A Jesuit Elected As The New Pope

For the first time ever, a Jesuit has been elected as the pope. This all falls inline and make sense as we look back at the posting we did last month, The last Time a Pope Resigned. If you know the history of the Jesuits, who they are, their motives and what they are capable of doing, then Pope Benedict may have had a lot of help making his decision to resign.

I thank God for His word, both the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy, which shows us that history repeats itself. If you haven’t read the book The Great Controversy(click to read), I urge you to do so, especially chapters 5 and 15 for insight on the pope’s resignation and the Jesuits.

From NBC news we read: (Blue emphasis added)

Pope Francis is unique not just for being the first Latin American pope. He’s also the first Jesuit pope, possibly signaling a renewed emphasis on traditional Catholic theology by the church.

The Society of Jesus, as the Jesuits are formally known, observes a vow of poverty, and as archbishop of Buenos Aires, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was known for his accessibility and simplicity, said Michael Sheeran, president-elect of the American Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

“Pope Francis took the bus to work every day,” Sheeran said in a live online discussion of Bergoglio’s election. “He sold the cardinal’s residence and lived in a small apartment where he cooked for himself.”

A few things from the article I would like to point out, first of all, this is the first Jesuit pope, second, possible a renewed emphasis on traditional catholic theology and the Jesuits observe a vow of poverty. Now we will learn who the are the Jesuits from the book The Great Controversy.

Throughout Christendom, Protestantism was menaced by formidable foes. The first triumphs of the Reformation past, Rome summoned new forces, hoping to accomplish its destruction. At this time the order of the Jesuits was created, the most cruel, unscrupulous, and powerful of all the champions of popery. Cut off from earthly ties and human interests, dead to the claims of natural affection, reason and conscience wholly silenced, they knew no rule, no tie, but that of their order, and no duty but to extend its power. The gospel of Christ had enabled its adherents to meet danger and endure suffering, undismayed by cold, hunger, toil, and poverty, to uphold the banner of truth in face of the rack, the dungeon, and the stake. To combat these forces, Jesuitism inspired its followers with a fanaticism that enabled them to endure like dangers, and to oppose to the power of truth all the weapons of deception. There was no crime too great for them to commit, no deception too base for them to practice, no disguise too difficult for them to assume. Vowed to perpetual poverty and humility, it was their studied aim to secure wealth and power, to be devoted to the overthrow of Protestantism, and the re-establishment of the papal supremacy. – {GC 234.2}
When appearing as members of their order, they wore a garb of sanctity, visiting prisons and hospitals, ministering to the sick and the poor, professing to have renounced the world, and bearing the sacred name of Jesus, who went about doing good. But under this blameless exterior the most criminal and deadly purposes were often concealed. It was a fundamental principle of the order that the end justifies the means. By this code, lying, theft, perjury, assassination, were not only pardonable but commendable, when they served the interests of the church. Under various disguises the Jesuits worked their way into offices of state, climbing up to be the counselors of kings, and shaping the policy of nations. They became servants to act as spies upon their masters. They established colleges for the sons of princes and nobles, and schools for the common people; and the children of Protestant parents were drawn into an observance of popish rites. All the outward pomp and display of the Romish worship was brought to bear to confuse the mind and dazzle and captivate the imagination, and thus the liberty for which the fathers had toiled and bled was betrayed by the sons. The Jesuits rapidly spread themselves over Europe, and wherever they went, there followed a revival of popery. – {GC 235.1} – GC 234-235

Well said, this gives us a view as to who the new pope is, and what is “about to come upon this world as an overwhelming surprise”. The time is at hand, mass deception and persecution cannot be afar off. Truly, truly we are living in the last days, and what is happening in the Roman Church, with the economic crisis, natural disasters, corruption, crime,… ”

Thus saith the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.
An end is come, the end is come: it watcheth for thee; behold, it is come.
The morning is come unto thee, O thou that dwellest in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.” (Ezekiel 7:5-7)

“Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.” (Amos 4:12)

Christians should be preparing for what is soon to break upon the world as an overwhelming surprise, and this preparation they should make by diligently studying the word of God and striving to conform their lives to its precepts. {PK 626.1}

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