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Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy; deliver me from the unjust and deceitful man.

—Psalm 43(42):1

 

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The Illusion | The Pursuit of Happiness | Diversity | In God We Trust? | Holiness is a Personal Struggle

  
WE LIVE under the illusion that the United States is a Christian—indeed, a Protestant [1]—country, but when you look closely at the U.S. Declaration of Independence you can see that it’s really based in deism, not Christianity. Many of our political forefathers, especially Washington, Franklin, Hancock, Livingston, and Randolph, were Freemasons,[2] and, according to their anti-Christian [3] ideals, their “God” was “Nature’s God” [4] who made the clockworks of the world and then stepped back to let us govern it all with scientific reason. 

Taken together, the Declaration of Independence, based on a “pursuit of happiness,” and the Constitution, part of whose purpose is to “promote the general welfare,” [5a] have no concern for morality, let alone Christian morality, except in so far as morality can be temporarily useful to “insure domestic tranquility.” [5b]

Still, up until the last couple of decades, many of the individuals in this country have called themselves Christian, and Christian values have helped to shape and protect this country.

 
The Pursuit of Happiness

Up until now, the pursuit of happiness has been weighed against the social danger it poses, and, until now, social danger has been defined primarily in Christian moral terms. But as this country becomes more and more diverse and the general welfare becomes less and less Christian, morality will become more and more relative, and self-indulgent “happiness” will take on more and more weight in the determination of what can be socially approved.

  

“What’s wrong with public nudity? What’s wrong with legalizing marijuana and other drugs? What’s wrong with anyone marrying anyone he/she/it wants to marry? What’s wrong with polygamy? What’s wrong with pedophilia? What’s wrong with having sex in public? Dogs do it. Why can’t we do it? What rational reason is there to deny us our rights?”

Well, once divine law has been thrown into the gutter, anything goes.

  

We have already crossed the border of public immodesty, sexual promiscuity, cohabitation, divorce, adultery, and abortion, and now we are finding that the “happiness value” of activities such as genetic engineering, homosexual “marriage,” sexually explicit television shows, public nudity, recreational drug use, bodily disfigurement, euthanasia, infanticide, and blood lust in sports make their demands for general social acceptance and legal protection.

 
Diversity

Because of their roots in deism and Protestantism, most people in the United States have not lived holy lifestyles protected by their love for God; instead, they have lived worldly lifestyles, and they have depended on civil law to protect any moral values in society. But now that American ideology is inclining toward atheism and Satanism, the political rallying cry is “Diversity!”

The ideology of diversity, therefore, makes it apparent today that the advocacy of human “rights” is not only indifferent to the preservation of Christian moral values, but that it is working actively to crush them. “Diversity” should include you, but it doesn’t. “Diversity” does not include Christian values.

And so, even though “we the people” of the United States have benefited from Christian values for most of our history, we should brace ourselves for the impending day when this country, because of its overwhelming contempt of anything divine, loses the graces of divine protection it has long enjoyed.

  

He proposed another parable to them. “The Kingdom of Heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat, and then went off. When the crop grew and bore fruit, the weeds appeared as well. The servants of the householder came to him and said, ‘Master, did you not sow good seed in your field? Where have the weeds come from?’ He answered, ‘An enemy has done this.’ His servants said to him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ He replied, ‘No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest; then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters, “First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

  

—Matthew 13:24-30

 
In God We Trust?

“Wait a minute,” you say, “the motto of this country is In God We Trust. America is a spiritual country.”

Well, we can wonder about that. How can the pursuit of “happiness”—with its narcissistic hunger for revenge, angry and hateful protest, political hostility and sniping, sexual perversion, abortion, drugs, violent video games, competitive sports, erotic entertainment, social rudeness, subversive music, tattoos, junk food, and contempt of the holy—be spiritual?
 

The United States
Armed Forces
“In 0bama we Trust”
Proudly defending homosexua1ity from the threat of Christian virtue.

 
I predict that in the not-too-distant future the courts may rule that “In God We Trust” must be purged from all our money. If the politicians of diversity finally do that, what will this produce? Nothing but more and more weeds for the fire.

 
Holiness is a Personal Struggle

But the truth is, none of this really affects the Church, because real Christianity is not a political system. Christ warned us over and over that His true followers would be hated by the world because of Him. He warned us that true faith necessitates a complete break with the apostasy and immorality of popular culture. True faith requires personal witness, not political arguing and protest.

  

So I declare and testify in the Lord that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds; darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance, because of their hardness of heart, they have become callous and have handed themselves over to licentiousness for the practice of every kind of impurity to excess.

  

—Ephesians 4:17-19

Sadly, many souls will be lost because of a confused belief that sin can be legalized, and the burden will be on bishops and priests to preach the truth about Christian identity, on parents to raise their children in the true faith through education and heartfelt example, and on those who call themselves Christian to live the truth and witness it in society.

  

Imagine if all the Catholics in the world refused to subscribe to cable TV, refused to buy newspapers and magazines, and refused to attend movies and competitive sporting events. The message would be clear: Catholic money has a voice. But right now, Catholic money is no better than the mud it wallows in.

  

We’re in the mess we’re in now because Christians have been lazy and complacent and have taken the Faith for granted, relying on politics rather than on God to protect them.

 

 

It’s worth repeating: The struggle for holiness is a profound personal struggle. There is no other path to the Kingdom of Heaven. It is not for the faint-hearted or the complacent.

So why get upset that most of the people in the world have no concept of morality when most of the people in the Catholic Church today do not live the faith from their hearts in every moment but look upon Catholicism mainly as a social identity and have little concept of the real meaning of Christianity?

Therefore it all comes down to one thing: Jesus I trust in you! regardless of what the world around you does.

  

Let the wicked continue in their wicked ways, the depraved in their depravity! The virtuous must live on in their virtue and the holy ones in their holiness!
    “Remember, I am coming soon! I bring with me the reward that will be given to each man as his conduct deserves. . . . [T]hey who wash their robes have free access to the tree of life and enter the city through its gates! Outside are the dogs and sorcerers, the fornicators and murderers, the idol-worshipers and all who love falsehood”

  

—Revelation 22:11–15

 

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Notes.

1. During WW2, President Roosevelt privately said to Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr., and a Catholic appointee, Leo Crowley, “You know this is a Protestant country, and the Catholics and Jews are here under sufferance.” See The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler’s Germany 1941-1945 (Simon & Schuster) by Michael Beschloss. An excerpt can be found at “FDR’s Auschwitz Secret,” by Michael Beschloss, Newsweek, October 14, 2002.

2. What is the Catholic Church’s teaching about Freemasonry? See Catholicism vs. Freemasonry—Irreconcilable Forever by Rev. Robert I. Bradley, S.J.

3. Masons often claim that they are not anti-Christian, but this is just a lie, carefully crafted to deceive the general public, so as to shield themselves from the dark mysteries they practice in secret. Far from being based in the true Mystery of Christ’s Body and Blood, their mysteries are based in the cabala (also called kabbala), an occult Jewish philosophy. Occultism functions on the premise that what you know will give you power to control affairs of the world; it rejects all faith in Jesus the Christ (Christ means “the Anointed,” that is, the Messiah) who will lead us to God the Father if we live our lives so as to reject sin and to bear fruit according to His commandments of love. So how can the denial of Jesus as the Christ—whether in principle or in secret mockery—not be anti-Christian?

4. “When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (The beginning of the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, July 4, 1776)
     Keep in mind that Christianity has nothing to do with “happiness.” The word happiness derives from the word hap, which means “chance,” so happiness means “good fortune” or “good luck.” But nothing in God’s creation occurs by chance; everything is in accord with God’s will. Therefore, Christianity is all about total dependence on God.

5a,b. “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” (The Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America)

 

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