A letter to the Archibishop of Malta

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                                                                                    7th July 2009
                                                                                   

Dear Archbishop Cremona,

I hope that this letter finds you in good health, and enjoying your day, with the help of God.

I kindly wish to inform you of some serious discrepancies of God’s Commandments, which is “sold” to the public by your church, and between the Bible, that has been purposely deleted, even when considering your own Catholic Bible version.

My son, came home this year, with a different set of Commandments at school.  My motivation therefore is to set things right, before my son, and more importantly before God.  This matter should not be taken lightly as Commandments are after all, a command from God.

The Catholic faith, is promoting the wrong set of Commandments, and this is not good, it is frankly very evil.  All you have to do, is to get a Bible (the King James version is the best one in print now, but even the Catholic one is close to the original Commandments) and revisit either Exodus or Deuteronomy.  Then you would be able to produce the right set of Commandments.

If the Bible and faith are the cornerstones of being Christian, then why has even the church not been able to set things right on the Commandments?  These are the ABCs of Moses’s Law, by which Christ surely abides.  I feel that the Christian community still have to grapple with the bare basics of what God has written to us in the Bible. Christians have surely failed in this regard, and I will prove my point. 

We do have a choice though, we either adopt God’s word in the Bible, or we do not.
The “do not” negative stance against God’s word, is today so severe, that I feel a strong moral obligation to inform you on this, as the head of the Catholic Church in Malta.

The focal point of my discussion is that the first two Commandments, which are the two most important ones, are systematically being discarded and broken every day, by adherents to the church. This does not only apply to the Catholic Church but also to other Christian denominations as well.  Then later, some time is spent on the concept of the Sabbath, as well.

My motivation in writing this letter is simply that as written by Matthew:

5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least COMMANDments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the Kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach [them], the same shall be called great in the Kingdom of heaven.

I wish to uphold God and His word to the highest esteem, as much as possible, and to transmit this knowledge to you, as the highest religious administrator in this country. It is about saving your soul, and to the hundreds of thousands of followers of your church.

Saving just one soul, would be worthwhile, if the message contained in this letter would be understood and implemented, but more so, should many more be saved.

I am also very furious at the wrong set of Commandments that are being taught in our schools, and that the church is responsible for promoting such false doctrine.  It is hard to re-teach my children on the real set of Commandments, after having to unlearn the false ones. 

This creates confusion in the child, as he has to decide which set of the true Commandments are being the ones, vis-à-vis the ones that the Catholic Church teaches.

 

THE REAL SET OF COMMANDMENTS

In the Bible, the Commandments are written in Exodus 20 v 1-17, as was given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, and repeated also in Deuteronomy 5:7-21.

The Catholic Bible itself includes the CORRECT list of COMMANDments (Exodus 20:4-6; Deuteronomy 4:16 and 5:8-10).

The Catholic link http://www.catholic.org/Bible/ten_commandments.php proves that the correct list of Commandments were written as in Exodus 20 and also in Deuteronomy 5.  The Second Commandment is also stated also in Deuteronomy 4 http://www.catholic.org/Bible/book.php?id=5  line 16.

Now please consider the correct set of  the 10 Commandments, see Deuteronomy 5:7 -21, as stated in the King of kings Bible, the best authorized Bible, after the King James version.  (So far the King of kings Bible is only in electronic format):

 

5:7 Thou shalt have none other gods before Me.

5:8 Thou shalt not make thee [ANY] graven image, [or] ANY likeness [of ANY thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the waters beneath the earth [neither shalt thou possess them if others make them]:

5:9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the "I AM" thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate [or disobey] Me,

5:10 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love [and obey] Me and KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.

5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the "I AM" thy God in vain (use it when not talking to Him, or about Him): for the "I AM" will not hold [him] guiltless that taketh His name in vain [and thus wasteth His time or insulteth Him].

5:12 Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it, as the "I AM" thy God hath commanded thee. [It is NOT wrong to do GOOD deeds on the Sabbath. The Sabbath was made for man. Man was not made for the Sabbath (Mark 2:27 to 3:5).]

5:13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:

5:14 But the seventh day (Saturday) [is] the Sabbath of the "I AM" thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.

5:15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and [that] the "I AM" thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the "I AM" thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath day.

5:16 Honour thy Father and thy mother (Israel) and keep The Covenant, as the "I AM" thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the "I AM" thy God giveth thee.

5:17 Thou shalt NOT murder (kill un-Lawfully).

5:18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery [neither personally, nor nationally].

5:19 Neither shalt thou steal [nor make up thine own laws to enable thee to do so by fraud (deceiving people)].

5:20 Neither shalt thou tell lies [not even to thy "Self", neither to, nor] against thy neighbour.

5:21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any [thing] that [is] thy neighbour's.

 

The above Commandments are not written in numerical format, but as according to the book of Deuteronomy.

Concerning the second Commandment above, this is in harmony with Deuteronomy 7:26 as stated below:

Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: [but] thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it [is] a cursed thing.

I am stating the above, as your church is so plagued with idols and the like.
Upon reading Fr. Rene Camilleri’s article on The Times, (15th March 2009), see http://archive.timesofmalta.com/articles/vie.... , wherein he concluded his article:

“What is so simple in the Gospel seems so complicated to our mindset. Christ crucified reverses everything: the temple is destroyed and Golgotha becomes the real temple. It is in the real sanctuary where Christ shed his blood to wash away our sins, and where we can find our way back home. Otherwise our religion remains lost in idolatry, worshipping the false gods we create in our own image and likeness.”

This conclusion should be studied further.  You should pose the question: “Is the Catholic Church, lost in idolatry?”  Perhaps you were never confronted with that question, and I kindly ask you to consider it seriously.
Perhaps a short list of other questions might come to mind, into aiding you to come to some better conclusion, such as:

  1. What constitutes an idol?
  2. What are images of heaven?
  3. Are idols/statues within the church acceptable?

Expressing idolatrous worship is said to involve one (or more of the following):
           
   1. Prostrating yourself before an idol (in adoration or reverential fear)
   2. Offering sacrifices to idols (i.e., offering korbonot or any gift)
   3. Eating before idols (i.e., partaking of meat offered to them)
   4. Drinking before idols (i.e., performing any libation or drinking to them)

Now consider this what you do in church:

  1. You bow down to altars;
  2. You have images of heaven (in some churches, but not all of them)
  3. Have normally, a lot of statues and paintings in church

The second Commandment is clear, in that you should not bow down to ANY ALTARS and to ANY graven images. 

If the above is not clear to you, may it be that should one practice idolatry for so long in your life, could it be that, as stated in the Old Testament:

Psalm: 97:7 Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship Him, all [ye] gods.
Psalm: 106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
Solomon: 14:11. Therefore even upon the idols of the Gentiles there shall be a visitation: because; though formed of things which God created; they are turned into an abomination, and stumblingblocks to the souls (Beings) of men (humans), and a snare to the feet of the unwise.
14:12. For the devising of idols was the beginning of spiritual fornication (see also Rev. 17:1-5), and the invention of them the corruption of life.
14:27. For the worshipping of idols which should not be made nor named is the beginning, the cause, and the end, of all evil.
14:28. For the worshippers either make themselves merry unto madness, or prophesy lies, or live unjustly, or else they readily swear false oaths and think it of no consequence.
14:29. For insomuch as their trust is in idols, which have no life; though they swear falsely, yet they expect not to be hurt.

So the above Psalms and with the wisdom of Solomon, confirms over and over that idol worshippers are confounded, they are a snare upon you, and that they are the CAUSE and the END of ALL EVIL.

The consequences of breaking God’s laws are exceedingly serious for the soul.  God Himself says, through Christ, that they are the "lowest of the low", and it is written in Matt. 5 v 19 and Luke 13 v 25-27. "Anyone who breaks the least of the COMMANDments and teaches others to do the same (e.g. bowing down to graven images) is the least in the Kingdom of heaven."

Can we get any clearer picture, than that please?

Now I wish to spend some time explaining to you, the meaning of the Commandment:

5:14 But the seventh day (Saturday) [is] the Sabbath of the "I AM" thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.

For some reason the Catholics adopt Sunday as their day of God, when it should be Saturday.  Genesis states that God rested on the seventh day, and that is the Sabbath. 

I pray that you would understand the full meaning behind each paragraph and to muse upon them, to allow the Holy Spirit to guide you accordingly.

Proof of the above as according to Monsignor Professor P.P. Saydon, who was the first person who translated the original biblical text from Hebrew to Maltese (see photocopies of these attached):

    1. Proof that the correct text and sequence of the Commandments is recorded in Exodus 20: 1:17 (pages 192 and 193), with Exodus 20:8 stating “Ftakar f’jum is –Sbit”, meaning “Remember the Sabbath”.
    2. Proof in Deuteronomy that confirms and elaborates on the Second Commandment 4:16-19 (page 389) that speaks about any images man, or woman, beast, winged fowl, creeping thing and fish.
    3. Ultimate and final proof of the correct sequence of the 10 Commandments by Mons. Saydon in Deuteronomy 5: 7 – 21 (pages 393-394). Note that the Second Commandment is intact, and that the correct translation for the Sabbath (Saturday, in 5:12 and 5:15) is there.

May the Lord bless Monsignor Saydon’s soul for giving us, for our sakes, the correct translation of the Sabbath.  

If you think that you have adopted Sunday as the Day of Our Lord, just because you think that Christ was risen on a Sunday, then even here you are mistaken.  I can prove it scripturally.

Satan loves division and confusion, and hence someone has to make that right again.  Just because the Jews have adopted the Sabbath as their day of worship, does not mean that anyone else can change God’s designated Day of rest and worship.

The Sabbath day in the Old Testament is the same as the Sabbath of the New Testament.  See Monsignor Saydon’s Bible (Matthew 12:1, Mark 1:21, Luke 4:16, etc) mentioning Saturday as the Sabbath, and NOT Sunday.

What is the consequence of teaching, therefore, the wrong Day for worship, and idolatry?  You are simply breaking these Commandments, and would face the consequences (as well as your adherents), in front of God!  As some people work on Saturday (shop-keepers especially), this practice certainly does not help the sanctity of this Holy Day.

I pray that you would find it in your heart to consider the above statements, and should you wish that you want to have a meeting with me, it would be my pleasure to do so.  It is my mission to save souls, and in following the true way of Christ.  Amen.

Under God’s guiding hands,

Christopher Grech

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