THE FAITH OF MILLIONS

“When the priest pronounces the tremendous words of consecration, he reaches up into the heavens, brings Christ down from His throne, and places Him upon our altar to be offered up again as the Victim for the sins of man.”

In his book The Faith of Millions, John O’Brien*, a Catholic priest and full Professor of Theology at Notre Dame, explains the procedure of the mass.

“When the priest pronounces the tremendous words of consecration, he reaches up into the heavens, brings Christ down from His throne, and places Him upon our altar to be offered up again as the Victim for the sins of man. It is a power greater than that of monarchs and emperors: it is greater than that of saints and angels, greater than that of Seraphim and Cherubim. Indeed, it is greater even than the power of the Virgin Mary. While the Blessed Virgin was the human agency by which Christ became incarnate a single time, the priest brings Christ down from heaven, and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal Victim for the sins of man—not once but a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ, the eternal and omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command.”

Scripture says.

For the Messiah did not enter a sanctuary made with hands (only a model of the true one) but into heaven itself, so that He might now appear in the presence of God for us. He did not do this to offer Himself many times, as the high priest enters the sanctuary yearly with the blood of another. Otherwise, He would have had to suffer many times since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And just as it is appointed for people to die once—and after this, judgment— so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him. (Hebrews 9:24-28)

Someone please help me…

David…

*John O’Brian, Research Professor of Theology at Notre Dame
Born 20 January 1893 in Peoria, Illinois, John A. O’Brien attended St. Patrick School, the Spalding Institute, Holy Cross College (Worcester, Massachusetts), and St. Viator’s College (Bourbonnais, Illinois). Bishop Edmund M. Dunne ordained him as a priest of the Diocese of Peoria and he celebrated his first Mass 18 June 1916. He served as chaplain for the Catholic students at the University of Illinois and earned a Ph.D. in psychology there. He started the Newman Foundation at the University of Illinois. He began his career as an author of Catholic books by organizing symposia (Catholics and Scholarship and The White Harvest) and writing about Evolution and Religion. In 1938 he published a book about Catholicism called The Faith of Millions which became a best seller (200,000 copies by 1945), was reprinted in 27 editions, and was translated into 10 languages. He remained at the University of Illinois for twenty-two years. In 1939 he spent a year at Oxford University and produced a book about communism, Thunder from the Left.
For the rest of his life he taught, and wrote, at the University of Notre Dame. Father O’Brien believed that Catholics ought to work actively to convert others to the Catholic faith; he participated in crusades to that end, organized campaigns in 50 American dioceses, spent his summers preaching in the streets of southern cities, published articles in popular magazines, and wrote pamphlets to promote missionary efforts and explain the doctrines of the Catholic Church. He continued to consider issues involving conflicts of secular and Catholic beliefs — anti-Catholicism, birth and population control, priestly celibacy, communism, evolution, science, sex education — and participated in friendly discussions with Protestants, Jews, Masons, and other non-Catholic groups. He wrote 45 books and hundreds of pamphlets and articles. In 1973, the University of Notre Dame awarded him the Laetare Medal. He died 18 April 1980 in South Bend, Indiana.

POPE FRANCIS AS THE KEY TO THE AGE

Somehow, Pope Francis and the Vatican are at the center of all this. I know what has been said about an Islamic Antichrist but Rome is the oldest and best established Antichrist system in the world and Islam is the bastard child of Rome.

I believe that the change of the ages happened the end of 2012 and the Tribulation period probably started in September of 2015. They are in full swing now and evil will increase exponentially…

Somehow, Pope Francis and the Vatican are at the center of all this. I know what has been said about an Islamic Antichrist but Rome is the oldest and best established Antichrist system in the world and Islam is the bastard child of Rome.

Two time periods have been of great interest to the whole world of late, December of 2012 and September of 2015. Everyone had a theory of what would happen during those two time periods. Almost none of those visions came true at the appointed times. Two events that snuck under the radar, for the most part, really happened and they are tied together with an unbreakable bond. These actual events, one tied to December 2012 and the other to September of 2015, should really grab your attention.

First, let us review why the whole world was looking at these dates.

DECEMBER 2012:

God works on a different calendar. December 21st 2012 fell on 8 Tevet 5773. The year 5773 started on 1 Tishri or September 17 2012 and ended on 29 Elul or September 4 2013. Let us use that Jewish year for the purposes of our discussion.

  • The Zohar, written by Jews 700 years ago, claimed that in the Jewish year 5773, God would rain Fire and Hail on Rome and the Antichrist would be revealed.
  • The Mayan Calendar ended in the Year 5773 with the return of their “Flying Dragon” god, Kulkulkan.
  • The Aztec Calendar ended in the year 5773 with the return of their “Flying Dragon” god, Quetzalcoatl.
  • The Cherokee Indian Calendar ended in 5773 with the return of their “Flying Rattlesnake” god.
  • The Hindu Kali Yuga Calendar ended in 5773 at the end of the age of the “Male Demon”.
  • Using math and Astronomy far above my head David Flynn, in his scholarly work CYDONIA, claimed that the Platonic year changed on 8 Tevet 5773 and we, measured by astronomy and not astrology, entered the Age of Aquarius on that day.
  • Jonathan Edwards tied, the arrival of the Antichrist and the Great Tribulation to 2012 (or 5773)
  • In 1878, Rev. William J. Reid wrote, “…we are prepared to answer the question, When will the Papal system come to an end? …in the year 2012.” (5773) (Lectures on the revelation. Author: Reid, William J. page 306)
  • The thousand-year-old Prophecy of St. Malachy predicted that Pope Francis would be the “Last Pope” a man who will usher in the Tribulation and whose reign will end with the coming of the “Terrible Judge”.

So, what happened in that time period?

We know that right before Christmas, in the same time frame as the December 21st, 2012 end of the Mayan Calendar; there was a terrible Coup in the Vatican that forced the resignation of Benedict XVI. While the resignation was not announced until February of 2013 and did not take effect until the end of that month, the deed was done in the year 5773.

The “Last Pope” was installed on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, In the Jewish Year, 5773.

SEPTEMBER 2015

All eyes were on September of 2015 because of the end of the Shemitah and the four Blood Moons. That was more recent and I do not think it necessary to go into detail. I am sure that you remember all the hype. We are still under the effects of the Shemitah and the current Market Woes and economic downturn are undeniably tied to the end of the Shemitah. Nothing earth shattering happened on that particular day however, as many had expected. The night of the last Blood Moon, many were expecting something to happen that would shake the world. When nothing of that magnitude happened, many were disappointed.

So, did nothing happen at that time? No, something very prophetic happened. It was quiet. Many Christians picked up on it at the instant it happened but most never saw it at all.

Jesus, in John 5:43, said, “I have come in My Father’s name, yet you don’t accept Me. If someone else comes IN HIS OWN NAME, you will accept him.”

“IN HIS OWN NAME”

On September 28th, 2015, the largest group of Heads of State, ever assembled together in one place, in the history of the world, was at the United Nations in New York.

Pope Francis stood before that group and the world. In his opening remarks, the Pontiff said, “Thank you for your kind words. Once again, following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of nations. IN MY OWN NAME…”

“IN MY OWN NAME…”

Who is it who has rejected the Christian façade of Catholicism and returned to its pagan roots?

Who is it that seeks to cause all religions to reject the doctrines that divide them?

Who is it who seeks to unite the whole world under the pagan religion of Sumer, Babylon, Egypt and Rome?

POPE FRANCIS!

 

2 Thessalonians 2

The Man of Lawlessness

1 Now concerning the

COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST and OUR BEING GATHERED TO HIM:

We ask you, brothers, 2 not to be easily upset in mind or troubled, either by a spirit or by a message or by a letter as if from us, alleging that the Day of the Lord has come.

3 DON’T LET ANYONE DECEIVE YOU in any way.

For THAT DAY WILL NOT COME UNLESS

THE APOSTASY COMES FIRST and

THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS IS REVEALED,

the son of destruction. 4 He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits in God’s sanctuary, publicizing that he himself is God.

CONCERNING:

  • THE COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
  • OUR BEING GATHERED TO HIM

DON’T LET ANYONE DECEIVE YOU

  • THAT DAY WILL NOT COME
  • UNLESS
  • THE APOSTASY COMES FIRST
  • THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS IS REVEALED

THE APOSTASY IS ALL AROUND US. If you are saved, you cannot help but see it.

THE FALSE PROPHET WAS REVELED on September 28, 2015 at the United Nations.

The Beast is yet to come… Nimrod will rise.

Can you see what this means? Do you follow? Are your spiritual ears open? Can you hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church?

David…

 

MITT ROMNEY, BROKERED SAVIOR

What if Mitt Romney were to come in through a Brokered Convention, riding as if on a white horse, with a Save the Constitution Platform?

The further we go into this election year, the stranger it gets. Many of us can see the situation descending into Martial Law and civil war. I can see Obama declaring Martial Law and cancelling the election as he seeks to retain power. I can see Donald Trump starting a competing government in New York and Ted Cruz opening a second alternative government in Texas. I can see States succeeding, General Officers trying to separate their units from the control of Washington. I can see the absolute breakdown of the food distribution networks, banks closing, widespread hunger and deprivation. I can see an external enemy taking advantage of the chaos and nuking us while we fight each other. I can see the Hand of an angry God, falling in judgment.

I can also see an alternate situation. Obama leaves office to pursue the position of Secretary General of the UN, Hillary gets arrested, Trump and Cruz duke it out and a Brokered convention elects Mitt Romney as their choice… a peace maker and savior of the Constitution… the one who will take down the flag and submit us to a world government.

What if Mitt Romney were to come in through a Brokered Convention, riding as if on a white horse, with a Save the Constitution Platform? What if the Illuminati, the Bilderbergers and the Mormon Church got behind him with all of their money and power? What if every Right Wing, pro America group signed up? What if the whole purpose of Trump’s candidacy is to make that possible?

There is, in the Mormon Church, a “White Horse Prophecy”. This prophecy speaks of the day when the Constitution is in great peril and a Mormon on a White Horse rides in to save the Constitution, the Nation and the World. Mitt Romney’s Mormon friends tagged him as being that rider on a white horse, while he was in college. They still believe that.

From Tom Horn’s book, “Zenith 2016” On Mitt Romney and The White Horse Prophecy: “This brings us to the present hour. The clock is ticking down toward the year 2016 when some expect a constitutional crisis to unfold right in time for a Mormon savior to appear on his white horse. Romney has already made his 2016 presidential ambitions public, and he isn’t just any Mormon. He is the miracle baby of a woman who was told by her doctor she could never bear…”

Mormons teach that Jehovah is a man, in a man’s body. They say that He ascended to his position because he was a good Mormon on another planet. Jesus and Lucifer are brothers… Lucifer became the Devil because Jesus and he each put up plans for the salvation of mankind… Jesus won, Lucifer lost and got mad.

Mormons believe that good Mormons get to be God of their own planet.

Mormons teach that Jehovah traveled to earth in a physical body, deflowered a fourteen-year-old virgin named Mary and became the father of Jesus…

Mormons are not Christian. This is ancient pagan religion and nothing more.

Unfortunately, most Christians don’t have a clue. Most God fearing, patriotic Americans would vote for Mitt Romney, not understanding that Mitt, his church and his friends all believe he is destined to rule the world and create a New World Order.

Is it possible that a Pagan Savior could come in on a white horse, wearing a white hat and waving the American Flag? Could it be that the American candidate for Antichrist is a Right Wing Cowboy who looks more like John Wayne than Bill Bojangles Robinson?

David…

Splits and Divisions

If you are born again, you are family. I feel strongly about some side issues but you are free to disagree. If you got sprinkled and I got dunked… who cares. If I believe in tongues and you don’t, so what?

To fellowship with Saints above, Oh, that will be Glory!

To fellowship with Saints below, Well, that’s another story…

The truth is, the Bible is pretty much self-explanatory. If you are saved and the Holy Spirit lives in you, the basic truths are hard to miss. Much confusion comes about when men do not want to believe the Bible and come up with complicated theological systems that attempt to explain away the obvious message and negate its requirements.

Most church splits occur, not over major, central Christian Doctrine but over the peripherals. If you erase the churches and denominations that have been lead into heresy by evil men, those that are left, agree on the basics…

Denominations do not split over questions like:

  • “Is Jesus the Christ?”
  • “Are men in need of a Savior?”

They split over questions like:

  • “Is Baptism by sprinkling valid?”,
  • “Are Tongues and prophecy for today?”

More often, splits occur over important questions like:

  • “Should we install blue carpet or green?”
  • “Should the Board members pay for their own coffee at Board Meetings?”

In any group, charismatic, unsaved leaders will arise and attempt to lead the church into heresy. If they lose, they leave with a percentage of the congregation and start their own cult. If they win, God fearing members must leave and continue the true Church in other places. The Devil is real and these things happen.

It is, however, much more common for churches to split over issues that have little or nothing to do with the Gospel. These issues are what we call “Denominational Distinctives”. Growing up Baptist, we were known by what we did not do. If you told your friend that you were not allowed to go to the school dance or the Saturday Matinee at the theater, they would often come back, “Oh, you must be a Baptist!” There was a short list of things that Baptists believed that gave the Preacher bragging rights and allowed him to frighten you out of visiting the Presbyterian Church with your friend from school. (The Presbyterians have two pulpits… one on each side and none in the Middle. Baptists heard from God that one pulpit, in the middle was much more Christian!)

If you believe the basic Christian Gospel, have repented of your sin, asked Jesus to save you… If you are born again, you are family. I feel strongly about some side issues but you are free to disagree. If you got sprinkled and I got dunked… who cares. If I believe in tongues and you don’t, so what? If you like blue carpet and I like green, we will pray on green carpet one week and on blue the next… It is your house. If you give me coffee when we meet at your house and I ask you to bring your own, can’t we still be brothers?

I argue strongly for what I believe on this blog. If you disagree, I will push you to define your reasons. Your answers will push me to refine my own. That is good stuff. We do not always have to agree on everything. If you believe that you should support a political candidate and that voting matters… we disagree. You are still family. Jesus loves you and so do I. That doesn’t mean I am not going to argue you into the ground.

David…

DON’T CENSOR WHAT SCARES YOU!

Pastors, God fearing, Jesus loving, Men of God are frightened to death to approach the subject of the end times. “What if I get it wrong? How would I ever explain it to my congregation?” I have heard that question paraphrased in a hundred different ways.

“Don’t censor what scares you” Alana Newhouse, Chief Editor, Tablet Magazine.

When I saw that headline, something in my head screamed, “Wow! I have to write on that thought!” I gained some insight into the Passover Seder and Jewish thought from the article. You really should follow the link and read it, if you haven’t. I however, am not going there… I am a gentile Christian… I am going to take free rein with the title and depart from there.

Pastors, God fearing, Jesus loving, Men of God are frightened to death to approach the subject of the end times. “What if I get it wrong? How would I ever explain it to my congregation?” I have heard that question paraphrased in a hundred different ways.

“What if I get it wrong? How would I ever explain it to my congregation?”

Jesus repeatedly commanded us to “Watch!”.

Jesus told us what to watch for…

Scripture goes into great detail, giving us long lists of things to watch for…

Paul tells us, “But you, brothers, are not in the dark, for this day to overtake you like a thief.” (1 Thessalonians 5:4)

The problem is, most Christians are in the dark… not because they are in sin but because their Pastors and Teachers are censoring the Word of God, refusing to preach that which frightens them.

Why are they frightened?

  • Eighty-Eight Reasons in Eighty-Eight, Edgar C. Whisenant
  • Y2K
  • The World did not end in 2012
  • Etc.

So many Pastors lost face when they went overboard on these issues. Now, Satan has used those things to frighten them into silence.

I might point out that it is quite possible to preach the Word concerning the end times, enumerate the signs and compare them with current events, preach fact as fact and conjecture as conjecture, and never go off the deep end with dates or dire predictions tied to a particular season.

I might point out that:

  • Whisenent was a good Engineer and a bad Theologian… setting dates is a bad idea.
  • Y2K was a very real problem, solved beforehand. If no one had sounded the alarm, it could have been a real disaster.
  • Times did change in 2012. The Maya and the Aztec predicted major change and the end of the age in 2012 but never predicted the end of the World.
  • Other people’s mistakes can serve as a warning against specific actions without causing us to disobey the command of Jesus.

You do not have to remain in the dark. You do not have to disobey the command of your Lord to “watch”. You can shed light on the subject in a manner that takes your congregation out of darkness and into the light. I have it on the authority of the word of God that that day does not have to take you or your congregation by surprise…

Do not censor the parts of the Word of God that frighten you. You owe it to God, yourself and your congregation to study until the light comes on in your life and share the Word until the light comes on in the lives of your members… Do not be taken by surprise by what is happening and what is about to happen. Do not allow your flock to wander about in the dark, blind to what God has said about the times in which we live.

Take the advice of the Editor of a Jewish Magazine and stop censoring the things that frighten you…

David…

Nationalism in an Ungodly Nation

“Trump has helped to unleash the mightiest force of the 21st century: nationalism.”

Pat Buchanan writes, “(T)his city of self-delusion should realize there is no going back for America. For, whatever his stumbles of the last two weeks, Trump has helped to unleash the mightiest force of the 21st century: nationalism.”

NATIONALISM

Wasn’t that the force behind the National Socialist Party?

NAZI?

If the United States was a moral and godly entity and it was a Christian man calling a Christian People to support a Christian Nation, perhaps NATIONALISM would not make me so nervous…

History has taught me a thing or two. This is among them:

An ungodly man, an egomaniac, whipping up a spirit of nationalism in the ungodly population of an ungodly nation is a dangerous thing.

Just saying…

David…

 

THE HALF GOSPEL HERESY

Every word of every sermon is true but by selecting the passages never to read and the subjects never to preach, these Heretics damn well meaning church members… good people, to a Devil’s Hell.

THE DAMNABLE PRACTICE OF SELECTIVE PREACHING

The Half Gospel Heresy is well hidden and difficult to detect. The problem lies in the fact that no heresy is ever directly stated; everything the Half Gospel Preacher says from the pulpit is Gospel Truth and nothing preached would ever fail the test of Scriptural analysis. The finest theologian would be hard pressed to detect heresy though he were to dissect the sermon line by line. The insidiousness of this heresy lies in what is never preached, that which is never spoken.

These men preach Jesus as Savior but never as Lord, Heaven without Hell, Salvation without repentance, blessing without suffering and Gifts of the Spirit without Fruit of the Spirit. They revel in stories of Peter and James being freed from prison but they will never mention Stephen being stoned, James losing his head or Peter being crucified upside down. Altar calls are for blessing and healing but never for repentance or salvation. Congregants are encouraged to worship but not to be holy, speak in tongues but not to be saved, get close to God but not to renounce sin, be free from worry but not free from sin. When these Heretics talk about the woman caught in adultery, they always speak of forgiveness but never read the part that says “Go and sin no more.” They speak of how the saints overcame by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony but never read the third verse in the trilogy… the one that says “they loved not their lives unto death.”

Theirs is an all inclusive Gospel; bring in everybody, accept everybody, encourage everybody to sing and praise and worship. At the same time, it is a non confrontational Gospel… sinners are never confronted with their sin and never come under conviction. They are encouraged to accept Jesus but never asked to repent or walk away from or reject their sin. It is a Gospel that lets you feel good in your sin. It is a church where you can bring your live-in girlfriend or your same sex lover and worship God with no fear of judgment or conviction of sin. This Half-Gospel heresy lets you go to church and worship every Sunday for decades and go to Hell when you die.

Every word of every sermon is true but by selecting the passages never to read and the subjects never to preach, these Heretics damn well meaning church members… good people, to a Devil’s Hell. When is the last time your Pastor’s sermon brought conviction to your soul and drove you to the altar to repent? That may be the most important question you face today; the wrong answer should have you asking God to lead you to a Whole-Gospel Church.

David…