As I ponder the recent papal election, I asked, "Why so much hoopla over a human being?"
From what I've read in the Bible, we were not to call any man Father, much less "Holy Father." I would be fearful to call the pope the head of the church. Only Jesus holds that position.
In the Psalms it says, "holy and reverend" is my name. Yet we address human beings with these titles every day.
I am also curious as to how the new pontiff will figure into the end time of this age - along with Obama, the European Union, etc. That is, if indeed we are in the last days.
Can this world get worse? Yes, and it will before Jesus returns.
I admit I know little about the symbols in the book of Revelations. I have read it, though. Once I heard a Bible scholar say that when the events of Revelation occur, what you have read will be revealed.
Then you will understand. But, if you haven't read, as most haven't, you are ripe for deception and will fall for anything and anyone.
We don't have to be blind unless we choose to be. Pray for open eyes and heart. Read and study God's word for yourself. God will help those who sincerely seek truth.
Sharon L. Hill