to discern sectarian groups within organized religion
to Ask; Six Miracles to Seek
A guest document by Lee Penn
Originally published on January
What will you do if you face a
situation like this soon?
The time is the very near future (1).
The world is in chaos, and seems
to be ending (2).
Nuclear weapons have been used in
combat for the first time since 1945;
a global Depression – far worse than the 1930s – has collapsed the
world economy; rioting, terrorism, and street crime are rampant;
totalitarian leftists and fanatical rightists are battling for power
worldwide; the Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta are dead; the only
limit to universal surveillance is the widespread collapse of the power
grid and the unreliability of computer networks; police checkpoints,
torture, and forced-labor camps are everywhere; in all religions,
fanaticism and cultism are replacing authentic faith; charity,
civility, and ordinary sanity are rare; epidemics, earthquakes,
volcanoes, freakish storms, tidal waves, invasions of vermin, crop and
animal plagues, and food shortages add to the misery.
It is difficult to get any accurate news – or even biased, stupid
government/corporate propaganda – about what is happening throughout
the world. The Internet is mostly down, and rumors have replaced CNN
Millions of conservative Christians who were sure that they would be
Raptured off the planet (or led to safe places by Our Lady and/or the
Saints) before the Tribulation began are now despondent and spiritually
bereft; they never expected to suffer as they are doing now, and think
that God has abandoned them.
Into this collapsing world, with its mass graves and universal fear and
despair, a new “hope” has come. Handsome, enthusiastic, well-fed,
well-dressed, and well-funded messengers are spreading the word
everywhere that Christ has returned, and is going to restore the world,
starting now. The evangelists are telling anyone who will listen to
gather at a local church (or other meeting hall) to see him, to pledge
allegiance to him, to be healed, and to be fed. The missionaries
promise forgiveness, salvation, wealth, power, and security to those
Will you go to this meeting? Bear in mind that honoring the False
Christ would be a deadly spiritual error with eternal consequences.
Therefore, before accepting the invitation, it makes sense to get
answers to some simple questions about the savior-of-the-day. (3)
1. Does the new savior claim to be
When the False Christ comes, he will
not come as an enemy of Jesus – he will claim to be Jesus returned (1
John 2:22-23). He will come in his own name (John 5:43),
to claim the
Church as his own, and to assert his own divinity (Matthew
24:15; Mark 13:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:4). The False Christ will
not come (in the manner of the Communists or radical Islamists) to
destroy the Church. He will come appearing to be righteous. The False
Christ will not meet the Left Behind-style
stereotype of the left-wing,
New Age Antichrist: a neo-pagan, Satanist, vegetarian, pacifist,
ecologist, feminist, pot-smoking homosexual.
Christ will not glorify Himself; He will glorify the Father and render
all things to Him (1 Corinthians 15:24, 28). When
Christ comes, He will
not need to make any claims on His own behalf; the heavens, the earth,
and all who dwell on Earth will give Him honor. From the time that the
Sign of the Son of Man appears in the skies (Matthew 24:30),
the truth about Christ will be obvious to everyone.
2. Did the savior return in a
miraculous fashion, on clouds of glory, accompanied by the resurrected
saints and angels?
The False Christ will either (a) use
technology or the occult arts to appear in the skies in glory, or (b)
will use his public relations apparatus to explain why such a manner of
appearance is not necessary for him to be who he claims to be.
Christ will return on the clouds in glory, with the angels and all the
saints accompanying Him. The Scriptural promises regarding the manner
of His return (Acts 1:11; Matthew 24:30-31; Matthew 26:64)
will be fulfilled literally and completely.
3. Has this return been publicized by
the media and the Church Administration?
The appearance of the False Christ will
be a media and ecclesiastical event, planned and exploited by
propagandists and advertisers to the greatest extent possible at that
When Christ returns, the Church Administration, the propagandists, and
their infrastructure will be destroyed by Him (Revelation 18)
– if any of these people, organizations, and technology have remained
in existence that long. The Return of Christ will be known for what it
is, everywhere in the world, by everyone – with no media “push” needed
or possible. (Matthew 24:27; Luke 17:24)
4. Did the savior send out human
messengers, seeking converts and worshippers?
The False Christ will send out
evangelists, and will seek converts. (Matthew 24:23-26).
His apostles will counterfeit holiness, zeal, and orthodoxy – but the
fruit of their deeds will be evil. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15,
Christ will not proselytize; He will know His own and will draw them
all to Himself, from all over the world (John 10:4-5; Matthew
24:28; Luke 17:37).
5. Who follows the savior?
The False Christ will appeal to most
people on Earth at that time – including most of those who now consider
themselves to be “orthodox”, “conservative”, “traditional”, or “saved”.
(So great will be his allure that – unless God shortened the reign of
the deceiver – no one would be saved. However, for the sake of the
Elect, God has shortened the time allotted to the False Christ to the
very minimum – as noted in Matthew 24:22). The False Christ will
attract, and reward, the rich, the powerful, and the proud – including
the noble and royal houses of ancient “Christendom”. The Pharisees and
Sadducees of our time will go down to their doom, following the
accursed one who comes in his own name. In this, they will follow the
precedent set by the Temple Masters, Scribes, and Pharisees of the time
of Jesus and the Jewish revolts against Rome.
Those whom Jesus draws to himself will come from all nations, races,
classes, and creeds; “sinners”, outcasts, the humble, and the poor will
be chief among them, just as when Jesus was first on Earth.
6. Is the savior planning to establish
new religious orders, secret police, and special courts to punish
The False Christ will do all of this,
if his reign lasts long enough. He may claim to be establishing the
“Social Reign of Christ the King”, or to be claiming his own divine
Christ will execute Divine Judgment at the time of His return, drawing
His Elect to Himself and destroying His enemies by His own action (with
no need to set up any new earthly institutions to carry out this act of
Justice.) (2 Thessalonians 2:8,10-12; 1 Corinthians 15:24-26;
7. Are the groups of “sinners”
targeted by the savior reminiscent of the list of those who had been
persecuted by the Nazis?
If the False Christ has sufficient
time, he will set up a New Inquisition, and his list of victims will be
reminiscent of those whom the Nazis persecuted. Jews will head his
target list, followed by liberals, leftists, homosexuals, and anyone
(of any faith) who rejects him. He will not tolerate Islam, atheism,
“interfaith”, religious diversity, or worship of anything other than
Christ will judge perfectly, and will save faithful Jews and Gentiles
alike – whatever religion (or none) that they may now profess, and
whatever their social standing or earthly reputation may have been.
8. Is the savior working miracles – up
to and including resurrection of the dead – for a selected few who are
in his presence?
The False Christ will work miracles in
this manner (Matthew 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12),
but they will be by the power of satan and not the power of God. His
miracles will be materialistic, showy, presumptuous, and oriented
toward earthly power (and his own self-glorification). Their pattern
will be the “miracles” that satan proposed to Christ in the desert. (Matthew
Christ’s miracles will be universal in scope and will – in sum – be
greater than any since the time of Creation. In fact, Christ will
renew, heal, and transfigure the whole Earth at the start of His Reign.
9. What was the character of the
prophet that preceded the messiah?
The Antichrist arose and remains within
the structure of the Church (1 John 2:18-19). This
forerunner and prophet of the False Christ lives in luxury in a palace (Matthew
11:8), wears ermine and custom-made red slippers, is honored by
worldly men, and is world-famous.
The forerunner of Christ in this era follows the model of John the
Baptist and Elias: he lives in austerity, is despised by the worldly
who know of him, is known to few, and is believed by fewer.
10. Is the savior being promoted by
Benedict XVI and his hierarchy?
The False Christ will arise from within
the Church, will be promoted and honored by the Church Administration
(except for a faithful few clergy and religious), and will proclaim his
own divinity from his position within the Church.
The Church Administration will reject, hate, and fight Christ – until
their enmity meets its reward from Christ.
11. Does the savior exalt Benedict
XVI, the Holy See, the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, Opus
Dei, and like-minded groups in other denominations?
The False Christ will give riches,
honor, and power to the occupant of the Throne of Peter, the Church
Administration, Opus Dei, and their allies.
Christ will swiftly and utterly destroy all these people and
organizations (2 Thessalonians 2:8,10-12). They will
descend from exaltation under the False Christ, to abasement and doom
at the Return of Christ. (Revelation 19:20)
12. Is Rome still standing?
The False Christ will come to Rome, and
be proclaimed there.
Christ will destroy Rome, the spiritual Babylon of our time. Mary’s
prophecy of La Salette (4)
(“Pagan Rome will disappear”), and Divine prophecy (Revelation
18:10, 21-24), will be fulfilled.
13. Are the natural disasters, wars,
plagues, and dictatorships still continuing?
Even as the False Christ establishes
and extends his power, the man-made and natural disasters that preceded
his appearance will intensify (Revelation 16, 18).
When Christ returns, the disasters will end and the New Creation will
The answers to these questions should
make it obvious whether the messiah being offered is the real One, or a
Great Miraculous Events At the Return of Christ
By contrast, when Our Lord returns to establish His Kingdom, there will
be a specific sequence of events (described in Scripture) – a series of
actions that will be possible only for God, and that will be the
greatest miracles since the Creation.
1. At the time that the power of the False Christ is at
it will begin to collapse, by Divine Intervention (Acts
2:19-20, referring to Joel 2:30-31; Matthew 24:29; Mark 13:24-25; Luke
21:25-26; Revelation 6:12-14; Revelation 8:12).
2. The Sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky; the
earth will mourn as they see – too late – the truth about Christ. (Matthew
24:30; Revelation 1:7)
3. Christ will
send the angels to gather up all the Elect, those living and those who
have died. (Matthew 24:31; Mark 13:27)
First, the faithful dead will rise – the First Resurrection (Romans
8:11; 1 Corinthians 6:13-14; 1 Corinthians 15:21-23; 1 Corinthians
15:51-55; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-16; Revelation 20:5-6).
Then, the living faithful will be transfigured and will be taken up to
Christ: the real Rapture. (Matthew 24:37-41; Luke 17:34-35; 1
4. Christ will
return to Earth on the clouds of heaven, in power and great
glory, along with the angels and with the saints whom he has taken up
to Himself. (Zechariah 14:5; Daniel 7:13-14; Matthew
Matthew 24:30-31; Matthew 26:64; Mark 13:26; Mark 14:62; Luke 9:26;
Luke 21:27; Luke 22:69; John 1:51; Acts 1:10-11, 2 Thessalonians
1:7-10; Revelation 19:11-16)
5. By an act
of Divine Judgment, Christ will destroy His enemies (Isaiah
11:4; Zechariah 14:3; Zechariah 14:12-14; Revelation 19:11-21)
6. There will
be a New Creation, a new heavens and a new earth. (Hebrews
12:26-27; Revelation 21:1-5)
(1) As we have said in
past: “There is only one God: an Omnipotent God Whom even satan (or
extraterrestrials, if the reader so wishes) must serve. Therefore, the
Faithful may rest assured that what is to come, The End of These Times
- IS NOT of the world.” (The M+G+R
Foundation, “About the Mayan
(2) The M+G+R Foundation, “The General
Sequence of Events Leading to the End of These Times”,
http://www.mgr.org/sequence.html; also, “A Tribulation Summary”,
(3) The information used to
answer these questions is primarily from several documents from The M+G+R Foundation: “False Christ
101: Simple ways to distinguish between Christ and his impostor”,
“About the False Christ”,
“Biblical Prophecies on the
Return of Christ”, http://www.mgr.org/ReturnOfChrist.html;
documents written by miguel de Portugal and his assistants.
(4) The M+G+R Foundation, “The
Apparitions of Our Lady of La Salette in 1846 - France”
Originally Published on January
22, 2011 - European Union
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