I did a little research and it was in 1517 that Martin Luther began the Reformation with his Ninety-Five Theses of 1517.
That is 499 years ago, almost 500.
Is there a message that the Reformation, which began in Germany, and which ultimately removed Mother Mary from the Protestant churches, is there a message that the same nation that removed the “woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:” (Revelation 12:1) is now experiencing destruction under another woman, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is allowing the Muslim immigrants to overrun the country?
Nature abhors a vacuum. There is no neutral territory in nature. Try pulling up grass from your yard. Will the yard remain neutral? No, it will soon be filled with weeds.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that things tend from order to disorder. Clean your house. Go away on vacation for a couple of weeks. There will be dust, maybe a spider or two. And no one was there! Things go from order to disorder.
So the point is, nearly 500 years after the Reformation, after throwing out the baby with the bathwater, instead of an improved Germany, we have a destroyed Germany.
Granted, there were some abuses in the Catholic church. The Catholic church itself has admitted that it has not been perfect. But then again, neither has any church, Protestant included, neither has any person, excepting Jesus the Christ.
By throwing out the baby with the bathwater in the Reformation, it created a vacuum that has been filled with numerous Protestant denominations. And it created a void into which many philosophies tried to crowd. Hitler’s Germany was one of them. And now, the invasion of Germany by Muslims is creating destruction.
Laws of sowing and reaping occur not just on a personal level, not just on a family level, not just on a community level, but at a national level. Are we seeing a reaping of past seeds sown in past centuries and generations in Germany?
Methinks we are.
It should not seem strange that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, has been seen in vision repeatedly throughout history.
The words of a song ring,
“He is the God of the living, he is not the God of the dead,
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are still being fed.”
That would be true of Mother Mary as well.
There was a big divide in the church and without going deeply into church history, it will be mentioned here. Corruption had made its way into the Catholic Church, which had been the Church from the time of the 12 Apostles after the death and resurrection of Jesus. Martin Luther broke away and that started the Protestant denominations. There were others who were Reformists. This became the beginning of the Protestant denominations. So now there were Catholics and Protestants. The Protestants, in distancing themselves from Catholics, took out several things. They took out the Apocrypha from the Bible. They removed mention of Mother Mary. And they removed statues and pictorial images of Jesus, Mary, and saints from their Protestant churches.
Philosophically, the Protestants said that the Catholics were worshiping Mary and the saints. The Catholics have maintained that they are working with the church in heaven. Part of the declaration of faith is “the communion of saints”. In other words, when they ask Mary or the saints for prayer help, it is no different than a Protestant going to a prayer chain (a group of church members) to ask for prayer, or going to a preacher to ask for prayer. The Liturgies, the icons of the Orthodox church (a branch that is separate from the Roman Catholic church), the images or statues of the Catholic church, are to help make more real the connection between heaven and earth. In this respect, even Protestants have pictures of Jesus in books or movies about Jesus, to bring His story to life.
To the Catholics, Mary appearing in vision with messages is entirely possible. Jesus said it this way.
Interestingly, that is one statement, or one very close to it, that is repeated in all four gospels. Right now might be a good place to make a quick side trip into the question that some have, why are not all the accounts exactly the same? Really, it is quite simple. If there are four people in your family, and they all go on vacation, and come back, and you take each of them in a separate room and ask them what they did on the trip, do you think all the accounts will be exactly the same? Of course not. Each will remember according to his personality, background, and experience. A child might remember the trip to the amusement park. Another child might remember the swimming pool. The mom might remember the trip to the mall. And the dad might remember the golfing. The questions people ask in fighting the truth of the Bible are really quite silly and if it were anything else but the Bible, they would not ask them. There are over 300 prophecies about the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Recently, there was a lottery that had over a billion in prize money. That lottery only had a few numbers. Think of a lottery with over 300 numbers that have to match to win. But that is exactly what Jesus did, his whole life was a perfect match to over 300 prophecies spoken of in different times and places. That, more than anything else, should convince unbelievers the Bible is true.
So the point of all this is that four men, who wrote the gospels, were inspired to all repeat this statement. Not one, not two, not three, but four. All of them thought it was important.
Is there a qualification to that statement? Does it say that it cannot be Mother Mary? In other words, if Jesus sends Mother Mary to earth with a message (and she has been sent many times, in many different centuries, to many places around the globe), then shouldn’t we receive her? And if we do not receive her, are we not in effect, not receiving the message from Christ himself? Wouldn’t it be true that to reject Christ’s Mother is the same as rejecting Christ Himself, and also God the Father who sent Him?
So Mother Mary has appeared many times. Some of the most important ones with prophecies for these times, if these appearances can be qualified at all, are Fatima, Mejugorje, and as Mary of Good Success.
“As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead.”