Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Second Person in the Blessed Trinity warned us:
22 And unless those days had been shortened, no flesh should be saved: but for the sake of the elect those days shall be shortened.
Throughout history, Catholics have experienced persecution. In the past one-hundred plus years, persecution of all denominations of Christians has increased and become worse.
We see daily the increase of those who hate Christianity wreaking havoc on communities in the Middle East, Africa. and through suppressive laws in all Western countries.
The culture of lies hides the truth about killings throughout the world. Journalist James Foley was a Catholic. He possibly was saying the rosary at the time of his death. Pope Francis has called him a martyr.
The culture of lies in the US and in Europe can spin webs concerning why the Islamic militants are killing innocent people, civilians, children. Spinning lies in the media about killings being in retaliation for foreign intervention hides the reality of the motivation of the killers.
Several weeks ago, one militant stated on twitter that Rome was next. The secularists simply do not understand religious-based hatred of Christianity. The secular media consistently misses or purposefully distorts the Truth.
Even though most Americans are no longer practicing Christians, holding anti-Christian ideals such as abortion, contraception, consumerism, and falling into grievous sins of greed and lust, those outside of America still see the US as the most powerful Christian country in the world. Our entire country was, at one time, imbued with Christian principles of freedom and faith.
To lie about the real hatred of God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit does not help to bring about peace, and hinders understanding of what is happening abroad.
The building of the caliphate is a reality for millions of people on this earth, not merely militaristic jargon. Many years ago, I heard an honest statement from a woman on television the day after 9/11. A Muslim woman, who worked for some think-tank on Muslim affairs, was being interviewed and she stated plainly that the goal of Islam was to put the entire earth under the rule of Allah and Muslim law. I never saw her again on television. She spoke the plain truth from her point of view.
Truth is suppressed when people blind themselves by sin and corruption. I pray that Catholics learn history, look at their own heritage of truth, and begin to question the culture of lies.
Otherwise, we shall all fall into chaos, as the Father of Lies wants as many people to go to hell as possible. Chaos and lying hold hands. Do not succumb to the culture of lies.
There is only one way for all men to be saved and to be "good", and that is through Jesus Christ. There is no other way. God told us this.
14 Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father's house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I shall go, and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will take you to myself; that where I am, you also may be.
4 And whither I go you know, and the way you know.
5 Thomas saith to him: Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
6 Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.
7 If you had known me, you would without doubt have known my Father also: and from henceforth you shall know him, and you have seen him.
8 Philip saith to him: Lord, shew us the Father, and it is enough for us.
9 Jesus saith to him: Have I been so long a time with you; and have you not known me? Philip, he that seeth me seeth the Father also. How sayest thou, shew us the Father?