The Vatican States That We Are Now In The End Times, And That The Beast Of Revelation “Is Working Furiously.”

By Theodore Shoebat

The top exorcist for the Vatican, Father Gabriele Amorth, said that we are now living in the End Times, and that the Beast of Revelation “is working ferociously.” According to the report:

In a recent Facebook post, well-known Roman exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth said the Islamic State (ISIS) “is Satan,” also questioning the lack of response from Western nations.

“ISIS is Satan. Things first happen in the spiritual realms, then they are made concrete on this earth,” he said in an April 8 post on the social media website.

Father Amorth continued, “there are only two spiritual realms: The Holy Spirit and the demonic spirit.”

He said the demonic enters in “because evil is disguised in various ways: political, religious, cultural, and it has one source of inspiration: the devil. As a Christian I fight the beast spiritually.”

“The political world, which today seems to lack a response in face of the massacre of Christians, will also have to fight ISIS and it will do it in a different way. If it advances as it seems to be doing, we ask ourselves what has the West done over the course of the last decades.”

The priest, who founded the International Association of Exorcists, explained that Satan “keeps saying that the world is in his power, and what he says is true. Biblically speaking we are in the last days and the beast is working furiously.”

ISIS took control of the largest Christian city in Iraq, Qaraqosh, in August last year, causing tens of thousands of people to flee.

The terrorist group has persecuted and murdered Christians and other religious minorities in parts of Syria and Iraq.

Fr. Amorth, age 90, has performed over 70,000 exorcisms during the past 29 years. The number is so high because carrying out an exorcism can require multiple sessions and each time the rite is administered it is counted as one instance.

Fr. Amorth has previously spoken about the danger posed by people no longer believing in the devil, as well as a shortage of exorcists.

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  • Trevor

    There we have it. Let us prepare.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      Demons recognize a Catholic priest – and can tell if that priest has been trained to exorcise – this happened to a priest in Tulsa, he was quite taken back when he visited a woman suspected of being possessed; the demon told him that he recognized that he was a priest – and proceeded to tell him that he had not yet been trained.

      • Trevor

        Reminds me of this story from Acts, “Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirit, saying, ‘We exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.’ [..] And the evil spirit answered and said, ‘Jesus I know, Paul I know, but who are you?'” Acts 19:13, 15.

        This goes to show that even demons know the fruits of the believers and know their reputation.

        • Julie LaBrecque

          It is the ‘laying on’ of hands that transmits all the power of Jesus – He breathed on the Apostles – I believe most verses in scripture that depict other men being ordained, show that hands were laid on them – this has a 2,000 yr history in the Church.

          • Trevor

            Yup.

            I saw this from firsthand experience when I attended a Charismatic Pentecostal church a few years ago. It was there I first learned that there was more to the Holy Spirit’s being than just being a voice of conscience like Baptists taught, and it got me in some heated discussion with my grandfather (“retired” Southern Baptist missionary and preacher) and my mother.

            One Sunday I asked my pastor what the baptism of the Holy Spirit was, and he tried to explain before I held up my hand and asked him for literature so I could study. So I did. Then the following Sunday, I asked to be baptized, and the only way I can describe the sensation is it was like having electricity charging from my jaws all the way down to my thighs.

          • Julie LaBrecque

            Wow – your experience was the ‘opposite’ of mine: mine started in my legs and went up to my head – and I felt like I was floating.

          • Trevor

            I felt like I was having an electric shock.

            I remember one time, a few years ago, we were in the worship portion of the service, and the pastor usually goes on into a prolong prayer before the preaching started. But before he even gotten start, a young lady began to sing in tongues, and it was the most quiet, holy moment I have ever felt. So much peace…God was truly in that place.

            I have experienced moments where I felt such an overpowering presence of God I would lay prostrate on my face, just so I could soak in His presence. I haven’t felt that way in a long time.

            One time, when I was attending a Foursquare church, during the worship, I could barely move. It was like the Holy Spirit were working on some individuals who needed to come clean, and among them was a man who was dying, and he came to the altar weeping with his whole family. I couldn’t move a muscle except my eyes. It was a moving scene.

            Then again, sometime I just wonder if I was caught up in the moment, that euphoric feeling that I equate it to the acts of the Holy Spirit. Sometime it makes me doubt the whole experience as a high, you know?

            Then I watched that video about the Sufi’s worship service and I just find myself wondering if I was possessed by a demon or actually the Holy Spirit.

          • Betty

            Trevor, bless you, wonderful stories you report. The Holy Spirit was at work in you and the others. The devil doesn’t cause people to repent, right? I know how the Baptists fight against the baptism in the Holy Spirit, commanded by Jesus Himself in Acts 1:8–Before He ascended He instructed them, “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” His words in red– I love it, stands out so well. What I don’t know is how many people were in the Upper Room in Acts 2.

          • Julie LaBrecque

            One has to be careful -for sure. I’ve witnessed some pretty wild ‘events’ that I believed were heightened by people’s emotions and ‘following’ what everybody else was doing. If it doesn’t edify, I’m out. I also witnessed evil spirits in one of these ‘churches’ -even the pastor finally shut down the event.

          • Trevor

            Same here. The last time I was at the same Foursquare church, they had the pastor and his wife up on the stage and the whole congregation were surrounding them with a guy speaking incessantly in tongues. No interpretation whatsoever. So I ended up reading the scripture because he took a verse from a passage and misapplied it. I can’t remember what it was but I left after that.

          • j7h

            I have seen that too, Julie.

          • Julie LaBrecque

            We are told to test the spirits-not all are from God.

          • j7h

            Very true! And many demons are in churches all over the world, trying to detract from God’s purposes.

      • koolmom21

        My grandfather was one of the police who guarded the floor of Alexian Brothers during the exorcism made famous in the movie The Exorcist. One thing they never talked about much was the smell. He said the smell filled the whole floor and it was so awful and very overwhelming. The room where it took place was sealed-off for years and that wing of the hospital was demolished in 1978. Satan’s demons will use all of our senses against us; even smells.
        God’s blessings Julie

        • Julie LaBrecque

          Wow – what distinction to have an ancestor that was privy to that event. I’ve read how horrible the stench of the demons is – and conversely, the sweet perfumed smells that emanate from the bodies of the Saints.

          • RodK1975

            I’m glad someone on this site finally mentioned smells… I’ve not talked much about this before because the last couple of people I’ve mentioned it to told me I probably had a brain tumor but I sometimes experience smells while I’m praying not every time, but now and then. It’s so strong it can’t be my imagination.

          • Julie LaBrecque

            I’ve read accounts of both. The martyrdom of Polycarp reports that when he was burned, the aroma of ‘baked bread’ filled the air.

          • RodK1975

            Wow… I smell roses sometimes when I’m praying or meditating… I’m a dude, there’s nothing rose scented here, lol. I don’t even wear men’s cologne. But, sometimes when I’m having a bad day physically with the arthritis or am feeling sick I smell something that waffles between an extinguished house fire, match tips and dead mice… I know it sounds crazy but it’s the truth…

          • Grandmere

            I believe you.

          • RodK1975

            It’s weird Grandmere… and I’m not on of these people that are always looking for some sign or something… My friend at work, the one that had the heart attack (who is doing fine now, btw, and thank you for her prayers) is convinced my arthritis is a demonic attack a) because it’s manifested in an atypical way or seems to and b) I told her about the weird smells I’ve experienced and she seems to think I’m sensing their presence and the presence of angels when I smell the roses and other good fragrances. I’m not saying I don’t believe her, I’m just saying I don’t walk around talking about it or try to make it more than it is, I just sort of file it in my mind and carry on like I do with the other strange occurrences, not to mention the strange dreams I have all the time.

          • susan

            You too?

          • RodK1975

            You mean about the dreams? Yeah my dreams are an old joke in my family…

          • j7h

            I wondered about that being an attack on you too, actually.

          • Dan Knight

            We’ll keep you in our prayers Rod! And your fried.

            God bless

          • RodK1975

            Thanks, Dan… I appreciate it so much.

          • Dan Knight

            … and your friend, who hopefully is not fried! 😉

          • Julie

            People devoted to the Blessed Mother have had the fragrance of roses…we had travelling image of Guadalupe to our parish…one day priests coming out to prepare for Mass….’where are the roses fragrance coming from?’

          • RodK1975

            That’s very interesting Julie… probably even more so since I’m not Catholic… but then I guess the Virgin Mary doesn’t discriminate. 😉

          • susan

            She always leads us to her son, Jesus.

          • Julie

            In my devotion as my observation by L atin Catholics devoted to her….she likes bouquets of flowers before her little statues….she loves flowers. And she has a sense of humor………..

          • Julie

            Mary is the gift to the He Ecclesia Katholika..the Universal Christian Church so named by St. Ignatius of Antioch on his way to martyrdom. The ancients all believed in Mary, her perpetual virginity…as did Martin Luther…what you are experiencing is American individualism over laying tradition of faith and practice…

            It is Mary who makes the Church a family…and the deeper you go into Christ, if not before…you eventually come to Mary….she is so hidden she wants only our Lord to be the focus.

            Ask for her to reveal herself to you….but you must be very humble and lowly…she only reveals herself to the humble as our archbishop said at the Mary of Guadalupe Mass to the Hispanics….

            She loves all of us…all of us who believe in Christ…you devote yourself to her as your spiritual mother…she will magnify the Lord in your soul…and make you more her little child to walk into the kingdom…………..

          • RodK1975

            Thanks for that message, Julie… It reminds me of what my old pastor (RIP) said during one of the last sermons he gave, it was Mother’s Day a couple of years ago, one of the things he said was that he was of the opinion Mary should be considered the chiefest of Prophets. That really stuck with me… Very interesting.

          • Julie

            So so so much to learn about Mary….and then from knowledge of her….so much to learn more about Christ.

            Mary is hidden pretty much in the gospels…and that right there is implying alot about her.

            She is the Christian Par Excellence.

            So much we need to be as Church rather than as individuals…because then the communion of saints opens up to us…we are never alone again in our walk in the Lord.

            I have worked in hospice. I cared for a woman into paganism…that part of town…she had a statue of a man with lion head next to her bed….weird weird bad looking stuff of art in her house. She was one of these that wanted to get out of bed and run away….sign of devil waiting to take them.

            Anyway, boyfriend finally left so we could visit in the night…prior she told boyfriend that Christ was in the house and to get him out….anyway…we talked….very nice lady…and she had a shinto goddess referred to as her idol by boyfriend as well as a bagwhan….and a tiny statue of Mary of Guadalupe.

            I asked if she knew of the story of Mary of Guadalupe…so I shared wit her …. then she told me she had lived a bad life.

            I said Mary helps people have confidence in God’s love. So I asked if we could pray one Hail Mary so she said fine. I did…then she said so much began to happen in her….then I told her that there are alot of lies about Christ going around and He loves her so much. So then I prayed Our Father out loud for her…

            She was filled with so much peace. I told her if Mary could say anything….that Our Lord was waiting for her in heaven.

            I left seeing the woman at dawn in her bed in great peace and tranquility and prayed for her during the day for fear the enemy might return.

            I came back that night…but the mother of boyfriend answered the door…a Eucharistic minister in her church…she said the lady died about 2:30 pm that day. But she told me that before the woman died she asked to pick up the little statue of Mary…put it back, picked up the Shinto goddess and put it back, then picked up the little statue of Mary and she told the mother…’You know what? Mary told me that there will be someone waiting for me…?…the mother asked, ‘Is it Christ?’…’:Yes.” and then she died soon after.

          • RodK1975

            Beautiful story, Julie… Thanks so much for sharing, I love personal stories like that.

          • Julie

            You are welcome…Mary only brings us to Jesus…but she magnifies Him more than any other. Because she was sinless…a priest told me she was greatest apostle and her prayers more powerful than the apostles and saints combined…we cannot grasp the depth of how bad sin is and how it has perverted even the entire universe,….this part I believe is in Sacred Scripture but is it S t. Paul?…I hear but don’t always get the apostolic reference……

          • Pero Ercegovac

            In Catholic tradition the smell of roses in prayer is the sign of the presence of Our Lady.

          • j7h

            I’ve had that experience too, only it wasn’t bread but sweet flowers or perfume that didn’t smell like a man – made perfume. When i’m around an evil presence, I usually just get a strong sense of urgency or the feeling of a tension. When I’m around witches, I sometimes get a strong smell of death, like a dead animal that is putrifying.

          • RodK1975

            Nasty, but I know what you mean, smells like dead mice to me, sometimes sewage..

          • koolmom21

            My grandfather had a lot of experience during that time he would not talk about. I know it shook him to his core.
            Yes, it’s amazing how evil has a foul smell and good smells so sweet.
            God’s blessings Julie

        • Julie

          Heard about that..

  • Betty

    God bless him — he knows there are only 2 spiritual realms, God’s and the devil’s ….

    • Julie LaBrecque

      The City of God vs The City of Man.

      • Betty

        Yes, Thank you, Julie. I know that Augustine wrote The City of God.
        I once was in the City of Man but didn’t realize it. That is why Deception is so powerful.

        I have many in the City of Man in my family who I am praying continually, some for 42 years. Some have passed away and I pray they made it to Heaven.

        • Julie LaBrecque

          I think we all have family members that have gone astray – do you have any idea where your grandson might have been taken? I’m so distressed over your agony for this.

          • Betty

            THANK YOU sister ~ he lives believe it or not, in another suburb within easy driving distance. She was hired to sing again at the same church Sunday morning –2 services but she had another crying jag and was unable.

          • Julie LaBrecque

            I was so worried that he took him to another country.

          • Betty

            Well once he started taking her to court to steal custody through a big time smear campaign, he wasn’t going anywhere with him. but looking back, court was a blessing in disguise…because she withstood him for 5 years. A child sees a lot in 5 years and can form their own opinions in that length of time, Praise God.

      • Julie

        Julie….went to retreat on P Francis’ first encyclical…last part spoke of living in City of God…want to find it……………

  • xavier

    So its official,

    The question is did the catholic church know about this from the start and hid it from the world or did they just realize it ????

    • Grandmere

      You never let up, do you. They have known about it from the start and have been fighting against it from the start. Christ gave them the authority to cast out demons.

      • Fhr68

        Aye Grandmere, you know your stuff a big SNAP for you:)

      • Sister E

        Triple snap goes to you grandmere: SNAP! SNAP! SNAP!

        • Grandmere

          Thanks, sis. His question puzzled me. He presents in here as Catholic. An Anglican defends the Catholic Church from a Catholic. Go figure.

          • Sister E

            Anglicans and Catholics are brothers and sisters. We love you Grandmere. God bless.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        The power of the Crucifix is a great tool to exorcise demons: ‘Now the ruler of this world will be cast out” – Jesus spoke prior to his ‘hour’.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      The ‘end of days’ have been near since Jesus ascended.

  • Lidia

    On Fox news yesterday, it talked about the rise in exorcisms in the U.K., especially England. But it’s everywhere in the world.
    Pope Francis is pointing his finger at the devil for all the terrible things that are happening in the world today–ISIS/other terrorists persecuting Christians and destroying churches, drug cartels in Mexico, ETC. He is actually blaming Satan.

    • 1Bobby8

      Yes, Satan has been put on notice.

      • richinnameonly

        He was put on notice as early as Gen 3:15.

    • Julie

      Pope Leo XIII in 1899 had inner locution that satan would try to destroy the Church from within…and Dom Don Bosco had dreams of the Church assailed by all sorts including disinformation pamphlets and the sort like we see alot in America.

      We are to hold on to the Eucharistic Lord and the Immaculate Heart of Mary for these times.

  • Kamau41

    When we look at the conditions of the current world system, what Father Amorth says is very compelling, revealing and accurate. God bless this man abundantly for simply speaking truth from his heart, mind and soul.

  • Trevor

    Some of the stories I have read about people who “dabbled” with witchcraft and occult made my hairs stand on its end.

    Sad thing is Revelation makes plain people will not repent of sorcery and witchcraft in spite of God’s judgement being poured out during the Last Days.

    • Flippah

      Thinking bad thoughts about others can be considered, and is witchcraft. Gang stalking the whole nine yards. And as a tinkerer with the black arts let me say it is very real and very nefarious. I never rebuked God but it sent me places I never want to be again. Christs blood covers his saints in these last days. We are still sinners and we will sin.

  • Trevor

    Bravo to the EU Parliament for voting to recognize the Armenian Genocide. I wouldn’t be too shocked to see Erdogan ramp up rtheortics in coming days.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      I suspect some type of assault will be forthcoming.

      • Trevor

        Remember a while back I said (while thinking and typing out loud) that there would be lot of saber-rattling by Turkey and suicide bombings. I think that is happening. Not the suicide bombings, but that could change.

        • Julie LaBrecque

          I recall the ‘saber-rattling’ comment! Dark days are in store for the world, sadly, most have no clue. My heart aches for Christians in Turkey/ME.

  • richinnameonly

    Father Amorth could probably tell stories that would make you shiver. He seems to have real visibility and understanding of the spirit realm. As he has apparently spoken about before, one of Satan’s most formidable tactics is having people believe he doesn’t exist.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      They have noticed an uptick in numbers of people being possessed (all medical or psychological origins ruled out as causative of symptoms) in the last couple of years, hence the shortage of Exorcists for the number of possessions.

  • theophorus

    I’d like to share this video with you all of a lovely voice singing in an abandoned cathedral in turkey, for no other reason than to remind us all that in the midst of so much evil and suffering, a voice like this can ring out.

    • Grandmere

      So very moving. Thank you for sharing this. Let’s not forget our brothers and sisters in Turkey.

  • CoNZervative

    It’s not subtle. The biblical “False prophet”. 500 years after Apostle John, Mohammed (in 1/3 of all nations) is worshipped as “The Prophet” (not god, not the king, not His Holiness…”The Prophet”). And Jesus said, “Lo, at the end of time, when you hear…Do not go out in to the desert…its not me.” where did Islam come from?

    • Julie LaBrecque

      Very good –

    • Julie LaBrecque

      Other interesting numbers – Mohammed was born 500 years after the Temple was destroyed; died 600 yrs (=/- a yr or so) after Jesus’ death on the Cross.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Rev 12 – that ‘woman’ is a Queen – and she is in Heaven with her Son, the Davidic King.

  • Tom_mcewen

    ‘KJB’ sounds like Idol worship to me.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      At the least, man-worship.

      • Tom_mcewen

        At the least, The Reader’s digest condensed Bible, the 73 books into 66, with editorial updates on the Greek.

        • Julie LaBrecque

          Our little kitten would be shocked to know that the original KJV contained the ‘other’ 7 books, albeit in an index, PLUS, a chart of the saints and their feast days.

          • theophorus

            I’m just glad Luther didn’t get his way or we’d be missing Revelation, James, Hebrews and Jude as well.

          • Julie

            His followers demanded he return them.

    • Betty

      Tom, I like to remember that God’s Word is precious, “God’s Word is sharper than any two-edged sword…”
      Hebrews 4:12.
      People get used to a certain version. It’s getting to know one another that breaks down walls so we can obey Christ’s great command to love one another, ~ “…that they may be one, Father, even as You and I are One.” This website of Walid & Ted’s has helped me greatly.

  • AnthonyM

    Satan know his time is short.

  • AnthonyM

    Childs bread indeed, for the naive. Sometimes people say they cast out demons, but really just dealing with psyological problems. Demons are powerful and have overcome those who do not have special training, blest Holy Water, etc..
    Remember Acts 19:13 Then some itinerant Jewish exorcists tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those with evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.”
    When the seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish high priest, tried to do this,
    the evil spirit said to them in reply, “Jesus I recognize, Paul I know, but who are you?” The person with the evil spirit then sprang at them and subdued them all. He so overpowered them that they fled naked and wounded from that house.

  • Tom_mcewen

    You protestants need to figure out who your enemies are. If Catholics are your enemy, no problem, I was a good soldier, I have no problem telling protestants to sick it where the sun does not shine.

    • Sister E

      SNAP!

      • Grandmere

        I second the motion.

        • Sister E

          Thanks.

    • Grandmere

      Talk about scrambled eggs! That was painfully incoherent. Where on earth do they get this stuff?

      • koolmom21

        Youtube.

        • Grandmere

          BONK ! I should have had a V8.

  • Lidia

    What!! You hate the pope no matter what he does so what’s your point!

    • Daniel H Benson

      I don’t hate the Pope. It, has nothing to do with that, it has to do with truth. We must love the truth above anything or anyone else! Our source of truth is Scripture. When someone is not telling the truth, we must hold them accountable. That does not mean I hate them. If my child lies to me, I must hold him accountable for that lie. But when I do that, it does not mean I hate my child. The point is truth. Pilot asked the right question to Jesus, What is truth? And where do we get truth from? The very words of God, Scripture! Even Catholics are split about progressive and conservative teachings. There are even Catholic prophecies that ward the final Pope could be a devil and Rome will burn for it. So it’s not just me. It’s not that I hate the Pope. Man, with all my heart it’s a warning! Don’t go down this path please! It’s end is in death! How is that hate?

      • Julie LaBrecque

        According to the Bible, the Church is the pillar and ground of TRUTH – 1 Tim 3:15

  • Sister E

    Satan loves to use the titles and attributes of God to replace God while at the same time HE HATES God with a vengeance. The Catholic Church does not fit the profile of Satan no matter hard you try to build a case against her to make the glove fit her.
    The Catholic Church does not envy nor hate Jesus Christ. On the contrary the Catholic Church loves and cherishes Jesus Christ. The Catholic Church adores Jesus Christ the most, worships Jesus Christ the mosonors Jesus Christ the most, exalts Jesus Christ the most, and praises Jesus Christ the most – more than any other church. The Catholic Church believes, upholds, and cherish the birth of Christ, the life of Christ, His ministry, passion, death, resurrection, ascension to Heaven, His sitting at the right hand of the Father as our intercessor and High Priest, His coming back again in glory to judge the living and the dead and establish the new heavens and the new earth – a Heavenly Kingdom that will have no end. THE CATHOLIC BELIEVES AND ACKNOWLEDGES JESUS CHRIST AS THE KING OF ENDLESS GLORY !!!
    The Catholic Church celebrates the life and feasts of Jesus Christ far more than any other Church on the face of the earth – I GUARANTEE THAT !!!
    On the contrary, the Antichrist ls someone who envies Christ and wants to usurp His position.
    Moreover, Scripture tells us that the Antichrist (NOT the Catholic Church) is the one who denies that Jesus Christ is God; the Antichrist denies (NOT the Catholic Church) denies Jesus Christ as the Son of God, The Antichrist (NOT the Catholic Church) denies that Jesus Christ died on the Cross and resurrected.
    The Antichrist knows the value and benefits of the Holy Cross of Jesus Christ as a means of salvation for sinners, that ‘s why he denies the death and suffering of Christ as atonement for sinners
    The Antichrist (not the Catholic Church) hates God, The Father and He hates humanity. To crown it all: the Antichrist (NOT the Catholic Church) hates and denies the Holy Trinity. What you are trying to explain accusing the Catholic church of being satan makes no sense. Your accusations are wrong, nul, and void.

    • Grandmere

      Go, sis! Great answer. Excellent. Perfect.

      • Sister E

        THank you.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        It seems that some won’t give up til the end.

      • Sister E

        Thanks Grandmere.

  • Lidia

    Who will accept the antichrist as their messiah?
    The Catholic Church already has their Messiah and it’s Jesus Christ!! Islam is waiting for their messiah who will come very soon, who they call, the Mahdi. The Jewish people are also waiting for their messiah too. So who is at risk here?

  • Grandmere

    He also roams the hall of government, schools and even your local churches, seeking whom he may devour.

  • Grandmere

    Yes, Flash. That was a flash of inspiration. We see that all the time in here.

  • Grandmere

    False. The Palatine hill is not one of the seven hills of Rome. Guess what? Mecca also has seven hills.

    • Higlac

      Sorry, dear Grandmère: see my previous posting above. The Palatine hill IS one of the Seven Hills of Rome indeed…

  • michelletherese

    “…so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to
    the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left
    them.” (Acts 19:12)

    Demons are extremely legalistic. Do not mess with exorcism yourself, this is the job of highly trained and protected clergy. We might *share* in Christ’s priesthood in a certain respect, but this **does not** make us priests with the authority to command demons. Don’t play with this, it is very very dangerous for you and those around you. Don’t be a modern authority-hating prideful fool and assume authority that is not yours to claim. “*** I *** run my own show, ** I ** don’t submit to any church etc etc” <— Stupid move. Setting yourself up for a world of hurt.

    We non-clergy "lay people" absolutely do engage in spiritual warfare, and we are expected to do so, it is our duty. We can pray prayers of deliverance but we cannot ***command*** the demons. Learn the difference! Never pray, "In the name of Christ *** I *** command …(or otherwise give the demons a command).." No. Dangerous! We have to ask Christ and His holy Angels to command the demons.

    We can use the name of Jesus and also of His holy mother, Mary, to cause demons to back off. Demons can cause you to have serious brain fog while praying, to suddenly fall into severe fatigue, and can cause your health to collapse. Simply shouting out, "Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!" will cause the evil spirits to back off. This can often "clear the air" so you can then move into praying for help. Whenever I feel the darkness of demonic pretense, I immediately begin to call out the name of Christ. But never ever command the demons yourself.

    A great book for learning the proper way to conduct spiritual warfare is,
    "Manual for Spiritual Warfare" written by Paul Thigpen, worth every penny spent buying this powerhouse book: the author carefully explains exactly what lay people can do, and how.

    Another excellent source is the series of 3 books, of which this is the main book: "Church Militant Field Manual: Special Forces Training for the Life in Christ"
    by Fr. Richard M Heilman. Gold dust!!

    Have at your disposal blessed holy objects, they are like charged nuclear weapons to the Demonic. ….. Before you object, the BIBLE shows us that God absolutely uses physical objects to fight the Devil:

    "…so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to
    the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left
    them." (Acts 19:12)

    "…The LORD said to Moses, 'Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.'" (Numbers 21:8)

    "Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water." Numbers 5:17

    And so forth, and so on, SO: please read your Bible before you haughtily sniff at so-called Pagan practices and superstition and witch craft.

    This is what Satan *wants* you to believe so that you are lesser armed and thus more vulnerable as well as less effective in the spiritual war!

    God uses the physical as much as the spiritual in defeating evil. And healing. And He *STILL* does this today.

    So be wise and reinforce your impact:
    Have all of your Bibles and prayer books blessed.
    Pray with blessed candles burning.
    Have a blessed Icon.
    Have your cross/crucifix necklace blessed.
    Have your entire house, outbuildings, vehicles blessed.

    Arm yourself with holy water, which has been used for thousands of years, since the time of Moses, ("Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water." Numbers 5:17)

    Blessed objects are "charged" with God's power and they help to repel evil spirits. But never take a blessed object, apply it to a person, and command the demons. Use them as spiritual shields and leave the driving out of demons to those that have the authority, the proper training, and the proper full protection.

    Etc, etc. If your church doesn't "believe" in this tell them to knock it off and get in line with the Sacred Scriptures.

    Exorcism is not a game, like some kind of real-life video game of You beating up a demon. It is extremely DANGEROUS and will place yourself and your entire family in extreme peril. Shed the modern authority-rejecting arrogant "I am my own Pope" Christianity and fight this fight in the proper way. Otherwise your efforts are neutralized and Satan has you right where he needs you: ineffective.

    Please, I beg you brothers and sisters in Christ, learn what is safe and what is dangerous with regards to spiritual battle. And then: join the fight!

  • Saxon Warrior

    and what you write too…. remember they can see what you type on your computer screen.

    • susan

      Amen to that one. And we can sense them as well.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    There is one historic, literal fulfillment to Rev 12 – this ties in perfectly with Gen 3:15, same 3 characters: Satan, Mary, Jesus. God told Ahaz, He would give a ‘sign’ – a virgin would conceive and bear a child, Isaiah 7:14; Rev 12:1 states ‘a great sign’. There were no chapter divisions in the originals – go to Rev 11:19, John sees the ark,(which is Mary, compare Luke’s account of Mary’s journey to a city in Judah with 2 Samuel 6), then describes the woman – the Queen Mother (1 Kings 2:19). Many people somehow forget that the Holy Family had to flee to Egypt.

  • Trevor

    The pope is nothing more than a figurehead of the Catholic Church. It is the same with Obama as a figurehead of the United States.

    The pope is also seen as the top bishop who leads the flocks. Francis recently went to confession to a lowly priest to confess his sins. Does that sound like something the devil would do? Come on now.

    • Julie

      The papacy holds the keys to heaven. Peter was primary apostle.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Was Adonijah worshipping Bathsheba when he asked her to intercede to the King for him? Why did God command the building of graven images?

  • Julie LaBrecque

    You are in for a big surprise.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Would you care to share this sinister reason with us?

  • Sister E

    You are wrong. The Church has its roots and its deeply rooted and embedded in Christ, by Christ and through Christ. Consider the great and terrible persecution and martyrdom that the Apostles and those who faithfully followed the Lord throughout the history of the Church. There was a time in history when the Church had to go undergrown and worshipped Jesus in secret, nevertheless, the Church continued and prevailed before and after Constantine; there was no interruption in the chain of apostolic succession.
    Now, you who claim to be Christian, show me the apostolic succession of the Church you go to.
    You boast of the Bible, knowiing the bible does not necessarily mean that you Christ; knowing the Bible does not necessarily mean you are saved. There were many people in history who did were illiterate; they could not read nor write and did not have access to a Bible, because paper was expensive. Writing books and publishing them were expensive. However, Our Loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ directed and guided the Apostles through the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit, to VERBALLY teach the illiterate the basics of salvation through Christ. Millions accepted Christ, got baptized and got saved.
    Another thing: Jesus CHrist did not leave us a Bible; He left us a Church. Jesus Christ did not say take up your Bible daily and follow me. He said take up your cross daily and follow me. You and I and all Christians need to take up our cross and follow CHrist and as we carry it we pray at the same time for the Lord to give us the courage, the faith and the unquenchable zeal of the martyr who died because they did not want to give up their faith in Christ.
    Hypolytus who lived in the second century tell us in his book on the twelve apostles:
    Quote: Peter preached the Gospel in pontus, and Galatia, and Capadoccia (all in Asia Minor), and Betania and Italy and Asia and was afterwards crucified by Nero in Rome with his head downward as he had himself desired to suffer in that manner.
    Andrew preached to the Sythians (in Russia) and Thracians, and was crucified, suspended on an olive tree at Patrae, a town in Acaia (in Greece), and there too he was buried.
    John, again in Asia was banished by Domitian, the King to the Isle of Patmos in which he also wrote his Gospel and saw the apocalyptic vision and in Trajan’s time he fell asleep at Ephesus were his remains were sought for, but could not be found.
    James his brother when preaching in Judea, was cut off with the sword by Herod the tetrarch, and was crucified with his head downward, and was buried in Albanum, a town of Great Armenia.
    And Matthew wrote the Gospel in the Hebrew tongue and published it at Jerusalem, and fell asleep at Hierlees at town of Pathia (Iran). Papias (65-156 A.D.) also records that Matthew was written in Hebrew.
    And Thomas preached to the Partians Medes Persians Hyrcanians, Bactrians, and Margians (all in Iran and Afghanistan, and USSR( and was thrust through in the four members of his body with a pine spear at Calamine, the city of India and was buried there.
    And James the son of Alphaeus when preaching in Jerusalem, was stoned to death by the Jews and was buried there beside the temple.
    Jude who is also called Lebbaeus preached to the people of Edessa, and to all Mesopotamia, and fell asleep in Berytus, and was buried there.
    Simon, the zealot, the Son of Cleopas, who is also called Jude, became the Bishop of Jerusalem, and fell asleep and was buried there at the age of 120 years.
    And Mathias, who was one of the seventy, was numbered along with the eleven apostles, and preached in Jerusalem, and fell asleep and was buried there.
    And Paul entered into the apostleship a year after the assumption of CHrist, and beginning at Jerusalem, he advanced as far as Lilyricum, and Italy, and Spain, preaching the Gospel for thirty-five years. And at the timeof Nero he was beheaded at Rome and was buried there. UNQUOTE.
    The persecution and martyrdom of the followers of Christ, did not end there. It continued throughout the history of the Catholic Church. There were times that they had no other choice but to go into hiding, in secret, underground, to deserts, wildernesses to worship their loving Master, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. During those periods of persecution which obliged them to go into hiding, the Church wasl alive and well; it thrived and prevailed.
    Utter hatred for the Catholic Church and persecution and martydom of Christians continue to this day and will escalate, non-stop until Jesus Christ come back (at His Second Coming.)
    What we need to do you and I and all Christians is to pray for the Lord to grant us the strength, to endure to the last, no matter what it may cost us, living the example of the martyrs who took up their cross and followed Christ.
    “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.” (John: 15:18.)
    “You will be hated by everyone because of Me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.” (John 15:18.)

  • Trevor

    Ridiculous statements.

    How did Joshua receive the Holy Spirit? By Moses laying hands on him.

    How did Samson do great feats of strength? Whenever the Holy Spirit came upon him.

    Why did David pleaded with God to not depart His Holy Spirit after Nathan the prophet confronted him regarding Bathseba and Uriah? You can read that in Psalms 51.

    How did Elijah part the river with his protégé, Elisha, standing by him, and then Elisha doing the same after Elijah was taken alive to heaven? By the power of the Holy Spirit working unusual miracle with the cloth Elisha had in his hands.

    And all of those examples are Old Testaments.

    Therefore your comment is baseless and untruthful.

    The Holy Spirit, third member of the Holy Trinity,

    • Dan Knight

      Wow. thank you Trevor for that response.

      • Trevor

        When people say “It was for back then,” they do not realize they limit what the Holy Spirit could do through them because of unbelief. That was something I learned from a Charmasitic Pentecoast preacher.

        I have seen in a Baptist church when a man was diagnosed with cancer behind his right eye, the pastor called the elders of the church and they anointed him with oil and we all took part in praying for healing. The following week, sure enough, the man was cancer free. The Holy Spirit work together with believers who “walk by faith and not by sight.”

        How did Jesus transform the water into wine? Not by His own power, though He could have, but I firmly believe the Holy Spirit was working in concert with Him. It isn’t a stretch then, if the Holy Spirit was able to transform water into wine, the same can be said of the Eucharist which, having appearance of wine and bread, are transformed into Blood and Body of Christ. Again, we walk by faith and not by sight.

        • Dan Knight

          Amen Trevor. God bless.

          • Trevor

            God bless you too.

  • Trevor

    Someone once told me that demons are master at reading behaviors. They can influence us and then observe how we react. That’s why St. Paul says that God does not permit us to be ensnared by temptation that is too much for us to bear, but provide a way of escape so we can endure.

    • susan

      I’ve especially noticed how they try to influence me by influencing those around me as well.

    • Julie

      As I shared I was hit by a woman involved in sacrificing goats on her property…a clairvoyant who abused and got away with so much stuff….Derek Prince said satanists destroy people, not necessarily kill them.

      They can psyche you out and with demonic based hidden information….can hit you.

      I shared a letter written by my provencial that still recognized me head of the institute while she and this other woman took over it for many years. The priests did not want to remove her because she would have gone to the bishop screaming and yelling and putting a shadow on all of us.

      Anyway, I shared this letter in confidence with the woman still staying with them. The bad woman later confronted me and told me how the provencial wished he had never wrote it and that the priest overseeing the group was so sad to hear about it. This happened when I was 3 years out…so by then I had caught on to her MO…so I contacted my friend and asked if she had shown that letter to anyone there…she was so shaken but the result was shock and confusion and thinking may be some one else got a copy of the letter and showed the priest…or heard the provencial backing out…never happened.

      But the woman was so powerful that when she hit on you…it sounded so clear and real….

      All I can do is pray to the Lord to keep bad people away from me…and St. Patrick of Ireland wrote prayers to protect him against witches.

  • Trevor

    Jesus disagree. He said Pergamos is the throne of Satan in a Revelation. Tell me this, where is Pergamos located today?

  • Trevor

    I can sympathize with you, as it is similar to porn having a pull on me.

  • koolmom21

    You have a lot to learn. First; mecca sits on seven hills not the Vatican. The seat of the antichrist is in turkey not Rome. Stop loving the lies and read more of shoebat.com and learn the truth.
    God’s blessings

  • Julie LaBrecque

    I noticed you provided no annotations or attributions from any sources -can you provide any proof of your accusations? Regarding the laying on of hands – it is how power and authority are handed on, please read your truncated Bible.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    So true – Satan hates our Mother! I am ordering Fr. Gabriele Amorth’s book that tells of his experiences over the years of exorcising demons. God bless you too.

    • susan

      Is he afraid of our Mothers tears?

    • Pero Ercegovac

      Have a look at Matt Baglio’s “The Ritual” which is about true stories of contemporary exorcisms. Excellent accounts.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    You better read again or get a pair of glasses- also Rev 8:1-6 , intercession by angels, exactly as the angel Raphael conveyed in Tobit 12:15 ‘For I am the angel Raphael, one of the seven who stand before the Lord.’ Rev 8:2 ‘And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given them.’

  • Julie LaBrecque

    David talked to Jonathan who was very much dead.

    • Trevor

      I guess this edwitness didn’t know that Moses and Elijah had conversation with Jesus at the Mount of Transfiguration in the hearing of three of Jesus’ closest disciples.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        And all the saints that appeared in Jerusalem! People that have issue with the Saints do NOT understand that all Christians that have ‘fallen asleep’ are STILL in the Body of Christ.

        • Trevor

          And let’s not forget that the moment Jesus gave up His ghost, the grave were opened, and people came out testifying of Him.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Regarding Mary’s assumption (again you err, you state ascend) is clearly taught in scripture; was prophesied of in the OT, and confirmed as being fulfilled in NT. No one has ever claimed her to be a deity – just some misguided protestants in their zealous anti- Catholicism. Strange that the Orthodox have the same love and regard for Mary, yet no stones are thrown in their houses, just Catholics.

    • koolmom21

      “Strange that the Orthodox have the same love and regard for Mary, yet no stones are thrown in their houses, just Catholics”
      Your right; I never thought about that before. It is strange.

      • Tom_mcewen

        It is because the English did not need to make up myths as did the house of the Tudors. The King Henry VIII first dishonored then starved his wife to death by stopping all funds to feed their household, The Spanish King was not fond of those who killed the youngest daughter of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella and he had the army and fleet to show it.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Only Jesus’ beloved disciples have Mary for their Mother.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    If you cared to know if the Catholic Church is the Church, why don’t you read history? Why don’t you read the Church Fathers? You prefer to guess? Satan will always attack Jesus’ Church, and even infiltrate it – please don’t forget: Jesus chose Judas, and he was a devil.

    • Sister E

      Thank you.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Alberto Rivera was NEVER a priest – do yourself a favor and quit reading garbage.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Geez – who do you follow, Arnold Murray?

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Only a person devoid of the truth could say that.

  • Sister E

    Thank you.

  • Frances Cassim

    Post the link where it says that Catholics worship Mary…. and the link should be from a Catholic source …. if not , “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Exodus 20:16)

  • Sister E

    My best friend’s (Jesus) mother is my mother too.

  • Frances Cassim

    Post links please, not from any anti catholic websites but from reliable catholic sources, if not…“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Exodus 20:16)

  • Trevor

    If you have seen the video on how Sufi worships Allah and how they go about, you will understand why I find myself second guessing my own experience. That is all I am saying.

    • susan

      I think it’s wise to test the spirits Trevor. Lol. This may sound odd but then I am odd no doubt about that! I shook someone’s hand once and all of a sudden I felt drained and weak…sucked dry. Not everyone that attends church has good intentions. Now we make the sign of peace and keep our hands in prayer. I’ve had two distinct “experiences” (for lack of a better word) with the Holy Spirit. He is a real person. He is huge, enormous (indescribable) in power.

      • Trevor

        I know what you mean.

        One Christmas, I was married to my ex-wife, and we were browsing those calendar vendors, and a guy noticed we were talking to each other in sign language, and he came over offering his help in sign language. I politely declined but when we walked past each other, I felt a jolt in the pit of my gut. I happened to noticed he wore a Wiccan symbol, and I tell you what, that was the first time I felt like the spirits were colliding.

        • susan

          ….

      • j7h

        Susan, there was a lady in my church once who, when she grabbed my hands to give me a hug, I felt like I was electrocuted. It hurt and startled me. She didn’t even seem to notice. It didn’t seem at all to me like it was of God. A few weeks later, she started telling me that she believed in the power of the goddess – that the Virgin Mary was the first goddess, and that through Mary she was becoming a goddess herself in her prayers. She brought up names of pagan goddesses and tried to tie them in with Mary. I knew something wasn’t right with her! Lol! I never saw her again after that.

        • Julie

          Did she wear white???

          • j7h

            No, she wore gray and earth tones. I used to be involved in Wicca when I was younger, and I got the feeling she was in something like that but would never say outright.

          • Julie

            I won’t say the color of the clothes this woman in our diocese wore…she has been all over the place….she was simply referred to as ‘the lady in ….’.

          • j7h

            Oh boy!

          • Julie

            I was speaking with visiting Jesuit priest after Mass…told him it took diocese 10 years to deal with this woman and her husband…and it was time of people bringing good people down and the clergy siding by the control freaks and power people…

            We are in healing now from all that stuff..when the Lord allowed Satan to try to destroy the Church from within…atleast the infection was brought to light so that it could be lanced…as Fr Mitch Pacwa told me……..

          • j7h

            That’s really sad, on the one hand. But it goes to show how God can use things Satan meant for evil to bring about good.

          • Julie

            So true….but it purifies us….

          • j7h

            Yes it does. Very true.

  • Trevor

    Love the book of Proverbs, it’s my favorite book.

    • susan

      If I recall correctly I was reading Proverbs and I smelt sweet bread baking from the kitchen…only nothing was baking in the kitchen. 🙂

      • Trevor

        That’s so cool. Often when I’m reading a text and something from the passage would just leap off the page, even though I may have read it several time before.

        Then Walid comes along with his theory on the Islamic Antichrist and how Daniel and Revelation actually supports each other, the Scriptures suddenly made more sense than ever before.

        • RodK1975

          Funny how that works… isn’t it?

          • Trevor

            God is a genius.

          • susan

            I actually got up, walked to the kitchen and opened the oven! Now I realize that my favorite chef was sending me his scents!

  • Trevor

    “Catholics are taught not to pray for their redemption, also taught not
    to confess sins to God, and on and on. I’m not going to take the time
    to list all of the apostasies of the RCC. I have neither the time nor
    the stomach for it.”

    I am sorry but in my reading of their doctrines, including the Catechism of the Church, you are in error.

    Before every Mass, they have a prayer for confession of sins, and to ask for forgiveness.

    ” You don’t need a priest to interpret the word of God nor do you need a
    priest to confess your sins, that is a lie from the enemy, Lucifer.”

    Then how do you explain this word from James, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and
    pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a
    righteous man can accomplish much.” To me, having a priest to hear our confession is the same as having a High Priest who also hear our confession of our sins.

    Also, the part about not needing a priest to interpret the word of God? I hate to say this, but I strongly disagree. From Romans, “How then will they call on Him in whom they have
    not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And
    how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.”

    Understand this – I am a Protestant Christian who is becoming more and more comfortable with Catholic and Greek Orthodox Theology.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      Ex-Catholics are the worst.

      • Tom_mcewen

        Every ex-catholic knows catholics cross themselves with ‘In the name of Mary, the daughter, and the Holy Mary’, that every Altar has the body and blood of Mary, that the cross holds the idol of Mary with the nails and thorns and wound on Her side.
        We know where all the tombs of the Apostles are, where is the tomb of Mary?

        • Julie LaBrecque

          Love it! It really amounts to being as ridiculous as they are to show them the utter insanity of their slander. This lady did not even ASK for the scripture of the assumption – she even said ‘ascend’- and claims to be an ex-Catholic – only an ignorant ex-Catholic would state that. Some of their ignorance stems from not studying scripture, just reading it like it is Huck Finn.

    • Julie

      Thanks so much…we renew our baptismal promises when we bless ourselves with Holy Water entering and leaving the Church….ours is wholistic…Christ is the Word through which all was created…good…so in our faith we affirm Christ in all of God’s creation and incorporate it in our Church so that when we worship the Lord we also include all of His creation with us praising the Lord…

  • Trevor

    One problem with your last paragraph, while it is true Muslims recognize Christ as a prophet, they deny He is the Son of God and deny His divinity.

    Second, what ISIS is doing is not out of revenge, but doing what their unholy book call them to do, exact war upon the people of the book, which is Jews and Christians. Third, ISIS is the forerunner of the kingdom of the Antichrist, preparing the way for the revival of the Ottoman Empire.

    Fourth, a big point, the Jews did not hate Christ, they did not know Him. Even today, slowly but surely, the Jews are discovering who the Messiah is (Jesus) and are converting to Christianity. Some of the best theologians have come from the Jewish faith, and the Bible you hold in your hands are largely Jewish. It was the religious elite that had Jesus crucified out of envy, and it is equally fallacious to blame an entire race based on what happened at Calvary. Romans states that a partial hardening have come upon the Jews until the fullness of the Gentile comes in. In the Old Testaments, there are several prophetic passages that points to a nationwide conversion of the Jews to Christ at His Second Coming.

    • Sister E

      VERY WELL SAID.

  • Trevor

    So was Abraham. 🙂

    • Julie LaBrecque

      And he is there.

  • Trevor

    Woof! So many errors!

    “And the dragon stood on the sand of the seashore.
    Then I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven
    heads, and on his horns were ten diadems, and on his heads were
    blasphemous names.” Revelation 13:1.

    The angel explains to John, thusly,

    “The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have
    not yet received a kingdom, but they receive authority as kings with the
    beast for one hour. These have one purpose, and they give their power and authority to the beast.” Revelation 17:12-13.

    From Daniel,

    “After this I kept looking in the night visions, and
    behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong;
    and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down
    the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts
    that were before it, and it had ten horns.” Daniel 7:7.

    Again, the angel explains to Daniel,

    “As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings
    will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different
    from the previous ones and will subdue three kings.” Daniel 7:24.

    Therefore, there are TEN horns, not FOUR. Those TEN horns are TEN KINGS. Always allow the Scriptures to speak when an angel gives an explanation.

  • Trevor

    You don’t much about Islam then. Do your research on this site and listen to the teaching of a former Muslim terrorist who received Christ thank to his faithful Catholic (gasp, the horror! The horror!) wife who challenged Walid to prove the truth about Jesus not being the Son of God.

    Joel Richardson, who also co-authored God’s War on Terror with Walid Shoebat, have this article where he cited a Muslim scholar who unify two sects that are waiting for the Mahdi (the Islamic Antichrist) here – http://www.joelstrumpet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/A_Response_to_Dr_Reagans_Article-Will_the_Antichrist_be_a_Muslim-Joel_Richardson.pdf

    Second, Walid cited a Sufi Muslim who taught that man can become a god, and guess who has embraced that teaching with gusto? Recep Erdogan, Turkey’s maniacal president.

    • Grandmere

      Trevor, I swear they are like the walking dead. There is no reasoning with them. I’m not even going to bother with him.

      • Trevor

        I can’t help it sometime.

        I guess it’s part of my nature that comes from years of working as first in line of quality control. I am expected to inspect every single solder joints on printed circuit boards and evaluate it based on the top industry standard. If it’s not right, I gotta reject it.

        Same principle when it comes to Scriptures. I am not in any way an authority on Scriptures like the Doctors of the Church, but I just can’t stand it when people misapply a verse here or there and twist it to fit their bias. It drives me nuts.

  • Sister E

    Don’t ignore the 60 million Christians killed by Islam through out the history of the CHurch. Don’t forget the total rough estimate of overall Islamic atrocities worldwide amounting to 270 million deaths.. Here is the breakdown:
    Africa: 120 MILLION Africans killed by muslims
    Christians: 60 MILLION Christians killed by muslims
    Hindus: 80 MILLION Hindus
    Buddists: Buddists do not keep up with the history of war. Keep in mind that in Jihad only Christians and Jews were allowed to survive as dhimmis (servants to Islam) everyone else had to convert or die. Jihad killed the Buddists in Turkey, Afghanistan along the silk route and in India and Pakistan. The total is roughly 10 MILLION.
    Jews: Oddly enough there were not enough Jews killed in Jihad to significantly affect the totals of the Great Annihilation. The Jihad in Arabia was 100 percent effective, but the numbers were in the thousands, not millions. After that, the Jews submitted and became the dhimmis (servants and second class citizens) of Islam and did not have Geographic political power.
    THIS GIVES AN OVERALL TOTAL ESTIMATE OF 270 MILLION KILLED BY ISLAMIC JIHAD.
    The Bible contains overwhelming prophesies pointing to Islam as the AntiChrist system and the ANtiChrist in person who will appear. The atrocities we see in the world today are not done by Jews but Islamists who are sincerely following the dictates of the Quran to the letter. The Quran is an anti-thesis of the Bible; in the Quran Muhammad humiliated Jesus Christ and a hate for CHristians who follow CHrist. Are the Jews killing Christians? I know the Jews do not believe in Jesus as the Son of GOd and as their Messiah but the Muslims are the ones who have demonstrated their contempt for Christianity by butchering Christians throughout history and are still doing it today. I cannot bring up all the horrible crimes they are commiting towards Christian men, women and children. Islam had proved to be the ANtichrist and eventually it will be from Islam that the Anti-Christ will emerge – the Kaliphate for world dominance and conquest.

  • Sister E

    Thanks for the info.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    You may feign knowledge of what the Church teaches, but your statements flatly contradict the teachings of the Church. #1 We are taught to ALWAYS confess our sins. #2 ‘Call no man father’ – read scripture please- Abraham is our FATHER in faith, his very NAME means Father. Jesus also said ‘call no man’ teacher – I suppose if you’ve ever called your dad FATHER, or a teacher, TEACHER, you just broke a commandment. Your newfound man-made church is full of false doctrines. #3 – The Bible teaches that the CHURCH is the pillar and bulwark of TRUTH, 1 Tim 3:15. Jesus built ONE Church, and it has been in existence since day ONE. Stay with your false church that has NO authority to teach. Amazing that you use ‘carriedbygrace’ as your name, yet MARY is FULL OF GRACE – go look up the meaning of ‘kecharitomene’ so you can ‘rightly divide the word’. Amazingly you cared not for the scripture that prophesied of the assumption of Mary – you must fear finding the truth.

    • CarriedbyGrace

      May the peace of God be yours eternally.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        He is my Lord and Savior, I receive His body and Blood as He commanded.

    • Julie

      Spirit of antichrist posing as a righteous Christian.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Some people prefer garbage rather than the truth, ed is one of them.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Proof please.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Hillaire Belloc.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Do you need a Bible primer on what geographic locations comprise the Beast?

    • Diane

      I am thinking you might need a geography class again for the countries of today. Better do your home work about the geography of the past and the present as well as the kingdoms in the past and the present. Oh…btw…did you know the united states did not even exist in Biblical times. Oh…you didn’t..k…didn’t think ya did 🙂

      • Julie LaBrecque

        I’ve done my homework, you haven’t. Maybe you should read Psalm 83.

  • Trevor

    Jeez! The King James Onlyism is ridiculous. You have actually wasted my time.

  • Trevor

    And you again violate Scriptures. The angel made clear that the 4 horns were part of the Greece empire, which happened after the death of Alexander the Great. History confirms it happens. Then in the subsequent chapter, it spoke about the war between the north and southern kings, which history confirms happened. Read up on the history of Anticohus Epiphanies. He is a type of the Antichrist, and his exploits is known in history.

    Fast forward to today, we find history repeating itself with Turkey and Egypt trading barbs, and eventually it will be turned into a full blown war with Egypt losing it.

    Nothing in there about Rome, therefore, your idea about the so-called luciferian agenda is defeated.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      Professor Trevor strikes again.

      • Trevor

        Second time you have called me a professor!! I’m tickled pink.

      • Trevor

        Gasp! I found out the original King James Bible actually had 80 books!

        Oh the horror! The horror!

    • Diane

      Is that all ya got trevor? Copying and pasting from filthy polluted harlequin romance novels?

      • Trevor

        You projecting some hidden guilt? I don’t read those novels.

      • Trevor

        All right.

        Since you have refused to listen to my reasoning and chose to continue to chase after conspiracy theories that has no basis in Scriptures, since Scriptures are to explain itself unless God conceals its meaning for future generations to unlock, which is happening before our very eyes.

        Since I have learned how to use the hermeneutics rule, which was developed by the Jews to interpret the Torah, and also learning how the Law of First Mention works, I have learned that God’s Word demands there be an internal consistency, and by applying the limit of geographic limits from Genesis 1 throughout the Scripture, I can conclude that when it comes to eschatological prophecies, it is extremely helpful to limit the scope of geographic references to the Middle East.

        So, since you mentioned the four horns, and was kind enough to give me the Scripture reference, which is Daniel chapter 8, and I told you that the angel already gave Daniel the interpretation of the vision, and how history has confirmed the accuracy of Daniel’s vision.

        Since you have been stubborn in insistence of the Luciferian telescope by misapplying the four horns to Satan, I am forced to restore to reasons to defend my position.

        The vision of the Ram and Goat fighting each other with the Goat eventually prevailing is easily identified as the Media-Persia alliance [Ram] and the kingdom of Greece [Goat] under the rule of Alexander the Great (Daniel 8:20-21). I cannot get any plainer than that!

        Then the angel goes on to say, “As for the broken horn and the four that stood up in its place, four kingdoms shall arise out of that nation, but not with its power,” Daniel 8:22.

        Here is the Classical Greek Empire map showing the four divisions after the death of Alexander the Great:

        http://www.usu.edu/markdamen/ClasDram/images/05/MapHellenisticKingdoms.jpg

        The largest was the Seleucid Dynasty with the next small one Ptolemaic Dynasty. Then if we take a look at Daniel chapter 11, Daniel was given more details regarding the future of the Media-Persia alliance and how it would end badly against the kingdom of Greece. God obviously was at work because the name of the kingdoms are all confirmed by antiquity. From Daniel 11:5-45, the angel gave Daniel more details about the future.

        That’s why I told you to look up the name of Antiochus Epiphanes, who came from the Seleucid Dynasty, and he invaded the land of Egypt, and also invaded the land of Israel (which wasn’t called Israel back then as the Jews lived autonomously). Here is a detailed historic account straight from a secular source – http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/28380/Antiochus-IV-Epiphanes

        By the way, in my quick and dirty research on the timeline of the English Bible revisions, I was surprised to learn that the original King James Bible actually had 80 books. The New King James I use only have 66. Hmmm…time for me to buy a Bible that has 80 books, because contained in that version is an account given by Judas Maccabeus and how his family was responsible for preserving God’s temple. It is truly a shame that the post-Protestant Reformation threw out the Apocrypha books (1885, source – http://www.greatsite.com/timeline-english-bible-history/) because if they had kept those books in, we would have seen that history is repeating itself.

        If you look closely at the territories held by the Seleucid Dynasty, you would immediately observe how all those are today Islamic nations, and notice how dominant the land of Turkey is in that dynasty? Even better, notice that the city of Pergamum (or Pergamos) is in the territory of the Seleucid Dynasty? Why is that so significant?

        “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days in which Antipas was My faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells,” Revelation 2:12-13. I call your attention to the very words Christ spoke in bold.

        Christ did not speak in past tense but in present tense. Therefore, Satan still dwells there. If this is an incredible coincidence, then consider that one of the most prized possessions that Turkey want back is the Pergamos Altar. The very altar that tradition teaches that Antipas was martyred upon, and it is the very altar that Hitler came to power on. It is presently in a museum in Berlin, Germany, and Turkey wants it back.

        Why does this all matter today? Because we are seeing history being repeated and this time it will not go unnoticed. I have no doubt you would scoff at my lengthy defense and I did not once used any Catholic sources, I could but I fear it might send you into a tizzy. So, take care, and good luck in your chase after the telescope.

  • Grandmere

    NO

  • Stephen Dalton

    You believe in Jack Chick’s comics?! You need to read some real church history ,eddie!

    • Julie

      He is an ardent believer and refuses…he has it all.

  • RodK1975

    Amen… that’s wonderful! I’m expecting mine for my arthritis 😉

    • Trevor

      I have been hearing a lot of musical tones in my ears or on some occasions, hearing something like a blast of trumpet in my ears. I often attribute it to tinnitus, a condition associated with hearing loss, but I wonder if I am hearing the spiritual call, you know?

      • RodK1975

        It’s very possible, Trevor, the Spirit supersedes our senses and our lack of senses in many cases. Is your hearing loss equal on both sides or not?

        • Trevor

          With my hearing aid, I hear better with my left ear. My right ear is completely gone.

          • RodK1975

            Interesting, but you are hearing musical tones in both ears, you may indeed be hearing in the spirit… I’ve had situations where I’ve heard things but couldn’t tell if I heard them audibly or otherwise… if that makes sense?

  • Julie

    You are into cult……………..with nothing to back you up except those horrible and evil internet sites that say such things….or Chick magazines…Ribero a total fraud.

  • Julie

    The only safe refuge in this world will be the Immaculate Heart of Mary…and she also brings us into Christ’s kingdom within us…soothing and facilitating any attacks of the enemy.

  • Julie

    Yes….as Julie points to Rev 12…and see what happens to the woman….King James came out 1500 years later…

    Being a member of the Church and not an isolated individual….Christ did not call us to be individuals.

    Christ called us first….to die to ourselves…but now we are members of Christ’s body….all of us having a function…we all interconnected to each other in Christ…when one member suffers…we all do….

    And in Rev it speaks of the saints surrounding the altar of God and the martyrs praying for us….

    Mary shared Christ’s mission…why would she check out and sit on her laurels in heaven indifferent to His mission and his people????

    No…being a member of Christ’s only one Church, we have benefits of knowing the prayers and support of the faithful…here on earth…and in heaven.

    Mary’s will is Christ’s will and Christ’s will is the Father’s….

    Christ did not intend our faith to be a Bible book…but to be in His Church and receive the Living Word of God that gives us life, not self righteousness thinking we are better than others….

    Look up the sin of presumption. We don’t need to have it written down like Luther did who needed assurance of his salvation…no it is Christ who saves…and those who embrace the Cross, serve Christ in those around us….it will be Christ Who decides who is saved.

    So you cannot put on paper your assurance you will get into heaven…think of the countless millions who lived before you who could not read…but went to heaven ….

  • Higlac

    WRONG!!!!

    The Vatican is on the other side of the Tiber (Tevere) River from the rest of Ancient Rome, which sits on the following seven hills: Aventine, Palatine, Cælian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Viminal and Quirinal. In fact, there is a considerable distance between this nucleus of Rome, which obviously has grown exponentially from the days of the Roman Empire, and the Vatican. Ergo, Mr. Benson, you simply could not be more WRONG!!! [If ever you go there, you’ll find it quite a walk, say, from the Colosseum to the Vatican Square…]

    On the other hand, thanks to the Shoebats, we now know that Mecca, Islam’s “holiest city” INCLUDING its Grand Mosque (at whose very heart is the Ka’aba) is also on seven hills – and that Grand Mosque IS at the heart of the city from time immemorial. Totally unlike Rome.

  • Higlac

    The Vatican is NOT at the base of the seven hills – not even that close!!!

    Please consult a map of Rome and you’ll see just how distant the ancient nucleus of Rome, with its seven hills, happens to be from the Vatican. I can vouch for it, having lived there as a child…

  • Trevor

    Oh brother. More conspiracy theory nuts.

  • Tom_mcewen

    Christ physically died. Is that necomancy? Words have meaning. We live in space and time in a physical universe where death is normal only in this universe. God is outside the physical universe, outside of space and time, so those with God are they dead or alive?

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Get a clue Diane, the LUCIFER telescope is owned by a consortium of European entities – the Vatican-owned telescope is named VATT. Why do you wallow in garbage?

  • j7h

    Fr. Amorth is correct.

  • Tom_mcewen

    Eva was the mother of the dead, for she brought death into the world, Mary is the Mother of the living,for she brought life everlasting into the world. which are you?

  • Betty

    Thanks, Pam. I knew there were more than just the Apostles
    in the Upper Room, because now they had a big job to do.

    Plus more were added after Jesus’ Resurrection, graves opened and people saw that many of the dead had come back to life, that would have sent them to the Apostles fast.
    Thought the number of them was 500 that were resurrected.
    Will have to search further. .

  • Michellemaria

    Well we go straight to Him too but there are times when we have something very serious to worry about and we need the help of others to pray for us. As Christians we are supposed to pray for each other and the saints are Christians who have made it to Heaven. The saints are very much alive in Heaven.

  • Tom_mcewen

    Do you have an original thought in your head, or can you only quote verses from scripture, the quotes in the protestant view can mean 45,000 different things. The Bible is not an encyclopedia, which is why the Catholics started the University system in the eleven century, to provide both faith and reason.

  • Julie

    Falsehood. The bishop lays hands on priest for his ordination…the priests lay hands on us for healing and blessing…don’t know where in the world you get your info…please seek the Truth of Christ’s Church.

  • Tom_mcewen

    I would rather be martyred then be asked to turn off my brain and become a protestant again. the treasures of theology in the Catholic Church is endless and the Eucharist Miracles testify to God’s love for his Church. Give me a call when God changes Wonderbread and Grape juice in to a Eucharist miracle. I know it was the Devil, well the Devil cannot produce life only God.

  • Julie

    Work of anti Christ against Christ’s only Church.

  • Julie

    Yes and no.

    First Church was the Church of Jerusalem…then the apostles sent out. Antioch founded by Peter. Alexandria by Mark. Peter and Paul led to Rome solely for the Church…there were Jewish Christians with presbyters already in Rome meeting at home churches…but they recognize Peter and Paul as founders.

    Peter’s son Mark worked with him in establishing structure.

    Even though the Roman Christians met in homes…they still saw themselves as the Church of Rome.

    But Peter was chosen by Christ as primary apostles with over 180 references to him above all others.

    Protestants in any other academic study would recognize great references as sign of primacy…but deny Peter as head of the Church.
    I have known great priests my entire life as well as had run ins with bad ones.

  • Julie

    Get yourself a Catholic Catechism that shows the source for every doctrine.

  • Julie

    Thanks for references…I was taught as Catholic that the Anti Christ would be a Jew from the tribe of Dan and most priests look at Dan for revelations of good vs evil.

  • Julie

    You are part of the Chicklets….the followers of the fraud Rivera…most Protestants recognize the falseness…

  • Tom_mcewen

    If for sake of the good manners God does not force Himself on anyone, then why do protestants have the bad manners of pushing their weak theology and their total lack of knowledge on Catholics?

  • Julie

    Instead…why not ask the Jesuits if he was ever even ordained.

    You are following a pathological liar…why are you drawn to such?
    If you want to find out what we believe get the Catechism…what is blocking you???

  • theophorus

    God is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living

  • theophorus

    Read John 6

  • Tom_mcewen

    First off, don’t become a Catholic if you don’t like the Catholic church, no one is asking you join. It is part of the job description, If you want to fly Navy Aircraft then part of that is spending up to nine months at sea. It is part of the job. No one puts a gun to your head. It is easier to become a martyr if you are not married, and to move on a moment’s notice where ever the Church needs you. Priesthood is no different then being in a small military unit. For a protestant whose leader is Paul, Paul, Paul have you read him on marriage? Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will”We are Catholics, who have choosen freely to be so. Is that not our right?

  • Tom_mcewen

    I only have your word, and your word has been shown to be false. A man who false in his facts are not trusted with future facts. You know the sovereign will of God?

  • Dan Knight

    Excellent post Inform&Share!

  • Trevor

    Don’t care. I wantno part of it.

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  • Stephen Dalton

    Ricky, take your Judaizing nonsense elsewhere! But before you do that, read some of the articles that the Shoebats have posted on Judaizing and the Catholic Church.