A storm is coming, relentless in its fury and unimaginable in its scope. The ancient Jewish seer, Daniel, describes it thus, “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time” (Daniel 12:1).

Unfortunately, the vast majority of earth’s inhabitants are unaware of the true nature of this conflict of apocalyptic proportions. Even fewer are prepared for what is about to come upon this world as an overwhelming surprise. While men and women are engrossed in the cares of this world and are consumed with the challenges of day to day survival, events are being orchestrated that, while promising peace, safety and unity, will result in chaos, confusion, unmitigated tyranny, and slaughter beyond the human imagination.

Malachi Martin, late Jesuit scholar, gives some insight on what is percolating on the horizon. In his eye-opening expose of the Vatican’s plan to take control of the world, Martin writes, “our way of life as individuals and as citizens of the nations; our families and our jobs; our trade and commerce and money; our educational systems and our religions and our cultures; even the badges of our national identity, which most of us have always taken for granted—all will have been powerfully and radically altered forever. No one can be exempted from its effects. No sector of our lives will remain untouched” (Keys of This Blood, pg 15).

But on what basis does Martin make such an assertion? As you read his book, it becomes clear that he speaks from a position of having privileged information on the strategies and plans of the players vying for control of the New World Order. He claimed that there were three powers at the writing of his book, circa 1990, who have the resources to contend for the establishment and governorship of the first one world government ever to exist in the history of the nations. He cited them as: Capitalism, Communism, and his church, Catholicism. Since the publication of his book, two of the players, Capitalism and Catholicism, have joined forces to effectively neutralize the third, Communism. Of the two remaining players in this grand chess game for world domination, Malachi Martin assured us that his church, Catholicism, is determined to be the victor at any cost necessary.

As the oldest continuing, absolute monarchy in the history of humanity, Catholicism certainly has the experience, organization and influence to ensure victory in its quest for world domination. It is a Religious/Political behemoth that defies even the most astute attempt of critical analysis. Encyclopedia Britannica describes it: “Like any intricate and ancient phenomenon, Roman Catholicism can be described and interpreted from a variety of perspectives and by several methodologies. Thus the Roman Catholic Church itself is a complex institution, for which the usual diagram of a pyramid, extending from the pope at the apex to the believers in the pew, is vastly oversimplified. Within that institution, moreover, sacred congregations, archdioceses and dioceses, provinces, religious orders and societies, seminaries and colleges, parishes and confraternities, and countless other organizations all invite the social scientist to the consideration of power relations, leadership roles, social dynamics, and other sociological phenomena that they uniquely represent. As a world religion among world religions, Roman Catholicism encompasses, within the range of its multicoloured life, features of many other world faiths; thus only the methodology of comparative religion can address them all (Encyclopedia Britannica, page 877).

In the year 1962, under the leadership of Pope John XXIII, this entity initiated perhaps the most significant undertaking in its history, the Vatican II Council.  It was a most comprehensive undertaking detailing its plans, strategy and tactics for the final takeover of planet earth. They were finitely reported in what is referred to as the Conciliar Documents. In Section 32, page 452, entitled DECREE ON ECUMEMISM, we find this rather profound declaration: “The restoration of unity among all Christians is one of the principal concerns of the Second Vatican Council”.

No one can deny the efficiency with which the Roman church has pursued that objective and the effectiveness of its efforts in that regard. It has accomplished the hitherto fore unthinkable–reunification of Protestants and Catholics. The Lutheran church, founded by the most celebrated Protestant Reformer, Martin Luther, has returned to the fold of the mother church. The Anglicans and Eastern Orthodox have done likewise. A wide range of the so-called Evangelical churches has followed suit.

Today, in the popularly acclaimed Ecumenical Movement, almost all Christian denominations, which once protested against the errors of the Roman Church, are compromising their foundational beliefs to join hands with the Roman Papacy. Hence, the Ecumenical Movement is the greatest threat to the Christian faith in the twenty first century. Designed, implemented, and orchestrated by the Roman Papacy, its fundamental teaching is that all should put aside their distinctive doctrines and come together for peace and unity in the love of Jesus. The grave deception and falsity of this policy, which a broad swath of Christendom has embraced, is that it is asking Christians to turn away from the Bible and accept the dogmas and doctrines of the Catholic Church. Ironically, the Roman church has set aside none of her teachings which led to the Protestant Reformation and the ensuing merciless slaughter of millions who dared to disagree with her.

The main objective of the Second Vatican Council has been undeniably successful. In fact, so successful it has been that fifty years since the conclusion of the council in 1965, the current Jesuit Pope, Francis I, can declare that the protest is over and subsequently proclaim a Year of Jubilee. Further, he has declared that he has opened a door of mercy for all to come back to the fold of popery. That door, he exclaimed, will be closed on November 20th, 2016.

Question is, ‘what happens to those who do not enter in when that door closes?’ One need only to reflect upon the history of Francis’ church during the Dark Ages when that massive state/ecclesiastical entity slaughtered untold millions for their simple belief that salvation is available through Jesus Christ and Him alone. Contrariwise to the Protestant belief, Francis’ church doctrine, then and now, is that salvation is obtainable only through her by practicing its sacraments and coming through Mary. Therefore, Francis boldly declared, “There are those who believe they can maintain a personal, direct and immediate relationship with Jesus Christ outside the communion and mediation of the church. These are dangerous and harmful temptations” (Vatican City, Wednesday, June 25, 2014).

But another ancient Jewish seer asks the question, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed? (Amos 3:3). How can any thinking, sincere Christian set aside the most distinctive doctrine of the Christian faith for the sake of unity with Rome? The martyrs of the Dark Ages were verily adhering to the admonition of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who declared, “I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one cometh unto the Father but by Me? (John 14:6). Nevertheless, abandoning this foundational principle of true Christianity is what Rome’s Ecumenical Movement demands, and many are cooperating, hook, line, and sinker.

The basis for this apparent unity between former Protestants, Catholics, and other faith communities is Sunday sacredness and the natural immortality of the soul. For when all other Biblical doctrines, which conflicts with the Papal church, are rejected, that is indeed what they are left with. And exactly where will this illusive call for peace and unity lead? Ellen G. White, the nineteenth/early twentieth century Bible commentator, whom the Smithsonian magazine recently named as one of the ten most influential Bible writers in the history of America, informs us, “When Protestantism shall stretch her hand across the gulf to grasp the hand of the Roman power, when she shall reach over the abyss to clasp hands with spiritualism, when under the influence of this threefold union, our country shall repudiate every principle of its Constitution as a Protestant and Republican government and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near” (Testimonies to the Church,Vol.5, pg 451).

Likewise, Charles Chiniquy, Roman Catholic priest turned Protestant Reformer, having listed a litany of the Roman Church’s stated positions against the Constitution of the United States, then declared quite emphatically, ” I could site many other things, proving that the Church of Rome is an absolute and irreconcilable enemy of the United States; but it would be too long.  These are sufficient to show to the American people that Rome is a viper, which they feed and press upon their bosom. Sooner or later that viper will bite to death and kill this Republic. This was foretold by Lafayette, and is now promulgated by the greatest thinkers of our time” [circa 1958] (Charles Chiniquy, Fifty Years in the Church of Rome, pg. 478-479).

But where are those great thinkers of our time?

So, as Pope Francis leads his church’s march for world domination, the storm of persecution and tyranny is brewing behind its deceptive, velvet glove of Papal Ecumenism and promise of peace and unity. As Francis makes his frontal attack on Capitalism, the Prophet Daniel’s and Malachi Martin’s words are coming to pass before our very eyes. But it will not be, at least initially, a conflict between Catholicism and Capitalism; but rather one in which Catholicism leads the vast sea of humanity to make war against the God of Creation in the person of His people. John, the seer of Patmos, foretold it thus, “ And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ…These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful” (Revelation 12:17; 17:13-14).

Then comes the conclusion of the battle between Capitalism and Catholicism: “And he saith unto me, the waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. (Revelation 17:5-16).

Finally comes the establishment of the world’s final superpower. Happily, in the gathering storm, Daniel concludes, “…and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book (Daniel 12:1).

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