And as you read deeper, the Bible speaks of how this power will change the laws of God and over time persecute the people of God and yet still people will wonder or be amazed by this pagan power.
Jesus showed John how a pagan institution would torment, torture and kill Christians and yet again, one day still be the voice of Christianity.
Reading from the book of Revelation, the Roman Catholic Church leader talked about what the Bible describes as the “second death,” or being thrown into the “pool of fire.”
“Eternal damnation is not a torture chamber. That’s a description of this second death: it is a death. And those who will not be received in the Kingdom of God, it’s because they have not drawn close to the Lord,” Francis said.
“These are the people who journeyed along their own path, distancing themselves from the Lord and passing in front of the Lord but then choosing to walk away from Him. Eternal damnation is continually distancing oneself from God. It is the worst pain, an unsatisfied heart, a heart that was created to find God but which, out of arrogance and self-confidence, distances itself from God.” Source
So the Pope chooses out of the blues to preach Revelation 20 and skips Revelation 18. Ask yourself why?
Rev 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Revelation 18 clearly tells Christians to get out of the Catholic Church and her paganism and Revelation 20 says those who refuse to leave the Catholic Church before Christ comes will suffer the second eternal death.
Rev 20:11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Rev 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
Here is the warning that the Pope skipped;
Rev 18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
Rev 18:3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
Can you see the lies? If the Pope were to honestly preach the book of Revelation, he would cast aside his pagan gods and idols. He will denounce Mary as a god. He will break the idols in the catholic church. He will turn his back from Sunday sun-worship and rest on Sabbath as God commanded. But of course not.
He has bodies and bloods of a pagan god to eat and drink during pagan mass. He will still bow to idols and offer prayers to Mary and the dead. So tell me, how does the visible head of Babylon warn the world about the second death?
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
The other day the Pope declared all Priests can absolve the sin of abortion, technically saying a mere sinner can absolve you the sins that cost Jesus His very life.
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Act 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
The Pope has declared himself god. The catholic church believes the Pope is infallible, meaning anything from him is gospel truth. So according to the Pope you can have all the pagan idols you need and you will still be saved from the second death. He also said you really don’t need a doctrine to be a Christian.
But the Bible is clear about those who shall be saved,
Rev_12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Rev_19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.