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"The End is coming... for Christianity."

This is true for the Catholic Church and other state religions because this is what the Bible foretells and so many of its other prophecies have come true. Revelation says that the world's rulers will turn on organised religion and devour it "and the smoke from it will rise for ever and ever". This implies that it will never come back. The world is entering a very unstable period but it will not mean the end of life on earth. Isaiah passes on God's promise what will happen to the world's principal Chrisitan religion:

"Come down and sit in the dust, O daughter of Babylon. Sit down on the earth where there is no throne... For you will not experience again that people call you delicate and dainty... Uncover your veil. Strip off the flowering skirt. Uncover the leg. Cross over the rivers. You ought to uncover your nakedness. Vengeance is what I shall take, and I shall not meet any man kindly. Sit down silently and come into the darkness... for you will not experience again that people call you Mistress of Kingdoms... And you kept saying: 'To time indefinite I shall prove to be mistress, forever.'... And now hear this, you pleasure-given woman, the one sitting in security, the one saying in her heart: 'I am, and there is nobody else. I shall not sit as a widow'... But to you these two things will come suddenly, in one day: loss of children and widowhood. In their complete measure they must come upon you, for the abundance of your sorceries, for the full might of your spells - exceedingly. And you kept trusting in your badness. You have said: 'There is no one seeing me'. Your wisdom and your knowledge - this is what has led you away; and you kept saying in your heart: 'I am, and there is nobody else'. And upon you calamity must come... And upon you there will suddenly come a ruin that you are not accustomed to know... You have grown weary with the multitude of your counsellors. Let them stand up, now, and save you, the worshippers of the heavens... They will actually wander, each one to his region. There will be no one to save you." (Isaiah 47)

The key passage in the above is: "for you will not experience again that people call you Mistress of Kingdoms...". Since 1763 the august Almanach de Gotha has been the ultimate authority on the royal houses of Europe. Listed under 'Reigning Sovereign Houses' is the Holy See. Therein is stated:

"The incumbent of the Holy See is considered by Christian sovereign families as the 'Father of the Family of Kings', [and] his Holiness represents the OLDEST MONARCHY on earth"

The triple sovereignty of the Pope, Holy See and Vatican City, is distinct in fact and in law. Internationally, he is not subject to any authority on earth. His Cardinals are considered to be Princes of the Church and peers of the sons of reigning monarchs.

Each diocese is considered to be a royal fiefdom. The word 'diocese' originally signified an administrative unit devised by the Emperor Diocletian, a tyrant noted for his persecution of Christians.

The book of Revalation explains the Isaiah's communication in even more vivid terms. The political wild beast will turn on her. In fact, God will put it into the hearts of politicians to carry out his will:

"The waters that you saw, where the harlot is sitting, mean peoples and crowds and tongues. And the ten horns that you saw and the wild beast, these will hate the harlot and will make her devastated and naked and will eat up her fleshy parts and will completely burn her with fire.

For God put it into their hearts to carry out his thought, even to carry out their one thought by giving their kingdom to the wild beast, until the words of God will have been accomplished. And the woman that you saw means the great city that has a kingdom over the kings of the earth." (Revelation 17: 15-18)

The political wild beast's "one thought" is simply to desire moe power. James.



Knowledge is a process of piling up facts;
wisdom lies in their simplification.

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Christians & the "End of Days" 536 SunSword 04-Apr-05 20:28
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 254 Paoputzu 04-Apr-05 23:36
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 249 Kboldt 05-Apr-05 17:18
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 274 Paoputzu 07-Apr-05 12:14
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 191 Jaimi2 05-Apr-05 16:30
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 204 whytebyrd 05-Apr-05 17:41
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 264 Kboldt 05-Apr-05 18:12
I would like to add... 272 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 14:24
And I would like to add... 246 Lee McGiffen 06-Apr-05 16:00
Re: And I would like to add... 250 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:06
Re: And I would like to add... 216 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:18
Re: And I would like to add... 262 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:47
Re: And I would like to add... 183 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:54
Re: And I would like to add... 258 SunSword 06-Apr-05 19:46
Re: And I would like to add... 185 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 19:55
Re: And I would like to add... 226 Cesar 06-Apr-05 22:44
more of a deistic take on things 201 JimLewandowski 07-Apr-05 15:22
Re: And I would like to add... 304 Briffits 09-Apr-05 10:26
Re: And I would like to add... 223 Lee McGiffen 12-Apr-05 11:45
Re: And I would like to add... 222 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 13:10
you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 184 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 16:43
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 244 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 17:00
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 191 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 19:00
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 243 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 19:56
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 200 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 20:13
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 200 Cesar 12-Apr-05 20:40
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 246 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 20:44
I've always felt the phrase "all men are created equal" 196 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 23:07
Re: I've always felt the phrase "all men are created equal" 221 Cesar 13-Apr-05 09:45
Re: And I would like to add... 242 SunSword 12-Apr-05 14:06
Re: And I would like to add... 206 Lee McGiffen 13-Apr-05 10:55
then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 191 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 17:32
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 269 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:12
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 212 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:16
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 193 Joyeuse 09-Apr-05 02:21
forgot the link for information 176 Joyeuse 09-Apr-05 02:36
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 184 Farseeker 11-Apr-05 19:15
in the end, it's all geography 206 JimLewandowski 11-Apr-05 20:57
Re: in the end, it's all geography 184 Farseeker 11-Apr-05 21:28
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 190 Diomede 05-Apr-05 22:10
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 203 Gordon Strachan 07-Apr-05 16:13
No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 259 SunSword 07-Apr-05 17:24
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 200 Paoputzu 08-Apr-05 01:58
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 233 SunSword 08-Apr-05 15:09
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 178 Paoputzu 08-Apr-05 16:39
fundamentalism is on the rise around the globe 187 JimLewandowski 08-Apr-05 17:07
The End is coming... 216 Lee McGiffen 09-Apr-05 08:20
Re: The End is coming... 193 JamesH 09-Apr-05 14:37
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 196 Kattmanndoo 15-Apr-05 03:12
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 218 Cesar 15-Apr-05 07:36
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 177 Gordon Strachan 15-Apr-05 17:11
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 237 SunSword 15-Apr-05 17:20
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 254 Kboldt 15-Apr-05 18:05
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 190 Gordon Strachan 18-Apr-05 15:35
Neo-Cons & "Apocolyptic" Christians 235 SunSword 18-Apr-05 16:41
According to a Newsweek poll... 180 David L 18-Apr-05 22:54
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 182 Joyeuse 19-Apr-05 00:32
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 177 JimLewandowski 19-Apr-05 04:18
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 173 Joyeuse 20-Apr-05 02:49
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 240 SunSword 20-Apr-05 14:16
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 188 Joyeuse 21-Apr-05 01:07
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 193 Gordon Strachan 21-Apr-05 15:08
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 237 Paoputzu 21-Apr-05 15:57
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 231 SunSword 21-Apr-05 16:10
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 247 Gordon Strachan 26-Apr-05 14:52


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