The Vatican system is the only world structure that is a woman, wears purple and scarlet, uses a golden cup filled with wine, has shed the blood of Bible believing saints, and has become indescribably wealthy through ruling over the kings of the earth.
“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: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” Revelation 17:4-6 (KJV)
There are three topics you can bring up if you really want to rankle the lazy, biblically-ignorant, Laodicean church. Talk about the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church, the doctrine of eternal security, and expose the Roman Catholic system for being the whore of Revelation. These are three sure-fire ways to make the pew fillers howl in self-righteous indignation. Today we are going to discuss the last item on the list, the Roman Catholic harlot.
For starters, the Roman Catholic Church is not now nor ever was Christian by any kind of Biblical definition
Biblically, the Church of Jesus Christ was started in the book of Acts between chapters 2-15. The Roman Catholic church did not get its start until the year 325 AD with the edict of Constantine. That’s roughly a 250 year discrepancy between the two. The Christian Church and the Roman Church became intertwined when Rome declared Christianity to be the state religion, and performed a hostile takeover. This is the start of what used to be taught in schools as the Dark Ages. For 1,200 years, the Roman church made it a crime punishable by death if you dared to own a Bible, read a Bible, or attempt to decide for yourself what it meant. For more on that subject, click here.
Starting in the late 1970’s to early ’80’s,the Vatican made a concerted effort to rebrand themselves as “christian” and began to form alliances with the pentecostals and charismatic churches that were heavily focused on feelings and emotions, and not so much on Bible doctrine. The fruit of Rome’s effort has paid heavy dividends as we see here in Kenneth Copeland’s heretical bowing down to “Mother Rome”, and leading his flock right into the gutter.
Understanding who Mystery Babylon really is
In chapter 17 of the book of Revelation, the Holy Spirit gives us some bullet points as to who the identity of this woman is, and they are as follows:
- MYSTERY BABYLON is typified as a woman and a harlot filled with abominations.
- This woman is branded with purple and scarlet colors and holds a golden cup in her hand that she dispenses the “wine of her fornication” from.
- This woman is the world’s largest killer and persecutor of Bible believing Christians.
- This woman reigns over the kings and people of the Earth, and makes herself rich from them.
My, my…is there anyone out there who might fulfill all these requirements in one fell swoop? Why yes, I do believe there is.
So, ok, I am sure it’s just a massive coincidence that papal Rome is bedecked in purple and scarlet colors in their vestments. Just as I am equally sure it is only coincidental that the popes perform their rituals with a very ornate and expensive golden cup, from which they dispense wine. Every priest who performs “mass” anywhere in the world uses a golden cup in every ceremony.
Heading into #3 on our list, all that is necessary to prove this point is a copy of “Fox’s Book Of Martyrs” and the desire to actually read it and see for yourself how the Roman Catholic Church slaughtered Bible believing Christians for over 300 years. Or you can ask yourself this. Who killed James, Peter, Paul, Matthew and all the rest of the apostles? Rome. Who were the Christians in the catacombs hiding from? The Romans. Who fed the Christians to the lions? The Romans. Now you know why it is called the Roman Catholic Church.
Lastly, we see that the Roman Catholic Church system is wealthy beyond description
The Vatican has large investments with the Rothschilds of Britain, France and America, with the Hambros Bank, with the Credit Suisse in London and Zurich. In the United States it has large investments with the Morgan Bank, the Chase-Manhattan Bank, the First National Bank of New York, the Bankers Trust Company, and others. The Vatican has billions of shares in the most powerful international corporations such as Gulf Oil, Shell, General Motors, Bethlehem Steel, General Electric, International Business Machines, T.W.A., etc. At a conservative estimate, these amount to more than 500 million dollars in the U.S.A. alone.
The Vatican’s treasure of solid gold has been estimated by the United Nations World Magazine to amount to several billion dollars. A large bulk of this is stored in gold ingots with the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, while banks in England and Switzerland hold the rest. But this is just a small portion of the wealth of the Vatican, which in the U.S. alone, is greater than that of the five wealthiest giant corporations of the country. When to that is added all the real estate, property, stocks and shares abroad, then the staggering accumulation of the wealth of the Catholic church becomes so formidable as to defy any rational assessment.” source
Now we know exactly who this woman in Revelation 17 and 18 is
The women described in Revelation 17 & 18 is obviously not an actual woman, it is a SYSTEM that is typified by a woman with the spirit of Jezebel. Why do you think that Rome is called the “mother church”, and why all popes including Francis calls the Roman Catholic church a woman?
“The Church is also mother because she cares for her children and guides us on the path of salvation,” the Pope stated in his Sept. 3 general audience. “She nourishes and sustains us with the sacraments; she illuminates us with the light of the Gospel, orients us to the good, encourages us in moments of darkness and defends us from the snares of evil, exhorting us to vigilance so as not to succumb to its seductions. He then invited all present to invoke the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, praying that we can “learn from her that tenderness which allows us to be witnesses of maternity of the Church.””
The Vatican system is the only world structure that is refers to themselves as a woman, wears purple and scarlet, uses a golden cup filled with wine, has shed the blood of Bible believing saints, and has become indescribably wealthy through ruling over the kings of the earth. In short, the Roman Catholic Church system, with the Vatican as its head and authority, fulfills all the qualifications in the description of the “woman” in Revelation 17 & 18.
Mystery Babylon is not America, it’s not Islam, its not the New World Order. It’s exactly who the Bible says it is.
It’s the Roman Catholic Church system. Now you know. Tell a friend.
NTEB is run by end times author and editor-in-chief Geoffrey Grider. Geoffrey runs a successful web design company, and is a full-time minister of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to running NOW THE END BEGINS, he has a dynamic street preaching outreach and tract ministry team in Saint Augustine, FL.