Following last week’s brutal murder of an elderly Catholic priest by Islamic terrorists in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray, France, a reporter asked Pope Francis “why he never mentions Islam when condemning terrorism”. Even after the 85-year-old priest, Jacques Hamel, had his throat slit in the name of Allah during Mass, Francis neglected to name Islam in his remarks. Francis said “the world is at war, but not with ‘Religion'”. He said that “it is wrong to equate violence with Islam, and that the characterization of Islam as a violent Religion is untrue.” He then took his defense of Islam further, by trying to equate it with Christianity, saying, “If I speak of Islamic violence, I should speak of Catholic violence. I believe that in pretty much every religion there is always a small group of fundamentalists.” While there is a group of fundamentalists in every Faith, devout Christians, Catholics, Buddhists or Hindus are not BEHEADING unbelievers. Francis went on, “Some might think it is war of Religion. It is not. All religions want peace.” WRONG again Francis!
First of all, OUR Faith is NOT just another “Religion”, Chistianity is the TRUTH. It is the ONLY Faith of True Peace and Love, because our God died FOR US and commands us NOT to murder. While the religion of Islam, calls for the murder of unbelievers and has a god that urges you to die FOR HIM. Also, the two faiths most targeted by the so-called “Religion of Peace” are Judaism and Christianity. So we are INDEED at war with “Religion”. Franklin Graham, son of legendary preacher Billy Graham, had this to say in response to Francis’ recent false statements –
“Religion is behind the violence and jihad we’re seeing in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and here in this country. It’s a religion that calls for the extermination of ‘infidels’ outside their faith, specifically Jews and Christians. It’s a religion that calls on its soldiers to shout ‘Allahu Akbar’ (‘God is Great’ in Arabic) as they behead, rape, and murder in the name of Islam. Radical Islamists are following the teachings of the Quran. We should call it what it is.”
AMEN Franklin. It may not be politically correct, but it is factual TRUTH. On average, every 12th verse of the Quran speaks of Allah’s hatred for unbelievers and calls for our death, forced conversion, or subjugation. The Islamic terror groups like ISIS, whom Francis and president Obama say do not represent Islam, sure do follow the letter of the Quran a lot more faithfully than a majority of muslims in the world. To ignore this fact out of political correctness, the Pope and the president are welcoming more terror attacks, because they are denying the root cause of the problem.
This religion of violence did not start with the Islamic State (ISIS). Before them, there was and still is Al-Quaeda. Before Al-Quaeda there was the PLO. Today, there are hundreds of Islamic terror groups. At least 30 of them are threats to the United States, Israel and other allies. There is Hamas, Hezbollah, Al-Shabbab, Boko Haram, Islamic Jihad and many many others. They ALL self identify as “Muslim” groups. NONE of the terror groups in the world today are Christian, Catholic or Jewish. They are ALL Islamic.
As a Judeo-Christian civilization, the war we face today with ISIS is the SAME war we’ve been fighting for around 1,500 years. War with ISLAM. The names of the groups may change over the years, some will fall and others will rise in their place, yet the same ideology drives them all. They will never stop rising and will never be defeated until our leaders and we as a people collectively learn to call a duck a duck, a spade a spade, and a cancer A CANCER. Nearly 300 MILLION human beings have been murdered at the hands of the “peaceful religion” of Islam’s adherents. There have been 28,000 Terror attacks globally, in the NAME of Islam, since 9/11/2001. More Christians have been brutally murdered by Islamists in the 20th century than in all previous 19 centuries combined. Studies reveal that 100,000 Christians are murdered EVERY YEAR for their Faith by Muslims, and a Christian dies at the hands of Islamists in Muslim Countries every 5 MINUTES.
Yet, Pope Francis tell his flock that “the Quran and the spiritual teachings contained therein, is just as valid as the Holy Bible.” NO, it is most certainly not. It is a book of WAR, violence and bloodshed, while the Holy Bible is a Love Story between God and man. How in the world can someone so ignorant to the polar opposites of Christianity and Islam be the leader of billions of Christians globally?! It is a very dangerous thing. Last year, Francis was the FIRST POPE in all of world history, to hold Islamic prayers in Vatican square and allow reading of the Quran in Church services. Now, if this Pope truly believed the Holy Bible, he would acknowledge that the teachings of the Quran of Islam are antithetical to the teachings of our Holy Book. The Quran DENIES Jesus is The CHRIST, Messiah and The SON OF GOD. The Quran teaches Mohammed is GREATER than Lord JESUS. The Quran teaches that Jesus will return as a MUSLIM, destroy every Cross, and MURDER every Christian and Jew that doesn’t convert to Islam under Islam’s “messiah” Mahdi, whom the Holy Bible describes as our ANTICHRIST.
Our Books are NOT the same, and our Gods are most definitely NOT the same! For more on the distinct differences between Islam and Christianity/Judaism, read my articles on this Site entitled “We Are Not At War With ISIS: We Are At War With ISLAM”, “EXPOSING Islam: The Anti-God Religion”, and “Islamic Terror IS Islam: The Quran Says So”.
Another red flag raised about Francis’ sincerity to Biblical doctrine has to do with his stance toward God’s Chosen Nation, Israel. Shortly after being crowned Pope, Francis took a trip to the Holy Land. Unlike past Popes in their trips to the middle east, he decided NOT to set foot in Israel, the Land which Lord Jesus will RULE and reign from someday, until after Francis FIRST visited two Islamic Nations. He visited Jordan and then worse, the TERROR State of Palestine, before he entered Israel. His predecessors, Benedict and John Paul, rightfully professed great love and loyalty to Israel over ALL other Nations and condemned Islam’s war on Israel and CHRISTIANS, specifically Middle East Catholics. Francis, instead, decided Israel would take a backseat to Muslim nations which call for the DESTRUCTION of the Jewish State, BULLDOZE Churches, and persecute and murder Christians.
The Pope also made it a point to meet with the Grand Mufti of Islam during his visit, who openly calls for the DESTRUCTION of Israel and the Jews! That is the equivalent of meeting with Adolf Hitler. The absolute worst moment of his visit to Palestine came when he held Mass there. His Christian prayers were drowned out by the Islamic prayers which were blared through loud speakers. He also held the service in front of a nativity mural erected in Bethlehem, with baby Jesus swaddled in a Palestinian keffiyeh (scarf worn by HAMAS TERRORISTS), and Christ’s earthly father, Saint Joseph, also wearing a Hamas headdress, made famous by the late anti-Semitic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
If all of this wasn’t troubling enough, the Pope has publicly spoken out against many other Christian doctrines and dogmas of the Faith. For instance, he has spoken in favor of the anti-Biblical “Big Bang Theory” and Evolution. Francis said, “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of IMAGINING God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything, but that is NOT SO.” These blasphemous words were not spoken by atheist Bill Maher or Creation-mocker Bill Nye, but by a supposed “mouthpiece of God”. His support of the “Big Bang” is totally contrary to age-old Doctrine of the Catholic Church and most importantly, of the Holy Bible.
He went on to say, in the same breath, that “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of Creation”. It is COMPLETELY inconsistent with the Creation account. God says He created man in HIS IMAGE, not in the Image of an ape. Christian belief in Evolution is a slap in the Face of God, and a bunch of monkeybusiness. This progressive pope is preaching otherwise. Francis’ goal as Pope is clear through his many unBiblical actions and statements, and that is for a radical transformation of the Christian Faith to suit modern society. He once said that “Times are changing and we Christians MUST CHANGE continuously.” He has taken unBiblical stances on so many of the Faith’s CORE Doctrines. He urged his Vatican’s Bishops to “ease” the language on homosexual unions, and has also said that atheists will get to Heaven by “good deeds”. Our Holy Bible says that we are NOT saved by any of our OWN deeds, but by Faith in Christ ALONE.
Now, this article is not meant to be an attack on the Pope, but a Biblical critique. I have many Catholic relatives and friends. I desire to AWAKEN Catholics and all Christians to the fact that Francis is fulfilling the role of the Last Days “FALSE PROPHET” of the Book of Revelation to a tee. The emergence of this powerful religious leader is described in detail in Revelation Chapter 13. I also believe that Francis could be the FINAL POPE of the Globally influential Catholic Church. His predecessor, Pope Benedict, shocked the World when he was the first Pope in over 6 centuries to RESIGN, paving the way for one of Christ’s most Prophetic adversaries in History. The False Prophet arises in the time of AntiChrist, and leads most of our Lord’s Church ASTRAY with unBiblical ideas and teachings. He will steer many (likely millions) away from the Biblical Faith, and will push a “ONE WORLD RELIGION” which encompasses ALL faiths and stresses that Jesus Christ is “NO LONGER” the Only Way to Heaven.
As I said, Francis said to his Church and the World that “GOOD DEEDS” of atheists, muslims and homosexuals can get them to Heaven with NO NEED of Salvation or Faith and belief in JESUS. This is completely opposed to what the Word of God says, which Francis is SUPPOSED to represent to his flock. The Holy Bible teaches that Jesus is the Only Way into God’s Holy Heaven 1,100 times, and that we are ONLY “children of God” BY Faith in HIM. There is no other way! The Pope is who BILLIONS of Christians worldwide (not me) look to for knowledge of God, yet Francis’ teachings have been downright HERETICAL. The False Prophet is prophesied to DO these exact things. He is to be a GLOBALLY INFLUENTIAL Christian leader, who visibly represents Jesus Christ’s Church, but in words and deed will DESTROY IT. The prophecies in the Book of Revelation are mirrored by a well known Catholic prophecy.
Nearly 1,000 years ago, God revealed to Saint Malachy (of the Catholic Church) that there would be 113 Popes after Malachy, and told him Pope #113 would reign during the Book of Revelation’s “TRIBULATION Hour” unto the END. Pope Benedict WAS #112, meaning Pope Francis is that infamous #113. So how accurate has Malachy’s Prophecy been up until Francis? EERILY ACCURATE. You can find the prophecies relating to all 113 Popes on Wikipedia by searching “Prophecy of the Popes” or in many videos on Youtube. Recent examples are that Pope John Paul II was to be Pope of the “Sun’s Eclipse”. John Paul was the only Pope to ever be born AND entombed during an ECLIPSE. Pope Benedict was the Pope of the “olive”. He represented the Benedictine Order whose symbol is an OLIVE. All of the other Popes fit their Prophecies as well. This Prophecy holds that Francis is the Prophesied Last Pope. “PETER THE ROMAN” is the title God gave to Malachy for #113 (meaning an AntiChrist Peter), as the first Peter STARTED the Church, so the final Peter would DESTROY it.
Surprisingly, St. Malachy’s teaching of the Final Pope has been promoted mainly by high ranking Catholics themselves, including the previous two popes, John Paul II and Benedict! Other big names in Catholicism who have taught and strongly believed in Malachy’s Prophecy are Malachi Martin and the late great Catholic orator Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. Sheen stated publicly that he believed Satan would “RECRUIT the False Prophet from AMONG our Catholic Bishops”. Perhaps, the most eerie ominous sign that Pope Francis could indeed be THE False Prophet, is that, when he was announced as the new Pope, the time was 7:06 pm. That would be 66 minutes past 6:00. Or 6:66!!! Not to mention, when a new Pope is announced to the world, white smoke ascends from the Vatican. When Francis was announced, BLACK SMOKE ascended and eventually turned into the white smoke, confusing News reporters covering it live.
Also interesting to note, whether they realized it or not, many of the news reporters on FOX and CNN spoke prophetically. I was stunned when I heard many of them, when covering the announcement of the new Pope, say the words “PETER is here”. I believe God’s way of alerting the world to the arrival of “Peter the Roman”, because Francis’ name is NOT Peter, it is Mario. So why in the world were they all calling him PETER?? I believe God made them speak prophetically. Now, the ONLY good news in all of this, is that the False Prophet’s ARRIVAL on the scene means that Lord Jesus’ RETURN on the world scene is COMING SOON. So, to end on a good note, chin up, pack up, and look up, because we are GOING UP soon!
“And I beheld ANOTHER beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a LAMB (Christian LEADER), and he spake as a DRAGON (demonically influenced).” ~ Revelation 13:11
“Let NO MAN deceive you by ANY means: for that day (of Christ’s Return) shall not come, except there come a FALLING AWAY (from the Faith) first, and that MAN OF SIN (AntiChrist) be REVEALED, the son of perdition.” ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:3
“Now The SPIRIT speaks expressly, that IN the LAST Days, some shall DEPART from the Faith, giving heed to SEDUCING spirits, and doctrines of DEMONS.” ~ 1st Timothy 4:1
“If there come ANY unto you, and bring not THIS Doctrine (of Jesus Christ), do NOT receive them (muslims, atheists, etc.) into your house, NEITHER bid them GOD speed: For he that bids THEM God speed is PARTAKER of their EVIL deeds.” ~ 2nd John 1:11