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“Death and No Escaping From It”

August 1, 2011

“Death and No Escaping It”

 

In the culture today we are focused on death; because babies are being murdered in the womb; the true mark of Cain and Herod is happening by governments who have become the so-called “death squad” that they should do put the unborn, the terribly ill and old to death rather than cause a burden on the families.

God does not want this. We will die; but not by our choosing or by a government or doctor choosing but by God who will decide when we are to enter into eternity. In the life we are given by God and what we do in this life; reflects where we will end up for all eternity.

Do you think you will get to Heaven by living in cohabitation with your girl friend or fiance? Do you think you will get to Heaven by using contraception or having abortions with no-show of remorse or forgiveness or without begging for God’s forgiveness and mercy?

Do you think you will get to Heaven if you have not repented your sins or asked for God’s mercy? Do you think you will get to Heaven talking like a sailor; always have to use a bad word? Do you think you will get to Heaven by practicing any form of the Occult and their prayer life? Do you think you will get to Heaven by looking at sexual images or movies on the computer or tv? Do you think you will get to Heaven by messing around with another person when you are married or you are having one night stands?

Do you think you will get to Heaven by going to wild parties and dressing immodestly and doing ungodly things? Do you think you will go to Heaven if you over drink? Do you think you will get to Heaven by being a grandchild of God? Do you think you will get to Heaven by not practicing your Catholic faith? Do you think you will get to Heaven by not receiving the Sacraments worthily? Do you think you will get to Heaven by having your body covered with tattoos or piercings? Do you think you will get into Heaven by not obeying the Pope? Do you think you will get into Heaven by not obeying your parents? Do you think you will get into Heaven if you are a gambler or a liar or a thief who does not repents? Do you think you will get into Heaven if you are a murder who does not repents? Do you think you will get into Heaven if you are not living chaste and you are having sexual relations when you are homo-sexual?

The very quick answer to all of these questions is no. We must repent of our sins so we can enter Heaven and if you have never been baptized; once you are baptized in the correct way with the correct formula; all your sins will be washed away. “Death is dogma” G.K. Chesterton said. There is no single place when we die. If we die before the end of the world and no one knows when that will be; but there will be before it: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell.

If we die in mortal sin; we go straight to hell with no questions asked. God does not desire the death of a sinner or a sinner going to Hell. He desires all people to go to Heaven; but the people have free will: “what I ought to do for God.” They can either say yes to God and do what He wants or say no and do what they want. That Protestant saying “Once saved always saved” is not true and it’s not biblical; no matter how many words, lines and paragraphs they cut up to make it biblical; if the writers didn’t write it to begin with; then it is made up.

People don’t like to talk about death; because they are afraid of Hell. If they are afraid of Hell; usually means they have committed mortal sins. So, what about that one question on tattoos and piercings? People can’t be left out of Heaven because of it can they? Let us look at the Holy Scriptures in the Old Testament to find out:

From the book of Leviticus 19:28 ”

Do not lacerate your bodies for the dead, and do not tattoo yourselves. I am the LORD”

What about all that Occult stuff? Surely some is ok: Let us look at the Book of Leviticus 19:31: “Do not go to mediums or consult fortune-tellers, for you will be defiled by them. I, the LORD, am your God.”

From the Book of Deuteronomy 18:10-12 “Let there not be found among you anyone who immolates his son or daughter in the fire, nor a fortune-teller, soothsayer, charmer, diviner, or caster of spells, nor one who consults ghosts and spirits or seeks oracles from the dead. Anyone who does such things is an abomination to the LORD, and because of such abominations the LORD, your God, is driving these nations out of your way.”

What does it say about the other questions in Scripture:

How about the Letter to the Romans 1:17-32 “For in it is revealed the righteousness of God from faith to faith; 11 as it is written, “The one who is righteous by faith will live.”

12 The wrath 13 of God 14 is indeed being revealed from heaven against every impiety and wickedness of those who suppress the truth by their wickedness.

For what can be known about God is evident to them, because God made it evident to them.

Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they have no excuse; for although they knew God they did not accord him glory as God or give him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened.

While claiming to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for the likeness of an image of mortal man or of birds or of four-legged animals or of snakes.

Therefore, God handed them over to impurity through the lusts of their hearts 15 for the mutual degradation of their bodies.

They exchanged the truth of God for a lie and revered and worshiped the creature rather than the creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

Therefore, God handed them over to degrading passions. Their females exchanged natural relations for unnatural, and the males likewise gave up natural relations with females and burned with lust for one another. Males did shameful things with males and thus received in their own persons the due penalty for their perversity.

And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God handed them over to their undiscerning mind to do what is improper.

They are filled with every form of wickedness, evil, greed, and malice; full of envy, murder, rivalry, treachery, and spite. They are gossips and scandalmongers and they hate God. They are insolent, haughty, boastful, ingenious in their wickedness, and rebellious toward their parents.

They are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

Although they know the just decree of God that all who practice such things deserve death, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”

 God teaches us to love the sinner; the person; but hate the sin they are doing; the sinful and willful act they chose to do. We are all sinners and that is why we must ask for God’s Mercy in the Sacrament of Confession and also in the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Let us get this straight, God does not send anyone to Hell; people send people to Hell by their actions and the choices they make. We either want to go to Heaven or to Hell; it is our choice and it is our choice on how we live our life; either in according to God’s Will for us or not. St. Thomas Aquinas told this to his sister or cousin, “to become a saint; one must want it.” That is our goals as Catholics.

We should never fear death; no matter how painful it maybe when God decides it is our time to die; we should rejoice in the suffering and give it to Our Lord on the Cross so He can help us through the suffering. We do not know when we will die but it should always be on our minds; because you never know when you will be in the judgment seat and plus I learned this from St. John Vianney or it might of been St. Benedict: ”The angels report back to God every hour to tell Him what we are doing.”

It’s funny how some people are so paranoid about the government watching them; there is a bigger government so to speak watching us all the time and they never sleep or eat, never take bathroom breaks or shift changes. That goes for the enemy as well; trying their hardest to tempt us over to their side.

We are created and given life; that means we will also die and we cannot escape death; no matter how you try; because you cannot out run God and you cannot hide from God either.

What does Jesus tell us in the Gospels: “take up your cross and follow me.” “The one who does not give up home, riches, land, mother, father, brother, sister, husband, wife, is not worthy of me.” “If you are luke-warm, I shall vomit you out of my mouth!” If we do not practice our faith and live it; we will never see Heaven but be thrown into the darkness where there is wailing and grinding of teeth. To get into Heaven, one cannot enter because the love of the mother and father has for God; because God has no grandchildren and God is only called Abba and not grandfather.

To be the sons and daughters of God; first we must be baptized correctly and use the correct formula and matter: I baptize you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Then, we must do the Will of the Father that He has chosen for our life and that means we must discern and ask Him what vocation He has picked for us. Finally, we must live in a state of grace or free from mortal sin or from all sin and live as if we may go whenever; because we never know when our last day is; also live our faith fully and be faithful to the Holy Father who is the Vicar of Jesus Christ on Earth..

Amen.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. August 30, 2011 1:04 am

    I never thought of it that way, well put!

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