Did the Bible warn us ?…What about our Non -Atheistic Institutions ?
As events unfold in the Middle East, many are wondering if this is “Armageddon”, the End of the World etc.
Was it prophesized…? so where are the details and the warnings ? How come the clergy aren’t mentioning this, and perhaps directing their sermons toward this ? All fair questions.
I recall watched ” The Exorcist” and “The Omen” movies in the 1970’s. All this discussion of “demonic possession” and the Book Of Revelations forewarning off the Anti -Christ. Always subject to interpretation, but it sure encourage you to read.
My own path to epiphany is unique to me..just as it would be unique for you. Something takes you out of your existing beliefs?..trance?…Comfort Zone?…and as one person said ” Once You KNOW…you can never UN-Know”.
I will post a fascinating link to Martin Luther(founder of Lutheran Church) later, who during his rebellion with the Catholic Church , had decided to do some research. He actually read and translated ” The Talmud” . Suffice it to say, he was very shocked with what he uncovered..
Depending on your faith group…most do not delve deeply into the Bible ie not every bit is brought forward to Sunday services. That puts the onus on each individual to read and research the various writings and their interpretations. ” Seek and Ye shall find ” (See Part 2)
In addition….there is another facet many are not aware. There used to be a lot more ” Fire and Brimstone” in Faith Groups…there was actually a Catholic Priest , Father Coughlin…with a popular radio show in the 1930’s.
Father Charles Edward Coughlin
Father Charles Edward Coughlin (October 25, 1891 – October 27, 1979) was a controversial Roman Catholic priest at Royal Oak, Michigan‘s National Shrine of the Little Flower church. He was one of the first political leaders to use radio to reach a mass audience, as possibly thirty million listeners tuned to his weekly broadcasts during the 1930s. Early in his career Coughlin was a vocal supporter of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his early New Deal proposals, before later becoming a harsh critic of Roosevelt as too friendly to bankers. In 1934 he announced a new political organization called the National Union for Social Justice. He wrote a platform calling for monetary reforms, the nationalization of major industries and railroads, and protection of the rights of labor. The membership ran into the millions, resembling the Populist movement of the 1890s.
After hinting at attacks on Jewish bankers, Coughlin began to use his radio program to issue antisemitic commentary, and later to support at least some of the policies of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The broadcasts have been called “a variation of the Fascist agenda applied to American culture”. His chief topics were political and economic rather than religious, with his slogan being Social Justice, first with, and later against, the New Deal. Many American bishops as well as the Vatican wanted him silenced, but it was the Roosevelt administration that finally forced the cancellation of his radio program and forbade the dissemination through the post of his newspaper, Social Justice.
It is quite clear that certain toes are not to be stepped on…..though ironically, nowadays, Christian bashing is about the only bashing that is permitted, if not also socially acceptable.
Roosevelt, FYI, is an amended Jewish name, and FDR was a communist , his administration was full of Communists, so one can see why he wanted to shut Father Coughlin up . If he wasn’t a well- known priest..Fr. Coughlin probably would have been assassinated.
The Gov’t and its masters have infiltrated the various religions, at least via “fiscal control” which can be the best form of censorship. Churches usually get various tax -exempt status, which is approved by the given Gov’t if certain criteria are followed. Thus, if you cross a certain line…Gov’t may remove this status, which would reek havoc on many religious groups. Thus the ” invisible leash” on “Freedom of Religion”.
In addition..and back to the infiltration of many faith groups…they have bought into the Judeo – Christian myth. I repeat Myth….reading the FACTS show they are as opposites as Oil and Water. Many clergy are leading their sheep astray ( GOOGLE: John Hagee ) to the point that they and their congregations believe Israel must be supported as it will lead to the 2nd coming.
( To Be Continued )