For those of you who have been reading my articles for some time, you know pretty well that I do not like Pope Francis. I mean, sometimes he says the right things, but most of the time, his socialist self can’t help but come out of him and use God to perpetuate the idea that socialism is good, as often do many Leftists who have absolutely no idea about the character of God and only use Him as a political weapon when they can all-the-while they treat Him like He is, at best, an imaginary friend for people who are “stupid”.
Pope Francis isn’t all too different, and recently, in a message for the third annual World Day for the Poor, the supposed head of the Catholic Church disparaged the idea of countries building walls, claiming it was to keep those poor, defenseless, oft-exploited immigrants out. Of course, that couldn’t be further from the truth as the purpose of walls is to PROTECT THE CITIES AND NATIONS THEY SURROUND! Just look at Israel. Is it wrong that they want to protect themselves from radical Islamic terrorists who daily promise they will destroy, sack, pillage and rape the nation of Israel until there’s nothing left?
But in any case, here’s specifically what the Pope said:
“We can build any number of walls and close our doors in the vain effort to feel secure in our wealth, at the expense of those left outside. It will not be that way forever… The ‘day of the Lord,’ as described by the prophets, will destroy the barriers created between nations and replace the arrogance of the few with the solidarity of many.”
Okay, a few things here. First of all, while I already talked about Israel’s wall, there is one wall that is close to home for Il Papa. Vatican City itself is surrounded by a wall. Technically, Vatican City is its own nation, as well. So why isn’t the Pope suggesting they tear down that oppressive and wealth-separating monstrosity that separates Vatican City from the rest of Rome? And if wealth disparity is as big a deal to this guy as he says it is, why doesn’t he open the doors of the Papal Palace (or Apostolic Palace, if you wish to call it that) and let all those poor, starving immigrants in?
Of course, the answer is obvious: he’s a socialist. Socialists don’t believe they have to live by the rules they set up. Other people have to take care of the less fortunate, not they themselves. Bernie Sanders doesn’t have to give up any of his three huge homes to any poor person because he’s a socialist. Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore and all these other environmentalist wackos don’t have to reduce their carbon footprint, one of the biggest “threats” to the planet, because they are socialist themselves. They tell other people they have to reduce their carbon footprint, so they don’t have to do it themselves! See? It’s only logical and equal! (Legit, I’ve seen that argument be made that they don’t have to do anything about their own carbon footprint because they are talking about other people doing it, completely missing the irony in that hypocritical acknowledgment).
But I believe there are a couple of Bible verses that ought to speak to the Pope’s heart if he truly is a Christian. First, Matthew 7:5: “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
I’ve used this one plenty of times when talking about hypocrites. But of course, hypocrites don’t think of themselves as hypocrites. When called out on it, they will vehemently deny it, thinking they are doing the right thing.
But this next verse really ought to make the Pope think, especially considering where he gets to live: Romans 2:3: “Do you suppose, O man – you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself – that you will escape the judgment of God?”
You see, the Pope doesn’t gain the Grace of God by telling other people they are selfish and should be more welcoming of immigrants when he himself LIVES IN A LITERAL PALACE PROTECTED BY THE VERY WALLS HE SUPPOSEDLY IS AGAINST!
The Pope is the Holy Book definition (was going to say “textbook”, but thought this made more sense) of a hypocrite: he lives in a palace, a house that an elite and wealthy few can claim they have lived in, in a city that is technically its own sovereign nation and surrounded by walls.
Meanwhile, he dislikes the idea of other countries building walls? Trump shouldn’t build a wall at the southern border so as to not keep out the dangerous criminals that take advantage of the poor infrastructure and traitorous Democrat legislators? Israel shouldn’t have a wall so as to not keep out the radical terrorists who wish to destroy them?
And what’s more, God is supposedly going to destroy those walls come judgment day? Not evil, not the unrighteous, not Satan, but the walls? That’s the other thing I wanted to talk about with that quote about the day of the Lord.
Hey, here’s another Bible verse for you, Frankie: Matthew 15:7-9: “You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: ‘This people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”
Often it is that we see people like Pope Francis doing this sort of thing – teaching the commandments of men as though they were doctrine from God.
Now, let’s move on to what the guy said about the poor in particular. For the sake of time, I will only quote a few things that are important:
“The marginalization painfully experienced by millions of persons cannot go on for long. Their cry is growing louder and embraces the entire earth… The inequitable distribution of wealth created a significant number of poor people, whose condition appeared all the more dramatic in comparison with the wealth attained by a privileged few… the poor are always poorer, and today they are poorer than ever.”
Just what in the world is he talking about? Wealth did not create poor people. PEOPLE ARE POOR BY NATURE! When born, someone’s net worth is zero. They don’t get money until they either start working or they are lucky enough to have parents who will give them an allowance. People create wealth, not the other way around. Out of poverty comes wealth if a person works smart and hard for it.
The Brookings Institution reported late last year: “2019 will start with the lowest prevalence of extreme poverty ever recorded in human history – less than 8 percent. In all likelihood, this level will set the ‘ceiling’ for a new era of even lower single-digit global poverty rates for the foreseeable future.”
The international poverty line defines someone as living under extreme poverty as being someone who lives on less than $1.90 per day or its equivalent. Today, less than 10% of the world lives in extreme poverty compared to just 30 years ago (1990), where around 37% lived in extreme poverty and compared to 200 years ago when almost EVERYONE lived in extreme poverty. Beyond that, poverty itself ($10 a day) is lower today than it ever was. So the poor are not getting poorer, they are becoming fewer.
Pope Francis is not only a massive hypocrite for telling other people to take care of poor, little immigrants when he doesn’t have to make any adjustments for himself to live by that very example, but he is also completely wrong and inaccurate in his claims.
Not that I think any of this will change his mind. I sincerely don’t think this guy is a Christian, just says he is out of convenience. He focuses far more on the works of Man than the works of God. Being socialist, he views governments as the solution to things like poverty, etc. He thinks it’s up to the government of other nations to take in these immigrants who will take advantage of the economic opportunities and not care to even try to assimilate into a new society and culture, clinging to their old ones and bashing the countries that take them in, harming its citizens, etc.
Newsflash: we are called to serve, not to be abused. I’d rather prioritize poor Americans over poor and ungrateful immigrants who are in all likelihood here illegally.
“If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Ok, I won’t go so far as to actually say that he is the devil himself. But why do I ask that question? Most, if not all, of you readers probably believe in God. As such, you also probably believe in Satan. The Bible often speaks of Satan, calling him the great dragon and snake and deceiver of the world. But when you think of Satan, what do you picture? Probably a 6’ tall red guy with horns and legs like a goat, wielding a trident.
By that description, he seems rather silly. Who would believe that such a being could exist? That’s part of the reason why so many people today don’t believe that Satan exists. The Bible doesn’t describe him that way, though. In fact, aside from being described as a snake and a great dragon, he is never really described physically. All the Bible says of him in terms of physical attributes is that he was “perfect in beauty”, according to Ezekiel 28:12.
Satan was created as the perfect creation. Not the perfect BEING, mind you. That title belongs to God and only God. But Satan was God’s masterpiece. His perfect creation. He was given the most wisdom, talent and beauty out of all the angels. On top of that, he was given the highest honor and greatest job an angel could have: guarding and protecting God’s throne. His job was to protect the very holiness of God! That’s the best and most honorable job anyone could hope to have, but Satan wanted more.
He wanted to be ABOVE God. And so, he rebelled against Him. That’s how Satan became a fallen angel.
So you see, Satan was created not as the ruler of Hell and a disgusting creature in terms of physical looks. He was created to be God’s GREATEST ANGEL! He doesn’t look like a half-goat half-man mix with a fancy pitchfork and some serious skin problems. He was created to be PERFECT! But even the most perfect of creations is still just that, a CREATION. Satan wanted to be a CREATOR. To be ABOVE GOD.
So we know that Satan doesn’t look the way people usually picture him looking like. In fact, Satan started to be described this way during the Middle Ages. Back then, the Church was very aware of the presence of Satan. They were deathly afraid of him. So they decided to ease their worries by attacking Satan. How, you may ask? Well, it wasn’t going to be a battle with weapons. It was going to be a psychological battle. Knowing what they knew about Satan, they knew that he is a proud being. So, they decided to make fun of him. After all, someone who is prideful can’t stand public ridicule and humiliation.
And so, they had artists draw Satan as an ugly, inhuman-looking creature that represents the evils of the world. But that’s not what he looks like. That’s the thing about it.
And that’s why I ask the title question, is the pope the Anti-Christ? Well, first, I have to explain my reasoning as to why I’m picking on the pope as opposed to, say, Obama or Hitler or Stalin. All were evil in their own right. All wanted to, like Satan, be kings of this world. All thought they could be higher than God. But they were all too obviously evil. Their evil could easily be recognized. Yes, they all had followers that loved them and those followers didn’t think they were evil. But we, who follow Christ, all know that the three are evil (though, with varying résumé’s of evil actions).
Satan, however, will not be seen as evil by a large majority of the world. And he will appear as though he is God Himself. In fact, the Bible speaks of this. Revelation 13:4 “And they (the world) worshipped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, saying ‘Who is like the beast? And who can fight against it?’”
He will perform miracles and signs and the world will worship him. The point I’m trying to make here is that Satan won’t one day emerge and kill millions upon millions of people. He won’t destroy anything in this world. He’s not like a comic book villain that appears out of nowhere, laughs evilly and makes buildings explode. He will appear to be the world’s SAVIOR. It’s one of the ways he intends to BECOME LIKE GOD!
So he won’t be someone that is clearly evil and will kill and destroy people and civilizations. He will appear like an angel of light, ready to lead his followers to greatness. He will say the right things at the right times. People will love him, all throughout the world. He’s basically a politician. But in all seriousness, his evil won’t be painfully obvious to the world. People will actually believe he is God. And so, I ask: is the pope the Anti-Christ?
The pope is the head of the Catholic Church. He is, in many people’s eyes, the representative of God and light and goodness. He is, after all, called “His Holiness”. And we all know he's just a man like you and me. The title "His Holiness" can only be attributed to GOD.
Pope Francis is a notorious climate change believer, so he doesn’t trust that God is in control, but rather believes Man is in control of the climate. He is also rather lenient when it comes to gay or lesbian Christians (which is rather oxymoronic) - the Bible is very clear on this. Practicing gays or lesbians by definition cannot be Christians, while former gays or lesbians can be if they repent.
And now, to answer the title question: no, he’s not the Anti-Christ. He doesn’t fit the physical description of the devil nor is he a clear God-like figure that the majority of the world follows. That doesn’t mean, however, that this pope is not a tool for the devil to use. This pope is as far from God as I’ve seen a pope be. He doesn’t trust God. He trusts Man. He may not be the Anti-Christ, but he certainly is no Christian.
Sorry to any Catholic readers on here, but that’s the truth.
2 Corinthians 11:3
“But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”
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