The Vatican and the New World Order
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“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.” (Revelation 13:16-17)
On October 24, 2011, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, issued a 41-page text entitled, “Toward Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority.”
It is the Vatican’s call for a gradual creation of a “world political authority” with broad powers to regulate financial markets and rein in the “inequalities and distortions of capitalist development.” The document referenced the teachings of popes over the last four decades on the need for a universal public authority that would go beyond national interests. The document cites the current growing inequality of the rich and the poor of this world as the main factor underlying the need for creating such authority. Considering the current European debt crisis and the birth of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the Vatican has moved a step closer to fulfilling biblical prophecy of a New One World System.
The Vatican’s document mentioned that one major step should be to reform the international monetary system. It actually envisions the creation of a “central world bank” that would regulate the flow of monetary exchanges, further saying that the International Monetary Fund had lost the ability to control the amount of credit risk taken on by the system.
Further proposals in this document included:
- Some taxation measures of financial transactions where a “world reserve fund” will be created from revenues.
- Recapitalization of public banks that lead to conditional supports based on “rewarding virtuous behavior” aimed at developing the real economy.
- Looking into a more effective management of financial shadow markets that are largely uncontrolled today.
“The document calls for a new global economic authority that could impose penalties on member states as “way of ensuring that they possess efficient markets,” said Roman Catholic Bishop Mario Toso at a press conference.
While the Vatican document focused on financial issues, it envisioned a much wider potential role for the global political authority. The agenda also includes peace and security, disarmament and arms control, protection of human rights, and management of migration flows and food security. (James Thavis, “Vatican Issues Major Document on Global Financial Reform,” Catholic News Service, October 24, 2011)
“‘In a world on its way to rapid globalization, the reference to a world authority becomes the only horizon compatible with the new realities of our time and the needs of humankind,’ it said. ‘Helping to usher in this new society is a duty for everyone, especially for Christians'” (ibid).
Somehow, the Vatican’s push for a “global public political authority” and a “central world bank” is all too similar to a familiar scene in Bible prophecies of such a system.
The Bible mentions in Revelation 13 two beasts that will rise into power. The first beast was described to be a political leader and system that was given power over all kindreds, tongues and nations, and all that dwell upon the earth was amazed and followed after this beast (Revelation 13:1-8). But the Bible also describes a religious leader or system known as the “false prophet” in Revelation 19, which is actually also the second beast in Revelation 13.
He is one who performs great signs in the presence of men and he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs he was given to perform. This false prophet is the one who will eventually lead the nations into worshiping the first beast, the political leader. The false prophet causes all to be given a mark on the right hand or forehead that will allow people to buy or sell. Without this mark, no one will be able to access this new world economic system! (Revelation 13:11-17)
The Bible describes this religious leader as seemingly “Christian” but in reality is of the devil, for he is described as one with two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11)
Now isn’t this a stark resemblance of the Vatican’s push for a new global economic authority that could “reward virtuous behavior” as well as “impose penalties” on member states! Talk about paving the way to the New World Order.