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I would like to ask my sister, a confirmed Catholic, and her husband (Lutheren) to be Godparents to my baby. If they were married in the Lutheren Church will they be acceptable as Godparents? Or are they ineligible because they were not married in the Catholic Church?
-- Denise Mitsuma (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 2000
Your question does not have a simple answer.
Let me assume each of several possibilities and then give you the answer for each case.
A. First possibility: I will assume that your sister got permission from her bishop to be married in the Lutheran church building, with a Catholic priest or deacon in attendance to witness the wedding -- and since then she has continued to be a practicing Catholic, while her husband has remained a Lutheran. If this is what happened, then (1) your sister may be your baby's sponsor [the Church uses this term, rather than "godparent"], and (2) her husband may take the formal role known as "Christian witness" to the Baptism, but he could not be called a sponsor.
B. Second possibility: I will assume that your sister did not get permission from her bishop to be married in the Lutheran church building. But later, she did ask for the marriage to be "convalidated" and blessed by the Catholic Church, and it was. Since then, your sister has been a practicing Catholic, and her husband has remained a Lutheran. If this is what happened, then (1) your sister may be your baby's sponsor, and (2) her husband may be a "Christian witness."
C. Third possibility: I will assume either of the situations described above, but I will change one thing. I will assume that your sister is a practicing Catholic and her husband has now become a convert to Catholicism. If this is what happened, then both of them may be your bably's sponsors.
D. Fourth possibility: I will assume that your sister no longer is a practicing Catholic. (Perhaps she left the Church near the time of her marriage and has never returned.) Her husband is not a Catholic either -- but both are Christians. If this is what happened, then (1) you may choose one (but not both) of them to serve as a "Christian witness," and you must choose a third person -- a practicing Catholic -- to serve as your baby's sponsor.
PHEW!!! Now, I realize that I have not covered each and every possibility. So if there is still some other situation that you face, please let me know, and I'll do my best to help you.
-- Slave Nolonger (email@example.com), November 29, 2000.
Let us consider the beginning.
Imagine endless empty space that goes on into infinity non-existence no awareness EVIL.
If we consider the old saying life finds away. GOD came into being by his own will to be, the awareness. Born out of the non-existence the EVIL. Imagine an awareness hovering in endless space or Darkness as HE would see it. After a time his thoughts become collective and he begins to think. He is aware of himself and begins to wonder if there were another. After searching for countless billions of years, the loneliness consumes him into obsession with finding another. But there is no other but him. He splits into two separate entities (schizoid only for real) that are equal and opposite in nature. Light - that which creates (Life - the future). Darkness (SHE : Spirit that inhabits the Darkness- The past) - Destroys makes desolate. Each has the same goal to end the loneliness only they have diametrically opposite positions on how to go about it. Chaos vs. Order, Light vs. Darkness, Life vs. Death, Existence vs. non-existence or Good vs. Evil. GOD is the awareness of being before the Darkness. We stand between the Darkness and the Light. Our true purpose is to Be. For that is the will of GOD - to be because HE is. Ja' El they said. When GOD comes again if he comes into Darkness the Earth will be cleansed with the fire of GOD (His true form). If GOD comes into the Light he will make the Earth a new with the Tree and the River of Life. All things are possible if we believe. The power of the Holy Spirit is promised to us by Jesus Christ.
That is why no one has seen GOD because he became separate from himself. The two have to be united into their new form. They want to come and live us, their children and the Angles of Light and Darkness. We are the key to setting them Free from the loneliness forever. Revelation chap 17 Behold the Beast that was (EVIL or non-existence reined in the beginning there was no awareness) and is not (Evil- the tendency towards non-existence cannot exist in pure form) and yet is (If we lose our sense of awareness the EVIL will return and nothing will exist)
The River of Life is man's final salvation. The fruit of Tree of Life is for the Fallen Angles Consummation, Turn from Darkness back to the awareness of GOD. The Leaves are for the Healing of the Nations. The sword of Power blocks our way to it and blinds us from The one who was (The True GOD, the past) The one who is (Man the children of GOD, the present) The one who will be (Christ - the son of man, the future). We will become like the others and they will become like us. The evolution.
The way is through Awareness - GOD's will to be. Understanding is Knowing the Truth Understanding is Accepting the Truth The Truth leads to Understanding which leads to Awareness which strengthens our will to Be. The Truth is put before us but, they do everything they can to keep us from Understanding it.
We have to show them that we are not children anymore. That we have learned to Understand the Truth. And the Truth shall set us all Free. They are counting on us and we can't let them down. But it is ultimately up to them to change - Free will.
Mystery? Who are you? Man who stands between the Darkness and the Light. What do you want? Freedom Why are you here? To bring order to chaos. Where are you going? The Future
The End of Time - The New Beginning
-- Darian Borne (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 01, 2000.
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