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24 November 19

This elite are corrupt, within the church included. If you have a strong stomach, follow this link to Barnhardt, that one woman /pol/ of Catholicism. Because she documents how corruption happens. Or turn (again, you need to take something for the nausea) to Mundabor’s dissection of how we have made our children vulnerable.

I have a fair amount of respect for our Papist Brothers and Sisters, for they are prepared to be insensitive. We should not be sensitive to evil. There is an industry behind each and every evil and addiction. We should not be part of it.

We should not be trust those who say all is well. All is not well. This earth groans under the oppression of the woke, and the evil they say is good. Their sponsors want to have their little secrets and their blackmail.

But Christ knows. He knows how the elite think. He died to save us from the evil within us, and to reconcile us with God. Even when dying, he saved a thief — but not the elite who mocked him. For the thief repented.

Jeremiah 23:1-6

23 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. 2 Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the Lord. 3 Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. 4 I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the Lord.

5 “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6 In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The Lord is our righteousness.’

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Luke 23:33-43

33 And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. 35 And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” 36 The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine 37 and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 38 There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”

39 One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

Ignore the elite. As much as possible, and this takes prayer and faith, do not worry and fear. Yes, you will be anxious: whenever you make a big decision you will be so tempted.

But Christ has risen from the grave, and is preeminent. He is our fortress, and in him we do not need to let fear rule us.