Warning! Rome Never Changes!

WLC believes that Pope Francis is the last pope. 

The Roman Catholic Church maintains that she is the only true, legitimate Christian church in existence.  She claims to receive her authority through the right of apostolic succession, passed down from pope to pope tracing back to the apostle, Peter, and therefore, maintains that she never errs.

It is far from an empty boast.  According to John J. Kelley, a former priest:

The Council of Trent, by its Creed of Pius IV, makes it impossible for the Roman Catholic Church to change.  It added . . . twelve new articles to the Nicene Creed.  . . . This Creed of Pius IV is a millstone around Rome’s neck.  It binds the Roman Catholic Church forever to all its pagan errors.  It is its answer and challenge to the Reformation.2

Pope Pius IX

Pope Pius IX

This is an extremely important point to understand.  It certainly is not a denouncement of the multitudes who have been taught to accept the Catholic Church’s decrees as truth.  Rather all should take heed because all organized religions have, to a greater or lesser degree, adopted many of the same stances as the Church of Rome in the exercise of its power.  This has a bearing on everyone on earth because, as WLC believes that Francis is the eighth and final pope of prophecy, everyone living on the face of the earth shall soon feel the heat of the dragon’s breath in this revived Roman power.

Because the Church of Rome truly never changes, in order to understand Pope Francis, his motives, his agenda as pope and his pontificate, it is necessary only to review those policies of past popes and how they handled all who disagreed with them, be they king or commoner.  The Church of Rome has always and ever lusted for power, both political and spiritual.

Very early, indeed, did the bishops of Rome show a proud and ambitious spirit; but, for the first three centuries, their claim for superior honour was founded simply on the dignity of their see, as being that of the imperial city, the capital of the Roman world. When, however, the seat of empire was removed to the East, and Constantinople threatened to eclipse Rome, some new ground for maintaining the dignity of the Bishop of Rome must be sought. That new ground was found when, about 378, the Pope fell heir to the keys that were the symbols of two well-known Pagan divinities at Rome. Janus bore a key, and Cybele bore a key; and these are the two keys that the Pope emblazons on his arms as the ensigns of his spiritual authority.  . . . Thus, though the temporal dignity of Rome as a city should decay, his own dignity as the Bishop of Rome would be more firmly established than ever. 3

Vatican Papal keys Emblem (

In 437 AD, four hundred years after the beginning of the
Christian Ekklesia, the pope publicly laid claim to be the
possessor of the “keys of Peter”.

By telling the Christians that the “keys” he possessed were inherited from the Apostle Peter, the pope secured for himself the ultimate position of power as the head of both the Christian and pagan religions.  This combination of religious influence with political power was eventually coded into Catholic canon.  In the 11th century, a conflict arose between the papacy and King Henry IV of Germany.  Henry, as the “Holy Roman Emperor,”

claimed the long-standing royal right to invest an ecclesiastical office holder with the symbols of power, thereby effectively maintaining control of the selection and direction of bishops and local clergy. The proper order of Christendom was at stake in the controversy. The papal position was elucidated in Gregory’s Dictatus Papae (1075), which emphasized the pope’s place as the highest authority in the church.4

Gregory VII’s Dictatus Papae are still in effect to this day.  Every true believer in Yahuwah should be aware of these because not only do they represent the beliefs of Pope Francis, but the various denominations within organized religion have, to a greater or lesser degree, adopted similar positions in dealing with those of their members who, in searching Scripture and finding greater light, seek to accept and live by that light.

These dictates state:

Pagan Keys of Janus & Cybele

Lion-headed image holding the keys, representing power to open/close the doors of heaven and hell and power over peace and war on earth. The keys were held by Pluto, “god of hell”, and chief deities of Asia minor, Janus, and Cybele.

  1. That the Roman church was founded by God alone.
  2. That the Roman pontiff alone can with right be called universal.
  3. That he alone can depose or reinstate bishops.
  4. That, in a council his legate, even if a lower grade, is above all bishops, and can pass sentence of deposition against them.
  5. That the pope may depose the absent.
  6. That, among other things, we ought not to remain in the same house with those excommunicated by him.
  7. That for him alone is it lawful, according to the needs of the time, to make new laws, to assemble together new congregations, to make an abbey of a canonry; and, on the other hand, to divide a rich bishopric and unite the poor ones.
  8. That he alone may use the imperial insignia.
  9. That of the pope alone all princes shall kiss the feet.
  10. That his name alone shall be spoken in the churches.
  11. That this title [Pope] is unique in the world.
  12. That it may be permitted to him to depose emperors.
  13. That he may be permitted to transfer bishops if need be.
  14. That he has power to ordain a clerk of any church he may wish.
  15. That he who is ordained by him may preside over another church, but may not hold a subordinate position; and that such a one may not receive a higher grade from any bishop.
  16. That no synod shall be called a general one without his order.
  17. That no chapter and no book shall be considered canonical without his authority.
  18. That a sentence passed by him may be retracted by no one; and that he himself, alone of all, may retract it.
  19. That he himself may be judged by no one.
  20. That no one shall dare to condemn one who appeals to the apostolic chair.
  21. That to the latter should be referred the more important cases of every church.
  22. That the Roman church has never erred; nor will it err to all eternity, the Scripture bearing witness.
  23. That the Roman pontiff, if he have been canonically ordained, is undoubtedly made a saint by the merits of St. Peter; St. Ennodiusbishop of Pavia, bearing witness, and many holy fathers agreeing with him. As is contained in the decrees of St. Symmachus the pope.
  24. That, by his command and consent, it may be lawful for subordinates to bring accusations.
  25. That he may depose and reinstate bishops without assembling a synod.
  26. That he who is not at peace with the Roman church shall not be considered catholic.
  27. That he may absolve subjects from their fealty to wicked men.

These 27 dictates transferred total and absolute power into the hands of the papacy, to all eternity, because it could not err.  (See Dictate #22.)  This is perhaps the most wicked of all the dictates.  It contradicts the clear Word of Yahuwah which states unequivocally: “But now the righteousness of Yahuwah apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of Yahuwah, through faith in Yahushua the Anointed, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of Yahuwah.”  (See Romans 3:21-23.)

Smiling pastor with congregation in the background

While Protestant churches do not have popes, they do have governing councils and stated creeds.  With these, they frequently claim the right to dictate the theology of their members, what is right and what is wrong, and reject new light that contradicts their established beliefs or traditions.

While Protestant churches do not have popes, they do have governing councils, district synods, church boards and stated creeds.  With these, they frequently claim the right to dictate the theology of their members, what is right and what is wrong, and reject new light that contradicts their established beliefs or traditions.  Books, papers and websites which promote truth contradictory to the established position are denounced and those who challenge these doctrines on the basis of Scripture alone, are frequently disciplined or disfellowshipped.  Thus, the spirit of the Dictatus Papae is alive and well throughout all organized religion – even when those individual churches themselves denounce the errors and abuses of Catholicism. 

The close relationship between the Roman Catholic Church and the other denominations that constitute organized Christianity are presented in the most striking terms in Revelation 17.  In Scripture, a woman is used to symbolize a church [apostate], or an ekklesia [Yahuwah's faithful].  Just as the pure woman of Revelation 12:1 is used to symbolize the true ekklesia, a fallen ekklesia/church is symbolized by a harlot.  Revelation 17 provides a description of the Roman Catholic Church in which she is described as the mother of harlots. 

The reason why we use Ekklesia and not church when referring to Yahuwah's faithful in WLC content is because the word "church" does not accurately convey the meaning of the original Greek, "Ekklesia." Throughout the New Testament, Ekklesia refers to the Called Out Ones. The word "church," which emphasizes a group, is therefore an erroneous translation and should never have been used. Christians are literally the Called Out Ones. The true followers of Yahushua are indeed the Called Out Ones from the organized denominations and religions of fallen Babylon. When the call to flee Babylon has been heard, none are to again return to Babylonian churches and forms of religion.

And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication . . .


Revelation 17 - Whore of Babylon, Mother of Harlots

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour . . . having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: and upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.  (Revelation 17:1-2, 4-5, KJV)

The word “catholic” means worldwide or universal.  As the various Protestant denominations that comprise organized religion have followed so closely in the steps of the Roman Catholic Church, they are indeed harlots themselves as well as daughters of Babylon.

The logical extension of the Dictatus Papae was instituted by Pope Innocent III and it will live in infamy through all eternity as one of the most evil scourges ever visited upon men in the name of Yahuwah.  It was the establishment of the Holy Office of the Inquisition.

Those accused of heresy were sentenced at an auto de fe, Act of Faith. Clergyman would sit at the proceedings and would deliver the punishments. Punishments included confinement to dungeons, physical abuse and torture. Those who reconciled with the church were still punished and many had their property confiscated, as well as were banished from public life. Those who never confessed were burned at the stake without strangulation; those who did confess were strangled first.5

Only eternity will reveal the horror, the affliction and the agony suffered by countless millions whose consciences would not let them bow to any spiritual authority but that of their Maker.  The evil methods employed by men supposedly acting in the name of Yahuwah against their fellow man, reveal the true source of their inspiration: Satan himself.  Yahuwah has never called on any mortal, erring human being to avenge His holy truth.  Rather, Scripture states: “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith Yahuwah.”  (See Romans 12:19.)

The horrors of the Inquisition are so grotesque that no one likes to dwell on them.  However, all should be aware of them, because the Catholic Church, due to her doctrine that the pope is infallible and the Church is inerrant, has never acknowledged that she sinned in its massacre of untold millions for their faith.  Indeed, because these policies have never been changed and can not be changed without admitting their error, it is the policy of the Roman Catholic Church to this very day.  Pope Francis, as “Defender of the Faith,” likewise upholds these doctrines and, had he but the power, could kill whomever he wished that did not agree with Catholic doctrine.

WLC believes that Francis is the “eighth king” of Revelation 17.  As such, he is the last pope.  It is under his pontificate that the closing scenes of earth’s history will take place.  All should acquaint themselves with this prophecy, for all shall be affected by the actions of the final pope.  Revelation 13 is a clear warning of the power soon to be exercised by the papacy against all whose consciences demand obedience to the law of Yah above the traditions of men as codified by Catholic cannon law.

So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?”  . . . It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation.  (Revelation 13:4, 7 & 8, NKJV)

Pope Francis is unique in the history of the papacy: he is the very first pope that is also a Jesuit.  The Society of Jesus, or, the Jesuits, as they are more commonly known, was established in 1534 for the express purpose of stamping out all dissenters to the Roman Catholic Church.  It is still their primary motive for existence.  As such, Jesuits have spread across the world, as teachers in universities, missionaries to pagans, emissaries to governments and advisors to kings, taking with them their political agenda as the pope’s private army.

Pope Francis I holding wafer-godEvery priest who joins the Jesuit order must take an oath that is binding in perpetuity on pain of death.  This horrific oath, straight from the bowels of hell, should stun everyone who reads it, for it reveals the truth of the papacy behind the righteous façade.  To read it, please see "Who Are The Jesuits?"

Such an oath opposes every single principle of righteousness and holiness in Scripture.  And yet, this is the oath which Pope Francis took upon becoming a commanding member of the Jesuit order and, as such, his actions as pope will still be governed by this heinous oath.  To show his commitment to keeping the oath, every Jesuit, including Pope Francis, then declares:

In confirmation of which, I hereby dedicate my life, my soul and all my corporal powers, and with this dagger which I now receive, I will subscribe my name written in my own blood, in testimony thereof; and should I prove false or weaken in my determination, may my brethren and fellow soldiers of the Militia of the Pope cut off my hands and my feet, and my throat from ear to ear, my belly opened and sulphur burned therein, with all the punishment that can be inflicted upon me on earth and my soul be tortured by demons in an eternal hell forever!6

As it is the boast of Rome that she never changes, every single one of Gregory VIIs dictates are still held to be justified and true.  Furthermore, the resulting torture and murder of all who, in conviction of conscience, disagree with Rome (as seen in the Inquisition established by Innocent III) is still held to be justifiable.

Revelation reveals that a revival of the persecutions of past years will take place just before the end of the world.  Pope Francis, as the eighth and last pope, as well as the first Jesuit pope will be instrumental in this revival of papal power being exercised on the world stage.  The combined weight of the wrath of this beast power being brought to bear will compel the majority of people to give in to its demands.  “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”  (Revelation 13:8, KJV)

All who put their trust in Yahuwah will be preserved from this evil power.  Even if some are called upon to lay down their lives as did the martyrs in ages past, Yahuwah will give them the strength to endure and in the great morning of the resurrection, they will be raised up, never more to hunger, thirst, suffer or mourn. 

Revelation provides a promise for those of the final generation who will be called to stand faithful to Heaven in the very face of hell: “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”  (Revelation 13:10, KJV)  Yahuwah’s promises are sure and in the final judgment, earthly powers that have waged war against Yahuwah in the person of His saints, will receive a just punishment. 

Today, develop the personal relationship with Yahuwah that will give you the faith and the confidence to cling to His promises, though the Heavens fall.

Revelation 21:4 

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2 John J. Kelly, “Rome Never Changes.”

3 Alexander Hislop, The Two Babylons, p. 207.

6 Ibid.

7 Will Durant; The Story of Civilization, Vol. IV (Simon and Schuster, 1950); as cited in Dave Hunt, A Woman Rides the Beast.