WARNING!: If you love how the Roman Catholic Church operates and have no problem with them, this is not a post you should read.
Pope Francis I has really been catching many people off-guard with some unusual statements not usually made by popes, at least not in public. From his statement that atheists can make it into heaven if they do good deeds, to his criticism of the Catholic Church’s so-called obsession with gays and abortion, many are wondering what to make of this pope and the direction he wants the RCC to move in.
For those of us who are aware of the true history of the RCC and the role (often violent and bloody) that it has played in history, there is really no surprise with his statements. After all, Pope Francis I is honestly reflecting the true colors of the Vatican and his words are simply par for the course for an organization that will play one of the most influential roles in the end times since it is Babylon the Great, the Mother (Church) of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth (Revelation 17:5). She is the same harlot “[w]ith whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication,” (Revelation 17:2). How does the Mother Church of Harlots draw people in? By her royal adornments of “purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication,” (Revelation 17:4).
In other words, like the people Jesus warned us about in Matthew 7:15, the Vatican has the appearance of royalty and class and good religion and piety and meekness, when they are merely “false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” This is how they have always operated. Constantine the Great made a fake confession centuries ago claiming to be Christian and giving the appearance that he wanted Christians to worship openly in his state-sponsored church while persecuting genuine Christians who saw through his mask. When Muslims were accused of attacking Roman Catholic pilgrims in the Holy Land, the Vatican took advantage of the situation as an opportunity to slaughter Jews, Muslims, and genuine Christians with their Crusades. When the Transatlantic/African slave trade was instituted by European nations, the Vatican sent out their agents to prop it up and bless the slave ships with holy water for safe passage to their destinations. When the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NAZIs) violently rose to power in Germany, the Vatican helped Hitler and his thugs. Then when Germany began losing WWII, the Vatican provided fleeing Nazi war criminals with escape routes and hiding places worldwide, especially to South America.
The Vatican has its agents on every side of every political or religious or social or economic view around the globe because they want to portray themselves as correct and as winners for whatever cause gets the upper hand. Or in symbolic street terms, they’ll sleep with anybody, which is why the Lord was correct in labeling them as Mother of Harlots and Abominations. However, you will be hard pressed to hear any of the popular evangelicals and/or televangelists speak a word of criticism of the Pope or the RCC even though their teachings are anti-biblical. In fact, evangelicals who tell it like it is regarding the RCC will be the ones criticized or made fun of or rejected, a clear sign we are living in the times of great apostasy within the Christian church.
So if you’re shocked by the Pope’s recent statements, don’t be. His words are just the beginning because when it comes to the Vatican and what they look to accomplish in the future, you ain’t seen nothing yet. But for all the power they claim to have and influence they exert worldwide, Revelation predicts their system will one day be destroyed because their power is no match for God’s.