the Intrinsic Evil of Religious Fanaticism
Demonstrating Who Crucified Jesus : The Religious Fanatics of His Day and Not
Explaining the Meaning of the
Crucifixion of the Mystical Body of Christ
published in 1997
"The personal struggle to try to live
up to the Legitimate Teachings of one's Faith is not fanaticism.
Fanaticism is irrational and incoherent religiosity." m de P
The primary purpose of this document is to illustrate the dangers of
fanaticism, identify its signs and suggest how to counteract it. A
secondary purpose is to clearly identify who were really responsible
for the crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ as well as the meaning of
the 'Crucifixion of the Mystical Body of Christ'.
Once the responsibility for the crucifixion of Jesus is clearly
established, we must make an effort to truly and effectively eradicate
the unjust stigma which the Jews have been carrying for nearly 2,000
years of Christendom. A stigma which has been used over and over again
to abuse the people from which our Savior and our much venerated Mother
Even in the field of science sometimes, the "forest cannot be seen for
the trees". In such cases, to be able to "see the forest" we must take
some steps back - as many as are needed - and look at the overall
panorama. Only then we will begin to discern the emerging patterns, so
that the "forest" comes into sharp focus.
For example - The key message that we may discern from an overview of
the Sacred Scriptures is that God has provided for mankind the means
for its redemption - the Messiah, the Christ. He is the key. A
corresponding key message is that the evil one, finally manifesting
himself as the False Messiah, the False Christ (1), will fight against the
redemption plan until the very end.
For Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, the overall message is the
same. However, the disagreement is over the timing of the Messiah:
whether His coming will be His 'First' or His 'Second'. Because of the
"trees of disagreement" we fail to see the "forest of urgency".
Our beloved Heavenly Father Willed that the information handed down to
us could be correctly interpreted by those expecting the Second Coming
of the Messiah, just as well as by those still expecting His First
Coming. If we then pay attention to the overall picture, the "forest of
urgency" will come into full focus.
Since the primary audience of this document is composed of Christians,
we will pursue the path that addresses the Second Coming of the
Messiah, and the Crucifixion of His Mystical Body.
All Christian pastors agree that there will be a Second Coming.
However, most act as if it will occur in some very distant future. As
illogical as it may sound, such an attitude makes sense since the
Second Coming of Jesus Christ is the result of our failure to carry out
what He came to teach us in the First Coming.
If we had fulfilled our responsibility, the Day of the Lord would not
be "terrible" [Malachi , Chapters 1 through 4] and no
one wants to assume the responsibility of a failed Evangelization.
Those who believe themselves to be the Evangelizers and those who claim
to be followers of Christ have failed - and their state of denial
increases in proportion to the level of their corruption. Of
psychological necessity, the reality of the Second Coming of Christ is
buried deeper and deeper in their subconscious. The nearer the time of
the Second Coming is, the more vehemently they deny its approach.
Not everyone in Christendom denies the proximity of the Second Coming,
however. Among those who are aware of the urgency of these times are
people who, inspired by legitimate
Marian Apparitions (2),
experienced a conversion of heart and started a prayerful life.
However, for many of these people, their prayer life soon became
mechanical and empty of its life-giving spiritual component. They
become self righteous, without realizing that their mechanical rituals
have replaced the true union with the Saving Power of the Messiah and,
that, in effect, they have separated themselves from Him. (3)
To many the Messiah has become one more automatic dispenser of
"favors"; just like a vending machine. One does "this" and He does
"that". They do not realize that He allows [1Kings
22:13-23] this false sense of security to exist as part of the
Mystery of Iniquity - as the stage is being set to separate the wheat
from the chaff.
About the Second Coming
Many well intentioned people think that the Antichrist, the False
will come announcing with trumpets and cymbals that he is the False
Christ. This is as unrealistic as to expect creditors to knowingly
accept counterfeit money in payment of one's debts. Just as the wolf
deceives most by passing himself as a lamb (4), the thorn bush deceives
most by impersonating a fig tree.
How then can those who are waiting for the Bridegroom in all sincerity
be sure of which is the fig tree [Matthew 24:32-34]
which signals the coming of our beloved Lord Jesus Christ?
The principle of parallelism will help in the identification of that
crucial fig tree since the
events associated with the First Coming are parallel to those of the
For example, in the era of His Second Coming His Mystical Body must be
just like His Physical Body was after His First Coming. The same
principle demands a third manifestation of Elijah to prepare the way
for His return. (The second manifestation having been John the Baptist [Rev.
11:3-6; Malachi 3:1-2, etc.])
A crucial question arises then: Who makes up this Mystical Body?
The answer: Those who strive
in all sincerity to live the Word of God are the members of His
Mystical Body, regardless of the monotheistic Faith they may profess.
At the First Coming, the Chosen People changed from being exclusively
the descendants of Abraham to encompass all humanity. Similarly today,
no single Religion may claim that its members are the exclusive
components of the Mystical Body of Christ.
He who listens to the Word of God - Jesus Christ - assimilates It and
lives It, thus allows the Word to "become flesh" again in his own body.
Therefore, all who try to live His Word and succeed in some measure,
become real and tangible members of the Mystical Body of Christ, the
Word Incarnate, in the measure they have tried and not in the measure
they have succeeded.
About the Responsibility for the
Crucifixion of Jesus
At the time when Our Lord Jesus Christ walked among us there were
basically five categories of people:
(1) The Roman
(2) The established Church of that time with the Elders, Priests,
Pharisees, Scribes, etc. steeped in high profiled, restrictive and
elaborate man-made rituals which, by then, had become devoid of any
real connection with God. This was the way Judaism was practiced after
the Babylonian exile;
(3) The Essenes and Samaritans who mostly adhered to the Judaism
practiced before the Babylonian exile.
(4) The sinners
-- prostitutes, tax collectors, etc.; and
(5) The masses, whose loyalty, like today, could be easily swayed
because they did not have a firm anchor: the knowledge of God.
Meditating on the Holy Scriptures one can see that:
Rome was not threatened by Jesus Christ - He was willing to
give Caesar what was Caesar's. In spite of Pilate's evil reputation, he
made a great effort to avoid crucifying Our Lord. He, a pagan, even
proclaimed Jesus Christ as the King of the Jews with a rustic sign on
the Cross; a sign which he would not change in spite of the insistence
of the Religious Leaders.
(b) Jesus frequently used the Samaritans as examples for
behavior [Luke 17:16 and 10:33] and clearly used the Essene calendar
which was the one used before the Babylonian exile.
(c) The established sinners of then, like most of today, when
the true Word of God were moved to conversion. There is no record of a
prostitute or a tax collector trying to harm Our Lord for calling all
(d) The masses,
like they still do, wanted their physical ailments healed
and their empty stomachs filled. They favored Our Lord until they were
incited against Him.
That leaves one single group; the most unlikely one...
insecure, dictatorial, ritual laden and arrogant elements within
the Religious Ruling Class of the time - the leaders of the post
Babylonian exile Judaism.
Neither the Romans, nor the sinners, nor the Jewish population at
large, nor the levelheaded elements within the Religious Ruling Class
caused the crucifixion of Our Lord.
His crucifixion was caused precisely by the controlling fanatic
elements within the Religious Ruling Class of the time. They were
violating every Divine Teaching, in spite of claiming to have been
charged to serve God and proclaiming that they were doing so. Just as
most high profile Christian leaders of today do.
Our Lord pointed this out many times to them. They were not willing to
give God what was God's: Obedience and Loyalty. They had their own
agenda to fulfill instead. These religious fanatics were no different
than those who masterminded and fueled the Inquisition from the very
Chair of St. Peter.
How will the Crucifixion of the Mystical Body of Christ come about? It
will manifest itself as a brutal persecution of the true people of God.
The key to the understanding this document is the realization that a
saint is not made overnight (7)
and that people have to be helped with love and compassion in this
journey. Sin, is sin and cannot be justified. That is not negotiable;
however, we must emulate the father of the prodigal son: "...his father saw him, and had
compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck and kissed him" [Luke
We are already seeing all the parallels to the environment that led to
the First Coming and the Crucifixion of His Physical Body. For
(a) The Roman
Empire equivalent of today, which are the governments of some
of the most Industrialized Nations of the world (i.e. members of the
European Union), are attempting to lead the people back to a more
compassionate, thus, socialized oriented society, one step at a time.
Mistakes are made and errors are being committed because they lack the
necessary spiritual formation and, by attempting to be compassionate,
they become enablers to sin.
(b) Hardened sinners, young and old alike, are most attentive to
of God when is delivered
without duplicity. They are thirsting for it,
yet, they will not enter a House of Worship. Why? Duplicity reigns in
most Houses of Worship.
(c) The masses, as long as they are fed and think that they are
healed, go along with whomever is dispensing the temporal conveniences,
including the psychosomatic conveniences.
elements among the Religious Rulers of today, be they Christians,
Muslems, or Jews, are themselves fanning the flames of anti religion by
their obstinate and
fanatical intransigence. This intransigence takes
the form of demanding instant sainthood from those who have become lost
-- precisely as the result of the abysmal failures of organized
It is imperative that we open
our spiritual eyes and see how close we are (8) to the Crucifixion of
the Mystical Body of Christ.
No one can stop it, for it is written in Scripture and it must come to
pass. However, in our hands rest the power to reduce the suffering (9) by helping our brethren
in the journey "home" to the Father. The pathway to the Kingdom of God
is paved with love, compassion and charity, and not with intransigence
H.H. John XXIII clearly reminded the world of the right path and what
to avoid when he said:
daily, unavoidable and indispensable duty leads us step by step towards
a more perfect resemblance
with Jesus Christ. We cannot do this in any other way, by facile
enthusiasm, or by a
fanaticism which, even if innocent, is always harmful."
Sin, is sin and it is not negotiable, but we must love the lost sheep
back home. The way of love is the only way to bring the sheep safely
home to God.
(1) The False Christ Has
Been Identified - It May Now Have a Face and a Name
(2) Legitimate Marian
Apparitions - We Have Been Warned by The Virgin Mary
(3) They have separated
themselves from Him:
will say to me in that day
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in that name... and in thy name done
many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, I never knew
you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." [Matthew 7:22-23]
As the grinding of the teeth starts they may hear the echo of "You never learned what I meant by": "I
will have Mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the
righteous, but sinners to repentance." [Matthew 9:13]
(4) Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
(5) The Gates of the Nether
World Will Not Prevail Against the Church - However, Some Transitory
Conditions Do Apply
(6) The Real Timing of
Jesus' Last Passover, His Crucifixion and Burial
(7) There is no need to despair
- Don't ever give up - You are not expected to become a saint
(8) The Socio-Political Condition
of the World - The Time Is Indeed Ripe For The Apocalypse
(9) Redemptive suffering and the
meaning of Pain is the megaphone that God uses to assist the deaf in
Originally issued only for
Worldwide Ecclesiastical Distribution on December 8, 1997. Texas, U.S.A.
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