Signs of the Times

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Who is the False Prophet in the Book of Revelation

by Bill Wong

 

 

 

 

In the Book of Revelation, there will be a dictator who will arise and rule over much of the world. He is called the Beast or Antichrist. However, he will not rule alone. He will have by his right hand a person who can perform miraculous signs and deceive the nations into worshiping the Beast, and forcing them to take the mark of the Beast, helping the one world government of the Beast control the world’s economy, who can buy and sell:

 

Revelation 13:

11   Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon.

12   He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence.

     And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

13   He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men.

14   And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the

     presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the

     wound of the sword and has come to life.

15   And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak

     and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.

16   And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves,

     to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead,

17   and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark,

     either the name of the beast or the number of his name.

18   Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man;

     and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.   (NASB)

 

 

This person is a religious leader and is called the ‘False Prophet’:

 

Revelation 19:

20   And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who performed the signs in his presence,

     by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image;

     these two were thrown alive into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone.   (NASB)

 

 

Who is the False Prophet?  The answer is related to who the harlot is.  The Bible gives us more imagery of the Beast that will come. In Revelation 17 we are told that a harlot will be riding upon a scarlet beast:

 

Revelation 17:

1    Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,

2    with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk

        with the wine of her fornication."

3    So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness.

        And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

4    The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.

5    And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

6    I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.

7    But the angel said to me, "Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.

8    The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

9    "Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.

 

18    And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth."     (NKJV)

 

 

Who is this great harlot or whore that, like the false prophet, works alongside the Beast kingdom that will come upon the earth?

 

The Bible tells us that the harlot and the false prophet are one and the same. So who is the False Prophet?  The harlot is the Roman Catholic Church and the False Prophet is its head, the future pope during the end times (whether it is the current one Pope Francis (became pope in 2013), or one yet to come).

 

In the Bible, a church is referred to as a woman.  God’s true church will be the virgin Bride of Christ, but a false church is described as a harlot.

 

Note that though the False Prophet will be antichrist in his actions (antichrist means that which is opposed to or replaces Christ), he is not the Antichrist (the Beast), but is the one working beside him as his religious arm.  We see this by the fact that he appears like a lamb and speaks like a dragon, but does not have a crown.  The Antichrist is a ruler and is described as having crowns.

 

We will review briefly in the 7 points below how the Bible tells us that the Roman Catholic Church and its pope is the False Prophet of Revelation.

 

 

 

 

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By the very name of False Prophet and the many things he does such as working signs and forcing worship, this person will be a religious figure. Even more, this person will be a religious figure that masquerades as a man of the God of the Bible. He will appear to be a prophet of God, but in reality he serves Satan and the anti-Christ, and is a false prophet.

 

Revelation 13:11 describes the False Prophet as having two horns as a lamb, but speaking like a dragon:

 

Revelation 13:

11     Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon.   (NKJV)

 

 

When the Bible describes a person as a lamb, it is always referring to the Lord Jesus. When it describes a dragon, it always refers to the enemy, Satan the devil (satan means 'adversary'). Therefore, this verse is telling us that this False Prophet will appear to be Christ-like or a Christian, but is in fact of Satan. There is only one such person that much of the world already believes is representative of Christianity, and whose behavior and beliefs are actually against the Word of God but people are deceived into believing he is being obedient to God, and that is the pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The world regards the pope as the leader of spirituality.

 

Another sign that only the pope can be this False Prophet who looks like a lamb but speaks like a dragon (looks to be like Christ or representative of Him) is the fact that the Roman Catholic Church considers the pope to be the “vicar of Christ”.  “Vicar” means someone serving as a substitute or agent.  To the Roman Catholic Church and the pope, the pope is as if he was Christ on earth, acting in His stead.  So therefore, he is already considered to look like Christ (a lamb), but he will not speak and act like a lamb; he will instead speak and act like a dragon – the enemy, Satan.  He will be anti-Christ in his speech and actions.

 

The Roman Catholic Church and its pope has already added to and distorted Christianity greatly with pagan customs and beliefs, thereby making it a false Christianity.  It has tried to look Christian (like Christ, a lamb), but in its behavior and practices is anti-Christ and satanic (like a dragon), going against and overriding the Word of God.   Some things they have done that are not like a lamb, but a dragon: keeping the Bible only to themselves and away from the masses of people so the people must depend on them for interpretation; persecuting all believers who disagree with their (wrong) views to the point of torture, hunting them down and killing them; “changing” God’s 7th day Sabbath to Sunday and thereby deceiving all Christians ever since; creating Easter & Christmas to supposedly celebrate Christ’s resurrection and birthday, but these are not Biblical and are copied from pagan god worship, and they have done away with God’s true feasts like Passover, etc.  This will only get much, much worse and we are seeing this taking form now over the past few decades.  Please also see the articles: ‘The Sabbath – not Sunday’, ‘Jesus was raised on the Sabbath, not Sunday’,Reasons for Sunday are not Biblical’, ‘The Sabbath is a Gift’, and God’s Salvation Plan in the Biblical Feast Days’.



In 2017, Pope Francis stated this:


“There are those who believe you can have a personal, direct and immediate relationship with Jesus Christ outside the communion and mediation of the church.  These temptations are dangerous and harmful.”


 

The pope is saying that salvation and a relationship with Christ cannot be obtained without you being part of the Roman Catholic Church so the church can serve as a mediator between you and Christ.


Where does the Bible ever say there must be a man or church mediating between you and God and Christ?  Where does the Bible say that it is dangerous and harmful to have a personal, direct and immediate relationship with the Son of God?   It never says these things at all.  What the Bible actually says is that we should have a personal, direct and immediate relationship with God and Christ and we should not have a man or church anywhere in-between.  Another man is not the head of man, but the head of man is Christ only.  There is only one mediator, one teacher, and it is Christ only:


Matthew 23:

9     Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.

10   And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ.   (NKJV)


John 14

6   Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.    (NKJV)


1 Corinthians 11:

9     Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven.

10   And do not be called teachers; for One is your Teacher, the Christ.   (NASB)


1 Timothy 2:

5    For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus     (NKJV)



The popes over the last few decades have been positioning themselves as the head of all religions with one world ideas of religion and government.  It has been strongly promoting ecumenicalism (worldwide unity and cooperation among all Christian groups; trying to reabsorb what it considers the apostate Protestant “daughter churches”) and even tries to absorb other world religions – the interfaith movement (“interfaithism”).  This interfaith movement states that other religions have merit, are also ways to God and they can also attain salvation.  This ecumenism and interfaithism will only lead to syncretism again (it has already happened once before when the Roman Catholic Church paganized Christianity as we stated earlier). 

 

Syncretism is the combination of different beliefs and practices. Not only will old pagan beliefs return, but we will see Christianity virtually completely absorbed and mixed with other religions until it is no longer recognizable.


Even now, there is “Chrislam” (the combination of supposed Christianity and Islam), the acceptance by the pope of the supposedly universal un-biblical Seven Noahide Laws  (which has hidden within it a death penalty by decapitation for all who believe in Jesus as the Son of God and Messiah, as well as for many people who obey God's 10 Commandments) and the pope’s belief that all religions believe in the same God but just in different ways of expression or relation. The pope has kissed the Koran and stated that Allah is the same God, but how is that possible since though Islam supposedly believes Jesus (Islam calls Him the prophet Isa) is the Messiah, it only thinks he is just a regular person and prophet, and Islam does not recognize His divinity as the Son of God, His death, atonement, and resurrection?  Yet, in 2014 Pope Francis allowed Muslims to pray at the Vatican for the very first time and has done so as recently as 2017 with Islamic prayer and recitations of the Koran.  Chrislam is on the rise and the pope with his Roman Catholic Church supports it and pushes it forward.  Please note that the first temple for Chrislam is planned to be built in Berlin for Christians, Muslims and even Jews. 


With the interfaith mixture of religions into one world religion we will see that the truth of Christ being the Son of God and Messiah who came in the flesh to save us by His atonement will just be cast away and be replaced with a Christ who is just a “good teacher or prophet” or even an “avatar of the gods” like Buddha.  To make Christ into something like this, of course, is to be antichrist as defined in the Bible:

 

1 John 2:

22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.    (NKJV)

 

2 John 1:

7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.   (NKJV)



We must also note that the false doctrine of the pope being the “vicar of Christ” sets the stage for the pope to be able to claim that Jesus Christ works directly through him, as if he can channel Christ and the pope therefore “is” Christ.  This is something that the False Prophet can use to deceive all peoples: from the nominal Christian who is deceived by Roman Catholicism, to the atheist, to the New Ager, to the Hindu, to other pagan religions, and even to some Muslims since some believe Jesus does have some role in end times events as just a human prophet.  

 

The blending of all religions into one – that they are all ultimately the same but just have different manifestations, will establish the Pope/False Prophet as the unifier of all religions so that he will be the one religious leader for all peoples.  This claim of being “vicar” can apply to the false gods of other religions.  For example, as “vicar” the False Prophet can not only claim to be Christ, but he can also simultaneously be Maitreya for those believers, the Buddha for those believers, etc.


But the Pope/False Prophet being a “vicar of Christ” is perhaps most applicable of all in Islam.  The Islamic religion believes in a Muslim world dictator the Madhi who will have a religious partner, its prophet Isa (Islam’s name for Jesus who they call a Messiah/anointed one, but it will obviously be a false prophet, a false Messiah) that serves to bring all religions into Islam. So the pope as the False Prophet fits perfectly into this role as a literal vicar of a false Messiah who is the Muslim prophet Isa.  It is the ultimate goal and result of melding all religions into one under someone who looks like a lamb, but speaks like a dragon.  We can see that Islam’s Madhi and Messiah/prophet Isa are actually the Antichrist and False Prophet.  In addition to this, Islam believes in their version of an anti-Messiah (Antichrist) called the Dajjal which comes later to war against Islam’s Madhi and Messiah/prophet Isa.  We can clearly see that Islam is trying to deceive everyone to believe that the true returning Christ is instead the evil anti-Messiah (Antichrist), the Dajjal and this is probably why the armies of the world are foolish enough to attack the Lord Jesus at His Second Coming in the Book of Revelation. 


We see that Islam’s “end time prophecy” has turned everything around to be the opposite of what the word of God, the Bible says.  Where the Bible says the Antichrist is the world leader, Islam says this leader is not the Antichrist (anti-Messiah) but is instead its Madhi.  Where the Bible says there is a False Prophet by the Antichrist’s side, Islam says it is Islam’s Messiah, the prophet Isa (Jesus) by the Madhi’s side.  And finally, where the Bible says there is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, Islam says it is not the Lord Jesus’ coming, but it is instead its anti-Messiah/Antichrist, the Dajjal that is coming.  


So in other words, regarding the end time role of the False Prophet, he will say and make all religions inclusive: it is all just one and the same God, with different ways of expression and different paths to God.  This inclusivity will say Christ is not really the only-begotten Son of God or deity, but just one of many paths.  It is the goal of the end times one world religion:  combine everything together into one. 


We see a recent example of trying to meld all religions into one to make everyone “happy” in mid-2015 when the pope issued and encyclical about climate change (which really belongs in the political/governance world, not religion).  He cited a Muslim mystic poet about how God is in all things in nature.  Why would someone who is supposedly of Christ quote a Muslim who does not believe in Christ’s divinity as the Son of God or His sacrificial atonement and resurrection?  Why cite a mystic who blends God with nature?  In one stroke the pope has blended the Biblical God together with Islam and nature (which is related to the universe, New Age and “there must be something out there that is spirit and god”) worship to make them all as one and the same. 


But this is not all: Pope Francis is very vocal about how he believes all religions worship the same God, but just in different ways and is making a huge push to bring in one global religion and is using social media to do it.  In 2016, Pope Francis released a video stating that people of all religions are the children of the same God, lumping together false religions and false gods with the Bible truth of those who believe in the Lamb of God who died for our sins as just another path, one of many, to that same God.  He has made Christ just another person, just another path, just another representative of man’s religion.  No, He is the Son of God of the one and only true faith where all others are false.


However, what the Pope/False Prophet is doing is to combine everything into one to make everyone, one – but everyone together as one against the one true God.  


This is just diabolical lies and political correctness taken to the extreme: that the one true God and His Messiah must be put aside to accept other beliefs in the divine.  But again, the Bible says the Son of God is the only way to salvation and the one true God:

 

John 14

6   Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.    (NKJV)

 

Acts 4:

12   "And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved."    (NASB)

 

 

This is why the world will try to fight Messiah.  There are layers and layers of deception upon deception:  to make the people all one, united by one world government and religion, so that they will oppose God as one.  It is the reversal back to the days of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel.

 

And the pope is the ideal person to unify the world’s religions and distort Bible truth.  The Roman Catholic Church has always done this from the beginning, mixing Babylonian and other pagan religions in with the Bible, and is intimately entwined with the affairs of state.  The pope is ideal, because he and the Roman Catholic Church already has the dominant position as a religious figurehead, and have always worked toward attaining global/total power as evidenced especially in the last few decades by its positioning to be the head of the one world religion. 

 

This inclusivity contradicts the truth:  truth by definition is exclusive.  There is only one truth and that which opposes this truth cannot also be called truth.  God and Jesus clearly say in the Bible that God’s truth is exclusive:  there is no other truth and no other way, but only through Christ to the Father.

 

What will happen in the name of “tolerance” is that those who do not hold this inclusive one world religion view, but hold instead to the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3) which is exclusive and what we must contend for (the Bible only and not traditions of men mixed with pagan religions), will be considered a trouble-maker and not tolerated, and will be punished.  Do not be surprised if sometime soon laws will be passed to prevent people from trying to convert others and to make it illegal to say that one's beliefs is the only truth (these are really targeting Bible believers who are fulfilling the command to spread the gospel and baptize the nations in Christ, who really IS the only way, the truth and the life).

 

This is just a sign of what is to come in the new one world religion – a mix of everything with the Biblical Christ not recognizable, "just one of many truths" and "just one of many paths to God".


 

Indeed, it does not just stop here.  With the current movement in the world today to make people believe that aliens exist and are our real creator, the Roman Catholic Church itself has also entered the discussion.  It has just reversed its position about extraterrestrial life and now says it believes aliens exist and are among us, which opens the door for us (for them as the lead coordinator of the world’s religions who works with the nations) to “learn” from them. 

 

However, this life that is called extraterrestrial (not of the earth) are not aliens, but demons.  A belief in aliens, with the Roman Catholic Church adding itself to the list of such believers, is a sign that we are in the end times and is evidence that the source of all this is Satan, the great deceiver.  This is because how supposed aliens are treated will be similar to how the Roman Catholic Church currently believes there are various ways to God and all world religions are valid, with one notable addition:  with aliens, we do not have to say there are many ways to God, but that aliens are God.  This will lead people into possibly believing that Christ is also an alien or hybrid alien.   A belief in aliens/demons will just feed the lie that these aliens visited earth anciently and are what came to be known as “the gods”, supposedly helping mankind advance or even possibly “creating” mankind and that they will one day return (have you noticed the many shows on television about aliens?).  This, of course (as the enemy Satan has planned) makes those who already do not believe in God (atheists) or lean toward not believing to never ever believe in God and have faith in Christ and His atonement for our sins.

 

So what we have with the alien life scenario is that the existence of God will be called into question as never before, and we find that the Roman Catholic Church is still perfectly positioned to be the liaison between national governments and world religions in this matter.  However, the Roman Catholic Church is not just in position to take advantage of this, but because they do hold much power in the affairs of religion with strong ties to the nations, and have reversed their stance and weighed in on the issue (which are against the Bible), they are actually the facilitator of this great deception that aliens may be our true creators.  This, of course, leads to people into possibly believing that Christ is also an alien or hybrid alien. 

 

Unfortunately, as the head of the world’s religions it believes it is, what the Roman Catholic Church and the pope say carries much weight.  We must admit the timing of this view of the Roman Catholic Church is suspicious, because we know the end times are upon us.  Why state they believe in aliens now at this critical juncture when the move towards one world government and one world religion (the Antichrist/Beast and his False Prophet) is much faster to reach this Satanic goal?  

 

The False Prophet is not God’s prophet at all, but the enemy’s prophet.  This is why though it looks like a lamb, it speaks like a dragon, and it will do anything to lead people away from the truth of the one true God and His Christ.  This includes all the added pagan traditions which it has already done, but wants to expand upon even more by just absorbing all religions outright by saying they are valid, too.  Also, it has now left the door wide open for aliens (Satan and his demons) to be our creators and not God.  Will this be part of the reason why the armies of the world will be fighting Christ at the last battle, because they are deceived into believing in aliens and will "mistaken" him for one?  Please also see 'The Coming Great Apostasy'.


 

It must be noted that the recent selection of Pope Francis is another sign that the end times are upon us and that the Roman Catholic Church and its pope is indeed the False Prophet.  All this activity to make everyone blend into one world religion with the pope at its leader has been gaining momentum in recent years, but will now be much worse, coming to a head sooner, with Francis. 

 

Why?

 

It is because Francis is the first Jesuit to ever become pope.  The Jesuits were created back in the 16th century to do whatever the pope commanded them to do, which is to make people all over the world come under the religious headship of the Roman Catholic Church.  In the 16th century, their main goal was to counter the Protestant Reformation and convert people “back” into the Roman Catholic Church.  They were given extremely broad and special powers to perform this task – to do whatever it takes to convert people into Roman Catholicism. 

 

The absorption of Protestants into the Roman Catholic Church is an important first step in making everyone come under the one umbrella of the Roman Catholic Church and its pope.  It goes hand-in-hand together with bringing other faiths into the one rule of the pope and is exactly what the Jesuits were created to do.  And now we have the Jesuits and the pope combined in one as the first Jesuit pope.  It is a harbinger of the one world government and one world religion of the Beast/Antichrist and False Prophet that is soon to come.

 

Let us not forget also that the Roman Catholic Church is a works-based religion as well, so it will use things like a social gospel to promote its global acceptance and leadership role.


 

Yet another sign that the Roman Catholic Church/Pope is the False Prophet is the fact that since he works alongside the Beast as the one who enforces the laws to make people worship the Beast, then we know the False Prophet is also involved with the Beast/Antichrist changing times and laws as well:

 

Daniel 7:

25     He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.    (NKJV)

 

 

The Roman Catholic Church/Pope has actually already changed times and laws (as mentioned briefly earlier) when they “modified” God’s 10 Commandments by creating their own version.  Their version removed the 2nd Commandment against idolatry, causing God’s Sabbath 4th Commandment to become the 3rd in their version, and then they split the 10th Commandment in two to fill in the spot of the now-missing idolatry commandment.  They then “changed” the 7th day Sabbath to the 1st day, Sunday.  

 

Changing times and laws is nothing new to the Roman Catholic Church, and it has always sought to impose its will upon everyone.  As we just read, they look to be the one world religious leader in these end times, and will be looking to once again change times and laws and force their will upon the world.

 

All this leads to what is antithetical to, the very opposite of, the gospel of God in Christ.

 

Remember that to be a False Prophet means that this person will appear to be a prophet of God, of Christ, but in truth he is really is not.  This means that the False Prophet will look like he believes in Christ and the Bible, and will look like he carries out the will of God, but it is all a deception and completely false.  He will look like a believer, but is crafty, speaking sweet words while at the same time makes God’s commandments of no effect and by himself or allying with the nations of the world, works against God's will; and is therefore able to deceive many, being able to stay hidden like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

 

This is exactly what the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church has always done.  It has always said it is God’s true church, but its worldly behavior and traditions of men indicate otherwise.  It holds its own doctrines and customs which God considers an abomination, as above and greater than the Bible and at every turn contradicts God’s Bible truths that are eternal and unchangeable.

 

 

As if all this was not bad enough, there is more evidence that shows the Roman Catholic Church and its pope is the False Prophet of Revelation.  Remember that the Bible foretells there will be a one world government and one world religion headed by a political leader/dictator and his partner, a religious leader.  This is the Antichrist/Beast and False Prophet, and they will work hand-in-hand with one another in the end time tribulation.  The Bible tells us that the False Prophet will be the major reason why people are deceived by the Beast, and the False Prophet is the one who forces people to worship the Beast, and forces people to take the mark of the Beast.  Please see the article 'What is the Mark of the Beast'.

 

We are being shown not only that the False Prophet (one world religion) will be working intimately close with the Antichrist/Beast (one world government), but that the False Prophet is the critical component of the success of the Antichrist/Beast.   The Bible is showing us that the Antichrist and the False Prophet are in a very close relationship with one another – almost a symbiotic relationship, where one needs the other. 

 

Since we see both ruling during the tribulation of the end times and their relationship is so close, is it possible that this close relationship is required (and exists) for the birth of these two entities – even now, before they rise to power?

 

Yes; and this is what is truly chilling and has gone unnoticed by many:

 

The False Prophet not only plays the vital role in the success of the Antichrist/Beast in this relationship, but because the Roman Catholic Church has existed for centuries and is already in place as the one who tries to look like a lamb, but instead speaks and acts like a dragon, the Roman Catholic Church and its popes will be a major player at the forefront of creating the one world government, alongside creating a one world religion.  

 

Just as the one world government needs a one world religion, the one world religion also needs a one world government – one feeds the other and they need each other, especially at the beginning when they need each other to be created and come to power.

 

In other words, the False Prophet not only helps the Antichrist succeed when both are in power, but the relationship of the Antichrist (one world government) and False Prophet (one world religion) starts much earlier – the False Prophet will help create the one world government to bring the Antichrist into power, and then both will fulfill their Biblical prophetic destiny.     


This is exactly what the popes have been doing over the last 60 years.  The last six popes (not including the current Pope Francis or John Paul I who was assassinated 33 days into office) have worked very hard to create a one world government, and Pope Francis is doing the exact same thing and much more so – being extremely active in not just pushing for a global government, but actually setting it up.  They all have actively worked to create a one world government where the sovereignty of individual nations must be torn down, and have been working towards this goal at the same time they are working to build a one world religion. 



Since the 1950s, the popes have been working feverishly to make a one world government and one world religion a reality.  For example, pope Pius XII criticized national sovereignty as an obstacle, calling it “nationalistic narrowness” and called for the United Nations to be strengthened considerably.  Popes John XXIII and Paul VI did the same, even with the latter using the term “new world order”.  Pope John Paul II also called to empower the United Nations in this quest to create a one world government and called it a “new world order”.   The last pope, Benedict XVI, wanted nations to disarm and to reform the United Nations in order to give it “real teeth” to create “a true world political authority”.  


And ever since Pope Francis replaced Benedict, he has been working feverishly to push in global government to control a global economy; he hates free markets.  In 2017 Francis openly stated a one world government is required for man to save themselves which requires Europe to become a united Europe of federalized states/nations.  He also said it is required that the United States of America must come under the control of the one world government.  We must note that the creation of a one world government requires doing away with national sovereignty and this is what will destroy the United States of America; the USA must fall first before a one world government can come to power.  Please see the article: ‘The Fall of America will precede the Rise of the Beast’.  So yes, you read correctly – Pope Francis is pushing all three things: a one world religion, a one world government and a one world economy.



More evidence that the False Prophet is the pope of the Roman Catholic Church is the fact he believes (just like most of the world including the Antichrist who hates all things God and Christ) that the land of Israel must be divided and in May of 2015 the pope officially recognized “Palestinian” statehood in a treaty.  We must remember this fact: it was because Rome hated Israel so much (destroying Jerusalem and the Temple around 70CE and forcing a great dispersion of Jews to the four winds was not enough) that it wanted to totally erase the memory of Israel in history so at about 135CE Rome under Emperor Hadrian renamed the land of Israel to “Palestine” after the Philistines, Israel’s ancient enemies.  The Philistines are a people from the coastal lands west of Israel and are not native to Israel, the Middle East or even Egypt.  So Pope Francis accepts the “Palestinians” and wants a divided Israel despite what Rome did and the truth that the people today who are called “Palestinians” do not have a claim to the land at all whereas Israel does.  Of course, the land of Israel belongs to Israel – it was named Israel until Rome in their arrogance, mockery and hatred renamed the land.  This means the native people of the land are Israelites/Israelis and not a false “Palestinian” people who are not Philistines or a unique ethnic group tied to the land at all.  The “Palestinian” people today are Arabs and Egyptians from the neighboring lands. 


Also, the Bible states that Israel is God’s land so again, we know we are at the end times when the enemies of God work together to destroy Israel which includes dividing up the land of Israel that God calls “My land”:


Ezekiel 36:

5   Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with wholehearted joy and spiteful minds, in order to plunder its open country." '


Joel 3:

2   I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.    (NKJV)


But remember:  Israel is God’s land – and therefore any attempt to divide it is a sign of the end times and goes against God’s will.  Those who try to do this will be broken by God, until the time God moves to restore Israel, both the land and the people, and dwell among them, forevermore.  To underscore the truth that one world government and one world religion both seek to divide God’s land, at the United Nations General Assembly for the “Sustainable Development Summit” in September 2015, the flag of the “Palestinians” was flown for the first time at the United Nations (as an observer nation, not full member; the Vatican is the only other observer member) – so the United Nations, just like the pope, is showing their support to divide the land of Israel.


On February 5, 2018 we see fulfillment of the truths that the Antichrist and the False Prophet need each other to work together to rise and then retain power, while simultaneously attacking God’s land and people.  The Bible makes a strong case that the Beast power will come from and/or rule from Turkey.  Turkey’s President Erdogan has made it very clear that he wants to unite all Muslims to revive the caliphate and Ottoman Empire which once ruled based in Turkey.  On this date, Turkey’s President Erdogan visited Pope Francis in the Vatican, Rome to discuss as top priority this issue:


How they did not like America recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, 2017 and must work together and do anything they needed to do to make sure the “status quo” remains.  The “status quo” is where Jerusalem is not recognized as the capital so the international community has control over making sure Jerusalem (and also Judea and Samaria, the so-called “West Bank”) is divided between Israel and the “Palestinians”. 


It is not surprising at all to see the Antichrist and False Prophet working together now before their rise to power, and even less surprising to see what the reason is that unites them today from February 5, 2018 going forward into the future:  the division of God’s land.  It is the goal that unites them now and will be their undoing in the future:


Zechariah 12:

2    "Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.

3    And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.    (NKJV)



So what we see happening in front of our eyes is the Roman Catholic Church and its popes using all their power and energy to work toward creating the one world government and one world religion which is the Biblical fulfillment of Revelation 13’s Antichrist/Beast and False Prophet.  It is damning evidence, because any unbiased and honest reader knows that the one world government and its eventual Antichrist/Beast dictator is what the Bible prophesies in the end times – so why is the Roman Catholic Church doing all it can to bring a one world government (even calling it “a new world order”) into existence?  The Roman Catholic Church is starting again – more than ever with this most recent pope (Francis), to enter into politics and influence government.  Additionally, he is working towards dividing the land of Israel, the land of God.  Once again, by its actions the Roman Catholic Church and its popes reveal that the pope is the False Prophet. 




2)

 

Revelation 17:1-2 tells us the harlot sits on many waters and has committed fornication with the kings of the earth:

 

Revelation 17:

1    Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,

2    with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication."    (NKJV)

 

 

The Bible describes waters as the nations, so this woman is deeply involved with many nations. The Bible also uses a woman to describe His church (the bride of Christ) and His chosen city/nation (Jerusalem/Israel). The context clearly indicates this woman to somehow say she belongs to God, but actually does not.

 

Of course, the fornication she commits is not literal, but is figurative and spiritual. Only an entity that claims to be called out by God into a special relationship with Him can be said to commit spiritual fornication (for example, Israel is called a harlot for following the god of the nations and not the true God). However, the Bible clearly states Israel is His chosen people. This is not the case with Rome. The Roman Catholic Church has falsely claimed since its beginning that she is God’s true church built upon Peter (falsely called the first pope) and the pope is the Holy Father, the Vicar of Christ and the Supreme Pontiff.


However, in 2015 when Pope Francis addressed the United Nations, he made it clear that a pope being the Vicar of Christ is only a disguise of sheep’s clothing to hide the ravenous wolf and dragon within.  Pope Francis stated that he greets the nations “In my own name, and that of the entire Catholic community”.  For any supposed man of God to say he comes in his own name and not the name of Christ or the Heavenly Father tells you the truth:  that the supposed man of God does not really come from or for Christ or God at all, but he comes for himself and the enemy Satan.  Someone coming in his own name and not Christ’s is an extreme deception that the Lord Jesus Himself warned us about to not be spiritually blind to.  And it is actually fulfillment of His prophecy:


John 5:

43   I have come in My Father's name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.

44   How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?    (NKJV)



To come in one’s own name is the same extreme arrogance of the enemy himself who wants to “ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:14).  So when Pope Francis closes his address with “the blessing of the Most High” he is not referring to the Heavenly Father, but the enemy.  Because if he truly meant the Most High to refer to the Heavenly Father, he would have stated he came in the name of the Heavenly Father or His son who gave Himself for us, but he did not.  This reveals that he comes in the name of some other Most High – the enemy, and comes with some other agenda that is not God’s agenda, but the enemy’s.  This statement that he comes in his own name, combined with everything else he is trying to do, confirms that the pope of the Roman Catholic Church – whether it is he himself or another after him, is the False Prophet who will rule over a one world religion and one world government for and with the Antichrist.


 

As for sitting on many waters and fornicating with them, this is all the Roman Catholic Church has ever done. It has always been working with the kingdoms of the world, exercises political power and pursues the gaining of great wealth. History shows that the Roman Catholic Church has ruled over the nations as essentially co-rulers of these nations, utilizing power in both the church and secular spheres and its decrees overriding and considered binding on matters. The rulers of the nations often had to obey the rendering of Roman Catholic Church. It has raised armies and gone out killing and conquering in the name of Christ.  It has persecuted true believers by excommunication, exile, torture, forced conversions, and murder.  And we must not forget, as discussed in Item #1 above that the fornication Rome commits with the nations includes fornication (syncretism) with the religions of the nations, as well.

 

In other words, the Roman Catholic Church is itself like the nations and is totalitarian in its behavior just like totalitarian governments.  It has controlled information by withholding the Bible from the people and spreading its own propaganda and traditions instead as more authoritative than God’s word, the Bible itself.  It has been telling people what to believe based on its own unbiblical doctrines and that their salvation is dependent on them for so long that it is so engrained in the minds of people now.  Protestants also are deceived by many of these traditions that have come down from Roman Catholicism.

 

Roman Catholicism has guaranteed converts, because people are fed lies and not Bible truth since birth – starting with infant baptism.  The Bible, however, says that people make their own decisions to follow Christ based on Bible truth alone, and then they become part of the body of Christ, His bride, and not a world religion. 

 

We must not forget that the Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church is the original unholy union of church and state. The two ruled as one and as long as the Roman Catholic Church still exists, the Roman Empire of antiquity cannot truly be said to be “extinct”.

 

The prophet Daniel confirms that the Beast will descend from the line of the Roman Empire and therefore also the harlot with it --- the Roman Catholic Church (the final Beast kingdom will be both Roman and Islamic in nature; please see the article 'Rise of the Beast'). 

 

In Daniel 2:31-45 the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar received a vision of an image of a man whose entire body is divided into four parts made of four metals and clay: gold, silver, bronze, iron/iron mixed with clay. The vision represents four successive kingdoms with each conquering the one before it, starting with Babylon (head of gold), then Persia (chest and arms of silver), then Greece (belly and thighs of bronze), then Rome (legs of iron). The fourth kingdom has an extension of feet of iron where iron represents the fourth kingdom, with toes of clay.  After this, God then destroys these kingdoms and establishes His own kingdom which will last forever. The fact that only four empires and an extension of the fourth are mentioned and then God steps in, tells us that the fourth empire of iron which is Rome still exists at the end of the age, and will be mixed with clay.

 

An example of the relation between the Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church is the fact that the early Roman emperors were called Supreme Pontiff – the Pontifex Maximus, and was considered therefore the high priest and leader of the state religion which is pagan. When Constantine supposedly “made” Christianity the state religion of Rome, this paganized Christianity which means it is not Christian at all. How is it that this title has carried over from the emperors to the pope?

 

The Catholic Church’s power and continued acquiring of more power, reveals its true bloodline and it is not of God.  It is in fact even now working very hard to absorb Protestantism, all forms of Christianity and even other faiths through ecumenism, into itself to have total power.  It is working toward a one world religion that will be partnered with the one world government.


Again, as we mentioned earlier, Pope Francis has taken everything much further as in addition to pushing one world religion he is literally rushing to install one world government and is using economic points to do this.  Remember that controlling the world economy – who can buy and sell, is a major characteristic of the rule of the Antichrist and his False Prophet. 


Pope Francis has repeatedly condemned capitalism (a not-so-subtle attack largely against the United States of America which is capitalism’s strongest proponent), calling it a form of “tyranny”; and in his 2015 encyclical on the environment he has called for global governance – “an agreement on systems of governance for the whole range of the so-called “global commons”, in order to control the world’s economy and address global warming/climate change.  Remember that scientists were caught falsifying documents to “prove” its existence; the climate change agenda is another form of controlling the nations, their economies and their people.  His encyclical lays the groundwork for one world government.


Let us be clear what capitalism is.  Capitalism is the exercise of free markets where free people – as producers and consumers, choose for themselves what to buy and sell, how much, etc.


The Bible tells us that as the religious arm of the Antichrist/Beast, it is actually the False Prophet who looks like a lamb and speaks as a dragon that is in charge of forcing people to worship the Beast and receive his mark to control who can buy and sell.  So the False Prophet is not just involved in religious matters, but is also deeply involved in politics/government, the economy and removing the freedom of individuals to get the Beast world government to control the economy/who can buy and sell instead (this is the real tyranny).  In other words, capitalism (and the United States of America) must fall before the Antichrist can rise to power and this will happen.


Pope Francis’ attacks on the freedom of individual choices and economy and pushing of a global warming agenda is in complete agreement with the United Nations/world governments’ plan to initiate its “Sustainable Development Agenda/Goals” which is also a template for one world government.  He made a speech to the United Nations on September 25, 2015 as part of its “Sustainable Development Summit” to give this one world government formation agenda a huge boost and start it off.


So the year 2015 (Biblical year Spring 2015 to Spring 2016) is the year end time prophecy will begin to rapidly unfold without restraint as world government and world religion openly (“hiding in plain sight”) work together to usher in the Antichrist/Beast kingdom.


True believers “are not of the world” (John 17:16) and are told to not love the world or the things in the world (1 John 2:15), but it is evident that the Roman Catholic Church is entirely immersed in the things of this world.   The Roman Catholic Church is worldly, great, and powerful, and is not small and humble as the Bible says God’s people are.    

 

 

 

3)

 

In Revelation 17:4 the woman is described as being clothed in purple and scarlet, covered in extravagant wealth and holding a golden cup:

 

Revelation 17: 

4     The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls,

      having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.    (NKJV)

 

 

The colors of purple and scarlet were the colors used by the Roman emperors and it has carried over into the Roman Catholic Church. The bishops wear purple and the cardinals wear red.

 

The Roman Catholic Church from the beginning to even now is completely awash in extravagance and opulence: precious metals and stones, great cathedrals, etc.

 

The Roman Catholic Church also uses a golden cup or chalice to perform the Eucharist (bread and wine is supposed to literally change to the flesh and blood of Christ).  It is considered to be the holiest instrument the Roman Catholic Church has.  Instead, the Bible states that this cup the harlot uses is really full of its ungodly abominations (indeed, the Bible declares that eating blood is an abomination in itself). 
 


 

4)

 

In Revelation 17:5, the harlot is called Babylon, the mother of all harlots and abominations:

 

Revelation 17:

5      And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,

      THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.    (NKJV)

 

 

The apostle Peter refers to Rome as Babylon when he writes in his first letter:

 

1 Peter 5:

13    She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you, sends you greetings, and so does my son, Mark.   (NASB)


 

The doctrines and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church have pagan origins and Rome is also called Babylon in its history. Strangely enough, the Roman Catholic Church admits Peter is referring to Rome symbolically as Babylon, but still insists Peter is the first pope:

 

           "The penetration of the religion of Babylon became so general and well known that Rome was called the New Babylon."   

                 -  James Cardinal Gibbons, Faith of Our Fathers (1917 edition): p106.

 

              St. Peter's first epistle was written almost undoubtedly from Rome, since the salutation at the end reads: "The that is in        

           Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you: and so doth my son Mark" (5:13). Babylon must here be identified with the

           Roman capital; since Babylon on the Euphrates, which lay in ruins, or New Babylon (Seleucia) on the Tigris, or the Egyptian

           Babylon near Memphis, or Jerusalem cannot be meant, the reference must be to Rome, the only city which is called Babylon

           elsewhere in ancient Christian literature   

                 - (Revelation 17:5, 18:10; "Oracula Sibyl.", V, verses 143 and 159, ed. Geffcken, Leipzig, 1902, 111).

 

           From Bishop Papias of Hierapolis and Clement of Alexandria, who both appeal to the testimony of the old presbyters (i.e., the

           disciples of the Apostles), we learn that Mark wrote his Gospel in Rome at the request of the Roman Christians, who desired

           a written memorial of the doctrine preached to them by St. Peter and his disciples (Eusebius, Church History II. 15, 3.40, 6.14); 

           this is confirmed by Irenaeus (Against Heresies 3.1). In connection with this information concerning the Gospel of St. Mark,

           Eusebius, relying perhaps on an earlier source, says that Peter described Rome figuratively as Babylon in his First Epistle.  

                       - the Catholic Encyclopedia, subject ‘St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles’

 

           "Babylon,” from which Peter addresses his first Epistle, is understood by learned annotators, Protestant and Catholic, to refer

           to Rome - the word Babylon being symbolic of the corruption then prevailing in the city of the Caesars.   

                 - James Cardinal Gibbons, Faith of Our Fathers (111th printing, Illinois: TAN Books Inc., 1980): 87.

 

 

Rome is just continuing what started in Babylon. Nimrod and his wife Semiramis were representative as originators of false religion and its worship of gods/demons in place of the one true God.  They started the ancient mystery religions and mysticism.  Much of the pagan practices and customs that Rome adapted into its “brand” of Christianity are Babylonian in origin, such as worshipping the Queen of Heaven (Semiramis made herself this goddess) which comes across as worshipping the Virgin Mary. Rome being called Babylon with the pope being the False Prophet, tells us that Babylon/Rome is symbolic of all that is false religion which blasphemes God, destroys God’s people and takes away from God the worshipping in spirit and truth that He wants and deserves.

 

That Rome is rightfully also called Babylon in history and the Bible can be seen from the fact that Babylon and Rome are the two world empires that have destroyed the Temple of God.

 

As for being the mother of harlots, everything about the Roman Catholic Church is pagan and worldly, and completely opposite of what is declared in the Bible. It does not worship God in spirit and truth, but instead engages in idolatrous worship – making God into an idol of its own creation and really worshiping pagan gods.  It has even changed the 10 Commandments of God (see the ‘Idolatry

  
  
  
’ and ‘Lord’s Day’ articles). So it truly is the head/leader or “mother” of everything that is detestable to God.

 

It also refers to itself as the “mother church” from which all other churches (Protestants, etc.) come forth. This is an indication again that it is the source of the abominations of the earth and that these “daughter churches” have inherited this, too.

 

As for “mystery”, everything about the Roman Catholic Church is a “mystery”. The rosaries recall mysteries. The entire liturgy is a mystery. The popes refer to the “mystery of the Church” as in the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II). The mission of the Roman Catholic Church is “to initiate people into the mystery of Christ (It is “mystagogy.”)…” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1075. It defines itself as a “mystery” even more. How so?

 

The Roman Catholic Church considers the Eucharist to be the holiest liturgical act and the cornerstone of the faith. The Eucharist defines what the Roman Catholic Church is. The Latin phrase ‘mysterium fidei’ means ‘mystery of faith’ or ‘mystery of the faith’ and it is used during and for the Eucharist. In fact, this mystery of the faith and mystery of the Eucharist are used interchangeably as one and the same. Since the Roman Catholic Church is identified and tied to the Eucharist which is a mystery of faith, then all of Roman Catholicism falls under mystery.

 

Everything about the Roman Catholic Church is a mystery, because it does not come from God, but from pagan and un-Biblical sources. It is a mystery exactly because it is Babylon.

 

But the Roman Catholic Church being a mystery contradicts the Bible. The Bible reveals and does not cloak itself in mysteries.

 

  

 

5)

 

Revelation 17:6 tells us the woman is drunk with the blood of the saints:

 

Revelation 17:

6     I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. 

     And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.     (NKJV)

 

 

The entire history of the Roman Empire and the Roman Catholic Church is a history of the persecution of the saints and anti-Semitism. It began shortly after the Lord Jesus ascended. From the persecution of the saints as Judaizers and a sect; to feeding Christians to the lions in the Coliseum; to the destruction of the temple; to the numerous Inquisitions; to the execution of untold numbers of believers through the centuries whose “crime” was disagreeing with the Roman Church’s beliefs (including other Bible believers such as Protestants and Sabbath-keepers); to the hunting down of William Tyndale whose crime was translating and printing Bibles from Latin to English, and so forth.  It should be noted that the persecution of the saints and being anti-Jewish applies to Islam as well.

 

The blood of the saints – millions upon millions of them, have been shed by the Roman Catholic Church, who regards herself as God’s true church.

 

The Bible truth that prophesies Rome will still exist in some form as the end time Beast kingdom is evidence enough that this woman will still/again be drunk with the blood of the saints.  Only the Roman Empire and its Roman Catholic Church has ever done this since the Lord Jesus Christ came down to earth.  The Office of the Inquisition still exists as the renamed Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that has made a major push in 2012 to make Roman Catholicism the one world religion. This office is just a veil for the mission to convert everyone to its belief system – or else. 

 

Just as an example of the hypocrisy and deception of its true antichrist character, Pope Benedict stated this in March 2012 at the Vatican in response to whether Jesus was a violent political revolutionary:

 

           “It is impossible to interpret Jesus as a violent person. Violence is contrary to the Kingdom of God, it is a tool of the Antichrist.

            Violence never serves humanity, but dehumanizes…”   

 

 

In light of the Roman Catholic Church’s history of bloodlust with its hands stained with the blood of the saints, it indicts itself with the statement above, because the Roman Catholic Church itself is guilty of grave violence that is “contrary to the Kingdom of God” which “never serves humanity, but dehumanizes” and “is a tool of the Antichrist”.  

 

And again, we must be reminded that the False Prophet will be the one who enforces the Mark of the Beast.  Only the Roman Catholic Church has always reserved the right – and actually uses the right, to use force to impose its will:  

 

           “Both, therefore, are in the power of the Church, that is to say, the spiritual and the material sword, but the former is to be

           administered for the Church but the latter by the Church; the former in the hands of the priest; the latter by the hands of kings

           and soldiers, but at the will and sufferance of the priest. However, one sword ought to be subordinated to the other and 

           temporal authority, subjected to spiritual power...Furthermore, we declare, we proclaim, we define that it is absolutely

           necessary for salvation that every human creature be subject to the Roman Pontiff”

                    “THE BULL UNAM SANCTAM” , 1302. 

 

 

However, Christ’s words make it plain that His kingdom is not of this world and therefore His servants do not fight; this includes His people (John 18:36).  The behavior of the Roman Catholic Church, including committing violence through adultery with the nations and its working to exert itself again in the affairs of the world’s nations, shows the Roman Catholic Church's “true colors” – it is the False Prophet, who is the “tool of the Antichrist”.  It is the False Prophet who creates and follows its own false Christ and not the true Lord and Savior.  

  

 

 

6)

 

The Bible tells us that this harlot/woman is a city – the great city:

 

Revelation 17:

18     And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth."   (NKJV)

 

 

We must carefully note that the Bible is being very specific in describing this woman. It does not say she is a country or a person, but that the woman is a city. The Roman Catholic Church is its own city-state, called Vatican City. The false prophet then will be the future pope, who is the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

 

The Bible uses a woman to describe His church (the bride of Christ) and His chosen city/nation (Jerusalem/Israel). The context of Revelation 17 clearly shows that this woman is a church, but not His true church. However, this description of the harlot who is a great city holds double significance prophetically. This is because not only is the harlot not God’s true church, but she is also not truly God’s city – and the Roman Catholic Church is both: the Roman Catholic Church is both a church and a city (Vatican City) at the same time.

 

So the Bible declares double proof in Revelation 17:18 that it is the Roman Catholic Church that is the harlot which fornicates with the entire world.

 

And in its relation to Babylon, we must note that this harlot church has written on her forehead “Babylon the Great”, but God’s true church will instead have God’s city, New Jeruslaem, written on her forehead:

 

Revelation 3:

12    He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.   (NKJV) 

 

 

  

7)   

 

In Revelation 17 we are also told that at the end, just before the second coming of Messiah, the Beast will turn against the False Prophet (the harlot):

 

Revelation 17:

16   And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.    (NKJV)

 

 

How is this evidence that the Roman Catholic Church and its pope is the False Prophet?    

 

Do we have evidence that something like this can even happen?

 

In truth, it is very powerful evidence, and it also tells everyone everywhere that the God of the Bible is the one true God and His holy word, the Bible is therefore the only source of truth. 

 

Why?

 

The reason why the Bible’s prophecy that the Antichrist will turn against the False Prophet is additional evidence that the Roman Catholic Church and its pope is the False Prophet, is because God does not just give us this prophecy, but He also gives us the type/pattern that foreshadows it.  A type is an event or symbolism that occurs earlier, but it really serves to represent and point to a greater future fulfillment.  

 

In other words, the pattern of a political ruler who is allied with a religious ruler, but then turns against this religious ruler has already happened.  The Bible not only prophesies that this will happen between the Antichrist/Beast and the False Prophet, but the Bible has foretold the type and set up the precedence as well, and it has occurred with the Roman Catholic Church and the pope.  This shows us that the Roman Catholic Church is the harlot and the pope is the False Prophet.

 

In fact, it has occurred more than once in the history of the Roman Catholic Church.  This occurred even though for centuries before and in-between the conflicts, the nations and the Roman Catholic Church have been in alliance with one another, with the religious authority often in the greater role of overseeing what the nations did, where nothing proceeded without the “blessing” of the Church.  Church and state were both extremely powerful and oppressive, and like co-rulers.  However, this relationship is often contentious.

 

What inevitably happens with two or more entities that are proud and powerful is that one will eventually tire of the other, or has used the other to the utmost and then the other becomes expendable.   Also, one will always want to be the most powerful and above all, and not want any peers or threats to his power.  This is what happened in the 11th and 18th-19th centuries when the political and religious authorities were in conflict over who was more powerful.

 

In the 11th century, Pope Gregory VII excommunicated the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV twice, but Henry IV eventually got his revenge and came back to seize Rome, and Pope Gregory VII was forced into exile and died shortly after.

 

In the late 18th into early 19th century during the reign of Napoleon, something similar happened.  Napoleon was a great admirer of Alexander the Great and tried to emulate his successes (note:  Alexander the Great and his Grecian Empire is prophesied as the bronze portion of the statue in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2:1-45, and is the male goat with one large horn that divided into four smaller horns in Daniel’s vision in Daniel 8:1-22).  Napoleon sought to rule the world and unite Europe, and coined the phrase “united states of Europe”.  He marched on Rome and ordered Pope Pius VI (who earlier excommunicated Napoleon) to renounce his authority and when Pope Pius VI refused, he was thrown into prison where he died.  His successor, Pope Pius VII was also imprisoned, but was released when Napoleon was finally defeated and overthrown.

 

So yes, we see it is not only possible that the Antichrist/Beast will turn against the harlot, but it will happen as God stated it would, showing us that He indeed knows the end from the beginning.  And because the type has occurred before with the Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV and Napoleon both turning against the Roman Catholic Church and its pope, it is also strong evidence that the Roman Catholic Church is the harlot and its end time pope is the False Prophet.  It has happened before and it will happen once again with the Roman Catholic Church and the pope, but this time the pope as the False Prophet will be the head of the one world religion, working closely together with the one world government it has helped to create.  But the political ruler, the Antichrist/Beast, will turn against his partner, the religious ruler, and “will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.”

 

 

 

Come out of her, my people

 

Please, everyone in the Roman Catholic faith, some of whom are my family and friends. The Bible is very clear that the Roman Catholic Church is not His true church, but very much the opposite. It disguises itself as God’s church, but nothing it teaches or the way it behaves is according to the Bible. No man or institution has more authority than the Word of God itself and let us not forget that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Word of God?

 

The traditions of men and the doctrines of demons are powerful things to be freed from, but God’s truth is more powerful. The end of the age is fast approaching and God is working a mighty work, calling a people for Himself in preparation for the darkness to come in these end times. More and more Jews and Muslims are believing in the Lord Jesus as their Messiah and Savior who has died for their sins. More and more Protestants and Catholics are leaving where they are and going back to the faith once delivered to the saints – the pure truth of the Bible alone without any man-made traditions or laws.

 

If you are Roman Catholic and reading this, do not get angry or offended and ignore what you read in this article or on this site, but prove to yourself whether it is true according to God’s Word only.  Look honestly at what they have done and what they still continue to do; the Roman Catholic Church does not follow the Word of God.  Even now, how can they work toward one world religion and one world government when the Bible tells us this is the work of the enemy in the end times?  How can the Roman Catholic Church do all these things that are contrary to God's will and exalt itself above the Bible when only the Bible is true?  They have always tried to change, ignore and override the Bible and will do so even more, but what has light to do with darkness or with pagan religions?

 

2 Corinthians 6:

14      Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?

15    Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?    (NASB)

 

 

This is being written with love to have you truly love God with all our hearts, minds, soul, and strength and to worship Him in spirit and truth which is what He desires:

 

John 4:

23   "But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; 

      for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.

24   "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."   (NASB)

 

 

I know that Roman Catholics love God deeply, but you are being deceived and trapped in a man-made system of religion. You are being misled and your salvation is in danger, because Satan is the father of lies and a murderer from the beginning. Nothing that comes from man can override Bible truth, but that is exactly what the Roman Catholic Church has done in every aspect of your faith.

 

Look deep into yourself and ask: is it more important to have a true relationship with God in Christ or to keep my family, friends and priest happy? The answer should be quick and clear:

 

It is better to make God happy. And when you make God happy, you will be happy yourself. Do not be afraid of telling your family, friends and priest the truth. The truth, and God is truth, is more important than anything else.

 

This is not about being fearful, but knowing who your God is and the perfect truth that is in Him. The earnest believer will seek God’s truth and find it. Leave Roman Catholicism – your salvation is at stake.   

 

God Himself implores you to come out of her into the light and love of His truth:

 

Revelation 18:

1     After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, 

     and the earth was illuminated with his glory.

2     And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, "Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, 

     and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird!

3     For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication 

     with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury."

4     And I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, 

     and lest you receive of her plagues.

5     For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.

6     Render to her just as she rendered to you, and repay her double according to her works; in the cup which she has mixed, 

     mix double for her.

7     In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; 

     for she says in her heart, 'I sit as queen, and am no widow, and will not see sorrow.'

8     Therefore her plagues will come in one day --- death and mourning and famine. And she will be utterly burned with fire, 

     for strong is the Lord God who judges her.   (NKJV) 

 

 

 




To further see and understand why the answer to the question of ‘Who is the False Prophet?’ is the pope of the Roman Catholic Church, please read ‘The Coming Great Apostasy’ and other articles in this section.  Also see the section ‘Is it the True Church?’ (articles Truth about the Eucharist, Idolatry, Lord's Day, Baptism, etc.) for more information about why the Roman Catholic Church is not godly nor the true church of God – showing itself from the very beginning that it is the False Prophet who looks like a believer, looks “Christian”, but in reality everything it does and stands for is against God and His Holy Word, the Bible.