Of all institutions, the Vatican now is weighing in on the side of the Occupy Wall Street protesters around the world. Even more troubling is how the papal authority would like to address their concerns.
Seeming to endorse the aims of the anti-capitalist protesters even though the “movement’s” leaders are fuzzy themselves about what they want, the supreme authority of the Roman Catholic church said that “the economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social co-existence.”
We would second that statement in a literal sense. We’re even inclined to agree with the Vatican’s concurrent condemnation of what it called “the idolatry of the market” as well as a “neo-liberal thinking” that looks to technology as our salvation.
But we come up with way different solutions to these problems than the Vatican does.
The problem is that the Vatican also called for the creation of “a supranational authority” with worldwide scope and “universal jurisdiction” to guide economic policies and decisions. Not only that, but such an authority would start with the United Nations!
If this sounds like a call for one-world government that eventually will serve as a platform for the Antichrist, that’s exactly what it is. The Vatican obviously is huge, influential – and wealthy. In fact, the Catholic nation-state is part of a group overseeing preparations for rebuilding of the temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which is one of the major Biblical requirements for the final act of history.
Sad to say, the Vatican – which over the centuries has perverted Christ’s original charge to Peter to continue as “the Rock” of His church – actually will become part of the ruling faction of the Antichrist because of how tied its true interest are to the secular world.
Clearly, it’s a global economic crisis that is going to lead to the rise and installation of the Antichrist sometime soon, and in calling for a new “supranational body” to oversee the global economy, doesn’t it sound like the Vatican only wants to hasten the whole process?
The world’s financial disarray is no accident; it was foretold by Biblical prophecy, and it is an important part of the scenario that leads to the Final Scenario. During the current wind-down to these developments, we continue to believe that self-government, as the Bible teaches, is the right way for nations to govern themselves.
Yet the ultimate accountability for us is as individuals, to God. How should we as His people be preparing our hearts, minds, relationships and finances for the tumultuous period ahead? The Vatican doesn’t have the answers.