Revelation 3 – The Message to the Churches of Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea & Is the Vatican and Evil Organization?

The Book of Revelation may appear to be mainly about destruction and punishment, but it’s not, it’s the opposite.  The Book of Revelation is about salvation, the incredible love that God has for us.

Aside from the Bible, there is very little factual documentation of God’s love.  Therefore, I am unable to share that knowledge with you.  Yet, you can obtain that information the same way I did, ask Jesus to come into your heart and “SHOW YOU” and He will.

Anyway, most of the articles I will be posting in this Book will be showing how evil and wicked this world is. 

Everyone knows that the majority of Christian churches aren’t right with Jesus.  They may not be as evil as the Catholics, but that might be just because they don’t have the funds to be that evil.

I believe that most Christian churches started off on the right track, but I’m assuming that many of them became evil due to lack of finances.  Instead of trusting in God to help them out they crossed the line and have lost their way home.

I wonder if the Catholic Church had ever been right with God?  Tomorrow we’re going to look at…

Revelation 3
The Message to the Churches of
Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea

Sardis or Sardes was an ancient city at the location of modern Sart (Sartmahmut before 19 October 2005) in Turkey’s Manisa Province.
Sardis was the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, one of the important cities of the Persian Empire, the seat of a proconsul under the Roman Empire, and the metropolis of the province Lydia in later Roman and Byzantine times.

As one of the Seven churches of Asia, it was addressed by the author of the Book of Revelation in terms which seem to imply that its population was notoriously soft and fainthearted.

Its importance was due, first to its military strength, secondly to its situation on an important highway leading from the interior to the Aegean coast, and thirdly to its commanding the wide and fertile plain of the Hermus.

1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

“Sardis” – modern Sart.  Capital of the ancient kingdom of Lydia, it was a city of great wealth and fame.  The acropolis was a natural citadel on the northern spur of mount Tmolus.  It rose 1,500 feet above the lower valley.

2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

“Come on thee as a thief” – not a reference to the second coming of Christ, because here His coming depends on the church’s refusal to repent.  Elsewhere in the New Testament the clause refers to the second advent.

4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

“White” description of the redeemed.

5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

“He that overcometh”- the overcomer is every Christian, every believer.

“I will not blot out his name”- this is a positive promise of complete and total security.

“Book of life” – a divine ledger is first mentioned in Ex 32:32-33).  It was a register of all citizens in the kingdom community.  To have one’s name erased from this book would indicate loss of citizenship.

6 He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Alaşehir (Turkish pronunciation: in Antiquity and the Middle Ages known as Philadelphia, i.e. “(city of) brotherly love” is a town and district of Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey.

It is situated in the valley of the Kuzuçay (Cogamus in antiquity), at the foot of the Bozdağ Mountain (Mount Tmolus in antiquity).

The town is connected to İzmir by a 105 km (65 mi) railway.

The longtime mayor is Gökhan Karaçoban.

It stands on elevated ground commanding the extensive and fertile plain of the Gediz River, (Hermus in antiquity) presents at a distance an imposing appearance.

It has several mosques and Christian churches. There are small industries and a fair trade.

From one of the mineral springs comes a heavily charged water popular around Turkey.

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

“Philadelphia” – modern Alashehir; a city of commercial importance conveniently located as the gateway to the high central plateau of the province of Asia in Asia Minor.  The name means “brotherly love” and commemorates the loyalty and devotion of Attalus II (220-130 B.C.) to his brother Eumenes II.

“Key of David” – Christ is the Davidic Messiah with authority to control entrance to the kingdom.

8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

“Open door” – either the door of opportunity or the door to the kingdom.  The context favors the latter.

9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

“Synagogue of Satan” – a bold metaphor directed against unbelieving and hostile Jews.  Cf. Jesus’ scathing rebuke in Jn 8:44; see also 2 Cor 11:14-15.  The Jewish synagogue was a gathering place for worship, study and communal activities.

“Say they are Jews” – see Rom 2:28-29.

“Worship before thy feet” – an appropriate act of worship in the Near East.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

In 133 B.C. Attalus III, the last king of Pergamum, bequeathed all his possessions, including Attaleia, to the Romans.
It is known that the city reached the peak of its prosperity as an important trade center in the 2nd century A.D. and that it was enhanced with new monuments commemorating the emperor Hadrian’s visit in 130 A.D.

“Hour of temptation” – this period of testing that precedes the consummation of the kingdom is the Great Tribulation period (see 13:5-10; Matt 24:4-28; cf. Dan 12:1; Mk 13:19; 2 Thess 21:1-12).

Notice that the purpose of this tribulation is “to try them that dwell on the earth.”

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.

12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

“Write upon him my new name” – names revealed character.  Christ’s new name symbolizes all that He is by virtue of His redemptive work for mankind.  This awaits the second advent.

13 He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

“Laodiceans” – the Laodicea was near modern Denizli.  The wealthiest city in Phyrgia during Roman times, it was widely known for its banking establishments, medical school and textile industry.  Its major weakness was lack of an adequate water supply.

“The Amen” – Is 65:16 speaks of “the God of truth,” i.e., “the God of the Amen.”  As a personal designation it describes one who is perfectly trustworthy or faithful.

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

The Laodicean Church was a Christian community established in the ancient city of Laodicea (on the river Lycus, in the Roman province of Asia, and one of the early centers of Christianity).
The church was established in the Apostolic Age, the earliest period of Christianity, and is probably best known for being one of the Seven churches of Asia addressed by name in the Book of Revelation.

“Lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot” – something cold is always refreshing, and “hot” may refer to the hot, medicinal waters of nearby Hierapolis.  The church in Laodicea supplied neither healing for the spiritually sick nor refreshment for the spiritually weary.

“Spue” – Lit. “vomit.”

17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see.

Refers to three items in which Laodicea took great pride: financial wealth, an extensive textile industry and a famous eye salve.

19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

“As many as I love, I…chasten” – see Job 5:17; Ps 94:12; Prov 3:11-12; 1 Cor 11:32; Heb 12:5-11.

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

“I stand at the door, and knock” – usually taken as picture of Christ’s knocking on the door of the individual unbeliever’s heart.  In context, however, the self-deluded members of the congregation are being addressed.

In this passage, the Lord of the church is pictured ad knocking on the door of the church.  The Laodiceans were in danger of closing Christ out of their church, just as unbelievers can close Him out of their lives.

21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

 

Is the Vatican and Evil Organization?

The Catholic church teaches that Peter was the first Pope and the earthly head of the church, but the Bible never says this once.
In fact, it was Peter himself who spoke against “Neither as being being lords over God’s heritage, but being ensamples to the flock” (I Pet 5:3).

Popes do not marry, although Peter did (Matt 8:14; I Cor. 9:5).

The Bible never speaks of Peter being in Rome, and it was Paul, not Peter, who wrote the epistle to the Romans.

In the New Testament, Paul wrote 100 chapters with 2,325 verses, while Peter wrote only 8 chapters with 166 verses.

In Peter’s first epistle he stated that he was simply “an apostle of Jesus Christ,” not a Pope (I Pet. 1:1).

The Roman papacy and priesthood is just a huge fraud to keep members in bondage to a corrupt pagan church.

In the Bible there are no popes or priests to rule over the church.

Jesus Christ is our High Priest (Heb. 3:1; 4:14-15; 5:5; 8:1; 9:11), and all true Christians make up a spiritual priesthood (I Pet. 2:5).

Jesus Christ has sanctified all Christians who believe on Him (Heb. 10:10-11), so all priests today are unnecessary and unscriptural.

Furthermore, the practice of calling a priest “father” is forbidden by Jesus Christ (Matt 23:9).

There is only ONE mediator between God and men, and that is Jesus Christ (I Tim. 2:5).

With over a billion adherents and growing, the Catholic Church is an immensely powerful institution. As an organization that claims to represent God and do good, it has tremendous potential to create positive change.

Yet, the Catholic Church has a long history of supporting evil and continues to cause tremendous suffering while doing little real good.

Mass Delusion

Catholics choose to selectively ignore:

* many past and present sins of the church,

* many priests are child molesters and that church policy not only enabled abuse of children but consistently protected and even rewarded pedophile priests,

* that the catholic ban on birth control has ensured that tens of millions of unwanted children live unimaginable lives of deprivation and grow up (those that survive) to prey upon the societies that forsake them,

* millions of preventable cases of AIDS caused by Vatican policy of avoiding condoms also goes ignored,

* financial scandals,

* that the church supported the Nazi’s and other fascists and helped smuggle the worst war criminals to safety from justice,

* unforgivable crimes of the holy inquisitors,

* that the Catholic Church invented some of the most heinous forms of torture that could never be anything but evil.

* that the Catholics never mention their genocide committed against the peoples of the “New World.” 

* that priests have written books about them witnessing Satanic ceremonies inside the Vatican, and

* that Catholics choose to ignore the fact that much of church doctrine not only has no biblical basis but actually goes against the bible that they claim as the word of God.

One of biggest excuses given by Catholics for the sins of their church is,

It all happened a very long time ago, or

Those were very different times with different morals.

Yet, many of the church’s worst sins were committed in recent history, not the distant past.

Another excuse is that the sins of the church are committed by only a few flawed individuals and the organization as a whole remains good. This is simply not true.

The Vatican and Popes have actively condoned and perpetuated the evil committed by the Church. Popes may occasionally make some public utterances of supporting peace and ending poverty but their actions tell the truth.

Roman Catholics believe that Mary, the mother of Jesus, remained a virgin after the birth of Jesus and was sinless all of her life. She is worshiped in the Catholic church as the “Mother of God” and the “Queen of Heaven.”
St. Bernard stated that she was crowned “Queen of Heaven” by God the Father, and that she currently sits upon a throne in Heaven making intercession for Christians.

The Infallibility of the Pope

Since 1870, with Pope Pius IX, the Catholic Church has taught the doctrine of Papal Infallibility.

The Vatican Council then declared that:

The Vatican Council has defined as “a divinely revealed dogma” that “the Roman Pontiff, when he speaks ex cathedra – that is, when in the exercise of his office as pastor and teacher of all Christians he defines, by virtue of his supreme Apostolic authority, a doctrine of faith or morals to be held by the whole Church – is, by reason of the Divine assistance promised to him in blessed Peter, possessed of that infallibility with which the Divine Redeemer wished His Church to be endowed in defining doctrines of faith and morals; and consequently that such definitions of the Roman Pontiff are irreformable of their own nature (ex sese) and not by reason of the Church’s consent” (Catholic Encyclopedia)

On June 20, 1894, Pope Leo XIII was bold enough to claim that the Popes “hold upon the earth the place of God Almighty” Of course, this was nothing new because the Vatican Council of 1870 had already proclaimed that:

The Pope is Christ in office, Christ in jurisdiction and power…we bow down before thy voice, O Pius, as before the voice of Christ, the God of truth; in clinging to thee, we cling to Christ. (Babylon Mystery Religion, p. 103).

The first being to ever liken himself to God was Lucifer (Is. 14:12-15), and the last will be Antichrist (II Thess. 2:3-4), so the Pope isn’t in very good company.

King Herod, who also followed the Roman religion, was killed by God for allowing people to credit him with infallibility (Acts 12:21-23).

God’s word is the only infallible Authority in Christianity. No man is infallible.

The Bible record is quite clear about that:

God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar…” (Rom. 3:4).

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Is. 8:20).

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity” (Ps. 62:9).

Catholic Fascism & WW II

In 1929, Pope Pius XI signed the Lateran Treaty with Mussolini’s government, affirming the dictator’s rule and granting him the political clout necessary for a secure Fascist future.

In exchange, the church got $90 million in cash, a new tax-exempt papal state on Vatican Hill, government salaries for Italian priests, and the promise of both power and financial security. The deal with Mussolini encouraged Hitler and so he too sought Vatican support and got it.

Germany’s Catholics were against Hitler and he couldn’t muster nearly enough votes to be elected to power without Catholic support. Seeing Hitler as a potentially valuable ally, the Vatican applied pressure to German Catholics and ultimately was able to exert enough force to get Hitler elected.

In exchange for placing him in power Hitler signed a “concordat” with the Vatican in 1933 that gave the Church exemption from some laws, state financial support and cash pay-outs amounting to billions of dollars during Hitler’s reign.

The fact that the Vatican is concluding a treaty with the new Germany means the acknowledgement of the National Socialist State by the Catholic Church. The treaty shows the whole world clearly and unequivocally that the assertion that National Socialism is hostile to religion is a lie. – Adolph Hitler in letter to the Nazi party, July 22, 1933.

However, not all Catholics could stomach the deal and four years later three German Cardinals and two German Bishops traveled to the Vatican in 1937 to plead with Pope Pius XI to help protect German Catholics from German oppression.

In the summer of 1938 the ailing Pope finally wrote an encyclical entitled Humani Generis Unitas (On the Unity of the Human Race) that strongly condemned German oppression.

However, his condemnation was not really in support of humanity but rather in defense against Germans shutting down Catholic Churches and schools where the nuns and priests were reported to molest children.

The encyclical was suppressed by opponents within the Vatican and the existence of the “lost encyclical” wasn’t revealed until 1972.

On his deathbed the Pope pleaded with his physicians to keep him alive for a couple more days so he could finally oppose Hitler and Mussolini and avert war. He died under mysterious circumstances and on March 2nd, 1939, Eugenio Pacelli, the architect of the deal with Hitler was made Pope.

Slovakia became a Nazi puppet state led by the Catholic priest Jozef Tiso. During this period, approximately 70,000 Slovak Jews were sent to concentration camps to perish in the Holocaust.” – United Sates State Department profile of Slovakia

After Hitler invaded Yugoslavia it split off Croatia as a Catholic state to reward the Vatican for its support and named Fascist Ante Pavelic and his Ustashi thugs as leaders.

The Catholic Church openly ruled with Pavelic. Archbishop Alojzije Spinac, the primate of Croatia boldly proclaimed:

God who directs the destiny of nations and controls the hearts of kings has given us Ante Pavelic and moved the leader of a friendly and allied people, Adolph Hitler, to use his victorious troops to disperse our oppressors and enable us to create an independent state of Croatia. Glory be to God, our gratitude to Adolf Hitler and infinite loyalty to chief Ante Pavelic.

I left out parts of this section because I didn’t see it necessary to prove my point, but if you want to read it all you can go here

In Bed With the Mafia

The Vatican had long had cozy ties with the mafia and after the war it was involved in a number of criminal conspiracies. Its secretive Vatican bank is beyond the reach of anyone except the Pope and is used for laundering billions of dollars each year in criminal funds. The infamous BCCI scandal exposed a money laundering operation conducted by the mafia, the CIA and the Catholic Church.

Pedophile Priests

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of children have been sexually abused by Catholic priests. The abuse has been an integral part of church culture and has actively been encouraged and supported by the Vatican, Cardinals and Bishops.

Auditors for the Roman Catholic Church reported that in 2004 there were 1,092 new sexual abuse charges filed involving 756 priests, most all involved children. This brought the total to 11,750 United States cases for the period of 1950 through 2004, still a fraction of the number of actual cases since most of the victims have never come forward.

The auditors only covered United States churches and only got voluntarily submitted information.

The Franklin Cover-up case brought to light the participation of the Catholic Church in the abuse and prostitution of children from Boys Town as part of a CIA-satanic mind control program that reached all the way to the highest levels of government and the Vatican.

Purgatory – Painting inside the dome.
The Catholic Church teaches that a Christian’s soul must burn in purgatory after death until all of their sins have been purged.
To speed up the purging process, money may be paid to a priest so he can pray and have special masses for an earlier release.

This heresy began creeping into the Roman Church during the reign of Pope Gregory around the end of the 6th century, and it has no scriptural support.

In fact, Jesus warned us about this pagan practice in Matt 23:14 when He spoke of those who devoured widows houses and made long prayers for a pretense.

Ps 49:6-7 tells us that a person couldn’t redeem a loved one, even if such a place did exist:

“They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him.”

Peter addressed this issue in Acts 8:20 when he said, “Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.”

God’s word is clearly against the doctrine of purgatory.

Pope Francis says that if you ask for yours sins to be forgiven and follow him on Twitter you will do less time in Purgatory.

The 11,750 documented United States cases are shocking and unfathomable. The number of unreported cases in the United States and cases in other countries, where the Church still has substantial influence in schools, among police and in the courts, is indubitably much higher and likely amounts to hundreds of thousands or even millions of children molested by people who are supposed to represent God.

How could such a massive criminal conspiracy have gone on so long? What kind of God would permit such a thing? Why does it continue to be tolerated and even encouraged by the Vatican?

Car-Bomber Catholic Priest

On July 31 1972, an 8 year old girl and 8 others were killed when car bombs ripped through the village of Claudy in Northern Ireland. It is widely believed that the bombs were placed by Catholic priest James Chesney, who was known as a regional “Director of Operations” for the Irish Republican Army (IRA).

The Church knew of his involvement and quickly relocated him out of the reach of justice to the Republic of Ireland where he kept hidden away from authorities.

Despite the presence of explosives residue in the back of his car, British authorities did not pursue the case due to pressure from higher levels.

Chesney died a few years later before he could be brought to justice for the car bombing murders.

Quebec Catholic Nightmare

Children born to single mothers in the province of Quebec, Canada were forcibly taken from their mothers from the 1940’s up till the early 60’s. Some were adopted out to families but most were locked up in Catholic run facilities masquerading as orphanages. 

The policy of stealing children from unwed mothers was created by the Catholic Church so it could gain control over thousands of children.

When the Church found that it could nearly double the amount of money it got from the Canadian government for mentally disabled children over regular “orphans” it suddenly declared all of the children in its charge as mental patients and orphanages were converted to psychiatric hospitals overnight. 

No evaluations were conducted to determine the true mental state of the orphans and no beneficial therapy or education was ever offered to the children.  Over 20,000 children were locked away to suffer unimaginable horror in Catholic run facilities.

Not satisfied with the emotional damage to the children caused by labeling them as “retarded”, the Nuns who ran the orphanages abused the children in ways beyond comprehension.

Catholic Mass
By perverting the Christian practice of the Lord’s Supper (Matt 26:26-28; I Cor. 11:23-27), the Catholic Church has created the Mass, which they teach to be a continual sacrifice of Jesus Christ:

“Christ…commanded that his bloody sacrifice on the Cross should be daily renewed by an unbloody sacrifice of his body and blood in the Mass under the simple elements of bread and wine.” (The Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. 10, Pg. 13, Article: “Mass, Sacrifice of.”).

Jesus never made such a command. If you’ll check the above references in Matt 26 and I Cor 11, you’ll see for yourself that the Lord’s Supper is a Memorial and a Showing of Christ’s death until He comes again. It is not a sacrifice.

The Catholic Encyclopedia states the following:

“In the celebration of the Holy Mass, the bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Christ.

It is called transubstantiation, for in the Sacrament of the Eucharist the substance of bread and wine do not remain, but the entire substance of bread is changed into the body of Christ, and the entire substance of wine is changed into his blood, the species or outward semblence of bread and wine alone remaining.” (Vol. 4, pg. 277, Article: “Consecration”).

The Catholic Church teaches that the “Holy Mass” is a Literal eating and drinking of the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ.

The priest supposedly has the power to change the bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ.

Now, what does God’s word say about such practices?

If you’ll read Gen 9:4, Lev 17:11-12, and Acts 15:29, you will find that God absolutely Forbids the drinking of blood all through the Bible.

Rome teaches that the Mass is a continual “sacrifice” of Jesus Christ, but God’s word states that Jesus made the FINAL sacrifice on Calvary!

This is made perfectly clear in Heb 10:10-12:

“By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God.”
The mass is unnecessary and unscriptural.

Children were whipped with chains, sexually assaulted, tortured, held in straight-jackets and subjected to needless lobotomies and electro-shocks.  Many were rented to Catholic-owned businesses to be used as slave labor. 

Hundreds of children died from the abuse and many committed suicide. The bodies of children killed by the nun’s abuse were sold to medical facilities for $10, if not claimed by a family member.

Many of the children were used as human lab rats in sadistic experiments. Some of the children imprisoned at St. Jean-de-Dieu hospital were treated by the infamous Ewen Cameron, the psychopath psychiatrist who conducted lethal experiments on patients at Allan Memorial Institute of McGill University for the CIA as part of their MK-ULTRA mind control research program.

In 2004, some of the surviving children asked the government to open the mass graves where children were buried to support their claims which were being denied by the church and the government, but the government refused.

Other children were used to test dangerous drugs under contract to criminal pharmaceutical firms and sadistic psychiatrists.

The children were unleashed from their tortuous prisons upon reaching the age of 18, with no education, no means of support and so badly damaged that they were unable to function in society.

To shield the church from bankruptcy from the many lawsuits and further cover-up its partnership in crime with the CIA, the Quebec government agreed to pay surviving victims of the orphanages $26 million in compensation, provided that they agree to never sue anyone for the abuse.

Taxpayers did not consent to the government spending their money to cover-up the crimes and deny justice to the evil doers.

In 2001, another 1,000 orphans settled with the Quebec government for about $25 million for wrongfully placing them in the “mental” institutions. Thousands of other abused orphans have not received any compensation and have been continually denied any measure of justice.

The Catholic War on Natives

Throughout its history, the Catholic Church has been in bed with government and commercial enterprises.  For over 500 years it either supported or directly waged genocide against native populations for commercial purposes in the Americas. 

The impact of Catholics and others on the new world was an estimated 80% population reduction in the span of 200 years.

In 1909, Dr. Peter Bryce of the Indian Affairs department in Ottawa, Canada claimed that churches were deliberately exposing native children to smallpox and tuberculosis in residential schools across Canada, and letting them die untreated.

Thousands of children died as a result. The abuse of native children in Canadian residential schools continued up into the 1970’s. Researchers estimate that 50,000 native children in Canada died as a result of the abuse, neglect and murder in ”residential” schools run by the Catholic and Anglican churches.

In many other countries Native children were forcibly sent to church boarding schools where they were horribly abused and even murdered. Natives continue to struggle with the immense damage done to them by the Catholic church and other religious organizations.

Nun Abuse

A survey conducted in 1999 revealed that 34,000 United States Catholic nuns, or about 40 percent of all nuns in the United States, have suffered some form of sexual trauma.

The survey was conducted by researchers at the St. Louis University and was partially funded by Nuns.  Twenty percent of the Nuns said they had been sexually assaulted as a child.

In 2001, the Vatican admitted that it had received reports of the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and other nuns in 23 different countries. This is likely a tiny fraction of the actual cases since most are never reported.

The Bible was written, or let us say, dictated by Jesus Christ.
Yet, the Catholics have found another error in the Bible – the scripture directly above – because they have come up with a system of “salvation through works.”

Through infant baptism, keeping sacraments, church membership, going to mass, praying to Mary, and confession (just to mention a few), the Catholic church has developed a system of salvation through WORKS.

God’s word says that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not through works:

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Eph. 2:8-9).

“But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness” (Rom 4:5).
Jesus Christ came into this world to lay down His sinless life for YOU -to pay for your sins, because you couldn’t.

Jesus is your only hope for salvation. Only by receiving Him as your Savior can you enter the gates of Heaven.

There is no other way.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me” (Jn 14:6).

The Lord Jesus Christ has come and PAID for your sins by shedding His own Blood on Calvary.

By receiving Him as your Savior, you can be WASHED from all your sins in His precious Blood (Rev 1:5; Col. 1:14; Acts 20:28; I Pet. 1:18-19).

Notice these important words from Rom 5:8-9:

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”

Jesus PAID your way to Heaven for you!

By receiving Him as your Savior, you will be receiving God’s ONLY means of Salvation for you.

Rom 10:13 says, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Rom 10:9 says, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

Opus Dei – Fascist Catholic Cult

Made famous in the book and movie “The Da Vinci Code”, the secretive Catholic cult, Opus Dei, uses scientology like tactics to recruit and enslave young Catholics into a cult-like organization that is used to promote a fascist agenda.

Infamous Opus Dei members include Tyco Looter Mark Belnick, former FBI Director Louis Freeh, convicted spy Robert Philip Hanssen, New York cop & mafia thug Al Capone and many other criminals.

Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei was widely acknowledged as a ferocious woman hater, supporter of fascists such as Franco and Pinochet, yet was canonized by the church.

Woman are so sinful…that they have been dislodged from the Garden of Eden. And the only possibility for them to lessen their guilt is by subordinating themselves…”You should be like a carpet where people can step onto.” – from the Opus Dei in Austria

Manufacturing Suffering

Throughout the Catholic world the practice of birth control is deemed a mortal sin and many prostitutes and drug addicts will not practice safe sex for fear of going to hell.

The lack of birth control results in tens of millions of unplanned and unwanted pregnancies each year and the needless spread of HIV and other venereal diseases.

In countries with high HIV infections the church tells people that condoms can’t prevent the spread of HIV, greatly increasing the number of new infections.

Under Vatican influence the United States bribed the government of Uganda to not distribute millions of condoms it already had.

The resulting overpopulation is the primary cause of poverty, crime and disease that grips so many Catholic countries. The poverty cheats entire nations of the hope for a better future and ensures the destruction of vital eco-systems.

In Brazil there are so many unwanted and homeless children that they run wild and are hunted down and killed by death squads paid by shop-keepers who are tired of getting robbed by the starving packs of kids.

Many of the unwanted children throughout Catholic countries end up in the clutches of pedophiles.

A study in Guatemala found that nearly every brothel there had children working as prostitutes. Children are sold throughout Latin America for prostitution, pornography and to Satanists for torture and sacrifice.

Popes

Some of the most perverse, violent and twisted people in history have been Catholic Popes. Most were gluttons and alcoholics and many were sexual deviants. Pedophilia is an ancient Catholic tradition going all the way back to the Roman Emperors.

According to Catholic historian Peter de Rosa in his book “Vicars of Christ”:

Popes had mistresses as young as fifteen years of age, were guilty of incest and sexual perversions of every sort, had innumerable children that were murdered in the very act of adultery.

Pope Sergius III (904-911) – Obtained his office by murder and fathered several illegitimate children by Marozia, who assassinated Pope Leo VI (928 – 929), and put her own teenage son (John XI) as Pope. 

 

 

 

 

Benedict V (964) – Raped a young girl and absconded to Constantinople with the papal treasury only to reappear when the money ran out. Church historian Gerbert called Benedict “the most iniquitous of all the monsters of ungodliness.”

The pontiff was eventually slain by a jealous husband. His corpse, bearing a hundred dagger wounds, was dragged through the streets before being tossed into a cesspit.

Pope Benedict IX (1033–1045) – Committed murders and adulteries in broad daylight, robbed pilgrims, and was regarded as a hideous criminal. The people drove him out of Rome: The Catholic encyclopedia says, “He was a disgrace to the chair of Peter.” 

 

 

 

 

Pope Innocent III (119-1216) – Promoted the Inquisition, surpassing all his predecessors in torturing and murdering.

 

 

 

Pope Boniface VIII (1294-1303) – One of the worst of all Popes. Dante visited Rome and described the Vatican as a “sewer of corruption” and assigned Boniface VII, Nicholas III and Clement V to the “lowest parts of hell.”

 

 

 

 

 

Rodrigo Borgia – Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503) – Under his reign the “Vatican was again a brothel” (The Records of Rome, 1868, British Library) and his debauched papal court was compared to the ancient “fleshpots” of Caesarea in which St. Augustine (d. 430) reveled.

He was well known as a sexual pervert and was reported to have fathered children with his daughter.

 

 

Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti – Pius IX (1846-1878) – Was famous for the kidnapping of a 6-year-old Jewish boy and the oppression of Jews yet was deemed a Saint by Pope John Paul II. His beatification was questioned due to rumors that he sexually molested the boy.

 

 

 

Karol Wojtyla – John Paul II (1978-2005) – While Karol did apologize for many of the church’s sins he also was a staunch supporter of catholic monsters such as Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legion of Christ and known pedophile.

Karol beatified and canonized more individuals than all his predecessors put together, many of the individuals were notorious pedophiles and other criminals yet Karol thought them all to be great Catholics and saints.

 

 

Joseph Ratzinger – Pope Benedict XVI (2005 to present) – a member of Hitler Youth and member of the German army during WW II. He manned anti-aircraft guns at the BMW factory that used slave labor. As a former Nazi he is responsible for war crimes and the men he killed.

In the early 80’s he was made Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), formerly called Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition (aka “the Inquisition”).

He has actively protected and supported known pedophiles and blocked investigations into the church’s abuse of children.

Inquisition

The Catholic Church is infamous for its “Inquisition” whereby it tortured and murdered millions of people. The Inquisitions started in the 1200s and didn’t end until the late 1800s.

The Holy Inquisitions
“The Catholic”
“Anyone who attempts to construe a personal view of God which conflicts with Church dogma must be burned without pity” – Pope Innocent III.

The Inquisition was an ecclesiastical court and process of the Roman Catholic Church setup for the purpose towards the discovery and punishment of heresy which wielded immense power and brutality in medieval and early modern times.

The Inquisitions function was principally assembled to repress all heretics of rights, depriving them of their estate and assets which became subject to the ownership of the Catholic treasury, with each relentlessly sought to destroy anyone who spoke, or even thought differently to the Catholic Church.

In his book, “History of the Inquisition”, Canon Llorente, who was Secretary of the Inquisition in Madrid from 1790-92 estimated the number of condemned in Spain alone to have exceeded 3 million, with 300,000 burned at the stake.

A Catholic historian comments on the events leading up to the suppression of the Spanish Inquisition:

When Napoleon conquered Spain in 1808, a Polish officer in his army, Col. Lemanouski, reported that the Dominicans (in charge of the Inquisition) blockaded themselves in their monastery in Madrid.

When Lemanouski’s troops forced an entry, the inquisitors denied the existence of any torture chambers. The soldiers searched the monastery and discovered them under the floors.

The chambers were full of prisoners, all naked, many insane. The French troops, used to cruelty and blood, could not stomach the sight. They emptied the torture chambers, laid gunpowder to the monastery and blew the place up.

Mother Teresa

Perhaps the greatest icon of Catholic charity, Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) was not at all who she pretended to be or who the media portrayed her as.

In reality she spent her life opposing cures to poverty such as birth control and empowerment of women. She took in vast sums of money for the poor and used it mostly to expand her religious order to 500 convents around the world.

She was a supporter of criminals such as Charles Keating and mass murderers such as the Haitian Dictator François (Papa Doc) Duvalier who looted the country and killed over 30,000 people.

For her loyal support of his family, Baby Doc Duvalier presented her with a Legion d’Honneur in 1981, which she graciously accepted from the mass murderer.

In 1989, Agnes traveled back to her native Albania to pay her respects to communist dictator Enver Hoxha and lay a wreath on his grave. Hoxha was one of the most repressive rulers of the 20th century.

Tortures of the Catholic Inquisition
“Fear is the basis of the whole – fear of the mysterious, fear of defeat, fear of death. Fear is the
parent of cruelty, and therefore it is no wonder if cruelty and religion have gone hand-in-hand” – Bertrand Russell.

The Rack
The Rack was an instrument of torture often used in the Middle Ages, and a popular means of extricating confession. The victim was tied across a board by their ankles and wrists, rollers at either end of the board were turned by pulling the body in opposite directions until dislocation of every joint occurred.

The Stocks
With their feet in the stocks, two pieces of timber clamped together, over and under, both across each leg above the ankles. The soles of their feet then having been greased with lard, a blazing brazier was applied to them, and they were first blistered and then fried. At intervals a board was interposed between the fire and their feet and removed once they disobeyed the command to confess themselves of guilt for which they had been charged.

Water Torture
The victim’s nostrils were pinched shut, and eight quarts of fluid were poured down the victim’s throat through a funnel. Other techniques included forcing a cloth down the throat, while pouring water, which made a swallowing reflex pushing it further down into the stomach producing all the agonies of suffocation by drowning until the victim lost consciousness. Instead of water, the torture was sometimes conducted with boiling water or vinegar.

The Heretics Fork
This instrument consisted of two little forks one set against the other, with the four prongs plunged into the flesh, under the chin and above the chest, with hands secured firmly behind their backs. A small collar supported the instrument in such a manner that the victims were usually forced to hold their head erect, thus preventing any movement.

The forks did not penetrate any vital points, and thus suffering was prolonged and death was always nearly avoided. The pointed prongs on each end to crane the persons head made speech or movement near impossible.

The Pear
The pear was a torture device used on females. This device was inserted into the vagina, or mouth of the victim and then expanded by force of the screw to the maximum aperture setting of the victims cavity. The antrum would then irremediably become lacerated, nearly always fatally, ripping the tissue, flesh and membranes.

The Branks
The Branks, also sometimes called Dame’s Bridle, or Scold’s Bridle comprised of a metal facial mask and spiked mouth depressor that was implemented on housewives up until the early 19th century. Many clergymen sustained in this husband’s right to handle his wife, and to use “salutary restraints in every case of misbehavior” without the intervention of what some court records of 1824 referred to as “vexatious prosecutions.”

Generally a husband would need only to accuse his wife of disagreeing with his decisions, at which the Branks could be applied. The subject would then be paraded through the streets, or chained to the market cross where she was exposed to public ridicule.

The Wheel
The wheel was one of the most popular and insidious methods of torture and execution practiced. The giant spiked wheel was able to break bodies as it rolled forward, causing the most agonizing and drawn-out death. Other forms include the “braided” wheel, where the victim would be tied to the execution dock or platform. Their limbs were spread and tied to stakes or iron rings on the ground. Slices of wood were placed under the main joints, wrists, ankles, knees, hips, and elbows. The executioner would then smash every joint with the iron-tyred edge of the wheel–however the executioner would avoid fatal blows to give the victim a painful death.

According to a German chronicler, the victim was transformed into a huge screaming puppet writhing in their own blood. It looked like a sea monster with four tentacles, and raw slimy shapeless flesh, mixed with splinters of bone. After the smashing had taken place the victim would literally be “braided” into the wheel and hung horizontally at the top of the pole.

The Breast Ripper
The name of this device speaks for itself. Women condemned of heresy, blasphemy, adultery, and witchcraft often felt the wrath of this device as it violently tore a breast from their torso.
This device was highly put into service during the massacre of the Danes.

Hanging Cages
These cages were usually hung around the outsides of town halls and ducal palaces, they were also near the town’s hall of justice and surprisingly cathedrals. The victim, naked and exposed, would slowly wither from hunger and thirst. The weather would second the victims death by heat stroke and sunburn in the summer and cold in the winter.

The victims and corpses were usually previously mutilated before being put in the cages to make a more edifying example of the punishment. The cadavers were left in the c
ages until the bones literally fell apart.

The Garotte
Originally, the garotte was simply hanging by another name. However, during Medieval times, executioners began to refine the use of rope until it became as feared and as vile as any serious punishments. Executioners first used the garotte to end the suffering of heretics broken on the wheel, but by the turn of the 18th century the seed of an idea involving slow strangulation was planted in the minds of lawmakers.

At first, garottes were nothing more than an upright post with a hole bored through. The victim would stand or sit on a seat in front of the post and chanting crowd, and a rope was looped around his or her neck. The ends of the cords were fed through the hole in the post. The executioner would then pull on both ends of the cord, or twist them tourniquet-styled, slowly strangling the victim. Later modifications included a spike fixed into the wood frame at the back of the victim’s neck, parting the vertebrae as the rope tighten.

The Head Crusher
With the victim’s chin placed on the lower bar, a screw then forces the cap down on the victims cranium. The recipients teeth are crushed and forced into the sockets to smash the surrounding bone. The eyes are compressed from their sockets and brain from the fractured skull.

This device, although not a form of capital punishment, is still used for interrogational purposes. It was to inflict extreme agony and shock and leave the victim in its grasp for hours. Other methods included the head screw (below) which was placed around the forehead and tighten. The accused became so frantic by the extreme panic of having their head crushed that they confessed to anything.

Burnt at the Stake
If the Inquisitor wanted to be sure no relics were left behind by an accused and convicted heretic, he would select death by burning at the stake as the preferred method of execution. With few exceptions, death came from being burned alive. Frequently, burning a victim at the stake was cause for a crowd. Not content to merely learn about the spectacle after it was over, the masses wanted to be entertained.

The Iron Maiden
The Iron Maiden or Virgin of Nuremberg was a tomb-sized container with folding doors. The object was to inflict punishment, then death. Upon the inside of the door were vicious spikes. As the prisoner was shut inside he or she would be pierced along the length of their body. The talons were not designed to kill outright.

The pinioned prisoner was left to slowly perish in the utmost pain. Some models included two spikes that were driven into the eyes causing blindness. One of these diabolical machines was exhibited in 1892.

The Strappado
One of the most common torture techniques. All one needed to set up a strappado was a sturdy rafter and a rope. The victim’s wrists were bound behind their back, and the rope would be tossed over the beam.

The victim was repeatedly dropped from a height, so that their arms and shoulders would dislocate. This was a punishment of the Secret Tribunal until 1820.

The Boots
Also known as the bootikens. The legs of the patient were usually placed between two planks of wood, which they binded with cords and wedges. The torturer used a large, heavy hammer to pound the wedges, driving them closer together.

Forceful blows were used to squeeze the legs to jelly, lacerating flesh, protruding the shins, and crushing the bones; sometimes so that marrow gushed out. Once unloosed the bones fall to pieces, rendering the legs useless. This torture was most overwhelming, as one can imagine.

Judas Cradle
The victim was stripped, hoisted and hung over this pointed pyramid with iron belts. Their legs were stretched out frontwards, or their ankles pulled down by weights. The tormentor would then drop the accused onto the pyramid penetrating both orifices. With their muscles contracted, they were usually unable to relax and fall asleep.

The Guillotine
The Guillotine became the official instrument of execution in France in 1792, during the French Revolution. The device was named for Joseph Ignace Guillotine (1738-1814), a member of the Revolutionary assembly. He regarded the device as a quick and merciful type of execution. A guillotine had two posts joined by a crossbeam at the top. A heavy steel knife with a slanting edge fit in grooves in the posts. A cord held the knife in place.

When the executioner cut the cord, the knife dropped and cut off the victim’s head. It was not until 1981, that France abolished capital punishment, and that the use of the guillotine ended. The Guillotine family were later forced to change their surname’s as a direct result of this invention.

Under his reign of terror Albania was a virtual prison camp and almost every citizen had been interrogated, tortured or imprisoned by the dreaded Sigurimi secret police. The country was impoverished by the lunatic policies of Hoxha and his rampant military spending.

Charles Keating was a good catholic who stole in excess of $252 million as part of an organized fraud in the Savings and Loan scandal of the 1980s. He gave $1.25 million of his loot to Mother Teresa.

When Keating was facing prosecution she interceded on his behalf and wrote a letter to the court urging leniency. When the district attorney informed her that the money she had received was stolen money and needed to be returned, she refused to return the money and evaded the courts attempts to recover the money. Keating only spent a total of 4.5 years in prison.

Mother Teresa did care for the poor, sick and dying but at the same time she promoted policies that cause poverty and disease and supported an institution that preys upon the poor and engages in wholesale abuse of children.

Her legacy is an organization that feeds a few people while taking in vast sums of money and promotes the very causes of poverty.

Catholic Satanism

A book published several years ago by retired Catholic priest, Luigi Marinelli, detailed the misdeeds of greedy bishops, money-laundering prelates, sexual abuse and Satanic rituals within the Vatican.

Marinelli was no lone dissenter, the book was written by a group of Vatican prelates called the Millenari who seek to expose the corruption and Satanism within the Vatican (ISBN 1552631427).

The smoke of Satan has entered the Sanctuary” – Pope Paul IV (1963).

The cultic acts of Satanic pedophilia in the Catholic Church are considered by professionals to be the culmination of the rites of ‘The Enthronement of the Fallen Archangel Lucifer’ in the Vatican” – Fr. Malachi Martin (1990).

Given the Church’s tremendous support of the most horrific forms of torture during the middle ages, its genocide against non-Catholics, its active participation in WW II, its manufacture of poverty and its wholesale sexual abuse of children around the world, how can the organization be anything but satanic?

Reviving European Fascism

Mad-dog Archbishop Jan Sokol, former communist agent, avid supporter of fascists.

The Church is once again taking over the country of Slovakia to create a new fascist stronghold. Despite the fact that they the Catholic party has few seats in Parliament they have been able to gain strategic control over key institutions.

They have mandated Catholic “religious” education in all public schools, banned many competing religions as “cults” while supporting mind control cults such as the Unification Church, Hare Chrisna, and Church of Scientology.

The Slovak taxpayers are required to pay the salaries of priests. The largest land owner in the country, it pays zero taxes. In a special pact with the Vatican, Slovakia all but ceded its sovereignty over to the Church.

The Church has not used its new power to help the poor or improve living conditions for the masses. Under Vatican rule the rich are getting richer and the poor are becoming more desperately poor.

Schools and hospitals are forced to shut their doors as funding is cut. Food prices are skyrocketing and crime is flourishing. Many Slovaks feel they were better off under the Soviets and indeed many of them were.

In March, 2005 the Slovak Archbishop, Jan Sokol, publicly blessed Marian Kotleba, the leader of the Slovak neo-Nazi organization Pospolitosti.

The organization is the resurrection of the Catholic fascist militia that rounded up Jews & Gypsies for Catholic priest Jozef Tiso to send to Hitler’s death camps. So far their actions are mostly limited to distributing flyers promoting hatred against non-Catholics.

Archbishop Jan Sokol doesn’t care which type of thug he supports; state archives reveal that he was an agent for the Slovak secret police during communism.

Vatican Participation in World War 3?

Excess wealth creates lust for power. The more power a person has the more they want. The billionaires that currently control events want more power and have no loyalty to any nation.

Their aspirations are global and they seek to establish a global corporate police state. In order to create such a state national boundaries must be dissolved.

Just as the last two world wars were used to change national boundaries the next world war will be used to dissolve national boundaries and create corporate super-states.

Just as war made it possible to create the UN and NATO, the upcoming war will be used to consolidate power further and unite more countries under the control of a single entity. Corporations are rapidly becoming the new governing force and will replace nations.

War is almost always about power and money, even though religion is usually used as the driving force.

The first large regional wars in Europe were funded by the Rothschild family and they have been involved in most every major conflict since.

Many of the wealthiest families own stock in the Carlyle Group, which in turn owns stock in various military contractors. The rich stand to make more money in the event of a war – regardless of who wins or loses.

Wars cause currencies to deflate and inflate and property to be devalued. In wartime the wealthy can more easily manipulate events to their advantage and then buy up the spoils for almost nothing once the dust has cleared and the blood has soaked into the ground.

A world war isn’t possible without the active support of the Vatican. While the new Pope has issued the standard bogus “peace” messages, the real intentions of the church can be surmised by its past and present actions.

With the appointment of a new Pope who was a member of Hitler Youth, the head of the modern inquisition and known supporter of pedophiles, it is most likely that the Vatican is gearing up to support a return to dark times.

Another world war will require religious zealots on two sides. Without religious insanity, most people simply won’t kill each other with enough gusto to keep a war going for long.

On one side there are Muslims. Saudi Arabia’s CIA designed mind control Wahabi religious schools have produced enough Muslim zealots to keep a war going for a while and with the resurgence of “Christian” fascism courtesy of the Vatican, there may be enough for another side.

Religious Insanity

Most Catholics never think of these aforementioned facts, just as most other religious followers rarely allow logic to penetrate into their minds.

Religion was invented long ago by dark forces as a form of spiritual enslavement. It keeps humans from thinking and keeps them at each other’s throats.

The concept of worshiping some invisible entity is silly enough. The notion that a superior entity would even want to be worshiped is even more ludicrous. The idea that we are paying for the disobedience of someone who lived thousands of years ago is also silly.

Even more nutty is the idea that God would send his only son (aren’t we also his children?) to Earth to suffer a horrible death so that we pathetic humans might somehow be forgiven for something that we didn’t even do.

One needn’t be religious to be an honest and compassionate person. It doesn’t take a stinking old pedophile to convince us that it is better to love than to hate. We don’t need some invisible deity to keep us from making mistakes.

Catholics share in the sins of their church and the blood of its many victims is on their hands.  If you are a true Catholic, get out while you can.

…the history of the Catholic Church.