Thursday, November 19, 2009

Garabandal is the Hope of Mankind, not the Movie '2012'

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Theologian Authors New Book on the Catholic Perspective of "2012" and End-Times Prophecy
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New Hollywood Movie ‘2012’ Causes Increase in End-Times Speculation; The Catholic Church Uniquely Has Divine Insight into Apocalyptic Events; Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary Prophecy That Apocalyptic Events Are Imminent; And That There Will Soon Be a Great Renewal of the World.

November 19, 2009 - Cumming, GA - As Hollywood dramatizes another disaster movie blockbuster with ‘2012’, many Catholics believe that the world is about to experience the real events of the fulfillment of the apocalyptic prophesies. The Catholic perspective of the end-times prophesies is discussed in a new book by Catholic theologian, Dr. Kelly Bowring. According to his book, 
“The Secrets, Chastisement, and Triumph of the Two Hearts of Jesus & Mary”, the Catholic Church has regarded end-times prophecies as authentic and many Catholics acknowledge that we are likely now living in the times of their fulfillment. But, the Catholic perspective of the fulfillment of Apocalyptic events is not one that thinks the world will soon end, but one that promises a great new beginning and an era of peace, which will occur through a global purification and great apocalyptic battle of good vs. evil. His book is the only one in recent decades on the sensitive and sometimes controversial subject of heavenly prophecy to receive official Catholic Church recognition. It was granted the Imprimatur from the highly-regarded Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop, Ricardo Vidal, of the Philippines.
The Catholic Church bases its apocalyptic prophesies not on mere guessing and speculation, but, instead, on claims from a heavenly source, that is, from various recent apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In these heavenly messages given to various visionaries, which include places like at Fatima (1917), La Salette (1840s) and reportedly today at Medjugorje (in former Yugoslavia), Catholics believe Mary has come to warn her children that humanity is about to suffer an increase in natural and manmade disasters, a great apostasy, and God’s justice and divine wrath, due to the increase of sin in the world today. In his new book, Dr. Bowring points out how Catholics see the "Woman" of the Book of Revelation (chapter 12) as referring to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St. John the Apostle, who is the author of Revelation, as indicating that she would have a significant role in the great Battle against the Dragon of the Apocalypse as humanity approaches the time of the Apocalypse. And now in our times, Mary is coming from Heaven as the Prophetess of Revelation to warn humanity of the great cosmic battle and divine purification to come. Mary is coming to call her spiritual children to change their lives, return to God, and offer prayers and sacrifices so that some of God’s just wrath may be averted while there is still time.
Like those doomsday predictions in the new movie ‘2012’, the heavenly warnings Catholics are receiving from the Blessed Mother are related to the Book of Revelation and on the level of the Apocalypse and Armageddon. To a Catholic nun at Akita, Japan, in the 1970s, the Blessed Virgin stated, in a Catholic Church-approved apparition
“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 (Noah’s Flood), such as one will never have 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.” Mary has indicated that God is about to fulfill this prophecy, that the cup is now flowing over.
According to Dr. Bowring, Catholics understand the Blessed Mother has been sent by God today from Heaven to warn all humanity and also to offer us hope. In reported Marian apparitions from Garabandal, Spain, which took place in the 1960s, the Blessed Mother said that before the time of the divine chastisement, God will first send two great signs of His mercy to warn humanity. The first will be a world-wide Warning. Every person on earth will find themselves all alone in the world no matter where they are at the time, alone with their conscience right before God. They will then see all their sins and what their sins have caused. The purpose of the Warning will be to wake us up and call us to repent of our sins. Second, and within a year of the Warning, God will send a Great Miracle that will include a permanent Sign of His presence and mercy. The purpose of the Miracle is to show us the love God has for us and to convert the whole world. Then the apocalyptic events will follow soon afterward, according to Catholic prophecy.

Whether these apocalyptic events will occur in 2012, as the Mayans believed, or not, the Catholic perspective is that they will occur in this generation and soon. Perhaps God is trying to warn us in every way He can: possibly through other religions like the Mayans, possibly through Hollywood movies like ‘2012’, and certainly even more directly through His own Mother as sent directly from Heaven. One thing is for certain, according to Dr. Bowring in his new book, and as many Catholics agree, our heavenly Mother is warning all who will listen, the times of the apocalypse are upon us, and they will lead us to the great era of peace as Our Lady of Fatima promised.

You can contact Dr. Bowring at kbowring@twoheartspress.com



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