Friday, March 1, 2024
Shalom, to you my Friend and Co-Minister in the Great Commission…
It began as the last year was drawing to its end. It has only begun. Its repercussions will be seismic. After nearly 2000 years of declaring homosexuality, lesbianism, and alternate sexuality a grave sin, as does the Bible, the Catholic Church, under the Pope’s leadership declared that it would now give its blessings to those involved in all of the above.
Two years earlier, the Vatican’s office of Doctrine had issued a statement on the matter saying, “God cannot bless sin.” But the Pope overturned it. This was massive – not just for Catholics, but for the world. The Catholic Church has long been intertwined with western civilization, and was central in laying down it’s moral foundations. Even our present calendar was determined by the Vatican. For the Catholic Church to now bless what God clearly calls sin, which Catholic doctrine up to this point has called, intrinsically disordered, contrary to natural law, and grave depravity is colossal.
What is it? In one word: Apostasy. The Bible foretells that in the last days there will be a great apostasy. The word apostasy means to fall away from one’s stand, or, in its Biblical usage to fall away from faith. What prompted the Pope to do something that would have, just the other day, have been unimaginable? He was simply following the course of an apostate civilization. It is the same exact process, transformation, and fall that happened to other organizations that once stood against this sin and then succumbed to it – from the Democratic Party, to Hollywood, to the corporate world, to the Boy Scouts, to the American legal system, and on and on. But that it has now happened, and is happening to the Catholic Church is a big deal.
Unless what the Pope did is reversed, it will not stay a simple blessing of same-sex couples, but the day will come when you will see something that most never thought they would see – the Catholic Church performing homosexual and lesbian marriages and declaring them holy, and displaying the rainbow flag more prominently than the cross. The Pope opened up the floodgates. Expect a flood.
This will also accelerate the fall and apostasy of Western civilization. For if the one who was supposed to be applying the brakes on that fall has now declared that, that fall is to be blessed – all bets are off. The Bible says that the end-times will be characterized by apostasy and the increase of immorality. It even implies the apostasy of the church.
That day has come. And the good news is God said it before it happened. He is still on the throne. And in the growing darkness, the lights of God will shine all the more brightly and will light up their world. This month, you be that one! Shine against the darkness and light up your world. And may God greatly bless you as you do!
Your brother and co-laborer
in His love and service,Jonathan
See Message: The Days of Apostasy (And How to Prosper in Spite of Them)
Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:3
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