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PURPOSE

The purpose of Points to Ponder About is to stimulate thinking that would draw the disoriented Faithful back to God (1) and away from the hypocritical duplicity  of some religious institutions which are destroying the little faith left on earth (2) (3).

The instructions are simple: Just invoke the illumination of the Holy Spirit of God while you ponder upon any of these Points to Ponder and let God guide you to Light. We know that some make-believe religious leaders will say: "What about satan interfering and leading the soul astray?" To those... we invoke Our Lord's Words again:

"...Get the behind me, Satan: the art an offense unto me: for the severest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." [Matthew 16:23]

 and further

"And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and yea shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  For every one that sketch receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.  If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?  Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? [Luke 11:9-13]

 and finally

"But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." [Matthew 23:13]

 

Points To Ponder - August - September 2007


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Published on September 30th, 2007

Do you wonder why... if Burma has over 400,000 Buddhist Monks who are so highly revered by the populace; who are understood to live a life of prayer and meditation; and who are even looked upon to have an edge over Christianity [to the point that many individuals claim that the hidden life of Jesus was spent  amongst Buddhist monks learning what He taught the world later on] .... Burma is in the socio-political condition it is?


Published on September 29th, 2007 [Feast of Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael]

Do you wonder why... the apparently innocuous phrase: "One can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar." goes against the teachings of Jesus Christ?

Because honey attracts "all types of flies" including those who are not to be saved.  Didn't He say - in no uncertain terms:

11 And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables: 12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand: lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. [Mark 4:11-12]

Those who can See and Hear will "cut through the vinegar" and get to the heart of the delivery. The rest, well, you know....

Then the king said to the waiters: Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. [Matthew 22:13]

Therefore, we must be ready with an ample supply of oil of consolation and the wine of renewed hope for those who "cut through the vinegar".


Published on September 27th, 2007 

In the introduction of Karl Marx's work Contribution to Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right one can read what is probably his most quoted phrase: "Religion is the opium of the people" .

Since communism was intrinsically atheist, do you ever wonder what was used to replace religion so that the people would remain under the influence of some other "opium"?

Sports! and it spread far and wide. [Can't you hear satan cackling? he did it again and men fell for it!]

Note: In reference to the above, the reader may want to review the related September 28th posting in the Public Forum.


Published on September 24th, 2007 

Do you ever wonder... why the transmission routes most used by the AIDS causing virus are: (a) Sexual promiscuity (1); and (b) Illegal drug use/abuse?

The answer is coherently simple: Those are the two flesh associated dysfunction (2) which can damage a soul the most. Considering how Divine Mercy functions (3) (4), it certainly is a most coherent scenario.
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(1) Sodomy and the destruction of the soul
(2)
Spiritual Dysfunction - Its Identification, Treatment and Cure
(3) Divine Mercy In Action - Part II
(4) Divine Mercy InAction - Part III


Published on September 21st, 2007 

Do you ever wonder... from whence will the enemy spring that will take the mighty USA down?

Wonder no more, Abraham Lincoln (1) had the answer:

At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?-- Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never!

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us.
(2) It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

(1)  Abraham Lincoln's Lyceum Address
(2)  A few glaring examples to pick from


Published on September 19th, 2007 

Do you ever wonder... why such the uproar over such a tiny fraction of priests who sexually abused children? Because roughly two-thirds of top U.S. Catholic leaders have allowed priests accused of sexual abuse to keep working, a systematic practice that spans decades and continues today, a three-month Dallas Morning News review shows.


Published on September 14th, 2007  [Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross]

Do you ever wonder... what was, and continues to be, the core source for the sexual abuse and other scandals within the Roman Catholic Church and other religious institutions? The answer is as simple as it is elusive to those steeped in denial (1) : The Demise of the Faith (2).

Without a doubt - when man ceases to believe in a Just and Loving Creator out goes the desire to please Him and the fear of His justice. Then, as a psychiatrist who taught at major U.S. Medical School used to instruct: "Do everything and deny everything." Such mentality, which seems to rule society today, does so to the detriment of the soul.

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(1) Denial - The sign of the times
(2) The Demise of the Faith - Part I and Part II



Published on September 8th, 2007  [Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary]

Do you ever wonder... how many of the Faithful pray in earnest to spiritually assist the few priests and members of the Hierarchy who, as Don Bosco had to do, are fighting the good fight against the evils of the right and the left to serve God as He truly deserves?  Very few! Therefore, let us join in prayer for those dedicated men of God and offer that as our Birthday Present to Mary - our true Mother.


Published on September 3rd, 2007  [Mary, Mother of the Good Shepherd]

Do you ever wonder... if the Roman Catholic clergy at large will ever come to terms with reality (unless God steps in and does it for them, of course!)? No, they will not.

Following is an exchange of correspondence between a Select List Member and one of the priests of his parish:

Dear  [priest's name edited out],
 
I hesitate to write this (since I am not sure it will do any good), but my conscience forces me to comment.
 
You gave a nice homily on the reading today about taking a low place at a banquet to show humility.  You aptly pointed out that Jesus attended many functions to watch people and to be watched.
 
You rightly stated that Jesus knew He was being watched and set an example for the rest of us.
 
All of this was good.
 
Then at the end, you spent several minutes lecturing us on the closing of churches in the Boston area.  You went on to state that the high command must learn to accept married priests and that the laity must become involved.
 
But worst of all, you trivialized all your comments by saying that if we reported these comments to the bishop, you would deny it all.
 
Respectfully, please appreciate the following,
 
1. people have lost the faith because the RCC does not seem to believe in God;
2. the problem is not homosexual priests, but pedophile priests;
3. the issue is not sex between adults, but the use of power by the priest to overwhelm the young and innocent;
4. marriage is not going to fix the problem;
5. those who dedicate their lives to God have no need of sex from anyone;
6. a chaste life is possible for those who truly serve God;
7. the Vatican could easily loosen up the cash to keep churches open worldwide;
8. the Vatican sees the only role for the laity as a source of income;
9. the Vatican serves mammon, not God;
10. it is tragic that you do not have faith in your convictions so that you are frightened of the bishop's reprimand.
 
Earlier this year, the pastor, [name edited out], commented to those of us at a weekday 7:15 am Mass that he had to decline 2/3rds of the applications to the parish school.  Rather than patiently explain to the families the reasons for said decision, or better, rather than finding the resources to expand the school, instead he elected to leave town until "things cooled off."
 
Is this the way that Jesus handled things?  Is this what you would have seen Jesus doing?
 
You just gave a sermon on Jesus as an example and you have dedicated your life to imitating Jesus, and yet at age (over 65), you don't want the bishop to know your ideas?
 
When, exactly will you get the courage to stand up for what you believe?
 
May The Holy Spirit Guide you.
You are in my prayers

Following is the priest's response:

Dear [name edited out]

Thanks for your note and happy to know you were at the 7:15 AM Mass. I appreciate your kind words on the homily. I do want to apologize though, because I don't think I was as well prepared as I should have been. One of those days.

Meanwhile, lighten up. The congregations obviously got the gist of my joke about- "if you report me, I'll deny it". That's an old line that I thought was appropriate for the occasion because first of all I've never denied anything I've said and secondly the bishop, knowing me, would know that I probably said it.... and said more over the years.

We are not dealing here with anything that's at the heart of Christianity and certainly not by extension at the heart of the Catholic Tradition. But it does threaten "traditionalists" whose sense of history is the last 100 years.

Finally, the sexual abuse problem in the Catholic Church has been one involving not of pedophiles (though there are a few) but of ephebophiles.

I'd enjoy having lunch with you some day. Please tell me when and where.

Best

Fr. [name edited out]




Published on August 30th, 2007 

As the anniversary for Diana, Princess of Wales, untimely death is observed... do you ever wonder... Was it truly an accident?

We have no doubt
(1) that it was an "induced" accident inspired by someone in the House of Windsor, just as we are positive that, before the Warning, the "mystery" will not be solved.  What are they going to do - incarcerate members of the House of Windsor?

This is similar to the "mystery" surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy. It is as "secret"
(2) as the knowledge that tomorrow morning the Sun will rise again. What are they going to do - incarcerate those who are about to spring upon an unsuspecting humanity  the New World Order (3) and who are already the de facto masters of the world?

All that matters to God regarding those two issues is that those who must know the truth, know it with certainty so that they may play the role they must at the End of These Times.

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(1) A follow up letter from miguel de Portugal to H.R.M. Elizabeth II
(2) The assassination of President Kennedy  - Was just part of a much bigger picture
(3) The New International Order


Published on August 29th, 2007  [The Beheading of John the Baptist]

Do you ever wonder... how the Biblical Literalists would handle/emulate the St. Paul honored [Hebrews 11:31-35] act of  faith by Jephthe [Judges 11:29- 39] of offering God his only child - a daughter - in holocaust as if she were just a ram?  [Genesis 22:1-15]

The truth is that, if what we thoroughly explained in Biblical Literalism - Part I and Part II was applied here, one would quickly realize that through a few "recycles" and "re translations" of what really happened, the fact that Jephthe consecrated his daughter to the service of God, just as Anna did
[1 Kings 1:1-26] with her son, was turned into a burnt holocaust.

This is why the brain's function is not to fill the cranial cavity but to utilize its reasoning power under the illumination of the Holy Spirit of God to reach and understand the Truth no matter how twisted it may have become.


Published on August 27th, 2007 

Do you ever wonder... why God is allowing such massive destruction throughout the world as the result of fire, wind and water - destruction which is yielding great losses in crops, homes and property?  The answer is quite simple.

If you review the posting dated August 22nd and carefully meditate on the quoted scriptural verses then you will understand why.


Man has not changed at all in the 3,000 years separating those Biblical events and today. He may not serve Baal and Astaroth but he serves - and makes idols of - anything in the material world. Be it riches or sex or even religious images - man idolizes everything except the Only One he should adore - God.  Should we be surprised as to the destruction He is allowing?

God takes away man's new found "idols" and, in despair, those who are members of the Elect, but who are still deaf and blind, will turn back to God. It is mathematical - nothing gets man's attention quicker than pain!

We brought this to the attention of the world through a document we published on 2001 - Understanding the Wrath of God. We remind the world again now; and we will do so until the communications throughout the world fail - internet included.



Published on August 25th, 2007  [Feast of Mary, Health of the Sick]

Do you ever wonder... why God did not stop Jephthe [Judges 11:29- 39] from offering Him his only child - a daughter - in holocaust and He stopped Abraham from offering his only son to Him in holocaust?  [Genesis 22:1-15]


Published on August 22nd, 2007  [Feast of The Queenship of Mary]

Do you ever wonder... what is going to take for man to heed God? One of the readings for this week was from the Book of Judges [2: 11-19].  This book was written between 1045 and 1000 BC.  In it we read:

11 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord, and they served Baalim. 12 And they left the Lord the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt: and they followed strange gods, and the gods of the people that dwelt round about them, and they adored them: and they provoked the Lord to anger. 13 Forsaking him, and serving Baal and Astaroth. 14 And the Lord being angry against Israel, delivered them into the hands of plunderers: who took them and sold them to their enemies, that dwelt round about: neither could they stand against their enemies:...

16 And the Lord raised up judges, to deliver them from the hands of those that oppressed them: but they would not hearken to them, 17 Committing fornication with strange gods, and adoring them. They quickly forsook the way, in which their fathers had walked: and hearing the commandments of the Lord, they did all things contrary....  20 And the wrath of the Lord was kindled against Israel

We have not changed at all! Man may not serve Baal and Astaroth but he serves - and makes idols of - anything in the material world. Be it riches or sex or even religious images - man idolizes everything except the Only One he should adore - God - the True Foundation of the Faith.  Should we be surprised as to the state of the world today? Should we be surprised as to how God is going to "wrap this up" once and for all?


Published on August 15th, 2007 
[Feast of The Assumption of the Ever Blessed Virgin Mary]

Do you ever wonder... what was really the central message that Jesus gave us through the parable of the Ten Virgins?  If we casually glance at said parable we may even think that in certain circumstances the lack of charity and generosity is acceptable, or that something went awry with the Unfathomable Mercy of God. Wrong! and Wrong again!

Let us review the parable as we read in in Chapter 25 of the Gospel according to Matthew:

1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride. 2 And five of them were foolish, and five wise. 3 But the five foolish, having taken their lamps, did not take oil with them: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with the lamps. 5 And the bridegroom tarrying, they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye forth to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out. 9 The wise answered, saying: Lest perhaps there be not enough for us and for you, go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 Now whilst they went to buy, the bridegroom came: and they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut.

11 But at last come also the other virgins, saying: Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answering said: Amen I say to you, I know you not.

Obviously the ten virgins had been warned of the coming of the bridegroom - otherwise only the five would have gone out to meet the bridegroom. The foolish ones did not take the warnings seriously and went "for the ride" [Reminds us of the millions of journeys embarked upon using Fatima, Lourdes, Medjugorje, etc. as excuses for a vacation.]

As we have stated many, many times - there are limits for everything beyond which there is no recourse - not even to the Mercy of God. That is why we keep repeating: The world has been amply warned by the those whom He chose.

We should not count on someone letting us borrow their "oil" when in a similar situation or having enough time to run the Mall and buy some - it will be "No" in both instances. Unfortunately, it will be then when many, far too many, will find out what He also meant when He said:

11 And I say to you that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven: 12 But (many of) the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the exterior darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13 And Jesus said to the centurion: Go, and as thou hast believed, so be it done to thee. And the servant was healed at the same hour. [Matthew 8]

Let us not confuse "warnings" with "threats". We warn humanity - The Vatican threatens humanity.


Published on August 11th, 2007


Do you ever wonder... why the word "Antichrist" appears only four times in the Holy Scriptures, yet, the word "False" -associated with "prophets", "witnesses", etc. -  appears fifty times? You may find the answer in our document which points our the vast difference between "anti" and "false" - e deadly difference.


Published on Agust 8th, 2007

Do you ever wonder... why if the Our Father is prayed millions upon millions of times daily, Christians do not get along with other Christians and much less with the other children of God who do not share the Christian Faith? The answer is quite simple.

Do we really mean it when we say: 
"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us..." ?

Of course not! If we really did, do you think that God would turn a deaf ear to our prayers?


Published on Agust 1st, 2007

Do you ever wonder... why we "keep harping" on the fact that contrary to the claims of the Vatican (1) there is Salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church and keep denouncing  its corollary - the threat of Excommunication (separation from the Roman Catholic Church)  if the heresies of: (a) blanket Papal Infallibility (2); and (b) that the Successor of Peter is the rock (3) upon which Jesus Christ founded His Church are not bought by the Faithful?

Allow us to explain what such claims do in man's subconscious.

1. There is no Salvation means that the individual is going to go to hell.

Faced with such dilemma, man's subconscious only sees two options:

(a) Reject the Roman Catholic Church and many, with it, God (Whom Rome pretend to be - not represent, but be through mental manipulation.)
(b) Conclude that there is no hell, thus, no satan.... which is exactly what satan wanted the masses to believe.

In either option satan wins.
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2. The threat of Excommunication carries with it the implied threat of no Salvation which brings us back to item No. 1, above, with the same subconscious reactions.

Anyone or any organization which utilizes such techniques to "Evangelize" is, by definition, not of God
(5). As we have shown - Bible on hand and regardless of translation and/or version and/or language  (6)  - all of that goes blatantly against the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Those who - after being clearly informed of this - choose to go against the crystal clear teachings of Jesus Christ, then, they are paving their way to untold suffering.
(7)

The choice is mankind's - all have been warned 
(8) and we are washing our hands of the suffering chosen by those who refuse to see the Light.

NOTES                                  

(1)  There IS Salvation outside the Roman Catholic Church
(2)  About Infallibility
(3) The true Petrine Ministry
(4) The Plans of satan - Part I and Part II
(5) About the Roman Church Administration
(6) Biblical Literalism - Part I and Part II
(7) Pain is the megaphone that God uses for the deaf to hear Him
(8) All have been amply warned


Published on July 28th, 2007

Do you ever wonder... why if God was very specific when He instructed Moses:

3 Thou shalt not have strange gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. 5 Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them: [Exodus 20]

an order which has caused the Jews and Muslims recoil before any of the icons and statues that may be found in the practice of the Catholic Faith, yet, later on, God Himself, instructed Moses, just as clearly, to:

8 And the Lord said to him: Make brazen serpent, and set it up for a sign: whosoever being struck shall look on it, shall live. 9 Moses therefore made a brazen serpent, and set it up for a sign: which when they that were bitten looked upon, they were healed. [Number 21]

Doesn't this appear to be a serious Divine contradiction? Well, if one had studied what we published regarding Biblical Literalism Part I and Part II, one could answer thus:

No; there is no lack of coherence.  God has nothing against a graven image - it is the worshiping of the graven image - as many Catholics do even though is contrary to the basic teachings of Catholicism - that is against the basic Law of God.

What God was doing here with the brazen serpent was teaching us how to venerate a crucifix (not just a cross but a crucifix). Allow us to explain:

The Israelites sinned against God; God sent poisoned serpents which started biting and killing the Israelites as punishment - the consequence of their sins; Moses intervenes with God and God instructs him to make brazen serpent, and set it up for a sign.... which when they that were bitten looked upon, they were healed.

Now, millennia later, Jesus is crucified and we have a crucifix to remind us of the crucifixion and of His wounds.  Wounds caused by our sins. Therefore, when we look at that crucifix and lovingly remember that He is there because of our sins, then we start becoming spiritually healed for.... it is through His wounds that we may be healed!

Perfect coherence - through and through.




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(1) PURPOSE:  The Purpose of this Page may be found at the beginning of any of the past issues, such as in Points to Ponder (January 2005)

(2)  "Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given."..... Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.... Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and be converted so that I should heal them."  [Matthew 13:11, 13, 15]


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