"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Saturday, April 14, 2018

FR. CAMPBELL, “The Victory that Overcomes the World” (1Jn.5:4)

“The Victory that Overcomes the World” (1Jn.5:4)


With Mary, the Holy Mother of God, with the Apostles, with Mary Magdalene and the holy women who came to the empty tomb, we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. With Thomas, who once doubted, we make our profession of faith, “My Lord and my God!” St. John assures us in his first Epistle: 


“All that is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith. Who is there that overcomes the world if not he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God… He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony of God in himself” (1Jn.5:4,5,10).  

But it is with great sadness that we witness the lack of faith of the present generation. Those who do not know God dare to blaspheme His Divine Son, Jesus Christ, and to shamelessly insult and blaspheme the Holy and Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of God. 

Blasphemy – among the greatest of sins, a crime punishable by death in the Old Testament, as we read in the Book of Leviticus:

“Tell the Israelites: Anyone who curses his God shall bear the penalty of his sin; whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall be put to death. The whole community shall stone him; alien and native alike must be put to death for blaspheming the Lord’s name” (Lev.24:15,16).

God revealed His Holy Name to Moses on Mount Sinai when He said to him:

“This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you” (Ex.3:14).

Our Lord took to Himself the holy Name, I AM, to which He had a right, being the only-begotten Son of God. Falsely accusing Our Lord of blasphemy, the Jews took up stones to cast at Him when He said to them:

“‘Abraham your father rejoiced that he was to see my day. He saw it and was glad.’ The Jews therefore said to him, ‘Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I am.’ They therefore took up stones to cast at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out from the temple” (Jn.8:56-59).

What will become of those who refuse to believe in Jesus Christ? They will believe instead in this world, and they will be deceived by the Antichrist, of whom St. Paul speaks:

“And his coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all wicked deception to those who are perishing. For they have not received the love of truth that they might be saved. Therefore God sends them a misleading influence, that all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have preferred wickedness” (2Thess.2:9-12).

St. Paul speaks clearly. If we don’t believe in Jesus Christ, who is the Truth, we will be deceived by the devil. If we don’t choose to follow our Good Shepherd along the road that leads to eternal life, we will be led by the Exterminator into the blazing furnaces of Hell for all eternity, from which there can be no escape.

St. Paul speaks of them in his letter to the Philippians:

“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” (Phil.3:18,19).

Godless and Masonic forces now control of our governments, our education, our entertainment, the news media, and the world religions. There is a deliberate attempt to mislead, corrupt and destroy civilization itself, before their New World Order can begin. Their motto is Ordo ab Chao, Order out of Chaos. And the Apocalypse tells us that they are led by the devil:

“And they had over them a king, the angel of the abyss; his name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in the Greek Apollyon; in Latin he has the name Exterminans” (Apoc.9:11).

But the angels are already pouring out the bowls of God’s wrath upon the nations. And we must join the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Michael the Archangel, and all the hosts of Heaven in the great battle spoken of in the book of the Apocalypse:

“And there was a battle in heaven; Michael and his angels battled with the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels. And they did not prevail, neither was their place found any more in heaven. And that great dragon was cast down, the ancient serpent, he who is called the devil and Satan, who leads astray the whole world; and he was cast down to the earth and with him his angels were cast down” (Apoc.12:7-9).

Our weapons are the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the only weapons that can defeat them, because the Gospel is truth, whereas the enemies of Christ and His Church are liars. They can never defeat us or take away the gift of eternal life that we have gained through our faith in Christ. But we can now no longer go on living as if sin were an option, and that we can live like the corrupt world which is rushing towards its destruction in the fiery pit of Hell. St. Paul gives us a message and a warning:

“Indeed it is just on the part of God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give you who are afflicted rest with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus who will come from heaven with the angels of his power, in flaming fire, to inflict punishment on those who do not know God, and who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These will be punished with eternal ruin, away from the face of the Lord and the glory of his power, when on that day he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at in all those who have believed” (2Thess.1:6-10a).