The Pope of Rome in America 2008: Why Now?

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The Roman pope, Benedict XVI, visited the United States of America in April. It was an immensely successful visit, by all accounts. But the question that needs answering is: why now? Why was a trip to the USA so important at this particular time?

For a non-Papist president, George W. Bush sure went out of his way to fawn over the Roman Antichrist as if he had been a lifelong devotee. He greeted the pope on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force base in Maryland as he landed – the very first head of state that Bush has ever welcomed in this way, described as an "unprecedented reception". Usually heads of state come to Washington, D.C., first. When questioned as to why he did this, Bush replied, "Because he is a really important figure in a lot of ways. One, he speaks for millions. Two, he doesn't come as a politician; he comes as a man of faith. And, three, that I so subscribe to his notion that… there's right and wrong in life, that moral relativism has a danger of undermining the capacity to have more hopeful and free societies, that I want to honor his convictions, as well." [1]

When he was asked, "What do you take generally from [the pope’s] appraisal of Europe and the world? And why is this relationship between the United States and the Holy See so important to you?" Bush replied:

"Well, first of all, it's important to me because the Holy Father represents and stands for some values that I think are important for the health of the country, and when he comes to America, millions of my fellow citizens will be hanging on his every word. And that's why it's important.

"I really don't want to… spend time being critical of Europe. My main objective is to make sure our country is strong and solid and remains in the lead. One of the tenets of my foreign policy is that there is an Almighty, and a gift of that Almighty to every man, woman and child is freedom. And, you know, His Holiness speaks with that kind of clarity.

"I'm also, as you know, a believer in the value of human life for the… most vulnerable amongst us. And he speaks clearly to that, as well." [2]

Bush professes to be a Christian. He most certainly is not, and there is much evidence for this, but these statements of his are just further evidence. He called the Roman pope "the Holy Father" (a name given only to God the Father in the Bible, Jn. 17:11) and "His Holiness" – the one the Bible calls "the Man of Sin and Son of Perdition" (2 Thess. 2:3), "that Wicked" (2 Thess. 2:8), and "Antichrist" (1 Jn. 2:18). And he thinks that welcoming the Antichrist to America will help to make the country "strong and solid and remain in the lead"! How deceived he is. Any country that welcomes the Antichrist to its shores invites the judgment of God upon it. Already that land has felt the effects of the wrath of God following his visit, just as in the past when the previous pope, John Paul II, visited it. God is not mocked.

Bush showed how spiritually blind he is, again, when he said the pope came not as a politician, but as a man of faith. It should be asked: what faith? Certainly not the faith of the Bible, for Roman Catholicism is a false religion, heathenism dressed up as Christianity. But in addition to that, Benedict XVI, as pope of Rome, most certainly went to the U.S. as a politician! He goes everywhere as a political as well as a spiritual leader, for he is both. And his desire is for the entire world to submit to him politically as well as spiritually. As popes have done for centuries, he claims authority and supremacy over the nations of the world. He views himself as above kings and presidents. He believes himself to be the rightful ruler of the whole earth.

As for the fact that millions of Americans hang on his every word, although this is true it should not be a reason for Bush to view his visit as important to America. The very opposite in fact: Roman Catholics number more than any other religious group in America today. Their power and influence is vast. And they owe allegiance to the pope in Rome first and foremost – above any allegiance to their country's president! Yes, millions of Americans hang on his every word; but this is a tragedy for America, for it means there is another power in America besides the man in the White House, a man with far more power, far greater wealth, and the ability, through those very millions of loyal followers in America, to radically alter the United States as a country. It has been done already, and it will continue to be done in the years ahead.

But then came the bombshell. At the end of the interview, the interviewer said to Bush, "You said, famously, when you looked into Vladimir Putin's eyes you saw his soul. When you look into Benedict XVI's eyes what do you see?" And President George W. Bush, leader of the supposedly free world, a supposed "Protestant" and a supposed "Christian", replied: "God." [3]

That is how the President of the United States views the pope of Rome!