The EU started as a coal and steel union. This union - or plan - being named after Robert Schumann, was called the Schumann Plan. The coal and steel union was gradually turned into a political alliance, which was given the name the European Community (the EC; Article 211-219 TEC). Today we know it as the European Union (the EU). What will its next title be - "the United States of Europe"?
Did you know that prominent Catholic politicians were dominant in the creation of the European Union - for example, the French pro-European strategist Jean Monnet, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Robert Schumann, the German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, the Italian President of Ministers Alcide de Gasperi, etc.? The latter three were also leaders of the Catholic political parties in their respective countries, the Christian Democratic parties.
Lars Bergqvist, the Swedish ambassador to the Vatican, said: "We should note that the EU was founded by devoted Catholics, such as Adenauer (German), Schumann (French) and de Gasperi (Italian). All of them had the union of Europe as an object." (This took place immediately after the Catholic leaders Hitler, Mussolini and Franco had failed in their attempts to do the same.) Taken from the South-Swedish daily the Sydsvenskan, Oct. 16, 1991, under the paragraph titled The Road to the EU Goes Through Rome.
An article in The Sunday Telegraph, of August 25, 1991, bears the title, Now, a Holy European Empire? Under a large photo of the Pope, it reads: "In him we have the most political pope in modern time." It is quite evident that many are aware of the influence of the Vatican on the European Union.
Catholic leaders have marked the EU. Jacques Delors enjoyed the longest term as leader. He is a Catholic. Note the following information: "The predominant religion of the confederation is Roman Catholicism and its spiritual head is the Pope, to whom all who practice the Roman Catholic religion owe allegiance, political as well as spiritual. Among current leaders of Europe practising this religion are Jacques Delors and Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, both Jesuit educated, as well as Chancellor Kohl and Prime Minister Filipe Gonzales of Spain, also devout Roman Catholics. These four leaders are products of the Roman Catholic social movement The Catholic social movement believes that there is no nobler task than the unifying of our continent. Two internal Commission reports submitted in February 1993 to EU President, Jacques Delors, argue `that ancient religious differences are at the heart of the conflict besetting the Maastricht Treaty on European union; and religion _ or at least some kind of peculiar new Euro-spirituality inspired by Brussels' The European Community, from its inception, was an idea in the mind of the Vatican to re-Catholicise Europe" (Maastricht, Magna Carta, Monarchy & Morality, p. 3, by Michael de Semlyen).
Former retired leaders, Romano Prodi and José Manual Barroso, are also Catholics. The latter is leader of the European Commission. The leader of the European Union today, Herman Van Rompuy, is also a Catholic. He was trained at a Jesuit school, Sint-Jan Berchmans College in Brussels and has also studied philosophy and economics at a Catholic university in Leuven” (The Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad, DK. November 20, 2009). Catholic figures have always dominated the EU. It is interesting to note that José Barroso, among others, has been a visiting professor at the Catholic Jesuit University Georgetown University, where the world leaders are being educated to rule the world after a catholic international pattern. The entire EU system shapes itself according to a Catholic model. The system is laid out in such a manner, that individual nations are obliged to adhere to laws drawn up in Brussels. Those European nations that are subordinated to this Catholic-dominated order, are now being steered by Catholic powers, through a vast set of regulations. This set of regulations ties them both hand and foot.
What role does the Papacy play on the European political stage? Here are some clear facts - and we will let the Catholics speak for themselves:"Many non-Catholics fear us as a political organisation, and are afraid that the Catholic Church will dominate and rule; we are working quietly, seriously and I may say effectively, to that end." (The Catholic magazine The Missionary, June, 1909, p. 69.) This statement is just one of many that shed light on the involvement of the Church in the political world - and that is exactly what we intend to address in this pamphlet. We do not attack the right of the Catholics to believe what they want. We warn against the situation, where the Church shall make use of the powers of the state to enforce a common creed, including economics. The Catholic Church is unlike the other churches, in that it consciously tries to strengthen its position in politics. "The supreme duty of Catholics is to obey the Pope, and seek in every way, and especially by means of the ballot, to render the Catholic policy effective in this country." (Catholic World, Vol. XI, No. 64, 1870.) The Catholic Church commands all its members to participate in the political life to a specific end, like this: "All Catholics must make themselves felt as active elements in the daily political life in the countries where they live. All Catholics should exert their power to cause the constitution of the states to be modelled on the principles of the true church." (Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Letter of 1890.) The strategy of the Catholic Church is obvious: It wants to gain influence through the parliamentary institutions, in order to control the powers of state. Through political power, it will get religious influence. What will this lead to? What are the lessons of history? Has the Catholic Church changed its attitude?
Reject the National State
The Catholic Church is fighting for a union of church and state. She wants to be universal, and dislikes independent countries ruling themselves according to their own laws. Here we have some statements about this:
The Catholic priest, Phelan, editor of the Catholic journal The Western Watchman, wrote on June 27, 1912: "Tell us that in a conflict between the church and the civil government, we take side of the church. Of course we do. Why, if the government of the United States were at war with the church, we would say tomorrow, TO HELL WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES; if the Church and all the governments of the world were at war, we would say: TO HELL WITH ALL THE GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD."
The second statement is from Pope Leo XIII's Encyclical, or shepherd letter, of 1879: "The Church of Rome is one monarchy over all the kingdoms, as the mind and soul of the body of the man, or as God in the world. Therefore, the Church of Rome must not only have the spiritual power, but also the supreme temporal power." Pope Gregory repeated this idea when he said: "The power of the Church is superior to the power of the state." Dr. G. F. van Schulte, professor of Canonical Law at Prague, states: "All human power is from evil and must therefore be standing under the Pope." (T. W. Callaway: Romanism vs. Americanism, p. 120). These statements makes it crystal clear that this political power is striving to gain power through control over governments and the powers of state.
The Roman Catholic Church is labouring from the idea that is formulated in the Latin expression "de jure divino", meaning that the church has the holy right to rule the whole world, all powers and human beings. It claims to have received this right from God Himself, and it will use all means towards this end - world dominion.
Dr. Bronson, a renowned Catholic authority, wrote: "The pope has the right to pronounce sentence of deposition against any sovereign, when required by the good of the spiritual order the power of the church exercised over sovereigns in the Middle Ages was not usurpation, was not derived from the concessions of princes or the consent of the people, but was and is held by divine right, and he who resists it, rebels against the king of king and lord of lords." (Catholic Review, June, 1851.)
Even though written long ago, the Church of Rome says that it never changes. We find confirmation of this in one of its own publications: "What the Church has done, what she has expressed or tacitly approved in the past, that is exactly what she will do, express or tacitly approve in the future, if the same circumstances occur." (Catholic Review, Jan., 1854.) It is an advantage to know about the history of the Catholic Church, its strategy and use of power, to understand what is happening and what is about to happen.
The Subsidiary Principle
The entire EU system is of Catholic origin. It rules according to the so-called subsidiary principle ("The Maastricht Treaty", p. 4, and the Catholic Church's Catechism, p. 470). This word comes from the Latin "subsidium", meaning "to help". This model of governing means that you try to solve conflicts at a local level. If not totally successful, your case moves up, to the centre in the system. Thus, the parties involved must ultimately conform to the rules of the power elite.
We can better understand this model when we know that the subsidiary principle was put forward by Pope Leo XIII in his Encyclical of 1891, in which he tells how the world should be ruled, the model being the subsidiary principle. This principle was repeated one hundred years later by Pope John Paul II in his Encyclical Centessimus Annus. This is an hierarchical model of rule, where the elite with the pope at the top is the legislative authority. Moreover, this is also the model of the European Union - Catholic "democracy"!
The Catholic Church's new Catechism speaks very eloquently about allowing individuality, freedom of conscience and respect for the individual. However, when disputes and points of controversy or disagreement arise, the individual must finally comply with the authorities (the laws of the elite).
As a result, the Roman Catholic Church elevates itself above everybody, claiming to be the source of all power and authority on Earth. We see this statement being confirmed in the following quote: "While the state has rights, she has them only in virtue and by permission of superior authority, and that authority can only be expressed through the Church (the Catholic); that is, through the organic law, infallibly announced and unchangeably asserted, regardless of temporal consequences." (Catholic World, Vol. XI, No. 64, 1870.)
Many are aware of the papacy's vision of gathering Europe, from the Atlantic to the Ural Sea, under the hierarchical system of the Catholic Church. This development towards a supra-national political union in Europe is on-line with the interests of the papacy.
The Catholic Church has always wanted to use the state as its companion. Because Germany usually has been a nucleus of power in Europe, the Papacy has been seeking to ally itself with this nation to further its long-range interests. When the German Kaiser Wilhelm II visited the Vatican in 1922, he described how the Pope viewed the german role on the European stage: "It was of interest to me that the Pope said to me on this occasion that Germany must become the sword of the Catholic Church. (From "The Kaisers Memoirs", p. 211, Herper & Bros., 1922).
In 1933 an alliance (Concordat) between Germany and the Vatican was signed. By this concordat the church received more power, and helped Hitler into power. Hitler himself said: "I learned much from the Order of the Jesuits. Until now there has never been anything more grandios on the earth than the hierarchical organization of the Catholic Church. I transformed much of this organization into my own party". ("Smokescream", p. 20, by Jack Chick).
One of Hitlers close coworkers, Franz von Papen, said: "The Third Reich is the first world power which not only acknowledges but also puts into practice the high principles of the papacy." (Der Voelkischer Beobachter, 1/14/1934).
In this connection it is interesting to note that Germany has been a sword in Europe, not least during the Second World War. Hitler, Mussolini, Lavel and Franco were all catholics.
In the struggle to unite Europe along the principles of the Vatican, Cardinal Manning said: "We are prepared to deluge Europe in blood in order to recover the Pope's temporal power" (Jesuit Octopus, p. 209). They failed. Catholics launched new attempts through the Coal and Steel Union, which now is the European Union. This, of course, is founded on Catholic principles.
The EU Flag/The Mary flag
The EU flag is dark blue and has 12 stars in a circle. In a Dutch, Catholic periodical, Middelares en Koningin, April, 1974, we find the headline: "Under the Protection of Mary". It says among other things: "We Catholics will always, when we see the blue colour, perceive it as the colour of the Queen of Heaven" (it is also called Mary-blue). On the imprint of the new Euro we also find 12 stars on both coins and paper money. No matter how many members the EU will consist of, there will always be 12 stars. Why just 12 stars? Why not the number of membership countries? Much indicates that the 12-star circle on the EU flag took it inspiration from the worship of Mary in the Catholic Church. In the Catholic Church, the Queen of Heaven, Mary, with the 12 stars around her head, is a well-known motif. We find the same motif in the glass window of Notre Dame Cathedral at Strasbourg , France, and at the Catholic Church's resort at Magleås By, Birkerød in Denmark. We see the motif also on mosaics, copper dishes, etc.
The Bible, in the 12th chapter of The Revelation, speaks of a woman with 12 stars around her head. In the Bible, a woman represents a church. It may be a pure woman, or an harlot (II Cor. 11:2 and Rev. 17:1-5). Here, we are talking about a pure woman. The 12 stars are a symbol of the 12 apostles of Jesus, who stand as representatives of God's people. The Catholic Church believes it represents the people of God. However, Luther and the Reformers held a different view. They firmly said that all the points in the Bible about the big Anti-Christ power refer to the papacy. When the papal bull reached Luther, he declared: "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" (D´ Aubigne, b. 6, ch. 9).
The Catholic Church represents vastly different values, than those of Christ. It has introduced many unbiblical practices and traditions. It has forged God's ten-commandment law, as it appears in the Catechism (compare with the Scriptural commandments in Exodus 20:3-17). It believes that the pope is the deputy of Christ on Earth, and that our prayers are to go via Mary, although Jesus Himself states: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6; see also I Tim. 2:5). The pope claims he is able to forgive sin, but in the Lord's Prayer Jesus says that He will forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors (Matthew 6:12). Therefore, we can clearly see, that the Catholic Church does not represent a pure congregation or woman.
The papacy represents so many unbiblical teachings, that we could write several pages about them. However, what has already been mentioned should let us understand that this powerful giant does not represent Christ. The same can certainly be said about the popes, whose splendour is second-to-none in the world. Compare this with Christ, Who had not where to lay His head. Moreover, the popes worship Mary. The symbol of Mary being used in the EU flag tells us that Catholics are behind this form of government. Do you want to hoist the Catholic symbol of Mary on your flagpole?
Another interesting fact is that the European Council chose to use the European flag, or "the Mary flag", on December 8, 1955, and that all three zealous champions of the star banner were Catholics in good and regular standing. The acceptance of the flag of Europe took place on the very day of the 101st anniversary of Pope Pius IX's doctrine of Mary's Immaculate Conception, December 8, 1854. The European Council's receiving of the "Mary flag" on that day was hardly a coincidence. The EC (now EU) took possession of the flag in 1986. Underway at this moment, is a large-scale campaign to proclaim a new Catholic doctrine, namely that Mary should be regarded as Co-redeemer (Co-Redemptrix) and mediator of all grace, advocate for God's people. It is not strange that they should seek to link the European Union flag with the worship of Mary. (More information can be found in the tract entitled The Marian Apparitions.)
On another Mary day, Annunciation Day, the Treaty of Rome was signed. This was on March 25, 1957, while all the Vatican's church bells proclaimed a new era in the Mary Age that Pope Pius had heralded in 1953.
The Catholic Church, with the pope going on before, worships Mary and statues of her. By doing this, they are breaking the second commandment, found in Exodus 20, verses 4-6, which forbids us to make images and worship them. On September 9, 1978, Bishop Graber stated: "I have claimed a Maryan European International . We pray and ask in peace that the West once more may be what it was: an `Imperium Marium'" (a kingdom of Mary).
On the imprint of the new Euro we also find 12 stars on both coins and paper money. On a Vatican coin, we also find the 12 stars.
We understand that the European flag is a symbol of Mary, and that the Vatican and the Catholic Church's supporters want "the flag of Mary" to be raised atop all flagpoles in Europe. In this way, many unknowingly, will symbolically exalt the Queen of Heaven. However, when this becomes known, it will be too bad for people and nations, whose beliefs are not Catholic, to use this religious symbol that claims worship and subordination.
On all Euro bank notes there is, furthermore, a bridge. Indeed, it occupies the greater space on the Euro bank notes. Therefore, this symbol must be important. What does the bridge stand for? Well, the Roman emperors had the title "Pontifex Maximus", which means "The Supreme Builder of Bridges". They were to act as builders of bridges between God, man and the nations. This heathen title the popes assumed, as evidenced on some old coins. So the building of bridges continues. The Vatican, with the black pope and the white pope at the front, seeks to build bridges in the religious sphere through the ecumenical movement, in order to gather all the churches underneath Rome's umbrella, on Rome's conditions. They are also erecting bridges with the help of today's political developments in Europe, to tie the countries of Europe to a set of laws designed by their men and women in Brussels. Few realise, that when the pope and the EU speak of peace of righteousness, they mean peace and righteousness according to their principles.
Otto van Habsburg has said: "The Community (EU) is living by the heritage of the Holy Roman Empire, though the great majority of the people don't know." (Otto van Habsburg, Roman Catholic Eurocrat.
When Pope John Paul II died 2005, the EU-president Barroso gave this statement: John Paul II will be remembered as someone who played an essential role in the reunification of Europe" (Reference: IP/05/387 in Europe - Rapid - Press Release", April 2, 2005).
Does the Church Honour Religious Liberty?
What does the Catholic Church say about religious liberty?
"Religious liberty, in the sense of liberty possessed by every man to choose his religion, is one of the most wicked delusions ever foisted upon this age by the father of all deceit. The very name of liberty - except in the sense permission to do certain definite acts - ought to be banished from the domain or religion. It is neither more or less than falsehood. No man has a right to choose his religion [how can you then convert to Catholicism!] Shall I hold out hopes to my erring protestant brother that I will not meddle with his creed if he will not meddle with mine? No: Catholicism is the most intolerant of creeds. It is intolerance itself." (From "The Rambler", a Catholic publication from London, England, quoted in Romanism vs. Catholicism, p. 106, by T. W. Callaway.)
In the Catholic paper "Shepherd of the Valley", published at St. Louis, Mo., USA, in 1876, under the supervision of Archbishop Kendrick, we read: "We confess that the Roman Catholic Church is intolerant; that is to say, that it uses all the means in its power for the extirpation of error and sin; but this intolerance is the logical and necessary consequence of her infallibility. She alone has the right to be intolerant, because she alone has the truth [God has all the truth. Is He intolerant?]. The Church tolerates heretics where she is obliged to do so, but she hates them mortally, and employs all her forces to secure their annihilation. When the Catholics shall be in possession of a considerable majority - which will certainly be the case by and by - then religious liberty will have come to an end in the United States. Our enemies say this, and we believe them. Our enemies know that do pretend to be better than our church, and in what concerns her history is open to all. They know, then, how the Roman Church dealt with heretics in the Middle Ages, and how she deals with them today where she has the power. We think no more of denying these historic facts than we do of blaming the saints of God and the princes of the Church for what they have done and approved in these matters." The Catholic bishop O'Connor says: "Religious liberty is merely endured until the opposite can be carried into effect without peril to the Catholic Church." (T. W. Callaway: Americanism vs. Romanism, p. 118.)
These statements are shocking, but they are not our own words - they are the words of the Catholics, and they reveal the attitude of this Church when it comes to fundamental religious liberty.
History reveals that the Catholic Church does not respect religious freedom. In the Middle Ages, it persecuted and killed hundreds of thousands of Christians, that had another faith than the Catholic Church. The Bible, moreover, gives its testimony concerning this church thus: "And I saw the woman (the whore - a symbol of the Catholic Church) drunken with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration" (Revelation 17:6). A bit further, more is said about this power: "And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth" (Revelation 18:24).
As an organisation, the Catholic Church also has the right to believe and think as it wants - as long as it does not undermine others' right and liberty. This is the crux of the matter - this Church does not respect the liberty of others - and it confirms this fact itself. It will use force, and therefore a warning against this principle is of vital importance. Its attitude is most reproachable.
We are dealing with a model of government that is not based on Biblical princip les. God loves man; it is His desire that every person shall make his own decisions about what to think and believe - it is from this the idea of religious liberty is derived. The love of God is the source of the view of man. Here, the respect for the individual is crucial. Only if a system is based upon this principle, can the highest possible degree of freedom between individuals and nations exist on Earth.
Today, peace is on the international agenda. Liberty, of course, is a necessary precondition for peace. However, liberty - wherein is included freedom of conscience - is not achieved through tighter and more centralised control, or intimate federations between religious and/or political groups. Liberty must be based on the individual's own right to choose, think and believe. Only in this way can the individual find true liberty; freedom is ours when we accept Jesus as our personal Saviour Thus, "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed" (John 8:36). Why should we not surrender our lives to Christ Jesus and accept His gift of salvation? Jesus gave His own life, so that you and we should not be lost forever. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).
Jesus also says: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you" (John 14:27). The peace and freedom that comes from walking with Jesus, is something that no man can take away. Even if we are in a turmoil, we can still have peace of mind. Have you experienced this peace?
Jesus Christ has truly showed us what genuine love is. Although Himself God, He humbled Himself and came here as a man. He was a servant and a fellow human. He was called the friend of sinners and customs officials. He went about doing good. He cared about every suffering person. He was tried in everything like ourselves, but without sin (Hebrews 4:15-16). Therefore, He is able to save all who come unto Him with their sin (Matthew 1:21 and I John 1:9). He did not try to obtain money or power. What a contrast to the men of power in Brussels, who shape this constellation of power, which favours the rich, the great and the successful.
The Catholic Church Will Use Force!If the Roman Catholic Church indeed has confined itself to letting everybody decide what to believe, think and mean, this would not be so serious. But - the problem is that this Church uses all means, especially the control of state power where possible, to further its ends. The Church itself confirms that it will use power if people will not willingly submit. This is what makes this a serious matter. We are not trying to attack any individual Catholic, their person or the obvious right for every Catholic to think and believe whatever they want. They are free individuals, and like everybody else have the right to choose their own religion and beliefs. We believe there are many sincere persons among the Catholics, people who follow the light they have. Nevertheless, we hope that they will become aware of the true nature of Catholicism, and reject this false system and instead follow the example of Christ. We really hope that they will build their lives completely on a Biblical ground and finally be saved into the Kingdom of God.Our intention with this pamphlet is not to focus on persons, but to point out the destructive and intolerant principles that are inherent in the system - and what the consequences of these will be for Europe. We love the people; Catholics, apostate Protestants, or whatever they may be, but we can see that the Catholic system, apostate Protestantism, the EU and the global elite represent vastly different values, faith and teachings than those of Jesus. Jesus says, "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you" (John 14:27). Peace can never be achieved through a vast set of rules and laws. We want every individual to see, that we have to return to Jesus, His principles, His law and His guidelines to achieve peace, righteousness and a rosy future. This is no hate propaganda, but love for our fellow men. Our love for our fellow men involves, among other things, that we tell the truth: The rulers of the world are leading us astray, to the abyss. Our rosy future is dependent on, that we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour and pray for might to follow Him and to obey His commandments. In the Catholic magazine "The Daily Telegraph", September 4, 2000, a very interesting article was to be found. It was a letter from Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger to all the Bishops´conferences worldwide. The heading was as follows: "Ours is the mother of churches, says Vatican". The article quotes cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI: He said: "It must be always clear that the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic universal church is not the sister, but the mother of all the churces." So the Catholic Church says it herself that she is the mother of churches. This is nearly a echo of what we read in the Bible, that the "whore" is the mother of harlots. (Rev. 17: 5). The Catholic Church mean that the other church denominations and Christian bodies are apostate, and should return to the Mother Church. This is what they are trying to achieve through ecumenical talks/dialogues. Those resisting this power, will soon experience the wrath of persecution. The children of God, however, will finish their task, trusting in His protection and closeness. They will do and proclaim what is right, because it is right, leaving the consequences with God.
We Agree With the Reformers
We agree with the Reformers, who portrayed the Roman Catholic Church as the great anti-Christian power - the whore - that makes all nations drink of her wine (Revelation chapter 17). The whore is fornicating religiously/spiritually with the fallen Protestant churches. It is co-operating in its fornication with the fallen Protestant churches. It is seeking to establish a common creed through church alliances and ecumenical councils - a common creed that is based on Catholic traditions and not on a Biblical foundation. There has been a change. However, the change is not in the papacy. Catholicism indeed resembles much of the current Protestantism, because Protestantism has so greatly degenerated since the days of the Reformers.
In addition, it seem that the papacy is co-operating, openly or under cover, with everybody that can be of help in its quest for European unity and world dominion. This cooperation includes political parties, secret organisations, church alliances, etc. Unfortunately, all too few are aware of the strategy of the papacy - too late, they will discover that they have been tricked by the deceptive delusions of the great whore. The Bible says: "for thy (the whore's) merchants were the men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived" (Revelation 18:23).
Independent Nations Destroyed?It should be obvious that we here are dealing with a deceptive power that intends to wipe out Protestantism and all independent nations/states. Before those in the militia of the Catholic Church, the Jesuits, start their special work for the Catholic Church, they give an oath to the pope and their Church. Here you have part of this oath: "I do further declare that I will help, assist, and advice all or any of His Holiness' agents, in any place wherever I shall be, in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland or America, or in any other kingdom or territory I shall come to, and to do my outmost to extirpate the heretical Protestants or Liberal doctrines, and to destroy all their pretended powers, regal or otherwise" (Romanism vs. Americanism, T. W. Callaway, pgs. 58-61. A similar oath we also find in the Congressional Record, USA, February 15, 1913, pgs. 3215-6. Also in The Engineer Corps of Hell, by Edwin A. Sherman, p. 118, from 1883, Library of Congress Catalog Card # 66-43354).Later on in this oath, it very clearly says that they can use all means in order to reach their goal. Here we have a glimpse of the papacy's plans for the independent countries: The extirpation of Protestantism and destruction of all free nations. Is this happening today? Do you want the plans of the papacy fulfilled in your lifetime, in your country? It is, in this connection, interesting to note that Hitler was a Catholic, and the many of his SS staff were also Catholics. Some were also Jesuits, like Himmler and Goebbels. Hitler failed to incorporate many of sovereign European countries under his leadership. Now, new efforts are being made to unite the states of Europe under the ruling principles of Rome. On May 1, 1776, Adam Weishaupt proposed a plan on how the elite (Illuminati) should gather the nations and the individuals under the leadership of the world leaders. Following are the 7 points of his proposed plan:
1. The abolition of all ordered governments
2. The abolition of private property
3. The abolition of all inheritance
4. The abolition of patriotism
5. The abolition of all religion
6. The abolition of the family
7. The creation of a New World Order These 7 points were the foundation of the French Revolution, which later formed much of the basis for the Russian Revolution, as inspired by Karl Marx. During the French Revolution, they dissolved the legally elected legislative assembly. The elite (the Illuminati = the Enlightened Ones) created their own legislative assembly. They burned Bibles in the street, introduced a ten-day week, and praised the goddess of freedom and immorality. Lawlessness flourished, Christians were killed publicly in the most cruel ways. 3 ½ years later, the seven-day week was restored, Christians were allowed to keep their Bibles, and conditions in society were normalised. All this was foreseen in the last book of the Bible, Revelation, chapter 11. It is interesting to note that Adam Weishaupt was a Catholic by faith. He was not only a Catholic, but also a Jesuit. As a Jesuit, he was teaching as a professor at the University of Ingolstadt, Germany. The question we ought to ask ourselves today is, Do we see the 7 points of Adam Weishaupt being practised today? Is not this the trend we are seeing through the EU and the establishment of international laws? This is a long-term plan. Those who rule the world, are in the process of eliminating the power of self-government from the independent nations and removing the rights of the individual. Every system and each person has to submit to the international laws, whether in politics, economics, religion or the military. The Word of God warns us strongly against entering into political and religious connections with the papacy ("the whore"), when it says: "Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" (Rev. 18:4). This is also our invitation to each government and people, even if you now are a part of this Catholic European Union: Say no to a union with the papacy. The Word of God also confirms that this great anti-Christian power, in co-operation with the former bastion of Protestantism, the USA, will take the lead in the introduction of the "mark of the beast" (Revelation 13:11-18). There is every indication that the opening of this really is under way - church and state will unite in enforcing religious decrees and legislation against Biblical principles of liberty and the Word of God.
Notice carefully, that the current pope, Benedict XVI, at a mass he celebrated on April 17, 2005, shortly before being elected pontiff, warned of dangers weakening the faith, the first one on his list being "the sects" ("The Seattle Times", April 19, 2005). All the men and women of the faith working outside the organised main church and who are not loyal to the papacy, are considered "sects". This is confirmed by the document Charta Oecumenica, a joint declaration by the Catholic Church and Protestant denominations in Europe (Point 4, § II). "David Hallam, MEP (Member of the European Parliament), has confirmed that a European resolution on sects and cults permits the European police force (Europol) to carry out surveillance on such groups' activities. He adds, `In Europe, this could include Christians" (The Principality and Power of Europe, page 105, by Adrian Hilton. In the EU the war on terror continues. In Britain, Tony Blair says that those promoting hatred against religious groups, are going to experience the punishment of the law (the Religious Hatred Bill). This law will include "instances where people stir up hatred of others on the basis of their religious belief" (www.bbcnews.com , May 18, 2005). So now it will be fraught with danger saying anything unfavourable about the beliefs of other groups. Reactions from anyone believing themselves a victim of such hatred, may cause you to be arrested and sentenced to seven years in goal. We can see the freedom of expression and liberty of the press being dismantled. Freedom is being jeopardised! Government is starting to legislate concerning religion. This is a Catholic pattern. The Bible calls this "the image to the beast" _ a symbol of the Catholic Church, whereby the state and the church join forces. They will use the state to enforce religious laws, and the freedom of conscience will, thereby, be gradually abolished. We will see more of this in future. This development is now in progress in the USA, Great Britain and soon in the rest of the world. The Bible commands us to proclaim: "Come out of her (Catholicism and apostate Protestantism), my people" (Revelation 18:4). This message, despite severe hardships, will be proclaimed with even greater power in the period immediately prior to the Second Coming. No law, however, is going to stop this movement, which will present the Bible's message for our time. That message can be reviewed in Revelation 14:6-12 and 18:4. Read more about it at our web site, www.endtime.net .
Long ago, "the sects" were called "heretics". Just like the soldiers of the papacy tracked down other Christians (the sects/heretics) in the Middle Ages, killing and torturing them mercilessly, we shall soon experience the tracking down, gaoling and torturing, by the instruments of the Catholic Church, their secret organisations, not least the Jesuits, of dissidents refusing to be loyal to the manifold set of laws of the power elite. This will especially be so in religious matters. The future will reveal any role for Europol in this, but the EU's motto is that all should speak with one voice. This should, reasonably, include the police force in the EU. Europol is considered the kernel of the co-operation of the European police forces . Europol is involved with EU policies on security, and it does say in the new EU Constitution, Article I-16, that: "Member States shall actively and unreservedly support the Union's common foreign and security policy in a spirit of loyalty and mutual solidarity and shall comply with the Union's action in this area. They shall refrain from action contrary to the Union's interests or likely to impair its effectiveness."
Europol is the European police force, its headquarters in den Haag (The Hague), the Netherlands. The chief of Europol is Max-Peter Ratzel from Germany. He used to serve with the German Air Force, among other things. Europol is to co-ordinate the police work of the EU countries. Europol collects data on individuals. There is a large database/surveillance centre in Wien (Vienna), Austria, so the people in the EU are being searched out. With the help of ID cards, now being gradually introduced everywhere, the searching out and control will be even more improved. Europol can strike at any moment against its victims.
Europol is the big brother of the police forces in the EU nations, and it seems that their set of rules will work thus: If the police in a EU country, or in one of the Schengen group of nations, are told to arrest a certain EU citizen, they will simply have to obey orders. Many are worried about the co-ordination and influence of Europol - through the EU and Europol set of rules - over the rest of the police forces in the EU nations, and many fear that Europol will function as a controlling authority, like the EU governing the member nations through its set of rules. That is why much indicates history will be repeated in this field, too. Now they are framing laws in the EU saying, that when an EU citizen or the police of one country, for instance Austria, charges a citizen of another EU country, such as Sweden, with a crime, the police in Sweden is obliged to arrest the person in question, even if the charge/case would not involve sentencing according to Swedish judicial practise. This is supra-national ruling, and paints a true picture of EU "democracy".
Now murderers, terrorists and other criminals are being tracked down. Soon, however, the hunt will also include those termed by the power elite "fundamentalists", "sects" and "religious dissenters".
The last book in the Bible confirms that the papacy and its supporters have been and will be the great deceptive force of power in the end time. Certainly, the signs of the times indicate that we are living in that period (Revelation, chapters 13 and 17).
The Inquisition Being Re-Introduced
You should know that Pope Benedict XVI was a member of Hitler's youth corps (the Hitler-jugend and that he had the position of leader of the Congregation of the Faith, better known throughout history as the Inquisition (Norwegian daily the Dagen, April 21, 2005). So we should not be surprised, if the Catholic Inquisition is reintroduced in Europe and the rest of the world, as a method of punishment against - not only terrorists - but also against "teachers of error".
"She (Rome) is piling up her lofty and massive structures in the secret recesses of which her former persecutions will be repeated. Stealthily and unsuspectedly she is strengthening her forces to further her own ends when the time shall come for her to strike. All that she desires is vantage ground, and this is already being given her. We shall soon see and shall feel what the purpose of the Roman element is. Whoever shall believe and obey the word of God will thereby incur reproach and persecution" (The Great Controversy, by E. G. White, p. 581).
There are, of course, many reasons for psychological suffering. Today, there are several instances of individuals refusing to be subject to the artificial society of the power elite getting into trouble and ending up in mental institutions. Some are admitted by force. There they live almost like prisoners in gaol. There, they are treated by psychologists, who cross-examine them with all kinds of questions. The patient is required to relate the story of their life, it is like a modern day confessional. Part of the treatment is forced medication or doping with pills, resulting in the patients barely knowing where they are. Some are bound with straps, others are given electrical shocks. Maybe this is reminiscent of the Inquisition. However, the Inquisition's ways of punishing were - and will be - even worse.
The Sword of the Vatican in EuropePlease notice that the Catholic Church again has a German pope. Germany has been an important force to piece together today's Catholic European Union, with Europol a vital cog to direct the police in Europe. This brings to mind the pope's words to Germany's Kaiser Wilhelm II, on his visit to the Vatican in 1922. Following their meeting, the Kaiser described how the pope viewed Germany's role: "It was interesting to me that the Pope said to me on this occasion that Germany must become the sword of the Catholic Church" (The Kaiser's Memoirs, p. 21, by Wilhelm II, Harper & Bros., 1922). We have already seen that Hitler was a catholic and a friend of the Catholic Church. He failed to put under himself the independent nations in Europe. Now the Catholic forces, through the EU, have managed this, without raising a sword, but via agreements, European and international treaties and laws, not least of which the EU Constitution, according to which the laws of the EU will have precedence over those of member countries. Through the EU Constitution, they will have complete power over the nations, which have joined the EU (see below).
A Reconciliatory NoteFollowing the Second Vatican Council in 1962-65, the Church of Rome has struck up a reconciliatory note _ it has put on another robe. It now calls Protestants "separated brethren"; we do not hear much about the heretics of the time of the Reformation. There is a proverb that says: "Rome, when in the minority, is as kind as a lamb. When in equality, it as smart as a fox. When in the majority, it is as fierce as a tiger." Because of this, we need to consult older sources to gain a knowledge of the strategy of that church. The papacy has confirmed that its principles are permanent and its intentions after gaining control over the power of the state. As we today face a union, which is ever increasingly being based on Catholic principles of government, we will be wise to keep these facts in mind.Now that the Catholic Church is beginning to regain some of its power in Europe, as well as globally, it is starting to tighten the noose. It no longer presents a reconciliatory front to those unwilling to go along with its ecumenical strategy. "Separated brethren" once more are termed "heretics" and "sects", whereas its conciliatory stance is presented to those agreeing with it and dialoguing with it. The Catholic Church paints itself as the only true church. We can notice this clear tendency through pronouncements in the official document Dominus Jesus, published by the Vatican, August 6, 2000. In this document it says, among other things, that "the Church of Christ exist fully only in the Catholic Church". Further they says that this church has "the pillar and mainstay of the truth". We know from the Bible that this is not true, because the Catholic Church has introduced many unbiblical traditions, they have changed the Ten Commandments in their Catechism, etc.Furtheremore, the Bible states that Christ is the Shepherd (John 10: 14), and "If ye be Christ´s, then are ye Abraham´s seed, and heirs according to the promise." (Gal. 3: 29).
Many Sincere Persons
We appreciate those who dare to take a stand against Rome. We believe that we cannot stop these powers, but we will do our utmost to inform others of the real issue, giving each individual an opportunity to make the right choice. The world elite is about to rob us of our civil and religious freedom. The near future will prove that this is already underway! We do not doubt that there are many honest and upright people in the secret societies, in the U.N., in the African Union, in the EU, in the European Movement, in the trade unions, in the Catholic Church and in the apostate Protestant denominations. Many do certainly believe that they are involved in a work that will promote peace on Earth and safety, but they are deceived. Force and legislation cannot secure peace. We will not see what it is all about, until they practically incorporate the international legislation, executing the most extreme laws.
The EU Is a Miniature Model of the New World Order
Today we can clearly see the nations being gathered under the umbrella of European and global governance. They are meant to stand shoulder to shoulder via a supra-national and an international set of laws, created by the rulers of the world. Here, it is worth noting that the Bible says the powers of the world will unite in the end of time. Indeed, it is written that their union will be so close that they will be of one mind. In this game, the Catholic Church, described as "the whore", is the seducing force. Other nations buy various types and amounts of merchandise from her. Ship owners get rich because of this trade. It (the whore) serves the powers of Earth its intoxicating wine, thus led astray by her sorceries (the 17th and 18th chapters of Revelation).
The EU constitutes the papal rostrum in Europe. The men of the papacy are those behind this model. Should Norway, too, be lead astray through the sorceries of the whore? Would you like to be? Since the papacy wants loyal subjects the world over, the EU is a miniature model of the New World Order. This is a supra-national system for dominance, and we can see the USA and the U.N. also assisting the papacy in putting the global model of governance in place.Chaos Being Wrought
For a long time, we have witnessed the tactic being used in Europe: The independent nations should conform to a European, global and international structure of dominance. To insure this, the rulers of the world have for a long period, through international laws and agreements, been tearing down the old order, where the nations were independent. They are substituting the old order with a new order, a new European Order, a New World Order, a Global Order, where the nations should not be governed by national laws, but through international laws, drawn up by the rulers of the planet.
The Illuminati (= the Enlightened Ones/the rulers of the world) have for many years had this motto: "Ordo ab Chao" - which means, "Order Out of Chaos". We can see, what is being done to achieve this. Chaos is wrought, and from this chaos they intend to create this new European and global order. All this is happening behind the smokescreen called "peace". All individual nations that refuse to be obedient subjects, are to be punished. However, you do not make peace by force, domination and a number of laws. These ingredients simply repress, bind and turn people into slaves to the manifold sets of regulations of the rulers. That is why we shall experience wars and misery as long as some strive to rule over others. That is what the EU and the U.N. are doing! That was the way the Catholic Church held rule in the Middle Ages. This method of rule or ruin will be apparent in the end of time. That process has already started. Religious persecution and repression exist in several countries. We will be witnessing more and more use of power, persecution and the shedding of blood of the worst kind in the near future. The Bible pinpoints the whore = the "Mother Church" = the Catholic Church as responsible for the blood baths (Rev. 17:5 + 18:24).
Several heads of governments and leaders of industry in Europe and the rest of the world are members of the Bilderberger Group, a secret organisation endeavouring to unite Europe. Joseph H. Retinger, a Catholic, travelled to national leaders in Europe and the United States, putting together the pieces of this secret organisation. The Bilderberger Group was formed at an hotel in the Netherlands in 1954. The group was named after the hotel. Because the Bilderberger Group is working to bind the European countries together, we will remind the reader of some of the text of the oath of the Jesuits, which a person joining that order must give, before embarking upon their work for the Catholic Church - they will do all in their might to smash Protestantism and the independent nations. (Read more about it at our website, www.endtime.net)
Many consider the Bilderberger Group as the driving force behind the globalisation, the disintegration of the national state, the elimination of borders and the final creation of a New World Order. The Bilderbergers gather once or twice a year. After the meetings, the leaders of political parties return home to enact the strategy of the Bilderbergers nationally. Once you know who the participants are, you will see through their arguments more easily - they may speak of solidarity, majority decisions, European unity, a common defence, international laws and decisions, the necessity of joint efforts to save our planet (having wrecked it first), etc.
When the Bilderbergers meet, their talks are kept secret, and no or very little specific information is presented in the press. Why do the media let us down, by hiding the truth about the Bilderbergers' plans and secret meetings? Is this the reason: Should the public know their plans for dominion, it would spell trouble. Now the lid is put on their plans, until such time they have incapacitated us through their supra-national, massive international set of regulations. We had also better notice, that all the meetings of the EU Council of Ministers are conducted behind closed doors, and that there is no public protocol kept to determine what the representatives of the various member nations have said. All votes in the Council of Ministers are secret, just to mention a little of the prevailing secrecy.
The EU to Speak With One Voice
We are witnessing an increased number of decisions being moved from the national level to the EU level, and the EU increasingly depriving member states the possibility of speaking with an independent voice. The EU's motto is: Europe - Many Tongues, One Voice. They are to speak with one voice, both in the economic, political, religious and the military sphere. EU decision-making organs have a number of members. Now, all these persons are to be influenced and re-educated, so that they will speak with one voice. Where do you find independence and the liberty of expression in this connection?Freedom is worth more than riches, posh houses, automobiles and titles. Freedom and peace are not achieved by foisting a massive set of laws - created by the elite - on people, to govern individuals regarding the finer details of life. Governing authorities suppressing the liberty of conscience do not achieve freedom and peace. When the organs of governance are supposed to speak with one voice, the individual will soon be silenced, and a set of laws - established by the international, European and global masters - will swiftly regulate one's conscience.
The EU Constitution
In Article I-6 of the EU Constitution it says: "The Constitution and law adopted by the institutions of the Union in exercising competences conferred on it shall have primacy over the law of the Member States." Did you notice what you just read? EU laws are to supersede member states' laws. In other words, if the laws of member states say one thing, and the EU laws another thing, we must obey the EU laws. National laws must give way for the EU chief guardianship. From the proposed EU Constitution it can be seen that there are many items to be held in common among member states. Here is a list: Constitution, common legislating organs, common organs for executive authorities, a common supreme court, a common flag, a common national anthem, a common citizenship, a common coinage, a common fiscal policy, a common central bank, a common economic policy, a common policy on customs, a common policy on fisheries, a common foreign and security policy and a common outer border. In the proposition for the new EU Constitution it says in Article I-33, that: "A European law shall be a legislative act of general application. It shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States." It is also worth noting, that when the EU Constitution was provisionally ratified, it was done in the Brussels premises where there is a statue of the pope making the papal sign, stretching out his hand and in a way blessing the EU-Constitution. He is wearing his triple crown, signifying (they believe) that he is the ruler of the Earth, the regions under the ground and above the planet.
The EU Army
In this connection, it is also interesting to note, that just as Catholics, who have top positions in this system, run the European Union, so do these leaders control the EU army. The EU is the papal rostrum, and the EU army is at the papacy's steps Just like Libya and Ethiopia in the old days were at Babylon's steps, it looks as if the armed forces (the EU army, the U.N. and such like) will be at the papacy's steps in the end of time (Daniel 11:43). disarmed. The fighting forces of individual nations are being reduced, and are transferring much of their weaponry to international entities, such as the EU, the U.N. and the African Union. The armed forces are being put under their control and command. The EU, NATO and the EU army are today in the process of establishing a Catholic-influenced international military control. It is also stated in the new EU Constitution, in Article I-16, that the Union is to work towards an ever increasingly common defence policy and a common defence. Here you have the text of the article I-16: "1. The Union's competence in matters of common foreign and security policy shall cover all areas of foreign policy and all questions relating to the Union's security, including the progressive framing of a common defence policy that might lead to a common defence. 2. Member States shall actively and unreservedly support the Union's common foreign and security policy in a spirit of loyalty and mutual solidarity and shall comply with the Union's action in this area. They shall refrain from action contrary to the Union's interests or likely to impair its effectiveness." Therefore should each land in Europe decide, whether their armed forces (soldiers, skills and weaponry) are to be included in the EU army. The EU army is one of the means, which the Catholics are employing to regain power in Europe.
Under a Different Sway! Where Are the Media?
Since the EU Constitution states that EU legislation is to be given preference over member states' laws, it is quite obvious that the individual EU nations are being put under the sway of the European Union. Would not that rob the member nations of their independence? We ask: Will anyone in a position of responsibility stand up and warn against the gradual EU occupation of its member states? Where are the media in this connection?
The Next Change - a Simple Majority?
One may also ask: What will the next step be? What will the next change of the EU be? To decide issues by a simple majority, i.e. 50% of the vote? That will certainly hand the Catholics the greater striking power, for they are already in a clear majority. Indeed, from its inception, we recognise that the Catholics have many leading positions and are in the majority in the EU, and therefore have the positions of decision making within the Union.
Major Losses Through EU Membership
Being a member of the EU is costly. The membership of the EU costs Great Britain more than 2,300,000,000 (2300 milliard) Norwegian crowns in direct losses annually. This corresponds to eight years' economic growth, the British business journal The Business writes (Norwegian daily newspaper "Aftenposten", May 29, 2005).
Unification of All
We have seen the development in the European Union. They will first link Europe together in the economical domain. The next step is to tie Europe together politically, with common politics and laws. The last step, which is likely the most important one for the Catholic system, is to bind Europe together religiously, with common doctrines. Are you surprised that the formerly independent nations, now linked to the European Union, must gradually give up their sovereignty and come under Catholic government authority? The countries that are linked to the United Nations must also give up their sovereignty by following the international laws of this world power. The same will happen to the countries of Africa, which join the African Union. This is how the countries of the world are being linked together. The Bible's end-time prophecies tell us that the world powers will unite just before Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, comes again. It is written: "And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty" (Revelation 16:13-14). Are we not seeing the gradual fulfilment of this gathering today, in the economical, political, religious and military sectors?
Will Not Respect the Law of God
The leaders of the EU draw up 10,000s of laws, without respecting God's law, such as we read it in Exodus, Chapter 20, verses 3-17. Nor does the Catholic Church, including the black Pope, Jesuit chief Peter Hans Kolvenbach, and the white Pope, Benedict XVI, respect God's Ten-Commandment Law. They will rather obey the commands in their own Catechism, which contains a forgery of God's ten-commandment law. Compare them yourself, and you will be astounded!
THE LAW OF GOD
THE LAW OF GOD
1.Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
1.I am the Lord thy God, Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
2.Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
2.Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
3.Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
3.Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.
4.Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour and do all thy work: but the Seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou nor thy dauther, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day. Wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
4.Honour thy father and thy mother.
5.Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
5.Thou shalt not kill.
6.Thou shalt not kill.
6.Thou shalt not commit adultery.
7.Thou shalt not commit adultery.
7.Thou shalt not steal.
8.Thou shalt not steal.
8.Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
9.Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
9.Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife.
10.Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.
10.Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods.
In the commands of the Catechism they have removed the second commandment, and almost the entire text of the fourth, and split the tenth commandment in two. This may be history's greatest forgery committed by the Catholic Church, and, regrettably, the vast majority of Protestant denominations have accepted this forgery. What a swindle! What a seduction!In God's ten-commandment law we are told to worship the Creator, Who made heaven and earth in six days and rested on the seventh day. The seventh day is called "the Sabbath". The Bible says, that: "God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it" (Genesis 2:1-3). The EU and its leaders will rather adhere to the man-made rest day. The first law stipulating Sunday rest was established in 321 AD by Emperor Constantine. This law stipulated that "the day of the Sun", Sunday, should be the rest day. At that time, there were people (heathens) who worshipped the Sun on its day = the Sunday, whereas others (Christians) began worshipping on the day of Jesus's resurrection, Sunday, the first day of the week. Through this compromise solution, Constantine paved the way for amalgamating these two groups. Scripture's first day of the week is the day, on which Jesus was resurrected from the grave, our Sunday. Scripture's seventh day (i.e. when Jesus rested in His tomb) is the last day of the week, and, hence, the day before the first day of the week. The Bible calls the seventh day the Sabbath (Luke 23:54-56; 24:1-3). Jesus kept this day as rest day (Luke 4:16). Jesus said He had come to fulfil the law through His life, and not to cancel or destroy it. Jesus said, moreover, that we are not to remove one jot or one tittle from the law (Matthew 5:17-19). The Catholic Church not only has removed one jot or one tittle from God's Ten-Commandment Law in its Catechism, but about 700 letters and characters. Does this make you react? Compare the two sets of laws yourself!
Most people today believe, that Sunday is the Biblical day of rest. However, they have been led astray. In his encyclical Dies Domini (The Lord´s Day), published in 1989 by Pope John Paul II, the Pope himself admits that the Sabbath, the seventh day of the week in the Bible, is the Scriptural day of rest. But then he gives you the impression, that Jesus liberated the day, showing how it was to be used, and then he draws this conclusion: "This is why Christians, called as they are to proclaim the liberation won by the blood of Christ, felt that they had the authority to transfer the meaning of the Sabbath to the day of the Resurrection." (Point 63). Can you see the weaknesses of his reasoning? The Pope defends the transfer of the Sabbath to the Sunday, and the fact that the Christians felt they had the right to make this change. In his document he also admits that Sunday, as a rest day, is a tradition. This question arises: Are we to make our decisions and determine our faith based on emotions and traditions? The Pope, therefore, is of the opinion, that they had the right to change the day of rest from the Sabbath to the Sunday. Indeed, they consider Sunday the mark of their authority. However, Scripture states: "The sabbath was made for man Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath" (Mark 2:27-28). In other words, the day of rest was made for mankind, for all of us, irrespective of race and nationality. If anyone were to change the day of rest, it would, therefore, have to be Jesus. He never has. "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever" (Hebrews 13:8).
Signs of the times indicate, that we are living in the end times. According to Scripture, in the end times we will be faced by a test. It will show, whom we will worship. Will we worship the Creator, Jesus, Who established the Sabbath, Scripture's seventh day of the week as the day of rest/worship, or will we worship and be loyal to men and their commandments, which stipulate Sunday, the resurrection day of Christ, as our day for worship? This test will soon take place, because the prophecies of the Bible will be realised, whether we want it or not (Revelation 13:15-17).
In the EU, they are looking for common points to agree upon in the Union, and Sunday as a day of rest is something, upon which Catholics and the great proportion of Protestants can agree. The EU was launched as an economic alliance. Then it progressed to a political and military alliance. What do you think will be the next step? Do you think they will look for common ground in the religious sphere, too? Jacques Delors, a Catholic and leader of the EU, who has served the longest in a position as head in the EU, stated during his tenure as chairman of the EU, that they were working towards "one soul, one opinion and one spirituality in the European institutions"(Norwegian daily the Dagen, September 29, 1992). The motto of the EU is: "Many Tongues, One Voice". From this motto we can see, that the EU will speak with one voice even in the religious area. We soon will see that this Catholic European Union by law will uplift the papacy's false day of rest, and then the member states must do the same. (Rev. 13. 16).
It makes you sad to realise, that almost nobody any longer protests against the papacy's wily abuses of power. The Protestants have approached Rome, they have conceded to the papacy's unbiblical commands and false day of rest. Unfortunately, they have turned into apostate Protestants. The exhortation is: "Come out of her (the whore = the Catholic Church), my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues" (Revelation 18:4).
The law of God and His day of rest will be the great point of controversy in the future, because it is in the Sabbath commandment that God shows Himself as the Creator. The Catholic Church and the rulers of this world, however, want to be authorities, and us to obey their commandments. When the commandments of the rulers of this world clash with God's commandments, then we must echo the sentiment of Peter and the Apostles: "We ought to obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29).
An Appeal to the Reader:
Dear reader, do not despair! Even if it seems like the world is facing dark times, be of good cheer, for there is hope. What we have just brought to view - the fact that the papacy will regain power in Europe and the world at large, and that most people will be led astray by its sorceries - has been foretold in the Bible as something that will happen just prior to Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, returning and ending the drama. We are hurtling towards the climax of history, and every person will be put to the test: Whose authority will they obey? That of God, the Creator - Who has given us life, freedom and the truth - or that of the Catholic Church (the whore) and its harlot daughters? Our prayer is, that you will choose life, life eternal, which we receive by faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ (John 3:16).
Moreover, Scripture declares that 10 kings will rule in the end of time, and that these world rulers will be of one mind. It is written: "And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful" (Revelation 17:12-14). Here, we get a glimpse of the power elite's strategy. Today, the world is zoned into ten regions. According to Scripture, the 10 rulers of the world will, in the last phase of the end-time, be of one and the same mind - and they will, for a short period of time, rule together with the beast/the papacy. This shows, how concentrated and planned their strategy for ruling the world is. The Bible, however, says that these powers battle against the Lamb, Christ, and those on Christ's side. Here, then, is the final war in a nutshell. All destructive forces will join themselves together - to do what? What are we waiting for? Well, just like they have introduced common, standardised rules in the area of politics, they will also introduce common, religious, standardised rules. In the upcoming struggle, the commandments of God will be in the spotlight. The rulers of this planet will not be obedient to God's law. They want us to adhere to the commandments in the Catechism, keeping Sunday as the day of rest. But as we saw earlier, God introduced the Sabbath, the Biblical, seventh day of the week, as the day of rest, already at creation. The issue of the day of rest will, therefore, be brought into focus in the near future. Even now we should decide to stand on Jesus's side, for we did read that the rulers of the world do battle against Christ and His followers. Which side will you choose, dear friend? Are you going to worship the beast and accept its mark, or will you worship the Creator and sanctify His day of rest?
Jesus says, "If ye love me, keep my commandments" (John 14:15). To whom will you give you voice and your heart? Those who commit themselves utterly to Jesus, will put on themselves God's complete armour. They will use the Word of God as their weapon, and be filled with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 6:11-17). They will have the patience of the saints. They will keep the law of God, and have the faith of Jesus (Revelation 14:12). We are right to obey the authorities of the land, but when their laws clash with the law of God, then we will speak like Peter and the Apostles did: "We ought to obey God rather than men" (Acts 5:29).
The Bible predicted the rise and fall of the world empires long before their advent. We find one of these predictions in Daniel, chapter 2. A statue, whose head was of gold, its chest of silver, its thighs of bronze, its legs of iron and its feet partly of iron, partly of clay, tells us of the rise and falls of these nations. Babylon was the dominant nation then. It was the kingdom represented by gold. After that Medo-Persia (silver) would hold sway, then Greece (bronze), Rome (iron) and a divided Europe (partly of iron and clay). The nations would attempt to unite through regular, political and religious marriages, but just like many marriages today crash, the Bible says that those nations uniting (in the end of the world), will not adhere to each other in the long run, exactly like clay will not mix with iron. This is worth pondering, as we today are witnessing the efforts to unite the European nations. The feet of the statue, then, were partly of iron, partly or clay. The Bible terms this clay partly miry clay, partly ordinary potter's clay. The miry clay represents today's ecumenical and political alliances, which are not built on the Word of God. A potter, though, uses pure clay, when shaping it according to his chosen pattern. The same can be said about you and us. To be pure clay, we must put all our sins on Jesus Christ, so that He can pardon them. The promise is this: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (I John 1:9). That makes us, symbolically, pure clay. After that, we can pray for power - through the Holy Spirit - to live/be shaped according to God's will. Thus, we shall become vessels fit for His glory (I John 2:29).
So even if it looks like the rulers of the world will gain full control on this planet, God is in control. He will intervene in due time. May we only be steadfast, having a firm faith in Christ, until He comes to gather His own (I Thessalonians 4:15-17).
Yours very sincerely, Bente and Abel Struksnæs
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