My dear friends
Following is my theory of the end times and the antichrist. It’s not a private revelation, just my theory based on recent discussions, research and meditation. I would like to know your thoughts on all this. Does it contradict anything it shouldn’t? What are your thoughts too?
Definition from [/FONT]http://www.therealpresence.org/dictionary/dictaintro.htm
**ANTICHRIST. **The chief of Christ’s enemies. The New Testament specifically names him only in I John 2:18, 2:22; 4:3, and II John 7, where he is identified with unbelievers who deny the Incarnation. Over the centuries the Antichrist has been variously associated with historical persons, e.g., Caligula, Simon Magus, and Nero, or again with organized movements such as Arianism. The more common Catholic interpretation says that he is not merely symbolic or an embodiment of the anti-Christian. The Antichrist is a real person. (Etym. Greek *antichristos, *against Christ.)
My opinion is that the antichrist is the demonic influence working through peoples and groups in the world since the time of Christ as spoken of by St John. I’m not sure if you can say he’s been around since before Christ but he certainly has been involved since the original sin.
Go to this link for a better explaination of what may be the antichrist. This is not an approved revelation but I am just using it to present my theory. I like this guy and he may well be genuine but he’s just being used here too assist me compiling my theory [/FONT]http://www.sign.org/index.phtml?p=prophecy&n=74
Think about all the people under demonic influence today such as muslims, communists, atheists, pagans, secular humanists, Satanists, freemasons, and on and on and on. Has there ever been such demonic influence in the world? I would doubt it.
The thing that is determining the power of the antichrist as history rolls on is the great battle between the mystical body of Christ and the mystical body of satan. This is why we sometimes have golden ages in the church – the mystical body of Christ is winning. And when great trials and persecution come it’s because the mystical body of satan is winning.
For an explaination of what this is go to [/FONT]http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/Christian_Morality/Christian_Morality_003.htm
It seems to me that the mystical body of satan started to get ahead in the 1960’s. Can you argue if you think about it?
I like this little quote from these forums I found. The thread is here- [/FONT]http://forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=140464
Re: "the smoke of satan has entered the sanctuary
Shortly after the close of Vatican II, Pope Paul VI was overwhelmed by the universal rejection of many of the Council’s teachings.
Pope Paul VI stunned the world with the words: "We have the impression that through some cracks in the wall the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God: it is doubt, uncertainty, questioning, dissatisfaction, confrontation… We thought that after the Council a day of sunshine would have dawned for the history of the Church. What dawned, instead, was a day of clouds and storms, of darkness, of searching and uncertainties." [Pope Paul VI, June 29, 1972, Homily during the Mass for Sts. Peter & [/COLOR]His teaching was met with abundant ridicule, mostly from the clergy.
Fr Gabriel Amorth said in an interview: *“I have no doubt whatever that the Devil is tempting the upper levels of the Church, above all, just as he tempts every upper level – political and industrial.” *
I propose that the pope was inspired by the Holy Spirit to announce that the mystical body of satan was winning and satan had even entered the church. I think it was a prophetic statement that he may not have known he was making that was announcing that the antichrist was gaining strength that would end in the end times this time.
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