Kingdom of Righteousness
Christ has made it evident that His kingdom was not of this world; that the very foundation of the principles of this world is in sharp contrast to the kingdom of heaven. The kingdoms of this earth, because of Adam’s sin, have been surrendered into the hands of “that old serpent, called the devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.” (Rev. 12:9) The Scripture declares him to be “the god of this world” (2 Cor. 4:3) because he receives the worship and homage of the unbelieving and disobedient of this present age.
Satan was so bold as to offer Christ all the kingdoms of the world, and passed them before his view in a moment of time, and said he would give them all to Christ, that He might be a temporal conqueror to fulfill the expectations of the Jews doctrine of what Messiah should be if He would worship Satan (Luke 4:5-8).
Yet this teaching led the disciple Peter to reject Christ’s true mission that he should suffer and die at the hands of the scribes and pharisees, and not fulfill their selfish ambitions regarding him; Christ plainly denounced this teaching as of man, and of Satanic origin (Matt. 16:22-23).
Christ’s mission was not to establish His kingdom upon sin and death, but through destroying sin and death to reign in everlasting righteousness (Isaiah 32:1, 9:7), and by so doing, destroying Him that has the power of death (Heb. 2:14, Hosea 13:14).
A Foundation of Falsehood
However, the doctrine that Christ has come and established His throne over this world presently is a doctrine that has gained widespread attention in the professed Christian world; in adhering to such a doctrine, they have practically crucified the confession of Christ before the cross that this present world was not His kingdom.
The child doctrine of such teaching has naturally followed such a belief, that the church should have authority over the kings of this earth. Such deception has been successful, and Satan is well-pleased to furnish the deception and transforms himself into an angel of light, even making himself appear as Christ Himself, that he might receive the worship and honor that belongs to Him.
The Catholic doctrine of temporal power declares this teaching as follows: “67. … the hand of God, who guides the course of history, has set down the Chair of His Vicar on earth, in this city of Rome which, from being the capital of the wonderful Roman Empire, was made by Him the capital of the whole world, because He made it the seat of sovereignty which, since it extends beyond the confines of nations and states, embraces within itself all the peoples of the whole world.” Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Letter UBI ARCANO DEI CONSILIO (On the Peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ), December 23, 1922
In the coronation of all popes — including Pius XII, on March 12, 1939 — the tiara is placed on the candidate’s head with the words: “Receive the tiara adorned with three crowns and know that thou art Father of princes and kings, Ruler of the world, Vicar of our Savior Jesus Christ.”
Not by might nor by power…
The Evangelical Protestants are now beginning to hold a kindred doctrine to the Catholic doctrine of temporal power called Kingdom Now, or the Seven Mountains of Culture, where dominion of the governmental spheres of society is a Christian mandate that Christ requires of them to advance the kingdom of God.
Lance Wallnau, who related a dream that seemed to suggest Donald Trump would become president, is one of the strongest advocates of the doctrine, whose teaching of governmental takeover has taken prominence since the election of Trump as president of the United States.
The teaching is gaining ground that the Catholic teaching of Christian dominion over the kingdom of this present world at Christ’s ascension, which differs little in respect to the teaching of the scribes and Pharisees, is capturing the hearts of elected officials worldwide.
In 1985, Pope John Paul II said: “France, eldest daughter of the Church, what have you done with your baptism?” More recently, Francis said “It is the eldest daughter of the Church, but not the most faithful!”
Both of these reference its Catholic church/state union, where it made war for Catholic ideals such as the Trinity and Sunday sacredness, against the Seventh-day Sabbath keeping Christians who opposed the teachings of the Catholic faith and turning heathen temples of sun worship into Catholic shrines venerating saints, forcing the heathens to assume the name Catholic Christian.
A Catholic Convention
France has been noted in this way, but even more recently, it was the place where the United Nations had the Paris Climate Summit, where over 195 nations entered into agreement regarding the legal enforcement of Climate change agenda.
The French Foreign Minister, while in the United States, speaking of the gathering, said “We have exactly 500 days to avoid climate chaos”; pointing to the very day in which the Papacy would spearhead the climate movement forward with the Papal encyclical “Laudato Si”, having both become a member of the United Nations, and “given a mouth” to address and give marching orders to the largest assembly of nations gathered ever on September 25th, 2015. The Climate Change Summit agreement with the United Nations was ratified in the capital city of the Eldest Daughter of the Catholic church.
Stating that this was a moral matter, the presidents of the U.S. and Canadian bishops’ conferences joined leaders of the regional bishops’ conferences around the world in signing an appeal for government leaders to reach a “fair, legally binding and truly transformational climate agreement” at a summit in Paris.
They further said that there was “ethical and moral dimensions of climate change,” in which the leaders of the nations should to set a strong limit on global temperature increase and to promote new models of development and lifestyles that are “climate compatible.” The Catholic bishops of Lima said: “We Bishops want to accompany the political process and seek dialogue to bring the voices of the poor to the table of decision-makers; We are convinced that everyone has a capacity to contribute to overcome climate change and to choose sustainable lifestyles; We Bishops call on all Catholics and people of good will to engage on the road to Paris as a starting point for a new life in harmony with Creation respecting planetary boundaries.”
It becomes increasingly evident how the United Nations has become a Catholic soapbox in which to raise their moral lifestyle concerns to a worldwide level, where the Papacy is now wielding strong influence. All of these “boundaries” for legally enforced moral lifestyles would most certainly mean an environmental sabbath forced upon the people in accordance with the Catholic worship on the day of the sun. The United Nations has already had an Advisory Committee regarding World Day of Rest/Environmental Sabbath, and has had environmental sabbath observance programs in the past.
In the Papal encyclical on Climate Change, where Pope Francis speaks of the United Nations, he quotes from Pacem In Terris (Another encyclical by John XIII in 1963) where it emphasizes the “the urgent need for a radical change in the conduct of humanity” towards “authentic” “moral progress”; in the encyclical, you can further find this desire to establish a united nation to the end that Catholic law (which claims to be the law of the Creator, but is in fact a law substituted His law by the Catholic church) might be legally binding worldwide:
“But one of the principal imperatives of the common good is the recognition of the moral order and the unfailing observance of its precepts….A firmly established order between political communities must be founded on the unshakable and unmoving rock of the moral law, that law which is revealed in the order of nature by the Creator Himself, and engraved indelibly on men’s hearts . . . Its principles are beacon lights to guide the policies of men and nations.” Pope Francis further stated in regard to Climate change that “Sunday…is meant to be a day which heals our relationships with God, with ourselves, with others and with the world.”
A Catholic Enactment
We see with distinct clarity what the object of the Paris Climate treaty was regarding, and what the Catholic ideal is desiring to bring to fruition; it is nothing less than an attempt to legislate laws in this present age to crown their Christ, and legally enforce religious observances upon the nations of the world.
Lastly, we may know this is happening, and chiefly in Paris, when there is a document called “The Paris Statement” in May 2017, by twelve conservative thought leaders for old Europe to be renewed and Catholicized anew. Speaking of Europe’s present society of tolerance of others, including Muslims and condemning multiculturalism, they state:
“They ignore, even repudiate the Christian roots of Europe…This is done, of course, in the name of freedom and tolerance…Our nations and shared culture are being hollowed out by illusions and self-deceptions about what Europe is and should be. We pledge to resist this threat to our future.
We will defend, sustain and champion the real Europe, the Europe to which we all in truth belong…The true Europe has been marked by Christianity. The universal spiritual empire of the Church brought cultural unity to Europe, but did so without political empire…
Recognizing the particular character of the European nations, and their Christian mark, we need not be perplexed before the spurious claims of the multiculturalists. Immigration without assimilation is colonization, and this must be rejected…
Human dignity is more than the right to be left alone, and doctrines of international human rights do not exhaust the claims of justice, much less of the good. Europe needs to renew a consensus about moral culture so that the populace can be guided toward a virtuous life. We must not allow a false view of freedom to impede the prudent use of the law to deter vice.”
Approaching Catholic Supremacy
To say that the church brought cultural unity to Europe “but did so without political empire” is ignorance at best, and is a statement wholly untrue. The Catholic church has and still does, operate on the belief that political empire is ultimately theirs to be sovereign over because they occupy the place of Christ’s viceregents on earth.
It was through this conquering and exercising of power in political empire that the church forced worship according to its laws, inherited from paganism. It was in this manner that Satan indeed received worship by man and church, and the church, far from attaining to the power of God, forced unbelieving and unconverted men into her communion, flooding the church with corruption after corruption.
It is for this cause that it is said of her: “I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore…With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” (Revelation 17:1-2)
And again, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her… Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” (Revelation 18:4-5)
Choose ye this day
Will you be joined to the kingdoms of this world and their Catholic communion? Or will you stand apart, looking for a better kingdom, where sin, pain, death and sorrow are hath no part, “which hath foundations, whose Builder and Maker is God” (Heb. 11:10), which kingdom will come in truth after the great deception of the nations, when they have been weighed in the balances and found wanting and judged by the King of kings, and Lord of lords? Courage to you as you choose to stand on the Lord’s side in Spirit and in truth.