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Pope Francis and the Jesuit Oath
Jesuit Pope Francis
Pope Francis and the Jesuit Oath
Pope Francis and the Jesuit Oath is the first hub in a series which I am planning on writing. Some of the topics I plan to cover throughout my series include the significance of the new pope being a Jesuit. I will also write about the New World Order and secret societies like the Freemasons and Illuminati; because there is a connection between the papacy, secret societies, and the New World Order. Moreover, I will write about how this is leading to the fulfillment of Bible prophecy in the institution of the mark of the beast. I also plan on writing about many other subjects as my series develops. I will now start with the significance of Pope Francis being the first Jesuit pope in History.
The Jesuit Oath
Pope Francis is a known member of the Jesuit Priesthood. Many people are excited about the fact that the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church is a Jesuit. This is the first time in history that a Jesuit has been elected pope. However, I am not so excited about this. As a matter of fact, for me, this is a cause for concern. Especially considering the oath that Jesuits take when their rank is elevated to a level of command. Here are some excerpts from the official Jesuit Oath:
The Jesuit Symbol
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... I do further declare that I will help, assist, and advise all or any of His Holiness's [the Pope's] agents, in any place where I should be, in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Ireland or America, or in any other kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my utmost to extirpate the heretical Protestant or Masonic doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, legal or otherwise. I do further promise and declare that, notwithstanding, I am dispensed with to assume any religion heretical for the propagation of the Mother Church's interest; to keep secret and private all her agents' counsels from time to time, as they entrust me, and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstances whatever; but to execute all that should be proposed, given in charge, or discovered unto me by you, my Ghostly Father, or any of this sacred order.
... I do further promise and declare that I will, when opportunity presents, make and wage relentless war, secretly and openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Masons, as I am directed to do, to extirpate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex nor condition, and that will hang, burn, waste, boil, flay, strangle, and bury alive these infamous heretics; rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women, and crush their infants' heads against the walls in order to annihilate their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly I will secretly use the poisonous cup, the strangulation cord, the steel of the poniard, or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honour, rank, dignity or authority of the persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agents of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Father of the Society of Jesus.
... I will not deal with or employ a Protestant if in my power to deal with or employ a Catholic. That I will place Catholic girls in Protestant families that a weekly report may be made of the inner movements of the heretics. That I will provide myself with arms and ammunition that I may be in readiness when the word is passed, or I am commanded to defend the Church either as an individual or with the militia of the Pope.1
Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) was a high ranking Jesuit before becoming pope. As a matter of fact, he was the highest ranking Jesuit in Argentina and the head of all of the Jesuits, there.2 This means that has taken the oath to underhandedly infiltrate and destroy anyone opposing the church. Why would anyone do such a thing? You would have to have at least a brief understanding of the history of the Jesuit Priesthood in order to gain the answer.
A Brief History of the Jesuit Priesthood
The Jesuit Priesthood was officially founded in the year of 1540 and was quickly put to use in fighting against the Protestant Reformation. At that period in history, many people were converting from Catholicism to Protestantism as the result of the preaching of the Reformers against the corruptions and falsehoods of the Roman Catholic Church. In response to the Protestant Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church launched the Counter-Reformation, which the Jesuits participated in, greatly.
One powerful teaching that the Reformers were proclaiming was that the papacy is the little horn Antichrist of Daniel 7:8. This caused such a problem in the Roman Catholic Church that the pope commissioned the Jesuits to come up with some interpretations of prophecy that would take the attention off of the papacy as the Antichrist. Two Jesuits were prominent in this: Francisco Ribera and Luis De Alcazar.
Jesuit Francisco Ribera
Francisco Ribera came up with an interpretation called Futurism. Futurism teaches that the Antichrist would be a single individual, not a system of popes like the Protestant Reformers taught, who would not appear until the last three and a-half years of earth's history in the future, before the return of Jesus. He would also pretend to be God, rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, and conquer the world. Sound familiar? Well, it should. Most Protestants' interpretation of prophecy is very similar; although, it has evolved, somewhat. This is no doubt due to Jesuit infiltration of the Protestant religion.
Most Protestant churches today don't believe that the papacy is the Antichrist. Instead, they believe that the Antichrist is going to appear sometime during the great tribulation, during the last seven years of earth's history. They also believe in a secret rapture, an invisible return of Jesus, which will mark the beginning of the the great tribulation. This is all bogus. Sadly, most Protestants fail to see that this is just a modification of Futurism as was invented by Francisco Ribera.
Most Protestants don't know their Reformation history and don't realize that what they have come to believe is simply an invention of the Roman Catholic Church designed to take the focus off of the papacy as the Antichrist. This is a Catholic doctrine, which has been implanted into Protestantism through the aid of Jesuit infiltrators in order to break down the barriers between Protestantism and Catholicism. This is by design, in order to lead Protestant Churches under the submission of the pope. The Ecumenical Movement is a big tool that the Catholic Church is using to attempt to finalize this; but I will not cover that in this hub because I do not have room enough for all of the details.
Another interpretation of prophecy that the Jesuits invented during the Counter-Reformation is called Preterism; although, most people don't believe it. Luis De Alcazar came up with Preterism. It teaches that prophecy has been fulfilled in the past, and ended with the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. It also identifies the Roman Emperor Nero as the Antichrist.
In my next hub, I will go into more detail about the founding of the Jesuit Priesthood by Ignatius of Loyola. Please follow me on HubPages or on Facebook to get updates on my future hubs.
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The Jesuits and the Counter-Reformation
- "EIPS - The Jesuit Oath Exposed." EIPS - The Jesuit Oath Exposed. European Institute of Protestant Studies, 05 Apr. 2000. Web. 03 May 2013. <http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?ArtKey=jesuit>.
- Cline, Austine. "Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio: Profile of a Candidate For Pope."About.com. About, n.d. Web. 14 May 2013. <http://atheism.about.com/od/papalelections/p/Bergoglio.htm>.
- "The Counter Reformation." N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2013. <http://dedication.www3.50megs.com/reformation2.html>.
- "Dr. Thomas Ice." A Biblical Analysis of the False Doctrine of Preterism. According to Prophecy Ministries, n.d. Web. 12 May 2013. <http://www.according2prophecy.org/Preterism.html>.