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Originally posted by troubleshooter
reply to post by SuperiorEd
Some think there could be a parallel between Saint Malachy's last eight popes...
...and the eight kings of Revelation 17:10-11.
"And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition."
The parallel was noticed a few years ago when five had died...
"...five are fallen..."
John Paul I
John Paul II (he was alive when the interpretation was first made)
"...not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space".
Some have thought 'a short space' meant a short reign.
"...goes into perdition."
Final pope predicted by Saint Malachy...
The time hack for the "five are fallen" is the serious wounding of John Paul II.
With reference to the chiasmic parallel reference in Revelation 13:3...
"And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed:"
The word translated 'short space' is oligos which has various meanings...
...for example - little, small, few, of number: multitude, quantity, or size, of time: short, of degree or intensity: light, slight.
So could it apply to being short of his full life...
...in that his reign ends 'short' of his death as is the case with the other Popes?
What do you think?
edit on 2/10/11 by troubleshooter because: detail
Originally posted by the owlbear
There is a reason why the Roman Catholic Church has been experiencing all this negative press. Just see my last post. Who would want to be complicit in the worlds largest coverup of kid diddiling?
This isn't meant to be mean, hell, check your local news.
They brought this on themselves with sending child molesters to different regions to molest again and again. But hey, those archbishops are closer to god than me, so...
Originally posted by daynight42
reply to post by SuperiorEd
They can do us a bigger favor and just shut down the Vatican and all it's employees and anyone under them on and on until they reach the everyone's neighborhood priest.
Then, any other religion that has a history of violence and oppression can follow suit.
You guys do realize that if the supposed "NWO" will exist, it will be "business" and "consumerism" that will be the new system. It will take the place of religions. So the churches must be brought down slowly because, Hmm, something tells me they're standing in the way. The fewer morals (what few can be found and practiced in religion!) people have, the better consumers they can be! Buy buy buy!!
Originally posted by OldCorp
reply to post by SuperiorEd
If this is true, then it's almost pucker time. According to the prophecies of St. Malachy, Ratzinger is supposed to be the last Pope before the real last Pope who will help usher in the One World Religion of the Antichrist. "Peter the Roman," according to some, will be the false prophet that organizes the Antichrist's system of worship. Anyone refusing to worship him will lose their head as a result.
Regardless of whether St. Malachy's prophecies are accurate or not, I feel it in my bones: It won't be long now brother.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
This is the first thing that hit me when I read the thread title. This in April, and then the 2012 elections, and then the End Times?
From: The Last Generation
Luke’s version of the fig tree parable, which mentions the fig tree (Israel) and all the trees, (nations of the world) (Judges 9:8-20) states: “And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees; When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you. This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away” (Luke 21:29-33).
If the length of David’s generation, Christ’s generation, and those living today is 70-80 years (a 3000 year span), it would be reasonable to conclude that the generation Christ was talking about in the parable of the fig tree will also be 70-80 years in length. If the fig tree in this parable represents the nation of Israel, as many prophetic scholars believe, and the generation that is described has a lifespan of 70 to 80 years, then we see several strong indicators that the generation Christ was talking about has already been born. That would mean that the return of Jesus Christ to establish his reign for a thousand years is close at hand. The indicators we have seen include:
the rebirth of Israel as a nation in 1948 (Isaiah 66:8),
the Jerusalem controversy in the end times (Zechariah 12:1-3),
preparations for rebuilding the Jewish Temple (Revelation 11:1,2),
ongoing negotiations for a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians (Daniel 9:27)
the only time in this century when 4 consecutive full lunar eclipses will coincide with either Passover or the Feast of Tabernacles is in the years 2014-2015. Lunar eclipses are also known as “blood moons” because the moon often takes on a red cast during an eclipse.
There will also be 2 solar eclipses during that time. In the spring of 2015 Israel’s religious year will begin with a total solar eclipse, followed two weeks later a total lunar eclipse on Passover. And then six months later the sequence will repeat itself with a second solar eclipse on Rosh Hashanna followed two weeks after that by another total lunar eclipse on the Feast of Tabernacles, all in 2015.
The last time anything like this happened was in 1967, when Jerusalem became an undivided Jewish city again, and before that there were several occurrences during the years of 1948-50, as Israel was becoming a nation. There were none at all in the 1800′s, 1700′s, or 1600′s, and none in the 1500′s that coincided with Feast Days. ~ SOURCE
9. The Glory of the Olive. The Order of St. Benedict has said this Pope will come from their order. It is interesting that Jesus gave his apocalyptic prophecy about the end of time from the Mount of Olives. This Pope will reign during the beginning of the tribulation Jesus spoke of. The 111th prophesy is "Gloria Olivae" (The Glory of the Olive). The Order of Saint Benedict has claimed that this pope will come from their ranks. Saint Benedict himself prophesied that before the end of the world his Order, known also as the Olivetans, will triumphantly lead the Catholic Church in its fight against evil.
Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson (born 11 October 1948) is a Ghanaian Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He is the current president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace since his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI on 24 October 2009. He had previously served as Archbishop of Cape Coast. He was elevated to the cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in 2003. He is considered papabile.
Originally posted by orbitbaby
Hahahaha! How can you resign if your omnipotent?
The best answer is that he was NEVER omnipotent
Good riddance to the Panzer Pope, worshiper of
Saturn/Satan or whatever.
Péter Erdő (born 25 June 1952) is a Hungarian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as the Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, and thus Primate of Hungary. He is the President of the Council of Episcopal Conferences of Europe, and is currently the second youngest member of the College of Cardinals.
On 24 October 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Turkson President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Within the Roman Curia, Turkson is also a member of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church and, since 4 March 2010, the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.
Vatican denies rumors of the planned retirement of Pope Benedict XVI, reports Reuters. Information "from anonymous sources" surfaced yesterday in the Italian press.
"The Pope is in excellent health. We know nothing about these statements, I can only refer you to whoever who wrote them," - said Father Federico Lambardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office.