Many of the Atheists are all over this news and of course teasing, berating, and chastising ensued with meme submissions and harsh language.
This is very large news actually. Someone said the last time this happened was some 600 years ago. I can only speculate as to why he did this, with all these molestation allegations still flying around the organization, but that is something that may, or may not, finally be revealed.
We're also seeing reports of death threats people are making on Twitter. The fruit of that spirit is obvious to me, and certainly has nothing to do with Christ. We have posted about the RCC in the past about the complete apostasy in that organization. Moving on.
"In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop]. Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations: and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the terrible judge will judge his people. The End." ~Wiki
Now, of course, this new guy could be the pope for some 10-20 years before anything major happens, or is noticed. But he WILL be the last one, according to St. Malacy. What can we take from this? Only God knows, but we do have some guidelines from scripture to help us.
When a prophet speaks in the Lord’s name, and the message does not come true or is not fulfilled, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him." ~Deuteronomy 18:22
So far, these prophecies from St. Malacy are to give us some pause. I am very excited at the thought that Christ is returning very soon, at least in my lifetime, God willing. I am also frightened for the lost that refuse to acknowledge Christ as Lord, and Savior who died for us that are saved.
His arrival will certainly be happening, it is now just a matter of when?
I would hope the Atheists here will spend these times, before Christ's arrival, to beg and plead with Him to choose them as one of the saved. To seek Him with a broken and contrite heart, like most all of us Christians have. (Psalm 51:17)
”Prayer is not overcoming God's reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.” ~Martin Luther