From Mr. IW @ New
Q. I do not know where to begin.
I am not a religious person other than having attended a church as a child. Throughout my life (I am 40 this year) I have had a feeling of some impending world event around this time in my life.
Of late I have had a feeling of something missing - 'spirituality'. I have also always had a preoccupation with prophesy both biblical and otherwise.
Things are now starting to make sense, so many 'coincidences' over the last year or so - new insights and learning - Fátima, Medjugorje and other events.
Today I prayed for the first time that I can remember. I feel as though I am supposed to be an 'observer' of events to come, in some way or another. I don't know.
I also don't know what I can do - I have done so many 'bad' things in my life, and I feel so sad at what mankind and the world have become.
Is miguel de Portugal, Christ?
What can I do???
A. First we shall answer the next-to-the-last question: Is miguel de Portugal, Christ?
No. What position he occupies now, thus the function he must fulfill, is outlined in his brief biography on-line.
What can you do about your past life? First we suggest that you prayerfully review our document "Don't Despair - Never Give Up!" followed by "PickUp Your Cross and Follow Me".
Those two documents will give you a profound understanding of the reality of the True and Living God - a God of Love and Mercy; and not the one who has been "merchandised" for centuries as a God of Hate and Death.
Next, become familiar with His greatest attribute: His Divine Mercy and learn the reality that the more we need and want His Mercy, the more He wants to freely grant it to us.
Regarding prayer: We suggest that you start praying the Rosary - one mystery a day - while meditating on the events of the Birth, Life and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. If you do that, He will do the rest by drawing you closer to Him, bringing peace to your soul and love to your heart.
Regarding the impending events - Review The Sequence of Events leading to the End of These Times - NOT of the World. Read the Biblical references and visit the Links to which said document lead.
Above all, know that God loves you individually in such a
that is beyond our human comprehension. The
suffering we sometimes must endure is mostly a manifestation of
immense love. We call that "Divine
Mercy In Action".
A. Because of the intoxication of Bibles and other religious/spiritual texts the first criteria that the true children of God should utilize when purchasing such publications is: Avoid recent publications. Late 1980's copyrights being the latest, although much older texts are preferable.
Bibles: We recommend two (for comparison and cross checking when the faithful comes across something that appears not to make sense)
The life of John Bosco and his Evangelization method are as close to the way Our Lord Jesus Christ intended His clergy to live and Evangelize the world. As a matter of interest - Don Bosco's life and work is diametrically opposed to the example given by Jose María Escrivá, the much deified founder of The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei.
(b) "The Interior Castle" by St. Teresa de Jesús (incorrectly known as St. Teresa de Avila) + her other works
(c) A balanced biography of St. Gertrude the Great
(d) The Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska (of the DivineMercy)
There will always be a handful of faithful priests loyal to God and who, without giving scandal, manage to walk the finest of lines. That is: Without defying the perverted Roman Church leadership, they place God above all and the well being of His flock next. Just like our beloved St.John Bosco did.
Seek such holy priests and receive the Holy Sacraments from them as often as possible. However, realize that, as we have shown through the Sequence of Events Leading to the End of These Times and the Biblical quotations in there listed, even such refreshing spiritual oases in the midst of the hell this world will become, will eventually be reduced to a minimum.
In summary: Pray much for guidance by the Holy Spirit of God AND for those priests which we have described above, as well as for the deviant leadership of the Roman Church so that God help them regenerate themselves- it is our duty!
Gloria ad Deum
A. We sincerely thank you for this opportunity to address what we consider the seed of Fundamentalism and Fanaticism - Biblical Literalism.
You state: 'Bible says Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son - 1 Peter 1:11 calls the Holy Spirit "the Spirit of Christ"'.
Since you have made no other statement we will presume that you are countering some statement which we may have made in one of our documents which addresses the precedence of the Holy Spirit.
Following we shall try to respond to you and to million others regarding Biblical Literalism...
We also read in the Holy Scriptures...
Mt 23:9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.Then, why are Catholics taught to call the priests "Father" and the Pope "Holy Father"?
We also read in the Holy Scriptures...
Mt 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.Then we should cut any bodily member that may cause offense by misuse- for thieves, murderers and adulterers... Right? Wrong!
We also read in the Holy Scriptures...
Mt 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathens do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.This should be the end of the Catholic Rosaries, Litanies, Chaplets, etc. Right? Wrong!
We also read in the Holy Scriptures...
Mt 19:16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? Mt 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments....Mt 19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Mt 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.From what miguel de Portugal witnesses in this world amongst those who call themselves Christians, Heaven is going to be a mighty empty place. Right? Wrong!
We also read in the Holy Scriptures...
Lu 9:49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. Lu 9:50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.But hasn't the Roman Catholic Church insisted over the centuries that there is no salvation outside the Church? Right? Wrong!
We further read in the Holy Scriptures...
Mt 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. Mt 7:2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.Therefore, we should dissolve all courts of justice and allow all kind of social and moral disorders to take place... after all, since none of us can "cast the first stone" [Jn 8:7] we should "look the other way". Right? Wrong!
This is why, dear reader, we must strive to be coherent in everything; most specially while trying to learn from the Holy Scriptures.
The Word of God is perfect, therefore, the messages through the Holy Scriptures must be perfect AND coherent. If we find conflicts it is only because we are faced with a poor translation OR we are not being illuminated by the Holy Spirit - without Which we cannot truly comprehend His Word.
The world just has too many Biblical Experts and too few humble souls praying as God has consistently asked His children to do through our Holy Mother, Mary. If Catholics would have obeyed what Mary kept instructing us to do, the world would have been a much better place - after all... all She really calls us to do is to go back to Her Son and His Gospel.
The Palestinian Christian is an endangered species. When the modern state of Israel was established there were about 400,000 of us. Two years ago the number was down to 80,000. Now it's down to 60,000. At that rate, in a few years there will be none of us left.
Palestinian Christians within Israel fare little better. On the face of it, their number has grown by 20,000 since 1991. But this is misleading, for the census classification ‘Christian’ includes some 20,000 recent non-Arab migrants from the former Soviet Union. So why are Palestinian Christians abandoning their homeland?
We have lost hope, that's why. We are treated as non people. Few outside the Middle East even know we exist, and those who do, conveniently forget.
I refer, of course, to the American Religious Right. They see the modern Israel as a harbinger of the Second Coming, at which time Christians will go to Paradise, and all others (presumably including Jews) to Hell. To this end they lend military and moral support to Israel.
Even by the double-dealing standards of international diplomacy this is a breathtakingly cynical bargain. It is hard to know who is using whom more: the Christian Right for offering secular power in the expectation that the Jewish state will be destroyed by a greater spiritual one; or the Israeli Right for accepting their offer. What we do know is that both sides are abusing the Palestinians. Apparently we don't enter into anyone's calculations.
The views of the Israeli Right are well known: they want us gone.
Less well known are the views of the American Religious Right. Strangely, they find the liberation Iraqis from a vile dictator just, but do not find it unjust for us to be under military occupation for far too may years. Said Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma): ‘God Appeared to Abraham and said: “I am giving you this land,” the West Bank. This is not a political battle at all. It is a contest over whether or not the word of God is true.’
Past House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas) was even more forthright:’ I'm content to have Israel grab the entire West Bank... I happen to believe that the Palestinians should leave.’
There is a phrase for this. Ethnic cleansing.
So why do American Christians stand by while their leaders advocate the expulsion of fellow Christians? Could it be that they do not know that the Holy Land has been a home to Christians since, well... since Christ?
Do not think I am asking for special treatment for Christians. Ethnic cleansing is evil whoever does it and to whomever it is done. Palestinian Christians: Anglican, Maronite Catholics, Orthodox, Lutherans, Armenians, Baptists, Copts and Assyrians have been rubbing shoulders with each other and with other religions: Muslims, Jews, Druze and (most recently) Baha’is for centuries. We want to do so for centuries more. But we can't if we are driven out by despair.
What we seek is support: material, moral, political and spiritual. As Palestinians, we grieve for what we have lost, and few people (the Ashkenazi Jews are one) have lost more than us. But grief can be assuaged by the fellowship of friends.
(signed) Prof. Abe W. Ata - a 9th generation Christian Palestinian born in Bethlehem.
A. May the peace of God be upon you, dear brother in Christ!
As you may be familiar from our publications - we are a-political, that is, unless God or His Most Holy Name is used for political reasons we remain neutral as Jesus taught - "Give what is Caesar's to Caesar and what is God's to God".
However, when His Name is then used for profane causes - like politcal manipulation - that same God insists that we publicly decry such perversion of religion. This is why we have published your letter in its entirety; it is not a political oriented letter - it is a cry for Justice from another downtrodden child of God.
What you are calling for is what we keep insisting for, in His Holy Name: The only prerequisite for Peace IS Justice. There shall be no Peace on Earth unless each one of us, individually and collectively, strive for Justice. The first step to achieve Justice is to do exactly what our Lord Jesus Christ taught us - and which is conveniently ignored because is not popular: Pray for our enemies and persecutors.
When we do so, we are empowering God (yes, we empower God because He so willed) to work the pleasure of His Mercy in the hearts and souls of those who are our enemies and persecutors; then, as their hearts begin to change, they become less unjust and there is more peace - one step at a time - and slowly we reach the goal of living in peace with those who may be, or worship, different than us; something that is most enriching - spiritually and culturally.
Regarding the man-made "Saviors of the World" - including the pro Israeli American Christian Right and their allies - we have addressed them and warned them about this issue, being fully aware that they will not change since, from the results which are visible to all, they are, unknowingly, serving satan. However, God demands that the warnings are issued (nothing has changed in God's Methodology in the last 6,000 years) so that when "the floods come" no one can justly complain.
Dearest brother, in closing and paraphrasing Acts of the Apostles 3:6: I have neither silver nor gold, but I will give you what I have: In the Name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene may the Palestinians of all creeds and faiths be delivered!
"The term C4ISR is a perfect descriptor for Artificial Telepathy -- a powerful fusion of signal processing technologies that allows technicians to remotely gather and collect human intelligence from the brain signals of other human beings. As with C4ISR, Artificial Telepathy automates "signals collection" (eavesdropping) and "intelligence analysis" (figuring out what people intend to do) by utilizing satellites and computers, and the overall goal is military command and control.
Indeed, one might define Artificial Telepathy as a subset of C4ISR with a special focus on neurology, psychology and mind control. Artificial Telepathy is an exotic form of C4ISR that allows warriors to communicate nonvocally with soldiers in the field, enables spies and intelligence agents to perform reconnaissance and surveillance non locally by means of "remote viewing," and allows military officers to command and control the behavior of human minds at a distance, with the artificial aid of carefully networked satellite and computer technology."The article above quoted describes its military use (6). However, the technique and equipment is fully applicable in order to influence the masses of population as well. Keep in mind - what you read above was the "state of the art" ten years ago. Imagine what they can do now. A current list of patents (7) currently associated with such techniques should give you an idea of the extent of its technical development.
gone through the Challenging Mysteries which appears in your Rosary
page, and it seems that this is a very important prayer.
Is there a Catholic official who has approved these for general use?
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my question. I look forward to hearing from you.
1 And I saw an angel
coming down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit, and a
great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon the old serpent, which is the devil
and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.
3 And he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and
set a seal upon him, that he should no more seduce the nations, till
the thousand years be finished. And after that, he must be loosed a
4 And I saw seats; and they sat upon them; and judgment was
given unto them; and the souls of them that were beheaded for the
testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not adored the
beast nor his image, nor received his character on their foreheads, or
in their hands; and they
lived and reigned with Christ a thousand
5 The rest of the dead lived not, till the thousand years were
finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he
that hath part
in the first resurrection. In these the second death hath no power; but
they shall be priests of God and of Christ; and shall reign with him a