Saturday, July 18, 2020

Desecration of Churches and Christian Statues

FLORENCE 18 July 2020 (ORCNS)

Statement by Archfather Don Rutherford on the recent desecration of churches and Christian statues. 

If you ever wonder “what in the devil” is going on these days in our world, where disruption, discontent and destruction are the new norms, you are not far from the truth. Just look around.

For, the devil really is in the details.

And those details are everywhere the Church’s adversaries show their faces.

Of course these days, the devils who hate the Church, the devils who destroy religious objects...who decapitate statues of Jesus, the Blessed Virgin, and the Saints, who desecrate churches hide their faces in shame because they know that they are wrong. They are the new Taliban, the ones who want to destroy our way of life.

They know that hate is wrong. They know that defiling a church is wrong.

They lack souls. So they engage in desperate acts to find one.

They lack God’s love, and the capacity to love God, or even to love themselves. Thus, they lack forgiveness. And as a result, they lack hope.

If they have ever known love at all it is the conceit of their destructive opinions.

They are so frustrated, so full of self-loathing and self-contempt and painfully skewed self-awareness that their world is a living hell where they can never know peace.

Hate consumes them like a cancer that must spread, simply because it exists...and because we exist.

That’s why they must try to drag us all down to their miserable level. Because if God is good, the opposite of God is evil. Destroy God, and the Adversary can begin to call evil good.

That’s the devil of it all.

Ego Archipater R.