Pope News & Alternative Views
Ruhling decries the widespread ignorance of Bible teaching, offering the following examples of sorting fact from fiction.
- Pope prays in silence for all mothers in heaven and on earth. Sounds good, but if all mothers were in heaven, they wouldn’t need our prayers—we would need theirs. But the Bible teaches that “the dead know not anything…for the memory of them is forgotten, also their love and their hatred.” Ecclesiastes 9:5,6.
Protestants should know this, because it’s part of their oft-quoted text on the rapture, that as Christ comes, “the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up.” 1Thess 5:16,17.
- Pope Francis Just Declared 2 Portuguese Children Saints. This is 100 years after they claimed to see the Virgin Mary, but there’s no biblical support for Mary being in heaven. She probably didn’t understand Christ’s role and sided with His brothers when they wanted Him to stop His teaching and talk with them. When told that His mother and brothers were outside, Christ knew what was in their hearts and asked, “Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother and sister and mother.” Matthew 12:48-50.
- Pope says will be ‘sincere’ with Trump at Vatican meeting. We should hope for sincerity, and on the other hand, why do so many politicians and others like Bill O’Reilly have to see the pope? The answer is that the pope will likely be the next world leader. This is the imagery of Revelation 17 that has a woman riding a beast that represents New World Order—Novus Ordo Seclorum on our $1 bill, but the description in Revelation 17, fits the papacy enough to make most Christians stop and think.
#1. A church involved in politics, “with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication,” verse 2.
#2. “Decked in gold” v 4. The Vatican has tons of gold (Google) but they want everyone else to help the poor people.
#3. Dressed in scarlet, verse 4–the color of cardinals.
#4. “Drunken with the blood of saints” v 6 (Historians estimate 80 million martyrs during the ‘Dark Ages’)
#5. City of seven hills verse 9.
#6. A worldwide, (universal or catholic) church, verse 15.
#7. “Mother of Abominations” verse 5. This is true if one considers the Catholic mentoring of young Mohammed so that Mary and Fatima are important to both religions. https://youtu.be/3LncJsEcHiU
Example #2: The papacy signed a Concordat with Hitler to make the world Catholic when he won the war so that Italy sided with Germany. http://emperors-clothes.com/vatican/cpix.htm
‘Adolf Hitler, son of the Catholic Church, died while defending Christianity…Over his mortal remains stands his victorious moral figure. With the palm of the martyr, God gives Hitler the laurels of Victory.” General Franco, Spanish Dictator. Christ said “By their fruits ye shall know them.”
The abomination is this church’s use of war and force in seeking an earthy kingdom when Christ said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” The pope will get his way and have power for 3 and ½ years, Revelation 13:5 and we will see it soon because the number of popes since Mussolini reinstated the papacy show this pope as the last one. Rev 17:10,11.
The Bible is—no wonder the pope considers it a dangerous book! For a better understanding of prophetic history, readers may download a free pdf, What’s Behind the New World Order? http://theperfectstorm.inbookseast.org/pdf-page.html or read online.