There are an estimated 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world, according to Vatican figures. (2013) More than 40% of the world’s Catholics live in Latin America – but Africa has seen the biggest growth in Catholic congregations in recent years…
500 years ago the Protest-ant Reformers recognized the Roman Catholic Church as the 2 Thess. 2 foretold Great Apostasy, and astonishingly these church fathers identified the Papacy as the very seat of the Antichrist, the The Man of Sin. To this day a greater Apostasy has still not risen up! This same one has only become Greater!
About this same time a Counter Reformation Army, the Jesuit Order, was established, and they developed an End Time Antichrist hypothesis, to vindicate the Roman Catholic Church and the Papacy, and to squash the Protest against them. They have been very successful.
Today they call themselves Evangelicals and know not why they are Protestants, for they protest nothing that the Reformers discovered. Instead they scoff at the very idea that the Pope may be the very Antichrist, and the Roman Catholic Church be that foretold Great Apostasy as they wait for a Rapture Fantasy, a Delusion developed on the foundation laid by the Jesuit Ribera 500 years ago! Yes, they have been successful, beyond their wildest dreams!
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God’s Chosen People
Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him [that was born] after the Spirit, even so [it is] now. (Gal 4:28-29)
And Consequent Pretensions as Christ’s Appointed Vicegerents on Earth, Shown in Its Very Foundation to be The “Lie of Lies.”
The mighty structure of the Papacy rests dogmatically altogether on the supposed truth of the two propositions following:
1st, that Christ’s declaration to Peter, “Thou art Peter (Πετρος), and upon this rock (πετρα) I will build my Church, and I give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven, &c.” was not addressed to him as representative of the apostles generally, in whose common name however he had just previously spoken his noble confession of Christ, but meant in the sense of Peter’s being constituted distinctively from among the apostles Christ’s one supreme Vicegerent on earth; an appointment to take effect from the time of Christ’s leaving this earth, and ascending to heaven:
2nd, that this appointment was not for Peter’s life only, but meant to be entailed forever on Peter’s successors in some certain local Bishopric which he was to settle in; and that, the Bishopric of Rome. Continue reading The Roman Catholic Petrine Theory Debunked