Book of Revelation 17.15-18
The Church will be stripped naked"of her purple, scarlet colour, gold, pearls, and precious stones; cease to give their power and strength, withhold their taxes and tribute, deprive her of her power and authority, civil and ecclesiastical, in their realms, and take away even her patrimony from her; and not only so, but expose her shame and filthiness, her abominable principles and practices, to all the world; which has been in part done already
The Shall Hate The Whore
They Shall Hate The Whore
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great City, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Book of Revelation 17:15-18
And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
Book of Revelation 17:15
The peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongue here denote the vast multitude of people of several kingdoms speaking divers languages all under the jurisdiction of Papal Rome. The vast multitude paid obedience and subjection to the beast and to the whore, and this universality reveals the extend of the spiritual fornication of the Church.”The Pope, as the chief representative of the harlot, claims a double supremacy over all peoples, typified by the"two swords"According to the interpretation of Boniface VIII in the Bull," Unam Sanctam," and represented by the two keys: spiritual as the universal bishop, whence he is crowned with the miter; and temporal, whence he is also crowned with the tiara in token of his imperial supremacy.”1
And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
Book of Revelation 17:16
And the ten horns (Catholic nations) which you saw for centuries using the Church to further its own ends by prostituting themselves to the beast (Vatican).
They shall hate whore (Papacy)," her principles and sentiments, her doctrines, which are doctrines of devils, her wicked practices, her idolatries, adulteries, murders, and thefts; they will repent of their fornications with her, and cease from them; their love will be turned to hatred, and the latter will be greater than ever the former was, like Amnon's to Tamar; and as it usually is with men towards harlots, when they see their follies, and how they have been deceived and abused by them"2 and make her desolate by asking the faithful to"leave her, quit her communion; no more commit fornication with her, or join with her in her idolatrous worship; but come out from that apostate church, and renounce all fellowship with her, and persuade and engage as many as they can influence to do the same.”2
The Church will be stripped naked"of her purple, scarlet colour, gold, pearls, and precious stones; cease to give their power and strength, withhold their taxes and tribute, deprive her of her power and authority, civil and ecclesiastical, in their realms, and take away even her patrimony from her; and not only so, but expose her shame and filthiness, her abominable principles and practices, to all the world; which has been in part done already"2
Finally they will eat her flesh"not literally, but mystically; not out of love, but hatred; they shall take that to themselves, and make use of, which have fattened her, as bishoprics, and other benefices, lands, endowments belonging to abbeys, and monasteries, and other religious houses"And burn her with fire.”Rome, and the Romish antichrist, will not be destroyed by the Turks, but by the Christians; and by the same states, and kingdoms, and princes, by which the whore of Rome has been supported in her grandeur, power, and authority, who will revolt from Popery, and embrace the pure Gospel of Christ: and this shows, that the ten horns, or kingdoms, into which the Roman empire has been divided, will subsist in this form at the destruction of Rome; wherefore, it has been rightly observed by some, that not one of these kingdoms shall ever be able to rise to universal monarchy. France has been for many years attempting it, but in vain; and we may sit down easy and satisfied, assuring ourselves with the greatest confidence, that all attempts this way will be fruitless; there never will be another universal monarchy on earth but that of Christ's.”2
They shall at length see their folly, and how they have been deluded and enslaved by the papacy, and, out of a just resentment, shall not only desert the Catholic Church, but shall be made the instruments of God's providence in her destruction.
"The temporal dominion of the popes," the states of the church," has been taken from them, the powers of Europe have ceased to obey the popes, even the Catholic powers, such as France and Italy, have shut up monasteries and appropriated the overgrown possessions of the church to the uses of the state. The passages referred to imply that the Papacy will continue to exist after it has ceased to receive the support of the secular power, since the woman still lives after the support of the beast is withdrawn.”3
For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill His will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
Book of Revelation 17:17
However its reign is now short-lived and"In an hour", after two more popes have ascended to the papal throne, it will cease to exist no more. In this century itself the prophecy of the Book of Revelation will ensure its utter destruction.
The Resurrection and Last Judgment are part and parcel of God's mysterious plan for humanity. In the process entire nations and their vast multitude were allowed to be subdued by the beast (Vatican), until the words of God shall be fulfilled. God so ruled the hearts of kings and queens of these nations, by His power over them and by His providence, that first they gave their support to the beast until His words were accomplished. Now they shall see their folly, and how their ancestors were deluded and enslaved by the harlot, and will be made instruments in her destruction. As His agents and servants they will carry out His will by turning away from the Church and assailing her. The Resurrection and Last Judgment are the words of God being fulfilled, just as He announced to his prophets and servants millennia ago.
And the woman which thou sawest is that great City, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
Book of Revelation 17:18
"Here we are told that the woman of Rev 17, the apostate church, is the same entity as the great city of Babylon that reigns over the kings of the earth, found in Rev 18. There is only one church that history shows to have made the claim of authority over the kings of the earth. That church is the Roman Catholic Church, and Babylon is the code word for the city of Rome.
1 Pet 5:13 The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.
This verse is widely recognized as meaning Rome, not Babylon.
Roman Catholics have even acknowledged this association: "Babylon," from which Peter addresses his first Epistle, is understood by learned annotators, Protestant and Catholic, to refer to Rome - the word Babylon being symbolic of the corruption then prevailing in the city of the Caesars. [Source: Faith of Our Fathers, by James Cardinal Gibbons, 111th printing, Published by Tan Book and Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 424, Rockford, Illinois 61105, Copyright 1980, page 87.]"4
Rome was that great city which reigned over the kings of the earth, when John had this vision, and their subjects paid obedience and subjection to the beast and to the whore. The Catholic Church sat upon many waters; and these waters were so many multitudes of people, and nations, of all languages. She reigned not only over kingdoms, but over the kings, and they were her tributaries and vassals.
The judgment on the harlot is again and again described in Revelation 18:1 and 19:5; first by an"Angel having great power", then by"Another voice from heaven"In Revelation 18:4-20, and then by"A mighty angel"In Revelation 18:21-24.
The Book of Revelation not only calls for Christians to seek salvation from within themselves but also to abandon their churches and denounce, among other issues, the repugnant worldwide pedophile clergy that have raped, tortured, and tormented hapless young victims mercilessly left in their care.”Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”[I Corinthians 6:9-10]
"The Boys of St. Vincent", made in cooperation with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, is a sickening story that shocked the world and exposed years of physical and sexual abuse of hapless orphans by Christian priests. This documentary is based on a true story at the Mount Cashel Orphanage at Newfoundland, Canada where young children were subject to"years of unimaginable physical and sexual abuse at the hands of some members of the Christian Brothers, a lay order that ran the institution ... Nine Brothers were convicted of abuse-related crimes that occurred during the 1970's. Six other Brothers and a former orphanage employee were charged two weeks ago with 59 offences that allegedly took place between 1950 and 1964.”5
Though uncovered in 1975 these vile acts went unpunished, with the Church and politicians covering up the whole sordid story from the public. 15 years later the victims finally went to court and exposed the beasts in the guise of saints. The story of St. Vincent epitomizes the worldwide abuse of helpless children by representatives of the Antichrist.
Another documentary, the ABC-TV drama"Leaving of Liverpool"details the horrendous physical and sexual abuses perpetrated on English orphans sent to the Christian Brothers' institution at Bindoon in Western Australia during the 1940's and '50's. The documentary"Ultimate Betrayal", also by ABC, exposes sexual abuse by clergy and found that up to 15 % of the Australian Catholic clergy (about 520 priests, teachers and seminary instructors) were guilty of some form of sexual abuse. The Catholic Church played down a study which showed that half of convicted child molesters were abused as children by adult males.
In a sexual offenders study conducted by University of South Australia professors Freda Briggs and Russell Hawkins, 15 % of the cases were attributed to priests. The Broken Rites Collective spokesman Mr. Bernard Brown said that of the 1000 calls on a national hotline last year, 90 % reported abuse within Catholic institutions. (Herald Sun, Jan 7, 1995) The Church has now insured itself with Catholic Church Insurances against potential future liability!
The America study of sexual abuse of children by clergy," Lead Us Not Into Temptation", released in 1995, concluded that while the abuse of children by priests has undoubtedly diminished their moral authority.”The crises in the Catholic Church lies not with the fraction of priests who molest youngsters but in the ecclesiastical power structure that harbors pedophiles, conceals other sexual behaviour patterns among its clerics and uses strategies of duplicity and counter-attack against the victims.”
The Church has become the fertile breeding ground for offspring of Satan. The Catholic Church, The Mother of Harlots, has its tentacles spread over all peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues — groping, probing, seducing, abusing, debasing, overcoming, smothering and rendering hapless the weak, strong, oppressed, oppressors, victims and victors. This was willed by God in order to expose the Beast, the great City of Vatican, which has reigned over the kings of this Earth for two millenniums.
In the end their own followers will hate the Church and abandon her, and expose her indecencies. They will strip her naked with tales of carnal cardinals, pedophile priests, fornicating fathers, sexual saints, bad brothers, sin sisters, savaged siblings, flogged flesh, ravaged rectums, forbidden fetish, hidden homosexuals, cornered children and condoned cover-ups. So it was prophesied and so it shall be!
And Lord Jesus warned 2000 years ago that"Not all people who sound religious are really godly. They may refer to me as 'Lord,' but they till won't enter the Kingdom of Heaven. The decisive issue is whether they obey my Father in heaven. On judgment day many will tell me, 'Lord, Lord, we prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name. But I will reply, 'I never knew you. God away; the things you did were unauthorized.”[Matthew 7:21-23]"And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Better for you to enter into the Kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna, where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.”[Mark 9.47]
And now the Resurrection and Hour of Judgment is here!
When living in Italy I found out, I was shocked how this Catholic Church was working out and what the priest were doing and all kinds of scandals. Much more than we have in our country — money laundering and molesting women and having children. I mean every sort of dirty habit they had, supposed to be priests. They were called fathers. They were called mothers. They were called sisters. They were called brothers. And to Me it was really a shock. I didn't know such things were happening in the name of Christ...
Such atrocities, such controls, such authority they had that whatever they did the pope was infallible. Whatever they did was alright. No idea of sinning. No idea of hell. No idea of Christ.”
Give Up Your Antichrist Behavior, Christmas Puja,
Ganapatipule, India — December 25, 1996
"That integrating force which is still there and it's quite dim. That's the Last Chance I would say. Now that has to be, the way the negative forces have set in motion of which you may be not aware at all. You may not be aware. You don't know what Darkness is there. And to fight it what one has to do is to bring in that Light of the Spirit which integrates.”
London, U.K. — May 11, 1983
Abuse cases worry church
BOSTON - In the annals of clerical sexual abuse, the conviction of defrocked priest John Geoghan on a single charge of fondling a boy was relatively minor. And yet the case has triggered concern and anger across the country.
Fueled by media scrutiny and victims stepping forward, a scandal over pedophilia in the priesthood is spreading through the Roman Catholic Church. The crisis is gathering momentum each day and causing fear in the church that its ancient wall of secrecy may tumble down.
As never before, the Geoghan case documented that church officials knew all along that child molesters were at work in the priesthood.
The outrage"Is at tidal wave proportions," said San Diego psychiatrist A. W. Richard Sipe, a former Benedictine monk and an expert on sexuality in the church.”It is going to hit every major diocese in the country. And it is not going to stop there. It is going to be worldwide.”
Los Angeles Times, Thursday, March 14, 2002
School's electric chair haunts natives
BY PETER MOON
Forth Albany First Nation, Ont.
The homemade electric chair that was used for years to punish aboriginal children at St. Anne's residential school has disappeared, but its memory endures.
Hundreds of children who survived the horrors of the school have bitter memories of the chair that was used first for entertainment but eventually as a means of forcing them to bend to the will of the Roman Catholic missionaries who ran the school.
"People were put in the electric chair as a form of punishment," Mary Anne Nakogee-davis, 41, who attended St. Anne's between Grades 1 and 8, said in a interview.”They would put children in it if they were bad. The nuns used it as a weapon. It was done on me on one occasion. They would strap your arms to the metal arm rests, and it would jolt you and go through your system. I don't know what I did that was bad enough to have that done to me.”
Edmund Metatawabin, 49, a former chief of the Fort Albany First Nation, said he remembers he and his class being forced to take turns sitting in the chair and receiving painful jolts of electricity to entertain visiting dignitaries.”I was six years old," he said. "There was no sense of volunteering or anything. We were just told by the brother to do it and there was never any question of not doing it. Once the thing was cranked up, I could feel the current going through me, mainly through my arms. Your legs are jumping up, and everyone was laughing.”..
"We were treated like in the army," Eli Moonias, chief of the Marten First Nation in Northeastern Ontario, said of the days at St. Anne's.”We had to line up, march, keep silent, ask permission for anything, stand straight, say prayers and do chores, sweep the floors, help in the laundry and wash the dishes. Strappings and beatings and stuff like that occurred all the time...”
Boys and girls were not allowed to speak to each other, and if brothers and sisters communicated, even by a wave of a hand or a smile, they were beaten, students said.
When children died of natural causes, their parents were not notified ... Mr. Moonias said his and other first-nations communities still are living with the consequences of the residential schools.”A lot of people became alcoholics, bad parents ...”
Edmund Nakogee, 43, said he saw three boys who tried to run away from St. Anne's lashed on their bare buttocks with a wire whip to which metal washers and nuts had been welded. One boy, he said, later committed suicide.”I was scared all the time," Mr. Nakogee said," You were scared to tell your parents. They might come to the school and then the sister would punish you. So you had to hide it.”...
Mrs. Nakogee-Davis said she has received counseling from a psychologist to cope with her memories of St. Anne's.”I've seen girls being touched by a priest," she said. "He had his hands under their dress. It was sexual business. He'd pick up a girl. He did that to me from the time I was 6 to the time I was 12. We'd go sit on his lap and we'd have the candy he'd give us. No one else gave you a candy in there. But this priest was giving out candy, and the girls wanted candy like any other child. I know he touched where he was not supposed to touch. I told my mother. She said: "Don't talk about it. You're talking about a man who serves God.”
The Globe and Mail, October 21, 1996
A former church youth leader and YMCA swim coach pleaded guilty Monday in what prosecutors called the largest sex abuse case in Massachusetts history.
Christopher Reardon, 29, had faced 130 charges including rape, molestation and disseminating pornography involving 29 boys. His trial on 120 of those charges was to have begun Monday.
Reardon swore to tell the truth, then took the stand in Salem Superior Court on Monday to respond individually to each of the counts against him at a hearing the judge said could last several hours.
With his head bowed and a frown on his face, Reardon responded"guilty"to 75 different charges, including"unlawful unnatural sexual intercourse"With boys, masturbating boys and distribution of pornography...
Faith has been sorely tested in Middleton since Reardon, a trusted church youth leader, was accused in the state's largest child-molestation case.
At St. Agnes, where Reardon taught catechism to dozens of children, the outrage was even more personal. It was there that some of his alleged assaults had been videotaped.”
CBS News, Middleton, Mass., July 9, 2001
"The Secret Vatican Archives are still an object of popular speculation, thought by many to contain politically explosive and even lascivious material exposing the peccadilloes of the high and famous ... the archives' most secret safe contains the third of the three early-century prophecies of the Portuguese peasant girl of Fatima, the first two supposedly confirming the two world wars, while the third is said to be the date of the third — and last — worldwide Armageddon.”
Jerrold M. Packard, Peter's Kingdom
Collier Macmillan Canada, Inc., 1985, p. 127
"The MASTERS AND THE NEW AGE
In the 1930s, the Master Koot-Hoomi made the following prediction regarding the coming change in consciousness, or what is popularly known as the"New Age.”
"Any great initiate who comes in the near future will need to be a very powerful person indeed if he is to contend with the spiritual vacuum which is making itself everywhere perceptible. Only the bravest of souls dare attempt what will become a struggle to keep the lamp of Truth alight until the fresh flowering of faith at the end of the century. We who watch the struggles of humanity with compassion realize the suffering with which the present is fraught, and yet we would not end it, even if it lay in our power. Where you see merely the wastage of frustrated effort, uncertainty, chaos, petty jealousies and bewilderments, the broken fragments of an uncompleted pattern we see that pattern a little more in perspective ... We know the suffering may be likened to a spiritual 'growing pain' ... This time the great influx of power to be poured forth at the end of the century must not, will not, fail in its object. It will be a mighty tide bearing mankind forward towards a greater comprehension, a greater enlightenment, towards the ineffable blessings of that peace which passes all understanding.”
Paul Roland, Revelation: Wisdom of the Ages
Ulysses Press, 1995, p. 111
Rev. Edward Nicewicz—Jailed on October 31, 1986, after pleading guilty to charges of indecent assault and rape of two Sutton girls, ages 11 and 12. Fr. Nicewicz was a chaplain at Gardner State Prison when the offenses occurred. (11/1/86)
Rev. Robert Kelley—Sentenced to 5 - 7 years in Walpole state prison on March 11, 1990, after pleading guilty to two counts of indecent assault and unnatural rape of a female child. Father Kelley was pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Gardner when the molestations took place. (3/31/90)
Monsignor Leo Battista—The former director of Catholic Charities is named a defendant in a lawsuit filed in July 1992, by a former nun who claimed"Battista sexually assaulted and abused her while she was undergoing psychotherapy as his client.”Previous allegations by another nun had led to the suspension of his license to practice social work in 1991. (2/9/93)
Rev. Ronald Provost—Sentenced to 10 years in prison in February 1993 after being convicted of taking nude photographs of ten year-old boy. Placed on probation after suspension of sentence. Prior to his trial, investigators had seized about 100 photographs of nude male youths from the rectory of St. Joseph's Church in Barre. (2/17/93)
Rev. Justin Steponaitis—Alleged to have"sexually molested numerous young parish children"At St. Francis of Assisi Church in Athol, Steponaitis is a defendant in a sex abuse lawsuit filed Jan. 11, 1993. (1/12/93)
Rev. Thomas Kane—The former psychologist and director of the House of Affirmation, a treatment center for Catholic clergy, is named a defendant in a sex abuse lawsuit filed April 1993 by a local man who"claims he was sexually assaulted beginning at the age of 9 by the Rev. Kane.” (4/24/93)
Rev. David A. Holley—This Worcester Diocese priest served in several area parishes during the 1960s, but after reports of abuse here, was transferred to New Mexico and Texas in the 1970's and 80s. In May 1993, he pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault and aggravated sodomy in New Mexico, and was sentenced to 275 years in prison. (6/5/93)
Rev. Victor Frobas—Indicted by grand jury on three counts of unnatural rape of a child and three counts of indecent assault and battery, May 1993. Rev. Frobas had previously served prison time after sexual assault convictions in Missouri in 1988. Rev. Frobas died before the Worcester case came to trial. (5/13/93)
Brother Antonio Antonucci (a Roman Catholic monk)—Arraigned In Uxbridge District Court on charges of indecent assault and battery on a teenaged boy. (5/22/93)
Rev. Brendon O'Donohue —A Spencer man who alleges that O'Donohue sexually assaulted him twice when he was a 13-year-old altar boy, names O'Donohue as a defendant in a sex abuse lawsuit filed May, 1994. (5/27/94)
Rev. Peter Inzerillo—The same Spencer man as above, who later considered entering the priesthood, alleges in the same lawsuit that in 1985, Inzerillo also sexually assaulted him. Inzerillo, who the young man had gone to for counseling, was vocation director for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester at the time of the assault. (5/27/94)
Rev. Brion Ares—Indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on charges of rape and indecent assault and battery on a 20 year old man he was counseling. The trial ended when the judge declared a mistrial after the jury could not reach a verdict. (10/20/94)
Rev. Thadeous Kardas—Two women who allege that Rev. Kardas sexually molested them in the early 1970's, beginning when they were 12 years old, name him in a sex abuse lawsuit filed in Feb., 1995.
Rev. Joseph Fredette—After being extradited from Canada, the former live-in director of Come Alive, Inc., a Worcester halfway house for delinquent boys, was convicted on July 12, 1995 for sexually assaulting a teenage boy who had been committed to Fredette's care by the state Department of Youth Services.(7/13/95)
Rev. Thomas Teczar—Defendant in a sex abuse lawsuit filed April 26, 1996 by a Webster man who says Teczar molested him repeatedly when he was a teenager. (5/25/96)
Bishop Daniel P. Reilly—A lawsuit naming Bishop Reilly a defendant was filed in Rhode Island in May 1997. The suit accuses a priest of raping a college student 30 years ago and claims that Reilly," then a monsignor in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, was warned that the priest was assaulting young women, but took no action to protect them.” (5/23/97)
Compiled from news reports published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
1. Jamieson Fausset Brown [http://bible.crosswalk.com/]
2. John Gill [www.gospelcom.net/]
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4. The Red Dragon and Rome [http://www.aloha.net/~mikesch/dragon.htm]
5. The Toronto Globe and Mail, December 2, 1996
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