The Times Before the Times of the World

“God has delivered us and called us by His holy calling, not according to our own works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world(2T 1:9). Again it is confirmed: “Unto the hope of life everlasting, which God, Who lies not, has promised before the times of the world” (Titus 1:2). Notice this ‘purpose, grace and promise,’ it all has a specific meaning!

Four words I wish to clarify before we begin:

Create is to bring into existence: “In the beginning God created heaven, and earth” (Gn 1:1).

Begot is an event which has happened in creation: “Henoch begot Irad, and Irad begot Maviael…” (Gn 4:18).

Beget is to procreate as the father: “And as for Ismael I have also heard thee. Behold, I will bless him, and increase, and multiply him exceedingly: he shall beget twelve chiefs, and I will make him a great nation” (Gn 17:20).

Make to cause to happen or to bring into existence: “God said: Let us make man to our image and likeness” (Gn 1:26).

A question immediately arises: Where was this ‘man’ whom God first mentions in the Bible? Here is the mystery, yet He has given us the answer. We will develop this answer in stages.

The times before the ‘times of the world,’ that is before when in ‘the beginning God created heaven, and earth,’ so much happened, and it is all revealed in Sacred Scripture. Scripture reveals scripture and in His Light we see light. When the Psalmist wrote: “The Lord said to my Lord: Sit Thou at My right hand until I make Thy enemies Thy footstool…from the womb before the day star I begot Thee” (Ps 109:1,3). That is, God the Father said to His Son Jesus Christ that He the Father begot Jesus His Son in the womb before the creation of the times of the world. The womb had to be in existence before the creation of the ‘heaven and the earth.’ (The heaven includes the heavenlies, that is the angels and archangels which includes the ‘day star’). It follows that ‘man’ had to be in existence in the womb in the heart of God the Father of Creation before the times of the world. Why do I say this? Because God said ‘Let us make man…’ This entity, this being, is the answer to so many questions. This womb had to be Mary, for we all know that She conceived of the Holy Ghost and brought forth Jesus Who is the Christ (Lk 2:7).

Begotten Soul

Now we come to the definition of what is this ‘man.’ When it is written: “And the Lord God formed man of the slime of the earth and breathed into his face the breath of life, and man became a living soul” (Gn 2:7), it follows that ‘man’ was a ‘begotten soul in the womb, in the heart of God the Father in eternity. This ‘begotten soul’ and all begotten souls in the heart of God the Father in eternity, God called ‘man,’ therefore when God said let us make ‘man’ to Our image and likeness, ‘man’ was already in existence in the womb of Mary, and would now be formed in a new creature.

Living Soul

This man did not become a ‘living soul’ until God gave him a human bodily substance in Adam: “The first man Adam was made into a living soul; the last Adam into a quickening spirit. Yet that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural afterwards that which is spiritual. The first man was of the earth, earthly: the second Man, from Heaven, heavenly(1Co 15:45-47).

Taking this verse in steps we see and understand that the first man was made into a ‘living soul’ contained in a human body.
In our journey through life we the last Adam into a quickening spirit, that is we overcome the allurements of the world and enter into the Divine Nature won for us by Christ Jesus, and given to us through the valid reception of His Body and Blood in Holy Eucharist. By eating and drinking His Body and Blood in Holy Eucharist, Christ Jesus comes to live in us in Eucharistic unity, and we grow more and more into His image and likeness as it is written: “As often as you shall eat this Bread and drink the Chalice, you shall show the death of the Lord, until He come” (1Co 11:26). By following the simple directions of worthily receiving Him in Holy Eucharist, we enter into the promise of the Divine Nature of the ‘heavenly’ man, “this mortal must put on immortality” (1Co 15:53), and this only comes to us in Holy Communion.

Adam was not first a ‘spiritual’ being but a natural human being formed from the slime of the earth, ‘Yet that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural, and then God breathed into his face and Adam became a spiritual being: afterwards that which is spiritual.
When we complete our life on earth (the first man was of the earth, earthly) then we enter into the promise of Jesus Christ and live in our glorified bodies as we see in Jesus: the second Man, from Heaven, heavenly.

This living soul was given a human body to carry it so to speak, as it is written: “And Adam called the name of his wife Eve because she was the mother of all the living” (Gn 3:20). Eve was taken out of Adam as Holy Writ records: “Then the Lord God cast a deep sleep upon Adam and when he was fast asleep, He took one of his ribs, and filled up flesh for it. And the Lord God built the rib which he took from Adam into a woman and brought her to Adam. And Adam said: This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man” (Gn 2:21-23). Therefore ‘the womb’ of this Eve, ‘mother of the living’ is secondary to Mary, the ‘womb before the day star,’ because Eve was made from the rib of Adam, the first ‘living soul’ – and was taken from ‘the womb’ of Mary which existed before ‘God created heaven, and earth.

Two Extraordinary Events

The identification of the original womb is the Mother of Jesus Christ the Son of Man. Before God made Eve and placed all the progeny of the sons of man in the womb of her, ‘the mother of all the living’, He withheld two ‘begotten souls.’ That is He withheld Jesus Who is the Messiah, and Mary, She who was to be the Mother of Jesus Christ. This had to be, as there was an earthly order in creation, so too there was a Heavenly order. This Heavenly order had a Mother in whose womb existed all ‘begotten souls’ which later in eternitygiven earthly bodies and became ‘living souls’ as we have seen. For those souls who follow God’s Law there will be a return to our Heavenly state of immaculate perfection in our Heavenly Mother: “How long wilt thou be dissolute in deliciousness, O wandering daughter? For the Lord has created a new thing upon the earth: A Woman shall compass a Man(Jr 31:22). We all must be born again and return to our Mother Mary, the Mother of Creation and be encompassed in Her immaculate womb: “For as the woman is of the man, so also is the man by the woman, but all things of God” (1Co 11:12). Everything is done in God’s Divine Order.

The First Extraordinary

Event Mary was and is sinless confirmed in scripture as her Son was He “Who knew no sin” (2Co 5:21). Therefore Mary was conceived without sin. At the appropriate time in the genealogy of the Levitical Priesthood, the seed of Mary was placed in the womb of her earthly mother Anna. The last Patriarch Joseph, became the ‘just’ spouse (Mt 1:19), of Immaculate Mary, to whom was entrusted the Son of God, Jesus the Christ.

The Second Extraordinary Event

The Archangel Gabriel said: “Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a Son and thou shalt call His Name Jesus” (Lk 1:30,31). How did Holy Saint Joseph respond? “But while he thought on these things, behold the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a Son and thou shalt call His Name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins. Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: Behold a virgin shall be with Child, and bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. And Joseph rising up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took unto him his wife. And he knew her not till she brought forth her First born Son, and he called His name Jesus” (Mt 1:20-25).

Some commentators take this verse ‘he knew her not…’ as meaning that Saint Joseph had intercourse with Mary and had other children by her. This is simply not so. The word ‘till’ was a manner of speaking at that time in the Middle East, and is grossly misunderstood by Protestants. They take the verses from Saints Matthew and Saint Mark as their support for their argument: “Is not this the carpenter’s Son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brethren James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Jude” (Mt 13:35). Again: “Is not this the carpenter, the Son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joseph, and Jude, and Simon? Are not also His sisters here with us?” (Mk 6:3).

In the verse quoted previously in this document, God said to His Divine Son: ‘Sit Thou at My right hand until I make Thy enemies Thy footstool.’ By heretics interpretation do they really mean that Jesus shall sit no longer after His enemies are defeated? They speak rubbish! Scripture reveals scripture: “Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James: to them that are beloved in God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ and called” (Jude 1:1). Why would Jude not call Jesus his Brother if in fact Jesus was His brother? He says he is His servant! If Jesus had sisters, then why did Mary’s mother Anna call two daughters ‘Mary’? “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, His mother and His mother’s sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalen” (Jn 19:25). Don’t you see how erroneous those Protestants are? Let us move on.

When it is said that ‘he knew her not till she brought forth her First born Son’ it simply means that God intends the ‘living soul man’ to return to Him through the same way that He created us in the womb before the daystar as stated above! That is, we must be born again in the Immaculate Womb which conceived Jesus the Son of Man in eternity, before the times of the world. Mary conceived in her immaculate virgin womb Jesus the Son of Man, and all of humanity including Eve and Adam, before the creation of the world. Jesus Christ, God, was subject to Mary and obeyed her request, as we see at the miracle at Cana, how the stewards came to Mary for help and not to Jesus, and how Jesus obeyed His Mother (Jn 2:4,5), obedience – the Son for His Mother!

Let us take another event and look at the conversation of Jesus with Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: “Jesus said to him: ‘Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.’ Nicodemus saith to Him: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born again? Jesus answered: Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh: and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Wonder not that I said to thee: You must be born again. The Spirit breaths where He will and thou hear His voice but thou know not whence He comes and whither He goes. So is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said to Him: How can these things be done? Jesus answered: “…no man hath ascended into Heaven, but he that descended from heaven, the Son of man who is in Heaven” (Jn 3:3-9,13).

Who is this Son of man? (Jn 12:34). Notice that Jesus never commented directly when Nicodemus asked can man enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born again! He answered in the order in which the ‘living soul’ man came into existence from the ‘begotten soul’ in eternity: ‘ Amen, amen, I say to thee, unless a man be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Wonder not that I said to thee: You must be born again. The Spirit breaths where He will and thou hear His voice but thou know not whence He comes and whither He goes. So is every one that is born of the Spirit.’ Nicodemus did not confess Him because he loved the glory of men rather than the glory of God (Jn 12:43), yet he corrected this when he stood firm for Jesus at the Cross and carried His Body to the tomb.

Consider the two events of Mary and Jesus:

1). Mary became subject to fallen man – Eve – yet remained obedient to Almighty God by being obedient to her earthly parents and her earthly spouse, and she herself knew no sin.

2). Jesus the Christ became obedient to earthly man – Joseph and Mary – yet remained obedient to Almighty God: Jesus “went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject to them…And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace with God and men” (Lk 2:51,52).

Did Jesus Christ exist before the making of Adam? Of course He did! It is written: “Jesus said: Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham was made, I AM” (Jn 8:58).

Since God has delivered us and called us by His holy calling, according to His own purpose and Grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the times of the world, unto the hope of Life Everlasting before the times of the world, then Saint Paul was given the insight of who we were and how we existed in the Heart of God the Father in eternity, then we must know that we have been instructed in earthly living while we were yet ‘begotten souls’ in the womb of Mary as stated above: ‘For as the woman is of the man, so also is the man by the woman, but all things of God.’

In conclusion, Eve the ‘mother of all the living’ was begotten in the womb of Mary ‘the mother of creation,’ in the Heart of God the Father, in eternity. Mary was the First ‘begotten soul,’ and Eve the first ‘living soul’ and she came from Mother Mary’s womb. Mary is the first ‘man’ from whose womb in eternity we were all begotten.

Forget not that Jesus is the Savior of mankind, the savior of creation: “Let Thy hand be upon the Man of Thy right hand and upon the Son of Man Whom Thou hast confirmed for Thyself” (Ps 79:18). Wise men today still find Jesus through Mary: “And entering into the house, they found the Child with Mary His mother” (Mt 2:11).

ALERT! THIS IS A REAL ALERT!

Serious things are happening in the world right now, and they are only going to get worse – much worse.

The Islam invasion of Europe and the USA is a planned attack on the Christian communities with a design to eliminate Christians and Christianity completely.

The sympathy for true migrants is understandable, but the true migrants are in the minority of the total number of migrants who are infiltrated with special forces trained terrorists.

I am writing this blog from a remote area where there is no cellular telephone coverage, but obviously do have web connection as is evident by this transmission.

Last Tuesday (27th October), while celebrating the Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, I had just turned the page to start the Consecration when suddenly there were 4 helicopters flying very low over the house where I was staying. The children all ran to the windows to look out at this unusual occurrence, as aircraft of any kind are seldom seen or heard here. Mass continued and after Holy Communion Jesus said: “Bavaria.” I had not a clue what that meant at that time.

On Friday my host showed me news clips of the Muslims rioting in Passau, Bavaria, and other locations. I then understood the meaning of the helicopters and the interruption to the Mass, and Bavaria. War is on. Holy Eucharist will be attacked, and the war will start big time in Germany. The increase in terrorist activities will spread not only throughout Europe and North America and Australasia, but also throughout the whole world.

I suspect that within the next 60 days, that is before Christmas of this year, 2015, ‘The West’ will be under curfew. Monetary restrictions will be enforced, and the ‘chip’ will be the only medium by which buying and selling will be possible (Apoc 13:17).

This ‘migrant crisis’ is organized by the rulers of the world in order to finalize their control over all the citizens and reduce us all to slavery. Using the satanic cult of Islam as their excuse, they will be able to accomplish their goal. Because of the sins against humanity by the nations of the world, that which is now coming to pass was is written in Isaiah the Prophet: “These two things shall come upon thee suddenly in one day, barrenness and widowhood. All things are come upon thee, because of the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great hardness of thy enchanters” (Is 47:9). The politicians and bankers have a lot to answer for before God, and not only them, but for all who voted for them and supported them. “For when they shall say: ‘Peace and security,’ then shall sudden destruction come upon them, as the pains upon her that is with child, and they shall not escape” (1Th 5:3). All are guilty!

People may say that I slam Islam, and the answer is – “I do!” The terrorist groups of ISIS and others are trained, financed and equipped by the major world powers such as USA, UK, EU, Russia, China etc. This as the Unholy Alliance which I have written about in my book, The 666.’

What have you to do now?
1. Pray, pray, pray: “Be prudent therefore and watch in prayers” (1P 4:7), and “Pray without ceasing” (1Th 5:17).
2. Establish a communication system and make provision for Church services, protecting and assisting priests to shelter and move to the next house for the administration of the Sacraments. In the ‘Downloads’ section I have listed essential prayer books, such as:
Peoples Daily Missal.
Holy Rosary.
Daily Prayers and Novenas.
Seven Sacraments.
Daily Office 2015 and 2016.
Daily Ordo 2015 and  2016.
3. Encourage your Protestant friends to come into the True Church of Christianity, which is the pre Vatican II Catholic Church, and this finds it’s completion in the Eternal Virgin Eucharist Church. The Protestants need to be encouraged to leave their error behind and understand what Jesus said: “Not every one that saith to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven: but he that doth the will of My Father Who is in Heaven, he shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day: Lord, Lord, have not we prophesied in Thy Name, and cast out devils in Thy Name, and done many miracles in Thy Name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity” (Mt 7:21-23).
4. Make as much provision for food and essentials as you can right now.
5. Organize your communities into self assist and protection groups.

In my book ‘Understanding the Apocalypse’ I described the three unclean spirits like frogs which were let loose from the Euphrates as Islam, under the direction and financing of Zionism, Freemasonry and Communism. Now you see it.

All is not gloom and doom for the True Believers, for it is written: “The least shall become a thousand, and a little one a most strong nation: I the Lord will suddenly do this thing in its time” (Is 60:22). For the true believers, God sends us His help. This is outlined in my book entitled The Ark of the Covenant. Also outlined in this book are the events surrounding the Seventh Trumpet (Apoc 11:15), which at this time is being sounded. You should read it. I will keep you informed.

If you need further assistance you may contact me through the ‘Contact’ tab.

“What I say to you, I say to all: Watch” (Mk 13:37).

God bless and protect you.

Father Aquinas

The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

There are three different but connected stories about Our Lady of Guadalupe.

FIRST: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Spain, 1326. There is the Statue which was buried for SIX HUNDRED YEARS in a cave at Guadalupe in Spain that was revealed by Our Lady to a shepherd man in 1326. Here is what happened:

Our Lady of Guadalupe is a richly decorated statue made of dark wood, a so-called black virgin. It was given in the year 580 by Pope Gregory the Great to Bishop Leander of Seville Spain. During the Moorish invasion of 711, when the priests of Seville fled north, they took the statue with them. A fifteenth century account says that when they came to the mountains near the Guadalupe River, “the saintly priests dug a cave that was like a tomb, surrounded the  cave with large boulders, and placed inside it the image of our Lady Saint Mary.”

The statue was lost and forgotten during the long struggle by Christian forces to take Spain back from the Moors. The expulsion of the Moors was largely complete when, in 1326, a cowherd named Gil Cordero found one of his cows lying dead near a spring. As he started to butcher it, opening it’s breast in the traditional way with a cut in the form of a cross, the cow, to the herdsman’s astonishment and fear, stood up very much alive. Then the Virgin Mary appeared and said to him: “Have no fear, for I am the Mother of God by whom the human race achieved redemption. Take your cow and go…to your home and tell the clergy, and other people to come to this place where I appear to you and to dig here, and they will find a statue of Me.

The herdsman did as he was told, and when others mocked him, he convinced them he was telling the truth by pointing to the cow and saying, “Friends, do not dismiss these things; if you will not believe me, then believe the mark the cow bears on her breast.” And he told the clergy where to dig to find the statue, adding that the Virgin also told him that “she would have many people come to Her house from many regions because of the many miracles She would work on sea as well as land.” So the clergy and others went there and found the statue of Mary just where it had been buried some six hundred years before.

The clergy immediately, began building a crude chapel to house the Madonna, later the King of Spain ordered that a chapel be built on the site, which soon became a shrine. Over the centuries, members of the ruling class donated elaborate  garments for the statue, including a headdress containing thirty thousand jewels. It is believed that Christopher Columbus prayed here before making his first voyage to the New world, where he named a West Indian island Guadeloupe in honor of the Virgin. + (This article was taken from ‘Miracles of Mary’ by Michael S. Durham).

SECOND: There is the story of CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS.
This great man and his crew went to Holy Mass where they all received Holy Communion at the hands of Padre Juan Perez. Columbus renamed his flag ship ‘Santa Maria’ – (Holy Mary). The other ships were called ‘Pinta’ (Paint) and ‘Nina’ (Girl). If we put the names together we see the prophesy to be fulfilled in 1531 at Guadalupe, Mexico, ‘Holy Mary Paints Girl.’

Notice in the previous article that Our Lady said: ‘the many miracles She would work on sea as well as land’, well the renaming the flag ship to Santa Maria was a prophetic event which in the next article is fulfilled in the Tilma.

THIRD: Again – Our Lady of Guadalupe, this time in Mexico, 1531.
It was the Heavenly sounds something like a choir of songbirds, most unusual for a cold winter day that brought the Mexican peasant Juan Diego to a sudden stop as he ran over a hill called Tepeyac. The date was Saturday December 9, 1531.

Then he heard a woman’s voice of incomparable sweetness calling him from above: “Juan, Juan Diego, Juanito, Juan Dieguito.” Climbing to the top of the rock-strewn hill, Juan beheld a beautiful Mexican girl, “radiant as the sun, emerging from a golden cloud of light.” She spoke to him in his native dialect, “Juan, smallest and dearest of my little children, where were you going?” After Juan explained that he was on his way to the town of Tlaltelolco to hear Mass and receive religious instruction, the young woman identified herself: “I am the ever Virgin Mary, Mother of the true God Who gives life and maintains it in existence.”

The apparition asked that a church a trecoali in Juan’s Aztec dialect-be built on that spot and promised, “I will show my compassion to your people and to all people who sincerely ask my help in their sorrows.” The Virgin then told him to go Tenochtitlan, the native word for the settlement that was to become Mexico City, and relay her request to the bishop. Juan Diego, was now prostrate on the ground before her, agreed to do this at once,

Juan Diego was then fifty seven years old. He lived near his uncle, Juan Bernardino, who had raised him from childhood, in a nearby village called Tolpetlac.  The two men had been converted to Christianity, a faith that had been brought to Mexico by Cortez during his conquest in 15l9-21, just a few years before. Juan Diego knew nothing of the world beyond his own village. He had never been to Tenochtitlan, although the island city was only five miles away

When Juan arrived at the palace of Fray Juan de Zumarraga, the Bishop-elect of Tenochtitlan, suspicious servants kept the rustic, who insisted that his message was for the bishop’s ears only, waiting for hours. Finally Juan was ushered into the bishop’s presence. No one knows exactly what was said; apparently Bishop Zumarraga humored Juan Diego by promising he would think about the Virgin’s request for a church at Tepeyac and he ended the interview on an encouraging note: he said that Juan Diego could return later if  he wanted.

Juan was not happy about the message he had to relate to the Virgin, who was waiting for him in the same place on the hill. He implored her to send someone else, insisting, “I am nobody.” But the Virgin was not to be dissuaded. Addressing him as “My little son,” she replied: “There are many I could send. But you are the one I have chosen.” She told him to return the next day to the bishop and repeat the request.

At the palace on Sunday, the  bishop again listened patiently, then told Juan to ask the Virgin for a sign as proof of who she was. Back at Tepeyac, the Virgin told her “little son” to return the next morning and she would provide a sign.

Juan returned home to find his uncle deathly ill with fever. To nurse him, Juan stayed by his side and did not meet the Virgin, as he had promised, on Monday morning. On Tuesday his uncle implored Juan to go to Tlaltelolco for a priest. Juan set off immediately, but, in crossing Tepeyac, he veered around the other side of the hill in hopes of avoiding the Virgin. But, as he had feared, there she was blocking his path.

Juan was afraid the Virgin would be angry, but she reassured him: “Do not be distressed and afraid.” His uncle had already recovered from his illness, she said. Now Juan was free to go on to the bishop and repeat her request that a church be built. But first he needed a sign, so she sent him to the top of the mountain to pick the flowers growing there.

Juan Diego must have wondered what sort of flowers he would find growing there among the cacti in the middle of December. But there they were – Castilian roses growing in profusion. He made a pouch from his tilma, the traditional blanket-like cape he was wearing, filled it with blossoms, and hurried back to where the Virgin waited. She neatly rearranged the flowers, tied the lower corners of the tilma around his neck so the flowers would not fall out, and sent him on his way with the promise that, this tine, the bishop would believe him.

At the palace, Juan came before the bishop and members of his entourage. He told his story then untied the cape and let the flowers tumble to the floor. But it wasn’t the winter roses that caused the bishop and others to fall to their knees. It was the cape. For there on the outside of the rough woven garment was a picture of Mary just as Juan Diego had described her: a radiant figure bathed in golden rays of light, wearing a bluish mantle bordered in gold and adorned with golden stars.

The next day, Wednesday, the tilma was taken to the cathedral where crowds came to see and worship. Juan took the bishop to the spot where he first saw the Virgin and then returned to his village, where his uncle was waiting, completely cured. He told Juan that while he was near death, a young woman surrounded by a soft light, appeared out of the darkness and told him that she had sent his nephew to Tenochtitlan with a picture of her self. Just before She vanished, She said, “Call Me and call My image Santa Maria de Guadalupe.” When the Spanish clergy heard that, they were delighted, for Guadalupe, in that era was the name of the most famous shrine to Mary in Spain.

It took only thirteen days to build a simple chapel at the site. On the day after Christmas, a procession brought the tilma to Tepeyac. Until he died in 1548, Juan Diego lived in a hut next to the chapel, where he spent his days telling his story and showing the picture on the cape to pilgrims. After his uncle died in 1544, his simple dwelling in Tolpetlac became a chapel.

The Virgin’s image continued to work miracles. In 1544, the presence of the tilma is believed to have ended a pestilence that was decimating the population of Mexico City. In 1546, when heavy rains threatened to flood the city, a lay sister dreamed she saw the Virgin of Guadalupe propping up the walls of the convent, and so the picture was returned to Mexico City until the waters subsided. In 1921, with the tilma was now in a large cathedral at Tepeyac, anticlerical forces detonated a powerful bomb that was hidden in flowers at the altar. The blast miraculously killed no one and caused no damage to the image of Mary

There have been many scientific inquiries into the structure of the tilma, including one in 1977 that used infrared photography and computer enhancement to examine the picture, but none has produced a satisfactory explanation of how an image of such startling clarity could be superimposed on material woven from crude cactus cloth. Under ordinary circumstances, such material should have disintegrated within twenty years. Nor has the cloth been sized or the paint varnished, but still the image has not faded or cracked in more than four and a half centuries. The artists and scientists who have examined the Virgin of Guadalupe over the years mostly agree with the inquiry of 1666 that concluded, “It is impossible for any human craftsman to paint or create a work so fine, clean, and well formed on fabric so coarse as that of this tilma.”

It is also believed that the name Guadalupe might have been the result of linguistic confusion or perhaps it was divine design. In speaking to the uncle, Juan Bernardino, in dialect, the Virgin might have used a word, Coatlallope, that sounded like Guadalupe to the Spaniards but to the natives meant “who treads on the snake.” The Spaniards were pleased because the word, as they heard it, linked the miracle at Tepeyac to the most famous shrine to Mary in Spain, and the natives were delighted because the word in their language predicted the demise of a dreaded god, a feathered serpent, whom they would happily be rid of.

The Virgin of Guadalupe helped the Mexican people achieve a national and religious identity. In 1754, Pope Benedict XIV declared her Patroness and Protectress of New Spain, and during the Mexican Revolutionary Wars, the insurgents rallied to the cry “Long live the Virgin of Guadalupe and down with bad government.” And they carried her image on their banners into battle.

Today, the influence of the Virgin of Guadalupe is felt throughout the hemisphere, especially in the southwestern United States. In 1945,she was again coronated, this time as “Queen of Wisdom of the Americas.”

At Tepeyac the original chapel holding the tilma was rebuilt several times until it was replaced by a twin towered basilica in 1709. The tilma was moved again in 1976 to a new round cathedral, built next to the old, with a capacity of ten thousand people. Twelve million people visit Guadalupe, long ago swallowed up by Mexico City every year. It is, by far, the most popular shrine to the Virgin Mary in the western Hemisphere.
(This article was taken from ‘Miracles of Mary’ by Michael S. Durham).

MAYBE A FOURTH: I conclude this article with a story of a faithful friend and his family. I received them all into the Church – married them, baptized their six children, and heard the oldest First Confession and gave them their First Holy Communion.
Where do they live? On Guadalupe Mountain, part of the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range, (Blood of Christ) on the Red River (Blood of Christ)! Their Family Name? Perez, same as Padre Juan who celebrated Mass for Christopher Columbus!

God bless you all.

The Great Monarch and Petrus Romanus – Part 7

Some of the events at the Beginning of the Reign of the Great Monarch
The faith of Petrus Monarch will be greater than that of Abraham, his power exceeding that of Moses, his organization skills more dynamic than that of Peter, his insight into the spiritual realm superior to that of Paul. All this is so because he has received the full glory of God, he is Eucharistic man in Christ Jesus (Jn 17:22,23). Nothing therefore is impossible to him as the glory of God is in him in Christ (2Co 4:6). This is the fulfillment of the mystery of the Sacrament of Holy Communion in God – holy co-union.

We said before that he would prepare the structure and the infrastructure for the organization and implementation of God’s Master Plan in His Government on earth. In order to accomplish this he will establish a central place or headquarters. Where he chooses is up to him, and because of Eucharistic unity his selection will be perfect. Will it be Rome, or New York, or Jerusalem or some other place? I do not know, but he will. It is most probable that he will have several strategic locations in places like, Moscow, Tokyo, London, Brisbane, Beijing and others. In these and in others he will appoint apostles to carry out the extraordinary mission to be accomplished.

Printed materials will be made available in every language and dialect on the face of the earth. God created man to His own image and likeness, and is responsible for His creatures wherever they might be: “Whither shall I go from Thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy face? If I ascend into Heaven, Thou art there: if I descend into hell, Thou art present. If I take my wings early in the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there also shall Thy hand lead me and Thy right hand shall hold me” (Ps 138:7-10). Petrus Monarch as God’s representative must prepare to reach all people living on this planet earth, and impart to them the glory of God and invite all to enter into His Kingdom.

Part of this preparation will be the selection and appointment of highly principled and devout men and women for positions of responsibility throughout the world. With this responsibility goes the authority to bring all of creation into the Kingdom. Not only will these people have incredible knowledge given to them by Divine Grace, but they will have the power to part not only the Red Sea and the Jordan River, but also Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. They will have the power to bi-locate and be in many places at the same time. This is no ordinary mission by a bunch of half-baked televangelists, no, this is solely Christ Jesus’ power and authority given to His apostles of this the last days (Mt 28:18). Initially this will be the Church in hiddenness. The angels and saints that are in Heaven will be joined to this fantastic mission on earth.

When the apostles of these last days are fully instructed and empowered, then they will recover the Ark of the Covenant as I outlines in Part 5. Whether this will be a secret event or a public event it is not yet known. Regardless of the ‘how’ of the event, it will be brought to the ‘headquarters’ wherever that may be, and there much will be revealed. At some stage, the Ark will be made public, not just for curiosity seekers, but to alert the whole of humanity that God is now ready to renew the face of the earth (Ps 103:30). He is making it known by this event and that His septre has been removed from the faithless and is now in the hands of Petrus Monarch: “Therefore every scribe instructed in the Kingdom of Heaven, is like to a man that is a householder, who brings forth out of his treasure new things and old” (Mt 13:52).

Shortly after the recovery of the Ark there will be the arrival of the two faithful witnesses ‘clothed in sackcloth(Apoc11:3). While most interpreters suggest that they will be clothed in rags, I do not share that opinion. I would rather think that the ‘sackcloth’ would refer to the morally decadent state of the world, and oppression of the inhabitants of earth by the mighty. There will be widespread absolute poverty and homelessness, and a very great number of the inhabitants of the earth will seek shelter in unusual places: “I that am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt, will yet cause thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the feast” (Ho 12:9).

There will be famines and pestilences, but, the chosen apostles of that time will by the power and authority of Christ Jesus, bring water out of rocks, cause miraculous draft of fishes, turn stones into bread, and bring comfort and solace to the downtrodden. There will be no want to those who choose Jesus and follow His complete word. They will live by the Mighty Hand of Our Lord.

Meanwhile, in the world of Zionism, Freemasonry and Communism, there will be the usual oppression and empty promises. There will be exterminations, imprisonments and want and people ‘disappearing.’ The shortages of food and water will be blamed on ‘global warming’ and disruptions in the electronic chip will be blamed on ‘atmospheric conditions’ and the manufacturer, and on ‘cheap Chinese products’ etc. Everything and everyone will be blamed except the real culprit – the devil and his worshipers.

Petrus Monarch and his apostles will have extraordinary miraculous power to keep all God’s people safe, will bring comfort to the oppressed so that not one soul shall be lost. He will lead that victorious number into the New Garden of Eden.

At another time we will look at the actions during the time of the two witnesses and the cleansing of the earth.

The Great Monarch and Petrus Romanus – Part 4

Who is the Great Monarch?
You may ask why is Petrus Romanus and the Great Monarch the same person? The answer is quite simple; he is Eucharistic man, priest of God, anointed ruler, and restored to the image and likeness of God. Moses was both the ‘political’ and ‘religious’ leader and Aaron was appointed by God and consecrated High Priest by Moses (Ex 28:41).
Aaron molded the idol of the golden calf. Aaron sinned.
Samuel was both the religious and political leader and anointed Saul ‘king.’
In disobedience Saul made the sacrifice without waiting for Samuel as instructed. Saul sinned.

Saint Peter was appointed the Vicar of Christ and exercised his office with dignity and propriety. Jesus appointed this Peter as the Vicar of Christ, that is His agent or substitute. Peter’s successors in these the last days, from John XXIII to the present Francis have sinned. By not renouncing the actions of the de facto excommunication of the 33 degree Freemason Angelo Roncalli, priest, bishop, cardinal and pope, they
1) embraced the Satanic cult of Freemasonry established by John XXIII in the Roman Catholic Church,
2) they have not rebuked his kneeling to the satanic president of France to receive the cardinal’s hat – thereby giving his allegiance to the Devil, who through John XXIII gave the establishment of the Vatican to Satan,
3) they have changed the Word of God and contradicted previous Church Councils,
4) they have politicized the Papal Office to the point of seeking ‘political correctness’ at the expense of the God’s Law.
All the latter from the above John have desecrated God’s law and have sinned.

Because of these great and sinful errors, God must ‘clean house,’ He must do ‘a new thing.’ It is necessary that the priesthood should be translated and “that a translation also be made of the law” (Hb 7:12) as we saw in Part 2. God will keep His promise, and it is obvious that the Satanic house of Zionism, Freemasonry and Communism will be totally destroyed: “I the Lord, this is My Name, I will not give My glory to another, nor My praise to graven things. The things that were first, behold they are come, and new things do I declare, before they spring forth, I will make you hear them” (Is 42:8,9).

Will He leave the inhabitants of His creation without a ruler? Of course not! Since Jesus Christ is King of all nations (Jn 18:37), it is His pleasure to have the office of Priest and King in the hands of His appointed Eucharistic High Priest and King, Petrus Romanus, the Great Monarch. Eucharistic man only comes into existence through absolute faith in Holy Eucharist. Jesus is Holy Eucharist. Understand this Divine and human, ecclesiastical and temporal unity when Jesus asked the question which the Pharisees could not answer: “How say they that Christ is the Son of David? And David himself says in the book of Psalms: ‘The Lord said to My Lord, sit Thou on My right hand, till I make Thy enemies Thy footstool.’ David then calls Him Lord. And how is he His son?” (Lk 20:41-44). The answer is quite simple. Jesus Christ has two natures: 1) the Divine nature of God, by which, He was Son of God, so then He was the Lord of David, and 2) the human nature of man, according to the genealogy, David was His father. In asserting His unity in God in the one Divine nature, yet two distinct Persons Jesus said: “My sheep hear My voice. And I know them: and they follow Me. And I give them Life Everlasting: and they shall not perish for ever. And no man shall pluck them out of My hand. That which My Father has given Me is greater than all: and no one can snatch them out of the hand of My Father. I and the Father are one” (Jn 10:27-30).

Since man is able to enter into this Divine nature through Holy Communion, and only through Holy Communion, he is called to be one in Christ. Saint Paul emphasizes this Eucharistic unity when he wrote: “For, what I have pardoned, if I have pardoned any thing, for your sakes have I done it in the person of Christ” (2Co 2:10); and again: “You despised not, nor rejected: but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus…My little children, of whom I am in labour again, until Christ be formed in you” (Ga 4:14,19). He then encourages us to go all the way in this Divine unity: “But doing the truth in charity, we may in all things grow up in Him who is the head, even Christ” (Ep 4:15), and he tells us that in this way we “have the mind of Christ” (1Co 2:16). Saint Peter adds to this subject by saying very clearly: “(Jesus) has given us most great and precious promises, that by these you may be made partakers of the Divine nature flying the corruption of that concupiscence which is in the world” (2P 1:4). All of the above is a very small composite of Eucharistic man. Petrus Romanus – Great Monarch is Eucharistic man.

In the Publisher’s Preface to the book written by Father Culleton entitled ‘The Prophets and Our Times,’ Thomas A Nelson of TAN Publishing wrote in 1974: “…the enemies of God and of His Holy Church will not know where or how to prepare themselves to resist successfully the advent of the Great Monarch. God will nurture this man in His own manner, who, the prophecies seem to indicate, will not even be known to himself until a late moment. When the man finally takes the field, it will be all over for the enemies of God, despite their numerical superiority and seeming greater power.”

The prophet Isaiah speaks of Petrus Romanus – the Great Monarch: “The Gentiles shall see your just one, and all kings your glorious one, and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.” It goes on to say of him in the following verse: “and you shall be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God” (Is 62:2,3).

Is he a priest of God? Is he a ‘layman’? Until very recently (2013), I only have accepted him as a layman. Why? Because of his temporal power! At that time it was my understanding that because of the work he will be doing in setting up ‘a new government’ of God, that he must have vast experience in ‘things of the world.’ Upon reflection and much prayer, (which I must sadly admit I had preconceived ideas and a closed mind), the words of Sirach got through to me: “Samuel the prophet of the Lord, the beloved of the Lord his God, established a new government, and anointed princes over his people” (Si 46:16). When I read Zachariah for the umpteenth time, I finally accepted what God was trying to impart to me: “Thus saith the Lord of hosts, saying: Behold a man, the Orient is his name, and under him shall he spring up, a shall build a temple to the Lord. Yea, he shall build a temple to the Lord and he shall bear the glory, and shall sit, and rule upon his throne, and he shall be a priest upon his throne, and the counsel of peace shall be between them both” (Zc 6:12,13). The footnote to this verse in the Douay Rheims Bible reads: “…He shall unite in himself the two offices or dignities of king and priest.”

There are those who make the claim that when it says ‘the counsel of peace shall be between them both’ that this means two people, the Great Monarch and Petrus Romanus. This is simply not so. Why? Look to the following: “A great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. And being with child, she cried also travailing, and was in pain to be delivered. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with an iron rod. And her son was taken up to God and to His throne” (Apoc 12:1,2,5). The ‘crown of twelve stars’ on her head, signifies that the Church is the only governing authority in the world, and that all nations must be subject to the Law of God. The ‘sign’ is that God is over all, as it is His universe, and the total authority over the world is in the hands of His anointed Monarch who is Petrus Romanus. This unity and harmony can only be accomplished through Eucharistic unity and oneness in Christ Jesus. St. John wrote: “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).

Confirming all of this, Jesus said: “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit…The Spirit breathes where He will and thou hear His voice: but you know not whence He comes and whither he goes, so is every one that is born of the Spirit…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 3:6,8; 17:21-23).

God gave to those who would believe in His Name, Divine Power, and with this Divine Power comes the Name of Christ Jesus, for Jesus said: “These signs shall follow them that believe: in My Name they shall cast out Devils” (Mk 16:17). Therefore, when Eucharistic man uses the Divine Power of God, he uses it in unity in God, he uses it in the Name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, which Jesus won for us by His birth, life, passion, death, and resurrection.

Petrus Romanus, the Great Monarch is outside the allurements of the materialistic world controlled by the evil cabal of the Zionist, Masonic and Communist hell. He is sealed with Divine authority, and will have Divine insight into the secret things of Deity. He will be able to bring them forth the Kingdom of God on earth because he is in oneness in Holy Trinity and does all things according to Divine counsel and ordination. He is in unity and counsel and communion in Christ Jesus in all things great and small. He knows that he sees through the eyes of God, and he loves and obeys Him with gladness and profound humility. He is ‘alter Christus’ another Christ, and as Saint Paul said above: ‘person of Christ,’ ‘Christ be formed in you,’ ‘even Christ,’ ‘the mind of Christ” and Saint Peter adds ‘partakers of the Divine nature.’ This is Petrus Romanus, the Great Monarch of whom Saint Malachy wrote: “He feeds his flock among great tribulation.”

God’s promise is fulfilled: “I will restore to the people a chosen lip, that all may call upon the Name of the Lord, and may serve Him with one shoulder” (Zp 3:9).

The Great Monarch and Petrus Romanus – Part 2

The completion of the mission of Melchisedech is in Eucharistic man, Christ Jesus
The Great Monarch, Petrus Romanus, who is the completion of the mission of Melchisedech, is given the power to do judgment. This is so because Jesus said: “Amen, amen, I say unto you, that the hour comes, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and they that hear shall live. For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has given to the Son also to have life in Himself. And He has given Him power to do judgment, because He is the Son of man(Jn 5:25-27).

The Father gave Jesus power to do judgement, not because He was the Son of God, but because He was the Son of man. Why is this so important? The Son of man the Eternal High Priest, and as such He has the right and duty to do judgement, to rebuke, chastise and remove errant rulers, both secular and ecclesiastical, to forgive sins in Holy Confessions. “Whose sins you shall forgive they are forgiven them, and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained” (Jn 20:23). He has supreme authority to command: “All power is given to Me in Heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. And behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world” (Mt 28:18-20). Jesus received all power from His Father, and in virtue of this power, He sends His anointed forth into the whole world, to all nations, even as His Father sent Him (Jn 20:21). It is Jesus Who anoints, Who appoints, and Who is the authority over all creation: “You have not chosen Me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain…” (Jn 15:16).

In order to understand this authority and fulfillment of the Word of God, let us return to the beginning stages as it is recorded: “Melchisedech, the king of Salem, bringing forth bread and wine, for he was the priest of the Most High God, blessed him and said: Blessed be Abram by the Most High God, Who created Heaven and earth. And blessed be the Most High God, by whose protection, the enemies are in thy hands. And he (Abraham) gave him (Melchisedech) the tithes of all” (Gn 14:18-20).

Who was this king of Salem? Saint Paul says: “For this Melchisedech was king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him: to whom also Abraham divided the tithes of all: who first indeed by interpretation is king of justice: and then also king of Salem, that is, king of peace, without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but likened unto the Son of God, continues a priest for ever” (Hb 7:1-3).

This king, without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, brought forth bread and wine, and blessed faithful Abraham. Who is Melchisedech? I believe that he is the Son Of God, Second Person of the Holy Trinity, appearing as a man. In this kingly appearance, He celebrated the victory by ‘man’ over the evil empire of aggressive kings. The appearance of the Son of God as ‘the king’ prefigured the arrival of the Son of man as man in His Divine and Human nature.  The bread and wine were a prefiguring of the consecration into the Body and Blood of Christ at the Last Supper. This Body and Blood of Christ, Holy Eucharist, becomes Eucharistic man in those who receive Him worthily in Holy Communion. The Son of God became the Son of man, and the office of Melchisedech was completed in Christ in the ‘Divine sense.’ But that office must be completed in the ‘human sense’ and that completion occurs in Eucharistic man who has been transformed into the newness of life and the fulness of Christ (Ep 4:13).

“I saw heaven opened: and behold a white horse. And he that sat upon him was called faithful and true: and with justice doth he judge and fight. And his eyes were as a flame of fire: and on his head were many diadems. And he had a name written, which no man knows but himself. And he was clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood. And his name is Called: the Word of God. And the armies that are in Heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth proceeds a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he may strike the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. And he hath on his garment and on his thigh Written: King of kings and Lord of lords(Apoc 19:11-16).

Petrus Romanus, the Great Monarch, is the completion in absolute faith of the mission of Abraham and defeats the evil kings of Zionism, Freemasonry and Communism. As the king of Justice and Peace met Abraham after the slaughter of the evil ones, so too, the Son of man, Christ the King, will meet Petrus Romanus, Priest of God and King, and celebrate the Consecration of the Last Supper and the Victory won for us on the Cross! “For the priesthood being translated, it is necessary that a translation also be made of the law” (Hb 7:12).

Of all that we have said, we are given encouragement and confirmation by Jesus Christ Himself: “Yet that which you have, hold fast till I come. And he that shall overcome and keep My words unto the end, I will give him power over the nations, and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and as the vessel of a potter they shall be broken, as I also have received of My Father. And I will give him the Morning Star(Apoc 2:25-28). The Morning Star is Eucharist man, Christ Jesus.

Call no man father

This article is in response to someone whom I will call (AYZ) who wrote to me stating that I should call no one ‘father’ quoting: “First, I don’t know if you have read Mathew 23:9- And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.” He went on to ridicule ‘catholic’ and in particular ‘Roman Catholic.’ Here then is a summary of my reply to him: There are a number of religions in ‘Christianity’ who call themselves ‘Catholic’ in addition to the Roman Catholic, like the Orthodox, and Anglican, and Episcopalian, and also two surprises – the Coptic (which means Egypt), and Lutheran. The word catholic means ‘universal,’ and such term came from the Gospel of Saint Mark: Jesus said to the disciples: “Go ye into the whole world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mk 16:15). In Saint Matthew it is recorded: “Going therefore, teach ye all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world”(Mt 28:19). The term Greek Catholic Orthodox, Roman Catholic, came after the various splinter groups were set up in ‘Christianity.’ It is more proper to say ‘Catholic,’ (as in the original Christianity) rather than ‘catholic’ when describing or claiming a religion. A true Catholic is a devout practitioner of the Ten Commandments and a follower of the Gospels, and the Letters of the New Testament which outline the Seven Sacraments of the Church to which I am obedient. I believe that the Second Vatican Council changed the Roman church to become as low as a Protestant church. I see very little difference between the Roman, Lutheran, Baptist, or all the 1,000 different ‘christian’ churches today. Well did Isaiah lament: “All we like sheep have gone astray, every one has turned aside into his own way…” (Is 53:6). The Vatican II Council hijacked the structure, but could not hijack the faith handed down to me by my father and his fathers. This was ‘the faith of our fathers’ to which I will be true until death. This then brings me to the next part of his letter: “We must follow Christ, who is the Word of God made flesh, and in turn follow what the Holy Bible says and call on our Father God YHWH to interpret it for us if we do not understand. All in the name of Jesus Christ. (John 16:23)”. “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: I am the Lord that appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the Name of God Almighty, and My Name ADONAI I did not show them” (Ex 6:2,3). The name Adonai, which is in the Hebrew text, is that most proper name of God, which signifies His Eternal, Self-existent Being: ‘I AM WHO AM. HE WHO IS.’ (Ex 3:14), which in our every day language means : Independent, Infinite, without beginning, end, or change; and the Source of all other beings. Out of reverence the Jews never pronounce this Name; but, instead of It, whenever it occurs in the Bible, they read Adonai, which signifies the Lord; and, therefore, they put the points or vowels, which belong to the name Adonai, to the four letters of that other ineffable name ‘YHWH,’ which is Jod, He, Vau, He. Hence some moderns have framed the name Jehovah, or Yahweh, unknown to all the ancients, whether Jews or Christians; for the true pronunciation of the name, which is in the Hebrew text, by long disuse, is now quite lost. I would say that it would be best to stay with the original Jews as given to us by the early Church, and not one of the errant translations which have sprung up with the advent of Protestantism. Satan has used the divided church to build his own tower of Babel of bibles. My strong recommendation would be for you to find a Douay Rheims Version, and use it. You will be surprised to see how many errors there are in the modern day ‘bibles,’ and if you can accept, that even in the very early Church, there were dissensions about the books in the Bible, some of the Jewish converts (mostly Pharisee converts) wanting to stay with the Hebrew Canon, the rest wanted to add the ‘Deutero-Canonical’ seven books, plus 4 chapters, plus 70 verses missing in the post 1521 bibles of Luther and others. He goes on: “WHat is in the Holy Bible must be done as God’s Holy Spirit reveals it to us so that we may be Disciples of Christ or Followers of the Word of God.” You are correct in this statement, and without a doubt we must adhere to all that is written: “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions, which you have learned, whether by word or by our epistle” (2Th 2:14). The word ‘tradition’ is greatly maligned and misunderstood. The unwritten traditions which we have received, handed down from the apostles, and the early fathers of the Church, are to be received with the same power and effect as the written word. Returning to the question of calling no one on earth ‘father,’ it is best that we look at the entire statement made by Jesus: “But be not you called Rabbi, for One is your Master, and all you are brethren. And call none your father upon earth, for One is your Father, Who is in Heaven. Neither be ye called masters, for One is your Master, Christ(Mt 23:8-10). The meaning is, that our Father in Heaven is incomparably more to be regarded, than any father upon earth, and no master is to be followed, who would lead us away from Christ. But this does not hinder us from calling our parents ‘father’ and ‘mother.’ On the contrary we are by the law of God to have a due respect both for our parents, and our spiritual fathers, and for our school masters and teachers. This name ‘father’ as used by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Episcopal, Orthodox, and Coptic churches is a title of dignity, the same as ‘President,’ or ‘Your Honor’ in the Courts of Law, etc. This then brings us to the question of Master, Teacher, Father. ‘One is your Master,’ or Teacher, Who is the Christ. There was supposed to be under Him one Vicar, Peter, and after him, the successors of Peter, who with all their subordinates would teach the one and the same doctrine in every part of the world. But starting in the late 400’s with the Coptic breakaway, and then with the multiplicity of cults and sects, which every day are dividing and subdividing into fresh cults and sects, no two leaders can be found teaching exactly the same doctrine in all points. Each is not only allowed, but expected to follow his own private spirit, and to build a creed based upon his own interpretation of Scripture. This is the error which you (XYZ) are promoting when you say: ‘and in turn follow what the Holy Bible says and call on our Father God YHWH to interpret it for us if we do not understand.’ You are not in the truth! You are with those who do not know the truth. They do not teach the truth! How can they teach truth when they do not have a complete or even a true Bible? The Catholic Church gave us the Bible, the Bible did not give us the Church! As far as ‘call no man your father upon the earth’ you must read what Saint Paul says: “I write not these things to confound you, but I admonish you as my dearest children. For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers, for in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you” (1Co 4:14,15). Saint Paul refers to his sons Timothy, Titus, what did they all him – ‘uncle’? Did not Elisha cry out to Elijah as he went up by a whirlwind into Heaven: “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the driver thereof…”? (2K 2:11,12). Did not Jesus say in the parable of the rich man who cried and said: “Father Abraham, have mercy on me…send Lazarus…”? (Lk 16:24). Let us go back and read the full statement of what Saint Paul said: “For I think that God has set forth us apostles, the last, as it were men appointed to death. We are made a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ, we are weak, but you are strong, you are honorable, but we without honour. Even unto this hour we both hunger and thirst and are naked and are buffeted and have no fixed abode. And we labour, working with our own hands. We are reviled, and we bless. We are persecuted, and we suffer it. We are blasphemed, and we entreat. We are made as the refuse of this world, the off-scouring of all, even until now. I write not these things to confound you, but I admonish you as my dearest children. For if you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet not many fathers, for in Christ Jesus, by the gospel, I have begotten you. Wherefore, I beseech you, be ye followers of me as I also am of Christ. For this cause have I sent to you Timothy, who is my dearest son and faithful in the Lord. Who will put you in mind of my ways, which are in Christ Jesus, as I teach every where in every church” (1Co 4:9-17). Notice his words, ‘my dearest children…I have begotten you…my dearest son.’ Saint Paul is not contradicting Christ Jesus! Rather he is following His teachings. You go on to state: “Also, as I went thru your website, there is no talk of repentance or submission to God. Only about the 7 sacraments which are not in the Holy Bible. It seems as if though the person who brought you to the truth, then started teaching you all these things and pretty much told you to sit in the catholic religion and do as you are told. I don’t want to offend you but the Word of God is the final word, not what any ‘man’ or ‘elder’ or ‘father’ ‘deacon’ etc… thinks about what the Word of God means or means to say.”  In reply and without being in any way hash, but you seem to have been indoctrinated in some kind of religious sect which is focused on error, and not on fact. Incidently, the ‘protestant’ bibles omit the word ‘penance,’ – why? The purpose of my web site is not to preach repentance or submission to God, but to show forth His truth to an unbelieving world, soon to be severely punished with Great Tribulation. You err greatly when you say that the 7 sacraments which are not in the Holy Bible. They are! Let us first see what they are and their purpose, and then how they came about. The first two Sacraments, Baptism and Confessions, are given to us for our personal preparation in pleasing our God. The second two Sacraments, Holy Communion and Confirmation, are for our gaining co-union and unity in our 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. The Seven Sacraments allow man of his own free will to return to Almighty God: At the Fall, in the act of disobedience, man fell from grace (Gn 3:24). The creature, made to the image of our God was destroyed, but in the Sacrament of Baptism the way was made for man to be washed and renewed in the Creator’s peace (Gn 8:11). Man would continue to sin, and so God did institute the Sacrament of Confessions, for man to be made immaculate again (Jn 20:22,23). Through Jesus Christ, our Lord set up the Sacrament of Holy Communion, so that man could come back to unity in Him, and God the Creator could re-enter His creature, man, allowing man to return into holy co-union in God (Mt 26:26-28). Our Savior 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 (Lk 24:49). At the Fall, the unity of man and woman in marriage was broken, and the evil one became an intruder in marriage. Our Merciful God established the Sacrament of Matrimony (Mk 10:9), whereby man and woman could return to holy unity in each other, symbolic of the unity of God and man (Jn 17:23). At the Fall, man broke the priestly relationship with God, and man could no longer minister in His creation because of his enslavement to the devil. Our Lord God established a way for man to minister to God in purity and truth through the Sacrament of Holy Order of the Priesthood (Lk 22:19). At the Fall, man incurred the sin of death when he disobeyed the Lord, and became subject to the eternal death of Satan. God Almighty 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, Eternal Life (Lk 7:11-15). Part of the error why man today is so out of touch with the reality of the Word of God, is that he has been indoctrinated with error and bigotry. Jesus said: “Many false prophets shall rise and shall seduce many” (Mt 24:11), and so it has happened today, the false prophets in Protestantism, Romanism, and all the so very many thousands of ‘christian’ churches – some maintain that there are 30,000 protestant religions. Beware! See where you (XYZ) stand! I have traveled in over 100 countries of the world. I do not have a permanent home. I was born in Ireland, and since the Lord called me out into the Mojave Desert in California in the 1980’s to be instructed by Him, I have not had a place to lay my head. Today I am in …, awaiting His next instruction. I go when and where I am sent by Jesus. I have observed with interest what Jesus said: “But yet the Son of man, when He comes, shall He find, think you, faith on earth?” (Lk 18:8). I have been on my knees beseeching Jesus where is this faith to be found? I have been asking Him: “Where are the 144,000 who follow the Lamb?’ I have understood the meaning of that number and why He said: “And I beheld: and lo a Lamb stood upon Mount Sion, and with Him an hundred forty-four thousand, having His Name and the Name of His Father written on their foreheads….These are they who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These follow the Lamb whithersoever He goes. These were purchased from among men, the firstfruits to God and to the Lamb” (Apoc 14:1,4). You quote: “Acts 7:48 – However, the Most High does not live in houses made by men. As the prophet says Acts 17:24 – God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.” I would draw your attention to what Saint Paul says: “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, and after this the judgment, so also Christ was offered once to exhaust the sins of many, the second time He shall appear without sin in them that expect Him unto salvation” (Hb 9:27,28). He says in another place: “Seeing it is a just thing with God to repay tribulation to them that trouble you, and to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Heaven with the angels of His power, in a flame of fire, giving vengeance to them who know not God and who obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Who shall suffer eternal punishment in destruction, from the face of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He shall come to be GLORIFIED IN HIS SAINTS and to be made WONDERFUL IN ALL THEM who have believed, because our testimony was believed upon you in that day. Wherefore also we pray always for you that our God would make you worthy of His vocation and fulfil all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith in power, that the Name of our Lord Jesus may be GLORIFIED IN YOU, and YOU IN HIM, according to the grace of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ” (2Th 1:6-12). In order to understand this re-examine the Third and Fourth Sacraments above. This kind of teaching is not uncommon in the Old Testament: “Give ye glory to God for Israel, His magnificence, and His power is in the clouds. God is wonderful in His saints, the God of Israel is He who will give power and strength to His people. Blessed be God” (Ps 67:35,36). (This would be Ps 68 in a protestant bible). All of christendom have turned away from the truth and reality of how God comes IN His people. Where are the 144,000? If you re-enter my website, you should read the very first page, and then go to the downloads, and read “The Reign of Christ in His Second Coming.” You say: “I appreciate your time and I thank God for the time He has allowed. I pray in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that our Father God YHWH illuminates our path and that neither of us be deceived by spirits of slumber, deception, or pride. God bless us all Aquinas.” I thank you for your time (XYZ) , and I hope that in humility of spirit your questions have been answered, and perhaps an enlightenment as been given to you, so that you can pursue the holiness of truth, in the perfection of our Heavenly Father! I take from the language you use that you are probably an American, and most probably from the USA. You have a great diversity of religions there, and as I have traveled to all of the 50 states, as well as most of the provinces of Canada, I sympathize with you to an extent because ‘churches’ open up with such frequency that it is scary. Your televangelists are a nightmare, and the Roman church is a disgrace for their departure from the fulness of the truth of the Seven Sacraments, and from following the protest-ant errors and their cults. If you want to be serious about saving your soul, ask why Jesus said that only a few would enter by the narrow gate. Ask yourself why only 144,000 before the Great Tribulation? Ask yourself, if there is a possibility that you, yes you, could even be wrong? In confidence in Jesus, in the certitude of His calling, in the perfection of His anointing, I send you blessings in abundance. Father Aquinas.

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.

The Second Advent – Part 2

In the joy and power of the Holy Ghost, we leave the comfort of our complacency and enter into the Second Advent. As the First Advent of the arrival of the Divinity of God in the Person of Jesus Christ in the womb of Mary is fulfilled, then too in the Second Advent, the Divinity of God in the Second Person of the Holy Trinity, that is Christ, comes into the person of man, uniting the Divinity of God with the humanity of man, through the power of the Holy Ghost, in Holy Eucharist.

The requirement for partaking in the Second Advent is the belief and practice of the Seven Sacraments of the Church.

Like the First Advent, the Second Advent arrives in quietness and hiddenness, for “The Kingdom of God comes not with observation” (Lk 17:20). The completion of the Second Advent in individuals is being ‘Born Again’ and this ‘born again’ person is the new creationEucharistic man.

Jesus Eucharist is the Tree of Life (Apoc 2:7). He is the Way, and the Truth, and the Life, and no man comes to the Father, but by Him (Jn 14:6). The ‘Tree of Life’ is protected from the very beginning, and we see that the Lord God “placed before the Paradise of Pleasure, Cherubims, and a flaming sword, turning every way, to keep the way of the Tree of Life” (Gn 3:24).

Jesus gave His life for our salvation on the tree of the Cross, telling us that: “He that eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood has everlasting life, and I will raise him up in the last day…He that eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood abides in Me, and I in him” (Jn 6:55,57).

Jesus gave us His Word as to His Flesh and Blood. He gave us His Word that He is the Tree and we the branches, saying: “I am the Vine, you the branches. He that abides in Me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for without Me you can do nothing” ( Jn 15:5).

The Seven Sacraments protect the way to the Tree of Life. It is only through the Seven Sacraments that one can receive Jesus in Holy Communion, and thus come into Eucharistic union in Him being born again – perfect man – Eucharistic man.

Eucharistic man is the new Israel, that is, the people of God.

The Rapture

There is a false doctrine being preached by Protestants that the ‘saints’ who are living on the earth will be taken up to Heaven (‘raptured’) while the Great Tribulation is happening and the wicked will be severely punished. They say that the ‘just’ shall be moved out of the earth during this time. Those who proclaim such nonsense do not know Holy Scripture. Some try to cover their error by saying that this ‘rapture’ will happen ‘pre-tribulation’, some say ‘mid-trib’ and others ‘post-trib’.

Scripture is very clear: “The just shall never be moved, but the wicked shall not dwell on the earth” (Pr 10:30). How is it possible that the ‘rapture’ artists disregard what is written in the Bible? How can they contradict holy writ and say they know the scriptures? They have false bibles including the King James Version which contains doctrinal errors and is missing 7 books, plus 4 chapters, plus 65 verses. I encourage all to read only the Douay Rheims Bible of the Catholic Church.

In the following verses notice that Jesus says that the wicked will be rounded up first and cast into hell: ‘Gather up first the cockle and bind it into bundles to burn…So shall it be at the end of the world. The angels shall go out, and shall separate the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire…So shall it be at the end of the world. The angels shall go out, and shall separate the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire’

Jesus said: “The Kingdom of Heaven is likened to a man that sowed good seed in his field, but while men were asleep, his enemy came and oversowed cockle among the wheat and went his way. And when the blade was sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then appeared also the cockle. And the servants of the good man of the house coming said to him. Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field, whence then has it cockle? And he said to them: An enemy has done this. And the servants said to him: Will you that we go and gather it up? And he said: No, lest perhaps gathering up the cockle, you root up the wheat also together with it. Suffer both to grow until the harvest, and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers: Gather up first the cockle, and bind it into bundles to burn, but the wheat gather ye into my barn.”

Then having sent away the multitudes, He came into the house, and His disciples came to Him, saying: Expound to us the parable of the cockle of the field. Who made answer and said to them: He that sows the good seed is the Son of man, and the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the Kingdom, and the cockle are the children of the wicked one. And the enemy that sowed them, is the devil. But the harvest is the end of the world. And the reapers are the angels. Even as cockle therefore is gathered up, and burnt with fire, so shall it be at the end of the world. The Son of man shall send His angels, and they shall gather out of His Kingdom all scandals, and them that work iniquity, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the just shine as the sun, in the Kingdom of their Father. He that has ears to hear, let him hear.”

“Again the Kingdom of Heaven is like to a net cast into the sea, and gathering together of all kinds of fishes. Which, when it was filled, they drew out, and sitting by the shore, they chose out the good into vessels, but the bad they cast forth. So shall it be at the end of the world. The angels shall go out, and shall separate the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Mt 13:24-30; 36-43; 47-50).

God orders the destruction of the wicked people and it is they who are removed out of the earth: “I saw: and behold a white cloud and upon the cloud one sitting like to the Son of man, having on his head a crown of gold and in his hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat upon the cloud: Thrust in your sickle and reap, because the hour is come to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust his sickle into the earth, and the earth was reaped. (Apoc 14:14-16). I deal more fully with this point in the book entitled ‘’Understanding the Apocalypse.’

It is God’s people, that is the ‘just’ who shall remain on the earth in total victory: “The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds. They shall judge nations, and rule over people, and their Lord shall reign for ever” (Ws 3:7,8). The wicked and evil governments of the world are judged by the ‘just’ as it is written: “Know you not that we shall judge angels? How much more things of this world?” (1Co 6:3).

We will have Heavenly help in this the battle of the ages: “At that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who stands for the children of your people: and a time shall come, such as never was from the time that nations began, even until that time. And at that time shall your people be saved, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always. But they that are learned, shall shine as the brightness of the firmament: and they that instruct many to justice, as stars for all eternity” (Dn 12:1-3).

The verses which the Protestants take for the ‘rapture’ are these: “And we will not have you ignorant brethren, concerning them that are asleep, that you be not sorrowful, even as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them who have slept through Jesus, will God bring with Him. For this we say unto you in the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who remain unto the coming of the Lord, shall not prevent them who have slept. For the Lord Himself shall come down from Heaven with commandment and with the voice of an archangel and with the trumpet of God: and the dead who are in Christ shall rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air, and so shall we be always with the Lord” (1Th 4:12-17).

When it is said: ‘shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air…’ these are the words which the Protestants use for their ‘rapture’ theory. However since the Protestants do not have Holy Eucharist, that is they do not have Holy Communion of the Body and Blood of Christ, they cannot understand ‘in the clouds…into the air.’ It is only through the valid priests of the ‘Chaste Virgin’ Catholic Church (2Co 11:2), that the bread and wine can be consecrated into the Body and Blood of Christ. The Protestants, Orthodox and Coptic churches are in denial of some of Christ’s commandments. Since it is only in Holy Eucharist that Jesus comes to live Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity in the worthy recipient, that the Divinity of God unites in the humanity of man, and that soul is the new creature, the new creation of Almighty God. This ‘new man, new creature, new creation’ grows up in all things in Christ Jesus, Who is the Head (Ep 4:15), and walk in newness of life, in the likeness of the Resurrection of Christ (Rm 6:4,5), becoming ‘perfect man,’ unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ (Ep 4:13). It is in this unity of Divinity and humanity in the new man – Eucharistic man, that ‘we shall be taken up together with them in the clouds to meet Christ, into the air’ because Eucharistic man is in the likeness of the Resurrection and power of Christ, and has the gift of bi-location and more. Jesus said: “Amen, amen, I say to you, he that believes in Me, the works that I do, he also shall do, and greater than these shall he do” (Jn 14:12). The ‘greater’ works include bi and trans-location, as well as putting death (that is the devil) into hell for all eternity. Since the Protestants do not believe in Jesus Eucharist, and also join the Orthodox and Coptic churches in denying the primacy of Peter and his successors, they cannot enter into the ‘narrow gate’ (Lk 13:24). When the early popes declared that there is no salvation outside the Catholic Church, they were truly saying that there is no salvation outside of Holy Eucharist.

I urge all to disregard the ‘rapture’ artists and their false teachings: “Account the longsuffering of our Lord, salvation: as also our most dear brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, has written to you: as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are certain things hard to be understood, which the unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction. You therefore, brethren, knowing these things before, take heed, lest being led aside by the error of the unwise, you fall from your own steadfastness” (2P 3:15-17). The rapture artists are ‘the unlearned and unstable, wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, to their own destruction,’ and come up with errors and contradictions to Holy Scripture. I further urge all to come to the truth of the Chaste Virgin Eucharistic and Catholic Church.