Sunday Devotional: Jesus spoke of demons and Hell

Jesus cast out demons

Mark 9:38-43, 48

At that time, John said to Jesus,
“Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name,
and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us.”
Jesus replied, “Do not prevent him.
There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name
who can at the same time speak ill of me.
For whoever is not against us is for us.
Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink
because you belong to Christ,
amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,
it would be better for him if a great millstone
were put around his neck
and he were thrown into the sea.
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off.
It is better for you to enter into life maimed
than with two hands to go into Gehenna,
into the unquenchable fire…
where ‘their worm does not die,
and the fire is not quenched.'”

The above is the Gospel reading at Mass today.
Here are my questions to the U.S. Catholic Church:

  1. How many priests, if any, will actually speak of demons, exorcism, and Hell in their homilies today? I haven’t heard a priest do that in years. Why is that? Jesus described Hell as a reality and spoke three times as much about Hell than he did on Heaven. (See here for all the biblical references to Hell.) Do you not believe the words of our Lord Jesus Christ?
  2. Jesus condemns pedophiles and all who prey on children, so why is Belgian cardinal Godfried Danneels, who shielded priests accused of child sex abuse, a special appointee of Pope Francis to the upcoming and very important Synod on the Family? (Source)

Here’s my question to the Obama administration:

Jesus said “For whoever is not against us is for us.” That describes Syria’s Assad government, but does not describe the so-called Syrian “rebels,” who are anti-Christian radical Islamists, including members of Al Qaeda. So why are you hell-bent on overthrowing Assad, and aiding/training/funding the “rebels”?

Here’s my question to the government and people of Israel:

Jesus said he will reward “Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ.” Why is it that Christians, especially Evangelicals, unfailingly defend Israel and condemn any attack (including even criticism) on Israel and Jews, but I can’t think of even one occasion when Israel has spoken out to condemn persecution and slaughter of Christians. Not even a word of sympathy or empathy. Why is that?

late summer Buffy Rose
May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,
~Éowyn

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tina
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excellent post Eowyn. your questions deserve answers. It seems we are being systematically turned against him. Please for me today,listen to “More Freedom” post at american national militia dot com.

MomOfIV
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MomOfIV

Amen! Dr. Eowyn, beautifully said…Amen!

katrinawb
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Those priests who have the guts to speak on these grave matters frequently become the target of complaints to the pastor, or the bishop. I’ve known a few who seemed to get transferred sooner than usual, and the very mention of their names would elicit eye rolls amongst the “faithful”. I know one brave priest in particular who earned himself the nickname “Father Abortion”. When I spoke to him one Sunday after Mass to thank him for his courage, and to tell him how sorry I was about the people who complained and caused trouble for him, he told me… Read more »

torq
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torq

I’m surprised you have eyes to see yet are blind, ears to hear yet can not hear, a brain to comprehend whats going on but can’t seem to figure anything out. We have been dumbed down and controlled in Many Ways Catolics are not aware of their history and shadow force that runs the Vatican for a very long time. Slowly by deception and stealth they have done this through powerful groups like the Freemasons, illuminati to name two. The Jesuits are very secretive and powerful within the Church and there is a person a Jesuit called the Black Pope… Read more »

torq
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torq

Next ~ Obama/ Syria …. Obama is a bought and paid PUPPET like in a puppet show you never see the real people pulling the strings to animate the puppets we vote in. So he is just a puppet doing his Elite Masters bidding according to their plan and agenda (satans) for a NWO total control of the world and all governments, peoples, corporations and commerce. The middle east is thrown into wars to over throw leaders of these countries so the USA the the police and army of the controlling elites to get control of these NON complying nations… Read more »

torq
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torq

Next about Israel and Christians …. ffirst we Cristians are nothing but Goiyem or something like that to a jew we are animals …. and funny that to a muslim we are infidels worthless animals as such neither of these two religions hold us in any esteem even though we do them. Because of this no jew and I will start referring the powerful controlling jews as Not Jews But as Zionists many who are not jewish at all. So these Zionists are bent on destroying Christians and their nations. They are the powerful elite behind the us gov puppets… Read more »

Steven Broiles
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Excellent post. It seems to me that a Judas Iscariot spirit has been turned loose upon the World and that things are proceeding accordingly. Quick review: John XXIII had his Council, but he died before all the “heavy lifting,” which fell to Paul VI. It was Paul VI who had the Liturgy and the Rites changed. It seems to me everything followed from that. No Pope since did anything to reverse that. So when priests, by the thousands, avoid any mention of Hell at all, I marvel not. As for Israel, I recall one thing Menachim Begin said: “We Jews… Read more »

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wildriver

Doctor Eowyn, since the email hijacking I am reticent to send you private correspondence, hence I will post this here. If you feel it improper by all means remove it, my point is to offer answers to some of the questions involved. A perusal of the linked document offers valid answers to the direction the world is headed if one will look at it without prejudice and keep ones mind open. There are three verses from the Godhead one should absorb before considering the evidence give. Rev 2:9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich)… Read more »

wildriver
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There should be a paragraph after (,and the father of it.) and the following sentence. These are the sons….. might be mistaken as biblical verse, those are my words not thos of Jesus.

Lana
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Lana

Excellent post Dr. Eowyn, For all the reasons above and more. I am ashamed to call myself a Catholic anymore. I don’t want to be associated with a Church that has become a betrayer of Christ and whore for the Talmudists. I think you already know the answers to the questions you posed- so maybe those questions were for those that have not really stopped to think and connect the dots. Whatever the case, Israhell does not give a wit about Christians. A group of people that calls a book like the Talmud holy, a book that blasphemes Christ and… Read more »

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I often wonder at how flowers speak to me of eternal life and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Flowers, so brief and fleeting, whisper words of hope, and leave lasting impressions of Heaven. Thank you Dr. Eowyn, for sharing that beautiful photo. ~ TD