How to Respond If Pope Francis is the False Prophet

By Dr. Kelly Bowring

Dr. Kelly Bowring is a Catholic Theologian and author of the bestseller The Secrets, Chastisement, and Triumph” and of“The Signs of the Times”This article was originally published on March 13, 2014 by Two Hearts Press LLC in their website:www.TwoHeartsPress.com

I think Pope Francis is the Pope who fulfills  the apocalyptic prophecy during the period relating to the last Pope of the Malachy prophecy. There simply is no more room for another Pope according to this prophecy before the final events unfold. A year ago, after examining the credible heavenly prophecies of our times and their relation to the election of the new Pope, I wrote an article explaining that it was “plausible”(seems reasonable, but not yet certain) that the prophecies might be true concerning their declaration that Pope Francis is the False Prophet.

Today, a year into his pontificate, mounting evidence of credible heavenly prophecy and of Pope Francis’ own actions, teachings and unfolding agenda that aligns with the prophecy have me now thinking it is not only plausible, but also even “possible” he is the False Prophet… it is quite possible.

As a Catholic theologian, I say this with great trepidation, and I ask the reader to hear me out before drawing your own conclusion. It is apparent to faithful Catholics today, and more and more so as the past year progressed, that some of Pope Francis’ actions and teachings have raised legitimate and serious concerns. This article asks you to look at the disconcerting actions and statements of Pope Francis and the “Francis effect” in the light of the potentially related prophecies about him. Of course, time will make things clearer as to his plans and agenda, as he moves beyond his now famous rhetoric toward implementation. So for now, I withhold any conclusions, instead giving Pope Francis the benefit of the doubt, always remaining obedient to the Church as a faithful Catholic theologian. But, alert and investigative I shall remain, and I think that if he is a valid Pope, and the prophecies are wrong and his disturbing rhetoric is just for effect, he will be glad for my vigilance on behalf of the Church.

Nevertheless, it is incumbent upon me to present to you the reader some of the reasons that have led me to this current supposition. First, I will present the credible heavenly prophecies about the False Prophet, then what to expect from the False Prophet according to the prophecies, and finally how Catholics should respond to the possibility and growing concern that Pope Francis might be the False Prophet.

I. Credible Biblical and Heavenly Prophecies Related to the False Prophet

Here are twelve sources of prophecy related to the False Prophet:

1. In the Book of Revelation, the False Prophet is mentioned as the Beast from the earth “like a lamb” who becomes the religious head of the false church. The False Prophet deceives those who dwell on earth”. It is important to recognize that the False Prophet will be the greatest deceiver to ever live on earth, the epitome of a wolf in sheep’s clothing, pretending perfectly to be that which he is not. By this, he will lead many of the faithful into heresy, and he will eventually cause the earth to honor and worship the Antichrist (Rev. 13:12). The Catechism confirms, saying: Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through final trial that will shakethe faith of many believers… in the form of a religious deceptionwhich will be one of apostasy.  (CCC 675)

2. Objectively and of significant note, we are on the last Pope of this age according to the famous St. Malachy prophecy. St. Malachy was a twelfth century Saint whose prophecies concerned the final Pope of our time, the Pope who will reign after Pope Benedict XVI, stating about him:

In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city (Rome) will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people.

So, what does this prophecy tell us? It tells us that with the reign of Pope Francis (the 112th pope of the prophecy), we will endure the final persecution. It is not in the future, but right now. And that Rome is about to be destroyed. This also agrees with the La Salette prophecy (see below). Of the 112 Popes in the Malachy prophecy, the last pope listed, Petrus Romanus, is the only one that did not have a number. Why would all the other popes have a number except the last pope? Is this a hint about his invalidity? Possibly. And it tells us the Judge is returning in this generation to initiate judgment, possibly to usher in the great new Era of Peace that Our Lady of Fatima foretold.

3. Our Lady of La Salette prophesied about the latter times:

Rome will lose the faith and become the seat of the antichrist… all the universe will be struck with terror, and many will let themselves be misled.

The Church will be eclipsed…

Melanie (the visionary) stated that Our Lady said the Church will be“eclipsed” in this two-fold sense: 1) “that one will not know which is the true Pope; 2) “for a time, the holy Sacrifice will cease to be offered (validly) in churches.”

4. Our Lady reportedly stated through Fr. Gobbi:

I will bring you to the full understanding of Sacred Scripture. Above all, I will read to you the pages of its last book, which you are living. . . I am opening for you the sealed book, that the secrets contained in it may be revealed…

So, according to this prophecy, our generation will indeed experience the final battle of the Book of Revelation, and the beginning of the millennium of peace. So, these events are upon us even now.

Relating the False Prophet to the Book of Revelation, Our Lady continues through Fr. Gobbi, saying:

There comes out of the earth, by way of aid to the black beast which arises out of the sea, a beast which has two horns like those of a lamb… intimately connected to that of the priesthood… The beast with the two horns like a lamb indicates Freemasonry infiltrated into the interior of the Church, that is to say, ecclesiastical Masonry, which has spread especially among the members of the hierarchy. This Masonic infiltration, in the interior of the Church, was already foretold to you by me at Fatima, when I announced to you that Satan would enter in even to the summit of the Church. The task of ecclesiastical Masonry is that of destroying Christ and His Church, building a new idol, namely a false christ and a false church.

The Church will know the hour of its great apostasy. The man of iniquity will penetrate into its interior and will sit in the very Temple of God, while the remnant which will remain faithful will be subjected to the greatest trials and persecutions.

“The apostasy will be, as of then, generalized because almost all will follow the false christ and the false church. Then the door will be open for the appearance of the man or of the very person of the Antichrist!”

5. There is a famous prophecy attributed to St. Francis, as follows:

At the time of this tribulation a man, not (authentically) canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error… There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people… for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.

The only way Pope Francis could fulfill this prophecy, if it is true, is if he personally held a (secret) heresy in his heart at his election. Then he would not have been validly elected. If not validly elected, then he is “a destroyer”and the papacy would be vacant, with an imposter on the throne of Peter – which is at least possible.

Perhaps that’s why Our Lady of Good Success said in 1611 about our time by name that it would be a time of an apparent triumph of Satan, which will bring enormous sufferings to the good Pastors of the Church and to the faithful. Thus, the faithful were to “clamor insistently, imploring our Celestial Father that He might bring to an end those Ominous times, sending to this Church the Prelate who will restore the spirit of its priests.”

6. Bl. Catherine Emmerich prophesied:

I had another vision of the great tribulation. It seems to me that a concession was demanded from the clergy which could not be granted (perhaps forcing them to give Communion to divorced/remarrieds and blessings to gay unions)… It was as if people were splitting into two camps…

I saw also the relationship between THE TWO POPES… I saw how baleful (harmful) would be the consequences of this false church… I saw that the Church of Peter was undermined by a plan evolved by the secret sect… They built a large, singular, extravagant church which was to embrace all creeds with equal rights: Evangelicals, Catholics, and all denominations, a true communion of the unholy with one shepherd and one flock… I saw the fatal consequences of this counterfeit church: I saw it increase; I saw heretics of all kinds…

When the (true) Church had been for the most part destroyed, and when only the sanctuary and altar were still standing, I saw the wreckers enter the Church with the Beast (antichrist)… I see the Holy Father in great anguish. He lives in a palace other than before… I saw a strange church being built against every rule… the new heterodox Church of Rome… Everything was being done, according to human reason. I saw all sorts of people, things, doctrines, and opinions. There was something proud, presumptuous, and violent about it, and they seemed to be very successful…. The (true) Church is completely isolated and as if completely deserted. It seems that everyone is running away. Everywhere I see great misery, hatred, treason, rancor, confusion and utter blindness. O city! O city! What is threatening thee? The storm is coming, do be watchful!

[I also saw the various regions of the earth. My Guide (Jesus) named Europe and pointing to a small and sandy region, He uttered these words: ‘Here is Prussia (East Germany), the enemy.’ Then He showed me another place, to the north, and He said: ‘This is Moskva, the land of Moscow, bringing many evils’.]”

7. Pedro Regis, whose reported messages have his Bishop’s published recognition, reports Our Lady saying:

The day will come when the (true) Pope will be taken from his throne… Laws will be passed to impede the action of the church…

In the great final battle, the smoke of the Devil will arise in the house of God, but the light of the Lord will prevail… the lack of love for the truth and the disrespect for the sacraments will lead many of the consecrated to the abyss of apostasy… The future of the Church will be marked with a great division and a sad religious dictatorship. Peter will encounter Judas in his way… Betrayal will touch the throne of Peter… A decision will be made and there will be great confusion in the palace (the Vatican)… The future will be marked by divisions and scandals in the Church of my Jesus…

Treachery will touch the throne of Peter… marked by a serious conflict between the true Church and the false one.

St. Peter will direct his barque amidst great tempests. The Barque of St. Peter is going to flounder, and there is going to be great confusion…

An apparently good and just man will appear. He will deceive many people, for he will realize great prodigies. He will come FROM THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE and many people will consider him as a savior. Pay attention and don’t be deceived…

There will be TWO THRONES, but only on one will be the true successor of Peter… an arrogant Pope will divide the Church. His orders will be obeyed and what is precious will be thrown out. A great spiritual confusion is on the way… the one who could have been Peter will become Judas. He will open the doors for the enemy and will make men and women of faith suffer… The church will be without Peter… a war will explode on Rome and there will be few survivors.

Listen to the true magisterium of the Church and flee from the lies of the devil.

8. Our Lady of Akita stated about these times:

The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their Confreres. The churches and altars will be sacked. The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.

9. Sr. Elena Aiello (d. 1961), who was declared Blessed on September 14, 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI, prophesied the following:

Russia will march upon all the nations of Europe, particularly Italy, and will raise her flag over the Dome of St. Peter’s. Italy will be severely tried by a great revolution, and Rome will be purified in blood for its many sins, especially those of impurity!… Oh, what a horrible vision I see! A great revolution is going on in Rome! They are entering the Vatican. The Pope is all alone; he is praying. They are holding the Pope. They take him by force.

10. Jesus reportedly prophesied through Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta saying:

The nations for which I had a predilection, Italy and France, are the ones which have denied Me the most… They will also be the ones which will wage war more against the Church…

Man has lost religion. Religion is ignored by some of the very ones who call themselves religious… this is why man lives like a beast – he has lost religion…

The Church is so full of interior bitterness, and in addition to the interior bitterness, She is about to receive exterior bitternesses. I saw people starting a revolution, entering churches, stripping altars and burning them, making attempts on the lives of priests, breaking statues… and a thousand other insults and evils… there seemed to be a general uproar against the Church… I saw many priests running away from the Church and turning against the Church to wage war against her. (Jesus says this happened because they focused on human and worldly things, which in turn hardened their hearts to divine things.)”

Jesus speaks further about the religious, priests, and enemies of the Church, saying: 

In the religious, in the clergy, in those who call themselves Catholics, My Will not only agonizes, but is kept in a state of lethargy, as if It had no life. How many pretend to be my children, while they are my fiercest enemies! These false sons are usurpers, self-interested and incredulous; their hearts are bilges of vice. These very sons will be the first to wage war against the Church – they will try to kill their own Mother! Soon they will make war against the Church, and Her greatest enemies will be Her own children…

The more it seems that the world is apparently at peace and they sing the praises of peace, the more they hide wars, revolutions and tragic scenes for poor humanity, under that ephemeral and disguised peace. And the more it seems that they favor my Church, singing hymns of victories and triumphs, and practices of union between the State and the Church, the nearer is the brawl that they are preparing against Her.”

11. A recent prophecy about Pope Benedict XVI stated:

Pope Benedict XVI is being plotted against within his own corridors by an evil sect… Pray that they do not drive the Pope away. Pray that the false prophet will not take the seat of the Holy Father so that he can spread lies. Pray that those sacred servants in the Vatican are strong enough to withstand this evil plot designed to destroy the Catholic Church. They plan to replace the Holy Vicar Pope Benedict XVI with a dictator of lies. He will create a new church in league with the anti-christ and his group in order to deceive the world… Great division will emerge within the ranks of priests, bishops, archbishops and cardinals. One side against the other. (Eventually) those true disciples will have to hide and preach privately or else be killed. So hidden will the true church be that the true faithful will have to bind together in order to practice their allegiance to My Eternal Father… My beloved Vicar’s days are now numbered. He will have left the Vatican before The Warning takes place.

This source prophesied that Pope Benedict would leave the papacy before his death, and ONE-YEAR LATER TO THE VERY DAY of her reported prophecy, he surprised the world by announcing his retirement. The devil does not know the future! Her messages say Benedict would be secretly forced out, to which much evidence has been presented by those who have investigated it, though he himself also states that the resignation itself was done freely. Several other prophecies of this same source have come true as well. This source also states:

The False Prophet will ensnare My beloved children through his charismatic, charmful ways. The False Prophet will take up position in the Holy See of Rome… My children be aware, however, that the False Prophet will have you believe he is also preparing you for [the new earthly] place of Paradise. His lies will enthrall a naïve group of Catholic followers. He will present a wonderful and loving external charisma and all of My children in the Catholic Church will be confused. One sign to look out for will be his pride and arrogance hidden behind an exterior false humility. So fooled will My children be that they will think he is an exceptional and pure soul. He will be treated like a living saint. Not one word out of his mouth will be questioned. He will also appear to have supernatural gifts and people will instantly believe he can perform miracles. Anyone who opposes him will be criticized and considered a heretic. All such souls accused of being heretics will be cast aside and fed to the dogs. (MDM)

We are warned about how we will be treated! So why should we fight? Because God has called us to be His watchmen (see Ezekiel 33). Should we be surprised that the evil one would react this way towards us after we expose him and his hidden plans? May God guide us in His truth and mercy according to His Divine Will.

With all these prophecies about the False Prophet antipope, who then is the“Peter the Roman” of St. Malachy’s prophecy, who is supposedly currently reigning as the final pope of this era? Well, the prophetic messages of MDM and of Pedro Regis, who has his Bishop’s recognition, have stated that this is none other than St. Peter spiritually reigning over the Church now from Heaven, because according to their prophecies, the earthly papacy is now vacant, held by an imposter. Whether this is true or not, I do not know, but it is possible. Time will tell. Some may interject at this point that Catholics are not required to believe in private revelation, but I ask you – Do you think God would be pleased with an outright dismissal of His prophetic word just because it makes us uncomfortable. Are not these prophecies founded in Scripture anyway? And didn’t St. Paul say regarding prophecy that we are to “test everything and hold fast to what is good” (1 Thess. 5:21) and Urban VIII say about reported prophecy that “It is better to believe than not to believe”?

12. The writing is on the wall and the finger of God put it there. If all these prophecies relate to Pope Francis, as is possible, then the prophecies of a martyred pope, as referred to in the famous St. John Bosco dream and in the 3rd Secret of Fatima and Pius X’s prophecy of a pope leaving the Vatican in haste who dies cruelly in exile, could then be referring to Pope Emeritus Benedict.

According to St. Pius X’s prophecy, this would make sense. He stated:

I have seen one of my successors, of the same name, who was fleeing over the bodies of his brethren. He will take refuge in some hiding place; but after a brief respite, he will die a cruel death.

Does this prophecy refer to Pope Emeritus Benedict? Quite likely! St. Pius X prophesied that the Pope who flees Rome and dies a cruel death has the same name as his. Pius X and Benedict XVI both have the same given name of Joseph.

Thus, Benedict might be the “Bishop in white” who is martyred in the 3rd Secret of Fatima and the Pope who is martyred in John Bosco’s dream.

John of the Cleft Rock (14th Century) also prophesied:

Towards the end of the world… the Pope with his cardinals will have to flee Rome in tragic circumstances to a place where they will be unknown. The Pope will die a cruel death in his exile. The sufferings of the Church will be much greater than at any previous time in her history… About the year 2000 A.D., Antichrist will reveal himself to the world.”

Joachim of Fiore prophesied: Antichrist will overthrow the pope and usurp his see.

Premol (5th century) prophesied about the two sides divided and the fleeing Pope of the latter times:

Everywhere there is war! Peoples and nations are pitted against each other… Rome also collapses in tumult. And I see the King of Rome with his Cross and his Tiara, shaking the dust off his shoes, and hastening in his flight to other shores. Your Church, O Lord, is torn apart by her own children. One camp is faithful to the fleeing Pontiff, the other is subject to the new government of Rome which has broken the Tiara.

Cardinal Ratzinger stated about the 3rd Secret of Fatima and thus in general about these prophesies:

The vision speaks of dangers and how we might be saved from them. In other words, these are warnings and are at least in part conditional. Nevertheless, the prophecies of the False Prophet and the Antichrist in the Book of Revelation shall be fulfilled, including that they will be thrown alive into the fiery pool (Revelation 19:20).

Recent Popes also agree about our times.

On May 11, 2010, while traveling on a plane to Portugal, Pope Benedict XVI was asked about the Third Secret of Fatima the pope answered, stating,“The sufferings of the Church come precisely from within the Church, from sins that exist in the Church.” Further, on May 13, 2010, before 500,000 pilgrims at Fatima, he stated, “Whoever thinks that the prophetic mission of Fatima is over, is deceiving himself.” He had also stated after becoming pope, “Pray that I don’t flee for fear of the wolves.” And just before becoming Pope, John Paul II famously stated:

We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel.” Just a few years before this, Pope Paul VI had told the world: “The tail of the devil is functioning in the disintegration of the Catholic world. The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church even to its summit. Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world and into the highest levels within the Church.

Interestingly, St. Faustina wrote in her diary that her “worst day of suffering” where she felt as if she was in Gethsemane (where Jesus was betrayed by Judas) was the SAME EXACT DAY POPE FRANCIS WAS BORN. She writes:

December 17, [1936].  I have offered this day for priests.  I have suffered more today than ever before, both interiorly and exteriorly.  I did not know it was possible to suffer so much in one day.  I tried to make a Holy Hour, in the course of which my spirit had a taste of the bitterness of the Garden of Gethsemane.

II. What to Expect from the False Prophet According to the Prophecies

Here are seven “signs” of the False Prophet to watch out for:

1. Parades (False) Humility with Masterful Deception: Evil is pride masked as humility while masquerading. Every “humble” thing he does will be intentionally broadcast through the media, and he will claim to just be a normal humble person while his campaigns will show him to be a shameless exhibitionist. This propaganda will be exploited to raise his own popularity and seeming egalitarianism. Instead of defending the Faith, he will seek to impress the world’s Catholics by his actions and teachings. His performance of humility will not only be used to denigrate Benedict XVI and the rest of his predecessors, but to portray Benedict XVI as some uncharitable hardline traditionalist. If this occurs in the current pontificate, then we will start to see two sides dividing: Francis Catholics vs. Benedict Catholics.

He will not be who he appears to be, as the False Prophet he will be one of the greatest deceivers in human history, thus he will appear even perfectly to be the opposite of what he is, even more so than if he was really who he appears to be. Thus, he will come across playing his part more perfectly than a real Pope would, at least at first. All other Popes will be shown to have been less than they should have been, in the light of who he pretends to be. He will appear to be a Pope of Popes.

But, his inconsistency with tradition and veiled self-promotion will be one of the “signs” of pretension that he is the False Prophet.

2. Displays Unexplainable Charisma and Achieves Quick Global Influence: Unexplainably and immediately loved by the world and the media, with an unprecedented colossal popularity, where no matter what he says or does, it will only be interpreted one way, he will engage in double speak (speaking to both sides at the same time, out of both sides of his mouth) thereby intentionally causing confusion for the faithful. He will be treated like a living saint. Such a force will accompany him that not one word out of his mouth will be questioned. After some time, he will also appear to have supernatural gifts and people will believe he can perform miracles. Anyone who opposes him will be criticized and considered a heretic (the very opposite of what is true). All such souls accused of being heretics will be ridiculed and belittled, and even persecuted.

Example of his double speaking might be like this: “Of course we know that marriage is traditionally between a man and a woman, and so it shall remain; but we must also be tolerant and compassionate to those in same sex unions, who have (legal) rights as well. In today’s world, we must meet the people where they are; and who are we to judge anyway; thus, we shall require priests to grant them a blessing from the Church for the good of all.”

3. Utilizes the Law of Gradualness (and Popular Support) to Thwart Any Opposition: The hidden agenda of the False Prophet will be to move step by step, always in two directions simultaneously (in the direction of seeming to respect Church teaching and in the direction of altering itseemingly for a good reason), such that the changes that will occur will be minor enough that the faithful will not be aroused or alarmed sufficiently to see beyond the apparent good will of the Pope. As such it will be too difficult to mount a clear defensive to stop him. By way of small almost imperceptible steps – whereby the updating of Church teaching becomes modernizing becomes actual change becomes heresy – with a progression that is ever so cunning that it becomes unstoppable, and in such a way that it is even defended by the faithful who are not aware of the deception and the agenda that is unfolding because of its gradual nature and the double-speak that surrounds it.

4. Projects Openness to Doctrinal Revision and Sets Course for Apostasy: The False Prophet will mislead the Church into heresy, which is discussed as the first seal of the Book of Revelation, when the truth faith will be twisted, when the Church is presented with a new watered down doctrine. Ask yourself: Is Pope Francis taking steps that are possibly laying the groundwork for changes to doctrine and morality, even to the emergence of a one-world religion? If he is the False Prophet, Francis will not simply commit occasional theological mistakes in his rhetoric, but instead, he will move more and more toward openly professing a false faith, thus demonstrating that the faith he holds and professes is false, showing himself to be a heretical anti-pope, and confusing many by portraying the true Faith with a secretly false faith. He will also come up with a solution to unite all churches as one. Hailed as a modern innovator, he will be applauded by the secular world because he will condone sin. He will bring in new laws, which will, not only contradict the teachings (morality and doctrine) of the Catholic Church, but which will go against all Christian laws. This does not mean it will be easy for all to see, for he will use cleverly-crafted reasons, couched in a soft gentle manner, to blind many from the Truth. Every liberal bishop and theologian will have the ear of this Pope, and his praise. These Church leaders will also talk in double-speak in their efforts to undermine Catholic doctrine – their words of love and their quotes from Holy Scripture will be used only to deceive us, and they will scheme to make various reckless and confusing statements to the public – and in turn the False Prophet Pope will laud them as innovators. As this occurs, it will be required for all faithful Catholics to choose whose side they are on, or they will find themselves on the wrong side by default!Unfortunately, many will embrace their false leaders’ lies and laxities rather than face the challenges of the Truth. St. Robert Bellarmine stated: “It is granted to (only a) few to recognize the true Church amid the darkness of so many schisms and heresies, and to fewer still to love the truth, which they have seen, as to fly to its embrace.”

Thus, many of the faithful will be misled. Divisions will ensue. Then the False Prophet will prepare for the Antichrist to rule the new one-world religion, and together they will work to deceive all of God’s people. But the true Church shall not be prevailed against. The truth of Revelation as handed down to us in the Church through Scripture (the Bible) and Tradition (the Catechism) cannot be changed. And we may never do evil (like changing morality or discounting doctrine), even for a good reason. The sure “sign” of heresy and of the False Prophet is the changing of any doctrine, for any reason, even a cleverly disguised reason such as for the sake of (false) mercy, compassion, or unity – as exemplified by the following three examples currently being discussed around the Vatican:

– False mercy in granting Communion (without valid annulment) to Catholic couples who are divorced and civilly remarried, even though they are in the state of adultery

Bible Verse: “Whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery.” Matthew 19:9

Catechism Citation: “The Church maintains that a new union cannot be recognized as valid, if the first marriage was. If the divorced are remarried civilly, they find themselves in a situation that objectively contravenes God’s law. Consequently, they cannot receive Eucharistic communion as long as this situation persists.” CCC 1650

– False compassion and excessive tolerance in requiring priests to grant a Church “blessing” to gay unions, even as a means to avoid discrimination

Bible Verses: “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral, nor idolaters, not adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the greedy, not drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9 RSVCE

“Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.” Romans 1:26-27

Catechism Citations: “Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,tradition has always declared that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.’They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved… [Even] this inclination is objectively disordered.” CCC 2357-8

“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring.” CCC 1601

“‘God himself is the author of marriage.’ The vocation to marriage is written in the very nature of man and woman as they came from the hand of the Creator.” CCC 1603

“Holy Scripture affirms that man and woman were created for one another… ‘So they are no longer two, but one flesh.’” CCC 1605

The fact is that this is beginning to happen, and it was prophesied to happen. On prophecy states: “The abolition of sin will be introduced through the introduction of laws which will be seen to endorse tolerance. They include abortion, euthanasia, and same sex marriages. Churches will be forced to allow same sex marriages and priests will be forced to bless them.” (MDM)

– False unity (ecumenism) in allowing non-Catholics to Communion in the Catholic Church through doctrinal compromise or revision and through changes to the Sacraments themselves

Bible Verse: “Whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord. A person should examine himself,and so eat the bread and drink the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body (accepting all the doctrine of the Church and being in a state of grace in full communion with the Church), eats and drinks judgmenton himself.” 1 Corinthians 11:27-29

Catechism Citations: “Anyone conscious of a grave sin must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before coming to communion.”  CCC 1385

Those who receive the Eucharist must “have the required dispositions.”(CCC 1388) They must be in full communion with the Catholic Church, accept all the doctrines of the Church’s Tradition, and be in a state of grace.

Ecclesial communities derived from the Reformation and separated from the Catholic Church, ‘have not preserved the proper reality of the Eucharistic mystery in its fullness, especially because of the absence of the sacrament of Holy Orders.’ It is for this reason that, for the Catholic Church, Eucharistic intercommunion with these communities is not possible.” CCC 1400

Those who receive the Eucharist must “give evidence of holding the Catholic faith regarding these sacraments (including the Real Presence) and possess the required dispositions.” CCC 1401

Our Church is more and more under attack – from without and from within. What we will see is an attempt to fundamentally transform the Catholic Church, even from within her hierarchy. Is this not the very “doctrines of demons and pretensions of liars” that St. Paul warned would be sanctioned in the latter times (1 Timothy 4:1-2, 2 Timothy 3:1-5)? And if so, make no other conclusion, the wrathof Godwill indeed be directed against those who suppress the truth (Romans 1:18). Perhaps that can also be said toward anyone who suppresses the heavenly messages contained in these prophecies as well.

5. Instigates Divisions and Wars Secretly: The False Prophet will guide the Church to be caught up in revolutionary wars and internal divisions leading to a falsification of the Christian Faith so as to create a new religion fashioned in humanism, not Revelation, according to man’s ways, not God’s. Such wars are discussed as the second seal of the Book of Revelation, which will set the stage for the rise of the Antichrist who will come to power as a false peacemaker with his deceptively loving humane exterior. Be on your guard. Through his despicable deceit, the Antichrist will be seen as the messenger of love, peace, and harmony in the world. He will show a façade of charm, with seeming compassion and love for all. At this point, the False Prophet will be pushed to one side for a time, because the Antichrist will now enter the world stage, as foretold. When you hear the media reports of the new, promising, skilled, peace negotiator, you will know who he is. He will be a very close ally of the False Prophet and is under no illusion as to who he is. The whole world will then fall under his spell. He will confuse many and tell people that all things are good, when they are bad, and holy, when they are not. He will shield and promote the wolves that want to devour the souls of God’s children; but true believers will know who he is.

6. Supports the New World Order and One-World Currency: The False Prophet will give over his mesmerizing global worldwide influence to the man of lawlessness who will arise as a (false) peacemaker to end the global war that is soon coming and to assist him in establishing the new-world order, which is discussed in Chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation. And the Antichrist will control humanity through the new one-world currency and the mark of the beast. Then the persecution led by the New World Alliance will commence. We must take courage and be ready to receive some blows for the Truth. As Benedict XVI recently said: “The courage of the truth is, in my eyes, a criterion of the first order of sainthood” in these times.

7. Assists in The Great Persecution: These two persons, the Antichrist and the False Prophet, are under the direction of Satan, and will bring all humanity to the brink of destruction. Persecution will evolve slowly and be subtle at first, following the law of gradualness. The False Prophet and the Antichrist will work in unison, in order to bring about desolation upon the world, which will result after the abomination in the Catholic Church has been fulfilled. All truth regarding Christ’s teachings will be twisted. Everything will be a lie.

The False Prophet, who will head up the shell of the Catholic Church on earth, will order mankind to worship the human leader of the Antichrist rather than God (Rev. 13:14-15). Then, the Sacraments will only truly be available from those priests (and other Christian clergy) who remain loyal to Christ and to the truths of the Faith. The problem is that those who side with the Antichrist and the False Prophet will be seen to be doing great good in the world, while those who follow the Laws of God will be demonized and sought out and persecuted. The Two Witnesses, the Catholic Church and the House of Israel, will testify against the false christ and the false church, and they will be persecuted, both externally and from within. A time will come when it seems both have been destroyed. But God will intervene, and they will rise again to form the New Heaven and the New Earth.

III. How Catholics Should Respond to the Possibility that Pope Francis might be the False Prophet

Catholics believe that by the will and teaching of Christ, the Magisterium of the Church is protected with the charism of infallibility such that by the power of Holy Spirit the Pope cannot ever err in his official teaching on matters of faith and morals. The true Church will never err in faith and morals. As Catholics, we know this is true. So let no one tamper or interfere with the Word of God.

On the other hand, if a Pope personally embraces a heresy (false doctrine or immorality), even in secret, then he is de facto no longer Pope. So then, if a Pope teaches a false doctrine (or changes doctrine), then this is the sure “sign” he is not a valid Pope, as I have addressed in another article. In such a case, his teachings should not be obeyed and he should not be followed. Faithful Catholics must be attuned to this possibility, especially given the heavenly prophecies related to this and given the serious concerns Pope Francis continues to raise, as well as the path he seems to be leaning toward. But, due to our required obedience to the Magisterium, we cannot decide exclusively for ourselves whether he is in heresy and thus invalid. We must wait until the Church’s otherwise highest authority (like Pope Emeritus Benedict) declares it so and presents the clearest evidence.

But people are already asking how they should respond to the possibility that Pope Francis might be the False Prophet? Here are six ways, as follows:

1. Remain obedient and vigilant. In conscience, heart, mind, and will – remain obedient to Pope Francis, and consider him a valid Pope – for the time being. Know that the Church’s Magisterium shall remain infallible, though not in the False Prophet and his lies, whoever he is. Anyone who supports gay unions, birth control/contraception, abortion or euthanasia, women priests, watered-down doctrine and other heresies must be avoided.

And given Pope Francis’ track record in light of the growing evidence of prophecy, we should stop praising him and his troubling actions; while standing loyally with him (for now) as Pope; praying for him; and asking for clarification, while remaining vigilant for the good of souls and the Church. We desire nothing more than to be faithful to the Pope. We must also see our way through this moment with solid reasoning and faith. This situation now requires a determined vigilance.

2. Remain alert and investigative. Don’t bury your head in the sand and hope it will all blow over. Given both the prophecies and the Pope’s track record of troubling statements, it is permitted and even proper given these circumstances to be evaluative and even somewhat critical of Pope Francis’ actions and teachings. As Catholics, it is permitted to consider the possibility that he may be the False Prophet, while not yet concluding it. Thus, at this point, it is not helpful to excessively praise everything he says and does, mistakenly thinking that this will make you a better or more faithful Catholic in the process. Instead, we should look at what he is saying and doing with a critical eye of reason, as the times call for it, while keeping our faith intact. Indeed, this situation that is brewing may scandalize us. But, let us recall St. Thomas Aquinas who quotes Gregory saying: “If people are scandalized at the truth, it is better to allow the birth of scandal, than to abandon the truth.” Remember, suspicion does not mean a conclusion of guilt, only the possibility of guilt, and thus the need for an investigation. And, as far as what we should do, just share these prophecies and papal concerns – “The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Just let it loose. It will defend itself,” says St. Augustine. So be watchmen of the Church’s morals and doctrine and ambassadors of these heavenly prophecies. For a time still, even if things get worse, do not be surprised if even good Bishops and theologians are confused and misdirected in their leanings and enthusiasms. Soon enough, if things are as prophesy indicates, they will become clearer to them and to large numbers of the faithful. Be patient and persevering.

3. Remain United in the truth of Christ. What happened to – let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no’? We will not allow our faith to be tampered with; we know our doctrines and morals are irrefutable and unchangeable. Even if some of the leaders of the Church want to change us (and Christ) or leave us (and Christ) behind – wanting to split us and divide us, we will not be divisive. If these prophecies are fulfilled (as it is evidently headed), then we shall not be dividing from the Church, but they from us. All that we need to do is stay right where we’ve always been in the truth of the Church’s faith and doctrine. Where the true Church will remain.Governed by the Word of God in the Catechism and the Bible, along with the true Magisterium.

Will there be backlash for this article, probably. Will it be fierce, possibly? Why am I writing it? The fact is that Satan hopes to poison our minds towards the Lord’s prophecies and keep the veil over our eyes concerning the unfolding of his plans. We must realize this and try not to succumb to the evil one’s plan to divide us and to use each other to attack the other. He will turn one against the other. He will create doubts and divisions. It is clear that we must prepare for spiritual battles that will pour a terrible deluge of hatred not only upon these heavenly messages but also toward those who promote them. We must not allow these attacks to stop us. I recommend that we respond by ignoring these attacks, and that we move forward and give the world these heavenly messages as quickly as we can. Many, when presented with these messages, will feel a compunction to listen to them, as we do, and they will then be given graces to see the Truth of revelation and the truth of events as they unfold.

Remember, you do not have to follow anyone who is preaching heresy (moral or doctrinal errors). There is a deceitful schism developing in the main body of the Church between Catholics who want to overthrow the Church’s teachings and doctrine and the faithful remnant who don’t. Those who promote apostasy, not the faithful who remain true to doctrine, will cause the new schism. When they go too far, if this is Pope Francis’ real agenda, then we will have to look to the “worthy Shepherd” of Benedict XVI to extricate the error and restore to the Church to its beauty (as Bl. Tomasuccio de Foligno prophesied a Pope would do). As to the rest, leave all to the Lord’s will.

4. Remain charitable. You will respond one way or another to the information in this article, by acknowledgment or disagreement. If you consider the possibility that these prophecies might be true, then spread this article. God does not give His prophecy to the few open-minded faithful only, but to all the faithful. He wants His revelation shared and spread, to anyone who will listen and respond. And realize that many, especially at this point, will not yet agree. They will not be able to see or consider the situation, yet. Do not try to argue your perspective. Present the information. Pray for discernment. Pray for the Pope and the Church, for true mercy, compassion, and unity. Let us pray for one another and for unity in the truth. Time will make things more clear one way or another. Pope Francis is either the False Prophet, which is a real possibility, or he is not, and someone else is. It is either going in this direction, or it is not, and criticism of this message won’t change it. If it is going in that direction, you will be glad God informed you through His prophecies beforehand anyway, even if you initially rejected them.

5. Remain hopeful. God is in control, and the events of these times are in His Providence. Remember that God brings good out of all things for those who love Him (Romans 8:28). And He foretold these things through Daniel and St. John in the Bible and through many heavenly prophecies, so that we would have courage as the events unfold and so that we would recognize that He wants us to respond with hope and faith in Him. Fear is not from the Lord. Make our own Psalm 91: I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust’… I will not fear the terror of the night nor the arrow that flies by day. Christ shall take care of us and our loved ones, and know that He has sent His Mother to assist us in a special way in these times.

6. Remain prayerful. Prayer is the only way to victory and peace. The prophecies of the False Prophet are close to fulfillment. According to the Book of Revelation, and these other prophecies, the False Prophet must be in place as the first seal in the Final Battle, even before the other seals of wars, famines, epidemics, the 1st seal of the great apostasy before the 2nd seal of the apocalyptic wars. The False Prophet will be the false Elijah, the false John the Baptist, who validates the rising anti-christ. Through his religious authority and global influence, he will help solidify the authority of the Antichrist. But, we in turn will assist in the defeat of the evil one. And to do this, we must pray. Pray, pray, pray!

It seems the last Pope of Malachy’s prophecy may be in place and the great apostasy is commencing soon. For those who have eyes to see, the final storm is rising. We must bear witness to the Truth of the prophecies foretold, even as painful as they are. One thing about prophecy – it is never easy to hear, much less accept. But, the fruits of prophecy are always what the Church needs and what God wills. Thus, John Paul II is encouraging us from above: “This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel… It is the time to preach it from the rooftops.” Whether Francis is the False Prophet as various prophecy indicates specifically and much other prophecy alludes to, this is both plausible and possible, but time will tell. We must pray for the Catholic Church, including Pope Francis, that all will remain in the Truth of Jesus’ Revelation and of His death on the Cross. If you share or repost this article, please do so in its entirety. Couragio!

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43 thoughts on “How to Respond If Pope Francis is the False Prophet

  1. Very informative, thought-provoking, enlightening, a warning to be vigilant to the apparent changes in the fundamental teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, to be tolerant but be on your guard and resist, not to accept and follow everything shove down your throat, for the sake of unity and tolerance with other religions in the modern world.
    Alberto A. Velez, M..D. (corabert@optonline.net)

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  2. How can a “Anti-Christ” worship Jesus Christ ? Still…this will leave many in confusion to what really is and who really are…We are only humans to bear mistakes as long as faith remains to our creator, all these mis-interpretation of the real church and Pontiff is insignificant to the eyes of God, Satan is immortal and powerful and only God can know and defeat evil. We can be forgiven from our mistakes Jesus knows our weakness and we are just Humans not to be deceived.

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    • “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will.+ 22 Many will say to me in that day: ‘Lord, Lord,+ did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?’+ 23 And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!’ ” – Matthew 7:21

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      • So it ma be the Pope, the pastors, or the preachers. But then again no one knows… Only faith can save us, our faith, not anyone’s faith. So stop this non-sense pointing out one person when in fact there are more evildoers out there and doing it secretly

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    • How can Anti Christ worship Jesus Christ?
      good question,, my dear friend let me remind you
      satan before he cast out from Heaven, he is superior among all angels who created.. but he boast to God and rebelled because of pride, now, you have the idea why?
      i’ll give you bible verse how satan and God talks..

      (Job 1:7) Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. 7The LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” Then Satan answered the LORD and said, “From roaming about on the earth and walking around on it.”

      that scenario satan has the access to Heaven and earth..
      might be he kick out to enter the Heaven, when Jesus conquer and victorious at the cross of calvary and rose again.

      now, your questioned.. How can Anti Christ worship Jesus Christ?
      i’ll give you the verse again, how it goes..
      God is omnipresent; meaning present everywhere at the same time.
      God was at past, God is here in the present, God is there at future..
      meaning, God knew already what will happen in the future..
      as matter of fact, it is prophesied from the book of revelation
      the people will be rebellious and stubborn. God is Holy, therefore He will punish His people in order to repent and turn back their wicked ways..
      And He allow satan to dominate and control the people to punish the people at these last days which is our time (today)
      but…..
      check Hebrew 12:27
      And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

      -in the last days who will stood still and faithful to God
      will remain..
      But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
      (Matthew 24:13)

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      • Lynn, you are mistaken. No comment of the Pope is insignificant.
        If the Pope is identified as the false prophet, the lamb with two horns, then he will be cast with
        Satan and the anti Christ into the lake of fire, at the End of the Age.
        I’m trusting and with Faith in Christ Jesus, not the church as we know it, to be saved.
        The Body of Christ is non denominational and includes all who are baptised and believe God
        became man, in Jesus. Jesus died for our sins on Calvary, and on the third day, rose from the dead. He sits at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

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  3. Well researched! I respect the point of view of the writer but I do not agree that Pope Francis is a False Prophet because I believe that False Prophets are those people who only think for their own interests. Their “own interests” to claim that only them are to be saved, their “own interests” to claim that they know the whole truth and their “own interests” who appears to be a man and woman of faith but could not even serve those who are considered as “poor and insignificant.” Today we do not need a lot of doctrines and dogmas. We have a lot of it in the different archives of the Church’s institution. What we need are people who live out their faith in the service of those who are considered poor and insignificant. We have to understand our faith not intellectually but by way of life (lifestyle). That is what Pope Francis is trying to convey to the Church. That makes him a man of love! That makes him a witness of the love of God!

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  4. False Prophet and antichrist n article here more like muhammad fake prophet from islam ,this article describe muhammad ,muhammad is In the Book of Revelation, the False Prophet is mentioned as the Beast from the earth “like a lamb” who becomes the religious head of the false church. The False Prophet “deceives those who dwell on earth”.

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  5. in this generation the anti-christ are also disguising like a christian so it easy for them to share the false information about Gods words.

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  6. Thank you so much. I didn’t know about this. I am so out of this world already and didn’t know what is going on outside. So thank you for this. I didn’t know that the new pope is pro gay and adultery. We need to fast and pray.

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    • Right!!!! AS IT IS WRITTEN ON THE BIBLE BY APOSTLE PAUL TO THE ROMANS.

      “ROMANS 1:22-28”
      22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

      23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

      24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

      25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

      26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

      27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

      28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

      >>>>>I ENCOURAGE YOU TO READ THE BIBLE FOR IT IS THE WORD OF GOD, THE UNLEAVENED BREAD, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HE IS.<<<<<<

      BIBLE/Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

      GLORY BE TO HEAVENLY GOD THROUGH LORD JESUS CHRIST ETERNALLY.

      GOD BLESS

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    • Yes he is pro gay and adultery. I just arrive from US and i saw him in the tv news there in US that he said that we will not condemn the homosexual marriges because they’re human let’s focus on our brothers who are poor and the peace of the world.

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  7. So are you saying that the Catholic Church is the false church? i’m a devout catholic and i’m really afraid and confused right now.

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    • The Anti-Christ will reveal himself as the messiah, if you are truly saved and truely believed in Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you shouldnt be afraid.

      The Church of Christ are the people as stated 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
      12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

      15 Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? 18 But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. 19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

      21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!” And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 22 On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor. And the parts that are unpresentable are treated with special modesty, 24 while our presentable parts need no special treatment. But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

      27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. 28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.

      If you are one with Christ, you are part of His Church, the Body of Christ. Not a building nor a religion or even a sect or group of people.

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      • True .. that Catholic Church is the created in the Rome .. belong in the apostles creed..
        Catholic in one of the Holy and Apostolic Church !

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    • I’ts good to be confused. You are in the right track to seek the truth. Be open minded and seek the truth for yourself so you will not be deceive. I have some suggestion. Have you not wonder why different peopke keep different sabbath? Is there any particular day to keep? What the bible said about idolatry? Is there any clean and unclean food to eat? And many other question that only the bible can answer that no religion or any individual would dare to answer in his own perspecrive. Let the bible answer for this is the only book that has authority to answer because this is the word of God

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    • The true 10 commandments, written in the Holy Bible the very word of our God;
      And God spoke all these words: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me.
      “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
      “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. “You shall not murder. “You shall not commit adultery. “You shall not steal. “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” (‭Exodus‬ ‭20‬:‭1-17‬ NIV)

      Focus on the 2nd paragraph, what can you say about that? Are they really obeying God’s word or only obeying their practices and tradition? We have to think and follow the truth. If the way we worship God according to just only human teaching this is not from God and God doesnt want it.

      The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭29‬:‭13‬ NIV)

      Another verse from the Holy Bible.
      “ ‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the Lord your God. (‭Leviticus‬ ‭26‬:‭1‬ NIV)

      After we read this do we think they really worshipping our living God or just for the sake of their religion.
      We have to admit, we are not reading the Bible thats why we are easily mislead by wrong teaching. Thinking that a sweet aroma for our God but it is just a noisy gong in the ear of our God because its contradict to His words.
      Read Bible, seek the truth so that we will set us free. Surrender our life to God. Live according to the word and not to this world.
      Reading Bible is one of the way of our God to talk to us. So that we will know whta is His will in our life.
      God bless us all. May the Glory of our living God be with us all in Jesus name.
      All glory to our dear Lord Jesus Christ.

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    • Dear Jay,

      Don’t get confused from the articles that might lead us to a snare, but rather ask the Holy Spirit for guidance and understanding. People can say what they want, but God reveals the truth in every person in His mysterious ways. We were all blinded by our own sins which hinders our eyes to see the truth and the blessings of our God in our daily life and in every circumstances, either bad or good.

      In my experience and the wisdom that the Holy Spirit had done to me, I was healed by our Lord when I worked overseas, in a non-Christian country. I am a Catholic by religion and also by faith, but I can say by that time, my faith was not concrete, but our mighty God always guides me in every second of my life from accidents, physical and mental stability, and most of all from my spiritual dryness, even if I am sinful man who continuously hurts Him. I was totally lost by that time and only thinks about material things that I need in the future which weakens my faith. It is not the religion who changes our faith, but it is the material things which we think that is normal in our life. Right now, I am considering money, lust, pride, luxuries, and other material things that changes us, as part of the gods that make our Heavenly Father jealous. This are snares in our path and a spectacle in our eyes. Our God molded me by the guidance of the Holy Spirit that leads me in searching for Him from his word in the bible and from every ways of my life. It is like a pearl in the deepest sea, and a gold under the earth. Ask for His guidance and forgiveness, and ask Him to heal us in our illnesses, and he will bring us to joy! Always praise Him in every way and in every situation, and avoid doing things that will hurt Him (drinking alcohol, masturbation, disrespectful in our parents and in other people, bad words, etc).

      You might be in other religion by now or left our religion, but always remember that it is the grace of God which satisfies us, and not the pact that we belong.
      I will pray for you and please pray for me and all the leaders and members of all the church as well.

      Regards,

      Paul

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    • Jay, I am also a devout Catholic and a student of prophecy. Kelly Bowring quoted prophecies that I have also studied…and they are true prophecies. The Catholic Church is the one true church….but it has been infiltrated deliberately by Freemasons…to destroy the Church from within. Francis’ election was NOT valid…so he is an anti-pope. The New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia lists 29 anti-popes…not counting Francis…so anti-popes are not that rare. We, sincere Catholics, will continue to be sincere Catholics…but soon we will probably have to leave the church buildings and schools behind…and worship in secret in homes. It will be like the Protestant “reformation” in England, when the king stole all Catholic churches and church property…and offered protestant services in them. Catholics had to worship in secret in homes. It will soon be like that again, throughout the whole world…when Frankenpope leads the apostate One World Religion.

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      • Patsy
        an excellent reply to Jay. We should not be afraid, the Lord is in control. We look forward to the ‘Rapture’, through which God will save us from the wrath which is coming to the whole world.[Revelation 3:10]
        Have Hope, not fear. ‘Come, Lord Jesus’.
        Peace.
        Mark Gardiner

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    • if you believe in what he say your faith is not strong.
      Chatholic is the oldest church and oldest christians the false prophet are the new church who pretend to be a true christian.

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  8. Only GOD knows about it.
    There are many church leaders in this world. So, like Wisdom said, I think, it may be the preachers, the pastors or the pope. But for me, Its not Pope Francis. The Pope always requesting to us to pray for him to the LORD, not pray to him. He always teach us about Jesus. He’s not really pro-gay, he just have respect for them. You know what, I believe that what we always think is what we believe. Just have faith to GOD. If you don’t want the Pope, then, just pray and stop hating him.

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  9. The Holy Father is the Representative of Christ in the World and as a Catholic Christian I do Believe still in our Creed, to believe in the HOLY Catholic Church.

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  10. Any religious groups for business were twisted the Words of God. Look at these pastors who wrote on this, he had a family. Anyone could twist the verses on the bible, they could explain by their own version and opinion for the people or to their members. But I”m a pure CATHOLIC and CATHOLIC proud because I pray OUR FATHER, APOSTLES CREED and my ROSARY every night and day as God my savior, I respect the IMAGES of Jesus Christs was crucified, and I respect all the IMAGES of all Saints, because They were humans who served the God and loved the people. The IMAGES of these Saints, how They were SERVED the people, true love, mercy and confession like God. The IMAGES of EVERY WORDS was written on the bible, come from IMAGE, No one could read the bible without the images of the words of the ALPHABET from A to Z. Without these images of the words, no one can READ and no one can TWIST the Words of God.

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  11. The true 10 commandments, written in the Holy Bible the very word of our God;
    And God spoke all these words: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me.
    “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
    “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. “You shall not murder. “You shall not commit adultery. “You shall not steal. “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” (‭Exodus‬ ‭20‬:‭1-17‬ NIV)

    Focus on the 2nd paragraph, what can you say about that? Are they really obeying God’s word or only obeying their practices and tradition? We have to think and follow the truth. If the way we worship God according to just only human teaching this is not from God and God doesnt want it.

    The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭29‬:‭13‬ NIV)

    Another verse from the Holy Bible.
    “ ‘Do not make idols or set up an image or a sacred stone for yourselves, and do not place a carved stone in your land to bow down before it. I am the Lord your God. (‭Leviticus‬ ‭26‬:‭1‬ NIV)

    After we read this do we think they really worshipping our living God or just for the sake of their religion.
    We have to admit, we are not reading the Bible thats why we are easily mislead by wrong teaching. Thinking that a sweet aroma for our God but it is just a noisy gong in the ear of our God because its contradict to His words.
    Read Bible, seek the truth so that we will set us free. Surrender our life to God. Live according to the word and not to this world.
    Reading Bible is one of the way of our God to talk to us. So that we will know whta is His will in our life.
    God bless us all. May the Glory of our living God be with us all in Jesus name.
    All glory to our dear Lord Jesus Christ.

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  12. Hi there!
    First of all, I’d like to comment on the missing points here. How can the Catholic Church be the false Church when she was established by Christ himself? The early Christians (which means a follower and a believer of Christ being perfectus Deus, perfectus homo (perfect God and perfect man)) later changed their name into Catholics which meant Universal. That in a sense means that the founder of the Catholic Church is Christ and not any one else.
    Second, the pope is the Vicar of Christ on earth. No matter how imperfect they are, they have the holy spirit to guide them. This means that even if they’re human (imperfect humans), their teachings and the things they preach are inspired by the Holy Spirit because Jesus himself gave the power to Peter which was handed down to the apostles. Moreover, all the things said (that you have quoted in the article) does not mean prophecies of the saints. They are simply explaining what the book of Revelation has showed us. All in all, the pope cannot be the false prophet because a false prophet would be someone who doesn’t show any love for God (like the pharisees who were hypocrites). Pope Francis has showed his affection to the people more over, he spends nearly 2 hours (in the morning) every day before he says the mass. He told us to love the Eucharist and his explanations are all in the bible. Every thing that he teaches are all in the bible (and not the ones quoted here which was clearly derived from the media’s false interpretations). For example, when he said “to think, to feel, and to do” (Pope Francis’ message to the youth in UST Philippines, January 18, 2015), in the bible it clearly states that we should “know, love, and serve God”. See the parallelism?
    to think = to know
    to feel = to love
    to do = to serve
    Moreover, if we look at another saint, (St. Josemaria Escriva), he did say, “to pray, to mortify, and to work”. Combine all three and they are pretty much related to each other
    bible——Pope—–St. Josemaria
    to think= to know= to pray —by thinking and by praying, we will be able to ‘know’ God
    to feel = to love = to mortify —by feeling and mortifying, we will be able to ‘love’ God
    to do = to serve = to work —-by doing and working, we will be able to ‘serve’ God.

    You see, all the teachings of Pope Francis were consistent and they were and can be seen in Scriptures and in Traditions. His ‘charismatic’-ness was just portrayed by the media. How about before he took the position as the roman pontiff? We can see that studies even showed he would take the public transportation even before he was elected pope. You see, we can’t just make irrational conclusions and theories with what is being portrayed in the media. We can’t just make our imagination go wild and support it with ‘scriptural and quotational’ bases. we have to look at the real picture. And lastly, we have to look at the good of everything. There was a reason why God allowed Pope Benedict XVI emiritus to step down from his position. There was a reason why the Holy Spirit chose Jorge Mario Bergoglio as the pope (Pope Francis). God will not simply let his Church (the one He established) be destroyed by his pope (the one He appointed). Come on guys, God knows better. He who does all things well.

    Third, not to judge and all, but since you’re a Catholic Theologian, I think you know better that God through the Holy Spirit would know better. Devoted Catholics who are ones who love the Church (the Catholic Church), its teachings and traditions, its beliefs (because it is inspired by the Holy Spirit), and its representative on earth. I think we should have that love for the pope after all he is the Vicar of Christ on earth right? He was chosen to be God’s shepherd.
    Moreover, I think that Pope Francis is really naturally humble. 🙂

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  13. I am more convinced than ever, that Francis 1, if he’s the False Prophet will display a hatred of
    Israel and advocate of a Palestinian State, thereby reducing Israel’s borders further. On his current form this is probable.

    A word that came to me from the Lord. POLEMICS. Look it up! The Pope should not be involved
    in political debates over moral issues, matters of doctrine, right and wrong, black and white.
    The election of 24 new Cardinals is designed to put matters in his favour. Francis certainly knows his way around the “traps.” This is not a Parliament, but, Gods house. He will hold all
    accountable, including all Cardinals who side with him.

    Interestingly, if one added the Arab states land together, the Arabs have 300 times more land than the Jews.

    Possibly within a year Pope Francis will be elected Head of the ONE WHOLE RELIGION in complete opposition to the TRUTH taught by the Christian Churches around the World.

    Yesterday, on Fox News, I heard that ISIS terrorists after beheading 21 Christians in Egypt chanted, “NEXT STOP ROME.” I feel that ‘hand of God’ preventing is their advance.

    The ‘Rapture’ of God people will take place before the tribulation. SADLY this has been
    prophesied in the Scriptures but hasn’t been taught to our Catholic believers. This and many sins originating in the Vatican has lead to the APOSTASY we’re now experiencing.

    MARANATHA. COME, LORD JESUS.

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  14. we will be carefully with Francis, we think that his words or his intensions are very clear for us and for miles, how you tell pray pray pray we do that for all our brothers and sisters and for our Papst benedikt XVI.

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  15. Thank you, Dr. Bowring, for a careful compilation of fact and prophecy to assist those of us who are staying close to the Lord in this evil day and are looking to minds greater than ours for guidance and direction. You make a strong case, with prudence and wise counsel, as you call on Scripture and the solidity of the Magisterium as our pointers. As you say, it is for the faithful to watch and wait and pray and prepare under the auspices of our Beloved Mary and the Holy Spirit. United in them we stand under the Blood of the Lamb. Selah. May they ever protect you, your family and team for your consistent proclamation that Jesus Christ is Lord.

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  16. Does this mean that when I use the sign “I Love You”, I’d be automatically become a satanist? I am a sign language interpreter here in the Cathedral of the Diocese of Dumaguete Philippines. The other sign without the thumb means “giraffe”. I knew the that the pope and Cardinal Tagle was flashing the I love you sign because there was a Deaf who met the pope. He even spoke in front of the people (the Deaf guy). Cardinal Tagle also knows how to communicate in sign language and he was teaching the pope how to execute it. Hey don’t get me wrong, you might say that I am on his side. I am careful too. I am even against the evils that have penetrated inside the church (I know who are the wolves in sheep’s clothing in our Diocese… literally). But heck showing that the sign is evil right away is somehow too much don’t you think? It would be discriminating especially for Deaf people.

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  17. Francis is a Jesuit. All Jesuits have a secret in their hearts. Liberation Theology and Marxism. This pope’s call for a two state solution on Christmas day is in direct opposition to the Holy Bible and the inspired word. This is heresy. Isreal is the “Apple of God’s Eye.” The borders of Isreal are specifically detailed in scripture.

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