Three Days of Darkness – Part 2

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The Assumption of the Blessed Ever Virgin Mary

According to ancient tradition, the Blessed Ever Virgin Mary survived her Son Jesus for twelve years, and when she died, her body and soul were assumed into Heaven. The universal belief of Christians was not an article of defined faith until 1 November, 1950, when Pope Pius XII defined as a truth, revealed by God, that the Immaculate Mother of God, Mary, ever Virgin, when the course of her life on earth was finished, was taken up body and soul into Heaven.

Are Protestants Christians?

Those who denies Christ in any way are not Christians.

The many False Prophets

Saint John says: “Many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist” (2Jn 1:7). There are something like 30,000 Protestant churches in the world (the ‘many false prophetsMt 24:11), and in recent years there are become many factions within the Catholic Church who do not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the Flesh in Holy Eucharist. It is written: “Little children, it is the last hour: and as you have heard that Antichrist comes, even now there are become many Antichrists, whereby we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would no doubt have remained with us: but that they may be manifest, that they are not all of us” (1Jn 2:18,19). These ‘many antichrists’ are heretics, enemies of Christ and His church, are forerunners of the Antichrist, who were not solid, steadfast, genuine Christians, or otherwise they would have remained in the Roman Catholic Church.

Protestants are not Christians – they are Protestants

All people who deny the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in Holy Eucharist are not Christians but are antichrists. This message is a severe warning, and shall not be received well by all Protestants and a great number of Vatican II Catholics. “For all are not Israelites that are of Israel(Rm 9:6).

The synagogue of Satan

“I know thy tribulation and thy poverty, but thou art rich. And thou art blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan…I know thy works. Behold, I have given before thee a door opened, which no man can shut: because thou hast a little strength and hast kept My word and hast not denied My Name. Behold, I will bring of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie. Behold, I will make them to come and adore before thy feet. And they shall know that I have loved thee” (Apoc 2:9; 3:8,9).

The Perpetual Virginity of Mary

Yet, we must commend those few Protestants and those members of the Vatican II Catholic Church who proclaim with great enthusiasm that Jesus came in the flesh and was born of the flesh of Mary. Saint Jerome, when contending with one who denied the perpetual virginity of Mary, and that she married and had other children said: “Just as we do not deny those things which are written, so do we repudiate things that are not written. That God was born of Virgin we believe, because we read it. That Mary was married after His birth we do not believe because we read it not” (from Encyclical Letter ‘Spiritus Paraclitus’ of Pope Benedict XV written in 1920). I beseech my friends, Vatican II Catholic and Protestant alike, those who deny Jesus in Holy Eucharist, ‘return to the stronghold, ye prisoners of hope’ (Zc 9:12). Consider again what Jesus said: “Behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world” (Mt 28:20), and He is, in Holy Eucharist! The ‘burning bush’ of today is Holy Eucharist!

The Denial of Holy Eucharist

Those who deny that Jesus said in the present tense: ‘This is My Body…This is the Chalice of My Blood,’ are enemies to their own souls. How can anyone deny that at the Last Supper when He took bread into His hands and gave to His disciples, saying: “Take ye and eat (Mt 26:26), This is My Body, Which is given for you” (Lk 22:19). In like manner, after supper, taking also the Chalice into His holy and venerable hands (1Co 11:25), and giving thanks, He blessed, and gave to His disciples, saying: “Drink ye, all of this (Mt 26:27), This is the Chalice of My Blood (Lk 22:20), of the New and Eternal Testament (Mk 14:24; 1Jn 5:11), Which shall be shed for you (Lk 22:20), and for many (Mk 14:24), unto the remission of sins (Mt 26:28). As often as ye do these things, ye shall do them in commemoration of Me” (1Co 11:24-26).

Notice here when Jesus said: ‘This is the Chalice of My Blood…Which shall be shed for you…’ that this is not just one statement, but two distinct statements. ‘This is the Chalice of My Blood’ is a fact right at that moment that did not wait until He shed His Blood at His Crucifixion. The transubstantiation took place at that declaration, at that moment. When He said: ‘Which shall be shed for you..’ was a prophecy of the act which would be finished at Calvary. Anyone who denies either of these two statements and acts is certainly not Christian, and are most certainly heretics and false prophets, to which the 30,000 Protestant sects belong.

Jesus warned us: “But there are some of you that believe not” (Jn 6:65). And again: “Many false prophets shall rise and shall seduce many. And because iniquity has abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold. But he that shall persevere to the end, he shall be saved” (Mt 24:11-13).

To be a Christian

Saint Paul says: “The Chalice of Benediction which we bless, is it not the communion of the Blood of Christ? And the bread which we break, is it not the partaking of the Body of the Lord? For we, being many, are one bread, one body, all that partake of one bread” (1Co 10:16,17). Here he emphasizes that this is ‘partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ’ and not in a symbol or representation thereof. Since we are receiving the Body and Blood of Christ, and being ‘one bread, one body,’ we are formed into the one Mystical Body of Christ. Anyone who denies this is obviously not Catholic, and therefor not Christian. To be a Christian is to be ‘one’ in Christ, in all of His teachings and Sacraments, ‘one bread, one body’ not all the divisions we have today.

These antichrists forget or maybe deny that Jesus said: “I am the Living Bread which came down from Heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My Flesh, for the life of the world.” The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying: ‘How can this Man give us His Flesh to eat?’ Then Jesus said to them: “Amen, amen, I say unto you: except you eat the Flesh of the Son of man and drink His Blood, you shall not have Life in you. He that eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has Everlasting Life and I will raise him up in the last day. For My Flesh is meat indeed and My Blood is drink indeed. He that eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood abides in Me: and I in him. As the Living Father has sent Me and I live by the Father: so he that eats Me, the same also shall live by Me. This is the Bread that came down from Heaven. Not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead. He that eats this Bread shall live for ever” (Jn 6:51-59).

The Real Presence of Christ

In this Sacrament of His ‘Living Bread’ – Holy Eucharist we receive spirit, grace, and life, in Jesus, and in Eucharist we are made the sons of God: “But as many as received Him, He gave them power to be made the sons of God, to them that believe in His Name, who are born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (Jn 1:12,13).

Jesus said: “In that day you shall know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” (Jn 14:20). We who believe, are the body of Christ (1Co 12:27), and though being many, are one body in Him (Rm 12:5). We are members of His body, of His flesh, and of His bones (Ep 5:30). He is the Saviour of His body, and we His Church are subject to Him (Ep 5:23,24). For of Him, and by Him, and in Him, are all things, to Him be glory for ever. Amen (Rm 11:36).

The Eucharistic Reign of Christ

It is through the valid reception of Holy Eucharist that we enter into the Eucharistic reign of Christ, which is the unity and oneness of man in God, and God in man. Jesus prayed to our Father: “Sanctify them in truth. Thy word is truth. As Thou have sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world, and for them do I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth. And not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word shall believe in Me. That they all may be one, as Thou, Father, in Me, and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us: that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me. And the glory which Thou hast given Me, I have given to them: that they may be one, as We also are One. I in them, and Thou in Me: that they may be made perfect in one: and the world may know that Thou hast sent Me and hast loved them, as Thou hast also loved Me” (Jn 17:17-23).

“For the word of God is living and effectual and more piercing than any two edged sword; and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow: and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart…Having therefore a great high priest that hath passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God: let us hold fast our confession” (Hb 4:12,14).

The just man lives by faith – not by intellect

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel. For it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes: to the Jew first and to the Greek. For the justice of God is revealed therein, from faith unto faith, as it is written: The just man lives by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and injustice of those men that detain the truth of God in injustice, because that which is known of God is manifest in them. For God has manifested it unto them, for the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made. His eternal power also and divinity: so that they are inexcusable” (Rm 1:16-20).

All of the Sacraments have been ordained by Christ and are a means of Divine Grace being given to the soul. We look to Jesus, “the author and finisher of faith” (Hb 12:2).

Jesus said: “The time is accomplished and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the Gospel” (Mk 1:15).

When I hesitated in writing this, Our Lord gave me the following verses: “So thou, O son of man, I have made thee a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore thou shalt hear the word from My mouth, and shalt tell it them from Me. When I say to the wicked: O wicked man, thou shalt surely die: if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked man from his way: that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but I will require his blood at thy hand. But if thou tell the wicked man, that he may be converted from his ways, and he be not converted from his way he shall die in his iniquity: but thou hast delivered thy soul” (Ez 33:7-9).

“I will not leave thee: neither will I forsake thee…Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation, Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today: and the same for ever” (Hb 13:5,7,8).

Holy Eucharist: “My Lord and my God(Jn 20:28).

The elder brothers must serve the younger.

Throughout the history of Christianity, Popes have admitted that Christians are the younger brothers of the Jews. This is so, and accordingly it is necessary to look at the scriptural meaning of this declaration, because the elder brothers (Jews) must serve the younger brothers (Christians):
“Isaac besought the Lord for his wife, because she was barren and He heard him, and made Rebecca to conceive. But the children struggled in her womb, and she said: If it were to be so with me, what need was there to conceive? And she went to consult the Lord and He answering, said: Two nations are in thy womb, and two peoples shall be divided out of thy womb, and one people shall overcome the other, and the elder shall serve the younger” (Gn 25:21-23).

Joseph seeing that his father (Jacob) had put his right hand upon the head of Ephraim, was much displeased, and taking his father’s hand he tried to lift it from Ephraim’s head, and to remove it to the head of Manasses And he said to his father: It should not be so, my father for this is the firstborn, put thy right hand upon his head. But he refusing, said: I know, my son, I know, and this also shall become a people, and shall be multiplied; but his younger brother shall be greater than he; and his seed shall grow into nations. And he blessed them at that time, saying: In thee shall Israel be blessed, and it shall be said: God do to thee as to Ephraim, and as to Manasses. And he set Ephraim before Manasses” (Gn 48:17-20).

In conclusion, I look for a time of great trials for all true believers. It will be a time when individuals will have to examine their position as members of a congregation, their own private beliefs, and separate ‘institution’ from ‘self’ if necessary. To all who have the courage to examine their position in Christ Jesus I say: “Return to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope, I will render thee double as I declare today” (Zc 9:12).
In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen (Mt 28:19).

Do all Christians have Christian Citizenship?

All Roman Catholics, all Protestants, all Orthodox (Greek, Russian etc) all Coptics, call themselves ‘Christians’. Is this really so? In a sense they are correct, but in the fulness of truth they do not have Christian Citizenship!

Let me explain this by the way of my own personal civilian experience.
I was born in Northern Ireland and was made a ward of the British Court system at the age of 5. By being born in Ireland I also had the option of being an Irish citizen. At the age of 19 I decided to emigrate to the United States of America. My choices were to get an Irish passport or a British one. I opted to go completely legal and get release from being a ward of the British system, thus avoiding any problems later in life from that source.

I arrived in the USA in June 1956, and as requested by my alien status I made myself available to be drafted into the US Army for a two year period. In actual fact I enlisted for three years because of the benefits at the end of my tour of duty. When I joined the army, I was given a uniform with two labels on it: the first one was ‘U S Army’, and another label ‘Devlin’. I was an American, and American soldier, sworn to defend the United States. I was happy and proud to be an American – but I was an alien American and not an American citizen.

After being honorably discharged at the age of 24, I was legally qualified to apply for citizenship in my adopted country which had welcomed me in 1956. Having purchased and studied a book published by the Daughters of the American Revolution, application was made through the courts for citizenship, and after satisfying the judge that I knew some American history, he had me place my hand on my heart and swear allegiance to my new country – ‘one nation under God.’ A very happy American was now an American citizen! I had the same rights as every other citizen of the USA. America was good to me and I continually give thanks.

Similarly, when I was born, I was baptized about 30 days later. Made my first Confessions and Holy Communion at age7. Confirmed in the Holy Ghost at 11, and was then a full Christian Citizen. In the intervening years I lived up to the demands of the Catholic Church, adhered to the Seven Sacraments, the Precepts of the Church, and studied the Scriptures. In other words, I lived up to my commitments for Christian Citizenship.

The Seven Sacraments are the seven pillars of wisdom (Pr 9:1), which are the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven (Mt 16:19).

It is in our becoming a Christian Citizen, that we become one in Christ, and He becomes one in us. That is we are translated into the new man which is the Christian Citizen. There is only one way that this can be accomplished, and one way only – we must believe, live, and fulfill the Seven Sacraments of the Church as given to us by Jesus Himself. There are no exceptions and no short-cuts.

Jesus established the Seven Sacraments in Himself for our citizenship and oneness in Him. These Seven Sacraments allow man of his own free will to return to full citizenship in God.
First. At the Fall, in the act of disobedience, man fell from grace (Gn 3:24). The creature, made to the image of God was destroyed, but in the Sacrament of Baptism the way was made for man to be washed and renewed in God’s peace (Gn 8:11). Jesus established the Sacrament of Baptism by His Own baptism by John the Baptist in the Jordan (Mt 3:13-16).

Second. Man would continue to sin, and so God instituted the Sacrament of Confessions, for man to be made immaculate again. Jesus gave the ordained Apostles power to forgive sins: “Now when it was late the same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them: Peace be to you…He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father has sent Me, I also send you. When He had said this, He breathed on them and He said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them: and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained” (Jn 20:22-23). He also said: “Amen I say to you, whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose upon earth, shall be loosed also in Heaven. Again I say to you, that if two of you shall consent upon earth, concerning anything whatsoever they shall ask, it shall be done to them by My Father Who is in Heaven” (Mt 18:18,19). See here the two, the priest and the penitent.

Third. God set up the Sacrament of Holy Communion, so that man could come back to unity in Him, and God could re-enter His creature – man, thus allowing man to return into holy co-union in God, which unity Adam gave away to Satan at the Fall. “Whilst they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed and broke and gave to His disciples and said: Take ye and eat. This is My Body. And taking the chalice, He gave thanks and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this” (Mt 28:26,27)…“And taking bread, He gave thanks and brake and gave to them, saying: This is My Body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of Me” (Lk 22:19). (See also Jn 6:51-57).

Fourth. God recognized in man that the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, and so, He established the Sacrament of Confirmation to assist man, to receive the Spirit of God, that is, the Holy Ghost, back into his life. Jesus promised:“I will ask the Father: and He shall give you another Paraclete, that He may abide with you for ever, the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it sees Him not, nor knows Him. But you shall know Him; because He shall abide with you and shall be in you. But the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in My Name, He will teach you all things and bring all things to your mind, whatsoever I shall have said to you” (Jn 14:16,26). He told them: “And I send the promise of My Father upon you: but stay you in the city till you be endued with power from on high” (Lk 24:49). Then it was fulfilled: “And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues, as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them, and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they began to speak with divers tongues, according as the Holy Ghost gave them to speak” (Ac 2:2-4).

Fifth. At the Fall, the unity of man and woman in marriage was broken, and the evil one became an intruder in marriage. God established the Sacrament of Matrimony, whereby man and woman could return to holy unity in each other, symbolic of the unity of God and man. Jesus said: “But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause, a man shall leave his father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder” (Mk 10:6-9). See the conformation of this in the marriage feast of Cana (Jn 2:1-11).

Sixth. At the Fall, man broke the priestly relationship with God, and man could no longer minister in God’s creation, because of his enslavement to the Devil. God established a way for man to minister to Him in purity and truth, through the Sacrament of Holy Order of the Priesthood. Jesus confirmed this: “And taking bread, He gave thanks and brake and gave to them, saying: This is My Body, which is given for you. Do this for a commemoration of Me…And you are they who have continued with Me in My temptations, and I dispose to you, as My Father has disposed to Me, a Kingdom, that you may eat and drink at My table in My Kingdom, and may sit upon thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Lk 22:19,28-30).

Seventh. At the Fall, man incurred the sin of death when he disobeyed God, and became subject to the eternal death of Satan. God established the Sacrament of Extreme Unction, allowing man to avoid eternal death, and come to the lasting and highest anointing, which we receive in Jesus – that is – Eternal Life. “And it came to pass afterwards that He went into a city that is called Naim…And when He came nigh to the gate of the city, behold a dead man was carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow…Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy towards her, He said to her: Weep not. And He came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it stood still. And He said: Young man, I say to thee, arise. And he that was dead sat up and begun to speak. And He gave him to his mother” (Lk 7:11-15). It is also written: “Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the Church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick man. And the Lord shall raise him up, and if he be in sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be saved. For the continual prayer of a just man avails much” (Jm 5:14-16).

He who denies any of these Sacraments denies Jesus Christ Who said: “He that shall deny Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father Who is in Heaven” (Mt 10:33). He also said: “Many are called, but few are chosen(Mt 20:16).

In summary for Christian Citizenship:
The first two Sacraments, Baptism and Confessions, are given to us for our personal preparation in pleasing God.
The second two Sacraments, Holy Communion and Confirmation, are for our gaining co-union and unity in God.
The third two Sacraments, Matrimony and Holy Order, are for our perfection and station in life.
The last Sacrament, Extreme Unction, is the final anointing of our eternal unity forever in The Eternal Word, which is entrance into Heaven.

These are the requirements given by Jesus for Christian Citizenship. Some people may wear the uniform, but they may not necessarily be citizens! It is written: “I know your tribulation and your poverty, but you art rich. And you are blasphemed by them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan…Behold, I will bring of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but do lie. Behold, I will make them to come and adore before your feet. And they shall know that I have loved you” (Apoc 2:9;3:9).

It is only by keeping the Seven Sacraments given to us by God that we have Christian Citizenship: “Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners: but you are fellow citizens with the saints and the domestics of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in Whom all the building, being framed together, grows up into an holy temple in the Lord in Whom you also are built together into an habitation of God in the Spirit” (Ep 2:19-22).

I encourage all people to seek full citizenship in Christianity.

Limbo

Limbo is a place or state of rest where souls go who have not been baptized, and who have died without the stain of mortal sin.

In the understanding of the ‘location’ of this place, it is best to consider it as one of the five places on earth. These places in order of descent are:
1. Heaven, where God, Holy Trinity dwells, along with the Archangels, angels, and saints who have died in the state of Grace – that is without mortal sins.
2. Earth, the surface on which we now live.
3. Limbo, and area under the surface where the un-baptized souls now dwell.
4. Purgatory, the place where souls who have died, and whose sins have been forgiven, dwell for a period of time while they make restitution for their offences against God.
5. Hell, where the souls of the dammed will remain for all eternity.

All non-Christians do not believe in Limbo or Purgatory. The majority of Protestants also do not believe, while some of the Episcopal and Anglicans sects do believe. The Orthodox and Coptic Christians believe in Limbo and Purgatory.

The word ‘Limbo’ comes from the Latin ‘limbus,’ meaning the edge or boundary. While this ‘edge’ is often considered as referring to the ‘edge’ of Hell by the early fathers of the Church, I would prefer to consider it as to the ‘edge’ of the earth. The light in Limbo is not full daylight nor night, but as sort of dawn or dusk type of twilight.

Is Limbo an eternal state? I answer with a definite: ‘No.’ Why do I say this? Jesus said: “In My Father’s house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you, because I go to prepare a place for you. And if I shall go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself, that where I am, you also may be” (Jn 14:2,3). This house of ‘many mansions’ includes Heaven, earth where His Kingdom shall come, Limbo where He will come and take them to Himself, and Purgatory where He will take them to Himself after they have fulfilled ‘all justice,’ as Jesus said to John the Baptist: “For so it becomes us to fulfil all justice” (Mt 3:15).

It is true that the majority of souls who go to Limbo are the un-baptized children. Are they there forever and denied the beatific vision of God? Of course not. Jesus said: “Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come to Me, for the Kingdom of Heaven is for such” (Mt 19:14). What is the meaning of ‘forbid them not’? I will deal with this shortly as part of the next category of souls.

In Limbo are hundreds of millions of un-baptized souls who never heard of Jesus and His Gospel, as well as so many good people who never committed mortal sin, who looked after his fellow man, and was of no religion whatsoever, or one of the non-Christian religions. He did good in his life, was charitable in word and in deed, and cared for his family. Does he go to Hell for all eternity? Of course not! All the souls there are given a full mature ‘body’ so that the helpless infant and the aged person have a likeness in thought and activity. They are neither senile or infantile.

Before the advent of the soon to happen ‘Battle of the Ages,’ Christ will descend into Limbo as He did after His death and before His visible resurrection (1P 3:19), and will preach to the those souls, instructing them on the full history of creation, His coming as man through the immaculate womb of the Blessed Ever Virgin Mary, His life, Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension into Heaven. He will give His offer of Salvation to them, and tell them of the events to happen on the earth until the end of time when the Devil, Antichrist and False Prophet will be sent into the eternal flames of Hell.

Since God has given to His creature ‘man’ the choice of free-will, so too these souls in Limbo will be given the choice of joining in the ‘Battle’ with the side of their choice, thus fulfilling what Jesus said. ‘forbid them not to come to Me.’ They will be baptized and Limbo will be emptied and then closed forever. It is then that the Battle of all Ages will be fought and concluded.

As a side-note, when the souls in Purgatory are released from the time of suffering their restitution, they too will be released to join in the battle on earth, and will see the defeat of all evil, and the final victory of Good. By the end of the Great Tribulation, Purgatory like Limbo, will have been emptied of all the souls, and will be closed forever, leaving only the two eternal places, Heaven and Hell. No one living creature will have been rewarded or condemned without having been given and made a free-will choice and all justice will have been fulfilled.

The False Prophet

I published this extract from my book ‘Understanding the Apocalypse’ in 2012. It is worth another fresh look at what has happened in this year 2013. The full chapter may be read on our Blog in Chapter 13 under the title of the above book.

The False Prophet – the false religion. Before we deal with verse 13:11, let us look at what to expect in the False Prophet.
The False Prophet is the combination of Ecclesiastical Freemasonry and Ecclesiastical Zionism and Communism. The Masons and Zionists have infiltrated every church in the world, no exceptions. There are Zionist Cardinals and Masonic Cardinals in the Vatican. Protestants were the founders of Freemasonry in England in 1717, and so it is not surprising that Zionism and Masonry would have a home in those ‘churches’ who promoted them.

The False Prophet is controlled by the money of Zionism, the political power of Freemasonry, and the Godless state of Communism. Together with his ecclesiastical power, and using the UN laws and the World Council of Churches, he promotes ecumenical ‘religious tolerance’ to further his own agenda. The persuasive power of the False Prophet, and the economic, military and terrorist forces behind him, make it so that all who do not obey him will be annihilated. He controls the power to persuade people to accept the ‘swastika of the end times’ which is the mark of the beast, in order to be able to work, to earn money, to buy food and essentials. This is not the micro-chip so widely touted, but an even more sinister approach. It is the era of the invisible government of money, it is the plastic revolution.

The False Prophet of ecclesiastical ecumenism disregards what God said: “Man shall not be strengthened by wickedness, and the root of the just shall not be moved” (Pr 12:3). The False Prophet will initially seem to honor all monotheistic religions, and have them on a par with each other, making Christianity, Judaism, and Islam the same, claiming that all are good. He will not proclaim that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, Eucharist, King of All Nations. He will be politically skillful in placating the religion from whence Truth comes, by certifying as dogma some facts to keep the ‘flock’ faithful to him, while at the same time silently and unobtrusively compromising basic truths. When truth is compromised, it is no longer truth, but heresy. These are some of the traits to watch for in the False Prophet.

Understand some of the forces at work to make way for the False Prophet. The ‘man’ imagined, ‘man’ conceived, ‘man’ made, World Council of Churches was formed in Amsterdam in 1948, the same year in which Israel ‘gained’ sovereignty! Through the World Council of Churches, the False Prophet will attempt to abolish the Name of Jesus Christ, which is the original Roman Catholic Church, and will make it illegal and punishable by death for anyone to belong to, or practice the faith of Christ. Already the United Nations on 25 November 1981 have declared their power over religion. The United Nations General Assembly adopted without vote, decision 36/412, the “Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief.” It is interesting to note that “Iran said the United Nations was a secular body, and secular bodies were not qualified to deal with religious matters: Iran accepted the Declaration saying that it was in “Total conformity with Islamic Jurisprudence” ( UN Yearbook, 1981. p 881). This Iranian Moslem condemnation and endorsement alone should alert all of professed ‘Christendom’ to be aware of the deadly peril contained in this rather subtle and seemingly innocuous “Declaration.” Be aware of the powers granted to the United Nations, and endorsed by the political leaders of the world.

Here again I include some points which Mr. Hoffman states which pertain to the False Prophet:
1. The Gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has “exposed their money to Israel.”
2. Any scrutiny of Jewish holy books by Christian investigators is characterized as a “tyrannical proceeding.”
3. Under the Talmud’s counterfeit Noahide Laws, the worship of Jesus is forbidden under penalty of death, since such worship of Christ is condemned by Judaism as idolatry.
4. Meanwhile various forms of incest are permitted under the Talmudic understanding of the Noahide code.
5. “While the Christians do generally accept the Hebrew Bible as truly from God, many of them (those who accept the so-called divinity of Jesus) are idolaters according to the Torah, punishable by death, and certainly will not enjoy the World to Come.”
6. If Gentiles refuse to live a life of inferiority, then this signals their rebellion and the unavoidable necessity of Jewish warfare against their very presence.
7. The Talmud authority takes precedence over the Old Testament in Judaism, and in the Israeli state it nullifies the Bible. Jesus Christ condemned the traditions of the Mishnah (early Talmud) and those who taught it (Scribes and Pharisees), because the Talmud made void the teachings of the Holy Bible. See how Our Lord pointed out and condemned the Mishnah: “There assembled together unto Him the Pharisees and some of the scribes, coming from Jerusalem…and asked Him: Why do not Thy disciples walk according to the tradition of the ancients, but they eat bread with common hands? But He answering, said to them: Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written: This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me…Making void the word of God by your own tradition, which you have given forth. And many other such like things you do” (Mk 7:1-13).
8. Today, in 2012, the Pharisees teach for doctrine the commandments of rabbis, not God. There is however a tiny Jewish sect called Karaites which makes considerable effort to adhere to the Old Testament alone, and are most hated and severely persecuted by orthodox Jewish rabbinate. It is my opinion that these are the Israelites of whom St. Paul wrote: “For I would not have you ignorant, brethren, of this mystery (lest you should be wise in your own conceits) that blindness in part has happened in Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles should come in, and so all Israel should be saved, as it is written: There shall come out of Sion, He that shall deliver and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob” (Rm 11:25,26).
9. Penalty for disobeying rabbis deserves death.
10.Talmud says Jesus’ mother was a whore: “She who was the descendant of princes and governors played the harlot with carpenters.”
11. It says Jesus is in hell, and was executed by a proper rabbinical court for idolatry, inciting other Jews to idolatry, and contempt of rabbinical authority.
12. It attacks Christians and Christian books and one statement states: Jews must destroy the books of the Christians, i.e. the New Testament.