Monday, January 30, 2006

A form of blasphemy

Virtually all of the great pagan juridical systems of the past admitted the fact of wrong-doing and their various legal systems prescribed punishment for it. It is only in our day that there has spread such a widespread denial of the reality of sin and moral laws. In the words of Fr. Albert J. Hebert, S.M. "This makes God appear as the Creator of evil, and God hates this blasphemy, pride, and hypocrisy on the part of His creature man."

It was the prophet Isaiah who, inspired by the Holy Spirit, wrote these words: "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who change darkness into light, and light into darkness, who change bitter into sweet, and sweet into bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20). And yet, this is precisely what "modern man" has set out to do. In his satanic rage against God and His Commandments, in his desire to build a new Tower of Babel to challenge his Creator, "modern man" calls good evil and evil good:

The most murderous of all crimes, abortion - the killing of innocent children within the womb (and even as they are being delivered as in so-called "partial-birth abortion") continues unabated. And as we continue to count the millions of innocent victims who are slaughtered for the sake of pleasure and convenience, we draw closer to a chastisement.

Those who remain faithful to the Lord Jesus and who continue to preach against sin and its consequences can expect to be laughed at, ridiculed, persecuted - and the time is almost upon us - to be put to death for witnessing to the reality of sin and the need for repentance. We read in Mark 8:34-38:

"And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, 'If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it: and whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? For what can a man give in return for his life? For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed, when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."

How about you dear reader? Are you ashamed of Jesus? Are you ashamed of the Gospel? Will you compromise with the Evil One and call good evil and evil good? Will you refer to abortion as "choice" and condemn faithful Christians who take a stand against sodomy as "homophobic"?

Will you follow the Lord Jesus or your own lusts? The choice is entirely yours. You have free will after all. But your choice will have consequences. Consequences for both yourself and society.

Choose wisely.



Marie Cecile said...

I most definitely choose God, as He is all that is good. Where as evil is all that is vile. Thinking about this the word evil rearranged also spells vile. No good can come from that source but a dead soul.
Where our consciences in the state of sin deceive those who believe they are doing good all the while knowing what they are doing is wrong.

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of people in the Church forget that we must have a correctly formed conscience. Many of these seem to think that the conscience is always infallible. But a conscience which is not correctly formed can err.

We need to listen to the Church's Magisterium as we form our consciences.

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