IT MAKES SENSE TO ME
by Larry Peterson
At 12:30 p.m. on August 31, 1939, Adolf Hitler made a decision. He issued the order that was to plunge the entire world into its bloodiest war ever: This is the order that started World War II
During the 20th century Genocide(s) claimed the lives of tens of millions of people. Joseph Stalin, the brutal Soviet dictator and our “ally” during World War II, probably killed more people than Hitler and his primary means of execution was starvation. Yup, “old Joe” was quite the guy. Between 1932 and 1933 alone, Stalin actually starved over 7,000,000 of his OWN people to death. By the time he died he had killed 25,000,000 people. Now we are in the 21st century. What has changed? Genocide continues in the most brutal fashion. From North Korea to the Middle East to the African continent, genocide is claiming the lives of men , women and children by the thousands. And God help us all, most of the current human butchery is done under the banner of virtue: “Praise Allah”. How sick and evil is that?
I just used the word evil. When I use that word I am not simply referring to something morally wrong or harmful or basically wicked. When I use the word evil I am referencing Satan, the devil himself. He is known by other names such as Lucifer, Beelzebub, Asmodeus, Leviathan, etc. I must be clear so make no mistake; I believe (as do millions more) that Satan does exist and that he is spreading his unending and incomparable vitriolic hatred all over the world. He is also cunning enough to use modern day communication techniques to advertise his demonocity.
I write under the masthead of IT MAKES SENSE TO ME. It follows that what I write does, in fact, “make sense to me”. I am a Catholic man and my faith is part of my very being. Much of that faith is reinforced by what is called Natural Law. Natural Law is part of who we are. It is (in my opinion) part of our genetic makeup. It cannot be seen or touched or examined under a microscope. It cannot even be proven. However, “common sense” tells us it does exist.
Natural Law is what we all, as human beings, know to be right or wrong. Some of us call it “our conscience”. An example of Natural Law at work is when a mother asks her small child, “Did you eat that cookie I left out for your sister?” The child, with crumbs and chocolate on her face answers, “No, mommy.” She knew it was wrong to take that cookie so she made a choice. She used her “free will”. She answered , “No”. That is Natural Law at work.
Angels are God’s creations just as people are. The bible references angels in many places. It also references the evil angels. These are the angels that, upon the moment of their creation, were so filled with their beauty and grandeur, that they decided they were greater than God Himself. In that moment they lost everything. Every last ounce of hope that might have been was gone forever. Unlike mankind, who lives and has many chances, in the angelic world, this could not be. Filled with an unimaginable hatred and loathing and unable to attack God and the Good Angels, Satan and his followers have focused on the ones with free will, the ones filled with pride and envy, the human race.
Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Saddam Hussein and Pol Pot are high profile followers of Satan. But there are countless millions more who these demons have been able to recruit and induct into their evil army. Just the other day we all saw one of Satan’s followers behead James Foley, an American journalist. For full effect the grizzly execution was performed on camera, for all the world to see, including the Foley family.
How evil is this angel known as Satan? How evil are the angels that followed him into hell? The depths of their hatred for God and all that is Good is incomprehensible. These creatures were the brightest and the highest among all others. Now they are lower than the lowest sinner because even that sinner still has hope for redemption. The “fallen angels”, filled with their own enormous pride and bursting with envy, are silently screeching and wailing as they skulk around the world seeking new followers. Sadly, they have been very successful.
One of Satan’s greatest pupils had great success early on in his morbid career. His name was Adolf Hitler. He destroyed millions. In the end he and his followers were relegated to the ash heap of history. ISIS and all those that are following Satan will suffer the same fate. The cost might be very high but they can never ever win their ignominious war against God. And that is exactly what they are waging, a war against God.
By the way, the greatest weapon at our disposal in this war is PRAYER. Here is one written by Pope Leo XIII back in 1884. The Holy Father’s purpose back then was to combat the “father of lies”.
Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host,
y the Divine Power of God,
cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.
*“The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” (abridged edition) by William Shirer pg 117