Like all good Baptist Pre-Trib Rapture Futurists, John R. Rice has not one clue as to the identity of Mystery Babylon and its Antichrist. Rice joins the company of such ‘eminent’ Baptist men as Billy Graham, James Robison and Tim Lahaye in denying the very truths Scripture declares and for which truths centuries of true Christians were martyred. (Lahaye has Pope John 24 being raptured in his second Left Behind book series, Tribulation Force. He then has an entire Catholic Church raptured in book ten of the series, The Remnant.) http://leftbehind.wikia.com/wiki/Left_Behind_(series) In 1979 his Sword of the Lord Publishers distributed Was Pope John Paul 1 a Born-Again Christian? In the introduction he declares his message is “neither anti-Catholic or anti-pope.” He continues, “In the first message I bring the honest question, Was Pope John Paul 1 a Born-Again Christian?.....we can hope that he was, though we are not sure.” Really? Not sure? His second message is entitled, Pope John 23 Seemed to Put His Trust in Christ. Rice writes “But about Pope John 23, there is some sweet evidence of a forgiven heart, of a trusting soul, of one who personally knew the Lord Jesus and loved and trusted him.” Blinded to a false view of God’s alleged universal ecumenical love for all men, no matter their utter rejection of the commandments of Jesus (though they claim to love and obediently serve the Lord Jesus), no matter the warnings of Scripture that idolaters and liars will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven, Dr. Rice proves himself to be devoid of the Spirit of truth who promises to lead all His people into all truth. The clear command of Scripture is to come out of the Catholic Church, not to be the Anti-Christian leader of its Christ-hating apostasy. Can it be doubted that his rabid hatred of the doctrine of the sovereign election of grace (as well as his unscriptural enthusiasm for a Pre-Trib Rapture escape) has contributed to his dangerous delusion? And can the astute Christian reader not discern that the once love of many has waxed very cold?