John Eudes: “a scourge visited upon the people”   6 comments


This is from the blog Dover Beach:

‘THE MOST EVIDENT MARK of God’s anger and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world are manifested when He permits His people to fall into the hands of clerics’ who are priests more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds.

Instead of nourishing those committed to their care, they rend and devour them brutally. Instead of leading their people to God, they drag Christian souls into hell in their train. Instead of being the salt of the earth and the light of the world, they are its innocuous poison and its murky darkness.

St. Gregory the Great says that priests and pastors will stand condemned before God as the murderers of any souls lost through neglect or silence. Tot occidimus, quot ad mortem ire tepidi et tacentes videmus. Elsewhere St. Gregory asserts that nothing more angers God than to see those whom He set aside for the correction of others, give bad example by a wicked and depraved life.’

Instead of preventing offenses against His Majesty, such priests become themselves the first to persecute Him, they lose their zeal for the salvation of souls and think only of following their own inclinations. Their affections go no farther than earthly things, they eagerly bask in the empty praises of men, using their sacred ministry to serve their ambitions, they abandon the things of God to devote themselves to the things of the world, and in their saintly calling of holiness, they spend their time in profane and worldly pursuits.

When God permits such things, it is a very positive proof that He is thoroughly angry with His people, and is visiting His most dreadful anger upon them. That is why He cries unceasingly to Christians, “Return, 0 ye revolting children . . . and I will give you pastors according to my own heart” (Jer. 3, 14-15). Thus, irregularities in the lives of priests constitute a scourge visited upon the people in consequence of sin.’

–St. John Eudes, ‘The Priest: His Dignity and Obligations’

I Should go to Dairy Queen More Often
God’s House or a Religious System
Enmity:  True Christians versus False Christians
Thought — The Two Faiths
Hog Pen Christianity
Where Are The Watchmen?
John Piper

6 responses to “John Eudes: “a scourge visited upon the people”

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. The fullness of that Day is upon us. Let those who have His fire burning within their hearts hold not back. Let the word go forth from all those who have the genuine concern for His inheritance in the earth.


  2. Good one Tim. I have written/ blogged on this type of subject quite a few times in the past year or so (again recently). One passage, from the Hebraic Roots Bible – A Literal Translation- that I often remind others of is Jeremiah 10. In v8 YHVH tells Jeremiah, that the people have altogether become stupid (He doesn’t mince words does He?). Then further down He addresses the reason why – v21 He tells Jeremiah “for the pastors/ shepherds have altogether become stupid, they have not sought YHVH (YAHUAH) therefore they will NOT be blessed, and their flocks will be SCATTERED”. Pretty heavy eh? Here’s a link to one of those articles I posted last Nov.

  3. Pingback: John Eudes: “a scourge visited upon the people” — The Road | Gitardood's Weblog

  4. I am sure that there are many ways that the Lord can judge or scourge a nation because of its sins. If there is no righteousness in pulpits, then why would there be any righteousness in a city or a nation?

    Jacksonites, Yours is a Bloody City

    • recall 2 Chron 7:14 – “If My people who are called by My name ….” and also Peter told us “for now it is time for judgment to begin at the house of God”

  5. From “Mother of 6 Yr Old Shares Son’s Visions”:

    “I then did an exercise with him, and went through a few other preachers on youtube to find out the degree of their light around their bubbles. Kyle used this analogy to describe the degree of brightness or lack of it. He was the one that shared this with me without any prompting on my end and he has no knowledge of this concept. He has described the body of Christ to me, illustrating Jesus at the head, right on top, according to him now, Kyle n I are located at the chin. Here I list some of the preachers that we checked while doing the ‘Check that Preacher’ exercise. Closer the preacher is to the top of the head (where Jesus is illustrated to be), the closer the preacher is walking with the Lord, and the brighter is the bubble.

    “Preachers like Paul Washer and Pastor JD Faraq – At the Nose. Pastor Loran Livingston of Central Church of God in North Carolina – at the Forehead area. Perry Stone is at the chest area. Jonathan Cahn is at the chin area. Crefro Dollar – at the neck. Jesse Duplantis – at the waist T.D. Jakes – at the waist. Rod Parsley – at the stomach. Paula White – at the stomach. Paul White – also at the stomach. Joyce Meyer – at the waist. Phil Pringer – at the foot. Sid Roth – this was very interesting. I showed him a video of Sid Roth in Jan 2012, and another in Dec 2012. With the video in Jan, he pointed that Sid Roth was located at the foot, then in Dec 2012 – he pointed that he is at the waist, and Kyle remarked, “His brightness has improved!” Billy Graham – at the toes! (MOD EDIT: Benny Hinn not Billy Graham). Joseph Prince has a dark bubble and this was a shocker when I heard it, he is not even a part of the body, not even on the foot! His standing is out of the body of Christ! The other person that wins him hands down is Joel Osteen. Osteen is out of the body, further away then Prince, and Kyle’s remark, ‘He does not know Jesus.’”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: