Petrus Romanus or The False Prophet?

The ‘temple of God’ identified.

In order to arrive at a conclusion of Petrus Romanus or False Prophet, we need to establish the who, what, where, when and why of the ‘man of sin,’ and the ‘temple’ where he would sit. We need to understand the author and his background. Saint Paul was converted to Christianity in the year 34 AD. After 3 years (37 AD) he went up to Jerusalem to see Saint Peter, and again after 14 years {51AD} (Ga 1:18; 2:1). He wrote his Second letter to the Thessalonians in the year 52 AD, and this was 18 years after his conversion and 18 years before the destruction of the Temple built by Solomon in Jerusalem.

When Saint Paul wrote in 2Th 2:3,4: “Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition who opposes and is lifted up above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he sits in the temple of God, showing himself as if he were God,” he was warning us of the events in 2013.

When it says ‘he sits in the temple of God’ it is important to know what or where is the ‘temple of God.’ Saint Paul believed Jesus Christ, and believed that He said of the old temple : “Amen I say to you, there shall not be left here a stone upon a stone that shall not be destroyed” (Mt 24:2). It is obvious that this ‘temple of God’ was not the one in Jerusalem, but the one which Saint Peter would establish in Rome, that is the Vatican, taken from the Latin word ‘vaticinatio’ meaning to prophecy.

When it says ‘a stone upon a stone,’ it means also the Pharisaic laws and rituals of the obstinate Jews.

The Second Pentecost

The Second Pentecost is the completion of the desire of our Creator: “Let Us make man to Our image and likeness” (Gn 1:26). This completion is brought about as the Psalmist wrote: “Thou shall send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created, and Thou shall renew the face of the earth” (Ps 103:30).

Before this Second Pentecost begins, we see today that the mystery of iniquity is rampant in a world revolted from truth.
The worldly man is the man of sin (2Th 2:3,4).
The governments have revolted against the people (Apoc 6:2).
The rulers of money have revolted against the poor (Apoc 6:6).
The people have revolted against society (1T 4:1,2).
The churches have revolted against God (2T 3:5).
The wicked one, the man of sin, has arrived, doing the works of Satan in all power, signs, lying wonders, and in all seduction of iniquity, in every sector of society, seeking the destruction of truth.

Jesus Christ promised that He would give us another Paraclete to abide with us for ever (Jn 14:16-18). The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of Light, of Strength, and of Love, Who comes with His sevenfold gifts enlightening our minds, strengthening our wills, and inflaming our hearts with the love of Almighty God, Holy Trinity, teaching us all truth, showing us the things that are to come. It is through Holy Eucharist, we are brought into full unity with God, in spirit, soul, and body, abiding in the Holy Trinity, in the mystery of faith, in the gift of the Second Pentecost (Jn 17:21).

Jesus said: “I tell you the truth: it is expedient to you that I go. For if I go not, the Paraclete will not come to you: but if I go, I will send Him to you. And when He is come, He will convince the world of sin and of justice and of judgment…But when He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will teach you all truth, for He shall not speak of Himself: but what things soever He shall hear, He shall speak, and the things that are to come, He shall show you. He shall glorify Me: because He shall receive of Mine and shall show it to you. All things whatsoever the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He shall receive of Me and show it to you” (Jn 16:1-15).

“He that is not with Me, is against Me: and he that gathers not with Me, scatters. Therefore I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but he that shall speak against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him neither in this world, nor in the world to come” (Mt 12:30-32).

The Holy Ghost is co-equal and co-eternal in the Holy Trinity. He continues to protect us with the outpouring of grace, filling our hearts and enkindling in us the fire of His divine love, enlightening, guiding, strengthening, and consoling us, and bringing all who will believe and trust in Him, into the fulness of Eucharistic oneness and unity in our Lord Christ Jesus, as He destroys sinful worldly man with the spirit of His mouth in this the Second Pentecost.

In the Second Pentecost, through the gift of the Holy Ghost, the Holy Trinity abides in the new man, Eucharistic man. This gift is the True and Everlasting Godhead, living in the New Creation, the new man – Eucharistic man, who through Holy Eucharist is elevated into the Godhead as is told: “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead corporeally, and you are filled in Him” (Col 2:6-10). It is in the power of the Holy Ghost in the Second Pentecost that the man of sin is revealed, and is destroyed with the brightness of the coming of Priest of God, in Eucharistic man.

We who wish to enter into the Second Pentecost, must leave all worldliness behind us. Having done this, we will have the high praises of God in our mouth, and two-edged swords in our hands, to execute vengeance upon the nations, chastisements among the people, to bind the kings with fetters, and the nobles with manacles of iron, to execute upon them the judgment that is written, this glory is to all the saints of Christ Jesus (Ps 149:6-9).

In the power of the Holy Ghost, in the Second Pentecost, Eucharistic man convinces the world of sin and of justice and of judgment.
Of sin: because they believed not in Jesus.
Of justice: because Jesus has ascended to God the Father.
Of judgment: because the prince of this world is already judged, and Eucharistic man binds that strong man (Jn 16:7-11), and casts him into hell for all eternity (Apoc 20:9,10).

It is in this great gift of Holy Eucharist, that we are filled unto all the fullness of the Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and are given the power to be made the sons of God (Jn 1:12).

We, the sons of God, come to God the Father in Eucharistic unity in Jesus, and thank Him that through the gift of the power of the Holy Ghost in this the Second Pentecost, we His new creation, Eucharistic man, Christ Jesus, destroy the forces of evil, as we rejoice in Jesus Eucharist, Blessed Sacrament, Son of God, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with God the Father and the Holy Ghost, Eternal Triune God, for the eternity which never ends.