WHAT DOES EVIL LOOK LIKE?
EVIL IS SO CUNNING IS ISN'T WHAT WE THINK IT IS
If I were to ask you what evil looked like, you would probably have some horrid image of a demonically possessed murder…some horrific picture of the devil. Well, that is evil, but most of us know to stay clear of such evil….since that is obviously scary.
However, there is a terrifying evil out there much greater than we can imagine, which we can’t see well at all. This evil we need to run from quickly and diligently, since it is killing most of us. “For many are called [to Heaven] but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14).
But this horrid destructive evil doesn’t look anything like the “anti-christ” image of evil as depicted in the above monastery fresco. Truly, there is an evil so powerful, so destructive, so hidden “if that were possible, even the elect [would be deceived and not recognize it]” (Matthew 24:24).
Hidden Evil Among Us
What does this evil look like? Well, we can easily notice evil in the aggressive, angry, violent, unforgiving, impatient person and recognize they aren’t someone we want to follow or even listen to. So that kind of evil isn’t what is killing us nor what is causing us to not know The Way nor leading us to not be able to accept God’s saving forgiving mercy. Why would anyone want to convert to Christianity or follow an obviously “evil” person’s advice, if that was what a “True Christian” is?
However, the reason why we live in a time of great darkness and don’t know what true Christianity (The Way) is, isn’t because the anti-christ–the destroyer of The Truth–isn’t some wretched scary beast, who acts unlovingly and violent towards us, who has consumed most of us. No!
We are lost, because we didn’t recognize the most sinister of evil among us, which is “prowling around like a roaring lion looking for [someone] to devour” (1 Peter 5:8),since this evil is a hidden beast that seems wonderfully loving, fun, gentle and oh….so very harmless in appearance, like a lamb.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves” (Matthew 7:15).
Yes, this lamb of destruction seems so kind, wants to make us happy and to make peace.
It can have a great facade of Christ, but be far far from Him. “Then I saw another beast [the anti-christ] come up out of the earth; it had two horns [looked] like a lamb’s but spoke [lies] like a dragon” (Revelation 13:11).
Truly, there are lambs–people–that look great (to most) and are preaching guidance of true love one moment, and then in the next are preaching sly words of deception (feeding us poison), words so deceptive which confuse us easily to The Way.
This is how cunning this evil is…it is like a hidden cancerous food that we intake, which looks and tastes wonderful, but it is unknowingly killing us.
We need to learn how to recognize and avoid this evil, and rid the idols from our lives which it has deceived us with, which it tricks us into worshiping–things we long for which aren’t God. Then we can stamp it out so it doesn’t consume us to the point of death as it has for so many.
“It [the anti-christ] deceived the inhabitants of the earth with the signs [of the greatness of the world’s pleasures] it was allowed to perform in the sight of the first beast [of pride & lies], telling them to make an image for the beast [things to long for instead of God]” (Revelation 13:14).
You see, this “anti-christ” that we read about in The Word isn’t a single human man…no, it is evil and evil doesn’t have a body; it needs a body to live in and it picks many many souls to occupy…not just one.
“Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that the antichrist was coming, so now many antichrists have appeared” (1 John 2:18).
Many people have been looking for this anti-christ. But people are looking for this anti-christ in all of the wrong places. Some call Hitler the anti-christ. No, that isn’t him nor one of them. He was no lamb.
Hitler committed atrocities, and some people did follow him, but he never preached his way was Christianity. Nobody thought he was a true Christian, so he was just a man with much evil; not the anti-christ.
The anti-christ are false profits–deceivers–who don’t confess with The True Word, but yet others believe it is true, therefore those, who spread lies, are “the deceiver and the antichrist“ (2 John 7).
Meaning: the anti-christ–this great evil we have been looking for that we must run from–which brings about “lawlessness,” are in people who declare themselves to be following Christ, who mislead others by their poor examples and false direction, which causes anarchy among the faith (darkness) and a great loss of life…leaving us not knowing The Way.
“Whoever denies the Father and the Son [doesn’t preach The True Word], this is the antichrist” (1 John 2:22).
If we look, with eyes of wisdom (asking God to show us the truth), we can clearly see this anti-christ. It isn’t in some wicked sinister man (even though this man does posses much evil)….however, the actual “anti-christ,” which came to destroy Christ’s Church and bounds of souls, he is in the lamb. Yes, the lamb! Not every lamb, just the ones with a hidden wolf underneath the gentle–Christ like–facade.
The Anti-Christ is Everywhere
Tragically, this horrific evil (the anti-christ) has spread broad and high. It feeds us poison, to deceive us, through false apparitions, false revelations, false books, false preaching, false teaching, false leaders, false prayers, false examples and false guidance of all sorts. Then after we are tainted, the anti-christ uses us as its new host to spread its virus further. It has done this so well that now we are all infected with its blasphemes.
“All the inhabitants of the earth will worship it [desire idols and not God alone], [but then, for those who truly turn to Christ–the real Lamb–will be spared, but] all whose names were not written from the foundation of the world in the book of life, which belongs to the Lamb who was slain [will not escape the fires of Hell]” (Revelations 13:8).
What is most horrible, the people experiencing the apparitions, receiving the revelations, the authors of the books, the preachers, the teachers and the others, many of them, don’t even know they are being used by the anti-christ as its host for delivering messages of destruction for man.
Yes, the anti-christ’s poison is in all of us and we are the anti-christ…all, who live and preach a false doctrine declaring it as The Truth. Sure some are more infected with the anti-christ’s deadly virus than others and some, due to their influence on God’s children, are destroying more souls than others, but this illness is real and everywhere. Beware!
From the anti-christ confusing us as to what is The Truth, we spread the lies of the evil one to impressionable souls, who are looking for the Light, thinking we are guiding them to Jesus correctly, when we are actually leading them to Hell. It is simply horrible.
Therefore, if we declare ourselves to be true Christians or are guiding others on how to become a true Christian, and we deceive others and even ourselves with our poor examples and improper preaching, we are the anti-christ.
“Such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, who masquerade as apostles of Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:13).
The scary part is, the more lamb like we are (the more of a hypocrite we are), the more convincing we will be to others and especially ourselves (increasing our blinding pride) that we are true Christians, who have found The Way.
Horribly, if we have convinced ourselves we are so loving and kindhearted like Christ, our pride, will keep us so very blind to reality, preventing us from repenting and changing. Yet, in-fact, if we are suffering from a hidden wolf living in us, we will be all the more accountable for leading souls astray than the less lamb like person would be.
“For even Satan masquerades as an angel of light. So it is not strange that his ministers also masquerade as ministers of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).
Therefore, if we want to Live and remove this anti-christ from our lukewarm bodies, we need to honestly look into ourselves, find the sin (the many, many sins) and repent. Then seek to do what is necessary to change. To learn more please read, “How to Become a Saint.”
Who is the Real Lamb?
How can we remove the anti-christ, if we don’t know the difference between a good cell or a cancerous one–from the real thing or a fake? To do this, we need to come to know the real Christ. Who is Jesus?
Jesus possess all of the qualities of perfection (perfect love)…most of us can easily recognize them like:
- Long suffering,
- Not jealous,
- Not proud (humble),
- Not think Himself as better (even though He was Christ),
- Not rude,
- Not quick-tempered,
- Not keeping a record of wrongs,
- Not brood over someone offending Him,
- Lives to serve others,
- Has fear of the Lord,
- Does what is best for the salvation of souls.
The reason why we can’t notice if something (like a book) or someone truly has these qualities is because the evil one has lied to us so well, we have lost the true definition of each of these virtues. Or we see something that appears to be a genuine virtue, but its hidden intentions are quite dis-ingenuous. And when we can’t see or don’t really know what it means to be obedient, generous, forgiving, respectful, etc…we don’t see how we are lacking these qualities, and then we can’t properly see our own sins, which directly makes us incapable of seeing others errors correctly either…not that we ever want to judge others (to try to know the intentions of others actions), but we most certainly should be able to recognize what is (or potentially is) sinful and what isn’t. We need to be able to see the anti-christ.
We might think we know what each of these virtues means, but truly I tell you, most simply don’t. That is why we hardly have any sins to confess, we don’t even know what is sinful any more. We have been deceived. To learn more please read, “How to See My Sins.”
However, the three qualities of love in which the anti-christ has taken away our correct understanding with, that are most needed to comprehend to move forward towards Life correctly, they are:
- God’s justice
- Fear of the Lord
- Knowing what is truly best for the salvation of souls.
These are the three qualities we must understand that we are so deceived with to not die from presumption of salvation and to be able to truly love God and others.
Yikes, we really don’t like to talk about God’s justice. His anger is almost never spoken about. Do we think if we don’t talk about it then it isn’t really there? Most act as if God isn’t a just judge, or we think His mercy is so great it has removed justice or that we are so good: we don’t kill, steel, commit adultery, etc..therefore, we won’t receive God’s punishments. But I tell you God’s wrath will most certainly come upon us–all of us–if we continue to refuse His helping mercy now and never come to see our true sinfulness nor gain a truly humble contrite heart for our life time of not really loving or serving Him.
If we think our all loving God doesn’t get angry at our constant refusal of Him, we are very wrong. Sure, now is the time of great mercy, where God is tolerating so much sin and pouring grace out upon us (grace most simply refuse). But the hour of great justice is coming and if don’t repent and change, we will suffer God’s wrath–which is never ending. Yet, even in His wrath, He is still merciful, as the punishment we truly deserve is unfathomable. But I can’t express how much horrifying anguish we will suffer for eternity if don’t wake up from our sleep of death and run to God for mercy (help) now before it is too late.
For every sin, we aren’t forgiven of, we will be accountable for and if we only lived a life deceived, we most likely have never been forgiven of a single sin, never mind all of them and are guilty of an unfathomable number of crimes against God. To learn more please read, “Can I Be Forgive of Some Sins and Not All of Them” and “How Can Bad Confessions Damn Us.”
Learning how to grow in faith from some faith, into a saving faith is absolutely necessary to avoid the wrath of God which is most certainly going to come upon the world.
Fear of the Lord
Removing our understanding of Fear of the Lord is the NUMBER ONE key ingredient of deception the anti-christ has used to destroy God’s Church and its people. Yes, the devil doesn’t need to say many false teachings or have us become seemingly unfaithful to kill us, all he needs to do is get us to to lose our Fear of the Lord, and we are doomed.
Fear of the Lord is fearing to sin against God which comes from understanding sins horrid consequences against God and ourselves. It isn’t awe of God or some other misconception given us by the anti-christ, which we have been deceived with; it is the FEAR OF SIN.
If we don’t change and create a great fear of sinning, we will continue to sin thinking “we are sorry and can receive forgiveness because God is all loving. He will forgive me” when we aren’t even truly sorry for our sin and reject God’s saving forgiving mercy. To learn more please read, “What is Fear of the Lord.”
What is Best For the Salvation of Souls
How can we work towards obtaining the salvation of our souls, if we don’t know what is the best thing to do to advance to the next step in our spiritual growth or how to even begin. This lack of spiritual direction for ourselves or how we can help save others that we are plagued with, is devastating.
It is very hard to guide one’s self or another to Life
Remove the Anti-Christ
Outside of going to Jesus, our healer, as described in “How to Become a Saint,” the first thing we need to do to remove the anti-christ is to find and remove our food source…those who are feeding us the poison so we can stop choosing to eat it.
This lamb, that is poisoning us, which is greater than us, who we look up to, who we seek for guidance, which poisons us with it’s hidden lies needs to be recognized. Not so we can condemn it or become angry for its misguidance, but so we can become alert, create resolutions so to not become tainted again by its lies again and pray for its recovery to the true faith.
Do we believe or even spread the seemingly wonderful words (guidance) from non-church approved apparitions, since they seem to be written by a lamb…so gentle, so loving, so wonderfully inspiring? Have we unknowingly been lead astray? Remember “Satan masquerades as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14); he is so very cunning and will allow many to find God and even grow closer to Him through these apparitions, just so we and others can become deceived just enough to never truly find Him (never become saved). Yes, many will believe we are now very holy and enlightened from non-approved apparition sites, and we could have grown much in faith, but we are actually still quite in the dark and lost from being mis-guided.
The Church has provided us with many approved apparitions, delight in them. Stay away…far away from others, especially since most of us don’t have the grace to truly recognize the truth from a lie. Please understand if these unapproved apparitions are truly valid, in time, the Church (as a whole) will approve of it. But until then, our eternal life depends upon us removing the lies and replacing them with the real truths. We know the approved apparitions are real…stick with them. Even if we think we have the grace to see the error one’s preaching, non-approved apparitions should always be avoided, because if we are lacking grace just enough to miss one falsity, we could cling to one lie and lose it all. Truly just one falsity can be devastating to understanding the true faith and could lead to our doom.
Tragically, this anti-christ has caught so many people with beautiful hearts of love, who want to love God and do good, but they are being so deceived. They have fallen hook, line and sinker into the devils trap and are bringing others with them to their doom as well, and incredibly they are absolutely clueless this is occurring. Therefore, better safe than sorry, avoid all non-church apparitions…they very well could be poisonness.
We must become “sober and vigilant” (1 Peter 5:8) and stop this devouring of souls.
There are people who believe they are receiving or have received revelations from God or the Blessed Mother. Some revelations are true and some are false. It can be hard to notice the difference since, as I said, “Satan masquerades as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). He is trying to convince us we are some kind of chosen person from God (if we aren’t), who has received messages so, from our pride, we eat up his message of deception/destruction and spread it to the world. This message will sound good to those not trained correctly in the Light, but the messages are really the truth intermingled with a lie (poison)…with the intention of killing us.
Some people are intentionally trying to bring attention to themselves, from their pride and are willfully making up these stories. However, we should know that not all people delivering false revelations to us are intentionally trying to deceive us by consciously making up their messages from God. Some of the false revelation are truly 100% deceptions from the devil, who has tricked the person receiving the messages, since, like I said, the devil is masquerading to be and angel of light pretending to give messages to help us, when he is cleverly poisoning us.
The devil even does this to us, “regular” people in our prayers too causing us to believe God wants us to do things or believe things, that God most certainly doesn’t. Beware! The poor recipients of such false revelations simply don’t know truth from a lie and they are now a fantastic tool of of death by the evil one to destroy the Church and its people, because they don’t have the grace to notice deception from real divine revelation.
There are even books wrongly being portrayed as truthful by our Church, as even many shepherds have been deceived in promoting them.
“Certain books and journals which should not have been granted an imprimatur have been published.”
–Pope St. John Paul II
Yes, priests and even bishops of our Church are being deceived and unintentionally leading us astray. What are we to do? I will tell you. We are not to spend our time believing any books unless they come from a saint or have been approved by a saint, who we know have been given the correct light. We aren’t to read any book–imprimatur or not–unless it was OK’d by a saint. This is important! Stick with the wisdom of the saints. Please see our list of books written by the saints. Studying the faith from anyone else is simply foolish…if someone can’t make it to become a real saint then they don’t know The Way enough to move them to change. Why would we trust what they are saying as true?
There are so many false books out there it is mind boggling. People want to do good, and they might even know some of the truth, but since they don’t know The Way correctly enough, they are misleading bounds of people to their doom all along thinking they are doing good. To learn more please read, “Mis-guided Love.”
From mis-guided love, people and churches are distributing books that keep others blind to The Way and are now responsible for countless souls being lost. This is a sickening reality as over and over again people are not only preaching false truths, they are recommending others to read writings from people who claiming they know The Way or who have even had revelations from God, which look good like correct teachings of the faith, but truly they are really cleverly deceptive words, disguised as a lamb, keeping us lukewarm and quite deceived.
These books are so deceptive since they really seem to help us, and some of the words might even be truly helpful and correct, but at the same time because we don’t see the poison, they are actually lead us deeper and deeper into the presumption of salvation, trust in man and further away from true fear of the Lord so we won’t “work out your salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12) and die an eternal death. Tragic!
If we don’t do more to remove the evil that is killing us, we will have no hope. It has consumed us; we can’t see the truth from a lie anymore, and we are choosing to ingest poison instead of feeding ourselves with the finest wheat. As a result, souls are pouring into Hell…just like St. Theresa of Avila tells us when she saw Hell and declared, “I had the greatest sorrow for the many souls that condemned themselves to Hell…I saw souls falling into hell like snowflakes.” It is no different today…actually it is worse. But people just don’t want to listen.
God sends His messengers, and we ignore them thinking we are wiser, living life how we wish…walking to our doom and taking bounds of people with us. How hardened of heart are we? Pray God gives us ears that can hear and the courage to really do what is necessary to be a real shepard of the Truth or our eternity, we will choose, will be that of utter unfathomable torment. To learn more please read, “Heaven, Hell and Purgatory.”