Satan has two battle plans or “modes of attack” that he uses throughout history to attack Christians, Walsh explained in a speech delivered at St. Mary of the Pine Bluff Catholic Church in Cross Plains, Wisconsin on April 7.
The first is the “old school”, “blood and martyrs” persecution.
“It’s very simple, very straightforward,” he said. “Kill the Christians.”
Walsh told his audience that Satan is using this tactic on Christians who are being persecuted across the world on an “unprecedented scale.” Although the media and the Church in the USA largely ignore it, “the reality is that the ground all over the globe is soaked in Christian blood.”
“A recent report tells us that Christian persecution and genocide is worse now than it’s ever been in history, which … is an astounding fact,” he said.
But Satan is using a different tactic to attack Christians in America. After describing the martyrdom of a party of Egyptian Christian pilgrims by Islamic extremists, Walsh compared their heroism to the laziness of Christians in the USA.
“These Christians were willing to give up everything for Christ,” he said. “How many of us are willing to give up anything, let alone everything?”
“Most of the so-called believers in this country will lash out angrily is you so much as suggest that they give up watching certain TV shows or listening to certain music,” Walsh continued. “They’ll explode in fury if you urge them to change their lifestyles to any degree whatsoever.”
“And yet we think we possess the conviction and the faith to just give up our lives for Christ. Let’s face it: most of us would grovel and weep at the feet of our Muslim captors and recite whatever Koranic prayer they want us to recite.”
Therefore, to the Satan, American Christians simply aren’t worth killing, Walsh theorized. These “Christians” are so spiritually lazy and so comfortable with their sinful ways that they aren’t any threat to Satan.
“This is Satan’s strategy for us,” he warned. “This is Plan B, and it is far more effective. This is how the Church has been subjugated in America. We have bent our knees in submission to the forces of evil, and they have not even fired a shot.”
“Why would the demons waste their time tormenting someone who’s already walking to hell of his own volition?” Walsh asked.
He said that the situation is being made even worse because the Church in America has been infiltrated by its own enemies.
“‘Do what you want, don’t worry about sin, let’s be tolerant, let’s be welcoming, let’s be accepting’: this message is preached not just by the media and Hollywood, it’s preached from the pulpit,” Walsh stated.
Faithful Christians who want to live according to Christ’s teachings are “alienated and disregarded” by their shepherds.
“Satan himself speaks from the mouths of many priests and many pastors in this country,” Walsh asserted, “urging their flocks to conform with the culture, making the orthodox feel silly, or even bigoted, for trying to rise above the standards of this world.”
When Christians do drag themselves to church, he said, desperate for guidance, they are given “nothing” from most pulpits.
Walsh blames American Christian softness on having, and fulfilling, too many competing material desires. This prevents us from desiring God, he said. Walsh added that he was very frightened that when such “Christians” meet God face to face, many will be forced to admit that they do not want God, only themselves.
To stop this from happening, Walsh recommended prayer first of all. Prayer changes us, making us desire the sacred more and the sinful less.
“..You start to find that a lot of music you listen to, that a lot of shows that you watch…no longer appeal to you,” Walsh testified. “You find that certain sins and temptations have less of a hold on you.”
“That desire [for God] … is kindled, and we know it, and we start to feel it. Adn that’s the crucial thing: for us to want the right thing,” he continued.
“Because I believe that the truth is, in the end, we will all be given exactly what we want, and that is a terrifying reality.”