THE USE OF BELIEVING
Does faith offer something more? Isn’t it possible to live an honest upright life without bothering to take the Gospel seriously? The Church, in fact, has never denied that even a nonbeliever could perform good and noble actions. So what is the use of believing?
By believing and entrusting ourselves, in fact, we respond to God’s word. Nevertheless, God absolutely does not want to force us to respond to His word. Man cannot be forced to accept the truth.
SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH
We are bound by both our nature and by moral duty to search for the truth, above all religious truth. And once they come to know it they are bound to adhere to it and to arrange their entire lives according to the demands of such truth.
What is not permissible is not trying to reach the truth. The man who does very little to search for truth and good, or when through the habit of sin conscience itself becomes almost blind.
Those who through no fault of their own are not aware of the Gospel of Christ and of the Church, but who nonetheless search sincerely for God, and with the help of grace attempt to carry out His will, known through the dictates of their conscience-they too can attain eternal salvation.
With God, man “creates” the world; with God, man “creates” his personal salvation.
JESUS WISHES TO SPEAK TO YOU.
PLACE YOUR TRUST IN ME.
“I love you and all My brothers and sisters.
Do you feel trapped? Do you feel burdened? Is joy drained from your heart?
It is true that you might be down at times, but the next day you feel better. However, some of you carry huge burdens and these are crushing you. You have been hurt by a close friend; you have trouble getting rid of an addiction or your hopes have been dashed because what you expected did not happen. You could be filled with anger at these situations and you feel trapped.
My dear friends, there are many disappointments in life but you must not let these keep you down. Bring your burdens to Me and place them in My hands and I will deal with them. I have the power to refresh you and to give you the graces you need so that you find peace. Do not let the evil one use such situations to turn you away from Me and cause you to sin.
With My help, you will find serenity in the face of any obstacle or problem. If you believe in Me and accept Me as your Friend, then there is no need to despair when you come against a difficult situation. I am always ready to help you. Call on Me at any time and I will be there for you. Simply place your trust in Me, your Savior and close Friend, and rely on My help. I love you.”
These messages came to Father Melvin Doucette:
Fr. Melvin Doucette was ordained to the priesthood on and joined the Missionaries of Africa for 29 years in Africa. In contemplative prayer every morning, Fr. Doucette receives by interior locution “messages from heaven” to share with the public.
Source: http://www.queenofpeace.ca/Fr_Melvin_Doucette.htm February 16, 2006
FAITH — MAGIC OF BELIEVING
DOES “ETERNAL LIFE” EXIST?
Why do many Churchmen comment interminably upon topical issues, but hardly ever speak to us about eternity, about that ultimate union with God that, as faith teaches, remains man’s vocation, man’s destiny, and ultimate end? “And so it is appointed that men die once, and then comes judgment” Hebrews 9:27.
Even those who listen to them have stopped being afraid of hell. In fact, people of our time have become insensitive to the Last Things. On the one hand, secularization and secularism promote this insensitivity and lead to a consumer mentality oriented toward the enjoyment of earthly goods. Man is free but he is still responsible.
Can God, who has loved man so much, permit the man who rejects Him to be condemned to eternal torment? And yet, the words of Christ are unequivocal. Jesus speaks clearly of those who will go to eternal punishment. “And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:46. Who will these be?
Is not God who is Love also ultimate Justice? Can He tolerate these terrible crimes, can they go unpunished?
The Holy Scriptures also include the concept of the purifying fire. The “living flame of love,” of which Saint John speaks, is above all a purifying fire. It is Love that demands purification, before man can be made ready for that union with God which is his ultimate vocation and destiny.
Remember that at the end you will present yourself before God with your entire life. Before His judgment seat you will be responsible for all of your actions, you will be judged not only on your actions and on your words but also on your thoughts, even the most secret.
It is true: “No one has ever seen God”. John 1:18
“I’ve heard stories of people seeing God in everyday things, but I never thought it would happen to me. “The Photographer
IS PROOF STILL NEEDED?
Contemporary man has rediscovered the sacred, even if he does not always know how to identify it.
We learn from Plato and Aristotle: “Nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses”
Is man truly capable of knowing something beyond what he sees with his eyes or hears with his ears?
Man recognizes himself as an ethical being, capable of acting according to criteria of good and evil, and not only those of profit and pleasure. He also recognizes himself as a spiritual being, capable of putting himself in contact with God.
Of course, there are those who say “I believe in Jesus Christ”, but they don’t affect the way they live. The answer is not that we now have to add hard work to our faith; rather, we haven’t truly understood or believed in Jesus at all.
Some people say that Jesus is just a crutch. They obviously have never had an encounter with Jesus.
Today’s people who live through near death experiences are talking about the same thing Jesus was talking about two thousand years ago.
Near Death Experience
The proof of heaven starts with thousands of people around the world who claim to have had near-death experiences. (NDEs):
NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES 2
God divinely inspired the BIBLE . How do we know? Each of eight accurate predictions show a high probability mathematically. The probability of one individual fulfilling eight prophecies have odds of 1 in 10 17 (1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000). Jesus Christ fulfilled all prophecies, therefore the Bible MUST BE TRUE.
The Old Testament indicates another 40 astonishing predictions.
Christianity experiences stunning growth—from approximately 3.8 million adherents in China in 1956 to an estimated 87 to 100 million Christians today.
In the end, one Christian conversion will benefit the whole family. The gifts of the Holy Spirit of healing and deliverance will help the whole family. A prayer of deliverance of evil spirits will leave any member of the family with a complete sense of peace immediately. A prayer of healing from a Christian disciple produces 80% healing. The remaining healing comes from continued prayer of praise and thanksgiving until all the healing is complete. This healing comes from the Holy Spirit through the power in the Name of Jesus Christ. No other god or deity or doctor uses this power. This proves the TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY.
BILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS CAN’ T ALL BE WRONG!
Christianity is not a philosophy, but it is a relationship with God, your Creator, in Christ TODAY. It is not knowledge of abstract principles. How do we know this? Healing takes place TODAY in the Name of Jesus Christ.
GOD’S HEALING ASSURED 2
Many Christian disciples use the gift of healing. They also use deliverance to deliver away evil spirits influencing people. These evil spirits cause depression, addictions and illness through all forms of stress. Only the Name of Jesus Christ makes healing and deliverance possible.
AN EXPERIMENT OF GOD’S TOUCH 2
HOW IS JESUS STILL ALIVE TODAY?
Jesus is alive today! He heals today (through His followers) and in many cases it is realized immediately. How else can you explain the explosion of Christianity, the world’s largest religion, on earth: 2.2 billion adherents, nearly a third (31 percent) of all 6.9 billion people on Earth.
Christians know and feel His Presence; they communicate with Him personally; Christian prayers are always answered.
This author has been given the Gift of Healing only because he is a Christian Lay Missionary, who travels two to three places every year. On his last trip to Columbia he successfully transferred his Gift to his Spanish translators, who were able to heal as he did. He has healed Muslims to their great surprise.
He also delivers away evil spirits along with their healing. All those who are delivered from evil spirits feel a complete physical sense of peace.
DREAMS AND VISIONS
God can give a message to those non-Christians to change their heart. God knows faith will be developed eventually. God will come to you in the form of dreams or visions. So be sensitive to any dreams or visions, when you ask God for it earnestly.
PROOF OF HEAVEN 2
Is the BIBLE true? 2
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN?
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