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STUDY - MORAL
ISSUES - KING
JAMES BIBLE - CULTS
After the Second Vatican Council in 1965 set forth the church's stand on human rights, the church in Spain moved from a position of unswerving support for Franco's rule to one of guarded criticism. During the final years of the dictatorship, the church withdrew its support from the regime and became one of its harshest critics. This evolution in the church's position divided Spanish Catholics. Within the institution, right-wing sentiment, opposed to any form of democratic change, was typified by the Brotherhood of Spanish Priests, the members of which published vitriolic attacks on church reformers. Opposition took a more violent form in such groups as the rightist Catholic terrorist organization known as the Warriors of Christ the King, which assaulted progressive priests and their churches.
Whereas this reactionary faction was vociferous in its resistance to any change within the church, other Spanish Catholics were frustrated at the slow pace of reform in the church and in society, and they became involved in various leftist organizations. In between these extreme positions, a small, but influential, group of Catholics--who had been involved in lay Catholic organizations such as Catholic Action--favored liberalization in both the church and the regime, but they did not enter the opposition forces. They formed a study group called Tacito, which urged a gradual transition to a democratic monarchy. The group's members published articles advocating a Christian democratic Spain.
The church continued to be in opposition to the Franco regime throughout the dictatorship's final years. The Joint Assembly of Bishops and Priests held in 1971 marked a significant phase in the distancing of the church from the Spanish state. This group affirmed the progressive spirit of the Second Vatican Council and adopted a resolution asking the pardon of the Spanish people for the hierarchy's partisanship in the Civil War.
At the Episcopal Conference convened in 1973, the bishops demanded the separation of church and state, and they called for a revision of the 1953 Concordat. Subsequent negotiations for such a revision broke down because Franco refused to relinquish the power to veto Vatican appointments. Until his death, Franco never understood the opposition of the church. No other Spanish ruler had enacted measures so favorable to the church as Franco, and he complained bitterly about what he considered to be its ingratitude.
Because the church had already begun its transformation into a modern institution a decade before the advent of democracy to Spain, it was able to assume an influential role during the transition period that followed Franco's death. Furthermore, although disagreements over church-state relations and over political issues of particular interest to the Roman Catholic Church remained, these questions could be dealt with in a less adversarial manner under the more liberal atmosphere of the constitutional monarchy.
A revision of the Concordat was approved in July 1976 by the newly formed Suarez government. Negotiations soon followed that resulted in bilateral agreements, delineating the relationship between the Vatican and the new democratic state (see Religion). The 1978 Constitution confirms the separation of church and state while recognizing the role of the Roman Catholic faith in Spanish society.
Within this basic framework for the new relationship between the church and the government, divisive issues remained to be resolved in the late 1980s. The church traditionally had exercised considerable influence in the area of education, and it joined conservative opposition parties in mounting a vigorous protest against the education reforms that impinged on its control of the schools. Even more acrimonious debate ensued over the emotionally charged issues of divorce and abortion. The church mobilized its considerable influence in support of a powerful lobbying effort against proposed legislation that was contrary to Roman Catholic doctrine governing these subjects. The passage of a law in 1981 legalizing civil divorce struck a telling blow against the influence of the church in Spanish society. A law legalizing abortion under certain circumstances was passed in August 1985 and further liberalized in November 1986, over the fierce opposition of the church.
Another manifestation of the redefined role of the church was contained in measures aimed at reducing, and ultimately eliminating, direct government subsidies to the church. As part of the agreements reached in 1979, the church concurred with plans for its financial independence, to be achieved during a rather lengthy transitional period. At the end of 1987, the government announced that, after a three-year trial period, the church would receive no further direct state aid but would be dependent on what citizens chose to provide, either through donations or by designating a portion of their income tax for the church. Although the church's exempt status constituted an indirect subsidy, the effect of this new financial status on the church's ability to wield political influence remained to be seen.
Although church-state relations involved potentially polarizing issues, the church played a basically cooperative and supportive role in the emergence of plural democracy in Spain. Although it no longer had a privileged position in society, its very independence from politics and its visibility made it an influential force.
Sacred King (see logo below) is a pagan notion from ancient times, The rule of
all the world, and the displacement of temporal authority, is the root of the
Roman Catholic version:
following site is the Warriors of Christ site in the USA, and they are located
in northern New Mexico.
Their link page contains churches from Catholic, Episcopal, to Fundamental Baptist KJV only. We need to be very cautious these days about so-called Fundamental Baptist churches.
butt Roman Catholic warriors hate Fundamentalists:
believe this site is a front for many Catholic progressive groups, and WOC is
on the list with Opus Dei:
motorcycle club? Alabama group is WOC:
join this Facebook group and let me know what they are up to please:
the most potent mystics listed at this page near the bottom. These are Roman Catholics
from the past who fire the militant and violent works of modern Catholic warriors:
warrior hip hop
ZEAL EXPORTED TO KENYA
Note the Kenya military uniforms and the Masaii warriors
The following is an E-Mail from one of our readers:
I would like to warn you folks about the "Warriors of Christ". These are a paramilitary, Taliban like group, split off from the Opus Dei. They are organized in the Southwest by a priest from Phoenix. They recruit young men in Fortune 500 companies, and attempt to exert their influence on the management. They hold meetings at the Monastery in the Desert, in northern New Mexico. They wear monkish style robes and have bizarre ceremonies around the use of swords.
Their motto is: "For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm." Ephesians 6:12 When they are initiated, they are knighted with a sword and given a "holy name" which is weird, because the one who tried to recruit me is called: "Sir Weed". ( Honest I am not joking!!) They add "OSK" at the end of their signature. This is an identifying mark that means "On the Service of the King." They have large holdings in real estate, including a huge mountain retreat in northern California. As with most cults, they believe that you are either with them or against them. Unfortunately I was not all that polite when I refused to be inducted. They then made my life miserable.
These are not nice people.
Editor: The graphics were sent by the reader.
You will note the same objective from the days of Franco in Spain in which they attacked the monarchy in Spain. I suspect they hark back to the days when the Popes ruled the secular life in Europe by ruling the rulers. For this reason, no man in power would be exempt from their intrigue.
Note the sword on this Web site. The sword keeps coming up in WOC. The book on the site rips away at leadership in all churches. This is the anarchy mind of the original WOC in Spain. Ordo ab Chao, Order out of Chaos is the theme. Rip up the leadership of religion and the nations, and then hand the world to the Pope.
I have found enough material from the above sources to realize that WOC is an organization given to anarchy, but what is their actual impact on life in the USA, and are they active elsewhere in the world? I have to wonder also if WOC is really an official agency of the Whore of Rome, or are they a group of freaks whom the Pope simply ignores? Perhaps some of our readers have further light on this organization.
It appears to me that the Pope still has his people who destroy and punish those who will not submit to his infernal majesty. If that is what this is, we must expose them. I also am very suspicious that some Fundamental Baptist KJV only pastors are agents provocateur, and this too needs our attention.
As Paul said, "...We are not ignorant of his devices."
ANTHONY-- WARRIOR OF GOD
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