Sin has varying levels of severity. The most fundamental distinction as noted by the Catholic Church, quoting Sacred Scripture, is that between mortal sin and venial (non-mortal) sins in St. John’s letter:
If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly, he should pray to God and he will give him life. This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin, about which I do not say that you should pray.
All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that is not deadly. (1 John 5:16-17)
Likewise, there are four sins in the Old Testament which specifically “cry out to Heaven for vengeance,” which one can find in the Bible or in the simple words of the Catechism are the willful murder of the innocent, the sin of Sodom, the oppression of the widow and orphan, and the deprivation of a working man of his justly earned wages:
1867) The catechetical tradition also recalls that there are “sins that cry to heaven”: the blood of Abel, the sin of the Sodomites, the cry of the people oppressed in Egypt, the cry of the foreigner, the widow, and the orphan, injustice to the wage earner.
It is clear that sins crying out to Heaven for vengeance are mortal. However, within that we can say they are a special kind of sins because they involve grave transgressions against one’s fellow man that have serious repercussions for society. Just as the Bible says that the sin of Sodom is worthy of death in the Old and New Testaments, so must all of these sins be considered with the like degree of seriousness as they are in the same classification.
The degree of seriousness becomes multiplied if a man embraces not just one of these sins, but several, if not all four. Indeed, if one of them could bring about God’s vengeance, what is to be said of one who embraces all of them without repentance, instead reveling in his sins and defining himself by said actions? It is the sure sign of not only God’s abandonment, but a premonition of God’s wrath against said man and impending judgement against him.
Actions also do not apply solely to individual men. Groups of people and entire countries also are within this category because they are extensions of each other. Nations do not spring forth from the earth without roots, but grow from the people who make them. While no society is perfect, the politics and values of a society and the politicians who rule them reflect the people who make them up because politicians come from the people. It is a logical fallacy regardless of the country to say that one solves a nation’s problems by changing political leadership in most cases because barring genuine, massive changes to the philosophies which govern a nation, which the pattern of history shows usually come by force from a type of absolute/authoritarian/monarchical ruler, the people will continue to vote those who most closely reflect themselves into power until their own sins corrupt the nation, leading to its destruction just as termites feasting on a tree until it collapses and topples their nest.
While one can argue over specific details as to what constitutes social decline, it is clear that one can sufficiently gauge the health of a nation based upon on her embrace or rejection of the above-mentioned sins that provoke divine vengeance. The greater the acceptance of these sins the worse off a nation is, and if she embraces all four, it is a near guarantee of her destruction, especially if there is no desire to repent but instead to define oneself by these sins.
America is falling apart from within and has been for some time for many reasons. Some will point to economic decline, others to political arguing, and different issues for others. Some do not believe that such a decline is taking place in spite of the obvious signs, such as the disappearance of pensions, growing job instability, rising prices for commodities, reduced salaries, lower quality in products, and the general hatred that now defines average public discourse.
However, something that has not changed is the American love of the sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. This has only grown proportionately since World War II, and indeed existed and was growing well before World War II.
The latter two- the oppression of the widow and the orphan and the deprivation of the working man of his justly earned wages -have existed for a long time, and are tied to the American embrace of the sin of usury, the use of corporatism as a way to legally shield business criminals from responsibility for their actions, and the use of America’s financial position to print money and in combination with military might to be able to extract value from others nations in a one-sided manner without any regard for the humanity of other nations. It is not a sin to make profit or to do well, but it is a sin to do so through immoral means and without repentance.
The sin of Sodom speaks for itself. America has made herself not just the world financial power, but the world enforcer of the LGBT agenda, demanding nations bend over for the sodomite agenda on condition of receiving foreign aid. No nation in the world would dare to follow the Biblical injunction against homosexuality, because if they did then America would not only economically destroy them, but she would probably use it as a pretext to invade and destroy the entire nation before forcing sodomy on that nation. While there are many nations who have embraced this perversity, much of it has spread due to monies coming from the US and her owners in finance and heavy industry, of which a clearly disproportionate number have direct ties Israel, who is not only America’s most “important ally” in the Middle East, but is one of the most pro-Sodomite nations on Earth.
Lastly, there is the abortion issue. Russia was the first nation in the world to legalize abortion following the October Revolution of 1917. However, it is known that the Bolsheviks came to power because of financial backing from American and Jewish-American families as well as logistics and assistance provided by Germany. Thus, Russia’s legalization of abortion was a direct consequence of American sociopolitical machinations, and given the fact that it was American eugenics programs that were the basis for the Aktion T-4 eugenics program of the German National Socialists, one cannot separate the history of abortion from US policy and actions. What she brought to other nations was eventually imposed on the US in 1973 with the Roe v. Wade case, and since then has shown itself to only grow in power in spite of the opposition of many people.
Abortion is not going anywhere because it is tied to the support of many businesses, financial investments, and military research projects in the US and abroad. The opposition to it, while important and necessary, is at this point more of a show because no fundamental changes are going to be made.
I have warned that the biggest danger which the US faces is not an attack from another nation, but her own infrastructure being assaulted from within and looking like an accident, which if targeted could cause serious damage to the nation and even chaos that could either force a US withdrawal from other conflicts to deal with domestic issues, or could open the way to an actual military attack of sorts.
In July 2018, I mentioned the fact that in addition to man-made weaknesses, the US has a series of structural problems built into the nation itself that could seriously weaken or destroy her. These include the supervolcano in Montana and Wyoming, the New Madrid Fault Line that is the Mississippi River and could split the nation in half, and the San Andreas Fault, which could sink California into the Pacific Ocean.
America is a blessed nation with the potential for great good. However, much of the good she has been blessed with she has squandered, choosing instead to do evil and to force others to accept her evils. She has embraced as a part of her laws the sins which cry out to heaven for vengeance, and instead of turning to God she has rejected God and continues to mock Him.
For the sake of the good people in the US who believe and desire to do what is morally right, the actions that one sees taking place is not a call for political action, but for prayer and personal action. It is a premonition of impending judgement on the nation for her sins.
To the wise Christian, NOW is the time to prepare. There are many examples of how to do this- getting rid of all debts that one carries, learning how to grow food, reducing personal expenses, and improving the state of one’s personal health to start.
A World War is coming, and this is well-known by political and social trends. It is known that this time America will likely not be spared the effects of war. However, it would be very interesting if at the same time that this conflict takes place, that she has a major earthquake, a volcanic eruption, or both and more.
I don’t want this to happen for the same reason I don’t want it to happen to anybody in another nation. It would mean a lot of death and suffering, especially of innocent and good people. However, nobody can deny that if one really believes that God’s word is true, that there are some sins which cry to Heaven for vengeance, and that America defines herself by the embrace and love of these sins and she is starting another major war, that she will likely not escape punishment for her sins.
Prepare yourselves accordingly, because this is just the beginning.