The dream is finally being fully achieved. Twentieth Century Popes could only dream of Rome’s restoration as the most important worldwide superpower. She has been reckoned by world leaders as the chief formulator of policies and international, ambassadorial mediator by world leaders, ahead of the USA. Under the reign of the Antichrist, no one will be allowed to overshadow the authority of the papacy. The day has come when the entire world—pagans, Muslims, Christians, Jews, and even the non-religious— have all acknowledged the papacy as both a spiritual and temporal ruler.
“These [10 kings] have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them.” Revelation 17: 13, 14. Praise the Lord for this!
The kings of the earth are surely giving their power and strength unto the beast. Rome now has the influence, on a global scale, that can benefit or damage any political or economic policy.
With her assistance she can sustain any world leader or through her hostility she can destroy them. All of this is done through her trickery. “And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.” Daniel 8:25.
The Pope implements his policies through his cardinals, bishops, priests, and his 1.2 billion adherents [65 million in the US] which are found in every corner in the world. It is no wonder that the whole world flocks to Rome to coordinate their operations with those of the Vatican. They do so knowing that the Vatican can either be a dangerous ally or a dangerous enemy. Thus, it is necessary that world leaders cultivate a partnership with Rome to ensure political success. And by so doing, they are placing the Roman Catholic Church above all other religious denominations of the world. By sending state ambassadors and granting diplomatic status with the Vatican, world governments have placed the Vatican, a religious order on par with themselves and in so doing they recognize her supremacy. Seventh day Adventists, as students of prophecy, see a fulfillment of Revelation 13: 3, 4 when God’s Word declares that “all the world wondered after the beast” and “who is able to make war with him?”
Would to God that they would go to Him for guidance and not to man. If our world leaders would humble themselves and pray, seek after God’s righteousness, turn away from their evil ways then real permanent, just solutions would come to pass.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14.
Since the Pope is the head of a global diplomatic machinery, he can influence policies, support or oppose governments, and form alliances. Remember, the Vatican has no parliament, congress, or senate which limit and restrain a nation’s powers. Therefore, the Pope is an absolute, autocratic ruler who exercises uncontrolled power in his church-state monarchy. And he will use that power to exercise whatever influence he can exert for the promotion of her doctrines— the wine of her fornication. “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.” Revelation 17:18.