60 Minutes on CBS News promoted Pope Francis’ movie that will be released later this week, “Pope Francis a Man of His Word,” on its program aired May 13, which gave an up-close, intimate look at the things that Pope Francis stands for. Interestingly, this program aired on what Americans celebrate as “Mother’s Day.” Of course Roman Catholicism claims to be the mother church ; however, she is a mother, “the mother of 1 harlots and abominations of the earth” (Revelation 17:5). To students of Bible prophecy this is no ordinary program and neither is the Pope’s documentary just another movie-- they are the media assisting Pope Francis in selling his Jesuit agenda to the unsuspecting masses. Film director Wim Wenders admitted that he wanted the movie to be more than just a biography, but rather he wanted to portray what Pope Francis stands for, his agenda. What is that agenda one may inquire. As a Jesuit and a Pope, it is simply to employ “every device to extend her [Catholicism’s] influence and increase her power in preparation for a fierce and determined conflict to regain control of the world, to re-establish persecution, and to undo all that Protestantism has done.” Pope 2 Francis in his interview alludes to that, only using crafty language that only those who are diligently studying Bible prophecy, history and typology can discern.
Recurring throughout the 60 Minutes broadcast was filmmaker Wim Wenders’ assertion that Pope Francis is a revolutionary, breaking from the traditions and conventions of the Roman Catholic Church and an altogether different Pope than any other before him, achieving unprecedented feats, making him a well-beloved leader by people across various religious, social and political lines. In the opening monologue, the program moderator referred to the 266th Pope as a non-traditionalist, a “new kind of Pope...bringing new zest to the word pontificate.” This is just as Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church would have it so as to deceive the world of the church’s true character and that of its Jesuit leader. "The pacific tone of Rome in the United States does not imply a change of heart. She is tolerant where she is helpless... ‘Religious liberty is merely endured until the opposite can be carried into effect without peril to the Catholic world.'” 3
Highlighting Pope Francis’ “firsts” Wenders talks about Pope Francis’ decision to choose Francis as his name. “Yes, here we are, all of us, with great expectations of the first pope from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, the first Jesuit, but most of all, the first pope ever to choose the name of Francis. Saint Francis stands for a lot. He stands for quite a radical solidarity with the poor. He stands for a whole new relation to nature. So to take this name was daring. Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of the environment.” Two reasons were given for the Pope taking the name after 4 Francis of Assisi which are his solidarity with the poor and his love and care for the environment.
Looking at the first reason, his concern for the poor, is a positive identification of his real character. The Bible in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and 4 depicts Roman Catholicism as “the son of perdition.” The only other place in scripture where this title is given is in John 17:12 to describe Judas Iscariot, the false-hearted disciple who sold out Jesus for money. Judas presented himself as one who had great concern for the poor, but his “concern” for the poor was only to further his own greedy, selfish ends, because he was a thief (see John 12:4-6). So ably did Judas, the son of perdition, act the part that even the other disciples were deceived as to his true character. The application is clear, Pope Francis’ regard for the poor is only to conceal his real purposes and further his agenda of forming and heading a “new economic (world) order.”
The second reason given for the name Francis was based on the Pope’s love for the environment. It is no mystery that Roman Catholicism traces its origin to paganism. In every pagan religion, the sun is the chief god of nature that is reverenced. Roman Catholicism honors “Sun- day,” or the “venerable day of the sun.” “Royal edicts, general councils, and church ordinances sustained by secular power were the steps by which the pagan festival attained its position of honor in the Christian world. The first public measure enforcing Sunday observance was the law enacted by Constantine (A.D. 321).” Similar laws will again be enacted by civil governments, forcing individuals to 6 honor Sunday; of course it will be under many guises, including that of combatting climate change, to save the environment (which was proposed in Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment).
Not missing an opportunity to disparage and cast contempt on the Bible, “This pope speaks openly of evolution, and says, quote, ‘The biblical story of creation is a mythical form of expression.’” According to Pope Francis’ fallacious and blasphemous idea of 7 the Biblical account of creation being a myth, this would mean everything involved in the creation is a myth, including man being formed in God’s image, the notion of a relatively young earth (approximately 6000 years old) and the seventh-day Sabbath. This is why it may seem surprising that Pope Francis mentioned the seventh-day Sabbath in the movie.
This is exactly what he had to say regarding the Sabbath. “We live with the accelerator down from morning to night. This ruins mental health, spiritual health, and physical health. More so: it affects and destroys the family, and therefore society. ‘On the seventh day, He rested.’ What the Jews followed and still observe, was to consider the Sabbath as holy. On Saturday you rest. One day of the week, that's the least! Out of gratitude, to worship God, to spend time with the family...” Some may find it surprising 8 that Pope Francis mentioned the seventh-day Sabbath and did not so much as mention Sunday, the first day of the week in the same thought. However, it must be remembered that the Papacy uses craft and deceitful words. Keep in mind, the title of the documentary, “Pope Francis, a man of his word.” “For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.” Job 15:5. “And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand...”Daniel 8:25.
“The papacy is just what prophecy declared that she would be, the apostasy of the latter times. 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4. It is a part of her policy to assume the character which will best accomplish her purpose; but beneath the variable appearance of the chameleon she conceals the invariable venom of the serpent...It is not without reason that the claim has been put forth in Protestant countries that Catholicism differs less widely from Protestantism than in former times. There has been a change; but the change is not in the papacy.”9
Pope Francis earlier stated that the Biblical account of creation was a myth, and according to this rationale so would the seventh-day Sabbath be a myth and that is exactly why he assigns or attributes the seventh-day Sabbath only to the Jews. He states that “what the Jews followed and still observe, was to consider the Sabbath as holy.” What he fails to mention, and of course he would not, is that the Sabbath was in existence before there even was a Jew (Genesis 2:2 and 3) and furthermore that the Sabbath was and still is enjoined upon all people (Mark 2:27 and 28). As if to negate God’s seventh-day Sabbath and give allowance for choosing any day, the Pope quickly adds, “one day of the week, that’s the least.” Of course we know what day of the week Mr. Francis is referring to, Sunday, the child of the Papacy.
This however is not the first time that Pope Francis talks about the so-called “Jewish Sabbath.” In his environmental encyclical, Laudato Si, he states similar words, only in the encyclical he mentions the so-called “Christian” (which is really Catholic) Sabbath. “On Sunday, our participation in the Eucharist has special importance. Sunday, like the Jewish Sabbath, is meant to be a day which heals our relationships with God, with ourselves, with others and with the world... Rest opens our eyes to the larger picture and gives us renewed sensitivity to the rights of others. And so the day of rest, centred on the Eucharist, sheds it light on the whole week, and motivates us to greater concern for nature and the poor.”10
One exchange was quite telling and encapsulates just how the Papacy moves with its plans and agenda--stealthily and imperceptibly, under the radar. When film director Wim Wenders was asked “Was this project top secret,” he answered “I don't think anybody knew. We shot under the radar.” So it is, not many can make sense of the Pope’s 11 moves, his speeches, his modus operandi, and are completely deceived as they see this “humble man of God” who is so compassionate to the less fortunate, valiantly fighting for their interest. But while “none of the wicked shall understand; the wise shall understand.” Daniel 12:10.
“She [Roman Catholicism] is silently growing into power. Her doctrines are exerting their influence in legislative halls, in the churches, and in the hearts of men. She is piling up her lofty and massive structures in the secret recesses of which her former persecutions will be repeated. Stealthily and unsuspectedly she is strengthening her forces to further her own ends when the time shall come for her to strike. All that she desires is vantage ground, and this is already being given her. We shall soon see and shall feel what the purpose of the Roman element is. Whoever shall believe and obey the word of God will thereby incur reproach and persecution.”
White, Ellen, The Great Controversy (1911), page 565
White, Ellen, The Great Controversy (1911), page 574
White, Ellen. The Great Controversy (1911), page 571 9
White, Ellen. The Great Controversy (1911), page 581