NewsFri Jul 27, 2007 - 12:15 pm EST
Abortion is a “Perfect demonic system” says Human Life International President
FRONT ROYAL, VA, July 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International, the world’s largest pro-life organization, has stated that abortion is the same bloodthirsty and ritual sacrifice of babies to a demonic god that occurred throughout history and across cultures.
Euteneuer speaks from years of experience as a pro-life activist and an exorcist. According to the HLI website, he has participated in many prayer vigils, pilgrimages, and picketing events since his early priesthood. As HLI President, an organization that networks pro-life activists in 80 countries across the globe, he has visited more than fifty countries and traveled over 700,000 miles. In addition, he has been featured by countless national and international media and received several notable awards.
Speaking from this wealth of practical and spiritual experience, Euteneuer recently explained the demonic nature of abortion, noting that Jesus himself called the devil, "a murderer from the beginning" (Jn 8:44). Approaching abortion from a spiritual perspective, he explained, "The spiritual dimension of this grisly ‘business’ is its systematizing of ritual blood sacrifice to the god of child murder, Moloch."
He also noted that this "bloodthirsty" beast is well known not only through the Old Testament but in many different cultures throughout history as well. "This demon is not content with a single act of murder here and there," he said. "His insatiable appetite for the death of innocents seeks public endorsement to justify his gruesome deeds, and he needs a systematic expression of it to increase his worship."
In his upcoming book on exorcism, Euteneuer writes, "The modern abortion industry offers ritual blood sacrifice to the ancient abortion demon. It is in every way a demonic religion.
- It has its sacred dogma ("choice"),
- its ruling hierarchy (Planned Parenthood),
- its theologians (feminist ideologues),
- its sacrificing priesthood (abortionists),
- its temples (abortion mills),
- altars (surgical tables),
- ritual victims (primarily babies and secondarily women),
- acolytes and sacristans (clinic workers and death-escorts),
- congregations (all supporters of abortion) and
- its own unifying principle of sacramental "grace" (money).
"In short, the abortion industry is a perfect demonic system which offers a perverse form of worship to the devil."
"The sacrificial victim in this demonic religion is not a brute animal as was offered to the Old Testament God of Israel in a legitimate system of religious sacrifices. In abortion, the victim is an innocent human being who is made in the ‘image and likeness of God’ and who can never defend herself."
"This combination of innocence, parental participation and ritualized obliteration of the visage of God in human form is the devil’s way of blaspheming the Father with the misguided participation of God’s own children. The systematic destruction of the human body which St. Paul calls ‘the temple of the Holy Spirit’ is a blasphemous insult to God. If the abortion business is not truly demonic, nothing is."
Commenting on these excerpts, Euteneuer stated, "From this perspective, the need for a deeply spiritual approach to ending the abortion holocaust is fundamental. It does not absolve us from working in every way humanly possible to end abortion, but it puts all our human activity into the right perspective."
Referring to July as the traditional month of the Precious Blood, he exhorted people to "cover every abortionist, abortion mill and client of the abortion industry with Christ’s Blood in order to conquer the blood sacrifice of the devil with the greatest force of good known to man."
Euteneuer concluded hopefully, "If His Blood is properly applied over time with great love, we will see conversions from even the most devoted advocates of abortion. The Blood of Christ is a strong shield for all who pray and work for life and reminds us that our pro-life work brings us to Calvary to stand in solidarity with the unborn child who is unjustly deprived of life."
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