Image: Map Roman Empire under Trajan 116 AD
Thank you for your extensive analysis and historical concepts as they relate to the prophecies of Daniel. I shall respond to your points below.
First, the City of Babylon and much of the region known as the Kingdom of Babylon was indeed part of the Second Century Roman Empire. Rome took Mesopotamia in 116 AD under Trajan. Above is a map of the Roman Empire indicating Babylon was included within its geographical borders in AD 116. Further, it is settled by the vast majority of Bible-students, professional and otherwise, that the Roman Empire was the Fourth World Empire of Daniel 2 and Daniel 7. The language of Daniel 2:39-40 and Daniel 7:6-7 indicate the Four World Empires were successive—no time gaps between the end of the Kingdom of Babylon and the beginning of Medo-Persia, then Greece and then the Roman Empire of Christ’s day. That is really not up for debate. There is a revived Roman Empire in its final form with ten heads which represent ten kings, but it has of yet not arrived. For in that days of that Revived Roman Empire, Christ will establish His worldwide Davidic Kingdom (Daniel 2:44). Each of the first four empires were founded by four specific “kings” (Daniel 7:17). Those founding kings were Nebuchadnezzer, Cyrus, Alexander and Augustus Caesar. The empires they founded were Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome—clear as a bell!
Secondly, concerning Romanism, there have been individuals that were saved within the Roman Catholic Church, but that is in spite of the Papacy, not because of the Papacy. Erasmus was a Roman Catholic till the day he died, yet he was truly born-again and is responsible for putting the Greek scriptures into the hands of both William Tyndale and Martin Luther. It is not that Erasmus did not want to leave Romanism: he was afraid for his life if he was so to do. Luther was saved while an Augustinian priest, but was ultimately driven out of the priesthood by his superiors. Clearly, both Erasmus and Luther were saved while in the fold of Rome—but they were saved as a result of believing the gospel of the true Lord Jesus Christ of the Holy Scriptures and for no other reason.
Thirdly, concerning the true gospel, you misspeak. The true gospel of Christ is found in I Corinthians 15:1-6. That includes Christ’s death, burial and resurrection as well as his personal Second Coming to earth according to the Old Testament Hebrew Prophets. Rome loves to omit the personal, bodily resurrection of the true Lord Jesus Christ of the Holy Scriptures; for Rome’s false gospel concerning her false Christ/Horus is portrayed as still on the cross via the blasphemous and heretical “crucifix.” Again, the Jesus Christ of Romanism is a false Christ, a creation of Constantine I in 325 AD at the Council of Nicea. I cover all of this in my Power Point for sale on my website.
Fourthly, concerning beheading, agreed, the Inquisitors did not behead, as “the church sheds no blood,” meaning, that all condemned heretics must be handed over to the secular arm to be “extirpated.” (This is why the Franciscan priests donned Croatian Ustashi uniforms when mass-murdering one million Jews and Orthodox Serbs of Serbia during WWII.) But it is the Jesuit Order that has championed beheading since they imposed it on all Portuguese and Spanish soldiers who happened to stumble upon any one of the Order’s 57 socialist-communist “Reductions” in South America. As you know, these “Reductions” produced a fabulous amount of wealth which the Order put into international commerce via its fleet of “Blackships.” For 150 years (1609-1759) the Jesuits carried on this commerce under the noses of the Roman Catholic kings of Portugal and Spain. And if any outsider discovered these Guarani slave states, the natives were ordered to behead those “White men”—all of which is documented in Richard W. Thompson’s The Footprints of the Jesuits (1894).
Continuing beheading, the Jesuit Order, in launching and leading the French Revolution as payback for its suppression by King Louis XV in 1764, instituted the guillotine for its anti-Jacobin enemies. And in the mid-1800s it was the Jesuit-ruled Pope Pius IX who sought to bring back the guillotine into post-Jacobin Europe according to Scottish Protestant historian James A. Wylie. For it is the Jesuits who are the masters of the guillotine, and since the Order has usurped the Papacy, it is no surprise that the Vatican would impose death by beheading once the Pope has been restored to world power. You may already know there are presently tens of thousands of guillotines in storage here in the U.S. awaiting the establishment of martial law to be enforced by that Jesuit creation called “The Department of Homeland Security.” And it is the Jesuit Order which has brought them into the country via the ports controlled by the Knights of Malta. The Jesuits behead when using “trusted third parties.” This also holds true for Islam: for the Order has gained the ascendancy over that death cult since about 1760 via Rome’s control of the British monarchy, intelligence agencies and military. This also holds true for the Noahide Laws of the Talmudic Orthodox Jews, the first law of the seven forbidding “blasphemy,” including attributing deity to the Lord Jesus Christ. The means of death is—beheading.
Fifth, agreed, Mystery Babylon the Great is a religious system. Mystery Babylon the Great of Revelation 17:5 is an international, false, world religious system. Here, in the context of Revelation 17, Mystery Babylon Religion in its final form during the first three and one-half years of the 70th Week of Daniel (Dan. 9:27) is located in a city. The great whore is a woman, and that woman is situated on seven hills/mountains (same Greek word used in Luke 9:28, 37), and is called a city (17:18). The city sitting on seven hills is none other than Rome. The Mystery Babylon Religion residing in Rome (Revelation 17:18) is Roman Catholicism under the Pope. This is the literal reading of the text and thus there can be no other meaning. Now this Mystery Babylon Religion—the occult religion of the Jesuit/Freemasonic Papacy—will be moved to the rebuilt City of Babylon after the Ten Kings, loyal to the final Pope risen from the dead, destroy Rome. Thus, we see the same, essential Mystery Babylon Religion in the City of rebuilt Babylon in Revelation 18, the city to be literally destroyed by fire by Christ Himself (18:8), never to be inhabited again.
Sixth, idolatrous Mystery Babylonian Religion, originating with the Black Nimrod in Babylon shortly after the Great Flood, has birthed every false religion. One of those religions was Roman Catholicism, created by Constantine I “the Great” in 325 AD at the Council of Nicea. Prior to that date, there was no such thing as Roman Catholicism and later a Pope to lead it, he to be given universal Spiritual Power in 606 AD. Therefore, Romanism was the continuation of the Mystery Babylonian Religion of pagan Rome centered upon the slain and risen Mithras—the Babylonian Antichrist. Romanism is Mithraism: same religion, but another name. The title of “Pontifex Maximus” held by the pagan Roman Caesar was the same title given to Pope Damasus I by Emperor Gratian—and held by every Pope thereafter. Romanism was created by the Devil’s Constantine after the 10 great persecutions of the true Church—Body of Christ—that lasted for nearly three centuries. They began with Nero (64 AD) and ended with Diocletian (311 AD). Since the Devil could not destroy the true Body of Christ, he joined it and then sought to destroy it from within. By 606 AD, the Dark Ages of the Popes of Rome were in full swing. By 1231 AD the terrifying Inquisition was established and would kill 68 million victims by 1842 according to Joseph F. Berg’s The Great Apostasy: Identical with Papal Rome; Or an Exposition of the Mystery of Iniquity and the Marks and Doom of the Antichrist, (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1842) pp. 139, 167. When you add to that number the nearly 200 million murdered by Jesuitized Romanism during the 20th Century via Fascism, Communism and Radical Democracy, the power of the Pope’s Inquisition is staggering.
I am wondering if you are, in fact, masquerading as a born-again Christian when you state that the Inquisition was only killing “heretics and non-believers.” This is the language of a priest. No true Bible-reading familiar with world history as you appear to be would ever say this—Never Ever!
Seventh, all Protestant denominations are now apostate and are thus little harlots of the Papacy—presently the Mother of Harlots. The Black Pope has used his Illuminized Freemasonry to subjugate and destroy all true Protestant denominations. This is absolutely necessary if world government under the Pope is to be established.
Eighth, Roman Catholicism is not “Christianity.” The Bishop of Rome and his papal system has never been Christian, is not Christian and never will be Christian. Romanism persecutes Christians! Romanism burns our Reformation Bibles or corrupts them with new versions based upon corrupted, pro-Latin Vulgate, Hebrew and Greek texts. Romanisn, substantively Mystery Babylon Religion, has always been the foremost enemy of New Testament/First Century/Sixteenth Century Reformation Christianity since the Council of Nicea in 325 AD. Please consult John Dowling’s The History of Romanism (1845).
Ninth, the Nine Crusades instituted by Rome were a combined, murderous bloodshed totally at variance with the Word of God. True Bible-believers are not preoccupied with who rules Jerusalem and would never wage a war against any false religion to take control of that city—unless to give Jerusalem to the racial Hebrew/Jewish/Israelites as it is their city. Both Islam and Romanism are pagan religions with identical maxims. As I have previously stated, Islam is merely Romanism for Arabs and peoples of color. And when we realize that Rome’s Augustinians wrote the Koran and the Pope financed the Jihads of Islam until the late Eighth century, we must conclude Islam is today a “sword of the Church;” indeed, “the arm of the Church is long.” This is why the Roman Catholic Croats and the Albanian Muslims, aided by Jesuit Temporal Coadjutor Bill Clinton and the Pope’s NATO Nazis, bombed and murdered thousands of “heretic” Orthodox Serbs, finally stealing Kosovo from the Orthodox Serbs and giving it to the beheading Albanian Muslims in 2008. The Jesuits use Islam for the purposes of their god on earth, the Black Pope. That is why the Order has brought tens of millions of fanatical Muslims into Europe and the US—to unite the “heretic and liberal” White peoples of both empires against a common, purposely created enemy. These deceived White peoples are then to fight another international Crusade—a World War—for the Pope!
Tenth, you say “we‘ are not putting pagans and non-believers to death. Alas, you are a Roman Catholic, possibly a priest? I shall continue regardless, the response changes not. The Jesuit papacy has been putting “pagans and non-believers to death” for the last 200 years. It is done under the guise of martial law, war and medicine. Fascism is Jesuitism. Communism is Jesuitism born out of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia and Plato’s The Republic. Soviet historians consider More and his Utopia to be the foundation for Bolshevik Communism and I document this in my Power Point. Stalin killed tens of millions of “heretic” Orthodox Russians, aided by American Jesuits such as Georgetown University Jesuit and Knight of Malta Edmund A. Walsh. Hitler killed tens of millions of “liberal” Roman Catholics, “heretic” Protestants and “perfidious” Jews. And yes, Hitler and Stalin worked together, both the SS/SD and the NKVD working together for the entire duration of WWII—also proven in my book, VAIII. Islam also worked with Hitler: the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem was the Fuehrer’s guest in Berlin from 1941-1945. Further, eighty successive Popes supported the Holy Office of the Inquisition beginning, in fact, with that demon-possessed Pope Innocent III. Neither Islam or any other religion for the last 1000 years has perpetrated such a high crime against humanity. Please review the work of ex-priest turned Bible-believer Richard Bennett, especially his DVD on the Inquisition.
Eleventh, Europe is most assuredly mentioned in end times prophecy. Europe is to compose the Fourth World Empire in its final form with the Ten Kings. The Fourth World Empire is Roman; its final form includes Ten European Kings, and those Kings are to be led by the risen Pope turned Antichrist/Man-Beast. That Antichrist is as much a Roman as were the first six Roman Kings/Caesars of Revelation 17:10. As I have proven, the first six Roman Kings/Caesars were Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Vespasian, Titus and Domitian. The first three were Germans, the last three were Italian/Flavian. The last and final Seventh King/Caesar/Papal Caesar will also be a White European as were the first six Caesar/ Kings. This final Roman Caesar/King will be killed and brought back to life to be the Eighth Roman King—the Antichrist/Man-Beast. He will not be a Syrian.
Twelfth, the Roman legions that sacked Jerusalem did have some foreigners, but the commanders were Roman. The general that destroyed Jerusalem was a Roman—Titus. It is clear, “the people of the prince that shall come” of Daniel 9:25 are Romans, thus the coming prince will be Roman. Further, this point is well made by Sir Robert Anderson in his The Coming Prince (1898) p. 214.
Thirteenth, the three Roman legions that surrounded Jerusalem were the 5th, the 12th and the 15th. A fourth legion was garrisoned on the Mount of Olives, the 10th. There is no historical indication that the majority of these prized legions were Turks, although the 12th did have a cavalry of Scythians/Turks. But at this time in the history of the Empire, Rome was not employing mercenaries. These greatest of the Caesar’s legions sent to quell the revolt in Judea were primarily manned by Romans. Thus, the argument that all four of these legions were primarily Turkish, Arabic and other races is not true. Thus, the coming Antichrist will in fact be a Roman European Pope—probably a White Gentile Merovingian as suggested by Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln in The Messianic Legacy p. 372.
Fourteenth, the terms “The Assyrian,” “the Prince of Persia” and “King of Babylon” are indeed significant. First, “the Assyrian” of Isaiah 10 is descriptive of the Antichrist, not as to his race but as to his location. Remember that he moves from Jerusalem to Babylon after the idol of himself is installed in the Third Jerusalem Temple by the Hebrew/Jewish False Prophet. Antichrist’s capital of his revived Roman Empire is the City of Babylon, Assyria and Babylon being tied together in the past. The “Prince of Persia” was a high demon/evil spirit—possibly Satan himself—that fought with an elect angel for 21 days (Daniel 10:13). That good angel was aided by Michael the Archangel and then the pre-incarnate Son of God gave the prophecy to Daniel (Daniel 10:18 to12:13). The Prince of Persia is not the Antichrist/Man-Beast of Revelation 13:3-10. And yes, the “King of Babylon” is indeed The Antichrist/Man-Beast, the final Roman Caesar/King/Papal Caesar who is killed, brought to life, destroys Rome and then moves himself, along with his Babylonian Religion, to the rebuilt City of Babylon. Idolatrous Mystery Babylonian Religion began in the City of Babylon with the first Antichrist, Nimrod; it will end in the City of Babylon with the final Antichrist/Man-Beast—the King of Babylon.
I was reading on your website that Babylon was once part of the Roman Empire. I have been doing my own research into the area of Babylon with regards to Daniel 2. Daniel, as you already know was interpreting a dream for Nebuchadnezzar about his Kingdom and the future kingdoms. We know that the head of gold is Babylon and that the chest and arms of silver is Media-Persia. We also know that the mid-section of bronze is the Greek empire. What do all 3 of these empires have in common? The all encompass the area of ancient Babylon. However, the forth kingdom is different from them as it is built in 2 parts, 1st the legs of iron and then the feet of iron and clay. Many mainstream theologians believe the 4th kingdon to be the Roman Empire, however there is something missing. Rome never controlled the area of Babylon. When the Greek empire broke into 4 parts, 3 of them were conquered by the Romans, but the Seleucid empire was never conquered. It was controlled by the Syrian-Greek descendants of Seleucid for many generations and then the Parthians empire controlled Babylon, but Rome never controlled Babylon. Your statement on your pages is incorrect. If Rome never controlled Babylon, then it would be logical to conclude that Rome is not the 4th Empire spoken of by Daniel.
I was a Catholic growing up and am now Born Again. I do not believe in some of their practices, but at the heart of it, they believe that Christ died on the cross for their sins and that is the Gospel in a nutshell. Although the Catholics have made some terrible mistakes, it is very unlikely that they will be running out to behead Christians. They didn’t do it during the Spanish Inquisition and I highly doubt that church going Catholics will behead their fellow man for not believing in the Pope.
Revelation 17:5 calls the city/religious system MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. A harlot is a false religion. The mother of harlots then, must be a religion that births many other similar religions. The Catholics have not spun off any false religions from it. In fact, many Protestant denomination have embraced more damnable heresies and doctrines of demons (Preaching no hell, that all religions lead to God, that you can have unrepentant Gay pastors) than the Catholics have. The Inquisition was wrong, but the Catholic leaders were only killing heretics and non-believers. Remember, The Muslims still had a foothold in Spain. I think, over time, as has been common practice, we have revised history to make Christianity the bad guy. They revised the crusades and tell students that the Christians slaughtered the the poor Muslims when it was the other way around and then they twist the inquisition into an evil conspiracy by the Pope. Yes, it was wrong and there were corrupt Popes and Bishops, but we have corruption in the church today, except we are not putting pagans and non-believers to death.
There is one religion on Earth that beheads people for not accepting their faith and that is Islam. Not one country in Europe is mentioned in the Bible End Times scenarios, However, many Muslim countries are. The believers of the Roman Anti-Christ believe this because of Daniel 9. If you analyze this passage closely you find that Daniel may be relating the prince to come to someone other than a Roman. He tells us that the people of the Prince to come will destroy the temple. Most assume that the people were the Romans, however, the Legions that sacked the temple, (the 7th, the 10th, the 12th and the 15th Legions) were made of mostly of Syrians and Turks along with some Arabs and Egyptians. Some speculate that Titus Vespasian himself may have been a descendant of Antiochus Eppiphenes, who was the 1st to put up the abomination of Desolation. If the people in the legions were Middle Eastern men, than it may be very possible that the prince to come will be Middle-Eastern. Why else would he be called “The Assyrian”, “The Prince of Persia” and “The King of Babylon”? If forget the theory that Daniel is speaking about Rome in chapter nine, then the idea for Rome being the final world empire holds no water.
The Ottoman Empire lasted for 1500 years and encompassed Babylon. It consists of two legs, The Shi’a and the Sunni. It was given a mortal blow in 1917 when the Caliphate was struck down. They will soon hope to appoint another Caliph to head the entire Muslim people. They are a people like the iron mixed with clay because they do not mix well and are always fighting amongst themselves. They are waiting for their Mahdi (a reborn Mohammad) to come and destroy all the other religions on the Earth. The Muslims believe that when they kill you, they are doing God a favor. Their politics is closely interwoven with their religious system (Sharia law). Remember, the woman (the religious system) rides the beast(the political system). Also, bare in mind that ancient Babel is the mother of harlots. Here is a riddle for you. What does the Tower of Babel and false Religion have in common? There lies the answer to the question of what the final world religion will be.
God Bless and God Speed on your research.