Now all the sudden he’s our Holy Father and we’re pledging our love and our allegiance and our loyalty and our prayer. Everyone says there hasn’t been anyone like him, that’s what’s so fascinating. And people of all faiths want to touch him. We call him the Holy Father. You’ll hear that title used quite often. This man, Bergoglio Francis, the talking Pope, and his predecessors John Paul II, Pope Benedict, John Paul I, Pope Paul, Pope John XXIII, Pope Pius, you can go all the way back. I’m talking centuries, these men are replacement gods and these men have taken upon themselves the title of Holy Father. He wears the titles of God, he wears the title Holy Father, head of the church. He never died for the church but he stole that title from Christ. Jesus said “And call no man your father upon the earth, for one is your father, which is in heaven.” (Matthew 23:9) Yet the Popes took to themselves the name Holy Father along with all claims of authority that might be assumed by such a title. Pope Innocent III, who fathered the Inquisition, said “The Pope holdeth place on earth not simply of a man but of the true God.” Meanwhile Pope Nicholas said of himself “I am in all and above all so that God himself and I, the Vicar of God, hath both one consistory and I am able to do almost all that God can do. I then, by this reason, to be above all gods.”
Nicholas even claimed that the Popes had the power to change the gospel itself saying “Wherefore no marvel if it be in my power to dispense with all things, yeh with the precepts of Christ.” But in the Bible Jesus says “behold, I have set before thee an open door and no man can shut it… and no man openeth…” The Apostle Paul warned that “if any man or an angel from heaven preach any other gospel unto you, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:8-9) Yet despite these biblical warnings, the Popes repeatedly claimed they were equal to and above God and were even called by Catholics “Our Lord God the Pope”. The Lateran council, while addressing Pope Julius II, said to him “Take care that we lose not that salvation, that life and breath which thou has given us. For thou art shepherd, thou art physician, thou art governor, thou art husbandmen, thou finally art another God on earth.” In the 19th century, Cardinal Giuseppe Sarto, who would later become Pope Pius X, declared “The Pope is not simply the representative of Jesus Christ. On the contrary, he is Jesus Christ himself under the veil of the flesh. Does the Pope speak? It is Jesus Christ who is speaking. Hence when anyone speaks of the Pope, it is not necessary to examine but to obey.”
Jesus said of himself “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man cometh unto the father but by me.” Yet Pope Pius IX blasphemously declared “I alone am the successor of the Apostles, the Vicar of Jesus Christ. I am the way, the truth and the life.” The Popes have not only made claims to be God but have insisted that salvation itself depends directly upon obedience to them. Pope Boniface VIII said “We declare, say, define and pronounce, that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff.” Pope Clement VI said “No man outside obedience to the Pope of Rome can ultimately be saved. All who have raised themselves against the faith of the Roman Church and died in final impenitence have been damned and gone down to hell.” Even in modern times, Pope John XXIII in 1958 declared “Into this fold of Jesus Christ no man may enter unless he be led by the sovereign Pontiff and only if they be united to him can men be saved. In 1984, Pope John Paul II was quoted as saying “Don’t go to God for forgiveness of sins, come to me.” The quote was based on a Los Angeles Times article which reported “Rebutting a belief widely shared by Protestants and a growing number of Roman Catholics, Pope John Paul II dismissed the widespread idea that one can obtain forgiveness directly from God.”
Furthermore, according to traditional Catholicism, obedience to the papacy is said to be required no matter how dreadful the Pope might be. Catherine of Siena, one of the patron saints of Italy, whose mummified head is still preserved in Rome today, said “Even if the Pope were Satan incarnate, we ought not to raise up our heads against him but calmly lie down to rest in his bosom. He who rebels against our Father is condemned to death for that which we do to him we do to Christ. We honor Christ if we honor the Pope.” Such demands for blind obedience were confirmed by the Popes themselves but confronted by the Reformers, by men like Martin Luther who said “The Pope, possessed by demons, defends his tyranny with the canon “Si papa.” (or “Yes, Father) This canon states clearly if the Pope should leave the whole world into the control of hell, he is nevertheless not to be contradicted. It’s a terrible thing that on account of the authority of this man, we must lose our souls, which Christ redeemed with his precious blood. Because of this evidence, Luther declared “I believe the Pope is the masked and incarnate devil because he is the anti-Christ.
It is important to understand that this belief was not just confined to Luther but was held by all the Reformers from John Wyclliffe in the 14th century to Charles Spurgeon in the late 19th century. Spurgeon said “It is the bound and duty of every Christian to pray against anti-Christ and as to what anti-Christ is, no sane man ought to raise a question if it be not the popery in the Church of Rome, there is nothing in the world that can be called by that name.”
The Westminster Confession of faith along with the Savoy Confession, the Old Baptist Confession and the Methodist views of John Wesley all included the declaration that the Pope is that anti-Christ, that man of sin and son of perdition that exalteth himself in the church. This was also the belief of the men who translated the King James Bible. In their opening dedication, they commended the King for writing in defense of the truth which have given such a blow unto that man of sin as will not be healed. The view of the anti-Christ not as a single man but of many men in a single office was based in part on a teaching of John Wycliffe. In the Gospel of Matthew, the disciples asked Jesus “What shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the world?” Jesus said to them “Take heed that no man deceive you for many shall come in my name saying I am Christ and shall deceive many.” (Matthew 24:3-5) Wycliffe believed that the many who say “I am Christ” are in fact the Popes. The Pope’s title “Vicarius Christi” literally means “another Christ”. Wycliffe concluded that anti-Christ is thus a monstrous composite. In further explaining the Pope’s title, author Dave Hunt writes “The Latin equivalent of the Greek “anti” is “vicarias” from which comes “vicar”. Thus, “Vicar of Christ” literally means “anti-Christ”. But the view of the papacy as anti-Christ is not widely held by Protestants today. Still there are those who continue to uphold the Reformers’ original beliefs.
This official Vatican portrait of the current Pope – It is called the truth, the way and the life: Portrait of His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. But can this really mean that in the modern world, there are some who still believe the Pope to be equal to Christ and God? Mr. President, you said famously when you looked into Vladimir Putin’s eyes you saw his soul. When you look into Benedict XVI’s eyes, what do you see? God.
On February 11 2013, Pope Benedict announces his resignation. We’ll show you some extraordinary pictures which came to us from the Vatican on what was called an extraordinary day. Within hours of Pope Benedict announcing that he was to resign, take a look at this. Lightning struck St. Peter’s Basilica twice immediately following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Some people might not make anything of that but lightning is something in sacred literature that almost always carries spiritual connotations, sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s evil, like when Jesus referred to Satan as falling like lightning. I can’t help but think that the timing of two lightning bolts on this particular building – St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican – at the exact time following Benedict’s resignation, I felt that it was mathematically improbable of chance. First, because two bolts. I don’t know what you make of coincidence and numerology, but we know that in sacred texts and in Scripture, these kinds of things would be interpreted as signs and omens.
“There are those who believe you can have a personal, direct and immediate relationship with Jesus Christ outside of the communion and mediation of the church. These temptations are dangerous and harmful. They are, in the words of the great Pope Paul VI, absurd dichotomies. We should not stop praying for and collaborating with those who think differently. Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, in this range of religions, there is only one certainty we have for all: we are all children of God. I hope you will spread my prayer request this month: That sincere dialogue among men and women of different faiths may produce the fruits of peace and justice.” Pope Francis.
Pope Francis has worked tirelessly toward a new world religion in which all denominations are brought together as one. If you look at Francis’ outreach over the past three years and specifically in 2016, you’ll find somebody who has openly condemned evangelical Christianity and the belief that you must have a personal relationship with Jesus. He has openly warned that this belief is dangerous. He has also equated the spread of the gospel under evangelical Christianity to jihadism. In the meantime, he has done quite a bit of outreach to every other religion in the entire world. Why is this happening?
The extent of Francis’ outreach to other denominations in 2016 alone has been mind-boggling. In February, Francis held an emergency meeting with patriarch Kirill of Russia for the first time since the 1054 schism. Kirill then went directly to Antarctica where he performed a bizarre religious ceremony consecrating the land and water surrounding the continent. Francis has also done outreach to patriarch Bartholomew of Turkey in which both leaders voice support for the migrant crisis and called for more migrants to enter Europe. In May, Francis met with a Al-Aza of Egypt, who is the head of Sunni Islam. In January Francis became the third Pontiff ever to visit Rome’s major synagogue. He has also hosted Jewish religious and political leaders at the Vatican. In June, Francis’ outreach to the Armenians. In July, Pope Francis visited Poland and told all of the young people in the audience to “believe in a new humanity.”
“What Mary? A teacher of the spiritual life or a plastic statue from whom we beg favors at little cost?” Pope Francis. The Pope sat before the image of the Virgin and recited the prayer that is most notably known in Fatima – the rosary. She’s called the United Nations International pilgrim statue of Fatima and travels around the world. I’ve seen people to break down in tears as soon as they look at the face. The faithful believe they’re seeing the face of Jesus’ beloved mother Mary. The theologian States called the aura the “mother God” around it. That means mother of God’s presence is with that image in such a way that you can look at other images of Our Lady and get your fill. It is one of the four original statues made under the guidance of sister Lucy, the oldest of the three children. The three children – Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco – said they saw an apparition of Mary while herding sheep near the village of Fatima, Portugal on May 13th 1917 and she revealed three secrets to them including the prediction of World Wars 1 and 2. And this is the face Lucia described. When you’re looking at it, you feel her presence. You can get your fill of looking at other beautiful images but you cannot get your fill of looking at this. You just want to look, look, look again.
Why do people praise and worship Mary whom Jesus was born of? A famous Catholic bishop and writer Alphonsus Liguori explained in his writings that it is far effective to pray to Mary than to Christ. In the Franciscan chronicles, it is related that brother Leo once saw a red ladder on the summit of which was Jesus Christ and a white one on top of which was his most holy mother. And he saw some who tried to ascend the red ladder and they mounted a few steps and fell. They tried again and fell again. They were then advised to go and try the white ladder and by that one they easily ascended. For our Blessed lady stretched out her hand and helped them so they got safely to heaven. This story, which was made by the exuberant imagination, sounded plausible although it was a man-made story. Pope Gregory XVI canonized Liguori as a saint and Pope Pius IX declared him a doctor of the Catholic Church. Now Catholics are taught that it is better to pray to Mary, who is merciful and understands us. We must never go to our Lord Jesus except through Mary, using her intercession and good standing with him. We must never be without her when praying to Jesus. The plausible logic that Jesus cannot refuse Mary’s request because she is his mother is shown well even through the image of Mary and baby Jesus. In most cases, Jesus is nested in Mary’s arms as a baby. This downgrades Jesus to a little baby who is always dependent on Mary and let people think that he can do nothing without Mary.
They call Mary the “mother of God”, which implies that she is above God. Mary as a female, as merely a creation who was chosen to conceive Jesus. Mary worship of the Catholic Church reminds us of the mother-child worship of ancient Babylon. Just as Semiramis artfully spread the mother-child worship throughout Babylon when she ruled it over instead of her son Tammuz, the Catholic Church now makes people worship Mary, not God, by accepting the mother-child worship from Babylon. “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou amongst women and blessed…” There is no trace of suffering or even joy in this Mary’s face. But it is not the alabaster emptiness of her gaze these people see as they pray, it is the Mary whose pain at the loss of her son Jesus Christ resembles their own. Mary’s role for us as Christians is humanizing, it’s somebody that we can complain to. 20% of all Roman Catholic places of worship in the United States – nearly 4,000 – are named for Mary. Shortly after the Council of Ephesus, which was in 431, when they declared her to be the “theotokos” (i.e. “god bearer”, “mother of God”) and then everything changes and she starts to appear enthroned with a child on her lap, with angels and saints around her, that is when she becomes important. By the Middle Ages and Renaissance, paintings of Mary could be read for symbols of her holiness, her outer mantle is blue and underneath she usually, not always, has red robes. She wears a dark blue coat and she stands on the half moon. She is the mother of all gods. The ancient religions of Babylon all have one thing in common – the Sacred Feminine. Ishtar to the Babylonians, Tara in Buddhism, Fatimah in Islam, Sophia to the Gnostics, Shekinah to the Kabbalist Jew, Mary to the Catholic and Shakti to the Hindu. They all have one thing in common. The Sacred Feminine is going to take you back to the source of light because the light that resides in that place that Plato talked about, you need a path to get back to that light. She is the one to take you to that light. Who do you think that light is? Lucifer, he’s the Light Bearer.
There’s a wind blowing through this church today and that wind comes from Lucifer. It has brought him into the house and he’s now in power. Lucifer is the Prince and he has now a place within the church. A lot of priests like to perform themselves the Satanic masses around Rome and they perform them in the area where usually the Pope goes on holiday near Castel Gandolfo, in the area where you also have Lake Nemi and those forests around there. They performed these black masses and there is a Catholic priest who acted as a Satanic priest because the moment in which they cursed the satanic priest is the moment in which they can really liberate themselves of all the perversions. They can do drugs, they can go with the women, with men, with everything and they can do all kinds of things.
As an exorcist, when you do exorcisms – minor and major, the demons constantly taunt you. They say “We have representatives sitting besides your Pope every day. What are you talking about? We are legit. Our prince has been informed, installed and you’re still against us? What are you trying to persecute us for?”