ONE month ago, I published The Hour of Decision. In it, I stated that the coming elections in North America are pivotal based primarily upon one issue: abortion. As I write this, Psalm 95 comes to mind again:
Forty years I endured that generation. I said, "They are a people whose hearts go astray and they do not know my ways." So I swore in my anger, "They shall not enter my rest."
It was forty years ago in 1968 that Pope Paul VI presented Humanae Vitae. In that encyclical letter, there is a prophetic warning which I believe is about to come to pass in its fullness. The Holy Father said:
Who will prevent public authorities from favoring those contraceptive methods which they consider more effective? Should they regard this as necessary, they may even impose their use on everyone. —Humanae Vitae, Encyclical Letter, POPE PAUL VI, n. 17
Abortion is now a common means of birth control, and there are concerted efforts at the highest international levels to force every nation to make abortion (and homosexual practice) legal. Such an imposition is called totalitarianism: the state interfering with freedom of conscience and religion, dictating nearly every aspect of life, and demanding complete subservience to the central authority. When Pope Paul VI wrote Humanae Vitae, God gave him a vision of the future, of what would happen if man interfered with God’s designs of human sexuality. The consequences, he says, could lead to state control:
It could well happen, therefore, that when people, either individually or in family or social life, experience the inherent difficulties of the divine law and are determined to avoid them, they may give into the hands of public authorities the power to intervene in the most personal and intimate responsibility of husband and wife. —Ibid. n. 17
Indeed, just this past Wednesday:
…the United States Supreme Court left intact a lower court ruling that allowed Massachusetts schools to promote homosexuality in the classroom without telling parents or allowing them to opt out. —LifeSiteNews.com, October 8th, 2008
That’s just one example (see "Further Reading" below for more). Pope Benedict calls this a growing "dictatorship of moral relativism."
I believe the last leaves of warning are falling, and then we will begin to see this regime endorsed—and enforced throughout the world, however long it takes for this moral "winter" to come. "The restrainer" has been lifted, it seems, and may soon be completely removed (see The Restrainer).
THE LINES ARE DRAWN
There are some very significant developments in North America this past week. In Canada, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was asked by a reporter if his "conservative" government would engineer a "stealth pro-life campaign" if they were given a majority in the upcoming election. The Prime Minister replied:
Our position in the future is that this government will not open the abortion debate and will not allow another opening of the abortion debate. —LifeSiteNews.com, September 29th, 2008
Not only does he refuse to protect the unborn even up to the very moment before birth, but he actually intends to crush the democratic process! This is totalitarian, plain and simple. Add to that, the nation’s highest honor, the Order of Canada, is going to be officially awarded to Dr. Henry Morgentaler today, the "father of abortion" in Canada, who has personally killed over a 100, 000 babies in this country. The culture of death is being embraced in Canada; the abortion issue is not even a blip on the election radar, let alone a battle-cry for the Church here. There is mostly silence as the election draws near…
In America, it is becoming increasingly likely that Barack Obama will win the federal election. He is described by some as the most pro-abortion Presidential candidate in American history. Statements he made in a speech last year indicate that he is ready to go on the "offence" for abortion rights:
On this fundamental issue [of "choice"] I will not yield… It is time to turn the page. We want a new day here in America. We are tired of arguing about the same old stuff… The first thing I would do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act [a measure that would invalidate any pro-life laws which have been upheld by the Supreme Court, and give women unrestricted access to abortion.] —Senator Barack Obama, July 17th, 2007, Planned Parenthood Fundraiser.
The "same old stuff" Obama refers to is the stuff by which the future of this continent is going to be judged. Armando Valladares, Director of the Human Rights Foundation, says that what’s happening with Obama…
…reminds me of what happened to Fidel Castro and later what happened with Chavez. When our friends warned Venezuelans that the price of this ‘change’ could cost their freedom, they accused us of empty threats. However, we were right, but it is already too late. —Catholic News Agency, October 7th, 2008
But the warning exceeds merely the advance of totalitarianism: if we remain on this path, God will respect our "freedom of choice" and His protection will be fully lifted; we will begin to harvest the seeds of death and destruction which we have sown in the womb. Do you think this is God’s will? I tell you, Heaven cries so hard for us these days…
THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE
A sign of the growing deception and ease of acceptance of this New World Order is the complicity of the national media. Anything Christian these days is either ignored or under ferocious attack. I am a former television news reporter and must say that I have never seen such biased reporting in the Western media in all my years, not to mention such open and hateful venom toward anything orthodox. The national news outlets have gone from thinly veiling their bias against traditional family values to capriciously mocking and openly embracing the alternatives as though this was an acceptable, normal viewpoint, and thus, "neutral." It has led one conservative news outlet to declare that this is "The Year the Media Died". One can’t hel
p but recall the words of St. John referring to the mouthpiece of the New World Order:
The beast was given a mouth uttering proud boasts and blasphemies… It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling and those who dwell in heaven. (Rev 13:5-6)
As we watch this "dictatorship of relativism" begin to materialize before our eyes into a New World Order, both morally and financially, it is easy to see how the media have become the state "propaganda machine." We are not far away, friends, from when Christians will be viewed as—and reported as—the real terrorists.
The idea of suspending the markets for the time it takes to rewrite the rules is being discussed,” Berlusconi said today after a Cabinet meeting in Naples, Italy. A solution to the financial crisis “can’t just be for one country, or even just for Europe, but global.” —Prime Minister Servio Berlusconi, October 8th, 2008; Bloomberg.com
We want a new world to come out of this. —French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, commenting on the financial crisis; October, 6th, 2008, Bloomberg.com
THAT WHICH IS BUILT ON SAND
In my writing The Bastion – Part II, I heard in my heart the words:
That which is built on sand is crumbling!
This week, the Holy Father commented on the economic crisis saying the financial system is "built on sand." There is something else built on sand, and that is the false liberties of Western "democracies" such as abortion and "gay rights." Again, in the spring I heard the words that there are going to be three orders which will collapse one upon the other:
The economy, then the social, then the political order.
It is clear that the economy is being reconfigured, and based upon recent events, the social order will soon be as well. For if North America turns its back on Christianity, who is left to defend her… except the little remnant of the Church herself?
A GOOD THING!
While all this may sound troubling, I see it as very hopeful. It signals a turn in the road, the last curve in the bend towards the finish line of this culture of death—a culture in its final death throes. We are a society drowning in the blood of the unborn. This current election season is to determine whether we will repent of this crime, and receive God’s infinite mercy… or completely immerse ourselves in the cup of violence until it is overflowing into our cities and towns in a flood of chaos. God has not given up on us. But perhaps now Pope John Paul II’s prophetic poem is about to unfold:
If the word has not converted, it will be blood that converts. —POPE JOHN PAUL II, from poem, "Stanislaw"
God loves us all so much. He has done everything possible to bring nations to repentance over the past two centuries in this Marian Age! Still, God is not done with us yet… He will never be "done with us." But He has never interfered with our free will, not even that of the angels. In His mercy, He has sent His mother to prepare the Church for this final confrontation, which now stands at the very threshold (the threshold of hope!). Paul VI foresaw it. So have the popes after him, and countless other souls raised to blow the trumpet. These are the times which are upon us.
In the end, Jesus Christ and His faithful flock will prevail… and a culture of life will subdue the ends of the earth!
- October 9th, 2008: UN Issues Stern Warning to UK on "Homophobic Bullying"
- October 9th, 2008: New UN Document Promotes Controversial "Right" to Health (codewords for abortion etc.)