We are almost at the end of the “Fourth Step,” making a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves (i.e. The Lord God chose Himself as the omphalos). This revelation was done in the architecture of a Twelve Step Program for several reasons, 1) My spiritual charge from the LORD, 2) a spiritual response to a spiritual attack on your life; one referred to as addiction 3) to help you see and experience truth for the first time, and more importantly, 4) to teach you a healthy fear of God; reverence.
We’ve been on what appears to be a forever ending journey, unearthing the “Fourth Step,” a searching and fearless moral inventory of the triune God, (God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit). Together we inaugurated a corollary of every spiritually demonic reproach; every reprehensible inference one might think of to fault God for every dark area of his/her life; barrenness, fatherless, motherless, rape, addiction, homosexuality, sickness, disease, injury, death, murder, poverty, hunger, famine, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes . . . . Did I miss anything???
Dauntlessly and virtuously we intend to continue exploring God’s Word in opposition to mere man. One specific man alleged to be the “holiest man” on earth, the Pope; the “Holy See,” his Priests, Cardinals, Nuns, et. Al.
Consequently, some of you learned for the first time in more recent post that God’s Word says . . .“THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE . . .”(Romans 3:10)
FURTHERMORE . . .
WHAT DOES THE WORD HOLY MEAN? . . .
Holy, Hebrew transliteration; qadowsh; adj. sacred, holy, Holy One, saint, set apart, and 2) pr. pure, clean, free from defilement of crimes, idolatry, and other unclean and profane things.
“For I am the LORD your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth. For I am the LORD who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.’”(Leviticus 11:44-45)
“There is no one holy like the LORD,
Indeed, there is no one besides You,
Nor is there any rock like our God.
Boast no more so very proudly,
Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth;
For the LORD is a God of knowledge,
And with Him actions are weighed.” (1 Sa 2:2-3)(Bold added)(Italics added)
FIRST AND FOREMOST, GOD’S AUDIENCE FOR THE LEVITICAL LAWS WAS ISRAEL. SECOND, HIS INSTRUCTION TO THE ISRAELITES WAS TO MIMICK GOD’S BEHAVIOR, (A BEHAVIOR THAT IS HOLY) A DISTINCTION BETWEEN CLEAN AND UNCLEAN.
HOWEVER, THE POPE AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS BEYOND UNCLEAN BECAUSE YOU KNOW THE TRUTH AND YET YOU FOLLOW SINFUL MAN INSTEAD OF A HOLY GOD!!!
ROME — A letter from a group of gay priests from the Netherlands asking the Pope to deny gossip relating a so-called “gay mafia” inside the Catholic Church and any correlation of responsibility (of any type) for “systematic clerical sex abuse of children.”
A revelatory fact mentioned in the article, “Priests and nuns take a vow of celibacy at ordination that prohibits them from engaging in any sexual act — including masturbation — no matter what their sexual orientation.” Yet, the last three popes contrived that the scandal related to pedophilia within the church can be resolved by ridding the church of gay priests. https://www.thedailybeast.com/gay-priests-to-pope-dont-blame-us-for-child-sex-abuse
“DO NOT BE DECEIVED, GOD IS NOT MOCKED; FOR WHATEVER A MAN SOWS, THIS HE WILL ALSO REAP.” (GALATIANS 6:7) (Bold added)(Caps added)(Italics added)
WHY DO WE STILL HAVE POVERTY, HUNGER AND FAMINE IN THE COUNTRIES THE VATICAN TARGETS?
WORLDVIEW ON POVERTY, HUNGER, FAMINE . . .
PRE-COVID PROJECTIONS IN 2017 . . . HMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!
The Worldbank measures poverty by one small number; $1.90; how many people are living above that number daily versus how many people are living below that number. Consequently, poverty is viewed from a different perspective when the number of people increase. Accordingly, the Worldbank identifies this same population with a different label, “extreme poverty.” In the graph, you see historically the numbers range from 750 (per million in poverty) in 2015 to 696 (million in poverty) in 2017 globally. The Worldbank documented a series of “Pre-COVID projections, beginning in 2017 through 2021 vs. an actual COVID-Projection from 2019 at 655 (million in poverty) to 732 (million) in 2020 down to 711 (million) in 2021. https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/poverty#a
On February 26, 1965, TIME Magazine published an article, Roman Catholics: The Vatican’s Wealth estimating $10 to $15 billion, encompassing $1.6 billion in stockholdings. The article exposes the Vatican’s investments primarily in real estate, construction, steel, chemicals, banking, and insurance. The article also entailed the Vatican utilizing dividends to cover charities and expenses, “1,500,000 children and providing some measure of food and clothing to 7,000,000 needy Italians.” Most importantly, the article exposed that the Vatican pays no taxes on this income, a behavior which helped the Vatican to be referred to as “the biggest tax evader in Italy.”
The Country of Italy applied a 15% tax on all stock dividends in 1962, doubling within two years. Someone took the liberty to modify the tax laws which would have exempted the Vatican from paying the taxes of up to $15 million annually. In opposition, the Vatican claimed Lateran Treaty of 1929 between Pope Pius XI and Mussolini and refused to pay the taxes to this day.
THIS REPORT ON “VATICAN’S WEALTH” WAS PUBLISHED IN 1965 . . .
While there are millions of Orphans in Africa; 52 million (32 percent of the entire orphan population) are without both parents, (812,000) a father (2.13 million) or a mother, (611,000). Thirty-two percent of the orphan population is a result of AIDS. The children are diagnosed with AIDS while the epidemic continues to multiply in that region.
POVERTY EQUATES VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN . . . IN AFRICA
Not until recently, has “Violence Against Children, (VAC) been documented in religious institutions, particularly in Christian churches in Africa. Now that awareness encompassing clerical abuse is fashionable and of great significance to the African Christian church. The most prominent forms of VAC include sexual abuse of both girls and boys, witchcraft accusations, exorcism practices, and prolonged periods of enforced fasting.”
“Most cases of VAC within religious institutions go unreported for the same reasons as harmful practices do but even more so because of fear of the institution, respect for the deity, the risk of stigma, or fear of being ostracised for reporting on “a man of God”. The weak media coverage of abuse within religious institutions compounds the accommodating societal perception. A Kenyan priest is reported as saying that the “cover-up is very strong” in the church and that in his opinion, “there should be some punishment for those who are involved in the cover-up”.(Bold added)(Italics added)
“In October 2019, the Catholic church in South Africa took a bold step and excommunicated three priests over the sexual abuse of children in their parishes. Since 2003, 35 cases of abuse involving priests have been reported to the church in South Africa, out of which only seven were investigated by the police, with one leading to a criminal trial and life sentence.”
POVERTY EQUATES VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN . . . IN AISIA
At the age of 84, Richard Daschbach, was found guilty, convicted to serve 12 years in prison after being charged with domestic violence, child pornography and child sexual abuse.
Nine out of twelve females came forward in a sex abuse case alleging they had been abused by Daschbach at his Topu Honis orphanage in the Southeast Asian country’s remote enclave of Oecusse.
The Associated Press was allowed explicit access to the victims; each detailing disturbing images of the sexual abuse stating “Daschbach would keep a list of young girls on his bedroom door and choose one to sit on his lap every night as the orphanage held prayers before bed. . . The girl sitting on Daschbach’s lap would sleep with him that night and be subjected to varying types of abuse, including oral sex and rape, the accusers said.”
Daschbach, was a missionary from Pennsylvania assigned to plant the orphanage in the early 1990s after relocating from the United States. Records indicated that hundreds upon hundreds of orphans have passed through Daschbach’s orphanage since its development.
In August, Daschbach was accused by a federal grand jury in Washington, DC, on seven counts of “engaging in illicit sexual conduct” at the orphanage.
Daschbach faces up to 30 years in prison for each count if convicted, but the Department of Justice hasn’t said whether it plans to try to extradite him.
“The history written today is a bitter history for the entire nation,” the group said. “Our children were subjected to horrendous crimes for such a long time because we, as a society, were blinded by the belief that a figure as the defendant in this case would not commit such crimes against children.”https://nypost.com/2021/12/21/ex-priest-convicted-in-east-timor-of-sexual-abuse-at-orphanage/
POVERTY EQUATES VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN . . . IN GERMANY
A male child rape victim, now a 63 year old survivor, awarded 25,000 euros, compensation for legal disputes overcome within the courts for violations beginning at 5 years old in March of 1963. The man since diagnosed with PTSD and depression (having been raped in more than 1,000 events) whereby nuns at the Catholic Children’s Home in Germany were accused of “pimping out orphans to priests, politicians and other wealthy men.”
Germany’s Bishop of Speyer, Karl-Heinz Wiesemann; RAPIST
The individual disclosed that he was one of many victims when he publicly disclosed Germany’s Bishop of Speyer, Karl-Heinz Wiesemann. In his disclosure, the victim articulated the former abuser in this case, former diocese official Rudolf Motzenbäcker, died in 1998.
These victim endured what he referred to as “spiritual disciplines,” an altar boy who encountered nuns who had “beaten and literally dragged” him to Motzenbäcker’s home where he was routinely sexually abused.” In addition, his testimony depicts him being “plucked” from the Catholic Children’s Home in Germany to appear at “sex parties,” aided and abetted by nuns on behalf of clergyman and the local elite.
In his in-depth attestation he stated, “The nuns were pimps” . . .“There was a room where the nuns served drinks and food to the men and in the other corner the children were raped”. . . “The men present donated generously” . . . “The nuns earned money”. . .“Sometimes I would run back to the home in blood-smeared clothes, the blood ran down my legs,” he said. “Before I left in September 1972, I had been sexually abused about a thousand times.”
While the termination of the Children’s Home was implemented in Speyer at approximately 2000, the victim suffered a broken marriage and physical damages, (i.e. liver, kidneys and bone affects) the financial awards were merely arbitrary and capricious.
POVERTY, HUNGER, AND FAMINE IS RELATIVE TO VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN . . .
POVERTY FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE . . .
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9)
“ . . . just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)
“ . . . as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.”(2 Corinthians 6:10)
“ . . . who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” (Philippians 2:6-8)
HUNGER FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE . . .
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” (Matthew 5:6)
“Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. . .” (Luke 6:21)
“Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” (John 6:35)(Bold added)(Italics added)
FAMINE FROM GOD’S PERSPECTIVE . . .
“Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?” (Romans 8:35)(Bold added)
In all of your poverty, hunger and famine look to the LORD for he is the bread of life. . .
“It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.’” (Matt 4:4)
What does that mean when you have nothing, nobody, nowhere to turn? It means the physical act of opening His book will sustain you; it will distract you, it will deter Satan from his misguided attempts to get you to doubt God. By reading his Word, you come to know Him and to know Him is to trust Him. By trusting Him, you begin to abide in Him and His Word says, ”Abide in me and I in you and you can ask what you will.” Isn’t that the goal? . . . To ask and receive that which you desire most from God!
Bow your head with me and invite the Lord in first with repentance. Lord forgive me for every lack of trust, every area where I doubted you and refused to believe that not only do you have the resources I need, but LORD you are the resource! Help my faith to increase so that every time I have need, I have faith! Help me also to believe that you died for all of my sins. That you died on that cross that I might have life and have it abundantly; not in poverty, hunger or famine. Finally, I believe that you died, was buried and rose again on the third day. From this day forth, I will believe on you and you alone for every need in my life! I know you work through people, but because of my new found faith, I will fight all of my battles on my knees and come to you first instead of allowing Satan to plant seeds of doubt. I love you Lord! I’m all yours and do with me what ever is your will!
If you prayed that prayer, welcome to the family! Start reading the Bible, begin with the Gospel of John; the 4th book of the New Testament. Learn of your heavenly Father. Pray to your heavenly Father. Go to Meetings and don’t pick up! Get a Sponsor, one who understands that path that you have chosen and supports it. Continue to read the Twelve Step Literature.
Love the Lord with all your heart and all your might and all your strength!