The Pope & The New World Order

Since the economic downturn in America and the election of Barack Obama as President, the powers dreaming of global dominion seem to have been working overtime to drive home their agenda. Many researchers have been warning that the crashing of the U.S. economy is no accident, but the intentional working of occult powers - something we discuss in our film, Eye of the Phoenix: Secrets of the Dollar Bill.

But while conspiracy theorists have been deceived into thinking that "Wall Street Bankers" and "International Money Men" are the serious powers behind the coming one world order, the real culprit has been either marginalized or completely overlooked. This is largely because the conspiracy community does not measure their understanding against Bible prophecy.

In the Book of Revelation, we are told that the final world empire (the beast of Revelation 13:1 & 17:3) is topped by a "great whore" who is called "Mystery Babylon the Great, The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth" (Rev. 17:5). This woman is "arrayed in purple and scarlet color" (v. 4), and is "drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the martyrs of Jesus" (v. 6). She also sits upon "seven mountains" (v. 9) and "upon many waters" which are called "peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues" (vs. 1, 15). Finally, the angel says, "the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth" (v. 18). There is only one city in the whole great history of the world that matches this description: Rome.

Can there be any doubt that many of those souls who were slain for the Word of God and who are seen crying out under the altar (Rev. 5:9-10) were martyred at the hands of Mystery Babylon? To this very day, the great whore continues to ride the beast of the apocalypse, manipulating the governments of the world into the last day kingdom of Antichrist. While many teachers of end time prophecy have understood this, recent events have brought the truth into greater light.

The Brisbane Times reported that: "Pope Benedict XVI has proposed a new world political authority 'with real teeth', possibly in place of the United Nations, to enforce an ethical financial order and end the global financial crisis."

Meanwhile, the New York Times reported that: "Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday called for a radical rethinking of the global economy, urging the establishment of a 'true world political authority' to oversee the economy,"

The Guardian U.K. reportedthat: "Pope Benedict" called for "the creation of a global political authority and financial order based not just on the search for ever greater profits, but on ethics and a sense of the common good. The pontiff made the appeal in a 144-page encyclical - a reflection on doctrine that is the highest form of papal writing," (Emphasis added).

This encyclical from the pope was then given to President Barack Obama when he met privately with him for the first time on July 10, 2009. Politico reported that before their meeting, Obama said: "From a personal perspective, having a meeting with the holy father is a great honor and something I'm very much looking forward to," Notice that Obama calls the pope "the holy father." Yet Jesus said, "And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." (Matt. 23:9)

In the above article, be sure to watch the video of Obama meeting with Benedict XVI. It has been said that when people meet with the pope they dress in black, allegedly, as a sign of submission to the papacy. The pope wears white as "the governor of the world," while those beneath him (which is everybody, according to papal dogma) wear black. While this doctrine of black and white has been hard for us to prove completely, we find it uncanny that world leaders such as Ronald and Nancy Reagan, the Queen of England, Prince Charles and Lady Diana, George and Laura Bush, Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, not to mention Billy Graham, Paul Crouch and Benny Hinn - all showed up in black when they met the pope. Needless to say, it was no surprise to see Barack Obama in a black suit, while Michelle was clad in the traditional black veil, when they arrived at the Vatican to meet with the harlot's top man.

Nor should it be surprising that two of Obama's top advisors (Deputy National Security Advisor, Denis McDonough and Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs) bowed and kissed the pope's ring as they greeted him. Of course, they did just what Nancy Pelosi did when the pope came to America. McDonough, in particular, is a graduate of Georgetown University, meaning he was trained by Jesuits. Politico calls him "the key architect of Obama's Catholic outreach." It is further interesting that the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome, sits on Aventine Hill, which is one of the seven hills of Rome.

The Guardian article goes further about the pope's global encyclical, citing one of the pope's senior advisors: "Cardinal Renato Martino, said: 'The encyclical is not asking for a super-or world government.' But it comes very close to doing so. It proposes a 'true world political authority' that 'would need to be universally recognized and to be vested with the effective power to ensure security for all, But its responsibilities would be more than just economic. They would include securing 'timely disarmament, food security and peace." (Emphasis added).

For when they shall say, Peace and safety (security), then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child, and they shall not escape. (1 Thess. 5:3)

Is the Pope the Antichrist?

For nearly a thousand years, Bible believing Christians believed that the Antichrist is, in fact, the papal system of Rome. This belief can be documented from John Wycliffe in the 14th century to Charles Haddon Spurgeon in the 19th century; yet it is very likely that earlier Christian movements held to the same view. As Martin Luther wrote:

"We are not the first to declare the papacy to be the kingdom of Antichrist, since for many years before us so many and such great men (whose number is large and whose memory is eternal) have undertaken to express the same thing so clearly and plainly." (Martin Luther, as cited by Dave Hunt in "A Woman Rides the Beast," p. 257)

The Westminster Confession of Faith, established in 1646 stated:

"There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ: nor can the Pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof, but is that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of perdition that exalteth himself in the church against Christ and all that is called God." (Westminster Confession, Chapter 25)

We could literally fill entire volumes of books with similar declarations, and, indeed, the Reformers did just that. Were our forefathers of the faith with us today, they would most likely say: "Why do ye go about in unbelief? Have we not shown by many infallible proofs that the pope is that very man of sin, the Antichrist?" The Reformers believed that the Antichrist in the Church is what Paul refers to when he writes of "that man of sin" who "sitteth in the temple of God" (2Thess. 2:12). This is because Paul defines the Church as God's temple in 1 Corinthians 3:16-17. Yet modern prophecy teachers have largely believed that the "temple" Paul wrote about will be are built temple in the city of Jerusalem. In fact, both may be correct.

Some historians have documented the true purpose of the ancient crusades: to take control of the city of Jerusalem, so that the pope could rule the world from Solomon's rebuilt temple there. In 2006, prophecy writer, Mark Jenkins reported that:

"The Vatican's chief legal adviser, David Jaeger, was especially straightforward, saying on January 3 that the 'issue of Jerusalem is too important to be left in the hands of the Israelis and Palestinians', he said that Jerusalem is considered a 'corpus separatum' according to the Nov. 29, 1947 UN resolution and therefore belongs to neither the Palestinian or Jewish state." (Jerusalem and the Last Crusade, by Mark Jenkins, posted at theTrumpet.com)

Jenkins asks the obvious question: if Jerusalem doesn't belong to either the Jews or the Muslims, who does it belong to? He says, "When the Catholic Church today talks about the nobility of the Crusades, remember what the goal really was: to rule the world from Jerusalem." Jenkins writes that "the war for Jerusalem has never ended since the time of the Crusades" and that "the Vatican believes it still holds claim to Jerusalem even to this very day." (Ibid, Jenkins, theTrumpet.com)

For a thousand years, the papal ambition has been denied; but is it possible that it will one day come to pass? Consider this article that describes a "New International Temple in Jerusalem." Then scroll down to see the image of Pope Benedict XVI standing at the Temple Mount in May 2009. Is it coincidence that this happens just two months before the pope signed his most authoritative encyclical calling for a new world economic order?

"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed," (2 Thess. 2:1, 3)