Pope Francis to conduct mass in ‘Cenacle;’ a prelude to the ‘man of sin’ sitting in the ‘Temple of God’?


A reader sent me a link to the following:

VATICAN CITY On Monday 26 May, after 5pm Francis will celebrate a mass in the Cenacle, the site of the Last Supper took place, with bishops from the Holy Land. The Cenacle was once the property of the Franciscan Custody and Christians have been asking for years for it to be returned to the cult.

This is one of the most important events of the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land, scheduled to take place between next 24 and 26 May…

The Pope will fly from Bethlehem to Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, where a welcome ceremony will take place. Bergoglio will fly to Jerusalem by helicopter and will land in Monte Scopus. At 6:15 Francis will hold a private meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople at the Apostolic Delegation, where the two will sign a joint declaration. The key event of the whole pilgrimage will take place at 7pm in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the embrace between Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras: an ecumenical gathering with all Christian denominations in the Holy Land will take place in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the symbolic place of division among Christians. The second day of his trip will end with a dinner with patriarchs and bishops at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Francis will pay a private visit to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I in the building next to the Orthodox church of Viri Galileai on the Mount of Olives. A mass celebration in the Cenacle will then ensue. Straight after this, at 7:30pm the Pope will board the helicopter that will take him back to Rome Ciampino airport, where he is expected to arrive at 11pm. http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/world-news/detail/articolo/francesco-terra-santa-33032/

Conducting Catholic mass in the building called the ‘Cenacle’ which is in the area currently referred to as Mt. Zion is a significant historical event and one that seems consistent with certain biblical prophecies.

Pope Francis’ trip has many purposes.  He is scheduled to meet with various Muslims to keep dialogue going with them.  He is scheduled to meet with Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew and others as part of his ecumenical plans.  He intends to conduct Catholic church services in a building that is connected to the remaining wall of what appears to be the original Church of God building (the Church of God on Jerusalem’s Western Hill, currently called Mt. Zion) that was built in Jerusalem, presumably to suggest that he and his church have continued with the same faith that was originally there.

All three of these objectives by Pope Francis are dangerous and in error.  They are at least all partially intended to exalt the Church of Rome and attempt to get more to support her ecumenical efforts–efforts that the Bible warns against in many places (Zechariah 2:6-7; Revelation chapters 13-14, 17-18).

Although I did not see it in the itinerary for Pope Francis for this trip, if he makes any ‘Marian’ statements or pilgrimages, this too could be significant.

It has also been reported that Pope Francis may attempt to gain total control of the Cenacle/Mt. Zion area when he is in Israel (see Vatican continues to press for control of Mt. Zion building).  It may be that he may tell the government of Israel that they need to do this or the Vatican will even more strongly support various Palestinian political claims and requests.

Because of various biblical prophecies, it is possible that this ‘Cenacle’ location is the area that the prophesied ‘man of sin’ will come to.  In the New Testament, Christians are specifically referred to as ‘the temple of God’ (cf. 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 2 Corinthians 6:16).  Thus, if a physical building is something that the Bible teaches that the son of perdition will sit in, it may well be some type of place that Christians worshiped at, like the Church of God on Jerusalem’s Western Hill (the area currently known as Mt. Zion). Notice something that the man of sin is prophesied to do:

3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)

If this is referring to an ancient site, then perhaps it could be referring to one the “Church of God on Jerusalem’s Western Hill” (though only a relatively few original bricks remain).  While Pope Francis is NOT this man of sin (the ‘man of sin’ is the beast of the sea, the final King of the North), Bible prophecy indicates that an antipope will support the final man of sin (cf. Revelation 13:11-17).

Even though much of the ‘Cenacle’ site is impacted by Greco-Romans, is it possible that God could possibly consider that the area is sufficiently related to the temple that it could possibly fulfill 2 Thessalonians 2:4?

Although this is not yet clear, there are some reasons to think that it might.

The Vatican continues to press for control of this building and my investigations are continuing.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Church of God on Jerusalem’s Western Hill Could this building, often referred to as the Cenacle, which is located on a Mount Zion, possibly have been the oldest actual Christian church building? There is also a video titled Does the ‘Cenacle’ deal have prophetic ramifications?
Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament? Does the Bible require a rebuilt Jewish Temple? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Por qué no se requiere un templo judío en Jerusalén?
Who is the Man of Sin of 2 Thessalonians 2? Is this the King of the North, the ten-horned beast of Revelation 13:1-11, or the two-horned Beast of Revelation 13:12-16? Some rely on traditions, but what does the Bible teach? Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Quién es el Hombre de Pecado de 2 Tesalonicenses 2? Here is a version in Mandarin: 主编: 谁是’大罪人’?Here is a link to a related YouTube video, in English, titled Who is the Man of Sin?
Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future What does the Bible say about Jerusalem and its future? Is Jerusalem going to be divided and eliminated? Is Jesus returning to the area of Jerusalem? There is also a related YouTube video you can watch titled Jerusalem To be divided and eliminated.
Pope Francis: Could this Marian Focused Pontiff be Fulfilling Prophecy? Pope Francis has taken many steps to turn people more towards his version of ‘Mary.’ Could this be consistent with biblical and Catholic prophecies? This article documents what has been happening. There is also a video version titled Pope Francis: Could this Marian Focused Pontiff be Fulfilling Prophecy?
Should you be concerned about the ecumenical movement? Are you aware of the ecumenical movement? Do you understand the biblical dangers of it? Do you know what the World Council of Churches is supposed to be all about? Are you aware what has been happening recently with the Eastern Orthodox? Did you know that in December 2013, Pope Francis’ representative essentially eliminated a ‘conservative order’ and said that they needed to abide by Vatican II? Will there be signs and wonders that will help bring about ecumenical unity? Is compromise away from the Bible what must occur for the type of unity that many Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic leaders want?
Why Should American Catholics Should Fear Unity with the Orthodox? Are the current ecumenical meetings a good thing or will they result in disaster? Is doctrinal compromise good?
Orthodox Must Reject Unity with the Roman Catholics Unity between these groups will put them in position to be part of the final end time Babylon that the Bible warns against as well as require improper compromise.
Hope of Salvation: How the Continuing Church of God differ from most Protestants How the real Church of God differs from mainstream/traditional Protestants, is perhaps the question I am asked most by those without a Church of God background. As far as some changes affecting Protestantism, watch the video Charismatic Kenneth Copeland and Anglican Tony Palmer: Protestants Beware! [Português: Esperança do salvação: Como a igreja do deus difere da maioria de protestantes]
Beware: Protestants Going Towards Ecumenical Destruction! What is going on in the Protestant world? Are Protestants turning back to their ‘mother church’ in Rome? Does the Bible warn about this? What are Catholic plans and prophecies related to this? Is Protestantism doomed?

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