Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Great Battle

A long time ago this had been predicted by God. You read this in the Bible. All of us, like it or not, get involved, one way or another. It’s the everlasting fight between good and evil, God and the Devil.

Now the battle is to protect the first right of man: human life. As God had decreed in the first chapter of the Bible: “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and conquer it” (Gen. 1:25). While agents of darkness campaign to diminish life by abortifacients and abortion, the Church’s voice asks to consider the sacredness of life and the family and to improve rather the resources for a better quality of life and education so as to form future citizens of the kingdom of heaven. Not to limit life’s guests but rather increase the food for the partakers of the table of life.

The Bible describes that continuing battle this way: “Yahweh God said to the serpent, Since you have done that, be cursed among all the cattle and wild beasts! You will crawl on your belly and eat dust all the days of your life. I will make you enemies, you and the woman, your offspring and her offspring. He will crush your head and you will strike his heel” (Gen. 3:14-15). “When the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. Then the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly into the desert where she would be looked after for three and a half years. The serpent poured water out of his mouth after the woman, to carry her away in the flood, but the earth came to her rescue: it opened its mouth and swallowed the flood which the dragon had poured from its mouth. Then the dragon was furious with the woman and went off to wage war on the rest of her children, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus” (Rev. 12:13-17).

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