Chart of Independence
Paul of Tarsus was a Jew, fully convinced of his beliefs and fanatically attached to the Synagogue. When he was about 25 years old, he took the road to Damascus in order to arrest some Jews in this City who had become Christians. On his way, Jesus suddenly appeared to Paul and asked him to become His disciple (Acts 9).
This apparition struck Paul deeply and drastically altered his outlook on faith: It completely liberated him from the Synagogue, making of him, an independent believer.
Today, God invites us to elevate ourselves closer to Him. He ardently wants to establish a more intimate and direct relationship with each one of us. To react to this divine call, we must liberate ourselves by personally experiencing a modern-day “Road to Damascus”. But many bigots are fanatically attached to various religious institutions, just like Paul was with the Synagogue. They are afraid to walk on their own towards God; they feel the need of a religious institution to sustain them.
Yet, we notice an evident moral deterioration of the diverse religious institutions in the world, particularly the Vatican. This is a sign of the new times. It is the time to rely on God alone. Those who desire to answer God’s call must liberate themselves from the ties to various religious institutions that are deviant. They prevent our spiritual growth.
In the Book of Revelation, God offers us the opportunity to elevate ourselves towards Him by opening a new spiritual door for us:
“I have opened in front of you a door that nobody will be able to close… I saw a door open in Heaven and heard… ‘Come up here: I will show you what is to come in the future.’” (Revelation 3,8 / 4,1)
We cannot ignore what is actually coming: the obvious moral deterioration of the Church. The media ceaselessly talks about this and a part of our mission consists of witnessing against it. When we denounce this defection, superficial Christians –misinformed or fanatics– answer: “But Jesus said that the gates of Hell will not prevail against her (The church)”. This is true! Jesus said this! (Matthew 16,18)
However, Jesus also predicted the treason of this Church at the end of times, just before His return: “When the Son of Man comes, will He find any faith on earth?!” (Luke 18,8). He confirmed this in insisting that: “… with the increase of lawlessness, love in most people will grow cold”. But, then adds: “But the man who stands firm to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24,10-13). Those who stand firm will be saved by liberating themselves from an irremediably affected clergy.
Appearing in La Salette (France) in 1846, the Virgin Mary already qualified the clergy as “cesspools of impurity”, adding that: “Rome will lose faith and will become the seat of the Antichrist”. Indeed, the gates of Hell have prevailed against this Church! (Refer to our text: “La Salette”)
Of which church is Jesus then referring to? Of Peter’s Church which betrayed Him? Certainly not! He alludes to the church that is formed by those who stand firm till the end, in the universal trials of the end of times (Revelation 3,10). This time has come.
Jesus told Peter: “when you were young, you put on your own belt and walked where you liked; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and somebody else will put a belt around you and take you where you would rather not go.” (John 21,18)
Today, 2000 years after Jesus, Peter, who is personified by the Pope, has become old. He is being dragged –with the church alongside him– by this “somebody else”, to where he would rather not go! Who is this “somebody else”? Paul warned us that this enigmatic person will appear just before the Return of Jesus: “It (Jesus’ Return) cannot happen until the Great Revolt has taken place and the Rebel, the Lost One has appeared. This is the Enemy (of Christ: the Antichrist), the one who claims to be so much greater than all that men call ”god“… he enthrones himself in God’s sanctuary…” (2 Thessalonians 2,3-4). Is this not the actual situation with the Vatican?! Is its Pope really free?
No!! “Somebody else” is pulling the strings in the dark: the Antichrist. We have been thoroughly warned!!
But who is the Antichrist?
St. John responds: “The man who denies that Jesus is the Christ—he is the liar—he is the Antichrist” (1 John 2,22).
Who denies that Jesus is the Christ? Who still waits for, and always, another Messiah? The Christians? Off-course not. The Muslims? No, as the Qur’an attests that Jesus is the Messiah (Qur’an III; The House of Imran,45). Only the Jews deny that Jesus is the Messiah and await “somebody else”. They believe that the return of the State of Israel is a sign of his imminent advent.
The presence of this Zionist State is one of the signs that a new spiritual era is being inaugurated and that the return of Jesus has already begun. Many independent believers have already met Jesus on their “Road to Damascus” and have discovered “The new door open in heaven”. With him they begin the “Universal restoration” predicted by the prophets (Acts 3,21). (Refer to our text: “The Universal Restoration”).
Some Christians used to say: “Outside the Church there is no salvation”. Today, there is no salvation inside this church. All those who recognize this evident fact are already on their personal “Road to Damascus”; and as the Messiah manifested himself to Paul, so will He do the same to them too. He will introduce them through the “Open Door”.
In the past, Peter urged the Jews to save themselves from the Synagogue: “Save yourselves from this perverse generation. They accepted what he said and were baptized” (Acts 2,40-41). Today, God addresses these same parables to his children with regards to the Church: “Come out, my people, away from her so that you do not share in her crimes and have the same plagues to bear” (Revelation 18,4-5).
On the 13th of May 1970, Jesus appeared to a Lebanese priest who was pro-Israeli. He revealed to him a shocking revelation: “Today is the 13th of May, the day of the apparition of the Virgin Mary, Our Mother, in Fatima. Open the Book of Revelation to Chapter 13: The Beast is Israel!” This shocking declaration is equivalent to that of Paul’s on his “Road to Damascus” because its vital spiritual and practical implications led this priest to become, like Paul, an independent believer. (Please refer to our text “The Key of the Apocalypse”)
The Vatican deviated because of the Antichrist, despite the warnings of Jesus, Paul, John and Mary. The clergy has abandoned the Divine Savior to follow the satanic Seducer. “The gates of hell have prevailed upon this Church”. This is why Jesus opens for us a new Door, for us to exit and leave, and shepherd us into the “New Jerusalem” to build “the New Earth and the New Heaven”, where God lives with his children (Revelation 21,1-4).
After having seen Jesus, Paul had the courage to break away from the Synagogue and thus contributed in building the church. Likewise today, all those who recognize the Antichrist, the Beast of the Book of Revelation, and have the courage to break away from the crumbling Church, contribute in building “the New Earth and the New Heaven”. Against such people, “The gates of hell shall never prevail”.
The Jewish clergy commanded Peter and John “not to teach anymore in the Name of Jesus”, they answered: “How can we stop proclaiming what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4,18-20). The time has also come for us to no longer obey any religious leaders dragged by “somebody else”, but to obey Jesus himself.
The Apocalyptical Trumpet has sounded to liberate the true disciples of Jesus. Only their hearts will hear it and will become -like Peter, Paul, the Apostles, and Muhammad– independent believers.