Hi all, I just listened to two of the homilies from http://www.romans10seventeen.org/. This site has a collection of homilies from the FSSP priest who also did those Dubia homilies on the SensusFidelium Youtube channel that have been posted here before. Both of these homilies were on the end times: Part 1: http://www.romans10seventeen.org/audio-files/20030105-The-End-Times-part-1.mp3 Part 2: http://www.romans10seventeen.org/audio-files/20030106-The-End-Times-part-2.mp3 One of the things I love about FSSP is their fundamental faith that what Scripture says...is actually true! For instance, Enoch and Elijah are literally still alive and will return at the End Times. Listening to these homilies raises a few questions for me, and I wondered what other people think. I am not here doubting what the priest preached, but rather assenting to it while trying to understand it. 1.) He says that, according to Doctor of the Church Robert Bellarmine, the Antichrist will not be the devil himself (since the devil cannot become incarnate--this is something only God can do) but instead a human being fully possessed by the devil from birth. Now, my question is, what of that person's free will? My understanding is that everybody has a chance at salvation and can either cooperate with God or reject God. It would seem that someone possessed since birth does not have that choice and is damned from the start--perhaps even predestined for hell. The only way I can make sense of this is by relating it to some recent news and articles that have been posted here. Scientists are hellbent (literally) on cloning humans. My personal belief has always been that, even if you can clone a body, you cannot clone a rational soul, as this is a unique creation that God creates out of nothing. While the man and woman present the matter for the body, God impresses the soul onto the matter. So, my belief has been that, if scientists "succeed" in cloning humans, these "humans" will be soulless, or at least not rational--essentially animals that look like humans. Someone recently posted about some mystic on Youtube who had a similar take on this. Could this be the Antichrist? If the devil can't incarnate, and humans must have free choice, could the devil possess a cloned human? This clone would never have free will to begin with since it doesn't have a rational soul, but to all outward appearances it would look and act human because of the possession. 2.) Enoch and Elijah are still alive, but where are they? They could have been assumed into heaven, but it would be strange to come down from heaven and be killed, since all who have bodies in heaven have glorified bodies. Perhaps they are in Purgatory or Limbo, but they are saints so that seems unlikely. I recall Anne Catherine Emmerich saying something about the Garden of Eden being a real place and being moved to another plane of existence or something, and that Enoch and Elijah are there. Have you read anything about where they are? I would imagine that, wherever they are, time does not pass at the same speed for them. Otherwise, I feel badly for them--who wants to live for thousands of years? 3.) Yet, when Enoch and Elijah return, the world will look completely different from when they left. Are they aware of what is going on in the world now? Otherwise, they will be in total shock when they arrive. We know they preach in Jerusalem, but how will the rest of the world get their message? Will the internet, television, radio, etc. even be available during the Final Persecution? 4.) Finally, the priest kept saying something about us being explicitly forbidden to guess what name matches with 666 lest we fall prey to him, but each time I could not hear him clearly. Does anyone know what he actually said? I've never heard this before, and it seems like we would want to match the number and name in order to avoid the person. Maybe he means that, if we attribute 666 to someone wrongly and believe them to be the Antichrist then we might fall victim to the real Antichrist? But, based on all of the pseudo-miracles and magic being performed, I find it hard to believe that you could mistake someone else for the real Antichrist. Honestly, listening to the homilies and the descriptions of the Antichrist, I wondered how anyone who has ever read the Gospel could possibly mistake the Antichrist for God--it seems like it would be so obvious that he is not (he doesn't come on a cloud, he doesn't come to cast judgment, God isn't coming back to tool around on earth for years like this guy is, etc.). What are your thoughts?