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Fearmonfering: MhFM's Ministry of Fear

 


Living in “fear” describes the life (state of mind) of a “slave” not a Christian.

While teaching in Jerusalem during His final days on earth, Christ was confronted by members of two conservative radical Jewish religious sects called the Sadducees (who considered themselves experts in the Law of Moses) and the Pharisees (who gave oral tradition equal authority to the written Word of God); both part of the Sanhedrin, the 70-member supreme court of ancient Israel. These two groups sought to entrap and expose Christ to his disciples as a blasphemer and a charlatan that they might have Him arrested.

After Christ confounded the Sadducees in their presumptuous attempt to ensnare and humiliate Him, the Pharisees took their verbal shot at Him asking that He declare to the multitude what was the greatest commandment in the Law of Moses.

In one masterful statement, Christ responded condensing the entire law that God had given Moses into:

“Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments dependeth the whole law and the prophets.” - St Matthew 22:37–40.

Christ’s ministry was “based" on and “comprised” of unrequited Love (charity) … not fear. Only a “fool” would believe His directive could change over time; for His message is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

Living in fear is a “crisis of faith” where one, for whatever the reason, places their “trust” more in “evil” than in “good”. Exploiting that “crisis of faith” is what religious carpetbaggers, like the Dimond Brothers’ MhFM, do; using coercion as the cornerstone and fear as the mortar in constructing their pretentious “businesses” of religion.

No one can deny that fear is a great motivator, both physically and spiritually, and is something that we all experience in our lives to one degree or another.

There are numerous legitimate dangers that exist in our lives that we need to be aware of and take necessary / rational precautions against so as to protect ourselves and our loved ones rom harm (i.e. health related, criminality, war, natural catastrophes, etc.). Such things are “healthy” or “wholesome” fear.

Yet, fear becomes “un-healthy” when it is imaginary, exaggerated or unrealistic; risking to transform a concern into debilitating phobia.

It is of paramount importance to understand that exploiting fear for profit is a clever “fund raising” and/or “marketing” strategy used by both reputable and non-reputable business entities alike in an attempt to persuade a consumer to “buy into” what is being advertised as a means of obtaining actual (or a sense of) relief from those fears.

Fearmongering is defined as the action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue. In this instance the issue being exploited, by mischievous religious reprobates, is “the end of times”.

Terrifying people for a living, in the name of Jesus, for cash, is not act of Christian charity. Such actions define a ministry of fear and not Christ’s ministry of love.

"There is no fear in love (charity); but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." - 1 St John 4:18

"Come to me, all you that labor, and are burdened, and I will refresh you. Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. For my yoke is sweet and my burden light. - St Matthew 11:28-3

No one utilizing such debased evangelical tactics should be confused with those who have been legitimately “commissioned / sent” by the Teaching Authority of Christ’s Church to preach and teach.

True Catholic evangelicals are easy to recognize. They are persons of hope, not doomsayers or fear mongers.

“The end of times” … those four words strike fear into the hearts and minds of the unlettered religious. Exploiting that fear has kept donations/funds rolling in and the Dimond Brothers in business since 1996. Don’t be deceived … these dubious self-anointed ministers “prey” upon and do not “pray” for Christ’s scattered flock.

What these self-identified Benedictines (Sarabaite) monks fail to explain to their “followers” is that “the last days”, “the end of times” (or “end times”) actually commenced in the first century with the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after His Ascension, on the day of Pentecost … the day the Church was born; which signified that Christ's redemptive mission on earth was completed and God’s “new” covenant had been officially inaugurated.

Since that time, for nearly two millennia, those of faith (the laity) have been instructed by the episcopate to seek to live “honorable” Christian lives in order that they be found worthy, at Christ’s glorious second coming, to obtain the reward of eternal life on “Judgement Day”; whenever that “last day” finally manifests itself.

Yet, No one knows when Christ will come again:

"But of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, but the Father alone." - St Matthew 24:36

But, ask yourself, does the day and hour actually matter if we’re endeavoring to live our lives as if He were coming today? A true Catholic (Christian) does not fear the hour or the day of Christ’s return:

"For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of sobriety [a sound mind]." - 2 Timothy 1:7 (Douay-Rheims)

A true Catholic believes the words of Christ; that if we (the laity) will but love Our Father in Heaven first … all else will follow; for our unbridled love of God will inspire us to love (be charitable to) others and to live our lives as He would have us do.

A true Catholic knows that it is only through one’s uncoerced and deliberate love of God (baptism and obedience to the laws of His Church) that an individual can ever hope to gain entry into Christ’s flock where His Shepherds, His bishops, will lead them towards salvation (peace).

Since the first century … Christians have been watching and waiting for “the end of times” and we will continue to wait without fear. For a Catholic is a person of faith residing in a community of hope and charity.

The Dimond Brothers’ ministry of fear exposes them for the religious pretenders they most certainly are. No one can legitimately claim to be Catholic and at the same time be a doomsayer or a fearmonger.

"By their fruits you shall know them." - St Matthew 7:16

Christ and His apostles warned us to beware of religious opportunists who would try to deceive and lead us away from His community by proclaiming that it is they and not the Bishops who are now in charge of His Church:

”Take heed that no man seduce you. For many will come in my name, saying I am Christ [sitting in the place of]. And they will seduce many.” – St Matthew 24:4-5

“Then if any man shall say to you: Lo here is Christ, or there, do not believe him. For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect. Behold I have told it to you, beforehand.” – St Matthew 24:24-25

As for those tumultuous and threatening signs of “the end of times” … Catholics rejoice in them and are not afraid:

"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." St Luke 21:28

A true penitent joins Christ's Church out of their love for God not out of the fear of Hell.

And where is Christ’s Church to be found? St Cyprian provided the answer:

"Know that the Bishop is in the Church and the Church in the Bishop and that if anyone is not with the Bishop he is not in the Church." - St Cyprian

To those genuinely seeking answers to questions pertaining to Christ’s Church, the path which leads towards salvation, only look to those who can first present authentic evidence that they have been called, duly commissioned and set apart by the Teaching Authority of His Church, to preach and teach.

It is wise to have a "wholesome fear" of those charismatic religious pretenders, like the Dimond Brothers, whose evangelical ministries are based on and designed to use “Servile Fear” to exploit the unlettered religious.

It is wise to have a “wholesome fear” of these “businesses of religion” for they are not approved by nor under the guidance and direction of a consecrated Bishop and, therefore, are schismatic in nature, placing themselves “outside the Church”.

It is equally wise to have a “wholesome fear” of God’s judgement. But, I would caution you against succumbing to the dreadful anxieties associated with “Scrupulosity” and to mistrust or despair over the capacity or extent of God’s grace and mercy.

Again, to those genuinely seeking answers to questions pertaining to Christ’s Church (salvation), go to the source of that information and speak directly with those who have been duly instructed, commissioned and sent out to preach and teach (an ordained Bishop or Priest).

"If anyone says that ... those who have been neither rightly ordained nor sent by ecclesiastical and canonical authority, but come from a different source, are lawful ministers of the word …: let him be anathema." - Denzinger: Sources of Catholic Dogma: 967 Can. 7

Remember ... a true penitent joins Christ's Church out of their love for God not out of the fear of Hell.

 

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