Beware of False Prophets
Putin and Biden and the Great Apostasy (led by Masonic Relativism)
In desperate times, people are all too easily duped into following false prophets. In today’s hyper-polarized culture and media wars, devout Christians are grasping for any public figure who supports their cultural concerns. This makes Christians ripe for false messiahs and being played by political leaders and the media. Today’s polarizations and propaganda can easily lead to politicians once again duping their populations into freeing Barabbas instead of Jesus. The key to identifying the true prophet from the false prophet is watching which one upholds the two foundational principles of Christian morality: first, good is to be done and evil is to be avoided; and secondly, implicit in the first principle is that we may never choose evil to accomplish the good. This second principle has always been stated as: the end never justifies the means. The false prophets amongst Christian civilizations violate the principle that the end never justifies the means. For this reason, “you will know them by their fruit.”
Vladimir Putin appealed to Jesus in his September 30, 2022 speech on his so-called annexation of eastern Ukrainian lands, particularly, “You will know them by their fruits.” However, Putin’s fruits and reasonings (like those of Joe Biden in the next section) are those of a false prophet. Like all false prophets, he appeals to Jesus and Christian values, but then justifies murder in order to have his way. He and his administration are corrupted by the belief that the end (winning) justifies the means (nuclear annihilation and murder of non-combatants).
While condemning the West and the satanic values of many of its leaders, he hypocritically adopts those values in his threat of nuclear war. The means (indiscriminate nuclear terror and murder of civilians) now justifies his promise of security for his people. In the process of approving such an evil means, all Russians are forced to embrace murder and become a murderous culture. One cannot establish a just culture which is built on the back of murderous means. The means are what define us as a just or unjust society. Evil means = unjust society. Christians in America and Russia must work to end all weapons of mass destruction and work for peace.
The Corruption of the West Continues Under the False Prophet President Biden
Most Christians already realize that the fruits of Joe Biden and the DNC are increased demand for abortion (“murder of the innocent”) and sodomy; crimes that “call out to heaven” for vengeance according to the catechetical tradition of the Catholic Church (cf. CCC #1867). What makes the case with Joe Biden so glaring and apostate is that as a world leader (like Putin) he professes himself to be a faithful Christian. He publicly claims that his advocacy of sodomy (an intrinsic evil) and murder of the innocent (an intrinsic evil) are supported by the Gospel and the Catholic Church. Biden thus promotes an anti-Gospel which breaks communion with God and establishes himself as a false prophet and apostate.
It is hard to call Biden’s advocacy for abortion and sodomy anything other than clear apostasy since Biden’s public advocacy demonstrates formal support of grave sins. This unrepentant and formal support makes him a “man of iniquity” (cf. Second Thessalonians 2) who continually goes to Holy Communion and sits himself in God’s holy place through the Sacrament. Surely, Christians all have private sins (dealt with privately by priests in private Confession), but grave matters and public scandal are of a different order which the Church exists to correct publicly and heal publicly. With public grave sin, the salvation of souls is at stake and many Church leaders have failed in their duties to admonish public sinners.
The case of Joe Biden, and many Catholic public officials like him, causes many Christian and non-Christian civilizations to assume the silence of the Pope (and the Cardinal of Washington, D.C.) is consent to Biden’s behavior. They believe the West is insincere concerning condemnations of child murder, mutilation, and sodomy…that which Christian cultures traditionally called the dominion of Satan (cf. Wisdom of Solomon 12:3-4).
Putin was merely referring to public sins when – after condemning the West’s additional promotion of the mutilation of children through gender transition surgeries (those where gender was already clear) – he proceeded to call the destruction of motherhood, fatherhood, and the family a Satanic ideology dominating the West:
They do not give a damn about the natural right of billions of people, the majority of humanity, to freedom and justice, the right to determine their own future. They have already moved on to the radical denial of moral, religious, and family values.
Let’s answer some very simple questions for ourselves. Now I would like to return to what I said and want to address also all citizens of the country – not just the colleagues that are in the hall – but all citizens of Russia: do we want to have here, in our country, in Russia, “parent number one, parent number two and parent number three” (they have completely lost it!) instead of mother and father? Do we want our schools to impose on our children, from their earliest days in school, perversions that lead to degradation and extinction? Do we want to drum into their heads the ideas that certain other genders exist along with women and men and to offer them gender reassignment surgery? Is that what we want for our country and our children? This is all unacceptable to us. We have a different future of our own.
Let me repeat that the dictatorship of the Western elites targets all societies, including the citizens of Western countries themselves. This is a challenge to all. This complete renunciation of what it means to be human, the overthrow of faith and traditional values, and the suppression of freedom are coming to resemble a “religion in reverse” – pure Satanism. Exposing false messiahs, Jesus Christ said in the Sermon on the Mount: “By their fruits ye shall know them.” These poisonous fruits are already obvious to people, and not only in our country but also in all countries, including many people in the West itself. [at RT.com]
The Corruption of the East and President Putin as False Prophet
When Putin is doing the job of the Pope and bishops in calling out the sins of the West, then why does this essay suggest Putin is just as much a false messiah and as dangerous to Christians as Joe Biden and “the West”? That Putin is just as much under Satanic influence as “the West”? In the same speech, Putin advocated for first strike use of nuclear weapons upon his enemies and claimed that America set “a precedent” which justified the use of nuclear weapons (since America used nuclear weapons on Japan in WWII). In so doing, Putin embraced a form of satanic rationalization that was developed in the West and made the West’s satanic influences his own. He proved his selective morality and hypocrisy.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church reveals how a Christian in the West should view the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki:
"Every act of war directed to the indiscriminate destruction of whole cities or vast areas with their inhabitants is a crime against God and man, which merits firm and unequivocal condemnation." A danger of modern warfare is that it provides the opportunity to those who possess modern scientific weapons especially atomic, biological, or chemical weapons - to commit such crimes. #2314
Many Christians in America mistakenly still defend the use of nuclear weapons on Japan in World War II. America sinned and the military-industrial complex continues to defend the sin. The fake media, the government-controlled deep state media, is nothing new. Do Americans know that Admiral Leahy (Chief of Staff to Truman), Admiral Halsey, and General Eisenhower all opposed the use of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Many well-informed Americans at the time of Nagasaki and Hiroshima viewed nuclear weapons as terrorism and still rightly do so today. Had America repented and condemned the sin, Putin could not suggest the evil things he says today about nuclear war.
Contrary to Putin, America set no precedent for civilized people…only a precedent for the satanic and murderous who still run our deep state. Sadly, the East has embraced such Western perversity and also works against the foundational principle of Christian society which clearly states: the end never justifies the means. It was Saint Paul who warned: “And why not do evil that good may come?--as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just” (Romans 3:8). Five-Star Admiral Leahy, the Chief of Staff and personal military advisor for both President Roosevelt and then President Truman, had this to say about the use of biological weapons and then nuclear weapons:
Mr. President, this [using germs and poison] would violate every Christian ethic I have ever heard of and all of the known laws of war. It would be an attack on the non-combatant population of the enemy. The reaction can be foretold: if we use it, the enemy will use it. [see below link]
Once [the nuclear bomb] had been tested, President Truman faced the decision as to whether to use it. He did not like the idea, but was persuaded that it would shorten the war against Japan and save American lives. It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons.
It was my reaction that the scientists and others wanted to make this test because of the vast sums that had been spent on the project [i.e. military-industrial complex]. Truman knew that, and so did the other people involved. However, the Chief Executive made a decision to use the bomb on two cities in Japan. We had only produced two bombs at that time. We did not know which cities would be the targets, but the President specified that the bombs should be used against military facilities.
The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that, in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children. We were the first to have this weapon in our possession, and the first to use it. There is a practical certainty that potential enemies will develop it in the future and that atomic bombs will some time be used against us.
Masonry and the Perversion of Christianity
While previous administrations decided against biological weapons, the military industrial complex won the day on bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki under the Masonic Grand Master, President Harry Truman. This is not claiming that a Masonic conspiracy is what caused the choice for nuclear bombs on Japan, but rather it gives an opportunity to expose the poor moral character present amongst Christians who embrace Masonry (and thereby Masonry’s corrosion of Christian morals). It is a secret society with a corrosive disregard for the principle that the end never justifies the means. In the early 1980’s, the Catholic Church repeatedly warned Christians against membership in Masonry:
Even when, as stated earlier, there were no explicit obligation to profess relativism as doctrine, nevertheless the relativizing force of such a brotherhood, by its very intrinsic logic, has the capacity to transform the structure of the act of faith in such a radical way as to become unacceptable to a Christian, «to whom his faith is dear» (Leo XIII).
…the Sacred Congregation points out to the faithful that this membership objectively constitutes a grave sin and by specifying that the members of a Masonic association may not receive Holy Communion, it intends to enlighten the conscience of the faithful about a grave consequence which must derive from their belonging to a Masonic lodge.
Christians (including American Catholics and Russian Orthodox) have become so misled by philosophies like Masonry – philosophies still dominating public discourse even if lodges aren’t what they once were – that many deluded Christians formally defend the use of nuclear weapons and Mutually Assured Destruction (“MAD”) as a public policy and do nothing to eliminate nuclear weapons or similar munitions of mass destruction. They have come to love the bomb and advocate murder. In America, many neoconservatives have traded Jesus for politics and abuse the name of Jesus (or simply never accepted Him) when it comes to military policies. Many Orthodox in Russia have done likewise. Both have forgotten that support of nuclear weapons is minimally an evil accommodation (a means) in order to allegedly prevent nuclear wars (protect their citizens).
Forgetting that MAD policy took place within an accommodation to evil, Eastern and Western civilizations have instantiated structural sins and perverted their previously Christian cultures (and any cultures that embrace MAD). Russia continues to try to renew itself in Christianity, but the nuclear weapons of the clearly Masonic and former USSR still hinder them from returning to their former Christian glory. The end can never justify the means. Nuclear weapons and Christian culture are a walking contradiction.
Direct procured abortion of children is an intrinsic evil and so is threatening to annihilate children in genocidal nuclear wars. Terrorists justify their activities on the same “collective guilt” arguments as those who support MAD. Now, all nuclear countries only elect MAD men to rule them. Apostate cultures don’t recognize the great apostasy because their slow-boiled cultures produce the anti-Christs or men of iniquity; the “man of iniquity” is a reflection of those cultures who can’t admit their own sins. The relativism of Masonry and the men of iniquity it produces are now everywhere.
The Corruption of All Mankind
Worldwide, human hearts are now hardened in the sin of MAD and have lost the will to do more to end such weapons. Similarly, Jesus reminded the Israelites of his time that Moses only permitted divorce “because of the hardness of your hearts, but from the beginning it was not so…” (Matthew 19:8). Jesus immediately ended the structure of that accommodation to sin and forbade divorce and remarriage to his disciples. Throw-away cultures cannot reflect love and humans can’t be thrown away like trash. Perhaps acceptance of the sin of divorce and remarriage has returned to Christian cultures because we have again become murderous and adulterous? We don’t see that acceptance of MAD intrinsically creates “hardened hearts” and treating humans as disposable. What will break our accommodation to MAD and free us from the insanity? Subconsciously, we probably fear the answer.
Accepting MAD, the whole world has embraced murder of the innocent (children, non-combatants, and those who oppose such weapons). In calling Nagasaki and Hiroshima “a precedent,” Putin has lost any Christian moral credibility. So, yes, Mr. Putin, a tree is known by its fruit and your fruit (threatening terrorism if you lose) deserves Christian condemnation (cf. Romans 3:8). It deserves just as much condemnation as the rotten fruit of Biden and his DNC cronies. Christianity cannot triumph by following the means of Satan and apostasy.
The world has embraced threatening murder as the means to peace. Following false messiahs, we have all become hypocrites, murderers, liars, adulterers and thieves by accepting the doctrine of MAD and moral relativism. We have all become like the devil. We have become a murderous and adulterous generation. Historically this usually ends in war and destruction because of all the egoism and banishment of God and goodness from our hearts. Mankind has chosen this for itself in the rejection of Jesus Christ, just as the crowds chose Barabbas. Putin and Biden are the blind leading the blind and so are those who follow them.
False prophets multiply. Is it any wonder that the great apostasy ends in fire? See the message from the 1973 message of Akita, Japan which was alleged to have come from the Virgin Mary on October 13, 1973. The apparitions had the approval of the local bishop, John Ito, before he retired.
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To read more on the evil of using nuclear weapons, see the discussion in Chapter One of the “Transcendence After America Project” in PDF here:
Below is a quote from the above link to “Chapter One”:
“Science should have been at the service of life and human dignity. It was given by God to better mankind and not destroy it, just as the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was meant for man once he was matured under God’s pedagogy. [The great Doctor and Church Father Gregory Nazianzen will demonstrate this is the coming Chapter Two]. The natural moral law instilled by God inside man was flipped on its head with nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass-destruction. Scientia (knowledge) advanced too far beyond sapientia (wisdom) just as “Adam” also took the fruit of knowledge before he was mature enough to handle such enlightenment. As it injured Adam’s psyche, it did worse to the American and the psyches of most nations. Following a critique by Jerry Pokorsky, the great British moral philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe, and the venerable Fulton Sheen, the turn to nuclear weapons was a watershed moment for a previously Christian culture.
“Instead of good is to be done and evil to be avoided, our nation dedicated all its resources to a genocidal weapon and that the end (the good of defense) justifies the means (evil of threatening genocide). In embracing our new founded weapon and morality – instead of abhorring its use – we destroyed all sense of the natural moral law and cheapened all human life. We ultimately destroyed our moral sense as our fear of death and being killed turned into lust for dominating others. We did immense damage not only to Japanese psyches but every psyche, every soul. This injury to the image of God within us was the place the devil would operate to blind us to God. Subconsciously, in choosing power and death we unleashed moral darkness upon the world in so far as we and anyone who holds such weapons produce murderous hearts in their own people.
“The supporter of Marxist communism and inventor of the nuclear bomb, J. Robert Oppenheimer, somberly reminiscing on the first explosion at Los Alamos, quoted the Bhagavad-Gita…” Finish this by clicking this link to the PDF.
Dr. Matthew A. Tsakanikas is a professor at Christendom College. A Ukrainian bishop officiated at his wedding in 1996 and also encouraged Matthew’s study of several mystics, Eastern and Western. Matthew has raised his children as Eastern Catholics, taught courses in Byzantine Christianity, and followed Eastern politics from a distance. His work on the “Transcendence After America Project” started in 2021 after recovering in an ICU from Covid. [A brief testimony is here.] Along with many others of that April 2021 timeframe, he had offered his sufferings for peace throughout the world (as united to Jesus’ all-powerful sacrifice on the Cross). He began writing the “Transcendence After America Project” more in earnest when Russia renewed its troop build-up along the Ukrainian border in October 2021. His views on the situation come from the theological order as contrasted with the political order.
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