Why We Are Obligated To Teach And Warn Our Children Of Hell

Why We Are Obligated To Teach And Warn Our Children Of Hell

How We Are Obligated To Teach And Warn Our Children Of Hell.

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‘The Blessed Virgin, one’s guardian angel, all the saints, love a man, however wicked, as long as he lives on earth. 

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But once he is condemned by God, then God’s friends agree in God’s judgment and condemnation. For all eternity they will not have a kind thought for this wretched soul. Rather they will be satisfied to see him in the flames as a victim of God’s justice. (“The just shall rejoice when he shall see the revenge” – Ps. 57:11.) 

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‘They will abhor him. A mother will look from paradise upon her own condemned son in hell without being moved, as though she had never known him’. (“Better for him had he never been born” – Mk. 14:21).’ 

– (St. Anthony Mary Claret).

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At Portugal 100 years ago, Our Lady of Fatima chose to appear to three poor children to give Her messages to them to avoid the wrath of Heaven for man’s numerous sins. Our Lady showed them the fire of Hell. She exposes the children to a vision of the suffering in Hell, in order to move them to try and stop more souls from falling into Hell. She wants them to suffer greatly here below, in order to stop souls having to suffer even more greatly in Hell below! Do we have the courage to tell that to our ten, eight and seven year olds? Or have we desensitized ourselves to the bitterness and pain of Hell, by our sugary and painless version of the Faith today? 
Today, to speak of Hell is almost a tabboo—not just in Liberal circles, but also in Conservative circles. We could almost rephrase the saying: “Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” into “Speak not of Hell, Listen not about Hell, Think not of Hell” and perhaps with some luck, Hell will just go away and leave us alone! “Let sleeping dogs lie” and so “Let the devil lie”! Well, actually, the devil will lie, but not in the way we think! He won’t lie down, but he will tell lie upon lie to drag our souls into Hell. Some of those lies are: 

There is no Hell! There is no devil! There is no sin! Just believe in Jesus and you are saved! All souls go to Heaven, no matter what! 

Our Lady burst that bubble of lies at Fatima. Yes, there is a Hell. Yes, there is a Purgatory. Yes, most souls go to Hell. Yes, the good, sweet, loving God does punish little girls in Purgatory and keeps them there until the end of the world. Yes, God does demand a lot of suffering from us in this world, even from little children, if we and they want to avoid Hell for ourselves and those around us. This R-rated apparition was not shown to adults, but to little children, aged ten, eight and seven. What is our version of the Faith like? Is it full of realism, like Our Lady’s version? Or is it sugary, honeyed, candied, fun-loving cartoon version of the Faith! “Be not deceived, God is not mocked!” (Galatians 6:7). “Unless you shall do penance, you shall all likewise perish!” (Luke 13:3). Those who end up in Hell, find that there is no sugar, honey, candy or popcorn down there! Isn’t that the message Our Lady tried to communicate, before we twisted, watered-down and sugared her version of the story?

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Let us not be afraid of Hell. Let us not be afraid to suffer much to avoid Hell. Let us not be afraid to tell our children, family, relatives and friends about Hell. For Our Lady was not afraid to come from Heaven to tell us these things!

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How A Young Child Was Condemned To Hell As Told By Pope St Gregory The Great. 

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Let us not doubt that baptized babies who die in their infant years will enter into the heavenly Kingdom. We should not, however, believe that all those infants who have begun to speak will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. For the entrance to the Kingdom of Heaven will be closed to many babies because of their parents’ bad rearing. In this city, there lives a certain man who is known to all; three years ago, this man had a son who, if I recall, would then have been about five years old, for whom he had such human love that he did not even try to discipline him. 

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For this reason, the boy, when someone prevented him from getting his way, used to blaspheme the magnificence of God – and let me emphasize that this is something dangerous. 

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When, three years ago, a deadly plague fell upon the region where he lived, this young boy succumbed to it and was near death. As eyewitnesses recounted, while the father took the child into his arms, the boy himself saw evil spirits coming for him. The boy began to tremble, to blink his eyes in fear, and to cry out in despair to his father: “Father, save me, protect me.” Simultaneously, as he cried, he turned his face towards his father’s chest, as though wanting to be hidden. 

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When the father saw his son trembling, in agony he asked him what he had seen. The son answered: “Black creatures came to me and wanted to take me away with them.” No sooner had he finished this phrase, than he immediately blasphemed the name of the Divine Magnificence and, with this blasphemy, expired. 

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Thus, God, the All-Powerful, in order to show by what sin the boy was given over to these evil servants, allowed him to die with this sin which his father, while the boy was alive, did nothing to prevent. And this boy whom God allowed, by His mercy, to live as a blasphemer, by His righteous judgment was also permitted to blaspheme at his death, so that his careless father might know well his sin. For this father, being indifferent to the soul of his young son, reared for the Gehenna of fire not an insignificant sinner, but a great sinner.’ 

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– Pope St. Gregory the Great

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The Blessed Virgin Reveals to a Great Sinner How a Child Had Been Condemned to hell for Mortal Sin.

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This story comes from by Rupensis (Ros. Sacr. p. 5, c. 60.), and by  Boniface (Stor. Virg. 1. 1, c. 11.), that in Florence there lived a young girl, named Benedetta (the blessed), although she might better have been called Maladetta (the cursed), from the evil life she was living. One day she received the Grace of hearing St. Dominic preach and recieved confession and absolution from the saint and was directed by him to pray the Rosary daily. The girl soon gave way to sin once again and back to her wicked life. God, in order to confirm her in her good life, one day showed hell to her, and some persons there who had been already condemned on her account. Then opening a book, he made her read in it the frightful record of her sins. The penitent shuddered at the sight, and, full of confidence, had recourse to Mary, asked her help, and learned that this divine mother had already obtained from God for her time enough to mourn for her numerous sins. After the Vision, The Blessed Virgin revealed many mercies our Lord and Lady have done for her but She also revealed to her that a child of only eight years of age, with one mortal sin only, had been that day condemned to hell!

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