The book of 2 Esdras is found in some versions of the Catholic Bible. It claims that at the end of the age the Messiah will die. Reject this false prophetic book in regards to the Messiah, but read some interesting stuff about the coming of the man of lawlessness.
One of my faithful commentators does use the Apocrypha to try to justify some of the Roman Catholic doctrines. To try to explain how dangerous this kind of attitude is, I will try to use the book of 2 Esdras. This book was a part of the Vulgate, and the first Latin cannon. But have correctly been rejected by those who claim that use of the Apocrypha will open up the Church for doctrines taught by demons.
The book of 2 Esdras came into the Catholic cannon, to strengthen the defense of the false gospel of salvation by works.
2 Esdras 9: 7
«Some people will escape destruction and be saved by their good work or by their faith».
Just like the book of Tobit. During an earlier Bible school lesson, I have explained that the book of Tobit is not inspired by the Holy Ghost, because it promotes witchcraft. The book of 2 Esdras has other errors, that is even more spectacular. This book of this false prophet correctly claims that God has a Son, and portray Him as the Messiah. But it also claims that all men including the Messiah, is going to die at the end of the age.
Only God the Most High will be left.
This is basically a type of revelation that the prophet Muhammad is going to receive some hundred years later. That God the Almighty, which in Islam is named «Allah», also have a prophet son named Jesus. The Messiah who appear in this book in the Catholic Bible, seems to be quite similar to the «Islamic Jesus», a mortal prophet. Who is dead an gone, and never to return again.
2 Esdras 7:28-29.
«My Son, the Messiah will be revealed, together with those who comes with him. He will bring four hundred years of happiness to all these survivors. At the end of that time, my Son the Messiah and all human beings will die».
The story ends with all men coming back after seven days, and will find God the Most High sitting in his judgment seat. Now people will go to the pit of Hell or to Paradise.
I feel that more closer than this, the Catholic faith will never get to Islam. But this is not a revelation from God of the Bible. This is a message to us inspired by demons.
One other verse from this book of the Apocrypha, might serve as a message of how antichrist will come an reign:
2. Esdras 13:25.
«This is the meaning of the vision. The man you saw coming up from the sea, represents the one who God Most High has kept ready for many ages. He will free the World he created, and establish a new World order for those who survive»
The true Holy Bible says the man that comes up from the sea to create a new World order, is the antichrist. In the book of Revelation, the Jewish Apostle John gives him the name «The beast». Martin Luther identified this man who rule with the power of the beast, to be the Pope of Rome. Luther called the present Pope an antichrist, the head of a powerful religious system claiming to be holy.
«And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority»
The book of 2 Edras also explains, that the man that comes up and out of the sea, will gather a great crowed of «peace loving people», to establish this new World order.
2 Edras 13:39.
«You saw him gather another great crowed of peace loving people. These are the 10 tribes of Israel, who were taken away into captivity in the time of King Hoshea, King Shalmaneser of Assyria captured them, and brought them to a land east of the river Euphrates».
The prophet goes on telling us that they moved further east, and that God even blocked rivers for them, so they could cross, like the Hebrews passed through the Red Sea. And not to forget. This Catholic book explains that when these 10 tribes return to bring peace to Israel, God will again depart the waters of the rivers, to make them cross over on dry land.
This reminds me about the great miracles and wonders, the last antichrist will perform. And you do not need to guess from which land in the East, this people are going to return.The true book of Revelation in the Bible speaks about 200 million «peace loving» soldiers who will march to make war on Israel. I guess that must be the Communist state of China, or India. Most likely both of them.
In 2. Esdras 6:21 you can read more about what this prophet tells will happen just before the end of the age.
2. Esdras 6:21
«Children only one year old will speak. Pregnant women will give birth after only three and four months, and their premature babies will live and run about.»
Since God once made a donkey speak, I cant rule out the possibility of such an event taking place. But since it has not been mentioned in the Holy Bible, I will warn you from believing this is anything but demonic fiction.
Because in this apocalyptic book, there will be even more terrible things going on:
2. Esdras 5:8.
«At their monthly periods, women will bear monsters».
Well, to come to a conclusion, lets start with the tittle of this article:
«Catholic Bible with book claiming the Messiah will die at end of age»
This could have been the truth, if you had just replace the word Messiah with the word antichrist. He will surely die, and end up in the lake of fire.
Please repent, and get rid of the «Demon Son of the demon God Most High» that rules in your heart. Get your self a Bible that is not corrupted.