Obama and the Pope

By Gary H. Kah

This year has been a very active time for those in high places pursuing a new world order. Their agenda gained steady momentum throughout the spring and summer, with proponents hoping to use the 70th session of the UN General Assembly as a springboard to larger one-world events later this year and beyond. Two men, in particular, have appeared repeatedly on the global stage as strange bedfellows with a seemingly common vision. Francis, the first Pope to have come directly from the Jesuit Order, has been cooperating closely with President Barack Obama on numerous fronts which are shaping the emerging order. These areas of agreement include, but are not limited to, the following:

● The pursuit of Mideast policies which are detrimental toward Israel

● Promotion of the UN’s climate change agenda

● Support of LGBT rights and goals

Make no mistake, this is a very wicked agenda. I personally believe that their alliance and joint goals are intentional. Both of these men are deceived and, whether they realize it or not, are being used to usher in the endtimes world order described in Revelation, chapters 13 and 14.

Siding Against Israel

Late last summer we learned that France was preparing to introduce a resolution during this fall’s session of the UN General Assembly which, if ratified, would give formal UN recognition to a Palestinian state ― completely separate from Israel. Thus far, France has held back, possibly due to a concerted effort by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dissuade France and the UN from making this move. However, both parties might still act on this measure in the near future. On the same note, in spite of Netanyahu’s strong pleas, the UN raised the Palestinian flag this week at its New York headquarters, in essence siding with the Palestinian cause against Israel.


Pope Francis and Barack Obama meet in Washington.

On October 1st, PM Netanyahu delivered a poignant speech before the UN General Assembly. In his passionate address he called on that global body to treat Israel with fairness, as his country’s very existence is now being threatened. He pointed out that during the last year alone the United Nations has passed 20 resolutions condemning Israel, but only one against Syria ― despite the thousands of executions being carried out there. (Excerpts of PM “Bibi” Netanyahu’s speech may be reviewed at the end of this article.)


Unfortunately, Bibi’s well-delivered speech probably won’t change the UN’s position on Israel. And it is highly unlikely that it will alter the positions of Pope Francis and Barack Obama either. The Pope, Obama, and the UN all share the same vision for global unification ― an ultimate system of world government and religion that rules over, and possibly from, Jerusalem. A strong, sovereign, independent Israel is not part of the plan. It never has been. From their perspective, the Jewish state must be brought to its knees and forced into their new world order. (The same can be said of their plans for the United States.)


Obama and the Pope have publicly declared, on repeated occasions, their support for a “two-state solution” in which the Jewish state would have to return to its pre-1967 borders ― the boundaries that existed prior to the “Six Day War” in which Israel was attacked by her neighbors. After winning that war, Israel rightfully kept the land it had gained as a defensive measure (a type of buffer) should future invasions occur. Given the current hostile atmosphere in the Middle East, Bibi Netanyahu would have to be out of his mind to surrender these strategic areas which are needed for Israel’s defense.


Iran, which is allied with Syria and now Russia, has repeatedly called for the complete annihilation of Israel. Yet Obama, with the Pope’s support, signed an agreement with that terrorist state which not only creates a legal pathway for Iran to build a nuclear bomb, but which obligates the United States to come to Iran’s defense if it comes under attack. In other words, if Israel believes it has no choice but to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities to prevent Iran from developing a bomb that it would use to destroy Israel, then the US would fight with Iran against Israel. This is huge! It represents a monumental shift in US Mideast policy. It’s official: The United States, via its President, has betrayed Israel. Barack Obama favors an Islamic terrorist state over our longtime ally.


Obama successfully kept these and other important details from Congress until his agreement with Iran had been consummated. Conservatives who stand with Israel are outraged. But the agreement stands. Barring a miracle it will not be overturned.


It is also worth noting that Pope Francis supported Obama’s pursuit before, during, and after the agreement was signed. Except for a few outspoken hosts on Fox News, some of whom are Catholic, there has been little mention elsewhere in the secular media about these matters. I credit these journalists for standing firm and not being afraid to confront Obama and the Pope on their dangerous decisions.


What are the consequences of Israel standing virtually alone? Its isolation will serve to further destabilize the Middle East by increasing the chances of a greater regional conflict. The Iran nuclear agreement almost assures that Israel will launch a pre-emptive strike. If it does, all the terrorist elements surrounding Israel will come against her ― including Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, ISIS, Syria, Iran, etc. (The one thing these parties hold in common ― besides their Islamic faith ― is the goal of destroying Israel.). I personally believe such a crisis will be used to make the case for a new world order in the aftermath of massive destruction and loss of life. Israel would win the war, but the world would hate her for doing so and would do everything possible to work against her. The stage would be set for the Antichrist to introduce a world government claiming to bring lasting peace.

Climate Change

On September 23rd, Pope Francis arrived at the White House for a one-on-one closed-door meeting with Barack Obama. The details concerning what was actually discussed are sketchy at best. But we can be certain the subject matter included a variety of topics ranging from the Mideast situation to gay rights. Near the top of the list I believe was the subject of climate change; as both men have personal track records of being devoted to advancing this cause.


On September 24th , Francis made history by being the first Pope to address a joint session of the US Congress. One of his central themes, predictably, was climate change. Here are a few of his carefully worded remarks:

“Business is a noble vocation, directed to producing wealth and improving the world. It can be a fruitful source of prosperity for the area in which it operates, especially if it sees the creation of jobs as an essential part of its service to the common good” (Laudato Si’, 129). This common good also includes the earth, a central theme of the encyclical which I recently wrote in order to “enter into dialogue with all people about our common home” (ibid., 3). “We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all” (ibid., 14). In Laudato Si’, I call for a courageous and responsible effort to “redirect our steps” (ibid., 61), and to avert the most serious effects of the environmental deterioration caused by human activity. I am convinced that we can make a difference and I have no doubt that the United States ― and this Congress ― have an important role to play. Now is the time for courageous actions and strategies, aimed at implementing a “culture of care” (ibid., 231) and “an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature” (ibid., 139).

On the following day, September 25th, Pope Francis launched the UN’s new sustainable development campaign, being the keynote speaker before the UN General Assembly. This was the official beginning of the UN’s final push to ratify the International Climate Change Treaty. World leaders will convene in Paris, France from November 30 to December 11, at the invitation of the UN, for the specific purpose of signing this controversial treaty. Both the Pope and Obama have gone out of their way to promote and announce their support for the climate agenda and are expected to sign the treaty.


They have been quite a duo. Both men have been pushing the climate change agreement among the world’s political figures, while the Pope has also been actively garnering the support of the world’s religious leaders. Toward this end, Francis issued his potent encyclical (mentioned in his quote above) addressing the environment and climate change last summer. Another Vatican document, intended to set the stage for the Pope’s encyclical, was released a few months earlier. It was titled “Climate Change and The Common Good” and was produced by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. Here are a few excerpts from that document which give us a glimpse into the Pope’s strategy:

Climate change is a global problem whose solution will depend on our stepping beyond national affiliations and coming together for the common good… Religious institutions can and should take the lead in bringing about that change in attitude towards Creation… The Catholic Church, working with the leadership of other religions, can now take a decisive role by mobilizing public opinion and public funds… Such a bold and humanitarian action by the world’s religions acting in unison is certain to catalyze a public debate over how we can integrate societal choices, as prioritized under [the] UN’s sustainable development goals…

In order to create momentum for the support of the climate treaty, a number of interfaith religious gatherings are being planned between now and the UN’s meeting in Paris. One such event designed to bring the world’s religions together and serve as a catalyst for environmental action will be held on October 24th. Known as “Global Oneness Day,” this massive worldwide celebration intends to usher in a New Age of world unity through the realization of “Oneness” ― the deity of humanity and the interdependence of the universe. What is particularly disturbing about this undertaking is that many churches around the world will be participating in “Sunday Oneness Services,” aligning themselves with this agenda. Christians are rapidly losing their discernment, being overwhelmed by the media’s barrage of support for this treaty and church leaders’ endorsement of the same.


So what is wrong with the Climate Change Treaty? Answer: Along with the underlying spiritual deception associated with this push ― which is leading people to embrace earth-centered/pantheistic beliefs ― the treaty itself happens to be the cornerstone for the one-world agenda. Few people are aware of the fact that if this treaty is ratified it will put in place the international legal framework and infrastructure for the United Nations to enforce the treaty at the national, state and local levels ― in every country of the world. Through this agreement we will all be taking a giant step into a system of world government. What’s more, this treaty has been cleverly crafted in such a way that it goes way beyond typical environmental matters to cover nearly every facet of our lives. For example, it addresses gender equality, ending hunger and poverty, reducing inequality within and among countries (this means income redistribution) and creating world peace, to mention just a few of its 17 points. In short, it uses every existing problem on our planet as a reason for needing a world government to solve it.


Investigative journalist Michael Snyder says it best:

For those wishing to expand the scope of “global governance,” sustainable development is the perfect umbrella because just about all human activity affects the environment in some way. The phrase, “for the good of the planet,” can be used as an excuse to micromanage virtually every aspect of our lives… This [treaty] truly is a template for radically expanded “global governance.”1

Do not be deceived, the UN’s Climate Treaty is an intentional power grab; and unfortunately, a majority of the world’s most visible political and religious figures ― including Obama and the Pope ― are fully on board.

Homosexual Rights

Along with cooperating on the Middle East and climate change, Pope Francis and Barack Obama are on the same page when it comes to most of the social and cultural issues of our day, including the gay agenda. It is no secret where Obama stands on this matter – especially after he lit up the White House with rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. However the real “hero” on the international stage when it comes to LGBT rights has been Pope Francis.


Gay rights activist and rock legend, Elton John, described Pope Francis as his hero during his annual AIDS benefit concert in New York. John who is himself a homosexual, praised the Pope for pushing for the acceptance of homosexuality within the Catholic Church. John remarked, “It is formidable what he is trying to do against many, many people in the church… He is courageous and he is fearless, and that’s what we need in the world today.” He concluded, saying, “Make this man a saint now, OK?”2


Along with gaining the support of rock stars, Francis was named person of the year by the gay rights magazine, The Advocate, in December 2013 and appeared on the cover. He was also named Man of the Year in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair. The magazine wrote, “Francis is a miracle of humility in an era of vanity. His beacon of hope will bring more light than any advancement of science, because no drug has the power of love.”3


Much of the liberal world’s love affair with this Pope began with his now famous quote, “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?” Ever since becoming the leader of the Catholic Church, Francis’ statements of support for homosexuality have surprised and encouraged gay rights advocates.


Christians too were encouraged for a while, but for opposite reasons. During the Pope’s recent visit to the US, many Evangelicals ― naively wanting to believe that he was really on their side ― celebrated when they learned that he briefly spoke with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who has taken a stand against same-sex marriage. He also talked about “family” values in some of his speeches. However, the celebration was short-lived.


As it turned out, the Pope had cleverly “thrown a bone” to Conservatives by speaking with Ms. Davis, hoping it would get them off his back when it came to this issue. The fact of the matter is, only one non-political figure was granted an official audience with the Pope during his time in the US. It happened to be a former student of Pope Francis whom he has known for many years. The student’s name is Yayo Grassi. He was interviewed by CNN on October 5th.


During the interview it was revealed that Grassi has had a same-sex partner for many years. Grassi mentioned that in a previous conversation when he asked the Pope about his homosexual relationship, the Pope responded by telling him that it is not a religious matter, but a civil matter.


All that the Pope has to do to side with God’s moral law is to say that a legitimate marriage based on the Bible can only be between one man and one woman. He is refusing to do so. During his visit he spoke much about the family and family values, but he never defined his terms. I believe this was intentional so that the “modern” family would be included.


This Pope, predictably, is trying to be all things to all people. He is indeed a very astute politician. The polls reflect this fact. According to an ABC World News report (September 3rd), 66 percent of Americans have a favorable or very favorable view of Pope Francis. This survey was taken a few weeks before his visit to the United States. His numbers are almost certain to be even higher now, given all the attention surrounding his visit.


Have you noticed how the Pope was, and continues to be, hyped by the media? It’s almost as if he can do no wrong. He is being portrayed as the chief spokesperson for the planet. If a conservative Christian leader presents an opposing view, he is ostracized by the same people. This should give us reason to pause and ask, “Why is this Pope ― the supposed Christian leader of the world ― admired and presented as virtually infallible by a secular media, while Bible-believing Evangelical leaders are treated with disdain and contempt by the same journalists?” Could it be because they all share the Pope’s vision for a new world order and see true Christians and conservative Jews as standing in their way?


Isn’t it interesting that Pope Francis and Barack Hussein Obama have become the world’s most visible players when it comes to shaping the most important issues we face? From Mideast policy, to the environment, same-sex marriage, race relations, and interfaithism, these two men ― with the backing of a litany of godless political advisers and promoters ― are pursuing their agenda for global unification with little resistance. Islam and every other false religion promoting anti-Christian principles is getting a free pass from the media. Meanwhile, public opinion is being intentionally mobilized against Christians and conservative Jews.


The hour is late. The persecution of saints is at the door in the Western world and is already well underway in the Mideast, Africa, and other parts of the world. May God help us to stand strong for Him!

1 “Planetary Sustainable Development and the Vatican,” Michael Snyder, Hope for the World Update, Summer 2015.

2 “Rock Star says Pope Francis is ‘My Hero’,” Pastor Hal Mayer, Prophetic Intelligence Briefing, September 2, 2015.

3 Ibid.

Excerpts of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech to the

UN General Assembly – October 1, 2015

Thirty-one years ago, as Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, I stood at this podium for the first time. I spoke that day against a resolution sponsored by Iran to expel Israel from the United Nations. Then as now, the UN was obsessively hostile towards Israel, the one true democracy in the Middle East. Then as now, some sought to deny the one and only Jewish state a place among the nations… So after three days of listening to world leaders praise the nuclear deal with Iran, I begin my speech today by saying: Ladies and Gentlemen, check your enthusiasm at the door. You see, this deal doesn’t make peace more likely. By fueling Iran’s aggressions with billions of dollars in sanctions relief, it makes war more likely. Just look at what Iran has done in the last six years alone, since the framework agreement was announced in Lausanne. Iran boosted its supply of devastating weapons to Syria. Iran sent more soldiers of its Revolutionary Guard into Syria. Iran sent thousands of Afghani and Pakistani Shi’ite fighters to Syria. Iran did all this to prop up Assad’s brutal regime. Iran also shipped tons of weapons and ammunitions to the Houthi rebels in Yemen, including another shipment just two days ago. Iran threatened to topple Jordan. Iran’s proxy Hezbollah smuggled into Lebanon SA-22 missiles to down our planes, and Yakhont cruise missiles to sink our ships. Iran supplied Hezbollah with precision-guided surface-to-surface missiles and attack drones so it can accurately hit any target in Israel. Iran aided Hamas and Islamic Jihad in building armed drones in Gaza. Iran also made clear its plans to open two new terror fronts against Israel, promising to arm Palestinians in the West Bank and sending its Revolutionary Guard generals to the Golan Heights, from which its operatives recently fired rockets on northern Israel. Israel will continue to respond forcefully to any attacks against it from Syria. Israel will continue to act to prevent the transfer of strategic weapons to Hezbollah from and through Syrian territory. Every few weeks, Iran and Hezbollah set up new terror cells in cities throughout the world. Three such cells were recently uncovered in Kuwait, Jordan and Cyprus.

…Last week, Major General Salehi, the commander of Iran’s army, proclaimed this: “We will annihilate Israel for sure.” …Seventy years after the murder of six million Jews, Iran’s rulers promise to destroy my country. Murder my people. And the response from this body, the response from nearly every one of the governments represented here has been absolutely nothing! Utter silence! Deafening silence. (At this point, Netanyahu paused for 44 seconds.) Perhaps you can now understand why Israel is not joining you in celebrating this deal. If Iran’s rulers were working to destroy your countries, perhaps you’d be less enthusiastic about the deal. If Iran’s terror proxies were firing thousands of rockets at your cities, perhaps you’d be more measured in your praise. And if this deal were unleashing a nuclear arms race in your neighborhood, perhaps you’d be more reluctant to celebrate.

…in every generation, there were those who rose up to destroy our people. In antiquity, we faced destruction from the ancient empires of Babylon and Rome. In the Middle Ages, we faced inquisition and expulsion. And in modern times, we faced pogroms and the Holocaust. Yet the Jewish people persevered. And now another regime has arisen, swearing to destroy Israel. That regime would be wise to consider this: I stand here today representing Israel, a country 67 years young, but the nation-state of a people nearly 4,000 years old. Yet the empires of Babylon and Rome are not represented in this hall of nations. Neither is the Thousand Year Reich. Those seemingly invincible empires are long gone. But Israel lives. The people of Israel live… The re-birth of Israel is a testament to the indomitable spirit of my people. For a hundred generations, the Jewish people dreamed of returning to the Land of Israel. Even in our darkest hours, and we had so many, even in our darkest hours we never gave up hope of rebuilding our eternal capital Jerusalem. The establishment of Israel made realizing that dream possible. It has enabled us to live as a free people in our ancestral homeland. It’s enabled us to embrace Jews who’ve come from the four corners of the earth to find refuge from persecution. They came from war-torn Europe, from Yemen, Iraq, Morocco, from Ethiopia and the Soviet Union, from a hundred other lands. And today, as a rising tide of anti-Semitism once again sweeps across Europe and elsewhere, many Jews come to Israel to join us in building the Jewish future. So here’s my message to the rulers of Iran: Your plan to destroy Israel will fail. Israel will not permit any force on earth to threaten its future. And here’s my message to all the countries represented here: Whatever resolutions you may adopt in this building, whatever decisions you may take in your capitals, Israel will do whatever it must do to defend our state and to defend our people.

…And the UN, distinguished delegates, should do one more thing. The UN should finally rid itself of the obsessive bashing of Israel. Here’s just one absurd example of this obsession: In four years of horrific violence in Syria, more than a quarter of a million people have lost their lives. That’s more than ten times, more than ten times, the number of Israelis and Palestinians combined who have lost their lives in a century of conflict between us. Yet last year, this Assembly adopted 20 resolutions against Israel and just one resolution about the savage slaughter in Syria. Talk about injustice. Talk about disproportionality. Twenty. Count them. One against Syria. Well, frankly I am not surprised. To borrow a line from Yogi Berra, the late, great baseball player and part time philosopher: When it comes to the annual bashing of Israel at the UN, it’s déjà vu all over again. Enough! Thirty one years after I stood here for the first time, I’m still asking: When will the UN finally check its anti-Israel fanaticism at the door? When will the UN finally stop slandering Israel as a threat to peace and actually start helping Israel advance peace? And the same question should be posed to Palestinian leaders. When will you start working with Israel to advance peace and reconciliation and stop libeling Israel, stop inciting hatred and violence?