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‘God Loves You’ – 7 Strongest Defences Against The Anti-Christ According To Venerable Fulton Sheen 

‘God Loves You’ – 7 Strongest Defences Against The Anti-Christ According To Venerable Fulton Sheen 

Every Catholic needs to know this!

We previously talked about the 12 tricks of the Anti-Christ, as explained by the Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen in a 1947 radio broadcast. In the same segment, he also explained the 7 best defenses a Catholic can make. This is just as important to know!

Here are the 7 defenses according to Archbishop Sheen:

1) Catholics ought to stir up their faith, hang a crucifix in their homes to remind them that they have a cross to carry.

2) Gather the family together every night to recite the rosary.

3) Go to daily Mass.

4) Make the Holy Hour daily, in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord, particularly in parishes where pastors are conscious of the world’s need, and therefore conducts services of reparation.

5) Those who have the faith had better keep in the state of grace and those who have neither had better begin to find out what they mean, for in the coming age there will be only one way to stop your trembling knees, and that will be to get down on them and pray.

6) Pray to St. Michael: O Michael, Prince of the Morning, who conquered Lucifer who would make himself a god. When the world once cracked because of a sneer in heaven, you rose up and dragged down from the seven heavens the Pride that would look down on the Most High.

7) Pray to Our Lady, saying to her: It was to you as the Woman that was given the power to crush the head of the serpent who lied to men that they would be like unto gods. May you who did find Christ when He was lost for three days, find Him again, for our world has lost Him. Give to the senile incontinence of our verbiage the Word. And, as you did form the Word in your womb, form Him in our hearts. Lady of the Blue of Heaven, in these dark days light our lamps. Give back to us the light of the world, that a light may shine, even in these days of darkness. 

So let’s do it!

Here’s A Recording Of His Radio Broadcast On The Previous Post Titled: The 12 Tricks Of The Anti-Christ, As Explained By The Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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Christian Girl Burnt Alive For Turning Down A Muslim Man’s Marriage Proposal  

Christian Girl Burnt Alive For Turning Down A Muslim Man’s Marriage Proposal  

A Christian girl in Pakistan was burnt alive after refusing to marry a Muslim man and convert to Islam.

Asma Masih, 25, died in hospital on Sunday after turning down repeated proposals from a local Muslim man, according to Pakistan Today.


Her father, Yaqoob Masih, said Asma had gone to answer the door while working as a domestic help in Sialkot, north-eastern Pakistan, when she was attacked. Yaqoob, who was visiting the house she was working at, claimed he saw ‘Rizwan Gujjar fleeing from the scene while Asma was engulfed in flames’.

The local media reported that sub-inspector Muhammad Riaz of the Civil Lines police said Guijar had confessed to the attack and been arrested.

‘We have prepared the charge-sheet and sent him to jail,’ he said.

Nasir Saeed, director of CLAAS-UK, a Christian persecution charity working in Pakistan, said that Christian girls are looked upon as inferior and as a cheap commodity. 

He told Christian Today that while some laws are in place, such as the Protection Against Harassment of Women at Workplace (Amendment) Act 2010 and the Protection of Women Against Violence Bill 2015, they are difficult to enforce.

Women remain in danger and Pakistan is considered the third most dangerous country in the world for women and children, he said.

‘They are often harassed and intimidated at their workplace. They are often asked to convert to Islam and to marry Muslim colleagues,’ he told Christian Today.

‘If they refuse, they will have face dire consequences – sometimes they are kidnaped and forcibly converted to Islam, and sometimes they are attacked with acid. Such cases are becoming everyday matters and the police hardly make any advances, especially if the victim is Christian.’

Source:

Christian Today 

‘I’m Happy My Daughter Did Not Deny Christ! – Father Of Christian Teenager Abducted By Boko Haram 

‘I’m Happy My Daughter Did Not Deny Christ! – Father Of Christian Teenager Abducted By Boko Haram 

Liya Sharibu

​I’M HAPPY MY DAUGHTER DID NOT DENY CHRIST!
Nata Sharibu, father of the only student of Federal Government Science and Technical College, Dapchi Yobe state Nigeria, who is yet to be freed, says Boko Haram insurgents decided not to release his daughter because she refused to denounce Christ.

A total of 110 students were abducted when insurgents raided the school on Monday February, 19 2018.

In a surprising manner, Boko Haram fighters returned the girls to Dapchi on Wednesday 21, March. The Cable had earlier reported that Liya Sharibu did not make it back to Dapchi apart from the five schoolgirls who reportedly lost their lives.

Speaking on RayPower FM shortly after the students were released, the girl’s father said he learnt that the insurgents gave his daughter the option of converting to Islam but she rejected it.

He expressed delight over her stance but prayed for her return.

“All of them were released. They said some were dead there and my daughter is alive but they cannot release her because she is a Christian,” he said.

“They gave her the option of converting in order to be released but she said she will never become a Muslim… I am very sad but I am also jubilating too because my daughter did not denounce”.

People of God, please let us rise in prayer for Liya Sharibu that the hand of the Lord will be upon her, that the Lord should deliver her from the den of lions and bring her back safely without being molested. 

Please let us arise and pray for this girl. If you are a true Christian send this message to other Christians and dedicate at least 3 minutes each day to pray for this girl till she’s released. God bless you.

10 Good Reasons To Save Sex Till Marriage 

10 Good Reasons To Save Sex Till Marriage 

What’s love got to do with it?

Purity and chastity seem to be virtues that have gone out of fashion. The crisis of values ​​has led many young people to see sex as the center of their dating relationship. Sexually active men are considered “winners” and women “experienced,” while someone who saves him or herself in chastity is taken to be a prude, sexually incapable, or repressed by the Church. However, the reality is completely the opposite. Let’s take a look at 10 reasons to promote sexual abstinence among our youth.
 

1. It promotes good communication in dating. When a couple practices abstinence, their communication is good because they are not just focused on pleasure but on the joy of sharing their views and experiences; moreover, their conversations are deeper. By contrast, physical intimacy is an easy way to relate, but it overshadows other forms of communication. It is a way of avoiding the real work involved in emotional intimacy, like talking about deep personal issues and working on the basic differences between the two of you.

 

2. The friendship in your relationship grows. Physical closeness can lead teenagers to think they are emotionally close, when in fact they are not. A romantic relationship essentially consists in cultivating a friendship, and there is no friendship without conversation and shared interests. Personal conversation creates friendships and helps us to discover one another and get to know the other’s qualities and flaws. Some young people are driven by passion, and when they get to know each other more deeply, they end up disenchanted. And they did not get to know each other because they never got to be friends; instead, they were “friends with benefits.”


3. There is a better relationship with both sets of parents. When men and women respect each other, their love matures and improves their friendship with both sets of parents. Generally, parents prefer their unmarried children to live lives of sexual continence, and they are concerned if they know their children are sexually active without being married. When a couple knows they have to hide their sexual relations, their guilt and stress grow. Couples who decide to wait relate more amicably with their own parents and with their beloved’s parents.


4. You feel more free to question whether you should continue the relationship. Sexual relationships have the power to strongly unite two people, and can prolong an unhealthy relationship based on physical attraction or the need for security. A person may feel “trapped” in a relationship that they would like to end, but they can’t find their way out.  A person who is not having sex can more easily break the emotional bond to the other, because there has not been such powerful intimacy on the physical level. Moreover, if the woman gets pregnant, both partners do not feel as free to decide to get separated, get married, go to work, and so on.

 

5. It encourages generosity instead of selfishness. Sexual relations in dating can lead to selfishness and a focus on self-satisfaction. They can lead people to feel like they are competing with others whom their partner may find more attractive. It fosters insecurity and selfishness, because when you get sexually intimate, the tendency is to ask for more and more.


6. There is less risk of physical or verbal abuse. Sex outside of marriage is associated with violence and other forms of abuse. For example, there is more than twice the physical aggression among couples living together without any commitment than among married couples. There is less jealousy and less selfishness in dating couples who decide to postpone sexual activity than in those who are driven by passion.


7. It increases the repertoire of ways to show affection. The couple who practices abstinence finds new ways to show affection; they must use inventiveness and ingenuity to have a good time and to demonstrate their interest in each other. The relationship becomes stronger as they have more opportunities to get to know each other’s character and habits, and learn the ways to maintain the relationship.


8. The couple is more likely to succeed in marriage. Research has shown that couples who have cohabited are more likely to divorce than those who have not cohabited.


9. If you decide to break off the relationship, it will hurt less. The ties that sexual activity forms bind us strongly to the other person, so if there is a break-up, the resulting pain is more intense. When you have not been physically intimate and decide to break up, the separation is less devastating.


10. Most importantly, you’ll feel better about yourself. Sexually active adolescents often lose their self-esteem and admit that they live with guilt. When they decide to let go of physical intimacy, they feel new and grow as people. They enhance their intellectual, artistic, and social potential as they put all that creative energy into developing their talents.

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