Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Signs of the times...

I want to believe that God has sent a Messiah to keep us from annihilating ourselves in World War 3." - A veteran CIA analyst, speaking about Rex Farrye.

"Antichrist will communicate his power of working miracles to others, who will go into different countries and cities to gain new proselytes by all the human and diabolical means in their power..It is thus that the words of Our Lord will be fulfilled. "For there will shall rise up false Christs and false prophets, and they shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. Take ye heed, therefore. Behold I have foretold you all things." (Mk 13: 22-23). "And then if any man shall say to you: Lo, here is Christ; lo, he is here, do not believe..he is in the desert, go ye not out." (Mt 24: 23-26). Benighted apostles who will indeed turn away from truth! (2 Tim 4:4). They blaspheme the majesty of God and despise all true authority. "Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their confusion, wandering stars to whom the storm of darkness is reserved forever." (Jude 1:13). "Fountains without water and clouds tossed with whirlwinds , to whom the midst of darkness is reserved." (2 Pet 2:17). (Rev. Pascal Huchede, History of Antichrist, p. 24).

"As in Christ dwells the fullness of the Godhead so in Antichrist the fullness of all wickedness. Not indeed in the sense that his humanity is to be assumed by the devil into unity of person ..., but that the devil by suggestion infuses his wickedness more copiously into him than into all others. In this way all the wicked that have gone before are signs of Antichrist." (Summa III:8:8)

"(His miracles may be) said to be real just as Pharaoh's magicians made real frogs, but they will not be real miracles because they will be done by the power of natural causes." (Summa II-II:178:1)

"Antichrist will heal the sick, raise the dead, restore sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, speech to the dumb, raises storms and calms them, re-names mountains, make trees blossom and wither at a word, re-build the temple of Jerusalem, and make Jerusalem the capital city of the world with the vast wealth of hidden treasures." (Rabanus Maurus, private)

(Note). Antichrist cannot work genuine miracles; he cannot give life back to the dead. But he can raise again those who appear to be dead according to human knowledge and experience, but are yet not really dead. He can also re-animate dead bodies by the power of Satan so as to make them appear alive. As for his healing powers and his dominion over the elements and plants, this is not at all impossible for there is much more in the way of psychic powers of the natural order than is generally accepted. He will possess all these thanks to his master, the devil. To us, of course such wonders appear to be miraculous but they are not so in the strict theological sense. Note that R. Maurus did not say "resurrect the dead", but "raise the dead", which is vastly different since the word resurrect, despite its etymological limitations, is generally understood as meaning "bring to life again", whilst the word raise need not imply this. (See also par. 3, 52 & 55)


Anonymous said...


The cardinal the London Times says is the leading contender to succeed John Paul II as pope, claims that the Antichrist is a man who lives on the earth today.

Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, Archbishop of Bologna, said the Antichrist will fool many people because he will be viewed as a humanitarian with a "fascinating personality" who espouses vegetarianism, pacifism, human rights, and environmentalism.

Biffi made his comments during a lecture he gave discussing the writings of Vladimir Solovyov (1853-1900), a famous Russian theologian and mystic. Biffi said that Solovyov had said the Antichrist would appear after the 20th century, which would be marked by horrific wars and the demise of sovereign nations.

Consistent with Solovyov's views, Biffi said, the Antichrist would espouse a world religion and ecumenism, replacing traditional religion with New Age spirituality.

He declined to say if he knows the name of the Antichrist.

Cardinal Biffi's remarks are viewed as important because they often reflect the thinking of John Paul II.

Anonymous said...

In his treatise, On Christ and Antichrist, St. Hippolytus says, "For the deceiver sets to liken himself in all things to the Son of God. Christ is a lion, so Antichrist is also a lion; Christ is a king, so Antichrist is also a king...The Saviour came into the world in the circumcision, and he will come in the same manner. The Lord sent apostles among all the nations, and he in like manner will send false apostles. The Saviour gathered the sheep that were scattered abroad, and he in like manner will bring together a people that is scattered abroad. The Lord gave a seal to those who believed in him, and he will give one in like manner. The Saviour appeared in the form of man, and he too will come in the form of man. The Saviour raised up and showed his holy flesh like a temple, and he will raise a temple of stone in Jerusalem."

I read just recently that the number 5 symbolizes death in occult circles. Five tripled signifies death of the Trinity or a preparation for 666 - man who declares himself God. It is significant, then, that Hitler - a forerunner of the Antichrist - had a membership number in the German Worker's party: 555.

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