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Originally posted by Emphursis
You have repeatedly mentioned how there are hundreds or treaties, Papal Bulls and so on which 'prove' your theories and can be found online.
Perhaps it would help everyone if you would at least link to one, possibly breaking it down so we can see how you think it fits in with your theory.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
It was 90 years since Napoleon had taken the Vatican out of power, and it's obvious what the Vatican needed to do after that point to re-gain control. Directly after the Vatican re-gained it’s church & state status in 1929, we see her growling across the political landscape with a fervor. Rome had it’s power, and killed millions of Christians in it’s first reign, and then just as prophecy predicted, it received it’s mortal wound in 1798 when Napoleon sent in General Berthier to remove the Pope from political power. Martin Luther had already significantly crippled the Vatican’s religious power in the Reformation. Napoleon just finished the job and made it fatal. But prophecy also said in Revelation 13:3 that this beast would get up again didn’t it? And then we see in 1929 it did just that when Mussolini and Gasparri signed the Lateran Treaty making the Vatican a church and state once again. So there you have it! My favorite prophetic exposure of Antichrist!
· The beast that was = 538ad to 1798ad killing Christians
· The beast that is not = 1798ad to 1929ad when it was no longer in power Thanks to Napoleon
· The beast that yet is – from 1929 to present day with all it’s evils out in the open
Prophecy also states that “all the world wonders after the beast” in Rome. Today more than ever, this is an easy to understand reality. Besides the fact that the grand majority of every nation on earth has an ambassador to the Pope, one can see that this Antichrist entity has the uncanny ability to gather the masses. Not only does it sport the largest number of followers on Earth, it consistently draws crowds like no political power on Earth can do. For example… The President of the United States is in himself a rather large magnet to the media the world over. Whenever the President travels within the states, or abroad, regarding a major situation, one can see anywhere from two to three thousands journalists covering his visits. This is very impressive indeed. However, when the Pope made his last visit to the USA he drew over sixteen thousand journalists!
ALL governments the world over know what they see in this Vatican. A power that can, and does have the ability to influence the masses with child like ease. And every politician knows that if you want to get anywhere in big government, you must meet with the Pope, kiss his ring in an act of worship, and then do as he says. Some pay homage to the pope behind closed doors, and some need to be made an example and do it before cameras. We all recall the picture of Yassir Arafat kissing the Pope's ring a few years back.
The Vatican is the most powerful vote gathering entity known to man. At any given time the Pope can call and audience of his faithful, and you will see St. Peter’s square, as well as the streets surrounding the Vatican fill with over 1 million voters. And every news or TV station on earth will be broadcasting his every utterance so that countless millions if not billions can lend an ear.
This is indeed a holy war we find ourselves in. Ask yourself, what’s the normal procedure for war? The offending nation is first hit with sanctions. Then when the attacking nation realizes they won’t comply, they are killed in an act of war. What does prophecy say the Antichrist seeks to do in our lifetime?
· Revelation 13:17, "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
First they will enforce economic sanctions on those that refuse to comply with the mark of Rome. And when they see the small Remnant of the church of Christ that still stands firm in the Truth, they will then decide we are worthy of death.
· Revelation 13:15, "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."
Phædrus saw Aristotle as tremendously satisfied with this neat little stunt of naming and classifying everything. His world began and ended with this stunt. The reason why, if he were not more than two thousand years dead, he would have gladly rubbed him out is that he saw him as a prototype for the many millions of self-satisfied and truly ignorant teachers throughout history who have smugly and callously killed the creative spirit of their students with this dumb ritual of analysis, this blind, rote, eternal naming of things. Walk into any of a hundred thousand classrooms today and hear the teachers divide and subdivide and interrelate and establish ``principles'' and study ``methods'' and what you will hear is the ghost of Aristotle speaking down through the centuries...the desiccating lifeless voice of dualistic reason.
Under Aristotle the ``Reader,'' whose knowledge of Trojan areté seems conspicuously absent, forms and substances dominate all. The Good is a relatively minor branch of knowledge called ethics; reason, logic, knowledge are his primary concerns. Areté is dead and science, logic and the University as we know it today have been given their founding charter: to find and invent an endless proliferation of forms about the substantive elements of the world and call these forms knowledge, and transmit these forms to future generations. As ``the system.''
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
reply to post by may_be_true
In fact one of the most common phrases of all time is "All Roads Lead to Rome"
Originally posted by mick1423
Firefly confers with Chicolini regarding the nature of the army:
Firefly: Now that you're Secretary of War, what kind of an army do you think we oughta have?
Chicolini: Well, I tell you what I think. I think we should have a standing army.
Firefly: Why should we have a standing army?
Chicolini: Because then we save money on chairs.
Originally posted by anglodemonicmatrix
I notice that OP is still on line I would like to comment that just when you believe most intelligent life is no longer on the internet you came along with this great thread,Im a little bit more inclined towards believing that Rome represents and older secret power known only to them that maybe there is a higher intelligence again above the pyramid and that its no great fan of man.It probably regards us as Kentucky fried chicken but has hubris to the point he expects the chickens to be on bended knee,
Now back to page 13 where I was up to,just wanted to congratulate you before you left.
I never realized the wreath until now. I laughed a bit when I saw this image... its all just a massive coincidence or there is some method within the words, so to speak.
Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity.
P.S: Proto, when you have time, respond to my U2U. I want your opinion on the Gospel of Caesar.