‘Mother and Father God’?

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There is no “Mother God;” only Father God – God the Almighty Father. There is no ‘mother earth’ either. Let us eliminate the confusion once and for all.

For those who keep saying ‘mother god’, here are some posts that illustrate clearly the nature and Persons of the Trinity, especially the Heavenly Father:

  1. God the First Person is Father not mother – 1
  2. God the First Person is Father not mother – 2
  3. God the First Person is Father not mother – 3
  4. God the First Person is Father not mother – 4
  5. We do not know God the First Person unless we confess Him as Father
  6. The reference point for God’s existence is His Fatherhood not His essence – 1
  7. The reference point for God’s existence is His Fatherhood not His essence – 2
  8. The reference point for God’s existence is His Fatherhood not His essence – 3

Who shall we worship?

Here is the answer to this question provided by Saint Augustine:

Delight in Him from whom you have received everything that delights you. In that I do not include sin, for sin is the one thing that you do not receive from Him. With that one exception, everything you have comes from Him.

To the Pachamama-believers / wannabes / revisionists:

Everything you have comes from God. Not from ‘Mother Earth.’ You are deeply insulting the Father and Creator of all – the Heavenly Father – by claiming that Pachamama gives you providence.

About the Creator and the creature

Photo: Alexei Boitsov

There is one Creator: God the Father. Him, we worship and adore, with every fiber of our being, through His Son, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit. No one else do we give absolute worship; only the Most Holy Trinity.

We give relative worship to the icons of God and His saints. No one else do we give this kind of worship.

The earth, created and given to us by God to live on and sustain us, is not God. It is not even a god. It deserves care. Being a material object, not a Divine Person, it has no entitlement to relative worship or absolute worship.

To loudly and proudly proclaim that, in 25 years, you have never baptized an indigenous person who is formally unbaptized, and would not do so if asked, is to loudly and proudly proclaim that (1) you believe such souls belong to you (they do not) and (2) you believe none of them deserve to have restored within them the likeness of God (who are you to judge?).

True cultural and colonial oppression.

The following words of Christ, the Lord, apply:

You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to (Mt 23:13).

The First Two Commandments

“You shall not have strange gods before Me.

“You shall not make for yourself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. You shall not adore them, nor serve them: I am the Lord your God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me: And showing mercy unto thousands to them that love Me and keep My commandments” (Ex. 20:1-2).

What is spiritual inheritance? – Response to a question

The question has been asked, “What is spiritual inheritance?” Here is a brief and uncomplicated response.

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God (Jn 1:12-13).

As human beings, we were made by God, for God. The Father is the Creator. He owns everything that exists in the universe. Riches and graces are His that are unimaginable to the human mind. Chief among these are everlasting order, peace, love, joy and happiness, the quality and quantity of which cannot be conceived.

When we decide to become His children, a choice made freely through the exercise of our free will, we become heirs to everything God has. Just as His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, possesses everything the Almighty Father has, so do we enrich ourselves even from this earthly life when we decide to accept the Creator as our own Father. We receive His protection and blessings in ways beyond comprehension or worldly explanation, and upon our passing, we come to enjoy the infinitely loving Father Himself in all His glory.

Scripture on the Divine Heart of God the Father

The Heart of God the Father in Christianity is indicated by 27 specific references in Sacred Scripture (Bartolo-Abela, 2012), with 26 of these references being in the Old Testament, whereas one of the references is in the New Testament (Bovenmars, 1991). Many of these references exist in all three major sources of Scripture including the Septuagint (LXX), the Masoretic text and the Latin Vulgate. A few of the references could be considered doubtful because of their presence in only one of the aforementioned sources.

The 27 references in Scripture which speak about the Heart of the Father are: 

  1. Gn 6:6-7 (Vulgate, LXX);
  2. Gn 8:21 (Masoretic);
  3. Jb 7:17 (Vulgate, Masoretic);
  4. Jb 9:4 (Vulgate, Masoretic);
  5. Jb 10:11-13 (Vulgate, Masoretic);
  6. Ps 32:11 (Vulgate) / 33:11 (LXX, Masoretic);
  7. Ps 77:70-72 (Vulgate, Masoretic) / 78:70-72 (LXX);
  8. Is 63:4 (Vulgate, Masoretic);
  9. Jer 3:14-15 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  10. Jer 7:30-31 (Vulgate, LXX);
  11. Jer 19:5 (LXX);
  12. Jer 23:20 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  13. Jer 30:24 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  14. Jer 32:35 (Vulgate);
  15. Jer 32:41 (Vulgate, Masoretic) / 39:41 (LXX);
  16. Jer 44:21 (Vulgate) / 51:21 (LXX);
  17. Lam 3:33 (LXX);
  18. Ez 28:2 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  19. Hos 11:8-9 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  20. 1 Chr 17:19 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  21. 2 Chr 7:16 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  22. 1 Kgs 2:35 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  23. 1 Kgs 13:14 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  24. 2 Kgs 7:21 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  25. 3 Kgs 9:3 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  26. 4 Kgs 10:30 (Vulgate, LXX, Masoretic);
  27. Acts 13:22 (Vulgate).

References

  1. Bartolo-Abela, M. (2012). The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Apologia and Canon. East Longmeadow, MA: Apostolate of the Divine Heart.
  2. Bovenmars, J. G. (1991). Biblical spirituality of the heart. New York: Alba House.

Praying for those who have lost their faith

Consecrate people who have lost their faith to the Heavenly Father. He will take care of things in His own time and according to their readiness to welcome Him back into their hearts. He always intervenes even though you may remain unaware about it.

The Father waits for His children

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“Even if your sins were as repulsive as mud, your confidence and your love will make Me forget them, so you will not be judged! I am just, it is true, but love pays for everything! . . . I make you a promise which will have an eternal effect. It is this: call Me by the name of Father, with confidence and love, and you will receive everything from this Father, with love and mercy . . . If you love Me and call Me by the sweet name of Father, you will begin to live, here and now, in the love and the trust which will make you happy in eternity and which you will sing in heaven in the company of the elect…..

“I would like to make My home in every family, as in My domain, so that all can say with absolute assurance: ‘We have a Father Who is infinitely good, infinitely rich and greatly merciful. He thinks about us and is close to us. He looks after us, supports us. He will give us everything we need if we ask Him. All his riches are ours, we will have everything we need.’ I am there precisely in order that you should ask Me for what you need. ‘Ask and you will receive.’ In My fatherly goodness I will give you everything provided that all regard Me as a true Father, living among His family as I indeed do…..

Father, I love You, I adore You, I worship You.

“You who especially need someone to take care of you in life, so that you can avoid evil, come to Me! I am the Father Who loves you more than any other creature will ever be able to do! Take refuge close, very close to Me, confide in Me your thoughts and your desires. I will love you tenderly. I will give you graces for the present and bless your future. You can be sure I will not forget you after fifteen or twenty-five or thirty years, having created you. Come! I see that you greatly need a sweet and infinitely good Father like Me…..

“I have just opened up a fountain of living water, which will never dry up from now until the end of time. I am coming to you, My creatures, to open My paternal Breast filled with love for you, My children. I want you to be witnesses of My infinite and merciful love. It is not enough for Me to have shown you My love; I also want to open up My Heart to you, whence a refreshing spring will issue and where all men will quench their thirst. They will then experience joys they have never known until now through being so weighed down by the exaggerated fear they had of Me, their tender Father…..

“Since the time when I promised men a Savior, I have let this spring gush forth. I made it pass through My Son’s Heart to reach you. But My immense love for you makes Me do even more, opening My Breast from which this water of salvation will gush for My children and I permit them to draw freely whatever they need for time and for eternity.

“But, you will say to Me, how can we come to You? Oh, come by the path of confidence, call Me your Father, love Me in spirit and truth, and this will be enough to make this refreshing and powerful water quench your thirst. But if you really want this water to give you all you need to know and love Me, and if you feel cold and indifferent, call Me by the sweet name of Father and I will come to you. My spring will give you love, confidence and everything you need to be loved forever by your Father and Creator. As I desire most to be known by all of you, so that you can all enjoy, even here on earth, My goodness and My tenderness, make yourselves apostles to those who still do not know Me and I will bless your toil and efforts, preparing great glory for you with Me in eternity…..

We love You, Father. We give ourselves to You.

“As for My children who do not follow the truth, I wish all the more to enfold them in My fatherly predilection, so that they may open their eyes to the light which now shines more clearly than ever. This is the time of graces, foreseen and awaited since the beginning of time! I am here personally to talk to you. I come as the most tender and loving of fathers. I stoop down, forgetful of Myself, to raise you up to Me and ensure your salvation. All of you who are now living and you too who are in the void, but who will live century after century until the end of the world, remember that you are not alone: a Father thinks of you and offers you a share in the unfathomable privileges of His love. Approach the spring which will gush forever from My fatherly Breast. Taste the sweetness of this health-giving water and when you have felt all its delicious power in your souls satisfying all your needs, come and cast yourselves into the ocean of My charity so as to live only in Me, to die to yourselves and to live eternally in Me…..

“Some of you, examining this work of love I am carrying out among men, will find cause for criticism and will say: ‘But don’t the missionaries, after arriving in those distant countries, talk to the non-believers about God, His goodness and His mercy? What more could they say about God, since they speak of Him all the time?’ The missionaries have spoken and still speak of God as far as they know Him, but I assure you, you do not know Me as I am because I am coming to proclaim Myself the Father of all and the most tender of fathers, in order to transform your love which has become distorted by fear. I come to make Myself similar to My creatures, to correct the idea you have of a terrifyingly just God, as I see men spending their whole lives without confiding in their only Father, Whose only wish is to make their earthly life easier and then give them a divine life in heaven. This is a proof that souls do not know Me any more than you do, not having overcome the idea you have about Me. But now I am giving you this light. Remain in the light and bring it to everybody and it will be a powerful means both to obtain conversions and to shut, if possible, the gates of hell, for I now repeat My promise, which will last forever:

“ALL THOSE WHO CALL ME BY THE NAME OF FATHER, EVEN IF ONLY ONCE, WILL NOT PERISH, BUT WILL BE SURE OF THEIR ETERNAL LIFE AMONG THE CHOSEN ONES” (The Father Speaks to His Children).

The Divine Heart and the people – 2

“The chorus of the Church Triumphant and those of the Church Militant are united to our Lord in the divine action so that with Him, in Him and through Him, they may ravish the Heart of God the Father and make His mercy all our own” ~ St. Francis de Sales.

The Divine Heart and the people

“Return to that most loving Heart of your Father, which is full of love and mercy for you, which will receive you home, heaping upon you blessings. Return, you transgressors, to the Heart, ‘which means to My Heart that is all yours, since I have given it entirely to you'” ~ St. Eudes.

Christ in the Divine Heart of the Father – 2

“The Son lives by the Father because He is the Word given forth from the Heart of the Father, because He comes forth from the Father, because He is begotten of the bowels of the Father, because the Father is the fountain and root of the Son’s being” ~ St. Ambrose.

Christ in the Divine Heart of the Father

“Alone begotten of God, in a way peculiar to Himself, from the womb of His own Heart – even as the Father Himself testifies, ‘My Heart, says He, has emitted My most excellent Word'” ~ Tertullian.