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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Scripture Versus Tradition

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The Roman Catholic Church has always been identified with Christianity because it upholds four fundamentals of the Christian faith:

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The deity of Christ

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The Triune God

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The virgin birth, and

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The bodily resurrection and return of Christ to the earth.

However, Catholic teaching opposes the doctrine that is most essential to the Christian faith Ė the doctrine of justification by faith alone.

The Vatican not only denies this doctrine, but also condemns anyone who believes it. Other Catholic doctrines deny that Christís work of redemption is finished and that His atonement is sufficient. For this reason ROMAN CATHOLICISM MUST IDENTIFIED AS AN APOSTATE CHURCH AND CATHOLICS NEED TO BE EVANGELIZED.

In spite of this there are some Catholics who do not adhere to all the teachings of their church and have had a genuine born-again experience. Still, with over one billion Catholics in the world and a growing ecumenical movement to unite all religions under the power and influence of the pope, the truth about Roman Catholicism must be told.

The Gospel of Grace Reveals:

The Gospel of Roman Catholicism Reveals:

Jesus Christ, His life, death and resurrection

(1 Corinthians 15:1-4)

A religious system of sacraments, indulgences, purgatory, and prayers for the dead (1032;1471-79, 1498)*

Salvation isÖ.

Only through Christ (Acts 4:12)

A gift of Godís grace (Ephesians 2:8,9)

Attained by Christ (Romans 5:9)

At the moment a sinner believes the gospel (Ephesians 1:13,14)

Secured by God (John 10:27)

Salvation isÖ

Through the Roman Catholic Church (846)

Merited by doing good works (1815,1821,2010,2027)

By faith plus the law, sacraments, and good works (1129,1131)

Attained by man (2010,2027)

A process from baptism through purgatory (161-2,1254-55)

Never assured in this life (1036,2005)

Sins are expiated by Christís blood (Romans 3:25)

Sins are expiated by suffering in purgatory (1030-31)

Salvation glorifies God alone (Ephesians 1)

Mary and all the saints are also glorified (1476-77)

The work of salvation is finished (John 19:30)

This work continues with daily sacrifices (611,1405)

the Holy Bible scriptures

* Catechism of the Catholic Church, San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1994.

A Word About the Motivation of Catholics

It is important to realize that most of the clergy and lay people that teach Roman Catholic doctrine are not deceiving people with malicious intent. They are simply passing on what has been passed on to them, sincerely believing that they have the truth. Catholics must believe all dogmas of their church or be anathema (eternally cursed).

Prayer, love, compassion, and understanding are needed along with the power of the Word of God to penetrate their hearts. Patience is needed to untangle Roman Catholics from the dogmatic web in which they are held captive.

(Colossians 2:8 KJV) Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

When witnessing to Roman Catholics, remember to:

  1. Pray before, during, and after (Colossians 4:2-6).

  2. Establish agreement on truth (John 14:6; 17:3.17).

  3. Stay focused on the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4).

  4. Establish the relationship between the Scripture and tradition (Mark 7:7-13, Psalm 119, 2 Timothy 3:15,16).

  5. Establish the relationship between the teachings of men and the Word of God (Acts17:11, 1 John 2:27).

  6. Persuade them to repent of their dead works and turn to Christ alone in faith alone (Hebrews 6:1).

  7. Make disciples of them by inviting them to a Scripture study (Matthew 28:18-20).

Most of the information above was taken from a tract by, Mike Grendon, a former devout Roman Catholic for 37 years and a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Our Ministry View:

IS ROMAN CATHOLICISM CHRISTIANITY?

We are often confronted with the following question and we have done extensive research to provide you with a fair and Biblical answer to the question. We realize when we deal with such topics there might be some who are offended by our views. As we near the return of Christ we are compelled to clearly and boldly point people to Jesus Christ and the Bible as the only way of salvation and spiritual truth.

There are 945 million Roman Catholics in the world. We are concerned about their souls.

THE SCRIPTURE TELLS US THAT IT IS A WISE PERSON WHO TRIES TO WIN THE SOUL OF HIS FELLOW MAN FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

(Proverbs 11:30 KJV) The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

We reflect on this Scriptures as we sincerely strive to approach the subject of Roman Catholicism. If Catholics are saved by following the teachings and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, we should leave them alone. If that is not the outcome, we have an obligation to witness to them for the sake of their eternal soul.

The concern for souls should be our only reason for studying the Roman Catholics; not to win arguments or debates, but to give us knowledge to help deliver them from deception.

We should always examine our attitudes and motives when we deal with this subject or any other to make sure that love for the soul dictates how we deal with those concerned.

(2 Timothy 2:23-26 KJV) But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. {24} And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, {25} In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; {26} And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

The subject of Roman Catholicism is a volatile subject and no matter how gently one deals with the issue, you are guaranteed to make a few people mad. The following statement made in 1917 accurately accesses the situation.

"I am aware that, if I undertake to prove that Romanism is not Christianity, I must expect to be called, 'bigoted, harsh, uncharitable.' Nevertheless I am not daunted; for I believe that on a right understanding of this subject depends the salvation of millions." (p. 288 THE FUNDAMENTALS Volume III, Reprinted 1993 by Baker Books.)

The speaker was T. W. Medhurst, of Glasgow, Scotland. It was a true statement in 1917 and also today. It came from an article entitled, IS ROMANISM CHRISTIANITY? that appeared in a four volume set of books called, THE FUNDAMENTALS, a series of articles by ministers that sought to address and defend the basic Christian truths that are the most precious to us.

At that time in history they saw the demonic floodgate of liberalism opened and were wise enough to know that the war for the truth of the gospel was happening. This work was headed up by R. A. Torrey and its purpose was to put into the hands of ministers and laymen the information they needed to defend the gospel.

These men felt the need to 'draw a line in the sand' on the issue of the Roman Catholics and let the world know that it was not Christianity. In their day the Roman Catholics were considered by some as another form of Christianity. Medhurst said:

One reason why Popery has of late gained so much power in Great Britain and Ireland, and is gaining power still, is that many Protestants look on it now as a form of true Christianity; and think that, on that account, notwithstanding tenderly. (p. .288, THE FUNDAMENTALS)

The problem that these men saw in 1917 has been compounded many times over through the years up to now. The shepherds of the flock of God have allowed Satan to kick the sands of confusion of the clear insight that these men shared with the body of Christ. More than ever before people today accept the Roman Catholics as another form of Christianity, and more than ever before people who claim that Catholicism is not Christianity are persecuted and ridiculed as hateful and divisive.

The Bible says that everyone who lives for Jesus will be persecuted.

(2 Timothy 3:12 KJV) Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

The Bible also says that this persecution will be a great blessing for us.

(Matthew 5:10-12 KJV) Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. {11} Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. {12} Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

WHY ARE SO FEW CHRISTIANS PERSECUTED IN AMERICA TODAY?

The answer is simple: they are not witnessing for Jesus and standing up for the truth of the gospel. We need to determine if the words of Medhurst are true. Does the salvation of millions of souls depend on us sharing the true gospel with our Roman Catholic friends? Was John Wesley correct when he taught that no Roman Catholic could be saved by believing what their church taught?

But I pity them much; having the same assurance, that Jesus is the Christ, and that no Romanist can expect to be saved, according to the terms of his covenant. (p. 220, Volume One, WESLEY'S WORKS, Baker Book House.)

We need to pay close attention to Paul's words to the church in Galatia.

(Galatians 1:6-9 KJV) I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: {7} Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. {8} But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. {9} As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

IN THE PASSAGE ABOVE PAUL PLACES THOSE WHO PREACH ANOTHER GOSPEL UNDER THE CURSE OF GOD.

 He repeats this fact twice to give it special emphasis. We should think long and hard about what it means to be accursed by God. Some comments on this passage from scholars will be helpful. J. B. Lightfoot comments:

This word is used in the Old Testament of a person or thing set apart and devoted to destruction, because hateful to God. Hence in a spiritual application it denotes the state of one who is alienated from god by sin. (J. B. Lightfoot's Commentary on the Epistles of St. Paul, Hendrickson Publishers)

R. C. H. Lenski spoke about being accursed:

As the apostle and representative of Christ and the Father Paul pronounces the verdict; 'Let him be anathema!' He repeats the verdict of Jesus himself, uttered against the Pharisees in Matthew 23:13-39. Anyone who promulgates a different and contrary gospel is eo ipso "accursed", not because we say it so, but because Christ has said so, we only repeating his judgement. (p. 41 The Interpretation of Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, R. C. H. Lenski, Lutheran Book Concern)

THIS PASSAGE AND THESE COMMENTS MAKE IT CLEAR THAT TO PREACH ANOTHER GOSPEL IS TO BE TOTALLY CUT OFF FROM CHRIST AND TO BE SET APART FOR TOTAL DESTRUCTION BY GOD. WE NEED TO REALIZE HOW SERIOUS AND REAL THIS IS.

We now need to determine: Do the Roman Catholics preach a false gospel? The Bible says that the true gospel is salvation by grace through faith alone.

(Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV) For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: {9} Not of works, lest any man should boast.

IT IS ONLY NECESSARY TO READ TWO SENTENCES FROM THE NEW CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TO DETERMINE THE TRUTH THAT THE ROMAN CATHOLICS TEACH A FALSE GOSPEL!

Justification is conferred in Baptism, the sacrament of faith. It conforms us to the righteousness of god, who makes us inwardly just by the power of his mercy. (p. 482, CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, The Liturgical Press.

When the Catholic Church teaches that justification is conferred in Baptism, they do so in direct opposition to the word of God, which teaches that we are justified by grace through faith alone.

(Titus 3:7 KJV) That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

(Romans 3:24 KJV) Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

(Romans 5:1 KJV) Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:

(Romans 4:16 KJV) Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all,

The Bible clearly teaches that human words can play no part in our justification.

(Galatians 2:16 KJV) Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

(Romans 3:28 KJV) Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

(Romans 4:4-5 KJV) Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. {5} But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

The Catholic Church does teach the importance of faith for salvation, but they say that faith alone is not enough for justification. The Catholic position on justification could fairly be described as: Justification = Faith + Works

The Bible states plainly that if you are trying to be saved by 'faith plus works' the true gospel of justification by grace through faith alone is cancelled out and made void.

(Romans 11:6 KJV) And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

(Galatians 2:21 KJV) I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

(Galatians 3:10-11 KJV) For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. {11} But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

(Galatians 5:4 KJV) Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.

Not only does the Catholic teaching proclaim salvation and justification by faith plus works but they also place those who teach salvation by grace through faith alone under the papal anathema. This word 'anathema' is the same word used in the Galatians 1:6-9 passage (previously quoted) in which the explanation of the word meant to be 'cut off' or 'accursed'. The Roman Catholic Church says because we teach justification by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone we are to be 'anathema'.

The Council of Trent made this clear:

If anyone says that the faith which justifies is nothing else but trust in the divine mercy, which pardons sin because of Christ; or that it is that trust alone by which we are justified: let him be anathema. (quote from Council of Trent, p. 47, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ROME, Harvest House Publishers.)

FROM EVEN A VERY BRIEF STUDY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLICS WE ARE FORCED TO MAKE SOME SERIOUS CONCLUSIONS.

1. The Roman Catholics teach and preach a different gospel than the true gospel of justification by grace through faith alone.

2. This proves the Roman Catholic Church a false religion and not true Christianity.

3. This places the Roman Catholic Church under the curse of God according to Galatians 1:8-9, cuts them off from Christ and places them under the judgment of God.

4.  If Christians take the great commission seriously they will prepare themselves by study and prayer to share the gospel with our Roman Catholic friends.

We hope this has informed you of some very important issues concerning the differences between the Roman Catholic Church and true Christianity.

Your Servants in Jesus, David and Donna Carrico

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REVELATION OF FALSE COMMUNION

THE ACT OF WORSHIP AND INITIATION OF THE "ONE WORLD RELIGION"

SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL AND BLOOD OF THE BEAST

Revelation given to Donna Carrico June 11, 2001

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After coming home from a Larry Norman concert, I (Donna Carrico) was wide awake and decided to get my e-mail. Someone had sent me an e-mail and I accidentally deleted it. I began to be troubled in my spirit and realized that it was probably very important and tried to restore it to no avail. So then I began to search the Internet and after doing some research about Eucharistic miracles and then reading lots of scriptures, the Lord revealed to me something very important. I am not the Bible Scholar that David is, but I was sure that this was from the Lord and that I had to tell people about it.

In order to tell people about the revelation I first had to understand it myself. I have been amazed how God has opened my eyes to Scriptures that have helped me to comprehend the revelation. I prayed for the Lord to show me that my conclusions were wrong by the Scriptures. That is the way you should test any Word or Revelation from God. If it does not line up with Scripture, then it is not right!

I believe the Lord revealed to me the Act of worship or initiation that will be the uniting factor for the One World Religion, if possible deceiving even the very elect. A person could be stamped or micro chipped without permission, but in order to show your allegiance to the New One World religion, a person must take part in an act of worship to show their allegiance.

I believe the Lord revealed to me that the Act of worship will be a False Communion or Eucharist / Spirit of Jezebel and Blood of the Beast. (See Cassettes PT - 7)

Some of you may be saying, "No Way!", a Christian will not be deceived by such a thing. But, Think about it. What could be a more natural thing for a Christian to partake in than communion? If you will hang in there with us, we will show you through Scripture that we have good reason to believe that this is indeed what the Lord has revealed to me.

(Mat 24:24 KJV) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

After much prayer and study we have come to the conclusion that this False Communion or Eucharist will also be a part of Goddess worship. If Satan can come as an angel of light, then he can come in the image or form of a woman. Goddess worship is a part of many New Age religions, the Muslims, and many other cults, such as Witchcraft. Of course the first religion that we think of is the Catholics who revere Mary. Even Jan and Paul Crouch on TBN have claimed to have visions of the virgin Mary. Even the familiar Baphomet drawn by the famous Freemason Eliphas Levi has both male and female characteristics.

Goddess worship or some kind of image worship will also be a unifying factor of the One World Religion.

If we truly believe that the False Prophet will be the Pope or the head of the most powerful religious group on the earth during the tribulation times, then it would only stand to reason that the installation of Goddess worship would be the most logical conclusion.

Following this line of reasoning, we can see the importance of the Eucharist or communion in the Catholic beliefs. The main reason they meet together to have Mass or a Eucharist service.

In Paragraph 1382 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church we read: "The Mass is at the same time, and inseparably, the sacrificial memorial in which the sacrifice of the cross is perpetuated and the sacred banquet of communion with the Lordís body and blood. But the celebration of the Eucharist sacrifice is wholly directed toward the intimate union of the faithful with Christ through communion. To receive communion is to receive Christ himself who has offered himself for us."

That sounds reasonable unless you understand a Pope will be the False Prophet and he will work together with the Political leader to bring about The One World Religion and the New World Order.

Will the False Prophet/ Pope help followers of the One world religion have "intimate union" with the Anti-christ and not the real Christ?

The False Prophet will cause the earth and those which dwell in it to worship the Political leader whose deadly wound was healed.

Revelation 13:12 {12} And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

[He, the False Prophet beast #2 exerciseth all the Power of first beast / political beast #1 - Causeth earth? and them which dwell there to worship political beast #1 whose deadly wound (Rome?) was healed.]

In Paragraph 1322, the Catechism states that the "holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation."

Remember what David said earlier about how there will be a re-institution of the communion of the mystery religions.

Another thing you may have heard about is the Eucharistic miracles. There are many places where the Eucharistic Host is allegedly turning into either blood or flesh and Catholics are eating it. There is an example of this allegation on the Internet with pictures of a lady actually eating the bloody host saying "Oh, how sweet Jesus is."

I posted a link and a picture so you can see it for yourself at the end of this prophecy and on the Cassettes Page.

When you consider the key words we have mentioned such as, sacrifice, initiation, banquet or communion service, blood, wine, bread, etc., We should really take a closer examination of what they really mean to us.

In researching the various cults, we have seen how each one of those words or acts of worship are instituted in their rituals and beliefs. All of those key words are involved in what the Lord revealed to me concerning the act of worship that will be the uniting factor of the One World Religion.

Goddess worship has been going on for a long time.

(Jer 7:17-18 KJV) Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? {18} The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

In order to understand how this could happen we first must understand the importance of the blood.

>First blood shed was of the animal used to cover Adam and Eve after the fall - Gen. 3:21

Second Blood shed - Cain killed Abel - Gen. 4:10

In Genesis 9:4-5 we can read how Noah was commanded not to eat blood and how our blood is so precious that God will hold animals responsible that shed our blood.

(Genesis 9:4-5 KJV) But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. {51 And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every manís brother will I require the life of man.

>blood sprinkled on altar - not brought into holy place

All through Leviticus we read about the importance of the blood.

>life of flesh is in the blood - Children of Israel commanded not to eat blood

(Leviticus 17:10-14 KJV) And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off from among his people. {11} For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. {12} Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. {13} And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust. {14) For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof. therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.

Did you hear verse 11? Let me repeat

>life is in the blood

(Leviticus 17:11 KJV) For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

Even in the New Testament when there was controversy, they were told to refrain from drinking blood.

(Acts 21:25 KJV) As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have written and concluded that they observe no such thing, save only that they keep themselves from things offered to idols, and from blood, and from strangled, and from fornication.

>blood of new testament

(John 6:53-56 KJV) Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto

you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. {54} Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. {55{ For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. {56} He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

>Jesus blood of new covenant

(Matthew 26:28-29 KJV) For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. {29} But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Fatherís kingdom.

Notice that Jesus himself called the drink "fruit of the vine." That proves it was symbolic of his blood, not real blood as some Catholics want us to believe. "Transubstantiation" is what they call it. The belief that the host turns into real flesh and the wine into real blood. More confirmation about this at the end of this prophecy.

(Rom 5:9 KJV) Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

In this verse alone we can see the importance of Jesus blood saving us from the end-time judgement and pouring out of Godís wrath on the ungodly.

>We are warned to be careful what cup we drink.

(1 Cor 10:13-21 KJV) There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. {14} Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry. {15} I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say. {16} The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? {17} For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. {18} Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? {19} What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing? {20} But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. {21} Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lordís table, and of the table of devils.

In this verse we see the importance of Jesusí blood and not the blood of any other. Any other blood offered to any other thing would be idotatrous.

(1 Cor 11:25-31 KJV) After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. {26} For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lordís death till he come. {27} Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. {28} But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. {29} For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lordís body. {30} For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. {31} For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

Again we see the importance of drinking from the right source. If we drink from the wrong cup, we will be damned. Notice it says that we must be sure it is the Lordís cup!

(Heb 13:20-21 KJV) Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, {21} Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Notice Jesusís blood was an everlasting covenant, still in effect today.

(Rev 5:9 KJV) And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Once again, we have been redeemed by Jesus blood.

Some more thoughts about the importance of blood

>Ultimate betrayal - Judas betrays Jesus with the bread and blood

(Matthew 26:23-25 KJV) And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. {24} The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. {25} Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.

>blood was and will be used as a judgment. Many accounts of water turning to blood, etc.

(Isaiah 49:24-26 KJV) Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered? {25} But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children. {26} And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

In the next scripture it is very interesting that it shows that a FALSE blood was given to drink to the ones who killed the saints and prophets! Could this be the FALSE COMMUNION that the Lord has revealed to me??

(Rev 16:5-6 KJV) And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. {6} For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

>people drunk with wine [blood] of whore -Come Out!

(Revelation 17:2 KJV) With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

(Revelation 18:3-4 KJV) For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. {4} And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

In Revelation 13 we read how the first beast or political leader will require a mark in order to buy or sell without his mark in their right hand or in their foreheads. You have to have the mark, or the name of the beast or the Number of his name. The False Prophet will lift the Political leader or the first beast up and cause all to worship the political leaderís image.

(Rev 13:13-18 KJV) And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, {14} And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. {15} And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. {16} And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: {17} And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. {18} Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

The word "mark" in Rev. 13:7 in the Greek (5480) means: charagma, kharí-ag-mah; from the same as G5482; a scratch or etching, i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue):--graven, mark.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:

    

Colossus Statue         Statue of Liberty                Twin Towers before 9/11

This could mean that the actual "mark" could be a graven image of a sculptured figure or possibly the goddess figure or whatever gender that will be used by the False Prophet to lift up the Political leader. It could even be the statue of Liberty? Many do not know that the Statue of Liberty was a gift to the United States by the French Freemasons and it is modeled after the great Colossus statue at the entrance of the harbor of the Mediterranean island of Rhodes in Greece.

More about the Statue of Liberty: 

http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/The-Statue-of-Liberty-20130429

http://www.history.com/topics/statue-of-liberty

Written by Emma Lazarus in 1883 as part of a literary campaign to raise funds for the completion of the Statueís pedestal. Not much attention was paid to Emmaís sonnet until the tide of immigration surged at the turn of the century. "The New Colossus" soon became directly associated with the universal symbolism for freedom that the Statue of Liberty possessed. Giving millions of immigrants the hope for a better future in a land where they would be welcomed by a goddess (statue) of liberty, the Plaque forged in bronze, was created in 1903 and placed on the inside of the Statueís pedestal. It is currently housed on display in the Statue of Liberty museum where it has been since 1986.

"The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Written by Emma Lazarus in 1883

http://21stcenturycicero.wordpress.com/american-icons/the-statue-of-liberty-a-masonic-goddess-from-top-to-bottom/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty

In the next passage we read something very interesting. In the Bible we often see parallel meanings in verses. There is often a actual event, a symbolic meaning, and also a future meaning. In the passage below, it is speaking of the city of Babylon which describes the City of New York perfectly.

(Rev 18:23 KJV) And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

I believe the "candle" is the torch in the Statue of Liberty.

Just a couple of weeks ago we got a news article telling of the terrorist threat to the Statue of Liberty.  We will post it as soon as we can.  This happened a long time after I had this revelation.

Whatever the "mark" will be, a person will have to perform an act of worship to receive it. You could be tattooed or stamped or implanted with chips without your permission, but to actually be a part of the One World Religion, you must willingly pledge your trust in that system by actually worshiping the false system.

NOW, BACK TO OUR SUBJECT ABOUT THE FALSE COMMUNION.

(Rev 16:13-14 KJV) And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. {14} For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

In Rev 13:12 we read how the second beast or the false prophet will lift up the political leader and cause people to worship the political leader.

{12} And he [False Prophet beast #2] exerciseth all the power of the first beast [political beast #1] before him [False Prophet beast #2], and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast,[political beast #1] whose deadly wound was healed.

In verse 14 The False Prophet deceives people by his miracles and tells them to make and image to the beast.

{14} And [False Prophet beast #2] deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he [False Prophet beast #2] had power to do in the sight of the beast;[political beast #1] saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast,[political beast #1] which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

We do not know for sure what that image is, but we see in Revelation 13:12 there must be and act of worship toward the first beast or the political leader.

In verse 15 We read how the False prophet has the power to give life to the image.

{15} And he [False Prophet beast #2] had power to give life unto the image of the beast,[political beast #1] that the image of the beast [political beast #1] should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast [political beast #1] should be killed.

Many New Age religions teach their members to channel or imagine in their minds that they have special place or room and they can see and communicate with their spirit guides in this room or special place in their minds. Even the secret society of Freemasonry teach the goal of erecting a temple. Those special places are not the same as the temple mentioned in our Holy Bible but they are imitations.

Many people are looking for a literal temple to be restored on the Temple mount in Jerusalem. That may happen, but did you ever consider the possibility that the Temple may be the one inside of you?

(John 2:19-20 KJV) Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. {20} Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days?

(2 Cor 6:16 KJV) And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

It could be possible that the False Prophet will have the followers visualize the Political leader as a spirit guide that will come alive in their minds. Partaking in a false communion could cause this to take place.

The Eucharistic false miracles will be the factor that will cause masses of people to be deceived.

What if the Pope was trying to prove that his Eucharistic miracle was the truth to a Muslim and offered him the Eucharistic wafer and it turned into blood in the Muslimís mouth. Donít you think that would be a factor that might cause the unbeliever to become a believer that the Catholic Pope had something special that was real??

Catholics everywhere call Mary the Queen of Heaven along with many other titles such as the Mother of the Eucharist. They call her that because she is the mother of Jesus who they say is the Eucharist. They have given her the same power as Jesus to save and redeem a person. Here is just a couple of quotes from Catholic sources:

"Then listen well, you Christians; the Mother of Jesus Christ is all-powerful and she can save her servants from falling into hell. She is the Sun which destroys the darkness of our wiles and subtlety." (St. Louis DeMontfort, THE SECRET OF THE ROSARY, 1973 Montfort Publications, Bay Shore, N.Y. 11706, P. 78)

"Mary now reigns in heaven together with her Son, as Queen. Jesus is King by nature (as the Son of God) and by his merit. Through and with him, but subordinate to him, Mary is Queen by divine relationship (as Mother of God) and through her merits. Her kingdom is as extensive as that of her son, since nothing escapes her authority" (Pius XII) Since her assumption into heaven, Mary has been elevated to the position of treasurer and dispenser of all graces for Christís Kingdom on earth. She has a sovereign influence upon everything that happens on earth. In heaven she is Queen of the angels and saints, who honor her as the Mother of God...Just as Christ sits at the right hand of the Father, his Mother sits at the right hand of her Son." (Matthias Premm, DOGMATIC THEOLOGY FOR THE LAITY, 1967 Society of St. Paul)

When you read the passages above and the verse below, it is easy how a person could come to the conclusion that the Queen in Revelation has the same qualities as the Catholic version of Mary as queen.

(Revelation 18:7 KJV) How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.

>>> A few days after the Lord revealed the False Communion worship to me, we watched a video that had been sent to us to review. The following was a quote towards the end of the video. Needless to say, I was shocked, but it confirms what I felt the Lord has shown me.

This video was about Visions of Mary. Here is what one of the apparitions of Mary allegedly said:

"Speak about the Mother of the Eucharist because the Mother of the Eucharist closes History. All the messages come from God and everywhere that I am appearing I am speaking about the same things because through the triumph of the Eucharist, the Mother wants all the churches to be re-united, so that there will be only one church for all the people."

(MESSAGES FROM HEAVEN, 2000 Eternal Productions, ISBN 1-57341-119-1, VCR, American Portrait Films, Inc. 1-800-736-4567)
    
Also available now, a New Book below with even more information about these Mary apparitions. Contact: Jim Tetlow, Eternal Publications, P. O. Box 324, Fairport, NY 14450 

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>Have you ever noticed the pearls on the statues and pictures of Mary often with a Cup in her hand, like the Eucharistic Mary pictures? It reminds me of the verse below. In this picture she is not dressed in purple and scarlet, but she does have the cup in her hand.

(Revelation 17:4-6 KJV) And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: {5} And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. {6} And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

I am grieved that so many people, especially Catholics, will be deceived by this end-time ACT OF WORSHIP AND INITIATION. Please pray for God to reveal the truth to them.

Image below is of Mary at her coronation as Queen of Heaven.

As with any prophesy and revelation you will need to pray for confirmation about what I have revealed to you. I have no doubt myself and I will stand in what the Lord has revealed to me.

CHRISTIANS WAKE UP !

AS YOU LOOK AT THESE PICTURES AND CHECK THE LINKS

ASK YOURSELF

"IS THIS OF GOD"?

This is the first image I found the night the Lord revealed the truth to me.

Marisa Rossi given a bloody host

"After having consumed the host, she muttered: "Jesus, you are sweet, you are very sweet", alluding to the blood that she was tasting in her mouth."

http://www.madredelleucaristia.it/eng/feb6.htm

I was shocked that it was on the Internet and I was not aware of it until the Lord chose to reveal the whole thing to me, confirming it by Scripture.

Since that time I found more below and I am sure I have not found all of them. On this site below, a statue of Jesus started dropping hosts from the wounds on his hands. You can read about it if you go to the site at the bottom (At the Vatican). http://www.angelfire.com/nv/sacred/eumi2.html

8th, 9th and 10th EUCHARISTICS MIRACLES Ė They happened in Naju, June 30, July 1st and 2nd, 1995. Thousands of pilgrims packed the Parochial Church, to commemorate the 10th Birthday of the shedding spill of tears of OUR LADYíS image.....The seer was seated in the back of the Church and she went last to take communion. In the instant of the communion, suddenly, the persons that was near Jķlia saw sharply that the Sacred Host on her tongue became a piece of flesh covered with The Blood of the LORD JESUS. Shocked and full of emotion, many people cried before the reality of seeing in front of them, the live Body of the actual GOD....

On the following day, July 2nd, the chosen ones took communion. As soon as she received the Sacred Sacrament the miracle repeated, the Host became flesh covered with Blood on her tongue. In fact nobody expected another miracle, remembering that, in less than 48 last hours one had happened at the Parochial Church. But in that way it was understood that our SACRED MOTHER was so anxious to restore a fervent Eucharistic devotion, that she sent another surprising sign.

12th EUCHARISTIC MIRACLE Ė It happened in The Vatican. On October 31, 1995, Jķlia in company with Monsignor Nam Ik Paik, Jķlio her husband, Rose her daughter and Raphael a seminarian, participated in a private Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II. There were also several authorities and people from France that were invited. During the Mass, the seer and her companions were authorized to sing hymns in Korean. In the moment of the communion when the Holy Father gave the Sacred Communion, another Eucharistic Miracle occurred, the Consecrated Particle in the seerís tongue became Body and Blood of the LORD. http://www.angelfire.com/sys/popup_source.shtml

MORE CONFIRMATION FOR ME and YOU?

After the Short Wave Radio program a gentleman called and asked me if I had ever read FOXEíS BOOK OF MARTYRS written by John Foxe. His researches into ecclesiastical writings, and those of the Fathers, and above all, his study of the Holy Scriptures, at length convinced him of the errors of the Romish Church.

You see many of the Catholic faith persecuted, tortured, and killed the Protestants because they would not believe that the host and wine of the Mass - Eucharist (Lordís supper or communion) was real flesh and real blood.

Although I had not read the whole book, I have quoted it from time to time. Yet, I did not know what it was all about. To my surprise, there are many many references to the Pope being the Anti-christ, and how so many people were tortured because they would not confess the belief of "transubstantiation". Here is only one such quote:

"While the faggots [wood pieces] were set about him, there came a priest and persuaded him to believe in the sacrament of the altar, and he would be saved. But Tankerfield cried, vehemently, "I defy the whore of Babylon! Fie on that abominable idol! Good people, do not believe him." And then the mayor of the town commanded fire to be set to the heretic, and said, if he had but one load of faggots in the world, he would give them to burn him. Amidst this confusion, there was a certain knight who went unto Tankerfield, and, taking him by the hand, said, "Good brother, be strong in Christ!" This he spake softly. And Tankerfield said, "Oh sir, I thank you; I thank God." Then fire was set unto him, and he desired the sheriff and all the people to pray for him; most of them did so. And so, embracing the fire, he called on the name of the Lord Jesus, and was quickly out of pain" (Foxes Book of Martyrs, 1979 Jove Publications, P. 314-315)

Inside the front cover we read,

"Time has failed to erase the courage and bravery, the terror and torment endured by early Protestant martyrs. Their stories continue to inspire and inform. Their faith has stood, and will forever stand, as a beacon to courageous action for the generations who follow."

I pray that I will also have the courage to take a stand for the truth of my Lord and when the time comes I can be such a martyr as those who have gone before me. In His service, Donna Carrico

Satanism in Catholic church? http://www.nytimes.com/2004/04/27/national/27PRIE.html?th

MORE QUOTES:

On May 25, 1995, the Pope released another encyclical: Ut Unum Sint, i.e. "That They May Be One." Again, John Paul reaffirmed that he wants total unity as a means to reaching full communion by the year 2000: 

"I myself intend to promote every suitable initiative aimed at making the witness of the entire Catholic community understood in its full purity and consistency, especially considering the engagement which awaits the Church at the threshold of the new Millennium. That will be an exceptional occasion, in view of which she asks the Lord to increase the unity of all Christians until they reach full communion. The present Encyclical Letter is meant as a contribution to this most noble goal. Essentially pastoral in character, it seeks to encourage the efforts of all who work for the cause of unity." 

Later in the encyclical, the Pope wrote that the Catholic Church's "missionary and ecumenical endeavors" are "to the world to announce and witness, to make present and spread the mystery of communion which is essential to her, and to gather all people and all things into Christ, so as to be for all an 'inseparable sacrament of unity.'"

What is he calling for by these words? Essentially, that all people become a corporate "living sacrament." Full communion, he says, is to be demonstrated in a visible unity of all churches under Rome which centers, as Hayford said, around the Eucharist. The Pope continued,

"From this basic but partial unity it is now necessary to advance towards the visible unity which is required and sufficient and which is manifested in a real and concrete way, so that the Churches may truly become a sign of that full communion in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church which will be expressed in the common celebration of the Eucharist."

Lastly, the Pope stated that this is God's plan:

"The Catholic Church, both in her praxis [customary practice and conduct] and in her solemn documents, holds that the communion of the particular Churches with the Church of Rome, and of their Bishops with the Bishop of Rome, is - in God's plan - an essential requisite of full and visible communion. Indeed full communion, of which the Eucharist is the highest sacramental manifestation, needs to be visibly expressed in a ministry in which all the Bishops recognize that they are united in Christ and all the faithful find confirmation for their faith."

Shortly after the November encyclical was released, David Crumm of the Detroit Free Press reported that the Pope's plan "calls for many phases of preparation for the Jubilee." Crumm wrote,

"After years of slow dialogue with many Christian denominations, the pontiff wants to move rapidly to break down barriers between the churches. He wants temporary agreements to allow members to worship together in special jubilee programs. Beyond that, the pope hopes to move quickly toward full communion, in which members of the churches would share worship services."

The question is, with the "Eucharist [being] the highest sacramental manifestation" of the united churches, will we see more "Eucharistic Miracles" in unprecedented numbers? The physical manifestations are serious, but our concern goes far beyond them to the fact that the Catholic religion appears to be founded, not on our Lord Jesus Christ, but mainly upon the Cult of Mithra. As I've been saying in Parts 1 and 2, the Mithraic cult was the last stronghold overthrown by the rising Roman Church in the time of Constantine.

This quote is from: http://watch.pair.com/eucharist.html (no longer available)

CATHOLIC BELIEFS INFORMATION Click Here

CHANGES IN THE CATHOLIC MASS (underlined)

"Holy Orders

Significant revisions to the original Lain translations that dictate church services are expected to take effect in 2011."

"American Catholics are preparing for new Mass prayers and responses, as well as a variety of procedural shifts in what the church officials say is the biggest change in Catholic worship since Pope Paul VI replaced the traditional Mass with a new rite in 1970.  The new translation is a response to Pope John Paul II's objections to the English rendering of the Latin text that came into use in 1975.  That version is the only translation those under 35 ever have known.....

The new version is far more literal and reflects the meaning of the Latin almost word for word as a 2001 Vatican document directed.  The debut of a new edition of the Roman Missal in 2002 provided and opportune time to begin the new translation....The Vatican has approved English translations for the order of the Mass, but bishops will review other portions in November before submitting them for Vatican endorsement."

"The new translation addresses some traditionalists' objections, such as rendering "pro multis," which means "for many," literally instead of as "for all," the way the current text does....

Some traditionalists have gone ever further, arguing that using "for all" invalidates the Mass.

The new version changes congregational responses such as "and also with you" to "and with your spirit," more faithfully reflecting the Latin praise "et cum spirtu tuo."  coincidentally, this translation returns to the English version that preceded the current translation.

Other changes include saying "I believe" at the beginning of the Nicene Creed instead of "We Believe" and changing the phrase "one in being with the father" to "consubstantial with the Father."

The new confession of sins at the beginning of Mass also mirrors pre-Vatican II translations that say, "I have sinned through my fault, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault," instead of the old version, "I have sinned through my own fault."

Once Rome gives its OK, the implementation process will begin."  (Excerpt from Pgs. 46-47, October 2009, NEWMAX magazine.)

Donna's comments on these changes:

I do not claim to know exactly how these changes connect to what God has revealed to me, but I can feel in my spirit that it is just one step closer to the fulfillment of the False Communion.  "For many" definitely limits who the mass is for - those who choose to partake!  They are also admitting it is has to do "and with your spirit."  Also, making it an individual choice is "I believe."

Consubstantial:

"The Nicene Creed, which defined the Son as consubstantial with the Father, was adopted as the official position of the church regarding the divinity of Christ." (Encarta Encyclopedia)

"Some English-speaking translators and authors still prefer the words "substance" and "consubstantial" to describe the nature of the the Christian God. For example, in the Church of England it is used to describe the relationship between the sacred elements and the body of Christ as distinct from the Roman Catholic transubstantial relationship. Unless the reader has knowledge of the history and special ecclesiastical meaning of these terms, their use might problematize the understanding of the Christian God as transcendent, that is, being above matter rather than consisting of matter. Recent translations of the Nicene Creed into English reflect the preference of using "of the same being" rather than "consubstantial" to describe the relationship of the Son to the Father." (Wikipedia)

"Transubstantiation (in Latin, transsubstantiatio) is the change of the substance of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ occurring in the Eucharist according to the teaching of some Christian Churches, including the Roman Catholic Church." (Wikipedia)

This "consubstantial" change sounds good, but I do not understand all the implications at this time.

The new confession "I have sinned through my fault, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault," sounds more ominous and to me almost makes it very clear a person admits they are sinning.  One could even take this to mean they are about to partake in something that is "most grievous".

If anyone has another view of these changes, please contact me.

HOT OFF THE PRESS

VIRGIN MARY STATUE TURNS INTO FLESH AND WALKS

Pictures from Italian City, Acerra on site

July 26, 2005

A miracle of modern technology By Richard Owen

PARISHIONERS USE MOBILE PHONES TO FILM 'WALKING' VIRGIN

THOUSANDS of Italians have flocked to a small southern town after witnesses claimed to have filmed a miraculous "walking statue" of the Madonna with their video phones.

Acerra, near Naples, is now likely to become a Roman Catholic shrine.

Rumours began at the weekend when several people at the modern church of San Pietro shouted out that a statue by the altar was moving. The hands and feet of the Madonna had begun to "take human form, flesh and blood".

The knees then appeared to move beneath her white robes, "as if she wanted to move closer to the faithful" and a cross appeared on her breast.

Parishioners said that the movement had first been noticed by cleaners, who had kept silent for fear of being disbelieved.

The 160cm (63in) high statue, made of plaster and marble dust, was installed at the church last December. Father Oreste Santoro, the parish priest, said that he had not seen the statue move but a number of parishioners had allegedly taken footage of the "miracle" with their mobile phones. These had been forwarded to the local bishop, Monsignor Giovanni Rinaldi, who would decide whether to refer the apparition to the Vatican for authentication. Mgr Rinaldi said that he was sceptical by instinct but would evaluate the evidence. "The true miracle is when the Virgin Mary succeeds in converting men to God," he said. Mgr Antonio Riboldi, the retired bishop of Acerra, also urged caution, saying that "these matters are often difficult to comprehend. The Church proceeds with great prudence where apparitions of the Virgin Mary are concerned".

However, Espedito Marletta, the Mayor of Acerra, who is a member of the Refounded Communist Party (Rifondazione Comunista) ó not on the whole noted for its religious devotion ó said he believed that the "miracle" was a sign of the Virginís anguish over terrorist attacks and a plea for peace.

After the bomb attacks in London and Sharm el-Sheikh, for people to gather and pray before a statue of the Madonna in this way is something very positive," Signor Marletta said.

Mgr Riboldi said people often reported visions of the Virgin Mary in troubled times.

Those at Fatima in Portugal in 1917, for example, were linked to the two world wars and the rise of Communism.

He said that he had been to the Marian shrine at Lourdes many times, "and I have never seen anyone physically cured there. I have, however, seen many people converted or spiritually changed and that is what is truly supernatural".

Parishioners at Acerra claim not to have been the victims of mass hysteria. Many drew an analogy with the "weeping Madonna of Civitavecchia", a statue brought from a shrine at Medjugorge in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which ten years ago was said to have cried blood.

The Civitavecchia "miracle" has never been recognised by the Vatican but the town ó a port on the coast near Rome ó has benefited from the phenomenon, with the local authorities building a reception centre for pilgrims.

The Vatican has approved 15 "authentic apparitions" by the Virgin Mary since 1830, but only one weeping Madonna", a statue at Siracusa in Sicily that wept "tears of blood" in 1954. Yesterday a statue of St Padre Pio, the hermit and miracle worker canonised in 2002, was reported to have shed tears of blood at Marsicovetere in the province of Potenza, in southern Italy.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1708046,00.html

MORE FROM ANOTHER SOURCE

MOVING MADONNA' DRAWS FAITHFUL

The Madonna is a figure of devotion for many Catholics

Catholic faithful from across Italy have been travelling to a small town near Naples to see a Madonna statue believers say has taken human form.

Witnesses say the plaster statue in the church of St Peter's in Acerra turns flesh-coloured and moves.

They describe the Madonna becoming a "pinky colour" and say they captured the event on a mobile phone camera.

A local bishop has said he is sceptical but will look at all the evidence provided before making a judgement.

Vatican cautious

One woman described how she saw "the ear lobe extend and become flesh, just like the nose, which turned a pinky colour", according to Italian news agency Ansa.

Another man, 45-year-old Domenico, said, "The legs gradually became more prominent and then the knees moved forwards, until they stretched out the folds of the white dress."

Bishop Giovanni Rinaldi said he had visited the modern church to examine the statue.

"I looked at it from various angles, moving from one room to another," he told Ansa. "I noticed that it changed colour depending on the light and shade, becoming pinky, almost as if it were flesh," he said.

The Vatican very rarely approves miracles, despite an increase in the number reported.

In 1995, a Madonna statue in the town of Civitavecchia, north of Rome, was reported to be crying tears of blood, prompting a flood of interest. But, after a lengthy investigation, the Vatican failed to pronounce it definitely authentic.

Since 1905, the Vatican has approved only 12 miraculous events and rejected 284.

http:news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4717477.stm

THINK ABOUT THIS SCRIPTURE

We believe that this is only one FALSE MIRACLE among many that will deceive those who are asleep.

(Revelation 13:11-18 KJV) And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. {12} And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. {13} And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, {14} And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. {15} And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. {16} And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: {17} And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. {18} Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Although this FALSE MIRACLE did not speak, it will not be long before we see both aspects at the same time - turning to flesh and speaking at the same time.

I (Donna Carrico) in the previous article, 

REVELATION OF FALSE COMMUNION

THE ACT OF WORSHIP AND INITIATION

OF THE "ONE WORLD RELIGION"

SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL AND BLOOD OF THE BEAST

Revelation given to Donna Carrico June 11, 2001

suggested that the "mark" could be and image.

The word "mark" in Rev. 13:7 in the Greek (5480) means: charagma, kharí-ag-mah; from the same as G5482; a scratch or etching, i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue):--graven, mark.

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The Lord's Supper

 

We have done a lot of teaching and prophesying about the False Communion. This does not mean that we should not continue to practice the true sacrament of the Lord's Supper or Communion in our own homes or fellowship groups. The following are suggestions for doing that. We need to remember the purpose of the Passover meal and the importance of trusting Jesus for everything we need in our lives as we realize the perilous times we are living in. When I prepare the sacrament I pray over myself for forgiveness, cleansing, anointing, and for the Lord to prepare the hearts of those who will be receiving it. We usually ask everyone to examine their own hearts before partaking, read the passage pertaining, and sing some praise music before, after, or both. After the sacrament is also a good time to anoint with oil and pray for individual healing. (Recipe found on the Internet)

 

Unleavened Communion Bread Recipe

1/8 C. Honey

1/8 C. Olive Oil

1/2 C. Water

1/4 t. Salt (sea)

Heat in sauce pan and mix well until it almost burns.

Add to that mix 1/2 C. Whole Wheat Flour and mix well.

Let Cool

Turn out onto floured board and knead until dough looks glazed.

Bake 20-30 minutes at 325 -350 degrees

This can be frozen and thawed when used later.

 

Communion Wine - Fruit of the Vine

There has always been much controversy about this, so we leave it to personal choice and prayer. If you choose to use real wine, it should be 1 part red wine mixed with 2 parts water as was the custom of the early church fathers. Or, you may use grape juice full strength. The point is to Remember Jesus.

 

Luke 22:19-20
(19) And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
(20) Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

THE PASSION FILM - OUR CONCERNS

Many Christians have been to see Mel Gibson's THE PASSION.  However, they may not understand the impact that it is having on the viewers.  Although we have not seen the movie yet (only excerpts and magazine articles), we have heard many comments from those that have.  We have even been chastised by other Christians who told us that we needed to get out and support Mel and see the movie.  
If it would cause luke-warm Christians to get Hot for Jesus - Praise God!  
If it would persuade a non-Christian to make a true decision for Christ - Praise God! Although we have been told by those who have viewed the movie that it was not meant to be a tool of evangelism, and that unless you were already a Christian, you would not recognize who some of the characters represent and be able to discern whether what you were seeing was really an accurate rendition of the Bible (which it is not). We feel it will just add to the confusion about the true tenants of Jesus and what He says is required in order to be saved.  We are concerned that it promotes Catholicism and the views they have about Mary.  Our concerns do have a foundation and here is a quote from Christianity Today and the link is under the quote:

Mel, Mary, and Mothers
by David Neff | posted 02/20/04

Mel Gibson told CHRISTIANITY TODAY: "I've been actually amazed at the way I would say the evangelical audience hasóhands downóresponded to this film more than any other Christian group." What makes it so amazing, he says, is that "the film is so Marian."

Mel Gibson and the Marys

Gibson knows that Protestants don't regard Mary in the way Catholics do. And Gibson goes beyond many Catholics when he calls her "a tremendous co-redemptrix and mediatrix."

But just what is so Marian about the film? It does not treat Jesus' mother as an object of veneration, but it uses her as a witness to gospel events. Thus, Gibson shows Mary's reactions in most scenes. Beginning with the trial before Caiaphas, through the judgment before Pilate, the scourging, the procession to Calvary, until Jesus' body is removed from the cross, we see much of Jesus' agony through Mary's eyes.

Gibson's cinematic treatment of Mary is not foreign to Scripture. Older commentaries speculated that Mary was one of Luke's "eyewitnesses," which is not an unreasonable idea given the way Luke tells the infancy narratives, the way he places Mary in the upper room at Pentecost, and the attention he pays to women in general.

Gibson says, "The way the film displays [Mary] has been kind of an eye opener for evangelicals who don't usually look at that aspect. They understand the reality of a mother and a son."

And that is what I observed: After both of The Passion screenings I attended, the Protestant women talked about identifying with Mary as a mother who was watching her child suffer. From whatever point in his spirituality Gibson's treatment of Mary is springing, it is touching deeply the maternal impulse in his viewers.

David Neff is editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY and editorial vice president of Christianity Today International.

Photos by Ken Duncan. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers. © Icon Distribution. All rights reserved. http://www.christianitytoday.com/movies/commentaries/passion-melmarymothers.html

ARTICLE IN EVANSVILLE NEWSPAPER

We were also concerned several weeks ago when we read this article in the Evansville Courier-Press December 26,2003 - By Associated Press:

PROTESTANTS ARE TURNING MORE ATTENTION TOWARD VIRGIN MARY

Louisville, Ky. - A renewed interest in the virgin Mary appears to be sweeping through Protestantism.  
   Articles featured in this month's issues of several Protestant magazines suggest that the mother of Jesus has been neglected as a biblical heroine for too long.
   "The Protestant church has thrown the baby out with the bath water," said Joel Green, a Methodist minister.  "Protestants have had a knee-jerk reaction as a result of veneration of Mary in the Catholic tradition, and for that reason have not taken seriously enough the resources available to us in the stories of Mary."
   Green, dean of the School of Theology at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, [KY], contributed to the book "Blessed One: Protestant Perspectives of Mary."  It was published by the Westminster John Knox Press last year.
   Beliefs about Mary, the teenage peasant whom the Bible says was chosen by God to give birth to Jesus, have traditionally divided Protestants and Roman Catholics. Protestants continue to reject two doctrines popes have declared infallible - that Mary was conceived without sin and that God took her body directly to heaven at the end of her life.
   Some Protestant scholars say that while they still disagree with elevating Mary to the status of a sinless object of veneration, people should take a closer look at her.  They describe her as a model who accepted her divine mission without question, urged others to obey Jesus and followed her son to his execution after his male disciples shrunk away.
   "The fact is, evangelicals often say less about Mary than the New Testament does," writes Timothy George in Christianity Today's cover story titled "The Blessed Evangelical Mary."  The former professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville is now dean of Beeson Divinity School in Alabama.
   Articles about Mary are also on the covers of The Lutheran and Good News, a Kentucky based publication for Methodists.
   At St. Meinard Archabbey in Southern Indiana, Protestant visitors have shown more curiosity about Mary, said the Rev. Joseph Cox, a Benedictine monk and the archabbey's librarian.  Some even keep statues of Mary in their homes, typically a Catholic practice, he said.
   "Rather than passing over the several (biblical) references to the Blessed Mother, they are looking at it and asking, 'What is this saying? How can Mary lead me more and more to her son Jesus Christ?'" Cox said.
   Mary Burks Price of Louisville is a Baptist, but she visited a retreat run by the Sisters of Loretto in Marion County.  At the time, she was angry with God over the death of a friend.  Then she encountered a moonlit statue of Mary while taking a walk.
   "When I looked into her face, I saw a kind of mercy," she said.  "I felt reconnected with God through her outstretched hands and just her presence.  It's very affirming to me to know that God used this woman as a means of coming to Earth in the most profound way."
   Charles Wright, a former Catholic who is a member of Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral in Louisville, said he thinks Catholics used to treat Mary too much like a goddess but now have a more balanced view.
   His church recently commissioned a painting of Mary for its chapel.
   "She is in heaven," Wright said.  "I feel she watches over us as her children.  I don't feel any more discomfort in asking her to pray for me then I would one of my relatives or one of my fellow church members. (Evansville Courier-Press December 26,2003 - By Associated Press)

MORE CONCERNS FROM OTHER CHRISTIANS

We also had a friend of the ministry express his thoughts as he had read our article on REVELATION OF FALSE COMMUNION THE ACT OF WORSHIP AND INITIATION OF THE "ONE WORLD RELIGION" SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL AND BLOOD OF THE BEAST (Click Here for info) We feel he has expressed our concerns accurately:

To the Carricos,
     When I saw the long, confusing-sounding title to your article on communion/Jezebel, I wasn't too sure I was going to read that one.  I eventually did, not only because of my curiosity, but because it's already clear to me that you preach the truth.  I was shocked by the content of the message, and I would have to agree with your thoughts on the matter.  Please let me add this, it's been on my mind for a few months now:  consider the timing of Mel Gibson's film...everyone who talks about it says it's for "all" to see; look at any positive review of the movie and count the number of times the word "all" is used; you know what I'm getting at--"he causes all, both great and small..."...I already see the line between "protestant" and catholic being erased even more since this movie hit the news...what the movie is already doing is creating a "body and blood of Christ consciousness", which, if your Eucharist observations hold true, will pour over into a host/transubstantiation consciousness.  I didn't realize until yesterday that Martin Luther believed in the transubstantiation!!!  The religious world is primed, and I see "The Passion" as fuel on the fire.  Eating the Lord's flesh and drinking His blood is obeying him and getting more of the Holy Ghost each and every day.  I refuse to allow this psychopathic catholic push his version of my Lord Jesus down my throat! (Name Withheld for privacy)

(Revelation 13:14-18 KJV) And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. {15} And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. {16} And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: {17} And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. {18} Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

The number of the beast will be of a man, but the image could be a woman!

WHY DOES RENEWED DEVOTION TO MARY THIS BOTHER US???

We do not deny that the Virgin Mary was indeed the mother of God because the name Emmanuel means 'God with us', so in fact that title is true.  However, she is not the way of salvation or redemption.

(Matthew 1:23 KJV) Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

(Exodus 20:3-6 KJV) Thou shalt have no other gods before me. {4} Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: {5} Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; {6} And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

(1 Timothy 2:5 KJV) For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

(Galatians 3:13 KJV) Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

(Acts 4:12 KJV) Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Our comforter is the Holy Spirit, not Mary!

(John 14:16-18 KJV) And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; {17} Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. {18} I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

If we look to Mary for comfort we will be deceived because she is NOT the Spirit of Truth!

Please be sure and read our article on the REVELATION OF FALSE COMMUNION THE ACT OF WORSHIP AND INITIATION OF THE "ONE WORLD RELIGION" SPIRIT OF JEZEBEL AND BLOOD OF THE BEAST (Click Here for info)

COMMENTS FROM DAVID CARRICO

The negative result of the movie will be a further blurring of the distinction between Catholicism and Christianity.  This will be seen in a misunderstanding of the true faith that leads to new birth in believing the true gospel and in a misunderstanding of what the Bible says about Mary the mother of Jesus.  The movie will also result in people converting to Catholicism instead of Christianity and it will also hinder Catholics who are seeking the truth from coming out of the Roman Catholic church.  
   While there are some short term effects that at beneficial in causing people to really think about the death of Christ for us and what it really involved and even in the true conversion of some people.  The long term effect of this movie will uplift the prophetic scenario that the Bible says will shortly come to pass of a One World Religion where the truth of the Real Jesus will be totally excluded.

For more information on the film here is another link with more facts about the movie and FIVE REASONS WHY NOT TO GO SEE THE PASSION OF CHRIST  Click Here

VIRGIN MARY UPLIFTED IN SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA, S.C. - They're wearing "Mary Is My Homegirl" T-shirts and bracelets, and not all of them are Roman Catholic. Once mainly a devotional figure for Catholics, Mary and her role as a woman of God now are studied by Anglicans and other Christian denominations. "Mary is my friend ... for me, she's the ultimate example of a woman who said yes to God," said Betsy Biega, parish administrator at St. Martin's in the Fields Episcopal Church off Clemson Avenue in Columbia, S.C. In May, leaders of the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches released a study that encouraged members of both churches to regard Mary as a figure of devotion, even though there remains some theological disagreement about aspects of Mary and her role in the church.

"Mary Is My Homegirl" T-shirts made by Teenage Millionaire, a California-based clothing company, have become one of the company's biggest sellers nationwide and recently got a mention on "The Gilmore Girls," a humorous TV drama about a mother-daughter relationship. The shirt sports a figure of the Virgin Mary, some made in gold or silver lame on a black background.

"In the past, there have been reservations about what some people see as `Mary-olatry,' or seeming to worship Mary," said the Rev. James Lyon, pastor of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in downtown Columbia. "The new position is that there's nothing wrong with appropriate devotion. The key is to keep in mind that Mary can be seen as someone who points the way toward her son, Jesus Christ." None of this surprises members of the Protestant and Catholic communities who see Mary as an important spiritual figure for today's Christians. "Mary is an intercessor for the people of God, a model of submission and obedience to the will of God for the whole Christian church," 

Lyon said. Lyon's church recites the rosary, a Mary-related devotional prayer, once a week, and for several years it has taken part in a group recitation of the rosary with members of St. Joseph Catholic Church on Devine Street. 

"Mary Is My Homegirl" T-shirts can't be found for sale in Columbia stores, but Megan Shealy, manager of St. Francis Catholic Shop in Irmo, S.C., is thinking about ordering them. She wears a "Mary Is My Homegirl" bracelet she found at a Spencer's gift store, and she thinks the items are a great idea for young Catholics and others. "Items like this are becoming a new method of communication for young people who want to share their beliefs," Shealy said. She said a similar bracelet, "Jesus is My Homie," is hard to keep on the shelves at the St. Francis store. 

Lyon thinks "nothing but good" can come from shirts and other items that allow young Christians to express an interest in Mary. "If a youngster gets excited about what Mary can say to him or her, I think that only helps direct them toward Jesus," he said. 

Some Protestant churches, especially Episcopal and United Methodist, in recent years have offered Bible studies and classes that focus on the Virgin Mary as a model for Christian women. Biega, who regularly uses the rosary as a means of devotion, thinks more Protestants are becoming interested in learning about Mary because she offers a symbol of what women can become through the love of God. "What attracts women is the need to understand the significance of our mother Mary as the child who said yes to God."

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