Like many travelers, Pope Benedict XVI needed a new wardrobe for his visit to America this week.
Indoor and outdoor Masses in Washington, D.C., and New York City, an appointment at the White House and meetings with various dignitaries required that the pontiff be dressed for both the occasion and the weather.
To design the necessary vestments, the pope's advisers turned to a small Connecticut company, Baker Liturgical Art LLC in Southington.
My Brother in Christ Jesus, Tito Alvarez, told me the other day after worship services in his Church ["La Iglesia Mt. Hermon"--a local congregation of The AIC "Assembleas Independente Cristianas" (Christian Independent Assemblies)--a Pentecostal Denomination based in Puerto Rico]; that the Earthquake that hit Illinois (and especially felt in Chicago) was the result of "THE JUDGEMENT OF ALMIGHTY GOD; BECAUSE OUR UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RECEIVED THE POPE FROM ROME" !
Upon contemplating his conclusion; I seriously pondered the GREAT SIMILARITIES between This Subtle, Yet REAL EARTHQUAKE that HIT Illinois: With The Subtle, Yet REAL RECEPTION/Effect/Repercussions of THE ANTI-CHRIST who HIT/visited The United States of America !
#1. Both Events Have Occured Simultaniously !
#2. Both Events Are of Great Historic Magnitude/Significance !
#3. Both Events Were Greatly Felt By Some !
#4. While, Both Events Were Also Totally Oblivious To Many Millions of American People --
With many Illinoisans/Americans Never Even Feeling The Event(s); and having slept through them as if they
NEVER HAPPENED !
Note: Here in Chicago, I didn't feel a thing @ 4:37 am on Friday--but while riding the train; I heard a lady say that she FELT the EARTHQUAKE & it SCARED the "FIRE" out of her !
Oops forgot to add "not" in front of "fooled" in my previous message! By the way,
Thomas E. Peck wrote: ...it is really the strongest prop and bulwark of Satan's kingdom on earth. It professes to be the church founded upon the rock; it is really the gates of hell.
It has been often observed that the majority of men look only at the outward signs of things. "The outward signs of a dull man and a wise man are the same, and so are the outward signs of a frivolous man and a witty man." And, in like manner, the outward signs of false religion may be the same as the outward signs of the true.
No, Lance, there is a difference between magicians and church leaders. The Popish Church tries to impress the laity with it's pagan rites and dress, God nor a simple Christian is fooled by such nonsense.
Thomas E. Peck wrote: We need not say that in the Church of Rome there is nothing but the old Jewish image of the true glory of divine worship: a temple, a succession of mortal priests, a daily sacrifice, incense and intercession, a ritual imposing to the senses and the imagination, but no access to the mercy-seat of God. "Through him," that is, the Son, "we have access by one Spirit to the Father"; this is the description of true worship,...
Vestments--uniforms for magicians 'Bishop Hooper of Gloucester refused to wear the vestments usually worn by bishops at their consecration calling them â€śthe livery of anti-Christâ€ť. The Worcester Bishop, Edwin Sandys complained that â€śthe popish vestments remain in our church.â€ť', Learning from the English Puritans.