miércoles, 30 de octubre de 2013

Angelica Zambrano false prophet.



Are the alleged revelations of Heaven and Hell to Angelica Zambrano fake or real?


An evaluation of the alleged divine revelation that Angelica Zambrano claims to have had.

Angelica Zambrano is a young Ecuadorian who allegedly was revealed to her Heaven and Hell by Our Lord Jesus Christ. But these explanations, and what she says that she saw in Heaven and Hell, are contrary to Church doctrine.

A list of doctrinal errors in the alleged visions of Heaven and Hell attributed to Angelica Zambrano is the following:

1) She says that God the Holy Spirit is a man.

I could see Him, transparent and brilliant at the same time; with a brilliant countenance, I could see His smile and His loving gaze! 

I could feel and see Him. I saw Him when He would rise to His feet, and would even prepare a seat for Him. 

Understanding that the Holy Spirit has feet, the body type of a man (when he was prepared a seat to sit because he was standing) and a face with a smile and loving gaze, it is certainly a new revelation not seen never before in the Scriptures.

Given this new statement it's worth mentioning:

The Holy Spirit is God. The Holy Spirit is true God as are the Father and the Son.

The one who is true God and true Man is the Son, who was incarnate of the Virgin Mary and became man.

The Holy Spirit never was incarnated as did the Son, therefore, is a blasphemy to say that the Holy Spirit is a man.

Biblical images of the Holy Spirit never give human images.

The Holy Spirit is portrayed in the Bible as living water (John 7:38-39), a dove (Matthew 3:16; Mark 1:1), and" tongues of fire "(Acts 2: 3), among others.

We cannot add strange things to the Gospel through a new manifestation of the Holy Spirit incarnated in the figure of a man.

The Holy Spirit cannot be lied to (Acts 5:3), and to test him (Acts 5:9).


2) She describes that souls in Hell are repentant of their sins and cry out to God for forgiveness and mercy.

-The boy cried, "Lord have mercy of me, take me out of this place, I don't want to be here!"

-She would scream, "No, Lord, have mercy on me, forgive me, please, take me out of this place for one minute!"

-She screamed, "Lord, have mercy on me, forgive me Lord, take me out of this place!"

Can damned souls in Hell repent of their sins?

This is a doctrinal error, because the souls in hell do not have the grace of God, so that they cannot repent of their sins.

The souls in hell are deprived of the grace of God and without it they can not ask God for forgiveness and mercy, let alone repent. 

A damned soul doesn´t want to be forgiven because his will is anchored in evil and deprived of all good.

The souls of the wicked, after death, have a will adhered immutably to evil.

In this regard the Church Catechism tells us:

393 "There is no repentance for the angels after their fall, just as there is no repentance for men after death."

She excuses herself in the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, but any parable must be taken literally since a parable is an allegory and it is symbolic.

How to interpret the parable of the rich man? (Luke 16:19-31).

In fact, the Church has not pronounced about whether in this parable the rich man was truly in Hell or Purgatory.

According to some experts, the rich man was in purgatory and not in hell, since conversed with Abraham and was worried for his brothers, which would be impossible if he were in hell, where there is pure hatred.

Moreover, there is no private revelation of Hell of Catholic saints that shows a repentant soul of his sins crying out to God for forgiveness and mercy.


3) She describes the fallen angels as if they were free to get in and out of Hell leaving the Hell to tempt people on earth, and then return at will.

And I would see the demons running and exiting toward Earth and He told me.  "They are going to Earth to bring and throw humanity into this place."

Jesus said, "Demons also hold meetings in this place." And I said, "Demons hold meetings?" Jesus said, "Yes, Daughter, they meet to plan, to plan what they will do to humanity.  They hold daily secret meetings."

This is a doctrinal error because Hell is like a prison, where the inmates are being punished justly for their sins. The fallen angels and the damned souls are all prisoners being punished. Neither the fallen angels, nor the damned souls, are free to leave and return at will.

The Bible tells us:

Jude 1:6

"And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day."

God is in charge of Hell, not Satan.  Therefore, the demons are subjected to the will of God, and can not do what they please in and out of Hell.

For those who think that demons are not being punished in Hell right now for the righteousness of God, it is written:
 

The demons suffer the torment of fire, even when, by Divine permission, they leave the confines of hell and roam about on earth to tempt humanity." -Catholic encyclopedia. 
 

4) She says that souls in Hell must keep doing what they did on Earth, if they didn´t repent.

She relates:

I looked all over that area, it was full of singers and artists who have died.  All they did was sing and sing, they wouldn't stop singing.  The Lord explained, "Daughter, the person who is here, must continue doing here, whatever they did on Earth, if they had not repented."

This is a serious doctrinal error, since souls can not go on sinning. The souls can´t continue killing if they killed or keep stealing if they stole, or keep having sex if they did it on Earth.


5) She argues that John Paul II is in Hell

Because it was "idolatrous", "fornicator", "liar", "lived with nuns" and "never told the truth because he preferred money to the truth." Besides this, there is the grave sin of having celebrated many Masses.

She says:

The Lord said to me, "Look, Daughter, that man that you see there, is Pope John Paul II.  He is here in this place; he is being tormented because he did not repent."

But I asked, "Lord, why is he here? He used to preach at church." Jesus replied, "Daughter, no fornicator, no idolater, no one who is greedy and no liar will inherit My Kingdom."

I replied, "Yes, I know that is true, but I want to know why he is here, because he used to preach to multitudes of people!" And Jesus responded, "Yes, Daughter, he may have said many things, but he would never speak the truth as it is.  He never said the truth and they know the truth and although he knew the truth, he preferred money over preaching about salvation.  He would not offer reality; would not say that hell is real and that heaven also exists; Daughter, now he is here in this place.

To answer whether Pope John Paul II did not offer the reality of Hell, JP II made ​​two catechesis to talk about the existence of heaven and hell, which are entitled "Heaven is Fullness of Communion with God" and "Hell is the State of Those who Reject God"

The official Church Catechism was edited and approved by John Paul II in 1992, and is the governing teaching we receive Catholics around the world. The Catechism has devoted several paragraphs to explain the existence of heaven (1023 - 1029) and Hell (1033 - 1037), which for us is a dogma of faith.


6) She says that demons walk like Michael Jackson.

Angelica, in addition to stating that he was a Satanist and made pacts with the devil "to get your fame." She also ensures that the dance steps of Michael Jackson are precisely the way that demons they walk.

Those steps that he performed, that's the way I saw demons walk while tormenting people in hell.  They would slide backward and not move forward.

If this were true, demons would dance like Michael Jackson in hell all the time.


7) She argues: "The Saints are but demons"

 “Humanity has been deceived believing in an assumed saint, which is not, but is a demon” 

So are all the saints canonized by the Catholic Church demons?

The saints serve us as role models in living out virtues. They are no substitute for God. These are people who have risked their lives and that God puts us as reference points.

The Saints are models. We should imitate the heroic virtue of the saints. They teach us to interpret the Gospel avoiding accommodate it to our mediocrity. For example, to see how the saints love the Eucharist, the Virgin and poor, we can understand how far can love a heart that is open to grace.

 
8) She describes the souls in Hell being punished and tormented by the fallen angels.

“I saw this woman being tormented, she had worms that would eat her face off, and demons would plunge a type of spear into her body.” 

This is a doctrinal error because Hell was created by God to punish the fallen angels. They are not in charge of Hell, nor in charge of punishing the souls in Hell. It is the Justice of God that punishes both damned souls and fallen angels in Hell.


9) She portrays persons who die as being immediately dragged into Hell by fallen angels.

This is a doctrinal error because the Church teaches that everyone receives a particular judgment by God immediately after death. Then God sends the person's soul to Hell or to Heaven, or purgatory for after a while then go to heaven.(There are only two final states, heaven or hell. Purgatory is only a temporary state). The fallen angels are not in charge of sending persons to Hell, nor of taking them there. The justice of God sends persons to Hell, not the wicked fallen angels.


10) She says that God the Holy Spirit will no longer be on earth when the Antichrist is manifested.

The Lord told me, "Daughter, in those days, death will flee; Daughter, in those days the Holy Spirit will no longer be on Earth."

That's a lie; the Holy Spirit is not the one holds the public manifestation of Antichrist.

The Holy Spirit came the day of Pentecost and will never be absent. (John 14:16-17)

“And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.”

The Holy Spirit can not fail to keep pouring out his gifts upon the good ones that will live during the Great Tribulation.


11) She says: Whoever hears or sings songs of Michael Jackson will end up in Hell.

“Anyone who listens to Michael Jackson's songs or sings them or who is a fan of Michael Jackson, I warn you that satan is trapping you in his web so that you will end up in hell.”

The Church teaches that only those who die without repenting of their mortal sins go to Hell, singing a song or listening to a song are not mortal sins (even if the singer is sinful). 


12) She says that kids are going to Hell for watching cartoons.

Instantly, the Lord showed me an eight year old boy being tormented in fire.  The boy cried, "Lord have mercy of me, take me out of this place, I don't want to be here!" He kept crying and screaming.  I saw demons around this boy, that resembled cartoon figures.  There was Dragon Balls Z, Ben 10, Pokémon, Doral, etc.  "Lord, why is this boy here?"  Jesus showed me a large screen of this boy's life.  I saw how he would spend all of his time in front of the TV, watching these cartoons. 

Watching cartoons is not a mortal sin; therefore, no child is going to Hell because of watching cartoons.

All this should be sufficient to convince any faithful Christian that her visions of Hell are false.


13) She ensures that all Catholic priests, who don´t get married, to pronounce their vow of chastity, do it to sleep with nuns.

“While it's true that these people do not get married ( Catholic priests), I can assure you, I'm not making this up, the Lord showed it to me, those people do sleep with nuns; with many women there!”

Another indisputable reason that her heart is full of hatred against the Catholic Church. 


14) She says that Catholics believe the Virgin Mary and St. Gregory offer salvation, when Catholics believe that only God offers salvation.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us (956)

956 "Being more closely united to Christ, those who dwell in heaven fix the whole Church more firmly in holiness. . . . They do not cease to intercede with the Father for us, as they proffer the merits which they acquired on earth through the one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus . . . . So by their fraternal concern is our weakness greatly helped."

The saints are only intercessors and we ask them to ask Jesus the graces necessary for our salvation, but all the graces and all miracles come from God only, as regardless of the intercession of the saints or not, only God grants man all the graces and all the miracles according to His holy will.

Our Protestant brothers ask:

Is there no one mediator between God and men?

And we answer: It is true, there is only one mediator between God and men.

St. Paul tells us: "There is one God, and one mediator between God and men, Christ Jesus" (1 Tim 2:5).

The saints present Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and men, our prayers in order to receive from God all that is beneficial for the salvation of our souls.

Differences between the mediator and intercessor words:

The mediator is the one who resolve or reconcile all conflicting parties, in this case, the mediator reconciles God with men.

The intercessor intercedes on favor of another, especially one who prays to God or ask God for another, as do the saints.

Jesus is the only mediator between God and men, because man receives from the hands of God, not of saints, all miracles, graces and blessings for our salvation. Jesus Christ is the only mediator and the only one who saves.

Therefore, no need to ask the saints to pray to God for us, if we can do it directly with God, since God alone depends all miracles, thanks and blessings be granted.

With this we conclude that only God makes miracles, not saints or Mary as many people mistakenly believe. But the saints and the Virgin Mary can intercede on our behalf before Christ Jesus, and receive from God, all that is best suited for our good and of all his Church.

Examples of holy people interceding for men:

    1.   Mary intercedes in favor of the marriage in the wedding at Cana and she got that Jesus did his first miracle:

“And on the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were called to the marriage. And when they lacked wine, the mother of Jesus said unto Him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said unto her, “Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come.” His mother said unto the servants, “Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it.” (John 2)

    2.   When God was displeased by the four men who had invented to the Patriarch Job what he had done, he said:

"Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering. And My servant Job shall pray for you; for him will I accept, lest I deal with you after your folly in that ye have not spoken of Me the thing which is right, like My servant Job.” (Job 42:8)

    3.   Moses says to God, "Forgive the wickedness of this people, according to the greatness of thy mercy" (Num 14:19) and God replies, "I forgive you according to your plea"

To read more about it: 

 

15) She argues that Catholics worship images and that we are idolaters, when that is not true. And for this reason we must become evangelicals.

A comment of this nature was to be expected, because for them the Blessed Virgin Mary is another "woman" more, and they emphasize "no one was worshiping her" (convinced that we do what they think we do).

About whether Catholics worship images and are idolaters.
                     
Must be said that the true worship and adoration belongs to God alone, and that any kind of worship is given to God, not to an image or a statue.

When in front of an image of Jesus, it is said that the Catholics use the image to pray, is to remember and maintain a dialogue with the Person it represents, in this case, with Jesus. That is, the Catholic maintains a dialogue with Jesus and uses his image as a memory of Him.

The Catholic does not maintain a dialogue with a piece of paper or a statue but with the Person who represents. The situation is different.

In the same way that to remember our mother we use her photo, Catholics, to remember Jesus, we use images representing our Lord Jesus Christ.

No Catholic worship an image or a statue but only to God.

God is remembered through an image or a crucifix. A Catholic does not talk to an image but to the Person it represents.

All this means that Catholics make use of images as memories of the person they believe is in heaven and pray to God to grant them the graces necessary for their salvation.

What is worship?

Worship is recognizing someone as a supreme being. Therefore, you should only God.

“Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.” (Mat. 4:10)

What is veneration?

The veneration consists of pay a tribute of honor, respect or affection for a person (angels and saints) or thing (relics, statues or pictures) for some special reason (for example, an excellent holiness).

In this regard, the Bible states:



• Angels are worthy of veneration. (Josh. 5:13-15; Tobit 12:15-16)



• The patriarchs are remembered fondly and their graves respected (Gen. 23:1-20; 25, 5-7; 1 Kgs 2:10; Mt 23:29; Acts 2:29)



• The prophets, David, John the Baptist and a large number of characters are remembered for their holiness, wisdom and dedication to the cause of his people (Ws 10:1ss; Sir 44-50, Matthew 11:11-15, Heb 11:1 ss, etc..)



• Mary, the mother of Jesus, is celebrated as "full of grace" (Lk 1:28), "blessed are you among women" (Lk 1:42) and "blessed" (Lk 1:48).

For more details, read the following articles I wrote about it:

On whether Catholic Christians are idolaters:

http://www.socialphy.com/posts/travel-leisure/23628/Do-Catholics-worship-images-or-statues_.html



16) She describes the false doctrine protestant of the rapture, as imminent.

The Lord told me, “I am going to show you how the day of the Rapture will be.

We walked to a place with a giant screen, and I saw people in it.  I could observe the whole world.  Then suddenly I saw thousands of people disappearing.  

They were saying that Christ had come, the Rapture happened. 
On the screen I saw people running around.  Magazines and TV news said that “CHRIST HAD COME.

According to the scheme Protestant of the rapture, besides the First Coming, which was in the Incarnation, still missing two comings of Christ: one to take his people in the Rapture (Second Coming) and another coming at the end of time (Third Coming). But Christ only revealed that there would be a Second Coming at the end of the world.

The Church teaches that in the Second Coming of Christ (Parousia), Jesus will come in glory to judge the living and the dead. Therefore, Jesus will not come publicly and glorious before the Last Judgment rejecting any intermediate coming.

As Catholics, we believe in the Creed that Jesus Christ will come again in glory (Parousia) to judge the living and the dead (Last Judgment) and his kingdom will have no end.

The Catholic faith, which comes to us from the apostles, teaches that the Second Coming of Christ will be glorious, visible to all and definitive. It will mark the end of history and time. All humankind will be judged. The good ones will go to heaven and the damned will go to Hell with demons.

Therefore, the Second Coming can not be a temporary coming. This truth rule out not only millenarianism but also the concept of the "Rapture."

The Rapture is definitely a misconception about the Second Coming of Christ and a misinterpretation of the words of Jesus about the end of the world.

Specifically this passage (Matthew 24: 37-42):

37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

The correct interpretation is not about the Rapture but the Last Judgment, view it in Matthew 25:31-33:

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

The Church says:

1038. The resurrection of all the dead, "of both the just and the unjust", will precede the Last Judgment. This will be "the hour when all who are in the tombs will hear [the Son of man's] voice and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment." Then Christ will come "in his glory, and all the angels with him. . . . Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate them one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will place the sheep at his right hand, but the goats at the left. . . . And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."

1040. The Last Judgment will come when Christ returns in glory.

The truth is that Christ came in His first coming and just missing the Second Coming. This coming will mark the end of the world. That day Christ will gather all those who are alive at that time and also the dead, which will resurrect.

When the Second Coming of Christ occurs, the Last Judgment will come, after the "Great Tribulation" of the Antichrist, and not before. In the Parousia, Jesus will come to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

For this reason, the rapture is false, because Jesus would not teach a different doctrine of the faith of the Church.



17) She claims that the supposed rapture will occur before the Great Tribulation.

Those who believe that the supposed rapture will occur before the Great Tribulation of Antichrist think that only bad people will suffer this time of persecution. If this were true, then the Antichrist would not have someone to pursue because all the faithful would be with Christ out of this world!

The Church teaches that believers who survive the persecution of the Antichrist and are alive when Christ comes, will not have advantage over those who have died. Both groups, as well as those who have died, and those who will be alive at that time, will meet with Christ forever. (1 Thes. 4:15-17; CCC 1001)

About the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, Paul tells us:

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thes. 4:16-17)

Paul refers to this passage at the end of the world and not an intermediate coming: “and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

Protestants forget that suffering has a profound biblical meaning. The fact is that Christ suffered and his Mystical Body, the Church, has a continuing history of suffering and persecution. But there will be an extraordinary final persecution, before the end. Christians can not be expecting a premature rapture but must be stronger to overcome in the test.

Paul recounts his own sufferings widely in the pursuit of his time and exhorts us to not be afraid to die for Christ in the tests that are certain to come to the Church and every believer in particular.

Do you think that if an alleged rapture of the good ones occurred before the Great Tribulation, the Antichrist would have anyone to pursue?

In conclusion, we say again:


When the Second Coming of Jesus Christ occurs, the Last Judgment will come, after the "Great Tribulation" of the Antichrist, and not before.

For all this, the Church condemns the severity of this doctrinal error manifested by Protestant Christians and some false prophets.


18) Angelica Zambrano, in her second testimony, denies the existence of Purgatory. 

“Sometimes nuns and priests say that they will pray to have God release souls from Purgatory. But I tell you the truth, whether you believe me or not. There is NO such place as Purgatory. Purgatory was invented by men, it was invented by the Popes.”
 
Does Purgatory exist or not? with biblical quotes.

Protestants say that purgatory does not exist.

By the fact that the Bible does not contain the word "purgatory" we can not conclude that it does not exist. In fact, the Bible does not have either the word "Trinity" and there is the dogma of the Holy Trinity, recognized by most of the separated brethren.

1.- Jesus said:

“And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.” (Matthew 12, 32)

This means that in the world to come there are sins that are forgiven and others that are not.

These sins that are forgiven in the world to come, where are forgiven? Maybe in hell? It can not be, because in hell there is no redemption. Maybe in heaven? neither can it be, because "in no wise enter into it anything that defileth" (Rev. 21.27). Then it has to be something in the world to come where certain sins are forgiven, and this is in Purgatory, with the exception of the sins commited against the Holy Spirit.

2.- The purification in the world to come.

“If his work is burned up, he will suffer the loss. However, he will be saved, though it will be like going through a fire.” (1 Cor 3,15).

Here we talk about a worker of the Gospel, that does not put all the effort in his apostolic activity. For this reason, his work is spoiled, although he is saved purifying himself in the world to come by means of suffering.

Jesus said:

“Make peace quickly with your opponent while you are on the way to court with him. Otherwise, he will hand you over to the judge. Then the judge will hand you over to an officer, who will throw you into prison. I can guarantee this truth: You will never get out until you pay every penny of your fine.” (Matt 5,25-26; Luke 19,25).

Jesus speaks of a prison in which yes you can leave when someone has paid his debt. Certainly is not hell because no one can get out of there. The prison must be purgatory.

3.- Praying for the faithful departed.

In the Catholic Bible there is a book called 2 Maccabees, since in the Protestant Bible does not exist, because Martin Luther removed this book along with other six books of Sacred Scriptures, because these were not suitable to his interests.

"Therefore [Judas Maccabeus] made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin." (2 Macc 12, 45)

With this, the Holy Bible proves that in the world to come some are released from their sins.

In the Old Testament the sacrifice was the most important act of worship, now it is the Lord's Supper or the Mass. That is why during the Mass we pray for the faithful departed.

4.- "Prayer for the Dead" by Paul in the New Testament:

We have the case of Paul who asks God for Onesiphorus, now deceased. First Paul asks in favor of his family and then in favor of him, which means that he was already dead.

"May the Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain, but when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me (the Lord grant to him to find the Lord's mercy on that day); and in how many things he served at Ephesus, you know very well." (2 Timothy 1:16-18)

5 -. Why Jesus said to the Good Thief: "Today you will be with me in Paradise" (Luke 23:43) and did not say, "Today you will be with me in Purgatory"?

Jesus has the power to do anything he wants, without asking anyone's permission.

Anyway, as we have seen, purgatory is not a special place but a purification that is achieved through suffering. Therefore, the same suffering that the good thief had before he died could have been sufficient to purify it. Otherwise, a moment of suffering had been enough after death to achieve the complete purification and so being with Jesus that same day in Paradise.

To read more about the existence of purgatory read the following article I wrote about it:




19) In her second testimony Angelica Zambrano claims that the person who does not tithe will end up in Hell by robbing God. 

“When you return to Earth, tell all those people who don't want to give their tithes and offerings, not to steal from the Lord, otherwise, they’ll wind up in Hell.”

Protestants say a Christian who does not tithe 10% of everything he earns are robbing God, and many others say that people who do not tithe will go to Hell.

Tithing is an ancient law of the Old Testament. In the New Testament does not exist this law.

Some of the arguments that Protestants argue to convince believers to tithe, defined as 10% of all your incomes, are the following:

“and blessed be the Most High God, who hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand.” And he gave him tithes of all.”(Gen. 14:20b)

“And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the LORD’S; it is holy unto the LORD.” (Lev. 27:30).

The answers to their manipulated arguments are the following:

“These are the commandments which the LORD commanded Moses FOR THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL on Mount Sinai.” (Lev. 27:34)

According to this biblical quote, tithing is a commandment for the people of Israel.

Is why it is spoken of tithing only in the Old Testament. Christians do not belong to the Old Testament but the New Testament.

The Old Testament is the covenant between God and the People of Israel. Therefore whenever we talk of the commandments and of the Old Covenant is said to be for the children of Israel.

Malachi writes:

“Remember the teachings of my servant Moses, the rules and regulations that I gave to him at Horeb for all Israel.” (Mal. 4: 4)

At the same time, God promised to establish a new Covenant:

“Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah” (Jer. 31:31).

“Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.” (Lk. 22:20).

As Christians we are not obliged to pay tithes, since it was a mandate for the people of Israel.

Tithes were for God, but were intended to support Levites, strangers, orphans and widows.

The following biblical text confirms this:

“When you have finished laying aside all the tithe of your increase in the third year—the year of tithing—and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your gates and be filled, then you shall say before the Lord your God: ‘I have removed the holy tithe from my house, and also have given them to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow”
(Deut 26:12-13).

In a special way, the tithe was destinated for supporting the priests and Levites who were dedicated to the service of God and that had not received their plots on land distribution. (Cfr. Num 18:21-33; 2 Chro 31: 5-19)

In conclusion, if all Protestant pastor followed the commandments of God in the Old Testament, he should follow the same traditions that the people of Israel do, he should give tithes to Levites, strangers, orphans and widows, and he should not eat pork, fish without scales or fins, eagles, insects, etc. (Leviticus 11: 3-23), and not use certain types of textile fibers, and continue the tradition of the Sabbath resting the Saturday instead of Sunday.

In the New Testament is not spoken of give a tithe as a way to sustain the ministers of worship, just enough to feed them.

Matthew writes:

“Provide neither gold nor silver nor copper in your money belts, nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; for a worker is worthy of his food.”
(Matt. 10: 9-10)

Paul says:

“Or doth he say this indeed for our sakes? For these things are written for our sakes: that he that plougheth, should plough in hope; and he that thrasheth, in hope to receive fruit. If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great matter if we reap your carnal things?”
(1 Cor. 9:10-11).

Luke claims:

“And in the same house, remain, eating and drinking such things as they have: for the labourer is worthy of his hire.”
(Lk. 10:7).

If not enough, among Christians, there must be a spirit of mutual aid.


If the community sees the priest or preacher does not have what it takes for their livelihood, should be done as did the early Christians:

“And all they that believed, were together, and had all things common. Their possessions and goods they sold, and divided them to all, according as every one had need.”
(Acts 2:44-45).

Some argue that the New Testament also is spoken of tithing presenting the following biblical quote:

“Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you tithe mint, and anise, and cummin, and have left the weightier things of the law; judgment, and mercy, and faith. These things you ought to have done, and not to leave those undone.” (Matt. 23: 23).

Obviously this is a biblical manipulation. In fact, it is clear that here Jesus is not speaking to his disciples, presenting his Gospel, but the "scribes and Pharisees", clarifying the meaning of "law" of Moses.

Therefore, this biblical quotation can not be used to claim that Jesus established to his disciples the standard of the tithe. The quotes above confirm widely this position, presenting Jesus's teaching, and the practice of the early Church.

What the Church says about tithing:

The Fifth Commandment (helping the Church in its needs) states the obligation to help, each according to his ability, to provide for the material needs of the Church.

Today the Church holds the Pauline teaching on the duty of the faithful to contribute generously to the needs of the Church according to their means, but the way it should be done is not defined in any way.

We must understand this as the Gospel spirit of a total surrender of the heart for loving others. Rich people with their resources could give much, while for a poor, give 10% could mean denying to his children the food they need.

It should be clear then that by not requiring a fee, the Church does not remove the obligation to contribute. In contrast, teaches that Christians should give, in the measure of Christ and for love of Him, to the needs of the Church according to their own possibilities.


20) Angelica Zambrano testifies her testimony as true, using the name of Jesus, and in this way does not raise any doubt that her alleged vision of heaven and hell is real and not a lie.

“This testimony is not a lie; it's not a joke; it is not a story; it is not a dream”

“We have come to make a pact with you...You must shut up.  You must not say anything of what you saw down there, because if you speak, we will kill you."

The second commandment forbids use the name of Jesus in vain, Angelica Zambrano uses the name of God to testify that her testimony is true.

What a way to consolidate her story and make it look like it's real. Only an unbeliever and ignorant is able to accept as true the testimony of Angelica Zambrano and all slander and defamation against the faith of the Church.

CONCLUSION:

In my humble and pious opinion the supposed revelation of Heaven and Hell to Angelica Zambrano can not be from Jesus Christ. The many serious doctrinal errors described above are more than sufficient to show that the alleged private revelation to Angelica Zambrano is false. She was not taken by Jesus to hell or to heaven, and Jesus would not present such serious doctrinal errors to her as if these were true.

Her statements about hell are based on their own imagination that want to take people away from the true gospel, teaching falsehoods about the true doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Heaven and hell are real, but not like some false prophets describe them.

-In Hell only exists hate to God, so souls do not love and not cry to God for forgiveness and mercy.

-The souls in hell are not punished by demons, but for the righteousness of God. It is God who punishes both souls and demons with the horrors of eternal fire.

-Satan does not rule hell, but God does. God has power in hell, and the devil is not allowed to come and go at will from Hell to tempt men, but is subject to the will of God.

I repeat it again: "The demons SUFFER the torment of fire, even when, by Divine permission, they LEAVE the confines of hell and roam about on earth to TEMPT humanity." -Catholic encyclopedia. 

CHARACTERISTICS OF FALSE PROPHETS:

Most of what they say have some truth, to confuse and to lead the believer to error, to drag him to the sects or to hate God, the believer know not the true Jesus Christ, but a Christ who preach false prophets as true but it is not.

Satan uses truth to induce to the error and lies. Christianity is now living the most devastating crisis in its history because of the false prophets and their lies.

Many Protestants will say: False prophets have done many miracles  !

Matthew 7:22-23

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works?

“And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”


REFERENCES

Matthew 24:24

“For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.”

Matthew 24:11

“And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.”

Matthew 7:15

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”

1 John 2:18

“Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.”

FALSE PROPHETS CONDEMNED
Ezekiel 13:1-9 

1.The word of the Lord came to me:

“Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel, who are prophesying, and say to those who prophesy from their own hearts: ‘Hear the word of the Lord!’

Thus says the Lord God, Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!

Your prophets have been like jackals among ruins, O Israel.

You have not gone up into the breaches, or built up a wall for the house of Israel, that it might stand in battle in the day of the Lord.

They have seen false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘Declares the Lord,’ when the Lord has not sent them, and yet they expect him to fulfill their word.

Have you not seen a false vision and uttered a lying divination, whenever you have said, ‘Declares the Lord,’ although I have not spoken?”

Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Because you have uttered falsehood and seen lying visions, therefore behold, I am against you, declares the Lord God.

My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and who give lying divinations. They shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord God.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

There are many other false prophets which are Mary K Baxter, Bill Wiese, Choo Thomas, 7 Columbian Youths, Ricardo Cid, Jennifer Perez, Pastor Yong-Doo Kim, among others, who say they were taken to heaven and hell but manifest serious doctrinal errors against the faith of the Church.

GOD BLESS YOU

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