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What is going on in the Catholic Church?

Franklin Jones

RVI: Thank you Franklin, and let's find out what is going on. First of all, from The Detroit NewsCelebrating 25 Years” The Catholics prepare for John Paul II 25th anniversary amidst concerns for his health. Cardinal Ratzinger told the German Weekly Bunte that Pope John Paul II is in bad shape. And the Pope's poor health raises concern of who will be the next Pope. And this from The Associated PressWho's Next? Ailing Pope Appoints 31 Cardinals “.

Well, I think that may be a record of appointing Cardinals. So many Cardinals at the same time. Why do you think the Pope has done this and what is going on in the Catholic Church?

JVI: I read all of the Pope's sermons in L’Osservatore Romano and I want to say he's a man of God because he believes in the Virgin Birth, Matthew 1:23, believes Christ is God, Romans 9:5, believes that Christ is the only way who died for us on the cross, I Corinthians 15:3, that He rose again from the dead bodily, II Timothy 2:8, and He is Coming again. Concerning Christ's return. There shall arise a spark out of Poland who will be a Pope and when we have the Polish Pope, it will be time for Christ's return. I believe it is near. But go further. It was in 1139 when the Archbishop of Ireland St. Malachi said and God showed him this and he has been right to this hour after all these centuries, there will only be 110 popes. Pope John Paul II is 108. There will be two more. And he said the final one will defect from the Christian faith. I didn't say that. The Catholics have said it themselves.

And the Pope knows that the second secret of Fatima is that there will be great apostasy concerning that Christ is God and he knows this and he immediately elected 31 cardinals for a total of 190. Of this 190, only 5 of them are liberals from the other side. He has the promise of one more conservative Pope who preaches the truth like he does and then finally Peter Romano, the defector. That's what is going on.

All of this means that Jesus will soon return.

Is Israel fulfilling modern prophecy?

Thomas Ice

RVI: Thomas Ice is the Executive Director of the Pre-Trib Research Center, and he wrote an article asking the question Is Israel Fulfilling Modern Prophecy? and in this article he says:

I believe that modern Israel is a Divine work and is in the process of fulfilling Bible prophecy. I believe that Israel, as she is constituted today, is a work of God in progress which will lead to her national conversion, the Second Coming of Christ, and His Millennial reign.

There are three things there and I'm going to break them down. Jack, do you agree that it will lead to a national conversion?

JVI: Yes, because I believe this Book and Romans 11:26 says “all Israel shall be saved, for there shall come out of Zion, a deliverer who shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob” and Jacob is Israel – II Kings 17:34.

RVI: The second part to that, will it lead to the Second Coming of Christ?

JVI: Oh yes. This is Old Testament now, Psalm 2:6 says “…I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion” (Jerusalem). And Zechariah 14:4 tells us that His feet will touch the Mount of Olives, when He comes to rule and reign.

RVI: How about that 1,000 years called the Millennial Reign?

JVI: I love again the statement of the ancient Rabbi Hagaon who said the war of Gog and Magog, Ezekiel 38 and 39 which is Russia, precedes the coming of Messiah to dwell on the earth. It's here. And that's why Isaiah 59:20 says that the redeemer shall come to Jerusalem and Zechariah 2:10 says “Rejoice, O daughters of Jerusalem, for Lo I will come and dwell in the midst of you.” It's all happening.

RVI: So in other words, you totally agree with the three things we just talked about, right?

JVI: No doubt about it. In fact, when I answered the first question, about all Israel being saved, (Romans 11:26) I failed to say that it’s going to be Jewish Evangelists who are going to bring this message of great Salvation to their own people plus the entire world.

Has Islam been betrayed by its fundamentalist leaders?

Toronto Globe and Mail

RVI: Take a look at these headlines along that line. First of all, from The Toronto Globe & Mail “The Two Faces of Islam: Islam Betrayed”. Then these following two from BBC News “Iranians Protest against Muslim Clerics and Islamic Regime”, and “Grand Sheik of Sunni Islam Condemns Suicide Attacks as Enemy of Islam”. Then this from The London Daily Telegraph “Suicide Bombings are against Islam, says leading Iranian Cleric”. Then from The Associated Press “Saudi Clerics Condemn Violence by Militants”. And finally from ABC/Reuters Indonesia's President Denounces Muslim Militant Dogma”.

Friends, murder in any religion is wrong. Jesus said we are to follow Him. Pray for those who offend you and for those who hurt you and love your enemies. Well, now these clerics are speaking up against Osama Bin Laden and the militants and saying, we shouldn't be killing. Jack, they're speaking up finally.

JVI: Oh, Rexella, I received a book from a Doctor friend of mine written by a man they call the greatest theologian, the greatest scholar in Islam today — Sheik Muhammed Hisham Kabbani. He is the Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of America. He has many titles. He has spoken for many organizations.

We have six pages of things this man has done speaking in the Muslim nations, speaking about love, speaking against the terrorists and their movement, and he wrote a book “The Approach of Armageddon?” and it is powerful and I read from it two weeks ago, but just one statement. Today I'm going to read a few more. Listen to this:

On page 113, 1400 years ago, the prophet described these ignorant leaders who would be asked about something that would give a wrong verdict. They are misguided and they misguide others and when the door of misguidance is opened, Satan comes in and what ensues is a disaster for the entire Muslim movement.

Oh, that is something.

Page 115 he says: when they get into their mosques and they start this kind of talk, have nothing to do with them.

Page 225: do you know that they believe in the virgin birth of

Jesus Christ and honor Mary? That they believe Jesus is one of their prophets who was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven and that they believe He's coming again to destroy the antichrist during the tribulation hour? And that he will set up a kingdom of peace on the earth? Listen to this, the antichrist is a man. The prophet was informing us that in the last days, there would be someone who would deceive all of humanity.

Page 228: Allah, I seek refuge in you from the tribulation of the antichrist.

Then over to page 231: This is exciting: Jews are waiting for the Messiah. Christians are waiting for Jesus, and Muslims are waiting for both the Makdi and Jesus, all religions have described them as men coming to save the world.

Page 237: the return of Jesus Christ to earth from heaven is mentioned in many writings of the prophet Mohammed.

In conclusion, page 240, oh, man this is exciting — Jesus will rule for 40 years and the earth will be full of peace and happiness.

You know, that's more than some Protestant denominations believe. They say there will be no Millennium. Here are Muslims saying that Christ will rule on earth.

There will be peace and happiness, but they only extend it for forty years where in Revelation it's for 1,000 years. Thank you, doctor, for sending me this book as a gift. It has ministered to my heart.

Now, hear me. We're to love one another. By this shall all men know you're my disciples because you have love one for another, John 13:35. From the lips of Jesus. And then 1 Corinthians 13:13, says now abideth faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love. If you hate in any religion, 1 John 3:15, says, whosoever hates his brother is a murderer and no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.

If only they added two more points: that Christ was God, the second member of the Trinity, and died for sinners they would be closer to what we believe.

I heard about Digital Angel in California. Could this have something to do with chip implants? I remember you mentioned it on one of your shows. Is there anything else on this?

Wanda Kiersted

RVI: Let's get an update here, Wanda. In US News and World Report, Careful, Your Phone is Watching You Locator technology may save your lives, but it also threatens your privacy. Take a look at this from Tracking Chips Launches in Mexico They've taken our technology and they're using it down there. The microchips are about the size of a grain of rice. They put it in the arm or the hip down there, Jack. Will this grow world wide?

JVI: Very definitely. Now, when the European Union comes to power and uses it, it will be after the global leader is in power for 42 months, so we still have time, but right now Digital Angel is infiltrating Mexico, South America, the European Union will use it, perhaps very soon, and it will become global, Revelation 13:15 to 18. Let me say presently there are other things.

They've got 40,000,000 surveillance cameras now watching people and it's going to move to 300 million the next couple of years. We know that the national science foundation of the USA has taken the four major locations of computers and surveillance and melded them into one that can now produce 13 trillion, 600 billion calculations per second and Stephen Hawkings, the great physicist of England says these computers will become life. They will create themselves, operate themselves, and speak any and every language in the world. I'll tell you, it's very, very near. These are all signs that point to the coming of Christ to this earth to set up his kingdom. That's how near it all is.

Does Dr. Van Impe proclaim a doomsday, end-of-the-world Theology?

RVI: Now this question, along with the rest of this, comes from four young men: Barry Bollinger, Terry Brown, Don E. Hawkins, and Angelo Angelo. They contacted MSNBC pointing out the reporter’s error about Dr. Van Impe's Theology saying, “He is not an apocalyptic doomsday, end-of-the-world Bible thumper, but one who for an entire lifetime has proclaimed that it is a never-ending world.” One of these young men said, “I enjoy watching Dr. Van Impe. He is not an apocalyptic proclaiming a doomsday message but instead he states from the Bible that the world will never end. I don't see that as “apocalyptic” but what do I know? I am not an enlightened journalist.”

Young man, thank you so much for that wonderful question and for writing to the reporters. I think it is good sometimes to write these companies.

JVI: Yes, I have asked my people several times, please, when you hear these false errors proclaimed about me, call the station. For the first time four young men did. Thank you, thank you. I don't believe the world is ever going to end. For it is a world without end. Isaiah 45:17, and Ephesians 3:21. The earth abides forever. How long is “forever”? It is forever. Now isn't that plain and simple? Psalm 104:5. It shall never, never be removed. How long is never. It is never. I wish some of you reporters would get it straight and report it correctly. Study it and do the research and know what you are talking about. Jesus said the meek shall inherit what? The earth – not heaven, he is setting up his kingdom on earth for 1,000 years. Then Psalm 37:29 said the meek inherits the earth forever and forever. Inherit what? The earth, because this earth is never going to end.

Thank God for the truths of the Word of God.

Dear Dr. Jack and Rexella, please answer this minister’s article. He has a weekly column.

Roy Holbert

RVI: Actually there are two men who write this column, Understanding What We Read, Harvey Davis and Steve Ryan.

In this article they say the devil didn’t make me do it. You’ve heard that before—the devil made me do it—they say no way. And they actually refer to Proverbs 6:16-18 and name some things.

I'm going to go back and forth with Jack and see, if the devil made me do it.

JVI: They say that there is no Satan to do it. It's our own minds. Let's hear what this Book says–not what two ministers who don't know what the Book teaches say.

RVI: First thing, a proud look.

JVI: I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven, Luke 10:18. Why? Pride, I Timothy 3:6.

RVI: A lying tongue.

JVI: He's a liar and the father of liars, John 8:44.

RVI: Hands that shed innocent blood.

JVI: He was a murderer from the beginning, John 8:44, and that's because Cain killed Abel.

RVI: A heart that devises wicked imaginations.JVI: Peter said in Acts 5:3, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit?

RVI: Feet swift in running to mischief?

JVI: I Chronicles 21:1, Satan stood against Israel. That's why the Jews have always been hated, because of this old devil.

RVI: A false witness that speaks lies.

JVI: Satan incarnates the world dictator in Revelation 13:3, and because of it, 2 Thessalonians 2:9 says he speaks lying wonders.

RVI: The last one, he that sows discord among brethren.

JVI: Paul said in I Thessalonians 2:18, Satan. You get it? Satan hindered us. That had to do as well with the break-up of Paul and Barnabas, the greatest missionary team in history in Acts chapter 15, verse 39.

One guy says there is no devil. The other says Satan will be in heaven. What a mixed up mess today some of these men present because they don't know the book.

What will signal the beginning of the Tribulation hour, bombs?

Mrs. Gigliotte

RVI: : Let's take a look at headlines. It will update us on the road map to peace. First of all, from the International Herald Tribune “The truth behind the peace process”, and “Bush's Middle East chance?” Then this article by Herb Keinon “The Christian right is watching Bush on Israel. Then from an article by Yossi Beilin: “All road maps lead to Washington.” And by Gideon Samet: “Time to tighten the road map.” Then from Israel National News “Anti-road map demonstrations continue in the United States.” And from Ben Lynfield in the Christian Science Monitor “Suicide bombings jolt Middle East peace. Then Meg Borton reports: “Muslims lament Israel's existence.” And this from ABC News/Reuters “Palestinian militants threaten new attacks.” And this from Israel National News “Palestinian terrorists preparing for war during temporary cease fire in Israel.” And from “Thousands being recruited for Jihad.” And these two headlines from The Middle East Newsline “Hezbollah continues to shove Israeli towns from Lebanon” and “Hamas expected to deploy Kassam missiles to West Bank of Israel.” And these two from The Jerusalem Post “Israel prepared for mega terrorist attack” and “And Arafat calls upon children to become martyrs.” And finally from “Jerusalem touted as world's capital.” There is a very sticky point. Jerusalem, they've always been very protective of that city.

JVI: One man said concerning this road map to peace in the Middle East, we are rapidly descending into hell. He means it's going to be all out war in the future. What does the Bible teach concerning bombs?

Yes, there will be bomb, but that's why a leader arises out of the European Union, Revelation 13:1, and Daniel 9:26, and makes and confirms a peace contract for seven years in Daniel 9:27, and the whole world is happy.

But there is a problem. Why? Because Zechariah chapter 12, verses 2 and 3 says, Jerusalem shall be a cup of trembling and a burdensome stone. This will be the sticky point. That's what's going on right now. Finally they negotiate and they give in and the land is parted and Jerusalem is divided and God is angry because Jerusalem is His city. It's the city of the Great King, Matthew 5:35. Because they've done this, Joel 3:2, indicates that all out war will begin. All nations shall come against Jerusalem, Zechariah 14:2. And they take it from the Jews.

That's interesting because for 2553 years, the Jews didn't control Jerusalem, but since the Six-Day War, June 5 through 10, 1967, they do. So this is the hour in history and they take it from the Jews. Well, the Lord Jesus at that time returns, sets His foot upon the Mount of Olives in the front of Jerusalem, Zechariah 14:4, sets up His kingdom in Jerusalem, Luke 1:32 and 33, and from then on, it is the city of the Great King, Matthew 5:35, because the Redeemer has come to Jerusalem.

There it is, ladies and gentlemen. But what starts this whole thing? Bombs? No. A leader rising and confirming the peace. We call it the Antichrist and that is 2 Thessalonians 2:8.

Question of the week is here and it’s from Newsweek directed to Sir Martin Rees who is the British Astronomer Royale.

This is what they asked him: The title of your new book, “Our Final Hour”, will certainly grab attention, but you’re not really predicting the end of civilization in the next one hundred years are you?

RVI: Well this was his answer—No, I genuinely believe that the risk of a severe set back to civilization is probably about 50 percent. We will not be wiped out, but there is a severe risk and I would make that sort of assessment even if we just considered the nuclear threat.

My that is something to think about. Lets look at when he is talking about here: First of all, from “Saudis Looking to Go Nuclear” and from USA Today Bush: “Nuclear Weapons Won't be Tolerated.” Then from BBC News “Black Clouds of Nuclear War Gathering” and once more from USA Today Bush Pushes for New Nukes.” Jack, tie this together and explain it.

JVI: 24 nations have nukes and they are going to be used , Psalm 97:3, Isaiah 66:15 and Ezekiel 20:47.

Russia makes that first invasion and a fire devours before them, Joel 2:3, and the prophet sees as Russia is pushed back, blood, fire, pillars of smoke and nuclear effects Joel 2:30. Then the second wave occurs as China moves into the Middle East and the kings of the orient, Revelation 16:12 and there is nuclear fire for Revelation 9:18 says, by these three were the third part of the men killed by the fire, smoke and brim stone.

No doubt about it.