Saturday, June 10, 2017

Coming To Mount Zion: How The Catholic Mass Brings Us Closer To Heaven

I would like to thank my friend and mentor, Walid Shoebat, for posting a thought provoking question, "How do we approach Mount Zion" as laid out in Hebrews 12:22.  To answer such question, it requires to do some thinking such as asking and answering the question:
How can the kingdom of God be within us (Luke 17:21) yet the kingdom of God is not of this world (John 18:36)?
Answering this dilemma will answer the question of how St. Paul, in his epistle to Hebrew Christians, understood and how Catholic interpreted Hebrews 12:22.

It is truly a dilemma to solve the riddle of understanding the dual nature of the Faith - being present in the flesh and the spirit of the Faith.  The kingdom of God, as Jesus told the Pharisees, were within us yet as Jesus told Pilate, the kingdom of God was not of this world.  The only way to understand this is to understand the paradox nature of the Faith.

Paradox is defined as "a statement that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet is perhaps true" (Merriam-Webster).  The contradiction between the flesh and spirit is readily apparent in the question above.  The kingdom of God is within us, or among us, yet it is not of this world.  The answer is becoming a Christian brings the person into the kingdom of God.  For an apostolic Christian (meaning a Catholic or Orthodox, depending on what sect ones belong to) who was born in the faith and baptized, the child immediately is part of the kingdom of God, and is taught in the way of faith as Proverb 22:6 instructs, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."

Yet, the kingdom of God is not of this world.  The ethics taught by the Church, often time, are in contradiction with the world.  It is a tricky balancing act for Christians to walk.  In one sense, it is like we have one foot set on terra firma while having the other foot suspended in mid-air, waiting to step in heaven.

With that in mind, St. Paul, addressing the Hebrew Christians told them they did not approach the physical Mount Sinai as the Israelites did in day of old, they:

[..] have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven, to God the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect, to Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.  Hebrews 12:22-24.
Any Hebrew Christians in the ancient time, to whom St. Paul addressed, would instantly recognize the implication he made.  This Mount Zion is presently in heaven, yet St. Paul told them they have come to it.  This raises the question, how?

Employing the dual nature of the Faith - fleshly and spiritual - and answering another dilemma raised by Jesus when He spoke to the Woman of the Well, "How do we worship at the heavenly Jerusalem?"

The woman said to Him, "Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet.  Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship."  Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father.  You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews.  But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."  John 4:19-24
In spirit and truth, we worship at the heavenly Jerusalem, yet it does not quite answer how do we come to Mount Zion unless we look directly at the Catholic Mass.  It is at the Catholic Mass where hymns, chants, readings of the Scriptures, and the homily are done.  Then comes the liturgy where the breaking and distribution of the Eucharist are done.  In spirit, we approach God and the whole of heaven, and in truth, we listen and affirmatively response to the priest or bishop, if he is present, when they perform the Divine Liturgy.  Not only does the building contains pews, it also includes paintings, statues, and the dreaded icons.

It is quite the literal application of Hebrews 12:22.
St. Patrick Catholic Parish, New Orelans, Lousiana

A Russia Orthodox Church
An Egyptian Coptic Church
An Anglican Catholic Parish where I attend Mass
In the four pictures above, members who comes in the building to worship immediately have the sense of being in the present of the heavenly Jerusalem, a city that is invisible yet here and among the believers.  A paradox!  The icons simply represents the companies of heaven, the citizens who have already arrived there, to angels who stand ever ready to minister before God and assist us, to saints who have been perfected, to God the Judge, and to Jesus the Mediator, yet we are still here on earth while the heavenly Jerusalem is far off.

The Eucharist is part of the central focus on worship of God in spirit and truth, exactly as the Lord told the woman at the well.  In the picture of the Anglican Catholic Parish, on the altar, there is a covering that hides the Chalice and the Dish that will hold the Wine and Bread, which when consecrated through the prayer of the word, becomes Blood and Body of Christ.  This is the practice that was handed down from the time of the apostles.

The One Verse That Changed My Walk With God

Before I embraced the Catholic Faith via the Anglican Catholic Church, I would not have understood the application of the Eucharist if it were not for the love and patience of my Catholic and Orthodox friends over at Shoebat.com, including my friend, Walid Shoebat.  Second, I also want to pay a small tribute to the Egypt Coptic Christians who were brutally murdered, and martyred, by the vicious gang of ISIS.  It was their testimony that spurred me to research the teachings of the Coptic Church and discovered how they were identical to the Catholic Church.  I am happy to announce in August, I will be confirmed as an Anglican Catholic, and I am at peace with this decision.

In Acts 2:42, "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers," (Emphasis mine), the underlined words was what convinced me the Catholic has it right.

The Eucharist is, literally and spiritually, the Body and Blood of Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  Quite literally, the word, Eucharist, is from Greek, eucharistos and eucharistia, each meaning "thankfulness, giving of thanks", and it also corresponds to Jude 12, "love feasts" where in the words of St. Paul epistle to the Corinthians, it is a feast where we "proclaim the Lord's death until He comes again" (1 Cor. 11:26).

To prove this was clearly taught from the early Church, I will turn to the Fathers of the Early Church such as Justin Martyr and St. Ignatius.

From Justin Martyr (a.d. 110-165) , in his First Apology, he declares:

And this food is called among us εὐχαριστία [the Eucharist], of which no one is allowed to partake but the man who believes that the things which we teach are true, and who has been washed with the washing that is for the remission of sins, and unto regeneration, and who is so living as Christ has enjoined.  For not as common bread and common drink do we receive these; but in like manner as Jesus Christ our Saviour, having been made flesh by the Word of God, had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so likewise have we been taught that the food which is blessed by the prayer of His word, and from which our blood and flesh by transmutation are nourished, is the flesh and blood of that Jesus who was made flesh.  For the apostles, in the memoirs composed by them, which are called Gospels, have thus delivered unto us what was enjoined upon them; that Jesus took bread, and when He had given thanks, said, "This do ye in remembrance of Me, this is My body;" and that, after the same manner, having taken the cup and given thanks, He said, "This is My blood;" and gave it to them alone.  Chapter LXVI, (Emphasis mine)
From St. Ignatius (a.d. 30-107), in his Epistle to the Smyrnaeans, said:
See that ye all follow the bishop, even as Jesus Christ does the Father, and the presbytery as ye would the apostles; and reverence the deacons, as being the institution of God.  Let no man do anything connected with the Church without the bishop.  Let that be deemed a proper Eucharist, which is [administered] either by the bishop, or by one to whom he has entrusted it.  Whereever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude [of the people] also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ, there is the Catholic Church.  Chapter VIII, (Emphasis mine)
It is clear from the two early sources that the Catholic Church, coined by St. Ignatius by the way, clearly believed the Eucharist was seen as literal Body and Blood of Christ.  Furthermore, St. Ignatius made it clear that the bishop has the authority, or authorize his underlings,  to consecrate the Eucharist.  This is also confirmed by a reading from St. Irenaeus (a.d. 120-202), in his address of refuting Gnostics who reject the Eucharist:
Then, again, how can they say that the flesh, which is nourished with the body of the Lord and with His blood, goes to corruption, and does not partake in life?  Let them, therefore, either alter their opinion, or cease from offering the things just mentioned.  But our opinion is in accordance with the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn establishes our opinions.  For we offer to Him His own, announcing consistently the fellowship and union of the flesh and Spirit.  For as the bread, which is produced from the earth, when it receives the invocation of God, is no longer common bread, but the Eucharist, consisting of two realities, earthly and heavenly; so also our bodies, when they receive the Eucharist, are no longer corruptible, having the hope of the resurrection to eternity.  Chapter XVIII, 5, Against Heresies: Book IV (Emphasis mine).
Once again, St. Ireneaus presents and validates the argument of the paradox of the Faith consisting two realities: earthly and heavenly.  Since the Mass brings the believers to Mount Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, while on earth, then it would make sense the Eucharist is the same.  In his address through his five volume in refuting heretics, mainly the Valentinians, it is clear that St. Ireneaus believed in the presence of Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.

It is why St. Paul wrote, again, to the Hebrew Christians, "We have an altar from which those who serve the tabernacle have no right to eat," (Hebrews 13:10), because as Justin Martyr said, only those who accept the teachings of the Church are permitted to consume the Eucharist.

Just as the old temple service under the old covenant employs the five sense of the body, the new temple service, too, employs the five sense of the body plus one.  Faith is the sixth sense that allows the five sense to "see", through a veil that is, the heavenly Jerusalem where the earthly temples are enjoined with the heaven, with angels, with firstborns enrolled in heaven (see 1 Peter 3:18-20), to God the Judge, to the saints (those who died for Christ), to Jesus the Mediator, and to the blood (the Eucharist).

The Great Problem

The great problem that lies with those who are outside the apostolic Church are the confusion surrounding the idea that the Eucharist, offered during Mass daily, is what St. Paul hinted at in the Hebrews epistle, including the Epistle to the Corinthians (see chapter 11).  To them, the communion is simply a memorial done as shown in the Upper Room in the Gospels, and nothing more.  To them, I simply ask the question, "If the communion is just a simple memorial, why does partaking in the communion and consuming them in an unjust manner brings death?"

St. Paul strongly warned, "Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord," (1 Corinthians 11:27, emphasis mine).  Bear in mind, though, St. Paul was not part of the apostles when Jesus instituted the Eucharist as the new Passover, yet, as St. Paul instructed the Corinthians, he received it directly from the Lord Himself, and established nothing new except to reaffirm what the apostles were already teaching as established in Acts 2:42.

The second problem is ignorance.  Detractors of the Catholic Church argues that the death of Christ satisfy the animal sacrifices, to which we simply affirm as truth, and objects to the Eucharist.  The response is this, "The drink and grain offering, as established by the Law of Moses, never was abolished, but instituted by Christ Himself."

In Numbers 15, God established the Drink and Grain Offering as Law to be offered alongside the blood of animals.  Get it?  The Drink and Grain Offering was, wait for it, a peace offering made to the Lord.  It is why Christ established the Drink and Grain Offering as a peace offering and to be done as puerperal offering and proclaiming the Lord's death.

St. Paul drives this point home to the Ephesians:
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.  And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near.  For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.  Ephesians 2:14-18, (emphasis mine).
The Eucharist grants us the grace and gift to come closer to God and He to us.  It is a great mystery that requires our sixth sense, faith, and to accept it by faith.

Finally, because Christ has torn down the veil that blocked access to the Holiest of Holy, the middle wall of separation, we have access.  That is why in the photographs of the different buildings, we have no veil except a sense that there was once something there, but now is open and accessible to those who believe and accept the realities of Faith.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Fatal Wound Of Revelation Revealed At Last!

Revelation 13 revealed the seven-headed beasts having one of its heads mortally wounded:
One of its  heads seemed to have received a death-blow, but its mortal wounds had been healed.  In amazement the whole earth followed the beast.  Revelation 13:3
Arguably, this is one of the most enigmatic puzzles that prophecy interpreters argued to unlock for centuries.  Today, a major Turkey publication confirms that it is the Ottoman Empire that received the mortal wound:
World War I, which was started to eliminate the Ottoman Empire, to strike the final fatal blow to the Ottomans, whet the appetite of the “great powers,” of imperialist countries.  (Source)
Even Turkey's president vowed to fight against those who have long deemed Turkey the "sick man of Europe," saying, "
Today there is a different Turkey. Now, let’s get together to build the Turkey of 2023 and 2035, in order to give a lesson to those who have regarded us as the sick man. (Source)
Readers who are familiar with some researches presented knows that 2023 is a target year in the mind of Erdogan of Turkey.  From a blog post written some months ago:

From Britannica.com:

Treaty of Lausanne, (1923), final treaty concluding World War I. It was signed by representatives of Turkey (successor to the Ottoman Empire) on one side and by Britain, France, Italy, Japan, Greece, Romania, and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (Yugoslavia) on the other. The treaty was signed at Lausanne, Switz., on July 24, 1923, after a seven-month conference.

The treaty recognized the boundaries of the modern state of Turkey. Turkey made no claim to its former Arab provinces and recognized British possession of Cyprus and Italian possession of the Dodecanese. The Allies dropped their demands of autonomy for Turkish Kurdistan and Turkish cession of territory to Armenia, abandoned claims to spheres of influence in Turkey, and imposed no controls over Turkey’s finances or armed forces. The Turkish straits between the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea were declared open to all shipping.
To confirm this again, from the mouth of Erdogan himself:

2023 will be a turning point. The 100th year will be a turning point where the ‘leap forward’ will be proved. We have to make our preparations with determination[...]
The transformation of Turkey

At this point, expect for Turkey to continue their backward transformation as they move away from democracy toward the former Ottoman caliphate.  As noted above, Turkey became a republic, losing all of its former territory as agreed by the Treaty of Lausanne.  With someone like Erdogan at the helm, Turkey will continue to play the democracy game as part of a long con and one day, Turkey as it is today will not be Turkey, but a revived Ottoman Empire.

This will change the balance of power in the Middle East.  Between America and Russia jockeying to maintain hegemony over control and influence over the Middle East, Turkey will become a lighthouse of hope for stability in the Middle East, somehow, they will acheive it, pleasing the America and Russia foreign policy planners.

In the end, it will make America and Russia the biggest losers, and for a brief time, Turkey will triumph before making a fatal gamble, removing the centerpiece of Christians worship - the Eucharist.

The abolishing of the Eucharist, the belief that Christ is truly present in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, as handed down from the 1st century of the Church, is what will trigger Christ's return.  As it stands today, Christians, generally, fall into two camps - the first camp believe that Christ will secretly come in the cloud and rapture the believers (read as evangelicals) and leave the other Christians to suffer the horrible fate of the Antichrist's reign.  The second camp believe that the Church will endure the final, great tribulation where the test of the Faith will be severe.

As Christ has predicted:
Then many will fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another.  And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.  And because of the increase of lawlessness, the love of many will grow cold.  But anyone who endures to the end will be saved.  And this good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and the end will come.  Matthew 24:10-14
The challenge for us Christians is to endure through it all.  We have many example set before us of how to truly be a Christian and stand fast to the faith as handed down and taught to us.  The most recent example is the beheading of 20 Coptic, whose lips uttered the name of Jesus before they gave up the ghost as their heads were cut off in the most barbaric and gruesome manner.  They are the ones of whom the Apocalypse said, "But they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not cling to life even in the face of death," (Revelation 12:11).



They are our example of true faith, true confession, and true salvation.  May those enthroned martyrs of the Faith pray for us to emulate them in Faith, Confession, Salvation, and Courage!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Shocker - Major Turkey Publication Fulfill Biblical Prediction That Turkey Will Invade Jerusalem And Will Help Bring Christ Back To Fight For The Church.

A major Turkey's news outlet has fulfilled the Biblical prediction the Antichrist would come with his army to invade Jerusalem, to destroy Christians and the remanants of the Jews, which will bring Christ back to Earth to destroy the Antichrist.  As we read in an opinion piece written by Kemal Ozturk:
JERUSALEM

It's early in the morning as we enter Jerusalem through the Zahra door, the door through which Salahuddin al-Ayyubi entered the city. I touch the walls as I walk by to feel the history that this ancient city has accumulated over thousands of years.

There is sorrow, heartache, longing, excitement and holiness.

There is no one in the streets of the old city. Solitude has taken over the streets.

There is desolateness in the streets that lead to Al-Aqsa.

The shops are just opening. Students are tired and unwillingly walking to school. Tired faces, thoughtful eyes and deep lines walk past me.

With the recent Israeli security policies going into effect, trade, religious life and visits to East Jerusalem have decreased.

You can feel this change in the streets.


How does it feel to come face-to-face with occupation soldiers?

I am on Salahuddin Street.

Looking at the masjids, marketplaces, street taps and fountains and pulpits you can see the importance the Ottomans attached to Jerusalem and the respect they had for Jerusalem. The crescent star engravings, sultan signatures, writing engraved on ceramic tiles, stained glasses and mosaics are all proof of this.

They all seemed sorrowful to me. Sorrowful and lonely.

I break off an olive leaf. I grab a handful of soil from the ground.

It smells of Jerusalem, it smells of history, it smells Muslim. [More]
 Perhaps it is the wording of certain phrase in the column, but immediately, Psalm 137 came to mind where the Jews, having been residing in Babylon during the Exile Period, composed a sorrowful lamentation over the loss of Jerusalem:

By the rivers of Babylon - there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion.  On the willows there we hung up our harps.  For there our captors asked us for songs, and our tormentors asked for mirth, saying, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"  How could we sing the LORD's song in a foreign land?  If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand wither!  Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy.  Psalms 137:1-6
The real estate of Jerusalem is the most fought over cities in the world, throughout history, blood have been spilled over the ownership of Jerusalem, from when David the King took Jerusalem as the capital through stealth, to the fall of Jerusalem into the hands of the Babylonian Empire, to the restoration of Jerusalem until Antichrist prototype, Emperor Antiochus Epiphanies came and installed a foreshadow of the abomination of desolation - where he placed the statue of Zeus in the temple of God, angering orthodox Jews and led by the rebel leader, Mattahias Maccabeus, they fought against Seleucid Dynasty.  Rome would later occupy Jerusalem when Christ the Lord was born and was crucified, first for the nation of Israel and then for the rest of the world, and it would be the Roman X Legion, made up of nationalities of eastern nations (today, they would be Islamic), that destroyed the temple and Jerusalem.

The Muslim and Christian crusaders would fight battles over Jerusalem as the ownership would change hands until it fell permanently into Ottoman hands before finally being liberated by pro-Catholic, Protestant British general, Allenby, to Israel capturing the eastern portion of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War, and today, Jerusalem is hand of the Israeli government.  For now.

History is our guide and history tells us that Jerusalem would be fought over once more.  The Antichrist will invade Jerusalem.

One of the least studied prophecies concerns an oracle from Zechariah predicts the fate of Jerusalem in the future:

See, a day is coming from the LORD, when the plunder taken from you will be divided in your midst.  For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses looted and the women raped; half the city shall go into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city.  Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations as when he fights on a day of battle.  Zechariah 14:1-3
Jewish historian, Josephus, extensively documented the fate of the Jerusalemites during the Jewish War of 67-70AD, the fate suffered by the residents there were horrible.  Gangs of looters roamed the city, searching for food, and one report of a mother slewing her infant as she nursed and cooked the infant, attracting the attention of looters, but horrified by what they saw, the mother was eating the cooked infant and offered the baby to be consumed.  There were story of temple virgins throwing themselves into the fire to avoid being raped by the Roman's soldiers.

During that horrible time, the Christians were nowhere to be found as they fled from Jerusalem, having remembered Christ's warning:
When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. Then those in Judea must flee to the mountains, and those inside the city must leave it, and those out in the country must not enter it; for these are days of vengeance, as a fulfillment of all that is written. Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress on the earth and wrath against this people; they will fall by the edge of the sword and be taken away as captives among all nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.  Luke 21:20-24
In the future, we will see this prophecy repeated once more when the revived Ottoman Empire arrive to occupy Jerusalem.  We know there are a number of Catholic and Orthodox Christians who resides in Jerusalem.

We also know that the nations who surrounds Israel are Islamic and when they are given the order, they will assemble against Jerusalem where God will bring "strangers against you [the Antichrist], the most terrible of nations; they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom and defile your splendor," (Ezekiel 28:7).  Terrible as in mighty in battle which describes a few nations.

Daniel, too, predicted the Antichrist would establish a residence in Israel, "but reports from the east and the north shall alarm him, and he shall go out with great fury to bring ruin and complete destruction to many.  He shall pitch his palatial tents between the sea and the beautiful holy mountain.  Yet he shall come to his end, with no one to help him," (Daniel 11:44-45).

The fall of the Antichrist will confuse many as Christ arrives in a timely fashion to destroy the Antichrist and his armies.  St. Peter predicted the Day of the Lord would be a time of great victory:

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and everything that is done on it will be disclosed.  Since all these are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set ablaze and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire?  2 Peter 3:10-12
A great many Christians, mainly those of the evangelical camp who are heavily pro-Israel, are too consumed with the earthly Jerusalem, forgetting the Scripture spoke of two Jerusalems - the earthly Jerusalem that will fall, and the heavenly Jerusalem that will never be destroyed or defiled:

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.  Hebrews 12:22-24
It is through the Mass of the Catholic and Orthodox churches that we approach the Mount Zion, where angels are gathered together with us in "festal gathering", a clear reference to the Eucharistic worship where Catholic and Orthodox Christians believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  Even in the Anglican's Book of Common Prayer, we say, "Therefore with Angels and Archangels, and with all the company of heaven, we laud and magnify thy glorious Name; evermore praising thee, and saying, 'HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, Lord God of hosts, heaven and earth are full of thy glory: Glory be to thee, O Lord Most High.  Amen,'" (page 77).

A Beautiful Representation of Approaching Mount Zion.  Photo credit: Orthodox Arts Journal.
The Mass offers every believers the experience of sensing a glimpse of heaven through the five senses, even though we cannot truly see angels, the assembly of the firstborns, the souls of righteous saints, and of God and Christ, but by faith, we believe they are there with us during Mass.  Together, the assembly of firstborns, the angels, and the souls of righteous saints, with us on earth, glorify God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, world without end, amen.

It is the rejection of the veneration of saints, of veneration of icons, rejecting the life-giving and grace-giving gift of the Sacrament of the Eucharist, along with continual confessions of our sins to priests who listen and absolve our sins as if they were Christ Himself, that places one soul in peril.  Those who reject those gifts are more than likely to unwittingly join force with the Antichrist and would help drive Catholics and Orthodox residing in Jerusalem and aboard to the grave.  Christ will come and fight for them as well as for the remnant of the Jews who will be instantly converted to Christ at His coming.

The choice is always before us - choose life and to choose wisely.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Never Seen Before Prophecy Proves Turkey and Saudi Arabia Will Be Judged

St. Paul, writing to his protege, Timothy, said, "All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work," (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  So how can the King James Version only crowd claim that the 1792 version is inerrant, infallible, and beyond reproach when they have reduced the Bible to 66 books?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

STUNNING - Turkey Threatens "Holy War" Upon Europe

English-language Hurriyet Daily News reported that Turkey's Foreign Minister has publicly threatened a "religious war" in Europe, and President Recep Erdogan has liken the religion symbol bans previously ruled by the EU Court as a struggle between the "cross and crescent".