Importance of Coherence
Supernatural Messages and the Holy Scriptures
The primary intent of this document is to demonstrate to the reader the
application of the Principle
of Coherence. This Principle will assist
the Faithful to more accurately discern the errors of translation,
omission and/or outright fraud in alleged supernatural communications
as well as in the many versions and translations of the Holy
Secondarily, this document endeavors to assist anyone else seeking to
make some sense out of all the supernatural events and communications
which allegedly are
taking place all over the world and which continue
to grow in number and in errors.
Exactly what is meant by "coherence"? "Coherence" means that, when
related information comes together, it must make sense and dovetail
perfectly, that is, it must be "coherent". There are two distinct types
of coherence: "internal coherence" and "external coherence".
In "internal coherence" all of the components within a given
thought/principle/law/news report must dovetail internally; however,
that does not mean that what
it profess is correct.
The proof of correctness comes when that given
thought/principle/law/news report also dovetails with
When such match occurs, then we can say that the given
thought/principle/law/news report has internal and external
"coherence". Therefore, the thought/principle/law/news report, in
principle, should be considered correct.
For example... There is only
one Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus. There
is only one Jesus, Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity. What They
may communicate to humanity must be "coherent" with Each Other, with
the Holy Scriptures, with what They may have communicated in the past
AND with reality. Otherwise, there is a legitimacy problem with the
Examples Demonstrating the Principle of Coherence
A. Supernatural Communications
First we should review some of the widely accepted supernatural
1. Messages through Source No. 1 [Faustina Kowalska - Divine Mercy]
tell us that:
how pleasing to God is the soul
that follows faithfully the
inspirations of His grace! I gave the Savior to the world; as for you,
you have to speak to the world about His great Mercy and prepare the
world for the Second Coming of Him who will come... Oh, how terrible is
"Determined is the day of justice...
The angels tremble before it. If
you keep silent now, you will be answering for a great number of souls
on that terrible day. Fear nothing." March 25, 1936
Which is true and we can vouch for it personally.
2. Messages through Source No. 2 [Conchita González - Garabandal] tell
this one (H.H. Pope John
XXIII) there will be three more
(Paul VI, John Paul I and II); then there will be no more..."
Which is true and we can vouch for it personally.
3. Messages through Source No. 3 [Don Gobbi - Marian Movement of
Priests] tell us that:
John Paul II. He is my
pope. He is the Pope who has been
formed by me... He is the Pope of my great light, in these times of
great darkness." [June 29, 1988]
b. "In this period of ten
[1988-1998] years there will come to
completion that fullness of time which has pointed out to you by me,
beginning with La Salette (2)
all the way to my most recent and present
apparitions." [September 18, 1988]
c. "In this period
years there will come to completion the time
of great tribulation, which
was foretold to you in Holy
before the second coming of Jesus." [September 18, 1988]
Which is NOT true because the events that were to take place in that
period of time - 1988 to 1998 - did not take place.
B. Scriptural Writings
Among the many Biblical writings dealing with His Second Coming we
shall highlight the following:
Revelation 13: 1 Then I saw a beast come out of the
sea... 2 ... To it the
dragon gave its own power and throne, along with great authority. ...11
Then I saw another beast come up out of the earth; it had two horns
like a lamb's but spoke like a dragon ...12 ... made the earth and its
inhabitants worship the first beast.
Matthew 24: 15 When you see the desolating abomination
through Daniel the prophet standing in the holy place (let the reader
Matthew 24: 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man
will appear in
Heaven, and all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see
the Son of Man coming upon the clouds of heaven with power and great
Discussion of Examples
If all three of those messages were true, all Scriptural writings
regarding the Second Coming of Our Lord would have to be fulfilled very
soon - which is the case. Our Lord Himself gave witness to this reality
as He would not expire until
all prophesied for His First Coming had
Jesus had taken the wine, he said, 'It is finished.' And bowing
his head, he handed over the spirit." [John 19:30]
To illustrate our point about "coherent" information...
If all of the above messages and Scriptural quotations had coherence,
then the following possible conclusions could be drawn:
The Second coming of Our Lord must be at hand.
[b] Karol Wojtyla-John Paul II
is the last Pope. [Paul VI, No.1; John
Paul I, No.2; John Paul II, No.3]
[c] The groundwork to prepare
for the False Christ comes from within
the Church itself and it is being openly, but in an undetected manner,
[d] The "two witnesses" or "two
olives" [Rev. 11:3-5] are at work in
the world but as yet unrecognized, but...
Is this really happening? Yes, it is. However one set of communications
- that from the Marian Movement of Priests - lacks coherence with the
other two. This makes sense considering our final evaluation of the
Marian Movement of Priests (3).
In the face of the lack of coherence among the information coming from
so many other apparently legitimate supernatural sources the reader
should ponder upon the following:
There is lack of coherence because
obviously many lies are being
disseminated to the unsuspecting faithful.
But then, who is lying? Our Lady? The Vatican? The Visionaries? The
Pope? The Editors and Publishers of the many books on the subject?
There is no simple technical answer to these very disturbing but real
questions. The only real answer to this frightening crossroads upon
which the Faithful have come may be found through prayer. (4)
That answer was delivered through Fátima in 1917 and explained through
Miguel de Portugal (5)
in the year 2002.
It is imperative that the Faithful remembers that Blind Obedience is
not of God.
God does not speak from both sides of His mouth - He is Perfectly
On the other hand, Church Leaders, alleged visionaries, etc., etc. are
certainly capable of speaking from "both sides of the mouth", and many
certainly do, most especially when there is great Institutional and/or
personal gain involved.
If the Faithful were to blindly
follow his/her Shepherds, then God
would have sent His Holy Spirit ONLY upon the Head of His Church (6)
and its Shepherds. (7)
Think about that!
There is no doubt that the Holy Spirit of God is the Infallible Guide
of the Church. The problem has been that in too many cases the Popes
(8) and the
have not followed such guidance and the world
is right now living those painful consequences.
Our advice is that, if the information/guidance/instruction is not
coherent with everything else - but primarily with the Holy
- even if it appears to come
from the Chair of Peter (10)
believe it or follow it.
Do not be scandalized. The Catholic Faith does not demand the
to believe in this or that Apparition or Message. Nor it demands that
he/she follow the example of this Saint or that Saint. Nor it demands
that he/she accepts every word uttered by the Successor of Peter - as
If that universal infallibility were true, H.H. John
Paul II would not have had to publicly ask for Divine Forgiveness over
95 times nor Popes would be required to go to confession, would they?
Think about all of that too. It will not destroy your Faith, it will
strengthen it. (12)
Literalism - Part
I and Part
About La Salette
(3) The years
appear explicitly in the quoted source for the communication in
question [Source no. 3].
Regardless whether the ten years period was from 1988 to 1998 or 1990
to 2000 - nothing of the sort took place. This is
obviously bad shepherd
(8) A few
(10) In Defense
concentration of revealed truths
En Español: Coherencia entre los mensajes sobrenaturales y las
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