"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Monday, December 1, 2014

IS CATHOLIC CHURCH THE WHORE OF BABYLON IN REVELATION 18?

By Splendor1618 from The Splendor of the Church blog

The Church of Rome on the Vatican Hill with the St. Peter’s Square and the Tomb of St. Peter beneath the St. Peter’s Basilica

John Carlos Sanbuenaventura

THE WHORE OF BABYLON & THE SEVEN HILLS

The term Babylon in the book of Revelation always refers to the Pagan Rome. Let us remember there are 2 types of Rome, the Pagan Rome and the Christian Rome. The Pagan Rome refers to the Roman Empire. The Roman empire was ruled by Emperor Nero during the time of the Apostles and it persecuted the early Catholics. The early Catholics were put to jail, they were beheaded, placed in the arena known as the Roman Coliseum and were fed to the lions. The same Emperor Nero ordered the crucifixion of St. Peter and the beheading of St. Paul because they didn’t want to worship the Emperor. Since then there were series of persecution among Christians in Rome until it was prohibited by Emperor Constantine who was converted to the Christian faith.
Sts. Peter and Paul, co-Patrons of the Church of Rome

Sts. Peter and Paul, co-Patrons of the Church of Rome


THE BIBLE SAYS THAT THE HARLOT OF BABYLON SITS ON THE SEVEN HILLS OF ROME. What are those Seven Hills of Rome as ancient historians and scholars taught us? Here they are:

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1. Aventine Hill (Latin, Aventinus; Italian, Aventino)
2. Caelian Hill (Caelius, Celio)
3. Capitoline Hill (Capitolium, Campidoglio)
4. Esquiline Hill (Esquilinus, Esquilino)
5. Palatine Hill (Palatinus, Palatino)
6. Quirinal Hill (Quirinalis, Quirinale)
7. Viminal Hill (Viminalis, Viminale)
The Vatican Hill separated by the Tiber River from the Seven Hills of Rome

The Vatican Hill separated by the Tiber River from the Seven Hills of Rome

See, center of the Catholic Church is in THE VATICAN HILL which is not part of the Seven Hills of Rome. It is in Vatican Hill where St. Peter met his martyrdom by being crucified upside down. The place is now called THE ST. PETER’S SQUARE. He was buried in the nearby cave which later on became the site for the BASILICA OF ST. PETER. This Vatican Hill is separated from the Seven Hills of Rome because it is on the other side of the River – The Tiber River. This is the heart and origin of Catholicism. That is why the Church of Rome was founded by the blood and faith of Sts. Peter and Paul.

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The adulterous woman in Revelation 18 does not refer to the Catholic Church because the Church of Rome is against ABORTION, FORNICATION, PROSTITUTION, SAME SEX MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, PORNOGRAPHY unlike those Protestant religions, Born Again sects which legalized abortion and same sex marriage and other abominations to the Lord.

The Church of Rome is well-praised in the Bible by St. Paul himself while the Iglesia ni Manalo ni Commonweath was never mentioned:

Romans 1:7 (NIV) “To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.”

See how God loves the Roman Catholic Church. St. Paul calls the Roman Christians as The Holy People of God.

Romans 1:8 “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.”



What is this Church which is so famous in Rome? What is this Roman Church that is known all over the world? Not the one own by Felix Manalo or the Born Again but THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH led by the Bishop of Rome. This one and only Church of Rome is also the True Church founded by Jesus and was brought to Rome by Sts. Peter and Paul no less.

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