Terlalu mempercayai penampakkan peribadi -
Roh Kudus di bawah kawalan umat? -
Bonda Maria dan Santo-Santa diketepikan (Menjadi protestan secara tidak disedari) -Ada seorang sangat mempercayai ‘roh kudus’ (saya gunakan huruf kecil kerana tidak pasti roh apa sebenarnya) sehingga dia mengajari Katolik lain jangan membuang masa berdoa kepada Bonda Maria dan Santo-santa…dia juga melarang ahli keluarganya berdoa kepada Bonda Maria dan santo-santa. Cara pemikirannya adalah sama dengan umat protestan. Dia merupakan ahli yang sangat aktif dalam ' Couple for Christ' satu cabang dari gerakan ini.
Mendapat kurnia penyembuhan/ pengusiran? -
Kurang pengetahuan tentang sakramen, doktrin dan dogma gereja -
My Experience with some Charismatic members
Belief in personal apparition
Belief in personal apparition
One Mr. X shared with me how he was so blessed by God. According to him, God in His mercy had shown hell to him. But I am doubtful of the truth of his sharing. Besides showing a calm expression, he also seemed to be proud about the whole experience. It was a total opposite of how the three children of Fatima, aged 7, 8 and 9 reacted when they were shown hell by the Blessed Virgin Mary. They were terrified that if the Virgin Mary did not promise heaven to them, they would have died of fear. These young children were even willing to sacrifice their play time by praying Rosary, fasting and doing penances.
The Holy Spirit under the control of the faithful?
One Miss X said to me that if the ‘tongue language’ was not practiced regularly, one might lose ‘the gift’…I was baffled by this remark. The Holy Ghost is our God, the third person of the Holy Trinity. Since He is our God, it is He who will sanctify and guide us (come to us) and not the other way round. We, mere mortal made of dust, should not be instructing Our God! If the ‘tongue language’, like a radio, can be easily switched on and off, then it is NOT from heaven… After the Holy Ghost descended upon the apostles, they began to speak in diverse tongues and the unbelievers understood them - Acts of Apostles 2:1-10. The gift of tongue is meant for the unbelievers and not for the believers. This manifestation should have receded since today there are already many Christians.
The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints not important anymore? (Catholic becoming protestant)
A Mdm X only believes and preaches the ‘holy spirit’ (notice the small letter – not sure what spirit she is talking about). She is telling Catholics that it is a waste of time praying to the Virgin Mary and the saints. She exhorts her family members to stop praying and having devotion to Mary and the saints. She is a supporter of the ecumenism of Vatican-II, an erroneous doctrine which has resulted in the birth of a new generation - Catholic protestant. She is an active member of ‘Couple for Christ’, a branch movement of the charismatic group.
The gift of healing and exorcism
A Mr. X said that he had once, while trying to exorcise a possessed man, was suddenly gifted with exorcism in Chinese language (the devil according to him is from the Buddhist religion). Is this gift from God? Can exorcism be carried out without permission from the bishop?
Lack of Catholic knowledge - about sacraments, doctrine and dogma
Another Mdm never misses her weekly prayer meeting. This will be followed by a ‘pray-over’ session. She has been in charge of many charismatic seminars. One day, she simply said to me, “I have not gone to Sunday mass for a long time”…isn’t it a mortal sin to not keep holy the Sabbath day?