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To Divine Mercy Publications NZ

Dear Pat,

Thank you for the letter, booklets and invitation to write again. Your literature challenges me to become a disciple of Divine Mercy. But I’m not sure, maybe you can guide me to the truth. According to the Declaration in the booklet the Roman Catholic Church “…has not yet added its decree approval” to the incidents of Sr Faustina.

You see, I’m not sure ‘Jesus of Galilee’ is the same Jesus who appeared to Sr Faustina. If I’m mistaken explain why. The Jesus of the Gospels used different words and demonstrated different thought forms. The ‘Jesus’ who appeared to Sr Faustina appears to be a dedicated Roman Catholic and the more we compare them, the more different they become.

A reading of the words that Faustina claims came from Jesus, indicates her “Jesus” is full of himself. Quote “I desire…. My mercy… My unfathomable, my unimaginable…. My mercy, I come, I desire, I first… My mercy… My justice…My bitter… My infinite mercy… I want… I desire… I pour… My mercy…. I have… My tender mercy… pleases me” Apparently, “I” “my” and “mercy” are his favored words. The gospels reveal however that the ‘Jesus of Galilee’ is not full of self but God-centred. And He never speaks about ‘His mercy’ but rather, that people show mercy to others. My readings from Faustina and studies in linguistics tell me all the words come from one source - Sr Faustina.

If Christ needed to visit Faustina with new instructions for the Church it suggests the Biblical revelation and the Church, were incomplete until 1938 and both deficient without her. So Faustina takes the Divine appointment as “secretary of mercy’... for this life, and the next”. Does her High Office as secretary of Jesus place her beside Mary ? Yet the very nature of her writings place them-self greater than St. Paul’s. For if Faustina’s claims are true, then her words are God’s Words. Should I put aside the Bible for the diary of Faustina? For only she has the magic words to recite to "receive grace” “forgiveness of sins
” and appease God’s wrath. Should her writings be placed in the Holy Cannon?

Another observation is concerning the “image”. The Jesus of Faustina said, “Paint an image… I desire that this image be venerated first in your chapel and then throughout the world
” [Diary 47]. Had Jesus forgotten the Ten Commandments? “Thou shalt not make… any graven image… thou shalt not bow down thyself to them” Ex.20.4,5.

The word "lsp pasal" signifies to hew, carve, grave, etc., "lsp pesel" may here signify any kind of image, either of wood, stone, metal or any likeness. To know the full spirit and extent of this commandment, it must be collated with Deut.4:15, 'Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves lest ye corrupt yourselves and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of MALE or FEMALE'.

Your cover letter mentions the problem of ignoring “
the 10 Commandments” resulting in “a catastrophic moral breakdown”. Let us not leave the second commandment out of the Decalogue, [nor divide the tenth into two]. This verse [Ex.20.4] is found in every MS of the Hebrew Pentateuch that has ever yet been discovered. It is in all the ancient versions, Samaritan, Chaldee, Syriac, Septuagint, Vulgate, Coptic, and Arabic; also in the Persian, and in all modern versions. There is not one word of the whole verse wanting in the many hundreds of MSS collected by Kennicott and Deuteronomy Rossi.

The Bible emphasizes the need to avoid thinking of God in the image of men and idolizing some aspect of a object in the created universe. “yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more” [2Cor.5.16]. Maybe my queries seem unimportant, nevertheless, thank you for the literature and I assure you of my on going interest in any correspondence.
Yours sincerely
Mark Purchase




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