Don’t know if this is the forum, but since it will most assuredly affect our families, here we go.
What are everyone’s thoughts and is there specific church teaching about the end times for Catholics? How do you or are you going to prepare your families spiritually and physically?
Reasons for the question hit me this morning as I was listening to a talk show on the immigration debacle. I have thought this for a long time, but finally heard someone else say it - there is something much more sinister going on when the President is hell bent on allowing open borders and not closing it after 9/11, as well as giving amnesty to illegals, thus enticing more to come; the plans for the trans-Texas corridor, basically a highway from Mexico to Canada (I-35); reports and influence from the Coucil of Foreign Relations (CFR), and a planned launched in 2005 called the Security and Prosperity for North America, a meeting hosted by Bush in Waco with Vicente Fox and the PM of Canada (the government web site is www.spp.gov)). Add in the calls for the Fairness Doctrine (stomp the First Amendment), that the pending immigration bill would allow criminals and terrorists to stay by default, no overt efforts to do more to stop terrorism in the country, and Hillary’s plan for universal health care (government control of who lives and dies - look at it in other countries where it is abismal) and the redistribution of wealth (her words), and I honestly feel that someone is wanting and waiting for a massive terrorist attack. At which point the government steps in and crushes the Constitution. Sounds like conspiracy theory, but someone else give me a reason? Develop a North American Union, which you can research on line, and the end times’ warnings of “new world order” and “one world government” are starting to ring true (ten kingdoms, I believe, and we already have a European Union and a push for a North American one).
As for end times, as a Catholic, I don’t believe in the rapture, but pray to God if the end is coming, that there is a rapture and He takes my kids to spare them. I do believe Revelations is literal, however.
How to prepare? Praying for sure, but physically, I just don’t really know. Stock up on food and water; have backbacks with clothes; money and medicine; have a place to go hide, literally; arm yourself to defend family and self from the absolute chaos which will ensue.
Church teaching on the end times, besides “we don’t know the hour or the day?” As Catholics, do we defend ourselves by whatever means, or just give in because it is God’s plan? Do we fight back or die for faith?