Skip to comments.Peter the Roman is Still Coming!
Posted on 03/26/2013 9:00:48 AM PDT by dangus
Half of Freeperdom seems to have been caught up in the speculation that Pope Benedict XVI's successor would be Peter the Roman, the final pope before the end of the world. But the gospel plainly said that you shall not know the day nor the hour. How can end-of-the-world prophecies be true AND the gospel be true? Simple: the end-of-the-world prophecies must be fulfilled in secret. But how?
Simple: Pope Benedict XVI is still the pope! Sure, other popes have resigned, but they quickly died afterward. Benedict hasn't even left the Vatican! Think about it: Pope Francis won't even wear the papal vestments. Oh, he's too modest, they say. No, it's because dear Pope Benedict still wears them.
But why? Now, when Pope Benedict dies, they can gather all the cardinals, supposedly for his funeral, and elect a new pope without the world even knowing.
Don’t drink the bong water.
It’s satire, EEGator.
Focus your energy on living a good, moral like.
If you believe in the rapture, make sure you’ve accepted JC.
If you don’t, your good moral life will be its own reward.
Worrying about this stuff is really not productive. You cannot change it. You can only change yourself.
Sorry-—missed the satire tag.
What I said still stands. Just with a smile.
If you read the prophecy there is a pope before Petrus Romanus.
1. In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit. (Pope Francis I)
2. Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oves in multis tribulationibus, quibus transactis civitas septicollis diruetur, & judex tremendus judicabit populum suum. Finis. (???)
Oh good grief. All around a prophecy the church doesn’t even acknowledge as real. I was hoping all this junk would go away when we obviously didn’t get a ‘Peter the Roman’.
What’s next, Nostradamus?
The meaning of this sentence is often misconstrued, in my opinion.
The reason NO ONE knows the day or hour is that there is no set DAY or HOUR.
It is a 'condition'. God didn't set a time, just a condition. When there is more 'evil' in man, than 'good'.... that is when it happens.
What does the abbreviation “s.r.e” mean?
Many thanks for the clarification of where we are in Malachy’s pope list.
The problem with your satire is that way too many people believe exactly what you are parodying. Even WND had a story pretty much in line with this.
Maybe they 'understand' the prophecy and ignore the 'forecasting a date' part for a reason.
This new Pope seems to understand it. He is 'setting the example', which is pretty much the essence of Bible teachings.
Ha, my bad. I’ve seen plenty of crazy religious nonsense that wasn’t satire...you win, I feel stupid. :)
A-ha! You’re the only person I’ve ever come across who reads that as two separate popes, but I can’t refute that. Good call!
Supposedly he is the last one.
The new pope chose Francis, referring to St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis of Assisis birth name was Giovanni Francesco di PIETRO(Peter) Bernardone.
Both of Pope Francis parents are from Turin, Italy which makes his heritage Italian/Roman.
So you could call him Francis the Italian, Peter the Italian, Francis the Roman, or even Peter the Roman.
If you look at this in context of the Mahdi (Islamic Messiah) from the Shia Muzzie perspective you will find that he is supposed to make war against the Jews and the Christians when he shows up. Iran certainly wants to expedite this occurring with their rush to build nukes.
Keep those two in perspective when you find out that a twelfth century rabbi predicts the coming of the Messiah in or about 2017 with all of his predictions leading up to it being very accurate.
We already have a couple of wannabe messiahs - Obama (the One) and L’il Kim (the Un).
And then you see the state of the economies around the world on the verge of collapse along with the DHS preparing for it and it leads me to speculate we could be in for a heck of a ride over the next four or five years.
I said it when he was elected, Francis will be short lived.
Let me know when the funny starts.
Half of Freeperdom seems to have been caught up in the speculation that Pope Benedict XVI's successor would be Peter the Roman, the final pope before the end of the world.
“Think about it: Pope Francis won’t even wear the papal vestments.”
I just can’t see the order of albino assassin monks taking orders from someone named Francis anyhow.
“Slay me this heretic.”
“Whatever. We’ll be sure to get right on that, FRANCIS.”
You forgot to mention that Francis may have a relative named Rock which is another for Peter thus I think you may have missed the fact that the relative is going to take up residence in the Papal apartments.
He’s unemployed right now.
You know you can’t let your relatives live under bridges.
I just got dumber, for reading this.
While watching the installation Mass of Pope Francis, the TV commentators showed a close-up of the papal ring.
The papal ring has a depiction of St. Peter, the first pope,
Just throwing this tidbit of information out there.
Holy Roman Church.
It’s a little tipoff that the prophecies of St Malachy are inauthentic, because it’s an unusual construction for when the prophecies were supposedly written (11th century), but not for when they were found (16th century).
By that tortured logic, every pope has been Peter the Roman.
It's from Monty Python.
St. Francis of Assisi was born named Giovanni di di Bernardone, and is one of the two patron saints of Italy (i.e. Rome)
Something has to fill the void left by the Mayan calendar.
I just cant see the order of albino assassin monks taking orders from someone named Francis anyhow.
The traditional papal vestments are dark...
...lighten up, Francis!
I can't believe I just typed that!
Nearly every pope has been born and raised in Italy, with about half a dozen exceptions. But the one guy who is NOT from Italy is “the Roman” because he has parents who are from Italy? Please, it would make more sense if he were called “Peter the Not Roman.”
St. Francis of Assissi’s was born Giovanni di Bernadone. His FATHER was Pietro. Hence, Giovanni di Pietro di Berndadone. (Francesco was only a nickname, not a birthname.) So you’re basically saying that Jorge is Petrus because Jorge named himself Francis after someone who’s father was Pietro, which is Italian for Petrus. That’s two or three degrees of separation.
Even if you are the pontiff? ("Pontiff", literally "Bridge builder")
Lighten up, Pope Francis.
In Italian that means that Francis’ FATHER was named Pietro.
No that's SPQR, or was that Silly People These Romans?
Yes, but Peterson is still part of his name.
SPQR: soni porchi questi Romani
That’s actually wrong. It says “Romans they go (present tense) home”, but “domus” is nominative case, which doesn’t make sense. I think “Romans go home” should be imperative (command, not statement), maybe something like “Romanes, Ite [ad] Domum!”.
I’ll get nervous when get to the Peterson Milanison part of Malachy’s list. ;^)
Without a doubt they'll sneak off to Bohemian Grove to hold the conclave rather than in Rome as expected.
They can pull only it off by waiting until the Christmas season starts one year to smuggle the Cardinals in when everyone will shrug off their wardrobe.
The key, then, is watching for a concentration of idle Santas in the vicinity of Bohemian Grove. When someone slips up and says, "On Dasher, on Prancer, on Peter the Roman . . .", we'll know we've started The Final Countdown.
It'll be just like last year, and the year before, and the year before that, and back when there were "88 Reasons For 88" which was right before the "Late Great First Ferrari and Second Wife".
The Bible clearly states one can know the signs and the season of the end times,
and the only condition I know regarding the end is that the Gospel is preached throughout the whole world so that everyone who wants salvation will hear the clear Gospel calling. Then the end can come so, yes, we are close, very close...
This isn’t a legitimate Pope.
Only one of his parents was born in Italy.
King James Version (KJV)
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.
Seems that GOD knows.
Such pigs these Romans be?
>> The Bible clearly states one can know the signs and the season of the end times, <<
Actually, it says PRECISELY THE OPPOSITE:
It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.” — Acts 1:7
But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only... Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” — Matthew 24:36, 44
Many people interpret Matthew 24:32-33 as meaning that you CAN and SHOULD know when to expect the end times (”From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates.”) But these happenings are to confirm his prophecy regarding the end of the world, not signal the end of the world. After all, it seems to many like “these things” refer to the end of the world. Not hardly!
Christ describes all manners of signs that will NOT mean the end of the world (vs. 4-14). But he warns they do NOT mean the end of the world. (vs. 25-26, 46-44). Then, he describes how, instead, the end of the world will be fast as lightning (vs. 27)
Granted, since he uses a colloquialism (”at the gates”), it’s easy to misread him as saying he is about to come, supposing that “at the gates” means “about to leave.” But what it really means is that he is protecting the church amidst all the turmoil.
Lucky it doesn't have a killer rabbit.
But Pope Francis is a ROMAN Catholic; and is in the Chair of PETER in ROME; and his parents were Italian: doesn’t that count as fulfilling a vague prophecy?
Tin shacks in Kenya, and public housing in Boston, OTOH...