The Beast and the Harlot… (Rome and the Papacy… 13 Identifying Characteristics of the “antichrist” power)1- Shall be both… a Church and a City. [Rev.17:18] ~The Roman Catholic Church and the Roman City-State are synonymous. ~The Lateran Treaty (Mussolini-Pope Pius XI, 1929) gave Vatican City “independent status” and recognized the pope’s sovereignty within the city. “The agreements included a political treaty, which created the state of Vatican City and guaranteed to the Holy See full and independent sovereignty.” –Encarta Reference Library, 2004 *Note: Prophetic Symbolism…A Woman = A Church (Jeremiah 6:2)2- Shall be seated upon Seven Hills… [Rev.17:9] “The historical site of Rome on the famous Rome - “The City of Seven Hills” seven hills 1-The Palatine 4-The Caelian …was occupied as early as the 2-The Capitoline 5-The Esquiline Bronze Age…” (the seat of gvmt.) 6-The Viminal -Encyclopedia 3-The Aventine 7-The Quirinal Britannica, 1990, Vol.10, p.1623- Shall assert power over ALL the inhabitants of the Earth“And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue [language], and nation.” –Revelation 13:7(NKJV) “…We define that the Holy Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff [pope] hold the primacy over the whole world…” (-Laetentur Coeli, Council of Florence, 1439) There is “no higher authority…” (-Pastor Aeternus, 1870) Pope Gregory (reigned 1073-85) “presented himself as heir to the unlimited commission… over all souls.” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990, Vol.26, p.927) *Catholic – “Universal; pertaining to the universal Church…” (-Webster’s New Expanded Dictionary, 1991)
4- Shall be established in a densely populated area with cultural diversity“…The waters…where the harlot [unfaithful church] sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.” –Revelation 17:15 (NKJV) The Roman Catholic Church-state rose to power from within the ten original tribes (monarchies) of divided Europe… 1-Anglo-Saxons (modern day England), 2-Alemanni (Germany), 3-Visigoths (Spain), 4-Franks (France), 5-Lombards (Italy), 6-Burgundians (Switzerland), 7-Suevi (Portugal), 8-Heruli, 9-Ostrogoths, 10-Vandals *Population density map; Red indicates areas with greatest density…5- Shall have a Single Man acting and speaking for the Whole...“…And there, in this horn [kingdom], were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speakingpompous words.” -Daniel 7:8 (NKJV) Bishops “are not to be regarded as vicars [substitutes] of the Roman Pontiff [pope], for they exercise an authority which is proper to them…” The college “together with its head, the Roman Pontiff, and never without this head” is “the subject of supreme and full power over the universal Church…” (-De Ecclesia, 1964, Vatican II)The pope “is the only spokesman for the entire Roman Church.” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990, Vol.26, p.951)6- Shall exalt Himself as high as Yahuwah…“Let no one deceive you by any means… the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, whoopposes and exalts himself above all that is called Eloah or that is worshiped, so that he sitsas Eloah in the sanctuary of Yahuwah, showing himself that he is Eloah.” - See 2 Thess. 2:3-4. “We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty.” -Pope Leo XIII, (Encyclical Letter), Dated-June 20, 18947- Shall speak pompous words and blasphemies against Yahuwah“And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies…” -Revelation 13:5 (NKJV) Blasphemy: 1- Claiming to be Yahuwah on Earth (John 10:33) 2- Claiming to have the power to forgive sins (Mark 2:7) “The pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ, hidden under a veil of flesh.” -The Catholic National, July 1895 “This judicial authority will even include the power to forgive sins.” -The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 12-Article “Pope”, p.26
8- Shall try to change Yahuwah’s Holy Law (“laws and times”) (Daniel 7:25)“The [Bishop of Rome] is of so great authority and power that he can modify, explain, or interpret even divinelaws…The [Bishop of Rome] can modify divine law, since his power is not of man, but of God, and he acts asvicegerent [substitute] of God upon earth.” (Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Bibliotheca, article “Papa”, II Vol.6, p.29) “The Catholic Church for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her Divine mission, changed the day . . . to Sunday. …The Christian Sabbath is therefore to this day the acknowledged offspring of the Catholic Church. …without a word of remonstrance from the Protestant world.” nd (The Christian Sabbath, 2 Edition, “The Catholic Mirror,” Baltimore, 1893.) “Of course the Catholic Church claims that the change [of the Sabbath calculated by the luni-solar calendar to Sunday calculated by the counterfeit pagan calendar] was her act…And the act is a MARK of her ecclesiastical power.” (Letter by H.F. Thomas, chancellor of Cardinal Gibbons) “You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. . .” (Cardinal Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers, p.111) The Papacy also removed the 2nd Commandment, which forbids image and idol worship, th and, in order to keep the number of Commandments at ten… divided the 10 Commandment (regarding covetousness) into two parts.“…the council validated the veneration of images and ordered their restoration in churches throughoutthe Roman Empire.” -2nd Council of Nicaea, 787 A.D. (-Encarta Reference Library, 2004)9- Shall make war with the Saints…“I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Yahushua…” -Revelation 17:6 “That the Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind will be questioned by no Protestant who has a complete knowledge of history… It is impossible to form a complete conception of the multitude of her victims… and it is quite certain that no powers of imagination can adequately realize their sufferings.” -W.E.H. Lecky, History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, Vol. 2; 32 “We must rank the inquisition… as among the darkest blots on record of mankind.” -Will Durant, The Story of Civilization, Vol. 4, p. 78
10- Shall subdue three kings (shall “pluck them out by the roots”)“…before whom three of the first horns [kings] were plucked out by the roots…” -Daniel 7:8 (NKJV) History records that the Roman Papacy stamped out three of the original ten tribes (monarchies) of divided Europe… 1- The Vandals (454 A.D.) 2- The Heruli (493 A.D.) 3- The Ostrogoths (538 A.D.) *Today, there is not a single bloodline that can be traced back to any of these three kingdoms. They were literally “plucked out by the ROOTS!”11- Shall be empowered for 1,260 years…“…and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months.” -Revelation 13:5 (NKJV) *The Hebrew Calendar: *This same Lunar Year = 354 days; Solar Year = 365 time period is …Average = 360 days mentioned in: ~42 months = 3 ½ years = 1,260 days -Daniel 7:25 ~A *prophetic day = 1 year (-Ezekiel 4:6) -Rev. 11:2-3 -Rev. 12:6, 14 ~1,260 *prophetic days = 1,260 years 533 – Emperor Justinian recognized the Pope’s ecclesiastical sovereignty as head of all of the churches in the Empire. However, there was still one tribe remaining in opposition… the Ostrogoths. 538 – The Papacy defeated the Ostrogoths... leaving the Pope’s claim of ecclesiastical supremacy unchallenged. The Roman Church could (and would) now exercise her full authority. 1798 – “In 1798, General Berthier [of France] made his entrance into Rome, abolished the papal government, and established a secular one.” -Encyclopedia Britannica, 1941 edition - 538 A.D. - The Papacy is empowered. 1,260 Years (exactly!) - 1798 A.D. - The Papacy is stripped of all power.“Then the woman [True Church] fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by Yahuwah, thatthey should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days [years].” –Revelation 12:6
12- Shall go into Captivity…“He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity…” -Revelation 13:10 (NKJV) “The ultimate humiliation of the Church came when Pius VI was driven out of Rome by the French armies in 1798 and in the following year was taken captive by them and dragged back to France, where he died.” -Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990, Vol.26, p.93813- Shall be mortally Wounded… but will Recover“ And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed…”-Revelation 13:3 (NKJV) The Papacy is mortally wounded… 1798 – “In 1798, General Berthier [of France] made his entrance into Rome, abolished the papal government, and established a secular one.” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1941 edition) The Wound begins to heal… and the Papacy is revived. 1929 – “Rome surrounds Vatican City, which was granted sovereign extraterritorial status in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty and Concordat.” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990 Edition) “…And all the world marveled and followed the beast.” -Revelation 13:3 (NKJV)
The Apostasy of the Harlot…“…The dragon [Satan] gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.” -Revelation 13:2 “The color for bishops and other prelates is purple, for cardinals scarlet… The pectoral cross should be made of gold and… decorated with gems…” - Our Sunday Visitors Catholic Encyclopedia, 1991, p. 175, 178, 4664 The woman [church] was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and preciousstones and pearls… (-Revelation 17:4) *There were four colors, given by Yah, to be worn by the High Priest: gold, blue, purple, and scarlet. (-Ex. 28:6) *What is the relevance of the Harlot’s missing color? ...Blue …put a blue thread in the tassels of the corners…that you may look upon it and remember all the Commandments of Yahuwah and do them, and that you may not follow the harlotry… (-Num. 15:38-39)…having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. (-Revelation 17:4) “…Peter does use the phrase (presumably referring to a Christian congregation) “she who is at Babylon”, which was a code name “The proper content of revelation is designated in Roman Catholic teaching as for Rome.” mystery… Roman Catholicism does not accept the possibility of a new revelation; it believes that reason can never completely penetrate the *Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990, “MYSTERY” …” (*p.950) Vol.26, p.924 “… Our holy mother, the Roman Catholic Church, is happily extended, so that happily all the world may be one fold with one shepherd…” (-Encarta Reference Library, 2004) 5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (-Revelation 17:5)
10 So I went in and saw… all the idols… portrayed all around on the walls. (-Ezekiel 8:10)16 So He brought me into the inner court of the YAHUWAHS house; and there, at the door of the temple ofthe YAHUWAH, between the porch and the altar, were… men with their backs toward the temple ofYAHUWAH and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun… (-Ezekiel 8:16) 1854 – “Pope Pius IX … …Yahuwah our Savior, 4 who desires all acting on his own The Virgin men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one prerogative and without any Mary… Eloah and one Mediator between Eloah council, … and men, the Man, Yahushua the defined as Anointed, 6 who gave Himself “The cult of the a ransom for all… -1 Timothy 2:3-6 official Virgin Mary and teaching the of the saints doctrine of diminished the the Immaculate office of Christ as Conception of the sole mediator the Virgin Mary…” between God and the human race.” *Encyclopedia Britannica, * ----Page 934----- 1990 Edition, Vol.26, p.938
“The objection [of the Reformers] was raised more intensely when theImmaculate Conception of Mary… and her Assumption (Pius XII, 1950) weredefined as dogmas. For neither of these is there any biblical evidence…”(-Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990, Vol.26, pp.950-51) “Veneration of the mother of God received its impetus when the Christian Church became the imperial church under Constantine and the pagan masses came under Christian influences and became members of the church… Their piety and religious consciousnesses had been formed for millennia through the cult of the “great mother” goddess and the “divine virgin,” a development that led all the way from the old popular religions of Babylonia [Babylon] and Assyria to the mystery cults of the late Hellenistic period.” (-Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990, Vol.16, p.279)“Pagans were normally devoted to local shrines of particular gods. The churchtried to meet this psychological need by establishing shrines of martyrs… By400, particular saints were being invoked for particular needs…” (-Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990, Vol. 16, p.264) “Roman Catholicism has often manifested itself through devotions when authentic biblical preaching was not available… It does not deny that they may be entirely products of the imagination.” (*Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990, Vol.26, p.956) 4“The Roman Catholic understanding of …Yahuwah our Savior, who desires all menthe intercession of the saints is an to be saved and to come to the knowledge of 5extension of the belief in the communion the truth. For there is one Eloah and oneof saints. Although such veneration Mediator between Eloah and men, the 6does tend to multiply mediators…” Man, Yahushua the Anointed, who gave Himself a ransom for all…(*p.956) (-1 Timothy 2:3-6)
13 Then they brought little children to Him [Yahushua], that He might touch them… (-Mark 10:13) “Pope, in Latin, papa, from the Greek pappas, meaning “father,” an ecclesiastical title…” -Encarta Reference Library, 2004 ………………………“Father”……………………...9 Do not call anyone on earth your father; for One is your Father, He who is in heaven. (-Matthew 23:9) “Two points of controversy still exist in modern times. One is baptizing by pouring rather than immersion, even though immersion was…the biblical and early Christian rite. …The second is the baptism of infants.” (-Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990, Vol.26, p.954) “…certain truths or practices (such as infant baptism), although not found in Scripture, were validated by the tradition of the church.” (-Encarta Reference Library, 2004)16 When He had been baptized, Yahushua came up immediately from the water... (-Matthew 3:16)12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to Yahuwah. (-Romans 14:12) “The legislation of the Council of Trent enacted the formal (and apparently final) Roman Catholic reply to the doctrinal challenges of the Protestant Reformation… [by introducing the] doctrine of justification by faith and works on the basis of the authority of Scripture and TRADITION…” -Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol.26, p.935 6 …you have made the commandment of Yahuwah of no effect by your tradition. 7 Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: 8 These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me. 9 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. " -Matthew 15:6-9
Babylonian Roots… 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. (Revelation 12:9) (NKJV) “…The dragon gave him [the Beast] his power, his throne, and great authority.” -Revelation 13:2 (NKJV)3 3 -Dragon on a large papal crest at the Vatican Museum Vatican = “The Divining Serpent” (Vatis = diviner; can = serpent)3 -Roman Bath (Bath, England) (The Serpent was said to be a “symbol of healing.”) -Serpent door handle, new St. Mary’s Cathedral (San Francisco, California) -Mayan serpent sun god, Quetzalcoatl, coming out of the mouth of the dragon (Island of Cozumel, 1000 A.D.) -Codex Borbonicus…an Aztec Pope Gregory X Coat of Arms depiction of the sun god Quetzalcoatl in the form of a green serpent devouring a man.3
-Winged serpent guardians, King Tut’s throne (Cairo, Egypt) -Rome: winged serpent on chariot, carrying soul to “heaven” -Winged serpent spirit, signifying the soul of the departed (Egypt) Virtually every symbol and ceremony embraced by the Roman Catholic Sun Church can be traced back to the Babylonian mystery cults of sun worship… Babylon is a blasphemous system of confusion and deception. Worship It is founded on (and empowered by) the “father of lies”… SATAN. 3 -In 133 B.C., the Babylonian solar cult was bequeathed to Rome by Attalus III. There, its symbols and forms were incorporated into the cult of Caesar and later into Roman Catholicism. The Roman Mass -The Egyptian sun-god and later Serapis, god of has its origin, not in the dead were eaten in the form of a round disk the Christian wafer, a symbol of the sun. communion, but in the initiation rites of the ancient mystery religions which are themselves traceable to the -Pope Benedict holds the round disc wafer in fertility cults and adoration… (symbolizing the sun) mystery ceremonies of Babylon. 3 -Rome: The juice of the grape was thought to be the blood of Bacchus, god of wine and revelry. *Transubstantiation - Catholic dogma that in the Eucharist the bread and wine to be administered become, upon consecration, the actual body and blood of [Yahushua]… (-Encarta Reference Library, 2004)(*The Persian sun-god Mithra and the Roman Attis were also adored and eaten in the form of a wafer.)
-Tridentine Mass (…administering the round disc wafer) (Carmelite Monastery in Munster, Indiana) 3 -Golden door in the chapel of St. Ignatius in San Francisco, California, uses several symbols identifying the “wafer god”. The Unicorn, the Peacock, and Phoenix are all well known symbols in the occult for the sun, Lucifer, or Satan. -This monstrance (case used to display the wafer-god of the mass) in the Vatican Museum has the three letters S.F.S. within a small blaze. Each of these letters is a universal symbol for the number 6 in the pagan mysteries. *To the eye of the initiate, it simply reads… 666. -The Roman Catholic monstrances use a crescent to mount the wafer-god, thus duplicating the pagan imagery of the solar disc in a crescent, the ancient symbol of cosmic conception. -Assyrian relief of King Bar-Raqqah from Syria, 8th century, B.C. (*Note the solar deity (Baal-Hadad) shown as a disc in a crescent.) -The placing of Mary in a crescent is a remnant of the fertility cults of the ancient mother-goddess, traceable to the Babylonian queen, Semiramis, who was titled… “Mother of God” and “Queen of Heaven.” -This horned nature spirit is found on a sacred reliquary, among the most sacred items in the Vatican treasury, beneath St. Peter’s Basilica. Nature spirits are a common feature among pagan cults throughout the world. They are a reflection of the horned, hoofed- god, traceable to the sun-god of Babylon. -Drawing of the “horned-god” - Lucifer (Satan)3
-This golden child in the Vatican treasury is reminiscent of the ancient worship of Tammuz as a child. Born on December 25, he represented the “rebirth of the sun”. As the pagan god-child, he was called “Baal-berith”. th The word “yule” is a Babylonian word for infant. December 25 was called by the pagan Anglo-Saxons, “Yule Day”. (Both Egyptians and th Persians celebrated the birth of their god on December 25 .)*Christmas is derived from “Christ’s Mass”…The celebration of Christmas on December 25 (by Rome) “spread to otherchurches… From the ancient Roman pagan festivals of Saturnalia and New Year’s comes the merrymaking and exchange ofpresents… The Christmas tree comes from medieval German mystery plays centered in representations of the Tree ofParadise… Another popular medieval feast was that of St. Nicholas of Myra (c.340)... Through the Dutch, the tradition of St.Nicholas (Sinter-klaas, hence “Santa Claus”) was brought to America in their colony of New Amsterdam, now New York.” (-Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol.16, pp.305-306) -Zeus, the Greek god, holding a lightning bolt *Other names for Zeus include: Marduk (Babylon), Baal (Canaan), Adad (Assyria), Jupiter (Rome), and Enlil –the hoofed, horned, lord of demons (from which we get the symbolic figure of the devil) in Samaria. -Mary, or a female figure representing the Roman Church, holds a lightning bolt in her hand in precisely the same way as it is carried by chief deities in the pagan mysteries. -King Tut, identified in death with Osiris the sun-god (and god of the dead) holds the crooked augur in his hand. This crooked divining staff is said to be representative of the serpent or the lightning bolt. -Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and war, holds the serpent crosier… a symbol of power. -Serpent Crosiers were commonly carried by bishops and high Catholic Church officials during the Middle Ages. -Although the Roman Catholic Church claims that the crosier represents the shepherd’s crook, it can actually be traced to the divining staff (augur) of pontifex maximus of ancient Rome, who inherited it from the priests of Babylon.
-Trident, symbolic of lightning. *The wavy lines represent the female and were associated with the serpent; the straight lines represent the male, thus this symbol represents the union… -Poseidon or Neptune, ruler of the sea or underworld, holds the trident, traceable to the horned, hoofed sun-god of Babylon, who carried the trident or pitchfork. (Other “gods” depicted carrying the trident: Adad, Enlil, and Baal.) -Trident, projecting from the head of “Jesus” on a Roman Catholic Madonna and child image -Trident (Pre-Christian votive hands from pagan temple) -The pope prefers a less subtle display of the trident…3 -A typical Catholic cross displaying four tridents… -The old statue of Jupiter, with its occult blessing hand, is now “St. Peter” in the Vatican.
-These Satanic hand signs, symbolic of occult power, appear in the Roman Church on statues, paintings, and throughout the priesthood. -An occult blessing… (Pope John Paul is standing to this man’s right... just outside of the picture.)3 *Fleur-de-lis on the head of Isis, fertility goddess of Egypt -Typical example of the use of the Fleur-de-lis in Roman Catholic symbolism. It is also used in architectural design and clothing. *Lion-headed image holding the keys, representing power to open/close the doors of heaven and hell and… power over peace and war on earth. The keys were held by Pluto, “god of hell”, and chief deities of Asia minor, Janus, and Cybele. -The “keys of Peter” or the pope… In 437 A.D., four hundred years after the beginning of the Christian Church, the pope publicly laid claim to be the possessor of the “keys of Peter”. -Pine cone staff (Egyptian Museum, Turino, Italy) *The pine cone staff is a symbol of the solar god, Osiris. -Assyrian winged god with pine cone, representing power of regeneration… traceable to Tammuz of Babylon.
-The largest pine cone in the world…in the “Court of the Pine Cone,” at the Vatican, in Rome-The pope carries a pine cone mounted on his staff.-Oannes, Babylonian fish-god, was an allegory in the mysteriesof the return of Nimrod from the world of the dead. (Note the fish’s head over the human head.)-Pagan priests as half-fish… sprinkling holy water(stone relief on temple laver from Assyria, in the Pergamum Museum, East Berlin)-Dagon, the sun-fish, clearly displayed with fish attire and mitre-Cybele, the mystery goddess of Asia Minor and Syria, with anEpiscopal mitre on her head-The pope often displays the mitre publicly. It is one of the mostvisible evidences that sun worship has continued under the nameof “Christianity”.
-A typical Roman Catholic statue… with a large sun disc (“halo”)behind the head-Mary with a solar blaze behind her head…a combination of straight lines (male, phallic) and wavy lines (female, yonic)–representing sexual conception-Roman sun-god (excavated Roman bath in Bath, England)-The face of Apollo, the Greek sun-god, surrounded by straightand wavy blaze lines… The face in the sun with horns representsthe ancient adoration of he horned sun-god of Babylon. (Temple of Apollo facade in the Pergamum Museum, East Berlin)-Face in the sun at the top of one of the giant serpentine pillars ofBernini’s canopy in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican-A small bronze of Hercules, an allegorical figure of the solar deity,holding the globe…-The Persian sun-god, Mithra, holding the globe, a symbol of rulership of the universe.*Mithra was widely accepted in the Roman world prior to the period ofChristian evangelism. Sunday was dedicated to Mithra (lord), receiving ththe title of “The Lord’s Day.” …a counterfeit of the true 7 daySabbath - calculated by the luni-solar calendar of Creation.-“Black virgin of Montserrat”, a typical example of globe-holdingimages in the Roman Church…
-Giant globe on top of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in Rome-Large globe of the sun-god upon Bernini’s canopy over the mainaltar in St. Peter’s Basilica-Sacred Catholic reliquary…(“Angels” holding up the pagan imagery of the universe… the globe)-The globe on top of the papal tiara…-Ancient stone relief depicting the wheel of the sun on an Assyria-Babylonian altar-Decorative solar wheel on a Roman Catholic altar-Catholic solar wheel at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris-Solar wheel in the floor tiles (monastery of St. Ignatius)
-Unquestionably the largest occult solar wheel on earth is located in the court of St. Peter at the Vatican in Rome. Notice that it is made of a wheel within a wheel, with eight spokes, a common symbol of cosmic energy in paganism. Protruding from its center is an obelisk, the ancient symbol of Osiris, the solar phallic god of Egypt. -Bronze atlas, holding up the universe in the form of a shell -Venus, the fertility goddess, holding a large shell -An “angel” statue, holding the shell as a font (to hold “holy water”) in a Roman Catholic Church -Pagan symbols of the heavens on a papal crest in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome... Note the shell in the center. -Pope Benedict’s Coat of Arms (Note the shell…)3 -Masonic pendant… “All seeing eye of providence” in a solar blaze within a triangle, surrounded by serpent with tail in its mouth, symbolic of the cosmic force of 666-god, the ruler of the Zodiac
-The “all seeing eye” adorning a Roman Catholic pulpit (Paris, France) -The “all seeing eye” looking down on worshipers from the apex of the dome in the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, Spain -The “all seeing eye” in a confessional (the Cathedral of Milano, Italy) -Quetzalcoatl, the lord of life and death in the Aztec and Toltec culture, 1000 A.D. Notice the full heart in the chest. Humans believed to possess a deified heart were sacrificed; their hearts were then offered to nourish the sun. -Statue of “Jesus” with the “sacred heart” (flaming…) on chest… -Painting of Mary, holding the “sacred heart” *The “sacred heart” has no Christian origin. This flaming heart was sacred in pagan mysteries: Quetzalcoatl, Osiris, Vishnu… and was worn as an amulet around the necks of Roman youth. -The mother pelican feeding her young with her own flesh was a symbolic allegory to the sun feeding the planets. Now it is a symbol in the Roman Catholic Church of “Christ serving humanity”. -A close examination of the papal crests on the “holy” door in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, reveals the occult symbolism of the solar deity… (*SCARAB: Symbol of the rising sun, the Egyptian sun god Chepri, or Khepera) 3*All photos (with the exception of those marked with “ ”) are taken from The Great Controversy (illustrated), Ellen G. White,published by Laymen for Religious Liberty, Inc. in 1990 [originally published in 1858, without photo illustrations]