THE HOAX OF ‘OUR LADY OF FATIMA’

THE HOAX OF ‘OUR LADY OF FATIMA’

Woe unto Roman Catholics! ‘Our Lady of Fatima’ is a dirty Satanic hoax perpetrated by the Great Whore (Rev 17:1). It is of the Devil and blatant idolatry. Roman Catholics claim that a supernatural event occurred in 1917 in which the “Blessed Virgin Mary” appeared repeatedly to 3 children in Fatima, Portugal.

Supposedly, the Virgin Mary gave a message to the 3 children. The Message of Fatima consists of an alleged number of precise predictions, requests, warnings and promises concerning the Catholic faith and the world, which were conveyed by the Blessed Virgin Mary to 3 shepherd children—Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco—in a series of ghostly apparitions at Fatima, Portugal from May to October 1917. An “apparition” means “the unexpected or unusual appearance of a ghostly figure.” It’s a scam, a falsehood, a lie of the Devil, unscriptural in every way.

Many Catholic cultures pass a statue of Our lady of Fatima around from house-to-house throughout the year. It’s considered a good-luck charm while in their home. The heathen statue is adorned in the center of their living room, given undivided attention by the family, and it is worshipped, which is the horrible sin of idolatry. Exodus 20:5 says that those who bow and pray to statues HATE God.

Exodus 20:4-5, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt NOT BOW DOWN THYSELF TO THEM, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of THEM THAT HATE ME.” I make no apologies to rain on your parade when I speak the TRUTH… God hates the Catholic Church! God loves people, but God hates IDOLATRY.

Often, a photo of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco is passed around amongst the idolatrous group, as they feast on food and praise the graven image. They talk about the alleged miracle of Our lady of Fatima. Then the photo is placed next to the statue, adorned so beautifully as the centerpiece of their living room.

The graven image is alleged to bring a special blessing upon the home. One Catholic man told me that he waited for 8-years, only after persistent request, to finally have the statue of Our Lady of Fatima brought to his home for one week. The man’s family fried fish and praised the demonic image, praying to the image, and committing idolatry instead of worshipping God in spirit and in truth as John 4:24 commands. Our lady of Fatima is a rotten hoax, a sinister TRADITION of men passed down from generation to generation. The hoax of Fatima allegedly happened in 1917, later turned into official Catholic dogma by the Vatican, provoking the wrath of God.

If you have a statue in your home of Our Lady of Fatima, or Our lady of Guadalupe, or The Image of Divine Mercy (allegedly seen by sister Faustina), then you are committing the wicked sin of IDOLATRY, spitting on the God of Israel. Catholics are arrogant, sinfully proud, and Jesus said about them: “Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition” (Mark 7:9).

Roman Catholics have been deceitfully taught by the demonic Vatican that statues are no different than a picture of one’s family and loved ones. Catholics are taught that adoration of statues is similar to looking at a photo of one’s family and feeling love and admiration. However, this is a fraudulent teaching by the Vatican, because no one worships God by bowing and praying to a photo of their spouse and children. Catholics chant recited Rosaries and pre-written so-called “prayers.”

It is 100% man-made tradition and idolatry. I asked a Catholic man why he recites memorized chants, instead of praying from the heart. He said it was the way he was brought up as a child. That is unacceptable to God. The Bible condemns placing family traditions above the Word of God (Mark 7:13). Roman Catholics HATE GOD according to Exodus 20:5.

Oh what wickedness in the sight of God!

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima is idolized while in the possession of that family, guests are invited, a fish fry is cooked, prayers are made to the statue of Our lady of Fatima, the Rosary is chanted… AND GOD IS ANGRY!!! (Exodus 20:4-5).
Hebrews 10:31, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

Jeremiah 10:2, “Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.”

In Catholic tradition, there are many reported occurrences of Mary, angels, and/or saints appearing and delivering a message from God. It is likely that, at least in some of these cases, the people were genuinely seeing something supernatural. While some of what is seen in various places is perhaps the work of charlatans, other apparitions were apparently authentic. However, an apparition being authentic does not mean it is a message from God or a genuine appearance of Mary, an angel, or a saint. Scripture declares that Satan and his demons masquerade as angels of light (2 Corinthians 11:14-15). Satanic deception is just as possible an explanation for the apparitions.

The only way to determine whether an apparition is a “lying wonder” or a genuine message from God is to compare the message of the apparition with Scripture. If the teachings that are attached to these apparitions are contrary to the Word of God, the apparitions themselves are then satanic in nature. A study of the teachings of Our Lady Fatima with the “Miracle of the Sun” is a good example.

It would indeed seem that something spectacular happened on October 13, 1917, and that “something” did in fact appear and deliver a message. The fact that its timing coincided with what had been told to the shepherd children three months earlier would seem to tie this event with the apparitions they had been seeing over the previous months, first of the angel and later of the “Lady of Fatima.”

When one compares the message of Fatima to what the Bible teaches, it is evident that the message of Fatima combines some biblical truth with several unbiblical practices and teachings.

The general Message of Fatima is not complicated. Its requests are for prayer, reparation, repentance, and sacrifice, and the abandonment of sin. While all this may seem biblical, all of this is taught to be brought about by devotion to the ‘Immaculate heart of Mary’ and the chanting of the Rosary! THAT ALONE should tell you WHERE this wisdom is coming from – “This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, and devilish!” [James 3:15]

Get out of the Roman Catholic Church as you would run out of a house that is on fire!

“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!” [Rev 18:4,5]

REST-TIME IS NEVER WASTE-TIME FOR THE CHRISTIAN

REST-TIME IS NEVER WASTE-TIME FOR THE CHRISTIAN

C.H. Spurgeon

“Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and REST A WHILE.” [Mark 6:31]

What! When the people are fainting? When the multitudes are like sheep upon the mountains without a shepherd? Does Jesus talk of rest? When Scribes and Pharisees, like grievous wolves, are rending the flock, does he take his followers on an excursion into a quiet resting place? Does some red-hot zealot denounce such atrocious forgetfulness of present and pressing demands? Let him rave in his folly. The Master knows better than to exhaust his servants and quench the light of Israel.

REST TIME IS NOT WASTE TIME. It is economy to gather fresh strength. Look at the mower in the summer a day, with so much to cut down ere the sun sets. He pauses in his labour, is he a sluggard? He looks for his stone, and begins to draw it up and down his scythe, with “rink-a-tink—rink-a-tink—rink-a-tink.” Is that idle music? is he wasting precious moments? How much he might have mown while he has been ringing out those notes on his scythe! But he is sharpening his tool, and he will do far more when once again he gives his strength to those long sweeps which lay the grass prostrate in rows before him. Even thus a LITTLE PAUSE prepares the mind for GREATER SERVICE in the good cause.

Fishermen must mend their nets, and we must every now and then repair our mental waste and set our machinery in order for future service. To tug the oar from day to day, like a galley-slave who knows no holidays, suits not mortal men. Mill-streams go on and on forever, but we must have our pauses and our intervals. Who can help being out of breath when the race is continued without intermission? Even beasts of burden must be turned out to grass occasionally; the very sea pauses at ebb and flood; earth keeps the Sabbath of the wintry months; and man, even when exalted to be God’s ambassador, must rest or faint; must trim his lamp or let it burn low; must recruit his vigour or grow prematurely old.

It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. IN THE LONG RUN, WE SHALL DO MORE BY SOMETIMES DOING LESS. On, on, on forever, without recreation, may suit spirits emancipated from this “heavy clay,” but while we are in this tabernacle, we must every now and then cry halt, and serve the Lord by holy inaction and consecrated leisure. Let no tender conscience doubt the lawfulness of going out of harness for awhile, but learn from the experience of others the necessity and duty of taking timely rest.

“For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength!” [Isaiah 30:15]

AS THE TREE FALLS – SO MUST IT LIE!

AS THE TREE FALLS – SO MUST IT LIE!

J. R. Miller (1909)

“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.” [Rev 22:11]

The CHARACTER with which men reach the final judgment – will be their PERMANENT character forever. The man who lives in sin unto the end – is making his own destiny. HABITS of sin – make the whole life sinful. It is this that gives such SOLEMNITY to life. The SEEDS of our future eternity – lie in our present.

Sow a THOUGHT – and you will reap an act;
sow an ACT – and you will reap a habit;
sow a HABIT – and you will reap a character;
sow CHARACTER – and you will reap a destiny!

Everyone goes to his own place – that is, the place for which he is fitted by his life on the earth. He who has always sinned here on earth – will continue to sin forever. Eternal death – is simply eternal sin, along with the punishments and consequences thereof. The punishment of the wicked will not be an arbitrary punishment – but the natural result of their own choices and acts in this life.

As the tree falls – so must it lie;
As the man lives – so must he die!
As a man dies – such must he be;
All through the ages of eternity!

It makes a great difference, therefore, how we live in this world. There is an false impression in some people’s minds, that they can live in sin all their days, and then by a few tears of penitence and a cry for mercy in a dying hour – can change all the course of their life and spend eternity in Heaven. This verse does not favor such a view. The future life – is but the HARVEST of this present life.

Men will be judged by their deeds. The New Testament everywhere teaches the same solemn truth. This does not mean that salvation is by works. We are saved by grace – but grace CHANGES the life and makes us holy.

“To DIE is gain” – only to those who can sincerely say, “For me, to LIVE is Christ!”

MOTHER’S DAY – THE PAGAN CONNECTION

MOTHER’S DAY – THE PAGAN CONNECTION

Compiled by Michael Jeshurun

It is the “second largest U.S. consumer spending holiday” according to the National Retail Federation. Estimates suggest that Americans will spend more than $14 billion this year at restaurants, on clothing, jewelry and flowers. And like so many other American commercial traditions, its roots can be traced back to ancient times. Predictably, the holiday we call “Mother’s Day” has Pagan origins.

The Pagans called her by many names. She was known as Aphrodite, Cybele, or Sybyl, Diana, Electra, Europa, Isis, Venus, Semiramis, Ashtoreth and Astarte, — Ishtar Feast days honoring the mother goddesses were known from antiquity. The fact that Americans only began doing so for a little over 100 years facilitates the cognitive divorce between the hoary practice of the ancients and contemporary Americans, many of whom claim to practice the Christian faith.

600 years before Christ, the ancient Greek Pagans honored Rhea, wife of Cronus (or Saturn-Satan if you prefer) who was worshipped as the mother of the gods and goddesses. Likewise, in Pagan Rome, there was a similar festival dedicated to the worship of Juno, called “Matronalia.”

In England, “Mothering Sunday” began to be observed in the 13th century, honoring their mothers with Simnel cakes or “Mothering Day” cakes. This practice is tied to the heathen practice of women baking cakes to the “Queen of Heaven.”

This celebration was adopted by the Roman Catholic “Mother” Church. This is the same Roman church which absorbed the Pagan practices dedicated to celebrating goddess worship (Easter) and the heathen celebration of Saturnalia, renamed Christmas.

There is little doubt in this authors mind that most professing Christians will say that Mother’s Day has nothing to do with the Pagan practices of the ancient world. Despite the fact that the origins of this holiday are well known, most Christians simply cover their ears and refuse to acknowledge the truth.

After all, the American observance of Mother’s Day first began in 1907 and was made a national celebration by Woodrow Wilson in 1914. What’s wrong with paying tribute our (their) mothers? The Bible says “honor thy father and thy mother” doesn’t it? Such legalistic sophistry ignores that fact that no such day of honor was recognized by early Christians nor even mentioned in the Bible. Be it Christmas, Easter or Mother’s Day, you CANNOT take something that was started and observed by the Pagans and ‘Christianize’ it!

To take that which is an outright and obvious abomination to God (and ALL Pagan festivals, celebrations and observances ARE an abomination to Him) and use it in His service is presumptuous, a species of self-will, laying us open to the charge of “WHO hath required this at your hand?” [Isaiah 1:12]; and for us to ask God’s blessing upon the same is only seeking to make Him of OUR MIND. Let us not forget the solemn warning pointed by the death of Uzzah, when the Lord God made a breach in Israel because they “sought Him not after the DUE ORDER” [1Chronicles 15:13). We must keep closely to God’s “DUE ORDER” if we are to have His approbation in anything we use to glorify Him!

He that loveth father or mother more than Me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me! [Matthew 10:37]

It is no coincidence that the annual Rites of Spring Pagan Celebration in New England, began during Mother’s Day weekend in May of 1979, near Boston where Julia Ward Howe, held the first organized Mother’s Day meetings of America. A similar event was held last year, Mothers Day weekend in Berkeley, California. In Brighton – United Kingdom, and elsewhere, there were comparable celebrations dedicated to the Mother goddess.

Think about it, as other holidays having roots in Pagan sun worship, Mothers Day is always held on the day named in honor of the Sun.

“Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil!” [Exodus 23:2] WHO is it that celebrates “Mother’s Day”? Why the whole heathen world who know not Christ! If you’re a Christian you need to know that these ‘customs of the people are vain’ [Jer 10:3] Dare to differ! You want to be nice to your mother and make her feel special . . . then do it many times during the year and not just on ONE PARTICULAR DAY . . . especially a day that has pagan implications and is observed and commemorated by the ungodly!

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God!” [James 4:4]

 

Daughters – the gift the God-3

Daughters – the gift the God-3

“That our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace!” [Psalm 144:12]

A daughter is the happy memories of the past, the joyful moments of the present, and the hope and promise of the future. ~Author Unknown

“There’s something like a line of gold thread running through a man’s words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. ~ John Gregory Brown

“The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, ‘Daddy, I need to ask you something,’ he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.” – Garrison Keillor

Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express. ~ Joseph Addison

THE CHRIST OF MODERN DAY CHRISTENDOM

THE CHRIST OF MODERN DAY CHRISTENDOM

A.W. Pink

“And Elijah came unto all the people, and said,” The servant of God at once took the initiative, being in complete command of the situation. It is unspeakably solemn to note that he said not a single word to the false prophets, making no attempt to convert them. They were devoted to destruction (v. 40). No, instead he addressed himself to the people, of whom there was some hope, saying, “How long halt ye between two opinions?” (v. 21). The word for “halt” is totter : they were not walking uprightly. Sometimes they tottered over to the side of the God of Israel, and then they lurched like an intoxicated person over on the side of the false gods.

They were not fully decided which to follow. They dreaded Jehovah, and therefore would not totally abandon Him; they desired to curry favour with the king and queen, and so felt they must embrace the religion of the state. Their conscience forbade them to do the former, their fear of man persuaded them to do the latter; but in neither were they heartily engaged. Thus Elijah upbraided them with their inconstancy and fickleness.

Elijah made a demand for definite decision. It is to be borne in mind that Jehovah was the name by which the God of the Israelites had always been distinguished since their coming out of Egypt. Indeed, the Jehovah-God of their fathers was the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob (Ex. 3:15, 16). “Jehovah” signifies the self-existent, omnipotent, immutable, and Eternal Being, the only God, beside whom there is none else. “If Jehovah be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him.” There was no “if” in the mind of the prophet: he knew full well that Jehovah was the one true and living God, but the people must be shown the untenability and absurdity of their vacillation. Religions which are diametrically opposed cannot both be right: one must be wrong, and as soon as the true is discovered, the false must be cast to the winds.

The present-day application of Elijah’s demand would be this: if the Christ of Scripture be the true Saviour, then surrender to Him; if the Christ of modern Christendom, then follow him. One who demands the denying of self, and another who allows the gratifying of self, cannot both be right. One who requires the uncompromising mortification of sin, and another who suffers you to trifle with it, cannot both be the Christ of God!

Strewing flowers on a dead corpse!

Strewing flowers on a dead corpse!

Thomas Watson (1660)

“Blessed are the PURE IN HEART, for they shall see God.” [Matt 5:8]

EXTERNAL MORALITY is not heart-purity. A person may be clothed with great moral virtues, such as justice, charity, prudence, and temperance – and yet go to Hell.

We must not rest in mere outward morality.
A swine may be washed–yet be A SWINE STILL.
MORALITY does but wash a man – GRACE changes him.
Morality may shine in the eyes of the world – but it differs as much from purity, as a pebble differs from a diamond!

Morality is but STREWING FLOWERS ON A DEAD CORPSE!

A man who is but highly moral – is but A TAME DEVIL!

How many have made ‘morality’ their savior!
Morality will damn – as well as vice!
A boat may be sunk with GOLD – as well as with DUNG!

The moral person, though he will not commit GROSS sins – yet he is not sensible of HEART sins. He is not troubled for unbelief, hardness of heart, vanity of thoughts. He abhors gross-sins – not gospel-sins.

THE SNAKE has a fine appearance – but has a deadly sting! Just so, the moral man is fair to look on – but has a secret antipathy against the holy ways of God.

Morality is not to be rested in. The HEART must be pure.
God would have Aaron wash the INNER PARTS of the sacrifice. Leviticus 9:14

Morality does but wash the outside – the inside must be washed.
“Blessed are THE PURE IN HEART, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8

OPEN AND CLOSED DOORS IN THE CHRISTIAN WALK

OPEN AND CLOSED DOORS IN THE CHRISTIAN WALK

“When God closes a door, look for a window!” Have you ever heard that before? Someone probably said it to you when you failed to get that perfect job you applied for. Maybe someone spouted it off after you failed to make the team or when that university rejected your application. Whatever the case all of us have had doors close on our hopes and dreams.

So what do we do when that happens? We immediately look for a window!

For what it’s worth-I think looking for a window is a dumb idea.

I’m not convinced God replaces doors with windows. I think a better approach to a closed door is to just keep checking the door. Think about it. The only time you should be jumping through a window is if your house is on fire. In fact, when people are seen climbing through windows it usually means they have been locked out or they’re trying to break in. Climbing through windows usually means someone is in trouble or someone is trying to cause trouble. God knows this. That’s why when he closes a door he usually locks the windows as well. It’s not because he’s mean or wants to frustrate us. He simply closes doors so that he can get our attention.

So, the next time God closes a door in your life, don’t be so quick to look for a window to jump through. I’d suggest you take some time to pause and reflect on why God closed the door in the first place. Maybe he wants to teach you patience or instill in you the discipline of perseverance. He could be protecting you from a bad decision or showing you what it means to fully trust him. Whatever the case, closed doors are God’s way of getting our attention. Read that again. Read it slowly. Let it sink in: God, the creator of the universe, will close doors in your life in order to get your attention. You know what that means? It means God cares about you. It means that God is not distant. It means he wants you to know him personally. So forget about looking for a window and just listen.

In the end, closed doors help us hear the voice of God in our life. Closed doors are God’s way of reminding us that he loves us. It’s his way of correcting our perspective on life and helping us see that what he offers is way more fulfilling than anything this world offers.

So next time God closes a door, instead of looking for a window, listen for what God wants to say to you. When you hear him, check the door again. You might find it open, if not He will open another door for you!

(copied from the Web)

THINGS TEMPORAL AND THINGS ETERNAL

 

THINGS TEMPORAL AND THINGS ETERNAL

C.H. Spurgeon

The worldling’s motto is, “A bird in the hand”. “Give me today” say they, “and take tomorrow whoso will”. But the word of believers is, Spero meliora – my hopes are better than my present possessions! – [Elnathan Parr, Spurgeon’s ‘Treasury of David’]

There are some who say, “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” Yes, it may be so with the poor birds that sing here, but, for my part, I am willing to wait till I can have the one in the bush if it is in the bush that burned with fire BECAUSE GOD WAS THERE!

You may have the bird in the hand, if you will. You will soon pluck off its feathers, it will speedily die in your hand and there will come an end to it. But there are other birds which, as yet, we cannot reach, but which are really ours, and if we cannot at present grasp them, we are willing to wait God’s time—because we can see that they will be in our hands in the future, we can already see them “afar off.”

Unhappy is the man who sees nothing but what he calls, “the main chance,” or who sees nothing but that which is within a few feet of him. Wretched, indeed, is he who lives only to get money, or to gain honor—whose whole life is spent in the pursuit of personal comfort, but who never had his eyes opened enough to see the eternal things, and who never was able to set a value upon anything but what could be paid for with pounds, shillings and pence. Beloved, have you seen the promises afar off? Has the Lord opened your eyes to see eternal things? Then it is written concerning you, also, “Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God.”

GOD’S GRACE REIGNS

GOD’S GRACE REIGNS

Abraham Booth (1734-1806)

“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: that as sin hath REIGNED unto death, even so might grace REIGN through righteousness unto Eternal Life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” –[Romans 5:20-21]

Grace, in our text, is compared to a sovereign. Now a sovereign, considered as such, is invested with regal power and the highest authority. Grace, therefore, in her beneficent government, must exert and manifest sovereign power, must supersede the reign and counteract the mighty and destructive operations of sin or she cannot bring the sinner to eternal life.

For the holy Spirit has compared sin to a sovereign, whose reign terminates in death. As Sin appears clothed in horrible deformity and armed with destructive powers, inflicting temporal death and menacing eternal flames; so Grace appears on the throne arrayed in the beauties of holiness and smiling with divine kindness, touched with feelings of the tenderest compassion and armed with all the magnificence of invincible power.

Grace was fully determined to exert her authority and gratify her compassion under the conduct of infinite wisdom to the everlasting honour of inflexible justice, unchanging truthfulness and every divine perfection by rescuing the condemned offender from the jaws of destruction, by speaking peace to the alarmed consciences of damnable delinquents, by restoring to apostate creatures and vile miscreants love to God and a delight in the ways of holiness and finally by bringing them safe to everlasting honour and joy.

In a word, the heart of this mighty sovereign is compassion itself: her looks are love, her language is balm to the bleeding soul and her arm is salvation. Such a sovereign is Grace. Those who are delivered by her must enjoy a complete salvation; those who live under her most gentle government must be happy indeed. Amen!