Rome in the News, June 2015

Some Rome and eschatology-related headlines from this past month:

One World Everything:

Defiant of ISIL, Syrian Muslims Open Mosque Named After Virgin Mary

Greece might quit euro, says Lagarde: IMF chief remarks are starkest warning yet country will be force to abandon currency if it cannot meet its debts

Public schools called ‘gigantic criminal enterprise’: 

“He also dug up a number of primary documents that he says prove socialist utopians are attempting to create a “new world order” of global citizens.

 “They tell us they’re creating a global government, a global society, a single world religion – basically globalist everything on steroids, and really what they’re talking about is planetary totalitarianism,” Newman said. “They use nice words and that kind of stuff, but they’re very upfront about what they’re doing.””

Rome and Her Daughters:

Catholic bishops denounce horrific desecration of Christian images in ‘gay pride’ marches in Brazil

Catholic church is running so short of priests in Europe and America it is importing them from new strongholds of Asia and Africa

Catholic Group Exposes Red Influence in the Vatican

Colby Cosh: Pope’s encyclical on climate change reads like the Unabomber Manifesto

Fast to save the planet, says Church of England: Congregations told to skip lunch once a month: The Pope wants to get rid of air conditioning.  The Church of England wants to get rid of eating.

“Gay saints”

Greener than thou! Welby trumps Pope in climate crusade by releasing statement on issue saying it has hurt the poor of the world:  The man now believes that governments can legislate the weather:

The Anglican statement called on people of all faiths to ‘recognise the urgency of the tasks involved in making the transition to the low carbon economy’ and demanded that national leaders make laws to ‘limit the global rise in average temperatures to a maximum of two degrees celsius’”

Here’s one man he didn’t keep waiting: Putin hugs Berlusconi after pair meet at Rome Airport… but he was an HOUR late for audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican

How climate-change doubters lost a papal fight

Is the Devil Dividing Romanists and Evangelicals As Francis States?

‘Once again the Catholic Church is out of touch and closing ranks’: 60 Minutes hits back at Cardinal George Pell after he demands apology from sex abuse victim

Pope blames fossil fuels for ‘turning Earth into an immense pile of filth’ and warns of an ‘inevitable disaster’ in environmental encyclical

Pope Francis creates special Vatican court to try bishops accused of covering up sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests

Pope Francis Is Wrong about Air Conditioning

Pope says weapons manufacturers can’t call themselves Christian

Pope’s ‘feeling’ about short papacy fuels speculation

The Pope Claims Giving Most of Your Money Is the Gospel: smacks of Marxism

The Pope joins the EU in a sad world of make-believe

The Pope’s Science Is Settled?

UK venerates 750 years old Catholic tongue

Vatican indicts ex-ambassador to Dominican Republic

Vatican signs treaty with “State of Palestine”

What happens when an entire country becomes infested with demons? — This sounds an awful lot like Pentecostals “Taking Our Cities for God.”

‘Why didn’t they drop bombs?’ Pope criticises the ‘great powers’ of the world for failing to stop the Nazis transporting Jews, Christians, gypsies and homosexuals to its concentration camps

The Pope’s Agenda and Religious Domination

Via Fishing For Men:

800px-Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_-_The_Tower_of_Babel_(Vienna)_-_Google_Art_Project_-_edited“The diabolical ecumenical movement is many decades old now. But since a Jesuit cardinal from Argentina became the Roman Pope Francis I, ecumenists from the Charismatic/Pentecostal and so-called “Evangelical” camps have been showing a more-than-usual unseemly haste to heap praise on the papal head and to rush to Rome to receive his “blessing” (curse). And thus the Romeward movement has received another major boost…

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Godless Federations

PikiWiki Israel 15577 Light in DarknessThis appears to be from a Futurist perspective but contains information worth pondering in this day and age:

The Danger of Roman Catholic Cities

San Pedro Sula cathedral

Via James Japan:

“As you can see from the list below, 41 (82%) of the 50 most dangerous cities in the world are in Roman Catholic Latin America areas. The 5 American cities in the list all have a heavy Roman Catholic influence. New Orleans, St. Louis and Baltimore were founded by Roman Catholics. So if you add the 5 American cities to the 41 Latin American areas, it results in 92% of the most violent cities in the world under Roman Catholic influence.”

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Note: The author of this site belongs to The Family International but holds to a Protestant Historicist understanding of eschatology

Michael Savage is Closer to the Truth than He Realizes

Michael Savage excoriates the Pope on the topic of climate change on The Savage Nation, June 16, 2015 at 2:35 and following (any transcription errors are mine):

Climate campaign in Barcelona“#3 we have the meddlesome Pope, the Pope’s mischief. As you know, the Pope is mixing religion with politics, which is a no-no in the United States. He has been hand-selected by the New World Order. He is the first non-European Pope in 1200 years. The same people who gave us Obama gave us this Pope. The same people who gave us Obama and the Pope are giving the world a good beating.

He is from an area where Marxist theory was used to rule over the people. The Pope is a danger to the world. Yes, I’ll be very clear on that. He knows about as much about weather as my…well, let’s put it to you this way: The only thing the Pope knows about meteorology is that when it rains, his highly paid aides in the Vatican take out umbrellas and open them for him. The man knows nothing about climate. And for a religious man to do this is incomprehensible. How the Catholic people could put up with this, I don’t know. And by the way, if he hates capitalism so much, and wealthy people so much, I think the Pope ought to begin with an example by selling off some of the great art in the Vatican.

And I think this Pope, this deceiver – what do you think, because someone wears a holy robe they’re holy? Are you people nuts? How many imams are terrorists? Oh, you’re willing to go along with that, aren’t you? Well, the Pope is a Marxist. I stand by those words. He is a wolf in Pope’s clothing. He is an eco-wolf in Pope’s clothing. He’s a stealth Marxist in religious garb. What do you think, I have to get on my hands and knees for him? He’s a man. He’s a man, and I disagree with his big lie, and I resent mixing religion with politics in my nation. It’s sickening. It’s bad enough we gotta put up with Obama mixing race with politics for all these years. Now we have to put up with them mixing Catholicism with politics. It’s disgusting. The world is melting down in front of our eyes because of men like this – the Deceiver, the Great Deceiving Pope. And so we have to stand up to him. It’s that simple. This is simple.

But again, I would make an offer right now in order to help the world’s poor and to help the Pope distribute some of the wealth of the Vatican. I, Michael Savage, hereby bid $1 million for any Michaelangelo in the Vatican. It’s an opening bid, I realize it may be worth more ha ha ha. I’ll put up $1 million for any one of the Michaelangelos in the Vatican. I’ll even go a step further: I’ll put up $5 million if they’ll sell me the Sistine Chapel and transport it to San Francisco. I mean, I know it may be worth more, but think of all of the poor that can be fed with that 5 million, Mr. Pope. Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is, and why don’t you show the people you’re not a stooge of the radical left? What a disgrace this world has become that you would sit there idly and go in those pews and throw money into those pots. Pyoo on it! Pyoo on it! It stinks to high heaven! And I don’t give a damn what he wears, I don’t care what mumbo-jumbo he uses, it’s disgusting to mix politics with religion like this in my country.

Secondly, the man sounds like the False Prophet in Revelation. He sounds just like the False Prophet in Revelation – An ecumenical spiritual figure directing mankind to worship the Antichrist. The man is a False Prophet. How can you buy this garbage? How in the world can you buy this? The world is cooling off, and the man is pushing this to attack capitalism? This is unbelievable to me. We’re living in global tyranny right now.  We are living in global tyranny where the Big Lie is told over and over again. And there’s almost no one to stand up to the Big Liars.”

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Can We Get Past Our Disagreement With Rome?

The Protestant Pulpit:

Smetánka lékařská - zralá semena“Many would have the Evangelical church to believe that they are now in a post-Reformation era, wherein we can get past our disagreement with Rome. Yet, two things must be said to this. First, to be an Evangelical is to be a Protestant… If one loves the flowers of the doctrine of justification and the souls of men, then he must hate the weeds that would seek to choke out the only of poor souls.

Second, Rome has not changed… After decades of seeking rapprochement with Rome on this doctrine [justification], the World Federation of Lutherans received the reply that their conclusion were still under the curses and anathemas of Trent. To call impenitent Romanists “Christians” is to deny the faith once delivered to saints.”

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A Civilized But Non-Christian Mentality

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“The World is trying the experiment of attempting to form a civilized but non-Christian mentality. The experiment will fail; but we must be very patient in awaiting its collapse; meanwhile redeeming the time: so that the Faith may be preserved alive through the dark ages before us; to renew and rebuild civilization, and save the World from suicide.”

―From T. S. Eliot’s essay “Thoughts after Lambeth.” [1931]

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Revelation 16:13-16: And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

Signs versus Things Signified

Via Feileadh Mor:

H. Grattan Guinness:

1273127_28087552-2To “signify” is to show by signs, to intimate your meaning, not in plain words, but by signs and symbols.

Now it were clearly folly, to confound the sign with the thing signified. In a language of signs, each sign and each combination of signs, has a definite meaning. The first verse of the book therefore answers our first question about it: is it to be understood literally? No! IT is A BOOK OF SIGNS. Its true meaning is veiled under significant figures, and a process of translation must take place, ere that true meaning can be reached. Each symbol used, must be separately studied, and its force gathered, from its context, from comparison with other scriptures, from its own nature, and from such explanations as are given in the prophecy itself, before we can expect to discover the mind of the Spirit of God in this book.

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Vatican Advisor Says Individual Rights Must Be Sacrificed “For The Greater Good”

Congress voting independence

Top Vatican adviser Jeffrey Sachs:

“Sachs takes aim at the phrase, which comes from America’s founding document, the United States Declaration of Independence, that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

These rights sound good, Sachs writes, but they’re not enough to guarantee the outcome the global elites have devised for us. Global government, he suggests, must make us live our lives according to international standards of development.

…The Sachs view is that global organizations such as the U.N. must dictate the course of nations and individual rights must be sacrificed for the greater good.”

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Reasons Against a Pre-Trib Rapture

Teachings of Jesus 38 of 40. the rapture. one in the field. Jan Luyken etching. Bowyer BibleVia The Reformed Mind:

Passing along from Justin Taylor at Between Two Worlds:

With the new Left Behind movie trailer now online (starring Nicholas Cage), this might be a helpful time to explain why many of us do not believe the idea of Christians be “raptured” to heaven while others are “left behind” is a biblical teaching.

Here is a summary of the arguments from John Piper:

1. The word for “meeting” the Lord in the air in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (apantesin) is used in two other places in the New Testament: Matthew 25:6 and Acts 28:15. In both places it refers to a meeting in which people go out to meet a dignitary and then accompany him in to the place from which they came out. One of these, Matthew 25:6, is even a parable of the second coming and so a strong argument that this is the sense of the meeting here in 1 Thess. 4:17—that we rise to meet the Lord in the air and then welcome him to earth as king.

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