CatholicCulture.org online 9/11/14
abbreviated quote in New Oxford Review online 9/2014 see link below
Cardinal George: US is adopting ‘official religion’ on homosexuality that is reminiscent of sharia
“In an archdiocesan newspaper column, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said that American law has “taken upon itself the mantle of a religion and officially told its citizens what they must personally think or what ‘values’ they must personalize in order to deserve to be part of the country.”
Since the biblical vision of what it means to be human tells us that not every friendship or love can be expressed in sexual relations, the Church’s teaching on these issues is now evidence of intolerance for what the civil law upholds and even imposes. What was once a request to live and let live has now become a demand for approval. The “ruling class,” those who shape public opinion in politics, in education, in communications, in entertainment, is using the civil law to impose its own form of morality on everyone. We are told that, even in marriage itself, there is no difference between men and women, although nature and our very bodies clearly evidence that men and women are not interchangeable at will in forming a family. Nevertheless, those who do not conform to the official religion, we are warned, place their citizenship in danger …
Swimming against the tide means limiting one’s access to positions of prestige and power in society. It means that those who choose to live by the Catholic faith will not be welcomed as political candidates to national office, will not sit on editorial boards of major newspapers, will not be at home on most university faculties, will not have successful careers as actors and entertainers. Nor will their children, who will also be suspect. Since all public institutions, no matter who owns or operates them, will be agents of the government and conform their activities to the demands of the official religion, the practice of medicine and law will become more difficult for faithful Catholics. It already means in some States that those who run businesses must conform their activities to the official religion or be fined, as Christians and Jews are fined for their religion in countries governed by Sharia law.’” See Link Below.
My JGL, exhortation: Continue to pray for those in leadership that they may turn back to God. Continue to "Keep The Faith" in these last Days, show compassion to others, but proclaim the hope that we have in Jesus Christ.
Ancient writings and all or almost all cultures of the world teach about the Creator, a worldwide flood which destroyed the surface of the earth because of the sins of man, and the need of a blood sacrifice to atone for those and the continuing sins of man to be at peace with Almighty God.
The sacred scriptures of the Bible teach that as a man Jesus Christ came from God, to die as the blood payment for all men's sins, and that whoever accepted His sacrifice for their sins would be forgiven of them. As God, Christ Jesus could then give them new life, by recreating the hearts (within their spirit by the power of God's Holy Spirit) of those forgiven. They could then, grow in the grace and knowledge of God the Father, and live eternally with Him now and after death.
Would you like to do this? If so, the AACTS steps below are suggested:
1) The book of Romans 3:23 says, "For all have sinned' (disobeyed) "and come short of the glory of God." Admit that you have sinned.
2) Romans 6:23 states, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Acknowledge that sin is leading you to death (physically, emotionally, and spiritually).
3) Romans 10:9-10 says, 9) "that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; 10) for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness (right standing with God) and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation," (freed forever from the punishment of sin).If you Confess the Teachings of the Bible, that Jesus is Lord and He dies for your sins, you will experience Salvation.
4) So AACTS now! And get involved in a local church that teaches the Bible.
Scriptures are from the NASB with permission.
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