Catholic Goa citizens of India are panicking when they look at the moon at night. They claim to see an image of “Mary” and baby “Jesus.” The people of Goa insist it is a sign of the apocalypse and Mary is warning the world by putting an image of herself on the moon. The local priests are asking villagers to not take the image so seriously.
“We do not react to such reports and in cases like this. Our advice (to church members) is not to see anything. There has to be some significance in the whole thing and anything religious has to be considered in all its aspects,” said Father Tony Charanghat.
Residents who saw the image said it was very obvious. He found out about the image from a Hindu friend:
“There was a semblance of a crown on the mother’s head. The image was very dark and it was not difficult to identify it,” said Joseph Dias of Santa Cruz.
Dias said, “In the cities, people do not take such things seriously. But there is a lot of fear in the villages. People think that the world will end in a few years and that the image is a message to prepare for the event.”
Scientists offer a simple answer to the phenomenon:
“The moon’s atmosphere is almost airless and meteors crash into its surface creatingcraters. Sunlight falling on the depressions creates shades.
Even Galileo mistook these shaded areas and named them the Sea of Tranquility, and so on.
Similarly, other shaded areas could look like images of humans or animals,” said Dr. JJ Rawal, former director of Nehru Planetarium and founder President of Indian Planetary Society.
It is very sad and tragic that these poor people are living in fear for some supposed images they see on the moon.
These people are not living in Christ. They are clinging to a goddess.
The Catholic Church has made beautiful, faithful Miriam into a goddess to be worshiped. They have given her attributes of God as well, claiming she can hear and answer the prayers of all the people on earth. In the Catholic Catechism it says Mary is the “All Holy One” (the capital letters are in the Catechism, I did not add them myself). The last time I checked, only God Almighty is the All Holy One. That is utter blasphemy. Here is an excerpt from the Catechism:
Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death: By asking Mary to pray for us, we acknowledge ourselves to be poor sinners and we address ourselves to the “Mother of Mercy,” the All-Holy One. We give ourselves over to her now, in the Today of our lives. And our trust broadens further, already at the present moment, to surrender “the hour of our death” wholly to her care. May she be there as she was at her son’s death on the cross. May she welcome us as our mother at the hour of our passing 38 to lead us to her son, Jesus, in paradise.
The Catholic Church also says that Mary is Mediatrix of All Graces and that all grace comes through Mary.
The Lord does not need mediators. His atonement gave us access to the Father. We have one mediator, which is Jesus Christ alone. Apparitions of Mary, images in pancakes, candy and the moon distract people from coming to Christ for salvation.
Vainly they hold on to idols instead of trusting in the blood of Jesus. Mary was a wonderful believer saved by her Son. She is a creature, not a goddess.She is not omnipotent and omnipresent. She can not hear the thoughts and prayers of people around the world.
Prayers are said to God, NOT the dead. To pray to the dead is necromancy. I thank the Lord from saving me from the idolatry of praying to Mary, which I did for many years. Stop praying to Mary and turn to the Lord who will turn your ashes to beauty.
to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified
“I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols.
The children gather wood, the fathers kindle fire, and the women knead dough, to make cakes for the queen of heaven. And they pour out drink offerings to other gods, to provoke me to anger.
Written by: Sue