Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Secular Messiah? - Part II.

Many of us have serious and legitimate concerns regarding attempts to portray Senator Barack Obama as some sort of secular Messiah (read here). Liberal pundits in the mainstream media, whose knowledge of Sacred Scripture is usually superficial at best, will no doubt dismiss our concerns as coming from uneducated "fundamentalists" who dress in military khaki and who spend most of the day in a dark basement loading ammunition with one hand while holding a Bible in the other.

But the Church warns against any form of secular messianism: "The Antichrist's deception already begins to take shape in the world every time the claim is made to realize within history that messianic hope which can only be realized beyond history through the eschatalogical judgment. The Church has rejected even modified forms of this falsification of the kingdom to come under the name of millenarianism, especially the 'intrinsically perverse' political form of a secular messianism." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 676).

Our Lord Jesus has told us that many would come as "false christs" so as to deceive. These are forerunners to the Antichrist: "Then if anyone says to you: 'Behold, here is the Christ!' or, 'Here!' do not believe. For false christs and false prophets will arise, and they will give great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if it were possible, even the elect." (Matthew 24: 23,24).

Hermann Rauschning, who eventually defected from the Nazi Party, recalled a conversation in which Hitler told Bernhard Forster, Nietzsche's brother-in-law, that he: "..would not reveal his unique mission until later. He permitted glimpses of it only to a few. When the time came, however, Hitler would bring the world a new religion...The blessed consciousness of eternal life in union with the great universal life, and in membership with of an immortal people - that was the message he would impart to the world when the time came..."

Likewise, Senator Obama has asserted that he is "king of the world" and that he will "change the world." Indeed, he has claimed that: "This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." But it would appear that even his running mate, Senator Joseph Biden, is concerned that "America's enemies will test Obama." Read here.
The votive candle depicting Senator Obama shown above was photographed in San Francisco.


Anonymous said...

America is in crisis. We need to offer Holy Hours of reparation and Adoration and to pray the rosary for protection. The dark clouds on the horizon are getting ever closer. Soon, everything will be submerged in darkness. Rely on Jesus and Mary. Remain loyal to the Holy Father and the Magisterium. We need to pray like never before. The evil spirits will be everywhere. Make your home an ark.

Anonymous said...

There is a demonic quality to the Obama campaign. Pray pray pray!

Anonymous said...

Can anyone remember a candidate for president being referred to as "Messiah" in the past or having his image placed on a votive candle?

Or how about that Obama political pin which says "Obey"?

What is really strange is the fact that so many Catholic bloggers don't seem troubled at all about this.

Anonymous said...

Michael Brown has an article today at Spirit Daily which is connected with this discussion. It is here:

I agree with you and Michael Brown Paul. Things are escalating now. You can feel it. Something ominous approaching.

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