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Shout out to the MM Facebook group for getting me the scan. Also: Actual publication date is 04/25/2018 due to the ADW's weird weekly schedule, but I'm calling this "May 1 2018"

Stephan 04/29/2018:
	
Comments: 25 anti-ecumenical theses against the betrayal of the protestant reformation

Why christians have to reject the ecumenical movement? Or: What seperates us from Rome

The reformation: a blessing from God
1.The Christendom thanks God for the great blessing of the reformation: Soli Deo Gloria!
2.Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg (October 31, 1517) and started the reformation which led to the foundation of the protestant churches. For christians this was the fulfillment of the motto: POST TENEBRAS LUX: After the darkness shines the light.

The Christendom commemorates the reformators and martyrs
3.The Christendom honors Martin Luther as one its greatest leaders and commemorates him as a hero of faith and founder of the reformation. (Hebrews 13:7)
4.For the anniversary of the reformation, the christendom commemorates all the loyal teachers (1. Timothy 5:17) and the martyrs (Philippians 2:29-30) who risked their lives to be harbingers and foreruners of the reformation, especially Petrus Waldes, John Wyclif and Jan Hus.
5.The Christendom also commemorates the over 30000 men and women who were executed because of their protestant belief in the years 1519-1556.(Source: Martin Luther, 1992 Oncken-Verlag).

The reformation led to liberation - not division
6.The existence of a protestant church and a catholic church is perceived as a division by the world because it can't discern between dead religion and "living hope in Jesus Christ" (1 Peter 1:3). In reality, protestantism caused no schism of the christendom but the long awaited liberation of the church of Jesus Christ from the roman papacy. Therefore Luther spoke of the "Babylonian Captivity of the Church".
7. An adaption of a new "ecumenical" unity with Rome would be like a voluntary return to the babylonian captivity.

Isn't unity a duty of every Christian?
8.The formation of the protestant churches was no sin against the unity of the church or against the commandment of Jesus Christ "That they all may be one" (John 17:21) but happened in accordance with the word of God: "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord..." (2 Corinthians 6:17).  Therefore: be separate from idolatry and from false teachings like for example indulgences and celibacy with which millions were deceived.
9.Protestants who accept an "ecumenical" unity with Rome are in danger of a great apostasy of the end times foretold by the bible. The bible warns against this: "in latter times some will depart from the faith..." (1 Timothy 4:1). Because of the lack of "Love of the Truth" they risk to be carried away by "strong Fallacies" and finally "to belief a lie". (see 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and 10-12)

Without truth there can't be unity
10.Jesus Christ is the truth (John 14:6)
and the truth is the precondition of unity in Christ. In the bible there is no motto like: "Unity, unity above all" but God commands separation where it is necessary.
11.We read in the bible that separation is one commandment of God: "Come out of her, my people" (Revelation 18:4) "that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth." (Revelation 17:18): Rome?

What is Christian Unity?
12.The first Christians in Jerusalem led an exemplary life according to the commandment of Jesus Christ: "That they all may be one" (John 17:21). We read about them in Acts 4:32: "And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul" and "in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves." (Philippians 2:3)

All Christians should emulate this example of Christian Unity!
13.Jesus Christ's commandmend "That they all may be one" does not mean the establishment of a World Council of Churches or even a One-World-Church or One-World-Religion -- on the contrary: we read in the bible that every church has its own place, its own "candlestick" before the Lord. (Revelation 1:20) There is no such thing as a "Christian Alliance of Asia Minor". The creation of a One-World-Church organized by men matches not God's Plan for the "little flock" (Luke 12:32) but serves the goals of an anti-christian taking-in.

Has today's papacy changed for the better?
14.For Christians it is disastrous to not take God's Word seriously. In Matthew 7:18 the Lord teaches that "a bad tree" (like the tree of "Medieval Papacy" with all the "fruits" of terrible persecution of Christians)can never produce good fruits. Therefore you ask yourself why is it possible that despite of the clear words of Jesus Christ many Christians of our time cheer the papacy?
15.The bible knows no papacy - on the contrary : Jesus Christ warns explicitly of those who put themselves in the position of Christ (Matthew 24:5).
16.Rome fought violently against the reformation and never corrected one single false doctrine.

Is not Peter the rock on which the Church of Jesus Christ is built?
17.The Scriptures testify: "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 3:11) Peter himself teaches that Jesus Christ is the cornerstone and rock on which the Church is built. (1 Peter 2:6-8)
18. According to the law of the catholic church, the title of the pope is "Holy Father" but the bible says is Matthew 23:9 King James Version (KJV)
"And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven."
God alone is the "Holy Father" (see John 17:11). For this reason the christendom prays: "Our father which art in heaven" (not in Rome!).

Jesus Christ, the only head of the christendom
19.According to the Corpus Iuris Canonici, the Pope claims to be the supreme administrator, supreme lawgiver, and supreme judge. But the Holy Scriptures say that Jesus Christ is the head of the christendom. (Ephesians 5:23) Therefore the protestant churches hold on to the principle of the reformation: SOLUS CHRISTUS (Christ alone!).
20. According to the canon law of the catholic Church the Pope claims to be the highest authority on matters of faith. Jesus however teaches: "for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. (Matthew 23:8) Therefore the Christendom holds on to the principle of the reformation: The Holy Bible is the only Authority for the Christian faith: SOLA SCRIPTURA  (the holy scripture alone!).

A last warning signal
21. The words of Jesus Christ are clear: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6). But in the year 2016, the alleged "Christ's Vicar on earth" claimed the opposite and said: men of different religions could "search and find god in different ways" because "all men are god's children". This papal statement is an obvious warning signal to all believers regarding an "ecumenical" unity with Rome. Christendom, Wake up!

Jesus Christ, the only way to salvation
22. As long as men live in resistance to God and disregard his commandments they can't be children of god because it is God's will and commandment for all men "that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ". (1 John 3:23)

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I hope my translation of some of the anti-ecumenical theses will help insecure christians in these end times.


La Gazza Ladra 05/10/2018
	

5 names are spelled at the very beginning of the message: Pym, Hampden, Haslering, Holles and Strode. Historically speaking those were the five that opposed directly 
Charles I (Church separatists) and faced arrest, but they escaped before the royal police laid a hand on them. I don't know why the first name is sperated by a dot (.) 
rather than a coma (,) maybe it's me being paranoid over a photocopy aberration.  

It has always been clear to me that the Confessio Augustana mentioned even in latter publications of the MD mystery points toward it's real celebration date which is 
as far as I know the 25th of June.
Maybe is it a congregation taking place at this date, some kind of a rendez-vous taking place each year or so.
A meeting also needs a place and franckly I can't seem to find where neither the Hotel California, nor the Commonwealth Room refers to.

The references to Pig acquisition and Loyal Order of Un-reconstructed Freaks are only steering me to a supper indication (especially with le bout de porc which is a 
pretty fine pig meat dish), tho I highly doubt of this interpretation.

It is indicated that The Little Orphan Children (One of those that are supposedly writting MD mysteries) will podcast or transmit what is being said during this meeting. 
To find the frequency you have to decypher it either using the Auld Licht clue (which was a puritan scoottish curch schism in the XVIIth century Great Britain),
or the metrics indicated by the Sheakspear quote ==>  Macbeth, Act1 Scene7, verse 480.
How to link that to a frequency? I don't know. Is it even a Hertzian radio signal or a mere Citizen band? 
As I am not living in Arizona can't verify any of those hypothesis.

The pelagian reference is another way to elaborate a very clerical manner to leave a message; What I know from pelagianism is they refute the orginal sin as a universal 
punition, this being said, they tend not to feel guilt the same way a protestant would do, hence the verbal assault (from what I know, the Orphanage is very protestant 
oriented).
Ultimately, a gambit is an obstruction (from the italian 'la gambetta' => the leg), so an ecumenical gambit should be an abstract way to formulate a willing difficulty 
made on a religious matter ... Or is it? 

Grace 05/16/2018
Sorry you might have figured this out already but "here upon this bank and shoal of time" is from Macbeth, Act One Scene 7 lines 1-28. 
maybe these numbers are the "metrics"?

The baron 05/16/2018
Hampton is Archbishop Of Armagh Christopher Hampton	

Order of council against Protestant immigration to the americas 1637

Pym. Hamden. Haserlig. Cromwell obliged to disembark


Mick 10/31/2018
 "Orate pro nobis" translates to "Pray for us".  However I think the use of "orate" may be wrong. It may be more right to say be "ora".

S. J. 11/14/2018
Gustav II Adolf (9/19 December 1594 – 6/16 November 1632, O.S./N.S.), widely known in English by his Latinised name Gustavus Adolphus or as Gustav II Adolph,[1] 
was the King of Sweden from 1611 to 1632 who is credited for the founding of Sweden as a great power

Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658)[a] was an English military and political leader. He served as Lord 
Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 1653 until his death

Travis 12/09/2018
"And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, 
that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his 
hand a sharp sickle. And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, 
and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe."

- Revelation 14:13-15
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