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THE QUESTION OF HOW EVIL MEN CAN BE USED IN PURIFICATION IS EASILY ANSWERED
We get a lot of people who ask how men of ill will can be part of a heavenly chastisement. When terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, many wondered how that could be viewed as something from God.
It's hard to see how Osama Bin Laden could be part of a purification, but then all we need to do is look at history -- starting with the Bible. There we find Nebuchadnezzar (no choir boy) was sent to attack Kedar (Jeremiah 49:28). We also see how the Babylonians, who were involved in all forms of occultism, brutality, and debauched ways (see Daniel), were set against Israel. Indeed, we note that one of the famous dreams in that biblical book was of a "lion" -- and as we have previously noted the name "Osama" (as in "Bin Laden") means "lion."
In Hosea we see it stated that when "the men of Israel have thrown away what is good, the enemy shall pursue."
When we sow the wind, it says, we reap the whirlwind.
During the Roman Empire, a chastisement against that empire came largely by way of Huns and Germanic barbarians who uttered occult curses and practiced unfathomable brutality. They were at least as bad as the worst terrorists. In fact, they were the original terrorists. The Huns probably came from beyond the Volga River in the land of Magog and were widely seen as the apocalyptical horsemen (Revelation 6:4): short, broad-shouldered, and bow-legged, with "horrible" faces. Indeed, Huns were said to drink blood, pillage churches, and arrive with the smell of a hellish sulfur.
It was these men who were allowed to bring down the corrupt Roman regions.
In recent times, there is Fatima. In 1917, during the height of World War One, the Virgin Mary warned that "if what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI."
We may think Bin Laden's bad, but that chastisement (and Mary called it precisely that, a chastisement) involved the likes of Hitler.
"Our own evil inclinations are far more dangerous than any external enemies," stated Saint Ambrose, whose feast we celebrated December 7.
What it comes down to more than anything is that when we are not pure, when we involve ourselves in evil, when we are corrupt (as our nation in many ways, like abortion and cloning, has allowed itself to be corrupt), we are more exposed to evil. There is a chink in our armor. There is a place for the smoke of Satan to enter. Evil begets evil. And so we see in history that when the Israelites or Romans or others strayed from the Lord, they were subject to the attacks of wicked men -- attackers and terrorists who indulged in the same sins but even more blatantly. In ways that are mysterious, God allows evil in order to purge evil, and He allows it as a matter of His justice -- which is as unfathomable as His mercy.
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