MARCH 16, 2015 7:44 AM BY JAMES BAILEY
There is so much focus on the antichrist that it is easy to forget there is also a second beast who will rule over the earth alongside of the first beast in the last days. In fact, the second beast, who is also called the false prophet, plays a very important role in upcoming events. For example, he is the one who requires everyone to take the mark of the beast.
The Bible reveals the second beast will have the appearance of a lamb, but will speak like a dragon. The appearance of a lamb means he will appear to be a follower of the Lord Jesus. He will disguise himself in the form of a lamb to mislead the world because if his true intentions were revealed no one would follow him. However, he will be an imposter, a wolf in sheep’s clothing. He will speak like a dragon, which is satan, which means he will be a liar.
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, *which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Revelation 13:11-18)
The Bible warns us not to be spiritually asleep like so many others, but be sober and on the alert (1 Thessalonians 5:5-6). So in my efforts to follow those instructions I noticed the following ten disturbing facts about Pope Francis. They are not listed in any particular order because it is only by putting them all together that we can see the bigger picture.
1. Warning From Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj
Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj is a prophet with an excellent track record. In December 2014 he was shocked to hear the Lord telling him, “Beware of the Pope! He is a hypocrite. He is a tiger clothed as a lamb.” See more details about this in my recent post, “Beware of the Pope.”
2. Prophecy from St. Malachy Claims Pope Francis is the Final Pope
St. Malachy’s 876 year old prophecy identified unique facts about every future Pope. History shows he was right about the previous ones. He claims the 112th Pope on his list, which is Pope Francis, will be the final Pope who will reign during a time of great trouble and the destruction of Rome.
If Malachy’s prophecy is true then we are now very close to the formation of a one-world religion, which would have no need for a Catholic Pope. That would mean the time of the second beast is at hand. I shared more details in my recent post, “St. Malachy’s Medieval Prophecy Claims Pope Francis is the Final Pope.”
3. Two Birds of Peace Devoured by Two Birds of Prey
In January 2014 while standing at an open window of the Apostolic Palace in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis appeared before a crowd of tens of thousands of people for his weekly prayer. He then released two white doves from the window representing birds of peace. However, the two birds were immediately attacked by two birds of prey, one by a seagull and the other by a crow.
The attack on both birds was either an amazing coincidence or perhaps a confirmation of St. Malachy’s prophecy that the 112th Pope will reign during a time of great trouble and the destruction of Rome, not during a time of peace.
4. He is Uniting World Religions
The Bible warns us to be on the alert because we don’t know the dates when the beast will arise. However, we can recognize him by what he does. The second beast will be a religious leader who unifies all the religions of the world into a one-world religion. He will lead the world to their destruction by getting everyone to worship the first beast.
“And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.” (Revelation 13:12)
If Pope Francis is the second beast then we would expect to see him taking actions to unite the religions of the world, which is exactly what he has been doing. If he is the second beast, then his claims of promoting world peace and unity are actually just ploys to move the world closer to a one-world religion that ultimately requires everyone to worship the first beast.
Since the start of his papacy in March 2013 Pope Francis has been on a crusade to unify the religions of the world. He has launched initiatives to reconcile differences between leaders of every major religion, including longstanding rifts between Christian denominations. I have documented his actions in my previous post: “Pope Francis Taking Unprecedented Actions to Unite World Religions.”
5. He is the First Jesuit Pope
The Jesuits are a worldwide Catholic organization formed in 1540 and based in Rome, Italy. Their official name is the Roman Catholic Society of Jesus. This group is controversial because of their long history of antisemitism and their assassinations of world leaders. For example, there is a lot of evidence that Jesuits assassinated President Abraham Lincoln and attempted the assassination of King James I of England and King Henri IV of France. So the Jesuits have a long history of being racists and murderers.
Some people believe the Jesuits control the new world order, which is operating behind the scenes to bring about a one-world government, economy, and religion. If that is true then the Jesuits are operating in the spirit of the antichrist. There are many conspiracy theories about this. So when a Jesuit was named Pope for the first time in history the alarms sounded.
Wikipedia documents the Jesuit background of Pope Francis:
“Bergoglio officially became a Jesuit on March 12 1960, when he made the religious profession of the initial, perpetual vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience of a member of the order. He took the final fourth vow (obedience to the pope) in the Society of Jesus on April 22 1973, which added to the previous three. He was named Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus in Argentina on 31 July 1973 and served until 1979.”
6. Vatican Struck Twice by Lightning
The same day his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, electrical shocks went through the Vatican as St. Peter’s was struck twice by bolts of lightning. It could be just a freaky coincidence, or perhaps it is an omen of bad things to come.
7. Two Geophysical Events During His Two-Day Holy Land Tour
Pope Francis visited the Holy Land for a very short two-day trip from May 24-26 2014. During that short time, two freaky geophysical events occurred. First, the One-World Trade Tower in New York City was struck twice by lightning. How could a papal visit to Israel be connected with lightning strikes in the United States? They could be because of the strong connection between the United States and Israel as the only two nations to have made public declarations of a covenant relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This unique relationship makes America and Israel favorite targets for the devil. Perhaps the lightning strikes were another coincidence, but it is amazing it happened at the same time as Pope Francis was arriving in the Holy Land.
The second geophysical event was a 4.1 earthquake that hit Israel. The earthquake lasted for several seconds, and no injuries or damage were reported. Tremors were felt in central Israel, as well as in Jerusalem, Beersheva and even as far south as Eilat, and as far north as Beit Shean.
8. He Claims Atheists Go to Heaven if They Do Good
Pope Francis appears to have a different mission from previous Popes. Instead of focusing on the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, he has a much broader mission to bring unity to all the world’s religions, even including atheists.
He was quoted as saying, “Everyone can go to heaven, even atheists! ” He claims it is not necessary to believe anything to go to heaven as long as we do good works. No wonder his message is so popular. He is telling everyone what they want to hear. No need to repent, no need to believe, just do good and you are on your way to heaven.
The fact that his statements contradict the Bible does not seem to matter to him. For more details on his outrageous claim, see my previous post, “Pope Francis Claims Atheists Go to Heaven.”
9. He Sees Nothing Wrong with Homosexuality
In 2013 Pope Francis was named Person of the Year by the American LGBT magazine, The Advocate, in recognition of his July 2013 comments regarding homosexuals, “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge them? ”
Pope Francis has historically supported the Catholic Church’s view that marriage is between a man and a woman, not for same sex couples. However, it appears his views on that topic are also negotiable. In 2010, prior to becoming Pope, he raised the possibility with his bishops in Argentina that they should support the idea of homosexual civil unions as a compromise position.
10. He Agrees with Evolution, Rejects Creation
On the question of origins Pope Francis is once again on the wrong side, opposing the Biblical view. No wonder he is so popular among unbelievers. He validates their anti-Biblical views.
In October 2014 while speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the official scientific research center of the Vatican, Pope Francis rejected the idea of creationism and agreed with Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. He even criticized the Biblical account with this comment,
“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so.”
He has also made comments showing he believes in the Big Bang Theory.
“The Big Bang, which today we hold to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of the divine creator but, rather, requires it.”
These ten points do not prove that Pope Francis is the second beast who will rule a one-world religion in the last days. However, I believe they prove he deserves to be on everyone’s watch list as a strong candidate.
Author: JAMES BAILEY
James Bailey is an author, business owner, husband and father of two children. His vision is to broadcast the good news of Jesus Christ through blog sites and other media outlets.