"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, November 21, 2015

Fr. Campbell, "“And He will send forth His angels” (Mt.24:31)"

Fr. Campbell, "“And He will send forth His angels” (Mt.24:31)"

“And he will send forth his angels with a trumpet and a great sound, and they will gather His elect (chosen) from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other” (Mt.24:31).

God chooses carefully those who will be with Him in Heaven for all eternity. Because our eternal destiny depends on how carefully we prepare for it in this world, St. Paul says, “…work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Phil.2:12). 

The first step on the road to Heaven is to believe in Jesus Christ, and respond to His invitation:

“Yet a little while the light is among you. Walk while you have the light, that darkness may not overtake you. He who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light” (Jn.12:35-36).

Our Lord predicted a terrible end for the unbelieving Pharisees:

“Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am he (the Messiah), you will die in your sin” (Jn.8:24).

Those who believe must then be baptized, for without Baptism you cannot live in the spiritual realm, and you will never breathe the air of Heaven. You must obey the Holy Commandments of God, and become an obedient member of His Church. You must shun the company of evildoers. Otherwise, you will be led into sin. You can’t dress like them, you can’t speak like them, you can’t do what they do. But if you keep bad company, you will do what they do, you will speak like they speak, and think as they think. Again, St. Paul’s advice: 

“But immorality and every uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as becomes 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… and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness… (Eph.5:3-7;11).

Having heard Our Lord and St. Paul, lets now hear from Francis Bergoglio, whose doctrine is in direct opposition to theirs. In his homily on November 5, Francis says Christians must be inclusive, not exclusive: 

“The Christian includes, he does not close the door to anyone… He who excludes, because he believes himself to be better, generates conflicts and divisions… Let us ask the grace of being men and women who always include, always, always!… the attitude of Jesus is to include… God has included us all in salvation, all!... We… all have this attitude of excluding… which, as I said, can end in wars.”

That little phrase about ending “in wars” reveals the mind of Francis Bergoglio. The Catholic Church insists on the truth of its teachings, so it is “exclusive”. We must forget our differences so we can be “inclusive”. What we need is One World Religion. Then there will be no “conflicts and divisions”, and no wars.

The first thing Francis wants us to give up is TRUTH. If the Catholic Church insists on its uniqueness as a religion, and the absolute integrity of its doctrine, it “can end in wars.” This, of course, does not apply to the Novus Ordo church, which is “inclusive”. It has abandoned truth to please the world. But is Francis inclusive “always, always”? Only when it pleases him! He excludes Traditionalists with angry words, and threatens to excommunicate them. With us he is NOT “inclusive”.

Now we exclude others not because we think we are better than they are. But we must do better than they do if we want to save our souls. I’m sure you wouldn’t think of inviting crooks and perverts to dinner, where they have free access to the children. But you invite into your living room the liars and predators who inhabit TV land, and the world of the Internet. Unless God has blessed you with great spiritual discernment, it becomes your world, a false world in which you will become ensnared in the lies and schemes of the devil. Satan is determined to destroy the True Catholic Church and its teachings, and his agents have been at work doing this for centuries. The vicious and bloodthirsty predators who control the media are the devil’s agents, and most of the entertainment they force feed us is becoming increasingly corrupt and corrupting. Even most children’s programming is loaded with false and worldly ideas disguised to look cute and innocent, but which lead the children into darkness. Indeed, the most dangerous place for the children is seated in front of the TV, or browsing on the Internet or their Smartphone. The devil, whom Jesus called the Prince of this world (Jn.8:30), rules the media.

Despite what Francis says about being “inclusive”, God does not include everyone. In the beginning God destroyed the earth by the Great Flood, and only Noah and his wife, and his three sons and their wives were saved. The rest were all swept away in the Flood (Mt.24:38,39).

After God brought His chosen people out of Egypt, they wandered in the desert for forty years. And with few exceptions, not including even Moses, only those who were born in the desert were allowed to enter the Promised Land.

And at the end of the world the wicked will be excluded from Heaven:

“And there shall not enter into it anything defiled, nor he who practices abomination and falsehood, but those only who are written in the book of life of the Lamb” (Apoc.21:27).

Of those who are obedient to God and His holy Commandments, Our Lord says:

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To him who thirsts I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely. He who overcomes shall possess these things, and I will be his God, and he shall be my son” (Apoc.21:6b,7).