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In past weeks, we have studied the links between Secret Societies and the implementation of the New World Order. We will study today how the Vatican may now be thoroughly controlled by these Secret Societies as they move to complete the New World Order Religion, which they feel is an indispensable part of their New World Order.
We will be discussing this subject from several sources:
Let us look first at "The Broken Cross".
Compton is an ex-editor of a Catholic newspaper, "The Universe". He traces the alleged infiltration of the Roman church by the Illuminati. The author is a traditional and still practicing Catholic, who has written this book as a protest against the Catholic Church abandoning its traditional teachings on Christian doctrine. Compton laments:
"There is a feeling abroad that our civilization is in deadly peril. It is a recent awareness...For civilization declines when reason is turned upside down, when the mean and based, the ugly and corrupt, are made to appear the norms of social and cultural expressions...when evil, under a variety of masks takes the place of good."
"We of this generation...have become the willing, unconscious, or resentful victims of such a convulsion. Hence, the air of futility that clings about us, a feeling that man has lost faith in himself and in existence as a whole...Never before has man been left without guide or compass...divorced from reality...without religion." (p1-3)
Compton then lists some of the Catholic Churches' failings in recent years:
Compton then asks the critical question -- "what has caused the changes in the Church"? After acknowledging that most people naturally reject the idea of a "conspiracy", the author states, we "see...the working out of an age-long and deliberate scheme to destroy the Church from within. Yet there is more proof of every kind for the existence of such a conspiracy than there is for some of the commonly accepted facts of history...Secret scheming, hidden ... from the academic as from the public mind, has been the background or driving force of much world history." (p. 4)
At this point, we feel the need to talk about the concept of an inner conspiracy in world events. Indeed, many people scoff at such a concept; yet, we remind our listeners of two facts:
Now let us return to the words of Compton concerning the current Roman Catholic Church:
"The urge for world domination, whether by force of arms, culture, or religion, is as old as history...." (p.5)
After tracing some of the attempts to take control of the Papacy by non-Christian elements, Compton then comes to Adam Weishaupt, the Jesuit priest who created the Masters of the Illuminati, about which we have spoken repeatedly. Compton states, "...Adam Weishaupt could view the prospect before him with a military mind. He had thrust and vision. He knew the value of surprise, which is grounded in secrecy...He was single-minded....He would blend mankind into one whole, eliminate tradition...suppress dogma..." Weishaupt "set himself apart from his fellows in the name of universal brotherhood. The ideal state that Weishaupt had in mind was...founded upon the impossible dream of human perfection...On the First day of May, 1776, the secret society that was to profoundly affect much subsequent history came into existence as the Illuminati.
"The Illuminati had ...a plan ...they decided on a most ambitious line of conduct. It would form and control public opinion. It would amalgamate religions by dissolving all the differences of belief and ritual that had kept them apart; and it would take over the Papacy and place an agent of its own in the Chair of Peter." (p. 7-8)
These Plans were written in 1776.
Later, a member of the Illuminati, Nubius, writing in 1818, stated that the goal of the Illuminati, is "the complete annihilation of Catholicism, and even ultimately of Christianity. Were Christianity to survive, even upon the ruins of Rome, it would, a little later on, revive and live." (p. 13). Later, we will examine the same goals as expressed in the New Age book, "The Occult Conspiracy". Compton continues to quote Nubius' explanation of the need for the Illuminati to infiltrate the Papacy:
"The Papacy has been for seventeen hundred years interwoven with the history of Italy. Italy can neither breathe nor move without the leave of the Supreme Pontiff...It is necessary to seek a remedy. Very well, a remedy is at hand. The Pope...will never enter into a secret society. It therefore becomes the duty of the secret societies to make the first advance to the Church and the Pope, with the object of conquering both." (p.13)
This is nothing more than a call to the Illuminati to infiltrate the Papacy. Thus, the goal from the beginning (1776) was to plant an avowed Illuminist into the Papacy, while the rank and file of the Catholic Church were to be completely unaware that this had occurred. Nubius then recognized that this process may take many, many years. He foresaw the need to invade and take over convents and seminaries, to win the minds of nuns and especially the priests who rise to become Cardinals. Cardinals elect the Pope. (p. 12-15).
How was Weishaupt financed in his drive to establish the Masters of the Illuminati? Compton explains:
"He (Weishaupt) was backed financially,...by a group of bankers under the House of Rothschild. It was under their direction that the long-range and worldwide plans of the Illuminati were drawn up..."
Compton then confirms the Occultic spiritual nature of this Illuminati plan for a New World Order.
"The claim to be possessed of an other-world influence may not have been wholly false... having the tests that made a full-blooded Illuminati (the ceremony took place at night, in an underground vault near Frankfurt)..." (p. 8-9). Remember our discussion, last week, of the initiations of the American Skull and Bones society? They also carried out their initiation in an underground tomb, or vault in the middle of the night. Remember, Anton LeVey reveals in his book, Satanic Rituals, that such a ceremony is standard in Satanism.
Compton records more of the occultic influence of the Masters of the Illuminati. "...Some rites and symbols derived an undeniable significance from what is generally called Black Magic, or from the invocation of a Satanic power whose potency runs like a sinister streak..."
"By symbols...is a man guided and commanded...The Illuminati made use of ... a pyramid, or triangle, which has been long known to initiates as a sign of mystic or solar faith. At the top of that pyramid, or sometimes at its base, was, and in fact, still is, the image of a separate human Eye, which has been variously referred to as the open eye of Lucifer...or the eternal watcher of the world and the human scene."
"The pyramid was one of the symbols that represented the unknown and nameless deity in pre-Christian cults. Centuries later, it was resurrected as a symbol of the destruction of the Catholic Church; and when the first phase of that destruction had been brought about...by those who had infiltrated and since occupied some of the highest places in the Church, they reproduced it as a sign of their success."
Compton then shocks us all with this following revelation:
"It (this All-Seeing Eye) overlooked the crowds who gathered for the Philadelphia Eucharistic Congress in 1976. It was taken up by the Jesuits who edited the Society's year book; and it appeared on a series of Vatican stamps issued in 1978." (p. 10-11). Christian author, Bill Cooper, confirmed this fact verbally to me by telephone when I called his assistant to try to independently confirm this shocking information.
Compton more specifically identifies the true meaning of this All-Seeing Eye:
"The Eye, which can be traced back to the Babylonian moon worshippers, or astrologers, came to represent the [Pagan] Egyptian Trinity of Osiris, the sun; Isis, the moon goddess; and their child, Horus..." (p. 11-12).
In fact, one of the identifying marks of Paganism is their worship of the Trinity as Father, Virgin Mother, and Son. One finds this Pagan Trinity in virtually every organized Pagan religion in the world.
Compton continues to examine the progress of the Plan of the Illuminati to infiltrate the Catholic Church from within.
"By mid-1800's, the State of Italy had been taken over by the Illuminati" (p. 17). But, still, the religious office of the Papacy was outside their control.
At this point, we should remember that the Papacy and the entire Roman Catholic Church was being fatally weakened by the inclusion of false, Pagan doctrine. It was only a matter of time before the Illuminati would be able to topple the Papacy by successfully implanting one of their own. The Papacy was doomed to fall like a tree which had been rotting for centuries before it suddenly fell under the onslaught of the persistent wind. This goal of infiltrating the Vatican with an Illuminist is also detailed in a book, The Occult Conspiracy, by Michael Howard, in Chapter 7 entitled "Secrets In the Vatican", pages 141-160.
This supreme Illuminati goal of infiltrating their own into the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church was not successful until the early 1960's, when Vatican II was convened. Compton states, "the liberals or progressives, secure in having brought the designs of the secret societies to a successful conclusion, were exultant...The entire world of religion was now permeated by its influence..." (p. 62)
"In less than a decade the church [had] been transformed from an implacable foe of Communism into an active and quite powerful advocate of coexistence with Moscow and Red China. At the same time, revolutionary changes in its centuries-long teachings have moved Rome closer and closer...to that of humanistic, neo-Paganism, of the National and World Council, and World Council of Churches." (p. 62-63).
"When the effects of the Second Vatican Council became apparent, Doctor Rudolf Griurber, Bishop of Regensbury, was led to observe that the main ideas of the French Revolution, 'which represents an important element in Lucifer's Plan, were being adopted in many spheres of Catholicism'". Remember, Compton is a lifelong and still-practicing Catholic. As one reads his book, he is reminded of the attitude of the writer of Lamentations.
"Although conducted largely behind the scenes...the struggle between the Church and the secret societies has been more bitter and prolonged than any international conflict... " (p. 75)
Now that the Vatican II had implemented Lucifer's Plan, as Bishop Griurber had observed, Compton then reveals the next step of the Illuminati Plan:
"It now remained to round off a truly historic visit with an initiatory rite that would put the seal on this newly admitted realization..". Thus, "Pope Paul, on October 4, 1965, spoke to United Nations, October 4, 1965), (p.67) a speech "which propagated the social gospel so dear to the heart of revolutionaries, without a single reference to the religious doctrines that they [the revolutionaries] found so pernicious". (p. 68)
After the speech, Pope Paul VI went to the Meditation Room of the U.N. "A carefully edited bulletin, that supposedly dealt with the meaning and purpose of the room, was produced by the Lucis Press, which issues printed matter for the United Nations." The fact that Lucis Trust is the Publishing House which prints and disseminates United Nations material is a devastating indictment of the New Age and Satanic nature of this organization. Lucis Trust was established in 1922 as Lucifer Trust by Alice Bailey to be the publishing company to disseminate the books of Bailey and Blavatsky. In 1923, Bailey changed the name to Lucis Trust, undoubtedly because Lucifer Trust revealed the true nature of the New Age Movement too clearly. (Constance Cumbey, The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, p. 49). A quick trip to any New Age bookstore will reveal that many of the hard-core New Age books, especially all of Bailey's books, are published by Lucis Trust.
Now let us return to the story of the visit of Pope Paul VI to the United Nations on October 4, 1965.
"This [meditation] room was a centre of the Illuminati, given over to the Cult of the All-Seeing Eye that under a system of allegories and veiled secrets...was dedicated to the service of pagan cults, and the obliteration of Christian in favour of humanistic beliefs." (p.68-69)
This occultic initiation ritual by Pope Paul VI in the Meditation Room of the United Nations "represented the early stage of a scheme, the fulfillment of which would be...the erection of the Temple of Understanding, on fifty acres of the Potomac in Washington, D.C....The underlying purpose of the Temple was plainly revealed by its...All-Seeing Eye...that represented six world faiths -- Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Confucianism, and Christianity..." This abdication means that the Pope no longer considers himself to be the "Vicar upon earth of Jesus Christ". (p.70-71).
The stage is thus set for the formation and announcement of the New World Order Religion. This new religion will be a combining of all world's religions, which means the death knell to the Separateness of True Christianity. Remember Jesus' words, "I AM the Way, The Truth, and the Life; no man comes unto the Father but by Me". (John 14:6) This dramatic assertion means that none of the other religions individually nor the New World Order Religion can provide the way to the Father in Heaven. By infiltrating and taking over the Roman Catholic Papacy, Satan will have won a huge victory, and the stage will be set for the unfolding of the events foretold in the book of Revelation.
Now consider the next step which Pope Paul VI took, as recorded by Compton: "He also made use of a sinister symbol, used by Satanists in the sixth century, that had been revived at the time of Vatican Two. This was a bent of broken cross, on which was displayed a repulsive and distorted figure of Christ, which the black magicians and sorcerers of the Middle Ages had made use of to represent the Biblical term 'Mark of the Beast'. Yet not only Paul VI, but his successors, the two John-Pauls, carried that object and held it up to be revered by crowds, who had not the slightest idea that it stood for anti-Christ." (p. 72) On page 56 Compton prints a picture of the current Pope, John Paul II, holding this bent or broken cross.
How shocking that a Roman Catholic Pope could or would utilize a known Satanic object, representing Anti-Christ, and to have the faithful in the crowd bow before it and revere it. We are reminded of the prophecy in Revelation 13:12, that the False Prophet shall cause the peoples of the earth to deify (worship) the Anti-Christ.
But the worst is Compton's revelation yet to come.
Pope Paul then appeared at Yankee Stadium "wearing the Ephod the ancient garment...worn by Caiphas...who called for the crucifixion of Christ." (Ibid.)
"Within a few days of Paul's return to Rome, the Bishop of Cuernavaca, Mendes Arceo, was declaring that 'Marxism is necessary in order to realize God's kingdom at the present time'; while Pope Paul let it be known that Rome...was ready to take a new look at secret societies." (p.72)
"One summer morning, 1976, young Catholic seminarians were greatly alarmed by a revelation in a journal called the "Borghese...for the paper contained a detailed list of clerics, some holding the most exalted offices, who were said to be members of secret societies. It was staggering news, for...the students were acquainted with...Canon Law 2335, [which] expressly declares that a Catholic who joined any such society became excommunicate...while Canon 2336 was concerned with disciplinary measures to be enforced against any cleric" who might join a secret society.
Michael Howard New Age author of "The Occult Conspiracy", speaks of this same list, but goes further to reveal that most of these Catholic officials were members of Freemasonry. (p. 152) Howard stated that some of these high Vatican officials were:
These students were shocked at this revelation because repeated Papal Bulls have been issued against secret societies, beginning with Pope Clement XII (1738) and ending with Pope Pius XI, who died in 1939.
This article was denied most vociferously by a Catholic writer, in the periodical, L'Aurora, M. Jacques Ploncard, who asserted that no prelate had been affiliated with a secret society since 1830. However, determined investigators, some posing as members of the Government, gained access to the Italian Register of Secret Societies and compiled a list of Cardinals, Archbishops, and Bishops who were members of secret societies. This list included 125 prelates. Compton then lists of these names on pages 78-84. The stage was now set for full Papal approval of membership in secret societies. On November 27, 1983, Pope John Paul II, the current Pope, issued the Papal Bull which legalized secret society membership for Roman Catholics.
Now we can understand how it is that Pope John Paul II can so brazenly display the occultic bent or broken cross. Now we can understand how Pope John Paul can eagerly pursue domination of the New World Order, as asserted by Malachi Martin in his book, The Keys Of This Blood. Martin is a retired Jesuit priest, who taught at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.
Finally, after over 200 years, the Masters of the Illuminati Secret Society, the originators of the concept of The New World Order, have achieved one of their major objectives, the infiltrating of their own Illuminist as Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. This breakthrough occurred, as we have already stated, in the early 1960's when Pope Paul VI came into power. This time period also fits in with the general period of spiritual degradation and apostasy which we have noted in earlier programs and in our seminar. Interestingly, Christian author Bill Cooper, in his book, Behold A Pale Horse, states, "In 1952, an alliance was formed bringing...together for the first time in history: The Black Families (European Nobility which have historically practiced occultic spiritualism), The Illuminati, The Vatican, and the Freemason, now working together to bring about the New World Order." (p. 80)
Michael Howard adds the final footnote to this entire subject, as he concludes his chapter on the involvement of the Vatican in the drive to the New World Order. Remember, Howard is not criticizing the Vatican; rather, he is a New Age writer who is enthusiastic about this turn of events. Howard states, "At the celebrations in honour of St. Francis of Assisi in 1986, which stressed the unity of all the world's religions, the Pope participated in a multi-religious prayer for world peace. Traditionalists were horrified to see the Pontif happily share a platform with a Tibetan Lama, a Hindu swami, a Native American medicine man, a Jewish Rabbi, and a Maori high priest...The unity of all the world's religions and the recognition that they all derived from the same ancient source is the central philosophy of the secret societies."
At this point, remember Jesus' words, "Ye shall know them by their fruits". The drive to the New World Order has seen its most significant progress occur under the leadership of men who appeared most conservative and traditional on the outside. Do not be deceived.
Finally, at a seminar in Boston, in August, 1990, the New England director of the Theosophical society boldly and enthusiastically stated that the Plan for the implementation of the Pagan New World Order Religion called for the Roman Catholic Pope to travel to Jerusalem at the right moment in world history to convene a special global religious conference . This conference would be attended by all the world's religions. At this conference, the Pope would announce that from this moment forward, all the world's religions would be one. The ultimate goal of the Masters of the Illuminati would finally be fulfilled, lead by the Pope.
But, why should we be surprised, because Adam Weishaupt was a Roman Catholic Jesuit priest. Thus, we see the Roman Catholic Church present at the beginning of this New World Order conspiracy and at the end.
Do not be deceived.
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