Before I go any further in this post, I would like to ask you to read the following important note that explains the difference between Roman Catholicism and the catholic Church of Christ, and that you can find on this page of this site:
Note: By “Roman Catholicism” we do not mean the catholic (or universal) Church which is the whole visible Church of Christ which is one and which is represented by the different local churches (see the Creed,) but we mean the heretical non-biblical teachings of the system of the Vatican or Rome (and systems similar to Rome) that insists on refusing any reformation according to the Word of God, thus being in apostasy. Many local churches of the visible Church follow Rome in this error and thus are in apostasy. Even many local churches that are called Protestant are in similar and worse apostasy, therefore we refuse to be falsely accused to be Protestants just for the fact of opposing the heretical teachings of Rome. A picture of these heretical teachings is found in the heretical teaching of the Nicolaitans, and the Lord calls such people to repentance or else He will make war against them with His Word:
“So you also have some who in the same way hold the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
‘Therefore repent; or else I am coming to you quickly, and I will make war against them with the sword of My mouth.” (Revelation 2:15-16)
Roman Catholicism is one of the most superstitious religions of the world and it encourages superstitions, because it has put the Word of God (the Bible) aside, and has chosen to follow human teachers.
You certainly have received many superstitious emails before. Most of the religious superstitious emails are based on Roman Catholic vanities that are based on their human corrupted teachings.
Recently, an email has been circulating that begins by the following superstitious ideas (I translate from the Arabic) –
This email arrived to the president of the nation of Argentina who deleted it immediately without reading it, thinking that it is a junk mail; after eight days, his son died. Another person got this email and he sent it to many of his acquaintances; after some days, he won the lottery. Another person called Alberto Martini, got the same email with picture; he gave it to his secretary and asked her to send many copies of the picture to his friends, but she forgot to send it to many; she lost her job, and he lost his family. This picture is one of the miracles and it is blessed. Send it to ten persons.
Many superstitions already in the introduction… Indeed, this email is a junk mail, and I don’t see why should anyone fear to call it as such. We all know that lottery is a gambling game, and the Bible teaches against gambling. So if this email is encouraging you to gamble, then it is from a satanic spirit. And I don’t see where is the miracle in this picture, and I don’t understand what it means that a picture is “blessed”. God clearly talks against worshipping pictures, and these people call pictures blessed and sacred… And the worse is that they want to use the sacred for a commercial purpose by asking you to send it to people…
This is clearly an email made with an evil spirit trying to mislead people and make them blind to the truth of the Word of God.
Let’s see the entire email, and then we discuss it in detail:
These are the pics of Guilda Ayoub, a 16-year-old girl from ‘Imar’ village situated near Zgharta, North Lebanon.
Guilda watched the film of ‘Passion of the Christ ‘ on Good Friday on 06/04/2007,
and before she went to sleep she was telling her mum that she doesn’t believe that Jesus has passed through all that pain.
That night she dreamt of having a cross on her hand but the next day she woke up and did not have anything on her hand.
She went to school and as she was telling her friend about it, she felt something pulling her hand backwards and putting it on the wall behind her.
Her hand was stuck on the wall and no one could take it off.. After a while when she took off her hand,
a cross was printed on her hand with a wound in the middle as if there was a nail taken out of her.
Blood tests were done for her and the blood that was coming out of her hand has no blood group.
Also there was oil on her hand..
Saint Charbel has talked to her many times and he was giving her messages.
One of the messages was about Lebanon but he asked her not to say it until he tells her.
She still has pain in her hand and it is still bleeding from time to time.
This may very simply be a big lie. But I will study this story by supposing that it is true, and that these things really happened.
“For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.
Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;
that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders,
and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,
in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.” (2 Thessalonians 2:7-13)
The biggest false assumption behind such stories as the one that we read in this email is that everything supernatural comes from God. But that’s not true. Satan is a supernatural creature, and he is evil; he may do many supernatural signs and wonders to deceive people. As we see in the verses above, Satan can do powerful signs and false wonders so that those who hate the truth of the Bible may be deceived by them. All those who believe such stories and are amazed by these signs, prove to be people who hate the truth of God as it is clearly declared in the Bible. So if you are amazed by such signs and wonders, and you believe and follow such lies, you prove to be an enemy of God’s Word, because you hate His truth.
Another assumption is that all who experience such signs as the one that happened with Guilda are good people and that God is with them, because – as they think – signs only happen with those with whom God is pleased. But as we see in the above quoted verses, many signs happen with those who are led by the spirit of the anti-Christ, with those who hate the truth and follow Satan in his lies. So don’t assume that signs only happen with true believers. That’s not true.
Now, you may ask: “Then how can we know what is the truth?” Jesus said in His prayer to the Father: “Your word is truth.” (John 17:17) Is there anything clearer than this? And yet, people search in the darkness, and believe such lies as the one displayed in this email, and never want to read the Bible to see what God says. As we read in the above quoted verses, those who will be deceived by such lies are people who hate the truth.
What happened with Guilda is the deception of wickedness, as the above quoted verses say. So don’t be deceived. And if Guilda will read these lines, I wish to warn her: don’t give place to Satan to work with your body for deception, or else a time will come when you will be controlled by him. Make sure to repent quickly, and to listen to what God says in His Word, and you will be saved from sin and from all what is happening with you.
Biblically, signs were given to approve the genuineness of a messenger of God, and they had a clear meaning. For example, when Jesus healed the sick, that was a sign that Jesus bore our sicknesses, and that He heals us from the true sickness of our spirit which is sin. There are many other examples of signs in the Bible, and all the signs had a meaning. While the sign that happened with Guilda has no meaning other than deception and a show to lead people to false worships as we will see later in this post. Jesus clearly REFUSED to do such signs, and so He will not be doing such signs now. Read this:
“Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.”
But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet;
for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” (Matthew 12:38-40)
Jesus REFUSED to give such signs as the one that happened to Guilda. So this sign did not come from Jesus. This sign is from Satan as we have seen above. Without forgetting that this sign has no good and biblical meaning, and it is even against the Bible. In the Bible God forbids making such signs on your body, so He will not do it Himself to Guilda. Read:
God does not do such things.
This same wickedness is found in many similar signs done by Satan, as you can see in the picture on the left. In this picture, you see a person who claims that St. Charbel made that tattoo on his arm…
Look at the assumption in the blood group incidence. The email says that the blood that was coming from the place of the nail had no blood group. This is usually heard from Roman Catholics, as they think that Jesus had no blood group, it seems… We wish to tell them that Jesus was totally human. Let them not be deceived by superstitious ideas.
And there was also oil on her hand… Can anyone tell me what this means?? This means nothing at all. Satan has the power to put oil on your hand. That’s not something impossible. But the impossible for Satan is to give you the true Oil, the Holy Spirit in your heart!! By deceiving you with material oil, Satan succeeds to turn your eye from Jesus and His Spirit.
And then the email says that a dead man called St. Charbel has talked to Guilda… Once again, this is something against the Will of God. God hates spiritism, and He doesn’t want you to communicate with the dead. Here is what He says about this:
“Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 19:31)
You should not be defiled by such things.
“There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,
or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-11)
You should not call up the dead or communicate with them.
“When they say to you, “Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter,” should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?” (Isaiah 8:19)
These people consult a dead St. Charbel to tell them things about the living, although the Bible clearly forbids that!! That’s because they have a bad spirit leading their thoughts, because they have refused the Word of God:
“Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them;
And I will confound their strategy,
So that they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead
And to mediums and spiritists.” (Isaiah 19:3)
Now you know why they resort to the ghosts of the dead.
But did you even understand why this St. Charbel suddenly jumped into this story?? What does all this have to do with him?? The fact is that the true biblical Jesus does not allow superstitions to be built on Him, so they go to spirits of dead people who cannot defend themselves or approve and disprove what they say. It’s easy to build superstitions around the names of the dead.
It is also worthy to be noted that this St. Charbel gave this girl a SECRET message… That’s like the beliefs of the Gnostics who say that they have some secret knowledge about some secret truths. Friends, don’t be deceived: God has revealed to us ALL what we need to know in the Bible. There is no new revelation now. What that St. Charbel told Guilda is what Satan wants to tell people, i.e. to forget about the blood of Jesus Christ and to turn to the dead and to superstitions. Satan knows very well that there is no other way of Salvation than Jesus Christ. So if he succeeds to turn your eyes away from the truth of Jesus Christ, that’s all what he wants; he doesn’t care if you are very religious; that doesn’t save you. Only the blood of Jesus Christ saves you and cleanses you from your sins.
We may discuss this post more in the comments.
Grace be with you!
Disciple of Jesus Christ