Q. Over the last few months I have been shocked at some of the teachings from the Pope. Specifically, his statements negating the Bible’s clear teaching that Jesus is the only way to the Father. First the Pope told atheists that they would be saved if they were “good people”, and more recently, that if one merely follows their conscience they too would be saved. It seems like He has reduced Jesus from the Savior of mankind to a mere option among many. In light of his recent “teachings”, it seems to me that the Pope could be the emerging False Prophet of Revelation. Is it too early in the End Times to identify the False Prophet?
A. I’ve read some of these statements myself and find them quite provocative. The false prophet will be officially introduced in Rev. 13:11-13 at the beginning of the Great Tribulation. Although many people have begun to form their opinions, I think it’s still too early to say with any certainty who the anti-Christ and the false prophet will be.