I have heard of several pieces of information about Bishop Vincent Long which greatly concern me. His opening speech said it was ‘not good enough’ to call the homosexual lifestyle intrinsically disordered, while treating them with compassion. (Link to article here: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/parramatta-bishop-calls-on-church-to-accept-homosexuality/news-story/38408da11324d1ff8c427005aca3e6d4 )
He ordered a priest, that was imploring fellow priests and bishops to teach the truth about homosexuality, to cease and take down his video resulting in Catholic Church congregations being left confused, unaided and unguided in the recent vote – except by popular society.
He refused to urge people to vote ‘no’ against same-sex marriage in the recent Australian postal vote to change the law and apparently said “We have won” when the numbers came in as approving of the Aust. government changing the law to allow same sex marriage. So what could be worse than that?
Blessing same-sex unions as if they are approved by God.
Why is this act so bad? True care for our homosexual inclined neighbour involves all Christians truly caring for, understanding and assisting them in their spiritual struggles. It involves self-sacrificial love. People experiencing same-sex attraction or participating in homosexual relations, long for God too. They too are made in the image of God, as all people are. The deepest desire of a human heart is to know and be loved by The Father. We were all made to know, love and serve Him so we can be happy here on earth- and happy with Him in heaven (Baltimore Catechism). In fact, I do believe, as St. Augustine says, that our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.
“Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.” (Augustine, Confessions (Book 1)
Gene Fant, of First Things blog, describes it thus:
The longing of our hearts for something more, something beyond ourselves is powerful. Intuitively, we know that we need something to complete our broken hearts, minds and spirits. Augustine rightly points out that our completion is found not in romance, wealth or learning but rather in the One who formed us.
(Taken from: https://www.firstthings.com/blogs/firstthoughts/2009/12/our-hearts-are-restless)
If you, or I, or the Church, pretends that it is fine to go on committing sins of a homosexual nature, among other sins, we exclude them from the joy and the happiness stored up for them by God. It is the deepest and most satisfying joy that a person can ever know. And we deny them the Truth, and the help they need, in order to inherit eternal life. There is no love in a person who hides the Truth and allows their neighbour to go to hell.
This is why it upset me so much to hear that Bishop Vincent Long held an LGTBi symposium where, at the end of it, he told his priests that he wanted them to help find a way to bless same sex unions. Because to bless is to condone the sin. It is to lie to the sinner in the worst possible way and to abuse the privilege given by God to his sacred servants. It is to expect priests to assist in breaking God’s Commandments. God the Father will not (and cannot) bless what is an abomination in His Eyes. The blessing would, therefore, be empty, null and void. It would be counterfeit.
All of this I knew, when I heard the new intention of Bishop Vincent Long to find a way to bless same-sex unions and I was simultaneously aware that another prophecy from the Book of Truth was being fulfilled; that they will ask priests to bless same-sex unions.
With this in mind, I felt the sobering need to warn Christians that blessing same-sex unions is unacceptable by giving them the words of Jesus from His prophetic message.
I also prayed about this: that God’s will be done and that I would find the right words to explain this in a loving, sensitive but honest way. That night, I began to look for the exact message where God says He cannot condone same-sex marriage or ever bless them and why. Only my initial searches could not find the message I wanted which puzzled me. I jotted one related message down and went to sleep. The night and next day sped by, as I unexpectedly ended up in hospital and had to sleep most of the next day to recover. Regardless of this diversion, I looked forward to prayer group the next morning and it was there that God stepped in.
At the end, we open the Book of Truth on a message for everyone to hear (after a prayer to the Holy Spirit). Mum asked me to choose a book and open on a passage. I chuckled a little when I saw the heading. It had opened on the exact message that I had been looking for but had been unable to find by my online searches! Later, I found out that my mum had also been searching for the message after I told her of our Bishop’s ultimate intention, but had similarly been unable to find the one about priests blessing same-sex unions! This was a little miracle. There are 5 thick volumes in the printed version of the Book of Truth and over 1330 messages, many going over several pages and we managed to open on the exact page that starts at the beginning of that particular message. You can see why an online search is usually easier!
By the Will of God, therefore, I now share it with you the whole message as given by Jesus in the Book of Truth:
Same sex marriage a grave sin
16 March 2012 @ 10:20pm
My dearly beloved daughter, the pain and suffering of My poor followers, who have to watch, helplessly, as new laws, contrary to My Teachings, are reaching unprecedented levels in the world.
Not only do you have to witness sin, children, you then have to watch as sin is presented to you where you are forced to accept it as being humane.
I refer to one sin in particular, same sex marriage, which is presented as a natural right. You are then expected to accept this abomination, as it is set before My Father’s Throne in a Church.
It is not enough for these people to condone same sex marriage in the eyes of the law, they then want to force God the Father to give them His Blessing. He could never do this, because it is a grave sin in His Eyes.
How dare these people think it is acceptable to parade this abominable act in My Father’s Churches?
Children, I love every soul.
I love sinners.
I detest their sin, but love the sinner.
Same sex sexual acts are not acceptable in My Father’s Eyes.
Pray for these souls because I love them, but cannot give them the graces they desire.
They must know, that no matter how much they try to condone same sex marriages, they are not entitled to participate in the Holy Sacrament of Marriage.
A Sacrament must come from God. The rules for receiving Sacraments must stem from My Father’s Teachings.
You cannot force My Father, God the Most High, to give His Blessing, or access to, His Holy Sacraments, unless they are respected in the way they are meant to be.
Sin is now presented in the world as a good thing.
As I have said before, the world is back to front.
Good is presented as evil and those people who try to live by the Laws of God the Father, are sneered at.
Evil, no matter how you dress it up, cannot be turned into an act of goodness, in the Eyes of My Father.
My Father will punish those who continue to flaunt their sins before Him.
Heed this warning, for your sins, which are carried out when you refuse to obey God, will not and cannot be forgiven.
This is because you refuse to accept sin for what it is.
Your Saviour, Jesus Christ