We had a guest preacher at church Sunday night. He is 86 years old. He said that our church isn’t known for paying its preachers well, but that’s okay because the retirement plan is excellent. He didn’t mean an earthly retirement of golf and fishing everyday, but spending eternity in heaven. At dinner he asked another one of our preachers, an 80-year-old man, if he was thinking about retiring anytime soon. His reply was, “No. As long as I can do anything; I’m gonna do something. I just need someplace to preach. There is no retirement.”
The next day I learned that the Pope had announced his decision to retire.
Meanwhile, in the case of those who were denounced to me as Christians, I have observed the following procedure: I interrogated these as to whether they were Christians; those who confessed I interrogated a second and a third time, threatening them with punishment; those who persisted I ordered executed. For I had no doubt that, whatever the nature of their creed, stubbornness and inflexible obstinacy surely deserve to be punished. There were others possessed of the same folly; but because they were Roman citizens, I signed an order for them to be transferred to Rome. – A letter from Pliny to Trajan
Preaching is like being in the Mafia. The only way out is death. There is no retirement. Most of Jesus’ Apostles, the original Christian preachers, were martyred. Today, many unqualified people go to Bible colleges to learn preaching for a career, as if it were a trade akin to law or medicine. They treat the office of Bishop like any other job that one learns, practices, and then retires from after they’ve made enough money.
Who today is willing to work without reward? Who is willing to die for the truth?
For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the Lord: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered. – Jeremiah 10:21
The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the Lord, and say, Is not the Lord among us? none evil can come upon us. – Micah 3:11
Why is Joseph Ratzinger retiring? Is it because we found out that he is a Nazi? Was it to be revealed that he molested altar boys? Is he trying to avoid indictment? What does the Catholic church know that we don’t?
Malachy had a vision of all the remaining Popes. He wrote a list of all the names and descriptions of the future Popes. Joseph Ratzinger is the second-to-last on the list.
He describes the next Pope thus:
In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit. Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills [Rome] will be destroyed, and the terrible judge will judge his people. The End.
The Catholic church has done much to aid and abet evil in the past: Supplying Nazi war criminals with passports so they could flee to the Americas, harboring pedophiles, selling indulgences, The Inquisition, The Crusades… I don’t think they are done yet.
The Antichrist comes out of the revived Roman Empire. The Vatican is a city-state inside of Rome. I believe they know that the Antichrist is here. I believe they know who he is, and Joseph Ratzinger is moving out of the way. The next Pope will play a role in carrying out Satan’s plan and assisting the Antichrist.
I can’t wait to see if he calls himself, Peter.
If he is Black; we’re really in for it. If they pick a Black man to be Pope; the Cardinals really know it’s over with – just like how Barack Obama is presiding over the death of America.
Let me tell you my Hudsucker Proxy theory of Barack Obama.
All my life I’ve been taught that as a Black man; I’d have to be better than the best, just to be perceived as average by White people. I was taught that America is a racist country, and that I could be harassed, even lynched at any time.
If those in position to hire were all racist Whites who spent their evenings burning crosses and lynching people; how could Black people expect to get a decent job? That’s why we have affirmative action, but there is no affirmative for elections. Black people have run for President since 1904. Why hasn’t one been elected until five years ago?
The film, The Hudsucker Proxy, starts with Hudsucker Industries’ CEO jumping out of a window to his death. Some unscrupulous executives see a way to make a large amount of money before the demise of the enterprise. They just need someone to play the role of CEO for a while – someone who will be seen as incompetent so the stakeholders lose confidence and the stock price will fall low enough for the conspirators to buy it all.
Faced with such circumstances even Texaco‘s board of directors would hire a Black man to be CEO. If everything is going down the toilet; it doesn’t matter who gets the job. Go ahead and let Rudy suit up for the last play of the last-minute of the fourth quarter of the last game of the season.
Of course Malachy’s prophecy isn’t Biblical, but it is hard to deny the accuracy thereof. Also, it is difficult to deny the evidence of the Biblical prophecies. The degradation of the human condition is obvious. The rise of a dictatorial, totalitarian one-world government and religion is clear.
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them… Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh… So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. – Matthew 24
If you aren’t already; it’s a good time to get right with God.
- Now it is time for a pope from Africa. Here’s why… (patheos.com)
- Another Story from Keven Annett – The Rat Scurries from the Vat: The Latest Coup in Rome (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- ITCCS: Pope Benedict Resigned to Avoid Arrest, Seizure of Church Wealth by Easter (silverdoctors.com)