Truth Provided Newsletter 03-31-2003
Christian greetings in these last days. Many of you that have been receiving my Newsletters for some time realize that I am not one to "go with the flow" and report on all that is in the media. I am sure we are all a bit overwhelmed with the constant bombardment of Baghdad as much as the constant bombardment of the media reporting same. I will however solicit the prayers of the faithful for the families of those American and British soldiers fighting in Iraq, especially those that have lost loved ones. I would also ask that you pray the war is over quickly so as to spare the lives of innocent civilians we know are dying daily in the streets of Iraq, either by being too close to dangerous areas, or by the evil actions of the Iraqi regime killing their own citizens and then blaming the USA..
The Roman Catholic Rosary
Pope's Letter on Rosary a Best Seller in Africa
ROME, MARCH 30, 2003 (ZENIT.org-Fides).- John Paul II's apostolic letter for
the Year of the Rosary is a best seller for Pauline African publishers.
Some 15,000 copies of "Rosarium
Virginis Mariae" in English and 20,000 in Swahili have been sold.
Also popular is the booklet explaining the new luminous mysteries of the
rosary; some 30,000 copies have been distributed. Local Catholic bishops
and communities thanked the Pauline Publishers for the speed with which the
texts were produced. The quick diffusion of the texts is notable
considering that of the 20 countries in the world with the highest illiteracy
rate, 14 are in Africa.
During his regular weekly public audience on Wednesday, Pope John Paul II said that he felt his "heart oppressed" by the latest news from Iraq, and repeated his plea for the faithful to pray the Rosary for peace -EWTN NEWS - 26-March-2003 -- Catholic World News Brief
Focolare Group Promoting Rosary for Peace
ROME, MARCH 30, 2003 (Zenit.org).- The Focolare movement's Youth for a United World kicked off a 24-hour-a day campaign among young people to pray the rosary for peace. The "planetary rosary for peace" carries on, in part, an appeal made by L'Osservatore Romano the day after the Iraqi war started. That appeal also called for round-the-clock recitation of the rosary for peace. The Vatican semiofficial newspaper said the moment had arrived "to intensify supplication to the Queen of Peace so that she would intercede before her Son, the Prince of Peace." The proposal was made on the day that Iraqi Catholics and other Christians consecrated their country to Mary, the Queen of Peace, in St. Joseph's Cathedral in Baghdad. Youth for a United World, active in 180 countries, brings together young people of various races, cultures and religions.
In Matthew 6:7 we read, "...when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking."
First and foremost we see that the Scriptures declare we must NOT repeat prayers, especially vain ones. Doing so is directly described as an attribute of the heathen. In this article the Pope is going directly against Scripture by suggesting PUBLIC praying of the rosary. In Matthew 6:6, we read that, "...when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly." In one fell swoop the Pope is proclaiming that BOTH stipulations put forth in Matthew chapter 6 should be ignored completely. If Catholics could only see how blunt that fact is. For those that call themselves Christians in the Catholic church, how can they stand their without realizing they are mocking the Lord? How can they not realize that only a direct agent of Antichrist himself would have them do that? The Word of God is plain, it says do NOT pray in this manner, yet the Pope once again shouts across the Globe, OBEY ME RATHER THAN GOD!!!
Is the Rosary a repetitive prayer, and if so, is it also vain prayer? One way to find out is to educate oneself concerning this ritual. How does one pray the rosary of Rome?
#1 Looking at the cross, Catholics hold it while they make the sign of the cross and pray the Apostles' Creed which is actually a summary of all the things Catholics are taught to believe.
I don't want to go into a long explanation of the open idolatry associated with this evil ritual, because I know most Catholics have been taught from day one to ignore that fact and do it anyway. For any Catholic reading this that needs to see the evidence of this fact, I implore you to please look in your own Catechism books and you will find Commandment #2 is missing. There's a reason for that. Go to Exodus chapter 20 and read the second commandment and you will understand why it's removed.
The "sign of the cross" is actually the sign of Baal. Try it and find out! Place your hand on your forehead... now place it on your chest, now on your left shoulder, and finally your right shoulder. That is NOT like the cross Christ was crucified on is it? It is depicting a cross of BAAL instead. In the Catholic Encyclopedia it states the following for the "Sign of the Cross..."
Sign of the Cross
A term applied to various manual acts, liturgical or devotional in character, which have this at least in common: that by the gesture of tracing two lines intersecting at right angles they indicate symbolically the figure of Christ's cross. (Catholic Encyclopedia http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13785a.htm )
The obvious problem with the Roman Catholic "sign of the cross" has to do with the reality as to WHO'S cross it really is. Once you see it illustrated you will understand easily.
If the Roman Catholic "sign of the cross" were a Christian cross, you would have to make it thusly... Place your hand on your forehead... now place it on your groin, now on your left shoulder, and finally your right shoulder. That is NOT what the Roman Catholic church demands. They are actually having their congregation make the sign of BAAL on their bodies and NOT Christ. Notice the shocking revelation in the following pic that most are totally unaware of.
Here you can actually see that the main area of the cross the Roman Church would have their followers use depicts that of Baal's cross. Baal cross is more like the "plus sign" on your keyboard than a cross Rome used to kill people with. The arms of the cross of Baal equal in length to the vertical staff of the cross. However, in the Roman Catholic "sign of the cross" an interesting revelation comes to light. Not only do the arms equal in length to the staff, but you can also see that the horizontal portion of the cross is inverted somewhat, thus making the Roman Catholic sign of the cross more likely the inverted cross of the church of Satan. You can see this verified as their true reason for the "sign of the cross" in the following pic...
In essence, every Catholic that makes this "sign of the cross" is showing their allegiance to Satan and Baal at the same time. Fact is, Baal is just another name for Satan. Without going into the other fourteen points for the Rosary, one can see that right off the bat, the Rosary is an evil ritual designed by Satan himself. Regardless... let's see if there is any other evidence to support this fact.
#2 On this first bead of the rosary (see above pic of rosary) the Catholic is taught to pray an 'Our Father.' The is a prayer the Roman Catholic church assumes Jesus taught as an actual prayer. Problem here is, it is NOT a prayer at all. In Luke 11 we see the disciple asking Jesus to TEACH them to pray. The "Our Father" as Rome calls it, is actually an OUTLINE of prayer. If the "our Father' was an actual prayer, then explain John chapter 17. That entire chapter is an actual PRAYER OF CHRIST Himself, is it not? Is He saying the "our Father" here? No He is not. Is HE using the OUTLINE set forth in the "our Father" in this prayer? Yes He is!
#3 On each of the next three beads, Catholics are taught to pray a prayer to Mary, called 'the Hail Mary.'
Here is where the repetitive prayers start to become apparent. Fact is, ALL of the Rosary is repetitive prayer, it's just bluntly proven here, and even more so in a moment.
#4 On this bead, Catholics are taught to announce the first mystery that this Rosary is about to be dedicated to. They are taught to reflect on what happened to Jesus at the time depicted in the particular mystery. On this bead the "our Father" is repeated the first time.
#5 Here the Catholics are told to pray one 'Hail Mary' on each of the next 10 beads. Then they are told to recite the prayer called 'the Glory Be.'
This is where it should become graphically apparent to the Catholic that he Rosary is evil, and openly repetitive. It goes DIRECTLY against the will of Almighty God in that it is openly REPETITIVE here. Plus, it is truly in vain they pray this prayer. It is now Biblically understood that Mary is NOT in Heaven at this time. She is in the grave awaiting the arrival of her Savior Jesus Christ as are the rest of the faithful. For an in depth look at this easy to prove Truth in Scripture regarding the state of the dead for "most" peoples...
#15 The Catholic is taught to then repeat all of the above for the next two dedications if in fact he or she is going to do an ENTIRE rosary. And as of just a few weeks back, Pope John Paul II added yet ANOTHER so called "mystery" to be added to the rosary bringing the total to FOUR mysteries that must now be repeated if the Catholics seeks to do an entire rosary. When I was a Catholic it took me 45 minutes to recite all three sets of mysteries, (Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious) Since the Pope has added the mystery of "Light." "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light." [-2 Corinthians 11:14] I am sure it would take at least an hour to repeat all four now.
For the Roman Catholic church to proclaim to it's followers you MUST pray the Rosary is openly stating you MUST do exactly the opposite of what the Lord God Almighty has stated in His Word!
The Rosary is an open and graphic worship of MARY plain and simple. There are 58 beads in each Rosary as well as a dual faced medal of Mary and a crucifix of Christ. Plus, at the end of each series of ten beads is a prayer called "the Glory be" that is to be repeated holding the chain between the beads. That's 65 prayers altogether. Out of those 65 prayers, 54 of them are dedicated to the dead body of Mary in the grave. That is spiritualism and necromancy my friend! The Catholic is actually taught to communicate with the DEAD. Even the Roman Catholic church will admit there is NOT a single line of Scripture that proclaims Mary is in Heaven now. That is why they "assumed" her into Heaven three to fifteen years after Christ ascended.
The rosary is a grand example of repetitive prayer. 65 prayers per dedication, and now that the Pope has added a "mystery" to the rosary thereby making it contain four different sets of dedication. That comes to a total of 260 prayers that must be repeated by the Catholic each time they say a complete rosary! And out of those 260 prayers, 216 of them are completely dedicated to the dead body of Mary in the grave!
The rosary is not only a repetitive as well as vain prayer, it is also the means by which the Antichrist in Rome can get the masses worshipping Mary, who in essence is actually the Pagan goddess "Queen of Heaven." As Isaiah so perfectly warned us, Satan want's to be worshipped as a God no matter what. Even if it means you call him "Mary." That is no problem for him. His main concern is to get the people to break the commandments of God, and in so doing, afford him complete permission to be in their lives. Little known fact is, the Vatican has put out documentation that openly declares Mary worthy of worship.
Pope dedicates his general audience to "the Virgin Mary"
May 7, 1997 (David W. Cloud, Fundamental Baptist News Service, 1701 Harns Rd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277) - On May 7 Pope John Paul II dedicated his general audience to "the Virgin Mary" and urged all Christians to accept Mary as their mother. He noted the words spoken by Jesus on the cross to Mary and to John-- "Woman, behold thy son!" and "Behold thy mother!" (John 19:26,27), and he claimed that in this statement "IT IS POSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND THE AUTHENTIC MEANING OF MARIAN WORSHIP in the ecclesial community ... which furthermore is based on the will of Christ" (Vatican Information Service, May 7, 1997).
John Paul II underlined that "the history of Christian piety teaches that MARY IS THE PATH THAT LEADS TO CHRIST, and that filial devotion to her does not at all diminish intimacy with Jesus, but rather, it increases it and leads it to very high levels of perfection." He concluded by asking all Christians "to make room (for Mary) in their daily lives, ACKNOWLEDGING HER PROVIDENTIAL ROLE IN THE PATH OF SALVATION" (Ibid.).
For numerous other quotes proving Catholics are taught to worship Mary,
Jesus said rather plainly in John 14:6, "...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
Fact is folks, the rosary is a very evil ritual found in the Pagan church as well as many other evil organizations. For example, you can find the exact same rosary beads in many cultures of the world. Witches use them in their evil incantations as do those that practice Voodoo. Satanists use them as well as the Buddhists. That is why many years ago generations of Protestant children grew up thinking all Catholics were Pagans and extremely evil because they recited the rosary. Now? It's beginning to be "tolerated" more so in the mainstream Protestant churches. Literal truth here is, they aren't Protestant at all anymore anyway. They are ALL Catholics now whether they believe it or not. Click here for the proof.
Like the "Queen of Heaven" that draws many Anti-Christian churches together in these last days, one can see the rosary is also used by Satan to fuel the ecumenical charge. Pray for the Catholics. Pray that they learn they are in grave danger being in the church of Antichrist. Pray they hear the call of their Savior Jesus Christ.
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Dear Nicholas I am praying for you and for your family who WILL remain strong. Have no fear; you will do everything God wills for you to do, nothing will be left out.
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