The Papacy and Islam -- The Answer to the Riddle of Many AntiChrist's

"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." Jesus has left us a warning upon this very point. He said, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many." Matthew says: "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets [PLURAL], and shall show great signs and wonders: insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before." Then John continues, "They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us." {YI, September 27, 1894 par. 1}

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Foreword by Ron Beaulieu: Some Adventist’s smugly believe that they know all about the antichrist and its end-time role. They believe it is Catholicism only. They believe that Hal Lindsey is dead wrong in implicating Catholicism with Islam as being part of the antichrist. Satan’s confederacy includes much more than Catholicism. There is an entity in Revelation 17, that gives its power to the beast for one hour and then burns her. The power that burns her is the one that controls the finances of the world and is as antichrist as Rome, as that ten-horn beast power worships Lucifer.

When reading this document consider that:

·       Satan hates Christ and Christians. Satan’s ultimate bid for the antichrist is himself when he impersonates Christ. It is purported that he will be able to “appear” as all of these antichrist’s in one person, to all of the different factions of peoples in the world. The difference between Christ’s coming in contrast to Satan’s impersonation of Christ is that Jesus will not touch down on earth. The saved will be caught up to meet Him in the air and they will dwell in heaven for the millennium. 1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 

·       The Zionist Jews hate Christ and Christians. The free Masons and the Illuminati, who are led by Zionist Jews at the top echelon, worship Satan. They own the world bank and control world finances. They hate Christ and Christians. Lord Maitreya is their ultimate figure for the antichrist.

·       The Jesuit Catholic leaders are in league with the Illuminati which hates Christians. The Pope is their temporal figure for the antichrist until Rome is burned by the Zionists. Rev. 17:16.

·       The Islamics openly hate Christians. Their bid for the antichrist is some coming Mahdi.

·       SDA Professor Walter Veith has proven that Rome invented the Islamic religion and will use it to kill Christians at the end-time, while it preserves it’s (Rome’s) “dignity.” Rome will feign abhorrence of Islam’s acts which Rome will foster.

·       The Lord has shown me that Satan will speak through the means of holographic technology to all the different factions (religions/atheists/secular humanists etc.), telling them what they want to hear to confirm their error. Here is an example of holographic technology:

All of the above factions except true Christians would be for anyone other than Christ and Christians. All are part and parcel of Satan’s final confederacy.

The Jews hate Christ so much that they will be willing to call God Allah for a short time if it brings peace to the middle east, but that peace will be short lived. It has often been a matter of bewildering puzzlement as to what will finally bring the Jews and Islam (the Arabs) together at the end-time? It will be a mutual hate for Christ. Catholics people don’t “hate” Christ, but they have proven in every age that they are willing to compromise truth for the sake of peace and numbers added to their ranks. It will be surprising to some to learn that Jesuit Catholic leaders are allied with the Illuminati and that they hate Christ and Christians as well.

After reading this document, you will know why I have been dwelling on the New World Order. You will know why I have faulted Rick Warren for praising the Muslims. SDA Professor Walter Veith tells how closely Islamism parallels Catholicism. Mohamed’s wife was a Catholic. Turkey owns the mosque on the Dome of the Rock site where the Zionists want to rebuild the temple so as to begin sacrificing again. How all these factors gel together is the object of this document.

The following document was written by a former Catholic Priest, Richard Bennett. This is one of the most crucially important articles you will ever read in your tenure on this earth. There is more than one player in Satan’s brothel of antichrists. Ellen White said that at the end, we might have less to say about the Catholics. Could she have meant what this article intones?  The Lord has shown this writer that Ellen White meant that the Roman antichrist would be allied to another of Satan’s antichrists and that we will have less to say about the Catholics only in that we will have another powerful antichrist entity with about the same manpower as the Catholic church. This document clearly portrays the Catholic—Islamic Connection. Also, you will see the tie-in with Rick Warren and his praise for the Islamics.  

In Daniel 11:37, 38, 39 say: Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate (in his stead—margin) shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.”   

The answer to the “Christian”—“Catholic”— Islamic riddle is: The strange god is Muhammad, the god of Islam. See this definition:

Less to Say About the Catholics Said Ellen White

“There is need of a much closer study of the Word of God; especially should Daniel and the Revelation have attention as never before in the history of our work.  We may have less to say in some lines, in regard to the Roman power and the Papacy; but we should call attention to what the prophets and apostles have written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God.  The Holy Spirit has so shaped matters, both in the giving of the prophecy and in the events portrayed, as to teach that the human agent is to be kept out of sight, hid in Christ, and that the Lord God of heaven and His law are to be exalted.  Read the book of Daniel.  Call up, point by point, the history of the kingdoms there represented....

The light that Daniel received from God was given especially for these last days.  The visions he saw by the banks of the Ulai and Hiddekel, the great rivers of Shinar, are now in process of fulfillment, and all the events foretold will soon come to pass.

Consider the circumstances of the Jewish nation when the prophecies of Daniel were given.

Let us give more time to the study of the Bible.  We do not understand the Word as we should.  The book of Revelation opens with an injunction to us to understand the instruction that it contains.  "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy," God declares, "and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand." Revelation 1:3.  When we as a people understand what this book means to us, there will be seen among us a great revival.  We do not understand fully the lessons that it teaches, notwithstanding the injunction given us to search and study it. Testimonies to Ministers, 1 12-113. 

Excerpt from the following article: “In practice both systems--a mammoth one billion adherents each--are totalitarian, synthesizing spiritual and civil power in their doctrinal presentations and cultic practices. The global hierarchy and infrastructure of the RCC, however, is far more developed than that of Islam.20 The bringing together of both under the Roman Pontiff, who calls himself the Vicar of Christ, would make for a political powerhouse of vast consequences.”  

Note: You may print the footnotes to the following document by clicking on the first number to the first footnote and then printing the page. It shows all of them. Now the article by Bennett and Nicholson, written while John Paul II was pope, and entitled: 

The Papacy and Islam

by Richard Bennett and Robert J. Nicholson

Luther on Islam and the Papacy (Extremely Important)

New Partnership with Muslims  

In his message to the predominately Muslim nation of Kazakhstan twelve days after the horrors of September 11th, 2001, the Pope declared:

“‘There is one God.’ The Apostle proclaims before all else the absolute oneness of God. This is a truth which Christians inherited from the children of Israel and which they share with Muslims: it is faith in the one God, ‘Lord of heaven and earth’ (Lk.10:21), almighty and merciful. In the name of this one God, I turn to the people of deep and ancient religious traditions, the people of Kazakhstan.”[1] 

He then gave a false Gospel. Building a “civilization of love”, he said, is the task of Christians and Muslims. His exact words were:

“This ‘logic of love’ is what he [Jesus] holds out to us, asking us to live it above all through generosity to those in need. It is a logic which can bring together Christians and Muslims, and commit them to work together for the ‘civilization of love.’ It is a logic which overcomes all the cunning of this world and allows us to make true friends who will welcome us ‘into the eternal dwelling-places’ (Lk.16:9), into the ‘homeland’ of heaven.”[2]  

His final prayer was for a partnership between “Christians and Muslims”. His words were: 

“And in this celebration we want to pray for Kazakhstan and its inhabitants, so that this vast nation, with all its ethnic, cultural and religious variety, will grow stronger in justice, solidarity and peace. May it progress on the basis in particular of cooperation between Christians and Muslims, committed day by day, side by side, in the effort to fulfill God’s will.”[3]  

In spite of the catastrophic events of September 11th, the Pope has continued faithfully the Roman Catholic Church policy of affirmation and approval of Islam. The Vatican speaks officially of the Roman Catholic Church having the same God and faith of Abraham as the Muslims:  

“The Church’s relationship with the Muslims: ‘The plan of salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the first place amongst whom are the Muslims; these profess to hold the faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.’”[4]  

The Roman Catholic Church officially declares that the One God of Holy Scripture is also the God of Islam. It also esteems the moral life of Islam, the affirmation of which follows: 

“The Church has also a high regard for the Muslims. They worship God, who is one, living and subsistent, merciful and almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has also spoken to men. They strive to submit themselves without reserve to the hidden decrees of God, just as Abraham submitted himself to God’s plan, whose faith Muslims eagerly link to their own.

Although not acknowledging him as God, they venerate Jesus as a prophet, his virgin Mother they also honor, and even at times devotedly invoke. Further, they await the day of judgment and the reward of God following the resurrection of the dead. For this reason they highly esteem an upright life and worship God, especially by way of prayer, alms-deeds and fasting.”[5]  

It is clear from this official recognition that the Church of Rome’s estimation of Islam has experienced a fundamental change. The Biblical commandment not to venerate any strange god has been broken by Rome in order to credit Islam and its adherents with holding to the faith of Abraham. Patently, this novel re-assessment of the Muslim faith represents a major shift in the political policy of the Vatican. These official statements are carefully constructed religious discourse. They are aimed at engendering a new mood of respectful rapprochement and mutual understanding between the Papacy and Islam. As a device of diplomatic exchange, they show clearly that a new interfaith-ecumenicity is being propounded by Rome with the singular objective of embracing Islam and its peoples within a new international community of religious life and faith, a community incidentally, in which Rome enjoys priority as founder and senior partner.  

Islam rejects Trinity, Christ’s divinity, His sacrifice  

Christians believe in One God, in which One Godhead there exists Three Persons. Islam rejects this concept as blasphemous. The Qur’an declares:  

“Certainly they disbelieve who say: Surely Allah is the third (person) of the three; and there is no god but the one God, and if they desist not from what they say, a painful chastisement shall befall those among them who disbelieve”(Surah 5:73).[6] 

The Bible proclaims Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross in place of the believer, "In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”[7] Islam passionately rejects the crucifixion of Christ Jesus. Thus the Qur’an declares: 

“And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah, Isa son of Marium, the apostle of Allah; and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure” (Surah 4:157).  

The Bible proclaims Christ Jesus as divine, being the brightness of the divine glory, and the express image of God. In the Qur’an Christ Jesus is debased to being solely an apostle of Allah. Thus the Qur’an states: 

“O followers of the Book! do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak (lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa son of Marium is only an apostle of Allah…” (Surah 4.171) Christ Jesus declared, “Before Abraham was, I AM.”[8] “I and my Father are one.”[9] “I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”[10] A religion that rejects Christ’s divinity is dead in its sins. It is an absurd blasphemy that the Pope declares that the one, living and subsistent God of the Bible is the same one as the infidel god of Islam.

The Gospel and the Qur’an’s religious philosophy  

In the Bible the Gospel is as the Apostle John declared, “This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”[11] “And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom Thou hast sent.”[12] The whole purpose of the God of Scripture is clearly seen in the reason why the Gospel of John was written:

“These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” This is totally different from the god of Islam who orders fighting, war, and punishment, by murder, crucifixion and amputation. The following is just a sample of the primary concept of fighting for Allah that the Qur’an requires:  

“And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from whence they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the recompense of the unbelievers.” Surah 2.191

“And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be only for Allah, but if they desist, then there should be no hostility except against the oppressors.” Surah 2.193

“…let those fight in the way of Allah, who sell this world's life for the hereafter; and whoever fights in the way of Allah, then be he slain or be he victorious, We shall grant him a mighty reward.” Surah 4.74

“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His apostle and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement,” Surah 5.33

“Those who believe fight in the way of Allah,…” Surah 8.39  

The commandment of the Lord is as different as darkness and light, for He says, “Love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.”[13] While many individual Muslims may deplore atrocities committed in the name of Islam, it cannot be denied that these atrocities are justified and encouraged by Islamic teaching. Even the most moderate form of Islam is incompatible with Biblical truth.  

RCC dogma on Islam changed  

Nonetheless, after six centuries of condemning of Islam and two centuries of Crusades against the Muslims, modern Roman Catholicism is welcoming and affirming the religion of Mohammed. Rome now accepts Islam as having the same faith of Abraham as herself. How can the Roman Catholic Church espouse a religion that utterly rejects the Trinity, the divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Gospel? Clearly, the Roman Catholic Church still plays the adaptable Chameleon—for since Vatican Council II, she has in Muslim circles embraced Islam to the extent that she calls praiseworthy that which she once had denounced as evil and the object of war.  

In 1095, Pope Urban II called for a “War of the Cross,” or a Crusade, to retake the holy lands from the infidel Muslim Turks. Several versions of his speech at the end of a Church Council have survived. Although we cannot be sure of the exact words the Pope used, the substance however is the same. The heart and mind of papal power in twelfth and thirteenth centuries is seen in these sentences, “All who die by the way, whether by land or by sea, or in battle against the pagans, shall have immediate remission of sins. This I grant them through the power of God with which I am invested.”[14]  

The present Pope and his Church uphold the teaching that the definitions of all Roman Pontiffs pertaining to faith or morals of the Roman Pontiff are “irreformable by their very nature.”[15] If the present Roman Pontiff, John Paul II, has proclaimed Muslims to be acceptable as believers, then by that same proclamation, Urban II and the whole line of Crusading Popes have been proven to be damnable heretics, since they condemned Muslims and fought against them!  

Emotional unity and its consequences  

The ecumenism of the Papacy with Islam is of grave concern for the true body of Christ to consider. The Sovereign Pontiff John Paul II sees himself as the one capable of bringing in a New World Order, in which Rome will be the Mother and Lawmaker. Through his Vatican II documents the Pope declaresz: “The encouragement of unity is in harmony with the deepest nature of the [Roman Catholic] Church’s mission.”[16] On an highly emotional spiritual level there has been a great common-ground meeting place between Rome and Mecca in the town of Fatima in Portugal. To quote a Catholic news organization, “Our Lady of Fatima is really Fatima, daughter of the Prophet Mohammed…On October 23, 1995, Iranian television began running stories that the apparitions in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 were religious phenomena of Muslim origin.”[17] Islam teaches that men can achieve favor with God by what a person does. On the Fatima site in Portugal May 13th 2000, the Pope proclaimed a message that could be readily accepted by both Muslims and Catholics. “‘Pray, pray much and make sacrifices for sinners; many souls go to hell because they have no one to pray and make sacrifices for them’....”[18] Heroic deeds to win the approval of God appeal to the natural man, including the devout Muslim; it is, however, light years away from the Gospel of grace. The Pope’s message, and the message and veneration of heroism in Islam are a total negation of the Gospel, “not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us....”[19] In practice both systems—a mammoth one billion adherents each—are totalitarian, synthesizing spiritual and civil power in their doctrinal presentations and cultic practices. The global hierarchy and infrastructure of the RCC, however, is far more developed than that of Islam.[20] The bringing together of both under the Roman Pontiff, who calls himself the Vicar of Christ, would make for a political powerhouse of vast consequences.

Pope’s message echoed by Bush and Muslim Leaders  

The drawing of governments and religions even more closely into a global coalition before a politically constructed god has already begun. Rome has many times shown herself as the one to whom all can come for unity within her. Islam as such is still accepted as a valid religion, and the terrorists of September understood to be fallen from their religion, rather than upholding its teachings. In the words of President George W. Bush, “These murderers have hijacked a great religion in order to justify their evil deeds. And we cannot let it stand.”[21] The Muslims themselves are giving the same message. For example, the Associated Press reported: 

“An international Muslim religious ruling endorsed the morality of the U.S.-led military effort against terrorists…The ruling…was written by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the widely respected chairman of the Sunna and Sira Council in Qatar, along with three colleagues in Egypt and one in Syria. The new fatwa cited the words of God in the Quran and authoritative Hadith…‘All Muslims ought to be united against all those who terrorize the innocents, and those who permit the killing of non-combatants without a justifiable reason,’ the fatwa said… The five jurists also said Muslims have a duty to speak up about the faith's anti-terrorism stand.”[22] 

This spin on Islam is perfectly in line with what Pope and the Vatican declared, “together with us they adore the one, merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day.”[23] It looks as if the Pope, the politicians, and the Muslims continue to conceal successfully the history of Mohammed and the contents of his Qur’an.  

A Trumpet Call to the True Church  

The Pope's profession of a ‘civilization of love’ in his rapprochement with Islam represents only another tactical re-appraisal of circumstances and opportunities for Rome. It is merely the old idol of humanistic sentiment religiously recycled and held out to the world as the cohesive force that will unite all sincere religious people in a concordat of international condemnation against the kind of anti-social fanaticism that led to the September 11th horror. The profound danger for Evangelical people is that they, unthinking, might come to embrace Rome’s claim to be the true spokesman for Christ on this earth, a lie which is deeply embedded in this new thrust for interfaith ecumenicity. The Pope is not a first among equals as a bishop. Frankly, he is not even a bishop in the biblical sense of the term. Karol Wojtyla is the head of a totalitarian hierarchy. Its position as the restored Holy Roman Empire is depicted in the Bible. He is an absolute monarch.

He has his own secular government of Vatican City and more property worldwide than any other person on the planet. He has territorial dominions, cardinals, ambassadors worldwide, a detective force, legislature, jurisprudence, laws, advocates, taxes, banks, foreign treaties, ambitious plans and policy, more than any other secular Prince. But he differs from other secular leaders: his spiritual commerce goes hand in hand with his civil power, claiming infallibility and international recognition. The Pope in his own laws declares, “There is neither appeal nor recourse against a decision or decree of the Roman Pontiff.” His arrogance is not just in spiritual matters, but in secular affairs also, for he claims supreme power as much as any totalitarian ruler,

“The First See is judged by no one.”[24] “It is solely the right of the Roman Pontiff himself to judge…those who hold the highest civil office in a state...”[25] This Pope desires partnership with Islam. His claims echo II Thessalonians 2:4, “Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God” and Isaiah 14:14, "I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like most High.” Had not Holy Scripture warned us of this we would rightly be afraid. The Sovereign God remains sovereign. His purposes may be the purification of the Bride of Christ Jesus, the remnant pilgrim Church on earth. The Lord Jesus Christ did not elect the Pope as His Vicar on earth; rather He and the Father gave to the Holy Spirit of Truth to that position.  

If contemporary Evangelical leaders and their disciples discount and ignore these utterly basic prophetic and historical facts, they must understand they are placing themselves outside the stream of historic biblical Christianity. They are willingly divorcing themselves from great men of the faith—Wycliff, Huss, Luther, Tyndale, Calvin, Cranmer, Latimer, Ridley, Bradford, Foxe, Bunyan, Newton, Edwards, Whitefield, Wesley, Spurgeon, Ryle, and Lloyd-Jones to mention just a few. It is impossible to hold to the Gospel of Christ and simultaneously accord any legitimacy to the accommodations of the papal system. The Lord of Glory Himself will not allow such behavior to go unpunished. If Evangelicals continue to fraternize with Rome, it will mark a major, irrevocable betrayal of the Gospel testimony toward the poor deluded adherents of Romanism and leave them languishing in the claws of the devil. In other words, in simple terms of loyalty to the Lord Jesus Christ, those claiming to be believers must “Come out of her…that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”[26] There is no common ground between the religion of apostasy and the Gospel of the Apostles. In spite of papal declarations of a truce and vacuous “Evangelical” alliances with the enemies of Christ, “Enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed,” Genesis 3:1, is an epitomized history of conflict which, from the moment of the Fall, has been waged between the children of light and of darkness, between those who adhere to the Gospel of grace and God’s righteousness, and those who are ranged on the side of the Devil by their love of accommodation and compromise. At this moment of history the Ecumenism of accommodation, with the Pope leading the pack, accepts Islam as a great religion. The true believer must decide where he or she stands. “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve.”[27] 

Richard Bennett of “Berean Beacon” WebPage:

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Conclusions by Ron Beaulieu

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, you have just read one of (if not THE) most compelling pieces of knowledge that you will ever uncover on planet earth. The implications are so very serious. Do you realize that due to persecution by Zionists (world bankers), Catholicism and Islamism, all subjects of God’s kingdom, except the 144,000, who are translated without seeing death, are going to die as martyrs or be laid to rest, and this includes all faithful Seventh-day Adventists at the end-time.

It is so important to know the difference between the 144,000 bride and the ten virgins. Adventists who think that there is no difference between the 144,000 and the many faithful who will be martyred are misleading their people to damnation. Many SDA leaders believe that there is no difference between the 144,000 and the wise virgins who are saved. They teach that if you are SDA, you will be among the 144,000 and be saved. They teach that the 144,000 is a symbolic number that includes all who are saved. That would demand that all true Christians who are saved will be translated without seeing death, because Ellen White said that the 144,000 will be translated without seeing death.

Always remember, Ellen White says that only the 144,000 are translated without seeing death, but she also says that there will be many martyrs as seed for fruit and those martyrs, if faithful, will be saved.

What is the danger in thinking that all SDA’s who are saved are part of the 144,000? It is the danger that they will give up and take the mark if they are placed under the sword of death because they were erroneously taught that the 144,000 is inclusive of all who are saved at the end-time and that they are the bride, and when most of them will have to give their lives to be saved, they will give up and take the mark, thinking if they were saved and part of the 144,000, they would not be killed. That is a horrible miscalculation based on a horrible misinterpretation of Scripture and Ellen White as to whom the 144,000 are and who the martyrs are and who the great multitude is.

Chap. 191 - Martyrs in the Last Days

They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. John 16:2.

“Every individual in our world will be arrayed under one of two banners.” {Mar 199.1}

“The two armies will stand distinct and separate, and this distinction will be so marked that many who shall be convinced of truth will come on the side of God's commandment-keeping people. When this grand work is to take place in the battle, prior to the last closing conflict, many will be imprisoned, many will flee for their lives from cities and towns, and many will be martyrs for Christ's sake in standing in defense of the truth.” {Mar 199.2}  

We need to be fortified with the Word and willing to lay down our lives for the truth. That is going to require character. 

We will have two enemies, the Catholics and the Muslims, all intent on killing us. The Muslims are in control of the most holy site on earth, where Isaac was taken to be sacrificed—the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Pope knows that spot is sacred. The Jews know it is sacred and Satan knows it is sacred. All want to rule the world from that Holy spot.

SDA leaders are not informing their members of these life and death issues. That is why those who are lead of them are destroyed. Isaiah 9:16. Those who are leading you to destruction receive your financial support while the true messengers go wanting.

You need this information:

God bless all,

We are in for tumultuous times very imminently,

Ron Beaulieu



The Sun and Moon are the god of forces (nature forces) in Daniel 11:38:



Dan 11:38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.


Islam worships the "moon god," and Catholicism pays homage to the "sun god," via Sunday sacredness.



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From: Ron Beaulieu


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Subject: Re: [AdventistHotIssues] Re: Get ready for an Islamic Antichrist, warns new book




I don't think Bacchiocchi applied it exclusively, but he disputed a lot of other important material related to the pioneer view. I don't agree with him on that, and I don't question the end-time events provided by Scripture and the Spirit of Prophecy. I don't question the role of the papacy. I just say there is more to it than the papacy now that we know for sure that the papacy is connected to Islamism. Here are to links to Sam's newsletter. After these links I give Ellen White definition of antichrist to wit: "The determination of Antichrist to carry out the rebellion he began in heaven will continue to work in the children of disobedience."


Above, Ellen White is clearly referencing Satan as the arch antichrist, but she says elsewhere that there are many antichrists. 

Scripture and Ellen White warn of many antichrists. So do I:   


"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." Jesus has left us a warning upon this very point. He said, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many." Matthew says: "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets [PLURAL], and shall show great signs and wonders: insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before." Then John continues, "They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us." {YI, September 27, 1894 par. 1}


By the following definition (in red print) the apostaste SDA "church" is antichrist:


"John writes, "I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son." There are those who claim to have great light, who say that they have communication with the spirits of the dead, who deny the divinity of Christ, and in so doing deny the Father whom Christ represented on earth. "Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: [but] he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also." The classes who deny the Father and the Son are rapidly increasing in the world, and the name given to this class by the Bible is antichrist. There are many who have their names upon the church records, who claim to possess superior piety; and yet should Christ appear among them, they would rebuke the Son of God. There are men who profess to be ministers of the gospel who are teaching heresy, and deceiving many, and leading thousands in the way of apostasy. {YI, September 27, 1894 par. 4}


The pope is antichrist: " When the papal bull reached Luther, he said: "I despise and attack it, as impious, false. . . . It is Christ Himself who is condemned therein. . . . I rejoice in having to bear such ills for the best of causes. Already I feel greater liberty in my heart; for at last I know that the pope is antichrist, and that his throne is that of Satan himself." {SR 344.3}


There can be no doubt as to the inter-relatedness of Satan's entire confederacy as being the antichrist. And Ellen White says that it includes all of the confederacy of Satan--all who work counter to the will of God, and that includes individuals who do so. Spiritualism in all its hideous manifestations is antichrist. rb 

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1 John


                             Chapter 1


     1-3. Testimony of John Invaluable.--[1 John 1:1-3 quoted.] Thus John bears testimony that he had seen Christ, had been with Christ. In the early history of the Christian church, the enemy tried to bring in questions that would lead to doubt and dissension. At this time the testimony of John was invaluable in establishing the faith of the believers. He could say with assurance, I know that Christ lived on this earth; and I can bear testimony regarding His words and works (MS 29, 1911). {7BC 947.7}


     1-10 (see EGW on Rev. 1:9). John the Aged Servant of Jesus.--The apostle John is an example of the way in which God can use aged workers. Read his stirring words, written when he was an old man. Who could bear a firmer, more decided testimony? [1 John 1:1-10; 2:1-5 quoted.] {7BC 947.8}


     In his old age John revealed the life of Christ in his life. He lived to be nearly one hundred years old, and over and over again he repeated the story of the crucified and risen Saviour. Persecution came upon the believers, and those young in experience were often in danger of losing their hold on Christ. But the old, tried servant of Jesus steadfastly maintained his faith (MS 92, 1903). {7BC 947.9}


     7-9. See EGW on 1 Tim. 2:5. {7BC 947.10}


     7, 9 (Heb. 9:11-14, 22; Rev. 22:1). Efficacy of Christ's Blood.-- Thank God that
He who spilled His blood for us, lives to plead it, lives to make intercession for every soul who receives Him. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." The blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin. It speaketh better things than the blood of Abel, for Christ ever liveth to make intercession for us. We need to keep ever before us the efficacy of the blood of Jesus. That life-cleansing, life-sustaining blood, appropriated by living faith, is our hope. We need to grow in appreciation of its inestimable value, for it speaks for us only as we by faith claim its virtue, keeping the conscience clean and at peace with God. {7BC 947.11}


     This is represented as the pardoning blood, inseparably connected with the resurrection and life of our Redeemer, illustrated by the ever-flowing stream that proceeds from the throne of God, the water of the river of life (Letter 87, 1894). {7BC 948.1} 

                             Chapter 2


     1 (Rom. 8:34; 1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 2:18; 7: 25; 9:24; see EGW on John 17:5, 24). Fenced From Satan's Attacks.--"If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous." How careful is the Lord Jesus to give no occasion for a soul to despair. How He fences about the soul from Satan's fierce attacks. If through manifold temptations we are surprised or deceived into sin, He does not turn from us and leave us to perish. No, no, that is not our Saviour. Christ prayed for us. He was tempted in all points like as we are; and having been tempted, He knows how to succor those who are tempted. {7BC 948.2}


     Our crucified Lord is pleading for us in the presence of the Father at the throne of grace. His atoning sacrifice we may plead for our pardon, our justification, and our sanctification. The Lamb slain is our only hope. Our faith looks up to Him, grasps Him as the One who can save to the uttermost, and the fragrance of the all-sufficient offering is accepted of the Father. Unto Christ is committed all power in heaven and in earth, and all things are possible to him that believeth. Christ's glory is concerned in our success. He has a common interest in all humanity. He is our sympathizing Saviour (Letter 33, 1895). {7BC 948.3}


     (Isa. 49:16; Zech. 3:1; Heb. 4:14-16; see EGW on Matt. 28:18; Heb. 5:5, 6; 10:19-21.) Efficiency of Christ's Priesthood.--Let us remember that our great High Priest is pleading before the mercy seat in behalf of His ransomed people. He ever liveth to make intercession for us. "If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous." {7BC 948.4}


     The blood of Jesus is pleading with power and efficacy for those who are back-slidden, for those who are rebellious, for those who sin against great light and love. Satan stands at our right hand to accuse us, and our Advocate stands at God's right hand to plead for us. He has never lost a case that has been committed to Him. We may trust in our Advocate; for He pleads His own merits in our behalf. Hear His prayer before His betrayal and trial. Listen to His prayer for us; for He had us in remembrance. {7BC 948.5}


     He will not forget His church in the world of temptation. He looks upon His tried and suffering people, and prays for them. . . . Yes, He beholds His people in this world, which is a persecuting world, and all seared and marred with the curse, and [He] knows that they need all the divine resources of His sympathy and His love. Our Forerunner hath for us entered within the veil, and yet by the golden chain of love and truth, He is linked with His people in closest sympathy. {7BC 948.6}


     He is making intercession for the most lowly, the most oppressed and suffering, for the most tried and tempted ones. With upraised hands He pleads, "I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands." God loves to hear, and responds to the pleadings of His Son . . . [Heb. 4:14-16 quoted] (RH Aug. 15, 1893). {7BC 948.7}


     Fixing Our Eyes Upon Our Advocate.--In all our acts of true devotion, we fix our eye of faith upon our Advocate, who is standing between man and the eternal throne, waiting to meet our every effort, and by His Spirit assist us to a more perfect knowledge of God (MS 7, 1898). {7BC 948.8}


     1, 2. See EGW on Heb. 2:14-18; James 1:25. {7BC 948.9}


     3, 4. See EGW on 1 Thess. 4:3.
{7BC 948.10}


     4. See EGW on John 14:15; Rom. 3:31. {7BC 949.1}


     6 (see EGW on 2 Cor. 5:17; Rev. 14:4). Walking as Christ Walked. --Those who walk even as Christ walked, who are patient, gentle, kind, meek and lowly in heart, those who yoke up with Christ and lift His burdens, who yearn for souls as He yearned for them--these will enter into the joy of their Lord. They will see with Christ the travail of His soul, and be satisfied. Heaven will triumph, for the vacancies made in heaven by the fall of Satan and his angels will be filled by the redeemed of the Lord (RH May 29, 1900). {7BC 949.2}


     The Imitation of Christ.--True religion is the imitation of Christ. Those who follow Christ will deny self, take up the cross, and walk in His footsteps. Following Christ means obedience to all His commandments. No soldier can be said to follow his commander unless he obeys orders. Christ is our model. To copy Jesus, full of love and tenderness and compassion, will require that we draw near to Him daily. O how God has been dishonored by His professed representatives (Letter 31a, 1894)! {7BC 949.3}


     15. Space Between the Soul and Jesus.--Those who are ever pressing a little closer to the world, and becoming more like them in feelings, in plans, in ideas, have left a space between them and the Saviour, and Satan has pressed his way into this space, and low, worldly-tainted, selfish plans become interwoven with their experience (RH June 7, 1887). {7BC 949.4}


     Not the Golden Currency of Heaven.--As the lovers of the world make religion subservient to the world, God requires His worshipers to subordinate the world to religion. The things of the world, that perish with the using, are not to be made the first consideration; these are not the golden currency of heaven. God has not stamped upon them His image and superscription (MS 16, 1890). {7BC 949.5}


     18 (Dan. 12:13; Rev. 14:6-12). Meaning of Antichrist to Be Understood.--Those who become confused in their understanding of the Word, who fail to see the meaning of antichrist, will surely place themselves on the side of antichrist. There is no time now for us to assimilate with the world. Daniel is standing in his lot and in his place. The prophecies of Daniel and of John are to be understood. They interpret each other. They give to the world truths which every one should understand. These prophecies are to be witnesses in the world. By their fulfillment in these last days they will explain themselves. {7BC 949.6}


     The Lord is about to punish the world for its iniquity. He is about to punish religious bodies for their rejection of the light and truth which has been given them. The great message, combining the first, second, and third angels' messages, is to be given to the world. This is to be the burden of our work. Those who truly believe in Christ will openly conform to the law of Jehovah. The Sabbath is the sign between God and His people; and we are to make visible our conformity to the law of God by observing the Sabbath. It is to be the mark of distinction between God's chosen people and the world (MS 10, 1900). {7BC 949.7}


     (2 Thess. 2:3-10; Rev. 13:16, 17; 18:3-7.) Society Ranging Into Two Classes.--All society is ranging into two great classes, the obedient and the disobedient. Among which class shall we be found? {7BC 949.8}


     Those who keep God's commandments, those who live not by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, compose the church of the living God. Those who choose to follow antichrist are subjects of the great apostate. Ranged under the banner of Satan, they break God's law and lead others to break it. They endeavor so to frame the laws of nations that men shall show their loyalty to earthly governments by trampling upon the laws of God's kingdom. {7BC 949.9}


     Satan is diverting minds with unimportant questions, in order that they shall not with clear and distinct vision see matters of vast importance. The enemy is planning to ensnare the world. {7BC 949.10}


     The so-called Christian world is to be the theater of great and decisive actions. Men in authority will enact laws controlling the conscience, after the example of the papacy. Babylon will make all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Every nation will be involved. . . [Rev. 18:3-7 quoted] (MS 24, 1891). {7BC 949.11}


     All Heaven on Christ's Side.--The determination of Antichrist to carry out the rebellion he began in heaven will continue to work in the children of disobedience. Their envy and hatred against those who obey the fourth commandment will wax more and more bitter. But the people of God are not to hide their banner. They are not to ignore the commandments of God, and in order to have an easy time, go with the multitude to do evil. . . . {7BC 949.12}


     The greater man's influence for good, under the control of the Spirit of God, the more determined will be the enemy to indulge his envy and jealousy toward him by religious persecution. But all heaven is on the side of Christ, not of Antichrist. Those who love God and are willing to be partakers with Christ in His sufferings, God will honor. Antichrist, meaning all who exalt themselves against the will and work of God, will at the appointed time feel the wrath of Him who gave Himself that they might not perish but have eternal life. All who persevere in obedience, all who will not sell their souls for money or for the favor of men, God will register in the book of life (MS 9, 1900). {7BC 950.1}


     (Col. 2:8; 1 Tim. 6:20.) Human Reason vs. God's Wisdom.--Many exalt human reason, idolize human wisdom, and set the opinions of men above the revealed wisdom of God. This affords opportunity for the working of Satan, and the spirit of Antichrist is far more widespread than any of us imagine. . . . {7BC 950.2}


     The maxims of the world, that know not God, have been worked into the theories of the church. In the eyes of men, vain philosophy and science, falsely so-called, are of more value than the Word of God. The sentiment prevails to a large extent that the divine Mediator is not essential to the salvation of man. A variety of theories advanced by the so-called worldly-wise men for man's elevation, are believed and trusted in more than is the truth of God, as taught by Christ and His apostles. {7BC 950.3}


     The lying spirit that enticed Eve in Eden, finds acceptance with the majority of earth's inhabitants today. Even the Christian world refuses to be converted by the Spirit of God, but listens to the prince of darkness, as he comes to them in the garb of an angel of light. The spirit of Antichrist is prevailing in the world to a far greater extent than it has ever prevailed before. {7BC 950.4}


     The day of test and purification is just upon us. Signs of a most startling character appear, in floods, in hurricanes, in tornadoes, in cloudbursts, in casualties by land and by sea, that proclaim the approach of the end of all things. The judgments of God are falling on the world, that men may be awakened to the fact that Christ will come speedily (RH Nov. 8, 1892). {7BC 950.5}


                             Chapter 3


     1 (John 3:16; 2 Peter 1:10, 11; see EGW on 1 John 4:7, 8). Welcomed as a Child.--The plan of redemption is not merely a way of escape from the penalty of transgression, but through it the sinner is forgiven his sins, and will be finally received into heaven--not as a forgiven culprit pardoned and released from captivity, yet looked upon with suspicion and not admitted to friendship and trust; but welcomed as a child, and taken back into fullest confidence. {7BC 950.6}


     The sacrifice of our Saviour has made ample provision for every repenting, believing soul. We are saved because God loves the purchase of the blood of Christ; and not only will He pardon the repentant sinner, not only will He permit him to enter heaven, but He, the Father of mercies, will wait at the very gates of heaven to welcome us, to give us an abundant entrance to the mansions of the blest. Oh, what love, what wondrous love the Father has shown in the gift of His beloved Son for this fallen race! And this Sacrifice is a channel for the outflow of His infinite love, that all who believe on Jesus Christ may, like the prodigal son, receive full and free restoration to the favor of Heaven (RH Sept. 21, 1886). {7BC 950.7}


     3. See EGW on 1 Peter 1:22; Rev. 7:2, 3. {7BC 950.8}


     3-6 (1 Peter 1:22). Power to Keep Us in Temptation.--"And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure." {7BC 950.9}


     Does this text mean that the human agent can remove one stain of sin from his soul? No. Then what does it mean to purify himself? It means to look upon the
Lord's great moral standard of righteousness, the holy law of God, and see that he is a sinner in the light of that law. "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin." {7BC 950.10}


     It is through faith in Jesus Christ that the truth is accepted in the heart, and the human agent is purified and cleansed. . . . He has an abiding principle in the soul, that enables him to overcome temptation. "Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not." God has power to keep the soul that is in Christ who is under temptation. . . . {7BC 951.1}


     A mere profession of godliness is worthless. It is he that abideth in Christ that is a Christian. . . . Unless the mind of God becomes the mind of men, every effort to purify himself will be useless; for it is impossible to elevate man except through a knowledge of God. The outward gloss may be put on, and men may be as were the Pharisees whom Jesus describes as "whited sepulchres" full of corruption and dead men's bones. But all the deformity of the soul is open to Him who judgeth righteously, and unless the truth is planted in the heart, it cannot control the life. Cleansing the outside of the cup will never make the vessel pure within. A nominal acceptance of truth is good as far as it goes, and the ability to give a reason for our faith is a good accomplishment, but if the truth does not go deeper than this, the soul will never be saved. The heart must be purified from all moral defilement (Letter 13, 1893). {7BC 951.2}


     4 (Rom. 3:20; see EGW on Gal. 3:24-26; Eph. 2:14-16). Only Definition of Sin.--"Sin is the transgression of the law." This is the only definition of sin. Without the law there can be no transgression. "By the law is the knowledge of sin." The standard of righteousness is exceeding broad, prohibiting every evil thing (MS 27, 1899). {7BC 951.3}


     4, 5. What Is the Justice of God?--The transgression of God's law in a single instance, in the smallest particular, is sin. And the nonexecution of the penalty of that sin would be a crime in the divine administration. God is a judge, the avenger of justice, which is the habitation and foundation of His throne. He cannot dispense with His law, He cannot do away with its smallest item in order to meet and pardon sin. The rectitude and justice and moral excellence of the law must be maintained and vindicated before the heavenly universe and the worlds unfallen. {7BC 951.4}


     What is the justice of God? It is the holiness of God in relation to sin. Christ bore the sins of the world in man's behalf that the sinner might have another trial, with all the divine opportunities and advantages which God has provided in man's behalf (MS 145, 1897). {7BC 951.5}


     8 (see EGW on Gen. 6:3). Simple Godliness Not Shallowness.--John bears testimony of Christ, the giver of the Word, saying, "For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil." In the simplest language John sets before us true practical godliness. This simplicity does not show shallowness, but depth. John is speaking to real men and women, and the Holy Spirit directed him to write in such a way that they would be brought in contact with a real, living God. He shows us what God is doing, and what man must do to meet God's requirements. John does not present the truth hesitatingly, but in a decided manner. He speaks positively [1 John 1:1-7 quoted] (ST Jan. 11, 1899). {7BC 951.6} 

                            Chapter 4


     1 (Isa. 8:20; Matt. 7:15, 16; 24:11, 23, 24; 1 Thess. 5:19-21; 1 Tim. 4:1; see EGW on Col. 2:8; Rev. 1:1, 2). Beware of False Prophets.-- In these days of peril we are not to accept everything that men bring to us as truth. As professed teachers from God come to us declaring that they have a message from God, it is proper to inquire carefully, How do we know that this is truth? Jesus has told us that "false prophets shall arise and shall deceive many." But we need not be deceived; for the Word of God gives us a test whereby we may know what is truth. The prophet says, "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." {7BC 951.7}


     From this statement it is evident that it becomes us to be diligent Bible students, that we may know what is according to the
and the testimony. We are safe in no other course of action. Jesus says, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits" (RH Feb. 23, 1892). {7BC 951.8}


     In these days of delusion, every one who is established in the truth will have to contend for the faith once delivered to the saints. Every variety of error will be brought out in the mysterious working of Satan, which would, if it were possible, deceive the very elect, and turn them from the truth. . . . {7BC 952.1}


     There will be false dreams and false visions, which have some truth, but lead away from the original faith. The Lord has given men a rule by which to detect them: "To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." If they belittle the law of God, if they pay no heed to His will as revealed in the testimonies of His Spirit, they are deceivers. They are controlled by impulse and impressions which they believe to be from the Holy Spirit and consider more reliable than the Inspired Word. They claim that every thought and feeling is an impression of the Spirit; and when they are reasoned with out of the Scriptures, they declare that they have something more reliable. But while they think that they are led by the Spirit of God, they are in reality following an imagination wrought upon by Satan (BE Sept., 1886). {7BC 952.2}


     (Acts 20:30, 31.) I would say to our dear brethren who have been so eager to accept everything that came in the form of visions and dreams, Beware that you be not ensnared. Read the warnings that have been given by the world's Redeemer to His disciples to be given again by them to the world. The Word of God is solid rock, and we may plant our feet securely upon it. Every soul must needs be tested, every faith and doctrine must needs be tried by the law and the testimony. Take heed that no man deceive you. The warnings of Christ on this matter are needed at this time; for delusions and deceptions will come in among us, and will multiply as we near the end. {7BC 952.3}


     "Of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember." Bear in mind that trials of this character are to come upon us, not only from without, but from within our own ranks. Our individual safety is in entire consecration to God (MS 27, 1894). {7BC 952.4}


     7, 8 (1 Peter 1:22). Working With Love.--Pure love is simple in its operations, and separate from every other principle of action. When combined with earthly motives and selfish interests, it ceases to be pure. God considers more with how much love we work, than the amount we do. Love is a heavenly attribute. The natural heart cannot originate it. This heavenly plant only flourishes where Christ reigns supreme. Where love exists, there is power and truth in the life. Love does good and nothing but good. Those who have love bear fruit unto holiness, and in the end everlasting life (YI Jan. 13, 1898).  {7BC 952.5}


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Why did the Vatican train Muhammad and create Islam??? #1







[1] 1 Homily of the Pope, in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Sunday, 23 September 2001. Accessed 9/28/2001. na_en.html





[2] Ibid.





[3] Ibid.





[4] Catechism of the Catholic Church, (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 1994) Para. 841 Hereafter Catechism





[5] Vatican Council II: The Conciliar and Post Conciliar Documents, No. 56, Nostra Aetate, Austin P. Flannery, ed.

(Grand Rapids, MI: Wm B Eerdsmans Publ. Co., 1975 & 1984) Vol. I., pp. 739-740. Hereafter Vatican II.





[6] All quotes from the Koran are from this site:





[7] Ephesians 1:7





[8] John 8:58





[9] John 10:30





[10] John 8:24





[11] 1 John 1:5





[12] John 17:3





[13] Luke 6:35-36





[14]Bongars, Gesta Dei per Francos, 1, pp. 382 f., in A Source Book for Medieval History, Oliver J. Thatcher and

Edgar Holmes McNeal, eds. (New York: Scribners, 1905).





[15] Vatican II, No. 28, Lumen Gentium, Vol. I., p. 380.





[16] Vatican II, No. 64, Gaudium et Spes , Vol. I, Sec. 42, p. 942.





[17] Accessed 11/1/2001





[18] accessed 6/1/00.





[19] Titus 3:5.





[20]For a brief overview of the Islamic position, see Yossef Bodansky, Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on

America (Roseville, CA: Prima Publ, Forum, 1999, 2001) Introduction, pp. x-xv. For a study of RCC infrastructure, see 2001Catholic Almanac (Huntington, IN: Our Sunday Visitor Publ., 2000) Part III: The Church Universal. 





[21] Reported on 10/12/01 “Bush Gives Update on the War on Terrorism.”





[22] Associated Press, Saturday October 13, 2001.





[23] Catechism of the Catholic Church, Para. 841.





[24]Code of Canon Law, Latin-Eng. ed. (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 1989) Can. 1404. All canons taken from this work. 





[25] Can. 1405.





[26] Revelation 18:4.





[27] Josh 24:15