Pope Francis to address Congress in September, during historic Blood Red Moon Tetrad
By Rick Brinegar
Pope Francis has criticized the policies of unbridled capitalism, which “sacrifice human lives on the altar of money and profit.” He concluded his South American tour in July by calling for a new economic and ecological world order where the “goods of the Earth” are shared by everyone, not just exploited by the rich, who tend to become immune or callous to the sufferings of the poor. Sounds like wealth redistribution, doesn’t it?
In Bolivia, Pope Francis declared that the Church “speaks to the society in the name of mother Church, starting from its preferential and evangelical option for the poorest.” A “preferential option for the poor” is one of the main principles of liberation theology, which was first developed by Peruvian theologian Gustavo Gutierrez. In May, 2015, Gutierrez had praised the “new atmosphere” of the Vatican under Pope Francis, because it made it easier for the global church to have a special concern for the poor.
But wait, that’s not all. Bolivia’s president Evo Morales presented Pope Francis with a communist crucifix portraying Jesus nailed to the hammer of a hammer and sickle. CNN interpreted the look on the Pope’s face when he received the crucifix as “surprise.” He was not offended. He kept the communist crucifix and took it home, explaining later, “I understand this work. For me it wasn’t an offense.” Bolivia’s communications minister explained the symbology of the gift, saying, “The sickle evokes the peasant, the hammer the carpenter, representing humble workers, God’s people.” Right, that’s what it must be, a symbol of “humble workers.”
The First Jesuit Pope
Pope Francis is the first Jesuit Pope. Irvin Baxter of Endtime Ministries notes that liberation theology is embraced by the Jesuit order. According to Baxter, liberation theology teaches that if Jesus were on earth today, He would be a Marxist, taking from the rich and giving to the poor.
“Time Is Running Out”
During his South American trip, Pope Francis repeated some of the themes of his Encyclical on Climate Change issued last month, “Laudato Si.” Pope Francis said that time was running out to save the planet from perhaps irreversible harm to the ecosystem. Even though at least 19 members of Congress have made comments repudiating man-made global warming, the Senate had agreed with the Pope’s position, and voted last month, 98 to 1, that climate change is not a hoax, and that it is, at least in part, caused by human activity.
Planet Stewardship or Communism?
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh revealed the communist implications of the Pope’s Encyclical on Climate Change when she did her own translation from the Italian. In a portion criticizing the abuse of “our sister Mother Earth,” Dr. Johnson’s translation reads, “Any aspiration to care for and improve the world requires changing profoundly lifestyles, the patterns of production and consumption, the established structures of power that today govern society.” These phrases are very similar, according to Dr. Johnson, to wordings found in Agenda 21 and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which aim to destroy capitalism, not save the globe from ecological annihilation. Pope Francis will be at the United Nations on September 25, 2015, to launch the Sustainable Development Summit, a new plan to micromanage the entire globe, because all human activity affects the environment in some way.
Joint Meeting of U.S. Congress
Pope Francis will greet a joint meeting of Congress on September 24, 2015. Everyone gathered at the West Front of the Capital will be able to see the event displayed on huge Jumbotron screens, so that the public gathered in the National Mall can watch the event along with those in the House chamber. This will be the first time that the leader of the world’s Catholics has addressed Congress. The chamber will be packed with lawmakers and dignitaries who have gathered from around the nation to welcome the Pope. It will be similar in scope and pomp to a State of the Union address.
Super Blood Moons
A super blood moon will appear shortly after the Pope’s address to Congress. On September 28, 2015, the moon will beam 13% larger and 30% brighter than usual. It will get its red cast because it is part of a Tetrad of four consecutive total lunar eclipses happening in 2014-2015, which just “happen” to coincide with the Jewish holidays of Passover and the Feast of Tabernacles. There will be no more “Biblical Tetrads” for another 600 years. On September 28, there will be thousands of Jewish people living outside in booths for Sukkot (The Feast of Tabernacles) who will see a super blood moon over Jerusalem. “Biblical” blood moons have occurred only seven times since 3000 B.C.
Omens of War
Lunar eclipses have been seen as harbingers of bad things for Israel. If the eclipse is blood red, according to ancient Jewish tradition, it is a sign that war is coming to the world. All of the blood red moon tetrads over the past 2000 years have fallen during significant times when blood was shed.
Sons of Light in Dark Times
These days, there is a general sense of foreboding about a future marked by nuclear proliferation, terrorism, tyranny, financial chaos, supposed climate change “disaster,” NSA spying, deception, lawlessness and apostasy. How should we respond to a world in turmoil? Jesus said, “But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.” (Mark 13:23). The things He tells us about in advance are intended to produce repentance, holiness and faith. We are to be on guard, vigilant, and confident that those things which He says are going to happen will actually occur. We are sons of light, not of darkness. We can’t be asleep, like the rest of the world. We need to stay awake, with our wits about us.
On the Lord’s Side
We also need to be sure that we are on the right side. Jesus said, “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” (Matthew 12:30) C.S. Lewis said, “Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not last forever. We must take it or leave it.”