Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Catholic Defender: Danger Zone

I have been at the tip of the spear, I have been in the danger zone.

I have seen scud missiles knocked out of the sky by Patriot rockets, which lit up the whole sky, and I have seen the horrors of war.

There is only so much you can do to prepare and defend yourself from attack when you are in the danger zone.

Life can be like a minefield as well with the danger of sin becoming more and more attractive.

Because of the ignorance of what sin is and does, this becomes a very important danger zone. St. John writes, "All wrongdoing is sin", but he has more to say about sin.

1 John 5:16 states, "If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly (venial), he should pray to God and he will give him life. This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is a such a thing as deadly (Mortal) sin, about which I do not say that you should pray".

St. Paul writes St. Timothy calling the "unruly, the godless and sinful, the unholy and profane, those who kill their fathers or mothers, murderers, the unchaste, sodomites (homosexuals), kidnappers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is opposed to sound teaching, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted" (1 Timothy 1:9-10).

St. Paul also writes, "Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators (premarital sex) nor idolaters nor adulterers nor boy prostitutes nor sodomites nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkers nor slanderers nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:8-10).

Galatians 5:19-21 warns, "Now the works of the flesh are obvious: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions, occasions of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the like. I warn you,as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God".

Those things which St. Paul warns about are what St. John calls "deadly sin". Much of this that the bible addresses have become interwoven in our society.

As a result the family institution is openly attacked and ridiculed by many in society. Because the family unit has become weakened in our Country, this has affected the strength of the Church.

We have been riding in the danger zone for a good while now. As a result divorce is above 50%, abortion has reached more than 60,000,000 in 38 years, pornography and sex is common place in the market place and advertising.

deepertruth is wanting to change the direction of Catholics and help work from within to strengthen the Christian who is living in the danger zone.

That there is help, God does love you and wants to reach you through his Church.

This is a call to arms, a call to prayer and devotion. It is difficult to shield yourself within the danger zone, however, the rosary is a great weapon to fight the battle of life.

The Sacraments are important weapons that can totally move a nation to repentance. The Word of God can help you through the danger zone!

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