Monday, January 30, 2017

Let God arise, and let His enemies be scattered
and let them that hate Him
Flee from before His Face.
~Psalm 67
¡Viva Cristo Rey! ¡Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!
Si vis pacem, para bellum!

“An unhappy time is coming, of revolt and dissension in the Church. Oh my children, do not let yourselves be led astray by innovations. Rally and hold fast. Stay on the same road, the same footpaths as your pious fathers trod. Preserve and maintain what they have taught you. It will be enough if you resist the attacks, the tempests, the hurricanes that will arise with such violence”

“The Church will be punished because the majority of her members, high and low, will become very perverted. The Church will sink deeper and deeper until She will at last seem to be extinguished, and the succession of Peter and the other Apostles to have expired. But, after this, She will be victoriously exalted in the sight of all doubters”—St. Nicholas of Fluh (1417-1487) Canonized by Pope Pius XII 1947

This is my question: the oldest known icon of Christ Pantokrator, (Saint Catherine's Monastery) the two different facial expressions on either side emphasize Christ's two natures as fully God and fully human, this icon even outlived the Muslims taking over St. Catherine's(for more than a century) which it still remains, a symbol of the TWO natures of Christ His Divine side and His Human side. If
evolution is true then it should be His Divine side and His (forgive me Lord) ape side. 

This Icon out lived the Muslim invasion and goes right back to Creation. 


All Definitions from Fr. John Hardon:
PANTOKRATOR. Greek title of God, "the All Mighty." It is also a familiar image of Christ depicted as ruling from heaven.

This is profound:  That your faith might not stand on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. 1Corithians 2:5 Commentary:Ver. 5. That your faith, Had we employed the subtleties, the reasonings, and eloquence of men, some might perhaps be induced to believe that you had been seduced by artifice. But none can reasonably say so; your faith is founded on the force and evidence of truth, and upon the virtue and power of the Holy Ghost, who has bestowed upon you both the light of knowledge, and the fire of love. (Who is the Author of the Bible=The Holy Ghost who Jesus left us to guide us)
John 14:16 in the Commentary Haydock Douay Rheims:
Paraclete. This is a comforter: or also an advocate: inasmuch as by inspiring prayer, he prays, as it were, in us, and pleads for us. --- For ever. Hence it is evident, that this spirit of truth was not only promised to the persons of the apostles, but also to their successors, through all generations. (Challoner) --- I have not changed the word Paraclete, which signifies, both and advocate and a comforter. He shall remain with you, and in you, for ever. What greater happiness, what greater security for the faithful, than to have this divine promise, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of truth, remaining with the Church for ever, to protect her, and preserve her from all errors and heresies? (Witham) --- If the Holy Ghost had been promised only to the apostles, their successors could not have challenged the promise. But the promises and privileges were not merely personal, but attached to their office perpetually. Hence, the Holy Ghost, in every age and clime, perpetually watches over the Catholic Church, and preserves her from both open and secret attacks of her enemies.

Gifts of the Holy Ghost: The seven forms of supernatural initiative conferred with the reception of sanctifying grace. They are in the nature of supernatural reflexes, or reactive instincts, that spontaneously answer to the divine impulses of grace almost without reflection but always with full consent. The gifts are wisdom (sapientia), understanding (intellectus), knowledge (scientia), fortitude or courage (fortitudo), counsel (consilium), piety or love (pietas), and fear of the Lord (timor Domini).

We who have been Confirmed have these gifts, if we are open to the Third Person of the Trinity the Holy Ghost and in the state of grace. The Holy Ghost is the most over looked, underestimated and not believed, of the Most Holy Trinity but He was promised to us by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Father said during a Sermon "A body without a soul is a corps" then what is a "Church with out Faith?" When men of this earth put more "faith" in science and themselves than they do in the Holy Word of God,The third person of the Holy Trinity, who is distinct from the Father and the Son but one in being, coequal, and coeternal with them, because, like them, He is in the fullest sense when you deny the Inspired Word of God you are actually denying the Holy Ghost/Holy Spirit. 

Matthew 12:32 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but he that shall speak against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him neither in this world, nor in the world to come.Against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; i.e. they who for want of sufficient instruction, were invincibly ignorant that Christ was God, might more easily be brought to the true knowledge and faith of Christ, and so receive forgiveness of their sins: but if he shall speak against the Holy Ghost, i.e. against the Spirit of God in Christ, and shall oppose the known truth, by attributing to the devil that doctrine, and those miracles, which evidently were from the Spirit and the hand of God, that sin shall never be forgiven him. But how is this consistent with the Catholic doctrine and belief, that there is no sin any man commits of which he may not obtain pardon in this life? To this I answer, that in what manner soever we expound this place, it is an undoubted point of Christian faith, that there is no sin which our merciful God is not ready to pardon; no sin, for the remission of which, God hath not left a power in his Church, as it is clearly proved by those words, Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them, &c. St. Chrysostom therefore expounds these words, shall not be forgiven them, to imply no more, than shall scarcely, or seldom be forgiven; that is, it is very hard for such sinners to return to God, by a true and sincere repentance and conversion; so that this sentence is like to that (Matthew xix. 26.) where Christ seems to call it an impossible thing for a rich man to be saved. In the same place St. Chrysostom tells us, that some of those who had blasphemed against the Holy Ghost, repented, and had their sins forgiven them. St. Augustine, by this blasphemy against the Spirit, understands the sin of final impenitence, by which an obstinate sinner refuseth to be converted, and therefore lives and dies hardened in his sins. (Witham) --- Nor in the world to come.

So when Our Lord said to St. Catherine of Siena:
Today I have chosen unschooled women, fearful and weak by nature, but trained by Me in the knowledge of the divine, so that they may put vanity and pride to shame. If men will humbly receive the teachings I send them through the weaker sex I will show them great mercy; but if they despise these women, they shall fall into even worse confusion and even greater agony. Therefore, My daughter, you shall humbly do My will; for I will never fail you; on the contrary, I will come to you as often as before, and I will guide and help you in all things. 

Did Our Lord mean this message to St. Catherine literally? Are you willing to take the chance and not believe?

May God bless and Our Lady Vanquisher of all heresies and St. Michael guide and protect always!

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