Continued from reply #304The following excerpts are taken from the first papal social encyclical referred to in the article quoted in the previous post. They reveal her new efforts to undo all that the masses effected in their wholesale rejection of her usurped authority just over three decades prior to its publication. Some of those she considers enemies of this desired purpose are identified in the encyclical as well. The link provided above the quoted excerpts, is where the encyclical may be viewed in its entirety. Quoted encyclical is in black, emphasis is mine. My comments will be in blue. https://www.papalencyclicals.net/greg16/g16mirar.htm
On Liberalism and Religious Indifferentism
Pope Gregory XVI - 1832
ON LIBERALISM AND RELIGIOUS INDIFFERENTISM
To All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World.
Venerable Brothers, Greetings and Apostolic Benediction.
We think that you wonder why, from the time of Our assuming the pontificate, We have not yet sent a letter to you as is customary and as Our benevolence for you demanded. We wanted very much to address you by that voice by which We have been commanded, in the person of blessed Peter, to strengthen the brethren. You know what storms of evil and toil, at the beginning of Our pontificate, drove Us suddenly into the depths of the sea. If the right hand of God had not given Us strength, We would have drowned as the result of the terrible conspiracy of impious men. The mind recoils from renewing this by enumerating so many dangers; instead We bless the Father of consolation Who, having overthrown all enemies, snatched Us from the present danger. When He had calmed this violent storm, He gave Us relief from fear. At once We decided to advise you on healing the wounds of Israel;
but the mountain of concerns We needed to address in order to restore public order delayed Us…………………Though we cannot determine what exact evils and problems are being referred to in the above opening comments, we may safely determine that they are a direct result of the French Revolution and or mass rejection of papal authoritarianism which preceded this encyclical by a few decades of the revolution, and some centuries of Protestant resistance. As is apparent, the papacy considers itself and those it lords over, to be Israel. The healing of its wounds would therefore represent a healing of its spiritual and temporal authority, as both are fundamental realities of its structure and existence. Prophetically speaking then of course, this would, has, and does represent the healing of the first beast of the book of Revelation chapter 13. Which received its deadly wound from the French Revolution in mass rejection of abusive papal spiritual and temporal authority.
4. We come to you grieving and sorrowful because We know that you are concerned for the faith in these difficult times. Now is truly the time in which the powers of darkness winnow the elect like wheat. “The earth mourns and fades away….And the earth is infected by the inhabitants thereof, because they have transgressed the laws, they have changed the ordinances, they have broken the everlasting covenant.”
Ah yes, those pesky infecting inhabitants of the earth who so recently rejected your abusive leadership and power. Never mind all of the very very good reasons they had to do so. No no. No confession or repentance on your own part for the evils you committed which lead to that rejection. Just condemnation for those who dared to do so, as though they had broken God’s law, changed His ordinances, and broken His everlasting covenant. As though the papacy itself and the pope were God.
2Th 2:1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5. We speak of the things which you see with your own eyes, which We both bemoan. Depravity exults; science is impudent; liberty, dissolute. The holiness of the sacred is despised; the majesty of divine worship is not only disapproved by evil men, but defiled and held up to ridicule. Hence sound doctrine is perverted and errors of all kinds spread boldly. The laws of the sacred, the rights, institutions, and discipline — none are safe from the audacity of those speaking evil. Our Roman See is harassed violently and the bonds of unity are daily loosened and severed. The divine authority of the Church is opposed and her rights shorn off. She is subjected to human reason
and with the greatest injustice exposed to the hatred of the people and reduced to vile servitude. The obedience due bishops is denied and their rights are trampled underfoot. Furthermore, academies and schools resound with new, monstrous opinions, which openly attack the Catholic faith;
this horrible and nefarious war is openly and even publicly waged. Thus, by institutions and by the example of teachers, the minds of the youth are corrupted and a tremendous blow is dealt to religion and the perversion of morals is spread. So the restraints of religion are thrown off, by which alone kingdoms stand.
We see the destruction of public order, the fall of principalities, and the overturning of all legitimate power approaching.
Indeed this great mass of calamities had its inception in the heretical societies and sects in which all that is sacrilegious, infamous, and blasphemous has gathered as bilge water in a ship’s hold, a congealed mass of all filth.Never mind the constant abuses the people who rejected her usurped authority suffered at her hands, causing their rejection of her leadership. They are all damned because she is unquestionably divinely established authority. Her adulterous relations with the kings of the earth, with whom she walks upon the backs of the people, is divinely ordained. How dare they not be obedient to herself, her clergy, and her adulterous lovers. She must of course remedy such servile conditions, as those which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ endured for the sake of righteousness, and warned His followers they would also if they picked up their crosses and followed their Savior.
The papacy suffered such things because she would be no servant to mankind unless mankind bowed in obedience before her. To the contrary, she did, has, and does make life as difficult as possible for all who will not bow before her usurped authority. Regardless of how corrupt and abusive it became or becomes due to that same usurped power. She suffered the same fate as many other abusive forms of government of this world throughout history when their abused citizens rose up against them. This because she is herself a kingdom and government of this world, usurping the power and name of Christ to her own ends. Professing to serve Him who declared His kingdom was not of this world, while being constantly in bed with the kings and leaders of this world. The only power she considers legitimate, is her own, and that granted by her.
She also begins to identify her enemies which caused her downfall, and must be overcome in the above. It is the heretical societies and sects which have and do exist without her permission. This of course includes all Protestants, and the second rebellious child of the papacy as well, rationalism, secular humanism, and or atheism if one prefers. Children or daughters spawned by their rejection of her abusive and usurped authority. Many of whom already have and do continue to return to her. Ever increasing allies submitting to her completely compromising global vision as not only a friend of this world, but the ruler of all its inhabitants unto judgement and destruction. So be it, as God has determined.
Rev 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: 5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6. These and many other serious things, which at present would take too long to list, but which you know well, cause Our intense grief. It is not enough for Us to deplore these innumerable evils unless We strive to uproot them.
We take refuge in your faith and call upon your concern for the salvation of the Catholic flock. Your singular prudence and diligent spirit give Us courage and console Us, afflicted as We are with so many trials. We must raise Our voice and attempt all things lest a wild boar from the woods should destroy the vineyard or wolves kill the flock.
It is Our duty to lead the flock only to the food which is healthful. In these evil and dangerous times, the shepherds must never neglect their duty; they must never be so overcome by fear that they abandon the sheep. Let them never neglect the flock and become sluggish from idleness and apathy. Therefore, united in spirit, let us promote our common cause, or more truly the cause of God; let our vigilance be one and our effort united against the common enemies.There you have it. Immediately upon being reestablished enough to write and disperse encyclicals, the papacy begins her call for open warfare against all who rejected her, as she believes, God given spiritual and temporal authority. No holds barred. All enemies, especially those viewed as wild boars by the papacy as Martin Luther was, must be dealt with in any way shape or form possible. Luther of course rejected papal authority completely after being excommunicated, and entered into the battle for liberty of conscience in a big way. The papacy certainly cannot tolerate such as that.
7. Indeed you will accomplish this perfectly if, as the duty of your office demands, you attend to yourselves and to doctrine and meditate on these words: “the universal Church is affected by any and every novelty” and the admonition of Pope Agatho: “nothing of the things appointed ought to be diminished; nothing changed; nothing added; but they must be preserved both as regards expression and meaning.” Therefore may the unity which is built upon the See of Peter as on a sure foundation stand firm. May it be for all a wall and a security, a safe port, and a treasury of countless blessings. To check the audacity of those who attempt to infringe upon the rights of this Holy See or to sever the union of the churches with the See of Peter,
instill in your people a zealous confidence in the papacy and sincere veneration for it. As St. Cyprian wrote: “He who abandons the See of Peter on which the Church was founded, falsely believes himself to be a part of the Church.”…………………….That would be the right to spiritually and temporally ruled the world of course.
9. Furthermore, the discipline sanctioned by the Church must never be rejected or be branded as contrary to certain principles of natural law. It must never be called crippled, or imperfect or subject to civil authority.
In this discipline the administration of sacred rites, standards of morality, and the reckoning of the rights of the Church and her ministers are embraced…………It is true that the authentic church of Christ should never be subject to civil authorities, though it should cooperate with them as far as possible save when their policies conflict with a thus saith the Lord. The papacy accepts this rule, as it favors her own authority in any contest. Yet she rejects another biblical rule which is just as important, in attributing to herself that which our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ never taught or exemplified, but only discouraged. That is presuming civil or temporal power for herself in and of this world. Thereby making herself unquestionably a friend of this world. Unto the only possible end of apostasy and corruption.
Joh 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.
Jas 4:1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
One cannot be on any more intimate terms with this world, than to be the one leading it.
13. Now We consider another abundant source of the evils with which the Church is afflicted at present: indifferentism.
This perverse opinion is spread on all sides by the fraud of the wicked who claim that it is possible to obtain the eternal salvation of the soul by the profession of any kind of religion, as long as morality is maintained. Surely, in so clear a matter, you will drive this deadly error far from the people committed to your care. With the admonition of the apostle that “there is one God, one faith, one baptism” may those fear who contrive the notion that the safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself that “those who are not with Christ are against Him,” and that they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore “without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the Catholic faith whole and inviolate.”
 Let them hear Jerome who, while the Church was torn into three parts by schism, tells us that whenever someone tried to persuade him to join his group he always exclaimed: “He who is for the See of Peter is for me.” A schismatic flatters himself falsely if he asserts that he, too, has been washed in the waters of regeneration. Indeed Augustine would reply to such a man: “The branch has the same form when it has been cut off from the vine; but of what profit for it is the form, if it does not live from the root?”While the above condemnation embraces the false religions of this world, it also embraces all professing followers of Jesus Christ who are not of the Catholic faith. Echoing the infamous declaration of the papal bull Unam Sanctam, -
“Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff.”
14. This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it.
“But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error,” as Augustine was wont to say. When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly “the bottomless pit” is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws — in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty.Ta da! That’s right. As soon as the papacy was capable of doing so, she declared open warfare against these United States of America. She attacked one of our most important and basic Protestant principles, liberty of conscience. Supported in a big way by another founding principle of our nation built upon mature Protestant principles of government, separation of church and state. She has been at war with us and all others who support the same ever since. National lockdowns and mandates which she supports if not inspired, are just the most recent manifestations of her ever increasing successes. Her non stop mass migrations of her own adherents into our nation, presently and for many years now from our southern boarder, are ever increasing her ability to lord herself over us through a subjugated majority of them within. As we have already been witnessing for many decades now, for those who would care to admit of such, so few that there be. The following frank confession written many years ago in the Catholic publication Our Sunday Visitor , can be seen to have been coming to fruition for many years now.
’If Catholics ever attain, which they surely will, though at a distant day, the immense numerical majority in the United States, religious liberty, as at present understood, will be at an end. So say our enemies; so say we.’
(Our Sunday Visitor, pg. 3, Apr. 18, 1915)
15. Here We must include that harmful and never sufficiently denounced freedom to publish any writings whatever and disseminate them to the people, which some dare to demand and promote with so great a clamor. We are horrified to see what monstrous doctrines and prodigious errors are disseminated far and wide in countless books, pamphlets, and other writings which, though small in weight, are very great in malice.
We are in tears at the abuse which proceeds from them over the face of the earth. Some are so carried away that they contentiously assert that the flock of errors arising from them is sufficiently compensated by the publication of some book which defends religion and truth. Every law condemns deliberately doing evil simply because there is some hope that good may result. Is there any sane man who would say poison ought to be distributed, sold publicly, stored, and even drunk because some antidote is available and those who use it may be snatched from death again and again?Ta da! Another direct attack upon another one of these United States foundational, basic, and fundamental principles. Freedom of speech and the press. Do we not see these freedoms being increasingly jeopardized and threatened the world over as the papacies power and influence increases? Yes we do. Did I not warn of these very things on these very boards years ago already concerning the internet and social media, while the papacy was meeting with, hopping in bed with, and instructing the leaders and owners of these conglomerates of communications the world over? Yes I did. All such is simply the continued war against freedom and liberty the papacy outlined in this encyclical of long ago. Which itself was and is nothing short of the resurrection if you will, of the exact abuses which caused this world to reject her usurped authority enmass and climactically in the French Revolution. Look at the French now, under the Roman Catholic globalist leadership of Macron.
Will the world at large accept this straight testimony about the recorded and published intentions of the papacy, and obvious successes of that intent right before our very eyes? No it will not, just as scripture has predicted. Go too. Turn your heads, close your eyes, stop your ears. Return to the couch and bow before your idiot box, or computer, or phone. Choose your side between the left, liberals, and Demlicans who major in misinformation and minor in misdirection, or the right, conservatives, Republicrats who major in misdirection and minor in misinformation. Never mind that man behind the curtain who manipulates both with his vast number of constituents and minions on either side if the isle.
16. The Church has always taken action to destroy the plague of bad books. This was true even in apostolic times for we read that the apostles themselves burned a large number of books.
 It may be enough to consult the laws of the fifth Council of the Lateran on this matter and the Constitution which Leo X published afterwards lest “that which has been discovered advantageous for the increase of the faith and the spread of useful arts be converted to the contrary use and work harm for the salvation of the faithful.” This also was of great concern to the fathers of Trent, who applied a remedy against this great evil by publishing that wholesome decree concerning the Index of books which contain false doctrine. “We must fight valiantly,” Clement XIII says in an encyclical letter about the banning of bad books, “as much as the matter itself demands and must exterminate the deadly poison of so many books; for never will the material for error be withdrawn, unless the criminal sources of depravity perish in flames.” Thus it is evident that this Holy See has always striven, throughout the ages, to condemn and to remove suspect and harmful books. The teaching of those who reject the censure of books as too heavy and onerous a burden causes immense harm to the Catholic people and to this See. They are even so depraved as to affirm that it is contrary to the principles of law, and they deny the Church the right to decree and to maintain it.Does the above not speak loudly and clearly enough on its own? When she had the power to do so, the papacy burned the author of books she disapproved of, with their own books. This was not abuse of course, but rather God’s divine will, as the papacy has declared itself the visible representation of, in the place of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Lest we forget, God’s holy word was one of the books she outlawed in the vernacular, and burned regularly along with persons who dared to write and publish the same. Make no mistake about it, the present politically motivated trends of censorship are a direct result of her increasing power and influence upon the same. She wants her right to burn and or censor books back on the global scale.
The Apostles never commanded book burnings, or even requested such that we know from scripture. This is simply another papal lie to support their own usurped and abusive authority. The one incident recorded in the book of acts, was voluntary action taken on the part of those whose books they were, after their conversion.
17. We have learned that certain teachings are being spread among the common people in writings which attack the trust and submission due to princes; the torches of treason are being lit everywhere.
Care must be taken lest the people, being deceived, are led away from the straight path. May all recall, according to the admonition of the apostle that “there is no authority except from God; what authority there is has been appointed by God. Therefore he who resists authority resists the ordinances of God; and those who resist bring on themselves condemnation.” Therefore both divine and human laws cry out against those who strive by treason and sedition to drive the people from confidence in their princes and force them from their government…………More phony baloney from the papacy, directly attacking yet another foundational principle of these United States of America. Representative government for the people, and by the people. She lies once again in basically stating that the abused must be obedient to their abusive leaders according to scripture. Again, make no mistake about it, the ever increasing gap between the political class and the rest of us, is a direct result of her increasing power and influence. She is a monarchial and elitist system, who has been, is, and will always continue to support huge authoritarian elitist government. As long as that government is in bed with, and being manipulated by her. Otherwise her entire purpose is subversion from within until the former may be accomplished. She is the destroyer of the freedoms and liberties of nations and peoples, and her global guidance will lead to global destruction by the judgments of God.
On and on this document goes, telling all the people of the world that they must willingly bow before her and her adulterous political lovers as obedient little sheeple “Christians”. While she herself will bow before no one, but as is obvious from this encyclical itself, go to immediate literal war with any that would dare to demand such from her. Our Lord paved the way with personal example, and infinite sacrifice and humility. She will do no such thing. To the contrary -
Rev 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.
I have commented enough to certainly reveal the blatant animosity the papacy has, does, and will continue to have for this country, Protestants, and all who would dare to oppose her will. I will not address the remaining quotes from this encyclical, but allow them to speak for themselves regarding her hatred of this nation, Protestants, and whoever might get in her way. Things which the article presented in the previous post certainly did not address concerning its reference to this encyclical. Which it thought the present Pope should consider as he strives to place himself and his institution back upon the back of this worlds governments once again. These things have not been hidden, but rather published for all to see. The people of this world will get exactly what they deserve, in relation to their response to the same. So be it, according to God’s will.
19. These beautiful examples of the unchanging subjection to the princes necessarily proceeded from the most holy precepts of the Christian religion.
They condemn the detestable insolence and improbity of those who, consumed with the unbridled lust for freedom, are entirely devoted to impairing and destroying all rights of dominion while bringing servitude to the people under the slogan of liberty. Here surely belong the infamous and wild plans of the Waldensians, the Beghards, the Wycliffites, and other such sons of Belial, who were the sores and disgrace of the human race; they often received a richly deserved anathema from the Holy See.
For no other reason do experienced deceivers devote their efforts, except so that they, along with Luther,
might joyfully deem themselves “free of all.” To attain this end more easily and quickly, they undertake with audacity any infamous plan whatever.
20. Nor can We predict happier times for religion and government from the plans of those who desire vehemently to separate the Church from the state, and to break the mutual concord between temporal authority and the priesthood.
It is certain that that concord which always was favorable and beneficial for the sacred and the civil order is feared by the shameless lovers of liberty.
23. May Our dear sons in Christ, the princes, support these Our desires for the welfare of Church and State with their resources and authority. May they understand that they received their authority not only for the government of the world, but especially for the defense of the Church. They should diligently consider that whatever work they do for the welfare of the Church accrues to their rule and peace. Indeed let them persuade themselves that they owe more to the cause of the faith than to their kingdom.
Let them consider it something very great for themselves as We say with Pope St. Leo, “if in addition to their royal diadem the crown of faith may be added.” Placed as if they were parents and teachers of the people, they will bring them true peace and tranquility, if they take special care that religion and piety remain safe. God, after all, calls Himself “King of kings and Lord of lords.”
24. That all of this may come to pass prosperously and happily, let Us raise Our eyes and hands to the most holy Virgin Mary, who alone crushes all heresies, and is Our greatest reliance and the whole reason for Our hope.
 May she implore by her patronage a successful outcome for Our plans and actions. Let Us humbly ask of the Prince of the Apostles, Peter and his co-apostle Paul that all of you may stand as a wall lest a foundation be laid other than that which has already been laid. Relying on this happy hope, We trust that the Author and Crown of Our faith Jesus Christ will console Us in all these Our tribulations. We lovingly impart the apostolic benediction to you, venerable brothers, and to the sheep committed to your care as a sign of heavenly aid.
Given in Rome at St. Mary Major, on August 15, the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin, in the year of Our Lord 1832, the second year of Our Pontificate.Although this encyclical appears to contradict the course of later popes up to the present, concerning their allusions towards peace and unity, do not be fooled by the devices of the evil one’s institution. This has been a matter of necessity alone. Not receiving the response she desired by the powers that be of this world in reestablishing her authority and abuse, a different plan and course of action became necessary. As stated even in this encyclical under examination, any and all things must be attempted if necessary, to regain what she had lost. Her present pretended course of peace and unity, are simply veils to conceal her true purposes delineated in this most honest deliberation we have just examined. Which the scriptures themselves have predicted.
Dan 8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. 25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
Through craft and deceit regarding false proclamations of peace, the Popes shall destroy many. AS they already have before.
1Th 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. 7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. 9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. 11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
We will examine the other encyclicals referred to in the article quoted in the previous post, in relation to the same, as time affords.