Be Prepared for the Coming Persecution
If you are going to stand up for the Truth and proclaim God’s mercy and love, you need to be prepared for the persecution that will follow: “If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you. If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.” John 15:18-20.
It is not an easy road to follow Jesus. He even told us so: “Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!” Matthew 7:13-14.
Whether you stand against pornography, homosexuality, transsexualism, extra-marital sex, divorce, remarriage, or any other sexual evil, you will be persecuted. The destruction of the family and society is in full force. The Devil and his minions, both angelic and human, are out on the prowl looking to destroy anybody who is in their way. But don’t fret. You’re reward is not here on this earth, but in Heaven where your Father is.
You will be called a bigot for standing against indecency. You will be called judgmental for calling out sin. You will be called a hater for your disgust at sin. But this is all good in the eyes of God, because anything that is offensive to Him and goes against Him is worthy of destruction. But our Lord is merciful, and is willing to pour His mercy upon those who seek it.
Amen! These are indeed dark times.
I am a tradition-minded Catholic who attends the Latin mass when I can (I am old and disabled and w/o car). I live in an apt of increasingly young, wild, and occultic-satanistic orientation, from their all black clothing, pentagrams, and shouts against (“”)”Catholics need to be run out of here”.
I was relocated here to Tulsa Oklahoma after Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago killed my family and destroyed almost everything. I was told that Tulsa was the most “religious” and “Christian” city in America. This sadly has not proven true.
From our Lady of Fatima, other approved apparitions, and the growingly dark signs of the times, I agree FULLY with the contents of this article re: the coming persecution. But I am not a brave or strong man with friends. As the Psalm says “help me, o Lord, for I am poor and alone”.
The pastor’s don’t want to get involved in my situation. I cannot afford a lawyer. The bishop does not answer letters.
I pray my Rosary daily before the Blessed Sacrament. Please pray for me. I will pray for all of you too.