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This is David Bay, Director of Old Paths Ministries.
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The moral bankruptcy of our society is well-documented.
But, few people understand why we have become morally bankrupt. However, when we look at society through the eyes of God, through the Bible, we can easily see why we are facing the unprecedented troubles today. This study of America through the eyes of God is what we will always do try to here; stay with us for some eye- opening truths.
Today, we shall do something we almost never do; we will review significant portions of a most unusual book entitled, "The Broken Cross: Hidden Hand In The Vatican", by an ex-Catholic Priest by the name of Piers Compton. Compton published his book through Channel Islands, Neville Spearman in 1981. However, this book is almost impossible to find, because it was withdrawn within weeks of its initial release. We found this book in the Boston Public Library, where it is classified as a Reference Book, which means that no one can check it out. You can only read it at the library. Once we share with you what this book has to say about the current state of the Roman Catholic Church, you will understand completely why this book was withdrawn. The precepts of this book are not entirely new; we have read much of this material before from non-Catholic sources. But, this is the first time that a former insider has confirmed what other authors have stated. Therefore, this book becomes a very important resource.
We have entitled this program, "The Broken Cross: Hidden Hand In The Vatican: A Book Review For Our Time". Piers Compton is the former editor of a Catholic newspaper, "The Universe". In this book, he traces the alleged infiltration of the Roman church by the Illuminati. Of course, the Illuminati refers to those who are active in moving the world into the Satanic New World Order. Several authors, whom we have quoted here, have reported that the Roman Catholic Church is heavily involved in providing both spiritual and political leadership in this effort. We have heard Pope John Paul II preaching many of the themes of the New World Order and actively leading the world wide Ecumenical Movement, to the point of sharing the church podium with representatives of pagan religions. We have also reported to you the conclusions of Malachi Martin, a former Jesuit and professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute, in his book, "The Keys Of This Blood", where he boldly states that Pope John Paul II is leading the world spiritually into the New World Order.
But, we have never had any former insider confirming what other authors have stated, that the Roman Catholic Papacy has been infiltrated and taken over by the Illuminati. Piers Compton is that man. He is a traditional and still practicing Catholic, who has written this book as a protest against the Catholic Church for its abandonment of its traditional teachings on Christian truth. This book details these recent changes.
"There is a feeling abroad that our civilization is in deadly peril. It is a recent awareness, wholly distinct from the old evangelical fears that the world, in keeping with some Biblical prophecy, is coming to an end...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 sounds very much like a Fundamentalist Baptist, does he not? Much of what we say is obvious to anyone who wants to examine the issues honestly in light of Scripture.
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 for the most part from the academic as from the public mind, has been the background or driving force of much world history." (p. 4) As we have been making clear for years now, conspiracy by the forces of Satan against God is taught in the Bible from beginning to end. Revelation 17:17 quite clearly states that the leaders of the 10 Super nations in the Tribulation plot to create their confederacy for the express purpose of handing over their newly won power to Anti-Christ. The idea of conspiracy is thus Biblical; it also answers more questions as to why many of the events of the Twentieth Century have occurred the way they have than any other explanation.
Compton then states the reason that the Masters of the Illuminati would desire to take over the Papacy, "The urge for world domination, whether by force of arms, culture, or religion, is as old as history...." (p.5) The Illuminati correctly reasoned that they could not impose the New World Order upon the world unless they seized control of the most powerful church in the Western World.
After tracing some of the attempts to take control of the Papacy by non-Christian elements, Compton then speaks of Adam Weishaupt, the Jesuit priest who created the Masters of the Illuminati. 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 date and certain of its implications are noteworthy." Indeed the date of the founding of the Masters of the Illuminati was very noteworthy; April 30 and May 1 are the two days of the Satanic holy sabbath, called "Beltaine". This sabbath is the most important of the year, except for Halloween. Human sacrifice is required on May 1 every year.
Compton continues, "The Illuminati had ... 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) Later, a member of the Illuminati, Nubius, wrote in 1818, 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). This bold goal of eradicating Christianity is consistent with the writings of many other New World Order writings, many of which are written by demonic automatic writers. This goal is also consistent with much Biblical prophecy which states that the forces of Anti-Christ would make war on the saints of God, and would temporarily achieve smashing victory. (Daniel 7:21 and Revelation 13:7-9)
Nubius then continues with the Illuminist Plan to take over the Papacy, "Therefore, 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) 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 completely unaware that this had occurred. Nubius then recognized that this process may take many, many years. The Illuminist plan therefore foresaw the need to invade and take over convents and seminaries, to win the minds of nuns and, especially, the priests who rise to Cardinal. Cardinals elect the Pope. (p. 12-15).
Compton then addresses the basic requirement for money. After all, Satan would not conceive of this most brilliant plan to take over the world without ensuring that the plotters would be properly backed financially. Satan had his man at the right financial helm, the Rothschilds of Germany.
"He (Weishaupt) was backed financially, as are most, if not all, anarchistic leaders, 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..." Why would experienced international bankers like the Rothschilds be interested in a plan to take over the world for an absolute dictator? Because an absolute dictator could guarantee an absolute economic monopoly throughout the entire world. A world wide monopoly would produce historically unprecedented wealth for the bankers. Thus, the unlimited greed of man is providing the financial backing for the greatest evil the world has ever seen. But, we Christians should not be surprised, because the Apostle Paul, writing in 1 Timothy 6:10, that "The love of money is the root of all evil".
Compton then addresses the spiritual nature of this Jesuit priest who had just founded the Masters of the Illuminati. We learn that, not only was Weishaupt occultic, he and his key leaders were adepts in the ancient art of witchcraft.
"Excursions in the realm of the occult have earned ...a variety of epithets...charlatan, astrologer, possessor of the secret of eternal youth and of the great universal medicine...Weishaupt's claim to be possessed of an other-world influence may not have been wholly false... having the tests that made him a full-blooded Illuminist (the ceremony took place at night, in an underground vault near Frankfurt)..." As part of the secrecy that masked its strength... leaders of the Society adopted classical names, mostly from Greek or Roman myth and history..." (p.8-9). If this description of this particular Satanic initiation ceremony sounds familiar, you are remembering our description of the initiation of the Skull and Bones Secret Society of which President George Bush was an adept. The line of leadership succession toward the drive to the New World Order has always passed through Satanic Illuminist secret societies. Secret societies have always functioned as Satan's church, as the only way to pass the baton from generation to generation. Of course, Compton then recognizes the importance of secrecy to these societies:
"The peculiar strength of [secret societies) has always been their secrecy...Sometimes they had an affected occult significance, that was meant to be impressive, and this often led them to introduce... absurd, or even unpleasant, rites of initiation. There was, for instance, one Illuminati circle that persuaded candidates to enter a bath of water...by pulling them towards the bath by means of a piece of string... tied to their genitals...It was this perverted sexual obsession that made some of Weishaupt's disciples undergo self-castration. But 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.."
Again, this type of initiation was reported during the Skull and Bones ceremonies, although we have not read of any reports of self-castration among Bones men. However, Bone's initiations did require the tying of the genitals and then pulling the initiate into a bath. In fact, there are many parallels between the practices of the Masters of the Illuminati that Antony Sutton, the author of the book of expose of Skull and Bones, boldly states his belief that Skull and Bones was directly established by the Illuminati.
Compton then speaks of the importance which Satanists attach to symbols, "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...was, and ... still is...a separate human Eye, which has been variously referred to as the open eye of Lucifer, the morning star, or the eternal watcher of the world and the human scene."
"The pyramid was one of the symbols that represented the unknown...deity in pre-Christian cults. Centuries later, it was resurrected as a symbol of the destruction of the Catholic Church... "It overlooked the crowds who gathered for the Philadelphia Eucharist 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). We have reported, on many occasions, the true Satanic nature of this Eye within the pyramid; it is truly the eye of Satan. After reading this portion of Compton's book, I determined to visit the Catholic college campus which hosted this 1976 Eucharist Congress. While I was looking for corroborating material in the Ryan Memorial Library at St. Charles Seminary, at Overbrook, Pennsylvania, in the Philadelphia area, I made a most interesting discovery. I discovered a book entitled, "Symbols In The Church", a book which listed the most important symbols of the Roman Catholic Church. The purpose of this book was to provide Catholic clergy with a complete guide of the many authorized symbols which they then might use in their individual churches. This was a most official Roman Catholic book. Therefore, I was most when I discovered the occult All-Seeing Eye within a triangle on page 27, in the chapter of symbols for God The Father. Thus, the Roman Catholic Church has been using this Satanic symbol for many years. I discovered many other occult symbols as well, which will provide a strong basis for a new seminar on the occult nature of the Roman Catholic Church.
Compton then continues his expose of the progression of events in this Illuminist plan to take over the Papacy, "By the 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 would only be a matter of time before the Illuminati would be able to topple the Papacy by implanting one of their own men. The Papacy was doomed to fall like a tree which had been rotting for centuries before suddenly falling under the onslaught of 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...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) "...the church [had] been transformed from an implacable foe of Communism into an active and quite powerful advocate of coexistence with Moscow... At the same time, revolutionary changes in its centuries-long teachings [had] moved Rome closer...to that of humanistic, neo-Paganism, of the National and World Council, and World Council of Churches." (p. 62-63). We can easily see how Satan's Plan to unite all world's religions had just taken a huge step forward. And the average Catholic had no idea that Satan had taken control. But, one Roman Catholic leader was not deceived, "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'. We wonder if this Bishop is still active within the Church.
Now that Vatican II had implemented Lucifer's Plan, as Bishop Griurber had observed, "it now remained to round off a truly historic [Papal] visit with an initiatory rite that would put the seal on this newly admitted realization..". Pope Paul VI, on October 4, 1965, spoke to United Nations, October 4, 1965), (p.67) giving a speech Compton decried as purely secular humanistic. (p. 68)
"After the speech, Pope Paul VI went to the Meditation Room of the U.N. A carefully edited bulletin...was produced by the Lucis Press, which issues printed matter for the United Nations. The suspicious may find food for thought in the fact that this publishing company...was [originally] known as Lucifer Press..." Satan's thread can be seen by the truly observant. Compton continues to describe this historic Papal visit to the United Nations Meditation Room.
"This [meditation] room was a centre of the Illuminati, given over to the cult of the all-seeing Eye that...was dedicated to the service of pagan cults, and the obliteration of Christian ... beliefs." (p.68-69)
This occult 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...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 part of the One-World Religion is clearly believable, as this has been the plan from the beginning. However, the occult world leaders must believe that the time had arrived to visibly drive this point home by constructing a "Temple of Understanding", dedicated to the unification of the six major world religions.
Then, Compton makes a most unbelievable assertion, "Before leaving America, Pope Paul, to press home his voluntary renunciation of spiritual authority, made a show of divesting himself of the Church's reminders and insignia. He gave the Papal ring of diamonds and rubies, and his pectoral cross of diamonds and emeralds...and the tiara, the triple crown that denotes the Trinity, the authority, and the spiritual powers of the Church...to the Buddhist U Thant, then Secretary-General of the United Nations." This abdication means that the Pope no longer considers himself to be the "Vicar upon earth of Jesus Christ". (p.70-71).
This show of giving up his authoritative insignia and crown was consistent with the next step Pope Paul VI took. "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 or 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. Thus, Compton asserts that the 200-year-old Secret Society goal of placing one of their own men in the office of the Papacy had been accomplished. Compton then shows the awful result of this victory.
"Within a few days of Paul's return to Rome, ... Pope Paul let it be known that Rome...was ready to take a new look at secret societies." (p.72) Remember, the year was 1965. Then, Compton states that 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 stated 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 the Luciferian author of "The Occult Conspiracy: Secret Societies, The Influence And Power In World History", speaks of this same list, but goes further, revealing that most of these officials were members of Freemasonry. Howard stated that the list of these high Vatican officials who were members of occult secret societies extended as high as Pope Paul VI's private secretary and Director General of Vatican Radio. (p. 152)
This assertion in the Bourghese was denied most vociferously by a writer in L'Aurora, 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, compiling 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, stating, "The French Register of Secret Societies is more closely guarded than the Italian, so that particulars of recent initiations cannot be quoted. The most sustained list of clerics belonging to French secret societies covers a few decades preceding the French Revolution (1785), and it numbered [then], even at a time when infiltration of the Church by its enemies was on a smaller scale than it soon attained, some 256 members."
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 -- originators of the concept 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)
Today, it is very evident that Pope
Today, it is very evident that Pope John Paul II is an Illuminist. We can see this concretely by his utilization of the bent cross. We can see this in his pronouncements of New Age agenda and his many global travels. We can even see this truth in recent writings of some New Age writers.
The time for final implementation is very close.
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