Pope Francis, the first admitted Jesuit Pope, has popularized the role of Pope and brought Roman Catholicism to the mainstream with Catholics and non-Catholics alike appreciative of his leadership and contributions in a wide array of areas, not limited to religious issues. This is made apparent by the countless magazines that he has appeared on and the myriad of other politicians, celebrities, CEOS, and scientists, not to mention common people that he has met with and sold his agenda to. Hoping to continue riding the wave of redefining the image of Jesuitism and Roman Catholicism as a whole, a new Superior General of the Society of Jesus (referred to as the Black Pope), Latin-American, Arturo Sosa, has been selected, of whom an article states “whose past curiously mirrors that of the first Jesuit pope.”1 Although weeks of deliberations took place in the selection process, after the former Superior General, Adolfo Nicholas, who has served since 2008, resigned, it was clear from the beginning that a man with the same vision, drive, passion, assertiveness and cunning was needed for the job, and those qualifications were seen in Mr. Sosa.
A little about the selection/election process since its beginning: “The Society of Jesus has reached its 476 year since its foundation in 1540. It has had 35 General Congregations and elected 30 Jesuit Father Generals. This General Congregation is the highest legislative body of the Jesuits, higher than even the General when the congregation is in session. So on October 2, 2016 when these Jesuits who are elected or by virtue of their office meet in the 36th General Congregation, they will elect the thirty-first Father General and also new legislative guidelines.”2 The eye-opening headline from which this excerpt was taken is “Jesuits gather in effort to capture the ‘Francis effect.’” The article concludes thusly, “I am confident that the Society of Jesus is going to come out stronger from the 36th General Congregation with the blessings of the Holy Spirit and the charisma of Pope Francis. We will continue to make a difference in the world, in serving the Church faithfully and humbly leaving our own individual lives in his hands.”3 The Jesuits’ hopes of becoming stronger and more influential will, unfortunately for Protestants worldwide, be realized in the selection of Arturo Sosa, who like all previous Superior Generals, will send his dispatch of soldiers to conduct their secret operations in order to carry forward the agenda of a one-world government under the leadership of Roman Catholicism.
“‘Alan Fogarty, S.J., the president of the Gregorian University Foundation, has Father Sosa as his superior. This morning he told America that Father Sosa is ‘man of great faith, a real leader, because he has a vision coming from a strong sense of the history of the Society. He is a great listener, a man of patience, and believes deeply in discernment, in the tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola.’”4 It is quite telling that Mr. Sosa is said to come from a strong sense of the history of the Jesuit order considering the history and record of past atrocities committed by this order, not to mention the very reason it was brought into existence, namely to destroy Protestants by any means, reestablish persecution, and spread Roman Catholicism.
“Throughout Christendom, Protestantism was menaced by formidable foes. The first triumphs of the Reformation past, Rome summoned new forces, hoping to accomplish its destruction. At this time the order of the Jesuits was created, the most cruel, unscrupulous, and powerful of all the champions of popery. Cut off from earthly ties and human interests, dead to the claims of natural affection, reason and conscience wholly silenced, they knew no rule, no tie, but that of their order, and no duty but to extend its power. The gospel of Christ had enabled its adherents to meet danger and endure suffering, undismayed by cold, hunger, toil, and poverty, to uphold the banner of truth in face of the rack, the dungeon, and the stake. To combat these forces, Jesuitism inspired its followers with a fanaticism that enabled them to endure like dangers, and to oppose to the power of truth all the weapons of deception. There was no crime too great for them to commit, no deception too base for them to practice, no disguise too difficult for them to assume. Vowed to perpetual poverty and humility, it was their studied aim to secure wealth and power, to be devoted to the overthrow of Protestantism, and the re-establishment of the papal supremacy.
When appearing as members of their order, they wore a garb of sanctity, visiting prisons and hospitals, ministering to the sick and the poor, professing to have renounced the world, and bearing the sacred name of Jesus, who went about doing good. But under this blameless exterior the most criminal and deadly purposes were often concealed. It was a fundamental principle of the order that the end justifies the means. By this code, lying, theft, perjury, assassination, were not only pardonable but commendable, when they served the interests of the church. Under various disguises the Jesuits worked their way into offices of state, climbing up to be the counselors of kings, and shaping the policy of nations. They became servants to act as spies upon their masters. They established colleges for the sons of princes and nobles, and schools for the common people; and the children of Protestant parents were drawn into an observance of popish rites. All the outward pomp and display of the Romish worship was brought to bear to confuse the mind and dazzle and captivate the imagination, and thus the liberty for which the fathers had toiled and bled was betrayed by the sons. The Jesuits rapidly spread themselves over Europe, and wherever they went, there followed a revival of popery.”5
Superior Generals are elected for life unless they resign, retire or of course die. They preside over various missionary centers, hospitals, networks of priests and universities, and oversee many orders and secret societies. With Pope Francis and Arturo Sosa serving as Popes expect the final movements to accelerate with a speedy restoration of Papal domination along with persecution for those who oppose it supremacy. Revelation 13:11-18 is fulfilling before our very eyes; it is time for the people of God to sound the alarm and make sure they have the faith of Jesus to overcome in these last and evil days.
5. White, Ellen. The Great Controversy (1911), pages 234 and 235