The July 13 Fatima Message

On 13 July 1917, Mary told three children in Fatima, Portugal:

You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end; but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.

To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world ….

There are a few problems with this message.

  1. “You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.”

    The fact of the matter is that God wants us to love Him above all. Why would He wish the world to devote to Mary’s Immaculate Heart?

  2. “When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.”

    The fact of the matter is that God is not a punishing God. He does not cause war. People make war of their own volition. People make war because they covet what other people have.

  3. “To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays.”

    My question is, why should Russia be consecrated to Mary’s Immaculate Heart and not to God? The fact of the matter is that the Communion of Reparation on the First Saturdays is a devotion to Mary.

    This devotion to Mary is illogical. Why should Catholics honour Mary, a created being, and not God the Creator?

    … This was subsequently exploited in a way that people used the figure of the mother Mary to create a being which receives their veneration, devotion and love to such an extent that it detracts the human being from his most important task on earth…. to establish contact with the Lord and Saviour Himself…. This applies to the exceptional demands for intercession as well as the illogical devotion which lacks all justification, for the mother of Jesus was chosen as a result of her piety…. but by no means aware of the immense grace which was bestowed upon her…. she was God’s chosen servant and therefore only God alone deserves the honour, for all beings are His work. (Proclamation 0756, The Word of God)

  4. “The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated.”

    The reference to the Catholic pope as the “Holy Father” is a dead giveaway that the message was not from God. In fact, Jesus told us in Matthew 23:9:

    And call none your father upon earth; for one is your father, who is in heaven.

  5. “In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph.”

    It appears to me that Mary is competing with God. My question is, shouldn’t it be God who triumphs in the end?

The Roman Catholic Church encourages the worship of Mary, who is known by her many titles: Mother of God, Star of the Sea, Cause of Our Joy, Queen of Heaven, Our Lady of Abundance, Our Lady of All Nations, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Loreto, etc. However, Jesus said in Matthew 4:10:

Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

The Fatima apparition is most likely a work of God‘s adversary. All those Marian apparitions are meant to lead unsuspecting Catholics away from God.

It is a sad thing that many Catholics are not familiar with the Bible. It is a sad thing that many Catholics set much store by apparitions. It is a sad thing that many Catholics put their trust in the Pope and in the Roman Catholic Church. But the saddest thing of all is that many Catholics do not use their God-given intellect to analyze what they have been taught and told.

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