I have held back on writing this post for a while. This is because we live in troubling times, and I am feeling a growing pressure to make sure I not only write more deliberately, but also with the utmost of care. Still, I must write. If I do not, I will be burned up from within myself. I feel the command to address the things I see that strongly. So, with the full knowledge that I am about to anger a great many people, many of them friends and family, I write now for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. This current Pope, Francis, is clearly displaying the Spirit of Anti-Christ in his deeds and his actions. And I can say this with absolute certainty because I know God’s Word, and I know how God’s Word tells us we will know the spirit of others:
Matthew 7:16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Now, before I go on, let me make this very clear: I am not judging or condemning Pope Francis, the man. What I am saying is that many of his words and deeds are of the Spirit of Anti-Christ. This, in itself, does not condemn a person. If it did, then why would Jesus have chosen Peter to lead His church after He called Peter Satan?
Matthew 16:23 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on [a]God’s interests, but man’s.”
So let’s understand each other: I am not attacking the man, but the things the man has said and done — just as Christ did to Peter when Peter lost focus on what truly matters to those who claim to follow Christ. Now, with that said, let me address some of the things that I have noticed the Pope saying or doing that have caused me to believe Pope Francis is under the influence of the Spirit of Anti-Christ.
First and most alarmingly, there is this recent video in which the Pope says Jesus failed at the cross:
OK, as another blogger pointed out, context is everything, and there are ways that the Pope could have said Jesus failed at the cross without stepping off of sound doctrine. However, he doesn’t explain this statement into any such context. He says the words and moves on to a different subject. This leaves us with the logical conclusion that he said what he meant and meant what he said. Whether you believe in the Bible or not, to claim that Christ failed at the cross is Biblically defined as the Spirit of Anti-Christ.
There is more evidence to support that the Pope is under the Spirit of Anti-Christ. I keep finding stories that the Pope has said the Bible and Qur’an are the same, but I have never found the speech where he says this. Like I said earlier, I am trying to write more deliberately and cautiously, so I am doing my best to check everything before I post it. I do not want to lead others astray — especially when it comes to matters of eternal consequence. However, when I found the next two video clips (which I confirmed from several sources), I finally decided that — even if he did not say so specifically — the Pope does not see the difference between the Bible and the Qur’an:
To call the Qur’an ‘holy’ is to say it is of God — the One True God. To call the Qur’an ‘prophetic’ is to place it on the same level as the Bible. But the two are not equal, and Allah is not Yahweh, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Only one of them can be the One True God. The other is a false god. How can we know which is the false god? The Bible — written long before the Qur’an — explains it clearly, and Allah is the false god. So, by calling the Qur’an ‘holy,’ and by kissing it, the Pope is showing — by word and deed — that he sees the Qur’an as being equal to the Bible. Since the Qur’an denies the Divinity of Christ, this is an act of blaspheme by the Pope, and the very definition of Anti-Christ.
Then there is this information which ends any doubt as to whether or not the Pope is of the Spirit of Anti-Christ:
There is so much wrong in that three-minute clip. First, Christ, Himself, teaches us we are to have a personal relationship with the Father through Him, and that He makes it possible. Second, the Church is defined by Christ. It is not the buildings or the hierarchy of the Catholic religion, but the body of all redeemed believers (the saved). This is what the re-occurring theme of the bride and bride groom is all about: Christ is the Bride Groom and the Church — all believers — is the bride. What the Pope is saying here stands in direct contradiction to the teachings of Jesus Christ. By telling people they need the Church to get to God, the Pope is putting people back under the law, and Christ’s chosen Apostle, Paul, tells us specifically that we are not to do this. Disciples of Christ are not under the law. Nor are we to call anyone — especially a priest or the Pope — ‘father.’ This is a command from Christ, Himself:
Matthew 23:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
9 Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.
There is much more to be concerned about with this Pope, such as his refusal to address abortion, the slaughter of the believers in the Middle East or even a mention of the name of Christ when he addressed Congress. But he managed to find time to advance the un-Biblical notion of socialism, to trumpet a Communist Catholic as a hero and to advocate lawlessness in direct violation of Roman’s 13 where illegal aliens are concerned. I could go on, but it shouldn’t be necessary.
I leave you with a final thought: all who belong to God should see the warning signs in the words and deeds of Pope Francis. Those who do not will never see them, not unless the Lord opens their hearts. So, if you do not see the signs of Anti-Christ is what the Pope has been saying and doing, that should concern you greatly: not because I say so, but because the Scriptures say that it is a strong indication that you are not of God. Now, if you believe in God but do not see the clear sign of Anti-Christ, I should think that would scare you to the very core of your soul. After all, the demons believe in God, but I’m not so sure they see their own rebellion…