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I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
-Revelation 17:3

The book of Revelation (Chapter 17) is a vision seen by the prophet John. He tells us of a woman riding a great beast, and each beast mentioned in this prophecy is a world government. This fourth beast in the book of Daniel (Chapter 7) is the revived fourth kingdom, which is the revived Roman Empire.

 

The prophecies of Daniel have been found to be so accurate, many people have tried to discredit the book of Daniel as being written after the events it foretold because it was so specifically correct in every historical respect. This woman is riding the beast which will become the kingdom that brings in the final Antichrist, and the greatest tribulation the world has even known (Matthew 24:21), so it would be important for us to know who this woman is, and what role she plays.

 

1. She is a City on Seven Hills


And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.

-Revelation 17:18 

The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
-Revelation 17:9

      • 1st Beast: The Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar
      • 2nd Beast: The Medo-Persian Empire
      • 3rd Beast: The Grecian Empire
      • 4th Beast: The Roman Empire

(See Daniel 7:19-27)

When I originally researched this subject, I went looking through search engines to find cities that set on seven hills, and I found about 50 around the world, but knowning that the fourth beast represented the revived Roman Empire, I decided to check up on Rome. I not only found Rome on the list of the 50 cities, but found that it is known the world-over as “The City of Seven Hills.”

“It is within the city of Rome, called the city of seven hills, that the entire area of Vatican State proper is now confined.”
-The Catholic Encyclopedia, Thomas Nelson, 1976, s.v. “Rome.”; See also Rory Roybal, Miracles or Magic?, Xulon Press, 2005, p. 30, ISBN: 9781597812504 

 

2. She is Mystery Babylon, Mother of Harlots


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

-Revelation 17:5

Rome has had a long history of merging pagan religions together under one umbrella. The acknowledgment and turning to other gods is most often referred to in the Bible as “fornication” and “whoring.”

Lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they go a whoring after their gods, and do sacrifice unto their gods, and one call thee, and thou eat of his sacrifice;
-Exodus 34:15 

Thou hast also committed fornication with the Egyptians thy neighbours, great of flesh; and hast increased thy whoredoms, to provoke me to anger.
-Ezekiel 16:26

When early Christians would refer to the pagan Roman Empire, they used code word to represent it:
“There is little question among biblical scholars that, when the early Christians used the word Babylon, it was a code word for the Roman Empire. When they said Babylon was decadent and going to fall, they meant that the Roman Empire was decadent and about to fall… Once we understand this use of the word Babylon, Revelation 18 and 19 become incredibly relevant to us in our contemporary societies.”
-Shane Claiborne & Tony Campolo, Red Letter Revolution: What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?, Thomas Nelson Inc, 2012, p. 174, ISBN: 9781400204199 

“Babylon is a code word for Rome. It is used that way six times in the last book of the Bible [four of the six are in chapters 17 and 18 and in extrabiblical works such as Sibylling Oracles (5, 159f.), the Apocalypse of Baruch (ii, 1), and 4 Esdras (3:1).”
-Karl Keating, Catholicism and Fundamentalism: The Attack on “Romanism” by “Bible Christians,” Ignatius Press, 1988, p. 200, ISBN: 9780898701777 

I am in no way endorsing extra-biblical books, but this is simply to show that “Babylon” was used as a code word for “Rome.” When Peter wrote his epistle, he addressed the church at “Babylon:”

The church that is at Babylon, elected together with you, saluteth you; and so doth Marcus my son.
-1 Peter 5:13

But there was no city of Babylon at the time, which leads many scholars to believe, based on the study of other eye-witness documents in that day, that “Babylon,” in the New Testament, refers to Rome. The “MYSTERY” involved is difficult to pinpoint, but since we are dealing with Rome, the most logical explanation is the myticism carried on by the Roman Pontiff.

Rome’s Catechism states that liturgy “aims to initiate souls into the mystery of Christ (It is ‘mystagogy.’)” and all of the Catholic Church’s liturgy is “mystery.”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church, The Wanderer Press, 1994, p. 279, paragraph #1075, ISBN: 9780915245024 

Remember earlier in the section on Mary when we pointed out that the pope refers to Mary as “Queen of Heaven,” and the pagan connection to that name? Let’s look at the quote from the book on witchcraft again:
INANNA: A Sumerian goddess who presided over fertility, love, and war. Known as ‘Queen of Heaven’… Offerings were traditionally made to her at sunrise. After the sun sank beneath the horizon and darkness veiled the night sky, she transformed into the patroness of the timple prostitutes. She is identified with the Babylonian goddessIshtar.”
-Gerina Dunwich, Wicca A to Z: A Complete Guide to the Magickal World, Citadel Press, 1997, p. 180, ISBN: 9780806519302 

“Mary” is simply a name the Catholic Church has given to replace the name of the Babylonian goddess Ishtar that was adopted by Rome before the Catholic Church was started in 326 A.D. Ishtar is also where they get the name for the pagan festival “Easter,” which has nothing to do with the birth of Christ, but everything to do with the solar cycle in worship of the sun. Part of the mystery of the Catholic Church is in the sleight-of-hand used to keep alive the worship of old goddesses in ancient paganism.

I’m sure many Catholics thus far would be outraged that I would point out these connections to the prophecy of Revelation, but before we jump to conclusions, let’s look at ALL of the descriptions revealed to us about the woman.

 

3. She Has Committed Spiritual Fornication

Obviously, a city can’t commit sexual fornication, but it can commit spiritual fornication according to Biblical definitions. This leads us to more indication that the city involved in the acts of fornication is a religious city.

 

For example, Jerusalem is a spiritual city called “The Holy City.” It was chosen by God to represent Him, His Word, and His Chosen People. The Jews committed fornication with other gods, and has become a harlot (Isaiah 1:21), but this cannot be the city talked about in Revelation. Jerusalem is not built on seven hills, and is not referred to as “Babylon.”

When we analyze Rome, however, we find that it is a city built on seven hills, it is referred to as “Babylon,” and it is considered a very religious city because it is the headquarters of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church’s first pope, the Roman Emporer Constantine, established his church in Rome:
“When Emperor Constantine supposedly became a Christian in AD 313 (really a clever political maneuver), he gave freedom to Christians as well as official status alongside paganism to the Christian church. Since the church was now a recognized religious body in the empire, Constantine, as emperor, had to be acknowledged as its de facto head. As such, he convened the first ecumenical council, the Council of Nicea, in AD 325, set its agenda, gave the opening speech, and presided over it as Charlemagne would over the Council of Chalon 500 years later. Interested not in the truth of the gospel but in unifying the empire, Constantine was the first ecumenist and introduced that error into the persecution-wearied church.”
-Dave Hunt, A Woman Rides the Beast: The Roman Catholic Church and the Last Days, Harvest House Publishers, 1994, p. 46, ISBN: 1-56507-199-9 

Constantine deceived many Christians of that day, appearing to promote Christ’s Gospel, when in reality, his goal was to unify the Roman Empire under his leadership. He attempted to take up a position that is reserved for Christ alone:
“As head of the pagan priesthood he was the Pontifex Maximus and needed a similar title as head of the Christian church. The Christians honored him as ‘Bishop of Bishops,’ while Constantine called himself Vicarius Christi, Vicar of Christ. He meant that he was “another Christ” acting int he place of Christ. When translated into Greek, however, as we have seen, Vicarius Christi literally means Antichrist.”
-Dave Hunt, A Woman Rides the Beast: The Roman Catholic Church and the Last Days, Harvest House Publishers, 1994, p. 46, ISBN: 1-56507-199-9 

The pope has taken great pains to push for a one-world religion, attempting to unify all under his banner just like Constantine did originally in Rome:
“It is indeed disturbing to see so many evangelicals unaware of the Vatican’s strategy for bringing the world under the dominion of the papacy. The Vatican has made a concerted effort since 1965 to bring their ‘separated brothers’ back home to ‘holy mother the church.’ In his 1995 encyclical Et Unum Sint, Pope John Paul II said he intends ‘to promote every suitable initiative…to increase the unity of all Christians until they reach full communion’ and ‘to encourage the efforts of all who work for the cause of unity.’ The pope’s stated desire is ‘to gather all people and all things into Christ, so as to be for all: an inseparable sacrament of unity… expressed in the common celebration of the Eucharist.’ During a week of prayer for Christian unity Pope John Paul II said, ‘I gladly take this opportunity to call the attention of all believers to the ecumenical commitment that marked VC II. The council rightly defined the division among Christians as a scandal. The council Fathers felt the need to beg pardon of God and of their brethren for the sins committed against unity.’ He asked Catholics ‘to cultivate an authentic spiritual ecumenism’ through the Virgin Mary [not through the Lord Jesus]. The success of the pope’s push for unity can be seen by the announcement made last year by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He urged all Christians to recognize the Pope as the supreme authority of a new global church(6/99 CRN News).”
-Mike Gendron, “The Pope’s Push for a One-World Religion,” Reaching Catholics for Christ, retrieved Aug 20, 2012, [http://www.reachingcatholics.org/pope.html]

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, andfew there be that find it.
-Matthew 7:14

As we saw earlier, the Catholic Church has been bringing the world’s religions together to pray for “peace.” This is referred to as an “ecumenical movement.” (ecumenical meaning ‘universal church’) The popes and priests of the Catholic Church are working very hard to convince the world that all religions need to come together as one.

(I find it interesting that she is the “Mother” of harlots, and the Catholics refer to it as “Mother Church.”)
 

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
-1 Thessalonians 5:2-3

The peace Jesus Christ talks about is peace coming from those who believe in Him. It is the faithful of Jesus Christ from which true peace comes, but there is also a false peace that is after the world and full of evil, and it is coming from those who deny the Lord Jesus Christ. These are worldly men gathering together, each under the banner of their own false gods, and committing fornication under the umbrella of the Catholic Church.

 

4. She Has Committed Fornication with the Kings of the Earth

 

And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
-Revelation 17:18 

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews:but now is my kingdom not from hence.
-John 18:36

The Crusades alone are proof that the Catholic Church has raised armies, and fought in many battles, to establish an empire of this world. This Catholic Empire has amassed property, wealth, and influence to a point of rivaling any other empire in history. The Catholic Church has engaged in partnerships with emperors and kings, and therefore also, spiritual fornication with the kings of the earth. They claim to be the bride of Christ, yet they’ve been in bed with earthly rulers throughout the last 1700 years.

In recent examples, there were Catholic alliances with fascist dictators like Mussolini. The Vatican put Mussolini into power, via praises from Pope Pius XI and his cardinals. They claimed he was a man chosen by God, and forbid Catholics to oppose him politically. In return, Mussolini signed a concordant with the Vatican in 1929, which announced Catholicism to be the sole religion of Italy, and the Vatican received huge cash and bond payments in the agreement.

“Attached [to the concordant] was a Convenzione finanziaria, that is, a financial agreement, according to which Italy paid to the Holy See 750 million lire cash and one billion lire in State bonds.”
-Guido Calogero, Church and State in Italy: The Constitutional Issues, International Affairs, Vol. 35, Royal Institute of International Affairs, January, 1959, p. 33-42

“The Concordat re-established a role for the church in the state: Catholicism would be recognised as the official state religion… [Mussolini] settled the issue of compensation for earlier losses by payment of 750 million lire in cash and 1000 million in state bonds.”
-Stephen J. Lee, Europe: 1890-1945, Psychology Press, 2003, p. 184, ISBN: 9780415254557 

Four years later, in 1933, the Catholics signed a similar concordant with Adolf Hitler. The Catholic Church received many millions of German marks in agreement to the signing of that concordant, and Article 16 states the following:
“Before bishops take possession of their dioceses they are to take an oath of fealty either to the Reich representative of the state concerned, or to the President of the Reich, according to the following formula:
Before God and on the Holy Gospels I swear and promise, as becomes a bishop, loyalty to the German Reich and to the State of… I swear and promise to honor the legally constituted government and to cause the clergy of my diocese to honor it. In the performance of my spiritual office and in my solicitude for the welfare and the interests of the German Reich, I will endeavor to avoid all detrimental acts which might endanger it.”
(See Frank J. Coppa, Controversial Concordats, CUA Press, 1999, The Concordat of 1933, Article #16, p. 209, ISBN: 9780813209203; See also The Nazi Germany Sourcebook: An Anthology of Texts, Psychology Press, 2002, p. 158, ISBN: 9780415222143)

But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:
-Matthew 5:34

Please understand that the Catholic Church was training their new priests, making them swear before God, that they would protect and defend Hitler and the Nazis, and avoid any acts which would endanger their goals. If this is not fornication with the kings of the earth, then there is nothing that can be defined as such.

Even more recently, the pope’s alliance with Ronald Regan and the CIA helps demonstrates the hidden extent of this Catholic Earthly Empire. Secretary of State Alexander Haig commented on the Vatican’s help, saying, “The Vatican’s information was absolutely better and quicker than ours in every respect,”
(See Congressional Record–House, Vol. 151, Pt. 4, Government Printing Office, April 6, 2005, p. 5752; See alsoTime Magazine, 1992, Vol. 139, p. 327) 

The Vatican liaison to the White House, Archbishop Pio Laghi, told American officials, “Listen to the Holy Father. We have 2000 years experience of this.”
-Seymour M. Hersh, “On the Nuclear Edge,” New Yorker, March 29, 1993, quoted by Christopher Andrew, For the President’s Eyes Only: Secret Intelligence and the American Presidency from Washington to Bush, HarperCollins, 1996, p. 469, ISBN: 9780060921781 

Two-thousand years of being a political liason in espianoge? Where in the Bible did Jesus Christ approve of that? These are just a few of the thousands of examples throughout the last 1700 years of the Roman Catholic Church’s involvement in fornication with the kings of the earth. It is plain to see that they have repeatedly engaged in adulterous relationships with secular rulers, and still do so to this day.


The Catholic Church has gone so far as to create their own empire, taxing the people under its leadership:
“Popes have long claimed dominion over the world and its peoples. Pope Gregory XI’s papal bull of 1372 (In Coena Domini) claimed papal dominion over the entire Christian world, secular and religious, and excommunicated all who failed to obey the popes and to pay them taxes. In Coena was confirmed by subsequent popes and in 1568 Pope Pius V swore that it was to remain an eternal law.”
-Dave Hunt, A Woman Rides the Beast: The Roman Catholic Church and the Last Days, Harvest House Publishers, 1994, p. 70, ISBN: 1-56507-199-9 

In 1870, two months after the Vatican declared the popes to be infallible, Rome was released from papal dominion by the newly liberated Italian army and Pope Pius IX took refuge in the Vatican. Today, despite the efforts of Italy’s army in the 19th century, the Catholic Church owns a great deal of Rome, and its influence, wealth, and power is increasing daily.

I really wish that someday a book containing the U.N. [United Nations] speeches of the 2 Popes… might be published for worldwide distribution. The result would be a kind of Bible for modern times… The Holy See has become so close to the U.N. When I read documents emanating from the Holy See… I sometimes have the impression that I’m reading U.N. documents.”
-Robert Muller, U.N. Assistant Secretary General, New Genesis: Shaping a Global Spirituality, published by Doubleday, 1982, p. 192, ISBN: 9780385181235 

Rome (the spiritual Catholic Church, under which Rome operates) meets all the qualifications thus far for being the woman on the beast, but just to be sure, let’s check the rest of the descriptions.

 

5. She Wears Purple and Scarlet, and Has a Golden Cup of Abomination

 

And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
-Revelation: 17:4

Purple and red are the colors that the priests of the Catholic Church wear:

Remember earlier when we discussed the abomination of the Catholic sacrifice of the mass? The golden cup is what is used to deliver the “blood of Jesus” which they claim was transformed via transubstantiation, and that is what is making the blood sacrifice of Jesus over and over again in their church.

There is no other religion on the planet that so closely matches these physical descriptions. If a Catholic is reading this, I challenge you to find something else in the world that better fits the descriptions thus far.

 

6. She is Drunk with the Blood of the Saints

As we saw in the last section, the Catholic Church has slaughtered the martyrs of the Lord Jesus Christ for hundreds of years. There is no singular organization to date that has persecuted and tortured Christians with such blood lust as the Catholic Church.

The reign of “Bloody” Queen Mary on the throne of England is a very famous example of such persecution. The embarrassment of “Bloody” Mary’s persecution is so great, many in England, and especially those in the Catholic Church, rarely discuss it. Some have even gone so far as to write books of lies, trying to say that Bloody Mary was persecuting Catholics! The truth is the Queen Mary I was a Catholic at heart her entire life, and hunted Christians like a frenzied wolf, being personally responsible for killing 300 Christian martyrs.

In 1555, John Hooper was imprisoned by Bloody Mary on the grounds that he owed her money, even though he didn’t owe her anything. She actually imprisoned him because he refused to preach the sacraments of the Catholic Church. They left him to rot in a sewer dungeon, where he contracted many illnesses from the flowing sewage on either side of his cell. After five months in this prison, he was called forth before the Catholic council:
“The bishop of Winchester urged Hooper to forsake the ‘evil and corrupt doctrine,’ as he called it… and to return to the unity of the Catholic Church and acknowledge the pope as head of that church… If Hooper would bow to the pope’s holiness, Winchester assured him that he would receive the pope’s blessing, and the Queen’s mercy…Hooper answer that inasmuch as the pope taught doctrine that was altogether contrary to the doctrine of Christ, he was not worthy to be head of the church, and so he would in no way give in to any such illegal authority. Further, he said, the Roman Catholic Church is not the true Church at all. The true Church only hears the voice of her spouse and flees from the voice of strangers. ‘However,’ he said, ‘if there is any point that I don’t know about in which I have offended the queen’s majesty, I will most humbly submit myself to her mercy,’… The bishop answered that the queen would show no mercy to the Pope’s enemies.”
-John Foxe, The New Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Bridge Logos Foundation, 2001, p. 152, ISBN: 9780882708751 

Bloody Mary ordered his execution by burning at the stake. Based on eye-witness reports, here are his last moments while in the fire of his death:
“Hooper prayed in a somewhat loud voice, ‘Lord Jesus, have mercy upon me. Lord Jesus, have mercy upon me. Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ These were the last words he was heard to speak. But even when his mouth was black and his tongue swollen, his lips could still be seen moving in prayer until they shrunk back into his gums. During these moments, Hooper struck repeatedly at his chest, or heart, with his hands until one of his arms fell off, and then continued striking his chest with the other hand while fat, water, and blood spurted out his fingertips. When the flames suddenly flared up in great power, Hooper struck his chest only once more as his strength gave out and his hand stuck to the iron band around his chest. At the same moment, his body fell forward against the band and he gave up his spirit.”
-John Foxe, The New Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, Bridge Logos Foundation, 2001, p. 162, ISBN: 9780882708751 

All this because the Catholic Bloody Mary demanded that he admit to the Catholic sacraments which is an abomination unto God. John Foxe was one of the Christians that had to flee Europe to escape the blood lust of Queen Mary and the Catholic Church, and documented many such cases as John Hooper’s. The Catholic Church has long been drunk with the blood of the saints, and that time will soon come again.

 

1. She is a City on Seven Hills
2. She is Mystery Babylon, Mother of Harlots
3. She Has Committed Spiritual Fornication
4. She Has Committed Fornication with the Kings of the Earth
5. She Wears Purple and Scarlet, and Has a Golden Cup of Abomination
6. She is Drunk with the Blood of the Saints

So we have six basic descriptions of the woman riding the beast in Revelation, and the Catholic Church matches ALL six descriptions. Not only that, but it is the only entity on the planet that I have been able to find that matches all six. For a Catholic, this will be very tough to swallow, but for those sheep who hear the Lord Jesus Christ, it makes perfect Scriptural sense.

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