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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 - May - July 2007


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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.


Published on July 24th, 2007

Do you ever wonder... what is the difference between "store bought faith" (Intellectual Faith) and real faith - a gift that only God can give and no man can take away?  Review the letter posted in Public Forum II dated July 24th - you will find the answer there.

Note: We sincerely thank the writer of the above referenced letter which appears in Public Forum II for her permission to publish it - a letter which is a living beacon to those who wish to understand what real Faith is all about.


Published on July 20th, 2007

Do you ever wonder... why dog fighting and cock fighting are illegal, yet human fighting - boxing and wrestling - are perfectly legal and quite profitable, even though they can be quite harmful to humans?

Because man, without God, is inherently stupid.  See the below posting for additional illumination on this matter and how natural selection will take care of this recurring problem.


Published on July 18th, 2007


We have shown that both Galileo and the Roman Church were both right.  We have also shown that the theory of Evolution cannot exist without the Theory of Creation - and vice versa.

Now we will show that the Survival of the Fittest (or Natural Selection) (1) will be confirmed, and totally fulfilled, at the End of These Times.

Only the Elect will not be deceived at the End of These Times; and, as we well know, the "Elect" are the "Blessed" Jesus spoke of when He said:

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land. 5 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God. 10 Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. [Matthew 5]

What makes man, any man, "the fittest" is when he has the holy Spirit of God in his heart, which makes him "blessed". Everyone else will be razed, no matter how "fit" they may be using world fitness measuring devices - including which religion they may profess, if any!

This is what we call Supernatural Selection as opposed to Darwin's Natural Selection.

"Let the clowns march in.... and we shall show them the way out!"

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(1)  Survival of the fittest is a phrase which is a shorthand for a concept relating to competition for survival or predominance. Originally applied by Herbert Spencer in his Principles of Biology of 1864, Spencer drew parallels to his ideas of economics with Charles Darwin's theories of evolution by what Darwin termed natural selection.

The phrase is a metaphor, not a scientific description; and it is not generally used by biologists, who almost exclusively prefer to use the phrase "natural selection".


Published on July 16th, 2007 [ Our Lady of Mt. Carmel]

One good reason not to "...command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them" is because "them" may be the only ones who will help you.

A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who also stripped him, and having wounded him went away, leaving him half dead. 

31 And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the same way: and seeing him, passed by. 32 In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw him, passed by. 33 But a certain Samaritan being on his journey, came near him; and seeing him, was moved with compassion. 34 And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine: and setting him upon his own beast, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two pence, and gave to the host, and said: Take care of him; and whatsoever thou shalt spend over and above, I, at my return, will repay thee. [Luke 10]

As the saying goes: "We wish 'Good luck!'" on those who are trusting their salvation to the priests and Levites of the kind who "command fire to come down from heaven to consume those who do not think like them."

Should they be counting on "blind" Divine Mercy to "patch up" their convenient oversights, we recommend a careful review of Divine Mercy In Action.  All have been amply warned, thus there shall be no recourse except for the innocent victims of the system.


Published on July 13th, 2007 [ Mary, Mystical Rose (Rosa Mystica)]

Do you ever wonder... the real and full meaning of these Words spoken by Jesus Himself:

For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness, shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers, shall be preached on the housetops. ? [Luke 12:3]

You will never wonder again after you read Jesus Himself Accuses the Church Administration in no uncertain terms.

Published on July 7th, 2007


Do you ever wonder... how it will look if we prove - using their own official documents, ancient and current - that Jesus unequivocally condemned most of the actions of the Catholic Church Administration since the 4th century forward?

This will certainly be the test of whether you believe in God or believe in an institution twisted to suit man's agendas and not the Divine Agenda it was set up to fulfill. Keep in mind - we are not talking about the Faith, which we uphold; we are talking about the Administration which we denounce, yes denounce, in the Name of God.



Published on July 4th, 2007

Do you ever think that.... miguel de Portugal is pessimistic?  Would you have thought the same if he had been publishing similar warnings and exhortations about the world political scene and the Roman Catholic Church up to September 1st, 1939, for example, or you would have had to wait until August 6th, 1945, to see that he was not?


Published on June 28th, 2007

Do you ever wonder why.... when, faced with a problem and you are in peace with the knowledge that all is in His Control and that all will turn out exactly as He means for it to, yet, at the end, the scenery may look like it was hit by an unrelenting tornado and all before your eyes is rubble?

Because we must remember the "two Wills" of God - the Active Will and the Passive Will.

In the Active Will case, the individual ably discerned the Will of God and carried on in accordance to it.  In the case the results will be perfect and the effort and suffering will have been minimized throughout.

In the Passive Will case, God has realized that only by raising "the Volume" the individual will learn what he/she must before "The End".

Therefore, "The End" will be indeed what God intended it to be - Heaven or Hell, but, if it is Heaven, I much rather stroll  as much of the way as possible refreshed with a glass of iced tea in my hand and rejoicing over the successes achieved for the Glory of God in the journey, and not be dragged into Heaven looking like "a bloody pulp" with little to show other than much suffering.


Published on June 24th, 2007 [Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist]

Do you ever wonder.... why organized religion - from the one practiced by the Maya, the Egyptians, the Roman Catholics, the Jews, etc. - has such a tight and controlling grip on their followers (believers)?  Because institutional codependency functions just that a one-to-one codependency, except it is far more destructive.

Codependency is only good when "the other one" is God - just like John Bosco preached and lived for over forty years under the nose of the Vatican, yet, without Rome ever catching on....


Published on June 20th, 2007 
Do you ever wonder.... why the terrorists in Iraq seem to have an endless source of financing?  Wonder no more! ... and they do not even send a Thank You! Note for it.....


Published on June 13th, 2007

Do you ever wonder.... why we place so much trust in historical "facts" when, anyone who has any sense and intellectual sensitivity, can ascertain that even the news that we see and read every day do not depict the events the way they really are? For example, review:

The Notes and original text  of our document titled No To Anarchism
The acknowledged deceit by many world leaders in our document Proven Conspiracies
How even NASA was duped by a daily of a country with a population of eleven million people.
How blatantly did the Vatican lie regarding the "revelation" of the third part of the Secret of Fatima.
How people fell for the drama of the Missile "Crisis" when the Soviets had a Nuclear Device in their Embassy in Washington, D.C.


Published on June 9th, 2007

Do you ever wonder.... what if your name is not in the Book of Life? You should not worry about it. That is God's business and as St. Teresa de Jesus (de Avila) said in her poem "Vuestra Soy" ("I am Yours"), and for which miguel de Portugal vouches:

Dadme infierno o dadme cielo,  (Give me hell or give me Heaven)

Vida dulce, sol sin velo,           (Sweet life, Sun without veil)

Pues del todo me rendí.           (I have surrendered myself totally)

¿Qué mandáis hacer de mí?     (What is you want to do with me?)


at the end we read

Vuestra soy, para Vos nací,      (I am Yours, for You I was born)
¿Qué mandáis hacer de mí?     (What is you want to do with me?)


Keep your eyes focused in abandoning yourself to the Will of God, and worry not about anything else!


Published on June 3rd, 2007

Do you ever wonder.... why, man makes such an issue of learning about history and archeology as well as paleontology when none of what is learned is used to avert the repetition of the past, over and over again? Because man talks about God but does not engage Him in his activities.

As Jesus said through Mark 10:
27  With men it is impossible; but not with God: for all things are possible with God. If man had made God part of his life - not part of his talk - we would have learned form our mistakes and would have advanced without what is to come.


Published on May 31st, 2007

Do you ever wonder.... why, some laws and traditions which were quite applicable in the Old Testament became null and void in the New Testament?

Jesus Himself responded to that question when speaking of divorce:
He saith to them: Because Moses, by reason of the hardness of your heart, permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. [Matthew 19:8]


Published on May 28th, 2007

Do you ever wonder.... why, in general, our prayers are offered in the first person plural form (we, our, us)?  The answer lies in our document explaining man's role in the Salvation of Mankind.  However, there is no harm, from time to time personalizing a prayer for greater personal impact (how that works, we know, thus our statement, but is not for us to discuss here and now).  For example, the Our Father certainly feels different when prayed thus:

Dear Father Who art in Heaven
hallowed be Thy Name
may Thy kingdom come
may Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven

Give me this day my daily bread
forgive my sins as I forgive those who trespass against me
and do not let me fall prey to temptation and deliver me from the evil one

AMEN  


Published on May 24th, 2007


Do you ever wonder.... the real and only meaning that the "fear of God" has?  Wonder no more! In addition, you may understand what is meant by "Working behind the scenes."


Published on May 21st, 2007

Do you ever wonder.... what is required to discern the Will of God on an ongoing basis?  Wonder no more!


Published on May 16th, 2007

Do you ever wonder.... what brought upon the terrible plagues of the Dark and Middle Ages which decimated the Christian population of Europe (i.e. the Black Death of 1348-1350  which killed about 1/3 of Europe) while in many cases inflicting little direct [but plenty of indirect (*)] damage to the Jewish communities?

Another misunderstanding of the teachings of Jesus, specifically when responded to the scribes and Pharisee's question: 
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the ancients? For they wash not their hands when they eat bread. [Matthew 15:2]

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(*) http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/jewish/1348-jewsblackdeath.html


Published on May 11th, 2007

Do you ever wonder.... what Jesus meant when He said to the women, who bewailed and lamented him as He carried His cross to calvary: For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry? [Luke 23:31]

He meant that if the Word of God walking amongst men (green wood) was rejected in such manner, what was going to happen when He would not be walking amongst us, that is when it "were in the dry" (dry wood)?

We can look back in history and see what happened in the world as "it dried" and is now practically rejected - which is why He then said, referring to the End of These Times:
28... Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me; but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 29 For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that have not borne, and the paps that have not given suck. 30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us; and to the hills: Cover us. [Luke 23:28-30]

This is why 
St. Paul underscored it.


Published on May 8th, 2007

Do you ever wonder why... if the Successor of Peter is chosen by the Holy Spirit of God, acting through the Cardinals in the Conclave, there is never 100 % agreement amongst the Cardinals?

Being that there is never such level of agreement, we must assume that some of the Cardinals are deaf to the prompting of the Holy Spirit of God; in which case, how can anyone trust a Church Administrator of that level, when not even the Holy Spirit of God can get through to them with the right information? What if the one elected voted for someone else than himself?

No, this is not anti Catholicism; this is to point out the absolutely ridiculous man-made traditions which the Faithful has become a slave to. This brings to mind what Jesus told the Church Administrators of His time which we can all read in Matthew 23 and Luke 11

Perhaps the way it should have been done is: Bishops elected by his future flock, then, Bishops elect the Successor of Peter. Of course, this is just a moot point.  It is too late now.



Published on May 6th, 2007

Do you ever wonder... why Jesus, who must have been as perfect a boy and son as anyone could possibly imagine, stayed at the Temple of Jerusalem [Luke 2: 41-50] chatting with the doctors of the Law - apparently defying Mary and Joseph's authority?

The answer may be found when one reads Luke 2: 41-42:
And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch,  and when he was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast, and having fulfilled the days, when they returned.... and one remembers that the copyists of the Sacred Scriptures, under order of their masters, tried every possible angle to remove Jesus identity as a Jew.

Most likely they took advantage of that visit to Jerusalem to mark Jesus' Bar Mitzvah.

Bar Mitzvah

According to Jewish law, when Jewish children reach the age of maturity (12 years for girls, 13 years for boys) they become responsible for their actions. At this point a boy is said to become Bar Mitzvah (Hebrew: "one to whom the commandments apply," or literally, son of the commandment); a girl is said to become Bat Mitzvah ("one  to whom the commandments apply," or literally, daughter of the commandment)

Before this age, all the child's responsibility to follow Jewish law and tradition lies with the parents. After this age, the children are privileged to participate in all areas of Jewish community life and bear their own responsibility for Jewish ritual law, tradition, and ethics.

We understand that the Scripture states that Jesus was 12 years old and according to what we read above He should have been 13, but let us not split hairs - after all, Jesus was born on 4 B.C. What gives away the possible cover up of Jesus' Jewish identity by the copyists is that
"...he said to them: How is it that you sought me? did you not know, that I must be about my father's business?" [Luke 2: 42]

That is the most logical explanation for his apparent strange behavior at disobeying Mary and Joseph: Once Jesus
" became responsible for His actions" - "one to whom the commandments apply," or literally, son of the commandment. Also Before this age, all the child's responsibility to follow Jewish law and tradition lies with the parents. After this age, the children are privileged to participate in all areas of Jewish community life and bear their own responsibility for Jewish ritual law, tradition, and ethics.


Published on May 4th, 2007

Do you ever wonder... why, of the major religions of the world, Christianity seems to be the most persecuted religion since the French Revolution (1789-1799) ?

Quite simple.... As we approach the End of These Times (not of the world) satan is fully aware that his activities in the world will be severely curtailed.  He also knows that Christianity, most specially the Catholic Faith, contains the key elements to minimize humanity's suffering as it navigates through these times and, since his objective is to make The Elect suffer as much as possible (for he cannot cause a soul to be lost), he has to attack in all fronts and with full force.

Of course, he can certainly count with the Vatican in his effort to make Christianity dismissed and/or hated by more and more of humanity - after all, they know each other's face, don't they?



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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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