The Cesspool that is Social Media feeds the Flames of Rebellion
I DO know what is going on on social media, I DO know what is happening on Twitter. I keep my counsel, but believe me, I know much, much more than you could ever realize. Friends, it is NOT good. I have seen "Catholics" bandy about blasphemy, profanity, rage and hate on Twitter. What kind of example do these rebellious, sinful Catholics set for the man of goodwill who is searching for the truth, which is Jesus Christ?
I want you to ask yourself this question: if a nonbeliever was searching for the one, true religion, would he or she find on your social media a place of edification and godliness? Or would our visitor find anger, hate, rage, bitterness. Perhaps even worse? Could you show your blog, Facebook page, or Twitter feed to the Blessed Virgin? If you answer "no" to any of these questions, get to Confession, erase those tweets and posts, and amend your life.
The Rise of the Corona and Gnostic Catholic
Over the past week, what I have seen emerging is a "schism" between rebels. Once only against the Spiritual Authority, these rebels have split into two camps over the issue of how to deal with the coronavirus, vis-a-vis the State Authority. The "Corona Catholics" have finally come to their senses and understand that there is such a thing as a "legitimate authority": The State.
The Sinful Enabler of Rebellion
Have you, "Corona Catholic" been enabling rebels? Have you been engaging in the spirit of schism? Have you (with NO authority) been going around telling people that the Pope is not the Pope, yet YOU expect people to believe and follow you in your submission to State Authority? If you can rebel against the legitimate Church authorities, despising Jesus Christ in the process (your protestations to the contrary notwithstanding), why cannot "Gnostic Catholics" do the same regarding coronavirus? Of course they can! Those of you who have been engaging in rebellion are material accessories to "Gnostic Catholics" rebellion against State Authority. They were given an audience, praised, flattered, encouraged. And now? You reap what you sow.
How tragic it is to have to remind readers that St. Paul in his epistle to the Romans warned the faithful about sinning (Rm 13; 1-7) if they did not obey the legitimate orders from the State? In other words, the Roman Empire (evil as it was) did receive authority from God. This applies under our masonic governments (evil as they are). Even under a Nazi or Communist government it applied or applies. Get that in your head. If the Communist State authority orders that all cars are to be right hand drive, and the speed limit such and such - they HAVE the authority from God to do so. If the communist (or Nazi) authorities after careful examination of the scientific facts of a disease order citizens to take certain precautionary actions, citizens must obey, under penalty of sin. I know many of you do not like reading this, but this is Catholic teaching.
What the State does NOT have is the authority to command us to violate God's natural and moral Law.
The Plague of Naturalism has infected Minds
Now people living in a society imbued with protestantism and naturalism have a great difficulty understanding obedience to legitimate Authority. Catholics in American need to be reminded that the United States was founded on masonic principles, and rebellion. It is NOT the hope of mankind: Jesus Christ is, stop blaspheming! Sometimes it can be difficult to be patriot and yet disentangle from the naturalistic principles that are the foundations of America, but it must be done by those who follow Jesus Christ. My country right or wrong, is absolutely NOT Catholic.
Since those fateful years of 1776 and 1789, nation after nation have fallen into naturalism. The Americans, inheriting British common sense, attempted a "conservative" version of masonic rebellion, but after 200 years, with the cultural breakdown of the United States, British common sense is in short supply, not to mention Christianity is all but dead. Let's be realistic, and not fools in denial.
The "Corona Catholic" then, when faced with the REALITY (and of course modern man loves science, engineering, ah yes! we can believe that!) of coronavirus, reverses his or her inclination to rebellion against legitimate Authority and obeys the State. Because the "Corona Catholic" is inconsistent and illogical, he or she can become confused when the "Gnostic Catholic" refuses to obey the State and carries the spirit of rebellion against the Spiritual Authority over against the State Authority.
Corona and Gnostic Catholics are BOTH Modernists Rebels
The "Corona Catholic" is the modern man, he takes science seriously, but religion is more a matter of emotion. He claims to be orthodox, perhaps even traditional. For him 2 plus 2 is four, he no longer claims to be the expert in all things, and submits to science. But in spiritual matters, he decides. He is a doctor of theology and philosophy, but draws the line at epidemiology and virology. He is the man who "feels" the Pope is not the Pope; and so he emotes, rejecting the legitimate authority of the Church. Modern men are walking contradictions (they may believe and justify spiritual rebellion, but not civil rebellion, based on "science"). The "Corona Catholic" is the doctrinal modernist, a type of high church protestant, where religion is reduced to a materialistic form of party politics.
The "Gnostic Catholic" on the other hand is the superstitious man, who dabbles in spiritualism and civil anarchy. For him 2 plus 2 is four, or five, or 27. He rejects science, or, goes to opposite extreme and proclaims himself an epidemiologist and virologist. He attacks the "Corona Catholic", who was his ally not a few weeks ago when both as experts in theology and philosophy, were deciding who was and who was not Catholic, including the Pope. Having branched off into other areas of expertise, naturally, he is perturbed that the "Corona Catholic" is inconsistent and no longer wishes to play the epidemiologist. The "Gnostic Catholic" is the social modernist, a type of low church puritan and fideist, where religion is for the elite, the initiated into secret knowledge.
Are YOU a "Corona Catholic" or "Gnostic Catholic"?
You know deep inside of you if you are infected with either of these diseases. Some of you - thank God - are not infected, or, if you have been, you have sought treatment for your disease from Jesus Christ.
Unlike coronavirus, these two spiritual diseases are fatal.
Some of you are gravely ill with one of these two horrible spiritual infections. You need immediate help. Without Confession, repentance, and change of life they will possibly lead you to Hell, daily Mass and rattling off the Rosary etc. notwithstanding.
Don't be fooled by your pride, nor anyone telling you lies to say that you are not sick. You are: get help.
Get help now from Jesus Christ the Divine Physician.
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