“And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration” Revelation 17:4-6. Based on the specifications, the woman (a woman in prophecy represents a church), described in this passage represents the Roman Catholic Church. Notice that this woman has a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication. Notice also that she is drunk with the blood of the saints. Speaking of a cup being in the hand of Popery, many are aware that presently the World Cup is going on. Along with the Olympics, the World Cup is the biggest sporting event in the world. Many are unaware however that it was a Roman Catholic, Jules Rimet, under the inspiration of Pope Leo XIII, who founded the World Cup as The Catholic Herald states “that brought warring nations together.”
It is no wonder that a devout Roman Catholic (from Satan’s chief agency, the Papacy), invented the World Cup considering that Satan invented sports. “Satan has devised a multitude of ways in which to keep men from serving God. He has invented sports and games, into which men enter with such intensity that one would suppose a crown of life was to reward the winner.” In fact, ancient, pagan Roman sports/games, the torture and killing of Christians in arenas and colosseums was an integral part as thousands of spectators cheered. Papal Rome is founded on the paganism of Rome, hence the opening scripture from Revelation 17 relating that Roman Catholicism is drunk with the blood of the saints. Let’s apply this to the World Cup, not considering the cases of athletes who died during a World Cup match due to heart-related conditions, there have been not a few murders of athletes who underperformed and potentially cost their respective teams the match at the hands of disgruntled fans.
Back to the origins of the World Cup, the article from The Catholic Herald states, “Rimet was a child of the Franche-Comté in eastern France who spent most of his life in Paris. A successful lawyer and self-made man, he was also a Catholic whose view of society, and the role of sport within it, was heavily influenced by Church teaching...Rimet became a social reformer in the Catholic mould, seeking to reconcile Church and republic. In the turmoil surrounding the passing of the law of separation between Church and state in 1905, Rimet seems to have re-directed his activist energies towards football, seeing it as a powerful way of promoting social harmony.” Let us pause here to highlight the term “turmoil” that was used to describe the passage of a law separating church and state. This is how Roman Catholics have ever viewed the separation of church and state, as turmoil, as something to be dreaded and something that must be changed. And of course they would feel this way, considering that Popery itself is a composition of church and state. The article continues by showing how the world cup was born and how Mr. Rimet believed that football or soccer could promote peace among the nations.
“Under his leadership, Fifa proposed a world championship for national teams. Rimet, the ardent Catholic and war veteran who believed that football could ‘propagate understanding and reconciliation between the races of the world’, travelled by ocean liner to the first World Cup in Uruguay in 1930, carrying the trophy that would later be named in his honour in his bag. He served as Fifa president for 33 years and was terribly proud that the organisation emerged unscathed from the divisions of the Second World War. In 1956, the year he died, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.”
Why is this significant, you may wondering. It was with the objective of bringing about world peace that the World Cup was born, and it is the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope specifically, that parades himself as a man of peace, but under this seemingly blameless and praiseworthy exterior lies the deadly poison of the serpent that seeks to destroy as stated in Daniel 8:23-25: “And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors [Pagan Rome] are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences [Roman Catholicism], shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”
With this revelation, it should not be a mystery why Pope Francis has taken such a keen interest in sports, not only to sell his agenda of peace, but also to unite sports and faith. In 2016, “He assured that the Catholic Church ‘is working in the world of sport to bring the joy of the Gospel, the inclusive and unconditional love of God for all human beings’ and concluded by saying that he hoped these days of reflection at the conference would enable participants ‘to explore further the good that sport and faith can bring to our societies.’” Some may remember that he even made a video appearance at the 2017 Superbowl. “In the message played on a big screen before the game at the NRG Stadium in Houston, the Pontiff... expressed hope that the Super Bowl provides ‘a sign of peace, friendship and solidarity for the world.’ ‘Great sporting events like today’s Super Bowl are highly symbolic, showing that it is possible to build a culture of encounter and a world of peace,’ he said.” Another headline reads, “At Olympics, Vatican showcases bond between faith and sports.”
As highly as the Roman Catholic Church regards Sunday, it may be surprising to some that the Catholic Church and Pope Francis give their sanction for sports on Sundays, provided that Mass is not missed. “The document, ‘Giving the Best of Yourself,’ also condoned sports on Sundays as a means of bringing families and communities together in joy and celebration, but only as long as such events are not used as an excuse to miss Mass...In a message to the cardinal, Pope Francis applauded the document and said: ‘Sport is a very rich source of values and virtues that help us to become better people.’” Roman Catholicism is attempting to mobilize every arena, including sports in an attempt to promote itself as the model for peace, unite nations and religions to bring them under her rule, and if any do not comply, they will be tortured and even killed, even in the name of sport.
 White, Ellen. Th e Review and Herald, June 13, 1907