So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Hellbound

Given the videos released thus far by the Center for Medical Progress, can we now say that cutting up aborted babies to sell their organs for profit is the kind of behaviour that will most likely land a person in hell?

Just askin'.

Video number #5:
Hell—it's worse than you can imagine.

All the shocking images of hell, printed, painted, described, etc., pale in comparison to the reality of hell. Traditional depictions are signposts on the highway to hell pointing out the dangers of the road ahead.

We have seen hell in the cruel behaviour of those Planned Parenthood staffers playing with the dismembered bodies of unborn children in the CMP videos [click HERE: warning—very disturbing images].

Dante Alighieri does a fine job of describing the agonies of hell in his Inferno from The Divine Comedy. In truth, hell is worse than anyone can imagine. It's the scariest state. Should one fear hell? What sane person wouldn't? A Christian's fear of hell is tempered by faith in God, the Lord God Who is his or her refuge. Perfect love casts out all fear.

Set in your ways?

It's unlikely that talk of hell nor any argument regarding the humanness of the unborn child will provoke any of Moloch's minions to find their consciences and impel them to cease their horrific Mengelean activities. If they did believe in hell, perhaps they might never have agreed to farm unborn children and harvest their organs for profit in the first place.
1035 The teaching of the Church affirms the existence of hell and its eternity. Immediately after death the souls of those who die in a state of mortal sin descend into hell, where they suffer the punishments of hell, "eternal fire." The chief punishment of hell is eternal separation from God, in whom alone man can possess the life and happiness for which he was created and for which he longs.—CCC, IV Hell.
Hell is routinely explained away by many so-called Christians as irrelevant doctrine, a concept used to guilt trip people into accepting Christianity. The topic of hell is rarely a subject with which one should lead in a discussion. Nevertheless, a responsible doctor (of the soul) knows that he or she must inform the patient that his or her behaviour is putting their (eternal) health and well being at risk. The truth may, out of necessity (e.g., due to patient denial) be delivered bluntly in order to convince the patient that unless change is embraced, death is imminent. Enlisting a patient's cooperation can be as challenging for a doctor as enlisting a student's cooperation in his or her education is for a teacher.

The Parish of St. Milquetoast

When is the last time you heard a sermon or homily on hell? Are Christian pastors afraid of making people feel uncomfortable? Are pastors afraid they will lose their cash cow if they teach what Christ taught? Is it any wonder, given the lack of formation, that so many laissez faire Christians advocate for and/or participate in the abortion industry? Deprived of a moral compass, so-called Christians drift into the shadows and become the thing—Lilith, the demon—that no one who loves children and thrills to new life growing in a mother's womb should ever consider giving license to wander about in society.
Wildcats shall meet with hyenas, goat-demons shall call to each other; there too Lilith shall repose, and find a place to rest.—Isaiah 34:14
How many parishes and Catholic schools are dwelling places of demons because a pastor or chaplain has not addressed a fundamental issue of our time, i.e., the definition of human life? How many souls are being lost to the culture of death because no prayers are said during the Mass for the protection of life from conception to natural death?
Bishop James D. Conley (Diocese of Lincoln)
“[U]ntil this week, I have never really grasped the degree to which people in the abortion industry are enslaved, corrupted, and abused by the culture of death. In the debate over Planned Parenthood’s legal compliance, and in the quibbling over the methods of the Center for Medical Progress, the people performing abortions should not be forgotten.
“Anyone who can casually discuss tearing children to shreds while having lunch and a good cabernet is a victim of the father of lies. Anyone who thinks that divvying up murdered bodies does “a little bit of extra good” is a captive subject of the dictatorship of relativism. This video reminds me that anyone who traffics in abortion loses a vital and beautiful spark of humanity. Evil coarsens us and deadens us—robs us of the freedom life offers."
Let us pray for those who promote and support the abortion industry. Let us pray that they might experience conversion. Let us pray that they might know mercy and freedom. Let us pray that through Jesus Christ, who came to the world as an unborn child, every abortionist might rediscover the dignity, the joy, and the beauty of humanity.” 
Love of Jesus Christ and His Church necessarily precludes support for abortion. Love of God and neighbour precludes participation in an abortion. A love of Jesus and His Church requires that we pray for those lost souls who, as Bishop Conley states, need to "rediscover the dignity, the joy, and the beauty of humanity."

If we do not pray for the conversion of those who promote and support the abortion industry, what will we say to our Master in the hour of judgement when we face the consequences of our actions or inaction?
October of 1936, Saint Maria Faustyna Kowalska tells of a vision of hell:
“Today I was led by an Angel to the chasms of hell. It is a place of great torture; how awesomely large and extensive it is! The kinds of tortures I saw: the first torture that constitutes hell is the loss of God; the second is perpetual remorse of conscience; the third is that one’s condition will never change; the fourth is the fire that will penetrate the soul without destroying it - a terrible suffering, since it is a purely spiritual fire, lit by God’s anger; the fifth torture is continual darkness [...], and, despite the darkness, the devils and the souls of the damned see each other and all the evil, both of others and their own; the sixth torture is the constant company of Satan; the seventh torture is horrible despair, hatred of God, vile words, curses and blasphemies.
“These are the tortures suffered by all the damned together, but that is not the end of their sufferings. There are special tortures destined for particular souls. These are the torments of the senses. Each soul undergoes terrible and indescribable sufferings, related to the manner in which it has sinned. There are caverns and pits of torture where one form of agony differs from another. I would have died at the very sight of these tortures if the omnipotence of God had not supported me. Let the sinner know that he will be tortured throughout all eternity, in those senses which he made use of to sin. I am writing this at the command of God, so that no soul may find an excuse by saying there is no hell, or that nobody has ever been there, and so no one can say what it is like.
“I, Sister Faustina, by the order of God, have visited the abysses of hell so that I might tell souls about it and testify to its existence. I cannot speak about it now; but I have received a command from God to leave it in writing. [...] What I have written is but a pale shadow of the things I saw. But I noticed one thing: that most of the souls there are those who disbelieved that there is a hell. [...] How terribly souls suffer there! Consequently, I pray even more fervently for the conversion of sinners. I incessantly plead God’s mercy upon them. [...]” (Diary of St. Faustina, 741)
Woeful Ignorance

Despite any attempts to engage reason, most abortionists and their supporters will continue to bind themselves to dehumanizing language to obfuscate the reality of the humanness of the unborn child, in effect deluding themselves into believing that what they are doing is good for mothers and society. The souls of the countless millions of unborn babies sacrificed to the gods of hedonism and lust (Asmodeus), greed and profit (Mammon) will, when met at the moment of judgement in the afterlife, have a drastically different view of abortion than that of the abortionists' themselves.

We can only pray that at some point in this life every abortionist, abortion clinic worker and abortion lobbyist may look themselves in the mirror and recall the horror faced by each one of their victims deprived of life, of a future. We can pray and gently but unceasingly lobby abortionists so that they will see their actions for what they are. We can pray that they will see their victims for who and what they truly are.

The Gift of Fortitude

Even if we are met with condescensions and derision for reminding people that our actions have (eternal) consequences, let us pray with confident determination that those employed in the abortion (genocide-for-profit) industry may, like Abbey Johnson and many others, come their senses and abandon the abortion industry before it's too late.

Hell teaching: 
Holy Gospel
St. Luke 16:19-31
“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was being tormented, he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side. He called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am in agony in these flames.’ But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that during your lifetime you received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in agony. Besides all this, between you and us a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who might want to pass from here to you cannot do so, and no one can cross from there to us.’ He said, ‘Then, father, I beg you to send him to my father’s house—for I have five brothers—that he may warn them, so that they will not also come into this place of torment.’ Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’ He said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
St. Matthew 13:40-43
Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!
St. Matthew 25:41–43
Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
IV. Hell
1033 We cannot be united with God unless we freely choose to love him. But we cannot love God if we sin gravely against him, against our neighbor or against ourselves: "He who does not love remains in death. Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him." Our Lord warns us that we shall be separated from him if we fail to meet the serious needs of the poor and the little ones who are his brethren. To die in mortal sin without repenting and accepting God's merciful love means remaining separated from him for ever by our own free choice. This state of definitive self-exclusion from communion with God and the blessed is called "hell."

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