Eric Voegelin, political philosopher, says that “all gnostic movements are involved in the project of abolishing the constitution of being…” and that they produce “counter principles to the principles of existence”. This means that gnostics imagine an alternate reality. So that it might be condoned, they attempt to force their view, their counter principles, upon everyone. Robert R. Reilly, Christian writer, proposes that the efforts behind legalizing gay unions are a new form of gnosticism.
King Ahaz attempted the same re-definition of reality in ancient Israel by zealously serving other gods. Amazingly, God with great love and mercy reached out to Ahaz through Isaiah. He offered him help in his time of need. Isaiah also prophesied to Ahaz the coming of Emmanuel through a Virgin (Is 7: 14). An alleged apparition of Our Lady in Medjugorje on Aug 25, 2015 offers us our timely encouragement: “May prayer be for you the wings for an encounter with God. The world is in a moment of trial, because it forgot and abandoned God. Therefore you, little children, be those who seek and love God above all.”