Reality & Society: The Government of the Holy Roman Catholic Church: The Holy See Revelation 13
The Information in this sermon will be taken directly from government websites. Yes the Vatican has it's own government and is its own government. The Roman Catholic Church is Not Religion as it is the Reformed Roman Government. This sermon is going to be in a question answer type writing. All questions that come to my mind which I pray come to yours will be answered.
Brothers and Sisters, The Mystery Babylon is the Whole World. The false Prophet is your pope and the whore of Babylon is the Roman Catholic Church. You will see this I pray for we are called to Come out of Her which is the whore of Babylon the Unholy Roman Church!!!
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.
U.S.-HOLY SEE RELATIONS- 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. The Holy See, as the supreme body of government of the Catholic Church, is a sovereign juridical entity under international law. The United States and the Holy See consult and cooperate on international issues of mutual interest, including human rights, peace and conflict prevention, poverty eradication and development, environmental protection, and inter-religious understanding. Since his inauguration, Pope Francis has acted as a global advocate for human dignity and justice, placing particular emphasis on the moral imperative of caring for the poor and marginalized. The United States and the Holy See enjoy a positive relationship that serves to amplify a global message of peace, freedom, and justice. The United States and the Holy See work together on shared priorities, such as promoting religious freedom and combating human trafficking.
United Nations and The Holy See- Holyseemission.org
The term "Holy See" refers to the supreme authority of the Church, that is the Pope as Bishop of Rome and head of the college of Bishops. It is the central government of the Roman Catholic Church. As such, the Holy See is an institution which, under international law and in practice, has a legal personality that allows it to enter into treaties as the juridical equal of a State and to send and receive diplomatic representatives.
As noted above, it is the "Holy See" that is present at United Nations Headquarters in New York and at UN centers abroad, as well as at other international organizations such as the European Community , the Organization of American States, the African Unity, etc.
Currently, the Holy See maintains full diplomatic relations with one hundred eighty three (183) countries out of the one hundred ninety-three (193) member countries of the UN.
The representatives of the Holy See at the United Nations and most of its agencies are Observers and participate in their prospective activities all the same. When the United Nations organizes world conferences on matters of universal interest, the invitation is sent to all States or States Members of the United Nations and States Members of U.N. agencies, and therefore, also to the Holy See.
When was the Holy See Founded?-Holyseemission.org
On 11 February 1929 the Holy See and Italy resolved the "Questione Romana" following the cessation of the Papal States by signing the Lateran Treaty. By means of this Treaty, Vatican City State came into existence. Article 12 of the Treaty notes that diplomatic relations with the Holy See are governed by the rules of International Law. Years later, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961), convened for the purpose of codifying diplomatic law, went even further by formally recognizing the practice accepted by any receiving State regarding the precedence of the representative of the Holy See within the Diplomatic Corps (Art. 16, §3).
What is the Questione Romana?- Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica
The Roman Question (Italian: Questione romana; Latin: Quaestio Romana) was a dispute regarding the temporal power of the popes as rulers of a civil territory in the context of the Italian Risorgimento. It ended with the Lateran Pacts between King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy and Pope Pius XI in 1929.
Roman question, Dispute between church and state in Italy. With the completed unification of Italy in 1870, the papacy objected to the Italian seizure of Rome and the Papal States. The conflict was ended in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty, which created Vatican City and resolved the dispute.
What is Temporal Power?- Catholicculture.org
The rule of the Church in earthly possessions and the authority of the Pope over civil territories belonging to the Church, as in the Papal States. This power is in addition to his dominion in spiritual matters and becomes necessary if freedom from civil power is to be assured. It is presently exercised in relation to Vatican City or State since the Lateran Treaty of 1929. The term may also refer to the exercise of political influence by the bishops formerly through landed estates and currently through financial and other means.
What is the Lateran Treaty?-vatican.com
There were also several articles in the Lateran Treaty which gave directions on how matters of the Catholic Church were to be handled. For example, article 1 gave the city of Rome a special character as a “centre of the Catholic world and place of pilgrimage”; article 20 stated that “all bishops were supposed to take an oath of loyalty to the state and had to be speaking Italian language”; article 34 stated that “the state recognized the validity of Catholic marriage and its subjection to the provisions of canon law”; article 36 “which permitted religious instructions in public schools”, among many other articles.
Immediately after signing the Lateran Treaty, the Vatican state joined the Universal Postal Union and later used it to acquire international influence. It is the Lateran Treaty that has allowed popes to travel round the world as heads of state just like any others and address diplomatic delegations.
The effects of the Lateran Pacts are still felt today and they extend far beyond Italy.
When did The Pope lose sovereignty?-Encyclopedia Britannica
Papal States, also called Republic of Saint Peter or Church States, Italian Stati Pontifici or Stati della Chiesa, territories of central Italy over which the pope had sovereignty from 756 to 1870. Included were the modern Italian regions of Lazio (Latium), Umbria, and Marche and part of Emilia-Romagna, though the extent of the territory, along with the degree of papal control, varied over the centuries.
Now Let us Look at Revelation 13
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty G5062and two months.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
To Understand Revelation 13 we must break it down. I will be using some information others have written so you can clearly see that this is a Known Fact about the Unholy Roman Catholic Church...and so you can also spread the work of those who are doing Abba Yah's Will. It's important that you have all the information possible to use for your benefit as your soul is on the line.
vs1-Then I stood on the sand of the sea (John is standing on the shore looking out over the ocean, and a vision unfolds before him). And I saw a beast (the papal church-state) rising up out of the sea (coming to power among the populous nations of Europe), having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns (possessing political power through alliances with nations), and on his heads a blasphemous name (a God-defaming character).-(lightbearers.org)
vs 2 -The dragon (pagan Rome) gave its “seat,” or “see,” to the leopard beast (Papal Rome)
Papal Rome took the rulership following pagan Rome. A Roman Catholic writes:“ Long ages ago, when Rome through the neglect of the Western emperors was left to the mercy of the barbarous hordes, the Romans turned to one figure for aid and protection, and asked him to rule over them; and thus . . commenced the temporal sovereignty of the popes. And meekly stepping to the throne of Caesar, the vicar of Christ took up the scepter to which the emperors and kings of Europe were to bow in reverence through so many ages” (American Catholic Quarterly Re-view, April, 1911):
The word, “seat,” means the “seat of government.” The word “see,” used in the “Holy See,” means the same. There the pope sits today in the City of Rome, the seat of the ancient pagan empire. Pagan Rome gave papal Rome its seat, or see- (family bible studies)
Now the beast which I saw was like a leopard, his feet were like the feet of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion (it is an amalgamation of religious and political elements from the three kingdoms that preceded it: Greece, Media-Persia, and Babylon). The dragon (Satan himself working through the pagan Roman Empire) gave him his power, his throne, and great authority (the pagan Roman Empire gave way to the papal Roman Empire and the Catholic Church became the new Rome).-(lightbearers.org)
vs 3-And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded
(the end of papal supremacy in 1798 when Napoleon dethroned and imprisoned the pope), and his deadly wound was healed (but then came the gradual reestablishment of the papal church as a political entity, beginning with Napoleon himself re-acknowledging the pope, then in 1929 with Mussolini restoring property and political status to the papacy, followed by President Reagan acknowledging the Catholic Church as a political state by the appointment of an American ambassador to Vatican City). And all the world marveled and followed the beast (papal influence and authority has gradually grown throughout the world).-(lightbearers.org)
The world “wondered after” and “worshipped” the beast (Revelation 13:3-4, 7-8).The papacy is a world power. So the whole world wondered after the beast. (Family Bible Study)
This took place in 1798, when the French general, Berthier, took Pope Pius VI prisoner, and hastened him as a captive from prison to prison .He died in the French fortress of Valence eighteen months later. In1870, the papacy received another blow, when Rome was seized by Italy. The pope became a voluntary “prisoner of the Vatican.” Hence, in 1798,he who sent others into captivity went himself into captivity .But the deadly wound was to be healed. In 1929, the Italian Government recognized Vatican City as an independent state. The pope was again king. On March 9, 1929, the pope said, “The peoples of the entire world are with us. ”Today the papacy is coming back into great power. “Yet since then (A.D. 798), the papacy has been lifted to a pinnacle of spiritual power unreached, it may be, since earliest Christian history”(The Modern Papacy, p. 1). (Family Bible Study)
vs 4-So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast
(they put Satan in the place of God by attributing to God characteristics that actually belong to Satan by incorporating pagan beliefs into the Roman Church from the Roman Empire); and they worshiped the beast (gave allegiance to the papacy), saying, “Who is like the beast? (Is there any other power like the papacy, a church and a state in one?) Who is able to make war with him? (Who can defy or resist the self-asserted claims of the papacy to represent God on earth?)”-(Lightbearers.org)
vs.5- (John now loops back to the period of papal supremacy prior to the inflicting of the deadly wound). And he was given a mouth speaking great things (making high claim to speak for God) and blasphemies (defaming God’s character through its theological system of merit-based salvation, the mediatorial interposition of Mary, the saints, and human priests, as well as the horrific doctrines of eternal torment, purgatory, and idol worship), and he was given authority (political power) to continue for forty-two months (1260 years, from 538 to 1798). (Lightbearers.org)
The beast spoke “blasphemies” (Revelation 13:5-6; Daniel7:25).By claiming to be the vicar of Christ on earth, and by assuming prerogatives that belong only to God, he “sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4). This is the very same power as the “little horn” of Daniel 7:24-25
It was to continue 42 months (1,260 days, or years [Revelation 13:5; Daniel 7:25]).The beast was to rule 42 months, or 1,260 days, or years. This again corresponds to the “little horn” of Daniel 7:24-25.(Family Bible Study)
vs.6-Then he (the papal church-state) opened his mouth in blasphemy against God
(claiming God’s position on earth), to blaspheme His name (to defame the character of God), His tabernacle (to defame the priesthood of Christ by putting the papal priesthood in its place), and those who dwell in heaven (the entire heavenly system of salvation). (lightbearers.org)
vs.7-It was “to make war with the saints”
(Revelation 13:7; Daniel 7:25).Again we have a parallel with the little horn which was a persecuting power. (Family Bible Study)
It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them (the persecutions of the Dark Ages, during which at least 50 million people were martyred in the name of God). And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation (the Islamic crusades, the conquests of the Americas, and the inquisitions of Europe). (Lightbearer.org )
vs.8- All who dwell on the earth will worship him
(the papacy’s false picture of God will pervade the world), whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (except those whose faith is centered in the revelation of God’s true character of selfless, non-coercive love manifested in Christ).
vs.9-If anyone has an ear, let him hear
(please understand these things because they are of major importance).
The First Resurrection is Now. If you are not found within the First Resurrection you will be judged and if You Are Not Found In The Book of Life, you will be sentenced to death. It will be as if you never existed because Abba Yah is Not A God/The Almighty/ El Elyon of torcher. He Does Not Want you to Perish. He tells us to Come out of her for a Reason and that Reason is Your Salvation.
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