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If you haven’t heard or read the news, Pope Benedict has just resigned as of end of Feb. Prophetically the bible doesn’t say anything about the pope exactly. Doesn’t even say or make reference in a non prophetic way either. There is some interesting extra biblical stuff though that makes it interesting. Not the gospel certainly and something that should be only seen as interesting should it appear to come true.
Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, citing his deteriorating strength, making him the first pontiff to step down in almost 600 years.
In a statement on Vatican Radio’s website Monday, the 85-year-old Pope said his health is the reason for the surprise announcement.
Ever heard of Saint Malachy? Well he made a long forgotten prediction about the line of popes to come until the final pope was in place. Now you see the interest here, Benedict,.. on his list is the second last pope.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_Popes The Prophecy of the Popes, attributed to Saint Malachy, is a list of 112 short phrases in Latin. They purport to describe each of theRoman Catholicpopes (along with a few anti-popes), beginning with Pope Celestine II (elected in 1143) and concluding with the successor of current pope Benedict XVI, a pope described in the prophecy as “Peter the Roman”, whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome.
The ‘prophecy’ detailed or provided interesting similarities in the election of benedict and seemed to predict who it was going to be. The characteristics have matched all the popes apparently in this prophecy through the 267 popes.
Benedicts description was this “Glory of the olive.”
The apparent next and last popes description is this: “Peter the Roman, who will Nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The end.”
Its certainly interesting to follow. Again, its not biblical but it potentially dovetails and makes sense according to bible prophecy. It would certainly fit the biblical timeline of things. If the final world empire is the Roman empire reborn, it would fit that the last pope if the pope was any significant player was roman as well. And the description of the last pope is intriguing about the tribulations and such.
Interesting to be sure, read through the wiki article on this one and tell me what you think of it. The timeline for the second last predicted a short lived papacy… and 7 years would certainly be short compared with John Paul who did like… 27 years or something.
So much going on these days either relates directly to bible prophecy or seems to add to the proof that we’re in the end times. various signs and milestones are converging biblical and otherwise (world climate as example, world government).
I will be paying close attention as will most prophecy buffs to see who they elect as the next pope. Will he be the last or will one come after and prove this to be totally false? Stay tuned!
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