Although their stated aim is to defend the Papacy and advance the Roman Catholic institution around the world, the pope of Rome is the mere figurehead as far as they are concerned. They must call the shots. They must rule the world behind the papal throne. This is why the Jesuit general is known as “the black pope” – he rules from deep within the shadows. This is why the Jesuits have raised men to the papal throne, and assassinated popes who did not do their bidding. And this is why, in 2013 at a time of global crisis for the Roman Catholic institution which they knew only they could overcome, they placed one of their own members, a Jesuit priest from Argentina named Jose Maria Bergoglio, on the papal throne.
The Jesuit Pope is a Jesuit First and Foremost
When Bergoglio became pope of Rome, taking the name of Francis I, the Jesuit Order reached the pinnacle of its power. It was now sitting astride the world. When he was elected, Francis was perceived to be a doctrinal conservative. And so he may be – as long as to be so works in the favour of Jesuitism. However, should his Jesuit Order command him to believe something different, or to alter or even jettison a particular Papist doctrine, or doctrines, “for the greater good” – he will not hesitate to do so. For a true Jesuit obeys orders from his superiors without question. And Francis is –despite being pope – a Jesuit under orders. He takes his instructions from the Jesuit general.
And the fact is that, since becoming pope, Francis has often shown a leniency, a flexibility, to particular Roman Catholic doctrines and practices, which has greatly alarmed Roman Catholic conservatives. He has taken a decidedly less than rigid approach, for example, to divorce, abortion, and sodomy. This has made him the darling of liberals worldwide, both inside and outside his religion – but alarm bells have been ringing for a long time in the ears of those who hold to traditional, conservative Roman Catholic theology. He pays lip service to doctrinal conservatism, but then says things which are very evidently opposite to it. This is typical Jesuitism. It is to speak with a forked tongue. It is to be all things to all men.
Why the Attack on Francis will Almost Certainly Not Succeed
Many, many times the Jesuits have been accused of heresy by other Romish leaders. And now some of them are accusing their pope, himself, of being a heretic – because he is a Jesuit, and is following the Jesuits methods to the letter.
For example, one of the heresies the authors of the open letter accuse Francis of committing, is expressed thus: “A Christian believer can have full knowledge of a divine law and voluntarily choose to break it in a serious matter, but not be in a state of mortal sin as a result of this action.” This is pure Jesuitism! This kind of theology can be found stated over and over again in the writings of Jesuit authors. For examples of what they are prepared to tolerate and overlook, see my article, Jesuit “Moral Theology” and the Destruction of Western Morality. It will shock most people, so abysmal is the knowledge of Jesuitism today.
Many, many times, during the four and a half centuries during which the Jesuits have existed and encircled the Papacy with their tentacles, priests, bishops and leaders of various other Roman Catholic religious orders – even popes – have tried to destroy them; all without success. Yes, from time to time in their history they have been suppressed, or booted out of this country or that; but like a cancer they have always returned. This attempt, then, to accuse a Jesuit of heresy is merely the latest in a long line of such attempts by Romish priests, bishops and others, to curtail or defeat Jesuitical power. The problem for these men, however, is that this time the Jesuit they are accusing of heresy sits on the papal throne itself, and moreover is phenomenally popular throughout the Roman Catholic world, and in fact the world in general. The Jesuit Order holds the Vatican, and the worldwide “Church” of Rome, in a vice grip. Francis is their man. It will take more – much, much more – than an open letter from some disgruntled Papists to unseat him. In fact, there is every reason (humanly speaking) to believe that he will die in office before that happens.
A Warning to True Christians
Lastly, a word of warning to true Christians: be careful that in this matter, as in all matters, you are informed by the Word of God, the Bible, and not swayed by the devil’s subtlety. Yes, Francis is a heretic – but not because some Romish priests and academics say so. He is a heretic because the Word of God says so! As pope of Rome, he is the very arch-heretic itself – the present Antichrist, just as all popes before him have been the Antichrist while they reigned, and as any pope after him will be the Antichrist at that time; that Man of Sin, that Son of Perdition, “who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped” (2 Thess. 2:4); “whose coming is after the working of Satan” (v.9).
Yes, be very careful in this matter! First, understand that Francis I is a heretic according to the Word of God. But second (and just as importantly), understand that the Papists who oppose him and call him a heretic, are heretics themselves according to the Word of God! It would be a terrible error to think that because these men oppose Francis, they are somehow orthodox. They may be “orthodox” according to Roman Catholic theology, but not according to biblical truth. It is the pot calling the kettle black. It is a set of heretics accusing another of being a heretic.