If The Council Were Honest…

This must be what they really mean when they talk about the Spirit. It’s spiritual all right.

“The others I saw in vision in the black, filthy, four cornered, false church, with a high roof and no turrets; they were very intimate with the spirit that presided therein. This church is full of impurity, vanity, sottishness, and darkness, but scarcely one of those men knew in what obscurity he labored. It is all proud presumption. The walls are high, but they surround emptiness; a stool is the altar, and on the table is a death’s head veiled, a light on either side. In their worship they use naked swords, and at certain parts of the ceremonies the death’s head is unveiled. It is all bad, thoroughly bad, the communion of the unholy. I cannot say how abominable, how pernicious and empty are their ceremonies. Many of the members know it not themselves. They wish to be one single body in some other than the Lord, and if a member separates from them, they become furious with me. When science separated from Faith, this church was born without a Saviour, good works without faith, the communion of the unbelieving with the appearance but not the reality of virtue; in a word, the anti-Church whose centre is malice, error, falsehood, hypocrisy, tepidity, and the cunning of all the demons of the period. It forms a body, a community outside the Body of Jesus, the Church. It is a false church, without a Redeemer. Its mysteries are to have no mysteries and, consequently, its action is temporal, finite, full of pride and presumption, a teacher of evil clothed in specious raiment. Its danger lies in its apparent innocence. It wills differently, acts differently everywhere. In many places its action is harmless, in others it aims at corrupting a few of the learned. But all tends to one end, to something bad in its origin, an action outside Jesus Christ, through whom alone every life is sanctified, and outside of Whom every action, every work remains in death and in the demon.”

SCHMOGER, K. E., VERY REV., C.SS.R.  (1976). LIFE AND REVELATIONS OF ANNE CATHERINE EMMERICH (pp.474-475). Vol. I. Rockford, Illinois.  TAN BOOKS AND PUBLISHERS, INC.

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