October 9, 2017
(Ezekiel 16:20-21, 27) “And you took your sons and your daughters, whom you had borne to me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your harlotries so small a matter that you slaughtered my children and delivered them up as an offering by fire to them? . . . Behold, therefore, I stretched out my hand against you, and diminished your allotted portion, and delivered you to the greed of your enemies . . . ”.
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One of the most consistent signs in a nation’s fall into apostasy is the reemergence of a certain spirit – the spirit of Baal. Messianic rabbi Jonathan Cahn detailed the highly important role of this false god during the apostasy of ancient Israel.
“Ba’al means lord, or master, or owner,” Cahn said. Switching to the more common pronunciation of “Baal,” Cahn explained how the pagan god has a symbolic meaning that goes far behind his actual historical importance.
“Baal’s importance, or his dynamic, is that when a nation has known God, as Israel knew God, and then they turned away from God, they turned to Baal,” he said. “Baal is the anti-God. Baal is the substitute god. Baal is the god of apostasy, of the turning away from God.” Cahn linked Baal with the practice of idolatry, or the way humans can create their own god.
“Once you create your own god, you can create your own truth,” he said. “Once you create your own truth, you can overrule everything, call good evil and evil good. … Idolatry is linked to relativism, because you’re creating truths. Once you change your gods, everything else changes. It starts with that.” Cahn explained how the worship of Baal was not just the worship of a false god, but was the precursor to the degeneration of an entire culture.
“It’s a move toward carnality,” he said of the change. “It’s a move toward materialism, but it was also a god of debasement, because you had sexual immorality. In the cult of Baal, you had ‘sacred prostitutes.’ You took sexuality out of marriage and put it into the public culture. So you have that going on. You had male prostitutes, now you have homosexuality.
“Then one more step, you have the offering up of children. You have this big statue of Baal, with bronze arms and bull head and they would place their baby on those arms and have it rolled into the fire. This is what happened in ancient Israel. This was a long-term apostasy.” The messianic rabbi compared the situation of ancient Israel during its fall away from God to what is happening in America today.
“It’s a dangerous period,” he intoned. “It’s a period of apostasy, acceleration of apostasy. The same events that happened there, we’re replaying it now. It’s all affected our lives.”
OP-ED: There's nothing Catholic about 'Catholics for Choice'
Earlier this week, Washingtonians who ride the metro were greeted by a shocking advertisement from "Catholics for Choice" – though it was utterly un-Catholic. The cover ad in the Washington Post Express blared the slogan "Public funding for abortion is a Catholic social justice value" and argued for free abortions for the "poorest women."
The idea that we ought to fight poverty by eliminating poor children is pernicious. It is also the very antithesis of any Catholic notion of social justice, which is about recognizing the dignity of every human person, including the unborn, and advocating for policies that alleviate and lift people out of poverty.
Science teaches us that the unborn child of a poor woman is a member of our human family. Any embryology textbook will confirm that each and every fetus is a unique member of the species homo sapien, one of us. It is a fact that every human being on the planet began as a tiny embryo.
Faith also teaches us that the unborn child of a poor woman is a member of our human family, and an especially vulnerable one. Faith tells us that both the unborn child and the mother facing poverty deserve our love, our compassion, and our assistance. Catholic charities have been caring for the least among us for 2,000 years, operating food pantries, homeless shelters, foster care, adoption services, and hospitals, as well as education and job training programs.
"Catholics for Choice" is not an authentic voice for any faith, but rather is just another abortion advocacy group with misleading letterhead and a horrid message.
As Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, "Any country that accepts abortion is the poorest of the poor."
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"Do not join homicide to lust, violence to disobedience, and do not think that God does not see, simply because man does not see. God sees everything and remembers everything. You ought to remember that, too."
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