Due to a follower’s like of this post today I decided to go back to this blog posting of mine and add a bit of additional information as an amendment to the original, which pertains to the comments as well as the text body; so please also read the comments.
What follows is my response to a blog today regarding another apparent misdirection of the faithful by the active Pope Francis. I had to get into a more comprehensive explanation and chronicling of my own experiences that have led me to have my current perspective and belief that comprehensive efforts on many fronts including the Vatican are actively working to discredit the faith and renounce God’s word that Jesus Christ is “the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
It appears from Holy Scripture what Francis is saying flies in the face of what the Lord Himself has commanded us to do.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
I have a few things to add here! First I apologize for this extremely long comment but so many people around the globe need to get real. We are living in a most unprecedented time like no other in history when the digital age and information overload is non-stop, which is good and bad! The good side is that spreading the word of God and the Good news of the Salvation though Jesus Christ has never been so facilitated! But, the double-edged sword is at work in this, because Satan is using many of the advantages of high speed digital communication to confuse, misinform and outright deceive in earnest as the father of lies having these modern tools at his disposal! We now see a Pope that is false and I dear say he appears to be supporting the beast which I’ve become aware of over the last several years like many of you! My mother based on her long life experience and being a parishioner of the RCC had been saying for the last dozen years that Jesus is in a sense being crucified again by an out of control secular world and culture of death. Obviously materialism and vain exploits riddle the earthly societies tremendously while so many turn away from seeking God and prefer pleasure, lust and all manner of instant gratification. This leads to all manner of perversions and abuse which we read about or see on TV or the net news daily. Is it any wonder hatreds and violence plague our man-made system. This is to me a spiritual warfare like no other that has increased exponentially over the last 30 to 40 years and especially since 9/11/2001 which to me was a definite demarcation line or event to clearly show that two opposing ideologies or beliefs that have been colliding for well over several hundreds of years are now being set-up for a major showdown which is of course The Battle between Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and the antichrist.
On Christmas 2018 I was interacting that whole week with connections of mine on a social media platform sharing happiness and prayers for peace and salvation when a rabble-rouse agent or troll kept appearing on this one particular post and he increased his insults at our belief in Jesus and indeed upon Jesus with many carefully orchestrated rants that seemed to both promote atheism and then Nation of Islam which ultimately appeared to be the mindset of this derelict hateful minion! I am a passionate person and yes I can become a bit angry when wicked people offend or attack those I love! I tried for the days leading up to Christmas to be intellectual each time this individual kept appearing not letting well enough alone and allowing those of us of faith to have a peaceful joyous Christmas to share and celebrate the birth of our Savior! I will not just pass it off I thought; so I took it as a “direct attack” by evil, which I never experienced on Christmas by anyone my entire life until then! I know from this event and so many others that were painful challenges in my personal life over the last several years or more that this is pure evil at work in the world and it seeks out anyone of faith to attack viciously with its sole purpose to dishearten or trouble the faithful while completely confusing the weak and lost; it is pure hatred I witnessed not only of Jesus but of all His faithful. This Pope speaks in contradictions and I never thought that I would say such a thing having been brought up a Catholic and knowing in my heart I truly love Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! But, I won’t go into all of my reasons except one is that I reached out to this Pope at the Vatican during one of my more if not most troubled periods in my entire life where I was up against powers and principalities; or very corrupted political slaves of the Devil in my locale and I got “Zero Response” back from the Pope when at least some acknowledgement regarding the matter which I explained in great detail in a letter of several pages; would have been appropriate. Now I realize I should have sent it to Benedict XVI instead, but I was duped like so many to believe we had a new Pope Francis. Now in light of the most recent betrayals of the Church and its faithful this Pope has sealed his fate in my view as being derelict in the least or possibly diabolical at worst.
Before I show you what I said to that attacker of our Lord on Christmas Day 2018 I ask that you focus on this Scripture which says it all in my heart and mind as to why I felt it important to share this long explanation.
“Turn to me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
By myself I have sworn;
from my mouth has gone out in righteousness
a word that shall not return:
‘To me every knee shall bow,
every tongue shall swear allegiance.” Isaiah 45:22-23
“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11
Victoria, for a couple of days leading up to Christmas and right on Christmas this phony and deceptive guy who was commenting on a post about the two Scandinavian young ladies beheaded kept twisting truth like the Devil to make Jesus nothing more than some guy like Muhammad. His denouncing Jesus and Christianity therefore on Christmas set me off onto my mission, as he would not stop it no matter how many important things I tried to explain to him. He was a clever deceiver. He did however stop after this piece I wrote to him on the post!
Tony Aツaz Your own words; “live the way you want and not dictate as you are just a human and not a messenger of GOD, like Jesus and Muhammad were.” “Muslim hoax I am wondering how you equate a “hoax” with facts of an Islamic Empire.” Wonder NO MORE, Pay Attention and learn of your blaspheming error! You have a huge inaccuracy that needs to be corrected! Saying that Jesus is another prophet like Muhammad is blasphemous. First Jesus was not a mere prophet but was God Himself and therefore the Redeemer and Savior of Mankind as he said. Muhammad was only a supposed prophet and there is irrefutable evidence in the historical text of the time he lived that points to his being an outright liar and heretic as well as a criminal and child molester along with his being a polygamist! The following statements are highly accurate and actually proven.
“In 632, only months before he died, Muhammad apparently met for the first time with a Christian community as such. An official delegation of Christians, probably led by a bishop, came to Mecca from Najran in Yemen. After engaging the Christians in discussion, the Prophet is said to have realized that Christian teachings are indeed incompatible with Islam, after which the revelation followed that only Islam is acceptable to God as a religion. The Quran also says very specifically that those who refer to Jesus as God are blasphemers, and that Christians saying that Christ is the son of God is an imitation of Jews, who earlier had said that Ezra is the son of God. According to the Quran Jesus was only a servant; Jesus the son of Mary was no more than an apostle of God. Quranic verses dealing with Jesus’ death have been interpreted differently by commentators, but generally they have been taken to mean that Jesus did not die by crucifixion. For Christians the Quran has thus served as a denial of Jesus’ incarnation and death on the cross and of the reality of the Trinity.” (Oxford University Press)
These two points alone put Islam and the Muslims completely at odds with Jesus Christ and all Christians and are the enemies of such! Muhammad himself began this conflict and was the spoiler and Heretic directly attacking God’s plan as foretold by all the previous prophets going all the way back to Abraham. Things have been in conflict because of Muhammad ever since and are getting worse, this will not resolve until Islam is Chastised or obliterated as a fake religion started by a false prophet and therefore heretic! In Summary Muslims are in complete denial of what Jesus Christ said and who He was which makes them Anti-Christ and supportive of the Devil and all that is unholy. Basically Muhammad started this Blasphemy back in 632 AD and outright declared War on Christendom! Islam you yourself stated is an EMPIRE which puts it in the category of being a Nation not a Religion! It is not a religion that is backed up with solid historical evidence and prophecy over time by many prophets other than what Muhammad said; he made it all up, the heretic! Islam seeks to conquer and must be stopped! And it will be! God’s avenging angels are going to obliterate Islam and any of its followers, they are minions of Satan!
After this experience on Christmas day 2018 the likes of which I had never experienced any such blatant antichrist in your face attack, during a most important religious observance activity for Christians, tells me that we are in the end times, as Satan is working through all means available at a fever pitch to attack Christianity and it’s faithful; because the time is drawing near for God to return! Of course I could be off by many years but this is my hunch as there are so many signs and I was attacked by evil several years ago to stop me from being a witness and faithful one for Jesus. A woman of a consecrated Catholic order told me back then that there was a reason I was suffering for Jesus and it would become apparent at some point in the future why I was being prepared! Now I see in retrospect that God did want me to do something for Him and it could be just to be doing as I am or maybe something more; like a priest told me recently, “wait and see!”
God Bless You. Amen.
Lawrence Morra III
“He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him” (John 5:23, 24)
Because we who accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior believe in the blessed trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that the Father and Son are one; when we glorify Jesus we are glorifying the Father. Therefore, the eternal glorification of the Father is through the Son Jesus Christ. If any people will not willingly give praise and glory to God in this life, they will do it against their own will throughout eternity. It’s made clear through God’s word to all who seek Truth, Hope and Salvation from a sinful world that in many instances is barely even a distorted reflection of God’s Glory, we must do our best to not be deceived making sure to discern God’s will from that of the worldly beast or even ourselves.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
Note: Upon my actual completion of this Blog in the very early morning hours today a comment showed up in my email from the author of that parallel blog which I’ve included with my reply below in the comment section in-case you’re interested. Thank you.
Pope Francis stated “NEVER Try to Convert Unbelievers”
Further clarification needed here for lack of thorough communication on this one point! I realize Jackie commenting in the original post said more than I agreed to. I was agreeing that first Francis is not a pope; I know he is a fraud pope just like America now has a fraud President Biden, which doesn’t make all previous presidents frauds. The point of God being the Father who is in heaven is absolute, and no pope or anyone in the universe stands in for the Father; only Jesus Christ was the physical and spiritual presence of God the Father on earth with us, the Holy Trinity. This only occurred when Jesus was born a human being and became our Savior; meanwhile He is in heaven seated with the Father giving us the only direct presence of the Father which we can have now that is through Jesus Christ, which then allows the Comforter or Holy Spirit of God the Father to teach and guide us as we seek to serve the Father, doing His will alone.
John 14: 25-27 “All this I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have told you. 27Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.”
Amendment on 3/15/2022
In addition to the comment just mentioned that you may want to read I now ask that you consider these newest additional thoughts and historical information I wrote today to hopefully further convey to you how we must be very careful what we are believing and following due to the attacks upon the Church from it’s infancy and on throughout the millennia, all of which is meant to distort, disrupt and severely damage it; in order to confuse, scatter, isolate and otherwise divert God’s children away from His Church; placing them in severe jeopardy of being deceived as we now see happening in the Church! And how subsequently many Christians are falling away as prophesied would happen in Latter Days with a Great Apostasy; secularism, atheism and pagan belief with even completely distorted and perverted Christianity is rampant now. Thank you for your patience and understanding but most important for trying your best to understand God’s will through our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
The rapid spreading of teachings could lead to different interpretations and practices of the faith right from the beginning, by a people who either were living as pagans believing in many gods or following Old Testament teachings handed down over the millennia from the prophets; but in either case straying or violating God’s word could easily occur.
To prevent that following the book of Acts came the Epistles of Paul, Peter and John by which the foundational doctrines of the very beginning of Christianity and the Roman Catholic Church were implemented; and we must remember that in that early stage and for centuries there were no massive numbers of the Bible for peoples throughout the world to sit and read daily as we now so conveniently have today and throughout much of the modern times. But even for those that could have a copy of God’s word it could be easily taken and intentionally or unintentionally manipulated for self-designed intentions and this has eventually happened throughout history since the time when Christianity began to flourish and even now in the present when God’s word is readily available!
Paul, Peter and John were the core leaders of the apostles who were following the directives very closely as to what their teacher our Savior Jesus taught and instructed them to do. This was why they wrote the Epistles which were and still are to Catholics foundational guidance meant to provide a structured clearer understanding of God’s word carefully interpreted and provided to the communities or societies wherever disciples of Christ go into the world to spread the Good News! Think of South America and Central America how many of the people there in those locales predominantly are Catholic Christians who are believing in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, there in those many nations that not many centuries ago were still believing in horrible falsehoods and pagan blasphemies that even included as in the Mayan Civilization the sacrificing of infants and adults both; to false gods and I say to Satan! The Roman Catholic Church that Peter started was given to the world as the order directly from Christ to Peter His leading Disciple; to build His Church, means he is directly responsible for this great Godly accomplishment and service to our Lord Jesus Christ which he did by being the greatly humbled faithful and completely loyal lead servant shepherd who did suffer for doing it being put to death eventually! Now think for a moment if you were the Devil would you not be extremely jealous of those so obedient to God that built this Church as a beacon of light and promise for eternal life as well as all those that follow it! Would you as the Devil want nothing more than to disrupt, attack and bring ruin to this “Saving Beacon of Hope” to the world that is providing “God’s Truth” through the “Direct Ministry of Christ” being facilitated by these Catholic priests and servants who are bringing multitudes to the alter of God in the name of “Jesus Christ” to be “saved from death!” So of course throughout the centuries and indeed the millennia Satan has attacked the Church from the outside by misdirecting faithful Catholics just like we see now in Washington with a most vile man Biden or a most despicable woman like Pelosi ruling in government affairs globally effecting so many in a negative extremely harmful way, both on a secular level of life and most harmful the spiritual life actually damaging faith deeply, while saying they are Catholics to further discredit God’s Church, and poison the well as it were! But then; to exponential levels by infiltrating the hierarchy of the Church and “crowning a false prophet” as the new Peter or current, “leading shepherd of the Church’s flock,” this Bergoglio who is not serving one master but multiple earthly masters, and Satan most of all! All churches have been caught up in one thing or another over time, first as breakaway offshoots of the predecessor foundational church, and now to the point where we even have the Presbyterian church not just supporting abortion rights but condoning abortion actually as advocates of it, and thus serving Satan himself; to me no less than what the ancient Mayan’s did, a modern version of paganism and falsehood!
Now also take into consideration this information that points to the truth of how Christianity has been sliced up into so many different subsets that I think you must agree, that created quite a lot of room for errors and or intentional manipulation of God’s word because all people are fallible and defective and are not the original leading Apostles Paul, Peter and John who knew more about what God’s truth is, than all the Johnny come lately types which creating this potentiality of failure that has been proven out over time to be the case that far too many times throughout just the last couple of hundred years, even leaving out some of the major demarcation points and departures from the mother original church; such as the Great Reformation initiated by Martin Luther.
“The Center for the Study of Global Christianity also has statistics that align closely to this number (see #41 in the link-34,200 denominations in 2000).
On a Christianity Statistics article, updated March 2017, states that there are approximately 41,000 Christian denominations, but they also state:
This statistic takes into consideration cultural distinctions of denominations in different countries, so there is overlapping of many denominations.
The World Christian Database represents over 9,000 Christian denominations. This number is quite lower than 30,000 but it also doesn’t say what who exactly is represented or who isn’t.
On Wikipedia they list about 1,100 denominations (according to my count) but Wikipedia isn’t official.
For more details on the breakdown of (30,000+) read this article (not a primary source).”
In America alone we are looking at an estimated 70 million Catholics which brings me to this original conceptualization of the church by its lead Apostles right after Jesus Ascended into heaven.
“Jesus set Peter apart from the other disciples during his earthly ministry around A.D. 30, declaring his primacy in the establishment of the Catholic Church after Jesus would leave them. Many modern Bible scholars believe Jesus knew of the need for church unity and specific leadership before leaving his disciples, leading to what he says to Peter in Matthew 16:18, “Upon this rock I will build my church.” Peter’s name means “stone” — a name that Jesus gave to Peter when he met him.
Roman Catholic tradition views this verse as Jesus’ formation of the papacy, making Saint Peter the first pope and establishing the Roman Catholic Church in the same moment. Through Peter’s leadership, believers in the early church could unite under truth and sound teaching. Here are some examples of the type of leadership Jesus expected of Peter and continues to expect of every pope that has come after him:
Early Christians were pluralistic in their beliefs. Early believers needed to defend the truth and establish a set belief system. In I Timothy 6:20, Paul admonishes Timothy, a young church leader, to, “…guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid profane babbling and the absurdities of so-called knowledge.” This verse shows that false teaching was spreading during those early years of Christianity, and Paul left the task of defending the truth to Timothy. Early churches needed sound authority to keep them from absorbing falsehoods.
Saint Paul also changed the concept of the church in Ephesians 1:23 when he refers to the church as Jesus’, “…body, the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.” This unique phrasing shows that the church needs unity as the body of Christ in the world. A unified church can complete the mission given by Jesus to “make disciples of all nations” in a way that a fractured religion cannot.
- To strengthen the entire church:In Luke 22:32, Jesus says to Peter, “I have prayed that your own faith may not fail; and once you have turned back, you must strengthen your brothers.” In establishing the Roman Catholic Church and the papacy, Jesus commanded Peter and every pope thereafter to strengthen the members of the Catholic faith.
- To guide and care for the church: The pope must guide the church like a shepherd tending their flock. Jesus referred to himself as the Good Shepherd and the church as his sheep in John 10:11. A crucial part of the history of the Catholic Church timeline is Jesus’ departure from Earth. Before his ascension, Jesus passed on the earthly care of his sheep to Peter, the pope of the Roman Catholic Church. In John 21:15-17, Jesus tells Peter to “Feed my lambs,” “Tend my sheep,” and “Feed my sheep.” catholicworldmission.org
On 2/24/22 I wrote the following in that day’s essay.
The Enemy Within the Church
Matthew 7: 13-15 “13Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it. 15Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”
Getting back to what you have said here about so many falsehoods happening in churches and all around us in this more and more artificial contrived world, which has taken the old “Ways of The World” spoken about in Scriptures and exponentially amplified its corruption, deceptions, temptations as well as great frauds that the masses are now believing and following; putting false gods before God Almighty of the Ten Commandments and breaking that first one with many or maybe even all the rest in the process! Just think of sins of the flesh alone which can and will condemn multitudes to hell, how in the old days the proliferation was minimal, but now with video and digital communication platforms this evil is anywhere just about with a click, it’s even in pop music and so forth; with many more in this age being ruined by sins of the flesh!
I say sadly that the majority of the human beings are now in potential peril of being unworthy of salvation at all. Industrial scale abortion is now to the point of a full term helpless baby being murdered and what could possibly be any justifiable reason for it, especially one that God Himself would accept? There is none, and so humans are making sacrifices of human babies to the modernist man-made Beast System and thus Satan, who is the prince of this world and who rules the flesh material sinful realm; even the blasphemous falsehood of a president Biden wants to push through Federal on Demand Abortion across the country; pure evil. This is exponentially worse than what pagan idolaters of ancient civilizations like the Mayan Empire did regularly!
We are told to be in the world but not of it and that is literally what it means and how we should live each day, but, sadly we do not; most are just going along for the ride and then faking belief and Trust in the Lord. It’s too easy to do and very convenient to have your cake and eat it too, and be as you said a Lukewarm Christian vs. the devout Faithful Believer in Jesus Christ!
2 Corinthians 10:2-4 “2 I beg you that when I come I may not need to be as bold as I expect toward those who presume that we live according to the flesh. 3For though we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh. 4The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”
Here is a portion of one of Billy Graham’s fine sermons that clearly defines what we are talking about here and should consider.
The warnings are clear. The Bible says in Romans 12:2, “Do not be conformed to this world.” The Bible teaches in Galatians 1:4 that, “[Christ] gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age [cosmos].” In other words, the world was such a great danger to our souls that this danger caused Christ, the Son of God, to go to the cross to deliver us from it.
Throughout the Bible, the lines are definitely drawn between the world of unbelievers and the world of the children of God. “Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” (James 4:4). Jesus Himself said, “The world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world” (John 17:14-16). Again Jesus said, “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you” (John 15:18).
The Bible also teaches that the Christian will face opposition in the world. “All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution,” said the Apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 3:12. Just as Christ’s life with all its love, concern and selflessness was a rebuke to the cosmos of His time, so our lives with Christ abiding in us today bring about criticism, opposition and persecution from those who cannot comprehend the mystery of God’s redemptive grace.
The Bible teaches that we are not to be discouraged by this belligerence. We are to consider it evidence that we are identified with Christ. Jesus said, “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven” (Matthew 5:11-12). https://decisionmagazine.com/in-world-not-of-it/ by Billy Graham | January 28, 2016 | Billy Graham
This internet is a Devil’s Playground and so many are deluded or mesmerized by the click bait and followers routine; followers for what and to what avail? This is mostly frittering and wasting the time away, that precious time we have to make sure we have our houses in order for the Lord and are working diligently to serve the will of our Father in heaven who put us here for a purpose; His purpose; so when Jesus comes knocking on our doors we aren’t caught unawares!
I have a few previous blog postings I want to share that hopefully will shed a bit more of God’s light upon this subject and narrative you have eloquently presented here.
Discernment and spiritual awakening with the Holy Spirit speaking to us and in turn we hearing Him is the best thing to seek in order to stay on the one path that Jesus explained perfectly; John 14: 5- 7 5“Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 7If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”
Let’s keep discerning and following the Holy Spirit not men or the system, but, still through discernment we can look for any good that exists in people or institutions and recognize any intrinsic good or value that God wants us to receive from them; learning to fully see God’s Truth in all things and make use of what he instructs us to, by His will alone; anything else will be not of God and we must reject it.
This world today is a very tumultuous quagmire and extremely dangerous for anyone, but, especially Christians who are being challenged and attacked from all directions! We must remember as long as we are in this battlefield our souls are in mortal jeopardy of being lost to eternal damnation. Too many people are nonchalant and think they are so on top of this professing to be good Christians, when they are just playing the game and are deceived or even deceivers; minions of the evil one.
The enemy in the church
God bless you and yours.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III
This additional essay reblog posting of 3/13/22, does point out to me clearly just how vicious and dangerous the world has become since antiquity for Christians or those people who want to seek and follow Jesus Christ. The battlefield is all around us and growing more deceptive, intense and more totalitarian all the time because the heat is on to devour mankind!
13 March 2022 Balance