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Since Pope Francis has come to power at the Vatican as leader of the Catholic Church, he has been very controversial. Prophecy Today broadcast partner Mike Gendron has more on this story.
Mike Gendron: He continues his role as probably the most controversial pope in modern history. He has made numerous statements that not only suppress the truth of God's Word, but also oppose many doctrines of the Catholic Church. If you remember Jimmy, the day he was elected pope he said he would pray to Mary for the protection of Rome and then later he contradicted himself by saying, "He who doesn't pray to the Lord prays to the Devil". While he was returning from Brazil he made a very startling statement.
He said, "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?" And yet, Catholics look to this man to be the judge of sin, the judge of what is right and wrong, the judge as far as true doctrine goes and so here he's pretty much giving homosexuals a license to continue in their sin rather than calling them to repentance and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ so they can be saved from the power of sin, he pretty much gives a stamp of approval that he's not going to judge that even though the Word of God has judged this sin throughout from Genesis all the way through the New Testament.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The absence of a Biblical stand on homosexuality coming from the Vatican and Pope Francis is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
There are many who believe that the church in Rome today is at least the forerunner for the false church of Revelation 17. I personally cannot exegete Revelation 17 and come to that same conclusion, however Pope Francis has from the start of his papacy been very, very controversial and now with his non-Biblical statement about homosexuality, it seems that the Roman church is moving closer to the church that is described in Revelation 17, a one world false religiosity. This false church will be led by the Antichrist, the Beast referred to eight times in Revelation 17 who is actually the representative of the Devil. Now, the Devil you must remember is the father of all evil.
As we observe this very controversial pope, Pope Francis, it seems that with his statements and his actions he is indeed setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.