The Counterfeit Kingdom
While the majority of people go about their daily business completely ignorant, not only of what is going on now, but of what is to come upon the world shortly, preparations are being made for the greatest social and political changes that the world has seen in centuries.
As the New World Order is being established, a trap is being set for the true Church by the agents of Rome. The majority of Christians do not know, or it would seem do not want to know, preferring to trust in the soothing words of preachers who speak of revival, when there is no revival.
This web site has been published to warn people of what is about to happen. I wish to make it clear that I am not against Roman Catholic people in any way. I am only against the religious-political system of Roman Catholicism and the evil which it perpetrates.
The vast majority of Roman Catholics are unaware of the true nature of the Roman Catholic organisation, or the religion which it promotes, and I am sure they would be horrified to discover what that nature is.
It is my sincere hope that any Christian who visits this site will not ignore the warnings but will take heed, will stand in the day of testing, and will obey the command of the Lord to:
"....come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." (2 Cor. 6: 17 - 18)
It is also my sincere hope that anyone who visits this site who is not a Christian, will see their need of Salvation through Jesus Christ alone - will commit themselves to Him, and know the forgiveness of their sins and an eternal future in Heaven.
S. H. Venour.
The Counterfeit Kingdom
The world is about to enter a time of tyranny not seen since the Middle Ages.
I am referring to the New World Order which has been much spoken of by politicians and the media in recent years.
The New World Order is a World Government system which replaces national governments. This One World Government is controlled globally through the U.N. and on a European level through the E.C. On the European level, power is increasingly being centralised in Brussels, its member nations or "states" having to comply with its directives.
On the global level, power is increasingly being devolved upwards to the U.N. As this power shift continues, national governments progressively take on the function of local administrations of the One World Government, and cease to be the independent sovereign powers that they once were.
Those nations which will not comply with the will of this developing World Government or "international community" as it is called, have economic sanctions imposed upon them and, if necessary, military action taken against them. This is all done in the name of defending democracy and world peace.
Further inducement to obedience is made in the form of offers of "economic aid" to the offending country, if it co-operates. This aid usually takes the form of loans from the World Bank and I.M.F. (International Monetary Fund). These loans put the country into crippling debt from which it can never escape, putting it under the control of the bank and making the country's government subservient to the One World Government.
We see these policies in action in the developed nations of the world, but they are most obvious in third world countries where their debt is so enormous that they can never hope to repay it. "The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender" says the Bible (Prov. 22: 7), a proverb which describes the situation very well. These are hardly the actions of independent sovereign nations which believe in democracy. They are the actions of a governmental power which is both fascist and tyrannical, and is bent on controlling all nations whether they like it or not.
The West is a deception. While the politicians argue about sovereignty and monetary union, the One World Government is being established according to plan.
But it is obvious that for a system of One World Government to work, the control has to come from a single ruling power. Such a power need not be seen to be controlling. Indeed it is both necessary and desirable for such a power to remain incognito lest the nations rebel against such blatant dictatorship. Better that they should believe that they are being ruled by their own government in co-operation with other governments throughout the world. Such is the deception of the One World Government currently being established through the U.N. and the E.C.
The secret political power to which I refer is the Vatican.
To understand this it is necessary to look at the nature and history of the Vatican. In order to get a clear picture of events we must look at the battle between God and Satan as revealed in the Bible, and at the history of England.
The Vatican - A Secret Power
The Vatican is not merely the residence of the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. It is a sovereign political state in its own right, separate from the rest of Italy with its own ambassadors, and it is from here that the pope seeks to rule the world through a modern Roman empire.
In his book, "Roman Catholicism" Dr. Loraine Boettner says:
"The Roman Catholic Church is both a church and political system. As such it attempts to exert its influence in every sphere of human activity, expediency alone determining whether it moves as a religious institution or as a political institution... On the lower level through its local congregations, it presents itself as a religious organisation, and its appeals for money and support and public trust are made on that basis. But in its higher branches, as its influence is exerted through the hierarchy, it becomes increasingly a political organisation, until in the Vatican it is concerned almost exclusively with political affairs and seeks to exert a controlling influence over the affairs of nations... This preoccupation of the hierarchy with temporal affairs has led some to declare, with good reason, that the Roman Church is not a church at all, but primarily a government, a political-commercial system which cloaks itself with religion to give it an air of respectability."
The Origin of Roman Catholicism
From the very beginning it was Satan's plan to establish a world kingdom through which he would keep people in misery and suffering all their lives, using them for his own evil purposes and then sending them to hell at the end of it.
After the fall of Adam and Eve, he began his attempt to establish his kingdom at Babylon, working through Nimrod, who was married to an evil woman called Semiramis.
In his book"The Two Babylons", Alexander Hislop describes Semiramis:
"...That beautiful but abandoned queen of Babylon was not only herself a paragon of unbridled lust and licentiousness, but in the Mysteries which she had a chief hand in forming, she was worshipped as Rhea, the great "Mother" of the gods..."
The religion which she had a chief hand in forming was Baal worship. The main focus of this religion took the form of a statue of a virgin mother and child. The child was called Tammuz who was declared to be a reincarnation of Nimrod who had returned to save the world. Statues of the virgin mother and child were placed in temples and homes, and people would pray to them.
As the religion took hold, worship centred increasingly on the virgin mother, rather than on the child. Satan's religion spread from Babylon to Canaan and Egypt and was an abomination to God.
God then formed a people for Himself through which He would bring Salvation to the world. These people were the Jews. From these people God created the nation of Israel which He blessed and prospered.
It was to Israel that God promised to send the Messiah. He would save His people from their sins. The people of Israel were told to believe on the coming Messiah, and to live according to the laws given to them through Moses until He came. In the meantime they were meant to be a light to the Gentiles (the non jewish races), an example of how people should live and how God blessed those who lived according to His laws. In this way the Gentiles were meant to turn to God and also believe on the coming Messiah.
The people of Israel did not do this, and in spite of being warned against false religion Israel fell into idolatry and eventually was split into two kingdoms. Ten tribes separated to become the northern kingdom. The other two tribes, Judah and Benjamin became the southern kingdom of Judah. The people of the northern kingdom worshipped idols at Dan and Bethel. Their religion had become a syncretic mixture of Judaism and Baal worship.
In this way Satan sought to replace the religion given by God to the Jews with his own false religion, but it was denounced and opposed by prophets of God such as Elijah. This led to the conflicts in which Elijah fought against Jezebel and the prophets of Baal. Eventually the northern kingdom was invaded by the Assyrians and the people were deported. The northern kingdom was lost. Only a remnant from each of the ten tribes survived.
Having brought God's judgement on the northern kingdom, Satan then attempted to do the same in the southern kingdom, partially succeeding before God sent the Jews into exile where they remained for a number of years before being allowed to return to Israel.
Meanwhile Satan continued his attempt to establish his world rule, changing power bases until he established his final base which was Rome. It was from here that his major push for world domination was masterminded. Ruling in the person of Caesar and demanding to be worshipped as God, he sent his armies out to conquer the world.
Whilst claiming to be God, and therefore ruler of the world, Caesar was also the head of the pagan Roman religion. Wherever the Romans conquered, they added the religion of that place to the Roman religion. The Roman religion was therefore a mixture of religions but essentially it was Baal worship. The virgin and child had different names depending on where they were worshipped. Names for the virgin included Isis, Diana, Aphrodite, Venus etc. Names for the child included Bacchus, Adonis, Osiris etc. Idols filled the temples and were found in peoples' homes. The people prayed to these idols, as they did in Babylon. This was the situation into which the light of Christianity came.
When Jesus began His ministry, Israel was under Roman occupation. The religious leaders of the Jews, the Pharisees and Sadducees were corrupt, and were lording it over the people while keeping them in ignorance of the truth.
God had always intended that He would send His Son to save those who would want to turn from their sins to Him and be forgiven. No one can save themselves by any self effort. No one can buy or work for their salvation. No amount of good works can save anyone. Only God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ can save them.
"But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind have taken us away." (Isaiah 64:6)
"The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)
The Pharisees were teaching the people that living according to the law would save them. They had lost sight of the fact that they needed a Saviour. They had corrupted the law with their own traditions which were designed to suit their purposes and had made the Word of God of no effect. The law was not given to save the Jews, but to act as a schoolmaster until the Messiah came.
Jesus exposed their evil and taught the people the truth about Himself and Salvation. This led eventually to His arrest and crucifixion. The religious leaders thought that they had got rid of Him. But what they did not know was that this was what God had planned as the way by which sinners could be forgiven, and given eternal life.
When the Lord hung on the cross, He represented all who would believe on Him and turn to Him in repentance from sin. He took all their punishment for all their sins for all time.
When God punished Him it was as if they had been punished. When His blood was shed it was as if their blood had been shed. His sacrifice was sufficient to bring forgiveness for all who would believe.
Because their punishment was fully taken, there remains no more punishment for believers.
Having risen from the dead, the Lord commissioned the disciples to tell the world that all who repent and believe on Him will be saved.
The Lord's plan was and is to save all who will turn to Him in repentance from sin and acknowledge Him as their Saviour and Lord. When all who will be saved have done this, He will destroy this world, and the devil and all unbelievers will be cast into the lake of fire forever. It is only a matter of time before this happens. If this sounds harsh to you reader, it is the truth and we cannot argue with God. Satan knows his time is short, do you?
After the Lord ascended into Heaven, the Apostles went out to preach the gospel, taking the light into the darkness of the Roman empire. By the fourth century A.D., in spite of great persecution Christianity had spread throughout the Roman empire which was falling apart as wars raged in various regions.
Satan decided that he would replace Christianity with his false Baal worship disguised to look like Christianity, in the same way that he tried to replace the true Judaism with the false in Old Testament times. In this way, people would think that they were Christian and would not suspect that the true faith had been replaced. Once again they would be fooled into thinking that works and good deeds would save them. They would spend their lives deceived, working for their salvation and then go to hell at the end of it!
In about 313 A.D. Christianity was made the official religion of the Roman empire. Gradually over a number of years the pagan Roman idols and practices were brought into the Church and the true Christians were driven out and persecuted.
The idol of the virgin holding the baby Tammuz in her arms was called Mary and the baby Jesus. Other pagan statues were given Christian names. Pagan rituals and practices such as mass, and auricular confession were also disguised to appear Christian.
In this way Rome deceived the people, enslaving them through an evil idolatrous religious system of works, sacraments, confession and money giving, keeping them in fear of purgatory (a fictitious place) all their lives, and under the control of the priests who reported back to Rome.
Thus by so manipulating kings and nations through the priests, Satan continued to rule the empire in the person of the pope, while attempting to extend his rule to the rest of the world, sending out crusaders to conquer the people, forcing them to become Roman Catholic or face the sword.
Concerning the pope Dr. Boettner says:
"After the fourth century, when the Roman empire had fallen, the bishops of Rome stepped into Caesar's shoes, took his pagan title of Pontifex Maximus, the supreme high priest of the pagan Roman religion, sat down on Caesar's throne, and wrapped themselves in Caesar's gaudy trappings. And that role they have continued ever since."
The Catholic Encyclopedia makes this statement regarding the pope:
"We declare, say, define, and pronounce that every being should be subject to the Roman Pontiff." (Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. XV, p. 126)
In his book "The Two Babylons" Alexander Hislop says:
"Now as the Pagan Pontifex, to whose powers and prerogatives the Pope had served himself heir, was thus the High priest of Satan, who, when the Pope entered into a league and alliance with that system of Devil worship, and consented to occupy the very position of that Pontifex, and to bring all its abominations into the Church, as he has done, he necessarily became the Prime Minister of the Devil, and, of course, came as thoroughly under his power as ever the previous Pontiff had been. How exact the fulfilment of the Divine statement that the coming of the Man of Sin was to be "after the working or energy of Satan." Here, then, is the grand conclusion to which we are compelled, both on historical and Scriptural grounds, to come: As the mystery of godliness is God manifest in the flesh, so the mystery of iniquity is - the Devil incarnate."
The Dark Ages and the Reformation
In England, the period during which the crusades took place was known as the dark ages, when the majority of people were kept in poverty, ignorance and fear all their lives, uneducated, and ruled over by the rich lords who answered to the pope.
The land was filled with superstition, lawlessness, corruption and oppression. Feudalism was the economic system in operation, whereby the poor peasants worked the land owned by the lords, barely earning enough to live on - cheap labour for the rich land owners.
The spiritual darkness of Roman Catholicism continued to dominate until the Protestant Reformation during the reign of Henry VIII.
Henry was first married to the Spanish Catholic Catherine of Aragon. God in His wisdom prevented her from giving birth to a son. The king needed a male heir, and seeing he could not obtain one by Catherine, sought to obtain a divorce. The pope would not allow this. Henry responded by removing himself and the country from the pope's control, and making himself the head of the Church.
The Church remained Roman Catholic, but was now no longer under the control of Rome. King Henry then ordered the dissolution of the monasteries, which were burned. This paved the way for the Reformation in England, although this was not the king's intention when he gave the order. But God had other plans.
It was about the same time that throughout Europe, people realised that Roman Catholicism was not Christianity. They saw that Salvation was not through obedience to the pope, priests, good works or mass etc. but by God's grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone.
They also saw that praying to idols was an abomination condemned by God. When they realised this, they rebelled against Rome and claimed their freedom.
Brave souls risked their lives to print the Bible in the common language (an offence punishable by death) so that ordinary people could understand the scriptures (previously it had only been in Latin, and only the priests were allowed to have it).
Although hostile to the Reformation at first, and consenting to the persecution of Christians, Henry was eventually led to tolerate it by the influence of his sixth and last wife Catherine Parr.
The Counter Reformation
The pope issued orders that the Protestants should be forced to recant or be killed. This led to terrible persecutions which killed millions of people throughout Europe, and which wiped out the Reformation on the Continent, which is why two thirds of mainland Europe is Roman Catholic today.
After the death of King Henry, when the Catholic Mary was queen (bloody Mary as she was called) many Christians were put to death in persecutions ordered by the pope. But by God's providence the queen died and the Reformation survived in England.
Britain at War with Rome
Britain became a stronghold of Protestant Christianity, and through its influence, and with God's blessing became a great and mighty nation under the reign of Elizabeth I.
The pope ordered a Counter Reformation campaign to regain political and spiritual control of Britain, and to put its people back into the poverty and ignorance which would make them easy to control once again. Secret agent priests called Jesuits were sent to Britain to accomplish this. This led to the wars that Britain has fought through the centuries against nations such as Spain, France, and more recently Germany (the first and second world wars were also the work of Jesuit priests).
In addition to military onslaughts, this country has been subjected to betrayal by our monarchy.
Charles I attempted to betray the country into Rome's hands, but was stopped by Cromwell, a Puritan Christian who had the king executed for his treason.
Our current monarch Queen Elizabeth II has attended multi-faith services led by Roman Catholics, in spite of swearing in her coronation oath to uphold Protestant Christianity as "Defender of the Faith", a title and duty given to her when she was crowned Queen of England.
No-one can be crowned as the monarch of this country unless they are a Protestant Christian and they agree to abide by the oath, which makes the behaviour of our present monarch very worrying.
Plots and Betrayal
It was in Cromwell's time that Parliament was first set up, and the political parties were formed. Having failed to gain control of the country through a traitorous king, Rome has sought to achieve her aims through politicians whose allegiance is to her rather than the country they were elected to serve. These people have sought to betray us by making agreements which would put the country back under Rome's control.
Cromwell stood against such traitors, as Lord Protector of England, but there is no one standing against them now.
The Destruction of the British Empire
Under God's guidance, the British Empire was created to carry the light of the gospel, pushing back the darkness and tyranny which Satan was trying to impose upon the world.
Having unsuccessfully sent various armies against Britain through the centuries, it was obvious that if Rome was to complete her plan for world rule, two things were necessary.
The first was that the British Empire should be destroyed. The second was that the world's governments should be led into forming a world governmental system through which Rome could rule. In both of these tasks she has been successful, and it is the reason why through successive governments the British Empire has been dismantled, and we now have the New World Order.
The process of dismantling the British Empire began with the world wars. Indeed the wars were deliberately fomented, partly to traumatise people world-wide in order to justify the transfer of power to the U.N. in the name of establishing world peace, and partly in order to bring this and other countries severely affected by the second world war into crippling debt to the World Bank (set up in 1944 allegedly to aid post war reconstruction of the nations) and the I.M.F., putting the countries' economies under the control of the bank and further paving the way for the creation of the New World Order.
Any country which borrows from the I.M.F. has to agree to implement policies specified by the I.M.F. in exchange for the money. The list of policies is a long one. Since it is the I.M.F. which makes the policies to which the country's government must adhere, it follows that it is the I.M.F. which rules the country, not the country's government, irrespective of which party is in power. It must be said however that the I.M.F. is but one agency among many through which the World Government is being implemented.
In this way Britain ceased to be an independent sovereign power and as those nations which were once dependant on her joined the U.N., the Empire was progressively dismantled to make way for the One World Government.
World War Two - A 20th Century Crusade
The second world war was a modern day Roman crusade. Hitler was only a pawn raised up by the Vatican to serve her purpose, as was Mussolini.
Rome works to a win-win plan, a long range and short range plan so that she cannot lose whatever happens.
In the Middle Ages in Europe around the time of the Reformation, Jews and Christians were subjected to horrendous Roman Catholic inquisitions. Millions were killed. The Jews were herded into ghettoes and were made to wear yellow identification badges precisely as the Jews in Europe were made to do under Hitler. The Plan has been going on for a very long time. There is nothing new about the New World Order!
In his book "The Secret History of the Jesuits" Edmond Paris says:
"To what extent the Catholics were masters of Nazi Germany soon became apparent as also did the severity with which some of the "Papacy's high principles" were applied. The liberals and Jews had plenty of spare time to find out that these principles were far from out-dated, as the most orthodox voices confirmed it. The right the Church arrogates herself to exterminate slowly or speedily those who are in the way was "put into practice" at Auschwitz, Dachau, Belsen, Buchenwald and other death camps..."
Quoting a statement made by the pope's secret chamberlain during the second world war he says:
"...Another well informed person, the mainspring of the pact between the Holy See and Berlin and the pope's secret chamberlain, Franz von Papen, was even more explicit: "The Third Reich is the first world power which not only acknowledges but also puts into practice the high principles of the papacy." To this, we will add the result of this "putting into practice": 25 million victims of the concentration camps - the official figure issued by the United Nations Organisation...More terrible nowadays then ever before, this jesuitic fanaticism, absolute master of the Roman Church, has embroiled her deeply in the competitions of world politics in which the militant and military spirit distinguishing this Company delights in. Under its care the papal organisation and the swastika launched a deadly attack on the hated liberalism and tried to bring about the "new Middle-Ages" Hitler promised Europe"
If Hitler had won the war, Rome would have had control of the world immediately, and we would have been back in the Middle Ages there and then. But if Hitler lost, then the war would have served its purpose as part of the longer range plan for One World Government, which all of the major world governments were secretly working for. Hitler thought he could bring about the New World Order quickly by means of war. He was encouraged to think this.
The British and American governments however, knew that this was a trick to bring about the war, which was necessary in order to destroy the old order to make way for the New World Order. Encouraged by Britain's seeming lack of opposition, Hitler began his conquest. When Britain declared war on Germany, no one was more surprised than Hitler.
The first world war also served the same purpose. It was the first world war which was used to justify the creation of the League of Nations which was later replaced by the United Nations Organisation - the global control centre of the One World Government.
After the second world war Churchill openly campaigned in the House of Commons for a "United States of Europe" supposedly to end war in Europe forever. This United States of Europe was of course the future E.C. The wars served to provide the justification, or to put it more bluntly, the excuse to set these organisations up!
The tragedy is that those who fought in these wars on both sides, the millions who suffered and died, were only pawns in the politicians' game. These people bravely fought for freedom, but unwittingly only served the Vatican in paving the way for the world tyranny which is the New World Order - Nazism by another name - the very same tyranny that they were fighting against!
The final death blow for England was when this country was put back under the control of Rome through our entry into the E.C. The fact that there was a referendum to decide this means nothing. People are easily conditioned through propaganda to vote the way the government wants them to vote.
The euphemism for conditioning the public to think a certain way is called "shaping public opinion"!
Two thirds of Europe is Roman Catholic. Now that Britain is part of the E.C. it is no longer a sovereign nation able to decide its own affairs independently as it once did, but is subject to decisions and policies made by non-elected Roman Catholic bureaucrats in Brussels.
The Return to the Middle Ages
The national identity, and the moral and spiritual character of our people has been deliberately changed through a process which began with the loss of our men in the two world wars (particularly the first world war), and with them the Christian spiritual and moral values which governed our society.
The relentless propaganda advocating social freedoms and permissiveness has changed the character of the country completely, allowing sweeping social change to take place through the influence of the the swinging sixties, the hippy seventies and the greedy eighties which has led to the bankrupt nineties. Massive immigration has led to other religions filling the land. Since the 1960s there has been promotion of eastern religions and practices such as Yoga and Transcendental Meditation.
In 1975 the new age movement went public with amongst other things the musical "Hair" which proclaimed "the dawning of the age of Aquarius". Since then, new age teachings have been spread to virtually every area of society around the world. These beliefs and practices have served to undermine the authority and validity of Christianity in the minds of many.
New age spiritual teachings consist of Hinduism and occult practices. They use music which is designed to semi-trance the listener thus making them more susceptible to the false teaching. They believe that God is in everyone, therefore everyone is God. They also believe in re-incarnation. These teachings are old. These occult practices which are as old as the devil himself have been suitably disguised with different names. Communicating with demonic spirits is now called "channelling". The demonic spirits are called "ascended masters". Those who participate in these practices progressively come under the influence and control of these spirits. The danger of this cannot be overstated. Involvement with demons can lead to extreme behaviour, drug addiction, insanity and suicide.
Those who are involved in the new age movement believe that with the One World Government there will be a compulsory One World Religion which will be a syncretic mixture of all religions much as it was in ancient Rome. This however is a ploy to secure their co-operation to bring in the World Government.
When the One World Government is established there will be a syncretic one world religion - Roman Catholicism. Rome does not change. She has been trying for centuries to make the world Roman Catholic.
Having brought about the spiritual and moral decline of the nation, the agents of Rome have turned their attention to the task of returning the people to poverty. The working classes and middle classes are currently being turned into paupers as they are drained of their wealth by fascist policies imposed upon them by this secret World Government. Once again they will be ruled over by the elite minority - those who are very rich, and those who are very highly trained.
Over the years our key industries such as ship building, coal mining etc. have been systematically closed down making us dependant on imports, and causing massive unemployment. The boom and bust fiasco of the 1980s and '90s was also designed to bring large numbers of people into poverty, a task which it succeeded admirably in doing, making thousands jobless and homeless. The worst recession since the `30s was described as wholly made in Downing Street.
Since the abolition of minimum wage control legislation, companies have moved to short period employment contracts and part time workers, and wage levels are drastically reduced while prices continue to rise. People no longer have the security of a lifetime job with a pension at the end of it as their parents had. Age discrimination is common and many find themselves redundant by the time they are forty, with little or no chance of getting another job. Those who still have a job struggle to pay the mortgage and other debts, while those who are unable to get a job struggle to survive, and worry about having their benefits cut.
Now the government has introduced a system whereby claimants are to be forced to work for their benefits, thus turning them into cheap labour. Consequently they face the future with uncertainty and fear. If people are kept poor they are kept powerless, which is the way it was in the Middle Ages. It was just this situation which led to the Peasants Revolt.
In the 1980's and 90's, our public services have been all but wrecked. The police have said they do not have the resources to cope with the rise in crime, our hospitals are being closed, people are dying as a direct result and the mentally ill are thrown out onto the streets under a fascist policy imposed by the last Conservative government euphemistically called "care in the community", where they are allowed to murder innocent people.
The evil of this secret World Government appears to know no limits. Step by step our nation is being systematically turned into a poverty stricken backwater of Europe.
For Britain, the return to the dark ages is now almost complete.
This nation, once Christian, once enjoying the blessing of God, once so proud and strong with its own empire which was the admiration of the world, now has third world status, and is the laughing stock of the world! It only remains for the nation to be declared officially Roman Catholic again. Rome is actively seeking this now, as are some politicians, and those in the Church of England and other churches which are involved in Ecumenism.
Ecumenism is the process of corrupting and destroying the Church, replacing the true Christianity with the false as happened in the fourth century.
The Church of England has voted for unity with Rome regardless of differences in doctrinal beliefs. Other church denominations have followed. In this way Rome is progressively gaining influence and control. Christians have been betrayed by their leaders who say that unity is more important than doctrinal truth. But doctrinal truth is vital to true faith. If a person does not hold true to what they believe, how can they know true Salvation? And how can they believe the truth if they cannot distinguish the true from the false?
Rome has one aim and that is to destroy and absorb the true church and replace it with her false paganism once again. While giving Roman Catholics temporary permission to join in with Christians to make it appear that Catholics are saved, and that differences in beliefs are minimal, Rome also holds multifaith meetings where people of all religions worship together. This is but the means to an end. Power and control is all Rome is interested in, and she will do anything to achieve her aims.
Prince Charles has said that he wants to be Defender of Faith, meaning all faiths not Defender of the Faith. I leave it to the reader to judge the significance of that statement!
Should they succeed, the Counter Reformation will be complete and persecution of Christians, Jews and other non-Catholics will begin again. Once more the blood of martyrs will be shed in England. Latimer's candle will have gone out!
If Rome gains complete control no person will be allowed to live unless they either are or become Roman Catholic. The murderous inquisitions of the Middle Ages will be upon us again.
The Catholic Encyclopedia states the position of the Roman Catholic Church with regard to all those of other faiths as follows:
"Heretics may not only be excommunicated, but also justly put to death." (Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol. XIV, p. 768)
Rome, Persecution and the Modern Crusaders
As for the rest of the world, those countries who will not submit to Rome's control face military force from the pope's modern crusaders, the forces of the U.N.
We have seen the U.N. in action in places such as the former Yugoslavia, where their "peace keeping" activities were described by the media as "monitoring the genocide".
Africa - The Starving, The U.N. and The Media
In recent years we have seen slaughter take place in Africa as refugees fleeing from wars were herded into death camps euphemistically called refugee camps (Hitler called his death camps "resettlements"). Having been led to believe that they would receive help, they were left to starve to death watched over by the U.N. who said that they were unable to help them!
How is it that the U.N. can mount an enormous military campaign like the Gulf War with all the weapons, transport, personnel, medical supplies and food etc. and can kill thousands of people in Iraq, but cannot feed some refugees? "Where there's a will there's a way" says the old motto, but there was no will to help those people.
To compound the evil even more, the U.N. made appeals to the public through the media to give money to help the refugees. But where did it go? If they asked for money and then after receiving it said they were unable to help them, where did the money go?
When the media stopped reporting the situation, it all went quiet. The refugees starved to death and the world forgot about it....until the next time. In this way millions have died in various regions of Africa.
Can it be coincidence that the new age plan includes the reduction of the world's population by billions of people by the year 2000?
This is the true nature of the New World Order!
The Cashless Society
A major step in establishing the New World Order is the abolition of money and the implementation of a global computerised cashless system for all financial transactions. The technology for this already exists. It is already partially in place and operational. What is left to be installed is being put into place even as I write.
Computer networking systems are being set up world-wide. The Internet with its world-wide-web is just such a system. It is only a matter of a few short years before the cashless system is introduced. The system will ensure that no one will be able to buy or sell anything without the mark - probably a micro-chip implanted under the skin, either on the back of the right hand or on the forehead, which will be scanned in a similar way to purchases at a supermarket check-out, and from which computer records concerning the individual can be accessed.
Using this technology with its world-wide networked computers, a person can be tracked anywhere on the planet. This system is described in the Bible as the mark of the beast.
Conditioning of the public to accept this system has been going on for years through the introduction of bank cards, credit cards, and now smart cards with built-in micro-chips. One such card designed to replace cash is Mondex, a so called electronic purse. This is currently being tested in the UK, and is expected to go nationwide if it is successful.
In addition to this we have been bombarded by the news media with reports about the problem of credit card fraud, and the risk of losing the cards. This together with alleged problems with foreign exchange rates and the difficulties of achieving convergence for monetary union, is intended to create public anxiety and a desire for an answer. This paves the way for the introduction of the ultimate cashless system - the micro-chip.
In recent years there has been much talk among politicians in England about the introduction of a national identity card which may be introduced by the year 2000. This, together with smart cards is but the next step towards the final goal.
Prior to the introduction of the chip there will be a collapse of the world's economy. This may be brought about by many factors working together such as the millenium bug which affects virtually all computerised business, and the instability in the far east, especially Japan. What happened in the stock market crash of 1987 will be as nothing compared to this final collapse. People will not be able to get to their money. This will inevitably lead to great distress and public disorder.
Eventually it will be compulsory for all people to take the mark. No-one will be able to make any transaction without it being recorded in a computer file somewhere. Big brother will have arrived, and the tyranny will be complete.
The Wrath of God
What of the spiritual aspects of this? What does the Bible say about it? It says the following:
"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name....If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:" (Rev: 13: 16-17, 14: 9-10)
The Lord's wrath is on all who submit to the One World System.
To take the mark is to bow down to the Devil himself. When the system is in place, Christians and anyone else who will not submit will face persecution and slaughter. Without the mark they will not be able to buy or sell anything. They will lose their civil rights, as the Jews did under the Nazis. Once this happens they will be persecuted as were the Jews.
There will be no secret rapture first, as many Christians believe. That doctrine was first started in 1590 by the Jesuit Ribera to put Christians under a false sense of security, while keeping their eyes on a future Anti-christ, thus taking their attention away from Rome. It was popularised in 1827 by J.N. Darby.
The Christians who brought the Reformation knew that the pope was the Anti- christ, as did the Puritans in Cromwell's time. Christians must have the courage to endure the persecution as they did while we wait for the Lord to pour out His wrath on Rome and the New World Order.
The Destruction of Rome
The Lord will put it into the hearts of the nations to hate Rome and to destroy her. Satan's kingdom will be plunged into confusion and war until the Lord returns.
Concerning this the Bible is not silent, but says:
"...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. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And that woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth." (Rev. 17: 16 -18)
The "whore" is the Roman Catholic Church.
That "great city" is Rome.
The Nature of the Lord's Return
When the Lord returns He will gather his elect from the four corners of the earth, and then the earth and everything in it will be destroyed.
"But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up." (II Peter 3: 10)
The Bible describes the Lord's return as likened to lightning flashing from the east to the west, so public will it be. All nations will see Him when He returns for His elect, and those people who do not belong to Him will weep and mourn.
"For as lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." (Matt. 24: 27 - 31)
Nowhere in Scripture does it speak of a secret rapture. It only speaks of saints who have come through great tribulation.
"And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and Iconium and Antioch, Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." (Acts 14: 21 - 22)
"...And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." (Rev. 7:13-14)
We can expect nothing different to that which other Christians have had to endure.
"Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you;...But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake..." (John 15: 20 - 21)
Salvation Only Through Christ
If you are not a Christian, then you must understand that you are a sinner in need of Salvation.
"He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil." (1John 3: 8)
Salvation is not religion. It cannot be bought or earned by good works. It is restoration of a lost relationship with God by forgiveness of sins through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the free gift of God to those who believe that Jesus died for them.
If you are Roman Catholic then please understand that your religion with its good works, mass, penance, confession and prayers to Mary and the "saints" etc. cannot save you. You have been deceived by Satan into trusting in a pagan religion which pretends to be Christian.
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Eph. 2:8)
"I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (Matthew 14: 6)
Only those who commit themselves to Jesus will be allowed into the eternal kingdom. God will not allow anyone to be there who does not genuinely love Him.
The Lord Jesus said to His disciples:
"If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him." (John 14: 23)
If you would like to know Him, He is waiting for you to turn to Him to ask for forgiveness, and for Him to be your Saviour and Lord. His mercy is extended to all who want to turn away from their sins and commit themselves to Him. No one is too hopeless or too evil that they cannot come to Him in repentance, and find forgiveness, and take their place as citizens of Heaven.
A New Heaven and a New Earth
Those who do, have a glorious future to look forward to when they finally get to the new earth, an eternal kingdom of love where there will be no sin, no pain, no sickness, no death, and no separation from loved ones.
It will be a world where righteousness reigns, ruled over by the genuine Christ, the Lord Jesus Christ - God Himself. His kingdom will last forever.
When questioned by Pilate the Lord Jesus said:
"My kingdom is not of this world." (John. 18:36)
Christians do not have any lasting dwelling place here. We are as the Bible says, strangers and pilgrims on the earth. God will pour out His wrath on all unrighteousness. Those who are not saved will be thrown into the lake of fire forever.
While we are here we are to evangelise and keep ourselves separate from the world, from idols and from the One World System while we wait to be taken home to the kingdom where righteousness reigns.
The apostle John saw this kingdom in a vision and wrote:
"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." (Revelation 21: 1 - 4)
That is the true "New World Order".
Will you be there?
Copyright © S. H. Venour 1998. All rights reserved.
The Counterfeit Kingdom was first published in book form in 1996. Updated and revised for the web 1998.
The caption below the UN symbol is the author's interpretation of the true meaning of the laurel leaves. It is not the official interpretation of the UN.
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