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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dress Rehersal

Catechism of the Catholic Church. 675.
Before Christ's Second Coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil "the mystery of iniquity" in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. This supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in the place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.
Pope Video 2 (which does not mention God or the Church) Pope Francis.
The relationship between poverty and the fragility of the planet requires another way of managing the economy and measuring progress, conceiving a new way of living.  Because we need a change that unites us all.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-11
The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power, and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false.
Are Pope Francis' monthly intentions revealing more than he intends? In Pope Video 1, we have at best indifferentism, or at worst, the gleam of a one-world religion on the horizon. In Pope Video 2 we have an allusion to a solution to our problems that does not involve Jesus Christ, but is entirely man-made.

When Ban Ki-moon or George Soros could make the same video as a pope, this is something the Bear finds curious. "Even the world's leading religious figure, Pope Francis, addressed UN member governments. 'The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development...is an important sign of hope,' before demanding a UN 'climate' regime as well."

What is Agenda 2030? An ambitious and incredibly expensive to fleece the North, indoctrinate children and infringe upon national sovereignty and individual rights. This is what Pope Francis is supporting.

The Bear does not believe Pope Francis is the Antichrist. This is just a dress rehearsal. And the Director must be very pleased.


  1. He is positively chilling. As bad as when he first walked out on the balcony.

    1. I am disappointed that my first reaction to him was one of empathy. He seemed nervous and rather timid, and my heart went out. One of the few times my discernment has let me down entirely.

    2. I felt the same way, Kathleen. Who could have known at that moment? I defended him in this ephemeris for a long time, as past articles show. I can't say I was wrong to trust the Pope, to give him the benefit of the doubt. Of course, now, we have an enormous body of evidence that he's a problem pope.

  2. There is a similar article about the papal video on OnePeterFive blog. Don't know if you read that or not. There is also another article on that blog which is interesting about how the Pope didn't even mention the name of Jesus in addressing the Chinese government, and also didn't mention the persecution of Christians there or their terrible policies on forced abortions.

  3. Sorry, the Pope was actually speaking to the Asian Times, not to the Chinese government....

  4. AntiChrist 666 versus Christ 777, the battle that has weaved through time with gains and losses. We're dug in with enemy fire coming in from all directions, losing ground on family, lossed major territory on life, recruits are few to hold off the onslaught of attacks. Enemy feeling good, turncoats and cowards fleeing across lines, surrender? Never! We will crush you! Team 777 calls for the big guns, Our Blessed Mother fires away with her Son finishing
    up Operation 777. The big and the small who wear #777 or #666 will forever be apart of a team that wins or loses.

    *It wouldn't surprise me if the captains of the teams have a final faceoff in our times, we know our Captain, their Captain has to be stupid and proud.

    1. The nightmare scenario will eventually come. A younger pope, who follows in the footsteps of generic spiritual leader of the world Jorge Bergoglio, who is bolder, and becomes even more popular by giving the world everything it wants. But a bad as it seems, we must focus on what makes us Catholic.

  5. Pax Tecum, Bear.
    Francis is a real False Prophet. Not very big, though.
    The next thing he will do is to issue a new translation of the Holy Bible. This time according to the Spirit of the Bible, not according to the letter (which kills). And then he will die and become a "saint". Then the next generation of Christians will be ripe for Deceiver.Sounds good to me ;) :/

    1. ORANGE CATHOLIC BIBLE: the "Accumulated Book," the religious text produced by the Commission of Ecumenical Translators. It contains elements of most ancient religions, including the Maometh Saari, Mahayana Christianity, Zensunni Catholicism and Buddhislamic traditions. Its supreme commandment is considered to be: "Thou shalt not disfigure the soul." -- Frank Herbert, Dune.

      There's no need to beat the dead horse of the Bible. Modernist scholarship, both Protestant and Catholic have already rendered it "untrustworthy." Look at some of the USCCB's notes to the NABRE. We'll just get more sermons like how the multiplication of the loaves and fishes was just "sharing." Jesus' resurrection was mercy rising within our own hearts.

      But he probably will be named a saint. Saints aren't what they used to be.

  6. Pope Francis celebrates Man, not God or Christ. To love God is to proclaim Him not passing political curiosities. I believe Pope Francis is the forerunner of something worse and that we are in the End Times. May God have mercy on us all, especially Pope Francis and the clergy.

    1. I think it singularly odd that Francis, who Michael Dowd states 'celebrates Man' (I agree) should so often reference Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson's eerily prophetic "Lord of the World", a book which deals with the rise of Antichrist and the Battle of Armageddon.

      In novel, the traitorous Catholic priest who designs the new form of worship wherein Man is precisely at its centre, is named 'Francis'.

      I don't suppose I'm giving the plot away by noting in Benson's 1907 work The Antichrist is a Senator from the United States who emerges from a virtually unknown background to become President.

      Another 'dress rehearsal', Bear?

    2. An amazing book that predicts scheduled airline traffic, amongst many other things. There are a lot of reasons generic spiritual leader of the world Jorge Bergoglio might like the book. The Pope is humble, as he sees himself, but determined. What it really says is that he lacks the insight to see where his worldly pursuits place him. He is convinced he is a good and humble man in the service of truth and his fellow man. Either that or it is simple misdirection.

  7. Remember, the UN is quite active in the same areas mentioned by the Pope. Agenda 2030 will indeed address "the relationship between poverty and the fragility of the planet requires another way of managing the economy and measuring progress, conceiving a new way of living. Because we need a change that unites us all."

    And by then, popes will be seen by everybody as the generic spiritual leaders of the world.

  8. You may know, Bear, that then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote commenting on the second temptation of Jesus in his 2004 book ‘On the Road toward Christ Jesus’ (referring directly to the Russian mystic Vladimir Soloviev’s ‘A Short Tale of the Antichrist’):

    “And a phrase of Soloviev’s is illuminating: The Antichrist believes in God, but in the depths of his heart he prefers himself.”

    I echo your own thoughts about the identity of 'The Antichrist', notwithstanding, one may not be 'The Antichrist' and still truly be 'An Antichrist.'

    "And now, sovereign lady, I have a request to make of thee. It is no new command that my letter brings, only the command we were given from the first; let us all love one another. Love means keeping his commandments; love is itself the commandment which our earliest lessons bade us follow.

    Many false teachers have appeared in the world, who will not acknowledge that Jesus Christ has come in human flesh; here is the deceiver you were warned against, here is Antichrist. Be on your guard, or you will lose all you have earned, instead of receiving your wages in full.

    The man who goes back, who is not true to Christ’s teaching, loses hold of God; the man who is true to that teaching, keeps hold both of the Father and of the Son.If you are visited by one who does not bring this teaching with him, you must not receive him in your houses, or bid him welcome; to bid him welcome is to share the guilt of his doings." 2 John 5-11

    1. 2 Thessalonians also warns about forged letters, spurious prophecies and false leaders. We've been warned countless times that Satan was going to try to fool us in different ways, and many would be led astray. We have been warned many times of false shepherds, even. Clearly generic spiritual leader of the world Jorge Bergoglio is tethered to Catholic teaching only be a very long line. He's up there, in the stratosphere, on his own, taking counsel only with himself and divorced from the history of the Church. He's our Sauruman the White dreaming of a new regime of a world-wide managed economy that fleeces the North and enriches dictators in the South, while saving Mother Earth. Maybe he'll get around to finding some role for Jesus in his UN socialist paradise, but all that Catholic stuff seems to be an afterthought now.

    2. Hate to use links, Bear, but this 06 February piece published by Vatican Radio wants reading. Evidently Bergolio has said John the Baptist doubted Jesus was the Messiah.


      Mary shouts God is a 'Liar' from the foot of the Cross, young Jesus sins by remaining behind in the Temple as a 12-year old, the miracle of the loaves and fishes was just a matter of people sharing their lunches with one another, Jesus 'pretends' to be angry with his disciples....yatta yatta yatta...dangerous man at best is Bergolio/

    3. I don't mind links, Your Honor. Actually, generic spiritual leader of the world might not be wrong on this one. After hailing Christ at his baptism, later, from prison, he does send a delegation of his disciples to make sure. Was that to convince them or did he really have second thoughts? In any case, you can count on G.S.L.W. to have to "humanize" every Bible character, so we can "relate." "Why, John the Baptist was just like me! I have doubts, too."

      Is there a better explanation of John's delegation that I'm missing? Even saints can have doubts.

    4. The pope as Saruman the White. That is something to ponder.

      The Church Fathers were fairly unanimous in interpreting that passage in such a way that John himself did not doubt the identity of the Christ, but rather had his disciples ask the question on his behalf because they still had some doubts about Jesus. This is why Jesus defends John's steadfast character as soon as his disciples leave.

    5. Francis suggestion is at odds with John 1:29 "Behold the Lamb of God Who takes away the sins of the world." and Matthew 3:14 " It is I who should be baptised by You."

      The Church Fathers have always held that St. John the Baptist, cousin of Our Lord and who received the Holy Spirit in Elizabeth's womb, determined (even as his death awaited him in prison) to put this question: "Are you the Christ or should we wait for another?" Matthew 11:2 (Note 'we'). John's waiting was to be short.

      There is much theological exposition of this, Bear, but Bergolio got it dead wrong and to suggest others conform their minds to such nonsense is deadly spiritual advice.

      Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice..., etc.

    6. OOops! Sorry for the omitted bit above...

      " determined for the sake of his disciples to have them hear directly from Jesus that He was indeed the Messiah and so that then upon John's imminent death it was Christ they must follow, i.e. the Way, the Truth, and the Life."

    7. I could cite fathers with the opposite point of view, but will concede the consensus, and the point.

    8. I suppose my knowledge of the Father's exegesis is formed mostly by the selections found in Thomas' "Catena Aurea" (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea-Luke7.php), so I'm not aware of any major contenders to this interpretation. It is fascinating that St. Cyril gives the reading that St. John was asking about what Christ wished for him to preach to the dead in Limbo.

    9. Tertullian? Justin? Ambrose? The plain sense of scripture seems to support a John, who has been in prison two years, sending a delegation to confirm a "One Who Is to Come" different than the more apocalyptic figure John had himself preached. The dialogue, through the disciples is between Jesus and John. The disciples are charged with telling their master, John, what they have seen. Here is what the Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture

      Traditional exegesis is not inclined to admit that John himself is in doubt; his question is for the sake of his followers in view of his coming death, so that he may pass them on to Jesus. It must be confessed that at first sight the Gospel seems to give the opposite impression. § e But there is a third explanation based on the difference between the method of John and that of Jesus, of which we have just spoken. etc.

      Ginns, R. (1953). The Gospel of Jesus Christ according to St Luke. In B. Orchard & E. F. Sutcliffe (Eds.), A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (p. 950). Toronto;New York;Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson.

      But, as I said, I yield to the consensus and concede the point. I would, however point out that my endorsement of Pope Francis' view was equivocal, and I pointed out that this was of a piece with this other homilies that made figures "relatable" to our human weaknesses.

    10. Matthew 17: 10-13 says, Bear:

      "And his disciples asked him, Tell us, why is it that the scribes say Elias must come before Christ?

      He answered, Elias must needs come and restore all things as they were; but I tell you this, that Elias has come already, and they did not recognize him, but misused him at their pleasure, just as the Son of Man is to suffer at their hands.

      Then the disciples understood that he had been speaking to them of John the Baptist."

      Unless, of course as Bergolio, 'Elias' was torn with doubt about the identity of the Messiah.

      To twist the old joke a bit: "How do you know when Bergolio is inventing a new religion? Answer: When his lips move."

    11. P. Francis is a stopped clock, indeed.

  9. Is Obat Ampuh a salesman? Looks like Obat has posted a line of products (above) he/she is pitching and not of the Bear's sort.

  10. I've been meaning to as you, Bear. You've said you act as if Francis is Pope because things get messy beyond that. How so? I can in the "short term"(actually for quite a long time, maybe like 50 years) how that would be a mess, but I can also see how it immediately clears up many issues.

    To take one I do not often see cited, Francis made Gregory of Narek a Doctor of the Church. There is concern he may not have even been a Catholic: https://ebougis.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/innnnteresting/

    Of course, the whole Vatican II thing and the confusion stemming from the Pontificates that followed up would essentially be wiped away if the Sedes are right.

    So when you say things get messy, what do you mean?

    (I think things are actually more messy the more things continue on as they have been. Many say, for instance, that the Faith is sort of eclipsed right now. What does that mean? Is that a true theological possibility?)

    1. That means I'm not going to consider the alternative, no matter how infuriated I get by any particular incident. Sure, sedes make all problems disappear poof! But I don't believe they're right. We just happen to live in a sub-optimal time for the Church.

    2. I agree with your sentiments, Bear.

      "Meanwhile, he was in the stern, asleep on the pillow there; and they roused him, crying, Master, art thou unconcerned? We are sinking.

      So he rose up, and checked the wind, and said to the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind dropped, and there was deep calm.

      Then he said to them, Why are you faint-hearted? Have you still no faith?" Mark 4: 38-40

      Indeed. Let us not be faint hearted.

    3. Indeed, Your Honor. I may lie down and go to sleep next to Him.

    4. With all due respect, it is outside the ambit of this ephemeris to get into alternatives to the plain old Roman Catholic Church. So there won't be discussions of the merits or deficiencies of sedes here.


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