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In Stunning Reversal, Pope Francis Tells Coronavirus Quarantined Catholics They Don’t Really Need A Priest To Confess Their Sins To God

In Stunning Reversal, Pope Francis Tells Coronavirus Quarantined Catholics They Don’t Really Need A Priest To Confess Their Sins To God

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People who cannot get to confession because of the coronavirus lockdown or another serious reason can go to God directly, be specific about their sins, request pardon and experience God’s loving forgiveness, Pope Francis said.

How well I remember my years as a Catholic, starting as an altar boy and then spending 12 years in the Catholic school system, I can still recall how confusing it all was and how much the priests would constantly contradict themselves. Pope Francis’ statement over the weekend urging Catholics under coronavirus quarantine who cannot get to the confessional with a priest to simply confess their sins to God directly is a great example of that. What the…?? Has the pope become a temporary Protestant? Sure sounds like it.

“For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.” 1 Timothy 2:5-7 (KJB)

This is where most Catholics fail to make the connection, and understand that no one needs any organized church body to be their mediator between them and God. That’s the freedom of the gospel! If you’re a Catholic, ask yourself this. If the pope is now telling you to confess your sin directly to God, then why on earth did you ever need to get in a box with priest and tell him what belongs to God’s ears only? You didn’t! The truth is your priest has never had the ability to forgive your sins, no priest ever has. Only Jesus can do that, and you need to go to Him directly. So do it.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:16-18 (KJB)

The Roman Catholic Church cannot do anything for you that you cannot do for yourself by simply opening the bible, reading it, believing it and trusting God. If you want to be sure you know where you are going when you die, something no Catholic priest knows, just get saved and become born again. All roads do not lead to Heaven, and the Roman Catholic church is not the “one, true church”, they are a counterfeit imposter. If  you never really needed a priest to have your sins forgiven, as Pope Francis is now saying, you don’t need a priest for anything else, either.

If you can’t go to confession, take your sins directly to God, Pope Francis shockingly now says

FROM CRUX NOW: “This is the right time, the opportune moment. An act of contrition done well, and our souls will become white like the snow,” the pope said March 20 during his live-streamed morning Mass.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Isn’t it amazing how quickly they can change the “never changing doctrine” of the Catholic Church? This is what their own teachings say about confession, and now because of the coronavirus, Catholics suddenly don’t need the priest they told you your whole life  you needed? I quoted the Catechism below, read it. Come on, now, think!)

Confession to a priest is an essential part of the sacrament of Penance: “All mortal sins of which penitents after a diligent self-examination are conscious must be recounted by them in confession, even if they are most secret and have been committed against the last two precepts of the Decalogue”  Catechism of the Catholic Church

Pope Francis began the Mass by praying again for doctors, especially in northern Italy, where the COVID-19 pandemic still is infecting thousands and leading to the deaths of hundreds of people each day.

Italy began a nationwide lockdown March 10 in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Churches are open for private prayer and priests can hear confessions if they are wearing a mask and gloves and stay more than 3 feet away from the penitent. But people are being encouraged not to leave their homes at all.

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“Return to your father who is waiting for you,” the pope said. “The God of tenderness will heal us; he will heal us of the many, many wounds of life and the many ugly things we have done. Each of us has our own!”

God welcomes every repentant sinner with open arms, he said. “It’s like going home.” Lent is a special time “to let God wash us, purify us, to let God embrace us,” the pope said, and the best place for that is the confessional.

“But many people today would tell me, ‘Father, where can I find a priest, a confessor, because I can’t leave the house? And I want to make peace with the Lord, I want him to embrace me, I want the Father’s embrace.’”

The pope said his response would be, “Do what the Catechism (of the Catholic Church) says. It is very clear: If you cannot find a priest to confess to, speak directly with God, your father, and tell him the truth. Say, ‘Lord, I did this, this, this. Forgive me,’ and ask for pardon with all your heart.”

Make an act of contrition, the pope said, and promise God, “‘I will go to confession afterward, but forgive me now.’ And immediately you will return to a state of grace with God.” READ MORE

Pope Francis at Mass: If you don’t find a priest to go to confession, speak to God. He’s your father

If you’re a Roman Catholic, now would be a great time to exercise logic and ask yourself “if I don’t need a priest in coronavirus quarantine, then why do I ever need one?” You don’t, and you never did. Get saved and you will have access to Jesus Christ directly! 

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Mohammed bin Salman Makes Stunning Announcement That Saudi Arabia Will Not Be Renewing 50-Year Old Petro Dollar Deal With United States

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The petrodollar system originated during the Yom Kippur war in 1973 when the US, facing economic challenges and an oil embargo, struck a deal with Saudi Arabia.

One of the main things that gives the United States global dominance is the fact that the US dollar is the world’s reserve currency. In 1973, the Petro Dollar System was established with Saudi Arabia, giving payment in US dollars to oil-exporting nations. The petrodollar system replaced gold as the standard of value and helped the US maintain its dominance in international trade. Now Mohammed bin Salman has pulled the plug on the whole thing by not renewing its contract with the United States. From a global perspective, there are few bigger stories right now than this one, this is huge.

There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.” Proverbs 21:20 (KJB)

In June 1974, the US and Saudi Arabia signed an 80-year petrodollar deal that was a key part of US global economic influence. Four days ago, that deal was scrapped by Mohammed bin Salman, potentially throwing the global financial order into chaos. From this point on, the move to CBDC is officially underway, and it will be a race to see who is able to corner that market. Saudi Arabia has made their intentions quite clear. Digital money is the currency of the future, and that future starts right now.

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Saudi Arabia’s petro-dollar exit: A global finance paradigm shift

FROM THE BUSINESS STANDARD: Originally signed on 8 June 1974, the deal established two joint commissions, one based on economic cooperation and the other on Saudi Arabia’s military needs. At the time, it was said that it heralded an era of close cooperation between the two countries, says Katja Hamilton of BizCommunity.

American officials at the time expressed optimism that the deal would motivate Saudi Arabia to ramp up its oil production. They also envisioned it as a blueprint for fostering economic collaboration between Washington and other Arab countries.

The crucial decision to not renew the contract enables Saudi Arabia to sell oil and other goods in multiple currencies, including the Chinese RMB, Euros, Yen, and Yuan, instead of exclusively in US dollars. Additionally, the potential use of digital currencies like Bitcoin may also be considered.

This latest development signifies a major shift away from the petrodollar system established in 1972, when the US decoupled its currency from gold, and is anticipated to hasten the global shift away from the US dollar.

In a more recent move, Saudi Arabia has announced its involvement in Project mBridge, a project which explores a multi-central bank digital currency (CBDC) platform shared among participating central banks and commercial banks. It is built on distributed ledger technology (DLT) to enable instant cross-border payments settlements, and foreign-exchange transactions.

 The project has more than 26 observing members including the South African Reserve Bank, which was greenlighted as a member this month.

The better known observing members of mBridge are those of the Bank of Israel, Bank of Namibia, Bank of France, Central Bank of Bahrain, Central Bank of Egypt, Central Bank of Jordan, European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Reserve Bank of Australia, and the World Bank.

In tandem, the project steering committee has created a bespoke governance and legal framework, including a rulebook, tailored to match the platform’s unique decentralised nature.

Project mBridge is the result of extensive collaboration starting in 2021 between the BIS Innovation Hub, the Bank of Thailand, the Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates, the Digital Currency Institute of the People’s Bank of China and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

In 2022, a pilot with real-value transactions was conducted. Since then, the mBridge project team has been exploring whether the prototype platform could evolve to become a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) – a stage now reached. As it enters the MVP stage, Project mBridge is now inviting private-sector firms to propose new solutions and use cases that could help develop the platform and showcase all its potential. READ MORE

Saudi Arabia just changed the entire future of the US dollar when it decided to end it’s 50 year agreement with the US and the Petrodollar. Saudi Arabia is now looking to BRICS and China for their future in this new multipolar world. What happens next for the US dollar and BRICS?

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New Harvard Study Called ‘The Cryptoterrestrial Hypothesis’ Says There Are Space Aliens Living Under The Earth Or Inside A Moon Base, And They’re Right

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Aliens might be living among us, according to a study by Harvard academics called ‘The cryptoterrestrial hypothesis: A case for scientific openness to a concealed earthly explanation for Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena’

Our article today, talking about something called ‘The Cryptoterrestrial Hypothesis’ which makes the case for space aliens living in the Earth, and/or possibly inside the Moon in an underground base is ‘wild and out there’ as far as this lost world is concerned, but your King James Bible knows all about it and has been talking about these things for the past 4,000 years.

And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” Job 1:7 (KJB)

Your King James Bible is the wildest Book yet written, and talks of things that continue to inspire Hollywood filmmakers, even though they’d never give the credit to God for the great story ideas. Job is the oldest book in human history, and in that first book we read about space aliens in the Third Heaven, called the sons of God, and we see the LORD having a conversation with the prince of Hell, Satan, who says he is going to and fro in the Earth. Hell just happens to be in the ‘heart of the earth’. So in 2024, when scientists staring talking about aliens living in the earth or in the moon, they are about 6,000 years late to the conversation. In the meantime, please check out this great Podcast from our friends at The Soul Trap called ‘Angels, Giants, And Things Under The Earth’, it’ll be a blessing to you!

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Aliens might be living among us disguised as humans — or in a base inside the moon, according to new Harvard study

FROM THE NY POST: A new paper suggests extraterrestrials could also be living underground or in a base inside the Moon. The study by Harvard University’s Human Flourishing program further puts forward the idea that UFOs, or unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), may be spaceships visiting their Earth-based alien friends.

The researchers have investigated so-called ‘cryptoterrestrials’.

These could be disguising themselves as humans to fit in, may have come from Earth’s future or might have descended from intelligent dinosaurs. The study was created to offer an alternate “unconventional” explanation for UAP sightings and to hypothesize what they might mean, and “the possibility that UAP may involve forms of non-human intelligence (NHI) that are already present in Earth’s environment in some sense” that exist “alongside us in distinct stealth”.

The paper reads: “The author became increasingly aware of the depth of evidence and theory that also tentatively supports another ultraterrestrial explanation: the “cryptoterrestrial” hypothesis (CTH) – our focus here – which holds that UAP may reflect activities of NHIs concealed here on Earth (e.g., underground) and its environs.”

Four theories on aliens living near humans are investigated

  • The first are human cryptoterrestrials: A technologically advanced ancient human civilization that was largely destroyed long ago (e.g. by flood), but continued to exist in remnant form.
  • The second are hominid or theropod cryptoterrestrials: A technologically advanced non-human civilization consisting of some terrestrial animal which evolved to live in stealth (e.g., underground). The paper suggests these could be an ape-like hominid descendant, or descendants of “unknown, intelligent dinosaurs”.
  • The third cryptoterrestrials are former extraterrestrial or extratempestrial cryptoterrestrials. These would have arrived on Earth from elsewhere in the cosmos or from the human future, respectively, and concealed themselves in stealth, such as in the Moon.
  • The fourth, dubbed CTH 4, are “magical Cryptoterrestrials”: Entities which are less like homegrown aliens and more like “earthbound angels”.

The paper says these relate to the world inhabited by humans in ways that are less technological than magical, giving the examples of “fairies, elves, nymphs”. The academics do conclude that their theories, especially the elves suggestion, might be hard to take by many people.

They add: “The principal weakness of CTH 4, by contrast, is its utter strangeness, particularly for readers schooled to limit themselves to modes of explanation within the bounds of, say, the standard model of physics. READ MORE

In this episode of The Soul Trap, we have an exclusive interview with Joseph Dulmage, during which we discuss his book “Angels, Demons, and Things Under The Earth.” We explore several intriguing topics, ranging from the current location of the Garden of Eden to the mysterious Melchizedek. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey into the depths of the unknown.

A new paper suggests extraterrestrials could also be living underground or in a base inside the Moon. The study by Harvard University’s Human Flourishing program further puts forward the idea that UFOs, or unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), may be spaceships visiting their Earth-based alien friends. The researchers have investigated so-called ‘cryptoterrestrials’. These could be disguising themselves as humans to fit in, may have come from Earth’s future or might have descended from intelligent dinosaurs.

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The Russian Nuclear Missile Frigate Admiral Gorshkov Now Sailing Through Waters Off The Coast Of Florida As US Deploys Three Guided-Missile Destroyers

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A group of Russian warships that sailed close to Florida shores, closely watched by U.S. destroyers, entered the port of Havana on Wednesday morning ahead of Russian military exercises in the Caribbean.

For quite some time now, the United States and the western nations of Europe have been having fun playing proxy war with Russia through military support for Ukraine. Hundreds of billions in financial aid, missiles, tanks and technology have been given to them, and now Russia decided to have some fun as well by sailing nuclear-armed ships off the coast of Florida. Today Russia conducted marine military exercises 66 miles off the Florida coast.

“There go the shipsthere is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.” Psalm 104:26 (KJB)

In a battle between Russia and the United States, I would clearly and easily pick the USA to win. But from a biblical perspective, Russia is mentioned in Bible prophecy as being one of the major nations in the end times, while America doesn’t even get a mention. There’s a reason for that.

Russian warships, nuclear submarine enter Havana Harbor under watch of U.S. destroyers

FROM THE MIAMI HERALD: Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces officials, the Russian ambassador to Cuba Victor Koronelli and a crowd of Russian tourists and curious Cubans gathered at the Malecon, the famous Havana seaside promenade, to watch the Russian missile frigate Admiral Gorshkov enter the port amid a 21-gun salute.

Early on Wednesday, the top of the nuclear-powered submarine Kazan was visible outside Havana Harbor before it submerged again, Cuban independent media 14ymedio reported.

The presence of the Russian warships in Cuba just 90 miles from U.S. shores, is seen as a gesture of defiance by Vladimir Putin, who last week warned about taking “asymmetrical” steps and the possibility of sending long-range weapons to third countries to attack Western targets after President Joe Biden allowed Ukraine to use U.S. weapons to strike inside Russia.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said the U.S. government has not seen evidence that Russia is placing in or delivering missiles to Cuba.

“We have not seen anything like that,” he said.

The senior official said Russian ships have also been sailing to Havana under past administrations, though this visit has “elements…that are different, that are distinct,” he said in a reference to the Kazan submarine.

The presence of Russian warships in Cuba is “something we watch closely, carefully,” he added. “We will see how this unfolds in the coming days, but we have seen this kind of thing before.” The Biden administration has dismissed the Russian naval movements as a messaging tactic in response to U.S. support for Ukraine. But the U.S. Navy nevertheless deployed a powerful flotilla in response, sending three destroyers, a Coast Guard cutter and a maritime surveillance plane to stalk the Russian vessels. READ MORE

Russian warships conduct military exercises off coast of Florida

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