From: "Pat Larry Pelegrini" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Richard & Bonnie Carlson" <email@example.com>
Sent: November 21, 2000 7:01:37 AM GMT
Subject: Hi: Richard and Bonnie
Subject: mama mia, its happening!!
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 200013:22:16 -0700
This was forwarded by a friend. You should find this arresting. How serious can you get? We knew this was coming, right? A MUST READ!!!
Dies Domini was released in 1999. This conference took place at the beginning of this year!!!
APOSTOLIC AND PASTORAL LETTER
I, Chriostomos Moussa Matanos Salama, by God's mercy, archbishop of the holy Syrian Orthodox Church of antioquia at the archdioceses located in Brazil, at the following address: Comendador Street, Salamao #74 - Belo Horizonte - MG Brazil, proclaim this pastoral letter, to call for a convocation of archbishops, bishops, fathers, deacons and delegates from different orthodox communities in Brazil, in order to gather together for an EXTRAORDINARY SYNOD (no date set yet), focusing on the issue of the Roman document from the Holy Father, John Paul II, Successor of Peter the apostle, called DIES DOMINI, which exalts the Sunday as truly the day of the Lord because of Christ's resurrection - a glorious event that took place THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK with many apparitions of the Lord of Life recorded in the New Testament. I am going to give a broad explanation about this most important day which the world has known along the historic trajectory - SUNDAY (KIRIAKE HERMERA) - that will be studied in this HOLY SYNOD, along with the articles of the Association and Orthodox Apostolic Catholic Churches of the West, having the presence of patriarch, authorities from the Eastern Holy churches with the presence of our patriarch, His Holiness Don Elias IV and representatives from the patriarch Pinen of Russia and authorities of the Roman Apostolic Catholic Church through the ONBB (National Conference of Bishops in Brazil).
1. We cannot tolerate the keeping of any other "day" by any other religion without the full knowledge of "His holiness." The catholic writers, John, Matthew, Mark and Luke do not mention any other day but the DAY OF THE LORD - SUNDAY, the only day of the resurrection of Christ. That is why we cannot accept any other gospel. (Galatians 1:6-9.)
2. We cannot tolerate any belief in the keeping of any other "day" that is in accordance with the Bible and the holy tradition and liturgy. (Isaiah 1:13-14.)
3. We cannot tolerate Jews, Sabbatizers, Adventists, or any other sect that does not keep the day of the Lord, Sunday, and tries to lead the people to go into great erroneous theologies against the good moral customs created through the rich traditions of the Holy Church.
4. We cannot tolerate those who do not seek to understand or accept the precepts ordained by the Holy Father, the Pope, in regard to the day of the Lord's resurrection - Sunday.
5. We cannot tolerate any agreement with Bible texts that are not explained by the Living Magistry (i.e. religious teaching authority) of the Roman Apostolic Catholic Church which will govern the world in fulfillment of the word of God from Genesis to Revelation.
6. We cannot tolerate any keeper of any other day but the Holy Sunday the main day of the resurrection of the eternal God. In virtue of this, we are obligated to fulfill the demands of the Divine oracles enforced by the Roman Apostolic Catholic Church - which decides the destiny of mankind.
7. We cannot tolerate the transgressors of the Holy day - Sunday. In this case they will receive judicial penalties through the Justice Court to stop and restrain the liberty of conscience of those who are disobedient to the laws imposed by Rome, according to the supremacy of the Pope - Advocate of the Divine Laws. He who judges, but
cannot be judged.
8. Due to the intolerance of the transgressors, we will ask, through the United States of America, to punish drastically the disobedient who came from 1844, who have taken to their fold our Catholic people that are ignorant about the motives of the transgressors. Our fold, through fear of the law, is joining under the Millerite farce (i.e. sabbatizing). These Millerites seek to contradict the holy pope with spurious doctrines, like the observance of the Sabbath day and the non-immortality of the soul, which are the principal pillars of their heresies.
9. We will not tolerate those transgressors. We will ask the American authorities to take the transgressor's possessions, like publishing houses, their orphanages, their schools, and this needs to be done with holy urgency in order to completely finish with this deception (i.e. farce).
A friend sent this today and I'm forwarding it to you FOR YOUR INFORMATION - THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF AND IT SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED, especially since it's right in line with the Biblical books, Daniel and Revelation, and the inspired writings of Ellen G. White-God told her what to write, and she obeyed! The predicted last-day deceptions are here - VERY SOBERING INDEED!
May God help us all to WAKE UP, IF YOU'RE ASLEEP OR ARE IN DISBELIEF! The "time of trouble such as never was...", (Daniel 12:1) is about here! The coming of Jesus is EVEN AT THE DOOR; MY PRAYER IS THAT WE ALL WILL GET READY AND PREPARE BY GETTING OUR HOUSES/LIVES IN ORDER AND STAY READY, AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS - FAMILY, FRIENDS, OR WHOEVER, TO DO THE SAME! TIME IS SO SHORT - MAY GOD HELP US TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES. PRAY, PRAY AS NEVER BEFORE FOR YOURSELF AND EVERYONE ELSE ON THE PLANET. Always remember John 3:16 - Jesus died for ALL, and He's not willing that ANY should perish. THERE'S NO MIDDLE GROUND, AND THE CHOICE IS FOR EACH ONE OF US TO MAKE - WE'RE EITHER GOING TO STAY WITH JESUS OR BE FOUND IN SATAN'S CAMP - I CHOOSE JESUS AND PRAY THAT I WON'T BE ONE TO WAVER AND END UP WITH THOSE WHO WILL BE WEIGHED IN THE BALANCES AND BE FOUND WANTING!
HOW ABOUT YOU? We are on the brink of eternity. We must get ready for the final events, rather we had better get our houses in order. Lord help us to be ready. Be sure to share with others.
Sabbath-Keepers: Because I am at Andrews University and often hear reports from many parts of the world, perhaps my access to current SDA news is more consistent and reliable than most. As you well know, the Damascus Road Church of about 500 members left the faith and formed a Sunday keeping fellowship. It is believed that some of the members have since returned to Adventism. Two weeks ago, the Pastor's Support Prayer Group was asked to pray for churches in Hinsdale, IL, Redding, CA, and Wacama, WA where there are serious discussions about breaking from the faith and forming/joining 1st day churches. Moreover, there are increasing numbers of SDA churches that no longer remit a complete tithe. Percentages of the tithes are diverted to local projects in clear violation of church standards. In many cases, the church membership has voted such actions. For all intents and purposes, this diversion of tithes is equal to "abandoning the faith."
Finally, there are SDA churches formed solely to practice a certain worship style. Here in the Andrew University area there is a church for historical Adventists, a fellowship for those who practice ancient Jewish worship acts, a group that includes drama, Christian rock and poetry as the 11:00 hour, a group that practices a variant Catholic format, a church that is also completely Pentecostal and separate churches for blacks students, Asians, Hispanics, Africans and many other cultures. As you can see, the words of Scripture have special relevance, "Will there be any faith on the Earth when the Son of Man comes?"
Joseph W. Warren
Spring Hope Ministries