The Hypocrite Church
"It shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be delivered."
— Joel 2: 12
"In Jeremiah's day the false prophets had the biggest crowds. The true prophet could hardly get folks together. In Jeremiah's day the thing that was so heavy on his heart was the false prophets told the people what they wanted to hear. And the people naturally flocked. And when he would start to prophesy the true word of the Lord the people would say, 'Would you get this guy to shut up. Could somebody take care of this guy? We don't want to hear this anymore.' There's all kinds of phony people now. Huge followings. You just turn on some of the Christian television. It's enough to make you sick. And they've got people writing checks all over the whole country for them. And they're not even close. But because of the Biblical illiteracy among the people they don't know the genuine from the false because only through knowing God's word are we going to know what's true. "
"Avarice is the material expression of one's own insufficiency and a challenge to the sublime truth that 'our sufficiency is from God.' Filling up its own lack at the storehouse of the earthly, the soul hopes to find at least a temporary escape from Divinity itself. All intense interest in luxury is a mark of inner poverty. The less grace there is in the soul, the more ornament must be on the body. It was only after Adam and Eve fell that they perceived themselves to be naked; when their souls were rich with original justice, their bodies were so suffused with its reflection that they felt no need for clothes. But once the Divine-internal was lost, they sought a compensation in the material, the external. Excessive dedication to temporal security is one of the ways a society's loss of eternal security manifests itself. The quest for wealth and luxury can be infinite, and for the moment it satisfies the godless souls. A man can reach a point of marginal utility in the accumulation of ice-cream cones but not in the accumulation of credits, for there is an infinity to these ambitions. Thus does man seek to become God in gratifying limitless desires for riches, when he impoverishes himself from within. "Life wants to secure itself against the void that is raging within. The risk of eternal void is to be met by the premium of temporal insurance... social security, old age pensions, etc. It springs no less from the metaphysical despair than from material misery.' (Franz Werfel, Between Heaven and Earth)" — Fulton J. Sheen, Peace of Soul (1949)
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For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of god, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
— 2 Corinthians 10: 3-5