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Doctrine of Salvation from Divine Revelation

All the quotations of the Holy Scriptures in bold color are taken from the Douay-Rheims Bible, 1883.

CONTENTS:

Part VIII: False Teachers and The Anti-Christ in the Last Times

·  In the last times there are many false teachers teaching errors

1 Timothy 4:1. Now the Spirit manifestly saith that in the last times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to spirits of error and doctrines of devils.

2 Timothy 4: 3-4. For there shall be a time when they will not endure sound doctrine but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned unto fables.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15. For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers be transformed as the ministers of justice, whose end shall be according to their works.

Hebrews 13: 8-9. Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today: and the same for ever. Be not led away with various and strange doctrines.

2 Peter 2:1. But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there shall be among you lying teachers who shall bring in sects of perdition and deny the Lord who bought them: bringing upon themselves swift destruction. (Note: Sects of perdition... That is, heresies destructive of salvation.)

2 Timothy 1:13-14. Hold the form of sound words which thou hast heard of me: in faith and in the love which is in Christ Jesus. Keep the good thing committed to thy trust by the Holy Ghost who dwelleth in us.

·  Those who refuse to accept the teaching of the Catholic Church are proud yet know nothing

Luke 10: 16. He that heareth you heareth me: and he that despiseth you despiseth me: and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

1 Corinthians 8: 2. And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he hath not yet known as he ought to know.

Galatians 1: 9. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema.

1 Corinthians 2: 16. For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

1 Timothy 6: 3-4. If any man teach otherwise and consent not to the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to that doctrine which is according to godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but sick about questions and strifes of words; from which arise envies, contentions, blasphemies, evil suspicions.

John 8: 31-32. Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed him: If you continue in my word, you shall be my disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth: and the truth shall make you free.

(Note: Those who disobey the Catholic Church's teaching commit sins of pride and disobedience. They do not obey Jesus Christ. They do not continue in Christ's word, i.e. they fail to do what Christ says to His Apostles: "He that heareth you, heareth me." Therefore, they shall not know the truth and cannot be His true disciples. Without the truth, they will not be free; they will become slaves of the father of errors, the Devil.)

Luke 6: 39. Can the blind lead the blind? Do they not both fall into the ditch?

·  Those who refuse to accept the teaching of the Catholic Church follow their own will, not the will of God

1 Timothy 2: 3-4. God our Saviour, Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (Note: there is only one truth of salvation: The Roman Catholic Faith)

·  Those who are not with the Catholic Church, which is Jesus Christ's Body and Spouse, are against Jesus Christ Himself

Colossians 1:18. And he is the head of the body, the church.

2 Corinthians 11:2. For I am jealous of you with the jealousy of God. For I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

Ephesians 5: 25-27. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ also loved the church and delivered himself up for it: that he might sanctify it, cleansing it by the laver of water in the word of life: that he might present it to himself, a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Matthew 12: 30. He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.

·  We should not trust ourselves and our own judgments

2 Corinthians 1: 9. But we had in ourselves the answer of death, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead.

Proverbs 28: 26. He that trusteth in his own heart, is a fool.

1 Corinthians 4: 3-4. But to me it is a very small thing to be judged by you or by man's day. But neither do I judge my own self. For I am not conscious to myself of anything. Yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord.

Wisdom 9: 14-17. For the thoughts of mortal men are fearful, and our counsels uncertain. For the corruptible body is a load upon the soul, and the earthly habitation presseth down the mind that museth upon many things. And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth: and with labour do we find the things that are before us. But the things that are in heaven, who shall search out? And who shall know thy thought, except thou give wisdom, and send thy holy Spirit from above.

Proverbs 3: 7. Be not wise in thy own conceit: fear God, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 26: 12. Hast thou seen a man wise in his own conceit? there shall be more hope of a fool than of him.

Proverbs 14: 12. There is a way which seemeth just to a man: but the ends thereof lead to death.

Proverbs 16: 25. There is a way that seemeth to a man right: and the ends thereof lead to death.

(Note: These proud people think that their private interpretation of the Holy Scripture [that part which contradicts the dogmas of the Roman Catholic Church] is right, but actually it constitutes an error and would lead to death in hell if the error is not renounced before death).

John 16: 2. They will put you out of the synagogues: yea, the hour cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doth a service to God.

·  In order to receive grace of understanding, we should be humble

Luke 10:21. In that same hour, he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hidden these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them to little ones. Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight.

(Note: He rejoiced in the Holy Ghost... That is, according to his humanity he rejoiced in the Holy Ghost, and gave thanks to his eternal Father. The chief characteristics of the little ones are humility and obedience.)

Proverbs 12: 15. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes.

Proverbs 16: 5. Every proud man is an abomination to the Lord: though hand should be joined to hand, he is not innocent.

1 Peter 5: 5. God resisteth the proud, but to the humble he giveth grace.

2 Timothy 3: 7. Ever learning, and never attaining to the knowledge of the truth.

(Note: Those who are proud would not be given the gift of understanding, one of the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, as God find them abominable).

·  Those who desire to do God's Will will understand the Divine Doctrine

John 7:17. If any man will do the will of him, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.

·  Ignorance through the willful blindness of heart

Ephesians 4:18. Having their understanding darkened: being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts.

Mark 4:11-12. And he said to them: To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but to them that are without, all things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

(Note: That seeing they may see, etc... in punishment of their wilfully shutting their eyes, [St. Matt. 13. 15,] God justly withdrew those lights and graces, which otherwise he would have given them, for their effectual conversion.)

1 Corinthians 2:14. But the sensual man perceiveth not these things that are of the Spirit of God. For it is foolishness to him: and he cannot understand, because it is spiritually examined.

(Note: The sensual man - the spiritual man ... The sensual man is either he who is taken up with sensual pleasures, with carnal and worldly affections; or he who measureth divine mysteries by natural reason, sense, and human wisdom only. Now such a man has little or no notion of the things of God. Whereas the spiritual man is he who, in the mysteries of religion, takes not human sense for his guide: but submits his judgment to the decisions of the Church, which he is commanded to hear and obey. For Christ hath promised to remain to the end of the world with His Church, and to direct her in all things by the Spirit of truth.)

2 Peter 3:3-7. Knowing this first: That in the last days there shall come deceitful scoffers, walking after their own lusts, saying: Where is his promise or his coming? For since the time that the fathers slept, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they are wilfully ignorant of: That the heavens were before, and the earth out of water and through water, consisting by the word of God: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished. But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of the ungodly men.

·  Our Gospel is hidden to those who perish

·  Those who belong to God listen to Jesus Christ and those who perish refuse to listen to Him

John 10: 25-28. Jesus answered them: I speak to you, and you believe not: the works that I do in the name of my Father, they give testimony of me. But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep. My sheep hear my voice. And I know them: and they follow me. And I give them life everlasting: and they shall not perish for ever. And no man shall pluck them out of my hand.

John 8:47. He that is of God heareth the words of God. Therefore you hear them not, because you are not of God.

Romans 6: 17. But thanks be to God, that you were the servants of sin but have obeyed from the heart unto that form of doctrine into which you have been delivered.

·  Those who refuse to listen to God's words will be judged by them

John 12: 48. He that despiseth me and receiveth not my words hath one that judgeth him. The word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

·  Obstinacy in sin is sin against the Holy Ghost and cannot be forgiven

Acts 7: 51. You stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Ghost. As your fathers did, so do you also.

Mark 3: 28-29. Amen I say to you that all sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and the blasphemies wherewith they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, shall never have forgiveness, but shall be guilty of an everlasting sin.

Matthew 12: 31. Therefore I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven.

·  Wisdom of this world is foolishness to God

1 Corinthians 1: 17-21, 25. For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of speech, lest the cross of Christ should be made void. For the word of the cross, to them indeed that perish, is foolishness; but to them who are saved, that is, to us, it is the power of God. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise: and the prudence of the prudent I will reject. Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For seeing that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God: it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For that which appeareth foolish of God, is wiser than men: and that which appeareth weakness of God, is stronger than men.

·  Our fight is with demons from hell

Ephesians 6:12. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.

(Note: High places, or heavenly places... That is to say, in the air, the lowest of the celestial regions; in which God permits these wicked spirits or fallen angels to wander).

·  But our weapon is the Word of God

Ephesians 6:17. And take unto you the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God).

2 Corinthians 10: 4-5. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty to God, unto the pulling down of fortifications, destroying counsels, and every height that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God: and bringing into captivity every understanding unto the obedience of Christ.

Hebrews 4: 12. For the word of God is living and effectual and more piercing than any two edged sword; and reaching unto the division of the soul and the spirit, of the joints also and the marrow: and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Apocalypse 19: 11-16. And I saw heaven opened: and behold a white horse. And he that sat upon him was called faithful and true: and with justice doth he judge and fight. And his eyes were as a flame of fire: and on his head were many diadems. And he had a name written, which no man knoweth but himself. And he was clothed with a garment sprinkled with blood. And his name is called: THE WORD OF GOD. And the armies that are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp two-edged sword, that with it he may strike the nations. And he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. And he hath on his garment and on his thigh written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

·  Test the spirits for erroneous teaching

1 John 4: 1-6. Dearly beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they be of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. By this is the spirit of God known: every spirit which confessed Jesus Christ to have come into the flesh, is of God: and every spirit, that dissolved Jesus is not of God, and this is antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh, and he is now already in the world. You are of God, little children, and have overcome him, because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore of the world they speak, and the world heareth them. We are of God. He that knoweth God, heareth us: He that is not of God, heareth us not: by this we know the Spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. (Note: dissolved Jesus means denying Jesus Christ, who was born 2,000 years ago, died on the cross and resurrected, either to be the Messias or to be truly God, or to be a true man. This the Anti-Christ Maitreya has done in his home page.)

2 John 1: 7. For many seducers are gone out into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a seducer and an antichrist.

1 John 2: 22-23. Who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Christ? This is Antichrist, who denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father. He that confesseth the Son hath the Father also.

1 John 2: 18. Little children, it is the last hour: and as you have heard that Antichrist cometh, even now there are become many Antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last hour.

(Note: It is the last hour... That is, it is the last age of the world. Many Antichrists;... that is, many heretics, enemies of Christ and his church, and forerunners of the great Antichrist).

1 John 4: 6. We are of God. He that knoweth God heareth us. He that is not of God heareth us not. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

1 John 5: 10. He that believeth in the Son of God hath the testimony of God in himself. He that believeth not the Son maketh him a liar: because he believeth not in the testimony which God hath testified of his Son.

(Note: He that believeth not the Son, etc... By refusing to believe the testimonies given by the three divine persons, that Jesus was the Messias, and the true Son of God, by whom eternal life is obtained and promised to all that comply with his doctrine. In him we have also this lively confidence, that we shall obtain whatever we ask, according to his will, when we ask what is for our good, with perseverance, and in the manner we ought. And this we know, and have experience of, by having obtained the petitions that we have made. By the same token, the unbelief in the Jesus Christ of Nazareth as the true Son of God makes the Anti-Christ Maitreya a liar.)

Galatians 1:8-9. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema. As we said before, so now I say again: If any one preach to you a gospel, besides that which you have received, let him be anathema.

·  Test the spirits by their fruits

Wisdom 8:1. She reacheth, therefore, from end to end mightily, and ordereth all things sweetly. (Note: She ... God's wisdom)

Matthew 7:16-18. By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can an evil tree bring forth good fruit. (Note: If a teacher is guided by the good spirit there will be no sin, no tragedy, no scandal, no chaos, no disorder, no foul smell of infernal putrefication along the road, but instead there will be order, joy, peace, charity, goodness, faith, etc. as shown below.)

Galatians 5:18-23. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Note: the law... the law of Moses.) Now the works of the flesh are manifest: which are fornication, uncleanness, immodesty, luxury, idolatry, witchcrafts, enmities, contentions, emulations, wraths, quarrels, dissensions, sects, envies, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like. Of the which I foretell you, as I have foretold to you, that they who do such things shall not obtain the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law.

·  Lucifer (or Satan) was driven from heaven to hell for his pride

Luke 10: 18. And he said to them: I saw satan as lightning falling from heaven.

Isaias 14:12-15. How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, who didst rise in the morning? how art thou fallen to the earth, that didst wound the nations? And thou saidst in thy heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, I will sit in the mountain of the covenant, in the sides of the north. I will ascend above the height of the clouds, I will be like the most High. But yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, into the depth of the pit.

Apocalypse 12:7-12. And there was a great battle in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon fought, and his angels. And they prevailed not: neither was their place found any more in heaven. And that great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, who seduceth the whole world. And he was cast unto the earth: and his angels were thrown down with him. And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying: Now is come salvation and strength and the kingdom of our God and the power of his Christ: because the accuser of our brethren is cast forth, who accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of the testimony: and they loved not their lives unto death. Therefore, rejoice, O heavens, and you that dwell therein. Woe to the earth and to the sea, because the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, knowing that he hath but a short time.

·  Satan is a murderer and a liar

John 8:44. You are of your father the devil: and the desires of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning: and he stood not in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.


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Marian Cross

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Created July 16, 1996. Sixth update January 2, 1997.