was hard to describe as to a race. He was ruddy complected and seemed a combination of white (Caucasian), reddish, olive or tanned; so I surmised he was a symbol for the nations that were not actually Communist or Socialist Communist. If there is a right-wing opposite of that, it would be Fascist or Progressive Socialist, in ideology.
The face of the man I saw had been somewhat elongated, with a long nose and high cheek bones. He had flat thick eyebrows and a strong jutting chin. I only realized this as I started this project (writing the vision’s meaning) and we are in the throes of seeing President Obama “put in place the three pillars of his administration”, his own words; to “transform” our republic into a socialist, queasy democracy in which he intends to “redistribute the wealth”. And make the government into a “nanny state” where we have to look to it for our livelihood and survival as entrepreneurship and free-enterprise, small businesses and the people at large diminish, for the “common good”; in a democratic-capitalist-republic that slowly disappears under the weight of new laws, regulations and taxes. President Obama had already established the “pillars” of healthcare and education in student loans, (the establishment is currently underway if not law yet) that will “necessarily make our costs sky-rocket”, he says. He’s taken some car industries over, and bailed out banks, investment and insurance firms “too big to fail”, while small businesses suffer and disappear under these monstrous entities. Nothing is being done with ever increasing debt, (twelve trillion plus to date) and unemployment. It seems to me, that the people get poorer and dependent on the Government (the State, in socialism) and only the ones at the top get richer and have freedom of choice; such as ex-Vice President Al Gore and the flawed, deliberately-bent scientific research into global-warming, and subsequent “green” laws and carbon-emission fees, that has made him and others, millionaires.
In keeping with 2 Thessalonians 2, mentioned in the scriptural passage in the beginning of number 16, I found in the same Emmett Culligan’s booklet and “The message of La Salette”, (which was recognized as worthy of credence by Pope Pius IX on August 24, 1852, and has been known since in the whole Catholic world as, “Our Lady of La Salette”) the “Secret of Maximin Giraud” on Page 23 has another bit of information as to the person of “Antichrist”.
It says he will be born of a nun of Hebraic descent, a false virgin; and his father will be a bishop. He will perform false miracles, and his followers will be evil and make the Faith morally weak, perverted and legally ineffective; in a word, a crossless Christianity, without the true love of the Cross and the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ Crucified, Resurrected and Ascended into Heaven. There is a passage in Revelations 17:11; “And the beast that was, and is not, is moreover himself eighth, and is of the seven, and is on his way to destruction.” This tells me the last Pope, and Satan, rule side by side; he is that evil.
Conchita of Garabandal and New York, says there may be one (or two?) Popes left before the “Great Chastisement”; by fire, the scriptures and the “La Salette Secret” tells us. I am only using all the knowledge stored in my head, when I say; it seems this passage is on the seven Kings (popes) that sit in the Vatican in Rome, surrounded by the seven heads which are the mountains that are around Rome. I do not know where I read or heard of this, but the Antichrist will be so evil in intent even as he masquerades as a charming, miracle-worker that is charismatic in the sense he has a quality of leadership that captures the popular imagination inspiring allegiance and that he is not possessed by Satan; but that they reign side by side as if to have the ear of the devil himself. Satan in the beast that was (an angel, Lucifer by name) and is not (fallen, he became the Devil, Satan) and is on his way to destruction (after his release from Hell for the last time to tempt, corrupt and bring as many souls to hell in this last attempt before he is cast down again after the Chastisement and the three days of darkness aforementioned). In Fatima, it was said that souls were falling into hell like autumn leaves. Padre Pio, now a Saint, said souls were falling into hell like snowflakes. Is it any wonder that more people, clergy and religious, are called to serve God in Spirit and in Truth, and Love their neighbors as themselves, than ever before?
It is said that after the Great Chastisement which I can allude to later on, that only a fifth of the inhabitants will be left on earth; and more women than men. It is supposed to be a time of great travail but also of Peace, and that the Faith will be preached and lived everywhere, and religious houses will flourish, until He comes again.
This is not to come all at once; but over a period of time, probably and possibly in the lifetime of many alive today. There is to be a last “Warning” (that unbelievers will probably dismiss as a “shift in the magnetic field”, as is already discussed today; and is at the end of the Mayan prophesies, but it’s not the end of the world.) Fatima should have been the last “Great Miracle”; but out of compassion for the Faithful, God will grant one more as I know. It is in Garabandal (Conchita knows the date) before the Chastisement that only God knows, as the “Day of the Lord”, as in reference to the Father in St. Mark 13:32. (But of that day or hour no one knows, neither the angels in Heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”)
“Again, there were many rows of marching soldiers but they had fixed bayonets now, again as if going to WAR.”
John 16:1-4a “These things I have spoken to you that you may not be scandalized. They will expel you from the synagogues. Yes, the hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering worship to God. And these things they will do because they have not known the Father nor Me. But these things I have spoken to you, that when the time for them has come you may remember that I told you.”
Rom. 1:28-32 “And as they have resolved against possessing the knowledge of God, God has given them up to a reprobate sense, so that they do what is not fitting, being filled with all iniquity, malice, immorality, avarice, wickedness; being full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity; being whisperers , detractors, hateful to God, irreverent, proud, haughty, plotters of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Although they have known the ordinance of God, they have not understood that those who practice such things are deserving of death. And not only do they do these things, but they applaud others doing them”.
Phil. 3:18-19 “For many walk, of whom I have told you often and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the Cross of Christ. Their end is ruin, their god is the belly, their glory is in their shame, they mind the things of earth.”
The first thing I noticed was there were fixed bayonets on their rifles, different from the red soldiers. I thought that this army must be more powerful and dangerous to mankind. As I said before, I knew little when I saw these things, about the deeper things concerning our religion, and also politics. Because of these things, and an interior learning thought process I had during the week, I began to realize they culminated in the next Sunday Mass; I had become a daily Communicant. I called them, “my lessons”, and I seemed to grow in my spiritual life rather rapidly.
Over the years, so many changes came about, in the world and in the Church. Abortion became the law of the land; and not just here, but in many European countries. In China, two children were all that was allowed as if to replace oneself, and any others were to be aborted. Male children were favored, and I wondered how they could replace themselves with so many females aborted? It says in the Bible that there will be many wars, earthquakes, famine, etc., and that the end will come later, though it seems like the end. I am perplexed after what I learned from author and commentator host, Glenn Beck, of Fox News Cable these days, now May, 2010. He said that after the two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, and the world saw the terrible consequences and devastation and death- (some slower with radiation poisoning) that steps were taken by the nations to prevent this from happening again. Instead, the world’s economies would be tied together, so that if one nation was to fail, they would all fail like a domino set in play of motion. Today, Greece is failing and needs credit/ cash up to a trillion dollars to keep the socialist type society going. But, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Britain are soon to follow, and the United States also. Why then are we, under President Obama, adopting the same formula, with government seeking to control most areas of our economy and industries, with little done for the growing millions unemployed? It is said that there are fascist-type socialists on the right of center of the people and communist-type socialist on the left end of the center.
With government control, unending spending on programs designed to “spread the wealth around”, punitive action and taxes against those wealthy enough to create jobs for the people, matters are increasingly made worse. Some wonder at how Unions, once brought about to get a fair wage and decent working places and healthier conditions, have now become the stronger; and are putting employers out of business with never-ending raises, health-care cost, regulations, taxes and pensions that are now seeming to bankrupt not only employers who do not “get out of the game” or move to more favorable environments, but bankrupt also nations under the weight of earlier retirement, free schooling for everyone beyond high school, heath care, etc. As in Greece, so go the nations? Will there be rioting when the “free” money and services are bankrupt and broken, with the Unions being the worst offenders encouraging the riots and acting as a “civilian army” that Obama spoke of? Is this planned to collapse our own Republic, do away with its “out-dated” Constitution, and other democracies; to put in place the “transformation” into a Fascist-Socialist or Communist/Marxist Socialist Governance or State that has all the power, resources and armed forces of the nations while the people are no more than slaves of the State according to the common good?
With all this we have, as in John 16 aforementioned, many religions such as Judaism, Christianity and especially Catholicism being maligned and persecuted; especially the Holy Father in these days where attacks by liberal news stations and journals (especially the “New York Times”) are being put out almost daily now.
Unfortunately, the bad acts of some are attributed to the Church as a whole. This is most painful to a good Pope that sees facts distorted to tarnish him personally. God willing, more and more people of Faith see this for what it is; an attack against God in Jesus Himself and religion as a whole. It is said the Church will suffer, especially as some of its members act more like princes of the world in its lusts and greed, and positions of importance in world matters; instead of ambassadors and servant-soldiers of Jesus Christ Crucified for the Redemption of the world.
In America some seem reluctant to call the Obama Bin Laden’s Jihad War declared many years ago, what it is – a war of terror of some Islamic fanatic jihadists, who are determined to bring about another, or worse 9/11 (2001) and more innocent deaths, as there are to our day; not only the three thousand plus on that day, but the many attempts before, here and abroad to bring “Death to America”. That’s not only a slogan; they really mean it, so that there are more and more attempts lately, of terrorist acts against our people.
And if these things were not enough, we have the worst oil-rig disaster in our Gulf, than ever before; with an uncapped oil leakage that is almost at our coasts, wet-lands, shrimp and fish industries, wreaking chaos to add to the uncertainty of our times. May God spare us, and forgive us the blood of the innocents, if it is possible, by prayer and penance and conversion of hearts and minds.
Illustration #18: “I then saw many sick and poorly clothed people, with bandages, and crutches, sad-looking; and the….
Amos 8:4-7 “Hear this, you who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor of the land!
‘When will the New Moon be over,’ you ask, ‘that we may sell our grain, and the Sabbath, that we may display the wheat?
We will diminish the epha, add to the shekel, and fix our scales for cheating!
We will buy the lowly man for a pair of sandals; even the refuse of the wheat we will sell!’
The Lord has sworn by the pride of Jacob: Never will I forget a thing they have done!”
Rom. 8:9-11 “You, however, are not carnal but spiritual, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, the body, it is true, is dead by reason of sin, but the spirit of life by reason of justification. But if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, then he who raised Jesus Christ from the dead will also bring to life your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who dwells in you.”
Gal. 5:22-25 “But the fruit of the Spirit is: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, modesty, continency. Against such things there is no law. And they who belong to Christ have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires.”
Ephes. 4:1-6 “I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, exhort you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you were called, with humility and meekness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, careful to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace: one body and one Spirit, even as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one Baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and throughout all, and in us all.”
Seeing the obvious poor, lame and seemingly the disadvantaged, even despised of the people, I did understand that these were the refuse of society, apart from the more fortunate and the elite. Yet, they are for the most part, the beloved children of God, who keep the Spirit and Truth alive in their hearts and souls. The more worldly, even amongst these, curse God and their predicament and little good comes from them or their sufferings.
Over the years, pain had become my daily companion, after some minor car crashes that straightened my spine, stretched the sciatic nerve and, caused head and lower back injuries from whiplashes and falls on the job. Thank God, as a daily communicant; later a lay or secular Carmelite totally consecrated to Jesus in front of the Eucharistic Jesus in the monstrance, and Our Lady in the Carmelites; did I learn these were gifts to God for myself, family and friends (known and unknown). They were to me “money in the bank” that Jesus and Mary used to buy souls, and bring them back to God and away from death, even eternal death; and bring healing to self, mind and body of those God chose to benefit from the free-will offering, even if I did not know the why or wherefore at that time of greater distress. It usually came to light after the fact, as I learned of those, who at the end of a trial were revealed to me, as they recovered from some health crisis; or bore no pain after operations or crisis, usually by quiet words in my mind that I knew were not my thoughts.
One in particular came to mind today. I had severe cramping and pain in my stomach, I thought came from my back injury, but was severe enough to go to the doctor. He could not find any reason for the pains. When I got home I heard; “Conchita is very ill, but will not miscarry, as she is pregnant, and will have a boy”. I was directed to have a Holy Mass said for her, and mailed it with a note regarding the aforementioned. Two weeks later I had a dream, in which I saw a house, steps, gated entry, hallway; and went down steps to a basement parlor, dining room and small kitchen. There were people there, and a man I thought was a brother (but was a priest, sweater covered his collar) who was instructing them about the end times. I came up to him, and looked to my right and saw Conchita in the little kitchen, at the sink. She turned her head and smiled at me. The next day, a friend whom I visited once a month to help spiritually with her marriage, asked if I could take her and follow a man, friend, to Conchita’s Thursday night “Holy Hour” for priests. I made arrangements at home with my son, and we went for the evening. When I arrived, all was just as I dreamed it, up to Conchita’s smile. Later, we had tea after I helped clean up, and she told me when she got my letter, she had been in bed two weeks, in danger of miscarrying, and then got better. I gave her a little rosary I had made, and in time, she had her first and only son, as I had told her in the letter. This is to show, we are all connected, one in the Body of Christ, the Church.
The people in the picture I drew, were any and all that are at the mercy or benevolence of the societies they live in. Some are cared for, the basics of necessary needs to sustain life and offer assistance and housing for the infirm, elderly or truly poor. Others are ignored, some to death, or “rounded up” as in Nazi Germany, to be “euthanized” or killed. I think of the countries where tribal wars go to such extremes that they try to do away with the whole rival tribe by genocide. I recall such was done to some in Lebanon when I was younger, so that about a quarter I believe, of the population was wiped out during the civil war.
Osama Bin Laden mentioned before is a product of the “Muslim Brotherhood”, as is Al Queda, Hamas, Hezbollah and Muslim Socialism. They are in possibly seventy countries, including America. They are radically driven to create a Muslim Bloc of Eastern nations, and possibly more, as their aim is to make Sharia Law the only law, and Allah the only God. There are no freedoms as we know them, for women, children, or other religions. It also includes stoning to death for adultery and “honor killing” of women and children, severing of limbs and heads for crimes, no acceptance of other religions, leaving their religion, or homosexuals. These are met with death according to their law they wish to impose on all Muslims and infidels; conversion, or death. Their hate is real and they want Israel “gone”, wiped off the face of the earth.
I realized now, that I wrote the scripture passage for Eph. 4:1-6, that there is more to tell about this Catholic Church. We learned when we were younger, that there also is Baptism of Desire and of Blood. This is very well put in Dr. Ludwig Ott’s “Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma” from Tan Books. As the “picture” is obvious as to physical maladies, the soul must also be taken into account. When people ask me about other Christian Faiths, or other religions, I explain it as simply as I can, paraphrasing the book’s explanation. If through no fault of your own, you do not know that the Catholic Church has been One, Holy and Apostolic from the very beginning of Christianity; and you do not have the fullness of Faith (as faith is a gift from God, and one must ask for more faith to grow, as we all have free will) then you are connected to the Church by Baptism of Desire. You must if Jewish, be a good Jew; or of any of the multitude of Protestant faiths, like Lutheran, be a good one, etc. Those who do not know Christ, or the Church, but live according to the Commandments in spirit, are also connected by the “Natural Law”. Those people who are killed or martyred for Christian and Christ-like principals are connected to the Church by Baptism of Blood. I think I have this right; so that anyone who loves God, and lives a good life in spirit and in truth, can be saved and go on to everlasting life with the Lord, from living the faith they have.
Illustration #19: “Soldiers with pointed bayonets pushed them back, until they fell, got up again, twice_ the third time there….”
John. 12:46-48 “I have come a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in the darkness. And if anyone hears my words, and does not keep them, it is not I who judge him; for I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. He who rejects me, and does not accept my words, has one to condemn him. The word that I have spoken will condemn him on the last day.”
2 Cor. 6:4-10 “On the contrary, let us conduct ourselves in all circumstances as God’s ministers, in much patience; in tribulations, in hardships, in distresses; in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults; in labors, in sleepless nights, in fasting; in innocence, in knowledge, in long sufferings; in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in unaffected love; in the word of truth, in the power of God; with the armor of justice on the right hand and on the left; in honor and dishonor, in evil report and good report; as deceivers and yet truthful, as unknown and yet well known, as dying and behold, we live, as chastised but not killed, as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet enriching many, as having nothing yet possessing all things.”
Ephes. 5:1-13 “Be you, therefore, imitators of God, as very dear children and walk in love, as Christ also loved us and delivered himself up for us as an offering and a sacrifice to God to ascend in fragrant odor.
But immorality and every uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as become saints; or obscenity or foolish talk or scurrility, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For know this and understand, that no fornicator, or unclean person, or covetous one (for that is idolatry) has any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one lead you astray with empty words; for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the children of disobedience. Do not then become partakers with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk, then, as children of light (for the fruit of light is in all goodness and justice and truth), testing what is well pleasing to God; and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For of the things that are done by them in secret it is shameful even to speak; but all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light: for all that is made manifest is light.”
Jer. 7:30-31 “The people of Judah have done what is evil in my eyes, says the Lord. They have defiled the house, which bears my name by setting up in it their abominable idols. In the Valley of Ben-Hinnom they have built the high place of Thopeth to immolate in fire their sons and daughters, such a thing as I never commanded or had in mind.”
In 1969, we were on our way to becoming a more adulterous in spirit nation, when the seeming innocence of the 50’s was being lost to more wanton behavior. Those who kept more traditional values and morals were seen to be out of touch with the new ways, which were actually as old as sin itself. As teens in the 50’s, we knew that illicit sex was to be avoided, not only for pregnancies outside of marriage, but also for “pot” or other drugs that led to the hard stuff-heroin. We saw the fruits of both, sometimes in our families or neighborhoods, close enough to learn the lessons they taught, so as not to go there. Human nature being what it is, some went anyway for one reason or another, and had to work their way back to God and family. Many of these went on to counsel and lecture the younger generation as to the consequences of their actions, and give first-hand lessons to the inexperienced and curious teens and others they hoped to bring to safety, sanity and God.
If we saw the worst in the world of lust, greed and drugs, we also saw the best. When I came back to the Church after some months since Christmas of 1968, in August 1969, and became a daily communicant, a bigger world opened up to me. I met people that said the Rosary after daily Mass, and so did I. They told me about, and took me to “Holy Hours” and in 1972, I learned about Our Lady’s coming to Garabandal in Spain. I was happy God remembered us again, since it was a long time from Fatima, and the world was in pretty bad shape-morally and physically; as it appears cracked in half almost, when you see a map of the earthquake faults. The Church was in the throes of experimenting and change in customs and traditions, trying to up-date, so that many went too far, and the Church suffered until Pope John Paul II put an end to it in 1980, I believe.
It seemed there were wars over the years everywhere, in many countries; and the violence was great and the lost lives, many, in the thousands. The women and children, the aged and infirm suffered the most; while people of compassion from many nations, especially America did what they could to bring an end to the violence, rapes and deaths; and bring healing and comfort the best they could with the world’s donated goods.
The scriptures I picked here for this number 19, were to show from God’s point of view how He sees the ungodly, the unjust, the sinful of the world. It is the brute force of the people of power, and the soldiers of armies that cause such pain and injury to God’s lowly, poor and disabled. The “progressives” of the nations, it seems for the past hundred years, have been trying to control the monetary system, commerce, and population growth at the beginning and the end of life, in abortion and legalized euthanasia. Today, most of Europe is under their influence, to “redistribute the wealth” in taking from the rich, and richer nations (America being the worst offenders according to them) and giving to the poor and least fortunate nations. Now, they are starting to collapse, as in Greece, under the “free” entitlements, shorter work weeks, high pensions under unions forcing higher wages and benefits, “free” health care for all, that is bringing about dire consequences over the years. The employers, and the “rich”, are taxed very highly, leading to businesses folding, high unemployment and many addicted to a “nanny state”, where all is provided by the State, Government jobs and union pensions (never equal to the private sector, almost doubled) are bankrupting businesses, people, cities, states, and nations. And this is what the progressives from both main parties want for us here in America? Commentator/host Glenn Beck is telling us all that’s been hidden, as to the progressive/socialist/Marxist ideology and plans for America. They have over years, tried to re-write history, textbooks, for all ages of children to college age; and pushed “social justice” over “equal justice for all”, to turn the reason our country was founded on, with a distorted false view of the Founding Fathers, literally upside-down on its head! Mr. Beck is re-telling our history as it was; with the documents themselves, and old books, from our beginnings; so the people of America awaken, like a “sleeping giant”, as a lady said recently in a town hall forum.
But the worst plight as I write this Pentecost Sunday and after, is the war against the most innocent of human beings: the unborn child, in abortion. I received a card recently that had a sticker on it that read: “WARNING. As long as 3500 babies are being killed daily by abortion, God will not bless our nation.” How much prayer and reparation and penance will it take to prevail against this modern day slaughter of innocents as in the prophet Jeremiah’s day; and the same by Herod when he heard their king and messiah was born, in Bethlehem? I’m afraid the good people of the world are not doing enough, or the evil is so much greater, in the sight of God, Our Father.
What really gets to me, is the question, as excuse, of when does human life begin; or that the smallest child in the womb, fully formed, is not “viable”. I’ve heard it said that it’s unable to “live outside of the womb, on its own”. What does this mean? No baby, any size can live on its own. All babies need care, feeding, nurturing, protection, from birth to two, or three years; so no baby can live “on its own”. And “how do we know it’s human, or a baby, after conception?” It seems to me, if someone plants some seeds for melons, carrots, etc., they expect to get just that, when it pushes through the soil and is nurtured by sun and water and plant food. Most animals, except on rare occasions, have the same species: dogs have puppies, cats have kittens, etc., and they grow to be big dogs and cats. So, if a man plants a seed so to speak, and a woman receives it, conceives it, takes her vitamins and does what her doctor tells her, she expects and gives birth to a child, human; boy or girl or twins, etc. Did she or the father ever doubt they would have a baby, and not a watermelon, kitten or the like? Didn’t we learn this is school, or don’t they teach it anymore?
Doesn’t the “Hippocratic Oath” doctors take when they become doctors still say not to procure an abortion or to participate in one? There is no “right to choose” life or not in the U.S. Constitution. In fact, abortion is prohibited in the “Preamble to the Constitution”; that introduces it and states its reason and purpose, and is every bit a part of the Constitution as the laws and principles in the body of it. In my words as I recall it; we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. We hold these truths for ourselves and our posterity. What is posterity but “all of a person’s descendants; all future generations.” In a word or two; the “unborn child”. How is it our Supreme Court has not stated it as such; since abortion became legal and a woman’s “right to choose” became law? Does this not override our own Constitution’s words and meaning to prevent the denial of life to our “posterity”?!!
I believe God gives life, by letting the body and spirit have a soul that animates it from the beginning, that is supposed to grow and learn and love this God as they would themselves and their neighbors. God will have the Last Word, on the “Day of the Lord” before the end of Time as we know it. Meanwhile, men act as gods, and manipulate life and take it, “for the common good”, such as “over-population”, as if we would live here, forever.
“The third attack came, and a CROSS started to rise up from amidst the lame, sick and poor. This stopped the aggressors, and soon after,”….
1 Thes. 5:14-22 “And we exhort you, brethren , reprove the irregular, comfort the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient towards all men. See that no one renders evil for evil to any man; but always strive after the good towards one another and towards all men.
Rejoice always, Pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus regarding you all. Do not extinguish the Spirit. Do not despise prophesies. But test all things; hold fast that which is good. Keep yourselves from every kind of evil.”
Rom. 8:35-39 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or hunger, or nakedness, or danger, or the sword? Even as it is written, ‘For thy sake we are put to death all the day long. We are regarded as sheep for the slaughter’. But in all these things we overcome because of him who has loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Matt. 16:24-27 “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For he who would save his life will lose it; but he who loses his life for my sake will find it. For what does it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, but suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of the Father, and then he will render to everyone according to his conduct’.”
Luke 12:43-46; 48b “Blessed is that servant whom his master, when he comes, shall find so doing. Truly I say to you, he will set him over all his goods. But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master delays his coming’, and begins to beat the menservants and the maids, and to eat and drink, and to get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day he does not expect, and in an hour he does not know, and will cut him asunder and make him share the lot of the unfaithful.
But of everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and of him to whom they have entrusted much, they will demand more.”
I did not have to know too much about politics and the ecclesiastical world, to see that faithful people as shown here, had God on their side, and many good people must be praying and making sacrifices to amend for evil and sins in the world. That must have been why the glowing Cross of Jesus Christ Crucified began to rise up from their midst. The soldiers, must represent the antichrist people of the world; even amongst those who profess to know Him but change the meaning of His Words and the Gospel to suit themselves. This even among the Catholic clergy, as some preach a social-justice gospel, or some other doctrine that is not in the Scriptures.
In time I learned that the Apostles and the Catholic founders, as in St. Paul especially, wrote many things down that they used to preach and spread the Gospel. And, in the early 300’s A.D., the Emperor Constantine had all the books compiled into one book, as the world at that time was 90% Christian. The One, Holy, Catholic (universal) and Apostolic (from the time of the First Apostles) under the Chair of St. Peter, the successive Popes, wrote the New Testament with the Old Testament as the Bible we know of today. I am not sure as to times and eras, but I believe the Council of Trent put things in order for the Sacred Scriptures that stemmed from Apostolic times. The Church is the guardian and the interpreter from ancient times and the first Apostles and their immediate disciples, the Holy Fathers and apologists from the earliest Tradition of the Holy Church.
Many have abused and abased the Holy Scripture, especially modern scientists that ridicule and reduce to reason or myths what they contain, and cause many to fall away from the truth and the Faith as handed down to us. I took the passages from the “New American Catholic Edition of The Holy Bible” printed by Benziger Brothers, Inc., in New York, with the June 8, 1961 Imprimatur of Francis Cardinal Spellman. After Vatican II, there were a number of new bibles made, Catholic and Protestant, but I still like the way the aforementioned reads.
Modern progressive people, forming a nucleus of those who want to treat most like children or worse, and tell us how to live, by what rules of “governance”, so that as in ancient Rome, they will rule an empire of nations. They will make global rules such as “global warming” and “Carbon Credits” pushing “green laws”, so as to “redistribute the wealth” globally, with America as the worst offender and biggest payer. If this has been going so well, and China with all its human rights violations and responsibility for the blood of millions, is looked to as the ideal; then why are the nations and the global economy starting to crash with a forthcoming domino effect? Why is President Obama trying to establish the same “transformation of government” in our country? Seems there’s an elite club that wants to sit at the top of the world, as it collapses; and put new Fascist and Communist “governance” in the void, leaving the “feeling” or “trappings of the old government” in place under a new “world order” and rule.
It seems they would play God and do not believe He is still in charge; and the “Day of the Lord” and the end times are fast approaching. Only God knows the day and the hour. Conchita from Garabandal and New York knows the date of the last Great Miracle aside from that.
If people followed the Christian principles as in the passages I picked, there would still be time to amend our lives, even of the ungodly and unfaithful ones, in the churches, and in the world. We still have the effects of the recent earthquakes, and the things that have led to the worst oil-rig disaster in modern history, this Memorial Day. The oil-rig explosion could be because of greed, indifference to safety, speed to get it done and ignoring safety regulations, and regulatory people ignoring their jobs or worse. After the initial catastrophe, I did not see any effort to try to help the Gulf Coast states stop the oil from reaching the coasts with action; aside from studies and “who’s in charge” to go forward now, and not wait for the “B.P. Oil Co.” to be responsible for the disaster and the clean up. Why have we rejected all offers of help from here and other countries, from the earliest days not only to cap the well, but to stop the oil from reaching our shores? Doesn’t government and the Oil Co. have to work together to get the job done, and play the blame game and who is to pick up the tab, later? All this; with Iran close to a nuclear bomb, North Korea sinking a South Korean ship, the pain of the people affected by the earthquakes; and the “hurricane season” now upon us. God help us!