A Wake-Up Call?

By Sylvia Bambola Monday, 18 February 2013 11:04:00

The recent news concerning Pope Benedict’s resignation compels me to once again set aside my series on “Following Jesus.” I have written on the subject of a new Pope before, and since there are startling prophecies connected with this event, I am reposting some of that information now.

What does this prophecy say, and who said it?

A 12th Century Archbishop, Saint Malachy, purportedly received a vision wherein he was given the description of 112 future Popes, then detailed it in a work entitled The Mysterious Prophecy of the Popes. The current Pope Benedict XVI is number 111th, thus the very next Pope will be the 112th.  Of this final Pope, Malachy says: “In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations; when they are over, the City of Seven Hills will be destroyed, and the terrible or fearsome Judge (Jesus) will judge his people.”

So, according to Saint Malachy, the next and final Pope will oversee the Catholic Church through much “persecution” and “tribulation” just prior to the return of the “fearsome Judge” or Jesus, and during which time Rome will be destroyed.

Over the years several Jesuits have worked hard to debunk Saint Malachy’s prophecy as a forgery, then along came respected Belgium professor and Jesuit, Rene Thibaut (1883-1952) who studied the prophecies to determine if they matched the previous Popes, and not only asserted they did and that Saint Malachy’s prophecies were valid, but then through elaborate computations, put the date of 2012 as the time this final Pope would enter the world stage. Obviously his calculations were a few months off.

But is it possible? Can the 112th Pope really usher in the end times? Worse yet, can he be the False Prophet of Revelation, or at least his tool, that Thibaut and others believe him to be?

According to Father Malachi Martin, the answer is “yes”. A Jesuit and eminent Catholic theologian, Martin was a personal friend of Pope Paul VI, and a member of the Vatican Advisory Council, as well as the personal secretary to the celebrated Jesuit Cardinal Augustin Bea. He was also the Vatican researcher on the Dead Sea Scrolls and spoke seventeen languages. In other words, he was a man of importance who commanded respect at the highest levels. His startling claim is this: an Illuminate-Masonic group (Freemasons) had infiltrated the upper ranks of the Catholic Church and conspired to bring about a one world government. In his book, Windswept House, Martin talked about “prominent clerics who worship Satan” and that “networks . . . had been established between certain clerical homosexual groups and Satanist covens,” hence the world-wide cover-up of pedophile clerics by the church establishment. Martin also talked about a secret ceremony, the “enthronement of Satan,” which took place in the Vatican in 1963 in order to ensure two outcomes: 1) Satan’s control over the Vatican and Rome and 2) a demonically controlled end-time Pope. Martin died under “suspicious” circumstances in 1999 while working on another book connecting the Catholic Church with the New World Order.

If considering a Pope of Rome as being affiliated in any way with the end-time Antichrist is still unthinkable, let me assure you that Malachi Martin wasn’t the only one who believed it possible. The list is long, and includes such notables as Luther, Calvin, Thomas Cranmer, John Knox, John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, George Whitefield, and Jonathan Edwards. To learn more, read Petrus Romanus, The Final Pope is Here, by Thomas Horn and Cris Putnam. It’s guaranteed to frizzle your hair.

But are these prophecies and warnings just foolishness? Or are these men right, and their writings dire warnings, a wake-up call, alerting us of things soon to come?

Only time will tell.

Until next week,


Monday, 18 February 2013 08:28:38
AWESOME. I love reading about bible prophecy. And this is awesome work. I truly believe we are very near the end times. God is working in so many of us and many prophecies are taking place right now. We won't know when the time will be but we better be ready.
Michelle Crawford
Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:26:22

Michelle, I, too, think we are in the end times. All the signs point to it. But how long it will take to actually get to the finale only God knows. Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate your comments.
Sylvia Bambola
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 22:05:27
How can the prophecy pertaining to Petrus Romanus (Peter The Roman) possibly be construed to identify him as the anti-Christ?

It says he will feed his sheep through the final persecution of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. Let's read it again. He leads the Holy Church through its final persecution.

He cannot be the anti-Christ. Moreover, he bears the name of the first Pope. As the Rock was first, so according to Malachi, he is to be last. Not that I mean Peter The Roman is the same person as the original Peter, but that he is a rock who will stand fast against persecution.

I don't know if the prophecy has any credibility anyway but I know this. That final persecution has already begun and will grow in fury over the next decade.
Philip Maguire
Thursday, 28 February 2013 08:35:38
Philip, thank you for your post. You make some fine points. However, just to clarify, I never said the next Pope whould be the Anti-Christ, but many things point to the possibility that he may, in some way, partner with him or help him come to power.

It's something to be watching, but not to hang your hat on since, as we all know, many non-Biblical so-called prophecies never true. Even so, I believe it reflects the times we are in and is worth viewing. For more info consider reading Petrus Romanus by Thomas Horn and Cris Putnam which details the role of the Catholic Church in bringing about the New World Order.

Sylvia Bambola
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