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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pope Francis: ‘I Believe In God, Not In A Catholic God’

Prophecy Sign:  A false religious system an false prophet that will point the world to the Antichrist

The new Pope is proving to be a very interesting chap.  Happy to share his thoughts about most every topic, (much to the chagrin of many Catholic theologians we are sure).  The Pope's most recent musings is that he believes in God, who happens not to be a Catholic God.  He believes in the Almighty and that Jesus Christ is his incarnation.  Wow!!  Something we can entirely agree with the Pope on, and we applaud him for his candor. We suspect the Catholic hierarchy are now busy plugging the leaks of  Catholic centric doctrine as the Pope goes about blowing holes in the dike. Meanwhile, the Pope has been asked to address the European Parliament and has been asked to visit Israel which he promises to do in 2014, (perhaps to endorse a just negotiated Israel/Palestinian peace accord?).

The new Pope is proving to be of the style we would guess the future False Prophet would be.  A populist with an engaging personality who is at ease with both the geo-political world and the common world as well.  This future engaging personality will convince the world that a powerful messianic figure who seemingly has all the answers to the world's problems, (the Antichrist), is the Messiah that the world has been searching and waiting for, for millennia, (he won't be).

Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns.  The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries. Revelation 17:3-4 NIV

Pope Francis: ‘I Believe In God, Not In A Catholic God’
Pope Francis has been making headlines ever since he was elected the Roman Catholic Church’s leader six months ago, and now he’s getting even more attention. “I believe in God, not in a Catholic God,” he said in an interview, essentially taking a dig at the Catholic Church hierarchy by condemning its “Vatican-centric view.” “I believe in God, not in a Catholic God. There is no Catholic God, there is God and I believe in Jesus Christ, his incarnation,” the pope said in the interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, as quoted by the Inquisitr. “Jesus is my teacher and my pastor, but God, the Father, Abba, is the light and the Creator. This is my Being. Do you think we are very far apart?” The 76-year-old Argentinean pontiff added he does not agree with everything his religion stands for: “This Vatican-centric view neglects the world around us,” he said. “I do not share this view, and I’ll do everything I can to change it.”

Pope Francis invited to address European Parliament
At the conclusion of an essay published in L’Osservatore Romano, European Parliament President Martin Schulz invited Pope Francis to address the 766-member body. The piece was published on October 11, the day of a scheduled meeting between Schulz and the Pope.  “Twenty-five years ago, on this same day, John Paul II delivered before the European Parliament meeting in Strasbourg an inspirational speech,” Schulz wrote. “Today, for the European Parliament, it would be a great honor to hear again the message of the Holy Father, his words of foresight, solidarity, and hope.”

Pope Francis: I’ll come to Israel
Pope Francis told Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) he would visit Israel, but did not specify a date. Edelstein was on an official visit to Italy and the Vatican Wednesday. He met Pope Francis Wednesday afternoon, and invited him to Israel and to a visit to the Knesset. Francis replied emphatically, “I’ll come! I’ll come!” Edelstein also asked the pope to help combat anti-Semitism. “There is still anti-Semitism in the world,” Edelstein said. “I ask you to use your influence to combat it.” Pope Francis had indicated in July he would visit Israel in 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s visit to Jerusalem in 1964, which took place before the Vatican recognized the State of Israel.http://www.timesofisrael.com/pope-francis-ill-come-to-israel/

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