WORLD POLITICAL AUTHORITY
Pope Benedict has issued a decisive appeal to world leaders in his recent encyclica, stating;; “There is an urgent need of a true world political authority, to manage the global economy with God-centered ethics…to end the current worldwide financial crisis.” 
Note, he does not ask for a world financial authority, but a world political authority!
The Pope continues: “it [the “world political authority”] would have to have… authority to ensure compliance with its decisions FROM ALL PARTIES.... ” 
The Pope added that the current economic crisis was "clear proof of ” what he called the "pernicious effects of sin....” “Such an authority," he said, would have to be “regulated by law” and “would need to be universally recognized"!!
Who is going to be in control of the “world political authority?” The Bible says it is the papacy – the harlot or the beast.
We read: ”Then one of the seven angels who had the seven vials came and talked with me, saying to me, ’Come, I will show you the judgement of the great harlot (unfaithful church) who sits on many waters (people), with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication (had illegitimate relations), and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine (false doctrine) of her fornication.’…and the woman whom you saw is that great city
(or system) which reigns over the kings of the earth. (Rev. 17:18).
Luther and the reformers were right in believing that all the Biblical signs of this Antichrist power point to the pope and the papacy.
Luther said: "It is plain that the marks of the Antichrist coincide with those of the pope’s kingdom and his followers." This statement you will find in the book of Concord; The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, p. 327.
As we already have seen the Bible reveals it is the papacy that reigns over the kings of the earth. In the seventeenth chapter of Revelation is foretold the destruction of all the churches who corrupt themselves by idolatrous devotion to the service of the papacy, those who have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
”Thus is represented the papal power, which with all deceivableness of unrighteosness, by outside attraction and gorgeous display, deceives all nations; promising them, as did Satan, our first parents, all good to those who receive its mark, and all harm to those who oppose its fallacies. The power which has the deepest inward corruption will make the greatest display, and will clothe itself with the most elaborate signs of power.
The Bible plainly declares that this power possesses a corrupt and deceiving wickedness. ”Upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONSS OF THE EARTH.” Rev. 17:5. What is it that gives kingdom to this power? Protestantism, a power which, while professing to have the temper and spirit of a lamb and to be allied to Heaven, speaks with the voice of a dragon. It is moved by a power from beneath.” 
”And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, ” Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird! For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.” (Rev. 18:1-3) KJV.
”And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, ”Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” (Rev:18:4)
... ”Alas, alas, that great city, wherein where made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour she is made desolate.” (Rev. 18:19) ” …For thy merchants were the great men of the earth, for by thy
sorceries were all nations deceived.” (Rev:18:23.)
It is this power, spiritual Babylon, that now are deceiing ALL nations, and seeking global political power - . It will eventually also seek global religious power. This power will then teem up with USA and, by law or force, introduce the mark of the beast, which is sunday sacredness. (Rev:13:11-16).
In his bestselling book The Keys of This Blood,the Jesuit Professor and Vatican insider, Malachi Martin, revealed it all:
”Willing or not, ready or not, we are all involved in an all-out, no-holds-barred, three-way global competition. Most of us are not competitors…. We are the stakes…. the competition is about who will establish the first one-world system of government that has ever existed in the society of nations. It is about who will hold and wield the dual power of AUTHORITY AND CONTROL OVER EACH OF US AS INDIVIDUALS AND OVER ALL OF US TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY… in the third millennium…. now that it has been started, there is no way it can be called off.... our way of life as individuals and as citizens... even the badges of our national identity... will have been powerfully and radically altered forever. No one can be exempted from its effects. No sector of our lives will remain untouched.”  [Emphasis supplied]
Martin says the Pope will be "the victor in that competition". On page 341 of his book, Malachi Martin makes it clear that this one-world government will be “dominated by an international bureaucracy which controls and directs every citizen and every nation.... 
As we have seen, Pope Benedict is now appealing for a ‘true world political authority'. “Such an authority," he says, would have to be “regulated by law” and “would need to be universally recognized"!!
Since the pope now is appealing for a global political authority, regulated by law, we know the papacy soon will be appealing for a World Religious Authority, regulated by law. We will then begin to experience the implementation of the mark of the beast! Sunday saecredness will then be univercially implemented by law. It will soon come! It will soon be a reality.
Now, is the time to become acquainted with your God and Savior, Jesus Christ!
Seek His Presence, and day by day He will seek to develop in you a genuine Love for His Wise Ways, and a Trust in Him. He will never fail you or forsake you. He longs to prove Himself to you. – Let Him prepare you for the days ahead, both physickly and spiritualy.
We can conclude, that with this appeal, the papecy is in fact calling for the UNION OF CHURCH AND STATE under a geo-political authority that he calls a “world political authority,” exactly as Revelation chapters 13 and 17 predicts…
Read more about this in Revelation 13:16-17 and 17:12-13!
Read more about this in the document called THE USA AND THE PAPACY IN BIBLE PROPHECY
Abel and Bente Struksnes, CIS, Norway
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