The Papacy vs. Other Institutions Seeking World Control
In my book, Satan’s Seat, the following is found in the Introduction:
“Bible-believing Christians, although they believe that they understand what is happening in the world, have in fact often been subtly led in the wrong direction. They think that they understand, but they do not…
“Many have realised that, according to Bible prophecy, there is a definite plan in Satan’s kingdom to put the world under the control of one organisation. But, having realised this, they have proceeded to go off in many different directions, and have not turned their attention to where the Lord, in His Word, has clearly directed. They have hacked at the branches, without paying attention to the stem. Or, to use biblical language, they have exposed the daughters, without seeing the Mother who not only gave birth to them, but continues to nourish them.
“There is indeed a satanic conspiracy to place the world under the control of one organisation. The Bible contains prophecies about this. But, while Communism is being used to bring this to pass, Communism is not the fulfillment of the prophecies. And, while the Illuminati is indeed a part of the system, the Illuminati is not the apex of the pyramid. Nor is Freemasonry the very top of Satan’s hierarchy, although it is under the control of the system as much as the many other organisations and movements which are all part of the conspiracy.
“Many Christians have seen that all these groups are aiming for world domination. And each one seems to have a favourite ‘theory’ as to which group fulfills the prophecies of the Bible.
“But what they do not know is that all these groups and more, are in reality being manipulated by an ever greater power. They all tie together at the top. People who suspect that something is going on, when they are confronted with ‘evidence’ on one of the many groups, proceed no further, believing that they have discovered all there is to discover. This is precisely what Satan wants; for his masterpiece has been successfully camouflaged behind all the others.
“There is, behind all these groups, a far more powerful and sinister organisation, one which is all the more deadly because it appears so beautiful and holy. According to the written Word of God, as well as the historical evidence which perfectly fits the prophetic picture, this is the Roman Catholic institution.”
I state this categorically, with the full weight of the divinely inspired prophetic Scriptures and the accumulated evidence of many centuries of history behind it: when it comes to the conspiracy for world control, Bible prophecy speaks of the Roman Papacy! – in the book of Daniel, 2 Thessalonians 2, 1 John, and almost the entire book of Revelation. Secret societies like the Illuminati, the Freemasons, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderbergers, etc., are nowhere mentioned in God’s Word. Very plainly, God the Holy Spirit has shown the true Church where to focus attention, when it comes to identifying and being warned about the Church’s greatest enemy. The Roman Catholic institution is shown to be, beyond all contradiction, the greatest enemy the Christian Church has ever had, or will ever have.
This is not meant to imply that the false teachings and evil deeds of all other wicked institutions and systems must not be exposed in the light of God’s Word! Of course they must, for they are at war with the true and living God, and with His truth. The Bible says we are not to be ignorant of the devil’s devices (2 Cor. 2:11) – it does not matter in what form they come. Also, they are filled with multitudes of deceived souls, led astray by the father of lies and on the broad way that leads to eternal destruction. But these societies and organisations do not fulfil Bible prophecy – Popery does. Furthermore, none of these others will ever be as great a threat to the true Church of Jesus Christ, or to the world in general, than the false “church” of the Papal Antichrist. And Christians lose sight of these things at their peril.