The devastating Amazon rainforest fires raging across Brazil have garnered worldwide attention and panic. The Amazon is considered the “lungs of the world.” The Amazon fires provided even more urgency for climate change activists and gave greater impetus to their movement and calls for immediate action on climate change. Not surprisingly, Pope Francis was one of the leading voices urging action to save the Amazon rainforest. “Describing the Amazon rainforest as ‘vital for our planet,’ Pope Francis joined the regions bishops in praying for action to extinguish the massive fires burning there.‘We are all worried about the vast fires that have developed in the Amazon,’ the pope said Aug. 25 after leading the recitation of the Angelus prayer. ‘Let us pray that with the commitment of all they will be brought under control quickly. That forest lung is vital for our planet.’”
Interestingly, but not coincidentally, Pope Francis has called for and announced a Synod of Bishops for the Amazon Region in October. “In a surprise, important announcement today, Pope Francis said he has decided to convene a Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region to be held in Rome October 6-27, 2019…He explained that its main aim is 'to identify new ways for the evangelization of that portion of the people of God, and especially the indigenous peoples’ in this region of the world ‘who are often forgotten and without the prospect of a serene future, also because of the crisis of the Amazonian forest, [which is] a lung that is of capital importance for our planet.’”
An article with the following startling and prophetic headline came out on a Roman Catholic News Agency: “Amazon Synod a child of Laudato Si': Pope.” The Amazon Synod’s focus is to promote, this child of the Papacy. Here it is in black and white: “The importance of the Amazon region’s biodiversity and current threats it faces also will be addressed because ‘together with the oceans, (the Amazon) contributes decisively to the survival of the planet. Much of the oxygen we breathe comes from there. That’s why deforestation means killing humanity,’ he said. When asked why he convened a synod on the Amazon, Pope Francis said, ‘It is the child of Laudato Si’. Those who have not read it will never understand the Synod on the Amazon. Laudato Si’ is not a green encyclical, it is a social encyclical, which is based on a ‘green reality', the safeguarding of creation.”
It is abundantly clear that the Amazon fires came just at the right time, just before the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon so that the policies and resolutions proposed will have greater likelihood of passing. This is what Pope Francis had to say about this upcoming synod: “The seriousness of the problem means ‘ours will be an
urgent synod. But beware: a synod is not a meeting of scientists or politicians. It is not a parliament; it is something else,’ he said. The synod ‘is born’ from the Church ‘and will have an evangelising mission and dimension. It will be a work of communion guided by the Holy Spirit,’ the Pope said…He praised the increased awareness and movements among young people, such as Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose #FridaysForFuture campaign asks students to hold a strike to demand swift action on climate change.”
For students of Bible prophecy, Pope Francis stating that the October Synod is a “Child of Laudato Si’” is highly significant as they realize that Sunday observance by law, the Mark of the Beast, is the child of the Papacy. It makes perfect sense why Laudato Si’ hails Sunday worship as the primary solution to combat the climate crisis. Hence, the Papacy will be pushing Sunday observance at the Amazon Synod to combat calamities. Pope Francis made an interesting comment in reference to Laudato Si’, when he stated “Those who have not read it will never understand.” While uttered from the Anti-Christ, God’s word indicates that His people should be reading and understanding the prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation especially as they see the intrusion of the Papacy in the affairs of church and state (See Daniel 12:8-10 and Matthew 24:15).
It also cannot be overlooked that Pope Francis has praised the youth such as Greta Thunberg for their efforts in the fight against climate change. He also stated that the Synod will have an “evangelizing mission.” Of course another recurring theme in Laudato Si’ is the idea of climate conversion. Thus far Pope Francis and his allies are highly successful in their evangelistic campaign of climate conversion, in not only influencing the culture to be concerned about environmental issues but also in proposing and passing legislation addressing the same.
The working document for the Amazon Synod, The instrumentum laboris, states: “Mounting formal and informal training programs on the care for our common home for its pastoral agents and the faithful, and open to the whole community, in order to ‘raise people’s awareness’ (LS 214) as called for by chapters V and VI of the Encyclical Laudato Si’.” It is under chapter six we find paragraph 237 of Laudato Si’ which outlines nations enforcing Sunday rest by law to combat climate change. “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…It [Sunday] protects human action from becoming empty activism; it [Sunday] also prevents that unfettered greed and sense of isolation which make us seek personal gain to the detriment of all else. The law of weekly rest forbade work on the seventh day…[See Ex 23:12]. Rest opens our eyes to the larger picture and gives us renewed sensitivity to the rights of others. And so the day of rest, centered on the Eucharist, sheds it light on the whole week, and motivates us to greater concern for nature and the poor.”
Let us return to the phrase “Child of the Papacy,” enforced Sunday worship. “Protestants now urge that the resurrection of Christ on Sunday made it the Christian Sabbath. But Scripture evidence is lacking. No such honor was given to the day by Christ or His apostles. The observance of Sunday as a Christian institution had its origin in that ‘mystery of iniquity’ (2 Thessalonians 2:7) which, even in Paul's day, had begun its work. Where and when did the Lord adopt this child of the papacy? What valid reason can be given for a change which the Scriptures do not sanction?”
“As God called the children of Israel out of Egypt, that they might keep His Sabbath, so He calls His people out of Babylon that they may not worship the beast nor his image. The man of sin, who thought to change times and laws, has exalted himself above God by presenting this spurious sabbath to the world; the Christian world has accepted this child of the Papacy, and cradled and nourished it, thus defying God by removing His memorial and setting up a rival sabbath.”
Let us look at the brith of a child in the literal sense to better understand this child of the Papacy. Without going into much detail, a child is conceived and later birthed by the joining together of a male and female, when sperm and egg meet. In scripture, only a husband and wife are sanctioned to engage in sexual intercourse, otherwise, it is fornication and/or adultery. The Papacy is known for her fornication and adultery (see Revelation 14:8, Revelation 17:1-6 and Revelation 18: 1-4 and 9). The Bible has the following to say about the institution of marriage in Genesis 2:24 and Matthew 19:5 and 6: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” "And said, For this
cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” The Papacy is depicted in scripture as mingling with the nations, but not able to cleave (marry) in Daniel 2:43. This is the mingling of churchcraft and statecraft. The very makeup of the Papacy is a union of church and state, and as a result of this mingling, formication, the Child of the Papacy was conceived and born—a religious dogma implemented by a civil government. A Washington Post cartoon published a depiction of the union of church and state under the caption: “Church and state go out on a date!” As a result of this dating and fornication, a National Sunday Law and then a Universal Sunday Law will be enacted.
“But the man of sin [Popery], exalting himself above God, sitting in the temple of God, and showing himself to be God, thought to change times and laws. This power, thinking to prove that it was not only equal to God, but above God, changed the rest day, placing the first day of the week where the seventh should be. And the Protestant world has taken this child of the papacy to be regarded as sacred. In the Word of God this is called her fornication.
It is clear that the Papacy in putting forth a Sunday Law as the solution to climate change, immorality, poverty, etc. and the nations accepting it, is fornication, which is an abomination to God. Again, the Amazon Synod is a Child of Laudato Si’ of which Pope Francis states, “Laudato Si’ is not a green encyclical, it is a social encyclical, which is based on a ‘green reality', the safeguarding of creation.” That green reality is a green Sunday Law, an environmental Sunday Law, the enforcement of the Mark of the Beast. Time is almost finished and human probation is soon to close. Are you ready for what is soon to break upon the earth as an overwhelming surprise? Get ready, get ready, get ready!
White, Ellen. The Great Controversy (1911), page 54
White, Ellen. Selected Messages Book 3 (1980), page 406
White, Ellen. SDA Bible Commentary (1957), 979