The charge to the Jesuit priest.
The Superior is said to address the soon to be Jesuit inductee with these words. This is only an excerpt: and notice I said “is said to”. There is conflicting info concerning this. But considering that here is what was stated in the 1600’s.
My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic…among…Protestants, generally to be a Protestant, and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope…You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities,…To take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected, only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means.
Remember this I excerpted for the purpose of this post. The Jesuits: The inductee is then said to vow: again this is an excerpt, which speaks to the purpose of this post.
“I, now, in the presence of Almighty God… declare and swear, that his holiness the Pope is Christ’s Vice-regent and is the true and only head of the Catholic or Universal Church throughout the earth; and that by virtue of the keys of binding and loosing, given to his Holiness by my Saviour, Jesus Christ, he hath power to depose heretical kings, princes, states, commonwealths and governments, all being illegal without his sacred confirmation and that they may safely be destroyed. ”
Now, the vow or (even if there is one) does seem to state what had been the mot-us operandi of the leadership in the church during the Middle Ages.
“Therefore, to the utmost of my power I shall and will defend this doctrine of his Holiness’ right and custom against all usurpers of the heretical or Protestant authority whatever,…I do further promise and declare, that notwithstanding I am dispensed with, to assume my religion heretical, for the propaganda of the Mother Church’s interest, to keep secret and private all her agents’ counsels from time to time, as they may entrust me and not to divulge, directly or indirectly, by word, writing or circumstance whatever; but to execute all that shall be proposed, given in charge or discovered unto me, by you, my ghostly father, or any of this sacred covenant”*
It was prophesied in the 1500’s by now saint Malachi, that the Pope who is presently in power will be the last. I personally know Catholic friends who believe this prophecy. I know Ex-Catholics who believe that the Catholic hierarchy is seated upon the perhaps soon to be revealed Beast of Revelation — a world without borders. Led by one man? The present Pope is out of the Jesuit order. He is the first Jesuit to be Pope. has he previously sworn to be a deceiver, is He the False Prophet of the Revelation? Are the signs that we are seeing meaningful to us?
This blog is here because I truly believe that God has shown in His word what those, who will be participating in the end of this age will see and experience.
We are to put on the armor of God for the evil day. There have been many evil days on this earth, but is the final evil day upon us? Certainly based upon what we are seeing another evil day has arrived in this world, but will it culminate as the last? And will we see it’s end?
*Jesuit quotes taken from this site:
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
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