The Devil's Apostle

“The Pope is the very Antichrist who has exalted himself above and opposed himself against Christ because he will not permit Christians to be saved. It is nothing else than the devil himself because above and against God he urges and disseminates his Papal falsehoods concerning Masses, Purgatory, the monastic life, one’s own works, fictitious divine worship which is the very Papacy and condemns, murders and tortures all Christians who do not exalt and honor these abominations of the Pope above all things, therefore just as little as we can worship the devil himself as Lord and God, we can endure his apostle the Pope. For to lie and to kill and destroy body and soul eternally, that is wherein his Papal government really consists.” – Martin Luther

Excerpt from The Pope and The Papacy by John MacArthur.

7 thoughts on “The Devil's Apostle

  1. I agree that the pope is the devil’s greatest tool for sending millions to HELL.

    The Catholics believe in good works to get them to heaven. They don’t realize that that is the very reason they ended up in hell, until they cross the bridge of death.

  2. The POPE is a cult leader here on Earth like any other political leader with a following;
    Most if not all teachings of the Catholics deny the TRINITY,exalt MARY the mother of Jesus and even go ahead to worship her and to Exalt her above Jesus Christ.
    They deny salvation as taught in the GOSPEL.teach falsehoods about praying for the dead and pugatory,the list is endless.They do not teach about the GOD in the BIBLE.
    The POPE is worshiped by the catholics,they even pray to Him,and they create for them selves Saints who are Dead Men.
    The POPE and his folowers are wrong compared to the teachings of the BIBLE.

  3. I hardly believe that the pope is the antichrist. I can’t bring myself to believe that the whole world will follow after this pathetic excuse of a man. The antichrist, as I have read (please correct me if I am wrong), will be toxon, a cheap imitation for Christ. Faking it the whole way, but doing a marvelous job on deceiving the masses with signs and wonders. Satan always wanted to be Christ or at least God, and I truly believe that he will be just that, for a while anyway. The world won’t follow after a man, who everyone knows. It has to be someone supernatural that appears as Christ will appear to have the same effect as Christ would have. It has to be authentic. It has to be so authentic that even the Rabbinical groups in Israel will embrace him in order to let him into the Temple. Not just anyone has that liberty. No, I believe the anti(instead of)christ will be Satan himself, not some puny man.

  4. revivalandreformation:

    I must disagree with your statement:
    ” No, I believe the anti(instead of)christ will be Satan himself, not some puny man.”

    Compare Daniel 7 and Revelation 13 & 17. Scripture provides sufficient detail that the Antichrist will be a person, separate from Satan himself, since Satan (the dragon, the old serpent) gives him (the Antichrist, or “the first beast”) his power. Remember 1 Jn.5:19. Since the WHOLE WORLD (excepting only those of God) lies under the power of the evil one (Satan), it wouldn’t take much at all for them to follow/worship a “puny man”, if Satan so leads them.

    Will a Pope be the Antichrist? That’s a matter of opinion. The Pope has long been identified with the Antichrist, since no other office bears such striking similarity with the beast of Revelation. It must be remembered that, despite who is currently sitting in the Pope’s chair, he is still the political head of a sovereign state, and sits as the spiritual head over billions worldwide. Thus, his political power and clout is already firmly established (have we not seen so many world leaders bowing before the Pope in countless news and magazine photos?). Consider that among his many titles is “the vicar of Christ”. According to Catholic teaching, he sits in the very seat of Christ Himself, the “visible head” of Christ’s church on earth. The fact that the Popes we have known of late have been feeble old men can change rather quickly. They have but to elect a younger, more charismatic, more dynamic, more “relevant”, world peacemaking, Israeli-Arab conflict solving mastermind, to change that image into an instant world hero. Not saying that’s what’s going to happen. Just saying it could.

    To the world, the Antichrist will appear as anything but a cheap imitation of Christ. Especially when the world (as well as the churches) is being conditioned even now to accept a “Christ” who is not He Who is described in the Scriptures. And this is being done through the power of the “spirit of antichrist” (1Jn.4:2-3). So whoever he is, the Antichrist will fit what the world wants.

  5. I guess we’ll see huh? I guess we aren’t supposed to know who this man is, whether it be man or devil. Yes, I agree, he will be EXACTLY what the world (and the “church”) wants. He will give them the freedom, power and justification to live the lives they want.

  6. R&R,

    Most of the Reformed confessions and creeds identify the Papacy as the seat of anti-Christ, and thus by this logic the Pope sits in the seat of anti-Christ.

    Whether or not some Pope will be THE eschatological Anti-Christ is certainly debatable; but frankly at the end of the day we just don’t know because Scripture is silent about WHO this vile person will be, although it tells us much about WHAT he will be like.

    We’re also told that there are, and will be, many anti-Christs, and that the spirit of anti-Christ – the mystery of iniquity – was already at work even in apostolic times.

    It’s indisputable when examining the Pope and the Papacy that Romanism is in fact a false religious system that acts as a similitude of, and substitute for true Biblical Christianity, so in that sense it is an anti-Christ system. In fact in my personal opinion Romanism is the greatest, and most wildly successful hoax Satan has ever perpetrated upon the world in the name of “Christ”.

    It’s also conceivable (and has been convincingly argued by many) that given Rome’s incessant ecumenical prostitution the Pope may act as the False Prophet of Rev. 13:11, being the religious mouthpiece of THE Anti-Christ; “Then I saw another beast rising out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.”

    Only God knows for certain.

    In Christ,
    CD

  7. Yes I agree. The pope could very well be the false prophet (maybe it’s Rick Warren?), either way, my only problem and I have faced this other places is too many times people say this and that and leave out the Scripture and act as though what was said is in fact Scripture. If Scripture doesn’t say it, then chances are it’s not important.

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