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We MUST Avoid Falling Prey of the Very Human Tendency of

Seeking a Man or an Idol To Adore

PURPOSE

The purpose of this document is not to preach on the "theologically correct" way in which to interact with our favorite leaders - political and/or religious. The purpose of this document is to illustrate the grave consequences of de facto idolizing a human being - living or dead.

As we approach the manifestation of the False Christ (1) it is imperative that we remain on guard toward this very human tendency.

BACKGROUND and INTRODUCTION

In 1 Samuel 8: 4-5 we see the Israelites insisting that God give them a King and no more judges. Through Samuel, God then explain the consequences to them. To wit:

9 Now therefore hearken to their voice: but yet testify to them, and foretell them the right of the king, that shall reign over them. 10 Then Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people that had desired a king of him,

11 And said: This will be the right of the king, that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and put them in his chariots, and will make them his horsemen, and his running footmen to run before his chariots, 12 And he will appoint of them to be his tribunes, and centurions, and to plough his fields, and to reap his corn, and to make him arms and chariots. 13 Your daughters also he will take to make him ointments, and to be his cooks, and bakers. 14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your best olive yards, and give them to his servants. 15 Moreover he will take the tenth of your corn, and of the revenues of your vineyards, to give his eunuchs and servants.

16 Your servants also and handmaids, and your goodliest young men, and your asses he will take away, and put them to his work. 17 Your flocks also he will tithe, and you shall be his servants. 18 And you shall cry out in that day from the face of the king, whom you have chosen to yourselves. and the Lord will not hear you in that day, because you desired unto yourselves a king. 19 But the people would not hear the voice of Samuel,

The offense for which mankind has been paying since then is the rejection of God as being the only Lord and the only King.

The concept of Judges has its roots in the time of Moses wherein Moses would judge over disputes and problems of the Israelites using the Laws of God. If we stop and think about it - that is all that is needed: the application of Divine Law in a just manner. For that we only need Judges not men who act like gods.

That was the concept God had in mind when He chose Peter and his legitimate successors (2). Each legitimate successor was conceptually chosen to be the "Chief Justice" of the "Divine Supreme Court". He was to preside over "Equals" (who compose the "Divine Supreme Court") in the application of  Divine Law amongst the true Members of the Body of Christ. Unfortunately - before the dust was settled - the world had a Pope with a triple Imperial Crown and who by action - if not words - demanded to be adored. (3)

In civil government, the same behavior occurred. Individuals elected to serve the population became gods, while many became outright tyrants.  However, most of these leaders would not have attained those positions if it had not been through the initial adoration/adulation of others.

One truly pathetic example can be seen in the French Revolution (4). The French Revolution was triggered by the abusive excesses of a King, Louis XVI. But when all was said and done, the French ended not with a King, but with an Emperor - Napoleon - while satan gleefully rubbed his hands. [Review what Mary said about French Politics in La Salette. (5)]

DETAILS

Since God knows our tendencies all too well, He made sure that we had clear instructions from the very start to avoid such behavior.

First we read in Acts of the Apostles 10: 24-27

24 And the morrow after, he (Peter) entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, having called together his kinsmen and special friends. 25 And it came to pass, that when Peter was come in, Cornelius came to meet him, Cornelius came to meet him, and falling at his feet adored. 26 But Peter lifted him up, saying: Arise, I myself also am a man. 27 And talking with him, he went in, and found many that were come together.

Then we read again in the Acts of the Apostles 14: 10-14

10 And when the multitudes had seen what Paul had done, they lifted up their voice in the Lycaonian tongue, saying: The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men; 11 And they called Barnabas, Jupiter: but Paul, Mercury; because he was chief speaker. 12 The priest also of Jupiter that was before the city, bringing oxen and garlands before the gate, would have offered sacrifice with the people. 13 Which, when the apostles Barnabas and Paul had heard, rending their clothes, they leaped out among the people, crying, 14 And saying: Ye men, why do ye these things? We also are mortals, men like unto you, preaching to you to be converted from these vain things, to the living God, who made the heaven, and the earth, and the sea, and all things that are in them:

Naturally - man has done the same thing not only with the Successors of Peter but with other religious leaders as well as political leaders. Without a doubt, one can and should show respect for the appointed/elected religious and political leaders, i.e. just as Daniel showed when he addressed Nabuchodonosor king of Babylon or Esther showed when addressing king Assuerus (6). Respect is one thing - adoration is quite another.

But man would not stop there - man must find other ways to offend God while appearing to be the epitome of piety.

This brings us to the adoration of relics and bodies of deceased individuals considered by many to be holy.... while Jesus Christ, in His Real Presence, awaits in all the Tabernacles of the world for just a little attention, an attention which is seldom given.

Veneration of a relic or the body of a deceased individual who led a holy life is one thing, to adore it is blasphemy.

According to Webster's Dictionary:

To venerate is:  To regard with reverential respect; to honor with mingled respect and awe; to reverence; to revere; as, we venerate parents and elders.

To adore is: To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as deity or as divine.

Recently the body of St. Pio was exhumed and this is what we read (7):

The economy of this southern town revolves around the cult of Padre Pio and heaving crowds waited to see his body, displayed in a crystal, marble and silver sepulcher in the crypt of the monastery where he spent most of his life.

His face was reconstructed with a lifelike silicone mask of the type used in wax museums because it was apparently too decomposed to show when the body was exhumed.

and

A poll in 2006 by Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana found that more Italian Catholics prayed to Padre Pio than to any other figure, including the Virgin Mary or Jesus. His picture is stuck to the dashboards of many taxis and cars throughout Italy.

When we find that individuals are praying more to anyone - it does not matter who - than they pray to Mary and Jesus we do have a problem.  When we find individuals that go on pilgrimages "to the ends of the world" to venerate a relic or a living or dead human being while Jesus languishes alone (alone = without living human companionship) in the Tabernacles of the World, we do have a problem.


CONCLUSION

Logically, the un-Evangelized and under-Evangelized people are waiting, without realizing it, for a "Savior of the World" to adore; a savior which will deliver humanity (8)  from the misery which grips a great part of the world already. satan, of course,  is most willing to comply since he has certainly waited long enough.

We are at peace for we have amply warned  the world (9) as to what is to come and how (10); our great sorrow comes from witnessing the suffering Our Lord Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Mother, Mary, are enduring as the result of mankind's refusal to heed Their warnings. (11)

What can we expect if after a spectacular miracle (12) - a given fact witnessed by 70,000 believers and unbelievers alike - and lesser miracles which took place at the the same time and place - Fatima, October 13, 1917 -  Pope Benedict XV, by default, allowed (13) the world to be plunged in the bloodiest conflict of human history.


EPILOGUE

It is ironic that to finish what satan started by blinding Benedict XV (14), God allowed the installation of eyes-wide-open Benedict XVI (15) who will usher the FalseChrist (1) which will result in the greatest upheaval since the time of Creation.


NOTES and Related Documents

(1)  About the False Christ
(2)  The Function of the Papacy
(3)  The Papacy - Historically
(4)  The French Revolution and the End of These Times
(5)  The Message of La Salette
(6)  The Book of Daniel and The Book of Esther
(7)  News Report
(8)   The Line Up of Saviors
(9)  We have amply warned the world
(10)  The One World Order and The One World Religion
(11) Two centuries of Divine Warnings
(12)  Fatima Chronology
(13 The Price of Ignoring the Fatima Instructions
(14)  Benedict XV
(15)  Who Is Benedict XVI




Published on May 11, 2008 - Feast of Pentecost

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