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We restarted our blog page in order to be able to inform our readers about news items from the secular or religious world that need to be more widely seen or commentated about.

 

We stopped it in 2007, when we were asked by Bishop McGee to stop blogging; (under threat against Fr. Stephen's priestly faculties).

 

We had earlier that year, told Bishop Gilbert that we would stop blogging if he wished us to, but at that time he was happy for us to continue.

 

However, we were under two different dioceses due to living in a different diocese to that in which Fr. Stephen is incardinated.

 

Now however, the world and the Churches are descending ever further into a moral morass. And as we have ended our obedience to Pope Francis - and therefore a Bishops who go along with his false teachings and example - we are free to do what we must do under God. Preach God's Truth to the people, in season and out of season, so that those who have ears to hear may turn back to God and be saved.

 

For details on why we have removed our obedience please read our Declaration and footnotes.

Colette Christmas, Christ, and Antichrist(Part Two)

By The Hermits, Jan 19 2021 10:22AM

God In a Manger


“Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

(Mt. 5:3)



All praise to thee, Eternal Lord

Clothed in a garb of flesh and blood;

Choosing a manger for thy throne

While worlds on worlds are thine alone


Once did the skies before the bow

A Virgin’s arms contain thee now;

Angels who did in thee rejoice

Now listen for thine infant voice


A little child, thou art our guest

That weary ones in thee may rest;

Forlorn and lonely in thy birth

That we may rise from heaven to earth


Thou comest in the darksome night

To make us children of the Light;

To make us in the realms divine

Like thine own angels, round thee shine


All this for us thy love hath done

By this to thee our love is won;

For this we tune our cheerful lays

And sing our thanks in ceaseless praise


Yet came the Saviour to his home

The humble God they would not own;

For always is the saying true;

The Way of Christ is for the few.

{Mt. 7:14; 22: 14}


The world will have the Devil’s things

Pride, power, and pomp; and popes and kings;

Lust, greed, and war; and idols ever

The God of Cross and Manger never.


Like simple shepherds long ago

Like wise men, to the Stable go;

Let those who would the Godhead see

Adore thee there, Blest Trinity.


And surely there’s a place for me

My Lord, at thy Nativity;

That in my heart thy Light would shine

And Bethl’hems grace be ever mine.


God in a manger, Jesus He

Born in this world of Devilry;

To gather to himself the few

Who would through faith be born anew.



To gather to himself his own

The Father’s children, call them Home;

So they may be where angels sing

The Holy Place where Christ is King.


God in a manger then He came

But next time round won’t be the same;

God as a warrior then he’ll be

With heaven’s angelic cavalry.


He’ll deal at Second Adventide

With the Devil’s, the Pope’s, and our own pride;

He’ll conquer Death and punish Sin

Then Paradise restore again.


Verses 1-5 by Martin Luther 1524, verses 6-end by Jonah Kelly 2020


“The eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, and upon them that trust in his mercy.” Ps. 32:17

“Yea, like as a Father pitieth his own children, even so the Lord is merciful unto them that fear him.” Ps. 102:3

“For the Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart; and will save such as be of a humble spirit.” Ps. 33:18


At the first Advent, God comes to us quietly, hiddenly, humbly; no pomp, no ceremony, no fanfare. His bedroom is a stable, his companions farm animals and lonely shepherds, his mother and father poor pilgrims.

Contrast this with the ‘holy’ city of Jerusalem five miles down the road where the usual unholy alliance of time-serving priests and power mongering politicians are treated as lords. No-one notices, no-one understands, no-one is interested in what God is doing in the Stable down the road. He leaves empty the palaces, the stately homes, the priest houses; he leaves the masses to their gossiping and envying, their carousing and their bonking. The significance of Christ, the beauty of Christ remain hidden from the likes of such.

How decisively God shows that he has no regard for the world and its ways, what it is, what it has, and what it does. And for its part how truly the world shows that it has no regard for God; what he is, what he has, what he does, Yes, the Devil is antichrist, and the Pope, and Mohammed, and Marx, and such like. But the world itself is antichrist. It doesn’t want God and his Law; it doesn’t want Christ and his Cross; it doesn’t want the lonely Saviour and his narrow way of faith, humility, and selfless love. It fashions its own gods, suited to its craving for power, pomp, self-assertion, sex, and wealth.

Antichrist, as well as meaning against Christ, also means instead of Christ. And so fallen man will have any number of false gods instead of Christ, ranging from Allah and Buddha to science, socialism, Democracy, Freemasonry, Evolution, Feminism……….and so on and so forth.

The Bible tells us that the whole world lies in the power of the Evil One, whom Christ calls “the prince of this world.” (Jn 5:19; Jn 16:11). It is for this reason that Christ has come, “so that he might destroy the works of the Devil” (1 Jn 3:18). This is the central message of the New Testament: Christ has come to save us. What he saves us from is the power of the Devil, to whom we are enslaved because of our sins and our refusal to be God’s children. This is the reason for the Crib and the Cross, for all the preaching, teaching, and miracles of Christ; it is the reason he founded the Church: to rescue fallen humanity from the power of the Devil (Is. 2: 2-4; Ps. 86-87; Gal. 1: 4).

If the power of the Devil is dismissed, as it is by most of the Churches of the West (Roman, Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian) then the saving mission of Christ becomes meaningless. Jesus’ work can only be understood in terms of opposition to the Devil, the original Antichrist, and his control of this world through “the children of disobedience…..the children of wrath” (Eph. 2 : 2-3) Natural, unredeemed man, is the slave of Satan though he knows it not.

Everyday, in every place, in every life, the Devil and his powers are working to extend the kingdom of darkness and to extinguish the kingdom of light, God’s kingdom. The Devil is the source of lies and falsehood, of lust, envy, strife, hatred, murder, war, false religions, and idolatry. He tempts us, beguiles us, deceives us, accuses us, torments us, afflicts us with disease (Such as Corona), and even possesses us. He is the arch-antichrist: against God and against humanity, roaming freely around the world “seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet. 5: 8).

The humble God of Bethlehem and Calvary is the answer to the Devil’s pride, and man’s rebellious pride (How appropriate that the homosexuals call their rallies “Pride”). Where the light of Bethlehem does not shine there is only darkness, death, and finally damnation. Christ is the sole Redeemer of lost men and women; not governments, not education, not law, not “progressive” ideologies, not science and technology, not philosophy or psychology, or any other religion (Alas, not even Batman, Superman, or Supergirl). For what is the world except little more than rivalry, strife, envy, craving, raving, cheating, swindling, hatred, cruelty, and killing ---- a veritable hell, the Devil himself. And no amount of “good works”, humanitarianism, can change this. The seed of the Serpent is within man, and only the Divine Physician can extract it. (It’s interesting how many Sci-Fi films have aliens impregnating humans … demon seed).

So the angels at Christmastide summon fallen man to faith in Christ, that de-humanised men and women may become truly human and dwell in peace with God and with each other.

Yet, ‘tis no easy thing following Christ. As the parable of the Sower reveals, the Devil carries off most of those who think they can receive the Word. “ Narrow is the way”, says Jesus (Mt. 7 : 14). To look into the Word and Law of God and see what is required and what is forbidden is too much for fallen man and so he returns to his vomit. The natural man cannot receive the Spirit, as St. Paul tells us (Rom. 8 :7-8). So the true Church will always be a small affair, a beleaguered city. This is borne out in our days as the Western churches have gone into full -scale apostasy in their desperate attempt to be acceptable to the world and its godlessness. And as the world is and always will be, so now are they: faithless, graceless, Christless, and in their case, useless. Luther knew what he was saying when he called the Christian a lonely bird sitting somewhere on a rooftop, chirping his little song.

“ The time has come that judgment must begin at the house of God; and if it first begin with us what shall the end be of those who do not obey the Gospel of God. If the righteous can scarcely be saved where shall the ungodly and sinner appear.”? (1 Peter 4:17-18)


Jonah van Jesus


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