Germans, Jews and the Roman Catholic Church

Steven LeBlanc

I want to touch upon recent German history regarding its relationship to the Catholic Church. I believe it is valuable for you to understand some basic facts about Germany:

Religion: Catholic 34%, Protestant 34%, Muslim 3.7%, others 27% The state supports both the Catholic and Protestant churches, with each church making up about a third of the German population.

The German state collects taxes for the churches and there is religious education in the schools, taught by teachers who have to be approved by the churches. Church taxes are “automatic paycheck deductions” taken from all registered church members, “regardless of how often members attend services.”

History: The Vatican’s secretary of state, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli (the future Pope Pius XII), and Germany’s vice chancellor, Franz von Papen, formally signed a concordat between the Holy See and the German Reich on July 20, 1933. The Holy See’s concessions included the concordat’s requirement that clergy not engage in political activities and not hold political offices. Bishops were required to swear an oath of loyalty to the Reich and its legally constituted government. To this day Jews [especially in Israel] condemn the Vatican for turning a blind eye to the massacre of Jews during the 2nd World War. We believe a similar act of complicity between the Catholic Church and Germany will occur in the future under the approval of the European Beast dictator.

Prophecy: Scripture shows that ten nations in Europe will surrender their sovereignty to a modern version of the Roman Empire (Revelation 17:12–18). This “beast” power will be endorsed by a false religious prophet –a Catholic leader (Daniel 7:24–25; Revelation 13:11–18). The leaders of this ” revived” beast power (which is also called “the king of the North) will persecute true Christians—Revelation 13:7. This power will punish (America, Britain and other nations of northwest European descent), and will launch military operations in the Middle East and against powers to the north and east on the Eurasian continent (see Daniel 11:40–45; Hosea 11:1–11).

To summarize: The Bible reveals that Germany will again use religion to help forge a unified European power (Revelation 13; 17:1–7), much as was done under Charlemagne [800 AD] who was crowned European Emperor by the Pope Leo III. This future Church/State union will do great harm; God’s saints will be severely persecuted.

This emerging superpower will become a global economic power (Revelation 18:2–3, 9–14). It will appear peaceful at first, but will be transformed into a devouring, war-making beast (Daniel 11:21; Revelation 13:2–3; Revelation 17:12–14). Daniel describes this end-time kingdom as a strong and ferocious beast with “iron teeth,” which Christ will conquer and punish at His return (Daniel 2:40–45; 7:7, 19–23).

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