St. Mary’s Parish is proud to present Doug Barry, devoted husband and father, founder of RADIX and co-host of EWTN’s “Life on the Rock,” presenting his Battle Ready Rally at St. Mary’s on Wednesday April 8, 2015, at 7:00pm. This event is for men, women and children ages 7 and older.
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What is a Battle Ready Rally? Find out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCtnHV7MSqY#action=share
is an effort to encourage and strengthen the fighting spirit in all Christians. Nearly 2000 years ago the Catholic Church was established by Christ. It was built on St. Peter, the ROCK, the first Pope. In the gospel of Matthew 16:18-19 Jesus tells Peter, “And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” From the start and by Christ’s own words, it is clear-hell exists and the Church is under attack, as are each one of us. There are also constant references in the inspired Word of God, the Bible, to spiritual warfare and battle on this earth!
“For our battle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” – Eph 6:12
“Be sober and vigilant: your enemy the devil is roaming around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” -1 Peter 5:8
“Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.” -Revelation 12: 7-9
“Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and bear witness to Jesus.”
– Revelation 12:17
Even the Catechism of the Catholic Church goes on to say, “The whole of man’s history has been the story of dour combat with the powers of evil, stretching, so our Lord tells us, from the very dawn of history until the last day.” – CCC 409
Some Christians do not take this spiritual warfare seriously. It is BATTLE READY’s mission, to God-willing spread the message of the spiritual war raging around us and God-willing, reach the souls of those who need to hear this message.
WE NEED TO ENGAGE IN THE FIGHT FOR SOULS!