For the past couple of weeks, I have resisted posting about the inaccurate prophetic speculations of James Malm (a blogger who claims COG ties, but who makes a lot inaccurate statements and speculations). But decided it was time to debunk some he has made in the past couple of days:
August 30, 2012: Pope Benedict XVI plans to visit Lebanon from September 14 to 16, 2012. During this time, the Pope will present to the heads of Churches and leaders of the Christian communities in Islamic countries, the Apostolic Exhortation or concluding document following the Synod for the Middle East which took place in 2010…Substantial updates have been made which strongly indicate a real potential for Benedict to be empowered and set up as the abomination in Sept.
August 29, 2012: News is fast coming that strongly indicates that Pope Benedict will be empowered to become the abomination in mid Sep!!!…I have speculated that the tribulation could begin this year saying that there was as much as an 80% possibility.
In the following few weeks one of three events will happen:
1) Pope Benedict dies and is replaced, with the abomination being set up in the Papacy.
2) Pope Benedict is strengthened and empowered to do miracles being set up as the abomination. Remember that Benedict does number 666 in the Koine Greek of Revelation. This would allow him to start at the run, already having his organizational support set up, as he has ordained most of the Cardinals in the RC church based on their loyalty to him and his positions.
3) Nothing of this nature happens and we have more time to make ourselves ready.
I will make this easy, there is no possible chance that Pope Benedict will set up the abomination that James Malm is talking about. This will not happen for at least 3 1/2 years, and much likely longer than that, and it is unlikely that Pope Benedict would be the one for many reasons (including his age and his apparent actual beliefs).
There is no possibility that the Great Tribulation can happen in 2012 and those who rely on the Bible have realized this for at least the past three years. It is only those who overlook scripture and rely on their own views who make the mistake of thinking that the Great Tribulation can, or could, happen in 2012.
James Malm, you really should have read my book 2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect when it came out three years ago instead of criticizing it without reading it. If you would have paid proper attention to it, it would have saved you from teaching that there was any possibility of the Great Tribulation beginning in 2012. There still is no possibility, and thus you are 100% wrong that there is an 80% chance.
Articles of related interest may include:
Error-Ridden James Malm Not Doing an Elijah Work James Malm is an ‘independent’ who misunderstands and improperly maligns.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2012, 2013, or 2014? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What is the “peace deal” of Daniel 9? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?
End of Mayan Calendar 2012–Might 2012 Mean Something? Are there Mayan calendar predictions for change in 2012? Changes were centuries ago predicted by the Hopi Native Americans. Do Mayan/Hindu/Hopi/Buddhist/New Age/Nostradamus prophecies have any value here? Why might Satan have inspired this date? Does the Dresden codex show destruction of the earth by flood? Can the great tribulation start before 2012? How might Barack Obama and Julia Gillard be involved in 2012? Have predictions written by Bob Thiel related to Barack Obama and Julia Gillard began to come to pass?
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect This is a link related to a book by Bob Thiel (COGwriter). This link also has YouTube videos. This book documents and explains hundreds of prophecies. And since it was published, world events have aligned with at least 23 predictions in the book and many more will to come to pass. Those who purchase the book at the www.thesecretsect.com website receive a lengthy bonus report documenting world events that aligned with the book.
2012 and the Rise of the Secret Sect (English Kindle edition). This is the 2nd edition of the book, released in January 2012, and includes a summary of many of the predictions that world events have aligned with since the book originally came out in September 2009.