Someone’s been sending me “revelations” allegedly from God the Father. Not. (For a comment on God the Father speaking to us directly, see HERE.) Who am I to judge, you ask? Nobody, but I do like common sense. And I do like to be faithful to the Church. I really despise mind game rubbish. Let’s just take one paragraph. I do hope that the purveyers of this self-congratulatory nonsense repent of their self-congratulations. Please, enjoy my emphases and [comments]. These are the words of “The Father”:
“Meditate on My holy Words as contained in Scripture [Usually we speak of the Holy Spirit to write the words about The Word of the Father, but, we'll let that go...]. There you will find everything you need to know, concerning how I intervene in the lives of My children [though without Sacred Tradition and the Magisterium, also Sacred Scripture cannot be interpreted correctly, but, we'll let that go...]. In the Old Testament, there is an emphasis on My Justice [red flag], due to the fact that My Son had not yet redeemed the world [Wrong. That justice was preparing people to understand the redemption, Jesus hanging on the Cross. The grace of that redemption was already theirs for the asking. If we ignore the bit of justice the Israelites knew, we ourselves will not understand the redemption Jesus brings to us]. My chosen people were not capable of living according to My Law of Love, as contained in the Decalogue [Incapable, of course, if they chose to refuse the grace which God was, indeed, giving them. The same applies to us, of course. We are incapable of anything good without the grace of God. So, why single them out if not to say that the grace of the redemption was not given to them, so that all of them went straight to hell?], precisely because the eternal Word had not yet assumed [interesting word, but we'll let that go...] a true human nature and had not yet accomplished His mission of reconciling man with God [Time is held as one by God. He applies redemption regardless of time, before or after Christ.]. The Redemption wrought by My Son redeemed humanity and set it free from its slavery to sin [but in this logic, only from that time on, not retroactively, for, otherwise, the Israelites would not be described as being so absolutely locked out of the life of grace... right?]. Upon the completion of My Son’s salvific mission, My very own Divine Life, My grace, was only then made available to mankind [so that everyone before that time went straight to hell, including all the prophets, like Saint Elijah, praised by Jesus Himself. Even the Blessed Mother, in this logic, would not have been immaculately conceived. There was no Saint Joseph, nor any other saint, not even Abraham, our Father in Faith.]. While My Son accomplished His divine mission of objective Redemption, souls still retain the gift of free will and must subjectively dispose their souls to receive the grace and Mercy merited by My Christ. This they can accomplish through fervent prayer and the reception of the Sacraments [Silly me! Here I thought that that grace was brought to us in the Sacraments! Did not our Lord love us while we were yet sinners, so much as to bring us out of our sinfulness, none of which goodness we merited or prepared to receive?] of My One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.” [Right. So. We've totally sent all the Jews to hell forever and ever and ever and not even one of them made it to heaven.]
This “revelation” is nothing more than actual hate-speech, and is just part of extremely verbose works, which seem to be the work of psych students, I’m guessing as an anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic class project. These look to be projected as ”satellite” phenomena of Medjugorje (for which I have no respect at all, being that the “messages” are filled with error. Replete with error. Stinking with error).
When Saint Thomas More was writing a critique of the works of Tyndale, he quipped that looking for error in the works of Tyndale was like looking for drops in the ocean. Same thing here with the “revelations” of “God the Father” and of others, and on just so very many levels.
There’s a ferocious copyright notice that goes along with the “revelations” of “God the Father”. Whatever. I have permission to do with them what I will. Doing a critique of a handful of sentences is always seen as fair use in court. Always. Especially when religions are being attacked. In this case, both Judaism and the Catholic Church are under attack. One can make a defense. Yikes!
Be discerning, people! Love God and neighbor. Look to the Magisterium of the Church. And don’t give up on your priests, or bishops. Pray for us!
O.K. Now I’m started on a rant, so I’ll keep going. Hah!
I remember, as a seminarian, reading over a bit of the “revelations” of a certain Italian priest. The laity loved these “revelations” and were always looking for “Marian Priests”, judged to be so by them. I suppose all the others were not Marian. Nice. I didn’t like it. I knew of almost no priest who did. I think priests are Marian by virtue of being ordained to the priesthood of the Son of Mary. I also think people are charismatic because they’ve been baptised and confirmed, not because they practice what can only be a gift.
Anyway, what I especially didn’t like with Italian priest’s “revelations” from “Mary” were frequent references to, you know, the immediate coming of Christ (with a date! 1999!), flatly contradicting the words of Jesus that it is not for us to know a date.
The “visionary” spoke of Super Apostles and a New Pentecost. I, for one, want the old Apostles and the old Pentecost. There is no superceding the sucession of the Apostles. And the Holy Father is always the successor of Saint Peter. The Holy Spirit didn’t make a mistake with the first Pentecost. He was not insufficient.
The Church is ever ancient, ever new. I love the Church, the one of which I am now a member. I’m not disaffected. I don’t hate my own Mother Church!
If I were ever to have the grace of being a martyr, it wouldn’t be for Super-Duper Church®. It would be our of love of Mary’s Son, Christ Jesus, and His Catholic Church.
By the way, I fully accept Guadalupe (where I offered Mass facing the Tilma), Lourdes (where I was a chaplain for two years), Fatima (where I carried the pilgrim Virgin statue on July 13 when I was only 16 years old), and such like. They are not replete with error.