the TOUGH ISSUES
Issue #19 // August
29, 2005 // Editor: Darryl
(Updated through: July 26, 2007) (www.toughissues.org)
NOTE: All emphasis throughout this newsletter, unless otherwise noted, is by the editor of “Examining the Tough Issues (ETI)”.
DEDICATION: This issue of ETI is dedicated, in general, to all those who are exposing false doctrine and evil. (Please see Ephesians 5:11.)
FIRST WARNING: Bible prophecy is a “delicate” topic. There are times when Bible prophecy is “layered” – having both a near and a far “time” application, or is applicable to more than one individual, location, or nation (e.g., a “dual application”). [Example: One particular individual may serve as a “type” for another individual following centuries later!] However, knowing this to be so should not stop us from studying prophecy in the Holy Bible. Our primary source for understanding Bible prophecy, including the prophecies concerning the Antichrist found in the books of Daniel and Revelation [called Apocalypse by the Roman Catholic Church], must be the Holy Bible itself! Studying the entire Bible through each year is very important, because Holy Scripture interprets Holy Scripture! For example, the “meaning” of a prophetic symbol or sign in one particular verse may be interpreted for the reader several verses later – or, possibly in a totally different book of the Holy Bible! A good knowledge of both world history and church history is essential to recognizing the fulfillment of certain key Bible prophecies. Additionally, we must be careful not to “spiritualize” everything in Bible prophecy, nor to “take literally” everything in Bible prophecy. Rather, wherever possible, we must let Holy Scripture interpret Holy Scripture, and closely examine the “context” of the verse or passage.
This issue of the ETI newsletter may seriously “disturb” some folks’ “comfort
zones”; however, truth
is far more important than any of our “comfort zones”. While
there may remain some levels of disagreement on Bible prophecy that is yet
to be fulfilled, there can be no doubt concerning much of Bible prophecy that
has already been fulfilled.
DEFINITIONS (hopefully in alphabetical order):
(per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): “A
preposition signifying ‘against’, ‘opposite’, ‘contrary’, or ‘in
place of’; used in many English words.”
((Ed. Comment: As you are reading this newsletter, please keep in mind this particular meaning “in the place of” for the prefix “anti-” as concerns the anti-Christ – one who sits “in the place of” Christ.))
(per VINE’S Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words;
1985): “Antichrist [Greek: antichristos]…can mean either
‘against Christ’ or ‘instead of Christ’, or perhaps, combining the two,
‘one who, assuming the guise of Christ, opposes Christ’…”
(per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): “A
great adversary of Christ; the man of sin; described [in] I John 2:18; II
Thessalonians [Chapter] 2; [and] Revelation [Chapter] 9. Protestants generally suppose this adversary to be the Papal
power; and some divines [i.e., clergymen] believe that, in a more
general sense, the word extends to any persons who deny Christ or oppose the
fundamental doctrines of Christianity.”
“Antichrist” (per Steve Wohlberg, author of the book End Time Delusions; 2004; Page 89): “The word ‘antichrist’ literally means ‘opposed to’ or ‘in the place of’ Christ, and in its most subtle and diabolical manifestation it concerns something which [Ed. Note: or someone who] claims loyalty to Jesus [Christ] while really leading away from Him.”
((Ed. Comment to the preceding three definitions: Leading Protestant Reformers (e.g., Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, etc.) agreed that the Roman Pontiff [i.e., the pope of Rome] was clearly identified in Scripture as the Antichrist.))
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition; 2006):
“Ancient city on the lower Euphrates River (in what is now central Iraq), the
capital of Babylonia: noted for wealth, luxury, and wickedness.”
(per Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition; 2006): “Ancient
empire in southwestern Asia, in the lower valley of the Tigris and Euphrates
rivers: it flourished c.2100-689 B.C. and again, as Chaldea or ‘New
Babylonia’, c.625-538 B.C.”
Comment to the two preceding definitions: Alexander Hislop, in his book The
Two Babylons, reveals the remarkable similarities between the
pagan Babylonian priesthood and the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church,
e.g., auricular confession to an authorized priest.))
Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETI): “An Italian nickname for the Jesuit
Superior General: He is the commander-in-chief of the ‘Society of Jesus’
(i.e., the Jesuit Order). He is the real power ‘behind the throne’ of
the Papacy; and he is also the master of all these: his Jesuit order, the
Knights of Malta, and the highest levels of Freemasonry – and of all that he
controls through them.”
or “Anti-Catholic” (per Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETI): “Two
‘labels’ that, for the most part, are applied, usually by Roman
Catholics, to any and all who dare to point out any of the following:
Errors in Roman Catholic doctrine;
Papal Rome’s and the
Jesuit Order’s well-documented history of fomenting and orchestrating
bloody revolutions and wars;
Papal Rome’s well-documented history (for centuries) of suppressing
the possession of, and the study of, the Holy Bible by the common people in
their own native language;
Papal Rome’s well-documented history of torture, Inquisition,
‘holy’ wars, and ‘holy’ crusades against innocent
Bible-believing Christians (such as the Albigenses and Waldenses);
Papal Rome’s well-documented history of hating and brutally
persecuting Jews, Protestants, and Orthodox Christians throughout the
centuries, (e.g., the Vatican’s religious genocide in the 1940s
against Serb Orthodox Christians in Fascist Croatia, where from 600,000 to 1
million men, women, elderly, and children were tortured and murdered
by Roman Catholic Ustashi military units that were frequently led by Roman
Catholic priests, friars, and monks);
Papal Rome’s and the Jesuit Order’s well-documented history of assassinating
heads of State (e.g., President Abraham Lincoln, King Henry III and King Henry
IV of France, Czar Alexander I and Czar Alexander II of Russia, President Benito
Pablo Juarez of Mexico, etc.);
The well-documented history of Papal Rome’s support of
totalitarian police states (such as Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Fascist
Croatia) during World War II;
The tremendous wealth (banks, stock holdings, property, gold,
etc.) of the Roman Catholic Church;
The control of the top levels of Freemasonry by the Roman Catholic
Jesuit Order; and,
The heavy-duty infiltration (and control) of the top
intelligence agencies in the world (e.g., CIA, Mossad, Russian KGB [now called
the FSB & SVR], and British Intelligence) by the Jesuits (through their
Knights of Malta, Jesuit ‘temporal coadjutors’, and high-level
(a.) “A believer in the religion of Christ.”
(b.) “A professor of his belief in the religion of Christ.”
(c.) “A real disciple of Christ; one who believes in the truth of the Christian religion, and studies to follow the example, and obey the precepts, of Christ; a believer in Christ who is characterized by real piety.”
(d.) “In a general sense, the word ‘Christians’ includes all who are born in a Christian country or of Christian parents.”
“A house consecrated to the worship of God…”
“The collective body of Christians, or of those who
profess to believe in Christ, and acknowledge Him to be the Savior of mankind…”
“A particular number of Christians, united under one form of
ecclesiastical government, in one creed, and using the same ritual and
“The followers of Christ in a particular city or province…”
“The disciples of Christ assembled for worship in a
particular place, as in a private house.”
“The worshippers of Jehovah or the true God, before the
advent of Christ…”
“The body of clergy, or ecclesiastics, in distinction from
the laity. Hence, ecclesiastical
“An assembly of sacred rulers convened in Christ’s name to
execute His laws.”
“The collective body of Christians, who have made a
public profession of the Christian religion, and who are united under the
same pastor; in distinction from those who belong to the same parish, or
ecclesiastical society, but have made no profession of their faith.”
(per Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETI): “A term I use to describe the
‘lukewarm’ Christian denominations – and even some of the independent
fundamental churches – in America today that refuse (1) to truly stand against
false doctrine, evil, and tyranny, and (2) to truly stand for truth,
justice, and righteousness as spelled out in God’s Holy Word, the Bible.”
((Ed. Comment to the preceding definition: Many writers have questioned the “sincerity” of Constantine’s “conversion” to Christianity! He remained at the head of the pagan priesthood as “Pontifex Maximus” after his supposed “conversion” to Christianity in 313 A.D., and it appears that he simply cut a political deal with the organized “Church” of his day. Author Dave Hunt, in his book A Woman Rides the Beast (1994), tells us on page 46: “While heading the Christian Church, [Roman Emperor] Constantine continued to head the pagan priesthood, to officiate at pagan celebrations, and to endow pagan temples even after he began to build Christian churches. As head of the pagan priesthood he was the ‘Pontifex Maximus’ and needed a similar title as head of the Christian Church. The Christians honored him as ‘Bishop of Bishops’, while Constantine called himself ‘Vicarius Christi’, [that is,] Vicar of Christ.”))
Webster’s New World Dictionary, Second College Edition; 1974; first two
meanings): “1. Any of the military expeditions which Christians [Ed.
Note: to be more precise, Roman Catholics] undertook from the end of
the 11th [century] to the end of the 13th century
to recover the Holy Land from the Moslems.
2. Any church-sanctioned war or expedition like this.”
((Ed Comment to the preceding definition: The Papacy launched “holy” crusades against Bible-believing Christian groups, such as the Albigenses in southern France, and the Waldenses in southeastern France and northwest Italy.))
“Donation of Constantine
[a.k.a. the “Gift of Constantine”] (per 1955 World Scope
Encyclopedia): “…The transfer of the ownership of the city of
Rome and surrounding territory to the Pope by the Roman Emperor Constantine
(272-337). The document which was once believed to prove this [alleged] historical
fact was eventually unveiled as an early medieval falsification.”
Constantine, The” [a.k.a. the “Gift of Constantine”] (per
Dave Hunt, author of the book A Woman Rides the Beast; 1994; Pages
72, 73): “The popes’ authority even extended to large territories outside
Rome acquired in the eighth century. At that time, with the help of a deliberately
fraudulent document manufactured for the popes known as ‘The
Donation of Constantine’, Pope Stephen III convinced Pepin, king of the
Franks and father of Charlemagne, that territories recently taken by the
Lombards from the Byzantines actually had been given to the papacy by the
[Roman] Emperor Constantine. [King]
Pepin routed the Lombards and handed to the pope the keys to some 20 cities…and
the huge chunk of land joining them along the Adriatic coast.
30 March 315 [A.D.] ‘The Donation [of Constantine]’ declared
that [the Roman Emperor] Constantine had given these lands, along with
Rome and the Lateran Palace, to the popes in perpetuity.
In 1440 this document was proven to be a forgery by [i.e.,
through the efforts of scholar] Lorenzo Valla, a papal aide, and is so
recognized by historians today.”
((Ed. Comment to the preceding two definitions: Lorenzo Valla (1405-1457), an Italian scholar, used both historical evidence and linguistics to prove in 1440 that the so-called “Donation of Constantine” was indeed a deliberately fraudulent document – a forgery used by the Papacy to steal the territory that became the Papal States. According to Diarmaid MacCulloch, in his book The Reformation (2003), two other scholars, English bishop Reginald Pecock and the future German Cardinal Nicolas of Cusa, also came to the same conclusions as did Lorenzo Valla concerning the fraudulent nature of this document.))
(per Webster’s New World Dictionary, Second College Edition; 1974): “1.
Voluntary sexual intercourse, generally forbidden by law, between an unmarried
woman and a man, especially an unmarried man…
2. Bible: a.) Any unlawful
sexual intercourse, including adultery; b.) Worship of idols.
“Freemasonry” (per I. A. Sadler, author of the book Mystery, Babylon the Great; 2003; Pages 175-181): “Freemasonry is another branch of the Babylonian Mysteries, which has survived under different names from the time of the fall of open pagan worship in the 5th century. …Freemasonry is just as ripe for manipulation by the Jesuits and the Church of Rome, that it may be used for the purposes of Rome, as any Protestant denomination. [Ed. Note: Freemasonry has been manipulated by the Jesuits for many decades.] …In Britain and the USA, Freemasonry appears as a ‘Christian’ organization. However, this is a most dangerous pretense, for the true god of Freemasonry is Lucifer, who is Satan appearing as an angel of light. …Both Freemasonry and the Church of Rome [at their highest levels] worship the same god… Masonic ceremonies implicitly deny the sufficiency of Scripture. …[Freemasonry] is particularly strong in many Baptist churches in the USA… Those in the lower levels of Freemasonry know nothing about the higher and even more secretive degrees.”
((Ed. Comment to the preceding
definition: The highest levels of Freemasonry are controlled by the Jesuit
Superior General. American historian James Parton tells us: “…If
you trace up Masonry, through all its Orders, till you come to the grand
tip-top, head Mason of the World, you will discover that the dread
individual and the Chief of
the Society of Jesus [i.e., the Black Pope –
the Superior General of the Jesuit Order] are
one and the same person.”))
Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETI): “As concerns historical Roman Catholic
use of this term: A ‘label’ applied by the Papacy to anyone who dared in the
past, or who dares today, to question either (1) papal authority, or (2) any of
the unscriptural doctrines based solely upon ‘tradition’ that have been
promulgated by the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, such as
‘transubstantiation’, ‘indulgences’, ‘papal infallibility’,
‘purgatory’, ‘worship of images’, ‘a celibate priesthood’,
‘auricular confession to a priest’, etc.”
((Ed. Comment to the preceding
definition of “heretic”: It is easy for corrupt church
officials to “label” a group of people as “heretics”, and then to
send armies to crush them and to loot their property! The hierarchy of the
Roman Catholic Church, i.e., Papal Rome, labeled the
Bible-believing Albigensian and Waldensian Christians as
“heretics” prior to sending armies to crush them!))
(per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): “1.
One who feigns to be what he is not; one who has the form
of godliness without the power, or who assumes an appearance of
piety and virtue, when he is destitute of true religion.
2. A dissembler; one who assumes a false appearance.”
“Idol” (per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): [noun] “1. An image, form or representation, usually of a man or other animal, consecrated as an object or worship; a pagan deity. Idols are usually statues or images, carved out of wood or stone, or formed of metals, particularly silver or gold. 2. An image. 3. A person loved and honored to adoration. 4. Any thing on which we set our affections; that to which we indulge an excessive and sinful attachment… An idol is anything which usurps the place of God in the hearts of His rational creatures…”
(per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): “1.
The worship of idols, images, or any thing made by hands, or which is not
God. Idolatry is of two kinds:
the worship of images, statues, pictures, etc., made by
hands; and the worship of the heavenly bodies, the sun, moon and stars, or of
demons, angels, men and animals. 2.
Excessive attachment or veneration for any thing, or that which borders
“Image” (per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): [noun] “1. A representation or similitude of any person or thing, formed of a material substance; as an image wrought [i.e., formed; produced] out of stone, wood or wax. 2. A statue. 3. An idol; the representation of any person or thing, that is an object of worship. The second commandment forbids the worship of images. 4. The likeness of anything on canvas; a picture; a resemblance painted. 5. Any copy, representation or likeness…”
(per Webster’s New World Dictionary, Second College Edition; 1974): “1.
Incapable of error; never wrong. 2.
Not liable to fail, go wrong, make a mistake, etc.; dependable; reliable; sure.
3. Roman Catholic Church: Incapable of error in setting forth
doctrine on faith and morals: said especially of the Pope speaking ex cathedra
(i.e., in his official capacity).
(per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language;
Meaning #1): “Not fallible; not capable of erring; entirely exempt from
liability to mistake; applied to persons. No man is infallible; to be
infallible is the prerogative of God only.”
(per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language;
Meaning #4): “In some [Roman] Catholic countries, a court or
tribunal established for the examination and punishment of ‘heretics’.
This court was established in the 12th century by ‘father’
Dominic, who was charged by Pope Innocent III with orders to excite [Roman]
Catholic princes [i.e., rulers] and people to extirpate [i.e.,
destroy completely] ‘heretics’.”
(per Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETT): “The Jesuit Order is a religious
order of the Roman Catholic Church, officially approved by Pope Paul III in
1540. The primary goals of this order are (1) to roll back the Protestant
Reformation and the freedoms that it brought to many of the inhabitants of this
planet; (2) to enhance the power and prestige of the Papacy; and (3) to rule
despotically over the governments of the world through the Papacy. The head of the Jesuit Order is the Jesuit Superior General
– the ‘Black Pope’ – the real power behind the Papal throne. The
Jesuit Order is infamous for fomenting revolutions and wars, assassinating heads
of State, and subverting nations.”
Coadjutor” (per Eric Jon Phelps, author of Vatican Assassins):
“Someone who performs service or duties for the Jesuit Order, but
who is not a Jesuit priest. This
person may be of any race, religion, or sex.”
“Knights of Malta” (per Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETI): “A Roman Catholic religious-military order headquartered in Rome with, and under the command of, the Jesuit Superior General. Much of the wealth of the Knights Templar, when it was disbanded in 1312, was given to the Knights of Malta. Many Knights of Malta have held top-level positions in various governments, in the world’s foremost intelligence agencies, in international banking, and in the publishing world. A number of Knights of Malta continue to hold such positions.”
“Nicolaitan” (per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): “One of a sect in the ancient Christian church, so named from Nicolas, a deacon of the church of Jerusalem. They held that all married women should be common to prevent jealousy. They are not charged with erroneous opinions respecting God, but with licentious [i.e., wanton; unrestrained by law or morality] practices.”
“Nicolaitans” (per Halley’s Bible Handbook’ Page 702): “The ‘Nicolaitans’, it is thought, were a sect who advanced licentiousness as the proper way of life.”
((Questions & comments by Editor of ETI concerning the term “Nicolaitans”:
(a.) Might the Lord Jesus Christ be trying to tell us Christians something through the use of this term “Nicolaitans”? When we break down the “Greek” components of the word, we find the term “nikao” which means to “conquer, overcome, prevail”, and the term “laos” which means “people”. We derive the English word “laity” from the Greek word “laos”.
(b.) Could the term “Nicolaitans” signify a group of clergymen, within a rigid ecclesiastical system, who use that hierarchical mechanism to “rule vigorously and forcibly” over the laypersons [i.e., the laity] within that religious system?
(c.) Or, as author James Lloyd tells us in “The King James Controversy” (1998; Page 9): “This elevation of the clergy to the status of ‘interpreter’ [of the Holy Bible] for all us ‘foolish’ laymen is referred to as ‘the doctrine of the Nicolaitans’ in the book of Revelation.”))
“P2 (or P-2) Masonry” (per John Daniel, author of the book The Grand Design Exposed; 1999; Page 169): “There is a Masonic Propaganda group, number two…known as the ‘P-2 Club’, with its headquarters being in Rome. …The P-2 Club is a propaganda society of the world’s elite which includes high-ranking Roman Catholic prelates and, of course, Jesuits.”
((Ed. Comment to the preceding definition: P2 Masonry had its fingerprints all over the murder of Pope John Paul I, who was poisoned to death in 1978 before he could implement his plans to “clean house” at the Vatican and at the Vatican bank. He had learned that many top-level Roman Catholic prelates were high-level Masons, and had made plans to remove them from power. If you doubt that Pope John Paul I was murdered, then I suggest that you read the book The Murder of John Paul I by Vance Ferrell. This book is $6.50 postpaid. It provides very strong evidence that Pope John Paul I was murdered by his Masonic enemies inside the Vatican. To order a copy, please make check or money order payable to “Harvestime Books” and mail it to: Harvestime Books // P.O. Box 300 // Altamont, TN 37301. To order by credit card, please call 1-931-692-2777.))
“Pagan” (per Webster’s
1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): “[Noun]: A heathen;
a Gentile; an idolater; one who worships false gods…”
“Papacy” (per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language):
“[a.] The office and dignity of the pope or bishop of Rome;
[b.] Papal authority.”
Webster’s New World Dictionary, Second College Edition; 1974): “1. Of
the Pope or the papacy. 2. Of the Roman Catholic Church.”
(per Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETI): “The government of the Roman
Catholic Church, whose headquarters is presently in Rome, Italy.”
(per Webster’s New World Dictionary, Second College Edition; 1974): “Former
territory in Central and North Central Italy, ruled by the papacy from
the 8th century until 1870.”
(per Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETI): “[Latin for ‘Supreme Pontiff’]: A
title of the supreme leader of the pagan priesthood in the Babylonian Empire
and in pagan IMPERIAL ROME; and a title of the supreme leader of the
Roman Catholic priesthood of PAPAL ROME.”
((Ed. Comment to the preceding definition: Author I.A. Sadler, in his book Mystery, Babylon the Great (2003), tells us on page 27: “The Babylonish monarch is also known in history by the Latin title ‘Pontifex Maximus’, which is rendered in English either ‘Supreme [Pontiff]’ or ‘Sovereign Pontiff’. The word ‘Pontiff’ comes from the Latin ‘Pontifex’, which means ‘Roman high priest’.”))
Webster’s New World Dictionary, Second College Edition; 1974; Meaning #1):
“Roman Catholic Church: The bishop of Rome and head of the [Roman
“Popery” (per Webster’s
1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): “The religion of the
church of Rome, comprehending [i.e., including] doctrines and
Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETI): “A high-ranking clergyman, e.g., a
(per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): “Roman
Catholic, as an adjective, denoting the religion professed by the people of Rome
and of Italy, at the head of which is the pope or Bishop of Rome; as a noun, one
who adheres to the papal religion.”
(per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): “The
tenets of the church of Rome.”
“Romish” (per Webster’s
1828 American Dictionary of the English Language): “Belonging or
relating to Rome, or to the religion [i.e., Roman Catholicism] professed
by the people of Rome and of the western empire, of which Rome was the
metropolis; [Roman] catholic; popish; as the ‘Romish’ church; the
‘Romish’ religion, ritual or ceremonies.”
(per Webster’s New World Dictionary, Second College Edition; 1974): “1.
Of priests or the office of priest; priestly.
2. Characterized by belief in the divine authority of the
(per Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language;
Meaning #3): “That which is handed down from age to age by oral
communication. The Jews pay great regard to tradition in matters of religion, as
do the Romanists [Ed. Note: i.e., Roman Catholics]. Protestants reject
the authority of tradition in sacred things, and rely only on the written word
[Ed. Note: i.e., the Holy Bible]. Traditions may be good or bad, true or
(per Webster’s New World Dictionary, Second College Edition; 1974): Independent
papal state, constituted in 1929 as an enclave in Rome…”
of Malta cabal” (per Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETI): “This is a
term I use to describe the most powerful geopolitical-financial-religious
institution in the world, which is governed by the Jesuit-controlled
hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church. This institution includes (1) the
Vatican-Papacy, (2) the Jesuit Order, (3) the Jesuit-controlled Knights
of Malta religious-military order, (4) other religious and religious-military
orders (such as the Knights of Columbus), (5) Jesuit ‘temporal coadjutors’,
(6) the ‘Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’ (i.e., the
Inquisition), (7) the highest levels of Freemasonry (which are controlled by the
Superior General of the Jesuit Order), (8) the Vatican Bank, (9) the numerous
financial, corporate, real estate, and stock holdings of Papal Rome, and (10) a
large priesthood with a tremendous intelligence-gathering mechanism called the
‘confessional’. This cabal is
by far the biggest and most powerful ‘player’ on the New World Order
(N.W.O.) ‘chessboard’, and is the biggest promoter of one-world government
and one-world religion – both of which are to be under the authority of the Jesuit-controlled
Papacy! This cabal has a long
‘track record’ of torture and genocide; and it is infamous for (1) fomenting
bloody revolutions and wars (to include two world wars), (2) assassinating heads
of State, and (3) subverting nations. It hates religious liberty, freedom of
speech and press, and popular, representative government; and it loves Fascism
and ecclesiastical tyranny. This
cabal hates the American Constitutional Republic, and made plans for its destruction
in three meetings in the 19th century (at Vienna, Austria in 1814-15;
at Verona, Italy in 1822; and at Chieri, Italy in 1825).”
“Vicar” (per Webster’s New World Dictionary, Second College Edition; 1974): [Ed. Note: “vicar” with a “small ‘v’”]: “1. A person who acts in place of another; deputy. …4. Roman Catholic Church: A.) A church officer acting as deputy of a bishop. B.) [Vicar]: The Pope, regarded as earthly representative of Christ: in full: Vicar of (Jesus) Christ.”
“Vicar of Christ”
(per Darryl Eberhart, Editor of ETI): Just one of many titles assumed by the
popes of Rome. The pope of Rome is
“claiming”, by the use of this title, to act in the place of
Jesus Christ on planet Earth. Webster’s
1828 American Dictionary of the English Language tells us the following
concerning the word “vicar”: “The pope pretends to
be vicar of Jesus Christ on earth. He
has under him a grand vicar, who is a cardinal, and whose jurisdiction extends
over all priests, regular and secular.”
IMPORTANT NOTE: I am not a Roman Catholic; I also am most definitely not anti-Roman Catholic as far as individual Roman Catholics go. My dad and 90% of my relatives are Roman Catholic; and the majority of my friends are Roman Catholic. I am, however, against the top levels of secret societies (from the hierarchy of the Jesuit Order to the hierarchy of Freemasonry). This is because these secret societies control the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church (through the Jesuit Order and P2 Masonry), and have often used this hierarchical system for evil purposes, such as “holy” Inquisition, “holy” crusades, “holy” wars, and religious genocide. The hierarchical system of the Roman Catholic Church is used quite effectively by secret societies not only to keep over one billion Roman Catholics “in line”, but also to gather intelligence, and to infiltrate (through its Knights of Malta, Jesuit “temporal coadjutors”, etc.) governments and various Christian denominations. I am also against any hierarchy that tries to place itself equal to, or above, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God – or equal to, or above, God’s Holy Word and Ten Commandments!
NOTE: I will use the term “Revelation” for the last book of the Bible for the remainder of this newsletter. Roman Catholics use the term “Apocalypse” for it.
HERE ARE SOME RELEVANT BIBLE VERSES:
[The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians at Corinth]: “Know ye not that YE [i.e., you Christians] are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (I Corinthians 3:16)
((Comments by Editor of ETI concerning the preceding Bible verse:
(1) Please also see I Corinthians 6:19 and II Corinthians 6:16 concerning the expressions “temple of the Holy Ghost [of God]”, “temple of God”, and “temple of the living God”.
(2) We Christians need to keep this definition of just WHO the “temple of God” is when we consider “that man of sin…the son of perdition” who is found sitting in “the temple of God”, “showing himself [i.e., proclaiming himself] that he is God” in II Thessalonians 2:3, 4.))
[The Apostle Paul wrote to Christians at Thessalonica]: “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [i.e., the ‘day of Christ’s coming’ – see verses 1 and 2] shall not come, except there come a falling away [Greek: apostasia] first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (Verse 4): Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth [i.e., sits] in the temple of God, shewing [i.e., showing] himself that he is God.” (II Thessalonians 2:3, 4)
((Comments & questions by Editor of ETI about the preceding Bible passage:
(1) Most Bible scholars agree that “the son of perdition” and “that man of sin” described here in II Thessalonians 2:3 refer to “the Antichrist”.
(2) The Apostle Paul’s use of the expression “the temple [Greek: naos] of God” in II Thessalonians 2:4 refers to the “body of Christian believers” rather than a physical building – such as the so-called “rebuilt Jewish temple” in the end time. (Please see especially I Corinthians 3:16, 17; please also see I Corinthians 6:19 and II Corinthians 6:16.)
(3) The word “sitteth” [i.e., sits] does not mean merely to sit oneself down onto a chair. Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language states the following for the third meaning of the word “sit”: “To occupy a seat or place in an official capacity.” Webster’s 1828 Dictionary then gives this following example for the above definition: “The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. Matthew [Chapter] 23.” Do we know anybody today who pretends to sit in Christ’s seat claiming to be Christ’s vicar on earth? Doesn’t the pope of Rome pretend to sit in Christ’s seat and claim that he is the Vicar of Christ on earth?))
“And He [i.e., the Lord
Jesus Christ] said, Take heed that
ye be not deceived: for many shall come in My NAME, saying,
I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after
them.” (Luke 21:8)
((Comments & questions by Editor of ETI concerning the preceding Bible verse:
(1) Please also see Matthew 24:5 and Mark 13:6.
(2) “In My [i.e.,
Jesus’] NAME”: Interestingly, the Jesuit Order is called the “Society
(3) Why do some of the people “interpreting” this verse of Scripture
assume that these many folks “saying
I am Christ”
are really claiming that they personally are “Jesus Christ”? Might the
intended meaning of the above verse be: those folks who come in Christ’s name,
“saying, [that] I
[Jesus] am Christ”, are
professing Christ with their lips in order to deceive real
Christians? Since Jesus Christ is
addressing Christians, how could “nut
cases claiming to be Jesus Christ”
be capable of deceiving Christians into following them? Might not a more
reasonable explanation for this capacity of deceiving Christians be that these
many folks are saying that Jesus indeed is Christ while in reality they
are deceivers (and “wolves in
sheep’s clothing”) “in
the very midst of the Church itself”?
In other words, these deceivers are merely “pretend
“For I [i.e., the Apostle Paul] know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. (Verse 30): Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” (Acts 20:29, 30)
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. (Verse 14): And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. (Verse 15): Therefore it is no great thing if his [i.e., Satan’s] ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness…” (II Corinthians 11: 13-15a.)
((Comments by Editor of ETI concerning the preceding two Bible passages:
(1) The “wolves” began infiltrating the Christian Church at its highest levels shortly after the Apostle Paul’s death – as he had predicted through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God.
(2) Notice in II Corinthians 11:13 that these “false apostles” are able to pass themselves off as “apostles of Christ” – no doubt deceiving many sincere Christians. Interestingly, Webster’s 1828 Dictionary tells us that Jesuit missionaries are called “apostles”. Also, the popes of Rome claim “apostolic succession” back to the Apostle Peter, whom they falsely claim was the first Bishop of Rome. (Early church historians don’t even list Peter as a Bishop of Rome – much less as the first Bishop of Rome.))
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.” (II Timothy 4:3)
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily [i.e., secretly; clandestinely; stealthily] shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. (Verse 2): And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. (Verse 3): And through covetousness shall they with feigned [i.e., fictitious, fabricated] words make merchandise of you…” (II Peter 2:1-3a.)
((Comments by Editor of ETI concerning the preceding Bible passage:
(1) In other words, the Apostle Peter is telling us that these false prophets and teachers will be slick con artists who will pretend to be Christians in order to gain the confidence of Christians – to lead them astray doctrinally and/or to reap “monetary profits” from them (e.g., mass cards for the dead)!
(2) “Denying the Lord”: This denial does not have to be only in words; this denial can take the form of “actions taken contrary to God’s Word” or “failure to obey God’s Commandments”.))
“And that because of false brethren unawares [i.e., stealthily; secretly] brought in, who came in privily [i.e., clandestinely; stealthily; secretly] to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.” (Galatians 2:4)
“But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” (Revelation 2:6)
((Comment by Editor of ETI concerning the preceding Bible verse: The Lord Jesus Christ is speaking to the angel (or, messenger) of the church of Ephesus.))
“So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.” (Revelation 2:15)
((Comment by Editor of ETI concerning the preceding Bible verse: The Lord Jesus Christ is speaking to the angel (or, messenger) of the church in Pergamos.))
((NOTE: It certainly wouldn’t hurt to repeat here my earlier comments and questions concerning this term “Nicolaitans”:
(1) Might the Lord Jesus Christ be trying to tell us Christians something through the use of this term “Nicolaitans”? When we break down the “Greek” components of the word, we find the word “nikao” which means to “conquer, overcome, prevail”, and the word “laos” which means “people”. We derive our English word “laity” from the Greek word “laos”.
(2) Could the term “Nicolaitans” signify a group of clergymen, within a rigid ecclesiastical system, who use that hierarchical mechanism to “rule vigorously and forcibly” over the laypersons [i.e., the laity] within that religious system?
(3) Or, as author James Lloyd tells us in “The King James Controversy” (1998; Page 9): “This elevation of the clergy to the status of ‘interpreter’ [of the Holy Bible] for all us ‘foolish’ laymen is referred to as ‘the doctrine of the Nicolaitans’ in the book of Revelation.”))
HERE ARE SOME RELEVANT QUOTATIONS:
“At the Council of Trent [Ed.
Note: 1545-1563], papal leaders and
Jesuits brainstormed about how to counteract Protestantism and bring
defectors back to the mother church. Behind
closed doors, they decided this was to be done, not only through the Inquisition
and torture, but also through THEOLOGY.
What kind of theology?
Here’s the answer: By reinterpreting the prophecies about
‘the man of sin’, ‘the little horn’, and ‘the beast’!
Two very intelligent Spanish Jesuits rose to the challenge: Luis
de Alcasar (1554-1613) of Seville and Francisco Ribera (1537-1591) of Salamanca.
Their strategy was, in a nutshell, one of reapplication and
diversion, yet they went in opposite directions.
After reading the Bible by candlelight like Martin Luther did, [Jesuit
Luis de] Alcasar decided to apply
the Bible’s antichrist prophecies to the ancient past while [Jesuit
Francisco] Ribera applied them to
the distant future. ‘Smart
move!’ was the response from Rome. By
reapplying these prophecies to the past and to the future
instead of to the present, these two tricky Jesuit scholars
sought to divert the prophetic finger light years away from the
VATICAN. Their views quickly
became official positions within the Roman [Catholic]
Church – even though these two
views contradicted each other!”
Steve Wohlberg (End Time DELUSIONS: The Rapture, Antichrist, Israel, and the End of the World; 2004; Page 114)
“In 1590, [Jesuit
Francisco] Ribera published a commentary on [the Bible book of] the
Revelation as a counter-interpretation
to the prevailing view among Protestants which identified the Papacy
with the Antichrist. Ribera
applied all of Revelation but the earliest chapters to the end time
rather than to the history of the Church. Antichrist [per
Jesuit Francisco Ribera]
would be a single evil person who would be received by the Jews and would
George Eldon Ladd (The
Blessed Hope: A Biblical Study of the Second Advent and the Rapture)
“Accordingly, towards the close of the century of the Reformation, two
of her [Rome’s] most learned
doctors set themselves to the task, each endeavoring by different means to
accomplish the same end, namely, that of diverting
men’s minds from perceiving the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Antichrist
in the Papal system.
The [Spanish] Jesuit
[Luis de] Alcasar devoted himself to bring into prominence the Preterist
method of interpretation to show the prophecies of Antichrist were
fulfilled BEFORE the Popes ever ruled at Rome, and therefore could not apply to
the Papacy. On the other hand the
[Francisco] Ribera tried to set aside the application of the prophecies
to Papal Power
by bringing out the Futurist system, which asserts that these prophecies
refer properly not to the career of the Papacy, but to that of some FUTURE supernatural individual, who is yet to
appear, and to continue in power for three and a half years.”
– Joseph Tanner (Daniel
“John Wycliffe in England, Martin Luther in Germany, John Calvin in
France, John Knox in Scotland, Ulrich Zwingli in Switzerland, and countless
others, all preached that the humble
Nazarene was the Christ and that the proud Roman papacy was the antichrist of [Holy]
Scripture. As a result of this
high-impact, double-edged message – for Christ and against
antichrist – the river of history literally changed its course.
thousands of people in
Europe and England forsook
the Roman [Catholic] Church.”
Steve Wohlberg (End Time DELUSIONS: The Rapture, Antichrist, Israel, and the End of the World; 2004; Page 112)
((Ed. Comment concerning the preceding quotation:
This desertion of “hundreds
of thousands” of the “faithful”
from the Roman Catholic Church threatened Papal
Rome’s [i.e., the Papacy’s] financial
base – and possibly even its very existence, and thus could not be tolerated.
The Papacy’s response was to launch “holy crusades” against
innocent farmers and peasants in barbarous religious
genocide against entire regions
and provinces in Europe! Professional
armies were sent with “Papal blessings” to exterminate
innocent men, women, and children! The
Papacy created its “Holy Office of Inquisition” to torture and to
brutalize “liberal” Roman Catholics and so-called Protestant “heretics”
(falsely accused by the Papacy) – and then to turn them over to the
civil authorities for execution! Of
course, the “holy” Inquisition was also used to terrorize many
of the “Roman Catholic faithful” into not leaving the Mother
Church! What kind of institution (organization) – especially one that calls
itself “Christian” – has to rely on torture, terror, and murder
to keep many of its adherents “in line”?))
“…In the eleventh century, the Man of Sin appeared to have attained
the summit of arrogance and blasphemy in the person of [Pope]
Gregory VII. …He
[i.e., Pope Gregory VII] assumed not only the appellation of
‘Universal Bishop’, but also those of ‘Sovereign Pontiff’, ‘Christ’s
Vicar’, ‘Prince of the Apostles’, ‘God on earth’, ‘Lord God the
Pope’, ‘His Holiness’, ‘King
of kings and Lord of lords’,
‘Prince over all nations and kingdoms’, ‘The Most Holy and Most
Blessed’, ‘Master of the Universal World’, ‘Father of Kings’, ‘Light
of the World’, ‘Most High and Sovereign Bishop’, etc., etc.”
Benedict (General History of the Baptist Denomination)
((Ed. Comment concerning the preceding quotation: There is only ONE “King
of kings and Lord of lords”
– and He is the Lord Jesus Christ, not any
other person on earth, including the pope!
(Please see I Timothy 6:14-16.))
“Some persons think us too severe and censorious when we call the Roman pontiff Antichrist.
…I shall briefly show that ([the Apostle] Paul’s words in II Thessalonians [Chapter] 2)
are not capable of any other interpretation than that which applies them to the Papacy.” – John Calvin
(1509-1564; French Protestant reformer)
“Wherefore it followeth Rome to be the seat of antichrist, and the pope to be very antichrist
himself. I could prove the same by
many other Scriptures, old writers, and strong reasons.”
– Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556; English churchman; archbishop of Canterbury;
burned at the stake under the rule of Roman Catholic “Bloody” Queen
Mary I of England)
“[Martin] Luther…proved, by the revelations of [the prophet] Daniel and St. John, by the epistles of St. Paul, St.
Peter, and St. Jude, that the reign of Antichrist, predicted and
described in the Bible, was the Papacy.” – J. H. Merle D’Aubigne (History of the Reformation of the
[William] Tyndale, [Martin] Luther, [John] Calvin, [Thomas]
Cranmer; in the seventeenth century, [John] Bunyan, the translators of
the King James Bible and the men who published the Westminster and Baptist
confessions of Faith; Sir Isaac Newton, [John] Wesley, [George] Whitefield,
Jonathan Edwards; and more recently [Charles] Spurgeon, Bishop J.C. Ryle
and Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones; these men, among countless others, all saw
the office of the Papacy
as the antichrist.”
de Semlyen (All Roads Lead to Rome; 1993; Pages 197, 198)
“Disregarding the maxims and the spirit of the Gospel, the papal
Church, arming herself with the power of the sword, vexed the Church of
God and wasted it for centuries, a period most appropriately termed in history,
the ‘dark ages’. The kings of
the earth gave their power to the Beast.”
– John Foxe (or, Fox) (1516-1587; Foxe’s Book of Martyrs)
((Ed. Comment to the
preceding quote: Foxe’s Book of Martyrs is a must-read book for all
who consider themselves Christians. It
is $13.99 postpaid. To obtain a
copy, please call “The Conversion Center” at 1-800-631-8220. This
book documents the horrible persecution, torture, and murder of innocent
Christians by a power-hungry religious institution bent on exterminating
all opposition to its claims of primacy in the Christian world.))
“[The Pope is] the very antichrist,
and ‘son of perdition’, of whom [the Apostle] Paul speaks.”
– John Knox (1505-1572; Scottish Protestant clergyman and religious reformer)
“We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist.”
Martin Luther (1483-1546; German theologian and religious reformer)
“It is a horrible thing to behold the man who styles himself Christ’s
vicegerent, displaying a magnificence that no emperor can equal.
Is this being like the poor Jesus or the humble
[Apostle] Peter? He [i.e.,
the Pope] is, say they, the lord of the world! But Christ, whose vicar he
boasts of being, said, ‘My kingdom is not of this world.’
Can the dominions of a vicar extend beyond those of his superior?”
– Martin Luther (German Reformer)
((Ed. Comment: The gold, silver, precious stones, and other monetary and
property wealth (to include banking interests) of Papal Rome are so
immense that they probably cannot be properly estimated by anyone who does
not have direct access to their financial books.))
“The oracles of God foretold the rising of an Antichrist in the Christian Church: and
in the Pope of Rome
all the characteristics of that Antichrist are so marvelously answered
that if any who read the Scriptures do not see it, there is a marvelous
blindness upon them.”
Cotton Mather (1663-1728; American clergyman & writer)
“He [i.e., the Pope] is in an emphatic
sense, ‘the Man of Sin’, as he increases all manner of sin above
measure. And he [i.e., the Pope]
is, too, properly styled ‘the Son of Perdition’, as he has caused the
death of numberless multitudes, both of his opposers and followers.
…He it is…that
‘exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped’ [II Thessalonians 2:4]…claiming
the highest power and highest honor…claiming the prerogatives which belong to God alone.”
Wesley (1703-1791; English clergyman & evangelist)
“There is no other head of the church but [i.e., except] the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor can the pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that ‘man of sin’ and ‘son of perdition’ that exalteth himself in the church against Christ and all that is called God.”
The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647)
“[The Pope is] the pretended Vicar of Christ on earth, who sits as God over the Temple of God [Ed. Note: i.e., the body of believers in Christ], exalting himself
not only above all that is called God, but over the souls and consciences of all
his vassals, yea over the Spirit of Christ, over the Holy Spirit, yea, and God
against the God of heaven, thinking to change times and laws; but he is the ‘son
of perdition’ (II Thessalonians 2).”
Roger Williams (1603-1683; English clergyman & colonist in America;
founder of Rhode Island – considered the first Baptist pastor in America)
((Ed. Note: The above quotes, except for Martin Luther’s second quote, were taken from the book End Time DELUSIONS (2004) by Steve Wohlberg.))
“…Imperial kings and pharaohs were priest-‘god’-kings that held the official office and title of Pontifex Maximus, that compels worship from their subjects.” – John Daniel (From his article “Vatican Design Exposed”)
heading the Christian church, [Roman Emperor] Constantine continued to
head the pagan priesthood, to officiate at pagan festivities, and to endow pagan
temples even after he began to build Christian churches. As ‘head of the pagan
priesthood’ he was the ‘Pontifex Maximus’ and needed a similar
title as head of the Christian church. The Christians honored him as ‘Bishop
of Bishops’, while Constantine called himself ‘Vicarius Christi’, (Vicar
…In the Middle Ages, the bishops of Rome began to claim that they were the ‘sole representatives of Christ upon earth’. Demanding that the entire church worldwide must be subject to their rule, they forbade any other bishops to be called ‘papa’ or pope and took to themselves the three titles of [Roman Emperor] Constantine – ‘Pontifex Maximus’, ‘Vicar of Christ’, and ‘Bishop of Bishops’ – which they retain to this day.”
Dave Hunt (A Woman Rides the Beast; 1994; Page 46)
“The popes filled the place of the vacant emperors at Rome, inheriting their power, prestige, and titles [Ed. Note: such as Pontifex Maximus] from paganism. [Roman Emperor] Constantine [Ed. Note: according to the admittedly FORGED “Donation of Constantine”] left all to the Bishop of Rome [i.e., the Pope]. …The Papacy is but the GHOST of the deceased [Pagan] Roman Empire sitting crowned upon its grave.” – STANLEY’S HISTORY (page 40)
popes’ authority even extended to large territories outside Rome acquired in
the eighth century. At that time, with the help of a deliberately fraudulent
document manufactured for the popes known as ‘The Donation of
Constantine’, Pope Stephen III convinced Pepin, king of the Franks and
father of Charlemagne, that territories recently taken by the Lombards from the
Byzantines actually had been given to the papacy by the [Roman] Emperor
Constantine. [King] Pepin
routed the Lombards and handed to the pope the keys to some 20 cities…and
the huge chunk of land joining them along the Adriatic coast.
30 March 315 [A.D.] ‘The Donation [of Constantine]’ declared
that [the Roman Emperor] Constantine had given these lands, along with
Rome and the Lateran Palace, to the popes in perpetuity.
In 1440 this document was proven to be a forgery by
[i.e., through the efforts of] Lorenzo Valla, a papal aide, and is so
recognized by historians today. Yet
allegedly infallible popes continued for centuries to assert that ‘The
Donation [of Constantine]’ was genuine and on that basis to justify
their pomp, power, and possessions.
…Thus the Papal States were literally stolen by the popes from their rightful owners.” – Dave Hunt (A Woman Rides the Beast; 1994; Pages 72, 73)
“Popes during the Middle Ages were not in any sense men who had
inclinations to set examples for morality.
First and foremost, they all came from enormously wealthy backgrounds;
aristocratic warlords determined through the most disgusting corruptions,
bribery, and bloodshed, to have that ultra coveted position.
To be pope was to gain absolute power and wealth beyond the scope of any
other means. Extravagant luxuries, pomp, and excesses, even surpassing
that of the emperor’s table, excited the lust and passions of these
aristocratic families to a fever pitch. Vast
riches were paid to rivaling parties to buy them out or to cast a favorable
vote. Unsuccessful attempts usually led to assassinations. Orgies, incest, homosexuals, mistresses, rape, murder,
plunder, in some of the most shameful scandals known to man, are all
recorded as the every-day rottenest lifestyle of these so-called
‘saintly’ religious rulers [i.e., the popes]. [Papal] Rome was virtually a moral cesspool of corruption; proving
graphically that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Regardless of the opinions of sanctimonious [Roman
Catholic] apologetics, this is
the ‘red, raw meat’ of papal history…”
Peter de Rosa (Ex-Jesuit; Vicars
of Christ – The Dark Side of the Papacy)
“Popes had mistresses of fifteen years of age, were guilty of incest and sexual perversions of every sort, had innumerable children, were murdered in the very act of adultery…” – Peter de Rosa (former Jesuit)
“As for abominations, even [Roman]
Catholic historians admit that
among the popes were some of the most degenerate and unconscionable ogres
in all history. Their numerous
outrageous crimes, many of which are almost beyond belief, have been
recited by many historians from preserved documents that reveal the depths of papal
Dave Hunt (A Woman Rides the Beast;
1994; Page 78)
“It is beyond question that he [i.e., the pope] can err even in matters touching the faith. He does this when he teaches heresy by his own judgment or decretal. In truth, many Roman pontiffs [i.e., popes] were heretics.” (1523)
Pope Adrian VI
(Adrian Florensz Dedal; born-died: 1459-1523; pope: 1522-1523; also seen
in some books as Pope Hadrian VI)
“False religion, superstition, and brute tyranny, since
the dawn of man, have always been used to subject the masses of human beings.
Once one ascends to that exotic and intoxicating
realm to rule with authority over others, to relinquish that power would be
considered plain folly and absurd.”
John Daniel (The
Grand Design Exposed; 1999; Page 65)
((Ed. Comment: Many men are unable to handle power and riches – and also unable to handle the temptation to abuse their positions of power. We must never forget that “absolute power corrupts absolutely”.))
with any ‘pyramidal’ scheme, whether it is in marketing, Freemasonry,
the Jesuits, or the Roman Catholic Church; it is a hierarchy.
Those at the top level of the ‘pyramid’ leech off the efforts and
revenues of the hundreds of thousands [Ed. Note: or, millions] under
them at the lower levels. Nor is it
intended for those while at the bottom to ever know the purposes and affairs of
those at the top. The lower levels
are intentionally lied to and deceived, so as to make them to
‘think’ that they know.
…At the bottom of the [Roman Catholic Church’s hierarchical] pyramid they are taught Christ; at the top, it’s an occult different matter.”
John Daniel (The Grand Design Exposed; 1999; Page 158)
tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
John E. E. Dalberg Acton (1843-1902; English historian)
“And of all plagues with which
mankind are cursed,
Ecclesiastic tyranny is the worst.”
Daniel DeFoe (1660-1731; English writer)
“Power makes men wanton… It intoxicates the mind.” (1771)
Samuel Adams (1722-1803; American statesman & Revolutionary leader)
“It is so very hard today to imagine how anyone could watch and inflict systematic tortures [Ed. Note: as occurred during the so-called “Holy” Inquisitions] designed to bring its victims the most severe and agonizing pain, to the very point of death, yet denying death, and then start the process all over again – even on an animal, much less another human being.”
John Daniel (The Grand Design Exposed; 1999; Page 13)
((Ed. Comment: During the “holy” Inquisition medical doctors were brought in to make sure that the victim did not die while under torture. Medical treatment was often provided to ensure that the victim revived sufficiently so he or she could be put through additional torture (supervised and conducted by the agents of the “Church”). The most horrible atrocities and barbaric acts were committed on human beings “in the name of Christ” by the Roman Catholic Church. What kind of institution uses “torture” on its enemies, and has, at times, even used the threat of torture to keep many of its own adherents “in line” – i.e., to prevent further defections from the ranks of the “faithful”?))
“Through relentless torture, starvation, genocide, massacres,
burning at the stake, against every conceivable fury of [Papal] Rome,
they [i.e., the “seeds of protest”] could not be extinguished.
History estimates that over one hundred million people lost
their lives during that time of [Papal] Roman tyranny.
Is it any wonder that God graphically describes this onslaught of [Papal]
Rome as her being ‘drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood
of the martyrs of Jesus’, and calls her the ‘Beast’?”
John Daniel (The Grand Design Exposed; 1999; Page 27)
Many books have been written speculating just who “the Antichrist” might be. These books often name one particular individual – one who has “not yet assumed” his “End-Time” position of ultimate power. One such book named Prince Charles. Another book named Ronald Reagan. Yet another book named former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. In fact, there have been numerous candidates named in various books for this “job” of “the [End-Time] Antichrist”.
Most prophecy books on the market today agree that “the Antichrist” will arise after the “Church” has been “raptured” off of planet Earth via a massive “air evacuation” PRIOR to the initiation of a horrible “seven year period of great tribulation”. This “eschatological position” is by far the most popular today, and a zillion books, videos, DVDs, etc., have been produced promoting it! In fact, sales of these popular books, videos, DVDs, etc., show that the “prophecy business” is quite lucrative! But is the popular, “majority” view of Bible prophecy today the correct one? Throughout history, has the majority (at certain points in time) always been right? ((At one time, most of the people of the world, to include the Pope of Rome, believed that the Earth was FLAT!))
((Important Note: Many evangelical Christians and Protestants might be surprised to learn that key elements of the current, popular, prophetic “futurism”, to include the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, were developed by Roman Catholic Jesuit writers, such as Emmanuel Lacunza and Francisco Ribera. Such “measures” were taken as part of the Counter-Reformation in order to remove the Antichrist “spotlight” from Papal Rome – i.e., the Papacy.))
Please thoughtfully consider the many quotations given in this issue of ETI. Please also carefully consider the numerous Bible passages quoted in this newsletter. I believe strongly that we have been “fed” a lot of misinformation and disinformation in the arena of Bible prophecy through these popular books, videotapes, and movies concerning the “Last Days”. Much of this prophetic misinformation and disinformation has been based on lies and fables introduced into the Christian Church by Jesuit “wolves in sheep’s clothing” centuries ago! The Holy Bible warns us that “deception” will be rampant in the “End Times”!
A final thought for this introductory section: Many people these days seem to have adopted a mind-set of “holding back” on truth so as not to “offend” anyone. We do nobody a service by adopting such a mind-set. It is true that we should present the truth without undue acrimony [i.e., sharpness; bitterness of expression]; however, GOD through His Holy Word commands that we speak the truth and that we expose evil. (Please see Ephesians 5:11.) Please consider this quote by Dave Hunt (taken from page 403 of his outstanding book A Woman Rides the Beast; 1994):
“We are told to love one another as Christ has loved us. Pop psychology trivializes that command by equating it with a ‘positive’ attitude. Forgotten is the first duty of love: to speak the truth (Ephesians 4:15). Real love does not flatter or soothe when correction is needed but [rather] points out the error which is blinding and harming the loved one. Christ said, ‘As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous, therefore, and repent’ (Revelation 3:19). Instead, the idea is now current that love excludes rebuke, ignores the truth, and seeks unity at any price. Only disaster can result.”
II. IT IS GOOD VERSUS EVIL (NOT Roman Catholic Versus Protestant)!
Many of the earliest “reformers” were Roman
Catholics (such as Martin
Luther) who tried, at least initially, to work for change within the Roman Catholic Church. They initially had no intention of
leaving the Roman Catholic Church, but rather wanted to purge out those false doctrines and practices that had slowly crept into the Church over the
centuries! Please consider the following quotation by Steve Wohlberg, author of
the book End Time DELUSIONS: The Rapture, the Antichrist, Israel, and the
End of the World; 2004:
Century Christians should realize [that] it was sincere Catholics
wanting a change [in the Roman Catholic Church] that originally
spearheaded the Reformation. Initially,
they had no thought of leaving the Mother Church but simply wanted
to redirect their [Roman] Catholic countrymen away from the traditions
of men and to lead them back to the pure truths of the Word [of
…In the 1500s, as a result of the invention of the printing press, countless European and English Catholics read the Bible for the first time in their lives. As a result, they uncovered the good news of salvation through trusting in Christ. At the same time, to their shock and amazement, they also realized that many Romish doctrines – including praying to dead saints and confessing to priests – actually led away from a simple faith in the merits of the Lamb [of God – i.e., Jesus Christ]. Compelled by the [Holy] Spirit, these sincere [Roman] Catholics tried to reform the church they loved from within. They preached the gospel and even appealed to the Pope. The result was fury, intense opposition, threats of flames, and the ugly cry, ‘You’re now a candidate for the Inquisition!’ As the conflict deepened, those who saw the [Holy] Bible as their final authority began to have serious doubts about the basic authority of a church that utilized torture chambers. In other words, they began to question whether the Holy Apostolic Roman Catholic Church, as an institution centered in popes and the Vatican, was really the Bride of Jesus Christ in the first place.” (Pages 88, 89)
The “wolves” that the Apostles warned us about have frequently, in the last several
centuries, come in the form of members of “secret societies” (Jesuits and high-level Freemasons)
who have infiltrated and taken over the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic
Church and most of the other large denominations. Additionally, members of these
“secret societies” have also infiltrated many non-Roman Catholic
seminaries. Sadly, these “wolves” have
sown a whole lot of false
doctrine. Much of this false
doctrine can be found in the “prophetic arena”.
((NOTE: Roman Catholics themselves have also frequently been the victims
of the Jesuits.
A number of popes, such as Clement XIII and Clement XIV, were
assassinated by the Jesuits.
A number of Roman Catholic monarchs, such as King Henry III of France and
King Henry IV of France, were assassinated by the Jesuits.
The Jesuits for centuries have
been purging so-called “liberal” Roman Catholics (who love God’s
Word) from any positions of power within the Roman Catholic Church’s
hierarchy. Professor Walter J.
Veith tells us: “At the Council of Trent many a Roman Catholic stood up and
said, ‘The Word and the Word alone!’”
Dr. Veith adds, “So there were many [Roman Catholics]
that weren’t ‘in line’ [with the hierarchy of Roman Catholic Church at
the time of the Council of Trent], so the [Roman Catholic] Church
itself needed a purging.” Indeed,
the purging process has been going on for several centuries, with the infamous
Jesuit Order leading this relentless purge against “liberals” and
7): “After this I [i.e., the prophet Daniel] saw in the night
visions, and behold a fourth beast [i.e., a fourth king or kingdom
– see verses 17 and 23], dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and
it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake [i.e., broke] in pieces,
and stamped [i.e., stomped] the residue with the feet of it: and it was
diverse [i.e., different] from all the beasts [i.e., kings or
kingdoms] that were before it; and it had ten horns.
(Verse 8): I [i.e., Daniel] considered the horns, and, behold,
there came up among them another LITTLE HORN, before
whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots:
and, behold, in this [little] horn were eyes like
the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.
16): I [i.e., Daniel] came near unto one of them that stood by, and
asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know [i.e.,
understand] the interpretation of the things [i.e., the things Daniel had
seen in his visions]. (Verse
17): These great beasts, which are four, are four kings [i.e., or,
kingdoms], which shall arise out of the earth.
…(Verse 19): Then I [i.e., Daniel] would know [i.e., wished to understand] the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse [i.e., different] from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake [i.e., broke] in pieces, and stamped [i.e., stomped] the residue with his feet; (Verse 20): And of the ten horns that were in his [i.e., the fourth beast’s/kingdom’s] head, and of the other [horn] which came up, and before whom three [horns] fell; even of that [little] horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. (Verse 21): I [i.e., Daniel] beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; (Verse 22): Until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. (Verse 23): Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse [i.e., different] from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. (Verse 24): And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse [i.e., different] from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. (Verse 25): And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they [i.e., God’s saints] shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time [i.e., 3 ½ years = 42 months = 1260 days].” (Daniel 7:7, 8, 16, 17, and 19-25)
((Comments by Editor of ETI concerning the preceding Bible passage:
(1) (Verses 7 and 8): (Compare Revelation 13:1) Just about all Bible prophecy scholars agree that the “fourth beast” named here in Daniel 7:7 and 7:19 was the [Pagan] Roman Empire. And most Bible scholars agree that “the fourth beast and the little horn” in Daniel Chapter 7 fit the same descriptions as the beast found in Revelation 13:1-7.
(2) (Verses 20 and 24): The Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D., and ten kingdoms arose out of its “ashes” in the western portion of the Empire: the Franks, the Alamanni, the Suevi, the Anglo-Saxons, the Lombards, the Visigoths, the Burgundians, the Ostrogoths, the Vandals, and the Heruli (also known as the Heruls, Eruli, or Eruloi). These last three kingdoms fell literally into oblivion as papal power rose in Rome. In 538 A.D. Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (“the Great”) recognized the bishop of Rome (the Pope) as the head of all religions.
(3) (Verses 21 and 25): (Compare Revelation 13:5-7) “The little horn” made war (i.e., “holy” crusades, “holy” wars, and “holy” Inquisition) with the saints and prevailed against them for 1260 prophetic “days” (i.e., “years” – see Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:6). Most Protestant Bible scholars for over 300 years recognized that “the little horn” was the Papacy. The Papacy reigned for 1260 literal years from its official recognition in 538 A.D. until 1798 when French General Berthier entered Rome, imprisoned the pope, and shut down the Papacy.
(4) (Verse 20): A study of papal pronouncements (such as the pope claiming to be the King of kings and Lord of lords) should convince any reasonable person that many popes have had “a mouth that spake very great things”, [and a] “look more stout than his fellows”.
(5) (Verse 25): “[Thinking] to change times and laws”: The Papacy ignored and forsook the Holy Commandment of the LORD God Almighty to honor and keep holy the seventh day, the Sabbath (see the Fourth Commandment – Deuteronomy 5:12-15), and substituted in its place SUN-day – the first day of the week. Additionally, some of the earlier Roman Catholic Catechisms totally removed the Second Commandment, and then divided the Tenth Commandment into two parts so they would still have 10 commandments – minus the controversial Second Commandment. By the way, the Second Commandment reads: “Thou shalt not make thee any graven [i.e., carved; chiseled] image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them [i.e., the graven images], nor serve them…” (Deuteronomy 5:8, 9 a.)
(6) Please remember this key point about Bible prophecy: There are times when Bible prophecy is “layered” – having both a NEAR and a FAR “time” application [i.e., a “dual application”], or is applicable to more than one individual or location or nation/kingdom.))
((IMPORTANT NOTE: Did you know that Almighty GOD promised a “blessing” to those who would study and heed the book of Revelation? He did – please read Revelation 1:3.))
(Verse 1): “And I [i.e., the Apostle John] stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (Verse 2): And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. (Verse 3): And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. (Verse 4): And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?’ (Verse 5): And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. (Verse 6): And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. (Verse 7): And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (Verse 8): And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13:1-8)
((Comments by Editor of ETI concerning the preceding Bible passage:
(1) (Verses 1 and 2): (Compare Daniel 7:3-7, 19, 20, 23 and 24) Just about all Bible prophecy scholars agree that the “fourth beast” named in Daniel 7:7 and 7:19 was the [Pagan] Roman Empire. (NOTE: The Papacy inherited the role of Pontifex Maximus from the Roman emperors!) And most Bible scholars agree that “the fourth beast and the little horn” in Daniel Chapter 7 fit the same descriptions as the beast found here in Revelation 13:1-7. The [Pagan] Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D., and ten separate kingdoms arose out of its “ashes” in the western portion of the Empire: the Franks, the Alamanni, the Suevi, the Anglo-Saxons, the Lombards, the Visigoths, the Burgundians, the Ostrogoths, the Vandals, and the Heruli (also known as the Heruls, Eruli, or Eruloi). These last three kingdoms fell literally into oblivion as papal power rose in Rome. In 538 A.D. Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (“the Great”) recognized the bishop of Rome (the Pope) as the head of all religions.
(2) (Verse 3): “As it were”: It appeared that this beast had received a deadly wound – yet the “wound” was healed. Though the Papacy looked like it had received a “deadly wound” when French General Berthier arrested the pope in 1798 and shut down the Papacy, yet the Papacy is back as a major geopolitical-financial-religious player on the world scene today! (Some folks would argue that the Papacy is THE major geopolitical-financial-religious player on the world scene today!) The Papacy (the hierarchical head of the ROMAN Catholic Church) is the religious-geopolitical extension of the Pagan ROMAN Empire!
(3) (Verses 5, 6, and 7): (Compare Daniel 7:11, 20, 21, and 25):
(a.) “42 months” = 1260 prophetic “days”, or 1260 years. “The little horn” described in Daniel Chapter 7 made war (i.e., “holy” crusades, “holy” wars, and “holy” Inquisition) with the saints and prevailed against them for 1260 prophetic/symbolic “days” (i.e., “years” – see Numbers 14:34 and Ezekiel 4:6). Most Protestant Bible scholars for over 300 years recognized that “the little horn” of Daniel was the Papacy, which reigned over the kings of the earth for 1260 literal years from its official recognition in 538 A.D. until 1798 when French General Berthier entered Rome, imprisoned the pope, and shut down the Papacy.
(b.) “42 months” (“dual application”): John Daniel, author of the book The Grand Design Exposed, tells us in his article entitled “Vatican Design Exposed” (posted on Internet web site: www.vaticandesignexposed.com) the following: “While under the Sixth Head rule of Rome during the Dark Ages, the 42 months are symbolic and become 1260 years. But after the wound of [Papal] Rome is healed and becomes the Seventh Head, the intensity of evil is condensed into a literal 42 months.” In other words, this Papal Romish power, which appeared to have a deadly wound in 1798 when General Berthier shut down the Papacy, will be putting the “finishing touches” on its tremendous “comeback” soon. (The Papacy has already “come a long way, baby” from 1798 to the present time! In fact, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini fully “restored” the Vatican – the Papacy – in Italy in 1929!) John Daniel and some other writers on Bible prophecy believe that the Pope (the Pontifex Maximus) will, in his final “act” as Supreme Pontiff of the World, establish his headquarters in Jerusalem and “rule vigorously and forcibly” for a literal 1260 days (3 ½ months) of renewed “holy Inquisition” (on a grand scale). As Supreme Pontiff in Jerusalem, Pontifex Maximus will be fulfilling the final role on earth of this ROMISH ANTICHRIST that has been in operation for over a thousand plus years (including an unbroken streak of 1260 literal years where “holy wars, holy crusades, and holy Inquisition” were more often the “rule” rather than the “exception”)!
(c.) “Blaspheming God”: Webster’s 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language gives as one definition of the word “blaspheme” the following: “To arrogate the prerogatives of God”. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “arrogate” as follows: “To assume…more than is proper; to make undue claims from vanity or false pretensions to right or merit.” Two Biblical examples of “blaspheming” are found in the New Testament:
In Mark Chapter 2 the religious leaders accused the Lord Jesus Christ of blasphemy because He forgave a man his sins. The scribes replied, “Why doth this man [referring to Jesus Christ] thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only [i.e., alone]?”
In John Chapter
10 we find the Jews getting ready to stone Jesus Christ because they believed
that He “being a man” was making Himself out [to be] “God”.
(Please see John 10:33.) And what
do we see the Papacy doing? They
claim that their priesthood can “forgive sins” in the place of
Almighty GOD. The Roman Pontiff
(the pope) (also known as Pontifex Maximus) unduly
[i.e., improperly] claims to be the “Vicar of Christ” on earth.
A study of papal pronouncements (such as the pope unduly claiming to be
the ‘King of kings and Lord of lords’) should convince any reasonable
person that many popes have had “a mouth that spake very great
things”, [and a] “look more stout than his fellows”
(as described in Daniel Chapter 7). Pope Leo XIII said, “We [popes]
hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.”
(NOTE: It would be appropriate to repeat here a quotation by David Benedict that was given earlier in this newsletter: “…In the eleventh century, the Man of Sin appeared to have attained the summit of arrogance and blasphemy in the person of [Pope] Gregory VII. …He [i.e., Pope Gregory VII] assumed not only the appellation of ‘Universal Bishop’, but also those of ‘Sovereign Pontiff’, ‘Christ’s Vicar’, ‘Prince of the Apostles’, ‘God on earth’, ‘Lord God the Pope’, ‘His Holiness’, ‘King of kings and Lord of lords’, ‘Prince over all nations and kingdoms’, ‘The Most Holy and Most Blessed’, ‘Master of the Universal World’, ‘Father of Kings’, ‘Light of the World’, ‘Most High and Sovereign Bishop’, etc., etc.”)
(4) It is worth repeating this key point about Bible prophecy: There are times when Bible prophecy is “layered” – having both a NEAR and a FAR “time” application [i.e., a “dual application”], or is applicable to more than one individual or location or nation/kingdom.))
(Verse 11): “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Verse 12): And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (Verse 13): And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, (Verse 14): And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (Verse 15): And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (Verse 16): And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: (Verse 17): And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. (Verse 18): Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.” (Revelation 13:11-18)
((Comments by Editor of ETI concerning the preceding Bible passage:
(1) (Verse 11): “The story of TWO beasts”: John Daniel and a number of other writers on Bible prophecy see this “beast coming up out of the earth” as the United States of America. John Daniel, in his article “Vatican Design Exposed” states: “Revelation 13:11-18 is about a power that rises up in a way that is different from all the others, in that, all those before it rose up out of the ‘sea’. He further states that this “different” nation/kingdom “comes up, not out of the sea, but out of the earth…rising to power in an unpopulated area.” (Much of America was largely unpopulated at the time of its rising to power.) He adds: “America grew into a power just after [Papal] Rome had lost its [temporal power].” (Ed. suggestion: For a deeper look into this subject, please see John Daniel’s web site: www.vaticandesignexposed.com.)
(Special Ed. Comment: If you have trouble believing that the USA could be involved in “End-Time Prophecy”, or that the USA would actively support the miraculous healing of the Papacy’s apparent “deadly wound”, then you need to do a little investigation of the Jesuit and Freemason involvement in setting up the USA, and the occult symbolism that abounds in the layout of Washington D.C., and on the back of the dollar bill, to name just two examples! The Jesuit Order, headed by the “Black Pope” – the Jesuit Superior General, controls Freemasonry and the Vatican. F. Tupper Saussy’s book Rulers of Evil presents some pretty good evidence of Jesuit involvement in the setting up of the USA.)
(2) (Verses 12 and 14): (Compare Rev. 13:3 and 5): Again, the Papacy received what appeared to be a “deadly wound” in 1798 (after a 1260-year literal reign over the kings of the earth) when General Berthier shut down the Papacy on Napoleon’s orders!
(3) (Verse 18): “Counting the n-u-m-b-e-r of the beast”: “Six hundred threescore and six”: In other words, the number of this “beast” should add up to 666. Interestingly, on the Pope’s crown we find the following title in Latin: “Vicarius Filii Dei” (whose Latin equivalents of “numbers for letters” adds up to EXACTLY 666)!
(4) (Verses 16 and 17): “The MARK of the beast”: Much has been written in modern books on Bible prophecy concerning this “MARK”. Editor of ETI believes that possibly way too much attention (Could it be a DIVERSION?) is being put on the “physical” aspect of this “mark” (e.g., a high-tech chip) rather than upon the “spiritual” aspect of this “mark” (i.e., ALLEGIANCE to a false system that is ANTICHRIST)! With current advances in technology, there may indeed be a mandated “chipping” of the world’s population; however, the MAIN threat to one’s soul may be in “mental” (the forehead) ALLEGIANCE to this beast ANTICHRIST system, and in “actions” (the right hand) supporting it! As I wrote in a recent TTT newsletter entitled “Death by Government and Death by Church”, we had all better look out when CHURCH and STATE combine in genocide – and the prophecies in Revelation indeed point to a tremendous LOSS OF LIFE during the “End Times” when these last two “beasts” in Revelation 13:11-18 combine to slaughter millions upon millions of human beings!
(5) It is worth repeating this key point about Bible prophecy: There are times when Bible prophecy is “layered” – having both a NEAR and a FAR “time” application [i.e., a “dual application”], or is applicable to more than one individual or location or nation/kingdom.))
(Verse 8): “And there followed another angel, saying, ‘Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.’ (Verse 9): And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, (Verse 10): The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: (Verse 11): And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.’” (Revelation 14:8-11)
((Comments by Editor of ETI concerning the preceding Bible passage:
(1) (Verse 8): “Babylon”: Much has been written about just whom or what “Babylon” is. Some believe that “great city” “Babylon” to be Rome/the Papacy (as “ecclesiastical Babylon”); others believe that “great city” “Babylon” to be New York City (as “commercial Babylon”); others believe that “great city” “Babylon” to actually be the ancient and magnificent city of Babylon (which stood on the Euphrates River as the capital of Babylonia); and still others believe that “great city” “Babylon” to be Jerusalem. There may still be others who might believe that “great city” “Babylon” to be Washington, D.C. (as capital of “political/military End-Times Babylon”). And again it is worth repeating this key point about Bible prophecy: There are times when Bible prophecy is “layered” – having both a NEAR and a FAR “time” application [i.e., a “dual application”], or is applicable to more than one individual or location or nation/kingdom. The book of Revelation clearly shows that at least one of the above-mentioned cities is going to get “smoked” (i.e., destroyed)!
Editor of ETI strongly believes that an in-depth study of Daniel Chapter 7 and the entire book of Revelation (especially chapters 13, 14, 17 and 18) should give the reader a pretty good idea who or what the main candidate is, or who or what the main candidates are!
(2) Possibly the very most important thing to know about “Babylon” is that the LORD God Almighty commands His people to “come out of her”!
In Revelation 18:4 we read: “…Come out of her [i.e., “Babylon the great” – see Revelation 18:2], my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues…” (Please compare Jeremiah 51:6, 9, and 45.) When we read about the “plagues” in Revelation (which certainly look a lot like the “plagues” that fell on Egypt in the book of Exodus), it should encourage us to do a deeper study of Bible prophecy as found in Daniel Chapter 7 and the entire book of Revelation – so that we can recognize who or what “Babylon” is – and then, if we are in “Babylon”, to get “out of her”!))
(Verse 1): “And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials [i.e., small bottles of thin glass], and talked with me [i.e., the Apostle John], saying unto me, ‘Come hither; I will shew [i.e., show] unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: (Verse 2): With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.’ (Verse 3): So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (Verse 4): And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: (Verse 5): And upon her forehead was a name written, ‘MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH’. (Verse 6): And I [i.e., the Apostle John] saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration [i.e., amazement]. (Verse 7): And the angel said unto me, ‘Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carried her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. (Verse 8): The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. (Verse 9): And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. (Verse 10): And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. (Verse 11): And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. (Verse 12): And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. (Verse 13): These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. (Verse 14): These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.’ (Verse 15): And he saith unto me, ‘The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. (Verse 16): 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. (Verse 17): 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. (Verse 18): And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.’” (Revelation 17:1-18)
(Verse 2): “And he [i.e., another angel] cried mightily with
a strong voice, saying, ‘Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen,
and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul
spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. (Verse 3): For all
nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the
kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the
earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.’ (Verse 4): And
I [i.e., the Apostle John] heard another voice from heaven, saying, ‘Come
out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that
ye receive not of her plagues’.
(Verse 5): For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath
remembered her iniquities.
…(Verse 7): 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’. (Verse 8): Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. (Verse 9): And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, (Verse 10): Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come. (Verse 11): And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more: (Verse 12): The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine [i.e., scented or precious] wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble, (Verse 13): And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men. (Verse 14): And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. (Verse 15): The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, (Verse 16): And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! (Verse 17): For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, (Verse 18): And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city! (Verse 19): And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! For in one hour is she made desolate. (Verse 20): Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her. (Verse 21): And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. (Verse 22): And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; (Verse 23): And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. (Verse 24): And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.” (Revelation 18:2-5; 7-24)
((Comments by Editor of ETI concerning the two preceding Bible passages, Revelation 17:1-18 and Revelation 18:2-5; 7-24:
(1) As author Dave Hunt puts it so well in his book A Woman Rides the Beast:
paramount feature common to all [empires] was the unity between
throne [i.e., government] and altar [i.e., the religious system],
between prince and priest.
…The pagan priests – astrologers, magicians, sorcerers, [and] soothsayers – were the emperor’s close advisers, and often the hidden influence controlling the empire. Thus a principle characteristic of this ‘woman’ [in Revelation chapters 17 and 18], who is both a city and a spiritual entity, will be her adulterous relationships with secular governments.” (1994; Page 52)
(2) (Revelation 17:4): “The woman…arrayed in purple and scarlet color”: Dave Hunt in his book A Woman Rides the Beast (1994) quotes Our Sunday Visitor’s CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA as follows:
color for bishops and other prelates is purple, for cardinals scarlet…”
(3) (Revelation 17:5): “MYSTERY”: As Dave Hunt also points out in his book A Woman Rides the Beast; 1994; Page 68:
“As for ‘MYSTERY’,
that name imprinted on the woman’s forehead is the perfect designation for
Vatican City. ‘Mystery’
is at the very heart of Roman Catholicism, from the words ‘Mysterium
fide’ pronounced at the alleged transubstantiation of the bread and wine into
the literal body and blood of Christ to the enigmatic
‘apparitions of Mary’ around the world.
Every sacrament, from baptism to extreme unction, manifests the mysterious
power which the faithful must believe the priests wield, but for which there is no
visible evidence. Rome’s new
Catechism explains that liturgy ‘aims to initiate souls into the mystery of
Christ’…and that all
of the Church’s liturgy is a ‘mystery’.”
(Ed. Note: In the Pauline epistles, the Apostle Paul
talks about the “mystery” [of
the gospel of Jesus Christ] being revealed and made manifest through the Holy
Spirit of God. The “mysteries” in Roman Catholicism are made manifest by their priesthood from “traditions”
rather than from God’s Holy Spirit – the same Holy
Spirit that inspired the writings of the Holy Bible!)
(4) Please see the “Summary” section in this newsletter – it indeed sums up who this harlot – this “religious” whore – is!))
The information (verses from the Bible and numerous quotations) contained in this newsletter, I believe, is overwhelming in its identification of who the real Antichrist is – especially as concerns this Antichrist who has been operating for centuries and sitting “in the place of” Jesus Christ – and it is the Roman Pontiff (the pope of Rome)! Roman Catholics and non-Catholics must carefully read and re-read the many Bible verses and passages contained within this newsletter, and also check out other verses and passages that were referenced.
Chapter 7 of
the book of Daniel showed us a “little horn” that:
· Spoke pompous, proud words (e.g., assuming titles belonging only to God)
· Made war on God’s saints (e.g., “holy” crusades, “holy” wars, and “holy” Inquisition)
· Wore out God’s saints for 1260 prophetic years
· Thought to change times and laws (e.g., changing the seventh day Sabbath to first day Sunday worship)
Additionally, Steve Wohlberg, in his book End Time DELUSIONS, summarizes “Hell’s Harlot” from Revelation Chapters 14, 17, and 18 as follows:
“She is a ‘Mother’ (Revelation 17:5)
She has harlot daughters (Rev. 17:5)
She sits on ‘seven mountains’ (Rev. 17:9)
Her colors are ‘purple and scarlet’ (Rev.
She is extremely wealthy with lots of ‘gold’ (Rev.
She is ‘drunk with the blood of the saints’ (Rev.
She is a ‘great city’ (Rev. 17:18)
She has ruled ‘over the kings of the earth’ (Rev.
She intoxicates ‘all nations’ with her ‘wine’
[Ed. Note: doctrine] (Rev. 14:8)
Many of God’s own people are still inside of her (Rev.
18:4)” (Page 186)
Dear reader, the Papacy has Protestant denominations as her “daughters”, and she claims to be the “Mother” Church. The Papacy sits in Rome on “seven mountains/hills”. The Papacy uses both “purple” and “scarlet” as colors for her high-ranking clergymen. The Papacy’s possessions of “gold”, precious gems, and other forms of wealth are immense, staggering, and legendary! The Papacy has tortured, butchered, and murdered from 50 million to 100 million Christians just during the Dark Ages, using “holy” wars, “holy” crusades, and “holy” Inquisition to exterminate the populations of entire provinces and regions for their failure to bow to papal authority! Rome is indeed a “great city” that has through the Papacy ruled over many monarchs throughout history. The doctrines of Roman Catholicism (her “wine”) have been spread all around the globe. True Christians still reside “inside” this Church.
What other institution or organization or religion in all the world fits the combined descriptions of this “religious-geopolitical juggernaut” given in Daniel Chapter 7 and in Revelation Chapters 13, 14, 17 and 18 like the Papacy clearly does? No other institution, organization, or religion in history even comes close to fulfilling all the descriptions given in the Holy Bible for this “beast” – this “little horn” – that has slaughtered millions upon millions of Bible-believing Christians! Indeed, Papal Rome is “drunk with the blood of the saints”!
I do not see how any “honest” person can come to any other conclusion. The question is: Now that you know all this, what will you do with this information?
WARNING: It is quite likely that “Marian Apparitions” will be used to mislead many people during the “End Times”. It is also quite likely that the Jesuit-controlled Vatican will use certain “Marian Apparition” messages as “justification” for the commands they will be passing down through the Vatican’s hierarchical system to the “faithful” for carrying out the agenda of the so-called “New World Order” – i.e., the one-world government and the one-world religion (led by the Jesuit-controlled Papacy) combining to oppress the peoples of the world! Here are two books dealing with “Marian Apparitions” that you might want to read:
(1) Messages from Heaven by Jim Tetlow; 271 pages; 2002; Publisher: Eternal Productions; ISBN 0-9717561-0-4; $17.80 postpaid: This book measures messages from Marian Apparitions against the standard of the Holy Bible. To order by credit card, please call “Chick Publications” at 1-909-987-0771. (Ask them about the VHS & DVD by the same title.)
(2) Queen of All by Jim Tetlow, Roger Oakland, and Brad Myers; 151 pages; 2006; Eternal Productions; ISBN 0-9717561-1-2; $12.85 postpaid: This book not only examines the messages given by Marian Apparitions, but also shows the importance of the Blessed Mary in other religions, including Islam. To order by credit card, please call “Chick Publications” at 1-909-987-0771.
“Preterism” (in its most extreme form) is totally wrong to promote the view that ALL Bible prophecies for the “end times” have already been fulfilled. Obviously, the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is STILL on the horizon. There is also another event still on the horizon – and that is the final slaughter of the saints during the period described in the Holy Bible as the time of “great tribulation”.
Christians will go through this period of renewed “holy Inquisition”, “holy war”, and “holy crusade” which will be orchestrated by the Jesuit-controlled Vatican, and will not escape prior to “all hell breaking out” through a massive “air evacuation” off of planet Earth which modern prophecy writers call the “Pre-tribulation Rapture”. (NOTE: The Pre-Tribulation Rapture is largely a fictional prophetic concoction whose main ingredients were provided by a Chilean Jesuit of Spanish descent named Emmanuel Lacunza in his 4-volume book, The Coming of the Messiah in Glory and Majesty. Lacunza died in 1801. Edward Irving translated Lacunza’s book from Spanish into English, and this English edition was published in 1827.) Sadly, because of this Pre-Tribulation Rapture “doctrine”, many Christians are not, nor will they be, prepared for the horrors soon to be visited upon this world!
The “False Prophet”: While this issue of ETI is about the “Antichrist”, I will offer but a brief word about the “False Prophet”. The “False Prophet” is mentioned in Revelation 16:13, 19:20, and 20:10. Some folks in the Seventh Day Adventist camp believe “apostate Protestantism” is the “False Prophet” seen in Revelation. Author John Daniel believes the “False Prophet” to be the USA, and that “apostate Protestantism” is simply the “daughters” of the “whore” spoken of in Revelation chapters 17 and 18. Author James Lloyd has stated that the “False Prophet” is the pope. What we can say with certainty is that the “False Prophet” is a major supporter of this final End-Time “Beast” power/empire!
It is clearly evident that much of “apostate Protestantism” is
helping to advance the Papacy’s agenda in the ecclesiastical
arena (i.e., helping, for example, in the ecumenical movement). The USA sure seems to be advancing the Papacy’s
geopolitical-military agenda. ((A study of the “behind-the-scenes”
activities by the Vatican in both World War I and World War II should prove to
most honest individuals the Vatican’s tremendous geopolitical power and
influence in our world!))
And please do remember what I stated numerous times in this newsletter: Bible prophecy at times has “dual application” – a near-far time for fulfillment. The 1260 “prophetic” years found its fulfillment in the reign of the Papacy from 538 A.D. through 1798. There still remains to be fulfilled a much shorter reign of 1260 “literal days” that will find the Pope ruling from Jerusalem. ((Please read John Daniel’s commentary on this topic on his Internet web site: www.vaticandesignexposed.com.))
“The absurd and erroneous doctrines or ravings in defense of liberty of conscience, are a most pestilential error – a pest, of all others, most to be dreaded in a State.” – Pope Pius IX (Encyclical Letter; August 15, 1854)
State has not the right to leave every man free to embrace
whatever religion he should deem true.
[Roman Catholic] Church has the right to require that the Catholic
religion shall be the religion of the State, to the exclusion of all
…Cursed be those who assert liberty of conscience and of worship and such that maintain that the [Roman Catholic] Church may not employ force.”
The Syllabus Errorum of Pope Pius IX (December 1864)
“The unrestrained freedom
of thinking and of openly making known one’s thoughts is not inherent in the rights of citizens and is by no means worthy of favor
– Pope Gregory XVI (Bartolomeo Alberto
Cappellari; born-died: 1765-1846; pope: 1831-1846)
“The Constitution of the United States was condemned by the Papacy because it separated church and state and prohibited the establishment of any religion [Ed. Note: as an official State religion] by the government. The popes, on the other hand, had long required governments to make Roman Catholicism the official religion and to prohibit the practice of any other.”
Dave Hunt (A Woman Rides the Beast; 1994; Page 126)
“If [Roman] Catholics ever gain a sufficient numerical majority in this country [i.e., the USA], religious freedom is at an end.”
[Roman Catholic] Bishop of St. Louis (November 23, 1851)
“When the United States rules the world, the [Roman] Catholic Church will rule the world.” – Archbishop Quigley (1903; The Chicago Tribune)
“It is my opinion that if the liberties
of this country – the United States of America – are destroyed, it
will be by the subtlety of the Roman Catholic Jesuit
priests, for they are the most crafty, dangerous enemies to civil and religious liberty.
They have instigated most of the wars of Europe.”
– Marquis de LaFayette (1757-1834; French statesman and general)
Roman Catholic Americans and non-Roman Catholic Americans need to understand that the Papacy has nearly always opposed “freedom of religion” (except for those few times and places where Roman Catholicism was in the minority – then and only then would the Vatican call for “freedom of religion”). Wherever Roman Catholicism has become a majority in a State, she (i.e., the Roman Catholic Church) indeed has tried vigorously to have all other religions suppressed or exterminated – especially those non-Roman Catholic Christians who have challenged her authority to overrule the Holy Bible with her traditions or her authority to rule over kings and kingdoms!
Numerous popes (including recent ones) have supported the United Nations and the movement toward a one-world government and a one-world religion. Relatively few Americans recognize the fact that the Vatican (controlled by the Jesuit Order and P-2 Masonry) is without doubt the most powerful religious-geopolitical-financial “player” on the global “chess board”. Even fewer will admit to that fact. Yet the Vatican helped foment and orchestrate two world wars! The Vatican supported Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Fascist Croatia, and other Fascist regimes during World War II. The Vatican planned and carried out religious genocide against 600,000 to 1 million innocent Serb Orthodox Christians in the 1940s. ((Please remember that Roman Catholic clergymen (mostly Franciscan priests, monks, and friars) led and participated in the most barbarous torture and murder of innocent Serb men, women, and children during this monstrous genocide.)) Torture, murder, and mayhem “in the name of Christ” are not limited to the distant past. Will America be the next target of “religious genocide” when we go under total martial law? Was the Vatican’s Holocaust in Croatia in the 1940s a “pattern” of what will be used here soon in the USA?
1. If you think that this issue of the ETI newsletter contains important information, then please make as many copies of it as possible, and give them away “free of charge” to your relatives, friends, and neighbors.
2. Please do in-depth research on this topic. Your primary sources of study must be the books of Daniel and Revelation in the Holy Bible. Again, I recommend studying through the entire Bible each and every year.
3. IMPORTANT: For some very interesting information on the books of Daniel and Revelation, please check out John Daniel’s article “Vatican Design Exposed” on his Internet web site: www.vaticandesignexposed.com.
4. If at all possible, purchase some of the excellent “information tools” listed below to help in this study of Bible prophecy and also of those historic events that reveal the fulfillment of a number of prophecies found in Holy Scripture:
a. The 411-page paperback book The Grand Design Exposed by John Daniel; 1999; Publisher: CHJ Publishing; ISBN 0-927022-41-9; $20 postpaid: This book is a well-documented exposé about Jesuit control of Freemasonry. It also fills in many “historical gaps” concerning the sinister activities of the Jesuit Order. (This book also deals with some very important aspects of Bible prophecy!) To order a copy, please make check or money order payable to “American Sentry Books”, and mail it to: American Sentry Books // P.O. Box 14 // Crawley, WV 24931. ((If you have any questions on bulk orders, please call 1-304-392-6155.))
b. The 220-page paperback book End Time DELUSIONS: The Rapture, the Antichrist, Israel, and the End of the World by Steve Wohlberg; 2004; Publisher: Treasure House (Destiny Image); ISBN 0-7684-2960-9: This book convincingly refutes errors in Dispensationalism – including the Pretribulation Rapture and the 7-year period of tribulation. It also refutes “delusions” about who the Antichrist is and who “Israel” is. You can purchase this book for $15 postpaid by making check or money order payable to “White Horse Media”, and mailing it to: White Horse Media // P.O. Box 8057 // Fresno, CA 93727. You can also check at your local Christian bookstore, or visit the following web site: www.whitehorsemedia.com. To purchase a copy via credit card, please call toll-free 1-800-78-BIBLE.
c. The 550-page paperback book A Woman Rides the Beast by Dave Hunt; 1994; Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; ISBN 1-56507-199-9; $16.80 postpaid: This book has chapters on the Croatian Holocaust of World War II, the Vatican Ratlines that helped Nazi and Fascist war criminals escape punishment at the end of World War II, and much more. To order, make check or money order payable to “Chick Publications”, and mail it to: Chick Publications // P.O. Box 3500 // Ontario, CA 91761-1019. For credit card orders, please call 1-909-987-0771.
d. The 93-page paperback book Smokescreens by Jack T. Chick; 1983; Publisher: Chick Publications; ISBN 0-937958-14-X; $7.35 postpaid: It has an excellent chapter entitled “A 20th Century Inquisition” that exposes the horrors of the Roman Catholic religious genocide against Serb Orthodox Christians in the 1940s, and includes photographs of both the victims and perpetrators of this barbaric genocide. It also has a chapter that covers other mass murders carried out by the Roman Catholic Church. To order, make check or money order payable to “Chick Publications”, and mail it to: Chick Publications // P.O. Box 3500 // Ontario, CA 91761-1019. For credit card orders, please call 1-909-987-0771.
e. The book Foxe’s Book of Martyrs by John Foxe; $12.99 postpaid: This book contains the stories of many victims of ecclesiastical tyranny – stories of martyrs like John Huss, William Tyndale, Hugh Latimer, Nicholas Ridley, etc. These martyrs paid the ultimate price for opposing false doctrine – some being horribly tortured – some being slowly burned (roasted) to death at the stake. Their stories of courage must not be allowed to die. We all must learn the truth about ecclesiastical tyranny! To order a copy, please make check or money order payable to “The Conversion Center”, and mail it to: The Conversion Center // P.O. Box 265 // Carthage, NC 28327-0265. Or, you can call their toll-free order line at 1-800-631-8220 (no credit card orders).
f. The 216-page paperback book God’s Wrath on Left Behind: Exposing the Antichrist Agenda of the Left Behind Series by Lisa Ruby; 2002; Publisher: Liberty to the Captives Publications; ISBN 0-9721264-0-6: The author is currently giving this book away; however, you must pay for the S&H. For order information, please visit web site: www.libertytothecaptives.net.
g. The 236-page paperback book The Vatican’s Holocaust by Avro Manhattan; 1986; Publisher: Ozark Books; $9.95 postpaid: This book deals with the Roman Catholic clergy-led genocide against Serb Orthodox Christian peasants and farmers in the 1940s in Croatia during World War II. It contains numerous photographs of both the victims and perpetrators of this barbaric genocide. To order a copy, please make check or money order payable to “Ozark Book Publishers”, and mail it to: Ozark Book Publishers // P.O. Box 3703 // Springfield, MO 65808.
h. The 150-page paperback book The
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k. The 55-page paperback book The Murder of John Paul I by Vance Ferrell; 1999; Publisher: Pilgrim Books; $6.50 postpaid: This book provides very strong evidence that Pope John Paul I was murdered by his Masonic enemies inside the Vatican. To order a copy, please make check or money order payable to “Harvestime Books”, and mail it to: Harvestime Books // P.O. Box 300 // Altamont, TN 37301. To order by credit card, please call 1-931-692-2777.
l. The 64-page paperback book Rome’s Responsibility for the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by U.S. Army Brigadier General Thomas M. Harris; 1897; Publisher: MM Publishing; $8.95 postpaid: This book provides evidence of Vatican and Jesuit involvement in the assassination of President Lincoln. To order, please make check or money order payable to “The Conversion Center, Inc.”, and mail it to: The Conversion Center // P.O. Box 265 // Carthage, N.C. 28327-0265. Or, you can call their toll-free order line at 1-800-631-8220 (no credit card orders).
m. The 345-page paperback book The Transformation of the Republic by C.T. Wilcox; 2005; $39.99 postpaid: The “sub-title” of this book is: “The Origins of the Religious Hi-Jacking of the American Government and The Truth Behind the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln”. This book deals primarily with Papal and Jesuit involvement in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and contains many letters and sworn documents concerning the Lincoln assassination and its immediate aftermath (e.g., the 1867 trial of one of the arch conspirators, John Harrison Surratt). To order a copy, please go to website www.lulu.com and type in the word “Transformation” in the “book search” box.
n. Vatican Assassins: “Wounded in the House of My Friends” (Third Edition; Electronic Book on CD-ROM in PDF format) by Eric Jon Phelps; 1836 pages – includes 760 pictures and portraits from 400 sources; 2007; $45 postpaid: This “electronic book” is the definitive exposé on the Jesuits, their history of assassination, and their many sinister activities. Included free with this “electronic book” is an additional CD-ROM (in PDF format) with 13 rare books. Eric Jon Phelps used these rare books, which expose Papal Rome and the Jesuit Order, in writing Vatican Assassins. Some of the authors whose books were placed on this additional CD-ROM include: G.B. Nicolini, Edwin A. Sherman, Luigi Desanctis, J. Wayne Laurens, R.W. Thompson, and Theodor Griesinger. To order a copy, please make check or money order payable to “LOWVEHM, Inc.”, and mail it to: LOWVEHM, Inc. // P.O. Box 326 // Newmanstown, PA 17073. For additional order information, please visit Internet website www.vaticanassassins.org.
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will rise up for me against the evildoers?
Or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?”
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues’.” (Revelation 18:4)