Here are just a few disturbing articles appearing in recent weeks, even if you’re NOT a Catholic:
FBI used an undercover ‘employee’ to monitor Catholic clergy and parishioners.
“When a federal bureaucracy becomes this toxic, there’s only one answer left. You shut it down,” Ramaswamy said. “Top-down ‘reform’ becomes impossible.”
(“Anti-Catholic bigotry appears to be festering in the FBI, and the Bureau is treating Catholics as potential terrorists because of their beliefs,” the 20 AGs wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.)
(An internal document from the bureau’s Richmond, Virginia, field office allegedly vowed to spy on “radical traditionalist Catholics and their ideology.” “He or she stated the very simple statement, which is that if they’re going to go after radical, traditional Catholics, then radical traditional Baptists are next and radical, traditional evangelicalism and anybody else that espouses essentially what is radical, which is just a Christian faith and that is dangerous apparently in this country,” )
But — and it’s a big one:
(Federal prosecutors have offered a no-jail plea deal to a vandal who admitted to defacing a Catholic church with profane graffiti, destroying a Virgin Mary statue, assaulting a church worker, and resisting arrest.)
No jail time for a federal felony hate crime??? Interesting.
Whatever you may think of Jack Kennedy, can you imagine these things happening while he was President? Neither can I.
Biden is nominally a Catholic.
Biden is nominally a Catholic, even though his transgressions put Kennedy’s peccadilloes to shame by several orders of magnitude. So why are they going against Christians in general and Catholics in particular? Power, pure and simple.
It would be both easy (and fallacious) to simply blame George Soros and the globalists like WHO and WEF. Or to get all caught up in other “End Times” conspiracy theories. The former should not need an explanation. The latter is explained in the Bible itself.
1.) There will be no “Rapture” prior to the 2nd coming. (that concept was introduced over 1800 years after the Crucifixion.) What people point to as “the Rapture” is in fact a description of the second coming.
2.) What did Jesus Himself say to those seeking to know when the “end times” would be? : Acts 1:6-11 [NIV]6 Then they gathered around him and asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them: “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by his own authority.8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 9 After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. 10 They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. 11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”
3.) Further 1 Thessalonians 5 states that His return will happen like “a thief in the night” while everyone is saying “peace and safety”. So, the more people are expecting the end at any time the less it is likely to happen — at least IMO. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-5: 1Brothers and sisters, we don’t have to write to you about times and dates. 2 You know very well how the day of the Lord will come. It will come like a thief in the night. 3 People will be saying that everything is peaceful and safe. Then suddenly they will be destroyed. It will happen like birth pains coming on a pregnant woman. None of the people will escape.
Those last six words seem to eliminate the idea of a Rapture right there. And while not a popular position. many biblical scholars point to passages in both the Old and New Testaments that indicate that the “end days” started with Jesus Christ’s appearance on earth either at His birth or His death/resurrection.
That said, I don’t like how things are going, but how is it any different than what happened throughout the last two millennia? Or more, if you count the Jewish people.
Either way, what is happening is, in fact, evil, and — as a number of men have stated in various forms: Evil only flourishes when good men and women do nothing.
You don’t have to agree with my own religious opinions but don’t attack me rather instead of staying on the topic(s) stated above.
Even Robert A. Heinlein — who was not exactly a devout Christian — depicts the Rapture as simply the second coming (See his book JOB.)