Our previous article ended with a remark about the Titanic. Just before God sank that steamer, which men claimed to be unsinkable, its passengers were busily engaged in eating, dancing, drinking, gambling, and minding earthly things. God was not in all of their thoughts. But when they were convinced that their lives were soon to be snuffed out by a watery grave, they were instantly terror-stricken and were praying to God. Also the ship’s band soon changed its tune from ragtime and jazz to: Nearer My God to Thee, Nearer to Thee.
Was not the world terror-stricken when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Certainly it reminded wicked men of the fact that the heavens and the earth shall pass away with a great noise and that the elements shall melt with fervent heat. Just why are people so afraid of thunder, lightning, wind, floods, hail, earthquakes, black cats, Friday the thirteenth, etc.? It is because they have an angry God to contend with. So does Communism and its secret controlling powers. Let us visit the deathbed of that infidel, Voltaire, one of the founders of Freemasonry, the parents of Modernism and Communism. Darwin, the founder of evolution, also suffered a similar experience upon his deathbed.
Although Voltaire was as confirmed a hater of Christ and of Christianity as ever lived, still he showed from time to time that his own professed principles of Infidelity were never really believed in by himself. In health and strength he cried out his blasphemous “Crush the wretch!” but when the moment came for his soul to appear before the judgment seat of “the wretch” his faith was shown and his vaunted courage failed him. The miscreant always acted against his better knowledge. His life gives us many examples of this fact. When he broke a blood vessel on one occasion, he begged his assistants to hurry for the preacher. He confessed, signed with his hand a profession of faith, asked God and the Church for pardon for his offenses, and ordered that his retraction should be printed in the public newspapers; but recovering, he commenced his war upon God anew, and died refusing all spiritual aid, and crying out in the fury of despair and agony, “I am abandoned by God and man.” Dr. Fruchen, who witnessed the awful spectacle of his death, said to his friends, ‘Would that all who have been reduced by the writings of Voltaire had been witnesses of his death, it would be impossible to hold out, in the face of such an awful spectacle.’ (Grand Orient Freemasonry Unmasked by G. F. Dillon, D.D. pp. 9-10).