Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Coming Persecution

The following is an excerpt from the blog of Mark Mallet. This deserves to be read in its entirety here.

I have said at other times that I believe the world who knows not God, chomps at the bit to persecute those who do. We MUST be willing to give our lives as the early Christians did. This is not about raising calls of panic, it is about the salvation of souls. Do you not hear the cry to persecute those who believe in the absolute Truth of the gospel? These truths that are held in the fullest in the only church on earth founded by Jesus Himself - the Holy Catholic Church.


"Errant theologians have watered this down. Misguided clergy have failed to preach it. Modernist philosophies have replaced it. This is why the Sacrifice of the Mass has been reduced to a "community celebration." Why the word "sin" is rarely used. Why confessionals have cobwebs. They are wrong! The Gospel, the message of Jesus, is that Salvation comes through repentance, and repentance means turning from sin and following in the bloody footsteps or our Master, to the Cross, through the Tomb, and toward an everlasting Resurrection! Beware of those wolves in sheep’s clothing who preach a different Gospel than the one Christ has given us. Beware of those false prophets who try to douse the flames of Hell, and attempt to line the Way of the Cross with daisies and padded cushions. Stay away from those who remake the narrow road to Heaven into a superhighway, paved with the comforts of this world."

"The engagement ring of the Bride of Christ in this life is suffering. But the wedding ring in the next is eternal joy in the Kingdom of God, given to those Blessed who endured persecution (Matt 5:10-12). Pray, then, brothers and sisters, for the grace of final perseverance."

Those who are like Me in the pain and contempt they suffer will be like me also in glory. And those who resemble Me less in pain and contempt will also bear less resemblance to Me in glory. —Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary, n. 446

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