According to the head of the Catholic Church Pope Francis, human beings are now living in the end times and Christians across the world should be preparing themselves for the coming apocalypse and the final judgment.
POPE FRANCIS TELLS CHRISTIANS TO PREPARE FOR THE APOCALYPSE
Pope Francis said that it became clear to him that the apocalypse was imminent after the terrorist attacks on Paris by men claiming to act for Islamic State which he said had sent shockwaves throughout the entire world. He denounced the attacks and claimed that using Islamic values to justify such sense slaughter was tantamount to blasphemy.
He said that such a brutal act was reflective of Jesus’s warnings about the conditions that would lead to the end of the world. He said that the Biblical scriptures regarding the final days made references to war, famine, and cosmic catastrophes, all of which have been evident in recent years. He said that in the last days, “the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.”
While Pope Francis said that he was unable to state when the world would end and advised his flock that they should not speculate or try to guess when the apocalypse would arrive. He said that attempting to find out details about the future from sources such as horoscopes would only serve to distract Christians from focusing on the final judgment, which he maintained ought to be their primary concern in these desperate times. “We are called to live the present, ” he said, “but always ready to meet God whenever he may call.” He said that at the end of the world, Jesus’s power of sacrifice and redemption would rule the world and be the only source of stability in the midst of a tragic and highly chaotic world.
“In our days,” he concluded, “there is no lack of natural and moral disasters, as well as adversities of every kind.”
“The Lord tells us that everything passes and only He and his Word remain as a light to guide and strengthen our steps,” he said.