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I will preach, discuss, and write; but I will constrain none, for faith is a voluntary act. See what I have done. I stood up against the pope, indulgences, and papists, but without violence or tumult. I put forward the word of God; I preached and wrote--this was all I did... GC 190.
Presidents of countries and other world leaders are called upon many times throughout their respective terms to deliver speeches ranging from a variety of subjects at various venues to diverse audiences, perhaps the most important and sometimes most memorable are the firsts and the lasts. September 20, United States President Barack Obama delivered his final speech before the United Nations General Assembly. In his final opportunity to address other world leaders at this august assembly, President Obama seemed to be delivering an speech written by the Vatican or even Pope Francis himself as he appealed for a one-world government which would include a global economy, global system of education, etc. as well as a one-world religion. This is not idle speculation or a conspiracy theory, you can read it for yourself in the transcript. Reflecting on the “progress” of the last eight years, Mr. Obama recounted the supposed successes achieved thorough unity and coordinated responses and efforts and then makes the case for global integration while condemning those who reject this idea.
There is not one sector in society that Pope Francis does not have his presence and influence in, and soon to be control. He has capitalized the technological arena, the entertainment industry, popular culture, politics, religion, the labor unions, and now, believe it or not, sports! In using his influence in all of the above areas, Pope Francis and Roman Catholicism has the same goal in mind, ecumenism, a unification of all people under one head, the Papacy, under the pretext of peace and the “common good” of humanity. This should not come as much of a surprise as competitive sports trace their origins to Rome and were an act of worship to Roman gods/deities, idols. Thus it is today, competitive sports are heavily interlaced with spiritualism and pagan worship and innuendos and will as verily lead back into the hands of Rome as they did in times past. What can we really expect since Satan was the originator of sports and they are essentially an oblation to him and serve the purpose of diverting the minds, the energies, the time and the very lives of those who partake in them from the wholesome and productive activity that God has called them to perform, to that which feeds into and strengthens the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.
The country of Venezuela has been in a dire economic crisis, which has become a humanitarian crisis, for months and continues to spiral even deeper and has already resulted in massive food shortages, starvation, increase in disease, shortages of medicines and consequently, death. Along with the downward plummet of the economy and the highest inflation rate in the world of over 700%, the murder, kidnapping and robbery rates are correspondingly increasing. According to one report, “Venezuela is now one of world’s most dangerous countries, and Caracas, its capital, the city with one of the highest murder rates in the world, according to a recent study. Violent crime is rampant and the police are unable to stop people from looting, or others from killing for a bag of food. The looting of bakeries, pharmacies and especially supermarkets is spreading through the country. At long queues of people waiting to buy food, the army is deployed to maintain order.”1
“Killing in the Name of God is satanic,” is a statement recently made by an influential religious leader. If a person were to conjecture which religious leader gave this statement, some might rightly attribute the statement to its speaker based on the familiar rhetoric and the tone this person assumes, while others might be surprised to learn who made the statement. Speculate no more, it was Pope Francis who made this statement while conducting mass and addressing the killing of a Catholic Priest in July by an ISIS sympathizer in France. “Pope Frances urged religious leaders on Wednesday to tell their followers that any killing carried out in the name of God is ‘satanic.’ The pontiff made the remarks during a Mass honoring Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old priest murdered by ISIS-supporting teenagers who stormed his church in northern France in July. ‘Killing in the name of God is satanic,’ the pope told the ceremony in the Vatican’s Domus Santa Marthae chapel. ‘I would like it if all religions said this, ‘To kill in the name of God is satanic.’”1
In order to grab the attention of earth’s inhabitants before the last great crisis opens upon the world, the Lord is using out of the ordinary means, even individuals who may not understand the eschatological prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation. Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duerte is one such means as he has again made headlines for referring to United States President, Barack Obama as a “Son of a Whore.” “Barack Obama has cancelled a meeting with the president of the Philippines after Rodrigo Duterte appeared to call him a ‘son of a whore.’ The move followed a warning from Duterte to the US president to keep off the subject of extrajudicial killings in his country’s brutal drug war when they were due to meet on Tuesday at a regional summit in Laos.”1
For those of us who were alive September 11, 2001, we have keen and vivid recollections of every detail of where we were, what we were doing and the very emotions and feelings we experienced the moment we heard the fateful news of the attacks that had taken place in New York City and Virginia respectively, and the gravity of such incidents which resulted in approximately 3,000 deaths and 6,000 injuries, costing nearly 3 trillion dollars in damages. This was also recorded as the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers, claiming the lives of 343 and 72 respectively. Responsibility for the attacks was swiftly attributed to al-Quaeda and the United States wasted no time in declaring “War on Terror,” a war that is still ongoing today, and deploying troops to Afghanistan. As a result of the attacks, the United States, along with other countries significantly strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and exponentially extended the command and authority of both law enforcement and intelligence agencies in efforts to prevent future terrorist attacks since that time. What most do not realize however, is that God gave a prophecy concerning the very demise of the twin towers in as almost exact detail as the events of 9/11 unfolded in New York approximately 100 years before.
With the beginning of autumn just around the corner, September 22 to be exact, many individuals look forward to a break from the hot summer weather, the beautiful change of color in the leaves, a time of harvest, and have resigned themselves to the decreasing of the hours of sunlight during the day. Many pagan religions and other belief systems have various ways in which they celebrate the change of the season and participate in rituals, feasts and other ceremonies to commemorate the opening of the autumn. Roman Catholicism is one such religion that is fraught with feasts and pagan observances during this season. Along with the multitudinous, superstitious and blasphemous traditions during this time of year is Pope Francis’ burden for ecumenism—the uniting of all religions and denominations on common points of doctrines under the headship of the Papacy– hence the title of an article appearing in the Jesuit publication, America Magazine, “Ecumenical Autumn: Pope’s Calendar Filled with Dialogue Opportunities.”1
The first Monday of September annually is celebrated as Labor Day in the United States, wherein tribute is paid to the contributions of American laborers. Responsible for the establishment of Labor Day as a federal holiday in 1894 was the labor movement. Unbeknownst to many, the labor unions often used interchangeably with trade unions are intimately connected to the Roman Catholic Church and will be an agency used in the last days that will contribute to bringing about the National Sunday Law and the subsequent great time of trouble. “The trades unions will be one of the agencies that will bring upon this earth a time of trouble such as has not been since the world began.”1
Significance of 1989 and World Day of Prayer for Creation September 1, Pope Calls Global Warming Sin
Just about every day on the calendar is commemorated as a special day commemorating a significant person or event. Unbeknownst to many, most of the holidays and special days recognized throughout the calendar year are creations of the Roman Catholic Church, with an end goal of ecumenism between religions and various denominations. September 1 is no different. This is a day that the Catholic Church, Pope Francis specifically, has declared as The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. “Pope Francis recently declared September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, as the Orthodox Church has done since 1989. According to Pope Francis, ‘The annual World Day of prayer for the Care of Creation offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as custodians of creation, raising to God our thanks for the marvellous works that He has entrusted to our care, invoking his help for the protection of creation and his mercy for the sins committed against the world in which we live.’”1
Pope Francis has a long list of celebrities, world leaders, religious leaders, technology and social media CEOs that he has met and formed alliances with, some formal, others informal; among whom are Eric Schmidt of Google, Tim Cook of Apple, Kevin Systrom of Instagram, and now, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, as of August 29. There is no area of the social, cultural, political, technological, environmental or religious sectors that Pope Francis has left untouched, as he is moving rapidly to extend his influence, disseminate his message and put his agenda in place, which necessitates him having control of the press or having great influence over the digital press. At his meeting with Zuckerberg, he was presented with a Facebook drone, the symbolic keys or remote control to Facebook and all the personal information it contains.