THE MAN OF SIN, FALSE PROPHET AND THE ANTI-CHRIST
The Vatican Council which met between the years 1869 and 1870 defined for us the dogma of Papal Infallibility, Universal Jurisdiction of the Apostolic See and the perpetuity of the Papacy. This was only one hundred and thirty years ago - and we know that up to this point we never had a break in the continual line of successors. The longest transition period (known as an interregnum) that the Church was without a Pope was three years, from 1268 to 1271.
There were occasions, however, when it was difficult to ascertain who the true Pope was, as during the Great Western Schism, at this period in time there were up to three claimants to the Papacy.
In defining Papal Infallibility, the Vatican Council assures us that no previous Pope has ever broken infallibility - this means that until the Vatican Council there were no Popes who had fallen into public heresy - that is Ex Cathedra to the whole Church in teaching faith and morals.
Unfortunately, the Vatican
Council was never completed because of the Franco Prussian War. So, no one knows
what insights this may have given us that might have prepared us for the Great
Apostasy spoken of by Saint Paul.
In the Catholic Encyclopedia (1912 Imprimatur, Archbishop Farly of New York) concerning Papal Infallibility we read: " Were a pope to become a public heretic - where he clearly opposed what has been defined as de Fide Catholic, many theologians hold that no formal sentence of deposition would be required, as by becoming a public heretic the pope would ipso facto cease to be pope."
After the death of Pope Pius XII, a Cardinal by the name of Angejo Roncalli was elected to the Papacy on October 28,1958. He took the name John XXIII, the name of a previous anti-pope The new Pope John XXIII was an elderly "pope" being seventy-seven years old when he was elected. It was generally believed that he was a compromise candidate -a stepping stone for someone else. He proceeded to elevate thirty-five new cardinals during his reign, breaking with the tradition for a fixed number of cardinals as set by Pope Sixtus V in 1586. The first prelate elevated to the cardinalet was Giovanni Montini who later became Pope Paul VI. Pope John XXIII soon had him move back to the Vatican from Milan where Pope Pius XII had removed him for misconduct (Proceuo a un Papa, p. 241. by Luigi Villa, editrice Civilta - Brescia). 'Returning to the Vatican, Cardinal Montini was the only non-resident Cardinal to reside in the Vatican.
On January 25,1959 Pope John XXIII publicly summoned the Second Vatican Council, a council he declared would be a "Pastoral Council". Coincidentally, January 25 is the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle who forewarns us of the Great Apostasy. In opening a window, Pope John XXIII said he wanted to let some fresh air in, then refers to the Council as a New Pentecost in his Humanae Salutis.
These are some of the so-called "accomplishments" of Pope John XXIII:
* His Encyclical Pacem in Terris called for dialogue with communists and was responsible for one million Italian voters going to the Communist Party.
* Began the revolution known as Vatican II.
* Appointed thirty-five new "cardinals".
* Promoted Ecumenism and prayer dialogue (specifical ly condemned by Pope Pius XI in Mortalium Animos of January 6,1928).
* Adds the name of Saint Joseph in the Canon of the Mass (11 /13/62), a Canon which had never been changed since the first centuries of the Church.
* Removes the condemnation of those that join the Communist Party.
As far as I can remember, no prelate made any heretical accusations against Pope Jon XXIII.
On June 21,1963 Cardinal Montini became "Pope" Paul VI. Some details on the background of Pope Paul VI may be necessary here: his father was the editor of a liberal newspaper; he was Pro-Secretary of State under Pope Pius XII. Because he became implicated with conspiring with the Communists he was expelled from the Vatican and sent to Milan as Archbishop, but without receiving the Cardinal's hat that accompanied such an appointment.
On September 29,1963 Pope Paul VI began the second session of Vatican II. He altered the modus operand! (the Council procedures), as a result, these changes facilitated the modernists to induce their reforms. Rev. Ralph Wiltgen covers this in his book, "The Rhine Flows into the Tiber'.
On December 4, 1963, Pope Paul VI signed and promulgated the Constitution on the Liturgy. This document transformed the Catholic Mass into a Protestant service.
On November 13,1963, he (Pope
Paul VI) gave up the Papal Tiara, or Papal Crown, and he gave up his pectoral
cross and ring, handing them to U Thant, president of the United Nations. Later,
on October 4,1965, he would address the United Nations Assembly while wearing
the Ephod of Judaism, and proclaiming the United Nations as "The last hope of
peace for mankind".
In the meantime, the Papal Tiara was replaced with a two-homed Bishop's mitre and staff with a broken cross - a sign also of inferior jurisdiction.
It was John XXIII 's birth control commission - then taken over by Paul VI - in 1966, which favored approval of contraception. This was leaked out to the news media and the Bishop's took it upon themselves to foster this approval. Paul VI did not do anything for two years to stop the rise in acceptance. Then, in 1968, he issued the encyclical Humane Vitae. The encyclical was never enforced.
In 1970 he introduced a mandatory retirement age of 75 and prohibited Cardinals over 80 to vote in a Papal election or take part in the affairs of the Curia. He elevated over 30 new Cardinals.
Paul VI also promulgated the "Declaration on Religious Freedom", from Vatican II. This document gives a blank check for any religion, devil worship included, to function, seek converts and publicly practice their religion in Catholic countries. The Catholic countries were forced to change their constitutions to carry out this policy. The International Monetary Fund Bank is the co-enforcer with the United Nations of this policy. If a nation does not democratize and accept the mark of the beast (equality of religions), it cannot buy or sell. This is a direct violation of Pope Pius XI's encyclical Mortalium Animos. Catholicism can never be put on par with other religions.
Pope Paul VI, totally ignoring the "Ottaviani Intervention" along with the complaints of many other prelates, enacted into law the decrees of Vatican II; and on April 3,1969, made the "New Order of the Mass" official by publicizing the Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanian. The implementation of these documents would change the shape of the Catholic Church more dramatically than anything before in the history of the Church.
Let's review the changes that came as a result of Vatican II: Pope Paul VI's Biblical Commission permitted heretical interpretations of the Scriptures; they changed Isaias' prophecy of a virgin conceiving, to a young woman is with child, causing doubt over the divinity of Jesus. Some Bibles were changed back, but the damage was done. Many Bibles still have this translation. In Ron Lambert's "Experiment in Heresy", there is quoted in the "new missal" that Christ "Was made the Son of God in power according to the spirit of holiness by His Resurrection from the dead". (Rom 1:4)
In Luke 5:17, "And the power of the Lord was to heal them", was changed to read: "And the power of the Lord was with Him to heal". The theory that Jesus became God at some point in His life is essentially the old heresy of adoptionism. I have these writing-books and tapes for those who wish to obtain them also.
The Sacrament of Baptism was changed to a mere "rite of initiation". Confession changed to denouncing sins against the community. The Mass was Protestantized. Confirmation was changed from becoming a soldier of Christ to Christian initiation. Matrimony, the sacredness was played down by the easing to obtain annulments, artificial birth control, introduced for over two years before issuing a correction.. The Rite of Ordination changed to ministers and presiders, not priests with a priesthood. The new rite for Consecrating Bishops parallels the Anglican Rites (declared invalid by Pope Leo XIII). Extreme Unction was changed to the Anointing of the Sick. At least 100 saints were eliminated from the Universal Calendar including St. Christopher, St. Simeon, St. Dismas, St. Cornelius and St. Philomena, just to name a few. Non-Catholic churches and non-Christian religions offer salvation to all. Women saints were made doctors of the Church, women Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Girls, unveiling of women in Church and interfaith religious services.
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