Veritas News – Romanism & The Harlot Church (Part 1)

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Originally published 05/20/11

by: Todd Stevens

Romanism & The Harlot Church:

Part: 1 scratching the surface

That is faith if I ever saw it

You will have to pardon me for anything that you may find of great importance to be left out. Nothing in this article is purposefully omitted and to the extent of this article only so much can be covered. The full history and influence of the Vatican Romanism could only be uncovered through novels that would have to have multiple volumes.

First off there needs to be some clarification in definitions, Catholic has developed the connotation of being particularly Christian but in truth the word itself actually means: cath·o·lic

–adjective

1. broad or wide-ranging in tastes, interests, or the like; having sympathies with all; broad-minded; liberal.

2. universal in extent; involving all; of interest to all.

3. pertaining to the whole Christian body or church.

The Roman Catholic religion can actually be argued to have started before the death and resurrection of Jesus and its first origins derived from the pantheon of Gods it first held connection to; this makes more sense when the definition term describes it as: broad or wide ranging in tastes; universal in extent; involving all. If it involves all then it cannot be Christian by its very definition, seeing as how Christianity is a monotheistic religion.

The Vatican is one of the most corrupt, evil, pagan, institutions on the face of the planet. They are one of the key spiritual leaders in the Illuminati, that play an instrumental role as sheep herder for the masses that follow every little decree and Papal Bull that they put out. They literally alter societies. This is perfectly evident if you look at a majority of the South American cultures that are Catholic, as well as, the European cultures that follow them. With their guilt trip of decrying birth control as a sin in Latin America along with the limitations on abortion you get over 5,000 women’s death due to illegal abortion in these countries. This is not an avocation for abortion but merely an example of the control over even the most personal aspects of individual’s lives that the Vatican can control from their own Sovereign City-State of the Vatican. This is nothing in comparison to the mental and spiritual aspects of life that the Vatican has wielded throughout the world since the days of Constantine.

Despite popular humor the Hallmark Card Company did not invent holidays like Easter, Christmas, and Halloween and neither did the Vatican. What the Vatican did do was pull Mystery Babylon traditions into their belief structure attracting pagan believers in older days and now more recently have pulled the wool over the eyes of millions causing them to unwittingly practice a pagan holiday. You could say that “it’s just a holiday, it’s all in fun” but this does not sit well with me. A deception such as this, where millions of people do something just because it has been passed down from a church seems like a form of mass hypnosis to me. This is also not an attack on anyone else’s form of worship. It is pointing out who the liars of this world are. Those that lie and deceive people are truly the practitioners of the Lucifierian doctrine. For humanity to move forward all lies must be dispelled. This is also not a form of preaching telling you not to have fun on these holidays if you choose to do so. The information in this article is only intended to make those aware who may not be of the origins of these holidays and rituals.

Revelation chapter 17:1-7

…I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: 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…I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy having seven heads and ten horns. 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:

And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her I wondered with great admiration.

Whether it be self fulfilling prophecy or a direct connection to biblical revelation the Vatican honestly has so many striking parallels to this that it can not be overlooked.

The pantheon in Rome which was once used for Roman/Greek gods has been transformed by the Roman/Catholic church into a hall of saints. These saints are worshipped or what the Catholic Church likes to call venerated or adorned. In the Roman Catholic Church this has been set forth in mass to prayer to the Virgin Mary in the rosary prayer. It is described by James A. Wylie in The Papacy London 1852 pg 370 that “The same worship is rendered to Mary as to Christ. Churches are built to her honour; her shrines are crowded with devotees; enriched with their gifts; and adorned with their votive offerings. To her prayers are addressed to divine being, and blessings are asked as to one that has power to bestow to them. Her votarers are taught to pray “Spare Us, Good Lady” and “from all evil deliver us good Lady.” (pg 370) Again it is not a matter of what, who or how anyone prays but rather it is what the Vatican claims and what they perpetuate. Moving on, to further these introductory connections Alexander Hislop describes in his book The Two Babylon’s that this ancient Cup that the harlot holds derives its origins in Babylon itself thus we have the first instance of seeing such imagery “…derived from ancient Babylon, as they were exhibited in Greece; for thus was the Greek Venus originally represented…” further saying that “…and it is singular that in our own day, and so far as appears for the first time, the Roman Church has actually taken this very symbol as her own chosen emblem. In 1825, on occasion of the jubilee, Pope Leo XII struck a medal, bearing on the one side his own image, and on the other, that of the Church of Rome symbolized as a “Woman,” holding in her left hand a cross, and in her right a CUP, with the legend around her, “Sedet super universum,” “The whole world is her seat” (pg 10).

The Confession as a borrowing of Babylonian Mystery

One of the largest extents to which the Papacy has fallen from grace is within the fact that worship has also been transform from a God or higher sense of being into a reverence for the papacy itself. This is seen clearly in the statues all around the Vatican towards odd occult symbology, saints, and popes. In a more direct fashion it is encapsulated in the confessional. Instead of seeking patients and forgiveness from themselves or God they are now directed to the priesthood for forgiveness as if they have special powers above man. A former Roman priest Charles Chinquy describes as a child how this was imposed upon him “”This week, you will send your children to confession. Make them understand that this action is one of the most important of their lives, and that for every one of them, it will decide their eternal happiness or misery. Fathers and mothers, if, through your fault, or his own, your child is guilty of a bad confession if he conceals his sins and commences lying to the priest, who holds the place of God Himself, this sin is often irreparable. The devil will take possession of his heart: he will become accustomed to lie to his father confessor, or rather to Jesus Christ, of whom he is a representative. His life will be a series of sacrileges; his death and eternity those of the reprobate. Teach him, therefore, to examine thoroughly his actions, words and thoughts, in order to confess without disguise”(Chinquy 20). He goes on to express his personal feeling at the time

“I was in the church of St. Thomas when these words fell upon me like a thunderbolt.  I had often heard my mother say, when at home and my aunt since I had come to St. Thomas that upon the first confession depended my eternal happiness or misery. That week was, therefore, to decide about my eternity (Chinquy 20). What a terrible burden to put on the mind and soul of a child. How truly sick it is to deceive a child into thinking that talking to a priest about every little sin they could have done would somehow open or close the gates of eternal heaven. Shame on the Priesthood!”

According to Hislop this is again taken directly from the traditions of Babylon “Thus the people, wherever the Babylonian system spread, were bound neck and heel to the priests. The priests were the only depositaries of religious knowledge; they only had the true tradition by which the writs and symbols of the public religion could be interpreted; and without blind and implicit submission to them, what was necessary for salvation could not be known. Now compare this with the early history of the Papacy, and with its spirit and modus operandi throughout, and how exact was the coincidence! Was it in a period of patriarchal light that the corrupt system of the Babylonian “Mysteries” began?”(Hislop 11). It is also described in the next instance that this was going on from the beginning days of the apostles

“…when martyrs were sealing their testimony for the truth with their blood. Even then, when the Gospel shone so brightly, the Spirit of God bore this clear and distinct testimony by Paul: “THE MYSTERY OF INIQUITY DOTH ALREADY WORK” (2 Thess 2:7).”(Hislop 11).

In contrast you see that Rome had its form of confession developed “That confessional was itself borrowed from Babylon. The confession required of the votaries of Rome is entirely different from the confession prescribed in the Word of God. The dictate of Scripture in regard to confession is, “Confess your faults one to another” (James 5:16),” (Hislop 18.) This also being so in Greece “: “All the Greeks, from Delphi to Thermopylae, were initiated in the Mysteries of the temple of Delphi. Their silence in regard to everything they were commanded to keep secret was secured both by the fear of the penalties threatened to a perjured revelation, and by the general CONFESSION exacted of the aspirants after initiation–a confession which caused them greater dread of the indiscretion of the priest, than gave him reason to dread their indiscretion.”(Hislop 12).

Now why is confessional of any importance at all? It is all taken back from basic mystery religions that developed through time from the Assyrian’s to the Egyptians, moving on and finding place with the Greeks and Romans and is now found within the Church of today.  As described, “Without such confession, in the Church of Rome, there can be no admission to the Sacraments, any more than in the days of Paganism there could be admission without confession to the benefit of the Mysteries. Now, this confession is made by every individual, in SECRECY AND IN SOLITUDE, to the priest sitting in the name and clothed with the authority of God, invested with the power to examine the conscience, to judge the life, to absolve or condemn according to his mere arbitrary will and pleasure. This is the grand pivot on which the whole “Mystery of iniquity,”(Hislop 11). The power to which a group gains through the confession of another is tremendous. Your life is in their hands they are the gatekeepers of your soul. They hold you morally hostage to their will and pleasure; which is the spirit within the mystery that they hold above others. Your secrets are theirs. Lesser degrees of mystery are delegated to the initiate and the priesthood hangs on to the rest.

Even in the Greek and Roman cultures their arithmetic and mythological culture was collected through the Assyrian and Babylonian culture. In this it shows how cultures use and borrow bits and pieces to formulate a society of their own. In this it also reflects the structure and direction that this culture will assume “What is wanted in one country is supplemented in another; and what actually “crops out” in different directions, to a large extent necessarily determines the character of much that does not directly appear on the surface. Taking, then, the admitted unity and Babylonian character of the ancient Mysteries of Egypt, Greece, Phoenicia, and Rome, as the clue to guide us in our researches,” (Hislop 19). Modern arithmetic would not come into existence until the Muslim culture would rise in the 6th and 7th centuries.

Hindu religion from an original worship to a Caste system

Has a cultural fall from grace occurred before and can it be seen in a more recent instance? In Alexander Hislop’s work there is one such culture that can be seen when studying further, this cultures beginning. The Hindu culture is one of the oldest civilizations that can be seen and read from dating back at least 5000 years. Their Supreme Being Brahma was once thought of as a “…gracious character of God, as revealed in His dealings with a lost and guilty world. This is manifest from the very name Brahm, appropriated by them to the one infinite and eternal God.” (Hislop 18). It would also be once seen that “the universal Lord,”…from the connection between Rahm “the womb” and Rahm “the merciful one”? Here, then, we find that Brahm is just the same as “Er-Rahman,” “The all-merciful one,”–a title applied by the Turks to the Most High, and that the Hindoos, notwithstanding their deep religious degradation now, had once known that “the most holy, most high God,” is also “The God of Mercy,” in other words, that he is “a just God and a Savior” (Hislop 18). This however would not last and a subsequent degradation would occur were the belief structure would move into a priestly caste system in which the Brahmins would “…exalt themselves as a priestly, half-divine caste, to whom all others ought to bow down, have for many ages taught that, while the other castes came from the arms, and body and feet of Brahma–the visible representative and manifestation of the invisible Brahm, and identified with him–they alone came from the mouth of the creative God”(Hislop 19).

The Holy Trinity in Ancient Worship

The borrowing of the Holy Trinity also has nothing to do with Father, Son, and Holy Ghost but is rather another usage of the Hindu and Buddhist that got their traditions through mystery origin. In India, the supreme divinity, in like manner, in one of the most ancient cave-temples, is represented with three heads on one body, under the name of “Eko Deva Trimurtti,” “One God, three forms.” You can also see this as Brahma (the supreme Godhead) Shiva (the destroyer) and Vishnu (savior) also avatars as Krishna and Rama this in the Hindu is referred to as the Trimurti. In Japan, the Buddhists worship their great divinity, Buddha, with three heads, in the very same form, under the name of “San Pao Fuh” In another fashion it is the trinity of Isis, Osiris, and Horace.

The Mother and the Child

One of the most prevalent symbols in the Vatican is the Mother Child imagery of Mary and Christ. It is even admitted that “In Papal Italy, as travelers universally admit (except where the Gospel has recently entered), all appearance of worshipping the King Eternal and Invisible is almost extinct, while the Mother and the Child are the grand objects of worship” (Hislop 22). Mind you this book was written in 1852, with the prevalence being much higher now. This Mother Child symbolism comes from multiple sources such as “In India, even to this day, as Isi and Iswara; in Asia, as Cybele and Deoius; in Pagan Rome, as Fortuna and Jupiter-puer, or Jupiter, the boy; in Greece, as Ceres, the Great Mother, with the babe at her breast, or as Irene, the goddess of Peace, with the boy Plutus in her arms; and even in Tibet, in China, and Japan, the Jesuit missionaries were astonished to find the counterpart of Madonna and her child as devoutly worshipped as in Papal Rome itself; Shing Moo, the Holy Mother in China, being represented with a child in her arms, and a glory around her, exactly as if a Roman Catholic artist had been employed to set her up.

Isis and Osiris, as the child called most frequently Horus. BUNSEN” (Hislop 22).

Christmas is not just a coincidence

Despite certain films and books that have been floating around the birth date of Jesus has no historical or scripture basis to it. It is more accurate that he was born before the winter this being because in scripture it describes “At the time that the angel announced His birth to the shepherds of Bethlehem, they were feeding their flocks by night in the open fields” (Hislop 85). The shepherds would not be out feeding their flocks in the dead of winter in Palestine because of piercing weather. It is actually more accurately described that since “The first rain falls in the month Marchesvan, which answers to the latter part of our October and the former part of November…From whence it appears that Christ must be born before the middle of October”(Hislop 85). Anyways there are enough scholars out there to find this out from if one were to feel the need to do so. The true origins again fall from Mystery Babylon worship falling on the Winter Solstice and the Druidic Yule-day of the Mother goddess worship as describe by Hislop “The time of the year, and the ceremonies with which it is still celebrated, prove its origin. In Egypt, the son of Isis, the Egyptian title for the queen of heaven, was born at this very time, “about the time of the winter solstice.” The very name by which Christmas is popularly known among ourselves–Yule-day –proves at once its Pagan and Babylonian origin. “Yule” is the Chaldee name for an “infant” or “little child”; * and as the 25th of December was called by our Pagan Anglo-Saxon ancestors, “Yule-day,” or the “Child’s day,” and the night that preceded it, “Mother-night,” long before they came in contact with Christianity, that sufficiently proves its real character” (85). This is also seen in the celebratory aspects of the ending of the year and sun worship “Far and wide, in the realms of Paganism, was this birth-day observed. This festival has been commonly believed to have had only an astronomical character, referring simply to the completion of the sun’s yearly course, and the commencement of a new cycle” (Hislop 85).

Easter

This celebration also has no basis in scripture and is more likely derived from pagan worship of Astarte, queen Beltis, and the Druidic worship of “the priest of the groves”, once again described that this “Easter is nothing else than Astarte, one of the titles of Beltis, the queen of heaven, whose name, as pronounced by the people Nineveh, was evidently identical with that now in common use in this country. That name, as found by Layard on the Assyrian monuments, is Ishtar. The worship of Bel and Astarte was very early introduced into Britain, along with the Druids, “the priests of the groves”(Hislop 93).

Mary’s ascension

Mary other than being the mother of Christ has really no divinity attributed to her in scripture. There is no instance other than the Immaculate Conception in which she is shown any source of holy power. Yet the Vatican still has celebration and worship given to her as some form of goddess figure. They follow this type of worship in the feast of Assumption were it is taught “…that the Virgin Mary saw no corruption, that in body and in soul she was carried up to heaven, and now is invested with all power in heaven and in earth. This doctrine has been unblushingly avowed in the face of the British public, in a recent pastoral of the Popish Archbishop of Dublin. This doctrine has now received the stamp of Papal Infallibility, having been embodied in the late blasphemous decree that proclaims the “Immaculate Conception”(Hislop 111). This is in following the Babylonian school of thought that corresponds with “APOLLODORUS. We have seen that the great goddess, who was worshipped in Babylon as “The Mother,” was in reality the wife of Ninus, the great god, the prototype of Bacchus. In conformity with this, we find a somewhat similar story told of Ariadne, the wife of Bacchus, as is fabled of Semele his mother. “The garment of Thetis,” says Bryant, “contained a description of some notable achievements in the first ages; and a particular account of the apotheosis, of Ariadne, who is described, whatever may be the meaning of it, as carried by Bacchus to heaven” (Hislop 111). Interestingly enough there is another momentous occasion that the Vatican could possibly be celebrating on this Assumption Day; on this day in the year 1534 “The Society of Jesus” was constituted” (Paris 22). Although they had been around for a period of time already this was the official appointment to office.

Mithraic origins of sacrament

One of the first wide spread religious practices in the Roman world was Mithraism, which was practice from the 1st to the 5th century. Although it was never declared an official religion it was practiced by many of the soldiers and was widely accepted among the people, as were multiple other Gods of the time. In Roman Catholic religion certain practices are derived directly from this Mithraic worship. As described on gotquestions.org “One of the key features of Mithraism was a sacrificial meal, which involved eating the flesh and drinking the blood of a bull. Mithras, the god of Mithraism, was “present” in the flesh and blood of the bull, and when consumed, granted salvation to those who partook of the sacrificial meal (theophagy, the eating of one’s god). Mithraism also had seven “sacraments,” making the similarities between Mithraism and Roman Catholicism too many to ignore” (gotquestions.org 1).

These instances of pagan worship are of importance because of the separation from you and your own personal God.  (Whatever creator you may believe in) By deceptive tactics and creating the mediator of the priesthood to the people your personal connection is lost and the control is being put back in the hands of an initiate.

…And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of martyrs of Jesus…Rev: 17:6

Although the Roman Catholic Church proclaims its lineage from St. Peter after being delegated priesthood from Christ there is no actual biblical reference to this. There is also no biblical reference to “the papacy, worship / adoration of Mary (or the immaculate conception of Mary, the perpetual virginity of Mary, the assumption of Mary, or Mary as co-redemptory and mediatory), petitioning saints in Heaven for their prayers, apostolic succession, the ordinances of the church functioning as sacraments, infant baptism, confession of sin to a priest, purgatory, indulgences, or the equal authority of church tradition and Scripture” (gotquestions.org). This Roman universal church that claims its lineage from a Saint, and venerates their saints now has an awful lot of explaining to do with regards to there treatment of saints and apostles during the first five centuries after Christ death.

Although the first rock on which the Catholic Church is said to be founded is St. Peter, it is the fault of Romanism that Peter would be martyred. The ultimate responsibility for decreeing that Simon/Peter would die comes from the emperor Nero and thus from the Roman universal church itself.

The next person to have their blood shed in the line of Christian martyrdom is St. Stephan. As described in Foxes Book of Martyrdom, which will herein be referenced as FBM; “His death was occasioned by the faithful manner in which he preached the Gospel to the betrayers and murderers of Christ. To such a degree of madness were they excited, that they cast him out of the city and stoned him to death” (FBM 2). This persecution would not end with Stephan and Luke describes that “”there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem;” and that “they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.” About two thousand Christians, with Nicanor, one of the seven deacons, suffered martyrdom during the “persecution that arose about Stephen” (FBM 3).

The Apostle Paul would also suffer death at the decree of emperor Nero “Paul, the apostle, who before was called Saul, after his great travail and unspeakable labors in promoting the Gospel of Christ, suffered also in this first persecution under Nero. Abdias declareth that under his execution Nero sent two of his esquires, Ferega and Parthemius, to bring him word of his death” (FBM 3).

The Apostle John was killed also in the court of Rome “The “beloved disciple,” was brother to James the Great. The churches of Smyrna, Pergamos, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, and Thyatira, were founded by him. From Ephesus he was ordered to be sent to Rome, where it is affirmed he was cast into a cauldron of boiling oil” (FBM 4).

The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67, under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome (FBM 5). After setting the city on fire claim to want to see destruction to all ends if his demise was to come the masses grew angry and he would blame the entire thing on the Christians. The persecution that followed would even receive the sympathy of the Romans as stated “barbarities exercised on the Christians were such as even excited the commiseration of the Romans themselves. Nero even refined upon cruelty, and contrived all manner of punishments for the Christians that the most infernal imagination could design. In particular, he had some sewed up in skins of wild beasts, and then worried by dogs until they expired; and others dressed in shirts made stiff with wax, fixed to axletrees, and set on fire in his gardens, in order to illuminate them. This persecution was general throughout the whole Roman Empire; but it rather increased than diminished the spirit of Christianity. In the course of it, St. Paul and St. Peter were martyred” (FBM 5).

The Second Persecution under Domitian in 81 A.D. would see again more cruel death and “…among the numerous martyrs that suffered during this persecution was Simeon, bishop of Jerusalem, who was crucified; and St. John, who was boiled in oil…” (FBM 5).

There would subsequently be 10 periods of persecution to come from the Roman emperors to be had on the Christians of the time that would not end until Constantine would declare the Roman Empire a Christian empire and starting the Roman Catholic Church.

The Third Persecution, Under Trajan, A.D. 108

The Fourth Persecution, Under Marcus Aurelius Antonius, A.D. 162

“The cruelties used in this persecution were such that many of the spectators shuddered with horror at the sight, and were astonished at the intrepidity of the sufferers. Some of the martyrs were obliged to pass, with their already wounded feet, over thorns, nails, sharp shells, etc. upon their points, others were scourged until their sinews and veins lay bare, and after suffering the most excruciating tortures that could be devised, they were destroyed by the most terrible deaths”(FBM 7).

The Fifth Persecution, Commencing with Severus, A.D. 192

The Sixth Persecution, Under Maximus, A.D. 235

The Seventh Persecution, Under Decius, A.D. 249

The Eighth Persecution, Under Valerian, A.D. 257

The Ninth Persecution under Aurelian, A.D. 274

The Tenth Persecution, Under Diocletian, A.D. 303

These were the persecutions of the Roman Empire and some could say that this has little to do with the papacy but after the combining of the Christianity into the Roman Empire this institution would later itself gain power and unleash persecutions of their own.

In A.D. 1147 there would be a reformation movement coming from Henry of Toulouse and Ralph Waldo or Valdo of Lyons. They and their followers would be excommunicated and persecuted because “they would not admit of any proofs relative to religion, but what could be deduced from the Scriptures themselves, the popish party gave them the name of apostolics. At length, Peter Waldo, or Valdo, a native of Lyons, eminent for his piety and learning, became a strenuous opposition of popery” (FBM 31). This would be the beginning of Inquisition of your faith “The proceedings of Waldo and the reformed, occasioned the first rise of the inquisitors; for Pope Innocent III authorized certain monks as inquisitors,(FBM 32).

From this point on the Papacy would move forward much in this fashion toward anyone who would deny the papacy. For further reference to this see:

The Bartholomew Massacre at Paris,

The Persecution during the time of Queen Mary in England

Persecutions of Martin Luther and John Calvin

And if you search pretty much any European country and add persecution to you will find a form of papal inquisition attached to it.

But at this point I would like to end and pick up in the 15th and 16th century with the rise of the Opus Dei, Knights of Malta, and the Jesuit order and continue into modern era in Part 2.

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