Let’s Get Hell and the Devil Straightened Out

Fr. Zuhlsdorf’s, Are You Watching the Show Lucifer?

From Fr. John Zuhlsdorf’s Blog:

I occasionally turn on a regular network TV station. My gorge rises and I flee back to books, cable news or DVDs.

I understand that there is now a TV series called Lucifer. I won’t be seeing that one.

However, a priest friend sent me an SMS about it:

Have you heard about this horrible new show Lucifer? I watched it last night just because I am sure that many of my parishioners will have done so. It is super new age, with all the stupid notions of the need for the existence of good and evil to create balance, etc.

Lucifer is bored with hell so he incarnates on earth to do good for humanity, and this results in a ‘lack of balance between heaven and hell’ it is basically blasphemous….

Blasphemous and stupid.

My IQ dropped a few points just learning of this show.

Let’s be clear about the Enemy of the soul and fallen angels.

“But Father!  But Father!”, some numb-skulls are whimpering, “We don’t focus on these things any more!  We are now happy in our faith communities and the sharing of fellowship and we all go to heaven together so we can be in fellowship and communities of sharing and be with our pets. Vatican II did away with all this devil talk and nonsense about people going to hell.  That’s all people like you can talk about but you hate Vatican II!  Don’t listen to Fr. Z! Everyone sing! ♫ ♫ My  little pony… my little pony…♫ ♫”

Sure, we must also talk about heaven and goodness and joy and kitties and sunshine and birthday cakes.  Let’s get this Hell and Devil thing straightened out because it’s been neglected for far too long.

Priests and bishops who don’t teach about Hell will probably wind up there.

It is the job of every bishop and priest to keep as many of you as possible out of Hell.

As I have noted before, the greatest accomplishment of the Enemy of our souls is to deceive people that the Enemy doesn’t exist … that there is no Hell … that people can’t go to Hell … that no one is in Hell, … that evil is somehow a necessary component of existence… blah blah blah.

The Devil exists.  Fallen angels re real, personal beings.  There is nothing cute about the Enemy.

Fallen angels hate you with a malice no human can imagine.  They have an intellect that surpasses our mere human faculties in a way that we can’t fathom.   They never tire.  They are relentless.  They are real.  If you don’t believe in the existence of malicious fallen angels, you are in serious risk of joining them in Hell.  This is no joke.

The Devil and the fallen angels hate you.

They have angelic abilities. They never sleep, never tire, are never distracted, have no need to travel from point a to b, and they never miss what you are up to.

Think this through.

Imagine what sort of profile on you some government agency could put together.  I’ve written on this before, but it bears dredging up and repeating.

Imagine that government agencies want to build a psychological profile of you, much as the FBI might when they use clues and evidence to hunt down an unknown serial killer.

These government agents, let’s call it The Agency, teamed up with a newly minted Dem President’s Domestic Security Force, are profiling Catholics.  Real Catholics are, of course, terrorists and dissidents: they refuse to worship Moloch and offer sacrifices of incense to the statue of the POTUS.

Said Agency and DSF plot your movements through your mobile phone and car’s GPS as you move in and out of cells which they monitor to triangulate your location.  They learn something about you through your patterns of travel.  They learn about your tastes and interests through your purchasing history.  They monitor your calls, where you go on the internet, what you write and read in your email and on webpages.  They look at all your online transactions. Through your credit card records they hunt up the actual receipts and examine what you bought at every store…  including those embarrassing things.  After all, you leave amazingly information-rich and detailed trails and clues to who you are with every move and purchase.  The Agency and DSF review all your library checkouts, your magazine subscriptions, your movie going habits, your DVD choices through Netflix or digital downloads through Amazon and iTunes.  They watch your channel selections through your cable or satellite. All this information can be mined.  They watch your every interaction with your friends… and strangers too, for that matter, with listening devices and cameras.  After gathering all this information, the Agency’s profiling experts build a picture of you, get into your head.   They figure out what you are about, who you are, and what you going to do next.

They are merely humans with a lot of bits of information.

How much better can fallen angels, the demons do this?

Angels, the holy angels and the fallen, have never missed anything of your lives since the instant of your conception.  And they never forget. Anything.

Fallen angels, the enemy, the Devil, can’t literally get into our heads or thoughts or touch our will, but they don’t have to in order to know us really well.

And they hate you.   They hate you.  They hate you.

With relentless malice the “prince of this world” works to trick you into letting him have some control in your life.  Demons cleverly and with perfect timing stimulate your appetites and passions based on how well they know your proclivities.   They strive to twist your heart and mind away from God in order to diminish – even by a little – the love everyone will share in heaven as they shine in the magnified glory of the Trinity.

When a soul is lost to Hell, and I think that happens a lot, the Enemy crows, “That’s one more You don’t have!”

The Devil and other demons are always held in check by God.  They cannot simply have their way with us or the material cosmos around us unless God permits it according to His plan.   But they are devious and tireless.

Remember your Guardian Angels.  Call on them to help you.  Remember Our Lady, Queen of Angels.  Remember St. Joseph, whom we invoke in his beautiful litany as the “Terror daemonum… the Terror of demons”.

If you don’t believe in the Enemy and Hell, you will probably wind up there. And if you choose that fate, it would be better for you had you never been born (cf Matthew 26:24).

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3 comments to Let’s Get Hell and the Devil Straightened Out

  • Marian

    I know for a fact, because I belong to a secular forum, that “they” are trying to turn our common enemy into a benevolent entity.

    Be on your guard at all times. The only acceptable group to hate at the moment are Christians in general, and Catholics in particular. Many more than you realize have already been conditioned to despise us as we are being blamed for all of the evil ever to have existed in this world. There may come a time sooner than we think that we will be hauled off to camps and/or put to death, and those that will willingly do so will think they are doing humanity a service. Just as Our Lord said.

  • Michael D.

    This is a good article and I agree with the message that demons don’t want us to know they exist. However, the fallen angels are not omnipresent. They can’t be everywhere to watch everyone all the time. This does not mean we should not have a proper respect for their angelic nature, but we should also not assign them attributes only God possesses.

  • I thank you tremendously for writing this article. It is and should be very eye opening. I too, watched it to see what it would be like. Naturally, the “devil” is a very nice looking man and has such clever one liners, such charm. It almost makes you forget what he is all about. I don’t usually watch anything where the devil is concerned because I do believe in the power to pull you in. I hope that many more people will read this article to the end and pay attention to what you said. Thank you again, and May God continue to Bless us all!

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