Post by galen on Aug 13, 2018 17:09:35 GMT -6
I have not heard any name being suggested other than the current Pope but not everyone is dogmatic that he must be the one, it's just that there are no other suggestions. One source suggested there were obvious clues that it would be the Pope of the time (whether Francis or otherwise). Another ruled out Francis because he denies miracles and the FP works miracles but didn't suggest an alternative. I personally think that Francis ticks the boxes however, he's got a massive following among the church and will be even more influential when most of his detractors are gone (some make out that he's the best thing to happen to the church since Jesus, although conversely he is angering some Catholic conservatives). The FP masterminds the uniting of the world's religions and therefore must be thought highly of by "Christians." Anyway does anyone seriously think there are other possibilities? It's interesting to compare to the AC who has many candidates and some think he might be someone currently unknown, or extra-terrestrial/demon or someone from the past raised back to life by Satan. But if the AC can suddenly appear on the scene can the FP? I would think no, the FP points people to the AC and it would be difficult to suck in anyone if he was a "nobody." If he's not the Pope (which seems unlikely) I would say that the Pope is definitely doing the groundwork for him to build on. An interesting contrast between the FP and the AC is that the rest of the world is aware that we talk about the AC (you might read headlines saying stuff like "Religious fundamentalists claim Obama is the Anti-Christ" (made up but you get the idea)) while the False Prophet is a detail they miss, just like they mock us for talking about "the end of the world" or "the coming apocalypse" without looking into the details of what we believe.