The Antichrist

 

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The Antichrist

By Irvin Baxter

Who Is the Antichrist?

We are living in unprecedented times. All the prophecies are converging. The antichrist will be revealed soon. I am sure that both the Antichrist and the False Prophet are living on the earth right now. We don’t know for sure who these men are today. But we will know before very long. Now, the false prophet is going to be the most famous and the most well-liked religious leader on the planet. He’s going to use his religious influence to tell everybody that this world government is good, that the new world order is good. And that this man, this world dictator is a wonderful gift from God. He will not call him the Antichrist. He won’t call him the Beast. He won’t call him the Man of Sin. He won’t call him the Son of Perdition. He’s going to exalt him, enhance him, and influence the world to follow him.

 

All Together Now

Major religions are currently anticipating the appearance of their “savior,” variously called, “Messiah,” “Jesus Christ,” “the Twelfth Mahdi,” “the Fifth Buddha,” or “the Tenth Avatar.” Within ecumenical circles, there is a growing awareness that one single man might actually fulfill all these religions’ expectations. A one-size-fits-all messiah would bring all the world’s religions together.

 

Christianity

If you consider the broadest definition of Christianity, not all of the approximately 2.1 billion Christians anticipate the arrival of Jesus Christ as Messiah. The Catholic Church, as well as some Orthodox groups, does not emphasize the return of Jesus Christ.

 

Islam

Many of approximately 2 billion Muslims believe that the Twelfth Mahdi will be a descendant of Mohammed, and that he will precede the coming of Jesus Christ. He will face his own “antichrist,” convert the world to Islam, and bring forth peace and justice out of a season of injustice and chaos. He will be preceded by a “deputy,” who will prepare the way for him. The President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, attributes his election victory to the 12th Imam, the Mahdi. “This political [election] was due to the kindness of the last Islamic messiah [Mahdi],” he said. Rouhani anticipates that the coming prophet will conquer for Islam, kill all Infidels (everyone who is not Muslim), and establish a worldwide Islamic caliphate (government). There is evidence that some Muslim leaders actually want international chaos to escalate so that the Imam Mahdi will appear.

 

Hinduism

Most of world’s 900 million Hindus look for the Tenth Avatar – Kalki. Religious texts, called the Puranas, foretell that Kalki will be atop a white horse with a drawn blazing sword. Many Hindus believe Vishnu is the creator who dwells within each person’s soul and incarnates himself in the form of an Avatar whenever his presence is needed. The Tenth Avatar will be the last and will reign for over 400,000 years. He is to liberate the world from suffering and enlighten all mankind.

 

Buddhism

Buddha taught that Buddhism would almost perish from the earth because the world would abandon moral conduct and become amoral, but then a new Buddha, a Maitreya would appear. He will achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma – “the way of the higher truths.” He is predicted to be a “world-ruler,” uniting those who he rules over.

 

Judaism

Many of the roughly 14 million Jews long for Messiah, the Anointed King. They look for him to restore the Davidic Kingdom, rebuild the temple, re-gather a prosperous Israel, defeat her enemies, and bring peace to the world.

 

Luciferianism/New World Order

For the United Nations Interfaithism movement, and many new age, ecumenical groups, there is a rising expectation of a universal messiah. The Lucis Trust, once called the Lucifer Foundation, has heavily influenced the United Nations from its founding. At its roots are occult secret societies such as Freemasons, Wicca, and the Order of the Golden Dawn. Robert Muller and Maurice Strong, influential in the founding of the United Nations, are adept new age advocates who tirelessly promote the blending of all religious faiths.

 

The “Son of Perdition”

Advocates of the New World Order will attempt to fulfill the world’s messianic expectations with one man. Christians call him the Antichrist. 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 tells us that the Day of Christ will not come until “the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,” commonly called the Antichrist. He will sit in the Temple in Jerusalem and demand to be worshipped as God. He is also called “the beast,” in the Book of Revelation. This tyrannical world dictator, empowered by Satan and the embodiment of all that is opposed to God, will be defeated by Christ at His Second Coming (II Thessalonians 2:8).

 

The Real Christ

After terminating the reign of the Antichrist, the real Christ will establish His kingdom on earth, a kingdom that will never pass away.

“…and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever” (Revelation 11:15)

 

How Will You React?

How will you react when a man pulls fire from heaven? Will you recognize the Antichrist and the False Prophet? Don’t’ be fooled by the False Prophet.

 

“And they that understand among the people shall instruct many…” (Daniel 11:33)

 

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  1. Hi Pamela: Good for you. You are finally getting into some resources that are a little more dependable. Some of the resources you were quoting about Pius XII were biased. I hope you have found more reputable sources regarding him now. All the resources I quoted can all be found in the archives of the magazines I cited and also from the United Nations archives. The one that you had on Mary was good. I admire your inquisitive nature. You are just like me. I research everything. Not only that, but at my age, I’ve lived through a lot of the history. There are so many SUPPOSEDLY “Catholic sources” out here that are very, very, bias and are written by ex-priests who have been defrocked and have an axe to grind. AND, believe it or not, from actual priests that are very, very liberal and do not teach the true Catholic Faith. I call them “rogues.” All faiths have them. I did respond to your post about the “concordat” but for some reason or another, it got lost and didn’t get posted. Thank goodness I typed it in my word pad, so I’ll copy and paste it FYI after I finish this post. Isn’t it amazing digging into “real” history. I also responded to your post about Mary. I didn’t see that one either. Blessings…

    • Pamela: First of all, I want to tell you how impressed I am with your thirst for truth. Keep it up! I would like to respond to you about the “concordat.” During the pontificate of Pope Pius XI, (1922-1939), when Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, the “future” Pope Pius XII, was Vatican Secretary of State, a concordat was signed by the Vatican & Nazi Germany. Previous Vatican-German concordats had become inoperative after Hitler came to power in 1933. The new agreement was a typical European arrangement, basically guaranteeing “uninhibited freedom of action for all religious, cultural, and educational organizations, associations, and federations.” This excerpt comes from page 40 of “The Pope and the Holocaust,” which cites as its source a 1973 book by Anthony Rhodes entitled “The Vatican in the Age of the Dictators” (Holt, Rinehart and Winston.) Those who conclude from this that the “future” Pius XII somehow approved what the Nazis were doing, don’t know their history. For example, on April 28, 1935, Cardinal Pacelli told 250,000 pilgrims at Lourdes that the Nazis “are in reality only miserable plagiarists who dress up old errors with new tinsel. It does not make any difference whether they flock to the banners of the social revolution, whether they are guided by a false conception of the world and of life, or whether they are possessed by the superstition of a race and blood cult.” On March 3, 1939, the day “after” Pacelli was chosen to succeed Pius XI, the Berlin Nazi newspaper “Morgenpost” said that “the election of Cardinal Pacelli is not accepted with favor in Germany because he was always opposed to Nazism and practically determined the policies of the Vatican under his predecessor.” Following Pius XII Christmas message in 1941, an editorial in the Dec. 25, “New York Times” praised the Holy Father for being “about the ONLY ruler left on the continent of Europe who dares to raise his voice” against Nazism. “In calling for a “real new order” based on “liberty, justice and love,” to be attained only by a “return to social and international principles capable of creating a barrier against the abuse of liberty and the abuse of power,” said the Times editorial,” “the Pope put himself squarely against Hitlerism.” I hope this helps you. Blessings

  2. Pastor, what do you think would happen if a statue of Mary in Jerusalem were to come to life and start speaking to people to tell them the Christ has come? She would then profess the Antichrist to be the real Christ the world has been seeking all along. He would then be considered her son and the real Christ. We know he is a false Christ. But lets suppose this statue did come to life and it was seen on TV news around the world. How do you think people would react to see this statue of Mary come to life?

  3. I know that a lot of my friends here have inquisitive hearts and are mini-detectives. Research “The Rothschild Dynasty/Family/House of Rothschild. Veerry interesting. Blessings…

  4. I have been reading a lot of comments about Mary so I thought I would read up about it. I have been in so many Catholic websites about the virgin Mary, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and a bunch of others, it is sooooo confusing. I have also been in websites with Catholics who are now Christians, saved and filled with the real Holy Spirit of Jesus. Some of those websites have been talking about the Popes Consecrating the world to Mary. I just read some of those. These men are praying to Mary the mother of Jesus and consecrating all people of the world to her. As I sat here thinking about all of this and what it is supposed to mean to me by a Catholic person, this scripture came to my mind.
    Matthew 7:13-14 King James Version
    13 “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” I go straight to Jesus. He is the straight gate, the narrow way that leads to life. Why should I go to Mary to have her to pray to Jesus when I can go to him myself and bypass her. When I travel on a one lane road, there is only one way to go and that is straight. If the road has broken down and there is a bypass created because it needs repaired, then I have no choice but to take the bypass. The road to Jesus does not have a bypass on it because it never needs repaired. So the only way is to go straight to him, no bypass is needed. If someone decided to create a bypass when it is not needed, why should I take the bypass? That is the long way around something when I can stay on the straight road and get there a whole lot faster. Why should I take Mary the bypass road when I can stay on the straight road to Jesus? The straight road to Jesus has not broken down so Mary the Bypass road is not needed.
    Peace and love to all.

    • There is no “bypass” by asking for Mary’s intercession. Jesus came through Mary, if we ask for Mary’s prayful help when we pray to God, it still goes straight to Jesus.

      • Kimberly: That’s right. Protestants skip over the story of Mary interceding at the marriage feast of Cana. She went to Jesus and said “they have no wine” then she told the servant to “do whatever He tells you.” That’s the message she sends to all of us. “Do whatever He tells you.” Blessings…

        • Mary was a special woman, she birthed the Savior of the World, but she does not make intercession with Jesus for us. Jesus became the mediator when he put one hand in God’s and the other in the world’s. There is no need to pray to anyone except Jesus. Mary didn’t die a virgin she had other children. (Jesus said upon this rock I’ll build my church, talking to Peter, Then when the day of PENTECOST fully came, the day of PENTECOST, people standing around said these men are drunk, Peter then replied this is that spoken of by the Prophet Joel.) Does Catholics really express their love for God the way the bible said too? Do they believe that a child of the age of 5 can be called to preach the word? Do they believe in modern day prophets when Paul said some are called to be prophets? Jesus came to build a church with their is liberty and ability to praise him with freedom. David said I will praise him with raising of hands, clapping hands, loud cymbals, stringed instruments, David he who Jesus is the root of dance in the spirit and was called crazy for it. The man after God’s own heart, was anointed King of Israel as a kid danced in the spirit, seems to me he had a little Pentecost in him. Catholics despised youth being teachers,ministers,evangelists, apostles, prophets( yes prophets) and that’s against the bible. Their is a spirit of deception in the Catholic Church, and it’s full of lies from the devil. False Idols. False Teachers.

          • Thunderbolt: When a person is Baptized, they automatically become part of the Body of Christ. We become “one with Jesus.” Yes, Jesus is the one Mediator. BUT, we are part of Jesus’ Body. That makes us all mediators. That makes Mary, the Saints and all of us here on earth that have been Baptized “mediators.” Have you asked someone to pray for you? Has anyone asked you to pray for them? Praying to Mary and the Saints “IS” praying to Jesus. Read Rev. 5:8 & Rev. 8:3, Rom. 15:30, Col. 4:3, 1 Thess. 5:25, 2 Thess 1:11, 1 Th 3:1, Eph. 6:18-19. What you call lies from the devil have come straight out of the Bible. Catholics do not despise anything but SIN. Why would we despise “anyone” spreading the Gospel? Learn more, judge less. Judging is God’s job. I would like to know what “spirit” of deception you are referring to. Come on, be brave. Be specific. Catholics have a deep intimacy with God because we can receive Him in the Lord’s Supper everyday, just like the Bible says. Blessings…

  5. I would like to clarify something. When JoAnn says there were millions of Catholic priests and nuns killed during the Holocaust. That is true. So I was not saying she was wrong. What I believe happened is this. The Pope believed he was helping his church by signing the Concordat with Hitler. That should have protected his members. Hitler broke the Concordat agreement immediately and he turned against Pius XII. Hitler decided to do a cleansing inside the church itself. He heard there were Priests and Nuns who were committing fornication and he had them killed. He also killed those accused of molest. All he had to do was hear a rumor about the people. It does not matter if it was true or not. He used the morals of the church against the church. So the Catholic church was open to the same persecution although they were not supposed to be. So my question is: When this False Prophet makes an agreement with this Antichrist, is the Antichrist going to break the agreement he made; and then turn against the Priest or Preacher? When Hitler wrote his book Mein Kampf, he was in agreement with Catholic church morals. Once the war took place and he came into power, he wrote a couple more books where he actually wanted to create his own form of Christian religious beliefs. I think he basically used Pius XII as a pawn to help himself gain the power he wanted because Germany is a predominately Catholic Country. How many of us have done something we thought was for the good of a group of people only to have it backfire on us? I am trying to look at this realistically. Another question is: who told Hitler Priests and Nuns were committing fornication and child molest? Someone from “Inside” the church. In my opinion, that would mean there will be spies in the churches who will turn people in if they do not obey the rules.
    Peace and love to everyone.

    • Pamela: I admire your researching to get at the truth. Understanding Catholic theology is not easy. Consecrating a nation/world to Mary does not mean what you think it means. If you would like to continue on the subject of Mary, I would like to first ask a favor of you. Go to the topic of Mystery Babylon. There is a response to “M” regarding theology about Mary. It is all Biblical. I think you have seen it, you posted a comment to “M” also. I am assuming you know that what is written in the Old Testament is the foreshadowing of what is to be fulfilled in the NT. I would like for you to understand the teachings of Mary before I explain the above. I’m not saying you have to believe it, just understand it. It shouldn’t be hard since it is Biblical. Regarding Hitler, he would use any excuse to do his heinous deeds. Pope Pius XII was fighting Hitler’s regime by helping the Jews. Jews were being protected all over Rome and the Vatican, in convents and priests houses. Even in the Vatican where the Pope’s residence is. I’m not going into all the details. I already have and all the info I posted can be verified in newspaper and magazine archives. Even in the records at the United Nations. Hitler was furious with Pius. He would stop at nothing to advance his ideology. He even murdered other Christians that helped the Jews also. There were 11 million killed under his regime, 6 million were Jews, the rest were priests, nuns, anyone that was helping the Jews. Pius obtained passports for many Jews, getting them to America where they were safe. You are like me. I research everything. We just have to be careful of the resources. There is so much junk and propaganda on the internet. Not just about religion, everything. I encourage you to keep digging, with an open mind, of course. Blessings…

      • Pamela: First of all, I want to tell you how impressed I am with your thirst for truth. Keep it up! I would like to respond to you about the “concordat.” During the pontificate of Pope Pius XI, (1922-1939), when Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli, the “future” Pope Pius XII, was Vatican Secretary of State, a concordat was signed by the Vatican & Nazi Germany. Previous Vatican-German concordats had become inoperative after Hitler came to power in 1933. The new agreement was a typical European arrangement, basically guaranteeing “uninhibited freedom of action for all religious, cultural, and educational organizations, associations, and federations.” This excerpt comes from page 40 of “The Pope and the Holocaust,” which cites as its source a 1973 book by Anthony Rhodes entitled “The Vatican in the Age of the Dictators” (Holt, Rinehart and Winston.) Those who conclude from this that the “future” Pius XII somehow approved what the Nazis were doing, don’t know their history. For example, on April 28, 1935, Cardinal Pacelli told 250,000 pilgrims at Lourdes that the Nazis “are in reality only miserable plagiarists who dress up old errors with new tinsel. It does not make any difference whether they flock to the banners of the social revolution, whether they are guided by a false conception of the world and of life, or whether they are possessed by the superstition of a race and blood cult.” On March 3, 1939, the day “after” Pacelli was chosen to succeed Pius XI, the Berlin Nazi newspaper “Morgenpost” said that “the election of Cardinal Pacelli is not accepted with favor in Germany because he was always opposed to Nazism and practically determined the policies of the Vatican under his predecessor.” Following Pius XII Christmas message in 1941, an editorial in the Dec. 25, “New York Times” praised the Holy Father for being “about the ONLY ruler left on the continent of Europe who dares to raise his voice” against Nazism. “In calling for a “real new order” based on “liberty, justice and love,” to be attained only by a “return to social and international principles capable of creating a barrier against the abuse of liberty and the abuse of power,” said the Times editorial,” “the Pope put himself squarely against Hitlerism.” I hope this helps you. Blessings…

  6. Ok, everyone. Is this just me or am I seeing history repeat itself here? Pope Condemns Religious Fundamentalism. Pope Pius XII signed a concordat agreement with Hitler in 1933 knowing there was a coming war and Hitler was going to kill millions of people. The Pope did it to protect his church. What did we just see? This Pope went to Israel and had an agreement made up between Hamas and Hezebollah. That agreement, as we are told, was to get the two parties to come together so a Palestinian State can be formed. We don’t have a clue to what else is in that agreement. We saw them hugging at the Temple in Jerusalem saying: “We did it!” One week later, the whole Middle East is set ablaze in war. It is worse now than before the Pope went there. I am not saying he is the cause of it, I’m just saying something is fishy. What did Pius do next? He stood before the world and declared the slaughter of innocent people based on Nationality was wrong. OK. Are we seeing History repeat itself? Pastor Irvin has been talking about another Holocaust. What happened just before the last one? This. This almost exact same thing. Now this Pope is declaring religious fundamentalism is wrong whether it kills someone or not. So that means anyone who wants to practice his or her religion all the way is a hater (see article). That also means that any Catholic person who follows their religious beliefs to their fullest extent is a hater as well as the supposed Protestants, right? Does that mean this Pope is a peace keeper? I’m really questioning the motives here. Something just feels wrong about it, especially when you take a look at what happened during WWII. If this is history repeating itself, then Irvin Baxter is right about another Holocaust coming our way and we need to take a good look at that. This isn’t just about the Jewish people, it’s about a world full of people. This is my next thing, I want a religious leader who follows the Bible, who teaches the Bible but who also leads by example. I believe anyone who says I should not follow my bible to the best of my ability and that I should not go all the way with God, is someone I don’t think I need to associate myself with. So to him, I would be a hater and a violent person because I fully believe I am supposed to obey the word of God to the best of my ability, and to try to follow my religious beliefs all the way. There is a big difference in someone whose religion considers murder to be a cleansing of a population of nonbelievers and a Christian person who hates killing. How can a Christian person be considered a hater and violent person if they try their best to avoid all of that? There is something wrong with this mans thoughts. Something else, I do not want to compromise Gods word in any way. That means I am not willing to change it to please other people. I do not want a church who lies to people by allowing them to bring their paganistic rituals into a church for the sake of salvation. It they are still practicing those forms of paganism then they are still living a lie. That is not the purpose of salvation and that is causing souls to remain lost. I would not want God to come down on me for allowing people to stay deceived and then to deceive them even more. What kind of Christian person does that? I do not believe someone when they lie to people and then tell them they have the truth when I don’t see the truth in what they say. I don’t think anyone wants to be lied to. The Bible does say, “All liars have their place in the lake of fire”. The more news I see, the more I can see Irvin Baxter’s words come to life. God Bless you all.

  7. Steve: To respond to your post of June 17, I NEVER lie about my Faith, I don’t have to, and if you would truly research what I have said, you would know that. The Church in Jerusalem was Catholic. The members were converts to Christianity. James was head of the Church in Jerusalem. The 1st “council” of the Church was the “Council of Jerusalem” in 48/49AD and it was Peter who resided over it. (see Acts 15:7-11.) Tertullian and St. Chrysostom support the Catholic interpretation of Peter’s effect on the “council.” True Church history will verify it. A wonderful book to read is “Jesus, Peter & the Keys” by Scott Butler, Norman Dahlgren and Rev. Mr. David Hess. This book offers the reflections of PROTESTANT, Catholic and Orthodox witnesses to the early Christian texts and their influence on a better understanding of the office of St. Peter and his successors. Yes, members met at each other’s houses (in secret I might add) because they had to hide from their enemies. They also met in the catacombs. A visit to those catacombs will verify that too. If you would read the writings left on the walls of the catacombs, the writings will verify the Catholicity of the Church and what I have been posting. Yes, Jesus is “the” cornerstone but He left someone to guide, protect and advance the Church and told him that “whoever hears you, hears Me.” Remember, Jesus told Peter that He has prayed for him and “when you return Peter, “strengthen your brothers.” Did Jesus not give the “keys to the Kingdom” to Peter. Peter means “rock.” Catholics do NOT believe that Peter is “the” foundation. The Bible teaches in 1 Tim. 3:15 that “it is the CHURCH that is the pillar and foundation of truth.” Opponents of the Catholic interpretation of Matthew 16:18 also note that in the Greek text the name of the apostle is Petros, a masculine noun, while rock is rendered as petra, which is feminine. The first means a small stone, the second a massive rock. If Peter was meant to be the massive rock, the steady foundation of the Church here below, why is his name not Petra? The 1st thing to note is that Jesus did NOT speak to His disciples in Greek. And not Hebrew either! Christ spoke Aramaic, the common language of Palestine at the time. In that language the word for rock is “kepha.” The “universal” Church was (katholikos/Catholic). The NT was written in Greek! I believe I have also told you about Ignatius of Antioch. If I haven’t then look him up. He was Bishop over the “7 churches of Asia Minor” written about in the beginning of Revelation. He was taught by John the Apostle and was appointed as Bishop by Peter. and he always referred to the church as “katholikos.” Sounds pretty Catholic to me whether you like it or not. You can keep your head in the sand all you want but it doesn’t change the truth. Truth is always truth. It never changes. Find it. Blessings…

  8. I didn’t know there is supposed to be a fifth Buddha. I heard a story from a Vietnam vet who told me he met a Buddhist monk while in Vietnam. He said the man healed people. My friend was a Captain in the Army. He and his men were sent into a village to protect it. He said he did not believe in healings or God when he met the Monk. He was not allowed to know the Monks name, it was totally secret and the monk moved in secrecy at all times. Of course there was a war on so he needed to protect himself. My friend said this monk was one of the most wonderful people he has ever met. He said he felt such a love and peace while in the monks presence. He actually saw him heal people. My friend says he does now believe in God and in miracles because he saw the Monk perform them before his eyes. My friend did not convert to Buddhism but he does believe there is a God of some kind who does perform miracles. He believes God protected him while he served our country. That was back in the early 70′s. So there is a chance there is a fifth Buddha now if that story is true. I don’t have a reason to doubt my friend. He definitely had an experience that affected his outlook on life.

    • Pamela;
      The “Fifth Buddha” is suppose to claim to be ‘God of the World.’ As Jesus said; “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”
      Read These Scriptures, then what I wrote after it, Then you can tell me I’m wrong:
      (KJV) Matthew 24:24, Mark 13:22, 2 Corinthians 11:14, Revelation 13:12-14.
      I don’t want you alarm you, but “The Enemy” (The Devil) can imitate the things of God, he can’t create, but imitate. A man called (I am not promoting this man or anything he does) “C. Angel” or ‘Mind Freak’ he’s a warlock, performing things that seem like God is involved, but this guy “Mind Freak” he’s not a Christian, Period. Jesus did say “You can do things that I do and greater because I go to the Father.”
      See? And Greater, I hope your not deceived by this “Monk.” Because Buddhists don’t serve God usually. They may act Spiritual, seem holy and seem nice but serving the devil. You know, “white magic”(yes people get healed, it may work wonders) it’s part of the “Occult” version of healings and miracles (miracle-workings/ wonders) that people get deceived thinking “It’s God.” (I know things. Don’t research! You don’t need to, Pray about it FIRST!: ONLY IF your strong enough in God!) There’s a complete study to the “Occult.” You can believe there is a God, I just hope your friend believes in the Right One!

      • I am 100% Christian. I merely posted the memory to let people see that there are Buddhist Monks who claim to have healing powers and I know a person who witnessed it first hand. I’m grateful for Pastor Baxter for bringing up that subject because I believe the more information we have, the more empowered we are, and the less we will be deceived.

        • I am just letting you know Pamela, I am glad your a Christian. I am also concerned for your friend. Especially when you said he believes in God when he saw this monk. I know about people who got deceived thinking the Occult was a way to God.
          I am just concerned for people. Just letting people know from my personal experience, especially what I said in other chat rooms (on this site). (I know things, I want people to beware of, so it’s not a shock when something is revealed to them.) Keep listening to Minister/ Pastor Baxter.

  9. I will disagree with your thesis of the return of a man called Jesus Christ. he specifically said in the presence of his followers that not all of them would die before they saw his return in the clouds of glory. That was nearly 2000 years ago. So if what he said was true, then he did return and the world took little notice; or he did not return and therefore he lied. >>which one of these assumptions is true? I have published an unusual book called, The Robe, and might be worth reading. I have another book out in July 2014 and it is much more unusual spiritually and its’ title is, The Mirror.

    • I’m wondering if you are referring to Matthew 24 where Jesus gives the apostles a description of the end times. He said that generation who saw the “beginnings of birth pains” would not pass away before He comes again. That generation is ours!

    • To Michael Swanger,
      In response to your understanding. No disrespect.
      “he specifically said in the presence of his followers that not all of them would die before they saw his return in the clouds of glory.” He still has followers.
      2 Peter 3:8
      “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
      He still has followers nearly 2000 years later. He didn’t lie, and did not return yet.
      Revelation 22:20-21
      “He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.”
      See? “Surely I come quickly.” Gods’ Timing is not Mans’ Timing.
      Now, 1000 yrs. is a day to God, so to God, 2000 yrs. is two days. He was not gone long. And he still has followers. None of your assumptions are true.
      Your books are “much more unusual spiritually.” How come you didn’t know this, and make assumptions that are not in the Ball Park?
      Proverbs 1:7
      “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
      I’ll stick with Christian Books, they are more spiritual, Thank you.

    • Would you consider the Apostle John writing Revelations as the passage you speak of being fulfilled. Jesus words and descriptions envisioned to John was after some of the apostles were dead.

  10. Pastor, I am definitely getting rain drops. The sky is still clear and the son is shining brightly. Prepare the cups to be filled for collection. A solid down pour is starting soon. We need to keep some of this refreshing water. I want a long cool drink that is soul satisfying. It seems to be sprinkling a little then it stops, then it sprinkles some more and stops. But it will become a solid downpour for a little while. This kind of a down pour is normally short lived and it comes before a storm. I love rainbows.

    • Jesus said, ‘Come all you who thirst and I will refresh you” If you are drinking from Jesus, you should be receiving His Living Water and be satisfied. If not, keep searching for Truth and you will find it. God bless.

  11. Pastor, I also noticed Jesus was quick to rebuke Peter. Does that mean that we can deny the truth while looking Jesus in the eye and being face to face with him? because we allow our own emotions and intelligence get in the way of truth? Simply because we may not want to hear it or to see it because it may be too painful to accept?
    Sometimes it takes me a little while to work through something. That is a deep thought. It makes me question my own heart.
    Thank you for your guidance.

    • You are wise to question your heart. The Bible tells us, ” the heart is treaturous (sp?), who can know it? Let the Holy Spirit lead you, not men. God bless.

  12. I don’t think I got all of my thoughts out on that.
    Jesus was telling the disciples about his death and resurrection. I can imaging what Peter was thinking. I love you. I don’t want you to tell me you are going to die. I cannot allow that to happen. Peter had to have been experiencing a lot of emotions about that time.
    Does that mean we can sometimes allow our own thoughts and emotions get in the way of the truth of the words Jesus speaks because as a human being, we don’t want it to happen? Then in a sense, we can give ourselves a false sense of what Jesus is saying because our mind does not want to accept it? Then our own sense of reasoning can over power the truth of the word?

  13. I have a question about this scripture. It is in Matthew 1621-23.
    21 From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
    22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
    23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
    Does this mean that Peter was taking Jesus words and changing them into a lie? When Jesus knew he was speaking the truth? Isn’t that exactly what the Antichrist is going to do? Change the words of Jesus and turn them into a lie?
    In Genesis 3, when the devil tempted Eve, he changed Gods word.
    2The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”
    4“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
    The devil added the words “will not” certainly die.
    So when the Antichrist is trying to deceive, then he will try to add words or to change the words of God by adding a word or two to the actual scriptures?
    Thank you.

  14. Pastor, I believe I feel a drop of rain on my nose. My little 28 year old tree seems to be perking up at the hopes of it.There isn’t a cloud in the sky. A sweet gentle loving rain with the son shining. Will you and the church join me in it. We can stand outside and bask in it. Don’t forget to bring a large cup to collect some of it in. There’s nothing like a fresh drink of water.

  15. Papal Claims to Authority
    http://www.aloha.net/~mikesch/claims biblelight.net
    . Concerning the extent of Papal dignity, authority, or dominion and infallibility.
    (Quoadea quoeconcernunt papae dignitatem, auctoritatem, seu potestatem, et infallibilitatem.)
    #1. “The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God.”
    (#1. “Papa tantae est dignitatis et cesitudinis, ut non sit simplex homo, sed quasi Deus, et Dei vicarius.”)
    #13. “Hence the Pope is crowned with a triple crown, as king of heaven and of earth and of the lower regions.”
    (#13. Hinc Papa triplici corona coronatur tanquam rex coeli, terre et infernoram.”)
    #18. “As to papal authority, the Pope is as it were God on earth, Sole sovereign of all the faithful of Christ, chief king of kings, having a plentitude of unbroken power, entrusted by the omnipotent God to govern the earthly and heavenly kingdoms.”
    (#18. “Deveniendo ad Papae auctoritatem, Papa est quasi Deus in terra unicaus Christifidelium princeps, regum omnium rex maximus, plenitudinem potestatis continens, cui terreni simul, ac coelestis imperii gubernacula ab omnipotenti Deo credita sunt.”)
    #30. “The Pope is of so great authority and power, that he is able to modify, declare, or interpret even divine laws.”
    (#30. “Papa tantae est auctoritatis et potestatis, ut possit quoque leges divinas modificare, declarare, vel interpretari, ad num.”)
    Source: Lucius Ferraris, “Papa,” art. 2, in his Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica, Juridica, Moralis, Theologica, Ascetica, Polemica, Rubristica, Historica. (“Handy Library”), Vol. 5, published in Petit-Montrouge (Paris) by J. P. Migne, 1858 edition, column 1823, Latin.
    Here are the relevant Scanned pages from Ferraris’ Prompta Bibliotheca for those who would like to see the original Latin text of the above quotes.
    These papal claims, to include the presumed authority to modify the divine laws of God, were specifically prophesied in the book of Daniel:
    Dan 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: (of the most High) and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
    It is a remarkable fact that the first instance upon record in which the bishop of Rome attempted to rule the Christian church was by AN EDICT IN BEHALF OF SUNDAY. It had been the custom of all the churches to celebrate the passover, but with this difference: that while the eastern churches observed it upon the fourteenth day of the first month, no matter what day of the week this might be, the western churches kept it upon the Sunday following that day; or rather, upon the Sunday following Good Friday. Victor, bishop of Rome, in the year 196,36 took upon him to impose the Roman custom upon all the churches; that is, to compel them to observe the passover upon Sunday. “This bold attempt,” says Bower, “we may call the first essay of papal usurpation.”37 And Dowling terms it the “earliest instance of Romish assumption.”38
    36 Bower`s History of the Popes, vol. 1. pp. 18, 19;
    Rose’s Neander, pp. 188-190;
    Dowling`s History of Romanism, book 1, chap. 2. sec. 9.
    37 History of the Popes, vol. 1. p. 18.
    38 History of Romanism, heading of page 32.
    Source: History of the Sabbath and First Day of the Week, by J.N. Andrews, Chapter 16, Origin of First-Day Observance, copyright 1998, TEACH Services, Inc., ISBN 1-57258-107-7, page 276.
    In the coronation of all popes — including Pius XII, on March 12, 1939 — the tiara is placed on the candidate’s head with the words:
    “Receive the tiara adorned with three crowns and know that thou art Father of princes and kings, Ruler of the world, Vicar of our Savior Jesus Christ.”*
    If this phraseology had not been sanctified by long usage, it would not have been coined in this generation to express the relation of the pope to the political and social order; but it would not have been created in the first place if it had not meant then what it says — “Ruler of the world.”
    Source: Paul Hutchinson and Winfred E. Garrison, 20 Centuries of Christianity: A Concise History (1st ed.), p. 120. © 1959 by Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., New York.
    * According to the Vatican web site, this interpretation of the triple crown is found in the Pontificale Romanum Clementis VIII, Editio Princeps (1595-1596), the official liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church
    This website has numerous sources from the Catholic church and words Popes have written themselves in those sources. Note, they are claiming to be Vicars over Jesus and The Rulers of the World when they receive the Tiara according to this website. I want to do some more research for myself. This is in depth research of Catholic Church history by others.
    It gives me an idea of what can happen in our future and how the Catholic Church can play a role in it.

    • Pamela: The “Compact Oxford English Dictionary” defines “vicar” as follows: (in the Church of England) a priest in charge of a parish. (In other Anglican Churches) a member of the clergy “deputizing” for another. (In the RCC) a “representative” or “deputy” of a bishop. The Pope is “a servant of the servants of God.” He is neither worshiped, exaulated or prayed to. His “official” title is “Bishop of Rome.” He is the leader of the Catholic Church and the highest of God’s “anointed” in the world. Everytime you debase the “anointed of God,” you are debasing God. You are walking on shaky ground. See 1 Samuel 24:6 NKJV. How and where did you acquire so much hate? Hate is not “christian.” God is love. I will keep you in my prayers, dear sister and hope you will learn the love of Christ. You are reading material from people who have their axes to grind against Christ’s Church. Stick with the Bible. The Bible is the only true word about the Catholic Church. The RCC is found in Acts and in all of the writings in the NT. You just need to drop the hatred to find Her. Blessings…

      • JoAnn, i have a question, you say the pope is highest of God’s “anointed” in the world.
        Now i understand what you are saying about “touching Gods anointed, and i agree with you on that, but the bible says we are all given a measure of faith, and that we are all baptized into the same Spirit, and to us are meted out the gifts of the Spirit, as He sees fitting, and that all believers are equal, Jew, Gentile, rich, poor, free, slave, man, woman in Gods eyes. And that he is no respecter of men.
        How exactly can you say the pope is Gods highest anointed and infallible? if we all have the same Spirit, and spiritual gifts?
        Is it possible by the fact that we have the same Spirit, measure of faith, and gifts of the Spirit, that other born again, Spirit filled Christians could also carry the same level of anointing? And that these Spirit filled, gifted non catholic Christians, are also part of Gods Church, and the body of Christ? Now it is possible that a non catholic Christian may make a mistake, scriptural, morally, doctrinally? of course its possible, and when that happens, we repent, and receive Gods forgiveness, but you say that is not possible for the pope to make a mistake? how can that be if we are all equal? i know you say the pope is infallible, because he is anointed and part of Jesus Church, but so are all non catholic born again, Spirit filled believers.
        And you keep saying the pope is part of the “true” Church, but wouldnt the same be true
        of any other non catholic born again,Spirit filled Christian? obviously God has accepted this person, or He would not have baptized him in the Holy Spirit, and given Spiritual gifts, true?
        so this means the non catholic Christian should be infallible also, but we know that is not the case, and because God is no respecter of men, and all believers are equal in his eyes, this only proves that the pope is also capable of making mistakes, scriptural, morally, and doctrinally, correct? if not, then you are calling God a liar, because his word
        says all believers are equal in the eyes of God.
        Also we are commanded to judge with a righteous judgment, and to discern the spirits,
        and to judge the “fruit” of one confessing Christ, as the word says “they will be known by their fruit”

        • Hi Steve, JoAnn, no disrespect dear. I called my stepfather last week end. He has been a devout Catholic for 88 years now. We have never discussed religion before. This time he was willing to talk about it. He says the Pope is a mere man. He has never been taught that he was anything more than that. He says he is a preacher like any other preacher and that’s all he should be considered. He says the Catholic religion is Christian. I asked him if he believed the Pope is infallible and he said no. He said he is a man, just like any other man and all men make mistakes. He was never taught the Pope was infallible in his church. A little information about my stepfather: he was an Air Traffic controller in Washington DC. He worked with Congressmen and sometimes was in charge of air space when the Presidents flew. He saw the Hindenburg explode when he was about 5. It still haunts him. He worked on a communications naval ship during WWII. He continued creating new forms of communications technology throughout the years. He is an extremely intelligent person and holds a lot of prestige. He does not lift himself above anyone else. He grew up in a really wealthy family. We have some poverty stricken people in our family. He treats them as an equal at all times. He was required to move a lot so he has attended Catholic churches in Texas, Virginia, Washington DC, Florida and even Alaska. Love to all. I know I am doing a little bragging about him. He has congestive heart failure and he won’t be around much longer. He’s definitely a person worth knowing. Love to all.

          • To Pamela: I don’t think you were disrespectful at all. God bless your stepfather. If I were you, I’d brag about him also. Please tell him, for me, thank you for his service and that he will be in my prayers. Your stepfather is right about the Pope. He IS a mere man. We do not worship, exault or pray to him. And, he is just as vulnerable as anyone when expressing his opinions about secular things. The only time the Pope can make no errors is when he is talking about faith and morals. That’s what it says in the Bible and that’s what I believe. Watching the Hindenburg explode? What a horrible thing for a small child to see. This country has really come through some horrific and wonderful times. God has been most patient with us, but I think we are in for a major purging. I bet your stepfather doesn’t even recognize this country anymore. I know I don’t. It really started going downhill in the early 1900′s. All we can do is pray and trust in God. “God’s will be done.” Blessings…

  16. If the moderators will permit, I would like to address one more thing regarding Pamela’s post. Pope Pius XII. On Feb. 13, 1945, the Chief Rabbi, Israel Zolli and his wife Emma converted to Catholicism during a widely popularized ceremony. Zolli adopted the Christian name Eugenio to honor the man who, according to him, had done so much to protect the Jews during the war: Pope Pius XII, born Eugenio Pacelli. In Rabbi Zolli’s memoir, Zolli explained: “No other hero in history has commanded such an army; an army of priests works in cities and small towns to provide bread for the persecuted and passports for the fugitives. Nuns go into canteens to give hospitality to women refugees.” It may be hard for someone who was not there, at the heart of the Fascist persecution of the Jews, to understand why Rabbi Zolli took Pius XII’s name. Zolli, however, had just witnessed how thousands and thousands of lives within his own Jewish congregation, people he knew and loved, had been saved by Pius XII and Zolli decided to pay his respects in his own way. He wrote that his conversion was based on a true religious revelation, but he chose the Christian name Eugenio and had the pope act as his sponsor as a way of thanking him for his efforts to protect the Jews during the war. FDR wrote to the pontiff: “I should like to take this occasion to express to His Holiness my deeply-felt appreciation of the frequent actions which the Holy See has taken…to render assistance to the victims of racial and religious persecutions.” Albert Einstein wrote: “Only the Church protested against the Hitlerian onslaught on liberty. Up till then I had not been interested in the Church, but today I felt a great admiration for the Church, which alone has had the courage to struggle for spiritual truth and moral liberty.” The secular magazine “Wisdom” editorialized: “Of all the great figures of our time, none is more universally respected by men of all faiths than Pope Pius XII.” On Sept 6, 1944, speaking of Pius XII, Winston Churchill announced: “I have spoken today to the greatest man of our time.” When Pope Pius XII died in 1958, Israeli delegate to the UN, Golda Meir eulogized him: “We share the grief of the world over the death of His Holiness Pius XII. During a generation of wars and dissensions, he affirmed the high ideals of peace and compassion. During the ten years of the Nazi terror, when our people went through the horrors of martyrdom, the Pope raised his voice to condemn the persecutors and to commiserate with their victims.” In his book “Three Popes and the Jews, former Israeli diplomat Pinchas Lapide estimated that Pius XII saved almost a million Jews from death. On Dec. 25, 1941, the New York Times praised the Holy Father for being “about the only ruler left on the Continent of Europe who dares to raise his voice against Nazism.” Need I go on? There are many, many tributes to Pope Pius XII for his efforts to save the Jews. Pamela has managed to pick up either Soviet or Nazi propaganda and without actually researching “real” history, she has managed to slander God’s highest anointed in the world. There is a new book out entitled “Disinformation.” It is written by a former KGB officer. Among many stories, he tells the story of how the Nazis, Germans and the Soviets hated Pius XII because he adamantly fought them. Because Pius was such an enemy, they concocted propaganda stories about the Pontiff, to “defame” him. (that’s what the Soviets called it) If they could make the Pontiff look bad, it would cause people to leave the Church. The name of that KGB officer is Ion Mihai Pacepa. He tells his story of how he and others were part of the efforts to spread conspiricy stories against Pius XII. He finally left the KGB and applied for asylum in the US. Jimmy Carter, who was president at the time, granted him asylum. He is still living in the US, in hiding because there are many people that would like to see his demise. Especially, now since his book “Disinformation” has been released. He reveals what Russia and the communists are planning. Russia today is still our enemy and it would be wise to not believe anything coming out of Russia about anything. Please read “Disinformation,” it will prepare you for what is to come. There were 11 million people killed during the Nazi era, 6 million were Jews. No one talks about the other 5 million that lost their lives. Well here’s a history lesson. They were priests and nuns and Catholics and other Christian families that helped the Jews hide from their murderers. Many living in and around the Vatican in convents and priests houses and in the Vatican itself. All of this can be verified, if you really care and want to know. Blessings…

    • Since I am weighing the pros and cons. I had no idea this pope had been affiliated with Hitler or the Holocaust. I decided to research some of the websites about that to see what JoAnn is talking about. I viewed jewishvirtuallibrary. This website talks about the popes activities during the slaughter of millions of Jews, his lack of activity is more like it. It does explain he seemed to help the first month of his coronation but did not speak out about the atrocities against the Jews. It also has a list of cardinals and there viewpoints on the way Catholics have felt about the Jews throughout the centuries. As you read through those, you will see Hitler appeared to be following through on his Catholic beliefs. Those are in Vatican records and are on the site recorded as such along with the names of the Vatican representatives who wrote them.
      Here are a couple of the paragraphs on the site:
      “The Pope did speak generally against the extermination campaign. On January 18, 1940, after the death toll of Polish civilians was estimated at 15,000, the Pope said in a broadcast, “The horror and inexcusable excesses committed on a helpless and a homeless people have been established by the unimpeachable testimony of eye-witnesses.”(14) During his Christmas Eve radio broadcast in 1942, he referred to the “hundreds of thousands who through no fault of their own, and solely because of their nation or race, have been condemned to death or progressive extinction.”(15) The Pope never mentioned the Jews by name.
      In a September 1940 broadcast, the Vatican called its policy “neutrality,” but stated in the same broadcast that where morality was involved, no neutrality was possible.(18) This could only imply that mass murder was not a moral issue.
      The Pope’s indifference to the mistreatment of Jews was often clear. In 1941, for example, after being asked by French Marshal Henri Philippe Petain if the Vatican would object to anti-Jewish laws, Pius XII answered that the church condemned racism, but did not repudiate every rule against the Jews.(16) When Petain’s French puppet government introduced “Jewish statutes,” the Vichy ambassador to the Holy See informed Petain that the Vatican did not consider the legislation in conflict with Catholic teachings, as long as they were carried out with “charity” and “justice.”(17)”
      That website also says the other 4 million people murdered were: 202 million Orhodox Christians (not catholic) in Serbia, disabled, elderly, homosexuals and others not affiliated with the Catholic church. Jewish people who did receive some aid from the church were excommunicated and denied aid when they returned to Judaism. Jews were forced to take Catholicism as their church in order to save themselves from the death camps.
      Exposed: Vatican linked to Nazi Germany, beforeitsnews.com.
      this website shows Hitler was a Catholic. It has a picture of the pope with Hitler before the popes coronation. The pope had lived in Germany many years before his coronation. It also has a picture of , I don’t know what its supposed to be, a metal medallion with the Vatican and the Nazi emblems embedded in it. It shows a German coin with the Nazi emblems and the Vatican church on the other side of it. It has a lot of information on it.
      I noticed this issue is now in the news again. I had no idea. The thing is, there are coins and other photos that can be viewed for us all to look at. People have already been in the Vatican’s archives and formed opinions and those are posted for us to view.
      Some of the websites do say there were some priests and nuns who did help the Jews. They were few and far between and it was done behind the Popes back. There were about 6,000 children removed from their Jewish parents who were then baptized into the Catholic religion, none were ever returned to their families.

      • Robert Graham explains in his book “Pius XII and the Holocaust” “After the war, the Jewish organizations themselves publicly acknowledged the sympathy and cooperation they received from the Holy See. Volume 10, however, provides more graphic substance to these acknowledgments in the precise narration, day by day, month by month, of the Holy See’s coorespondence with the most active international Jewish organizations. Among the more important of these are: the Emergency Committee to Save the Jewish People of Europe, the World Jewish Congress, the American Jewish Congress, Agudas Israel World Organization, Vaad Hahatzala of the Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, Hijefs (Schweizrisscher Hilfsverein fur Juische Fluchling in Ausland), the Jewish Agency for Palestine and the American Jewish Committee. In 1944, the War Refugee Board came into existence and represented, in fact, the united effort of the various American Jewish organizations. During and after the war, the War Refugee Board publicly acknowledged its close relationship with the Holy See, as well as the services rendered to the cause by the Holy See. The documentationa also includes correspondence from eminent rabbinical leaders who made special appeals to the Holy See; among them are the Grand Rabbi of Jerusalem, Dr. Isaac Herzog, the Grand Rabbi of the British Empire, Dr. Joseph Hertz, and Rabbi Abraham Kalmanowitz, leader of the rabbinical school of Mir, in Lithuania.” Dear friends. I lived during this historical era. I know what happened. It makes no difference to me what you believe. Like I said “I know the truth and God knows the truth. It is between you and God.” It is not surprising that Satan is working so hard to destroy Jesus’ Church. Maybe Satan should read the Bible. Jesus promised that the “gates of hell will not prevail against His Church.” Peace.

        • Pamela: One more thing. It would be “pros” and “cons” if we were talking about the same thing. ie I say Pius did this and you say no he didn’t. Your “cons” are communist propaganda. My “pros” are verifiable truth. Propaganda usually cannot be proved or disproved. It’s just info thrown out without research and a choice is made to believe or disbelieve. And, we all know that someone with an adverse opinion about something will accept the propaganda. That is not getting a fair and balanced report. I do believe you have good intentions but sharing info on something that cannot be proven is “false journalism.” I know, you’re not a journalist, neither am I, but you get what I’m saying, at least, I hope you do. Blessings…

          • I posted one website that I consider possible propaganda and it is Exposed: Vatican linked to Nazi Germany, beforeitsnews.com
            I read a lot about Catholic Church involvement in creating propaganda today.
            I am going with Dave S. post on May 23.
            I am still going with Irvin Baxtor and there are way too many reasons to post.

        • JoAnn, please note I have said all along that I am weighing the pros and the cons. You have been posting the pros so I have posted the cons. You mentioned there was Nazi propaganda floating around out there so I merely posted some of what is being said. Why should they have to research everything if I am going to research it? I am simply sharing information as you are. This is an issue that is reappearing in the news again. The pros and the cons will be taken into consideration, again. There are a lot of people asking the same age old questions. What is the truth about it? People are searching for the truth of it just as I am. Nothing more, nothing less.

          • No one should ever take anyone’s word for anything, not even mine. They SHOULD research for themselves. They should be aware of what they are reading and from whom. They should even research the writer of whatever they are reading also. That would be the responsible thing to do. The information I posted can be verified in the US library, in the archives of the Newspaper articles I posted, etc. The war between communism and the Catholic Church is almost as old as communism itself. In 1846, two yrs. before Karl Marx published his “Communist Manifesto,” Pope Pius IX referred to “that infamous doctrine of so-called Communism which is absolutely contrary to the Natural Law” and which “would utterly destroy the rights, property and possessions of all men.” After WWII, as the Soviet Union spread its communistic doctrine into new territories, the battle became more fierce. On June 3, 1945, Radio Moscow proclaimed Pius XII as “Hitler’s Pope.” BUT the insinuation FELL FLAT as a pancake because just the day before, on June 2, 1945, in an allocution to the Sacred College which was broadcast on Vatican Radio, Pope Pius XII spoke of the “satanic specter of Nazism” and noted that his predecessor, Pius XI, called it what it really was: “the arrogant apostasy from Jesus Christ, the denial of His doctrine and of His work of redemption, the cult of violence, the idolatry of race and blood, the overthrow of human liberty and dignity.” As for his own efforts, Pius XII explained: “Continuing the work of our predecessor, we never ceased during the war to oppose Nazi doctrine and practice the unshakable laws of humanity and Christian faith. This was tor us the most suitable, we may even say the ONLY effective, way of proclaiming in the sight of the world the unchanging principles of the moral law among so much error and violence, to confirm the minds and hearts of German Catholics in the higher ideals of truth and justice. Nor was it without effect. We know, in fact, that our broadcasts, especially that of Christmas 1942, were in spite of every prohibition and obstacle studied by diocesan conferences and expounded to the people.” If it is still in an archive, (it’s been so many yrs.) the full text of the address appears in Margherita Marchione, “Pope Pius XII: Architect for Peace (New York: Paulist Press, 2000) at 143-152. See also Office of the US Chief Counsel, vol 1, at 285-86; William L. Shirer, “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (Greenwich: Fawcett Publications, 1962) at 324-25 (footnote); Purdy at 43. You can believe anything you want, this is a free country, so far. Just make sure that what you are posting comes from reputable sources. Like I said, I lived in that era. I know what Pius XII did and said and anyone who reports Pius as being “Hitler’s Pope,” is debasing a wonderful human being and God’s “anointed” I might add, and in so doing, debasing God. Jesus told “Peter” and the apostles, “Whoever hears you, hears Me, whoever rejects you, rejects Me, and whoever rejects Me, rejects the ONE WHO SENT ME.” You all say you are Bible believing Christians, then why don’t you believe what Jesus says? Peace.

          • Pamela: If that is what you are doing, than fine. But disclose that it is propaganda, which it is. But if you believe all that rot, than it isn’t fine. The Soviets and the Nazis hated Pius so much because he was fighting them that they started horrible lies about him to defame him and the church. In that manner, they may be able to get people to leave the church. It is a tragedy what those people then, and even today did and do to Pius XII. The Grand Rabbi Isaac Herzog of Jerusalem wrote: “I well know that His Holiness the Pope is opposed from the depths of his noble soul to all persecution and expecially to the persecution which the Nazis inflict unremittingly on the Jewish people. I take this opportunity tro express my sincere thanks, as well as, my deep appreciation of the invaluable help given by the Catholic Church to the Jewish people in its affliction.” Pamela, I’ll accept your explanation as truth but I say this, why bring up all that poison? Doesn’t the Catholic Church have enough enemies without fanning the fire. Those that are so adamantly against the Church will believe everything you are saying, though it is not true. You may be doing it innocently, but you are causing great damage to that holy and humble man. Isn’t there enough hate in the world and against the Church, without throwing gasoline on the fire. If you like to read, there is an excellent book that has just been released. The title is “Disinformation.” I ask you to please read it. It was written by a former KGB officer, Ion Mihai Pacepa. He sought asylum when Carter was president and Carter granted it for him. He was part of the group that spread those lies about Pius and other enemies of the Soviets and the Reich. He was directly under Stalin. Stalin and Hitler worked together. A lot of people don’t know that. If you read this book, you will learn so much about what the communists are doing to this day. It is a fascinating book, I couldn’t put it down. It will give you an idea of what we all have to look forward to coming out of Russia, China, the EU and the UN. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ and we are going to need each other. Can we not take advantage of what we all agree on instead of concentrating on petty differences? We all believe in the one true God, His Son Jesus and what He did for us. We all believe in the saving shed blood of Jesus and ONLY Jesus for our eternal salvation. What does anything else matter?” Blessings…

      • I noticed a typo. That is supposed to be 2.2 million Orthodox people who were not Catholic. I accidently typed 202 million.

        • Pamela: You have more than a typo to worry about. I really feel sorry for you. I’m not going to argue with you. The records I posted stand and they are verifiable. Readers can take your word for it or mine or research for themselves. It make no difference to me. I know the truth, God knows the truth and nobody else matters. It is between you all and God. God is not happy with those who harm/slander His “anointed.” 1 Sam. 24:6 NKJV Read It.

    • Vicar – #1 In the Church of England, a priest in charge of a parish. #2 In other Anglican churches, a member of the clergy deputizing for another. #3 In the RCC, a REPRESENTATIVE

    • To JoAnn – the Catholic church did many good things but that does not make right, or justify all of the horrendously evil things they have done in the last 1900 years. Add to that all of the false doctrine that came from the Catholic “Church Fathers” starting in about the 2nd century. The persecution the Catholic church has received from most every religion, from most every church group, and from Irvin Baxter on this web site – in his CDs, DVDs, and pamphlets on this subject – is deserved.
      daveS

      • daveS: Then how do you account for Christ entrusting the office of Apostle to “sinful men” like Judas? He was one of the Lord’s hand-picked proteges. He was a pretty sinful character, yet he was an Apostle! In fact, at one time or another, Scripture tells us that all the Apostles failed to live according to Christ’s commands. Though they never appear to have slipped into sexual immorality, the Apostles did blunder their way into plenty of other sins before the NT story was finished. By turns they were violent (Peter cut off the ear of the high priest’s servant in the Garden), vain (they bickered bitterly more than once over which of them would be highest in heaven), lazy (“Can you not stay awake with me one hour?” Christ asked them as they slept during His agony in the Garden), and disbelieving (Christ identified him by name as a “devil,” one of those who refused to believe His teaching on the Eucharist in John 6:70-71). The Apostles were cowardly (running away from Christ when He was taken into custody by the Jews). Peter denied 3 times, once under oath, even knowing his Lord. Clearly, Christ entrusted the role of Apostle to weak, even at times, wicked men. BUT does that fact somehow disqualify them from fulfilling the purpose for which He called them? Of course not. God’s grace is more powerful than man’s sin, and the same is true when it comes to the papacy and the RCC. Yes, there have been a few wicked popes. Corruption, immorality, even murder, were sins committed by some bishops of Rome. But what does that prove, except that they, like the Apostles, were not always faithful to the graces God gave them? This is true of all of us, to one extent or another. The fact that there have been bad popes – and that’s a fact no Catholic disputes – does not disprove the “doctrine of the papacy.” Why? Because as we’ve seen, Christ entrusts important work to men who are sinners. He offers them all the grace necessary to be faithful and holy, even though some spurn those graces and choose sin anyway. Scripture is very clear that God can and does confer special teaching authority on men even if they are sinful. For example Caiaphas, who saw to it that Christ was crucified. This is a good example of God using a sinful man – a wicked man, it seems – to utter inspired prophecy. The Holy Spirit spoke through his lips, in spite of the fact that Caiaphas was actively plotting to kill Jesus. In the same way, the Lord commissioned sinful, weak, impetuous Simon Peter to “feed His sheep and tend His flock, to carry the keys of the kingdom of heaven, to bind and loose in His name and with His authority, to strengthen the other Apostles in times of crisis and uncertainty, to be the rock on which the Church would be built. Peter’s successors, the popes, continue in that ministry. A few fulfilled it poorly, hobbled by the chains of sin and personal failings, but most carried out the task well, many of them completing their sacred ministry with martyrdom; their supreme effort to “strengthen their brothers.” And then there is David. A man after God’s own heart. He was an adulterer and a murderer. Are we all NOT sinful? We have no right to judge or criticize. That is God’s department. AND, we have no right to slander or be guilty of detraction, especially when we don’t know what we are talking about. That is not displaying Christian love. That is displaying works of the “father of lies.” No matter how much I disagree with Irvin or any other of God’s anointed, I have never nor would I ever criticize them. AND, while I sat in the pew of my Church, for over 70 yrs. I have NEVER heard a priest or bishop or nun or a lay person criticize the Protestant faiths. We have always been taught to love them. Instead of hateful criticism and debasing, Protestants should be WITNESSING IN LOVE as the Bible teaches. Peace.

        • JoAnn – I have no hate or disdain for anyone and I am not seeing any hate or distain in what Pamela has said.
          daveS

          • daveS: Why does that not surprise me! I write this with a heavy heart and love for you as a child of God and I pray for you every day. Read again, what she said about Pope Pius XII and Pope Damasus I and then read again, my posts which is historical truth, proven by the references I gave. She told slanderous and damaging lies about God’s “anointed.” You don’t think that is disdainful? Then you are full of disdain too. I didn’t know that God made you an assistant to be able to tell people or organizations what they do and don’t “deserve.” Jesus prayed to the Father in the garden, “THAT WE WOULD ALL BE ONE.” Do you think that Jesus had in mind over 30,000 denominations, all contradicting each other or did He want “one, holy, universal and Apostolic Church” to teach the “true” Gospel. The RCC CANNOT, I repeat, CANNOT teach false doctrine because Jesus promised that it couldn’t because He left the Holy Spirit to guide and protect it. Do you not believe Jesus? There will never be unity as long as there are people in the world that think as you and Pamela. Jesus taught love and forgiveness, not hate, condescension and malice. You two are perfect examples of punishing because “of the sins of the father.” I suppose you think that Protestantism has no sins? You are so judgemental. “Judge not, lest ye be judged.” Have I ever “criticized” what you believe? No. Have I ever “criticized” Irvin? No. I don’t agree with “some” of what he teaches but I have never given him or any other “anointed” disrespect or claimed they were teaching false doctrines. I joined this forum for one reason. There were so many misconceptions about the RCC that I felt that I needed to reveal what the RCC “really” teaches. We DON’T worship idols! We DON’T worship Mary or the Saints! We DON’T believe that there are other ways to salvation other than the shed blood of Jesus Christ! He alone is the “only way to the Father.” Pope Pius XII was NOT silent during the Nazi era. Those are just a few of the many misconceptions Protestants have about the RCC, yet you say the RCC teaches “false doctrines.” You are very, very wrong but you don’t care to find out the truth. You would rather live in your hate. How can anyone bask in the joy of Jesus Christ when they are so full of hate? I love all my brothers and sisters in Christ, even with all our flaws because Jesus loved “us first.” Another example that Jesus uses even sinners to do His work. He chose Paul, another persecutor and murderer of Christ’s people. Peace.

  17. I don’t know what encyclopedia Pamela is reading. I am not going to address the rest of her post. Since she is in error regarding Damasus I, you can draw your own conclusions. I caution you all to not take anyone’s word for anything, not even mine. If you truly want to learn the truth, do your own research with unbias eyes and hearts. Reading books from the early fathers and doctors of the church in their own words will help. “The Doctors of the Church” and “The Faith or Our Fathers” would be a good place to start. “The Didache” (early writings of the 12 Apostles) would be good too. Pamela states she has been studying for 2 days. Hardly enough time to know what she is reading and by whom. I have been studying for almost 3/4 of a century. Not that that makes me an expert. Studying one’s Faith is a lifetime journey. Read about Ignatius of Antioch. The Bishop of Antioch and a student of John, the evangelist himself. He was Bishop over the 7 churches of Asia Minor that you read about in Revelation, Chapters 1 thru 4. The RCC has had many “councils.” The first one was the “Council of Jerusalem” in Galatians. Follow the councils from the one in Jerusalem and you will see that it is the Catholic Church. May the Holy Spirit guide your studies and reveal the “Truth” to you. Blessings…

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    Pope St. Damasus I

    Born about 304; died 11 December, 384. His father, Antonius, was probably a Spaniards ; the name of his mother, Laurentia, was not known until quite recently. Damasus seems to have been born at Rome ; it is certain that he grew up there in the service of the church of the martyr St. Laurence. He was elected pope in October, 366, by a large majority, but a number of over-zealous adherents of the deceased Liberius rejected him, chose the deacon Ursinus (or Ursicinus), had the latter irregularly consecrated, and resorted to much violence and bloodshed in order to seat him in the Chair of Peter. Many details of this scandalous conflict are related in the highly prejudiced “Libellus Precum” (P.L., XIII, 83-107), a petition to the civil authority on the part of Faustinus and Marcellinus, two anti-Damasan presbyters (cf. also Ammianus Marcellinus, Rer. Gest., XXVII, c. iii). Valentinian recognized Damasus and banished (367) Ursinus to Cologne, whence he was later allowed to return to Milan, but was forbidden to come to Rome or its vicinity. The party of the antipope (later at Milan an adherent of the Arians and to the end a contentious pretender) did not cease to persecute Damasus. An accusation of adultery was laid against him (378) in the imperial court, but he was exonerated by Emperor Gratian himself ( Mansi, Coll. Conc., III, 628) and soon after by a Roman synod of forty-four bishops (Liber Pontificalis, ed. Duchesne, s.v.; Mansi, op. cit., III, 419) which also excommunicated his accusers.

    Damasus defended with vigour the Catholic Faith in a time of dire and varied perils. In two Roman synods (368 and 369) he condemned Apollinarianism and Macedonianism; he also sent his legates to the Council of Constantinople (381), convoked against the aforesaid heresies. In the Roman synod of 369 (or 370) Auxentius, the Arian Bishop of Milan, was excommunicated ; he held the see, however, until his death, in 374, made way for St. Ambrose. The heretic Priscillian, condemned by the Council of Saragossa (380) appealed to Damasus, but in vain. It was Damasus who induced Saint Jerome to undertake his famous revision of the earlier Latin versions of the Bible (see VULGATE). St. Jerome was also his confidential secretary for some time (Ep. cxxiii, n. 10). An important canon of the New Testament was proclaimed by him in the Roman synod of 374. The Eastern Church, in the person of St. Basil of Cæsarea, besought earnestly the aid and encouragement of Damasus against triumphant Arianism ; the pope, however, cherished some degree of suspicion against the great Cappadocian Doctor. In the matter of the Meletian Schism at Antioch, Damasus, with Athanasius and Peter of Alexandria, sympathized with the party of Paulinus as more sincerely representative of Nicene orthodoxy ; on the death of Meletius he sought to secure the succession for Paulinus and to exclude Flavian ( Socrates, Hist. Eccl., V, xv). He sustained the appeal of the Christian senators to Emperor Gratian for the removal of the altar of Victory from the Senate House (Ambrose, Ep. xvii, n. 10), and lived to welcome the famous edict of Theodosius I, “De fide Catholica” (27 Feb., 380), which proclaimed as the religion of the Roman State that doctrine which St. Peter had preached to the Romans and of which Damasus was supreme head (Cod. Theod., XVI, 1, 2).

    When, in 379, Illyricum was detached from the Western Empire, Damasus hastened to safeguard the authority of the Roman Church by the appointment of a vicar Apostolic in the person of Ascholius, Bishop of Thessalonica ; this was the origin of the important papal vicariate long attached to that see. The primacy of the Apostolic See, variously favoured in the time of Damasus by imperial acts and edicts, was strenuously maintained by this pope ; among his notable utterances on this subject is the assertion ( Mansi, Coll. Conc., VIII, 158) that the ecclesiastical supremacy of the Roman Church was based, not on the decrees of councils, but on the very words of Jesus Christ ( Matthew 16:18 ). The increased prestige of the early papal decretals , habitually attributed to the reign of Siricius (384-99), not improbably belongs to the reign of Damasus (“Canones Romanorum ad Gallos”; Babut, “La plus ancienne décrétale”, Paris, 1904). This development of the papal office, especially in the West, brought with it a great increase of external grandeur. This secular splendour, however, affected disadvantageously many members of the Roman clergy, whose worldly aims and life, bitterly reproved by St. Jerome, provoked (29 July, 370) and edict of Emperor Valentinian addressed to the pope, forbidding ecclesiastics and monks (later also bishops and nuns ) to pursue widows and orphans in the hope of obtaining from them gifts and legacies. The pope caused the law to be observed strictly.

    Damasus restored his own church (now San Lorenzo in Damaso) and provided for the proper housing of the archives of the Roman Church (see VATICAN ARCHIVES). He built in the basilica of St. Sebastian on the Appian Way the (yet visible) marble monument known as the “Platonia” ( Platona , marble pavement) in honour of the temporary transfer to that place (258) of the bodies of Sts. Peter and Paul, and decorated it with an important historical inscription (see Northcote and Brownlow, Roma Sotterranea). He also built on the Via Ardeatina, between the cemeteries of Callistus and Domitilla, a basilicula , or small church, the ruins of which were discovered in 1902 and 1903, and in which, according to the “Liber Pontificalis” , the pope was buried with his mother and sister. On this occasion the discoverer, Monsignor Wilpert, found also the epitaph of the pope’s mother, from which it was learned not only that her name was Laurentia, but also that she had lived the sixty years of her widowhood in the special service of God, and died in her eighty-ninth year, having seen the fourth generation of her descendants. Damasus built at the Vatican a baptistery in honour of St. Peter and set up therein one of his artistic inscriptions (Carmen xxxvi), still preserved in the Vatican crypts. This subterranean region he drained in order that the bodies buried there ( juxta sepulcrum beati Petri ) might not be affected by stagnant or overflowing water. His extraordinary devotion to the Roman martyrs is now well known, owing particularly to the labours of Giovanni Battista De Rossi . For a good account of his architectural restoration of the catacombs and the unique artistic characters (Damasan Letters) in which his friend Furius Dionysius Filocalus executed the epitaphs composed by Damasus, see Northcote and Brownlow, “Roma Sotterranea” (2nd ed., London, 1878-79). The dogmatic content of the Damasan epitaphs ( tituli ) is important ( Northcote, Epitaphs of the Catacombs, London, 1878). He composed also a number of brief epigrammata on various martyrs and saints and some hymns, or Carmina , likewise brief. St. Jerome says (Ep. xxii, 22) that Damasus wrote on virginity, both in prose and in verse, but no such work has been preserved. For the few letters of Damasus (some of them spurious) that have survived, see P.L., XIII, 347-76, and Jaffé, “Reg. Rom. Pontif.” (Leipzig, 1885), nn. 232-254.

  19. You all have my mind reeling. I am learning so much.
    First I want to say I do not know a thing about the Catholic church. I have been reading up on it for the last two days. We have read a lot of the pros of the church, now we need to see some of the cons. There are so many, I wonder why anyone would want to follow after leaders who commit such acts. I think the 10 Commandments went out the door here. I do want to know if the leaders of the church are supposed to obey what they teach and minister? I want an honest minister who lives the life he teaches me to live. I do understand men can and do make mistakes but these are not what you think they are.
    This is from the Catholic encyclopedia volume 4.
    Many Popes have been labeled the most evil men in history
    http://www.the-ten-commandments.org/catholic_church_error
    Is the Catholic Church God’s true Church and Peter the first Pope?
    Catholic encyclopedia Volume 4 page 435.
    More than fifty Popes have shown themselves to be atheists or unbelievers. The history of the Popes records homosexuality, rape, murder, adultery, incest, drunkenness and selling religious offices and much more. The following examples are just scratching the surface as many of the Popes have been labeled as the most EVIL people in all history. To list all of the crimes from all the Popes in brief would be a list ten times bigger than this page. There is no way God would have this as His true Church. God flooded the Earth destroying all but eight people for far less than the atrocities of these Popes.
    1. Pope Damasus I (366 – 384) for many various crimes. Persons who questioned any Church doctrine had their lands seized and family sacrificed through being tortured and burnt alive. Former female priests and their children were used as sex slaves to provide income for the Church. He was found guilty by 44 bishops of adultery but used his position to obstruct justice after which he murdered the bishops.
    2. Pope Stephen VI (896 – 897) brought the dead body of former Pope Formosus (891 – 897) to trial, hacked off his decaying finger and had him dragged through the streets of Rome and thrown into the Tiber River.
    3. Pope Sergius III (904 – 911) obtained his office by murder. He fathered several illegitimate children by Marozia who assassinated Pope Leo VI (928 – 929), and put her own teenage son (John XI) as Pope.
    4. Pope John XII (955 – 964) is described in the Catholic encyclopedia as a coarse, immoral man. The Catholic collection of the lives of the Popes, the “Liber Pontificalis” said: “He spent his entire life in adultery.” Catholic bishop Luitprand states that “he had no respect for single girls, married woman or widows – they were sure to be defiled by him.”
    5. Pope Boniface VII (984 – 985) John XII and Leo VIII were described by the Bishop of Orleans as “monsters of guilt, reeking in blood and filth.”
    6. Pope John XV (985 – 996) split the Churches finances among his relatives and was described as “covetous of filthy lucre and corrupt in all his acts.”
    7. Pope Benedict IX (1033 – 1045) committed murders and adulteries in broad daylight, robbed pilgrims and was regarded as a hideous criminal. The people drove him out of Rome: The Catholic encyclopedia says, “He was a disgrace to the chair of Peter.”
    8. Pope Urban II (1088-1099) for many crimes against humanity. His worst was during 1096-1099 where approximately 10,000,000 innocent men, women and especially children were murdered and their property stolen under the legal approval of Pope “Blessed” Urban II. The wholesale slaughter of innocent people was for nothing more than greed which included Belgrade (1096), the chief city of Orthodox Church after Constantinople, Yugoslavia (1096), Turkey, Syria, Antioch (1098) and Palestine.
    9. Pope Adrian IV (1154-1159) receiving profits from crime. England Monarchs paid the Roman Catholic Church an annual fee for the “legal” and perpetual enslavement of Ireland by Papal Bull Laudabiliter until the time of Henry VIII.
    10. Pope Alexander III decreed in 1170 that wills had to be made in front of a priest, or excommunication (cutting off from Church and sentence to hell) would result.
    11. Pope Innocent III (1198 – 1216) promoted the Inquisition, surpassing all his predecessors in killing over one million people.
    12. Pope Boniface VIII (1294 – 1303) The Catholic encyclopedia states, “Scarcely any possible crime was omitted – heresy, gross and unnatural immorality, idolatry, magic, simony … his whole pontificate was one record of evil.” Dante visited Rome and described the Vatican as a “sewer of corruption” and assigned Boniface VII, Nicholas III and Clement V to the “lowest parts of hell.” He proposed to be an atheist and in 1302 issued the “Unum Sanctum” officially declaring the Roman Catholic Church as the only true Church, outside of which on one can be saved.
    13. Pope John XXIII (1410 – 1415) was accused by 37 clergy witnesses of fornication, adultery, incest, sodomy, simony, theft and murder. It was proved by a legion of witnesses that he had seduced and violated 300 nuns. He kept a harem at Boulogne of 200 girls. He was publicly called the devil incarnate. He has been called the most depraved criminal who ever sat on the papal throne.
    14. Pope Eugene IV (1431 – 1447) condemned Joan of Arc to be burned alive as a witch, but Pope Benedict IV (1919) declared her a saint.
    15. Pope Pius II (1458 – 1464) fathered many illegitimate children and taught others to do likewise.
    16. Pope Paul II (1464 – 1471) maintained a house full of concubines.
    17. Pope Sixtus IV (1471 – 1484) financed his wars by selling Church offices to the highest bidders.
    18. Pope Innocent VII (1484 – 1492) fathered 16 illegitimate children by various women.
    19. Pope Alexander VI (1492 – 1503) committed incest with his two sisters and daughter. On October 31, 1501 he conducted the worst ever sex orgy in the Vatican.
    20. Pope Paul III (1534 – 1549) as a cardinal fathered three sons and a daughter and sought advice from astrologers.
    21. Pope Leo X (1513 – 1521) the Catholic encyclopedia says “was possessed by an insatiable love of pleasure, revelry and carousing.” Luther visited Rome and said: “No one can imagine what sins and infamous actions are committed in Rome.” A saying was: “If there is a hell, Rome is built over it.”
    22. Pope Joan was a female Pope whose name was changed later to Pope Zacharias. Luther, on visiting Rome reported her statue in a back street, and John Huss referred to her in his defense as the Council of Constance and this went unchallenged. She died in childbirth while in a public procession.
    23. Pope Pius IX (1846-1878) for many crimes including political assassination. Pope Pius IX did authorize the funding and mission that resulted in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865.
    24. Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) of the single greatest crime against humanity in the history of all humanity (1939-1945). He handed to Hitler and Himmler a complete blueprint for the systematic elimination of key non-Catholic minorities across Europe as well as the establishment of death camps for their murder. He instructed that ethnic Jews and other heretics were not simply to be murdered but ritually sacrificed by being burnt alive, consistent with their Church law on the penalty of heresy. See quotes further below. He aided and abetted known war criminals (1946) such as personally ensuring the safety and escape of Ante Pavelic who was head of one of the most brutal and satanistic regimes in human history called the Croatian Ustashi. The Catholic Ustashi murdered at least 600,000 people in ways that can only be described as purely satanic including ritualistic cannibalism, crucifixion, live dismemberment, burning alive and excessive torture.
    25. The “great schism” of 1378 lasted 50 years, where Italian and French Popes cursed each other. Is this the same morally pure Church that Christ left to preach the gospel? When confronted with such evil papal history, the Catholic Church, which claims “infallibility”, teaches that “A sinful Pope … remains a member of the Church, and … from whom we may not withdraw obedience.” Catholic encyclopedia Volume 4 page 435.

    Jesus said in Matthew 7:18, 20 “A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit … by their fruits ye shall know them.”

    Read: THE BIBLICAL APOSTLE PETER VS THE PETER OF ROMAN CATHOLICISM
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    Guest article by Rebecca Sexton, Former Catholics For Christ
    This site pretty much explains everything being covered in the comments. It is by former Catholics. So they were members of the Catholic church who wrote it. It is really interesting or was for me.
    I am reading the pros and the cons so I can learn more about it.
    God Bless.

    • Be careful Pamela, although you did your research, and received your information from actual
      catholic resources, like the “Catholic encyclopedia”, you will be labeled a hater, a hypocrite, and just downright mean, for nothing more than just reading what the catholic historians documented. And then you had the audacity to print it here ! oh my!
      You know there are some who, regardless of the evidence or who wrote it hold the catholic priests as infallible, all knowing, all powerful, and absolutely unable to make a mistake, or be wrong about anything. And as such they will possibly try to label you as a heretic, or an anti-christ.
      Sadly, there is no amount of proof you can give that will change their mind, or even to lead them to the truth, and that truly is sad.

      • Very well said Steve. I’m glad I scrolled down farther than I usualy do so I could see your post. Regarding the Catholic lady in opposition to what Pamela has said – when they cant factually discredit what the messenger has said, they make every effort to then discredit the messenger. One example is when the lady I mentioned stated on May 19th at 1:02pm – “your cons are communist propaganda”, or on May 27th at 6:04 pm when Pamela stated that she had made a typo error- ” She said, ” I feel sorry for you, you have more than a typo to worry about”. There are others if you look further into the topic of Mystery Babylon -Who is it ? – she accused those opposing Catholism as “bigots” and also that they just must be full of hate to be opposing Catholism.
        I basicaly agree with your last sentence, but consider what Acts 16:14-15 said about Lydia, ” which worshiped God heard us, whose heart the Lord OPENED (meaning that her heart had to be closed at that time) that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. (15) And when she was baptised and her household she besought us….. Without exception – every recorded time that water baptism took place in the Book of Acts was in JESUS NAME. In addition to my point of Jesus Name baptism – we cant keep trying to convince those that are involved in false doctrine, which can only be done by scripture and especially those stated in the Book of Acts.
        I’m looking forward to anything else you have to say, thank you for your post, and have a good week.
        daveS

        • daveS: You are being deliberately dishonest. I have not called anyone on this forum a “bigot.” You KNOW I was referring to non-Catholic and communistic propaganda souces that were being quoted. Stop being so divisive. Peace.

          • Those are not communistic propaganda websites. They are libraries and museums. One website would be considered propaganda by you sweetie. It is information only and not one discriminatory word against the church at all. I do have some of the coins in my possession. The church on the coins is a Lutheran church, Potsdam Garrison Church. My father in law had some from Germany during WWII. He helped free Dackow concentration camp. He passed away in 1985 so I cannot talk to him about it now. He did tell us some stories about it though. No mention about the church, only about the condition the bodies were in and the people who were alive. I did not post anything that was propaganda at all. I looked them over several times after you mentioned it. The Jewish virtual library is an awesome source and it has what both of us are saying in it. The website with the crowns is not a catholic website, it is a Christian website. It is done in excellent taste. The crowns are displayed in museums along with the popes who wore them and the actual Vatican words spoken over the Popes when they are crowned. So all of the photos of the crowns and the words written for them is from the Vatican. The words are in Latin and interpreted into English by the Vatican. That is all Vatican information in the museum with the crowns. Hugs

      • Steve: Pamela was not quoting the Catholic encylopedia. I was. And you are right. There is no amount of proof I can give all of you that will change your minds or even lead you all to the truth. That is up to the Holy Spirit. Yes, it truly is sad but I will pray for all who persecute the Catholic Church. Jesus said “if they hate me, they will hate you.” The RCC is in very good company. I thought this was a Christian site. Christians don’t hate on other Christians. Hate is not of God. Peace.

    • To Pamela – Well said. Irvin Baxter is totaly correct when he said that Mystery Babylon is the Catholic Church.
      daveS

      • dave S: Dear brother, at our ages, you and I are most likely NOT going to see the culmination of the prophecies of Revelation. At least, not from Earth. I pray that God blesses us with that priviledge. My only concern for you is that you will one day stand before Jesus for judgement and have to explain to Him why you persecuted His Church. dave, I love you as a brother in Christ and humbly ask you to research His Church. Not with anti-Catholic propaganda that you frequently endorse from other posters but with reading material from the saints and martyrs themselves. Read what they wrote while waiting to be devoured by lions or hiding from their persecutors in the catacombs. Read the biographies of Paul and the Gospel writers and others in the Bible. Read about the early “fathers” of the church. Read about all the holy men and women who gave up their lives for the Gospel. Read about Ignatius of Antioch, the Bishop of Antioch, who was taught by John the evangelist. He died in 110AD. He was killed by the Romans who fed him to the lions. Read Ignatius’ letters to the 7 churches in Asia Minor. Read about the “Mass” of the early christians. The one that is celebrated in the Bible. Acts 20-7 comes to mind. The “breaking of the Bread.” Do not “blindly” agree with others slandering Christ’s Church. You will have to answer for that one day. The only reason you do not research the above, is because you have too much disdain for the RCC and either do not want to know the truth or you are afraid to know the truth. God will not hold us blameless for deliberate ignorance. If you still feel the same, then so be it. That’s between you and Jesus. By the way, I’m still waiting on your comment regarding my post on that news item. Everytime you ask me for proof of something and I direct you to it in the Bible, you do not respond to me. Why? Are you deliberately shunning the truth? This post is not meant to antagonize or be argumentative. I really have sisterly love for you and am just curious. Indulge me. Blessings…

        • JoAnn – I dont think your post was antagonizing or argumentative. Regarding me blindly agreeing with others – I was baptised in Jesus Name in late 1974 or early 1975, and baptised with the Holy Ghost which was THE most profound experiance I ever had. Shortly after that and because there is so much controversy about who Jesus is – is He God or not God, is water baptism really neccesary, is Tongues really neccesary – I wrote out every scripture that had the word baptism in it, every scripture that said who Jesus said he was, every scripture that His disciples said he was, and every scripture where Tongues was mentioned. After I got a computer in 2005 – I researched the doctrines of most every religion and especially Catholism because my younger brother had been a Catholic for about 20 years at that time, of which he still is. I went on most every Catholic website to get informed about their doctrine, read what was written at the Council of Trent, Council of Nicea, and a few others, and what was written by your “Church Fathers” that you mentioned above, and also that of Justin Martyr, Constantine, a few others, and also most of your Catholic Catechism. After reading all that information, I downloaded that information to have for future reference. My point is that I am not just blindly agreeing with others.
          My Church Fathers is Jesus Christ, His disciples, and the Apostle Paul. My Catechism is everything they said, especially the Book of Acts, and especially what Peter said to do in Acts 2:38.
          I will say more later and thank you for your questions.
          daveS

  20. The antichrist and the false prophet are a woman and a man and their names are Morten and Caroline and they have went to war and evoked a spirit on Jesju

  21. You are assuming that there is an anti-Christ as you call him. My Jewish Bible makes no mention of this. Also be aware that the messiah we are looking for is not the type of messiah that the Christians seek. Also be aware we do not believe in a satan as you people do. I suggest you compare a Jewish Bible (Tanakh) to your old testament and you will find the Christians have changed the Hebrew words to fit in their man-god

    • michael: What is the type of messiah that you are looking for? This is a legitimate question. I really would like to understand the Jewish faith more. Peace.

  22. we must have a great desire for gods word. give are selves totally to it. when we do it will lead us, speak to us cause are faith in god to grow. look to the word day and night. encourage those around you and strengthen the body of Christ. its the only why to make it through in these last days.

  23. i believe that the antichrist will arrive when there is a false peace between
    israel and palestinians, The world will watch closely and as soon as Israel renegs
    on the peace deal because of terrorism in the land of Israel by radical elements.

    The world will blame Israel for the UN sponsored peace deal and will
    threaten Israel to respect the peace with palestinians. However, the
    israelites will disagree because of many lives lost to terrorism,
    Then the one world government lead by the false prophet and antichrist will
    begin to attack israel because of the UN agreement. Then our Lord will
    show his wrath to the nations attacking his people. The 2nd coming…

    So the peace deal with israel and palestinians , the false peace will
    start a war which God will get involved to protect and save his people
    similar to when God saved his people from pharoah 3000 years ago.

    God will never allow Israel to be destroyed. I t will be the other way around….

  24. I wish Irvin would retract that Catholics don’t emphasize the return of Jesus, that is not true. At EVERY Mass we say, “when we eat this bread, and drink this cup, we proclaim your death, O Lord, UNTIL YOU COME AGAIN. I attend different churches, and there are several priests who discuss world conditions, and how close we are to the end. Please don’t mislead the masses, be courageous and speak the Truth, thank you, peace, and God bless you all.

  25. I found out today that Putin is the third richest person in the world, and may even be the richest because his assets are a guarded secret.

      • all who have a pure heart and pure hands can enter in the kingdom of god. We are all level with Christ. For all who except him in our hearts. For on the cross he died for us. WHO SO EVER BELIEVES IN HIM SHALL NOT PARISH BUT HAVE EVER LASTING LIFE….WE ARE RICH WITH HIS LOVE AND IT IS ONLY THOS WHO BELIEVE AND HAVE FAITH.IN CHRIST JESUS.

  26. False prophet; people, false prophet in 2Peter2:1-3 they will go against the way of Jesus Christ. Please read for yourselves 2Peter 2: 1-22. Its talking about FALSE PROPHET.
    Why confusing people? Thruth has set us free so let us tell the thruth. Amen.

  27. Revelation 13 is talking about beast and the dragon; well if Iam wrong, Holy Spirit will correct me; the beast coming out of the sea is untichrist the enemy of Christ and dragon is satan himself. satan is going to use the untichrist to destroy Christains. Jesus said in John3: 3-6 you must all be ” born again “. It means you repent of your sins and invite Jesus Christ to come and live BIG in your Heart. Let Him live in you & do His work in you. Go to a bible believing church and worship God in thruth and spirit.If you do that, untichrist has got nothing to do with you, you are a child of the most high God.

    • Yes, the beast comes out of the sea. Remember, John tells in Rev. the seas are peoples. It will be an international political organization. I think it is the UN, that once received a death blow as the League of Nations, only to be revived. They are now trying to remove the American Constitution so they can gut our laws, especially those that would protect us Christians.

  28. Pope is a servant of the living God. He is human like rest of us. He could make mistake like rest of us, no body is in Heaven yet! Jesus himself is telling us in His Holy Word; DO NOT JUDGE OTHERS SO THAT GOD WILL NOT JUDGE YOU! Check your self before you judging others. Iam not a catholic but fear God and love God with whole of my heart.

    • Yes, the pope can makes mistakes, he is human, but he cannot make mistakes regarding the gospel, that has been passed down from Jesus through his apostles, and down through the centuries. The Truth will never change.

  29. christine: I want you to understand this thoroughly. Popes can NEVER make a mistake regarding the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Anytime the pope speaks regarding “faith and morals only”, he is “infallible.” Non-Catholics do not believe that even though it is right in front of their noses in the Bible. Jesus promised it would NEVER happen because Jesus promised “His Church” would be “guided and protected” by the Holy Spirit. It’s all in the Bible for those who have “eyes to see and ears to hear.” Just like the rest of us, the pope can make mistakes in secular matters ONLY! Peace.

  30. christine villanueva: Hello christine. I hope this helps. When the “anti-christ” comes to power, the anti-christ will require people of all nations to worship or pay allegience to him. He will insist that all peoples have a “mark on their hand or forehead” to prove their allegience. If the mark is refused (and all true Christians will refuse the mark) people will be unable to “buy or sell” food, and all necessities that are required to live. In early Christian days, when Christians were going through horrible atrocities. They were murdered for their Faith including being fed to lions. The most commonly accepted theory is that the “beast of Revelation” was the Emperor Nero Caesar, who was an unmerciful persecutor of the early Christians and whose name adds up to “666.” The last book of the Bible (Revelation) was written in Greek, not Latin. We should expect “the number of the beast” to be understood through Greek numerology. The name or title that totals 666 should be based on Greek. The Greek form of Nero’s name “in Hebrew” letters is “nrwn qsr.” Each number stands for a number. So vigorous were his persecutions, in fact, that it was rumored Nero came to life “again” in one of his successors, Domitian, who was also a persecutor. Domitian was known as “Nero redivivus.” That’s where the Number 666 came from. To bring the prophesy to modern day interpretations, 666 has also been given to the coming anti-christ. Although 666 is the number in Revelation that will be put on the “hand or forehead” of those who worship the anti-christ, in this day and age, I believe the “mark” will be more sophisticated than getting stamped with 666. There are many speculations of how it is to be implemented. I guess we will just have to wait and see. My suggestion would be, to discern very carefully before accepting any type of national id’s. ie id card, computer chips, etc. Going to see your doctor for a simple check up could be a way to implement it. New born babies are automatically being “chipped.” Satan is very clever. The “father of lies” will make whatever form he uses for identification sound very attractive. Like “for our safety or security.” I personally, will rely on the person I have relied on all my life, Jesus. I gave my life to Him many, many, many yrs. ago, and whatever He wills for me is okay with me. Peace. Your sister in Christ.

    • Read:
      6th Book
      6th Chapter
      6th Verse
      of the Old Testament
      God need not place a mark on your forehead nor hand.
      God’s seal was placed within your heart.

    • JoAnn…thank you for your response. there are those websites and other religions saying that the mark of the beast is the Catholic Church and the Pope is the anti Christ, and based on the history many popes were accused of crimes like murder, incest and many more… I’m Catholic too if you want to know. And the Pope that I know since I was young is Pope John Paul II. And he is the best pope ever, that’s why I keep on wondering why is it that early Popes could do such things against God…? Were their accusations true regarding those early Popes?

      • christine: Do not doubt for one moment the Holiness of the Catholic Church. She is holy because Jesus is Holy and it is Jesus who founded Her. Unfortunately, man is flawed and the pope is a man. Yes, there have been some popes that were not exactly the Catholic Church’s finest hour. BUT, even in their sinfulness, the Gospel of Jesus has NEVER been contaminated. The Gospel has always been kept true and trustworthy. The sins of the popes and, for that matter all of us, have been selfish & self indulgent sins against man. The Catholic Church has had 267 popes, including Pope Francis. The record for holy popes way outweighs the bad ones. But enemies of the CC dwell on the bad instead of all the good. Anti-Catholics will accuse the church (the only Church that is all about Jesus) of being the “whore of Babylon.” They do not consider the religions that outright deny the divinity of Jesus. ie: Islam, Jews, Jehoveh Witnesses, etc. There are many interpretations of the Bible because there are many other denominations. Just remember this. All other denominations are MAN-MADE religions. The CC was established by Jesus Himself. A lot of Protestant denominations (not all) deny the papacy. I really don’t understand their position since the Bible is very specific regarding Peter, our first pope. There are many verses in the Bible that prove Peter’s leadership. When Jesus established “His Church” on Peter (the name Peter means “rock”) He told Peter that “whatever he loosed on earth would be loosed in Heaven and whatever Peter bound on earth would be bound in Heaven.” Jesus gave the “keys of the Kingdom” to Peter and promised that the “gates of Hades would not prevail against the Church.” Jesus also promised that the Holy Spirit would guide and protect the Church. That means the Church can make NO ERRORS

        • christine: I hadn’t finished my comment when the computer decided to go ahead and post it. I must have pushed the wrong key. These old fingers aren’t what they used to be. Anyway, I didn’t get to proof read my comment. I noticed that I said
          selfish and self indulgent sins against man. I meant to say “against man and God.” My last sentence was cut off. It was supposed to read “the Church can make NO ERRORS regarding FAITH AND MORALS ONLY. Meaning the Church can make no errors regarding the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus also told Peter, “whoever hears you, hears Me and whoever rejects you, rejects Me and whoever rejects Me, rejects the One who sent Me. Christine, DO NOT listen to anti-Catholic propaganda. Rest assured that the CC is NOT the “mark of the beast.” The Pope is NOT the “anti-christ” and he is NOT the “false prophet.” Pope Francis is NOT the 112th pope. This can easily be verified. The anti-christ is one who denies Christ. Since the CC is all about Christ, how is She denying Him? Trust in your Faith, trust in Jesus, trust in the Holy Spirit. Pray all the time, visit Jesus in “Eucharistic adoration” as often as you can. Open your heart to His words. They will set you free and you will “know the TRUTH.” If you have any more questions of me, ask them. I hope the moderators will be gracious and allow this response to your inquiries to be posted. Peace. Your sister in Christ.

  31. hi JoAnn,
    i hope you can help me with this, because it troubled me a lot, about the Book of revelation, what is the mark of the beast means?

  32. Sorry I actually posted on the wrong page haha, this was to Catholics not the Antichrist I have no idea how my comment ended up here? On the Antichrist I believe he’s alive nearly ready because all the signs we have been given are coming to pass! Obama is a likely candidate middle eastern decent pretending to be a Christian but in reality a Muslim who hates Christians, if he’s not he sure is setting America up to fall.

  33. let us all read our Bible and let the Holy Spirit guide as, so that we may fully understand what God wants to deliver. LET US NOT PRETEND THAT WE KNOW EVERYTHING because only God does. just strengthen our faith and God will lead us to the right path.

    • A big AMEN to that, christine. Nobody knows everything, but some, with God’s grace, know more than others. That’s how we learn. Some have more yrs. of extensive theology study and experience, but your advice is good for all of us. Nobody’s word should be taken for granted. Everything should be verified with research. Peace. Your sister in Christ.

      • Hi JoAnn, I have been reading through your posts here, I will not reply to any comment as I do not want to get involved with petty squabbling’s but I am a little concerned regs your constant referrals to Catholics & protestants ? Sounds to much like Israelis & Palestinians to me, Both are religions, if you are set free and not in bondage to religion then your comments seem strange? you should be following your heart in the guidance of the holy spirit not on instruction from a man in Rome, Pope or not.
        Love in Jesus
        Steve UK

        • Steve: When Jesus established His Church, He told Peter that “whoever hears you, hears Me, whoever rejects you, rejects Me and whoever rejects Me, rejects the One who sent Me.” By making the comparison of Israelis and Palestinians, you insult me. Catholics are taught to love our separated brothers and sisters and pray for their “return home.” All I hear from Protestants is disdain and accusations of false Church and they call God’s anointed the “false prophet.” Read 1 Sam. 24:6 regarding that. I am merely trying to explain to our Protestant brothers and sisters what the Catholic Church “really” teaches, because, honestly, I don’t know where they come up with the stuff they have heard or read or even been taught. As far as the Holy Spirit, when Jesus established His Church, He promised that the Holy Spirit would guide and protect Her from ALL ERRORS. So to “bondage to religion” is concerned,I say a big AMEN! Why would I not be obedient to Jesus’ Church? Why don’t you believe Jesus? Sooo, when the Pope speaks, regarding FAITH AND MORALS ONLY, it is the Holy Spirit speaking. Do you think for one moment that Jesus, after establishing His Church, would return to the Father and leave His “infant Church” to chance? No! He left a teaching authority to protect Her from errors and heresies. Don’t you believe in the Pentecost when the Holy Spirit fell upon all of the Apostles, Jesus’ mother, Mary and others in that upper room? They were filled with the Holy Spirit and could make no errors in teaching the Gospel. The Catholic Church is “Apostolic.” That means that ALL of Jesus’ teachings were handed down through the Apostles. The only other Church on the planet that can make that claim is the Orthodox Church. The Catholic Church and the Orthodox were established by Jesus. All Protestant Faiths were established by MAN. Jesus told them to “Go and preach to all nations” not go and write a book. Jn. 21:25 tells us that “there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, not even the whole world could hold the books that would be written.” Protestants, by believing in the “Bible alone” (which by the way IS NOT BIBLICAL) are missing all those wonderful teachings of Jesus. If you are a Bible believing Christian, as I am also, then why do you not believe what you are reading? Why don’t you also include in your studies, the history of the Church? Why don’t you study what the early “Fathers of the Church” did and taught? Why don’t you try going to a Catholic Mass and see how the early Christians worshiped, even in the catacombs hiding from their enemies? You will see that The Catholic Church is the very same Church in Acts. I’m not here to “convert” anyone, that is up to the Holy Spirit. I just post here because I’m tired of reading and seeing all the falsehoods and disdain some Protestants are teaching about Jesus’ Church. In all my yrs. of sitting in a pew at Mass (over 70 yrs.) I have NEVER heard the preacher disrespect or speak with disdain about any Protestant denomintation. But everytime I go to a Protestant Church with some of my friends, I hear nothing but hate and condescension. That’s supposed to be Christian love? I stopped going with them. I am not biased. I watch Protestant TV shows, obviously, because I’m here on this site. I own some of Irvin’s DVD’s, also some of Jack Van Impe’s and Hal Lindsay’s. Where I can correct errors, I do, whether it is believed or not is between the reader and the Holy Spirit. So, please, take another look at my postings with the same understanding that I give to Protestants and stop the disdain. We are all going to need each other when the end time comes. If I can learn about Protestant denominations, is it too much to expect that Protestants learn the TRUTH about the Catholic Faith? Peace Your sister in Christ.

          • I do not hate you or catholics, but you keep saying the catholic church was the first church, but that is absolutely not true, the first Church was the Church at Jerusalem, made up of Jews first and Greeks or Gentiles later, and the Church members met at each others houses, usually included a meal, fellowship, teaching and all night discussions, The Church of Jesus Christ was founded as Jesus being the cornerstone, not Peter, Jesus was referring to Peters confession,(the rock) that Jesus was the Messiah and the Son of God.
            He did not mean Peter was the foundation of the Church, but Peters confession, was the foundation of His Church, and the gates of hell would not prevail against it.
            If you do a word study of the Greek name Peter, it means pebble, or small stone, not the solid Rock of Jesus Christ that the Church is actually built upon. If the Church were built upon Peter, a man, it would in no way prevail against the gates of hell, The Church then is built upon Jesus Christ, as the Cornerstone and the confession of Peter that Jesus is the Messiah and Son of God.
            You are correct, there are plenty of lies, but they come from BOTH sides.

  34. The bible states in Daniel Chapter 11 verse 21-45 that the Antichrist will be Syrian but Endtime teaches that the Antichrist will be from Europe, could you please clarify this for me because I’m confused

    • Ronlad, book of Daniel, if read correctly, is about time -until the days of Jesus Baptism. It has nothing to do with our “end times.” I’ll go a little further Dan 9:27 the “he” refers to Jesus, you should google all this and learn the truth. No 7 year trib, no pre-trib, this was a lie starting from the catholic Church a couple centuries or so ago. You need to research this to find the Truth of God’s holy word and remember we are the “like warm” Church and many will be deceived!

  35. You call no ‘ man ‘ your father except your father in heaven! That doesn’t mean your Dad it means father john father Paul (examples) kind of puts a end to the debate on Catholics are right, no man can forgive your sins no man only Jesus, need I say more? Catholics are beautiful but misguided these two Scriptures alone say it all Godbless :-)

    • Theresa: I’m sorry, but you are taking Jesus’ words out of context. He also said “Call no one teacher.” To put Jesus’ words in context you would have to read what Jesus also said. Jesus himself, when speaking of Abraham, called Abraham “Father Abraham” several times. Also, Stephen in Acts 7:2 said “My brothers!” “Fathers!” (spiritual fathers) LIsten to me. The God of glory appeared to our “father” Abraham when he was still in Mesopotamia and before he settled in Haran.” Paul himself always referred to himself as being the people’s “father.” To put Jesus’ words in context, Jesus was telling us NOT to call no man “father” with the same “worship and devotion” that we only give to our Heavenly Father. So I’m sorry, you are the misguided one. But you are right about one thing, only God can forgive sins. Catholics believe that with every fiber of our being. When we confess to the priest, (as Jesus instructed us to do) it is not the priest that forgives the sin. It is God who forgives the sin through the priest. Only God knows the heart and only God knows whether or not the one confessing is sincere. Theology study is very important. That is the problem with “personal interpretations” which Peter said there is no such thing. “It is rather that men impelled by the Holy Spirit have spoken under God’s influence. 2 Peter1: 20-21. Since, Jesus established the Catholic Church (He said My Chruch) on Peter in Matthew,, the only correct interpreters of Scripture, is Jesus’ Church. Jesus Himself promised that the Holy Spirit would guide and protect His Church from all errors. He gave the “keys of the Kingdom of God” to Peter and told him that whatever he bound on Earth would be bound in Heaven and whatver he loosed on Earth would be loosed in Heaven.” He also promised that the “gates of Hades would not prevail against Her.” So, if you are saying the Catholic Church is misguided, you are calling Jesus a liar. If you refer back to Isaiah, 22:21-22, you can see how Jesus brought forth the OT into the NT because Jesus fulfills the OT. Kings (Jesus is our King) always had a “prime minister” of sorts over their kingdom. Since Jesus is/was a perfect Jew and always knew and adhered to Jewish customs and traditions, it would be remiss of Jesus to return to the Father and leave His “infant Church” with no one to take care of Her and advance Her. My friend, you are taking a “Catholic” book written by Catholics (the first Christian converts) to Catholics and trying to interpret something that only Jesus’ Church can interpret. We wrote the Bible under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and we know what we meant when we wrote it. You have to agree that when Jesus established His Church, He told His Apostles to “go and preach the Gospel to ALL THE WORLD making disciples of ALL NATIONS, Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Since Jesus’ Church was to be “UNIVERSAL” and since the NT was written in Greek, the Greek word for “universal” is “katholikos.” Katholikos translated to english meanse “CATHOLIC.” Indepth research and study in “church history” is amazing. Peace. Your sister in Christ.

      • Hi Joann…..how is it possible that paul had need to correct peter when he started eating only with the jewish people? Thank u,patsi

        • Hi patsi: Sorry I’m just now responding to your inquiry, I just saw it today. What is your point? How is it possible anyone corrects anyone? Blessings…

      • THERE ARE 66 BOOKS IN THE BIBLE AND WRITTEN BY 40 DIFFERENT MEN..INSPRIRED BY GOD HIM SELF….FIRST FIVE BOOKS ARE THE TORA..THE FIRST COMMANDMENT THO SHALL HAVE NO OHTER GODS BEFOR ME..THOS SHALL NOT BOW DOWN TO ANY GRAVEN IMAGES………..THE FIRST MAN WHO WROTE THE BIBLE IN ENGLISH TENDAL WAS HIS NAME WAS BURNED ON A STAKE…………..THERE WERE A LOT OF BLOOD IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, WHO BUILT THE VATIGAN OUT OF JEWISH PEOPLE, THEY BURN ALIVE. AND BY THE CROSS THEY KILLED THE JEWS IN THEIR CURSADES….HOW CAN YOU NOT LOOK AT HISTORY. SURE THE CHURCH IS CHRISTS ALL WHO BELIEVE IN HIM. HIS CHURCH HAS NO DENOMATIONS.. IT IS MANS HEARTS HE LOOKS AT. WE CAN GO DIRECT TO JESUS……….YESHUA…………FOR OUT OF ZION WAS ALL MAN BE BLESSED………SO TIRED OF LIES AND PEGAN HOLIDAYS…………BE HOLY AS HE IS HOLY……………………………

        • Renee: Thank you,my friend. I have the Holy Spirit to thank and many, many, many years of studying, theology, church history and God’s Word. It’s a common mistake to think that God’s “works” and “mighty deeds” are told only in Scripture. Every person’s life is God’s work of art, an expression of His creative love, His goodness, and His compassion. Peace. Your sister in Christ.

  36. @ Kimberly: I just saw your response regarding JW and Jesus as the Son of God. I’m sorry. There must be some JW out there just like some Catholics. They pick and choose what they want to believe. I have a friend who is a JW, that is what she told me and information I have read on JW said the same thing. Praise God you were aware of the truth. And by the way, I don’t know how long you have been a Catholic (I hope my assumption that you are a Catholic is correct) “welcome home.” Your sister in Christ.

  37. Anti Christ is a spirit that has been ruling the people in different ages. Anti Christ does’t mean the person only but it is a man made system in religious organisations. What ever is against the WORD of God is anti Christ. Word of God is always comes through the prophets, messengers and apostals that is God’s patterns since the beginning and God never change. Religion is made by man not by God that is the reason we have so many religions and denominations in this world. All these organisations and religions are based upon the wisdom of man. Real wisdom is – fear of God as Bible says. Christianity is not a religion it’s a new birth in God’s spirit and it’s a personal relationship with the real living God.

    • Irwin: Hello, my friend. You are right, Christianity is not a religion. Christianity is a philosophy. It is Jesus’ philosophy and it is a religion that teaches that philosophy. There is only one Church on Earth that was NOT man-made and that is the Catholic Church. If you refer to Matthew, Jesus built “HIS CHURCH” on Peter. You cannot deny that unless you take Jesus’ words out of context. Read that whole chapter. Jesus established the Catholic (Universal) Church. One church not churches. All Protestant churches are man-made beginning with Martin Luther in the 16th century. The Catholic Church was established in 33AD by Jesus Himself. Grow in faith. Peace.

      • JoAnn, You are right about one thing, Jesus did build a church, but no where in the bible says it was a catholic church. Although I consider myself Christian, I do not believe in religion, because it is about the relationship. When its time for us to meet Jesus our Christ, he will not ask us what our religion is; but He will judge us. What really matters is if we accept him as our personal Lord and Savior. Point, Blank, Period….

        • Brian: You are absolutely right. It is about our relationship with Jesus. Jesus tells us that “if we do not eat His Flesh and drink His Blood, we have NO LIFE in us. And you are incorrect about Catholic Church not being in the Bible. It is the Church that is written about in Acts. Jesus wants His Church to be “Universal.” We know that because He told His Apostles to “go and preach to ALL NATIONS, Baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” “All nations” means “universal.” The NT was written in Greek. The Greek word for “universal” is “katholikos.” Katholikos means Catholic in English. “Katholikos ekklesia” was actually put in writing in 107 AD by the Bishop of the Church in Smyrna when the Bishop was writing letters to the 7 Churches of Asia Minor. The name of that Bishop was Ignatius of Antioch. He was the Bishop of Antioch. He suffered a martyrs death at the hands of the Romans in 110 AD. He was fed to the lions. As I said, Christianity is a philosophy and the Church that Jesus built is the Church that teaches that philosophy and the fullness of the truth of the Gospel. Studying and researching Church history is awesome. It’s amazing how much one can learn. I am a history buff. I love history. American, Ancient, Religious, you name it. What I have commented on this website is what I have learned. I’m over 70 yrs. old, so you can imagine how long I have been studying the history of Jesus’ Church. Sooo, getting back to a relationship with Jesus, if you are not “eating His Flesh and drinking His Blood, I think I would be deeply concerned about that relationship. Peace.

  38. @Maria Tatham – Jesus tells us “that the laborer deserves his wages.” I’m sure Irvin has beaucoup expenses trying to get the Gospel to all that he can. Plus he has other “laborers” that deserve their wages too. Peace.

    • you are absolutely correct, and the bible says it is our biblical duty to support his anointed ones, and that if we are in agreement with the message, then we are to show our support of the one giving the message by material support, ie, money, food, clothing, a car, housing, etc., whatever that person is in need of at the time, so he is not hindered in the doing of the work of the Kingdom, and what Christ has sent him to do. i am not a preacher, but i strongly believe in
      supporting the work and the workers of God, to the best of our ability, including Tithing, first fruits, gifts, and other such giving. But we need to be discerning about what message or ministry we give into, by being absolutely sure, and led by the Holy Spirit when we give.

  39. Hi I want to give a testimony about a man I knew a long time ago he was and awesome man of God I thought of him as a modern day profit he could quote scripture like no one I ever knew before he told me that God revieled to him who the anti-Christ will be , first he told me that the anti-Christ has to come from royal blood and went on to tell me that it will be Amwar Sadat (forgive me if I spelled the name wrong) so he went and did research on Amwar Sadat and learned his blood traced back to King Solomon . My friend who told me this has gone on to be with the Lord but I know he was a true man of God I will never for get him telling me this!

    • Hun, Anwar Sadat is dead. He was assassinated in 1981. He was the third president of Egypt. He was born December 25th 1918, so if he was still alive that would make him about 97 years old. Surely not the antichrist. LOL

  40. I could care less about the antichrist…I wish someone would teach believers what their suppose to do in the middle of it all. Do we run and hide? Will Christ condenm us for that or do we stick around and suffer for his name sake? Most people I have encountered in my life could careless about hearing about our Lord or being saved. So what are we suppose to do in the end times when the new world order comes about?

    • I will tell you what is going to happen. When the anti-christ emerges, he is going to order all, both great and small, rich and poor, to bow down and worship him. He is going to require ALL to take a mark signifying their allegiance to him. You have a choice-take the mark and burn in HELL forever. Or, refuse the mark. Yes, those that refuse the mark of the beast will be killed by the beast but will live for ETERNITY IN HEAVEN!! Refuse the mark at ALL costs!! Choose CHRIST, choose HEAVEN!!

  41. The “anti” in anti_christ can also mean “in the place of”, trying to substitute Christ. There is only one person (people/rank) that is doing it and that is the pope, the vicar of Christ. He assumes the right to forgive sins and to change the Bible. The numerical value of the title of the pope also works out to 666. It is not one man, it is a succession of popes, it is the title. hundreds of statesmen and leaders bow down to the pope and kiss his feet. He has arrangements with most major religions in the world and to form a world religion. who is at the head of the illuminate and the freemasons etc (except the devil)? Who?
    Islam is also a power that we must not ignore. If there is one growing world religion in every continent it is Islam. they have the policy to behead their enemies, even in this modern time.

      • Casey: Only God can forgive sins. That is what Catholics believe and that is what the Catholic Church teaches. It’s a shame that most Protestants have been getting “false” teachings about the Catholic Church. A very wise man said that there aren’t 100 people that hate Catholics but there are millions that hate what they “THINK” they know about the Catholic Church. Jesus prayed in the garden the night before He died that “we would all be one.” Until the non-Catholics can give up their misguided disdain for us, “being one” will never happen until Jesus’ return. I don’t think Jesus is happy with all that “disdain.” Peace. Your sister in Christ.

        • What, why don’t your comments ever make sense? Does Jesus for give sin? He is a man or at least was supposed to be a man. Did Jesus forgive sin?

          • Casey: Jesus most certainly can forgive sins. Jesus is God in the flesh. The second person of the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus is the Son of God. What about my comments do you not understand? That is, if I am the one to whom you are commenting. Peace.

    • @johan – I misquoted the info below about the Vicar of Christ. Instead of Vicar of Christ does not work out to be the Vicar of Christ, what I meant to say is that Vicar of Christ does not work out to be 666. Peace

    • @johan – Mt. 16:17-19 Jesus answered and said to Peter. “Blessed are you, Simon BarJonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in Heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth wll be loosed in heaven.” Mt. 28:17-20 – “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded YOU and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.” Jn.21:15-17 – Jesus said to Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these? (other Apostles) Peter said to Jesus, “yes Lord, you know that I love you.” Jesus said to Peter “Feed My lambs.” Jesus said to Peter again, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me?” Peter said to Jesus “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to Peter “Tend My sheep.” And a third time, Jesus said to Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me? Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.” Jesus said to Peter, “Feed My sheep.” Sounds to me that Jesus gave all of His own authority to Peter and the Apostles and they likewise gave that authority to their successors. That includes the Pope. The Pope is NOT a substitute for Jesus, the Pope is the servant of the servants of God. The Pope is Jesus’ “Prime Minister” here on earth to rule over Jesus’ Church until His return. The Pope did NOT change anything in the Bible. You would have to talk to Martin Luther about that. History will verify it. Do you not believe the Bible? Do you not believe Jesus? And if you want to “play” with numbers, Martin Luther can also come out to be 666. The Pope doesn’t assume the right to do anything. Jesus gave him that right Himself. Vicar of Christ does not work out to be Vicar of Christ. Go back and study some more. No one kisses the Pope’s feet. They kiss the ring of Peter in respect for the “Seat of Peter” that the Pope occupies. They are not honoring the man, they are honoring the position the man holds. Just like people honor the position the president holds. They don’t honor Obama, they honor the office. Illuminate? Freemasons? You are watching too much television or going to see too many fiction movies. What arrangements? Be more specific! It is the Pope’s job, as well as our job, to spread the Gospel and invite everyone, EVERYONE to the foot of the Cross. The Pope is only doing his job. You need to stop listening to anti-Catholic propaganda. Learn more, judge less. God is the judge. No one else. Do you fear Catholicism more that Islamism? I don’t recall Catholicism teaching the murdering of innocent people if they don’t convert. Catholicism teaches us to open our hearts to Jesus, as Jesus is the only “Way” to salvation. Peace.

      • The phrase “Vicarius Filii Dei” has been seen on some popes’ belts which means “In place of the Son of God”. Vicar of Christ=Vicarius Christi=Substitute for Christ=Anti-Christ. You are the one that needs to read the Bible instead of the Catechism. Note: There is NO person on this earth that can take the place of Christ!!

        • @Deanna: You are mistaken. Nowhere on any of the Pope’s apparel does “Vicarius Filii Dei” appear, or on anyone else’s either. The Pope’s official title is “Bishop of Rome.” You are right however, there is NO person on this earth that can take the place of Christ!! Learn more, judge less. Peace.

  42. @Maria Tatham: Do we not become a member of Christ’s Body when we are Baptized. Does that not make us His Church/Bride? So if we are His Church/Bride and we are a member of His Body, does that not make Christ the Church? Jesus teaches us that the groom and bride are one. Just a thought. Peace.

    • Adam taught the same thing since Eve came from the oneness that is him… Oh wait Adam hasn’t taught us anything… That’s weird

  43. hello the word Christ means anointed–what is a retro virus? to which HIV is one called a lentin virus a slow acting retro virus—genes is 3 what is the knowledge of gOOd and evil? evil live–how was the Anthrax Vaccine made? a thing called archeae was exposed to O2–they realized they were naked so they sewed fiG leaves together and hid—the structure of HIV what does it look like?—a retro virus gains it’s lipid layer from the host cell–so there have been many anti Christs–again genes is 3 Because you (serpent) have done this thing you are CURSED more than CATTLE on your belly you shall go and you shall eat DUST all the days of your life——-book Jude angels (word means messenger–nucleotides signal) that did not keep their proper DOMAIN (biology term) but left their own abode locked in CHAINS of darkness until the judgement of the great day.yes.j

  44. @Ry: You are right. Pope Leo X was not one of the Catholic Church’s papacies finest hours. Pope Leo X is indefensible. That was one of those moments Jesus referred to when He said the “gates of Hell shall not prevail against the Church.” There were plenty other moments after that also. The problem is that the Church itself is “Holy” because Jesus instituted her on Peter and was set into action on Pentecost but “man is flawed.” With the election of Pope Francis, the Church has had 267 popes. Catholics believe that the pope is infallible in teachings of FAITH AND MORALS ONLY. He is NOT infallible regarding secular matters and he is a man that is flawed just like the rest of us. No matter how sinful a pope may be “secularly,” the teachings remain the same from day one. Yesterday, today and always, just as God is God, yesterday, today and always. With all of Pope Leo’s flaws “secularly” he did NOT ever teach “false doctrine.” The Holy Spirit would not allow that to happen because Jesus promised it wouldn ‘t. Martin Luther saw the “man” not the “pope.” Luther’s mistake was that he did not “take it to the Church” and thought that he could “fix it” on his own. He was excommunicated because he was teaching false doctrine. When Luther left the Church, he had the Bible reprinted in German (Luther was German) The problem with that was that he REMOVED 7 books of the Old Testament, the last 2 chapters of Daniel and verses from Esther. He also removed James and Revelation. Later, at other printings, James and Revelation were put back in. Protestants study from the KJ Bible which was commissioned by King James, a man (remember man is flawed) and its still missing the 7 books of the OT, the last 2 chapters of Daniel and some verses in Esther. Catholics study from the same Bible that was given to the world by the Catholic Church in the latter part of the 4th century. The same Bible that Luther “altered.” He altered the Bible because it did not fit “his” theology which makes one think, which is more important Luther’s theology or Jesus’ theology. The Church was Catholic for 16 centuries until Luther divided it. I don’t think he wanted to divide it, but that’s what happened and he himself was not pleased with that. He wanted to try and “repair” it (by himself, which was his mistake) but instead was responsible for the separation. I am not disqualifying any other denomination. I believe that most mean well and are very sincere. But some Protestant faiths have had their embarrassing moments too. So, if you are going to condemn the Catholic Church for some of its flaws you, to be fair, would have to condemn the Protestants for their flaws also. I’m with you, actually I’m with Jesus. Jesus prayed in the garden before he died “that we would all be one” I would just love for the Protestants to put away their boxing gloves and admit that the Catholic Church has the same goals that the Protestants have. To have a “personal relationship” with Jesus and teach the true Gospel about Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life, and that we are saved by no other. Because of the missing books in the Protestant Bible, they cannot understand some of the teachings of the Catholic Church and they say that we are teaching false doctrines. The truth be known, the Catholic Church teaches all the doctrines. Because of the missing books, Protestants do no know all of the truth. I am not saying they are teaching false doctrine, they are just NOT teaching ALL the doctrines. It was the Catholic Church that decided which manuscripts were inspired and which were not and it is the Catholic Church that put together the “canon” of the Bible. The same Bible from which the Catholic Church teaches. The same Bible that Protestants teach from minus what Luther altered. The Catholic Church is the only Church besides the Orthodox Church that is Apostolic. That means that our priests and bishops are direct successors of the Apostles. That means the Catholic Church has ALL the teachings from Jesus and the Apostles from day ONE. No Protestant church can make that claim. They have ordained ministers but they are not ordained by the laying of hands from the Apostles. All of the Protestant faiths (which are not Apostolic) started to come into existence with Martin Luther leaving the Church. The Catholic Church has been in existence since Jesus instituted her, for 2000 yrs. Her teachings have been the same for 2000 yrs. With all her trials and tribulations, (good and evil) she still stands because that is what Jesus promised. The Holy Spirit is a God of Truth, NOT a god of confusion. So what Church is teaching ALL of the Truth? God bless.

    • I think the problem most Christians have with the Catholic faith is that followers pray to statues of the Virgin Mary. Jesus said that “No man cometh to the Father except through me”. Another problem-Confession, only God himself can forgive us of our sins. Popes are exalted as God himself-sorry but Christians find that sinful.

      • @ Deanna: You are so misguided. Catholics do not pray to any statues. We pray to the person that the statue images. Do you not have pictures of your loved ones around your home?When we pray to Mary, we are asking her to pray for us. Have you asked anyone to pray for you? Has anyone asked you to pray for them? Praying to Mary and the Saints is quite Biblical. You can find it in Rev. 5:8 and Rev. 8:3. One of the basic teachings is that “No man comes to the Father except through Jesus.” We believe that with evey fiber of our being and the Catholic Church teaches that. The Bible teaches us to “confess to one another” does it not? True only God can forgive sins. BUT Jesus (God) gave that power to the Apostles also. The Pope, priests, bishops, etc. are successors of Jesus and the Apostles. Do you not read your Bible? The Pope is not and never has been exalted as God. Where do you people get this stuff? Peace.

        • we are not to pray or worship anyone except the Father, through Jesus, and the saints you mention are all of Gods people, if you are a born again believer, you are considered a saint, the prayers and saints that are mentioned in those verses are all
          of Gods people, as it says in Rev. 8:3, not just the venerated idols from catholic teaching.
          And yes we all have had, or have asked for prayer, but we dont ask for prayer from someone who is dead. confessing to one another is biblical but you can confess to a brother or sister in Christ, not only a priest, and surely not paying indulgence.

          • Steve: God is NOT God of the dead. No one pays for indulgences. It is condemned by the RCC (See the story of Simon in Acts) No one can buy or sell what belongs to God. See, that’s what I mean by misunderstandings. “Thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Did you forget that commandment? Peace.

    • JoAnn, I know of only 3-4 denominations that teach right, but I don’t name them because NO ONE should rely for salvation on a preacher or a church denomination.
      The “1 true church” is not a denomination; it is the collection of saved believers & only God has the “church directory” – it’s called the Book of Life.
      .
      “Work out your own salvation with fear & trembling” – PRAY AND READ THE BIBLE
      .
      PRAY
      - Ask God for a humble, teachable heart
      - Ask God to lead you to His true salvation & His true followers near you
      .
      READ THE BIBLE [You can find online programs to read the entire Bible in 1 year. You could read the Old Testament in the morning & the New Testament in the evening, or vice versa]
      .
      - NEW TESTAMENT:
      - Matt, Mark, Luke, & John: the Gospel, what you need to believe to be saved
      - Book of Acts: How every single new believer became a saved believer
      - Romans – Jude: How to live & remain faithful unto death & receive “a crown of life”
      - Revelation: What will happen before Jesus returns & also a reminder to REMAIN FAITHFUL because CHRIST IS COMING SOON!
      .
      OLD TESTAMENT:
      - Genesis: Creation, also the beginning of history
      - Exodus-Deuteronomy: The Old Covenant, Old Law, Law of Moses
      - Joshua-Zechariah: History of Jews relationship with God & prophecy regarding Messiah & end of the age
      .
      This is how to diligently seek Him with your whole heart.

      • @Keith – I have been doing just that for over 70 yrs. Thank you, my friend. Only God knows who will enter Heaven. No preacher of any denomination can tell anyone if they are saved or not. Only God knows the heart. Peace.

  45. Brothers and Sisters,

    When it comes to the topic of the antichrist it is important to look at what is written in scripture about the topic. There are just 4 verses in all of scripture that contain the word antichrist and John near the end of his life wrote them all. Much of what he wrote at the time was to address false doctrines of the church. One of those doctrines taught that a singular antichrist would be forthcoming and here is how he addresses that doctrine.

    1 John 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

    Put yourself in the shoes of the author and the manner in which he writes. He is ostensibly saying, look, I know you’ve heard THAT pigs can fly but guess what they can’t. In regards to an antichrist coming he is saying; ye have heard “that” antichrist shall come but even now there are already many. Here are the other 3 verses.

    1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

    1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

    2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.

    One would expect that if a singular antichrist were to come then John would have certainly elaborated on that. Instead he tells us just what a true antichrist is which is primarily to deny the father and the son and guess what, the world is filled with them as we speak.

    God bless

    Gordon

    • About 15 years ago I did a sthdy on “antichrist” and came to the same conclusion as you did. Those scriptures have always perplexed me. It never says anywhere in scripture “the antichrist”… this is an area in which I do not agree with what I’ve been taught. I don’t believe it is any single person, it is the spirit of antichrist which has been with hs sjnce Bible times. Scripture proves it all by itself

    • @Gordon: You make more sense than any of us regarding this topic. We already have “anti-christs” in our own government. Whether there will be “the” anti-christ or not remains to be seen. We already have a “man of perdition”, the “man of lawlessness.” If people haven’t realized that yet, they had better wake up. God bless.

  46. @Patrick: Thank you for responding to my post. Personally, I believe that the anti-christ and false prophet will be TOTALLY contradictory to the “Holy Roman Empire.” Wouldn’t that make sense? If he/she is the “anti Christ,” it would make sense that the “Unholy Roman Empire” would be totally opposite Jesus and His teachings. How can anyone think that the Pope will be the “false prophet” when the Catholic Church IS the “Body of Christ” here on Earth. The Church IS Jesus! To me, it would make sense that the anti-christ would come out of Islam or Israel. They are both “anti-christ” already. Islam is awaiting the “12 Imam” and Israel is awaiting a “warrior messiah.” Anyone who brings a temporary peace to Israel will be endorsed either by Islam or Israel. The Jews are NOT going to listen to the Catholic Church, they didn’t in the 1st century, (some did, they converted to Catholicism/Christianity) what makes anyone think they will listen to the Catholic Church now. Especially, the Pope as a “false prophet.” We already have been telling them that Jesus is the awaited Messiah and He has already come. They think we’re nuts. The truth of the matter, according to Jesus, is “nobody knows.” I’m with you. I wish all this hatred among christians (Including Catholic christians) would stop!! True Christians have love in their hearts for all, “even our enemies.” The One World Religion will be “heretical” teaching abortion is good, homosexuality is good, gay marriage is good, etc. It already is teaching that. The Catholic Church has law suits against the government regarding religious freedom. The government is trying to make the Catholic Church accept these lies and is trying to force Catholic institutions to perform abortions and gay marriages and pass out contraceptives. This the Church will NEVER do. The media is taking Pope Francis’ words out of context and the anti-Catholics are having a picnic with it. Even some Catholics that are not living Catholic lives. They all hear what they want to hear because of their hatred and life styles. Can’t we all agree that we all accept Jesus as our King, Redeemer and Savior. That He is the Way, the Truth and the Life and no other. That we are all anxiously awaiting His return at the “end of time.” Not “pre-trib”, not “mid -trib.” Catholics believe in “post-trib rapture ,” although Catholics do not refer to is as the “rapture.” We refer to it as the 2nd coming of Jesus, at the END of time when He shall judge the living and the dead and His Kingdom will have no end. God bless.

    • JoAnn, you sound like you’re saying that the only church is the Catholic Church, and no other Church is of God. I’m not trying to make any assumptions, but I just want to be sure that we are clear. A pope caused the separation of the Church a long time ago. A man named Martin Luther was seeking to help his brothers and sisters because a pope was pursuing a life of wealth and power rather than serving the Body. Luther did not wish for division, but he knew change was necessary. The pope excommunicated Luther, but people saw the light in Martin Luther’s attempts at peace. I’m non-denominational, and I have no heat against the Catholics. It is my hope to be a peace-maker. It is my hope for the Church to be united in peace, truth, and unity. It’s not so far-fetched to think that Satan could infiltrate the Church again. People are getting comfortable, and that’s dangerous.

  47. Im sorry lamda, but how do u get that the deadly wound spoken in Rev.13 is the Catholic Church??? It is obviously speaking of a nation represented by the Leopard, which the only nation in the entire world represented by a Leopard is Germany!!!!

  48. I think the Bible has made it clear that the Deadly wound of the Beast comes from the Roman Catholic church. It is the only Church which fits all the description given for Anti-Christ. Henc the Catholism is not the Christian system

      • Kimberly: This is just a thought, but I think it’s possible that the Catholic Church received a “deadly wound” when Martin Luther left the Church and influenced many Catholics to also leave. They are no longer receiving our Lord in the Eucharist. So when they all “walked away,” they left Jesus. That “wound” has caused many wars and many “false prophets” teaching heresies. But thankfully, Jesus promised that the “gates of Hell would not prevail” against His Church and after 2000 years, She still stands. I know you know this. The night before Jesus died, He prayed, in the garden, that we would all be one. It would be awesome if, when Jesus returns, He finds His Church reunited. But with the many who hate Her, I don’t see it happening until Jesus returns. Who will be the wheat and who will be the tares? We know the answer to that, but many do not. Peace. Your sister in Christ.

    • My dear lamda: What Bible are YOU reading? Catholicism is the “first” and the “original” Christian Church. Why don’t you start researching Church history before you make hateful comments about a Church you obviously know nothing about. I’m sure Jesus loves to be called an anti-christ and hear people talk about His Church that way. Why don’t you research how the early Christians/Catholics worshipped. How they celebrated the Mass (the Lord’s Supper) while hiding from the Romans in the catacombs. You might find it quite interesting. Lose the hate and widen your horizons. God bless.

      • im sorry joann but the Church at Jerusalem was established long before Peter ever visited rome, aprox. 25-35 years before he went in AD 54-68, and before Paul/Saul had his miraculous conversion, (remember, he persecuted the church) and he even took up an offering for the Church at Jerusalem from all of the churches he had established, and this was before he had ever been to rome (more than 14 years before), The Church at Jerusalem was the base or “home Church” (so to speak), from where the missionaries were sent out to the rest of the known world. many seem to overlook this, so you are not the only one, but it is plainly written, all is needed is to pay attention as we read and study, and this would be quit evident.
        no one is saying they hate the catholic church by stating the obvious.

      • Since Catholicism is the largest denomination, and the problems it faces, it still will be the ones with power and monetary funding that ushers in the anti-christ but who and where from? Chrislim is the pre cursor to the one world religon and the anti-christ will require all to turn from differences for the sake of peace!!! There will be no peace… Honestly I’ve bashed denominations in the past but through study and growth we must put aside the difference in the way we interpret the word, Come together CHURCH before we are overwhelmed by the anti-church of Islam…

        • @Patrick: How can the Catholic Church usher in the anti-christ? The Catholic Church is Jesus. She is His Church. He established it. The Catholic Church knows how Jesus will arrive, especially the Pope. If anyone claims to be the “messiah” who didn’t touch down on the Mt. of Olives, the way the Bible teaches Jesus will arrive, he/she “aint” the messiah. I do wish the Catholic haters would get a life. You ARE right Patrick; about sticking together. We are going to need each other when it gets ugly, and it WILL get ugly. Jesus is “our”salvation, ALL of us, no other. This is what Catholics believe and this is what the Catholic Faith teaches. God bless.

          • No one said anything about hating the Catholics. True Christians just don’t believe they are Christ’s Bride. Why do Catholics worship the pope? Why do they pray to the Virgin Mary? Why do they have untold billions, maybe trillions? Why are they so secretive? Just like the Skull/Bones club the Bushes’ are members of-if it was doing good works it would not have to be so secretive. Just sayin’.

          • In case no one noticed, the man in the video and author of the article (that started all of the discussion) is selling a dvd. This makes me sad. Truth should be free. There’s lots of things I could add to the discussion, but this is my insight. It doesn’t mean he’s bad, but it’s crucial to remember things like this.

            May the Lord Jesus Christ (He is not a church, by the way – the church is His bride) protect and guide His children!

          • @Joann: Sorry I meant to put a period after the church statement. In reference to the world power with money is where the two should be separated statements. We should look at Germany again as waiting in the wings. There is no doubt Paul brought the Gospel to Rome and I believe in the Catholic church as well. The idea of the false prophet coming from the Holy Roman Empire can be overwhelming for believers as well, or for those that hear that teaching. But could the False Prophet be Islamic? It still could be years off or tomorrow. We can almost see it happening. You know whether we are rapture pre or post its gonna get bad and everyone will see it is Jesus and no fake, when he comes on the clouds. I’m sure we all believe this.

  49. An article in the Jerusalem Post
    “Merkel says support for Israel’s security ‘is part of Germany’s raison d’être’….. Interesting!

  50. Berlin Wall down for the this very reason: You bring this wall down and you’ll be waking up a Monster….. Bringing Germany, West and East together was a Bad Idea! She even knew that Germany in time would come back more powerful and would finish up the work they were planning to do since WW2, have the control of the entire world….. So, back to the antichrist who better than a man that would bring back to power in politics, richer and resurrected from a deadly wound than this leader, especially if we have a catastrophic event like let’s say WW3…. Keep your eyes on Germany and its leaders!

  51. I believe the Antichrist is going to be He who brings a nation back to power, richer, and restored in other words a leader that would heal a deadly wound like uh let say “Germany” This country is mentioned in the prophesy given in Rev.13 being part of this Beast body, the four heads of leopard. So we know although not seem like it now, it’s revealed that Germany is going to have a very important role in this New World Government. Germany is watching everything unfold from afar but learning and keeping notes of how to wait for the right moment. All of this of course by the maneuvering of someone who we may not know or give it much thought for now. It is known that as of right now Germany is getting richer and richer in the EU. Back in the late 80′s the well known Iron Lady fought hard to intervene bringing the m

  52. In light of the current events surrounding the Middle East, Russia and the US – I have noticed that Vladimir Putin has come onto the scene portraying himself as the “peacemaker” – He professes to be an Orthodox Christian and even referenced the Lord in his opinion article with the NY Times – Where he also used Pope Francis as a reference for one public figured opposed to military force in Syria. If you search for Pres. Putin on Wikipedia, it states that his ancestry is a mystery because they have no records of his family beyond his grandfather. With the popularity of the current Pope and the credit that Pres. Putin has been given for turning Russia’s economy around and now the circumstances surrounding him….could we be looking at the Antichrist and the False Prophet, in these two individuals?

    • I am so glad you posted this! I have felt this in my spirit for the last 2 years. I’ve never voiced this, but I believe you are absolutely right.

    • Putin – anti-christ – maybe. But every Catholic on the planet should know how Jesus will arrive, especially the Pope. If Jesus doesn’t touch down on the Mt. of Olives for the whole world to see, it isn’t Jesus. Find a “false prophet” elsewhere. Maybe a Jew. If Putin gives the Jews the right to sharing the Temple Mount and he brings peace to the Jews, the Jews will believe Putin is the awaited messiah and I think a prominent Rabbi may be the false prophet. Just something to think about. God bless.

  53. The CHRIST is not whom the muslim think he is, all because the scripture prophesied about the real CHRIST which is JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH.

  54. To look for the anti-christ,look who it would not be,could not be the pope he has enough trouble keeping his own believers in check. Tony blair,no chance, anyway he is a catholic,Barrack obama, no he cant solve the Palastinian problem,but he could be an undercover Muslim.But, but he could come from Iran,an highly educated person,with lineriage back to mohammed,even with jewish ancestry,appearing as the 12 th Imam, so smart he can convince the Sunni muslims to follow him.and the new world order would be islam. just a thought . But thats my opinion.

  55. TO FOOL THE WORLD, the ANTICHRIST had to be a bombastic speaker, full of magnetism and charm, but with leadership qualities that could only be empowered by Satan.
    A renowned minister once prophesied that the Antichrist could be Homosexual, and could be a Jew because he will win the trust of the Jewish nation allowing them to re-build the Tabernacle in Jerusalem.
    Note: opinion NOT mine but based on believable sources!

  56. The true Antichrist is anyone who turns away from Christ and His teachings. In these days there are too many to count.
    It is very curious coincidence that in the one gospel that proclaims the divinity of Christ the most it is written, ” after this many of his disciples drew back and no longer walked with him” John 6:66 (most translations). This was bread of life discourse. Only the Catholic, and Orthodox, Church does what Jesus asks us to do, eat His flesh and drink His blood. Not a symbol. It would not make sense that Christ would let his disciples walk away over a symbol. He was speaking literally.
    As for end times, we know not the day or the hour. Be in a state of grace at all times. Be like the bridesmaids who brought extra oil for their lamps. Don’t get caught without oil when the Bridegroom comes to claim His bride the Church. God Bless you all.

  57. Reading all this comments tells me that Christians don’t understand of what’s really happening out there and the things about to come.
    Its either that they don’t like or don’t want to face ( or simply don”t understand) the upcoming events developing, something that prophecy teachers are saying over and over.
    Gentlemen, open your bible, your eyes and your heart because we and our kids are heading towards an ugly “tornado” and if we lack knowledge our minds and souls will be deceived.

    • I agree with you, Samuel, the BIBLE is the only source of understanding, when one gets enlightened they can predict what is to come.

  58. To deny the name of our Lord Jesus Christ is to deny Christianity.

    to deny Christianity is anti-Christianity. We now have those who say they believe in the Messiah as THE son of God, but will not use the name Jesus Christ, saying that the name Jesus is a pagan form of Zeus.

    To deny Jesus is to deny Christianity and embrace anti-Christianity

  59. We need to watch what is unfolding before us and heed the warnings from Jesus.
    Thank you EndTime Ministries for your efforts to inform and educate.

  60. According to Revelation 19:20 and 20:10 only the “beast” and the “false prophet” are punished eternally… Where is the antichrist?
    According with the bible (at least my Spanish bible) there is no antichrist mentioned in the book of revelation nor in Paul’s letters (as “Antichrist) or someone (a person) to rule on earth (except the false prophet). Only John the apostle in his first epistle (2:18-22; 4:1-3) uses that adjective to refer to those ,including probably the false prophet, that goes against Christ.

  61. Jesus Christ told us who the anti-christ is. He said ” those who deny the Christ, this is the anti- christ”. Only one people deny the Christ. The Jews who denied Him 2000 years ago and deny Him now. It was Jews who gave the world communism and socialism. It is the Jews who are forcing one world socialism on the whole world. So wake up. If Jews were God’s chosen people then why did Christ condemn them on every turn and tell them that they are from their father the devil. And why did he say that they are not his sheep. Only true Isrealites are his sheep.

    • Muslilms deny Christ too. So do the Jehovah Witnesses and Atheist. Any faith that is NOT Christian ALL deny Christ. BUT there is hope for the Jews because prophecy says that the Jews will accept Christ in time. Jews, by the way, ARE Israelites, they are one and the same. I pray as Jesus did that “we would all be one.” God does NOT want anyone to perish. God bless.

      • Muslim don’t deny Jesus, but they reject the fact of the trinity, They claim that Jesus is a prophet of God and his birth was miraculous, through the virgin Mary, indeed the Coran is the only religious book that dedicate a full chapter to Her. Those who reject Jesus are plain and clear for all to see, but some just want to blind their eyes to satisfy their whims. Which is against the teachings of Jesus himself.

        • Andy: Sorry, my bad. I just assumed everyone knew I was talking about Jesus’ divinity. I’ll try to be more specific in the future. They also deny that Jesus died on the cross. And your right, they deny the Trinity. Indeed, they do give more credence to Mary than Jesus. God bless.

      • Jehovah’s Witnesses do not deny Jesus is the Christ, they believe He is the Son of God. and our Savior. They don’t believe in the Trinity.

        • Jw’s believe that Jesus is a created being, and was Michael the Archangel. Don’t have the room on this post of all the evil that is interwoven with the JW belief system.

        • Your right Kimberly, they don’t believe in the Trinity. However, they also do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God. They believe that Jesus is Michael the arch-angel reincarnated. See Dn. 12:1.

  62. You people need to stick with what the book of revelation States and says.Jesus Christ is God our father and creator.to speculate and conger up things that are not in the Bible and in the book of revelation are all the works of the devil.Satan is working overtime to drag as much people away from God into his home called hell.if you don’t see Christ coming in the clouds then you know he hasn’t come yet.its time for this society of degenerates to wake up.buhdda;Mohamed muhajin or lucifer didn’t die on a cross or get raised from the dead.

  63. Nilda,please follow these leaders well B4 U justify either of them,thesame ones you are mentioning their names 2 vindicate could jst be thesame Ones preparing the way 4 the anti-christ just as John the Baptist prepared the way for JESUS

  64. Has the identity of the antichrist has been established? I know he is not Obama nor the Pope but he will come from within Europe. 666 has to do with his name and country? Thanks.

  65. Irvin I love you but you are wrong. Catholics do believe and are taught about the 2nd coming of Christ. We are told to always be ready not only because Jesus could come at any time, but also because we can die at anytime.

  66. Hi, I’m having questions about the Antichrist, as I have been reading some things about Him. Is He a homosexual?

    • Some have made this claim because the Bible says, he will not regard the desire of women. This does not mean that he will be a homosexual. So we have no Biblical proof that the Antichrist will be a homosexual.

      • Islam cares nothing about the desire of women either, they are just breeding stock to these extremists. I think the antichrist may be Muslim.

  67. avandagriff: If you are saying that the true Church is the Church of Acts, then I’m confused. The Church of Acts was in existence for 16 centuries before Martin Luther broke away from it. Are you telling me that the Catholic Church is the Church that has the “TRUTH?” God bless.

    • In the book of Acts chapter 2, it states that the believers got together daily to break bread as Jesus instructed, in memory of His sacrifice, and to emphasis Jesus is our Passover Lamb, the Savior the Jews had been waiting for. Today we call this communion.

    • Roman Catholicism pulled away from the teaching of the word of God. The church experienced a great falling away and things are headed back in the direction they were intended to go. A true church should follow the model of the church in the Bible which is found in the book of Acts.

    • I would not advise following other teachings. The Bible teaches us everything we need to know. I would stay with the word of God.

          • avandagriff: That’s not what the Bible says. 1 Tim 3:15 says that the CHURCH is the piller and ground of the truth. With so many churches, which one are we to believe? Each Church has their own interpretations of the truth. The Holy Spirit is NOT the God of confusion, the Holy Spirit is the God of Truth, sooo again, which church has the Truth? God bless.

          • A church that mirrors the church in the book of Acts is a right church. Churches need to be in alignment with the word of God. Some say there are debatable passages but there are clear examples of how the early church carried these things out. The church today should not forsake the teachings, principles, and practices of the church of Acts. God bless.

  68. Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ Our Lord! <
    thank you for this oppurtunity for study of the Word! Your show has been a true blessing and I pray for your ministry everyday that the Lord will use it in a mighty way!

  69. I used to be a catholic but I am not sure which kind of catholic Irvin Baxter is referring to that they don’t talk about Jesus return . This is a lie against the catholic and if Irvin does not apologize to Catholics before he dies, he knows what awaits those who bear false witness against others. The catholic recites the apostles creed which states Jesus return. During their blessing of their communion, which by the way is done in their every service , they always say ” we comemorate your death and your resurrection, oh Christ, till you come again” . So, Irvin, I think Catholics remember Jesus return more than you. You need repentance.

    • lol I’m not catholic anymore, I am LDS, but I do think it is wrong how Christians are bickering at one another by lying and so on. I know Jesus’ return is taught in all Christian Doctoiran (sorry for my poor spelling) Anyway, I look forward to seeing how things in the world play out. I can’t wait till Jesus comes.

  70. The above statement that the Catholic Church as well as some Orthodox groups, not emphasizing the return of Jesus Christ is a lie. Every time we go to Mass we (Catholic Christians) recite the Nicene Creed:
    … He (Jesus) ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. …” For the record, the word Antichrist is not mentioned once in the Book of Revelation and the apostate teaching on The Rapture is not found in the Bible at all! The teaching on the Rapture was started in Scotland in the 1800s. It never existed before that. The fact is, Irvin Baxter and like minded “Doom and Gloom” and “End of Times” cults wouldn’t recognize Orthodox Christianity if it hit him right between the eyes!

    • The word “Antichrist” does not appear in Revelation, however, the Antichrist is certainly mentioned. He is called the beast in Revelation 13. We know this is the Antichrist from the context of this chapter. The word “rapture” is also not found in the Bible but it is taught. What mainstream Christianity refers to as the rapture the Bible calls the first resurrection in Revelation 20:4-6, the catching up in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, and the gathering together in Matthew 24:29-31 and 2 Thessalonians 2:1. So these teachings are definitely scriptural.

      • Which beast are you referring to in Revelation 13, the beast from the sea or the earth? I understand the beast from the sea as representing the Roman Empire and Emperor Nero and the beast from the land refers to the cult of worshipping the Roman Emperor. The second beast received it’s authority from the first beast. To get to the point, the Book of Revelation is a book that was written in the 1st century for the 1st century Church. They would have understood John to be writing about Emperor Nero who was persecuting the Church in the 1st century. And he was a beast, he was ruthless. They would not have understood this as some futuristic 21st Century event. This is describing a past event, the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in AD 70. As far as the rapture is concerned, I’m not interested in what John Darby wrote in the 1820s and 1830s. He was a disillusioned Anglican priest who created his own ideology. I don’t believe him because the teaching comes from his interpretation of scripture. It is a man-made teaching. It was not a teaching by the apostles or the Church they founded, the Catholic Church. But if you want to put your faith in a teaching that is less than 200 years old, written by a disillusioned man and ignore the apostolic teachings of the past 2,000 years, then be my guest.

        • The beast from the sea represents the world government but the term beast is also used to speak of the Antichrist. As you agree it speaks of a government and the ruler of that government. Revelation 1:19 shows that John was to write the things he had seen, the things which were, and the things which would be hereafter. John begins to write the things which would be hereafter in Revelation 4. So John was not writing those things to the churches of Asia Minor. John was recording future events. Regardless if you subscribe to the late date or early date for the writing of Revelation the prophecies are not applicable to 70 AD. John’s writings culminated at the second coming of Jesus Christ. So if you believe Nero was the beast then Nero could have only ruled for 42 months as Revelation 13:5 states. We learn in Daniel 7 that the Lord returns after the reign of the Antichrist. We also learn that once He returns He establishes His kingdom on the earth for 1,000 years. After this Satan is loosed for a short time, causes men to come against God in battle, and God consumes the earth in fire. Finally the great white throne of judgment occurs and we go into eternity. So if we are currently living in eternity then I would agree with you but we most certainly are not.

          I do not embrace the teachings of John Darby either but rather the teachings of Paul. Paul looked forward to the resurrection more than anyone us in the Bible. He spoke of it numerous times. You can refer to Romans 8:11, Philippians 3:7-14, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, and 1 Corinthians 15. God bless.

          • I agree that John wrote about things he had seen, the things which were, and the things which would be hereafter. The second coming of Jesus Christ did happen when he returned to Jerusalem in AD 70 and destroyed it. This was the official end of the Old Covenant and ushered in the the current era of the New Covenant. I do believe that at the of this age Jesus will come again. God bless you as well.

  71. I read recent remarks about the Mark of the Beast. In the Army, Let’s just say God spoke to some Christians about the RFID chip, going into people’s skins, like dogs & cats. Looks like a mark in the skin. If this IS or similar or close to the “mark” found in hand or forehead. They’re Testing it. We are real close. Only a matter of time.

    • I heard about this “chip” when I was a child. I’m now a grown woman…. and its freaky to think that something like this exsists.

  72. hmm, now that the Pope has been elected, where does this put us? I don’t think he’s going to be our last Pope, for his name certainly doesn’t start with a Peter…or does that really matter? I wonder also, if the Pope has nothing to do with anything YET…until the Antichrist comes…I will know that we are definately in the throes of the end times when I see the actual plans of the temple being implimented…also, I’m very interested in seeing what Obama has up his sleeve with Israel, and the peace progress…if he can pull that one off, that’ll be something to sit up and pay attention too…as well as I feel that we are on the brink of ww3..what with North Korea rattling it’s sabre, and Iran with a ‘year’ away from a nuclear bomb…I think we should pay attention more to these signs right now…for we have to go thru ww3 first…then I bet the other signs will really start popping…for I believe I remember Mr. Baxter stating something that made sense…AFTER the war, people will be screeching for peace…and guess who will fullfill that want…..

    • The new Pope’s family are Italian immigrants! and by no coincidence the new Pope takes the name “San Francesco d’Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone. “di Pietro” ~ Peter! All Popes sit in the chair of who they believe the “Church” was built upon, Saint Peter. They are by Catholicized nature all Peters!

  73. Nice insightful article. Just a pity that the father of the lie has most of the world in his grip. I wonder what is going to happen after the hindos had their 400 000 years.? LOL

    • The mark of the beast cannot happen until the Antichrist is in power. The Antichrist gains power in the middle of the 7 years so the mark of the beast will be implemented during the last 3 1/2 years.

      • But will it not be the world religious leader the one that causes the people to worship the final world ruler that implements the mark? That is my understanding.

        • It appears that the Antichrist will do this scripturally when we follow the context of Revelation 13. However we know that the False Prophet is going to be ruling along side the Antichrist so I am sure that both of them will be in favor of this enforcement. If you have further questions feel free to send an email to avandagriff@endtime.com. God bless.

  74. Catholics don’t emphasize the return of Jesus Christ? That’s a different Catholic Church than I belong to. We don’t speculate on when it is going to happen, but we every week the liturgy emphasizes that Christ is coming again. Just more anti-Catholic drivel from this web site.

    • Bart, we are not being anti-Catholic. I was raised Catholic, taught in Catholic schools and can remember being taught that one day there will be an evil pope. Please don’t take comments on the pope and all being anti-Catholic. I encourage you to read the bible, to study prophesy, and find Jesus as your Savior. I wish I had the magical words to embrace you to use discernment and to do your own study, finding the Truth. The Truth will set you free. I will pray for you brother. In His Love!!

    • Thanks Bart, I was under the impression that Catholics didn’t know much about the antichrist. Appreciate your clearing it up for me :o)

  75. For the Antichrist to be accepted by Israel during his peace proclamations that person will have to have Hebrew genes, or at least say he does.
    Which is why people are absolute idiots for suggesting various politicians, and other religious orders.

  76. Israel just granted the Pope a seat in what they believe to be where the last supper took place and is also King David’s tomb. The Vatican has been trying to control Jerusalem. Is it possible that when it says that the Gentiles will control the outer court , that it is referring to the Vatican?

  77. This time it is for all the marbles! Spiritual Deception is almost upon us. Satan will almost deceive the very elect.
    So called Christian these days are so pathetic they do not know when Christ will return before or after or in between the tribulation nobody is united, the church is a mess we act as though the world will go on forever,, Satan is laughing while we get the latest iphone and music upload. Luke 21:36 tell us not to get carried away with the cares of this life. Well we are in it up to our necks,, MTV rule the kids,, sex on tv and the internet rule the parents, and the antichrist is almost here the new pope will be revealed this week and we are not ready,, we are asleep at the wheel, obama’s RFID is READY. What do you think about the Rapture now….. what will you do when you cannot buy food for your kids without a mark???? 5 foolish virgins they were not preppers.

  78. Hello, I went to Apocalyptic Church End Time Prophecy, and they have a seven year calendar and they think that were living in the seven year tribulation right now, they say why and when it began. The anti-christ reveals himself half way through the seven and so does the false prophet. they are suppose to rule for 42 months. but also it says that the anti-christ will try and change set times and laws. Look up daniel 12 verse 11

    • According to the Bible this is not possible. Daniel 9:27 says that the confirmation of the covenant will begin the final 7 years. Also note that the verse does not say that the 7 years will be tribulation. The Bible teaches that the last 3 1/2 years will be the tribulation period.

  79. I read most of your comments, see that some of you were wonder who will be anti-christ and who will be false religion…well, according the Bible, stated that there is no names for those who will rule the world. Only thing for us to know the truth is that the world is very disaster (we are in the end times now)…knowing that Jesus Christ is coming anytime and the true believer will go with Him. Many people will fall down hard and worship the anit-christ because of his miracles and his smooth talking to those who thinks he is God. Be careful and you have to be prepared right now, by repent, follow Him, study His words more and you will be saved. Anti-christ and the false prophet will rule the world for only 7 years but millions of people will find out that he is not God (anti-christ) then there will be worse war against him and his people…So I want to make sure that one of you understand what the Bible teaches us about what is happening around the world…everything is match according the Bible! Please wake up and someone needs to be saved, read Acts 2:38, Romans 10:9. So one of you can be saved before it is too late. God bless you all with His abundant love.

    • When the trumpet sounds and the judgments start, you WILL KNOW WITHOUT A DOUBT. Start a relationship with Jesus Christ right now so you can stop worrying and wondering who the antichrist is or will be. The only thing you will need to worry about then is; who do you see that you would like to be in heaven with you and Jesus? Hopefully, it’s everyone you meet.

  80. With what is going around us in the whole world can we say we are in the of the world? And CHRIST second coming is at hand. Pls I want u people to help with this message: why revival tarry

  81. I’m not sure I understand about the Judaism; Because it almost sounds like they are expecting “The Real Christ” like us Christians. Is what they are expecting, false, because they look for this messiah to REBUILD the temple himself? And that they are expecting this messiah to only include the Jews for this world peace? So they are not looking for Jesus Christ from the bible to come; but some unknown man to do these things?

    • The Bible tells us that a man will stand in the new temple and declare himself to be God, he will call down fire from heaven. The false prophet will be with him, and will confirm that he is God, and will worship him. The world will believe (as a whole, except for the elect). This antichrist will be believed to the extent tgat he will cause the sacrifices at the temple to cease; because believing that God has returned, they will accept his instruction.
      The bible does not specifically state that the last pope will be the false prophet or that his name will be Peter. The “prophecy” of the name of the false prophet comes from elsewhere in the world. We do know that throughout time the “one world religion” has always been within the “Holy Roman Empire”, which was headed by the king (ie.Charlemagne, etc. and the pope) There are also other sciptures indicating that the pope will be the false prophet spoken of in the prophecy. Even the catholic believers that I know have been taught that the last pope will be evil and mislead the church.
      It’s up to you what you will believe, but God gave us His word so that we would know what to expect and what we must do to be saved. Read the bible and pray tgat God will give you understanding o f what you must do.

    • so far the prophecies of the popes have been fulfilled but nobody will know who petrus romanus will be because popes rule under another name but when the false prophet does come he will rule under the name peter which no pope has ever done.

  82. I know one thing that my Bible tells me that the antichrist are those who Add or Remove from the word of God Almighty. And today many of the so called pastors go against the Bilbe by their volumes of personal written books and Dvds which they have priority above the Holy Bible. But the true children of God should not be moved because we know that it is written Judgement shall start from the house of God.

  83. One major suspect of being the antichrist is the former defence minister of germany I say this because he fulfills the great monarch prophecies and the biblical prophecies of the antichrist.

    • to be antichrist is to refuse that Jesus, the Christ, came in the flesh. Therefore, denying His miraculous birth, death resurrection and ascension.
      Pastors who don’t preach Jesus’ birth, death resurrection and ascension but concentrate on things such as financial principles are no more or less than the forerunners of the antichrist.

  84. 2Thessalonians chapter2 verse 5-7 Irvin what exactly does this mean who is holding back the antichrist thankyou for teaching us about the endtimes

  85. I think the two demonstrations of Antichrist (with Satan inside) will appear: in the new Temple, built in Jerusalem
    and secondly the spirit of Antichrist will enter inside of plenty of men and women for their destruction as soon as possible at the second and glorious return of Lord YAHSHUA.
    But that’s important the christian must now walk in holiness, pray, stay up and look for the rapture because they will seriously be tormented until death.
    seriously be tormented until death.

  86. In my opinion the abomination of desolation does not take place in a structural temple. The temple of God where the abomination takes place is the human being. Yahshua answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Here Jesus speaks of the holiest temple of God is the temple of man not a building. Many people will be looking for the antichrist to walk into a temple and call himself God but I think this is too obvious and many will know what this means. I think rather satan will enter the antichrist or some other event but I don’t think it will be a building. 1 Corinthians 3:16 Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? Is not man more holy a temple of God than a building?

    • It’s literal because when the antichrist enters therein he will put an end to the sacrifices. However it doesn’t have to be a solid structure. At one point the Hebrews had a moving temple, a giant tent in other words. Also one of the parts of the Israeli/Palestinian treaty, will include sharing the temple mount with the Muslims.

    • The reason this is a literal temple is that this will be Soloman’s temple which doesn’t exist at this moment, Solomon’s temple is known as the temple of God, as will see in the Old Testament. This is why it’s a prophecy and why people don’t understand this, In 70 ad the Romans and the Assyrians destroyed the Temple and Jesus said it will be rebuild in troublous times, Solomon’s Temple will be rebuild and the Anti-Christ will cause the Abomination that will make Jerusalem Desolate.

    • The Bible tells us that there will be a literal temple during the time of the antichrist and Jesus’ second coming. Revelation 11, tells us of John measuring out the temple that will be set up. Also, in 2 Thessalonians 2 it tells us, that the antichrist will sit in the temple and claim to be God.

      • 19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail. Revelations 11:19. Was he measuring the temple on earth or in heaven? 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 2 Thessalonians 2:4 God resides in each in every one of us. We are the temples of God. Could it not mean that satan will reside in a person and claim to be God? Thank you and God Bless!

        • This passage, which I am referring to,in Revelation 11:1-2 is talking about the earth. You have the temple and the altar for the ones that worship God, then you have the outer courts for them that do not worship God. Obviously, unbelievers will not be in Heaven. Then later on in that same chapter we see the 7th trumpet taking place(the rapture). That is when we get to see into Heaven. Satan is not an omnipresent spirit like God. He cannot inhabit every individual like God can. The passage in 2 Thessalonians 2, Paul is giving instruction to the people that the rapture is not eminent. And then goes on to give signs to show when it will happen later in the end times.

  87. Hello
    this thought about Muslims is wrong that president of Iran is the deputy of “Mahdi”.
    what is your reference about this idea???(pleas answer)
    pleas research first and next write your site.

    • 2 Thessalonians 2:6 tells us that time is the factor holding the Antichrist back. Once everything meets up with God’s appropriate time, then the Antichrist will be revealed.

      • Just to add, there has to be a falling away of the holy spirit before the Anti-Christ is reveal, God will quiet his spirit with men before the Anti-Christ comes to power, they will believe a lie and be condemned. 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 read from the beginning of the chapter. After the falling away then will come an appointed time for the man of sin.

        • When we start from the beginning of 2 Thessalonians 2 we find that the day of the second coming and the rapture cannot happen until there is a falling away frist and the man of sin is revealed. This passage shows us a post tribulation rapture.

  88. Most people around me at work, at my church and my family don’t seem to care or be aware of a major spiritual turn of events ready to take place. I feel I’m just about the only one, alone, except for people like Endtimes Ministry and Jack Van Impe Ministries. Why is that?

    • My answer is simple. There are true Christians and people who claim to be Christians. All you can do is Pray for those people and keep your faith and try to shed the light of God unto those who are blind. There two kind of people. Children of the earth and Children of God. Children of God must spread the word to the CHhildren of the earth

    • I’ve got the same feeling exactly so don’t be discouraged because there are others like me, that can see it and feel it. The moral decline, peoples indifference, media deception, blindness to the truth, corrupt government, all plain to see. Bible prophecy up to now has been incredibly accurate and that is proof the great (I AM) is real. So many things are falling into place now that indicate we are in the endtimes. Jesus is the only way to salvation.

  89. Praise the Lord!

    I was reading this morning in Daniel 11 and something jumped out at me that I had not noticed in this way before.
    Daniel 11:24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

    The part that really jumped out at me was “he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches” More specifically, “he shall scatter among them the…riches” According to Revelation & Zechariah we know that the Red Spirit, which is Communism, will be the political view of the World Government. When reading Daniel this morning that verse jumped out at me because a major agenda of Communism is to “spread the wealth around.” Or, “scatter among them the…riches” if you will.
    WOW!

    Any thoughts?

    God bless,
    Steve in SC

    • This is the meaning of Fat-oily substance present in the bodies of animals and in some plants fatten, make fat; gain weight, become fat overweight; containing fat; thick; sleek; rich; fertile; good (Slang) area of a disk in which the location of each file is recorded (Computers) Notice it means rich, and fertile, just something to think the richest country are those with oil, just a side note they say that Iraq has the finest and richest oil, and they could be the richest country in the world once they get a currency.

    • I just want to say Communism is on a major downfall, no major country is Communism, except China and I’ve been reading in the news that China is wanting to go democracy, so Communism is on a downfall. Now Islam is similar to Communism and they control the oil(rich province)plus most Islamic nations has nuclear weapons(strong devices) plus they believe the Mahdi will bring them gifts of gold and silver. Just something I been studying may or may not but just something to think about

  90. well we are actually living in end time what Bible says is what is happening in the world today.what surprises me is that many Christians are asleep they live their lives like heaven is not real.the system of the world have effected a lot of believers in the name of achievement.the question is how many believers will lay their wealth down for Christ?is to bad that many of us have gone off from heavenly race.is time to return home and make Christ our Lord again.

  91. hey pastor,
    First i would like to tell you that i have followed your ministry since i was about 8 (i am 14 now) and i really appreciate it. Second, i just saw a video on youtube about the anti christ. It suggested that pres obama is the anti christ. Some of the evidence was tht at a public hearing, obama read some scripture that started as “i am the lord thy God. There are none before me.” then the people started cheering “four more years”. He stopped talking and listened to their chants with a grin on his face. Also, according to the obama health care bill, by march 23, 2013, it will be mandatory for all us citizens to have a microchip implanted in their right hand and this chip will be how we access our bank accounts. Would this mean we have entered the tribulation period? Obama was elected (primarily) about 3 1/2 years ago. I woul love to hear your thoughts on this. Thank you.

    • Hello Jonathan,

      It is good to see a young person investing in the word of God and studying the prophecies of the Bible. Keep up the good work.

      From what we find in the scriptures President Obama cannot be the Antichrist. Also we have been through the health care bill that was passed and it does not mention anything about a mandatory chip implementation. So we are not in the tribulation period. Remember what Jesus said in Matthew 24:15-21. When we see the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, then shall be great tribulation. The tribulation will start after the abomination of desolation occurs.

  92. “If you consider the broadest definition of Christianity, not all of the approximately 2.1 billion Christians anticipate the arrival of Jesus Christ as Messiah. The Catholic Church, as well as some Orthodox groups, does not emphasize the return of Jesus Christ.”

    Catholics are not Christians you’ve suggested.

  93. Overlooked:

    In identifying the probable area from which the antichrist will emerge, a significant element, often overlooked, needs to be noted: The Roman Empire split into two parts in the third century A.D. An Eastern half was created with its capitol in Constantinople, now Istanbul, Turkey. This half is now primarily Muslim. The Western half became the Holy Roman Empire about 800 AD with the crowning of Charlemagne as king by Pope Leo.

    These two divisions can be pictured as the two legs of iron in Nebuchadnezzar’s image in Daniel Chapter two. On each of the legs are five toes. The toes represent the kingdom that will be crushed by the kingdom of God. Logically, five of the ten will be from the European Union which is reclaiming its identity as the revived Holy Roman Empire and five from the Middle East. It would follow that the antichrist could come from either the European Union or the Middle East.

    • Turkey has a bid for EU membership, or at least they did. I was unable to find a reliable source on current facts about this subject.
      Also, according to Daniel 8:8-9 we see that the AC will rise out of one(1) of the four(4) kingdoms that came about after Alexander’s fall. Because of this, and the current state of the EU, I have leaned towards him coming from Greece, or a small country near it. If Turkey is accepted that will include another area of the four(4) kingdoms split from Alexander. I believe he will come from the EU, or whatever the EU will be after they make the required changes so that it “works” better.
      Interesting to see what happens.

      God bless,
      Steve in SC

  94. The anti-christ, I.e; son of perdition, is a flesh man. Him and the false prophet are thrown together into the lake of fire: Revelation 20:20!

  95. Is Benjamin Netanyahu a born again Christian? If no, how can we support Israel’s leadership if the leaders have not accepted Christ has their personal savior?

    • We support them because , as the scriptures tell us, “Israel is the apple of His eye”. Also says He will bless those that bless Israel and curse those that curse Israel. Jesus comes from the Jewish people. Although God is the father.

  96. Hey Mr Baxter I stumbled upon this person named William Tapley on YouTube who is an endtime ‘co-prophet’ and he claims that he is the eagle of the bible I’m confused a bit can you have a look at him and provide details as to whether he actually is telling the truth and in one of his YouTube vids he claimed you were a false teacher

    Kind regards

    • Daniel 7 tells us that the beasts represent kings and kingdoms. If he was the ruler of the United States then maybe his claim could be considered however he is not. Most of the time these beasts are represented as nations or kingdoms. As a result a single man by himself cannot fulfill these prophecies. Daniel 7 clearly shows that the beasts represent a kingdom and/or the king of that kingdom.

  97. Zechariah 11:17 said this about the Anti-Christ, Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened. So here’s one description of him

  98. Hello, I have been doing some Study on the end time and have Run across a few things I would like to hear your comments on,,, There is a Black Pope who is a Dutchman Peter-Hans Kolvenbach,,, He is the highest order of the Catholic Church which are the jesuits,,I also have read where the scripture says that the Anti Christ will sit on a while throne between to Cherub colums and Claim to bo god,,, is this not already happening with the pope now and that when the new temple is built in jeruselum that there is where the anti christ will take his seat and to claim himself god? To study the jesuits is a wealth of info and they have been ruling from behind the scenes for some time,,, very believable as in the book of Revelation we see that the mother harlot is Rome, also that the false prophit is who will lead the multitude to worship and give his blessing to the anti christ is the current pope or the pope in power when the day comes?
    Thank You,
    A BELIEVER ONLY IN JESUS!

    • We do not believe this is happening now. There is a time frame for this prophecy in Daniel 9:27. There must first be the confirmation of the covenant in order for a temple to be built. 3 1/2 years after the confirmation of the covenant the Antichrist will stand in the temple and claim to be God. This event is known as the abomination of desolation and this is the event that starts the tribulation. This has not happened just yet. We do believe that whoever is pope at the time of the abomination of desolation will be the false prophet. Is that the current pope? We tend to think not because of his age. We believe that the next pope may be the last. We will just have to wait and see how these things unfold.

  99. Hello Pastor….

    I just want to first of all say that I really appreciate you. Thank God for you and this ministry. Second, I would like to ask you what would be the best teaching that you have that would be good for me to obtain for my daughter of 18 years old, that would be best in preparing her for the end times?

    Again thank you so much and may God continue to bless you.

    • HI Salathiel,
      With teens there are no guarantees they will have much outward interest, but I have found the truth goes a long way. God Bless You.

    • Thanks for commenting Salathiel! What type of things is your daughter interested in? We have a wide variety of materials that would surely consist of something your daughter would find interesting.

      God Bless!

      • Its really inspiring what you discussing, may the most high God give you his spirit to guide you.I am so much into the things of God the Father but i dnt underztand this rapture and tribulation processes.Help me please…

  100. Dear Pastor,

    I first and foremost thank you for your incisive insight in biblical prophecies. I watched your telecast on TBN this morning and for once all my confusion and answers on the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ was clarified. Most of the teachings i have come across on this subject are confusing and not helpful. I am certainly going to be one of your avid fan because i want myself, my family and friends to be rapturable. I would certainly place order for your books as soon as possible. Please keep up the good work.

    Kind regards.

    Tony Abraham

  101. i watched your broadcast on daystar and i am very happy with it as i know that we are waiting for the coming of the son of GOD in rapture

  102. They are implementing the smart ID at my high school this year. I am not sure If I want to be a part of this. I know this is not the mark of the beast but it just lets us know that we are very close. Every school in my district is going to start using them to keep track of all the students. This sounds to close to the real thing. Here is the link to the smart student ID Cards.

    http://nisd.net/studentlocator/

    • I forgot to mention that one of the teachers has information that next year they have plans to start implanting the chips in the students finger or forehead. She was not supposed to tell us but she is concerned about it as well.

  103. He was wounded as unto death and the world marvel, Would it surprise you if a Iraq revival to the World Power, John wrote the beast that WAS, But Is Not, But Will Be, Shows that it cant be the Roman Empire cause he said Was, he didn’t say IS, like he did when he was talking about the fallen kings, he said five had fallen on is and the other is to come and continue a short space.The bible said that the Anti-Christ grew exceeding great to the east, another key point to why he’s from the Middle East. Don’t be surprise if one day we will wake up and Iraq will be the most powerful nation on the planet, mark my words, the bible said in Revelation the beast was wounded as to death and the whole earth marvel as the deadly wound was healed, We’ll see a Rebuild Babylonian Empire, The story of King Nebuchadnezzar and the three Hebrew boys is a picture of the Anti-Christ and the way people will be force to worship his image. The Anti-Christ is a Shi’ite Muslim bible has strong proof.

  104. Might we look for the AntiChrist to come from a wider area than the present European Union? We know he will be the leader of the one-world government which will arise from among the ten toes of the beast of Daniel 7 and Revelation 13. This is the ruthless beast destroyed by Jesus when he comes. The beast is from the sea suggesting many nations or peoples. The references to the lion and the bear in Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 would indicate Western Europe. The bear tells us this terrible beast includes Russia.
    The Antichrist will arise out of the revived Roman Empire which the conventional wisdom of Prophecy teachers says is the current European Union or the revived Holy Roman Empire.
    However this does not take into account the Eastern branch of the Roman Empire. Persia, Palestine and parts of North Africa were at one time ruled by Rome. In AD 293 the Emperor Dioclesian decided to shift the center of the Roman Empire to the East. It was named Byzantine or the Eastern Roman Empire. Its capital was named Byzantium, later Constantinople–now Istanbul–Turkey.
    Then the Western half divided into 5 parts, split up among the Germanic tribes who continued to identify themselves as Rome, retaining a semblance of its identity as ‘Rome’ during the era of the ruler Charlemagne. Successors to these five might be the now five strongest nations in the European Union: Britain, France, Spain, Italy and Germany.
    Following the death of Mohammed in 632 , the Middle Eastern Arabs increasingly overran the Byzantine Eastern Orthodox Empire. The Eastern leg of the revived Roman Empire is now strongly Muslim Will we be able to see the emergence here of possibly five rulers from among which would arise the Antichrist? There are several strong candidates for kings from the East and Middle East: for instance the rulers of Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan
    It also does not consider the establishment in the United States of the United Nations which has evolved the leadership of Paul Warburg with the creation of the Federal Reserve Bank in 1913, the Brookings Institute in 1916, and the Council of Foreign Relations in 1921. According to Dr. Baxter these look to a one-world economy, a one-world religion and a one world government, all strongly supported by the Vatican.
    The United Nations is primarily pro-Muslim, not supporting Israel’s right to exist. These observations could give strong credence to the expectation that its leader would be a Muslim, even the Mahdi eagerly awaited by the Muslims.

  105. yeah, we are have to tighten up our seat belt, because nobody can face the antichrist, the only solution is to be upright with God, so that you don’t miss rapture. The torment by the antichrist will be to much and you have no choice, so the best to do is to trust in God
    you don’t have to be afraid, it has been written and it will all come to pass. As Christian our main concern is to pray for God Grace so that we don’t miss it!
    NOTICE: without holiness no man can see God!!!
    holiness is the key to dine with God in heaven
    I pray that God will help us

    • Corinthians 10:13, …He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
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      Of course we can face the antichrist. Is our faith so weak that temporary torment by the antichrist is enough for us to give in to his demands and suffer an eternity of torment? Since when have we ever “had no choice?” You always have a choice.
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      The end is coming soon. Pray that the Lord reveals the truth to you, so that you aren’t caught off guard.

  106. We have different views on when the rapture is going to take place but at least we do believe that there is going to be one. That being said we read in the Bible that this final antichrist which is coming upon the earth will be revealed after that which is holding him back is removed. Many believe it is the holy spirit that is holding this person back, others believe it is the church. I think it is both. I also hate to be the bearer of bad news for some people out there who think oh I will believe the gospel and believe that Jesus is the only way to be apart of the rapture but they say when that happens I will get right then. It isnt going to happen because the ones who knew the gospel and believed it yet didnt get that personal relationship with Christ will be put under a strong delusion to follow the antichrist. There will be people saved during the great tribulation but only those who either never heard the gospel or those who had heard it and didnt believe. But those who think that their going to wait to see if it happens are going to find out that not only was it real but now there is no hope for them. At least thats my view on it. And why not get into a personal relationship? Some say oh its to hard but in reality its not. Just keep in mind which place do you want to spend eternity? Of course the logical answer is heaven but some will still pick hell why I really dont know. I hope this helps someone.

    • God is in full control at all times. Nothing comes to me, without going through the Holy Father first. God wrote the script. The beginning to the very last second of what is to come. The Bible is the truth, and has the answers that one seeks to have. There is always hope for those that accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. One of the most difficult truths in the Bible is when Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-23,”Not everyone who says to me, Lord,Lord’ shall enter the Kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practiced lawlessness!” This is not a game we are playing, but a truth that must be said for it matters for people’s eternity. God is crystal clear about everything. There is nothing kept from us. The Bible tells us the truth. Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven. : ))

    • If you refuse the mark you will beheaded and you will enter the kingdom of heaven it won’t be to late to except Jesus as your Lord and savoir but if you take the mark you will not go to heaven Revlations 13 tells us no man shall by nor sell anything unless he has the mark,and if you refuse the mark you will be beheaded

  107. I belive jesus christ is d saviour of d world that u and i are in so pls and pls accept jesus christ as yr lord and savior 2day 2mmorow may be late he his d way d truth and d live no one sees GOD but through jesus christ d true religion is christanity becos d prophecy of d bible are comimg to pass no other religion prophesy what d bible said so open yr inner eye to see beyound human eye thank u as u accept him in yr heart and u will never regret knowing jesus christ to d entre world.

    • vic please believe me that excepting Jesus Christ as your personal savior is not salvation. It is God bless you are very good start. But read acts chpt. 2, the birth of the church. the way the first believers were saved is how the last person will be saved. acts 2:38.Peter said repent and be baptized evey one of you in the NAME of Jesus Christ , for the remission of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. in the Bible when they received the Holy Ghost , they spoke in tongues. Dont except anything less.

      • No one comes to the Holy Father BUT by and through Jesus Christ! He is the only way to heaven! Believe He is the truth, the way, and the life. He is my Lord and Savior. Only JESUS CHRIST can save! Believe the truth that, He was sent here to die for our sins and for our SALVATION on the cross, so that we may have everlasting life! Believe upon his NAME as your personal savior. There is nothing better than, Lord Jesus Christ! I read the King James Bible. One last note on the AC. I’ll throw in France and England- the latter has more attention. -”The great white hope?” ;-) God Bless! :-) Great show and wonderful DVD’s. Thanks!

    • Accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior is a “confusing” concept.
      What is “NOT confusing” is the book of Acts. This is the only record in scripture
      whereby we must be saved. Repent and be baptized in Jesus Name, and then
      being filled with God’s spirit by the evidence of speaking in God’s language.
      Saying a prayer is good. But saying a prayer is not fulfilling Jesus’ instructions on
      how to be born again.