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The Vatican released a statement that the late Pope John Paul was being considered for sainthood. I spoke with broadcast partner Mike Gendron in Dallas, TX to find out the process for how the former Pope would qualify for sainthood and then I ask him was Pope John Paul qualified to be a saint.
Mike Gendron: The process to become a saint in Catholicism includes inquiries into the person's life, reputation, and activities and then a thorough examination of the person's written and spoken words. So, this should disqualify John Paul when you consider that he publicly declared that Allah was the one true god, he praised Mohammed as a true prophet, he declared that Jesus is not necessary for salvation when he said, "All who seek God with a sincere heart including those who do not know Christ will enter God's Kingdom".
He also embraced Evolution. Regarding his moral character, he ordered bishops and cardinals to conceal and protect priests who sexually molested boys and then he decreed that the victims should be subject to excommunication if they divulge the identity of the offending priest. This is a look at John Paul's life. If you look at that through the lens of Scripture, he would not be considered a saint but a false prophet who Catholics need to be warned about.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The process to naming the former Pope John Paul as a saint is actually the pathway for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
In Catholicism one becomes a saint by performing miracles. Jesus Christ in His Olivet Discourse, Matthew 24 said that deception would be the greatest sign indicating that we are living in the last days and His Second Coming is soon to take place. Matthew 24:4, 5, 11, and 24 talks about the deception that would happen and in verse 24 the deception would be communicated through signs, wonders, and miracles. That is what we see happening in the location where we see the false church will be setup in Rome, Italy.
This report is helping us to understand that we are quickly approaching the time when Bible prophecy will indeed be fulfilled.