False Prophet Update

Ireland abuse survivors say Pope must face up to Church’s past sins

Blog note. Slick. Very, very slick. The Pope continues to suggest and offer a “bureaucratic” solution to this problem. More rules, processes, oversight, transparency, promises, proclamations, prayers and statements (all wordsmithing) to correct men’s hearts. This is his approach to all worldly problems. This didn’t work before. It won’t work again. Once again, the focus of the Catholic Church (Vatican) and the Pope is to contain damage to its “reputation” and to cleverly wordsmith its way around all issues by saying appropriate words and moving on. As is the usual case, the major focus is not helping who got hurt but covering up sin in darkness (documents under key and lock). Only Christ can change men’s hearts, not a systemic or bureaucratic slight-of-hand. After all, it was the “system” that allowed this sexual abuse corruption to spread like the wildfires in California, British Columbia, Siberia, Greece, Sweden and elsewhere this world. The wolves in sheep clothing deny the power of Christ. Wow! The Pope openly admits that the Catholic Church has a culture of death. (His words, not mine). I thought the true church of Christ is supposed to show and shine the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ to a dark world. We are supposed to be lights in a dark world. How is it that the leader of the largest “Christian” church in the world refers to “his” church as pushing the darkness of death into the world through its culture? After all, he repeatedly states that he comes in his own name, and not that of Christ’s name. Did they (wolves in sheep’s clothing) ever really know Jesus Christ? Does the Pope really know Christ? Who is running this church, Christ or “someone else?” No one can heal these evil men’s hearts except Christ. Not you, not me, not the Pope, no bureaucratic process, edict or statement. It is extremely obvious that the Pope’s “wordsmithing” is hallow and has no effect on his legion’s behaviors, souls or hearts. No man (Pope included) can effectively change another man’s heart or behavior. No amount of billions of dollars thrown at the problem will solve it. Christ is the only one who can change a man. Yet, the Pope denies this by hiding the truth of Christ. Satan works behind the scenes in an effort to shield mankind from ever knowing the true gospel of Jesus Christ and denying His power to change men’s hearts.

What about the abused children over the decades? How can they be healed? Once again, the answer is Christ. He can reach deep into their souls and heal them, if they let him in as adults. It is sad that so many people around the world still look to a “Pope” (man) for answers and healing. All the articles and all the stories repeatedly indicate that whatever the Pope says, does not take away the pain and suffering of those abused by the legions of wolves in sheep’s clothing. The Pope continues to “pontificate” since it is effective in circumventing Christ’s role in dealing with the problem. What does the Bible say about the harming of children, the “little one’s?”

Matthew 19:13 … Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

*Matthew 19:14 … But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

*Mark 10:14 … 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 kingdom of God.

*Luke 18:16 … But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

*Matthew 18:6 … But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

*Mark 9:42 … And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

*Luke 17:2 … It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

*The Holy Word of God repeated three times, signifies God’s divine emphasis and intensity. The context or subject that which God is referring to, is extremely important. He is emphatically and intensely making his point well known. He is adamant about the text and meaning. Do not (harm, hurt, offend or abuse) the little ones (children). Jesus also indicates that the little ones (children) are to have access to the kingdom of heaven through Him.

Who did the wolves in sheep clothing harm? The youngest and most vulnerable of us … the children. God is indicating that a form of punishment and banishment awaits the wolves who harm the little ones. Although God’s punishment or wrath may not come fast enough by our standards, it will in fact come in God’s due time. Implied in the three verses is that it would be better for men to hide themselves in the oceans’ depths, than to face to gaze of judgement and righteousness of Christ at the white throne judgement. “But that is so far away”, you say. From our perspective, yes. From God’s perspective, no. A thousand years is a tomorrow to Him.

Revelation 6:15-17. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Once again, men are so terrified by the gaze, glory and wrath of the Lamb, that they beg the rocks to fall on them and hide them. They would rather be dead than face Christ’s judgement. Their sins will expose themselves and be brought out into the light. The same can be said for the wolves in the Catholic Church who abused the youngest children among us.

The “Church” has historically played “where is the ball now under the three cups game” as a form of punishment. Push the sin under different rocks so it is hidden. Transfer the problem in the hopes it won’t happen again. After all, the “Church” is “suffering” a shortage of priests and they need all available “hands-on-deck”. This doesn’t even count as a slap on the wrist.

O.K., let’s go with “secular law”. Maybe that form of punishment will be best for the wolves in sheep clothing. Ruh-Roh! Statute of Limitations … darn. A few wolves will be caught and embarrassed. Most will evade punishment via secular law efforts. We all know that. Will the statute of limitations law(s) be amended or reformed as a result of this obscene activity? Only God knows. What about the old wolves that are already dead. God knows who they are and has accounted for their activities. Only Christ knows if they accepted his offer of salvation.

What’s left available for punishment? As usual the Bible tells us. Man’s laws and punishments don’t work. God’s law (in the form of Jesus Christ) and judgement in the form of the white throne judgement, would suggest that many (most?) of these wolves in sheep clothing can look forward to eternal punishment in the form of the second death, or the lake of fire and brimstone. If the abused knew this, would it console them? I don’t know. Christ knows. Jesus Christ can provide the abused little ones with the spirit of forgiveness and healing to overcome the rage, anger and perhaps hate directed at those who abused them.

Where am I going with all of this? Obviously, I want to stress (along with everyone else) how wrong and evil all of these behaviors are.  The wolves matter-of-factly harmed, hurt and injured the little ones, the children. I wanted to demonstrate how the Pope’s solutions will not solve the problem, but most likely continue to perpetuate it regardless of what he says or edicts. Isn’t that the goal of Satan, perpetuation of evil? Francis’ words sound good, but they are hollow and are incapable of changing men’s hearts.  I wanted to use God’s word from the bible to illustrate what he says about these wolves in sheep’s clothing. God’s judgement and wrath, via his Son, Jesus Christ is more eternal and intense than anything mankind (church or secular law) can dish out. There will be no slap-on-the-wrists, no transfer of a priest/bishop/cardinal to reside under another dome (cup). There is no purgatory (contrary to the Catholic church-made dogma) so that the wolves can be made into sheep later. Christ came so that a change in all men’s hearts could happen while they are alive. There is no second chance. Money is not the solution. “Reform” of the church’s processes, tribunals, bureaucracy, system and doctrines is not the solution. What is the solution? Christ is the solution, for both the wolves and the little ones. The wolves need to be convicted of their sin in Christ. The little ones need to be healed through the love of Christ. Mankind can’t do this. Secular agencies can’t do this. Money can’t do this. The Pope can’t do this. Only Christ can do this. End of note

Blog note. Catholics … WAKE UP! The Pope is deceiving you and will continue to deceive you. The Pope is hiding behind tradition, a system, man-made doctrine, money, power, influence, bureaucracy, denial, wordsmithing, denial of Christ’s power. This is a veil or smokescreen to keep you from truly knowing Christ. Don’t place your faith in a “church” or “man” (Pope). The focus of your relationship should be with Christ and not a “church” or false prophet who runs it. Don’t like the word “false prophet”? O.K. let us use the word “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” No matter how you describe evil, it is still evil. End of note.

Ireland abuse survivors say Pope must face up to Church’s past sins

By Eliza Mackintosh, CNN. Updated 5:47 AM ET, Fri August 24, 2018

The last time a Pope came to Ireland was 1979, and Colm O’Gorman remembers tuning into live television coverage of the visit from his family’s home in County Wexford. The teenager watched with rapt attention as Pope John Paul II celebrated a “youth Mass” in the harbor city of Galway like a rock star, declaring in his homily to a festival-like crowd of hundreds of thousands: “Young people of Ireland, I love you.”

A year and a half later O’Gorman was raped for the first time by a Catholic priest. “When I look back at that visit and see now how it has been remembered, I think about myself at age 13. I was going to Catholic school, I was an altar boy, the youth group I went to took place in a convent. Everything I did, my whole life, the Church was at the center of it,” O’Gorman said.

“And I think about how Pope John Paul II said he loved me — well, he didn’t.”

This weekend will be a moment of reckoning for survivors in Ireland and across the world, as Pope Francis arrives for the first papal visit to the country in nearly four decades amid an intensifying outcry over Church-related abuse scandals. On Sunday, as the Pope delivers a Mass to the faithful in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, across town, at the Garden of Remembrance, O’Gorman — who is now the executive director of Amnesty International Ireland — will join thousands to protest clerical sexual abuse.

The Pope’s trip coincides with the World Meeting of Families, a gathering of the Catholic Church that was thrown into chaos last week by a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops. Two American cardinals have had to drop out of the meeting as a result of the report, including Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the former Bishop of Pittsburgh and a key papal ally. Weurl, who was accused of helping to cover up abusive behavior, was to deliver the keynote address on “the welfare of the family.” In the wake of the report, the bishop said he “did everything that I possibly could” to stop abuse from happening.

In response to rising anger over the revelations, the Pope issued a letter on Monday acknowledging the church’s failure to act over abuse, but the apology has been criticized by victims — as well as Irish clergy members — for not going far enough. And after the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, sparked outrage earlier this month when he indicated that time would be “very tight” for the Pope to meet with abuse survivors on his two-day visit, the Vatican broke with tradition on Tuesday by confirming that private meetings would indeed take place.

O’Gorman, who sued the Church and won after being sexually abused by a priest between 1981 and 1983, said the Vatican’s announcement had created a “soap opera” in Ireland, with members of the media repeatedly calling survivors to ask whether they had been granted an audience with the pontiff. “I am disgusted with Pope Francis, and utterly repulsed with how the Vatican has conducted itself,” O’Gorman said, adding that if the Pope cared about victims, he would be dragging documents relating to clerical abuse into St. Peter’s Square in Rome for the world to see.

As the Catholic Church continues to be rocked by sex abuse scandals spanning the globe — most recently in the US, Chile and Australia — pressure is mounting for the Vatican to release records from its secret archives. On Monday, BishopAccountability.org, a US-based nonprofit that tracks allegations of abuse against Catholic clergy, published for the first time the names of more than 80 Catholic clerics in Ireland and Northern Ireland it says were convicted of child abuse.

“There are so many names that are unknown in Ireland, so many priests accused, that are under the radar,” Terry McKiernan, founder of BishopAccountability.org, told CNN, adding that the organization hopes the database will encourage the Church to come forward with the names of all priests disciplined over abuse. Mark Vincent Healy, who was sexually abused by two priests, helped BishopAccountability.org compile the list. In 2014, he became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sex abuse to meet with Pope Francis, but he says the Church hasn’t done enough in the intervening years.

“We’re still fighting the same statute of limitations, we’re still trying to get services for survivors, we’re still trying to stem the self-harm and suicide rates, we’re still trying to open closed records. It’s too slow,” Healy told CNN. Urgent calls for action, and exasperation over the same “cut-and-paste” apologies, are being echoed by survivors across Ireland.

Marie Collins, who was assaulted by a priest at the age of 13, resigned last year from a special Vatican commission created by Pope Francis to tackle child abuse, saying that senior clerics in the Church refused to implement their suggested safety policies.

“What I would like to see when the Pope comes to Ireland, is to come out, not make these sort of ‘we’re sorry’ type of statements, but to tell us what is he going to do — and do it,” Collins told CNN. “And it must be something concrete.” But there is less consensus about what those concrete steps might be.

Since the first reports of abusive priests were released in Ireland in 2005, a torrent of revelations detailing abuse and mistreatment in Catholic-run institutions — from orphanages, to industrial schools, workhouses known as Magdalene Laundries and so-called mother-and-baby-homes — have followed.

While Ireland has pledged €1.5 billion to victims through a financial redress program, abuse survivor Michael O’Brien said that compensation wasn’t enough — calling on Pope Francis to do more.

“He must talk to us and tell us what he’s going to do about the rape of children that’s been done by priests of the Catholic Church today,” said O’Brien, a former politician who rose to prominence a decade ago after revealing on Irish television that he was abused in a Catholic school as a child. “We’re fed up with all this. We want closure. We want it to stop,” he told CNN. “I don’t see anything at the end of the tunnel. Until I hear something else from the Pope, I won’t believe it.”

Blog note. Catholics … WAKE UP! The Pope is deceiving you and will continue to deceive you. The Pope is hiding behind tradition, a system, man-made doctrine, money, power, influence, bureaucracy, denial, wordsmithing, denial of Christ’s power. This is a veil or smokescreen to keep you from truly knowing Christ. Don’t place your faith in a “church” or “man” (Pope). The focus of your relationship should be with Christ and not a “church” or false prophet who runs it. Don’t like the word “false prophet”? O.K. let us use the word “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” No matter how you describe evil, it is still evil. End of note.

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