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February 12, 2013
Ratzinger's Rebellion And False Gospel, Millions Of People Lost And Cursed Due To Believing Benedict XVI's Doctrine of Devils, Update: Pope Benedict XVI Announces His Resignation, Papal Prophecies Of St. Malachy, Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope Doctrine, Roman Catholic Church And Rome Predicted To Be Destroyed, Will Vatican Use Petrus Romanus Belief As A Means To Promote Their Own Agenda, People Deceived By Their Own Choice, Test The Spirits, Many False Predictions Over The Decades Have Made Me A Skeptic, Suggested Reading List
While Cardinal Ratzinger's papal name -- Benedict XVI -- may indeed mean "blessed", unless he repents of his foolishness and rebellion, and forsakes this devilish doctrine and false gospel which promotes the erroneous belief that one "does not need to know or acknowledge Christ as the Son of God in order to be saved", he may find himself in serious trouble with the Lord. Furthermore, millions of people may also be shocked to discover that rather than being blessed due to following the pope's words, they will in fact not only be cursed, but they will be cast out by the Father, and lost, because they chose to spurn the Son of God, foolishly tread His loving Sacrifice underfoot, and deemed the doctrines and traditions of men to be of more worth than the words of the Savior, who said:
". . . I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
John 14:6b, KJV
Update: February 12, 2013:
In a speech before a consistory of cardinals on February 11, 2013, eighty-five year old Pope Benedict XVI shocked the Vatican -- and then the Roman Catholic world -- with the announcement that he intends to resign by the end of this month, due to his advanced age having negative effects on his physical and mental health. Pope Benedict XVI is the first pope to make the decision to resign in just under six hundred years. The last pope to do so -- and for different reasons -- was Pope Gregory XII, who resigned in 1415. As a result, the College of Cardinals will convoke a conclave in order to select a new pope by the end of March of this same year.
As a result of Benedict XVI's announcement, Internet chatter and offline discussion have reached a fevered pitch regarding the so-called "papal prophecies" of St. Malachy. As I explain in the article "Nostradamus: Prophet of God, or Messenger of Satan?", according to St. Malachy's predictions -- that is, if one even believes them -- the next pope will supposedly be the final pope, and will take the Latin name of "Petrus Romanus"; that is, Peter the Roman. Based on one popular interpretation of Malachy's predictions, it is claimed that this final pope will betray the Vatican, and that Rome and the Roman Catholic Church will be destroyed. If you would like to learn more about these predictions, please refer to the aforementioned article.
Quite frankly, I am glad that this is happening; not so much because I don't like the Roman Catholic Church, but because I suspect that with the election of the next pope, another bogus "prophecy" will finally be exposed for the deception that it truly is. In my opinion, what will be most interesting is how the Vatican may possibly use the widespread belief in "Petrus Romanus" for its own selfish ends. In other words, will the next pope actually choose the name "Peter", simply to achieve some hidden Vatican agenda? We don't have long to find out, as the end of March is only seven weeks away at the time of this update.
Of course, if the next pope chooses a name other than "Peter", then it will obviously prove from the start of his papacy that St. Malachy's "prophecy" is in fact false, and that there is no False Prophet or Antichrist named Petrus Romanus. Not only that, but it will also prove that the next pope probably is not the final pope. However, I suspect that even if the next pope does not take the name of "Peter", there are some people who are so deceived, that they will still find a roundabout way to make some imaginary connection between the next pope and Petrus Romanus. In other words, they will be deceived by their own choice. I am reminded of the following verse:
"But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived."
2 Timothy 3:13, KJV
If some of you are wondering why I am so skeptical of all of the hype which is currently surrounding Pope Benedict XVI's resignation and the "papal prophecies" of St. Malachy, as I explain in such series as "Sorry . . . Jesus is Not Coming at Any Moment", and "The Misguided End of the World Predictions of Harold Camping", it is because I have seen so many failed "prophecies" and predictions over the past forty plus years. Contrary to what some people may think, in this current age of strong deception, being in possession of a healthy dose of skepticism can actually be a good thing. After all, as I point out in other articles, the Apostle John does in fact advise us to try -- or test -- the spirits, in order to determine if what is being said is truly of God, as we see here:
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."
1 John 4:1, KJV
With these thoughts I will bring this series to a close. I hope that you have found it informative, and I pray that it has been a blessing and an inspiration in your life. If you have enjoyed reading this series, please consider sharing its URL with your online friends. If you have an account with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, etc, I would also appreciate if you would take the time to click on the corresponding link that is found on this page. Thanks so much, and may God bless you abundantly!
For additional information and further study, you may want to refer to the list of reading resources below which were also mentioned in this series, or which are related to the topics which were discussed in this series. All of them are also located on this very same Bill's Bible Basics website:
Have You Read the New Scriptures Yet?
Is God a Racist?
Lies and Deceptions of the Roman Catholic Church
Lying Wonders of the Endtime
Mary Worship, Christianity and Roman Catholicism
Message to the World
Nostradamus : Prophet of God or Messenger of Satan?
Pontifex Maximus: Pagan High Priest to Roman Catholic Pope
Roman Catholicism, Water Baptism and the Trinity
Sorry . . . Jesus is Not Coming at Any Moment
The Blood Atonement: In Jesus' Own Words
The Great Tribulation and the Rapture
The Misguided End of the World Predictions of Harold Camping
The Woman in the Wilderness and the 144,000
To Pray or Not to Pray, That is the Question