The Vatican recently announced a step that seems geared towards getting the Chinese to become Catholic. Notice the following:
The Holy See added the Catechism of the Catholic Church to the Chinese section of its Web site Thursday…
The Holy See launched the Chinese section of its Web site a year ago, which includes both traditional and simplified Chinese characters.
The Web site of the Holy See is currently available in eight languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Latin and Chinese. (Vatican Posts Catholic Catechism in Chinese. Zenit.org. VATICAN CITY, MARCH 19, 2010 http://www.zenit.org/article-28692?l=english)
Chinese is the first non-European language that the Catechism has become available on the internet. This may be an important step towards the likely temporal conversion of many Chinese to a final form of “Catholicism”.
There are biblical, Chinese, and Catholic prophecies that indicate that many of the Chinese will be impressed by the ecumenical religion of the end time.
Here are some biblical ones:
3 And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast. 4 So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:3-4).
8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is (Revelation 17:8).
Here are some Catholic prophecies:
Bl. Anna-Maria Taigi (19th century). Whole nations will come back to the Church and the face of the earth will be renewed. Russia…and China will come into the Church. (Dupont Yves. Catholic Prophecy: The Coming Chastisement. TAN Books, Rockford (IL), 1973, p.45)
Cardinal La Roque (c. 18th century): A regeneration of Faith will appear in Asia (Culleton, R. Gerald. The Prophets and Our Times. Nihil Obstat: L. Arvin. Imprimatur: Philip G. Scher, Bishop of Monterey-Fresno, November 15, 1941. Reprint 1974, TAN Books, Rockford (IL), p. 193)
David Poreus (17th century). “The Great Monarch will be of French descent, large forehead, large dark eyes, light brown wavy hair and an eagle nose. He will crush the enemies of the Pope and will conquer the East.” (Dupont, p.31)
Elizabeth Canori-Mora (died 1825):…Such is the glorious triumph reserved for the Catholic Church; she shall be praised, honored and esteemed by all men. All men shall become Catholics, and shall acknowledge the Pope as Vicar of Jesus Christ.” (Connor, Edward. Prophecy for Today. Imprimatur + A.J. Willinger, Bishop of Monterey-Fresno; Reprint: Tan Books and Publishers, Rockford (IL), 1984, p.24)
Here are some Chinese ones from the Tang Dynasty:
Beautiful people come from the West. (Pui-Hua R. Ancient Chinese Prophecies Till the End of the World. AuthorHouse, Bloomington (IN), 2008, p. 85).
All negative forces are subservient…China now has a saint. Even if he is not that great a hero (ibid, p. 89).
The beautiful people may be the Beast and his false prophet which apparently will impress peoples in places including Asia. Europe is west of China. The “saint” will likely be “the false prophet”. Since there may have been an actual Christian witness to China during the time these prophecies was penned (see China, Its Biblical Past and Future, Part 2: The Sabbath and Some of God’s Witness in China), it is possible that this witness was the basis of parts of the prophecies, even though distorted somewhat (true Christians would have warned about a false religious leader coming from the West accompanied by a military leader).
It needs to be understood that both biblical and Catholic prophecies also indicate that the Chinese will finally turn upon the ecumenical European Beast power (also known as the final King of the North are the “Great Monarch”). Here are some Catholic prophecies:
Countess Francesca de Brillante (20th Century). “I see yellow warriors and red warriors marching against Europe. Europe will be completely covered with a yellow fog that will kill the cattle in the fields. Those nations that rebelled against the law of Christ will perish by fire. Europe will then be too large for them who survive (Dupont, p. 78).
Nostradamus (16th century): Meanwhile the great Asiatic Empire will spread across the sea and continents to destroy the Christian world (Culleton, p. 168).
The Living Church of God has long taught:
God tells of a time, near the end of the tribulation, when nations from the north and east will overwhelm the King of the North (Daniel 11:44-45). Apparently an army of 200 million men will be used to complete this horrific task (Revelation 9:13-20). A combined force from Russia and China would relatively easily be able to muster an army of this magnitude, and will also have the financial and technological resources to back it (World Ahead Weekly Udate, LCG. September 15, 2006).
Here are some quotes of biblical prophecies that apparently include the Chinese causing problems for the European Beast power:
“40 At the time of the end… the king of the North…43…shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels. 44 But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. (Daniel11:40, 43,44).
13 Then the sixth angel sounded: And I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour and day and month and year, were released to kill a third of mankind. 16 Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them. 17 And thus I saw the horses in the vision: those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red, hyacinth blue, and sulfur yellow; and the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions; and out of their mouths came fire, smoke, and brimstone. 18 By these three plagues a third of mankind was killed–by the fire and the smoke and the brimstone which came out of their mouths(Revelation 9:13-18).
12 Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. (Revelation 16:12).
It is almost impossible that a 200,000,000 man army would exist without having many from China. And of course, biblically it is logical that China is one of “the kings of the east”.
So, while various prophecies suggest that many of the Chinese will temporarily be in awe of the final ecumenical religion, others indicate that the Chinese will realize that it will not truly be of God and turn on it.
It would certainly seem that getting Pope Benedict’s Catechism (he got this done in European languages while he was a cardinal–and it was the first “Catechism” in centuries) into Chinese is one step in the sequence for many prophecies to be fulfilled. The English version of the Catechism is available at bookstores throughout Southern California and elsewhere.
World events continue to align with end-time prophecies. And having the Catechism in Chinese seems to be one of them.
Two articles of possibly related interest may include:
Asia in Prophecy What is Ahead for Asia? Who are the “Kings of the East”? What will happen to nearly all the Chinese, Russians, Indians, and others of Asia? China in prophecy, where? Who has the 200,000,000 man army related to Armageddon?
Catholic Prophecies: Do They Mirror, Highlight, or Contradict Biblical Prophecies? People of all faiths may be surprised to see what various Roman and Orthodox Catholic prophets have been predicting as many of their predictions will be looked to in the 21st century.