Is the Pope THE Antichrist? From the first day, one is born again, they discern the papacy is wicked and Antichrist in character, and I did too, but only recently have I come more to the conclusion that the Pope is or a final Pope will be THE Antichrist. The Papacy itself is Antichrist in itself. The office is Antichrist. For years, as trained by many premill teachers, we were all told to accept the Pope as the possible false prophet while keeping our eyes peeled for the political world leader: a would be Hitler on steroids, as the Antichrist? After all this is what Left Behind books pointed to, and every famous Bible teacher out there from Van Impe to LaHaye, have insisted on.
This is one of those articles, where I am still exploring some things [this is an area, where I am still studying and learning, so if anyone wants to add corrections, or more information in the comments, go ahead] Here is a caveat: yes I believe there are many truly born again people who see the Pope as a would be false prophet but wish to bring up these things to get people to think. Keep in prayer for God to show you the truth.
One thing I discovered was many Reformers came to the conclusion that the Pope was the Antichrist, [or at least the office]. This includes just about every Reformer. Luther said of the Pope: "The Pope should be recognized as the very Antichrist". Knox said of him: "The Pope is Antichrist, and his seat is that of Satan himself".
I do not think it is too extreme to assume, that the continuing "Counter-Reformation" via Rome is still in full swing. One can examine websites who expose the interaction of even world governments with Rome. These are few in number but they expose the astonishing involvement of the Pope and his men including Jesuits with global elites and governmental figures and it goes beyond just diplomatic meanderings and far deeper then that. By the way there is a reason, most of the politicians, kings and queens wear black [check out the video even of the visiting church leaders too] before the Pope it is a sign of "deference" to papal authority.
Christians who know their Bible understand why Pope Benedict basically called for world government in his last encyclical, and what it means for many of our politicians to basically be bowing before the Pope such as Jeb Bush and Pelosi.The evidence is growing that many of these politicians are no longer serving the interests of the American people but a grander scheme.
Many if not the majority of alternative media and "conspiracy world" websites, make sure to always point away from the Vatican placing all blame on: the "aliens" [the Nephilim], the "Jews", The "Illuminati" [founded by Jesuits] , The Masons [which actually the Masonic orders are ruled from Rome], the Protoccols of Zion [which were actually written by the Jesuits ] are all blamed as the mother of all abominations and as all running the show, when in all the research I've done so far everything leads home to Rome [or basically what is "modern" Babylon Rev. 17:5]. Wickedness doesn't limit itself to any one group of people, the Bible says there is none that doeth good...[Romans 3;12]. This does not diminish the role that Satan, fallen angels or demons or other servants of "the father are lies" are playing on earth either but the Vatican is playing a special role.
For example one big "conspiracy" researcher, has on his radio and Internet show, Catholics like Charlie Sheen and Pat Buchanan and warns us about the march of the new world order and police state, but ask some who have tried to bring up the Vatican on his radio show, the results aren't so good. Others still point to the Jews over and over [who Satan desires to lead away from Jesus Christ, and pit the whole world against] as well as the "Illuminati". While I trust very few websites, even this one, that ask questions about why so much of the alternative media covers for the Roman Catholicism church, if one understands what the Papacy is really about, then they will understand why so many play cover-up. Could many of the false teachings regarding end times be part of the cover-up? [Think of the last two blog entries I've done with those who preach there will be a return to animal sacrifices in the millennial kingdom and who desire for the Jewish temple to be rebuild.]
There definitely seems to be some planned out camouflage and diversion going on! The poor Catholic people themselves are deceived regarding the Pope, but what to is there to say about so called "Christian" leaders who always point away from the Pope? Do not forget that today, it is only the very few Christians who acknowledge what the papacy is about as most churches are eager to join with Rome. Why wouldn't this plan be pointing away from the Pope as the Antichrist? Why did we go from having many historical Protestant churches pointing to the Pope as the Antichrist, and the RCC as the harlot, to today's messages that the Pope is either a "a model of moral strength" as Franklin Graham tells us or more of a bit player in end time prophecies?
One researcher who I definitely do NOT agree with on racial matters: [he goes against Acts 17:26 as the link from another observer describes], fifth monarchy and many other things: [always be discerning when researching] he does tell some truths about the Pope: summing up the immense degree of papal power......
Pope Benedict XVI is OPENLY the most powerful man on earth. This man, SECRETLY directed by Jesuit Superior General Adolfo Nicolas advised by his Ten Assistants, rules Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles,Ottawa, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Sydney, Tokyo, Beijing, Moscow, Berlin, Paris, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, Madrid, London, Dublin, Cairo, Johannesburg, Jerusalem, Beirut, Damascus, Baghdad, and every other political/commercial center of importance on earth. This man, advised by his Jesuit Confessor, directs Rome’s Unified Divine-Right Papal Knighthoods; its Unified International Freemasonic/Iluminati Secret Society Network; its Unified International Intelligence Community (including Interpol), its Unified International Banking Community, its Unified International Organized Crime Syndicate, its Unified International Islamic Terrorist Network (having replaced Rome’s 20th Century International Communist Terrorist Network, having replaced Rome’s 19th Century International Anarchist Terrorist Network), and its Unified International Communications Network, all of which grovels at the feet of the Black Pope’s International Tridentine Counter-Reformation Jesuit Intelligence/Terrorist Apparatus.
So how come, so few Christians ponder the possibilities of the Pope being the Antichrist or ponder the realities of the world power of the Vatican? Why do some seem to think the Antichrist is going to show up wearing red horns, a cape and carrying a pitchfork, instead of presenting himself as a "good and holy man" and as a counterfeit "Christian"? I know Jack Chick and Alberto Rivera warned against the Pope as the Antichrist: While they are pretrib regarding the Rapture which I disagree with, Chick seems to be the only one out there, outside of the very few old school Protestant and other fundamentalist Christian groups pointing to the Pope as the Antichrist.
Here is what Alberto Rivera said:"Jesus spoke of many false Christs coming in His name that would deceive many. John tells us that even now there are many antichrists, [1 John 2:18 and the apostle Paul speaks of the final antichrist which is to come. I believe this is fulfilled in the dynasty of the papacy and that the antichrist will be the pope who is in power when Jesus Christ returns" [page 22: Four Horsemen Alberto Part 5]
As most Christians know, almost every well known TV preacher and well-known published teachers out there, focuses on the great world leader that will arise and take over the planet. There are websites, that even have pointed to Obama as the Antichrist, and those of us who were old enough remember when "Ronald Wilson Reagan" [6 letters in each name] was the floated candidate, as well as both Bushes and a variety of other candidates. Other teachers even well-meaning warn of a great world leader arising out of the Middle East.
So What about the Pope?
The RCC claims this about the Pope: 937 The Pope enjoys, by divine institution, "supreme, full, immediate, and universal power in the care of souls" (CD 2). Here do not forget that Rome teaches the Pope is to be called "The Holy Father" which by the way is incredible blasphemy considering Jesus told us "call no man father" and knowing John 17:11. We know the warnings about Babylon point to Rome [more on this later, and to the seven hills of Rome]. Priests [which the Pope is a priest as well though the "highest ranking one"] are called "alter Christus' in the Catholic religion: which is Latin for "another christ".
Don't forget what the Bible warns about false christs and those who would bring "another gospel", the very definition of the Antichrist is someone who comes taking the "place" of Jesus Christ but who is counterfeit.
We know the last few Popes especially have preached "peace" while ushering all religions and the majority of churches under the one world religion Catholic umbrella for dialogue and unity. Included in this message is for the United Nations to help make this happen over and over again, with appeals for more power and controls, more unity and the "common good". Lets not forget that Pope Benedict called for a UN with teeth. He stated: "There is an urgent need for a true world political authority."
The same messages come forth, and they all are centered on the same one world 'one mind of the beast" Antichrist theme the Pope pushes: "The need emerged to elaborate a new world political and economic order, but at the same time and above all, a spiritual and cultural one, that is, renewed humanism," Benedict said.
Those in the know, understand that the above shows a hand sign...Now let's look at scripture: [Lets have the pictures and scripture speak for themselves ]
Dan 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
2 Thess 2: 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Rev 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Just consider...What about the Pope?