Monday, January 18, 2016

The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved

In reading this sermon by this great saint, 
(which you can find here: )
at times we are given numbers of those saved either by going to Purgatory or Heaven in relation to those who had died at that moment.  Of course I had to do the numbers.

Below is the paragraph or sentence from the sermon that I use to calculate what St. Leonard Port Maurice is describing.   I then calculate the percentage of the saved vs. the damned per his sermon. 
 "Look in to the Old and New Testaments, and you will find a multitude of figures, symbols and words that clearly point out this truth: very few are saved. In the time of Noah, the entire human race was submerged by the Deluge, and only eight people were saved in the Ark." 
(8 persons with approximate world population in 2500 bc being 20 million = 
8/20,000,000 = .0000004% or  Saved = .0000004%Damned = .9999996%)

"The Bible also tells us that only two Hebrews out of two million entered the Promised Land after going out of Egypt, and that only four escaped the fire of Sodom and the other burning cities that perished with it."  (2 persons reach promised land out of approximately 3 million Jews = 2/3,000,000 = .000000667% or Saved = .000000667%Damned = .9999996%)
Please DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED by these numbers.  God wishes all men to be saved and He has given us a means to our salvation, the Blood of Christ..  

God is eternal, we are flesh and weak, God knows that.  God in His mercy has given us access to the eternal while we are still in the flesh so that we may be purified for Heaven.   God gives us a path of penance so that we may go to our judgement with the greatest Saints to defend us against the devil who will seek our eternal destruction.

USE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN US, USE WHAT TOUCHES ETERNITY and has an everlasting ETERNAL benefit.    First we must believe and know that Jesus is God and died for us, and then we must learn about and stay close to the Church He gave to us.  God has given us the Holy Mass, Confession,  Baptism, the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Rosary, the Stations and the Anointing of the Sick.  

God has given us the Holy Mass which opens Heaven for us.  He gives us Holy Confession which unchains us from the devil.  We have the Most Holy Eucharist which heals and strengthens us as we fight against a decadent world.  We have the Saints to intercede for us if we will seek their prayers.  We have prayer in front of the Most Blessed Sacrament which can purify a soul by repairing not only the sin of the soul praying, but this can also heal generational evil attachments.  (Know someone who has bad 'luck'? Encourage them to seek God and pray in front of the most Blessed Sacrament.) 

The Holy Rosary always touches eternity because it touches the Immaculate Heart of Mary and can repair many sinful tendencies.  The Holy Rosary like the Angelic Salutation exclaimed by the Archangel Gabriel always brings LIFE.  If you pray the Rosary you will either give up the sin or give up the Rosary for living in perpetual sin and praying the Rosary is incompatible.  

The Stations of the Cross hold a truth that God the Father will never deny.  Praying the Stations is a great way to make a Saint.  

FIGHT FOR YOUR SALVATION!  God knows the heart, so we must truly change from within.  God is willing and desires you to come to Him if you would just repent of your sins, seek out the Sacraments of the Church and truly change your ways.  Don't be lost for all eternity.  Be a Saint. 

Never deny anyone to receive the last Sacrament.  There are many souls in Purgatory that are so thankful that a Priest was called and they were giving the Anointing of the Sick before they passed, otherwise they would be in hell for all eternity.  

More Quotes:  

"Know, Monsignor, that at the very hour I passed away, thirty-three thousand people also died. Out of this number, Bernard and myself went up to heaven without delay, three went to purgatory, and all the others fell into Hell." (5/33,000 =  .0001515% or Saved = .0001515%Damned = .999848%) 

"When I was presented before the Tribunal of God, sixty thousand people arrived at the same time from all parts of the world; out of that number, three were saved by going to Purgatory, and all the rest were damned." (3/66,000 = .000045455% or Saved = .000045455%Damned = .999954545%)  

Don't shoot the messenger.

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