“Do Whatever He Tells You”


In Cana of Galilee, about 2000 years ago, there was a wedding, which is documented in John chapter 2. At this wedding, Mary, the mother of Jesus was there and the Bible tells us that Jesus and His disciples were invited. Mary, who was probably helping out, noticed that the wine had ran out. As we all know she turned to Jesus and told Him this. Jesus responded, “Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.” At this point, I almost imagine Mary smiling at Jesus, confident that He will not forget the fifth commandment. She then turned to the servants at the wedding and said, “Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.” Such powerful words that every Christian should live by. But are we? Some of us have opted to pick and choose what to believe, while others in Christendom have completely abandoned His commands, this article highlights some of the areas where we often fail to obey our Lord:

 

1) Keeping the Sabbath

This is the very purpose for the video above, which calls us all to remember the Sabbath. There are absolutely no biblical reasons against keeping the Sabbath, rather there are several which teaches against it. Jesus by His very words says:

Matthew 5:17-19
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill it.
For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

We do not have nine commandments; we have ten! The very fact that God wrote these commandments on stone testify that they were meant to be kept throughout time. If we understand that we should obey the sixth commandment and not commit murder, and are horrified when some individuals slaughter others on the news, then how can we possibly be justified in abandoning the fourth commandment and even making Sunday the new Sabbath day. Some Christians believe that Jesus’ death had abolished the law but no, what Paul referred to as “the law,” was rather the mosaic laws for sacrifices and burnt offerings and this is made clear in the following passages:

Hebrews 10:6-9
In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.

sacrifice and burnt offerings to God
First of all, we learn that God never found pleasure in sacrifices and burnt offerings and I think that His displeasure was actually reflected when He spoke from the burning flames, which refused to consume the bush (Exodus 3:3) – which some Bible scholars believe was a thorny desert bush exactly like the thorns God cursed the ground with, due to original sin (Genesis 3:18). The bush was a symbol for sin, while the fire was God’s wrath – which was not being quenched (Ezekiel 38:19; 2 Thessalonians 1:8). Of course we also see that Paul defines the “law” not as the ten commandments but rather the laws on sacrifice and offerings for sins. Paul goes on to say in Hebrews 10:9, that Jesus “taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.” Well, what was the first? The first was what Paul described as “…Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings…” What was the second that Jesus established? The second was an “offering for sin.” So, Jesus did not come to abolish the Law to give us Grace, as the Grace teachers on television like to tell us, – humanity always had Grace, after all it is by God’s grace that Jesus died for our sins – Jesus came to end the need for us to uphold the laws of sacrifice and burnt offerings for sin. These sacrificial laws, which were written on perishable paper,  were what Paul had been referring to as “the law” in his epistles; not the ten commandments, written on stone, which was why Paul was able to confidently say, “For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified (Hebrews 10:14).”

How important was keeping God’s commandments to Jesus? Here is what He thinks:

John 14:21
He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.

If we truly love Christ then we would obey Him. I am sure that neither I nor this video may stir some of consciences of those who might read this, so I will end this point with one last statement – I do not want my prayers to be an abomination:

Proverbs 28:9
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

 

2) Lack of Fasting

Fasting should be a very important part of the Christian’s walk with Jesus Christ. It may be a surprise to you that soon after Jesus gave us the “Our Father” prayer and taught us how to pray in Matthew 6, He immediately began to discus the best fasting practices that we should keep:

Matthew 6:16-18
Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;
That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Note well that Jesus did not say “if you fast,” He said, “when you fast” as if He actually expects us all to fast, and I think it was no accident that He spoke on fasting after the prayer that He gave us, this shows how important fasting should be to our prayer lives. According to the verses above, when we fast, we should not look sad or starved to make it clear  to others that we are fasting. Those who do so, are actually looking for the admiration of other men while they fast, and as such, they “have their reward.” I am sure that you are well aware that some Christian denominations and even some of those of the Islamic and Hindu faiths actually have time periods dedicated to fasting. Is the fasting done by these people acceptable to God? The Christians who fast at fixed times all declare to the world that they are entering their fasting period, so they have already received their reward as Jesus says. The other world religions fast in vain, as they do so to demons – even the Muslims, the scriptures make it clear:

1 Corinthians 10:20
But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

Moses praying
Now, what is the true purpose of fasting? It is all about preparing oneself to be humble before God, and I think the psalmist makes this clear:

Psalms 35:13
But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

So why is it important to humble ourselves before God? Again the scriptures makes it clear that God only hears the cries of the humble:

Psalms 10:17
LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

So, I hope that you understand now, that fasting is not some magic spell to force God to answer us, but rather it helps to humble ourselves so that we can be prepared to approach God in prayer. Some Christians like to say that they would fast only if God tells them to, but D. L. Moody, a famous evangelist, wonderfully explained, “If you say, ‘I will fast when God lays it on my heart,’ you never will. You are too cold and indifferent to take the yoke upon you.” With that in mind, I will ask the question: Are you hungry for God? Before you answer that question, I will close with this quote from John Piper, a Christian theologian, “The absence of fasting is the measure of our contentment with the absence of Christ.”

 

3) Loving Traditions Rather Than God’s Commandments

Christendom is so divided today and I believe that it is our obsession with traditions which deserves some of the blame. Jesus, our Master and Teacher, makes it clear that He hates tradition:

Mark 7:7-9
Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.
And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

Many of us have become complacent where the commandments of God is concerned, we have reached a place where it is perfectly fine to bow down to idols and graven images when the Bible makes it clear, “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images (Isaiah 42:8).” Also what is unknown to many is that Jesus actually condemns the use of repetitive prayers and contemplative prayers –  both practices are becoming more and more popular:

Matthew 6:7, 8
But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.
Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

The more surprising thing about Matthew 6:7 is that Jesus made that remark immediately before He gave us the famous “Our Father Prayer” in Matthew 6:9-15.  I am absolutely convinced that our Lord knew that in the future, some of His children would abuse this prayer among others and thus He saw it fit to give us this warning. I am sure that some undoubtedly will object to this interpretation claiming, “My prayer to God is not vain repetitions!” Before I answer that, do you know that many of the false religions around the world use prayer beads and also pray repetitive prayers? This is absolutely true! Muslims use prayer beads called the masbaha, tasbih or sibha. Hindus also use prayer beads called the japa mala. Buddhist tend to use either the juzu, shu zhu or seik badi and even the Baha’i faith uses prayer beads. All of them say repetitive prayers or words to each bead of their prayer beads. Many of these practices were established before the founding of Christianity! As such one is forced to conclude that the use of prayer beads and reciting repetitive prayers are actually very pagan practices and God commands us to never follow the ways of the heathen:

Deuteronomy 12:30, 31
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.

prayer beads are pagan
If you are involved in this particular tradition and refuse to give it up, I would like to at least warn you, even more of how serious this matter is in God’s eyes, “For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy…(Leviticus 11:44; 1 Peter 1:16).” Being holy means being separate and set apart, as such, the similarity between the repetitive prayers and use of prayer beads  in some Christian denominations to the traditions of the world should raise red flags. These red flags should provoke us to have faith in God rather than faith in our Faith.

As you may see now, there is absolutely no biblical supports for many of the traditions which we hold onto; rather the Bible seems to go against these traditions. Furthermore, the Bible actually makes it clear that it has all that we need for salvation:

Isaiah 8:20, 22
To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness.

Proverbs 30:5,6
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.


2 Timothy 3:16, 17
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.


Acts 20:20
And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,
Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

Traditions are irrelevant and I think this is clearly evident in the life of Jesus Christ. Remember what Jesus said while He was tempted by Satan, during His fast in the wilderness? Each and every time that Satan tempted Him, He declared, “It is written!” and then would proceed to quote verses from the scriptures! Note well, Jesus never leaned on tradition to fight off Satan, nor did He use some formulated ritual; His hope was in the scriptures, to defend Himself against the temptations. I think that the Bible consistently shows that Jesus agrees with the Sola scriptura doctrine! If we truly call ourselves Christ followers, then we too would follow in His footsteps and lean only on the holy scriptures, and not add words to them in the form of tradition:

John 17:17
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Deuteronomy 12:32
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

 

What is the Ultimate Lesson Behind Jesus’ First Miracle at the Wedding of Cana?


Charles Spurgeon, one of the most influential preachers of recent memory, when asked about the fundamental lesson behind this miracle answered in this way,

“…whenever we get a command from Christ it is always wisdom to carry it out zealously. He said, ‘Fill the waterpots with water,’ and they filled them up to the brim. You know there is a way of filling a waterpot, and there is another way of filling it. It is full, and you cannot heap it up; but still you can fill it up till it begins almost to run over: the liquid trembles as if it must surely fall in a crystal cascade. It is a filling fullness. In fulfilling Christ’s commands, my dear brethren and sisters, let us go to their widest extent: let us fill them up to the brim. If it is ‘Believe,’ oh, believe Him with all your might; trust Him with your whole heart. If it is ‘Preach the gospel,’ preach it in season and out of season; and preach the gospel—the whole of it. Fill it up to the brim…If you are to repent, ask to have a hearty and a deep repentance—full to the brim. If you are to believe, ask to have an intense, absolute, childlike dependence, that your faith may be full to the brim. If you are bidden pray, pray mightily: fill the vessel of prayer up to the brim. If you are to search the Scriptures for blessing, search them from end to end: fill the Bible-reading vessel up to the brim. Christ’s commands are never meant to be done in a half-hearted manner. Let us throw our whole soul into whatever He commands us, even though, as yet, we cannot see the reason why He has set us the task. Christ’s commands should be fulfilled with enthusiasm, and carried out to the extreme, if extreme be possible.”

I could not have said it any better than Charles just did! Let us go out and obey whatever God tells us to the uttermost! And await that glorious day  when He tells us, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”

~Planet Zion

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Pope Francis and his Heresies: Is Rome the seat of the Antichrist?



On March 13th 2013, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina was elected as the new pope. He has been claimed to be the final pope of the St. Malachy prophecy which indicates these following details about the rule of the final pope (Bander, 1969):

“Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills [i.e. Rome] will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people.”

Even an Apparition of “Mary” has this to say about the Vatican in the last days at La Salette on September 19, 1846:


“Rome would lose the Faith and become the seat of the antichrist . . . The Church will be in eclipse.”

I do not always agree with the Marian Apparitions, but even a broken clock is always right twice a day, so I think it is interesting that this entity tells us this. Well where is the proof for all this? I will show you a few of the major heresies, some of which, has convinced even Roman Catholics that this pope is a heretic:


1) Pope Francis heretical ideas on Judaism

In the Cathedral of Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 15th 1998, Francis held an inter-religious service to honor deceased Jews.  Francis said to the Jews: “we are all brothers, because we have the seal of God in our hearts.” Really? The orthodox Jews do not recognize Jesus Christ as the Messiah, and certainly do not acknowledge His divinity. The Bible tells us this in John:


John 8:24
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.


So, if a person does not recognize Jesus as their God and Savior (Jude 1:25) then that person will die in their sins and bear the punishment for their sins which is eternal destruction and separation from God in a place called Hell (Romans 6:23; Matthew 25:46). Now, the pope in that quote clearly believes that the Jews and Christians serve the same God; I hope that you learned now that this is not technically the case, and the Jews require the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ just as anyone else (Romans 3:23).

On October 11th 2012 Francis gave Rabbi Abraham Skorka, a well-known supporter of homosexuality, an honorary degree at a Catholic university.  After the rabbi received the degree, he said: “We are waiting for the Messiah, but in order for him to come we have to prepare the land…”  It must be noted that this Rabbi rejected Jesus as the Messiah, right in front of the pope with no objection by the pope or the clergy in attendance. At Argentina, the pope visited the shrine of St. Cajetan on the 7th August 2013, he said, “Do you need to convince the other to become Catholic? No, no, no! Go out and meet him, he is your brother. This is enough,” which is, of course, contrary to what the Bible teaches, we are commanded by Jesus to take the gospel to all the corners of the Earth (Matthew 28:19, 20)!

pope and skorka denying messiah


2) Pope Francis and his heretical thoughts on Islam

On August 2nd 2005, Francis prayed before the dead body of the Muslim president of the Islamic Center of Argentina. The Imam leading the service was reciting passages of the Qur’an and praying that their prophet Muhammad blessed this deceased Islamic leader. Francis at the service said: “With my prayer I ask the creator, the most merciful to repay him for all the good he did.” Francis even goes on to call the Muslim a “believer” this obviously has no biblical merit as I pointed out earlier as he equates the God of the Bible with Allah. Allah according to the Qur’an has no son (Surah 6:101; Surah 4:171), Jesus never died on the cross; an impostor died and was made to look like Jesus according to the Qur’an. Allah even takes pride in himself that he deceived the Jews into believing that they killed Jesus (Surah 3:54; Surah 4:157, 158). So, this is most certainly not the same God of the Bible.

Roman Catholics who learned of this ceremony was outraged, even St. Thomas Aquinas once taught: “If anyone were to worship at the tomb of Muhammad, he would be deemed an apostate.” Francis by participating in the service for this Muslim leader, committed an offense that is not much different than worshiping at the tomb of Muhammad. In his Homily of July 8, 2013 Francis spoke to Muslims saying: “I also think with affection of those Muslim immigrants who this evening begin the fast of Ramadan, which I trust will bear abundant spiritual fruit.” “Spiritual Fruit,” really Pope Francis? Ramadan is nothing more than a pagan Arabic practice revived by Islam. In the Bible God, warns us to never use pagan practices to please Him, something that both Muslims and Roman Catholics are guilty of as they both use prayer beads which is also done by the Hindus and Buddhists:


Deuteronomy 12:30-32
Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

pope and muslim praying to allah

3) Pope Francis heretical ideas on false religions

On pg. 236 of Francis’ book, “On Heaven and Earth,” he says, “I am respectful of all new spiritual proposals… Surviving the passage of time is the major test of spiritual purity.” Wow Pope Francis, I suppose Hinduism and Buddhism are acceptable means to get to God now. Imagine in a few centuries even Beyism, Beyoncé’s new religion, will deliver souls to Heaven – and the Angels rejoiced! No, this is blatant heresy, it is a denial of Jesus Christ and His claim to be the only way to God:


John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

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


Francis, in an address on May 18th 2013 demanded, “… promote religious freedom for everyone, everyone!  Every man and every woman must be free in his or her profession of religion, whatever it may be (Vatican City, 2013).” This may sound good in the ears of uninformed people, but informed Christians know that Jesus never made it His primary duty to promote religious freedom, first and foremost He encourages us to spread the gospel throughout the world, so that everyone who trusts in Him may be saved:


Matthew 28:19, 20
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Pope Francis in Indian headdress

4) Pope Francis even declares that Atheists go to Heaven!

In his book “On Heaven and Earth on pg. 12 and 13 he says, “I do not approach the relationship in order to proselytize, or convert the atheist; I respect him… nor would I say that his life is condemned, because I am convinced that I do not have the right to make a judgment about the honesty of that person… every man is the image of God, whether he is a believer or not.  For that reason alone everyone has a series of virtues, qualities, and a greatness of his own.”

During a sermon at the Vatican, he even boldly proclaims to the crowd, “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!”

In response to the pope’s statement Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, had this to say, “While humanists have been saying for years that one can be good without a god, hearing this from the leader of the Catholic Church is quite heartening.” A Vatican representative quickly retracted the statement by the pope and gave the biblical correct statement, however, this statement still gives us insight into how the pope personally views atheism and salvation. His statement is anti-biblical as I pointed out earlier and serves only to give atheists like Roy Speckhardt a false hope. Jesus is the only way to God (John 14:6) and we need to believe and trust in Him (Acts 16:31) and must live a daily repentant life in service to God:


Matthew 16:24-26
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?


5) Pope Francis’ relaxed ideas on sin

Within the book, “Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words,” the pope says, “I often say that the only glory we have, as Saint Paul says, is that of being sinners.” Wow, since when did Paul indicated that it is an honor to be a sinner? Paul actually says that sin has placed all creation in bondage and great agony (Romans 8:22). Francis further says, “That’s why, for me, sin is not a stain I need to clean,” which is once again a very heretical statement:


Romans 3:23
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;


On the other hand, we learn that the pope’s idea of sin is very distorted by this statement on pg 129 of the same book, “… it is a problem of sin.  For four years Argentina has been living a sinful existence because it has not taken responsibility for those who have no food or work.” So, actual “sin” in Francis’ mind is having “no food or work,” in God’s eyes such matters are not to be our primary focus:


Matthew 6:33, 34
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


6) Francis’ acceptance of Homosexual relations

Francis, while he was in Argentina has been proven to be open-minded to idea of same-sex relationships, however, he is against the idea of calling a same-sex union marriage as the Bible defines it. On pg. 117 of the book, “On Heaven and Earth” he says, “When the head of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, did not appeal the judge’s opinion right away authorizing a [same-sex] wedding.  I felt that I had something to say, to inform; I saw myself with an obligation to state my opinion.  It was the first time in eighteen years as bishop that I criticized a government official.  If you analyze the two declarations that I formulated, at no time did I speak about homosexuals nor did I make any derogatory reference toward them… Macri told me that these were his convictions; I respected him for that, but the head of the Government does not have to transfer his personal convictions to law.  In no moment did I speak disrespectfully about homosexuals…” Such words does not echo the words that one would expect from a true man of God, concerning the issue of homosexuality:


Leviticus 18:22
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.


7) The overwhelming support of Freemasons for Pope Francis

The Grand Masters of the Grand Orient Lodges of Italy and Argentina have openly congratulated Pope Francis when he was elected as pope. Why would they do this for a pope, unless that pope is a member of the Freemasons. The Freemasons are very open to the idea of all religions leading to God, which is clearly the same view of this pope. Below you will see a photo of the pope showing a masonic hand gesture to the camera. It should be no shock to us that Napoleon, Stalin and Albert Pike who was a 33rd degree mason show this same masonic gesture. There are some that would object to this point by claiming the pope is anti-freemasonry. Not so fast, if such was truly the case this pope would have to expect a very short reign like the 33 day reign of Pope John Paul I. Note well, that the number 33 is an important masonic number.

pope gives freemason signstalin, napoleon, all freemasons

I think that it is ironic that Peter, the so-called first pope has this to say about heretics and false prophets:


2 Peter 2:1-3
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.


Heresy and unbiblical ideas of popes is certainly not new to the history Roman Catholicism. Below is a list of some of the worst popes in history recorded in the book, “The Bad Popes” written by E. R. Chamberlin (Chamberlin, 1986):

1) Pope Stephen VI (896–897), who had his predecessor Pope Formosus exhumed, tried, de-fingered, briefly reburied, and thrown in the Tiber.

2) Pope John XII (955–964), who gave land to a mistress, murdered several people, and was killed by a man who caught him in bed with his wife.

3) Pope Benedict IX (1032–1044, 1045, 1047–1048), who “sold” the Papacy.

4) Pope Boniface VIII (1294–1303), who is lampooned in Dante’s Divine Comedy.

5) Pope Urban VI (1378–1389), who complained that he did not hear enough screaming when Cardinals who had conspired against him were tortured.

6) Pope Alexander VI (1492–1503), a Borgia, who was guilty of nepotism and whose unattended corpse swelled until it could barely fit in a coffin.

7) Pope Leo X (1513–1521), a spendthrift member of the Medici family who once spent 1/7 of his predecessors’ reserves on a single ceremony.

8) Pope Clement VII (1523–1534), also a Medici, whose power-politicking with France, Spain, and Germany got Rome sacked.


If you are a Roman Catholic and reading this, please turn to the Bible and not man’s traditions. Listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd and not this Idol Shepherd (Zechariah 11:17):


Revelation 18:4, 5
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.


~Planet Zion

References:

Bander, P. 1969. The Prophecies of St. Malachy. Buckinghamshire, England: Colin Symthe Ltd.

2010. In Sobre el cielo y la tierra (On Heaven and Earth), by J. Bergoglio and A. Skorka, 12, 13, 117, 236. Argentina: Editorial Sudamericana.

Chamberlin, E. R. 1986. “The Bad Popes.” 19, 153, 204, 218. Sutton Publishing Ltd.

n.d. In Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words, by S. Rubin and F. Ambrogetti, 120, 121, 129. Penguin-Putnam.

Vatican City. 2013. L’Osservatore Romano, May 22: 11.


Messages from the Virgin Mary



The video above covers the major messages of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary. While the Marian apparitions often declare comforting and encouraging messages to the world, we are encouraged by the Bible to test the spirits and see if what they say line up with the scripture:

1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

In this post I will analyze seven major messages of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary:


1) Mary makes the claim of being a savior for mankind
2) Mary declares that she will bring peace to the world
3) Mary consistently draws attention to herself
4) Mary adds words to the Bible
5) Mary claims the title of Queen of Heaven
6) Mary claims to be the virgin of Revelation 12 clothed with the sun, moon and stars
7) Mary claims to crush the serpent’s head


 


1) Mary makes the claim of being a savior for mankind

Marian Apparition’s message to St. Dominic:

“One day, through the rosary and the scapular, I will save the world.”

The Bible makes it clear that only God Almighty is the Saviour, salvation is reserved to Him alone. The following verses are a few examples of this biblical truth:

Isaiah 43:11
I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

Hosea 13:4
Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.

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

1 Peter 1:18-20
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,


After reading the above verses it is clear that salvation is reserved to God alone, no one else. In fact, these verses all seem to help confirm that Jesus was not a mere human being like the Muslims may say or a mere created being as the Jehovah’s Witnesses believe, but must have been God in the flesh as John 1:1 claims. The Book of Revelation also makes mention of the exclusiveness of salvation through Jesus alone. It must be noted that the verse below, which is a future event, makes no mention that Mary will save souls, but only refers to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God as being the one to do so:


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


Not convinced that Mary paints herself as another way to God? Consider the words of the Virgin Mary at Fatima which is in complete opposition to the verses that I have just quoted:

“…I promise salvation to those who embrace it, and their souls will be loved by God as flowers placed by myself to adorn His throne.”

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2) Mary declares that she will bring peace to the world

The Marian Apparition’s 1st visit to Lucia Dos Santos, Francisco and Jacinta Marto at Fatima:

“Recite the rosary every day to obtain the peace for the world and the end of the war.”

The End Times according to the Bible is characterized by an influx of wars and rumors of wars (Matthew 24:6), however, the Bible warns us that there will be a false or temporary period of peace:


1 Thessalonians 5:2, 3
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
For when they shall say, PEACE and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Daniel 8:25
And through his policy also he (the Antichrist) shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by PEACE shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.


There will be a false peace to come as Daniel 8:25 and many other verse in the Bible shows, a peace from the Antichrist, but we must ask ourselves the question: Is the Marian Apparition alluding to this peace? Mary’s peace seems to be a worldly peace while Jesus will be the One to usher in true and genuine peace:


John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

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3) Mary consistently draws attention to herself

Marian Apparition’s 6th visit to Lucia Dos Santos, Francisco and Jacinta Marto at Fatima:

“I am the Lady of the Rosary, I desire here a chapel in my honor to be built, that people continue to recite the Rosary every day.”


Marian Apparition 1st visit to St. Juan Diego:

“…I wish that a temple be erected here quickly, so I may therein exhibit and give all My love, compassion, help, and protection, because I am your merciful mother…”

mary's cathedral at lourdes
Time and time again the Marian Apparitions have asked for chapels and churches to be built in her name, not in the name of Jesus Christ, but in her name. I personally find this troubling because the Bible is riddled with stories in both the Old and New Testament where saints and angels rebuked those who tried to show them any adulation and worship:


Acts 10:24-26
And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends.
And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him.
But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Revelation 22:8, 9
And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.
Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.


Some angels even withheld their names because they did not want to draw attention to themselves so it is quite odd that the Virgin Mary openly encourages attention to herself:


Judges 13:17, 18
And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honour?
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it is secret?

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4) Mary adds words to the Bible

Marian Apparition’s 3rd visit to Lucia Dos Santos, Francisco and Jacinta Marto at Fatima:

“To save future souls God wishes to establish in the world the devotion to My Immaculate Heart. If people do what I tell you, many souls will be saved.”

The above statement is clearly contrary to the Word of God, which only describes Jesus as being the sole means of salvation for mankind:


1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.


This is clearly non-biblical that Mary would make such a claim as this but more importantly it is anti-biblical as she in a sense competes head to head against Jesus for His role as Saviour. The Bible makes it clear that we are to never add or remove words from the Bible:


Revelation 22:18-19
For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Deuteronomy 4:2
Ye shall not add unto the word I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.


The deeper implication that this claim made by Mary suggests, that God can “change His mind” or our all-knowing Heavenly Father can be “taken by surprise” by mankind’s wickedness. God is very serious when it comes to His words, He never changes and His words are forever! His promises are eternal, He even goes as far to say that He has lifted up His word above His own name this is how much God’s promises means to Himself. So, it is clear that Jesus has and always will remain the door for our salvation, not Mary:


Luke 21:33
Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.

Psalms 138:2
I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

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5) Mary claims the title of Queen of Heaven

Marian Apparition to St. Bridget:

“I am the Queen of heaven and the Mother of Mercy; I am the joy of the just, and the door through which sinners are brought to God.”

This statement, apart from diametrically opposed to Jesus’ claim of being THE door or gate to God found in John 10:9, there is only one ruler in heaven! While the Bible does declare saints will be kings and priests as in Revelation 1:6, the Virgin Mary specifically says “the Queen” as if to separate and single herself out above all others. God is the only ruler, while there may be several heirs of salvation and glory; there is one monarch; one potentate above all. Jesus does not share co-rulership in heaven with Mary, the Bible is clear on this:


Isaiah 42:8
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

1 Timothy 6:15, 16
Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.


It is interesting to note that the title “Queen of Heaven” is in the Bible, the prophet Jeremiah speaks a lot on this being:
queen of heaven


Jeremiah 7:18, 20
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, mine anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place, upon man, and upon beast, and upon the trees of the field, and upon the fruit of the ground; and it shall burn, and shall not be quenched.


Sounds familiar? It should, the above verse is like a carbon copy of the activities of the Roman Catholic church today with the “cakes” and “drink offerings” being paralleled with the eucharist and wine. In the same verse the “other gods” is now supplanted by the myriads of saints which are canonized by Roman Catholicism, some of which have their own feast days. Roman Catholics would object to this comparison saying that this is not Mary this is the sky goddess, Astarte, well I have to remind you that God was not pleased as He said, “provoke me to anger,” so why would He be pleased with such worship now? The Bible declares that there is no new thing under the sun; history repeats itself, so if God was not pleased then why can we possibly believe that He will be pleased now:


Ecclesiastes 1:9
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

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6) Mary claims to be the virgin of Revelation 12 clothed with the sun, moon and stars

Marian Apparition’s visit to Bruno Cornacchiola at Tre Fontane in Italy:

I am the Virgin of Revelation.”

Marian Apparition’s visit to Father Stefano Gobbi:

“In the Apocalypse [the Book of Revelation], I have been announced as the Woman Clothed with the Sun who will conduct the battle against the Red Dragon and all his followers.”

This claim concerns the account of the woman clothed with the sun, moon and stars in the Book of Revelation:

Revelation 12:1, 2
And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

Now on the surface the woman may understandably be misidentified as Mary, however, one needs to remember that the Book of Revelation is a book of prophecy; it was not designed to be a historical book like the gospels (Revelation 1:1). There is no mention in the gospels or the Bible for that matter where Mary gave birth to Jesus and flies away from a literal red, seven-headed, water breathing dragon as shown below:

Revelation 12:14, 15
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

So, it is obvious that these verses must be symbolic, but more importantly these verses primarily deliver a prophetic message not a historical one, in accordance to the prophetic theme of the Book of Revelation. Now, I will try to briefly decode the symbols, the Bible thankful provides all the clues to do this. First of all, I will examine the clothing that the woman wears, the sun, moon and stars are for signs as expressed in Genesis 1:14 and Luke 21:25, apart from this they are first used in the Bible as symbols in the dream of Joseph:

Genesis 37:9 ,10
And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.
And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I and thy mother and thy brethren indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?

Thankfully, Jacob immediately revealed that the sun, moon and stars are himself, Rachel and his sons. From this verse, it is clear that as a whole, the sun, moon and stars imagery of Revelation 12:1 points to Israel. Similarly, the fact that the woman is clothed in such extravagant attire further confirms this point, as it points to Joseph’s coat of many colors:

Genesis 37:3
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

But then the real question that begs an answer is: who is the woman? Well the woman is Israel, please keep in mind that this is all symbolic if it was ever a literal woman this would contradict the prophetic and symbolic theme of the Book of Revelation. The Bible often described Israel as a daughter and virgin, like the following verse shows:
woman with a tabret

Jeremiah 31:4
Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets (timbrels), and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.


Amos 5:2, Jeremiah 18:13 and other scriptures describe Israel as a virgin woman, so it is clear that the scriptures above proves that the woman of Revelation 12 is in fact Israel. Now who is the male child? That answer is simple, it is understandable that people may naturally assume that he is Jesus, but this book is symbolic, it seems to be the Church. This is not far-fetched, the Bible numerous times describes the Church as  being the body of Christ in Romans 12:5 and 1 Corinthians 12:27. The man-child’s ascension into heaven is another picture of the future Rapture, the mysterious catching away of the Church described in 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18. This is the more reasonable interpretation of this verse because we know from the Bible that Jesus was already a fully grown man when He ascended to Heaven (Acts 1:9) but the man-child ascended in the form of a child (Revelation 12:5). The dragon is already defined for us as Satan in Revelation 12:9 while the flood that emerges from the dragon’s mouth in Revelation 12:15 represents enemies rising up to attack Israel in Revelation 17:15. In the Old Testament flood waters are often used as a symbol for invaders:


Isaiah 59:19
So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.


My point is that this account in Revelation is strictly symbolic not a literal account of Mary, besides the apparition to Father Gobbi above is being deceptive as it says that the woman fights the dragon while the Bible teaches that she will flee from the dragon. In any case we must remember the context: that the Book of Revelation was revealed by Jesus and recorded by John, who are both Jews, so any Jew equipped with the Tanakh (the Old Testament) would decode the message in the very same way that I just did.

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7) Mary claims to crush the serpent’s head

Marian Apparition to St. Juan Diego’s Uncle:

“Call me and call my image Santa Maria de Guadalupe.”

It is believed that the word “Guadalupe” was actually a Spanish mistranslation of the local Aztec dialect of the Nahuatl language, the actual word is believed to be “Coatlaxopeuh” which means “she who treads on snakes” which is interesting as the chief Aztec god, Quetzalcoatl, is a “feathered serpent.” Mary has openly accepted this title and even appeared to St. Catherine in the form of the image of the Miraculous Medal, which features a virgin crowned with 12 stars and crushing the head of the serpent with her feet. On the surface this may all seem good and innocent, but this is once again an example of the Virgin Mary usurping another role of Jesus Christ:


Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.


The verse above clearly says, it is the seed of the woman, who we understand to be Jesus Christ, that will bruise the head of the serpent; not His mother. Yet the Miraculous Medal designed by the Apparition shows her crushing Satan’s head which is shown in the picture which opens this post. Once again the Virgin Mary contradicts the Bible.

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These are only a handful of several cases where the Marian Apparitions contradict the clear teachings of the Bible. If you are a Roman Catholic and reading this you need to carefully examine whether or not the Marian apparitions are in fact the true Mary of the Bible. In my points above, I proved that if you analyze the messages of the Marian apparitions, you would recognize a common trend: each time “Mary” appears she either wants a church to be built in her name, offers vague or false prophecies (some that the Roman Catholic hierarchy deliberately try to fulfill) or introduces new traditions or doctrines that are contrary or additions to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Paul warns us through his epistle to the Galatians:


Galatians 1:6-8
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have received, let him be accursed.


You must ask yourself the questions: Is it truly Mary of the Bible in these apparitions? Or is it “an angel from heaven?” I believe there is sufficient biblical evidence which points out that this may be an impostor. The Bible makes it clear that in the Last Days, Satan and his minions will appear as angels of light, and will deceive many through great signs and miracles:


2 Corinthians 11:13-15
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

1 Timothy 4:1
Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.

Matthew 24:24
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

I do pray that this article opens the eyes of many Roman Catholics, my hope is not to attack anyone, I only hope to open eyes and encourage others to lean on the Bible as the source of absolute truth not on ourselves or others (Proverbs 3:5, 6). Please like and share this article if it blessed you. If you have any comments about this article leave it in the comment section. God Bless!

~Planet Zion

Every Roman Catholic Must See This!



This is the testimony of Sister Charlotte Wells which I will warn you is a very grim, shocking and disturbing one. Charlotte Wells was not her real name, but rather a pseudonym to protect her identity which was Charlotte Keckler. This is the testimony of her time as a nun in the convent which was recorded on audiotape at a Christian gathering. Sister Charlotte, was born on April 12, 1898 and entered the convent around 1910. She came to Christ in 1945, and since then began travelling to churches and sharing her testimony to the United States and Canada with another ex-nun, Sister Nilah Rutledge. Sister Charlotte died on September 1983 under mysterious circumstances. Her testimony reveals many of the dark secrets of the Roman Catholic church and all the horrors that occurred deep within convents and confirms many of the claims made by another ex-nun, Maria Monk. Charlotte’s mysterious death and the Vatican’s silence to her allegations, I believe gives her much credibility.

Charlotte and Nila
I personally produced this video and included scriptures within it. I pray that my video opens many eyes to the truth. Please share this with your friends and family especially those in Roman Catholicism. Feel free to leave comments if you wish. God bless you!

Update: I have been asked by many if this woman was lying, in response to this I find it necessary to share some reasons why I genuinely believe that Sister Charlotte was telling the truth:

 


1) Sister Charlotte’s Testimony is Consistent With Past Ones

Her testimony is very similar to other former nuns like Florence Cleland, Mabel Gladenstein McClish, Eva Moss, Edith O’Gorman (Trials and Persecutions of Miss Edith O’Gorman), her friend Nilah Rutledge, Nellie Fortune, Maria Monk, Barbara Ubryk (The Convent Horror), Sister Justina (The Martyr in Black The Life Story of Sister Justina). Sister Charlotte’s testimony corroborates those made by former monks and priests like Chiniquy (The Priest, the Woman and the Confessional), Fresenborg (Thirty Years in Hell) and Hogan (Auricular Confession and Popish Nunneries). Google all these individuals and read their testimonies – they are all the same. With all that said, can anyone really be so quick to conclude that this woman was lying? Are all these people I have cited lying as well?

The Bible says that at the mouth of two or three witnesses a matter shall be established:

Deuteronomy 19:15
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

I think that we can indeed trust Sister Charlotte – listen to the passion and emotion in her voice – this woman could have very well been telling the truth.

 


2) Some of Her Claims Are Confirmed By The Finding Of 800 Baby Skeletons At A Roman Catholic Children’s Home

Just this year we have verified reports of about 800 baby skeletons being found in a septic tank at a former children’s home ran by the Bon Secours nuns between 1925 and 1961. Take a look of the report by CNN here. Does this mean that Sister Charlotte is speaking the truth, not by itself, but it does confirm that the Roman Catholic church has a history of hiding bodies without anyone’s knowledge. A fact which at least gives Sister Charlotte’s claims, of seeing babies being dumped into lime-pits, some credence. And the fact that several nuns and priests have actually stolen babies from Spain to sell on the Black Market certainly does nothing more but to lend credence to the claims made by Sister Charlotte. You may read that particular story by the BBC here.

 


3) There Are Documented Cases of Forced Hard Labor by Groups In The Roman Catholic Church

Have you heard of the “Magdalene Laundries” also known as “Magdalene Asylums?” At these places, which were ran by various nun orders like “Sisters of Mercy,” “Sisters of Our Lady of Charity,” the “Good Shepherd Sisters,” and the “Sisters of Charity,” thousands of troubled women were given hard labor – without payment. A Magdalene Laundry at a convent in Dublin in Ireland had over 130 unmarked graves discovered in 1993. Please feel free to take the time and read this CNN report here.

A formal state apology was issued in 2013, and a £50 million compensation scheme was set up. The Vatican and the four religious institutes that ran the Irish asylums have refused to compensate the survivors of abuse, despite demands from the Irish government, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child and the UN Committee Against Torture. A movie has been produced which documents the testimony of four teenage Irish girls who were sent to Magdalene asylums in the 1960s and reported the hard labor and cruel treatment. Feel free to view this movie, as I have embedded it here:



Do all these cases prove that Sister Charlotte was telling the truth? Not necessarily, but once again it does confirm that the Roman Catholic Church has physically abused women and has forced women into hard labor – all of which are claims made by Sister Charlotte.

 


4) There Are Cases of Nuns Getting Pregnant At Convents

Nuns are actually getting pregnant behind convents walls. Once again just this year we had a case of a nun at a convent near Rieti in Italy getting pregnant. She has even decided to name the child, Francis, after this present pope, you may learn more about this startling news here. This happened in our modern day and if this happened in our modern day it certainly could have happened back in 1910, when Sister Charlotte entered the convent. And I think that the Bible agrees with me here, there is nothing new under the sun:

Ecclesiastes 1:9
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Do you want more solid facts confirming sexual abuse in the convents? Here is what the Boston Globe, an award wining American daily newspaper based in Boston, Massachusetts in the U.S., reported:

“According to the 1996 survey of nuns in the United States (which was intentionally never published by the [Roman Catholic] Church but was leaked by some Vatican insider), it is reported that a minimum of 34,000 Catholic nuns (about 40% of all American nuns) claim to have been sexually abused. Three of every four of these nuns claimed they were sexually victimized by a priest, nun, or other religious person. Two out of five nuns who stated they were sexually abused claimed that their exploitation included some form of genital contact. All nuns who claimed repeated sexual exploitation reported that they were pressured by religious superiors for sexual favors.” – “Boston Globe” (1-8-2002) [Ed.: This quote is on p. 179 of the book, “Lucifer’s Lodge”, by William H. Kennedy.]

If you are still not convinced about the sexual promiscuity in the Roman Catholic Church, then I will direct you to the words of Cardinal Peter D’Ailly:

“…As for the nuns, modesty forbids the description of the nunneries, which are mere brothels, so that to take the veil is equivalent to becoming a public prostitute.” – Cardinal Peter D’Ailly, quoted by Henry Charles Lea in “A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages,” Vol. 3, 1888, pp. 631.

Google the book “Lucifer’s Lodge: Satanic Ritual Abuse in the Catholic Church” by William H. Kennedy and you will find many shocking verified stories – not rumors – verified stories about Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) cases within the Roman Catholic Church. Note well, all of these claims proves that Sister Charlotte could have very well been speaking the truth concerning the sexual abuses that she reports that other nuns and herself endured while in the convent. If you are still not convinced here is a database containing a very long list of priests involved with pedophilia and other sexually related offenses all of which has been verified by various newspapers and media outlets, you may view it here.

 


5) We Have Proof of The Torture Chambers At Some Convents

Finally we have the torture chambers in cloistered convents, I actually have proof of their existence from the lips of a respected Vatican official who was actually declared a saint!:

“St. Ligori himself asserts a fact which strongly corroborates the testimony of ‘Maria Monk’; namely, that refractory, incorrigible nuns are punished by imprisonment for life. ‘A nun (says he) who is guilty of a grievous or pernicious crime, and who appears to be notoriously incorrigible is to be confined in perpetual imprisonment.’ But they are not expelled as some monks are. The reason is obvious. Nuns, if expelled, would reveal the licentious and brutal treatment they have received from the priests, whilst the latter would be careful not to inform on themselves. Smith’s Synopsis of Ligori’s Moral Theology, p. 231, 232. Now let it be remembered, that the writings of Ligori were approved by Pope Pius VII. and by the Sacred Congregation of Rites so late as 1816: and that, as Dr. Varela, the priest of New York asserted three years ago, are in the hands of almost every priest, and therefore also of those at Montreal; and there will be nothing incredible in the following narrative of Maria Monk…” – Schmucker, Glorious Reformation, page 17.

How can one ignore that confession by that Roman Catholic saint? St. Ligori actually recommends the imprisonment of nuns and have left the definition of a “grievous or pernicious crime” completely up to the potentially wicked imaginations of those who run the convent. The New York Times also exposed in an ground-breaking article all the horrible cases of physical abuses done to children and nuns at some private schools almost a century ago here. The report include a few details of the nature of the physical attacks, here is an excerpt of the physical abuses that were inflicted:

“Punching, flogging, assault and bodily attacks, hitting with the hand, kicking, ear pulling, hair pulling, head shaving, beating on the soles of the feet, burning, scalding, stabbing, severe beatings with or without clothes, being made to kneel and stand in fixed positions for lengthy periods, made to sleep outside overnight, being forced into cold or excessively hot baths and showers, hosed down with cold water before being beaten, beaten while hanging from hooks on the wall, being set upon by dogs, being restrained in order to be beaten, physical assaults by more than one person, and having objects thrown at them.”

Burning? Severe beatings with or without clothes? Being made to kneel and stand in fixed positions for lengthy periods? Most of these were reported by Sister Charlotte in this video.

Convents were actually banned in Mexico in 1857, but one, the Convent of Saint Monica, continued to operate secretly until it was discovered in 1934 and abolished. Torture chambers were found at the convent and even lime-pits – precisely as Sister Charlotte reported. Nuns were found literally half-dead at that convent! We have proof of the tortures and self-mutilation. Some of these mutilations eerily reflect those that the prophets of Baal did in service to their false god:

1 Kings 18:27-29
And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them.
And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

The sisters at Convent of Saint Monica in Mexico endured so many hardships which, Sister Charlotte referenced to in her testimony, and you can read this yourself here (click the arrow to go to the next page on that site). The scariest part of all this is that some of it is still happening in our day but on a lesser level in a Poor Clares cloistered convent in Minooka, Illinois. You may view a story on that Poor Clares cloistered convent here. This is an except from that article of the sacrifices that the nuns make:

“They rarely speak and move around the home with bare feet. They sleep on thin straw mattresses and eat only grains and vegetables they’ve grown in their backyard or that have been donated.”

I have been confronted before with the claim that her testimony was false because she refused to give us her convent’s name but I have a very reasonable response to this claim. We have the testimony of Nellie Fortune, a nun, who fled from St. Joseph’s Convent. She found shelter by Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, a protestant home. The Vatican found out about Sister Nellie and which convent she belonged to and dragged her back to her convent against her will. Feel free to read more about her testimony here. I cite this example to show you that Sister Charlotte, quite possbly withheld such information in order to protect herself.

 


Conclusion

It seems that Sister Charlotte could have very well been speaking the truth because all of the physical evidence and reports seems to confirm all that she says. All this is so shocking that I wish that it was a lie. The most telling of all the proofs may be the fact that Sister Charlotte was killed under mysterious circumstances. Think about this carefully: Would someone be killed for a lie? No, let us be real here – this woman was killed because she told the truth, just as a witness to a horrible crime would be killed by a criminal who perpetrated that horrible crime. And as I said the silence of the Vatican in response to her testimony ironically speaks volumes:

“Fr. Alberto Rivera, an ex-Jesuit, told us about how Sister Charlotte was killed for going public,” said researcher and author of Vatican Assassins, Eric Jon Phelps, adding Rivera said an undercover Jesuit priest entered her life, having her killed for telling the truth. – Eric Jon Phelps, U.S. Author and protagonist in the Truth Seeker Movement which exposes the agenda of the New World Order.


~Planet Zion