The Pope began by making accusations that Presidential hopeful Donald Trump was not a Christian based on his promise to put up a wall between Mexico and the US if elected.
Donald Trump struck back by saying that the Pope would be sorry if he was not the new President because there would still be an ISIS to attack the Vatican even though they have walls. Also, he accused the Pope of succumbing to Mexican politics during his most recent visit to the area.
There are problems on both sides of the quarrel. First and possibly most surprising is that neither are Christians, Mr. Trump or the Pope. A Christian is a follower of Christ and ALL that He said, taught and did. Jesus left a perfect example of how to be and not even the leader of one of the largest religions in the world is living by His example – or anywhere close to it.
This being said, this will not stop the Pope from condemning the US, its leaders, its religions and nor the US Catholic church. This will continue especially in the future as the office of the Pope will exert influence on the coming beast power and the primarily English speaking countries reap the impact of this union.
As the final beast power forms there will be a church that impacts and guides it. In scripture it is identified as Mystery, Babylon the Great.
Revelation 17:4 The woman [a church] was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication.
Revelation 17:5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
We further see how this church will persecute God’s people – spiritual Israel:
Revelation 17:6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement.
This is the same church that has ridden the past resurrections of the Roman empire causing it to be known as the Holy Roman Empire due to her influence [riding it] upon it:
Revelation 17:7 But the angel said to me, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.
Perhaps this seems like conjecture and guess work up to this point but notice in the next verse that it is spelled out where this church “sits.”
Revelation 17:9 “Here is the mind which has wisdom: The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits.
This is none other than Rome and the church that is there, the church that has been directly involved with those that have reigned over the Holy Roman Empire for centuries:
Revelation 17:18 And the woman whom you saw is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth.”
This “great city” is once again referred to as Babylon, bringing the identification full circle:
Revelation 18:10 standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’
This coming alliance is one that many will want to be associated with and will indeed benefit from.
Revelation 18:3 For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.”
But it is definitely one that true Christians that want to avoid receiving the mark of the beast must not have anything to do with.
Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.