Carl Worline (17 March 2013)
"Some Thoughts on the False Prophet"


Hi Everybody,
Unless I am missing something here, the main reason we believe that the Pope will be the False Prophet is Revelation 13:11 which says that he will look like a lamb and speak like a devil.  The word lamb makes us think the False Prophet might be a religious leader of some type.

In a book I read several years ago the author (Hal Lindsey??) noted that: "Many have speculated that the Catholic Church will be the false prophet.  The office of the Papacy is a prime place to see the false prophet emerge.  No other religion has an infallible head that condemns its people when they refuse to believe and obey its infallible dogmas.  Catholic popes have wielded tremendous power throughout the centuries, even displacing kings and government leaders who refuse to cooperate with the Vatican.  There is no other religious figure on the scene today that comes close to possessing the authority, power, and persuasion of the Pope.  Today the politicians of the modern world beat a path for the Vatican for papal support.  Even Yasser Arafat, terrorist extraordinaire, has met with and received the Papal blessing.  The Vatican is also the single wealthiest institution on the globe.  Add to this the incredible wealth of over one billion followers and it is certain that the Catholic Church will play some kind of a major role in fulfilling End Time prophecy."


Here is what we do know about the False Prophet:

·        He rises out of the Earth, out of humanity itself (Revelation 13:11).

·        Has two horns (looks like a religious man but speaks like a devil) (Revelation 13:11).

·        He will control the religious affairs of the world after the Rapture (Revelation 13:12).

·        He is motivated by Satan, himself (Revelation 13:11).

·        He promotes the worship of the Beast (Revelation 13:12,15).

·        He performs signs and miracles (Revelation 13:14).

·        He will seemingly resurrect the wounded anti-Christ.

·        He deceives the whole world (Revelation 13: 14).

·        He empowers the Image of the Beast (What is the Image of the Beast??) (Revelation 13:15).

·        He kills those who refuse to worship the Beast (Revelation 13:15).

·        He controls the world’s economy (Revelation 13:17).

·        He controls the mark of the Beast (Revelation 13:17-18).

·        He will set up an image of the anti-Christ on a wing of the rebuilt temple.  This is the abomination that causes desolation (Daniel 9:27).


When Bergoglio was named Pope I felt disappointed.  Prophetic events have been falling into place with the precision of the finest Swiss watch and then this guy comes along who sounds like the perfect soul-mate of Mother Teresa.  Is there anybody out there in the whole world who could be more of a humble shepherd leading his flock???


Upon further reflection it dawns on me that the False Prophet, whoever it turns out to be, will be somebody who will come on the world scene looking and acting like a lamb.  Bergoglio certainly fits that role perfectly.  If this new guy would have made his entrance on the world stage spewing fire and venom he would not have fit the prophesy of Revelation 13. 


What is really strange is how such a meek and humble man can be such a big-shot in the Jesuit order, which is described by some as being "the Gestapo arm of the Catholic Church," or "the Catholic equivalent of the Masonic order."  Apparently, some of the more rabid followers in the Jesuits have declared that it is not a sin to kill Protestants.  The oath these guys have to swear is incredibly cult-like and dark - well past the point of being demonic.


One of the very first things that Bergoglio did after being named Pope was to hop in a car and rush off to a Roman basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary and prayed to the icon of the Madonna.  This famous icon is known as the Salus Populi Romani (Protector of the Roman People).  Several people have noted that Bergoglio has a particularly strong devotion to the Virgin Mary.


The Bible makes it very clear that we are to only worship the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and nobody else.  Period.  To worship anybody else is direct defiance of God's word and a major sin.  Every Christian should know this, and especially the leader of the Catholic Church. 


This new guy is looking more and more like the fulfillment of prophecy.


Another thing that keeps bothering me is the incredible timing of everything else that is going on.  Lightning hitting the Vatican, the timing of Obama's trip to Israel, the timing of Pope Benedict's departure and Bergoglio's arrival on the scene, the way all this is happening just before the Holy Week is to begin - complete with a plague of locust, Malachy's prophecy, the Zohar prophecy, and so on (the list is incredibly long).  Just look at all of the signs out there pointing to something really big happening during the last two weeks of March. 


Lets face it.  We have been guessing for a long time as to who the anti-Christ will be.  The Bible seems to indicate that we will be raptured out just before the anti-Christ is revealed.  It would not appear we know the identity of the False Prophet and it stands to reason that if the False Prophet is revealed, the anti-Christ's identity will be revealed very quickly as well.


Carl Worline