(*I'm sure you're all pondering if I am a Christian. It shouldn't really matter but a quick rundown: My beliefs don't fit into the standard Protestant view. So a Protestant would say NO. But I do believe in Jesus and that he was a special being and I do believe there is a God/matrix/consciousness... as you see, it's a wider view than just what you find in the Bible. I don't think the Bible is the unchanged word of God. Etc. Etc. Regardless, I am pretty much obsessed with Christianity.. I mean I minored in religious philosophy in university for crying out loud. But let's get back to the topic at hand.)
The Prophecy of the Popes lists 112. Our current Pope Benedict XVI (the second to last on the list) just announced his resignation which shocked the world. But I wasn't shocked. I was expecting that he would die (by assassination due to the rumors that have been popping up about plots within the Vatican) or step down. It is highly unusual. The last time a pope stepped down was 600 years ago! Popes are expected to serve until death. Benedict XVI cited failing health but remember the previous pope John Paul II? The next pope will be, according to St. Malachy, is Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman) the very last pope before the destruction of Rome. The accuracy of this long list is astonishing. We will know in the latter part of March who the new pope is. Who do I think it will be? I think it will be Cardinal Tarcisio Pietro Evasio Bertone, the camerlengo to Pope Benedict XVI. Many in the Vatican do not like him from what I've heard but I feel it will be him. My second choice is Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana. But he is apparently ruining his chances by talking to the media in the way he has been. Frankly, I'd be surprised if it wasn't Turkson or Bertone.
One theory I've heard mentioned by one or two people that would be most shocking is if the most loved pope of all, Pope John Paul II came back from the dead (resurrected) and reclaimed the position of pope. Can you imagine how many people would flock to the Catholic church is something like that happened? [I made a post specifically dedicated to this idea HERE]
Take the poll to the left. Who do YOU think the next pope will be?
My rating for the book is 4/5 stars.
The book comes with a info DVD packed with pdf files of complete books that are relevant to this prophecy.
Only the first half of the book really deals with the prophecy but that's not to say the second half of the book is not pertinent. It is! If you're observing the news with this prophecy in mind, the second half of this book will definitely serve as a guide.
I took a star off because there are a few problems with the book... if you can call it that. Catholics may find offense with the book, although I think the two staunchly Protestant authors did their best to keep their fundamentalism at bay. If anything is anti-Catholic it would be found in Section 2 and 3. Trust me, we've all seen far worse. I don't think this book is Catholic bashing. Opposing Catholicism? Yes. Bashing? Not exactly. Putnam and Horn actually do give props to Catholic prophecy in explaining why Christians shouldn't ignore them, as I mentioned before! Seems level-headed enough. This isn't Jack Chick-type hate literature. Trust me, I've got a whole box of Chick lit (fundamentalist Christian gospel tracts)... and that stuff is pretty scary when you realize some people take it seriously! So a fair warning to any Catholics: the authors do speak out against Marian apparitions, popes, church history and the like but if you can put up with that or not hold it against the author, they do offer good information on the prophecy itself. I mean, I don't even agree with the author's Protestantism but did very much enjoy the book. (It's sad when people hate a non-fiction book because the authors don't believe the same exact thing they do. Why does everything have to be so black and white with some people?)
Putnam and Horn painstakingly take the reader through the prophecy which includes a lot of numerology and symbology and that chapter may cause the reader to throw their hands up in defeat. Please don't. If the numbers are too much, you can skip that chapter and still understand the prophecy.
Just to give you a good idea of what is included in this book, I have typed out the entire table of contents:
Introduction: Timing is Everything
SECTION 1: PROPHECY AT OUT DOORSTEP
Chapter 1- A Vision on Janiculum Hill
Chapter 2 - Prophecy of the Popes and the Year 2012
Chapter 3 - Antichrist and the False Prophet
Chapter 4 - Rosemary's Baby (Petrus) and the Priests Who Were Dying to See Him
Chapter 5 - Mysticism and the Guardians of the Hidden Knowledge
Chapter 6 - Domes, Obelisks, Grimoires, and Magic Squares: The Dark Secret behind Washington, DC and the Vatican City
SECTION 2: ESSENTIAL HISTORY OF THE PAPACY
Chapter 7 - The Petrine Myth of Apostolic Succession
Chapter 8 - From Peter to Constantine
Chapter 9 - Donation of Constantine and the Road to Hell
Chapter 10 - Mystery Babylon Meets Dante's Inferno
Chapter 11 - The Pope as Antichrist
Chapter 12 - Historicism: Back to the Future
SECTION 3: DOCTRINES, DOGMAS, SUPERNATURALISM, AND THE END TIMES
Chapter 13 - Priestcraft, Sacraments, and Sorcery
Chapter 14 - The Occult Queen of Heaven
Chapter 15 - The Woman Clothed with the Sun and the Red Dragon
Chapter 16 - The Burdensome Stone
SECTION 4: THE FINAL CONCLAVE
Chapter 17 - The United States, the Vatican, the New World Order, and the Coming of the Antichrist
Chapter 18 - Mystery Babylon: The Mother of Harlots Gives Birth Again
Chapter 19 - Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here
Want to read the book on your Kindle? It's available for Kindles (the actual book is very large!)
I am very excited for their next book to come out (Exo-Vaticana: Petrus Romanus, Project LUCIFER, and the Vatican's astonishing exo-theological plan for the arrival of an alien savior). It's slated for April and I will be buying it. Check out what this book will come with (2 DVDs included)
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