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Part Three of The Dogma of Baptism Upheld & the Lie of ‘Faith Alone’ Cast Down (2 Letters Consisting of 2 Prefacing Notes, An Afterword & 18 Chapters)
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AN 8TH NOTE TO THE READER:
My mother took a slightly more conciliatory tone in the first part of her next response, evincing some evidence that she actually had read parts of my previous letters. However, it became plain that she had lied, either not reading everything or not reading it carefully unto a full understanding, whilst make-believing that she had. This is characteristic of the children of the Devil, especially heretics, who imitate their father. I therefore called her upon it, exposing her lie.
Moreover, her new tone quickly gave way to more vitriolic rhetoric against the Blessed Virgin Mary and excessive respect, bordering on idolatry, for the Jews. These two things go hand-in-hand, Talmudic Jews despising the Mother of God with the undying hatred of their master, the Devil. Evangelic Protestants follow suit, like a little brother who admires the every sentiment, expression & gesture of his older brother. Protestants don’t fully realize it, so all-pervasive is the wicked spirit animating both of them. In the meantime, Jews --- like worldly older siblings everywhere --- tend to treat them & their admiration with barely disguised contempt, nevertheless using it to their advantage. A disdain much deserved by Evangelics, who paradoxically recognize the blindness of the Jews when it comes to their total rejection of Jesus.
Such is the confusion of the wicked.
+ + + 9. Letter of 25 March 2007 + + +
+ + + 9a. A Lie Disclosed + + +
My Dearest Mother,
Concerning your umbrage at being called a liar --- you insisting, in response, that you do indeed read everything I write --- my exact words were these:
“The conclusion is simple, my dear mother. Either you are lying to me about reading everything or you are lying about me despite having read everything. The former means you haven’t read carefully & thoroughly, regardless of what you say; the latter means that you have, yet go about slandering Catholics like me knowing full well your allegations are false.” [letter of Paul Doughton on March 2, 2007, fourth paragraph]
I did not deign to judge between the two options. Yet assuming you are honest about having read everything I write both carefully & thoroughly, then only the second option is applicable: you lie about me, despite having read everything. How dare I say this? Once again my exact words:
“If, as you claim, you ‘have read everything’ (your words, 2nd email of 1 March 2007), then why do you continually make statements about Roman Catholicism that are false?
“For instance, in my letter of 14 February 2007, I very clearly communicated --- and explained in some detail, referring to your own bible --- how the Catholic Church teaches that both belief and baptism are necessary for salvation. Whereas, in your email of 15 February 2007, you slander Catholics, arguing against our Faith by acting as if the Church teaches only baptism will save a man.
“Or how about the charge you twice pressed on February 19th & 21st (not to mention in years past, too) that Catholics ‘worship’ the Blessed Virgin Mary? This in spite of me having very clearly, and at some length, refuted this lie in my email of 14 November 2005 and which I quoted to you again on 26 February 2007.” [ibid., first three paragraphs]
In the quote above I gave two categories of false statements that you made regarding Roman Catholicism. Others exist. The latter example (the Virgin Mary) we will take up shortly; the former (baptism) we examine now. On the 15th of February you said:
“No mention of baptism in this statement. Why? Because if you don’t believe then all the baptizing in the world will not save you! It is not the baptizing that saves it is the believing in Christ and His finished work on the cross and overcoming of sin, death and hell for us that saves us!” [excerpt from paragraph twenty, bold emphasis yours]
You referred to baptism by way of Mark 16:16, clearly inferring that Catholics think it is ‘baptism alone’ which saves a man by saying, “Because if you don’t believe then all the baptizing in the world will not save you!” [italic emphasis mine] This you represent as your position, wherein baptism without belief cannot save, never acknowledging that this is the Catholic position, too. Yet why bother telling me --- with an exclamation point at the end of the sentence --- how baptism without belief won’t save me, unless you suppose Catholics don’t know or admit this? Hence, you are saying Catholicism teaches ‘baptism alone’. Ergo as well, you are totally ignoring what I said about baptism in my long letter of 14 February 2007, prior to what you wrote above on February 15th:
“So, then, let us dispense with your nonsense about real Catholics thinking it is ‘baptism alone’ that saves a man. The Roman Catholic Church since the AD 30s has never taught this, nor have I ever proclaimed such a silly thing to you. Au contraire, the Catholic Faith infallibly insists --- and I obediently follow Her words, they being the words of Her Lord, King Jesus Christ of Nazareth, spoken by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth (John 14:16-17, 15:26-27), through Her, the Church, ‘…the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth…’ (1 Timothy 3:15 KJV) --- that a man gains the Hope of Salvation by both believing in all that Jesus has commanded to be taught through His Body, the Catholic Church, and by being baptized in water.”
Indeed, you ignored me again by saying in the letter you sent on February 21st:
“I AM NOT GOING TO ARGUE WITH YOU ANY LONGER OVER BAPTISM AND BELIEF AS I HAVE MADE MYSELF CLEAR THAT BAPTISM WITHOUT BELIEF IS OF NO ACCOUNT AND THAT IT IS A LACK OF BELIEF THAT DAMNS A PERSON NOT A LACK OF BAPTISM.” [excerpt from paragraph one, italic emphasis mine, all other emphases yours]
The problem, of course, is that I, too, made myself clear. To wit, the quote just three paragraphs previous to this paragraph from my letter of February 14 shows how I, also, as you put it, “…MADE MYSELF CLEAR THAT BAPTISM WITHOUT BELIEF IS OF NO ACCOUNT…” Having explained this clearly, it is thus undeniable that either you did not read everything like you claim, carefully & thoroughly --- leastwise, not as of February 21st --- or else you slandered me (and therefore the Faith I uphold) regardless of what you had read both carefully & thoroughly. That is to say, “Either you are lying to me about reading everything or you are lying about me despite having read everything.” [letter of Paul Doughton on March 2, 2007, fourth paragraph]
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Moreover, your lie is not simply to or about me. For you are as well either lying to or lying about yourself. How so? Let us recall what you said on February 15:
“It is not the baptizing that saves…”
And on February 21:
“…IT IS A LACK OF BELIEF THAT DAMNS A PERSON NOT A LACK OF BAPTISM.”
Whereas Jesus said nearly two thousand years ago:
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved…” (Mark 16:16a KJV)
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born
of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the
While Peter said around the same time:
“Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…” (Acts 2:38b-c KJV)
And some time later:
“For Christ… preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient… while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us…” (1 Peter 3:18a, 19b-20a, 20c-21a KJV)
My dear mother, you claim to believe what the Bible says. So there you are --- four separate quotes amongst many others I could summon were I to lengthen my rebuttals beyond your ability to endure, which I have cited repeatedly during the last two months. Inerrant quotes from the mouths of Jesus & Peter via one of your own translations of the Bible that very vividly illustrate how the Almighty God by His Sovereign Will chooses to make water baptism an instrument of His Salvation, remitting the sins of penitent men & opening the Kingdom of Heaven to their souls. Yet what do you do?
Either, one, you lie to yourself, preferring to believe the manmade tradition of ‘faith alone’ rather than the inerrant, plain & obvious words of Sacred Scripture when it comes to baptism, belief & salvation. Or else, two, you lie about yourself, knowing very well the Bible says what it means and means what it says about men needing baptism to save their souls, whilst pretending it does not --- and expecting others to take your fallible word for it, as if you personally know the Infallible Mind of God better than His Infallible Roman Catholic Church --- and hence merely pretending to rightly follow the thing (Sacred Scripture) which you actually despise.
Unfortunately, at this point in our debate, the former option is no longer credible. I.e., whether or not you’ve read everything I’ve written both carefully & thoroughly as you claim, your responses are evidence that you’ve read at least some of it to a certain degree. Indeed, you went so far in your last letter as to tacitly admit how the Bible truly does uphold the necessity of baptism for salvation where you say:
“…there is one (1) verse that says believeth and is baptized and a possible 2nd place that you can harp on in Acts…” [your letter on March 5, 2007, paragraph six]
Consequently, you are not just lying to yourself. You know quite well what your own bibles say regarding baptism. The four passages of Mark 16:16, John 3:5, Acts 2:38 & 1 Peter 3:18-21 are plenty of evidence against you --- proof that the Bible upholds what the Roman Catholic Church has infallibly taught for two thousand years, and proof that run-of-the-mill Protestant heretics neither believe God’s infallible Pillar & Ground of the Truth (1 Timothy 3:15) nor even His inerrant Sacred Scripture like they claim.
No, the reality is otherwise. You are lying about yourself. You know but you refuse to admit it. The closest you can come to acknowledging the truth about baptism --- in spite of what your bibles plainly & obviously say --- are your words from the quote above. Yet what do you do hot on the heels of this partial admission? You go on to invoke lots of other verses in the Bible that mention belief without also mentioning baptism. This, you pretend, not only ‘trumps’ the obvious interpretation of the four passages that I have repeatedly cited but ‘refutes’ their plain & literal meaning, too!
Shame upon you, mother & father. Shame upon you for daring to set scripture against scripture, as if God’s inerrant Bible could contradict itself, the dilemma resolvable solely by taking a poll of verses to see which way the majority supposedly lean. What? Does the Bible contain erroneous verses, mistakes that must be countered or ignored by consulting the ‘majority opinion’ of the rest of the verses of Sacred Scripture? Tell me, my dear parents:
Is the Bible inerrant or is it not?
Yet if it is without error, never speaking a lie, never containing a mistake, then it can never contradict itself. Meanwhile, your heretical misinterpretation demands that Sacred Scripture contradict itself. Per your fallible opinion, the Bible touts ‘faith alone’ wherever it speaks of belief without also mentioning baptism --- and in spite of the fact that Sacred Scripture nowhere explicitly says it is ‘faith alone’ that justifies or saves, indeed, despite the Bible saying straight-out in James’ epistle that it is also a man’s works which justify him and not faith only! As a result, you don’t just impose a manmade notion upon Sacred Scripture, considering your human opinion to be of greater authority than the Sovereign Mind of God or the Dogmas of His Son’s Body, the Infallible Pillar & Ground of Truth, but you totally disregard what the Bible explicitly says in direct opposition to what you pretend is its ‘real’, ‘subtle’ or ‘hidden’ meaning.
Again I say, shame upon you! Like the Devil tempting Jesus by misinterpreting Psalm 91:11-12 to trick God’s Son into the sin of a false trust in God’s Providence instead of a true & right trust (Matthew 4:5-7), so you tempt men by misinterpreting biblical verses to trick them into the sin of a false trust in God’s Salvation instead of a true & right trust via God’s Son’s Body, the Catholic Church. All the while you trample the obvious. Because if your heretical ideas are correct, then Jesus & Peter should never have said what they said about baptism saving a man or remitting his sins!
It’s that simple, my dear mother & father. Jesus & Peter said what they said, simply & plainly. The words are not difficult or subtle. They are also repetitive. That is to say, I’ve shown you four places (and a fifth in passing, in one of my emails) where the necessity of baptism is clearly upheld. There are many others. However, because these passages don’t comport with your traditions of men, you ignored them. Then, finding it impossible to go on ignoring them due to my tenacity and also your stubborn willingness to finally engage me at some length on the subject of Roman Catholicism, you discard them. In what way? By pretending that, because Jesus only mentions lack of belief in the latter half of Mark 16:16 as damning a man, then His words immediately previous to this are irrelevant. Why, say you implicitly, the first half of His sentence must be meaningless!
Literally, meaningless. For what else can you do with the simple, plain & obvious words that He spoke when you choose not to believe them? As a result, you are the very persons He condemned, on this count alone, where He said, “…but he that believeth not shall be damned…” (Mark 16:16b KJV), when you choose to believe not His words in the first part of the verse where He said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved…” (Mark 16:16a KJV)
Do you get it, my dear parents? Your unbelief in His simple, plain & obvious words about the necessity of baptism for salvation literally renders them meaningless since you pretend to ‘believe’ your bibles yet will not heed His straight-forward command concerning the critical need to be baptized in order to be saved.
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Saying this, I have now solved your riddle. For you remarked:
“Why you keep harping on this subject is more than I can imagine. It seems that you are hung up on very small matters. You are never going to accomplish getting Dad and I to agree on your small matters concerning this subject. We believe Salvation is totally by faith…” [your letter on March 5, 2007, paragraph two]
But you lie again. For you know very well why I “keep harping on this subject…” I harp, playing the lovely tune of Heaven, because the salvation of your souls does not belong to “very small matters.” And if you would be saved, then you must learn to play the Harp of Catholic Faith as well, or else you will never sing in a choir of celestial angels. For Jesus said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved…” (Mark 16:16a KJV) And His head steward, the Apostle Peter, declared, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins…” (Acts 2:38b-c KJV) Ergo, without baptism a man cannot have his sins remitted or be saved. Therefore, neither can the two of you have your sins remitted or save your souls since most, if not all, Evangelic heretics have forgotten the correct way to baptize. Moreover, even were the two of you properly baptized, your baptism is of no avail since, when it comes to adults who have the ability to reason, your unbelief in Jesus’ Body’s Infallible Catholic Teachings damns you forever to the Pit of Hell should you die in that rebellious state. As Jesus said:
“…but he that believeth not shall be damned.” (Mark 16:16b KJV)
This crucial belief --- in all of the infallible teachings of
God’s Roman Catholic Faith --- men with an ability to reason must hold.
Those without the ability to reason (viz., small children, men retarded since
youth or the perpetually insane) have the Church believe for them, She standing
in their stead when they are properly baptized. Which, very sensibly, is why
Catholics baptize babies. God through His Church infallibly tells us to do so
in order for them to enter Heaven should they die while still young. How
compassionate of both God & His Church to provide the means of saving their
poor little souls! Did not Jesus chastise those who tried to stop parents from
bringing their children to Him? “But when Jesus saw it, he was much
displeased, and said unto them, ‘Suffer the little children to come unto
me, and forbid them not: for of such is the
And why… why do you do so?
Because your bibles anywhere explicitly tell you not to baptize children?
Nonsense! They say nothing of the sort and you know it. Rather, once again you cling to a manmade tradition, in this case one that condemns the baptism of infants. And for what reason? The answer is simple --- because you also cling to a manmade tradition that says men save their souls by ‘faith alone’. An allegation proven by your own words in the quote six paragraphs previous where you state:
“We believe Salvation is totally by faith…” [your letter on March 5, 2007, paragraph two, all emphases mine]
As a result, you add an ‘eleventh commandment’ to the Ten Commandments (amongst many other additions that you make by lauding your traditions of men, not to mention all of the commandments you subtract by not believing in or obeying them). Per you, “Thou shalt not baptize babies.” It is ridiculous, you think, since ‘faith alone’ saves a man, and offends your sensibilities and God’s, too. Although why should you get upset about it? Baptism itself can neither save nor condemn a man, suppose you. So isn’t your conflict with Roman Catholicism over water baptism an unimportant thing, one of those “very small matters” for which you impugned me?
Ah, but it’s not an unimportant thing to you, is it? ‘Faith alone’ is a crucial linchpin to your heresy, isn’t it? Because if it isn’t ‘faith alone’ --- and the latter half of my letter of February 14th showed decisively how it is not --- then you have to face the Wrath of God for not doing what He commands you to do. To begin with, for not obeying the first three of the Ten Commandments by eschewing the false god of your false religion and becoming penitently Roman Catholic in order to placate His Divine Ire!
But such are the lies of the Devil that you & your cohorts would rather follow your hellish father into the Pit of Damnation than to acknowledge your rebellion against the Almighty Creator, even dragging the precious souls of your very own children with you --- and all because you won’t admit that it is right faith plus good works that saves a man’s soul from Everlasting Fire, including the souls of those who are too young to have done anything other than have been born in the guilt of Original Sin by being conceived from the corruption of Adam’s flesh.
After all, small children aren’t capable of believing much of anything, are they? Their minds are not sufficiently developed, their little intelligences nowhere nearly far enough advanced to understand what grown up men can understand. Consequently, how can they practice ‘faith alone’ to save their souls? And so you presume yet another human fantasy --- something the Bible never tells you to believe --- preferring to imagine out of thin air that God somehow takes little dead babies into Heaven regardless of their having never said a ‘sinner’s prayer’ or believed in your imaginary ‘jesus’ like you want to think is supposed to be done by those who are older, and despite them having never received baptism’s supernaturally cleansing waters like Jesus & Peter taught & commanded.
How arrogantly cruel of you! How wickedly rebellious, denying the words of Sacred Scripture, which makes no distinction between those who are young and those who are older, Jesus & Peter instead unmistakably commanding men to be baptized in order to get hope of salvation. Parents being the guardians of their children, they supplying what their little ones are too young to decide & do for themselves in this earthly realm for physical needs, why should it be any different on earth when it comes to their spiritual needs? Namely, for the remission of Original Sin into which they were conceived, placing the Harp of Heaven into their hands, that they may one day play in the Choirs of Angels should they die prior to attaining the ability to reason but after being baptized.
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In the meantime, you also completely ignore what I have very sensibly pointed out before. For while you claim the latter half of Mark 16:16 ‘proves’ your heresy of ‘faith alone’ --- handily ignoring into irrelevance Jesus’ simple & plain words about baptism along with belief saving a man in Mark 16:16a --- you have absolutely no good idea or reasonable explanation for why Jesus said what He said in Mark 16:16a, which is why you have absolutely no choice but to ignore His words there as meaningless. Whereas, to the contrary, Catholics can not only easily explain Mark 16:16 and why Jesus said what He said in both halves of the verse, but the Roman Catholic Church’s Dogma of Baptism is the only thing which does literally, from the very bowels of reason itself, demand that Jesus say it the way He said it, He having chosen to mention baptism at this point in His discourse. This I explained in my long letter to you on February 14th:
“Has it never occurred to you --- seeing as how you’re neither infallible nor have you ever said you are, apart from a brief moment at Camp Paradise where you jested sarcastically, mother, in response to my tenaciously holding you responsible for taking this very verse seriously and not tossing it to the side --- that there could be a reasonable explanation for why Jesus mentioned baptism in the first half of the verse while not in the latter half, the two halves harmonizing with perfectly good sense and utter ease?
“Then listen up and don’t axiomatically reject what you don’t want to believe just because it isn’t to your preconceived tastes and within your manmade traditions. Consider: what is Baptism? Is it something you have to do again and again? No, because neither Jesus nor His Apostles nor any of the writers of the Bible make any explicit mention of it being repeatable. Neither has the Roman Catholic Church ever taught in Her two thousand year history that it must or can be repeated, nor has any early Christian writer extra-biblically ever taught that it is so. To the contrary, every mention of baptism, whether in the Bible or elsewhere, makes it clear, if only inferentially, that baptism, once done correctly, is never to be done again.
“It is a one-time thing.
“A good-willed man comes to realize that he must do it, as part of believing and obeying rightly, and therefore he prepares for it properly. He studies all that he must know and believe in order to join with Jesus’ New Covenant Body, the Catholic Church. Then, fully prepared and penitent, he takes the plunge --- no pun intended --- dying with Jesus Christ in water baptism so that he might then have reasonable hope of living with Christ some day to come after life on this earth and, provided he perseveres in all of Jesus’ teachings & commandments from that point in time onward, attaining to the promise of that wondrous hope when he dies a good death in the state of grace.
“A man only has to be baptized correctly once in his life. Hence Jesus saying in the first half of His sentence, ‘He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved…’ Yet a man must believe correctly from that point of baptism onward for the rest of his life. Hence Jesus saying in the second half, ‘…but he that believeth not shall be damned.’
“Case closed, verse explained, with utter ease and perfectly good sense and simplicity.
“Whereas, to the hideous contrary, self-styled ‘bible-believing christians’ like yourselves must focus on the latter half of the verse solely to the complete exclusion of the baldfaced words and their very obvious meaning in the first half, having no way to explain them being there and why they don’t mean what they clearly say they mean… truly, despite Sacred Scripture nowhere in its text saying that baptism does not save a man!
“Who, then, believes the Bible?
“The two of you, or me?”
Wherefore I announce to you, mother & father, that this subject is closed. Unless you come up with some new lie that I haven’t yet addressed --- necessitating my response in order to prevent souls from falling certainly into the Pit of Damnation outside the Roman Catholic Church --- or unless you exhibit the good will of a sensible spiritual humility, not pretending it’s impossible for you to be mistaken about imperative religious matters, then I am not going to waste my time refuting you about baptism & belief any longer. I have both shown you to be a liar, mother, and shown how the two of you cling to the lies of a false religion in spite of me successfully rebutting you, using the words of your own bibles. I have warned you clearly about the mortal danger to your souls. Therefore, as my name’s sake, the Apostle Paul, said once to hard-hearted Jews, so say I to you:
“Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean: from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.” (Acts 18:6b KJV)
For I am no longer, in the present situation, going to waste time writing more emails to you about Roman Catholicism when what I have already said is plenty enough to convict the humble & reasonable man of his heresy. Indeed, my purpose for going on as long as I have --- aside from the opportunity finally arising that you would be willing to speak of these things by letter at some length, however arrogantly, as well as my very real love for your souls, not wanting to see you descend forever into the Pit of Hell after your deaths upon the earth --- is to provide fodder with which to feed the minds of other heretical men. That is to say, whether or not you ever convert, my rebuttals against your religious lies can be the means of evangelizing other souls trapped in Protestant heresy. Men who, unlike you thus far, might genuinely hunger to taste God’s Saving Truth and so enter penitently into His Catholic Church.
Consequently, there remain but a few more topics to address before this email ends.
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One, you accuse Roman Catholics of attributing to the Blessed Virgin Mary “god qualities that belong only to God…” [your letter on 5 March 2007, paragraph eight] You apparently consider some of these “god qualities” to be Her intercession before God on behalf of men, Her ability to often dispense His blessings however She may see fit, Her continuing role in the salvation of souls, and Her reception of prayers from good Catholics. To which I retort:
Where in the world does the Bible say, straight out & simple, that Mary can’t intercede with God for men, can’t dispense God’s blessings, can’t help save souls, and can’t hear prayers?
You know perfectly well the Bible says no such things. Yet again you are adding to Sacred Scripture your traditions of men, pretending to follow the authority of the Bible while following instead the rule of your own imaginations.
As to the first, be sensible --- why can’t Mary intercede with God for men? Did not Moses, the great man of God, intercede on behalf of the wicked Israelites, those who had rebelled against their God-given leaders, staying the Hand of God in His Wrath against them? (Numbers 16:20-35) And did not his brother, Aaron, when the plague broke out to punish them for their revolt, make “…an atonement for the people. And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed”? (Numbers 16:47e-48 KJV)
So how is it mere men on earth during the Old Covenant can intercede with God on behalf of other men, saving millions of lives, while Mary --- who lived at the beginning of the New Covenant and now resides in Heaven seeing God’s Face, having been singled out amongst all other creatures to bear His Divine Son within Her Precious Womb --- can’t, at a bare minimum, do the very same thing?
Do you comprehend? Your lack of belief is not only unbiblical, but senseless! What’s more, I have answered not just your first but also your second & third concerns, the ones regarding Her part in dispensing God’s blessings and helping souls to be saved. Truly, an unbelief that is senseless since you deny Her the capability of doing what you yourselves take for granted in your own lives. To wit, do you not ask your false god to convert me back from Catholicism and into your so-called ‘born again christianity’? And do you not, or have you not, asked your false god to help me or to bless me during my life in various circumstances? What’s more, will not other Charismatic Evangelic Protestants ask you to pray to your false god for them on their behalf? And what is this, if not intercession? Are you not interceding for me and for others? Then why can’t Queen Mary do in Heaven what you take for granted doing here on earth? Or do you hypocritically accuse Roman Catholics of treating the Virgin Mary like She’s God while you go around ‘acting like God’ all of the time by interceding for the souls of others?
As to the fourth, concerning Her reception of prayers from good Catholics, I drive the point home further:
Where in the world does Sacred Scripture say you’re not supposed to pray to anyone apart from God? And where do you get the idea that to pray to someone is automatically identical to worshipping that someone as if he is God?
You don’t find it in the Bible, I’ll tell you that much! As a matter of fact, the closest any Protestant can ever come to making it appear like Sacred Scripture forbids prayer to the saints is a citation from Deuteronomy concerning necromancy. But like I told you over two years ago:
“One, nowhere in your bibles will you find a verse forbidding prayer to the Saints. Hence, how can anyone say it’s wrong?
“Notwithstanding, two, you will cite the next best thing --- Deuteronomy 18:9-13. Specifically, where the Creator announces through the Prophet Moses:
“‘There shall not be found among you... a necromancer.” (Deuteronomy 18:10a, 11d KJV)
“Now a ‘necromancer’ is someone who engages in
‘necromancy’, something Webster defines as ‘...the practice
of claiming to foretell the future by... communication with the dead...’
and ‘black magic’ or ‘sorcery’. [Webster’s New
World Dictionary, 2nd College Edition, printed by The World Publishing Company
“Therefore, how can the condemnation in Deuteronomy apply to a Roman Catholic praying to a saint?
“Going on, three, you will admit that angels can assist people on earth as representatives of the Creator --- whereas saints, because they’re ‘dead’, you will insist cannot do so. Yet what did Jesus say?
“‘Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying, “Master, Moses wrote unto us, ‘If a man’s brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.’ (Deuteronomy 25:5-6) Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise. And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? For the seven had her to wife.” And Jesus answering said unto them, “Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.”’ (Mark 12:18-25 KJV)
“‘…they …are as the angels which are in heaven.’ (Mark 12:25a, c-d KJV)
“The saints being like ‘the angels which are in heaven’, how is it the Creator cannot use them as His servants just like He does with the angels --- and where in the world does it say in the Bible that He doesn’t? Jesus’ words to the wily Sadducees are even more applicable to this subject as recorded elsewhere:
“‘And Jesus answering said unto them, “The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.”’ (Luke 20:34-36 KJV)
“‘…for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God…’ (Luke 20:36b-c KJV)
“Once more, the point?
“How can saints --- who by definition are in Heaven with the Creator and are thus ‘equal unto the angels’, being ‘the children of God’ --- not be able to assist people on earth just as their equals, the angels, do, and where does the Bible say the Creator forbids them to do this?
“Ah, but, four, you will say these verses speak of people after the resurrection. Consequently, how can Jesus be speaking of saints in Heaven who have not yet received new bodies since the resurrection of the body has not yet occurred? We look again more closely at Jesus’ words to the Sadducees:
“‘And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, “I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob”? (Exodus 3:4-6) He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.’ (Mark 12:26-27 KJV)
“Your whole position rests upon the accusation that the saints are ‘dead’. As you put it, ‘It is the angels that have been given charge over us to keep us in all of our ways. Not dead people.’ [your letter on 25 June 2004, Paragraph 6] But Jesus Himself points out how God spoke to Moses, calling Himself ‘…the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob…’ (Mark 12:26c KJV) And then, quite sensibly, Jesus makes the additional point:
“‘He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.’ (Mark 12:27 KJV)
“In other words, just because from earth’s perspective a saint’s body hasn’t yet risen from the dead, doesn’t make that saint ‘dead’ from Heaven’s perspective --- which is the only perspective that ultimately matters. Because, obviously, neither Abraham nor Isaac nor Jacob, each of whom was quite saintly by the time they left this earth in bodily death, had yet resurrected in the body when God spoke to Moses at the burning bush. Nor have… [their bodies] resurrected to this day as of this moment! Irregardless, Jesus calls them ‘living’. (Mark 12:27b KJV)
“Jesus makes it plain that both God & He (Who are One & the Same Divine Being, of course, despite existing as distinct Persons) consider Abraham, Isaac & Jacob to be alive, even though they have not yet received resurrected bodies. As a result, how can saints in Heaven --- in spite of not yet possessing new bodies --- be called ‘dead’, and how can Saul’s perilous mistake with the Witch of Endor (1 Samuel 28:3-20) be laid at the feet of Roman Catholics as if we practice the same horrible abomination? Saul consorted with a necromancer (real Catholics are neither necromancers nor do they consort with such rebels) who practiced sorcerous black magic (real Catholics avoid the filth and devilry of the occult with militant zeal), and the Prophet Samuel, being a saintly man, was most certainly alive from Heaven’s perspective (whereas real Catholics wouldn’t even think of praying to an unsaintly person who is, therefore, most certainly dead from Heaven’s perspective!) and was only permitted by the Creator to appear to Saul --- in conjunction with, but not due to, the witch’s magic --- so as to foretell Saul’s much-deserved punishment.” [letter of Paul Doughton on the 15th of August, 2004]
My dear parents, seeing as these things are the case, I once more ask:
Where in the world does Sacred Scripture say you’re not supposed to pray to anyone apart from God?
And again I remark:
You won’t find this stated in the Bible! Once more, you’re making teachings up out of thin air, substituting manmade tradition for what God actually does say, claiming to be infallible by never even admitting, if only in general and not about anything in specific, that you could, in fact, be wrong when it comes to religious beliefs. When, in reality, all that prayer amounts to, stripped down to its fundamental essence, is talking to someone who is both invisible to our earthly senses under normal circumstances and is better or greater than ourselves, and thus worthy of our deepest respect.
The question then becomes not should we ever pray to anyone other than God, but, rather, who does God permit men to pray to, being pleased to answer those prayers via those to whom we are permitted to pray? And the rejoinder:
God permits men to pray to those creatures who live with Him in Heaven --- they being either saints or angels --- and He is pleased to answer such prayers via these creatures by allowing them to intercede for, bless & save men on His Behalf, by His Holy Power. The Blessed Virgin Mary being His Most Glorious Creature by far, as proven by Him placing His Son in Her Womb and making Her the Mother of the Second Person of the Divine Trinity, it is a foregone conclusion that Roman Catholics will venerate Her more highly than any other saint or angel, and that we will pray to Her both more often and more reverently than any other being in Heaven, except for the Almighty Triune God Himself.
+ + + 9f. Yea, Not Nay! + + +
Nor should you think Jesus in Luke’s Gospel supports your venomous attack against the Virgin Mary. Wherein it is recorded:
“And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, ‘Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.’ But he said, ‘Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.’” (Luke 11:27-28 KJV)
For, contrary to your assertion, that “He did not agree with the woman that Mary, his earthly mother was more blessed and exclusive than anyone else…” [your letter to me on March 5, 2007, paragraph ten], what was the first word out of His Mouth in response to the woman’s accolades of His Mother, according to the KJV scholars?
And what is the word ‘yea’, what does it mean? It’s just an old-fashioned way of saying ‘yes’. I.e., Jesus’ first and immediate response to the woman praising His Mother was to say ‘yes’ --- not ‘no’!
Think about it, dear mother. Were your manmade tradition correct, then Luke’s account of Jesus’ words should have gone something like this:
“But he said, ‘Nay rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.’” (Luke 11:28 RAMV --- Revised Archaic Mother Version)
“Nay rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.”
Instead, Jesus’ actual words, as given to us by one of your own translations, is an affirmation of what the woman said, not a negation. That is to say, Jesus does not deny what she said, instead confirming it by saying ‘yes’. Then, having confirmed her speech, He goes on to reveal to the crowd that which made His Mother so blessed, a blessedness that, while never matching Her high degree, nevertheless anyone can achieve provided that they simply listen to what God commands and obey Him.
A blessedness, too, that you deny, either not knowing or not heeding your own bibles. For what does Sacred Scripture tell us elsewhere about the Blessed Virgin Mary?
“And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from
God unto a city of
“And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country
with haste, into a city of
In each case, whether through Gabriel the Archangel sent from God or Elizabeth the Prophetess filled with the Holy Spirit, the Almighty Creator speaking through His servants makes it plain… the Virgin Mary is blessed among women.
End of sentence.
Which is really just another way of saying, putting it into more contemporary terms, that out of all women Mary is most blessed, superlatively speaking. Indeed, that this is why Mary said about Herself, divinely led to respond to the Spirit-inspired words of Her cousin, Elizabeth:
“For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.” (Luke 1:48 KJV)
And who keeps this prophecy of Mary’s, that “all generations shall call me blessed” ---self-styled ‘born again christian’ Protestants like you or unabashed Roman Catholics like me? Or must I spell it out for you in excruciating detail?
Because, my dear parents, you know full well how Protestants like you --- and pretty much all Protestants in general, period --- pay no attention at all to the Virgin Mary, save for around Christmas time in a fleeting holiday hymn or song, or a seasonal pageant. She is of no account in your minds, being no more special than you think anyone is or any woman to be. “God could have chosen any woman to give birth to His Son’s flesh,” is a common blasphemous & heretical notion voiced by rebels of your ilk. Hence, Mary is Mary. No special title, no special honor… just Mary. Oh, on very rare occasion you may call Her ‘the Virgin’. But never ‘Blessed’. Never, never, never, never will you do that! So… a question for you:
Exactly how is Mary’s prophecy about Herself in Luke 1:48 fulfilled by you?
For you’ll recall that Mary said (and I quote from you own bible), “…for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.” (Luke 1:48b KJV)
Hmmm. Doesn’t that mean till this very day, aren’t we today a part of “all generations”? And yet, are you, are any ‘born again christians’ at all, calling Mary “blessed”? And if so, when was the last time you did so?
Let us be frank, dear parents. Nobody in the Evangelic Protestant camp --- least of all Charismatics --- and hardly anyone in Protestant circles in general will ever call Mary “blessed.” Whereas a good Catholic goes not a day without fulfilling Her prophecy, the term “blessed” rolling off his tongue in connection with Her Holy Name nearly every time he says it. Accordingly, when calls Her the Blessed Virgin Mary.
So, then, we see all the more how Jesus, Who is God, could not have been contradicting what He Himself said both through the Angel Gabriel & Elizabeth about Mary being the Blessed. Indeed, about Mary being “blessed… among women.” (Luke 1:28e, 42b KJV) And if blessed among women, about whom Her cousin, Elizabeth, at the inspiration of the Holy Spirit said, “blessed is the fruit of thy womb” (Luke 1:42c KJV), then is it not also irrefutably true what the unidentified woman in the crowd shouted out in praise of that womb? To wit, when she raised her voice, crying, “Blessed is the womb that bare thee”? (Luke 11:27e KJV)
Nevertheless, should there be any remaining doubts in your mind, then consider this:
For while the KJV gives a fair & accurate translation of Luke 11:27-28, a study of the Greek text from which it derives is even more devastating to the Protestant position. In Greek the single word that is rendered as “Yea rather” is the Greek word, ‘menounge’. (This is the term apparently used by the KJV scholars at the beginning of the AD 1600s, gleaned from the now much-derided Textus Receptus as Strong’s Concordance shows; the Greek text cobbled together by modern scholarship gives instead an almost identical word, ‘menoun’.) You may confirm this simply by looking up the English words ‘yea’ and ‘rather’ in Strong’s Concordance, seeking the entry for the verse, Luke 11:28. In either case you will see the utterly unique reference number 3304 given for the Greek Dictionary at the back. Turning to this reference, we find the already mentioned term, ‘menounge’. An amalgamated word, its definition, says Strong, is literally ‘so then at least’. More figuratively speaking, he says it can mean ‘nay but’, ‘yea doubtless’, ‘yea rather’ or ‘yea verily’. However, a careful study of the smaller terms which combine together to make up the larger word, ‘menounge’, is the most revealing.
These individual combining terms are ‘men’, ‘oun’ and ‘ge’ --- as is obvious from the larger entity, ‘menounge’. Per Strong, the first is an “affirmation or concession (in fact)…” [Greek Dictionary of Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, entry number 3303, as found on page 62 in the 1989 printing by World Bible Publishers, Inc. All emphasis in this or other quotes from Strong’s Concordance is from the original.] He goes on to give the potential meanings of ‘men’ as “even, indeed, so, some, truly, verily.” Whilst ‘oun’ can mean “…certainly, or (conj.) accordingly: --- and (so, truly), but, now (then), so (likewise then), then, therefore, verily, wherefore.” [Entry number 3767, as found on page 71 of Strong’s Greek Dictionary.] And the term ‘ge’ is, proffers he, an “emphasis or qualification (often used with other particles prefixed): --- and besides, doubtless, at least, yet.” [Ibid., entry number 1065 on page 23.]
Jesus’ initial response to the woman in the crowd is by no means a negation or rebuke of what she said. We repeat --- Jesus was not denying or belittling the woman’s words about His Mother. And Strong, being a Protestant, purposely downplayed the literal definition of ‘menounge’. As the list of potential meanings for the smaller component terms shows, he could just as well have chosen to render the literal definition of ‘menounge’ as ‘truly therefore doubtless’ instead of ‘so then at least’. And, whereas this is an entirely unique term in New Testament Greek, being nowhere else employed in Sacred Scripture and ancient Greek an even trickier language to translate accurately than most old or foreign tongues, it is evasively deceptive to put forth an ambiguous literal rendering like ‘so then at least’ as if it were officially the only literal rendering. It is still more misleading to translate the text here solely as ‘rather’ like the scholars of the more contemporary NIV do. But, of course, James Strong was walking the line between the KJV rendering, made when early Protestants were much less antagonistic toward Queen Mary, and his own times during the 19th century, when most Protestants had become very disdainful --- or at least blasé --- toward Her. The NIV scholars of the 20th century worked when modernity had scorned the Textus Receptus and slighted the KJV produced from it in 1611; they therefore had less reticence in rejecting its archaic text, mocking the Virgin Mary.
Wherefore I tell you, my dearest mother & father, that there is hardly any hint of ‘contrariness’ in the definitions of ‘menounge’, or even ‘menoun’, to be found in the Greek text for Jesus’ words in Luke 11:28. Examine closely the potential meanings for the component terms of ‘menounge’ should you not believe me. Only one of them, ‘but’, smacks of contradiction. Whilst another, ‘and besides’, merely invites comparison. The rest are affirmational, concessional, assertive, veracious, emphatic & qualifying. The term ‘rather’ doesn’t even appear amongst them. Not that ‘rather’ isn’t an acceptable component in a translation of ‘menounge’ or ‘menoun’, but that this word --- ‘rather’ --- is then necessarily seen to be a term of precisional comparison and not of oppositional contrast. In short, when we translate Jesus as saying, “Yea rather,” the word “rather” --- like “Yea”, used the way it is in the text here --- is a now somewhat archaic term meant to compare the blessedness of the Virgin Mary to that which makes any man truly blessed, thereby bringing the source of Her blessedness into the plain & exact view of high relief. It is neither derisive nor dismissive. It is, to the contrary, profoundly explanatory. I.e., Jesus both affirmed & conceded the fact of what the woman said, He then further explaining the source & origin of that blessedness.
Because what is it that made the Virgin Mary so very blessed, why did God choose Her? The answer is clear. God chose Her since She, and She alone of all creatures, of all Her sex, more perfectly listened to “the word of God” and kept it --- i.e., obeyed it. (Luke 11:28c KJV)
Here we come, full circle, back to the challenge of obedience. And I warn you, my dear parents… you have not listened to “the word of God”, His Roman Catholic Gospel, and you certainly have not kept it and obeyed it. Therefore, you mock & jeer at She Who did listen to “the word of God”, His Roman Catholic Gospel, and certainly did keep & obey it, perfectly in every single way, better than any mere man ever has or ever will in this life. It is for this reason that a Catholic often capitalizes the first letter of words having to do with Her, to honor Her unrivaled accomplishment & Her supreme position in Heaven as God’s Greatest Saint & Creature Throughout All Creation. It is a Protestant innovation that would reserve capitalization only for words to do with God. An innovation that does not even make good sense, seeing as how speakers of English routinely capitalize first letters of their own names. Are we then to accuse our own selves of idolatrous pretence simply because of this? If not, then exercise rational control of your biases and don’t reactionarily condemn that which is perfectly reasonable to do. Or know you not how a few hundred years ago English-speaking men regularly capitalized the first letters of all kinds of nouns in their sentences, and meant nothing idolatrous by it? Or how German-speaking peoples to this day capitalize the first letters of all nouns in their sentences?
Understand, then --- capitalization of the first letters of words associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary is not axiomatically equivalent to worshipping Her as if She were God. It is simply a convenient way in our language to honor Her as God’s Greatest Creature.
But I’ve run out of time to talk further here of the Blessed Virgin Mary, about Whose glories there can never be enough said. O Almighty Triune God, make Thy children, Roman Catholics, more like Her so that we might better imitate Thy Son, Jesus!
Should you prove eventually to have good will in this matter, then plan to read my forthcoming article about the saints, which I have already mentioned once before, called Saintly Veneration Defended. Also anticipate a future tome on the Blessed Ever-Virgin Mary entitled She Crushes the Serpent’s Head, which will be a much lengthier, more thorough, solidly factual, entirely sensible, boldly aggressive & blatantly Catholic defense of Marian Veneration. It will not be for the faint-hearted.
That said, there remain but three out of four things left to address.
+ + + 9g. The Heart of the Matter + + +
Two, you as much as tacitly admit, by your lack of any biblical quotes and your extremely circuitous approach to supporting the manmade tradition of ‘scripture alone’, the truth of my allegation against so-called ‘biblically-based christianity’. To wit, that there is nothing biblical about it, least of all when it comes to the idea that God speaks through the Bible --- and the Bible solely --- as a way to know what it is men must believe & do so as to save their souls. I repeat:
Nowhere in the Bible does it say that the Bible alone is to be the source for what a man is to believe and what a man is to do in order to save his soul. Period.
You therefore, like your Protestant forebears, pull out of thin air the notion that Sacred Scripture is your ‘final authority’ or ‘ultimate voice’ in religious matters. And the initial rebels did this for a very simple reason… because they knew that they couldn’t otherwise have a shot at convincing themselves, or other Catholics, to revolt against the God-Given Authority of the Catholic Church unless they first substituted something having at least a superficial appearance of singular divine authority. That is to say, Catholics already were raised from earliest youth to venerate the Bible. Consequently, employ this familiar tool to co-opt bad Catholics into believing they should reject their God-given leaders in the Roman Catholic Body of Christ, and you have the beginnings of a satanic revolution.
The problem, of course, is that unprejudiced and rational men can see right through it. Nothing in the Bible about the Bible alone being the ‘final authority’? Then who in his right mind is going to be tempted to think that it is ‘scripture alone’ to which he is to give his allegiance? Not only that, but think about it --- even if the Bible anywhere said it is the sole source of religious authority, the only way that God speaks to us (although it doesn’t), why should anyone believe it? What if you chanced upon a book in the store called George Speaks His Mind and, opening it up, read the following statement:
“This book contains the words of Almighty God. You must base all of your religious ideas and all of your spiritual teachings on what is to be found said in this book.”
I ask you… would you believe it?
If not, then why should you believe Sacred Scripture were it to say (and it doesn’t say so!) that it is the Bible alone to which you are to give your spiritual allegiance? Such thinking --- or lack thereof, really --- is known as ‘circular logic’. Clever Protestants recognize this. They also know how the Bible says nothing about it being ‘scripture alone’ to which a man is to turn in order to form his religious beliefs. Ergo, they do exactly what you just did in your letter of March 5, 2007. They go in a roundabout fashion trying to circumstantially establish the ‘final authority’ of Sacred Scripture without in any way, shape or form managing to do it directly & irrefutably.
More’s the rub, they do it badly. That is to say, their circumstantial evidence is so weak, so insipid, that it always, in the end for the more intelligent & searching man, results in what that very clever founding leader of Protestantism (and a Jew, by the way), John Calvin, did in order to justify his remaining a Protestant:
Sacred Scripture is the ‘ultimate voice’ of God and hence the ‘final authority’ for all men, ‘self-authenticating itself’, because, when I read it, my heart tells me it is so. I therefore choose to believe it is so.
Ta da! That in the last analysis is what it comes down to for so-called ‘born again christians’ like yourselves, and like I once was. That, in a nutshell, is the best that an intelligent man can come up with in order to justify being a Protestant by claiming to revere the Bible as the ‘Word of God’, it being His ‘sole way’ of speaking to men here on earth and thus, supposedly, our ‘final authority’ for what we are to believe --- because my heart tells me it is so. No ability to compel by Divine Authority or reason with inexorable good sense. No willingness to declare, since no infallibly firm ground to stand upon, like a real Catholic to a wickedly obstinate & sacrilegious fool:
“How dare you doubt the divine origin of Sacred Scripture, blaspheming & perverting its holy contents! Shame upon you. God’s Own Body on earth, His Roman Catholic Church, infallibly proclaims by His Singular Authority the certain truth of its words. Never say such a thing against the Bible again in my hearing. If you do, I will stop up my ears against your lying filth!”
Meanwhile, the most you can muster against me, mother & father, in defense of your indefensible position and after the litany of all your circumstantial evidence, is a mealy-mouthed, “You will have to render a verdict in your own soul as to whether the Word of God, the Bible, is the source of all information and knowledge for following after God or not. As for my soul, I choose to believe that the Bible is my source of knowledge concerning all and any of My life as a Christian who believes in Jesus Christ as My Salvation. There is no other source.” [your letter on 5 March 2007, paragraph twenty]
This is the summit of your ‘scripture alone’ heresy, what you consider a reasonable attempt to defend your tradition of men? I mean, this is one of two principles on which Protestantism --- and thus its spiritual descendant, a purportedly ‘born again christianity’ --- is founded! Where is the fire, where is the furor, where the tenacity one would expect from someone like you were your religious falsehood actually true? Either it is so, or it is not. Either it can be known with absolute certainty, or it cannot. Yet if not, then why in the world believe it? Therefore, topple it, and you’re left hobbling like a man on one leg. Indeed, since I’ve already cut out from under you your other leg of ‘faith alone’ in my letter of February 14, then you’re left like a cripple crawling upon your belly by your hands & arms with ‘scripture alone’ thrown into the dust at your piteous side.
My dearest parents, your response above from March 5th
is no better than the Mormon who will come up to a person (as did occur to me
nearly 20 years ago in
“I know that the Book of Mormon is self-evidently the Word of God because, when I read it, there is a burning in my heart that testifies it is so. I therefore believe it is true. You will have to decide for yourself whether or not to believe it.”
Why, even a Muslim could tell me something similar:
“I know the Koran is the Message of Allah through His Prophet, Muhammad, it being self-evident, because, when I read it, my heart witnesses that it is so. I therefore choose to believe it is the truth. You, on the other hand, will have to decide in your own heart whether or not to believe it.”
All these hearts testifying that something is so and yet not a one of them able to agree about what is actually, truly & really so!
Which ‘heart’ are we to believe?
Are men condemned to argue & fight over what their conflicting hearts ‘tell’ them?
Who could ever win such an argument?
In a court of law there is a very simple way to establish the admission of evidence. It is called ‘eyewitness’, or sometimes ‘expert witness’. The Roman Catholic Church is both. She is both an eyewitness, being the Church that Jesus founded at the start of the New Covenant in the first century, and an expert witness, in that Jesus gave the Holy Spirit to Her Popes to protect them from officially teaching or commanding heresy in the name of Jesus’ Body, the Roman Catholic Church. Hence, were our nation & its accompanying civilization not now thoroughly paganized and ruled by wicked Jews, Communists & Freemasons, then the Catholic Church would be admitted as an authoritative witness to inarguably establish the divine origin of Sacred Scripture. Proof of Her Authority to do this, and that She was present from the beginning of the New Covenant, can be found strewn throughout the writings of earliest orthodox Christians, much of which is also drawn together in my book, Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus.
Yet enough has been said on this subject to condemn you. You have no basis for pretending your bibles are the ‘final authority’ in your lives, let alone a foundation for claiming that the Bible is from God! The only reason that Protestants --- and thus ‘born again christians’ like yourselves --- have something like the Bible is that they got it from the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century, She having produced its contents by the Mighty Hand of God via Her loyal members, having officially & infallibly recognized its contents (i.e., telling us what belongs in the Bible and what does not, there being lots of controversy in ancient times over some of the contents of Sacred Scripture) and having preserved its contents down through the centuries unto our own times, whereupon Protestant rebels have seized upon and perverted them.
Leading us to the last two of four things left to address.
+ + + 9h. When Losing, Shift the Field of Battle + + +
Three, like a dog returning to his vomit (Proverbs 26:11), you returned again on March 5 to your sinful ordure of unjustly accusing the Catholic Church of various ‘crimes’ in the past two thousand years without ever once, since May 2001, being willing to meet with me face-to-face in order to let me reasonably defend Catholicism against your charges. This is cowardly of you. It also reveals your lack of desire to know the truth about these supposed ‘crimes’, thinking either yourself or your anti-Catholic sources ‘infallible’ and thus beyond reproach when people make these allegations against the Church.
Part of your justification for doing this is that you rely on --- at least in small part --- certain men who have gone by the name of ‘catholic’ in the last century or two, but who in reality are nothing but wolves in sheep’s clothing, only pretending to be Catholic and hence leading the attack against the Church instead of combating it. And I tell you once more:
Neither I nor my wife nor any of my comrades, as few as we are during these times, which is the era of the Great Apostasy of the world against Jesus’ Catholic Body, are a part of them. As a result, you cannot sensibly bring them as ‘witnesses’ against us, as if they were ‘catholics’ who admit the ‘truth’ of the world’s attacks on the Catholic Church for Her purported ‘crimes’ --- they are not, being phonies & charlatans. Ergo, if you’re going to get the other side of things, the side that is truly Catholic, then you’re going to have to put down your arrogance, stop pretending you’re infallible, and at the very least search hard on the Internet for sources that actually defend the Church rather than always attack Her for these imagined ‘crimes’. There aren’t many out there, but there are a few.
The vastly simpler thing to do, though, both for you and for me, is to consent to meet with me face-to-face for a few hours. We could quickly go through the major arguments against the Church in such a period of time, and I could easily show you the evidence and good sense to decisively rebut them.
Time, though, is nearly out. I am leaving the State of
Because the real reason you keep casting stones of supposed Roman Catholic ‘crimes’ against me is not that there is such good religious, rational & factual evidence or sense to back them up, but because you want to think that you can win an argument by doing this. That is to say, you know very well your position on baptism is unbiblical, that your belief in ‘faith alone’ is unscriptural & nonsensical. Consequently, like a commander losing the battle on the ground, you call in air support to commence saturation bombing of your foe. Rather than do the sensible thing --- admit that you’re wrong & that the Church of Rome is, after all (shock of shocks and horror of horrors!), correct about the salvific necessity of a right baptism & right beliefs --- you turn to unrelated issues, trying to win where you think the war will not go my way. To wit, since practically everyone in the world today prejudicially assumes that Rome is ‘guilty’ of these supposed ‘crimes’, then you think you can ‘shame’ me into submission to your side of things, getting me to admit how ‘wrong’ Catholicism is. And this despite the fact that --- even were you right on this account of supposed ‘crimes’ committed by Roman Catholics in past centuries --- it does absolutely nothing to change the truth that the Church of Rome is dead-on accurate & wholly biblical when it comes to baptism, belief & salvation.
How silly of you!
Such thinking is a shrewd political tactic, appealing to the bias of the masses, but a poor spiritual strategy. Such thinking reveals you to care more about what you want to believe is true than about what is really true regardless of what you want to believe. It is, in brief, proof of your bad will toward the Heavenly Creator & His Singular Religion.
Which brings us to the last one of four things remaining to be said.
+ + 9i. Who Are God’s ‘
Four, you asserted, “The Jews are God’s chosen people.” [your letter on March 5, 2007, paragraph forty-nine] To which I say:
No, the Jews were God’s chosen people --- past tense.
Indeed, how could anybody even belong to God, as if they are blessed enough to be considered chosen by Him, when, in fact, as you should already know, Jesus said, “Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it”? (Luke 11:28 KJV) And are you not familiar with the time where His blood relatives came looking for Him? Which, when told about this, Jesus responded:
“Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press. And it was told him by certain which said, ‘Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee.’ And he answered and said unto them, ‘My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.’” (Luke 8:19-21 KJV)
In either case we see the truth about who belongs to God, being chosen by Him. I.e., Jesus considers those to be His --- and blesses as such --- they who listen to His teachings & commands and do them. Leading me to ask you a question, a question you should have no problem answering presuming you actually read your bibles and believe them.
Do the Jews listen to God and obey Him?
My dearest mother & father, this is a dreadfully easy chestnut. For even your heresy recognizes the Jews as rejecting Jesus. Moreover, the Jews’ history, especially after the end of the Old Covenant, is but one long example of a people rejecting God’s Voice and rebelling against His Commanded Religion! Accordingly, hear the warning given to them by God through the Prophet Moses:
“‘Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’” (Deuteronomy 27:26 KJV)
The NIV scholars translate the verse a little more clearly for us to understand it:
“‘Cursed is the man who does not uphold the words of this law by carrying them out.’ Then all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’” (Deuteronomy 27:26 NIV)
And immediately we are reminded of the wicked Jews’ words in unison to Pontius Pilate as they sought the murder of their own Messiah, of Jesus Christ Who is God-in-the-Flesh, bringing down the curse of His Divine Blood upon their heads:
“Then answered all the people, and said, ‘His blood be on us, and on our children.’” (Matthew 27:25 KJV)
Meanwhile, elsewhere Moses had prophetically warned the Jews:
“But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the
voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and
his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses
shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city,
and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy
store. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the
increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Cursed shalt thou be when
thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The Lord shall send upon thee cursing,
vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest
thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish
quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby
thou hast forsaken me… The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten
before enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways
before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth…
The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and
astonishment of heart: and thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy
ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore,
and no man shall save thee… The fruit of thy land, and all thy
labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat
up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
so that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt
see… And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword,
among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee… The stranger that
is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come
down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he
shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. Moreover all these
curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till
thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst
not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments
and his statutes which he commanded thee: and they shall be upon
thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever. Because
thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness,
and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; therefore shalt thou
serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and
in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke
of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. The Lord shall
bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as
the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt
not understand… And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until
thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst,
throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates
throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee. And thou
shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of
thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in
the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall
distress thee: so that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his
eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and
toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave: so that he will not
give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat:
because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in
all thy gates. The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not
adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and
tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward
her son, and toward her daughter, and toward her young one that cometh out from
between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she
shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in
thy gates. If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this
law that are written in this book, that thou mayest
fear this glorious and fearful name, the Lord thy God; then the Lord will make
thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of
long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. Moreover he
will bring upon thee all the diseases of
All these curses and more came upon the wicked Jews because of their
rebellion against God & His Son, their Messiah, nullifying His Covenant by
breaking His Commandments. Particularly grisly is the prophecy that mothers
would eat their own children under duress while besieged by their enemies. A
prophecy fulfilled when they tried, yet again, to throw off the yoke of the
None of this surprises the man who reads the Bible carefully,
believing its words. For not only have we the words of Jesus, Who predicted the
awful siege of
“…and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen… And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, ‘If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! But now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.’” (Luke 19:35b-37, 41-44 KJV)
As well as later when He was in the
“And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, ‘See ye not all these things? Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.’” (Matthew 24:1-2 KJV)
But we also have the words of the Prophet Moses, confidently predicting the rebellion of the Jews against God and their resultant punishment at God’s Hand:
“Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee. For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the Lord; and how much more after my death? Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them. For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.” (Deuteronomy 31:26-29 KJV)
In addition, we have the words of God Himself to Moses around the same time:
“Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them. Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, ‘Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is not among us?’” (Deuteronomy 31:16b-17 KJV)
And God told the Prophet Ezechiel hundreds of years later about the Jews:
“But the house of
Similarly, He declared through the Prophet Isaiah around the same time concerning the rebellious Jews:
“But ye are they that forsake the Lord, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number. Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not. Therefore thus saith the Lord God, ‘Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord God shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name…’” (Isaiah 65:11-15 KJV)
+ + + 9j. “His Servants by Another Name” + + +
And He went on to explicitly promise conversion of the Gentiles to His One True Religion, those who became His servants called “by another name” --- the name of Roman Catholic --- after the final impenitence of the Christ-murdering Jews, the Lord God Almighty rejecting the Jews as a collective people because of the hardness of their hearts & their repeated apostasy against His Commanded Religion:
“For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. For by fire and by his sword will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slain of the Lord shall be many… For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory. And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.” (Isaiah 66:15-16, 18-19 KJV)
Meanwhile, God Himself in the Divine Person of Jesus chastised the Jews, sternly warning them of their impending peril due to their hard-heartedness:
“Jesus saith unto them, ‘Did ye never read in the
scriptures, “The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become
the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in
our eyes”? (Psalms 118:22-23) Therefore say I unto you, the
Elsewhere Jesus said of the Jews:
“Then said one unto him, ‘Lord, are there few
that be saved?’ And he said unto them, ‘Strive to enter in at the
strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall
not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut
to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying,
“Lord, Lord, open unto us”; and he shall answer and say unto you,
“I know you not whence ye are”: then shall ye begin to say,
“We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our
streets.” But he shall say, “I tell you, I know you not whence
ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.” There
shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac,
and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust
out. And they shall come from the east, and from the
west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall
sit down in the
And the Apostle Paul explains how the Gentiles who convert to God’s New Covenant Religion of the True Faith are reckoned by Him to be the children of Abraham --- being made a part of His Promise to Abraham --- and not those Jews who merely descend by human blood from Abraham, having inherited some form of Old Covenant Religion.
“Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, ‘In thee shall all nations be blessed.’ (Genesis 12:3) So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.” (Galatians 3:7-9 KJV)
Which is why he says further:
“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:26-29 KJV)
Which in turn is why Jesus admonished the Jews:
“If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.” (John 8:39d-e KJV)
And why John the Baptist admonished them as well:
“Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, ‘We have Abraham to our father’: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.” (Luke 3:8 KJV)
Truly, this then is why God through the Prophet Jeremiah said what follows in the next paragraph about the Old Covenant Jews, predicting the New Covenant Religion hundreds of years before it existed on the earth. This Religion of the New Covenant incorporated all those persons who, though not descended from Abraham in flesh, do nevertheless, like Abraham, believe in the Promise which came & the explicit truths of Catholic Faith that this Promised One --- the Messiah --- propounded, thereby causing them, despite being Gentiles, to descend from Abraham in spirit & hence be a part of the True House of Israel:
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: but this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (Jeremiah 31:31-33 KJV)
+ + + 9k. The New Covenant War + + +
Yet how are the Jews to partake of this New Covenant
with God unless they willingly enter into it, they by their stubborn rebellion
& egregious disobedience having broken the Old Covenant and thus
made it void? Indeed, their stubborn rebellion is why they are no longer truly
children of Abraham or a part of either the House of Israel or of
“But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, ‘If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?’” (Galatians 2:14 KJV)
Hence Peter no longer at this time lived like a Jew --- and even though he had been circumcised since infancy, having lived all his life as a good & devout Jew --- he instead having adopted the acceptable customs of good Gentile Catholics in the early Church. This is the import of Peter’s vision from God earlier in the Acts of the Apostles.
“Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: and he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, and saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, ‘Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.’ But Peter said, ‘Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean.’ And the voice spake unto him again the second time, ‘What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.’ This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven.” (Acts 10:9d-16 KJV)
Peter being an objectively clean Jew, having never violated the ceremonial laws or rituals of the Old Covenant Religion, he found it deeply troubling to see a vision wherein he was told to kill and eat that which had been, till of late, ceremonially unclean. Whereupon God sent him to convert the good-willed Gentile, Cornelius, Peter remarking:
“Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.” (Acts 10:34b-35 KJV)
And later to his fellow Jewish Catholics, Peter defended his decision to mingle with Gentiles, administering the lifegiving waters of baptism to Cornelius & his household.
“And the apostles and brethren that were in
The Old Covenant was no longer applicable. If it were, then Peter
--- who had never till that time eaten anything ceremonially unclean by
the Law of the Old Covenant --- would never have entered the house of Cornelius
the Gentile, supping with him. In fact, Peter would never have even
allowed water baptism to be administered to these Gentiles unless they had
first submitted to the Old Covenant Law of Moses, circumcising themselves. God,
though, had deigned otherwise, vitiating the Old Covenant. He brought the
visible head of the Catholic Church, Peter, to this man’s home in order
to show him, and thus through him everyone else in the New Covenant Faith, too,
how the Old Covenant and its ceremonies & rituals could not
any longer be held as the standard by which men are to be judged as on the way
to salvation. Hence the obstinate wickedness of the Judaizers, who tried
claiming, “Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye
cannot be saved.” (Acts 15:1b KJV) And why Peter’s
fellow Jewish Catholics in
These Jews were astonished because at that point in time, very,
very early in the life of God’s
This is what confronted the first Catholics. This is the perniciousness of those bad-willed Jews masquerading as good Christians, who were actually Judaizers & secretly snakes in disguise, attempting to subvert the True Faith of Jesus Christ by imposing the superseded Old Covenant on both Jews & Gentiles as if it alone --- or always in conjunction with the New Covenant Faith, at the very least --- could save a man’s soul. Consequently why the Apostle Paul denounced them as “false brethren” (Galatians 2:4 KJV) and explained that only those who hold the Catholic Faith of Jesus Christ could be considered “the children of Abraham.” (Galatians 3:7 KJV) That is to say, regardless of a man being a descendant of Abraham in the flesh, his fleshly descent is of no avail spiritually, saving his soul, if he practices not the Faith of Abraham, thereby receiving God’s Promise to Abraham, which is Jesus Christ. Receiving Jesus Christ by believing in all that He taught to His Body, the Roman Catholic Church --- including the need of a water baptism unto salvation --- and obeying the New Covenant Law of Christ (1 Corinthians 9:21, Galatians 6:2), he then may have Hope of Salvation, provided he continues to believe & obey. In this way he does “the works of Abraham” that Jesus spoke of. (John 8:39e KJV)
Yet it is because the Jews did not the “works of Abraham” (John 8:39e KJV), sharing neither in his “faith” nor in God’s “promise” to him (Galatians 3:9a, 29b KJV), that the Jews then suffered the curses threatened against them by God through Moses. And it is because the Gentiles did begin to do the “works of Abraham”, sharing both in his “faith” and in God’s “promise” to him, that the Gentiles then became His Chosen People, being made members of His Son’s Roman Catholic Body. In this Body --- which is the real & actual House of Israel & Judah during the era of the New Covenant, its members being the true descendants of Abraham the Patriarch --- can be men who are of Jewish race, as were the Blessed Virgin Mary, Peter, Paul, John, James and so many others of the early Church, including their Divine Master, Jesus Himself. Nevertheless, their Jewishness has nothing to do anymore with their being the Chosen of God (nor did it ever really); rather, their ‘chosenness’ has everything to do with their Catholicity (just as their ‘chosenness’ had everything to do with their belief in the Old Covenant Religion prior to Christ Jesus’ Sacrifice). Their obedience to New Covenant Faith & Law --- to Catholicity ---- is what makes them spiritually (and truly!) the children of Abraham. And this, then, is why most Jews are rejected by God --- because most of them reject His New Covenant Religion (the very thing that God patterned the Old Covenant Religion upon and destined it to become from All Eternity), spurning Catholicism & the House of Israel for an evil Talmudic fantasy of the Devil, failing to listen to God & obey His Word.
+ + + 9l. You Are Allies of Wicked, Talmudic Jews + + +
And, my dearest mother & father, this, then, is why you
are rejected by God --- because you reject His New Covenant Church, spurning
Catholicism for an evil heretical fantasy fostered by the Jews under the
inspiration of Satan. Both you, who are Gentiles by racial descent, and Talmudic
Jews, who are, at least ostensibly, offspring of Abraham by ethnic origin, are
spiritual children of the Devil, hearkening to his lying words. Yet wicked Jews
are like your elder brothers, being special servants of Satan due to their
murder of Jesus, taking His Blood upon their heads, and you are their willing
toadies, fawning over them as if they were the apple of God’s Eye. When,
in fact, the two of you are hated by God & spewed forth from His Mouth like
vomit from a man’s belly. What’s more, so shall the two of you
remain until penance enter your hearts or death pierce your flesh, whichever
comes first. For both you & they pretend to be the children of Abraham,
earning Jesus’ rebuke when He encouraged the Catholics of
“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan… Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” (Revelation 2:9b-c, 3:9 KJV)
Likewise, so will you --- who practice irrationally the racism of loving Jews above the races of others simply because they are Jews, being of Jewish blood --- and wicked Jews be shown to be liars, being not of those who are pleasing to God, but being instead those who refuse to listen to God & His Catholic Religion, refusing to obey His Teachings & Commandments. And you & they, like all enemies of God, will be compelled to come to Catholics and “worship before” their “feet”, knowing that God has “loved” them while hating you & your false religions that He never commanded. (Revelation 3:9b KJV)
This, of course, is also a wonderful example from the KJV of the word “worship” in archaic English meaning simply to venerate, honor and pay due respect to, as opposed to the connotation of ‘divine adoration’ that the word now has in the English language as a result of Protestant influence for the last several centuries. Because God Himself is quoted by the Apostle John in the KJV as saying “…I will make them to come and worship before thy feet…” How, then, can you accuse Jesus of misspeaking?
Yet our crucial point is now well-made. For you try to vaunt the Jews by citing the Apostle Paul’s words in Romans, where he says:
“I say then, hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I
also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God
hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot
ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? How he maketh
intercession to God against
This, you think, means that the Jews as a whole are still the
‘chosen people’ of God. Unfortunately, you overlook Paul’s
quote from the Old Testament, where he makes clear, too, how God had rejected
the Jews who had apostatized during the rule of wicked Queen Jezebel, reserving
for Himself merely a remnant of seven thousand Jews out of literally
millions & millions of Israelites who lived in
That is to say --- and as Paul explained to the Galatian Catholics in New Testament Sacred Scripture --- a man is the descendant of Abraham because he holds the Roman Catholic Faith and not because the human blood of Abraham courses through his veins. Ergo, should a man reject the Roman Catholic Faith then he is no child of Abraham and God rejects him! It is that simple and straight-forward. Ergo, as well, why Paul says:
“For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, ‘The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.’ Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: for if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off. And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again. For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?” (Romans 11:16-24 KJV)
The point is, my dearest parents, the Jews are branches that are cut off from God during our present time due to their unbelief in His Roman Catholic Faith. And something cut off --- to wit, a branch from a tree --- is no longer a part of that from which it was cut. It is, rather, now both alien to & an enemy of that from which it was rejected… otherwise, for what reason was it cut off & rejected? Paul therefore warns the Gentile members of Roman Catholicism not to make the same mistake, glorying in their membership in God’s Catholic Body as if they can’t fall into unbelief like most of the Jews, becoming hard of heart toward God’s Commandments and thus His enemies. Falling into unbelief in Jesus’ Catholic Dogmas, they, too, will be excommunicated and cut off from the olive tree of One True Faith, condemned to Hell forevermore. And, indeed, such is exactly what has happened in the past century, the men who are supposed to be Catholic, being descended from the Gentile races that had converted long ago to Catholicism, having rejected the Catholic Faith because of laxity of morals & lukewarmness of heart. God therefore has rejected them, binding them over to believe lies, the Devil using wicked Jews --- who are his preferred tool as a result of the curse of Jesus’ Blood upon their murderous heads --- to deceive the entire world today into apostasy from the Roman Catholic Religion.
Notwithstanding, the Triune Catholic God will remember His former covenant with the forefathers of the Jews, with the Patriarchs of Old. And because of His Promise made to these patriarchs, He having loved them greatly, and because of His Mercy to all peoples and the punishment which He has inflicted upon the Jews for their terrible sins --- and, above all, because of His Great Love for Himself, glorifying His Name in the sight of all creatures --- He will pour out grace upon their hearts to convert many of them to Roman Catholicism before the end arrives. This is why Paul said to the Catholics of Rome:
“For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of
this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness
in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness
of the Gentiles be come in. And so all
And, indeed, one of the marvelous signs of God’s Grace to the world during its horrible rebellion of apostasy against His Catholic Faith, when only a very few have remained or become loyal to the Church of Eternal Rome, being but a tiny remnant in Queen Mary’s Hands, is that He has raised up a man amongst us who is of Jewish blood and zealously defends the Religion of Roman Catholicism, preaching its dogmas boldly in the face of human opposition.
Therefore, do not be so foolish as to accuse real Catholics of being ‘anti-semitic’ or ‘hating’ Jews. How foolish is such talk, such lies & calumnies! The Church’s greatest saints & martyrs of old are Jewish, the Woman to Whom we offer such fervent honor a Holy Jewess & Queen of Highest Heaven, Whose Son is of the royal Jewish bloodline of King David, He being Our Heavenly Lord & Saviour. Consequently, no good Catholic could ever hate a Jew merely because he is a Jew. No, what we hate is that false religion to which bad Jews are fatally attached --- Talmudic Judaism. And it is this diabolic lie that is enslaving the world, including you & your unreasoning admiration of Jews. To which I say, leave off from your blindness and pull your head out of the sand! I haven’t time to go into detail about how wicked Jews have managed to deceive the whole world of late. What I can do, though, is reiterate the words of your own bible, quoting Paul:
“For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.” (1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 KJV)
Heed this warning, my dear parents. A Jewish man can be converted to the Saving Truth of the Catholic Church, as the annals of the Catholic Faith attest and as my own personal experience verifies; nevertheless, most Jews are, at this present date, the epitome of those who “please not God, and are contrary to all men: forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.” (1 Thessalonians 2:15d-16 KJV) God has permitted wicked Jews to afflict the world nowadays as a judgment on Gentiles for their falling away from the Catholic Church. As a result, they’ve been cut off from the olive tree of Roman Catholic Faith. Wherefore Paul said, too, describing the outcome of our terrible times:
“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 KJV)
+ + + 9m. Bad People Hate Good News + + +
In summation, my dear mother & father, let this admonishment be the beginning of your germination into the new life of Jesus Christ through His Only Body, the Roman Catholic Church. Today, as I write these words, is in the 1st week of spring, and on what Catholics call the Feast of St. Gabriel the Archangel, who first bore the Good News of the New Covenant Faith to Queen Mary, announcing the conception of Her Holy Son, the Feast of which, entitled the Annunciation, is usually celebrated on the very next day, March 25th, although this year it is observed on March 26 due to the 25th falling upon a Sunday during Lent. March 25, by the way, is also the day upon which some ancient Catholics tell us Jesus was crucified, resurrecting to new life a short while later.
This, then, can be your resurrection unto new life as well… if you will but listen to what God says through His Son’s Body, the Catholic Church, and obey what He commands via the same. As Jesus said about His Mother & His brothers in Luke 8:19-21 --- His brothers being not literal brothers, as you would like to think, disparaging the purity of the Blessed Virgin Mary & Her vow of never knowing a man intimately, but rather, in the common parlance of Semitic peoples, being what we would call ‘cousins’ --- His Mother & His brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it. Upon such the Fire of the Holy Ghost falls, burning clean the temples of their bodies, making them acceptable sacrifices unto the Triune Catholic God, Who is the Only True God that exists. And again I tell you:
“For, my dear parents, you are like those leaders of Baal in your heresy, daring to call down fire from the sky by ‘prophesying’ that I will apostatize from the True Religion of Catholicism to return to the vomit of Protestant heresy. Should I not then mock you rightly for your spiritual tomfoolery, you who claim to follow the Bible but who do not even know your own bibles or what they say against your false religion, badly translated though they are? Yet I refrain to a great degree... because I still hope for your conversion, praying fervently for your souls. And I would not add stumbling blocks to your path --- your own religious lies and arrogance are obstacles enough. And while I do not dare to say you will convert (for you have free will and can freely choose to rebel against the Creator’s Commandment to be Catholic until your deaths), I do dare to say that you will see one or the other thing fall down like fire from the sky. Either, one, that you will persist in your heresy until earthly death, falling into the Pit of Hell immediately where fire falls from Heaven to burn the rebels against God & His Catholic Church forever and ever; or, two, that you will miraculously convert at a moment unlooked for, finding fire from the Holy Ghost falling into your souls the moment you humbly and penitently enter into His Church, consuming your heart with a devouring desire for the Creator and all things Catholic.” [letter of Paul Doughton on 14 November 2005]
I stand by this prediction.
Now, then, you who are hard of heart toward the things of God’s True Religion, listen carefully. For you think in the blindness of your minds to accuse me of ungratefulness for all of the material benefits you have given me, not only early in my life when I was but a child, but even in later years whilst we have lived upon your property, paying you rent. I have stated again & again since 1999 how thankful I am to you for your assistance. I have recognized your generosity repeatedly and striven to honor you as my earthly parents, heretics though you are. I have apologized wherever I may have fallen short of your wishes in taking care of this land & its home. I have committed no lasting fault in this matter. I therefore tell you, do not make the mistake of thinking that earthly kindness warrants heavenly capitulation. I repeat:
Make no mistake thinking that mere material kindnesses of daily life on your part merit automatic spiritual reciprocation of religious life on our part, as if your earthly benevolence demands us to admit the ‘truth’ of your so-called ‘born again christianity’ & set aside the actual truth of God’s Roman Catholicism, in order to no longer offend you or to refrain from separating from you, except for the most minimal contact.
As the Apostle Paul stated:
“But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8 KJV)
This the original Protestants did in the 1500s, perverting the Roman Catholic Gospel of Jesus Christ & His Apostles transmitted by His Church since the first century, Protestants continuing to pervert its mangled remnants till this day. They are therefore accursed. And as Jesus stated to the man unwilling to abandon his family immediately to follow Christ:
“‘Follow me.’ But he said, ‘Lord, suffer me
first to go and bury my father.’ Jesus said unto him, ‘Let the
dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the
And also the man who said to Jesus:
“Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.” (Luke 9:61b-d KJV)
To whom Jesus retorted:
“No man, having put his hand to the plough, and
looking back, is fit for the
Wherefore I cite to you again the words of John the Beloved Apostle, who said:
“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: for he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” (2 John 1:9-11 KJV)
You bring not the Doctrine of Christ, dear parents. You have despised the Good News of God’s Roman Catholic Gospel. I thus cannot receive you into my home or bid you ‘God speed’. You are arrogant, pretending infallibility in regard to the teachings of your false religion. You are willfully ignorant, abusing the simple, plain & obvious truths of your own bibles. Unless you change, humbling yourselves to admit, at a bare minimum, that you could be wrong about your beliefs, then I will spend no more significant time rebutting you. What I have done is more than enough.
I also will not participate in your heretical services --- something I have never done since my conversion, and which I will not even do at your deaths. That is to say, should you die impenitent in the sin of your heresy, then I will not attend your funerals. I will not since they will only be an excuse for people of this world to gather in your names, telling one another lies about how you are in Heaven, when, in fact, you will be burning forever in Hell due to your stubborn rebellion against the Saving Truth of Roman Catholicism that God put right in front of your eyes for several years by having your son convert to the Catholic Faith and then live here on your land in Oregon as a witness to your souls.
The only thing that can bring us back together into something like we once were, being a tight knit family on earth --- and barring my falling into apostasy, returning to the filth of your false religion of Evangelic Protestantism --- is that you would humble yourselves to renounce the lies of your heresy, both earnestly & penitently entering into Jesus’ Catholic Body, the Church of Eternal Rome. This is neither any more nor any less than what I did when I began to convert in 1997; if by the Grace of God I can do it, then, by the Grace of the same Almighty Triune Catholic God, you can do it, too. It is not that you can’t --- it’s that you won’t. As in will not, being contumacious & hateful toward your Creator.
Nevertheless, what is impossible for men is possible with God.
(Matthew 19:26) Ergo, stop foolishly boasting that you will never convert to Catholicism.
You will have to eat your words should God decide to do with you what he did
with the blindly zealous Apostle Paul on the road to
This saving humiliation I pray most earnestly will occur in your lives. Your always loving son while you remain yet alive on this earth,
A 9TH NOTE TO THE READER:
After months of rebuttal and our impending move just days away, my mother finally began taking Catholicism seriously. That is to say, she finally began to realize that her trite answers & silly arguments against the Roman Catholic Faith wouldn’t work when confronted by a real Catholic who knew her religious lies inside & out. She therefore, it became apparent, started studying anti-Catholic materials very intensely, many of which rely on the poisonous quotations or examples of phony ‘catholics’ during the last century. Proving all the more how she has not paid attention to what I have said since I denounced these fakes at least three times in the writings I’d sent her in the past few months. Indeed, how she’s interested in just one side of things --- the side which lauds her merely fallible opinion & not the scriptural, historical & rational evidence for the side that is infallible. Where, then, dwells the treasure of her heart? Can the eyes of her mind even anymore perceive the Saving Truth… or has she gouged them out with a spiritual knife?
Her emails, while sounding more learned, were simply classic Protestant attacks against the Saints, the Papacy, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Sacred Tradition, & the Roman Catholic Church, simultaneously exalting ‘sola scriptura’. Plainly, she still had little idea of what a real Catholic will say in response to these assaults. How can I be so sure? Easy. Because I used to be Evangelic Protestant like her --- having been personally raised by her --- and because I am now Catholic, having converted in spite of the typical Evangelic arguments against Catholicism that I grew up with & that I studied carefully later in my life in order to be just in my judgment, and having converted, at least to begin with, precisely because the arguments of Roman Catholicism are far more factual, far more reasonable & far more decisive, no loose ends left dangling either unanswered or unanswerable.
Notwithstanding, I could no longer waste time endlessly debunking her. Until she & my father show good will in the matter, the two admitting they can be wrong about religion and that they can misinterpret the words of Sacred Scripture contrary to God’s intended meaning, then there is no point in trying to lead the blind. I had achieved my purpose, exposing their lies & their bad will. All the same, I had warned my mother I would rebuke further spiritual deceptions should that prove necessary. And, having centered my rebuttals around the Evangelic lie of a ‘symbolic’ baptism, I did indeed find it needful to demolish another religious fib lest the groundwork I had laid be rendered fruitless by the devices of the Devil. To wit, the lie that the last twelve verses of St. Mark’s Gospel don’t belong in the Bible. For, however strange it may seem to those who think Evangelicism is the enemy of modernist scholarship (so-called ‘higher’ or ‘textual’ criticism), Evangelics happily make incestuous bedfellows with those whose work supports their rebellion, revealing thereby the common origin of them both --- their father, Satan.
+ + + 10. Letter of 31 May 2007 + + +
+ + + 10a. Death, Love, Separation & Heretics + + +
My Dear Parents,
This is in response to your email of 10 May 2007 regarding the unexpected death of my uncle, X. I thank you for your consideration in telling me about his demise. I leave it in your hands as to whether or not you inform me of future deaths in the family. I have no strong wish in the matter either way. Not because I don’t care about my earthly relations --- I very much do care that they are without the Hope of Salvation in God’s One & Only Catholic Church --- but because, thus far, not a single one of you has ever shown any genuine interest in the eternal fate of your souls, either quietly ignoring my now long-ago conversion or else pretending to be infallible and hence arrogantly dismissing all of the scriptural, historical & rational evidence for Roman Catholicism, never once troubling to take a good, hard & honest look at the facts from both sides (and not just the side that already supports your position) before deciding your stance.
Which leads me to chastise you, Mother, for your very silly
accusations that I ‘don’t care’ if Dad or you die, and that I
am ‘hiding’ from everyone in
As to the first, were I truly indifferent concerning your deaths then I wouldn’t bother evangelizing you for the Catholic Religion! I mean, think about it. You may despise the Church’s Dogma of Salvation --- that there is absolutely no entrance into Heaven for any person who dies worshipping a god other than the God of the Catholic Faith, practicing a non-Catholic religion, or not believing in God’s Existence --- but you must admit that I really believe it. Consequently, if I truly didn’t care about you dying then I would never have told you that there is no Salvation outside of membership in Jesus’ Body, the Roman Catholic Church. I’d simply relish your fate and say, “Good riddance!”
To the contrary, I have repeatedly over the last ten years, and especially the last six, told you that you cannot enter Heaven except that you believe all of Jesus’ Catholic Teachings and obey all of His Catholic Commandments, giving proof after proof after proof after proof from your own bibles, the public records of history & plain good sense, that ‘born again christianity’ is a false religion and that Jesus Christ started Roman Catholicism 2000 years ago, not Martin Luther’s Protestantism that came 1500 years later.
Moreover, I have repeatedly declared my love for you in my letters. For instance, near the end of my email on 14 February 2007 I said:
“My dear mother, I love you. I always have and I always shall until the day that you die.”
And at the end of my email on 25 March 2007 I said:
“Your always loving son while you remain yet alive on this earth…”
It is therefore not an issue of me failing to love you; it is a problem of you failing to love God. For inasmuch as you fail to seek His Roman Catholic Commandments, then you are both incapable of loving Him and guilty of hating Him. As Jesus said:
“If ye love me, keep my commandments... He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me... If a man love me, he will keep my words... He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings...” (John 14:15, 21a, 23b, 24a KJV)
And when a young man asked Jesus, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16b-c KJV), Jesus did not say, “You fool! You don’t have to do anything to gain eternal life --- Heaven is a free gift from God and requires nothing more than that you ask Me into your heart.” Rather, He said:
“…if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.” (Matthew 19:17d-e KJV)
Since when have Evangelic Protestants like you paid attention to this? Since when have the two of you ever made sure to obey God’s Commandments in order to inherit Eternal Life? I have now sent many a verse your way informing you of the need to both believe all that Jesus teaches and obey all that He commands, yet to no avail. You won’t even listen to your own bibles. What, then, is there left for me to do? How often must I reiterate myself, saying the same thing over and over again?
Which brings us to your second accusation, that I am
‘hiding’ from you in
“A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject; knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.” (Titus 3:10-11 KJV)
“Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: for he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.” (2 John 1:9-11 KJV)
These are verses that Evangelic Protestants such as yourselves don’t like and don’t practice, being either ignorant of their existence, explaining them away or condemning their import. Which is in stark opposition to a real Roman Catholic such as myself, who takes them seriously and lives by their instruction. I have thus admonished you --- going far beyond the call of duty by rebuking you more than two times, as demanded by God through Paul the Apostle in his letter to Titus --- both refusing you into my household by removing myself from the home we rented from you (where I could not refuse you entry when it came to matters of earthly business since you owned it, and were responsible for its upkeep) and refusing to anymore visit you in your home since that would be to walk into the lion’s den, surrounded by demons of unbelief & blasphemy against the Catholic Faith. For although you have never been Catholic to begin with, the two of you are the spiritual descendants of those Protestants who were Catholic to start with in the 1500s; and you are blatant haters of God’s Catholic Religion by dint of your many disparaging remarks & outright attacks upon my Faith, loathing its very existence in your sight. Ergo, as much as you don’t like to hear it, my dear parents, each of you is a “heretick”, being he who is “subverted, and sinneth” and “condemned of himself.” (Titus 3:10a, 11 KJV) You are as well, then, he that “transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ…” As a result, you have not “the Father and the Son.” Which is why I as a real Catholic & a true follower of Jesus Christ must therefore “receive” you “not into” my “house, neither bid” you “God speed: for he that biddeth” you “God speed is partaker of” your “evil deeds.” (2 John 1:9-11 KJV)
This is why we left your property. This is why we could no longer socialize with you, or try to see you. It is also why I almost never communicate with you anymore. For what is there left to say? You mock God’s Catholic Religion, refuse to heed His Catholic Pillar & Ground of Truth, the Church, disregard your own bibles, reject the testimony of history & even disdain good sense itself. In fact, the only reason I send you this letter is because your question --- whether you should tell me when a relative dies --- required a response, and because you came up with a new religious lie (new to you, although it’s been around for quite a while) that needed rebuttal lest it poison you from eventually receiving the Saving Truth of the Roman Gospel, and, by opposing you, the rebuttal might enlighten still other heretical souls humble enough to denounce their ‘born again’ falsehoods.
+ + + 10b. Butchering Mark to Crucify Jesus + + +
Bringing us to that particular religious deception. For in one of your numerous belated emails, wherein you finally start treating the challenge of the Catholic Faith with gravity, no longer resting smug on the haughty laurels of your Protestantism and realizing, much to your shock and displeasure, how real Catholicism has biblical, historical & rational evidence on its behalf far beyond anything you ever dreamt of, you state:
“Mark 16:9-20 is not found in the two most ancient
manuscripts. The Sinaitic and
This you suppose can explain away Jesus’ words in Mark 16:16 about baptism being necessary for a man’s salvation, since, as you now like to imagine having fallen for one of the many tomfooleries of modernist scholarship, Jesus didn’t actually say it. In the meantime, you once again avoid the obvious. To wit, finding out why I converted in the first place. There is so much you don’t know about me, my poor mother, especially in the last twenty years of my life! When I attended so-called Grace Community Church in Los Angeles back in the 1990s, this was one of their standard defenses against those troubled Evangelics who, reading this in their bibles, very naturally wondered how in the world it could be reconciled with their manmade tradition of ‘faith alone’. Not to worry, cooed their leader, John MacArthur --- this passage wasn’t a part of the Bible to begin with. Hence, Mark didn’t write it, Jesus didn’t say it, and you don’t have to believe.
Or… so they think. The catch is, heretics like you --- who love to tout your bibles as the only thing you stand upon, religiously speaking --- have now just taken away God-given inerrancy from Sacred Scripture and handed it to deistic, agnostic & atheistic scholars of the past 250 years who, even by your careless standards, are anything but Christian. That is to say, you treat these Godless scholars, who have no true love or respect for the Bible, as if they are infallible --- as if they couldn’t possibly be wrong about what they say is Sacred Scripture’s real text. And even though they aren’t ‘born again’, thinking Jesus nothing more than a ‘fascinating’, ‘influential’, ‘wise’ or ‘good’ man.
What kind of idiocy is this? Don’t you see the abyss beneath your feet?
If the Bible is God talking to men (however badly you misinterpret it), then what do you have to ‘stand upon’ when it’s not the authority of the text of the Bible that you first pay attention to, but, rather, the authority of the men who tell you what the text of the Bible consists of?
Do you see, do you get it?
For you, the authority of the text of Sacred Scripture only comes second; the authority of the scholars comes first, their opinion & conclusions about what belongs in the text of the Bible being what you rely upon before you even begin to pretend that you can rightly interpret that text.
End of sentence.
Not only that, my dearest parents, but have you not ever considered that ending the text of the Gospel of Mark with verse eight of chapter sixteen is really stupid and makes no sense? What writer worth his salt would suddenly halt the text at that point, the story obviously unresolved? The verse reads:
“And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.” (Mark 16:8 KJV)
What kind of ending is that? Whereas, well after verse eight, the Lord Jesus Christ having appeared several times in the Flesh to His disciples and given them many instructions, verse twenty reads:
“And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” (Mark 16:20 KJV)
Ahhh. Now that --- that is an ending.
Everything is tied up, and a satisfying “Amen” even closes the book,
like it does in every other Gospel as the KJV renders it. And you dare to
suggest to me, as did one of the ‘pastoral’ leaders of so-called
You must consider me a moron. Worse yet, you make yourselves into morons.
Ponder it carefully, dear parents. For even were you to try to argue that Mark did have a proper ending for his Gospel --- we just know that it isn’t the ending we’ve had now for nearly 2000 years --- what in the world happened to this hypothetical ‘original ending’?
Did God make a boo-boo?
Did He inspire Mark to inerrantly compose a very nice ending, one
that sums everything up very nicely, and then… oops! A portion of Sacred
Scripture accidentally got lost. Oh, well. Too bad. Maybe it’s like the
Prophet Moses coming down from
Except, didn’t Moses go back up to the top of the mountain for God to write down the Ten Commandments once again on a set of new tablets for the now chastened Israelites to receive in a more reverent manner? It seems that when God speaks, He makes sure that the members of His Church listen. He will even repeat Himself if necessary.
So what happened to the ‘original ending’ of Mark’s Gospel?
Did God give up and settle for the rather abrupt, clearly incomplete and definitely unsatisfying ending that Mark 16:8 would amount to? Then, when certain men a few decades later noticed the difficulty and decided to fix it, did God look the other way, deciding not to interfere and thus let untold centuries of Christians think --- wrongly --- that Mark 16:9-20 was the correct ending and hence an inerrant part of God’s Sacred Scripture, God Himself speaking to us?
And if that isn’t enough, look at your own Charismatic falsehoods. You know very well how Charismatic Evangelics love to refer to Mark 16:9-20 in order to trumpet the ‘signs & wonders’ of their ‘pentecostal style’ of religion. Were you planning on telling your peers how they had better pull back a little, the ending of Mark’s Gospel that’s in everybody’s bibles not a good passage to build doctrinal conclusions upon?
My poor dear parents, face the facts. The sole reason that you seize upon this assertion of modernistic scholarship, being willing to discard the ending of Mark’s Gospel as not part of Sacred Scripture, is that you don’t like the simple, stark & inescapable meaning of Jesus’ words in Mark 16:16 concerning the God-ordained necessity of baptism for salvation. In short, you butcher Mark to crucify Jesus.
Ergo, despite all the intellectual blather in your email of 6 April 2007 about baptism being ‘symbolic’ prior to your closing suggestion that Mark 16:9-20 isn’t really a part of the Bible, what it really comes down to is this:
You want to believe what you want to believe, and nothing is going to get in the way of that… not even the Bible itself.
What’s more, you will denounce, condemn & excoriate a Roman Catholic for daring to say that a Pope is infallible when it comes to solemn declarations on Faith & Morals --- he kept by the Holy Spirit from speaking any religious falsehoods so that God’s Church is protected from poisoning from the lies of men & devils --- whilst you laud mere men, who call themselves ‘scholars’ and hold Godless opinions that even you wouldn’t stoop to imitate, as if they are ‘infallibly right’ when it comes to their academic declarations upon what belongs in the text of Sacred Scripture and what does not.
Do you smell the stench of your hypocrisy?
Why do you axiomatically trust the academic proclamations of modernist scholars while axiomatically distrusting the dogmatic proclamations of Catholic Popes?
And the answer:
Because you like the blasphemy of what the former says concerning the purported illegitimacy of Mark 16:9-20 whilst you despise the holiness of what the latter says concerning the Teachings of God to save a man’s immortal soul. Viz., you prefer the grotesque lies of your father, the Devil, to the glorious truths of my Father, the Triune God of the Catholic Church. As Jesus said to the wicked & unbelieving Jews, so say I to you on His behalf:
+ + + 10c. Birds of a Feather Flock Together + + +
“If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.” (John 8:42b-47 KJV)
You do not believe Jesus, mother & father, not hearing God’s words, because you don’t belong to God. You have no part of Him, and you want nothing to do with Him. You are of your father, the Devil. He is a liar, and you love his lies. Therefore you reject Jesus’ plain & simple words in Mark 16:16a, wherein He declares the necessity of baptism in water for a man to be saved, because you cannot abide to hear the Truth. You thus reach for any excuse not to believe Him, one of your latest being the modernist lie of scholarly men that the ending of Mark’s Gospel isn’t a part of the Bible. Your sacrilege is abominable, and your sin is great. I denounce you with all my might.
The scholars you choose to believe in this case are Godless men, filled with the spirit of Satan. They will lie about the Catholic Church, about Her Sacraments, about Her Bible, about Her Liturgy, about Her Saints, about Her history and about anything to do with Her.
Nor were they alive when the New Testament was written and propagated. They have no eyewitness in the matter, having been born centuries upon centuries after the events. Nor have they any vital connection to the matter, having no predecessors who were alive then and witnessed the events. That is to say, there is no continuous, functioning line of men to whom they are intimately connected going back two thousand years in scholarship who have passed on, from hand to hand and from generation to generation, a living memory of what occurred all the way back then.
Hence, they have no way of knowing what occurred at that time, almost two millennia ago, other than by studying the testimony of things & men who did live back then, along with the guesswork of inference & arrogant deductions perpetually tempered with grudgingly admitted qualifications of their actual ignorance.
Modernist scholars have no way of knowing how the Bible came together in that ancient time except for the silent voice of archeological items or the deceased voice of men who were contemporary to those times, these modernists then building total fantasies based on a few little facts combined with many wholesale guesses & outright prejudices.
As a result, when you choose to believe them, you are not only relying on the hope that they are honest men, trying to tell the truth, but that they are knowledgeable & competent men --- men who know what they’re talking about even though they didn’t live way back then to see with their own eyes and hear with their own ears what went on in composing the New Testament and assembling it together for the Church to read.
Meanwhile, you again ignore the obvious. For who was alive back then to witness the composition & propagation of the New Testament? And who is around today intimately connected as a continuous & functioning lineage to the men who witnessed the composition & propagation of the New Testament?
The Catholic Church Herself, Who has existed from day one with Jesus Christ & His Apostles, She arising in glory at the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Day of Pentecost in Jerusalem, protected by His Gift of Infallibility from teaching Her children anything that is false when it comes to Faith & Morals. This includes the text of Sacred Scripture. Consequently, when you depend upon mere men, scholars though they be, who tell you that the two most ‘ancient’ manuscripts don’t include the ending of the Gospel of Mark, you trust that they tell you the truth (that they aren’t lying), that they know what they’re talking about (that the manuscripts really are the most ancient), and that their assertions are relevant (that the manuscripts really do represent what the Holy Spirit through Mark wrote, no matter how ancient they may be). Shoot down just one of these claims, and you’re left standing with a whole lot of egg on your face.
I don’t have the luxury of time to go into detail about the documentation & logic that these men --- who style themselves ‘scholars’ --- rely upon. That will come with another book, Gospel Veracity Defended. Suffice it to say that their entire stance is erected upon a house of cards. One stiff breath and it collapses in disarray. Most people nowadays do not know this since they are neither trained in this field of knowledge nor have the inclination to study it for themselves. Ergo, they trust in the pronouncements of men that the world, and the powers-that-be who run this world, call ‘experts’. They neither always tell the truth, nor always know what they’re talking about, nor are always relevant. Their dating methods are a charade of prejudicial guesswork, constantly slanted against recognizing the true oldness of many of the manuscripts with which they work, and the truly ancient documents that they have --- coming from the first couple of centuries after Christ --- are too few and too fragmentary, in and of themselves, to give them anything like a real grasp of what the correct text of the Bible really is. Hence, they’re free to make up any theories and any conclusions that the biases of modern scholarship will tolerate or support.
This is what happens when men don’t have a Pillar & Ground of the Truth (1 Timothy 3:15) upon which to stand. Or, should I say, when they refuse to stand upon that Pillar & Ground of the Truth despite having it available for them to embrace. God did not leave men adrift in confusion & uncertainty. He did not leave them, at His initial behest, prey to the lies & nonsense of false religions masquerading as the truth. Men did that to themselves, hearkening to the luciferic siren of an ‘angel of light’.
Your Protestantism is a crucial part of that wicked siren. Without the Rebellion of Martin Luther & his spiritual progeny against the Catholic Church in the 1500s, no one could get away with believing & doing what so-called ‘born again christians’ believe & do today, nor could modernist scholars get away with teaching & spreading the idiocy that they teach & spread throughout the world of Western Civilization --- the part of the world which descends from the Catholic Europe of Old. Divine Authority had to be broken. God’s Voice through His Church had to be silenced, its men cowed into a whimper. Then, and only then, could the present chaos be ushered in.
Your reaction to my long & detailed rebukes are proof of that. Your responses are inane, your attacks on the Catholic Church like the desperate flounderings of a drowning man. I have presented you with but four passages upholding the necessity of baptism in the past several months; tons more exist. Each is very simple and very literal, not at all hard for a good-willed man to understand. Jesus, the Founder of the Roman Catholic Church, announced:
“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” (Mark 16:16 KJV)
“Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born
of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the
And Peter, the Founder’s first chosen Leader of the Roman Catholic Church, proclaimed:
“Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38b-d KJV)
“For Christ… preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us…” (1 Peter 3:18a, 19b-21a KJV)
Which in turn is why this Founder, Jesus, told His Apostles, including the specially chosen first Leader of His Roman Catholic Church, the following, so prominently emphasizing the baptism of their converts:
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20 KJV)
Whereas, were your heretical lies the truth --- and as I have said before --- then Jesus should have said something like the following instead:
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, teaching them to say a sinner’s prayer and believe in me and just ask me into their hearts: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:19-20 RAMV --- Revised Archaic Mother Version)
Because Baptism is not critical, having nothing to do with Salvation… per you & your very fallible opinion. An opinion that runs smack dab in opposition to the plain text of your own translation of Sacred Scripture. Oh, how highly you respect the Bible!
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Landing us at the next point in this email. For some years ago (2003, to be exact), my dear mother, in a letter to me you ridiculed the importance of Jesus’ Body, the Church, about which the Apostle Paul said:
“Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead... and hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” (Ephesians 1:20a, 22-23 KJV)
The last clause, “the fulness of him that filleth all in all”, is, verbally speaking, in what a grammarian calls the ‘active voice’, being how the Greek renders it. In the Latin, and any translations derived therefrom, it is in the ‘passive voice’. In either case, however, rightly understood, the significance is the same --- that Jesus’ Body, the Church, contains the fullness of Him Who is the Son of God, Who is God Almighty Himself.
Your main beef was that this, said you, made the Church equivalent to God. Therefore, said you, Paul must have been speaking about Christ and not about His Body, the Church, when he said what he said (inerrantly inspired by the Holy Spirit, let us remember) about “the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” (Ephesians 1:23b KJV)
The problem is, your beef overlooked good simple grammar. To wit, there is nothing in Paul’s sentence --- a sentence whose every word is inerrantly inspired by the Holy Spirit, let us continually recall --- to which the clause, “the fulness of him that filleth all in all”, can refer except the Church. After all, when the Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul says, “…and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all” (Ephesians 1:22b-23 KJV), what can He via Paul mean except that the Church is “the fulness of him that filleth all in all”?
What it really amounts to is this:
That you don’t want a Church telling you what to believe and what to do.
Because men, including leaders, are members of the Church here and now, in the flesh, to whom you would have to listen and have to follow. While, on the contrary, when you can get away with thinking of your imaginary ‘church’ as consisting invisibly of all kinds of men who don’t even have to be able to agree on all kinds of things --- and who can’t even all agree about what is crucial to agree upon, about how to be saved, and who have no universal government to which they are subject regarding creed, morals, worship & law --- then you are left free to make Jesus (Who is, claim you, the ‘sole head’ of your imaginary & invisible ‘church’) say whatever you want to make Him say. After all, He’s not tangible & present, standing before you in the flesh, in this earthly life below, telling you audibly what to believe & do, is He? Invisible leaders that you can’t see & hear are wonderful mouthpieces for your own prejudices & ideas, now aren’t they?
This, then, is why you had a beef with the quote from Ephesians.
Perhaps you have no memory of your complaint; it was, admittedly, almost four
years ago. But whether you remember or not, your bias, I wager, has not
changed. You cannot stand the thought of a Church telling you what to do. You
have not the humility to submit yourself to God’s appointed leaders,
hypocritically pretending an infallibility for yourself that you will go to any
length to deny in the person of a real Pope, thereby making yourself into a
little ‘pope’ who can overrule anyone and anything that dares to
oppose you. You would not have lasted a single year under the rule of ancient
Because the Church, being His Body, the Body of His Son, Jesus, is “the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” (Ephesians 1:23b KJV)
And just as Jesus’ Physical Body is not one with Him by reason of conversion of the Godhead into Flesh but, rather, by taking of the Manhood into God, so is Jesus’ Ecclesial Body not made one with Him by reason of conversion of His Flesh into the Church but, rather, by taking of the Ecclesiality --- as it were, understood rightly --- into His Flesh. I.e., the Almighty Triune God of the Catholic Church, via His Son’s Body, both physical & ecclesial, draws men unto Himself, allowing them to partake in His Supernatural Life. Yet always through and never apart from His Body, the Church. If men would have a part with God, then they must have a part with His Son, Jesus. Nonetheless, if men would be a part of Jesus, then they must be part of His Body, the Church. What man could claim that a leg belongs to him were that leg not attached to his body? Thus, no matter how much a person might say otherwise, the leg can’t go with that man anywhere as if it were a part of him when it is not attached --- a body cannot intrinsically convey in itself what does not extrinsically belong to itself. In other words, the outside must match the inside!
Likewise, no one ascends unto Heaven except the one who descends from Heaven. (John 3:13) This One is Jesus. Therefore, no man can enter into Heaven who does not connect himself to Jesus. This connection is made by entering His Body, the Church.
Your false religion, your ‘born again christianity’, is not and cannot ever be this Church. It is amorphous, ever-changing, invisible, ever-splintering, undefined & disjointed. Any could be in it; any could not. There’s no way to know. Opinions, even amongst those who claim to belong, are contrary & conflicting. Most don’t care, a hazy fantasy floating in their minds… if they have any conception at all. Warm feelings predominate today. Big hugs, cheerful smiles & lilting choruses suffice for ‘unity’. Call yourself a ‘born again christian’ and anyone will believe you --- credentials are almost never required. Talk a few key words, drop a few key phrases, and you’re in. No one will doubt you. It’s like a man talking like a professional football player by adopting a few choice terms and getting everyone to accept him as such, they strangely overlooking the fact that he’s a scrawny five-foot-two and weighs only a hundred-and-twenty-five pounds. What kind of professional football player is that? What pro league would he ever play in?
Your false religion is the same. All of you call yourselves
‘christians’, none of you are. You’re all scrawny
five-foot-two and one-hundred-and-twenty-five pound wimps with an ego the size
This is because you don’t belong to Christ. He isn’t in
you “the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” (Ephesians 1:23b KJV) Because
you aren’t the real
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This you have no grasp of since you don’t want to grasp it. You are willfully blind. I adjure you --- don’t continue in this way. Leave off from the broad path that you are on, headed for certain destruction! You will wind up in Hell, just as certainly as my recently deceased uncle, X, is in Hell at this very instant, writhing in hideous pain. He was a worldly man, having little to do with the things of religion, as you well know. Worse yet, he had absolutely no interest in the One True Religion of the Catholic Church. He was a man possessed with the things of this earthly life.
Notwithstanding, don’t fool yourselves. None of you, whether
the two of you or any of our relations in
There are some things I can be mistaken about. For instance, in the brief cover letter I sent you with the copy of the first two fifths of Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus in the mail, I mistakenly spoke of your slew of belated emails as arriving on the 1st of May. This is because I confused them with another set of emails that I had recently received from someone else, forgetting that most of your emails arrived on the 30th of March. This is a natural human error.
But I cannot be mistaken about the Catholic Religion. Not because I am infallible… but because God through His Church is infallible. All I have to do is repeat Her words, which are God’s words. You can examine them for yourself. You needn’t depend wholly on me. Yet if you will not heed my warnings --- then woe betide thee! You are like the man who refuses to heed his neighbor telling him that his house is on fire. Just look for yourself. The flames are there for anyone to see, spreading rapidly in the arid wind. This is a terrible fire that only a powerful draught of water can quench --- the waters of the Sacrament of Baptism and the tears of a heartfelt penance from the gut.
My dearest & beloved parents, I began this letter on May 31st, 2007, the day Catholics honour the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of Highest Heaven. She cares about you more than I ever could. It is to Her you must turn in order to approach Her Son, and it is to Her you must apologize for maligning Him, He Who is the King. And what King would ever permit the enemy of His Mother to enter into His Kingdom?
There are many things that distinguish Catholics from others, even from those who style themselves as ‘christians’. Yet nothing rivals the divide over Queen Mary. Not even the Eastern Schismatics come close to Roman Catholics in honoring Her Name. And just as dad would bar me from entering your house were I to spit in your face, my dear mother, so, too, will the real Jesus bar the two of you from entering His Home, Heaven, should you not stop spitting in the face of His Mother, the Blessed Ever-Virgin Mary.
Please return the embrace that She promises to give you if you only will cease to blaspheme the Catholic Body & Teachings of Her Son. Please know that just as Jesus cannot break the commandment to honor both His Father & His Mother, so you cannot be a part of Jesus when you continue to do the very thing that He could never do --- dishonor Her! You pretend She isn’t His Mother, claiming lamely that She’s only the mother of his ‘body’, and not of a Divine Person. And yet when was a mother ever the mother of a ‘body’ alone, and not the mother of a whole, entire person?
This is heresy, my poor dear parents, the ancient heresy of a disguised Arianism. All Protestants are Arians; most of them just don’t know it. You deny the Divinity of Christ by denying the Divinity of His Flesh. For if Queen Mary was not the Mother of God --- and just the mother of a ‘body’, of some ‘flesh’ --- then Jesus Christ was not God. As Paul the Apostle said about Jesus:
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Colossians 2:8-9 KJV)
And then he goes on to say a few verses later:
“Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.” (Colossians 2:12 KJV)
Faith & Works, my beloved parents. The two go together and cannot be separated. Both are necessary for a man’s salvation. But how can you, who deny the Divinity of Christ by denying the full & actual Maternity of His Mother, comprehend or receive what can only be had by joining yourself to Him through burial with Him in a very real & very watery baptism that actually, truly & irrefutably remits a man’s sins, granting him the Holy Spirit? How can this ever be attained by you in your rebellious heresy?
You must convert to the Roman Catholic Church, Jesus’ Body. You must honor His Mother, submit to His Papacy, believe His Teachings --- all of them --- and be baptized into His Death. You cannot escape the Everlasting Punishment of Hell otherwise. You are certainly damned should you die in your false religion. May His Mother, Queen Mary, Vanquisher of All Heresies & Crusher of the Serpent’s Head, obtain for you from Her Divine Son the graces necessary to convert you from Eternal Death to Eternal Life. Praying for the salvation of your souls, your always loving son,
P.S.: I plan to keep this email address through at least the end of this year. It will do you little good to send me letters about mundane matters since a matter of eternal significance separates us like an unbridgeable abyss. I will also not waste my time engaging you in two-way communication about the Catholic Faith until you admit the bare minimum --- that you are not, and cannot ever be, infallible about religion (which includes interpreting the Bible) in and of your own selves. Until you admit at least that much, then all of the Saving Truth in the world will not make a single dent in your skulls, hardened as you are by the pride of a mock infallibility. Nevertheless, know that if you in humility turn from your heretical pride, admitting that you can be wrong about religion, then I will consider engaging you again in communication about the Catholic Faith. Know, too, that I will rebuke you wherever I find it to be necessary, just as I have been doing in this letter. And, finally, know with utter confidence that if ever you should be in danger of death whilst penitent in your sins, willing to renounce your Protestantism and embrace Catholicism, then I shall, Heaven willing, do everything I can to be at your sides to usher your souls into the graces of the Roman Catholic Church, thereby attaining to the Real Hope of Heaven Above in the Sweet & Queenly Arms of Jesus’ Ever-Virgin Mother.
For those of you who are truly Catholic and have finished reading this book, I remind you of what I said at the beginning in the introductory note:
“…all Protestants… are not only anti-Catholic but are also necessarily --- and thus consequently --- anti-Bible & anti-Christ… I gravely exhort the reader of this book, especially those who bear the name of Catholic, to take to heart what I have said… Too often during these apostate times, as well as in the centuries of laxity since the Protestant Revolt that led to the Great Apostasy, it has been the naïve assumption that most Protestants are of ‘good will’, being merely ‘innocently misled’ and certain to change their opinion of Catholicism were they only able to know how wrong they have been. Such is not the case.”
One of the biggest reasons I continued rebutting my mother & father as long as I did in this last, and by far longest, of debates, and then packaged it as the book now in front of your eyes, is to show how inherently bad-willed --- right down to the very marrow of their bones --- Protestants are. They are enemies of the Triune God, foes of His Christ, blasphemers of His Spirit, deniers of His Truth, despisers of His Papacy, perverters of His Scripture, mockers of His Heaven, haters of His Mother, defilers of His Temple & filthy liars against His Religion, the Roman Catholic Faith, outside of which there is absolutely no hope of salvation & positively no remission of sins.
Moreover, I can attest to their bad will and their obstinacy by my time of thirty-three years spent within their camp. Even the most soft-spoken of them, even the most ‘gentle’ and ‘loving’ of them by appearance, are nothing but scoffers, hoodlums & brutes against God within their hearts, loathing the Saving Truth. It’s just a matter of unmasking them. Rip off their façade of ‘niceness’, of ‘respectability’ and ‘earnestness’, and you will see them --- all of them! --- for what they are: rebels, and consorters with demons.
This is what false religion is. It is why God hates them so much. And you do them no justice & no kindness by treating them as if they are friends, merely misguided & astray. They are your enemy. Indeed, the man who treats them as if they are friends is no friend of God. And while we are to love our enemies --- getting along with them socially in a friendly fashion wherever possible --- we do not ‘love’ them by pretending that they are of ‘good will’ in their ignorance. Because their ignorance is culpable. They want to be blind, every single one of them, and they want to not know what God has commanded. They belong to Satan, not to God, and they are quite satisfied in their delusion.
Hence, I have made this book so that real Catholics might know their enemy. Know who they are, what their objective is, what means they possess to achieve it, and what we must do to defeat them… if not by converting them (and only God’s Catholic Truth presented unabashed will do this), then by exposing them & their lies starkly in the public eye. Through Queen Mary, Our Heavenly Mother, we can accomplish this.
Only then will they be vanquished.
For those of you who are heretics, or of any false religion, including agnosticism & atheism, and have read this book completely unto a thorough understanding, then recall as well what I said at the beginning of this book in the introductory note:
“…should you, my dear reader, be a heretic, then know that Catholics hold the Sword of Truth --- and that we will use it against you, either unto your spiritual death or (which we vastly prefer) unto your spiritual salvation.”
We are ready, dear souls, by God’s Grace, to lay down our lives and shed our blood as need be in order to uphold the Testimony of His Catholic Faith against the damnable lies of your false religions. And the blood of our martyrdom will be the seed of new converts, our sacrifice atoning for the terrible debt of sins committed by past generations of lousy and nominal Catholics, and by the unbelieving multitudes of this present age. We cannot be defeated, even in death, since there is no defeat where Eternal Life is gained & since the Saving Truth cannot be suppressed where its defenders are bold --- even unto death.
Therefore, choose you this day which side you will be on. (Joshua 24:15) The die is nearly cast and judgment races toward the peoples of this earth. Queen Mary cannot forestall the Arm of Her Son forever, and when She Herself declares that there is no more waiting since there is no more hope of conversions to come, then woe betide the world! You have seen no fury like the wrath of a Son Whose Mother has been mocked!
Flee, then, to Her Mantle for safety. Beg Her pardon before it is too late. For She, in turn, can implore Her Son for His Mercy & He will listen to Her. He will not deny Her. In fact, only She delays Him from exercising His Justice fully upon the world, Her compassion & grief detaining His Hand from striking with unmitigated punishment. When Her tears of sorrow are spent, what stands between you & utter destruction? Heed Her pleas!
Only in this way can you hope to see Heaven.
Finally, for all you fallen angels who swarm the world with iniquity & falsehoods, for all of those devils who oppose themselves to the Body of Jesus Christ, the Roman Catholic Church, hear ye this:
Your time is up.
Your lies are revealed, your schemes exposed, your techniques laid bare for all to see, and your slaves being either unchained or annihilated. We are the members of the Body of Jesus Christ, your Kingly Foe, and we are the sole of the Foot of His Glorious Mother, the Blessed Ever-Virgin Mary, Queen of Highest Heaven. She wears a Crown of Twelve Stars, stands upon the moon, dons the sun, and Her Hands are refulgent with the light of the Graces of Her Son --- and She is about to crush your heads. The first skirmishes are afoot, battle engaged. War thunders like hounds nipping furiously at your legs.
Come, O Ye Demonic Horde, and impale thyself upon the Blade of Catholic Truth!
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Part One of The Dogma of Baptism Upheld & the Lie of ‘Faith Alone’ Cast Down (1 Letter Consisting of 1 Prefacing Note & 23 Chapters)
Part Two of The Dogma of Baptism Upheld & the Lie of ‘Faith Alone’ Cast Down (7 Letters Consisting of 6 Prefacing Notes & 19 Chapters)
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