It is interesting that prophecy speaks of this Pope, and that Jesus himself warned us to be on the lookout for "wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather." (Matthew 24:28) It follows suit that one of the most powerful religious leaders (certainly the richest) is now trying to discredit Christianity, smelter and boil down all religion to create one that will appease and mollify the masses of the world. To discredit Jesus Christ in such a way is also an indication that this one world religion will also delight the ruler of this world. This one world ruler hates Jesus, and the papacy is in cahoots.
Following, we site two articles, and our hope is that you will peruse the gory details for yourself...
November 19, 2012, by Ron Fraser, From theTrumpet.com
"In a startling statement made during his Monday Angelus to the faithful, Pope Benedict declares Jesus Christ was no prophet.
"...In a startling pronouncement about Jesus Christ’s revelation of the signs leading up to His return to Earth, Pope Benedict declared that “Jesus does not describe the end of the world, and when He uses apocalyptic images, He does not act as a ‘seer.’ On the contrary, He wishes to ensure that His disciples in every age remain unmoved by dates and predictions.
"This statement is so far removed from reality, it can only represent a deliberate attempt to pervert the truth. It argues against the very reality of biblical revelation itself.
"The very power by which Jesus Christ ministered on Earth was clearly revealed as a Spirit which “will show you things to come” (John 16:13).
"Jesus Christ Himself gave, in live format, delivered direct to His disciples, the most powerfully detailed prophecy about the future, most especially the end times, that is preserved in the Bible (Matthew 24; Mark 13, Luke 21).
"The Word of God declares of the very Godhead, “Worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Revelation 19:10).
"The pope’s statement is not just a grave deceit. It goes beyond that. It is plain blasphemy...
"...In reality, the pope’s words are a declaration of war against those who preserve the testimony of the greatest of prophets, Jesus Christ.
"...This latest statement by Pope Benedict ought to powerfully motivate any who still have a remaining vestige of the testimony of Jesus Christ remaining in their memory to hastily repent and come cleave to the Father of lights where His lamp of revelatory truth burns so brightly!"
Ron Fraser prompts us to learn from the greatest prophet of all, Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, and leads us to scripture that reveals Christ's message:
5 There was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant words and blasphemies, and authority to act for forty-two months was given to him. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon.
17 So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her children, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
21 "For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will."
by Cris Putnam, 11/20/2012
Cris Putnam sites the text of Pope Benedict's speech:
"Jesus speaks of a future that is beyond our categories, and because of this Jesus uses images and words taken from the Old Testament, but, importantly, he inserts a new center, namely, himself, the mystery of his person and his death and resurrection. Today’s passage too opens with some cosmic images of an apocalyptic nature: “The sun will be darkened, the moon will no longer give its light, the stars will fall from the sky and the powers in the skies will be shaken” (Mark 13:24-25); but this element is relativized by what follows: “Then the Son of Man will come upon the clouds in the sky with great power and glory” (13:26). The “Son of Man” is Jesus himself, who links the present with the future; the ancient words of the prophets have finally found a center in the person of the Messiah of Nazareth: he is the central event that, in the midst of the troubles of the world, remains the firm and stable point.
"Another passage from today’s Gospel confirms. Jesus says: “The sky and the earth will pass away but my words will not pass away” (13:31). In fact, we know that in the Bible the word of God is at the origin of creation: all creatures, starting with the cosmic elements – sun, moon, sky – obey God’s Word, they exist insofar as they are “called” by it. This creative power of the divine Word (“Parola”) is concentrated in Jesus Christ, the Word (“Verbo”) made flesh, and also passes through his human words, which are the true “sky” that orients the thought and path of man on earth. For this reason Jesus does not describe the end of the world and when he uses apocalyptic images he does not conduct himself like a “visionary.” On the contrary, he wants to take away the curiosity of his disciples in every age about dates and predictions and wishes instead to give them a key to a deep, essential reading, and above all to indicate the right path to take, today and tomorrow, to enter into eternal life. Everything passes – the Lord tells us – but God’s Word does not change, and before this Word each of us is responsible for his conduct. It is on this basis that we will be judged."
Read Pope Benedict's XVI “On the Coming of the Son of Man” here.
Chris then directs us to scripture and elaborates, as he points the way to the truth, the light and the word.
13 "I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him.
3 As He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately , saying, "Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?"
6 For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,
(2 Corinthians 5:21)
21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith ; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God ;
28 For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law.
"Be warned," says Cris, "the pope is preaching a false Gospel that leads to damnation."
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