Part Four: The Third Dragon
Of the three dragons, the Third Dragon is perhaps the most dangerous and deadly for it encompasses the power and vileness of the other two dragons and carries with it the added poison of the manifest Masonic mandate to destroy the one obstacle that stands between the beast and man: Holy Mother Church. This Third Dragon has, to the chagrin of countless lost souls, made great progress in penetrating the fortress of Faith and only a small remnant now digs in a battle reminiscent of David vs. Goliath. The good news: David won!
"Obviously, every head of every dragon discussed in this series falls into the plan of Masonic forces seeking to destroy the Church from outside and from within. Everything that has been written and documented concerning the evil of Masonic thinking and its intention of destroying the Church is clearly consistent with these dragons and their heads. Like a web of evil and perdition, these beasts and their components are ensnaring this society and this world in a spiral toward tragedy."
Editor's Note: To better understand this series in context, we recommend reviewing Gabriel's first three installments:
In this third and final installment on the three-headed dragons which threaten our Faith, I wish to discuss the Third Dragon, which is comprised of Modernism, Secularism, and Atheism. I will also close by tying all three Dragons to the Masonic conspiracy against the Catholic Church and to each other.
We have all heard the modernist mantra that what is new is better than what is "old". The notion that "traditional" means "old" and "outdated" is a similar claim made by this head of the Third Dragon. The arrogance and ignorance of such thinking should be obvious to any observer of the reality that what has endured has done so for a reason, and that what has not endured has likewise not survived due to an inherent weakness or defect inconsistent with creative good, natural order, or absolute truth. Pope Saint Pius X saw this and summarily warned the world with his landmark Oath Against Modernism following his specific encyclical against this "mother of all heresies" in Pascendi Dominici Gregis. In it he warned the familiar argument claims that modern society and technological/social changes mandate the replacement of what was acceptable before with new things. He cautioned that they would stress that one must be open to change and tolerant of such change and "new thinking" in order to adequately answer and respond to societal change.
Of course, this is not new thinking at all, but has existed since the earliest times. History has shown us that time proves what kinds of change are beneficial as necessary adaptation and what kinds of change are destructive as blind submission to whim or base purposes. It is only within the past century that this Third Dragon has visibly raised his ugly head and spewed forth such vile heat originating in the pits of hell, attempting to melt the very foundations of Christ's Holy Church.
In a sense, then this head of the Third Dragon is not new. It is as old as lucifer himself. What is new is this world's powerful ability to inflict much more physical and moral destruction given the technology and media powers inherent to this age. Like the airline that overextends itself in search of growth and ends up going bankrupt, our society would do well to respect the past and allow itself to be guided by its lessons. One of the most popular tactics for introducing often destructive change is to claim that it is not a concept or social phenomenon which is being changed but, rather, our perception or appreciation of that concept or phenomenon or some aspect of it. This is the evil which has been used to introduce many of the destructive changes of Vatican II such as vernacular liturgy, Communion in the hands and while standing, altar girls, etc. or the heresy that the Jews' wait for the Messiah is not in vain and they no longer need to be converted. The arrogant notion that it was left for our great perceptive powers to enlighten and clarify ancient practices and beliefs are so pathetic and weak as to be a tragedy unto itself! The stunning words of Saint Paul are forgotten, often times purposely ignored:
"I wonder that you are so soon removed, from him who called you to the grace of Christ, to another gospel: which is not another, only there are some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ. But though we, or an Angel from Heaven, preach a gospel to you beside that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so I say now again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema. For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I did yet please men, I should not be the servant of Christ" (Galatians 1: 6-10). Groups such as The Voice of The Faithful and others who seek to "update" our Church fall into this poisonous den of destruction, as do the hierarchy who go along with the anathema being preached in order not to offend man. Do they ever realize Who they are really offending?
This second head of the Third Dragon stresses the worldly over the spiritual, the "here and now" over the "hereafter", and my present existence on this earth over any notion of later accountability. Obviously, all of these notions contradict our traditional teachings and lead to much destruction of our moral and doctrinal foundation. Materialism, hedonism, abortion, euthanasia, and many other evils are based on this kind of thinking. The obvious and scandalous cowardice of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops in refusing to uphold Church doctrine against these sins gives all the more evidence they have been compromised by the world...and yes, the flesh, and the devil.
Again, Satan's cunning and treachery are evident in his ability to intertwine this kind of thinking with what appear to be more noble concerns. Consequently, environmentalism, feeding the poor, health care, stem cell research, and other issues are presented as moral goods when their fundamental base is secularism. While we should help the poor, feed the hungry, care for the sick, and try to protect our world, we must not do so the exclusion of our basic moral principles of life and respect for creation as founded in God Almighty's Will and the teachings of Christ! When we feed, help, care, and protect while killing, creating, or distorting, we have lost our focus on the soul, the spiritual, Heaven, and salvation! Whether or not we accept it, we will have to account for what we do on this earth at the end of our path! It is called Judgment Day! Secularists do not see this "moral accountant" or the "moral audit" as the last stop before eternity since they are morally myopic to this entire reality. We see an infiltration of this destructive distortion within our Church when we see Catholics who seem to be willing to compromise life and creation for the sake of present political, social, economic, or monetary power. Is there any question how this second head has so infiltrated and gravely contaminated the psyche of modern Catholics?
The last head of this Third Dragon is atheism, and its influence is felt throughout our society and all of the other heads of the three dragons as well. At the foundation of all our present ills and the present destructive path we are following is the desire to eliminate God Almighty from all facets of life. We see this in the American Civil Lucifer Union's drive to eliminate any reference to "God" in anything. This drive toward a Godless society is so pervasive and blatant that it should inspire fear and concern in even the most lukewarm believer. Thank God enough souls realized this danger, quite possibly because of the blatant "in your face" attitude of liberal judges and ACLU activists, that they are, to quote the newscaster in Network, "We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!" Yet, too few realize how deadly this Third Dragon truly is because, in a nutshell, the cornerstone allowing every abomination, every blasphemy, every evil which is presently pervading this society is the basic rejection of God and His authority as per the revolt of the fallen angels led by Lucifer. The society which rejects God rejects its own salvation and survival! Our Lord clearly separated the camps: "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon" (Matthew 6: 24).
Obviously, every head of every dragon discussed in this series falls into the plan of Masonic forces seeking to destroy the Church from outside and from within. Everything that has been written and documented concerning the evil of Masonic thinking and its intention of destroying the Church is clearly consistent with these dragons and their heads. Like a web of evil and perdition, these beasts and their components are ensnaring this society and this world in a spiral toward tragedy.
Freemasonry is a well-planned agenda of its original author satan who has utilized such men as Jacques Demolay of the deposed and condemned Knights Templar. He was burned at the stake for his refusal to renounce heresy for his heart had been hardened by the Seven Deadly Sins and he had already been won over to lucifer proudly boasting the mindset of Non serviam. This warped thinking planted the seeds of this deadly cancer that grew to be the powerful Masonic movement which has permeated every organ of society, especially, sadly, today's modern church.
A further coup of the Masons is now the well-engineered attempt to be totally absolved of this heinous subterfuge by having the audacity to ask modern Rome for an apology for the way the Knights Templar were treated 700 years ago. Never mind the saints who died defending Holy Mother Church and the Holy Land during the Crusades, never mind how the Knights Templar in the same manner as Lucifer himself, turned against God and His Church and, like a woman scorned, set out for the ultimate revenge. No, now they want total tolerance and admittance by Christ's Church that His foundation was wrong and, considering the sad history of John Paul II in apologizing for the Crusades, the Reformation, the Inquisition, even the Holocaust, and all that he has given away with no reciprocal gesture from any of those outside the Church, don't be surprised if the Masons get their way. After all, they now rule within the hierarchy. Yes the body of this Third Dragon is Masonic through and through.
With all this being established, it should be likewise obvious to any casual observer that the media and entertainment arenas provide the spin for sin which facilitates the spread of that sin by liberal, feminist, sodomite, social martyr, modernist, secularist, and atheistic forces.
Each of these heads has great potential for moral destruction and damage but their combined forces create a truly fearful and potentially devastating enemy to our Faith. The only way to combat this tri-lateral monster with nine heads is through the help of the Blessed Trinity, listening to God the Father, loving with God the Son through the guidance and example of Christ, and living in concert with the Sanctifier - the Holy Ghost. In other words, fight the evil fire-breathing dragons with the Fire of Goodness, and always rely upon the interceding assistance of Our Heavenly Mother Mary for, knowing God's promise, we can take comfort in the fact that we will ultimately prevail over these three vile, satanic, and heinous beasts of perdition if we remain loyal to the truths and the traditions handed down by those approved and empowered by Christ through His One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. May we have the faith, loyalty, and strength to both respond as required and merit that salvation offered by Almighty God!
Editor's Note: Heaven is once again under attack by those who would seek to ignore and overthrow God's majesty and authority. Gabriel Garnica, educator and attorney, submits regular insights and commentaries to remind and help guide readers toward a deeper and more assertive faith. Touching on topics and issues ranging from personal faith, doctrine, education, scripture, the media, family life, morality, and values, Gabriel's notes are music to traditional ears but unpleasant tones to those who have bought into the misguided notions so prevalent and spreading in today's Catholic world.