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There is no getting around it. When you reject the Church He founded upon Peter, you reject Him. When you reject the authority He bestowed upon His chosen Apostles, you reject Him. When you reject His teaching, or His teachers, you reject Him. When you reject His Sacraments, and His Sanctifying Grace, you reject Him. You will either gather with Him, or you will scatter.
Don't count on this "Invincible Ignorance" business to save you; it's pretty hard to remain Invincible in your ignorance, with all the new research tools available to everyone today. All Invincible Ignorance is based on is the possibility - and it is a mere possibility - that if you don't know, through no fault of your own, that the Catholic Church is the original, one and only Christian Church founded by Jesus Christ, and you remain outside of it, then you may, possibly, not be damned to hell for all eternity.
It would be a very, very bad bet, comparable to Pascal's Wager.
Saint John Paul the Great once opined that, regarding actual Catholics who now suffered "Invincible Ignorance" of their own faith may still be saved, but that the Bishops and Priests responsible for that Invincible Ignorance among the flock would surely go to Hell.
Note that all who are Baptized, in the proper form, using water, and in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, are either full Catholics, in the Church, or "imperfect" Catholics, outside of it. For there is only one Church into which one may be baptized according to Christ's instructions, and that is the one and only Christian Church He founded. All the Protestant denominations who baptize in this formula are making imperfect Catholics, whether they recognize it or not. They are "imperfect" Catholics because they are incorrectly instructed in the faith, being spiritually formed under the ongoing and continuously dividing heresy of Protestantism.
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Date: Fri Mar 13 10:21:40 2015
Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Sorry Vic but you have taken this scripture and Jesus’s conversation out of context. Jesus asked Peter (Petra in the Greek) who Peter (Petros) said Jesus was and he responded; “Thou are the Christ the Son of the living God”. Jesus then said Peter (Petros) was blessed because no man or flesh could have told him that. Only God in heaven could reveal that Jesus was the Christ. Jesus then says it’s on this rock, (Petra) that Jesus will build His Church. The rock, (Petra) is referring to is that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. Peter is a little rock. The revelation of Jesus as Messiah is the big rock, (Petra) Jesus is not saying he is building His Church on Peter ( a little rock who is a flesh and blood man) Jesus said He is building His Church on a big rock, the revelation of Jesus as Messiah and son of the living God.
Mat 16:15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter (Petros) answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock (Petra) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Peter = Petros "a rock or a stone"
Rock = Petra = a rock, a large stone
Isaiah 43 is a good chapter to read on this subject; and verses10 and 11 should specifically be eye opening.
Isaiah 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. 11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.
The following scriptures from the NASB
John 8:23-24 And He was saying to them, “You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. 24 “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.
John 8:28 So Jesus said, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am He, and I do nothing on My own initiative, but I speak these things as the Father taught Me.
Vic, I don’t attend Church. I am the Church. By the statement you made, you are saying I stand condemned and am not saved because I am not a Catholic. The bible doesn’t justify that thought. Jesus said, unless a man is born again he will not enter the kingdom of God. Nowhere in the bible does it say a man must be a Catholic to enter the kingdom. I am a retired prison Chaplain and still teach the bible and counsel there. I’ve hundreds commit their lives to Christ and go out from prison to lead Christ centered productive lives. They are not living out their spiritual lives because they are Catholic but because they are Christians, they are born again, and they are filled with the Holy Spirit.
Act 2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Ephesians 1:7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace
2 Corinthians 5:18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.
Galatians 2:16 nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.
I enjoy your column, especially the ones about Islam and these end times, but on this one subject I have to disagree with you. I am a born again Christian because I believe as Peter did. Jesus is the Messiah, the Christ and son of God. God revealed this to me just as God revealed it to Peter. Jesus said, you will know them by their fruit. I believe the fruit born of the Holy Spirit in me is sufficient evidence I am a son of God. The bible does not teach that being Catholic is a qualifier of salvation.. True salvation consists of acknowledging Jesus to be the Christ and Son of the living God. Repentance of sins and receiving Jesus as one’s Lord and Savior, and receiving the indwelling of the Holy Spirit plus being born again is true salvation. There is no other salvation apart from this.
May the Lord bless you and keep you.
In His service,
Chaplain Dale Crowe
Date: Fri Mar 13 2015
From: Vic Biorseth
I'm no Greek scholar, but I know that Petra is the masculine form when the word is used as a human name, and Petra translates to Peter, a male name. Our Lord was using a play on words, building His Church on the rock He renamed Peter.
If you really believe you are saved by faith alone you haven't read James. (Hint: we are saved by neither faith alone nor by works alone, but by unmerited grace.) If you really believe there is but one way to be saved, you haven't read the whole Bible. Try the Eucharist page. He said unless you eat His flesh and drink His blood you do not have life in you. There is only one valid Eucharist and it is found in the one and only Church He founded. Try the Are You Saved? page.
I've already answered Luther's dogmas of Sola Scriptura and Sola Fide. Anyone who subscribes to those heretical doctrines is Protestant, whatever he may call himself, because those are the two most identifying dogmas of the Protestant Reformation. Even the non-denominational denominations are Protestant denominations if they hold to Luther's (or Calvin's, etc.,) invented doctrines.
If you reject His Apostles you reject Him. He said so. (Luke 10:16)
I'm sure you are comfortable in your one man church, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Thank you for the blessing, and may it return to you ten fold.
Date: Fri Mar 13 13:15:46 2015
From: F. Stolz
Location: Pflugerville, TX USA
I normally agree with your postings, but suggesting all but a few will or might be condemned to Hell for eternity sounds more like a Baptist preacher. That is,frequently stating to all that if they do not become Baptists and follow their specific doctrine, then all others will be sent to reside in Hell.
I do not believe that God intended the vast majority of mankind top reside in Hell while a very specified few will somehow reach the gates of heaven, since even the best of us are sinner except perhaps in the views of some--innocent children.
Whether coming from the Protestant or Catholic side of Christianity, to condemn the vast majority of Christians as well as non Christians to Hell is not my concept of the teachings of Jesus or the intent of God.
Many choose the secular route because so many are telling them they are born as sinners, and so any attempt to follow the words of God in the Ten Commandments to the letter so to speak, is a near impossible feat for even the best of people.
Furthermore, to martyr oneself is suicide, and so it is also wrong, and so one should not attempt to emulate or seek the fate of Jesus and most of the Apostles.
So in the minds of many they are born as sinners, and that cannot be overcome that as they cannot adhere to all of the Commandments and no matter how hard they try. Furthermore, they cannot lead the life of Jesus who a part of the Trinity, since we humans are incapable of being God Like. And so at best we can confess our sins and pray like heck, and also attempt to follow most of the church doctrine as best we can. Additionally, we can also pray that God will allow us to become a part of a very select group entering heaven, even though we have committed yet more sins during our lifetimes.
I think it is much better to have many Protestants and Catholics following their church doctrines and teachings as best they can, than to scare most that an eternity in Hell awaits them. And all the while ignoring the evils brought about at times by church leaders, including Popes and the heads of the various Protestant denominations. If you want people to follow religious scriptures then you have to provide hope for all, and not make it appear to be assort of fraternity or sorority for the very select few. That to me is one of the reasons so many have chosen secularism over the Christian or other religions, and it shows in the declining numbers of the faithful verses the rising numbers of secularists.
Date: Fri Mar 13 2015
From: Vic Biorseth
I'm sorry, but He said that we should enter heaven by the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to hell, and those who enter by it are many. (Matt. 7:13) That's the way it is. It doesn't matter what any of us "believe" God intended; He gave us His revelation and His rules. He is God; we are not.
I am not saying that everyone outside the Catholic Church is automatically doomed to hell. It has been stated in many places in this site that, for instance, if a man who knows nothing of Jesus or of His Church proactively seeks after God by whatever light he has been given, he may be saved. But, again, the key word here is may. I'm glad I'm not in that position, but being a devout Catholic does not guarantee me entry into heaven, either. There is one and only one judge of salvation.
I am working out my own salvation in fear and trembling, as St. Paul recommended in Phil. 2:12, recognizing that even he, St. Paul, worried that he himself might lose the race. There are no guarantees of salvation or damnation for anyone.
Your "born sinners" paragraph has the ring of Calvinistic predestination in it; another invention of the Reformation. It takes human liberty and human choice out of it. Many Calvinists spend huge amounts of time in deep meditation, trying to discern whether they are among the elect or the damned. That's nonsense. We were made to love God, and we cannot love God unless we are free and at liberty to make a decision to love God.
It's a choice. If it's not freely made, it is not love. There can be no love in the absence of free choice.
As for choosing the secular route, well, that's certainly not the route to heaven.
While we Americans, in our wild diversity, may disagree on the path to heaven, what we share (I sincerely hope) is a mostly common morality, following those Commandments of God that deal with man's relationship with his fellow man, or, our morality.
That moral code is what we should be basing our worldly politics on. Any political ideology that is morally corrupt will lead to national or international corruption.
Judao-Chrisitan morality is what American Catholics, Protestants and Jews can and should agree on, and stand for, and fight for. We can disagree on the rules of salvation, at the risk of our souls. If we disagree on morality, it is only at the risk of the nation.
Date: Mon Mar 16 2015
From: Vic Biorseth
Chaplain Dale Crowe:
A friend who read your comment pointed out something I had overlooked. Your references to being "born again" can only be referring to John 3, and the Baptismal Discourse between our Lord and Nicodemus. Verse 5 speaks of being born anew of water and spirit, which is to say, Baptism into the one and only Church He founded. There is no other Scriptural reference to being born anew.
Protestants always, always omit the word "water" when they misquote that verse. But it is still there. And it's still Baptism.
He gave us His full Revelation. There is one and only one Gospel. There is one and only one interpretation, not many. We can accept it, or we can reject it, but we cannot change it. Only His Church possesses the fulness of Truth about it.
Date: Wed Mar 18 09:45:01 2015
From: Dale Crowe
Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Vic, perhaps you misunderstood my remark about not attending Church. The context was in making a point that some confusion exists that simply attending a Christian in a building makes you a Christian. Being in a particular denomination is not a requirement of salvation. If fact, Jesus never mentioned the Catholic Church because it did not exist while He was on earth. I recognize what you are saying about Petra and Petros but that is not correct in your assumption that Jesus was talking about building His church on a Man. Jesus built and is continuing to build His Church on the belief that He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
You are also partly correct that I was referring to John 3:3, "Unless a man is born again, he will not enter the kingdom of God." You added this: "Baptism into the one and only Church He founded. There is no other Scriptural reference to being born anew." I've read all the translations of God's Holy Word and none of them say that. Verse 5 simply does not refer to a Church at all. It seems you're equating "water and blood" as being the Catholic Church. Although you again make the assumption that non-Catholics "always leave out the water"; I've found absolutely no evidence of that in my years of ministry. Even my inmates know of both the water and the blood. The water is referring to the baptism of repentance John the Baptist spoke of and Paul talked of in Acts 18 & 19. I not only teach that point, I participated in the water, or baptism of repentance at the time of my salvation; and still continue to do so as the Holy Spirit continues His sanctifying work in me.
At the least you are assuming Jesus is speaking of the Catholic Church and again, the Catholic Church was not formed until well after Jesus's ascension into Heaven. At the worst however, it could be said that you are adding to scripture by stating that Jesus was talking about the Catholic Church when he told Nicodemus that he must by baptized of water and blood. as for these many additional qualifications for salvation, Paul wrote to the Ephesians in chapter 2:8-9; "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast."
And James said this in chapter 2, verse26: "For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also." Works will always follow faith but works will never lead to faith. Jesus is the Author of our faith, (Hebrews 12:2). He alone begins our faith. You mentioned Calvin, Luther, etc. as if I am following them and their doctrine. You are assuming that point without foundation. I don't follow man's doctrine but I do follow and adhere to the doctrines of Jesus Christ alone. I can always agree to disagree with anyone as long as the disagreement can be judged by scripture. If one continues to press on with his/her dogma in spite of what the word of God says, I disengage and move on.
Even though I am not a member of the Catholic Church, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt I am a saved child of God. Why? "Jesus said you will know them by their fruits”. I am producing fruit in keeping with repentance, fruit in keeping with obedience to Christ and fruit in keeping with living in the service of Christ. As Paul says in Romans 8, Those who are led by the Holy Spirit are sons of God. And finally, in Romans 8:16; the Holy Spirit is in continual testimony with my spirit revealing beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am a born again follower and disciple of the living Christ. You may condemn and judge all Christians to be unsaved who are not members of the Catholic Church; but scriptures prove that belief to be totally wrong. Finally Vic, in another viewers letter, you quoted Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat. In proper context of the scripture, Jesus is not referring to the Catholic Church at all. (The Catholic Church was not in existence at the time). He is simply saying many will offer many paths to follow that are much easier. No repentance, no acceptance of Jesus as being the only way, (John 14:6, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, etc. I could go on but you know well of the wolves I speak of because you speak of them yourself. There is a narrow road Jesus took, a much more committed and disciplined path. It requires sacrifice, dying to self and living for Christ. It requires repentance of sins. It requires accepting Jesus as not just a Savior but Lord of our lives. You can believe what you want about my salvation Vic. If scriptures won't change your mind and if the fruit I bear makes no difference, then I can't change your mind because I'm only human. I have only one comment left, If the Holy Spirit convinces all Christians such as my self to accept the Christ, the cross, the discipline, and the obedience of the Christian life; why isn't His holy Word and His Holy spirit able to convince you that the narrow way is not talking about the Catholic Church but the path Christ Himself took? As Galatians 2:20 says; "For I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me."
When Paul pleaded his case before king Agrippa in the book of Acts, he said Jesus commissioned him to: "open their eyes, that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive remission of sins and an inheritance among them that are sanctified by faith in me."
I and untold millions of others like me are doing the exact same thing because Christ commissioned us to do the same as Paul. He didn't commission us to join the Catholic church, so is Jesus Himself wrong? Is the Holy Spirit wrong for convicting us of our sins? Was Jesus wrong for authoring our faith? Was God wrong to draw us to Christ? Was the Holy Spirit wrong for equipping me with gifts for prison ministry. Were I to believe what you are saying Vic, then I guess I may as well give up working with inmates, counseling free worlders, and teaching, and preaching the word of God. Even though I retired from prison in 2007 because of a crippling head on collision, I felt like the Holy Spirit wanted me to continue on ministering to the lost. As a result many have come to know Christ as their Lord and Savior. They are also being healed of their wrong attitudes and new character is being developed as they are being sanctified. By your premise that salvation only comes through the Catholic Church, (even though the bible doesn't teach that belief) then I should disregard the scriptures that tell me salvation is a gift from God, that Christ is the Author and Finisher of my faith, that His shed blood paid the debt for my sins I could never pay, that His resurrection is proof that I too have defeated death by Christ's victory over death. Perhaps I should just trust that I am not saved because I am not a member of the Roman Catholic Church. I should just give up all the ministries I am involved in and stay home and enjoy my retirement. On second thought; I think I will just trust the Holy Spirit who lives in me. I believe I will still continue to trust Jesus alone as my Lord and Savior and continue in the Ministry He has equipped me and gifted me to do. Sorry again Vic. I just can't and won't aver agree with your assertion that I am not saved because I am not a Catholic. Try as I might, I just can't find that anywhere in the bible. Even though I consider this matter closed, I will continue to read your articles. I think you are spot on about Satan’s religion, Islam.
May the Lord Jesus continue to bless you and your household and watch over you.
I also pray these prayers for you Vic and for your ministry. Ephesians 1:15-23; Ephesians 3:14-19.
Grace and peace,
Chaplain Dale Crowe
Date: Wed Mar 18 2015
From: Vic Biorseth
 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. --Matt 16:18
The sentence is an incomplete thought and the verse makes no sense if you separate the words Peter and rock from each other. It is clear the Church was founded upon Peter. And note that the word Church is singular, not plural. One Church. Only one.
It makes no difference when the word Catholic was first used. Our Lord founded one and only one Church, not many. The actual historical evidence that the Catholic Church is the one founded by Jesus Christ is overwhelming in quantity and irrefutable in quality.
The Baptismal Discourse between Jesus and Nicodemus in John 3 explains how one dies to this world, as did the Crucified Christ, and is born anew to the Kingdom, as was the risen Christ: we begin the journey through Baptism. Into the one and only existing Church Christ founded. The only other references I find to being born anew are in 1 Peter 3, verses 3 and 23, which speak of this rebirth giving hope while living in this world, if we remain true to the teaching.
There is no Scriptural reference to the Protestant interpretation of being "born again" by any means other than Baptism. It simply isn't there. It's an invention of man.
If you follow Luther's dogma of Sola Scriptura, and you do, and / or if you follow Luther's dogma of Sola Fide, and you do, then you adhere to Protestantism, not original Christianity. Post-Reformation Protestantism. Sole authority of Scripture is not in Scripture, and neither is salvation by faith alone. James 2:24 says explicitly that man is not saved by faith alone, yet you believe and follow these invented doctrines of man.
By what authority do you follow these non-Scriptural doctrines? Yours?
My reference to Matt 7:13 in response to FS simply meant to show that many will go to hell. Jesus said so. He made no bones about it.
And, again, I never said you, or anyone, was not "saved". There is only one judge of salvation, and I am not Him, and neither are you. What I said was that, once you know that the Catholic Church is the one founded by Jesus Christ Himself, you must enter it, or if you are in it, you must not leave it, lest you face eternal damnation. That's just the way it is. Whether you know that, or refuse to accept it, only you and Jesus know.
Like any other teaching, you can accept it, you can reject it, but you cannot change it. The Gospel is preached, and the speakers of the Good News move on, perhaps leaving more Church behind, perhaps shaking the dust; either way they move on. It's a free will thing.
The problem with Protestantism is the abandonment of authority. 40,000 denominations means 40,000 interpretations. No Apostolic Succession. No Pope. Every man for himself interpretation of the Bible the Church authored. But no one listens to the Church who wrote it.
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On Straying, Right or Left, from the Catechism.
We have before us, on one side, excesses of "Social Justice" and "Liberation Theology", and on the other, the "Lefebvre" movement and related groups. In the center: the Catechism.
The "Enlightenment" birthing of Historical-Critical Scripture analysis.
Historical Criticism of the most paranormal literature ever produced calls into question the "enlightenment" of the enlightened.
Freedom's Circle: Free Will's relationship to Love, and to Evil. Looking at Freedom, and it's relationship to Good and Evil.
The nature of Freedom, in Concept and in actual Fact
Tradition and Moral Discipline Vs. Impulsiveness, Popular Fad and Moral Chaos.
America was born of tradition and moral discipline, and she changes for the best when the process is steady and natural.
Proper catechesis is the glue that keeps the Church and the People Catholic.
Lack of proper education may cost you your liberty; lack of proper catechesis may cost you your soul.
Faith versus Atheism: Is atheism really just a silly superstition?
The Faith versus Atheism argument is at the root of every other important argument.
It's The Inquisition Myth, Vs. the various Catholic and Protestant Inquisitions.
On the history of the inquisitions (plural) that existed, and The Inquisition, which did not. The Inquisition Myth became a handy club with which to abuse Catholicism and Catholic history.
The Galileo Inquisition: Contemporary Icon for the Enlightenment and Scientism.
The Galileo Inquisition was no small affair at the time, but over the centuries it has grown and become a club with which to beat the Church, and to promote the myth of the "Dark" ages.
The Christian Medieval Crusade, the preceding events, and the aftermath.
The Medieval Crusade describes what is popularly called The Crusades; Christendom's attempt at self defence, and the freeing of the Holy Land.
The Infamous Byzantine 4th Crusade: A Total Failure in Direction and Purpose.
In the Byzantine 4th Crusade we find classic results of intrigues, sub-plots and greed overpowering and taking over good intention.
Artificial Contraception: Tool of Materialism with which to destroy Monotheism.
Acceptance of Artificial Contraception marked the single most destructive turning point in the history of Western Culture, marking the end of moral norms, foretelling tolerance of anything at all.
Our argument against public despair, hopelessness and pessimism re the future.
Despair is a mortal sin, the opposite of the virtue of hope; it is a sin unto the death of the soul, a repudiation and rejection of God’s grace.
Returning to American Founding Principles offers a return to national salvation.
American Founding Principles are reawakened by the mortal threat to the nation posed by Obamunism.
The Fracturing of Christianity: loss of unity of message and teaching authority
The history of the Fracturing of Christianity amplifies the need for ecumenism and healing among men of good will.
Getting ready for Paczki Tuesday. Paczki Tuesday is the old time European version of Fat Tuesday.
What is it that makes us uniquely Catholic? What defines a Catholic culture? Our baptism and our faith make us Catholic, but it is through the living out of our faith that we build and participate in the larger Catholic culture.
More American Imperial Edicts Issuing Forth out of Obamunism. Archbishop Schnurr joins Rick Santorum in identifying American Imperial Edicts from this administration.
Bringing the Liturgy Back to the Real Vatican II. Cardinal Burke Comments on Sacra Liturgia Conference
The Church calls us all to Catholic Evangelism; how do we do that? Catholic Evangelism comes easier than Protestant variants because it has its base in Truth.
Fallen away Catholics may be America's largest Christian denomination. An appeal to Fallen Away Catholics: Christ is calling you home.
Reconciliation with God, through a good Confession with Absolution. Repentance, resolve, confession, absolution, penance, and uplifting, EXHILARATING Reconciliation.
Catholics learn and practice Glossalalia, in the Life In The Spirit seminars. Life in the Spirit seminars, fueling the Catholic Charismatic renewal, bring tongue-speaking "Glossalalia", and being "Slain in the Spirit", to Catholicism.
The List of the Catholic Popes and the Historicity of the Catholic Church. Each of the Catholic Popes has a documented history, and these histories show the Apostolic Succession from Peter.
Luke 21: 29-31: Some Signs Of America’s Abandonment And Spiritual Bondage
Eternal Paradise Or Hell? How And Why Both Choices Are Freely Made
Luciferian Humanists: Citing the Genesis Account is Evil “Any country grounded in Judaeo-Christian values can’t be overthrown until those roots are cut … "
Who Is Intolerant Because Ashamed: Creationists or Evolutionary Theists?
Death of the Christian God in Hearts of All Humans Why America and W. Europe are Committing Suicide
THE WORLDVIEW OF EVIL SPIRITS - an article by Linda Kimball MAGICAL MYSTERY CHURCH
Pagan-Darwinian-Materialism Redoubt of Miserable Self-Deceived Non-Self Nihilists
Americas’ Spiritually Dead, Deep State and Ruling Class Nihilists Walking Dead Parasitic Idolaters
Doctrines of Demons and the Modern Pagan and Pantheist Antithesis The West's Greatest Threat
Gnosis: The Main Expression of Paganized Christianity in the New Age Inner Knowing, Self-Salvation
Our Age of Malicious Perversion How Truth, Meaning, and Reality Have Been Perverted
The Serpent’s Gnostic Luciferian Elite Oligarchy and Global Powers Demonic Darkness Over the West and America
The Creation Model Versus Modern Pagan Models
2 Corinthians 10:5
What Kind of God Do You Believe In?
2 Cor. 10:5 Destroying 'Scientific' Arguments for False Gods
Evil Spirits, Death of God, Satanic Inversion Pagan America’s Reality of Madness, Demonic Bondage, and Non-Self
Judgment and Wrath The Biblical Explanation for Madness and Evil
The Worldview of Evil Spirits Revolution, Evolution, Materialism, Nihilism, New World Order, and More
Gnosis The Main Expression of Modern Paganized Christianity
America's Transformation Into A Mystical Pantheist God-State What the Death of God Has Wrought
Message to All Wearied Truthtellers: Let Isaiah Be Your Inspiration the Remnant
The Triune God, Supernatural Heaven, Souls, Hell, and Demons Do They Exist?
Teachings of Demons The Aeon of Horus, Reign of God-Men, and End of the Christian God
Revelation 2:7" ...the closing of a steel door – a solemn, cataclysmic slamming of a door."
Systemic Nihilism: End of the Human Race Eternal Damnation of Human Souls
Infernal Apocalyptic Atmosphere Over America Disintegration into nothing
Global and Ruling Class Criminal Elitists Their Ring of Power and Pact with the Spirit of Death and Hell
Blessed is the Man Who Does Not Listen to Falling Stars Who Follow After Damnable Heresies
Darwinism: An Abomination Aborting and Rotting the Church. The falling away and apostasy from the one true and personal Holy Triune Creator God has not ended
The Evil One and the Impenitent Who Receive His Mark“. And the LORD God formed man (and) breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7
The Fall of Mankind, the Religion of Evolution, and the Antichrist. "Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18
Why Secular Liberals Actively Promote Evil. Mentally Retarded Liberals
Cultural Marxism. The Many Hidden Faces of Living Active Communism
The Devil, the Big Bang, Evolution, Extraterrestrials and the Genesis Problem
The Ascension To Power Of Misogyny. Hatred of Women
Gnostic Chiliastic Evolution: Satan's Alternative Plan of Salvation. The Great Reset
Why Proclaiming Jesus Christ the Word Became Flesh is Offensive. The Technocratic Utopian World Order
The Divine Androgyne, Pandemonium, and the Battle for Our Souls. Satan's Rising New World Order
America's Modern Pagan Oligarchy, Aztec Gods, and Human Sacrifice. Isaiah 57 Revisited
The Peace Symbol: Occult Sign Meaning Death Against Christians. Hatred of Jesus Christ and Christianity
Americas’ Spiritually Desolate, Parasitic, Ruling Class Nihilists. Satan and Powers and Principalities
Global Oligarchy, Forces of Darkness, and the Spirit of Antichrist. Forces Darkness Within Church and State
Darwinism: Idol of mind symbolizing hatred of Triune Creator God. And Logical End of America
Is the World a Computer Simulation in the Minds of Robotic Overlords? Magic Science, Transhumanists, Gnostic Physicists.
Your soul: Cost of admission to the Progressive Pagan City of Man. New Egypt, Babylon, Sodom and Gomorrah
Iron Curtain Over American Minds Progressive Marxisms’ Ideological Utopia
Satan’s New World Order Blueprint and Key Strategy. Christian Capitulation To the Serpent's Consensus Process
Chaos, Breakdown, Demoralization, Destruction: America's New Normal. How it came about and where we are going.
Demonic Darkness: America's Invisible Wave of Evil. Staring into the abyss
Cain, Marxism, Leftism and America's ruling class of 'superior' humans. The dragon they have in common
Modernist Christians in a Man-Centered Universe. Scientific Neutrality and Biblical Deconstruction
The Connection Between Baphomet and Why Researchers Are Creating Interspecies Embryos. 2 Corinthians 10:5
Isaiah 57 revisited: America's progressive pagan elites. Staring into the Abyss
Evolutionary Theism Implies That Christ is Wrong About Creation. "For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words?" John 5:46-47
Utopianism. Progressive Utopian Cultural Marxism Poisoning Minds, Churches, Schools, Politics
Acts 17:18-19-modern pagan and pantheist antithesis of the Word of God Ecclesiates 1:9 "What has been is what will be.."
Trotsky's Permanent Revolution From Hell In America. The Soviet System in America
Why Transgenderism Is Being Forced Upon America and Our Children. The Divine Androgyne
The Evil Eye Of Envy: Why Being ‘White’ Is Offensive To Some People. No Vice Worse Than Envy
Absolute Nothingness and Non-Self: The Reigning Worldview of Global Power Elites and Western Ruling Classes
What is Evil? Man-made alternative realities
The Five Stooges on Capitol Hill They Think We Need Even More Doped No-Hopers In The American Intelligence Community
The Biden Doctrine of Demoralization and Defeat By Cliff Kincaid
A Republican Church Committee? Do Pro-American Republicans Even Know Who Frank Church Really Was?
A Top to Bottom Housecleaning of America When we clean our house, my wife has a slogan, “Top to bottom,” meaning you have to target the whole house. The same advice applies to nations.
China's Mass Murder Experiment Phase Two
Bury The Dead And Move On Fuggedaboutit!
9/11 Truth This is the real 9/11 Truth: Our “intelligence” agencies are infiltrated.
Moving Toward Gorbachev’s “World of Communism” It's called the Monster Plot.
The Errors of Russia, the Dupes of Putin, and Another Holocaust Can The Increasingly Faithless Free World Be Saved From Russia?
World War Quietly Conquering A Distracted and Blithely Unaware World. Could it actually be Satan's world war on despised humanity?
Stand With Ukraine Against Russia and China By Cliff Kincaid
Tucker Carlson Carlson Gets His Comeuppance. Tucker's View: It is not moral for us to intervene in support of any nation's (Ukraine's) democratic self-determination and against Soviet military expansion.
The Need for Secure Borders. Have we so easily forgotten what borders are for? Have we forgotten that evil exists in the world? Have we forgotten how to keep apart from this evil?
Can Ukraine Survive Putin and Biden? Can America? Can the Free World? Can Faith in God?
The Soviet Union: Back From The Dead The Return of the Evil Empire
Could an American Surrender be in the offing with Biden at the wheel? Is this not the perfect time for Communism to strike, with Commies now governing America, China and Russia? What would Biden do?
Abortion and Communism. If you ever wondered where all the popular abortion-contraception-sexuality-perversion nuttiness came from, look to Marx's Communist Manifesto.
The Secret Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. A life almost totally at odds with his reputation as a minister of the Gospel.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
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