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Points to Ponder About


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 thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest 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 ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  For every one that asketh 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 - January - May 2005


Published on May 28th, 2005

What we wonder about is....

Why we have not been flooded by reports on Mrs. Bush's  unfortunate sense of humor, considering that every time Mrs. Clinton even had acid indigestion, it was pointed out to us ?  We like to remind one and all of the covenant we renew (and will be judged by) every time we pray the Our Father.


Published on May 19th, 2005


Do you ever wonder... why people choose to deny the undeniable?

Because "Knowledge" is not only "Power" but it is also "Responsibility" . Unfortunately for many, "looking the other way" or "hoping that it goes away" will not, we repeat, will not be acceptable by God as a reason for inaction and/or disobedience to the entreats of God, through the Virgin Mary, to come back to the Gospel.


Published on May 9th, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why people choose to believe "facts" as these:

"Referring to the secret -- which was granted to two seers in that Portuguese hamlet in 1917 and which involved an image of an angel set to torch the world (as well as a "bishop in white," who,  it was prophesied, would be gunned down) -- Pope Benedict indicated that both the sparing of  John Paul II's life on May 13, 1981 and the events involving Russia (preventing a nuclear holocaust) demonstrated the power of intercession."

As it has been published by others when the reality painfully shows otherwise?  No even the number of seers is right! There were three and not two!

This, brethren, is what the Sin of Denial does to people. They believe anything, as long as they feel comfortable and secure with it. So did the five virgins that did not have any oil for their lamps....

At another time we shall explain the difference between 
"the sparing of  John Paul II's life on May 13, 1981" and "getting John Paul II's attention on May 13, 1981". There is a world of difference!


Published on May 4th, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why, with the apparent rebirth of Christianity the world continues to slip faster and faster into a bottomless pit?

We read in a newsletter published by the Population Research Institute, in an article about "Time to Win in the Judiciary" and  authored by Joseph A. D'Agostino that:

This seemingly arcane debate about Senate procedure has become white-hot. Why should pro-life, pro-family citizens in Middle America care?  The simple reality: The only practical way of restoring democratic rule on the issue of abortion, and thus the possibility of legal protection for unborn children, is by getting good judges on the federal bench, particularly the U.S. Supreme Court.  It’s also the only practical way to prevent “rights” to euthanasia and to same-sex “marriage” from being magically discovered in the Constitution and imposed on America.

As the reader may see, these "Christians" continue to give priority to activism and political power play and not to the only "activity" that will restore true Faith and true Morals - Prayer and Acts of Reparation. Did Jesus teach His people, back when He walked amongst men, to change the system through political activism and power play? He did not nor will He ever do so. This is why the Evangelization has been a complete failure... yet man continues to blindly follow other fallen men and not Jesus.

As German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer said: The good Lord seems to have set definite limits on man's wisdom but sets no limits on his stupidity. To which we add, "...and his inability to learn from past mistakes."


Published on April 27, 2005


Do you ever wonder... Why, according to the published Roman Catholic statistics (*):

(a) In unconfortable Africa, with 13.2 % of the Bishops of the world, there are 4,565 Catholics per priest available; while
(b) In comfortable Europe, with 33.0 % of the Bishops of the world, there are 1,347 Catholics per priest available; and
(c) In the most devout Catholic part of the world ( Latin America), with 25.5 % of the Bishops of the world, and where people are leaving the True Faith en masse to join anyone who may offer them some "tangible spirituality",  there are 7,080 Catholics per available priest?

No, this is not another Mystery of the Faith. This is just another example of the true priorities of the Church Administration.

(*) Spain's ABC - Thursday, April 21, 2005 - p. 30

Published on April 25, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why the people mobbed H.H. John Paul II, St. Peter's Square, Benedict XVI and any Cardinal that may casually wander into unprotected areas of The Vatican all the while the Tabernacles - whether in The Vatican, Rome or any other city in the world remain almost alone?

Possible Answer No. 1 : Precious few really believe in the Eucharistic Presence of Jesus although they "go through the motions" in Mass just to be "seen" and to be "in".

Possible Answer No. 2:  They are like those Moses left in charge of Aaron - Golden Calf adorers.... [Exodus 32: 1-28] which, of course, reverts right back to Possible Answer No. 1 as being the correct one.

If the true Foundation of the Faith  were to be God,  we would not see what we see - everywhere! - nor the world would be in the condition it is in today.

satan's roaring laughter could almost be heard if it were not for the roar of the flames and the scream of the souls that fill hell.


Published on April 22, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why the "Bad" are not even "Good at being bad"?

On an Alitalia Flight from Rome to Madrid, one of the passengers was the very high profiled Cardinal Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid and former Head of the Spanish Episcopal Congregation. He was accompanied by his assistant. He was pre boarded into the airplane before the stare of the  rest of the passengers. Every passenger who boarded that completely sold out flight filed past the Cardinal and his assistant sitting in the First/Business (*) Class Section.

Assuming that Alitalia gave the seats for free (which was not the case) and/or that he needed some rest from the people who would have been bombarding him with questions
(which we do understand) if he had flown on Coach, he should have boarded the plane last and deplaned first.

The way it was done he succeeded in reinforcing the negative view most Spaniards have of the clergy and the Church at large.

Wonder no more..... This is what arrogance does: It blinds people to the most obvious mistakes and thus they themselves contribute to their own downfall.

(*) Median First/Business Class ticket costs 1,700.00 US Dollars   - Median Coach Class ticket costs 435.00 US Dollars   (Priced on April 22, 2005 by Travel Agent)

Published on April 17, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why you so many prayers seem to go unanswered or seem to have been answered in the "wrong" manner?

Having the "toll free telephone number of Heaven" is not sufficient - one must know how to dial it.


Published on April 8, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why you see - through the Media - so many youths at functions hosted by H.H. John Paul II, even posthumously, and every day one sees less and less young people in Roman Catholic Churches living their faith and partaking of the Holy Sacraments?


Published on March 27, 2005 - Easter Sunday

Do you ever wonder... Why if Jesus, by example, rested in His tomb on the Sabbath to later rise on Sunday to continue to work at the Right Hand of the Father, Christianity chose Sunday as the day of rest?

Would it not have been more theo-logical to keep the Sabbath as the day of rest, while focusing our attention in God and His Goodness, and then celebrate on Sunday - in whichever way the Spirit of God moved us - our deliverance from death?


Published on March 25, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why if the characteristics of true Christians are Love, Mercy, Compassion, Selflessness, Humility, etc. - the Administrators of the major Christian Churches - Roman Catholic (Church of the Western Empire) and Orthodox Catholic (Church of the Eastern Empire) - cannot even agree on a date to celebrate the Resurrection of the One they claim to, but seldom do, serve?

Because the foundation of their faith has shifted to man and not God as it was originally intended.


Published on March 15, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why, if The Vatican boasts about the impressive number of Roman Catholics in the world - approximately 1,000 million - eight million people die each year because they are too poor to stay alive? [TIME Magazine - International Edition Cover Story - March 14th Issue]

It is because many, many of these truly fine Christians do not have, and have not had for centuries, an effective leadership. Look at the world today! Does it reflect an effective Evangelization or the well established Dominion of satan?

If the Roman Catholic Church Administration makes a mockery of everything that our Lord Jesus Christ taught, except, of course, those teachings that can become financially profitable to exploit - how can the faithful take them seriously? Do you woodier why the youth of the world continues to sink in sin and depravation?  It is not their fault; it is ours!

What went wrong? It certainly was not God!

The Faithful cannot allow the centuries long criminal record of the Church Administration to tarnish the Pristine Catholic Faith. You must place your Faith in God and, with Him, not with some accommodated Cardinal,  you can then change the world!

God needs His children and has repeatedly used the Ever-Virgin Mary to seek this help. Please, do not let Them down!...  and do not forget to pray for the handful of upright and truly God loving members of the Roman Catholic Hierarchy and clergy - they need and deserve everyone's prayers.


Published on March 12, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why the leader (M. Gorbachev) of a falling empire, who just barely survived a coup and has been imprisoned by his enemies,
once freed, sits down and write a 127 page book about it ....and does it so fast that it is edited, printed, and released within 40 days of the coup?

M. Gorbachev was freed on August 22, 1991, and by 40 days later, on October 1, 1991, Harper Collins had edited, printed and released the First
Edition of:  The August Coup: The Truth and the Lessons by Mikhail Gorbachev

Talk about "advance planning"..., and Denial if anyone believes that the "fall" of the Soviet Empire was just another "random" event.


Published on February 23, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why, after a concerted and confirmed effort by European governments, U.S. and Roman Catholic  leaders to remove/neutralize/disarm communist regimes Fidel Castro is still "thumbing his nose" to the U.S. from barely 90 miles away?

It has not been a secret since 1992 that the alleged Cuban Missile Crisis was a staged event - a staged event that even Castro believed and, in reality, had to watch from the sidelines like anyone else.

If one stops and really think about it - it does not make sense, does it....? Unless, of course....


Published on February 9, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why we ask the Father, in the "Our Father", "...not lead us into temptation..." when the only one that tempts is satan?

Because... it is wrong in certain translations - English being one of them. It is correct in Portuguese, Spanish and some other languages.

It seems that our "Oh, so great Theologians" have missed it or they did not want to "rock the boat". Maybe they thought it was better to accuse the Father of being a tempter than to acknowledge yet another mistake.

God tests us - and we should be eternally grateful to Him for that! But tempt us? Never!

Therefore, that part of Our Father in English should be changed to "...do not let us fall prey to temptation..."


Published on February 3, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why Mary is called Ever (before, during and after The Birth) Virgin? Because She Is!

(a) Before: She was reserved from before Her own birth to be the Spouse of the Holy Spirit.
(b) After: To have had marital relations with dearest Joseph would have been tantamount of committing adultery against Her Spouse - the Holy Spirit. Can you imagine? A case of adultery involving the Daughter, Mother and Spouse of God? It is something that does not even enter the realm of consideration.
(c) During: Well, that is for us to know for a fact, and for you to find out after you cross the veil. In the meantime - believe it as an Act of Faith!

As an act of fraternal love, we recommend to one and all  - Christians and not Christians alike: Do not ever "short change" Mary for behind Her stands the Most Holy Trinity, Whose existence does not depend on whether one believes it or not and to Whom all creatures are accountable to without exception - satan included!

Just do not fall for another "apple story" (as Eve did).


Published on January 31, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why, if the Holy Spirit of God, in effect, came upon the whole of mankind (1) at Pentecost, only the Roman Pontiff can claim such Illumination and demand the blind obedience of the rest of the Christian Faithful?

But then again, how else could the masses be controlled and manipulated?

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(1) Came upon those who were in the Upper Room at the time and, consequently, upon all Christians who are baptized thereafter.  Which brings up another question - if the Holy Spirit of God is "the sole property" of Christians, how come the Muslims have given such prominence to Mary - to the point of officially ascribing Her the Immaculate Conception status much earlier than Christians ever dreamt of doing so?  Would satan do that?  Think again!


Published on January 25, 2005

Do you ever wonder... Why, if the Roman Pontiff, the Pope, is chosen by the Holy Spirit during the Conclave - as it should - the Church "politicians" are so worried about who will the next Pope be? If the Holy Spirit of God is indeed allowed to guide the Church Administration through the Successor of Peter, then it should not matter which of the eligible men is chosen Pope. A true and effective servant of God is essentially devoid of "self" so that God can fully work through him. 

But then again...


Published on January 22, 2005

Do you ever wonder... If the First and Second Resurrections have not taken place yet [Revelations 20:4-6] , exactly who is in Heaven listening to your prayers besides God, Mary and the Nine Choirs of Angels.  Humanly speaking no Saints could be there yet...  or could they?

The truth is that: Yes, neither resurrection has taken place yet; NONETHELESS, there are many in Heaven besides God, Mary and the Nine Choirs of Angels. If you want to know how that is possible, ask!


          Published on January 19, 2005

Isn't it amazing that in spite of one of the Ten Commandments being "Thou shalt not kill" and after God having set forth a terrible condemnation for anyone who would dispense the judgment of death upon another human being, even for a murder [Genesis 4:10-15](1), yet, people who claim to be of God (many Jews, Christians and Muslims alike) dispense the Death Penalty without much ado?
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(1)  Genesis 4:10-15 And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;... a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth. And Cain said unto the Lord, My punishment is greater than I can bear... and it shall come to pass, that every one that findeth me shall slay me.  And the Lord said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

Published on January 18, 2005

We conveniently blame satan for everything wrong that we do because of our fallen nature and propensity to sin due to the original sin inherited from Adam and Eve.

Considering that before falling prey to satan's snare Adam and Eve had to be immaculate (free of original sin) how come they betrayed God?
[Gen 3:6]

Yes, satan tempted them but, in their "immaculateness", they still committed a most grievous sin - they wanted to be like God!
[Gen 3:4-5]

Think and pray about it....


FOOT NOTES___________________________

(1) The Foundation of the Faith IS God
(2) The Demise of the Faith - How It Has Manifested Itself - Its Consequences - Religious and Political
(3)
The Demise of the Faith - Its Greatest Contributor

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