And he was a man who taught salvation by an accursed false “gospel”–a gospel of works! A “gospel” of the devil, “another gospel”, a lie, a “gospel” which knows nothing of the glad tidings of salvation by a crucified and risen Saviour, of salvation by God’s grace alone through faith in God’s Son alone, but which is all about earning one’s own salvation (supposedly) by all kinds of means: being “baptized”, being confirmed, going to confession and doing penance, praying to idols, etc., etc. He was a man, in a word, who preached an accursed “gospel” and was therefore himself accursed! For, “though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (Gal.1:8,9).
Much more could be said about this pope, John Paul II. He had been an actor in his youth, and in fact he was so devoted to this that when he finally decided to become a priest and applied to the Carmelite Order, they rejected him because they felt he was devoted to acting far more than he was to his religion. It was even rumoured that he had once been married. He was known, at any rate, to have female companions. In 1979, when he visited his native Poland as the new pope, he dismissed all elderly nuns on his staff, choosing six young Polish ones instead, headed by a beautiful young nun called Teodata. “A dubious choice for a pope who claims asceticism to avoid carnal temptations,” was the comment from a Vatican old-hand.
He came to power after the “accelerated demise” of his predecessor, John Paul I, in 1978, who was murdered in the Vatican with the connivance of top Vatican officials. Those cardinals who favoured the election of a man from a Communist country, who could play a major part in fighting Soviet Communism, had their hearts set on Karol Wojtyla, a cardinal from Communist Poland. And they were assisted, in various ways, by their alliance with United States intelligence agencies, who desired a pope who would move the Vatican away from its pro-Soviet position, which had been promoted under the pontificate of Paul VI. Their plan was to see to it that a pope was elected who would formulate a Vatican-Washington alliance in place of the Vatican-Moscow alliance which then existed: “the potential transformation of a vast portion of the socialist world into a Catholic-American sponsored communist condominium.” The Polish cardinal, Karol Wojtyla, was their choice. And once John Paul I had been removed from the scene, they could see to it that “their” man was elected. The Vatican-Washington proponents within the college of cardinals had to rig the election in order to get “their” man elected. This they succeeded in doing, with the assistance of the CIA, and Karol Wojtyla became Pope John Paul II.
Let it not for a moment be thought that John Paul II was anti-Communist! Oh no. He was in fact a committed Marxist himself, who openly read Marxist publications during the conclave at which he was elected. But he was an anti-Soviet Marxist! In other words, he was very opposed to Soviet-style Communism, but not to Communism itself: not to Roman Catholic Communism, not to “liberation theology”, etc. He wanted to see the rise to prominence of a Romanised version of Communism controlled from the Vatican. And he lived to see it!
His Marxism was also seen in the fact that he threw his weight behind the Roman Catholic-Communist trade union movement, “Solidarity”, in Poland; and he made a point of visiting one Marxist African nation after another and meeting with, and praising, their Marxist terrorist leaders, while studiously avoiding the conservative, anti-Communist, white government in South Africa.
The cardinals of Rome love to say that the Holy Spirit guides them in the choice of each pope, but the real truth is that the choice is a heavy political matter, and as in any election in any worldly institution, there is vast wheeling and dealing behind the scenes, there are veiled and open threats, manipulations, promises, bribes, and more. In addition, certain sections of the Vatican have been “bugged” by various intelligence agencies for many, many years: the Soviet Union, the United States, Britain, France, West Germany, Israel, and various Arab states too, have all “bugged” the Vatican in order to obtain vital secrets from the world’s most powerful religio-political institution. And in this way, much pressure was exerted on certain influential cardinals at the time of the election of Karol Wojtyla to the Papacy.