reason why I return to the Church of my ancestors from before
1517? There is only one God, who reveals himself as a Trinity,
the Father, the Son begotten of the Father, and the Holy Ghost
who proceeds from the Father and the Son. The Son of God, sent
by the Father, became incarnate and was made man to free us from
sin and death through his sacrifice on the Cross.
He has founded
the only ONE Church and founded her on St. Peter (Mt 16: 16-19).
She is his own institution for salvation, to continue de Lord's
work after his Resurrection and Ascension, through the preaching
of the Gospel, the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
the administration of the seven sacraments and the given duty
as shepherds of the flock. 'As my Father hath sent Me, even so
I send you' (Jn 20:21).
is only ONE God, there is also only ONE Redeemer, Our Lord Jesus
Christ. Thus there is also only ONE religion instituted by the
Son of God himself, the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church,
the Mystical Body of the Lord (1 Cor 12:27). Only St. Peter received
the power to lead the flock (Jn 21:15-17). He founded the local
church in Rome, where he was to be martyred. In the Roman pope
we find the legitimate successor of St. Peter.
It is necessary
to belong to this Church for salvation. 'He that heareth you,
heareth Me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth Me; and he that
despiseth Me, despiseth Him that sent Me' (Lc 10:16). In 1517
Martin Luther separated himself from this Church, to his own detriment,
both in doctrine, worship and discipline. Many countries were
separated from the Church through this unfortunate action. As
a consequence, innumerable sects have been founded, all of whom
refer themselves to Christ. There is no continuous line of apostolic
succession in unity with the successor of St. Peter and Christ
himself to be found in these sects. Not even the Swedish church
has any such apostolic succession.
to see how far this aforementioned church today has left the order
of things as they were given to us by Christ, and the doctrines
of the apostles, it suffices to mention the ordination of women
and the blessing of homosexual couples.
years of struggle and prolonged prayer, I have decided to leave
this community so as to return to the Church which was founded
by Christ himself, the bride of the slaughtered Lamb. The Church
I return to, is presently herself afflicted by a severe crisis.
To her (and
only to her) Christ has promised that ' the gates of hell shall
not prevail against her' (Mt 16:18). I promise to pray for all
Christians, and I myself ask all of you to include me in your
prayers. It is my hope, that all of us shall return to the safety
of Christ's flock and that we shall in the end find eternal salvation.
full of hope, I address it in a special way to Our Lady, the Mother
of the incarnate God, who, in her immaculate and virginal state,
is the prototype for the Church. Saint Bridget, strong in the
faith and united with the only Church of Rome, pray for your and
my native Swedish country.
liberabit vos' - the truth shall make you free (Jn 8:32)."