Reality & Society: History of the Roman Catholic Church Government & Armies-Part 3
Updated: Jan 7
In part 1 we break down the meaning of the words Roman Catholic Church and Vatican as well as touched upon some idol worshiping and why Latin was/is the official language of the Roman Catholic Church.
In part 2 we talked about the formation of the Roman government. We learned that Rome was first called The Eternal City. It had 7 kings and was a monarchy just like The Vatican is today. We learned Rome had a wall just like Vatican City has a wall and we learned the origin of pontifex maximus which is a title of the pope was established by Numa Pompilius king #2. We learned about the small army of the vatican called the Swiss Army.
Again Mystery Babylon is your Entire World. The pope (All of them) are your false prophets and the Roman Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon. In part 3 we are going to discuss the newly formed Roman Empire. Where appropriate I will insert questions about the pope or vatican and the United States Government as I live in the US and don't know much about other countries politics.
It's important to understand what the word Babylon means:
Right in the definition of Babylon we get Rome as the Enemy. So why carry a corrupt name for a church who Worships Yah if it means enemy? You or I wouldn't...but that's just It. The Roman Catholic Church is Not Abba Yah's/God's church.
Prophets During This Time Period
Nahum- 663-654 BC
Zephaniah- 640-621 BC
Jeremiah- 621-585 BC
Habakkuk- 621-589 BC
Daniel- 605-536 BC
Lamentations -586 BC
Obadiah- 586 BC
Ezra- 538-450 BC
Zachariah- 520-518 BC
Esther- 483-473 BC
Nehemiah- 446-432 BC
Knowing the prophets alive during these times will help you understand their books and what they wrote about regarding the prophecies they received.
What was Rome first Called?-Question Asked in Google
It was first called The Eternal City (Latin: Urbs Aeterna; Italian: La Città Eterna) by the Roman poet Tibullus in the 1st century BC, and the expression was also taken up by Ovid, Virgil, and Livy. Rome is also called"Caput Mundi" (Capital of the World).
What does the Holy See mean?- Encyclopedia Britannica
The Holy See is the name given to the government of the Roman Catholic Church, which is led by the pope as the bishop of Rome. As such, the Holy See's authority extends over Catholics throughout the world.
Is The Catholic Church a Government?-U.S Department of State
The Holy See is the universal government of the Catholic Church and operates from Vatican City State, a sovereign, independent territory. The Pope is the ruler of both Vatican City State and the Holy See.
What does the word Catholic Mean?-Question Asked in Google
The word Catholic (usually written with uppercase C in English when referring to religious matters; derived via Late Latin catholicus, from the Greek adjective καθολικός (katholikos), meaning "universal") comes from the Greek phrase καθόλου (katholou), meaning "on the whole", "according to the whole" or "in general"
509 BC-End of The Monarchy
Rome’s era as a monarchy ended in 509 B.C. with the overthrow of its seventh king, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, whom ancient historians portrayed as cruel and tyrannical, compared to his benevolent predecessors. A popular uprising was said to have arisen over the rape of a virtuous noblewoman, Lucretia, by the king’s son. Whatever the cause, Rome turned from a monarchy into a republic, a world derived from res publica, or “property of the people.”
World Population Review.com is quoted below the photo
"Before the 1600s, the term republic was used to designate any state that was not an authoritarian regime. Republic could encompass not only democratic states but also oligarchies, aristocracies, and monarchies.
The government in republic countries is considered a “public matter.” It is not the private concern of the rulers. The word ‘republic” comes from the Latin term res public, which means ”public things,” “public matter,” or “public affair.”
Republics differ from direct democracies. A republic is defined as “a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives.” A direct democracy allows citizens to govern the state themselves, no through representatives. Despite this, many modern democracies are by and large republics. Direct democracies and republics are considered the opposite of dictatorships."
The Romans established a form of government — a republic — that was copied by countries for centuries In fact, the government of the United States is based partly on Rome's model.
What a better way to build Babylon...have nearly Every Country establish Roman models and doctrines in their governments and religions.
510 BC Early Roman Republic- (Britannica.com)
Lucius Junius Brutus -Founder
a semi-legendary figure, who is held to have ousted the despotic Etruscan king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus from Rome in 509 bce and then to have founded the Roman Republic. He is said to have been elected to the first consulship in that year and then to have condemned his own sons to death when they joined in a conspiracy to restore the Tarquins.
Government Established-(U.S History.org)
The aristocracy (wealthy class) dominated the early Roman Republic. In Roman society, the aristocrats were known as patricians. The highest positions in the government were held by two consuls, or leaders, who ruled the Roman Republic. A senate composed of patricians elected these consuls. At this time, lower-class citizens, or plebeians, had virtually no say in the government. Both men and women were citizens in the Roman Republic, but only men could vote.
Gradually, the plebeians obtained even more power and eventually could hold the position of consul. Despite these changes, though, the patricians were still able to use their wealth to buy control and influence over elected leaders.
Why do the Only The Rich Get Elected into The United States Offices?- (The Guardian)
Contrary to the ideal of a government of and by the people, new research shows Americans are almost always governed by the very privileged
The president is the billionaire head of a global business empire. His cabinet is mostly millionaires. Most members of Congress are millionaires. Most supreme court justices are millionaires. Millionaires make up less than 3% of the general public, but have unified majority control of all three branches of the federal government. Working-class Americans, on the other hand, make up about half of the country. But they have never held more than 2% of the seats in any Congress since the nation was founded.
The Roman Senate- U.S History.org
The history of the Roman Senate goes as far back as the history of Rome itself. It was first created as a 100-member advisory group for the Roman kings. Later kings expanded the group to 300 members. When the kings were expelled from Rome and the Republic was formed, the Senate became the most powerful governing body. Instead of advising the head of state, it elected the chief executives, called consuls.
How Many Members are in the U.S. Senate?- Senate.gov
The Constitution prescribes that the Senate be composed of two senators from each State (therefore, the Senate currently has 100 Members) and that a senator must be at least thirty years of age, have been a citizen of the United States for nine years, and, when elected, be a resident of the State from which he or she is chosen. A senator's term of office is six years and approximately one-third of the total membership of the Senate is elected every two years.
Other Countries With Senates or Mirror governments of US Model- (Britannica.Com)
Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Russia possess federal systems that mirror the U.S. model of equal representation for each subnational government in the upper chamber (since the mid-1990s one-fourth of Mexican senators have been elected in a single national district on the basis of the proportion of votes their political parties receive). In some federal systems representation of regions in the upper house is not equal.
Senators were, for centuries, strictly from the patrician class. They practiced the skills of rhetoric and oratory to persuade other members of the ruling body. The Senate convened and passed laws in the curia, a large building on the grounds of the Roman Forum. Much later, Julius Caesar built a larger curia for an expanded Senate.
By the 3rd century B.C.E., Rome had conquered vast territories, and the powerful senators sent armies, negotiated terms of treaties, and had total control over the financial matters of the Republic.
451 BC- The Twelve Tables of Roman Republic-(ancient.eu)
According to tradition, in 451 BCE a committee, the decemviri, were, following public pressure, given the task of composing a law code which would better represent the interests of the ordinary people (plebeians) and reduce the undue influence on Roman law of the aristocrats (patricians) and priests (pontifices).
The pontifices formed most important group. They made the religious laws, acted as judges in religious matters. The Pontifex Maximus was the chief of the pontifices. He also disciplined the Vestal virgins, who belonged to college of the pontifices. The rex sacrorum, who performed the religious duties of the old kings was also a member of that college. Initially there were 4. After 300bc 8 pontifices and 4 of them had to be plebeians. Sulla would raise the number to 15.
What is the College of Cardinals? (vatican.va)
The College of Cardinals, formerly styled the Sacred College of Cardinals, is the body of all cardinals of the Catholic Church. As of 28 November 2020, its current membership is 229. Cardinals are appointed by the pope for life.
What Are Vestal Virgins?- (britannica.com)
Vestal Virgins, in Roman religion, six priestesses, representing the daughters of the royal house, who tended the state cult of Vesta, the goddess of the hearth. The cult is believed to date to the 7th century bc; like other non-Christian cults, it was banned in ad 394 by Theodosius I.
Nuns. I. ORIGIN AND HISTORY.—(catholic.com)
The institution of nuns and sisters, who devote themselves in various religious orders to the practice of a life of perfection, dates from the first ages of the Church, and women may claim with a certain pride that they were the first to embrace the religious state for its own sake, without regard to missionary work and ecclesiastical functions proper to men.
The virgins were remarkable for their perfect and perpetual chastity which the Catholic Apologists have extolled as a contrast to pagan corruption (St. Justin, “Apol.”, I, c. 15; Migne, “P.G.” VI, 350; St. Ambrose, “De Virginibus”, Bk I, c.; Migne, “P.L.”, XVI, 193). Many also practiced poverty. From the earliest times they were called the spouses of Christ, according to St. Athanasius, the custom of the Church (“Apol. ad Constant.”, sec. 33; Migne, “P.G.”, XXV, 639). St. Cyprian describes a virgin who had broken her vows as an adulteress (“Ep. 62”, Migne, “P.L.”, IV, 370). Tertullian distinguishes between those virgins who took the veil publicly in the assembly of the faithful, and others known to God alone; the veil seems to have been simply that of married women.
Virgins vowed to the service of God, at first continued to live with their families, but as early as the end of the third century there were community houses known as partheuones; and certainly at the beginning of the same century the virgins formed a special class in the Church, receiving Holy Communion before the laity.
Hence in the ninth century the list of women vowed to the service of God included these various classes: virgins, whose solemn consecration was reserved to the bishop, nuns bound by religious profession, canonesses living in common without religious profession, deaconesses engaged in the service of the church, and wives or widows of men in Sacred Orders.
How many consecrated virgins are there? (The advocate.com)
The vocation returned to the church following Vatican II in 1970. Today, Pousson said, there are four consecrated virgins in Louisiana; Catholic News Agency said in a 2017 story that there are fewer than 3,000 in the world and some 235 in the United States.
“The consecrated virgin is Mary in the world,” she said of her role. “Mary was humble, spent lots of time in prayer and followed Jesus. She was sort of in the background, for the most part.”
These virgins are the same as Vestal Virgins. Remember the Names have changed to keep you asleep from the truth. Here is a very good piece of writing Comparing and Contrasting the Vestal Virgins with the Consecrated Virgins.
Does the Roman Catholic Church Have Orders?-(new advent.org)
The Council of Trent (Sess. XXIII, can. 3) defined that, besides the priesthood, there are in the Church other orders, both major and minor. Though nothing has been defined with regard to the number of orders it is usually given as seven: priests, deacons, subdeacons, acolytes, exorcists, readers, and doorkeepers. The priesthood is thus counted as including bishops; if the latter be numbered separately we have eight; and if we add first tonsure, which was at one time regarded as an order, we have nine. We meet with different numberings in different Churches, and it would seem that mystical reasons influenced them to some extent (Martène, "De antiq. eccl. rit.", I, viii, l, 1; Denzinger, "Rit. orient.", II, 155).
The sacramental character of the priesthood has never been denied by anyone who admitted the Sacrament of Order, and, though not explicitly defined, it follows immediately from the statements of the Council of Trent. Thus (Sess. XXIII, can. 2), "If any one saith that besides the priesthood there are not in the Catholic Church other orders, both major and minor, by which as by certain steps, advance is made to the priesthood, let him be anathema." In the fourth chapter of the same session, after declaring that the Sacrament of Order imprints a character "which can neither be effaced nor taken away; the holy synod with reason condemns the opinion of those who assert that priests of the New Testament have only a temporary power". The priesthood is therefore a sacrament.
Because only random quotations from the Twelve Tables are extant, knowledge about their contents is largely derived from references in later juridical writings. Venerated by the Romans as a prime legal source, the Twelve Tables were superseded by later changes in Roman law but were never formally abolished. (britannica.com)
These Screen shots of the Twelve Tables are taken from http://www.csun.edu/~hcfll004/12tables.html
264-146 BC-The Punic Wars-
Scipio Africanus, also called Scipio Africanus the Elder, Latin Scipio Africanus Major, in full Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, (born 236 bce—died 183 bce, Liternum, Campania [now Patria, Italy]), Romangeneral noted for his victory over the Carthaginian leader Hannibal in the great Battle of Zama (202 bce), ending the Second Punic War. For his victory he won the surname Africanus (201 bce). (Britannica.com)
"The early Roman Republic often found itself in a state of constant warfare with its surrounding neighbors. In one instance, when the Romans were fighting the Carthaginians, Rome was nearly conquered. The people of Carthage (a city in what is today Tunisia in north Africa) were a successful trading civilization whose interests began to conflict with those of the Romans.
The two sides fought three bloody wars, known as the Punic Wars (264-146 B.C.E.), over the control of trade in the western Mediterranean Sea. In the second war, Hannibal, a Carthaginian general, successfully invaded Italy by leading an army — complete with elephants — across the Alps. He handed the Roman army a crushing defeat but was unable to sack the city of Rome itself. After occupying and ravaging Italy for more than a decade, Hannibal was finally defeated by the Roman general Scipio at the Battle of Zama in 202 B.C.E."
"During the early republic, the Roman state grew exponentially in both size and power. Though the Gauls sacked and burned Rome in 390 B.C., the Romans rebounded under the leadership of the military hero Camillus, eventually gaining control of the entire Italian peninsula by 264 B.C. Rome then fought a series of wars known as the Punic Wars with Carthage, a powerful city-state in northern Africa. The first two Punic Wars ended with Rome in full control of Sicily, the western Mediterranean and much of Spain. In the Third Punic War (149–146 B.C.), the Romans captured and destroyed the city of Carthage and sold its surviving inhabitants into slavery, making a section of northern Africa a Roman province. At the same time, Rome also spread its influence east, defeating King Philip V of Macedonia in the Macedonian Wars and turning his kingdom into another Roman province." (history.com)
255 BC- Hebrew Bible is Translated into Greek Septuagint
"One of the major conflicts between Jews and early Christians was the interpretation of Isaiah 7:14. The Greek translation of Isaiah 7:14 was a key point in Justin Martyr’s debates with the Jews.6 He relied exclusively on the Greek version, which translates the ambiguous Hebrew word עַלמָה, “marriageable girl, young woman”7 with παρθενος, “virgin.”8 The Jewish community reacted decisively against the persistence of Martyr and other apologists who used the cherished Jewish translation. According to Müller, “When the Christian church from the middle of the second century openly began to argue, on the basis of the wording of the Greek translation, against the wording of the Hebrew text, Judaism dissociated itself from the old Greek translation, probably in connection with the synod of Jamnia.”9(academic.logos.com)
225-175 BC-The Book of Tobit-
The book of Tobit tells the story of Tobit and his family, who are living as exiles from Israel after the Assyrian conquest. Through a series of events, Tobit goes blind and sends his son on a journey accompanied by the angel Raphael disguised as a human. On his journey, the son Tobias meets Sarah, who is afflicted by a demon. Raphael intervenes and dispatches the demon, allowing Tobias and Sarah to marry. They return to Tobit and his wife, Anna, Tobit’s sight returns and he dies old and happy because of God’s intervention in their travails. (britannica.com)
The book is primarily concerned with the problem of reconciling evil in the world with divine justice. Tobit and Sarah are pious Jews unaccountably afflicted by malevolent forces, but their faith is finally rewarded, and God is vindicated as both just and omnipotent.
The book of Tobit tells the story of Tobit and his family, who are living as exiles from Israel after the Assyrian conquest. Through a series of events, Tobit goes blind and sends his son on a journey accompanied by the angel Raphael disguised as a human. On his journey, the son Tobias meets Sarah, who is afflicted by a demon. Raphael intervenes and dispatches the demon, allowing Tobias and Sarah to marry. They return to Tobit and his wife, Anna, Tobit’s sight returns and he dies old and happy because of God’s intervention in their travails.
Several Aramaic and Hebrew manuscripts of Tobit were found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, however, which provided a watershed in understanding the book. Analysis of the scrolls has provided widespread agreement that the book was originally written in Aramaic. These manuscripts, however, are fragmentary and translations are still made from the Greek version of Codex Sinaiticus.
Doctrinally, the book is cited for its teaching on the intercession of angels, filial piety, and reverence for the dead.
The Sadducees' challenge to Jesus about the woman that had seven husbands serially (e.g., Mark 12:20-22) may have been an allusion to this book’s story, with Tobit’s righteous son Tobias as Sarah’s ultimate husband.
133 BC-122 BC Internal Struggles of the Senate- (history.com)
Rome’s complex political institutions began to crumble under the weight of the growing empire, ushering in an era of internal turmoil and violence. The gap between rich and poor widened as wealthy landowners drove small farmers from public land, while access to government was increasingly limited to the more privileged classes. Attempts to address these social problems, such as the reform movements of Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus (in 133 B.C. and 123-22 B.C., respectively) ended in the reformers’ deaths at the hands of their opponents. (history.com)
In 133 BC there is a scene of horrific violence in Rome. A party of reactionary senators and their supporters club to death a tribune of the people and 300 others. This event, unprecedented in the previous four centuries of Rome's history, ushers in 100 years of intermittent civil war
Rioting breaks out in 121 during a debate on one of his measures. The senate declares a state of emergency, the first in Rome's history. An armed party, led by a consul, attempts to seize Gracchus. In the fighting he is killed. Subsequently 3000 of his supporters are executed. (historyworld.net)
My Question to you is this...Why would anyone take the advice of Rome? Especially knowing that the Vatican is in the shape of a snake and its "throne" rooms look like serpents and dead sheep? Why would Anyone Believe what Rome has to say knowing they killed the Messiah? Yes, I know that was preordained but just think about it. I don't and never will conform to Anyone But Abba Yah. It's Past time to Come out of Her!!
It's like believing in NASA which was founded by Nazis and occultists after World War 2. Why would I want to take advice or believe something about My Yah when it comes from the mouths of those who murdered and tortured and Killed Millions of People? I know I don't and Never Have which Is one Reason I question Everything. There is so much history I left out as this wasn't a history lesson but a Reality Check on the Importance of what the Roman Catholic Church has turned the world into. Part 4 will contain more information on the Unholy armies of this Unholy church.