The Thirty-Fifth Clarion: LOYALTY
"Exhort servants to be obedient to their masters, in all things pleasing, not contradicting, not defrauding, but in all things showing good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God, our Savior in all things."
Titus 2: 9-10
We climaxed the last installment with the statement: "It is the deceivers who are being deceived!
This is the quintessence of the New Age movement."
It matters not how intellectual we've become in this so-called enlightened
age of ever-advancing scientific achievements. It matters not what
'scientists' theorize as to the origin of the universe, its size, age,
on-going changes. It matters not whether scientists have explored the
realm of genetic engineering, and that we've reached an age where 'life'
can be and is created in a test tube, and that we can more or less pick
what we want a child to be fro the moment of conception. Oh, it matters
that all of the above is not only possible, but reality. It matters
because none of these things are of God, for God, or from Him!!! This is
where loyalty comes in. Are we loyal to Him, the Creator of All? Are we
loyal to the commands He has given us, and by which He expects us as His
children to live? Loyalty to God must come first in our life, or we're
already on the wrong path and were not going to make any headway no matter
what we do. If we don't have God, we've lost the whole purpose of life and
our existence on earth.
Consider what Saint Nilus, a little-known saintly prophet of the 400's
foretold fifteen centuries ago:
"After the year 1900, toward the middle of
the 20th century, the people of that time will become unrecognizable. When
the time for the Advent of the Antichrist approaches, people's minds will
grow cloudy from carnal passions, and dishonor and lawlessness will grow
stronger. Then the world will become unrecognizable. People's appearances
will change, and it will be impossible to distinguish men from women due to
their shamelessness in dress and style of hair. These people will be cruel
and will be like wild animals because of the temptations of the antichrist.
There will be no respect for parents and elders, love will disappear, and
Christian pastors, bishops, and priests will become vain men, completely
failing to distinguish the right-hand from the left. At that time the
morals and traditions of Christians and of the Church will change. People
will abandon modesty, and dissipation will reign. Falsehood and greed will
attain great proportions, and woe to those who pile up treasures. Lust,
adultery, homosexuality, secret deeds, and murder will rule in society.
"At that future time, due to the power of such great crimes and
licentiousness, people will be deprived of the grace of the Holy Spirit,
which they received in Holy Baptism and equally of remorse.
"The Churches of God will be deprived of God-fearing and pious pastors,
and woe to the Christians remaining in the world at that time; they will
completely lose their faith because they will lack the opportunity of
seeing the light of knowledge from anyone at all. Then they will separate
themselves out of the world in holy refuges in search of lightening their
spiritual suffering, but everywhere they will meet obstacles and
constraints. And all this will result from the fact that the Antichrist
wants to be Lord over everything and become the ruler of the whole
universe, and he will produce miracles and fantastic signs. He will also
give depraved wisdom to an unhappy man so that he will discover a way by
which one man can carry on a conversation with another from one end of the
earth to the other. At that time men will also fly through the air like
birds and descend to the bottom of the sea like fish. And when they have
achieved all this, these unhappy people spend their lives in comfort
without knowing, poor souls, that it is deceit of the Antichrist. And, the
impious one! - he will so complete science with vanity that it will go off
the right path and lead people to lose faith in the existence of God in
"Then the All-Good God will see the downfall of the human race and will
shorten the days for the sake of those few who are being saved, because the
enemy wants to lead even the chosen into temptation, if that is
possible…then the sword of chastisement will suddenly appear and kill the
perverter and his servants."
When you consider the times St. Nilus received this message, you know it
came from the Holy Spirit. In addition, study St. Matthew's Gospel, the
Apocalypse (Revelation), as well as the messages of LaSalette and other
recent messages from Akita, Betania, El Escorial, Garabandal, etc., and
you'll see it almost sounds world-for word at times. Is there any doubt
God is trying to warn us of the spiritual pitfalls ahead through His
messengers and His Blessed Mother who He's sent in record number of
appearances toward the end of this second millennium to prepare us against
this New Age mentality in these end times.
New Age shrewdly masquerades that we can be God - not like God in His image
and likeness, but actually be gods. It has a familiar ring to it, doesn't
it? Wasn't that the rationale a certain serpent used with Adam and Eve,
that he thrust upon Jesus in the desert?
Next installment: part four on loyalty.