Why is it that the only “Christians” that receive the “Stigmata” are Catholic? Are these marks “holy” or the complete opposite?
I have never heard of born-again Christians having the bloody wounds of Christ. This is because they have accepted Jesus’ free gift of salvation without having to rely on themselves to get to heaven for being “good.”
Saved sinners know exactly what they’ve been saved from. They know there is NOTHING they can do to save themselves. No ritual, no perfect prayer, no good work, no nice deed and no perfect church attendance can save a sinner. Only the blood of Jesus can save. When we accept Christ’s finished work on the cross for us, light meets darkness and we are made new. We can’t take a rag and clean our own souls, only the blood of Lamb can make us clean and white as snow.
The Catholic Church says that those who have the stigmata are ultra holy and have mystical union with God. They have reached a higher plain of intimacy with Jesus, than the average Christian. Because of there unique union with Jesus, they can bear the marks of Jesus on their body.
Let’s take a look at some Stigmatists:
You can watch this young married woman tortured by spirits here:
Back in the day, I would’ve thought she must have been super holy. This woman, surrounded by idols and icons is under demonic attack. Jesus came to heal the sick and deliver the oppressed. He did not come to make people sick, make them suffer for other people’s sins (as if His blood was insufficient) and give them holy wounds to pay for the sins of the world. What blasphemy is this. Lying signs and wonders.
If you are caught up in following these tortured people thinking you must be like them to win God’s favor, repent and turn to Jesus of Nazareth. The ‘jesus’ they worship is a different ‘jesus.’
Jesus said not to let anyone know you are suffering when fasting.
“When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show others they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others that you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
If He felt this way about fasting and how important it is not to parade your suffering, why would He give bloody wounds for people to worship and revere? Do these wounds portray the Gospel? No, they negate it by adding to the cross of Christ.
Written by Sue