Re: Where does the Vatican fit in?
This books seems to be the most amazing piece on the subject, co-written by 12 prelates - 11 remain anonymous while the other who stepped forward to give the book legitimacy is now dead (imagine that).
Shroud of Secrecy
Shroud of Secrecy offers an insider's account of intrigue, sex, and corruption within the Vatican. It is the first treatise of written protest from within the Church since 1517, when Martin Luther posted his historic 95 theses on a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Written by a small group of Vatican prelates who call themselves the Millenari, its publication breaks a code of silence that has allowed impropriety and hypocrisy within the Roman Catholic Church to flourish.
This should give some here a clue...
Pope calls for a new world order
Tapestry in Vatican, with all seeing eye.
Other pics (good site):
Malachi Martin documents that a Black Mass was held in St Paul's Cathedral in 1963. During this heinous affair, several cardinals "installed Lucifer to his appropriate place" in the Vatican, as "head of the church."
Devil worship in the Vatican? Sinister and mind-boggling-but absolutely true. Here is evidence that the darkness and ravages of Satan worship can be traced right into the sanctuary of the massive St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome, the very heart of Roman Catholicism. These revelations of hard-core Satan worship, black magic arts, and cabalistic occultism among the Catholic hierarchy come not from Protestants, but from hight-level officials of the Vatican itself! These Catholic officials and priests are outraged that their church has been invaded by legions from hell and that top church leaders are active devil worshippers! They want their message out and pray that it is not too late.
For those interested in prophecy and Revelations this site seems interesting:
This sub-page draws a clear link between the beast and the Papacy:
Now who is the "beast?" What power:
1) Received its "seat" and authority from Rome. Revelation 13:4.
2) Rules the world for 1260 years (from 538 A.D. - 1798 A.D.),
3) Then received a "deadly wound!' which later heals. Revelation 13:3.
4) Is both a political and a religious power, which is worshiped. Revelation 13:4.
5) Tampered with God's law. Daniel 7:25.
6) Has a leader who claims to be God on the earth and to be able to forgive sins. (which is blasphemy) Revelation 13: 1.
7) Is a mother church (daughters have come out of her). Revelation 17:5.
8) Made war with the saints. Revelation 13:7.
9) Is a world power which is wondered at. Revelation 13:3,4.
10) Has "a man" at the head of it with the number of his name being 666. Revelation 13:18.
11) Has a dreaded "mark" which, if received, will cause a person to be cast into the lake of fire and lose eternal life. Revelation 14:9,10.
By now most of the people have guessed that it's the Papacy. They're correct. It's the only power on the face of the earth that fits all of the Bible characteristics for it.
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