In watching the millions of deluded, adoring worshippers of Pope Francis, you are seeing exactly the type of reception that the Antichrist will receive when he shows up.
“And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things. Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.” Revelation 22:8,9 (KJV)
Everywhere he goes, Pope Francis attracts worshipful crowds of people, straining and reaching to touch any part of him as if something spiritual and holy could be imparted to them by doing so. People weep, they cry, they hold up their sick children and beg him to touch them in the hopes they will be healed. Pope Francis has no power to perform any miracles of any kind, yet the throngs of people come and worship at his feet as if they were in the presence of Jesus Himself. How does the Pope react to all this attention, does he tell them that he is only a man and then point them to Jesus? No, he does not. Francis allows them to pay him homage, and accepts their worship as if that was his due.
A congressman stole the water glass Pope Francis was drinking out of during his address at the White House on Thursday.
Representative Bob Brady, a devout Catholic and Democrat from Pennsylvania immediately made his way to the podium after Pope Francis finished speaking and grabbed the glass that was still filled with water. He then drank the water, gave some of the water to his wife Debra, and saved the rest for his grandchildren. Representative Brady took photos as well, and had his staff send them out to the press. He also shared some of the water with members of his staff and assistant, also a devout Catholic. As for the saved water, he plans to sprinkle it on his grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
That is insane! Why would anyone want to do that? Drinking after someone else you don’t know is disgusting, but thinking that “sprinkling the water” on your grandchildren imparts some sort of “papal blessing” reveals something else altogether. Worshipping another human being who openly receives your worship is a spiritual delusion of the highest magnitude. The Bible says that when the Antichrist shows up, he is worshipped as if he were very God Himself. In watching the millions of deluded, adoring worshippers of Pope Francis, you are seeing exactly the type of reception that the Antichrist will receive when he shows up.
Pope Francis receives worship at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception:
Look closely at the face of the Pope as he bobs and weaves like a professional boxer, doing his best to avoid any and all contact with his adoring crowd. Look closely at his face as he receives worship from all these people and never once tells them what they are doing is wrong. You are watching what it will look like when people accept the Antichrist.
He is called “His Holiness” and “Holy Father” as if he actually were those things. The Apostle Peter in Acts 3, after healing the impotent man, publically declared he had no innate “holiness” within himself:
“And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?” Acts 3:12 (KJV)
But not so with the Catholic pope, he uses that title as if it were a birthright. In the book of John, Jesus talking of God the Father refers to Him as “Holy Father”. It is one of the very names of God Almighty. It is also one of the main titles that Catholic popes give themselves, stolen right out from the mouth of Jesus.
“And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.” John 17:11 (KJV)
Pope Francis is only a man, albeit a sinful, unsaved man at that who claims to sit in the place of Jesus Christ and receives worship as if he were Jesus Christ. The Vatican encourages his 1.3 billion followers to give this man reverence that only God is entitled to receive. And what do they get in return for their rabid devotion? Can Francis heal even one of their sick children, raise the dead or ever produce one miracle? No, he cannot. He is just an old man in a caped costume, waving his hand giving his “blessing”, and pretending to be Jesus. And all the whole times he never tells even one person how to be saved according to the Bible. And that is the work of the Devil.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 (KJV)
We don’t think that Pope Francis is the Antichrist, but we do think he is the one who will prepare the way for him, a man the Bible calls the False Prophet.
NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.