Knowing that His disciples would be persecuted, Jesus prayed for them to His Father:
“Sanctify them in the truth. Thy word is truth. Even as thou hast sent me into the world, so I also have sent them into the world. And for them I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth” (Jn.17:17b-19).
Those who reject the truth of the Gospel preached by the Church as the Lord commanded, must suffer the consequences. His words the Apostles:
“He who hears you, hears me; and he who rejects you rejects me; and he who rejects me, rejects him who sent me” (Lk.10:16).
The Catholic Church alone, therefore, has the authority to preach the Gospel, and to baptize those who believe. Catholics believe God’s holy Word as taught by the Church. Furthermore, the Catholic Church alone has the authority to interpret the Bible, as well as to preserve Sacred Tradition. But the Church can change nothing of what it has received from the Lord. The Church teaches the truth as long as she adheres to what has been taught from the beginning.
At the same time, the Church reads “the signs of the times” spoken of by Our Lord. Because she is the guardian of truth, the Church understands the true meaning of present events. She sees that most Catholics have fallen away from the true Faith, because they no longer believe what the Church has infallibly taught throughout the ages. She sees that those who are considered the leaders of the Church today are like the blind leading the blind, because they no longer preach the truth.
“Let them alone,” says Our Lord. “They are blind guides of blind men. But if a blind man guide a blind man, both fall into a pit” (Mt.15:14).
The Church sees that modern governments have no validity or authority, because they contradict the Laws of God. They permit perversions of the worst kind to be practiced openly, and to be honored by all. Worse than that, they make it increasingly difficult for Catholics by passing laws that favor these perversions. True Catholics, and others who have some sense of right and wrong, will be increasingly marginalized, until they are considered criminals to be persecuted, deprived of their property and their rights, and thrown into prison.