This week’s Prophecy Weekly covers protests throughout the world. In the US and beyond, students are protesting gun violence, in Poland people are protesting additional restrictions proposed to abortion laws and France has trade unions protesting against proposed government changes. These protests are all targeting violence and human rights. One other group protesting law changes this week stands out from the crowd. The Catholic Church is protesting against laws in New York and Alabama that would allow abuse victims to come forward even though the statute of limitations for the crimes committed against them has expired. While people protest for rights, the church is worried about their money and the continued degradation of their reputation. This organization was written about in Romans 1. You are encouraged to check it out for yourself!
This week’s Prophecy Weekly is dominated by the snakes and vipers. Who are they?!? Read the two articles regarding St. Patrick’s Day to understand which people are spoken of as snakes. Did St. Patrick drive snakes out of Ireland, or bring them in? Find out for yourself, then consider if there are still snakes deceiving people to eat of the wrong tree!
Wars and rumors of wars did not dominate mainstream media, but they should have! The war in Afghanistan reached 6,000 days on March 11th, continuing as the longest US war with no end in sight. Firefights continue in Niger and the Syrian war continues to result in significant civilian deaths and homelessness. What does God think of all this violence? His actions have been prophesied all the way back in Genesis!
The story goes that serpents attacked Patrick during a 40 day fast he was undertaking on top of a hill. So, he chased all the serpents of Ireland into the sea with his staff. Of course, all evidence suggests that there were no literal snakes in Ireland long before Patrick arrived in 432AD. This is a weak attempt to connect Patrick with Moses and Aaron’s battle against Pharaoh’s magi in Exo 7:8-13. Many sources interpret this as a metaphor regarding Patrick driving paganism out of Ireland. But let’s consider, what did Patrick really do?
What did Patrick really do?
“Familiar with the Irish language and culture, Patrick chose to incorporate traditional ritual into his lessons of Christianity instead of attempting to eradicate native Irish beliefs. For instance, he used bonfires to celebrate Easter since the Irish were used to honoring their gods with fire. He also superimposed a sun, a powerful Irish symbol, onto the Christian cross to create what is now called a Celtic cross, so that veneration of the symbol would seem more natural to the Irish.” History.com.
Patrick didn’t drive out paganism but meshed it with Christianity. Just as Pope Gregory I later instructed in 601AD and the Catholic Church has done since it’s inception. For more on the history of “St. Patrick” go here.
Adaptation and Accommodation
“From the beginning the Catholic Church had proved itself adaptable and flexible in its dealings with heathens.” “There was division within the Church over the issue of how far missionaries should compromise with pagan customs in order to win converts; the Jesuits led the movement for accommodation and adaptation. Citing the early Christian and medieval practices of …Gregory I, the Jesuits struggled to win over the rest of the Church.” Early Jesuit Missionaries: A Suggestion for Further Study by PETER DUIGNAN
Jesus refers to the Pharisees as those who look good on the outside but within are full of lies, wickedness and deceit. Just as the Catholic Church since its inception has incorporated paganism into its doctrine while purporting to serve God. They look good on the outside but within are full of the dead, both physically and spiritually.
Matt 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within you are full of deceit and wickedness.
Matt 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like unto whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
Jesus also refers to the Pharisees as serpents and vipers.
Matt 23:29-33 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! … You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
Patrick is credited with driving the serpents out of Ireland when in fact he brought them in!
In this week’s Prophecy Weekly it becomes clear who the false prophets are that appear righteous, but are full of hypocrisy and iniquity, Matthew 23:27-28. The Vatican has been called out by an internal whistleblower in New Zealand for wanting to avoid an investigation and a group of Irish abuse survivors wants to question Francis on why taxpayers paid part of an abuse settlement and not the church. People are starting to gear up for the next Pagan Holiday, Easter. Be sure to watch the video visible when you click the “Passion Play” headline to learn more!
This week’s Prophecy Weekly is overwhelmed with news of ongoing sexual abuse claims, convictions and scandals. From the notorious Catholic priest pedophiles to the Church of England and an Orthodox school in Jerusalem. The abuse of children by “authority figures” is beyond disgusting. A new Bill introduced in Michigan to protect children is being challenged by the Catholic Church, while at the same time “Pope” Francis is asking US donors for $25 Million for a scandal-plagued hospital in Rome. Meanwhile, the Vatican has determined that their own Bank’s Ex-Chief embezzled over $60 Million. It is time to wake up to these wolves in sheep’s clothing!
This week’s Prophecy Weekly shows the Great Tribulation of these times. The school shooting in Florida continued the trend of a rise in violence in places that should be safe. The Pope reinstated the abuse commission, but the bigger story is why it stopped in the first place. An investigation into the wealth of the Catholic Church in Australia dug up 30 BILLION dollars, while victims remain unpaid. False Feast days and pagan practices covered the globe with Valentines Day, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Carnivals and the Olympics. The world is full of violence, idolatry and hypocrisy!
On Wednesday, February 14th it happened to be Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent and the culmination of Carnival, filled with pagan festivities. It was also Valentine’s Day, another pagan ritual. On that same afternoon a disturbed young man walked into a school and shot and killed 17 people and wounded 15 in what is now being called “one of the deadliest school shootings in modern American history.” Trump calls it a “terrible violence, hatred and evil.” In other words, Great Tribulation! “Copycat” threats are now being made to schools all around the nation. “How should one chase a thousand and two put ten thousand to flight except their Rock has sold them…?” This is all Madness of Mind!
The suspect went to his former school and pulled a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle out of his backpack. This rifle is marketed as the “Crusader,” and comes with a biblical verse from Psalm of David, 144, etched in it: “”Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.”
Oh what a time of pure chaos and confusion! This day for instance, Ash Wednesday, a day of “penance and prayer” for “Christians” to remember their mortality because after all: “from dust thou art and to dust thou shalt return” Coincidentally, it happens to land on Valentine’s Day, a day of indulgent love and sexual rituals with all the candy, surf and turf, cakes and goodies and wine you can eat and drink. What a contradiction! What are you gonna do? The Lenten period is supposed to be a time of penance, abstinence and fasting. The truth of the matter is that it’s all worthless paganism! Just leave it alone.