Dear Ones in Christ,
A red flag went up a few days back, when the antichrist, sitting on Caesar`s throne in the Vatican, showed his fangs.
Something you probably didn`t know was this little ex-Nazi had brought back to life the "Holy Office of the Inquisition!" That was its original name. Eventually it was renamed the "Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office." But to hide this killing machine in the 20th century, they gave it a kinder, gentler name: "Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith." Doesn`t that sound nice? It whitewashes its hideous past, so no one would be concerned with its activities.
Then came Pope John Paul II, whose great acting skills won the hearts of our "Christian leaders." They flocked to the Vatican seeking his "blessing." As he was dying, he hoped to be "folded into the arms of his blessed Virgin." But actually he faced a holy God, angry at him for his hidden sins against God and crimes against man.
Now Ratzinger, former head of the "Holy Office," has stepped into the pope`s slippers. He lacks the charm and charisma of the previous pope. But now he`s flexing his muscles as Benedict XVI. Ratzinger is a traditionalist, bringing back the Latin Masses — no more playing politics, and "No More Mr. Nice Guy!" From now on, it`s Rome`s way —or no way.
Now that our Supreme Court has 5 Roman Catholic judges, and now that no senator or congressman would dare to say anything against the Great Whore (the Roman Catholic system Â— see Revelation 17-18), Ratzinger has virtually no opposition in the USA. Why? Because Protestantism is almost as extinct as the dinosaurs!
The average Christian hasn`t got a clue of what`s on the horizon.
Dr. Alberto Rivera said to me back in the late 1970s that if we published the Alberto comic books, we may be able to hold back the Roman Catholic takeover for years. I prayed and got the go-ahead. So we printed the truth and exposed the Great Whore. But even that didn`t wake up our sleeping churches, because the Christian leaders were already embracing this ungodly cult as "brothers and sisters in Christ!"
Betrayal? No, I see it as the doorway for judgment to begin in the house of God (1 Peter 4:17).
Alberto told me that Rome`s shock troops are the Knights of Columbus. (For a picture of things to come, read my book, Smokescreens, and see what happened in Ireland and France to Bible believers who followed Jesus instead of the Vatican.)
If the Lord tarries in bringing the rapture, there will be persecution in the U.S. — not for Muslims, but for servants of Jesus. How many years or months will we have left to pass out our gospel tracts? "The Lord knoweth." Chick Publications was raised up for such a time as this, to cover the world with the gospel. We`ve been pushing "the old, old story of Jesus and His love," without compromise worldwide.
Missionaries, as well as men in prison, praise God for these tracts. Thank God for those of you who are involved. How many have been saved by your work? Only the Lord knows. But we must continue to sow the seeds until that trumpet blows.
Your brother in Christ,
Jack T. Chick, President
Chick Publications, Inc.