L’OBSERVATORE ROMANO, the oficial newspaper of the Holy Father Benedicto XVI on the 4 of january 2012 begs all bishops and priests TO GET OUT OF THEIR CHURCHES to meet people on public squares, in homes, at work.
“ AND WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE GOD,
BECAUSE ANYONE WHO COMES TO HIM MUST BELIEVE THAT HE EXISTS AND THAT HE REWARDS THOSE WHO EARNESTLY SEEK HIM.” Hebreos 11:6.
THEREFORE, WHO TEACHES ME? WHOM DO I BELIEVE? ARE QUESTIONS THAT MUST NOT BE ADANDONED TO THE DANGERS AND RISKS OF THE STREETS. EACH PERSON NEEDS
2 GROUPS TO CHOOSE THE TRUE TEACHINGS OF JESUS.
WHEN HIS 2 GROUPS FAIL, DESASTROUS CONSEQUENCES RAVAGE THE YOUNG AND THE 2 GROUPS THAT FAIL.
2)-TO BELIEVE IS THE MOST DANGEROUS WAY TO LEARN.
I MUST PROBE THE VERACITY OF THE MESSAGE I ACCEPT. IS THIS MESSAGE TRUE OR FALSE?
3)-TO BELIEVE IS TO PUT MY LIFE IN SOMEONE ELSE’S HANDS.
TO BELIEVE IS SIMPLE. WHEN I BELIEVE, I BEG THE PERSON WHO TEACHES ME TO GUIDE MY LIFE. I MAKE MYSELF A FOLLOWER OF THE PERSON TEACHING ME. THUS, I MUST SCRUTIZE THAT PERSON WHO TEACHES ME. I MUST PROVE THE HONESTY OF MY PREACHER, AND THE VERACITY OF HIS TEACHINGS. I MUST KNOW IF MY PREACHER GUIDES ME INTO THE PATH OF DIVINE FAITH OR IF HE GUIDES ME AWAY FROM THE TRUTH. WHERE DOES HIS TEACHING COME FROM?
4)-THERE ARE 2 CLASSES OF FAITH BECAUSE WE HAVE 2 CLASSES OF MESSAGES OR DOCTRINES.
WHEN THE MESSAGE THAT I ACCEPT IS DIVINE, MY FAITH IS DIVINE OR SUPERNATRUAL THAT HAS THE POWER TO SAVE.
WHEN THE MESSAGE THAT I ACCEPT IS HUMAN, MY FAITH IS HUMAN THAT DOES NOT SAVE.
5)-POPE BENEDICT XVI NEVER USES HUMAN FAITH.
THE HOLY FATHER ALWAYS USES DIVINE OR SUPERNATURAL FAITH.
THE POPE HAS BEEN ENTRUSTED BY JESUS HIMSELF TO TEACH US THE DIVINE FAITH. HE MUST GIVE US TO KNOW THE DIVINE MESSAGE WHICH ARE THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS
6)-JESUS PRAYED FOR PETER THAT HIS OWN FAITH MAY NEVER FALTER.
JESUS ENTRUSTED TO PETER HIS BROTHER BISHOPS WITH THE PROMISE OF INFALLIBILITY WHEN TEACHINGS US MORALS AND DOGMAS.
May we read Jesus own words in Luke 22:31-32:
Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back to me, you must strengthen your brothers.”
7)-FEED MY LAMBS! TEND MY SHEEP IS JESUS CONSIGNMENT TO SAINT PETER.
IN HIS CHURCH, JESUS ENTRUSTED HIS TWO GROUPS TO PETER TO GUIDE THEM TO SALVATION. FIRST OF ALL TO TAKE CARE OF HIS LAMBS WHO ARE HIS FAITHFUL.
ALSO JESUS ENTRUSTED TO PETER TO TEND HIS SHEEP WHO ARE THE BISHOPS IN THE CHURCH.
May we read Jesus own words to Peter in Jn 21:15-23:
“Jesus Reinstates Peter.
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.” Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”
Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?”
Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” Because of this, the rumor spread among the believers that this disciple would not die. But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”
8)-JESUS’ CONSIGNMENT TO PETER CONTINUES IN HIS SUCCESSORS.
THERE IS A POPULAR BELIEF THAT PETER CONTINUES TO TAKE CARE OF THE CHURCH FROM HEAVEN.
HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT WHAT JESUS TOLD PETER. JESUS MANDATED THAT THE MISSION OF SAINT PETER CONTINUES IN HIS SUCCESSORS. JESUS FORTOLD OF SIMON SON OF JONAS’ DEATH. HOWEVER, THE MISSION OF PETER IN THE MILITANT CHURCH ON EARTH CONTINUES IN HIS SUCCESSORS IN THE MILITANT CHURCH ON EARTH. May we read Jesus’ words:
“But Jesus did not say that he would not die; he only said, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you?”
THUS, JESUS MANDATED PETER’S CONSIGNMENT IN HIS SUCCESSORS IN THE CHURCH ON EARTH until I return.
9)-THE SUCCESSOR OF SAINT PETER IS THE ONLY ONE TO WHOM JESUS PROMISED NEVER TO TEACH DOCTRINAL ERRORS ON MORALS AND DOGMAS.
May we read Jesus words in Mt 28:19-20:
“ Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
10)-HUMAN FAITH HAS NO DIVINE POWER TO SAVE.
HUMAN FAITH ORIGINATES IN A HUMAN TEACHING OR MESSAGE. SOMEONE TEACHES ME WHATEVER HE LEANED, WHATEVER HE THINKS ABOUT GOD. HIS TEACHINGS ARE HUMAN BECAUSE THEY COME FROM A HUMAN BEING, THEY DO NOT COME FROM GOD. WHEN I ACCEPT THESE HUMAN TEACHINGS AS TRUE, I BELIEVE AND MY FAITH IS HUMAN. SUCH HUMAN FAITH HAS NO POWER TO SAVE.
11)-TO ACCEPT A HUMAN TEACHING AS A DIVINE TEACHING IS TO BELIEVE IN VAIN.
I ACCEPT A HUMAN MESSAGE WHEN I BELIEVE THE PREACHER WHO TEACHES ME. I BELIEVE IN VAIN WHEN I THINK THE MESSAGE IS FROM GOD WHEN IN FACT IT IS NOT FROM GOD, BUT FROM THE PREACHER.
FOR EXAMPLE, THE PROPHET MOHAMMED, THE PROPHET OF ISLAM, OR THE PROPHET JOSEPH SMITH, THE PROPHET OF THE MORMONS, TEACHE HUMAN MESSAGES. THEIR WORDS ARE HUMAN SINCE THEY DO NOT COME FROM GOD. THEIR MESSAGES HAVE NO DIVINE POWER TO SAVE. TO ACCEPT THEIR HUMAN PREACHINGS AS DIVINE, COMING FROM GOD, IS TO BELIEVE IN VAIN.
12)-THE PREACHER, WHO TEACHES ME WITH THE BIBLE IN HIS HANDS, IS THE PERSON TO WHOM I BELIEVE.
I BELIEVE THE PREACHER WHEN HE TEACHES ME WITH THE BIBLE IN HIS HANDS. WHEN HE TEACHES ME THE WORD OF GOD, I BELIEVE GOD TEACHING ME THROUGH THE PREACHER. WHEN HE TEACHES ME WHAT HE THINKS, I ONLY BELIEVE THE PREACHER AND NOT GOD.
WHEN MY PREACHER READS ME THE BIBLE, HE READS ME THE WORD OF GOD. HOWEVER, WHEN MY PREACHER CLARIFIES A MESSAGE FROM THE BIBLE, HIS PREACHINGS IS NOT THE WORD OF GOD, BUT HIS OWN WORDS. THE PREACHER TELLS ME WHAT HE KNOWS, WHAT HE LEARNED, WHAT HE THINKS AND WHAT HE LIKES TO TELL ME.
13)-WITHOUT DIVINE REVELATION, NO ONE CAN ATTAIN SALVATION.
GOD HIMSELF REVEALS THAT I MUST BELIEVE IN GOD TO WORK MY SALVATION.
GOD, IN HIS COMMANDMENT TO BELIEVE IN GOD, DID NOT WANT TO EXPOSE ALL OF US TO THE PERIL AND DANGERS OF THE STREET.
GOD ORGANIZED EACH ONE’S LIFE WITH 2 GROUPS TO HELP US AVOID THE PITFALLS OF DAMNATION. HE SAW ME TO BE BORN WITH 2 GROUPS WHO WOULD HELP EACH ONE TO WORK OUR SALVATION.
14)-MY PARENTS ARE MY FIRST GROUP.
GOD MANDATES MY PARENTS TO TEACH ME ALL GOD’S TEACHINGS.
May we read God’ WORDS to my parents in Genesis 18:19:
“For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”
15)-MY BISHOPS AND PRIESTS IN THE CHURCH ARE MY SECOND GROUP.
BISHOPS AND PRIESTS ARE MY SECOND AUTHORITY WITH GOD’S MANDATE TO TEACH ME THE TEACHINGS OF GOD.
May we read God’s own words to my priests and bishops in Matthew 28:16-20:
“THE GREAT COMMISSION TO THE BISHOPS AND PRIESTS OF THE CHURCH:
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them,
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
JOHN PAUL II AFIRMS TEACHING CATECHISM TO THEIR FAITHFUL, AND TO ALL NATIONS, IS THE MANDATE OF JESUS HIMSELF TO HIS BISHOPS AND PRIESTS IN THE CHURCH.
EACH FAITHFUL HAS THE MORAL OBLIGATION TO HELP HIS PRIESTS AND BISHOPS TO TEACH PAROCHIAL CATECHISM ALL YEAR ROUND. IT IS A GRAVE OBLIGATION FOR THE CLERGY TO TEACH CATECHISM SINCE IT SPOUTS FROM THEIR PRIESTLY ORDINATION.
BISHOPS AND PRIESTS WILL BE JUDGED IN THE FINAL HOUR ON THIS MANDATE OF THE LORD JESUS.
16)-BISHOPS WITH THEIR SEMINARIES DO NOT PREPARE PRIESTS AND BISHOPS TO TEACH CATECHISM.
THE UNFATHOMABLE AND MOST DEPLORABLE LIE IN THE CHURCH IS TO SEND PRIESTS EVANGELIZERS WHO CANNOT EVENGELIZE.
THERE IS NOT ONE PRIEST WHO LEARNED THE “CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH” IN THE SEMINARY. “POOR PRIESTS,” THEY NEVER HAD CLASSES ON HOW TO TEACH, HOW TO PREPARE A COURSE IN CATECHISM. ONCE THEY ARE IN THE MINISTRY, THEY ARE UNDER PRESSURE TO TEACH. ALL THE CAN DO IS TO THROW IN “A TALK” WHERE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND NOTHING. THIS IS WHY OUR BISHOPS AND PRIESTS DETEST TEACHING CATECHISM. THEY TELL THE FOLKS THEY ARE ABOVE CATECHISM, THEY ARE THEOLOGIANS!!!
17)-THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCTRINE IN THE LIFE OF THE BELIEVER, THE BISHOPS LEAVE IT TO GRAN’MOTHERS AND LITTLE GIRLS.
MOST CATECHISTS ARE VOLUNTEERS TO TEACH CATECHISM SINCE THEY ARE TOLD PRIESTS ARE TOO BUSY ELSEWHERE! UNFORTUNATELY THEY HAVE NO ADEQUATE PREPARATION.
THE GRAVE AND SOLEMN MANDATE OF THE LORD JESUS HIMSELF TO THE BISHOPS FALLS ON DEAF EARS WHO ARE VERY BUSY WITH POLITICS.
HOWEVER, JESUS WILL JUDGE BISHOPS AND PRIESTS WITH THE STICK OF HIS MANDATE TO TEACH CATECHISM:
“teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
18)-TO FORSAKE THE FLOCK OF THE LORD FOR OTHER PREOCUPATIONS IS FATAL TO EACH BISHOP AND PRIEST.
JOHN PAUL II, IN CATECHESI TRADENDAE #13, BEGS BISHOPS AND PRIESTS NOT TO GIVE PRIORITY TO OTHER PREOCUPATIONS.
HOWEVER, NO SEMINARY STUDIES CATECHESI TRADENDAE. PRIORITY IS BY FAR GIVEN TO PSYCHOLOGISTS; MUSLOV OVER THE POPE.
SAINT PAUL REVEALS TO HIS BISHOP TIMOTHY THAT WILL JUDGE US IN THE LAST HOUR.
May we read saint Paul in his own words to bishop Timothy in 2 Tim 4:1-5:
Preach the Word
“ I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”
19)-BISHOPS AND PRIESTS MUST WORK THEIR OWN SALVATION.
FROM THE LIPS OF A DYING PRIEST I RECEIVED THIS CONFESSION:
“I HAD FORGOTTEN THAT I WAS A PRIEST.”
I HEARD THIS VERY UPSETTING CONFESSION MANY TIMES IN MY LIFE. WHAT A TRAGEDY! WAITING FOR THE LAST MOMENT OF LIFE TO REALIZE I AM COMING BEFORE THE JUDGE WITH EMPTY HANDS! HOW AWFUL!
20)-ABSOLUTELY, GOD, IN HIS PLAN FOR SALVATION, SHOWS HIMSELF THE PROVIDER.
GOD HIMSELF URGES HIS PRIESTS AND BISHOPS TO TEACH HIS TEACHINGS TO EVERY MAN AND WOMAN.
21)-GOD IN HIS DIVINE LOVE DOES NOT ABANDON US IN OUR STRENOUS BATTLES AGAINST SATAN, THE FLESH AND THE CORRUPT WORLD.
GOD DOES NOT ABANDON US IN THE PERILS OF THIS LIFE. OUR STREETS ARE FILLED WITH PREDATORY PREACHERS POSING AS PROPHETS AND GOD-SENT ANGELS OF LIGHT TO GUIDE US TO HEAVEN.
ALSO MANY PREACHERS TAKE ON THE BIBLE ROAD JUST FOR THE SAKE OF MONEY MAKING! CORRUPTION IN PEOPLE IS AS OLD AS ADAM AND EVE.
THUS, GOD LOOKS AFTER US WITH KINDNESS. HE KNOWS OUR HUMAN FRAILTY AND THE WEAKNESSES OF OUR REASONING POWER. WE MEET PREACHERS IN GOOD FAITH WITH ERRONEOUS DOCTRINES WITHOUT KNOWING IT.
22)-SAINT PAUL, IN HIS LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS, WARNS US OF THE DANGER TO BELIEVE SOMEONE ELSE.
May we read saint Paul in his own words in 1 Cor 15:1-2:
“Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—otherwise you will have believed in vain.”
23)-ST PAUL SAYS IT IS POSSIBLE TO BELIEVE IN VAIN.
SAINT PAUL REVEALS TO EACH ONE OF US THE POSSIBLITY TO BELIEVE IN VAIN.
IN HIS LETTER TO THE GALATIANS, SAINT PAUL, WITH THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL, BEGS HIS FAITHFUL NOT TO FOLLOW FALSE PREACHERS. IF THEY DO SO, THEY WILL HAVE BELIEVE IN VAIN. TO BELIEVE IN VAIN IS TO FOLLOW A PATH LEADING OUT OF HEAVEN.
May we read saint Paul in his own words to his Galatians 1:6-9:
“No Other Gospel
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— not that there is another one, but there are some who trouble you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.”
24)-MY PREACHER WHO TEACHES ME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON IN MY LIFE.
JESUS PERFECTLY ORGANIZED HIS CHURCH. EVERYTHING IS ORIENTED IN THE CHURCH TO PROMOTE SALVATION TO ALL.
THE PARENTS ARE THE MOST DEAR TO THE CHILD. THE CHILD IS OPEN TO RECEIVE ALL THE TEACHINGS HIS PARENTS WILL OFFER.
BLESSED IS THE CHILD WITH PARENTS CONSCIENTIOUS OF THEIR SACRED DUTIES TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD. PARENTS AND CHILDREN JOURNEY TOGETHER IN HOLINESS TO THEIR HEAVENLY HOME. Please meditate on Genesis 18:19.
25)-THE CHURCH ALSO GIVES TO THE YOUNG HIS BISHOPS AND PRIESTS.
BISHOPS AND PRIESTS ARE PERSONS WITH MORE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD’S TEACHINGS TO TEACH THEIR FAITHFUL THE WAYS OF THE LORD.
THE EVANGELIZING MISSION OF THE CHURCH IS TO MAKE SURE NOBODY WILL BELIEVE IN VAIN ON THE JOURNEY TO THE LAST DAY.
May the good Lord bless us in our studies of the commitments Jesus entrusted to Peter and his Successors to guide us to heaven. The professor.
TO BELIEVE IS TO ACEPT SOMEONE’S WORDS AS TRUTHFUL.