"But I Will Never Be A Widow""The papacy is the last of the ancient autocracies, the only one where the autocrat himself has preserved his essential powers intact. Caesars and tsars, kaisers and Holy Roman Emperors, mikados and sultans and moguls have vanished or shrunken into mere constitutional functionaries, no more significant today than the high priests of the Israelites or the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. But the pope is still there, and a larger congregation than ever before — over one billion people of all races — acknowledge his spiritual sovereignty." (Paul Johnson, 1997)
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously; So much torment and sorrow give her: For she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
Book of Revelation 18:7
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously;
Book of Revelation 18:7
The Vatican City, an independent nation-state, is sitting like a queen and absolutely assured of supreme reign till Kingdom comes. She will never be a widow for the papacy is supposed to be prevail till the Kingdom of God comes on Earth. She will never be a widow as a male pope will always replace any death. Forever she is guaranteed more than willing suitors. The Eternal City is absolutely assured of perpetual reign. The Whore of Babylon will always be provided with desirous males and thus will see no sorrow! So far she has had 263 papal husbands and thousands of lovers (kings, emperors, monarchs, rulers, princes, cardinals, diocesans, bishops). Surely this Queen of Harlots has lived deliciously, was never a widow, and never ever shed a tear over the death of any papal husband or secret lover.
So much torment and sorrow give her:
The Catholic Church glorified herself with pride and haughtiness," exalting herself above all emperors, kings, and princes, above all kingdoms and states, and also above all churches, assuming arrogant titles, and even blasphemous names."1 Her clerical bourgeoisie — popes, cardinals, archbishops, bishops, priests, monks, friars and nuns — lived in luxury and opulence, some being clothed in purple and scarlet, and in gold and silver.
She is drunk with the wine of abominable teachings, sin, and deception that intoxicates people and dulls their senses to the truth of the Savior's Word. The time has come to torment her with all the means possible: exposing her satanic sins of predator priests by raising public-awareness, whistle-blowing, self-introspection, truth and bring about her downfall with litigation, compensation and bankruptcy.
As she arrogantly glorified herself and lived luxuriously while countless millions toiled in servitude, so give her the same measure of torment and affliction by stripping her of her fine clothes and rich apparel and financial sources.
for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen;
a lady of kingdoms, as in (Isaiah 47:5) to which the reference is; having a temporal power and authority over the kings of the earth, and a spiritual jurisdiction over all churches, apostate ones, being the mother of harlots; and her "sitting" as such, as it well agrees with the whore on many waters, and the woman on the scarlet coloured beast and seven mountains, who are all the same, and is very suitable to antichrist, who pretends to sit in Peter's chair, and does sit in the temple of God, as if he was God; so it is expressive of her empire and government over nations and churches, and of the continuance of it, as she imagines, see (Isaiah 47:7) and so the Ethiopic version renders it, "I shall reign always": to which she adds,
and am no widow;
nor never shall be, as she flatters herself, see (Isaiah 47:8). Were she the true spouse of Christ, as she boasts herself, she indeed would be no widow, for Christ is an everlasting and never dying husband; but she is the whore of the kings of the earth, and though she fancies she shall be no widow, that is, bereft of people and power, see (Lamentations 1:1) because she now sits on many waters, people, multitudes, and nations and tongues; yet ere long, like old Babylon, she will have no men in her, but will be inhabited by devils, foul spirits, and hateful birds: "2
Signorelli's depiction of
the Antichrist as Jesus'
demonic twin. In Crossing
the Threshold of Hope, by
Pope John Paul II, in the
first chapter, page 3, you
will find that, 'The pope is
considered the man on
earth who represents the
Son of God, who "takes
the place" of the Second
Person of the omnipotent
God of the Trinity. "The papacy is the last of the ancient autocracies, the only one where the autocrat himself has preserved his essential powers intact. Caesars and tsars, kaisers and Holy Roman Emperors, mikados and sultans and moguls have vanished or shrunken into mere constitutional functionaries, no more significant today than the high priests of the Israelites or the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. But the pope is still there, and a larger congregation than ever before — over one billion people of all races — acknowledge his spiritual sovereignty."3
"Students of the Bible and those who study sacred works from other spiritual paths and traditions have long been aware that a great war exists between the Powers of Darkness and the Forces of Light that began in the most ancient of days. According to Judeo-Christian tradition, the arrogant angel Lucifer led a rebellion against the living God, who would not allow the angels to "be as gods" before the fullness of evolved time. Although they were defeated in heaven, the higher dimensions of being, the so-called Fallen Angels, continue their rebellion here on Earth as demons, Angels of Darkness, tirelessly seeking power and endlessly devising new methods of manipulating humankind away from the power and glory of the living God.
Some contemporary theologians warn that we are fast approaching a period of transition, a crisis point, the time of Armageddon, a kind of final all-out struggle between the Powers of Darkness and Forces of Light.
Although mortal minds are quite unlikely ever to understand the true significance of this great climatic battle, many religious schools suggest that the coveted prize of this primeval warfare may well be the souls of humankind. Therefore, these same scholars warn, as the time for this ultimate warfare draws near, what better prize could there be to hang in the balance than the souls of Earth's children?"4
"Before we start, the celebrations of the birth of Christ, we have to little bit review what we have done after His Birth, so that we understand where we stand in relation to Him. For He was the Son of a Virgin so that even the slightest blot on His name should not be created. Because He was to do the greatest job, of creating for us Agnya awareness, which would help us to suck in all our sins, all our conditionings, and all our egos. And the great personality was created for such a great work within ourselves. But unfortunately, we have spoilt both these institutions within us to such an extent that it is the 'most' difficult task to give realisation to Christians.
On the one side we have too much conditioning, as you know, through catholicism and other ideas about Christianity which created a 'horrible conditioning in our super ego, which is just like a solid rock, I think, sometimes. And those who have been to catholic churches are still, get stuck up with it. Even as they are facing me, I find their eyes are blinking and the Agnya is not straight.
You have to give up all that conditioning 'completely' if we have to 'really' get to Sahaja Yoga. To that extent we went, that we tried to create institutions of course, we collected money, no doubt about it, lot of money all kinds of drama, of the Papal Order and of Arch Bishop Order and all these Arch Bishops and all tomfoolery. All kinds of nonsensical donkey people were created. 'Absolutely.' They have nothing to do with the Christ, they have nothing to do with God, they have no idea of Divine Life. And to them prohibiting people from doing something was fully religion. And his has taken the West into such darkness that Sahaja Yoga has to be worked out in a very great speed and in a very expansive way, otherwise you cannot get over these horrible ideas of Arch Bishops, and the Bishops and the Popes."
Speech on Christmas Eve, Pune, India—December 24, 1982
"Whatever is the Truth, whatever you have followed something which is called as Truth which is called also. In the sense that Christianity is not the Truth, Christ is the Truth. But if you are a Christian and followed Christ in a false way, because following Pope is not following Christ at all. Say becoming a Church of England is not following Christ. But if you have been following Christ even through Church of England its all right. Even through Pope is all right."
Sahasrara Puja, Dollis Hill, London, UK—May 5, 1979.
"More Americans have lost confidence in the leadership of the Catholic Church than in any other institution, even the bankrupt energy company Enron, according to a poll by The Wall Street Journal. The scandal has become so big that some commentators believe that the world's biggest, richest national Catholic Church could split from Rome."
The Times, April 16, 2002
"By the end of the fifteenth century, the papacy was incredibly wealthy and enjoyed the highest prestige. It was now no longer a power among the peoples of its world — it was an authority, and its papal State was regarded as an Italian polity, no longer as "the Lands of St. Peter." Popes still received the "obedience" of new rulers and they still ratified treaties between nations as the universal authority. But the worldly aspect predominated."
Malachi Martin, Rich Church, Poor Church
G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1984, p. 143.
"The Death of God?
By the beginning of the nineteenth century, atheism was definitely on the agenda. The advances in science and technology were creating a new theory of autonomy and independence which led some to declare their independence of God. This was the century in which Ludwig Feuerbach, Karl Marx, Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche and Sigmund Freud forged philosophies and scientific interpretations of reality which had no place for God. Indeed, by the end of the century, a significant number of people were beginning to feel that if God was not yet dead, it was the duty of rational, emancipated human beings to kill him. The idea of God which had been fostered for centuries in the Christian West now appeared disastrously inadequate, and the Age of Reason seem to have triumphed over centuries of superstition and bigotry... . Many of the ideologies which rejected the idea of God made good sense. The anthropomorphic personal God of Western Christendom was vulnerable. Appalling crimes had been committed in his name. Yet his demise was not experienced as a joyous celebration but attended by doubt, dread and, in some cases, agonizing conflict. Some people tried to save God by evolving new theology to free him from the inhibiting systems of empirical thought, but atheism had come to stay."
Karen Armstrong, A History of God
Ballantine Books, 1993, p. 346.
The Pope in Rome hold sthe oldest elected office in the world. In nearly 2,000 years it has existed, the papacy has helped forge the history of Europe, and has also reflected both the best and the worst of that history. Several popes schemed, murdered, bribed, thieved and fornicated, while others committed atrocities so appalling that even their own contemporaries were shocked.
This was especially true of the darkest days of the papacy was when Christendom was gripped by a hysterical fear of witchcraft or any dissent from the path of 'true' religion as ordained by the popes and the Catholic Church. Some of the most heinous crimes ever committed in the name of religion all of them with papal sanction occurred during the five centuries or so during which a ferocious struggle waged over Europe to eliminate 'error': any belief, practice or opinion that deviated from the official papal line.
Virtual genocide, for example, eliminated the Cathars, an ascetic sect centered around the southwest of France, who believed that God and the Devil shared the world. In 1231, the first Inquisition was introduced to deal with them. Inquisitors used horrific tortures such as the rack and thumbscrew to extract confessions. The end was often death in the all-consuming flames of the stake. As well as heretics, thousands of supposed witches, wizards, sorcerers and other 'agents' of the Devil died in the same horrific way...
THE CADAVER SYNOD, THE RULE OF THE HARLOTS, AND OTHER VATICAN SCANDALS
One thousand years ago and more, political instability was rife in Rome. At that time, the image of the papacy was everything from outlandish to weird to downright appalling. All kinds of dark deeds stuck to its name. Corruption, simony, nepotism and lavish lifestyles were only part of it, and not necessarily the worst.
Benedict IX, one of the most scandalous popes of the 11th century, was described as vile, foul, execrable and a 'demon from Hell in the disguise of a priest'.
During the so-called 'Papal Pornocracy' of the early tenth century, popes were being manipulated, exploited and maneuvered for nefarious ends by mistresses who used them as pawns in their own power games. With some justification, this era was also called the Rule of the Harlots."
Brenda Ralph Lewis, Dark History of the Popes
Kobo Aura HD, Introduction 3/5-Chapter 1 2/44 (2012)
1. Gill, John."Commentary on Revelation 18:7"."John Gill's Exposition of the Bible" (http://bible.crosswalk.com)
2. Gill, John."Commentary on Revelation 18:7"."John Gill's Exposition of the Bible" (http://bible.crosswalk.com)
3. Paul Johnson, The Papacy, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997
4. Brad Steiger, Angels Over Their Shoulders, Ballantine Books, 1995 p. 125-26