MF Blume


My personal understanding of prophecy teaches the following points that Roman Catholicism does not teach.
The Roman Catholic church does not believe the above points. They believe that Jesus will come again and rule in the earth in a time of peace that the world does not presently know.

The following quotes are from the Catechism of the Roman Catholic church:

Par. 675 "Before Christ's second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the 'mystery of iniquity' in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah in the flesh."

They propose a future antichrist, the beast. The Catholic Church also does not believe in a Kingdom Now doctrine of the world becoming better and better through the agency of the church, but adamantly deny it:

Par. 677 "...The kingdom will be fulfilled...not by a historic triumph of the Church through a progressive ascendancy, but only by God's victory over the final unleashing of evil, which will cause his Bride to come down from heaven...."

The Catholics have long believed in a "Peter the Roman" who will be an "Angelic Pope" and lead the church through the Great Tribulation to come.

Futurism amongst Protestants has always agreed with the Roman Catholic Church in that there will be future antichrist and a future great tribulation period.