Purgatory is real!!!

First I want to point out the difference between purgatory and hell; one is temporary and the other permanent, but there is also another difference. Hell is eternal punishment for your sins, purgatory is purifications for your unforgiven sins. There are many and many Christians that are not worthy or ready to go to heaven when they die. Look at their sins, only the perfect go to heaven and they are only a few. What about the narrow gate, only a few will find it and enter in. Jesus is talking to His followers.

Protestants time after time again will say Purgatory is not in the Bible. Wrong it is in the Bible! The same way the Rapture is recorded in the Bible, though it doesn’t use the word Rapture, we know what Jesus is talking about. That word came after the Bible was written. If you look at the scripture Matthew 18: 23-34, the story begins and ends, but notice what verse Matthew 18; 34 has to say. I am quoting from a Protestant Bible “The Woman’s Study Bible” New International Version. “In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.’

Jesus is Talking about Purgatory

If Jesus was talking about hell we all know you never get out of hell, because you will never be able to pay all that you owe. Only through the blood of Jesus you can pay back all you owe. There are no Buddha’s, Islam, Hindus’ etc. in Purgatory only Christians. Catholics call them holy souls in Purgatory, because they are all belong to the sheep fold of Jesus Christ. They all believed in Him, they were not just quite up to scratched to enter heaven yet. So they are sent to purgatory to be made ready to go to heaven. That sounds a lot like mercy to me.

I remember when my father was dying. There is often a lot of mind reading going on during these intense occasions. I knew my father was satisfied that he confessed all his sins, but I knew different. My mother had very fair skin and my father always insisted that she go to the beach with him. She wasn’t a beach person and so she would find a place to sit down. There was no shade. She would sit there for hours at a time, while my father enjoyed his swim. My mother’s face became so lined that she looked at least twenty years older than she was.

God is not Mean

I was going to tell my father that in my mind to his, but then I got cold feet. Then a spirit appeared to both of us and told me in a very firm manner to tell him. My father was listening into the conversation, wondering what sin it was that he didn’t confess in a peaceful manner.  Well I went from one extreme to the other, I shouted it out so loudly that there was a spiritual echo and it was like the echo went through the whole of heaven. So that everybody in Heaven would have heard it. My father panicked and responded so fast and ask my mother, who was there at that time, to forgive him. My mother didn’t know what was going on between us, but it was an important apology for her, she never forgot it years after. And she always remembered it with fondness.

My father was a very good man, but we all have weakness and we all sin. If I didn’t told him of that sin, he would have died not confessing it. So what I am trying to say, God would not of send him to hell, because he really gave his all during those last few months of his life. God is not mean, he knows where our hearts are at. If we are for Him, but need some cleaning up to do, we go to Purgatory until we have done our time in purification, which is a very painful process to endure! If our hearts are closed to God, even as a Christian we will go to hell forever, when we die.

The Book of Maccabees

There is a two books called Maccabees, it is in some Bibles but not in all. I am going to quote from 2 Maccabees 12: 42-45 …..and gave themselves to prayer, begging that the sin committed might be urged the people to keep themselves free from all sin, having seen with their own eyes the effects of the sin of those who had fallen; after this he took a collection from them individually, amounting to nearly two thousand drachmae, and sent it to Jerusalem to have a sacrifice for sin offered, an altogether fine and noble action, in which he took full account of the resurrection for if he had not it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead, whereas if he in view the splendid recompense reserved for those who make a pious end, the thought was holy and devout. This was why he had this atonement sacrifice offered for the dead, so that they might be released from their sin….

Another thing to point out; as we all know Christianity roots come from the Jewish faith and in the Jewish religion, they even now still pray for the dead. I am not sure for how long, but it is in fact for a long time, some weeks at least. There are many and many testimonies about people in Purgatory, written in books. One book it is called ‘Purgatory’ and it is a Tan Publications. It was my first book and it scared me like you wouldn’t believe, because of what they suffer.

They suffer the pains of hell. That is why I want as many Christians to know about it as possible, because you can help them through your prayers to shorten their time there. Believe me every Christians has relatives suffering there and because people don’t know about Purgatory, they are not helping them. So they have to stay there full time. For some it is going to be until Judgement Day. How do I know? Jesus has told Catholics Saints centuries ago and is still revealing to Catholics in this century too that it is so. I have been told personally by Jesus to pray for my relatives and I do it every day.

Are We Truly Listening?

is(10)I was reading a very good book about how to know and fight the enemy Satan. Things to watch out for. This person use to serve Satan and he was one of Satan’s top man. He converted as a Protestant. I was listening to another person who use to serve Satan and he was also up there high in the ranks of Satan’s army, he converted into the Catholic faith. What I am going to say here is, just because these two men were both in Satan’s army for most of their lives doesn’t mean they know everything about Satan. If they did then why doesn’t the Protestant convert understand the Catholic faith that well? Why did the Catholic convert, converted to the Catholic faith in the first place and is now standing up for the Catholic faith? Not all ex-Satanism have the same knowledge to work with.

Catholics Becoming Protestants

I often hear about Catholics converting to Protestant churches and what amazes me are the reasons for them leaving the Catholic Church. In my opinion it is due to a lack of true knowledge of what Catholics actually believe in. I even claim Martin Luther had the same problem. You can be a theologian and still don’t get it. Let’s face it the religious of Jesus’s day, didn’t get it either or they wouldn’t of crucified Him.

When I hear some of the things that the Catholics, who converted to the Protestants churches are saying about the Catholic churches, like I didn’t know about the Rapture, the gift of tongues, etc. until I became a Protestant, I say to myself I have known these things most of my life as a Catholic, why haven’t they? I believe people do not look harder enough. They do not do any research work, like reading books on the saints etc. Learning from one another’s experiences have helped me a lot. They don’t know what is going on past their little group, which is their whole world. Protestants are the same. Not all Protestants churches believe in the Rapture or in the Charismatic movement. I happen to be going to a Protestant church at the moment. They are very kind and loving people, but I wouldn’t be game to say let’s start casting out devils in Jesus’s name, they would have a fit!!!

Of course I hear Protestant converting to the Catholic faith, which I am one of them and I believe they are the ones God is calling to educate people what Catholics actually believe in. Catholics who have been Catholics all their lives have basically been taught to keep silent, through being intimidated not only by the church but by society and the Protestants. Protestants are by far more outspoken then the Catholics.

Misunderstanding Between the Two Churches

It is the Protestants that do the preaching, so it is no wonder why there are so many Protestants out there hating Catholics. Protestants are teaching other Protestants wrongly what they think Catholics believe in, as if it has been proven to be true. They in fact have not done any research work on Catholic literature, written by Catholics at all. You need to hear both sides of the story, not just one side. In the court of law, they are supposed to dig up everything, every bit of evidence before they make a judgement on a thing. Protestants don’t do that they are simply preaching what other Protestants have taught them, who also didn’t do any research worth either. So it is a vicious circle. Catholics need Protestants converts, because Protestants are taught to be out there and speak up.

You know when I first became a Catholic, forty years ago, my first impression was that the Catholics are badly in need of Converts. To me it felt like they didn’t know how lucky they were, they took it all for granted. It is a bit like if you are born in a rich family, you don’t know how lucky you are, until it is all taken away from you. If you were born in a poor family and then became rich, you don’t take it for granted, you enjoy every minute of it. There is so much more I wanted to discuss on this subject, but to do it justice I need to write a book on it and since I hate writing books, I will have to do an article here and there on the subject.

Itching Ears

2 Timothy 4:2-3. Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and care-full instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

This passage has always apply to every time in Christian history, but never so true as it is now. You see Churches overflowing, not because they teach the truth, but because they know what people want to hear. They become wealthy, preaching lies, because that is what people want to hear. Some visionaries are saying the true church may only have about forty people in it if they are lucky. But they will be sincere. Saint Teresa said something like this I rather have ten true, faithful men serving God then ten thousand that are not true. And in the bible it says God can win a war with only a few people as well as many. After all it is God who gives us victory not the strength of horses as King David said in the Psalms.

The Remnant Church

The Remnant Church is after all called the Remnant Church for a reason. Many people call themselves Christian but in fact give Christians a very bad name, because they are what Jesus refers to as goats. Jesus is the good shepherd who watches over His sheep. He died an extremely cruel death so that we can be saved and made worthy so that we can enter into His Kingdom. But many Christians do not like His laws. They want to dress them up so that they can live selfishly for themselves. No way will they enter the Kingdom of Heaven with that mindset.

Satan is ambitiously attacking what God prices the most. His race is hated more than any other race in the world. And we all know why! They are the chosen people of God. Then there is the spiritual Israel, (the Christian people), which is hated more then any other religion in the world. Why? Because God loves us so much. What God loves, Satan hates with a hatred of hell fire. We have to expect being hated for God. Jesus said if they hated me, they are going to hate you. This is true. Look at all the churches of God which church is hated more than any other church in God’s Kingdom. The Catholic Church.

Matthew 16:18-19. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church is hated more than any other church of God. There is a very good reason for it. Jesus gave His Authority to govern the church to Saint Peter. Even in the early days there was a great deal of competition going on. There were break- a- ways even then. The truth still remains that Jesus handed over the reins to Saint Peter, not Saint John, Saint Mark and etc. All early churches were originally started with an apostle of Jesus. Something the Protestants cannot brag about.

But still the truth remains, Jesus handed the keys of heaven over to Saint Peter not to the other apostles. The Catholic Church first pope far as we are concern is Saint Peter. All the popes can be traced back down to Saint Peter. Why would people argue against that? Isn’t it simple? Satan is the only one that will profit with the church being divided. In war the first job is to divide and then conquer. When you do that! you weaken the enemy and it is a lot easier to conquer them. Isn’t that what Satan is aiming at? To weaken the Church of God, so that he can bring down and cast as many souls to hell as possible?

Satan Attacking the Catholic Church

There is a Catholic prophetess that goes by the name Maria Divine Mercy. I have been following the prophecies that God has given her for years. And one prophecy she was told by Mary that the keys of the Vatican was taken back when pope Francis was elected in. there is another prophecy Mary spoke to some children in Garabandal in 1961 and particular to one of the girls Mary told her how many more popes there will come in the future and she was told one pope Mary doesn’t count. Which one would that be? Pope Francis. There has never been a person so harmful to the Catholic Church in all history. Why is Satan attacking all churches and especially the Catholic Church so viciously now more than any other time in history? It is because his time is so, so short. He wants to dam as many souls to hell as possible. And he is roaring like a lion trying to devour anybody he can.

People Love a Scandal

People are weak minded and Satan knows it. Spread a scandal around and most people will fall for it. The crueller the scandal is about somebody, country or church etc. the more people will fall for it. Must be because deep down people love a scandal. In the Old Testament it says the worst thing you can do to someone is destroy their reputation. Many so call Christians are no different from the people of the world, because unfortunately many enjoy what people call a ‘good scandal’ except when they are the ones being targeted.

Many people complain that the Catholic faith has no sound doctrine. One thing many don’t seem to realise for starters that the majority of what Catholic and Protestants believe is identical. I would say about ninety eight percent of what Catholics teach is exactly the same what Protestant teach. You wouldn’t think so when you read Protestant books. I don’t know how many Protestant books I have read, basically brag about their superior knowledge about ‘grace’ as if Catholics have a different belief on how to get to heaven.

Catholics Beliefs

We have the same beliefs about how to get to heaven as they do. Nobody can enter heaven by no other means than through Jesus Christ our Saviour. He is the door to heaven. He paid the full price of all our sins. No works that we can do is worthy of God. He has to clean up everything we give Him, because nothing, other than the works of Jesus and only His sacrifice is worthy of God. And because of God’s generosity He accept Jesus efforts to save us. Jesus paid the ransom of all our sins so we can be made worthy to enter the Kingdom of Heaven forever and ever if we believe in Him. Too truly believe in Him I might add is to follow Him. You don’t follow somebody you don’t believe in.

Now far as things like what people call dogmas of the Catholic Church. They say it is not biblical. Well you be surprise how biblical they are. I have found a place to buy good Catholic books that sell books that answers all those kind of questions. It is called ‘Sopia Institute Press.’ The web address is sophiainstitute.com. There are so many good books I would love to buy from her. Catholics as a rule don’t seem to stick up for the Catholic Faith like Protestant stick up for theirs. And because there is so many good Catholic books that are sticking up for the Catholic’s beliefs I wonder if they are all ex-Protestants such as I am. Because we were all raised to protest. I am just wondering.

 

 

Reconcilliation between the Churches

Ephesians 6: 10-12

Be strong in the Lord and in his great power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can fight against the devil’s tricks. Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of the world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in heavenly world.

I have to admit that sometimes I can get extremely hurt and angry when I hear people treating my faith as a Catholic like we are heathens. I realise that the fight is not between people but rather we are fighting the devil and the fallen angel’s influences on us and the world. So being angry with people is actually falling in the trap the devil is setting up for me. Not only to do me harm but everybody else who has a taste of my anger.

The importance of Forgiveness

All Christians if we listen to the loving words of Our Lord will be reconciled with Him. If we forgive others only then are we forgiven ourselves. It is a truth we can’t run away from. The problem I see in this world, people insist on living in a fantasy where they make their own rules and think they can get away with it. If you put your hand on a hot stove, your hand will burn, it is a fact of life. It saddens me to see people will refuse to believe in God and will not even try to obey His commandments and think there will be no negative results. There is a hell and too many people are going there minute by minute, forever. Christians included.

I remember I did a very stupid thing when I was about the age of eight years old. I use to visit a friend’s place. She lived opposite to a very old and run down cemetery. I seem to always come home at dusk and passing the cemetery at that time use to scare me. I suppose out of fear, I dared the most evil spirit to chase me down the block. I hadn’t even finished the dare and a very evil spirit was behind me. I looked up to God for help and saw a very small white cloud on top of me and it was moving towards the end of the block so I raced after it. I was using the cloud as a focus point to communicate to God. I remember saying to God you can forget the fire and brimstone in hell, just being with this one demon for eternity is a hell I would not be able to endure. When I finally got to the end of the block, all the clouds became alive and I could see that the angles and saints in heaven were jumping up and down with joy of my escape.

Demons in Hell

If that one demon was too much to bear, think of all the trillions of demons we would have to live with for ever, tormenting us because we were too proud to accept the teachings of Jesus Christ and obey Him. That is where so many people are going. I think to myself all the beautiful things God has given us, the sun, moon, the earth and each other and yet we chose to worship ourselves and then lose everything and a whole lot more that He is willing to give us in heaven.

I believe God has put a very strong calling in me to educate what Catholics actually believe in. I do believe many people really think they know what Catholics believe in but have been wrongly educated by well-meaning Christians, causing unnecessary sorrow to many people. A good idea is to try to put yourself in the person’s shoes that you are questioning. Human’s beings tend to rush in and judge others without getting the facts. Most of the time we judge people from wrong information.  In Psalms I think it says people judge by outward appearances. God looks into people’s hearts. He knows everything and He is the only one qualified to judge anybody. And He is so merciful unlike the human race.

There are many good Christians out there that do love one another, despite what church you go to. I believe they are the mature Christians that lead people to Christ. Those who still are acting like little children, fighting amongst themselves are not leading people to Christ, but in fact are doing the opposite. Jesus said we will show people of the world that we are His true disciples by the way we love one another. Also loving our enemies is a very difficult thing when we let our human nature get in the way. People of the world don’t love their enemies. it is something that they do not understand about Christians, but at the same time it attracts them and then they start asking questions, hopefully to God. Many have converted because of this unique feature of the Christian faith. It is no small deal to love one another as Jesus loves us. It wins souls like no other way.

Satan Lies through His Teeth

I am 60 years of age. I was raised as a Protestant and I was lucky enough to have a Catholic mother. So therefore, I was brought up with both the Catholic faith and the Protestant faith alongside each other, in a peaceful manner. My family has for generations intermarried with the different Christian faiths. I started noticing my beliefs were becoming more and more Catholic than Protestant as I was growing up, by the time I was Seventeen most of my beliefs were Catholic. I love to read and I have read both Catholic and Protestant books.

Question Put to You

I want to put this question before you. Why is it that the Jewish people are too afraid to open the New Testament? One Jewish women eventually did. And she was so surprised to find it was a Jewish book. She even said to herself ‘it is either the best kept secret, or I am going straight to hell.’ Why has Satan kept the Jews away from it? Fear that they will find out about their Saviour and therefore complete the task they started with in the first Century Christians communities. Which race is the most hated of all and why are they are so hated, the Jewish race is hated more than any other race, because Satan hates anything that glorifies God the most. Which religion is hated and the most persecuted of all religions in the world? The Christian religion and it just so happens out of all the Christian Churches, the Catholic Faith is hated the most. Can’t you see how Satan works?

Satan is a Copy Cat

Why does Satan have his followers practise the black mass? Why Satan hasn’t chosen to have it called the black service? Why? The answer is so simple. The Holy Mass celebrates the consecration of the body and blood of Jesus Christ every day. Many Protestants Churches only celebrate communion once a month, only a few Protestants Churches will do it once a week. Satan is going to attack what is more dangerous to him. Satan is a copycat, he copies all things that belong to God, so as to deceive people. New Age experiences copy the Holy Spirit. People who practise New Age beliefs don’t realise it. Of course it is no way as free, beautiful or powerful as what the Holy Spirit can do. It is all to mislead people and set them up against one another. Satan would love Christians to fight Christians more than anybody on this planet. For the very purpose to hurt God who loves us so much.

Protestants talk to one another as if they know what Catholics actually believe in and yet very few of them have read a Catholic book written by a Catholic who truly practises the Catholic faith. Even the reformation are all written by Protestants. So they are only getting their view across, without any resistance from Catholics. I remember watching a show with my mother, and the young lady in the show said she was a Catholic and my mother piped up ‘she doesn’t act like a Catholic.’ So I was intrigued and asked her why she said that. My mother explained she was too confident and outspoken to be a Catholic. I understand her very well now. I have been raised as a Protestant so I am standing up for the Catholic faith, because the Protestants have taught me well how to speak up.

Catholics have always been down trodden, by many priest and the Protestants. Who got all the good jobs for example? It has only been in my mother’s life time that Catholics were allowed to work in banks and become doctors etc. Most Catholics have been very poor with large families and kept in their place. I remembered, I had a very embarrassing incident in my local Catholic Church and I walked out and said to God I am glad that this town are mostly not Catholics, because I would be the talk of the town. God quickly corrected me, He made it very clear that, He wished the whole town was Catholic. If you don’t believe me Ask God!!!! Ask God and expect an answer! If you truly love God, you would want to know the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And that means listening to God what He wants to tell you, not what you want Him to say.

We are Going Backwards

We are going backwards not forward. Catholics are very much Christian. Protestants and Catholics beliefs for the most part are the same. I don’t know how many Protestant books I have read that claim Catholics have a different beliefs to them about grace. They always insinuate that Catholics believe we can get to Heaven by our own works, which of course is not true. Remember what Jesus said ‘you shall be judged as you judge others.’ A visionaries was told by Jesus something like this or similar ‘if you judged a person as guilty of hell, you have judged yourself as guilty of hell.’ In other words if you have dammed a person, you have dammed yourself. So don’t do it. Be very careful who you say is not a Christian. And do your homework before you make any claims on another in Jesus’s name.

What is the Rosary? And How Some Protestant see Catholics

I can’t remember how it came about, but I do remember asking a friend who was a Protestant, if she was interested in saying the rosary with me. I was rather, shocked because she said yes. I told her there are two ways of saying the rosary. The most popular way when people come together and say the rosary, is while we say the prayer ‘Hail Mary’ our minds drift off to meditate on the mysteries of our redemption. In other words there is three main mysteries we meditate on while saying the rosary. The joyful, sorrowful and the glorious mysterious of Jesus’s life. The joyful mystery is the lead up to and the birth of Jesus and His early childhood. The sorrowful mystery covers Jesus suffering in the garden of Gethsemane and the lead up to the crucifixion. The glorious mystery is meditations on the Resurrection and what follows after it. Then I explained my favourite way is using a book on scripture verses on these subjects already set out for you to use while meditating on the mysteries of the rosary. I just find it a lot easier to meditate that way.

So she was happy to try to meditate on the joyful mystery by the help of the rosary with me. Some Catholics will only say one mystery a day, but Jesus is saying, because of the times we are living in, He wants us to say the three mysteries at least daily, which takes about an hour to do. But because she was new at it, we thought we say one mystery which takes about twenty minutes would do her, for a while.

Praying does Not Mean Worshiping, It is Communicating

Like most Protestants, me included when I was a Protestants, are very nervous about praying to Mary, because most people think praying is worshiping, but that is not what we are doing here. Praying to Mary doesn’t stop there. We pray to her so that she in turns prays to God on our behalf. When I was young I thought what was the point of that, why not pray to the top, meaning God. The journey God has taken me through life as a Catholic, He has taught me that I can do with a helping hand. In other words my faith united with Marys is a whole lot stronger then when I pray alone. If only Protestants can see that! I pray constantly that more and more Protestants realise that Satan is interfering with them, he doesn’t want them to know that God actually wants to use not only Mary but all the saints in heaven to be invited in our prayer life. They all will help us if we only believe in the communion of saints, like we are supposed to. In the Apostle Creed, which Protestants and Catholic say they believe in. In this very old creed we say we believe in the communion of saint.

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Protestants only believe in angles helping out. What the Protestants don’t believe is that Saints and the whole of the inhabitants of heaven are eager to serve God by serving us? All churches that started from a disciple of Jesus, who walked the earth with Him and was taught personally by Him, are very similar to each other. I was told by a women who was from the Greek Orthodox Church, which was started by the disciple of St. John, are told if they move to an area where there is no Greek Orthodox Church they are to attend the Catholic Church. Why? Because the old churches are very similar to one another, we all honour Mary for starters, we all celebrate the Mass, we all sign ourselves with the cross etc.

There is a lot of talk among Protestants that the Catholic Church did not start with St. Peter. I believe it is so because when Protestants would argue against the Catholic faith, we would all come back with and say the Protestant Church broke away from the true Church. So I really believe they didn’t like that answer so some historians or whatever, went looking for ways to disapprove it, which in fact they really haven’t. For example Catholics can trace our Pope’s back to Saint Peter, who we consider to be the first Pope. One thing they forgot to do, is discredit all the old churches that started with one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. They forgot all about them and I don’t know if they realised how similar our beliefs are to one another. Our ways being similar doesn’t surprise me, since they all learnt from the same Master, Jesus Christ. I believe the Catholic Faith is a continuation of the Jewish Faith, that is my personal opinion. The Protestant faith is so different in many ways from the older churches. To me that is evidence in itself why Protestants shouldn’t judge the Catholics as not being Christian. There are plenty of Protestants and Catholics that get on with one another and respect one another’s differences, which is the way it should be.  Mind you both Protestants and Catholics beliefs are about ninety eight percentage the same. People who argue against one another ignore that because, they are too busy fighting one another to hear one another out. The Holy Bible is the foundation on what both the Catholic and Protestant Churches beliefs based from. There are some verses in the Bible we interrupt differently.

I still believe Protestant have much to share with Catholics, but they too also have much to learn from us. If they had a clearer understanding how they misinterpret what is behind the actions of Catholic practises, they might even agree with the wisdom behind it. Samuel was told by God man judges by outward appearance, but God looks into the heart. I have studied this in people on every occasions to be so true. For example a Protestant sees a Catholic who say is going through a very hard time. The Protestant notice the person is never without her rosary beads. They conclude that she is turning to Mary and not God to solve her problems, which is far from the truth. When a devout Catholic is praying the rosary non stop, not only is she asking Mary to pray for her without ceasing and remember we believe Marys intercession is by far more powerful than our own, not only that, she is also meditating on the redemption of our souls. She is meditating either the Sorrowful, Joyful or the Glorious mysterious, which is ninety eight percentage wise, reflecting on what Jesus went through for our salvation. So without the Protestant realising it they imagine she is worshiping Mary. There is so much misunderstanding between the churches.

Satan is Working To Destroy Churches from Within

I believe Satan is doing everything possible to discredit the teachings of the Catholic Church, from working within the church itself. I remember when I was very young I went to a Catholic retreat, because I was considering to become a nun. Young women and men attended the retreat to find out more about the life of a religious and most of the guys were interested in becoming a priest. There were nuns and two priest leading the retreat. One of the priest was a very kind and holy man, but not the other one. I don’t know how I knew, except to say the Holy Spirit revealed to me, one of the priest was a Satan worshiper and he knew that I knew he was. He was so proud and was laughing at me and basically saying what can you do about it. Why I am bringing this up is how many evil people are wolves in sheep skins portraying as holy priest and pastors of God? I think there is a whole lot more going on than we realize is possible. And they are handpicked by Satan to destroy the churches from within. Anyhow his job was to select who will become a priest and who will not. So you can imagine what kind of men he would picked to enter in the priesthood.

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After my friend and I said the rosary, it was now no longer a mystery to her. She now knew clearly what the rosary was all about. And she now understood what the prayer ‘Hail Mary’ was about. The prayer has a history to it that many Protestants don’t know. And because they don’t know, Satan uses it against Catholics, so that people make wrong presumptions of what Catholics actually believe in. For example we say ‘Mary the mother of God.’ They don’t understand why Mary has this title, it is because there was a time in history that people were saying Jesus is not God. Christians all know Jesus is God the second person. But at this time in history people were refusing to believe it, so the Church wanted to clear this heresies up by saying Mary is the mother of Jesus who is God the second person.  We know Mary is not the mother of the Holy Trinity. But because people don’t know what we are actually saying they presume they know what we are actually saying. Like the human race we all have a tendency to see what we want to see, which is usually saying I am the superior one. Study people, most people are always running somebody down so that they can feel good about themselves.

A Need to Defend My Catholic Faith

After saying all that, I know there are very, very special Protestants out there that respect Catholics as a Christian. I have sisters that are Protestants and my father that I love very much was a Protestant and all the friends over many years God has given me, are mostly Protestants, so I am not against Protestants. Lately I have been very hurt by what some Protestants teachers and prophets what they are saying about Catholics. They are telling the world we are not even Christian. I have had Protestants friends that have told me. ‘I like you but I hate your church.’ How do you think that comes across? You love me but hate my family that have helped groomed me to be the person that I am, that you say you like. They don’t realize what they are saying. I know what I am saying is hurtful to some and I sure don’t want to hurt anybody, but I am hearing it all the time at the moment.

So I have a need to stick up for my faith that I love so much and thank God that God has lead me to this faith. My family background has taught me that both Protestants and Catholic have a great deal to offer one another if they are only willing to listen to one another. Catholics prophets that have warned against this current pope years before he came into being and saying he is going to do his best to break down the true Catholic teachings to complete heresies. He is going to divide the church of God. How sad.

Confession is Now Called Reconcilliation

I prefer to use the word confession for some reason, so I will use that word rather than what most people are using which is reconciliation. I am very out of date with these kinds of things. I want to draw your attention to it and why Catholic practise it. Many Protestant disagree with it. And I did too when I was a Protestant. The thing is God was very gracious to me, because He granted me a grace to show me God is truly present in the priest during confession. When the priest absolves your sins, he is doing it through the grace God has given to all His priest. It is not the priest that absolves you from your sins, it is Jesus that is working in him, and through him.

Before I could join the Catholic Church there was no way around it, I had to say my confession before I was allowed to be confirmed into the Catholic Church. When I finished my confession, the priest then spoke the words of absolution. I felt and saw the grace called sanctification and it was so strong! Pouring out of the priest mouth and onto me. There was no way I could deny it.

is(10)Another thing that really impressed me was, the particular church I use to go to; the one that I grew up in; I never heard the word sanctification before, it was a new word for me. Yet while the priest spoke, the exact word came to me and I knew what it meant. The priest didn’t say the word, it was the Holy Spirit that said it. I have had other experiences from God teaching me that He is truly present in a priest while he is listening to our confessions. I don’t understand why Protestants find it so difficult to believe?  They know that Jesus lives in all born again Christians. why wouldn’t He live in a priest especially while the priest is conducting a service on God’s behalf? It is not the priest ability to free us from our sins, it is a grace that God has given to them for our benefit. It is very similar to the belief that Jesus has given us His authority to heal the sick, cast out devils and so on in His name.

I really wish Protestants would read of the countless testimonies that Catholics have reported over the centuries. I believe most Protestant would see Catholics beliefs with new eyes. There are always sceptics that can’t believe in anything, but if you are one with God you do sense His Spirit present when people of God are giving their testimonies of their experiences of Him. Because the Spirit of Truth comes from God and can be sensed by people who can discern Him.

Ask God When You Are in Doubt

I firmly believe what God says to a Protestants and Catholics are sometimes different things, because God knows what you are open too and can handle. And He does not force new teachings on you if you are not willing to learn from Him. You can always ask God to open your eyes so that you can understand truths that you don’t understand or have not yet been introduced to. You can guarantee, like all of us, we don’t know as much as we think we do. We in fact know so little about God and His ways. We are always learning new secrets about God.

I believe without a doubt in heaven we will keep learning for the whole of eternity, and it would be such a joy to learn about how wonderful God is. Jesus said ‘seek and you shall find.’ I don’t think many Christians really seek out the truth in real earnest that much, we are so sure we know it all. We are all too proud to listen to what God is saying through people that we consider ourselves superior too. God shares His secrets to the humble. He raises the lowly and humbles the proud. We must pray for humility all the time, if we want to recognise what God is saying in people. Some of us are blocking God’s will for ever happening, because we are so sure we are right and everybody else is wrong. I believe Protestants and Catholic both have something to give one another, because God does talk to both of us. Always has.

Reasons for Going to Confession

James 1:5. If you need wisdom ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

My mother had a vision once. She was a Catholic from birth, but she didn’t understand the reason why Catholics had to go to confession. Her argument was if we repent of our sins and believe that Jesus has paid the price for our sins on the cross, why should we have to go to confession? It is basically what Protestants believe. She asked God and Jesus appeared to her and He was not angry with her for asking Him, nor was He upset of her ignorance. He was smiling at her and said ‘it is because you don’t believe, that you need to go to confession.’

isW102ZQ1LLet’s be honest how many Christians can honestly say they believe with all their hearts God forgives all their sins. Despite the fact we believe Jesus died for us, our faith levels are not always perfect. We have to deal with Satan for one thing, trying to convince us constantly that God doesn’t love us and He will not forgive that sin. The one that we worry about the most, the one that keeps coming back and haunting us. That is why Jesus said to my mother you need to go to confession, because you don’t believe I love you enough to forgive you.

After you go to confession you do feel like a load has been lifted off your shoulders and sometimes you experiences a miracle for going, because God is so please that you have confess a sin that was particularly hard for you. God does bless us when we go to confession. It is also very humbling to tell a priest about your sins. There are sins you don’t want to tell anybody especially to a priest. I know one priest complain to me, about priest having to go to confession because they have to go to one another to confess their sins. In other words he was saying it is much harder for them, because they know one another and have to work with one another.