CATHOLIC OR JEWISH ?
And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Revelation 17:4-5
As a rule, theories of a “Jewish conspiracy” for world domination condemn all Jews as megalomaniac conspirators and the enemies of mankind. However, any treatment of a Jewish conspiracy must take into account the ancient schism that divided the nation of Israel in Biblical times. This division was precipitated by the apostasy of King Solomon, whose idolatry was afterward carried on by the northern tribes. This ancient schism has profoundly affected the subsequent history of the Jews and is the dynamic of the alleged “Jewish conspiracy” of the present day.
Following the death of King Solomon, the tribes of Israel separated into two independent kingdoms. The ten northern tribes formed the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern tribes of Judah and Benjamin were thereafter called the kingdom of Judah. The schism between Judah and Israel, from which the Israelites never recovered, is recorded in 1 Kings. The Daily Bible Study gives a brief overview:
“One of the most misunderstood subjects of Bible study involves the total political division of ‘Israel’ and ‘Judah’ that occurred at the time of King Rehoboam. Before then, all twelve tribes of Israelites were a united kingdom through the reigns of David and Solomon, but after Solomon’s death they split into two completely separate and independent kingdoms – the southern kingdom of ‘Judah,’ consisting of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, with part of Levi since the Levites were distributed among the other tribes (1 Kings 12:23) with their capital at Jerusalem, and the northern kingdom of ‘Israel,’ consisting of the other ten tribes (Reuben, Simeon, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Ephraim and Manasseh (Joseph was divided into Ephraim and Manasseh), with part of Levi since the Levites were distributed among the other tribes), with their capital up in Samaria.
“Israel and Judah were never united again… Surprisingly, they even fought wars against each other from time to time… A very important fact that many do not realize is that Judah, that is, the Jewish people of today, are only one of the tribes of Israel – while all Jews are Israelites, not all Israelites are Jews.
“Because of their forsaking of Him, God permitted the two kingdoms to be destroyed. First, the northern kingdom of Israel was gradually conquered by the Assyrians,… and by 721 B.C. they had practically all been taken into exile to Assyria (2 Kings 17:1-23). The vast majority of them never returned, and have become known as the ‘Lost Ten Tribes of Israel.’
“Then, about 135 years later, by 586 B.C., the southern kingdom of Judah was completely conquered by the Babylonians,… and the people of Judah were taken into captivity to Babylon. The original Temple of God in Jerusalem was destroyed at that time… The people of the southern kingdom of Judah however did return after the Babylonians fell to the Persians…, and their descendants have become the Jewish people of today – but that return in the time of Nehemiah, or the founding of the modern state of Israel in 1948, were not the fulfillment of the many prophecies dealing with the future (as the context of the prophecies clearly show) gathering of all of Israel, Israel and Judah.”
The designation “Jew” belonged exclusively to the southern kingdom of Judah, the very word “Jew” having been derived from “Judah.” And so technically, only the kingdom of Judah was “Jewish” and the other tribes of Israel have no right to call themselves Jews. That this distinction was understood in the Old Testament is seen in II Kings 16:5-6 (KJV) where the people of Israel and the King of Syria fought against the “Jews” of the southern kingdom.
In the New Testament, in His message to the Church at Smyrna, the Lord Jesus Christ referred to a “synagogue of Satan” as “them which say they are Jews, and are not.” In other words, there was a synagogue of Israel that was not Jewish:
“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” (Rev. 2:9-10)
The “Synagogue of Satan” which is the subject of this series must not be confused with the “Remnant” of Jews, who will receive the Lord Jesus Christ at His Second Coming and be saved by Him. The Synagogue of Satan are an occult power elite which, having rejected Jesus Christ as the Messiah of Israel, conspire to substitute another messiah made in the image of their master, Satan, and to establish a world kingdom under Satan. The Synagogue of Satan claims Jewish descent, but does not fit God’s definition of a Jew, either in the Old Testament or the New: “But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” (Romans 2:29)
The Synagogue of Satan have contempt, not only for Jesus Christ, His Church and the Gentile masses, but for the Jewish “Remnant” who are Torah-observant and anti-Zionist and are, therefore, awaiting the kingdom of Israel to be restored when the Messiah appears, and not before. As well, the Synagogue of Satan have conspired to eliminate all people, whether Jew or Gentile, who stand in the way of their world kingdom. To this end they have developed a staggering number of fronts, as well as the capacity to create blinds and diversions, to obscure the fact that they are Cabalist Jews with an anti-Christ agenda. Through the centuries, the Synagogue of Satan have, by means of false identities, infiltrated Gentile institutions where they act as agents provocateurs—undercover agents who provoke violence and beget scandals, which are used to bring reproach upon Jesus Christ and His Church.
The division within Jewry is no longer neatly delineated along tribal boundaries; rather the lines have been spiritually drawn between the Synagogue of Satan and the Remnant of Israel
“I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.” (Micah 2:12)
“The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.” (Zeph. 3:13; see also 2 Chron. 34:9, Isaiah 10:20, Jer. 6:9, 31:7, Ezek. 11:13)
Scripture is clear that the plans of the Synagogue of Satan shall utterly fail, and that they will ultimately be destroyed. What fraction of all Israel does the Synagogue of Satan represent? The Old Testament prophets foretold their proportions at the time they attack Jerusalem, whose rescue and restoration will be accomplished by the Lord Himself:
“The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem…
“And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.” (Zech. 12:7-10; 13:8,9)
“In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted; And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever. And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.” (Mic. 4:1,2,6-8)
Following the division of Israel and the Assyrian captivity of the northern tribes, the southern kingdom of Judah adopted the pagan traditions of the heathen nation of ancient Babylon. These traditions, with their associated rituals which included human sacrifice, provoked God to judge the southern kingdom, of which judgment the prophet Jeremiah forewarned the Jews for a period of forty years, to no avail. The Babylonians destroyed Jerusalem in three stages, from 605 to 586 B.C., in which year the Temple of Solomon was demolished and the remaining Jews were carried into captivity. During the Babylonian captivity, the prophet Ezekiel continued to reprove Judah for its apostasy from the God of Israel and their love affair with Babylon. Note, in the following passage, the Jews’ admiration for the images of rich, brightly attired Babylonian princes, which evoke visual images of the elegant processions of the princes of the Roman Catholic Church attired in their rich and colorful vestments:
“…[Jerusalem] increased her whoredoms: for when she saw men pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermilion, Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity: And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea. And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them. So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness: then my mind was alienated from her…” (Ezek.23:14-18)
Moreover, as Matthew Henry noted in his commentary on this passage, the kingdom of Judah patterned its own worship after the pomp and pageantry of the Babylonians with whom they had become enamored:
“Thus she increased her whoredoms; she fell in love, fell in league, with the Chaldeans. Hezekiah himself was faulty this way when he was proud of the court which the king of Babylon made to him and complimented his ambassadors with the sight of all his treasures, Isa. 39:2. And the humour increased (v. 14); she doted upon the pictures of the Babylonian captains (v. 15, 16), joined in alliance with that kingdom, invited them to come and settle in Jerusalem, that they might refine the genius of the Jewish nation and make it more polite; nay, they sent for patterns of their images, altars, and temples, and made use of them in their worship. Thus was she polluted with her whoredoms (v. 17), and thereby she discovered her own whoredom (v. 18), her own strong inclination to idolatry.”
According to two authoritative sources, H.P. Blavatsky and the Jewish Encyclopedia, the Jews also acquired from the Chaldeans their doctrines of Eastern mysticism. These were later developed into a written compendium of esoteric literature known as the Jewish Qabbalah or Kabalah, and in the Middle Ages as the Latin Cabala.
“Kabalah (Heb.) The hidden wisdom of the Hebrew Rabbis of the middle ages derived from the older secret doctrines concerning divine things and cosmogony, which were combined into a theology after the time of the captivity of the Jews in Babylon. All the works that fall under the esoteric category are termed Kabalistic.” (Blavatsky, Theosophical Glossary, p. 168)
“The Pythagorean idea of the creative powers of numbers and letters, upon which the ‘Sefer Yetzirah’ is founded, and which was known in tannaitic times…is here proved to be an old cabalistic conception. In fact, the belief in the magic power of the letters of the Tetragrammaton and other names of the Deity…seems to have originated in Chaldea (see Lenormant, ‘Chaldean Magic,’ pp. 29, 43). Whatever, then, the theurgic Cabala was …, the very fact that Abraham, and not a Talmudical hero like Akiba, is introduced in the ‘Sefer Yetzirah,’ at the close, as possessor of the Wisdom of the Alphabet, indicates an old tradition, if not the antiquity of the book itself…
“The whole dualistic system of good and of evil powers, which goes back to Zoroastrianism and ultimately to old Chaldea, can be traced through Gnosticism; having influenced the cosmology of the ancient Cabala before it reached the medieval one…
“The gradual condensation of a primal substance into visible matter, a fundamental doctrine of the Cabala, … is the ancient Semitic conception of the ‘primal ocean,’ known to the Babylonians as ‘Apsu’ (compare Jastrow, ‘Religion of Babylonia’), and called by the Gnostics βύθος = (Anz, ‘Die Frage nach dem Ursprung des Gnostizismus,’ p. 98).”
The Chaldean religious tradition that was embraced by apostate Jews during their captivity in Babylon was delivered to subsequent generations by word of mouth. According to Blavatsky, these disseminators of the Chaldean tradition in the few centuries before Christ were known as Tanaim:
“Kabalist. From Q B L H, Kabala, an unwritten or oral tradition. The kabalist is a student of ‘secret science’, one who interprets the hidden meaning of the Scriptures with the help of the symbolical Kabala… The Tanaim were the first kabalists among the Jews; they appeared at Jerusalem about the beginning of the third century before the Christian era… This secret doctrine is identical with the Persian wisdom, or ‘magic’.” (Ibid. p.167)
The dictionary defines the Medieval Latin cabala as derived from the Hebrew word “qabblâ” which means “received doctrine, tradition, from qibbl, to receive.” According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, Cabalists claimed to have received these oral traditions, not from ancient Chaldeans, but from the Patriarchs and Prophets “by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
“Cabala comprised originally the entire traditional lore, in contradistinction to the written law (Torah), and therefore included the prophetic and hagiographic books of the Bible, which were supposed to have been ‘received’ by the power of the Holy Spirit rather than as writings from God’s hand… Each ‘received’ doctrine was claimed as tradition from the Fathers…to be traced back to the Prophets or to Moses on Sinai… The chief characteristic of the Cabala is that, unlike the Scriptures, it was entrusted only to the few elect ones;…’”
Because of its heretical nature, the Cabala was not generally promulgated among the Jews but remained the “secret doctrine” of “elect” Jews. That is to say, certain Jews who were deemed worthy could comprehend hidden teachings in the written Torah and, through mystical techniques, make direct contact with “God.” Among these practices are rapid recitation of the “Holy Name of God” (YHVH, or Tetragrammaton), meditation on the 11 Sephiroth of the Tree of Life which are believed to be emanations of God, learning to use the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet as force-carrying energy patterns which serve as the building blocks of the cosmos, and, finally, transcending the space/time limitations of the physical world to realize one’s “inner divinity.” This “secret doctrine” has been preserved throughout the ages to the present time by a spiritual brotherhood who progress individually to various stages of enlightenment and proficiency in the hidden wisdom—from “elect” to “adepts” to “wise men” to “adepts in grace”:
“Cabala… The specific term for the esoteric or mystic doctrine concerning God and the universe, asserted to have come down as a revelation to elect saints from a remote past, and preserved only by a privileged few. At first consisting only of empirical lore, it assumed, under the influence of Neoplatonic and Neopythagorean philosophy, a speculative character. In the geonic period it is connected with a Mishnah-like text-book, the ‘Sefer Yetzirah,’ and forms the object of the systematic study of the elect, called ‘mekubbalim’ or ‘ba’ale ha-kabbalah’ (possessors of, or adepts in, the Cabala). These receive afterward the name of ‘maskilim’ (the wise), after Dan. xii. 10; and because the Cabala is called (‘Hokmah nistarah’ = the hidden wisdom), the initials of which are , they receive also the name of (‘adepts in grace’) (Eccl. ix. 11, Hebr.).” (Ibid.)
The “Tanaim,” which meant “teacher of the law,” were the Scribes, the rabbis whom Blavatsky identified as the first Kabalists. From the ranks of the Scribes evolved the sect of the Pharisees. According to Occult Theocrasy, by Edith Starr Miller, the creators of the Cabala were the Pharisees, who had formed their sect in Babylon during the captivity and functioned as a secret society after the Jews returned to Israel. The ‘secret doctrine’ of Babylon remained the oral tradition of the Pharisees until they committed it to written form:
“In his book Nicholas II et les Juifs, Netchvolodow explains that ‘the Chaldean science acquired by many of the Jewish priests, during the captivity of Babylon, gave birth to the sect of the Pharisees whose name only appears in the Holy Scriptures and in the writings of the Jewish historians after the captivity (606 B.C.). The works of the celebrated scientist Munk leaves no doubt on the point that the sect appeared during the period of the captivity.
“‘From then dates the Cabala or Tradition of the Pharisees. For a long time their precepts were only transmitted orally but later they formed the Talmud and received their final form in the book called the Sepher ha Zohar.’
“The Pharisees were, as it were, a class whose tendency was to form a kind of intellectual aristocracy among the Jews. At first, they formed a sort of brotherhood, a haburah, the members being called haburim or brothers. They were a subversive element, aiming at the overthrow of the Sadducean High-priesthood, whose members prided themselves on their aristocracy of blood and birth, to which the Pharisees opposed an aristocracy of learning. The war raged by the latter extends over a long period of time, and the rivalry was bitter…
“The power of the Sadducees fell with the destruction of the Temple by Titus and thenceforth the Pharisaic element held supremacy among the Jews. Quoting an acknowledged authority on Judaism, Mr. Flavien Brenier, Lt. Gen. Netchvolodow further describes the policy of the sect as follows:
“‘Before appearing proudly as the expression of Jewish aspirations, The Tradition of the Pharisees had serious difficulties to surmount, the chief of which was the revival of the orthodox faith stimulated in the Jewish people by the Captivity. To the exiles, bemoaning the fall of the Temple of Jerusalem and begging Jehovah to end the misfortunes of their homeland, the revelation that Jehovah was only a phantom, entailed not only a certain defeat, but also their own exposure to perils the least of which would have been the loss of all authority over Israel.
“‘The Pharisees, then, judging it wiser to capture the confidence of their compatriots by taking the lead in the religious movement, affected a scrupulous observance of the slightest prescriptions of the law and instituted the practice of complicated rituals, simultaneously however cultivating the new doctrine [i.e. secret doctrine] in their secret sanctuaries. These were regular secret societies, composed during the captivity of a few hundred adepts. At the time of Flavius Josephus which was that of their greatest prosperity, they numbered only some 6,000 members.” (Occult Theocrasy, pp. 76-78)
To these hypocrites, Jesus reserved His most scathing condemnations:
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” (Matt. 23:27-28)
“And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition… Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.” (Mark 7:9,13)
According to Occult Theocrasy, the Pharisees assumed the outward appearance of religious scrupulosity all the while they were conducting pagan rites in secret, as did their antecedents, the elders of Judah, in the Temple of Solomon, as the Lord revealed to the prophet Ezekiel.
“Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry. He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations. And he brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked, behold a hole in the wall. Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here. So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about. And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth. He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD’S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.” (Ezekiel 8: 5-14)
Netchvolodow likens the Pharisees to our modern Freemasons, whose Gnostic and dominionist agenda were subversive of society. Compare Netchvolodow’s characterization of the Pharisees to our modern Zionists, i.e. the Judeo-Freemasons, who are secret practitioners of the Kabalah, while affecting to hold to the traditional beliefs of Judaism as set forth in the Old Testament.
“‘This group of intellectual pantheists was soon to acquire a directing influence over the Jewish nation. Nothing, moreover, likely to offend national sentiment ever appeared in their doctrines. However saturated with pantheistic Chaldeism they might have been, the Pharisees preserved their ethnic pride intact. This religion of Man divinised, which they had absorbed at Babylon, they conceived solely as applying to the profit of the Jew, the superior and predestined being. The promises of universal dominion which the orthodox Jew found in the Law, the Pharisees did not interpret in the sense of the reign of the God of Moses over the nations, but in that of a material domination to be imposed on the universe by the Jews. The awaited Messiah was no longer the Redeemer of original Sin, a spiritual victor who would lead the world, it was a temporal king, bloody with battle, who would make Israel master of the world and ‘drag all peoples under the wheels of his chariot’. The Pharisees did not ask this enslavement of the nations of a mystical Jehovah, which they continued worshipping in public, only as a concession to popular opinion, for they expected its eventual consummation to be achieved by the secular patience of Israel and the use of human means.
“‘Monstrously different from the ancient law were such principles as these, but they had nothing one could see, which might have rendered unpopular those who let them filter, drop by drop, among the Jews.
“The admirably conceived organization of the Pharisees did not fail soon to bear fruit.
“‘One cannot better define its action in the midst of Jewish society before Jesus Christ,’ said Mr. Flavien Brenier, ‘than in comparing it with that of the Freemasons in modern society.
“‘A carefully restricted membership tightly bound, imposing on their members the religion of ‘the secret’, the Pharisees pursued relentlessly their double aim which was:—
“‘1. The seizure of political power, by the possession of the great political offices (the influence of which was tremendous in the reconstituted Jewish nation) and the conquest of the Sanhedrin (Jewish parliament).
“‘2. To modify gradually the conceptions of the people in the direction of their secret doctrine…
“The second of these aims and its method of attainment is exposed in the so-called Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion so loudly denounced by the descendants of those who devised The Secret Doctrine in Israel, Israel here meaning the Jews as a religious community, most of whom remain quite ignorant of the intricate subversive schemes imputed to them.
“The attitude of Jesus Christ to this sect is definitely expressed in the New Testament (see Luke XI and John VIII’” (Ibid. pp.76-80)
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.” (Luke 11:44)
“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him…” (John 8:44)
Here is confirmation of a long-standing division within Jewry that is in evidence today between the Zionist High Cabal and the non-Zionist, Torah Jews, as well as the common Jew who knows nothing of the Cabalists’ diabolical schemes perpetrated upon the Gentile world and even upon their own race.
Another faction within Jewry associated with the Kabalah were the Essenes, a monastic community which lived in the desert of Qumran, the area near the Dead Sea which had formerly been Gomorrah. The Jewish Encyclopedia describes the cabalistic practices of the Essenes, which were Judaized elements of Eastern mystical traditions:
“So, too, were the Essenes familiar with the idea of the journey to heaven…and they were also masters of angelology. The practise of magic and incantation, the angelology and demonology, were borrowed from Babylonia, Persia, and Egypt; but these foreign elements were Judaized in the process, and took the form of the mystical adoration of the name of God and of speculations regarding the mysterious power of the Hebrew alphabet …, ‘the name of God creates and destroys worlds’), to become, finally, foundations of the philosophy of the ‘Sefer Yetzirah.’” (Jewish Encyclopedia)
According to the Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus, as cited in the Jewish Encyclopedia, the Essenes were guardians of the secret writings of the Cabala:
“In fact, the apocalyptic literature belonging to the second and first pre-Christian centuries contained the chief elements of the Cabala; and as, according to Josephus (l.c.), such writings were in the possession of the Essenes, and were jealously guarded by them against disclosure, for which they claimed a hoary antiquity (see Philo, ‘De Vita Contemplativa,’ iii., and Hippolytus, ‘Refutation of all Heresies,’ ix. 27)…” (Ibid.)
The Essenes claimed to be the legitimate ‘sons of Zadok’, or Temple priesthood. They are credited with writing the Dead Sea Scrolls which were discovered in 1945 and are now being promoted as the oldest known copies of Jewish scripture. According to a Coptic-Orthodox source, “Gnosis… is a key word in the scrolls of the Jewish Essene sect found at Qumran.” H.P. Blavatsky noted that the Essenes were pagan priests of the Greek goddess, Diana of Ephesus, where the Tanaim had established a college for instruction in the Chaldean mystery religion:
“Essenes… They had many Buddhistic ideas and practices; and it is noteworthy that the priests of the Great Mother at Ephesus, Diana-Bhavani with many breasts, were also denominated… It was at Ephesus where was the great College of the Essenes and all the lore the Tanaim had brought from the Chaldees… Essenes, believed in reincarnation.” (Theosophical Glossary, pp. 113-14; The Secret Doctrine, Vol. II, p. 111n)
The Masonic writers, Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas, are part of a great campaign to legitimize the Dead Sea Scrolls as the true scriptures and the Essenes as the rightful priesthood of Israel (based on personal sanctity rather than lineage). They further misrepresent Jesus and John the Baptist as high-ranking Essenes and the Qumran Community as the original Jerusalem Church:
“That the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, who we know call the Qumran Community, were Essenes is now beyond doubt; and that these people were the Nasoreans or the original Jerusalem Church…
“To us it seems inescapable that the man who was Jesus the Christ must have been a leading Qumranian figure during the crucial years of the third and fourth decades of the first century. The community’s numbers were tiny at that time, possibly no more than two hundred people, and perhaps there were little more than around four thousand Essenes in total. They…saw imminent salvation from their problems through holiness and, although they were not hereditary priests, through living a monastic existence. This involved a society that was extremely hierarchical, from the Guardian or Grand Master downwards…
“Initiation into the higher echelons required vows of secrecy that carried threat of horrible punishments should the secrets of the brotherhood be revealed to the outside world. This sounds like a highly Masonic practice… They wore white robes, took vows of poverty, swore to secrecy under threat of terrible punishment and claimed to possess secret knowledge…
“Finally the imagination of Ezekiel establishes the rules for the priesthood that would become the landmarks of the Essenes of Qumran. The legitimate priests of the sanctuary are to be the sons of Zadok, the erstwhile chief priest. Known to the people of Qumran as Zadokites, these sons of Zadok would wear white linen garments when they entered the inner court.” (The Hiram Key, pp. 54-58, 181)
Knight and Lomas also inadvertently reveal that an Essene monk will be the False Prophet who rises to power during the Tribulation period. Acclaimed as a “Teacher of Righteousness” and an “Interpreter of the Law,’ this Cabalist will “re-institute the proper worship” in the Temple of Jerusalem:
“Whoever the Teacher of Righteousness was, he must have been a pious, holy man and apparently was a priestly descendant of Zadok, who revealed to his Community that they were living in a time that would be ‘the end of days’ as predicted by the old prophets. Soon, he told them, God would crush His enemies in a final cosmic battle and usher in the new age of righteousness, and as the Community was the last remnant of true Israel—the people of Yahweh’s covenant—it would be they who would fight the battle and would return to Jerusalem to purify the Temple and re-institute proper worship.
“…God, however, will save His people by the hands of two messianic figures who will arise at the end of time; one from ‘the Branch of David’ and the other ‘the Interpreter of the Law’.” (Ibid., p. 201-2)
In The White Goddess, Robert Graves associated the Essenes with the apostate tribe of Dan, the tribe of Samson, the Nazarite who judged Israel: “I also suggest in King Jesus that the two mysterious Orders of the Essenes, Sampsonians and Helicaeans, were adepts in the calendar mysteries and were named after Samson…and the Helix, or cosmic circle.” (p. 150) It is possible that Samson’s riddle was a prophecy that, at a future time, the tribe of Dan would try to usurp the messianic lineage of the tribe of Judah and inaugurate a pagan messianic kingdom. [See: The Lost Tribe of Dan] Graves states previously, “Though Jews… they believed in the Western Paradise” which is a reference to Atlantis’ Isles of the Blest (p.149).
The Essenes, which appeared in Judea during the Hasmonean dynasty (the Maccabean revolt against the Greeks) and continued through the Herodian dynasty, abruptly disappeared after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Robert Graves stated in The White Goddess that the “Alexandrian Gnostics…were the spiritual heirs of the Essenes after Hadrian had suppressed the Order in 132 A.D.” (p.150)
THE ALEXANDRIAN GNOSTICS
Alexandria, Egypt was a center of interchange of religious ideas as well as the intellectual meeting point between the Jews and the Greeks. After the fall of Jerusalem, Alexandria would become the epicenter from which the Cabalist Jews, who had synthesized their Chaldean witchcraft with Neo-Platonic philosophy, would cloak the new Cabalism in Christian terminology and attempt to penetrate the fledgling Church with heresy. As the origins of the Cabala were documented in the Chaldean mystery religion, the Jewish Encyclopedia locates the source of Gnosticism in Jewish Cabalism:
“But especially does Gnosticism testify to the antiquity of the Cabala. Of Chaldean origin… Gnosticism was Jewish in character long before it became Christian… Gnosticism—that is, the cabalistic ‘Hokmah’ (wisdom)—seems to have been the first attempt on the part of the Jewish sages to give the empirical mystic lore, with the help of Platonic and Pythagorean or Stoic ideas, a speculative turn; hence the danger of heresy…of which the systems of Philo, an adept in Cabala…show many pitfalls…
“Jewish gnosticism unquestionably antedates Christianity, for Biblical exegesis had already reached an age of five hundred years by the first century C.E. Judaism had been in close contact with Babylonian-Persian ideas for at least that length of time, and for nearly as long a period with Hellenistic ideas. Magic, also, which,…was a not unimportant part of the doctrines and manifestations of gnosticism, largely occupied Jewish thinkers. There is, in general, no circle of ideas to which elements of gnosticism have been traced, and with which the Jews were not acquainted.” (Jewish Encyclopedia)
Since the “secret doctrine” of the Alexandrian Gnostics was simply a Christianized version of that found in the Cabala, we are not surprised to find many correspondences. In a nutshell, the Gnostic gospel is based on the Cabalistic quest for liberation from the material world, with the assistance of angels, of course.
“Closely connected herewith is the doctrine that the pious are enabled to ascend toward God even in this life, if they know how to free themselves from the trammels that bind the soul to the body (see Ascension). Thus were the first mystics enabled to disclose the mysteries of the world beyond. According to Anz, l.c., and Bousset, …the central doctrine of Gnosticism—a movement closely connected with Jewish mysticism—was nothing else than the attempt to liberate the soul and unite it with God. This conception explains the great prominence of angels and spirits in both the earlier and the later Jewish mysticism. Through the employment of mysteries, incantations, names of angels, etc., the mystic assures for himself the passage to God, and learns the holy words and formulas with which he overpowers the evil spirits that try to thwart and destroy him. Gaining thereby the mastery over them, he naturally wishes to exercise it even while still on earth, and tries to make the spirits serviceable to him.” (Jewish Encyclopedia)
Contemporary with Jesus Christ was Philo Judaeus (c. 30 BC-45 AD), a Hellenized Jew of Alexandria who is credited with first allegorizing Scripture and applying the mystical method to the Mosaic writings. Unrivaled in esoteric knowledge, according to Blavatsky, Philo was a member of the elitist Alexandrian society called the Therapeutae, also called “an esoteric circle of ‘illuminati’ of ‘wise men’.”
“Therapeutae. (Gr.) or Therapeutes. A school of Esotericists, which was an inner group within Alexandrian Judaism… They were ‘healers’ in the sense that some ‘Christian’ and ‘Mental’ Scientists, members of the [Theosophical Society], are healers, while they are at the same time good Theosophists and students of the esoteric sciences. Philo Judeaus calls them ‘servants of god’…‘an esoteric circle of illuminati,’ of ‘wise men’… They were contemplative Hellenistic Jews.’” (Theosophical Glossary, p.329)
The Jewish Encyclopedia states concerning the Therapeutae, “The members of the sect seem to have branched off from the Essene brotherhood.” Both of these Gnostic orders were Jewish ascetics who practiced celibacy based on the Gnostic belief that, since the material world is was created by an evil Demiurge, to reproduce is to merely to populate and perpetuate Satan’s evil world system. Professor Constantine Scouteris of the University of Athens describes the differences between the strict celibacy of the Therapeutae and less rigid Essene community:
“In his De Vita Contemplativa the Alexandrian Philo makes an extremely remarkable description of an ascetic community with which he was familiar and which was settled not far from Alexandria, namely above Lake Mareotis. Philo’s intention in this treatise is…to sketch the way of life of a specific monastic community of Egyptian Jewish ascetics. At the very beginning of his treatise, Philo notes the substantial contrast between the Therapeutae and another Jewish ascetic sect, the Essenes. The Essenes led a more practical and active life, while the Therapeutae were dedicated to contemplative life. One could observe also other differences between the two ascetic traditions. The Essenes were exclusively male communities while women participated in the communal gatherings of the Therapeutae communities. Although the Essene’s highly organized communal life involved great frugality, there is no conclusive evidence that it denied the lawfulness of marriage. The ascetic tradition of the Therapeutae, on the other hand, insisted on absolute sexual abstinence. The Therapeutae did not practice the Essene communistic way of life but lived separately as anchorites. They practiced renunciation of property, living a life of severe discipline, fasting and praying daily according to an established horarium.” (The Therapeutae of Philo)
After Philo’s death in 45 A.D., there arose in Alexandria the Society of Ormus, which meant “Sages of Light.” The founder of this society was Ormesuis, a Seraphic monk / Egyptian magus who was reportedly converted by St. Mark (a likely story) and proceeded to blend the mystery teachings and rites of the Egyptian priests with Christianity. According to Albert Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, this society merged with the Cabalist school of the Essenes and other Jews, presumably the Therapeutae. The Essenes who belonged to the Society of Ormus were part of the Essene Brotherhood based in Alexandria. The insignia of the Society of Ormus was a red cross.
“‘Their founder was a seraphic priest of Alexandria, a magus of Egypt named Ormesius, or ORMUS, who with six of his companions was converted in the year 96 by Saint Mark. He purified the doctrine of the Egyptians according to the precepts of Christianity, and founded the Society of ORMUS, that is to say, the Sages of Light, to the members of which he gave a red cross as a decoration. ABOUT THE SAME TIME THE ESSENES and other Jews founded a school of SOLOMONIC WISDOM, to which the disciples of ORMUS attached themselves. Then the society was divided into various Orders known as the Conservators of Mosaic Secrets, of Hermetic Secrets, etc. (45)’ (46).” (illumiGnosis, quoting Mackey II, p. 636)
Two centuries later, Philo’s method of allegorical interpretation of Scripture was taught by Clement and Origen in their catechetical school of Alexandria where they synthesized Neo-Platonism with Christianity to produce a Christianized version of Gnosticism. These misnamed “Church fathers” were ascetics, whose harsh treatment of the body is rejected by Scripture: “Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.” (Col. 2:23) In his History of the Christian Church, Philip Schaff described the basis of the false doctrine of asceticism as spiritual elitism akin to Gnosticism:
“The Alexandrian fathers furnished a theoretical basis for this asceticism in the distinction of a lower and higher morality, which corresponds to the Platonic or Pythagorean distinction between the life according to nature and the life above nature or the practical and contemplative life. It was previously suggested by Hermas about the middle of the second century. Tertullian made a corresponding opposite distinction of mortal and venial sins. Here was a source of serious practical errors, and an encouragement both to moral laxity and ascetic extravagance. The ascetics, and afterwards the monks, formed or claimed to be a moral nobility, a spiritual aristocracy, above the common Christian people; as the clergy stood in a separate caste of inviolable dignity above the laity, who were content with a lower grade of virtue. Clement of Alexandria, otherwise remarkable for his elevated ethical views, requires of the sage or gnostic, that he excel the plain Christian not only by higher knowledge, but also by higher, emotionless virtue, and stoical superiority to all bodily conditions; and he inclines to regard the body, with Plato, as the grave and fetter of the soul. How little he understood the Pauline doctrine of justification by faith, may be inferred from a passage in the Stromata, where be explains the word of Christ: ‘Thy faith hath saved thee,’ as referring, not to faith simply, but to the Jews only, who lived according to the law; as if faith was something to be added to the good works, instead of being the source and principle of the holy life. Origen goes still further, and propounds quite distinctly the catholic doctrine of two kinds of morality and piety, a lower for all Christians, and a higher for saints or the select few. He includes in the higher morality works of supererogation, i.e. works not enjoined indeed in the gospel, yet recommended as counsels of perfection, which were supposed to establish a peculiar merit and secure a higher degree of blessedness. He who does only what is required of all is an unprofitable servant; but he who does more, who performs, for example, what Paul, in 1 Cor. 7:25, merely recommends, concerning the single state, or like him, resigns his just claim to temporal remuneration for spiritual service, is called a good and faithful servant. Among these works were reckoned martyrdom, voluntary poverty, and voluntary celibacy.” (“Heretical and Catholic Asceticism”)
Here we see that the false doctrine of the so-called “Christian” Gnostics resembled the “salvation by works” taught by the Gnostic Jews at the Platonic schools in Alexandria. It is worth noting here that the Gnostic heresiarchs were Jews, a fact well-known to the true Church Fathers who were their contemporaries. This huge piece of the puzzle has been missing in the sanitized accounts of the Gnostics disseminated to the Gentile world, but is readily available in the Jewish Encyclopedia:
“It is a noteworthy fact that heads of gnostic schools and founders of gnostic systems are designated as Jews by the Church Fathers. Some derive all heresies, including those of gnosticism, from Judaism … It must furthermore be noted that Hebrew words and names of God provide the skeleton for several gnostic systems… This fact proves at least that the principal elements of gnosticism were derived from Jewish speculation, while it does not preclude the possibility of new wine having been poured into old bottles.” (“Gnosticism”)
Irenaeus, whose treatise, Against Heresies, was directed against the Gnostics, indicted apostate Jews as the inventors of this heresy:
“Arising among these men, Saturninus (who was of that Antioch which is near Daphne) and Basilides laid hold of some favourable opportunities, and promulgated different systems of doctrine—the one in Syria, the other at Alexandria… These men, moreover, practise magic; and use images, incantations, invocations, and every other kind of curious art… They declare that they are no longer Jews, and that they are not yet Christians; and that it is not at all fitting to speak openly of their mysteries, but right to keep them secret by preserving silence.” (Against Heresies, Book I, Ch. XXIV)
The Plot Against the Church, a history of Jewish infiltration of the Catholic Church by Maurice Pinay (a pseudonym for a team of Catholic priests), documents from various sources the foundation of Gnosticism to be the Jewish Cabala, and the Alexandrian Gnostics to be Jewish Cabalists.
“Matter, the renowned historian of Gnosticism reports to us that the leading Jewish personages, the Alexandrian philosophers Filon and Aristobulus, who were completely and utterly true to the religion of their fathers, resolved to deck themselves out with the remains of other systems and make a way clear to Jewry for enormous conquests; both were also leaders of Gnosticism and Cabbalists…
“The said author explains: ‘that ‘The Cabbala’ existed before Gnosticism, is an opinion which the Christian writers little understand, but which the scholars of Judaism admit with true certainty’; they also assert, that Gnosticism was not exactly a falling away from Christianity but a compilation of systems, in which several Christian elements were taken up…
“In his confirmation that Cabbalists founded Gnosticism, the famous historian of Freemasonry, Ragon, reports that: ‘The Cabbala’ is the key of the secret sciences. The Gnostics emanated from the ‘Cabbalists’. The ‘Jewish Encyclopedia’ asserts that Gnosticism had a ‘Jewish character,’ before it was transformed into the Christian…
“…On the other hand, the ‘Encyclopedia Judaica Castellana’ alludes to the fact, that:
“The original Gnosticism, both the Christian as well as the Jewish, used Hebrew names in its system and that it even based its opposition upon Biblical ideas, points to Jewish origin. It says in addition that it influenced the later development of the ‘Cabala’…” 525:262-3
Perhaps the most influential of the arch heretics was Valentinus, whose Gnostic school endured for over 600 years and whose belief system exists even today. Valentinus, a Jew born in Egypt around 100 A.D., was educated in Alexandria where he became a disciple of one Theudas who claimed to have been a disciple of the apostle Paul who privately taught the “hidden wisdom” to his inner circle. Typical of the early Gnostics, Valentinus also claimed to have had a vision of the risen Christ, after which he commenced his career as a teacher at Alexandria (c. 120 AD). The truth about Valentinus’ conversion is more available in historical accounts of the Romans’ brutal suppression of Jewish sedition in Egypt in 118 A.D.
“Decimated by Roman troops deployed in the Jewish quarters, with their urban and religious organisation shattered, remnants of Egyptian Jewry metamorphosed into embryonic Christians (‘… in the eyes of the local Greeks, Christianity was just another brand of Judaism.’ – Irshai.) Notable among them was a young man – he would have been about eighteen at the time of the insurrection – studying in the very city of Alexandria and witness to the carnage: Valentinus. Another was Basilides. Following in the tradition of synthesis and syncretism of long-standing in Alexandria (e.g. Philo a generation earlier), these ‘proto-Christian theorists’, Valentinus and Basilides competed against each other, had their own cult followings, and produced their own ‘gospels’.”
Valentinian Gnosticism attracted a large number of adherents in Egypt and Syria. In 136 AD, Valentinus relocated to Rome where he founded another school and rose to prominence throughout Europe. Maurice Pinay recounted the powerful refutation of this adversary of the Christian faith by Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 130-202):
“…The evidence of the Church Fathers completes the total picture of proofs…in order to show that Gnosticism was the work of Jewry; for they name several of the leaders of the Gnostic schools as Jews…
“…Saint Ireneus, described Valentinus, a Jew from Alexandria, as leader of the Gnostics…
“The most dangerous of all…secret sects for Christianity was directed by the crypto-Jew Valentinus, who was the type of classical member of the ‘Fifth Column.’ For he was outwardly active as true Christian and spread disintegration in Holy Church, by spreading out his disastrous sect. At first he had the city of Alexandria as chief bulwark, but towards the middle of the second century he went to Rome with the intention of undermining Christianity in the capital of the Empire itself. The Valentinians seriously threatened to disintegrate Holy Church from within, which finally in order to nullify the disastrous work of this false Christian, a true Jew of the ‘Fifth Column,’ cast him out of its bosom…
“The Gnostics had mystery plays and initiations. Tertullian assures us, that the sects of the Valentinians destroyed the Mystery plays in Eleusis and made a ‘sanctuary of prostitution’ out of them. And we must not forget, that Valentine, the false Christ and crypto-Jew from Alexandria was revealed by the Saint Irenaeus as leader of the Gnostics, whose sects according to several people were directed by one and the same power…
“That great leader, who appeared in the Church, in order to combat Gnosticism and to triumph over it, was in fact Saint Irenaeus, who thoroughly studied its disastrous sects and their dark teachings and mercilessly fought them in word and deed. Simultaneously he attacked the Jews, whom he described as leaders of this disintegrating underground movement,  whose strongest and most dangerous sect for Christianity was that of the Valentinians, which was led by Valentinius, behind whose false Christianity Saint Ireneus discovered the Jewish identity.
“Thanks to the manly and ceaseless labour of Saint Ireneus, Holy Church was successful in triumphing over the Gnosis, which for rising Christianity was a more threatening internal danger than the grave external intrigues which were then represented through the frontal attacks of the synagogue and its intrigues… Naturally, the existence of a devout and very combative clergy, to whom indulgence was disguised with the cloak of peaceful coexistence or of diplomacy was not known, had the effect that Holy Church emerged victorious from this terrible struggle, in which it completely overcame its foes: Jewry, Jewish Gnosticism and Roman paganism…
“ His work Adversus Haereses is especially important.” (The Plot Against the Church, pp. 262-8)
In 143 A.D. Valentinus was a candidate for the office of bishop of Rome, but upon being passed over for that position he left the Christian community. About the time of Valentinus, another arch heretic, Marcion, arrived in Rome. Irenaeus wrote of his official rejection by the Church at Rome, which was under the oversight of bishops (not “popes”):
“For Valentinus came to Rome in the time of Hyginus, flourished under Pius, and remained until Anicetus. Cerdon, too, Marcion’s predecessor, himself arrived in the time of Hyginus, who was the ninth bishop. Coming frequently into the Church, and making public confession, he thus remained, one time teaching in secret, and then again making public confession; but at last, having been denounced for corrupt teaching, he was excommunicated from the assembly of the brethren.”
After Valentinus’ death, his disciples developed his ideas into a system which they spread throughout the Roman Empire. In his work, “Valentinus: A Gnostic for All Seasons,” Stephan A. Hoeller theorizes as to the course of Christendom, had Valentinus become “Pope”:
“It is certainly a question of some interest what the course of Christian theology might have been had Valentinus been elected to the office of bishop of Rome. His hermeneutic vision combined with his superb sense of the mythical would have probably resulted in a general flowering of the Gnosis within the very fabric of the Church of Rome, and might have created an authoritative paradigm of Gnostic Christianity that could not have been easily exorcised for centuries, if at all.” (“The Almost Pope”)
During the first century, the apostle Paul had valiantly contended against the Judaizing heresy, giving no place to the unbelieving Jews who stalked him from city to city agitating the crowds as he preached the Gospel. “Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews…” (Acts 20:19)
The Interlinear Greek-English New Testament (Textus Receptus) translates the last phrase of verse 19 “plots of the Jews.” Verse 3 of this chapter mentions that the Jews who were involved in the uproar at Ephesus continued to plot against the disciples. “And having continued three months, having been made against them a plot by the Jews, being about to sail into Syria, arose a purpose to return through Macedonia.” The word “plot” suggests that the continual attacks on the Gospel were planned, as in a conspiracy: “Plot, n. [Abbrev. from complot.] 1. Any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a conspiracy; an intrigue…cabal” (Webster’s)
It seems that Jews were also infiltrating the churches, bringing their false doctrines with them; as Paul stated, these Jews were “false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage.” (Gal. 2:4) It is likely Paul anticipated that the Judaizing heresy, which had appeared in Corinth and Galatia, would eventually manifest in other churches, and especially in Rome, the center and seat of earthly power and government. For this reason, the doctrinal position of the Christian community in Rome, whose power and influence was destined only to increase, would carry great weight in deciding the Judaizing controversy. This may explain why Paul’s epistle to the Romans was a defense of the fundamental doctrine of “the righteousness which is of faith” as contrasted with the Jewish concept of righteousness which is “of the law”.
“For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth… That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Rom.10:2-4,9)
Tragically, before his departure from Ephesus to Jerusalem, whence he would appeal to appear before Caesar in Rome, Paul prophesied that the Christian churches would be infiltrated by heretics, chief among whom were the Judaizers.
For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:20)
Before departing on his final journey to Rome, Paul also commended the believers to the “word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified” (v.30) as opposed to the “works of the law” by which no flesh is justified. (Gal.2:16)
JEWISH COMMUNITY IN ROME
During the time of Christ and the early Church period there was a sizeable Jewish community in Rome, estimated at 40,000 Jews. Josephus mentioned a lawsuit that involved 8,000 Jews in Rome during the reign of Caesar Augustus (44 BC-14.AD), presumably adult men each with a family of at least four or five members. (Jewish Antiquities, Vol. II, p. 80) The number of Jews in Rome increased considerably after the mass deportation of captives from Jerusalem following its destruction in 70 A.D.
There was also a thriving Jewish community in the area which became the Vatican. According to “The Vatican & Rome as elements of apocalyptic discourse”: “The origins of the ‘Cittá del Vaticano’ are as an unpleasant neighborhood outside the city walls populated by Jews and beginning in the first century by (Jewish) Christians and still later by the persecuted Gentile converts to the Christian sect.” The Latin word “Vatican” means “divining serpent” (see Papal Crest Dragon):
“The word ‘Vatican’ literally means ‘Divining Serpent,’ and is derived from Vatis=Diviner and Can=Serpent. Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica were built on the ancient pagan site called in Latin vaticanus mons or vaticanus collis, which means hill or mountain of prophecy. Coins minted in Vatican City often bear the inscription ‘CITTÁ DEL VATICANO’, which means City of Prophecy.” (The Wine of Babylon)
The Jewish community in Rome dates at least as far back as the Maccabees, who had cordial relations with Rome and received pledges of Roman friendship and protection. (See: Jews become allies of Rome) Jewish culture prospered in Rome during the early centuries of first millennium, even to the extent that Jews held government positions and received favored treatment from the Caesars. It was not until Constantine the Great, who reigned as emperor from 306 to 336, that Jews were proscribed from holding state offices, owning slaves or testifying in court against Christians, among other restrictions. The Jewish Virtual Library reveals the influence and status of the Jewish community in Rome.
“The Jewish community in Rome is known to be the oldest Jewish community in Europe and also one of the oldest continuous Jewish settlements in the world, dating back to 161 B.C.E. when Jason ben Eleazar and Eupolemus ben Johanan came as envoys of Judah Maccabee. Other delegations were sent by the Hasmonean rulers in 150 and 139 B.C.E. After the Romans invaded Judea in 63 B.C.E., Jewish prisoners of war were brought to Rome as slaves, Jewish delegates came to Rome on diplomatic missions and Jewish merchants traveled to Rome seeking business opportunities. Many of those who visited Rome stayed and the Jewish population began to grow.
“While the treatment of Jews by the Romans in Palestine was often harsh, relations with the rulers in Rome were generally much better. Julius Caesar, for example, was known to be a friend of the Jews; he allowed them to settle anywhere in the Roman Empire. According to historians, when Caesar was assassinated by Brutus in 44 B.C.E., Roman Jews spent day and night at Caesar’s tomb, weeping over his death. His successor, Augustus, also acted favorably toward the Jews and even scheduled his grain distribution so that it would not interfere with the Jewish Sabbath. Two synagogues were founded by slaves who had been freed by Augustus (14 C.E.) and by Agrippa (12 B.C.E.)…
“From the second half of the first century C.E., the Roman Jewish community became firmly established. A majority of the community were shopkeepers, craftsman and peddlers, but other Jews became poets, physicians and actors… Evidence has been found that twelve synagogues were functioning during this period.”
Always industrious and enterprising, the Jews used Rome as a base to gain influence throughout Europe,. Their success was largely achieved through finance, and especially usury, the charging of excessive interest on loans by means of which wealthy Jews would eventually enslave the European monarchies. As the headquarters of the empire, Rome was strategic to the European operations of the Jewish elite. The scheme employed in the takeover of Rome is revealed by the two Jewish “converts” to Roman Catholicism who became priests:
Usury for Power…
“The human causes of [the persecution of Jews], unique in history, are witnessed by the Jews’ insatiable appetite for turning to usury to gain power through betrayal in order to dominate, and whenever possible, to take over and overthrow the State.
“In every country, this immutable law of Hebrew prosperity in every country is always to the detriment of the well being and liberty of the inhabitants. Many years before Rome fell into the claws of history, the famous Lemann brothers, who converted from Judaism and became priests of the Catholic Church, in one of their works, which merits meditation, wrote:
“‘O Israelites of Rome, we understand the attitude of our people. If you are conceded the right of possession which you invoke, we wager that, within thirty to fifty years from now, Rome will be in your hands.’ (ff. Rome et les juives. ‘Rome and the Jews’)
“And so the prophecy came to pass. The city of Rome fell quickly into the abyss, and was economically and materially subjugated to the Jews, as were all of the major cities of the great nations of Europe.” (La Civilta Cattolica)
It was into this prospering Jewish community at Rome that the Gospel of Jesus Christ made an entrance, for the it is recorded in Acts 18:2 that, while in Corinth, Paul “found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.” A Commentary on Romans by James R. Edwards alludes to the tensions between the Jews and Gentile converts in Rome who, at the council of Jerusalem, as recorded in Acts 15, had been officially released from the Mosaic Law.
“The Edict of Claudius. Claudius, who ruled Rome from AD 41 to 54, found the Pax Romana threatened by Jewish disturbances from Rome to distant Egypt. In his first year of office he imposed a restraining order on the Jews, ‘forbidding them to meet together in accordance with their ancestral way of life.’ Eight years later, in AD 49, he cracked down on foreigners in general. The Roman historian Suetonius says, ‘Since the Jews constantly made disturbances at the instigation of Chrestus, (Claudius) expelled them from Rome.’…
“The expulsion of Jews from Rome dramatically changed the constituency of the fledgling Christian communities there. A movement that from its inception had identified more or less with Judaism was now confronted with a predominantly, if not exclusively, Gentile Christian membership. Freed from the influence of scrupulous Jewish Christians, particularly in dietary matters, the Gentile Christian communities would have grown numerically stronger. But more importantly, they more than likely developed a distinctly antinomian consciousness during the absence of their Jewish Christian counterparts. How long this situation lasted we cannot say, but the five years between the proclamation of the edict in AD 49 and Claudius’ death in AD 54 is a reasonable guess.
“This changed when Claudius died and the edict lapsed. It is not difficult to imagine the difficulties which must have ensued when Jewish Christians returning from exile tried to reestablish themselves in Christian communities that had since matured in Gentile character, especially regarding laxness toward the Torah. Paul’s greetings at the end of Romans seem directed to several different (house) churches (see 16:5,14,15), the existence of which may be evidence of tensions between Jewish and Gentile Christians. If our dating of Romans is correct – and the date cannot have been more than a year or two away from AD 57 – then Romans was written only a few years after the onset of this social and religious maelstrom.” (pp. 8-11)
A maelstrom indeed ensued when Claudius was succeeded by the Emperor Nero who, in A.D. 64, launched the fierce persecutions of Christians that would continue for two hundred and fifty years. A World History website ascribes the Great Fire of Rome to Jewish fanatics, who shifted the blame to the Christians:
“An official investigation concluded that the fire had been started by Jewish fanatics. This put the Jewish community in Rome in danger, and Jewish leaders in Rome may have tried to avert this danger by describing to authorities the difference between themselves and the Christians. The leaders of Jews in Rome could reach the emperor, Nero, through his new wife, Sabina Poppaea. Nero learned of the separate identity of those Jews who were followers of Jesus, and he put blame on them for the fire.”
It was Constantine the Great whose Edict of Milan in 313 ended the persecution of Christians and legalized the worship of Jesus Christ. At the same time, Constantine also obstructed Jewish ascendancy in the Roman Empire.
“The Jewish position in Rome began to deteriorate during the reign of Constantine the Great (306-336), who enacted laws limiting the rights of Jews as citizens… Some of the relevant decrees in these codes include prohibitions against making proselytes, intermarriage, owning slaves (slave labor was very common and this prohibition severely restricted the economic life of the Jews), holding any esteemed position in the Roman state, building new synagogues and testifying against Orthodox Christians in court.” (Jewish Virtual Library)
Was there an inverse relationship between the two traditions — Judaism and Christianity — so that the expanding influence of one negatively affected the numerical growth of the other? And can it be that Constantine’s conversion and outlawing of Jewish operations against the Christians is the reason this Roman emperor consistently receives bad press from the intellectual community?
It is difficult to resist the suspicion that Jews, certain of whom held positions in the Roman state before Constantine, may have been behind the persecution of Christians, accusing them to the Roman emperors as the Jews accused Paul and Silas to the rulers of Thessalonica, “…these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus.” (Acts 17:7) The issue of allegiance to Jesus Christ as God in preference to Caesar also recalls the charge which the chief priests and scribes leveled against Jesus Himself when He stood before Pilate: “We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.” (Luke 23:2)
Having failed to eradicate Christianity by way of extermination, is it possible the Jews then tried to destroy the Christian faith by other means? In very fact, this was the case, according to Maurice Pinay:
“Gnosis…for rising Christianity was a more threatening internal danger than the grave external intrigues which were then represented through the frontal attacks of the synagogue and its intrigues. The latter attained, as we have already observed, that the whole power of the Roman Empire was applied with its terrible persecutions, as a result of which there were so many martyrs for Christianity. These facts prove, that from its first beginnings onwards the activity of the Jewish ‘Fifth Column’ which had penetrated into its interior, was far more dangerous than that of external foes.” (The Plot Against the Church, p. 268)
Although Constantine restricted Jewish power and influence, the last of his direct descendants to become Roman Emperor favored the Jewish religion to the extent that he made plans to rebuild Jerusalem and the Temple of Solomon. The deeds of Julian the Apostate are favorably recorded by Jewish historians such as H. Graetz, whose History of the Jews was cited by Pinay:
“In the year 360 Julian, a cousin of Constantine, was proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army. Constantine, who had prepared for battle against him, died on the way; this made easier the final victory for Julian and his proclamation as Emperor of the Orient and Occident. The policy of Julian had three principle aims: I. To renew the Pagan belief and to again declare it a state religion of the Empire, so that Rome which according to his view had declined through Christianity, might return to its old glory. II. To destroy Christianity. III. To concede to Jewry its old positions, from which it had been expelled by Constantine and his sons; even the rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon was to be arranged…
“The famous Jewish historian says of Julian:…that Julian paid great admiration to the Jewish religion and confirms that ‘the period of government by Julian…was a time of highest fortune for the Jews of the Roman Empire…’
“Graetz likewise establishes that Julian called the leader of Jewry in the Empire, the patriarch Hillel, literally ‘his respected friend,’ and promised him in a personal letter to make an end of the misdeeds committed by the Christian Emperors against the Jews. Further, Julian made all necessary preparations in order to begin the rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem. He addressed a letter to all Jewish congregations of the Empire, in which he spoke in friendly way of the leader of Jewry in the Empire, the Patriarch Julos (Hillel), as his brother. He promised the abolition of the high taxes laid upon the Israelites by the Christians, guaranteed that in the future none should accuse them of blasphemy, promised freedom and security and promised to have Jerusalem rebuilt at his expense, as soon as he returned victorious from the Persian war. For the rebuilding of the Temple of Jerusalem Julian commissioned his best friend, Alypius of Antioch, to whom he gave instructions to spare no expense, and commanded the governors of Palestine and Syria, to assist with everything necessary…” (pp. 285-6)
The death of Julian in 363 A.D. curtailed plans for rebuilding Solomon’s Temple; however, the Jewish Virtual Library boasts of a Hebrew revival in Rome in the centuries which followed:
“During this period there was a revival of Hebrew studies in Rome, centered around the local yeshiva, Metivta de Mata Romi. A number of well-known scholars, Rabbi Kalonymus b. Moses and Rabbi Jacob ‘Gaon’ and Rabbi Nathan b. Jehil (who wrote a great talmudic dictionary, the Arukh), contributed to Jewish learning and development. Roman Jewish traditions followed those practiced in the Land of Israel and the liturgical customs started in Rome spread throughout Italy and the rest of the world.”
Did the abovementioned Jewish “liturgical customs” which started in Rome somehow find their way into the Church at Rome? Were they little by little incorporated into its worship, which gradually developed into the Roman Catholic Mass? It may come as a surprise to many Catholics that the Catholic Encyclopedia officially defines the Catholic liturgy as a carryover from the Mosaic Law:
“…the word liturgy…is used for the public service of the temple…the function of the priests, the ritual service of the temple… So in Christian use liturgy meant the public official service of the Church, that corresponded to the official service of the Temple in the Old Law.”
After which we find a startling admission, viz., that the Mass was “a Christianized synagogue service” conducted by “learned elders”:
“The Eucharist was always celebrated at the end of a service of lessons, psalms, prayers, and preaching, which was itself merely a continuation of the service of the synagogue. So we have everywhere this double function; first a synagogue service Christianized, in which the holy books were read, psalms were sung, prayers said by the bishop in the name of all (the people answering ‘Amen’ in Hebrew, as had their Jewish forefathers), and homilies, explanations of what had been read, were made by the bishop or priests, just as they had been made in the synagogues by the learned men and elders (e. g., Luke, iv, 16-27)… The likeness between the prayers of thanksgiving (ix-x) and the Jewish forms for blessing bread and wine on the Sabbath (given in the ‘Berakoth’ treatise of the Talmud; cf. Sabatier, ‘La Didache’, Paris, 1885, p. 99) points obviously to derivation from them.”
Little wonder that one Jewish convert to Roman Catholicism made the astounding statement that entering the Catholic Church was not a “conversion” experience for him, but rather a continuation of Judaism. Roy Schoeman, the author of Salvation is from the Jews, confirms as well that the Mass is based on the Jewish ceremonial worship and that Catholic theology is based on the Old Testament!
“As a Jew coming to the Catholic Church, it was natural for me to find the relationship between Judaism and the Catholic Church among the most interesting things in the world. It was obvious to me that for a Jew to enter the Catholic Church wasn’t a matter of conversion at all, but was rather simply coming into the fullness of Judaism — into the form that Judaism took after the coming of the Jewish Messiah.
“Although Catholics are aware of this in principle, they often don’t think of the Catholic Church as the continuation of Judaism after the Messiah… It’s everywhere you look. It’s obviously in the Sacrifice of the Mass and the way the Mass is prefigured in Jewish ceremonial worship. It’s in the role that the Old Testament, Jewish Scripture have in Catholic theology and the structure of the Catholic Faith.” [Seattle Catholic]
A listing of parallels between Roman Catholicism and Judaism, which have analogues in the Eastern Orthodox Church as well, presented us with the startling prospect that Roman Catholicism may have been a Judaized form of Christianity from its inception. In the list of traditions below, links to the Catholic Encyclopedia show that the Roman Catholic Church justifies most of its practices by appealing to the Old Testament. Even in cases where the New Testament is cited as justification, these practices are not required under the New Covenant but have their basis in Judaism.
Priesthood (cf. Levitical priesthood/mediators between God and men)
Pope (cf. Jewish High Priest)
College of Cardinals (70) (cf. seventy elders of Moses/Deut.17:8)
Confession of sins to priest for forgiveness (cf. Lev.5:5)
Daily sacrifice of the Mass (cf. Daily burnt offering / Heb.10:11)
Altar vessels of gold and silver
Vestments for priests
Cardinals’ skullcap (cf. Jewish yarmulke)
Offertory (cf. Offerings)
Church buildings for worship (cf. Temple)
Liturgy (cf. service of the Temple)
Sunday obligation (cf. Sabbath observance)
Ecclesiastical Feasts (cf. Jewish feasts)
Works-based salvation (cf. Mosaic Law)
Sacrament of infant baptism (cf. Rite of Circumcision / Talmud)
Wafer-only Communion (cf. Manna/Shew Bread)
Sacrament of Confirmation (cf. Jewish Bar/Bat Mitzvah)
Holy water font (cf. The Laver / Exodus 40)
No salvation outside the (Catholic) Church (Gentiles must convert to Judaism to be saved)
The following Roman Catholic traditions were not part of the Mosaic Law but were adopted by the Israelites in their apostasy:
Traditions of men (Mark 7:6-13)
Vain repetitions (Lip service (Isa.29:13)
Veneration of saints (Idolatry/pagan gods)
Worship of Mary as Mother of God (Jews worshipped Queen of Heaven / Jer. 44)
Statues/images (images on the walls of Solomon’s Temple) (Ezek 8:10)
Demotion of Jesus to Co-Redeemer (cf. Jews’ denial of Jesus as Messiah)
Preoccupation with Christ’s death rather than resurrection (Jews’ denial of Jesus’ resurrection)
The above is only a partial catalog of Jewish traditions found in Roman Catholicism. The sacerdotal (priesthood) and daily sacrificial systems alone strongly implicate the Roman Catholic Church as, not only a front for apostate Judaism, but as a vehicle for converting Christians, without their knowledge, to the very religious system that rejected Jesus Christ. One commentary compares the Roman Catholic teaching on salvation to that preached in Judaism:
“The Catholic perspective on salvation is largely ‘judaized’ Christianity. In the days of the Apostles, many Jewish Christians believed that Christians had to follow all the requirements of the Mosaic Law, e.g., circumcision, the system of offerings, going to a priest to have sins forgiven, making sacrifices as atonement for sins, etc. A system that requires some type of ‘priest’ to act as an intercessor between the layperson and God is known as a sacerdotal system (from the Latin word sacerdote, meaning ‘priest’.)”
The Epistle to the Hebrews was written to Jewish Christians, probably to the Church in Jerusalem, who professed the name of Jesus Christ but were still zealous to keep the Law. They were greatly persecution by unbelieving Jews as Hebrews 10:33-34 records:
“Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.”
The author of Hebrews wrote to elucidate how Jesus Christ had fulfilled all of the Law, thereby doing away with the Old Testament system which merely foreshadowed His effectual ministry as Savior. The writer strongly warned the Jewish Christians against returning to the Mosaic system, which would cause them to fall away from the true faith. Today the Roman Catholic Church is Satan’s “Exhibit A”, a worldwide system of paganized Judaism that is ‘Christian’ by profession only. Arno Gaebelein’s Annotated Bible conveys the great abyss that lies between the Roman Catholic apostasy and the pure doctrine of Christ set forth in the New Testament:
|“But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.” Hebrews 9:11-12“‘Christ is the perfect mediator. And therefore no earthly priesthood is needed. The attempt to introduce priestly mediation of sinful men between Christ and His people, whom He is not ashamed to call brethren is anti-Christian, the offspring of Satan. Adolph Saphir, the author of an able exposition of Hebrews has exposed the Romish blasphemy in aping the defunct Judaism in words, which are worthy to be quoted.
“‘What a marvellous confusion of Jewish, pagan, and Christian elements do we see here! Jewish things which have waxed old, and vanished away; preparatory and imperfect elements which the apostle does not scruple to call beggarly now that the fulness has come – revived without divine authority, and changed and perverted to suit circumstances for which they were never intended. Pagan things, appealing to the deep-seated and time-confirmed love of idolatry, and of sensuous and mere outward performances; the Babylonian worship of the Queen of Heaven; the intercession of saints and angels, the mechanical repetition of formulas, the superstitious regard of places, seasons, and relics. Buried among these elements are some relics of Christian truth, without which this ingenious fabric could not have existed so long, and influenced so many minds – a truth which in the merciful condescension of God is blessed to sustain the life of His chosen ones in the mystical Babylon.
“‘This so-called church, vast and imposing, opens its door wide, except to those who honor the Scriptures, and who magnify the Lord Jesus. It can forgive sins, and grant pardons and indulgences, extending the astounding assumption of jurisdiction even beyond the grave; yet it cannot bring peace to the wounded conscience, and renewal to the aching heart, because it never fully and simply declares the efficacy of the blood of Jesus, by which we obtain perfect remission, and the power of the Holy Ghost, who joins us to Christ. This community speaks of sacrifice, of altars, of priesthood, and stands between the people and the sanctuary above, the only High Priest, who by His sacrifice has entered for us into the holy of holies. And in our day this great apostasy has reached a point which we would fain regard as its culminating point, when it places the Virgin Mary by the side of the Lord Jesus as sinless and pure, and when it arrogates for man infallible authority over the heritage of God….’
“Verses 24-28. ‘For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.’ After His great sacrifice He entered heaven itself, where He now is, appearing in the presence of God for His people. ‘Nor yet that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place every year with blood of others; for then must He often have suffered since the foundation of the world, but now once in the consummation of the ages hath He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.’ The sacrifice He brought needs not to be repeated, it is all-sufficient for all eternity. If He were to offer again it would be necessary also to suffer again. Both are impossible. (The Romish assumption of the Lord’s Supper being a sacrifice and that the blasphemous mass is an unbloody sacrifice are completely refuted by verse 26, by this entire chapter and by the teaching of the New Testament.)”
In view of the striking parallels between Roman Catholicism and Judaism, it becomes apparent that Roman Catholicism represents, to a remarkable degree, the triumph of the Judaizers. How did it happen that the doctrines, rites and traditions of Judaism crept into the Church at Rome?
If Judaizers played a major role in the formation and establishment of the Roman Catholic Church, is it possible that Roman Catholicism was a Jewish project from the beginning? There is, in fact, a long and fascinating history of Jewish infiltration of the Roman Catholic Church which has been nonetheless, and by clever design, perceived as a Gentile institution. If Roman Catholicism was a project of Cabalist Jews for the purpose of subverting Christianity, it is conceivable that this Judaized Church has functioned for nearly two millennia as a covert branch of Judaism, whose handlers gradually and imperceptibly shifted Western Christendom to more advanced stages of apostasy than was possible during the vigilant period of the early Church when ecumenical councils convened to combat heresy, rather than to embrace it. At the present time it can be safely stated that the Roman Catholic Church is a merely a front for Judeo-Freemasonry to draw apostate Christendom into the messianic kingdom of the Antichrist.
There is also evidence that many of the pseudo-Christian religions were founded by Kabalist Jews. The founder of Mormonism, another Judaized version of Christianity, was Joseph Smith, who was a practitioner of Kabala and a Freemason:
“On March 15, 1842, Joe Smith became an Entered Apprentice Mason, and the next day he became a Master Mason. The usual thirty-day wait between degrees was waived by Abraham Jonas, Grandmaster of the Illinois Lodge. Joe Smith admitted to being a Mason in his History of the Church (vol. 4, p. 551).” (Masonic Roots of Mormonism)
Freemasonry is based on ancient paganism which the Israelites adopted from the Babylonian mystery religion and later developed into the Kabbala. (The Cabala) Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, a pioneer of Reform Judaism in America, stated in 1855: “Freemasonry is a Jewish establishment, whose history, grades, official appointments, passwords, and explanations are Jewish from beginning to end.”
Joseph Smith surrounded himself with 12 apostles of which his closest colleagues, Orson Hyde and Alexander Neibaur, were Jewish Cabalists. Lance Owens wrote of Neibaur’s intimate knowledge of the Cabala and his influence on Joseph Smith, who was most certainly a crypto-Jew:
“That Neibaur brought a knowledge of Kabbalah to Nauvoo has been mentioned in several studies of the period. For instance, Newel and Avery note in their biography of Emma Smith, ‘Through Alexander Neibaur, Joseph Smith had access to ancient Jewish rites called cabalism… That he not only knew something of Kabbalah, but apparently possessed a collection of original Jewish Kabbalistic works in Nauvoo, is however documented in material almost totally overlooked by Mormon historians.
“Can anyone familiar with the history and personality of Joseph Smith – the prophet who restored the secret knowledge and rituals conveyed to Adam, translated the works of Abraham, Enoch, and Moses, and retranslated Genesis – question that he would have been interested in the original version of this Jewish occult tradition? And here, in Neibaur, was a man who could share a version of that knowledge with him. Whatever the reasons for the similarities, it should be remembered that the Hermetic-Kabbalistic world view parallels Joseph’s vision of God in many particulars. Not only might Joseph have been interested in this material, but he would have noted how similar this sacred, secret tradition was with his own restoration of ancient truth. And perhaps Neibaur, on a religious quest – from Judaism and Kabbalah, Europe and England, to Christianity and Mormonism and a new home in Nauvoo – saw or even amplified that intrinsic sympathy in his explications of the tradition for Joseph.
“Whatever the reasons for the similarities, it should be remembered that the Hermetic-Kabbalistic world view parallels Joseph’s vision of God in many particulars. Not only might Joseph have been interested in this material, but he would have noted how similar this sacred, secret tradition was with his own restoration of ancient truth. And perhaps Neibaur, on a religious quest – from Judaism and Kabbalah, Europe and England, to Christianity and Mormonism and a new home in Nauvoo – saw or even amplified that intrinsic sympathy in his explications of the tradition for Joseph.
“Certainly the first text Joseph Smith would have confronted was the Zohar, the great heart of the Kabbalah. This is one of the works Neibaur cited repeatedly in his article and, as the central text of Kabbalah, is the key book any individual with Kabbalistic interests would have preserved in his library. Familiarity with the Zohar was a given for a Kabbalist, particularly one with knowledge of works as divergent as those cited by Neibaur, all of which expounded in some degree upon themes in the Zohar. If Neibaur had read to Joseph from any single text, or explained Kabbalistic concepts contained in a principal book, the Zohar would have been the book with which to start. This might explain why in 1844 Smith, in what may be his single greatest discourse and in the most important public statement of his theosophical vision, apparently quotes almost word for word from the first section of the Zohar.” (“Joseph Smith and Kabbalah: The Occult Connection”)
|Smith’s other Jewish apostle and close colleague, Orson Hyde, made a trip to Jerusalem in the 1830s to dedicate the restoration of Israel to the Jews. According to Ivan P. Barrett’s Joseph Smith and the Restoration:
“‘In 1823 only a handful of Jews lived in Palestine, and those who did had no rights under Turkish rule. The roots of Zionism in the Jewish communities of Europe were barely stirring and the thought of Jews gathering at all was virtually unheard of let alone a return of the Jews to the Land of Palestine. But from that very time on, the spiritual stirrings of the Zionist movement began in earnest. God was about to give to special ‘keys’ to modern prophets as he had done with ancient ones; ‘keys’ to move the nations.
“In 1831, only a year after the Church was organized by Joseph Smith, another young man with a prophetic call by the name of Orson Hyde, age 26, of Jewish ancestry, was confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by the Prophet Joseph. When Joseph laid his hands on the head of Orson Hyde he gave him a unique blessing where in he prophesied the following:
“In due time thou shalt go to Jerusalem, the land of they fathers, and be a watchman unto the House of Israel; and by thy hands shall the Most High do a great work, which shall prepare the way and greatly facilitate the gathering of that People.” (Barrett, p. 469)
| Assembly Hall Mormon Temple Square, Salt Lake City, Utah
(Notice the Six-Pointed Star above the entrance.)
Charles Taze Russell was the founder of Zion’s Watch Tower magazine in 1879, which evolved into the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Russell was strongly influenced by the teachings of Seventh Day Adventism, an anti-Trinitarian cult of the Arian school which observes the Jewish Sabbath. According to the Watchtower Observer, “Russell taught that the Jewish people and nation have a leading role in the Divine Plan for man, and accordingly during the year 1910 he spoke to vast Jewish audiences, comforting them according to the Scripture, Isa. 40:2… He encouraged them not to join the various churches of today but to wait for the fulfilment of the many Old Testament promises that they would be blessed as a nation. While they were yet a scattered and dispersed people, he said, upon the basis of these promises, that they would be regathered to Palestine and established as an independent nation.” Russell was regarded as a “Christian Zionist, often invited to speak before orthodox Jewish groups… In addition, his views on Zionism have been hailed by the likes of former Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and former United Nations Ambassador, Jeane Kirkpatrick.” (CTR: The Truth) Russell also promoted the Rothschild-funded ecumenical agenda in the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Watch Tower magazine:
“J. P. Morgan, the Rothschild’s representative in the United States, set up a trust fund to unite various Christian denominations. [Charles Taze] Russell…praises this in his January 1, 1911 [Watch Tower]… ‘Mr. Morgan’s well-known business capacity, exhibited in connection with financial trusts, encourages many to believe that he will accomplish the desired end in connection with the movement. More and more all denominations are craving a religious trust or federation and are becoming more and more willing to sacrifice doctrines and principles formerly held dear in order to accomplish the federation.’” – 215:538
Not content with the destruction of Christianity, the Cabalists have also been busy extinguishing Torah Judaism. In his 1957 book on the Zionist Movement, titled The Transformation, I. Domb describes “the shattering situation of contemporary Judaism in which ninety-five percent of the Jewish people have been removed from the way of the Torah. There has been a spread of heresy in an unparalleled magnitude, in order to avoid any challenge of the process, or perhaps what might be called the suppression of the faith, lest the process be disturbed.” Domb continues to describe the near extinction of Torah Judaism among world Jewry, a fact of which few Gentiles are aware:
“Some have been completely removed, others still stand on the borderline, and there are indeed others who from every motive of hatred and malice, seek to destroy all that their fathers had cherished. Even the small minority, of those who have remained loyal to the observance of the Torah in practice, has been disturbed in its way of thought, attacked by a flood of distortion, demoralized, bewildered by errors, falsehoods and slanders.
“The very small section that remains untouched by all these tendencies is not only small but helpless. It lacks the means of publicity which are required to defend the genuine Torah point of view with clear statement widely distributed. The result is that the Jewish reader is deprived of the opportunity of finding out how the Torah demands that he should regard his plight and his obligations. He is thus allowed to fall a victim to opposing claims. Particularly is this true of those Jews whose reading is more or less confined to the English language. To their ears fail to find their way even the feeble protests that are made from time to time, from somewhere on the other side.” (The Transformation, Preface)
It is understandable how Cabalist Jews could subvert the faith of their Jewish brethren, but how is such deception on a grand scale possible? Jews who apostatized from the God of Israel and the Torah into pagan worship of strange gods set about to destroy the monotheistic faiths of Torah Judaism, Christianity and even Islam, about which more will be said later. These Cabalists were guided by evil spirits and equipped with supernatural powers, by means of the magical arts they studied, to infiltrate and take control of the Gentile institutions. This modus operandi was described by Edith Starr Miller:
“The obligations and rules of the rite for the Jewish masses are contained in the Talmud and Schulchan Aruk, but the esoteric teachings of the higher initiates are to be found in the Cabala. Therein are contained the mysterious rites for evocations, the indications and keys to practices for conjuration of supernatural forces, the science of numbers, astrology, etc.
“The practical application of the Cabalist knowledge is manifested in the use made of it, through the ages, by Jews to gain influence both in the higher spheres of Gentile life and over the masses. Sovereigns and Popes, both, usually had one or more Jews as astrologers and advisers, and they frequently gave Jews control over their very life by employing them as physicians. Political power was thus gained by Jews in almost every Gentile country alongside with financial power, since Jewish court-bankers manipulated state funds and taxes.
“Through the ages also, can be followed the spreading power of the sect, and no more awful example of the devastating and destructive power of the penetration of a secret subversive society has ever been witnessed.
“With its B’nai B’rith Supreme Council as the directing head, the sect with its members swarming among all nations has become the sovereign power ruling in the councils of all nations and governing their political, economic, religious and educational policies.” (Occult Theocrasy, p. 76)
During the Middle Ages, the infiltration and conquest of Christendom was achieved by two methods. The Inquisition, which started in Spain in 1478, forced multitudes of Jews to renounce Judaism and to embrace Catholicism; these “converts” were called Conversos. Conversos typically went through the motions of the Roman Catholic religion, but remained Jews inwardly and practiced their Jewish rites in the privacy of their homes.
Other Jews, called Marranos (swine), feigned conversion to Christianity and practiced Roman Catholicism outwardly, while practicing Judaism, or Cabalism, privately. A number of Marranos took positions in the clergy. The motive of Conversos was self-preservation; the Marranos, destruction of the Church and all things Christian. The result of these parallel operations was the Jewish occupation of the Roman Catholic Church and its transformation into “MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.” The King James translation of Revelation 17 describes MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT as the “great whore” and “that great city which sits upon seven mountains” (v.9).
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters… So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration… The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth... And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues… And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”
In this passage, the word “mystery” identifies this entity as a mystery religion. “Babylon the Great” locates the origin of this mystery religion in ancient Babylon. “That great city” which sits upon “seven mountains” pinpoints the location of the Great Whore in Rome, which is known historically as the City on Seven Hills. The only religious system that presently answers to “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT” as described in Revelation 17 is the Roman Catholic Church.
Since the Reformation, volumes have been written concerning the enormities of the Catholic Church — the centuries of the Inquisition with its tortures and bloodshed, wars of conquest and genocide, the promulgation of false doctrines and pagan traditions, sexual perversion and abuse within the clergy, not to mention the vast wealth of the Vatican, which has extorted money from widows and orphans to subsidize the lavish lifestyles of the popes and their papal courts, all of whom live like royalty whilst multitudes of their subjects dwell in abject poverty. Yet by far the worst abuse of the Roman Whore has been its distortion of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and withholding the Word of God from “peoples, and multitudes, and nations” many of whom will therefore spend eternity in Hell.
The scandalous deeds of the Great Whore are well-documented facts of history. What is less well understood is how the Babylonian mysteries found their way into the Church of Rome, thereby meriting God’s assessment as MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT. This report hopes to demonstrate that the real history of the Roman Catholic Church differs appreciably from the official fabrication circulated by the ubiquitous propaganda mills, which are under the direction of the Jewish power elite. As I. Domb wrote, “Those who possess the financial means can through their effective disposal, almost completely predominate over everything and everybody.”
Evidence of infiltration of the Roman Catholic Church by great masses of European Jewry is found in numerous independent sources, of which we shall consider a few starting with portions of The Plot Against the Church. Typical of Catholic anti-Judaism, the authors fulminate against Jewish infiltration of the Church, but seem blind to the fact that “Holy Catholic Church” was a Judaized form of Christianity from its inception.
“The lasting victory of the Jewish-Freemasonic and Jewish Communist revolution since the end of the 18th century up to our days is…to be attributed to that neither the Holy Catholic Church nor the separated Churches have fought effectively against the ‘Jewish Fifth Column,’ which has smuggled itself into their bosom.
“This ‘Fifth column’ is formed by the descendants of the Jews who in earlier centuries were converted to Christianity and seemingly held in enthusiastic manner to the religion of Christ, while in secret they preserved their Jewish belief and carried out clandestinely the Jewish rites and ceremonies. For this purpose they organized themselves into communities and secret synagogues, which were active centuries-long in secret. These apparent Christians, but secret Jews, began centuries ago to infiltrate the Christian society, in order to attempt to control it from within. For this reason they sowed false doctrine and differences of opinion and even attempted to gain control of the clergy in the different churches of Christ. With all this, they applied the cunning of introducing crypto-Jewish Christians into the seminaries of the priesthood, who could gain admission into the honorary offices in the Holy Catholic Church and then into the dissident churches, upon whose division these secret Jews had so much influence.” (The Plot Against the Church, pp. 235-36)
The priests have alluded to a dialectical operation conducted by crypto-Jews, who sowed false doctrine and differences of opinion in the Church by introducing heresies. These movements were often highly Judaized, Gnostic movements.
“In the Middle Ages, the Popes and Councils were successful in destroying the Jewish revolutionary movements which appeared within Christianity in the form of false teaching and which were introduced by seeming Christians but by Jews in secret. The latter then recruited upright and good Christians for the arising heretical movement by persuading the latter in a crafty way.
“The secret Jews organized and controlled in secret manner the movements, which were the creative and driving-force of wicked false teachings, such as those of the ‘Catarensers,’ of the ‘Patarines,’ of the ‘Albignensians,’ of the ‘Hussites,’ of the ‘Illuminati’ and others.” (The Plot Against the Church, p.236)
Crypto-Jews also gained entrance to the highest offices of the Roman Church without being detected, as well as the political and economic institutions of Western Europe.
“The work of these Jews smuggled as ‘Fifth Column’ into the bosom of the Church of Christ was made easier through the hypocritical conversion to Christianity or that of their forefathers. In addition, they laid aside their Jewish surnames and took on very Christian names, which were embellished with the surnames of their godfathers. Thus they were successful in mixing with the Christian society and taking possession of the names of the leading families of France, Italy, England, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland and the other lands of Christian Europe. With this system, they were successful in penetrating into the bosom of Christianity itself, in order to destroy it from within and to destroy the core of the religious, political and economic institutions…
“…However, what called forth most scandal was the fact, that these secret Jews introduced their sons into the established clergy and monasteries, and in fact with such good result that many of them attained the dignity of abbot, bishop and other leading personages.” (The Plot Against the Church, p.237)
Jewish supremacy over the Gentiles was a direct result of the Cabalists’ infiltration of the Papacy, as well as the nobility of Europe. However, the Catholic priests do greatly err when they state: “…Holy Church, every time an heretical or estranged bishop or cardinal or a false pope appeared, regarded it as unavoidable to unmask them publicly, in order to prevent them dragging the faithful into further misfortune.” (Pinay. p. 253)
To corroborate the Jewish infiltration of the Roman Church, the famous Jewish historian, Cecil Roth (1925-70), was cited by M. Pinay. Dr. Roth was editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia Judaica and his volume, History of the Marranos, specifically dealt with the phenomenon of crypto-Jewry in medieval Europe.
“In order to prove a part of the facts which were mentioned in the preceding chapter, we fall back upon the evidence of the contemporary Jewish historian, who is very authoritative in his material, the careful and painfully exact Cecil Roth. The latter is rightly recognised in Israelite circles as the most outstanding contemporary Jewish historical writer, above all upon material of crypto-Jewry.
“In his famed work ‘History of the Marranos,’ Cecil Roth gives very interesting details, of how the Jews, thanks to their equally skilled false conversion, entered Christianity and appeared publicly as Christians, however, secretly held to their Jewish religion. He also shows us, how this secret belief was passed on by parents to children, covered with the appearance of an outward Christian militancy…:
“‘…The Church admittedly disapproved of compulsory conversion. Baptisms, which were undertaken under such conditions, were regarded as invalid. Pope Gregory the Great (590-604) repeatedly condemned them, although he gladly received in a friendly and heartfelt way those who were attracted with other means. The greatest part of his successors followed his example. Nevertheless heed was not always paid to the Papal ban. It was naturally admitted, that compulsory conversion was not Canonic. In order to circumvent it, the Jews were threatened with expulsion or death, and they were given to understand that they would save themselves through baptism. It occurred at times, that the Jews subjected themselves to a hard necessity. In such cases their acceptance of Christianity was regarded as spontaneous. In this manner, a compulsory mass conversion took place in Mahom, Minorca (418) under the Protectorate of Bishop Severo. A similar episode took place in Clermont (Auvergne)…in the year 576; and in spite of the disapproval of Gregory the Great the example spread into different places in France. In the year 629 King Dagobert commanded all Jews of the land to accept baptism under threat of banishment. The measure was imitated a little later in Lombardy.
“‘…after the Jews had been driven out of the south of France, some proud ancestral families, as a result of rumors, carried on Judaism in their homes as residue of the blood of those Jews who preferred to remain as public and confessing Catholics.
“‘…Towards the end of the XIIIth century the Anjou, who ruled Naples, introduced a general conversion of Jews in their neighbourhood of the city of Trani. Under the name new-converts (neophytes) the proselytes continued to live for three hundred years as crypto-Jews. Their secret loyalty to Judaism was one of the motives for which reason the Inquisition became active in Naples in the 16th century… Some escaped to the Balkans, where they joined themselves with the existing Jewish communities. Their descendants in south Italy still preserve some vague memories of Judaism up to the present day.
“‘This phenomenon in no way remained restricted to the Christian world. In various parts of the Mohammedan world ancient communities of crypt-Jews are found. The ‘Daggatun’ of the Sahara continued to practice the Jewish belief for a long time after their formal conversion to Islam, and their present sons have still not completely forgotten it. The ‘Donmeh’ of Salonica originate from the adherents of the pseudo-Messiah Sabbetai Zevi, whom they followed in his rebellion. Even if they were in public complete Muselmen, they practiced at home a Messianic Judaism. Further to the east there are still other examples…
“‘In fact the classical land of crypto-Jewry is Spain. Tradition there has been durable and universal to such an extent that one must raise the suspicion that a Marranian receptivity is present in the atmosphere of the land itself. Even at the time of the Romans the Jews were numerous and influential. Many of them asserted that they were descended from the aristocracy of Jerusalem, who had been deported by Titus or by earlier conquerors into banishment.’” (History of the Marranos, pp.236, 240-43)
“In the year 629 King Dagobert commanded all Jews of the land to accept baptism under threat of banishment.” What Cecil Roth fails to disclose is that King Dagobert was himself a Merovingian Jew. As the learned editor of the Encyclopedia Judaica, surely Dr. Roth knew this important fact and much more about the Merovingian dynasty, which ruled France, which dominated Europe, from the 5th to the 8th centuries. Moreover, in this excerpt from Cecil Roth’s volume on the Marranos, brief mention is made that “the Anjou, who ruled Naples, introduced a general conversion of Jews,” while neglecting to state that the House of Anjou were among the most powerful Jewish Merovingian bloodlines which masterminded and funded the Crusades as well as the Renaissance.
Cecil Roth not only omitted to inform his readers of the Jewish ethnicity of these medieval power elites, or even to mention the Merovingian branch of European Jewry, the renowned Jewish historian made the following astonishing statement in another work, The Dark Ages. Jews in Christian Europe 711–1096, which is Vol.11 of The World History of the Jewish People:
“It seemed that they (the Jews) totally disappeared together with the breakdown of the Roman Empire. However, we don’t find any evidence of their presence until the Carolingian period… Of course we know from inscriptions and other sources about Jewish societies and single persons in nearly all provinces of the Roman Empire, and we can reasonably suppose – with or without proof – that there is in fact no district without Jews.” (The Dark Ages. Jews in Christian Europe, London, 1966, pp. 162, 4)
Why would Dr. Roth attempt to conceal the real history of European Jewry from approximately 500-800 A.D.? He acknowledges their presence but has nothing to say of their business, which was governing Europe! The reason will become obvious. The Merovingians became the royalty of Europe, having claimed Jewish descent from King David, King Solomon and, posturing as Christians, from Jesus Christ through Mary Magdalene! Starting with the first Merovingian king of France, Clovis I, who “converted” to Christianity in 496 A.D. along with his Jewish household and 3,000 of his Jewish warriors, these Jewish monarchs promulgated a heretical version of the gospel. The Merovingian heresy, which is today being reintroduced to through books such as The DaVinci Code (a revival Dr. Roth must have anticipated) goes like this:
“Mary Magdalen has been a critical figure in our story. The evidence strongly suggests she escaped Israel with the bloodline of Jesus, the heir apparent of the king of the Jews, and the issue of a royal marriage which combined the royal lines of the tribes of Judaea and Benjamin—a merging as well of a patriarchal Judaism and those Jews still honoring the mother Goddess. She may have also been carrying the true royal blood—the Star Fire, or the ORME being manufactured by the Essenes for their chosen leaders.
“Finding her way to Gaul—where established Jewish communities already existed—the Magdalen…found refuge for her and her treasures. The bloodline…perpetuated itself, intact and incognito, for some four hundred years—…including dynastic intermarriages not only with other Jewish families but with Romans and Visigoths as well. And…in the fifth century Jesus’ lineage became allied with the royal line of the Franks, thereby engendering the Merovingian dynasty.
“This would explain the sacred status accorded the Merovingians, the legendary birth of Merovee—child of two fathers, one of them a symbolic marine creature from beyond the sea, a marine creature which, like Jesus, might be equated with a mystical fish—The Fisher King.” (Library of Halexandria)
Another Jewish historian, H. Graetz, recorded in History of the Jews a similar forced conversion by Clovis’ father-in-law, Chilperich (523-584 AD), who ruled over Burgundy in the Frankish Kingdom:
“Although King Chilperich was not very favorable to the Catholic clergy, he…also forced the Jews in his kingdom to be baptised, and he personally went to the baptismal font as Pater of the newly-converted. However, he was satisfied with the mere appearance of conversions, and he was not hostile to the Jews, when they continued to celebrate the Sabbath and followed the Jewish Laws.” (The Plot Against the Church, p. 415)
King Dagobert I, the great-great-grandson of Clovis I, followed in his ancestors’ footsteps by compelling the conversion of Jews in 629 A.D., as recorded by the historian Roth. By forcing Jews to convert, Dagobert set a precedent for future contravention of a ban by Gregory the Great, himself a Merovingian who, as pope, overtly condemned the forced conversion of Jews but failed to enforce the papal ban.
“The Church admittedly disapproved of compulsory conversion… Pope Gregory the Great (590-604) repeatedly condemned them… Nevertheless heed was not always paid to the Papal ban… In order to circumvent it, the Jews were threatened with expulsion or death, and they were given to understand that they would save themselves through baptism…
“In the year 629 King Dagobert commanded all Jews of the land to accept baptism under threat of banishment…
“Towards the end of the XIIIth century the Anjou, who ruled Naples, introduced a general conversion of Jews…
“…Many of them asserted that they were descended from the aristocracy of Jerusalem, who had been deported by Titus or by earlier conquerors into banishment.’” (Cecil Roth, as cited in The Plot Against the Church)
The irony of this charade is that the popes who condemned forced conversions to Christianity, such as Gregory I, and the rulers who compelled the Jews to convert, such as Dagobert and the House of Anjou, were all Merovingian Jews! The foreseeable consequence of coercing whole populations of Jews to convert to Christianity was massive infiltration of the Roman Catholic Church by European Jewry.
It was from a Catholic expose of the Merovingians titled “The Merovingian Infiltration of the Christian World Through Monasticism” that we learned that Pope Gregory the Great (540-604 AD), who issued the phony papal ban against compulsory conversions, was a Merovingian:
“Sept. 3 became a day of victory for the Red Movement when he was installed as their pope, for Gregory marks the history of the papacy in that he was the very first ‘MONK’ to become a pope. Accordingly, when Phocus, a cruel military usurper, murdered Emperor Maurice and his entire family in the most brutal fashion, Gregory sent a letter to Phocus expressing hopes that ‘peace’ was now restored, a letter which served as criticism of him while he lived; another, his wasting of the entire treasury of the church, as waged against him at death. Butler’s comment that the Mary Magdalene story was received in the West following Gregory the Great now makes sense, since she is central to the Merovingian heresy.”
It was Pope Gregory the Great who conflated Mary Magdalene and Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus, into one person. In 591 A.D., Gregory declared in a sermon, “She whom Luke calls the sinful woman, whom John calls Mary [of Bethany], we believe to be the Mary from whom seven devils were ejected according to Mark.” It then became the official teaching of the Catholic Church that this “Mary,” was also the prostitute who washed the feet of Jesus in Luke 7:36-50. Merging the identities of the women who followed Jesus provided theological support for the Merovingian fabrication of the legendary “wife” of Jesus.
The Jewish historian Roth would have the world believe that the medieval Jews were quietly minding their own business from 500-800 A.D. whilst, in fact, they were managing the affairs of state from the thrones of Europe and the Papacy! Michael Bradley wrote of their acquired nobility in Holy Grail Across the Atlantic:
“There was a very great ‘Jewish’ component among the Sicambrian Franks/Merovingians and, because they practiced polygamy (another Merovingian peculiarity) they left a great number of offspring. These aristocratic Merovingian children married into almost all of the noble families of Europe during the 5th, 6th, and 7th centuries. This has prompted more than one historian to suggest that the foundation of European nobility is Jewish!” (p.180)
- Pinay observed, “This vanishing act on the part of Jewry, in order to remain hidden from the eyes of history — to use this fortunately chosen expression of Graetz’s — was always the most dangerous thing in the affair, since they grew from a visible ‘Fifth Column’ into a secret force, an invisible power, which is more difficult to combat as such.” (p.414)
In 679 A.D., the Carolingians, a rival dynasty, arranged for the assassination of Dagobert II (grandson of Dagobert I) and his son, Sigisbert IV. The Merovingians, however, claim that documents discovered in France testify to the continuation of their lineage in the person of Sigisbert who, they happily report, survived the assassination attempt:
“The Merovingian dynasty continued formally with Thierry IV and Childéric III who was removed in 751 and this was the end of the dynasty. According to the parchment found by Saunière, and this could be true according to some historians, Sigebert IV escaped and arrived in the Razes on the 17 of January 681 where he took refuge with his grand father. Dagobert II had as a second wife Gisèle, the daughter of Béra II the count of Razès. The Merovingian line included, after Sigebert IV (676-758) also known as the ‘Plant-Ard’ – from whom Mr Plantard took his name!-: Sigebert V (695-768), Bera III (715-771), Guillemon, Bera IV (755-836), Bera V (794-860), Hildéric I and finally Sigebert VI known as ‘Ursus’.” (Official International Knights Templar Website) [website no longer available]
In 750 A.D., a document titled “The Donation of Constantine” was discovered which proclaimed that the Pope was Christ’s elected representative on Earth with the power to create kings as his subordinates. (Keep in mind that the Merovingians now controlled the papacy.) In 751, the provisions of this document, supposedly signed by Constantine, were put into effect by the Vatican, and the pope gave permission to Pepin III, the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, to take the Frankish crown from Dagobert’s nephew, Childeric III. Pepin became the first Carolingian King of the Franks and was succeeded in 768 by his sons Carloman and Charles I who was later called Charlemagne. The Merovingian dynasty was terminated in 800 A.D. with the papal coronation of Charlemagne, who became the Holy Roman Emperor.
This would appear to be a coup d’etat removing the Merovingians from power. However, according to Margaret Starbird, author of The Woman with the Alabaster Jar: Mary Magdalene and the Holy Grail, “…to consolidate his claim to the throne of the Franks, Charlemagne had himself married a Merovingian princess.” (Bear & Co. 1993) It is indicative of the stranglehold which the Merovingian Jews had on Europe, that Charlemagne and his Carolingian successors married Merovingian wives to guarantee the continuation of their dynasty. The anonymous author of “The Merovingian Infiltration of the Christian World Through Monasticism” also notes that the Carolingians’ not only took measures to legitimize themselves as Holy Roman Emperors by taking Merovingian wives, but also claiming descent from Jesus Christ!
“In the [8th] century the Merovingian Dynasty of France was overthrown by the mayors of the Merovingian Palaces, the Carolingians (741). But Carolingians were also a major part of the Jesus–Magdalene heresy… They took Merovingian wives to assure that the heretical ‘divine’ bloodline was preserved twofold. The Carolingian empire became the unholy Holy Roman Empire under Charlemagne who became the first Emperor, a huge coup.”
“Dagobert’s Revenge” is the magazine of the Ordo Lapsit Exillis which is dedicated to the restoration of the Merovingian dynasty for world government.
“The title Dagobert’s Revenge signifies not just the vengeance sought by the Merovingians against the Catholic church which betrayed them, but also, in a broader sense, the struggle of all members of the ancient bloodline of the Holy Grail (which goes back, we believe, to the beginnings of civilization), the only bearers of true God-ordained sovereignty, against the forces which, in every age, have attempted to wrest power away from the bloodline merely for the purpose of domination.”
The Ordo Lapsit Exillis claims to be “an invisible college dedicated to the recovery of the Stone that fell from Heaven, called by our ancestors the ‘Grail.’” OLE’s explanation of the Grail should give the reader a clue as to the true origins of the Merovingians.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:12-14)
Clearly, the Jesus-Mary Magdalene heresy is a subterfuge, for Merovingian claims to divinity point to lineage from another source altogether. The progenitors of “the ancient bloodline of the Holy Grail which goes back to the beginnings of civilization” were the fallen angels who mated with human women, per Genesis 6:1,2: “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.”
According to a Hebrew resource for Navigating the Bible, the sons of God were the “Titans. Nefilim in Hebrew, literally ‘fallen ones.’ They were called this because they were the sons of the fallen angels (Targum Yonathan).” This demonic ancestry of the Merovingians is explicitly stated on Dagobert’s Revenge in Edouard de Legionnaire’s essay, “The Biological Basis of Elitism and ‘Divine Right’ Rule”:
“The all-important element of the Divine Right is that it comes from God, or ‘the gods’, alternately. And who were these gods? Authors such as Zecharia Sitchin, Sir Laurence Gardner and Nicholas de Vere are authoritatively convinced that kingship was created by an advanced race of beings called the Annunaki, also called the Nephilim in the Old Testament. These were the ones who created the human race and interbred with a portion of it to create the kingly caste which until this day has still maintained control over the Earth. These celestial creatures have been variously identified with Dragons, Elves, Fairies, Gnomes, Leprechauns, Sprites, Nymphs, Pixies, Angels, Demons, Devils, Witches, Giants, Vampires, Werewolves, and just about every mythical being you can imagine. Some, like Gardner and Sitchin, claim that they come from another planet. Others, like de Vere, say that they’re multi-dimensional, or that they’re from the Hollow Earth.” (323)
“And the angels, the children of heaven, saw them [handsome and beautiful daughters] and desired them… And they were altogether two hundred; and they descended into Ardos, which is the summit of Hermon. And they called the mount Armon, for they swore and bound one another by a curse.” 251:15 [I Enoch VI.6, vs.1-5]
“As recounted in the Dead Sea Scrolls: ‘…..In the days of Jared’, two hundred Watchers ‘descended’ on ‘Ardis’, the summit of Mount Hermon – a mythical location equated with the triple peak of Jebel esh Sheikh (9,200 feet), placed in the most northerly region of ancient Palestine.” (The Watchers)
The Dead Sea Scrolls include the earliest version of the Book of Enoch, which was rejected for the canon of Scripture. The Scrolls were authored by the monastic Essene community of Qumran, believed to be the apostate Tribe of Dan which inherited the pre-flood paganism, Baal worship, of the Canaanites. The location of the Nephilim’s descent—Mount Hermon, also called Mount Sion—is in the territory of Dan, formerly the land of the Canaanites, in northern Israel. According to the Atlas of the Bible Lands, “Part of the tribe of Dan, unable to secure its inheritance, migrated north and captured Laish, renaming it Dan.” ( p.8)
“And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them: therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages.” Joshua 19:47-48
“And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel: howbeit the name of the city was Laish at the first.” Judges 18:29
The northern area of Palestine at Mt. Hermon happens to be located at the 33º, both latitude and longitude, according to the Paris Zero Meridian (used before the Greenwich International Zero Meridian was established in 1884).
“St Sulpice (d. c.647). This contemporary of St Dagobert also has his feast day on 17 January. He was the second Bishop of Bourges, which is on the zero meridian of Paris, like Rennes-les-Bains, and was successful in converting all the Jews of his diocese. He was the protege of the goldsmith of St Eloi, Grand Vizier of Dagobert I. The famous seminary and church dedicated to him in Paris contains the obelisk with the copper line down the centre marking the exact point of the meridian. St Sulpice, in the grounds of St Germain-des-Pres (qv), had connections with the Prieure from its foundation in 1642.” [Ean Begg, The Cult of the Black Virgin, Arkana, 1985, p.110.]
The Zero Meridian is the 33rd degree longitude.
We suspected for some time that monasteries were often fronts for occult as well as homosexual activity. “The Merovingian Infiltration of the Christian World Through Monasticism” confirmed our suspicions that many Catholic religious communities were steeped in Gnostic occultism (à la Anne Catherine Emmerich) and that these Gnostic “cults” were points of entry for the Merovingians to accede to the Papacy. St. Gregory the Great was the first of fifty Benedictine monks who would become the pope:
“The Merovingian Franks (450-741) built monasteries as a means of infiltration…for Merovingian monasteries later became Benedictine/ Cistercians… Pope Gregory the Great…promoted Benedictine monasticism. His feast day is the day he became pope, September 3 [590 AD]. This was accomplished by the infiltration of the Church, for Gregory was part of that infiltration. Sept. 3 became a day of victory for the Red Movement when he was installed as their pope, for Gregory marks the history of the papacy in that he was the very first ‘MONK’ to become a pope.”
The origins of monasticism are to be found in Egypt. Hermes Trismegistus, the Greek Neo-Platonist name for the Egyptian god, Thoth, was the founder of alchemy and geometry [29:245] and the prototype of the “hermit.” In the philosophy of Plato and the Neoplatonists, spirituality increased in relation to contempt for earthly values. Christian eremitical beliefs were borrowed from the Jewish eremitical Essenes and Therapeutae. Philo of the Therapeutae taught Pantaneus, who founded the Alexandrian Catechetical School where he trained Clement, who became his successor in 180 A.D. Clement, in turn, trained Origen, who succeeded him as director of the Catechetical School in 202 A.D. The famous Egyptian hermit, St. Anthony the Great (251-356 AD), was the founder of Eastern monasticism and mystery religions schools, as well as the most influential figure in the development of pre-Benedictine monasticism. In the 4th century, monasticism was transported to Europe by St. Athanasius (296-373 AD), the Bishop of Alexandria, who was profoundly influenced by St. Antony.
“Antony of Egypt (251-356): ascetic Brother of the sun-god and founder of Eastern monasticism. Demons permeate his legend. He passed one of his sheepskin cloaks to Athanasius, spiritual head of desert hermits and Ethiopia, Bishop of Alexandria, father of Orthodoxy. Athanasius had likewise given his cloak to Antony and subsequently wrote Antony’s biography, just as Gregory later wrote that of Benedict. Antony’s feast day, Jan.17, would become sacred to the Merovingians and their Sion Organization, which convents were historically convened Jan.17 in honor of Antony’s success at infiltrating the Christian world. Antony’s remains would come to rest in Vienne France… It was Athanasius who introduced monasticism to the Romans and Germans…
“The rule of St. Columbanus and of Benedict in Europe were developed into major monastic communities by the Merovingians who provided not only the monasteries themselves, but charters granting them complete exemption from episcopal and secular intervention, making them fully and completely autonomous. Merovingians of ancient Egypt had thus assured the continuity of Egyptian error. Gibbons hits the nail on the head when he writes, ‘Swarms of monks arose from the Nile, overspread and darkened the Christian world’. ‘Saints Who History Made’ p. 82”
Athanasius is known as the “Father of orthodoxy” and the “theological center of the Nicene age” (Schaff). As the famous opponent of the Arian heresy, Athanasius valiantly defended the divinity of Jesus Christ. However, he also taught that the Incarnation of the Word “divinized” human flesh, making it possible for men to become “gods.” “God became man that men might become gods,” wrote Athanasius. Arianism was condemned and Arius, a Jew, was excommunicated at the Council of Nicea in 321 A.D. Although Athanasius led the bishops to contend for the faith as to the person of Jesus Christ, it was at this ecumenical council that celibacy became a requirement for Christian leaders, as stated in the Catholic Encyclopedia. Other traditions of the Roman Catholic Church were adopted from Egyptian monasticism under the leadership of Athanasius, such as the following mentioned in David Brake’s book, Athanasius and Asceticism:
o Regarded exclusively as the “Bride of Christ” [597: 11]
o Deification of virgins led to the Blessed ‘Virgin’ Mary [597::17, 77]
o Virgin Mary was the model for virgins [597:54, 70]
o Convents established [597:24,27]
o Vow of Silence [597:72-3]
o Formal vow of celibacy [597:14]
o Inheritances given to the Roman Church [597:33]
o Changed the name given by parents [597:41]
o Pilgrimages to Holy Land; venerated sacred sites and mystical caves [597:36,38]
o Adopted Greek/Latin ideal: wives silent, submissive [597:75]
o Bishops/priests were earthly representatives of virgins’ Heavenly Bridegroom
o Appointed as bishops [597:12,99]
o Established monastic communities as part of Church under authority of bishops [597:86]
o Status/title of ‘father’/ abbas [597:84]; Abbas received visions/revelations inspired by God
o Pre-incarnation virgins – Elijah, Elisha, Jeremiah, John the Baptist [597:55]
- Parish churches [597:12]
- Sacraments [597:12]
- Imitation of Saints [597:12]
- Lent/ascetic program [597:13]
- Priesthood [597:14]
- Easter celebration [597:40]
- Martyr shrines [597:100]
- Salvation by works [597:55-6]
It is conceivable that the Council of Nicea, subsequent ecumenical councils, and the controversies leading to them were part of the dialectical process to remove Christianity off its Scriptural base. Introduce a heresy (antithesis) to challenge a Biblical truth (thesis) and stage an ecumenical council (synthesis) to bring in another heresy. The Nestorian controversy revolved around the issue of whether Mary was the “Mother of God” (Theotokos) or the “Mother of Christ” (Christotokos) as stated by Nestorius. At the Council of Ephesus in 431 A.D., Nestorius was condemned and Mary was declared to be the “Mother of God.” Of interest, Ephesus was a center of goddess-worship where the Essenes had established their school.
THE PRIEURÉ DE SION
In 1070 A.D., a group of monks from Calabria, the southernmost region of Italy, relocated to France to territory owned by one Godfroi de Vere de Bouillon, of the House of Vere, senior branch of the House of Anjou. (Recall Cecil Roth’s statement that the Anjou who ruled Naples in the 13th century compelled the conversion of Jews to Roman Catholicism.) The Calabrian monks, who called themselves the Ordre de Sion, were given a tract of land owned by St. Bernard of Clairvaux, the founder of the Cistercian Order and author of the Rule of the Knights Templar. St. Bernard was of the Merovingian line of Champagne, which funded the Cistercians.
“The ‘Prieuré documents’ imply that…an abbey existed by 1100 and housed an order of the…name [Ordre de Sion] which may have been formed earlier… It is known that in 1070, twenty-nine years before the First Crusade, a specific band of monks from Calabria in southern Italy arrived in the vicinity of the Ardennes Forrest, part of Godfroi de Bouillon’s domains. According to Gérard de Sède this band of monks was led by an individual called Ursus—a name the ‘Prieuré documents’ consistently associate with the Merovingian bloodline… [A]t Orval, not far from Stenay, where Dagobert II had been assassinated some five hundred years earlier…an abbey was established to house the monks… By 1108 they had mysteriously disappeared… Orval, by 1131, had become one of the fiefs owned by Saint Bernard…” (pp.13)
It is noteworthy that Calabria would also be the home of Joachim of Fiore (c.1135-1202), another Cistercian monk and heretic who predicted a future era of the Holy Spirit which would be marked by increased spiritual intelligence and a new religious order which would convert both Jews and Gentiles to Christianity: William Gentz stated in The Dictionary of Bible and Religion, “Ushered in by monastics, the Age of the Spirit would bring the conversion of the Jews and Gentiles, union of the Greek and Roman churches, overthrow of Antichrist and inauguration of the Sabbath of God.” (p.530) Joachim envisioned a third age when “the world would be one vast monastery, in which all men would be contemplative monks rapt in mystical ecstasy and united in singing the praises of God.” (Norman Cohn, Pursuit of the Millennium, pp. 108-9)
According to Holy Blood, Holy Grail, the Ordre de Sion of the Calabrian monks became the Prieuré de Sion and this society had its origins in the Alexandrian Society of Ormus. “Prieuré” is the French form of “priory” which is a monastery or “religious house presided over by a prior or prioress; sometimes an offshoot of, and subordinate to, an abbey…” (Webster):
“In 1188 the Ordre de Sion is…said to have modified its name, adopting the one which has allegedly obtained to the present—the Prieuré de Sion. As a kind of subtitle it is said to have adopted the curious name ‘Ormus.’ …
“…According to Masonic teachings, Ormus was the name of an Egyptian sage and mystic, a Gnostic ‘adept’ of Alexandria… In A.D. 46 he and six of his followers were supposedly converted to a form of Christianity by one of Jesus’ disciples, Saint Mark in most accounts. From this conversion a new sect or order is said to have been born, which fused the tenets of Christianity with the teachings of other, even older mystery schools…
“According to Masonic tradition, in A.D. 46 Ormus is said to have conferred on his newly constituted ‘order of initiates’ a specific identifying symbol—a red or a rose cross… in [the] ‘Prieuré documents’…One is intended to see in Ormus the origins of the so-called Rose-Croix, or Rosicrucians. And in 1188 the Prieuré de Sion is said to have adopted a second subtitle in addition to Ormus. It is said to have called itself L’Ordre de la Rose-Croix Veritas…” (Holy Blood, Holy Grail, pp. 122-3)
It was established in Part I that the Society of Ormus was founded circa 96 B.C. in Alexandria by Jewish monks. According to Holy Blood, Holy Grail and various other New Age sources, the Prieuré de Sion is the high cabal of the Order of the Rose Croix in Europe. The origins of the Prieuré de Sion in the monastic Society of Ormus are also documented in Michael Howard’s Occult Conspiracy:
“The foundation of the Priory can be traced back allegedly to the gnostic adept Ormus who lived in the first century C.E…. He formed a secret society which united esoteric Christianity with the teachings of the pagan mystery schools. Ormus adopted as his symbol a cross surmounted by a rose to signify the synthesis of the new and old religions. …Ormus, the legendary first century founder of the secret society which became the Priory of Sion lived in Alexandria.” (Occult Conspiracy, pp.31, 142)
Recently there has been an elaborate attempt to conceal the antiquity of the Prieuré de Sion which is revealed in New Age books to be the august body that oversees all other secret societies from its headquarters in Paris. For obvious reasons, this information was not intended to reach the Christian community which is slated for boat loads of disinformation instead. The occult underground, by virtue of the fact that occultists read New Age books, were alone meant to be privy to the existence of the Prieuré de Sion and to the nature of its mission. It may never have occurred to the conspirators that Christians might read New Age books and, equipped with knowledge of Bible prophecy, be able to assemble the pieces of end-time puzzle.
This unforeseen exposure of the Prieuré de Sion as the high cabal of secret societies—whose Grand Master will be the Antichrist—has occasioned a number of damage control measures, from Paul Smith’s website debunking the late Grand Master, Pierre Plantard, as a ‘nobody’ with delusions of grandeur, to a spate of “Christian” books which pretend to expose The Da Vinci Code. This popular novel goes into some detail about the Priory of Zion, its medieval history and continuation as the present day Prieuré de Sion in Paris, as well as extolling the pedigree of the Plantard de Saint-Claire bloodline. The so-called “Christian” apologetics resources which feign exposing The Da Vinci Code argue against the Dan Brown’s thesis by claiming that the Prieuré de Sion was “just a small club of friends” founded in 1956 by Pierre Plantard, which fizzled around 1984, and had no connection whatsoever with the medieval Prieuré de Sion that created the Order of the Knights Templar.
If it is the case that the Plantard de Saint-Claire bloodline and the Prieuré de Sion are of no consequence, then why the plethora of New Age books conditioning the public for their imminent appearance on the world stage? Holy Blood, Holy Grail, The Messianic Legacy and The Da Vinci Code are not journalistic flops but best-sellers on the global market. Holy Blood, Holy Grail has sold over 20,000 copies and The Da Vinci Code, which has been on the best-seller list for one year, has sold 5 million copies. Moreover, The Da Vinci Code will be released next year as a movie directed by Ron Howard. If Pierre Plantard de Saint-Claire was a charlatan, his lineage a band of pretenders, and the Prieuré de Sion a fabrication, why are millions of dollars expended by the mainstream media to educate the public as to their singular importance?
These New Age sources have much more to say about the Prieuré de Sion which is not intended for Christian readers, lest, with their knowledge of Bible prophecy, they also figure out the real conspiracy. According to The Messianic Legacy, by the famous authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, the Prieuré de Sion, in concert with the Knights of Malta, are leaders of global politics, finance, religion and intelligence.
“The French press, in a brief article on M. Plantard’s election as Grand Master in 1981 had stated that ‘the 121 high dignitaries of the Prieuré de Sion are all eminences grises of high finance and international political or philosophical organisations.’ Something very similar could clearly be said about the Knights of Malta. By virtue of their intrinsic natures, both Orders could be expected to function in much the same sphere, the twilight underworld where politics, finance, religion and the work of various intelligence organizations converge.” – 232:362
According the Laurence Gardner’s Bloodline of the Holy Grail, the primary goal of the Prieuré de Sion was, and is, to reestablish the Merovingian bloodline as the royalty of Europe.
“During this crusading era, various knightly Orders merged, including the Ordre de Sion (Order of Sion) [aka Prieuré de Sion] founded by Godefroi de Bouillon in 1099…
“From 1188, the Order of Sion had been restructured, and evolved to pursue a more specific course of loyalty to the Merovingian lineage of France. The Templars, on the other hand, were especially concerned with supporting the emergent Stewart succession. In practice, the two operated in close association because they were essentially concerned with the same root bloodline” – 29:256,323
Another piece of the puzzle is that the Grand Masters of the Prieuré de Sion changed their surnames to obscure their Jewish origins. For example, Jeroboam Rothschild was a member of this secret cabal.
“Not all members of the Prieuré de Sion, [Jean Luc Chaumeil] said, were Jewish. This implication of this apparent non sequitor is obvious — that some members of the order, if not indeed many, are Jewish.” (Holy Blood, Holy Grail, p. 223)
“The Prieuré de Sion – the Elders of Sion also relates to the Rothschilds who are reported to serve on a Jewish council of Elders of Sion… For instance, Armstrong, the Rothschild Trust, p. 196, ‘That is the present objective of Jeroboam Rothschild and his secret Elders of Zion.’” – 77:152,163
“The British Round Table group served at the [Paris Peace] conference as advisers to Prime Minister David Lloyd George. [The real behind- the-scene experts at the Paris conference included M. (Georges) Mandel (real name Jeroboam Rothschild) (France), Phillip Sassoon (1888-1939) (England) and Bernard Baruch (U.S.).]” – 539
“Russell Barnes…wrote: ‘Some years ago I was in contact with the author Sinclair Traill… He wore a sturdy gold ring…[with] an unusual motif which at first glance appeared to be a ‘column’. He said the ring and its motif were associated historically with his Sinclair [St. Clair] forbearers, a name preserved by use as his Christian name.” – 96:84
The Prieuré de Sion was created and has been directed by individuals related to the Saint-Claire bloodline.
“Through marriage the family of Marie Levis St. Claire was connected to the de Gisors, the family from which the first and third grand masters of the Prieuré de Sion came. Without question, Prieuré de Sion was created and run by individuals related to the St. Claires. The third grand master was in charge in the year that the Templars were ordered arrested and the treasure fleet set sail for Scotland to escape the agents of the French king. Did one St. Claire (from France) correspond with another Sinclair (from Scotland) for this express purpose? Most likely the answer is yes.” – 281:178
“Their domain [the Sinclair family–Scottish branch of the Norman Saint-Clair Gisors family] at Rosslyn was only a few miles from the former Scottish headquarters of the Knights Templar, and the chapel at Rosslyn–built between 1446 and 1486–has long been associated with both Freemasonry and the Rose-Croix. In a charter believed to date from 1601, moreover, the Sinclairs are recognized as ‘hereditary’ grand masters of Scottish Masonry.’ This is the earliest specifically Masonic document on record. According to Masonic sources, however, the hereditary grand mastership was conferred on the Sinclairs by James II, who ruled between 1437 and 1460–the age of René d’Anjou.” – 31:183
“In the Dossiers secrets the following individuals are listed as successive grand masters of the Prieuré de Sion–or, to use the official term, Nautonnier, an old French word that means ‘navigator’…
Jean de Gisors (1188-1220) Robert Fludd (1595-1637)
Marie de Saint-Clair (1220-1266) J. Valentin Andrea (1637-1654)
Guillaume de Gisors (1266-1307) Robert Boyle (1654-1691)
Edouard de Bar (1307-1336) Isaac Newton (1691-1727)
Jeanne de Bar (1336-1351) Charles Radclyffe (1727-1746)
Jean de Saint-Clair (1351-1366) Charles de Lorraine (1746-1780)
Blanche d’Evreaux (1366-1398) Maximillian de Lorraine (1780-1801)
Nicholas Flamel (1398-1418) Charles Nodier (1801-1844)
Rene d’Anjou (1418-1480) Victor Hugo (1844-1885)
Iolande de Bar (1480-1483) Claude Debussy (1885-1918)
Sandro Filipepi (1483-1510) Jean Cocteau (1918-1963) » – 31:131
Leonaro da Vinci (1510-1519)
Connétable de Bourbon (1519-1527) Gaylord Freeman (1963-1981) – 77:81
Ferdinand de Gonzague (1527-1575) Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair (1981-1984/8) – 31:214
Louis de Nevers (1575-1595) Thomas Plantard de Saint-Clair (1989- ) – 836:1
Saint-Clair means ‘holy light’ (Shekinah). For evidence of the supreme importance of the Prieuré de Sion as the high cabal of secret societies, whose present Grand Master, Thomas Plantard de Saint-Clair is the Merovingian Antichrist, please see our report, The False Gospel in the Stars or, the condensed version of this series, The Merovingian Dynasty: Satanic Bloodline of the Antichrist.
THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR
Given the historical and geographical background of the Prieuré de Sion, it becomes apparent why the Merovingian dynasty had a vested interest in the reconquest of the Holy Land. To this end, by the close of the first millennium, the Merovingian dynasty had strategically positioned its network of crypto-Jewry to mobilize all of Europe for the long march to the Middle East. Most interesting of all, Pope Urban II, who launched the First Crusade in 1099, was of Merovingian, i.e. Jewish, descent and the 6th French Merovingian pope!
“1088: Urban II, French Prior of Cluny (Reformed Benedictines) becomes the pope. Urban was of the ‘Eudes’ family… [grandson] of Henry of Burgundy who married Sibylle of Barcelona… Barcelona, home of their mother, was part of the Spanish March connected to Septimania…
“It happens that Septimania (Languedoc) is exactly where the Jesus-Magdalene heresy flourished, and where there was a large population of Cathar Jews who were given independent status by Pepin, Carolingian King. Thence their own kings ruled as: ‘seed of the Royal House of David’, each acknowledged as ‘King of the Jews’…” (“Merovingian Infiltration of the Christian World Through Monasticism”)
The Second Messiah: Templars, The Turin Shroud and the Great Secret of Freemasonry, by Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas, has identified some of the Jewish families who conspired with the Merovingian pope to plunder the Holy Land. According to Knight and Lomas, these Jewish elites, who regarded themselves as “the kings of God,” were the driving force behind every Crusade, which is quite an admission considering that the later Crusades were directed against the Cathar Jews in the Languedoc.
“The picture that was emerging was of a group of European noble families, descended from the Jewish lines of David and Aaron, who had escaped from Jerusalem shortly before, or possible even just after, the fall of the Temple. They had passed down the knowledge of the artifacts concealed within the Temple to a chosen son…of each family. Some of the families involved were the Counts of Champagne, Lords of Gisors, Lords of Payen, Counts of Fontaine, Counts of Anjou, de Bouillon, St. Clairs of Roslin, Brienne, Joinville, Chaumont, St Clair de Gisor, St Clair de Neg and the Hapsburgs…
“By 1095, the members of the Rex Deus families group were almost certainly fully Christianised, yet each of them must have had at least one male member who held the traditional history of their high-born Jewish roots close to his heart. No doubt they saw themselves as ‘super-Christians’, descendants of the very first Church, and privy to the greatest secret this side of heaven. They were a silent elite — ‘the kings of God’.
“Indeed, the history books record that [Urban II’s] leadership marked the papacy’s assumption of the leadership of Western Christendom…
“If the Rex Deus group did exist, it is easy to see how the First Crusade provided these families with a ‘God-given’ opportunity to return to their Holy Temple to recover the treasure that was their birthright – and it would be done at exactly the same time that the Jewish writer of the Gospel of John the Divine had predicted! The Rex Deus families were at the forefront of the First, and every Crusade. Medieval scholars have long wondered why it should be that the same families drove all of the Crusades for their entire duration, and now we had a possible answer.” (p.79)
“It is suggested that at some period prior to 1128, Hughes De Payen wrote to Bernard, later St Bernard of Clairvaux, by this time the leading light in the Cistercian Order and a force to be reckoned with in the Catholic Church. Hughes is supposed to have asked St Bernard if he would consider sponsoring the embryonic Order and perhaps create a ‘Rule’ for what would be essentially an institution of Holy Knights. It is extremely unlikely that St Bernard would have needed to be approached officially by Hughes, who was almost certainly known to the little man from Dijon and may indeed have been a kinsman. A much more likely scenario is that the shadowy group of Champagne based nobles who were almost certainly responsible for the formation of the Cistercian Order some years previously, had mooted the idea of the Templars at least as early as 1118. It is suggested that documents found in Seborga in Northern Italy virtually prove that St Bernard at least had a direct hand in forming the Templars.
“…there is no doubt that, in one way or another, Bernard of Clairvaux, the shining star of monasticism, was prevailed upon to take the embryonic Templar Order under his wing, to regularise it and to seek an official recognition by the Pope. In preparation for the event, Bernard penned a long document entitled ‘In Praise of the New Knighthood’. This was a sort of open letter that justified the existence of a group of monks whose only real existence was to fight and kill others – something that flew directly in the face of all monastic endeavour… Bernard…not only managed to convince many of his fellow monks that this was an excellent idea, but also the Pope.
“…it is a fact that the Pope convened a council in Troyes, the capital city of Champagne, in the year 1128… the Council was being held in the heartland of Champagne, only a few miles from Bernard’s own flourishing abbey of Clairvaux. The Pope simply could not avoid listening to what Bernard had to say without directly insulting the Count of Champagne.
… Bernard had been busy converting the rule of St Benedict, already adapted for the Cistercians themselves, to a form that would fit the Templar Order. By the time the Pope sat down to convene the Council of Troyes, he was faced with a fete acomplee. He simply could not risk offending the rulers of Champagne, who were also blood tied to the kings of Jerusalem…
“As Bernard of Clairvaux was to do on many occasions during his life, he had ‘stitched up’ the papacy, ensuring that the Templars would not simply exist, but that they would be headed by factions drawn directly from Champagne and from his own family. The rest, as they say, is history. When Honorius II died in 1130, against all the odds, Bernard managed to have Gregorio Papereschi, a man with a dubious claim at best, elected as Pope Innocent II. This Pope, and his successors, was deep in debt to Bernard, who left no stone unturned to have more and more papal declarations made to consolidate and promote the Templar Order. However, the Council of Troyes of 1128 was the turning point of early Templar fortunes and could be considered amongst St Bernard of Clairvaux’s greatest victories.” (Templar History: The Council of Troyes)
After the First Crusade, the Knights of the Order of the Temple were officially recognized and incorporated as a religious-military order under a Grand Master, Hugues de Payen. By decree of Pope Innocent II, the Knights Templar were accountable to no one except the Pope, who was typically a Merovingian. The Knights Templar occupied the Holy Land until the Saracens recaptured Jerusalem 1187. In 1188, the Knights Templar and the Ordre de Sion allegedly separated, the latter changing its name to the Prieuré de Sion. In the next two hundred years, the Templars would become the Jewish bankers of Europe, a powerful network with international influence.
“Pope Innocent II, a former protégé of Saint Bernard, issued a papal bull in 1139, which stated that the Templars owed no allegiance to any secular or ecclesiastical power other than the Pope himself. In this way, the Templars were rendered totally independent of all kings, princes, and prelates, and from all interference from both political and religious authorities. They became, in effect, a law unto themselves. At the same time, Europe’s younger sons of noble families flocked to enroll in the order’s ranks and vast donations—in money, goods, and land—were made from every quarter of Christendom. Eventually, the Templars became so wealthy that they could lend vast sums of money to destitute monarchs and became the international bankers for thrones in Europe and certain Muslim potentates in the Middle East.” (Library of Halexandria)
After their removal from the Holy Land, c. 1200, many Templars relocated to the South of France, in the Languedoc where they claim Mary Magdalene and her children settled. The Cathars of the Languedoc were the major Gnostic cult from the 11th to the 13th centuries. In the Languedoc they were called Albigenses because the town of Albi was a main center of Catharism. The Cathars/ Albigenses worshipped Mary Magdalene as the wife of Jesus Christ, whose descendants they claimed to be. They believed in reincarnation and the dualist heresy of the Manicheans, i.e. that the creator and master of this world was an Evil Demiurge (Satan) and that the souls of angels were incarnated in human bodies.
The Cathars also believed that the Grail was a jewel or stone that fell from the crown of Lucifer, whom they worshipped as the true God, as opposed to the Evil Demiurge who is “Satan.” The organization which publishes Dagobert’s Revenge is an “invisible college” called Ordo Lapsit Exillis which means “The Stone That Fell From Heaven,” referring to Lucifer rebellion against the Evil Demiurge:
“The Ordo Lapsit Exillis is named after the Stone that fell from Heaven, the fabled jewel that is said to have fallen from Lucifer’s crown during the war in Heaven, and which in the occult is used as a symbol of enlightenment – of the descent of divine light form the mind of God into the mind of Man. As such it symbolizes Venus, the Morning Star, as well as the Luciferian doctrine of the initiates, the secret knowledge which men are not allowed, and which Lucifer’s angels were cast from Heaven for sharing with man. In Freemasonry, this is symbolized as the Blazing Star, which is often depicted as falling from Heaven. As Albert Pike writes in Morals and Dogma, The Blazing Star has been regarded as an emblem of Omniscience, or the All-Seeing Eye, which to the ancients was the Sun. Masons also represent the Lapsit Exillis as the Stone that was rejected – the secret cornerstone of Solomon’s Temple which symbolizes the core of their teachings.”
According to Pinay, the Cathari/Albigenses operated as crypto-Jews who led heretical movements throughout Europe.
“…Jewish revolutionary movements which appeared within Christianity in the form of false teaching and which were introduced by seeming Christians but by Jews in secret. The latter then recruited upright and good Christians for the arising heretical movement by persuading the latter in a crafty way.
“The secret Jews organized and controlled in secret manner the movements, which were the creative and driving-force of wicked false teachings, such as those of the ‘Catarensers,’ of the ‘Patarines,’ of the ‘Albignensians,’ of the ‘Hussites,’ of the ‘Illuminati’ and others.” (p. 238)
The Cathar/Albigensian cults, whose counterparts in southeastern Europe were the Bogomils and the Paulicians in the Near East, have been reimaged by various pseudo-Christian ministries the “true Christians” who were unfairly persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church. Not that God ever sanctioned burning heretics at the stake, nevertheless, any good encyclopedia will furnish copious evidence of the damnable heresies and occult traditions of these Gnostic cults which were also politically subversive. A detailed discussion of the heresies and subversive activities of these Gnostic sects is presented in our report: “Shock & Awe in the KJV-Only Camp: The Real History of King James Onlyism.”
Although Maurice Pinay inveighed lengthily against Jewish infiltration of the Catholic clergy, it seems never to have occurred to him that these Jews may have been “agents provocateurs” who recruited “upright and good Christians” into heretical movements which their Marrano brethren in the Vatican then brutally suppressed, thereby giving Christianity a reputation for aggression and violence and bringing undeserved reproach upon the name of Jesus Christ, who preached nonviolence. Nor did M. Pinay seem to realize that, in many cases, the kings and clergy who compelled Jews to convert were themselves Jews who planned to infiltrate the Church in order to divide and conquer Christianity. At any rate, a major theme of the “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion” is a conspiracy to sow discord among the Gentiles and these conspirators know very well that very few are immune to the dialectical process. Maurice Pinay was not one of them, for he typically perceived the evil of only one side of what appears to have been a controlled conflict, that is, both sides directed by the same conspirators.
In 1209, Pope Innocent III launched the Albigensian Crusade, at first to convert, but eventually to eradicate the Cathars in the Languedoc. The Albigensian Crusade was succession of campaigns which lasted for a period of 40 years, turning the Languedoc into a war zone. In 1244, the final siege at Montségur lasted one year, during which time the Cathar and/or Templar wealth was secretly removed to an undisclosed location. Like Mount Hermon/Sion, Montsegur is important as a “sacred site” leading to the underworld and, in fact, was regarded by the Merovingians as a New Sion. According to Tracy Twyman, the editor of Dagobert’s Revenge and author of “Le Serpent Rouge Reinterpreted,” the center of the earth (aka “Hell”) is the waiting place of the ancient gods, whom apostate Jews venerate as the Biblical patriarchs:
“Hercules would seem to have much in common with Saturn, or Kronos, the Cain figure of Roman and Greek mythology who was also a navigator, and who in some Greek myths is said to have been a consort of Venus, and in others has a different familial relationship with her. Their relationship is similar to that between Virgo and Mercury, who has a legend surrounding his tomb as well that echoes that of Venus, Kronos, Osiris, Christian Rosenkreutz, and a number of figures throughout world mythology that seem to embody the same mythos – that of the Sun god who dies and is reborn as his own son. They are all said to be buried in a tomb that is, symbolically or otherwise, at the ‘center of the Earth’, which is ‘lit by an inner sun’, and which is covered with hieroglyphic writing. And the Tomb of Hercules, which is a cave that actually exists in Montsegur nearby Rennes-le-Chateau, is indeed covered with hieroglyphic symbols. This hearkens back to the Tower of Babel, that symbol of the first universal language, and of the World Mountain…
“Perhaps this is what is symbolized by the ruined Temple of Solomon, referred to repeatedly in the poem Le Serpent Rouge, and throughout the Grail literature. The Temple of Solomon, like the Towel of Babel and the Giza pyramids, is meant to symbolize the World Mountain in the center of the Earth. But it is built on Mt Zion, which, Jews believe, really is the World Mountain, and the ‘Cave of Treasures’ which is the burial place of all of the Biblical patriarchs – every one of them based upon ancient gods such as Kronos and Venus. Montsegur is the World Mountain in this version of the story, a New Sion, and the mountains at Rennes-le-Chateau are the temple erected to it – just like the Temple of Solomon that was erected on Mt Sion, or, like the Grail castle was erected upon Montsalveche, ‘The Mountain of Salvation’, very similar in meaning to the ‘Secure Mountain’ title of Montsegur.” (Dagobert’s Revenge) [article no longer available]
The Cathars were exterminated in 1245, but the Knights Templar…
“In 1306, Philippe IV of France, was acutely anxious to rid his territory of the Templars, who were, at their best, arrogant and unruly. But for Philippe, the Templars were also efficient and highly trained, a professional military force much stronger and better organized than anything Philippe IV could muster. Philippe had no control over them, as their allegiance was only to the Pope, and even the latter was only a nominal allegiance.” (Library of Halexandria)
On Friday, October 13, 1307, King Philip IV of France, through a Papal Order of Pope Clement V, called for the arrest of every Templar in France on charges of heresy and blasphemy and the confiscation of Templar property in France. King Philip had good reason for ridding his territory of Templars. The “Poor Knights of Christ” had become a criminal element who, as international bankers had power to orchestrate the rise and fall of monarchs and popes. The decree was extended to all of Europe.
During this period of persecution, many Templars fled to Scotland. Meanwhile, back in France, the Prieuré de Sion was still intact and fully operational, albeit clandestinely, under a succession of Grand Masters all claiming to be Jewish descendants of Jesus Christ. But whatever became of the Templar wealth? Albert Pike disclosed in Morals & Dogma, not only the heirs of the Templars, but also the high cabal’s motive for downsizing the Order:
“The seeds of decay were sown in the Order of the Temple at its origin. Hypocrisy is a mortal disease. It had conceived a great work which it was incapable of executing, because it knew neither humility nor personal abnegation, because Rome was then invincible, and because the later Chiefs of the Order did not comprehend its mission. Moreover, the Templars were in general uneducated, and capable only of wielding the sword, with no qualifications for governing, and at need enchaining, that Queen of the World called Opinion…
“Hugues de Payens himself had not that keen and far-sighted intellect nor that grandeur of purpose which afterward distinguished the military founder of another soldiery that became formidable to kings. The Templars were unintelligent and therefore unsuccessful Jesuits.
“Their watchword was to become wealthy, in order to buy the world. They became so, and in 1312 they possessed in Europe alone more than nine thousand seignories. Riches were the shoal on which they were wrecked. They became insolent, and unwisely showed their contempt for the religious and social institutions which they aimed to overthrow. Their ambition was fatal to them. Their projects were divined and prevented… Pope Clement V, and King Philip le Bel gave the signal to Europe, and the Templars, taken as it were in an immense net, were arrested, disarmed, and cast into prison. Never was a Coup d’ Etat accomplished with a more formidable concert of action. The whole world was struck with stupor, and eagerly waited for the strange revelations of a process that was to echo through so many ages.”(p. 820)
THE AVIGNON PAPACY
Nearly all Protestant histories of the Roman Catholic Church fail to mention a monumental event which radically alters the historical picture — the Avignon Papacy. For it was during the Templar Purge that the Roman curia and pope were forcibly removed to the Merovingian territory of South France, whence a Merovingian pope and papal court managed the Catholic Church for nearly 70 years. Appropriately called “the Babylonian Captivity of the Church,” it was during this period that “papal supremacy” was declared, indulgences were first sold and anti-clericalism was launched—not from Rome but by the Merovingian pope and papal curia in the Merovingian stronghold of South France.
“But when from 1305 to 1378 the papal curia was at Avignon and the cardinals were nearly all Frenchmen, Englishmen were offended: and from 1378 to 1418 the two popes, at Rome and Avignon, caused scandal to all… Dr. Walter Ullmann, in his recent notable book on Medieval Papalism, quotes the fourteenth century papalists as asserting that the pope, in the fulness of his power, was beyond the reach of any mortal, emperor, king or any other… The pope could do and say whatever he pleased to do and say in all and everything: he was above the law, whether natural (and, as it were divine) or whether humanly devised… ‘In the conception of the canonists,’ Dr. Ullmann writes, ‘the pope was truly God on earth.’…
“…A word then about Wycliffe’s anti-clericalism, a factor now so much stressed as one of the causes of the sixteenth century Reformation. Anti-clericalism did not begin with Wycliffe or in England: it existed in France at the beginning of the fourteenth century. It spread from the south French university of Montpellier, a great law school, which trained most of the anti-clerical courtiers and ministers of Philip IV…” (Deanesly, The Significance of the Lollard Bible)
The Avignon papacy in the lifetime of John Wycliffe and beyond seems to have been custom designed by the French Merovingians to agitate public opinion against the Church. It is also noteworthy that it was not the Church of Rome but the Avignon papacy in France which declared the “Immaculate Conception” of Mary to be a dogma of the Church. A late date of 1854 is often assigned to this heretical teaching which became Catholic dogma by the decree of Pope Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus. However, its early history is documented, not only in the Catholic Encyclopedia, but in historical accounts such as Henry Charles Lea’s History of the Inquisition:
“Up to the twelfth century it was not questioned that the Virgin was conceived and born in sin… With the growth of Mariolotry, however, there came a popular tendency to regard the Virgin as free from all human corruption, and towards the middle of the twelfth century the church of Lyons ventured to place on the calendar a new feast in honor of the Conception of the Virgin…, the celebration of the Feast of the Conception gradually spread. Thomas Aquinas tells us that it was observed in many churches, though not in that of Rome, and that it was not forbidden, but he warns against the inference that because a feast is holy therefore the conception of Mary was holy. In fact, he denies the possibility of her immaculate conception… There is a tradition that…the University of Paris…in 1222…declared in its favor by a solemn decree… the Church of Narbonne commenced, in 1327, to celebrate the Feast of the Conception, and in 1328 the Council of London ordered its observance in all the churches of the Province of Canterbury, we see how rapidly the new dogma was spreading.” (Lea, A History of the Inquisition, Vol. 3, pp. 596-598)
Thomas Aquinas repudiated the false doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, which was apparently the work of Franciscan theologian, John Duns Scotus, who developed a systematic theology that led to its proclamation as Catholic dogma:
“Blessed John Duns Scotus (1265/66 – 8th November 1308), besides being known as the ‘Subtle Doctor’, is also referred to as the ‘Marian Doctor’. It was he who presented a systematic theology of the Marian privilege of the Immaculate Conception, which the Catholic Church officially proclaimed as a Dogma of Faith in the Apostolic Constitution Ineffabilis Deus of Pope Pius IX (8th December 1854), of which we are this year celebrating the 150th anniversary.” (“John Duns Scotus and His Defence of the Immaculate Conception”)
Interestingly, Christianity Today recently published an article promoting the theology of John Duns Scotus. On January 10, 2008, CT Editor, Philip Yancey, recommended that evangelicals reconsider the Catholic theology of Duns Scotus:
“More than two centuries before the Reformation, a theological debate broke out that pitted theologian Thomas Aquinas against an upstart from Britain, John Duns Scotus. In essence, the debate circled around the question, ‘Would Christmas have occurred if humanity had not sinned?’
“Whereas Aquinas viewed the Incarnation as God’s remedy for a fallen planet, his contemporary saw much more at stake. For Duns Scotus, the Word becoming flesh as described in the prologue to John’s Gospel must surely represent the Creator’s primary design, not some kind of afterthought or Plan B. Aquinas pointed to passages emphasizing the Cross as God’s redemptive response to a broken relationship. Duns Scotus cited passages from Ephesians and Colossians on the cosmic Christ, in whom all things have their origin, hold together, and move toward consummation…
“…Though most theologians tended to follow Aquinas, in recent years prominent Catholics such as Karl Rahner have taken a closer look at Duns Scotus. Perhaps evangelicals should, too.” (“Ongoing Incarnation”)
Duns Scotus taught at the University of Paris from 1293 through 1297, when he was expelled, allegedly for siding with the pope in his feud with King Philip IV of France. From Paris, the ‘Marian Doctor’ removed to the University of Oxford. According to Louis Israel Newman, author of Jewish Influence on Christian Reform Movements, “The scholarly relationship between the Universities of Paris and Oxford for a long period was very close; it was first interrupted by the controversies during the time of Wycliffe and afterwards broken off by the wars in France and the civil wars in England.” (p. 90)
Lea’s History of the Inquisition stated that the Church in England was among the first to follow suit after the French declared the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. The Avignonese Popes, all Merovingians who worshipped the Black Virgin, had devised a clever strategy to impose the pernicious doctrine of the Immaculate Conception on Christendom:
“…Juan de Moncon, a Dominican professor in the University of Paris, taught that the Virgin was conceived in sin. This aroused a great uproar, and he fled to Avignon from impending condemnation. Then, at Rouen, another Dominican preached similar doctrine, and, as we are told, was generally ridiculed. The University sent to Avignon a deputation headed by Pierre d’Ailly, who claimed that the papal decision had been in their favor… The Dominicans were expelled from all positions in the Sorbonne, and the Avignonese Clement VII. was too dependent upon France to refuse a bull proclaiming as heretics Juan and all who held with him. Charles VI. was persuaded not only to force the Dominicans of Paris to celebrate every year the Feast of the Conception, but to order the arrest of all within the kingdom who denied the Immaculate Conception, that they might be brought to Paris and obliged to recant before the University…
“The University of Paris was the stronghold of the new doctrine… The belief…continued to spread… In 1438 the clergy and magistrates of Madrid…made a vow thereafter to observe the Feast of the Conception. The next year the Council of Basle…came to a decision in favor of the Immaculate Conception, forbade all assertions to the contrary, and ordered the feast to be everywhere celebrated on December 8, with due indulgences for attendance…
“A new article could not be introduced without creating a new heresy. Here was one on which the Church was divided, and the adherents on each side denounced the other as heretics and persecuted them as far as they dared where they had the power. In this the Dominicans were decidedly at a disadvantage, and their antagonists had greatly the preponderance and were daily growing in strength. In 1457, the Council of Avignon, presided over by a papal legate, the Cardinal de Foix, who was a Franciscan, confirmed the decree of Basle, and ordered under pain of excommunication that no one should teach to the contrary…” (Lea, A History of the Inquisition, pp. 599-600)
Cardinal de Foix would have been a Merovingian since the Counts of Foix were descendants of the Merovingian dynasty through Eudes, the Duke of Aquitaine. The entire region of South France had long been a stronghold of Mariolatry, being worshippers of the Black Virgin, who was the Egyptian Isis ‘Christianized’ as Mary Magdalene. The forcible introduction of Mary-worship into the Catholic Church, which formerly held no such doctrine, was a veritable tour de force of the Merovingian papacy at Avignon.
For over a century the Avignon papacy was diligently at work transforming the Church doctrinally and also setting in motion the events which would divide and conquer Christendom. This major turning point in Church history, which is known as the Great Western Schism, began in 1378 with two events: the death of Pope Gregory XI and the prohibition of passing judgment against John Wycliffe on the order of the Queen of England, Joan Plantagenet. The corruption of the Avignon Papacy was not limited to Catholic doctrine; the financial and administrative corruption of the Papal Court was so flagrant that in retrospect it seems to have been deliberate in order to provoke the popular revolt which inevitably followed.
“Popes, Cardinals, and officials of the Chancery and Apostolic Camera appointed bishops, collected taxes, and imposed disreputable political interdicts and excommunications throughout much of Christendom with greater abandon than ever before. They did so in tight association with countless princes and other representatives of the late medieval Establishment. Bankers were particularly welcome in their entourage. As Alvaro Pelayo, himself a fervent supporter of the Holy See, noted in De planctu ecclesiae, ‘Whenever I entered the chambers of the ecclesiastics of the Papal Court, I found brokers and clergy engaged in weighing and reckoning the money which lay in heaps before them.’ (Pastor, I, 72). / was this the Templar treasure?
“A myriad of astonishing abuses, many of them the product of exceedingly pro-papal canonists influenced heavily by Roman Law and purely utilitarian power considerations, became associated with the Avignon administration. Charitable covers for raking in illicit funds were multiplied. Sees were left vacant or filled in ways that furthered the increase of gross curial muscle and wealth. Legal cases were painfully delayed so as to milk more loot from long-suffering plaintiffs and defendants. And, once again, all this was done in dangerous cahoots with locally important political and banker hacks.
“Even more destructive was the treatment of diocesan matters as property rather than pastoral questions. Bishoprics were assigned either to curial officials—to provide, from their endowments, salaries the Papacy could not otherwise pay—or to friends of political allies whose cooperative behavior needed to be rewarded. Since it was impossible for papal employees to leave their governmental positions in Avignon to tend to even one diocese—much less the two or more often entrusted to their misuse—episcopal charges inevitably entailed the same absenteeism already practiced by the pope himself. Perhaps the most bizarre long term development from such unfortunate policies was to be the creation of nominal ‘bishops’ who were often not even priests. Lay ‘bishops’ got the revenues from their ‘property’, and then employed some hireling to do the episcopal tasks they themselves could not legitimately perform.
“…Avignon’s abuses merely confirmed the convictions of those who already thought of the Church and her mission as a blasphemous work of Satan. This was the major reason why her scandals were so detested by orthodox believers.” (“The Great Western Schism”)
The outrageous conduct of the Avignon papacy marked the beginning of the decline of the Roman Catholic papacy.
“…The kings’ increasing ability to claim the loyalty of the local clergy and to collect church taxes helped create several quasi-national churches that officially were part of the Roman Catholic Church but were increasingly under royal control. The Babylonian Captivity, along with the Hundred Years War then going on, also triggered challenges to papal authority from two other directions: church councils and popular heresies.” (“Schism & heresies in late medieval Europe”)
Another factor in the decline of the papacy was the spectacle of warring popes during the Great Schism. At one point the Church had three popes who excommunicated one another!! This chaotic state of affairs divided all of Europe and permanently damaged the authority of the pope:
The Great Schism and Conciliar movement
“The resentment that the Babylonian Captivity aroused against the Church grew worse when the popes tried to move back to Rome. By the 1370’s, the turmoil of the Hundred Years War was making life at Avignon increasingly dangerous. The capture and ransoming of Pope Innocent VI by a company of English mercenaries (who had little use for a French pope, anyway) convinced Pope Gregory XI to move to Rome. However, at this time, Rome was a more dangerous place to live in during times of ‘peace’ than France was during war. It took Gregory three attempts to get into Rome, and once he got in, he quickly decided he wanted to leave and return to Avignon. Unfortunately, Gregory died before he could get out.
“For the first time in 70 years, Rome was the scene of a papal election, and the Roman mob clamored outside for an Italian pope. Under such pressure, the College of Cardinals elected an Italian, Urban VI, as the next pope. Unfortunately, Urban was something of a violent and bigoted man whose actions drove all but three cardinals back to Avignon where they elected a second pope. Thus began the Great Schism, a period of turmoil when the Church was divided in its loyalty between two lines of popes, one French and one Italian. To no one’s surprise, each pope refused to recognize the other and even excommunicated him and his followers. This led to enormous anxiety among devout Christians, who found themselves supposedly excommunicated by one pope or the other. With neither pope willing to resign, something had to be done.
“The most popular suggestion was a general church council such as the ones summoned to solve major disputes in the past. There were several problems with this solution. First of all, popes traditionally called such councils, and neither pope was willing to call such a council. This made the legality of such a council questionable if not called by at least one pope. Second, different rulers in Europe supported particular popes, largely for political reasons. Such political divisions made it almost impossible to get people to agree on the site of a council, not to mention the deeper issues involved. Finally, the whole issue of a Church council raised the question: if a council could depose the pope, who was the real head of the Church? This was a question that lingered on long after the Great Schism had faded away.
“At last, a council was called at Pisa, Italy in 1409. It deposed the two rival popes and elected a third. Unfortunately, neither original pope recognized the council’s power to depose a pope, so now the Church had three popes. However, by this time, people were committed to the idea of a church council, and another one was called at Constance, Switzerland. All three popes were deposed, and a fourth, Martin V, was elected. Although one of the deposed popes held on in Avignon until 1429, the Great Schism ended here. Its effects did not, because it caused people all over Western Europe to question the authority of the pope in the Church. Although a single pope once again ruled the Church, his reputation and authority were permanently undermined.” (“Schism & heresies in late medieval Europe”)
“The Merovingian Infiltration of the Christian Church Through Monasticism,” of anonymous authorship, makes a compelling case that the Avignon Papacy was a planned conspiracy executed by the French monarch, Philip le Bel, who was a Merovingian. This accords with statements in Merovingian sources that the Templar Purge was orchestrated for the purpose of “downsizing” and relocating the Order to Scotland where they would enjoy the protection of the Saint Clair family and freedom they did not have on the Continent. In the British Isles, the Templars, under the protection and leadership of Henry Sinclair, would be at liberty establish the Order of the Rose Croix, Freemasonry, Unitarianism and Baptist churches. (See: “Anabaptist Unitarians”).
“Merovingian king, Philip IV (la Belle), who arrested the Templars on Oct. 13, 1307 and who placed his cousin, Clement V, on the Chair of Peter as his accomplice, then insisted that the pope remain in France, rather than Rome. This began what is named the Babylonian Captivity of the Church, a 68 year period in which the Church was forced to remain in Avignon France. The next successive 6 popes would be French and Merovingian, the second of whom, Clement VI, began formulating the doctrine of indulgences, which later became the spark of the Protestant Reformation as planned! The majority of Templars who escaped the arrest in 1307 went to Scotland which was the first to break from the Church through the Declaration of Arbroath, the document on which the 1776 U.S. Declaration was based. One signatory of the letter to Pope John XXII April 4, 1320 (date NATO was later formed) was the grandfather of Henry Sinclair, Earl of Orkney and Shetland Islands for Norway who lived in Roslin Castle, Scotland. It was he who brought Templar treasure to Nova Scotia in 1398, 94 years pre-Columbus. The Sinclairs were bishops of Ross and hereditary Grand Masters of Freemasonry.” (“The Merovingian Infiltration of the Christian Church Through Monasticism”)
Prince Michael Stewart is President of the European Council of Princes, said to be a constitutional advisory body to the European Union. Prince Michael is also the Knight Grand Commander of the Chivalric Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (Knights Templar), and holds various other titles of high rank in the Merovingian bloodline. (The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, pp. 2, 308) According to Prince Michael, following the Templar Purge on the Continent, the Celtic Church of Scotland welcomed the refugee Knights Templar who then formed the Order of the Rosy Cross. And the first order of business of the Knights of the Rosy Cross was…to meet with the Pope at Avignon!!
“The established Roman Church may have betrayed the Templars, but in Scotland they found something far more trustworthy and tangible: a sacred royal house, and a Priest-King of the Celtic Church succession. …the Knights became part of the Scottish Government as the appointed Royal Bodyguard, with the Order established as ‘Guardian of the King of Scots by day and by night’… A new order was then formed, called the Elder Brothers of the Order of the Rosy Cross, and several of the Rosy Cross Knights then sailed to France for a meeting with Pope John XXII at Avignon.
“Many historians have presumed therefore that the Knights Templars must have been disbanded in Scotland, but this was not the case; it was simply that [Robert the] Bruce had contrived the secret Order to become even more secretive. Indeed, the Order of the Knights of the Rosy Cross…was a very successful cover.” (The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland, p. 65)
Having formed the secretive Order of the Rosy Cross in Scotland, the Templars sent a contingent of Rosy Cross Knights to France for a meeting with the Pope at Avignon. This is documented with a footnote: “The Vatican Archives, Rome” What would prompt the persecuted Templars to return to the very headquarters of the Catholic Church which had slaughtered so many knights of their Order? Prince Michael offers this feeble excuse: “…this new Order was not apparently Templar to outsiders, and since the Pope held the international reins of Chivalric Orders, a meeting was necessary for registration.” Furthermore, “…the Pope agreed to issue a Charter so long as his own nephew, Jacques de Via, became the operative Grand Master.” (Stewart, p. 65) Surely this high-level meeting between the fugitive Templars and the Avignon Pope reeks of collusion.
Also about this time, John Wycliffe, the “Morning Star of the Reformation,” led the Lollards of England to foment rebellion against the Avignon Papacy, a Merovingian front doing their best to destroy public confidence in the Catholic Church. The purge of the Knights Templar occurred from 1307 to 1314, the same years the Merovingian Pope and his curia were setting up their new headquarters in Avignon. John Wycliffe was born in 1327 and entered the political scene around 1376, at the close of the Avignon Papacy and onset of the Great Schism. Is this sequence of events mere coincidence or is there evidence that Wycliffe may have been an agent of the network of the secret societies that Henry Saint Clair had established on the British Isles? Evidence of Wycliffe’s Rosicrucian connections is presented in: “The Lollard Movement: John Wycliffe.”
There is compelling evidence that the Protestant Reformation was the brainchild of the Merovingian Jews who functioned as agent provocateurs throughout the Holy Roman Empire whose ultimatums for reform were met with more flagrant abuses by the Merovingian popes. Some agents of the Reformation were as violent as the popes, giving Protestant Christianity a reputation for brutality, as the Marranos had formerly done within the Catholic Church. (See: “The Reformation: Rosicrucian Connections”) Rosicrucian Jeff Nisbet divulged the brilliant strategy of the Merovingian Jews in Atlantis Rising magazine:
“In one fell swoop, the Christian world was cleft in twain. No longer would Rome be able to raise great armies from its subject nations to crush heresies wherever the Papal finger pointed. There was no longer just one big boy on the block. Another had moved in. The mightiest church the world had ever known had been ‘divided’ and ‘conquered’.
“But the Reformed Church would not be allowed to remain squeaky clean. The life of Mary’s grandson, James VI, the first…king of both Scotland and England, would be threatened by a plot hatched by ‘witches’ on Halloween, 1590. The celebrated but trumped-up case of the ‘North Berwick Witches’ kick-started over a century of Scottish witch hunts, and proved that your average Presbyterian could be just as vindictive as your average Catholic when it came to fighting Satan’s minions. While an equilibrium had been established between the two great Christian powers, neither can yet lay claim to being the saintliest, and each still has that heavy cross of guilt to bear. Another perfect doublecross, perhaps?” (Rosslyn Chapel Revisited)
At this point we turn to Pastor John S. Torell of the European-American Evangelistic Crusades, who elucidates the development of the Illuminati with greater accuracy than the “authorized version” which places the origin of this high cabal late in history—in 1776 with Adam Weishaupt’s organization. Do not miss Rev. Torell’s statement that the Marrano families, that is Jews who converted to Christianity, survived the Inquisition and are among us today, which may account for the fabricated Illuminati history that circulates.
“The first known Illuminati order (Alumbrado) was founded in 1492 by Spanish Jews, called ‘Marranos,’ who were also known as ‘crypto-Jews.’ With violent persecution in Spain and Portugal beginning in 1391, hundreds of thousands of Jews had been forced to convert to the faith of the Roman Catholic Church. Publicly they were now Roman Catholics, but secretly they practiced Judaism, including following the Talmud and the Cabala. The Marranos were able to teach their children secretly about Judaism, but in particular the Talmud and the Cabala, and this huge group of Jews has survived to this very day. After 1540 many Marranos opted to flee to England, Holland, France, the Ottoman empire (Turkey), Brazil and other places in South and Central America. The Marranos kept strong family ties and they became very wealthy and influential in the nations where they lived. But as is the custom with all Jewish people, it did not matter in what nation they lived, their loyalty was to themselves and Judaism.” (How the World Government Rules the Nations)
In 1492, Spanish Roman Catholics also expelled the last of the Muslims and Jews from Spain. The reason for the Spanish Inquisition is buried under a mile high pile of propaganda remonstrating against the anti-Semitism of the Church. From 1000 to 1200 A.D., the magical/mystical system known as Cabala was developed mainly by Sephardi (African) Jews, especially in Spain. The Inquisition was not directed against the Jews for practicing Torah Judaism, but for criminal activities connected with the Talmud and Cabala—even ritual human sacrifice and Tantric sex magick, for the Talmud directs Jews to exterminate Christians and the Cabala contains erotic elements.
Also in 1492, Christopher Columbus was funded by Jews to explore the New World in search of a homeland for their “persecuted” brethren. On August 2 (the Druid feast of Lugnasha) in 1492, Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World, sponsored by Leonardo da Vinci (Grand Master of the Prieuré de Sion from 1510-1519) and funded by wealthy Merovingian families like the Medici of Italy. According to Occult Conspiracy by Michael Howard:
“Columbus was associated with a political group that supported the ideas of Dante, one of the alleged Grand Masters of the Order of the Rosy Cross, who is known to have used codes and ciphers in his writings, a practice associated with membership of a secret society. Columbus’ voyages of discovery were sponsored by Leonardo da Vinci and Lorenzo de Medici, both initiates of secret societies, who found the explorer wealthy patrons among European Royalty and aristocracy.” (p.74)
There is also speculation that Leonardo da Vinci was of Jewish extraction.
“‘The Nobility of a Talented Bastard, Leonardo. Such was the caption of an article in the important Italian Newspaper, Corriere della Sera of October 1, 2000. Recent research maintains,’ the article begins, ‘that the maestro of Vinci was born of a Jewess who stemmed from Russia.’” (Hebrew History Federation)
Likewise, there is evidence that Christopher Columbus was a Jew. The Jewish scholar, Eliezer Segal, cites Columbus’ biographer S. de Madariaga and the Jewish historian Cecil Roth, as providing the most cogent arguments in favor of this view.
“…there has been some weighty scholarly debate over the possibility that Columbus, though undeniably a devout and zealous Catholic, might also have been the proud descendant of Spanish Jews. Ironically, this view has been championed by some patriotic Spaniards, who would rather have him a Spanish Jew than an Italian gentile.
“There is evidence that Columbus spoke Spanish while still living in Italy, an unusual situation unless his family had originated in Spain. Spanish-speaking Jewish refugees from the Inquisition were numerous in the Genoa area.
“The form ‘Colón’ which Columbus adopted as the Spanish equivalent of his last name was not the expected form (which would have been ‘Colom’ or ‘Colombo’). It was however a common Jewish variation on the name.
“Columbus was known to frequent the company of Jews and former Jews, among whom were some noted astronomers and navigators, as well as his official translator. Marranos figure prominently among Columbus’s backers and crew. Throughout his life he demonstrated a keen knowledge of the Bible and the geography of the Holy Land. In fact in one place he calculates the date from the destruction of the ‘Second House’ [=Temple], counting from the traditional (and erroneous) Jewish date of 68 C.E., rather than the generally held 70…
“The connections between the timing of Columbus’s voyage and the expulsion of Spanish Jewry are indeed curious. Historians have noted that, though Columbus was not scheduled to set sail until August 3rd, he insisted that his entire crew be ready on board a full day earlier. The timing becomes more intriguing when we consider that August 2nd 1492 was the day that had been ordained for the last Jews of Spain to depart the country. Hundreds of thousands of Jews were departing Spain on that black day.
“When this coincidence of dates was first noted by the Spanish biographer S. de Madariaga, the English Jewish historian Cecil Roth supplemented it with a further ‘coincidence’: August 2nd 1492 coincided with the Ninth of Av, the Jewish fast of mourning for the destruction of the Jerusalem Temples! It was as if Columbus had arranged to remain on board ship for that ill-omened day, and to depart only afterwards.” (Columbus Medinah?)
Besides Leonardo da Vinci and the Medici, Christopher Columbus was financed by the House of Anjou, another Jewish family, and specifically, Rene d’Anjou of the Langudoc in France, who was Grand Master of the Prieuré de Sion from 1418-1480.
“René D’Anjou sought to promote the advancement of learning and at one time employed Christopher Columbus.” (Holy Blood, Holy Grail, p.138)
“…René was, through his Angevin ancestry one of Christ’s most prominent living descendants. …when René and Isabel became the Duke and Duchess of Lorraine, court was held at their castles throughout Anjou and Provence. These courts included Jewish cabalists, astrologers and even the physician Jean de Saint-Remy, grandfather of Nostradamus. In fact, Christopher Columbus was a member of the Court for a while, and René was the person who gave him his first ship’s commission to Tunis.” (Tracy R. Twyman, Editor, Dagobert’s Revenge)
To the present day, “St. Rene D’Anjou” is venerated as one of the many “phallic” saints of France. A website that publishes “Sacred Texts” on “sacred sexuality” provides the abominable details of the worship of Priapus who was the first Bishop of Lyons. “In the south of France, Provence, Languedoc, and the Lyonnais, [Priapus] was worshipped under the title of St. Foutin… Similar phallic saints were worshipped under the names of St. Guerlichon, or Greluchon, at Bourg-Dieu in the diocese of Bourges, of St. Gilles in the Cotentin in Britany, of St. Rene in Anjou, of St. Regnaud in Burgundy, of St. Arnaud, and above all of St. Guignolé near Brest and at the village of La Chatelette in Berri. Many of these were still in existence and their worship in full practice in the last century…”
It seems that the Jews regarded America as the New Jerusalem: “…Columbus…believed when he landed in America that God had led him to the New Jerusalem. The idea of America as the fulfilment of a biblical prophecy concerning the foundation of a spiritual Utopia on Earth was a central belief in the Rosicrucian philosophy of the seventeenth century.” (Occult Conspiracy, p.74)
THE SIX-POINTED STAR
These little known facts of history explain why the Great Seal of the United States is a highly symbolic representation of America’s designated role as a new Jewish homeland, with the original 13 colonies representing the 13 tribes of Israel. The high incidence of “13’s” in the Great Seal is detailed on the website of the Philosophical Research Society founded by Manly P. Hall, Masonic author of The Secret Destiny of America.
“The significance of the mystical number 13, which frequently appears upon the Great Seal of the United States, is not limited to the number of the original colonies. The sacred emblem of the ancient initiates, here composed of 13 stars, also appears above the head of the ‘eagle.’ The motto, E Pluribus Unum, contains 13 letters, as does also the inscription, Annuit Coeptis. The ‘eagle’ clutches in its right talon a branch bearing 13 leaves and 13 berries and in its left a sheaf of 13 arrows. The face of the pyramid, exclusive of the panel containing the date, consists of 72 stones arranged in 13 rows.” From Hunt’s History of the United States (Gallery of Masonic Symbolism)
In British-Israelism, which is a Judeo-Masonic doctrine, the number 13 symbolizes the 13 tribes of Israel in accordance with the blessing of Jacob (Israel) upon his sons in Genesis 49. British Israelite teacher, Gene Scott, explains “It must be remembered the Manasseh is the thirteenth tribe. Ephraim moved into Joseph’s place and Manasseh was added to the twelve.” Furthermore, Scott claims that the tribe of Manassah founded the United States. When the number of colonies (lost tribes?) reached 13, the colonists declared independence from Great Britain as the 13 “united States of America”:
“The United States, being founded as a permanent home by the Pilgrim’s (of the tribe of Manasseh), should reflect the emblems of that tribe. It will be found that the Great Seal of the United States contains ten features of thirteen. And given that some sixteen drafts, over a time period of 159 years through which the seal was constructed, it makes coincidence impossible as an explanation for those 13’s. I know that the easy answer to the fact of all these thirteens is that there were thirteen original colonies, but this surface explanation doesn’t fit all the evidence. When the facts of the United States and the Great Seal are viewed in the context of the whole Lost Tribes teaching, it obviously fits like it belonged. The ‘coincidence’ of there being thirteen colonies doesn’t add a whit to the total picture unless it is taken to be part of the [Lost Tribes] material.”
If Christopher Columbus discovered America, why was the continent not named “Columbia” or similar eponym? The official legend is that America was named after an Italian voyager, Amerigo Vespucci, which makes little sense. It will come as a revelation to many North Americans that the name “America” probably derived from “Ameru”, the serpent-god of South America. Ameru was also known as Quetzalcoatl to the Aztecs and Viracocha to the people of Central Andes.
Interestingly, the Book of Mormon claims that Jesus appeared as the god Quetzalcóatl in South America, the New World. However, “The Catholic Church’s conquistadores tried to obliterate all signs of the truth of Jesus-Quetzalcóatl in the New World, by burning the codices—the written word—but they did not destroy them all…
“One Nephite left the land shortly after Jesus appeared to the Aztecs as the god Quezalcoatl… Upon his arrival in Egypt he took the name Alexander Helios and set his Liahona’s needles for the land of the Israelites. He was granted honorary membership in the Essenes of the Qumran Community. At Qumran, Helios performed a most important job,…
“Alexander had became chief archivist of the Qumran community. It was he who dutifully removed all scriptural references to the Golden Plates (of the Book of Mormon) from the dead sea scrolls before they were buried. This explains why no references to Mormonism occur in the Dead Sea scrolls and in any books of the Holy Bible. The sensitive work was done on commandment from Jesus and in the presence of the angel Moroni who appeared to Alexander in 44 A.D. Moroni revealed to Alexander that the knowledge of the records of Lemon is yet not to be revealed ‘…the holy Scrolls of Qumran contain writings that cannot be revealed unto the world; but is to be had in the Holy Temple of God, in the full ripeness of time.’” (“The Three Nephites”)
Quetzalcoatl, Ameru and Viracocha corresponded to the Egyptian god, Osiris, who ruled over the “First Time.” Hans Jonas wrote in The Gnostic Religion that Osiris had the ability to walk on the oceans and “traveled around the globe bringing civilization to many nations.” Osiris corresponds to the Babylonian Tammuz, who was Nimrod of Genesis 11. This pagan deity was worshipped in the wilderness by apostate Israel as Chiun, the Assyrian-Babylonian god of the planet Saturn (see Amos 5:26; Strongs #3594), and as Tammuz before their removal to Babylon (Ezek. 8:14).
Chiun = « an image » or « pillar »
- probably a statue of the Assyrian-Babylonian god of the planet Saturn and used to symbolise Israelite apostasy
The god Saturn is represented by the misnamed Star of David, the six-pointed star which has been the symbol of Talmudic, Cabalistic Judaism from antiquity to the present time. [See: The Six-Pointed Star: The Mark of the Beast]
On the Great Seal of the United States there also appears a six-pointed star. Modern false teachers with Judeo-Masonic leanings tell the tale of an American Jew who merited the honor of having the symbol of apostate, Cabalistic Judaism inscribed on the Great Seal of the U.S. Haim Solomon’s largesse turned the rag tag outfit of 33º Mason George Washington into the professional army that won the Revolutionary War. Notice in John Hagee’s anecdote that some of the funding for the American Revolution came from European Jews:
“America has been blessed by the Jewish community. Let me take you back to a story of the American revolution and Haim Solomon, a Philadelphia banker. When George Washington and the Continental Army were fighting for their very lives in the snows of Valley Forge, they didn’t have enough food to eat, they didn’t have enough weapons, they didn’t have enough ammunition to fight the British; it looked like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness would never happen. Haim Solomon went to the Jewish people of America and the Jewish people of Europe and raised millions of dollars and gave it to George Washington. That contribution turned the tide of the American revolution. George Washington was so appreciative of Haim Solomon’s contribution that he had the engravers of the American one dollar bill express his appreciation to the Jewish people by placing this insignia over the head of the American eagle. It is the Mogan David, the Star of David. In addition, around the Mogan David is the cloud burst of the Shekinah Glory of God that was over the Tabernacle. If you turn it upside down, then you have the Menorah. The contribution the Jewish people made to assist America in the war effort was one that George Washington insisted that all Americans know about.” (Christians Supporting Israel)
Modern prophet Rick Joyner, a crypto-Jew if there ever was one, uses the Haim Solomon anecdote today to $windle Evangelical Christians to $upport the Zionist cause:
“Haim Solomon, a Philadelphia Jewish banker, expended his personal fortune to support George Washington and the Continental Army. He did this because he foresaw that the new American nation would be a haven for persecuted Jews. I also mentioned previously that I believed if the sum he had given, with appropriate compounded interest, were repaid to his descendents, the Jewish people, that it would at least equal the aid that the United States has given to Israel.
“From information I have received, it appears that Haim Solomon gave nearly $2 million to the support of George Washington and the Continental Army. This was a huge sum in the currency of the times, equal to many millions in today’s money. To repay this debt to his heirs, with compounded interest, has been estimated to be around $4 trillion. I have not been able to confirm these figures yet, but it seems that they are accepted by a number of people who have studied this.
“Historians also seem to confirm that it is unlikely that George Washington could have succeeded without the aid from Haim Solomon. It came at possibly the most critical time of the Revolutionary War for the Americans, while the Continental Army was trying to hold together after repeated defeats, and was almost completely without supplies or other sources of support.” (MorningStar Ministries)
For evidence supporting the above charge of crypto-Jewry, see: Joint Prophecy of Rabbi Cohen & Rick Joyner at Messiah ’99
Was Haim Solomon a real historical character? Probably not. The Hebrew name Haim means “life” and, of course, Solomon was the apostate king of Israel, whom the Masons revere along with his Seal, falsely named the Star of David. “Life of Solomon” may be a veiled allusion to the once and future King of Israel who will reign over a messianic Golden Age.
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold. (1 Kings 10:14)
In 1771, John Carroll (1735-1815), a Jesuit priest from a wealthy Maryland family, became a professed father of the Society of Jesus and a professor at Bourges in France. In 1781, Fr. Carroll founded the Sulpician Seminary in Baltimore and in 1789, the year the U.S. Constitution took effect, founded Georgetown University, a Jesuit institution that was managed by the Sulpician Order for a period of time. The Sulpicians were a heretical Catholic order whose headquarters are located on the Zero Meridian in Paris, France. Remarkably, Saint Sulpice, like his contemporary King Dagobert, converted the Jews of his diocese en masse to Christianity!
“St Sulpice (d. c.647). This contemporary of St Dagobert also has his feast day on 17 January. He was the second Bishop of Bourges, which is on the zero meridian of Paris, like Rennes-les-Bains, and was successful in converting all the Jews of his diocese. He was the protégé of the goldsmith of St Eloi, Grand Vizier of Dagobert I. The famous seminary and church dedicated to him in Paris contains the obelisk with the copper line down the centre marking the exact point of the meridian. St Sulpice, in the grounds of St Germain-des-Pres (qv), had connections with the Prieuré from its foundation in 1642.” (Ean Begg, The Cult of the Black Virgin, Arkana, 1985, p.110)
In 1790, John Carroll was appointed by the Roman Catholic Church to be the first Bishop of the United States with the task of organizing the Catholic Church in the new nation. Bishop Carroll encouraged Catholic religious orders to establish branches in the U.S. and, with the help of George Washington, secured federal funds to send Catholic missionaries to the western territory. John Carroll became an archbishop in 1808 and, under his leadership, the Catholic population of the United States increased from 25,000 to 200,000.
John Carroll’s brother, Daniel Carroll, was a framer and signer of the Constitution and a Mason who participated in laying the Masonic cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol. The Catholic Encyclopedia entry for Daniel Carroll states: “Initially, he was prevented from becoming involved in Maryland politics by laws that excluded Catholics from holding public office. Once these laws were repealed in 1776, he was elected to the upper house of the Maryland legislature (1777-1781). He was a delegate from Maryland to the Continental Congress (1781-1783) and was one of the signers of the Articles of Confederation (1 Mar 1781).”
The Carroll brothers were cousins of Charles Carroll, also a high ranking Mason as well as the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. All of the Carrolls, who were colleagues of President George Washington, were educated at Jesuit institutions: the Jesuit School at Bohemia on Harmon’s Manor in Maryland and the Jesuit college at St-Omer in French Flanders. Charles went on to other Jesuit institutions of higher learning, the college of the Jesuits at Reims and the College Louis le Grand at Paris. According to a Catholic expose of Masonic infiltration of the Roman Catholic Church:
“In the United States, founded as it was upon Masonic principles, ‘infiltration’ is hardly the appropriate word. Charles Carroll, a high ranking Mason and relative of the USA’s first Bishop, had been the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. By 1895, Archbishop Ireland could tell the French: ‘I believe that a divine mission has been assigned to the Republic of the United States. That mission is to prepare the world, by example and moral influence, for the universal reign of human liberty and the rights of man’ (cited in Utopia, p. 113).” (“The Catholic Church and Globalism,” Carey J. Winters, Real Catholicism, 3/98)
How is it that the Vatican, which had an official policy that forbade Roman Catholics under threat of excommunication from holding membership in Masonic lodges, and regularly issued papal bulls against Freemasonry––how is it that Pope Pius VI appointed the Jesuit priest, John Carroll, whose family was deeply involved in Freemasonry at the highest levels, as the first Bishop of the U.S. with the charge of founding colleges, of establishing a Catholic hierarchy and generally organizing the Catholic Church in the new nation? The answer may be found in the origins of the Jesuits.
“‘In fact the classical land of crypto-Jewry is Spain. Tradition there has been durable and universal to such an extent that one must raise the suspicion that a Marranian receptivity is present in the atmosphere of the land itself. Even at the time of the Romans the Jews were numerous and influential. Many of them asserted that they were descended from the aristocracy of Jerusalem, who had been deported by Titus or by earlier conquerors into banishment.’” (Cecil Roth)
By the time of the Reformation, Jewish Cabalists were openly in control of the papacy, from which they directed Cabalist operations throughout Western Christendom. (See Reformation popes in our Pope Chart, a work in progress). Immediately preceding the Reformation, a medieval version of the Hebrew Roots Movement shook Christendom, aided and abetted by Pope Julius II (1503-1513):
“It is indeed a well-known fact that the Reformation was achieved by Luther, Calvin and Zwingli, but it is not so well-known that previously John Reuchlin (1455-1531), Pico de Mirandola’s disciple, shook the Christian conscience by suggesting as early as 1494 ‘that there was nothing higher than hebraic wisdom.’ And when in 1509 a renegade Jew, Joseph Pffefferkorn, had the Talmud seized and finally obtained, after several attempts, the definitive condemnation of this collective compendium which contains a thousand years of Jewish wisdom. John Reuchlin did not shrink from exposing himself to every menace and danger in order to defend before the Emperor and the Pope the extraordinary value of the Talmud, whose veritable meaning he had fathomed. Reuchlin advocated returning to Jewish sources as well as to ancient texts. Finally, he won his case against the convert Pfefferkorn, who loudly demanded the destruction of the Talmud. ‘The new spirit which was to revolutionize the whole of Europe became apparent with regard to the Jews and the Talmud,’ wrote the historian Graetz.” (Pinay)
In 1517, Martin Luther’s “95 Theses” commenced the Reformation and, in 1540, the Society of Jesus was authorized by Pope Paul III to launch the Counter-Reformation. James Trager’s compendium, The People’s Chronology, includes this stunning entry: “In 1534 the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) was founded by Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) (a Marrano) and five associates” (1979, p.176).
Perhaps the most lucid overview of the evolution of the world government is the previously cited article by Pastor John Torrell, who elaborates on the background of the founder of the Jesuits.
“The following information is going to be a ‘shock’ to all Roman Catholics. In 1491 San Ignacio De Loyola was born in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, Spain. His parents were Marranos and at the time of his birth the family was very wealthy. As a young man he became a member of the Jewish Illuminati Order in Spain. As a cover for his crypto Jewish activities, he became very active as a Roman Catholic. On May 20, 1521 Ignatius (as he was now called) was wounded in a battle, and became a semi-cripple. Unable to succeed in the military and political arena, he started a quest for holiness and eventually ended up in Paris where he studied for the priesthood. In 1539 he had moved to Rome where he founded the ‘Jesuit Order,’ which was to become the most vile, bloody and persecuting order in the Roman Catholic Church. In 1540, the current Pope Paul III approved the order. At Loyola’s death in 1556 there were more than 1000 members in the Jesuit order, located in a number of nations.
“Setting up the Jesuit order, Ignatius Loyola devised an elaborate spy system, so that no one in the order was safe. If there was any opposition, death would come swiftly. The Jesuit order not only became a destructive arm of the Roman Catholic Church; it also developed into a secret intelligence service.” (How the World Government Rules the Nations)
The fact that the founder of the Society of Jesus, originally called “‘The Company’ of Jesus,” was a Marrano Jew, should give us pause to reflect and to reassess the official party line that the Jesuits is a “Roman Catholic” institution. As well, to wonder about the source of this propaganda campaign, which is probably the Illuminati. Pastor Torell adds, “While the Popes relied more and more on the Jesuits, they were unaware that the hardcore leadership were Jewish, and that these Jews held membership in the Illuminati Order which despised and hated the Roman Catholic Church.” This seems very generous of Rev. Torrell considering the popes of the Reformation period. [See Pope Chart] The pope who authorized formation of the Society of Jesus in 1540, as well as the Council of Trent conducted by the Jesuits from 1545 to 1563 to crush the Reformation, was quite the reprobate.
“According to Life magazine, Pope Paul III (1534-1549) as a cardinal had fathered three sons and a daughter. On the day of his coronation he celebrated the baptism of his two great-grandchildren. He appointed two of his teenage nephews as cardinals, sponsored festivals with singers, dancers and jesters, and sought advice from astrologers.”
In 2001, the Jesuit Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts sponsored “Toward a Deeper Understanding of Forgiveness,” a seminar which featured James Bernauer, S.J. as a speaker. A Professor of Philosophy at the Jesuit Boston College, Bernauer honored St. Ignatius for welcoming Jews into the Society of Jesus and lauded the fact that his successor was Jewish. (Interesting that “Bernauer” is a Jewish surname.)
“Ignatius’s devotion to the personal figure of Jesus saved him, and initially the Society, from a most common prejudice: the view that Jewish converts to Christianity and their descendants, the so called ‘New Christians’ of Spain, were more Jewish than Christian for they were of impure blood. Such tainted character justified their exclusion from Church posts and religious orders. Ignatius courageously resisted ecclesiastical and political pressures and refused to exclude Jewish converts or their descendants from the Society’s ranks and, thus, some of the most distinguished early Jesuits were Jewish… the Jesuit historian Francis Sacchini wrote in 1622 that the second general of the Society, James Laynez, had Jewish ancestry,” (“After Christendom: The Holocaust and Catholicism’s Current Search for Forgiveness”)
The early Generals of the Society of Jesus were suspected of having Jewish ancestry and “…in 1593…when the 5th General Congregation was about to open…of the 27 Jesuits who proposed changes to the Constitutions, 25 were of either Jewish or Moorish descent.” This would account for the Jesuits’ partiality toward the Jews: “…the Jesuits…were then against the Inquisition… In this case the organisation of St. Ignatius founded for the defence of the Church against her enemies was led astray and occasioned to be exactly the opposite, to oppose the Inquisition, which represented the principal defence of the Church and to tolerate its enemies.” (Pinay, p.617)
Roman Catholics should ponder the fact that, if this Company of Cabalist Jews was mobilized to quash the Reformation, then the Protestants were, in reality, fleeing the High Cabal of crypto-Jewry which controlled all of Europe through their religious front, the Roman Catholic Church. That God was delivering His people, true Christians, from this Synagogue of Satan is the only honest explanation for the Reformation.
A Biography of Ignatius Loyola states that, during his lifetime, there were suspicions of Ignatius’ Hebrew ancestry which, of course, the good saint abjured:
“[The Jesuits] were begun by a group of Spanish Christians, at a time when the reconquest of Spain from the Moslems was but recently accomplished, and persons with Moorish or Jewish ancestry were under suspicion. It is accordingly much to their credit that the Jesuits were firmly opposed (particularly under Ignatius and his first three successors as Superior General of the Jesuits) to ecclesiastical anti-Semitism and to the Inquisition’s persecution of suspected Jews. When Ignatius was accused of having partly Jewish ancestry, he replied, ‘If only I did! What could be more glorious than to be of the same blood as the Apostles, the Blessed Virgin, and our Lord Himself?’”
A Chronology of the Life of St. Ignatius which reveals his devotion to the Black Virgin attests to his membership in the Illuminati: “Iñigo went continuously to Montserrat to confess…Montserrat, a Marian shrine (Black Virgin of ~) is a well known site of pilgrimage… Iñigo and his band of companions were rumoured to be Illuminists (Alumbrados), members of a movement condemned by the Inquisition. Interrogations and arrest (17 days, no explanation) followed. Spiritual Exercises suspected to be heretical.” To comprehend the devotion of the Illuminati high cabal, the Prieuré de Sion, to the Black Virgin, including Montserrat in Spain, the reader is referred to our report The False Gospel in the Stars.
Ignatius managed to escape the Inquisition probably due to the fact that, in the 15th century, the papacy was securely in the hands of the Jewish Cabalists.
“Towards the end of the XIIIth century the Anjou, who ruled Naples, introduced a general conversion of Jews in their neighbourhood of the city of Trani. Under the name new-converts (neophytes) the proselytes continued to live for three hundred years as crypto-Jews. Their secret loyalty to Judaism was one of the motives for which reason the Inquisition became active in Naples in the 16th century… Some escaped to the Balkans, where they joined themselves with the existing Jewish communities. Their descendants in south Italy still preserve some vague memories of Judaism up to the present day.” (Cecil Roth)
During the Renaissance, the Medici oligarchy revolutionized the political and religious climate of Europe and Italy became a major catalyst for disseminating the occult traditions throughout Europe in the guise of Neo-Platonism. In the 15th century, the Medici funded the Academy of Florence, Italy to spread Hermetic Cabalism and to infiltrate the Vatican with this heresy. Several of the Medici became popes and cardinals. Giulio de’ Medici (1478-1534) would become Pope Clement VII, Alessandro de’ Medici (1535-1605) was Pope Leo XI and Giovanni de Medici, Pope Leo X (1513-1521).
Lorenzo the Magnificent was the leader of Florence during the Renaissance. His second son, Giovanni, became Pope Leo X at age 7 (they must have had big plans for Giovanni!). Leo X was the pope who excommunicated Martin Luther and also bestowed upon Henry VIII the title of “Defender of the Faith.” Leo managed to bankrupt the Vatican owing mainly to his program of completely rebuilding St. Peter’s Basilica. As for his personal expenses, “He spent only eight thousand ducats ($18,400) per month on his table! For his inauguration festival Leo spent 100,000 ducats, 1/7th of the treasury that [Pope] Julius left.” (Popedom) To recoup Church revenues, Leo instituted the sale of indulgences, the issue that precipitated the Protestant Reformation. In The Last Pope, John Hogue wrote of Giovanni de Medici’s renovation of the Vatican in the style of the High Renaissance:
“Leo was a good administrator, a shrewd politician and at first it appears he was even chaste, until he revealed his fondness for little boys… [he spent] the bulk of his seven-year pontificate lavishing millions of ducats on the arts, legendary banquets and his grandiose building projects…on the construction of a new St. Peter’s Basilica, which he intended to be the greatest church in Christendom. The pope’s ears were deaf to the protests of his priests as he blessed the demolition of old St. Peter’s with all of its priceless early Christian art treasures.
“Bramante’s design for the new St. Peter’s soon became Leo’s greatest money pit. [Pope] Julius’ treasury was emptied, and even the booming business from 10,000 whores servicing a citizenry of 50,000 in the papal brothels of Rome could not finance the raising of St. Peter’s dome closer to heaven…
“…the new basilica built in the Apostle’s name could not be finished unless he expanded the indulgence scheme beyond all previous excesses of Sixtus IV. An army of Christian priestly soldiers was issued from Rome, not to gather souls, but to bankroll a crusade to hoodwink the simple people throughout Europe into thinking that they could purchase themselves and their dearly departed a bargain ticked to Heaven. Salvation on the cheap.” (pp.144-6)
Donato Bramante, the greatest architect of the Renaissance, did the fundamental work of rebuilding St. Peter’s Basilica, which work was later carried on by Michelangelo. The new St. Peters would reflect the new religion brought to Europe during the Renaissance, which was Neo-Platonism. In the rebuilt basilica, Michelangelo’s Pieta appears to be around twenty years of age, and therefore cannot be the mother of Jesus, but Mary Magdalene. In planning St. Peter’s, Bramante envisioned a church based upon a Greek cross (having arms of equal length) and surmounted by a great dome.
According to “The Sign of the Cross,” an essay in the Hermetic Library, “The equal armed cross (+) was used to represent the four cardinal directions, elements, colors of mankind (Hopi lore), as well as the Four Heavens of Zoroaster and its later variation in Jewish Qabbalah. When circled it became the four seasons, stages of life, and all of the associations of life, death, and re-birth.”
Additionally, the author, Mark Stavish, provides insight into the peculiar tradition of making the sign of the cross (of which the “Canons of Hippolytus tell the Christian: ‘Sign thy forehead with the sign of the cross in order to defeat Satan and to glory in thy Faith’”).
“In his work, The Nature and Use of Ritual, Roche de Coppens quotes a masonic-rosicrucian document in which ‘Bishop Theodotus’ states:
“When we say ‘In the Name of the Father’ and place our fingers on the forehead, we actually point to an important organ in our spiritual body just below the space where God dwells in us ‘on high’. The vibrations set up in motion by our loving thought about our heavenly Father activates the Divine Essence of the ‘Crown’ which pours into our Heart center as a veritable though unseen Glory (Shaft of White Light). This activation of the ‘Crown’ itself is described by St. Peter: ‘Ye shall receive a Crown of Glory’. When we say; ‘And of the Son’ and place our fingers on our heart, we again actually point to a space in our spiritual body where the Divine Light, in the words of the Prophet Isaiah poured upon us from ‘on high’, is activating another spiritual organ suffusing us with the Divine Love of the Son. And when we say: ‘And of the Holy Spirit’, touching our right and left breast respectively, we activate these spiritual sensoria within us which manifest as the creative and vitalizing power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Finally, when we say: « Amen’ and join our hands together, mentally affirming the presence of the Triune God within us, we actually close the spiritual currents within the periphery of our spiritual body in order to maintain this awakening to spiritual awareness as long as possible.” (S.R.I.A. Documents)
The Merovingian dynasty were the masterminds behind the Renaissance: “René [d’Anjou] was the Angevin monarch who, at the time of the renaissance, single-handedly spearheaded a Hermetic revival in Europe. It was he who personally convinced Cosimo de Medici to translate many ancient texts such as the Corpus Hermeticum into various European tongues for the first time ever… The Angevins were primarily advocates of the Regia, or Royal Art, of hermeticism; a tradition which according to legend was passed down to man by a race of fallen angels.”
Anjou (pronounced “an Jew”!) was a Jewish province in France. The term “Angevin” or “Angevine” is the name applied to two distinct medieval dynasties that originated from Anjou. Angevin/Angevine is also associated with angels, which may explain why this Jewish bloodline had more than just a passing interest in the writings of the Nephilim. The Angevins were a senior branch (angel + vine) of the Merovingian bloodline whose members viewed themselves as divine descendants of the fallen angels of Genesis 6. The Jesus-Mary Magdalene bloodline heresy is really the exoteric doctrine of the Merovingian race, and an occult blind for religious masses; the esoteric doctrine, known only to the initiated, is the descent of the Merovingian race from the fallen angels of Genesis 6. Which explains why the founder of the dynasty, King Merovee, is said to have been sired by mysterious sea beast, Pallas or i.e. the beast out of the sea, per Rev. 13:1. A book titled King John 1167-1216 by W. L. Warren, depicts the Angevins as literally having demonic ancestry:
“The violent temper of the Angivins, their vicious reaction being thwarted, was almost pathological in its intensity… ‘From the Devil they came’, growled St. Bernard, ‘and to the Devil they will return.’ There were many who agreed with him. Popular gossip told of their descent from a devilish ancestress…”
In his book, The Top Thirteen Illuminati Bloodlines, Fritz Springmeier connected the Medici with other Merovingians as co-founders of the Prieuré de Sion:
“The original start of the Prieuré de Sion appears to have been the idea of a number of powerful bloodlines, and included various descendents of the Merovingians, including the House of Lorraine, the House of Guise, the Medicis, Sforzas, the Estes, the Gonzagas, and the St. Clairs (Sinclairs). The Medicis are tied to the Black Nobility also.”
“From the beginning the Prieuré de Sion has been committed to Hermetic Magic… René d’ Anjou, a descendant of the Merovingians persuaded Cosimo de Medici to establish in c. 1444 a non-church library at San Marco where Plato, Pythagorean works, and books on Hermetic Magic were translated. Up until this time, the Catholic church had control of all the libraries. It was from Cosimo de Medici’s library that the spark of Greek and Egyptian teachings set off what developed into the Renaissance, which was a revival of humanism and the occult. It appears that during the Middle Ages, witchcraft and the mystery religions had seriously dissolved to the point that these modes of thought had to be relearned from the ancient writings. Interestingly, the Middle Ages when witchcraft and paganism were dissolving have been branded the ‘Dark Ages’ by the establishment, and inaccurately painted as a time when learning went out.” (p.79)
The Prieuré de Sion is the secret society in Paris which oversees all other secret societies. It is the mysterious Illuminati, which had its origins in the Society of Ormus which was birthed in Alexandria, Egypt, whence it relocated to Calabria, Italy. (The terms Illuminati and Ormus both mean “illumined” or “enlightened.”) These were the Calabrian monks who, in 1070 AD, removed to Ardennes Forrest in France, and settled on the domains of Godfroi de Bouillon on land owned by St. Bernard of Clairvaux, founder of the Cistercians and author of the Rule of the Templars. A procession of “Illuminati” is discernible throughout history, from ancient Egypt, whence the apostate Jews (Therapeutae and Essenes) of Alexandria founded schools of Gnosticism.
A recent PBS documentary about the infamous Medici family was titled “The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance.” According to the series, the Medici were the original Mafia which rose to power with all the finesse of Italian mobsters.
“The Medici didn’t start out as the most powerful family in Italy. Other families were just as rich, and just as ambitious. But no one knew more about getting ahead – and staying ahead – than the Medici. They clawed their way to the top, sometimes through bribery, corruption and violence. Those who stood in their way could end up humiliated – or dead… Governing Florence like a medieval mafia, the power of the Medici stretched all the way to Rome, where even the papacy was something to be bought and sold. They were the Godfathers of the Renaissance.
“The Medici created a lucrative partnership with another medieval power, the Catholic Church. In what had to be one of the most ingenious enterprises of all time, the Medici bank collected 10% of your earnings for the Church. If you couldn’t pay, you faced excommunication – a one-way ticket to hell. The Pope himself had a massive overdraft, and the Medici bank became the most profitable business in Europe. By 1434, half the bank’s revenue came from the ‘Rome branch’, which was in fact little more than a mobile bank that followed the Pope around the world. Papal connections gave the Medici bank immense power, soon everyone wanted an account with the Pope’s personal bank. On one occasion the nomination of a new bishop was ‘delayed’, until his father – a Cardinal – had repaid their debts to the Medici bank. And the Medici kept ahead of their banking rivals because of the invention of limited liability. Giovanni di Bicci had set up a franchise system, where regional branch managers shared a stake in the business. Giovanni also banned loans to princes and kings, who were notoriously bad investments. Consequentially, the Medici business remained in the black while its competitors lost fortunes.” (The Medici)
Special research projects are now being undertaken to translate and publish documents from the Archives of the Medici Grand Dukes of Tuscany (1537-1743), which are housed in the Archivio di Stato in Florence. One major project is the Jewish Initiative in the area of Jewish History, Religion and Culture. “The Jews and the Medici” affirms that while the Medici were in power, from 1537 to 1737, Jews were well protected in Tuscany, the region of northern Italy where Florence, the centre of the Renaissance, is located. This alone suggests that the Renaissance was actually a revival of Jewish culture, and in particular, Hermetic Cabalism.
“The fate of Tuscan Jewry in the early modern period was inextricably linked to the favor and the fortune of the House of Medici. Though a Jewish presence was registered in Lucca as early as the ninth century and a network of Jewish banks had spread throughout the region by the mid-fifteenth, the organized Jewish communities of Florence, Siena, Pisa and Livorno were political creations of the Medici rulers. And like the Medici Grand Dukedom itself, these communities took shape in the course of the sixteenth century.
“In the 1490s, under the Catholic theocracy of Fra Girolamo Savonarola, both the Medici and the Jews were expelled from Florentine territory. When the Medici returned to power in 1512, the Jewish ban fell into abeyance, until the next expulsion of the Medici in 1527. In 1537 Cosimo de’Medici seized definitive control of the Florentine government and reorganized it as a princely state––the Dukedom (later Grand Dukedom) of Tuscany. This state flourished for two hundred years, under seven successive Medici rulers: Cosimo I, 1537-1574; Francesco I, 1574-1587; Ferdinando I, 1587-1609; Cosimo II, 1609-1621; Ferdinando II, 1621-1670; Cosimo III, 1670-1723; Gian Gastone, 1723-1737.
“As a sovereign prince, Cosimo I was free to dictate new terms of Jewish resettlement according to his own best interests and those of his regime. Coming from a merchant family himself, Cosimo I recognized the vast potential of Jewish capital and Jewish entrepreneurship, dispersed by the Iberian expulsion of the 1490s. By the mid-1540s, less than ten years after he gained the throne, Cosimo I began recruiting affluent Spanish and Portuguese Jews for resettlement in his capital city of Florence and his chief port city of Pisa. At the same time, many displaced Italian Jews who were neither bankers nor wealthy merchants came to Tuscany as well, particularly after the final expulsion of the Neapolitan community in 1540 and the creation of ghettos in the Papal cities of Rome and Ancona in 1555.” (Medici Archive Project)
Not only are the Medici archives being unearthed…according to the Discovery Channel, “No fewer than 50 members of the family that dominated the Florentine Renaissance are to be exhumed in the attempt to unveil their last secrets, Italian authorities have announced…. Starting from June, corpses will be removed from the monumental tombs in the Medici Chapels at Michelangelo’s church of San Lorenzo in Florence, allowing scientists to reconstruct the dynasty’s genetic make-up and their real family tree.”
What sinister motive lies behind reconstructing the genetic composition of this medieval oligarchy? We have already identified the Medici as members of the Merovingian bloodline, which claims to be direct descendants of the house of David. It seems that genetics research is now being conducted to determine Jewish descent, and even to identify and locate the lost tribes of Israel.
The June 6, 2000 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published a study by scientists from the U.S., Israel, England, ITALY, and South Africa which showed that “Jewish and Middle Eastern non-Jewish populations share a common pool of Y-chromosome biallelic haplotypes” that is not found in non-Jews outside of the Middle East. According to the study, despite the complex history of Jewish migration in the Diaspora (starting with the Assyrian captivity in 722 B.C.), Jewish communities have generally not intermarried with non-Jewish populations. Due to their isolation, Jewish men from different regions of the world share the same genetic signatures in their Y chromosome, which differs significantly from non-Semitic men.
The Center For Cohanim, Jerusalem, discovered a Cohen Modal Hapoltype (CMH) which is purported to be the standard genetic signature of the Cohen family who claim to be of the Tribe of Levi, the ancient priestly line of Israel:
“…genetic studies of diverse present day Jewish communities show a remarkable genetic cohesiveness… A common geographical original can be seen for all mainstream Jewish groups studied. Using the CMH as a DNA signature of the ancient Hebrews, researchers are pursuing a hunt for Jewish genes around the world. This could have ramifications in the search for the Biblical Ten Lost Tribes. Using the genetic markers of the Cohanim as a yardstick, these genetic archaeologists are using DNA research to discover historical links to the Jewish people.” (Aish HaTorah)
The Medici political dynasty ruled Italy from 1537 to 1737. In 1665 there were reports of the arrival of the Messiah in the person of Shabbetai Zvi. A Turkish Jew of Spanish Sephardic descent, Shabbetai Zvi’s prophecies, visions and miracles deceived more than half of world Jewry that he was the promised messiah. Livorno, Italy, in Medici-ruled Tuscany was just one of the communities which sent an envoy to Smyrna to pay homage to the “messianic king.” In April of 1666, many Jewish families traveled to Livorno from Rome, Verona and Germany to “embarque to find their Messia.” Although the English Millenarianists were greatly responsible for agitating Jewish hysteria with false messianic hopes, it appears that the Jewish Zionists manipulated the Protestants, who knew the Bible foretold the return of the Jews to Israel, to prematurely regain their lost inheritance:
“During the first half of the seventeenth century some extravagant notions of the near approach of the Messianic time, and more especially of the redemption of the Jews and their return to Jerusalem, were set forth by Christian writers and entertained by Jews and Christians alike. The so-called apocalyptic year was assigned by Christian authors to the year 1666. This belief was so predominant that Manasseh b. Israel in his letter to Cromwell and the English Parliament did not hesitate to use it as a motive for his plea for the readmission of the Jews into England, remarking that ‘the opinions of many Christians and mine do concur herein, that we both believe that the restoring time of our Nation into their native country is very near at hand’ (see Grätz, ‘Gesch.’ x., note 3, pp. xxix. et seq.).” (Jewish Encyclopedia)
Shabbetai Zvi (1626-76) was a practitioner of Cabala, according to the Jewish Encyclopedia, “with its asceticism, and its mortification of the body, whereby its devotees claimed to be able to communicate with God and the angels, to predict the future, and to perform all sorts of miracles.” This false messiah was only one of many practicing Cabalists who have impressed the Jews through the centuries with their magical abilities. Adepts of Cabala were called “Masters of the Name” or “Baal Shems,” the designation of certain magicians who were believed to work miracles through the name of God. Belief in the miraculous power of the “Sacred Name” has a 2,000 year old history; but the designation “Ba’al Shem” seems to have originated only with the German-Polish Jews when they became acquainted with the Lurianic school of practical Cabala. Nesta Webster described in her work, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, how the miracles and fame of the “Ba’al Shem” eventuated in the widespread acceptance of a false messiah:
“Since the sixteenth century the great mass of Jewry had settled in Poland, and a succession of miracle-workers known by the name of Zaddikim or Ba’al Shems had arisen. The latter word, which signifies ‘Master of the Name,’ originated with the German Polish Jews and was derived from the Cabalistic belief in the miraculous use of the sacred name of Jehovah, known as the ‘Tetragrammaton.’
“According to Cabalistic traditions, certain Jews of peculiar sanctity or knowledge were able with impunity to make use of the Divine Name. A Ba’al Shem was therefore one who had acquired this power and employed it in writing amulets, invoking spirits, and prescribing cures for various diseases. Poland and particularly Podolia––which had not yet been ceded to Russia––became thus a centre of Cabalism where a series of extraordinary movements of a mystical kind followed each other. In 1666, when the Messianic era was still believed to be approaching, the whole Jewish world was convulsed by the sudden appearance of Shabbethai Zebi, the son of a poulterer in Smyrna named Mordecai, who proclaimed himself the promised Messiah and rallied to his support a huge following not only amongst the Jews of Palestine, Egypt, and Eastern Europe, but even the hard-headed Jews of the Continental bourses. Samuel Pepys in his Diary refers to the bets made amongst the Jews in London on the chances of ‘a certain person now in Smyrna,’ being acclaimed King of the World and the true Messiah.” (Case of Sabbatai Zevi)
In September of 1666, as many Jews from Europe were making pilgrimages to meet their messiah, the Turkish sultan, Mohammed IV, having learned of Shabbetai Zvi’s treasonous activities, put the would-be messiah to a test, whereupon he promptly converted to Islam and denied his messianic claims––to the shock and disillusionment of nearly the entire Jewish Diaspora.
“…Shabbethai, who was an expert Cabalist and had the temerity to utter the Ineffable Name Jehovah, was said to be possessed of marvelous powers, his skin exuded exquisite perfume, he indulged perpetually in sea-bathing and lived in a state of chronic ecstasy. The pretensions of Shabbethai, who took the title of ‘King of the Kings of the Earth,’ split Jewry in two; many Rabbi’s launched imprecations against him and those who had believed in him were bitterly disillusioned when, challenged by the Sultan to prove his claim to be the Messiah by allowing poisoned arrows to be shot at him, he suddenly renounced the Jewish faith and proclaimed himself a Mohammedan.” (Ibid.)
Notwithstanding his profession of belief in Islam, Shabbetai Zvi did not actually embrace the Islamic faith but, in the tradition of his Marrano forefathers, proceeded to function as a spiritual cross-dresser and double agent:
“His conversion, however, appeared to be only partial, for ‘at times he would assume the role of the pious Mohammedan and revile Judaism; at others he would enter into relations with Jews as one of their own faith.’ By this means the he retained the allegiance both of Moslems and of the Jews.” (Ibid.)
“Meanwhile Sabbatai secretly continued his plots, playing a double game. At times he would assume the role of a pious Muslim and revile Judaism; at others he would enter into relations with Jews as one of their own faith. Thus in March, 1668, he pronounced anew that he had been filled with the Holy Spirit at Passover and had received a revelation. He, or one of his followers, published a mystic work addressed to the Jews in which the most fantastic notions were set forth, e.g., that he was the true Messiah, in spite of his conversion, his object being to bring over thousands of Muslims to Judaism. To the sultan he said that his activity among the Jews was to bring them over to Islam. He therefore received permission to associate with his former coreligionists, and even to preach in their synagogues. He thus succeeded in bringing over a number of Muslims to his Kabbalistic views, and, on the other hand, in converting many Jews to Islam, thus forming a Judaeo-Turkish sect whose followers implicitly believed in him…
“Although rather little is known about them, various groups called Donmeh (Turkish for ‘apostate’) continue to follow Sabbatai Zevi today. Estimates of the numbers vary up to 15,000, mostly in Turkey with some in Greece.” (Wikipedia)
The antinomian philosophy of Shabbetai Zvi is the subject of an article titled “Deutsch Devils” by Israeli journalist, Barry Chamish, who cites other Jewish sources, beginning with 50 Jewish Messiahs by Jerry Rabow, while interjecting his own comments (**). (This is not an endorsement of Barry Chamish.)
“[Shabatai Zvi] declared that the coming of the messianic era meant that the biblical commandments were no longer binding. He proclaimed that God now permitted everything.
“** This is Rabbi Antelman’s central assertion; that Shabbataism was the polar opposite of Judaism. That Shabatai Zvi’s program was to destroy all the tenets of the Torah and replace them with their opposites. Incredibly, more than half the Jews of the world at the time, believed he would be revealed as their promised messiah: **. . .
“pp 101 – Then he finally made the announcement for which the Jewish community had been waiting for 1600 years – he would begin the Redemption on the 15th day of the month of Sivan, June 18, 1666
“** The Shabatai followers continued their hidden life in the Turkish sect of the Donmeh, whose activities continue to this day, as reported extensively this year, even by the staid Jerusalem Post…**
“pp 121 – The Donmeh now converted the Shabbatain Purim into an annual orgy, when members exchanged spouses for a ceremony called ‘extinguishing the lights.’ The Donmeh justified their Purim orgies, and their regular practise of sharing wives and engaging in other sexual activities, by citing biblical precedents.”
Here is an example of how signs and lying wonders are able to deceive the religious masses, even though the miracle worker has flagrantly denied the faith, violated the trust of his followers and exhibited a reprobate character. Moral liberation is often the rallying call of false prophets, the foremost prophet of antinomianism being Aleister “The Beast” Crowley, whose Book of the Law codified the moral values of the occult by reducing them to a single illusory precept: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.”
Shabbetai Zvi was also a prototype of the Antichrist, who will be a “vile person” (Dan. 11:21) and practitioner of Cabbalistic magick and whose miracles will deceive the Jews with even greater success. The Antichrist will be an adept in the occult traditions, possessing hidden knowledge (gnosis) and all the power of Satan for his supernatural displays of witchcraft:
And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many. Daniel 8:23-25 (KJV)
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. – Rev. 13:2 (KJV)
Following the death of Shabbati Zevi, one of his disciples, Jacob Frank (1726-91), perpetuated the Sabbatean movement which continued to sponsor large numbers of Jewish “converts” to Roman Catholicism as well as Islam, thereby establishing an extensive network of crypto-Jewry. Jewish infiltrators of Roman Catholicism and Islam outwardly feigned reverence for the forms and doctrine of their adopted religions, which they had every intention of undermining from within their respective institutions. According to Ben Zion Wacholder, Ph.D. author of “Jacob Frank and the Frankist Hebrew Zoharic Letters,” Frank was a “radical antinomian Kabbalist” who had led a sect known as the Zoharites. Jacob Frank’s letters to his disciples were instructions for destroying Christianity:
“Frank foresaw the doom of Europe’s Jewry unless the Jews adopted the ‘holy faith of Edom’, i.e. Christianity. The conversion to Christianity, however, was to serve as an instrument leading to Christianity’s ultimate defeat. The patriarch Jacob, reincarnated as Frank, was destined to rise as Israel’s leader in its war against Edom…
“Frank says that anyone who is truly a descendant of the patriarchs must undergo baptism in order to merit the consolations announced by the prophets of old. But for the discerning, he announces Jacob’s ultimate victory over Esau on the way to Zion. This appears to be the meaning of the statement that ‘anyone who accepts the faith of Rome…will merit the consolations promised by Isaiah and all the prophets.’ Conversion to Christianity was a necessary, if evil, prerequisite for Israel’s redemption.” (Donmeh-West)
Barry Chamish’s articles corroborate Rev. Torell’s assertion that the old Marrano families are still with us today and that Jewish infiltrators are strategically placed in political and religious institutions expressly for the purpose of implementing the Illuminist (Judeo-Masonic) agenda. By way of Rabbi Antelman, Chamish also divulged the Frankists’ modus operandi, namely, through false conversions and phony renunciations of Judaism, gaining the trust of the ecclesiastical powers which obtained for them the protection of the State to carry out their seditious plans:
“pp 123 – Although Jacob Frank (1726-1791) was born fifty years after the death of Shabbatai Zvi, he deserves to be regarded as Shabbatai’s true successor.
“pp 125 – Frank’s followers requested ecclesiastic protection on the grounds that their own beliefs were not Jewish but rather, ‘anti-Talmudist.’ …The bishop declared that the ‘anti-Talmudists’, Frank’s followers, were entitled to practise their religion, and ordered that all copies of the Talmud within his diocese be seized and burned. Now under the protection of the crown, adoring followers gave Frank huge donations to his movement.
“pp 127 -…Frank convinced his followers that the only way for their special form of Judaism to survive was for them to outwardly become Christians, just as the Donmeh had descended into the world of Islam…In February, 1759, the Frankists told the Church they were ready to be baptized…The Frankists promised to deliver 5000 new Christians from Poland, Moravia, Hungary and Turkey.”
Still quoting Rabbi Antelman, “Deutsch Devils” now transitions from the religious initiatives of the Sabbateans and Frankists to the political agenda of Jacob Frank.
“pp 130 – The Frankists also became involved in international political intrigue, and sent secret emissaries to the Russian government and the Eastern Orthodox Church offering to help in the overthrow of Poland and the Catholic Church… By 1786, Frank suffered temporary financial problems, and moved his court to Offenbach, near Frankfurt. There Frank’s money problems were somehow solved. The source of Frank’s immense wealth is not clear. He may have used his movement’s system of secret messengers and clandestine cells to engage in the constant political turmoil involving Austria-Hungary, Turkey and the Balkans.”
It seems that Jacob Frank then began collaborating with Adam Weishaupt, the Jewish Jesuit who is generally believed to have founded the Illuminati in 1776, although this is not quite the case. The parents of Adam Weishaupt were Marranos who had “converted” from Judaism to Roman Catholicism and enrolled their son in Jesuit training. The reader will notice that Weishaupt, a Jesuit, named his organization after the Illuminati order founded by the Alumbrado to which the founder of the Jesuits, Ignatius of Loyola, belonged. It is a common practice of conspiratorial organizations to slink underground when exposed or discredited, and create new fronts in order to diffuse public perception of the greater conspiracy which is still intact. John Torell has explained the evolution of the Illuminati which created different fronts that were custom-designed for Marrano activity, having at first a Roman Catholic facade, and then a political front.
“In order for the reader to understand that events do not just happen… The Illuminati Order was not invented by Adam Weishaupt, but rather renewed and reformed. The first known Illuminati order (Alumbrado) was founded in 1492 by Spanish Jews, called ‘Marranos,’ who were also known as ‘crypto-Jews.’… In 1491 San Ignacio De Loyola was born in the Basque province of Guipuzcoa, Spain. His parents were Marranos and at the time of his birth the family was very wealthy. As a young man he became a member of the Jewish Illuminati Order in Spain. As a cover for his crypto Jewish activities, he became very active as a Roman Catholic… In 1539 he had moved to Rome where he founded the ‘Jesuit Order’…” (How the World Government Rules the Nations)
THE HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD
Jesuit Adam Weishaupt and Sabbatean Jacob Frank, both having established viable subversive movements, were at that point, if they had not been heretofore, bankrolled by another Cabalist Jew, Meyer Amschel Rothschild. Their purpose was the subversion of Judaism as well as Christianity:
“…the Jewish Cabalistic leaders were able to establish a control over all world banking through the Rothschild family, and…the political power was captured through the work of Adam Weishaupt. Here is how it was done: Meyer Amschel (a rabbinically trained German Jew who later took the name Rothschild) was firmly established in the German city, Frankfurt am Main, with an emerging banking house as early as 1764. The leader of the Cabala at that time, Jakob Frank (a Polish born Jew with the family name of Leibowicz) lived in the German city of Offenbach (just south of the city of Frankfurt) from 1773. Johann Adam Weishaupt (from a Jewish family that had converted to the Roman Catholic Church) was at Ingolstadt in 1770, a German city in Bavaria. With these three men, the stage was set to ignite a hell fire that would forever bring changes to the world.
“At this point in time, it is not known who ‘supervised’ these three Jewish men, but it is obvious that someone directed their efforts. On May 1, 1776, just two months before the Declaration of Independence in America, the Order of Illuminati was founded by Weishaupt. At this time Weishaupt was 28 years old, Amschel was 32 years old and Frank was 50 years old. Meyer Amschel financed Adam Weishaupt and Jakob Frank laid the cabalistic theological foundation for the Order of the Illuminati.” (Ibid.)
We believe that the august body directing this evil triumvirate from behind the scenes was the Prieuré de Sion, just as presently the secret societies are organized and work in harmony under the direction of this high cabal. Before his incarceration in a federal prison, Fritz Springmeier wrote in The Top 13 Illuminati Bloodlines: “The Prieuré de Sion – the Elders of Sion also relates to the Rothschilds who are reported to serve on a Jewish council of Elders of Sion…” (p.152) Springmeier referenced George Armstrong’s book, The Rothschild Money Trust, p. 196, which states “That is the present objective of Jeroboam Rothschild and his secret 300 Elders of Zion….” And according to Eric Samuelson, Jeroboam Rothschild represented France in the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 under a Gentile surname. Also located in Paris was the Prieuré de Sion.
“Beer was the American expert on colonial questions at the Peace Conference in Paris. With Lord Eustace Percy, he drew up the plan for the History of the Peace Conference which was carried out by Harold Temperley. The British Round Table group served at the conference as advisers to Prime Minister David Lloyd George. [The real behind- the-scene experts at the Paris conference included M. (Georges) Mandel (real name Jereboam Rothschild) (France), Phillip Sassoon (1888-1939) (England) and Bernard Baruch (U.S.).] Beer was named head of the Mandate Department of the League of Nations as soon as it was established.” (Mystery Man: George Louis Beer)
In 1776, Meyer Amschel Rothschild would have been the kingpin of the Prieuré de Sion, even though he is not listed as the Grand Master and is also never mentioned in books exposing the Prieuré de Sion, such as Holy Blood, Holy Grail, The Messianic Legacy, etc. which their authors promote as “meticulously researched.” The Prieuré de Sion or “Priory of Zion” is without a doubt a religious front for the Learned Elders of Zion, the high cabal of International Jewry responsible for the Protocols of Zion, a strategy for world domination. Adam Weishaupt said of the Illuminati, another front for the Learned Elders of Zion: “As in the spiritual Orders of the Roman Church, religion was, alas! only a pretense, so must our Order also in a nobler way try to conceal itself behind a learned society or something of the kind….” (Webster, Secret Societies & Subversive Movements, p. 222)
Anyone who has read the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion can discern the Rothschild plan and modus operandi for world conquest. Protocol #5, section 4 bears an uncanny resemblance to the Illuminati plan to secretly direct the Jesuits from behind the scenes, whilst discrediting the so-called Society of Jesus as a Roman Catholic, i.e. Gentile, organization. The same dialectical tactic is in use today:
“4. Moreover, the art of directing masses and individuals by means of cleverly manipulated theory and verbiage, by regulations of life in common and all sorts of other quirks, in all which the GOYIM understand nothing, belongs likewise to the specialists of our administrative brain. Reared on analysis, observation, on delicacies of fine calculation, in this species of skill we have no rivals, any more than we have either in the drawing up of plans of political actions and solidarity. In this respect the Jesuits alone might have compared with us, but we have contrived to discredit them in the eyes of the unthinking mob as an overt organization, while we ourselves all the while have kept our secret organization in the shade. However, it is probably all the same to the world who is its sovereign lord, whether the head of Catholicism or our despot of the blood of Zion! But to us, the Chosen People, it is very far from being a matter of indifference.”
The House of Rothschild is acknowledged to be the “hidden hand” behind the Protocols, the Illuminati and the Order or Priory of Zion. “Rothschild” is an eponym for “Ruth’s Child,” referring to Ruth in the lineage of David and Solomon. In the Old Testament, Ruth, the Moabite widow, married Boaz and bore Obed, who became the grandfather of David. In Merovingian lore and Freemasonry, the “Son of the Widow” is the descendant of Ruth who is believed to be the messiah. Freemasonry in fact teaches that Solomon was the Messiah.
“The Lion that guarded the Ark and held in his mouth the key wherewith to open it, figuratively represents Solomon, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, who preserved and communicated the key to the true knowledge of God, of His laws, and of the profound mysteries of the moral and physical Universe… The lion [ארי, אריה, Arai, Araiah, which also means the altar] still holds in his mouth the key of the enigma of the sphynx.” – Albert Pike, Morals & Dogma, p. 210
The 121 Elders of the Priory of Sion appear to be the overlords of B’nai B’rith, which means “Sons of the Covenant.”
“According to well-informed sources, there is in the B’nai B’rith a super-position of secret societies ending in a single governing power. Above the B’nai B’rith are the B’nai Moshe, then the B’nai Zion, and finally the hidden center of supreme command. » (Leon de Poncins, The Secret Powers Behind the Revolution)
Returning to “Deutsch Devils”, although Barry Chamish exposes the Sabbateans and Frankists, he lacks the perspective that the Jesuits were not a Gentile organization, but Jewish from the start. One must bear in mind that Chamish is himself a Zionist who rejects, not the Jewish state, but merely the secular-leftist associations of Labor Zionism. This Israeli journalist is in favor of a religious or right-wing Zionism which is more devoted to military expansion of the state of Israel than even the Labor Zionists.
We continue in “Deutsch Devils” with the Zionist Movement, the final act in the destruction of Judaism by the High Cabal.
“…It was from Germany to London that the apostate Jews Karl Marx and Frederick Engels were sent to devise the rot of communism. Shortly after that task was done, the Rothschilds sent their agents John Jacob Astor and Jacob Schiff from Germany to America. They financed the robber barons like Rockefeller and Morgan, who in 1922, founded the Council on Foreign Relations, to overthrow the American constitution and switch the nation’s diplomacy to Illuminatiism.
THE REAL WAR AGAINST THE JEWS AND HUMANITY
“In 1932, how many organizations in Germany represented German Jewry? Over 250. In 1933, how many? One, and one only; Labour Zionism. We will return to the significance shortly.
“First, Rabbi Antelman’s account continues. To corrupt the Jews, the Frankists adopted, at first, a humane policy of sorts. With Rothschild money and Jesuit power, the so-called Enlightenment was initiated by the German Jewish apostate Moses Mendelsohn. Napolean was financed to liberate the Jews wherever he conquered and from Germany, the Reform and Conservative movements were financed to further dilute the faith and introduce totally foreign concepts to their congregations. But the pace wasn’t fast enough. The ornery Jews just weren’t cooperating with evil, so those stubbornly accepting Torah morality would have to be removed permanently and only those practising Shabbatainism would be permitted to survive.
“Yes, in the 2000 years of European Jewish history there were pogroms, Crusades and Inquisitions, the latter aided and abetted by the Jesuits. But compared to what happened from the 1880s on, life was a tolerable picnic. The turning point in the final war against the Jews was the founding of Zionism by the Shabbataians. The final aim of the movement was to establish a Shabbataian state in the historical land of the Jews, thus taking over Judaism for good.
“To foment the idea, life had to made so intolerable for Europe’s Jews, that escape to Palestine would appear to be the best option. The Cossack pogroms were the first shot in this campaign and for them, the Frankists turned to the Jesuits and their influence over the Catholic Church. The Jesuits had done more to spread communism, beginning with their feudal communes in South America, and now they wanted to punish the anti-papists of Europe by imprisoning them behind communal bars. The deal was simple: The Jesuits provided the pogroms, the Frankists the communists. And naturally, the Rothschilds would provide the moolah…”
Incredibly, the Zionists controlled the refugee policy so that only politically-minded Zionist Jews were permitted to emigrate to Israel. Trapped in Nazi-occupied territories were those religious Jews who opposed the Zionist Movement, many for the Biblical reason that the Messianic kingdom would not be established until the Messiah arrived. ‘Jews against Zionism’ were represented by an organization called Agudas Yisroel, that was founded in 1912, but sold out to the Zionists and was superseded by a splinter organization, Neturei Karta, founded in Jerusalem in 1938. Compounding the tragedy of the Holocaust was the fact that many countries, including most of the Allied nations, closed their borders to Jewish immigration. In his book, The Six-Pointed Star, O.J. Graham revealed the selective policy of the Zionists:
“From the records it seems that from 1933 to 1939, the Jews were expected to leave Germany and all Nazi-occupied territories. At the same time, there was a very definite selection system and a very restrictive immigration policy on who went to Palestine, headed by the Zionists. After 1939, it seems the annihilation camps were set up to rid Germany of those Jews who did not make it to Palestine or anywhere else… Lucy Dawidowicz, in her book, ‘The War Against the Jews,’ had this to say: ‘At their 18th Congress in 1933, the Zionists established within the Jewish agency for Palestine a Central Bureau for the Settlement of German Jews, which, to begin with, excluded anti-Zionists as applicants for certificates.’
“‘Young people in good health with some training for agricultural work or manual trades and persons with capital were the preferred candidates for Aliya in a process where the needs and interests of Palestine took precedence over the strategy of rescue.’ Nathan Birnbaum was an early Zionist; in fact, he was the one who coined the term ‘Zionism.’ He was also present with Herzl at the First Congress at Basel. Birnbaum left the movement in 1899 and became completely orthodox and absolutely hostile to the Zionist Movement. In his paper titled ‘In Bondage to Our Fellow Jew,’ he writes:
”‘It seems, that we are better qualified with our bondage to the Gentiles than with our bondage to our brothers who are estranged from the Torah and its teachings. When our own estranged brothers, who, next to us, are the mere grain, not only persecute us but themselves give a handle to our persecution; when they not only meddle in our affairs but take them wholly out of our hands; when they not only refuse to let us go our ways in peace, but actually try to obstruct our road forever.’ Birnbaum wrote these words in 1901…
“Michael Selzer in his book ‘Zionism Reconsidered’, says: ‘Not even the events of 1933 aroused their political interest. [He refers to the Zionist Organization.] They were naive enough to see them as a God-sent opportunity for an undreamt-of wave of immigration to Palestine. When the Zionist Organization against the natural impulses of the Jewish people, decided to do business with Hitler, to trade German goods against the wealth of German Jewry, to flood the Palestine market with German products and thus make a mockery of the boycott against German-made articles, they found little opposition in the Jewish National Homeland, and least of all among its aristocracy — the so-called Kibutniks…’ How many Jews know these facts?” – 211:72-8
For more documentation on the Zionist sell-out of religious Jews during the Holocaust, please see: Heeding Bible Prophecy: Zionism
Another eye-opener is evidence that Adolf Hitler was not only Jewish, but the great grandson of a Rothschild. During World War II, “A Psychological Analysis of Adolph Hitler: His Life and Legend” was published by Walter Langer of the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (OSS) as “an attempt to screen the wealth of contradictory, conflicting and unreliable material concerning Hitler into strata which will be helpful to the policy-makers and those who wish to frame a counter-propaganda.” Or, to use Langer’s words, how did a “crazy paperhanger” manage “in the course of a relatively few years, to talk his way into the highest political offices, hoodwink the experienced leaders of the major powers, turn millions of highly civilized people into barbarians, order the extermination of a large segment of the population, build and control the mightiest war machine ever known, and plunge the world into history’s most devastating war”? (Background) The only explanation can be that Hitler had family connections in high places:
“Adolph’s father, Alois Hitler, was the illegitimate son of Maria Anna Schicklgruber. It is generally supposed that the father of Alois Hitler was a Johann Georg Hiedler, a miller’s assistant. Alois, however, was not legitimized, and bore his mother’s name until he was forty years of age when he changed it to Hitler…
“There are some people who seriously doubt that Johann Georg Hiedler was the father of Alois. Thyssen and Koehler, for example, claim that Chancellor Dollfuss had ordered the Austrian police to conduct a thorough investigation into the Hitler family. As a result of this investigation a secret document was prepared which proved that Maria Anna Schicklgruber was living in Vienna at the time she conceived. At that time she was employed as a servant in the home of Baron Rothschild. As soon as the family discovered her pregnancy she was sent back to her home in Spital where Alois was born. If it is true that one of the Rothschilds is the real father of Alois Hitler, it would make Adolph a quarter Jew. According to these sources, Adolph Hitler knew of the existence of this document and the incriminating evidence it contained. In order to obtain it he precipitated events in Austria and initiated the assassination of Dollfuss. According to this story, he failed to obtain the document at that time, since Dollfuss had secreted it and, had told Schuschnigg of its whereabouts so that in the event of his death the independence of Austria would remain assured. Several stories of this general character are in circulation.” (OSS Profile: Part 4)
One commentary elaborated on the OSS report:
“Alois, Hitler’s father, was born in 1837 in the period when Salomon Mayer was the only Rothschild who lived at the Vienna mansion. Even his wife did not live there because their marriage was so bad that she stayed in Frankfurt. Their son, Anselm Salomon spent most of his working life in Paris and Frankfurt away from Vienna and his father.
“Father Salomon Mayer, living alone at the Vienna mansion where Hitler’s grandmother worked, is the prime, most obvious candidate. And Hermann von Goldschmidt, the son of Salomon Mayer’s senior clerk, wrote a book, published in 1917, which said of Salomon:
‘…by the 1840s he had developed a somewhat reckless enthusiasm for young girls..’ and
‘He had a lecherous passion for very young girls, his adventures with whom had to be hushed up by the police.’
“And Hitler’s grandmother, a young girl working under the same roof would not have been the subject of Salomon’s desire? And this same girl became pregnant while working there? And her grandson becomes the Chancellor of Germany, funded by the Rothschilds, and he started the Second World War which was so vital to the Rothschild-Illuminati agenda? And the Illuminati are obsessed with putting their bloodlines into power on all ‘sides’ in a conflict? And the Rothschilds are one of their most key bloodlines? And it is all a co-incidence?” – 563
One thing is certain, without Hitler there would be no State of Israel today.
Returning to the German Triumvirate which set the stage for the Holocaust, whatever became of the multitudes of Sabbatean and Frankist families who “converted” from Judaism to Roman Catholicism in the 17th and 18th centuries? When we consider that America was a sanctuary for European crypto-Jews, it is no surprise that some Frankists would turn up in the U.S. and land jobs in the highest levels of government and financial institutions, which then became the servants of International Jewry. Barry Chamish reveals just a few:
“We return to a quote from Jerry Rabow:
“pp 132 – Frankist families, both those living as Christians and those living as Jews, tried to marry only among themselves. In the summers, the German groups regularly held secret meetings in the resort of Carlsbad… It is said by the middle of the nineteenth century, the majority of the lawyers in Prague and Warsaw were from Frankist families. United States Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter is reported to have received a copy of Eva Frank’s portrait from his mother, a descendent of the Prague Frankist family.
“Here is a quote from Frankfurter: “The real rulers in Washington are invisible and exercise their power from behind the scenes.”–– Justice Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court.
“The difference between Rabow and Rabbi Antelman is the latter proves that literally all of FDR’s court Jews were German-descended Sabbataians, determined to purge Jewry of its unnecessary European, non-Sabbataian morality-believing cohorts. Here is a short list of these Jewish community leaders:
“Felix Brandeis – Received Secondary School education in Germany. There, Englishman Jacob de Haas introduced him to Zionism.
“Henry Morgenthau Jr., Stephen Weiss, Judah Magnes, Felix Warburg – All descended from German Jews. Here is a telling quote from the latter Frankist family:
“We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.” –– Statement made before the United States Senate on Feb. 7, 1950 by James Paul Warburg (“Angel” to and active in the United World Federalists), son of Paul Moritz Warburg, nephew of Felix Warburg and of Jacob Schiff, both of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. which poured millions into the Russian Revolution through James’ brother Max, banker to the German government.”
In another article titled “Kerry, Gaza and the New Sabbatean Holocaust” Chamish updates the list by adding Madeline Albright, John Kerry and Wesley Clark. All are CFR members, have Gentile surnames and suffered memory loss when it came to their Jewish parentage:
“…And what did we recently discover; why Kerry is Jewish on his father’s side. Somehow, he forgot the fact that his grandparents were prominent Jewish business people in Prague and that his father is 100% Jewish. Ask yourself, do you know anyone who doesn’t know his father’s religious background?
“As rare as it must be, that affliction runs rampant in CFR circles. Former CFR Secretary-of-State Madeleine Albright also forgot that both her parents were Jews, even though she was raised in the Jewish home of her relatives in London.
“If you don’t feel like voting Kerry, there is Wesley Clark waiting in the wings. Uncannily, he is also a CFR member who only discovered his father was Jewish while he was burning Bosnia to ashes.
“Now how come, no matter which Democrat you choose, you get a CFR half-Jew who forgot all about it? The answer is found in the Sabbatean (also Shabbataian and similar spellings) policy of having their Jewish apostate followers converting and hiding their roots and beliefs.”
“The Illuminati’s personnel directors carefully groomed young John Kerry from the start. First, they changed his family name to Kerry, from Kohn. Kohn, of course, shows Kerry’s true heritage as a Jew. His superiors gave him a fictitious Irish name, great for political effect because Massachusetts has a strongly Irish population.” (Power of Prophecy)
We might add to the list of current prominent crypto-Jews, Osama bin Laden, whose mother is Jewish according to another Israeli source. “Bali, Australia & The Mossad” by Rose Cohen appeared in an Australian publication on October 17, 2002.
“BIN LADEN IS JEWISH, full stop. A very close friend and a MOST eminent Israeli journalist told me recently, that according to Jewish law – bin Laden is Jewish, as his mother is Jewish(!).
“AND –– if that is not enough, this irrefutably honest Israeli journalist, disclosed to me personally that bin Laden’s mother’s family lives in Israel (I will not print here the exact address which he provided me). I knew that bin Laden was Jewish long time ago, but with the current war hysteria I never mentioned to anyone except to my husband. The fact that bin Laden is Jewish, is known in Israel, but the ‘free’ ‘democratic’ ‘press’ of Israel will NOT publish it, as we have to continue to promote the myth that he is a ‘villain’.
“Actually, I will not be surprised if bin Laden is living now in Israel, and the Mossad is ‘laughing all the way to the bank’ ! When Israel and Bush finally will control all world’s countries, I am confident that bin Laden will be invited as an honored guest.
“We (should I say they?) the Jews NEVER brag about what we are doing, and the public (here and in Israel) is totally innocent and uninformed about the amount of terror that we are manipulating and releasing on the whole world at the moment.
“The strategy is simple: attempt to make our enemies suspect each other and then fight it out. It saves us the work. Keep in mind that our enemies are ANYONE WHO IS NOT JEWISH.”
Maurice Pinay partly recognized the dialectical process at work, per the Protocols, when he posited that crypto-Jewry in the Islamic world accounts for the tumult in the Middle East today:
“…the phenomenon of Crypto-Judaism did not remain only limited to the Christian world. One still finds in different parts of the Musleman world, communities of Crypto-Jews, as Cecil Roth observes, who records several examples of Jewish communities, in which Hebrews, who outwardly were Muselmen, are in secret still Jews. This means that the Jews have also introduced a ‘Fifth Column’ into the bosom of the Islamic religion. This fact perhaps explains the many divisions and the uproar which has occurred in the world of Mohammed.” (pp. 246-7)
In other words, having infiltrated the Christian and Islamic worlds, the crypto-Jews were in a position to implement Protocol #7 of the Learned Elders of Zion, “Throughout all Europe, and by means of relations with Europe, in other continents also, we must create ferments, discords, and hostility. Therein we gain a double advantage.”
To those who hesitate to believe that the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion represent a blueprint for world domination by a secret Jewish brotherhood, Mrs. Cohen offers some sensible advice: “Many efforts have been made to dismiss the Protocols as a hoax… frankly, it matters not whether they are or aren’t because of their astonishing reflection of reality. Read them and decide for yourself.”
The Protocols were first published in Russia in 1905 by Professor Sergyei A. Nilus. In his Introduction, Prof. Nilus noted that Protocol III begins with a reference to “the cycle of the Symbolic Snake, by which we symbolise our people.” It cannot be overstated that Nilus misinterpreted the Symbolic Snake as the symbol of Judaism in general, however, Genesis 49:17 specifically identifies only one tribe of Israel as a Serpent: “Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.” It is important to remember this distinction in order to avoid misrepresenting all Jews as the perpetrators of the evil scheme outlined in the Protocols.
Before presenting Prof. Nilus explanation of the Symbolic Snake, let’s consider what this image means in the occult traditions. The Symbolic Snake is the ancient symbol of the Ouroboros, the serpent biting its own tail. This symbol is represented in the logo of the Theosophical Society (left, below). A variation of the Ouroboros (right, below) bears the inscription Pedet Finis Aborigine, which means “Look for the end in the beginning.” This axiom denotes the Gnostic plan to go “back to the future,” in other words to go through time in reverse, first to the Garden of Eden and then back to the Creation. As New Age writer Tim Robbins stated, “Our purpose is to…return to Eden, make friends with the snake and set up our computers among the wild apple trees.” New Agers are not happy with the plan of salvation that God ordained in the Garden of Eden. These Gnostics believe that they are gods and they have devised an alternate plan to fulfill Bible prophecy.
Thus, the Orobouros illustrates the nature of the Gnostic conquest of Christian civilization in terms of time. In his Introduction to the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, Sergyei Nilus charted with uncanny precision the geographical course of the Symbolic Snake:
“Protocol III opens with a reference to the Symbolic Snake of Judaism. In his Epilogue to the 1905 Edition of the Protocols, Nilus gives the following interesting account of this symbol: ‘According to the records of secret Jewish Zionism, Solomon and other Jewish learned men already, in 929 B.C., thought out a scheme in theory for a peaceful conquest of the whole universe by Zion.
[Prof. Nilus seems to be referring to the 8th chapter of the book of Ezekiel to whom God gave visions of the Temple where the Jewish elders conducted idolatrous rites sanctioned by Solomon who promoted the worship of Astarte/Diana.]
“As history developed, this scheme was worked out in detail and completed by men who were subsequently initiated in this question. These learned men decided by peaceful means to conquer the world for Zion with the slyness of the Symbolic Snake, whose head was to represent those who have been initiated into the plans of the Jewish administration, and the body of the Snake to represent the Jewish people [this is questionable in view of the millions of Jews slaughtered by the Zionists] – the administration was always kept secret, even from the Jewish nation itself [this is closer to the truth]. As this Snake penetrated into the hearts of the nations which it encountered it undermined and devoured all the non-Jewish power of these States.
“It is foretold that the Snake has still to finish its work, strictly adhering to the designed plan, until the course which it has to run is closed by the return of its head to Zion and until, by this means, the Snake has completed its round of Europe and has encircled it – and until, by dint of enchaining Europe, it has encompassed the whole world. This it is to accomplish by using every endeavor to subdue the other countries by an economical conquest.
“The return of the head of the Snake to Zion can only be accomplished after the power of all the Sovereign of Europe has been laid low, that is to say, when by means of economic crises and wholesale destruction effected everywhere, there shall have been brought about a spiritual demoralization and a moral corruption, chiefly with the assistance of Jewish women masquerading as French, Italians, etc.. [like the porn stars in “The Passion of the Christ”?] These are the surest spreaders of licentiousness into the lives of the leading men at the heads of nations.
“A map of the course of the Symbolic Snake is shown as follows: – Its first stage in Europe was in 429 B.C. in Greece, where, about the time of Pericles, the Snake first started eating into the power of that country. The second stage was in Rome in the time of Augustus, about 69 B.C.. The third in Madrid in the time of Charles V, in A.D. 1552. The fourth in Paris about 1790, in the time of Louis XVI. The fifth in London from 1814 onwards (after the downfall of Napoleon). The sixth in Berlin in 1871 after the Franco-Prussian war. The seventh in St. Petersburg, over which is drawn the head of the Snake under the date of 1881. [This ‘Snake‘ is now being drawn through the Americas and in the United States of America, it is been partially identified as the ‘Counsel on Foreign Relations (C.F.R.) and the ‘Tri-Lateral Commission’]…’”
It is fitting that the Ouroboros was originally a symbol of Ancient Greece, the first stage of the European conquest by the Elders of Zion. The second stage in the circular route of the Symbolic Snake was the conquest of Rome in the first century B.C., which corroborates other evidence that the Zionists established themselves in Rome centuries in advance of the creation of the Roman Catholic Church. Spain in 1550 was a stronghold of the Alumbrados and France in 1790 was in the throes of the French Revolution. Britain, Germany and Russia virtually completed the circular path of the Symbolic Serpent in Europe which was devoured by the end of the twentieth century. Protocol III begins with the announcement, “Today I may tell you that our goal is now only a few steps off. There remains but a small space to cross of the long path we have trodden before the cycle of the Symbolic Snake, by which we symbolise our people, will be completed.”
CITTÁ DEL VATICANO
Does the Prieuré de Sion control the Roman Catholic Church today? According to various sources, including the Jewish Encyclopedia, the House of Rothschild has been the long-standing trustee of the Vatican’s wealth.
“Early in the 19th century the Pope came to the Rothschilds to borrow money. The Rothschilds were very friendly with the Pope, causing one journalist to sarcastically say ‘Rothschild has kissed the hand of the Pope… Order has been reestablished.’ The Rothschilds in fact over time were entrusted with the bulk of the Vatican’s wealth. The Jewish Ency., vol. 2, p. 497 states, ‘It is a somewhat curious sequel to the attempt to set up a Catholic competitor to the Rothschilds that at the present time (1905) the latter are guardians of the papal treasure.’ Researcher Eustace Mullins writes that the Rothschilds took over all the financial operations of the worldwide Catholic Church in 1823. Today the large banking and financial business of the Catholic Church is an extensive system interlocked with the Rothschilds and the rest of the International Banking system.” (Top 13 Illuminati Bloodlines, p.154)
It appears that the Medici were involved in the Rothschild takeover of the Vatican’s financial operations and, indeed, all of Italy, as well as the creation of a new front for the disentitled Bavarian Illuminati, the Carbonari, of which the Alta Vendita was the highest lodge:
“In 1821 Carl [Kalman Rothschild] was sent to Naples, Italy to oversee loans there that were meant to finance Metternich’s forces who had arrived to quell a rebellion. While in Italy the Rothschild ‘mantle’ came upon Carl and he made a series of ingenious deals with the Italian government that forced Naples to pay for its own occupation. He also helped Luigi de Medici of the Black Nobility to re-gain his position as finance minister of Naples, and later did business with the powerful man. Due to his success it was decided that he would stay in Naples and set up his own bank. He became financier to the court, the ‘financial overlord of Italy.’ Carl ‘…wound the Italian peninsula around his hand.’ He did business with the Vatican, and when Pope Gregory XVI received him by giving him his hand rather than the customary toe to kiss, people realized the extent of his power. The Pope conferred upon him the Order of St. George.
“It appears that in Italy Carl became a leader of Carbonarism. After the Bavarian Illuminati was exposed, Carbonarism (or the Alta Vendita) became the major European occult power. Carl’s leadership in this group is very significant. In 1818 a secret Alta Vendita document, that Carl had participated in preparing, was sent to the headquarters of Masonry. A copy of this document was lost, and the Masons got very upset, and offered rewards for the return of this copy. The title of the document translates ‘Permanent Instructions, or Practical Code of Rules; Guide for the Heads of the Highest Grades of Freemasonry’.” [Top 13 Illuminati Bloodlines, pp.179-180]
The Alta Vendita was governed by Jews and the “Permanent Instructions, or Practical Code of Rules; Guide for the Heads of the Highest Grades of Freemasonry” corresponds to the “The Protocols of the Meetings of the Learned Elders of Zion”— more evidence linking the House of Rothschild with the Protocols. Recall that Jeroboam Rothschild directed the secret Elders of Zion.
“The original Italian translation of the document entitled Permanent Instructions or Practical Code of Rules; Guide for the Heads of the Highest Grades of Masonry was given to Nubio (Piccolo Tigre, a nondescript ‘Jew’) of the Alta Vendita lodge in 1824 when he was sent to Rome to carry it into effect, and it was to this instruction that he referred when he wrote from Forli to Signor Volpi, ‘As I have written to you before, I am appointed to demoralise the education of the youth of the [Roman] Church’. These secret Instructions which were written in 1815, are in perfect accord with the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion and intended only for a chosen few Masons of heavy calibre.”
The Prieuré de Sion, which is directed by the House of Rothschild, works from the shadows, yet one need only consider the list of past Grand Masters of this high cabal to begin to comprehend the magnitude of its influence and power. Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln disclosed the nature of its membership in Holy Blood, Holy Grail: “The French press, in a brief article on M. Plantard’s election as Grand Master in 1981, had stated that ‘the 121 high dignitaries of the Prieuré de Sion are all eminences grises of high finance and of international political or philosophical organizations’.” (p. 362) In his Introduction to the Protocols of Zion, Victor Marsden wrote of other gray eminences who wield unofficial power, secretly sheltered under the umbrella of the Prieuré de Sion: “…in 1931…Jean Izoulet, a prominent member of the Jewish Alliance Israelite Universelle, wrote in his Paris la Capitale des Religions:—‘The meaning of the history of the last century is that today 300 Jewish financiers, all Masters of Lodges, rule the world.’”
Springmeier stated in The Top 13 Illuminati Bloodlines, “It has been said all roads lead to Rome. For this book, it could be said all paths of investigation lead to the Rothschilds.” Which means all roads lead to the Prieuré de Sion: “The Prieuré de Sion – the Elders of Sion also relates to the Rothschilds who are reported to serve on a Jewish council of Elders of Sion… For instance, Armstrong, The Rothschild Trust, p. 196, ‘That is the present objective of Jeroboam Rothschild and his secret Elders of Zion.’” (pp.152,163) Springmeier also references Holy Blood, Holy Grail, “…the text of the Protocols [of the Elders of Sion] ends with a single statement, ‘Signed by the representatives of Sion of the 33rd Degree’.” (p.193)
One way to discover the Prieuré’s oversight of the occult underground is to follow the rabbit trails between various secret societies as they are mentioned in New Age publications. For example:
“…The Scandals of the Prieure de Sion…[alleged] On January 1981––two days, that is, after Pierre Plantard de Saint-Claire was elected Grand Master of the Prieure de Sion––a high-ranking member of the Order is alleged by ‘Cornelius’ to have had a meeting with Licio Gelli, Grand Master of the P2. The meeting is said to have occurred at the brasserie called La Tipia on the rue de Rome in Paris…
“…As far as we know it is widely disseminated….if any of ‘Cornelius’s’ allegations should prove to have even a degree of validity, it will open the lid of a particularly unpleasant can of worms…
“It is now generally acknowledged that P2, however influential and powerful it may have been, was (and probably still is) controlled by some even higher, more shadowy authority, which transmitted its instructions through Licio Gelli, the Lodge’s Grand Master. According to an Italian parliamentary commission, the organisation behind P2 lay ‘beyond the frontiers of Italy’. There has been much speculation, both plausible and otherwise, about his organisation. Some have identified it as the…Prieure de Sion.” (The Messianic Legacy, 308-9, 352)
“…while conducting their research, the authors of [Holy Blood, Holy Grail and The Messianic Legacy] came across indications that The Prieuré had been heavily infiltrated by both the Knights of Malta and the P2 Mason lodge, two secret societies notorious for their involvement with mobsters and fascists.” (Dagobert’s Revenge)
“I had intended to go into great detail linking P2, the Prieuré de Sion, the Vatican, the CIA, organizations for a United Europe, and the Bilderberg Group. Fortunately, Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh & Henry Lincoln beat me to it.” (William Cooper, Behold a Pale Horse, pp.77-9)
“Some interesting things have come to light about the Prieuré recently. One is that the Swiss Grand Lodge Alpina (GLA), the highest body of Swiss Freemasonry (akin to the Grand Lodge of England), may have been the recruiting body for the Prieuré. But the GLA is also said by some to be the meeting place of the ‘Gnomes of Zurich’ who are said to be the Power Elite of Swiss bankers and international financiers. The GLA is said by David Yallop to be the body which controlled the P2 Masonic Lodge in Italy.
“P2 controlled the Italian secret police in the 1970s, took money from the CIA and KGB, may have had a hand in the kidnapping of Aldo Moro by the Red Brigades, had 900 agents in other branches of the Italian government and the highest positions of the Vatican…used the Vatican Bank to launder Mafia drug money, fomented fascist coups in South America, and is most likely linked to the arch-conservative Knights of Malta and Opus Dei in the Vatican.” (Mysteries of Rennes le Chateau)
In 1958, Angelo Roncalli, who became Pope John XXIII, was allegedly a member of the Prieuré de Sion.
“The name John had been implicitly anathematized since it was last used in the early fifteenth century by an Antipope! Moreover, there had already been a John XXIII––the Antipope who abdicated in 1415. Thus the selection by Roncalli of the name Pope John XXIII was unusual to say the least, and raised many questions.
“One answer was suggested in 1976 by a book called The Prophecies of Pope John XXIII. The book was allegedly a compilation of obscure prophetic prose written by the Pontiff. In addition, the book also maintained that Pope John XXIII was secretly a member of the Rose-Croix, (a subtitle for the Prieuré de Sion) with whom he had become affiliated while acting as papal nuncio to Turkey in 1935. Furthermore, it was suggested that Cardinal Roncalli, on becoming Pope, had chosen the name of his own secret grand master––so that, for some symbolic reason, there would be a John XXIII presiding over Sion and the papacy simultaneously.” (Library of Halexandria)
One of the first initiatives of John XXIII was to publish an encyclical on ‘The Precious Blood of Jesus,’ the staggering ramifications of which will soon be realized as the doctrines pertaining to Jesus’ crucifixion have been hurled into the public forum for debate:
“Finally, in June 1960, Pope John XXIII issued a profoundly important apostolic letter, whose subject was ‘the Precious Blood of Jesus.’ This letter emphasized Jesus’ suffering as a human being and maintained that the redemption of mankind had been effected by the shedding of his blood. In the context of Pope John’s letter, Jesus’ human Passion and the shedding of his blood assume a greater consequence than the Resurrection or even than the mechanics of the Crucifixion!
“The implications are enormous. The letter alters the whole basis of Christian belief. If man’s redemption was achieved by the shedding of Jesus’ blood, his death and resurrection become incidental––if not, indeed, superfluous. Through his letter Pope John XXIII implies that the death of Jesus on the cross is no longer a requisite tenet of the Roman Catholic faith. Jesus need not have died on the cross for the Catholic faith to retain its validity.” (Ibid.)
John XXIII’s encyclical allows for the Merovingian version of Jesus, who did not die but recovered from the crucifixion and fled to France with his wife and offspring. The author of the popular book, The DaVinci Code, “Dan Brown said that when he wrote the best seller that dissects the origins of Jesus Christ and disputes long-held beliefs about Catholicism, he considered including material alleging that Jesus Christ survived the crucifixion.” (MSNBC) The 1960 encyclical also cleared a theological path for “The Passion of the Christ” film which also overemphasized Jesus suffering as a human being, made no statement about His divinity and omitted, not only the Virgin Birth, but also the Ascension. So where did Mel Gibson’s “Jesus” go after his dubious resurrection, resuscitation and/or recuperation from the crucifixion? Perchance to the South of France with Mary Magdalene and their child? This is the gospel according to www.humanists.net/:
“If Jesus did not die on the cross he would have been forced to flee the Holy Land. If authorities discovered Jesus was still alive, he would have been punished again. So where would he have gone? There is a story of Christ’s life after the crucifixion. That the blood relatives of Jesus may still live among us!
“Rennes le Château is at the foot of the Peraniese Mountains in the South of France… a young Parish priest by the name of Bérenger Saunière…found four parchments, which started the mystery. Two of the parchments were written in code which he could not decipher. Saunière took the parchments to Paris to seek help from experts in military code and ciphers… Is it possible that the coded documents revealed to Bérenger Saunière that Christ had survived the crucifixion?” (The Fraudulent Crucifixion)
In 1961, John XXIII reinstated the Knights of Malta, according to Sodalitium, a Roman Catholic publication:
“June 24, 1961. On that date, the feast of Saint John the Baptist, patron of the Order (and of Masonry), John XXIII received the Knights at the Vatican, and to their great satisfaction, publicly issued the Brief by which the Commission of Cardinals instituted by Pius XII was suppressed. He also approved the new constitutions of the Order, and authorized the election of a Grand Master.” (« The Pope of the Council, Part 19: John XXIII and Masonry, » Sodalitium, October/November 1996.)
Pope John XXIII then proceeded to rescind the prohibition of Roman Catholics holding membership in Freemasonry:
“It was John XXIII who broke the ice with a measure that passed completely in silence, authorizing Protestants converted to Catholicism and initiated into Masonry to remain peacefully in the lodges. Since then, signs of contact have multiplied… John XXIII’s governance changed the 100 year intransigence of the Church vis a vis Masonry into an overture which resulted in permitting dual membership in the Church and in Masonry…
“…that Masonry is an association in which all Christians have a place––John XXIII and Paul VI understood very well… Le grandi concoranze tra Chiesa e Massoneria (‘The major agreements between the Church and Masonry’)…didn’t exist between the Church and Masonry, but only between the latter and John XII, Paul VI, and John Paul II.” (Ibid.)
In 1978, John Paul I (Albino Luciani) was Pope for only 33 days. David Yallop’s book, In God’s Name, implicates the P2 Masonic Lodge in his untimely death. P2 stands for Propaganda 2. Interestingly, Pierre Plantard de Saint-Clair served as “minister of propaganda” under former President of France, Charles DeGaulle, who was the son of a headmaster of a Jesuit college in Paris. According to Yallop, the Rothschild-controlled Vatican Bank were laundering money for their Jewish brothers in the Medici Mafia:
“Specifically, the Knights of Malta, Italian Masonic lodge ‘P2’, and Holy Roman Empire restorationists ‘The Priory of Sion’ have all been proven to be linked to the hierarchy of the Vatican. Global members of these fascist groups participate at the highest levels of the military, international politics, and finance.
“‘P2’ (Propaganda 2) are perhaps the most visible, and are named after the propaganda machine of Nazi Joseph Goebbels, that effectively mind controlled the German people into believing their Rosicrucian racist ideology that led to the Holocaust.
“P2 has been linked to the Mafia, and directly implicated in the death of Pope John Paul I in 1978, as revealed by the acclaimed book ‘In God’s Name’ by respected journalist David Yallop.
“It is widely known that Pope John Paul I demanded resignations from Vatican insiders who were members of P2, and were involved in major money laundering for the Mafia through the Vatican Bank. He also planned a complete reshuffle of the staff in the power structure of the Vatican. The next night he was found dead in his room with a list of names scattered over his body, and was promptly buried without an autopsy. Those listed were retained, and many were promoted to positions of more responsibility and power, including Chicago’s Bishop Paul Marcinkus who handled Vatican investments, and who eluded a suspicious Italian police by remaining within the Vatican’s walls.” (Neo-Nazis)
The current pope, John Paul II, is from Poland, a Jewish stronghold that was the center of Cabalism and the Baal Shem movement as well as the special province of the Illuminati. A Catholic article which exposes the Masonic connections of John Paul II and the influence of Jacob Frank on his papacy, also reveals the considerable damage the Frankist movement has inflicted on the citadel of Roman Catholicism. The author of “Karol, Adam, Jacob,” a Father Francesco Ricossa, first links Karol Wojtyla to Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855), a Polish messianist and a figure of singular importance. According to Fr. Ricossa, Polish messianists consider Poland to be another Christ, crucified by and between its ancient enemies, Germany and Russia. Someday, Polish messianists believe, their nation will rise from the dead as Jesus did. Until then, their suffering is believed to be messianic in nature. Mickiewicz was a close associate of another Polish messianist, Andrzej Towianski (1799-1871), who was strongly influenced by Jacob Frank. Towianski believed he was “charged with announcing ‘the end of Christianity’” and one of his disciples predicted the election of a Slavic Pope who would help to realize that objective:
“As for Towianski, in his humility, he believed he was, after Napoleon, the third epiphany of Christ, the predestined leader who to be born of a nation, Poland, martyr and redemptor like Christ. He was the ‘grisé and occultist of mystical literature; perhaps he was initiated into many secret societies’ (p. 252).‘His metaphysical and moral system, anti-rationalist and anti-authoritarian, was influenced by Saint Saint-Martin, Swedenborg, by T. Grabianka..’ But it was also influenced by a certain Jacob Frank, whom I shall treat. It is interesting to note that, for Towianski, at the end of time, hell would no longer exist. Many authors have been influenced by Towianski: the Polish Poet, Juliusz Slowaki (1803-1849), who would predict the election of a Slavic Pope, our subject here, Mickiewicz; the modernist writer, Fogazzaro. Mickziewicz, Slowaki, and Krasinski were listed by Buttiglione as Karol Wojtyla’s ‘masters.’” (p. 32)…” (« Karol, Adam, Jacob, » M. Abbé Francesco Ricossa, Sodalitium, No. 48, April 1999)
Mickeiewicz belonged to the Cabalistic Martinist Order and was influenced by Anne Catherine Emmerich, the psychic Augustinian nun whose hallucinations inspired Mel Gibson’s heretical film “The Passion of the Christ”:
“Was Mickewicz a Mason?…[His] Polish secret societies were the replica (and often the ally) of the Russian secret societies ––a type of Slavic Carbonarism… Mickiewicz, became a Martinist, from rationalist to ‘mystic;’ in 1836, he published Zdania I uwagi (Feelings and observations), a collection of quotes from the works of Böhme), Silesius and Saint-Martin. With Saint-Martin, we are amid full blown Masonry, and even full blown Jewish Cabalism! It is in this esoteric environment, well established before the his affiliation with Towianski’s movement, that Mickiewicz’ thought becomes bogged down in the mud, ‘Strongly touched in his youth by the mystique of the secret societies…by Böhme with whom he fell in love in Dresden in 1832, by the visions of Frederick Wanner, by Swedenborg, by Baader and by Saint-Martin whom he had read in Paris in 1833, but also by Catherine Emmerich…and by the great mystics of the Christian tradition… Mickiewicz [was] among the most dangerous thinkers of ‘Masonic-Christian’ esotericism.” (Ibid.)
Adam Mickiewicz was also a colleague of the Italian Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872), the powerful Masonic revolutionary who, with Karl Marx, a Jew whose real surname was Mordecai, founded the Communist International. Guiseppe Mazzini also belonged to the Carbonari which had superseded the Bavarian Illuminati. Mazzini unified Italian Freemasonry to break the temporal power of the Papacy and, with his fellow Mason in the U.S., Albert Pike, united Freemasonry internationally to destroy the Church. In Occult Theocrasy, Edith Starr Miller wrote that the Communist International took a special interest in securing the independence of Poland for the benefit of the “Jewish Brotherhood” in that country:
“At a meeting [of the Communist International] held in London, in 1865, the ‘re-establishment of Poland entire and independent’ was…discussed…and that the Conference must stand by the Polish cause. In 1866, a meeting or congress was held at Geneva… Another resolution favoring Polish Independence was passed…
“To anyone unversed in the intricacies of International Politics at that date, the introduction and predominance of the measures concerning Poland seem senseless. All the International societies which, at that time, were affiliated with Young Italy of which Mazzini, if not in every case the nominal founder, was in all cases the moving spirit, were controlled by a central committee of which the famous Italian Revolutionary was the presiding genius. In this committee centered also the political power of Carbonarism plus that of Masonry as well as the of Judaism which, functioning through Mazzini, [Armand] Levi and [Adriano] Lemmi, found in the dawning of the International, an easy means of fostering revolutions on foreign territory and a centre of agitation towards extorting the extension of rights and privileges to their ‘Jewish Brothers’ in Poland, which at that date had the largest Jewish population of any country in the world. Thus, the International, later to become its most powerful agent and the tyrant of a nation, began to serve the Jewish International power.” (p. 492)
Protocol 17 of the Learned Elders of Zion boasts of the plan of the Prieuré de Sion to destroy the Catholic Church via infiltration by agents provocateurs, first, to corrupt the priesthood, a plan which is now yielding a harvest of evil fruit, and secondly, a smear campaign which altogether misrepresents the Catholic Church as a Gentile institution led by Christian pedophiles. It is worth noting that Pope John Paul II has done little or nothing to remove priests who are homosexual predators.
“2. We have long past taken care to discredit the priesthood of the ‘goyim,’ and thereby to ruin their mission on earth which in these days might still be a great hindrance to us. Day by day its influence on the peoples of the world is falling lower. Freedom of conscience has been declared everywhere, so that now only years divide us from the moment of the complete wrecking of that Christian religion: as to other religions we shall have still less difficulty in dealing with them, but it would be premature to speak of this now. We shall put clericalism and clericals into such narrow frames as to make their influence move in retrogressive proportion to its former progress.”
Pope John Paul II was the first Pontiff to openly visit a Jewish synagogue, where he prayed with the Chief Rabbi of Rome who was so impressed with the open-mindedness of the Pope that he converted to Catholicism and changed his name to Eugenio Pacelli in honor of Pius XII. The Vatican under John Paul II also forged full diplomatic ties with Israel and this pope is credited with ending 2,000 years of hostility and distrust between Christians and Jews. On January 17, 2002, the current Chief Rabbi of Rome held a special meeting with the Vatican Cardinals. The date, January 17, is the sacred day on which Grandmasters of the Prieuré de Sion are elected. The election of Grand Masters of the Prieuré de Sion on 17 Nisan is a statement of the Merovingian Jews’ presumed entitlement to the Messianic birthright. (See: 24.A New Israel: Zionism) January 17 is also the date in 681 when Sigisbert IV, the deceased King Dagobert’s son, also known as the “Plant-Ard,” took refuge from the Carolingian assassins at Rennes-le-Chateau. On January 17, 2002, the Vatican Cardinals listened without a protest to Rabbi Di Segni’s ominous lecture concerning the future implementation of the Noachide Laws:
“In Rome, on January 17, 2002, in the Lecture hall of the Major Roman Pontifical Seminary, a meeting was organized by the Diocese of Rome, part of the Day of Jewish-Christian dialogue. Present on the Catholic side were Cardinal Jorge Maria Mejia and Msgr. Rino Fisichella, and on the Jewish side, Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, who replaced Rabbi Elio Toaff as Chief Rabbi of Rome…
“Rabbi Di Segni…explains [the seven precepts that all noachides must respect]:
“These rules are: interdiction of all worship except monotheism, interdiction on blasphemy, the obligation to form tribunals, the interdiction on homicide, theft, adultery, and incest, and the interdiction on eating food torn from living animals.
“…The Rabbi’s attention is completely fixed on the first precept, that of monotheism: ‘As to the monotheist cult, apparently, it poses no doubt for the major religions.’ Aren’t Judaism, Christianity and Islam defined, in post-conciliar language that has become colloquial today, as ‘the three major monotheist religions? In fact, Di Segni sees no difficulty in defining Muslims as strict and even circumcised monotheists. But, as to Christians, he has some doubts….
christians: monotheists or idolators?
“This is where Di Segni—who is the author of the re-publication of the Toledoths Jehsu, under the new title, Il Vangelo del Ghetto [The Gospel of the Ghetto], with the Toledoths Jehsu being the most inflammatory Jewish legends against Jesus (1)—‘speaks clearly’ to the prelates who heard him:
“At the point we have now reached, it is necessary to make a clarification on Jewish theology, which, on the subject of monotheism and how it is lived by Christianity, gives rise to a debate that is essentially a dilemma. The point in question is in view of establishing whether Jesus’ divinity can be compatible, for a non-Jew (because for a Jew it is absolutely not) with the monotheistic concept.
“In other words: The Jew who would become a Christian, thus then believing in the divinity of Jesus, would cease to be a monotheist in order to become an idolater. Must one say the same thing of a non-Jew? Is believing in Jesus’ divinity a sin of idolatry, a violation of the first precept of the Noachide law? Rabbi Di Segni advises:
“‘As to be expected, in Jewish theology, the answer to this question is not unanimous: some firmly deny it, others place certain conditions on it. The consequence is that, according to the literal opinion, the Christian would not be on the path of salvation’ since he is guilty of idolatry.
where Di Segni is unclear: the punishment of death for non-monotheists (made up, in part, of christians)
“Di Segni concludes: ‘If one must literally apply the Noachide system of laws, it [the punishment of death] would be applied to all, so that the Noachides might observe it. Likewise, the punishment of death would apply to what treats forbidding the worship of strange gods,’ in view of monotheism.” (559)
[Rabbi Di Segni’s message gives contemporary relevance to Revelation 20:4: “…and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God.”]
“The Rabbi is not finished.
rabbi di segni’s proposition
“ …Actually, Di Segni advances a proposition…
“‘Christians must come to admit that the Jews, by virtue of their original and irrevocable election, as well as of their possession and observance of the Torah, possess a way toward salvation which is proper to them, a full and special way that has no need of Jesus.’…
“Di Segni knows that he asks the impossible of Christians, and it is for this reason that he asks it. To admit that a man, even one man, one soul, even one, has no need of Jesus means to renounce Jesus. For Di Segni, this would be obtaining from Christians the implicit refutation of Jesus’ detested (by him) divinity. (3)…
“ff.3. This is a mad hope on Di Segni’s part. Certainly, because of the divine promises: ‘the gates of Hell shall not prevail against Her.’ But—humanly speaking—not so mad. In effect, John-Paul II’s post-conciliar ‘magisterium’ has already recognized the irrevocable character of the divine election of the Jews, and the Old Testament. Cardinal Lustiger who, according to rabbinic doctrine, surely merits death if the sincerity of his conversion were demonstrated, expressed a position not much different from that of Rabbi Di Segni: ‘The Jewish as well as the Christian faith are a call from God…Israel’s vocation is that the light might be brought to the goyim…I believe that Christianity is a path to attaining this.’ (Agence télégraphic juive, no. 2649 4/2/81. (Sodalitium no. 39, p. 15, Le problème des marranes [The Problem of the Marranos], by Father Nitoglia).” (559)
Jean-Marie Cardinal Lustiger –– a member of the College of Cardinals, chief confidant of John Paul II, and considered by many to be a prime candidate for his successor –– says he is proud of his Jewish origins. On becoming Archbishop of Paris, Lustiger actually said: “I was born Jewish and so I remain, even if that is unacceptable for many. For me, the vocation of Israel is bringing light to the goyim. That is my hope and I believe that Christianity is the means for achieving it.” By “Israel” Cardinal Lustiger meant the Jewish people. By Christianity, he meant the apostate Church.
“…and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”
“The actor who plays Jesus in the controversial The Passion of the Christ had an audience with the Pope on Monday (March 15, 2004), the Vatican confirmed.” (BBC News)
BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH
“The Roman ruler, Julius Caesar, was assassinated on the Ides of March – March 15, 44 B.C.E. In Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, a soothsayer tells Caesar who is already on his way to the Senate (and his death), ‘Beware the ides of March.’ Caesar replies, ‘He is a dreamer; let us leave him. Pass.’…
“According to Plutarch’s account, Caesar had previously made the wise decision to stay within the safety of his bedroom chambers on the 15th of March. However, Caesar’s ‘friend’ Decimus (Albinus) Brutus (not Marcus Brutus) managed to convince him that the astrologer’s warnings were nothing more than superstitious foolishness. So Julius Caesar decided to attend the Senate on the 15th of March. On his way to the Senate, Caesar ‘accidentally’ met up with the astrologer. Upon seeing the astrologer, Caesar confidently informed Spurinna: ‘The Ides of March are come.’ Spurinna answered, ‘Yes, they are come, but they are not past.’ Later that day – on March 15, 44 B.C.E. – Caesar’s enemies assassinated him in the Pompey theater, at the foot of Pompey’s statue, where the Roman Senate was meeting that day in the temple of Venus.” (Calendars Through the Ages)
In 45 B.C., the Roman Senate appointed Julius Caesar imperator of Rome, i.e., emperor or absolute dictator for life. A statue of Caesar was even erected in the Roman temple with the inscription “To the Invincible God.” However, the citizens of Rome were fearful of a monarchy and soon thereafter Caesar was assassinated by certain Senators who wanted to preserve the Roman tradition of a republic.
“From the earliest [Roman] Empire, the emperors had taken the role of Pontifex Maximus, the high priest of the State religion. This had been initiated by Julius Caesar and continued by Augustus, his adopted son and first emperor of Rome. This ensured that the monarchy had to perform a priestly function in the running of the state. This is a striking similarity with that of the Egyptians and the Sumero-Accadians described above. The fact that the emperors were described as deities after their death until the time of Diocletian shows that the Roman Empire had a form of sacred monarchy. Diocletian’s example drives the point home more clearly. [Diocletian (245-313) conducted the last and most terrible of all the ten persecutions of the early Church.] Constantine, the first Christian emperor of Rome also saw himself as a god, though this ended when he became Christian. The period of emperors as gods in their lifetime didn’t last long, but as already mentioned the sacred monarchy goes back to the start of the period of Empire in Roman life.
“The conversion of Constantine marked a seismic shift in the structure of religious beliefs in the Roman Empire. Though initially the pagan religions weren’t outlawed, they were eventually, and Christianity became the official and only allowed religion in the Roman Empire. This also helped usher in a new powerful force in the Roman Empire – the Church. This is first illustrated when Ambrose of Milan dictates to the emperor Theodosius for punishing a riot in Thessalonica by the massacre of its citizens. The fact that he was able to order the emperor to perform public penance was one of the first signs of the emergence of Christendom, where the Church was the most powerful institution, more powerful than the state. This was a new form of sacred monarchy, that of the papal monarchy.” (Sacred Monarchy)
The worship of Caesar had established in Rome the tradition of a “sacred monarchy” which would evolve centuries later into the Papal worship––the exultation of a religious leader as a literal “Christ on the earth.” This is the precise term used by various Catholic “saints”and popes, and most recently by another Cardinal, Joseph Ratzinger, the powerful Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (modern-day successor to the Inquisition) and the second most powerful person in the Vatican after the Pope. Ratzinger said:
“The twentieth century was one of the most crucial in human history, with its tragic and cruel events culminating in the assassination attempt on the ‘sweet Christ on earth’. Now a veil is drawn back on a series of events which make history and interpret it in depth, in a spiritual perspective alien to present-day attitudes, often tainted with rationalism.” (The Message of Fatima)
This is the same Cardinal Ratzinger who calls the Jews “our Jewish brothers,” who wrote that the Jews and Christians are inseparable, and who, in January of 2002, authorized a 210-page document by the Pontifical Biblical Commission, titled “The Jewish People and the Holy Scriptures in the Christian Bible” which states that “the Jewish messianic wait is not in vain,”––that Jews and Christians wait together for the Messiah, even though Jews are waiting for the first coming and Christians for the second coming! The Pontifical Biblical Commission stated: “Like them, we too live in expectation. The difference is that for us the One who is to come will have the traits of the Jesus who has already come and is already present and active among us.” If this statement seems to be saying that Christians await a messiah who will merely have the traits of Jesus Christ, and not Jesus Christ Himself, that is exactly what the Pontifical Commission said.
James Caviezel, the actor who played the role of Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ,” was granted an audience with Pope John Paul II on the Ides of March. Considering the Merovingian agenda of this film and Masonic propensities of the pope, the date of this meeting would seem to be an esoteric signal of some importance. Perhaps the imminent restoration of the old Roman Empire with its “sacred monarchy” and persecution of Christians by means of another Inquisition – the Fifth Seal per Rev. 6:9-11 – after which the Pontifex Maximus, having been framed as the Antichrist, will be tried and executed for crimes against humanity. Just as vast powers and privileges were conferred upon Julius Caesar which precipitated his demise, the Great Whore will mount the Beast for a final whirl around the globe before she is cast off and finished for eternity. The Harlot Church will have fulfilled her intended purpose, that of neutralizing, exploiting, and ultimately eradicating the faith of Jesus Christ.
“Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” (Luke 18:8)
IS THE CONSPIRACY JEWISH?
|“…‘I am Semitic. It’s my lineage, I’m from the house of David and Abraham,’ Caviezel said.” (National Catholic Reporter, 3/19/04)
“Caviezel: [Mel Gibson] wanted to make this film very Semitic. Instead of having an Aryan, blue-eyed Jesus, he wanted to have a very Semitic Jesus. Our faith is grounded in our Jewish tradition. We believe we’re from the House of David. We believe we’re from the House of Abraham, so we cannot hate our own…” (Newsweek, 2/15/04)
“In an interview with Senior Writer Sean Smith in the February 16 issue of Newsweek… Caviezel says Jewish leaders have ‘every right’ to defend their faith. ‘But I believe that when all my Jewish brothers see this film, they will realize that it’s not about assigning blame.’”
Jim Caviezel: “…I want my Jewish brothers to see this film.” (700 Club)
James Caviezel claims to be a traditional Roman Catholic, however his claims of a Semitic lineage in a number of interviews are most revealing. Of course, Mr. Caviezel’s allusions to having Jewish heredity are interspersed among declarations of personal and family devotion to the Roman Catholic tradition and frequent references to his Catholic piety, e.g. devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, daily Mass and receiving the Eucharist, frequent confession to a priest, wearing of relics and the penitential scapular, submission to the Pope and belief in Marian apparitions, particularly at Medjugorje, and so forth.
The question presents itself, if James Caviezel is a traditionalist Roman Catholic, why is he making veiled references to having a Semitic lineage? To our knowledge, the actor has made no statements of a personal or family conversion from Judaism to Roman Catholicism.
A reporter from the Charlotte Observer who interviewed James Caviezel wrote: “Caviezel – it’s a Romansch name from Switzerland…– prefers not to talk about his personal life.” Snippets of biographical information do not provide much information, but enough to allow for a possible Frankist/Merovingian ancestry: “His surname is Romansch (Rhaeto-Romanic), from Switzerland… Heritage: 50% Irish, 25% Slovak, and 25% Romanch” His mother’s maiden name is Lavery, a Jewish surname. What we do know is that James Caviezel has stated in many interviews that he is Semitic: “‘I am Semitic. It’s my lineage, I’m from the house of David and Abraham,’ Caviezel said.” (National Catholic Reporter)
Although he does not provide any details about his Semitic lineage, Caviezel fairly exudes over his Roman Catholic religion.
“The catharsis for me to play this role was through Medjugorje, through Gospa [Our Lady]. In preparation, I used all that Medjugorje taught me. Mel Gibson and I were going every day for Mass together. Some days I couldn’t go for Mass, but I was receiving the Eucharist. Somewhere along the line, I heard that the Pope was going for confession every day, so I thought that I should go for confession as often as possible… So, the confession was the preparation for the Eucharist. Ivan Dragicevic and his wife Lorraine gave me a piece of the true cross. I kept this on me all the time. They made a special pocket in my clothes for it. I also had relics of Padre Pio, St. Anthony of Padoua, Ste Maria Goretti, and Saint Denisius, the Patron saint of Actors. Another thing was fasting. I read many of the messages continuously. Every day everyone could see me with the rosary in my hands… I ask Mary to guide me and my career… This film is something that I believe was made by Mary for her Son.” (The Mother’s Village)
James Caviezel’s profession seems disingenuous to this writer, a former Roman Catholic. He is hyperbolic, as if mocking the traditions of Roman Catholicism. Even so, to many Catholics Caviezel will appear fervently devout, which is the modus operandi of the Marranos according to Maurice Pinay: “…the Jews, thanks to their…skilled false conversion, entered Christianity and appeared publicly as Christians, however, secretly held to their Jewish religion. …this secret belief was passed on by parents to children, covered with the appearance of an outward Christian militancy…” (p.239)
If it is the case that Caviezel is descended from Marrano Jews, this places “The Passion of the Christ” in an entirely different perspective.
“…This infiltration of the Hebrews into the innermost heart of religions and nationalities, whereby they still preserve their former religion and their organizations in secret, has really formed Israelite ‘Fifth Columns’ in the bosom of the other peoples and the different religions; for if the Jew has gained entrance into the citadel of his enemies, he is active there, follows orders and carries on an activity which was planned in the Jewish secret organizations. This aims at controlling the people from within, whose conquest was resolved upon, as well as the control of his religious institutions, and to attempt to attain the decomposition of the same.” (Pinay, p.249)
We may assume that a Marrano Jew, strategically positioned as James Caviezel to influence the masses, is taking orders from the High Cabal, the Prieuré de Sion, which has determined to destroy and rid the world of every vestige of Christianity. Protocol 17, point #3 announces a time when the nations will judge the Roman Church, and its hierarchy and ecclesiastical system will be overthrown. When the Prieuré de Sion comes out of the closet, according to the Protocols, the Learned Elders will hypocritically play the peacemaker, while the World Court passes judgment on the Papal Court. The charge will be “deicide,” the act of murdering God, i.e. murdering the lineal descendants of Jesus Christ. In a mighty act of vengeance, the Papal Court will be turned over to the Knights Templar for execution, whereupon the Prieuré de Sion will replace the Pope with their own “Black Pope,” a Merovingian priest-king who will preside over a one world religion:
“When the time comes finally to destroy the papal court the finger of an invisible hand will point the nations towards this court. When, however, the nations fling themselves upon it, we shall come forward in the guise of its defenders as if to save excessive bloodshed. By this diversion we shall penetrate to its very bowels and be sure we shall never come out again until we have gnawed through the entire strength of this place.
“The King of the Jews will be the real Pope of the Universe, the patriarch of an international Church.” (Protocols of Zion)
The Papal decree for the arrest and execution of the Knights Templar was announced on October 13, 1307. Ironically, on October 13, 2004, the ancient Sanhedrin was revived in modern Israel. This body, which arranged for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ two thousand years ago, will most likely oversee the implementation of the abovementioned Noachide Laws.
Also, on October 13, 2004, James Caviezel addressed an All Day Eucharistic Prayer Vigil at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. One devoted Caviezel fan recapitulated the speech:
“The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D C, the most striking, beautiful place of worship you will find in the United States. I attended the Basilica Eucharistic Prayer Vigil on October 13, 2003.
“Among other things, it was the ideal place to not only view the ten-minute extended preview of Mel Gibson’s upcoming film, “The Passion,” but to also listen to the star, Jim Caviezel, give a closing talk to the all-day prayer vigil…
“…Jim, Mr. Caviezel, gave us, the audience, food for thought…and a job to do. He said the world is on a moral decline and it is up to us to fight it. We are to go out, and in a public place, practice our religion, so everyone can see we are not ashamed, nor are we afraid to do this. He followed this by a quote.
“I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You’ve come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight? Fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live. At least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that…for one chance… just ONE CHANCE to come back here to tell our enemy that they may take our lives, but they will never take OUR FREEDOM!!! Every man dies, not every man really lives.’
“That quote is from the film “Braveheart.”
What? A devout Catholic quoting Sir William Wallace, the Merovingian nobleman who instigated the Scottish revolt aided and abetted by the Knights Templar, thereby providing a place of refuge for Templars who would be fleeing Europe? Caviezel’s participation in the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on October 13 brings to mind an old Cathar prophecy:
“There is an old Cathar saying: ‘Every 700 years, the laurel will grow green again.’ The dawn arrests of the Templars were in October, 1307. Perhaps one reason for the current burgeoning of interest in all things Templar, a colleague once told me, is because we are nearly at the seven hundredth year–2007.” (1034)
The demise of the Roman Catholic Church is prophesied in the book of Revelation, chapter 17, which describes in graphic detail the destruction of the Great Whore:
“So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration… And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth… And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.”Rev.17:3-6,9,16
Although “The Passion of the Christ” is represented as a Roman Catholic production, this is the exoteric interpretation of the movie, calculated to deceive the ignorant masses. Which explains why virtually all exposes of “The Passion” film are formulated rehashes of the heresies of the Catholic Church which ignore the Gnostic occultism that pervades the movie at a deeper level. This device is known as an ‘occult blind,’ that is, it is designed to “carry an open symbolism acceptable to the uninitiated, yet at the same time, to hide a more profound meaning accessible only to those familiar with Arcane symbolism.” (Ovason, p. 218) Esoterically, “The Passion of the Christ” is not a Catholic production at all, but is rabidly anti-Catholic and loaded with occult messages for those who understand the secret doctrine, which is to destroy all forms of Gentile Christianity.
Much ado has been made about the Ugly Baby carried by the androgynous Satan in “The Passion of the Christ”. When interviewed by Christianity Today Mel Gibson revealed the age of this Baby to be precisely 40 years old!
“But what about the ugly baby?
“‘Again,’ said Gibson, ‘it’s evil distorting what’s good. What is more tender and beautiful than a mother and a child? So the Devil takes that and distorts it just a little bit. Instead of a normal mother and child you have an androgynous figure holding a 40-year-old ‘baby’ with hair on his back. It is weird, it is shocking, it’s almost too much—just like turning Jesus over to continue scourging him on his chest is shocking and almost too much, which is the exact moment when this appearance of the Devil and the baby takes place.’”
An androgynous mother holding a 40-year old baby with hair on his back distorts the mother-child motif “just a little bit”???
Mel Gibson’s view of the Devil also misses the mark:
“When asked why he portrayed Satan—an androgynous, almost beautiful being played by Rosalinda Celentano—the way he did, Gibson replied: ‘I believe the Devil is real, but I don’t believe he shows up too often with horns and smoke and a forked tail. The devil is smarter than that. Evil is alluring, attractive. It looks almost normal, almost good—but not quite.
“‘That’s what I tried to do with the Devil in the film. The actor’s face is symmetric, beautiful in a certain sense, but not completely. For example, we shaved her eyebrows. Then we shot her almost in slow motion so you don’t see her blink—that’s not normal. We dubbed in a man’s voice in Gethsemane even though the actor is a woman… That’s what evil is about, taking something that’s good and twisting it a little bit.’”
Is this how evil appears? Good, but with a twist of evil? What saith the Scriptures about the personification of Satan? According to God’s Word, Satan would take on the appearance of Mel Gibson (or any of the Evangelical sycophants who promoted this movie) rather than the malevolent-appearing character of Rosalinda Celentano!
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (II Cor. 11:13-15)
Judging by the success of James Caviezel’s performance in “The Passion of the Christ,” mankind is primed for a Hollywood-type Jesus to appear on the world stage. Yet the prophet Isaiah foretold that the Messiah would lack the physical attractiveness that is so highly esteemed by the world: “…he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.” (Is.53:2) We do NOT even tenuously think that James Caviezel is the Antichrist but, given this Messianic prophecy, it seems important to consider the converse of Isaiah’s words:
Will the Antichrist look like this?
|Or more like this?|
Which raises two more questions and the point of our inquiry…
- Will the Antichrist be Jewish?
- Is the Conspiracy Jewish?
The issue of a Jewish Antichrist is dealt with in some detail in Janet Moser’s report, The Lost Tribe of Dan: Early Christian and Jewish Views on the Identity of the Antichrist. This report is based on the evidence of Scripture that the Antichrist will be a Jew of the apostate tribe of Dan. “Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers…nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.” (Daniel 11:37)
Is the conspiracy Jewish? It seems reasonable that those who are making plans to rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem where a practitioner of witchcraft will be enthroned, per Dan.8:25, would be apostate Jews who reject the sinless Messiah sent by God who “commandeth all men every where to repent.” (Acts 17:30) These heretical Jews have a radically different concept of what their messiah ought to be, as the lesbian singer Joan Osborne intoned a few years ago, “just one of us.” In other words, a messiah closer to the versions of Jesus presented in the Gnostic gospels, the Talmud and New Age books like The DaVinci Code:
“The legend of the Holy Grail is a legend about royal blood. When the Grail legend speaks of ‘the chalice that held the blood of Christ’…it speaks, in fact, of Mary Magdalene – the female womb that carried Jesus’ royal bloodline… Behold…the greatest cover-up in human history. Not only was Jesus Christ married, but He was a father…
“The Sangreal documents simply tell the other side of the Christ story. In the end, which side of the story you believe becomes a matter of faith and personal exploration, but at least the information has survived. The Sangreal documents include…the Purist Documents – thousands of pages of unaltered, pre-Constantine documents, written by the early followers of Jesus, revering Him as a wholly human teacher and prophet. Also rumored to be part of the treasure is the legendary ‘Q’ Document… Allegedly, it is a book of Jesus’ teachings, possibly written in His own hand…
“And these four chests of documents were the treasure that the Knights Templar found under Solomon’s Temple… The documents that made the Knights Templar so powerful. The documents that have been the object of countless Grail quests throughout history.” (The DaVinci Code, pp.249-56)
Jesus Christ prophesied of the false messiah who would be acceptable to the apostate Jews when He said, “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.” (John 5:43) “In his own name” suggests that genealogical credentials will be used to validate the legitimacy of the false messiah of Israel, which is precisely the obsession of the Merovingian bloodline that blasphemously claims descent directly from Israel’s kings, David and Solomon and even Jesus. These claims of messianic blood, however baseless, are expedient for the Merovingians to achieve world hegemony.
The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown is merely a primer for neophytes, a thriller intended to introduce unbelievers and unstable Christians to the Merovingian heresy. However, hardcore occult literature and the Gnostic gospels present Jesus as an Essene master who was adept in the mysteries of the Cabala. In this context, the Merovingian Christ would appeal to Jews who prefer a Cabalist – a practitioner of witchcraft who, albeit human, has attained to godhood and will teach mankind the pathway to realizing their own inner divinity.
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God… Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie” (II Thes.2:3-4, 9-11)
Arguments against a Jewish conspiracy usually include the following:
- The global bankers and the owners of transnational corporations who conspire to overthrow Western civilization and restructure society are not exclusively Jews but include Gentiles as well.
Do we know this for a fact? If the dispersed Jews have been taking Gentile surnames for two millennia, as well as concealing their Jewish identity, who knows if power elites perceived to be Gentiles are not in reality crypto-Jews?
- To promote the idea of a Jewish conspiracy is anti-Semitic and defamatory of all Jews.
This is hardly the case, for the conspiracy is primarily occultic and not all Jews are Cabalists, and even fewer are members of the High Cabal. Many Jews eschew the idolatrous paganism of the Cabalists, who have already demonstrated they will exterminate their Jewish brothers, who follow the Torah, to achieve their conspiratorial aims. In fact, Bible prophecy foretells the fate of the Jews—that two thirds will be destroyed, yet there will be a remnant, a third of Jewry, which is persecuted by the Antichrist system, but protected by God:
“And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.” (Zech.13:8,9)
The term “anti-Semitism” involves a number of fallacies, one of these being that all of the Semitic people are of Hebrew descent. It is a fact, however, that the Hebrews comprise only 10% of world Semites. Dr. Alfred Lilienthal observed that, “In fact, it is the Zionists who have been anti-Semites starting from the holy land of Palestine and ending with a worldwide movement against Muslims and Arabs who form 90 percent of the Semites.”
Another misconception, fostered by failure to understand the history of Israel, is that the international Hebrew community is religiously and politically monolithic and that criticism of one faction within this community amounts to prejudice against all people of Hebrew descent. In fact, most theories of a “Jewish conspiracy” condemn all Jews and fail to take into account the schism that split ancient Israel, which was precipitated by the idolatry of the tribe of Dan.
There is weighty evidence that tribe of Dan were the progenitors of the Merovingians. This evidence is presented in The Lost Tribe of Dan, which also explains why the tribe of Dan is still at war with the tribe of Judah. In brief, Samson’s riddle to the Philistines is really a prophecy: “Out of the eater came forth meat, and out of the strong came forth sweetness.” Judg.14:14 The riddle recalled an incident when Samson “turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion. And he took thereof in his hands, and went on eating, and came to his father and mother, and he gave them, and they did eat…” Samson’s prophecy suggests that the tribe of Dan intends to destroy the tribe of Judah and inaugurate their own messiah who will rule a world kingdom from Israel, not Judah. From the carcass of the young lion (destruction of Judah) the tribe of Dan (symbolized by bees) will produce a Golden Age (symbolized by honey).
Specifically, the Antichrist of the tribe of Dan would rule from the northern area which was occupied by Dan, namely Mount Sion, also called Mount Hermon (Deut.4:48) This Canaanite territory was chosen by Dan because it was the location of the sacred site, Mount Hermon. Located on the 33º latitude and longitude, Mount Hermon/Sion is where the Nephilim (fallen angels) descended per Genesis 6. This accounts for the bestial nature of the Antichrist and his ancient lineage. (See: Heeding Bible Prophecy: Mount Sion/Hermon)
THE SYNAGOGUE OF SATAN
Since the designation “Jew” belongs exclusively to the tribe of Judah, only the tribe of Judah is “Jewish. Other tribes of Israel who call themselves Jews are appropriating to themselves an ancient birthright which is not rightfully theirs, for the Messiah would descend through the tribe of Judah. Revelation 2:9-10 refers to the synagogue of Satan as “them which say they are Jews, and are not.” In His message to the church at Smyrna, Jesus spoke of this group as a synagogue, that was not Jewish:
“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”
The establishment of the synagogue, according to the Jewish Encyclopedia, was of ancient origin and, therefore, the ancient Israelites would have had synagogues which continued in both kingdoms subsequent to the great schism:
“By the time [the synagogue] had become the central institution of Judaism (no period of the history of Israel is conceivable without it), it was already regarded as of ancient origin, dating back to the time of Moses (see Yer. Targ., Ex. xviii. 20 and I Chron. xvi. 39; Pesiḳ. 129b; Philo, ‘De Vita Mosis,’ iii. 27; Josephus, ‘Contra Ap.’ ii., § 17; Acts xv. 21).”
We may infer from Revelation 2:9-10, that a portion of the northern kingdom of Israel, which was dispersed after the Assyrian invasion, settled in Smyrna in Asia Minor. Furthermore, that these Israelites claimed to be Jews and, after the death of Christ, persecuted His Church in that city. The bishop of Smyrna during the first part of the second century was the famous Polycarp who was burned at the stake sometime around the year 155. That Jews were behind Polycarp’s martyrdom is evident in the Letter of the Smyrnaeans to the Church at large:
“When this was proclaimed by the herald [that Polycarp confessed himself to be a Christian] the whole multitude both of Gentiles and of Jews who dwelt in Smyrna cried out with ungovernable wrath and with a loud shout, ‘This is the teacher of Asia, the father of the Christians, the puller down of our gods, who teacheth numbers not to sacrifice nor worship.’… These things then happened with so great speed, quicker than words could tell, the crowds forthwith collecting from the workshops and baths timber and faggots, and the Jews more especially assisting in this with zeal, as is their wont…
“So [the Evil One] put forward Nicetes, the father of Herod and brother of Alce, to plead with the magistrate not to give up his body, ‘lest,’ so it was said, ‘they should abandon the crucified one and begin to worship this man’–this being done at the instigation and urgent entreaty of the Jews, who also watched when we were about to take it from the fire, not knowing that it will be impossible for us either to forsake at any time the Christ who suffered for the salvation of the whole world of those that are saved–suffered though faultless for sinners–nor to worship any other.
“For Him, being the Son of God, we adore, but the martyrs as disciples and imitators of the Lord we cherish as they deserve for their matchless affection towards their own King and Teacher. May it be our lot also to be found partakers and fellow-disciples with them. The centurion therefore, seeing the opposition raised on the part of the Jews, set him in the midst and burnt him after their custom.”
The Lord Jesus also referred to the synagogue of Satan in His message to the Church at Philadelphia:
“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” (Rev. 3:9)
According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “St. Ignatius of Antioch later sent to the Christians of Philadelphia an interesting letter warning them against the Jews (Funk, ‘Die apostolischen Vätter’, Tübingen, 1901 pp 98-102).” Ignatius of Antioch had also contended with the Judaising heresy in his church at Syria from the late first century until his martyrdom in Rome c. 110 A.D. The Encyclopedia Britannica states: “Ignatius apparently fought two groups of heretics: (1) Judaisers, who did not accept the authority of the New Testament and clung to such Jewish practices as observing the Sabbath, and (2) the Docetists…”
“IGNATIUS THEOPHOROS (Greek: ‘God Bearer’) (d. c. 110, Rome), bishop of Antioch, Syria, known mainly from seven highly regarded letters that he wrote during a trip to Rome, as a prisoner condemned to be executed for his beliefs. He was apparently eager to counteract the teachings of two groups–the Judaizers, who did not accept the authority of the New Testament, and the Docetists, who held that Christ’s sufferings and death were apparent but not real. The letters have often been cited as a source of knowledge of the Christian church at the beginning of the 2nd century. Ignatius represented the Christian religion in transition from its Jewish origins to its assimilation in the Greco-Roman world.”
ZIONISM: OF GOD OR SATAN?
MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, simply defined, is that portion of the Gentile Church which is controlled by the Synagogue of Satan. The Great Whore has been riding this Beast lo these many centuries, seducing multitudes with the Babylonish apparel of her princes, her mystical rites, idolatrous worship and her brotherhood of spiritual elites, whose monasteries are fronts for homosexual and occult activity. After having exploited Christianity to establish a global kingdom, the Beast will eventually overthrow the Great Whore and remove the mask, revealing its Jewish identity. Until then, the Synagogue of Satan will continue to make use of the Mother of Harlots to obtain its immediate objective—reconquest and repossession of the Holy Land.
Scriptural promises abound that God Himself will regather the House of Israel and bring them into “their own land.”
“And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.” (Is. 11:10-13)
Note, in the first passage below, God’s opinion of Israel’s treatment of the nations which graciously hosted the Diaspora, as well as His reason for restoring them to their homeland:
“And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land. But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name’s sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.” (Ezekiel 36:18-24)
“Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts. Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.” (Ezekiel 37:11)
For more than a century, the Zionists have been gathering their fellow Israelites from all over the world. Shall we conclude then, that by bringing the Jews to Israel, Zionism is therefore a movement of God and should be supported by Christians? This movement is not the fulfillment of God’s promise to regather Israel, per se, but is Satan’s counterfeit of Bible prophecy to establish the world kingdom which he will rule through the Antichrist from Israel. Satan is, in fact, using Zionism to regather the Jews to Israel for another Holocaust which will take place during the Tribulation period.
Within Jewry there is a movement which has opposed the Zionist Movement from its inception. Neturei Karta, which means “Guardians of the City,” is comprised of ultra-Orthodox Jews who believe that the present condition of the Jew is a reflection of divine wrath. One of its chief proponents, I. Domb, wrote in The Transformation: The Case of the Neturei Karta:
“The course of events culminating in the destruction of the Sanctuary, was unfolded in a miraculous way, as we have been told by our Sages: ‘Verily, hands full of Fire descended from Heaven to burn the Temple of G”d . . . G”d has crushed the strong in our midst . . . In His anger He cut off all the pride of Israel.”
“At the time of our expulsion, we were not physically weaker than at the time of our entry into Eretz Yisrael, nor were our enemies more formidable. We were banished by divine decree–not by the hazards of war and the defeat. Moreover throughout our long Galut, the calamities which have befallen us in its course, continue to defy explanation in purely natural and physical terms. Likewise, no convincing rational explanation can be advanced in support of the persistent phenomenon of antisemitism, extending to many periods of history and many different and widely separated territories and the uniqueness of the intensity… This hostility and the extreme forms of savagery inflicted on us by our persecutors must be attributed to factors other than those of human causation.” (pp. 9-10)
“But when we Jews who have remained true to our faith, ponder over our future, we have to think in divine terms, in terms of G”d’s promises to us through the prophets, of the redemption according to divine revelation with everlasting joy and happiness, which the advent of the Messiah will inaugurate, as is plainly written in our Torah, and which far transcends the highest aspiration and advantages that Zionism can offer the Jewish People, or, for that matter, even the greatest good to which any other nation can aspire.” (p. 14)
- Domb further maintains that the Zionist Movement and its precursor, Reform Judaism, have removed the Jews from observance of the Torah and substituted in its place the secular humanism that characterizes 95 % of world Jewry today.
“The way was prepared for Zionism by the reform movement or the so-called Haskala with its teaching that the laws governing the world could all be understood by human reason. The influence of the Haskala began to undermine the pillars of Judaism, and once the infection had spread to the Jewish masses, Zionism, the faithful offspring and disciple of the Haskala Reform, arose to continue the work of its father and to apply its teachings to the Jewish people. The Haskala and Zionism were mutually dependent in the process; the former breached the wall of the citadel of the faith, and the latter, disguised in an imitation of Jewish garb, entered through the breaches in order to carry on the work of destroying the main structure.” (p. 7)
The secularization of Judaism has been systematically achieved through the Zionist campaign:
“…when Zionism reached its zenith and engulfed almost all sections of Jewry, an active Zionist campaign for the estrangement of the Jewish people from the Torah was intensified. Laxity, and among certain sections, even animosity towards our religion on the part of Zionism, is not incidental but a direct outcome of Zionist ideology.
“Throughout the period which has elapsed since Zionism first appeared on the Jewish scene, Zionists fought religion by different methods. Their writers and ideologists have, either openly attacked, or discreetly ridiculed Judaism. The anti-religious bias of Zionism was by no means confined to writings and speeches, but was expressed in a practical manner in logical sequence from the theory… They established schools and sought to eliminate every trace of religious thought, from the minds of the children attending them. As their numbers grew, they were determined to seize power and dominate communal life; they gradually managed to seduce large numbers of Jews from their Torah observance, and bring them under the influence of irreligious and even anti-religious circles… All this leads to one obvious conclusion: that Zionism is basically the reverse of our Emuna [faith] and religious ideology. To become a Zionist means to conceive Jewry as something temporal and earthly, utterly divorced from all the divine connections, upon which the whole of Emuna is based.” (pp. 21-2)
- Domb argues that Zionism does not constitute the fulfillment of God’s plan for the Jews but rebellion against it. This, in turn, will incur more of God’s wrath upon the Jews, according to Lubavitch Rabbi, Shulem Ben Shneersohn:
“Should—Heaven forbid—the Zionists succeed in obtaining a country as they hope, they will defile and desecrate it with their abominations and their evil deeds and thus prolong—Heaven forbid—the length of the Exile.” (p. 233)
Previously, I. Domb mentioned that, among the Zionists there arose a group called the Canaanites, which will partially account for the abominations that the will defile the nation of Israel upon full acquisition of the land. Keep in mind that the ancient Canaanites occupied the far northern territory surrounding Mount Sion/Hermon which was later occupied by the apostate Tribe of Dan:
“A group which calls itself the Canaanites and consists of those who have had a complete Zionist education… The Canaanites claim perfectly naturally that they belong to the ancient culture of the original Canaanite nation which occupied the land now called Israel in ancient times. Therefore, they claim, that they must acknowledge and re-adopt the ancient culture of the country with the main principles involved in that culture… What has happened is perfectly simple. The Zionist heresy, with its compete and essential denial of the whole content of Judaism and of the Holiness of the Torah, has created a vacuum which cannot long be unfulfilled… the reason for the appearance of this group and the Canaanites myth which it propagates, is t provide something that can fill the vacuum… it is a clear and unmistakable sign that the uprooting of the Torah, has succeeded to such an extent as far as the younger generation is concerned, that they are ready to grasp with enthusiasm at even the most fantastic of myths.” (pp. 87-88)
Although the Zionist Movement is not the fulfillment of God’s promises to regather the tribes of Israel, neither will ultra-Orthodox Jewry represent the 144,000 Jews from the twelve tribes (excluding Dan) who will stand with Jesus Christ on Mount Zion. The true 144,000 of Revelation 14 “have not defiled themselves with women,” which is a reference to the pagan sex rites that will be prevalent during the Tribulation Period, per Rev. 9:21. However, ultra-Orthodox Jewry which comprises the membership of Neturei Karta derives its ideology from the Talmud and the Kabalah, both of which elevate fornication to a virtue. “The great Lubavitcher rabbi” previously quoted by I. Domb would be a Kabbalist, a practitioner of Jewish occultism who awaits the Lubavitcher messiah. (See: Under the Law) Domb himself embraces the Gnostic notion of the divinity of man as being the exclusive privilege of the Jew.
“…This order of reward and punishment, reward for mitzvot and punishment for averoth, is a privilege for us Jews, and constitutes the loftiest elements of our constitution, the divine quality inherited from our forbears and finally confirmed on Mount Sinai.
“For this Torah is constituted according to divine conceptions, far above human grasp. Consequently, in the majority of both mitzvot and averoth, the remoteness from human reasoning, manifest in this formulation is self-evident; but even those which seem logical enough and useful to human society, do in fact contain higher divine aspects, incomprehensible to the minds of mortals. Only the Jews, the people who are endowed with divine quality, have been conditioned to undertake and perform these sacred functions. The order of reward and punishment is the direct result of their eternal and indissoluble union with G”d, as no other human has the possibility of being included in that order; thus only a Jew can evoke either the punishment or the reward involved in these acts, the commandments of a purely G”dly aspect.” (p. 8)
We are forced to conclude that ultra-Orthodox Jewry is simply the religious extreme of the dialectic in professed, but not actual, opposition to secular Zionism. The dialectical process, which is designed to polarize the masses and destabilize the status quo in order to restructure the social order, will ultimately unite world Jewry in a Babylonian religious system based on Kabalism, which is the common denominator of Zionism and ultra-Orthodox Jewry.
Psalm 119:91 says of the Lord, “…for all are thy servants”— which reveals that all men, even the wicked, are fulfilling the sovereign purposes of God whether they realize it or not. So the Zionists, who are funded by Rothschild money and think they are so brilliant as to outwit, not only the Christians, but God Himself, are in fact opposing themselves (Acts 18:6) and, in the final analysis, signing their own death warrants. Likewise, the ultra-Orthodox Kabbalists.
Scripture is explicit that when the Jews return to Israel, they will face the Tribulation period. In order to control Israel from Jerusalem, the tribe of Dan must exterminate Judah and usurp its place in the Messianic lineage. Even so, Scripture foretells that, after the slaughter of two-thirds of Jewry is allowed to take place, the Lord Jesus Christ will save Judah:
“The LORD also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah. In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem…
“And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.” (Zech. 12:7-10; 13:8,9)
And so we are given to understand that God has not cast off His people forever, but a glorious day awaits the remnant of Judah when the Lord Jesus Christ will reveal Himself.
“And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn… And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” (Zech.12:10-11,13:6)
The apostle Paul spoke of this remnant of Jews, the elect who will be saved by grace and not by the works of the law.
“I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying, Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.” (Romans 11:1-7)
“But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.” (Romans 2:29)
When Jesus reveals himself to His brethren, it will be a family affair, and profoundly moving. The Biblical type for this reconciliation is the patriarch Joseph, who wept as he revealed his identity to his brethren…and hastened to graciously forgive them for their past treachery.
“Then Joseph could not refrain himself before all them that stood by him; and he cried, Cause every man to go out from me. And there stood no man with him, while Joseph made himself known unto his brethren. And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard. And Joseph said unto his brethren, I am Joseph; doth my father yet live? And his brethren could not answer him; for they were troubled at his presence. And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life. For these two years hath the famine been in the land: and yet there are five years, in the which there shall neither be earing nor harvest. And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.” (Gen. 45:1-7)
Joseph being a type of Christ, his father and brothers prefigured the House of Israel in the last days and the seven year famine foreshadowed the Tribulation period prophesied in the New Testament, most notably in the Book of Revelation. In the Book of Romans, the apostle Paul has foretold that, as God was gracious and merciful toward the House of Jacob during the seven years of famine in Egypt, He will graciously and mercifully restore the believing remnant of Israel during the time of Jacob’s trouble.
Another prophetic type, the conversion of Paul, who deemed himself the “chief of sinners” for his former hatred of Jesus Christ and violent persecution of His Church, demonstrates God’s mercy and covenantal salvation of believing Israel at the Second Coming of Christ:
“In view of the preceding chapter on Israel’s rejection, the question is asked ‘Hath God cast away His People?’ Is there nothing more in store for national Israel? God forbid. If it were so, God’s gifts and calling would be subject to repentance and He would not be the faithful, covenant-keeping God. He foreknew His people Israel and that foreknowledge embraced all their sad history of failure and apostasy. The Apostle Paul speaks of himself as an Israelite of the seed of Abraham. He demonstrates in his own experience the fact that God hath not cast away His people. Hating Christ, having zeal for God without knowledge, a persecutor of the church, he had obtained mercy that in him Jesus Christ might show forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Him (1Tim.1:16). His unique conversion must be looked upon as a prophetic type of the conversion of the remnant of Israel, when the Lord comes. As Saul of Tarsus saw Him in the glory-light, so the Israel living in the day of the second Coming of Christ will behold Him (Zech.12:10; Rev.1:7). This vision will result in their national conversion…
“A mystery is made known. Blindness in part has happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. The fulness of the Gentiles means, the full number of the saved, gathered out from among the Gentiles, who constitute the church, the body of Christ. And when the body is joined to the Head in glory, the time of the coming of the Lord for His Saints (1Thes.4:17), the Lord will turn again to Israel. All Israel, that is, the all Israel living in the day will be saved, when the Deliverer comes out of Zion (Isaiah 59:20; Psalm 14:7). It is the second, visible, personal and glorious coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. He will turn away ungodliness from Jacob and take away their sins. Between the coming of the Lord for the Saints, who will meet Him in the air, and His coming in great power and glory, are the days of Jacob’s trouble, when the nation will have to pass through the fires of tribulation and the wicked among Israel will be cut off. And after He has come and has taken away their sins, all the great prophecies of Israel’s earthly glory will be fulfilled… A doxology closes this dispensational section of the epistle.” (A.C. Gaebelein’s Annotated Biblical Commentary)
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“I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid… God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew… I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers’ sakes. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance. For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” (Romans 11)
BY BARBARA AHO