Skip to comments.Archbishop Sheen Today! -- Mary and the Moslems
Posted on 12/13/2008 2:00:51 AM PST by GonzoII
The history you are about to read is a miraculous event authenticated and recorded at the Vatican over 400 years ago. Sacred archives recall the miracle with the title, 'The Battle of Lepanto." Firstly, its historical background must be told. The Ottoman Empire was a Turkish state in the Middle East from the 14th to 20th centuries. As their 'Jihads' or aggressions increased, it became one of the world's most powerful entities during the 16th century. The Empire then became commonly known as the 'Khalifah,' or 'Islamic State.'On May 29, 1453, the Islamic State conquered the holy Christian lands of St. Constantine, the city of Constantinople, once the Christian capital of the Roman Empire. After the Christians' defeat, the city became known in Turkish as 'Istanbul.'
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The on going battle.
The west is not losing, it is giving up.
The West... is giving up.
We better not.
Good men have preached hard aginst evil, millions have reared their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord, tears have been shed for the salvation of souls and the preservation of a nation .. and yet .. Satan has a firm grasp on the neck of America ... why?
The tactic in the Garden has been used over and over again more successfully in these latter times.
Evidence "authority" as unreliable and dishonest, and the ungrounded human mind will do the rest.
Just as Eve added to the requirements God had dictated about the Tree of Life .. so too has the simplicity and purity of salvation by grace through faith (not a church, not a denomination, not any poarticular 'doctrine' ... ) clouded our vision ... and incrementally, we were blinded.
America is the lobster in the pot, the frog in boiling water ... the heat came up slowly .. and our eyes are closing in death.
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
No baptism, no sacraments, no holy underwear, no fasting, no nothing except a sincere prayer in belief and scceptence, "Lord, have mercy on me .. a sinner"
Today (1950), the hatred of the Moslem countries against the West is becoming hatred against Christianity itself. Although the statesmen have not yet taken it into account, there is still grave danger that the temporal power of Islam may return and, with it, the menace that it may shake off a West which has ceased to be Christian, and affirm itself as a great anti-Christian world Power.
Was George Bush President then?
I love listening to Archbishop Sheen. He can be heard on Relavent Radio during the day and at night. (www.relaventradio.com)
“Thanks for the post.”
My pleasure; lots of his talks are here too,:
What requirements did Eve add regarding the Tree of Life?
THANKS!!! What a fascinating story!! And the little tidbit about Cervantes was a bonus! And the Fatima part is fabulous!! There is still hope for the moslems.
Remember that God created all things and that HE said after each creation, it was good.
2 Timothy 2:15 tells us that we are to study the word of God, that we might be complete and capable of properly understandinf what God is telling us.
We also know that in 2 Timothy 3:16, scripture is Given to us by God FOR our good (and by extension, the good of others .. through us and our acting on what we know to be good for us).
Revelation 22:19 cautions us to be careful how we handle the scriptures ... not to add nor take away from what God has given us.
Now ... waaayyyy back in Genesis 1:15 & 16, we're told that God had put Adam into the Garden and Adam's job was to dress it and keep it.
I like to garden, and I know that 'dressing and keeping' is a lot of hard and hand's on work ... and I believe both God and Adam understood what dressing and keeping meant.
God also cautioned Adam not to EAT of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil ... 'cause if he did ... Adam would die.
There is nothing to indicate Adam could'nt touch it.
Beginning in Genesis 1:18, God makes a helper for Adam .. Eve .. and that they two would become one flesh.
There aren't too many happily married people that don't have a line of communication that surpasses the spoken word, and I have no doubt Adam and Eve, living in an unscathed Paradisical garden, enjoyed a relationship everyone of us would envy.
I believe that relationship included Adam teaching/telling Eve what God had said regarding the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
In Genesis 3, we have the account of Eve being approached by the serpent, which we find out later is Satan, and asks a very simple question ... "Is that really what God said?"
Yea, hath God said?
And Eve replied .. "Yup, we're not supposed to eat the fruit nor touch the tree" (paraphrased, of course .. Gen. 3:3) .. or we'll die.
The serpent said, "No you won't"
Here is insidious cleverity ...
Satan was correct!
Satan responded to what Eve had replied (don't eat, don't touch) and because her reply was not what God had demanded, Satan could (with plausanle deniability) respond that Eve was wrong ... and in the letter of the law .. he was correct.
So Eve ate the fruit because of evil's urging, and enticed her husband .. (Pleeeeze honey ... just for me ... pleeeeeezzzze) .. to eat also ... and the rest is His story.
Now ... all of this boils down to .. "question authority" .. and if we look at our nation today, there are more confusing, tributarial doctrines about what is right, wrong. good, bad or indifferent .. that there is no truth.
And without truth, there is no authority .. and without authority, there is no direction ... and without direction ... man is led to his death.
If this doesn't answer your question Just mythoughts .. it's all I have.
It Is how I understand the English language by which I read and know the scriptures.
Obama voters think they are exempt from history, the past and everything they didn’t live through and see with their own eyes already.... - the future is theirs for the taking.