|St. Michael the Archangel|
The First Defender of God and Heaven was
St. Michael the Archangel
His name means -- WHO is like God???
No one of course!
He is my Patron Saint as I write this blog to spread the faith by teaching, inspiring and defending it when needs be.
Saint Michael is known to be the angel that stood up against Satan, who thought he himself was as great or greater than God. Hence his name --Michael --Who is like God?
|St. Michael of Victory|
In the New Testament Michael leads God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan. "Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was not longer a place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to the earth and its angels were thrown down with it." Revelation 12:7-9
|Dead Sea Scroll|
Dead Sea Scrolls also mention St. Michael the Archangel --
|Angel of Revelation|
In the War Scroll, according to Menahem Mansoor, the angels of light, who are identified with Michael, the prince of light, will fight in heaven against the angels of darkness, who are identified with Belial, while the Sons of Light fight the Sons of Darkness on earth, and during the last of the seven battles described in the scroll will come and help the Sons of Light win the final victory.
Check out this wondrous TRUE STORY of St. Michael and a soldier... www.marypages.com/St.Michael.htm
|Our Lady of Sorrows|
Well, to further the education of the masses and defend my beliefs, I will be sharing blogs on the following subjects AND more:
- Catechism Lessons - the Basics and where to find more information
- Saints Inspirational writings - Saints writing about faith issues, about the Trinity, sacraments, being a martyr and much more...
|St. Michael cutting through fear|
- Images, Stories & Writings of the Saints - There are so many saints in the Catholic Church that lived exemplary lives, they teach us how to be faithful and give us a glimpse into their journey of faith.
- Angels Who are They? You see angels pictures and figures everywhere but do you know who they are? and what God's purpose for them is?
- Sacraments what are They? There are Seven Sacraments in the Catholic Church each one leading a soul closer to God
- The Popes who are they and why do we follow their guidance? Their lives and what they have accomplished in their time as the Supreme Pontiff, the list of popes from the beginning with St. Peter, the First Pope
- Persecutions against the Christian faith as well as the Catholic Church -- What is happening in the world when we are told we cannot pray in schools, have Christmas stables up, saying Merry Christmas is outlawed... and what is happening around the world to Christians who are being murdered for their faith.
- Atheism the New Religion -- What do they believe and why? Educated witnesses that were atheists and are now Christians
I do welcome any comments you may have... it's how we both learn, but remember I WILL defend my faith.