Why the Great Interest, Yet the
Apparently Deaf Ear?
Why the Great Interest, Yet the Apparently Deaf Ear?
Are Not More People Acting Upon the Warnings Given?
Why Are Not More People Acting Upon the Warnings Given?
The best way we thought to approach this important issue was to ask someone - well informed in the matter - to propose some answers to that mystifying question: Much Interest - Little Response. With said response in hand we could try to better understand - and correct if so God Willed - the situation.
The logical individual to ask was False
Dawn (1) author Lee Penn. Here we publish
what he responded without any editing. miguel de
Portugal has commented/responded as necessary within his text in blue.
I can think of several worldly/psychological reasons why many people
resist the warnings and messages that you convey.
(a) For a well-catechized Catholic (i.e., someone who is successfully indoctrinated), your criticism of the Church administration hits too close to home.
Many well-trained Catholics - cradle
Catholics and converts alike - will reject your message about the
Church administration as a Protestant-sounding attack on their
faith. They identify their faith with uncritical acceptance of
Rome's authority and with an apologetic defense of Church history.
Key point: The "better" the catechesis,
the harder it is for criticisms of the Administration to get through.
The above is
the most serious reason because it confirms our repeated warnings: Most
of the Faithful believe in 'the Church' and not in God. The
results of that disorder - when a true calamity strikes - is a complete
loss of confidence and the consequential social and economic collapse.
apocalyptic-grade earthquakes, tsunami and fires struck Lisbon in 1755,
was a major World Power.
Once the "rank-and-file" Portuguese
saw the lack of
real power of the Church and the Portuguese King and his court,
they lost the confidence they had - a confidence based on "human
power". That confidence - built on sand - had been the motor of
their empire building efforts.
From then on
Portugal slid to the
level of a
third world nation. The correspondence of the time between the Cardinal
Patriarch of Lisbon and the Apostolic Nuncio in Portugal with the
illustrates this in
an unequivocal manner. It was almost embarrassing to read such pathetic
correspondence from those who erstwhile had been considered "High and
We will see
this "cause-and-effect" played out again - but on a worldwide scale.
(b) People don't want to accept warnings that the End of These Times is imminent, because of a combination of reasons:
34...one in the council rising up, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, respected by all the people, commanded the men to be put forth a little while. 35 And he said to them: Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what you intend to do, as touching these men. 36 For before these days rose up Theodas, affirming himself to be somebody, to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all that believed him were scattered, and brought to nothing. 37 After this man, rose up Judas of Galilee, in the days of the enrolling, and drew away the people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as consented to him, were dispersed. 38 And now, therefore, I say to you, refrain from these men, and let them alone; for if this council or this work be of men, it will come to nought; 39 But if it be of God, you cannot overthrow it, lest perhaps you be found even to fight against God. [Acts 5]
Again..... Exactly what are we
promoting? What the Church Administration had 1600 years to do and did not. (9)
(c) the sequence of events you lay out is new for most people, and does not "fit" the preconceived notions that many people have. Specifically:
-- Right-wing Catholics often believe that the Chastisement is imminent, but that it will be ended when a Great King and an Holy Pontiff set things to rights. In this view, Catholicism becomes the world religion during a long era of peace, the triumph of the Roman Catholic Church. These people place Antichrist and the Second Coming far into the future. They hate the idea that "Rome has lost the faith ... "
-- Many right-wing Protestants believe in the pre-tribulation Rapture of the faithful, followed by seven years of evil (left wing/feminist/ etc.) governance at the hands of Antichrist. They have no notion of spiritual peril from the right.
-- Other right-wing Protestants don't believe in the Rapture ... but if pressed, will put the Jews at the center of the conspiracy that will raise Antichrist to power. Again, they have no notion of spiritual peril from the right.
This is why
the fulfillment of the Steps (10)
- symbolically and/or
exactly as stated - should be the
confirmation of our announcements as the Miracle
of the Sun was the confirmation of Mary's visits and messages in
a few will believe even then but, let us
be realistic, Paradise is not exactly a crowded place. Do not take
our word for it; listen to Him: