In the service on Sunday, I considered that there will be a reckoning. I don’t like the message of this time and the warning but it is this: unless we repent there will be a death count. The time that we had, when we could easily move back to being a people of peace, has gone. The nations are divided. I’m quoting a secular cynic, Jim Kunstler, because his description is accurate.
It’s pretty clear that citizens of the liberal democracies are fed up with being pushed around, jabbed, driven out of business, lied-to, gaslighted, and deprived of their livelihoods. They increasingly can’t believe any of the bullshit issued by the medical establishment and its political hand-maidens, and why should they? The countries with the highest vaccination rates also happen to be the ones with the highest Covid cases. Countries with low vaccination rates and widespread use of early treatment with common drugs have low Covid cases. Two weeks after Japan okayed the use of Ivermectin in mid-November of this year, cases fell from a big surge down to near zero. What part of that is complicated?
The people are out in the streets all over the world now. They have only begun to express their rage at the Covid narrative-driven new fashion for tyrannical government — government not of, for, and by the people, but over, on top of, and in spite of them. In Austria, an opéra bouffe toyland suddenly inflamed with Nazi-style strong-arming of its own citizens, the cops and the army may be switching their allegiance away from the government to the folks moiling in the streets. This is exactly the kind of country and the type of situation where governments fall. And when Austria goes down, others will follow.
Next door, outgoing German health minister, Jens Spahn, issued a warning that by the end of winter “pretty much everyone in Germany will be vaccinated, recovered or dead.” Was that supposed to be reassuring? Somewhere out in the universe’s recurve of time, the spirit of Dr. Josef Mengele is doing an end-zone dance. Down in Australia two frisky teens called in a threat to behead the premier (i.e., governor) of West Australia (capital: Perth). The world is suddenly remembering the back-story behind the old political phrase heads will roll, namely, what happens to the folks-in-charge when they piss-off enough of the people whose affairs they are responsible for running.
Son one called. He’s realizing that the promise of freedom, and the vaccine pass, has a due date. Freedom is now dealt out by political dealers. His anger is significant. He is not the only one.
Despite what many detractors think of me, the reality is that the title of this post is being extremely charitable. I am assuming error where Bp. Sanborn himself refers to the VAERS results and states that (paraphrasing) “we don’t even know if the adverse reactions are related to the vaccines” That is PRECISELY wrong. The VAERS site exists specifically for listing adverse reactions within a certain period of vaccination. But perhaps you are one of the utter morons that believes that 108 professional athletes collapsing on live television in the field of games like soccer, basketball, etc etc in the last few months, something that has NEVER happened before in the entire history of television, is —as the newspapers would have you believe— just “coincidence”. If you are that limited in your powers of observation, then perhaps, you might actually believe that all the sudden deaths from Cardiac Infarctions, Pulmonary and Brain Embolisms, and other noted side effects directly related to what is known as the “clot-shot” are not related to the non-vaccine, genetic experimental Pfizer, AstroZeneca, etc “Covid-19” injections at all. You may of course, also believe that there is no correlation between you walking in the rain without an umbrella and getting wet.
[Come on. Do you think I was not going to quote that rant?]
Those who think they are strong, will find the tables turn. This is what happens in crises: the engineered this one, and they have to deal with the fall out.
But those who repent will be saved. This time is short. The next life is long. The prophets and Christ himself say this.
It is up to us, individually and together, to choose life, and not this (retailed) addiction to false hope.
24 Therefore the Lord declares,
the Lord of hosts,
the Mighty One of Israel:
“Ah, I will get relief from my enemies
and avenge myself on my foes.
25 I will turn my hand against you
and will smelt away your dross as with lye
and remove all your alloy.
26 And I will restore your judges as at the first,
and your counsellors as at the beginning.
Afterwards you shall be called the city of righteousness,
the faithful city.”
27 Zion shall be redeemed by justice,
and those in her who repent, by righteousness.
28 But rebels and sinners shall be broken together,
and those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.
29 For they shall be ashamed of the oaks
that you desired;
and you shall blush for the gardens
that you have chosen.
30 For you shall be like an oak
whose leaf withers,
and like a garden without water.
31 And the strong shall become tinder,
and his work a spark,
and both of them shall burn together,
with none to quench them.
29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an evil generation. It seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. 30 For as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. 31 The queen of the South will rise up at the judgement with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here. 32 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgement with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
There is something greater than Jonah in the world, and it is the gospel. Those who are of Christ make up the church. We are flawed, and perhaps we should be in the streets more. I have shaken hands many times with a faithful Catholic brother who stands outside the hospital on Fridays as a silent witness that pregnancies are being terminated: something the government proclaims is an essential part of women’s health, as it removes all conscience clauses and mandates the jab.
I’m not Papist. But Mundabor and the Kurgan are saying what we all believe. Death will come to us all, and after that a judgement. For we have all sinned. Which is why we all need Christ. If there was an alternative to the cross, Christ would not come. God instead became flesh because only God could save us.
The religion of niceness sees (nice) heathens all around us and automatically welcomes them into the fantasy of almost universal salvation. Even those few who (used to) go to church are, nowadays, bombarded with homilies which never say, but constantly imply, that baptism of desire is just like Covid and will, sooner or later, get pretty much everybody. Possibly even worse, we live in times where even Bishops tell us that they “dare” to hope this and that (say: that hell is empty), thus signalling that it is good to dare to hope something that, in fact, Christianity never said. In short, it’s as if the “encounter with Christ” would be something that only serial killers and North Korean dictators manage to somewhat avoid.
It is not so.
Firstly, invincible ignorance must be invincible. It seems to me that pretty much nobody, and I mean pretty much nobody, who lives in the West and is constantly exposed to signs of Christian life can claim such invincibility. You might conceive an exception for the 72 years old grandma who came here to the UK in tow of some son or nephew working as a programmer, or fake refugee, refuses to even learn the language, and lives all day in isolation in her council house waiting to die, but I think it ends there. For all others (that is: for the vast, vast majority of those living in the West), there can be no invincible ignorance with churches still scattered everywhere. Therefore, the vast majority of your colleagues lose, unless they convert, for this reason alone.
Secondly, this invincible ignorance, in itself, does not save. It’s not that everybody who never could know the Church will be fine. If it were so, it would be better to be born, live and die as a heathen in the Amazonian forest rather than living with the desire to know, serve and love God in a Christian Country.
Grandma Nitiya in her Indian village may not even know how a church looks like, or that Christians exist. But being a heathen, she will most likely die with a multitude of mortal sins on her conscience. Granted, an extremely small minority of such grandmas (or grandpas) will have, by God’s grace, the necessary knowledge engraved in their hearts (this must include that there is only one God), and will be provided with such a goodness of heart as to not die in mortal sin; but you can see for yourself how high this bar is, and how few are those who live and die in such a way.
This is not Mundabor having a bad day. This is what Christianity has always taught. This is, also, why infant baptism exists. A world that forgets Christ readily forgets the importance of being baptised because hey, everybody with his “heart in the right place” is baptised by desire, surely?
It is important to remind ourselves of the harsh truths of God. It does not mean that we will plant ourselves on the corner of a street and cry: “Repent!!” to the passers-by, as some virtue-signalling Protestants do. We are Catholics, and we don’t go around talking to those who don’t want to listen. But what it means is that we need to be vigilant, use the virtue of Prudence and use every occasion we have to try to warn the infidels and heathens around us of what it is that the Church teaches about their eternal destiny.
I have considerable limits on what I can say in public. I am limited, much more than a few years ago. To be of Christ is to be suspect: Christopher Luxon, who has just become the leader of the opposition in New Zealand, is an evangelical and he was instantly questioned on his faith and how this would affect his ability to do the job.
But in this place there is but one job right now. It is to call as many as possible back to Christ. In him is unity. Our leaders may divide and rule, they may reject Christ. They may choose the old idols, or new.
But I pray this: that me and my house continue to serve the LORD.