Discourse 751 - Story of my soul - Therese of Lisieux.




Story of my soul (L’histoire de mon âme). / Book by Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin (Therese of Lisieux)

Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? / Lecture script, J. Pucher 00, 2001-03-25

Does Thérèse of Lisieux perform miracles? / Commetary Jürgen Kendzia 00, 2012-10-15

Does Thérèse of Lisieux perform miracles? / Commentary Jürgen Kendzia 01, 2012-10-15

Whatever happened to Mary? / poem by Josef


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Story of my Soul [L’histoire de mon âme], book by Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin (Thérèse of Lisieux).*)


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For some time past I had offered myself to the child Jesus as his little plaything. I had said to him that he should not treat me like a valuable toy that children just look at because they do not dare touch it, but as a little ball of no worth whatever that he would be able to throw to the ground, kick, pierce holes in, leave lying in a corner or press to his heart, whenever it pleased him to do so. In short, I wanted to entertain the child Jesus, amuse him, I wanted to surrender myself completely to the unpredictability of his childish moods. … He had heard my prayers. … In Rome Jesus pierced a hole in his little plaything [because she did not receive permission from the Pope to enter the Carmelite convent at the age of 15]. He wanted to see what was in it, and after he had seen it, satisfied with his discovery, he just let his little ball fall to the ground and fell asleep. … What did he do while sleeping so sweetly, and what became of the little abandoned ball? … Jesus dreamed that he was still playing with his toy, alternating between dropping it and then, after letting it roll away, picking it up once more, he pressed it to his heart without ever allowing it to slip from his child’s hand again.

O little child, my only treasure, I give myself wholly to your divine whims; I do not wish for any other joy than to make you smile. Grant me your grace and your child’s virtues, so that the angels and saints, when I am born into heaven, may recognize in your little bride Thérèse of the Child Jesus.

From that day the words of my dying Savior, “I am thirsty” (Joh 19,28) constantly sounded in my soul and kindled there a fervent desire of the soul that I had never known before. I wanted to give my Beloved to drink. Yes, I too felt myself to be consumed by the same thirst for souls. I wanted at all costs to rescue sinners from eternal damnation.

*) Extract from Therese von Lisieux - Geschichte einer Seele [Therese of Lisieux - Story of a soul]




This completely aberrant idea that the creator of the universe is a little child, with “unpredictable” childish moods to which one could abandon oneself, and who might treat a human being as a “plaything” to be kicked, pierced or left lying in a corner, is the consequence of the false Catholic doctrine of the “Mother of God”.

For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible.

Col 1,15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 1,16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things have been created through Him and for Him. 1,17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Col 1,15-17;


The Catholic church has unfortunately been extremely successful in its efforts to scale down the creator and judge of the world, Our Lord Jesus Christ, as the “Child Jesus”, in order to enhance the importance of the Catholic idol “Mary” as the “Mother of God”. As a result the redeeming sacrifice of Our Lord on the Cross, and his role as mediator, are reduced to a quantité négligeable and instead the Catholic Mary is declared to be a “mediatrix” and “bringer of salvation”. The Lord’s role as the righteous judge of all human beings at the Last Judgment is also frequently swept under the carpet, or else simply played down with references to the “God of wrath of the Old Testament” - although these statements come from one of the most important books of the New Testament, the Revelation of Jesus Christ to John.

He will strike down the nations and in righteousness He judges and treads the wine press of the wrath of God.

Rev 19,11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and wages war. 19,12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a name written on Him which no one knows except Himself. 19,13 He is clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 19,14 And the armies which are in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 19,15 From His mouth comes a sharp sword, so that with it He may strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press of the fierce wrath of God, the Almighty. 19,16 And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." Rev 19,11-16;


The last sentence above, in the extract from the book by Thérèse of Lisieux - “I wanted at all costs to rescue sinners from eternal damnation” - and the comment by her Carmelite sisters - “She identifies herself with the suffering Jesus and sacrifices everything for sinners” - also reveals that the faith of this young girl has been completely misdirected by her Catholic mistresses in the cloister. Her idea that she could rescue sinners from eternal damnation is the consequence of this false doctrine. Only one person can accomplish this - the Son of God, Our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. In her statement above this Catholic “saint” reveals her complete ignorance of the sacrificial death of Our Lord for all sinners of the world.

But this is not so surprising, when we consider that it reflects the aim and the intention of the Catholic church to blot out the redeeming sacrifice of the Lord from the memory of the faithful, in just the same way as it has succeeded in imposing on them by suppressing the second of the Ten Commandments and “supplementing” the Commandments by dividing the tenth into two. And as we can learn here below from the mouth of a Catholic priest who refers to the writings of Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, this has come to such a pass that the Catholic clergy do not even hold back from falsifying their own catechism in order to obscure this redeeming act of Our Lord.

(See also Discourse 32: “The ten Commandments of God and those of the Catholic Church”)

(See also Discourse 89: “BENEDICT XVI: The Jewish and Catholic View of Jesus of Nazareth.”)



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(Why did Jesus have to die on the cross? / Lecture script JP00, 2001-03-25)

What did we learn from the catechism on the question why Jesus had to suffer death on the cross? In the fourth of the six fundamental articles of faith we are told – and I quote the exact words of the catechism – The second Person of the Divine Trinity became man, in order to redeem us through his death on the cross and to make us everlastingly blessed.

This was interpreted in the sense that he had to suffer on the cross in order to redeem us. Only through his death on the cross have we been redeemed from our sins, and saved for eternal blessedness. (…)

What kind of an idea of God lies behind this? A “just” God, in the sense of one who demands satisfaction, who calls for the blood of his own Son to be shed on the cross before he is able to forgive. In terms of our present day feelings, this is rather a God of vengeance. Justice and satisfaction are the most important consideration to him, and for these he even sacrifices his own Son. This is the theology of the Middle Ages, and things are no longer seen quite in this way, nor is the gospel preached like this, but on the level of feeling, for many individuals, especially of the older generation, it is still very much a persisting influence. Most certainly it is not a biblical doctrine, and has nothing to do with the message of Jesus. (…)


(This extract is taken from the lecture script “Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?” by J. Pucher, Catholic parish priest of St. Nikolaus, Vienna.)



(See also Discourse 30: “Why did Jesus have to die on the cross?”)

So from the Catholic point of view the sacrificial death of Our Lord on the cross for the forgiveness of the sins of the world is “not a biblical doctrine, and has nothing to do with the message of Jesus”. In view of the fact that the following scriptural passages state the exact opposite of this, we have here yet another proof of the unbelievable way in which the Catholic church betrays its faithful.

Jesus Christ the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.

1Jn 2,1 My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; 2,2 and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. 1Jn 2, 1- 2;

There is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus who gave Himself as a ransom for all.

1Tim 2,5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 2,6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time. 1Tim 2, 5- 6;

Our Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed.

Tit 2,13 Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, 2,14 who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. Tit 2,13-14;

By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Hbr 10,10 By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 10,11 Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; 10,12 but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God, 10,13 waiting from that time onward until His enemies be made a footstool for His feet. 10,14 For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. Heb 10,10-14;

Just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice.

Eph 5,1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 5,2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. Eph 5, 1- 2;


So if the death of the Lord really should have nothing to do with the forgiveness of our sins, the question suggests itself why the Catholic church at every Mass, on the basis of “transsubstantiation” - the supposed transformation of a piece of dough into the body of the Son of God - sacrifices the body of the Lord over again?

Christ offered the sacrifice for sins once for all when He offered up Himself.

Hbr 7,26 For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; 7,27 who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself. Hbr 7,26-27;

Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many.

Hbr 9,27 And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment,
28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him. Heb 9,27-28;

He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of GOD.

Hbr 10,11 Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; 10,12 but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of GOD. Hbr 10,11-12;


And if we look at what Our Lord says in instituting this symbolic memorial meal, he indicates that it is the wine, symbolizing the blood of the New Covenant, which has been poured out for the forgiveness of the sins of the world. But seeing that for centuries the Catholic church, in its celebration of the Mass, has actually forbidden the drinking of the wine to its faithful, reserving that privilege for the priests, this means that based on its own doctrine the Catholic church has succeeded for all this time in barring its faithful from receiving forgiveness for their sins.

Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.

Mt 26,27 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you; 26,28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. Mt 26,27-28;

(See also Discourse 752: “Must Christians love their enemies? - Part 2: The Catholic view of the matter.”)


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(Does Thérèse of Lisieux perform miracles? / Commentary, Jürgen Kendzia 00, 2012-10-15)

Hello!
Your article (Discourse 751, “Story of my Soul” by Thérèse of Lisieux, FH) is so filled with hatred against all things Catholic that it is proof of the fact that it comes from an unchristian heart. A true Christian is without hatred, even in relation to other religions. Thérèse of Lisieux is a wonderful soul who performs miracles, because God gives her the grace to do it. To be sure of this, you only need to read the evidence. Likewise God’s Mother Mary, the Lady of Grace (see the Magnificat), has been sent by God to bring us human beings to Jesus. This is not just something the Catholic church has dreamed up, it is God’s will, which remains inscrutable to us all. Also the Holy Eucharist, the living Lord, is with us and by means of the Holy Host, blessed by Catholic priests in the tradition of Saint Peter and acting on the instructions of the Lord himself, effects miracles without end on a daily basis. Thank you Lord, for this abundance of grace and for the Holy Catholic Church, which is the only church that fosters this wealth and knows how to value it. I myself was redeemed from loss of faith and sickness by an encounter with the Mother of God which totally changed my life. Even if this does not fit into the anti-Catholic scheme of things, it is nonetheless a fact and a source of great happiness for all those to whom God sends a heavenly person to bring healing and conversion. Our understanding is too limited to understand all this. And actually, after all, we shouldn’t be showing off our understanding and our knowledge, we should rather open our hearts and become like little children. And children do not advance proofs against a part of the church of Jesus, but entrust themselves to the Mother who leads them to the Father. Praised be Jesus Christ! Mary with thy child so dear, Grant us all thy blessing!

Jürgen Kendzia 15.10.2012



Whether or not my assessment presented at the start of this Discourse ("Story of my soul (L’histoire de mon âme) by Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin from Lisieux (Thérèse of Lisieux)” really “comes from an unchristian heart” is something that readers may judge for themselves. Above all those of them who besides the present Discourse have also perused other documents here at Immanuel.at.

Your second sentence I can agree with only in part. Yes, a true Christian is without hatred of his brothers. But if you see my above statements as being “filled with hatred against all things Catholic”, what would you then say about the statements of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Jewish clergy, the Pharisees and scribes of his own time?

You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father.

Jn 8,41 "You are doing the deeds of your father." They said to Him, "We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God." 8,42 Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. 8,43 "Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. 8,44 "You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 8,45 "But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. 8,46 "Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? 8,47 "He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God." Jn 8,41-47;

You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell?

Mt 23,29 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous, 23,30 and say, ‘If we had been living in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partners with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 23,31 "So you testify against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 23,32 "Fill up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers. 23,33 "You serpents, you brood of vipers, how will you escape the sentence of hell? Mt 23,29-33;


- when, what is more, this same Catholic church has copied from the Jewish clergy not just the fullness of power (dominion over king and people) but also the habitus (clothing and outward appearance), as the following comparison of a Jewish high priest with a Catholic bishop amply demonstrates:

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Jewish high priest, Catholic bishop. The “Historic Costumes Society” has just changed the names!.

And so the question suggests itself whether it is not rather those who want to impute to other brethren an “unchristian heart” – because the latter remind them of biblical truths – who are the ones filled with hatred. When it is a matter of the hearts of child abusers, anal intercourse and thieves (Vatileaks) in their own ranks, these people are in not condemned as unchristian and excommunicated. At most they will just be transferred to a different parish – where they can then just continue with their “work” undisturbed, as many cases of this kind have demonstrated.

The same unbiblical one-sidedness reveals itself in the next statement by our commentator, where the evident intent is to encourage non-Catholic Christians in an attitude of love towards “other religions”. People think, based on “interreligious ecumenism”, that they are entitled to declare all religions to be “different paths to salvation”, and so peddle the Christian biblical faith as mass goods on special offer.

(See also Discourse 91: “Interreligious Ecumenism: Are the Religions Merely Different Paths to Salvation?”)


Indeed the Catholic church thus gives clear evidence of the fact that she is by no means the “shepherd” who the Lord has placed in charge of the sheep. In fact she is not even the “hired hand” of whom the Lord speaks in Jn 10,12 below:

He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees.

Jn 10,11 "I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. 10,12 "He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 10,13 "He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. Jn 10,11-13:


The Catholic church is the proverbial “wolf in sheep’s clothing” which steals the sheep, and scatters them into spiritistic rites like meditation, idol worship (“Mary, the only Mediator”), conjuration of spirits (exorcism), the cult of the dead (praying to dead “saints”) and so on.

(See also Discourse 32: “Commentary on the manifesto "Dominus Jesus" of the Catholic Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.”)


But this was the very thing the Lord wanted to prevent, when he said:

I am the way, and the truth, and the life.

Jn 14,6 Jesus *said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. Jn 14, 6;


Not the “Mary” invented by the Catholic church, but Jesus Christ is the one and only Mediator between God and human beings (1Tim 7:5). Without Jesus Christ there is no other path! – not to salvation, and certainly not to God.

And it is a fact, now, that none of the other world religions (above all not Judaism) proclaims this Jesus Christ. Only the biblical Christian congregation preaches to humanity – especially to the Jews – the truth of the Gospel, which states:

Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father;.

1Jn 2,23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also. 1Jn 2,23;

Unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.

Jn 8,22 So the Jews were saying, "Surely He will not kill Himself, will He, since He says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?" 8,23 And He was saying to them, "You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world. 8,24 "Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins." Jn 8,22-24;


And as for those who die in their sins, to them the Lord says in a passage quoted earlier (Mt 23,33): “How will you escape the sentence of hell?” But that is just the path that the Catholic church indicates to its faithful: “Jesus Christ after all is just Mary’s little child – so the Mother of God is very much more important. And what is written in the gospels is of course very fine and nice, but the Holy Catholic Church has already selected the most important parts for you and explained it all in the Holy Catholic Catechism [in the same way as the Jewish scribes did with the Talmud!].”

Here one can only lament, as Jeremiah did over the scribes of his own time: “How can you say, ‘We are wise, And the law of the Lord is with us?’ But behold, the lying pen of the scribes has made it into a lie.” (Jer 8,8). The truth of our Lord Jesus Christ is kept by the Catholic church from its own faithful, and from the other religions as well. They then hypocritically call it “love”, when they let people go to hell.

Here too we can detect another quite different hypocrisy of this same Catholic church. While our relatively naive and unsuspecting – typically Catholic – commentator proclaims above that the “Holy Catholic Church” with its “holy miracles of the Eucharist” (...) is the “only church that fosters this wealth and knows how to value it”, the “Holy” Catholic church actually fosters and values a very different kind of wealth – that is to say, worldly and financial wealth, and wealth as the basis for power.

And neither does this observation come from an “unchristian” heart – rather it is confirmed by demonstrable facts of daily reality. On the basis of the so-called “apostolic commission”, the Catholics try to prove (just for once, by biblical demonstration) that the Lord himself gave Peter instructions for the foundation of the Catholic church (Mt 16:18). But when the Lord said to Peter, “Shepherd my sheep” (Jn 21:16), he surely cannot have meant that these “shepherds” should resort to the sale of indulgences, to wangling people out of their patrimonies or to the levying of church tax in order to take money out of the pockets of the poor “sheep” and build themselves palaces (known as “monasteries”) where they could hold state and be reverenced like royalty.

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Two of these “shepherds” (bishops – a word derived from the Ancient Greek επίσκοπος / epískopos, meaning “overseer, guardian, protector)

What these “guardians” and “protectors” actually guard and protect is not the “sheep” entrusted to their care, but the criminals in their own clerical ranks (see the worldwide child abuse proceedings against the Catholic church). This is because if they were to do this, if they were to condemn these people as they deserve, they would have to explain to the faithful why it was that so many of them were able to carry on with their abominable deeds for decades undisturbed, and with the full knowledge of their superiors.

And possibly there would then be some people – though not our commentator here, as his second e-mail, given below, shows – who by thinking on these things would come to realize that as members of the Catholic church they are actually sitting in the “devil’s kitchen” – and would be well advised to cease contributing their church taxes to the million dollar fines imposed on the church by the courts, and to get out of this temple of idol worship by the speediest way possible.


The Apostolic Succession of the Catholic church?

Catholic priests who in thousands of cases worldwide have dispensed the "transformed" eucharist with their hands in the Mass have proceeded, with those same hands, to abuse and violate children (1Cor,6:9). Catholic bishops who earlier had blessed the "sheep" of their flock, have gone on to be arrested for corruption (Vatican Bank, see report in Der Spiegel of 6.28.2013).

Bioshop blessing

Of course it is true that you find black sheep everywhere. But when the "very reverend" violators are shielded and hidden in the ranks of the church for decades, and even corrupt "shepherds" holding office as bishops have to be unmasked by the police, this shows up the organization itself as being altogether without conscience, depraved and corrupt (Mt 7:16-20).

Having the face to speak of the "Apostolic Succession", in the light of these facts, is the most egregious insult to the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.


(See also Excursus 03: “The Scarlet Beast.”)




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(Does Thérèse of Lisieux perform miracles? / Commentary, Jürgen Kendzia 01, 2012-10-15)

This text filled with hatred against all things Catholic is just one more confirmation for me that I am very happy to be a Catholic, and also to reverence the Mother of God as my mother; our Lord Jesus Christ is undoubtedly upset by the coldness with which so-called Christians try to erase his revered mother with a heap of arguments and biblical quotations. It is not we Catholics who made the decision about the important mission of Mary, it was God himself. But there are Christians who would prefer to be able to dictate to God who he should allow to talk to us and who he should not. Long live the most Sacred Heart of Jesus, lovingly surrounded by the Immaculate Heart which most securely leads us to Jesus!

Jürgen Kendzia 15.10.2012 

P.S. Have you actually looked into Fatima, for example? Have you looked into the miracles of the Eucharist? Or do you want to forbid Jesus to continue to work miracles in this post-biblical era – when these are actually established facts? It was as a result of an encounter with the Mother of God that I ceased to be an atheist and was healed of a serious illness. Thanks be to God for that! God knew what he was doing when he sent Mary to me. Our understanding is too limited to understand all the connections behind these things, so let us stop this incessant battling between entrenched positions and instead accept what God simply gives us in so many ways – not least through the heart of the Mother of Jesus and through the Holy Eucharist.

Jürgen Kendzia 15.10.2012



So he has understood nothing, and remains “very happy to be a Catholic”. And so it must also have escaped his attention that in saying that he “reverences the Mother of God as his mother”, he is making himself out to be “God”. But that is the way it is in the Catholic church: these people just have no idea what they are actually saying. This was something that also struck “Josef” on the “Christen folgen Christen” [“Christians follow Christians”] website, when he posted the poem “MARIA” on the web (given at the end of this Discourse).

But it is not the case, as our commentator tries to argue in his second e-mail above, that we are here “trying to erase” the Mother of the Lord “with a heap of arguments and biblical quotations”. Although I am aware that the Catholic church attributes very little importance, if any at all, to the Bible, I feel bound to point out that this same Mary, the Mother of the Lord, is unambiguously evidenced in the Bible – in contrast with the Catholic “Mother of God”. What Catholics pray to is not the Mother of the Lord but the idol “Mary”, invented by the Catholic church at the Council of Ephesus in 431. In 1854 she then had a fictitious “immaculate conception” (by her mother, Anna(!)) attributed to her by Pope Pius IX, and in 1950(!), finally, they even arranged an “Assumption” for her. All these are Catholic dogmas, with associated obligations of worship.

As the world of demons naturally couldn’t pass up such an “offer”, they proceeded to lead people astray, both in individual incidents and with the apparitions of Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje. The Marian apparitions of the Catholic church (e.g. in Rome, 1977), present Catholics with the following invitation:

“You must use me as the holy and unique means of coming to God and bringing souls to me.” [1]


Where these souls finally end up is plain enough.

The appearances of Mary in Medjugorje also proclaim, in a series of public communications from 1981 into the 90s, the familiar message:

I am the mediator between you and God.” [2]


So although – as testified by the Son of God, and as the entire New Testament witnesses – human beings can come to God only through Jesus Christ, the Mary of the Roman Catholic church claims, in these appearances, that she is the only mediator between humanity and God. This, then, is patently a lie. It follows, in the light of Paul’s and Jesus Christ’s words in the passage quoted above (1Tim 2,5: “For there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” and Jn 14,6: “I am (...) the truth”), this Mary cannot possibly have been sent by him. And the Spirit of God likewise, of whom we are told in Jn 16,13:

The Spirit of truth

Jn 16,13 "But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. Jn 16,13;


cannot possibly propagate a lie. But if these spiritual beings which claim to be Mary do not have the indwelling Spirit of God, it follows that they cannot come from God either.

So these Marian apparitions of the Catholic church are clearly proved to be manifestations of the demonic realm, and should be rejected with the utmost rigor.

(See also Discourse 52: “Can the actions of Mary avert the prophecies of the Bibl for the end-time?”)


So the ideas of Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin from Lisieux (Thérèse of Lisieux) on which this Discourse comments above are the result of her indoctrination by Catholic nuns in the convent, who brought up this innocent creature in the false doctrines of the Catholic church. Only this assumption makes it comprehensible that the child who said “For some time I had offered myself to the Child Jesus as his little plaything” could have thought it possible to offer herself as a “toy” to the creator of heaven and earth (Col 1:16-17) who will judge all human beings in the Last Judgment (Mt 16:27).

(See also Chapter 13: “The Last Judgment.”)


All this, my dear Mr. Kendzia, is neither hatred nor spitefulness. These are facts and the bare facts of the case. So it does not come from an “unchristian” heart, either, but quite on the contrary – from concern for those people who have been betrayed by the Catholic church. And if you don’t like that, any more than I do, then you must get out of this temple of idols calling itself the “Holy Catholic Church” by the speediest way. But I fear that for you this will again be just “one more confirmation for me that I am very happy to be a Catholic, and also to reverence the Mother of God as my mother”. It’s a pity about you, because you do actually remind me somehow of Thérèse of Lisieux...


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MARY

Whatever happened to Mary?
How was she put into this scenario?
Who profaned her in such a way
that she ended up a goddess?
---ooo---
She who was once a simple girl
wholly dedicated to serving her Creator
is now entitled the “Queen of Heaven”
and "our help and comfort".
---ooo---
Today she is called the "Great Mother"
like the goddess of fertility in the old days.
The maid of the Lord from Nazareth
is venerated today as Ashtoreth. [3]
---ooo---
"Immaculata" [4]she is called as well,
she who was just a sinful human,
found her way through doubt to faith,
struggled with sin and overcame it.
---ooo---
The mother of Jesus is now presented
as the “mediatrix of all grace”,
she who said, in flesh and blood,
"Whatever he says to you, do it".
---ooo---
If you want to believe as Mary did,
just leave your rosary alone,
throw out all you medals
and don’t go on any pilgrimages!
---ooo---
For One alone is the mediator,
our Redeemer Jesus Christ.
Through him you can come to the Father,
and take your stand at Mary’s side.
---ooo---
With her and all God’s people
there you will increase the praise of God
and serve for all eternity
the God who has freed you.


Author: Josef


This poem is taken from the website “Christen folgen Jesus” [“Christians follow Jesus”] by the kind consent of the author.
http://christen-folgen-jesus.at/deutsch/g_maria.html








[1]"Erscheinungen und Botschaften der Gottesmutter Maria - Vollständige Dokumentation durch zwei Jahrtausende" [“Apparitions and Messages of Mary the Mother of God – Complete Documentation over Two Millennia”], by G. Hierzenberger and O. Nedomansky. Aschaffenburg: Pattloch/1993 – page 469.

[2]ibd  page 484

[3]Astoreth = Canaanite goddess of fertility

[4]Immaculata = conceived without sin (by her mother Anna!).