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Commentary by Roger Oakland

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In my research for Understand The Times, I have read a myriad of books and articles dealing with current events. From time to time, I come across information that opens up new avenues of research that sheds light into the darkness.  Such information is important to my calling to warn people about the deception that is taking place around the world in the name of Christ in the days in which we live.

Jesus warned us about Last Days spiritual deception that would take place before He returned to planet earth. When asked by His disciples what events would indicate His second coming was near, He responded with a number of answers. Without question, His most urgent warning was centered on the fact that many would be deceived by many in His name. [1]

Thomas Petrisko’s book, Mother of the Secret: From Eucharistic Miracles to Marian Apparitions Heaven has sought to illuminate and defend what was once the Church’s greatest secret [2] gives Bible believers a serious glimpse of the kind of deception that Jesus was warning about. This entire book is focused on Eucharistic miracles and Marian apparitions. It is written with the idea that signs and wonders associated with the “presence of Jesus” in the Eucharist and the appearances of his mother Mary happening worldwide are fundamental to understanding true Christianity.

The majority of Petrisko’s book promotes countless examples of Eucharistic miracles that have been reported throughout the history of Christianity. As well, he quotes numerous visionaries who say they have been visited by a supernatural personage they believe to be Mary, the mother of Jesus. Petrisko insists these manifestations and revelations are all true.

Further, he predicts that additional Eucharistic miracles, once called the greatest secret of the Church, are about to become the cornerstone of a new era in the Church – an era in which Jesus Christ will reign throughout the world in His “presence in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.” This period of time is called the “Eucharistic Reign of Jesus.” The belief is that these supernatural events will unite all religions for the cause of peace and bring healing to those of all backgrounds and beliefs



Now, the point I want to make – Petrisko insists that an apparitional “Mary” will soon reveal the secret of the presence of Christ in the Eucharist to the whole world. He believes more and more people will be converted to “Christianity” based upon these supernatural appearances of Christ and his mother Mary. A new era is about to be unveiled, he believes.

Jesus warned about this very period of history. He said the end of time would be marked by many who would testify that they had seen Him. The events that would be associated with these appearances He called “lying signs and wonders.” [3]

We live in a time when it is important to pay attention to what God has said in His word rather than seeking after manifestations and apparitions, which are one of the major signs of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Of course, it is your choice whether or not you heed the warning.

I am Roger Oakland. This has been a biblical perspective to help understand the times


[1]  Matthew 24:5

[2] Thomas W. Petrisko, Mother of the Secret, Queenship Publishing Company, Santa Barbara, CA. 1997

[3] Matthew 24:23-25


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