In the most recent sign that the pope is moving more aggressively against his faith’s twin enemies, secularism and Islam, Benedict has announced the creation of a new Vatican office to oversee Rome’s latest crusade.
“The pope yesterday announced he is to create a new Vatican office to fight secularization and ‘re-evangelize’ the West,” the Australian reports (June 30). With specific reference to Europe, Benedict declared that though Christianity had existed on the Continent for centuries, “‘the process of secularization has produced a serious crisis of the sense of the Christian faith and role of the church.’ The new pontifical council, he said, would ‘promote a renewed evangelization’ in countries where the church has long existed ‘but which are living a progressive secularization of society and a sort of eclipse of the sense of God.’”
Mooted for some months, the new office now becomes an official pontifical council charged with the responsibility to make the re-evangelization of Europe and the Americas a priority. It will strengthen the hand of Roman Catholic elites within those circles most influential in promoting the imperial European vision. At the same time, it will lead to the revival of Rome’s connections in Latin America, thus strengthening the symbiosis between the Latino nations and their Holy Roman heritage.
By the same token, this latest crusade of Benedict’s is bound to clash with the most radical of left-wing influences within President Barack Obama’s cabinet and, in the process, widen the rift between the European Union and the United States.
The most astute observers who possess both a knowledge of history and of Bible prophecy for our times will note that this Bavarian pope’s announcement comes at a time when a number of other phenomena of interest are coalescing within his country of origin:
- The upgrading of the professionalism and technological capability of Germany’s military forces under Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg
- Germany’s leading role in initiating changes in global financial regulation
- Germany’s aggressive resistance to the U.S. administration’s failing strategy of coping with the global economic crisis
- Increasing disruption on the streets in failing EU economies
- The trend toward discussing dictatorship as a workable option in times of such crisis
- The seeming inevitability of a change soon in the chancellorship, in addition to the presidency of Germany
- The rise of nationalism on the Continent
For the past two decades, the Trumpet has carried the torch of truth since the death of Herbert Armstrong and the destruction at the very hands of his trusted aides of the global enterprise that he had painstakingly built with the help of Almighty God.
One of the threads of Mr. Armstrong’s powerful message of prophecy for our times was that the Church of Rome would be Europe’s only hope of uniting its mixture of iron and miry clay together in any semblance of unity so as to fulfill end-time prophecies for our day. This is exactly what the pope’s latest move is all about. It is the beginning of an overt move to bind Europe together with the traditional ideology of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation!
When you put this latest papal crusade together with the events highlighted above, the result is a dramatic and living demonstration of the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation for our day, our moment in time, TODAY!
If we have become so blinded to history, so inept at reading the signs of impending global disruption, so ignorant of the living prophecies that fill our news headlines daily such that we remain oblivious to what these trends portend, then we as a people certainly deserve the powerful national correction that they will bring upon us.
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