Regarding the Open Letter to Trump

Perhaps you have read the letter written by Archbishop Vigano to President Trump. If not, you can READ IT HERE.

I’ve had many Christian friends share it on social media. On the surface it is a respectable message which many patriots and “woke” people find inspiring. A few things need to be considered by the Christian community, though, and I’d like to take a moment to address these.

First, and most glaringly, Vigano makes no mention of Jesus. He implies everyone who opposes the deep state is a child of light. This simply isn’t true. Only the Bride of Christ, true followers of Jesus, are children of light.

We must be careful not to mistake patriotism, morality, and integrity for Christianity or salvation. These are all good things, but they are not salvation. Without Jesus, there is no light.

Secondly, Vigano does not appear to be taking end times Bible prophecy into account. Eventually, God will allow the workers of darkness to act unfettered.

Again, I reiterate: Without Jesus there is no light.

Vigano also implies that people can hold back the darkness simply by taking a stand for good. While I certainly believe good people need to speak up and stand up, that alone will not save America. On whom or what are we standing? Common decency? That won’t cut it. If America is to be saved, the Bride of Christ must be on her knees, calling upon the Lord Jesus, and taking seriously the spiritual warfare in which we are engaged.

One may say, “Good grief, Marcia. Just appreciate the letter for what it is. Why be so particular about the details?”

Why, indeed?

If we truly believe these are the last days, we need to be shouting the Gospel. Nothing matters but Jesus. If we don’t think these are the last days, we still need to point people to Jesus because it is certainly somebody’s last day!

It’s fine to give an inspirational speech to bolster people into action. It’s fine to speak out for traditional values. It’s wonderful to implore people to pray. But, without the message of Jesus, it is all for naught.

May the Lord bless and keep you. Go be a blessing in the name of Jesus.

Maranatha!

6 thoughts on “Regarding the Open Letter to Trump

  1. Marcia, also I got so carried away writing I didn’t add that your piece is comprehensive and I love the vi9suals and Scriptures they fit perfectly! Great job my friend! God bless you and yours! 🌟🌟✨💫🙏💗🌷😊 🙏

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  2. Hi Marcia! I think there is quite a lot of confusion in all schools of thought as to exactly what is going on within the scope of Latter Days. Children of the Light of the Church are not the only ones needing enlightenment but the lost lambs or all sinners and even unbelievers is more precisely what Archbishop Vigano may be intending to emphasis with Trump. Could that have been specified or said more clearly of course because we all find after the fact we could have done better! We all fall short of the glory of God, and right now we are all in a cauldron of deceptions, hate, evil and madness like never before! Deceptions have been going on since right after Jesus died and was risen. Nothing is 100% spot on but the Archbishop is right to reach out to the President and the gesture is appreciated by many especially in light of the fact that a Heretic Pope occupies the Pontificate of the Roman Catholic church, and many are not speaking out about it just like in our nation nobody was really speaking out about all of the lies and corruption or more importantly doing anything about it while that traitor Obama and his backer Biden were running the Nation off the rails into socialism and destruction which we are all suffering for now! Taking a stand is critical also not just saying we will be good and read our scriptures which is of course imperative for all Christians regardless of what denomination they hail from, but just like in WWII it took politics on the righteous side and blood and guts to make things happen because God doesn’t just wave the wand and fix all the crap we bring on ourselves! End Time I’m thinking is a relative term that can be not so clearly defined as to a fairly close approximation of it happening in our lifetimes of many more down the road, because as Holy Scripture states no one will know the appointed time and Jesus will come like a thief in the night! What we can be certain of so far is the time is growing near like never before because of all the right factors being in place for the appearance of the antichrist which before this modern time were not available. Perhaps if many others like the Archbishop would get busy and resist and speak up or do more to help alter the direction things have been going since the Obama years and had sooner much of this would not be as bad as it is, but this is the time to act and do it boldly in my humble opinion. We need many authoritative figures like the Archbishop and our President Trump taking a final stand because it’s do or die to avoid the bigger calamities that are fast approaching with the current trajectory we are all on in this helter-skelter of madness throughout! The big problem as I see it was as the lying politicians were shining us all on playing both ends against the middle the public at large has broken up into too many camps of twisted agendas that all clash with one another and the monsters at the top aided by the crooked MSM are not interested in God, our safety or peace on earth but only more power as they are satanic souls. I give the Archbishop A+ for sticking his neck out when the corruption in the Church and World politics is so snake invested most people are afraid to say anything that points to truth. What good have any of the European nations been in this mess over the last dozen years. Too much more of the same kicking the can down the road and let someone else worry about it mantra it’s not my problem; just so long as I get mine! I happened upon this long explanation of some factual history and politics regarding prophesy and who may or may not be pulling the wool over some people’s eyes. I hope as we move forward that we as the faithful and determined are able to sift out the TRUTH and stand ready and tall for anything, not worried in the least about even dying for God! I say this because we are in a spiritual warfare now but also a real time physical world war that thus far has been metered out in doses going back to before911 and since then only escalated on many fronts not just a conventional war battle front. They have happy hour the drag queen reading in elementary schools now for kids to lean what? EVIL! It’s permeated our whole culture and civilization making us barely better than the Mayans that sacrificed babies and others daily!
    I say we are headed in hell in a hand basket no two ways about it! I hope more key figures and strong leaders step up and take a stand putting it all on the line! If not; it’s done for! Then it’s every man for himself and no point to doing anything other than sit quietly reading and praying!
    Prophecy Attributed to Saint Francis Concocted by Excommunicated 13th Century Franciscan Sect, the Fraticelli
    by Raymond A. Antonini

    There is a prophecy attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi that has circulated in traditional Catholic circles in recent years that follows as below. The significance of the highlighted passages will be shown.

    “Act bravely, my brethren; take courage and trust in the Lord. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase. The devils will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavour to draw many into error and death. Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it. There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God. Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect. Those who preserve their fervour and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth. but the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head, these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy. Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.”

    The source for this prophecy in the recent era has been the Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis Of Assisi, R. Washbourne, London, 1882, C.. XIII, pp. 248-250. which is a translation of the following French edition: Sancti Francisci Assisiatis seraphici minorum patriarcæ opera omnia, col. 429- 430, éd. Imprimerie de la bibliothèque ecclésiastique, Paris, 1880.

    This alleged prophecy of St. Francis has been used by some, since the rampant heresy of the recent age, to bolster the theological teaching of the Church that the Holy See remains or becomes vacant due to the pre-existing or post-election formal heresy, schism or apostasy of the elected supreme pontiff. The Church’s teaching itself, derived from Divine Law and decreed and promoted by Pope Innocent III, Pope Paul IV, the Doctors of the Church Sts. Robert Bellarmine, Alphonsus de Liguori, Francis de Sales, as well as by St. Antoninus and numerous saints and theologians does not need the support, however, of this dubious prophecy.

    This prediction has also been used by those who either hold that a rival claimant to the papal throne is being obscured by a falsely elected one, as do those who assert the spurious 1958 papal election of Cardinal Siri of Genoa, as well as by those who mistakenly hold that the five ‘Vatican II era popes’ are valid Supreme Pontiffs, just “bad”, misguided or only materially in error.

    The footnote for the prophecy in the Washbourne edition, itself, references the most likely subject for the prophecy to have been the election of Pope Urban VI in 1378 which commenced the Great Western Schism.

    In reality the prophecy was concocted by the Fraticelli, also known as Spirituali, dissident members of the Franciscan order, and applied by them in general to the genuine popes who suppressed their order in the 13th and 14th centuries, but specifically first to the election of Pope Boniface VIII after the abdication of Pope St. Celestine V in 1294, and later as well to the election of Pope John XXII, against whom they would lay the charge of heresy.

    Saint Francis died in 1226, and due to the stringency of his rule concerning holy poverty, the Order of Friars Minor then broke into two competing groups, the Zelanti, or Spirituals, and the Relaxati, known later as the Conventuals. Popes Gregory IX, Innocent IV and Nicholas III in their Bulls attempted to restore order between the two competing groups but without permanent success.

    Many of the Spirituali went beyond the bounds of orthodoxy and fell into both heresy and schism – the exact same charges they would subsequently lay against those who suppressed their Rule and their branch of the Order. From the the ideal of St. Francis, that his disciples by evangelical poverty, complete self-denial, and humility, should lead the world back to Christ, a few of the Spirituali actually advocated that all property of both clergy and laity alike must be held in common and some even advocated the violent overthrow of society to achieve that means. Not all, however, went to that extreme.

    There were, however, many separate dissident groups of these Spirituali, referred to as Fraticelli from Friars Minor. An extremely brief history of the primary core of the main group is as follows.

    In 1278, one group of the Spirituali that had been founded by Brother Angelo da Clareno was condemned, and the group imprisoned for life, but later liberated after 1289 by the Superior General of the Franciscan Order, Gaufredi, and sent to Armenia. Subsequently exiled from Armenia in 1293, they returned to Italy in 1294 where Pope St. Celestine V permitted them to live as hermits under the strict observance of the Rule of St. Francis.

    After Pope St. Celestine V’s resignation of the Papacy later that year, Pope Boniface VIII revoked all of his predecessor’s concessions to the Spirituali, and they fled to Greece from which location they attacked the legality of the papal action, as well as Boniface’s claim to the papal throne. Hence we find from the ‘prophecy’ the assertion by the Fraticelli that “very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff”, i.e. Celestine V, whom they asserted was still the pope even after his voluntary resignation, and their assertion of the invalidity of the papacy of his successor Pope Boniface VIII, a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, whom they viewed as illegally forcing Celestine’s resignation:

    At this point one must remark on certain similarities to the Siri Thesis.

    In 1317 John XXII, pursuant to a decree of Boniface VIII, declared Angelo excommunicated and placed him in custody. Hence the real reason for the Fraticelli asserting that John XXII was an antipope, and labeling him with the libelous charge of formal heresy over the yet to be officially defined doctrine of the location of the soul after death.

    From the prophecy above we see the clear reference of “our Order will be divided,” to the split after Saint Francis’ death between the Spirituals and the Conventuals, the suppression of the strict observance of their rule by various popes of the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries from the following: “then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us”, their suppression and imprisonment for heresy: “will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics”, and their pronouncement of ‘antipope’ on any pope who opposed their heresy: “for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.”

    Finally, in the 1880 Washbourne edition of the prophecy, the following chapter, XIV, “That Pride and Ostentation are Pernicious to Religious, and that Brother Elias will Die out of the Order.” deals with the Fraticelli’s subsequent dispute with, and character assassination of the 4th Franciscan Superior General, Brother Elias of Cortona. This “prophecy” that they also falsely place in the mouth of Saint Francis is chronologically and causally related to their own ‘prediction’ of Chapter XIII of the antipope: “not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.”

    Both are calumnies and the direct result of their obdurate rebellion.”

    For further information please confer, Don Franceso Ricossa, Sodalitium Periodico – n° 49, Anno XV n. 3 1999, “L’Apocalisse secondo Corsini “, pp. 52-67, specifically pp. 65-67, also Frère Jean O.F.M. Cap., Sul Medesimo Soggetto. n. 28, primavera 1999, “A pro-pos d’une ‘prédiction de saint François d’As-sise’,” pp. 178-184 as well as Michael Bihl, “Fraticelli”, The Catholic Encyclopedia, R. Appleton Co., 1909.

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    1. Thanks for sharing your insight and opinion.
      If we are going to take a stand, we need to point to Jesus. What does it profit to gain the world but lose our soul? We can and should speak out the Truth, but since Jesus is Truth, we need to be mindful of mentioning that fact. Too many people shout about standing up for truth, justice etc and even praying to God, but leave out Jesus. Let’s never leave Jesus out of our message.

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      1. Absolutely Marcia! But, notice I mentioned politics and love it or hate it we live in a concocted world of politics and MSM propaganda that in real time must be dealt with along with following our faith. President Trump is not a spiritual leader and should try to be, he can be a good example of a good Christian leader but we are not a Nation under a theocracy or dictatorship as we know what evil that can lead to with nations like Iran or Syria and many others. So my point is that to me, more than anything the secular world will listen to is the gesture of taking a bold stand against the status-quo and doing it in such a way as to bolster President Trumps extremely difficult position and set of problems he needs to resolve as a leader, but to come off as religion being the key factor that would get shot down in a heartbeat in this most unholy secular generation in America with all of these pagans and liars even in Congress like Pelosi and Omar who spit at our Constitution and Christianity fanning the flames of discontent and division. Time will tell won’t it; what the take away will be of the Archbishops bold declaration, but I assure you if it hadn’t been handled well we would have a moot point now and it wouldn’t have been anything more than some religious figurehead said hello to the President or on the other hand it would have been attacked by the MSM and so many other rabble-rouse minions looking for blood! Dangerous times for sure and we need WISE people taking a stand, much more than little ole’ me, and I feel that we have some out there doing just that. Pray; and I bleed in my heart and cry that this is going in a better direction than many recent events. Perhaps much suffering can be avoided and many spared of unholy grief like we never knew before! The world offers me nothing at all you’re right and spot-on quoting that verse because Jesus is the only path to everlasting life, He is the everlasting covenant and Savior. Amen.
        Thank you for the sharing and the growing of our faith in Him! We have to stay aware and vigilant discerning all we can; helping each other along that path! 🌟🌟✨💫🙏💗✝️🌷😊 🙏

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      2. Hi Marcia! Hope you and your family are having a great late spring and soon to be summer! Hot it will be in more ways than one! I was thinking about your blog this morning and partly what I said which I always wonder if I should have explained myself better or if I did a poor job of handling things which I can do too often due to my being in a hurry too much. In person if I talk fast or blurt out my thoughts especially with people that know me it usually won’t go array but here we all have the handicap of not knowing some important facts or nuances of our contacts personality and character. Mainly I was thinking how what I said about the Archbishop being more conservative in what he said and especially perhaps what he didn’t say relates to what I’ve been thinking lately about how George Bush and Colin Powell came right out and said Trump is out and they won’t lift a finger for him and his candidacy which proves what I knew all along they are evil Deep State cronies out totally for the NWO and others are weighing in with the same attitude especially that evil Mitt Romney who is no Christian with the tactics and power monger illusions he has. All the dirty devils are out to destroy Trump! They all hate Trump because he exposed the plan and went against the status-quo of the military industrial complex which George and Cheney the former head of Halliburton, loved applying that programmed agenda during the Iraq war to make fortunes! And as you know George Sr. was a member of Skull and Bones Freemason conspirators long before he was the CIA director! These people will not let up and don’t care one Iota about you and me or the rest of the world for that matter making they’re the most hideous creatures walking this earth in my eyes, outside of the Devil himself. What I mean to say here is this situation is so fluid and complicated that people in high positions of authority by default are forced to thread carefully and be very cautious what they say and how they say it or even when. I wonder how I would do in such turmoil if all this was on my shoulders; dear Lord I shudder, thinking of what a scary prospect that would be to have such worries and pressure on me! My hope is that we with anyone out there who truly cares; to pray for all of these people and mean it, asking God in heaven through our dear Lord to guide the good men and women in facing the extreme challenges now and ahead of them. Colin Powell and the rest with the fake-out WMD being the green light to attack Iraq and George saying mission accomplished at the beginning from the flight deck was so evil, look what followed all those years and total mayhem. Saddam was a megalomaniac but kept all the terror instigators in his own backyard under control with his brutal iron fist and all we did was remove him and stir up the hornets nest and they gladly took the freedom to act boldly and did all the harm they could, while our own devils were making hundreds of billions to add to their deep pockets! Is the Middle East even a tiny bit safer and more peaceful from what they did? Only because Trump got in and did the right thing to mop up what Obama had 8 years to deal with and only fed into it and allowed the Muslim Brotherhood and Jihadists to gain a huge Caliphate which is telling in itself; because Georgie loves Obama and spits on Trump! The truth is before our own eyes and they all want Trump out to gain the upper hand again and continue the Agenda which more importantly we know leads right to the antichrist. But listen, if you have anything at all to correct me about or give me a leg up on something I’m missing; I’m all ears to you, I mean it, just please let me know! 💞🤗❤️ 🌟🌟✨💫🙏💗 ✝️ 💗🙏
        Brother in Christ Jesus,
        Lawrence

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