Is the Vatican Paving the Way for the Anti-Christ?

15 And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, 17 and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six. (Revelation 13:15-18)

http://www.news.va/en/news/full-text-note-on-financial-reform-from-the-pontif

On October 24, 2011, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, produced a document titled “TOWARDS REFORMING: THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND MONETARY SYSTEMS IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL PUBLIC AUTHORITY.” This document, issued with full papal approval, calls for a world political authority and a world economic authority.

According to the Catholic News Service, the document says that the current global economic crises has “revealed selfishness, collective greed and the hoarding of goods on a great scale” and calls for a “supranational authority that is “needed to place for the common good at the center of international economic activity.” The major step in this would be to reform the “international monetary system in a way that involves developing countries” through the creation of a “central world bank.”

The document points out that Herr Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) teaches that the crisis “obliges us to re-plan our journey, to set ourselves new rules and to discover new forms of commitment, to build on positive experiences and to reject negative ones. The crisis thus becomes an opportunity for discernment, in which to shape a new vision for the future. In this spirit, with confidence rather than resignation, it is appropriate to address the difficulties of the present time.” What exactly does this mean? Herr Ratzinger is putting the concept of Catholic social justice on steroids. The Roman church has long supported programs, usually its own, that would bring about economic “justice” to the world in order to form the one thousand years of peace it believes would have to take place prior to the return of Christ. The only way for this to happen is, through human efforts alone, establish a society under the Roman pope in which everyone shares all things thus making all people happy and peaceful. Unfortunately, that concept is nothing but a pipe dream doomed to failure. All man-made attempts at establishing utopias have failed miserably. Without God in the picture, no solution will succeed.

The document also proposes “taxation measures on financial transactions, forms of recapitalization of banks with public funds that make support conditional on ‘virtuous’ behavior aimed at developing the real economy and more effective management of financial shadow markets that are largely uncontrolled today.” Herr Ratzinger himself “expressed the need to create a world political authority.” This desire should be no surprise to anyone. The Roman church since its inception has called itself the one true church and only through the Roman church could the world be made better and that salvation could come.

But in this case, the Romanists are playing right into the hand of Satan. As the last days near, Satan knows he has little time left to bring about mass deception in hopes of preventing the ultimate victory of Christ. The more the world spins out of control, the more the people will clamor for one, supreme ruler in order to solve all the problems of the planet. Thus, the Anti-Christ will rise. A one world government and economy will be established. A man known as the false prophet will control a one world religion, a religion that is man centered instead of Christ centered. What better to build this one world religion upon but the church of Rome!

Where will the Anti-Christ rule from? The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits (Revelation 17:9b). Who is this woman? And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness; and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a gold cup full of abominations and of the unclean things of her immorality, 5 and on her forehead a name was written, a mystery, “BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Revelation 17:1-5) There is but one answer, Rome and through the Roman church. Rome is identified by the seven hills. The priests, bishops, cardinals and pope of Roman church clad themselves in scarlet and purple. Pagan Rome sent many early Christians to their deaths for their beliefs. The church of Rome sent many of the reformers to their deaths, their only offense being proclaiming the truth about Rome and the Truth of God. The Anti-Christ will rule from Rome and will be fully supported by the one world religion based upon the Roman church! There is no doubt that this document is the latest move by Rome to pave the way for the Anti-Christ.

When I first reported on the issuance of this document, I was told by a Catholic that “a message from a Vatican office does not imply the Pope. He only has authority over matters of faith.” Really? Does this mean that Herr Ratzinger was totally oblivious in the preparation of this document? Does this mean he had no input? Ratzinger is quoted throughout the document. The department which issued the document is the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace! The word “pontifical” shows that these men who are on the council answer to the pope. These were not a bunch of rogue cardinals and bishops preparing this behind Ratzinger’s back. In the case of this document, a message coming from a Vatican office does imply the pope. All articles I have seen on this quote the pope, are full of statements such as “the pope says,” “the pope teaches,” “the pope believes,” etc. Herr Ratzinger’s fingerprints are all over this document. His followers can claim otherwise all they want, but that does not hide the truth about this. This is from Ratzinger himself.

The only way anything in this document will be established is through the coming Anti-Christ, the false prophet and the Roman pope. And it will fail and will be judged when Christ returns.

Charles Spurgeon was quite correct when he wrote “I question if hell can find a more fitting instrument within its infernal lake than the Church of Rome is for the cause of mischief. And your church will in its measure, be the same if bereft of the Spirit.”

Catholics, it is time to wake up. Your leader is at the least an extreme socialist if not a Marxist. You will not find salvation through the words spoken and the traditions established by 267 fallible, wretched sinners posing as the head of the church and calling themselves the holy father. Salvation is through Christ alone through faith.

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4 thoughts on “Is the Vatican Paving the Way for the Anti-Christ?

  1. Why is it that so many Fundamentalists spend so much time and energy trying to predict the future and the various players in that future? Okay, maybe it’s fun to try to figure out how current world affairs line up with prophecy, but even if you have it all figured out, how is that going to change anything? Are you going to try and manipulate world affairs so that prophecy is avoided or postponed? Are you trying to interfere in God’s plans (as if that is even possible)? Or do you want to manipulate world affairs to expedite Jesus return? It’s all such a colossal waste of time and energy! Rather than worrying about the machinations of the pope and the Roman Church, should we not be living the Kingdom life that Jesus commanded of us?

    • Thank you for your comments. I don’t believe any of us predict anything. Harold Camping, however, wasn’t and isn’t one of us. Prophecy is in the Bible for a reason. One was warning the people of Israel of coming judgment if the nation didn’t repent. All the major and minor prophets did this and that type of prophecy made up the vast majority of what they did. Some, not all, of them also wrote, guided by the Holy Spirit, of future events. Many in the Old Testament concerned the coming of Christ. Others concerned future events, end-time events. Ezekiel 37-39 are an example of that. Isaiah 17 is another as is most of Daniel. In the New Testament, Jesus was asked what the signs of the end will be. That is what Matthew 24 is all about. He gave us signs of what to watch for so that we could warn others of what is coming and the need to repent and put your faith and trust in Christ. The book of Revelation is all about the end times, a blow by blow account of what will happen.

      Obviously, you’re not a fundamentalist. I’m guessing that you could be in one of the Reformed denominations that came into existence during the Reformation? Did you know that Luther and most other reformers considered the office of the papacy the anti-christ? Those denominations still have that in their statements of faith. Granted, they don’t talk about it much, if not at all these days.

      Prophecy is quite important. 2 Peter 1:19-22 reads 19 So we have the prophetic word made more sure, to which you do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star arises in your hearts. 20 But know this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, 21 forno prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. Obviously, prophecy is very important to God and thus must be with us also.

      God bless

      • Thanks for your reply. If you don’t predict anything, as you claim, why have you declared the Roman Church to be the Mother of Harlots, through which the anti-Christ will rule? Sounds like a prediction to me.

        I used to be Fundamentalist, but in the last five years I have come to understand that position from a scriptural viewpoint and a world viewpoint is misguided, and ultimately falls short of Jesus’ vision for His Church. I am a member of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. I would somewhat agree with Luther and Calvin and others’ position regarding the Roman Church, but it was not THE anti-Christ, it was anti-Christ. The Roman Church was in such a corrupt, apostate state then that there was no other way of looking at it. But the Roman Church has reformed itself considerably. I would no longer say it is anti-Christ; it falls severely short in some areas (as do other denominations), but I can’t agree that it is THE anti-Christ.

        I believe we seriously err when we look to the books of Revelation and Daniel from a Futurist viewpoint, ascribing the themes and imagery to actual people and nations in the days and years to come. Such a position on the book has only ever led to disappointment and failed predictions. How many Futurists declared Mussolini or Hitler or Stalin to be the anti-Christ? How many Futurists had the Soviet Union in the Battle of Armageddon? Numerous Middle Ages prophets predicted the pope of their day was the Anti-Christ. Martin Luther predicted the world would end no later than 1600? The list of failed predictions is very long. Do you really believe that you and people with your prophetic position finally have it figured out?

        Revelation was written by John to seven churches in his day and uses apocalyptic language to describe the Roman Empire and the believer’s place in the scheme of things, and ultimately to reassure the believers that God was in control, that Rome would be defeated, and that Jesus would come again to establish the New Heaven and the New Earth.

        I would encourage you to listen to Prof. Gordon Fee speak about Revelation and its purpose. Very enlightening.

        http://www.gci.org/yi/fee72

        I wish you peace.

  2. May you have understanding and God’s blessing. Pope benedict has indeed paved the way for the ( false prophet ) one world religion and the antichrist-political world domination. The antichrist will not be revealed yet. the bible does not say that we wouldn’t see the false prophet come to pass. Now all scripture has been fulfilled up to this point. The next is the time of the gentiles to be fulfilled. Then after that is our Lord’s evacution of His church. The rapture. The catching away. Caught up. These all mean the same thing. Pray for wisdom and patience. Spread the good news, we will be going home soon!

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