The Final Confrontation

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Ralph Martin’s article The Final Confrontation recently was published online at the Homiletic and Pastoral Review.

I must say things are getting crazier—wicked crazier. I’ve heard recently of two different sets of parents telling friends of mine, when asked about their only child, whether it was a boy or a girl, and getting in response: “Well, he’s biologically a boy, but we are letting him choose his own gender as he grows up.” And a recent headline in our local newspaper read: “Schools struggle with how to accommodate in-school restrooms for the transgender community.” As our culture turns away from God, the prophetic revelations of Scripture become more and more applicable to our own time. We are seeing not only a profound rebellion against the gender that has already been assigned—by God! But human beings, in ever larger numbers, are being sucked into the deception of our culture, and are joining in a profound and foolish rebellion against God’s ordained order of nature, and divinely revealed laws of eternal life, and everlasting death, virtually across the board.

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Ralph Martin

Ralph Martin is president of Renewal Ministries. He also hosts The Choices We Face, a widely viewed weekly Catholic television and radio program distributed throughout the world. Ralph holds a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum) in Rome and is a professor and the director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was named by Pope Benedict XVI as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization and was also appointed as a “peritus” to the Synod on the New Evangelization. Ralph is the author of a number of books, the most recent of which are The Urgency of the New Evangelization, The Fulfillment of All Desire, and Will Many Be Saved? He and his wife Anne have six children and sixteen grandchildren and reside in Ann Arbor, Michigan.