God condemned all three aspects of Babylonian society-political, religious, and social. Besides being a hub for international trade, and religiously devoted to the Queen of Heaven, Babylonian society was immortal, steeped in superstition, divination, idolatry, and sexual promiscuity. The morals of Babylon shocked Alexander the Great, himself a drunkard. Temple prostitutes practiced sacred prostitution in Babylon until abolished by Constantine. Babylonians engaged in considerable premarital experience. Poor men prostituted their daughters for money. The indulgence in fleshly pleasures abounded.
Babylonian men acted effeminate. They wore their hair as long as the women did, dyed and curled it, perfumed their flesh, rouged their cheeks, and adorned themselves with necklaces, bangles, earrings, and pendants. This also describes many of today’s rock groups, transvestites, transsexuals, and homosexual drag queens. In Europe today, materialism and superstition abound. Italian housewives practice forms of divination such as divining oil to read a migraine headache, or determining the sex of a baby by reading the movements of a needle over a pregnant woman’s womb.
French society is one of the best educated in the world. Yet, in 1990, ten million French citizens consulted clairvoyants and astrologers. They spent three times as much on faith healers as they spent on family doctors. Almost half of the French population believes in faith healing. One in four believes in clairvoyants, and one in three believes in astrology. Many believe in the power of faith healers, astrologers, and palmists. In France, as many as sixty corporations use an organization called Divinitel, which employs astrology and tarot card reading for the recruitment of executives. In European society, extramarital affairs are so common that spouses expect each other to have lovers. Europeans view Americans’ disdain for infidelity as being out of touch with the facts of life. Germany has legalized prostitution. Hard rock, punk, and new wave all originated in Europe, and their dress and music have influenced groups in the US and around the world.
The Green parties in Europe have revived a form of idolatry that originated with the Greeks: earth worship. To the Greeks, she was a goddess; earth as mother. Green policies for the preservation of the earth began in West Germany, spread through Europe and then into America. Ironically, the earth that these groups take such pains to preserve for future generations God will destroy. Mother Earth cannot save anyone from the coming Tribulation.
The book of Revelation foretells the destruction of Babylon. The Scriptures refer to Babylon as a “she.” International trade characterizes her. God cites her as a deceiver of nations, and the means by which the merchants and great men of the earth trade (Revelation 18:7,23). The European Union’s political ideology derives from the Whore’s teachings. The act of uniting Europe to prevent war among its nations finds its roots in religious conviction. Nations will not wage war against one another while united in economic alliance. If nations align with one another they will eliminate war and achieve peace. The deception exists in the premise that worldwide democracy will ensure peace, justice, and human rights. Revelation 18:11-15 lists twenty-seven exported goods combined with categories of products. The 28th phrase lists “souls of men.” Verse 23 concludes with: “For by thy sorceries were all the nations deceived.”The Scriptures teach that man is sinful, and because of his nature there will be no peace on earth until the second coming of Jesus Christ.
During Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, Jeremiah foretold Babylon’s judgment in the latter days. Just as Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem and oppressed the Jews the Antichrist will do the same (Jeremiah 50:30). When the Antichrist treads down the nations, the nations become angry. Jeremiah 51:7 states: “Babylon was a golden cup in the Lord’s hand that made all the earth drunk: The nations drank her wine; therefore the nations are deranged.”
Revelation 17:4 tells us that abominations and filthiness of fornication fill the gold cup in her hand. The kings of the earth commit fornication with her and become drunk with the wine of her fornication. Revelation 18:3 adds that “the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury.” The rest of the chapter predicts her destruction. The remaining passages refer to her as the hub for trade for the earth’s merchants. Upon her destruction, these merchants mourn, for they can no longer trade with her. After the Antichrist wreaks his havoc upon the earth, armies will go to fight against the European Union. Jeremiah 50:41 states:
“Behold, a people shall come from the North, and a great nation and many kings shall be raised up from the ends of the earth.” “At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth trembles, and the cry is heard among the nations” (Jeremiah 50:46).
God destroys political Babylon i.e. the final world empire. As Hitler was the spark for World War II, when he invaded and conquered nations in Europe; the Antichrist’s swift and fast conquest will prompt powerful nations to wage war against him. Daniel 11:40 states that at the time of the end, the King of the South shall attack him: and the King of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships.” When armies invade his land, the Antichrist enters into the attacking countries and defeats them. He conquers Egypt and North Africa. Hearing reports from the North and East, he goes forth with great fury to destroy. He ends up at a place prepared for him in Jerusalem (Daniel 11:42-45). Israel and the Middle East become part of Antichrist’s conquered territory, according him the exact borders of the Roman Empire at the time of Christ. Jeremiah 4:6-7 tells us: “Set up the standard toward Zion: take refuge! Do not delay!: For I will bring disaster from the North, and great destruction. The lion has come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the nations is on his way; he has gone forth from his place to make your land desolate; your cities will be laid waste without inhabitant.”
The river Euphrates dries up, and prepares the way for the kings of the East. God draws the world’s armies to the place called, in the Hebrew tongue, Armageddon (Rev. 16:12-16).
THE LEGACY OF POPE BENEDICT XVI
In 1990, a former Vatican-insider claimed that a titanic struggle was being waged to bring about a world political system. This contest, the now deceased Jesuit explained, was primarily between three players: international Leninism, transnational business elites, and the hand of the Vatican.
“Most of us are not competitors… We are the stakes. For the competition is about who will establish the first one-world system of government… No one can be exempted from its effects. No sector of our lives will remain untouched.”
Almost twenty years have passed since Malachi Martin drew attention to this three-way quest. At the time his assertions seemed over-the-top. Granted, the idea of a world government via communism wasn’t new as decades of Cold War posturing still played in our minds. And the writing was on the wall in respect to the growing power of international corporate and financial elites. The Roman Catholic Church has always seen itself as the successor to the Roman Empire. Its ambitions are imperial as well as spiritual. It laid the foundations of Western civilization in Europe. It also sees itself as the spiritual leader of the European Union in which several treaties have been signed by the European Union in Rome which houses Vatican City.
Pope Benedict XVI during his reign as head of the Roman Catholic Church had worked quickly to restore the Church as the spiritual force that would unite Europe, the way it did in the time of Charlemagne. He appealed both to traditionalists (e.g., by restoring the Tridentine mass) and to secularists (e.g., by his recent concession with respect to condoms). He has underlined (in his speech at Regensburg) the contrast of Catholicism and Islam, and made room for disaffected Anglicans to join the Catholic Church. He was establishing new ecumenical ties to the Lutheran and Eastern churches.
Despite the recent scandals affecting the Church, Benedict was on the offensive. A German himself, he was working to forge a united Europe, led by Germany, with the Catholic Church as its spiritual head. The Vatican also several years ago issued a little known booklet for their private eyes only called ‘Project Vatican.’ 34 The internal document is a blueprint for the “restoration of the global kingdom of Jesus Christ in the third millennium.” Contained within the booklet is also the Vatican’s plan for the domination of America, listing their goals and true evil purposes. Although the booklet was initially kept hidden from the public parts of it have leaked on the internet.
The Vatican blueprint of world domination has a five-prong approach, including: The Jesuit infiltration of the English colonies on the North American continent (Phase 1)
- Jesuit control of Christian schools and universities (Phase 2)
- Roman Catholic Control exercised through Vatican operatives in the United States military, judiciary and media (Phase 3)
- The weakening of the U.S. military, both in strength and resolve, in preparation for the Vatican-led
- One World Government (Phase 4)
- Total control of all institutions and resources on earth, including political, military, economic, educational systems for the purpose of ensuring global peace, prosperity and order (Phase 5)
The Vatican writers’ introduction to Project Vatican states:
“Phase 1 through Phase IV have taken 523 years to complete and at the dawn of the third millennium is poised to launch Phase V. This will necessitate cooperation of the citizens of every nation on the planet on a massive scale and in previously untested numbers,”
The writers of the 18 page booklet dedicated their efforts to Phase V, saying strategies have been in full effect albeit for varying lengths of time. Further, they claimed the execution of their first strategy of Phase V began more than 150 years ago, the strategy being listed as, “Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary through the perpetuation of visions, miracles and revelations.”
Other strategies under the Vatican’s Phase V for world domination include: Dilution of the eschatological models of Biblical prophecy.
- The alignment of the homosexual agenda with religious and racial equality, guaranteeing a support base sufficient in number to Biblical Christian fundamentalism into the category of “hate speech.”
In the core section of this point, Vatican writers reveal how they plan to obtain loyalty to the Pope, saying, “The Protestants’ lack of a governing authority has resulted in a sheep-like obedience to civil governments. Such social compliance, coupled with capitalistic greed has made Christian fundamentalists extremely vulnerable to social engineering.”
The last section tells Vatican loyalists what they can do in order to speed-up Rome’s plans, adding, “Attend non-Catholic churches that are not yet RCEA affiliates for the purpose of encouraging their ministries to join the RCEA. Make audio recordings of their responses and deliver these recordings to your RCEA representative. Report all statements by non-Catholics of a racially-biased, homophobic or anti Catholic nature to your RCEA representative.” For many, the belief that the Holy See was pursuing a vision of world government was simply too much. After all, this ancient hub of Roman Catholicism had a reputation – especially among Europe’s agnostic youth – as an institution of old men, steeped in tradition, procession and ceremony. Never mind that the history of the Continent, more often than not, revolved around the Vatican’s political prowess.
In the summer of 2009, the Holy See’s political cards were revealed in a major papal document. Harkening back to Malachi Martin’s talk of world government, the most powerful religious office on the planet had promoted a world political authority to manage the global economy. Food security, disarmament, and peace would follow suit.
When the Pope agrees with Mikhail Gorbachev, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Henry Kissinger, the President of the European Union, and other secular leaders on the need for global governance and a new world order, we can know that the world has indeed experienced a “harmonic convergence” and entered a new age. With the publication of Caritas in Veritate, the encyclical on Catholic social teaching released in July 2009 by Benedict XVI, this dark convergence happened.
In addition, new movements – carefully tended by some of the best-connected people on the planet – are mobilizing people at the grass-roots level for a new degree of religious unity. The United Religions Initiative, a fast-growing interfaith organization first announced in 1995 in San Francisco, is an example established now, in plain sight. The only open issues are who will direct this new planetary regime, for which goals, and at what cost to Western liberty and Christian faith.
Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, agreed on the need for “more global order,” “no matter what it costs.” In a speech given on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, she said, “This world will not be a peaceful one if we do not work for more global order and more multilateral cooperation.”
When discussing the December 2009 UN climate summit meeting in Copenhagen, Merkel said that nations must be ready to put “the greater good” above their “narrow interests;” she asked, “Are the nation states ready and willing to give competencies over to multilateral organizations, no matter what it costs?”
Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the Council of the European Union, is a conservative Catholic. Nevertheless, he too is enthusiastic for “the global management of our planet.” In November 2009, when accepting his new post, Van Rompuy said, “We are living through exceptionally difficult times: the financial crisis and its dramatic impact on employment and budgets, the climate crisis which threatens our very survival. … Yet these problems can be overcome by common efforts in and between our countries. 2009 is also the first year of global governance, with the establishment of the G20 in the middle of the financial crisis. The climate conference in Copenhagen is another step towards the global management of our planet. Our mission is one of hope, supported by acts and action.”
In the past, the proponents of “global governance” have faced Papal skepticism or opposition. With the publication of Caritas in Veritate, Benedict XVI had himself come out strongly for a new world order. He might have wished to put a new international system to different uses than those supported by Gorbachev, Merkel, Kissinger, or others – but he agreed that a new international system, “a true world political authority,” must come into being. Based on his writings in the 1980s and 1990s, Ratzinger had built a reputation as an opponent of utopianism and of any plans to build a new world order. However, with Caritas in Veritate, he had now revealed his own sweeping plan for “global governance.” Evidence of this is not limited to the much- discussed paragraph of Caritas in Veritate that calls for creating a “true world political authority,” it is present throughout the whole document.