The papacy will continue to wield its influence until it is destroyed by Christ (Dan 7:26-27; 2 Thess 2:3). The current incumbent, Pope Francis, is an Argentinian of Italian extraction, who brought a change of focus from Benedict XVI. He is nearly 85, and after a 10-day hospitalisation in July, no-one knows how long he will last. He and future successors of the Papal throne have two major future roles:

  • To send forth a spirit of madness to summon the nations to Armageddon (Rev 16:13-16). Principally he will declare a holy war (Joel 3:9) for the holy places of Jerusalem. Brother Thomas rightly understood the intrigue of the Papacy in his day, which increases (See Elpis Israel, 14th edition, p 377).
  • Post-Armageddon, to fight against Christ (Rev 17:14; 19:19-20).

Pope Francis is ideally suited to lead in this direction. As the first Jesuit pope in nearly 500 years of the Society of Jesus (founded by ‘Saint’ Ignatius of Loyola in 1540), he brings the Jesuit ‘universalist’ agenda. The Jesuits have two aims: a universal religion and a universal government.1 Historically, Jesuits have not sought out leadership roles, but here is the smiling man to lead the Church out of the scandals of the child sex abuse and spread a universal humanistic gospel to bring all nations under his religious banner.

The Man of Sin

The apostasy was to be headed up by a notable religious individual, “the man of sin” (2 Thess 2:3). This false Christian system is prophetically known for its “eyes” (Dan 7:8), “mouth speaking great things” (Dan 7:8,25) and the spread of its “strong delusion” (2 Thess 2:11). The Popes are proud of their international system of eyes and their speaking to the world. Jesuits were the great evangelisers who took Catholicism to the far reaches of the earth including China and the Philippines (Francis Xavier). This is also very central to the agenda of Pope Francis and was the subject of his first encyclical “Lumen Fidei”—the light of faith.

The kings of the earth

All the kings of the earth commit fornication with the harlot (Rev 17). The European presidents in the territory of the earth are Catholic (and Jesuit):

  • Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy since February 2021 is not only a renowned economist but a strong Roman Catholic. His Wikipedia page says that he is “of Jesuit education and is devout to St. Ignatius of Loyola”.
  • President Macron of France claims to be agnostic but was educated at a Jesuit school where he met his now wife, Brigitte, a teacher at the Jesuit school. Agnostic, but apparently willing to listen to enjoy the Pope’s favours.
  • Armin Laschet, standing as Chancellor of Germany, was born in Aachen the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Apparently a descendant of Charlemagne, he bridges Europe by speaking French and German, and is a very strong Catholic. Laschet, who has run Catholic media and publishing, has said, “Catholics have a drive to shape things on a global level; embedded in the papacy, we are rarely nationalists”.2

More broadly, North American leaders are all Catholic and honour the Pope—Joe Biden (who now attends a Jesuit church in Washington), Jesuit-schooled Justin Trudeau of Canada and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico. The influence of the church reaches far into Asia with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea.

The wine of the harlot

The seductive wine is offered to “all nations” (Rev 18:3) and the merchants of the earth have enjoyed the “potency of her voluptuousness” (Rev 18:3 John Thomas). While Brother Thomas, in Eureka, details 17 ingredients of the false doctrine of her wine, we can add the social doctrine of the church. For the ‘woke Pope’ is pushing an agenda of caring for the poor, refugees and fixing climate change. Noble causes, maybe, but the salvation of people from death seems very secondary. The Pope’s encyclical Fratelli tutti, “All Brothers”, outlines his belief in one universal brotherhood of man whatever their religion.3 Pope Francis is comfortable to actively co-operate with agnostics and apparently atheists. The prayer at the end of the encyclical asks us to “discover Christ in each human being”, even though the Bible teaches us that the human heart is by nature wicked. This doctrine he calls “new humanism”, but is a beguiling wine that humans are all naturally good.

He is particularly committed to an alliance between the Abrahamic ‘faiths’—Islam, Judaism and Christianity. His 2019 concordat signed with Grand Imam of Al-Azhar states: “The pluralism and the diversity of religions…are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives”. Inspired by this document there is an Abrahamic Family House under construction on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi with a mosque, church, synagogue and other religions building on one property. His focus is on one worldwide religion (presumably with himself as its head). This is not some new papal idea; Francis has been active in the United World Religion Initiative since 1997.

In combatting climate change, Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato si’ puts up sweeping solutions. Francis opposes carbon trading, he is troubled about private property and markets, and supports a revamped economic system with such think tanks as the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican. The Pope supports “some form of world authority” and giving teeth to the United Nations to provide oversight including to sanction governments.

Will the Brotherhood drink the wine?

The papacy’s war against the saints finished after 1260 years. Now it is fighting against the saints with the warm embrace of ecumenism. Its wine is that all accept a universal brotherhood and to accept that kindness to other human beings, irrespective of their evil or false beliefs, is all that matters. To this our Brother Harry Tennant said:

“We are not one church among many, we are separate from them. We have no part or lot with them. There are next to no similarities over things that matter. How God judges them is not our concern. They do not believe in the same God as us, the same Jesus Christ, nature of man, salvation, baptism, atonement or in the same kingdom of God. They do not share the same beliefs regarding warfare, politics, voting or belief in the devil. In fact, they do not believe the same Bible”.4


  1. See Foreword E.Paris, The Secret History of the Jesuits
  2. Catholic views shape politics of German CDU leader Laschet’ Irish Times, Sun 20 Jun 2021
  3. Readers might like to view Pope Francis’ video on inter-religious dialogue that makes this point
  4. Letters to the Editor, The Christadelphian, Sept 2009