The pride that is our deadliest enemy.

Any nation’s prosperity is followed by sin.  That is followed insecure rulers who must levy ever higher taxes to keep people in line.   Rounds of subsequent inflation are followed by invasion or collapse.
The Old Testament provides examples.

Solomon allowed  religions that practiced child sacrifice to corrupt his kingdom.  God responded by sending armies to weaken Solomon.  The Kingdom put together by David lasted through Solomon.  It was split when Solomon’s son took the throne and raised taxes on the Northern Tribes.  They had tolerated the child sacrifice.  They would not stand for Jeroboam’s attack on their assets.

Today the formerly faithful Catholic nations have embraced abortion, the sacrifice of the most helpless children.  God, again, has set up opposition.  Mohammedan invaders are taking over the formerly Catholic nations.

One thing is clear. God divides people, and nations, into good and evil.  1 Kings 11 describes the transfer from Solomon to the Northern Kingdom.  We see, before our very eyes, the transfer from the sons of Jacob to the freedom-hating descendants of Ishmael.

God wants us to be free.  We whose nations use that freedom to kill hundreds of millions of unborn babies are being destroyed, just as Solomon’s Kingdom ended up being shattered, looted, and lost.

We see what we must do in the 81st Psalm:

“My people heard not my voice,
and Israel obeyed me not;
So I gave them up to the hardness of their hearts;
they walked according to their own counsels.”

“If only my people would hear me,
and Israel walk in my ways,
Quickly would I humble their enemies;
against their foes I would turn my hand.”

It is clear.  God will not help us as long as we are in over 40,000 separate schisms, all competing for members and money.  That confusion has allowed abortion, the child sacrifice of our day.

God will not help us as long as we tolerate abortion.  Abortion will exist as long as Pro-Life people are scattered into countless schisms.

To get His help, we must renounce being in schism.  And, we must condemn the prideful thought process that leads any person to conclude that the words of Jesus, “Thou art Peter and on this rock I build My Church . . .” should be be ignored in favor of some man-invented group.

We who are Pro-Life are at war with the greatest human pride of all:  “My man-invented schism is just as good as The Church Jesus founded on St. Peter.”

The pride that is our deadliest enemy.