The Word Has Power
by Christopher A. Ferrara
September 28, 2017
“Our foundation has been shaken. Crime, corruption, immorality, abortion, sodomy, sexual perversion sweep our land. When we become one nation under God again, when liberty and justice for all reigns across our land, we will be truly good again.”
These are the words of Roy Moore, who has just won the Republican primary in Alabama and will in all likelihood win the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the general election in December. This is the same Roy Moore who, as Judge Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court, defied the imperious federal courts when they ordered removal of a Ten Commandments monument from the Alabama Supreme Court building, and again when they decreed that Alabama must issue “gay marriage” licenses. For his courageous stand in defense of the divine and natural law, Moore was twice removed from the bench, having been reelected to the Alabama Supreme Court after his removal during the Ten Commandments controversy.
Moore uttered the quoted words during a debate with his Republican primary opponent, Luther Strange, who could not defeat him despite a massive infusion of $30 million from the corrupt Republican establishment and an endless stream of attack ads aimed at destroying Moore’s reputation.
I may be mistaken, but it appears that Moore is literally the only politician on the American scene today who is willing to state in public the obvious truth that “immorality, abortion, sodomy, [and] sexual perversion sweep our land” and that only when we become “one nation under God” can we “be truly good again.” Nor can I think of a single American bishop who is willing to say the same thing in public discourse And we certainly are not hearing anything of the kind from a Vatican seemingly more concerned with global warming than what Pope John Paul II called the “silent apostasy” of an entire civilization.
According to his autobiography, Moore, a Protestant, learned from his father “never to be ashamed of who you are or what you believe in” and “the truth about God’s love and the sacrifice of His own Son, Jesus.” Moore’s understanding of the nature of that redemptive sacrifice may well be infected by the Protestant error of vicarious punishment (as distinguished from the Catholic doctrine of vicarious atonement), according to which Christ takes on the punishment for our sins so that we need only have faith in Him to be saved. And it appears that Moore subscribes to the false notion that any and all religions have an equal right to propagate themselves under the First Amendment. But at least we have with Moore a politician willing to invoke the Holy Name of Jesus.
If only our bishops and America’s so-called conservative politicians had the courage to invoke Christ and His Gospel in opposition to the immorality, abortion, sodomy and sexual perversion that do indeed sweep the land of America and every Western nation of former Christendom in Europe.
By its very proclamation, the Word has power to renew the face of the earth. I am reminded of the courageous testimony before Congress by Gianna Jessen in 2000, which preceded passage of the federal law banning “partial birth” abortions. Jessen, herself the survivor of a botched saline abortion, said this to the House Judiciary Committee:
“Where is the soul of America?! Members of this committee: where is YOUR heart? How can you deal with the issues of a nation without examining her soul? A murderous spirit will stop at nothing until it has devoured a nation. Psalm 53:1-3 says: ‘The fool has said in his heart, ‘there is no God’; they are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none who does good. God looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God. Every one of them has turned aside; they have together become corrupt; there is none who does good, no, not one.’
“There was once a man speaking from hell (recorded in Luke 16) who said ‘I am tormented in this flame.’ Hell is real. So is Satan, and the same hatred that crucified Jesus 2000 years ago, still resides in the hearts of sinful people today. Why do you think this whole room trembles when I mention the name Jesus Christ? It is because He is REAL! He is able to give grace for repentance and forgiveness to you and to America. We are under the judgment of God – but we can be saved through Christ….
“Good men… have stood up for righteousness, and today we are nothing but cowards in America. We can’t even say the truth because we are so afraid of what our colleagues will think… Shame on America.”
And shame on the bishops and politicians who refuse to carry the standard of Christ the King into battle against the spreading kingdom of darkness, but instead charge into battle, with trumpets of indignation blaring, over such matters as “climate change,” mass immigration, and whether football players have the right to kneel during the National Anthem.
May God bless Roy Moore with the grace of conversion to the Catholic Faith so that he can provide an example of the Social Kingship of Christ in action. For without His Social Kingship, there is no hope for our dying civilization.