January 29, 2012

+ Welcome to the apostasy

"Let no one in any way deceive you, 
for it [the day of Christ's return] will not come 
unless the apostasy comes first, 
and the man of lawlessness is revealed, 
the son of destruction..."
2 Thessalonians 2:3 NASB


The London Daily Mail recently published, "The Specter of 1932: Loss of Faith in Democracy Makes 2012  Most Frightening Year in Living Memory." However, the article misses the real point. The problem is not a loss of faith in democracy, or political leaders, or currencies, or economic principles -- though a collapse of confidence exists in all these areas. The real crisis is a loss of faith in God.

So, with such significant problems on the horizon, will most of us turn to God? I don't think so. More likely, we will see far too many following the advice of billionaire George Soros who "almost gleefully" predicts that the Occupy Wall Street movement that he has financed will turn violent.

Welcome to the apostasy.

January 25, 2012

xx URGENT MEDJUGORJE MESSAGE?

UPDATE: I just received an email from a credible source saying that my original post is not accurate. (She is Ivan's Dragicevic's scheduler in America as is shown at http://www.medjugorje.org/ivanse.htm) So, I want to correct the record. I apologize for spreading the misrepresentation and only wish that Blessed Mother's messages receive the respect that they deserve. Here is the email:

Hi there,
My name is Ana Shawl and work with Ivan and help him with his schedule.  I wanted to write you really quickly and tell you that the message you have on your website is false ok.  I have been getting emails from people asking me about it.  I talked to him this morning and also this evening and these are just rumors.  Many of them seem to come out when it is time for Our Lady’s message on the 25th or just before the anniversary on the 25th of June.

Anyway,  please if you can let people know and take it off of the site, it would really help.  He asked me to make sure I took care of this.

God Bless you and take care

Ana

ORIGINAL POST:
I just received an email that allegedly contains the translation of a January 24 message to Medjugorje's visionary, Ivan Dragicevic. I cannot vouch for the message's authenticity but because of the urgency of its request, I am posting the translation. I will correct the record if it proves to be a fraud.

January 24, 2012 07:55:29 HNE
Urgent message from Our Lady to Ivan:
The war is very near.

Urgent to all.
To Ivan of Medjugorje:

The war in the Middle East will become serious and will spread throughout the world. To stop it, the entire world must pray every minute and fast (soon?). The priests must open the doors of their churches and invite the people to pray the rosary and pray intensely. Pray, pray, pray.

I do not know if the following is allegedly from Our Lady's message or appended to the end of it by the translator. However, this was also stated in the email:

Send this message throughout the world and, above all, put it into practice.
 Every day at 6:30 PM, wherever you may be in the world, stop everything and pray 3 time the Hail Mary.
 It is urgent!



Regardless of whether this message proves to be authentic, Israel desperately needs our prayers. Pray for their peace and world peace.

January 12, 2012

2011: A very good year ... for Christian persecutors

I remember, many years ago, questioning the Bible's accuracy. With all the intelligence and experience that an eighth grader could muster, I precociously pointed out that the Book of Revelation had to be wrong. I was willing to accept that it featured a great deal of symbolism. But the one thing that really irritated me was its claim that, in the End Times, people would be beheaded for refusing to worship the Beast.

I thought, "Come on! Maybe that insanity was going on when Revelation was written, but we're civilized now. Nobody does that sort of thing in the 20th century!"

Sadly, I was wrong and the world has not changed much over the past two thousand years. In fact, if anything, barbaric attacks on Christians appear to be escalating.