[quote=Calbreese]The Pope has a particularly special challenge with the Beast of Revelation being unveiled soon.
Almost everyone in the world knows Pope John Paul II political opinions of most of the wars in the past decade. On another thread they were quoting how only around ten percent of people polled in the UK knew God’s ten commandments.
In Revelation the third angle tells us that those who obey God’s commandments are those who DO NOT HAVE the mark of the Beast on their forehead (mind), right hand (strength). We are instructed by God to have His commandments written on our mind (forehead), strength (right hand) heart and soul. Obeying God with all your mind, strength, heart and soul is how we love God.
As to knowing who the beast is, it is more important the world know how NOT TO HAVE the beast’s mark on their forehead and hand which is accomplished by having God’s law on your mind (forehead), strength (right hand), heart and soul.
Let us pray that our next Pope will be proactive in insuring that God’s Law is known by the world over insuring that his political opinions are known to the world.
Peace in Christ,
**NAB DEU 11:18 **
[indent]“Therefore, take these words of mine into your heart and soul. Bind them at your wrist as a sign, and let them be a pendant on your forehead. Teach them to your children, speaking of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest. And write them on the doorposts or your houses and on your gates, **so that, as long as the heavens are above the earth, you and your children may live on in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers he would give them.” ****“For if you are careful to observe all these commandments I enjoin on you, loving the LORD, your God, and following his ways exactly, and holding fast to him,…” **
**NAB REV 14:9 **
“If anyone worships the beast or its image, or** accepts its mark on his forehead or hand**, he too will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger. He will be tormented in burning sulphur before the Lamb, and the smoke of their torment shall rise forever and ever. There shall be no relief day or night for those who worship the beast or its image or accept the mark of its name.” This is what sustains the holy ones, who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus. I heard a voice from heaven say to me: “write this down: Happy now are the dead who die in the Lord!” The Spirit added, "Yes, they shall find rest from their labors, for their good works accompany them."
NAB MAR 10:17
"Good Teacher, what must I do to share in everlasting life?" Jesus answered, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments:
**'You shall not kill;…”
**NAB LUK 10:25
**“Teacher, what must I do to inherit everlasting life?” Jesus answered him: "What is written in the law? How do you read it?" He replied:
“You shall love the Lord your God
with all your heart,…”