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Originally posted by lee anoma
To me there have already been quite a few "bad" Popes, so if the prophecy states that one is coming and he is to make the others look good then I guess I'd tell the Catholics to hang on to their hats!
reply to post by sezsue
That is very interesting. I did notice something funny, though. The mention of the last Pope being very bad and Black (although some are saying this may be figurative) in this religious prophecy reminds me a lot of what I have heard from some of the staunchly religious/fundamentalist Christians about Obama.
Black President = Anti-Christ, end of the world imminent.
Black Pope = Evil Pope, end of the world imminent.
I know these sort of groundbreaking events would show the world is changing but why is a Black person in these leadership roles indicative of the end-times for a lot of people?
I just want to know if this prophecy is based on anything other than the superficial. Similar to how some people believe a black cat is bad luck or a witches' familiar.
[edit on 11-4-2010 by lee anoma]
I misunderstood your stance on the Creation thing,but then,I don't spend any real time looking into alternative explanations,because I have confidence in my faith.
Jesus himself was tempted,as in Mark 4:9,"Again,the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory,and he said to Him,'All these things I will give you if you bow down and worship me."
Luke 4:6."I will give you all this domain and it's glory,for it has been given over to me,and I give it to whomever I wish."
That would explain why the rulers of this world are under the influence of Satan,because this is what they seek,and it is Satan's to give.
And it further backs up the Christian's belief that "our kingdom is not of this world."
In any case,it is morning here now,so I'm about to call it a night!
As to the prophecy of St. Malachi, there will be one more Pope after this one, who will be known as Peter the Roman, which J.D. got right, however he will not be the anti-Christ or the false prophet.
The false prophet will follow Peter the Roman.
According to St. Malachi’s prophecy, Peter the Roman will be the last TRUE Pope of the Roman jurisdiction of the Catholic Church, under whom the city of Rome, including the Vatican will be destroyed, after which the false prophet will assume the leadership of the what remains of the Catholic Church, through deceit and the help of the Anti-Christ.
St. Malachi wasn’t very clear as to when Jesus would come to bring judgment, but it will be a time after the destruction of Rome, but not before the setting up of the One World Government and establishment of the One World Religion (Church) under the false prophet, this is according to the Book of Revelations and other prophecies found in the books of Daniel, Isiah, and Ezekiel[...]
Very Rev. Fr. Abbot +Gregori, SSJt.
Originally posted by Phantomfire707
...on June 26, 2000, the Vatican revealed the key of the Third Secret:
“The third part of the secret refers to Our Lady's words: ‘if (My requests are) not (heeded), she(Russia) will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated.'
Thus in no uncertain terms, Russia would be a major tool and instigator that God will use to punish the world and the Catholic Church.
[edit on 11-4-2010 by Phantomfire707]