Sunday, 10 March 2019

Most people (including most self-styled Christians) have No Idea of our current situation

I find that hardly anybody has any conception of what is going-on, the times we are living in. There is a blindness to reality that is so nearly complete, that it might as well be total.

The only people who do seem to comprehend are the small minority of serious Christians; but the great majority of self-identified Christians in the mainstream churches are every bit as bad as the most fanatically Leftist atheist.

So we live in a totally divided world - a small minority of serious Christians and a mass majority of unserious Christians and mainstream materialists - and these two side cannot really connect because their basic assumptions are so vastly different, and there is no middle ground.

Anglican Unscripted is an excellent series that includes three serious Christians in the Anglican communion who discuss current issues - and here they address this divide that goes right through the Church of England and the Episcopal Church in the USA, and the Roman Catholic Church and the major non-conformist Protestants.

In their polite and friendly way Kevin, George and Gavin are absolutely clear about the appalling, historically unmatched evil of our current situation in The West - and the utter incomprehension of the Bishops and bureaucrats, the media and the politicians, and the great bulk of 'normal' people...


Francis Berger said...

That was a good discussion. It is refreshing to hear clergymen being this candid and upfront about the level of corruption within organized Christianity. Even so, I imagine what these gentlemen discussed represents but the tip of the corruption iceberg.

Bruce Charlton said...

@Francis - I expect you are correct. Yet we do not need to know exactly the nature of specifcis of corruption to know that it is present and lethal.

When I became a Christian, it quite quickly (over a few months) became evident that there was more corruption in the churches than not.

I did not know the nature of it, and indeed I assume the corruption was various; but my 'heart' told me that there were very few deserving of trust; and that it would indeed be actively, spiritually dangerous to trust most individuals.

Since then, some of the corruption has become much more explicit, and indeed publicly boasted about - but it was not difficult to discern once I had admitted the possibility/ probability.

And indeed, the great advantage of these times is that the corruption is no longer secret - but found in public statements and policies. Of course, there is a fog of lies which penetrates everywhere - but anyone who is grounded in Jesus has only themselves to blame if they fail to see what is so explicit.

Indeed, failure to discern the presence of corruption is nowadays and increasingly little more than an excuse for allying with evil against Good, an excuse not to repent.

Francis Berger said...

You're right about not needing to know all the details regarding the corruption. Knowing the corruption exists is the main thing. I sincerely hope more Christians will recognize the presence and reality of this corruption within organized Christianity moving forward.

whitestone said...

It seems like the entire nation/ west is under some kind of wicked spell.
On a separate note there are a number of videos on YouTube claiming that the Catholic Church invokes Lucifer during the Easter mass and claims that Christ is his son. I wonder if anyone could cast any light upon this as my Latin is limited to that of musculoskeletal anatomy. I suppose it depends upon how one defines the word Lucifer. Can’t begin to imagine that the Catholic Church would be publically praising the antichrist in broad daylight and broadcasting it the world over. Feel sure there must be an explanation for this. Christ being the son of the morning star/ Lucifer, for example. One supposes that this is how conspiracy theories get started.

Flammas eius lúcifer matutínus invéniat:
ille, inquam, lúcifer, qui nescit occásum.
Christus Fílius tuus,
qui, regréssus ab ínferis, humáno géneri serénus illúxit,
et vivit et regnat in sæcula sæculórum.

Bruce Charlton said...

According to Wik

it means

May this flame be found still burning
by the Morning Star:
the one Morning Star who never sets,
Christ your Son,
who, coming back from death's domain,
has shed his peaceful light on humanity,
and lives and reigns for ever and ever.

The Morning Star (Lucifer) is, presumably, a symbol of Jesus, a poetic metaphor/ kenning?

whitestone said...

Presumably yes. Anything else would be nothing short of unbelievable.