Fr. Frederick W. Faber (1814-1863) warned his flock
Although the person of the Antichrist is perhaps not yet in our world, it is clear that the mystery of iniquity that will culminate in his arrival has been at work ever since the fall of Lucifer, and has never been more active than in our own day.
In his Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, St. Paul the Apostle warned: “For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way” (2 Th 2:7).
Fr. Frederick Faber on the Deception of the Antichrist
We must remember that if all the manifestly good men were on one side and all the manifestly bad men on the other, there would be no danger of anyone, least of all the elect, being deceived by lying wonders. It is the good men, good once, we must hope good still, who are to do the work of Anti-Christ and so sadly to crucify the Lord afresh…. Bear in mind this feature of the last days, that this deceitfulness arises from good men being on the wrong side.
@MarkAnonneman @AugustMichael8 Well, there is one thing you’re leaving out of account: They were all submitting to someone who was not the Pope. It is their union with the Pope that makes them unable, as a body, to fall away. But since Paul VI wasn’t the Pope….
@Catman_1958 @MarkAnonneman @AugustMichael8 Precisely. We’re sedevacantists aren’t saying we have all the answers, we’re just saying that since the divine promises are clearly contradicted in the Vatican II Sect, that can’t be the Catholic Church. That much is certain.
@MarkAnonneman @AugustMichael8 No, it’s incompatible with the recognize-and-resist position. There are some things in our day we must leave to mystery — rather than adopting a position that contradicts the stated doctrine.