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By Pope Michael in 1992 Included in this Holy Week instruction is a long discussion on the current situation in the Church and the coming chastisement. To better prepare ourselves for the Three Days of Darkness as some private prophets call it, let us observe the three days of the Sacred Triduum as a preparation: 1. Since the three days will be observed by the faithful as days of prayer, let us observe Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday in this manner. 2. Since there will be no electricity during the three days, let us turn off ALL electric luxuries, especially the television and the radio, although we may utilize other electric items to aid us in obtaining more time for prayer. 3. Let us watch and pray; light a blessed candle on Holy Thursday; do spiritual reading, etc. Eat very simply and sparingly these three days, as you will, during the coming chastisement. The following article is provided, so that copies can be made and sent to others. Many need to read this information!
THE COMING CHASTISEMENT AND WHY IT WILL COME
The following information is provided in the hope that you will make the effort to find your way into the Ark of Salvation and find true peace in the coming storm.
INSTRUCTION ON THE COMING CHASTISEMENT
Current Condition of the Church
Scripture to read: Isaias all of chapter 1; 9:16-17; 10:1,13; Jeremias 2:19-20;4:26; Micheas 3:5-6,11-12;7:11-13; Habacuc 1:3-5;all of chapter 3. Habacuc 3:17: "For the fig tree shall not blossom and there shall be no spring in the vines. The labour of the olive tree shall fail and the fields shall yield no food. The flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls." Osee 6:6: "For I desired mercy and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than holocausts." This verse especially applies to the Traditionalists who have little knowledge of the Faith but insist upon having the Mass at ANY cost, but receive nothing but sacrilege and participate in mortal sin. God desires that we know Him before we can ever approach His holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Because Traditionalists don't know Him, they cannot sacrifice to Him, but in fact sacrifice to the devil. In 1892 Pope Leo XIII warned, "It is only too plain how many and of what nature are the corrupting agencies by which the wickedness of the world deceitfully strives to weaken and completely uproot from souls their Christian faith and the respect for God's law on which faith is fed and depends for its effectiveness. Already the fields cultivated by Our Lord are everywhere turning into a wilderness abounding in ignorance of the Faith, in error and vice, as though blown upon by some hideous pest. And to add to the anguish of this thought, so far from putting a check on such insolent and destructive depravity, or imposing punishment deserved, they who can and should correct matters seem in many cases, by their indifference or open contrivance, to increase the spirit of evil. "We have good reason to deplore the public institutions in which the teaching of sciences and arts is purposely so organized that the name of God is passed over in silence or visited with vituperation; to deplore license - growing more shameless by the day - of the press in publishing whatever it pleases, and the license of speech in addressing any kind of insult to Christ our god and His Church. And We deplore no less the consequent laxity and apathy in the practice of the Catholic religion which, if not quite open apostasy from Faith is certainly going to prove an easy road to it, since it is a manner of life having nothing in common with faith. Nobody who ponders this disorder and the surrender of the most fundamental principles will be astonished if afflicted nations everywhere are groaning under the heavy hand of God's vengeance and stand anxious and trembling in fear of worse calamities.", Magnae Dei Matris, Pope Leo XIII, September 8, 1892. The situation today one hundred years later is terrible. No one wishes to believe the truth and the few who are faithful to God are persecuted by family, friends, neighbors and the whole world. We are truly fools for Christ, if we reject the human wisdom of the world and seek God's wisdom, which is the only true wisdom.
Current Condition of the World
There is too much that could be said here, but a short summary from several encyclicals should serve as an introduction. We shall cover some other points in more detail later, and shall begin a series of instructions after Easter to discuss the ideal situation in greater detail. ”Beware lest any man cheat you by philosophy and vain deceit; according to the tradition of men, according to the elements of the world and not according to Christ.” Colossians 2:8. We will see that the main cause of our current problems is a reliance on human wisdom, which is fallible instead of Divine Wisdom, which is infallible. Pope Leo XIII in 1878 tells us, "For from the very beginning of Our pontificate, the sad sight has presented itself to Us of the evils by which the human race is oppressed on every side: the widespread subversion of the primary truths on which, as on its foundations, human society is based; the obstinacy of mind that will not brook any authority however lawful; the endless source of disagreement, whence arrive civil strife, and ruthless war and bloodshed; the contempt of law which molds characters and is the shield of righteousness; the insatiable craving for things perishable, with complete forgetfulness of things eternal, leading up to desperate madness whereby so many wretched being, in all directions scruple not to lay violent hands upon themselves; the wreckless mismanagement, waste, and misappropriation of public funds; the shamelessness of those who, full of treachery, make semblance of being champions of country, of freedom, and every kind of right; in fine, the deadly kind of plague which infects society in its inmost recesses, allowing it no respite and foreboding ever fresh disturbances and final disaster. "Now the source of these evils lies chiefly, We are convinced, in this, that the holy and venerable authority of the Church, which in God's name rules mankind, upholding and defending all lawful authority, has been despised and set aside. The enemies of public order, being fully aware of this, have thought nothing better suited to destroy the foundations of society than to make an unflagging attack on the Church of God, to bring her into discredit and odium by spreading infamous calumnies, and accusing her of being opposed to genuine progress. They labor to weaken her influence and power by wounds daily inflicted, and to overthrow the authority of the Bishop of Rome, in whom the abiding and unchangeable principles of right and good find their earthly guardian and champion. From these causes have originated laws that shake the structure of the Catholic Church, the enacting whereof we have to deplore in so many lands; hence too have flowed forth contempt of episcopal authority; the obstacles thrown in the way of the discharge of ecclesiastical duties; the dissolution of religious bodies; and the confiscation of property that was once the support of the Church's ministers and the poor. Thereby public institutions vowed to charity and benevolence, have been withdrawn from wholesome control of the Church; thence also has arisen that unchecked freedom to teach and spread abroad all mischevious principles, while the Church's claim to train and educate youth is in every way outraged and baffled. Such too is the purpose of seizing of the temporal power, conferred many centuries ago by Divine Providence on the Bishop of Rome, that he might without let or hindrance use the authority conferred by Christ for the eternal welfare of the nations. "It is perfectly clear and evident, Venerable Brothers, that the very notion of civilization is a fiction in the brain if it rest not on the abiding principles of truth and the unchanging laws of virtue and justice, and if unfeigned love knit not together the wills of men, and gently control the interchange and the character of their mutual service. Now; who would make bold to deny the Church, by spreading the Gospel throughout the nations, has brought the light of truth amongst 3
people utterly savage and steeped in foul superstition, and has quickened them alike to recognize the Divine Author of nature and duly respect themselves? Further, who will deny that the Church has done away with the curse of slavery and restored men to the original dignity of their noble nature; and-by uplifting the standard of Redemption in all quarters of the globe, by introducing, or shielding under her protection, the sciences and arts, by founding and taking into her keeping excellent charitable institutions which provide relief for ills of every kind-has throughout the world, in private or in public life, civilized the human race, freed it from degradation, and with all care trained it to a way of living such as befits the dignity and hopes of man? And if any one of sound mind compare the age in which We live, so hostile to religion and to the Church of Christ, with those happy times when the Church was revered as a mother by the nations, beyond all question he will see that Our epoch is rushing wildly along the straight road to destruction; while in these times which most abounded in excellent institutions, peaceful life, wealth, and prosperity the people showed themselves most obedient to the Church's rule and laws. Therefore, if the many blessings We have mentioned, due to the agency and saving help of the Church, are the true and worthy outcome of civilization, the Church of Christ, far from being alien to or neglectful of progress, has a just claim to all men's praise as its nurse, its mistress, and its mother. "Furthermore, that kind of civilization which conflicts with the doctrines and laws of holy Church is nothing but a worthless imitation and a meaningless name. Of this those peoples on whom the gospel light has never shown afford ample proof, since in their mode of life a shadowy semblance only of civilization is discoverable, while its true and solid blessings have never been possessed. Undoubtedly that cannot by any means be accounted the perfection of civilized life which sets all legitimate authority boldly at defiance; nor can that be regarded as liberty which, shamefully and by the vilest means, spreading false principles, and freely indulging the sensual gratification of lustful desires, claims impunity for all crime and misdemeanor, and thwarts the goodly influence of the worthiest citizens of whatsoever class. Delusive, perverse, and misleading as are these principles, they cannot possibly have any inherent power to perfect the human race and fill it with blessing, for 'sin maketh nations miserable'.(Proverbs 14:34) Such principles, as a matter of course, must hurry nations, corrupted in mind and heart, into every kind of infamy, weaken all right order, and thus sooner or later, bring the standing and peace of the State to the very brink of ruin. "But when impious laws, setting at naught the sanctity of this great sacrament (marriage), put it on the same footing with mere civil contracts, the lamentable result followed, that, outraging the dignity of Christian matrimony, citizens made use of legalized concubinage in place of marriage, husband and wife neglected their bounden duty to each other; children refused obedience and reverence to their parents; the bond of domestic love were loosened; and, alas! the worst scandal and of all the most ruinous to public morality, very frequently an unholy passion opened the door to disastrous and fatal separations.", Inscrutabili, Pope Leo XIII, April 1, 1878. (We recommend reading the whole Encyclical, which is available for $1 from Us.) Leo XIII in 1893 wrote, "There are three influences which appear to Us to have the chief place in bringing about this downgrade movement of society. These are first, distaste for a simple life of labor; second, repugnance to suffering of any kind; third, forgetfulness of the future life. "We deplore - and those who judge things merely by the light of reason and according to the standard of the natural law join Us in deploring - that society is threatened with a serious
danger in the growing contempt of those homely duties and virtues which make up the beauty of humble life. To this cause We may trace in the home the eagerness of children to withdraw themselves from the natural obligation of obedience to the parents, and their impatience of any form of treatment which is not of the indulgent and soft kind. "In the workman, it evinces itself in a tendency to desert his trade, to shrink from toil, to become discontented with his lot, to fix his gaze on things that are above him, and to expect a sudden redistribution of wealth. "We may observe the same attitude in many in their eagerness to exchange the life of rural districts for the excitements and pleasures of the town. Thus the equilibrium between classes in society is being destroyed, everything becomes unsettled, men's minds become prey to a jealousy and corroding envy, rights are openly trampled underfoot, and finally, the people, betrayed in their expectations, attack public order themselves in opposition to those who are charged to maintain it.", Laetitiae Sanctae of Pope Leo XIII, September 8, 1893 on the Rosary. Pope Pius XI in 1937 wrote, "But also in our day, dangers no less grave in the past beset civil and religious society. In fact, because of the supreme and eternal authority of God, which commands and forbids, is despised and completely repudiated by men,, the result is that the consciousness of Christian duty is weakened; faith becomes tepid in souls or entirely lost; and this consequently effects and ruins the very basis of human society. "Thus on the one hand are seen citizens intent on an atrocious struggle among themselves because some are provided with abundant riches and others must gain bread for themselves and their dear ones by the sweat of their brows. "Indeed, as we all know, in some regions the evil has reached such a point that it seeks to destroy all right to private property, so that everything might be shared in common. "On the other hand, there are men who declare that they honor and exalt above all else the power of the State. They say they must use every means to assure civil order and enforce authority, and pretend that only thus are they able totally to repulse the execrable theories of the Communists. However, they despise the light of evangelical wisdom and endeavor to revive the errors of the pagans and their way of life. "To this is added the clever and lamentable sect of those who, denying and hating God, declare themselves His enemies. They insinuate themselves everywhere. they discredit and uproot all religious belief from souls. Finally, they trample on every human and divine right. And while they cast scorn on the hope of heavenly reward, they incite men to seek, even by illicit means, false earthly happiness, and therefore drive them with brazen temerity to the dissolution of the social order, causing confusion, cruel rebellions, and even the conflagration of civil war.", Ingravescentibus malis, Pope Pius XI, September 29, 1937. In 1951 Pope Pius XII says, "The recollection of these things comes back pleasantly to Us and encourages Us to trust firmly in Divine Mercy. However, at present, We do not lack reasons for profound sorrow which torment and sadden Our paternal heart. "You know well, Venerable Brethren, the calamitous conditions or our times. Fraternal harmony among nations, shattered for so long a time, hat not yet been reestablished everywhere. On the contrary, here and there, we see souls upset by hatred and rivalry, while threats of new bloody conflicts still hover over the peoples. To this, one must add the violent storm of persecution, which, in many parts of the world, had been unleashed against the Church, depriving it of its liberty, saddening it very cruelly with calumnies and miseries of all kinds, and making the blood of martyrs flow again and again.
"To what and to how many snares are the souls of so many of Our sons submitted in those areas to make them reject the Faith of their fathers; and to make them break, most wretchedly, the bond of union which links them to this Apostolic See! Nor can We pass over in silence a new crime to which, with utmost sorrow, We want to earnestly draw not only your attention, but the attention of the clergy, or parents, and even of public authorities. We refer to the iniquitous campaign that the impious lead everywhere to harm the shining souls of children. Not even the age of innocence has been spared, for, alas, there are not lacking those who boldly dare to snatch from the mystical garden of the Church even the most beautiful flowers, which constitute the hope of religion and society. Considering this, one cannot be surprised if peoples groan under the weight of the divine punishment, and live under fear of even greater calamities.", Ingruentem malorum, Pope Pius XII, September 15, 1951. We also recommend reading Caritas Christi Compulsi of Pope Pius XI. We could devote books to enumerating the worsening of these and many other evils in our day, but will not. We simply note that every evil mentioned has become a hundred times worse and that Divine punishment is being demanded daily by our sinfulness.
SCRIPTURE AND OUR TIMES The Evil of Heresy
“Know also this, that in the last days shall come dangerous times.” II Timothy 3:1 “Now the Spirit manifestly saith that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error and doctrines of devils,” I Timothy 4:1 “Knowing this first: That in the last days, there shall come deceitful scoffers, walking in their own lusts.” II Peter 3:3 “These are murmurers, full of complaints, walking according to their own desires: and their mouth speaketh proud things, admiring persons for gain's sake. But you, my dearly beloved, be mindful of the words spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who told you that in the last time there should come mockers, walking according to their own desires in ungodliness. These are they who separate themselves (from the Church), sensual men, having not the Spirit.” Jude 16-19 “I am the Lord thy god, who brought thee out of the bondage of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt not have strange gods before me. Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them. I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me: And shewing mercy unto thousands to them that love me, and keep my commandments.” Exodus 20:2-6. What is more dangerous than heresy, which separates people complete from God, by their adoption of the doctrines of devils as truth, rejecting the doctrine of Jesus Christ. ”Having an appearance indeed of godliness but denying the power thereof. Now these avoid. For of these sort are they who creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with diverse desires: Ever learning and never attaining to the knowledge
of the truth. Now as Jannes and Mambres resisted Moses, so these also resist the truth, men corrupted in mind, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no farther: for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.” II Timothy 3:5-9 “An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of infants, having the form of knowledge and of truth thereof. Thou, therefore, that teachest another, teachest not thyself: thou, that preachest that men should not steal, stealest. Thou, that sayest men should not commit adultery, committest adultery: thou, that abhorrest idols, commitest sacrilege: Thou, that makest thy boast of the law, by transgression of the law, dishonourest God.” Romans 2:20-23 “They profess that they know God: but in their works they deny him; being abominable and incredulous and to every good work reprobate.” Titus 1:16. In 1215 the IV Lateran Council (DZ434) stated "'Because some indeed 'under the pretext of piety, denying his power' (according to what the Apostle says)[II Timothy 3:5], assume to themselves the authority of preaching, when the same Apostle says: 'How... shall they preach unless they be sent?'[Romans 10:15], let all who, being prohibited or not sent, without having received the authority from the Apostolic See, or from the Catholic Bishop of the place, shall presume publicly or privately to usurp the duty of preaching be marked by the bond of excommunication; and unless they recover their senses, the sooner the better, let them be punished with another fitting penalty." Let us observe some of these who, Having an appearance indeed of godliness but denying the power thereof. First we have the Conciliar Church founded by Angelo Roncalli and Giovanni Montini in the Second Vatican Council. The members of this sect appear holy. They have all of the churches, which were once Catholic and they retain the name of Catholic, doing many material works of charity. And yet elsewhere we have examined the doctrines of Vatican II and found them to be the doctrines of devils, proving that they deny the power of the Sacraments by changing the matter, form and meaning. Another group also appears holy in the eyes of some, the Protestants. they also perform many works of material charity, and yet their ministers teach thus. Thou, therefore, that teachest another, teachest not thyself: thou, that preachest that men should not steal, stealest. Thou, that sayest men should not commit adultery, committest adultery: thou, that abhorrest idols, commitest sacrilege: Thou, that makest thy boast of the law, by transgression of the law, dishonourest God. this is especially evident among the radio and television preachers, who extort millions of dollars for their own lusts. A third group is the Traditionalists, who accept many of the doctrines of the Church, but of these at can be truthfully said, For of these sort are they who creep into houses and lead captive silly women laden with sins, who are led away with diverse desires: Ever learning and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth. We fear that many reading this article shall fall into this category and appeal to their ministers, either bishops, priests or preachers, who are not sent by the Apostolic See nor by the Local Ordinary (Catholic Bishop), but are self appointed, whether through retention of the Latin Mass, or a facsimile thereof, or through self-appointment as a defender of truth, when in fact they are perverse heretics. “Who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.” Titus 1:11
“With modesty admonishing them that resist the truth: if peradventure God may give them repentance to know the truth; And they may recover themselves from the snares of the devil by whom they are held captive at his will.” II Timothy 2 25-26 In 1835 Pope Gregory XVI wrote, "But this alone is not the most grevious cause of mourning. For in addition to those who, to the scandal of all Catholics, have given themselves over to the enemy, to add to our bitter sorrow we see some entering even into the study of theology who, through a desire and passion for novelty 'ever learning and never attaining to a knowledge of the truth' (II Timothy 3:7), are teachers of error, because they have not been disciples of truth. In fact, they infect sacred studies with strange and unapproved doctrines, and they do not hesitate to profane even the office of teacher, if they hold a position in the schools and academies; they are known to falsify the most sacred deposit of faith itself, while boasting that they are protecting it. Among the teachers of this sort of error, because of his constant and almost universal reputation through Germany, George Hermes is numbered as one who boldly left the royal path, which universal tradition and the most Holy Fathers have marked out in explaining and vindicating the truths of the faith; nay, even haughtily despising and condemning it, he is now building a darksome way to error of all kinds on positive doubt as a basis for all theological inquiry, and on the principle which states that reason is the chief norm and only medium whereby may can acquire knowledge of supernatural truths...", Brief Dum aceribissimas, September 26, 1835, Pope Gregory XVI. (See Exodus 7:11-22 for the story of Jannes and Mambres) “Conflicts of men, corrupted in mind and who are destitute of the truth, supposing gain to be godliness. But godliness is great gain.” I Timothy 6:5-6 Let us review what the Scriptures compare heresy to: spirits of error and doctrines of devils. Heretics are called: scoffers, walking in their own deceits; these are they who separate themselves from the Church, sensual men, having not the Spirit; audacious, self-willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming; irrational beasts, naturally tending to destruction, blaspheming those things which they know not; children of malediction ; These are fountains without water and clouds tossed with whirlwinds, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved. We cannot reflect long enough on the evil of heresy, which separates us completely from Almighty God. Although it is possible that an unbeliever could find salvation through the Church without being a visible member by following the natural law and being inculpably ignorant of the Faith, it is impossible for a person who has once known the truth and then separated willfully from the Church by heresy to achieve salvation. Let us read part of St. Peter's second encyclical: “And especially them who walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleaness and despise government: audacious, self-willed, they fear not to bring in sects, blaspheming. But these men, as irrational beasts, naturally tending to destruction, blaspheming those things which they know not, shall perish in their corruption: alluring unstable souls: having their heart exercised with covetousness: children of malediction. Leaving the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam of Bosor who loved the wages of iniquity, But had a check of his madness, the dumb beast used to the yoke, which, speaking with man's voice, forbade the folly
of the prophet. These are fountains without water and clouds tossed with whirlwinds, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved. For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error: Promising them liberty, whereas they themselves are the slaves of corruption. For by whom a man is overcome, of the same also he is the slave. For if, flying from the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they be again entangled in them and overcome: their latter state is become unto them worse than the former. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of justice that, after they have known it, to turn back from that holy commandment which was delivered to them. For, that of the true proverb has happened to them: The dog is returned to his vomit; and: The sow that was washed, to her wallowing in the mire.” II Peter 2:10-22 St. Peter is here referring especially to heretics. He keenly understood what they will do. Heretics despise government, especially the government of the Church. They promise liberty; that is freedom from the constraint of the Divine and Natural Law. Yet their liberty is actually slavery to sin.
The Character of People in This Time
“Men shall be lovers of themselves, covetous, haughty, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, wicked, without affection, without peace, slanderers, incontinent, unmerciful, without kindness, traitors, stubborn, puffed up, and lovers of pleasures more than of God.” II Timothy 2-4 “Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness: full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity: whisperers, detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, without fidelity, without mercy.” Romans 1:29-31 “Whose end is destruction: whose God is their belly: and whose glory is in their shame: who mind earthly things.” Philipians 3:19 Note well that all these exist in overabundance. We haven't the space to consider them all here, but shall consider several mentioned earlier in this section and some of the above. 1. Full of complaints: Everyone today is complaining about their lot in life. They complain, and yet do nothing to solve many of their problems. These problems could be easily be solved by conversion, and yet they cling to their sinful ways, which are the cause of many of their problems. 2. Walking according to their own desires: Man today walks according to his own will. His motto is my will be done; I am God. This contrasts with the true teaching of the Our Father, Thy will be done. 3. And their mouth speaketh proud things: Pride is the governing force of people today. "See how great I am", they say. And yet we owe everything we are to Almighty God, without Whom we would be less than nothing. 4. Admiring person's for gain's sake: This is indeed prevalent. People today will render false praise in order to gain thereby. We can see this especially on the television, when everyone from the TV preacher to the salesman praises you in order to get your money without any real care for what you really need. The TV preacher tells you that God will give you great things, if you send money, and he praises those who are noted for their 9
giving. The salesman flatters you that you need his product, when in fact it is a luxury beyond your means or sometimes poorly built and unable to do the job properly or to last very long. Flattery and deceit are the watch words today. 5. Without affection: These people have no affection for others, despite their protestations to the contrary. All of their actions are motivated out of self-love, not out of true love. 6. Whose end is destruction: that is they are destroying their own souls. 7. whose God is their belly: these people are indulging their lusts, especially through gluttony by overeating and drinking. The cure for this is fasting. We must repeal the worldly doctrine that we need three meals a day and deny our fleshly desires on occasion, only eating and drinking what is needful, rather than what we desire. 8. and whose glory is in their shame: here we can include homosexuals, who glory in what is a most shameful act. Many other could be ennumerated here. 9. who mind earthly things. Many today mind earthly things, rather than Godly. They spend all of their time in pursuit of the almighty dollar, or in reading the newspaper, watching CNN or other sources of news, when they should be tuning out the world and drinking in doctrine and taking care of the duties of their state of life. “But they shall proceed no farther: for their folly shall be manifest to all men, as theirs also was.” II Timothy 3:9 One day the truth shall be made known, possibly by Enoch and Elias. Then they will be seen for what they really are. Are you numbered among those listed above? Examine your conscience seriously on this point. “But evil men and seducers shall grow worse and worse: erring and driving into error.” II Timothy 3:13 Read also I Timothy 4:1-15, which describes many modern day heretics. Read also Genesis 1:30-31; Romans 14:6; I Corinthians 10:30; Acts 10:15; Denzinger 713 Men today are growing worse and worse. In the United States it appears that the Supreme Court shall reverse Roe versus Wade in order to force Americans to choose the heresy that it is a woman's right to have an abortion, whereas before only nine men were guilty of this abominable crime, by their promulgation of this right, which is so opposed to the doctrine of Jesus Christ. (True these nine are joined by many others, but by the ratification of this right by our representatives, we all participate in this terrible crime, whereas now only those who promote it so participate.) Men are erring more and more every day and driving each other into far perverse errors. ”Take heed to thyself and to doctrine: be earnest in them. For in doing this thou shalt save thyself and they that hear thee.” I Timothy 4:16 The only answer is to study the truth. Turn of the television and tune out the doctrines of devils, which emanate therefrom and rather study the truths of the Faith and ground yourself in doctrine. Only in this way can you ever hope to survive the coming chastisement and find the road to heaven, as now you are probably on the road to hell.
REMOTE PREPARATIONS OF THE FORCES OF EVIL
“Go out of her, my people; that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven; and the Lord hath remembered her iniquities,” Apocalypse 18:4-5 First and foremost all must completely separate themselves from the synogogue of satan which we can call the church of Antichrist. This is the one world religion, of which many are members. We could spend many pages proving that the Traditionalists, Protestants, Vatican II Conciliar Church members and the New Age Movement are all working toward the same goal, and are all branches of the same Antichristian octopus. However, the purpose of this instruction is to prepare all of us to survive the three days and to gain heaven. To be sure that you are out of the church of Antichrist you must be morally certain that you are in the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ, for, "He you is not with Me is against me" (Matthew 12:30 and Luke 1:23) This is the Church founded on the Rock (Petrus), Peter, and His Successor, Pope Michael, by the providence of God and through no personal merit. The world after the three days will be radically different than it is today. The modern conveniences we have grown to love and depend on may not work, because of lack of electricity, natural gas, etc. Therefore we must prepare to be able to live without them, if we cannot provide them ourselves without depending on some outside source. (In a later section and after Easter will shall consider conditions afterwards in more detail) Above all and this cannot be stressed enough LIVE AS BECOMES SAINTS, for only Great Saints shall obtain heaven in these days. It is not sufficient to be one of the remnant, who has found the true Faith, but one must also avoid sin and the near occasion of sin and take up your cross patiently and without murmuring.
Modern Thought and Practice is Inspired by Satanism
We shall compare the teachings of Anton Levay in his Satanic Bible to the thought and practice of the world today. The similarity is astounding until you realize that there are only two forces in the world, God and Satan. God is good, Satan is evil. There is no middle ground. You are either for God or against God. If you are against God, then you are for Satan, you are antiChrist. The forces of antichrist are the forces of Satan. These excerpts from the Satanic Bible will prove that Satan has inspired modern thought:
Nine Satanic Statements
1. Satan represents indulgence, instead of abstinence! 5. Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek! 7. Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his "divine spiritual and intellectual development", has become the most vicious animal of all!
9. Satan has been the best friend the church has ever had, as he has kept it in business all these years! This last statement is of paramount importance, because it is true as regard all the false religions. Jesus Christ founded one Church (see Matthew 16:18); all other churches and religions are the invention of the Devil in order to mislead if possible, even the elect!
The Book of Satan
I:8: I break away from all conventions that do not lead to my earthly success and happiness (This is nothing more than the dictum of the world Do your own thing.) II:6: No creed must be accepted upon authority of a "divine" nature. Religions must be put to the question. No moral dogma must be taken for granted-no standard of measurement deified. There is nothing inherently sacred about moral codes. Like the wooden idols of long ago, they are the work of human hands, and what man has made, man can destroy! (This is the exaltation of man over all moral laws and thus the false idea of religious liberty and religious indifference.) IV:1: Life is the great indulgence-death, the great abstinence. Therefore, make the most of life-HERE AND NOW! (This is the dictum of the world Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you will be dead. Anton Levay devotes much to self-indulgence, but our room here allows only a passing glance at many things.) IV:3: Say unto thine own heart, "I am mine own redeemer. (The distance from here to the doctrine of the new age that we are all gods, and its many errors is very short. If we are our own redeemer, then we also are the sole determiner of right and wrong for ourselves, and therefore can do what we wish without fear of sin. The logical conclusions from this are horrifying!)
You Are Your Own 'God'
The highest of all holidays in the Satanic religion is the date of one's own birth. This is in direct contradiction to the holy of holydays of other religions, which deify a particular god who has been created in an athropormorphic form of their own image, thereby showing that the ego is not really buried. The Satanist feels: "Why not really be honest and not create that god as yourself." Every man is a god if he chooses to recognize himself as one. So, the Satanist celebrates his own birthday as the most important holiday of the year. This false exaltation of ourselves as gods can be seen in the worldly practice of celebrating birthdays above all other holidays. Even Christians have naively participated in this exaltation. We should rather celebrate the day of our spiritual birth, the day we were Baptized. We should only celebrate two birthdays, the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ and that of His Holy Immaculate Mother.
THE CHASTISEMENT How Bad Will It Be?
“And God seeing that the wickedness of men was great on the earth, and that all the thought of their heart was bent upon evil at all times, it repented Him that He had made man upon the earth. And being touched inwardly with sorrow of heart, He said: I will destroy man, whom I have created.” Genesis 6:5-7 The sins that caused God to repent of having created man were lesser sins than man has committed in our times. These men did not have the teaching of Christ, infallibly protected by His Church. We can see three rejections in history, each worse than its predecessor. The first brought the flood; the second brought the crucifixion and our salvation which is the rejection by the Jews; the third is the rejection of God by the Gentiles, which is far worse than the rejection of God by the Jews, who said, "Let His Blood be upon us and upon our children." and "Crucify Him!" Therefore this last rejection cannot fail to bring the worst of all punishments from Almighty God. The conversion of the Jews is at hand, and the condemnation of the Gentiles equally at hand.
All Warning Ignored by This Perverse Generation
“For, as in those days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, even till that day in which Noe entered into the ark.”, Matthew 24:38. Eating and drinking: that is indulging their lower nature, eating as they wish (ignoring the duty of fasting and denying ourselves), and drinking (i.e. indulging in alcohol and drugs, which is two-fold-that of the indulger and of the reformed alcoholic and/or drug addict who has only given up this vice, but not vice in general.) Those who do fast, often fast for the glory of their body and not for the greater honor and glory of God, or in order to do penance for their sins. All is done out of self-love. Marrying and giving in marriage: No one marries without at least some hope for the future. Many enter marriage with little concern for the obligations involved, which is the reason for divorce. Although with easier divorce many may subconciously hold divorce as an out in the back of their mind; they enter their first marriage with a grandiose idea and unreasonable selfish expectations, expecting this marriage to last. Almost all will ignore the warnings of the coming chastisement, including this warning, which We wish spread to any who might listen. Time grows short, and yet many still indulge themselves and their own wisdom, rejecting the wisdom of God.
THE CONSPIRACY, PROPHESY AND THESE TIMES
The system of Antichrist is leading to a kingdom of Antichrist opposite to the Kingdom of Christ. Their goal is the New Age, a New World Order. They know the prophesies, especially the Biblical prophesies. They know that people expect an antichrist, so they have planned one for their own purposes. Their antichrist will actually be set up in order to give them a thesis to contradict, then they contradict the thesis, the result being a synthesis or compromise between the two ideas, which is their goal. They know people expect two witnesses, Enoch and Elias, and they have two witnesses planned to prophesy of their great new age to come. They engineered the taking away of he who withholdeth, and they did this in 1958 by usurping the Papacy. However to fool the elect, they have stated that he who withholdeth is Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, which they claim is withholding everything at this moment. In fact it would not be surprising to see them suspend Traditionalism just long enough to bring in their false antichrist, then they will restore the Tridentine Mass under a New Age Church as one optional form of worship. (Remember their doctrine that ALL religions are leading to the same goal, which was implicitly accepted by Vatican II) They expect great catastrophes, and have the technology to produce them. Following this catastrophe, they think they will institute their New Age with a much smaller population. Their goal of reducing the population is being promoted by several of their organizations.
How Does the Conspiracy Know What To Do?
Many wonder how the conspiracy knows what to do in order to herd us toward their goal of a Satanic New Age. (The fact that the secret societies are working ultimately together for Satan is indisputable.) There is a science using mathematics by which one can predict what effect a given stimulus will have on the population of a nation or even of the whole world. Using this science they constructed a plan of systematic stimuli to lead to a New World Order. This plan is engineered to last for centuries, since they knew that the job of thoroughly brainwashing the world would take centuries. In their plan in this century we have see two world wars, a great depression and Vatican II to name a few of the more radical tools. Roe vs Wade and the current shift towards its overturning are both tools of the conspiracy. To put this plan into action they use a two-fold approach. The first is obvious, such as Communism, Socialism, Protestantism, etc. The second is through an ultra-secret society controlling a network of secret societies, paving the way to their new age. We naively identify one tool of this age old conspiracy of principalities and powers and IMMEDIATELY assume the organization opposing them to be good. This is indeed foolish as we can see both pro-Jew and the anti-Jew controlled by the same conspiracy. (The term anti-semetic is not correct, as the Arabs are also semites, therefore to be anti-semetic is to be anti Jew and anti Arab.) They set up a thesis (Vatican II Church for instance) and an antithesis (Conservative Catholicism and Traditionalism) to reach a synthesis (New age, one branch of the one world religion, which is just another name for many heresies throughout the centuries, which many will identify as Freemasonry.). It is logical that whatever stimulus they apply will have two reactions,
acceptance and rejection; therefore they control both sides to capture and control the opposition and guide both sides to their goal. What must be remembered is that both sides are tools of the same Antichristian conspiracy. Both sides work for the same master, Satan. We must also remember that there is nothing new under the sun. The conspiracy proposes old heresies under new names in order to deceive, if possible even the elect. They are illusionists and magicians using smoke and mirrors in order to fool us. It is said that our largest punishment is to suffer from our own pride. Man in his pride has said to God, that he can run the world better than God can. In this part of the twentieth century God has said, "I will punish you in the worst way I know how, by letting you have your wish to run the world. We can compare this to the Jews who asked for a king in the Old Testament, when they had no need for one but wanted one because of human respect. The mystery of iniquity has worked for centuries for this day, thinking human wisdom can lead us to a wonderful new age, a heaven on earth. The fulfillment of some of their false prophesies can be seen from the factoring of these prophesies into their equations and deliberately fulfilling them. This has led further to the deception of the elect, since they have written and promoted false prophesies and then fulfilled part of them in order to get the elect to work for their goal, which is the rest of these prophesies. They will have a false antichrist and false witnesses to replace the true antichrist and Enoch and Elias. However, we may never see them because God will intervene in a most terrible manner as we shall soon see. What may very well happen is that the forces of Antichrist will cause the Great Earthquake and the Three Days of Darkness, and what better punishment can we have than to cause our own chastisement, which we so richly deserve? However, their plan has not been unopposed or without problems. Although they can account for general reactions, they cannot account for individual actions. For this reason they have think tanks tracking various people who can thwart their efforts. When some thing thwarts their efforts and plan, they get out the slide rules, calculators and now computers and determine what it will take to get back on track. Imagine their consternation on July 18, 1870, when Pope Pius IX st the Vatican Council defined papal infallibility. We can see their fine hand in various works, minimizing this doctrine making infallibility almost non-existent. We must remember that their main goal is the elimination of the papacy. We can see their agents working toward this end not only in the Vatican II Church, but among the Traditionalists as well. The greatest enemy of the system of Antichrist is the papacy, the Vicar of Christ, guarantor of doctrine. “And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry: and shall send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on earth.” Apocalypse 11:10 The last shock will be their own death in the chastisement, which they probably initiated to kill us in order to bring on their New Age.
The Use of Music by the System of Antichrist
The Catholic Encyclopedia tells us, "In his house the proscribed man (Arius, the heretic), always a ready writer, composed in verse and prose a defense of his position which he termed 15
'Thalia'. ... He is also said to have published songs for sailors, millers, and travelers, in which his creed was illustrated." (Volume I, page 719) Many others have used this tool in the service of Antichrist throughout history. Let us look at a recent appearance of this in an article from The Kansas City Star, 'Heavy metal has rock of ages', August 4, 1985: Solid Rock was a part of a growing movement of young evangelical Christians who like their gospel with a backbeat. While the beat may have resembled the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy with the Devil", the lyrics were more like "Holy, Holy, Holy, Holy".
During the invasion of Panama, Manuel Noriega sought sanctuary in the Papal Nunciature. During his stay there the United States troops surrounding the building played rock music for three days and nights. Let us quote from an article in the January 21, 1990 Kansas City Star, 'If loud rock music is warfare, this nation is in trouble': Supposedly, the U.S. Army's psychological warfare experts drove the Panamanian dictator to desperation and surrender, as well as driving the papal nuncio and hundreds of the nunciature's neighbors insane and angry, by using a boom box to belt out rock 'n' roll for three days. My own favorite was Bobby Fuller's "I Fought the Law (and the Law Won)", which was repeatedly played. But my question: If loud rock music is a form of psychological warfare intended to make adversaries give up, to break their will, why do we allow it day and night on our air waves? If it has been proved that tough hardened generaliccimos like Noriega can be driven to face a lifetime in prison rather than hear any more of it, why do we allow our children to listen to it non- stop? Why is it played in restaurants while we are eating? Why is it piped into airplanes before takeoff? Why is it a staple of daily life on every street corner? When I was 12 years old, rock 'n' roll burst on the scene. Some smart people, including my parents, said that it was an attack on the human brain and on all that was dear to Western culture. Could they have been right? Is rock what has caused the decay of American life, from schools to homes to freeways? I once read about a test showing that rock music interfered with brain functioning, made the listener feel slightly "high" but prevented sustained thought and contemplation. Is this what has been messing up decision-making at every level of society? Rock 'n' roll is war against ourselves. Billy Idol as anarchist. A nation killing itself through its ears. I'm scared. I am scared tpo, as we shall consider in more detail in a moment. First let us comment that the use of rock music in the illegal invasion of Panama would be considered cruel and unusual punishment, which is forbidden by the Constitution. Yes, the invasion was illegal, for if we can go to Panama and force a change in government, why couldn't someone come here and do the same thing for the same reason, since our own government has been alleged to be a contributor to the drug problem.
Rock, a Violation of the Fifth Commandment
We know that we are not allowed to intentionally inflict harm on our bodies, whether it be suicide or mutilation. Rock is played at 100 to 140 decibels. (100 decibels is 10 times worse than 90 decibels, etc., similar to the Richter Scale for earthquakes). OSHA requires that employees wear ear protection if they are subjected to 85 decibels over an eight hour day. At 100 decibels, two hours exposure is the government limit. Rustling leaves are ten decibels; an average home is 50; busy traffic is 75; a subway is 90 and many manufacturing plants are at 100 decibels. A car horn is 120 decibels and a Jet Aircraft taking off is 140 decibels. Intentional subjection of oneself to loud music of any kind at these levels is definitely immoral and a form of self mutilation through intentional destruction of the ear.
Ann Landers is Worried
Normally this would not concern us, since her philosophy and theology as given to us daily in the newspaper is often antichristian. However, she occasionally is worried about the right things, even if for the wrong reasons. Let us quote from several of her columns: Rock assault July 24, 1988 Dear Ann Landers: You certainly stirred up a hornets nest with that column about rock concerts. A few days later I read an item by the Scripps Howard News Service that gave strong support to the theory that rock music is more damaging than we thought. Here it is: "A physicist and a neurobiologist recently conducted an experiment to test the effects of background sounds on laboratory mice. "Harvey Bird of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, N.J., and Gervasia Schreckenberg of Georgian Court College in Lakewood, N.J., had one group of mice spend eight weeks exposed to the discordant drumbeat of rock. "When placed in a maze, says Schreckenberg, these mice took much longer to find their food. There were wandering off with no sense of direction. The mice that had spent eight week listening to Johann Strauss waltzes performed normally. When dissected, the brains of the rats that had been subjected to eight weeks of rock music revealed abnormal neuron structures in the region associated with learning and memory." Interesting? It proves what I have long suspected. A continual assault on the auditory system can cause brain damage. This goes along with our thesis about rock music being contrary to the fifth commandment. Although Ann Landers does not agree with this writer or the article, we must conclude that there is cause for concern. My own experience will prove this. In 1977 and 1978 I worked for McDonalds. On a normal evening it took from 20 to 30 minutes to close the store after closing time with a three man crew. This was the norm throughout the fall, winter and spring. However, with summer came a surge of teenagers and one brought in the practice of turning on a radio immediately after closing time, playing rock. Closing time went from 30 minutes to an hour and fifteen minutes with a four man crew with me performing almost half the work, because I wanted to get away from this assault on my ears.
WARNING: The following section contains explicit material, which is not suitable for younger readers! Parents, take caution before allowing your children to read this material and I would strongly recommend that you rather read sections of it to them and explain them and omit others. This material is only presented to show how bad these things have become, and can be omitted by those who do not participate in rock music. Rock 'n' roll music encourages sex, drugs, violence, reader says July 27, 1985 I must write it because I firmly think that part of what is wrong with teenagers today has a lot to do with their music. Nobody can listen to rock 'n' roll for hours on end for weeks, months and years, and not be seriously affected. Sex is the underlying theme of most rock songs. Some of the titles are so suggestive you couldn't print them in a family newspaper. Add the drug culture influences to what we read in 'The Wall Street Journal' about the children of the affluent today. They expect to enjoy all the luxuries their parents have but don't want to work. I am concerned about our beautiful country. The Russians won't have to fire a shot. Realistic in Minnesota I have not quoted the entire article, for it covers serious objection to rock music, which we will consider in more detail later on. Ann replies with an open offer to hear the other side despite the clear statements of a serious problem. Antichrist will not have to fire a shot for music has so numbed us over the past centuries to become his willing servants, through service to ourselves, that is by doing our own thing, as rock and other music tells us. Much of today's music is frightening garbage I have enclosed a photocopy of the lyrics to the Police song "Murder by Numbers". ... And you'll find your conscience bothers you much less. Because murder is like anything you take to Its a habit-forming need for more and more. ... Not only does the current music encourage violence, but it also promotes sexual promiscuity and is extremely provocative. Dear Delaware: ... The titles tell the story. Here are a few printable examples: "Hot Love" by Cheap Trick "Let's Go to Bed" by the Cure "Ready, Willing and Able" by Lita Ford "You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC "You Give Good Love" by Whitney Houston "Tease me" by Junie Morrison "Love and First Feel" by AC/DC "Fire Down Below" by Bob Seger I agree this is pretty trashy stuff. But if we try to suppress it, there would be loud cries about censorship and the First Amendment.
Let them cry about censorship. This problem is enough to prove that there is an absolute necessity of the moral law to govern the secular state, and that the First Amendment is contrary to the Law of God. It should be noticed that this letter came from an 'Easter Liberal', who liked the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. From the mouths of babes come some astonishing words 1986 Our firstborn son showed signs of being precocious at 3 months. When we heard music that pleased him he smiled. (No, it wasn't gas) he did not like rock 'n' roll. Whenever he heard it he cried. When we played heavy metal he screamed. At 4 and a half months he could say "Mamma" and "Daddy" and "no!" ... This child is trying to tell us that this music is not in any way pleasing to the ear. Let us hope that his parents and ALL parents will turn off the radio and television and supply something far more suitable to the proper development of children. Mother petrified at rock concert February 7, 1988 “I consider myself fairly open-minded but I was shocked senseless by what I saw and heard. “The language of the kids around me was unreal. Every other word started with F or S. When one of the rock stars appeared in a G-string the crowd went wild. That fellow was 99 7/8 percent naked. “The audio was turned up and the audience went crazy. My eardrums began to pop but no one else seemed to mind, in fact they loved it. then the kids around me started to light up joints. People all over the place began to toss firecrackers. I swear, Ann Landers, I have never been so petrified in all my life, not only for me but for every person in that building. There were broken bottles all other the place and several fights going on. The police were no where to be seen. “I lost track of people who had to be carried out. Some were unconscious. Others were hysterical. I saw two couples having sex right out in the open. Others were taking their clothes off all over the place. When the concert ended there was an incredible stampede. I was afraid if I fell I would be stomped to death. I prayed for strength to stay on my feet. “On the way home (still shaking). I told my daughter that she would not go to another rock show as long as she lived in my house, no matter how old she was. And I am going to stick to it.” The obvious immorality at this particular concert is sufficient to condemn it.
Names of Groups and Songs that Are Perverted
Let us consider some of the more obviously perverted names: Judas Priest: which means a priest, who has gone over to work for the devil "Eat Me Alive", by Judas Priests, that describes forced sex at gun point. Iron Maiden: which is a medieval torture device Motley Crue:, which probably means a motley crew, which is a crew that is disheveled and lacks class. 19
WASP (We Are Sexually Perverted) KISS (Knights in Satan's Service) Color Me Badd Public Enemy Naughty by Nature Skid Row: being the place where bums drink bolt whisky out of bottles, and whores can be found at a cheap price. Deicide: being the crime of killing God. This would obviously be an incitement to sin, which is the ultimate cause of the crucifixion. "Deicide are satanists and proud of it, right down to the inverted cross branded into the bassist's forehead.", reports the Kansas City Star ('Keep an ear on their ears', February 25, 1992. The balance of our information in this list comes from this article ) "Lucifuge" by Danzig: The liner folds out into an inverted crucifix. "Parents Just Don't Understand" by DJ Jazzy and the Fresh Prince "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" by Van Halen. If one looks closely at the first letter of each word in this song title, one will realize what they mean. The origin of this crass word comes from the days of flogging in the navy. Men committing this act were flogged for unlawful carnal knowledge. To simplify record keeping they simply used the first letter of each word of the crime. Flogging should be brought back and these among many other criminals should be lined up for the punishment their crimes so richly deserve. Michael Jackson. "Dangerous" It's easy to forget that this guy makes records considering that it is his videos and bizarre lifestyle that get all the attention. His notorious "Black or WHite" video - replete with shots of Jackson stroking his crotch and smashing car windows - probably wouldn't even have warranted a second look if children weren't his primary audience. As for his music, he remains generally child-friendly, although "Give In to me" sounds suspiciously like a date-rape fantasy. We ask our readers pardon for the graphic material in the above section, but it is necessary to accurately demonstrate the current state of perversion. End of area covered by warning
Is Rock the Only Evil
Do not think that rock is the only perversion of music. Throughout history we find many perversions of music, rock being the worst and most antichristian.
New Age Music
"One of these days I'll be so complete I won't be human. I will be a god", John Denver. After the development of rock music we have a progression to a more perverse form of music. This music is pleasing to the senses unlike rock, which assaults the senses. Therefore it is easier to pervay to all classes. The following quotes are from Bob Larson's Straight Answers on the New Age
"Nothing has done more to promote mainstream movement acceptance than New Age music, already a $100 million a year business. derisively referred to by some as yuppie elevator music, its ascetic appeal attracts those who want to set emotional modes for mind trips." This sounds a lot like the aim of rock, when coupled with mind altering drugs. However, with new age music one has the mind altering without the drugs! "Andrea Vollenweider, a Swiss harpist specializing in New age music, says of the genre, 'with this music, you can build a bridge between the conscious and subconscious ... to excite our spirituality." Since they are inspiring spirituality and it is not Christian spirituality it must be Satanic spirituality! "Steven Bergman, who promotes New Age music, says, 'Most of us benefit from love music that calms us, nurtures us, and inspires us. It plays a fundamental roll in the transition to a new age. We want to spread this vibrant energy as far as we can." "Instrumental New Age music is designed to engage the intuitive right brain, evoking imagination and altered states of consciousness. In the words of Suzanne Doucet, a recording artist, New Age music's purpose is to, "create serenity in a world of aural pollution, as well as to help fill a global need for inner peace, harmony and understanding." This sounds innocuous, but global peace, harmony and understanding can ONLY come through complete submission of every man, woman and child to the will of Almighty God, and not through the new age movement. "Q: is there anything spiritually dangerous about New Age music composers? "A: It is generally recognized that New Age musicians indulge in various forms of occult meditation and cosmic awareness philosophies. Some of them freely admit using transchanneling as a source of inspiration. ..." By using trans-channeling new agers link up with the Devil, and therefore their music composed under this trance is Satanic! "Q: Can New Age musicians contact the spirit world? "A: One New Age composer referred to channeling assistance from 'co-operative, cocreative wave lengths and dimension.' That same composer described his music as a 'psychospiritual technology' providing 'emotional, psychologicaland spiritual nourishment', resulting in 'peace, joy, and bliss and the opportunity for all of us to rediscover in ourselves our highest nature.' The benefits claimed by New Age music are precisely the same advantages offered by the Word of God.Thus, some forms of New Age music,by certain composers, would be biblically labeled as demon-inspired, proposing counterfeit benefits to lead people away from the Lord."
Mr. Larson proceeds in the next question to tell us that not all of new age music is dangerous. However, since they preach not only by their melody but also by their lyrics, all new age music must be considered as possibly dangerous. Since no one may needlessly place himself in a remote near occasion of sin, one may not listen to doubtful music, such as new age. Of course, as Mr. Larson observes some new age music is definitely dangerous and must be avoided. "Background music has long been used to reduce stress and provide a placid environment. Now, some New Age healers say the right music can cure depression, diagnose mental illness, and reduce the effects of surgery. Their ideas are based on the theories of Pythagoras, the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician. He taught his students to cleanse themselves of fear, worry, and anger by daily singing. Another example cited by music therapists is when King Saul's despondency was soothed by David's harp. "Q: What is wrong with music therapy if David played his harp to soothe the despondency of Saul? "A: The curative power of David's music had nothing to do with the vibrations of notes on the shepherd's harp resonating with Saul's mind and emotions. Scripture plainly tells us that the king's desolation resulted from the influence of an evil entity. It was the God David worshipped and the Holy Spirit his music invoked who calmed Saul's restless soul." Mr. Larson is partially correct. However, he reveals himself to be part of the new age, by his reference to, "the God David worshipped", and ,"Holy Spirit. The first statement implies that there are other gods. What he should have said is It was God, who David worshipped, and the Holy ghost... The use of the term holy spirit to represent the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity is incorrect. Although the Latin word Spiritus Sanctus literally translates Holy Spirit, in English the term Holy Ghost represents the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, whereas the modern introduction of holy spirit connotates another more dangerous meaning: "In her already much quoted book, the Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, Constance Cumbey even describes the New Age replacement for the Trinity--something new Agers call the 'Solar Trinity' or 'Logii'. In this evil trinity, the father is described as will, the son, 'love-wisdom', and 'the holy spirit' as 'active intelligence'! This is the error of rationalism, the elevation of man's reason to the heights of deity itself; the 'man as god' teaching of Montini, Roncalli, and their successors.", Will the Catholic Church Survive the Twentieth Century?, page 144
What Is the Purpose of Music?
In his Summa Theologica St. Thomas says, "Jerome does not absolutely condemn singing, but reproves those who sing theatrically in church not in order to arouse devotion, but in order to show off, or to provoke pleasure." II-II, Q91, A2, Reply 2 As the Philosopher says "Teaching should not be accompanied with flute or any artificial instrument such as the harp or anything else of this kind: but only with such things as make good hearers." For such like musical instruments move the soul to pleasure rather than create a good disposition within it. In the Old testament instruments of this description were employed, both because the people were more course and carnal, so that they needed to be aroused by such 22
instruments and also by earthly promises, and because these material instruments were figures of something else., Reply 4 The soul is distracted from that which is sung by a chant that is employed for the purpose of giving pleasure. But if the singer chant for the sake of devotion, he pays more attention to what he says, both because he lingers more thereon, and because as Augustine remarks, "each affection of our spirit, according to its variety, has its own appropriate measure in the voice and singing, by some hidden correspondence wherewith it is stirred." The same applies to the hearers, for even if some of them understand not what is sung, yet they understand why it is sung, namely, for God's glory: and this is enough to arouse their devotion., Reply 5. Rev. Gerald M Paris O.P. in his Summa Abriged comments on this article, "Music, however, that is intended for purposes of ostentation or pleasure, rather than to excite devotion, is to be condemned." The primary end of music is the worship of Almighty God. Secondary to that is the proper instruction of the faithful in the truths of the Faith through the liturgy of the Church. Just as rock is used to inculcate the doctrines of Antichrist, music should properly inculcate ONLY the doctrines of God.
Disdain for Gregorian Chant, a Cause of the Current Crisis
Gregorian chant is the center of ecclesiastical music of the Western Rite. However, how many Catholics educated in Catholic schools prior to 1958 can sing Gregorian Chant properly? How many know the common chants of the Mass. Frightfully few Catholics know this most important part of the worship of God. This disdain began during the last century especially, even from the Clergy, who should lead the people in the worship of Almighty God. Even the Traditionalists, who claim to hold fast to the traditions of the Church for the most part reject Gregorian Chant. Few traditionalist choirs venture to sing any Gregorian beyond the common chants of the Mass and the use of psalm-tone to chant the propers. Rather they stress the use of polyphony in order to please the hearers, and themselves, rather than to learn Gregorian chant, which takes one's mind from matters earthly to contemplation of things Divine! Although polyphony has a place in Sacred Music, its place is secondary to that of Gregorian, which should be learned and mastered first. Much modern 'church' music has no place in church whatsoever.
Music as Recreation
St. Thomas does not consider the matter of purely secular music, which may not have existed in his day, since the introduction of secular music to please man did not occur until the Renaissance (Rebirth of paganism). Although some may condemn all secular music, we believe this to be too extreme. A moderate use of secular music, which is pleasing and serves the end of recreation, that is to prepare man to return to his work again refreshed, is indeed permissible. Even the legitimate use of modest dancing by married people is permissible, provided this is kept to its proper place. The unmarried must remember that dancing may only be used as a part of courting or by those who are seeking marriage and then with the due precautions. Clergy,
religious and those pursuing the single state must refrain from dancing, although the single may indulge in folk dancing to a certain extent.
Several events will precede the three days, and these should be considered briefly.
THE TWO WITNESSES
“Behold I will send you Elias the prophet, before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their fathers: lest I come, and strike the earth with anathema.” Malachias 4:5-6. “And there was given me a reed, like unto a rod. And it was said to me: arise and measure the temple of God and the altar and them that adore therein. But the court which is without the temple, cast out and measure it not: because it is given unto the Gentiles. And the holy city they shall tread under foot two and forty months.: And I will give unto my two witnesses: and they shall prophesy, a thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if any man will hurt them, fire shall come out of their mouth and shall devour their enemies. And if any man will hurt them, in this manner must he be slain. These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophesy: and they have power over waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with all plagues as often as they will. And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the abyss shall make war against them and shall overcome them and shall kill them. And their bodies shall lie in the streets of the great city which is called spiritually Sodom and Egypt: where their Lord also was crucified. And they of the tribes and peoples and tongues and nations shall see their bodies for three days and a half: and they shall not suffer their bodies to be laid in sepulchers. And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them and make merry: and shall send gifts one to another, because these two prophets tormented them that dwell on earth. And after three days and a half, the spirit of life from God entered into them. And they stood upon their feet: and great fear fell upon them that saw them. And they heard a great voice from heaven saying to them: Come up hither. And they went up to heaven in a cloud: and their enemies saw them. And at that hour there was made a great earthquake; and the tenth part of the city fell. And there were slain in the earthquake, names of men, seven thousand: and the rest were cast into fear and gave glory to God in heaven.” Apocalypse 11:1-13. Traditionally it is held that the two witnesses will be Enoch and Elias, who both were taken away from earth and have yet to die. For thousands of years they have prepared for their three and a half year prophesy. Enoch comes to preach to the Gentiles; Elias to the Jews. Notice they come after the measuring of the temple. This measuring of the temple could be the removal of uncertainty as to who is and who is not Catholic. This uncertainty was removed on July 16, 1990, when We were elected Successor of St. Peter, and it became necessary for each and every human creature to be subject to Us. And yet this is still not well known to the world. Although news of Our election was made known world-wide, many still do not know of Our election. The measuring of the temple may refer to the Bull In Coena Domini, 24
which was read every Holy Thursday until 1717, which We are renewing this Holy Thursday, since the expelling of heretics from the Church could be considered measuring the temple. Once the temple is measured, Enoch and Elias come to prophesy. It is interesting that there is no reference to what the Church is doing in this vision. It is probable that we in the Church are being cared for by God in a desert place as mentioned in the next chapter of Apocalypse, while Enoch and Elias are prophesying. The reference to two olive trees and the two candlesticks , could be an indication that they will be Bishops. To prophesy, which is another term for preaching, they must have jurisdiction which can only come from Us. Therefore before their public ministry, they shall come to Us for what is needed, since Christ stated, "Whatsoever thou shall bind...” They will probably die in Jerusalem, and their death will be carried live on television and replayed on the Nightly News. That the whole world could see their dead bodies was difficult to understand before the invention of television. Their resurrection is followed immediately by an earthquake, which probably leads to the great earthquake, which will soon follow.
THE DESTRUCTION OF ROME
“And there came one of the seven angels who had the seven vials and spoke to me, saying: Come, I will shew thee the condemnation of the great harlot, who sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication. And they who inhabit the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her whoredom. And he took me away in spirit into the desert. And I saw a woman sitting upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.” Apocalypse 17:1-3. Cardinals wear scarlet. The names of blasphemy are the heresies of apostate Rome under Antichrist. The kings of the earth have indeed become drunk on her whoredom, because she removed the scourge of justice from the unjust of the earth who have reigned unchecked for over thirty years. "And the woman was clothed round about with purple and scarlet, and gilt with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand, full of the abomination and filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: A mystery: Babylon the great, the mother of the fornications and abominations of the earth. And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And I wondered, when I had seen her, with great admiration.”, (Apocalypse 17:4-6), 17:9: “And here is the understanding that hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven hills, upon which the woman sitteth: and they are seven kings. 18: And the woman which thou sawest is the great city which hath kingdom over the kings of the earth.” Purple is the color of the habit of secular bishops. She is drunk with the blood of saints and martyrs, because she unjustly possesses their relics and churches. Apocalypse 17:9 determines that she lives in Rome, the seven-hilled city. The seven kings could be the Cardinal Bishops, which reigned over the seven suburban sees of Rome, until Roncalli usurped their authority making them mere figure heads. The great city which hath kingdom over the kings of the earth must also be Rome, because every creature must be subject to the Bishop of Rome. Peter by Divine inspiration chose Rome for the See on which to found the Papacy. Of course, the 25
harlot does not possess any legitimate authority but has usurped it and claims it because she is in Rome. "And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power: and the earth was enlightened with his glory. And he cried out with a strong voice saying: Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen: and is become the habitation of devils and the hold of every unclean spirit and the hold of every unclean and hateful bird: Because all nations have drunk of the wrath of her fornication; and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her; and the merchants of the earth have been made rich by the power of her delicacies. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying Go out from her, my people: that you be not partakers of her sins and that you receive not her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven: and the Lord hath remembered her iniquities. Render to her as she also hath rendered to you: and double, according to her works. In the cup wherein she hath mingled, mingle ye double unto her. As much as she hath glorified herself and lived in delicacies, so much torment and sorrow give ye to her. Because she saith in her heart, 'I sit a queen and am no widow: and sorrow I shall not see.'", Apocalypse 18:1-7. Go out from her my people Get out of the Church of Antichrist, the Synagogue of Satan, the Conciliar Church founded by the perfidious Second Vatican Council, which proclaims that it is the queen of all churches and sits no widow. (i.e. is not without a pope, although we have several anti-popes) Get out of the Traditionalist movement, which commits daily fornication by saying in their Mass, "una cum famulo tuo Papa nostro Joannes Paulo, And in union with Pope John Paul. Even those Traditionalists who omit these words commit fornication with her. The first group says that she is a queen, although unjustly so, but still a queen by saying that Wojtyla is materially pope. The second group rejects her regent, but appeals to her existence for justification for all manner of illegitimate operation and for their failure to be subject to the true Roman Pontiff. Therefore, shall her plagues come in one day, death and mourning and famine. And she shall be burnt with the fire: because God is strong, who shall judge her. And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived in delicacies with her, shall weep and bewail themselves over her, when they shall see her smoke burning: Standing afar off for fear of her torments, saying: Alas! alas! that great city, Babylon, that mighty city: for in one hour is thy judgement come. And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her: for no man shall buy their merchandise anymore. ... For in one hour are so great riches come to nought. ... And cried, seeing the place of her burning, saying: What city is like to this great city?, Apocalypse 18:1-18. The world shall consider the destruction of Rome a great tragedy. They will lament the loss of the city of the Caesars, as well as the city of the Popes, which they have stolen. Rejoice over her, thou heaven and ye holy apostles and prophets. For God hath judged your judgment upon her., Apocalypse 18:20.
The Universal Bankruptcy
And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her: for no man shall buy their merchandise anymore., Apocalypse 18:11. It is now twenty-six years since I announced to you the seven crises, the seven wounds and sorrows of Mary which should have to precede her triumph and our cure, 1. Inclemencies of seasons and innundations; 2. Diseases to animals and plants; 3. Cholera over men; 4. Revolutions; 5. Wars; 6. An universal bankruptcy; 7. Confusion, "The preceding evils have been mitigated through Mary's intercession, who detained the arm of her Son Jesus. Behold now the sixth calamity, the commercial crisis. Commerce marches to its ruin, because the axle, confidence, is shattered. There will be no respite between the sixth and seventh crises;", Venerable Magdalene Porzat. Few truly understand our current economic system. In fact very few understand that it is per se immoral. This may sound like a fantastic charge, but a simple understanding of this system proves this assertion. The monetary systems of the various countries is based on the same principle. Each country has a central bank, which creates money by loaning it to their government and to commercial banks. Note well that money is created in one way only, by loaning it into existence. The central bank charges what it calls interest, which is actually usury. (Usury being any charge for the use of a commodity that is consumed in its first use, such as wheat, cattle or money.) Now after one year there is owed the principle and first years interest to the central bank, but there is not enough money in existence to payoff the loan. Let us look at a simple example of a central bank charging one percent and loaning $1,000,000 into existence: Original loan $1,000,000 First years usury $ 10,000 Amount owed at end of first year $1,010,000 Less TOTAL amount of money in circulation - $1,000,000 ---------TOTAL AMOUNT OWED THAT CANNOT BE REPAID $ 10,000 After 75 years there will be $1,109,128.50 more money owed than is available, and this on the original $1,000,000 loan at one percent. One can easily see that at higher rates of usury this problem grows at an alarming rate. Since it is impossible to repay the central bank and new money is needed to keep the system running the central bank continues to loan money into existence further exacerbating the problem. The central bank controls the economy by varying the rate of usury and the availability of money, thus gaining for its owners ownership of assets. The money itself is worse than worthless, since for every dollar in your pocket three or more is owed to the central bank. The only real worth is property, both real property (called real estate)
and personal property. However, even this is not safe as they tax both kinds of property and can take it all away by default of paying taxes. People claim that our faith in God is insane, yet they have faith in money which will pass away. The key to every economy today is confidence or faith. As long as people have faith in your dollar bill they will accept it in payment for real goods and services. However, once that faith is lost they will no longer accept your dollar. One can see what the lack of confidence has done to currencies in various countries from Germany before Hitler came to power to many third world countries today. Once confidence is lost world wide, And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her: for no man shall buy their merchandise anymore., Apocalypse 18:11. It is interesting to note that the problem is far worse than the example above. In addition to the central bank loaning money into existence individual banks have the same power. Every bank is per se insolvent, for it cannot refund each and every depositor, if they all ask for their money at once. A bank takes in checking and savings accounts, which it promises to pay on demand and loans these out on thirty year mortgages. This alone is sufficient to cause a problem for they cannot honor their promise, because what they promise to pay today they have loaned to someone who is not obliged to repay for years. To make matters worse they can loan out six times what they have on deposit. So multiply the problem by six and you are closer to its true extent, although We believe that this brief explanation is still too optimistic.
The Collapse Is Near
One of the bulwarks of confidence and faith in the current monetary systems is a belief in the Social Security System. A book has recently come out entitled, Social Insecurity. Let us quote from an article that appeared in the Tuesday, January 21 Kansas City Star on page D-11 of the Business section: “There are many myths about Social Security. It is not, for example, a pension system in which workers and employers make contributions that are invested and then returned to workers when they retire. Rather, money for today's retirees comes from today's taxes. “ "The way it's currently set up," the Hardys write, "Social Security is a lot like a chain letter - with the baby boomers holding the broken end of the chain." If you or I promoted such an insolvent program, we would be called criminals, defrauding the poor, who pay most of the Social Security taxes. Many such chain letter scams are circulating today, and many are being jailed for promoting them. However, when the average person realizes that 7.5 percent of his wages are going to pay some retiree today, and that he likely will get nothing out of the bargain there will be a tax revolt, destroying confidence in the most sacred of government boondoggles. But perhaps the most enduring and troubling myth about Social Security, according to this book, is that the system is secure. "It has been successful so long," the authors write, "that people, even today, are unwilling to believe in anything but a happy future." The result is that the public is relying too much on a precarious program while not doing enough to have Congress change it, says Dorcas Hardy, the former commissioner of Social Security. Hardy, and her father, C. Colburn Hardy, a financial author, say the biggest problem is that under the current system there will not simply be enough money when the baby boomers retire. 28
Their solution is for people to, "not rely on Social Security, suggesting instead that they build their own retirement funds through a long-term savings plan." How many people will save? How many people can save? Today the Social Security tax is the most oppressive it has ever been, more oppressive than the entire tax burden, when the Social Security Tax was enacted. If they couldn't or wouldn't save then, what makes anyone think that anyone can or will save now? To be sure, Social Security today is running a surplus. As most know, the government collects billions more in payroll taxes than are needed to pay retirees. But that surplus isn't going into a trust fund, as it is supposed to. Rather, the government is issuing IOUs while spending the surplus to run the government operations. That means no real reserves are available to tap into when the program needs it. When the average worker realizes that his money is going out as fast as it comes in and not one red cent is being put aside, he will refuse to pay. Many will resort to Independent Contractor status and refuse to pay at the end of the year. The first to do this will be jailed, but very quickly others will join them. Many will avoid some of this oppressive and immoral tax through barter, which they will not report on their Income Tax Returns, and thus not pay income or Social Security taxes. And that day will come sooner than most people think. The Hardys say that starting in 2010, the Social Security budget will run a deficit and that deficit will get bigger and bigger from then on. The main reason is demographics. In 1990, three taxpayers supported each retiree. But, by 2030, the Hardys project, only two workers will support each beneficiary. Moreover, people are living longer. In 1935, the year the Social Security Act was signed into law, a man who turned 65 could expect to live 11.9 more years, and a woman 13.2 more years. By 1990, life expectancy at 65 jumped to 16 more years for men and 19.2 years for women. What is not said here is that the number of people paying in compared to those receiving Social Security was far higher, when the program was enacted. Social Security was never meant as a program to take care of retirees, but as an additional source of revenue. Of course, the biggest problem is people's belief in a right to retire. One should not retire, unless physically unable to work. True a man and woman, when they get older and have raised their children may not work as much as when they were younger. But, they should continue to work. They have grand-children to help raise and a large family in need of virtuous example from the older generation. If they can quit their 40-hour a week job and help out on the family farm to grow food for the family, this is indeed desirable. (We shall consider this in more detail in a later instruction) If they are free from work to provide for themselves or their family, then they are free for charitable work, and can then perform the spiritual and corporal works of mercy more easily. The Church does not provide for its clergy to retire. If a Bishop is no longer able to perform all of his functions, he is given a co-adjutor Bishop to assist him. If a pastor or other cleric is unable to perform his duties, he is transferred to an easier position. If finally, a cleric is totally unable to work, then he is retired in that he has no more obligations, although he is transferred some place where he can do light work for the Church, if he is able. The average
useful life expectancy of a Bishop or Cardinal is 80 years. And many clerics have worked beyond the age of 80, dying in their office they have faithfully discharged for decades. There was a private study done on those who retire completely. It was found that after their full retirement most were dead within a few years. However, those who retired from one position and pursued some other work, whether another job or charitable work, lived longer. As long as they stayed occupied with useful work in so far as they were able, their life expectancy was far better than if they totally retired. On February 17, 1992 the Associated Press reported that American's worked 140 more hours per year than they did twenty years ago, showing the increasing oppression of the System of Antichrist. What this article did not report is that their standard of living is dropping. AP reported that Americans have less leisure time. However, the fact that the two-income family is now the norm rather than the exception, causing untold problems, such as the latch-key child, was not reported. Daily We see reports of the situation worsening and the average person will not accept it much longer! What all this means is that when baby boomers - people born between 1946 and 1964 retire, they will face an uncertain future of income security. Their checks won't go to zero, but they're not likely to get the current average wage-replacement ratio of 40 percent. The seed of uncertainty has been sown. What was only reported in the lunatic press, that is ultraconservative press, is now making it into the regular press. The article from page ten of the business section, which the average worker tosses aside on the way to the sports page or funnies, will soon make it to page one, where he can't miss it.
Other Economic Problems
"We do not eat much now because we don't make enough money," the 26-year-old mother said. "We do without - what else can we do?", from an article in the February 10, 1992 Topeka Capital Journal, page 6-A, Russians can't afford food that fills stores. We can detail several causes of the current day ills and we shall consider these now. First and foremost there must be something basically wrong with a system which makes it difficult and even impossible for the average person to obtain sufficient food, clothing and shelter. This problem is not limited to Russia, but exists world-wide. We hear of famine in Ethiopia and homelessness in all of our cities. This problem simply did not exist in the ages of Faith.
Is City Life Desirable?
This may appear to be a strange question, but it is key to the problem faced by many in Russia, as well as the many problems we face today in the United States and elsewhere. In 1893 Pope Leo XIII said, "There are three influences which appear to Us to have the chief place in bringing about this downgrade movement of society. These are first, distaste for a simple life of labor; second, repugnance to suffering of any kind; third, forgetfulness of the future life.
We deplore - and those who judge things merely by the light of reason and according to the standard of the natural law join Us in deploring - that society is threatened with a serious danger in the growing contempt of those homely duties and virtues which make up the beauty of humble life. To this cause We may trace in the home the eagerness of children to withdraw themselves from the natural obligation of obedience to the parents, and their impatience of any form of treatment which is not of the indulgent and soft kind. "In the workman, it evinces itself in a tendency to desert his trade, to shrink from toil, to become discontented with his lot, to fix his gaze on things that are above him, and to expect a sudden redistribution of wealth. "We may observe the same attitude in many in their eagerness to exchange the life of rural districts for the excitements and pleasures of the town. Thus the equilibrium between classes in society is being destroyed, everything becomes unsettled, men's minds become prey to a jealousy and corroding envy, rights are openly trampled underfoot, and finally, the people, betrayed in their expectations, attack public order themselves in opposition to those who are charged to maintain it.", Laetitiae Sanctae of Pope Leo XIII, September 8, 1893 on the Rosary. In 1790 five percent of the people living in the United States lived in cities, the other 95 percent in rural districts. By 1890 just before Leo XIII wrote his encyclical 35 percent of the people lived in cities, which Leo XIII undoubtedly would consider excessive. At that time there were 36 acres per person in this country, so that there is no need for a large portion of the population to be in cities. In 1980 almost three out of every four people lived in cities. However, these statistics ignore one important fact, those living in rural districts now live in small towns and not on the farms. God wishes the majority of the people He creates to live on small acreages and raise most of their own food. Even city dwellers should do some of this. (We believe that Our Lord certainly would rather have us form small towns for necessary commerce, the modern metropolis and megalopolis being perversions.) Even though we have almost 230 million people in the United States in 1980 we still have 10 acres per person. A family can raise a great deal of its own food on five acres, therefore any complaint about a population explosion is invalid and a drive across country would easily demonstrate this. We only notice the population problem, because of the abnormality of large cities, where over 7 million people lived in 300 square miles in New York City in 1980. That is 23,600 people per square mile or 37 per acre. It is said that there are blocks where the residents of the buildings could not all get out and onto their street at the same time. The Russians face a similar problem as we can now see with the break up of the Communist regime and the institution of the worse evil of democracy. In Russia 173 million people live in cities out of 270 million overall or 64 percent. Although they have over 20 acres per person, most people choose the city. We know that after decades of crop failures, that the majority of their food is raised on the five acre private plots allowed to farmers, while the collective farms are quite unproductive. The Chinese have the highest population density with one billion people having only a little over 2 acres per person. And yet if everyone would return to the land, they could at least eat even in the most desperate of economic crisis. World wide we have seven and one half acres per person. Even if one considered half of that land useless (and this figure does not include Antartica) we still have more than enough to support our populations needs. Our problem is the lust for inordinate wealth and the bright lights of the city, which Pope Leo XIII decried in 1893. And yet what are cities? Are they havens of culture? The main culture
in cities today is the drug culture, pornography and a host of other evils too numerous to list. Crime is rampant and one cannot be safe in any part of a city. Even the cost of living is higher than the rural districts. Further it is far more difficult to have a garden and raise livestock and chickens to provide for oneself in a city. Although small cities are a necessary evil, only those who must live there should live in them. The temptations are greater in the city, so if one can provide his needs elsewhere he should do so.
Some Other Causes of the Financial Meltdown
Some consider that we will have another crash similar to the one in 1929. However, we will have a complete failure of the economic system as all faith in it will be lost. We shall consider briefly two stories, which illustrate further the inherent immorality and insanity of the current economic system. In the mid '60's the United States Agriculture Department informed farmers that they considered that it was no long cost effective for farmers to raise their own gardens, thus making the farmers who listened to this insane advice dependent upon the System of Antichrist. Such dependency is immoral and insane. Farmers and even city dwellers should be as self-sufficient as possible. When one considers that not only does one save money by producing one's own goods, but one also saves the taxes one would pay at the store, and even income taxes on the income necessary to buy these goods. The next story is about our local doctor, Old-fashioned medicine, February 15, 1992, Topeka Capital Journal, pages 1C and 2C: Practicing medicine was different in 1965 when the Doctor was fresh out of medical school. Back then, he said, things were more simple. Medicare insurance and other third parties weren't calling the shots on how doctors should provide their services - or how much they should charge. Ironically, he said, there also wasn't a health care crisis then. People seemed to get the services they needed on a fee-for-service basis. And doctors could determine how much they charged, so people could get the help they needed. "When I came into the practice," he said, "we could charge whatever the h--- we wanted to charge. If you had a lot of money, we could charge $500 for an operation. If you didn't, we could do it for free." "I, fortunately, practiced for a couple of years before medicare came in," he added, "When people couldn't pay you, we took care of them for nothing. It was kind of an unwritten rule - about 20 percent of the people couldn't pay, and you took care of them anyway." About 12 or 14 years ago, he said, insurance companies and the federal government delivered a book "the size of an old family Bible." The book included minimum and maximum fees doctors could charge patients for "everything from taking a splinter out of someone's butt to brain surgery." "The rules were made by people who didn't know what the hell they were doing", he said.
He didn't like that set of regulations any more than the rest, and wrote letters to the insurance companies and the federal government, telling them how the new regulations were going to force him to raise his rates. He said no one wrote back. Let us estimate that from 1965 to the present prices have gone up three and a half times. Can you get an operation now for $1,750? (Three and a half times $500)
THE THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS
Although on some points we cannot be certain, we can venture a probable opinion. What follows comes from Biblical sources and from private prophesies. As we have alluded to earlier we suspect that some private prophesies as having been distorted by the enemies of the Church. Let us therefore consider several points. First the Bible is infallible. Second, the works of Saints are determined to be free from error, so our only source of doubt here is whether the prophesy actually came from the Saint in question. If many prophesies agree on one point, then they form a more probable basis than a single prophesy does alone. If a prophet has been accurate on past predictions, then their predictions for the future are more probably correct. In all things We remind the faithful to exercise extreme caution.
SUN AND MOON DARK
The darkness discussed could very well be caused by a multitude of volcanos, which are triggered off by the earthquakes. Mt. St. Helens eruption in 1981 caused a localized darkness over many square miles by the ash it spewed forth. This is one possible explanation of the darkness. We have eight sources confirming this, and would like to quote a few of them. Joel 2:10, "The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood: before the great and dreadful day of the Lord doth come.", Joel 2:31, "The sun and moon are darkened: and the stars have withdrawn their shining.", Joel 3:15 "For the stars of heaven and their brightness shall not display their light: the sun shall be darkened in his rising, and the moon shall not shine with her light.", Isaias 13:10 "And I will cover the heavens then thou shalt be put out, and I will make the stars thereof dark. I will cover the sun with a cloud and the moon shall not giver her light. I will make all the lights of heaven to mourn over thee: and I will cause darkness upon thy land, saith the Lord God, when thy wounded shall fall in the midst of the land, saith the Lord God.", Ezechial 3:7-8 Read also Wisdom chapter 17 and Wisdom 18:1.
"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.", 1 Thessalonians 5:3 "I will gather man and beast: I will gather the birds of the air and the fishes of the sea. And the ungodly shall meet with ruin: and I will destroy men from off the face of the land, saith the Lord. And I will stretch out my hand upon Juda and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem:
and I will destroy out of this place the remnant of Baal and the names of the wardens of the temples with the priests. And them that worship the host of heaven upon the tops of houses and them that adore and swear by the Lord and swear by Melchom. And them that turn away from following after the Lord and that have not sought the Lord nor searched after Him. Be silent before the face of the Lord God: for the day of the Lord is near, for the Lord hath prepared a victim, He hath sanctified His guests. And it shall come to pass in the day of the victim of the Lord that I will visit upon the king's sons and upon all such as are clothed in strange apparel. And I will visit in that day upon every one that entereth arrogantly over the threshold: them that fill the house of the Lord their God with iniquity and deceit. And there shall be in that day, saith the Lord, the noise of a cry from the fish gate and a howling from the Second and a great destruction from the hills.", Sophonias 1:3-10 "And this shall befall them for their pride: because they have blasphemed and have been magnified against the people of the Lord of hosts., Sophonias 2:10 (see also 3:7) "And He shall destroy the wicked and the sinners together: and they that have forsaken the Lord, shall be consumed:", Isaias 1:28 (see also 47:8,15) "Awake, O sword, against my shepherd and against the man that cleaveth to me, saith the Lord of hosts. Strike the shepherd and the sheep shall be scattered. And I will turn my hand to the little ones. And they shall be in all the earth saith the Lord: two parts in it shall be scattered and perish, but the third part shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire and will refine them as silver is refined: and I will try them as gold is tried. They shall call on my name and I will hear them. I will say: Thou art my people. And they shall say: The Lord is my God.", Zacharias 13:7-9 "The earth will be changed into an immense cemetery; the corpses of the wicked and the just will cover the face of the earth. The famine that follows will be great. All vegetation will be destroyed as well as three quarters of the human race ... (The crisis will come all of a sudden and the chastisement will be worldwide.)", Marie Julie Jahenny. "The people will realize in the end who it is they have disobeyed. Retain My instructions for the days when there is only a small flock left; they will hunger and hear My words. I led you to My Vicar ... in the days after the terrible affliction I shall renew My earth.", Julia of Yugoslavia, a housewife seeress known to Cardinal Stepinac and Pope Pius XII receive this revelation from Jesus. We have precedents for the destruction of people in the past. God destroyed almost everyone in the flood because of sin. God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gommorah, because of sin. God wiped out one of the clans of the Jews in the desert, during the exodus. Of the men that entered the desert during the exodus only two entered the Promised Land! According to several private sources, including one from the Apocrypha, two thirds of mankind will die. A few sources indicate that three quarters of mankind will die. There are also illusions to the destruction of two thirds of mankind in the Apocalypse.
Who Are Baal and Melchom?
"and I will destroy out of this place the remnant of Baal and the names of the wardens of the temples with the priests. And them that worship the host of heaven upon the tops of houses and them that adore and swear by the Lord and swear by Melchom."
"Thou shalt destroy the altar of Baal, which is thy father's: and cut down the grove that is about the altar. And thou shalt build an altar to the Lord thy God", Judges 6:25-26. "And I will leave me seven thousand men in Israel, whose knees have not been bowed before Baal, and every mouth that have not worshipped him.", III Kings 19:18. (III Kings 18 recounts Elias' victory over Baal, and We hope and pray that he may again be victorious. Read also Romans 11.) Baal is a false god, as all should know. But what does this false god represent? Originally the word baal meant owner. "Baal was regarded as the deity especially presiding over the material powers of nature; the name of Baal represents, it is said, the idea of absolute ownership rather than directive guidance.", The Prophet of Carmel, by Rev. Edward F. Garesche S.J., page 33. Currently all consider that they may dispose of their goods as they wish, and that any charity they give is a free gift of their own and not a duty imposed by natural and divine law. God delivers material goods into our hands for our disposal according to His Law. First we owe our tithes to Him in justice, since EVERYTHING is His and He has first claim on it. Secondly we owe our due to our household in justice. We must provide for them justly and pay our employees a just wage. Thirdly we have a duty to the poor in charity out of any surplus. We have a duty to preserve our land as productive, so that the income therefrom may be used to fulfill our duties in justice and charity. Let us remember that we are not owner of our property, but trustees before God, preserving these goods so that they may be passed on to subsequent generations, so that the work of God may be carried out through subsequent generations.
And he defiled Topeth. which is in the valley of the son of Emmon: that no man should consecrate there his son or his daughter through fire to Moloch., IV Kings 23:10. (also Jeremias 32:35) Melchom is another name for Moloch, who was worshipped by the sacrificing of human being, especially the first born. Today this can be seen in the sacrifice of abortion to the god of convenience.
WHO WILL DIE? Woe to You Men
Isaias Chapter 4:1: And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, take away our reproach. "So after that there will be so few men left seven women will fight for one man, that they will say to the man: 'marry me to take the disgrace from me', for in those days it will be disgrace for a woman to be without child, as it was by the Jews in the Old Testament.", St. Hildegard.
It is interesting that a larger number of men will be destroyed, than women. Although there are many grave sins committed today by women, men are committing far more. Men held the infamous Second Vatican Council, and men are leading many of the non-Catholic heretics and apostate sects of today. Men have woefully failed in fulfilling their duties, more so than women.
Sinners Will Die
Behold the eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from the face of the earth:, Amos 9:8. The sinful kingdom, being all those who participate in the System of Antichrist. All the sinners of my people shall fall by the sword: they who say: the evils shall not approach and shalln ot come upon us., Amos 9:10 Amos goes on to enumerate some of those, who shall perish, "You that are separated unto the evil day and that approach to the throne of iniquity; you that sleep upon beds of ivory and are wanton on your couches: that eat the lambs out of the flock and the calves out of the herd; you that sing to the sound of the pasltery: they have though to have instruments of mysic like David; that drink wine in bowls and anoint themselves with the best annointments: and they are not concerned with the affliction of Joseph. Wherefore now they shall go captive at the head of them that go into captivity: and the faction of the luxurious ones shall be taken away., Amos 6:3-7. Her princes have judged for bribes and her priests have taught for hire and her prophets divined for money: and they leaned upon the Lord, saying: Is not the Lord in the midst of us? No evil shall come upon us. Therefore, because of you, Sion shallbe ploughed as a field and Jerusalem shall be as a heap of stones and the mountain of the temple as the high places of the forest., Micheas 3:11-12. This is an indictment of those, who retain the name Catholic, and yet have departed from the Faith. The priest who have taught for hire, are the Traditionalist priests, who hire out their services to the various Traditionalists groups.
A Look At Who Will Die From Disobeying the Commandments
The Ten Commandments give us a clue to the various sins to be punished. I: All heretics and apostates will probably perish. Those who are truly ignorant, but seeking the truth (see instruction on You Can't Call Me a Heretic) will probably survive. ALL of the Antipopes shall be destroyed to remove the confusion they have sown over the last 34 years. II: All blasphemers, especially Traditionalist publishers of heretical books, Protestant radio and TV preachers, 'Christian' rock groups, etc. III: Those who violate this commandment have punishment coming. The usurers (i.e. bankers, etc.) who make Sunday work necessary to repay them shall especially be punished. Business owners who work on Sunday and Holydays without a true necessity. Here we have
covered the sins against Almighty God, which deserve the most punishment. Let us now consider those sins which deal with our duties to our fellow man and also offend God. IV: Those who have promoted disobedience to lawful authority are indeed worthy of punishment. V: Abortionists, who have killed millions of helpless children, are indeed asking God to kill them as mercilessly as they have decreed the death sentence. VI & IX: Pervayers of pornography, especially those who have worked to bring it to all via television. VII & X: Those who defraud others, especially usurers and those who sell fraudulent investments, even if these are considered legal by the civil government. VIII: Those perjurers, who lie through the instruments of the press, indeed have much to answer for.
Sins Crying to Heaven For Vengeance
1. Willful murder, especially abortion and euthanasia. (This cry has intensified with the development of the suicide machine and will increase after Roe vs. Wade, a Supreme Court decision, is overturned and the legislators as representatives of the people approve abortion.) 2. Sodomy, including all manner of homosexual perversion. What is worse is the Antichristian proclamation that homosexuality is an alternative lifestyle. 3. Oppression of the poor, especially the horrible sin of usury. 4. Defrauding the laborer of his wages, by paying low wages, excessive taxation and numerous other vices. Unfortunately the hierarchy participated in this crime by paying low wages. The Church, when required to hire lay people due to a shortage of clergy and religious, must give an example to the world. Of course, the world by defrauding the laborer has made it impossible for Catholics to tithe.
1. Pride, especially the worship of one's body and/or one's achievement, forgetting that everything comes from God. 2. Covetousness, which comes from a love for worldly goods and an inordinate desire for them. 3. Lust (see 6th and 9th commandments) 4. Anger which takes offense at personal injury. 5. Gluttony, which is a common offense today, consisting in eating and/or drinking to excess. Many people live to eat, which is partially correct. God made food desirable to encourage us to partake of it in order to maintain strength. However, we must give up lawful pleasures, such as eating and drinking occasionally for the good of both soul and body. We should have been preparing ourselves during Lent by fasting, where we eat solely to maintain and not as a pleasure, although we certainly may eat food we like, but should also eat those things we do not like silently as a penance. 6. Envy and rejoicing at the misfortune of others. 7. Sloth, especially neglecting the duties of one's state of life or lax performance of them. Waste of time is common today and recreation is declared a God-given right, to be indulged in to
excess. (A certain amount of recreation is necessary for the good of the body and should be used for that purpose. However recreation is not lying in front of the TV several hours a day, although this may form part of it. Recreation is a change from the day to day duties in order to restore and refresh and prepare to return to duty again.)
Sins Against the Holy Ghost
1. Presumption of salvation, which is the common teaching of the religion of Antichrist, which goes under many names today but teaches substantially the same doctrine. (The Conciliar Church founded at Vatican II has joyful white vestments for funerals now, when in the true Church white vestments are reserved for children who have not yet reached the age of reason.) 2. Despair which leads to suicide. If Satan cannot make us presumptious, he wishes us to despair and commit suicide, which is an alarming problem today. 3. Impugning and rejecting the known truth. This can be seen in every area of the world and its educational system. The System of Antichrist teaches error in every aspect of life, even when there is no necessity to teach error. Certain errors are necessary to the furtherance of the System of Antichrist, such as evolution and the false science that support this theory. However, other errors are simply taught because Satan is the Father of Lies. 4. Envy of another's spiritual good. 5. Obstinancy in sin, which is indeed common. 6. Final impenitence, which is also far too common today.
Cooperation in the Sin of Another
We often forget that it is easy to cooperate in another's sin and this can be accomplished in nine ways: 1. Counsel, that is advising someone to commit the sin. How many people advise other's sin today? 2. Commanding another to sin. This is far too common today! 3. Provoking another to sin. 4. Praise or flattery of another's sin, when we should show immediate disgust at the thought of sin and show our disapproval openly. 5. Concealing the sin of another. 6. Partaking in the sin, that is gaining something from another's sin. 7. Defense of the ill done. 8. Consent to the sin of another. Many parents today consent to the sinful lifestyle or divorce and remarriage of their children. 9. Silence Silence is by far the worst way we cooperate in other people's sin. The general principle is that silence gives consent. This can be the silence of a parent in regard to the sin of a child or a superior in regard to the sin of an inferior, especially the silence of Bishops and pastors, which is far worse. Silence also comes in the form of omitting fraternal correction, which happens all too often!
THE GREAT EARTHQUAKE
"And the seventh angel poured our his vial upon the air. And there came a great voice out of the temple from the throne, saying: It is done. And the were lightnings and voices and thunders: and there was a great earthquake, such an one as never had been seen since men were upon the earth, such an earthquake so great. And the great city was divided into three parts: and the cities of the Gentiles fell. And great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give her the cup of the wine of the indignation of His wrath. And every island fled away: and the mountains were not found. And great hail, like a talent, came down from heaven upon men: and men blasphemed God, for the plague of the hail: because it was exceedingly great.", (Apocalypse 16:17-21) "causing much want and many plagues. All sea coast cities will be fearful and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed and even those who escape will die from horrible disease. For in none of those cities does a person live according to the laws of God.", St. Hildegard (d 1179) IV Esdras 9:1-4, "He answered me then, and said, Measure thou the time diligently in itself: and when thou seest part of the signs past, which I have told thee before, then shalt thou understand, that it is the very same time, wherein the Highest will begin to visit the world which He made. Therefore when there shall be earthquakes and uproars of people in the world: Then shalt thou well understand, that the most High spake of those things from the days that were before thee, even from the beginning." "On the fourth day at the first hour, the earth of the east shall speak, the abyss shall roar: then shall all the earth be moved by the strength of an earthquake. In that day shall all the idols of the heathen fall and all the buildings of the earth.", (Apocalypse of Thomas) "Before the Comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scourged with want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent by an earthquake, storm and tidal waves will be devastated.", St. Hildegard (d 1179) "As well as that, I see that the earth will be shaken in different places by frightful earthquakes. I see whole mountains cracking and splitting with a terrible din. Only too happy will one be if one can escape with no more than a fright' but no, I see come out of these gaping mountains whirlwinds of smoke, fire, sulphur and tar, which reduced to cinders entire towns.", Jean le Royer Sister Elena Aiello (d 1961), "The earth will tremble, and all humanity will be shaken ... the earthquakes will open the deep abyss ... Rome will be punished ... because here sin has reached its peak!" We have seen a dramatic increase in the number of earthquakes occurring world wide, since the election of Roncalli in 1958. However, this earthquake shall be unequalled. The scientists predict California will fall into the ocean and other large catastrophes could very well be fulfilled in this earthquake, which will probably be world wide in scope with many faults giving at once in a most ferocious manner. (One new age book says draw a line from Vancouver to Amarillo and east to the North East for a new coast line.) We know that there is supposition that the earthquake which happened on the New Madrid fault in the 1800's was about a 12 on the Richter scale, so this earthquake will be worse than that. (We can classify a major earthquake as a 6 on the Richter scale. A seven is ten times worse than a six so this earthquake will be a million times worse than many earthquakes we see today!) Notice, that although they can see the hand of God in all of this they still blaspheme God and remain unrepentant. Enoch and Elias were their
last warning, which they have chosen to ignore. The Earthquake and chastisement are their just reward.
THREE DAYS LONG
In Matthew (12:40) we have the story of Jonah in the whale for three days. From Christ's death to His Resurrection we have 40 hours covering three days.
"He foretold 'the destruction of inpenitent persecutors of the Church during three days of darkness. He who outlives the darkness and fear of the three days - it will seem to him as if he were alone on earth because of the fact that the world will be covered everywhere with carcasses.", Blessed Caspar del Bufalo (d 1837) "There shall come over all the earth an intense darkness lasting three days and three nights.", Blessed Maria Taigi (d 1837) "During the three days of darkness, the followers of the evil cause will be annihilated, so that only one fourth of mankind will survive.", Sister Mary of Jesus Crucified (19th century) This three days of darkness could be caused in many ways. It is Our private opinion that the Great Earthquake of Apocalypse 16:18 will cause the three days of darkness, although another cause is entirely possible.
Blessed Candles Are the Only Source of Light
"The blessed candle of wax alone will give light during the horrid darkness. One candle will last for three days, but in the houses of the Godless they will not give light.", Marie Julie Jahenny. "During this darkness artificial light will be impossible. Only blessed candles can be lighted and will afford illumination.", Blessed Maria Taigi. "Blessed candles alone shall be able to give light and preserve the faithful Catholics from this impending dreadful scourge.", Palma Maria d'Oria. The importance of our sanctification and rejection of the lure of worldly vice is seen here. In the houses of the Godless the candles shall be worthless. It is probable that by this Marie Julie Jahenny is indicating that in the houses of the Apostates the candles will not burn, for Apostates are Godless. It is also probable that heretics are considered by God as Godless, for they have rejected Him and taken their own pride as a guide. The fact that electricity shall no longer be available can be easily seen. If the Great Earthquake triggers the three days of darkness, it will also destroy many utilities and what is left will soon fall under the terrible scourge occurring outside. A storm took out a main switching station near Us several years back. Although the power lines locally could be soon repaired, the power plant had to shut down because they had no load to place on the generators sufficient to run them; therefore we were without power for several days until the switching station could be repaired and sufficient load restored to turn the generators back on.
What Will It Be Like Outside?
"A powerful wind will rise in the North carrying heavy fog and the densest dust by divine command and it will fill their throats and eyes so they will cease their savagery and be stricken with great fear. So after that there will be so few men left seven women will fight for one man, that they will say to the man: 'marry me to take the disgrace from me', for in those days it will be disgrace for a woman to be without child, as it was by the Jews in the Old Testament.", St. Hildegard. The darkness can come about in several ways. First could be dust and smoke from volcanos and fires. The dust from Mt. St. Helen's was sufficient to force people inside and paralyze the area, because no engine could be run. The dust would immediately invade the inner working and ruin the engine. God could just as easily turn off the sun or visit us with some other supernatural punishment Worse than the natural disasters, which shall be monumental shall be the utter chaos of the people. Since each sect will blame the sins of its sworn enemy for this terrible chastisement, they will proceed to kill each other to purify the earth and appease the gods. (Remember "Vengeance belongeth to Me, and I will repay..", (Deuteronomy 32:35)) Also the wicked actually think they will survive and will become enraged when their plans have been thwarted. The wicked plan to survive and install their New Satanic Age, but in fact they shall be destroyed. Cities will be unbearable. Imagine thousands of people rioting. We have seen the havoc caused by this in the late '60's in the United States. Now imagine a city of one million people all in a panic and rioting. What the earthquake has not set ablaze will be set ablaze in this rioting and looting. In fact the destruction of the cities would account for most of the two thirds of the people to be destroyed, although it is most probable that many in rural areas will also perish.
When Will This Happen?
"When sin and righteousness, blasphemy and violence and all kinds of deeds increase. and apostacy in transgression and uncleanness increase, a great chastisement shall come from heaven." (Enoch 91:7) "An unusual chastisement of the human race will take place towards the end of the world.", Sister Mary of Agreda (d. 1665) "The crisis will come all of a sudden and chastisement will be world wide.", Marie Julie Jahenny of La Fraudais (1891) "God will send a great chastisement to all the human race in the second half of the 20th century, when Satan arrives at the summit of the Church ... In 1972 will begin the time of Satan.", B.V.M. to Teresa Musco, August 13, 1951 (This prophesy could refer to Antichrist) These prophesies give us a general indication that the time is near. Since the forces of Antichrist have planned a chastisement of some sort in order to institute their plan to reduce the world population to two billion people before the year 2,000, their own prophesies may help us determine a more exact date. (One of their organizations is called Global 2,000.)
First, however, let us proceed from the far more sure Source, God and His wisdom! Past punishments have lasted for a period of 40 years, such as the exodus. The Jews were given approximately 40 years from the death of Christ until the destruction of Jerusalem to convert. If we take this analogy then the chastisement should occur in 1998. (forty years after the Papal See was usurped by Roncalli in October, 1958) Also Christ is traditionally thought to have been dead for 40 hours from 3 pm Good Friday until early morning Easter Sunday (1am), thus the origin of the 40 hours devotion. If we take one year for each hour, we again arrive at 1998. However, let us remember that Christ promised to shorten these days for the elect, and let us pray that He does so for their sake. In the prophesies we have little clue, as to the date or time and this is only reasonable. The Apocalypse of Thomas says only that it will start Wednesday morning at the first hour (7am). We have found no other source to give us a clue, although many prophecies tell us we will be warned, some alluding to a sign in the sky. (See Matthew 24:30-31) However, these prophesies do not tell us how we will be warned, and this may be because God knew that many perverse people who have completely rejected Him would be avidly reading prophesy seeking an answer. It is Our private opinion that the two witnesses shall tell us what signs will proceed the three days. Their ability to determine who are members of the elect will be quite good. The Pyramid prophecies upon which the System of Antichrist has already relied tells us that the New Age begins before February 21, 1999 and the Millenia before September 17, 2001, according to two different interpretations. (In fact even a Traditionalist relies on this prophecy to prove his theories.) Here we only mention these prophecies, because of Our opinion that the System of Antichrist may set these forces into motion. Nostradamus states that this will occur in a year, when Christmas falls on a Friday. (1992, 1998, 2009, 2015) Since several prophesies indicate that all this will end before the turn of the century, we can form at least a probable opinion that all this may occur in 1998. However, this does not rule out an earlier occurrence. We add here a purely private conjecture of Our own that the three days will occur during the Sacred Triduum with it ending before Easter. If we take all of these prophesies and conjectures together we could place a date of April 8, 1998, although this is only a speculation. However it is entirely possible that the three days could occur earlier or later, although We believe earlier is more likely as we have so offended and continue to offend God most grievously each moment of each day and the sins of each moment, especially of the elect who should know better, call for instant annihilation. Watch, for you know not the day nor the hour!
But There Are Many Other Things
But there are also many other things which Jesus did, which, if they were written every one, the world itself, I think would not be able to contain the books that should be written., John 21:25 We have considered only a few of the evils of the System of Antichrist that are afflicting us today. One person has wisely noted that everything is WOOO , that is Way Out Of Order. Complete obedience to the will of God is the key to order and true peace. The Antichristian System has merely taken truth and all order and reversed it forming lies and disorder. The order established by God has been toppled by man for the honor and glory of Satan. God is truth; Satan is the Father of Lies, who has convinced man that disorder will best serve man. We could write a 42
thousand pages and still not sufficiently cover the disorder of today. The only defense against falling into the sin of co-operating with the disorder of Satan, which exists in all areas of life today, is total submission to the will of God. God wills that we study our Holy Faith and come to a knowledge of the truth (I Timothy 2:4), which will set us free (John 8:32). Resolve now to abandon Satan and his disordered system and to join with God the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Resolve now to conform your will completely and without reserve to the will of God, no matter how difficult the cross God gives you is, or how opposed to your own desires obedience to the will of God is. Resolve to join Christ's One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Roman Church. (Our paper, Who Are the Elect describes what is required for salvation in more detail.) If you turn back to Satan now, we greatly fear that you shall join him for eternity in Hell, to whom you are now running!
Renewal of Baptismal Promises
We should now renew our Baptismal promises, and repeat this renewal every Holy Saturday, and other times throughout our life, especially when tempted to follow Satan and reject God. I do renounce Satan, and all his works, and all his allurements. I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son our Lord, who was born into this world and who suffered. I believe also in the Holy Ghost, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. I do accept everything the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church teaches, as She teaches and believes them, especially those things which are de fide; of faith. I do reject each and every error, which the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church rejects, as She rejects and condemns them, without reservation. Furthermore, I declare anathema, every heresy against the Holy Catholic Church, and likewise him whosoever has honored or believes any writings beyond those which the Catholic Church accepts ought to be held on the authority or has venerated them. Whatever the Holy and Universal Church believes and praises, I also believe and praise, and whoever they declare anathema, I declare anathema. I promise obedience to the supreme Pontiff of the Apostolic See and to his successor under the testimony of Christ, affirming what the holy and universal Church affirms and condemning what she condemns. Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as I forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. And may Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has given us a new birth by means of water and the Holy GHost and forgiven all our sins, keep us by his grace in the same Christ Jesus our Lord, so that We may have life everlasting. Amen.
I will assemble and gather together all of thee, O Jacob: I will bring together the remnant of Israel. I will put them together as a flock in the fold, as the sheep in the midst of the sheepcotes: they shall make a tumult by reason of the multitude of men., Micheas 2:12 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people for salvation with thy Christ. Thou struckest the head of the house of the wicked: thou hast laid bare his foundation even to the neck., Habacuc 3:13. (We recommend reading all of chapter 3) And in the last days the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be prepared on the top of mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills: and all nations shall flow into it. And many people shall go, and say: Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord and to the house of the God of Jacob: and he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths. For the law shall come forth from Sion: and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And he shall judge the Gentiles and rebuke many people: and they shall turn their swords into ploughshares and their spears into sickles. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation: neither shall they be exercised any more to war., Isaias 2:2 - 4 And it shall come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel and they that shall escape of the house of Jacob shall lean no more upon him that stricketh them: but they shall lean upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall be converted, the remnant, I say, of Jacob, to the mighty God. For if thy people, O Israel, shall be as the sand of the sea, a remnant of them shall be converted: the consumption abridged shall overflow with justice., Isaias 10:20-22 read also Isaias 11:1-16; 14:3; 16:5 Be converted to me, and you shall be saved, all ye ends of the earth: for I am God and there is no other., Isaias 45:22. Nevertheless return to me, saith the Lord and I will receive thee., Jeremias 3:1, If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, return to me: if thou wilt take away thy stumbling blocks out of my sight, thou shalt not be moved. And thou shalt swear: As the Lord liveth, in truth and in judgement and in justice: and the Gentiles shall bless him and shall praise him. For thus saith the Lord to the men of Juda and Jerusalem: Break up anew your fallow ground, and sow not upon thorns. Be circumcised to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your hearts, ye men of Juda and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my indignation come forth like fire and burn, and there by none that can quench it: because of the wickedness of your thoughts., Jeremias 4:1-4 "... At that time there shall be such a terrible crisis that people, frightened by events, shall believe that the end of the world is come. Blood shall flow in several large cities. The very elements shall be convulsed. It will be a little general judgement. A great multitude of persons shall perish in these calamitous times. But the wicked shall never prevail. They indeed shall conspire for the destruction of the Church; but time shall not be allowed them, because this frightful crisis shall be of short duration. When all shall be considered lost, all shall be found safe.", Fr. Nectou S.J. "When all shall appear lost, all will be saved. It is then that the dispatches shall arrive, announcing the good news, when the Te Deum shall be sung, in a manner in which it has never been heard before. It is then that the Prince shall reign, whom people will seek, that before did not esteem him. At that time the triumph of religion will be so great that no one has ever seen the equal. All injustices will be repaired, civil laws will be formed in harmony with the laws of God 44
and the Church. The instruction given to children will be most Christian'! pious guilds of workmen shall be reestablished; the triumph of the Church and of France shall be most glorious.", Sister Marianne "Between the cries, ,Everything is lost.', and, 'Everything is saved.', there will be scarcely any interval.", Abbe Soufrand "The preceding evils have been mitigated through Mary's intercession, who detained the arm of her Son Jesus. Behold now the sixth calamity, the commercial crisis. Commerce marches to its ruin, because the axle, confidence, is shattered. There will be no respite between the sixth and seventh crises; that which is coming shall cause the revolution of the whole world. The seventh crisis shall come to parturition. Men shall believe that all is lost and annihilated. Immense trouble shall be over the agitated sea of time. Whoever is not on the bark of Peter shall be ingulfed. The bark goes up and down. Peter, have confidence. The ark comes out of the storm and a calm ensues. ... In the Church, Christians will imagine that all is lost. Mary arrives. Behold there is confusion; confusion even in the sanctuary. (among the clergy) Notwithstanding, it is to Catholic priests that one shall have to go for absolution and blessing.", Venerable Magdalene Porzat (d 1850) Between the cries, ‘Everything is lost.', and, 'Everything is saved.', there will be scarcely any interval. From this we can see that all will appear bleakest just before the triumph. As the old saying goes, It is always darkest before the dawn.
PAPACY, CORNERSTONE TO THE SOLUTION
In that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, that is fallen: and I will close up the breaches of the walls thereof and repair what was fallen: and I will rebuild it as in the days of old. That they may possess the remnant of Edom and all nations, because My Name is invoked upon them: saith the Lord that doth these things., Amos 9:11-12; Acts 15:16-17 I have made a covenant with my elect, I have sworn to David my servant: Thy see I will settle forever. And I will build thy throne unto generation and generation. ... I have found David my servant: with my holy oil I have annointed him: and my arm shall strengthen him. ... Once I have sworn by my holiness: I will not lie to David. His see shall endure forever. And his throne as the sun before Me, and as the moon perfect forever: and a faithful witness in heaven.", Psalm 88:4-5,21, 36-38 David is a symbol of the papacy, which Jesus instituted to last all days even to the end of the world. However, we have seen the papacy was vacant for over 31 years and during this time the walls have fallen and are in need of repair. God first restores the papacy, then His Church.
THE WORLD AFTER THE CHASTISEMENT
"The Lord showed me how beautiful the world will be after the awful chastisement. The people will be like the Christians of the primitive Church.", Abbess Maria Steiner (d 1862) Rather than cover this in detail here, we make mention of this to prepare for a series of instructions following Easter on how things will and should be after the chastisement. May God bless you and guide you in your work to become saints, and may you begin this work at once! We recommend reading the Dies Irae from the Mass of the Dead as part of this meditation, since this was inspired by some of the Day of the Lord prophesies from the Old Testament. Although it refers mainly to the Final judgement and not to our situation, there is much fruit in considering our last end, as well, for all of will die some day!
Day of wrath and doom impending... Death is struck, and nature quaking, All creation is awaking, To its judge an answer making. ... Righteous Judge! for sins pollution Grant Thy gift of absolution, Ere that day of retribution. ...
WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW? TITHING
Before considering tithing and Our requests and advice, we shall consider the doctrine of tithing. "Thou shalt not delay to pay thy tithes and thy firstfruits. Thou shalt give the first born of thy sons to me. Thou shalt do the same with the firstborn of thy oxen also and sheep seven days let it be with its dam and the eighth thou shalt give it to Me.", Exodus 2:29 "All tithes of the land, whether of corn, or of the fruits of trees, are the Lord's and are sanctified to Him. Of all the tithes of oxen, and sheep, and goats, that pass under the shepherd's rod, every tenth that cometh shall be sanctified to the Lord.", Leviticus 27:30,32. "Every year thou shalt set aside the tithes of all thy fruits that the earth bringeth forth. The third year thou shalt separate another tithe of all things that grow to thee at that time, and shalt lay it up within thy gates. And the Levite that hath no other part nor possession with thee, and the stranger and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates, shall come and shall eat and be filled: that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the works of thy hands that thou shalt do.", Deuteronomy 14:22, 28-29. Summa, Part II-II, Question 87 on tithing under Exterior Acts of Religion Article 1:"Augustine, ... says:"It is a duty to pay tithes, and whoever refuses to pay them takes what belongs to another."
"For ten is, in a way, the perfect number (being the first numerical limit, since figures do not go beyond ten, but begin over again from one.), and therefore he that gave a tenth, which is the sign of perfection, reserving the nine other parts to himself, acknowledged by a sign that imperfection was his part, and that the perfection which was to come through Christ was to be hoped for from God. Yet this proves it to be, not a ceremonial, but a judicial precept. "In like manner during the time of the New Law the authority of the Church has established the payment of the tithe; thus showing a certain kindliness, lest the people of the New Law should give less to the ministers of the New Testament than did the people of the Old Law to the ministers of the Old Testament; for the people of the New Law are under greater obligations, according to Matthew 5:20, "Unless your justice abound more than that of the Scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven", and, moreover, the ministers of the New Testament are of greater dignity than the ministers of the Old Testament, as the Apostle shows." (II Corinthians 7:8) Reply to Objection 5: "The ministers of the Church ought to be more solicitous for the increase of the spiritual goods of the people, than for the amassing of temporal goods: and hence the Apostles was unwilling to make use of the right given him by the lord of receiving his livelihood from those to whom he preached the Gospel, lest he occasion a hindrance to the Gospel of Christ. (I Corinthians 9:12) ... In like manner the ministers of the Church rightly refrain from demanding the Church's tithes, when they could not demand them without scandal, on account of their having fallen into dissuetude, or from some other reason. Nevertheless those who do not give tithes in places where the Church does not demand them are not in a state of damnation, unless they be obstinate, and unwilling to pay even the tithes were demanded of them." First Lateran Council, Canon 18: "Priests shall be appointed to parochial churches by the bishops, to whom they shall be responsible for the care of souls and other matters pertaining to them. They are not permitted to receive tithes and churches from laymen without the will and consent of the bishops. If they act otherwise, let them be subject to the canonical penalties." Second Lateran Council, Canon 10: "In virtue of our Apostolic authority, we forbid that tithes of churches which canonical authority shows to have been given for pious purposes be possessed by laymen. Whether they have received them from bishops, kings, or other persons, unless they are returned to the Church, the possessors shall be judged guilty of sacrilege and shall incur the danger of eternal damnation. We command also that laymen who hold churches shall either return them to the bishops or incur excommunication. ... We command, moreover, that churches be not committed to hired priests; but let every church that possesses the means of support have its own priest." Fourth Lateran Council, Canon 53: "In some localities dwell people who according to their rites are not accustomed to pay tithes, though they are considered Christians. To these some owners entrust the cultivation of their estates, in order to defraud the churches of tithes and thus realize greater profits. Wishing, therefore, to safeguard the churches against loss in this matter, we decree that the owners may entrust to such people and in such a manner the cultivation of their estates, but they must without argument pay to the churches the tithes in full, and to this let them be compelled, if necessary, by ecclesiastical censure. All tithes due by reason of the divine law or by reason of an approved local custom must be paid." Fourth Lateran Council, Canon 54: "Since is is not in the power of man that the seed yield a return to the sower, because according to the words of the Apostle, "Neither he planteth is
anything, nor he that watereth; but God who giveth the increase." (I Corinthians 3:7), the decayed seed producing much fruit, some impelled too much by avarice strive to defraud in the matter of tithes, deducting from the profits and first fruits taxes and other expenses on which at times they thus escaped the payment of tithes. But since the Lord, as a sign of His universal dominion, formerly reserved tithes to Himself by a special title, we, wishing to safeguard the churches against loss and souls against danger, decree that by the perogative of general dominion the payment of tithes precedes the payment of taxes and other expenses, or at least they to whom the taxes and other expenses are paid but from which the tithes have not been deducted, should be compelled by ecclesiastical censure to pay the tithes to the churches to which they are legally due, since the obligation that attaches to a thing passes with the thing from one possessor to another." Profession of Faith Prescribed for the Waldenses: "We believe that tithes and first fruits and oblations should be paid to the clergy according to the Lord's command." (DZ 427) Error of Wycliffe, condemned at the Council of Constance: "The tithes are pure alms and parishioners can take them away at will because of the sins of their prelates." (DZ 598) Let us observe the general principles of tithing: 1. Tithes may only be paid to the lawful pastors, that is the Local Ordinary or the Local Pastor. In the absence of these tithes may only be paid to the Pope, or the missionaries he sends. No other person may receive tithes, even if he be a priest or bishop or even a Cardinal of the Church. 2. The tithe is ten percent of the total income, whether it be in money or in goods, fruits, etc. 3. The Church may and has permitted a lesser amount to be paid, and We do not change this regulation, until the oppressive System of Antichrist is removed, which demands so much of people's income through unjust taxes, fraudulent schemes (i.e. Social Security), insurance and usury. 4. However, We do hereby order that no donation may be made to any organization, even Orders instituted by the Church, until first the tithe is paid to Us, or to the Ordinaries and Pastors when these are restored in a person's locality. The tithe is instituted first for the support of the local clergy and the work of the Church by the clergy. The clergy then supply all the spiritual needs of the faithful without any charge being required whatsoever. Catholic Schools should be free of charge and even higher education free of charge and places awarded by ability, although anyone may enter for a small fee. Hospitals and other Catholic institutions should be supported out of the tithe and should be available free or for a nominal fee, which is immediately waived in any case of need. Widows and orphans and others who cannot support themselves should be supported out of the tithes and other donations from wealthy members of the laity. (This would eliminate the need for insurance, relying rather on charity to provide in case of need.) Religious Orders and congregations would also be supported out of the tithes, for their work is important and the lawful pastors should freely support them retaining only what is necessary for their own work and nothing more.
On Tithing Today
The current law of the church does not require tithes of ten percent, unless a local law requires it. Before We propose a solution to the Church's needs We would like to review the doctrine of tithing. 48
Tithing is not merely a matter than can be discharged by writing a check. Check-book charity is a wrong view and not true charity. Tithes are ten percent of what one produces. Although today much of this can be provided for with money, we must remember the principle of tithing. The ideal situation places most families on small farms where they are nearly selfsufficient, as We have already observed. Money is only a small part of a families production, the balance being in goods and services. Therefore if a family produces ten pounds of tomatoes, one belongs to God; 100 pounds of potatoes, ten belong to God. Artisans should donate either ten percent of the money created by their work or ten percent of the goods they produce. A furniture maker could make nine tables for customers and a tenth for the Church. Our grandfather was a watchmaker and lived three blocks from the cathedral. He fixed all the clergy's watches without charge, and this would suffice for his tithe. The Ordinary or pastor should be consulted in these matters. The basic principle of tithing is that the first tenth of all we earn and are is God's. We should give our best to God, because it is not ours in the first place, but God's. God could ask for everything, because He created everything. However, He has given us nine tenths to use asking for the first tenth to be given to Him through His Church, which uses it to bring the world to Him.
Duties of the Rich
You may also remember the observations of St. Ambrose, the bishop of Milan that "the beauty of riches is not in the purses of the opulent, but in the nourishment of the poor; that wealth shines best when diffused amongst the infirm and the starving; and that Christians ought to learn that Christ demands of them to seek with their money, not the mere performance of their own will, but that of Christ.", Pope Pius IX, March 25, 1847. We have already seen the example of our local doctor, who performed about twenty percent of his services gratis. We have also the example of the parents of the Blessed Virgin, who divided their income into three parts. The first part went to the temple (church), the second to the poor and they lived on the third part. Let the rich remember that riches are given to them in order that they might be an example and a help to their neighbors. They should be an example by hiring good workers and paying them a just wage, and by the prudent and generous exercise of charity.
Request for Help
We have already stated that We shall not return immediately to the law of tithing, because of the inordinate and unjust burdens placed upon people by the system of Antichrist. Although We have the right to restore this regulation, Our concern for the well-being of the faithful restrains Us from placing a further burden. However, We propose an alternative to the normal law, a tithe of a person's time. Therefore We ask each and every Catholic to tithe their time in the following manner: 1. Discharge faithfully the duties of your state in life
2. Say a third of the rosary every day (five decades) 3. 15 minutes of spiritual reading per day 4. daily meditation 5. one half hour per day in an assignment given by Us. (this can be done a half hour per day or three and a half hours per week.)
Third Order of Melchisedech
Throughout the history of the Church the faithful have assisted the clergy in various ways. Today We wish the faithful to assist in the hierarchy through a secular third order. We know that the priesthood and hierarchy is the priesthood of Melchisedech. The faithful can participate in this priesthood, just as third orders participate in the work of their parent orders. The requirements are simple: 1. Discharge faithfully the duties of your state in life 2. Say a third of the rosary every day (five decades) 3. 15 minutes of spiritual reading per day 4. daily meditation 5. one half hour per day in an assignment given by Us. (this can be done a half hour per day or three and a half hours per week.) When Ordinaries are restored, this part will be performed by an assignment given by the Ordinary, when pastors are restored the assignment will come from the Pastor. Further regulations will be formulated, as needed, but shall be made simple. To all who surrender themselves to this work, We concede a plenary indulgence weekly under the usual conditions. All that is required is submission to the lawful pastors of the Church, surrendering three and a half hours per week (or a smaller amount if this is all that is required), performance of the other duties outlinedabove and enrollment with a person's Pastor, which should be acknowledged in writing. (For all Catholics today, until notified otherwise We, Pope Michael I, are your pastor.) We have one work, for which We wish volunteers, otherwise outline what work you are able to perform on the Census form attached to this instruction. We wish one or more persons to work on a long-term project. It will begin with the location of and indexing of ALL Encyclicals, Bulls, etc. issued by the Apostolic See from the time of St. Peter to Our own day. Also We wish the liturgical books indexed in a similar manner. the goal of this special commission is the publication of a Catechism with reference to the sources of truth, Scripture and Tradition to be made available not only to Pastors and Shepherds of souls, but also to other clergy and to the laity, so that all might drink from this fruitful fountain of truth and refresh their souls by the wisdom of the Scriptures, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church and the infallible teachings of the Successors of St. Peter.
Closing Thought in 2009
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