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COMMENTARY:
How To Answer a Protestant about Praying to Mary and the Saints

By a soul

These days, I do not post much in Facebook, however, yesterday, I posted in a prayer group a link to the request for prayers to the Blessed Mother for the success of the U.S. elections. And someone responded negatively to my prayer request. So, I sent him a private message through Facebook with my reply.

Now, often, I see Protestants and Catholics getting into heated debates in Facebook, quoting Sacred Scripture and making emotional appeals to various differences between Protestant Christianity and Catholicism. And typically, I see a lot of lack of civility between parties, etc.

I do not like to debate. I actually was on the debate team in high school, college, and law school. So, I know how to debate, but these days, I do not like to debate, because I am a much different person since I returned to the Catholic faith during my last year of graduate school. I am actually much more quiet and reflective these days. And I am a lot simpler, just simply enjoying myself in prayer and reflecting on heavenly messages. I do not like to engage in intense conversations, etc., and I like to keep to myself.

However, I want to share my response to this person that I privately wrote, because I believe that it will be very instructive to many people who are challenged on the beliefs of praying to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints in Heaven. I feel that it is a good example of how to effectively respond to people challenging our faith in forums such as Facebook. So, here is my response.

MY RESPONSE BY PRIVATE MESSAGE (By a soul):

You posted a response to my link in the [Facebook] group about the Blessed Mother needing prayers for the U.S. elections yesterday.

Do you truly not know who the Blessed Mother is, or are you asking me this question in sarcasm? Sarcasm is not a Christ-like behavior and is beneath the dignity of a Christian.

Are you a Protestant or Catholic?

God is not the god of the dead, but of the living. Those who die in Christ are alive. I invite you to visit the Catacombs in Rome and witness what the early Christians truly believed in during the first 300 years of the Christian Church. All the tombs of the early Christians have markings of prayers for the dead and to the Martyrs in Heaven and the Blessed Mother. This is miles and miles of early Christian graves having prayers to the Saints and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The early Christians believed in Purgatory and that the dead needed prayers to go to Heaven.

Also, you seem to like to quote Bible verses. Do you even know how you received the Bible that you believe in your hands? If it were not for the Catholic Church, you would not even have a Bible to quote.

St. Ignatius was a disciple of St. John the Apostle. He was the Bishop of Antioch and died a holy martyr in 109 AD at the hands of the Romans. He wrote many writings on the Christian faith and in his writings, he called the early Church the “Catholic Church.”

If you doubt that the authentic faith is the Catholic Church, then you are basically saying that the early Christian Church was corrupted in the first generation of Christians. When I say that St. Ignatius was a disciple of St. John, that means that he was directly taught by St. John the Apostle who was taught by Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Himself.

I send this message to you privately to save you from public embarrassment in your ignorance of the history of Christianity. And if you doubt my words, then I challenge you to visit the Catacombs in Rome and tell me what the early Church believed— Christianity was built on the back of Martyrs.

Truly, to know the history of Christianity and to read the writings of the early Saints—the Church Fathers—is to cease being a Protestant.

God bless you in your faith journey.

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Also see helpful commentary (By a soul):

Why it is Okay for All People to Ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to Intercede for Them https://maryrefugeofholylove.com/2016/08/17/why-it-is-okay-for-all-people-to-ask-the-blessed-virgin-mary-to-intercede-for-them/

Blessed Virgin Mary to Luz de Maria – “This generation is going away from My Son and preparing to serve the Antichrist”

Revelaciones Marianas
https://revelacionesmarianas.com/english.htm

MESSAGE FROM THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
TO HER BELOVED DAUGHTER LUZ DE MARIA
OCTOBER 29, 2018

Beloved children of My Immaculate Heart:

I KEEP MY PROTECTIVE MANTLE OVER MY SON’S PEOPLE, PROTECTING AND GUIDING THEM SO THAT THEY DISCERN BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL.

I WILL NOT KEEP MY VOICE SILENT SO THAT MY CHILDREN BECOME LOST AND SURRENDER THEIR SOULS TO THE DEVIL!

It is imperative that you nourish the faith of each one of you by continuously renewing your conscience so that it does not become lax, and so that conscience, made fruitful in union with My Son, would be close to the Divine Will and lead you firmly, as a source of Grace, on the right path.

Keep your responsibility of being children of God latent, and as children of the King, lead a life in God and for God as a fundamental principle. My Son’s People must be strong, especially in order to face what you have never seen: FROM THE VAULT OF HEAVEN YOU WILL RECEIVE A SIGN THAT WILL MAKE YOU TREMBLE.

Beloved children, you do not analyze the fact that My Son suffers for you who forget him … My Son did not ascend to Heaven and forget about you, My Son continues to suffer for His People, He wants you close to the Trinitarian Will.

You live in the world, but are not of the world … (cf. Rom 12,2)
You live in the world, but not so that you would be lost…

LIFE IS SOMETHING MORE THAN EXISTING AND TAKING UP SPACE…

MAN MUST TRANSCEND AND BE CONSCIOUS OF ETERNAL LIFE, WHICH YOU SHOULD ALREADY BE BUILDING.

I cannot hide from you the instant of regrets and trials in which you are living and which will proliferate everywhere. Man’s tears will be constant and your firmness in the faith will have to have been strengthened in order for you not to fall.

Beloved children:

DO NOT FEAR OR RETREAT: BE TRUE, BE CONSTANT, DO NOT FALTER IN LOVE FOR GOD AND NEIGHBOR.

I do not call you to confront your brothers, but you must not keep silent facing the terrible faults that are being committed against the Gift of life, against respect for the churches dedicated to My Son’s service. YOU SHOULD NOT BE LUKEWARM CREATURES WHO VIEW WITH INDIFFERENCE THE HORRIBLE SACRILEGES THAT HAVE ENTERED INTO MY SON’S CHURCH THROUGH LIBERALISM.

My children will move constantly, invading nations, which will then send them to defend those who welcomed them; because of this uprisings in countries will gradually be started until turmoil increases and the invasions of various countries begin.

As a Mother, I invite you in your prayers not to forget Italy, which will suffer.

Offer a fast, those of you whose health allows it, for Russia.

Be fraternal and pray for Europe, invasion will be a reality and its streets will be stained with blood.

My beloved children, I have asked you for the daily prayer of the Holy Rosary and to conclude, I commend you not to forget to make reparation for those who worship satan and who at the end of this month entrust themselves to him with inhuman and unthinkable rituals, giving themselves over to the realization of every kind of heresy and desecration that is requested of them, as well as killing their brothers in rituals of darkness.

THE DEVIL EXISTS, therefore: he works to intoxicate and confuse human beings with his black and evil arts.

This generation is going away from My Son and preparing to serve the Antichrist.

WHEN MAN GOES AWAY FROM GOD, THE HUMAN BEING DESCENDS SPIRITUALLY TO THE DARKEST AND DREARIEST PLACES THAT IT HAS EVER KNOWN.

The arts of evil are practiced by many human beings, thus raising up a force that had been minimized and at this instant is coming back up, contaminating some of My Son’s People with its evil.

My beloved ones, you must be firm, strong and make the decision to be reunited with My Son so that nothing can separate you. The lack of Love within man makes love the great stranger of this instant.

I ASK YOU TO BE FRATERNAL, THAT YOU WOULD BE AWARE OF THE NEED TO HELP ONE ANOTHER AND OF NEEDING TO BECOME SPIRITUAL.

Beloved children of My Immaculate Heart: wake up as My Son’s People!

Evil is invading that which belongs to My Son in order to contaminate everything in its path and you, for lack of a true devotion, pretend to forget what Eternal Life is (cf. Jn 17,3)

YOU CONTENT YOURSELVES WITH LISTENING TO MASS ONCE A WEEK AND CONTINUE BEING AMONG THE LUKEWARM. HOW WRONG YOU ARE, MY CHILDREN! THIS IS NOT BEING A MEMBER OF MY SON’S PEOPLE, BUT BEING PART OF THE CHAFF THAT IS CUT DOWN AND THROWN INTO THE FIRE … (cf. Mt 13,30).

EXAMINE YOURSELF, EACH ONE OF YOU! EXAMINE YOURSELF WITH THE TRUTH! Do not lie to yourself and do not forget that, being human, you fall into what is wrong again and again, but it is serving evil if you continue in error without recognizing it, and boasting about it.

COME, CHILDREN, AS I TAKE YOU BY THE HAND AND PRESENT YOU TO MY SON; I GUIDE YOU TOWARDS THE ONE WHO IS THE LOVE OF LOVES AND THE ABSOLUTE GOOD.

I bless you.

Mother Mary

HAIL MARY MOST PURE, CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN
HAIL MARY MOST PURE, CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN
HAIL MARY MOST PURE, CONCEIVED WITHOUT SIN

God the Father – “The choices made by voters yesterday will weaken the President (Donald Trump), but not disarm him”

Holy Love Ministry
http://www.holylove.org

November 7, 2018

Once again, I (Maureen) see a Great Flame that I have come to know as the Heart of God the Father. He says:

“The choices made by voters yesterday will weaken the President,* but not disarm him. Bad choices are permitted by My Will all the time. If this were not true, there would be no sin. Remember, I parted the sea,** I can change circumstances to bring victory to good. The greatest battle is between Truth and all compromise of Truth.”

“Always, children, allow My Divine Will to define the parameters of your heart. My Will is My Commandments. Obedience to My Commandments is your strength. Everything which opposes My Will is from Satan. I long to hold all people and all nations deep in the recesses of My Paternal Heart. Then, you would see world situations change, as every choice would be according to My Will. In the future, you will see that I protect good and challenge evil.”

* President Donald J. Trump.
** Exodus 14

Read Matthew 7:21+

“Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Read Luke 8:21+

But he said to them, “My mother and my brethren are those who hear the word of God and do it.”

+Scripture verses asked to be read by God the Father. (Please note: all Scripture given by Heaven refers to the Bible used by the visionary. Ignatius Press – Holy Bible – Revised Standard Version – Second Catholic Edition.)

Jesus Christ – “Now, My children, I will explain to you why there are many places on this earth with prayer groups to be devoted to Me and My Mother, Mary Most Holy”

Heavenly Messages
As Given to Seer, Valentina Pagagna
http://valentina-sydneyseer.com.au

October 23, 2018

Attendance at Prayer Group

I was invited to a friend’s house to share our Lord’s messages with the prayer group.

Our Lord Jesus said, “My child, Valentina, tell My child Mira that I the Lord, wish to establish in this house to be a House of Prayer and to be devoted to Me and My Beloved Mother.”

Later, at home, our Lord Jesus came with a very joyous and loving greeting.

He said, ‘I come to explain to you why I ask you to give this message to My loving daughter Mira. I choose her house to be a House of Prayer. When I take her father home to be with me in Heaven, she will be more free and devoted to Me.”

“Now, My children, I will explain to you why there are many places on this earth with prayer groups to be devoted to Me and My Mother, Mary Most Holy. I choose My obedient children who love Us very dearly. At the same time, you are preparing the way of My Second Coming.”

He smiled, “Yes, My children, without you realising that you do all of this. You are the ones who will save the world from all evil and sin. You are preparing the way of My Coming.”

“I love you all very much. Remain faithful to Me, and together We will reign together in a new world of happiness which you have never experienced before, a joy of peace and love. I the Lord, promise you this is coming.”

“I bless you in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen”

Our Lord told me that He depends on us to save the world. Thank you, Lord Jesus.

Brief Reflection about the Outcome of the Recent U.S. Midterm Elections – By a soul

COMMENT (By a soul):
It is a little past midnight for me and the media is calling the Senate for the Republicans (conservatives) and the House for the Democrats (liberals) in this recent midterm elections in the USA.

I am actually a little bit shocked, because, truly, I feel like this election was stolen by satan. When the votes were being counted, the delays and skewed polls with tight races had all the hallmarks of voter fraud and voting manipulation. And I am sitting here thinking to myself, My God, Christians really dropped the ball on this election. The majority of the population supports President Trump, but satan was able to steal this election because there was not enough prayer to stop him.

Of course, many people who follow this blog, MaryRefugeOfHolyLove, were praying today, and I thank you all with all my heart for helping Heaven. But, in general, Christians did not pray enough — we needed to pray at the same intensity, the same vibrancy, as the 2016 Presidential Election, and we did not.

For myself, I failed to consider the vital importance of this midterm elections until literally this past week. And truly, I realize that I could have done more, at least, through my blogs, to galvanize the grassroot votes and more prayers. But, I think each of us can look at ourselves and see areas where we could have done more to turn the tide but did not. So, I recognize that.

I do not know. It will be very interesting to see what Papa God says to us later on today at Holy Love Ministries and through other chosen messengers. I will reveal to you, my dearly beloved followers, but there are a few commentaries that I have “on hold” as I needed to see what the outcome of this midterm elections would be in order to write them. Why? Because I needed to know if I was going to write something more hopeful or more grim for the unfolding of the Divine Plan, as Heaven has been revealing to me in parts. Honestly, dear brothers and sisters, I do not know what this all means for us now, but truthfully, I tell you, for me, I do not think that this was a good election for the USA or the Divine Plan. The outcome was not a total loss, but I definitely think that there will be difficult consequences due to this election in our foreseeable future. This is just my gut reaction to this, but we shall see what Papa God says to us.

Anyways, I felt that I had to post something to the blog about my feelings on this, as I know so many of you follow my blog and were praying so hard and care so much for our country. Truly, as you likely know, no prayer is ever wasted and truly, all things are possible to God. So, let us continue to have hope and trust in God as we see how things develop. I am not a quitter and I know that none of you are either. So, let’s march ahead in the hands of Our Lord and Our Lady, as we continue to do all that we can to save our families, our friends and our communities, our nations, and the world.

I love you all. Thank you for supporting this blog with your love and prayers.

In Christ,
a soul