Will the Vatican
Achieve Its Plan
For a New World Order?
1. Moral Authority and the Economy
Back in 1992, the May/June issue of News Watch magazine ran a report on the interview between the much talked about former Jesuit professor, Malachi Martin, and talk show host, J.P. McCarthy. Martin said the Vatican believes the pope has the "moral authority" to help the world solve its problems. Martin also said that in the not too far distant future (2000 A.D.?) we will see an omni-national trading system designed to bring the worlds failing economy under control; and the pope, whoever he may be, will act as head of a supervisory agency which will oversee the movements and decisions of this new economic system.
As of March 1995, Europe had forged a free-trade zone of 19 nations with 380 million consumers. We have the World Trade Organization (WTO) and NAFTA and GATT in todays world. We also have seen the International Monetary Fund (IMF) created with Michel Camdessus, a Roman Catholic, as managing director.
The National Catholic Register (NCR), of July 1997, reported that Camdessus believes in the redistribution of wealth and views the spiritual values of a nation as key to its economic health. It is no accident that the pope holds and espouses the same concepts. The NCR further quotes Camdessus as saying he believes the International Monetary Fund can make or break struggling nations.
He is quoted as saying:
"We are here to help build the new heaven and the new earth, as it says in the book of Revelation. I am called to act in such a way that by making better this world here I prepare, in a better way, for the new earth."
This man believes that, as head of the IMF, he can make life better for countries; and, in that capacity, he is doing Gods will.
Unfortunately, the IMF, WTO, and other organizations are doing the popes bidding. Only ten years ago the NCR, of March 13, 1988, reported on Pope John Paul II's encyclical, Populorum Progressio. Dealing with social concerns, the encyclical stated:
"World peace is inconceivable unless the worlds leaders come to recognize that interdependence in itself demands the abandonment of the politics of blocs, the sacrifice of all forms of economic, military or political imperialism and the transformation of mutual distrust into collaboration."
In other words: a one-world government. The encyclical goes on to say this:
"It is necessary to state once more the characteristic principle of Christian social doctrine: the goods of this world are originally meant for all . . private property, in fact, is under a social mortgage . . the universal destination of goods."
In the NCR of November 20, 1997, under the headline, "Vatican Calls for the Broader Debt Reduction for Poorest Countries," it says:
"In his 1994 letter on preparing for the year 2000, the pope said the Jubilee year would be an appropriate time to give thought, among other things, to reducing substantially, if not canceling outright, the international debt which seriously threatens the future of many nations."
Let us remember that the one-world economic system will be able to control nations for the New World Order. The technology is already available. The Burroughs Corporation provides the hardware for the Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, representing 1,000 banks on five continents. Revelation 13:17 speaks of a time when no man can buy or sell unless he has the mark, the name, or the number of the beast power.
In February 22-28, 1998, the NCR reported:
"The World Bank and the worlds major religions are to establish joint working groups on development issues, it was announced today at the end of a high-level, two-day dialogue at Lambeth Palace, the Archbishop of Canterbury's London headquarters."
In summary, we can say that it doesn't take much faith anymore to believe Bible prophecy.
2. Catholics Determined to Reclaim America
Priest John A. Perricone, the founder of Christi Fideles, Saving Americas Soul, says that October 17, 1993, was the beginning of the campaign to "Make America Catholic," with Catholic values. Pope Leo XII compared the proper relation between Church and State to "the union of the soul and the body in man."
In this forum, America was pictured in a crisis and in dire need of the only solution: Catholic action, which is social, political, and moral. It was pointed out that Rome owns America by right of discovery by a Catholic, Christopher Columbus.
Let us trace this campaign to 1998. Consider the following:
"The facts: A new Catholic organization seeks to restore Catholic values in a post-Christian society.
"The impact: The mission of the Catholic Campaign for America (CCA) is nothing if not ambitious; the group has set out not to just influence laws on Capitol Hill but to change the very hearts and minds of America. The executive director of CCA [which has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.] is Thomas Wykes. He said. We have an obligation to persuade, and the American people have not been persuaded effectively enough yet. The goal of CCA is to restore Catholic values to society by galvanizing Catholic citizens, increasing the Catholic electorates influence in public policy, and focusing attention on Catholic moral and doctrinal teaching. Those leading out say the Catholic moment is now and the country is ready for just this kind of bold initiative."Mary DeTurris, National Catholic Register, May 1, 1994.
"The Catholic Campaign for America has a full head of steam. With a membership that has doubled in one years time and an ambitious plan designed to get Church teachings out of the pews and into the public eye. It is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. Both parties in 1996 should be made aware of the Catholic vote, said Thomas Wykes, executive director."National Catholic Register; "Public Catholicism," March 26, 1995.
"Ten major markets to get Catholic Radio in a $58.2 million dollar deal that will bring Catholic Radio 24 hours a day by this fall: The goal is to reach the widest possible audience with radio that is based upon Catholic principles said Joseph Fessio, SJ, of Ignatius Press."National Catholic Register, May 3, 1998.
This is just part of the Catholic Campaign for America, to convince the hearers that Rome has changed. She is now presenting a fair and benign face to the world.
"In a formal papal Bull the pope urges repentance for [the year 2000] Jubilee. The Church should kneel before God and implore his forgiveness He urged a new culture of international solidarity in which wealthy nations and the private sector accept an economic model that serves everyone. A panel of Vatican theologians is working on a list of sins to be unveiled by 2000, which include the Crusades, the Inquisition, forced evangelization of the New World and the Church's failure to speak out strongly against slavery and the Jewish Holocaust during the Nazi era. "Statement by Vatican City, quoted in Dallas Morning News, November 28, 1998.
The papal Bull is in exact fulfillment of a prophecy Ellen White made many years ago.
"The Roman Church now presents a fair front to the world, covering with apologies her record of horrible cruelties. She has clothed herself in Christlike garments; but she is unchanged."Great Controversy, "Aims of the Papacy," 571.
Rome tells the world she has changed. As a proof of this, the Archbishop of Taurin noted that the pope has spoken out on the Middle East peace process and war in the former Yugoslavia, as well as other world trouble spots. What many do not realize is that while appearing to bring peace she has had her hand in much of the trouble to begin with, and is playing a double role.
The Scriptures, in Micah 4 and Isaiah 2:2-22, speak of a great peace movement in the "last days."
"Many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob and He will teach us of His ways, for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem."Isaiah 2:3.
The prophecy goes on to say:
"He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore."Isaiah 2:4.
Though this may well apply to Satan when he appears to the nations as Christ, in a large measure we now see the papacy trying to act as the worlds peacemaker.
The rest of Isaiah 2 tells us God is not in this peace movement.
"Therefore thou hast forsaken Thy people [they claim to worship God] the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the East, and are soothsayers like the Philistines [they are occult] and please themselves in the children of strangers [ecumenical dialogue with non-Christian religions] . . Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands."Isaiah 2:6, 8.
The answer to this peace movement is found in another Bible prophecy:
"For when they say peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them . . and they shall not escape." 1 Thessalonians 5:3.
3. The Crowning Deception
We see events occurring which will cause the people of the world to call for a strong leader who will take charge of Earth and bring order out of chaos. As earthquakes, storms, crimes, disasters, and wars increase and grow more frequent and violent, people are asking "What do these things mean?"
Elizabeth Bird, a sociologist of the University of Minnesota, said: "Supermarket tabloids speak for a large number of people." There is widespread interest in the supernatural today. The reports of Marian appearances around the world continue to grow. Horoscopes are the rage. "Ancient Prophecies" have been aired on television. The UFO craze is popular. Many books have been written on this subject. The Vatican has a radio telescope on Mt. Graham in Arizona, designed to listen for advice from outer space. Will Satan communicate with the Vatican?
In conclusion: Final battle plans of the devil are fast taking shape. How will he do it? Since World War II, Satan has been setting up a plan for world domination and invoking the personal worship of himself. He has always wanted the worship that belongs only to Jesus Christ. See Isaiah 14:12-14.
The one-world government plan is already in place and ready to be implemented as soon as events permit. Then Satan plans to receive the worship he has always coveted. The people are ready to accept this false christ. The leaders allied with Satan want a world crisis of just the right proportions to set final events in motion, so that, with their false christ in place, the people can sin with confidence.
Yet God has held things in check. Satan can move only as rapidly as God allows. For the sake of His people and for those He still hopes to save, our Lord has held back those momentous events, but for how much longer? Gods people must work for souls as never before. Time is very short.
4. So Close to the End
We are living in a time when we may see this one-world economic system come together. Because of her Constitution which gives freedom of expression and worship, America has stood in the way until now. Rome has controlled South American nations by a union of church and state. Quoting from the Jesuit magazine, America:
"The institutional church in Colombia has been historically linked with the state. The church is accordingly seen as a source of secular power and influence. Its financial resources and political capital have served the wealthy."America, a U.S. national Jesuit magazine.
This is an interesting admission concerning social justice issues; and it is typical of what happens in a land which Rome rules. Until recently, the United States has been Protestant. But, on March 29, 1994, leading Protestant Evangelicals and Catholics signed a joint declaration to work together in the third millennium. We are rapidly moving toward a total reaching of hands across the gulf.
Do we see the influence of the occult in the churches? The so-called Jesus Seminar is typical and has been adopted by most seminaries of the Catholic and mainline Protestant denominations. More than 100 seminary professors from almost all major denominations are members of the Jesus Seminar.
What are their beliefs? They believe that many basic Bible facts were fabricated, by the early church Fathers, to take the place of Scripture. This includes the Jewish instigation of the crucifixion of Jesus, the Lords prayer, many of the parables of Jesus, as well as other statements in the Bible.
Satan offers the manifestations of Mary, along with Earth and Spirit Conferences, to call together the people from traditional faiths and environments.
In 1990, Carl Sagen stated, "To safeguard and cherish the environment we need to be infused with a vision of the sacred." He was a member of the Earth and Spirit Conference associated with Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.
In 1885, Ellen White wrote:
"When under the influence of this three-fold union [Catholic, apostate Protestants, and the occult], our country shall repudiate every principle of its constitution as a Protestant and republican government, and shall make provision for the propagation of papal falsehoods and delusions, then we may know that the time has come for the marvelous working of Satan and that the end is near." 5 Testimonies, 451.
5. "A New Age Dawns: Its Catholic"
That is what the National Catholic Register said on April 11, 1999.
A special article, written by Cardinal Paul Poupard, was printed in the April 11 and 17, 1999, issues of the National Catholic Register (NCR).
Pope John Paul II has given Poupard several important assignments, two of which include the "Evangelization of Peoples [of the world] with Catholic Education" and directorship of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue. The quotations given below are from this NCR Article. It is discussing how the year 2000 will usher in the Catholic New Age;
"We must try to bring the politician back to Christ . . It is the duty of the Church . . to help man recover his religious dimension. This enormous task is what I call the new humanism for the new millennium."
"We are planning many things for the year 2000. In my travels throughout the world, I see great anticipation for theJUBILEE, especially in young people. It is a momentous time for the Church. To return to the job of the Pontifical Council for Culture, the time is ripe for the Church to speak the language of Man in order to help man learn the language of God."
From the above quotations we can see how the Church considers herself the vehicle to convert the world for "Christ." She also has, on many other occasions, spoken out on how this is to be accomplished.
1. "Pope calls for United Europe" Jack Chick, Battle Cry, May/June, 1987.
2. "Pope Seeks to Promote Vision of United Europe" Bangor Daily News, October 8, 1998.
3. "Catholic Bishops Declare U.S. the Worlds Peacekeeper" The Monitor, McAllen, TX, November 18, 1993.
4. "U.S. Catholic Conference: Intervention [in world affairs] is U.S. Responsibility" National Catholic Register, 1993.
"The United States has a moral responsibility to intervene in Bosnias war, including with military force, the chairman of the U.S. Bishops Conference said. He told the U.S. Secretary of State, Warren Christopher."
5. The Pope-Gorbachev meeting that brought down Communism in Russia was an "immense, epochal fact of great historic significance" said Cardinal Paul Poupard, head of the Vatican's dialogue agency with non-believers. "The great significance is in the fact that it is a major advance for the pope who is candidating to become the moral leader of World. This historic meeting was the capstone of 27 years of work by Cardinal Casaroli, Vatican Secretary of State."
6. "Public Catholicism: The Catholic Campaign for America has a full head of steam. It is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with."National Catholic Register, March 26, 1995.
7. "Sunday must be sanctified. A violator should be punished as a heretic."Detroit News, July 7, 1998.
8. "Vatican diplomat outlines Holy Sees peace efforts, based on law and justice and to foster international one world order."National Catholic Register, May 9, 1998.
9. "Democracy's Big Gains since John Paul II: As he carried out his global mission over the past 18 years, the Polish pope has emerged as the worlds most important and effective advocate of freedom and democracy."National Catholic Register, May 3-9, 1998.
Let us take a look at History and Bible Prophecy:
To bring everything into the proper perspective, we need to research into the past and into what Gods Word has prophesied concerning the role Rome is to play in final events.
"From the beginning of his pontificate, John Paul has been talking about the convergence of the nations. He would endow his papacy with an international profile and, as pope, move around among world leaders and nations, vindicating a position for himself as a leader among leaders, because in that competition he plans to emerge as the victor."Keys of This Blood, Malachi Martin, 480.
Quoting further from Keys of this Blood:
"The competition is about who will establish the first one world system of government that has ever existed in the society of nations . . As to the time factor involved, those of us under seventy will see at least basic structures of the new world government installed . . Those of us under forty will surely live under its legislative, executive, and judiciary (religious) control. This New World Order is not something around a distant corner of time, but . . imminent. As a system that will be introduced and installed in our midst by the end of this final decade of the second millennium."Keys of This Blood, Malachi Martin, 15-16.
History Repeats itself:
Historians now know that, in ancient Rome, Bishop Sylvester I, "pope" of Rome (314 to 335), and Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea (260-340), were two of the principle church leaders who worked closely with Emperor Constantine and influenced him to enact the first Sunday Laws. This was supposedly done in order to save the nation of Rome from the catastrophes that threatened the nation, both military and economic.
Later, in one of his writings, Eusebius mentioned with pride about the change in Bible teaching he had a part in carrying out:
"All things whatsoever it was duty to do on the Sabbath, these we have transferred to the Lords Day." Patrologia Graeca, Vol. 23, Col. 1171.
After working closely with Constantine on six national Sunday Laws, the official Church edict on the subject was then issued at the Council of Laodicea in 336 A.D.
In the Roman Catholic official Converts Catechism of Catholic Doctrine, page 50, we are told:
"Ques. Which is the Sabbath day?"
"Ans. Saturday is the Sabbath day."
"Ques. Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?"
"Ans. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday."
The Bible tells us that an "image" of the Roman hierarchy is to be formed in the last days by the beast coming up out of the earth which has two horns like a Lamb, but speaks as a dragon (Rev. 13: 11).
This image to the first beast will be a carbon copy of it. The United State of America has power to give life to this image of the first beast (Rev. 1:14, 15). The Sunday is a mark of the authority of the first beast, and it will be the means set up to control the New World Order, by which no man will be able to buy or sell unless he has the mark of the beast (Rev. 13:17).
To bring about a worldwide condition of things (events) which will accept the "New World Order" David Rockefeller, the then powerful leader of the Council on Foreign Relations, said:
"We are on the verge of a Global Transformation. All we need is the right major CRISIS, and nations will accept the New World Order."Newsweek, January 1991.
According to today's newspapers, "the world is filled with storm and war and variance." Yet, we are told, "underONE HEAD the papal power, the people will unite to oppose God in the person of His witnesses. This union is cemented by the great apostate." 7 Testimonies, 182.
What role will the apostate "Protestants" play in the One World Order?
Pat Robertson of the "Christian" Coalition has joined politics with religion, the very same tactic Rome used throughout her history.
We have been told this:
The low state of national morals has set the stage as it were, for the fulfillment of prophecy, the grasp of political power by the churches, and the creation of a "need" for Sunday Laws to bring the nation "back to God."
Pat Robertson has suggested ways to skirt election laws and align the "Christian" Coalition behind a single Republican presidential candidate in the year 2000. Robertson said:
"We said wed have conservative control of Congress by 96; and we did it in 94. We also said by the year 2000 wed have the presidency--and that's the next goal."Pat Robertson, quoted in Americans United, April 16, 1999.
Question: Are these the words of a nonpartisan religious leader or a party boss with a political agenda for America?
"To stand in defense of truth and righteousness when the majority forsake us, to fight the battles of the Lord when champions are few--this will be our test!"5 Testimonies, 136-137.
7. Will Rome Achieve Its Global Plans for New World Order?
Will the Vatican actually take over the world? The Vatican wants a New World Order formed, which, in practice, consists of a degree of Vatican control over the governments of the world.
That, admittedly, is a very ambitious plan!
Will it actually take place? In one way it will:
If Rome can get apostate Protestantism in America to coerce the U.S. Congress into enacting a National Sunday Law, under American influence that law could spread to the other nations. And, according to the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy, this is exactly what is going to happen.
We are told that, through Sunday exaltation, Rome will regain its former power and influence in the world.
And then will come the end.
Why would the U.S. Congress pass such a law? Lawmakers are desperate to do anything to ensure their own survival in their plush, high-paying jobs. Satanic excitement in the churches could lead to such enactment.
Why would other nations enact similar laws? Because of the powerful satanic delusions which will quickly result. The entire world will be astounded with the overwhelming power of enchantments which would be released, as soon as the U.S. National Sunday Law is enacted.
How can we know that the above scenario will happen? Read the present authors End of Time Series of booklets. They comprise the most complete collection of classified Spirit of Prophecy quotations on final events from just before the National Sunday Law on down to the final destruction of the wicked and beyond.
But do not stop there: You also want to know the plan of coming events, which Satan is preparing the minds of faithful Roman Catholics for. It is daring in the extreme for the devil to make such astounding predictions, through "the Blessed Virgin," to seers throughout the world! vf