Spiritual Warfare and the Coming Persecution

I just watched this video of Glenn Beck talking about the Catholic Church and thought it was great.  He talks about how the Vatican is strengthening itself for spiritual battle and the harsh persecution against Catholics that is surely coming (and has already started).  It is imperative for every Catholic to realize the reality of the spiritual battle we truly fight every day.

Watch the video:  Catholics Under Attack

Ephesians 6: 10-17: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

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2 thoughts on “Spiritual Warfare and the Coming Persecution

  1. farmwench

    Please excersice sharp and discerning critical thinking skills when it comes to Glenn Beck. In the not to distant past, he has said things about the Catholic Church, the Holy Father, and the bisphops that were, at the very least, “uncharitable”. And that it putting it VERY charitably.

    For 2 thousand years there has always been persecutions. This is nothing new, nor will it go away. Our Lord promised that this would be. Dont get flustered by it. Dont let it rob you of God’s love. Dont let it divided you from Him or others.

    We need to pray for those who persecute us. There will always be Judas’ amongst us. Always.

    1. prplcatz58

      Thanks for the comment! I agreed with the contents of the video and thought it was an important message, regardless of the reputation of Beck. Of course Catholics and all Christians have always been persecuted in a special way, but at certain points throughout history, that persecution has become more targeted and widespread. I believe that this is one of those times, because our beliefs are in stark contrast to the values of our general culture.

      And I promise that my confidence in God will not be shaken – the strong and united stand our Church is making is certainly strengthening my resolve to fight for the truth.

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