Popular Lorna Byrne is an irritatingly sweet "Catholic" lady who claims to have constant visions of angels. She produced a book called Angels in my Hair.  Lorna Byrne was interviewed on BBC1 March 2012 during the Big Questions.  The media and booksellers are her real support, not angels.

Sweet?  She is in fact a manipulator who has stolen her place on the Roman Catholic bandwagon. She exploits Catholics who do not understand their own religion.

One of her central ideas is the totally pagan idea of reincarnation. She reportedly saw Martin Luther King reincarnated as a white man. Luther King would find this assertion very offensive as a devout Christian. The reincarnation doctrine contradicts the core Catholic teaching that resurrection is our goal and that we only have one life on earth and then are judged. Reincarnation is useful to those who wish to deny anybody can end up in the Catholic version of Hell forever. The Catechism of the Catholic Church reads, "“Death is the end of man's earthly pilgrimage, of the time of grace and mercy which God offers him so as to work out his earthly life in keeping with the divine plan, and to decide his ultimate destiny. When the single course of our earthly life is completed, we shall not return to other earthly lives: It is appointed for men to die once."

She wrote this rubbish, "When a soul has gone to Heaven it is in a position to intercede with God in a much more powerful way, on behalf of family and loved ones, than it can do when it was here on earth."  The Bible says the prayer of the just man on earth is the most powerful thing ever.  And if God is really able to be close to you, it will not matter if you are dead or alive.  Your praying on earth or in Heaven will be equally potent.  And are we going to have to start euthanising people so that they can look after their families better?

Catholicism believes in praying to and venerating the angels. The Bible however does not teach that God's angels are saintly and good. The book of Tobit says the angel Raphael told lies. The Book of Revelation has Jesus giving revelations to the angels of the Church of say Sardis and giving out about its sins. "To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead." The angel is blamed for the condition of the members of the Church. That is why the angel is chastised as their representative.

7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.

This text about the false Jews having to fall at the feet of the angel shows it is literal. All the text says is that they will bow before the angel to admit that Jesus loves him. It does not imply any veneration for the angel.

The Church thinks the angels here stand for the Church in different areas but it can be taken literally and therefore it should be. The Church is merely speculating. And there is the episode where an angel fought Jacob all night. The dallying with angels and invoking of them is just Spiritualism. It is occult and the Bible God is sternly opposed to it.

Lorna told the Huffington Post, "In the years following, the angels explained to me that different religions have different beliefs, different traditions and different ways of praying. They always emphasized, however, that it was one and the same God that while religions are different one is not superior to another, and that one day all religions would come together under one umbrella. I see angels in every place of prayer regardless of religion. No one ever prays alone, I see angels at prayer with everyone, even if one is simply saying a short prayer while waiting for the bus. The angels have told me that when people of different religions come together to pray with an open heart and mind, not wishing to convert or defend, but simply to praise God and talk about him, then the power of their prayer is magnified." In one of her books she wrote, "“the angels had always told me that it didn't matter what religion anyone belonged to.”

People say about how nice and sincere she is and that she does not care if people believe her or not. It is easy for her to give the impression that she doesn't care when she has her fanbase of fanatical believers. The woman is proof that the religious claim: "We believe in miracles because good and sincere people said they experienced them and it seems they were not lying" is mistaken and useless. Miracle believers only care about what they want to believe.

While it is sectarian for a man-made religion to boast that it is better than other religions, all religions cannot be as good as one another. The suggestion that angels do not like people who come together to find converts is in clear contradiction to Christ who commanded that all nations must be brought into discipleship.

Her angels tell her that the Church has erred in its teaching. Angels are a New Age fad. The New Agers have angels that the Church has never established devotion to such as Uriel. It is really a case of people who are not believers cloaking their fairy-tales in Christianity to deceive the Christian market.

Believers in these New Age angels tend to stress the angels for the angels own sake. This contradicts the Catholic teaching that saints and angels are to be honoured only as friends and creations and revealers of God - meaning that it is really God who is being honoured.

Her book Angels in My Hair never mentions Jesus or the Holy Spirit.

She contradicts the Catholic doctrine that we do not choose our lives on earth for our lives begin at conception. For us to have a choice, we would need to exist before conception.

The contradicts the Catholic teaching that the Catholic Church is the one true Church. For her, it doesn't matter what religion you belong to. This despite the hypocrisy of her claim to be a voice for the angels. Are we to believe that it doesn't matter if the angels speak to a religion or not?

She talks to dead people and ghosts - the sin of necromancy. She was able to become one person with her dead brother.

Her God insults those who people have hurt very badly by forgiving all as if their sin didn't matter.

Page 167 reveals her shocking claim that the baby in its mother's womb consents if she chooses to have an abortion! For Catholics she is soft-pedalling abortion which is seen as murder and a grave sin. "We have an awful lot of abortions in the world, but one must remember that even if a mother decides to have an abortion, that little soul already knows that its mother may do this, and even knowing this, that soul has already chosen this woman to be its mother...It is unconditional love. It already knows what will happen and still will pour its love into you."

She even prayed in a Born Again Christian Prayer Group on the advice of the Archangel Michael.

Page 173 states that she knows there is a place called Hell but she has no indication that there is anybody actually in Hell. "I know there is a place called Hell and that it actually exists, but God has never shown me anyone being sent there. God forgives everyone - no matter what they have done". A slightly more believable revelation, Fatima, says, "You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart." Byrne says then that God forgives everybody implying that he has made a place of punishment that nobody can go to for he intends to forgive them and let them off the hook. Smart God!

She puts her utterances above better verified visions (I am only saying they are better verified not that they are believable!) such as Fatima where the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared and said, "You have seen Hell, where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish, in the world, devotion to my Immaculate Heart." Why go to all that trouble if nobody goes to Hell?

Knowledgeable Catholics see her as New Age.

Angels In My Hair by Lorna Byrne


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