PJ Media: In an April 2019 letter, Pope Emeritus Benedict wrote an article describing how the church lost the ability to govern itself and found many of its formation centers turned into hatcheries for sexual abusers. It was a two-step process. First, the popes lost the culture war within the Church. “In the 20 years from 1960 to 1980, the previously normative standards regarding sexuality collapsed entirely.” Efforts to reverse the trend were dismissed as conservative claptrap.
There were — not only in the United States of America — individual bishops who rejected the Catholic tradition as a whole and sought to bring about a kind of new, modern “Catholicity” … in not a few seminaries, students caught reading my [Benedict’s] books were considered unsuitable for the priesthood.
Then the popes found that, having lost the culture wars, the victorious memes started flying their flags from the seminaries. Benedict recalls that “in various seminaries homosexual cliques were established,” which brought not just new sexual mores but a deliberate new form of transgressive behavior. To Benedict, it seemed as if his Church was under deliberate attack.
How long before the fate of Benedict’s church is the fate of the West? Almost overnight, concepts like patriotism, family, national borders and even masculinity have become bad words. more …
Opinion: How long before the fate of Benedict’s church and of the West may be the wrong question. How long before Francis’ church morphs into the final church described in Revelation 3:14-22?
“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:
“These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth”.
Laodicea means ‘the people rule’. From what we know of the last wars before the tribulation, the true church will be gone (1 Thess. 4:16-17) and much of Islam will be defeated in two prophesied wars.
The Psalm 83 (Islamic) nations: Lebanon, Jordan, Palestinians of West Bank, Gaza and the Sinai, Saudi Arabia and Egypt comprise all of Israel’s Muslim neighbors, who will be so neutralized that none will join in the next war against Israel of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 38-39).
The Gog and Magog nations: Russia, + Islamic Iran, Turkey, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia and Libya when combined with the Muslim nations of Psalm 83, will leave Islam greatly diminished.
So what or who is Laodicea? I envision what is left of Islam, self-described Christians and Catholics who were left behind in the rapture, and disparate confused religious cults looking for answers.
Pope Francis, (or a future pope of the same ilk) and his Ecumenical and Muslim outreach could not be better suited for the title Pontifex Maximus (Revelation 13:11-17).
(see more on the Psalm 83 and Gog and Magog nations here)