Petrus Romanus – Peter the Roman
In the Books of the Maccabees, there arose a stalemate between the Maccabees and the Greek kings of Jerusalem. They both operated in Jerusalem, but there was tension between hellenizing Jews and the Maccabees. The Maccabees had to accept the rule of the Greek kings in a compromise to allow them to keep the true Jewish religion available to the people. This of course is remarkably like the situation with the SSPX and the Vatican during and after the time of Benedict XVI. Benedict XVI lifted the ‘excommunications’ of the SSPX bishops, and then a period of argument and ambiguity followed in which many opinions were given concerning the canonical status of the SSPX. However, the SSPX recognized the claimants to the papacy in Rome and in exchange, many people crossed over to the SSPX from Novus Ordo.
Next, in the Old Testament, a deal was made between the Romans and the Maccabees. Over time, the Romans increased their authority over Jerusalem until they eventually drove the Greeks out of Jerusalem completely. At this point, the Jews were in the hands of the Romans. The culmination of this was the eventual destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 AD. Now, is it a coincidence that Francis, the current papal claimant, has the prophesied name of “Peter the Roman”? Also, Francis seems to be the fulfillment of the prophecy of St. Francis of Assisi, that a ‘destroyer’ will come at the end. Click here for that prophecy. St. Francis was the great re-builder of the Church, the last Francis will apparently be the destroyer.
Destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD by the Romans
Thus, just like in the prophecy of St. Malachy that ends with the destruction of the great city, Rome…. so too did Jerusalem get destroyed by the Romans. Thus, Francis as “Peter the ROMAN”, is highly significant. As a final note, when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans, the Jews still thought they were God’s chosen people, when in fact, they were not. So too when Francis brings about the destruction of “Rome”, and Novus Ordo, adherents to Novus Ordo will think they are in God’s Church, when in fact, they are not. It’s Traditional Catholicism, that which was kept alive by Archbishop Marcel Lefebfre (the New Mathathias) which has not changed God’s laws and the Holy Liturgy. By reason of the parallels, the adherents to Novus Ordo are paralleled by those Jews who followed the new religion of Antiochus.
Is this Petrus Romanus, and the prophesied final ‘destroyer’?
That is why, in the Book of the Apocalypse, God says to His people in the Whore of Babylon “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying: Go out from her, my people; that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues” Apocalypse 18:4. Book of the Apocalypse Chapter 17-18
That is to say… “Come out of Jerusalem my people before the Romans destroy it”
“Come out of Novus Ordo, my people, before Petrus Romanus, the destroyer, destroys it”