Is This the Worst Time Ever…
…for the Church.
Taken from a clip of a longer discussion with Ralph Martin at Pints With Aquinas. The entire clip is six minutes, and it is taken from a much longer conversation which I may treat in the future.
Matt Fradd, the host of the channel, begins by offering: There have been many times in Church history where there has been confusion and sin in the Church, even the pope. What does Martin say?
Is this the worst time ever? I don’t know, but we do have some unique things right now. We have confusion in the Church happening at the same time as we have this incredible array of the powers of this world against Christ and His Church.
Confusion in the Church has happened often. It hasn’t happened often at the same time as society also wanting to crush the Church.
Martin then goes to Psalms 2: 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed….
All the levers of power, culture, entertainment, even professional sports going woke and persecuting people for not going along with the global elite agenda. Education….
He speaks to public schools. Of course, we cannot forget the universities.
I don’t think you can explain how quick and how thorough it’s been without supernatural power.
Ephesians 6:12 is offered, a verse I have leaned on many times when considering our situation today: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Those are instruments of spiritual powers which are incredibly intelligent and incredibly hate filled toward Christ.
This is exactly the theme I have written on here. We are governed by evil men doing the work of Satan. By governed, I don’t refer to only state actors. Church leaders are also featured, and Jesus warned us of such as these.
Martin then takes aim at his own Catholic Church; he is concerned that the Ch
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