The Pope is about to open his antichrist mouth in America, about to display his antichrist power in America, against our best interests, in favor of the new world order, in favor of policies that undermine true Christianity, that favor disintegration and chaos. I've been finding it hard to keep my thoughts organized lately, succumbing to sleepiness, fogginess, difficulty concentrating, losing my train of thought. Spiritual oppression? I've wondered. I've been trying to read up on the history of the Roman Catholic Church, wanting to muster evidence that might convince others that this is our enemy, nothing else, just this, just Romanism, the Vatican, the Pope, their Jesuit army. All our battles, all evils, spring from this antichrist source. Too much you say? Far-fetched? I would once have thought so too. I mean, if you're going to go with conspiracies, there's Freemasonry, and the Illuminati, the Knights Templar, even the Skull and Bones Society, and all the other secretive organizations that always get named. Is it possible they're all just arms of the RCC?
Where is the American Protestant voice? Where's our Ian Paisley who would stand up in Congress and denounce the Pope as Antichrist? Paisley objected that the European Parliament, of which he was a member, had invited the Pope to speak without putting it to a vote. Did Congress get a vote on this upcoming visit by this Pope? Was there even a ripple of objection to the invitation? Those among the Republican candidates who are at least nominally Protestant aren't doing any protesting. They are going to go hear the Pope, going to be polite, disagree of course but politely. Trump has been sounding off about illegal immigration and so far drawn some Catholic reaction, from the archbishop of my last post, then from Catholic Joe Biden who called it "xenophobia." Think about such terms that are used against people who care about the rule of law: we're xenophobics, we're homophobics if the law is God's ordinance defining marriage as between a man and a woman. The method of attack is truly Jesuitical, ad hominems designed to poison the well and discredit the opposition with character smears, promote emotional reactions and destroy reasoned argument. See how far you get presenting your well-thought-out case against gay marriage or illegal immigration, when the opposition's whole argument is that you are a "hater" and a "bigot." Saying anything against the Roman Church also gets those epithets thrown at you: Catholic hater. According to JA Wylie's History of Protestantism, slander, or calumny, is historically one of the tools of the Jesuits against Protestants. It seems to have worked its way into Political Correctness and the left in general.
The media too have been practicing their usual subliminal partisanship, portraying the Republican candidates in muted tones of ridicule.
Who is running this country really? Are you aware of the evidence that it is the Roman Catholic Church? Are you aware of how many Catholics there are in American government and have been for decades, shaping policy? The vast majority of Catholics probably have no clue that they are tools of the Vatican against a free America. There are lots of conservative Catholics who object to some of the policies of this Pope for instance. But Vatican II told all good Catholics to exert themselves for the promotion of the Church and how can that be a bad thing?
I started trying to get some of this across with the post "Waking Up Among Wolves." And I didn't know as much then as I know now about just how vast this wolf pack is. There is no escape. And those who should be protesting don't see the wolves for the sheep's clothing.
If I had the resources, wish wish wish, I'd print out as much evidenced information as I could muster to try to convince Protestants and Catholics both of these realities and air-drop them as fliers on the crowds that will be assembling for the Pope's visit. Not sure where to drop them for the Protestants, maybe have to fly from church to church. But I can't even muster an evidenced blog post on the subject, just this rambling that even sounds somewhat demented to me.
Some people who are into end times prophecies ask Where is America in the Biblical scenario about the Revived Roman Empire that is to rise up in the last days? Blink. Guess what, America has been an arm of the Revived Roman Empire since its founding. But back up a bit: where is the Revived Roman Empire at all? Isn't it just getting some pieces together in the EU, still quite a ways from full development?
Oh how we have lost our Protestant legacy, lost the voices who could have been keeping us awake and alert to the stealthy workings of evil in this world all along. The Reformers knew it: the Revived Roman Empire is the RCC itself and the Antichrist is the PAPACY. They made the arguments from scripture, they proved it. But a crafty Jesuit taught us to forget about the proofs that the Pope is Antichrist by interpreting the relevant scriptures as all in the future, and the Protestants have bought it. (The Jesuits also invented Preterism by the way, for the same reason, to get the Pope off the hook). Even those who have done a lot to expose the errors of Rome have missed the big picture. They subscribe to futurism while describing the doctrinal errors as if doctrine is our only problem with the RCC, as if it isn't a threat to the entire world with its ambition to put the Pope in the seat of power over the world. Yeah yeah yeah, ridiculous, right? If anything the RCC has been losing power. Yeah yeah yeah. Well, if I can I'll try to bring out the reasons that's a delusion. So anyway, we've had our eyes forward and haven't been noticing that it's been around for centuries, gradually working out its antichrist mission.
It received a near-deadly wound from the Reformation. Even John Dowling who wrote a very informative tome on the History of Romanism in 1845 thought the Roman Church could never recover. But doesn't scripture tell us it recovers? And if Dowling were living today he might see the recovery gathering steam behind the scenes.
Romanism, the Roman Church: I've been using the term for some time because it's necessary to counter its pretensions to being Christian. It has some Christian stuff tacked on, even enough for some Catholics to have a genuinely Christian outlook, but it's staggering how the institution as a whole has taken over the trappings and thought of the Roman Empire. There's so much more to the term than just that the RCC grew from the Bishop of Rome in the early centuries. Dowling's History of Romanism chronicles how the RCC early on took over one after another pagan practice into its rituals, such as lighted candles during the day, holy water, incense, and how the statues of roman gods got renamed for Christian saints and installed in their churches. Awareness of their use of statues doesn't make you aware of their origin from the Roman gods and that derivation was rather startling to me, for one. Such concepts as The Immaculate Conception as Romanism came to apply it to Mary the mother of Jesus, originated with a Roman goddess.
Why is that obelisk in the piazza of St. Peter's basilica in Rome the Roman Emperor Caligula's obelisk? What does a Roman Caesar have to do with Christianity? Then go on to ask why our Capitol building looks like St. Peter's basilica and why Washington's monument looks like the obelisk of Caligula?
There's plenty more to say to show the essential Roman character of the Roman church, but might as well go on at this point to America. Besides the architecture just mentioned, why is there a statue of the Roman goddess Persephone at the top of the Capitol dome, renamed "Freedom?" And why does she look east toward Rome? And why is there a painting in the interior of that same dome called The Apotheosis of Washington depicting him among the gods and goddesses of Rome? And why are the portraits of two Popes in that building? And by the way, the very concept of a "Capitol" originated as the temple of the Roman god Jupiter. What does any of this have to do with America?
Francis should feel right at home addressing Congress.
Does anybody care?
More later, God willing.
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